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03/28/07 - NNHS Newsletter
A Kiss to Build a Dream on

"If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl,
always give her the benefit of the doubt."

- Thomas Carlyle
(4 Dec 1795 - 5 Feb 1881)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Is there any doubt I love kisses?!?.

   My #6 son,   Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS/American School, IL - '02 - of VA) likes kisses, too. In fact, this is one of his favorite songs, first used here on 10/22/04:


28 - Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA - 1947
29 -
  David Hatchett ('65) of VA - 1947
31 - Webb Edwards ('57)
31 -
  Tina Crowder Wescott ('65) of VA - 1947

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 03/25/07 - "It Must Be Genetic......":

   And speaking of kisses, here are a couple of shots I took on Saturday of    Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS/American School, IL - '02 - of VA) and his Lady Love, Diana Lyons (Eastlake HS, CA - '05 - of CA) as we were moving his things into his new apartment in Buena Vista.

   Nicely done......

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 4:27 PM
Buena Vista, VA
 Dale Harty and Diana Lyons

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/25/07 - "Mini-Reunion":

Hi, Carol:

Well, since you were the "TYPHOON Conduit" helping to arrange the mini-reunion for Gary Fitzgerald and did request a photograph we wish to honor your request.
Yesterday,    Wayne Agee ('58 - of FL) and his lovely wife Martha (MS), my ever youthful bride Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL and yours truly were the guest of   Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AT Crabby Bill's Beach Club.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Wayne, Gary, Joe and Eva

Besides saving Wayne from a serious head injury from a wayward volley ball with his quick reaction and steady hand Gary shared many memories with us, but none like the riveting recount of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, where Gary was a resident of the hotel at the WTC at this dreadful time. It was too much of an ordeal to try and recount the details here, but maybe he will share them with your subscribers some day.
Well, it was a delightful day and the company was as good as it can get when among TYPHOON recounting the days of our youth in Newport News.
Martha Agee was the photographer.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   What a wonderful time y'all must have had! Thanks so much for letting us enjoy it with you, Joe, if only by proxy!  I'm always happy to see people meet one another again after a time apart.

    Last fall at the Open 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1966,   Fred Mays ('60 - of VA), bless his sweet heart, gave me a copy of the Reunion Booklet from the 45-Year Reunion of the Class of 1961.  I read in there of Gary's being two blocks from the Twin Towers when they went down..  What a harrowing time that must have been for him!

   Thanks again, Adonis!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 03/25/07 - "The Sign":

     Oh, yes, Joe, as we were traveling up the highway (and with a little difficulty), I snagged this shot just for you.  I think it speaks for itself.  WILD GIGGLES!!!
Saturday, March 24, 2007
1:29 PM

From Lynn Engle of VA - 03/25/07:


I have been receiving these emails since    Bruce Spigel ('65) passed away. They have somehow helped, and at times I would remember a name that Bruce had brought up in conversation. He really enjoyed receiving the news about everyone. It is hard to believe that Bruce passed away over three years ago. I will always hold his love and memories in my heart.

I am also happy to announce that I have met and will marry a wonderful guy this summer. You can remove my name from your list, but I will always remain grateful that all of you cared so much for Bruce and his smile will live forever.

Best to you always.


   Lynn, that is such wonderful news!  I'm so very happy for you!

   We've enjoyed having you with us, and yes, it hardly seems possible that three years have passed.

   We wish you all the best, Lady!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/25/07 - "Earth Clinic and Super Hero":

Have a nice Monday,
This site as been very helpful to me. I don't think I've passed it on before, but if I have it's always getting updates.
With or without insurance trips to the doctor and pharmacy have skyrocketed. Going to a doctor's office rates in the top of my list of things I don't enjoy doing, plus so many diseases seem to be medicine resistant. I hope you find it as
helpful as I do. So many shared tips! There is also help for pets.

   This IS cool - thanks, Lady!


When my granddaughter, Ann, was 9-years-old, she was given an assignment by her teacher to write a story on "Where my family came from." The purpose was to understand your genealogy.  

I was not aware of her assignment when she asked me at the dining room table one night,  

"Grandma, where did I come from?"  

I responded quite nervously because my son and daughter-in-law were out of town and I was stalling until they returned home, "Well, honey, the stork brought you."  

"Where did Mom come from then?"  

"The stork brought her, too."  

"OK, then.... where did you come from?"  

"The stork brought me too, dear."  

"Okay, thanks, Grandma."  

I did not think anything more about it until two days later when I was cleaning Ann's room and read the first sentence of her paper... "For three generations there have been no natural births in our family."  


Super Hero 

Nathaniel Bronner Jr.

Dr. Marilyn spoke at our staff meeting. She took us through exercises as she worked to get our minds and spirits adjusted to a more positive direction.

"Close your eyes and think back to when you were small. What did you want to be? What were your dreams? What did you want to do? Close your eyes and think back." she instructed.

I closed my eyes and thought back. I remembered what I wanted to be.

Dr. Marilyn then told of her early beginnings as a writer. She told of the articles and the publishing successes that she experienced but so many of them were punctuated by, "I didn't get paid for that."

Her words struck me.

I worked in a corner drug store when I was very small. I was below the age limit to work but the store made an exception. My father owned the store, thus the exception.

I worked long and hard. I treasured my lunch breaks. Not so much for the food or the rest, it was what I did during my lunch breaks that I treasured. I read comic books. I read the action books, not the romance or the comedies, action, pure action.

When I closed my eyes and thought back, I knew instantly what I had aspired to be.

A Super Hero!

Superman, Batman, Spiderman and Ironman were some of my heroes.

In all of the action comics that I read, there were two distinct patterns. Those two patterns were in every action comic book that I can recall.

First, there was always a battle between good and evil. The battle was always tough. The battle was always a close call. No matter how strong or how many powers the Super Hero had, evil pushed him to the very limit and most times almost defeated him.

Second, the Super Hero was never paid for his contribution to society; he always earned his living in his alter ego.

Superman made money as Clark Kent, a newspaper reporter.
Batman made money as Bruce Wayne, a rich industrialist.
Spiderman made money as Peter Parker, a photographer.
Ironman made money as Tony Stark, owner of Stark Industries.

None of them were paid for being a Super Hero and the contributions they made as Super Heroes.

As I listened to Dr. Marilyn state how she had never been paid for many things, a light popped on in my mind.

"The real Super Heroes don't get paid for the Super Hero stuff!"

I pastor a church and have never accepted a salary or taken up love offerings for myself. It's correct to be fairly compensated but I, like Paul, simply choose not to.

I am the editor of MountainWings and the websites, and I donít get any money for that either.

I realized as my eyes were closed that it is Super Hero stuff and my dream has been realized.

You've got Super Hero stuff too.

Helping a stranger or friend in need
Doing anything beneficial that takes time, effort, energy or resources and where you expect no monetary return is Super Hero stuff.

Use your powers well.

   WOWZERONI!!!  Thanks so much, Shari!

 From Frank Friedland ('60) of VA - 03/25/07:


I like the "Birthday" list. Please tell 
  Gene Collins (Gleve - '60 - of SC) that she is not a year older, just a day older than yesterday. One day at a time.

By the way, my birthday is August 5th. Born in 1942.

frank friedland

   Thanks, Frank!  Isn't that just such a fun page?!?  I've added your name to the list:

    From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of IL - "RE - 03/23/07 - Yesterdays":

Grammy Harty

Howdy!  That video from Shari ("Women Bloopers") is hilarious!

Have you seen    Bethany's (Winona Harty) - Siuslaw HS, OR - '94 - of IL) video?  I'm sure it would make a great addition to a possible newsletter on Remembrance Day (April 29th) or somewhere right around there.

Go to  Very good stuff, if I can toot my wife's horn. 

Love you!  bh

   I did see that video, Brent, really quite soon after she released it that morning.  But for some reason it made my eyes really watery, and - oh, well, I'll admit it, it made me cry so hard I couldn't see what I was doing. 

   So every time I tried to sign her blog to tell her that, I got nowhere.  I must try that again later.....

   That's some fine lady you married, Sweetie!  Give her a hug for me!

   Oh, remind me about Remembrance Day (lest I forget), and I'll post it again.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/26/07 - "A more recent photo for Famous Soldiers page.":

Hi, Carol:
Perhaps you will consider replacing the circa 1982 photo on the Famous Soldiers page of me in the Commander's Copula of the M-60 Tank with the attached photo which was taken November 2006 as I was preparing to attend the Veterans Day celebration in Tampa. It was my honor to lead the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag that evening before some 350 veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, and Global War on Terror theatres.
November 2006

   Okay, Major Madagan, that settles it.  I am quite insane.  When I saw this image, I wondered why you were sending it, as you had sent it to me some months ago, and I had seen it in my files only yesterday.

   Wal, JA - in my FILES since 11/14/06, but not POSTED!!!  ARGHHH!!!

   Now, how could this be?!?  Lemme see.  Last fall.  When I really wasn't finishing much of anything.  Sort of like - NOW.

   Oh.  Yeah.  Got it.  Sigh.

   Okay, Adonis, it's posted at last:

   Of course, I never replace anything.  I only add.  The older image is hardly obsolete; it's only been augmented by the newer.

   And what a great story - and great honor - that is, Joe! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, even if you did need to kabong me on the head a couple of times.


Thank you, and do not let the small errors upset you.   Bill Campbell ('54 - of VA) is one of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet with a great sense of humor.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Well, even though my errors are larger than you graciously imply, I do agree with you that Bill is a Sweetie-Pie.  I met him last fall at that great reunion, and he's a real joy to know.

   Thanks again, Sweet Adonis!

From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 03/26/07 - "old penny post cards":

This was nice.  Thought maybe you could use.
Hugs, CA  Class of 1970 

What did your town look like according to Penny Postcards?


Check out your old stomping grounds during the times of the penny postcard.

Click on the state and then on the county to see old
penny postcards from that area.....pretty neat.

Penny Postcards

   Thank you, Carol Anne!  We've run this a couple of times - and will continue to do so for any who might have missed it - because it is waaaay cool!

  From Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV - 03/26/07 - "New email address/Diana Price Carter":

Hi Carol,

I hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks for all the hard work you put in the newsletter, you do a great job! I really enjoy reading everything.

Would you please change my email address to

Thank you, Diana

   Thanks, Diana - I'm glad you're having fun! 

  As you previously gave me permission to post your addie, I changed it not only in my mailing lists, but on the Contact Page for the Class of 1966 as well:

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/26/07 - "Distractions For Tuesday":

Have a good one,
cowscapes-Roll your mouse over the thumbnails on the & the cowscapes will enlarge.
Most of us go inside during a lightning storm. This guy does just the opposite and you can click to view his on-line gallery.

He who loses money, loses much.
He who loses a friend, loses much more.
But he who loses faith, loses all!!

--Author unknown

This is scary!

   YOWZERONI-ROONI!!!  Thanks for that warning, Shari!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/26/07 - "Video to make us think":

   That's a beautiful presentation, Bill.  I do remember, and I'm proud of them all.  Amid all the tears, there are a lot of dream-worthy kisses in there, too, so we've come full circle today.  Thanks so much, Sweetie!


1.   From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 03/16/07 - "Re: HELLO":

Hi Carol,

Here I am again asking for another favor. Would you please post on your website how much we would love to find our 1962 classmates? I know that lots of folks that read your website, much more than our small 62 website. Our reunion is getting close (September 22) and we really would like to find as many as we can. We had a recent mailing and quite a few came back to us, such as wrong address, moved, etc. so sure would appreciate you putting that up for us.

You know also that you are always invited to attend our reunion. We really would like to invite all the classmates from 1960 to 1965 to attend our Friday night affair. Soon we will have a webpage with all the information and invitation on it.

I appreciate all you do and hope things are doing good for all of you now.

Again, thanks for the help. Keep up the GREAT WORK!

Brenda Williams
Typhoon Forever
"Be the change you wish to see in the world". -Ghandi

   Why, certainly, Brenda!   In fact, if you'll send me a list of your "missing", we'll post it and begin to search for them individually.

   Thank you for the invitation!  I'm delighted to see that you've opened your Friday night to include the two classes on either side of you.  It will be a fun time for all, and I'm glad to help you in any way that I can.

   I've posted your note here on your page:

2.     From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 03/18/07 - "60th Birthday Party":

If you would be so kind as to post this on your site, we would certainly appreciate the assistance.
The NNHS 1965 Reunion Team is back in action!  As much as we may not like it, we must face the fact that the majority of us will have our 60th birthday this year.  Even though we've only been out of school "a few years", we have verified that 60 is the correct number.  The 55th picnic was well received, so we're going to do the same thing for the 60th. 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 30, 2007.  We'll be meeting at Shelter #4 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.   After some discussion among the Reunion Team, we decided this would be an open event with all NNHS classes welcome.  If you haven't yet reached 60, it will afford an opportunity to practice.  If you have, you can act like Jack Benny and move back a few years.  No matter the case, all are welcome.
It's never too early to make plans, so mark your calendar today and we'll follow up shortly with further information.  If you have any questions please contact Dave Arnold at (757) 618-6646.  We look forward to seeing you in June!

Dave Arnold

   YIPPEE!!!  Certainly, Dave!  I made you a brand new page, and our Wizard of Wonderment,    Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA picked the perfect music for it:

   This information is now posted on the main page of the web site, and will be carried in each Newsletter from now until then.

   Thanks, Dave! Sounds like fun!

3.   From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA) - 03/18/07 - "Buckroe & Crossroads Entertainment Complex":

Supporters for saving Buckroe's Lots B as a professionally designed Bayfront city park.  with ample off-street public parking,  need to be aware there is still action you can take in the latest attempt to save Buckroe's Lots B as a magnificent bay front city park.
Even though Council picked Option B for Lots B on January 24, and Option B calls for the development of two of Buckroe's Lots B with residential housing, those lots cannot be sold to any developer without first going through a public hearing.   Until that time arrives, Hampton City Council needs to continue hearing from the public, and the public as a whole needs to know there is still hope.   Option B can be viewed on
The latest hope to save Lots B as a park has come up because of Hampton's new $200M Plan for the Crossroads Entertainment Complex which is scheduled to be developed in the Coliseum/Convention Center area.  
A Daily Press story on February 16 indicated Crossroads is going to need every ounce of help, vision and imagination a city government can commit in order to vie with the other entertainment venues in the area because, with seven, Hampton Roads  is thought to have more live-performance theaters per capita than any market in the country.
The following Letter to the Editor was printed in today's Daily Press.  It may explain the situation a little better but it also outlines what actions can be taken by anyone still concerned about saving Buckroe's Lots B for our now and future generations.
Why can't Council see the immense value of having both a Crossroads and a beautiful Bay front park, two uniquely different visitor-welcoming attractions,  to tout versus only one?    Further, if Buckroe is destroyed for thousands  by this Council and city staff, and if Crossroads doesn't make it, what unique attraction is Hampton going to be able to offer visitors and tourists in the future?
Why can't Council recognize visitors and tourists want beaches,  and if they don't find something welcoming and attractive in Buckroe they are going to travel to Yorktown or Virginia Beach.   And, believe me, after tourists have spent a long tiring round-trip to those beaches, either through the tunnel or on the interstate, they are not going to want to attend anything that night, no matter how entertaining.
How much better would it be for Hampton and the Crossroads Entertainment Complex to be able to advertise:
Please let Hampton City Council hear your thoughts on developing Buckroe into a welcoming, attractive world class city park to market along beside the Crossroads entertainment complex, and vice versa.  
Thank you.  Sandra Canepa

March 18, 2007

Crossroads & Buckroe

I applaud the Hampton City Council for considering everything the new Crossroads entertainment complex is expected to do for Hampton. The Daily Press reports that Hampton is looking for Crossroads to be "an attempt to make Hampton a destination" and is "looking for people to come in." ("Hampton's $200M plan," Feb. 15)

Buckroe Beach and Lots B have been the goose that has laid, and continue to lay, golden eggs in the form of attracting thousands of people and thousands of dollars in revenue to a proven destination. Now the council wants to cut up, sell off and destroy this known attraction in hopes its "new goose," the Crossroads complex, will lay the golden eggs for Hampton in the future.

How much more sense would it make for Hampton to have two major attractions to tout; one tried and true, but improved into a magnificent bayfront park with ample off-street parking, and the other, new and untried but needing all the help possible to compete with the other six entertainment complexes in the area.

The council is doing the XL Development Group a huge disservice by not doing all it can as the hosting city to help ensure it a success. Why would the council destroy one financially proven "one-of-a-kind" destination spot to lay all the onus on an unproven Crossroads in "an attempt to make Hampton a destination" when together the two certainly would be a winning ticket and better for everyone involved?

Doesn't it make good business sense for the council to reconsider its earlier vote on Buckroe's Lots B (view Option B at

Contact the council at 727-6315 or, and let them hear your thoughts on developing Buckroe along with the Crossroads complex.

Sandra Canepa


   Thank you so much, Sandra!  I'm delighted to see there's still hope and that you and your committee are still working so diligently to save this for all of us.

   Now, y'all do your part, too!


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1965
will celebrate their 60th Birthdays
 on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Shelter #4 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.   This will be an open event with all NNHS classes welcome. 
If you haven't yet reached 60, it will afford an opportunity to practice.  If you have, you can act like Jack Benny
and move back a few years.  No matter the case, all are welcome.
It's never too early to make plans, so mark your calendar today and we'll follow up shortly with further information. 
  We look forward to seeing you in June!

 CONTACT: Dave Arnold at or call him at 757-618-6646.


 The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at the lovely beach
home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot on Willoughby
Spit. This will be an afternoon into evening beach
party with covered dish dinner.

Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


The NNHS Class of 1967
will hold its 40-Year Reunion on Labor Day weekend:
Friday, August 31, 2007 -
Friday by the Fountain, City Center/Social, at Red Star Tavern

Saturday, September 1, 2007 -
Buffet Dinner/Dance, The Omni Hotel, Newport News

Sunday, September 2, 2007 -
Omni Sunday Brunch

More information will follow in June.

CONTACTS:; Wanda - 757-867-9070;
or Melissa - 757-874-0094

The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast
on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering


  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/02/07 - "Amazing chalk drawings on the road"
(#21 in a Series of 29):


Hi Carol ... check out these pictures! They would be good to use one at a time for your newsletter.

Take care!


More chalk drawings from Julian Beever.  Incredible!!!!!  Julian is an English artist who's famous 
for his 3D art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium.
This drawing of a Rescue was to be viewed using an inverting

   That they would; they're incredible!  Thanks, Babe!

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

A Kiss to Build a Dream On

Words and Music by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Oscar Hammerstein II, 1951


Gimme a kiss to build a dream on
And my imagination
Will thrive upon that kiss
Sweetheart, I ask no more than this
A Kiss to build a dream on

Give me a kiss before you leave me
and my imagination
will feed my hungry heart
Leave me one thing before we part
A kiss to build a dream on

When I'm alone with my fancies
I'll be with you
Weaving romances
Making believe they're true

Oh, gimme your lips for just a moment
and my imagination
will make that moment live
Give me what you alone can give
A kiss to build a dream on

Gimme a kiss to build a dream on
And my imagination
Will thrive upon that kiss
Sweetheart, I ask no more than this
A Kiss to build a dream on

Give me a kiss before you leave me
and my imagination
will feed my hungry heart
Leave me one thing before we part
A kiss to build a dream on

When I'm alone with my fancies
I'll be with you
Weaving romances
Making believe they're true

Oh, gimme your lips for just a moment
and my imagination
will make that moment live
Give me what you alone can give
A kiss to build a dream on

"A Kiss to Build a Dream On" midi (sequenced by Gerald Ross) and lyrics courtesy of - 10/20/04
Midi captured and saved with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL.  Thanks, Nathaniel!

Image of "The Kiss (Il bacio)", 1859, by Francesco Hayez courtesy of - 03/26/07

Animated Smacking Lips clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 04/10/03

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!

Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05,
and making a reappearance at the request of my cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 03//07

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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