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03/29/09 - NNHS Newsletter
Rákóczi March

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen
and thinking what nobody has thought.”

 - Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian Biochemist, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine
(16 Sept 1893 - 22 Oct 1986)

Dear Friends and  Schoolmates,

   I'm still running marches through the end of the month of March. "Just a little joke."

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 03/25/09:

Liszt's Rákóczi March is a good one, too.

   So it is! Thanks again, Faniel!

BONUS - - Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no.15 - Rákóczi March - Arcadi Volodos - Now, THAT'S awesome!





   Happy Birthday today to   David Hatchett ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

31 - Alex Nicol (February '49) AND Webb Edwards ('57)  AND       Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL AND   Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND   Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!

01 - Harold Smith ('57);
04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND 
  Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


From Alex Nicol (February '49) of VA - 03/28/09:

Gee, it is amazing to see all the hard work you are doing with this web site. This classmate of Feb. 1949 wishes you well.

A few men, from that general time, many years later worked with me. Sadly, they have all passed. I will be 77 on 3-31-2009. Been retired since Dec. 2006.

As I like to say, "please drive very carefully." I was in the automobile  business (sales part) for just about 50 years, and I saw too many serious automobile accidents. 
Yours truly,
Alexander Nicol
 P.S.  One of the children,    Sandra Jean (Nicol), graduated 1970 from N.N.H.S.
Anyway, the class of 1949 and !965 share a lot of happiness.

   Thank you so very much, Alex! Have a super birthday!


  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 03/28/09 - "Christopher Shores":


Christopher Shores was a bustling area when I was growing up. I lived on 14th Street and had plenty of friends from the the ole neighborhood joining me thru my journey through high school. It was for me a the best of times. Friends and cousins to mention a few: Jeanene ('60), Bert ('60),   Judy ('65),   Harvey ('70) Anker. Then there were Cathy Crockin ('67), Ellen Kurzer ('67), Norman and Mitchell ('66) (now a Rabbi) Smith, Janet Forman ('68),   Mark Friedman ('65), Diane Sandler ('68), Kenny Schwartz ('67), and many others.

As I approach my 60th birthday (March 31), I look back and think of all those wonderful years.  

Ivan Anker


   Thanks, Ivan! I know Lukie Buxton lived there. He went to private school, of course (was it Christ Church - '63??). Didn't Mike ('65) and Janet ('68) Hirschman live in Christopher Shores, too - or is that another one of my Twisted Memories?!?

   I think I did not know that Mitchell Smith was a Rabbi, but I'm not surprised, either. WOW!

   Have a wonderful birthday, Ivan!


  From Eva Ellis Madagan (61) of FL - 03/28/09:

Please let    Allen Hall (of FL) know the Class of '61 has missed him and looks forward to seeing him at the  reunion.   My brother Gene Ellis (of FL) just asked about him last week.....

   Thanks, Eva, I forwarded your note to Allen!


  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 03/28/09 - "Something pretty cool" - AND         From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/23/09 - "great musical video":

Hi Guys, please ck out the link below, it's something that is pretty cool :0000)

Craig in Tokyo

That's an understatement indeed, I'd like to take all of these people and put them together in an auditorium for an all-night jam session, they sure feel the music.  Didn't look like many could put enough change together to buy much, but wow. 


I think this link is so great that I want to share it. Wish I had it on DVD.
Here’s a version of the Ben E. King classic “Stand by Me” for our times:  

  Thanks, Jay Sweetie (and the ever gorgeous David once again)! This superb video clip was the very inspiration for last Tuesday's Newsletter:


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/28/09 - "BIBLE SALES ":

A pastor concluded that his church was getting into very serious financial trouble  He found in the storeroom, many cartons of new bibles that had never been opened and distributed.
So at his Sunday sermon, he asked for three volunteers from the congregation who would be willing to sell the bibles door-to-door for $10 each to raise the desperately needed money for the church.
Jack, Paul and Louie all raised their hands to volunteer for the task.
The minister knew that Jack and Paul earned their living as salesmen and were likely capable of selling some bibles.. But he had serious doubts about Louie who was a local farmer, who had always kept to himself because he was embarrassed by his speech impediment. Poor Louis stuttered badly. But, NOT WANTING TO discourage Louis, the minister decided to let him try anyway.
He sent the three of them away with the back seat of their cars stacked with bibles. He asked them to meet with him and report the results of their door-to-door selling efforts the following Sunday.
Anxious to find out how successful they were, the minister immediately asked Jack, 'Well, Jack, how did you make out selling our bibles last week?'
Proudly handing the reverend an envelope, Jack replied, 'Using my sales prowess, I was able to sell 20 bibles, and here's the $200 I collected on behalf of the church.'
'Fine job, Jack!' The minister said, vigorously shaking his hand. 'You are indeed a fine salesman and the Church is indebted to you.'
Turning to Paul, 'And Paul, how many bibles did you sell for the Church last week?'
Paul, smiling and sticking out his chest, confidently replied, 'I am a professional salesman. I sold 28 bibles on behalf of the church, and here's $280 I collected.'
The minister responded, 'That's absolutely splendid, Paul. You are truly a professional salesman and the church is indebted to you.'
Apprehensively, the minister turned to Louie and said, 'And Louie, did you manage to sell any bibles last week?' Louie silently offered the minister a large envelope.
The minister opened it and counted the contents. 'What is this?' the minister exclaimed. 'Louie, there's $3200 in here! Are you suggesting that you sold 320 bibles for the church, door to door, in just one week?'
Louie just nodded. That's impossible!' both Jack and Paul said in unison. 'We are professional salesmen, yet you claim to have sold 10 times as many bibles as we could.'
'Yes, this does seem unlikely,' the minister! agreed. 'I think you'd better explain how you managed to accomplish this, Louie.'
Louie shrugged. 'I-I-I re-re-really do-do-don't kn-kn-know f-f-f-for sh-sh-sh-sure, ' he stammered.
Impatiently, Peter interrupted. 'For crying out loud, Louie, just tell us what you said to them when they answered the door!'
'A-a -a-all I-I-I s-s-said wa-wa-was,' Louis replied, 'W-w-w-w-would y-y-y-you l-l-l-l-l-like t-t-to b-b-b-buy th- h-th-this b-b-b-b-bible F-f-for t-t-ten b-b-b-bucks ---o-o-o-or--- wo-wo-would yo-you j-j-j-just l-like m-m-me t-t-to st-st-stand h-h-he re and r-r-r-r-r-read it t-to y-y-you??'
Remember when the funniest jokes were the clean ones? They still are!  
The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you And be gracious to you; The Lord turn His face toward you And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!



      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/26/09 - "Picture Messages (#1 in a series of 5)":

Have a nice weekend.


   COOL! Thanks, Shari!




1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 23, 24, and 25, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion.  For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact

5. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964


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

                                   Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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- Franz Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15
(22 Oct 1811 - 31 July 1886)


"Rákóczi March" (Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody #15) midi (sequenced by Robert Finley) courtesy
of - 03/26/09

 Image of Hungarian Dancers courtesy of - 03/29/09

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

Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of 12/17/08

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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