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04/02/07 - NNHS Newsletter
Passover Wishes

"In every generation each person should feel as though she or he
were redeemed from Egypt, as it is said: 'You shall tell your children
on that day saying, It is because of what Adonai did for me when
I went free out of Egypt. For the Holy One redeemed not only
our ancestors; God redeemed us with them.'"

- The Hagaddah

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Passover begins tonight at sundown.  Assuming    the webmistress ('65 - of NC) has her wits about her, and barring technical difficulties, this theme repeats itself annually, albeit on different days:



From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/01/07 - "April Fool's Day":

Hi Carol,
Why do you hate April Fool's Day? I always play innocent pranks, nothing scary or harmful? Just curious.

   Now, Shari, you better than most people know how weird I am.

  The vast majority of people would agree with you, I'm sure - and that's fine.  Few people smile, giggle, and laugh more than I do, but my sense of humor is somewhat different from the mainstream.  Practically anything the ever gorgeous freakin' hot   David Whitley ('67) of VA says will leave me rolling on the floor.  For a classic example, see this page:

   I just don't like practical jokes and contrived pranks.  They usually come at the expense of another, and tend to be designed to make that person feel like a buffoon.

   For instance, if water accidentally sprays in a person's face, that to me would be funny.  If water sprays into a person's face because it had been deliberately rigged to do so, that to me seems to be just mean and ornery.  And if I don't like being the victim of such pranks myself, why would I then play them on my friends and loved ones - or on anyone else, for that matter?

   And how might we define harmful?  I'll cite an example from my own life. 

   A few months ago (not on April Fool's Day),    Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) left to attend a meeting.  About fifteen minutes after he should have arrived, I received a phone call.

   "Has Paul left yet?"

   Knowing that his health could hardly be classified as "excellent" (diabetes, hypertension, peripheral artery disease, sleep apnea, etc.), and knowing that his route down Ramsey Street (a.k.a. "Nascar Training Grounds") is a dangerous one, I immediately panicked.

   The (several) gentlemen on the other end of the phone thought it was very funny.  I did not.

   I myself have a heart murmur, and I'm now a full seven years older than my father was when he succumbed to his second heart attack.  Granted, Daddy had other markers and factors which I do not - for instance, a four-pack-a-day smoking habit.  But an hour later my heart was still racing and I was still trembling - and I was not amused.

   But as I said, I am weird.

   Thanks for the chance to vent, Lady!

  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 04/01/07 - "April Fool's Day":

I could not open this today...don't know why, my internet is up..

Peace & Blessing,

   Yes, my internet was up as well, Cheryl.  Unfortunately, our server,, was flickering in and out for a few hours.  ARGHHH!!!  Sorry about that!

  From Stacy Dorn ('64) of VA - 04/02/07 - "~ Important !! Information ~ driving in the rain":

I wonder how many people know about this?

A 36 year old female had an accident several weeks ago and totaled her car. A resident of Kilgore, Texas, she was traveling between Gladewater and Kilgore. It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydroplane and literally flew through the air.  She was not seriously injured  but very stunned at the sudden occurrence!

When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened, he told her something that every driver should know:  


She had thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain.

But the highway patrolman told her that if the cruise control is on and your car begins to hydroplane -- when your tires lose contact with the pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed and  you take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly what had occurred.  The patrolman said this warning should be listed, on the driver's seat sun-visor:


along with the airbag warning. We tell our teenagers to set the cruise control and drive a safe speed - but we don't tell them to use the cruise control only when the pavement is dry.

The only person the accident victim found who knew this (besides the patrolman), was a man who had had a similar accident, totaled his car and sustained severe injuries.

If you send this to 15 people and only one of them doesn't know about this,
then it was all worth it. You might have saved a life. 

   YOWZERONI!!!  Thanks so much, Stacy!

   Just to be certain, I ran this through, and it is True.

  From Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 04/02/06 - "Penny Postcards":

This is very interesting.  Please pass on.
Don Chaney

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, Donnie!  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 Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 04/02/07 - "NNHS Class of 60 informal reunion":

Hi Carol,

Could you please update the Class of 60 informal reunion information? Thanks so much.


The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007, at 3:00 PM
at the Beach home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot,
504 West Ocean View, Norfolk, VA

Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:
Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


   Yes, ma'am, by all means - and Happy Passover!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/02/07 - "Do You Remember Love? ... Love Poem from a Dog by James Jacobson":

Subject: Do You Remember Love? ... Love Poem from a Dog by James Jacobson
Sweet little presentation from the author of "How to Meditate With Your Dog"...

   This is very beautiful, Shari.  Thanks!

From My Friend, Charlie Hill, of NC - 04/02/07 - "Women and Heart Attacks (Myocardial Infarction)":

Women and Heart Attacks (Myocardial Infarction)

Did you know that women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have when experiencing heart attack... you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in the movies?

Here is the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.

"I had a completely unexpected heart attack at about 10:30 pm with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might've brought it on. I was sitting all snugly and warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, "A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up." A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you've been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you've swallowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn't have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was my initial sensation---the only trouble was that I hadn't taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.

"After that had seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasming), gaining speed as they continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR). This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out into both jaws.

"AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening--we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself and the cat, "Dear God, I think I'm having a heart attack!" I lowered the foot rest, dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor instead. I thought to myself "If this is a heart attack, I shouldn't be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere else.......but, on the other hand, if I don't, nobody will know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in a moment."

"I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed the Paramedics... I told her I thought I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn't feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said she was sending the Paramedics over immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to unbolt the door and then lie down on the floor where they could see me when they came in.

"I then laid down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don't remember the medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the Cardiologist was already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like "Have you taken any medications?") but I couldn't make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side stents to hold open my right coronary artery.

"I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the Paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the fire station and St. Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my Cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and the procedure) and installing the stents.

"Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I want all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned first hand."

1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body - not the usual men's symptoms, but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act ). It is said that many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they didn't know they were having one, and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation, and go to bed, hoping they'll feel better in the morning when they wake up....which doesn't happen.

My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I advise you to call the Paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening that you've not felt before. It is better to have a "false alarm" visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!

2. Note that I said "Call the Paramedics". Ladies, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! Do NOT try to drive yourself to the ER-- you're a hazard to others on the road, and so is your panicked husband who will be speeding and looking anxiously at what's happening with you instead of the road. Do NOT call your doctor--he doesn't know where you live and if it's at night you won't reach him anyway, and if it's daytime, his assistants (or answering service) will tell you to call the Paramedics. He doesn't carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The Paramedics do, principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your Dr. will be notified later.

3. Don't assume it couldn't be a heart attack because you have a normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a cholesterol elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI (unless it's unbelievably high, and/or accompanied by high blood pressure.)

MI's are usually caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge things up in there. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive...

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

**Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about**

   YOWZERONI!!!  Thanks so much, Charlie!

   Just to be certain, I also ran this through, and it too is True.


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!


1. Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL NNHS CLASSES

2. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21 - 23, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

6. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party - OPEN TO ALL

7. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


   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 3:00 PM
at the Beach home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot,
504 West Ocean View, Norfolk, VA

Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:
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"
(#23 and 24 in a Series of 28):


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.
Make Poverty History Make Poverty History drawing from the side (40 ft long)

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

   Y'all have a good day, a great Passover - and 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


Im haboker ya'ale
Veotanu yegalé
Im halev beor shuv ytmale

Im bashemesh hachama
Od yavshilu sdot kama
Im nishbor ra'av vegam tzama

Veim notra meat chiba - dayenu
Veim lishmoach yesh siba - dayenu
Veim ismach hador haba - dayenu
Veyoter anu lo nevakesh.


Im nomar mila tová
Shetigbar al haeivá
Im nedá velu meát shalva

It Would Be Enough

If morning will come and discover us
If the heart will fill up again, it is enough for us
If, in the warm sun, wheat fields will ripe
If we break our hanger and thirst

It is enough for us
And if a bit of compassion still remains
And we have a reason to be happy
It is enough for us

It is enough for us enough, enough
It is enough for us enough, enough

If we say a good word, that will overwrite the hatred
If we will know a bit of peace of mind
It is enough for us
If we still find love, if we will vow again

If we feel that hope is not lost
It is enough for us



"Dayenu" midi courtesy of - 04/22/05

"Dayenu" lyrics courtesy of - 04/22/05

 Passover clip art courtesy of – 04/22/05

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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