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04/05/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Palm Sunday

On the next day much people that were come to the feast,
when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him,
and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel
that cometh in the name of the Lord.

- John 12: 12-13 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We are a varied lot, and many of you will not be celebrating today, but for many of you, today marks the beginning of Holy Week, and even if we're not personally observing the day, our Typhoon Family tries to mark all such occasions:

BONUS - - The Holy City - Charlotte Church - Live in Jerusalem



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 - Marc Snyder ('65) of NC;

10 -   Skip Wood ('65) of NC;

11 -      Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND   Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND    Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA;

12 - Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND   Richard Rawls ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

  From Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL - 04/04/09 - "Warwick Gardens":


I think the website is awesome; you have done an amazing job in keeping this going.  I love reading it every day.  It brings back some great memories.  I grew up in Warwick Gardens on Briarfield Road, three houses behind the skating rink.  At my age, I can't remember the names of all the people in that neighborhood, but I do remember the faces.  Can anyone help me with the flashbacks and names.  I graduated from Newport News High in 1962.

Patti Johnson Stowe

   Thanks so much, Patti! Let's see if we can find out!

     From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 04/04/09 - "Re:      Janice McCain Rose ('65 - of VA) ...":

Janice, for you to stick this out with Fred AND follow up with everything one must do to nurse him back to health that you are doing at home... I have only two words for it:


Eric S. Huffstutler
Richmond, VA

   AMEN! Thanks, Eric!

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 04/04/09 - "re: leather dresses":

Hi Carol

  Ron Miller ('59 - of NC) said that a man begins to think irrationally when he sees a woman in a leather dress because she smells like a new golf bag.  I do vaguely remember that, even though it's been too many years to think about since I played golf but a woman in a new leather dress would also have that new car smell which would evoke the same feelings he describes.  Sadly though, since I fully retired (except for "honey-do's"), I probably will not enjoy that smell again.  Oh well, as Doris Day's song says, "Que Sera, Sera."


By-the-way, her song may have been released in 1956, but she sang it first in the 1955 film, The Man Who Knew Too Much, by my all time favorite film director, Alfred Hitchcock. 

   Ummmm, Sydney, I was all set to chalk this up to a typo and switch it, but I just double-checked with the Internet Movie Data Base, and they insist that Hitchcock's classic film was released in 1956:

   So with apologies, I'll let it stand.

Oh, and speaking of retirement, I loved the retirement picture from         David Whitley ('67) of VA.  I printed it and now have it sitting on my computer desk.
Go Blue and Gold,
Sydney Dearing

   MORE GIGGLES! Good for you, Sydney! Thanks so much!


  From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 04/04/09 - "Yeah, Yeah":

I suppose everyone's reactions were predictable enough.  My world is very different from all of my largely urbanite relatives.  Truth is, I am very passionate about my interests and where I live in spite of what many would view as insurmountable hardship.  It's really hard not to use the "weenie" verb right about now but I suppose being "diametrically opposed" to urban views is sufficient...

   Jim Sweetie, it takes all kinds to run the world! Thanks so much for doing what most of the rest of us would prefer NOT to do!

   And the beauty of it all is that you love what you do, and that is purely delightful!

   But yes, I AM THE Weinus Maximus Biggus Wimpus - and it just keeps getting worse.....

    From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 04/04/09 - "  Dad's death date":

Dear Carol,
Loved the Doris Day newsletter, but I want to make one tiny correction.  You have my father's date of death as 1906; which, of course, was seven years before he was born!!  A miracle, perhaps?  But how would one know?
Love to all,

   EEEK!!! You should have seen it earlier - it was even worse! Thanks, Jean, I appreciate your catching that for me!

    From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 04/04/09 - "rest of email":

 Dad died on May 11, 2006, exactly 20 days after     Mom      You ('65 - of IL) and       Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL),       Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) , and three of your children -        Joshua (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL),           Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02 - of MA), and         Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of IL) - came to both funeral services, exactly 3 weeks apart, same time and location. And I will be eternally grateful.

   And we ourselves were so thankful than we lived near enough to attend!

And today is the 10th anniversary of  Tom's (Mallory's) death. But 10 years ago, it was Easter Sunday and, as you know, he died at church from his first and only heart attack. Now      Janice McCain Rose ('65 - of VA) and    Judy (Phillips) Allen ('66 - of VA) know why I pray for them every day, even though I don't know either one of them.

Love to all,

   I doubt I'll ever forget the shock I felt when your mama called me to tell me that news, Jean! Thank you so much for this note!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/04/09 - "When it is time to turn in your license":

When it is time to turn in one's license!!!!!!!

An old man and woman from Virginia were on the way to Greenville, NC and stopped at McDonalds in Farmville just off of 264 East bypass recently and did not know that they hit this deer!!

Someone in McDonalds had to tell them ...the old man said he noticed that the car was starting to run a little hot the last few miles.




1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 24, 25, and 26, 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:

Your NNHS 64/45 Reunion Committee is pleased to announce that musical entertainment has been arranged for our Reunion.

On Friday evening, we will dance to the tunes of DJ, Susan Voss. Those of you who attended our “Turning Sixty” Party in 2006 at Spirit Events will remember Susan’s talent and energy.

On Saturday night we have engaged the band, LP & Company, headed by L.P. Butler. I could tell you how great they are, but you can see for yourself on the video at their web site:

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/03/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

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

                                   Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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The Holy City

Text by Frederick E. Weatherly, 1892

Music by
Michael Maybrick - a.k.a. Stephen Adams
(31 Jan 1841 - 26 Aug 1913)

 Last night I lay a-sleeping, there came a dream so fair,
I stood in old Jerusalem beside the temple there.
I heard the children singing and ever as they sang,
Me thought the voice of angels from heaven in answer rang.
Me thought the voice of angels from heaven in answer rang.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Lift up your gates and sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

And then me thought my dream was changed, the streets no longer rang,
Hushed were the glad Hosannas the little children sang.
The sun grew dark with mystery, the morn was cold and chill,
As the shadow of a cross arose upon a lonely hill.
As the shadow of a cross arose upon a lonely hill.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Lift up your gates and sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

And once again the scene was changed; new earth there seemed to be;
I saw the Holy City beside the tideless sea;
The light of God was on its streets, the gates were open wide,
And all who would might enter and no one was denied.
No need of moon or stars by night, or sun to shine by day;
It was the new Jerusalem that would not pass away.
It was the new Jerusalem that would not pass away.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Lift up your gates and sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

"The Holy City" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/05/09

Palm Sunday clip art courtesy of - 04/08/06

Palm Trees Divider Lines clip art courtesy of - 04/08/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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 the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

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

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!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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