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04/15/06 - NNHS Newsletter
You Don't Own Me

"Take me... or leave me. Accept me - or walk away!
Do not try to make me feel like less of a person,
 just because I don't fit your idea of who I should be
and don't try to change me to fit your mold.
If I need to change, I alone will make that decision."

- Stacey Charter

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I hope y'all are enjoying a lovely weekend!


1.   James Long ('56) of CO - 04/14/06:

Hi Carol:
I am  not sulking. I am just a W Va. redneck living in cowboy land. I am not very computer savvy so I do the best that I can.

   I have another True Confession to make, James.  There are words which my brain automatically scrambles for no good reason.  I will invariably say "August" when I mean "April" and vice versa.  And now I seem always to say "skulking" when I mean "lurking" - although I never say "lurking" when I mean "skulking" - hmmm...

   Anyway, the point I was trying to make in my response to    Judy (Leggette Elliott - '56 - of VA) was that we have many, many people out there who read the newsletter on a regular basis, but would prefer to keep their anonymity.  We have others who visit the site on an occasional basis, but do not wish to be automatically added to the Alumni List and mailing lists, even though they may sign the Guest Book - as you did.

   I need to wait until they ask to be added before I sign them up - as you're doing now - or they come after me, guns toting and nooses swinging.

   As for being computer savvy, we do have several - perhaps many - in our midst who (having been trained or not) are truly phenomenal in their skills and knowledge.  The rest of us just middle through.  When I began this web site in July of 2000, I could barely open my email, and simply dictated to my #5 son   Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) (whose wild idea it was that I start such a venture) what I wanted done, and he did it.  In November I decided perhaps he'd better teach me how to do it myself - and I'm still learning.

I am glad that we survived Driver's Ed too..... since Judy Leggette learned how to back-up without laughing....The coaches are proud and happy.... May they rest in peace.

It was just like HAPPY DAYS T.V
I would love to join my fellow typhooners with the newsletter.

You may add me to the Birthday List also if I decide to keep having them..

So SIGN ME UP.....James <Slim> Long Class of 56

   And that I've now done!  So welcome, James!  We're glad you're here!

   Send me your date of birth, and if you decide to continue having them (and, optimistic soul that I am, I always expect a Big Parade for my own birthday - GIGGLES!!!), we'll add that to our Birthday Page:

   Thanks, James!



   I seem to be on a roll here........

   Yesterday was    Linda DeShazo Hatchett's (’65 - of VA) birthday, and I suppose I thought I had an extra day squirreled away somewhere.  I'm so sorry, Linda!  I hope you had a great day!


   Hit #46,000 was made on Friday, April 14, 2006 at at 3:58 PM by an AOL user who was viewing  Hmmmm.


  From Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA - 04/12/06 - "Missing Classmates, NNHS 1956":

Hi Carol,

The Class of NNHS 1956 is once again asking you for your assistance (and the assistance of all the “missing persons experts” we have who visit your site daily) to assist us in locating the following “lost” classmates. We have exhausted all leads that we have so far, but I know someone out there can help us. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!!!

Lee Martin Avis

Wilma Joyce Benton (Timinski)

Marite Berzins

Joseph David Brewer

David Roy Camp

Ann Cumming Campbell

Lucille Gayle Carter

Patricia Ann Hill
Louise Hooper (Harris)

William Edwin Horton, III

Eugene Thomas “Tom” Hughes

Tommy Lee Lindsay

Sally MacFarlane (Davidson)

Daniel “Dan” Poole

Bayard Lee “Tink” Tysor

Typhoons forever!!!!
Carolyn Simpson Knight
NNHS Class of 1956

   I will be building this page for you early next week, Carolyn.  Meanwhile, perhaps we can get you started here.

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

   Thanks for sending it, Carolyn!


  From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 04/13/06:


I hope you and yours have a nice Easter.


   Thank you, Sweetie, and of course I wish the same for you!


   From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 04/14/05 - "Songs running around in my brain...`":

You have a magic shower that sings you songs...I have pieces of songs running around in my brain every now and then...this drives me crazy until I can identify the title, the singer, the year, etc.  They are usually from the '60s of course and even though all the algebra and chemistry and most of the history have over the years pretty much left my brain...for some reason these songs remain! 

So I was thinking of this piece of a song..."Sweet Sue was a havin' fits...if you don't give me the deed to your land I'll blow you all to bits"..."and then...he grabbed her...and then...he tied her up...and then...along came Jones" (I thought it was along came John)...well thanks be to Google...we found the song and we even were able to purchase a CD (it was sung by the Coasters who also sang "Charlie Brown" and a few other hits...and were able to purchase it on E-bay!  Now I can sleep at night...until the next piece of a song starts to haunt me!

   Jean, you're a hoot!  I used to have that problem of songs in my brain until the spring of '89 when so much of my brain left me.....  Now I primarily must rely on external sources.

   This sounds like a Newsletter theme proposal to me, so don't be surprised if Along Came Jones makes it to our Newsletter pages in the near future.  (The mind boggles at the graphics possibilities.....)

   Thanks, Lady!  Happy Easter!


  From Joan Ownby Mathieson ('58) of VA - 04/13/06 - "Ozora":


Dimples Dinwiddie (what a neat name) was in my class ('58) but when I looked in the '58 yearbook she wasn't with the senior pictures?  So I went back to our junior pictures in the '57 book and there she is on page 73.  Maybe her family moved away or something?  Surely she wouldn't have dropped out of school........people didn't do that in those days did they? 


   Thank you, Pretty Lady!  And yes, ma'am, they did it all the time - especially if they happened to get married......  Keep reading.....


  From Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) of VA - 04/13/06 - "RE: Dimples Dinwiddie":

Dear Carol,

In the 1956 Anchor: Dimples is on page 58 She is in 10th grade.

In the 1957 Anchor: Dimples in on page 73. She is in 11th grade.

I don't see her in the 58 Anchor.

   Ja, that's where I spent an hour looking........

I was in eighth grade in 1957 and in awe of the upperclassmen, especially one as pretty as Dimples.

Warm Typhoon regards,

Sharron Wanderer Dawes 1961


1956 Anchor, p. 50 1956 Anchor, p. 58 1957 Anchor, p. 73    

   As you can see in her junior portrait, Dimples added her married name - Hedgepeth - to her autograph.

   Okay,    Joe (Madagan - '57 - of FL), there ya go!

   Now, does anyone know where the lovely Dimples is these days, hmmm?

   By the way, Sharron, when I was in eighth grade in 1961, you were a senior, and I recall your being mighty pretty yourself!

   Thanks so much for your help!

  1961 Anchor, p. 46  

  From Jim Cobb ('66) of VA - 04/14/06 - "  E. C. Cullen - NNHS Class of 1966":


I received this note from E. C. Cullen (Class of 66) and I believe he wants to join the exchange of information about what's going on in our classmates lives. See below:

Hi guys,
How's the world east of the Mississippi? Good, I hope.
On Wednesday, March 29th, Kelli, our oldest daughter gave birth to a 6 1/2
lbs., 20" baby girl (Natalie Ann). Both are doing well and at home now.
She has gain about a pound since birth and has her days and nights reversed.
Both daughters tell us there will be no more grand kids. We have 3, Nathan -
4 (Kelli and  Andrew), Elysia  - 2 (Shannon and Dirk), and now Natalie - 2 weeks.

Anyway, spring is springing, the grass is grassing and the golfers are
golfing. We are fine and looking forward to the warmer weather.

By the way, if you talk to anyone on the reunion staff let them know I have
received the information but what I would like to see is something where
people not attending could post a little verbiage about what they have been
doing for the last 40 years. I would gladly donate to that and provide a
one pager about what's taken place.

Have a good one, bye

E. C. Cullen
Asbestos Program Manager
Industrial Hygiene Resources
206 Murray Street
Boise, Idaho 83714

   Boise?!?  I've been to Boise!!!

   I think chances are excellent that E. C. is probably referring to a mini-biography in the reunion booklet, and I'm 99.3 % sure that the plan for such an inclusion in the booklet was abandoned for several reasons.

   Nonetheless, I've sent E. C. a copy of this Newsletter (Hi, E. C.!!!) , and we'd certainly be delighted to have him join us here and share anything with us he wishes!

   Thanks so much, Jim!


  From Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA - 04/13/06:

Hi Carol!
Chip here!

I'm enclosing a better, more recent picture of myself that I'd like for you to use in place of that '65 yearbook portrait.. if you don't mind.

    I don't mind at all, Chippy Darlin'!  It's a great image - there ya go!

  ... I've had whiskers so long that I'm embarrassed to see my cheeks in print......and I'm very proud of my grey hair.....and grey whiskers..

I worked hard to earn 'em!

   I'm very happy for you, and it's a very distinguished look on you, but personally I have a list entitled Three Things Which Would Indicate I've Lost All Will to Live:

1. I gain back all that blubber I lost.
2. I let my hair resume its heinous pigment-leaching tendencies.
3. I allow myself to be moved back to the Midwest.


   Thanks! Carry on with the wonderful website! You're the greatest!


   Oh, Goody!  I get to quote Pee Wee Herman again! 

   "I know you are, but what am I?!?"  WILD GOOFY GIGGLES!!!

   I'll see you in September, Sweetie.  You owe me some more dances!


  From Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of FL and VA - 04/14/06 - "Hi":

Hi Carol,
Just a quick note to let you know my email address will no longer be active
as of Monday April 17th.
We are leaving our Florida home and returning to our Virginia home for the next
6 months. I will contact you with my new address as soon as I am up and
Looking forward to hearing from you and all the news,
Donna Chadwell Nunemaker '64

   Well, bless your heart!  You're returning to the sacred soil of Virginia!  Lean down and give it a kiss for me!

   Thanks, Donna!  Have a great trip home!


  From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 04/14/06 - "ActiveX control":


I remember you mentioning ActiveX controls, and now when I open a letter, I am getting the instruction to "Click to run an ActiveX control on this webpage." I've never had to do that before at all, and don't know if the prompting concerns my unit or what I have opened. Any ideas from you or those on whom you depend? Has anyone else encountered this phenom?

Thanks, Jimmy

   YOWZERONI!!!  My blood just ran cold, Sweetie!

   I thought it was because my daughter    Adrienne (Harty - American School, IL - of NC) had installed updates on my computer when I wasn't looking.  When I started screaming, My #6 son    Dale (Harty - American School, IL - '02 - of NC) assured me he thought he could correct the problem in 30 seconds (which was about all the time I could offer him right then).  He took 60 seconds, said, "Hmmm", and the problem persisted.  He promised to return for more checking later when we both had the time, but I'd no idea those odious directions were popping up on any other computers!  I'll have him attend to that tonight.  Keep me posted, please.

   Thanks, Jimmy!


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/15/06 - "ActiveX Controls":

That pesky permission window is the unintended consequence of downloading and installing the latest round of Microsoft security updates, specifically KB912945

Here is what I found after a little searching:

Sounds like you may have installed KB912945 hotfix; see and

Assuming WinXP: Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs (make sure "Show Updates" box is checked) > Is Windows XP Hotfix - KB912945 (or similar) listed here?

Here is what he said:

Open "Control Panel"
Open "Add/Remove Programs"  (Ensure that the "Show Updates" box is checked.
Look for "Security Update for Windows XP (KB912945)
If you find it, click on it and REMOVE IT.

It seems that all the programmers of all your applications will have to create updates of their own to get around this problem. Microsoft was forced to do after losing a patent court case.


   David, you are my hero! Evil updates!!!  Thank you so much!


  From Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS - 04/14/06:

You are truly an amazing woman!  Thank you for the speedy addition.  BTW I will be turning the glorious age of 60 on April 29.
Have a blessed and Happy Easter.

   I'm not really amazing, Brenda; I'm simply quite insane - but thanks!

   You're now appearing on our Birthday Page:

    And a blessed Happy Easter to you, Brenda!



   This is so old it's downright embarrassing     - but it's fun!

  From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 11/15/06 - Reunion CD #9 - Saturday, October 22, 2005:

Nancy Horne Murphy ('65) of VA  Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC; and Bobby Callis ('64) of WV Mattie Rowell of NC; and Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA Flores Williams ('66) of VA; and Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA  
Faith Strickland Groom ('64) of VA; and Dale Chestnut of VA Albert Dorner ('66) of VA Jack Harrison ('61) of VA Willard Smith ('65) of VA; and Mike Miller ('65) of NC  
Becky Crank Tench ('65) of VA; and Bobby Callis ('64) of WV Debra and Larry ('65) Moran of VA; BACKGROUND: Sharon Chaffin Tanner ('66) and Bobby Tanner ('65) of VA    

  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/06  - "Why I love the south" (A Series of 27 Images):

If you can stop laughing, you might include one of these each upcoming newsletter .... unless you think it undignified. 


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/30/06  (#35 in a Series):


You may be running out of "Why I Love The South" images, so you can add these which I received from    Tom Flax ('64 - of VA).




   WHAT ON EARTH?!?  It appears as if she's giving.... no, that can't be right...  Hmmm.....  I don't get it.......

   Thanks, David - and Tommy! 


Redneck Wedding Reception

   There is a Bonus Easter edition planned for y'all, so stay tuned tomorrow for more notes from all around.

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





You Don't Own Me

Words and Music by John Madara and David White

(Leslie Gore)

You don't own me,
I'm not just one of your many toys
You don't own me,
Don't say I can't go with other boys

And don't tell me what to do
And don't tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don't put me on display, 'cause

You don't own me,
Don't try to change me in any way
You don't own me,
Don't tie me down 'cause I'd never stay

Oh, I don't tell you what to say
I don't tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That's all I ask of you

I'm young and I love to be young
I'm free and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever I please

And don't tell me what to do
Oh don't tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don't put me on display

I don't tell you what to say
Oh don't tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That's all I ask of you

I'm young and I love to be young
I'm free and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want …

"You Don't Own Me" midi and lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks, Dave!

(Maybe you could save this one for 15 April .... get it???)

Oh, I do, I do......

"Don't Tell Me What to Do" cartoon courtesy of - 04/14/06

 Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/14/06

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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