04/17/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
ďNothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.Ē
- Paul Tournier
Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme was simply a serendipitous find. (Actually I'd like it to become my motto, but somebody's always dragging me out of the house getting me to go places and do things, visit people and so forth. How will I ever become a hermit at this rate?!?)
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcbQzLVME-E - Lina Romay, early 1940's - not to be missed!
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJLMvH92KjQ - Nat King Cole (no video)
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRA75x1Ud3Y - Ella Fitzgerald, 1968
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGsDRq9oyO4 - Woody Herman Orchestra on the S/S Norway, 1985
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwU9kJdQ6RI - Paul McCartney, 1987
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today to David Jones ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Monty Phillips ('62) of VA AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday Monday toBetsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of OH!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA - 04/16/08 - "My (gallbladder) surgery (of 03/12/08)":
SUPER-DE-DUPER!!! That's wonderful to hear! Thanks for letting us know, Evelyn! We wish you continued good health!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/15/08 - "1919 Methodist Poster":
If you were around in 1919 and saw this poster.........
Would you quit drinking?
YOWZERONI!!! Or would you suddenly begin?!? Thanks, Glenn!
From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 04/15/08:
Joe Wingo, that is a mighty fine offer but I will be in Nags Head on April 26 celebrating my lovely cousin's ( Judy Phillips Allen, class of '66) 40th wedding anniversary. She has been lucky enough (and he also) to have been married to my handsome cousin-in-law Jerry Allen (class of '65) for 40 years and to have been his significant other for 45 years. Glad it worked for some of us. But thank you for that wonderful offer.
HOW FABULOUS!!! Y'all have a wonderful time! Thanks, Cookie - and congratulations again, Jerry and Judy!
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 04/15/08:
Well ,Cookie (Phillips Tyndall - '64 - of VA), you canít blame me for trying! The sock-hop sounds like a fun evening and I think Iíve convinced my 80-year old Aunt in Lakeland to go in my stead.
Judy and Jerry seem like the perfect couple or as close as you can get to that designation. I send along my very best wishes for a Happy Anniversary and for another 40 to come! And I do hope Jerry is doing lots better every day.
You have a safe and fun time in Nags Head. But if Raoul (Weinstein - '57 - of FL) has this event again next year donít be surprised if I ask you again!!!
Take care of yourself.
Thanks, Joe Sweetie - DITTOS and Amen to all you said! And don't worry, the Sertoma Sock Hop does indeed repeat every year, so y'all can plan ahead now for next year!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/15/08 - "Snapdragons":
I do feel like this today!
GIGGLES - thanks, Shari!
From Nancy Mitchell Wynne ('64) of MD - 04/16/08:
My new e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Would you please change it in the website? Thanks so much.
Nancy M. Wynne
Chief Inspection and Compliance Branch
Office of Communication, Education and Radiation Programs
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Food and Drug Administration
I would be delighted, Miss Nancy - thank you!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/16/08 - "Video made by one of our soldiers!":
From Joe (Wingo, President of the Class of 1965 - of NC) to me and from me to you; have a listen.
This is a good one.
A SONG FROM A
SOLDIER IN IRAQ - WOW.. very moving! This loads fast, so watch and listen.
This "soldier produced" video is different, moving and heartwarming.
This guy could probably land a recording contract when he comes home!
PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW - THIS IS TOO BEAUTIFUL NOT TO GO AROUND THE WORLD
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
This is very moving! Whenever I see such montages of the "places dark and dusty", I carefully scan them to try to catch a glimpse of all the many soldiers and airmen - both men and women - that I know who find themselves over there. Mercifully, most of them have made it home.....
Thanks so much, Wayne Honey - and Joe Sweetie!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 04/16/08 - "Keeper.....":
Have a great day.
Thank you, Sweetie-Pies!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 04/16/08 - "Boogah Bear...":
Hi Carol, OMG I have not heard that expression for a hundred years...I used to call my kids that when I was playing with them when they were babies!
And isn't it goofily fun to say?!? Thanks, Jean!
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 04/16/08:
Carol, how may I email Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC? He lives in Asheville and my son lives there, also. I haven't been able to visit yet, so was hoping I could get some info.
Alan's email addie doesn't seem to be published on the website, so I forwarded your note to him. Hopefully, y'all are already connected by now. Thanks, Gloria!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 04/16/08:
|Loved the cat and the guinea hens.....|
|Friday, July 6, 2007||Thursday, December 6, 2007|
|Tabbys are "laid back".....||
That is one big fat cool cat you have there, Lady - thanks!
From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 04/16/08 - "RE: Nancy Dearing Berry ('62 - of TX)":
I am really interested in contacting Nancy Dearing Berry ('62 - of TX), whose brother wrote to you asking to add her to your newsletter list. If you have heard anything from him, please let me know.
As always, Thanks for all you do.
Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance
Stay tuned, Brenda - we're working on it!
From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 04/16/08 - " Nancy's e-mail":
Thanks so much, Sydney! Tell Nancy I well remember those days - only I was somehow persuaded to begin this website at just such a moment - seriously!!!
I've added Nancy's addie to the Contact page for the Class of 1962:
From Johnnie Bateman ('67 / '70) of VA - 04/16/08- "The Newlyweds!":
Betsy Turner &
Graduation Day 1970
(more recent pictures may follow)
AHA! Somehow I rather thought it was y'all... Congratulations again, and thanks for the picture!
I was all set to post it on the Our Graduation page for the class of 1970, but I notice we've never really created that page!
If some of you young 'uns will round me up some vintage facts (date, time, motto, flowers, committee chairmen, class sponsors, etc.), we'll take care of that for you. (I know your class colors were red, white, and blue.) Extra credit will be given for actual graduation programs.
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 04/16/08 - "Elizabeth Fauntleroy Smith Bentien...":
I am sure that this woman was a distant relative... my grandmother was a Harwood and the family owned Endview... they are all buried at the Cemetery there at Lebanon Christian Church.
It's strange how we sometimes locate our relatives, isn't it, Jean? You obviously are Mrs. Bentien's cousin, as her obituary says she was "the last granddaughter of Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis and Maria Whitaker Curtis of End View Plantation."
"Built in 1769 by William Harwood, the ĎTí- frame Georgian-style house renamed Endview in the 1850s, served as a Confederate hospital during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign.....By 1635, Captain Thomas Harwood, the grand ancestor of William Harwood, added the Endview lands to his holdings. Captain Harwood had emigrated from England in 1622 and eventually served as the Speaker of the House of Burgesses..... By the outbreak of the Civil War, Endview had passed out of direct ownership of the Harwood family and was purchased by Williamís great-grandson Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis. The young doctor established his medical practice at the plantation in 1856 and married Maria Whitaker in 1858. The 1860 census shows that Curtis owned $8,000 worth of real estate, $21,000 worth of personal property and 12 slaves. About this time, Dr. Curtis changed the name of his property to Endview."
As Mrs. Bentien was a member of the DAR, the complete records of this family should be very easy to locate.
Thanks, Jean! I added your note to her Memorial Newsletter:
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1.Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"
2. Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal
3.My Friend Judy of IL - shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08
4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
5. Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups.....
6. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever
7. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08; update of 03/22/08: recovering nicely
8. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08; update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"
9. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"
10. Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008; update of 03/17/08: still needing our prayers; update of 04/14/08 - SEE ABOVE
11. Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08; update of 03/10/08: still being sedated while not on the ventilator, but made it for nine hours on 03/09/08; "holding his own"; update of 03/17/08: not much progress, but no regression, either; update of 03/24/08: "some good days and some bad days; the doctors caring for Herbie are just taking a wait and see approach and playing it by ear day by day"; update of 03/31/08: stays awake longer, off the ventilator longer, now enjoying his beloved opera, card shower requested; update of 04/07/08: "He is still about the same, but some days better, some worse; stays off the vent for as along as eleven hours"; update of 04/14/08 -"will blink his eyes if Heidi asks him to, but otherwise...no response. The doctors are puzzled. "
12. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA - recovering from surgery on her ankle; update of 04/05/08: "has had a cast reapplied and then replaced in the past 2 weeks, and will have to have the pin in her ankle replaced on April 22nd. She is in good spirits and gets around on a little scooter. She can't use crutches because of back surgery fairly recently. She has a lot of pain and discomfort with that, too"; update of 04/14/08: "doing better and sounded great (on 04/12)"
13. Jesse Kersey ('58) of VA: update of 04/14/08 - "remains hospitalized, continues to undergo tests, and doctors suspect the problem may be thyroid related"
14. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain; update of 03/13/08: "better, but still a bit away from 'good'"
15. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08; update of 03/13/08: "is doing very well. She is taking some kind of cardio rehab therapy and she is feeling well enough that she has gone back to work. She's only working 1/2 days..."
16. John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
17. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!
18. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"
19. Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA - update of 03/30/08: emergency appendectomy caused by ruptured appendix; will be in the hospital 3 - 4 days
20. Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08
21. All of Us
1. Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 22nd Annual "Almost World Famous" Sertoma Sock Hop, Lakeland, FL
2. Saturday, April 26, 2008 - the Mary Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, reception at 6:30, reading at 8:00, Q&A with the playwright - Bill Black (a.k.a. Jim Quinn) ('66) of GA, director, and cast afterwards - 757-224-8937; www.ironstreetproductions.com
3. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1958.html - 03/18/08
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html - 03/31/08
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html - 03/26/08
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/31/08 - "Don't do this" (#8 in a Series of 23):
I hope you get all the pictures!!! Also notice that most all the pictures have men in them!! And they say women are dumb!!! These guys don't even have the "blonde" excuse.
These are very good examples of things that we should NOT do at home, work, or any where else for that matter.
YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Joyce!
|I get by with a little help from my friends.|
ONCE AGAIN: Being unable to operate much above automatic pilot level at the moment, I am still working on the great new entry that Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC sent me - in two different formats - on 04/13/08. I think I'm definitely making progress, but it still isn't done. I know he thinks I'm a blithering idiot, but that's only because ..... it's so true.
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Don't Get Around Much Any More
Words by Bob Russell (25 Apr 1914 - Feb 1970), 1942
Music by Duke Ellington (29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974), 1940
Missed the Saturday dance
Heard they crowded the floor
Couldn't bear it without you
Don't get around much anymore
Thought I'd visit the club
Got as far as the door
They'd have asked me about you
Don't get around much anymore
Oh, Darling, I guess my mind's more at ease
But nevertheless, why stir up memories?
Been invited on dates
Might have gone, but what for?
Awfully different without you
Don't get around much anymore
"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" midi (sequenced by Gecadero) courtesy of http://home.comcast.net/~gecadero/oldmymidi.htm - 04/16/08
"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" lyrics courtesy of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Don't-Get-Around-Much-Anymore-lyrics-Nat-King-Cole/3647FD955C6D4CC048256AF1000B10B7 - 04/16/008
"Lonely Without You" Card courtesy of http://www.lovingwhisper.com/get/love-cards/i-miss-you/lonely-without-you.htm - 04/16/08
Brown Star Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/14/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy
of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
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