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04/18/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

“The most precious possession that ever comes
To a man in this world
Is a woman's heart.”

- Josiah G. Holland
(24 July 1819 - 12 Oct 1881)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

    Today's theme was another happy find. 

BONUS #1 - - Lou Rawls, 1977

BONUS #2 - - Lou Rawls (the lighting is rather poor, but hey! )

BONUS #3 - - Lou Rawls, 2000


   Happy Birthday today to our Two-Fer:   Monty Phillips ('62) of VA AND    Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday Monday to    Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND         My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of OH!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!  


1. and 2. Shari and Emily of VA:

     From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/17/08:

..... Things are finally changing in my life. Hoping yours is on a high note as well. My trials were a thing I wasn't sure were ever going to end or lessen. I will relish in it while the calm lasts. I've realized life is a series of ups and downs, highs and lows. 

Emily has two more surgeries down the road, but it may not be 'til November. She's had it bad. We were shooting for August, but this has been so bad, I'll just wait and see. I just want it done and over so she can start her p.t., again. It will be a long road back to walking, but she'll get in-home therapy. Finally some help for her. I could cry with joy! May we all have some up times ahead.

                                        Have a wonderful weekend!,

   SUPER-DE-DUPER!!! Thanks, Shari!

3. Jesse Kersey ('58) of VA:

From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 04/18/08, 8:48 AM - "Update on Jesse Kersey":

Many of you are aware that Jesse had a heart incident while on a flight to NY last Thursday (4/10/08).  He was taken to the NYU medical center upon arrival and was experiencing severe Atrial Fibrillation (AF).  AF or heart flutter is a rapid, disorganized heart rhythm which results in inefficient pumping of the blood that often brings on a severe decrease in blood pressure.
Luckily, Jesse was taken to a great facility that routinely deals with this problem and his condition was quickly stabilized.  Since that time he has remained at the NYU hospital, undergoing treatment and tests to determine the cause and establish a treatment protocol.  It was quickly determined that Jesse had not experienced any heart damage and had no symptoms associated with heart attack or stroke.
I received an email from Jesse yesterday.  He is making progress, trying to be patient while they continue to monitor his progress and is looking forward to seeing everyone at his place for our Friday, May 16th gathering.
At this point, he is adjusting to a new heart pacemaker --  an over active thyroid has been identified as the culprit and his medical team has prescribed medication and they continue to investigate ways to solve the thyroid problem.  He expects to fly home next week.
Cards of support should be mailed to Jesse at his Williamsburg home: (address available upon request)
And all you Typhoons out there remember to take care of yourselves and stay in touch with each other.  We are Typhoons forever.

   Thanks, Joe! Our continued best wishes to Jesse!


   Passover begins tomorrow night at sundown.

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 04/15/08 (but only just found) - "Two Choices:

Thought this may brighten  your day!
Why is it so cold in VA?

You have two choices

Jerry is the manager of a restaurant. He is always in a good mood.

When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply: "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

Many of the waiters at his restaurant quit their jobs when he changed jobs, so they could follow him around from restaurant to restaurant. Why? Because Jerry was a natural motivator.

If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was always there, telling him how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him.

"I don't get it! No one can be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

Jerry replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, I have two choices today. I can choose to be in a good mood or I can choose to be in a bad mood. I always choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be victim or I can choose to learn from it. I always choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I always choose the positive side of life."

"But it's not always that easy,”  I protested.

"Yes it is," Jerry said.

"Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. It's your choice how you live your life."

Several years later, I heard that Jerry accidentally did something you are never supposed to do in the restaurant business. He left the back door of his restaurant open. And then in the morning, he was robbed by three armed men. While Jerry trying to open the safe box, his hand, shaking from nervousness, slipped off the combination. The robbers panicked and shot him. Luckily, Jerry was found quickly and rushed to the hospital. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body.…

I saw Jerry about six months after the accident.

When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Want to see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his mind as the robbery took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door," Jerry replied.

"Then, after they shot me, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or could choose to die. I chose to live."

"Weren't you scared“ I asked?

Jerry continued, "The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the Emergency Room and I saw the expression on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'He's a dead man.' I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked.

"Well, there was a big nurse shouting questions at me," said Jerry. "She asked if I was allergic to anything." 'Yes,' to bullets, I replied. Over their laughter, I told them: “I am choosing to live. Please operate on me as if I am alive, not dead.”

Jerry lived thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude.

I learned from him that every day you have the choice to either enjoy your life or to hate it.

The only thing that is truly yours - that no one can control or take from you – is your attitude, so if you can take care of that, everything else in life becomes much easier.

Now you have two choices to make:
1. You can delete this message or
2. You can forward it to someone you care about.

I hope you will choose #2.

I did.

   Thanks so much, Linda-Linda! I heartily concur with this!

   And it seems to be cold here in Fayetteville, too - at least at times.  The other day they said we would be having freezing temperatures (which I personally do not believe ever materialized), so we hauled in all the houseplants, which are now taking up space on the kitchen floor awaiting their return to the Great Outdoors.  We even brought in our potted hydrangea (shown here in its glory a couple of years ago) so it wouldn't have to re-leaf itself.  Now they said it'll be in the 80's today, but it'll get really cold again tonight.  Yet this morning when I stepped outside, it was the coldest I've felt all week!  I think maybe somebody's nuts! 

   Yeah, I know, it's probably me.....

Monday, June 19, 2006
 Fayetteville, NC

    From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 04/17/08 - "God's Wife":

Such a sweet story, I thought I would pass it on.
Pat Beck Letzinger
An eye witness account from New York City , on a cold day in December, some years ago:

A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.

A lady approached the young boy and said, "My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!"

"I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes," was the boy's reply.

The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy.  She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel.  He quickly brought them to her. She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.

By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks.  Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes. She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him..
She patted him on the head and said, "No doubt, you will be more comfortable now."

As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her, "Are you God's wife?"

   AWW - that is sweet! Thanks, Pat!

  From Curt Overman ('59) of VA - 04/17/08 - "RE:     From Glenn Dye's ('60 - of TX) 1919 Methodist Poster":

Actually, I think it would make me drink!!!

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Exactly! I should think that would be the safest form of insurance! Thanks, Curt! It's good to hear from you again!


If you were around in 1919 and saw this poster.........  





Would you quit drinking?

    From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 04/17/08 - "NNHS Class of '57 - June 2008 Picnic":

Hi Carol,
I hope this finds you feeling better. I haven't heard you say much lately about how you are feeling, so I'm hoping that means you are feeling better.

   To quote my good friend, Donkey, "Uh, no, not really, no."

   I just didn't want to sound like a whining broken record, "Awww, poor me, I'm sick!"  And I'm fairly proficient at hiding everything, so most of my friends have no idea, really.  If I get to church early enough, I won't be huffing and puffing for breath as I lead the music.  I'm able to lean up against the organ when I stand to direct in a way that's nearly imperceptible (I hope!).  When I teach my Sunday School class of 16-17 year olds, I do have to sit down most of the time now, and I very much prefer to stand when I teach, so that's annoying, but only to me. 

   At home, if I have to go back up and down my hall more than three times in succession, or if I try to bend down and lift anything much heavier than a paper cup, I'll need to sit and rest for 30 minutes.  When I try to schedule more than one "exciting" activity of the day (say, shopping AND cooking, or visiting AND laundry), I will pay the price by sleeping most of the following two days.  But I've always been a slacker anyway, so who's gonna notice that?!?

   According to this eight-page article, I'm actually already taking the correct medications (lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide) for treatment of congestive heart failure:

   Many people have given me valuable advice.      Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62 - of VA) recommended that I obtain some Lasix for the worsening edema  (Thanks again, Dicky! )  Until I'm able to effect that change in diuretics, I'm taking added potassium, both as bananas and in pill form. I would say I'm having - uh, moderate success there.....

         My niece, Shari, of VA, who has a vast knowledge of and experience with alternative treatments, recommended garlic, cayenne pepper, walking in place, and reflexology of the pinkies, all of which I'm trying to do. (Thanks again, Shari! )

   And the bottom line is, even though my condition is serious, there are many people with far, far greater health problems than mine. Thank you for asking, Pat!

I'm attaching the flyer being sent out to the Class of '57 regarding our summer picnic.  We have this every year in the Newport News Park.  This year it will be at Shelter #19 on June 7, 2008, 11:00 am until dark.  If you could put this under "Dates to Remember" I would appreciate it.
If any NNHS alumni would like to attend, please contact Nancy Timberlake Spencer or W. D. Dangler (numbers are on the flyer).  There will be a charge of $12.00 per couple.
Typhoon regards,
Pat Beck Letzinger 

   COOL BEANS!!! Thanks again, Pat!

   I've added this information and flyer to your Reunion Page as well as to our newly redecorated main page:

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/17/08 - "Typhoon Reunion":

Hi, Carol:

  Eva Ellis Madagan (’61) of FL,    George G. Helliesen (’61) of MI, and   John Eugene Ellis, III (’61) of FL during a mini-reunion in Lakeland, Florida.    
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Eva, George, and Gene

   OH, SUCH FUN! Thank you for this great image and the happy thoughts it brings, Adonis!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/17/08:


Hope you are feeling better.  I know how I hate those days when you can't do anything. 

I wish I could go to the sock hop.  Sounds like a blast!  My husband has a conference for Progress Energy in NC for the following week and we will be there.   Lakeland is only about 1 - 1/2 hours from my house in beautiful Citrus County (come swim with the Manatee).  There is a great running shoe store there "fit-nitch", so we go about every 6 months to get the girls shoes.

Take care of yourself,

   Thanks, Ruthie, I'm a-doin' okay!

   I'm so sorry you'll miss the sock hop, but there's always next year!

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..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE ABOVE

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; update of 04/18/08 - SEE ABOVE

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: 04/14/08

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 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"; update of 04/18/08 - SEE ABOVE

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;

3. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958: - 03/18/08

4. Saturday, June 7, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957 AND OTHER NNHS ALUMNI  

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:  - 03/26/08

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/31/08 - "Don't do this" (#9 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.
 Joyce Cahoon

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!

Oh yeah, THAT's safe!

   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.

   In the interest of space, I've saved back THE cutest entry from         Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN for tomorrow's edition.

   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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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

Words and Music by
Kenny Gamble (b. 11 Aug 1943) and Leon Huff (b. 8 Apr 1942)

(Lou Rawls, 1976)
( 1 Dec 1933 - 6 Jan 2006)

You'll never find, as long as you live
Someone who loves you tender like I do
You'll never find, no matter where you search
Someone who cares about you the way I do

Whoa, I'm not braggin' on myself, baby
But I'm the one who loves you
And there's no one else, no-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh one else

You'll never find, it'll take the end of all time
Someone to understand you like I do
You'll never find the rhythm, the rhyme
All the magic we shared, just us two

Whoa, I'm not tryin' to make you stay, baby
But I know some how, some day, some way
You are (you're gonna miss my lovin')
You're gonna miss my lovin' (you're gonna miss my lovin')
You're gonna miss my lovin' (you're gonna miss my lovin')
You're gonna miss, you're gonna miss my lo-o-ove

Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh (you're gonna miss my lovin')
Late in the midnight hour, baby (you're gonna miss my lovin')
When it's cold outside (you're gonna miss my lovin')
You're gonna miss, you're gonna miss my lo-o-ove

You'll never find another love like mine
Someone who needs you like I do
You'll never see what you've found in me
You'll keep searching and searching your whole life through
Whoa, I don't wish you no bad luck, baby
But there's no ifs and buts or maybes

You're gonna, You're gonna miss (miss my lovin')
You're gonna miss my lovin' (you're gonna miss my lovin')
I know you're gonna my lovin' (you're gonna miss my lovin')
You're gonna miss, you're gonna miss my lo-o-ove

Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh (you're gonna miss my lovin')
Late in the midnight hour, baby (you're gonna miss my lovin')
When it gets real cold outside (you're gonna miss my lovin')
I know, I know that you are gonna miss my lo-o-ove

Let me tell you that you're gonna miss my lovin'
Yes you will, baby (you're gonna miss my lovin')
When I'm long gone
I know, I know, I know that you are gonna miss

"You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" midi courtesy of - 04/18/08

"You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" lyrics courtesy of - 04/18/08

Animated Heart Encircled World clip art courtesy of - 10/21/04

Flashing Red Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/17/05

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

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

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

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