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04/21/09 - NNHS Newsletter
Run Around Sue

“Some persons are so frivolous and fickle that they are as far removed
 from real defects as from substantial qualities.”

- François, Duke de la Rochefoucauld
(15 Sept 1613 - 17 Mar 1680)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter is being repeated from exactly four years ago today:

BONUS - - Run Around Sue - Dion And The Belmonts


    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 04/20/09, 3:16 PM - "John Allen":

Hi, Carol,

I got a call this afternoon from    Richie (Allen - '66 - of VA) that his brother, John, had passed away earlier today (Monday, 4/20/09). I don't have any information about a service at this time, but he had made his wishes known to his family.  I will forward more information when I have it.  Ironically, the Allens were friends with     Donnie Spencer ('56), whom I just read also passed away today.  Our prayers to their family also.


   I'm so very sorry to hear this news, Sandi, but thank you for letting us know.Our prayers will be with the entire family. I'll prepare John's Memorial Newsletter when the obituary becomes available.

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 04/21/09, 7:18 AM - "  Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA)":

This will be very brief.  I got home at midnight last night, just took Josh to school, and will be heading back to the hospital in a few minutes.

Monty came through the surgery very well, but he does have cancer on the liver.  The surgeon said the reworked plumbing looks good and went better than expected.  The big battle is ahead, though.  Please keep Monty in prayer.  He will need all the help he can get.  As with most Marines, he has quite a fighting spirit and his goal is to get back to work.

God bless everyone!

   I'm sorry to learn this news, too, Dearest Judy. Tell Monty we're keeping him in our prayers.


   Happy Birthday today to our Two-Fer:   Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND         My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently training again in GA)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

23 -   Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA;

25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57);

26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR;

27 -     Bill Campbell ('54) of VA AND Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) AND Barbara Jones ('54)!

    Many Happy Returns to You All!

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX - 04/20/09 - "Hey you!!!":

Hey there! I just wanted to show you an AWESOME movie I made for         Brent's b-day. Well, I think it's awesome :) Hopefully you (and he) will too. Well, even if it's not awesome, you could always just lie to me and tell me it's awesome. Yeah, lets go with that plan. Just tell me it's awesome. hehehe.

Anyway, I posted it to youtube, and am gonna send him the link tomorrow. Poor thing seems to ALWAYS be gone on him b-day. Sniff. Sigh. Sob!!!

Well, I love you guys, and miss you too!!! Take care, and know that the Harty's in Texas are thinking of you, and miss you TONS!!!

take care,

Bethany :)

Bethany Harty

   Oh, yes. ma'am, I DO think it's awesome - just like you! It even made me all teary-eyed! Thanks, Bethany!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 04/20/09 - "Good news":

  Our precious son     Chuck (Portsmouth Abbey, Class of '92) has returned from his third trip to the Gulf!!! The USS Roosevelt pulled into Norfolk on Saturday and we had a long chat with him that evening.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  He has already visited both of his grannies!  I just might get to see both of my babies on Mother's Day weekend when I visit the sacred soil to see my Mamma!!!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Jean and Her Chickadees in Italy

   WHOO-HOO! That's GREAT news, Jean! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/20/09 - "Dear TYPHOON Conduit":

     Jimmy Parker ('62 - of VA) called me and left me a voice mail message. He was in Orlando visiting his daughter and her family, and left me his cell phone number. We have managed to get together for a mini-reunion on two of his prior visits to Florida, and it is so much fun catching up!

I became really excited about getting together with Jimmy again, and to learn more of his experiences in a USMC RECON Unit. When I returned the call, a recorded voice told me that the subscriber was out of area???

I tried several times and each time his phone was not available. Since I do not remember his son-in-law's last name I was lost in my efforts to reach him during this trip to Florida. Maybe you can convey my regrets to Jimmy via your Newsletter????

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   AWWW, Joe, I'm so very sorry your mini-reunion crashed! :o(

   Oh, Jimmy-Jimmy! Joe sends his regrets!

   From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 04/20/09 - "Enjoying Your Age":

I ran across an item today that might be of interest to classmates.  I don't think I would have appreciated it 50 years ago.

Enjoying Your Age

In each stage of life, there are wonderful experiences one can savor and valuable insights one can absorb. Every new decade and, in fact, every new year brings with it wisdom, transformation, and growth, as well as ends and beginnings. Many people, however, believe that there is one age that eclipses the others. They expend energy trying to reach it and, once it has passed, trying to retain it. But wishing to be younger or older is a denial of the joys that have been and the joys yet to be, as well as the beauty of your life in the present. Holding on to one age can make it difficult to appreciate each new milestone you reach. Taking pleasure in the delights of your age, whether you are in your 20s, 40s, 60s, or 80s, can help you see the magnificence and usefulness of the complex seasons of your life.

Each new year gifted to us by the universe is replete with exciting and unfamiliar experiences. In our 20s, we can embrace the energy of youth and the learning process, knowing it’s okay to not have all the answers. As we move through our third decade, we grow more self-assured as the confusion of our young adulthood melts away. We can honor these years by putting aside our fears of aging and concentrating instead on solidifying our values and enjoying our growing emotional maturity. In our 40s, we become conscious of the wisdom we have attained through life experience and are blessed with the ability to put it to good use. We are not afraid to explore unfamiliar territory or to change. In our 50s, we tend to have successfully navigated our midlife reevaluations and have prioritized our lives. In the decades beyond, we discover a greater sense of freedom than we have ever known and can truly enjoy the memory of all we’ve seen and done.

Try to enjoy the age you are at now, for each age presents its own unique wisdom to savor.

   Thanks so much, Joe! This is the most comforting passage I've ever read on the subject!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/10/09 - "Mother Goose Tells the Truth" (#7 in a Series of 8):

    Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly.
Kiss slowly. Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably,
and never regret anything.



    Well, CRAP!
Now I forgot what I was gonna tell ya!

      Thanks so much, Glenn! These are painfully delightful!


1. Thursday, April 23, 2009 - See Cal Ripken, Jr. at the Hampton Convention Center.  For details, see  - ALL FORMER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/21/09

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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Runaround Sue

Written by Ernie Maresca
21 Apr 1939)


Dion DiMucci
(b. 18 July 1939)

(Dion and the Belmonts
- 1961 - #1 Hit)

Here's my story, sad but true
It's about a girl that I once knew
She took my love then ran around
With every single guy in town
Ah, I should have known it from the very start
This girl will leave me with a broken heart
Now listen people what I'm telling you
A-keep away from-a Runaround Sue

I miss her lips and the smile on her face
The touch of her hair and this girl's warm embrace
So if you don't wanna cry like I do
A-keep away from-a Runaround Sue

Ah, she likes to travel around
She'll love you but she'll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
Sue goes out with other guys
Here's the moral and the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they'll say
Keep away from-a Runaround Sue

She likes to travel around
She'll love you but she'll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
Sue goes out with other guys
Here's the moral and the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they'll say
Keep away from-a Runaround Sue

"Runaround Sue" midi and lyrics courtesy of
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

Girl in Pink Skirt clip art courtesy of - 04/14/05

Pink Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/21/09

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

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!

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

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

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy o
f - 02/17/09

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

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