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04/23/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Sweetest Sounds

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

 - Leo Buscaglia
(31 Mar 1924 - 11 June 1998)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   In honor of the old news clippings, we're continuing with our songs from 1962, and this is one of my favorites.


13 -   Gil Hughes ('64)
14 -   Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA - 1947
18 -
  Monty Phillips ('62) of VA - 1943
18 - Bill Wolfley ('71) of VA - 1951
21 -
    Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of IL - 1972

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1.   My Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of IL - 04/22/07:

Name: Bethany Harty
Marital Status Married
City/Country: Joliet Illinois
Favorite Teachers Sorry, I didn't go to your school, but I liked Mr. Cottam from my school!
Hobbies I have 5 kids. Is there time for anything else?
Comments Carol, you're doing a fantastic job! I'm proud to say that you are my mother-in-law!

   WOWZERONI!!!  Thanks, Bethany!

   (And I didn't even pay her to say all that!)


  Hit #59,500 was made on Friday, April 20, 2007 at 7:40 PM by someone from who ran a Google Image search for that great photo of    Chip Clark's ('65 - of Northern VA) which appears on our main page:
     For the life of me, I cannot guess what "hvc" might represent.  

   "Havana, Cuba"?!?  Not likely. 

   "Hill Valley, CA"?!?  Isn't that an oxymoron? 

   "Happy Vista, Canada"?!?

   Who will help me?!?

Thursday, June 3, 1965

  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/09/07 (continued - Part 2):

   Every now and then I receive something in the mail which just blows me away.  This Monday afternoon such a package was delivered to my door. It was a large scrapbook entitled, "Monotony of Winning", containing primarily Typhoon sports clippings from 1962 to 1965.  I'm still speechless.

    From Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ - 04/09/07:


   Thanks so very much, Marcus!   In the coming weeks I shall endeavor to post all of these treasured clippings in their entirety in their proper places on the site.  We shall continue, as I said, with the fall of 1962:

Friday, November 23, 1962

   These two clippings are not yet permanently placed, and there are more from this same time, so I'm going to milk this one a bit.

   "Thank you" still sounds so inadequate, Marcus, but I'll say it again anyway!

   Surprise, Surprise!!!  I finally made all of those individual football pages!  Now "all" I have to do is scan all the yearbook images to insert into them - and I've even started on that!

   Notice the guideline:

   "These seasons were actually played in the autumns of the years 1953 to 1966." Or in other words, the year refers to the Anchor from which the photos were extracted, and the corresponding news clippings and other images will be added to those pages.

   Okay, you football players, ya gotta know I love you, because scanning isn't really a big hobby of mine...

  From Dustin Baker (Norview High - '65) of MA - 04/19/07:

Mcafee SiteAdvisor is warning me not to open your newsletters because they say in their
tests they received downloads of adware, spyware or other unwanted programs. They
give it their "X' rating, how about that? Am I the only one who's reported this warning to you?
I'm still reading the newsletters because it's probably nothing, but thought you should know
about this crazy allegation of theirs.
Stay happy and well,
Dustin :-)

   ARGHHH!!!  I'm so sorry, Dusty.   That's a new one on me.  Thanks for letting me know.  I'll ask my tech rep.

   "Oh, Faniel....."

    From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 04/19/07:

No idea.  I've not used McAfee in eons.  I was never pleased with it.  My guess is that it's nothing, but let me know if other people get warnings.

   Yikes.  Okay, thanks, Nathaniel!

   Is anyone else receiving such odd messages from anyone???

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

    From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 04/20/07 - "yankee/dixie quiz":

Here is a yankee/dixie quiz. I don't remember if it's been in the class newsletter or not.  

My score was 58% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.  I guess I've lived in Northern Virginia too long.

Henry Hoyle

   Cousin Henry, bless your poor sweet heart, Honey Child!  Even 30 years in the Midwest couldn't strip me of my birthright.

   I received a 70% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score! 

   I'll have to disagree with some of this, though - especially their assessment of the True and Correct Pronunciation of the word "aunt".  All Virginians - well, at least those from Richmond, anyway - know that it rhymes with "want".  The authors of this quiz are unaware of that little gem, and think that pronunciation is limited to "Clearly Massachusetts, SE Maine, or Rhode Island" (to say nothing of Canada!).

   I think they need a vacation to "the sacred soil of Virginia"!

Thanks, Sweetie!  Give my love to Yvonne!

  From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 04/20/07 - "Hercules, the English Mastiff - Wow!":

Hercules was recently awarded the honorable distinction of World's Biggest Dog by Guinness World Records. Hercules is an English Mastiff and has a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds.
With "paws the size of softballs" (reports the Boston Herald), the three-year-old monster is far larger and heavier than his breed's standard 200 lb. limit. Hercules' owner Mr. Flynn says that Hercules' weight is natural and not induced by a bizarre diet: "I fed him normal food and he just grew".... and grew... and grew... and grew.
Can you imagine the food bill now?

   WOWZERONI-YOWZERONI!!!  No, I cannot imagine such a thing!  Thanks, Tommy!

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/21/07 - "Finding Teacher, Curtis Fooks":

Winding down from yard work with some idle cybersurfing. I thought .... "Fooks" has got to be one of the most unique names in the country, so it shouldn't be too hard to locate him.

Put his name into the online phone book; he is the ONLY
"CURTIS FOOKS" in the entire USofA:

Fooks, Curtis
2231 Grandin Rd SW
Roanoke, VA 24015-3529
(540) 342-5403

Then, Googled his name.  Three hits:

Historic Societies

From: Curtis Fooks Email:

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Curtis Fooks. 6/14/04. English. Wm. Byrd High. Jeanette Templeton*. 6/11/04. Reading Specialist Cave Spring Elem. Jane Ambrose-Cosby*. 6/14/04. English ...,%202004%20Minutes.pdf - Supplemental Result

The first was simply a query on some literary message board, but it did provide his e-mail address:

The second hit occurred because his home in Roanoke is adjacent to a proposed construction site for a school athletic field.

The third was the best. It was the minutes of a Roanoke School Board meeting of 26 Feb 2004. Contained in those minutes was a list of retiring instructors:

Curtis Fooks      6/14/04          English          Wm. Byrd High       Roanoke

So, now we know where he lives, his phone number, e-mail address, and that he retired from teaching high school English at William Byrd HS in  in 2004.

If anyone has wanted to contact him, there is no longer any excuse not to do so.

   David, you are a SOOP-ER genius!!!! 

   In honor of all that work you did, I redesigned his page and added another image:

     - newly redesigned, augmented, and decorated

   ("Romper Bomper Stomper Doo!  I see Ronnie and Pam, and I see Charles and Charlie and Sidney, and Nancy and Mickie, and there's my good friend, Bobby...") - just a little joke...

      - newly decorated

     - newly decorated

Thanks so much, Brown Eyes!     

   Those decorations, by the way, are simply enticements to get y'all to leave more remembrances of your former teachers - or as in the case of Mr. Fooks, to contact him and tell him how much you appreciated him!      

  From My Friend, Shea Spencer Stone (Fremont HS, UT - '98) of NC - 04/20/07 - "CELEBRATE EARTH DAY":

 I found this information, and I hope everyone who gets it will take the time and STOP their junk mail-it will make a big difference!!! There are phone numbers, addresses and additional websites.

Eliminate Junk Mail

How to Trash Your Junk Mail and Help Save the Planet

Facts About Junk Mail

Step 1 - The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act took effect September 30, 1997. Under one provision of the new law, consumers can call just one of the following three major national credit bureaus (they share the lists) to have their names removed from mailing lists used for unsolicited credit and insurance offers. Virtually all companies offering pre-approved credit cards use lists from these three major credit bureaus.

Step 2 - The Direct Marketing Association represents many mail order sales companies, and estimates that listing your name with their mail preference service will stop 75% of all national mailings coming to your home. Call or write and ask to be added to their suppression list.

Step 3 - Companies that do not participate in the D.M.A. program must be contacted directly. In addition, if you only want some of your junk mail stopped, contacting individual companies is the way to go. You can write to firms that send you unsolicited material and tell them firmly to stop. Be sure to use the enclosed Business Reply envelopes when replying through the mail, and address them to Customer Service. You can also call the firms' toll free numbers and ask to speak with customer service.

Step 4 - Buyers are covered under a manufacturer's warranty whether a card is returned or not. These cards are primarily used to gather names for mailing lists. Write National Demographics & Lifestyles, a firm that collects this information, to have your name removed.

Step 5 - To remove your name from major nationwide sweepstakes mailers, contact:

Step 6 - For more information, check out these web sites:

Step 7 - To find out more information about phone book data mailing lists, ads and coupons addressed "to the resident", and other junk mail organizations and campaigns, contact: Native Forest Network
PO Box 8251
Missoula, MT, 59807
Phone: 406-542-7343
Fax 406-542-7347

   WOWZERS!!!  Thank you for all this valuable information, Shea!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/22/07 - "The Wooden Bowl ":

Old but nice message & more added to the end. Happy Sabbath Day!
The Wooden Bowl

I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a  week from now, a month from now, a year from now.

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table.

But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. "We must do something about Father," said the son. "I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor."

So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since
Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl!

When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometime he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?"

Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up." The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things: a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that, regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life.."

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.

People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn!

   Thank you so much, Shari - and you're right; that is one story I've never forgotten. The reminders are nice to review from time to time, too!

From Gary Sealey, Menchville Marketing, of VA - 04/22/07 - "Re: Menchville High and Hilton Village":

The presentation was a huge success.  We will continue to improve and add on.  Thanks for all of the support.  The student speaker told the audience of 100+ how nice and supportive the NNHS alumni have been and praised NNHS65 website.  Thanks for everything.  We'll stay in touch.  We did have a trojan virus run through our school a week before the presentation and we lost quite a bit of the site. Even the back ups were infected.  We scrambled day and nigh but got most of it done.  There are some holes and kinks to get out.  We hope to have it 100% by the week end.  Again, thanks for your support.  The students did a very nice tribute to you and    Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) and the nnhs65 site.  We have to re-create but should be up soon.
Gary Sealey
Marketing Teacher, Menchville

   Oh, Gary, what a horrible time for such a wicked virus to attack!  I'm so sorry for your difficulties, but I'm glad everything transpired as well as it did under the circumstances.  Do let us know when you're all set.  We're eagerly awaiting seeing it all!

  From Donna Chadwell Nunemaker of VA and FL - 04/22/07 - "email change":

Hi Carol-
We are now back in Virginia from Florida, so would you change my email address to: ___________________ (available on request - sorta).
Thanks so much and take care.
Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ' 64

   Thanks, Donna!  I have you all switched back.  Welcome home to "the sacred soil"!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 04/22/07 - "Dear Carol, A BIG HUG for you !!!!!":

  Dear Carol,

You certainly deserve the BIGGEST HUGS of anyone I know. You work your BUNS off on the newsletter, I don't know how you do it !!! Stay healthy and take many Coffee breaks, Forget the doughnuts ~~~~~ Eat lots of fruit.  Don't work too hard, Laugh a lot AND, Take time to smell the ROSES, They are wonderful.

Your Friend, Herbie


   It's true, Herbie Darlin'.  I do work my buns off.  That begs the question, Why are they still there?!?  And furthermore, why do they just keep getting bigger instead of going away?!?

   Do you realize I have a whole closet full of clothes which fit me just fine three years ago which now won't even go on, thanks to this latest coating of blubber?!?  SIGH.....

   And I don't drink coffee or eat doughnuts, but I do take lots and lots of breaks!

   Thanks, Sweetie!   I love hugs!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 04/22/07 - "Dear Carol, RELAX !!!":

  Dear Carol,

This is how to relax,

Your Friend, Herbie

   Herbie, when I saw the thumbnail of this, I thought it was a deer in that chair!  That is one big dog!


Thanks again, Sweetie!

  From My Favorite Marine, Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA - 04/22/07 - "Re: 04/19/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Once Upon a Time":

In the fall of 1962 you were not dating just any Marine. You were dating THE MARINE! Are you ashamed to identify the Marine you were dating but never wrote while he was in Asia fighting to save the homeland?

   Jimmy Darling, I'm only ashamed of not writing you. I'm certainly not ashamed of dating you!

   I just thought, private person that you are, perhaps you would "murderlize" me if I identified you. In fact, as I was connecting that song to that Newsletter, I had the clearest image flash back in my mind of standing on your left with my arm wrapped around yours. You were wearing your service Alpha uniform, and I was about to pop from pride with being with you. It was outside on a cold, crisp night. I don't know where we might have been. I wish I could remember.

   And after 44 years the only reason I can possibly imagine to explain the fact that I simply refused to write you is that it was all connected to that nervous breakdown I had shortly after you left in February of 1963.  Either that, or it's as I've always said - I'm just not a very nice person.

   Perhaps had I ever once written you a single line, I might have discovered that you were not simply stationed in Okinawa, as you had previously been just stationed at Camp LeJeune, but running dangerous clandestine missions onto the shores of North Viet Nam - which thing I never imagined, and didn't learn until 2000.

   Through the years, my feelings of guilt have been exacerbated by the fact that there's absolutely no way to make restitution.  And even this very public apology cannot compensate for my inexcusable behavior, but I am truly sorry, Love.


  From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of AL - 04/23/07, 11:00 AM - "  Bill Barnes, class of 1963":

Good morning!
It seems the bad news never stops.
Bill Barnes, a member of the class of 1963, passed away Sunday, April 22.  An obituary for Bill should be in The Daily Press on Tuesday.
I have been in contact with his ex-wife   Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63 - of VA) today, and there will be a celebration of Bill's life on Saturday, in Virginia Beach at the home.
Thank you for posting this, and for all the hard work you do to keep everyone informed of happenings.
Susie Overton Jones
Class of 1963

   Oh, my!  I'm so sorry to hear this news!  Thank you for letting me know, Susie.  I'll make Bill's Memorial Newsletter tomorrow.


1. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL NNHS CLASSES

2. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21 - 23, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

6. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL

7. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1965
will celebrate their 60th Birthdays
 on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Shelter #12 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.   This will be an open event with all NNHS classes welcome. 
If you haven't yet reached 60, it will afford an opportunity to practice.  If you have, you can act like Jack Benny
and move back a few years.  No matter the case, all are welcome.
It's never too early to make plans, so mark your calendar today and we'll follow up shortly with further information. 
  We look forward to seeing you in June!

 CONTACT: Dave Arnold at or call him at 757-618-6646.


The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion
on Saturday, August 4th, 2007, at 3:00 PM
at the Beach home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot,
504 West Ocean View, Norfolk, VA

Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:
Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


The NNHS Class of 1967
will hold its 40-Year Reunion on Labor Day weekend:
Friday, August 31, 2007 -
Friday by the Fountain, City Center/Social, at Red Star Tavern

Saturday, September 1, 2007 -
Buffet Dinner/Dance, The Omni Hotel, Newport News

Sunday, September 2, 2007 -
Omni Sunday Brunch

More information will follow in June.

CONTACTS:; Wanda - 757-867-9070;
or Melissa - 757-874-0094

The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast
on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering



   Next issue - Back to the Track!

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

The Sweetest Sounds

Written by Richard Rodgers (unlike most of his compositions, writing both music and lyrics) for the musical No Strings, 1962
(28 June 1902 – 30 Dec 1979)

The sweetest sounds I'll ever hear
Are still inside my head
The kindest words I'll ever know, are waiting to be said
The most entrancing sight of all, is yet for me to see
And the dearest love in all the world
Is waiting somewhere for me
Is waiting somewhere, somewhere for me

The sweetest sounds I'll ever hear
Are still inside my head
The kindest words I'll ever know, are waiting to be said
The most entrancing sight of all, is yet for me to see
And the dearest love in all the world
Is waiting somewhere for me (waiting somewhere)
Is waiting somewhere, somewhere for me

The most entrancing sight of all, is yet for me to see
And the dearest love in all the world
Is waiting somewhere for me
Is waiting somewhere, somewhere for me

"The Sweetest Sounds" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/20/07

Kissing Kids Image courtesy of - 04/20/07

Hearts and Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/01/06

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 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 Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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

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

Fremont High School Logo clip art courtesy of - 04/22/07

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