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04/25/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
If Ever I Would Leave You

“Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away.
Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.”

 - Louise Erdrich
(b. 7 June 1954)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I'm having fun remembering 1962, so in honor of the old news clippings, we're continuing with our songs from 1962, and this is another one of my favorites.


  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 again, Marcus!

   These are not yet placed here:

Sunday, November 25, 1962
Fred Anspach ('64) - among others Joe Wingo ('65)


  From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 04/24/07:

My Dear Carol,

Hope this note finds you in good spirits and great health.

I just wanted to thank you and    Marcus Higgins ('65 - of AZ) for combining your enormous talents to enhance the NNHS Football Teams pages. As a former player, it is such a treat to see these articles and remember those glory days and all the good folks that made up those teams.

Marcus, your willingness to share this treasure is such a wonderful act of generosity and exemplifies the Typhoon spirit. I do hope all is great with you, Sir.

Carol, I feel sure that somewhere in my attic there reside similar clippings. One day, when I feel particularly industrious, I will endeavor to locate these and send along to you. That, however, may not occur quickly !! And ,I’m sure others have memories of those days tucked away somewhere as well.

Best wishes to all.

Bless you Carol for your tireless, continuing efforts to keep us all connected. You’re simply the “Best”. And, again, thank you Marcus for sharing.



   Your timing is excellent, Joe Honey! That fella in the second clipping above looks a lot like you!

   I'll place all these as soon as I finish a complete grouping.  Bear with me - and thanks, Sweetie!



   Back to the Track!

  From Robert Price ('61) of VA - 04/13/07 - "More for the T&F archives":


Just a couple more clippings for the 1960 T&F archives. The first is one you said you had and the second is a different clip about the same meet.

Two more clipping from 1961 for the archives. One from the Noview duel meet with NNHS and the second is the Tidewater Meet, won by Hampton by 1/4 point over NNHS. Mike Cole, HHS '61, led the Crabbers with four victories (one over me, as seen in the picture).

Robert '61

Wednesday, April 27, 1960 1961 Sunday, April 16, 1961

   Thank you, Robert! (I had those first two clippings, as we had somehow preserved the entire newspaper from that day, as it contained my daddy's obituary.  He died 47 years ago today.)

   And they're posted, at last!


    From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 04/23/07 - "STLtoday article: 'The Wizard of Id' cartoonist dies at 86, days after his collaborator on the comic ":

Here's another famous sailor for you, and apparently a Virginian too.

Below is the link to the story.

Here is the story.

'The Wizard of Id' cartoonist dies at 86, days after his collaborator on the comic

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Brant Parker, who for decades illustrated "The Wizard of Id" comic strip, has died just days after the passing of his collaborator on the comic. He was 86.

Parker, of Lynchburg, died Sunday at a nursing facility there from complications of Alzheimer's disease and a stroke he suffered last year, said Kathy Kei, an editor of "The Wizard of Id" at Creators Syndicate.

Eight days earlier, the strip's writer, cartoonist Johnny Hart, died of a stroke at his storyboard, according to his wife. He was 76.

The pair collaborated on the strip for more than 30 years beginning in 1964, each winning the National Cartoonist Society's highest honor, the Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year.

In 1997, Parker handed the illustration of the cartoon over to his son, Jeff Parker, who continued working with Hart by fax.

The two met in 1950, when Parker, then a staff artist for the Binghamton (N.Y.) Press, was judging a high school art competition. One contestant, a teenager ten years his junior, left such an impression that Parker arranged a meeting.

Eventually, their partnership led to "The Wizard of Id," which follows the tyrannical ruler of an imaginary kingdom called Id. Also featured are the kingdom's inhabitants, often referred to as "Idiots."

"It's a clever satire on American culture and politics, but it speaks to readers on an everyday level as well," said Kei of the strip, which is now syndicated to more than 1,000 newspapers.

Born on Aug. 26, 1920, Parker served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Before meeting Hart, he worked animating Donald Duck for Disney Studios.

Parker is survived by his wife of 60 years, as well as five children, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

   WOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Nathaniel!

   I added him to our listings:


    From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 04/23/07 - "Fairview Heights (IL) bans public spitting":

I think it's dumb ordinance, but I figured you might get a kick out of it.

   Nathaniel, this one defies all comment! 

   Well, maybe I can muster one.  I personally think (although, remembering my daddy's training, I would NEVER spit on the street myself!) that this is going to complicate more lives than it will enhance, but maybe it's just me.....

   Thanks, Fan!


  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND   Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/23/07 - "TIME AND DATE":

At three minutes and four seconds after 2 AM on the 6th of May this year, the time and date will be 02:03:04 05/06/07. This will never happen again.

   COOL BEANS!!!  I hadn't been expecting that - thanks!!!


  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 04/23/07 - "Punctuation!":

An English professor wrote the words:

"A woman without her man is nothing" on the chalkboard, and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.

All of the males in the class wrote:

" A woman, without her man, is nothing."

All the females in the class wrote:

" A woman: without her, man is nothing."

Punctuation is powerful.

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Elaine!


 From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 04/24/07:

My Dearest Carol,

Your last newsletter had so much information in it I was overwhelmed. But I have a thought about the use of the word Aunt. Don't where it came from but I've always use this word's pronunciation like a verb--sorta.

I will say, " This is my Aunt (want) Rose"

But if I were speaking of her while she wasn't there, I'd say, " My Aunt (Ant) Rose would love to see that!  Same with the word 'route". What route (root) did you take?  We will have to fine another route (rout).  Doesn't everyone?

Again it is a mystery to me.

I also made a 70 on that silly test and I don't have any relatives from the North. I agree with you, they need to make a trip SOUTH, they know not of what they speak.

Glad to see you up and running on "regular" again. You're the best!

Love and kisses, Linda May

 Thanks, Linda May! I myself always say "aunt" (rhymes with "want") and "route" (rhymes with "rout"), but my mama always told a funny story on herself.

   As a 7th generation North Carolinian (accustomed to saying "aunt" - rhymes with "ant") she moved to Richmond when she was eight years old.  She immediately adapted the preferred Virginia "aunt" (rhymes with "want"), but that left her with certain problems.  Her Ant Effie couldn't suddenly become her Auhnt Effie, so she would say, "My ant, Auhnt Effie".

   Problem solved!  GIGGLES!!!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/23/07 - "Borrowed info.":

Really liked the eliminate junk mail information. I'm sending this out to quite a few people, and of course including the fact that I got it from your site.

  Wasn't that helpful??  Borrow away, Lady!  I certainly borrow yours often enough!


From Gary Sealey, Menchville Marketing, of VA - 04/23/07 - "Re: 04/23/07 - NNHS Newsletter - The Sweetest Sounds":

This is an awesome newsletter.  You have put tons of hours into this newsletter and the website.  This is the most extensive well kept high school reunion website I have ever seen.... I bet it's one of the very best in the country.  You are doing an awesome job.  I know your classmates and all graduates of NNHS are very appreciate.

   Thanks so much, Gary! 
One of these first days I must remember to write a mission statement.  Reunion news is about seventh down on my list of priorities, I think.....

My wife Susie and I were looking though the site tonight and found a picture of YOU in Mrs. Ivey's page... my wife and I agree, you are very, very, very beautiful.  My wife said you must of had lots of Typhoons chasing you.  

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Gary - and Susie!  That's not exactly how I remember it.  Okay, it's not even close to how I remember it, but I like your version better!  My senior portrait to which you refer was made on Friday, September 4, 1964.

   Somehow, after celebrating almost thirty-eight years of marriage, giving birth to seven Giant Economy Size Children, and welcoming nine grandchildren, I don't seem to look quite the same these days....

Friday, September 4, 1964
Carol Randolph Buckley

We really appreciate all you are doing.

Question:  I have heard that NNHS colors were blue and gold....and also blue and orange.... which are the true colors?   We noticed on the football page you made, the colors of the page were blue and orange...maybe just a coincidence. 

   That is a most excellent question, Gary.  Our former band director, Mr. James P. Wilson of VA, told me in a phone conversation in 2004 that the credit for that subtle color change goes to Coach Julie Conn, our illustrious Director of Athletics and Physical Education.  He quietly altered them to have the appearance of those of his alma mater, the University of Virginia.

   In earlier years, the sports uniforms, band uniforms, and letter sweaters were actually the more easily recognized shades of blue and gold.  The funny thing is, that orange and navy which became prevalent sometime in the early fifties, I believe, was always referred to as Blue and Gold.  It just looks orange and navy.  I think I would consult "The Emperor's New Clothes" for a fuller explanation of this principle of suspended belief.

Question:  we love the guest book pages here and there...awesome feature.  is there a website that you found that allowed you to download the guest page??   The kids at Menchville were talking about incorporating such a feature on the page.

   There's no doubt an easy way to do that, Gary.  For instance, you could install a blog feature, as my children are constantly urging me to do.  This would save an incredible amount of time.  I, however, will always find the difficult and time-consuming way to do practically anything, so for those Memorial Newsletters, I create the spaces in FrontPage, and then laboriously copy and paste the entries individually from  This insures that they will exist permanently, rather than only one year.  I just don't like things to be discarded.

   Again, thanks for all of your support.  Keep up the great work.

Gary Sealey
Menchville High School

   Thank you, Gary!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/23/07 - "Cute, funny and fun stuff":

Hoping your Tuesday is nice,

This is really cute!! Protection from an unlikely source.

A unique proposal and double happiness follows.

Can you guess these sound bites? A trip back in time-a test, involving discriminate hearing. I found it easier to go from bottom to top. It would be more fun to do with another person, but I did it alone and still enjoyed it. Funny how sounds remind us of different periods in life.


---- Bizarre Criminals -----

In September 1992, robbers in Las Vegas held up a van thought to contain gambling chips, only to find that it was carrying potato chips instead.

In 1998, a guard was caught smuggling a wad of money in his underpants out of a bank in Atlanta when a tiny security-dye capsule exploded, blowing a hole in his trousers.

In 1998, a would-be Texas grocery store robber went to the trouble of disguising his face with a balaclava but forgot to remove from his breast pocket a laminated badge which bore his name, place of employment and position within the company - an oversight spotted by at least a dozen witnesses.

A 1975 raid on the Royal Bank of Scotland in Rothesay degenerated into farce when, on the way in, the three would-be raiders got stuck in the bank's revolving doors and had to be helped free by the staff. Undeterred, they returned a few minutes later and announced that it was a robbery. The staff thought it was a practical joke and refused to pay up. While one of the men vaulted the counter and twisted his ankle on landing, the other two made their escape, only to get trapped in the revolving doors again.


   I loved these, Shari - thanks!


  From My Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of IL - 04/23/07:

OK, I took your dixie/yankee quiz, and I got 86% Dixie (Did you have confederate ancestors?)

Now, I don't have confederate ancestors, but I do play one in the reenactments :)

Bethany :)

   Oh, Bethany, I'm so proud of you!

   And while you may not have had any Confederate ancestors, I know that in the years preceding The War of Yankee Aggression you had many direct ancestors in the south - including the Caldwells, which we share!

   Thanks, Lady!

October 21, 2006 - IL
BACK ROW: Jimmy, Bethany and Brent; FRONT ROW: Tommy, Jacob, Joe, and Emeline


  From Barbara Brewer ('69) of VA - 04/23/07:

I remember fondly the clothes that my mother purchased at Blechman's for me.  I also remember the saleswoman at Nachman's that set aside my accessories and would call my mother as we approached the second floor with my hats and handbags.  She also sold me Feltman Bros. outfits for my sons in the late seventies.
    Thanks, Lady!   I posted your remarks:



I also remember the picture of Red with his pig. Dad drove through Hilton to look at Red's Christmas light show.   My father took me to the Thanksgiving games as well as other games  as a young child.  It was there in the Inzone that  I began to appreciate the value of physical training vs. male anatomy.  More importantly, you could see the play much better from that end of the field. My father was a great football mentor.

However, there was also a great competition between the bands when I attended NNHS.  I remember Mr. Wilson acceding to the HHS Director's request to perform first, even though they were the home band.  They entered the field playing "Giant", and I remember resting my knees on the outside of an HHS football player's parka.  I was not the only lady on the side line staying dry on the muddy sidelines of Darling Stadium.

I always enjoy the website, and I keep the students and Alumni of VaTech in my heart.
Barbara Brewer NNHS1969

   Thanks again, Lady - I appreciate that!


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 04/24/07 - "Hercules":

Hi, sweetie pie!

I hate to bust thy bubble, babe, but Hercules the mastiff is a digitally enhanced doggie. In other words, it ain't real.
Checked with "SNOPES" (, and the picture is bogus, but there is a Mastiff named Hercules that holds the title of "Worlds Heaviest Dog".....


Unreal Hercules Real Hercules

   Ah, David, in my haste I was snookered again!  I am widely known to be one of the Most Gullible People Left on the Planet, and here we have additional proof.

   Thanks for setting the story straight, Gorgeous!



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



    I will be gone all day tomorrow.  We're driving up to "the Sacred Soil of Virginia" to see       Dale (Harty (Hillsboro High, IL/American School, IL - '02 - of VA) at Buena Vista.  Y'all keep the home fires burning while I'm gone!

   Next Issue: Walter Reed School!

    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


If Ever I Would Leave You

From the 1962 Broadway musical, "Camelot"

Words and Music by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

(Robert Goulet)

If ever I would leave you
It wouldn't be in summer
Seeing you in summer I never would go

Your hair streaked with sunlight
Your lips red as flame
Your face with a luster that puts gold to shame

But if I'd ever leave you
It couldn't be in autumn
How I'd leave in autumn I never will know

I've seen how you sparkle
When fall nips the air
I know you in autumn and I must be there

And could I leave you
Running merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire's glow

If ever I would leave you
How could it be in springtime
Knowing how in spring I'm bewitched by you so
Oh, no, not in springtime, summer, winter, or fall
No, never could I leave you at all

And could I leave you
Running merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire's glow

If ever I would leave you
How could it be in springtime
Knowing how in spring I'm bewitched by you so
Oh, no, not in springtime, summer, winter, or fall
No, never could I leave you at all


"If Ever I would Leave You" midi (sequenced by Jack Hall of THE CORNER LOUNGE) and lyrics courtesy of Jewel's Midi Collection - - 04/23/07

Camelot Image courtesy of - 04/24/07

Cubic Zirconia Orange Heart used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 04/24/07

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

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

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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