05/06/07 - NNHS
Newsletter -
Pretty Little Angel Eyes

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.”

- Luciano de Crescenzo 
(b. 20 Aug 1928)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  The theme of this Bonus Newsletter was originally planned for 05/13/05, but as that was when my computer went down, it was not actually used until 08/17/05:


   It seemed appropriate for today, as I seem to have had angels on my mind lately.....


   The Class of 1963!



          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html - brand new page

               http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2008-63-missing.html - updated


  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/06/07:

   This is a fairly long story, but my sister    Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and my daughter    Adrienne and I are taking a trip this week with my cousin,     Cheryl (White Wilson - John Marshall High - of VA).  If I'm able, I'll issue another Newsletter tomorrow with the exciting details, but we're driving up to her home late tomorrow (Monday) afternoon, and not returning until Friday or Saturday. 

   I will NOT have computer access all week, and I didn't want y'all to think I had fallen victim to a deep depression and committed hara-kiri or something!

   My mood has take a 360 degrees turn, thanks to all of you Sweet Angels!  I cannot thank y'all enough!



http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/PHH-EMPLOYMENT-4.html - newly revised (but still in process)

NOW ALSO POSTED HERE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

From Someone Who Asked to Remain Anonymous - 05/05/07, 8:54 PM:

.....   Fuzzy (Turner - '63 - of NC) has asked you for amounts that are needed to carry you - now, PRINT THEM!! .....

   Well, alrighty, then!  This is really tacky, even for me, but as   Miles (Nowitzky - Granby HS - '50) used to say, "Your wish is my desire."


Revised 04/06/07

RC Holdings, LLC


Paul and Carol Harty

c/o Keith Graybill
5831 Lagu Place
, NC 28314

Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc.


541 399 8450

P.O. Box 1301
Raleigh, NC 27602

Aqua North Carolina, Inc.

(water and sewer)

000797843 0557591

762 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3489

Time Warner Cable

(phone, internet, cable bundle)


(under Dale Harty)

P.O. Box 40508
Fayetteville, NC 28309

The Members Insurance Company

(automobile insurance)


P.O. Box 64729
Charlotte, NC 28229-4729

$82.26/mo for 8 months

               ~ OR ~

$399.02 for entire year if paid by 05/17/07

Cumberland Garbage and Trash Service 0136

P.O. Box 64729
Fayetteville, NC 28306-4729

Wal-Mart Pharmacy

(four prescription medications)

  4601 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/04/07, 7:48 PM - "Re: Moments to Remember":


I'm deeply concerned about you and your family. Having some (as I'm sure you know financial issues, amongst other heartbreaking issues ) due to my... .let's say unique set of circumstances, lends me great empathy, for yours. I wish I had money to give you guys, but please be assured we will include you in our prayers. I know it's not much, but the power of prayer is strong and I've come to have faith in that, when there seems there is nothing but that. I love you guys and wish the very best for you and hope a way will manifest.

  A saying that I kept as a wallpaper on my computer is in this wallpaper. There were times I felt none could relate and still have those times when I still do. These are not sent to placate.

Problems and serious ones are just that. I hope these things that have helped me, provide you with those same feelings of hope.


 A site that I have relied on is Cal's Gallery. He is going through his own problems, and although different from mine, I have admired his tenacity. Although it is him and not his child that is suffering, he inspired me when I had cried yet another night, watching Emily suffer with her uncontrollable disease. It has kept me going when, I sometimes felt unbearable grief, in so much I was waving that white flag. 

I hope these things will give you a bit of hope. A hug sent from me. Please look at number 31 of These Lessons In Life. http://www.wtv-zone.com/cal731/index.html

                                                                         Love and good wishes always,

By Regina Brett
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written.  My odometer rolls over to 50 this week, so here's an update:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously.  No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone.  It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others'.  You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.  But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Life is too short for long pity parties.  Get busy living, or get busy dying.

17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes.  If you want to be a writer, write.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood.  But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.  Don't save it for a special occasion.  Today is special.

22. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now.  Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything.  Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends will.  Stay in touch.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.  Make it memorable.

38. Read some good books.  They cover every human emotion.

39. Get outside every day.  Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Don't audit life.  Show up and make the most of it now.

42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

44. Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need.

45. The best is yet to come.

46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

47. Take a deep breath.  It calms the mind.

48. If you don't ask, you don't get.

49. Yield.

50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

   WOWZERONI-RINI!  Thanks so much, Shari!

From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 05/04/07, 8:28 PM - "Re: Moments to Remember":

I have read Carol's news flash about her trials she is going through to keep the web page up and her other living expenses have gotten behind in trying to keep us informed on what is going on in N.N.H.S. news. I enjoy reading about all the class folks that I went to school with are doing. It really brings back a lot of memories  to me. If every one that reads the web page could send her at least 10.00 dollars, I think that would help a lot. I am putting mine in the mail this week .

Thank you, Carol. Things are going to get better.


  Oh, my! Thank you, Glenn!

From NewsMax Media - 05/04/07:

A Dirty Contact Lens Risks Blindness

The 5-second rule doesn’t apply to a dropped contact lens! If you’ve ever dropped your contact lens on the floor and popped it into your eye without cleaning, you risked going blind. And you’re not alone. A new study says that almost 75 percent of contact lens wearers have habits dirty enough to cause blindness.

Fifteen percent of wearers will pick a dropped contact lens off the floor and put it directly into their eye without washing. Twenty percent have a habit of licking their contact lens before putting them into their eyes, and forty percent don’t bother to wash their hands before applying their lenses.

Bad habits increase the risk of several eye diseases including conjunctivitis, and acanthamoeba keratitis, a painful infection that can blind.

More than half of men sleep in their lenses, and 44 percent don’t bother to wash their hands before applying their lenses, but women have the dirtiest habits! Almost 25 percent will lick their lenses before putting them in their eyes, and some women even share lenses with friends.

Wearing chipped or damaged lenses can harm eyes, as well as leaving them in too long. Even seemingly clean habits, such as washing lenses in tap water and using a different cleaning solution, can lead to trouble. Tap water can contain sight-robbing bacteria, and using the wrong cleaning solution can produce allergic reactions and even burn eyes.

“Poor hygiene can lead to infections which range from a simply uncomfortable but temporary problem to a very nasty health issue that may lead to blindness in a matter of days,” said Kevin Davis, President of the College of Optometrists. “Our eyes are precious and we need to appreciate that treating them carelessly and with bad hygiene habits is likely to cause problems in the future.”

From Elaine Dorn Foster ('57) of VA - 05/05/07 - "DON'T BUY GAS ON MAY 15TH ":

This (earlier message below) has been changed; they have decided that everyone should instead not buy any gas from Exxon or Mobil for the entire month of May. They figure that this would create a situation where they would lower their price, thus causing a price war. When they have to lower their price, then so would everyone else to keep their sales up as well. 

...in April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight. 

On May 15th 2007, all internet users are asked to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places. 
There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the internet network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up. 

If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companies' pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and let's try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day. 

   Or why not try both approaches?!?  Thanks, Elaine!

From NewsMax Media - 05/04/07:

Understanding the Function of Sleep

Sleep remains one of the big mysteries in biology. All animals sleep, and people who are deprived of sleep suffer physically, emotionally and intellectually. But nobody knows how sleep restores the brain.

Now, Giulio Tononi, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, has discovered how to stimulate brain waves that characterize the deepest stage of sleep. The discovery could open a new window into the role of sleep in keeping humans healthy, happy and able to learn.

The brain function in question, called slow wave activity, is critical to the restoration of mood and the ability to learn, think and remember, Tononi says.

During slow wave activity, which occupies about 80 percent of sleeping hours, waves of electrical activity wash across the brain, roughly once a second, 1,000 times a night. In a paper being published this week in the Early Edition of the scientific journal PNAS, Tononi and colleagues, including Marcello Massimini, also of the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, described the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to initiate slow waves in sleeping volunteers. The researchers recorded brain electrical activity with an electroencephalograph (EEG).

A TMS instrument sends a harmless magnetic signal through the scalp and skull and into the brain, where it activates electrical impulses. In response to each burst of magnetism, the subjects' brains immediately produced slow waves typical of deep sleep, Tononi says. "With a single pulse, we were able to induce a wave that looks identical to the waves the brain makes normally during sleep."

The researchers have learned to locate the TMS device above a specific part of the brain, where it causes slow waves that travel throughout the brain. "We don't know why, but this is a very good place to evoke big waves that clearly travel through every part of the brain," Tononi says.

Scientists' interest in slow waves stems from a growing appreciation of their role in sleep, Tononi says. "We have reasons to think the slow waves are not just something that happens, but that they may be important" in sleep's restorative powers. For example, a sleep-deprived person has larger and more numerous slow waves once asleep. And as sleep proceeds, Tononi adds, the slow waves weaken, which may signal that the need for sleep is partially satisfied.

Creating slow waves on demand could someday lead to treatments for insomnia, where slow waves may be reduced. Theoretically, it could also lead to a magnetically stimulated "power nap," which might confer the benefit of eight hours sleep in just a few hours.

Before that happens, however, Tononi must go further and prove that artificial slow waves have restorative benefits to the brain. Such an experiment would ask whether sleep with TMS leads to greater brain restoration than an equal amount of sleep without TMS.

Although an electronic power-napper sounds like a product whose time has come, Tononi is chasing a larger quarry: learning why sleep is necessary in the first place. If all animals sleep, he says, it must play a critical role in survival, but that role remains elusive.

Based on the fact that sleep seems to "consolidate" memories, many neuroscientists believe that sleeping lets us rehearse the day's events.

Tononi agrees that sleep improves memory, but he thinks this happens through a different process, one that involves a reduction in brain overload. During sleep, he suggests, the synapses (connections between nerve cells) that were formed by the day's learning can relax a little.

While awake, we "observe and learn much more than you think," he observes. "Tons of things are leaving traces, changing the synapses, mainly by making them stronger. It is wonderful that you can have all these synaptic traces in the brain, but they come at a price. Synapses require proteins, fats, space and energy. At the end of a waking day, you have all these traces of memories left behind.

"During the slow waves, all the connections, step by step, are becoming a little weaker," Tononi adds. "By morning, the total connection strength is back to the way it was the morning before. The trick is to downscale all the connections by the same percentage, so the ones that were stronger are still stronger. That way you don't lose the memory."

Without this type of weakening, he says, we "would not be able to learn new things" because our brains would lack sufficient available energy, space and nutrients.

Although the explanation is still a hypothesis, Tononi hopes that the ability to artificially stimulate slow waves will allow him and other researchers to test the notion that sleep restores the brain by damping connectivity between neurons.

Slow waves, he suspects, "Clear out the noise to make sure your brain does not become too much of an energy hog, a space hog. By morning, you have a brain that is energy efficient, space efficient and ready to learn again."

NewsMaxEditor's Note:

From Alex Nicol ('49) of VA - 05/05/07 - "YOUR SITE DID GET BLOCKED":


I was logging on to your site 2-3 days ago and my Norton Internet Parental Control section blocked your web site. I had previously "crashed" (real bad) my Windows XP and had to  re-install Windows. The rescue disk (from HP) had a free trial  of Norton and I activated the 60 day trial. Anyway, when the Norton program blocked me from your site. I then de-activated the parental control and thought nothing more about it. I accessed the NNHS newsletter today and remembered something about  some "firewall" thought you  were a "spammer'. Gee, I don't know about why you got  blocked. The Norton firewall, I thought, was too aggressive and I de-activated that part also, before I accessed your web site, and went back to McAfee firewall.

You have a swell web site. I never took the time to learn how to create a web site.


   YOWZERONI!  I hadn't thought of that angle; I thought it was just Yahoo instigating it!  I believe I heard a story about this once before, now that I think about it.....

  Thanks for telling me, Alex!


    From Eric S. Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 05/05/07 - "NNHS 65 website":

Carol... sweet beautiful Carol.  

   (Oh, my goodness!  I feel better all ready!)

I must admit that I have not been reading my newsletters lately as I too have had problems with depression as well as being swamped at work.  Just chance that I opened the one that told of your plight.

   YOWZERONI!!!  I'm so sorry to hear that, Eric!  That is just not fun!  I hope you're feeling much better now, and that your work load will lighten soon if it hasn't already!

We just wish you would have said something to us sooner rather than wait until the worst is around the corner.
As far as jobs... have you checked into the AARP over 55 Employment Services? 

   No, I did not know that one existed - thanks!

Or temporary employment services?  

   We've been seriously considering that one at last.

For utilities, they will usually work with you especially the lights and water.  

   I'd somehow not remembered that.

 There is also services to help with food and medications.  

   The food and medication are pretty much under control.  The church is graciously providing the food, and we can get the monthly medications now from Wal-Mart pharmacy for a mere $18.00 a month!

 As far as the internet, you can get basic services with limited online hours and dial a local number while turning off long distance and any other extras for now.  The same for cable - drop it... get the local channels via rabbit ears and watch VHS / DVDs.  Rent is a little harder and that should be your main concern.  It takes 90 days for eviction usually but let's hope you will not suffer that!

I wish I could offer more than advice but I too live from paycheck to paycheck.  That doesn't mean I don't think any less of you...
Eric S. Huffstutler
Bethel HS '75

   Thanks, Sweetie! Keep in touch!

  From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 05/06/07:


I'm glad to see that people have responded, and that you are still able to communicate...I'm glad to see that at least one gentleman had a possibility of work, even if it's here in Northern Va, where, yes, it is expensive to own property, but in many ways seemingly no more expensive (gas, groceries, clothes, etc.) than any other place I go...There's certainly no shortage of stuff to do here, and a lot of it is free...I know you want steadiness to return to your life, and I'm glad the possibility of work was mentioned, to include resumes...I can imagine you didn't want to do that-submit a resume...on line to your friends, anymore than you wanted to ask for help-but who better to go to?

When things get back to normal, perhaps there could someday be a place in the Newsletter for people to submit resumes for possible employment and relocation...every community has a 'Trading Post' kind of publication that will also list people looking for jobs and jobs looking for people...Retired people (and others) are always looking for something different to do, for whatever reason, and they have much to offer that age-challenged people just do not (now, wasn't that tactfully put?). And, as the newsletter has been sooooooo helpful to many of us, it should also be helpful to you...Maybe another person could edit those submissions, and forward them to you for inclusion...I expect there will be a thought or two someone else might have about that...good-let's hear it.

   What a fabulous idea! Do we have any volunteers?!?

I put something in the mail tonight for the two of you to use any way you see fit, and am glad to know that more help is forthcoming..
I've told my children from time to time, and now I tell you...You are not without assets-financial, community, family, and many other kinds of support...and you are being watched over... On those occasions when I told my children that, it was hard for them to hear and harder to even accept, but they eventually found it was true, and so will you.


    Thanks so much, Sweetie!  


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 dlarnold@cox.net 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: mmccoy@vectec.org; 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



   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/27/07 - "to make you smile... (#6 in a series of 23)":


I thought folks might enjoy some of these photos as we have so many animal lovers.


Sights you may not see in a lifetime

   I think that's aptly titled!  Thanks, Dave!



   Next Issue: ?!?

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

                          Love to all, Carol


NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat


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


Pretty Little Angel Eyes

- Boyce/Lee

(Curtis Lee, 1961)

Pretty little angel eyes,
Pretty little angel eyes,
Pretty little angel,
Pretty little angel,
Pretty little, pretty little, pretty little angel.
Pretty little little little angel eyes.
Angel eyes, I really love you so,
Angel eyes, I'll never let you go,
Because I love you, my darling angel eyes.
Pretty little little little angel eyes.
Angel eyes, you are so good to me,
And when I'm in your arms, it feels so heavenly,
You know I love you, my darling angel eyes.
I know you were sent from, heaven above,
To fill my life with your wonderful love,
I know we will be happy for eternity,
Cause I know-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow that our life is real.
Angel eyes, I really love you so,
Angel eyes, I'll never let you go
Because I love you, my darling angel eyes.
Pretty little angel eyes,
Pretty little angel eyes,
Pretty little angel,
Pretty little angel
Pretty little, pretty little, pretty little angel.
Angel eyes, I really love you so,
Angel eyes, I'll never let you go,
Because I love you, my darling angel eyes.
Pretty little little little angel eyes.


"Pretty Little Angel Eyes" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/~goldenoldies/jukebox5060Font3.htm
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA  - 04/30/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Pretty Little Angel Eyes" lyrics courtesy of http://www.showaddywaddy.net/pretty.htm
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA  - 04/30/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Cherub clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Paris/4378/clipangels.html - 05/09/05

Animated Angels clip art and Tiny Angel clip art courtesy of http://www.mybestweb.com/special-angel.htm - 08/14/05

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06
Thanks, Eric!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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