05/16/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
"It didn't dawn
on me until you were gone just how much I would
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I woke up today in a Frank Sinatra mood. Well, okay, I'll admit it; that's not all that unusual for me. Anyway, I found this song to match my mood. I hope you like it.
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton High - '63) of MD - 05/14/07 - "Carol's Relief Fund":
Okay here's what I have for
today. First the Introduction, then the list, but only use the names.....please.
Joe, Wayne as with my other writings, please feel free to hack it up. Iím out of
Carol's Relief Fund
Only one day into Carolís Relief Fund drive and we are 14% there! Thanks to so many of you for responding so quickly. We can see from your emails and your generosity that both Carol and the NNHS Newsletter mean a great deal to you. So help us by notifying those that have not responded yet or that simply donít read their emails, that we are underway and we want to add their names with yours to show how much the newsletter AND this worthy cause mean to them, too.
Thanks to all of you.
Joe, Wayne, and Chandler
Works for meÖ.
Get your motor runnin, head out on the highway
|Judy and Alan Nesbitt|
|"A Concerned Typhoon"|
|Linda Waterfield Kenney|
Gentlemen, I am completely overwhelmed. Thank you so very much!
David Whitley ('67) of VA - 1949
20 - Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA - 1948
Many Happy Returns, Gentlemen!
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From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/08/07 - "An Unexpected Moment":
OH, WOW!!! Thanks so very much, Shari!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/15/07 - "The Tree":
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just
finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of
work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.
When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
Oh, that's my trouble tree," he replied "I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children... So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again." "Funny thing is," he smiled," when I come out in the morning to pick'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before."
God Bless...Have A Blessed Day!!!
"Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet."
Thanks, Joyce! I love this one!
From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 05/15/07 - "The Lowest Common Denominator":
I took this pic this afternoon, in downtown LaGrange. Proof as to the mentality of these local Troup County Goobers, but also as a valuable lesson I've learned.
I carry my digital camera with me at practically all times, so I can take that snap of something at Hills & Dales, or a train wreck, or a topless coed sunbathing on the field between the new dorms at LaGrange Coll- wait a second.... No, that'll never happen...
But here's proof that I'm really living in a character-rich writer's paradise after all. As soon as I snapped this pic, a second pickup truck pulled up, with another gum-chewing baseball cap wearing, left arm sunburned Goober leans out of the window and yells at me: "Huh-a thar uh bud-dee.. Ah'm a crack-ur tew". Or something to that effect. Since he was about five feet away from me, at a stoplight, I threw caution to the winds, smiled and yelled back "Oh? There are TWO of you?"
|Tuesday, May 15, 2007|
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Bill!
From John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA - 05/18/07 - "Re: Welcome to the NNHS Mailing List!":
Thanks, John! I'll get around to scanning your picture just any old day now, I'm sure.
Meanwhile, I did add you to our birthday page:
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro High, IL - '90) of IL - 05/15/07 - "Precious soil of Dixie":
Did you by chance retrieve any sacred soil from Richmond (Hollywood Cemetery, maybe?) while you traveled recently to Yankeedom? I would love to be able to provide some to the Camp Douglas SCV post.
Well, no, not really, no. We didn't actually drive into Richmond proper. BUT, after I explained your quest to Cheryl's (White Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64) husband, Don (Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64), he did venture into their backyard and retrieved you a bag of dirt. AND their backyard just happens to be located on the Howlett Line Park Battlefield!
As it says here: http://www.civilwartraveler.com/virginia/va-central/richmond.html
Howlett Line Park, 14100 Howlett Line Drive - Impressive earthworks with some unique features are preserved in this two-acre park. This was a strong point in the Confederate line that "bottled up" Gen. Ben Butler's Army of the James on Bermuda Hundred in 1864 and was involved in several military events in the area. To get there from I-95: Take the Route 10 east (Hopewell) exit, then turn right at the first stoplight (Old Stage Road). Continue 0.8 miles to Old Bermuda Hundred Road; turn left. Continue 0.6 miles to Lawing Road; turn right. Continue 0.6 miles to Woods Edge Road; turn left. Continue 0.2 miles to Howlett Line Drive; turn right. Park is 0.3 miles on right.
Of course, I'd love some from NC as well as per our discussions. There are several nearby sites to you in Fayetteville of course.
As I said, we're only about an hour away from the Averasborough Battlefield:
We'll cart over there with a Ziplock bag one of these first days. Bentonville is not too far away either:
Meanwhile, I'll go out into the backyard and dig you up some good old Fayetteville "dirt" - meaning sand......
Also, you mentioned that I could send you an email and you would get it out there amongst the vast NNHS group. Here is my request.
What: Soil from Confederate States
Why: Used for memorial services (ranging from Remembrance Day services to memorializing newly found CSA veteran gravesites, etc)
Where: Any state of the CSA, including MO, KY, MD and Indian Territory (OK)
Specifics: Please get about a large freezer bag nicely filled with soil. Also note from what state and where. Ideally, you can get it from/near a cool historical site of your choice, but even just 'non-famous' soil will do nicely. Then just send it (if you would be so kind) to Brent Harty, 350 Stevens Avenue, Joliet, IL 60432. I'm not sure how long I'll be here before my next promotion, but figure to be here through the summer.
Thanks much for your kindness & generosity in advance, y'all!
I hope you get "dirt-bagged" with plenty of sacred soil to take to your next reenactment!
|CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Jimmy, Bethany, Brent, Emeline, Joe, Jacob and Tommy Harty||Brent Harty - b. 21 Apr 1972; Jacob Harty - b. 31 Aug 1997; Nathaniel Harty - b. 5 Sep 1979|
|Saturday, October 21, 2006 - Minooka, IL|
From Johnnie Bateman ('68) of VA - 05/16/07:
YOWZERONI!!! I posted your scary comments, Johnnie, and made a new page for your uncle's store in the process.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/grays-grocery.html - brand new page
|Thanks for sharing those memories with us. And oh, here's your birthday candle - somewhat belatedly.|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957
5. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL
6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965
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:
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/27/07 - "to make you smile... (#11 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!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
That Old Feeling
Words and Music by Brown/Fain
I saw you last night and got that old feeling
When you came in sight, I got that old feeling
The moment that you danced by, I felt a thrill
And when you caught my eye, my heart stood still
Once again I seemed to feel that old yearning
Then I knew the spark of love was still burning
There'll be no new romance for me, it's foolish to start
'cause that old feeling is still in my heart
There'll be no new romance for me, it's foolish to start
'cause that old feeling is still in my heart
"That Old Feeling" midi (sequenced by Mel Webb) courtesy of http://www.kmelmidimusic.com/sinatra/TRIBUTE.htm - 05/16/07
"That Old Feeling" lyrics courtesy of http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Frank-Sinatra/That-Old-Feeling.html - 05/16/07
Image of Trance Romance by Modern Romeo courtesy of http://b00mb0x.org/wordpress/category/busy-b/ - 05/16/07
Red Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 04/05/05
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
- one of my
Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated Huge Candle clip art courtesy of http://www.hereinreality.com/starseed/candles.html - 05/21/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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