05/19/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
“If you want instant
gratification, go suck a lollipop.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
And did you remember that it was 45 years ago today that Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" for guest of honor John F. Kennedy during a Democratic fundraiser at New York's Madison Square Garden? Sure you did! And if you'd like to hear her sing it again, try the links on this page:
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton High - '63) of MD - 05/10/07 - "ALERT-ALERT-ALERT":
Many of you responded with words of encouragement, prayers, and generosity in the form of contributions sent either to Carol directly, or through the Pay Pal method that I mentioned in my global emails to you. Your kindness and generosity have done miracles to resolve Carol’s immediate financial crisis and restore her piece of mind, and she will be forever grateful to all of you. But what we have witnessed and treated are only the symptoms of a much greater and long-term lingering problem that is sure to only surface again without our continued support until the causes of her situation can be cured.
Carol, our beloved newsletter creator, has been a stay-at-home mom all her life, raising seven children over her married life and launching them with much love and caring into adulthood. Accordingly, she has always depended on Paul as the bread winner and provider, which he has steadfastly been up until 10 months ago when he lost his job due to a corporate merger/buy-out where he and numerous others were displaced by newcomers within the “new” company. Living in Fayetteville, NC and being 63 years old, Paul has painfully discovered that re-employment opportunities are very limited. If you have had the misfortune to encounter this, you are well aware that age discrimination is alive and well. With pride, Paul prefers to work rather than take early retirement to collect (and lose significant benefits) social security. Please note that we now have his resume posted on the newsletter for maximum distribution and coverage. Paul turns 64 in August and would prefer working and then collecting maximum social security benefits at age 65. Yes, there are local, state, and federal programs to assist under certain situations, but the qualifications and time it takes for bureaucracy to get the help needed will extend far beyond when the next crisis occurs. After all, bills never stop, hunger comes quickly, and health problems happen when you least expect them. By the way, both Carol and Paul have hypertension, and Paul also has diabetes, and they require medication which is not covered by being unemployed.
So, to cut to the chase, we feel that what Carol really needs is an extended period (one year to be safe) of REAL security upon which to re-gather their capability to become self-sufficient. We are therefore challenging you, as Carol’s friends and newsletter subscribers, to make a commitment to join us in this well-deserving cause by contributing to a long-term recovery relief fund. We have calculated, based on Carol’s budget (published recently in one of her newsletters) that with 100 of us contributing either a one-time donation of $180 or a commitment of only $15 a month (for 12 months), we can achieve this one year of support. This comes out to $1500 per month. Of course, if we have a commitment of greater than 100 contributors, each individual contributor's share may be less. And I hate to state the obvious, but for individuals choosing the $15 a month route, we must be able to count on your commitment to the full twelve months.
In making your decision to participate in this worthy cause, please consider the fun and joy that we all receive from each of Carol’s newsletters, her positive and caring attitude toward each and every one of us, and the loss we would feel not only in losing the newsletter, but in ignoring this simple gesture of kindness towards someone so dear. If we can count on you, please contact either of us at the following email addresses. We will make arrangements for your contribution and compile the list, posting it daily in the newsletter so that we can all track our progress toward this worthy goal.
On behalf of Carol, thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Joe, Wayne, and ChandlerJoe Wingo ('65 - of NC) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA)- email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Chandler.Nelms.email@example.com
Ummmm, thank you all
- so very, very much!!!
|Judy and Alan Nesbitt|
|"A Concerned Typhoon"|
|Linda Waterfield Kenney|
|Jo Ann Stewart|
Sustaining Underwriters and Major Emergency Responders
Gentlemen, I am completely overwhelmed. Thank you so very much!
David Whitley ('67) of VA - 1949
Many Happy Returns, Gentlemen!
#60,500 was made sometime in mid-May of 2007 when the webmistress was
obviously out to lunch.....
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/PHH-EMPLOYMENT-4.html - newly revised (but still in process)
We've received fabulous assistance from two impeccable sources on how to seriously revise this. We will be working on this project all day MONDAY - I hope. We REALLY appreciate your help - thanks so much!
NOW ALSO POSTED HERE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com
From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 05/16/07 - "RE: Energy Saving lightbulbs - BUYER BEWARE"
THANKS! They cost way too much for poor people to even buy.
Thanks, Judy! I really had not priced them!
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro High, IL/American School, IL) of NC- 05/16/07 - "Mika Videos":
Mika - "Grace Kelly"
Mika - "Love Today"
Thanks, Adrienne! I do enjoy Mika - and I'm especially fond of that Grace Kelly video - it's such a great mood elevator!
Of course, all you Mika fans out there realize that he too has a song out called "Lollipop", but we chose not to share that one, as this is a (ahem!) family newsletter!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 05/16/07:
Thank you, Wayne Honey! It's good to feel good!
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro High, IL/American School, IL) - 05/16/07 - "Celebrity Lookalikes":
I thought this was very funny. I found it by pushing
the Stumble! button. Anyway, enjoy:
I don't like what they said about Mr. Bean though...
WILD GIGGLES!!! No, but so many of those others made up for it! Thanks, Webby!
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall High) of VA - 05/17/07 - "READ (the picture is gorgeous)":
Don't get dizzy from the water if it shows up - good picture :)
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LOOK AT THIS, THE PICTURE IS BREATHTAKING.....
If God brings me to it, he will bring me through it-----
Isn't this awesome?
May today there be peace within you.
May you trust God that you are exactly
where you are meant to be.
"I believe that friends are quiet angels
who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble
remembering how to fly."
Thanks, Cheryl - it's beautiful!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/17/07 - "New (to me) RPPC":
|Got it on
WOWZERONI!!! How exciting to work on Our Old Stomping Grounds again! And what a beauty this is!
As the oldest postcard in our Downtown collection, it's only fair that it should begin that page - so it does!
|1904 - Washington Avenue Looking South|
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/downtown.html - newly reshuffled
Thanks, Brown Eyes! And congratulations on your new postcard!
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall High) of VA - 05/18/07 - "Wife's hearing test":
Wife's hearing test
A man feared his wife was not hearing as well as she used to, and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem.
The doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the doctor a better idea about her hearing loss. "Here's what you do," said the doctor. "Stand about 40 feet away from her and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response.
That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the den. He says to himself, "I'm about 40 feet away. Let's see what happens." In a normal tone he asks, "Honey, what's for dinner?" No response. So the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife, and repeats, "Honey, what's for dinner?" Still no response.
Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet from his wife and asks, "Honey, What's for dinner?" Again, no response.
So, he walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet, "What's for dinner?" Again, there is no response.
So he walks right up behind her. "Honey, what's for dinner?"
(I just love this.)
"Earl, for the 5th time, CHICKEN."
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Lady!
From Robert Price ('61) of VA - 05/18/07 - "From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 05/09/07 - 'RE: 05/04/07 - Sidney Soltz'":
Thanks for the memories, but this is not one of my favorites. Boy, did this recall a sad/bad memory. I was with the NNFD at the time of Sol Soltz’s attack. I was on the ambulance the night call came in and transported Mr. Soltz to the hospital. I remember it well to this day but won’t reiterate the details here, not a pretty sight. A sad incidence. My captain (Bill Bundick) knew him and remarked that Mr. Soltz had been asked many times to move, but he refused.
Robert Price '61
Oh, YOWZERONI!!! I am so sorry, Robert! That's the inherent problem in the collecting of memories - they're not always wonderful.
From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA - 05/18/07 - "hiya":
Thank you so much, Stacy! I did recognize your name, and I gratefully and humbly deposited your check!
I'm sorry you and Carolyn lost touch; that's always so sad. Hang tight. The good captain Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) is on the job!
Thanks also for the hugs! I'm feeling much better now!
From John Murden ('60) of VA - 05/18/07:
"05/18/07 - Due to a combination of feeling somewhat icky and being interrupted repeatedly, I have fallen behind again. But don't panic, all is well, and I hope to be able to catch up over the weekend - both with old backlogged items and a couple of fresh Newsletters. So check back often. Meanwhile I just finished Wednesday's Newsletter."
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, John! As likely as not, I've just fallen waaay behind and feeling overwhelmed - or I'm just goofing off!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/18/07 - "50 years ago today!!":
Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL suggested that I might share his creative writing with you and in turn the TYPHOON NATION.
It was shared with Coach Charles Nuttycombe via email.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
--Raoul L. Weinstein, Lakeland, FL
May 12, 2007
OH, WOW!!! Thanks so very much, Joe - and Raoul! What a wonderful way to recall such a great memory!
This obviously needed to be placed on the 1957 Track and Field page, so I checked to see if I had ever actually finished it. The form was there, but no substance. That was probably just as well, as I think if I had actually found it finished, the shock would have been too much for my heart.....
So I fired up my trusty scanner, and prepared to add the yearbook images. And that's when I found the weirdest thing - even for me. Four images had been scanned and even uploaded, but never placed on the page. They were just sitting there, stagnating. And "that don't make no sense" (English major, you know). So I checked the date when I scanned them, and it all began to fall into place for me.
I had run those four scans on 04/14/05. That's when my beloved brother-in-law, Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) was gravely ill. He passed away on 05/07/05:
His funeral was on 05/11/05, my computer completely broke on 05/12/05, and my systems were not returned until 08/15/05. And then my new computer wouldn't interface with my old scanner, so it was a while longer before I was completely restored. I knew I had been in the middle of a few things when everything fell apart; I just couldn't remember what they were.
I'm not sure why I had elected to start scanning in the middle with 1957 - probably because Raoul's so cute!
So anyway, that 1957 Track and Field page finally looks good, along with the 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1966 pages. The 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, and 1965 pages are all in skeletal form (that is, sans images), and the 1954 and 1967 pages exist only in our collective imaginations. And yes, I did check. There were no more scanned and ready images sitting dormant in my files.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/TRACK-57.html - complete at last!
From My Friend, Anica Thomas Penrod (Pine Forest HS, Fayetteville, NC) of NC - 05/18/07 - "Clyde the Painter":
There was a painter named Clyde who was very
interested in making a penny where he could, so he often thinned down his paint
to make it go a wee bit further.
As it happened, he got away with this for some time, but eventually the Baptist Church decided to do a big restoration job on one of their biggest buildings.
Clyde put in a bid, and, because his price was so low, he got the job. So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks, and buying the paint and, yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with turpentine.
Well, Clyde was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly completed, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder, the sky opened, and the rain poured down washing the thinned paint from all over the church and knocking Clyde clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless paint.
Clyde was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he got down on his knees and cried: "Oh, God, forgive me; what should I do?"
And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke...
"Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!"
GROANARONI and WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Anica! I love this one!
Ronnie (Miller - '59 - of NC), do I sense a challenge here?!?
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... (#12 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
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Call my baby lollipop
Tell you why
His kiss is sweeter than an apple pie
And when he does his shaky rockin' dance
Man, I haven't got a chance
I call him
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Sweeter than candy on a stick
Huckleberry, chimry or lime
If you had a choice
He'd be your pick
But lollipop is mine
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Crazy way he thrills me
Tell you why
Just like a lightning from the sky
He loves to kiss me till I can't see straight
GEE, MY LOLLIPOP IS GREAT
I call him
Oh lolli lolli lolli
"Lollipop" midi courtesy of http://www.walkthroughlife.com/midis/oldies/index.htm - 05/18/07
"Lollipop" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/standbyme/lollipop.htm - 05/18/07
Lollipops Image courtesy of http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=60019964 - 05/18/07
Clip art of Three Lollipops used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://desktoppub.about.com/od/freeclipart/l/blcandy.htm - 05/18/07
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
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06
Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Pine Forest High School Trojans Logo courtesy of http://www.pfhs.ccs.k12.nc.us/alumni.htm - 05/19/07
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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