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05/24/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Red Rubber Ball

The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed.
But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.

- Allen Klein
(b. 18 Dec 1931)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is another Golden Oldie I heard on the television the other day and simply couldn't resist.

BONUS #1 - - Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle, 1966

BONUS #2 - - Red Rubber Ball - Simon & Garfunkel, 1967


   Happy Birthday today to Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Edna Martin Clemence ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57);

29 -   Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND   Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;

30 -   Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL;

31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND   JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/23/09 - "National Maritime Day":

Hi, Carol:

Thank you for selecting the theme "National Maritime Day" for your recent Newsletter to the "Typhoon Nation."

No other group of veterans of the Second World War were so ignored and so easily forgotten. It took our Congress many years to recognize these brave seamen who transported our troops, equipment, and materiel across the oceans. They did as much to win the war as anyone, under very dangerous conditions.

Thank you for making a page on your website to honor those men of the "Typhoon Nation" who served in the United States Merchant Marine.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   It was my privilege, Major Madagan!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 05/23/09 - "Not the spiders!!!":

I will take the trains any day!!!

   AWWW, Jean!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 05/23/09 - "431!":

Dear Carol,

I cannot imagine having that many people passing in front of my house, having the patience to group them or even notice their age and dress.
This is so because I keep my blinds drawn and can't count that high.
You are the best!

       Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) to hang tight, my prayers are daily.
Linda May ' 66

   Thanks so much, Linda May! I'm pretty certain that most people who know me would dismiss me as fatuous, frivolous, and facetious, so you're always good for my ego!

From Suzanne Lyon Saunders (Warwick HS - '66) of VA - 05/23/09 - " Billy Feather ('64)":

Hi Carol,

Can you stand one more comment?  I knew Billy Feather in high school and drove his yellow TR-3 for several months when he lost his driver's license, I think because of a speeding ticket.  I learned how to speed shift and had a lot of fun while he was unable to drive.  He was my boyfriend around 1965-66. I was at Warwick High School and he was attending Christopher Newport.

  Kit Thomas ('64) was a good friend of his and may have kept in touch with him. 

Suzanne Lyon Saunders, Warwick High, 66

   AHA! A definitive answer! Certainly, Suzanne - thank you so very much for the positive ID!

     From Me ('65) of IL - 05/24/09 - "CONGRATULATIONS!!!!"

   Congratulations to       My #3 Son,  Randolph's (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '92 - of IL) classmate,     Matt Hughes (Hillsboro HS, IL - '92) of IL, for his win in Las Vegas last night over Matt Serra in UFC 98's World Welterweight Championship!

Matt Serra and Matt Hughes

      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 05/18/09:

A guy spots a sign outside a house that reads "Talking Dog for Sale."

Intrigued, he walks in.

"So what have you done with your life?" he asks the dog.

"Ive led a very full life," says the dog. "I lived in the Alps rescuing avalanche victims. Then I served my country in Iraq. And now I spend my days reading to the residents of a retirement home."

The guy is flabbergasted. He asks the dogs owner, "Why on earth would you want to get rid of an incredible dog like that?"

The owner says, "Because hes a liar! He never did any of that!"

   Thanks, Eleanor!


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/18/09 - "Aged Cartoons - loved the last one!" (#6 in a Series of 10):

  Thank you, Gorgeous!


1. Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2009 - The Class of 1961 will hold a Mini-Reunion: Social get together Saturday night, June 13, 6:00 PM until ? at the David home on Parkway Drive; Breakfast Sunday, June 14, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM at the Saunders home in Isle of Wight. For details, contact Buddy David: Phone (757) 595-4500 or Fax (757) 595-6723 - CLASS OF 1961

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact

4. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

5. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at - CLASS OF 1970

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/20/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  
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Red Rubber Ball

co-written by Paul Simon (of Simon and Garfunkel)
(b. 13 Oct 1941)


Bruce Woodley (of The Seekers), 1966
(b. 25 July 1942)

I should have known you'd bid me farewell.
 There's a lesson to be learned from this
 and I've learned it very well.
 Now I know you're not
 the only starfish in the sea.
 If I never hear your name again
 it's all the same to me.
 And I think it's gonna be all right.
 Yeah, the worst is over now,
 The morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.
 You never cared for secrets I'd confide.
 For you I'm just an ornament,
 Something for your pride.
 Always running, never caring,
 That's the life you live.
 Stolen minutes of your time
 were all you had to give.
 And I think it's gonna be all right.
 Yeah, the worst is over now,
 The morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.
 The story's in the past with nothing to recall.
 I've got my life to live and I
 don't need you at all
 The roller coaster ride we took is
 nearly at an end.
 I bought my ticket with my tears,
 that's all I'm gonna spend.
 And I think it's gonna be all right.
 Yeah, the worst is over now,
 The morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.


"Red Rubber Ball" midi (sequenced by George Cadero) courtesy of - 05/23/08

"Red Rubber Ball" lyrics courtesy of - 05/23/09

"Red Rubber Ball" Image courtesy of - 05/23/09

Animated Red Rubber Ball in Pipe Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/23/09

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 the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Black Spider clip art courtesy of - 05/20/06

Amtrak Train Divider line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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

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

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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