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05/26/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
John Wayne's 100th Birthday

"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us
at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself
in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday."

- John Wayne
 (26 May 1907 - 11 June 1979)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  You probably thought I'd forgotten, didn't you?!? Well, I quite nearly did! 

    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 05/24/07 - "ALERT-ALERT-ALERT":

Please Read - Important Message!!

If you read the ALERT newsletter,

you know by now that Wayne, Joe, and I have been engaged in trying to secure contributions from you, the newsletter beneficiaries, for Carol and Paul in order to see them thru the next twelve months. And to those of you who so generously responded, we would like to thank you on behalf of Carol. However, based on a lack of response from so many others, our collective sense now is that lot's of you are hesitant to contribute because you have generously done so in the past only to be confronted with a new emergency a short time later. We recognize that there are limited resources available for this purpose but we do want you to understand one very critical point.

This appeal is the last time any of you will be asked for money on Carol and Paul's behalf. It is our firm belief that in one year's time, Carol and Paul will have in place a permanent solution to their financial issues. For Paul, hopefully that will be a new, well paying job. If that's not to be, then other means will be available where he can collect full social security benefits as he will have reached 65 years of age. That income could also be supplemented with part time work. Whatever the form it takes, the critical point here is they know that in twelve months they must become self sufficient again and they have the tools to do so.

But, this plan is still predicated upon the assumption that enough newsletter patrons contribute to this cause in order that enough funds are secured to see them thru these next twelve months. So, if you haven't yet committed to our plea, please search your conscience one more time and ask yourself if you are proud of your decision, whatever it may be. And rest assured we know first hand that while some of you would love to help, your own circumstances preclude your doing so currently. But if your hesitancy is due to a feeling of "how many more times" will this happen, then make your decision based on the knowledge that after this rally is completed, you will never hear from us again asking for financial support. THIS IS IT. Again, as indicated in the ALERT newsletter, our goal is to reach 100 contributors with each contributor providing a one-time contribution of $180 or a pledge to contribute $15/month for 12 months ($180) total.

No one ever said life was fair, although we all hope our friends will be.

Thank you all for your generosity, your caring, and your faithful readership.

  Joe Wingo ('65 - of NC) -

  Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA) -

  Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) - or

   Ummmm, thank you all - so very, very much!!!

Fund Contributors

"Concerned Typhoons"
Don Chaney
Bill Hobbs
Chandler Nelms
Charles Schneider
Edna Harrison
Gary Fitzgerald
Herb Hice
Jean Burton
Jim Hines
Joan Krause
Joe Wingo
John Murden
Judy and Alan Nesbitt
Wayne Stokes
"A Concerned Typhoon"
Jim Harris
Linda Waterfield Kenney
Al Simms
Jo Ann Stewart
Fred Mays
David Whitley
"A Concerned Typhoon"
"A Grateful Typhoon"
"A Big Fan of Carol's"
Ron Miller
Barbara Houston
Ed Nichols

   Sustaining Underwriters and Emergency Responders - As you can see, this page is in the process of being seriously revamped.  As I am not sure which of y'all wished to remain anonymous, if you have contributed to this fund, please drop me a line and let me know your wishes.  Thanks so much!

   Gentlemen, I am still completely overwhelmed.  Thank you so very much!


    Sharing John Wayne's birthday today is   Stacy Dorn ('64) of VA!

  Later this week we have:

29 -
  Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL - 1946
29 -
  Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 1948
31 -   JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC - 1943

   Many Happy Returns, Ladies!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/24/07 - "3% peroxide":

This is so ironic, because I've been recently finding some great medical cures with peroxide....great stuff!

Do you know what "Oxy Clean"Is?
3% peroxide

This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana:

I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little old bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of dollars.

1. Take one capful (the little white cap  that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then  spit it out. (I do it when I bathe)

No more canker sores and your  teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.  (Small print says mouth wash and gargle right on the bottle)

2. Let  your toothbrushes soak in a cup of "Peroxide" to keep them free of germs.  

3. Clean your counters, table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide  and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to  kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.

9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several  times a day.
 The pain will lessen greatly.

10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through.
 You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faded, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it's not a drastic change.

11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them.
 If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on the soiled spot.  Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water.  Repeat if necessary.

13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing which is why I love it so much for this.

I could go on and on.
  It is a little brown bottle no home should be without!  With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner.

   WOWZERS!!!  I knew about some of these, but by no means all!  Thanks, Shari!

  From Stacy Dorn ('64) of VA - 05/24/07 - "RE:   Carolyn Deuell O'Rourke":

Found her!! I remembered her brothers' names, and finally after many calls found her still in VA Beach but probably moving to NC in a bit.... thanks for giving me incentive to look and look some more!!


   SUPER-DE-DUPER!!!  Thanks for letting us know, Stacy!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/25/07 - "Video":

Cool video with animated dice.

   Thanks again, Shari!

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to      Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/25/07 - "Fort Monroe, VA":

Hi, Dave:

You did a terrific job of capturing the "Then" and "Now" scenes at Fort Monroe, and your keen eye made the tour very interesting over Our Old Stomping Grounds.

For those interested in military history, you can hardly find a more significant site to visit than Fort Monroe.

BRAC will bring an end to this Fort, and I am sure the developers have their eye on this property with such a great view of Hampton Roads.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   This is unbearably sad, Major.

     From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to   Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/25/07 - "Fort Monroe, VA":


Thanks for the kudos.

I cannot wait to see what is done about 200 years of unexploded ordnance.  It will cost millions to locate and dispose of it, and even then, you can never be sure that you got it all.  In 20 years we may read about some child who was killed while innocently digging in his back yard or a homeowner losing a leg while sinking a post hole for a fence.


   And this is unbearably scary, Captain.

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/25/07 - "A MUST PASS ON FOR SOMEONE WHO NEEDS IT!":

Wow, not great news for me. Pass this on to a caregiver, as there may be an offset.

   YOWZERS!!! Thanks, Shari!

From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 05/25/07 - "Biology Final Exams - From Children...":

Final Exams -- From Children...

Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.

Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.

Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes
A: Premature death.

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? e.g. abdomen.)
A: The body is consisted into three parts - the brainium, the Borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A, E, I, O, and U.

Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.

Q: What does "varicose" mean? (I do love this one.)
A: Nearby.

Q: Give the meaning of the term "Caesarean Section"
A: The Caesarean Section is a district in

Q: What does the word "benign" mean?'
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Judy!

  From Stacy Dorn ('64) of VA - 05/25/07:

Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.

BUT - Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you, or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, mothers, grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins and extended family all bless our life.

When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had  no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead, nor did we know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other still.

Pass this on to all the women who help make your life meaningful. I just did.

There are more than 20 angels in this world; 10 are peacefully sleeping on clouds, nine are playing, and one is reading her email at this moment!

Send this message to 10 of your friends, including me. If you get 5 replies, someone you love will surprise you.

   Thanks so much, Stacy!  Your timing was perfect, and I really appreciate it!

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 05/26/07:

Good Morning Carol,
Glad to see that you are still afloat and on this side, and that your problems are going away. 

When you mentioned the heat and humidity there I just had to drop you a line.  I think Donna is trying to send me to the other side.  Last year she got me on a mountain bike for a twenty mile trail ride, something I have not done since I was around 14.  We are repeating that this October.  Saturday, some of our friends are hiking the Appalachian Trail 20-30 miles at a time on weekends.  Donna thought we should join them, so Saturday morning we left Big Meadows Lodge and hiked south to Lewis Mountain.  The last time I had a backpack on was in 1973.  When we left, it was 46 degrees and absolutely no humidity, and clear as the proverbial bell.  Lots of wildlife, both animal and human on the trail.  By the time we finished, it was up to 60 degrees and I discovered that I do not like the downward sloping trails, they killed my knees.  We took along our 11 year-old Siberian Husky, she goes everywhere with us, and about 3/4 mile from our destination, she stopped, turned left and dropped her head, I figured she found a snake, but about 150 feet away, stood a black bear that weighed about 400 lbs. or so, standing on a log, looking at us.  We looked at each other for several minutes then continued on, with the bear still on his log.  My camera, phone, and GPS were still in my vehicle where I had left them.  Would have been a great picture. 

Well, I have to go get ready to meet the public, and if the rest of this holiday weekend is anything like yesterday, we're in for lots of trouble.  Take care and have a safe Memorial Day Weekend, and don't stop and feed the bears!

Jay Styles, '68

   YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI, Sweetie!  You certainly know how to have "fun", doncha?!?

   Thanks for sharing that with us, Jay!   I think I'll just stay inside with my trusty computer.....

   From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 05/26/07 - "A Favor":

Will you look in your 60-61 Anchor for the record of the 8th & 9th grade basketball team that year? That is, of course, if it's even noted. If indeed it is, will you please let me know?
I know the records of the JV team I was on and the varsity teams of which I was a member, but try as I may, I can not remember that year's record! It's not an earth moving need, just something I need to complete a knowledge base. THANKS!

   Certainly, Wayne Honey!  I just happen to have that Anchor right here beside me!  Let's see.  It says here, uh, wait  minute, there are five pages about the basketball teams, and there's not even a photo of the 8th & 9th grade team - much less their record!  ARGHHH!!!

   I'm so sorry!  I thought that was going to be a piece of cake!  Does anyone remember this piece of NNHS history?

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"


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:

   As these six messages were consuming so much space on each Newsletter, I've decided just to publish the NEXT upcoming reunion on each Newsletter:

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 NN from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. 

This will be an open event!  All NNHS classes - and others who read the website - are welcome!

Cost of the picnic will be $10.00 per person, and includes all food and beverages. Newport News Park allows only
non-alcoholic beverages to be served.
  Checks should be made out to NNHS Class of 1965 and mailed to Dave Arnold,
153 Exmoor Court, Williamsburg, VA 23185 as soon as possible in order that we may get a count for food preparation.
You may also pay at the event, but we need your name in advance for adequate planning.

  We look forward to seeing you in June!

 CONTACT: Dave Arnold at or call him at 757-618-6646.


   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/27/07 - "to make you smile... (#15 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!


   Have a safe holiday weekend - and 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

Ballad of the Green Berets

Written and Performed by Sgt. Barry Sadler

Fighting soldiers from the sky
Fearless men who jump and die
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Trained to live, off nature's land
Trained in combat, hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage deep, from the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her this last request

Put silver wings on my son's chest
Make him one of America's best
He'll be a man they'll test one day
Have him win the Green Beret

"Ballad of the Green Berets" midi courtesy of - 05/26/07

"Ballad of the Green Berets" lyrics courtesy of - 05/26/07

First John Wayne Image courtesy of - 05/26/07

Second John Wayne Image courtesy of - 05/26/07

Gold Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/26/07

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Animated Tiny 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
Thanks, Al!

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

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

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