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05/28/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Memorial Day

“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory,
nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their
remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.”

- Daniel Webster
 (18 Jan 1782 - 24 Oct 1852)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This theme repeats (or tries to repeat, when the systems are working...) every year:

    Do you really need to do your homework today?  If so, we still have many sites to see, and read, and remember:

   Then please take a few moments to give thanks for their sacrifices, great and small.

    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!!!


"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
Bobby and Anne Sawyer Turpin
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
A 1965 Classmate
Joan Ownby Mathieson

   Sustaining Underwriters and Emergency Responders - THIS IS THE COMPLETE LIST!

   Obviously, 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 either of these funds, 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!


   Tomorrow we have a Two-fer:

     Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL, and    Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA are both celebrating tomorrow!

   And on Thursday,   JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC will also be celebrating!

    A Very Happy Birthday, Ladies!

From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/07 - "Memorial Day":

   All Have a Safe Weekend....We will Always Remember  ALL that have Given.. Typhoons Forever  al


   Thank you so much, Al!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/26/07 - "Memorial Day Cards":

Memorial Day Cards
In 1915, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," Moina Michael replied with her own poem:

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

   These are truly beautiful!  Thanks, Lady!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 05/27/07 - "Dear Carol, MOTHER OF THE YEAR - 'You'll Love it !'":

Dear Carol, 

This has been around before BUT, It's so adorable, I am sending it around again for your enjoyment. I hope this short note finds you in good spirits. 

Your Friend, Herbie

this is adorable.

In a zoo in California, a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth.

The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve.

After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only orphans" that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops?

Take a won't believe your eyes!!

Friday, January 23, 2004

Now, please tell me one more time..........
why can't the rest of the world get along?

   I don't know, Herbie Darlin', but you're right.  These images are adorable - as is the story!  Thanks so much - for everything!

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/27/07 - "RE: Name that tune.":

OK, in my zealousness I overlooked the point about not using the Internet. 

However, when I first read
  Joe's (Madagan - '57 - of FL) question, in my mind I kept hearing Arlo singing 27. I was only two off.

   Well, Captain, I think the point is that you recalled the song at all without first checking online.  YOU WIN!!!  I am mightily impressed - as usual!

Twenty-five sacks of mail ... plus three conductors.

As sung by Arlo Guthrie:

The City of New Orleans
by Steve Goodman

Riding on the City of New Orleans,
Illinois Central Monday morning rail
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders,
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail.
All along the southbound odyssey
The train pulls out at Kankakee
Rolls along past houses, farms and fields.
Passin' trains that have no names,
Freight yards full of old black men
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles.

Good morning America how are you?
Don't you know me I'm your native son,
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans,
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.

Dealin' card games with the old men in the club car.
Penny a point ain't no one keepin' score.
Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
Feel the wheels rumblin' 'neath the floor.
And the sons of pullman porters
And the sons of engineers
Ride their father's magic carpets made of steel.
Mothers with their babes asleep,
Are rockin' to the gentle beat
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel.


Nighttime on The City of New Orleans,
Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee.
Half way home, we'll be there by morning
Through the Mississippi darkness
Rolling down to the sea.
And all the towns and people seem
To fade into a bad dream
And the steel rails still ain't heard the news.
The conductor sings his song again,
The passengers will please refrain
This train's got the disappearing railroad blues.

Good night, America, how are you?
Don't you know me I'm your native son,
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans,
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.

   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/28/07 - "Picnic":

Attending the picnic:
Henry Hoyle
Yvonne Hoyle
Edna Harrison
Jack Harrison
Pam Arnold
Dave Arnold

  Thanks, Dave! I added these names to the Picnic Page:


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... (#17 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!


    And to all of y’all who have served in our country’s armed forces, I extend my heartfelt thanks.  I personally tend to doubly observe both Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day as for both the living and the dead of all our wars and conflicts.  So to all of you, have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day – you deserve it!

   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


Composed By Major General Daniel Butterfield

Day is done...Gone the sun
From the lake...
From the hills...
From the sky.
All is well...Safely rest
God is nigh.

Fading light....Dims the sight
And a star....Gems the sky....Gleaming bright
From afar....Drawing nigh
Falls the night.


"Taps" midi, sequenced by Mark Weston, courtesy of - 06/10/04

"Taps" lyrics courtesy of - 05/24/06

History of "Taps" available here: - 05/24/06

Vintage Memorial Day Image courtesy of - 05/16/07

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of - 05/26/06

Elaine's Memorial Day Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/24/06

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

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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