05/31/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Sea of Love

"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes.
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
a choking gall and a preserving sweet."

- William Shakespeare


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Once again, this is another of our "rerun" Newsletter themes - first seen over two years ago:


  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/29/07 - "How I Spent My Tuesday Morning":


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

   Obviously, this page is in the process of being seriously and completely 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 (as some of y'all have) and let me know your wishes. I'll then replace each "Anonymous" listing with your name or other wording. Thanks so much!


   Happy Birthday today to   JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC! 

  Also a big Happy Birthday to Bobby Yevak's ('65 - of VA) wife Dawn (whom if I recall correctly is a Crabber!) on Friday,     Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA on Saturday, and to     Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR on Sunday!


    Many Happy Returns to One and All!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/31/07 - "HI-lariously Funny - NOT!":

   All week long I've had emails suddenly appearing which were sent several hours - or even days - before. I've found notes from     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, \  Joe Madagan ('57) of FL,    Dave Arnold ('65) of VA,   Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA),   Robert Price ('61) of VA, and   Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA. 

   I'll try to fill these in as well as I can......

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

Great service (on posting the names of those attending) - still sorry you can't make it.

Dave Arnold

   Thanks, Dave! I'm very sorry I won't be able to make it after all, too.  I had so been looking forward to it.  

   In a few days, as more names arrive, I'll make a separate page for the names of those attending.  Meanwhile, they're being added here:


  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA -  05/29/07:

Hi Carol, again we do appreciate so much all you are doing with the NNHS website. You are a wonder woman! A check is in the mail...hope it helps a little this month.

   Thanks, Cheryl! Actually, I feel more like blunder woman than wonder woman....

Attached is a picture of our family, minus one daughter. She had to go to her husband's 20-year High School reunion in OK. Imagine that!

We were at a family reunion in Amherst, VA - a yearly event at my mother's home place.

Peace & Blessing,
One of the Howling Howard's
The Howard Family
Amherst, VA

   WOWZERS!!! Thanks again, Cheryl!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/29/07 - "Your Own Tongue Can Be Your Worst Enemy, Great Message!!!":


Your words, your dreams, and your thoughts have power to create conditions in your life.
What you speak about, you can bring about.

If you keep saying you can't stand your job, you might lose your job.
If you keep saying you can't stand your body, your body can become sick.
If you keep saying you can't stand your car, your car could be stolen or just stop operating.
If you keep saying you're broke, guess what? You'll always be broke.
If you keep saying you can't trust a man or trust a woman, you will always find someone in your life to hurt and betray you.
If you keep saying you can't find a job, you will remain unemployed.
If you keep saying you can't find someone to love you or believe in you, your very thought will attract more experiences to confirm your beliefs.
If you keep talking about a divorce or break up in a relationship, then you might end up with it.
Turn your thoughts and conversations around to be more positive and power packed with faith, hope, love and action.
Don't be afraid to believe that you can have what you want and deserve.

Watch your Thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your Habits, they become character.
Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny.

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settle for.

Thought I would share this with you.
In the search for me, I discovered truth.
In the search for truth, I discovered love.
In the search for love, I discovered GOD.
And in God, I have found everything.

Be Blessed

Watch how your circumstances and situations begin to change when you change the way you speak.

   This is so very true, Shari! Thanks so much for the reminder!

 From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/30/07 - "Re: 05/29/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Maybe Baby":

Hi, Carol:

Hand Salute to
    Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) for his participation in Rolling Thunder to create a greater awareness among our citizens of the plight of our Prisoners of War, and those Missing in Action.

Carol, it would be a real service to your subscribers if you would let them know how important it is if they have a relative who is "Missing In Action" to provide DNA to assist in identification of the remains that are, and have been discovered by our military.

If they have a friend who is a relative of a MIA Soldier/Sailor/Marine/Airman/Coast Guardsman please encourage them to provide DNA to see if there is a match for the remains being held, and still unidentified. It is painless, only a swab of saliva is required.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   This is an excellent reminder, Major Madagan, and I am honored to do just that. 

  Thank you, Joe!


From NewsMax Media - 05/30/07 - "Book Alleges POWs Left Behind in 'Nam":

Breaking from NewsMax.com

New Book Alleges POWs Left Behind in Vietnam

Unless you are prepared to learn how your government callously abandoned hundreds of your fellow Americans to decades of continued imprisonment at the hands of their brutal captors and jailers in Vietnam and Laos, you may prefer to ignore America's shame and avoid reading this shocking book. Read it you must. Find out the full details from former Congressman Bill Hendon and Elizabeth Stewart in "An Enormous Crime — The Definitive Account of American POWS Abandoned in Southeast Asia."

Read the Full Story Go Here Now

  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/30/07 - "The City of New Orleans":

By the way, that song about New Orleans (25 sax of mail, etc.) was written by Steve Goodman. I mention that not to correct you, because you didn't actually say that Arlo (Guthrie) wrote it, and Arlo's version is the one most popular, but because I saw Steve Goodman in concert with Joan Baez in the '70's, and he quickly became one of my favorite singer/songwriters ever. Goodman even made a good natured jab at Arlo (who, according to Goodman, was a friend of his) for making his song famous.

   Thank you, David! In   Dave Spriggs' ('64 - of VA) first response about this song, he did mention Steve as well as Arlo:


   I just failed to repeat his name in the next issue:


If you've never heard Steve Goodman, you should google him & try out some of his stuff. My fave Steve Goodman song is The Vegetable Song (The Barnyard Dance) , very cute, whimsical even. Man, I love to use that word "whimsical", don't you? I mean, "whimsical", kinda rolls off the tongue, do it not? Don't often get a chance to use that one, but when I do, I use it with gusto. Gee, now there's another one, "gusto", I really like that one too. I'd better go.

   Google, you say?  Okay, Sweetie, here ya go:



http://www.myspace.com/stevegoodman - You can hear Steve sing "The City of New Orleans" here.  It's starting to ring a bell in my poor little pea brain.....

   WOWZERS!!!  Nice guitar work! Thanks, Gorgeous!

love ya, d

Oh yeah, little Charlotte Rose Bringhurst (daughter of our daughter, Cameron) came through the veil yesterday at about 1830 or so. She's perfect, of course.

Just remember: If at first you don't succeed.....

  Well, congratulations, Granddaddy!  Give our love to your family and kiss that sweet little baby girl for us! And PICTURES, David, where are the pictures?!?

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 05/30/07 - "Giving Up Wine":

Thought you'd enjoy a chuckle - see below

Giving Up Wine

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner.
I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some wine with it instead of dinner?"

"No, I had to stop drinking years ago", the homeless woman told me.

"Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?" I asked.

"No, I don't waste time shopping," the homeless woman said. "I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive."

"Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?" I asked.

"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless woman. "I haven't had my hair done in 20 years!"

"Will you spend this on a Nail Place to have a manicure or pedicure instead of food?" I asked.

"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless woman. "I haven't had my nails done in 25 years!"

"Well," I said, "I'm not going to give you the money. Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight."

The homeless woman was shocked. "Won't your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting."

I said, "That's okay. It's important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine."

   GIGGLES - you're right, Karrin! Thanks!


  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA  - 05/30/07 - "Taps - Our daughter plays at JFK gravesite":


When our daughter, Kristi, was asked to sign up for this, she had no idea how big it was going to turn out to be.  Out of all the buglers who came for this very special occasion, she was chosen to play at the John F. Kennedy grave site in front of over 1,000 people who surrounded his grave site!!  

When    Julius (Benton - '58 - of VA) was told, his eyes got really wide.  He DOES understand what is going on around him even though he cannot speak anymore.

Renee Helterbran Benton, '59


   It's difficult to say which part of your news is more exciting, Renee - Kristi's playing or Julius' understanding!

   Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Lady!

  From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 05/30/07 - "Origin of Taps ":


Just a little information on Taps

Richard (Dicky)


Though I really like the story of Taps that Herb Hice sent in. The Department of Veterans Affairs indicates a different story as to the origin of Taps.


   AHA!!!  So, I did remember something semi-correctly! Thanks, Dicky!

A little side information: There is an organization called Buglers across America. It was originally formed to play Taps at military Funerals, so that all veterans will have a real bugler play instead of a computerized chip implanted in the end of a horn, held by someone in uniform. For the past three years this group has sponsored an event honoring Memorial Day, called Echo Taps. A Bugler was placed at all National Cemeteries and Taps was played at 11AM. This year I was given the honor to play Taps at Seven Pines National Cemetery in Sandston Virginia.

Herb also mentioned that Taps was first played at Harrison’s landing (Berkeley Plantation). Berkeley was the home of Benjamin Harrison V, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Each year, on July 4th, the Daughters of American Revolution have a Wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Benjamin Harrison. This year I have been given the honor of playing Taps for this ceremony.

Best to you

Richard Dawes

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!  I had no idea!  This is all doubly exciting for all of us!  Thanks so much - and congratulations, Dicky!

  From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 05/31/07- "Re: Taps ":


I found this about the Taps story



   OHHHH - thanks so much for this follow-up, Dicky!  I do like the way it mentions all the "classic favorites", and reminds us all that just because it's a great story does not mean it's the truth.


1. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL 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 dlarnold@cox.net or call him at 757-618-6646.



   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/27/07 - "to make you smile... (#19 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!


   There's much more to come in tomorrow's Newsletter, so keep your eyes peeled for it!

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

                          Love to all, Carol


NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat


Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Sea of Love

(Philipe Baptiste/George Khoury)

Come with me my love to the sea
The sea of love
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm drowning in a sea of love

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm drowning in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I just knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I just knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I just knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down here in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Come with me my love to the sea
The sea of love
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down here in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

"Sea of Love" midi courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~rosemck1
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05

Thanks, Dave! 

"Sea of Love" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of http://www.ripcat.free-online.co.uk/waitshtml/seaoflovelyrics.htm
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05 
Thanks again, Dave!

Aquarium Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars17.html - 03/01/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

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