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06/12/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Wind of Change

We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together,
that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.
There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would
advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev,
if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe,
if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mister Gorbachev, open this gate.
Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

1982 - Berlin Memorial
to the Victims of the Wall
1982 - Berlin Memorial
to the Victims of the Wall

President Ronald Reagan, June 12, 1987 (in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin)

 (06 Feb 1911 – 05 June 2004)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's a well known fact that I inexplicably became a rabid Frank Sinatra fan about ten years ago.  What is less well known is that I've always been a huge Scorpions fan.

   As today marks the 22nd anniversary of Ronald Reagan's famous cry, "Mister Gorbachev, tear down this wall!", I thought it would be a good time to recall this day in world history.  And one of the most entertaining ways to do this is by watching this fabulous Scorpions video:

BONUS - - Scorpions - Wind Of Change: PCM Version


The Berlin Wall: 13 Aug 1961 to 09 Nov 1989:


   Happy Birthday today to Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57) AND       My #3 Son,  Randolph Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '92) of IL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND  Rosalee Wills Jecmenek ('65) of TX AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (wife of   George Konstant - '65 - of VA) AND    Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA AND    My Youngest Grandson, Buckley Harty of MA;

16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND Kay Walker Gray ('57) AND        Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX;

17 - Dino Vretos ('57) AND   Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA;

18 - Mimi Weger Green ('40) of VA AND    Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND    Mike Leonard ('68) of VA AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!  


   Hit #85,500 was made sometime on Thursday, June 11, 2009 when I was preoccupied elsewhere.

     From Me ('65) of IL - 06/12/09 - "Non-Traditional Birthday Cake":

   For Randolph's 35th Birthday today, I've made his favorite cake.  It does not lend itself well to candles.


Chocolate Éclair Cake

1 box graham crackers
2 (3-oz.) pkgs. instant French Vanilla pudding
9-oz. Cool Whip
3 cups milk
Butter a 9"x13" pan. Line bottom of pan with graham crackers. Mix milk and pudding together, then fold in whipped topping. Spread half of filling on crackers, add another layer of crackers, then the rest of the filling mixture. Top with a layer of crackers.

Topping (OUTSTANDING!!!)

   Bring to boil, cook one minute, and remove from heat:
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
   Add to mixture:
1/4 (1/2 stick) butter (NO margarine!) 1 tsp. vanilla

   Pour over cake.  Chill.

  From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 06/10/09 - "Shipyard Apartments":

I'm sure many people have many memories of those apartments. My parents, my older brother and I lived there around 1939/1940. I was too young to remember the place, but have photos of tiny tots in front of the 48th Street building that my mother took. I think some of them have names on the back. 

Will dig them out, soon, and share, if you like.

Meanwhile, attached is one that I have handy, which my brother took out the window in the winter of 1939/1940, looking toward the shipyard, where he had begun his apprenticeship (he had finished high school - but not on the Peninsula - in 1939). That's his first car in the foreground
Winter 1939-40

   Thanks, Bill! We'd love to see some others, too! I posted this one here: 

   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 06/10/09 - "Birthday and dedication":

  We celebrated our grandson    Carson Monroe Hope's 1st birthday at our family reunion in Lowesville, VA. He turned 1 May 22. He was also dedicated on May 24 at Piney River Baptist Church, where my granddad was ordained deacon in 1911! As you can see from the pic, he prayed along with the family....melts my heart! He pulled his socks off during the dedication and laughed along with everyone else.

He will have a sibling in October! YEA, another grandchild!

Peace & Blessing,

Carson Monroe Hope Sunday, May 24, 2009
Hey, Babe, Wanna Ride? Carson's Dedication

    HOW ADORABLE! Thanks, Cheryl - and congratulations on the upcoming addition!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/10/09 - "Aww, sweet":

----------- Couple, 93 and 89, wed in Florida -------------

PALM BEACH, Fla. - A 93-year-old Florida man married his 89-year-old sweetheart after a brief courtship that followed about 20 years of friendship, the man says. Ebenezer Rose, 93, whose previous wife of 58 years, Bernice, died about four years ago, said he met his new bride, Monica Hayden, 89, about 20 years ago in church, the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported Monday.

"She had eyes on me all these years," he said of his bride, whose previous husbands are both deceased. "By God's grace, we're here."

Rose said he proposed to Hayden about six months ago and the couple tied the knot Sunday at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Palm Beach.

"I told her, `Each of us is living a lonely life. Why not get married?'" he recalled. The newly minted Mrs. Rose, wearing white gloves, a beaded shawl and a glittering tiara, said the ceremony was "beautiful." "It was more than I expected," she said.

   AWWW! Thanks, Shari!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/10/09 - "MB Washington":

Hi, Carol:

We had a delightful week when   Eva (Ellis Madagan - '61 - of FL) and I attended the Picnic at the Newport News Park for NNHS Class of 1957.

   Wilma (Salmon) Robinson (Warwick HS - '51 - of VA) is as beautiful as ever, and we really had fun catching up with the TYPHOON.

The evening before, we attended The Evening Parade at Marine Barracks, Washington, DC with my fellow recruits of Platoon 276, Parris Island, 1957 and two of our Drill Instructors. One of our Drill Instructors was assigned to this post before he became a Drill Instructor, so it was a special evening for him. He carried the USMC Banner for these parades and ceremonies. He is a retired USMC Major living in California now. A Great Event!!!



Then off to Pennsylvania to lavish love on our six grandchildren, children of Joe III and Carol Montgomery Madagan.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   GREAT NEWS INDEED! Thanks for sharing it, Adonis!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA -  06/10/09:

There have been many,
many times when I may have
disturbed you,
troubled you,
pestered you, 
irritated you,
bugged you or got on your nerves with all the e-mails I send,

So today I just wanna tell you that...


   But of course! Thanks again, Shari!


      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 06/10/09 - "WHY WOMEN SHOULDN'T TAKE MEN SHOPPING":


Some reasons why you should always shop with the girls !  This is a true Classic !

Dimples aka Sepi


After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse.                   

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter  from the local Target..                                            

Dear Mrs. Samsel,                                                                                   

Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our  store.. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Samsel, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.                 

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.                          

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.                 

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.                          

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, "Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away."                         

This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor, that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.                      

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.                                  

6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.                               

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.                 

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, "Why can't you people just leave me alone?"                      
EMTs were called.                                                                                  

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.                          

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.                         

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme.                        

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels.                        

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled "PICK ME! PICK ME!"                        

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed, "OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!"                    

And last, but not least:                                                                           
15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, "Hey! There's no toilet paper in
One of the clerks passed out.

   Thanks, Dimples! Mr. Samsel sounds like a real fun kind of guy!


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 06/05/09

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
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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Wind of Change

Words and Music by Klaus Meine, 1990
(b. 25 May 1948)


I follow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change
An August summer night
Soldiers passing by
Listening to the wind of change

The world closing in
Did you ever think
That we could be so close, like brothers
The future's in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change

Walking down the street
Distant memories
Are buried in the past forever

I follow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
With you and me

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change

The wind of change blows straight
Into the face of time
Like a stormwind that will ring
The freedom bell for peace of mind
Let your balalaika sing
What my guitar wants to say

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
With you and me

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change

"Wind of Change" midi courtesy of - 06/12/09

Wind of Change " lyrics courtesy of - 06/12/09

Image of the 1982 Berlin Memorial to the Victims of the Wall courtesy of - 06/12/09

Purple Crosses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/12/09

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

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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