006/13/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
A Thousand Stars

"Life has taught us that love does not consist
in gazing at each other but in looking
outward together in the same direction.Ē

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(29 June 1900 - presumably 31 July 1944)

 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This Newsletter is also a rerun from 2005, courtesy of     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/03-23-05-NNHS-A-Thousand-Stars.html

  Thank you - again, Brown Eyes!


NEWS FLASH:

   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 06/12/07 - "Picnic Cancellation":

I'm sorry to report that the committee has decided to cancel the birthday celebration picnic scheduled for June 23, 2007.  We had established minimum numbers for the event to be feasible and failed to meet the minimum.  It could be the time of year, gas prices, end of school or a number of things.
 
Those of you who have sent payment in advance will have your checks returned shortly by mail.  If there is interest in having an event in the fall please contact us with your thoughts and a suggested time frame.  We regret taking this action but have no choice under the circumstances.

Dave Arnold

   I'm so very sorry to hear this, Dave!  Surely this can be rescheduled for later in the fall!  Meanwhile, have the 17 of y'all who had already set apart this time considered meeting together somewhere else - someone's home, for instance, for a pot luck?  Or even in a restaurant??  It seems like such a dreadful shame not to meet at all....

   Meanwhile, I've updated the 60th Birthday page, the front page, and will carry this announcement on these next few Newsletters:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1965.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com


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

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

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

   Obviously, this page is in the process of being seriously and completely revamped, almost on a daily basis.  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!


BIRTHDAYS:

   Tomorrow we'll have another TWO-FER:

    Rosalee Wills Jecmenek ('65) of TX and Cindy Konstant of VA, wife of   George Konstant ('65) of VA, are both celebrating today!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

    A Very Happy Birthday, Ladies!


PAGE HITS:

  Hit #61,500 was made on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 9:18 AM by my Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw High, OR - '94) of IL, who even took a picture of the hit counter to prove it!

  Yeah!

OK Carol. I won! I went to your site today, and I was #61,500. Hehehehe :)

love and miss you guys

bethany :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 9:18 AM
 

   YES!!!  We have a winner! Congratulations, Bethany!!!

   WOWZERONI, no one has actually claimed a prize in like, forever!  Of course, that could be because I so rarely actually pay up.  And when I do, it's even rarer for me to remember whether or not I did.  Sometimes I imagine things so vividly, I can't remember if they're true or not (and I'm not that fond of reality, anyway, doncha know...)

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/page-hits.html

   Okay, Lady, lemme know what color ribbons you'd like, or if you'd prefer another design altogether, and I'll crochet it right up for you, and you should have it - oh, sometime before Christmas!

   Love you, too, Bethany - well, NATCH!  I mean, you ARE My Favorite Person in the World, right?!?


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL -  06/12/07:

Hi, Carol:

Please let me testify to the benefits of Olive Oil for pain relief, as set forth by NewsMax Media. When my knees began to give me some pain and discomfort after running, I began to consume Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil. Within weeks the joint pain was gone, and after many more years of running, I can report that it works.

Please let
  Butch Ragland ('63) of CO know how much I enjoyed reading "Red Marbles" for we had a grocer in our midst by the name of Charlie Burcher who had the heart of Mr. Miller. Charlie never turned away a customer who was unable to pay for food when shopping at H & B Grocery Store; one of our Old Stomping Grounds in Newport News. Many times I witnessed his charitable acts of kindness, placing the purchase on the "Tab" knowing it would not likely be paid because the family was in dire circumstances. If the customer was too embarrassed to come to the store, Charlie would fill an order based on prior orders and have me deliver it to the family. I was not able to attend his funeral, but I am sure there were many grateful young men and women who paid their respects to a genuine gentleman with a kind heart.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WOWZERONI!  How touching! Thanks so much, Joe!

   I posted this:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-H-M.html

               http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/HnB-grocery.html


  From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/12/07 - "The Martians have landed":

     YOWZERONI! Thanks, Shari - I think!
Another Species
 


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL -  06/12/07 - "Thanks for the music tips from the Typhoon Nation.":

Hi, Carol:

While not a big Country Music fan, I did take the tip from our favorite Virginia State Trooper
   (Jay Styles - '68 - of VA) and purchased "A Different World" by Bucky Covington. I do like it a lot. Speaking of country, how about Big and Rich singing "8th of November."

Now for a TYPHOON Nation music quiz. Name the song and artist/group from these few lyrics: "We got eighty feet of the waterline nicely making wake."

  Bill Black ('66 - of GA) or     Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) should be able to answer this one with no problem. Remember, no checking the internet for the lyrics. This is a test to determine if we really listen to the lyrics!!!

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Well, as usual, Joe, I'm clueless...

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

  Thanks, Adonis!


  From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/12/07 - "A quiz--What color is your soul?":

   Oh, goody, I love these things! According to this, my soul is orange.

   "How can this be?!?"

  GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Lady!


  From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 06/12/07 - "Team hopes DNA is clue to Lost Colony mystery":

Hi Friends,
 
This should be of interest to you.  This gives you an idea of why I keep so busy.  Exciting things are happening here in Martin County.
 
Jennifer

From the Virginian Pilot - 06/11/07:

Team hopes DNA is clue to Lost Colony mystery
By CATHERINE KOZAK,
The Virginian-Pilot

© June 11, 2007
Last updated: 11:02 PM


A DNA testing company and a genealogy enthusiast say they're trying to achieve what archaeologists have so far failed to do: find out what happened to the Lost Colony, the 1587 settlement on Roanoke Island that disappeared without a wisp of evidence.

"The Lost Colony story is the biggest unsolved mystery in the history of America," said Roberta Estes, owner of DNA Explain, a private DNA analysis company based in Brighton, Mich . "I don't know what we'll find in the end. Part of the big question for me is, did the Lost Colony survive? Who is their family today? And where did they go?"

As director of DNA research for the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research, Estes will manage a multidisciplinary approach to tracking roots from a "most-wanted list" of people who might have connections to the Roanoke colonists or to the 16th century American Indians - or to both.

Estes said the team includes a professional genealogist, an anthropologist, a geneticist and a family tree DNA expert.

"It's a 5,000-piece puzzle, and we don't have the picture on the box yet," Estes said. "But we know what the process will be to put those pieces together."

By testing a cheek swab, two DNA lines can be traced - the paternal Y-line and the maternal mitochondrial line. Markers on the lines serve as addresses on the chromosomes. Genealogy then tries to fill in the blanks.

"In our case, with the Lost Colony, the only way we're going to trace who was who and if they survived is to use DNA," Estes said.

While DNA samples might be limited in making direct connections beyond living relatives - unless remains also are tested - they can provide clues to a person's country of origin and other shared family traits.

Testing of American Indian remains or known descendants of the colonists in England might be part of future research, Estes said.

The genesis for the project goes back to 2000, when Fred Willard, director of the Lost Colony center, developed a hypothesis based on deeds and historical narratives that some colonists had migrated inland to what are now East Lake, Chocowinity and Gum Neck.

To Willard's surprise, he found that many residents' surnames match those on the roster of the Lost Colony and that many of them have obvious American Indian heritage. One surname, Elk, is the same as the family that had held the deed to Croatan.

The reaction was overwhelming, Willard said. Hundreds of people called and e-mailed for more information.

"It got to the point where they literally were saying, 'Well, what are you going to do about the DNA?' "

Over time, 168 surnames have become of interest, Willard said. Of those, 48 match names on the roster of the Lost Colony - Gibbs, Brooks, Payne, Cahoon, Sawyer, Wahob, Berry, Squires, Jennette, Caroom, Mackey, Barber, Farrow and others.

Willard said the DNA project could be an invaluable dovetail to the years of archaeological explorations by the center.

"This is the first hard test for all of our multidiscipline research," he said. "As far as we're concerned, finding Croatan was big. But I think this is going to be much bigger."

The center will host the DNA research team at a symposium at 8 a.m. Sept. 7, 8 and 9 at the Farm Life School in Washington, N.C..

A $148 fee will be charged to test 25 DNA markers. For more information, contact the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research at (252)792-3440 or WillardFred@hotmail.com.  

To learn more about DNA testing see Estes' Web site at: www.dnaexplain.com

Catherine Kozak, (252) 441-1711,

cate.kozak@pilotonline.com  

Monday, June 11, 2007

Lost Colony Might Be Found in Their Genes

DNA tests may help solve the 420-year-old mystery of what happened to the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island.

As director of DNA research for the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research, [Roberta] Estes will manage a multidisciplinary approach to tracking roots from a "most-wanted list" of people who might have connections to the Roanoke colonists or to the 16th century American Indians - or to both.

Testing of American Indian remains or known descendants of the colonists in England might be part of future research, Estes said.
 
 
****
DNA Presentation by Roberta Estes in Rogersville June 12

The Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society, Rogersville, Tennessee  invites you to attend this presentation at their regular meeting on June 12th at 7 PM in the meeting room at the rescue squad building, located 955 East McKinney Avenue in Rogersville.

Roberta Estes has been a professional Scientist and business owner in the information technology arena for 25+ years. She has a BS in Computer Science, MBA, graduate work in Geographic Information Systems. In 2005, reflecting her interest and expertise in genomics, genetics for genealogy, she formed DNAeXplain. a company providing individual analysis of DNA results and genealogical assistance. (You can visit her website at http://www.dnaexplain.com ) Roberta speaks publicly on the topic of DNA and genealogy, and has been interviewed by the New York Times for multiple publications, has appeared on Voice of America and in other publications.

Her genealogy specialty is southern colonial records, focused primarily in Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Minority records reflecting her mixed heritage are of particular interest, specifically Native American, slaves, and other indentured individuals. Her "colorful" family history has allowed Roberta to participate in every aspect of DNA testing for genealogy, revealing unexpected surprises, It's amazing to find that a single individual can descend from European royalty, slaves and Native Americans within a couple hundred years.

In addition Roberta is Director of the DNA Research for the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research and also advisor for the Melungeon, Minor, and Goins DNA programs. Roberta manages 14 Surname projects, including the large regional Cumberland Gap Yline and mtdna projects with several hundred participants and was one of the pioneer adopters of DNA analysis for genealogy.

Roberta will answer your questions concerning all types of DNA. DNA kits will be available. Write this date- June 12th on your calendar- 7 PM

http://melungeon.org/index.cgi?&CONTEXT=cat&cat=10023

12/6/2007

Team hopes DNA is clue to Lost Colony mystery

A DNA testing company and a genealogy enthusiast say theyíre trying to achieve what archaeologists have so far failed to do: find out what happened to the Lost Colony, the 1587 settlement on Roanoke Island that disappeared without a wisp of evidence.

ďThe Lost Colony story is the biggest unsolved mystery in the history of America,Ē said Roberta Estes, owner of DNA Explain, a private DNA analysis company based in Brighton, Mich.

ďI donít know what weíll find in the end. Part of the big question for me is, did the Lost Colony survive? Who is their family today? And where did they go?Ē

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!  That is soooo cool, Jennie!  Thanks for the update!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/12/07 - "questions question question":
 

How Do Crazy People Go Through The Forest ?
They Take The Psycho Path.

How Do You Get Holy Water?
You Boil The Hell Out Of It.

What Do Fish Say When They Hit a Concrete Wall?
Dam!

What Do Eskimos Get From Sitting On The Ice too Long?
Polaroids.

What Do You Call a Boomerang That Doesn't work?
A Stick.

What Do You Call Cheese That Isn't Yours?
Nacho Cheese.

What Do You Call Santa's Helpers?
Subordinate Clauses.

What Do You Call Four Bullfighters In Quicksand?
Quattro Sinko.

What Do You Get From a Pampered Cow?
Spoiled Milk.

What Do You Get When You Cross a Snowman With a Vampire?
Frostbite.

What Lies At The Bottom Of The Ocean And Twitches?
A Nervous Wreck.

Why Do Gorillas Have Big Nostrils?
Because They Have Big Fingers.

What Kind Of Coffee Was Served On The Titanic?
Sanka.
 

What Is The Difference Between a Harley And a Hoover ?
The Location Of The Dirt Bag.

Why Did Pilgrims' Pants Always Fall Down?
Because They Wore Their Belt Buckle on Their Hat.

What's The Difference Between a Bad Golfer And a Bad Skydiver?
A Bad Golfer Goes Whack, Dang!
A Bad Skydiver Goes Dang! Whack.

  GIGGLES!!! These are so bad, they're good! Thanks, Joyce!


  From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/12/07 - "Cute!":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlyN0L4IMck

   This is delightful, Shari!  And she didn't even step on her once, though how she managed that, I'm not sure...

   Thanks!


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - CANCELLED

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. Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Reunion - NNHS CLASSES OF 1941 AND 1942

7. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 14, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

8. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


REUNION REMINDERS:  

   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

   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 NOT celebrate their 60th Birthdays!

I'm sorry to report that the committee has decided to cancel the birthday celebration picnic scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2007. 
 
They had established minimum numbers for the event to be feasible and failed to meet the minimum. 
It could be the time of year, gas prices, end of school, or a number of things.

Those of you who have sent payment in advance will have your checks returned shortly by mail.  If there is interest in having an event in the fall please contact Dave with your thoughts and a suggested time frame. 

"We regret taking this action but have no choice under the circumstances."

 CONTACT: Dave Arnold at dlarnold@cox.net or call him at 757-618-6646.

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 06/12/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1965.html

The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007, at 3:00 PM at the Beach home
of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot, 504 West Ocean View, Norfolk, VA.
Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person

CONTACT: Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay.rr.com or call her at 813-920-9498, or write her
at
14314 Wadsworth Drive, Odessa, FL  33556

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 04/02/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1960.html


   As soon as I send out today's Newsletter announcements, we are planning to finally play "Musical Computers".  That is, we're going to move my main computer  - and possibly the little puny computer as well - into Dale's old bedroom.  It sounds simple enough and will be much better for many reasons, but in my experience, this sort of thing never bodes well, so hang on tight!

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

                          Love to all, Carol

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

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

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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
910-488-9408


A Thousand Stars

Written By: Eugene Pearson

(Cathy Young and The Innocents)


A thousand stars in the sky like the stars in your eyes
They say to me that thereíll never be
No other love like you-oo for me-e-e
A thousand stars in the sky make me realize
You are the one love that Iíll adore
Tell me you love me
Tell me youíre mine once more (once more, once mo-o-ore)
Each night I count the stars in the sky
Hoping that you arenít telling me lies
Youíre with me tonight, Iím captured by your charms
Oh, pretty baby, wonít you hold me in your arms?
A thousand stars in the sky make me realize
You are the one love that Iíll adore
Tell me you love me
Tell me youíre mine once more (once more, once mo-o-ore)
Each night I count the stars in the sky
Hoping that you arenít telling me lies
Youíre with me tonight, Iím captured by your charms
Oh, pretty baby, wonít you hold me in your arms?
A thousand stars in the sky make me realize
You are the one love that Iíll adore
Tell me you love me
Tell me youíre mine once mo-o-re (I-I-Iím yours)


"A Thousand Stars" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.just-oldies.com/1960/a_thousand_stars.htm
at the suggestion o Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

 Stars Images courtesy of http://library.thinkquest.org/~18188/media/images/main/ - 03/23/05

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

Animated Stars divider clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars16.html  - 03/23/05

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

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06

Siuslaw High School Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.siuslaw.k12.or.us/shs/index.php - 05/27/07

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!

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