06/14/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Flag Day plus Fabulous News!

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   There are a couple of radical changes in the Newsletter today.  The first is the new format, courtesy of a truly inspired
suggestion from Ron Miller ('59) of NC.  As you noticed, the Newsletters from now on will be but a quick blurb directing you
to come here.  This enables all thee archived letters to be easily accessed by you, and keeps down the clutter in your
mailbox at the same time.

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/13/04:

I recommend Ron for "Three Atta Boys" for his newsletter suggestion.

   Here-here!  Thanks so much, Ron - and Joe!


   The second big change involves the Memoriam pages.  To reduce the number of links on the main page, they now have
an inclusive cover page, similar to the Reunion page and the Teacher page:



   The Remembering Ronald Reagan page is now posted in an early form, where you may leave a remembrance of your own: 


   These words have already been posted:

From Paul Dobie ('66) of CA - 06/11/04:


Thanks for your note...having just concluded watching for the entire day, it was indeed moving...I cannot help but believe
many Americans like myself found a pride and admiration in the man Ronald Reagan that perhaps we did not appreciate
when he was President...it is clear to me he stood for goodness, honor, love, respect and most of all a real belief in God...
perhaps many of us can rededicate our lives to providing goodness to each other and to the world...I look forward to your page...

From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA:

Hey Carol:  I was visiting my sister in PA and watched the Reagan funeral "doings" and was so mesmerized by the procession
to the Rotunda!  I hadn't remembered seeing that before.  It was amazing.  It was also so great to see the citizens out in support
and I was amazed that the "media" was surprised by the numbers that turned out in CA and in DC.  Frankly, I wasn't surprised. 
Love those Marines!!!  Have to say I'm partial to the Navy as well (my dad)!!  ALSO, I remember watching Queen Elizabeth's
coronation as well!!!  Love that history stuff!

   Thanks, Y'all!


  And speaking of the Marines and the Navy (as Sarah and I do at the drop of a hat - giggles!), the Famous Marines, Sailors
and Soldiers pages have been moved out of the mischievous realm of Angelfire/Tripod.
Henceforth there will be no more wretched disfigurement of their pages:




   The problem is, the  are still part of my personal (cluckmeat) web site, and the nasty grey sidebar appears right
from the get-go.  So if you have trouble making that sidebar go away, as some of you have reported to me, then it
will still be there, wreaking havoc.  I made those pages a couple of years ago, just so I could remember who used
to be in which branch of the service.  Then I expanded them to include my family and friends, because I delighted
in having the Famous side-by-side with the Not So Famous.  I suppose as at least one of y'all appears on each
page, I COULD justify including the listings on the main page....Hmmm....Okay, what the hey - you talked me into it.
I'll double-post them on each page.  Of course, this means that some of the rest of you former Marines and Sailors
and Soldiers will need to send me your information.  Otherwise some Website Police will probably show up and say
I'm breaking some rule or other.  Soooo, y'all please help me out.  I just hate it when they drag me off to the hoosegow.



Donnie Morris ('67) of VA - 06/13/04

   Hey, Donnie!  Welcome to the crowd:


   Oh, yes, Donnie - I forgot to mention: sign the Guest Book, and you're automatically on the mailing list.  It's the price
you must pay for Fame and Glory.  HA-HA-HA!  And thanks for your kind words!  And - OOOPS! - I added your name
to the SPD roster:




From Ron Smith ('65) of VA - 06/12/04:

It's nice to be able to write with some good news. I was talking with Jimmy Ellenson, David's brother and Harron's
cousin, Thursday. Jimmy is leaving for Israel in a few days to visit family and friends, David ('65) is busy as President
of Hebrew Union University
, and Harron ('65), being a long time friend of John Kerry is doing some work for him with
her public relations firm. Later, Ron Smith

   WOW!  Thanks, Ron!  For those of you who may not know, Ron is with Peninsula Funeral Home, and usually brings
us news of, uh, shall we say, things we wish we didn't have to know.
   I was going to show Jimmy's graduating class, but it was obviously later than '69, and that's as late as my available
records extend.  Let's put it this way: the Ellensons lived around the corner from me in Stuart Gardens, and I remember
when Jimmy was born!  HA-HA!
   That's great news, Ron!  Thanks for sharing it.  The Ellensons are a truly remarkable family!


From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 06/12/04:

Carol, Carol Vogel and I were pretty good friends at NNHS (being 2 girls who lived in Hampton and paid tuition
to attend!).  She grew up on Pratt Street off Ivy Home Road and she did have a brother 2 years or so older.  But
rack my adelpated head as much as I can, I do not remember his name.  I spoke with Robert Shapiro recently and
he said that he (as a new Hampton homeowner) was out in his front yard and saw 2 women walking toward him. 
He was delighted to see that they were Dani Garrick and Carol Vogel.  His home is on Chesapeake Avenue and
backs up to Wythe Crescent where Dani's Mom still lives.  Dani was home for a visit and had connected with Carol. 
So that's what I know.  KC 

   WOW!  Thanks, Kathy!  Wasn't Dani's name on the Missing List for the Class of '63?!?  Isn't life just full of surprises!


From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 06/13/04:

Hi Carol,
    Faye Merritt Houk did let her fingers do the walking and found Barbara Hedrick in Eleanor, West Virginia. 
Faye gave me a phone number, which I called, only to find it disconnected.  Therefore, the saga of the whereabouts
of Barbara Hedrick still goes unanswered.  We will keep looking though!

   Thanks, Dee!  Y'all enjoy the chase!


   Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD and Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA and I were having were having
what amounted to an online pajama party about midnight Saturday night, and now we have more pictures to share!


   I just LOVE photos, and I have it on good authority that more are forthcoming from other sources soon.  Thanks
for sharing your families with us!


From Glenn Dye ('58) of TX - 06/13/04:

Carol, I really enjoy the news of our past history. I wonder how many out there remember going up to Art's and Spano's
and eating hot dogs at lunch or stopping at the dime store on Washington Avenue and drinking a real cherry coke that
they made from the fountain.  And last but not least the sock hops we had after ballgames.  Thanks for the memories.
Glenn Dye.

     Thanks, Glenn.  Ya got me with the Art's and Spano's; that's not ringing a bell at all, but I certainly remember
the dime store and it's fountain (though I best remember the real cherry cokes from the Stuart Gardens pharmacy). 
And I for one relish the memory of the dances, both those in the cafeteria and those at the Y!


STUPENDOUS News Flash just in:

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/14/04:

Newport News High School, Class of 1964, 40th reunion scheduled for 7:00 PM, October 22nd and 23rd,
2004, at the OMNI Newport News Hotel.  ALL NNHS Alumni of all classes are invited to attend both
Contact Dave Spriggs at 627-1441 or e-mail  nnhs64@cox.net or visit
http://nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2004.html for details.

Do y'all know what this means?!?  Well, no, probably not.  Just let me say that you have just been
given a rare opportunity in life!  If you knew even a quarter of what the Class of '64 has planned for their reunion, you
would move Heaven and earth to get there - and now you've been invited!  Thank you so much, Dave and the entire '64
Reunion Committee!

   What a great ending to this Newsletter!  Thanks again, Dave!

   Y'all take care.

                             Love to all, Carol


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"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."


Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9305

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