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06/14/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Flag Day

"I am whatever you make me, nothing more. I am your belief
in yourself, your dream of what a people may become.... I am
the clutch of an idea, and the reasoned purpose of resolution.
I am no more than you believe me to be and I am all that you
believe I can be. I am whatever you make me, nothing more...Ē

- Franklin Knight Lane
(15 July 1864 - 18 May 1921)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The celebration of this holiday repeats each year:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/06-14-04-NNHS-Flag-Day.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/06-14-06-NNHS-Flag-Day.html
 


HOMEWORK:

http://www.usflag.org/history/flagday.html

http://www.usflag.org/

http://www.flagday.org/

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/flagday.htm

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/

http://www.twilightbridge.com/festivals/flagday/index.htm

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/2328/flagday.htm


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

..... For 06/14/06 - Flag Day, I suggest "You're A Grand Old Flag" by Cohan.

Source and lyrics: http://raindrop.org/holidays/4th/j3b.shtml#04

   But of course! Thank you - again, Captain!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 06/14/07:

   Today is also the 232nd Birthday of The United States Army - 1775.

   Give a cheer to and for those brave souls who defend - and have defended - our country.

   And speaking of birthdays:


BIRTHDAYS:

   And today we 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!


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!


  From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/12/07 - "Age Progression and More":

On Monday night I had most un-restful night, filled with weird dreams. I took a cold remedy, something I do maybe 2 x a year & I'm assuming that's most likely why. Listened to this last URL & it set me in a better mood , almost instantly!

Have a great Wednesday,
Shari


http://www.mojoflix.com/Video/Just-For-Laugh-1.html
A mix of pranks.
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http://www.aprilage.com/april_in_action.html#
Age progression --- smoking and sun exposure age progression clips.
A good time of year for this to come out, as far as the sun exposure!
Get those higher SPFs on.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8ZPKBXchP8

Reporter freaks out, while riding the Infusion Roller Coaster, in the U.K.
Funny footage but you gotta feel for her.

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A uplift any time of day or night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr4Ts5B78y0
Loved to have to have been at this!
Richard Ashcroft and Coldplay--Bittersweet Symphony

   Thanks, Shari! I'm really glad this last one gave you such a lift.  Um, I don't get it.....  I couldn't even decipher the words until I Googled them:

Bittersweet Symphony

[Speaking]
Okay, here we Go

ĎCause itís a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
Youíre a slave to money, then you die
Iíll take you down the only road Iíve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the veins meet yeah,

You know I can change
No change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But Iím here in my mold
I am here in my mold
But Iím a million different people
from one day to the next
I canít change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

Everywhere Iíve been down
Everywhere Iíve been down
Well, I never pray
But tonight Iím on my knees, yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airways are clean and thereís nobody singing to me now

You know I can change
No change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But Iím here in my mold
I am here in my mold
But Iím a million different people
from one day to the next
I canít change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

Everywhere Iíve been down
Everywhere Iíve been down

ĎCause itís a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
Try to find some money then you die
Iíll take you down the only road Iíve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the things meet yeah

You know I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But Iím here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And Iím a million different people
from one day to the next
I canít change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

Everywhere Iíve been down
Everywhere Iíve been down
Iíll take you down the only road Iíve ever been down
Iíll take you down the only road Iíve ever been down
Been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Have you ever been down?

ĎCause itís a bittersweet symphony, yeah
ĎCause itís a bittersweet symphony, yeah
My life, Your life, Their lives

Take you down the only road Iíve ever been down
ĎCause itís a bittersweet symphony, yeah
This life, thatís life, thatís life

  And I'm just as glad I wasn't there.  I prefer my concerts inside, sitting down, at night, dressed to the nines.

   There was a note attached to the posting which said, "This is probably the best song ever written. "

   I still don't get it - but I'm glad you do!


    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton High - '63) of MD - 06/13/07:

Along with numerous other responders, the answer to the TYPHOON Nation music quiz. Name the song and artist/group from these few lyrics: "We got eighty feet of the waterline nicely making wake."

"Southern Cross" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

Chandler Nelms

   That is correct, Sir!

   Actually, the only other responder so far has been    Bobby Yevak ('65) of VA who called me this morning, also with the correct answer.  Bobby said to tell you, "Hi", Chandler!

   Congratulations to both of our lucky winners! You have won a whopping batch of Jack Squat PLUS our deepest appreciation and admiration for your wisdom, attention to detail, and fine memory!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/13/07 - "IT'S A SMALL, SMALL WORLD !!!!!!":

Carol,

I just finished reading your latest newsletter with the article from 
  Jennie Sheppard ('62 - of NC) about the possible descendants of The Lost Colony. I'm guilty of sometimes skimming through some of the articles but this one really got to me. Little did I know that I have been married for the last 42 years to a man who could possibly be a distant descendant of those long ago colonists. Cary was born and raised in Columbia, NC . Over the years I've heard him talk about Gum Neck and East Lake, about one of his best friends in school whose last name was Gibbs and some of his relatives by the name of Sawyer. And this really makes the world smaller......    .Anne Sawyer (Turpin - '65 - of VA), our classmate, is somehow related to the Cahoons. It's kind of exciting to think what you studied in history class ages ago could be connected to a part of your own life. And here I've been thinking all these years that I was married to someone with a funny name! You wouldn't believe some of the ways my name has been pronounced.

   Joyce, this is one of those notes I read with my jaw dropping (I'm glad there are no cameras in this room - I must have looked like an idiot, but I digress)... 

   I, too, read Jennie's note with great interest, because I've always had a fascination with the Lost Colony and the descendants of those settlers - particularly as my maternal grandmother was a Payne (no pun intended), and that was one of the names mentioned.  I've had a near obsession with genealogy ever since I was fifteen (prior to that, I was only WILDLY interested...).  I thrill to find distant cousins, and always have.  I've also been happily astonished by the growing interest in matters of family history over the past thirty years or so.  People who had no prior interest in the subject have begun to hunger and thirst after knowledge about their family.

I promise never to skim through any article in the newsletter ever again !

I just wanted you to know that this is just one more of the many ways you reach out and touch our lives and we are all better for having you in ours.

We never know what you're going to come up with but we can be sure that it will always be interesting! Thank you so very much.

   Okay, Lady, this is the point where I started bawling so much that I couldn't see what I was doing..... Thank you for your kind words; they made my day!


  From Liz Breeden ('61) of VA - "U-Tube Film Shot by 15 yr. Old Girl":

A Memorial Day reminder - Please honor our soldiers by watching it - you won't be disappointed.

Beautiful forward.
Take a few minutes.

What a talent! Got to me!!

Absolutely fabulous! Everybody in the U.S. should see this. Please watch.


The following is the hottest thing on the Internet and on Fox News today. Lizzie Palmer who put this YouTube program together is 15 years old. There have been over 3,000,000 hits as of this morning. In case you missed it, here it is.


<http://www.youtube.com/v/ervaMPt4Ha0&autoplay=1>

   This is beautiful, Liz - and just as appropriate for Flag Day as it was for Memorial Day!  Thank you!


   From Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 06/14/07 - "Email address":

Carol, 

My email address has changed to rdcallis@suddenlink.net

   Wal, that would 'splain why my mail to you suddenly began to bounce back!  Thanks, Sweetie!  I changed it in my records, and as you had previously given me permission to post it, I changed it on the Contact Page for the Class of 1964 as well:

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

     http://nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-ALL.html

          http://nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1964.html

Also for 
  Glenn Dye ('60 - of TX), the name of the man that almost lived in the back booth in my father's store is R. Goodwin Moss, better known as Rockpile Moss. Rockpile wrote a book in that booth, The Mother of Democracy.

Thanks for all you do for Typhoons everywhere. Bob

   WOWZERONI!!!  Thanks, Bobby!

   There happens to be at this very moment an autographed first edition copy of this book up for bid on eBay.  I shamelessly copied this description from the description provided by the seller, woodlandswalker (498) of Greensboro, NC:

The Mother of Democracy

By R. Goodwin Moss

(Newport News, Va.): Privately Printed for the Author, 1958.

********************

12mo. 138 pages. Hardback bound in burgundy cloth. The gilt on the covers is darkened, but the binding is clean and sound. The book is inscribed by the author on the Dedication page: "To my good friend / Sinclair Phillips / R. Goodwin Moss. / Dec. 9, 1959." The book is dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and was published after her last visit at the 350th anniversary of Jamestown in 1957. This scarce little history book seldom turns up for sale; it almost is never found signed by the author. A nice history of the earliest permanent English settlement in North America which has just celebrated its 400th anniversary.

List of Illustrations (Photographs):

The Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery
The Old Church Tower at Jamestown
A Street Scene at Jamestown, Virginia
Remains of the Jaquelin Ambler Home
Foundations at White Oak Plantation
The Wren Building, College of William and Mary
The Governor's Palace at Williamsburg
The Colonial Capitol.

   Just as shamelessly, I posted all this on your daddy's store page:

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

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

          http://nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-N-R.html

               http://nnhs65.00freehost.com/rogers-confectionary.html

   Thanks again!


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/14/07 - "Denbigh Evangelists":

Carol,

This card came up on EBAY:

EBAY did not picture the back, but transcribed the following:

ďFull time Gospel Tract Evangelists and their pickup coach which provides living quarters for traveling. We wish you a happy Christmas in the Lord. This is our 12th year in tract work Ė spending full time. Thank God that we could distribute over 12 tons, more than 6,000,000 tracts in North America and thank Him for many who have accepted Christ through their message. By your help and prayers we will continue the work. We urge others to pass out tracts, also and encourage buying tracts from Hetald Press. Ralph and Martha Palmer, 309 Lucas Creek Road, Denbigh, Va.Ē
(I suspect a transcription error, and it should be "Herald" vice "Hetald")
 
 
 

The postmark was 1960 Grantsville, Md.

Given the date, I wonder if any subscribers have any recollection of these folks.

BTW, here is the current listing for their address:

Barrow, Mike
309 Lucas Creek Rd
Newport News, VA 23602-6221


No way to know if he is related to these folks.

God Bless Google. Have a look here: http://watchmangospelsigns.com/the%20gospel%20camper.htm

Check out the Palmer obit here: http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/58/nov1958.html

And the Shenk obit here: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mennobit/49/jun1949.html

In the 1930 census, Ralph was 26 and living with his siblings and widowed mother at 320-26th St. in NN. He was a steam railroad car repairer.

His wife-to-be, Martha Shenk, age 20, was living with her family in Denbigh at 138 Main Colony Rd. Her father was a farmer, and their nearest neighbors were two more Shenk families and a Yoder family. Their is no Main Colony Road currently listed, but there is a Colony Road, which I am sure was the same.

You can learn quite a bit from one postcard, doncha think?


D

    WOWZERONI!!! David, what I really think is, there's no one like you! You absolutely amaze me, and always have!

   Thank you so much for investigating, finding, and sharing all that with us, Brown Eyes!

   Does anyone have any more light to shed on this??


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


   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



You're A Grand Old Flag

- George M. Cohan


You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.


"You're A Grand Old Flag" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://raindrop.org/holidays/4th/j3b.shtml#04
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/04/06
Thanks, Dave!

"God Bless America Flag" clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/georgewb13/america1.html - 06/12/04

Elaine's Memorial Dar Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://homepages.tesco.net/~derek.berger/holidays/memorialday.html - 05/24/06

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

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

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

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!

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