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06/20/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Lionel Richie's 59th Birthday

"In life you must be able to discern between who and what is genuine and artificial.
I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I realize that you can't please
everybody all of the time and that sometimes you have to just go for what you know."

Lionel Richie
(b. 20 June 1949)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

  This is the first time here for this birthday celebration as well.

BONUS - - Lionel Richie - Hello



Happy Birthday today to   Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND    Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND    Terry Haney ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

22 -   Jim Cobb ('66) of VA;

25 - David Lundquist ('57) AND     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI;

26 -   Fred Eubank ('64) of TX;
27 - Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL
AND      My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/18/08 - "one minute each night ":

I forward a lot of emails but this one I truly believe will make a difference.  Please read and forward.  I'll join you in prayer tonight, and every night, at 9:00 pm.  Take God at his word and just stand back and watch as he heals our lives and this land!! 

 Joyce Cahoon

One minute each night

We have never been more desperate than now for God to heal our land. This election is the scariest I remember in my lifetime. 
Do you believe we can take God at His word? Call upon His name, then stand back and watch His wonders to behold. This scripture gives us, as Christians, ownership of this land and the ability to call upon God to heal it. I challenge you to do so.
II Chronicles 7:14:  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 

During WWII, there was an advisor to Churchill who organized a group of  people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour  for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England , its people  and peace. This had an amazing effect as bombing stopped.  There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America . The United States of America and our citizens need prayer more than ever ! ! ! 
If you would like to participate: each evening at 9:00 PM Eastern Time  (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific), stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United  States, our troops, our citizens, for peace in the world, the up-coming election, that the Bible will remain the basis for the laws governing our land and that Christianity will grow in the U.S. 
If you know anyone who would like to participate, please pass this along. 
Someone said if people really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have. 
Thank You. Please pass this on to anyone who you think will want to join us. 
'...But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.'  (Josh. 24: 15)

 Thanks so much, Joyce!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 06/19/08 - " A true story":


The following is a true story sent to me from      Les Puckett ('58 - of VA) ....I could add nothing but laughter !

Sepi aka Dimples

Jeff was shopping at the local supermarket where he selected:
A half-gallon of 2% milk
A carton of eggs
A quart of orange juice
A head of romaine lettuce
A 2 lb. can of coffee
A 1 lb. package of bacon 
As he was unloading his items on the conveyor belt to check out, a drunk standing behind him watched as he placed the items in front of the cashier.
While the cashier was ringing up the purchases, the drunk calmly stated, "You must be single."
Jeff was a bit startled by this proclamation, but was also intrigued by the derelict's intuition, since he was indeed single. He looked at the six items on the belt and saw nothing particularly unusual about his selections that could have tipped off the drunk to his marital status.
Curiosity was getting the better of him, so he said: "Well, you know what, you're absolutely right. But how on earth did you know that?"
The drunk replied, "Cause you're ugly."

   Thanks, Dimples - and Les!

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 06/19/08 - "About Life":

About Life

A penny saved is obviously the result of a government oversight. 

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. 


The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends. 

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a new replacement for it. 

He who hesitates is probably doing the right thing. 

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are ' XL.' 

If you think there is some good in everybody, you obviously haven't met 'everybody'.  

If you can smile when things go wrong, you must have someone else in mind to blame. 

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so that he can tell when he's 'really' in trouble. 

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS' together it spells 'Theirs.'  


Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. 

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. 

Some people try to turn back their life's odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long, long way and some of the roads weren't paved.  

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra. 

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks. 


One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young. 

Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable. 

First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to pull up your zipper. It's even worse when you forget to pull it down. 

Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today, it's called golf  


If you didn't get this, it's because I forgot to send it. 


Lord, Keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth...AMEN..!! 

   Thanks, F.A.!

  From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/20/08 - "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 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!"

"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."


   Thanks, Cookie!

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"; update of update of 04/24/08: "no longer taking daily abdominal injections for blood clot that developed a few weeks ago; everything is looking pretty good.  The PET scan will be in the next few weeks.  We are expecting good results." update of 05/05/08 - "scheduled for two more chemo visits; will have the first chemo on Thursday, May 8th followed up by an injection on Friday to boost his immune system"; update of 05/08/08 - "did pretty well with the chemo today in spite of the risky business with the procedure without the pic line that was removed due to a clot"; update of 05/28/08: has chemo again on 05/29/08

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE ABOVE

Connie Bloxom Thompson
2237 Hunter Chase
Bel Air, M
D 21015

3.   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA - broken hip - early this year; still recovering and in pain; update of 06/17/08 - SEE: 06/18/08

4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

5.       My Niece Shari of VA - 05/26/08 - dangerous abscess in mouth; update of 06/06/08 - back right upper tooth has to be cut out on 06/09/08, as it dangerously impacted; update of 06/11/08 and update of 06/12/08 - SEE: 06/12/08; update of 06/13/08 - SEE: 06/14/08; update of 06/15/08 - SEE: 06/17/08; update of 06/19/08 - SEE: 06/19/08

6.      Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

7. Emily (daughter of        My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"; update of 05/13/08 - has had a setback; going to see the surgeon in Richmond on 05/15/08; update of 06/15/08 - SEE: 06/17/08

8. My second granddaughter,     Rachel Harty of IL - broke her ankle/leg in 3 places on 05/17/08; clean breaks, no surgery required, but located in a tricky place for a growing girl, so proper healing is essential; update of 05/30/08 - "healing nicely. They put her in a cast below the knee. She still can't put any weight on it for 2 more weeks. Then she will be in a walking cast for 3 weeks after that"; update of 06/14/08 - Her leg is healing much faster than the doctor had expected. She is in a waterproof walking cast now for 3 weeks, then this cast will come off and she will have physical therapy.:

9. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08; 
update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

10.   Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"; update of 05/10/08: "continues to do well since the surgery for pancreatic cancer and will now begin the follow-up treatment to be decided upon following the consultation and evaluation at MD Anderson (Houston)."

11. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!;  update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "

12. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

13. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late    Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks"

14. Jim Wilson ('58) of VA recovering from prostate surgery on 06/02/08

15. All of Us


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:  - 03/26/08

   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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Words and Music by Lionel Richie, 1984

I've been alone with you inside my mind
And in my dreams I've kissed your lips a thousand times
I sometimes see you pass outside my door
Hello, is it me you're looking for?

I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your smile
You're all I've ever wanted, (and) my arms are open wide
'Cause you know just what to say
And you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much, I love you ...

I long to see the sunlight in your hair
And tell you time and time again how much I care
Sometimes I feel my heart will overflow
Hello, I've just got to let you know

'Cause I wonder where you are
And I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely, or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart
For I haven't got a clue
But let me start by saying, I love you ...

Hello, is it me you're looking for?
'Cause I wonder where you are
And I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart
For I haven't got a clue
But let me start by saying ... I love you

"Hello" midi courtesy of  - 06/18/08

"Hello" lyrics courtesy of - 06/19/08

First Image of Lionel Richie courtesy of  - 06/18/08

Second Image of Lionel Richie courtesy of  - 06/18/08

Iconís Decorative Bar #43 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/24/06

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

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

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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