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06/23/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
What Is This Thing Called Love?

"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness
and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings."

- Anaïs Nin
(21 Feb 1903 - 14 Jan 1977)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   My Magic Shower is particularly fond of this song.  You may recall we used it over two years ago, for the same reason:


   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:


   It'll be a big week for celebrations!  LOOKY-LOOKY:

25 -   Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 1942 and    Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 1946; 26 -   Fred Eubank ('64) of TX - 1946; 27 -   Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 1947 and    Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL - 1970; 28 -     Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 1947; and 29 -   Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - 1944.

  Many Happy Returns, One and All!

    From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 06/21/07 - "I do not remember these but maybe you old guys will. ha! ha!":

Sit back, relax, read & smile. Kind of reminds you to stop & smell the roses of life, and to give Thanks to God for Life and Memories!

Do You Remember?

How many of these do you remember?

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms? - updated 06/22/07

It took five minutes for the TV warm up?
Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?
Nobody owned a purebred dog?
When a quarter was a decent allowance?
You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
Your mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels? 

You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked and gas pumped without asking. All for free, every time? And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?
They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed, and they did?
When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?
No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition and the doors were never locked?

Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a" and playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals, because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?
And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today?
When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home? Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

Send this on to someone who can still remember Nancy Drew, the Hardy boys, Laurel and Hardy, Howdy Doody, the Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.

As well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games, Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar. Doesn't that feel good, just to go back and say, "Yeah, I remember that?"

I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a double dog dare to pass it on.

To remember what a double dog dare is, read on.  And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.

How many of these do you remember?

Candy cigarettes.
Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.
Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes.
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.
Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with cardboard stoppers.
Newsreels before the movie.
P.F. Fliers.
Telephone numbers with a word prefix, (Raymond 4-601).
Party lines.
Howdy Doody.
45 RPM Records.
Green Stamps.


Metal ice cubes trays with levers.
Mimeograph paper.
Beanie and Cecil.
Roller-skate keys.
Cork pop guns.
Drive Ins.
Washtub wringers.
The Fuller Brush Man.
Reel-To-Reel tape recorders.
Erector Sets.
The Fort Apache Play Set.
Lincoln Logs.
15 cent McDonald hamburgers.
5 cent packs of baseball cards, with that awful pink slab of bubble gum.
Penny candy.
25 cent a gallon gasoline.
Jiffy Pop popcorn.

Do you remember a time when,

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe?"
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do Over!'?"
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
It wasn't odd to have two or three "Best Friends?"
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties?"
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
A foot of snow was a dream come true?
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
War was a card game?
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!

Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their 'grown-up' life. I double-dog-dare-ya!

   Thanks for the memories, Janice! Due to space requirements, I had to remove all the fun images but that one, but I've snagged them all for future use!

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 06/21/07 - "Civil remedial fees - traffic violations":

Ron sent this message to Joe yesterday and I just got this from my main office and the Safety Officer. Odd the I have not read anything in the paper about this unless I missed it! Don't understand why it is only for Virginia residents! To me, it should apply to ALL who drive in or through our state. Many military live here and have out of state license, so does this mean they are not fall under this crazy new bill?????

Please take HEED!

As of July 1st, the Commonwealth of Virginia will now charge Virginia residents Civil Penalties for any traffic ticket, with the exception of regular speeding, in addition to the fine and court costs.

Here are just a few............
Driving on a suspended or revoked permit - Civil penalty $750.00 + the court cost & fines
Reckless Driving - Civil penalty $1,050.00 + the court cost & fines
Driving Under Influence - 1st offense Civil penalty $750.00 + the court cost & fines

In addition, any felony conviction will cause a security clearance to be immediately revoked.

Below website lists the offenses and how much each civil penalty is.

Let's be careful out.

Jim Gorka
Chief, Security & Law Enforcement
803 Front Street
Norfolk Virginia 23510

   ?!? This seems, umm, well, somewhat inequitable!  Do any of you Really Really Smart People in Virginia know how to check the validity - and the reasoning - of this?!?

   Thanks so much, Karrin! It's always best to know the law, whether or not we understand it!

  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 06/21/07 - "Keep Your Fork":

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things "in order," she contacted her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her. "There's one more thing," she said excitedly.

"What's that?" came the pastor's reply.

"This is very important," the young woman continued.
"I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand."

The pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.

"That surprises you, doesn't it?" the young woman asked.

"Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request," said the pastor.

The young woman explained. "My grandmother once told me this story, and from there on out, I have always done so. I have also, always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement.

'In all my years of attending church socials and potluck dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!' So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder "What's with the fork?". Then I want you to tell them: "Keep your fork . the best is yet to come." The pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye.

He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did.
She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's casket and they saw the pretty dress she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the pastor heard the question "What's with the fork?" And over and over he smiled.
During his message, the pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her.

The pastor told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right.

So the next time you reach down for your fork, let it remind you ever so gently, that the best is yet to come.

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.

Show your friends how much you care. Remember to always be there for them, even when you need them more. For you never know when it may be their time to "Keep your fork."

Cherish the time you have, and the memories you share. Being friends with someone is not an opportunity but a sweet responsibility.....

And keep your fork...

   Thank you so much for this selection, Elaine! It's one of my favorites, but I seem to misplace it from time to time.....

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/21/07 - "CELEBRATE !!!! TODAY IS YOUR DAY !!!":

Today is International Disturbed People's Day
Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend... just as I've done.

I don't care if you lick windows ,
take the special bus
or occasionally PEE yourself...
You hang in there, Sunshine,
you're special.

Joyce Cahoon

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks so much, Joyce! It is nice having a Special Day all to myself!  Thanks for remembering me!

  From John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA - 06/21/07 - "Memorial page":


Thank you so much for sending the newsletter memorial page on my mother, Mary Ellen DiGiacomo. It meant a lot to me and my entire family and was a very nice tribute to her. Thanks to all for your prayers and also to all who attended the visitation and funeral. May God Bless you.

John DiGiacomo
NNHS '69

   Thank you, John.  It was my honor to do so; I'm glad y'all liked it.  I added your remarks to your mother's Memorial Newsletter:

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - "Transmission of large data files over the Internet":

Hi, Carol:

    Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) comes through again. The music “quiz” in the recent Newsletters prompted an exchange of emails about various tunes, and Dave was trying to introduce me to a seafaring song when his Internet Service Provider blocked the transmission of a shared tune.

Not one to be willing to quit, the Good Captain searched and found a vendor on the internet that would permit the transmission of a large file to their server, and in turn I was given an alert that the data was available for download from the server.

Sure enough it worked very well. I just read the Newsletter where in Dave provided the website URL, so I will not repeat it here, but confirm that it does work! In fact, the music is on my iPod now and most enjoyable.

TYPHOON Regards,

Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

 Thanks, Adonis! I may have said this once or twice before, but there's just no one like David!

    From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro High, IL) of IL - 06/21/07 - "Yousendit":


I noticed someone mentioned in your newsletter. I personally prefer as you don't need to sign up for an account, and I've never had an upload time out on me with mailbigfile but have with yousendit Yousendit is good, but I like mailbigfile a tad more.

Also, there's a relatively new site designed for image hosting, but apparently also allows for zip and rar files and other formats to be uploaded for free. It's run by some of the people who also run If any of your readers are familiar with that site I'd be impressed, hehe. Anyway, their image/file hosting site is

I haven't really given it a try yet, and it seems to be intended for, ahem, less legal uses, however it could be useful for sharing relatively large files. Like the other sites, it is limited to a 100mb files. It doesn't seem to require an account either. That's probably my chief knock on
yousendit, but for many people that isn't a concern.

 Thanks, Faniel! I was unaware of any of these programs, but they definitely serve a need out there. I did notice with it was better (i.e., faster) to ah, receive than to give!

Well, that will be the case with any of those services. Downloading will be faster than uploading for everyone. One note, I can't recommend

They have settings that supposedly filter out inappropriate content, but they don't seem to work. It's almost certainly going to become a repository for illegal content anyway (like child porn). So, even visiting the site is probably a bad idea at this point. So..... let (everyone) know that (they) should probably avoid

   YIKESARONI-ROONI!!!  Thanks again, Nathaniel! I always appreciate the feedback of experts in the field!

From Robert Price ('61) of VA - 06/22/07 - "The Summer Wind":

"It's designed to break your heart. The game begins in
the spring, when everything is new again, and it
blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and
evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains comes,
it stops, and leaves you to face the fall alone."

- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(4 Apr 1938 - 1 Sep 1989)


I read the quotes at the beginning of your news letter with interest. I often share similar thoughts with those quoted. I’m just not as gifted as they are with the words, but this one confused me. You see if what he describes is the wind its what we used to call ‘summer love’. You know, the person you met at the beach and shared the summer with or the person that was visiting someone in the neighborhood from out of town, or the person you met while you were visiting for the summer vacation. Maybe, it was the person you met from a different part of town while you were working a summer job. Those fleeting little romances of our youth.

Robert ‘61

   I was delighted to find this particular quotation because I thought it could be interpreted several ways. I thought it captured not only thoughts of the coming summer itself, but the essence of the song lyrics as well:

... one day it called to you
And I lost you, to the summer wind...

   And all those wonderful times, however brief they were, gave wonder and beauty and meaning to our lives, and remain there after lo, these many years.

   Thanks for your note, Robert!
I often include things just for my own amusement, so I'm always gratified when they touch or interest someone else as well.


     From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/22/07 - "Fisherman’s Wharf ":

Thursday, June 21, 2007, 12:28 PM Thursday, June 21, 2007, 12:29 PM Thursday, June 21, 2007

I, too, have fond memories of the old Fisherman’s Wharf and had many a fine meal there. You may recall that they opened a Norfolk branch by the same name in the old Neptune's Galley restaurant at the end of Willoughby Spit. That end of Willoughby has been razed in order to erect condos.

I also recall that FW morphed into The Upper Deck, but it was never the same and eventually closed. I believe that the place is unoccupied at present.

   WOWZERONI!!! Your images are beautiful - as always! Thank you so much, Captain!

   From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 06/22/07 - "Fisherman’s Wharf ":

Hey there Carol :-)

... Fisherman's Wharf (Hampton) closed several years ago ... Surf Rider opened a restaurant near there at the end of Marina Road. I'll check some of my 80s and 90s Krabbas for an ad.

Enjoy ...

   Thanks, Tom!

    From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 06/22/07 - "Fisherman’s Wharf ":

The correct name of the road is Ivy HOME Road and very near where I grew up on Henry Street. The Fisherman's Wharf closed quite some time ago, but not before my wedding rehearsal dinner was held there in 1983. When the very famous Nick's Seafood Restaurant in Yorktown closed, the maitre d' (I think) opened the restaurant on Ivy Home Road, but I can't remember what it was named. I went there once and there was a line of people waiting for a table. There was a little elevator on the outside of the building for handicapped people. It's a shame that such a big building went to waste. When I go home, I always have to eat at the Surfrider Restaurant on a little street off Ivy Home Road. Everyone goes there......great food, very casual.

   Thanks, Gloria!

    From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 06/23/07 - "Fisherman’s Wharf ":

Here is what I found out about the restaurant. Not sure how much is accurate.

Mark Shackleford owns (or owned) the building. When he raised the rent, whoever owned the FW let it go. Then
John Breen and Ron Smith opened it as Upper Deck and added the outside elevator. In 02 or 03, whichever hurricane happened, it damaged or destroyed the upper part. And there that huge building just sits and no one wants to use it. I'm surprised it hasn't been torn down and condos built in the place.

   That would no doubt have been that nasty, horrible Hurricane Isabel on September 18, 2003. Thanks again, Gloria!

   From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 06/22/07 - "Fisherman’s Wharf ":



Here is the Fisherman's Wharf ad from page 184 of the 1984 Krabba. I scanned it in hi rez, 1.2 meg, to do it justice .... due to the nature of the sketch it would fuzz up if I lowered it.

Back to Tidewater Summer, already in progress :-)


1984 Krabba, p. 184

   WOWZERS!!! What a find! Thanks, Babe!

    From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL (in response to Tom Norris' 1984 Krabba ad) - 06/23/07 - "Fisherman’s Wharf ":

WOW! Nice.........and to think my rehearsal dinner was there the year before.

   Isn't that cool?!? Thanks, Gloria!

   Thanks to their efforts, we now have a brand new page in Our Old Stomping Grounds: 



   Thank you all so very much!

   Your own memories are requested - and if you happen to have an old image or postcard of this fascinating restaurant, we'd be delighted if you'd share it with us!

From Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA - 06/21/07:

Isn't there an open reunion in the fall of this year?

  Well, um, yeah, uh, kinda sorta, maybe, possibly maybe...

   If the Class of 1965 is able to reschedule their 60th Birthday Party for the fall, I'm reasonably certain it will be open to everyone who reads this Newsletter, regardless of their age, class or even school: 

   The Birthday Party for Everybody hosted by the everlastingly gorgeous    Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at the Canepa Cottage at Buckroe Beach is on Saturday, September 29, 2007.  It is also open to everyone.  I had the privilege of attending last year, and was delighted to discover it was just as much fun as I imagined it would be:

   I've still heard nothing further from the Class of 1967 concerning their 40-Year Reunion over Labor Day weekend, so I don't know whether it will be open or not.

   The Class of 1962 has opened the Friday Night session of their 45-Year Reunion up to the Classes of 1960 to 1965, but you're waaaay too young for that:

   So, ummm, yeah, we'll try to keep you posted on that, Roberta!


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

   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 or call him at 757-618-6646.


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 or call her at 813-920-9498, or write her
14314 Wadsworth Drive, Odessa, FL  33556


   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

What Is This Thing Called Love?

- Cole Porter

I was a hum-drum person
Leading a life apart
When love flew in through my window wide
And quickened my hum-drum heart
Love flew in through my window
I was so happy then
But after love had stayed a little while
Love flew out again

What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?
Just who can solve its mystery?
Why should it make a fool of me?
I saw you there one wonderful day
You took my heart and threw it away
That’s why I ask the lord in heaven above
What is this thing called love?

You gave me days of sunshine
You gave me nights of cheer
You made my life an enchanted dream
’til somebody else came near
Somebody else came near you
I felt the winter’s chill
And now I sit and wonder night and day
Why I love you still?

"What Is This Thing Called Love?" midi courtesy of - 03/30/05

"What Is This Thing Called Love?" lyrics courtesy of - 03/30/05

Pink "I Give You My Love" Heart clip art courtesy of - 04/04/05

Pink Roses Bouquet clip art courtesy of - 04/04/05

Pink Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/04/05

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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!

Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Dancing Couple courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 06/21/07
Thanks, Janice!

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!

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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