06/25/08 - NNHS Newsletter
"Come back to me in dreams; that I may give
"Come back to me in dreams; that I may give
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
If this issue looks and sounds familiar to you, there's a perfectly good reason for that; we run it each year:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcWspfgk9c8 - The Lady in Red - Chris De Burgh
- TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today to David Lundquist ('57) AND Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Fred Eubank ('64) of TX!
Happy Birthday this week to:
27 - Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL;
28 - Andrew Puckett ('57)
Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA;
29 - Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA;
30 - Blaine Crum ('57);
Julius Benton ('58) of VA
Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX;
02 - Fred Mays ('60) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
FromSusan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX - 06/25/08 - "74,500":
Did I get it?
The counter says 74,500.
Have a great day!!!
Susan Harlin (TX '72)
Susan Harlin, Photographer
Fine Art Photography. . .the Old Fashion Way.
Yes' ma'am, you did indeed! Congratulations, Susan! How many ornaments do I owe you now?? Send me your mailing address, and two colors of your choice for each ornament, and I'll mail you some shortly!
HEALTH UPDATE AND ALERT:
1. From Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - 06/23/08 - "hope i get u !!!!":
THIS IS WHAT I SENT TO MY CLASS ('66):
CONNIE BLOXOM THOMPSON
WHAT FABULOUS NEWS!!! Thank you for letting us know, Connie, bless your heart!
2. Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA:
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/24/08 - "Jimmy is in hospital":
From Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA - 06/24/08 - "Jimmy is in hospital":
OH, NO!!! I'm so sorry to hear this! Thank you so much for letting us know, Judy! We will definitely keep both Jimmy and his sweet wife, Melody, in our hearts and prayers!
From Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA - 06/22/08:
Carol, thank you very much for the birthday wishes. Hope you are feeling better soon.
You're welcome, Lady - and thank you! I actually seem to be doing much better now in several ways (I don't want to say that too loudly, lest it all return with a vengeance); I've even lost twelve pounds lately! WHOO-HOO!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 06/23/08:
Let us fervently hope so, Glenn! I didn't did well at all with 60, and now 61 is barreling down on me - WILD MOURNFUL GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Honey!
How 'bout it, Sweetie-Pies?!?
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 06/23/08 - "ZIP CODE GAS":
Be a good neighbor and pass this along....
This is not only very helpful and informative, but quite fascinating and fun to check! Thanks so much, Glenn!
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 06/24/08 - "The New 5 Dollar Bill":
|"Ain't it da truf?!?" Thanks, Janice!|
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 06/24/08 - "Send in the Clowns":
But he also took a very famous picture of
in "Weary Willie" attire (see below - also included in the attachment).
Marcus and his wife lived in Stuart Gardens for a few years, then for many years in the Newport News area north of the Mariners' Museum, where they raised three sons. When he passed on, he left behind over 15,000 images of maritime subjects, circus scenes...and clowns.
I like to think this song was playing in the background when he got to the pearly gates - where he probably held things up a bit while he snapped a bunch of pictures from several different angles.
WOWZERONI! I was quite unfamiliar with all this! Thanks so much, Bill - and LOOKY-LOOKY!!! I found a link to your essay, so we need only click here, and choose to view it as a PDF file, and we can all see the images that I cannot seem to be able to figure out how to process - WHOO-HOO! I'm so EXCITED!!!
From Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA - 06/24/08, 12:28 PM - " Coach Helms":
I was saddened to see the passing of Coach Bill
Helms. He was my gym teacher for 3 years I believe. He always acted tough and
loved barking his orders in gym classes. But, at least the way I saw him, he was
really a softy and quite caring of his students. I see he was an elementary
school principal for several years so this shows the kind of man he must have
One of the things we had to accomplish in gym, the boys at least, was to climb "the rope". You had to climb it to the top of the gym, touch the top, and scoot back down. Coach Helms had worked with getting me further up the rope each time I climbed. Finally, it was either 10th or 11th grade, I made it to the top and started down. Well, I fear heights terribly so about three feet from the top I froze. Coach Helms and Coach Range were yelling, trying to get me down. I clutched harder to the rope. Coach Range was mad and fussing but Coach Helms saw this a big problem. Everybody was tense and I was just plain old scared. Coach Helms said that I had to come down one way or the other. So I just let go and plunged toward the floor. Coach Helms braced himself and the moment I hit bottom he grabbed me breaking my fall. I went to the floor but not hard. Coach Helms was shaking and Coach Range shared his temper with me a bit.
As the gym was winding down for the day Coach
Helms came over to me putting his finger in my chest and said "Nichols - don't
you ever touch this rope again, and if anyone tries to make you tell them to
come see me". But from this adventure came a loose coach/student relationship
that I have always held fondly. I think he was a very good man.
Ed Nichols, NNHS Class of 1962
What a great memory! Thank you, Eddie! I've posted this on both Coach Helms' pages:
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA to the Members of the Class of 1958 - 06/24/08, 7:51 PM - "Obituary for NNHS Coach Bill Helms":
Thank you, Joe! I've posted this on both Coach Helms' pages as well:
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/25/08 - "BEACON - 10 APRIL 1964 (Part one of two)":
Old Beacons are always
nostalgically interesting, but permit me to draw your attention to
Chris Kypriandes’ ('65) (22 Sept
1946 - 24 Feb 1998) prophetic rebuttal of an opinion piece on Page
Two. To paraphrase an old adage, Chris put his “life” where his mouth was
by serving his country in Viet Nam and, ultimately, dying in 1998 as a
result of that service. As Chris encouraged us to believe in 1964, such
patriots still exist today, some 44 years later.
Chris, I thank you for your service and for your sacrifice and for your inspiration to all of us across the decades. Rest well and in honor, my old friend.
|Friday, April 10, 1964||Friday, April 10, 1964||Friday, April 10, 1964||Friday, April 10, 1964||Friday, April 10, 1964|
|Page One - TOP||Page One - BOTTOM||Page Two - TOP||Page Two - BOTTOM||Page Two - Mr. Willey|
Well, Captain, "ya got me" - but I was overdue for a good old fashioned cry-fest anyway. Thank you so much for your beautiful and poignant words - to which I can only add a heartfelt "Amen".
Thank you, Brown Eyes!
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: 04/28/08; update of 06/23/08 - surgery on right eye - 07/01/08; surgery on left eye to follow several weeks later as financial goals are met
Connie Bloxom ThompsonD 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. Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA - stroke in June
6.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
7. 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
8. 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
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
10. 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."
11. 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)."
12. 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. "
13. 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."
15. Jim Wilson ('58) of VA recovering from prostate surgery on 06/02/08
16. All of Us
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 -NNHS CLASS OF 1968:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html - 03/31/08
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008- NNHS CLASS OF 1963:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html - 03/26/08
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
To donate, click on the gold seal on the left,
or just mail it to my home. Thanks!
The Lady in Red
Words and Music by Chris de Burgh, 1986
"The Lady in Red" midi courtesy of http://www.jadierose.com/midicollection.html
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art
courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Animated Army Flag courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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