07/07/08 - NNHS Newsletter
“Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested. So let us not be idle.”
- Gustav Mahler
(7 July 1860 - 18 May 1911)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I've been celebrating Mahler's birthday for forty-eleven years now, but then haven't we all?!?
And we did observe it here the last two years as well, so we're continuing this musical selection with No. 4:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/07-07-06-NNHS-Gustav-Mahlers-146th-Birthday.html - "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen N:o 2: Ging heut' Morgen übers Feld (Songs of a Traveling Journeyman No. 2: I Went This Morning over the Field)"
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/07-07-07-NNHS-Gustav-Mahlers-147th-Birthday.html - "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen N:o 3: Ich hab' ein glühend Messer (Songs of a Traveling Journeyman No. 3: I Have a Gleaming Knife)"
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today to our Two-Fer, Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
09 - Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
1. My second granddaughter, Rachel Harty of IL:
From My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL - 07/06/08:
The doctors are pleased and a
little surprised I think at how well Rachel's leg has healed. She is doing
great! They gave her a boot to wear because we are going to Girl's Camp
next week. She starts physical therapy the week after we get back. They
were surprised by the range of movement she had when they took off the
cast. She has a follow up appointment in a month.
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thank you, Miss Mary - and give Rachel a big hug and a kiss for me, too!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/05/08:
"This too shall pass."
Thank you so much, Shari - I hope everything's all better now, too!
From John Murden ('60) of VA - 07/06/08 - "Photo update":
I have come to the conclusion that one can't stay 18 years of age forever - except on the NNHS website!
Oh, say it isn't so!!! It's such a pleasant "reality"!
So I am providing you a more recent photo of me to use however you may.
Good shot! Thanks, John! I'd recognize you anywhere - even with the beard!
|Sunday, May 25, 2008|
The facial hair is a "retirement project" started last September and retained at the urging of my dear wife. Before, she had urged me to remove self-encouraged growth on my part when she was away on trips. Goes to show that there are all sorts of perks to retirement! Now, if we can get our youngest through college so my wife can retire …!
I want also to thank those who comforted me after the passing of my brother. I received condolences from classmates near and far, and want them all to know how much their thoughtfulness is appreciated.
I'm not going to tell you my birthday, but I was born three days after Pearl Harbor …
AHA - a combined history AND math test - MORE GIGGLES!!! Fortunately, I was able to decipher that one all by myself, so I added your name to that page:
Thank you, Carol, for all you do to lift our spirits while keeping us up on what Typhooners are doing.
Thank you, John! I appreciate that!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS -'73) of VA - 07/06/08 - "met Dale Lucado ('68 - of VA) yesterday plus other stuff":
Hi Carol ... had the opportunity to meet Dale Lucado yesterday at the Mustang
show on Mellen Street in Phoebus. I was DJing along
with live music by the Jimmy Jones band ... I dedicated "Don't Leave Me Girl" by
Danny & The Delnotes (how many DJs actually have a copy of that one!) to him and
the NNHS class of '68 .. wonderful man and a pleasure to chat with.
Saw Bobby Turpin ('58 - of VA) at the Yorktown car show on July 4th ... didn't get a change to chat with him ... did talk with Dave Arnold ('65 - of VA) for a bit ... as well as Howard Hodnett ('45 - of VA) who was at BOTH shows (he sure gets around!).
If you're caught up yet (???) I still have some stuff to scan and send you for the website ... NNHS-Suffolk football programs from the late 1950s, as well as some HHS stuff from the era that folks might like. Redecorating my home (AKA 'museum') so some stuff is boxed away .. but when you're ready let me know :-).
Take care ...
What fun, seeing everyone that way!
Well, Tommee, I gotta tell ya - I think chances are excellent I ain't nebbah gonna git caught up - so ya might as well start sending me images anyway. Just please split them in batches of two or three so they won't short-circuit whatever's left of my feeble mind as I try to process them!
Really, we'd love to have them - thanks, Babe!
From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 07/06/08 - "Ellena Armistead":
They do all seem to be doing well and leading exciting lives at the moment, Norm!
Bethany didn't really move out; she's a busy
stay-at-home mom, home-schooling her five children - but she did begin a
home-based business, primarily online:
Her hubby, my #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of OH - celebrated a super exciting Fourth of July with his fellow Civil War Re-enactors at the 145th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, crossing Cemetery Ridge as did my great-grandfather, Capt. William Munford Tuck, CSA (16 Dec 1932 - 17 Oct 1899 ), Commander of Company K, Third Virginia Regiment, Kemper's Brigade, Longstreet's Corps.
|Monday, June 23, 2008|
|Brent, Bethany, Jacob, Thomas, Emeline, Joe, and Jimmy Harty|
I've been on a bit of hiatus since bragging in May about my 12-month period of no hospitalization. I've been getting my cardiac ventricle rewired, and am doing well once more.
While perusing the teacher pages I noted you have no pictures of Miss Ellena Armistead (see attached), who was my seventh-grade teacher at John W. Daniel Elementary (1955-56). She was especially patient and kind with me. She once stayed after school to check on my welfare in the nurse's office after I chased a fly kick ball on the playground. I watched the ball and collided head first with the basketball pole, knocking me unconscious. Maybe she gave me a break on my final grades because of verifiable brain damage!
|1960 Anchor, p. 110||1963 Anchor, p. 15|
She went on to teach history and geography, plus guidance counselor at NNHS. She was a good teacher and warm person. I wonder if any information exists on where she might have gone/is today.
Norm Covert ('61) MD
Thanks for the nudge and the great recollection, Norm!
Encouraged by not finding Miss Armistead on the SSDI, I ran her name through whitepages.com, and BINGO!
And, oh, yes, the brand new page:
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/06/08 - "FLAG JUMP - - AWESOME":
WOWZERONI!!! Thank you, Joyce!
"Opening Ceremonies Flag Jump
The Gathering of Mustangs & Legends
"The Final Roundup"
Rickenbacker International Airport
Friday September 28, 2007
IN THIS VIDEO, watch as one jumper exits from the Cessna 182 jump aircraft and deploys the American flag while the national anthem is played. The jumper is being circled by the four PT-17 Stearmans of the Red Baron Squadron, and as he makes his decent upon Rickenbacker International Airport, a flight of three P-51 Mustangs makes a pass down the show line (behind the flag) to help open up the Friday show. The jumper featured in the video is Paul McCowan, the founder of the E Team Skydivers, based in Ohio. His site is at http://www.eteamskydivers.com."
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 07/07/08 - "RE: Fwd from Frank Friedland ('60) of VA - RE: Bobby Hedrick ('58 - of VA)":
I will be happy to send this
I read it and was shocked - I did not know that one could live without the pancreas. This is great news and know that Bobby will appreciate this. How thoughtful of Frank to send this.
See how you affect so many lives? Thank you Carol.
GULP - what a sweet thing to say! Thanks so much, Evelyn!
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1. 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
2. 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
3.Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
4.Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA - stroke on 06/17/08; update of 06/25/08 - SEE: 06/26/08; update of 07/02/08 - SEE: 07/03/08
5. 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
6. Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - knee surgery with complications on 07/01/08 - SEE: 07/03/08
7. 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; update of 07/06/08: SEE ABOVE
8. Bitsy Heath ('57) of VA - 07/02/08 - abdominal aneurysm requiring surgery; also having other issues with breathing and pulmonary output; SEE:07/03/08
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."
14. Jim Wilson ('58) of VA recovering from prostate surgery on 06/02/08
15. 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
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Midi of Mahler's "Lieder eines
fahrenden Gesellen N:o 4: Die zwei blauen Augen" courtesy
of http://www.cs.hut.fi/~mam/music.html - 07/07/08
Lyrics of Mahler's "Lieder eines
fahrenden Gesellen N:o 4: Die zwei blauen Augen" courtesy
of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lieder_eines_fahrenden_Gesellen - 07/07/08
First Image of Gustav Mahler courtesy of http://www.classical-composers.org/comp/mahler - 07/07/06
Second Image of Gustav Mahler courtesy of http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4801501 - 07/07/06
Red and Blue Diamond Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars18.html - 07/05/07
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Anchor clip art courtesy of
(FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific
Thanks again, Herbie!
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