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07/18/07 - NNHS Newsletter
Look to the Rainbow

“Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold.
But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure
that your most important decision in the day simply consists
of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”

- Douglas Pagels

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This tune has been running through my head for the last ten days.  When at last I remembered what it was and Googled to find the midi and lyrics, I was delighted and amused to find them both on a page entitled "The World's Most Haunting Melodies".
Boy Howdy!!!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Sandi Bateman Chestnut's ('65 - of VA) husband, Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA

  Have a great day, Dale!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 07/18/07 - "Assorted Rainbows":

   When I began making this Newsletter and found it more difficult than I had expected to locate suitable images for it, I suddenly remembered that we had made a page for the Rainbow Soda Shop.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, I thought I'd go check out what might be available there.  Unfortunately, I found that that page was created while I was just learning how to do such things, and was sorely lacking (and rather garish!) itself.

   So I just kept going, and then redecorated the Rainbow Soda Shop a bit:

      - heavily redesigned

    From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 07/17/07:


Did you get my email last week with the photos of the USMC museum attached?

Al Simms,
Class of 60

   I'm sorry, Al! Yes, of course I did! I thought I'd acknowledged that, but you know what a slacker I am!

I'm working on them now; they'll be in the next regular issue - really, really!

From Someone or Other - 07/16/07 - "Craig Williams":

Do me a favor and ask Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61 - of VA) about her brother Craig Williams!!!

   Oh, Karrin!!! WILD GIGGLES!!!

From Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA to Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 07/13/07:

If you think of anyone else who has passed away in our class let Carol know (and if you have pictures, etc) - she's created a space for us.

From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA to Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA - 07/16/07:

Roberta, what about Johnny Lucas???

  Thank you, Kathy - and Roberta. I found Johnny's birth and death dates on the Social Security Death Index, and added all that information to the In Memoriam page for 1970:

  From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 07/17/07 - "NNHS Class of 67 Reunion":

Carol - 1967 Reunion News

Our Class Flower is Daisy
Colors are Yellow & Green

Friday, August 31, 2007 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday Evening by the Fountain at City Center Oyster Point....Gather at the Red Star Tavern for conversation, relaxation & fun - Casual Dress - Pay your own way - OPEN TO EVERYONE!!

Thank you for posting this information on the website and getting the word out. Thanks for all you do to keep us all informed - I love to read all the news about our "Typhoon Family".

Thanks again :-) Marty Whitmore McCoy - NNHS Class of 67

   OPEN TO EVERYONE?!? Thanks so much, Marty!!! I've added this awesome news to your reunion page as well as to the announcement on the front index page.  Then I spiffed up your graduation page as well as your contact page:

  From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 07/18/07 - "NNHS Class of 67 Reunion":

Thanks Carol -

I give you permission to scan my senior picture :-)


   Oh, GOODY!!! Thanks! I added it here as well:

    From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - phone call of 07/17/07 - "Old Movie":

I saw that movie, too!
AHA!!! We may even have all been together! 
However,    Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) doesn't think it was made in 3-D, after all - which may explain why we're having trouble finding it that way.....

   Thanks, Cheryl! It was fun talking with you - as always!

  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - "Gandhi Movie: Simla 1931 visiting Viceroy and Nehru's obituary audio":

   WOWZERONI!!! Living history! Thanks, Jamey!

  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 07/17/07, 3:29 PM - "RE: Forwarded mp3 of 'I Know Why Dreamers Cry' from Dicky Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA":

Thanks, Carol ... had not heard this one before ... saved to the hard drive and will be played at a cruise-in or reunion soon. Killer song!


   I rather thought you'd like that one, Tommee!

  From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 07/17/07, 6:55 PM - "I Know Why Dreamers Cry":

Hi all

The one that is item 190080485304 on eBay is by the Hamptons, not Gary and Melvin.

Still hunting...

   OOPS!  Well, the search continues then..... Thanks, Dicky!

  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA  - 07/17/07, 7:01 PM - "RE - Jean Poole Burton's ('64 - of RI) Find of 'I Know Why Dreamers Cry' on eBay":

Carol /Jean... thanks for the info on the record by The Hamptons on eBay ... it now belongs to Da Babe ... a welcome addition to my local oldies collection.


   COOL BEANS!!! Congratulations, Babe!


From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 07/17/07 - "Grandma Faith's Website * Boogie Through Life":

I know you will enjoy this page as much as I did.

   You're right, Eva - I do!  Thanks so much!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/17/07:

Hi, Carol:

Well, after reading the See You in September newsletter and the comments by 
  Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC about Larry Armstrong ('53 - of MD), one can readily see that my sister Nancy Madagan Van Orden ('61) of FL and    Judi Hawley Whitestone ('61) of VA were not the only ones struck by the handsome form of their Life Guard and Swimming Instructor at the Municipal Pool in Newport News.

Marvin Turley was the Head Life Guard back then, and Larry Armstrong and Ronnie Jenkins were the two life guards and swimming instructors at the pool. Ronnie recently won a 70 mile bicycle race here in Florida, so you can tell that he has not slacked off in his physical training since retiring as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Larry Armstrong is now a restaurateur in Annapolis, Maryland.

   Thanks, Joe! I've added your comment to Mr. Armstrong's page:


In addition to adding Beaconsdale to the pages of Our Neighborhoods, maybe you can persuade
   Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI to furnish you with a photo or two of Colonial Place Church of Christ so you can add it to the pages of Our Places of Worship on the website.

   Those will be two great new pages! I'm hoping to create them tomorrow, Major Madagan!

Thank you for all you do for the TYPHOON Nation and all the refugees from other schools.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you, Adonis!

  From Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL - 07/17/07:


No problem on putting my e-mail out there. Picture also. Birthday was (is?) 5/30/1947, the TRUE Memorial Day! Back then, I was always off on my birthday before they went to the "last Monday" junk! :)

Love ya! Mickey

   Thanks, Mickey Darlin'! I've scanned your senior portrait and added your information to all of those pages:

   Did I ever thank you for saving my sanity (well, some of it, anyway!) during our graduation?  NO?!? Well, the story is on this page - and THANKS!!!

    From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO and DC - 07/17/07 - "Summertime Summertime Midi File":

Is this one of the songs you are looking for?

   Paul, you Sweetie-Pie! That's it exactly! Thanks so much! It'll be on the very next regular Newsletter!

    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton - '63) of MD - 07/18/07:

Seeing the picture of Buckroe Beach took me back to when I was a lifeguard there in the early 60's. One afternoon while sitting up on my stand in front of the main pavilion, I noticed three or four guys wrestling in the sand and being quite boisterous. No harm, no foul. But upon a closer look, none of them had on bathing suits, in fact none of them had on ANYTHING! They were all quite nude. I approached them apprehensively and interrupted their rough housing and asked them what they thought they were doing, to which they replied, "Oh, just having a wee bit of fun, Mate."

I replied, "Well, you can't go around in a public place in the nude."

They replied, "Why not?"

about 1970

So I explained and they complied with my direction to put their swim trunks back on. By this time a crowd had gathered to enjoy the spectacle. It was apparent that they were all inebriated, so I asked them what they had been drinking and one of them lifted up a fifth bottle and said, "A bit of the Grand Old Dad, would you care to partake?"

I just laughed and returned to my stand. We got a lot of interesting characters at the beach coming off the foreign ships that put in at Newport News back in those days.

Chandler Nelms

   What a perfectly wonderful story! Thanks for sharing it, Chandler Darlin'!


  From Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 07/11/07:

Carol, dearest of the Dear, our Peninsula Sports Club is holding a special night for ex-NNHS/Menchville HS coach Charley Nuttycombe and we desperately need a method of spreading the word. Your web site might be the best of ways to do so.

Please, capture/reformat/re-do the following and post as a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – MILESTONE AWARD on NNHS65:


The Peninsula Sports Club honors NNHS and Menchville HS Coach Charley Nuttycombe
 Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 6:00 PM - Social; 6:30 PM - Dinner (BBQ, fried chicken & trimmings)
 Knights of Columbus Hall – 100 Columbus Way (off Nettles Drive) Newport News, VA
 Cost is $8 per person; RSVP no layer than Thursday, July 26, 2007 by calling 886-2745 (X100) or 592-8848.
 All (1956-1970) NNHS and (1970-1989) Menchville HS football and track team members
are encouraged to attend and make this a truly memorable night for Coach Nuttycombe.

Many, many thanks to you, Carol.

Steve Veazey NNHS ‘60

   Oh, Steve, how exciting! It'll be carried on all the Newsletters between now and then.  It's also posted on the main page of the site, as well as Coach Nuttycombe's page:


.    Thanks, Sweetie!

From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA to    Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 06/29/07  - "Looking for NNHS - class of 67":

If anybody has any contact information on the following- please let me know....Melissa is sending out letters with a form for you to return for the upcoming Reunion and we need to contact the following:

Frances Artman Shelton
Tanya Colleen Back Culp
Bradford Michael Bethea
Karen Kay Bost Jessup - I have sent her an email
Cathy Lee Crocker Kinzler
James Norman Dinwiddie - I sent him an email
Billy Conn Fox
Jerry Wayne Garrison
Robert Edward Howell - We called him Rocky
Colleen James Cole
Cloid Kenneth Jordan
Patrick Jude O'Brien
Eugene Leroy Price
Judith Ellen Salken
Kenneth J. Schwartz
James Clifton Wright

Thanks & hope to see you all soon for the BIG 40 !! :-) Marty

Marty McCoy
Office Manager

  From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 07/01/07 - "Looking for NNHS - class of 67":


We are searching for classmates for our upcoming reunion during Labor Day weekend ... can you help?

Contact Marty McCoy at

 I think we can do that, Terry! I'll call Marty soon - really, I will - and make another page or two for your Reunion, and then we'll try to hunt these Sweetie-Pies down for you.  I'm pretty sure at least one or two of them should be a piece of cake!

   Thanks, Terry - and Marty!

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 06/26/07 - "Calling all Riverside Hospital Graduates":

I just received this email from a high school classmate to pass on. Please pass onto anyone you think might be a nurse or knows someone so they can have a great reunion. With so many people moving or getting married or re-married after graduation, it is hard to find everyone and emailing is a wonderful tool.



I know you have access to other classes besides our own. We are trying to let as many people know about our reunion as possible. Please forward this if it is not too much trouble.

Riverside School of Professional Nursing is having a Grand Reunion of all classes July 21 and July 22, 2007. There will be a luncheon on Saturday and a tour of the new school campus. Saturday night is open for the individual classes to meet. Sunday there will be a family picnic in NN Park, Jefferson Avenue near Ft. Eustis.

If you are a graduate or know someone who is, please help us get the word out so as many as possible will know and be able to attend. e-mail response or questions to:

You can also e-mail me.
Judy Ring Whitehead


   Thanks, Karrin! We always try to promote any and any reunions to help insure their success, as I've come to believe they are more important than we ever realized.  I've also added this listing to our "Dates to Remember" below.


1. Friday, July 20, 2007 - 6:30 PM - RHONDELS IN YORKTOWN - OPEN TO ALL "Farmers, Tie-foons and Krabbas - and even those Richmond folks from TJ"


3. Thursday, July 26, 3007 - Last day to RSVP to Peninsula Sports Club for Coach Charley Nuttycombe's Milestone Award

4. Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Peninsula Sports Club's Milestone Award for Coach Charley Nuttycombe's  

5. Thursday, August 2, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

6. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960

7. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967 - FRIDAY NIGHT: OPEN TO ALL

8. Thursday, September 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

9. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957

10. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for All of Us - OPEN TO ALL

11. Thursday, October 4, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

12. Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Reunion - NNHS CLASSES OF 1941 AND 1942

13. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

14. Thursday, November 1, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

15. Thursday, December 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

16. 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 five 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 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
For information/reservations, please contact:

Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


  From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 07/11/07 - "Magazine Ads of yesteryear - #5 in a Series of 8 or 9":


Thought you might like these.

Great old Ads. Although, the last one is questionable for this forum.

God bless

Richard Dawes

   YIKESARONI!!! WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Dicky!

   There's much more to come - next time!

   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

Look to the Rainbow

Words and Music by E.Y. Harburg and Burton Lane, from "Finian's Rainbow," 1946

On the day I was born,
Said my father, said he
I've an elegant legacy waiting for ye.
'Tis a rhyme for your lips
And a song for your heart
To sing it whenever the world falls apart

(chorus -)
Look, look, look to the rainbow
follow it over the hill and stream
look look look to the rainbow
follow the fellow who follows a dream.

'Twas a sumptuous gift
To bequeath to a child
Oh, the lure of that song kept me feet running wild
For you never grow old
And you never stand still
With whippoorwills singing beyond the next hill.

So I pondered my heart
and I roamed the world free
To the east with the lark
To the west with the sea
And I searched all the earth
And I scanned all the skies
But I found it at last in my own true love's eyes.

“Look to the Rainbow” midi and lyrics courtesy of “The World's Most Haunting Melodies” - - 07/15/07

Rainbow Image courtesy of - 07/16/07

Rainbow Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/16/07

Animated Tiny 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
Thanks, Al!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Crab clip art courtesy of - 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!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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