07/20/04 - NNHS Newsletter - I Love This Job!

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's only been a few days since I've written you, but so much has happened that I'm
ridiculously far behind again already - and that's okay!  I'll catch up soon enough.  Right
now I'll just tell you six super cool things, and save the rest for later.

   On Bastille Day, July 14, while I was babysitting Ben, my favorite local two-year-old, I had a
surprise phone call from - Mr. Wilson!  That's right - our beloved Band Director!  What a great treat! 
He gave me permission to add his email address to his page,  and to place him on the mailing list. 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-JPW.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html

   He also asked that I amend the Band page by adding the name and image of NNHS's very first
Band Director, Miss Eleanor Sherman.  So I did.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/band.html

   Thanks, Mr. Wilson!  See you in October!  I love this job!

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   Tim Parsons ('73) of VA has been quietly sending me all manner of delightful goodies,
most of which I've not even had a chance to process yet.  This one is absolutely incredible:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/oddsends.html 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/The-Beacon-05-28-70.html 

   This is so cool, it's also cross-referenced on the appropriate Teacher pages:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-Julie-Conn.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-Garland-Conn.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-Pully.html

   See, how many of us older ones would ever have chanced upon such a treasure - much less
been able to peruse it at will for the rest of time?!?  Thanks, Tim!   I love this job!

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   Joe Madagan ('57) of FL and Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, bless their sweet hearts, have for the last
month been gently encouraging me to expand and refine the "Famous Military" pages.  Not only are there
now five such pages - which grow daily, I believe, but thanks to Joe's sharing of "Famous Marines", it is
now linked to a Marine web ring of 1700 Real Marines, plus another mailing list of 800 more Real Marines. 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-airmen.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-coast-guardsmen.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-marines.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-sailors.html - If you haven't seen the totally awesome link
which Dave Spriggs compressed for us of the final firing of Wisconsin's 16" guns, what on earth are you
waiting for?!?  (SHHH!  Don't tell anybody I just ended that sentence in a preposition!)

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-soldiers.html

   See the mentioned link to Famous Marines here:

http://www.bobrohrer.com/links.html

   Is that not just too cool?!?

   WOWZERS!  To say that these pages have grown beyond my wildest imaginings doesn't begin to touch it!
Thanks, Guys!  I love this job!

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   I'm not sure how many of the rest of you will get as big a kick out of this as I did, but I have a
thing for old Mack buses.  I've always thought in my heart of hearts that they were the only "real"
buses.  It seemed to me that newer models only developed as we entered into some sort of Medieval
period of bus designs, when the original pure knowledge of bus designing became lost to the world.

   When Bruce Korusek (John Marshall High, '66) of VA joined our group, he began supplying us
with fabulous images of our old CRT buses.  I personally am in Hog Heaven!  He not only sends the
beautiful photos he took in years past, but supplies the matching histories to complete the picture! 
He sent some truly awesome images this week:  

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/crt.html

   Thanks so much, Bruce!  I love this job!

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   Oh - this has to be a One-of-a-Kind.  Pam and I have been friends since third grade at Magruder;
Dave and I didn't really meet until NNHS.  Just go look for yourselves:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Celebration-07-17-04.html

   Absolutely incredible!  I'll choke up and be unable to finish this Newsletter if I say more.  Thanks so
much for including me in your celebration!  I love this job!

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   And when I checked my mailbox Sunday morning after returning from the celebration in Williamsburg,
I found a letter from Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA with the most precious photos inside taken in 1949
of Jimmy and Kathleen ('60) and Forrest Powell ('63):

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/spring-1949-hampton-ave.html

   These are SOOO adorable!  If I were a nice person, I'd mail these to you, Forrest, but I'm afraid I can't bear
to part with them.  Jimmy, why don't you make Forrest another set?  I'll add mine to my albums which I'm
bringing to the Reunion for the Memorabilia Table.  Then you can all see them there.

   Thanks so very, very much, Jimmy-Jimmy!  Now if I just had another copy of you in your dress blues like
the one I used to carry in my billfold, I could die happy.

   I LOVE THIS JOB!

   Y'all take care.

                                   Love to all, Carol
 

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."

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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9305
910-488-9408


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