07/31/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Once in a Blue Moon

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is one of those wonderful Blue Moons, so go make some magic! 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/07/0728_040728_bluemoon.html

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From Linda Boatright Fitzgerald ('66) of FL - 07/28/04:

Carol,
I don't know if you received the e-mail I sent letting you know that our cousin,
Don Paradice, returned from Iraq at the end of June. Thanks again to everyone
for all the prayers.

   Thanks, Linda - again!  This would be one of those cases of my double procrastination.  This page
needs so many updates!  I'll have to call around and find out the information.  I made a very few -
including Don's.  We're thankful that he's home and well.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/in-harms-way.html

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From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/28/04:

Hi!  Carol I am enjoying this sight so much!  I think you DESERVE a parade. 
I would certainly try to get there.  Actually, it should be here on Huntington
Avenue in front of NNHS -- even if it isn't used for that purpose.  It will always
be NNHS.  I enjoyed looking at the birthday site. There sure are a lot of '47's. 
You can add Jerry and me to that year.  His BD is Sept. 25th and mine is Oct. 11. 
I think you share a BD with Chuck Springfield.  Marilyn (Payne) Springfield's is
July 17th. Gosh, I wish we could all get together for a group hug. 
:)::):):):):):):):):):):):):)::):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Oh! Monty's is April 18, '43
 
Looking forward to the reunion!

   Thanks, Judy!  You made my whole day!!! Tell Monty Hi for me!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

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From Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 07/28/04:

Carol,
Great work...what keeps you going.
Here is a piece of trivia.  Ron Smith (1965) and I (1966) were roommates in College while attending
Campbell University not far from Fayetteville.
I think it was great that so many Typhooners rallied around to support Bob Yevak.  Thinks should be
looking up for him and his daughter.
Through your network, France Goodson and I have been emailing each other.  She lives not far from
where I work at the Social Security Administration (SSA).  Linda and I plan to meet her for lunch one
day soon.

   Thanks, Don!  What keeps me going?!?  Oh, Don, I'm living out a fantasy!  Why WOULDN'T I keep going! 
Giggles!!!  I'm having the time of my life!  What could be more fun?  I hear from everybody!  It just gets better
and better!

   And when we're able to do something incredible between ourselves, as with the Yevak's, it's really elating.

   Ron Smith was telling me about his time at Campbell University when I saw him at the Arnold's on the 17th -
how you'd have to come in to Fayetteville from Buie's Creek for dances because they weren't allowed on the
Baptist-sponsored school campus.  But he didn't mention that you were his roommate!  I did not know that! 
How fun!

   I did know that you and Frances were corresponding.  That is one of the major purposes of the website
and Newsletter - the reconnecting of old friends and the forging of new friendships.  It always delights me when
I hear of y'all getting together!  I think that's simply mahvelous, Dahling!  Thanks for sharing that with us, Don!

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From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 07/29/04:

Can you ask Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) to tell us about her brother Bill ('67). He rode our bus.
Also can you ask Joe Madagan ('57) to find out about Charles Maddy ('64) ...he was in my classes at Woodrow
Wilson from first grade through seventh grade...I would very much like to know about these people.
Thanks...and for all the neat stuff you are doing. I do not know how you do it all...but then I have been daydreamin'
for a lot of my life. I am getting company tomorrow from out of town and am I sick of cleaning!!! I have cleaned until
I do not know another thing to clean...and hidden all my junk and clutter so I won't know where to find a thing when
they leave! Tomorrow a.m. I have to give up my bathroom...I plan to put all my lotions and potions on a big tray and hide
them under my bed! We have our daughter's two cats right now and one of them likes to sprawl out on the dining room
table...woe is me...so I cannot put a table cloth on ahead of time. They (cats) have taken over. Luckily we have planned
activities for Sat. and Sun. so we won't be here too much to stress the cats out!
Love, Jean Burton

  Hey, Jean!  I got such a kick out of your letter!  I hope we'll be able to find out about Bill and Charles for you.

   And I personally enjoy daydreaming.  I draw sustenance from it, and always have.  I think reality is vastly overrated. 
Here lately I daydream about the Reunion in October.  When things go really well, I even dream about it at night while I sleep!

   As for house cleaning....Sigh....Let me recommend this wonderful tool:

http://flylady.net

  The Fly (Finally Loving Yourself) Lady teaches correct principles.  When I abide by them, things go well, and everyone
is happy.  When I don't, CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) reigns and I'm miserable. Besides, she's a lot of fun,
and I'm all for that!

   Have fun with your company, Jean - and thanks! 

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From Cookie Phillips ('64) of VA - 07/29/04:

I had to laugh when I read Jean Poole's nostalgic memories of Mr.
Nuttycombe's
class. I think Jean and I were in the same class. I remember
friends passing popcorn through the open windows. Also, early on as a
mouse, an upperclassman told me to always ask Mr. Nuttycombe about a T
formation ( I think I am remembering that correctly) and he would change
quickly from history to football. Sure enough, it worked. He was and still
is a sports fanatic.
I saw him recently in Chesapeake Bagel with a female coach and they were
headed to a practice.
Thank goodness some things never change.
Also, to Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62), that is a fun web site.

   Giggles!  Thanks, Cookie!  And that site Brownie found IS a hoot, isn't it?!?

   
"Thank goodness some things never change."  I like that!  I like that a lot!!  I like that MUCH
better than "Everything changes."  Yes, much better indeed.  'Cause I don't LIKE happy and wonderful
and joyous things to change.  I only like ROTTEN and CRUMMY and DREADFUL things to change! 
Thanks again, Cookie!  That line made my whole day!  (Okay, so I'm easily amused!)

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The Saga of the Rings:

From Kathy Clark ('63) of VA to Brian Beachum ('73) of VA -  0728/04:

Brian, I too would like to replace my class ring. Mine was destroyed in a fire
(along with my home and all its contents!) in 1989. I am class  of 1963 (so I
doubt we ever met) but I'd love to know if you hear of any prospects. I know
the company that made then was Josten's and they came to the school to fit
us. And I don't know about yours but ours were 10K gold. That was before
things got so expensive.

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From Brian Beachum ('73) of VA to Kathy Clark ('63) of VA -  07/28/04:

Hey Kathy,
I knew Josten's was the maker and I have contacted them. Unfortunately, they destroy the molds
a few years after the school goes belly up. They cannot recast the ring for this reason.  I'm trying
to find an actual ring to purchase or to recast from a mold of an existing ring.  I have an alumni
in Norfolk, VA that is willing to lend me his ring to use for the mold. I know a great local jeweler
that will cast the ring, modify the year, and recast the ring in 10kt gold and set a new stone in the
face bezel. The cost will be about $700, but what are your memories worth?  My NNHS memories
are worth much more.
I'll keep the group informed of my progress.

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From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to Brian Beachum ('73) of VA and his Marine buddy, John Adams of KY,
and Me ('65) of NC -  07/28/04:

Hi, Brian:
A Marine Corps buddy of mine by the name of John W. Adams is a retired high school principal,
and after he retired from education he entered the world of high school ring sales with a major supplier.
I am providing John a copy of this message, with your message pasted below, to see if he can give you
any advice with respect to replacing the lost ring.
Semper Fidelis,
Joe Madagan
NNHS Class of 1957
 
Hi, John: If you can help Brian, it will certainly be appreciated. You might get your name in the
Famous Marines page on this neat web site. Semper Fidelis, Joe.
 
Hi, Carol: I just might send you a photo of John W. Adams in his football uniform when he played for the
Fifth Naval District Football Champions in 1958. He is a handsome chap, from Kentucky. Tough life, living
on a beautiful houseboat on the Cumberland Lake in Kentucky.

  (I think we can safely expect to see John appearing on "Famous Marines" any moment now... . Thanks, Joe!)

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

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From John Adams of KY to Brian Beachum ('73) of VA and Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/29/04:

Brian,
 
     My name is John Adams and I was a salesman for the L.G. Balfour Ring Company.
The first thing you have to know is who made the rings for your school in that year. After
that all you have to do is get in touch with a salesman, or the Company directly, and
they should be able to manufacture an exact duplicate of you ring.
    If that doesn't work just try any jewelry store in Newport News or Walmart for that
matter, and they can make you a ring of some sort.
    The only place you will get a duplicate is from the original company because they probably
still have the dies the ring was made from in the first place. The other ring companies that
called on schools were Jostens, Herff Jones, Art Carved.  Hopefully it was a Balfour Ring
becaus I know they still have their older Dies.
     I hope this has been of some help to you. By the way, one of my oldest and dearest friends
is from Nupert Nuws. ( we all kidded him about the pronunciation) My dear JOE (madman)
MADAGAN.
 
                                                        SEMPER FI ,
 
                                                       JOHN W. ADAMS

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From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to his Marine buddy, John Adams of KY, and Me ('65) of NC -  07/29/04:

Thanks, John:
I know Brian will appreciate the tip. I would imagine the companies have a web page on
the internet as well. You are still a great buddy!!!
 
Hi, Carol:
Perhaps in the next newsletter, we can request that other class members see if the name of the school
ring manufacturer. It may be inside the ring, or maybe some "pack rat" still has the box and the materials
that came with their ring.
My dear mother used to spoil John, and other Marines from Marine Barracks by serving up some fantastic
meals. She was a farm girl from Salem, VA and could put a spread on the table. Seems to me the "suthern
fried chicken" was an absolute favorite. The real thrill came for my three sisters, who would just be enchanted
with those handsome Marines. Their friends would gather at the house when they visited. I should have sold tickets.
Semper Fidelis,
Joe

   Oh, my, yes, Joe!  I would have gladly bought tickets just to sit there and drool - and not at the chicken, either!!! 
And I was only about ten years old at the time!

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From Brian Beachum ('73) of VA to Joe Madagan ('57) of FL and his Marine buddy, John Adams of KY -  07/29/04:

Joe and John,
I appreciate the information.  To my recollection, the ring company in 1972 was Jostens.  Unfortunately,
they destroyed their molds a few years after NNHS was “decommissioned.”   They do keep the molds
of active schools, but they do not keep the molds of schools that have been dissolved. So I am still
looking for a ring.  If you know of any leads, please let me know.

   And so the saga continues.  Stay tuned.  Thanks, Joe and John and Kathy!

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Updates:

From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 07/26/04:  New Grandbaby!

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

From Bruce Korusek (JMH - '66) of VA,  Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, and Joe Madagan ('57) of FL -
07/29/04 and 07/30/04: 
New Bus Images!

 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/crt.html

From Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA - 07/29/04:

 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-B.html

From Me ('65) in NC - 07/30/04: Nine More Images!

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

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From Charlie Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands - 07/30/04:

Hi Carol,
Sorry for my late reply but I've been having computer problems! (I'm sure you're
used to them - these viruses and spyware and worms are getting really annoying).
It's been great looking over the newsletters.  Please give Pam (Smith Arnold - '65)
and anyone else my email address and post anything I send anywhere you want!
And speaking of "Always", did you ever see the movie "Blithe Spirit" (1945) with Rex
Harrison? - "Always" is used throughout the movie, which also has Margaret Rutherford
as a very funny psychic.
Charlie
P.S. Any Typhoon is welcome to come visit "America's Paradise" and stay in my extra
room - but they have to be willing to reminisce and relax a lot.

   Hey, Charlie!  I do indeed understand the frustrations as well as the joys connected with computers!
Thanks for permission to post and distribute your email addy!  It's here for the asking now:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-B.html

 Ahhh - "Blithe Spirit"!  What a delightful movie!  I haven't seen it in years!  Thanks for the memory!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038363/

   WOWZERS!!!  What a generous offer!  Thanks, Charlie!

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From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 07/30/04:

About Pam Larmer Traugott having trouble getting to your web site.
I don't know about AOL, but I use an iMac. However, the blessing,
I mean problem, that I have is that I don't have to, I mean get to,
listen to the noise, I mean music.
When I did use aol, I could log onto aol, and then bring up a
different browser. The Safari browser should have come with her iMac,
as well as possibly Internet Explorer. I use both and both go to your
web site fine (except for the music). Instead of typing in your web site
address, highlight it in your email, copy it and then paste it into the
browser. Then hit return. If this doesn't help, she can email me:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-B.html

When I click on the web site address in my yahoo browser window, it
automatically brings up a new window at your web site. AOL probably
doesn't do that.

   Thanks, Cousin Henry!  Your music comments gave me quite a chuckle.  When I first started the web site,
each page had its own music (which had to pre-date 1965, due to my obsessive nature).  After I time, my sons
convinced me that attaching music was undesirable, so against my own instincts, I stopped.

   When Dave Spriggs ('64) came aboard in February of 2003, he not only enjoyed the music, but he is an obvious
wizard in finding the exact song and the best available version of each, so we resumed adding midi and occasional
wav files with great relish.  We had great fun, and for those who don't enjoy it, there are always mute buttons on the
speakers, so everyone's happy.  I love win-win situations.

   I hope that helps you, Pam.

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From Ann Allen ('65) of FL - 07/30/04:

Hi Carol -

    Joe is right - you give us all a chance to shine! Thank you! I have AOL 6.0 (a little behind the
times but it works) and I get the links okay as part of your email so I can just click on the link and
go directly to the website newsletters. I don't know what is happening to
Pam Larmer Traugott's
computer, but you might suggest that on one of those rare occasions when she does get through she
should click on the red heart at the top right of her screen to save that link as a favorite place.
Then she can go to any of your newsletters because you thoughtfully put a link at the bottom. Hope
it works for her - your newsletters are too good to miss!

                                            - Ann


   Wow - how very kind of you!  Thanks, Ann!  I enjoyed talking on the phone with you the other night!

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   Y'all take care.  I have an 8:00 AM Inservice Meeting in Raleigh, so I'm gonna have to scoot.  The early morning
class I teach will be starting up again in a couple of weeks.  I just thought I was running behind now!  Wait 'til then! 
Wild giggles!!!

                                   Love to all, Carol

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"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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Blue Moon

Words by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers

A Mickey McBride Arrangement


Blue Moon,
You saw me standing alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own.
Blue Moon,
You knew just what I was there for,
You heard me saying a pray'r for....
Someone I really could care for,
And then there suddenly appeared before me,
The only one my arms will ever hold,
I heard somebody whisper, "Please adore me",
And when I looked the moon had turned to gold!
Blue Moon,
Now I'm no longer alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own.

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"Blue Moon" lyrics and midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/1761/easy40/bluemoon.htm, ,
through the magic of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/29/04