07/31/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
“I have a lot of boyfriends...... Every country I visit,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme comes to you at the suggestion of Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 07/23/07:
You probably have enough songs for the rest of the summer, but I just thought of ..... "Where the Boys Are".....
It was located for us by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - right on our own site:
Of course, he had originally chosen and located it for that page as well, back on 03/31/05. Thanks, Jean and Dave!
My husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC, is turning 64 on Wednesday, and on Thursday, we'll have another Two-Fer! Eddie Beasley ('64) in Ethiopia and Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA will both be celebrating then!
Many Happy Returns to One and All!
Y'all be sure to take a look at that page. How are we going to wish you a happy birthday (or in the case of my coo-coo brain, forget to wish you a happy birthday) if we don't know when it is?!? Thanks!
From Jane Coltrain Leonard ('64) of VA - 07/27/07:
Thank you, Carol for sending me
F.A.'s (Saunders - Hampton HS - '64 - of VA)
email. I got very excited to hear about someone that I was very close to so many
years ago. I have thought about him and his family many times in my
life..........wondering where life has taken him, who he became.
I sent him an email and I hope to hear back from him.
I hope your life is better now. I don't know how you manage to do all you do, but I can tell you that all of us really appreciate your undying dedication to the website and keeping all of us informed. I don't get to communicate.....this is my work email address....but, I hope when I retire, to be able to spend more time perusing and corresponding on my home email address. I will send you that when I retire. Right now, I never use it.
Thanks again....and God bless!
Thanks, Jane! I love stories such as these! It's one of the main reasons we exist as a site!
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 07/29/07:
Thanks for forwarding my message to
Jane Coltrain Leonard ('64 - of VA).
Thanks to this website and your help, we made
contact after 35+ years. Sure is nice to hear from special friends from the
past. The memories we shared growing up are priceless.
If you are confused about my name being " F.A." or "Frank" try this one that she used to respond - Francis Ashton Saunders, Jr.
Thanks, F.A.! I'm so glad we were able to help y'all reconnect! Old friends are one of our greatest treasures on earth!
From Colin Faison ('58) of VA - 07/28/07 - "Country Blues":
Some things really weird going on here; but of course that is normal for me!! For some reason I cannot hear any music when I open the newsletters. Have downloaded the files and installed them (supposedly) but never hear the music. However when I tried the newsletter Country Blues, imagine my surprise when the music started to play. By the way, both versions opened for me.
This is one of Life's Great Mysteries to me, Colin! I think it has to do with what programs you have installed on your computer, but it's over my head. Our own two computers change their minds on their willingness to allow such programs to play from time to time, and I am always in a fog about their reasons and motives for so doing.
But I'm glad
both versions worked for you!
Also, I see my friend Wayne Beckner has been mentioned several times. My wife and I used to go with him and his wife to some of the places he played and loved it. I think he could play anything with strings; usually could hear it once and play it. Even more on the weird side is the fact that my wife and I met his wife at a local KFC on the same day that I read the newsletter. Have not seen her since before his death. Very strange how things happen sometimes.
Sure wish I could find out why I cannot get music from your newsletters when I can play cd's with no trouble; oh well, another mystery to worry about some other day.
From Paul Dobie ('66) of VA - 07/28/07 - "Need washing?":
A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Target. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of the Target.
We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.
The little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in "Mom let's run through the rain," she said. "What?" Mom asked.
"Lets run through the rain!" She repeated.
"No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit," Mom replied.
This young child waited about another minute and repeated: "Mom, let's run through the rain,"
"We'll get soaked if we do," Mom said.
"No, we won't, Mom. That's not what you said this morning," the young girl said as she tugged at her Mom's arm.
This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?
"Don't you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, 'If God can get us through this, he can get us through anything!"
The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn't hear anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one came or left in the next few minutes.
Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say. Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation i n a young child's life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.
"Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If GOD let's us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing," Mom said.
Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars.
And yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.
Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one can ever take away your precious memories...So, don't forget to make time and take the opportunities to make memories everyday. To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.
I HOPE YOU STILL TAKE THE TIME TO RUN THROUGH THE RAIN.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.....
Take the time to live!!!
Keep in touch with your friends, you never know when you'll need each other -- and don't forget to run in the rain!
WOWZERS, what a beautiful story! Thanks so much, Sweetie!
From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 07/28/07 - "Robot' Virus":
I thought you might find the following article
from snopes.com interesting:
OUCH!!! Thanks, Jude! Y'all be careful!
From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 07/29/07 - "wrong picture":
Carol, I was goofing off tonight and thought that I would
check google.com to see what images were on there. If you want to see something
funny, check this out. When you google.com "Susan Whitcomb" and check the
images the very first picture that comes up is not my sister's picture.
I have no idea how this happened, but would you please change this?
Edna Whitcomb Harrison
Hmmm, maybe it's just me, but that picture looks a LOT more like Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC to me!
I'd love to change this for you, Edna, but it's a feature with Google itself over which I have no control. Their policy is to give you AN image from the same page on which the name you request appears. They will select the image CLOSEST to the name you enter. In this case, Steve's picture is the closest one to Susan's name on the Alumni page:
It's highly frustrating, but there you have it. Try it again with any name at all. It's very amusing. Ho-Ho-Ho.
From Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX - 07/31/07 - "wrong picture":
I received this email from my sister. I've attached a photo of me if you want to link it to my name.
Hope all is going well with you.
From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA:
Susan, I am forwarding this e-mail to you. I discovered the mistake quite by accident tonight. Does Carol have a high school picture for you? If she doesn't maybe you can send her one.
YAY!!! Thanks so much, Susan - and Edna! I've posted your image on the Alumni page:
This ought to solve that Google issue - eventually.....
From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 07/29/07:
what I just found!!!
WOWZERONI!!! I've been looking for that picture ever since we moved back east five-and-a-half years ago! I snapped it myself, you know!
Aren't y'all adorable?!? Congratulations, Lady! I know you're even more delighted than I that you found it at last!
Thursday, March 6, 1969
|Miles and Eleanor Nowitzky|
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty (American School, IL - '02) of VA - 07/29/07:
|Are we cute or
Yes, Precious, you're both adorable!!! Thanks, Sweetie-Weetie!
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Buena Vista, VA
|Diana Lyons and Dale Harty|
From Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA - 07/29/07 - "Welcome to FA Saunders (Hampton HS - '64 - of VA)":
It is good to see F.A. Saunders as part of the family. Good to have another Crabber. I will not call him FRANK for I have known him most of my life as F.A. Those of us from the olden days do not know a FRANK Saunders ... LOL
Hope the heat isn't getting to you, Carol.
Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67)
Thanks, Janice - good to hear from you! That does it. I changed the listing to "F.A.":
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 07/29/07:
About my name. Well, let's see. Some prefer my initials, which I still use for old time friends and family, while friends from the past 10 to 12 years prefer Frank. A guy that worked for me always had a different name for everyone sorta as a joke. He was the one that started the Frank stuff actually so when I moved from Va Beach back to the Peninsula I used it and so both are good. Heck, just call me F.A. or Frank or anything else. Just don't call me late for supper!!!!!
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks - "F.A." it is!
Yes, the men's shop I was referring to in Hilton was Beecroft and Bull. Wasn't sure it was called that back then but I'm sure Chandler (Nelms - Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) would know.
Shucks, Fella, I know that one myself! Beecroft & Bull it has ever been:
Good ole Varsity Shop in Hampton. Bought many nice things from Pop Lampkin down there as well as Hawkins-Knight and Wyatt Brothers. Anyone remember eyelet collar shirts? They were the neatest and the front runner to tab collars as I recall. Chandler, you would know I'm sure. Still have the small post but of course no shirts to use it on. Perhaps they will return some day?????
Hey, it could happen! You're right - they always did look sharp! Thanks, F.A.!
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 07/30/07 - "Communications restored at last":
Good Morning Carol,
Hope you are doing well and much better than the last I sent you a note.
For the last month, since the visit of my nephew and niece, my computer has been somewhere, but not here, except sitting here on the shelf. I'll never know what all they managed to do to it. You once asked me to let you know what goes on in my world sometime, hang on here goes. The last week, Sunday, I was on Rt. 33 just east of the West Virginia Line near the base of the mountain. I came around a curve and there's a motorcycle in my lane passing some cars at 124mph. I turned on the lights and siren and prepare to make a bootleg and he started accelerating. Pretty interesting the next 10 miles or so, but he went to jail where I think he'll be a regular after his court date. Told his military attorney that he was looking for a house closer to the base.
Next day, had a hit and run (felony) the new DMV civil penalties sure has made a difference. Another guy who is going to be a regular at the big house. Had to make three next- of- kin death notifications, one of which was a 17 year old young lady. All from the same accident at Zions Crossroads.
The last violent sex offender that I had to fingerprint got my attention. While I was typing the information on the cards, I have to ask the age of the victim if under the age of eighteen, he replied EIGHT, I started gritting my teeth, then, in an effort to justify is actions I suppose, he stated, she was just like a daughter to me, I think I cracked every one of my teeth. There are some real sick people out there running around in this world. Be very careful, VERY CAREFUL, with all of your grandkids, you really can't be too watchful.
OK, there you have a glimpse into my life, see I told
you I could rock your world. I think I am going to love retirement.
Take care of yourself and the rest of the Typhoon/Crabber Nation.
Jay Styles, '68
YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Jay Honey, how soon will you be able to retire?!? Thanks for sharing these warnings with us! Take good care of yourself, Sweetie!
From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/30/07 - "The Greatest Generation":
I, too, enjoy reading of the further adventures of Herb Hice, Famous Marine. What a wonderful life!
I'd like to introduce you to my Dad, Charles Robert Wilson (Chuck to his friends), who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was very proud of his service, and was thrilled to attend the reunion at Sudbury, England, where he was stationed during the war. Sadly, he died in September 2004 at the age of 83. He enjoyed the 832nd website and contributed pictures of his crew. We are very proud of him.
WOWZERONI, Chris! Thanks for introducing yourself to your dad! I thought as a flight engineer, even though he was technically Army, he'd be happy among our Famous Airmen:
From One of my Famous Marines - Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 07/16/07 - "Dear Carol, Very seldom am I at a loss for words !!!":
I don't know how to
express my thanks to
Prichard ('58 - of NC) for her flattery to think I could drop down and show
these younger guys how to do all those push-ups ??? I got tired just thinking
Sepi is right when she observes me as a PROUD MARINE who believes in serving OUR GOD, "Creator of Everything" and our Country. Many people have different names for GOD, but to me I just refer to him as "GOD".
I am so proud to be a MARINE "Once a Marine, Always a Marine", As the Marines say, SEMPER FI which means ~~~ Always Faithful !!!
Sepi is also very observing to see my Daughter and her Husband as Very Special to conceive their Children in their Hearts, I have never heard it described like that. The children all LOVE their "BOOMPA", Which is me, as well as I LOVE them.
Dear Carol, I cannot express how happy I am that you "Adopted" me a few years ago. I really enjoy receiving and reading your website. Thank you very much Dear Carol !!!
As for Sepi, I appreciate her taking the time and effort to pass all those compliments my way. If I wasn't so old and Sepi wasn't Married, I would have to try my hand at Courting Her.
More Later, Your Friend, Herbie
Herbie Darlin', I just cannot express how honored we are to have you with us! Thanks so much, Sweetie!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 07/30/07 - " Betty Gary's birthday...":
August 2. I don't know if you have it on the list.
No, Jean, 'deed I did not!
For those of y'all who have as much fun following family relationships as much as I do, Betty is Jean's husband's little sister. And she's married, of course, to Rocky Gary ('64). Got it??
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 07/30/07 - "Service for Wanda":
Just got word that the funeral service
for Wanda will be held at Hampton Baptist Church (40 Kings Way,
downtown Hampton) on Wednesday, August
1st at 11:00 am.
Visitation is at R. Hayden Smith on Armistead Avenue from 6:00--7:00 on Tuesday.
Thank you, F.A. I added your note to Wanda's Memorial Newsletter, along with the more complete obituary which was published in this morning's edition of the Daily Press:
AS PROMISED - STILL NOT:
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/23/07:
From 07-13-07-NNHS-Lets-Hang-On.html - cheerleaders 1970, Mr. Leonard
OOPS! Still not yet..... (LLPOF!)
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Peninsula Sports Club's Milestone Award for Coach Charley Nuttycombe's
2. 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
3. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967 - FRIDAY NIGHT: OPEN TO ALL
5. 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
6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957
7. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for All of Us -OPEN TO ALL
8. 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
9. Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Reunion - NNHS CLASSES OF 1941 AND 1942
10. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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,
Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:
From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/24/07 - "Summer's Not Over Yet! "- #2 in a Series of about 38:
It's not Buckroe, but it'll do in a rush!
This is sand? Thought this was one you'd enjoy seeing; it all took place in British Columbia.
THESE SEEM TO GET BETTER AND BETTER EACH YEAR...
WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Chris!
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
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Where the Boys Are
Words and Music by Howie Greenfield and Neil Sedaka
Where the boys are, someone waits for me
A smilin' face, a warm embrace, two arms to hold me tenderly
Where the boys are, my true love will be
He's walkin' down some street in town and I know he's lookin' there for me
In the crowd of a million people I'll find my valentine
And then I'll climb to the highest steeple and tell the world he's mine
Till he holds me I wait impatiently
Where the boys are, where the boys are
Where the boys are, someone waits for me
Till he holds me I wait impatiently
Where the boys are, where the boys are
Where the boys are, someone waits for me
"Where the Boys Are" midi courtesy of http://www.thomas-distributing.com/midi.htmlocated by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/31/05
"Where the Boys
Are" lyrics courtesy of
also located by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/31/05 and relayed here at the suggestion of Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 07/23/07
Thanks again, Jean and Dave!
Boys' Images courtesy of the 1959-1967 Anchors
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Blue Neon Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html - 06/25/06
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
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Anchor clip art courtesy of
(FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific
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