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08/16/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.”

 - Elbert Hubbard
(18 June 1856 - 7 May 1915)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's summer theme comes to us from    Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 08/15/07 - "Raising the Stakes":

Dear Music Mistress,
This has definitely been a replay of the Summer of Love. The music has been exceptional. Here's another suggestion before summer's over.

   Thanks, Lady! This one would have definitely slipped my mind altogether!

   I'm not sure, Chris, but I think my daughter      Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro High, IL/American School, IL- of NC) and I saw this fellow (Brother Love, not Neil Diamond) yesterday afternoon in the HBA section of our new Super Wal-Mart here in Fayetteville.  I thought he was singing and Adrienne thought he was preaching, but he only had a congregation of two, and we were in a hurry, and didn't have time to investigate properly.  Pity.


   Saturday will be   Darlene Willis Marshall's (Hampton HS - '68) of VA birthday, and on Sunday we'll have another True Two-Fer!      Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA and         Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA will both be celebrating!

   On Monday, one of my dearest and oldest friends,     Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA, will be observing a Major Milestone Birthday!

   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 F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 08/06/08 - "Buckroe Beach Plane Crash":

I enjoyed reading the articles and viewing the pictures of the jet crash years ago in Buckroe. I recall it very distinctively even though I was 200 miles away. The reason I remember it so well is that my college room mate Tommy Wampler's family lived on Sargeant Street a couple of houses from the plane crash. I remember him and James Cross, whose parents lived down the street, trying to call home to check on the family. This is the kind of event  you don't easily forget, especially when you have family and friends who are located close to the area. My girlfriend at the time lived on Old Buckroe Road and I was finally able to reach her to find that the plane had crossed Old Buckroe Road a few miles away so she and her family were safe. Definitely some tense moments.
Thanks to all who contributed to recalling this event. It was sad that the plane had to land in a housing development and take a couple of lives, but I guess when you look at the way it went down between the row of houses you realize how many lives were spared had it not landed where it did.
F.A. Saunders (HHS '64)

   Thanks, F.A.! I added tour comments to that dialogue:

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 08/07/07 - "  Tim Parsons ('73 - of VA)":

I was reading the WGH page and read that Tim Parsons made reference to an old bomb shelter in Warwick Shopping Center. Actually I think it was called a Fall Out Shelter from nuclear radiation. I have asked a lot of folks if they remembered that and no one did. I knew it was once a buried concrete shelter there and WGH staged some kind of a marathon sit-in there. Seems to me Dick Lamb was one of the ones that went in there for an extended stay.

   You might get a kick out of this page, F.A.:

Back when Dick was doing his radio show in Executive Towers I passed a copy of his old theme song "Foot Patter" on to my buddy Charlton Shrieves to play for Dick. Unfortunately Dick didn't recall it, but I sure did. He used to play it at all the sock hops he MC'd as his theme song. I was looking for a song on the Top 30 list that was recorded by a group from the Peninsula. All I can recall is that it was two guy and the song had the line "Leave Me Alone And Let Me Cry". Anyone remember this song? I don't think it ever made it nationally so it is hard to find information on it. Had the 45 at one point in time but who knows what ever happened to that. Still have Foot Patter though. That brings back memories. Anyone else remember that one?
F.A. Saunders (HHS '64)

   We have several experts in this field, F.A, I think we can probably have that answer for you soon.......

  From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 08/08/07 - "Newsletter from 5/24/07: RE: Rebecca Suttle Ham":


Was just browsing through some earlier newsletters and came across "Diana" on 5/24/07.  The 
  Rebecca Suttle who taught at Newport News High School was the aunt of Rebecca Suttle Ham,  and the older sister of our beloved Frances Marie Suttle.  Marie Suttle taught third grade at the Old Thomas Jefferson and the New Thomas Jefferson they built next door.

   Thank you for solving that mystery for me, Sepi! I thought with the similarity in names, there was bound to be a close relation!

She also taught at, I think, Jackson, although I may be wrong about that particular school.  It was somewhere in East End

   Well, um, uh, Jackson was in North End...... I'm pretty certain she was not at Magruder,  How 'bout Walter Reed or Woodrow Wilson??

I spoke with Becky on the 'phone  In  January  and she seemed to be doing well.  She was in a  wheelchair, but was still feisty as ever. The first words she said when she took the telephone were,  "When in the hell are you coming home?"  My husband and I had just seen her and Marie in July of 2006, after Marie had another stroke...she too was in a wheelchair.  Sweet as ever, but her memory was short term, she knew who we were but when we left, the Housekeeper said she would not remember that we had been there.  I cried all the way back to the hotel in Virginia Beach.  She was a second Mother to me, and a very good one. Johnny Holland ('61 - of VA) said he saw her in Newport Nursing Home in the spring and said she was about the same.  I have tried calling her but have never been able to reach her; I think there isn't a 'phone in her room. 

There were eleven Suttle children in all.  Becky and Marie were the only two girls. Marie has never called me anything but Ozora, and I loved the sound of that name only when SHE said it.

"Dimples" aka Sepi   

   Thanks for this bittersweet note, Sepi. I'm sure you touched a lot of hearts with it.

   Speaking of which.....

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/10/07 - "Marines-Together We Served ":  

Hi, Carol:
Sometimes I get a bit weary working as a volunteer on the website, Marines -Together We Served, but then again, every once in a while we get acquainted with a Marine who served on Guadalcanal who recovered his lost dog tags after 63 years and it makes it worthwhile.
And, today we had this request from a family member. It is touching, and the assistance has been overwhelming from our membership trying to comfort and assist this young lady.
Here is her story:

Looking for missing father from Vietnam.... 

Before I begin, I apologize if this is not the correct forum to post this message. Basically, I am looking for any information regarding my father (who is believed to be deceased). I just recently found a little information about my father, who served in Vietnam during 1972-1973 (+/- a year or two).  My information is sketchy, because the subject is still very sensitive with my mother, and the information that she had was limited and based on memory.  What I do have is that he was a Marine, he was young (18-20), and his name was either Martin Egan, Hogan, or Hagan. Her English was and still is limited, so she can't recall his last name too well. She said she called him Marty . Their love affair lasted for most of a year. She says when he stopped showing up to their meetings, she went to look for him, and his commander said he went MIA.  They said they would contact her when he showed back up--they never did. And the unit left before she learned anything else. She never got the chance to say good-bye; and she was about 3 months pregnant when he disappeared.  I know my story is only one of thousands out there, but I just recently found out this information, and at 33 years old it is a lot to fathom. It is too much to gather and put down. But I just had to share this story with you.

My father was a good man. That means so much to me....
It is important to me that he was a good man. It is important to me that he was not mean, or cruel, or embittered by the horrors of the war he was fighting. He was kind and gentle, and he loved my mother and wanted to give her a better world.

I have lived more years that he was alive. I want to somehow honor his memory, and his sacrifice, so it is a personal journey to find out more about this man that I have never met.

My Vietnamese name is Nguyen Thi Le Thuong. I was born in Saigon in December, 1973, towards the very end of the war. My grandmother raised me until my mother decided she wanted to get out when Saigon fell in '75. I was one of the lucky ones that got out from the embassy. My father was either KIA or MIA during the time when my mother was pregnant, possibly around early summer of 1973.   Another sad thing that concerns me, is that facts get skewed about the politics and the tragedies and triumphs of the Vietnam War. History and mis-educated people have warped the details and truths about a war that is always misinterpreted and misrepresented. I think the same can be said of the children that were born of this war---those of Vietnamese women and American soldiers. There are hundreds, if not thousands of us, and thus thousands of stories. Each one is significant. Each one of us is significant.

Any information is appreciated, and even if I don't get anything, I am still grateful and honored that my father was a US Marine.  Even information that may not seem relevant may get me closer to finding out more about who my father was.  Please do not hesitate to email or contact me with anything you might deem helpful.  Basically, I am not trying to interrupt any lives, I just want to find out more about the man that loved my mother, and gave me life.  Thank you for your time....

I am not sure why I was moved to share this story with you, Carol, except it is very touching. We are doing everything possible to give this young lady support and able assistance in learning more about her father. This war is still causing a lot of pain.


Joe Madagan

   Oh, WOW, Joe!  What a sweet, moving story.  Whatever prompted you to share it with me - with us - I am very grateful that you did! Thanks so much!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro High, IL) of IL - 08/13/07 - "Moving News:

Hey all! 

Just to make sure you have the newest news, We received the position (still with the Boy Scouts of America) out in Columbus, OH.  We will be living the Chillicothe area.  We haven't really looked at houses at yet, because we have to sell the one in Joliet first!  So please keep us in your prayers to sell it quickly.  It will likely go on the market late this week, early next week. 

We are due in Ohio somewhere near the beginning of September.  In the meantime, while this house sells, we will stay out at the scout camp that is near Chillicothe.  Pretty handy, eh?!

Anyway, when I have firm mailing and phone info, I'll pass it along.  Just wanted to send an update to you all.

Love bh

   Congratulations, Brent! Thanks for letting us know! I love you! Pass out more hugs and kisses for me!

      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/08/07 and 08/14/07 - "    Pam (Smith Arnold - '65 - of VA) and Sammy":

I'm pleased to announce that today (08/08/07) at 10:45 eastern time our daughter Laura delivered her first child.  Samuel James Polimedes Giouzelis is 10 pounds and 20 inches.  Both mom and baby are doing well.  Pam has been in Germany to assist Laura since July 24th so she was with her to share in this joyful event.  Laura's husband George is still serving in Iraq but hopes to be back in Germany in September to be with Laura and Sammy.  Until then, I'm confident Pam will make sure all is in order.

Dave Arnold

   Ohhhh, what a beautiful little baby boy! Thanks so much for this image, Dave - and once again, congratulations to one and all!

Monday, August 13, 2007
Pam and Sammy in Germany

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/14/07 - "I Told YA! ":

Now comes an Henrico Circuit Court Judge ruling on Virginia's new law ( became effective this past July 1st.) regarding fees to be paid in addition to any fines paid by those Virginia only drivers that are found guilty of certain traffic law violations. His position: It's Constitutional! Some of these "fees" are as high as $3000.00 and begin at $750.00.
Part of the rub is semantics being played by the government. By law, all fines must go into the school fund. The intend of the law <ah, those good intentions!> was to impose "civil fees" on those convicted of any violations to be placed in a "roads improvement fund" to repair the less than good highway system in the state.
You may recall that   Jay Styles ('68 - of VA) had brought up that issue in a posting to which I replied that "a judge" had ruled it Unconstitutional. I further added to "hold tight" that sooner or later another judge would rule in the other direction!! Of course this is not the end of it, but in Henrico County, a Richmond suburb, it's law! At least for now.
This has become a big issue in a year when all seats are up for grabs in the Virginia Assembly. Some members are calling for a special session prior to November to "correct" the law; me thinks there is fear about!?
So Jay, keep up the good work and check the paper daily to see where it is law and where it isn't! Eventually, the Virginia Supreme Court will have to rule because the outcome of their ruling will be state wide. Of course, the loser of that decision will appeal to the US Supreme Court; ain't it fun?
Take Care!

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  I read that account in the Daily Press, Wayne Honey, and immediately thought of you and your prophetic words!  Do keep watching this fascinating story unfold for us, 'k?  Thanks!

     From My #5 Son,  Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro High, IL) of IL - 08/15/07 - "Kind of funny picture":

Figured you might get a kick out of this:

   Well, Faniel, that is a provocative reminder about the need in our lives to remain focused! Thanks! it rather reminds me of the "interesting" bright yellow billboards we have on I-95 near Fayetteville.....

  From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 08/15/07 - "Your Lookalike":

Hi Carol,
I have often thought that your double was Mireille. What do you think?
Take care,

Bill Campbell

   ?!?Bill, I must say that is one spooky experience! Thank you so much for sharing this with me! I watched several of the videos that were posted here on YouTube, and they were each more eerie than the one before!

   I had never heard of Mireille Mathieu before, so I ran her through Google, and was rather taken back to see she's only 13 months older than I am:

   Hmmm, I wonder if she's a fat old lady now, too. No, I suppose not.....

   Thanks again, Sweetie! That was a really bizarre feeling!

    From Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA - 08/15/07 - "    F. A. Saunders' wife, Suzanne":

Hi, Carol

Thanks so much for passing on my message to  F. A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64 - of VA). I know his wife, Suzanne Lyon, very well. We were friends at WHS and graduated together in '66. I also remember her sister Careen.

What really blew me away was that F. A. and my brother, Jerry, played together in the bluegrass band Crabgrass in the '80's. Jim and I went to hear them play on occasion.

My brother Jerry lives in a log home in Amherst, VA near the mountains and still plays bluegrass with a local band. He's married to a sweet nurse - I'm attaching a picture so F. A. can see his long white beard :).

Sunday, May 27, 2007
Jerry Clendenin and Wife

Thanks for the early birthday greeting for      Jimmy (DeBerry - '64 - of VA) - and       David (Spriggs - '64 - of VA)  But don't forget their triplet -      BILL CLINTON! I love to remind Jimmy that it's Bill's birthday, too - since he's not his favorite president.

Have a wonderful week and God bless you.

Melody DeBerry

   Thanks, Melody! I'm not likely to forget that fact; I started to mention it earlier, but thought it might be construed as a political statement. But do stay tuned for more!  WILD GIGGLES!!!


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

2. 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

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

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

5. 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

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

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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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 1967
will hold its 40-Year Reunion on Labor Day weekend:
Friday, August 31, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Friday by the Fountain, City Center, Oyster Point - Social:
Gather at the Red Star Tavern for conversation, relaxation & fun - Casual Dress - Pay your own way


Saturday, September 1, 2007 - Buffet Dinner/Dance, The Omni Hotel, Newport News

Sunday, September 2, 2007 - Omni Sunday Brunch

CONTACTS: Marty -; Wanda - 757-867-9070; or Melissa - 757-874-0094



  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/24/07 - "Summer's Not Over Yet! "- #8 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.


   WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Chris!

   My eyes are still bothering me right now, so I've ripped this letter apart and reserved many things for later, but there's much, 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

Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show

- Written and Performed by Neil Diamond, 1969

Hot August night
And the leaves hanging down
And the grass on the ground smelling sweet
Move up the road
To the outside of town
And the sound of that good gospel beat

Sits a ragged tent
Where there ain't no trees
And that gospel group
Telling you and me

It's Love
Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
Pack up the babies
Grab the old ladies
Everyone goes
Everyone knows
Brother Love's show

Room gets suddenly still
And when you'd almost bet
You could hear yourself sweat, he walks in
Eyes black as coal
And when he lifts his face
Every ear in the place is on him

Starting soft and slow
Like a small earthquake
And when he lets go
Half the valley shakes

It's Love, Love
Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
Pack up the babies
Grab the old ladies
Everyone goes
Everyone knows
Brother Love's show


Take my hand in yours
Walk with me this day
In my heart, I know
I will never stray
Halle, halle, halle, halle, halle, halle, halle

It's Love, Love
Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
Pack up the babies
Grab the old ladies
Everyone goes
Everyone knows
Brother Love's show

"Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 08/15/07
Thanks, Chris!

"Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 08/15/07
Thanks again, Chris!

Image of Neil Diamond courtesy of - 08/16/07

Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated Kids Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/16/07

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Baby Picture of Bill Clinton courtesy of - 08/16/07

1970 Image of Bill Clinton courtesy of - 04/21/06

Current Image of Bill Clinton courtesy of - 08/16/07

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