08/20/05 - NNHS Newsletter  -
Dawn in the Valley

"When you expect things to happen - strangely enough - they do happen."
-- John J. B. Morgan and Ewing Webb, authors


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

  I stumbled across this music quite by accident.  Other than the name, I have no idea what it is, or who wrote it, or whether
or not it has any lyrics, but I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

   A very Happy 58th Birthday today to Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA! 



The 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1965 will be held
on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2005
at the Point Plaza, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, 757-599-4460,
and is open to all NNHS Alumni.







   Hit # 37,000 was made on Friday, August 19, 2005 at 1:16 PM by someone from hr.hr.cox.net.   Well, that
narrows it down - NOT!


   I'm starting to go back through my files for all the hundreds of items I neglected to post
in the last three months.  Here's one now:

From Linda Harris Gaskins ('66) of VA - 07/13/05:

I would love to be added to the mailing list.  I happened to run across the site while surfing the web. 
As you can see, I am employed by C&F Mortgage Corp. and have been in the mortgage business
for over 30 years.  I actually live in Hayes (Gloucester) and love it.  I was married until November 1, 2002,
when my husband of 29 years, Jim, passed away very suddenly with colon cancer.  I am now an
advocate of this very terrible disease and let everyone know that they should have a colonoscopy
by the age of 50, which of course we did not know about.

I love reading all the info in the website and again, thank everyone who made it possible. 

Linda Gaskins

Vice President / Branch Manager, C&F Mortgage Corporation

   Oh, my, Linda!  I'm so sorry to hear that!  I applaud your advocacy work.  That is certainly something of which
everyone should be aware.

   I have at last added you to the Alumni Page (you've obviously been on the mailing list since July) - and welcome! 


From the Daily Press - 08/18/05:

Alma L. Warboys

NEWPORT NEWS - Alma L. Warboys, known to her family as 'Me-maw', and to her late husband, Daryl L. Warboys
as 'Dolly', passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005. Born June 13, 1923, in Franklin, Texas, she made her home
and life in Newport News in the late 1940's and belonged to Parkview Baptist Church. She was known for her
beautiful array of flowers that adorned her yard each summer, her delicious cooking and her many hours of work
promoting safe boating through the United States Power Squadron. However, her biggest pleasure was taking care
of her family, who will miss her eternally. Alma was preceded in death by her 14-year-old great-grandson, Kenneth
Russell Harlow Jr., July 12, 2004. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Harlow and husband, Russell,
of Newport News, Va. and Elizabeth Woodson and husband, R.C., of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren, Kenneth
Harlow and wife, Janet, of Palm Coast, Fla., Daryl Harlow and wife, Erin of Newport News, Kevin Harlow and wife,
Shannon, of Hampton, Va. and Elizabeth Gordon and husband, Chris, of Gainesville, Va.; and nine great-grandchildren,
Jennifer Flood, Kathy Harlow, Victoria Harlow, Kevin Reed Harlow, Cameron Harlow, Jeremy Harlow, Joshua Harlow
and Triston Lopez, all of Newport News and Kylie Gordon of Gainesville. The family will receive friends from 7
to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m.
Saturday, in Peninsula Memorial Park, officiated by the Rev. Lawrence J. Biermann.

Published in the Daily Press on 8/18/2005.

   Once again we extend our deepest sympathies to Mary and Elizabeth and their families.

From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/18/05:


.... Again, keep up your excellent work. It is excellent!! .......Continue your work. It is worthy.

Do take care of yourself.

   Thanks, Wayne Honey!  I appreciate that - really!

From Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA - 08/19/05:

Great morning Carol!
Thank you so much for .........  Yes, it would be wonderful to have the advantage of networking
with former classmates who elected to stay in the area while we are transitioning back into our
old stomping grounds.  Now that I am here, please let me know if I can be of any help or support
to you and your family in your move back to the area, especially since this is exactly what I've
recently experienced. 
I came back Virginia without much more than a great longing to return "home" -- I seized the
moment without a job or a house lined up in Virginia (something that I have never done before.)  
I told myself that if I can't take "measured" risks by this time in my life--I'll never get home again. 
However. I do realize that I need to make my home here again and that most of my family, along 
with many friends, are no longer.  Even with all that in mind, I sold my house in Texas, stored
my furniture, and drove out to Virginia with my two pets without looking back except to keep
in touch with great friends and former co-workers.  It's been an exciting adventure so far!  
Once, while researching the American Civil War, I read a statement on a reproduction of a "call
to arms" poster that read something like this. . ."The sacred soil of Virginia calls out to her sons
(and daughters) to return."
and it struck a chord in my heart.  Yes, one day I would return and
now, thankfully, I have kept that promise to myself.
I've been blessed with a wonderful friend from high school who lives in Williamsburg who has
taken so much time with me to acquaint me with the city.  My next goal is to get back to work
soon.  I miss the interaction in a team environment and the sense of urgency that accompanies
working on a project in the defense industry.  I keep telling myself that God will take care of the
big stuff--I need to work on the details.  Patience, patience. . .

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time. 
T.S. Eliot -- "Little Gidding"

   Thanks, Kelly!  That's what I like to see - a positive approach!  I'm still just beginning to dream, and you have me
already moved back home!  GIGGLES!!!  Yet the past five years have taught me that nothing is too outrageous
to come true, and if we believe it can happen, it really can!

   I absolutely love that quotation, Kelly!  (I spent about thirty minutes trying to find its origin, to no avail.  Sob!)  It is
so true!!!  Virginia exerts a tremendous pull on her children, and I think the Hampton Roads area in particular does
so.  My sister (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59) and I were discussing this just Monday.  She said whenever she
returns back to NC from a visit, she suddenly thinks, "What am I doing?!?"  And whenever I'm leaving to come back
to NC after a visit I look back as we're crossing the James River Bridge, and invariably begin to sob just at the
thought of leaving "her sacred soil".  Oh, crum - I'm bawling right now just thinking about it!

   Okay, I'm going to plant that dream a little deeper in my heart and watch what happens.  It brought me this far!

   Thanks so much for the encouragement, Kelly!!!  I look forward to meeting you!

From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 08/19/05:

Friday, August 5, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Randolph (#3) and Jacob
- and Tumbles the Cat
Saturday, August 6, 2005
Pere Marquette State Park, near Grafton, IL
All Eight Grandchildren
Sunday, August 7, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Carol and
Joe (b. 12 Aug 2003)
Sunday, August 7, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Tom (b. 5 Nov 1999)
Monday, August 8, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Joe (b. 12 Aug 2003)
Monday, August 8, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Eme (b. 14 Oct 2001)
Monday, August 8, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Nathaniel (#5) with
Jacob (b. 31 Aug 1997)
Eme (b. 14 Oct 2001)
Joe (b. 12 Aug 2003) and
Becca (b. 28 Jan 1999)
Monday, August 8, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Joe (b. 12 Aug 2003)
and Joshua (#4)
Tuesday, August 9, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Jacob (b. 31 Aug 1997)
Tuesday, August 9, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Carol and Eme
(b. 14 Oct 2001)
playing "Lean-Back"
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Livingston, IL
Joshua (#4) and
Nathaniel (#5)
Friday, August 12, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Elizabeth (b. 17 July 1994)
  (This is a favorite game my mama used to play with me, so I played it with all seven of my children and all eight of my grandchildren.) (Not that they like to act goofy or anything...)    
Friday, August 5, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Rachel (b. 2 May 1996)
Friday, August 5, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Becca (b. 28 Jan 1999)
Friday, August 5, 2005
Caseyville, IL
Andrew (b. 23 Sep 1991), Paul, and Carol
Friday, August 5, 2005
Edwardsville, IL
Nathaniel (#5) and Carol
    (Outside the Dairy Haven) (Laughing hysterically during a game of Pit)  

Well, here is ... a gif of you playing lean-back with Eme which I am fairly certain was
taken on August 9.  There was a video file of the horsie game, but I couldn't extract
screenshots for a gif for some reason.

   OOOH, thanks, Nathaniel!!! 

    (Meanwhile my children try to entice me into moving back to Illinois with adorable grandchildren....)

   (Hey, what fun is it running a web site if I can't abuse the privilege by flaunting pictures of my darling
grandchildren from time to time?!?  WILD GIGGLES!!!)

From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/19/05:

That was a great idea to add the hotel pictures to the announcement.
Thanks for doing that.

What type of counseling does Paul do? I have some contacts through
the jail with the Community Services Board who provides counselors
here at the jail. Maybe we can make something happen.

   HOT-DIGGITY!!!  Y'all are a fast acting group!

   Lemme see, over the past thirty years or so, Paul has done grief counseling, stress counseling, loss counseling,
marriage counseling, job counseling, recidivism counseling - am I forgetting any?  He's probably done that too! 
We'll send you his resume!

   I'm glad you liked the pictures - and thank you!

From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 08/19/05:

Hi, Carol,
I'm so thrilled to see that you're back on line.  Like so many others, I look forward to seeing your
name pop up on my e-mail.  You really do us a wonderful service, keeping us informed of what's
going on in "Typhoonland"!   Keep up the great work that you do and take care of yourself and
your computer!  Look forward to seeing you at the reunion!
Got to go for now.  Take care of yourself.

   Sandi!  I was just thinking about you!  I am sooo happy to be back!  I've neglected everything thing else all week,
but hey!

   And I'm starting to get very excited about the reunion!!!  See you there!

   I added your name to the Planning to Attend page.  (See, Sweeties, the way this works is if I have a pretty good
idea that you're going to be there, I add your name.  Once your check is received by the Reunion Committee,
Dave Arnold will notify me, and I'll add a little
"CONFIRMED" tag next to your name - just as we did last year
for the Class of 1964)






From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/19/05:

Hi Carol.
I enjoyed sitting with you and your husband at the '60 reunion.  What would we all do without
Fred (Mays - '60 - of VA)
the "official historian" for NNHS

You may add my email address to the list.  I am hoping some of my "lost" friends will surface soon. 
If anyone has seen or heard about Linda Letchworth or Pam Morris (both class of 60), please let
Carol or me know. 

Thanks for your hard work.

Joan (Lauterbach) Krause

   Wasn't that a fun reunion, Joan?  The great thing about class reunions is that that each have their own special
feeling, their own special spirit.  And the great thing about NNHS reunions is that they're all permeated by that great
Typhoon spirit!

   It was so good to finally meet you at last!  And you're right - Fred is a treasure to the whole community!

   I've added your email addy next to your name here:  Thanks!


   And if any of y'all know the whereabouts of Linda and Pam, do let us know, please!

From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/19/05:

Hey Carol: 

I so TOTALLY agree with Janice (McCain Rose - '65 - of VA) and Steve (Pullen - '65 - of VA)
If some people were offended by you, after all this time, don't worry!  Not your problem!!!    How small
some can be!  You do a great job as I have always said and just keep on keeping on!  We appreciate you and
all you do!  Don't listen to the negative!  You're terrific!! 


   Thanks, Miss Sarah Sugah!  I really appreciate that!

From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 08/19/05:

I knew I forgot to tell you something in my previous e-mail. Glenn Dye ('60 - of TX) mentioned being
in VA for a family reunion. It seems that my sister and brother-in-law were at that same family reunion
as it turns out that Glenn and my brother-in-law are cousins. Glenn and I grew up a block apart, on 24th
and 25th Streets, and I never knew he was related to my in-laws! Small world, isn't it?!!


   WOWZERS!!!  How cool is that?!?  Thanks, Sandi!

From Glenn Dye ('60) - of TX - 08/19/05:


I donít know if Steve Pullen ('65 - of VA) remembers me or not but I just wanted him to know that
we are about 4th cousins. He is related to a Carey Dye in Greensboro N.C. and I am Carey's 3rd

Glenn Dye

   WOWZERONI!!!  What is is that Tom Flax ('64) of VA is always saying about our being just one big Typhoon family?
Sometimes it's even most literally true!!!

   Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Dawn in the Valley

"Dawn in the Valley" midi courtesy of http://www.barefootsworld.net/midijamboree.html - 08/16/05

"First Light" (in Monument Valley) Image courtesy of http://www.jasonbranz.addr.com/monumentvalley/mv007.html - 08/16/05

"Dawn in the (Monument) Valley" Image courtesy of http://www.jasonbranz.addr.com/monumentvalley/mv008.html - 08/16/05

Morgan and Webb quotation courtesy of Kevin Eikenberry of http://powerquotes.net - 08/19/05
Thanks, Kevin!  The timing was perfect!

Marbleized Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars31.html - 08/16/05

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