08/26/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Thursday Morning

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   My internet has been down all morning, and I'm hanging by my last available thread.  I'm going to do the same thing
that I did yesterday, excise a goodly portion of today's Newsletter, and try again tomorrow.  That way, in case the internet
disappears again, at least SOMETHING will have made it through.  I hope the result isn't as disjointed as I fear it may be.

   Here we are for the continuation of yesterday's Newsletter - and I know it's no longer morning, but I'm not renaming
this Newsletter!


1. Kathy Vellines Plank ('72) of VA - 08/23/04 - courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of VA

2. Debbie Hobbs ('72) of VA - also courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of VA, her big brother

3. Bob Morgan ('56) of MA - 08/25/04 - courtesy of, um, ME, sorta!  Giggles!
Back on 08/02/04, Bob signed the Guest Book, and I just picked up on it, somehow.  And Surprise, surprise,
Bob, that's an automatic enrollment onto the mailing list!  WILD Giggles!

   So welcome, Kathy, Debbie, and Bob - and thanks, Bill!


From Bill Hobbs ('66) of VA - 08/08/04 and 08/23/04:

My dearest Carol,
I've just learned to love you so much!
I am so glad you share your love for NNHS and all us Typhoons all over the world.
To think I have so many wonderful memories after 38 years.
Would you add Kathy Vellines Plank ('72) to your mailing list. She is Charlie Vellines' ('65)
kid sister. Charlie was a good friend of mine and was lost to us all in 1974. Also please add
my oldest sister Debbie Hobbs ('72). These gals were denied their graduation at NNHS, but
once a Typhoon, well you know.
Carol, we love you!
Bill Hobbs
PS My BD is 3/25/48

   WOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Bill!  What a double day brightener!  Every time I find myself down as far as I did last weekend,
I'll just read your note for a pick-me-up, and remember why I'm here and what I'm doing - besides annoying nearly 300
people on a regular basis, of course.

   I was about to surprise Kathy the same way I did Bob, because she too signed the Guest Book long ago before
we had undergone the last couple of expansions.  Thanks for facilitating that for me, Bill!


Also from Bill Hobbs ('66) of VA to Dave Spriggs ('64) - 08/23/04

Dave, you probably don't remember me, my name is Bill Hobbs class of " 66 ". I grew up on Briarfield Rd.
( 646 to be exact ) about 2 houses up from the Cut Rate drug store. I have attended every one of my class
reunions ( 6 ) and I think this is a great idea inviting all the classes, but is it too late to register? I have been
networking with some of my classmates and they think it's a great opportunity to bring everyone together.   

Is there any time left?

   Yes, Bill - as Dave told you, even when the deadline has past, and you have to pay more - even if you show up
on those nights with your money clenched in your fists, there's still time, but - well, Dave will tell you in his own words
later in this issue.  See you there, Bill!

   I'm looking forward to seeing you ALL at the Reunion to Remember

From Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA - 08/23/04:

Hey Carol, It's me again. I'm as you can guess a novice when it comes to the computer. I don't get on the computer
much as I watch my 2 youngest grandchildren and they keep me pretty busy. They are 1 and 3. The one year old
is demanding my attention right now so I better go but I wanted you to put my e-mail address out there in case
someone would like to get in touch with me. Gotta go change a diaper (Thought those days were over) HA! HA! 

   Giggles!  I hear that, Shirley!  My days in Diaper Duty never really seemed to end.  There's only four years separating
the youngest of my seven children from the oldest of my eight grandchildren.  I even moved several states away from
them all, and somehow acquired an extra "grandchild" from the moment he was born two years ago!  HA-HA-HA!

   I added your email addy to the Contact - '65 page:


   Thanks, Shirley!

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/24/04:

Perhaps you could add as a new entry for the Birthday page: Mr. Julius Conn, 21 October 1904

   Your wish is my command, Captain! I spotlighted Coach Conn's entry with a different font, size, and color.
Thanks, Dave - what a great idea!


From ME ('65) of NC - 08/25/04:

   I think I may have correctly identified the gal in the picture taken from page 147 of the 1955 Anchor
on "Our Old Cars" as Doris Bowden ('55).  Anyone wanna check those five images for me, please? 
They were only wild shots in the dark.



From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of TX - 08/25/04:

Hi Carol - Does anybody remember the "to die for" Lemon Meringue pie at the Tea Room at Nachman's?  I guess
reading the newsletter around lunchtime with Joe talking about grilled cheese sandwiches reminded me.  And the
french fries at the Dawg House - oh well, I could go on and on.
Regards, Jo Ann

   Oh, my, yes, Jo Ann!  I remember that pie!  And I remember that Nachman's Tea Room!  I've been meaning
to add it to Our Old Stomping Grounds, but it keeps slipping my mind.  Thanks for the reminder!

   And the Dog House - one of my very favorite lunch spots!  I remember one day Rose Woodard ('65) and I were
in there at lunch time at a table full of kids, including Steve Burns ('65) - remember, Steve?  We all became wild
and hyper - go figure! - and started trying to sabotage each other's lunches.  Steve put mustard all over my French
fries, and poured several sugar packets into my Coke, and was crushed when I found I actually liked the results! 
Some others weren't so fortunate with their "attackers", and as I recall, some of them suffered rumbling tummies
that afternoon, 'cause they just couldn't deal with their doctored food, and time was way too short to reorder.  But we
surely did have fun that day!  Thanks, Jo Ann!

From Debbie Hobbs ('72) of VA - 08/25/04:

 I am Bill Hobbs' ('66)  sister, Debbie Hobbs ('72) and I just wanted to say thanks for adding me
to your mailing list, I think this is great. My last year at NNHS was '71 due to the busing but I will always be
a Typhooner, never a raider (Warwick). ...

   Thanks, Debbie!  We're delighted to have you with us!

From Bob Morgan ('56) of MA - 08/25/04:

Hi Carol, You can imagine how shocked and delighted I was when up popped a E-mail from my 
"old alma mater" class of '56 I took the opportunity to read through several of the sites that you
have. Some of the pictures really hit home. Particularly the one of the Palace theater and the
snack shop. It was a step back in time. My sister and her family still live in Hampton and when
I visit her I take a tour of the school area. the building is still there. In reading some of the letters
sent to you a name and face popped up in my mind, Nancy Bigger was in my class, I still have
my Anchor year book and will check to see if my memory serves me well. On my last visit I ran
across another classmate, Phillip Saville, I think he is still living in NN, another classmate that I
ran across maybe 10 years ago in Newton, MA where I reside, was Charlie Richman. At the time
he was on sabbatical from Wake Forest University in N.C.; have not heard from him since. It has
been a life time since making contacts with teenage friends. I sometimes wonder where they are
and G-D forbid some may have passed on. Just a little info. on my history. I have been married 
to the same wonderful girl going on 42 years, she is from New Jersey, we have two grown daughters,
both married, they have given me eight fantastic grandchildren, and a ninth on the way.
One daughter lives with her family in Israel, which we visit often. The other daughter lives close by.
I am still working full time as a Industrial Kitchen Designer, and enjoy keeping busy.       
If you want to put me on the birthday greetings list the date is 03-21-38. 
Best Regards , Bob Morgan, (Robert).  

   One of the fun things we do here is reconnect people - whether in person, by phone, email, or snail mail. 
Prepare for an onslaught, Bob!

   I was about to tell you that Ilene Levinson Lieberman ('65) lived in Israel, and that you should look her up the next
time you're there.  I had no idea she was your cousin until I read your latest entry in the Guest Book!  I've known Ilene
ever since we were little girls at Magruder School.  Her email addy is published here:


   Y'all have fun reconnecting!

   I added your birthday here, Bob - Thanks!


From Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) of VA - 08/25/04:

One specific birthday of note is:  that Mr. Mac (Mr. George McIntosh) turns 90 on the 17th
of September.  If anyone wants to send him a card and/or note, his address is 2001 Camelia Circle,
Midlothian, VA 23112.  I think he would be more than pleased to hear from a lot of us -
he was such a great principal – just don’t find them like him these days!

   WOW! How wonderful! Thanks, Thelma! Card shower, anyone?!?

   I resisted the urge to willy-nilly add all those birthdays in your Newsletter to the "Birthday Page", Thelma, but
I must say that it took tremendous willpower on my part.  If you'd care to ask your readers if they'd like to be
included, well, my fingers would be only too happy to type them in:


    Yesterday Joe Madagan ('57) of FL sent Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA and Me the most adorable
image taken in 1951 of
Harry Keller ('57), Joe Madagan ('57), Doug Johnson ('57).  You can see it
on "Famous Marines":


   Thanks so much, Joe - it's really precious!

Also from Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/25/04:

Dear Bratty Brat:
You were in such a rush to run out for the luncheon, or maybe your blood
sugar was a bit low also, but you failed to insert the link so we can vote...
Nathaniel put you in the website business, and he can take you out of the website business.
Shape Up, Kid. And, while I am at it, open your eyes underwater, please.
Always, Joe "Adonis" Madagan ('57-FL)


   Dear Major Adonis,
What can I say?  My computer has a weird thing going on with it right now.  I am not making this up.  Sometimes the
text simply vanishes right in front of my eyes.  it's still there; it just changes colors and becomes invisible.  The link
obviously showed up on my computer, and Nathaniel's, and Sarah's, but I'll print it here again for all those of you
who may have missed it yesterday: 

Just go to the web address below, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and vote for the "Jamie Mo Show."


   Scroll down to the third row of pictures.  The first one says: August 14th - "The Jamie Mo Show".
Click UNDER the image to hear the sound byte; click ON Jamie's image to vote.  TA-DAH!

   Oh, and, Joe, how are you gonna teach me how to keep my eyes open under water IF YOU DON'T COME
   The Omni has a lovely pool.  This is quite possibly my last chance to learn to really swim. 
I'm a generally trusting soul, but there are not that many people in the world other than you whom I would trust with
my life.  Being the eternal optimist that I am, I'm packing my black bathing suit.

Bratty Brat

From my #5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 08/25/04:

Thanks for the advertisement.  Apparently they will announce the winner on Friday.  Oh, by the way....
I am no longer going for a Computer Management and Information Systems degree.  It was taking so friggin'
long to get to the classes I had to take before I could move on to higher classes, that I would have been here
forever.  So, I undeclared in the summer, and plan on declaring as a Mass Communications major with emphasis
on radio and TV, and a minor in CMIS.  Anyway, love ya, and thanks again.

    Thanks, Fan - and thanks for al your continued help to us with the page!

From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/25/04:

So, Carol, how many times can we go back and vote??????????? 

   Giggles!  Ya know, I wondered that myself, Sarah!  I was afraid to vote more than once myself, for fear that it would
kick out multiple votes from the same computer!

From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA - 08/25/04:

Did you write that you have your Mother's class ring from John Marshall High School? My mother graduated
from John Marshall High School in Richmond. I have her huge diploma. Could it be the same high school?
Thanks. I'm a little slow looking @ e-mail messages. We have been helping my daughter and son-in-law working
on their home getting ready for their little female addition due at the end of October.
It's been fun and entertaining reading all of the comments.

   Hey, Pauline!  Yes, indeedy-doody, that's the very same school!  

1912 1920 2004 - 4225 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227
- Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/26/04
Thanks, Dave!

  Of course, the location could vary, depending on when your mama graduated.  When my parents graduated
from there in 1925, the school was right behind John Marshall's home.  By the time Bruce Korusek graduated
in 1966, the school had been at its new location for some years.  Bruce is the fellow who supplies us with all those
priceless old bus images for our Citizens' Rapid Transit page (Thanks, Bruce!).

From Linda Boatright Fitzgerald ('66) of FL - 08/25/04:

FYI... I have never had any problems receiving your notices or newsletters here on AOL.  I also suggest that
everyone check their SPAM folders frequently, as AOL will put things in that folder.  They haven't sent yours
there for me, but that might be happening to the others.
Have a great day!

   Thanks, Linda!  Hope this helps y'all!

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/25/04:

OK, all you TYPHOONs, especially the Class of 1964. My post office box is
growing cobwebs, and my nervous system is frazzled. Response to the Reunion
invitation has been …. well …. slow.   Sixty-five (65) of you returned your
Surveys indicating that you planned to attend. As of August 25th (6 days shy
of the deadline) only twenty-two (22) of you have submitted your reservations.
C’MON, GUYS!!!  Time's a’wastin’.  Let’s get those checks in the mail, so that
Dave (whose name is on all the contracts) doesn’t end up in the Poorhouse. 

More to the point, this will be a Reunion you won’t want
to miss. I haven’t told you about the surprises in store for
you …. then they wouldn’t be surprises, would they?
you have seen Carol exhorting you week after week to attend, because she
knows some of what is planned.  Mr. Wilson, Mr. Reed, and Mr. Taylor ('55)
will be in attendance, as will Coach Mitchell and many members of our 1964
State Championship Basketball Team. We may never assemble this team again,
so you don’t want to miss it.

Let's get that TYPHOON Network humming. I am hoping each of you will contact
a Classmate, especially those who are not subscribers to this Newsletter, and
encourage them to attend. 

   Thanks, Dave.

There ya go.  What more can we possibly tell y'all without ruining it all for you?  JUST BE THERE!

   Y'all take care of each other.

                                   Love to all, Carol


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


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

Thursday's Child

By David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels

(Thanks to Zig Dust for his help with these lyrics.)


All of my life I've tried so hard
Doing my best with what I had
Nothing much happened all the same

Something about me stood apart
A whisper of hope that seemed to fail
Maybe I'm born right out of my time
Breaking my life in two

(Throw me tomorrow..oh,oh)
Now that I've really got a chance
(Throw me tomorrow..oh,oh)
Everything's falling into place
(Throw me tomorrow..oh,oh)
Seeing my past to let it go
(Throw me tomorrow..oh,oh)
Only for you I don't regret
That I was Thursday's Child

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday born I was (x2)

Sometimes I cried my heart to sleep

Shuffling days and lonesome nights
Sometimes my courage fell to my feet

Lucky old sun is in my sky
Nothing prepared me for your smile
Lighting the darkness of my soul
Innocence in your arms

(Throw me tomorrow..oh,oh)
Now that I've really got a chance
(Throw me tomorrow..oh,oh)
Everything's falling into place
(Throw me tomorrow..oh,oh)
Seeing my past to let it go
(Yeah, throw me tomorrow..oh,oh)
Only for you I don't regret
That I was Thursday's Child

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday born I was Thursday's Child
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday born I was Thursday's Child
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday born I was
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday born I was

"Thursday's Child" midi courtesy of http://www.bowiewonderworld.com/baby.htm - 08/25/04

"Thursday's Child" lyrics courtesy of http://www.teenagewildlife.com/Songs/T/tc.html - 08/25/04

Blue Arrow divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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