- NNHS Newsletter
Good Morning Starshine
“I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes, After the day's great sun."
- Charles Hanson Towne
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme comes to us courtesy of our Wizard of Wonderment, Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, who in addition to being a Super Genius, can apparently also read minds across the miles!
Maybe you were thinking of "Good Morning Starshine" from
That's exactly what I remembered! I had all but convinced myself that I must have been thinking of some commercial jingle - and I think someone did use a segment of this song on a commercial sometime - but before that, it was here.....
Thank you so much, David!
WHEW!!!! I got it right.
It coulda also been "Good Day Sunshine" by The Beatles
AH, yes! Well, then, we'll save that one for another day real soon! Thanks again, Brown Eyes!
1. Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of ? - 08/28/07:
2. Deborah A. Gilliam ('67?) of ? - 08/28/07:
Please add me to your list and use my picture if you like. I have not had a chance to explore your site yet. I'm thrilled with what I see so far.
3. Ivan Anker ('67) of ? - 08/28/07:
Please put me on your email list. I think it's wonderful that you're doing these updates for everyone.
Ivan Anker NNHS Class of 1967. Thanks again.
A Three-Fer - SUPER!!! Welcome aboard, Everyone, and thanks for your interest! I've added all your names to my mailing list and to the Alumni Page:
I'll be scanning in your senior portraits soon. If you'll tell me your state of residence we'll all be happy (especially your webmistress, who has all but perfected OCD). If you'll share your birthdates, we can add them here, and be downright ecstatic:
UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS :
Happy Birthday this week to - oh, no! It's my turn! ARGHHH!!!
Carol Buckley Harty
('65) of NC - 1947 and
Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA - 1948;
31 - Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 1941 and Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 1943;
01 - Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;
02 - Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA - 1946
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!
GUEST BOOK SIGNERS:
1. Jim Loudermilk ('67) of PA - 08/28/07:
Thank you, Jim!
HIDING (BUT JUST FOUND) NOTES:
From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 08/24/07:
COOL BEANS!!! Thanks for keeping us posted, Jennie!
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA 08/24/07:
NOOOOO!!! NOT the Active X Syndrome again! If I recall correctly, we spent a whole week or so addressing that issue last year or some time. It's too horrible to contemplate, but at length was resolved for everyone - I think....
The answers are all in here, somewhere:
Could we have some volunteers to join the hunt???
From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 08/24/07:
Normie, you are a Sweetie-Pie! Thanks so much for your gracious understanding and kindness to me!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/24/07:
I too dislike that song. It reminds me of my parents' divorce. It must have been playing a lot around that time. Take Care.
It did - all the time. ALL the time. Music has a way of reminding us of all the times of our lives, both happy and sad, and we all have our share of both. Thanks, Lady!
Forget the crummy "r"------your birthday is almost here. Have a HAPPY!
WILD GIGGLES - AND GROANS!!! Thanks so much, Jerry and Judy!
From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA to Richard B. Donaldson - 08/24/07 - "Naming of new High School":
From Richard B. Donaldson to Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA - 08/27/07 - "RE: Naming of new High School":
Thanks, Jo Ann! I added your comments to that page:
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 08/25/07:
Kathie Avant Taylor ('64 - of GA) and I have re-connected and have been greatly enjoying re-living our days at Woodrow Wilson. We had such fun there and have so many great memories.
Some of you might get a chuckle out of this...I live in a very small town (about 16,000). Well, a woman recently opened a shop called, "Posh and Naughty" featuring women's lingerie and other interesting things that I will leave to your imagination...it is the talk of the town...
I can just imagine! WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Jean!
From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 08/25/07 - "Daddy and Miss Ethel Taylor":
Dear Carol and all Y'all...
When I walked home the day Miss Taylor bought the milkshake, I could not wait to tell my folks about Miss Taylor's delicious 'mistake.' The late Spring afternoon had gotten a lot warmer, and I couldn't wait to put on some shorts and sit under my tree in the back yard. We didn't have air conditioning in Marshall Courts, so the shade of the tree was welcome after the walk home. Becky Marshall stopped by and joined me in the shade. Of course, practically the entire school was buzzing about Miss Taylor holding my hand on the way to Miss Suttle's classroom, and Becky wanted details. When I told her, Becky said she thought that was one of the nicest things she had ever heard about a school teacher or Principal, I had to agree.
"Oh, yeah, she wants to talk to my dad about
"I'll bet she wants her money back." Becky said.
I told her it was about his being a fireman. We
just looked at each other and shrugged. Mom came to the back door to let me
know that supper was almost ready. Becky helped me fold the blanket, said she
would see me tomorrow, and went home to tell her parents about what a nice lady
Miss Taylor really was.
Daddy was home for supper that night, and I couldn't wait for Mom to get the food on the table so we could start eating. Then I would tell them what happened after our meal. I don't remember what we ate that night, but I do know I couldn't wait to stop eating and start talking. Mom got up to get Daddy some more ice tea, and while she was refilling Daddy's glass she glanced at me and asked why I didn't eat lunch with Mrs. Godwin.
"Um-Miss Taylor forgot to tell me."
Mom spilled the tea and said, "What? She forgot to TELL you?"
Which prompted Daddy to ask about little Byron next door and his trip to the emergency room.
"One stitch," Mom told Daddy, and then looked at me. "I'm going to that school tomorrow and tell her a thing or two."
Mom was ready for a classic Southern 'hissy fit' !
"It's okay, she bought me a milkshake when I got back to school and I drank it right in her office. It was strawberry, my favorite, anyway she wants to talk to Daddy."
"About what?" Daddy asked.
"I donno', something about the firehouse, she said. I don't remember exactly; she did a lot of talking while I drank my milkshake."
"She probably wants the first graders to tour the
firehouse and see the fire trucks. I'll stop by and see her next time I have a
day off. It's awfully late in the year, so it will probably have to be in the
In the fall I would be at Walter Reed. Oh, well at least it wasn't about me. Fall seemed a long time away, with the end of school near, and summer stretching as far as forever like it used to when we were young, and the days were deliciously long.
Labor Day arrived and with it the new school year. This year I would walk in a different direction. Up Wickham Avenue, towards Stuart Gardens way. I was excited, this school had a cafeteria and more than one bathroom. An auditorium, and to my delight a huge library. The first day I was was assigned to Mrs. Graham's 4th grade class, and as I looked around I discovered kids I had never seen before. Daddy had said there would be new kids for me to meet...he was right. I liked Mrs. Graham. She seemed sweet and soft spoken, and the fourth grade began. September faded into October and the weather was cooler. And guess what???? WE had a MAN for a Principal, Mr. Shreeves. I didn't know a man could be Principal !! And we had ASSEMBLIES !
About the third week in October we were told we were going to have an assembly at 10a.m.! We were all excited just to get out of class (for anything) - fire drill, lunch, playground, it didn't matter.
At 9:55 Mrs. Graham had us line up for our trip to the auditorium and like good little soldiers we marched to our seats in the huge room, sat down, and looked around. Gosh, everyone was here ! When we had settled, Mr. Shreeves walked onto the stage and announced that we had a guest that would teach us about Fire Prevention, because it was Fire Prevention Week. I was whispering to the girl next to me during the introduction, and when I looked at the stage I saw my very own father walking to the podium. MY Dad ! He hadn't even told me. Later I would sit on his lap and cry because he didn't, and because he was so entertaining and I was so proud, and ashamed that I was embarrassed. He did the same thing year after year until he retired. And when my family got the dog, a Boxer, he included her in the speech. I'll bet you remember, some of you younger ones. She was the dog that talked on command and produced squeals of delight from thousands of elementary school children, her name was Tina, remember now? Daddy's fame grew and soon he spoke at Riverside Nursing School, and many other schools in the area. It was Daddy's cup of tea and he drained the last drop every time he spoke.
After he retired he, (are you ready?) was the
Santa Claus whose lap you sat on at
Newmarket and told your dreams and wishes to. He loved it and he loved
every kid that sat on his lap ~~~ even the ones that peed on him.
That was MY Dad, and he was the BEST !! Thanks for getting it started to: Miss Ethel Taylor
Luv, Y'all, "Dimples" aka Sepi
WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! Thanks so much for this wonderful sketch, Sepi!
I posted it here:
From Tricia Sheene (Matthews) of ? - 08/25/07 - "Check out Kitties Singing Joy-Joy-Joy! on Yahoo! Video":
This is a riot! Thanks, Tricia!
Once again I have been browsing your NNHS
websites. I was amazed to see
Buckroe Beach again! It
brought back great memories of the roller coaster and tunnel of love! I
got my first kiss in that tunnel of love and I was only about 10! (Bobby
Stanfield) I have been talking with Debbie and Roxie McCall
whom I found through you guys. We plan to get together soon. We spent
endless summer days at
Thanks, Patty! We're glad you're enjoying it all! Please give our regards to your mama, too!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/26/07 to Patty Dunn (a.k.a. "Spunky") of NC - "Re: NNHS website":
Thanks for the kind words. I have passed them along to Carol Buckley Harty ('65 - of NC) , who is webmistress for the site, and to whom all kudos should flow.
As Carol will attest, reports of reunions of long lost childhood friends are the most heartwarming part of maintaining the site.
Dave Spriggs '64
(As always, David - ever the Officer and Gentleman - is greatly downplaying the tremendous role he played in developing what we have here.....)
That is surely one of the most rewarding aspects of all this, David. And in that spirit, Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC , Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro High, IL/American School, IL - of NC) and I are driving over to Raleigh tomorrow to meet the Legendary Dimples - a.k.a. Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC!
It's only been fifty years!!! Thanks again, Captain!
From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - "A Lesson in Life":
The first day of school our Professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.
I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.
She said, 'Hi, Handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?
I laughed and enthusiastically responded, 'Of course you may!' and she gave me a giant squeeze.
'Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?' I asked.
She jokingly replied, 'I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids.'
'No seriously,' I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.
'I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!' she told me.
After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate Milkshake.
We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop I was always mesmerized listening to this 'time machine' as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.
Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went.
She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.
At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor.
Frustrated and a little embarrassed, she leaned into the microphone and simply said, 'I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.'
As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, 'We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets! The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets."
She concluded her speech by courageously singing 'The Rose.'
She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives
At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.
One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.
Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.
When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they'll really enjoy it.
These Words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE:
REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.
We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Good friends are like stars........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
Thank you so much, Bruce! Isn't it amazing how so often the very best lessons we learn seem to involve humility, unselfishness and perseverance??
From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro High, IL - '97) of IL - 08/26/07 - "RE: HORRIBLE EMBARRASSING TYPO! ":
I saw the subject heading and thought it was just some spam until I saw it came from you. Don't you love typos?
Oh, yeah, great fun. GREAT fun. GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Faniel!
From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 08/26/07 - "Food for thought":
Carol, and the rest of Y'all~~~
Some of the things I've learned since moving to North Cackalacky ! Learned it from the natives !
"Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway !"
"Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time"
"If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around."
"If you find yourself in a hole, first thing ya' do is stop diggin'."
Y'all be good to each other...
"Dimples" aka Sepi
Thank you, Sepi, these are classics!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/26/07 - "Whoa, Sweet & Too Funny ":
Whoa...fast clip, but oh deer!
( Both of these are sweet.)
Aww, a cute and unique way of proposing.
Wrong or right, it's sweet.
This came out on The Daily Groaner and although it's goofy it cracked me up.
Good Morning Groanies,
There are a lot of things that I can't do.
1. Play Guitar
2. 10 Push-ups
3. Math in my Head
4. Speak a Foreign Language
8. Eat Spicy Food
9. Listen to Justin Timberlake
There is one thing that I am awesome at... and that's making a shoe smell. I am the king of stinky footwear.
An influential Londoner wound up a business trip to the Orient with a visit to Taipei. At a luncheon he was asked to say a few words. Since he spoke not a word of Chinese, his address was to be translated by an interpreter sentence by sentence.
"I want you to know," he began, "I'm tickled to death to be asked here today."
A look of panicked confusion appeared on the interpreter's face. "This poor man," he said in Chinese, "scratches himself until he dies, only to be with you today."
"Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself."
I really enjoyed these, Shari - thanks!
Reunion Reservation Deadlines are imminent! Please check the Reunion Page!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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
OPEN TO EVERYONE!!
Saturday, September 1, 2007 - Buffet Dinner/Dance, The Omni Hotel, Newport News
Sunday, September 2, 2007 - Omni Sunday Brunch
CONTACTS:Marty - email@example.com; Wanda - 757-867-9070; or Melissa - 757-874-0094
HELP LOCATE MISSING CLASSMATES:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 07/22/07:
From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/24/07 - "Summer's Not Over Yet! "- #15 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, 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
Good Morning StarshineLyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni; music by Galt MacDermot, for the Musical, Hair, 1967
“Good Morning Starshine” midi courtesy ofhttp://calskp.50megs.com/MemMidis.html
Morning Starshine” lyrics courtesy of
also through the brilliant mind reading of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/27/07
Thanks again, Dave!
Greg Summers' "Good Morning
of http://www.fieldandforest.com/contest/POY/Field%20and%20Forest%20%20Photo%20of%20the%20Year%20Awards/BD075B10-8F7B-11DA-A09F-000A95989CB6.html -
08/28/07. Taken on 11/24/99 at Sawhill Ponds, Boulder, CO, it was the 2000 Photo of the Year in the Field and Forest Photo of the Year Awards.
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 08/28/07
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/guestbook-gifs.html - 03/07/06
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Dancing Smiley and
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Laughing Head courtesy of
('65) of VA - 01/25/06
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