09/03/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Friday Morning

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This letter will be as fraught with errors and omissions as the last, simply because too much time has elapsed.

   Thank you for all the Get Well Wishes I received this week - the hysterically funny as well as the sweet.  They were all
touching, and I appreciate them.

   The good news is that while I was sick this week, I managed to lose eleven-and-a-half pounds.  The bad news,
Billy Turner, is that it still doesn't get me into that brown leather wrap-around skirt in time for the ReunionARGHHH! 
Maybe next year...  And maybe one day we ought to tell them that story about Mr. Loving's Geometry class and the
wrap-around skirt incident.  Hmmm.  I think I'll leave that one to you, Billy Turner.  See you in October!

   More Good News, Bad News: Hit # 25,500 was made on Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 5:30 PM by someone
with a longship.net address using a Galeon 1.2.9 browser on a Linux system.   The bad news is that I don't know who
did it.  Now that is SO easy! You KNOW who you are!  PLEASE LET ME KNOW, TOO!


   Y'all really should go play "Whack Britney with a Summer Sausage" while you're there.  It's a great morale booster:



1. Steve Pullen ('65) of VA - 09/01/04

The website is outstanding and a true tribute to NNHS, not only the Class of í65, but everyone. Please add me
to your list to receive the newsletter and to be contacted.  Thanks. Let me know if anything else is needed

   Thanks - and welcome - at long last, Steve! We've been looking for you for four years!

Iíve been in the same place forever. First Newport News and now Williamsburg. I emailed Sarah (Puckett
Kressaty - '65)
when she returned to Newport News I thought. Also sent the website to Steve Burns ('65)
in St. Paul, Minn. Please add both emails to the list. Birthday is 11.10.46 and I feel it. Iíve been looking
at the website since the Spring when it was first sent to me and continue to be impressed. Iíll also be sending
you some $$$$ to help keep it up. It will be good to keep up with some of the old friends.
I noticed Don Harvey ('65) is not listed. He lives in Va. Beach and is now retired as a high school principal
traveling all over the world. 
Iím still working @ the Va. Dept. of Juvenile Justice and hopefully will for a few more years. I look forward
to hearing more from you.

   Thanks for spreading the word.  Traveling the world sounds like fun.  I'm always grateful when I can just travel the five
hours north to Newport News!  I added your name and Don's to the '65 contact page:



   Oh, you'll hear more from me, Steve.  Getting me to shut up is the hard part.

2. Sid Melton ('64) of NY - 09/02/04 - courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA and Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA

   We'd been looking for Sid for some long while, and thanks to Sarah and Dave's magic, it all sort of fell in place.  Dave
and I were both able to speak with Sid last night at some length, and really enjoyed being reconnected.

   Welcome, Steve and Sid!  You are both posted here:



   Sid is also to be found here:






   My sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC, found me a birthday card with this quotation and message on it:

"I plan on growing old much later in life or maybe not at all."

- Patty Carey, 1901

I vote for not at all.

   Is not that just The Real Me?!?  I posted it at the top of the Birthday Page (where else?):


   Thanks, Eleanor!  What a great philosophy of life!

   I made another email addy page, this one for the Class of 1962:



   I know I said I wasn't gonna do that, but it was just so amazingly tedious that it kept my mind off of a lot of unpleasant
subjects, so I did.  Or perhaps I'm just a pathological liar - hard to say.

From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 09/02/04: 

Now we need a Class of 1966 address page!
I don't know how you do it!  I enjoy your newsletters so much.  I send them to my listing of the class of 1966. 
I think some of them have contacted you to get on your mailing list.  Thanks for "linking" us up!

   Oh, all right, since you're cute.  Stay tuned, and I'll make it soon.  Kinda soon.  Before too long...

   Giggles!  Thanks, Dee!

    In addition to Sid, two more former Marines have been added to "Famous Marines" - Sen. Zell Miller and Don Imus:


    We still seem to be missing someone here, hmmm, Billy?  Nudge, nudge.

   Joe Madagan ('57) of FL sent me an image of David Brinkley for "Famous Soldiers" yesterday.  I've attached it,
but not the caption yet.  My bad.  Hang on, I'll get it yet, Adonis!  And thanks so much!


  The Reunions loom ever closer! 





From Jean Baker Howell ('69) of VA - 09/01/04:

Carol, sorry to hear you have been sick.  I haven't told you lately how much I enjoy reading
your newsletters.  We, Class of '69, are having our reunion this weekend and hope Frances
stays away.  Hope you had a happy birthday.  If though I am a couple of years behind a lot
of your readers, I did grow up in North End on 50th Street so I really enjoy reading all of it. 
I will let you know how this weekend goes and I hope Class of '64 has a great one. 

   Thanks, Jean!  In my stupor of thought, I had just realized that your reunion was beginning tonight when this
arrived from you yesterday.  We've been perhaps just a wee bit partial in promoting '64's Reunion over all others. 
Well, okay, we've been totally shameless.  I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason for that, and if you give me a
moment or two, I'll try to invent one...

   We DO wish you all success and happiness with the Class of '69 Reunion this weekend.  We hope you'll supply
us with pictures so that we can enjoy yours vicariously, even though we've treated you shabbily.


From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 09/02/04:


   That was fun!  Thanks, Rip!


From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 09/02/04:

   A slide show of the storm damage in Richmond:


   And that was NOT so fun, but I'm very glad you sent it.  Thanks, Janice!



   This is Jerry's web page of incredible images he make from Polaroid pictures.  They're totally unlike anything
I've ever seen, and the entire site is quite mesmerizing.

From Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA - 08/31/04:


   Thanks, Jerry!  I'd love to see them - and thanks for letting us post them!


   Something just went a bit haywire on my computer, and I was forced to remove that link until I repair it, but if you'll just hand
type it in from the Contact-63 page until I do so, I'm sure you won't experience the same "interesting" effect that I had.  I hope.
Or if you do, please understand that neither Jerry nor I had anything whatsoever to do with it.

From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 09/02/04:

Hi Carol,
You know you have my email address and certainly can put it on your website. I haven't done anything
with our site much lately. Don't hear from anyone. You keep up the good work and I know that you hear
from some of my classmates, which is good. That way I can keep up with our classmates too!
Thanks for all you do.
Your other classmate,

   Hey, Brenda - so good to hear from you!  I miss running up to your Reunion Committee meetings!  Well, okay, I only
made it to two of them, but I had such fun!  I think of you often, and wonder how you're doing.  If you hadn't begun the
Web Page for the Class of '62, I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today.  I'm indebted to you for a whole portion of my life! 
Thanks so much!  I hope all is well with you and yours.

From Me ('65) in NC - 09/03/04:

   Once again, I'm going to have to cut this short and empty with sections removed, because I'm out of time for the day. 
Being the eternal optimist that I am, I have high hopes that soon I'll be able to complete those missing updates, and
convey to you those missing messages.

   Coming home from my class just now, we passed a really bad car wreck at the intersection.  We were the first ones
on the scenes with a cell phone, so my brother-in-law, Miles Nowitzky (Granby High School - 1950), (who was
chauffeuring Adrienne and me for the day) called 9-1-1.  The accident involved two high school students, a boy friend
and girl friend, and their mothers.  The vehicle had slipped on the pavement, skidded a short distance, and overturned
in a ditch, landing on the driver's side.  The boy managed to get out and after some difficulty was able to pull his girl friend
free.  After a long while, his mother was able to make it out, but she had injured her shoulder, and was somewhat
scratched and bruised.

   The girl's mother had been driving, and was pinned in the vehicle, and was bleeding.  While we were there, she lost
consciousness.  When the emergency vehicles arrived, they had to cut her out.  We were able to notify the school and
other family members for them.  We do not yet know the condition of the mother, who was whisked away to the hospital. 

   The entire incident was yet another example of the fragility of life, and how instantly it can change forever.  Go call
someone and tell them you love them.  Better still, give someone a hug.  Y'all take care of each other.  You do it so well.

   And if I haven't told you lately what y'all mean to me, consider yourself told.  My association with you has brought me
incredible joy.  Thank you for everything you've brought to my life.

                                   Love to all, Carol


NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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


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



The Beatles

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away!
Now it looks as though they're here to stay,
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be!
There's a shadow hanging over me,
Oh, yesterday came suddenly

Why she had to go I don't know; she wouldn't say,
I said something wrong now I long, for yesterday

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play!
Now I need a place to hide away,
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Why she had to go I don't know; she wouldn't say,
I said something wrong now I long, for yesterday-ay-ay-ay

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play,
Now I need a place to hide away,
Oh, I believe in yesterday!

"Yesterday" midi courtesy of http://juali.chez.tiscali.fr/loveli/musicbox/yesterday.mid - 09/03/04

"Yesterday" lyrics courtesy of http://wsp3.wspice.com/~dpannell/beatles/yesterdy.htm - 09/03/04 

  Brown Star Dotted divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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