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09/09/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Grandparents' Day

Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done,
not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children."

- Ruth Goode

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This event repeats every year, but last year was the first time I ever remembered it in time:

   Many of you may not personally be observing today, but as you know, we do at least try to celebrate everything together here!


   Joining me today at the Big Six-O Mark is   Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA.  Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

  Tomorrow's Birthday Girl will be  Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA.  Have a great day, Lady!

   Many Happy Returns to you both!


1. Judy Hess Hodges ('67) of VA - 09/07/07:

Friday 09/07/2007 3:42:13pm
Name: Judy Hodges
Marital Status Married
City/Country: Carrollton, Virginia
Favorite Teachers Mrs. Maddox
Mr. Willey
Hobbies My Grandchildren
I love music and love to do dancing

   Thanks, Judy!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/07/07 - "North End - Then & Now":

This PC came up on Ebay recently. I used the 1910 census and determined that the address is 5600 Huntington. It looked very familiar, so I was reasonably sure that it survives. Still, it could have been one of those with the porch missing or disastrous "improvements."

The good news is that it is still there and in fairly good shape. Oh, there is some peeling paint and other geriatric problems, but nothing serious. In the 1906 image, you can see a structure in the rear (most likely a carriage house/garage) with two floors and a dome. It is still there, but there is only one floor and no dome. I am guessing a fire.

1906 Friday, September 7, 2007, 12:05 PM
5600 Huntington Avenue - Residence of Mr. Walter A. Post 5600 Huntington Avenue

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! David, I really believe you have taken up mind reading. I do so love working on Our Old Stomping Grounds.

As they're listed by address, this beauty falls just below the middle of the page: 


Thanks so much! You made my day, Brown Eyes!

    From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('56) of NC - 09/07/07 - "Are you doing O.K.?":

Carol, you O.K. sweetness?

Or are you just worn slam out?  Or is it your computer?


   Hey, Pretty Lady!   Ummmm, all of the above!  What a coo-coo week it's been!

     From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 09/08/07 - "E-mail address":


Just a short note to ask you to change my e-mail address, as I had some problems with peoplepc. My new address is

ALSO----HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY....You are not getting older, just better!!!
                                                             Jerry (62)

   I have your addy all switched, Jerry:

   And you just keep repeating that "better" stuff, Sweetie!  WILDEST GIGGLES - and Thanks!

    From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 09/08/07 - "Wassa Matta":


No kidding now, are you alright ?  Can I do anything ?  Is it you or Paul ?  I will find my way to your house if you need me, honest. Is    Miss El (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '69 - of NC) helping you or is she out of town~~~ again ?  As for computers, yeah they are good things, they just don't have the stamina us humans have. Mine died in its sleep Wednesday night, so I am using my laptop, and hoping Reuben will pick up the other one today.

If you are not well~~ slow down, Do something for yourself that does not involve or is remotely connected to the Newsletter.  Teach people to  appreciate you and what you do for them (us) more. I am older than you, so I'm the boss of you.  Yes, Carol, yes, do what Mimi says ! Stop pushing yourself, it can be fatal. I say all of this in love, I think you know that.  Take care of the most precious thing you have....YOU !

Love, "Dimples"

   Honey, I forgot to tell you.  Basically, I'm just a slacker.  And a slowpoke.  Actually, a slowpoke slacker.  And I'm blind as a bat and I type with two fingers.  And it takes me FOREVER to process images, so whenever I do that, particularly in bulk as I have been doing this week, I fall dreadfully behind on the Newsletters.

   This week those problems were compounded by the fact that I spent most of my waking time either away from home or on the phone.  This may (or may not) have been productive in other areas, but it didn't do a blooming thing for the Newsletters.

   But you are such a Sweetie-Pie to show such concern, and I had SUCH fun talking with you yesterday afternoon, I will try to be good and comply with your wishes.  Just remember, Sepi, for every person trying to get me to slow down, there are three score or more poking me with a cattle prod trying to get me to get my life into gear and actually DO something.

   But I'm all for goofing off (which I did the entire day Friday, as Thursday had been soooo stressful), so I intend to do that very thing again at least once or twice more this week.  Real soon.  Any minute now.

   Thanks, Lady!

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 09/09/07 - "MISSING YOU":

Is there a problem with the website?  I haven't been able to bring it up.  I'm sure it is my error but I don't like you missing out there in space somewhere.  Maybe you're still celebrating that birthday!  Oh, I hope you aren't locked up some where.  I'll send        Cuz Dave to get you out.

   Hi, Linda-Linda! (Yes, yes, I know your middle name isn't really Linda, but it's so much fun to say "Linda-Linda Lane Lane"!)

   At the particular moment you wrote me, it wasn't you or me; it was the site.  The server was down for five or six hours yesterday afternoon.

   And only my brain is missing.

   Hang in there; I should be back up to speed in a few days... I hope.....

  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 09/08/07 - "Re: NNHS Web Site - NOT MY FAULT (Well, Not This Time...)":

Hi Carol!
You remind me of comic mystery writer Janet Evanovich's character, Stephanie Plum. Things happen. Cars blow up. Funeral homes burn down. But it's not her fault. Really. She just happens to be there each time. So, step away from the computer. Grab your comfort food (or drink) of choice. (Stephanie favors jelly donuts.) And keep repeating, "it's not my fault, it's not my fault, it's not my fault..."
Typhoons Forever,

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks for the laugh, Chris!

    From Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA - 09/08/07:

You are amazing.  Your websites are wonderful, informative, creative and entertaining.  You've made me check in daily.  Thanks.
Harry Covert
Typhoon Class of 57


   (That reverberation y'all just felt was me falling off my chair.)

   (This is me, trying to regain my composure and pretend that I'm just the tiniest bit dignified and not in the least degree intimidated.)

   Why, thank you so very much, Harry! Coming from you, that means a great deal to me! We strive here to be as addictive as possible.

   (OOPS!  It's not working.....) 

  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 09/08/07:


Here are a couple email addresses and actual addresses from my cousins.......

   Judy (Anker) Gabel  (of Northern VA) - ______________    

   Bert Anker (of MD) - _____________________  

Also please add my email email address to my profile   

It was great meeting you and your husband last weekend at my reunion. Keep up the great work that you do. 

Ivan Anker `67

   Thanks, Ivan! We enjoyed meeting you, too!

   I've added your email addy to the 1967 Contact Page:

    Judy and I go way back to Magruder School, so I'm glad to have contact information for her again.  I've also forwarded that information to       Dave and       Pam Smith Arnold (both '65) of VA who are in charge of such things.

   I would have sent Bert's information to    Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL for the same reason, but I noticed from their 2005 Reunion Booklet that she already has that information.

From Brian Beachum ('72) of VA - 09/08/07 - "You know you're from the 757 area code if... ":

You know you're from the 757 area code if...

You are amazed whenever any city within 50 miles of your house is mentioned in a text book, national news, etc.

You can name at least three of Mike Joynes' law partners.

You can finish the "Beach Ford" song.

You know Mount Trashmore is a real place, not a joke.

 You can see another 7-11 from the 7-11 you're currently at.

 You know that 64 West in Chesapeake is actually going east.

 Any westbound trip you've ever made involves at least one tunnel.

 You can name at least three underwater tunnels within a twenty mile radius of your home.

You've been friends with, dated or married a sailor.

 You can say "Norfolk" while sounding neither obscene nor incorrect.

 You don't stop and look skyward when aircraft fly over.

 You know what a Food Lion is.

 Newport News is not a catalog, it is a city.

 It's not a peninsula, it's the Peninsula. With a capital P.

 You can name all the I-64 spurs.

 It's not Portsmouth, it's P-town.

 The Strip isn't a nudie bar, it's a tourist trap.

 To you, Scope isn't just mouthwash.

 You know the Boathouse doesn't actually dock any boats.

 You know Dam Neck and Birdneck aren't necks of any kind.

 You don't mind the jet noise.

 You don't slow down in the tunnel, because it's not a big deal.

 One of your major accomplishments in life is holding your breath all the way thru the HRBT...  while driving

 Its normal for seven cities to be linked in almost every conceivable way.

You can leave town for years at a time and come back to find the same segments of roads still under construction.

 Its Seven Five Seven, not Seven Fifty-Seven.

 An inch of snow closes everything down. 3 inches is a blizzard.

 MacArthur was not only a brilliant general, but a fine shopping establishment.

 You don't laugh when you hear "Rip Rap Road," in fact you might even duck down really fast, just in case.

 You know that Norfolk International Airport and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport aren't really international airports.

 No, you're not hallucinating. Those are mermaids.

 You know the real reason we have not been hit by a hurricane in the past several years is because of Pat Robertson.

 You had a nickel for every OBX sticker you saw on the road, you'd be rich by now

Brian Beachum
Beachum Studios, Inc.

If you enjoy what you do, you'll never work another day in your life.

   I love these!  Thanks, Brian!

  From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 09/08/07 - "Celebrate":

Birthday huzzahs and hope the candles make your gifts sparkle with fire. 

Wanted also to say "Hello" to    Linda Lane Lane ('64) and thank her for remembering my sister    Rachel Covert Paquette of Massachusetts ('64) and me. Rachel has been next door visiting with my mother, Betsy Goodson Covert ('37) several weeks this summer.

   OHHH, tell her Hi for us, please!

Your question, Carol, about my Dad's ministry sparked several things and I will report that to you, but it made me verify that my Aunt Christine (Tena) Goodson Hensel of NN is a proud 1939er (her daughter Sherry Hensel Huyck of Hampton is '69); along with cousin Carlin Nash (Feb. '37, R.I.) and his wife, Frances Wyman Nash ('39, R.I.) and second cousin Mamie Catherine (Tootsie) Nash Leggette (Feb. '39) of Hampton.

   WOWZERS!!! I never knew Sherry was your cousin, let alone all those others!

Here is a photo of Betsy Goodson Covert circa 1937, which tells me why Dad didn't hesitate to ask her out. Second is a photo Mother supplied of the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1937. She says she can identify many and as opportunity arises, I'll get it for you. Meantime, maybe some classmates will help out.

   WOWZERONI-ROONI!!! What gems there are! Thanks, Norm!

 About 1937 1987
Betsy Goodson ('37) 50-Year Reunion of the
NNHS Class of 1937

Party on.
Norm ('61)
   Oh, yeah - here I am blowing out those candles (well, to prevent fires during this period of extreme drought in North Carolina, the one candle represented all sixty) on the cheesecake that Dimples     (Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) gave me at my Birthday Party in Raleigh.

   If there's one thing I like to do, it's celebrate! Let the partying continue!!

   Thanks, Sweetie!

Wednesday, August 28, 2007,
2:46 PM
Carol's 60th Birthday Party
The Cheesecake Factory
Raleigh, NC

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/08/07 - "Chuck is flying over very soon... ":

Our son Chuck (Navy Lt. Cdr. Charles Burton) is leaving tomorrow for Kuwait and then into Iraq.  I would love and appreciate prayers for his safety.  It is a ten month deployment.  We are doing all right thanks to kind and encouraging words from such good people as Paul Dobie, who contacted me several months ago when I asked him about Iraq.  I know that the NNHS family hold each other very tightly and I so value that at this time. 

Hugs, jb 

   Ohhh, Jean, I knew it was coming soon....

   You and your whole family will be in my continual thoughts and prayers!

          From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro High, IL/American School, IL) of NC - 09/08/07 - "funny baby clips":

So, I figured everyone needs a good laugh, right?

This one is of a baby laughing so much he keeps falling over:

This one is a break dancing kid:

This one is probably my favorite of the bunch...its four babies laughing at the same time:

Kung Fu baby:

This one probably ties as my favorite actually its just one baby laughing:

The last baby reminds me of   .  Jacob Harty as a baby:

I love the last two babies on this one:

Well, I hope y'all liked the vids.  I love ya!

    Adrienne a.k.a. Webby

   How right you are, Baby Girl! I'll have to agree with your favorites. These are a real day brightener - and they're perfect for Grandparents' Day!  Thanks, Webby, I love you, too!

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 09/08/07 - "Dear Carol, HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!":

Dear Carol,

Let me wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~~~~~ and I hope you have Many, Many, More !!! Lets see if you can match mine some day ???

I know what a great opera fan you are and I was thinking of you when CNN broadcast the news that "Pavarotti" had passed away.
The narrator said he was the greatest tenor of all time, I think that was an ambiguous statement because, in my opinion the Singer that is the greatest is the one that pleases YOU/ME the most.
Please don't  misunderstand what I am saying.  Pavarotti was great BUT, Andrea Bocelli's  singing pleases me more. You are much too young to have heard of Mario Lanza. One of his movies was "The Great Caruso". He was a good Tenor and he also sang Popular songs, "Be My Love", Etc, Etc.
I watched the three Tenors on TV when they sang together, Pavarotti, Cararus and Domingo and I also have their DVD`s, So you see I think they are all great tenors too.
Do I sound too confusing ?? It's late and I am off to bed before midnight so I don't turn into a pumpkin.

More later,

Your Friend, Herbie

   Thank you, Herbie Darlin! A great voice has indeed been stilled. Thanks for remembering me. Like you, I do love opera.

   (SHHHH! Don't tell anybody, but I've always been partial to baritones. That's a carefully guarded secret, though.)

   And of course, I remember the incomparable Mario Lanza! 

     From Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA - 09/09/07 - "Re: 08/30/07 - Dancing Queen":

Happy, happy birthday! May your day be merry and bright, and your tomorrows bring nothing but light.

I'm in Florida visiting my daughter and grand kids for a week or so. Take care of yourself.


   Thank you, Jimmy Darlin'! Have fun with your chickadees!


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

2. 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

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

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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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:

Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us
Hosted by Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX
Saturday, September 29, 2007, 2:00 P.M.
The Canepa Cottage, 760 North 1st Street, Buckroe Beach, Virginia


Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us - 09/29/07

  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/24/07 - "Summer's Not Over Yet! "- #21 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!

   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

Silver Threads Among the Gold

Words by Eben E. Rexford (1848-1916);
Music by Hart Pease Danks (1834-1903), 1873

Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away;
But, my darling, you will be, will be,
Always young and fair to me,
Yes, my darling, you will be,
Always young and fair to me.

When your hair is silver white,
And your cheeks no longer bright,
With the roses of the May;
I will kiss your lips and say-
Oh! my darling, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown,
Yes, my darling, mine alone,
You have never older grown.

Love can never more grow old,
Locks may lose their brown and gold,
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow,
But the hearts that love will know
Never, never, winter's frost and chill:
Summer warmth is in them still-
Never winter's frost and chill,
Summer warmth is in them still.

Love is always young and fair,-
What to us is silver hair,
Faded cheeks or steps grown slow,
To the heart that beats below?
Since I kissed you, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown-
Since I kissed you, mine alone,
You have never older grown.

Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold,
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away.

"Silver Threads Among the Gold" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 09/09/06

Grandparents' Day clip art courtesy of - 09/08/07

Pink Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/05/05

Animated Tiny 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 - 03/07/06

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

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

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

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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!

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