09/09/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
“Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke
or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever
- 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!
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING :
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!
GUEST BOOK SIGNERS:
1. Judy Hess Hodges ('67) of VA - 09/07/07:
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.
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":
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 !
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.
From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 09/09/07 - "MISSING YOU":
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 00freehost.com 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...)":
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks for the laugh, Chris!
From Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA - 09/08/07:
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
I love these! Thanks, Brian!
From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 09/08/07 - "Celebrate":
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!
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!
|Betsy Goodson ('37)||
50-Year Reunion of the
NNHS Class of 1937
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!!
Wednesday, August 28, 2007,
Carol's 60th Birthday Party
The Cheesecake Factory
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.
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 !!!":
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 ???
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!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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
Evelyn's Birthday Party for All
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.
THESE SEEM TO GET BETTER AND BETTER EACH YEAR...
WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Chris!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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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 http://ingeb.org/songs/darlingi.html - 09/09/06
Grandparents' Day clip art courtesy of http://deals.crispynews.com/ - 09/08/07
Pink Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 04/05/05
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
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
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific
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