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09/23/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
When Autumn Comes

"The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month
of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself
like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty
who has seen one season too many."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(29 Aug 1809 - 7 Oct 1894)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I was never able to ascertain whether the words of Linda Eder's song below match the attached MIDI file, but I do know one thing for sure.  Today is indeed the first day of Autumn.



   Happy 16th Birthday today to my #1 grandson,       Andrew Harty of IL, who was born the night of a spectacular Illinois Harvest Moon!

 Tomorrow    Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA will be celebrating as well.  On the 25th, we'll have another Two-Fer:   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA and    Jerry Allen ('65) of VA; and then    Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC on the 27th.

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

From Helen Kanelos Hollowell ('72) of VA - 09/19/06 - "Death of my brother   Frank Kanelos ('70)":

Thank you very much to all who sent in the kindest condolences for the loss of my brother Frank Kanelos........................I have known for a long time that this site existed. Today I visited for the first time and was overwhelmed........I cried....I miss my brother so so much.......

Helen Hollowell.... class of 72

   Thank you so much, Helen. I added your very touching remarks to Frank's Memorial Newsletter:

   Once again, you have our sincerest condolences on the loss of your brother.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/19/06 - "RE: 09/19/07 - Talk Like a Pirate Day":

Hi, Carol:
To celebrate down here in Buccaneer country, it was only fitting to have lunch at AAARRRBBBYYYSSSS!
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WILD GIGGLES!!! SUPER - but of course! Thanks, Adonis!

  From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 09/19/06 - "Talk Like a Royal Day":

What fun, participating in "Talk Like a Pirate Day"!   Remember, everybody, Thursday is "Talk Like a Royal Day".
As in: "Faw, faw,  fah-fah-fah!  Who's your Prince, Camilla, you naughty little vixen, you?  Who's your Prince?"    

Oops.. Prince Charles is the only voice I can do.   Dolly Crane would be so ashamed of me...

Bill Black, Stage Crew Homeroom.

   WILDER GIGGLES!!! You go, old chap!

   And don't think that just because I've been promising a Stage Crew Homeroom page for a couple of years or so and still haven't delivered on it that I've forgotten it! No Sir-ree, Bob! See? It says so, right here on the SITE MAP:

● Stage Crew Homerooms, 1954 to 1967 COMING SOON

   Thanks, Bill!

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  09/19/07 - "Dear Carol, Be patient, it will pay off !!! "

Dear Carol,

Here is proof that patience is a virtue (not smelly).

Your Friend, Herbie

Sometimes it does pay to be patient .....

  YOWZERONI-RINI!!! WILD GIGGLES! Yes, it does, Herbie Darlin'! Thanks!


" I'll wait .... you go ahead !! "

  From Dale Mueller ('64) of VA - 09/20/07 - "  Dale Lucado Golf Tournament ":


The tournament and lunch afterwards raised over $21,000 for Dale Lucado ('68 - of VA)  this year.  It was a great time and the weather was perfect. 

Here is an attached pix of our golf team:  from L to R, John Scott, Bill Rash  ('67), Fred Anspach ('64), Dale Mueller ('64)

Thanks for all your work on the NNHS letter.

Sunday, September 16, 2007
John Scott, Bill Rash  ('67), Fred Anspach ('64), and
Dale Mueller ('64)

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! What fabulous news!

   I've posted the image you sent two different ways - one to show off the striking scenery, and one to spotlight the super guys!

   Thanks so much for letting us know, Dale!

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 09/20/07 - "Port Warwick Last Nite ~~ FOR LOCALS ONLY, OTHERS JUST DEST":



          You Farmers, Tie-Foons, Krabbas and TJ'ers who didn't show missed a
             Wonderful nite of fellowship, good weather and a great band
       with  the best crowd we have ever had.
                  Sorry some of you missed it-maybe next time           

  Thanks, Karrin! Let's all hope so!

  From Johnnie Bateman ('68) of VA - 09/22/07 - "Pictures ":


Could you do anything with the pics I sent?

   Hi, Johnnie!  Yes, the pictures are great!  Unfortunately for me, they arrived the same day my last surviving aunt died.

   So after I left town for a while, and fell into a funk for a while, and our phone/internet kept going out - ARGHHH! - well, don't worry.  I'll get there.

   They're scheduled to be on one of the missing back issues, either the 09/14 or the 09/18.  If they won't fit there, that boosts them up to the next one in line.

   Sorry for the delay; images always take me quite a while to process.  For instance, just before the internet went out today (for the entire afternoon), I was just about to finish the missing 09/07 issue.  It's all done except for three yearbook scans, ten or so images of
      David Whitley's ('67 - of VA) beautiful family, and    Chris Wilson Starkman's ('68 - of CA) sand sculpture picture de jour.  The rest is all done.  I figure those 14 photos should only take me - oh, three or four more hours.....

   Stay tuned.  I'll try to give you a heads-up in a separate note.


I am very sorry to hear of your auntís passing.

   Thanks so much; I really appreciate that!

David Whitley, yes he is one fine person; he lives nearby here in the Glendale area but, heís closer to 
  Sandiís (Bateman Chestnut - '65 - of VA) house. Iím over in the older section.  You know, David has a daughter that I see every now and then up at Ace Hardware and she has a lot of his characteristics, which is cool.

I see David every now and then at Surry Power Station (we are in the same building).

Being Typhoons we look out for one another and outsiders just donít seem to understand it, especially the Crabbers (except maybe   Tom Norris - Hampton HS - '73 - of VA). I think Tom missed the lobotomy class at HHS. ;o)

Anyway so much ranting for now.

Being one that never wanted to leave NNHS (21 when I graduated), I truly love what you are doing here.

May God bless you and be with you through your recent Aunt's passing.

Sincerely and Respectfully,
Johnnie Bateman

   Well, Johnnie, obviously I haven't finished the 09/14 issue even yet, and they didn't make it into the 09/18 or 09/19 edition, so that brings us to today, hmmm?  Yes, it does.

  From Johnnie Bateman ('68) of VA - 09/12/07 - "A coupla Typhoons '70 AND More 70's gang":


Jennie Easmeil Alexander and me this past Monday night at Cheers with other classmates of 1970.

We met to discuss 2010 upcoming reunion plans...we discussed tentative plans to take a cruise. More pics coming of "The Monthly 70's Gang"; we are what's happening !!!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Jennie Easmeil Alexander and Johnnie Bateman
  Okay, Carol, here are two more pics of the 70's gang.

Gang 1 is from rear to front: Pat ?, Carol Comer Cutler, and Barbara Carper.
Gang 2 is from rear to front: Wanda Sheffield, Glenn Cox, and Brenda Price DePaula.

Also attending were Betsy Turner Sauer and Bill Sauer.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Gang 1: Pat ?, Carol Anne Comer Cutler, and Barbara Carper Gang 2: Wanda Sheffield, Glenn Cox, and Brenda Price DePaula

Johnnie Bateman
Class 67,68, 69 and 70

   In anticipation of your reunion, I've begun a new file for y'all.  If you'll send me your class motto and flower and date of graduation (if I recall correctly, your class colors were red, white, and blue), I'll begin a reunion and graduation page for you, and these images will have a better permanent slot.

   Thanks, Johnnie! Tell that gorgeous David and Tom the Babe Hi for me.

   From  Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 09/20/07 - "For those who weep":

My dearest Carol,

I am surprised that you have time to do "regular" letters at all with all you must endure with those of us who have passed away. It is hard for me to cope with the amount of lost friends under the age of sixty five. It all seems surreal and I am sorry you must deal with such sorrow  for us. Yet, without you, we would all be lost.  Do not worry about catching up, just continue on

Thank you for being our "angel" .

Linda May  ' 66

   Linda May, you are such a Sweetie-Pie!  Thank you so very much for your kind thoughts; they really cheered my soul!

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  09/21/07 - "Dear Carol, Love of God gets you over the top !!! ":

Dear Carol,

Read this all the way through. The end of this puzzle shows mathematically that the love of God will get you over the top, 101%.

 This is fun stuff. Turns out to be a devotional of sorts.
This is fascinating. Be sure to go all the way to the end.
Absolutely amazing!

Beauty of Math!
1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321
1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111
9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888
Brilliant, isn't it?
And look at this symmetry:
1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321
Now, take a look at this...
From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:
What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
We have all been in situations where someone
wants you to GIVE OVER 100%.
How about ACHIEVING 101%?
What equals 100% in life?
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help answer these questions:
Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:
12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%
Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:
While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will
get you there, It's the Love of God that will put you over the top!
Have a nice day & God bless!!!

   WOWZERS!!! This is so cool! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/22/07 - "Current Pic":

I thought I would send a current picture for your files.  This is last year's school picture by Lifetouch.
Have a happy day.
Joan Lauterbach Krause

OOOH, what a gorgeous picture!  And it looks great on the Alumni Page, too:


   Thanks, Joan!

Thank you.  It does look good.  I am proud of me for figuring out how to scan and send it to you.
Thank you, Carol, for all of the many little things you do each day.  I hope you know how much you and your family mean to us. :)  Happy Week end.

   I'm proud of you, too, Lady - and thanks for your kind words!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/22/07 - "in case you missed it":

ENJOY - I laughed until I cried.  Our school nurse sent it to me.  I double dare you to read it to the end.

"I really felt compelled to send this one in case you have missed, in the last few years, all the important information we receive from the internet.  This is it in a nutshell."

I must send my thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat poop in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet towel with every envelope that needs sealing.  Also, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa's novena has granted my every wish.

I no longer eat KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

Thanks to you, I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an email to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

Because of your concern I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer can buy gasoline without taking a man along to watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl in my back seat when I'm pumping gas.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr. Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on their cans.

I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.

And thanks for letting me know I can't boil a cup water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face...disfiguring me for life.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from UPS or FedEx since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer shop at Target since they are French and don't support our American troops or the Salvation Army.

I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change once I receive my free replacement pair from Nike.

I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe!

Thanks to you, I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

Thank you too for all the endless advice Andy Rooney has given us. I can live a better life now because he's told us how to fix everything.

And thanks to your great advice, I can't ever pick up $5.00 I dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting
underneath my car to grab my leg.

Oh, and don't forget this one either!

I can no longer drive my car because I can't buy gas from certain gas companies!

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 42,000 people in the next 42 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:42 PM this afternoon and the fleas from 42 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in- law's second husband's cousin's beautician...

Have a wonderful day...  AND

A scientist from Argentina, after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain and sexual activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse. Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.

   Thanks for this great joke, Joan!  I was talking to my sister,        Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) , when it arrived, so I read it to her over the phone, and we both hurt ourselves laughing.

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 09/22/07 - "NNHS Class of 1958 Reunion Planning Meeting":

  Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58 - of TX) will be hosting a meeting to review plans for our  50-Year Reunion ("The Noble Gathering" ) while vacationing at the Canepa Buckroe Beach Cottage. It will be held at 6:30 pm, Monday evening, October 1st.  Note that is next week!

If you are interested in helping contact classmates or serving on the organizing committee, contact Evelyn to let her know you are coming and to get directions to the Canepa Buckroe cottage.
Evelyn's email:
Evelyn's cell: ___-___-____ (available upon request)

   Thanks, Joe - and Evelyn! I've added this to the "Dates to Remember" below.

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  09/23/07 - "Dear Carol, Happy Fall.... Already !!!":

Dear Carol,

You are a special Pumpkin in my patch. Fall is here already and I haven't even finished with Summer yet !  I hope you are in good health and enjoy our approaching Fall Season.

Your Friend, Herbie

From one pumpkin to another!!!!!!!         

A woman was asked by a coworker,
"What is it like to be a Christian?"

The coworker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin."  

God picks you from the patch, brings you in,  
and washes all the dirt off of you.  
Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.

He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.  

Then He carves you a new smiling face  
and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."

This was passed on to me by another pumpkin.  
Now it's your turn to pass it to other pumpkins.

I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch.

Me too! God Bless all the pumpkins in my patch!

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


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

2.  Monday, October 1, 2007, 6:30 PM - Planning Meeting for the Class of 1958 at the Canepa Cottage in Buckroe - CONTACT:

3. 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

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

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

The NNHS Classes of 1941 and 1942
will have a reunion on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the James River Country Club at 12 noon.

Dr. Harold Cones will speak about the founding and development of the Mariners' Museum.

Cost is $30.00 per person - Includes Choice of Two Entrees

CONTACT: Jennings Bryan at 
or call him at 757-873-7701.

- 07/23/07

The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12, 13, and 14, 2007
at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

All schoolmates from '60, '61, '63, '64 and' 65 are invited to attend the Friday night affair.

 The Friday night cost will be $20.00 per person, which includes being with all of us, food, and beverages
(including beer and wine), plus a cash bar. 

The 1962 classmates will be celebrating on that night and on the 13th, ending with breakfast on the 14th.

For information, email Brenda Amos Williams at or call her at 757-810-4000.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:



  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/24/07 - "Summer's Not Over Yet! "- #28 in a Series of 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! Well, perhaps now summer really IS over, but it will live on forever in our hearts, n'est pas??

   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

When Autumn Comes

(Linda Eder, 1997)

When autumn comes and leaves obey
I think of you when spring was new
And fall was miles away
And when I close my eyes I see you
And I don't feel the chill
When autumn's summer still

When autumn comes and wild geese fly
I wonder do you see them too
Across the restless sky
And does October catch you dreaming
Of Central Park in June
Or is love lost beneath the frost
Of autumn's moon Summers by the sea
When the sun would linger till the moon was high
Days of you and me
Underneath a sheltering sky
Did we move too fast for the glow of love to last

When autumn comes and summer goes
I will remember through November
What September knows
That nothing lasts forever and
Summer love moves on
So when the leaves begin to change
I find it sad but never strange
That you are all I can recall
When autumn comes

"When Autumn Comes" midi courtesy of - 09/22/07

"When Autumn Comes" lyrics courtesy of - 09/22/07

First Day of Autumn clip art courtesy of - 09/22/07

"I Love Autumn" Pencil Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/22/07

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

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!

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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