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09/27/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Autumn Leaves

“It is comforting when one has a sorrow to lie in the warmth of one's bed and there, abandoning all effort and all resistance,
to bury even one's head under the cover, giving one's self up to it completely, moaning like branches in the autumn wind.
But there is still a better bed, full of divine odors. It is our sweet, our profound, our impenetrable friendship.”

- Marcel Proust
(10 July 1871 - 18 Nov 1922)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This is the third running of this theme, simply because it's one of my all-time favorite songs - ranking very high on my list of 500 or so All-Time Favorite Songs.  And HEY - I didn't use it at all last year!

   And for you musicians out there, we have the guitar tabs:



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

2.   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.


   A Big Happy Birthday today to   Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC!  Have a great day, Lady!

   That brings us to October:

01 - Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA; 02 -    Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD; 04 -    Rennie Dick ('54) of VA  AND  Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA; 05 -   Butch Ragland ('63) of CO; and 06 -     Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!

   (And that obviously brings me to the need to address the scanning issue, again...)

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit #65,500 was made on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 8:43 AM by someone from

   Well, that narrows it down, doesn't it?!? WILD GIGGLES!!!

     From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 09/23/07:

Rena, Blake's wife, is walking to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society.....if you would like to donate to the American Cancer Society and make a (tax-deductible) donation, please use the link below:  use this link to visit my personal page.....and that will lead you to Rena's sign up page.  Thanks for your, Janice

Dear Coworkers, Friends and Family,
This year, hundreds of thousands of people will hear the words “You have breast cancer."  There’s a chance that some of them will be people we know and love. I have chosen to fight back against this disease and help make a difference by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk … and I hope you will join me.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is our opportunity to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about early detection and prevention, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs to help fight breast cancer. But Making Strides is more than just the name of a walk, it describes the amazing progress we can make if we work together to defeat this disease.
Below is a link to my personal page. I hope you will visit my site and sign up to join my team. If you prefer, you can start your own team, sign up to walk as an individual, or make a donation. Hope starts with me and it can continue with you. Please join my team and walk with us to experience an incredible day of inspiration and meaning, and to provide hope for all people facing breast cancer. 

To join me now, use this link to visit my personal page

Sincerely, Rena Rose

   If ever there were a cause more applicable to our group..... Thanks so much, Janice - and Rena!

    From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 09/24/07:

Hi Carol,

Thank you for your fine work on ALL of the Memorials you add to our NNHS Newsletter. Take a rest, you deserve a break.  Reuben and I Thank You so very much for including his Mother.  You did a wonderful job !

Sepi and Reuben Prichard

   Thank you, Sepi.  I'm glad y'all liked it.  It was my privilege to make that.  We're all family here, and families honor their own.

   From Steve Pullen ('65) of VA - 09/24/07:

Carol -

None of the pages have come up today. Cannot access them.

    I have no idea how this is happening, Stevie, but as no one else has reported any difficulty, and this is the second time you've had the difficulty, I'm beginning to suspect your Spam Filters at Work.

   The only thing I can recommend is that you use the announcements as a general notification that something is new and ready, check either the Site Map and/or the Newsletter link, and see if something bears a newer date:

   Sorry, Steve - technical difficulties are waaaay over my head.  In this as well as in many other areas, I know of only two conditions - broken and fixed.

   I prefer fixed.

   Thanks, Steve!

      From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 09/24/07:


Thanks for the birthday wishes.  I actually haven't worked for the Air Force since 2000, when I took another federal job.  But my Air Force "days" were all good ones. 

   Ya know, Gloria, a couple of hours after I released that Newsletter, that very thought occurred to me, but it was all just too late.....

And what is wrong with that senior picture......did I send that bad scan?

   I thought we had a better one than that, too, Lady, but if so, I cannot seem to find its secret hiding place. I'll keep looking....

I spent a marvelous birthday in NY City and Long Island with my sister, Nat (Woolard) Cunningham (Hampton HS '60), and my best friend for 40 years, Kathy (Mooney) Abrams (Hampton HS '64).  Kathy treated us to limousine rides, the Sex and the City bus tour, and she and I saw Chorus Line on Broadway.  Also went to a bar owned by the actor Chris Noth (Mr. Big in Sex/City and on Law & Order).  We didn't see him, tho.  It was a wonderful way to celebrate the Big 6-0.......and now I'm going to start the backward year, 59, then get the idea.  :)

   "New Yawk City?!?"  SUPER-DE-DUPER!!!  Congratulations, Gloria!

From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 09/24/07 - "Buzzards, Bats, Bees, & People!":

This will make you think!

If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6' x 8' and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10-12'. Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.


The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkably nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and painfully until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.


A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.


In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up. Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, but faith looks up. Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and trust in our Creator who loves us.

May your troubles be less, your blessings more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door.

                                    Have a GREAT week!!  :)

   These are very interesting thoughts to ponder, Judy - thanks so much!

    From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 09/24/07 - "Toilet Seats, Toothbrushes and GERMS":

Hi Carol

Thanks for the toilet seat tip, I already knew that one, but what a lot of people don't realize is ~~~~ uncovered toothbrushes !  If your tooth brush is out in the open i.e.: toothbrush holder handily fixed close to the bathroom sink.  Put them in the cabinet under your sink, 'cause you are really exposing them to all those nasty germs that fly through the air every time you flush your toilet...nice subject !  Closing the top only cuts the germs by half.  My dentist told me this. 

As for the Martha Stewart cover for the top, well....let's just say I'll bet they didn't let her do that at Camp Cupcake, she tried but remember that 'thing' she had wrapped around her shoulders when she got out of 'detention' ?  I heard from Meg Scott Phipps (former Agriculture Commissioner for North Cackalacky) by way of the grapevine, that it wasn't really a ladies wrap, but an enlarged toilet seat cover they wouldn't let her use in her cell, so a friend made it bigger so she could put it to good use.  Have you seen any pictures of her wearing it lately ?

"Dimples a.k.a. Sepi

   CRAZY WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Sepi!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/07 - "Today is..... ":

Today Is National Mental Health day!

You can do your bit by remembering to send
an email to an
unstable friend.

( job's done!)




  "Only you, Maynard!" Thanks, Shari!

  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 09/25/07 - "Happy Fall!":

Dear Carol,

In happiness and sorrow, in health and recovery, you are truly a Typhoon for All Seasons!

Typhoons Forever,
Chris Starkman

   Oh, WOWZERS, Christine! Ya got me with that one! Thanks so much - for everything!

   From Johnnie Bateman ('67/'70) of VA - 09/25/07 - "Our baby pics":


Thought you'd like this also. I wonder if anyone can guess it's Sandi (Bateman Chestnut - '65 - of VA) and me.

Anyway, enjoy.

Johnnie Bateman
Johnnie and Sandi Bateman

   AWWW - how adorable! Thanks so much, Johnnie!

   From Johnnie Bateman ('67/'70) of VA - 09/25/07 - "Another concern":


In 1970 I only had two classes each semester that year; however, I did graduate with that class and felt very much accepted by this fine class. I wouldn't want to step on any toes of the ones that are more involved in setting up reunion arrangements etc.

I know Warren Crisp,
       Carol Anne Comer Cutler, Jennie Alexander, Brenda DePaula, and a few others have been more involved than I and they do one fine job.

Also, hopefully
    Sandi (Bateman Chestnut - '65 - of VA) won't mind you posting our baby pic.

I love what you do with this 1965 page.

May God Bless You,
Sincerely and Respectfully,

   Oh, Johnnie, how could Sandi possibly object to that precious picture?!? Ummm, you don't, do you, Sandi?!? 

   Thanks again, Johnnie!

  From Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA - 09/26/07 - "Hi there something going on this Saturday?":

Dear Carol,

Is there something going on for NNHS graduates this Saturday in Buckroe?

Linda McKenna Sivilich

   Yes, ma'am, the Big Birthday Party for EVERYBODY - not even limited to NNHS grads - is indeed this very Saturday!  Just bring a dish of some sort and have fun. 

   Lefty Driesell has been at the last several parties.  Last year was the only one I've attended. 

Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us - 09/30/06

There were many people there from the Class of 1958, of course, but there were also people there from 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, and 1966 - and probably from other classes as well.  As we were leaving, Cecil Robinson (Hampton HS - '63) was just arriving.  It seems to me that Bill Rash ('67) (who lives right at Buckroe himself) told me that he and his wife would be there this year, too.

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 Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 09/26/07 - "1971 In Memoriam":

I sent you this information on 8/31/07 but it has not been updated.  Sending again just in case it's not in your pile.
Guinn Childress Buck
DOB = 07/27/53; DOD= 04/26/90; COD = Breast Cancer; (2) Children:  Ricky & Amanda

   No kidding? Well, Carol Anne, you know what they say, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste".....

   I'm so sorry I missed this, and I do appreciate all your efforts to make the records as complete as possible, so I've added this at long last: 

   Thanks so much, Lady!  

     From Me ('65) of NC - 09/24/07:

   The Class of 1961 has lost three of its members since August 15th.  In honor of them and the 19 others, I finally finished scanning the ten missing senior portraits for their In Memoriam page:

   I apologize for the fact that this has taken me so long - and I have yet to do the same for the Class of 1956, which is still missing 17 portraits.

   Hopefully I can address that soon.....

  From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 09/26/07 - "Happy Belated Birthday! ":

Can you add my son, Brian, to your Birthday List for September?  Brian turned 24 on September 16th.  He will graduate from the College of Charleston, South Carolina, on December 16th.  We are all very excited. 

Recent picture of Brian at Nags Head, our old stomping grounds … besides Buckroe Beach, of course!

Thank you, Carol!

   Certainly, Kathy! Thanks! Happy Belated Birthday, Brian - and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007
Nags Head, NC

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  09/27/07 - "Dear Carol, Great combination, Beauty and Sense of Humor !!!":

Dear Carol / Dimples,

I was so impressed by     Dimples' (Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) dream and description of her MAN-iquin that I read it several times.

What I am referring to is your Newsletter of 09-18-07 in which Dimples humorously dreams of her perfect MAN-iquin.
Dimples is not only BEAUTIFUL but, She also has a wonderful sense of HUMOR. That article is a masterpiece.
Now to comment about the never ending controversy with Women and the position of the "Toilet Seat", UP OR DOWN ??? I was Married for 53 years and it was NEVER an issue. I had an agreement with Gloria that it was our own responsibility to position the Toilet Seat as our own needs required it, DAY OR NIGHT ~~~ PERIOD !!!  
I will comment further about the "Toilet Seat". If you have a Dog in the house, ALWAYS leave the SEAT UP so your dog can get drinking water !!! Just Make Sure the toilet gets a CLEAN FLUSH after each time you use it !!!
More later, Your Friend, Herbie

   So true! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!

    From Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA - 09/26/07:

Dear Carol:

Please send me    F. A. Saunders' (Hampton HS - '64) email address.  That was a nice note he sent regarding his visit to Lynchburg.  Typhoons always take care of their favorite Crabbers. 



   Certainly, Harry! 
I always love to reconnect people!  It's ________________.

       From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 09/27/07 - "Calculate your Candidate":

This was really informative, check it out!!  


Here's a little calculator to help you pick your presidential candidate.  Play around with it and see what you get:

   WOWZERONI!!! This is WAAAAY cool! Thanks so much, Carol Anne!

  From Steve Hochman ('60) of VA - 09/27/07:

Dear Carol, 

I really enjoy of the wonderful news about the typhoons.  My e-mail address has changed to _______________.  Please continue to keep me on your mailing list.  Thanks for all you do!

Sincerely, Steve Hochman, class of 1960 

   Hi, Steve, it's nice to hear from you!  I just switched your address, so you're safely saved. Thanks!

  From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 09/27/07:

Dear Carol
I was pleased to see you mentioned my uncle Irving Spooner....because I would not have known of his passing.....Thanks so much for all you have done for NNHS and friends. You are an angel.....

Irving was quite a character in NN along with my father Harry as they were brothers....I hope they are playing cards and having a shot of cc....They were close.  Irving will always be remembered -- Spooner Salvage was a landmark in NN...Gone but not forgotten.....

Cheers....Rochelle Spooner

   Oh, wow.  Thank you, Rochelle - and our deepest sympathies on the loss of your uncle.


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:
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! "- #29 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??

   Say, I really like this one! It reminds me of myself! No, wait - that, um - that's not right... I hope.....

   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

 Autumn Leaves

French lyrics by Jacques Prévert,
English lyrics by Johnny Mercer,
Music by Joseph Kosma

The falling leaves drift by the window,
The autumn leaves of red and gold.
I see your lips, the summer kisses,
The sun-burned hands I used to hold.

Since you went away the days grow long,
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song,
But I miss you most of all, my darling,
When autumn leaves start to fall.

C’est une chanson, qui nous ressemble
Toi tu m’aimais et je t’aimais
Nous vivions tous, les deux ensemble
Toi que m’aimais moi qui t’aimais
Mais la vie sépare ceux qui s’aiment
Tout doucement sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable les pas des amants désunis

 "Autumn Leaves" midi courtesy of
and with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL
- 09/20/04
Thanks, Nathaniel!

 "Autumn Leaves" lyrics courtesy of - 09/20/04

"Autumn Leaves" Photo courtesy of - 09/27/07

Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/23/05

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

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!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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