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10/05/06 - NNHS Newsletter -

“You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache
about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism,
not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength."

- Henry Brooks Adams
(16 Feb 1836  -  27 Mar 1918)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Things may be different where you are, but here in Fayetteville, we're still running in the 80's - hot, rather than merely warm.  Friday promises to change all that, but for today, it has a very summery beach-y feel.

   Let's begin with a big round of applause for    Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA and the entire 1966 Reunion Committee for the splendid job they did!   I want to add my own personal thanks to them for treating me like a queen all weekend.

   After finding our seats Saturday night, I saw    Mr. Loving sitting at the head table with his wife Jean and    Mrs. Masters, and went over to tell him once more that he was my favorite teacher, and his Plane Geometry class was my favorite class (which is quite remarkable, considering how mathematically challenged I am).  As I turned to go, I glanced down at the table, and spotted a place card bearing my name!  I was totally flabbergasted!!!

   By the way, throughout the meal, at least five more of Mr. Loving's former students came over to tell him almost verbatim the same things I had said, almost as though we were all reading from the same script!


1. Colleen Ann Domitilla ("Domi") O'Brien ('64) of NH via
    Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA - 10/01/06:

I left Newport News the day after I graduated and moved to New Hampshire. Sometimes I wonder what became of people I knew. Is there a newsletter?
Colleen Ann Domitilla ("Domi") O'Brien, NNHS 1964
Keene State College BA 1970 MEd 1972

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to Colleen Ann Domitilla ("Domi") O'Brien ('64)
of NH - 10/01/06:

Yes, indeed, there is a Newsletter ... and so much more.  It all revolves around a web site which is maintained by an alumna of the Class of 1965,    Carol Buckley (Harty). 
Here is the link:
At this link you can see which 1964 (and all other classes) alumni have "signed on" to the site:
Let me warn you: If you have any nostalgic interest at all in NNHS and Newport News, then you should set aside several hours to look at this site. There is enough content there to keep you reading for a very long time. There are links to all the Newsletters which Carol has published (at least weekly) going back to the first one of May 25, 2004.

I have also addressed this e-mail to Carol, so that she can begin sending you the Newsletter. The site and the Newsletter contain information of interest to all Classes of NNHS.

   Welcome aboard, Domi!  Modesty obviously prevented Captain Spriggs from saying that the site is what it is today largely because of his vision...And thank you, David!

    I've added your name (without your addie) to the Alumni and the Contact Pages

   We look forward to hearing from you!


2.   Steve Smith ('66) of VA - 10/02/06:

Please add me to the mailing list.

Stephen M. Smith, Esq.

   Certainly, Steve!    Welcome aboard!

   I  have your webpage linked to the contact page, but I won't add your email addie without permission.


3.   Randy Tate ('66) of DE - 10/02/06:

It was really great seeing you at the Class of '66 Reunion this past weekend.  Darlin', you still look fabulous, and it was a great pleasure talking with you and sharing memories.  Also want to thank you for all your hard work and extraordinary efforts on the web site.  Please add my name and above email address when you get an opportunity.  If you need my birth date, it's October 26, 1947 - yep an oldie moldie. 

    Thanks so much, Randy Darlin'!      Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and I both really enjoyed talking to you and Linda both...... I added you to the Alumni List, the Contact List (addie and all), and the Happy Birthday page.  And you're two months younger than I am, and I noticed no mold - GIGGLES!!!

I have some digital photos we took of the school tour, and Saturday evening I will be happy to send you and share, if you like.  Do you prefer a particular size/format?  Currently they are 1280 X 960 and in *.jpg format.
I will look forward to hearing from you,
Best Wishes,

   I would be thrilled to receive your images.  And as long as they're in a .jpg format, I'll be happy.  I'll no doubt crop them and reduce them to 650 pixels high and compress the bee bees out of them anyway, so as long as they're not too small, that's great.  Just send them as they are.   And welcome aboard!



   YOWZERONI!!!  I  missed two more!!   

02 -   Wayne Frizzelle (;65) of MD and 04 -   Rennie Dick ('54) of VA.

   Today is a big day for  Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 1945.

      And not that I seem to be having a problem keeping up or anything, but just for the heck of it, let's say Happy Birthday now to:

06 -   Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA; 07 -   Dale Parsons ('69) of HA (shown here with his wife, Ginny); 08 -   Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA; and 09 -   Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA

   My apologies once more for being a slacker, and best wishes and many happy returns to everyone!


  From John London (Warwick HS - '57)  of VA - 09/28/06 - "Foul play":

Have a nice day! ;>)

If we ask for something that we don't want, and stop (apparently) wanting the things we do want, maybe we will actually get what we want, because it is not something we say we want.


   YOWZERONI!!!  That IS disturbing, John!!!  GIGGLES!!!  Thanks!

  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 09/29/06 - "Hello!":

Hope you're know I worry when I don't see a newsletter pop up.  Plus, I can't seem to find the link for all the newsletters.  It's a DUH! on me.

   Don't worry, Gloria!  I've just been slacking - or in extremely slow motion - or something.  This Newsletter, for instance, has somehow for no discernable reason taken me three whole days to complete.  Dat ain't right, but it's true....

   And I've no ideas whatsoever concerning (Are you ready?!?) The Missing Link!

   Thanks, Lady!   I'll try to kick it in gear!


From Linda Harris Gaskins ('66) of VA - 09/29/06 - "Reunion":

It is with regret again, that I will be out of town for the class reunion of 1966.  I have eagerly awaited all the newsletters that you so graciously prepare and send out.  What a fun time will be had be all and it is great to see that many people respond.  It seems as though I am always gone when one of these takes place, but again I send my regards to all and hope everyone thoroughly enjoys.............
Linda Gaskins

   Well, CRUM!  We missed you, Linda!  We certainly hoe to see you at the next one!  Thanks for your kind words!


  From Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of FL and VA - 09/29/06 - "Quick Note":

Hi Carol-
It's that time again when "Snowbirds" go South for the winter.
Please discontinue using my Virginia e-mail address and I will contact you when we are set up in Florida.
Looking forward to receiving the newsletters and again---THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO !!
Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ' 64

   Well, snowbirds must do what they must do, I suppose.  I personally cry every time I'm forced to leave "the sacred soil of Virginia" whenever I have the privilege of visiting there..........

   Thanks, Donna!  Fare thee well!


  From Bob Parrish ('68) of VA - 09/29/06:

This was just sent to me. I can't swear that it's true but it appears to be based on a real event.
Cat Lover or Not, this is hysterical!           

We've all had trouble with our animals, but I don't think anyone can top this one:

Calling in sick to work makes me uncomfortable. No matter how legitimate my excuse, I always get the feeling that my boss thinks I'm lying.

On one recent occasion, I had a valid reason but lied anyway, because the truth was just too darned humiliating. I simply mentioned that I had sustained a head injury, and I hoped I would feel up to coming in the next day. By then, I reasoned, I could think up a doozy to explain the bandage on the top of my head. The accident occurred mainly because I had given in to my wife's wishes to adopt a cute little kitty. Initially, the new acquisition was no problem

Then one morning, I was taking my shower after breakfast when I heard my wife, Deb, call out to me from the kitchen.

"Honey! The garbage disposal is dead again. Please come reset it."

"You know where the button is," I protested through the shower pitter-patter and steam.   "Reset it yourself!"

"But I'm scared!" she persisted. "What if it starts going and sucks me in?" There was a meaningful pause and then, "C'mon, it'll only take you a second."

So out I came, dripping wet and butt naked, hoping that my silent outraged nudity would make a statement about how I perceived her behavior as extremely cowardly.

Sighing loudly, I squatted down and stuck my head under the sink to find the button. It is the last action I remember performing.

It struck without warning, and without any respect to my circumstances. No, it wasn't the hexed disposal, drawing me into its gnashing metal teeth. It was our new kitty, who discovered the fascinating dangling objects she spied hanging between my legs She had been poised around the corner and stalked me as I reached under the sink. And, at the precise moment when I was most vulnerable, she leapt at the toys I unwittingly offered and snagged them with her needle-like claws. I lost all rational thought to control orderly bodily movements, blindly rising at a violent rate of speed, with the full weight of a kitten hanging from my masculine region.

Wild animals are sometimes faced with a "fight or flight" syndrome. Men, in this predicament, choose only the "flight" option. I know this from experience. I was fleeing straight up into the air when the sink and cabinet bluntly and forcefully impeded my ascent.   The impact knocked me out cold.

When I awoke, my wife   and  the  paramedics stood over me. Now there are not  many things in this life worse than finding oneself lying on the kitchen floor butt naked in front of a group of "been-there, done-that" paramedics.  Even worse, having been fully briefed by my wife, the paramedics were all snorting loudly as they tried to conduct their work, all the while trying to suppress their hysterical laughter......and not succeeding.

Somehow I lived through it all. A few days later I finally made it back in to the office, where colleagues tried to coax an explanation out of me about my head injury. I kept silent, claiming it was too painful to talk about, which it was. "What's the matter?" They all asked, "Cat got your tongue?"

If they only knew!

Why is it that only the women laugh at this? 
Bob Parrish (68)

   Thanks, Bobby!  I'm not laughing!  No, really, I'm not!!!


From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 09/29/06:

Greetings Carol,
Hope you guys had a great time at the reunion, I started mid-night shift last night, with six more nights to go.  Hope someone there gave you a big hug for me, hopefully the guy that drives the Jeep with the curb feelers volunteered for that duty. 

   Well, I didn't dance as much as I had wanted, but I think it's safe to say that I missed very few opportunities to collect my hugs!  I'm sure there was at least one in there somewhere from you!

Noticed that I made the "Famous Soldiers" list.  First, a small bit of correction, the "Highway Patrol" we ain't, it's the "State Police", I know to the average person, what's the difference, but believe me, there is a HUGE difference. 

   And one day you must "'splain it to me, Luzy!"  I had no idea!  Sorry for the gaffe, Sweetie!

Lets see, I was born in Asheville, NC on December 7, 1949 and hopefully I am still living, even though on this shift, I don't call that living.  I enlisted in the US Army on April 28, 1969, attended Boot Camp at Ft. Benning, Ga., then AIT at Ft. Gordon, Ga.  My first duty post as a Military Policeman was at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. with the 291 MP Co.  In March, 1970, I was sent to the Korean DMZ for a one year deployment with the 2nd MP Co, 2nd Infantry Division.  The only thing I ever did while there that might be considered "famous": John Sweeter and I captured a North Korean Agent trying to get back across the DMZ to North Korea.  In March 1970 I was assigned to the 546th MP Co., at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma until I was discharged in December 1970. 

   That's rather impressive, I would say!  But we're not listing "Noteworthy Soldiers" except those who are also "Famous".  And your fame derives from being a graduate of NNHS, so it's all good!

There were two especially outstanding incidents which happened there, but they are too long to list here, maybe someday I will fill you in.  I came home and became a police officer with the Newport News Police Department, a good experience, but too confining.  Spent five years with the NNSB&DDCo, Security Force, waiting to become a State Trooper.  On March 1, 1979 I became a State Trooper, serving in Mecklenburg Co, (South Hill) Fairfax County and for the last twenty years have been here in Rockingham County Harrisonburg).  I am a Master Trooper and I am also a firearms instructor.  During my career, I could write a book, containing just about everything, who knows maybe I will when I retire, which is drawing close.  Oh, I forgot, when I left the Military, I was a SP4, and took an early out just before I would have received my Sergeant stripes.  Has been an Excellent career.

   Okay, I'm going to make all these corrections tomorrow.  If it's not done by 1800, would five of y'all (any five, choose amongst yourselves) please write and remind me?!?  Thanks!!!

Take Care of Yourself

Jay Styles, '68

   Thanks, Sweetie!  You, too!


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/29/05:

Hi, Carol:
Just got back from my daily run, and found your email. Hope that you and    Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) have a blast at the Birthday Party being hosted by    Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58 - of TX). Wish we could be there, and attend the reunion as well.

   We did indeed have a blast, Sweet Adonis, and thought of y'all and missed you!

Today, I cracked my self up while running. It was beautiful day in Tampa at the park where I run, and listening to tunes on "The Dove" and just as I approached the 4 mile marker, they played a song by Berlin, "Take My Breathe Away" and my mind swiftly went back to the week that you, Dave Spriggs and I were going on and on about the awful smell we would frequently encounter in Hampton, and wanted appropriate music for the "Oyster Pile" in Hampton and we settled on this song. We had such a good time putting that one together, and it was just hilarious going back and forth. So, all of that nonsense came rolling back on me while I was trying to concentrate on running, and I had to stop and walk and just simply crack up.
Gladly there was no one else near by, or I would have been so embarrassed. A good laugh does help the digestion and attitude.

   That's hysterical, Joe, all the more so because the next day as we were driving to Buckroe, we encountered that unmistakable aroma, and I all but doubled over with nausea, and immediately remember the building of that page as well!  Those were fun times!


Hope    Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) landed that job that he was going to go for an interview this week. Keep us posted, Kid.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ("57) of FL

   We've heard nothing back yet, Joe.  And believe me, when we hear, y'all will hear!  Thanks again for everything!


From Mimi Weger Green ('40) of VA - 09/29/06 - "  Natalie Siegel":

Dear Carol,

Not too long ago    Colin Faison ('58 - of VA) wrote you asking whether anyone knew where 
  Natalie Siegel ('66) was located. She is married to Russell Winkler ('67), and lives in Smithfield, VA. David Rosenwasser ('64) is now in Saint Charles, Missouri, and his sister    Myra ('58), is married to Joel Kahn and spends winters in Lake Worth, Florida, and summers somewhere in New Jersey (used to be New York, but has recently moved.)

I lived on 19th Place in Stuart Gardens, and I do remember the Faisons. Stuart Gardens was a wonderful place to raise children in the 40's, 50's and 60's.

Hope things are going well for you now. What you do is absolutely remarkable!

With admiration,

Miriam (Mimi) Weger Green
NNHS Class of 1940

   Thanks so much, Mimi!  You've no idea how deeply your kind words touch me, and how much they mean to me!


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/30/06 - "NNHS 64/60 CONFIRMED ATTENDING":


   Thank you, David!  I posted that for you:


  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 09/30/06 - "Earth Shots":

These are a series of satellite photos of the earth from many different directions. Some are in daylight, others are at night with the city lights. You don't have to download these photos, just click on the link and view them from the Website.  What A Beautiful Blue Planet!

   This is gorgeous, breathtaking, and absolutely mesmerizing!  Thanks so much for sharing it, Glenn!


From Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 10/01/06 - "October Birthday":

Hi Carol,
My brother Dale Parsons Jr '69 of Maui has a birthday on October 7th. Wow, the Maui Marine in an old pic.
Tim Parsons '73
Courtland, Va
   WOWZERS!!!  Well, we certainly all want to wish Dale a Happy Birthday!  Does this mean we get to add him to Famous Marines as well?!?  Yes?!?


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 10/01
/06 - "Dear Carol, The thank you Kiss":

Dear Carol,

Here's hoping you had a good time at the reunion. It sounds like a lot of fun, Meeting all your old friends. ALMOST makes me wish I had gone to NNHS. ~~~~~ At the time you were coming from Heaven, I was busy being a Humble Carpenter. ~~~~~ I didn't mind an occasional black thumb nail (slipping off the nail and hitting my thumb) I just love Carpenter work !!! ~~~~~ As you know how much I love Animals, Here is a picture and a story to go along with it. You may have seen this before ??? BUT, If you did, Enjoy it again,

Your Friend, Herbie

The  Kiss ...

He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire. 

She is pregnant.

When he finally got done putting the fire out,  he sat down to catch his breath and rest.

A photographer from the  Charlotte,  North  Carolina  newspaper, "The Observer," noticed her in the distance looking at the fireman. 


He saw her walking straight toward the fireman  and wondered what she was going to do.

As he raised his camera, she came up to the tired man who had saved her life and the lives of her babies and kissed him just as the photographer snapped this photograph.


And people say animals are dumb.

   This is precious, Herbie!  Thanks so much!  

  From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 10/02/06 - "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer":

Dear sweet daughter-in-law, Rena is raising money for Breast Cancer....she and Blake will be walking in the event.....I donated in memory of those classmates of ours who have died from breast cancer.....and I'd like to challenge our classmates to do the same.  To donate to this cause, click on Rena's link below.....any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.  Can you please pass this along in a newsletter?

   Thanks, Janice!  This is one of those important things in life.  We have certainly lost many of our nearest and dearest to this dreaded disease.  We wish Rena much success in her efforts!

   Okay, Sweetie-Pies!!!


 From Steve Smith ('66) of VA - 10/02/06:

Carol:  You did an incredible job.  I would be willing to sponsor the bags, etc. for the next one.  Thank you.

Stephen M. Smith, Esq.

   Hi, Steve!  It was great seeing you again! When I saw you Friday night, I admit I had to ask someone who you were. I had no idea you were so incredibly gorgeous!

Thank you.  I need al the flattery I can get. 

    That was no idle flattery, Steve. People do not generally get better looking with the passage of forty years, but you "done dooded it - BOY HOWDY!"

   Thank you for your kind words. I didn't really do much for the '66 Reunion Committee except some free publicity and some intense nagging to boost attendance, but they were extremely nice to me. I think   Dee (Hodges Bartram - '66 - of VA) and the others really knocked themselves out. It was a fabulous reunion! I'll pass your generous offer along to them; I'm sure they'll be delighted.


  From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 10/02/06 - "Heads up on false
email causing problems":



I googled this also, and they list a number of email RE: that lead to virus possibilities....
They say just make sure your anti-virus protection is updated.

I just verified this with Snopes and it is REAL.

Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!

If you get an email along the lines of "Osama Bin Laden Captured" or "Osama Hanged" don't open the attachment.

This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel.

You should be alert during the next days: Do not open any message with an attached filed called "Invitation" regardless of who sent it.

It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which "burns" the whole hard disc C of your computer.

This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list, that is why you should send this e-mail to all your contacts.

It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive a mail called "invitation", though sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately.

This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.

This virus was discovered by McAfee (recently), and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

   YIKESARONI!!!  Thanks, Lady!

   (Okay, y'all can triple-check this if you want; I'm a bit short of time as usual...)


  From Richard Marshall ('66) of VA - 10/03/06:

I'm not sure if you remember me or any of our conversations, but I do. So here is a picture of "the shirt" I promised. We hope you like it. I gave the email address & phone # of the guy that makes them to Dee, if you or anyone else are interested in shirts or hats.
It was a pleasure meeting you...
        Richard Marshall '66
   Richard Darlin'!  You're not sure I remember you?!?  I thought you said on Friday night when you gave me my great new shirt that you were my new boyfriend!  
     Besides, other than    Bobby Callis ('64 - of WV) and    Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA), you were the only other fella that allowed me to drag him out on the dance floor Saturday night. Sigh. Some things never change......

   I wore my waaay cool new Typhoon shirt on the tour Saturday morning, and to Evelyn's party Saturday afternoon, and everywhere I went, people stopped me and said, "HEY!!! Where'd you get that shirt?!? I want one of those!!!"

   The image of the shirt is now posted on TYPHOONMART.  We'll add the details later.

   YIKESARONI-RINI-ROONI!!!  I just discovered to my everlasting horror that two major sections had never been added there from back in January and February!    Sooooo, they're there now..

   Thanks again, Richard - for the shirt, the hugs, the dance, everything!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/02/05 - "REUNION IMAGES!":

spent all day Monday processing images.  Here are some early results: - brand new page
 - brand new page
      - brand new page
 - brand new page
      - brand new page -  new image added

   Thanks so much to    Steve Smith ('66) of VA for his pictures!  I've received a great many from    Randy Tate ('66) of DE as well, and they'll be posted as soon as I'm able!


  From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 10/03/06 - "Birthday Party - Canepa Cottage":

Dear Carol!!!  

It was WONDERFUL to see you and    Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and everyone else.  What a great day - making memories...........

Thank you for taking the photos - they are great.

What a delight to hug you and Eleanor - ya'll are a TERRIFIC TWOSOME!!!!!!!

Luv, ev

   It was a fabulous party, Evelyn! Thanks, Lady!  I posted the page, even though some of the identifications are still missing: - brand new page!


  From Randy Tate ('66) of DE - 10/03/06:

Please say hello to    Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) for me and give her another hug from me.  While you are at it, I'd like to give you a big hug too.  so please do so for me.  As you can see from the photos I will attach in the next few emails, I was surrounded by a lot of wonderful folks.  Like you stated, the years seemed to melt away as we spoke with you and folks who we haven't seen in such a long time.  I really had a ball and enjoyed catching up as much as possible in the limited time. 

   Oh, GOODY-GOODY!!!  I love hugs!

   You asked what I do here in Delaware.  I have been with Hercules Incorporated for 32 years as Engineering Manager who visited facilities in 29 countries all over the globe.  When I started as a young engineer, there were 350 folks in the corporate engineering group.  Most recently, that number had reduced to 13 so I retired in July.  Linda and I have been busy traveling, and I have been playing as much golf as time allows as well as adjusting to a less 'constrained' schedule .  We have a couple more trips and a cruise planned, so the year will melt away pretty fast.  We have 2 sons, Steve 26 and Brian who just turned 25, both still single.  Steve is accepting a promotion and transfer to the Phoenix area, where we will no doubt be spending some cold weather time in the near future.  Brian graduates in December so he and we are looking forward to him getting his feet under him and succeeding in his life's challenges.
Better get those photos to you, so I will close for now.  But realize I had a lot of fun talking to you and reliving some old memories.  I am still quite surprised you remember some of the conversations......
Warmest feelings,
   Thanks so much for your gorgeous images, Randy!  I'm so glad you were there to capture them.  Many of them are quite incredible!  I'll begin processing them tonight; I'd better build another Newsletter first, or somebody might shoot me....

   Thanks for the hugs! I'll deliver Eleanor's when I spot her again. We only live seven minutes from one another here in Fayetteville, but she's a busy woman, and I sometimes have to wait until I can catch her.

   That was certainly a fabulous reunion, and you and Linda were one of the high points for Eleanor and me both.


  From Randy Tate ('66) of DE - 10/04/06:

Hi Sugar,
I am amazed you can keep up with all the wonderful material on your site and am pleased as all get-out that you can include me.  I have barely scratched the surface on your site, but each layer of the rose I uncover brings wonderment and delight.  THANK YOU for your hard work.  I really appreciate it.  Calls for another hug!!

   Oh, GOODY-GOODY-GOODY!!!  I do love those hugs!   Thanks, Sweetie!

   (We won't mention the fact that I'm not really keeping up all that well....)


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 10/05
/06 - "Dear Carol, Hope you didn't party too much at the reunion ?????":

Dear Carol,

Hope this note finds you in good health. When you were at the reunion, You shouldn't have taken that third Scotch on the Rocks, Makes a person feel a little woozy. Anyhow, I hope you are feeling well. Get a lot of rest and, Take time to smell the Roses, More later,

Your Friend, Herbie

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Now, Herbie Darlin', you know I never drink anything stronger than diet soda!!!  Alcohol would be redundant on me anyway....

   No, I'm just being my usual slacker self - but thanks for your concern, Sweetie!


  From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 10/05/06 - "Tithing in Vegas":







   No, Mark, as usual, I bit for it hook, line, and sinker!  WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks!


  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA; - 10/05/06 - "WhatzamattaU?":

You quit?
R. Wayne

   Wayne Honey!  There you are!  Long time; no hear!

   No, Sweetie, I didn't quit, and I don't really know whazzamattah.  I'm going to guess PRD, or Post Reunion Depression, for long.  I'm moving, but it seems as though I'm moving through molasses.  It's gotta get better, right??

   Thanks, Wayne Honey!


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/28/06 - "FOR THE NEXT NEWSLETTER":



Ya’ll didn’t believe that we were serious about that September 1st deadline “thing”,
did you? We did that just to get you motivated.

The truth is that you can still sign up and pay at the door. If you don’t want to miss a great party with FREE BEER AND WINE, then send us an e-mail at
and let us know how many will be attending. When you arrive at 7:00 PM on Saturday, 14 October, Faith Strickland Groom (ably assisted by her husband, Nelson) will be happy to accept your cash or check for $25.00 per person at the door.

This is your last chance to get in on all the fun, food, dancing, and perhaps, a birthday surprise. And, did I mention FREE BEER AND WINE?

Be sure to bring you cameras. We look forward to seeing you there.

---Your NNHS 64/60 Birthday Celebration Committee---



   Thanks, David!  I double-posted it for you:


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:

The 60th Birthday Celebration
for Members of the NNHS Class of 1964

will be held
on Saturday, October 14, 2006, 7:00 - 11:00 PM at Spirit Events,
12672 Patrick Henry Drive, Newport News, VA 23602.


We all agree that the Class of 1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion.  However, the Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964
to our 60th Birthday Celebration.

But, the good news for all you High School Reunion "Junkies" out there
is that you can look forward to our 45-year Reunion in 2009.

CONTACT Dave Spriggs at


The Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA
from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by September 15.

On Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all classmates who wish to attend. 

CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at
or 757-868-1111

The Class of 1962
is busily planning their 45-Year Reunion!

Email Brenda Amos Williams at
or call her at 757-810-4000.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The Class of 1958
is gearing up for their Big 50th Anniversary Reunion!

The Noble Gathering

May 16-17, 2008


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 08/21
/06 - "Dear Carol, Too Cute to keep to myself, Getting along in life" (#13 in a series of 24):

Dear Carol,

The first picture has been around many times before, but ... enjoy the 23 other pictures. Some of the pictures may have been staged or touched up digitally, but they are still interesting to see.

Your Friend, Herbie

     AWWW - Babies always seem to sleep through concerts, don't they??

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 09/22/06 - "T-Shirts" (#1 in a series of 12):


   OH, WOWZERS!!!  I think I should have one of these in every color!  GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Gorgeous!


   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


- Brian Wilson

(The Beach Boys)

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take ya
Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go

Jamaica off the Florida Keys
There's a place called Kokomo
That's where you wanna go to get away from it all

Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love
To the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

To Martinique, that Monserrat mystique

We'll put out to sea
And we'll perfect our chemistry
By and by we'll defy a little bit of gravity

Afternoon delight
cocktails and moonlit nights
That dreamy look in your eye
Give me a tropical contact high
Way down in Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

Port Au Prince I wanna catch a glimpse

Everybody knows
A little place like Kokomo
Now if you wanna go
And get away from it all
Go down to Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast and then we'll take
it slow That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

"Kokomo" midi courtesy of
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Kokomo" lyrics courtesy
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Kokomo clip art courtesy of - 10/04/06

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

Animated Palm Tree Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/04/06

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 03/24/03

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

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

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!

Al Capps' Sadie Hawkins clip art (and available history!) courtesy of - 10/24/05:

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