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10/07/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Autumn Color

“October's poplars are flaming torches lighting
the way to winter.”

- Nova Bair

 Friends and Schoolmates,

    This is what we call a "Big Gaffe".  I found this cool midi.  Even thought I'd never heard of it, I liked it (well, as much as I ever like this type of jazz.... ), saved it and decided to use it.  Unfortunately, I found no matching lyrics.  Perhaps it has none.  I dunno.  Sigh.

   When I was ready to select images, I realized it was silly to look elsewhere when    F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA had already supplied us with these take at our own Lake Maury on 09/15/07.  Thanks again, F.A.!


   Happy Birthday today to Dale Parsons ('69) of HA! 

   And Happy Birthday tomorrow to        Wayne Stokes  - a.k.a. "Wayne Honey" - ('65) of VA!

  Later this week we'll have a plethora of birthday celebrations!
On the ninth,   Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA; on the eleventh,   
Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 1947 AND        Carol Anne Comer Cutler  ('70) of VA; and on the twelfth, Charlotte Spade Wilkins of NC - 1946 (Warwick HS - '65)! 

   The thirteenth brings us a rare Four-Fer!  It's the 232nd birthday of   The United States Navy AND Larry Cutler ('64) of VA  AND  Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO  AND My #1 Son,         Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL will be celebrating their births as well!

   Then on the fourteenth, my # 4 Granddaughter,       Eme Harty of OH will be turning six years old!

   Congratulations and Many Happy Returns to you all!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 10/05/07 - "Serendipity... ":

On Monday I found out that my Aunt Catherine (from Conroe, TX) was flying into Boston on Thursday for a fall foliage trip.  She is one of the two remaining siblings of my Daddy's family of six.  I asked her what they were doing Thursday night and they were I hopped on the TRAIN to Boston yesterday and we spent a wonderful time walking around Boston Common and then went to Anthony's Pier 4 for dinner.  This morning when their bus took off I went back to South Station and got back on the TRAIN for Kingston, what fun to log on and hear Wabash Cannonball today!!!  It is one of my favorites and we have so much Johnny Cash...including that one.  They are touring Hyannis today and tomorrow and then going up to VT and NH and CT and then back to Boston to fly home.  I had not seen her for two years and it was a real treat.

   Oh, Jean, that is just TOO priceless!  Thanks so much for sharing that with us!

  From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 10/05/07 - "Thought you might like this.":

Carol,  This is from my collection. It is an official NASA Photograph.

Edna Whitcomb Harrison

   WOWZERONI!!! Thank you so much, Edna! What a treasure you have there!


  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/05/07 - "Things to Remember":

 This was sent to me...Enjoy            Al    

Some of these are new….some not….all are good!

1. Faith is the ability to not panic. 

2. If you worry, you didn't pray. If you prayed, don't worry. 
3. As a child of God, prayer is kinda' like calling home every day. 
4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. 
5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot. 
6. Do the math. Count your blessings.
7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts. 
8. Dear God: I have a problem. It's me. 
9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted. 
10. Laugh every day -- it's like inner jogging. 
11. The most important things in your home are the people. 
12. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional. 
13. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.  Come on in. 
14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry. 
15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead. 
16. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments. 
17. Nothing is real to you until you experience it; otherwise it's just hearsay. 
18. It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again, just be sure to flush when you are done. 
19. Surviving and living your life successfully requires courage.  The goals and dreams you're seeking require courage and risk-taking!  Learn from the turtle, it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck. 
20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.  Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.  No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting. Leave gentle fingerprints on the soul of another for the angels to read. 

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. 
Live life to the fullest... & thank God for every moment of your day !! 
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -  Winston Churchill

   Al, bless your sweet heart! Thank you so very much for this outstanding selection! Personally, I'm pretty good at #3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 15, 17, 18, 19, and 20. I'm really, REALLY good at #10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 16. Now if I could ever remember #1, 2, 5, and 8, my life would run much more smoothly!

   Hey - maybe I could cross-stitch them and hang them up some where!?!  Yeah, right - in my FREE time, I am sure!  WILD GIGGLES!!!

      From Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA - 10/05/07:

Hiya Carol!
I enjoyed seeing your Buckroe sand on display!
 Thanks, Jean - and thanks for walking with us and helping me to locate just the "right" sand!
I've just discovered that photos I send via AOL come out looking a little "watery" because I haven't set the compression properly. I've attached a few small photos of people that you may wish to replace. I don't know if you want to fool with this, or even if it will make any difference, but here's hoping....
Jean Lankes
HHS 72

      Thanks again, Lady! Um, it may be - it MAY be - that you sent them all right, but that after I finished performing "plastic surgery" on them in PhotoShop, they BECAME watery looking.....

   It was just my interpretation of the Golden Rule.  I crop off as much as necessary to hide whatever I think necessary, and then utilize the blur tool to remove as many wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and so forth as I would want removed in my own posted images.  The resulting shots may appear a bit, um, filtered.....

   You know my motto, doncha?!? "Reality - SO overrated!" 

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/05/07:
John Lennon at age 17. He looked much the same minus the hairstyle. (ironic)
Nice to hear of honest people. (nice)
I guess this is the only life she grew to know. I think they refer to them as "Feral children". Well, she is today the grown up version. (odd)  (cool)
Light and Graffiti with video at pics. end.
Slow motion bullets...awesome and different (from any I've seen, anyway) pics. (pretty and cool) (News from Science)

   Thank you, Shari! This was an interesting mix!

From the Head Cheerleader of the Class of 1963   Judy Horton Lindstrom of FL - 10/06/07 - "cool space station photos":

These are so awesome.  They take my breath away.

"There is no country in which everything can be provided for by the laws, or in which political institutions can prove a substitute for common sense and public morality."

- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, chapter VIII (127)

   WOWZERONI!!! These ARE breathtaking! Thank you, Judy!

From the Head Cheerleader of the Class of 1963   Judy Horton Lindstrom of FL - 10/06/07 - "Cheerleaders":

You don't have to live in the U.S. to know that FOOTBALL IS KING!  
But the game wouldn't be complete without the cheerleaders,
and here are some of footballs  finest:
The LSU'S Golden Girls!

The Alabama Crimsonettes

The West Virginia Mountaineers

   Ohhh, Judy, you're such a naughty baby! Thanks again, Lady!

  From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 10/06/07 - "Response To    F.A. Saunders' (Hampton HS - '64 - of VA) Comments on Democracy":

It's a rainy Saturday morning up here in Michigan and I can't go flying yet.  I need something to do so thought I'd write a response to F.A. Saunders' comments about our country and democracy.
As you probably know, when the founding fathers wrote our constitution they wrote it for a republic and not a democracy.  There is a radical difference about how the governments are run for each of the two.  Let me try and explain. 
A republic is "a system where the people elect representatives who are free to act on their own, based on their personal beliefs, conscience or other factors, to do what they feel is right".  This is what we have had in this county for a long time.
A democracy is "a system where the representative is expected to obey the mandate of those who elected him/her, be it his/her district, state, nation (depending on the office), regardless of his/her own personal beliefs".
It's easy to see where we are.  What kind of U.S. history do they teach in crabber town and we did beat them in the1961 Thanksgiving Day football game.  I played for the NN winning team.
Take care everyone and have a good one.
George Helliesen, 61
Carol, Keep up the great newsletter!!  You're a special person!!

   Thanks so much, George! It's good to hear from you again, and it's always nice to input from educators on such subjects!

   Technically, of course, those weren't really F.A.'s comments, but allegedly those of Scotsman Alexander Tyler back in about 1787, but F.A. did find them worthy of consideration - and free and open discussion is always a fun thing here.

   For even more fun, read what has to say on the subject:

   As time goes by, I myself find any excursion into thinking rather than simply operating on automatic pilot is good for my brain!  GIGGLES!!! So I appreciate your definitions and distinctions of the terms, "republic" and "democracy" as a good refresher course.

   Now if someone could only remind me of all those algebraic equations which once actually did make sense to me on some level....

   Thanks again, Sweetie!

"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."

- Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941)

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 10/06/07:

---- Carol

 Here is a current Pic of me

Richard Dawes

   Thanks so much for the image, Richard - what beautiful hair you have!
   For my purposes I have cropped and condensed it.

   Now you have it in two forms, Brenda!


1.  From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 10/01/07 - "Fall Concert Series! Music of the 50's, 60's and 70's!":

Hello Everyone!
Our Fall Concert Series is nearly here. The dates are October 13th and 14th (Sat. & Sun) at 4 PM and 8 PM both days.   If you wish to come to one of the concerts let me know and I can put tickets at will call for you or you can buy them from me directly.  Attached is the flyer. 
Tickets are $18 @ the door, Advance - $15.  Seniors, Military and Students are $15 @ door and $12 Advance.  It's really going to be a fun concert!

Sarah Kressaty 

   SUPER-DE-DUPER!!! Okay, Lady, I'll see what I can do about reconstituting and/or reclaiming information found on a PDF file, and try it again - next time -- REALLY!

2.   From Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 10/02/07 - "REDSKINS FOOTBALL GAME":


I have a bus trip going to the REDSKINS/CARDINALS football game on October 21, 2007. This is a day trip and the bus will leave from Norfolk/Newport News early in time for tail gate party. The price is $75.00 per person if you have tickets and $175.00 per person if you need tickets. Would love for some old Typhoons to make the trip.

Give me a call ASAP for reservation  757-879-2847

Gary Fitzgerald

   Thanks, Gary - it sounds like great and glorious fun!


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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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 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! "- #34 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??

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  10/03/07 - "Dear Carol, Here are some Happy Halloween Pumpkins" - #3 in a Series of 13:

Dear Carol,

The Halloween season is fast approaching, Here are some ideas to get everyone in the spirit of Haunting.....

Your Friend, Herbie

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


   Y'all have a good weekend - and 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 Color

 "Autumn Color" midi courtesy of - 10/06/07

Fall 2006 Images of Lake Maury courtesy of F.A. Saunders (HHS - '64) of VA - 09/15/07
Thanks, F.A.!

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/06/07

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!

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

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

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

Animated Laughing Head courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/25/06
Thanks, Janice!

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