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10/09/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Columbus Day!

“Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(25 May1803 - 27 Apr 1882 )

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   SHHHH!!!  Don't tell ANYBODY, but I invariably forget all about Columbus Day!  It always seems to sneak up on me without warning.  If you too need to re-educate yourself, try here:



1. Baseball:

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Carpenter shuts down Padres after shaky start

A team built around large, expensive and at times ill-fitting pieces came together to form a functional mosaic Sunday night at Busch Stadium. Its Game 4 glue came from parts unknown, or at least places no one could have guessed six months or even six weeks ago.

Confronted with the unpleasant possibility of a flight this morning to play a decisive game, the Cardinals overcame a first-inning pratfall by their signature starting pitcher to secure a 6-2 win over the San Diego Padres, and with it their third first-round series in as many years.


The Cardinals celebrate after winning Game 4 of the NLDS at Busch Stadium on Sunday night. The Cards won the series 3-1 over the San Diego Padres.
(J. B. Forbes/P-D)


The Cardinals will open the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium on Wednesday because:

• A second baseman found for the season’s first four months in Cleveland granted the Cardinals a first-inning tie following a jarring start to the night.

• April’s Invisible Man provided the game-winning RBI on an opposite-field, sixth-inning triple.

• A player raised from Seattle’s career dead gave them a two-run cushion.

• A former River City Rascal, now a 27-year-old rookie, pulled off an eighth-inning escape.

• And a pitcher unable to make the team’s April starting rotation found himself the obvious choice to throw the clincher’s final pitch.

“You almost expected we’d have to go back there because that’s the way our season has gone,” said manager Tony La Russa. “But what these guys did tonight, this series, was nothing short of remarkable — all of them.”

The first-round victory was the sixth in the Cardinals’ seven trips to the postseason under La Russa. It brings them to a third straight NLCS but their first as an underdog. Sunday night an 83-win team had no time for labels other than winners of a series that paired them with their league’s ERA champions.

The Cardinals outhit and outpitched the Padres, something they did not do during last October’s three-game sweep. The reconfigured bullpen, deprived of closer Jason Isringhausen since Sept. 6, did not allow a run in 132⁄3 innings, most of them thrown by rookies Tyler Johnson, Josh Kinney and closer Adam Wainwright.

The Cardinals won Sunday without a hit from first baseman Albert Pujols, an RBI from center fielder Jim Edmonds or a plate appearance from dry-docked third baseman Scott Rolen. What they received was two hits from catcher Yadier Molina, two RBIs from unofficial series MVP Ronnie Belliard and two shutout innings of relief from a rookie triumvirate who entered the season with seven games total of major-league experience.

“Every team that wins needs guys who aren’t expected to come up big in the clutch,” said third baseman Scott Spiezio, who gave the Cardinals a 4-2 lead with a sixth-inning RBI single. “You look at what’s happened here, that’s what it is.”

Spiezio received Sunday’s start because Rolen’s shoulder had become inflamed. A World Series hero for the 2002 Anaheim Angels, he produced without pause.

“I don’t think a lot of us could have seen ourselves in this position six months ago,” said Wainwright, who followed Johnson and Frontier League alum Kinney to close the ninth inning. “I went from being a starter, to a long man, to the eighth inning to this. I couldn’t have seen this two weeks ago.”

Two weeks ago the Cardinals were caught in the swirl of an epic collapse. They emerged a looser, more focused team that allowed just six runs largely because of the Padres’ two-for-32 futility with runners in scoring position. The Cardinals answered with a .375 average in the same situation.

“We’ve come through rough times and now we’re enjoying ourselves,” Belliard said. “We’re confident. We’re going to see what happens when we go over there.”

Pujols’ response to Saturday’s Game 3 loss was to tell his teammates to leave their luggage at home Sunday, that the series would end properly at Busch. Sunday he celebrated with much greater gusto than after the team won the division with the ease of passing a kidney stone.

“The offense, the defense, the pitching all came together,” said Pujols. “We showed what we’re capable of doing in this series. Now we have to keep going.”

“Right now it feels like it’s never going to end,” said Molina, who hit .308 for the series. “We’ve got the best team this year but we’ve had ups and downs. Now it means nothing. What’s in front of us is more important now.”

The Cardinals fell behind 2-0 before taking a swing when Carpenter, who walked one hitter in August, labored through a three-walk first inning. It was all he would allow as the Cardinals tied the score on Belliard’s two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the inning, then broke out for four more runs against Padres starter Woody Williams and reliever Cla Meredith in the sixth.

Belliard came to the Cardinals from the Cleveland Indians on July 30 without a game of postseason experience; he left the series with six hits, two RBIs and at least two game-changing defensive plays.

“This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss,” Belliard said from beneath sprays of champagne. “We came into this series and really focused on what we had to do.”

Carpenter pushed through the seventh inning before Johnson and Kinney handled the eighth and Wainwright finished his third game of the series.

Received roughly by his new fan base during a sluggish April, Juan Encarnacion followed Pujols’ walk to lead off the sixth with a one-out drive into the right-field corner. By the time Brian Giles dug it out, Pujols had motored home and Encarnacion taken third base. A reserved crowd of 46,476 stayed on its feet as Padres manager Bruce Bochy came for Williams. Perhaps sensing something lasting for the first time, it stayed with Belliard as he worked a 2-2 count before taking Meredith’s fastball off the left hip.

Spiezio, released by the Seattle Mariners last year, found out after leaving the ballpark Saturday night he was starting in place of Rolen. He fell behind Meredith 0-2 before lining a single over second base to score Encarnacion for a 4-2 lead. Molina continued a solid series by following his second-inning double with a lined single to right to load the bases.

La Russa had committed himself to batting Carpenter by failing to stir his bullpen. However, the Padres failed to take the easy exit when third baseman Russell Branyan pulled Bard off the plate on Carpenter’s roller.

Branyan’s throwing error left the inning at one out, allowing La Russa to dust off his favorite 2005 tactic as David Eckstein dumped a perfect squeeze bunt with the bases loaded to score Spiezio for a 6-2 lead.


   Not that I care, or that those 30 plus years I spent in southeast Missouri and mid-Illinois had any effect on me whatsoever....

2. Weather:

  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 10/09/06:

..... So I come in here this morning, raring to go (as much as I can rare), and I find that our power station shut down because of the flooding & inclement weather. Heck, the roads were partially washed out this morning & we almost turned around & went back home......

Well, I am (as is everyone here today) swamped with emergency work orders to get things back up to snuff, so I'd better be back to work.....

  Say WHAT, Gorgeous?!?


From the Daily Press - 10/08/06:

Storm proves deadly

More than 10 inches of rain fell in some areas, closing Route 460 and sapping power to at least 28,000.


October 8 2006

Driving rainfall and high winds claimed at least two lives on the Peninsula Saturday as some neighborhoods in Hampton Roads struggled with up to 10 inches of rain.

The complete article can be viewed at:,0,1640505.story

   Y'all report in as soon as you're able, please.  You know how I do worry....


   A Very Happy Birthday today to    Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA!

   I had the privilege of seeing Linda again after 45 years at    Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us last weekend.  If you look closely, you can see shots of her there on the Beach:



  Hit #52,500 was made sometime on the afternoon or evening of Thursday, October 5, 2006 by an unknown user.


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 10/06/06 - "Thanks":

Carol, thanks again for all you do to help keep a close group closer.  We all are so blessed to have grown up in NN during the time we did.  It's like a "Great Huge Family". I just love them all.    Dee (Hodges Bartram - '66 - of VA) and the reunion committee did an awesome job preparing and planning for the reunion. I know I had a wonderful time. It was just fantastic. I hope they decided on FIVE years for the next one. 

   I wholeheartedly agree, Miss Judy! And throwing in a Birthday Party every five years would be great, too!

I still can't get over my buddy,     Ginny Masters, thinking I was dead. She couldn't believe that I was standing in front of her. She is still so cute!

Thanks for the pictures, too. We can relive a fantastic weekend.

   Isn't it fun?!?  And there are more ready for you now!  Keep reading!

Love you, gal. Oh, and thanks for the dramatic account of what happened in the room next to yours.  You are crazy!  You know that?

Judy Allen

   Why, yes, people do seem to mention that from time to time......

   Thanks, Lady!  Love you, too!


  From The Best Dancer in the Class of 1962, Tina Burroughs Farmer of VA - 10/06/06 -
"Birthday page":

Hey Carol ... I wouldn't mind my birthday being posted on your Birthday Page.  Being as I'll be 62 on my next birthday on February 9, 1945 and I am a NNHS Class of 62 graduate, I thought it might be appropriate.  The info is:
Feb 9, '45   Tina Burroughs Farmer- NNHS (62)
Thanks for the much appreciated, informative and entertaining web site

   That strikes me as most appropriate indeed, Tina!  We're just delighted to add you to the list - and thanks!


  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 10/06/06 - "NNHS":

Hi Carol,

It was so good to see you at the reunion.. I just wish we had visited more. There was so much to catch up on!

Thanks again for all you do..
Peace & Blessing,

   I KNOW!!!  Every year I come home wondering why I hadn't spent more time with at least  fifty people or so, and why I passed up taking a hundred images or so!  But I'm thankful for all that I did of both!

   Thanks again, Lady - for everything!


  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 10/07/06 - "Hi!":

Hi Carol!
Sounds like a good time was had by all at the reunion. Maybe next time...
 I've enjoyed the recent newsletters. Where else can you get recipes, politics, and pictures of cute dogs all in one place??? (Loved the recipes. Put cream of mushroom soup on anything and I'm there!)
And please, tell    Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) that politics is (are?) absolutely appropriate and an ancient and honorable Virginia tradition. Our generation lived through some of the most politically charged years in American history. And we changed that history. It would be a shame to call our activism nostalgia. 
On that note, I will add my voice to the mix, and tread religion and politics at the same time. Seen on a bumper sticker the other day:  "Jesus Was A Liberal."
One more thing. (Still there?) Is your address for PayPal donations?

Typhoons Forever--We'll Always Have Buckroe,

   Oh, Lady!  You are a hoot!

   I never got back to that political thingie, did I??  That's because I missed writing at least a couple a Newsletters, one on 09/19/06, and one or two a week or so later.  I'm still planning to get to those, too.  Y'all will be so surprised.......

   And I'm glad you asked about the PayPal, Chris.  It remains the same -  It works just fine for that, and it's way too much trouble to switch that right now.  I just don't want to use it for regular mail - particularly mail with attachments of images and/or documents.  It always makes me want to throw something then - and you know what a Sweetie-Pie I really am!

   Thanks, Christine!


From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 10/07/06:

Good Morning Carol,
Another midnight shift survived and tolerated.  I wonder what a 9-5 job would be like?  Sorry to hear that the weather there is not what it is here.  Each night, it went down into the 30's or 40's, which is to my liking greatly.  Friday night and early Saturday morning, we had our first snow flurries!  If it could only stay October year round. 


Gotta start proof-reading stuff, I stated that I spent a year in Korea, from 1970 to 1970.  Obviously my math has suffered or just another experience from staying up all night, or maybe a combination of the two.  I also forgot one thing about being in Korea, while there I made 4 parachute jumps from a Huey at 3500 feet.  How I forgot that, who knows, maybe my new friend Al Shimer will clue me in. 


The Highway Patrol stay on the main highways of a state and take care of things they encounter on the roads.  State Police have no such limitations and have full police powers both criminally and traffic enforcement throughout the state boundaries. 

   AHA!!!  Thanks, Jay!  Nobody ever told me that before!  Or maybe they covered that on one of those days when I was, uh, "sick"!

Well, gotta run, the dog says its time for her walk in the park, even though its still raining and 42 degrees. 

Take Care of Yourself
Jay Styles, '68

   Thanks again, Sweetie!!!


  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 10/08/06 - "About that virus warning":

Carol -- the recent virus warning info in the newsletter was good, but it might mislead people somewhat. There is NO WAY that just opening an email will install a virus on any computer. It is the act of opening THE ATTACHMENT that comes with the email that will cause the damage. So if anyone does get the email as described in the newsletter, DON'T PANIC if you have already opened the email. JUST DON'T OPEN THE ATTACHMENT. Simply delete the email and you'll be safe.
Hopefully this will help clarify a common misunderstanding about "email viruses" -- that just opening an email can mess up your system: "tain't so" !! The attachment is what causes the damage -- so don't open it.
Here's what says about the subject -- and they say it very well:  do NOT open any Emails with attachments from individuals or organizations you are NOT familiar with. Also, since it is possible for viruses to "spoof" or fake the sender’s address, do NOT open Emails with attachments from people you know, but from whom you were not expecting an attachment or if the attachment is a file type or file name that you customarily do not receive from this person.
I would add to that -- if you have an unexpected email with an attachment from someone you know, and you're not sure about the attachment, ASK THEM about it before you just blindly open it! I have alerted several friends and business associates over the years that they had viruses unknowingly being sent out.

   Thanks so much, Ronnie!  I really appreciate this succinct information!  You are my hero!


  From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 10/08/06:

Dear Carol,

I've missed you! MORE LETTERS ! The pictures from everyone make me feel as if I was there! How delightful.

   Well, goody!  Because I have lots more of them for you to see, Linda May!   Keep reading!

I have my new computer hooked up now, thanks to my son. Nothing fancy but it does the job. I'm getting parts and pictures in e-mails I didn't even know came with it! Totally Cool.

So stop reading this and - WRITE MORE LETTERS - I must see how they look now ! HA HA

Love and kisses, Linda May

   Yes, Ma'am!  WILD GIGGLES!!! And congratulations!!!


  From Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of FL and VA - 10/08/06 - "Hi Carol":

We arrived in Florida on Saturday October 7th to "Sunshine & Happiness".  Please change my email address to: ____________________ and I will let you know in the Spring when you can change back to Virginia address.
Thanks, Carol
Donna Chadwell Nunemaker '64

   Congratulations, Lady!  I've changed your addie in my files!  Thanks for letting me know!


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/08/06 - "Thanks!":

Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate in all you did for our 40th reunion. Thanks for helping   Dee (Hodges Bartram - '66 - of VA) and the rest of the committee; Thanks for coming "home" to attend both of the functions and thanks for just being you!
My life seems so complicated at present but that's what you get when one owns a small business. I only hope that I can sell next year and take a real vacation  (had one in 94 I think), then I can stop in to say hello most anytime you say that's good for you.
Carol, everyone just loves you so much for everything you do for "all" of us Typhoons.
                                                                                        Love Ya,

   Well, that will all be great, Billy! Thanks so much for all your kind words!   I had a wonderful time!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/07/05 - "TA-DAH!  MORE REUNION IMAGES!":

spent all day Saturday processing images.  Here are some more results:


      - brand new page



      - brand new page

      - brand new page

      - brand new page

      - brand new page

  - page redesign and new image added


    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" (#14 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

     OHHHH, I'd loved to have seen this one in person!

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!

Value, honor and enjoy your family, no matter how strange they seem to you.    

  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 09/22/06 - "T-Shirts" (#2 in a series of 12):


   WILD GIGGLES!!!  I love it!  
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

Oh, Columbus

(Original Author Unknown)

Sung to: "Oh, My Darling Clementine"

Oh, Columbus; oh, Columbus,
Sailed the ocean wide and blue.
He landed in America,
In fourteen ninety-two.

"Oh, My Darling Clementine" midi courtesy of - 10/09/06

"Oh, Columbus" lyrics courtesy of - 10/09/06

Image of Spanish Stamp eaturing Columbus's Ship "Santa Maria" courtesy
of - 10/09/06

Icon’s Decorative Bar #4 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/09/06

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

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

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

Animated Birthday Cake Courtesy of Gathered Gifs at - 04/15/04

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

Tiny Angel courtesy of - 08/14/05

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

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!

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