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10/10/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Autumn in New York

“Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn,
time seems speeded up. What was is not and
never again will be; what is is change.”

- Edwin Way Teale
(2 June 1899 - 18 Oct 1980)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme comes to us as a suggestion from    Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA on 10/08/07:

Though I consider Virginia my heartland, I was born in Autumn, in New York.


   Thanks so much, Chris!


   A Happy Birthday Two-Fer tomorrow to   Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 1947 AND        Carol Anne Comer Cutler  ('70) of VA; and on the twelfth to 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!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

    From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 10/08/07 - "  Linda Alfrey Walker's ('61 - of VA) Birthday":


Have a wonderful birthday, and don't forget to call me before your next trip to Cary so we can arrange lunch; Carol has my number here is Raleigh. 

Happy to see you at the party in Buckroe.


   Thanks, Sepi! I passed your note on to Linda!

   From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 10/08/07 - "Interesting":

I have learned a lesson,



If you are going to pass something along?, Let it be THIS!
To whom it all concerns:

Just a word to the wise. E-mail petitions are
NOT acceptable to Congress or any other municipality. To be acceptable, petitions must have a signed signature and full address. Same with "prayer chains" -- be wary.

Almost all e-mails that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to send business cards to the little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book of Records for the most cards All it was, and
all this type of e-mail is, is to get names and "cookie" tracking info for telemarketers and spammers to validate active e-mail accounts for their own purposes.

Any time you see an e-mail that says forward this on to "10" of your friends, sign this petition, or you'll get good luck, or whatever, it has either an e-mail tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and e-mails of those folks you forward to, or the host sender is getting a copy  EACH time it gets forwarded, and then is able to get lists of "active" e-mails to use in spam e-mails, or sell to others that do.

Please forward this notice to others and you will be providing a good service to your friends, and will be rewarded by not getting 30,000 spam e-mails in the future.

(If you have been sending out the above kinds of email, now you know why you get so much spam!)

Check it out:

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!! And all this time I just thought they were annoying and a useless waste of time! I had no idea they had an ulterior motive! Thanks so much, Jerry!

From  - 10/08/07 -  "Blaylock Tip: 12 Tips on Remaining Young":

Blaylock Tip of the Week:

12 Tips on Remaining Young

There has been an enormous amount of research on ways to protect your brain through nutrition. After reviewing the medical and scientific literature, I can assure you that nutritional methods are infinitely more effective and safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Here is what you can do:

1. Avoid processed foods and eat only freshly prepared meals. Most processed foods contain harmful fats (omega-6 fats), additives and even toxic metals. In addition, they contain too much salt and sugar.

2. Eat five to 10 servings of fresh vegetables and some fruits every day. Choose nutrient-dense vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, celery, parsley, tomatoes, mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens, squash and onions. Because fruits are high in sugar, eat only limited amounts and avoid sweetened fruit juices. These foods contain vitamins, minerals and special substances called flavonoids that are powerful and versatile antioxidants. In addition, some of them often provide other brain-protective nutrients.

3. Avoid Omega-6 oils (found in corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut, soybean and canola oils). You should not cook with these oils, nor should you use products that contain them (chips, breads, pastries, etc.).

4. Consume at least two ounces of extra-virgin olive oil a day. This oil contains a number of powerful antioxidants, as well as healthy monounsaturated oil. You can use it on a salad or mix it with other foods.

5. Take Omega-3 oil supplements and foods enhanced with this healthy fat. This includes Christopher eggs and other egg brands that contain Omega-3. These supplements should not be in gelatin capsules. Get the liquid form of highly purified fish oil. It is molecularly distilled to remove dangerous mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins. Keep the oil refrigerated. And be sure to get oil that is high in DHA. The dose is 1,000 mg. of DHA each day. The Omega-3 oils reduce brain inflammation and cool down excessive immune activity.

6. Avoid sugar. Sucrose, the sugar used in foods and as a sweetener, causes a greater insulin surge than glucose, the natural form. Extensive evidence has shown that sugar plays a major role in accelerating aging — especially brain aging. This is because sugar revs up the metabolism, which generates a storm of free radicals. In addition, sugar forms abnormal bonds with proteins and this dramatically accelerates aging. High sugar intake compounds the risk of Alzheimer’s disease over 300%. High fructose corn syrup is especially damaging.

7. Eat complex carbohydrates that are low on the glycemic index. These include broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, onions and more. You can find the index on the Internet. These foods are absorbed slowly and help avoid an insulin surge (which can lead to hypoglycemia). It is also important to eat only limited amounts of carbohydrates each day. That means no more than two servings (a serving is a cup) with each meal.

8. Drink a combination of white tea mixed with rosemary tea. These teas contain powerful antioxidants and have been shown to especially protect the brain against abnormal aging. Two cups a day should be adequate. White tea is the same as green tea but contains much lower levels of fluoride with higher levels of antioxidants.

9. If you have amalgam (silver) fillings, find a dentist specially trained in their safe removal and have them taken out and replaced with ceramics. Contact the IAOMT organization ( for a list of trained dentists near you. The mercury from amalgams has been shown to vaporize in the mouth, at which point it is absorbed into the blood. In addition, the mercury can travel directly to your brain by way of the olfactory nerves in your nose.

10. Avoid continuous stress. Unrelieved stress greatly increases free-radical production and lipid peroxidation in the brain, causing it to age abnormally and rapidly. Make sure you get at least eight hours of sleep a night. Regular moderate exercise is also an excellent way to relieve stress. It has been shown to slow brain aging. However, extreme exercise can have the opposite effect. The Omega-3 oils have also been shown to protect the brain against stress damage.

11. Avoid depression. If you become depressed, seek treatment early. A number of studies have shown that depression causes a loss of memory and learning difficulties, and that over time the hippocampus of the brain (the memory and learning center) actually shrinks. Depression is best treated with regular exercise. Avoiding Omega-6 fats and increasing Omega-3s also helps. Omega-3 fats have been shown to improve depression and protect the brain from depression-related damage.

12. Once a week, you should fast at least until dinner. Fasting once a week has been shown to dramatically slow brain aging and accelerate repair of this essential organ. Experiments have demonstrated that fasting causes the brain to generate growth-stimulating chemicals (brain growth factor and epithelial growth factor) that promote healing of damaged neurons.

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  10/08/07 - "Celebrate 365 days of saving lives with the 2008 ASPCA Calendar":

Celebrate 365 days of saving lives with the 2008 ASPCA calendar

Donate $25 or more today and we will send you a free 2008 ASPCA Make Pet Adoption Your First Option® Calendar, featuring an exciting combination of striking photographs and true stories of the many wonderful pets adopted by our very own ASPCA team, as a thank you for all that you do for the animals we serve.

Each month when you see the beloved animal friends that your support helped rescue, heal and save you will know deep down that you are indeed making a significant difference.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your free 2008 ASPCA Make Pet Adoption Your First Option® Calendar.

  Thanks, Herbie Darlin'! This is such a worthy cause!

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 10/08/07 - "CONCERT REMINDER!!!!! ":

Just to let you know this weekend is our concert of 50's, 60's, and 70's music.  Our instrumentalists were at rehearsal last night and the music has come together well and it is really going to be fun!  With intermission I think it only lasts 1 1/2 hrs.  I hope you all can make it!  I can place any tickets at the will call desk and you can pay there and still get the advance rate! 
Virginia Choral Society Fall Concert
Hampton Roads Academy
Location: Hampton Roads Academy (HRA)

Address: 739 Academy Lane

Newport News, VA 23602

Telephone: (757) 884-9100

Hampton Roads Academy is located at the intersection of Oyster Point Road, Canon Boulevard, and Academy Lane.

When traveling to Hampton Roads Academy by way of Interstate 64, take exit 256A (Oyster Point Road West). Turn right at the first traffic light onto Academy Lane, then turn left into the Hampton Roads Academy parking lot. The Academic Building is on your left as you enter the parking lot; there are visitors' parking spaces in the first row nearest Oyster Point Road. The entrance is near the middle of the building between the low brick walls.

Sarah Kressaty 

   Thanks, Sarah Sugah! This sounds like such a great time!

     From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 10/09/07 - "cancer walk":

Hi Carol.....

Would it be too much to ask for you to run the request that was posted on the 9/27 issue of your newsletter regarding the cancer walk every time a newsletter goes out this week?

   Not at all!

Blake and Rena are both walking to take strides against breast cancer....and sadly so many of our classmates have been victims of this horrible disease.  Thanks so much.  ....and ANY amount donated is appreciated.

The links for the breast cancer walk site are below..... The first one is Rena's and the second site is Blake's.  The walk in DC is October if you could run the reminder with each newsletter up to that date, it would be greatly appreciated.

   Our best to Blake and Rena in accomplishing their worthy goals!

    From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 10/09/07 - "Take Me Back to the 60's":

Thought you may enjoy this.
F. A. Saunders (HHS 64)

This is a tad long, but has great music and images!

Just click on the link and sit back and enjoy the memories, if you're old enough to have been there.

   Thanks, Frank, this is a classic!


  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 10/09/07 - "Sound familiar?":

Sound familiar to anyone????

   Thanks, Renee, it certainly strikes a familiar chord with me!


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.....
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!!! Thanks, Lady!

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.  It will begin at 6:00 PM with a silent auction
and social time until 11:00 PM. Heavy hors d'oeuvre, snacks and drinks will be served.

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! "- #36 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!!! Now THAT'S a sand castle! 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" - #5 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 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 in New York

Autumn in New York
Why does it seem so inviting
Autumn in New York
It spells the thrill of first-nighting

Glittering crowds and shimmering clouds
In canyons of steel
They're making me feel - I'm home

It's autumn in New York
That brings the promise of new love
Autumn in New York
Is often mingled with pain

Dreamers with empty hands
They sigh for exotic lands

It's autumn in New York
It's good to live it again

Autumn in New York
The gleaming rooftops at sundown
Oh, autumn in New York
It lifts you up when you run down

Yes, jaded roux and gay divorcees
Who lunch at the Ritz
Will tell you that it's divine

This autumn in New York
Transforms the slums into Mayfair
Oh, autumn in New York
You'll need no castles in Spain

Yes, lovers that bless the dark
On the benches in Central Park
Greet autumn in New York
It's good to live it again

Autumn in New York
That brings the promise of new love
Autumn in New York
Is often mingled with pain

Dreamers with empty hands
They sigh for exotic lands

It's autumn in New York
It's good to live it again

 "Autumn in New York" midi courtesy of at the suggestion of Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) - 10/08/07
Thanks, Chris!

"Autumn in New York" lyrics courtesy of - 10/09/07

First Image of Central Park in Autumn courtesy of - 10/09/07

Second Image of Central Park in Autumn courtesy of - 10/09/07

Acorns and Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/04/05

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

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!

Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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