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10/11/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sail On Sailor

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(ca. 4 BC–AD 65)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   The cable guys came around today to bury the cable which was uncovered by the last cable guy who was repairing it when the sewer guys cut three of the six cables the other day.  Let's see, how many times does that mean I've been Disconnected from My Life lately?!?  That's right!  And then I was gone all afternoon. 
 Not that I ever turn into a Wild Woman or anything.......


1.   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA - 10/11/06:

Please add me to the mailing list for the free Newsletter:   Brenda Eakes Insley  -  Class of '66.    My email address is  
Thanks very much, I am really enjoying the site, looking at all the memories from our school!
Brenda Insley  
   I'd be happy to add you, Brenda!  It was good seeing you again at RJ's!
   I have two or three questions for you.  First, do you still live in Virginia?  Also, would like like your email address posted for others to see, or would you prefer it be kept hidden?  And would you like your birthday posted on our birthday list?
   I'm glad you're enjoying the site.
Thanks for the fast reply. 

   Hmmm, yeah, SHHHH!!!  I almost never reply to anyone individually anymore, much less quickly!  Don't tell anybody!

It was good seeing you and everyone else!  I really enjoyed Friday nite and Saturday morning, but had made previous plans for Saturday nite, but wish we could have been there.  I saw some of the people (in the photos)  that I had known from the class of '60.   The photos are great!  Thanks so much for making this web site available; it really is good to keep up to date on everything that is going on in everyone's life!  Seeing  Mrs. Masters there was a real joy!  She hasn't changed a bit!

Yes, I still live in VA, (in Richmond). My email address can be posted for everyone to see, that is not a problem. And yes, you can also post my birthday on the birthday list, since I'm proud to be 58 yrs old;  it is October 4, 1948.
Thanks for adding me, and I look forward to getting the newsletters!  I did not know that it existed until   Al Dorner ('66 - of VA) told me on Friday night at RJ's.  I have spent all morning just looking at the information on it!
   Thanks again,

   That Albert is such a Sweetie-Pie!

   Okay, Brenda, Welcome aboard!  I've added your name to the Alumni List, the Class of 1966 Contact Page (addie and all), and the Birthday List:

   It seems we just missed wishing you a Happy Birthday, so a Very Merry Un-Birthday to You!

   And speaking of birthdays.....



   Today is a big day for   Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA!  And tomorrow is the birthday of her childhood friend, Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC!

   Many happy returns to you both!


  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 10/09/06 - "NNHS":

Hi Carol,
..... Also the pictures of    Woody and Nancy Slate...they are of Newport News, Va. Nancy (Reynolds) is my first cousin...we introduced her to Woody. They will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary in November. Nancy graduated from Denbigh High and    Mr. Loving was her math teacher!
Peace & Blessing,

   WOWZERS!!!  That is just too cool, Cheryl!  Thanks!  And thank you for your help with the captioning and identifications, too!


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 10/09
/06 - "Dear Carol, My First Kiss":

Dear Carol,

I will always remember my First Kiss. Do you remember yours ???

Your Friend, Herbie

   Oh, 'deed I do, Herbie Darlin'!  
It was on Thursday, June 23, 1960 in the Tunnel of Love at Buckroe Beach!  I was just over two months shy of my thirteenth birthday.  I certainly did like that ride!
   And that photo is just so adorable, Herbie!  And I'm absolutely struck by how much that baby looks like my youngest grandchild, Jimmy!

   This picture taken on his first birthday might not show that resemblance so clearly, but trust me.  Well, that's my opinion, anyway!

   Thanks, Herbie!

  Monday, September 11, 2006
James Brownlee Harty

  From Doug Nelson ('64) of VA - 10/09/06 - "Fellow Veteran of the 173rd Abn Bde":

Hi Carol,

I was looking at the pictures of the Class of '66 recently posted on your website. In the Saturday morning photos I noticed that in this photo

  Butch Kypriandes ('66) of VA is wearing a hat with the 173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Hook" patch, indicating he is a veteran of the 173rd. As I emailed you once before, I was also a veteran of that unit in Vietnam. I served in the 173rd from May of 1970 to Mar 29, 1971 on LZ English. Looking up from my computer screen there is a plaque on the wall with the same Sky Hook emblem given to me when I left the 51st Chemical Detachment. That plaque says I served in the 51st from 3 Sep 1970 - 29 Mar 1971. From May to September I was in the HHC/2/503rd where I served as the training NCO until being transferred to the 51st. I was a draftee and was not actually "airborne". I never jumped out of any flying object, even though I nearly fell out helicopters a few times.

I would be interested in knowing when he served and in what unit.

Butch probably already knows that there is a 173d Airborne Brigade Association with a web site that I used to browse frequently,, and a web site for the current re-activated brigade home based in Vicenza, Italy,

Enjoying your photos,

Doug Nelson
Dahlgren, VA

   Well, Doug, had I not been so frustrated by the events of the past several days, I would have had the foresight to have forwarded your note to Butch, and we could have had a response by now!  As it is, I'm carboning him in on this Newsletter (he's not really on our mailing list), and I'll tell you that I know he retired as a Lt. Colonel. 

   Finding these links we have one to another is one of my greatest joys, Doug.  Thanks for sharing another one with us!


  From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 10/09/06:

WOW! So many great pictures of so many beautiful people. Some I'd recognize anywhere (  Albert Dorner - '66 of VA,    Lynn Forbes Carter - '66 of VA,    Jacque Ray Fisher - '66 of VA) others have gotten even more beautiful since last I saw them, (  Sharon Chaffin Tanner - '66 - of VA,    Pam Weaver Haskins - '66 - of VA,    Drema Ferguson Plott - '66 - of ?) Just unbelievable how like coming home it makes me feel. The picture of the breeze-way by    Randy Tate ('66 - of MD) ( another handsome dude) reminded me of the driver's ed class I took in that room under the stadium, second door up.

That breeze-way. Remember that if a guy hung out there who wore jeans, a leather jacket and (dare I sat It?) smoked, you didn't talk to him because he was a "hood". At least now we know he was just comfortable and we were missing out. Glad that's over, now we worry if those same jeans will just stay up, no matter who's wearing them.

  Steve Smith ('66 - of VA) and his lady (Rita Reynolds) look, for all the pink bubble gum and hair curlers in the world, like movie stars. I didn't know you were allowed to get THAT good looking. Quick, somebody get his autograph!

Wait, I did get hit by a truck ( at three) help, help ( is there a statute of limitations on that cause I'm still stupid?) help.....

   GIGGLES!!!  And the really remarkable thing there is that, glorious as they are, the images don't really convey the way Steve and Rita lit up the room when they entered.  My sister   (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) looked up that first night at RJ's and said, "Who IS that?!?  He must have been really gorgeous in high school!" 

   And I knew Steve rather well; I actually even dated him a few times, but he probably doesn't remember that; I was rather astonished that he remembered me at all!.  But I never noticed back then that he had such an aura about him as he does now!  It was really quite electrifying!

Thank you all for the pictures. They were special - like all beautiful people in them. WOW.

Linda May ' 66

   And next time, Linda May, YOU'LL be there too, RIGHT?!?

  Thanks, Lady!


  From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 10/09/06 - "Reunion Pictures":

See, I can play the silly picture game. I shall triumph over the computer/picture conspiracy. I did it!

   Yes, you did, Lady!  Your images are included below - and thanks!

   (Eleanor's images are linked below.)


From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - "Class of 1966 Friday night pictures":

What a wonderful reunion!  Thanks to everyone that helped and to all of those that attended.  I have pictures to share and I hope you share yours with me.
I have some of Friday night at RJ's, the Saturday tour and Saturday night.  I don't want to overload your computer so I will just send a few a night......
Here you go!

   Thanks so much, Dee - for everything!  (Y'all keep reading...)


From Frances Owens Wagner ('66) of NC to    Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA -
10/09/06 - "RE: Class of 1966 Friday night pictures":

Dee, these are great pictures,  thanks so much for sharing them. Looks like you guys had a great time. Maybe next time I can come. 

Frances Owens Wagner

   And we hope you can too, Frances! 


  From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 10/10/06:


Thank you for everything you are so amazing....The pictures I sent you were beautifully posted.....

It was wonderful seeing you at the reunion.  Any N.N.H.S. reunion would be incomplete without your presence. 

   What an incredibly sweet thing to say!  Thank you, Fred!


It was so good seeing our friend    Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) and    Tom Flax ('64 - of VA) also. 

   Yes, it was!   Tommy even gave me a kiss on each cheek - one from him, and one from his sister,    Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario!  (Thanks, Tommy - and Helen!)

I know soooo many people in this class, though I was in the class of 1960....of course this was the class my sister    Cheryl Mays Howard ('66 - of VA) and her husband    John Howard ('66 - of VA) were in....that may have a lot to do with it.  Seeing    Don Chaney ('66 - of MD),    Al Plessinger ('66 - of VA),    Kathy Johnson Simms ('66 - of VA),    Janice (Poole) Mallory ('66 - of VA),    Dave and    Pam (Smith) Arnold (both '65 - of VA) and    Lynn Forbes Carter ('66 - of VA) and her husband Dickie was just great.  Great to see Cousin    Woody Slate ('66 - of VA) ...he is married to my first cousin Nancy Reynolds Slate (Denbigh HS).  Of course, it is a delight to see    Jean Poole Burton ('64 - of RI) anytime.  I really enjoyed seeing/talking to    Albert Dorner ('66 - of VA) as well.  He and Jean Poole grew up in the same neighborhood as I....formerly referred to as "The Boulevard Section"....Albert so kindly passed on some great memorabilia to me.  I appreciated this so much. 

Anyone who misses a reunion really has no idea what they are missing.  The memorabilia display took a lot of effort but was fun and certainly worth every minute of it.

   Those memorabilia tables are so wonderful, Fred!  To see all those precious items again is to touch eternity.  Thanks so much  - to you and Albert both - for all the time and trouble you took so that we might all enjoy them for these last three reunions!

Take care, beautiful lady, Fred Mays, '60 of Newport News, VA.

   OOOH!!!  Thanks for that, too!


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

was processing images Monday and Tuesday nights just before and after midnight.  Here are some more results:

 - brand new page

        - brand new page

        - brand new page








        - three new images



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

Just a word about the amount of rainfall here in Isle of Wight/Smithfield/Surry - while the TV reported 10 & 12 inches, some of the locals measured 16 to 18 inches in 24 hours. And I hear downtown Franklin is still under water.

love & bubbles, d



   Thank you for that chilling correction, Gorgeous!


  From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD to   Christine
Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA
- 10/10/06:


I couldn’t tell from your statement which side of the issue you were on (and it really doesn’t matter), but thanks for supporting my right to contribute a political (and potentially sensitive) commentary on today’s world situation.

Chandler Nelms

   Well, of course you have the right to express any opinion you want, Chandler Darlin'!

   Early on I set up a number of "rules" to follow.  Most of those have changed and evolved as we and our mission have also changed and evolved.  I had thought religion and politics might prove offensive and divisive, when we were attempting to be loving and unifying.  We have long since strived to educate one another about many things, including our various religions, hopefully without feeling that we were forcing them upon each another.  I believe now we have grown close enough to one another in our One Big Happy Family that we can recognize and respect that we all have political opinions - some of which may  be and probably are conflicting - and still love and delight in one another.  My own opinions on many topics are often so far out that very few people would agree with them, but I still feel that they love me, even though they know I'm weird.

   So while this may indeed be a risky time bomb, I certainly don't want you to feel that we're trying to stifle your right to free expression - any of you!

   Thank you, Gorgeous!

   (But I'm still not going to print anything vulgar or risqué, so don't y'all start sending me a buncha outrageous stuff with any expectation of seeing it here!  WILDER GIGGLES!!!)


  From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 10/10/06 - "Remember":

My Dear Carol,

The attachment is a reminder of the sacrifices being made each and every day on our behalf by our fine servicemen and women. I thought it was very powerful.

If you feel it is deserving of circulation through the newsletter, please do so.

   Dear Sweet Joe, I certainly agree that it needs to be seen! Unfortunately I am ignorant of the means needed to attach it to the Newsletter.

It is very important to me that our armed forces are remembered every day for their service to the United States of America .(Us!)

Again, I have no political agenda here. I just want to do whatever I can to insure they are never forgotten.

   I share your concern on that, Joe! And - as we've just discussed, it no longer matters if you did have a political agenda!  So I looked to see if there was something similar I could find for us to see.  An earlier version which was near and dear to my heart has been removed from the internet, much to my sorrow.  I wasn't able to come as close as I had wanted, but I did find these:

I trust you are well and totally recovered from your reunion tour??

   Well, more or less, I suppose!  WILD GIGGLES!!!  I certainly missed seeing you there; sorry you were not able to make it this year.

Take care of yourself.



   Thanks, Sweetie!


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 10/11
/06 - "Dear Carol, Lots of LOVE, Two Puppies":

Dear Carol,

This will put you in a nice mood for working on your Newsletter, Keep up the good work. (one of your many admirers),

Your Friend, Herbie

    Oh, Herbie!!!  Could anything be sweeter than that?!?  Well, YOU, maybe!

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


    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

Friday and Saturday, 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" (#15 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

     OH, YOWZERS!!!  These three ALL seem strange to me!  Maybe it's just me.  No, I'm pretty sure it's them!

   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" (#3 in a series of 12):


   WILD GIGGLES!!!  That's hysterical!  
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

Sail On Sailor

- Brian Wilson

(The Beach Boys)

I sailed an ocean, unsettled ocean
Through restful waters and deep commotion
Often frightened, unenlightened
Sail on, sail on sailor

I wrest the waters, fight Neptune's waters
Sail through the sorrows of life's marauders
Unrepenting, often empty
Sail on, sail on sailor

Caught like a sewer rat alone but I sail
Bought like a crust of bread, but oh, do I wail

Seldom stumble, never crumble
Try to tumble, life's a rumble
Feel the stinging I've been given
Never ending, unrelenting
Heartbreak searing, always fearing
Never caring, persevering
Sail on, sail on, sailor

I work the seaways, the gale-swept seaways
Past shipwrecked daughters of wicked waters
Uninspired, drenched and tired
Wail on, wail on, sailor

Always needing, even bleeding
Never feeding all my feelings
Damn the thunder, must I blunder
There's no wonder all I'm under
Stop the crying and the lying
And the sighing and my dying

Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor

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

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

Animated Sailboat clip art courtesy of - 10/08/06

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

Lighthouse Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/08/06

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

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!

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

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