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10/22/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Tearin' Up My Heart

“Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work
toward solutions or end it and move on? It's because they know changing will lead
to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be
much more painful than what they're already experiencing.”

- Tony Robbins
(b. 29 Feb 1960)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is a new song for us!

BONUS - - Tearin' Up My Heart - ' N Sync, 1998


   Happy Birthday today to        Herb Hice - 1924 (deceased 18 Apr 2008)  AND   Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) - (deceased 22 Sept 2007) AND   Annette Funicello of CA  AND    Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND   Al Farber ('64) of GA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 - Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA;

25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND  Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA;

26 -   Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND   Randy Tate ('66) of DE;

27 -   Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND        Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND   Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA;

28 -   Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA;

29 -   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1.   Geneva Cole Lauterbach ('65) of NC - 10/21/09:

Wednesday 10/21/2009 4:41:54pm
Name: Geneva Cole Lauterbach
Marital Status divorced
City/Country: Fayetteville, NC
Favorite Teachers Mr. Willey
Hobbies shopping, shopping, shopping
Comments Want info on 45 year reunion so I can plan.

   Thanks, Geneva! While you're shopping, give my regards to Ross's, Rose's, Hamrick's, Big Lots, and all those quaint little shops in downtown Fayetteville!

   Oh, Re-un-i-on Com-mit-tee! Geneva wants to know the scoop!


October 22, 1942 - The Allies met to discuss Operation Torch. Operation Torch was to be the first Allied amphibious landing of World War II.


Thursday, October 22, 1964 - Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turned down the honor.

Thursday, October 22, 1964 - Canada: A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selected the design which became the new official Flag of Canada.

Thursday, October 22, 1964 - Croatian basketball player Dražen Petrović (d. 07 June 1993 in an automobile accident in Denkendorf, Bavaria, Germany at the age of 28) was born in Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia.

Thursday, October 22, 1964 - Singer and songwriter Toby Mac was born in Fairfax, Virginia.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/21/09 - "Sgt Earl Olaf Hockstedler USMC (deceased)":

Hi, Carol:

I have not yet received a reply from the son of Mr. Hockstedler regarding his father, but did find the following:

Birth:  Oct. 18, 1921
Death:  Oct. 23, 1989
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - October 25, 1989

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Earl O. "Bill" Hockstedler, retired assistant managing editor of the Daily Press, died Monday, Oct. 23, in Greenview Hospital. He was 68.

Mr. Hockstedler, who retired from the Daily Press in 1979, is remembered as the kind of tough but considerate editor characterized in the television series "Lou Grant."

"A lot of what was in the series could have been about him. He was everything you could want in a newspaperman," said P.J. Budahn, a columnist with the Army Times who had worked as a reporter for Mr. Hockstedler at the Daily Press.

"For Hock the news and the truth were synonymous," said John Greiff, retired Daily Press political writer and editorial page editor. "He believed in the integrity of the news columns."

Mr. Hockstedler joined the Daily Press in July 1956. He started as a copy editor and went on to be wire editor, city editor and assistant managing editor/metro editor.

Mr. Hockstedler's crewcut and ramrod posture spoke of his pride in having served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Budahn recalled that his former editor had been in the first wave of Marines that landed on the South Pacific island of Tarawa in what would become "one of the bloodiest days" in World War II.

Mr. Hockstedler's former boss, W. Ed Storey, former Daily Press managing editor, called him a "top-notch newsman."

"He was very good with young reporters," Storey said.

One of those young reporters was Andrew D. Greenwell, now director of Hampton Coliseum.

"I had a tremendous respect for him as an editor and as a Marine. He was a very close friend when I was at the newspaper," said Greenwell.

He added, "Not one time in all the years I knew him did he ever say anything to make me feel uncomfortable. I was a rookie and he was a veteran editor."

"You could talk to Hock about anything. He was one of the greatest editors I ever worked for - a first-class gentleman," said Harry E. Flesher, retired Daily Press courts reporter.

Mr. Hockstedler enjoyed constant ribbing about his hobby: raising goats on his small farm in the Bena community of Gloucester County.

Retirement for him meant simply slowing down. After moving to Kentucky, he taught journalism at Western Kentucky University and wrote part time for the Edmonton Herald-News.

His feature articles for the weekly Herald-News won several top awards from the Kentucky Press Association, said former co-worker Patricia Stilts.

Mr. Hockstedler was born in Hopkins, Minn., and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Before coming to Virginia, he worked for newspapers in South Dakota, Wisconsin and Ohio.

He was a member of Eastwood Baptist Church, Bowling Green.

Survivors include three sons, a brother and five grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Johnson-Vaughan Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be at Davis-Hoffman Veterans Cemetery. 
Davis-Hoffman Cemetery
Bowling Green
Warren County
Kentucky, USA

   Thank you so much, Joe! I've safely added him now:

      - brand new page!

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 10/21/09 - "Grandma's Hands":

This is an oldie but it's just as nice now as it was the first time that I read it!

Grandma's Hands


I was privileged to take a photo of  'Five Generations of Women'.

GRANDMA'S HANDS - A must read thru to the end, please! 


Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. She didn't move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands.  

When I sat down beside her she didn't acknowledge my presence, and the longer I sat I wondered if she was OK.  

Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her at the same time, I asked her if she was OK. She raised her head and looked at me and smiled. 'Yes, I'm fine, thank you for asking,' she said in a clear voice strong.  

'I didn't mean to disturb you, grandma, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK,' I explained to her.  

'Have you ever looked at your hands,' she asked. 'I mean really looked at your hands?' 

I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to figure out the point she was making.  

Grandma smiled and related this story: 

'Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have served you well throughout your years. These hands, though wrinkled shriveled and weak, have been the tools I have used all my life to reach out and grab and embrace life.  

'They braced and caught my fall when as a toddler I crashed upon the floor.

They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child, my mother taught me to fold them in prayer. They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots. They held my husband and wiped my tears when he went off to war.

'They have been dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and bent. They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son. Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was married and loved someone special. 

'They wrote my letters to him and trembled and shook when I buried my parents and spouse.  

'They have held my children and grandchildren, consoled neighbors, and shook in fists of anger when I didn't understand.  

They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of my body. They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw. And to this day when not much of anything else of me works real well, these hands hold me up, lay me down, and again continue to fold in prayer.  

'These hands are the mark of where I've been and the ruggedness of life.  

But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of God.' 

I will never look at my hands the same again. But I remember God reached out and took my grandma's hands and led her home. When my hands are hurt or sore or when I stroke the face of my children and husband I think of Grandma. I know she has been stroked and caressed and held by the hands of God.  

I, too, want to touch the face of God and feel His hands upon my face.  

When you receive this, say a prayer for the person who sent it to you, and watch God's answer to prayer work in your life. Let's continue praying for one another.  

Passing this on to anyone you consider a friend will bless you both.. 

Passing this on to one not yet considered a friend is something God would do.

   This is beautiful! Thanks, Paul!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/21/09 - "The Mighty B-52 Stratofortress":

Hi, Carol:

Reading the contribution by Norris Perry (Warwick HS '59) of VA regarding The Mighty B-52 it prompted me to check out the Famous Airmen page on your website to see if my old classmate    Colonel Russell "Gary" Stephenson USAF (Ret) ('57) who flew these mighty aircraft in Vietnam has sent you his photo in uniform, for you to post on his portion of this fine looking page.

Not! Well, I suppose Russell is far too busy working for Homeland Security to drop you an email. Maybe you could charm him into sending you a photo since my efforts have failed so miserably.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   You're a hoot, Adonis! If he didn't do it for you, his good friend, what makes you think he's gonna do it for me - of whom he has never heard?!? Besides, I don't even have his email addie!  Oh, okay, give me his address once more, and I'll pester him on more time - although I frankly think it's kinda gutsy to pester someone who works in Homeland Security!

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/21/09 - "Marbles and friends.":


Well, here is the cure... just smile and say.... Dear Lord,

I know you're watching over me
And I'm feeling truly blessed
For no matter what I pray for
You always know what's best!

I have this circle of E-mail friends,
Who mean the world to me;
Some days I 'send' and 'send,'
At other times, I let them be.

I am so blessed to have these friends,
With whom I've grown so close;
So this little poem I dedicate to them,
Because to me they are the 'Most'!

When I see each name download,
And view the message they've sent;
I know they've thought of me that day,
And 'well wishes' were their intent.


So to you, my friends, I would like to say,
Thank you for being a part;
Of all my daily contacts,
This comes right from my heart.

God bless you is my prayer today,
I'm honored to call you 'friend';
I pray the Lord will keep you safe,
Until we write again. Typhoons Forever.....

  Thanks so much, Al!

  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 10/21/09 - "Help Fort Monroe! Send e-mail by Oct. 29":

Here is a way to help Fort Monroe by sending a brief e-mail. Thanks for all of your help!

Adrian Whitcomb, NNHS '67

Between now and October 29, will you help Fort Monroe by e-mailing a brief comment to the Army as part of a public comment process? At Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park (, we hope that friends of Fort Monroe -- both within and beyond Virginia -- will contribute the two or three minutes that this simple but important task requires. Every voice counts! This is a good way to make a real contribution to the cause.

Last fall we asked many of you to send comments on the process that was just beginning to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Disposal and Reuse of Fort Monroe." The Army included public comments in its documentation, but we have determined that it failed to follow some of the suggestions given in preparing the Draft EIS. We have one more opportunity between now and October 29 to emhasize what we consider to be important.
We believe it's important for as many citizens as possible to ask the Army to consider a wide range not only of impacts but also of what are called "alternatives." We need to once more tell the Army that simply following the range of alternatives in the Fort Monroe Authority's "Reuse Plan" is not enough, that involvement of the National Park Service is becoming more of a possibilty as state and local governments realize that they cannot handle the costs involved. Yes, we believe that in the long run the greatest economic benefits will come to Virginia and the Hampton Roads region if Fort Monroe becomes a self-sustaining national park, with very limited development, but there will be substantial startup costs, which only the Federal government can cover.

The Draft EIS omits serious consideration of any national park, self-sustaining or otherwise!

So we ask that before the deadline of October 29, you send an e-mail message to calling for the Army to do the following through the EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) process:

* Conduct a thorough investigation of a wide range of alternatives, 
including possibilities for substantial National Park Service 
in a self-sustaining Fort Monroe National Park.
Respond to the public comments of last fall, which were overwhelmingly in agreement with the concept of a self-sustaining national park.
* Recognize that Fort Monroe should not be divided up, with portions offered for unnecessary development. 
Please check our website at  for an illustration from page 4-17 of the Draft EIS (page 79 of the pdf file). It shows a lot of new development within a few feet of the Fortress moat. We believe that it is a serious mistake to divide Fort Monroe up this way and doing so will prevent it from reaching its full potential as the national treasure that it is.


A link to the Draft EIS is at the bottom of this (note).

Written comments on the DEIS can be mailed to:

Ms. Robin Mills, Chief,
Directorate of Public Works,
318 Cornog Lane,
Fort Monroe, VA 23651

BRAC Website - 

Notice of Availability (NOA) -

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Fort Monroe (A total of 936 pages including appendices) -  

  Thanks for your diligence, Adrian!

   Okay, y'all know what to do!

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 10/21/09 - "A card for you":

  To: YOU
From: ME

Reference: LIFE
  Now, you have a nice day.
God has seen you struggling,
God says it's over.
A blessing is coming your way. If you believe in
please send to ten people (including me) please don't ignore this.

You are being tested..



   Thanks again, Paul!

   NOTE: Paul received this last night from his cousin and carefully followed these instructions and inexplicably found a $20.00 bill in his billfold this morning that didn't appear to be there yesterday. Hey, I'm just saying.....


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 10/21/09:


A tom cat and a tabby cat were courting on a back fence at night.

The tom leaned over to the tabby with pent up passion and purred... "I'll die for you!"

The tabby gazed at him from under lowered eye lids and asked, "How many times?"



A conductor was having a lot of trouble with a drummer. He constantly gave this guy personal attention and much advice, but his performance simply didn't improve. Finally, before the whole orchestra, he took a critical jab at the drummer, "When a musician just can't handle his instrument and doesn't improve when given help, they take away the instrument, give him two sticks, and make him a drummer -- which must be why you play the drums."

A stage whisper was heard from the percussion section, "And if he can't handle even that, they take away one of his sticks and make him a conductor."


1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

2. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at  kwitte@tampabay, - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/20/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Tearin' Up My Heart

Written by Max Martin and Kristian Lundin

Recorded by 'N Sync, 1996 (but not released until 1998)

It's tearin' up my heart when I'm with you
But when we are apart, I feel it too
And no matter what I do, I feel the pain
With or without you

Baby I don't understand
Just why we can't be lovers
Things are getting out of hand
Trying too much, but baby we can't win
Let it go
If you want me girl, let me know
I am down on my knees
I can't take it anymore

It's tearin' up my heart when I'm with you
But when we are apart, I feel it too
And no matter what I do, I feel the pain
with or without you

Baby don't misunderstand
What I'm trying to tell ya
In the corner of my mind
Baby, it feels like we are running out of time
Let it go
If you want me girl, let me know
I am down on my knees
I can't take it anymore

It's tearin' up my heart when I'm with you
But when we are apart, I feel it too
And no matter what I do, I feel the pain
With or without you

Tearin' up my heart and soul
We're apart I feel it too
And no matter what I do, I feel the pain
With or without you

Tearin' up my heart and soul
We're apart I feel it too (I feel it too)
and no matter what I do, I feel the pain
With or without you

It's tearin' up my heart when I'm with you
But when we are apart, I feel it too
And no matter what I do, I feel the pain
With or without you

And no matter what I do, I feel the pain
With or without you

"Tearin' Up My Heart" midi courtesy of - 10/22/09

"Tearing' Up My Heart" lyrics courtesy of - 10/22/09

Image of Broken Heart courtesy of - 10/22/08

Animated Dripping Blood Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/11/09

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of - 10/21/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

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

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 05/15/08

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