10/25/04 - NNHS Newsletter - My Precious

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Happy Belated Birthday to Mark Friedman ('65) of VA, whose birthday was yesterday.  I didn't forget, Mark;  I just had some
crazy fantasy that I'd be able to put out a Newsletter last night.  HA-HA!  HA-HA-HA!  Sorry.....

   And a Happy Birthday today to Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA!



   I received a great deal of input over the weekend concerning the Newsletters.  It seemed to be equally divided between, "Carol,
I just LOVE your Newsletters!  I wish there were a new one every day" to "Honey, you and your Newsletters are great, but you're
clogging my mailbox something fierce.  Can you just take a chill pill and lighten up a bit?"

   Sociopath that I am, I shall try to make everyone happy at once.  The plan is I will write the Newsletters at least as frequently as I
am now, but I'll only send out reminder emails the first of every month.  Meanwhile, you may check for updates both at the top of the
front page of the site, and along the sidebar of links:


   If the date has changed, there's a new Newsletter:


   If one of you has a better plan, please let me know.

   By the way, you'll notice a change of appearance and some fresh goodies for you on the front page as well.  There will be more details forthcoming on this tomorrow.

   The 40th Reunion of the Class of 64 itself was simply amazing.  I'd tell you that it was colossally stupendous, but I don't want
to understate the reality.  The vision of Dave Spriggs and the ceaseless hard work of his committee combined for a simply flawless
reunion which lacked absolutely nothing.

   I'd personally like to extend an enormous Thank You for all that they did to make the weekend so memorable for so many people. 
We'll have a more official report from the committee for you tomorrow as well.

From Wayne Stokes ('645) of VA - 10/24/04:

Dear Carol,
Through you I am sending this open "Thank You" to each and everyone that I had the good fortune to see and speak with after all
these years at The Great Class of 1964, NNHS, 40th. Reunion. I am most grateful to 64's committee for inviting me to such a wonderful gathering. I hesitate to write names, but I must extend a special thanks to Dave Spriggs and Tom Flax for their kindness in making
my visit a most pleasant one. To Tom, I wanted to purchase one of the mugs, but I couldn't find ya! I tried to get Ray (Staton) to take
my money, which he had done so well the night before, but he pleaded no knowledge of the whereabouts of the mugs. Anyway, my
offer to purchase still stands.
It was great to see Coach Mitchell and my team mates from the Undefeated State Championship team of '64, but it was equally as
nice to see everyone. I did really enjoy the event, getting to see some of my '65 classmates was a most cherished bonus of this wonderful
event, but seeing each and everyone was truly a special gift that I will long hold dear.
I wish all the very best and life long happiness. I am grateful for the opportunity to join with you and walk among such nice people!
Take Care!

   Thanks, Wayne!  I really was delighted to see you there myself.  More details on the purchasing of the NNHS mugs will be in tomorrow's Newsletter - truly!

From Judy Phillips Allen ('6) of VA - 10/24/04:

It certainly was wonderful seeing everyone last night.  The evening was a great success!  Thanks to the class of '64
for inviting the rest of us.  A superb job by the
committee.  And THANKS to you, Carol for the website that keeps us

God Bless Typhoons!

   I'll agree with you, Judy - it was fantastic, and I really enjoyed seeing you and Jerry again!  Thanks!


From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 10/24/04:
As most of you know, John left this morning at 7 a.m for Texas and then to Baghdad. It was probably one of the
saddest days I have experienced. As I left the airport and went to Hardee's waiting for the Sunday School hr...I
gazed out of the window. I think God left me a message....see attachment.
Peace & Blessing,

   Thanks, Cheryl. Your attachment didn't make it through to me, but your feelings made it through loud and clear.  We'll keep both
you and John in our thoughts and prayers this year.

   Here are the first 14 images to arrive from this weekend's incredibly marvelous 40th Reunion of the Class of 1964:

Images Courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty
('65) of VA - 10/24/04
Thanks, Sarah!

Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC and Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA Dave and Pam Smith Arnold (both '65) of VA; Jane Coltrain Leonard ('64) and Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA; and Van Rowell ('65)
of NC
Edna Johnson Matthews ('64) of VA and Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Friday Night, October 22, 2004
Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA; Sid Melton ('64) of NY; and Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA Van Rowell ('65)
of NC and Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Friday Night, October 22, 2004
Images Courtesy of
Dave Spriggs
('64) of VA - 10/25/04
 Thanks, Dave!
The Cake! Cutting the Cake - Class Co-Sponsor, Miss Ettalea Kanter of VA, Principal J. William Etheridge of VA, and Class Co-Sponsor Mr. Warren Reed of VA; BACKGROUND: Herminio Cuervo ('64) of FL, and Donnie Tyndall ('64)
of MD
Saturday Night, October 23, 2004
Images Courtesy of
Janice McCain Rose
('65) of VA - 10/25/04
 Thanks, Janice!
Mary Lou Staton Hudson ('65) of FL and
Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA;
Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA; Pauline Collins Shofner ('65)
of VA
Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC and Mike Miller ('65) of NC Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC and Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA; BACKGROUND: (L) Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA and Albert Dorner ('66) of VA; (R) John Carter ('64) of FL and Gail Latta Pearce ('64) of VA; and Lou and Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Saturday Night, October 23, 2004


   There will be much, much more on these and many other subjects tomorrow!  And many of them will be WOWZERS!!!

   Y'all take care of each other.

                                   Love to all, Carol


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"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."


Gollum's Song

(Performed by Emiliana Torrini) 

Where once was light
Now darkness falls
Where once was love
Love is no more
Don't say goodbye
Don't say I didn't try

These tears we cry
Are falling rain
For all the lies you told us
The hurt, the blame!
And we will weep to be so alone
We are lost
We can never go home

So in the end
I'll be what I will be
No loyal friend
Was ever there for me

Now we say goodbye
We say you didn't try

These tears you cry
Have come too late
Take back the lies
The hurt, the blame!

And you will weep
When you face the end alone
You are lost
You can never go home
You are lost 
You can never go home

"My Precious" theme suggested by my youngest granddaughter, Emeline Harty, of IL - 10/09/04 - five days before her third birthday!!!
Thanks, Eme!  Way to go!

"Gollum's Song" midi courtesy of http://www.hamienet.com/midi20820 - 10/14/04

"Gollum's Song" lyrics courtesy of http://www.visionsfromthepalantiri.com/music/gollumssong.html - 10/14/04

 LOTR gold ring image courtesy of http://www.lotrfanshop.com/lotrshop/jewelry.asp - 10/25/04

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