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10/26/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Shenandoah

“Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom
must, like men, undergo the fatigue
of supporting it."

- Thomas Paine
(29 Jan 1737 - 8 June 1809)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   Today's theme comes at the indirect suggestion of
    Joe Madagan ('57) of FL on 10/19/07:

The words of Shenandoah, "Bound Away" are indicative of an indentured servant being bound to serve. The origin of Shenandoah seems to be that of Scot-Irish immigrants entering the USA in Baltimore with a seafaring background and river flat boat skills, and as was the custom they would be required to work seven years as an indentured servant to work for their passage to the United States. Hence, the longing to see the rolling river again, and 'tis been seven long years since last he saw it, all while working on the wide Missouri River.
It recently was considered by the Commonwealth of Virginia as the State Song, and the Senate passed the resolution, but the House of Delegates did not pass the resolution.
..... And, if I may, no one sings Shenandoah like the Virginia Military Academy Glee Club.

   Thanks so much, Joe! It's been one of my favorite songs since first I heard it over fifty years ago!  


   We have a Happy Birthday Two-Fer today!   Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY  AND    Randy Tate ('66) of DE are both celebrating!  Tomorrow (formerly known as Navy Day), we'll have another Two-Fer:    Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA  AND        Sepi ("Dimples") Dinwiddie-Prichard ('58) of NC are both having birthdays!  On Sunday,   Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA will be celebrating her birthday, and on Monday,    Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA will be as well!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  10/22/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, The Cowboy's Wish":

Dear Carol / Dimples,

A look into the last will and testament of a wise old cowboy,


   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/22/07 - "Some good links":

                                         Good day wishes!,
Monkey skiers.
The 5 Creepiest Urban Legends That are True.
Another use for OREOS and a lot of them! "Goodbye Art"
I love this upbeat song and his unusual creativity. This guy is always amazing!
Another amazing thing is that he doesn't seem bothered to destroy the work
that's taken him so long to do. He has a few of these "goodbye" works.

A man ordered plans for a tree house for his children but received plans for a sailboat instead. He wrote an angry letter of complaint to the company and received this reply:  

"We can understand your anger about this mistake, but it was nothing compared to the man who went out on the lake and tried to sail a tree house!" 
The personnel office received an email requesting a listing of the department staff broken down by age and sex. The personnel office sent this reply...  

"Attached is a list of our staff.  We currently have no one broken down by age or sex. However, we have a few alcoholics."    
Go Figure

"We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons."
- Mad Magazine
Wash the outside skin of all your veggies and fruits. Germs can contaminate the pulp when you cut or peel them.  

   Cool stuff! Thanks, Shari!

  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 10/23/07 - "Cancer Candle":

All you are asked to do is keep this circulating.....In memory of anyone you know that has been struck down by cancer.
A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.
Please Keep This Candle Going!

   Thank you, Renee!

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro High, IL) of IL - 10/24/07 - "Thought you might find this interesting":

Given your run-in with a hurricane, or whatever the storm was.

Love ya, and talk to ya later.

   OH, WOW!!!  Yes, indeed, I remember my own such experience as though it were yesterday. It was Friday, October 15, 1954; I was seven years old. When Hurricane Hazel's arrival seemed imminent, Mama (   Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) ) picked me up from Magruder School.  She dropped me off at the front door of our apartment and told me to run for it while she gathered up her stuff from the car.  BUT - what happened was,  as soon as I reached the front door, the hurricane picked me up a foot off the ground and carried me around to the back door where it deposited me - shaken but unharmed.  I quickly scrambled upstairs.  BUT -  as there were no witnesses to my little misadventure, no one believed me until I was grown.  SO - I don't like strong winds!

   Thanks, Faniel! I love you, too!

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 10/24/07 - "Just in time for Halloween!":

Here's a funny online version of the Hangman game we used to play as kids:

   Oh, I LOVE to play hangman!  this is super fun - thanks, Ronnie!

  From Michael Sisk ('63) of CA - 10/24/07 - "Wildfire Photos":


Thought you might like to see these photos taken this week.

Fortunately, our home overlooking Mission Bay and Pacific Beach wasn't threatened.

More than 1300 homes, most of them expensive, and 200 businesses are burned to the ground.

The bright spot is that with no government intervention whatsoever (federal, state, or city), our cities and communities pulled together, and everyone and their pets has been housed, fed, and entertained for three days in homes and relief centers all over town.  It has been a magnificent thing to behold.  The donated food was so abundant, it began to go bad, so they said to stop bringing donations of food to the evacuation centers until further notice.

We have had 14 evacuees stay with us so far.

The dark side is that the cause of fires is probably arson.  One man was arrested, caught trying to light a fire in the brush alongside a highway near one of our state parks.

As the smoke has cleared today in the burned out areas, the devastation we're seeing on TV is staggering.

Pray for the families that have lost everything.

Michael Sisk

   YOWZERONII!!! For some reason, I was unable to view your images, so I've added links showing the pictures and telling the stories:

   I really appreciate your telling us this, Michael, and I'm so glad you were in a position - and of a disposition - to render help to those in need at such a horrible moment in their lives.  It's always encouraging for the soul to hear of people helping one another, and it's even more uplifting when those same people are our own.  We will keep all of you in our prayers. Thank you so much - for everything!

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 10/25/07 - "Free Mammogram Site ( VERY IMPORTANT ) & NOT A JOKE":

I went on Snopes and got this so I'm sending out. This link is NOT a joke.  A grade school buddy sent this to me from Costa Rica!  (WW people, it came from Phillip D)


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The Breast Cancer site is  having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota
of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman.

       It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle).

       This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

       Here's the web site!  Pass it along to people you know.


   Thank you, Karrin! This is another sad situation - especially when it's so simple and easy to help.  Several years ago, I attached that very pink button to the main page of the website, and to the very top of every regular Newsletter.  All you need to do is click it.

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro High, IL) of IL - 10/25/07 :

Love   Bethany's (Winona Harty - Siuslaw High, OR - '94 - of OH) idea for a Doctor Who theme, but unless I am missing something, you left off the 10th and current Doctor played by David Tennant.  He is probably my favorite now, which is saying something given Tom Baker's version.  Up until a couple of days ago, my computer theme (I formatted and each format brings a new theme) was based on Tennant's Doctor Who.

I loved taking Doctor Who naps so that I could stay up and watch it, and I'm so glad they revived the show and that the show is great.

Love ya, and talk to ya later.

   AHA!!! That was a test of sorts, to spot the Doctor Who lovers among us.  And you, of course, my Pudlet, may be one of the biggest Doctor Who fans of all time.

   And Sunday afternoon naps will forever and always be called Doctor Who naps by me.  In the early 80's when we lived in Hillsboro, MO, KETC, St. Louis' PBS affiliate, aired episodes of Doctor Who beginning at 10:00 PM on Sunday nights.  The only way we could hope to stay awake long enough to see it (or to be able to function on Mondays if we did!), was to spend Sunday afternoons napping.  Even young boys could be persuaded to nap with such an inducement.

   "Do you want to see Doctor Who tonight?  Well, then, my Little Chickadees, take your Doctor Who nap now so you'll be ready."


   Thanks for the memories, Faniel! Love you, too!

From Sheila Smith Moler ('64) of FL - 10/25/07:


In answer to      Terry Seay's ('67 - of TN) question, I remember it being only ten coathangers to get in, but the wonderful red dyed hotdogs 2/25 cents were from "Little John's" around the corner from the Paramount Theater.  YUM! 

Sheila Moler

   AHA!!! Thanks, Sheila!

  From Alice Fowler Edwards ('64) of VA - 10/26/07:

Hey Carol!
I remember a tiny little place where we bought hot dogs ... Think it was called Luigi's ... they were THE BEST!!

Alice Fowler Edwards

   MORE AHA!!! Thanks, Alice!


  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 10/24/07 - "Fort Monroe documentary on WHRO":

This a reminder that the Fort Monroe documentary covering both the past and the future of this National Historic Landmark will be on WHRO this week. Many people, including me, would like to see it become a park after the Army leaves. I hope that you will watch the half-hour program to become better informed on the issue.
Adrian Whitcomb
WHRO Channel 15's upcoming "Kingdom by the Sea" documentary on Fort Monroe and its future.
The half-hour film premieres October 24 at 8:30 p.m. on WHRO-TV 15 and WHRO HD 15.1, and airs again on October 25 at 9:30 p.m. and October 28 at 2 p.m.
Portfolio Magazine review of documentary:
Daily Press announcement of documentary:,0,5393461.story

For more information on Fort Monroe:
(Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park)

   Thank you, Adrian! I myself had forgotten this!


1. 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

2. 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

3. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  10/11/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, This says it all" - #1 in a Series of 12:

Dear Carol / Dimples,

Just to make you smile a little, If you laff, so much the better,


This says it all

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


   Now I'm almost caught up with myself in posting all the many wonderful things y'all have sent me this week - WOO-HOO!!!

   Have a nice weekend!        Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and     Cheryl (White Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) and       I  ('65 - of NC) are going to meet         Sepi (Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) for her birthday tomorrow.           Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro High, IL / American School, IL - of NC) was going to come with us, but she seems to have been "kidnapped" by           Dale (Harty - Hillsboro High, IL / American School, IL - '02 - of VA)  and   Diana (Lyons Harty - Portsmouth High, NH / Eastlake High, CA - '05) for an indefinite period of time.  Sigh.

   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


= Lyricist Unknown

Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
Away, you rolling river
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you
Away, I'm bound away, cross the wide Missouri.

Oh, Shenandoah, I love your daughter,
Away, you rolling river
Oh, Shenandoah, I love your daughter
Away, I'm bound away, cross the wide Missouri.

Oh, Shenandoah, I'm bound to leave you,
Away, you rolling river
Oh, Shenandoah, I'm bound to leave you
Away, I'm bound away, cross the wide Missouri.

Oh, Shenandoah, I long to see you,
Away, you rolling river
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to see you
Away, I'm bound away, cross the wide Missouri.

"Shenandoah" midi courtesy of
at the indirect suggestion of
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/19/07
Thanks, Joe!

"Shenandoah" lyrics courtesy of
also at the indirect suggestion of
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/19/07
Thanks again, Joe!

First Image - the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Front Royal, VA - courtesy of - 10/26/07

Second Image - the Shenandoah River along the Appalachian Trail - courtesy of
(which seems no longer to exist!?!) - 10/26/07

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 courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Blue and Aqua Divider Line clip art courtesy of  - 10/26/07

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

Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Siuslaw High School Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 05/27/07

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

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