10/31/04 - NNHS Newsletter -

Happy Halloween

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

  I've finally finished posting all the reunion images in my possession, including my two last sets which I just posted early this morning:



http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-22-04-aft-CRBH.html - My Photos



http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-22-04-PM-JWD.html - Jim and Melody DeBerry's Photos

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-22-04-PM-TAF.html - Tom Flax's Photos

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-22-04-PM-CRBH.html - My Photos

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-22-04-PM-SMPK.html - Sarah Puckett Kressaty's Photos


http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-23-04-aft-CRBH.html - My Photos



http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-23-04-PM-TAF.html - Tom Flax's Photos

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-23-04-PM-RDM.html - Dale Mueller's Photos

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-23-04-PM-DAS.html - Dave Spriggs' Photos

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-23-04-PM-CRBH.html - My Photos

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-23-04-PM-JEMR.html - Janice McCain Rose's Photos

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-23-04-PM-SMPK.html - Sarah Puckett Kressaty's Photos - I personally think the first shot on the second
row is the best image we’ve received so far of the team.  Thanks, Sarah!


http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-24-04-AM-CRBH.html - My Photos

   Thanks again to all of you have who shared your photos with us.  Additional images, of course, are eagerly and happily accepted. 
We just LOVE pictures!

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/27/04:

   Dave sent me a couple of "new" images of Yoder Dairy memorabilia, so I removed all the others from the "Nostalgic Artifacts"
page, and gave Yoder Dairy a page of it's own on "Our Old Stomping Grounds":




   Thanks, Dave!

From Eric Huffstutler (BHS -'75) - 10/28/04:

Welcome back, Carol!  I won't bombard you with new memories just yet because I am sure the reunion will be the topic
of conversation for a little while.  Of course I was not there, but seeing your 1960s photos and those taken at the reunion, 
I think you look better today than back then!  Who says only men age gracefully?

   WOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Eric!  I, on the other hand, looked at them and marveled at how I had turned into my mother.  Then I
looked back and saw that I had really turned into my daddy's mother - complete with neck waddle.  I must say, I like your version
much better!  Giggles!!!

From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 10/28/04:

This is what I get for doing email at 5:30 in the morning before I wake up my son, Jeff, for school. I don't want to take away
anything from my daughter's (Laura) accomplishment. The number of people who finished the race was 20,071 - not 13,071
as I had reported. Lots of people! And she was still in the top 4.6% overall!
We had a great reunion committee meeting tonight. More later. Love, your cousin, Pam
BTW - Pauline (Collins Shofner - '65 of VA) and I have figured out we are sisters. And you are my cousin. I love this
growing family!!!

   DOUBLE WOWZERS!!!  That is just waaaay cool!  Way to go, Laura!

   And after looking at all the newest reunion pictures of you, I'm more convinced than ever that you are my actual blood cousin,
Pam.  Thanks again for everything!

From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 10/28/04:

Honey, you keep all those messages, pictures, and "STUFF" coming as far as I'm concerned.   I think it's amazing you do
so much and really appreciate it.  We had a fun reunion committee meeting tonight and we are looking forward to a great
reunion next year!  Frankly, I can't wait!!  This past weekend was so great, I really enjoyed seeing everyone!  Keep up the
good work.  I'm sure you'll get a message from Dave, Pam or HP or Ron re: our reunion!  Love to you!  Blessings! 

   Thanks, Sarah, that's very good to hear - I appreciate it!

   I'd love to hear a report from the '65 Reunion Committee.

From Melody Clendenin DeBerry (WHS - '66) of VA - 10/28/04:

Hi, Carol,
We had a WONDERFUL time at the NNHS Class of '64 Reunion Friday Night. Jim is still talking about it. I am attempting
to send you the pictures I took - but remember, I'm e-mail attachment challenged!! Sure hope they go through.
Thanks to Dave Spriggs and the Committee for all their hard work - it was a great success! And thanks to you, too, Carol -
it was great meeting you!

   Thank you, Melody!  I'm still talking about it myself!  And your beautiful images made it through just fine and dandy!  Thanks
so much for sharing them with us.  I really enjoyed meeting you too, Melody.  It seemed as though I'd known you forever.

From Bruce Korusek (JMHS - '66) - 10/29/04:

Hi, Carol.....
Still here with CRTC bus shots to forward for your interest...
Hi, Carol.....
Still here with CRTC bus shots to forward for your interest...
Here is CRTC #183, a 1952 Mack C-41-DT.  It is seen at the CRTC garage on on January 28, 1968.
CRTC #411 was a 1957 Mack C-47-DT.  It was one of a group of buses that CRTC bought from Little Rock's transit system.  It was a wide (102 inch) bus....all the other CRTC buses were 96 inches wide.
This is another photo taken at the CRTC garage on January 28, 1968.

   Thanks, Bruce!  I have them posted now:


   By the way, a couple of your bus images made their way into Dave Spriggs' marvelous slide show at the Reunion last week,
and I heard more than one sigh at the sight of those wonderful old Mack's!

From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of TX - 10/29/04: 

Hi Carol -
I love getting your newsletters.  My Mailbox is always full, but your e-mails are the ones I read first.

   WOW!  Thanks, Jo Ann!  What a sweet thing to say!  I really appreciate that!

   I'm sorry you weren't able to make the reunion.  It was everything I had thought it would be and more!

From Melody Clendenin DeBerry (WHS - '66) of VA - 10/29/04:

We have also enjoyed the pix you've already posted on the website of the reunion.  It was great fun.  Have a great weekend!

   Thanks, Melody.  I'm glad you're enjoying them.  They are fun, aren't they?

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/29/04:

Hi, Carol:
I agree that (Sarah's image) is the best shot of the team, with the basketball in the center. Sweet!!!

   Isn't that a treasure?!?  Thanks, Joe - and Sarah!

From Bill Hobbs ('66) of VA - 10/29/04:

Re: your PS. No I didn't remember us being in Mr. Burke's class, but I will always remember what the greatest city
in the world is. That was Stony's bonus question on his exam, you do remember the answer right? I was also privileged
to have been under "Burke's Law" for home room ( RM 220 )  1963-1965. That was an experience of which I do have
memories. I wish I had known you better then, maybe I would have made it more important to remember things as you
seem to, is there a secret to that? I was coming out of my shell about then: Some dance to remember: some dance
to forget.
Thanks again for what you have done and are doing for all of us Typhoons. I hope you will aid our ( 66 ) reunion in 2006...
That was such a lovely affair last week and honored all there. I was gratified to be invited and very proud to be a
representative from the class of 66. Will your class invite others also?  I personally think we should have a grand reunion
every year for all classes! Reason being, there will be fewer & fewer of us as the years go by. Just a crazy idea maybe,
but until then we'll just continue to meet on "our" web site.
My best to you, Miss Carol, and may God continue to bless you & yours,

  Ah, the Greatest City in the World, hmm?  According to Mr. Burke, hmmm?  Well, lemme see, now.  It wasn't in France, I
remember that for certain sure.  Hmmm.  Well, I must say I don't actually remember this.  I'm going to guess he would have
voted for New York City.  That's my final answer, anyway.  If I'm right, I'll credit Mr. Burke for adequately brainwashing, oh, I
mean, teaching me.  If I'm wrong, I'm going to blame those three mini-strokes for wiping out some of my favorite and most
precious memories.

   And now it's time for another of my True Confessions.  Often it's not so much a question of my great memory as it is that I
still possess irrefutable evidence, to wit:

My 1963 Anchor        


   The combined reunions certainly get my vote!  They're such great fun!  And I'd love to help your class in any way that I can.  

   Thanks, Bill!  It was fun seeing you again after 39 years.  And thanks again for my corsage of roses last week!  It made me
feel like a queen!

   Speaking of strokes, this arrived yesterday from my friend, Judy, in IL.  It was important enough I thought I'd pass it on to all of y'all:

I had a patient recently that came in with his wife because he was suddenly seeing double. He could not touch my
finger accurately with his finger while either eye was covered (so he didn't see double). I referred him immediately
to his primary care physician and to the emergency room for an MRI.

He was in the process of "stroking". Fortunately he received the help he needed and avoided paralysis and/or death.
It is important that when one suddenly notices change of speech, double vision, or loss of motor control; that
impending stroke needs to be ruled out quickly.

Sincerely, Dr. Mike Wesson.

Recognizing a stroke: This might be a lifesaver if we can remember the three questions! It was sent to me by a nurse,
whose husband is a medical doctor. I had never heard this advice before and hadn't a clue. Perhaps you hadn't either
and would like to file it away in the back of your head. Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby
fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say any bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

1 * ask the individual to smile.
2 * ask him or her to raise both arms.
3 * ask the person to speak a simple sentence.

f he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
After discovering that a group of nonmedical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech
problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February. "Widespread use of this test could result in prompt
diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage."

Remember the person you save may be your parent, your child, your spouse, or your friend. Let's hope it never
happens around you but if it does, will you remember the questions?

   Thanks so much, Judy!

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/30/04:

It just occurred to me that some alums who could not attend might want to read John's remarks.  So, they
are attached.

   That's an excellent idea as always, Dave!  I've been wanting to read them again myself.  I've added them to the Reunion
Pictures page:


   Thanks, David - and John!

From Me ('65) of NC - 10/31/04:

   A portion of John's message - as well as one of my images from Saturday night - is now posted on Mr. Loving's page:




   Thanks again, John!

   Oh, CRUM!  I just finished this page, I'm running out the door for church, and it just occurred to me that several of you probably
find Halloween offensive.  In light of its Pagan origins and the dangers and violence which now often accompanies it, many people
do these days.  I forgot all about that.  I tend to remember the wonderful Halloweens of my youth, wearing really cool costumes my
mama made me, trick or treating in Stuart Gardens, as often as not in clusters of friends, collecting huge bags of candy, and
glorying in the innocence and wonder of just being a kid.  Sigh. 

   Well, if I've offended anyone, please know that it was unintentional.  I try to be sensitive - I really do.  I just don't always pull it off
very well.

 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."



The One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater

Well I saw the thing coming out of the sky
It had one long horn and one big eye
I commenced to shakin' and I said oo-wee
It looks like a purple people eater to me
It was a one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater
Sure looks good to me

Well, he came down to earth and he lit in a tree
I said Mr. Purple People Eater don't eat me
I heard him say in a voice so gruff
I wouldn't eat you 'cos you're too tough
It was a one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater
It sure looks strange to me

I said Mr. Purple People Eater what's your line
He said eating purple people and it sure is fine
But that's not the reason that I came to land
I wanna get a job in a rock 'n roll band
Well, bless my soul rock 'n roll flying' purple people eater
Pigeon-toed under-growed flyin' purple people eater
one-eyed one-horned it was a people eater
What a sight to see

Well, he swung from the tree and he lit on the ground
he started to rock really rockin' around
It was a crazy ditty with a swinging tune
Wop bop a lula wop bam boom
one-eyes one-horned flying people eater
Ooh, it sure looks strange to me

Well he went on his way and then what do you know
I saw him last night on a TV show
He was a blowin' it out and really knockin' them dead
Playing rock 'n roll music through the horn in his head


“Purple People Eater” midi courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/rokpile/rokcaverns.html - 10/30/04

“Purple People Eater” lyrics courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/pa/purplepaul/purpeat.html - 10/30/04 

Flying Witch and Trick-or-Treaters clip art courtesy of http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/halloween/clipart/1clip2.html - 10/30/04

Purple Monster Icons created by Yasushi Uchiyama uchiyama@dvis3.tech.chiba-u.ac.jp for use in the program Macigame (a Mac program)
courtesy of http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/halloween/clipart/1clip6.html - 10/31/04

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