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“Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon's silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play."

- Joel Benton
10/31/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Halloween!

“Men say that in this midnight hour,
The disembodièd have power
To wander as it liketh them,
By wizard oak and fairy stream."

- William Motherwell

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The theme song for PBS' wonderful Mystery! series has always delighted me.  I hope you enjoy it, too!

   This observance, of course, repeats each year - like it or not:



   A Big Halloween Birthday today to    Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA!

   GIGGLES!!! Chandler squealed on you, Jo Ann!

    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 10/30/07:


Please don't forget 
  Jo Ann Stewart's birthday on 10/31, Halloween.


   Thank you, Chandler Darlin'!
We'll open the month of November with a Two-Fer:     Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND   Colin Faison ('58) of VA on the 1st, followed by    John Clark ('57) of VA on the 2nd, and the ever gorgeous    Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA on the 4th.

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA to the Members of the Class of 1958 -  10/24/07 - "The NNHS 1958 Reunion Committee Needs Your Help":

We are in the process of updating our address list.  Please respond to this email with your current information as follows:
Full name (including maiden) and name of spouse or significant other (if applicable).
Mailing address:
Phone number (or numbers):
Also note if you prefer email address and phone number information to be kept private.
We will provide classmates (and only classmates) a list of contact information, but will not include email or phone numbers if you prefer.
Note that when we send out these emails, all other emails are hidden.  We only exchange with classmates (and only classmates) if you give permission.
We would also appreciate it if you provide other information such as if your spouse is deceased, names of children, job status, etc.
Thanks for your quick response.

   Okay, Sweetie-Pies, please report to Joe ASAP to insure a Super Duper Noble Gathering next May!

   Thanks, Joe!


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/26/07  - "In Memoriam":



Please read the little cartoon carefully; it's powerful. Then read the comments at the end.....

In Memoriam


It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian Peoples looking the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.....

   Thanks so much, Wayne Honey! I cut this out of the "funny papers" when it first appeared, because it's very essential to us all that we never forget - and never become confused by such evil rhetoric!


      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  10/26/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, All work & no play makes Herb a dull boy !!!":

Dear Carol / Dimples,

Even tho I was a Humble Carpenter all my life, I did find time for a little recreation.
This nice catch of King Salmon was a very enjoyable day of fishing on Lake Michigan.
Usually to catch Salmon like this we would be out from shore about 10 miles. Our lines would be trolling down anywhere from 10 ft. to 100 ft. deep. It might take up to 1/2 hr. to reel the larger Salmon in. They were delicious broiled with a little Butter and Lemon juice. I kinda miss the old fishing days.
I knew you would want to know all this !!! 
Walt, Herb, and Fred

Your Friend,  Herbie

   WOWZERS!!! What a haul! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 10/26/07 - "may-i-have-this-dance":

   WOWZERS!!! What a hoot! Thanks, Elaine!


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/26/07 - "Charging cell phones.":

Perhaps you can find a place for this truth in an upcoming newsletter? I've done the very thing that this short article covers as I'm sure others have; not anymore!


I've done this, too!  Never thought about how dangerous it might be!

Re-Charging  Cell Phones

I went to _snopes.com_ (  to be sure it wasn't an urban legend & it's not. It is very true! And I do this all the time! 

Not anymore!!!!!!!!

It's wise to be safe and safe being wise.

This was also on Pittsburgh's WTAE channel 4 News.

Never, ever answer a cell phone while it is being CHARGED!!

A few day s ago, a person was recharging his cell phone at home. Just at that time a call came and he answered it with the instrument still connected to the outlet.  After a few seconds electricity flowed into the cell phone unrestrained and the young man was thrown to the ground with a heavy thud. His parents rushed to the room only to find him unconscious, with a weak heartbeat and burnt  fingers He was rushed to the nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. Cell phones are a very useful modern invention. However, we must be aware that it can also be an instrument of death. 

Never use the cell phone while it is hooked to the electrical outlet! 

   YIKESARONI-RINI-ROONI!!! Y'all be careful!  Thanks again, Wayne Honey!


  From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 10/26/07 - "The Bridge!":

Thanks to        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA for his sharp eye. I was late viewing the aerial picture proffered of the shipyard, but did notice the bridge with only memory. As a question to all, what is your earliest memory? Can a three-year-old remember events, places, etc?  Yes!
When I was about three-plus, Dad carted me with him to a Sunday church service in 1946 to Gospel Hall Church, 36th Street and Huntington Avenue. On the way home (we had just moved into a Briarfield Road apartment from 73rd Street), Dad stopped to chat with the firemen sitting out front of the new fire station at 58th Street on the west side of the wooden 58th Street Bridge linking Virginia Avenue (now Warwick Boulevard) to Jefferson Avenue. The firemen offered to let me see the fire apparatus and one of the men lifted me into the driver's seat of one. I only remember the giant steering wheel and my thrill at being in the hug red truck. Mother verifies the event, having stayed home from church because she was pregnant with my sister    Rachel ('64).
Mother remembers it as a pedestrian and perhaps bicycle-only bridge, razed about 1947-48. It spanned both the two main inbound and outbound tracks as well as the auxiliary tracks on the Jefferson Avenue side used to stack the coal and freight cars in the massive yard feeding the huge warehouses and the old "Dawson City" staging yard downtown.
I never forgot that Sunday morning. Our children remember everything -- especially such special moments with Dad.
Norm Covert ('61) 

   WOW - thanks, Norm! I often feel those earliest memories are the most precious! Thanks for sharing this!


  From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 10/26/07 - "Lollipop":

This afternoon I found myself the only man in a line of cars at the local elementary school (nothing negative necessarily intended), it was raining (thank God), and my six-year-old granddaughter, Kiersten, was finally escorted to the car after ten minutes of waiting for me.
I grabbed her bags, helped her get buckled into the booster seat and she proudly showed me what she had in her hand. "I've got a lollipop that says I'm drug free!" On Monday she didn't know what that was all about, but she certainly liked the looks and taste of the lollipop.
Like her mother, she always has a song with her; the most recent "Little Bunny Foofoo" and "John Jacob Jingelheimer Schmidt (da, da, da, da-da-da-da ....)"
Since we join together in singing our way through traffic, I was suddenly struck with the tune of "Lollipop" (Oh, lo li lo li lo li lollipop ....) I couldn't remember all the words so we Googled it at home. You may have "themed" it before, but worthy of the 1958ers and those of us who couldn't get the song out of our heads after the Chordettes recorded it. 
Norm Covert ('61)

   Hi again, Norm! I personally can remember a great many things that happened when I was two years old, and I remember one occasion each of being in my crib, my playpen, and my stroller, but I'll tell you more of those next time.....

   We used the Lollipop theme last May 19 in honor of that gorgeous
      David Whitley's ('64 - of VA) birthday, he being the biggest kid I know:

   Thanks for the memories! By the way, I'm so delighted to know that Kiersten is drug free at the ripe old age of six. What a world! Keep having fun with your babies, Normie!


    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/27/07 - "2 Halloween cards":

   These are cute - thanks, Shari!


  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 10/28/07 - "Updating In Memoriam for NNHS58":

Dear Carol,
I have been reviewing notes on my NNHS 1958 classmates and realized that at least one of our deceased is not listed on your In Memoriam page.
  Gary Farnsworth (George Gary Farnsworth) died unexpectedly at a young age.  I do not recall the details, but believe it was from complications from routine surgery.
Our class is gathering material for a 'Memory book" to be published for our 50th reunion and any information out there on the details of Gary Farnsworth and his short journey after high school graduation would be appreciated.
I'm sure we will be asking for help in locating other lost classmates and their stories in the coming weeks and months.  Please have any information sent to me at the email noted below.
Typhoons Forever !!
Joseph W. Drewry

   Joe, I really appreciate your telling me this, and I updated that page right away, but the news came as such a shock to me, I wasn't able to bring myself to scanning Gary's senior portrait for several days.

   You Crabbers may remember Gary's younger brother, Sterling Farnsworth (Hampton HS - @'64).

   Perhaps someone can supply more information.

   Thanks again, Joe!


  From Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA - 10/28/07 - "email":


I thought I had notified you of my new email but I am not getting newsletters. My new email is ________________.

Thanks again Carol, I look forward to receiving them again.

Evelyn Casey Snead NNHS 1957 

   Thanks for letting me know, Evelyn! I have you all switched now.  And if you're really missing all those back issues, you can always find them waiting for you here:


    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/28/07 - "Very Cool":   

   This is really fascinating to watch, Shari - and what a surprising - if disturbing - ending! Thanks, Lady!


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 10/28/07 - "Italy was fabulous...":

It has replaced Hawaii in my number one list of places to go!  We visited friends who are missionaries with  They provide support to families of the military who are deployed to Afghanistan and their home base is in Vicenza.  We stayed with them and visited Venice, Murano, Rome, and Florence.  We helped them with potluck on Friday night (about 50 attended) and they also had a group in Sunday after Chapel.   Will send a photo or two when they are uploaded to the computer.  I could just eat my way through Italy...they paint all their buildings, pink, orange, or kind of place!

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!!  How exciting!  We're so happy you had such a wonderful time, Jean - and we'll look forward to those images!  Thanks, Lady!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/30/07 - "Re: 10/27/07 - NNHS - Navy Day":

I noticed the entry and photo submitted by   Ron Miller '59 (of NC) regarding the rendering of passing honors to USS ARIZONA by USS RONALD REAGAN while entering Pearl Harbor.

Some not familiar with the Navy may not know that such passing honors are a matter of great solemnity and are prescribed by Article 1282 of Unites States Navy Regulations:

1282. Ships Passing U.S.S. ARIZONA  Memorial.

When a ship of the Navy is passing the USS ARIZONA Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,
between sunrise and sunset, passing honors consisting of sounding “Attention" and rendering
the hand salute by all persons in view on deck and not in ranks shall be executed by that ship.


   Few people enjoy frivolity more than I, but sometimes I fear there is not enough solemnity in our world for occasions of reverence such as this. Thank you for the reminder, Captain!



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" - #3 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

   AWWW!!! 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!!!

   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



- Music by Normand Roger, 1980


"Mystery Theater" theme song midi courtesy of - 10/30/07

Halloween Title clip art courtesy of - 10/30/07

Animated Jack-o-Lantern clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 10/30/07

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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!!

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

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

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

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

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