11/01/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Broken

"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds."

- Psalm 147: 3

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I've been so delightedly wrapped up in that wonderful Reunion of the Class of '64 last week, that many things concerning
the web page have become, well,
broken.  I shall endeavor to fix as many of them as I'm able as quickly as possible.  I
appreciate your patience with me.

   For one thing, there's the matter of prizes.  I know for a fact that I owe bunches of those, including a major one that I need to give
to Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX.  I also know that I rarely send them in the order that they were won.  No one knows why
this is, of course - certainly not I.  Would all of y'all who are still waiting please drop me a line?  Something sweet and gentle would
be nice, such as, "PAY UP, you old hag!"  Thanks!

   Happy Birthday today to Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD!


From Eric Huffstutler (BHS - '75) of VA - 10/21/04:

Well, here is another memory that is stored waaaay back in my mind... so far back it's a blur.
How many remember the train at Huntington Park being delivered on August 25, 1963 (dedicated Labor Day of same year)? 
I was only in 2nd grade by then but do have faint memories of being brought to the ceremonies as a temporary track was
laid down across Warwick Boulevard. Coming from the train depot area over to the park, it traveled under its own power. 
Now one memory that "is" still clear was lying in bed with the windows open and hearing the steam locomotive whistle in the
distance.  It was very dream-like, almost eerie like a faint cry as though that train knew its days were numbered.
Facts:  what we have is a K-4 Kanawha 2-8-4 class locomotive built by Lima Locomotive Works in March 1947. 
Between 1943-1947 C&O purchased 90 of these between 2 manufacturers, 20 coming from Lima and numbered
between 2700-2789.  Ours is #2756.  By 1952 C&O had enough of the new diesel powered locomotives to retire those
of steam and between 1957-1958 all were idle.  She was sent along with three others like her for scrap at Russell, KY but
rescued and the others remained in service until the 1970s when they did met their demise.
Only 12 of these K-4 class locomotives survive today in varied conditions, all donated to states.
Below is a wonderful picture taken by Russell Underwood of #2756 after yet another restoration in 1997 (wasn't there
one done by a Plumbing and Heating company in the 1970s?) and before the fence was replaced.  Below that is an example
of the same type of locomotive in service - to give you an idea of what they may have looked like moving.

  WOWZERS, Eric!!!  You just keep coming up with these goodies!!!  Thanks so much!  It took me weeks, but I have this all posted now.



"Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery.  He has not been broken in two by time;
he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life."

- G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1938)

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/22/04 and 10/24/04:

Hi, Carol:
Still unable to locate a photo of James Arness in his Army uniform.
Please add a Purple Heart to his profile. It was awarded for combat in World War II at Anzio.

   Done, Sir!  Thanks, Joe!


Hi, Carol:
This may improve the profile of Famous Marine, Adam West.

   Honey, that picture would pretty much improve anything!  Thanks again, Joe!


Hi, Carol:
To dress up the Famous Marines page a bit more, here is a photo of the former Secretary of State.

   Well, um, not exactly the same thing, but, um, sure - thanks again, Adonis!  We do need to have his image there!


Hi, Carol:
Unable to find one of this great golfer in Marine Corps uniform, but here he is smiling away.
I have his autograph somewhere. Got it at Quail Hollow on Charlotte, at the old Kemper Open.
This should improve the appearance of this page a bit.

  COOL!  It does add a spot of brightness, now doesn't it?  Thanks, Adonis!


Hi, Carol:
I would like to nominate former Marine, and renown photographer David Douglas Duncan for the Famous Marine page.
You will find a photo of 1LT Duncan just after fighting in Bougainville in 1944 when he was photographed by LT (j.g.)
Richard Milhouse Nixon shown on this site....


This will give you a current photo of this famous photographer, as well as a lot of background information.


   WOWZERONI!!!  That's one fine looking Marine!  Well, Joe, you had to wait forever and a day before I could get around
to posting everything, but these were all spectacular!  Thanks so much!


"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up
and begin again."

- Flavia Weedn

From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 10/31/04:

Halloween may be a Pagan holiday (which if you dig into history you will find that it where we all started!!) but you're right -
it reminds us of our youth and those wonderful fun, safe and innocent days!  It was great!  Keep in mind that if someone is
offended, they DON'T have to to read it!!!!!    Sarah 

   Tee-hee!  Thanks, Sarah!

"God is closest to those with broken hearts. "

- Jewish Saying

From John Todd ('64) of AK via Tom Flax ('64) of VA via Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/31/04:

Just got back into town tonight and was looking forward to any news from the reunion. Thank you very much
for the update and the pictures. I went onto Carolís web site and lots of information and pictures as well....  
It sounds like it was a great time and I look forward to the turning 60 party. Wow, are we really that old!! 

Since you sent me lots of pictures and I got to see lots of folks (second hand), hereís a vacation picture of Bev
and me from this past August on the Black Sea in Constanta.

   WOWZERONI!  This man is still as gorgeous as ever after all these years!!! 

   John, some of us have grown older, but you seem to have disregarded that option entirely. 

   I posted this image here, along with your letter:


   Oh, and thanks, John - and Tom and Dave!

"You don't die from a broken heart - you only wish you did."

- Anonymous

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/31/04:

   Dave sent us an image to illustrate his earlier story about Mr. J. K. Alvis, his physics teacher.

   Thanks, Dave!




"I am aware of two conditions in life: broken and fixed.  I prefer fixed."

- Carol Buckley Harty (b.30 Aug 1947)

From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 10/31/04:

Sorry it has taken me over a week to contact you but I guess I'm still at the reunion.  What a weekend of emotions.  Almost
like the prom but even more exciting.  And even more memories to relive.  I guess that's what I've been doing all week.  I
don't know how it could have been any better.  Maybe, if some of those who have left us could have been there.  I can hear
Rose (Woodard Groff - 65) now talking about her dress and how good she thinks Skip Wood ('65 of NC) looks after all
this time.  I plan to make you a copy of the picture and send it to you before Christmas.  It's how I choose to remember her. 

   No matter who said what, please don't stop sending me the newsletter as soon as you finish it.  Some times, I think I go
on line and get it before it is actually sent.  I love hearing about everyone and what is happening. Staying connected is most
important in my life. 

   It was great to see you and to meet your husband.  Hopefully, I will see you before the next reunion.  We have room here
in our home if  you're coming to Williamsburg.  Just let me know so I can dust a little. And move the cat around.  If you and
Pam (Smith Arnold - '65 - of VA)
are related and now Pauline (Collins Shofner - '65 - of VA) is related, I must be
somewhere in the group.  I have a piano recital picture of Pauline and I when we were very young.  Maybe 2nd or 3rd grade. 
We took piano from Mrs. Haley on 55th street.  I'll try to send you a copy of this as well. 

Take care

  WOW!  Thanks, Linda!

   The picture to which Linda is referring is one of her 1969 wedding with herself and Rose, who was her matron of honor.  It's a
fabulous image!  Linda showed it to me Saturday night at the Reunion, whereupon I promptly burst into tears.  Oh, no, that can't
be right; I never cry - everybody knows that!  On the other hand, it hardly seems possible that Rose has been dead for twenty
years now, either.  I would love to have a copy of that photograph, Linda.  Thanks so much!

   It is possible that you've read the Newsletter before it has been announced, too.  I've wondered from time to time how often that
happens.  Sometimes I release it only to discover it marred with even more errors than usual, and then desperately try to fix it. 
Occasionally I finish and upload the Newsletter, and then am interrupted before I can announce it.

   Well, of course, you're related to us all, too!  Let's see, you and Rose and I must all have been sisters, and Pauline is probably
your cousin on the other side of the family.  That means Eleanor is also your sister, and Jay is also our brother, and Gene is also
your cousin.  Patsy was already Pam's cousin, and Nancy is her second cousin (for real!).  And Neta and Rip are Gene and
Pauline's first cousins.  Oh, yes, I'm sure we can turn this into a Kevin Bacon kind of thing!  We'll just have one big family!

   Indeed, we already DO - one Big TYPHOON Family - and that isn't broken at all!

    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."



(Seether with Amy Lee)

I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh.
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away.
I keep your photograph; I know it serves me well.
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain,
'cause I'm broken when I'm open,
and I don't feel like I am strong enough,
'cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome,
and I don't feel light when you're gone away.
The worst is over now and we can breathe again.
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain.
There's so much left to learn and no one left to fight.
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain,
'cause Iím broken when Iím open,
and I donít feel like I am strong enough,
'cause Iím broken when Iím lonesome,
and I donít feel right when you're gone away,
'cause Iím broken when Iím open,
and I donít feel like I am strong enough,
'cause Iím broken when Iím lonesome,
and I donít feel light when you're gone away.

"Broken" midi and theme suggested by my student, Katie, of NC on her 15th birthday - 09/29/04

"Broken" midi located by my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 10/02/04:
"I found one, but it's kind of weird. Here ya go."
Thanks, Katie and Nathaniel!

"Broken" lyrics courtesy of http://www.song-lyrics-library.com/seether/sether-broken-song-lyrics.html - 09/29/04

ďUnhappy Man with PhoneĒ image courtesy of http://www.fotosearch.com/DGV128/046010b/  - 11/01/04

ďUnhappy Woman with PhoneĒ image courtesy of http://www.fotosearch.com/BDX180/bxp34155/ - 11/01/04

"Broken Heart" clip art adapted from design of http://www.fotosearch.com/ART176/gup024/ - 11/01/04

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