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11/02/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
All Souls Day

“Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man,
eternity is seen looking through time."

- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(28 Aug 1749 - 22 Mar 1832)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme is supposed to repeat every year.  It doesn't, but it's posta.  In fact, this is the first time we've observed it here.



     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/02/07 - "GOOD NEWS from the Harty Family!":

   Happy news has come again! 

          Dale (Harty - Hillsboro High, IL / American School, IL - '02) and   Diana (Lyons Harty - Portsmouth High, NH / Eastlake High, CA - '05) are expecting their first baby on June 16!
Thursday, April 26, 2007 -
Buena Vista, VA
Saturday, August 11, 2007 -
Franklin, MA
Dale Harty and Diana Lyons Dale and Diana Harty

   The only downside is that for the moment, poor Diana is so ill with such severe morning sickness that they asked that            Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro High, IL / American School, IL - of NC) stay with them at their home in Lexington, VA for a month or so to help take care of Diana while Dale is working - often double shifts.

   Everyone is very excited about the new baby! This means grandchild #10 for us, and we're eagerly awaiting the arrival!

Happy Birthday today to   John Clark ('57) of VA, and to the ever gorgeous    Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA on the 4th, who (incredibly!) is hitting a Major Milestone Birthday!.

   Many Happy Returns to you both!

  From Sandra Ray ('61) of VA - 11/01/07 - "A missed Birthday.....":

Hello, Carol,
Hope you are well and doing as great as ever.  Again, what a wonderful site you have.  I really do enjoy reading all the entries and the music.
I wanted to mention to you that my classmate and dear friend,        Liz Breeden ('61 - of VA), celebrated her 66th birthday with several of her classmates and friends on 10/14 and I noticed her birthday wasn't mentioned, as you usually keep up with everyone's birthday.  I looked on the birthday page and didn't see her name listed.  Guess that is a very good reason not to mention it.
As you can see from the attached picture that her smile of loving life and she keeps moving on to continue making memories with her classmates and friends.  Liz is so grateful to have the continued love and support of her classmates and friends.
If you could post mention of her birthday, I am sure she would be so pleased
Thanking you in advance,
Sandra Ray ('61)
Sunday, October 14, 2007

   Thanks so much, Sandra! The only way I have of knowing all those birthdays is if you tell me your own and all your friends.  After the passing of forty-eleven years, out of all my schoolmates, I personally only initially remembered the birthdays of five of them (names available upon request - WILD GIGGLES!!!), so I really appreciate it when y'all let me know.

   I've added her name to that roster:

   I'm so glad you were able to celebrate Liz's birthday with her! I may be wrong (it has happened from time to time...), but I truly believe the one thing we all have in common is the desire for "the continued love and support of classmates and friends"!

   Belated Happy Birthday Wishes, Liz!


  From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 10/29/07 - "Luigi's":

Just my two-cents worth,       Terry Seay ('67 TN) mentioned "Little John's" and    Alice Fowler Edwards ('64 VA) noted she remembered "Luigi's." Don't remember the name of the bistro on the corner of 33rd and Washington Avenue, next to the Paramount Theater, maybe that was "Little John's?" But who could forget Luigi's, next to the florist shop and immediately behind the Bank of Hampton Roads. Seems to me there were days when Luigi's had five hot dogs for a quarter. He cooked them in the front window and we all crammed into the little nooks to throw them down with a splash of bottled Coca-Cola. It was in and out, and a dash of "Texas Pete," still a staple in my pantry.
Norm Covert ('61) MD

   Thanks, Norm! Stay tuned.....

  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 10/30/07 - "Hot Dogs":


In one of the other Newsletters you were talking about hot dogs. Did anyone ever eat hot dogs up the street from school?  One place was named Art's, and just past it was Spanos. It was run by a father and mother who had two sons that went to NNHS. I remember going in Spanos to eat a hot dog and Mr. Spanos would have about 5 or 6 hot dogs lined up on his arm going with mustard, onions, and chili, then hand them over to Mrs. Spanos to wrap up in paper. They sure were good.

Glenn Dye { 60 } typhoon memories always.

   Thanks, Glenn! I did some checking, and found that Nick Spanos belonged to the Class of 1956, and Constantino Spanos was a member of the Class of 1960.

   Stay tuned; I have every hope that we can solve the Riddle of the Hot Dogs soon, and create some lasting monument to them all on Our Old Stomping Grounds.


  From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 10/31/07 - "A proud heritage of NNS":

A question - and some comments:

Question: Where is this item located? USNA or elsewhere? 

I'm guessing it may be the naval aviation museum in Pensacola, where I have seen similar items dedicated to preserving the rich history of USN aircraft carriers.

Comments: The list of carriers on that plaque include many that were designed and built at NNS by our relatives and friends. Following is a complete list of them, by number (asterisks indicate first of a class):

The Cornerstone of Naval Aviation

CVE- 1*
CV-4 was the first vessel in our navy expressly designed and built to be a carrier.
CV-5 -6 and -8 were the only USN carriers involved in the Battle of Midway - which history recognizes as the battle that turned to tide of war in the Pacific. 
All of the carriers with 'N' in their numbers are nuclear powered. Every USN nuclear-powered carrier was designed and built by the shipbuilders of Newport News. The next class of nuclear-powered carriers (currently in design) will follow that singular distinction.

   SUPER!!! Thanks so much, Bill! Read on!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 10/31/07 - "Navy Day":

Hi Carol,

The picture you posted in the Navy Day Newsletter was not taken in Annapolis.  The Naval Aviators Memorial is in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Right on Atlantic Avenue.  It's a beautifully done Memorial and is right out in the open for any one to explore.  We took Grandson Nicholas there in June for a mini vacation, and even at seven years old he was impressed and wanted Grandpa to explain each of the lovely bronze statues to him.  If I remember correctly, it is right across the street or close by the Sailors Park on the opposite side of the street.

  Reuben's Dad (Captain Reuben Parker Prichard, USN - Ret) was the Executive Officer on the Ticonderoga, and a Naval Aviator; Reuben, on the other hand, chose the Nuclear Navy and was underwater during much of his time in the Navy.

The Cornerstone of Naval Aviation

The pictures were taken for his Dad ( who was covered in a previous newsletter) by our own        Captain Wizard, Dave Spriggs.  I think now is a good time to give Navy Day a rest.

My personal Birthday Greetings to 
  Colin Faison '58 and   John Clark '57, both friends of mine...Happy Birthday Y'all, hope your Birthday lasts for three days like mine did...I was exhausted by Saturday evening after celebrating with       Carol (Buckley Harty - '65 - of NC)  and        Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and their cousin        Cheryl (White) Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) from Colonial Heights, Va. and her two enchanting Princess granddaughters Bailey and Olivia.  Bailey sang a lovely song to me for my Birthday; it had nothing to do with a birthday, but was sung with the enthusiasm and volume only a seven year old can muster.  It's a shame for anyone to be as shy as Bailey !!  NOT !  Olivia was content to remain silent and enjoy her sister's rendition of three military songs, that, by the way, did NOT include Anchors Aweigh !  It was her present to me.  Thanks to Carol, Eleanor and Cheryl, along with the two Princesses for a lovely Birthday. 

"Dimples" aka Sepi

   Glad you enjoyed your Birthday Dinner, Sepi! WE certainly had fun!

  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 10/31/07 - "Incredible Amazing tribute...":

Turn on your sound..

and watch this man.. truly amazing.

   Thanks, Glenn! We've run this before, but it certainly warrants another look!

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 10/31/07 - "Jeffrey Sings at Bluebird - 'Help Somebody'":

We love living in Nashville because of the special music venues like the Legendary "Bluebird Cafe" where songwriters sing "in-the-round"... usually $10 to get in.
Our Favorite singer/songwriter is Jeffery Steele. On a recent trip to see him at the Bluebird he played for 4 1/2 hours... from 9:30 am until 2:00 am BY HIMSELF. Each song was a charted song he wrote or co-wrote.... many went on the be #1's
See Jeffrey's website
copy/paste this link to play this video

Terry G. Seay

   OH, WOWZERS!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Terry! What fun!

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  11/01/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, King Salmon, Ah for the good old days !!!":

Dear Carol / Dimples,
I don't think that looking at old pictures constitutes living in the past, I just enjoy looking at old pictures !!! 
This is me a few years ago with my 40# King Salmon, (estimated weight, you know how fishermen stretch the truth a little).
This little King Salmon caught in Lake Michigan does not compare with       Dimples' (Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) Ocean fishing a few years back BUT, this is the largest type of fish in Lake Michigan.

Although I have caught many Salmon, they are not my favorite eating fish. If I had my Druthers, I would Druther eat Walleye or Perch !!! I like all my fish to be broiled with Butter and Lemon juice. All this talk about Walleye or Perch is making me hungry; I will have it for lunch when I go out to eat today. Your Friend, Herbie

   We here love old pictures and old memories ourselves, Herb!  Come to to think of it, that's why we're all here! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!

  From Billy Fitzgerald ('58) of VA - 11/01/07 - "I've sent you a video!":


Great talking to you.....

God Bless

Bill F

   I really enjoyed talking with you myself, Billy! And this video is quite amazing! We've seen it here before some time back, but once again, it certainly bears taking another look! Thanks so very much - for everything!

 From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 11/01/07 - "oops":

I am so sorry for that mix up...and someone thought my brother (  Fred Mays - '60 - of VA) had died....oh my....thanks for are such a gem.

I was in Fayetteville last week end.
  John (Howard - '66) had a family reunion in Kinston. We got to visit # 2 daughter Miriam who lives in Fayetteville.

Keep up the great work....we admire you!

Peace & Blessing,

    Thanks, Cheryl! You'd think that by now I would have learned not to do certain things in my sleep, as it were, but some of us seem to be slower learners than others!

  From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA - 11/01/07 - "All Saints Day":

Actually today, Nov. 1, is "the day of the dead" in Hispanic culture.  Really interesting-people go to the grave yard and have a picnic at the grave sites and bring flowers, etc. to celebrate the life of that person. Flowers of choice are Mums.  I'm sure you can get plenty of info on-line but I learned the basics living in San Antonio - and also Halloween is a big deal too in that culture (and not because it is my BD-Ha! Ha!-that sneaky     Chandler {Nelms - Hampton HS - '63 - of MD}).


Regards, Jo Ann

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."  - Anatole France

   Thanks, Jo Ann! I think the various celebrations for the Day of the Dead may be covered in all the homework assignments I gave y'all for both All Saints Day and All Souls Day, but I could be wrong. It seems to happening a lot lately.....

  From Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 11/01/07 - "Almost Up To Date Newport News Aerial":

Hi Carol,
I wanted to send you this picture a friend sent me a few years ago. She snapped it on the way to visit her papa in France. If you look closely you can see me waving from Pier C.
Tim Parsons '73
Courtland, VA

   What a gorgeous image - thanks, Tim!

Thursday, December 16, 2004

   And you're right, that's you, I'd recognize you anywhere! No, wait a minute... Maybe that's Pier B..... Hmmm... "Nevermind!" WILD GIGGLES!!!

  From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 11/01/07 - "News Re: Class of '57":

I guess I have really been lax in passing on news to you concerning some of our classmates.  I am sending a few items from my November newsletter that you might want to put in your Newsletter.....
You still have my admiration for the terrific job you do....even if you do make a little boo boo once in a while.  You're entitled, with all that you do.
One of your admirers.
Fondly, Pat Beck Letzinger
Holiday Party:
The Class of '57 Holiday Party is to be held on December 12, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., at Angelo's (Route 17)   RSVP - No later than December 10th to:
                 W.D. Dangler (757) 245-4142 or
                 Nancy Timberlake Spencer   (757) 890-9966.
         Charge will be $15.05 per person. (including tax and gratuity)

The following is a letter concerning Bobbie Whitehurst Canady (Class of '57) that was written to me from Carol Wornom Sorenson.  Bobbie has been fighting cancer for several years now, and just recently made the decision to remove herself from dialysis.



        I have had the pleasure of seeing Bobbie several times recently.
        The sad, but true news is that she is failing.  She has not given up.... She has just
        taken the lead for herself.... as she said to me, if a cure or help was available NOW
        she would go for it.
        She and I talked about the unique position she is talk and tell her friends and
        family what she is thinking.  Not many of our loved ones have this opportunity.
        She adores her daughter Michelle's baby  ... a gorgeous 3 month old baby. ( I have
        not been there when Michelle's son was there)  Michelle and Earl are nearby all the
        time and folks have come from far and near to see Bobbie.  Food is a plenty in that
        lovely kitchen, and the view from her bed is the beautiful York River.
        She has done a mighty fine job with the Canady family genealogy and, of course, that
        includes the TYLER family as in one of the presidents of the USA.... She is sorry that
        she has not finished that work.... do you ever finish the genealogy of any family's
        history?  BUT... she is turning it over to a niece who will continue the work!
        Bless her heart, I have seen a bunch of people in her family, and they are wonderful,
        and she is lucky to see all of them now and chat with them.
        Keep them in your thoughts and prayers as well as Bobbie and Earl, her children
        and grandchildren and the members of that family.
        I can only say that knowing her has been a joy and seeing her calmness in this trying
        time has been a shining example of how to do it.  Peace to her ...
        Carol Sorensen

   Ohhh, Pat, such sad news you bring! Thank you for telling us, though; we'll certainly keep Bobbie and her family in our prayers!


1. 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

2. Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 6:00 PM - Class of 1957 Holiday Party - Angelo's (Route 17) - NNHS CLASS OF 1957 

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" - #5 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'!


   By now you understand that I've only been deluding myself in thinking that I'd almost caught up with myself in posting all the many things y'all have sent me recently; there's really much more to come!

   Y'all enjoy your weekend - and 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

Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

- Johannes Brahms, 1865-8
(7 May 1833 - 3 Apr 1897)

III. Herr, lehre doch mich

Herr, lehre doch mich,
daß ein Ende mit mir haben muß.
und mein Leben ein Ziel hat,
und ich davon muß.
Siehe, meine Tage sind
einer Hand breit vor Dir,
und mein Leben ist wie nichts vor Dir.

Ach wie gar nichts sind alle Menschen,
die doch so sicher leben.
Sie gehen daher wie ein Schemen
und machen ihnen viel vergebliche Unruhe;
sie sammeln und wissen nicht,
wer es kriegen wird.
Nun Herr, wes soll ich mich trösten?

Ich hoffe auf Dich.

(Psalm 39, 5-8)

Der Gerechten Seelen sind in Gottes Hand
und keine Qual rühret sie an.

(Weisheit Salomos 3, 1)

III. Lord, make me to know mine end

Lord, make me to know mine end,
and the measure of my days,
what it is:
that I may know how frail I am.
Behold, thou hast made my days
as an handbreadth;
and mine age is as nothing before thee....

Surely every man walketh
in a vain shew:
surely they are disquieted in vain:
he heapeth up riches,
and knoweth not
who shall gather them.
And now, Lord, what wait I for?

my hope is in thee.

(Psalm 39:4-7)

But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
and there shall no torment touch them.

(Wisdom of Solomon 3:1)


The Third Movement of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem", "Herr, Lehre Doch Mich",
midi courtesy of ??? - 06/06/02

German Lyrics courtesy of - 01/14/07

English lyrics courtesy of - 01/14/07

Image of William Bouguereau's Painting, "All Souls Day", courtesy of - 11/01/07

Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/01/07

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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

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

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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

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

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!!

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