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11/02/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Daniel Boone's 275th Birthday

“Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts
than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires
but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is.”

- Daniel Boone
(02 Nov 1734 - 26 Sept 1820)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's time for another celebrity birthday celebration!

BONUS - - Daniel Boone television theme song, 1965/6 season



"In the 20th century, Boone was featured in numerous comic strips, radio programs, and films, where the emphasis was usually on action and melodrama rather than historical accuracy. These are little remembered today; probably the most noteworthy is the 1936 film Daniel Boone, with George O'Brien playing the title role. Audiences of the "baby boomer" generation are more familiar with the Daniel Boone television series, which ran from 1964 to 1970. In the popular theme song for the series, Boone was described as a "big man" in a "coonskin cap", and the "rippin'est, roarin'est, fightin'est man the frontier ever knew!"[36] This did not describe the real Daniel Boone, who was not a big man and did not wear a coonskin cap. Boone was portrayed this way because Fess Parker, the tall actor who played Boone, was essentially reprising his role as Davy Crockett from an earlier TV series. That Boone could be portrayed as a Crockett, another American frontiersman with a very different persona, was another example of how Boone's image could be reshaped to suit popular tastes.[37]"

   WHAT?!? I always knew there was a total lack of physical resemblance between Daniel Boone and Fess Parker, but thought that "a big man" could certainly be used to describe his character, rather than appearance. But no coonskin cap?!? I'm crushed!


    Happy Birthday today to   John Clark ('57) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;

05 -   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND   My Grandson Thomas Harty of TX;

06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND  Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND    Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA;

07 -    Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;

08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND
  Joe Madagan ('57) of FL  AND David McCoy ('67) of VA;

09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL!

    Many Happy Returns to You All!


November 02, 1936 - Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaimed the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers.


Monday, November 02,1964 - King Saud of Saudi Arabia was deposed by a family coup, and replaced by his half-brother King Faisal.

Monday, November 02,1964 - Swedish Social Democratic politician Britta Lejon was born.

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 11/01/09 - "BACK IN BUSINESS":

Hello, Helpers!
Since my return from N.C. on Oct. 5, I have been unable to send e-mails on this cncmemories account--alas!  The fault was Yahoo's, not my computer's. And it took almost an entire month for Yahoo to correct this problem! But finally, my SEND is working again.
One sad and unexpected loss during this time was the sudden death of my co-author Dr. Rita Hubbard's husband, George Hubbard, on October 21. The obituary was in the Oct. 22 issue of the Daily Press, which you can locate by computer. All of us who knew him and his family were stunned by this news. He was being treated at home for pneumonia and also had been suffering from emphysema for several years. If any of you who know Dr. Hubbard would like to contact her, I'm sure she would enjoy hearing from you. Her e-mail is and her phone is (available upon request).
On a more pleasant note, I greatly enjoyed my N.C. vacation, during which I visited with friends and relatives and attended the 50th reunion of my undergraduate class at Pfeiffer College, in Misenheimer, N.C. Like Christopher Newport, my small college has now become a university, although about half the size of CNU.  There are some interesting similarities between the two.
My PC Class of 1959  was the third 4-year class at Pfeiffer, which, like CNC in the sixties, was before then a 2-year college.  Although a private, church-related residential college, in some ways, it was similar to the young CNC in its family atmosphere and its catering to working, middle-class students. Just as most of CNC's students of the sixties had full or part-time jobs while also attending classes, most of us at Pfeiffer in the 1950s paid (or helped our parents pay) our way through college, with part-time jobs at the college and full-time jobs in the summers. We mowed lawns, served meals, cleaned bathrooms, and/or assisted professors. My freshman year I scraped and washed dishes in the dining hall and vacuumed the President's House. Those of us who made Dean's List grades also earned academic scholarships. Today, most of Pfeiffer's students are on work-study scholarships. Very appropriately, my Class of 1959's gift this year was a $25,000 endowed scholarship, to be awarded to work-study students.
Much to my delight, Pfeiffer's campus, which  I had not seen in 45 years, has escaped the ravages of time. It has grown, but it is still very much the same campus I remembered. None of the old buildings have been destroyed or changed externally. My old dorm looks exactly as it did in 1959, and still houses students, although only one per room instead of two. All of the new buildings are of the same architectural style as the original ones and are located either across the two-lane highway from the original campus or behind the original buildings.  I could not avoid thinking of the contrast in this regard between Pfeiffer and Christopher Newport.
Now that I'm back at my computer, I'm looking forward to searching for more of our "lost" CNC students, maintaining contact with the CNC First Decaders I've "found" (and with your help, will continue to find), and finally (I hope), enjoying another 50th in 2011--this time, CNC/U's 50th!  
Take care of yourselves and loved ones,

   Thank you for sharing your news - both happy and sad - with us, Jane!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/01/09 - "Have a great Monday!":

Carly Simon-Haven't Got Time For The Pain.
Carly Simon- It's Coming Around Again From Heartburn--A movie I must have watched 40-50 times now and cry every time.

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
- Mother Teresa


The Giving Tree--Shel Silverstein (A resend)

Once there was a tree....
and she loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come
and he would gather her leaves
and make them into crowns
and play king of the forest.
He would climb up her trunk
and swing from her branches
and eat apples.
And they would play hide-and-go-seek.
And when he was tired,
he would sleep in her shade.
And the boy loved the tree....
very much.
And the tree was happy.
But time went by.
And the boy grew older.
And the tree was often alone.
Then one day the boy came to the tree
and the tree said, "Come, Boy, come and
climb up my trunk and swing from my
branches and eat apples and play in my
shade and be happy."
"I am too big to climb and play" said
the boy.
"I want to buy things and have fun.
I want some money?"
"I'm sorry," said the tree, "but I
have no money.
I have only leaves and apples.
Take my apples, Boy, and sell them in
the city. Then you will have money and
you will be happy."
And so the boy climbed up the
tree and gathered her apples
and carried them away.
And the tree was happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time....
and the tree was sad.
And then one day the boy came back
and the tree shook with joy
and she said, "Come, Boy, climb up my trunk
and swing from my branches and be happy."
"I am too busy to climb trees," said the boy.
"I want a house to keep me warm," he said.
"I want a wife and I want children,
and so I need a house.
Can you give me a house ?"
" I have no house," said the tree.
"The forest is my house,
but you may cut off
my branches and build a
house. Then you will be happy."

And so the boy cut off her branches
and carried them away
to build his house.
And the tree was happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time.
And when he came back,
the tree was so happy
she could hardly speak.
"Come, Boy," she whispered,
"come and play."
"I am too old and sad to play,"
said the boy.
"I want a boat that will
take me far away from here.
Can you give me a boat?"
"Cut down my trunk
and make a boat," said the tree.
"Then you can sail away...
and be happy."
And so the boy cut down her trunk
and made a boat and sailed away.
And the tree was happy
... but not really.

And after a long time
the boy came back again.
"I am sorry, Boy,"
said the tree," but I have nothing
left to give you -
My apples are gone."
"My teeth are too weak
for apples," said the boy.
"My branches are gone,"
said the tree. " You
cannot swing on them - "
"I am too old to swing
on branches," said the boy.
"My trunk is gone, " said the tree.
"You cannot climb - "
"I am too tired to climb" said the boy.
"I am sorry," sighed the tree.
"I wish that I could give you something....
but I have nothing left.
I am just an old stump.
I am sorry...."
"I don't need very much now," said the boy.
"just a quiet place to sit and rest.
I am very tired."
"Well," said the tree, straightening
herself up as much as she could,
"well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting
Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest."
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.

   Thank you, Shari!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/01/09 - "Ole Fills In For Doctor":

A doctor in Duluth wanted to get off work and go hunting, so he approached his assistant.

"Ole', I am goin' huntin' tomorrow and don't want to close the clinic. I want you to take care of the clinic and take care of all my patients..."

"Yes, sir!" answers Ole'. 

The doctor goes hunting and returns the following day and asks: "So, Ole', how was your day?" 

Ole told him that he took care of three patients.

"The first one had a headache so I gave him TYLENOL." 

"Bravo, Mate, and the second one?" asks the doctor. 

"The second one had stomach burning and I gave him MAALOX, Sir," says Ole'. 

"Bravo, bravo! You're good at this  - and what about the third one?" asks the doctor. 

"Sir, I was sitting here and suddenly the door opens and a woman enters. Like a flame, she undresses herself, taking off everything and I do mean

everything  and lies down on the table and shouts: "HELP ME - I haven't seen a man in over two years!!" 

"Tunderin' tunderstorms, Ole', what did you do?" asks the doctor.

"I put drops in her eyes!!"

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Glenn!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/01/09:


One Sunday in a Midwest city a young child was acting up during the morning worship hour.

The parents did their best to maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle.

Finally, the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on his way out.

Just before reaching the safety of the foyer the little one called loudly to the congregation, "Pray for me! Pray for me!" 


Blind Date

Joe sets up his friend Michael to go on a blind date with a friend of a friend of his. But Mike is a little worried about going out with someone he's never seen before. "What do I do if she's ugly?" says Mike, "I'll be stuck with her all night."

"Don't worry," Joe says, "just go up to her door and meet her first. If you like what you see, then everything goes as planned. If you don't just shout 'Aaaaaauuuggghhh!' and fake an asthma attack. That'll give you an excuse to cancel the date right then and there."

So that night, Mike knocks at the girl's door and when she comes out he is awe-struck at how beautiful and sexy she is. He's about to speak when the girl suddenly shouts:



Planet Sun

This redhead, brunette, and blonde were talking about space travel. They started talking about which planet they'd go to if they could travel in space.

The redhead said, "I'd go to Mars, because it is red, like my hair."

Then the brunette, not to be outdone, said, "Well I'd go to Saturn, because it's got all those groovy rings."

Finally, the blonde spoke up. She said, "I'd go to the Sun."

The redhead and the brunette laughed.

The redhead said, "Number one, the sun is not a planet."

"And number two," the brunette finished, "you'd burn up."

The blonde said, "Well duh! I'd go at night!!!"


1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

2. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at  kwitte@tampabay, - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/20/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Daniel Boone

Lyrics by Vera Matson

Music by
Lionel Newman, 1964
(04 Jan 1916 - 03 Feb 1989)

Daniel Boone was a man,
Yes, a big man!
With an eye like an eagle
And as tall as a mountain was he!

Daniel Boone was a man,
Yes, a big man!
He was brave, he was fearless
And as tough as a mighty oak tree!

From the coonskin cap on the top of ol' Dan
To the heel of his rawhide shoe;
The rippin'est, roarin'est, fightin'est man
The frontier ever knew!

Daniel Boone was a man,
Yes, a big man!
And he fought for America
To make all Americans free!

What a Boone! What a doer!
What a dream come-er-true-er was he!

Daniel Boone was a man!
Yes, a big man!
With a whoop and a holler
he c'd mow down a forest of trees!

Daniel Boone was a man!
Yes, a big man!
If he frowned at a river
In July all the water would freeze!

But a peaceable, pioneer fella was Dan
When he smiled all the ice would thaw!
The singin'est, laughin'est, happiest man
The frontier ever saw!

Daniel Boone was a man!
Yes, a big man!
With a dream of a country that'd
Always forever be free!

What a Boone! What a do-er!
What a dream-come-er-true-er was he!

"Daniel Boone" midi courtesy of;O=D - 12/31/09 (sic)

"Daniel Boone" lyrics courtesy of - 12/31/09 (sic)

First Image of Daniel Boone courtesy of - 12/31/09 (sic)

Second Image of Daniel Boone courtesy of - 11/02/08 (sic)

Gold Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to access that information at the moment.....

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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