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11/05/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Samhain


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   This is another autumn event which repeats annually.  This marks our second observation of it:  You'll find the reasons why - plus your homework assignments - here:


   We have a Happy Birthday Two-Fer today!     Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND my third grandson,       Tommy Harty of OH, who is turning eight years old today! Wish we could be there for your baptism, Sweetie!

   More Birthday Two-Fers follow tomorrow:  Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND        Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA!    Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA will be celebrating on the 7th!

   WOWZERONI-RINI - There's a rare Four-Fer on the 8th: Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA, Woody Hudson ('57),     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA !  On the 9th, Hilton Henderson ('57) will be lighting the candles!
    WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI - There's an even rarer Five-Fer of sorts on the 10th:
The United States Marine Corps - 1775, Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57),  David Wittan ('57),    Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND    Steve Pullen ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/01/07 - "Guns over Woman":
    Ten Reasons SOME  Men Prefer Guns Over Women....  

# 10 - You can trade an old 44 for a New 22..      
#9 - You can keep one gun at home and have another for when you are on the road... 
#8 - If you admire a friends gun and tell him so, he will let you try it out a few times....  
#7 - Your primary gun does not mind if you keep another gun for a backup....
#6 - Your gun will stay with you even if you run out of Ammo... 
#5 - A gun does not  take up a lot of closet space.... 
#4 - Guns function normally every day of the month...  
#3  - A Gun does not ask, "Do these new grips make me look Fat?"... 
#2 -  A Gun does not mind if you go to sleep after you use it... 

#1 - YOU can BUY a SILENCER for a GUN
   I Have BOTH...      
Typhoons Forever 

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Al!

From My Friend, Peggy Fussell Porter (North Sanpete High, UT - '81) of NC  - 11/02/07 - "RE: GOOD NEWS from the Harty Family!":


   Thanks, Peggy! We're all quite excited!

      From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/02/07 - "RE: GOOD NEWS from the Harty Family!":

Well HOORAY! for you & all the rest of your family! Congrats & best wishes for poor little sick mom; I know she is miserable.

love, d
Thank you, Gorgeous! I spoke to them all last night.   Diana (Lyons Harty - Portsmouth High, NH / Eastlake High, CA - '05) had spent one really bad day and one pretty good day this week, so we'll continue with our hopes and prayers for her, because I can still remember some of those times from the olden days, and they're not all that fun!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/02/07 - "RE: GOOD NEWS from the Harty Family!":

Very exciting. I'm happy for them!

   Thanks, Shari! It'll be fun to have another little baby nearby!

  From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 11/02/07 - "1946 S/Y Aerial Picture ":

Some comments about picture sent to you by   Norm Covert ('61 - of MD):

From the bottom-right, the major ships in that picture that I can positively identify are as follows:

While AMERICA was the West Point,        Dave Spriggs' ('64 - of VA) aunt     (Shirley Linkous Girt Callaway of TX) boarded her in 1945 and sang to wounded troops coming home in 1945 (as mentioned in your web site).

Saturday, September 7, 1946

The photo you displayed on your latest message also appeared in the October 1946 issue of the Shipyard Bulletin. The caption says it was taken on September 7, 1946. Apparently, it was a color image, for the same picture (a bit fuzzy, tho) also appears on the back of the ship's 1946 annual report.

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks so much for the clarifications and history, Bill!

      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA and      My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/02/07 - and    Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/05/07 -"Christmas card list":


Our car club has verified this program to send holiday greetings to our recovering troops at Walter Reed Medical Center.  I'd like to make this information available to all the Typhoon faithful, many of whom have spent a holiday recovering.  Thanks.

A Great Idea!!!   One more card surly won't hurt.
When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

         A Recovering American soldier
         c/o Walter Reed Army Medical  Center
         6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
         Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

PLEASE feel free to pass this along!

   What a wonderful thing to do for so very little effort! Thanks so much, Dave, Shari, and Judy!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 11/02/07 - "National Caregivers Month":

Carol and NNHS Family,

It's a good time to remind everyone that November is National Caregivers Month.   If you know of someone that is a caregiver, or a family that you just know of, that has a member that needs constant care, just one or two hours a week from those of you that are able will make a huge difference in the lives of those people.  Just a break to allow them to run to the store, go to the barber or beauty shop, or just to get out of the house for a walk, will greatly improve their mental health and outlook on life.  There are also chores that need to be done, so volunteering your time for a little yard work, or installing storm windows, or just minor repairs that caregivers can't do, or don't have time to do, can be of tremendous help to someone that gives around the clock care to a loved one.  I am talking to you able bodied guys here, yes you, that still do these things in your own home.  It is a nice way for a couple to spend their spare time, as a couple.  She can sit and talk, or read the newspaper, to update the receiver on local events, while the husband drives the caregiver to the hardware store, to pick up the necessities to make that minor repair.  Remember to register with your local caregivers organization, so that you can receive proper instructions and also to register so that you are covered by a special insurance rider that is available to all volunteers.  Are you really so busy that you can't find one or two hours a week ?   It is just as good for you as it is for them, you are needed.  Think about it.........It's nice to be needed !

Thanks for your help,

Sepi a.k.a. Dimples

   Thanks so much, Sepi! This requires considerably more effort, but the rewards, of course, are much greater as well!

  From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD to    Henry ('65) and Yvonne Peters (Hampton HS - '64) Hoyle of Northern VA - 11/02/07:

Henry and Yvonne,

Guess what!    Norm Covert ('61 - of MD) is my cousin four times removed.  His mother is a Goodson.  She is 88, living next door to Norm in Frederick, Maryland.  She remembers my grandfather, the father of eleven children.  Norm has given me two pictures of him from his younger days.  This is such a great discovery as I am getting a divorce and to be reminded of my own history and family stories comes at a very important time.  Believe me there are some "hum dingers" in our past.
I am going to dinner with him and perhaps his wife, Loretta (Ludwigsburg/Stuttgart American HS ’68), in Frederick tomorrow.  I am so excited to be found by Norm.

Carol, Norm recognized  Daddy's name in the obit you put on the board.  See, you are spreading good will even when you have to post sad news.  Thanks, Carol.

    Frances, on the very day that you sent this, I was wondering how far apart you and Norm lived from one another, and if you'd seen each other yet! I am so delighted to hear this news - thanks so much!

  From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 11/02/07 - "Birthday":

Just want to let you know David McCoy, VA Class of 67 will be 60 on November 8th.

Thanks for all you do to keep us informed :-)

   Thank you, Marty! I've added David to our listings:

  From Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA - 11/02/07 - "Pam Larmer '62 has e-mail change":

Dear Carol: Thank you so much for coming to our 45NNHS reunion. You looked lovely. I have a new e-mail

The amt of paper you handle must be overwhelming. I enjoy checking in with you and our classmates so very much.


Pam Larmer Traugott '62

   Thanks so much, Pam! I really enjoyed watching you dance - just like old times!

   It was good to see everyone one more time.  In all probability, that will be the last reunion I'll be able to attend.

   And yes, ma'am, I do seem to keep busy - glad you're enjoying it!

    I changed your email addy in my files as well as on the 1962 Contact Page:

    From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 11/03/07 - "NNHS 1962 Class Reunion":

Hi Carol,
I missed the Friday night get together for the reunion but I was blown away by the decorations and all the work the committee did to make our 45-Year Reunion a success.  They did a terrific job and the music was great!  They all deserve a special "thank you".  A good time was had by all.
Jennifer Sheppard

   I'm so sorry I missed seeing you, Jennie! And I agree, the 1962 Reunion Committee did a fabulous job - as always!

From Jennings Bryan ('42) of VA - 11/02/07 - "change of e mail address":

From computer crash, changing computers, and changing carriers, I am back on line.

Please note my new e mail address:



       Thanks, Jennings - and congratulations! I changed your email addy in my files!


  From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 11/02/07 - "Birthday Wishes":

Birthday Wishes to my son, Timothy.  His birthday is November 14!  Timothy is a Graphic Designer in Washington, DC.  I feel very fortunate to have 2 wonderful sons!

 Kathy Cooper

   Thank you, Kathy - you're blessed, indeed! I've added Timothy to our listings:

        From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  11/03/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, It's nice to have pets !!!":

Dear Carol / Dimples,

I can't speak for other folks, but I love having Dogs and Cats around me. I know that I am very fortunate not to have any allergies toward animals.

I have had a birthday recently and being as how I am more Senior than a lot of people, my needs are minimal. My Daughters and Grandkids all knew that I have more socks, shirts, under clothes and gloves Etc. Etc. that I could possibly use.

They all knew my warm feelings toward the Michigan Humane Society and The ASPCA. To my surprise, they handed me a thank you letter from the Michigan Humane Society, Which stated that they had donated money to them in MY NAME.

I cannot tell you how pleased I was, and to show them I loved the Gift, I blew out all the candles on my Birthday cake and I ate TWO pieces.


My favorite cake is (Pineapple Upside Down Cake) with Coffee. They all loved to celebrate my 37th Birthday for the 46th time. Good thing I was sitting down, because a person can get winded blowing out all those Candles.

End of long story, Herbie

   SUPER-DE-DUPER, Sweetie! I'm so glad you had such a great time - you certainly deserve it!

   I wish I'd been aware of this pet theory forty-eleven years ago! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/03/07 - "Me in Italy...with my friend Karen Hampton (HHS '64) check out those pastries!!!":

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Jean - such treats!  
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Karen and Jean

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 11/03/07 - "Re: 11/03/07 - Only You":

I not only remember 5 cent Coke (6 ounce bottle) but the Pepsi jingle which ended, "twice as much for a nickel, too, Pepsi-Cola is the drink for you!"

       Thanks, I added your note to that new page - and some music as well:

   Have a good holiday, Domi!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/03/07 - "100 and still going strong!":

Very encouraging. I recently had a conversation with someone about how some 80 can still be fun like they are in their twenties and some 40-ish think life is over and always dragging. I don't know about paragliding, but I hope to remain a young thinker. I noticed she said "I love" to various things. I'm sure her positive attitude is why she's able to do what she wants.
                                                                                Have a wonderful night!,
---------- Woman, 100, paraglides to record --------------  

LONDON - A bungee-jumping British grandmother has become the world's oldest paraglider at the age of 100, The Daily Mail reported Thursday. Peggy McAlpine rode as a passenger for 15 minutes Wednesday in a tandem glider in Cyprus and opened a bottle of champagne after safely landing, the newspaper said. "It was the most wonderful, pleasant experience and I'm ready to do it again anytime," McAlpine said. Twenty years ago, she bungee jumped with members of the Royal Parachute Regiment as when she described herself as an 80-year-old "youngster." She said the paragliding was "far superior" to that experience, the newspaper said. While her vision is impaired, McAlpine said it was the sensation she enjoyed the most. "I love heights, I love climbing, I love getting up in the air. I hope to do this again when I am 105, but this might be my final goodbye to all my flying escapades," she told The Daily Mail.  

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Shari!

  From Jim Elliot ('61) of AK - 11/03/07:

Carol, just a note of thanks for the exceptional job you're doing of keeping NNHS alive and well.

I visit your website often. I was saddened by the recent death of my childhood neighbor, friend, and '61 classmate
,   Sharron W. Dawes. I sent her and Richard several e-mail messages before Sharron's passing. Although I do not know      Richard (NNHS/HHS - '62) personally, Sharron could not have asked for or had a more devoted, loving spouse than him.

Again, thank you for all the work you put in on behalf of NNHS alumni.
“Sent from my BlackBerry handheld”

       Thank you so much, Jim; your note means a great deal to me!

   I've added your note to Sharron's Memorial Newsletter: 

   I had the privilege of meeting Richard on October 12 at the '62 Reunion; in fact, we sat at the same table.  He was as charming and gracious - and fun - a man as I've ever met. I quite agree with you; his love for Sharron was obvious.

      From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/03/07 - "to paraphrase Mother Teresa (overheard at Starbucks)":

no ... to actually repeat her very words "fie on you sir!, fie, fie, fie!, and may your children eat tiny, teeny little turtle scales, sautéed in bad butter, over your stinking, rotting corpse, pausing only momentarily to curse your memory."

no wait, maybe that wasn't her.


okay, well, I'll think of who that was later & get back with you.

   Oh, dear, was it something I said?!?  GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Gorgeous!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/03/07 - "How would you be remembered?":

Kind of creepy yet motivating to be our better selves.

   This IS a very sobering thought, Shari - THANKS!



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" - #8 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'!


   Now I'm REALLY almost caught up with myself in posting all the many things y'all have sent me recently!  By the next issue, I should be all done - WOO-HOO!!!

  ('J'ever notice how my "vacation breaks" seem to triple my workload when I return?!? )

    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

Realms of the Haunting

"Realms of the Haunting" midi courtesy of - 11/04/06

Samhain Title Graphic clip art courtesy of - 11/04/06

Druid Sigel clip art courtesy of at the suggestion of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 11/04/06
Thanks, Domi!

Animated Fire Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

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 Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

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

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

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

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

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