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11/06/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
When Your Lover Has Gone

“Lonely men seek companionship.
Lonely women sit at home and wait.
They never meet.”

Abraham Lincoln

(12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Frank Sinatra has invaded my Magic Shower again (he does that a lot). This time he was singing a duet with Ella Fitzgerald.  I must tell you, it gets awfully crowded in there!

A Very Happy Birthday today to our Birthday Two-Fers, Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND        Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA!  Tomorrow,   Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA will be celebrating!

   WOWZERONI-RINI - There's a rare Four-Fer on the 8th: Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA, Woody Hudson ('57) of NV,     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!


   In my haste to finish yesterday's Newsletter, I neglected to include this image from Kathy - a fact which did not dawn on me for several hours. Sorry, Kathy!  

  From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 11/02/07 and 11/05/07 - "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:

Paige and Timothy

Thanks, Carol, for adding the birthday wish to my son!


   You're welcome, Kathy! Sorry I missed that picture the first time!  (I seem to be on a roll.....)

     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/05/07 - "Hot Dogs":

      - brand new page, still under construction.....

From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 11/04/07 - "Baby Queen":


If you've had children you will appreciate this and even if you haven't you will…………………..

Superb – Turn up the sound

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Judy!

        From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  11/04/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, This is very interesting advice !!":

Dear Carol / Dimples,

I was so impressed by this statement from a very successful company like McDonald's, I have saved it for over 25 years.

I thought you might find it as interesting as I have. This is good sound advice for young folks just entering the job market today.


   That is super advice for anybody at any age! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!

      From Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA - 11/04/07 - "Alex Wiatt (Hampton HS - '36 -  of VA)":

Hiya Carol!

I wondered if anyone remembers Dr. Alexander T. Wiatt, the veterinarian on Pembroke Avenue. He's my uncle, HHS '36. I've attached a picture of him on his pony "Field Mouse" in 1931, taken on Osprey Avenue in Hampton. Have also attached a picture of Alex (pronounced "Elleck") taken this past Saturday at the "Blessing of the Hounds" in Gloucester. He's the one wearing a sporty cap, and is very much alive & kicking! He wished he could have participated in the hunt, and DID foxhunt in 2001 (at age 82) but at that point he decided to give it up for safety reasons, thank goodness!!!
1931 - Alex Wiatt and Field Mouse
Hampton, VA
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Gloucester, VA
Image by Haute Wiatt "Blessing of the Hounds"

Jeanie Lankes
HHS 72

   WOWZERS!!! That's wonderful, Jean! Thanks so much!

   I personally can barely remember my own name these days, but there are those souls among us yet with phenomenal memories, so I'm sure we'll be hearing from some of them shortly!

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish TX - 11/04/07 - "50,000 Names, Sung by George Jones":

For all of us who were there.
This is a moving tribute to warriors from our generation who gave all in that faraway place with the strange sounding name.

Click on the blue 50,000 below and turn up your sound!


   WOWZERS - Thanks, Evelyn! This is awesome - and wrenching to those of us who've lost dear ones in that war!

The Sweetheart Tree:

        From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of VA - 11/04/07, 8:20 AM and 2:23 PM - "RE: 11/04/07 - The Sweetheart Tree":

Oh Cuz!

You made my day1  That song is from Raintree County with Elizabeth Taylor.  I love the song and the movie.  Thanks.

Love, Pam

   Glad you liked it!

Okay - it's all your fault! I bought a used copy of Raintree County (can't remember if I have read it or not) and a used copy of the movie. Can't wait - Amazon is great!

   Good for you, Lady!

BTW, Ross Lockridge who wrote the book was a well-known author (from Indiana) who committed suicide when he was 34, leaving his wife and 4 small boys. Very sad.


   Oh, how tragic!

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 11/04/07 - "RE: 11/04/07 - The Sweetheart Tree":

Carol....wasn't there a movie using this song AND the words like back in the 50's?   When I listened to the song I knew I had heard it before.....but I can't remember who was in the movie......but it was one of those famous 50's love stories....hmmmm....maybe Elizabeth Taylor???  and it was about this special tree that was out in the middle of nowhere.....does any of this ring any bells??????

   Yes, indeed, Janice! The movie was released in 1957, and co-starred Montgomery Clift.

   I was really surprised at the response to this song - including from those who did not wish to be quoted.  Somehow, I've only seen the middle of that movie, and I've always associated the song more with Andy Williams than anything else (?!?)

   But I'm so glad y'all enjoyed it; regardless of the images it raises in our minds, it's a lovely, simple song.

   Thank you all so much!

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/05/07 - "Re: 11/03/07 - Only You":

I happen to LOVE that song!! 

           Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and I both love that song, too! That's precisely what made my mutilation of it such fun!

Attached is a picture of my daughter Amy, her 2 children Ciarra and Soren, and my youngest son, Matt!!!  This was taken in September when they were all here for   Mom's funeral. 


Sarah Kressaty

September 2007
Amy, Ciarra, Soren, and Matt

   OH, WOW!!! Such pretty babies you have! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!  

        From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  11/05/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Sometimes we ask too much !!!":

Dear Carol / Dimples,
This is what I would call being put on the spot.
A wife invited some people to dinner.  At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said, "Would you like to say the blessing?"  

"I wouldn't know what to say," the girl replied.  

"Just say what you hear Mommy say," the wife answered.  

The daughter bowed her head and said, "Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?"

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/05/07 - "Let's all be nice":

..and say a prayer for each other.

   AWW!!! Thanks, Shari - good idea!


  From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 11/05/07 - "Veterans Day":


Many of our Typhoon classmates are taking part in Veterans Day remembrances the week. We will honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to the Nation, as well as living veterans of military service.


On Sunday November 11th, Veterans Day, a unique ensemble of Frederick, MD, Brass players (Bugle to BBb Tuba) will play Echo Taps as a prelude to the annual observance in our Memorial Grounds Park, where we have monuments to veterans of all of America’s wars and conflicts.


We will be spaced to link two historic cemeteries, spanning almost a mile down our main street. Each of us will play two stanzas of the haunting Bugle Call in overlapping sequence.  Because of conflict with church services, we will begin at 12:30 p.m. instead of the traditional Armistice Day (WWI) start time of the “11th Hour, of the 11th Day of the 11th Month.”  What a sound and tribute it will be!


Other communities will be mirroring our effort. The history of this musical remembrance may be found at . If you are asked to take part, clean up the old Trumpet, Trombone, Boy Scout Bugle, French Horn or whatever you played in the Typhoon Marching Band and limber up your lips. Our Military Veterans deserve this tribute.


Norm Covert (’61 MD)

   Amen to that! WOWZERONI, Norm, this is just marvelous! I'm so glad you're able to participate in this celebration!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC- 11/05/07 - "Family of Man":


.....Okay ! You asked me at my Birthday Party about the story my sister,     Joan (Dinwiddie Smith - '63 - of VA), told        Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) at the Buckroe Bash, and I promised you that I would send it to you.  It is a cherished family story and one that keeps on giving.  I think it will be of interest to just about everyone that reads this wonderful Newsletter that you put your heart, soul, blood, sweat and sometimes tears into.

Back in 1947, our mother,
  Bunny Dinwiddie (John Marshall HS - '35 - of VA), was called by Buxton Hospital to come and give her special type of blood to save a baby's life.  Mom immediately dropped everything she was doing,  jumped in the family car and sped to the hospital.  The donated blood went to the newborn son of Dr. and Mrs. Murray Dick, an ENT doctor that a lot of us went to.  The transfusion was a success and later the son,    Jim Dick ('65 - of FL - b. 27 June 1947) and my sister went to school together.  They grew up and both eventually left the area. 

In the early '80's, both returned with their respective families.  In 1989, Joan's son, Richard, met Jim Dick's daughter, Heather, while they were working at Chi-Chi's.   The next year, Richard and Heather married and soon produced two lovely  daughters.  It's a wonderful story for people that give blood and wonder, while they are doing so, about the recipient of their donation.  Mother knows; her precious, life saving blood is TWICE mixed in the hearts and veins of her two, now teenage great-granddaughters.  They are beautiful girls, with excellent manners, mesmerizing smiles and sweet personalities, the best of both 'Blue Blood Southern Families.'  Mother is now 91, but still remembers the call that requested HER lifesaving blood, that just keeps on giving.  They are the amazing 'family miracles' we cherish and love, and Mother's gift to my sister that she had no idea at the time she was giving.  Joan was only three. 

I remember the 'Thank You' gift Mother later received from the grateful parents - a beautiful Alligator Handbag, with a $25.00 check tucked inside.  Twenty-five dollars in those days was a lot of money; Mother put it in the bank and figured that was all.  But now, of course, we all know, there was more to come.  Thanks to Mindi and Kathy, the two sparkling daughters of Richard, Granddaughters of Joan, Great-granddaughters of Bunny Dinwiddie, and my winsome great-nieces that are the result of a woman that answered the call of desperate parents.  Thanks, Mom !

Dimples a.k.a. Sepi

   Okay, Lady, ya got me "good and proper" with that one! This is one of the most incredible, heart-warming stories I've ever heard!

   Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

   From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 11/05/07 - "   Al Farber ('64 - of GA) - Response ":

Al, I could not resist a response........

Al's Version: Linda May's Version:
# 10 - You can trade an old 44 for a New 22.. !0. It is American men's favorite pastime. MANY DIE TRYING.
#9 - You can keep one gun at home and have another for when you are on the road...   9. Obviously you're in the wrong club. They have names for these men, Sailors, Truckers, Traveling Salesmen, Pilots, Butchers, Bakers and Candle Stick Makers..........
#8 - If you admire a friends gun and tell him so, he will let you try it out a few times....   8. Most men I know do but they wait until you're not looking. It's called not telegraphing a punch.
#7 - Your primary gun does not mind if you keep another gun for a backup.... 7. Untrue, that's why, in America, there is only a very small piece of Nevada were they can reside.
#6 - Your gun will stay with you even if you run out of Ammo...  6. Yes she will! It's the gun who looks for NEW ammo to see if it helps.
Hey, fellah, you glad to see me or is that (another) gun in your pocket?
#5 - A gun does not  take up a lot of closet space....  5. Why keep her in the closet?
#4 - Guns function normally every day of the month...  4. A rumor started by men who couldn't keep up.
#3  - A Gun does not ask, "Do these new grips make me look Fat?"...  3. Women are suppose to be fat or we'd look like you. (That's another discussion.) She's fishing for a compliment, obviously she's using the wrong bait or she wouldn't have you.
#2 -  A Gun does not mind if you go to sleep after you use it...  2. If she was as finished as you were, she'd be asleep too.
#1 - YOU can BUY a SILENCER for a GUN 1. Sure you can - say this to a woman --- it's free.

Hope this clears things up for you, Al Baby.

Linda May '66

   OHHHHH, you naughty babies!!! Thanks, Linda May!

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 11/05/07 - "Re: 11/05/07 - Samhain":

Thank you for the Samhain issue!
This year the well didn't freeze-- it's been relatively warm.
After the service, we feasted on 9 different breads: cheese bannog, Irish brown bread,  sweet cherry bannog, a mixed whole grain bread from a grain and seed mix my oldest son Ragnar brought back from Amsterdam where he'd been at a conference-- you should have seen me trying to puzzle out the ingredients and the instructions in Dutch!, braided egg bread, herb bread, honey-wheat bread, cream crescents, and of course the required barmbreac with the divinatory objects, and:
Kerrygold cheddar and Blarney cheeses, blue cheese, Jarlsberg, amazing homemade gravlax (cured salmon), Norwegian butter, pepperoni, tarragon chicken salad,
Bulgarian smoked sausage (courtesy of my daughter-in-law Daniela Petkova Dimova, who picked up  quite a bit of it while visiting her parents in Sliven, and brought 2 sausages for me)...
which we nibbled while preparing the main courses and discussing the omens of the day...
and then moved on to the pumpkin soup...
followed by the tossed green salad...
followed by the turkey, the roast pork shoulder with garlic and herbs, the curried chicken thighs,  the spiced beef roast, and the scampi...
with fresh green beans, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, corn pudding, vegetarian baked beans, rotini with marinara sauce,  mixed vegetable kugel, chili...
with blueberry seltzer, raspberry mead, Scapa single-malt Scotch, a modest pinot grigio and a very nice Cabernet Savignon, homemade lemonade, fresh unpasturized cider from a local orchard, and herb tea...
afterwards we ate baked apples and squares of dark chocolate and custard pie....
and sat and played games...
and someone said, "Isn't it nice to be Druids? We get Thanksgiving now with the Grove, and again in a few weeks when the secular Harvest feast is..."
And we honoured our  Grove-sister Eileen Candow Rossi, who died June 18th, and all the family and friends who have gone before us to the bright land....  
and packaged up some more things to send to a young Druid noncom who is serving in Iraq, and says we all are sending so much stuff he's sharing it out with everyone in his unit... apparently a few of the guys get no mail, and so we keep packing up generic paperbacked books and games and CDs and snacks as well as the specifically "Druid" stuff  for Shane..
I'm having Viet Nam deja vu every time I address the packages.  
Domi ( Colleen Ann Domitilla O'Brien, NNHS '64)

   WOWZERONI, Lady, what a feast! Glad you enjoyed your holiday, Domi - and I can certainly relate to your thoughts about the "Care Packages".  Seems like only yesterday.....

   By the way, for those of you just joining us - and especially for those of y'all who may not have completed your homework assignments yesterday! - Domi is a Druid priestess.  We as a Typhoon family strive to celebrate all of our holidays together, whether or not we personally may be observing them, because that's what families do!

   Thanks again, Domi!

From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/05/07 - "what a pic!!!":


This is great!

   OH, WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Eva - I love it!



    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/05/07:

Hi, Carol:
Thanks for the Newsletter. In the Birthday Announcements you may wish to add NV to Woody Hudson ('57). I furnish this only because I do know how important such items are to you in keeping the website in tip-top shape as you serve the Typhoon Nation.
May I drop a hit for a musical theme, "Autumn Leaves." I was listening to it today being sung by Matt Munro on my iPod while going about the annual ritual here in Florida, pressure washing the driveway and sidewalk following our rainy season, better known as the monsoon. This song was very popular in the Senior Year of the Class of 1957 at NNHS. Then it was performed as a piano soloist, but I cannot recall his name.
I "discovered" Matt Munro when he sang a theme song for one of the James Bond 007 movies, "From Russia With Love" and what a great voice. One of your subscribers will likely recall the name of the pianist.
  Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54 - of NC) comes through once again with his vast knowledge of ships, especially those vessels built by Newport News Shipbuilding.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

    AHA!!! Thanks, Joe! I'm always astounded by your unfailingly gracious wordings! My attention to detail is better known as "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" by those who are trying to be only semi-polite! But do I always like to know where people are living, despite my habit of occasionally "moving" them back to the Sacred Soil of Virginia!

   Left to my own devices, I very well might play "Autumn Leaves" several times a year, as I do love it so, but I made up all those Ridiculous Rules, doncha know.  However, we have used that lovely song three times: 

   I believe the name of the pianist you were trying to recall is Roger Williams, and if so, you might enjoy this link:

   And for a bit more background, see here:

   And Bill Lee's knowledge of such ship-related matters is indeed legendary!

   Thanks again, Adonis!


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" - #9 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 really, really am caught up with myself in posting all the many things y'all have sent me recently - 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

When Your Lover Has Gone

- Swan Einar, Aaron

What good is the scheming, the planning and dreaming
That comes with each new love affair
The dreams that we cherish, so often might perish
And leaves you with castles in air

When you're alone, who cares for starlit skies
When you're alone, the magic moonlight dies
At break of dawn, there is no sunrise
When your lover has gone

What lonely hours, the evening shadows bring
What lonely hours, with memories lingering
Like faded flowers, life can't mean anything
When your lover has gone

"When Your Lover Has Gone" midi (sequenced by Mel Webb) courtesy of - 11/05/07

"When Your Lover Has Gone" lyrics courtesy of - 11/05/07

The Rachels' "No Love Here" Image courtesy of - 04/06/06

Japanese Kanji Symbol for Sorrow used to form Divider Line clip art courtesy
of - 04/06/06

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!

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05

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

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