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11/08/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Even Now

“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back
and soften and purify the heart.”

- Washington Irving
(3 Apr 1783 - 28 Nov 1859)

“What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.”

- Henry Ward Beecher
(24 June 1813 - 8 Mar 1887)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Even now, this song has the power to make me cry.....


    WOWZERONI-RINI - There's a rare happy Birthday Four-Fer today: 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) of NV 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 My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/04/07:
decorated water tanks

   HEY - the third one - the Catsup Bottle Water Tower in Collinsville, Madison Co., IL - I've seen many times! That's where my #1 son,          Lewis (Harty - Hillsboro High, IL - '89) and his wife,     Mary (Bennett Harty - Litchfield High, IL - '89) live!

Talking cats.. really cute and funny.


Facts about dogs and cats--good tips for pet owners.

   This is fascinating!

"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is.
The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."

[ by: Edna Ellison -- from: Rhonda Galizia ( ]

   Thanks, Shari!

      From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/06/07 - "Butt or But Dust":

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister. After a while he asked: "Mom, why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?"

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom good night. "I love you so much that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window."

BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a pain killer. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her mom explained it was a child-proof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it's me?"

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. "Please don't give me this juice again," she said. "It makes my teeth cough."

DJ (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: "How much do I cost?"

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: "Why is he whispering in her mouth?"

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt." Concerned, James asked: "What happened to the flea?"

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, "Why doesn't your skin fit your face?"

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget - or this particular Sunday sermon... "Dear Lord," the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face, "Without you, we are but dust..."

He would have continued but at that moment her very obedient daughter who was listening leaned over to her and asked quite audibly in her shrill little four year old girl voice, "Mom, what is butt dust?"
Ah, the little ones - given unto us to keep us humble.....

   Thanks, Gorgeous!

  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 11/06/07 - "Dress Code for Seniors":

Many of us "Old Folks" (those over 50, WAY over 50) are quite confused about how we should present ourselves. We are unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or not we are correct as we try to conform to current fashions. Despite what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided:

 1. A nose ring and bifocals
 2. Spiked hair and bald spots
 3. A pierced tongue and dentures
 4. Miniskirts and support hose
 5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads 
 6. Speedos and cellulite
 7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar
 8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor 
 9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge
10. Bikinis and liver spots
11. Short shorts and varicose veins
12. Inline skates and a walker 
13. Thongs and Depends

   Oh, thank you, Elaine! It's good to have these reminders to keep us on the straight and narrow!

      From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/06/07:

I've been remiss in thanking you for the great job you did with those pics of my fambly ('cept for the old fat guy mishandling the little baby), and I apologize.....


   David, all I did was resize, compress, rename, save, and place the images; YOU'RE the one who supplied the eye candy! But I'm confused. I just took another look, and didn't see any old fat guy in any of them - just a precious baby girl, her daddy, and that awesome granddaddy of hers!

   Thanks again, Gorgeous!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/06/07 - "The Grade":

"Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket."

-Doug Horton

Driving on the interstate, I saw a vehicle with the license plate ALT F7. I checked my computer at home, and as I suspected, it was a WordPerfect command. The truck had to belong to a plumber. Who else would choose the command "Flush Right"?  


The Grade

A professor stood before his class of twenty senior organic biology students about to hand out the final exam.

"I want to say that it's been a pleasure teaching you this semester.  I know you've all worked extremely hard and many of you are off to medical school after summer.  So that no one gets their GPA messed up because they might have been celebrating a bit too much this week, anyone who would like to opt out of the final exam today will receive a 'B' for the course."

There was much rejoicing in the class as students got up, walked to the front of the class, and took the professor up on his offer.  As the last taker left the room, the professor looked out over the handful of remaining students and asked, "Anyone else? This is your last chance." 

One final student rose up and opted out of the final.

The professor closed the door and took attendance of those students remaining.

"I'm glad to see you believe in yourself," he said.

"You all get 'A's."

How many have taken the easy way out?

The short road, the easy path, the light load, all lead to lower grades in the school of life.

   Thanks so much, Shari!

  From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 11/06/07:

Carol, if it is not too much trouble, can you replace the current picture on the web site with this one?  It is a more recent photo.

Thanks so much,

   It's not too much trouble, Kathy! Actually, I rarely replace anything; I prefer to collect. Another day, another picture.....  

Paige and Timothy

When I sent this request, I failed to say “thank you” for all the effort you put into this web site.  I look at it EVERY night!  I just love it!  The pictures, etc. are so awesome!  Thank you, Carol !

   Thank you, Kathy - I really appreciate that!

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/06 - "response to response":

Very Good...Come BACK... Is that why they say it TAKES TWO.. to make a Good Marriage ...Cannot Live Without a GOOD Woman and GUN....
That's why I said I have BOTH.....
Typhoons forever..Al

   GIGGLES!!! That must be it! Thanks, Al!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC- 11/07/07 - "Newsletter Contents":

Hi Carol and NNHS Family....

My thanks and appreciation to
   Linda (May) Bond Crayton ('66 - of VA) for telling it like it is, YOU GO GIRL !  What are those little blue pills men hide from us, and secretly lend one another with boyish snickers and grins ?  Is that ammunition?   And I really want to know who this chick is that spells her name with a "C", and advertises on T.V.  See Alice ?  I mean, what kind of gal has to advertise on prime time  with her 'tricky' little name?  She must be exhausted !  I think she needs to see a shrink, a female one, and can't she just be content with her little corner of Nevada ? She must be something if you need a prescription !  Not MY husband !  Oh, yeah !  the couple you see on  T.V., each in his/her bathtub with mountain view....what's up with THAT ??  Wouldn't a nice tub big enough for TWO be better and more romantic ?  One that has swirling, warm water and a place to put the glass holding the beverage of your choice, now that's romance with a capital R !  Take a pill and sit in separate, yet side by side bathtubs with no water in sight and SMILE at each other ??  What do you  call that ?   Birth Control ? sure ain't called Satisfaction !   And those closets...I keep shoes and clothes and handbags in mine,  and you keep WHAT in yours ?  Really Guys, the only reason a woman would stay in the closet is because, clothes and handbags, sorry, there's no room for your 'things'    Men don't go into closets, not real men.  Men REACH into closets and pull out jeans or dress pants, a belt, it doesn't have to match, shoes...dress or casual, and a shirt, dress or casual, which for some unknown reason they always smell first before putting it on, socks are kept in a drawer, along with the little blue pills, and...uh...who cares if they match either ? Then there's under wear, I hope !  The few men I have known that go INTO closets have always come out wearing, you guessed, with high heels, dresses,  and matching handbags  !!  It's called coming OUT of the closet.   Linda, what was it exactly   Al (Farber - '64 - of GA) was trying to say, about women and guns or closets and women or guns coming our of the closet ? I think your aim is a lot better than his, I mean, you hit the mark !  Al, need more target practice !!   About those 'other' men...friends of mine in the "TURNABOUT FOLLIES"   A whole 'nother story about an overzealous   ( fill in)  Talent Agent, ex-talent agent !!

   "Okay, Class, y'all settle down and behave yourselves or we'll have to separate you....."

Carol, sweetie, would it be a whole lot of trouble to find a Winners Blue Ribbon to tack to the picture that Eva (Ellis) Madagan ('61 - of FL) sent in of the "Smiling Sky" ?   God's way of making you smile even if you didn't want to.  Great picture, Eva !!!

Great idea - how's this?!?


Dimples a.k.a. Sepi  " Never a Bridesmaid...always the Bride !"   Go ahead, laugh, I love weddings !

GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Sepi!

  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 11/07/07 - "Wordsmith":

Dear Carol,
My husband forwarded this to me this morning, and I immediately thought of all the word lovers who contribute their thoughts to the newsletter.


I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.

The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.

The butcher backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

To write with a broken pencil is pointless.

When fish are in schools they sometimes take debate.

The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.

Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.

We'll never run out of math teachers because they always multiply.

When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U.C.L.A.

The math professor went crazy with the blackboard. He did a number on it.

The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.

The dead batteries were given out free of charge.

If you take a laptop computer for a run you could jog your memory.

A dentist and a manicurist fought tooth and nail.

A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

A will is a dead giveaway.

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

A backward poet writes inverse.
In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.

A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.

With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.

Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.

When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.

A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France, resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.

You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

Local Area Network in Australia: The LAN down under.

He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.

A calendar's days are numbered.

A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.

A boiled egg is hard to beat.

He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

A plateau is a high form of flattery.

Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

When you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.

If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.

When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.

Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

Acupuncture: a jab well done.



   OH, GOODY - I love groaners! Thanks for thinking of us, Chris!


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" - #10 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 - EXACTLY!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


   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

Even Now

- Words and Music by Marty Panzer and Barry Manilow

(Barry Manilow, 1978)

Even now
When there’s someone else who cares
When there’s someone home who’s waiting just for me
Even now I think about you as I’m climbing up the stairs
And I wonder what to do so she won’t see
That even now
When I know it wasn’t right
And I found a better life than what we had
Even now I wakeup crying in the middle of the night
And I can’t believe it still could hurt so bad


Even now when I have come so far
I wonder where you are
I wonder why it’s still so hard without you
Even now when I come shining through
I swear I think of you
And how I wish you knew
Even now

Even now
When I never hear your name
And the world has changed so much since you been gone
Even now I still remember and the feeling’s still the same
And the pain inside of me goes on and on
Even now

Even now when I have come so far
I wonder where you are
I wonder why it’s still so hard without you
Even now when I come shining through
I swear I think of you
And God I wish you knew
Some how
Even now

"Even Now" midi courtesy of - 11/06/07

"Even Now" lyrics courtesy of - 11/06/07

Animated Broken Heart Clip art courtesy of - 11/06/07

 Bow and Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - uh, well, I dunno, but it's been in my files since 09/01/05

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!

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

Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

First Place Blue Ribbon clip art courtesy of - 11/07/07

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