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11/19/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Just When I Needed You Most

“Come back to me in dreams; that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low,
As long ago, my love, how long ago.”

Christina Rossetti
(5 Dec 1830 - 29 Dec 1894)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I stumbled across this midi while looking for something else, and I really love the melody.  The words aren't too shabby either.

   To hear the late Randy Vanwarmer sing the original version, click here:

   Here's Dolly's version for your enjoyment - with backup from Allison: 

   And here's one by Tim:


   OOPS! My frazzled brain has led me to miss a Birthday Three-Fer! Someday I really must learn how to count...
Happy Belated Birthday - with my deepest apologies - to 
  Joe Drewry ('58) of VA,    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA, AND   Ann Allen ('65) of FL, all of whom were celebrating birthdays yesterday!

   On Friday, we have another Three-Fer:   Sandra Ray ('61) of VA,   John Howard ('66) of VA, AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA!  On Saturday,     Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA will be celebrating, followed by    Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR on Sunday!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

    From Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA - 11/17/07:

Dear Carol:
.....Thanks again for all of your tremendous and dedicated work on behalf of all Typhoons and Typhoon wannabes.
Harry Covert

   Thanks so much, Harry - I really appreciate that!

  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/17/07 - "Texas":

What do I like about Texas? 
< > watch video

   WOWZERS!!! Great video - and cool place! Thanks, Glenn! And congratulations to all y'all Texican Typhoons!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/17/07 - "John's Little Place":

While thumbing thru my copy of the 1949 Anchor,
a name jumped off the page at me - "Neofitou."

WOWZERS!!! That certainly makes a nice, personal addition to the page! Thanks so much, Captain!

   I've added your great find to that page:

1949 Anchor
Ethel Neofitou


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/17/07 - "Bobby Vee...":

When we were in Branson in September we saw the Dick Clark American Bandstand show featuring Bobby Vee, Fabian, Chris Montez, and one of the original Chiffons.  Bobby Vee told the story about being called in to play in the show after Buddy Holly's plane crashed.  He said it was his first big break and that even though Elvis was considered "the king of rock and roll" as far as he was concerned, Buddy Holly was the king.  By the way, Fabian is STILL HOT.

   Well, it's nice to know that there is at least SOME constancy in the world - WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Jean!

  From Judy Philips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/17/07 - "Sending Your Way ~":

I needed this!  Maybe you do, too.  Thanks for the prayers!

Sending Your Way ~

 Gods way of sending a smile our way!!!!!! 


   Thanks, Judy!!! This extraordinary image has been making the rounds because it's touching our hearts with its message of hope.  I'm posting it again - complete with the Blue Ribbon which        Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC) awarded to Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL (presumably for being the first of many to share it with us), because it's such a great reminder of our many blessings this Thanksgiving week.

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/17/07 - "iron man competition ; )":

A groaner in picture form.

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Shari!


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/17/07 - "You are fast!!! (RE: Recipe Exchange)":

Your recipes were the first ones I received.  I will have to try them soon.  I talked to both of my kiddies today and so I am very happy about that.  Bex will be with us four days at Christmas.  We have not heard where Chuck will go on his R&R but we will meet him there WHEREVER!!! 

Are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner?  I am cooking.  I hope to give all the leftovers to guests because I hate thanksgiving leftovers!  I know, it is weird...I like pizza on the day after...

Love, Jeanb

   Well, lemme see.  My four sons in Illinois are all getting together with their families at        Randolph's (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '92 - of IL) home.  If I counted heads correctly, that'll make eleven there, plus I believe they invited one or two others to share it with them. 

   In Ohio,   Bethany's (Winona Harty - Siuslaw HS, OR - '94 - of OH) parents are coming out from Oregon to not only have Thanksgiving with them, but to witness       Tommy's baptism on the weekend.  That'll be nine people.

   We had originally planned for           Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02 - of VA),   Diana (Lyons Harty - Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05), and         Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of VA) to come down from the Sacred Soil to be with us, but now they can't afford it, and neither can we afford to go up to Lexington, so I suppose the three of them will spend the day alone together..

   We could go over to        Eleanor's (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) to have dinner with them there (her son   Kevin and his wife Leslie and their three sons are coming to spend some time with her).

   Someone gave us a turkey which is still in the freezer, and someone else is bringing us a nice ham.  I promised to make a pecan pie and some of my special rice pudding.  Generally speaking, with only the two of us, I'm leaning towards just going to Cracker Barrel or Golden Corral.  Maybe Arby's.....

   Thanks, Jean! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL- '97) - 11/17/07 - "RE: Recipe Exchange":

Hey, this recipe talk reminds me.  What kind of stuff did we normally have at Thanksgiving?  We keep talking about what to make, but none of us can think of much beyond the obvious turkey, stuffing, potatoes, etc.  I figured since you take pictures of the dinners, you could give us some ideas of dishes. 

Thanks, love ya, and talk to ya later.

   You've come to the right place, Faniel! 
 Back in '99, I kept having a problem remembering that myself, only to be properly horrified if I accidentally omitted something "crucial" to any holiday gathering (I suppose I was expecting an armed Holiday Dinner Patrol to arrive from Martha Stewart or something).  To prevent such a thing, I finally constructed the all-time inclusive list for our Christmas album so I wouldn't have to think so hard every holiday season.  To see that page again, and in fact, for a rather substantial listing of recipes and images, see this Newsletter from last year:

   Love you!

Thanks, that's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for.

Love ya.

   Thanks for the sweet reminder of all our huge Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, Pudlet! We did know how to have fun together!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/18/07 - "Click on Pumpkin Pie----Happy Thanksgiving!!!!":


   Mmmmm - pumpkin pie! Thanks for that beautiful - and entertaining - card, Jean! Have a blessed Thanksgiving yourself!

        From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 11/18/07 - "Your foot":

Carol, what did you do to your foot ?


   Well, Lady, that's a good question.  I wish I had a good answer!  It started throbbing on Tuesday night, and I went to bed thinking it would be all gone by morning.  I was wrong; it was much worse.  So I stayed off it for Wednesday and Thursday, and by Friday afternoon the pain -whatever it was - was gone.

   Thanks for asking, Sepi!

  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 11/18/07 - "Sweet Perfume":

Dear Carol,
A few weeks ago I was driving somewhere with my daughter and "American Pie" came on my oldies station. We started singing together (at 21, she knows all the words) and I started crying. It was hard for me to explain the feelings that song evokes.
Please thank your niece,     Shari, for sharing the "American Pie" video with us. It explains those feelings much more eloquently than I ever could.
An interesting phenomenon: I sent the video to friends and family. I am receiving emails like crazy with their memories.

We all love nostalgia. That's why we're here, visiting and revisiting our childhood memories. But it's important to remember that among the "good ol' days," there were some pretty dark nights.
Love and Peace,

   Thank you so much, Chris!


The NNHS Class of 1958 Holiday Gathering will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 6:00 PM
(Dinner at 7:00 PM) at Mike's Place, An Irish Pub, (757-599-5500) 458 Warwick Village Shopping Center, (
Hilton Village,
across from the Cedar Lane entrance to the
Mariners' Museum
), Newport News, VA 23601-3240.

The NNHS Class of 1957 Holiday Party will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 6:00 PM
Angelo's (Route 17), Newport News, VA.


1. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2007 - Watch the Daily Press for an article about many of the old Typhoons, Crabbers and Farmers who for years have been meeting every Tuesday morning for breakfast at the Warwick Motel Restaurant in Newport News.

2. 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

3. Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 6:00 PM - Class of 1958 Holiday Party - Mike O'Neal's (Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, across from the Cedar Lane entrance to the Mariners' Museum) - NNHS CLASS OF 1958 

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

5. 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 -  11/03/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Look at these Unusual Old Pictures!" - #8 in a Series of 8:

Dear Carol / Dimples,
Unusual old pictures!  
Look closely at the pictures, they are soldiers and sailors.  
During the WW I years, Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas made some incredible human pictures by using thousands of sailors or soldiers in uniform to create the following images.

   WOWZERONI!!! This has been a fascinating look backwards! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!

   In the interest of time, I'm cutting this off here, and saving at least ten new items for tomorrow - or the next time, anyway!

   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

Just When I Needed You Most

Written by Randy Vanwarmer
(30 Mar 1955 - 12 Jan 2004)

You packed in the morning, I stared out the window
And I struggled for something to say
You left in the rain without closing the door
I didn't stand in your way.

But I miss you more than I missed you before
And now where I'll find comfort, God knows
'Cause you left me just when I needed you most
Left me just when I needed you most.

Now most every morning, I stare out the window
And I think about where you might be
I've written you letters that I'd like to send
If you would just send one to me.

'Cause I need you more than I needed before
And now where I'll find comfort, God knows
'Cause you left me just when I needed you most
Left me just when I needed you most.

You packed in the morning, I stared out the window
And I struggled for something to say
You left in the rain without closing the door
I didn't stand in your way.

Now I love you more than I loved you before
And now where I'll find comfort, God knows
'Cause you left me just when I needed you most
Oh yeah, you left me just when I needed you most
You left me just when I needed you most

"Just When I Needed You Most" midi courtesy of - 11/16/07

"Just When I Needed You Most" lyrics courtesy of - 11/16/07

scorpio777's PhotoShoped Rendition of "Lost Love" courtesy of - 11/18/07
(Original Painting can be seen at

Quill Pen clip art divider courtesy of - 06/14/04

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 Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

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

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

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

Siuslaw High School Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 05/27/07

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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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