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11/23/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
More Than You Know

“Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm,
but willing to draw blood in its defense.”

- Mark Overby

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The Thanksgiving themed Newsletters begin tomorrow, so there's still time for one more melancholy old blues number.

BONUS #1 - - More Than You Know - Johnny Mathis - a definitive arrangement with a pretty slide show!

BONUS #2 - - More Than You Know - Mel Torme with the Marty Paich Orchestra, 1988 - Hmmm - beautiful version, but he seriously reinterpreted the lyrics, changing the entire meaning, by switching a few pronouns here and there.....

BONUS #3 - - More Than You Know - Jane Monheit with Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar and Joe Martin on bass, 2003


1. From My Friend, Timpani Treat Puckett of IL - 11/22/09:

If everyone could keep my family in their prayers this week, I would appreciate it. My brother, Matthew Treat, was attacked by a man with a knife in the Walgreen's in Edwardsville parking lot this weekend. His left hand was cut when he tried to grab the knife to keep from being stabbed, and his right hand is broken from defending himself. Thank you so much!

   YOWZERONI!  What a frightening story, Timpani! We'll certainly keep you all in our hearts and prayers!

2.       From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/22/09 - "Prayer Request":

Please pray for..... my friend Laura in a Cairo, Egypt hospital, with high fever and suffering from an infection, following a snakebite wound. She has already lost some tissue and may need more removed, as the infection is deep. The surgeons are fighting for her to keep her leg.

Much thanks.

   SNAKEBITE - YIKESERONI!!!  We'll pray for Laura, too! Thanks, Shari!

3.   Tim Wilson of NY, son of My Cousin,         Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA: Tim sustained the most damage to his face and eyes.  He endured the surgery well, and has a drainage tube inserted into his eye.  His prognosis is excellent.


   Happy Birthday today to    Sandra Ray ('61) of VA AND    John Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND Fayetta Covert Stansbury (Ferguson HS - '72) of FL!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

25 -   Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA;

26 - Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND   Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV;

27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;

29 - Jimmy Key ('57);

30 -      Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


November 23, 1940 - Romania became a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.

November 23, 1943 - The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg was destroyed. It was eventually rebuilt in 1961 and called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

November 23, 1943 - During World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert Islands.

November 23, 1945 -
The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended.


Monday, November 23, 1964 - Athlete Frank Rutherford was born in the Bahamas.

        From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 11/22/09 - "The Cost of Living":

Dear Miss Typhoon,

I think it is that time of year for you to re-educate your readers on the annual cost for the publication of your newsletter so we can see once again the cost you incur in doing such a great job and in keeping the Typhoon Nation alive and together.  The readers need to help out and contribute to your expenses!

God Bless,

George Helliesen, 61

    Well, bless your heart, George, you are such a thoughtful Sweetie-Pie!

    Okay, the high speed internet service is $35.00 per month, and the website service provider is $150.00 per year, due by February 26.  So what's that - $670.00 a year? 

    Then there's my time.  Let's see, I bill my time at $100.00 per hour, and I invest an average of ten hours a day, so that's $1000.00 a day, and ......

   Oh, sorry, I couldn't help myself! I'll try to behave! Thanks again, George!

  From Carol Moell Marcella ('56) of VA - 11/21/09 - "RE: 11/01/09 - All Saints Day":

Hi, Carol,

I see that picture of       Mickey (Marcella - 54 - of VA) was on the e-mail today (finally posted on 11/20/09) with that picture of him years and years ago.  Even had a cigarette in his mouth, which he stopped almost 20 years ago. 

We would like to send you $10 for your site and would like your mailing address.  Thanks for what you do, Carol.

Love, Carol Marcella

   Thank you so much, Carol, that would be lovely - and I'm glad to know Mickey stopped smoking!

      From Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA - 11/22/09 - "Thanks.":


Thanks for carrying my Haiti column. Happy Thanksgiving.


   Thank you for sharing it with us - and a blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours, Harry!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/22/09 - "Covert Letter":

Hi, Carol:

Thank you for sharing the Covert Letter with us through your Newsletter      Harry Covert ('57) of VA has a servant's heart, and is being used in a mighty way through his ministry. Harry is a word smith, par excellence, so if he was too exhausted to describe the living conditions of the people in Port Au Prince he had to be devastated.

My several visits to this city as a young Marine, were while I was on duty as a Marine Orderly for the Commodore of our Amphibious Squadron and the Captain of our amphibious command ship. The impressions gained from the formal receptions at the palace, and the ceremonial parades around the grounds were quickly lost when just a few blocks away one could observe the most abject poverty one can imagine. Corrupt politicians are the likely cause of this malady.

More astounding to a visitor was seeing the huge fires in the mountainside where Voodoo was being practiced by the Haitians led by their Witch Doctors. The Witch Doctors use a combination of ingredients to place a person in a coma, that results in no detectable vital signs, and the person is presumed dead, and placed in a coffin in preparation for burial.

The next day the Witch Doctor will visit the gravesite, open the casket and administer ammonia to the person in the coma, and when the comatose person is aroused, the Witch Doctor claims power to return one from the dead. No wonder these ignorant Haitians are imprisoned in poverty. So it is such a blessing to hear of efforts to bring the truth and the love of God to these people. Thank you, Harry!!!

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   YOWZERONI! Thank you for that chilling background information, Adonis - and I'll give a loud "AMEN" to your words about Harry!

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 11/22/09 - "   Margot Lenore Byrd":

Hi Carol,

I'm finally getting around to sending pictures of my granddaughter Margot in the christening gown that I made for her. Not that I'm at all partial, but I think that she is a beautiful little girl!!! The actual baptism took place on Nov. 1, and I wanted to send some pictures sooner, but first you were gone, and I have been otherwise swamped.

     OH, WOW! A beautiful dress for a beautiful baby! Thanks for sharing these with us, Jean!

   From the fact that these images were taken 19 days after "The Big Event", I can only surmise that you were "playing doll babies" - which is one of the biggest blessings of having a sweet little baby nearby! (More than ever I wish I could locate your baby picture, Jean; I'm a-thinking that Lenore looks very much like YOU!)  

Friday, November 20, 2009 - Margot Lenore Byrd
Hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Love, Jean

PS  Tell         Cheryl (White Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) that I will be praying for her son (   Tim Wilson of NY).

   Thank you, Lady - same to you and yours - and I passed your note along to Cheryl!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/22/09 - "An Inspiration": - All things Bright and Beautiful

   How charming! Thanks again, Shari!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA AND   From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 11/22/09 - "A patriotic gesture request - Xerox is doing it again this year.":

Easy to do. Pick the card and message. Good idea Xerox! Very talented children doing the artwork.

If you go to this web site,, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.
How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! It is FREE and it only takes a second.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them.
This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time and please take the time to pass it on for others to do.  We can never say enough thank you's. 
Thanks for taking to time to support our military!

   EXCELLENT! Thank you, Sweetie-Pies!


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

  Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/21/09:

The Army

A man was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands.

He grabbed the man by the hand and pulled him aside.

The Pastor said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!"

The man replied, "I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor."

Pastor questioned, "How come I don't see you except at Christmas and Easter?"

He whispered back, "I'm in the secret service."

1. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - The Class of 1957 will hold its Holiday Party at Angelo's on Route 17.  RSVP no later than December 6.  For details, contact Pat Beck Letzinger at - CLASS OF 1957
2. Saturday, December 12, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will again encourage the Laugh-A Lot Breakfast Bunch at 9:00 AM at the Candlelight Kitchen Rest in Croaker (Williamsburg). Directions: Take I-64 to Croaker Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candlelight Rest on Right. - OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS!
3. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its annual Gathering and Dinner at Al Fresco Italian Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue. For details, contact Joe Drewry at - CLASS OF 1958 AND “other NNHS alums and friends of our 1958 class are invited to join with us”!
4. 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
5. 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 - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/23/09

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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More Than You Know

Music by Vincent Youmans, 1929
(27 Sept 1898 - 05 Apr 1946)

Lyrics by Billy Rose (06 Sept 1899 – 10 Feb 1966) and Edward Eliscu (02 Apr 1902 – 18 June 1998)

Whether you are here or yonder
Whether you are false or true
Whether you remain or wander
I am growing fonder of you

Even though your friends forsake you
Even though you don't succeed
Wouldn't I be glad to take you
Give you the break you need

More than you know, more than you know
Girl of my heart, I love you so
Lately I find, you're on my mind
More than you know

Whether you're right, whether you're wrong
Girl of my heart, I'll string along
I need you so
Much more than you'll ever know

Loving you the way that I do
There's nothing I can do about it
Loving may be all you can give
But baby I can't live without it

Oh how I'd cry, oh how I'd cry
If you got tired, and said good-bye
More than I'd show
More than you'd ever know

 "More Than You Know" midi (sequenced by Bill Basham) courtesy of - 11/12/09

"More Than You Know" lyrics courtesy of - 11/22/09

"I Love You" Image courtesy of - 11/23/09

Hearts with Roses clip art and Roses and Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy
of - 03/13/06

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

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

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