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12/05/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

"Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears,
for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth,
overlying our hard hearts."

- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, 1860
(7 Feb 1812 - 9 June 1870)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We interrupt our regularly scheduled December Newsletters to bring you this special edition requested by     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL on 11/30/07 as a "Musical Appreciation Quiz.":

Hi, Carol:
Maybe this question will prompt a theme for one of your future Newsletters to the Typhoon Nation.
First off, I do not know the answer to my question and do hope that some genius with a great musical appreciation will identify the musical instrument being played as a solo in this song:
"Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" recorded by Gerry and The Pacemakers.
Is it an Oboe or a Tenor Saxophone Duet?
Doncha know, it is driving me crazy...or I would not have written to the Typhoon Nation for help!!!
Having lost some of my hearing to "Tanker's Ear" I need all the help I can get with this one.
Talk about memories...National Airlines flying out of Patrick Henry Airport. When I read your recent Newsletter making reference to National Airlines my mind morphed back to Patrick Henry Airport when we bid farewell to my younger sister Nancy Madagan Van Orden ('61) of FL as she left to report to Vietnam for duty as a Department of Defense civilian employee. Seems like yesterday when a strong emotion is triggered by memory of just a name. I can still see the insignia trade mark on the tail of that aircraft as it left Newport News.
Well, hope you like the suggestion for a musical theme, since it is a beautiful melody.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   We still have NO responses to Joe's question. Surely one of you knows this answer!

  "Anyone?  Anyone?"

   I did find this for you:

   Thanks for the theme - and the touching memory, Adonis!


 A Big Happy Birthday today to      Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA!  On the seventh, we'll have another Birthday Three-Fer!    Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND   Tim Parsons ('73) of VA will all be lighting candles!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  12/03/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, This IS a Christmas Tree, This is NOT a Holiday Tree":

Dear Carol / Dimples

It seems to me like people are finally standing up for their rights. Here is an E-Mail that says it all. It's not the first one I received and I hope it's not the last.

This is a Christmas tree.
It is not a Hanukkah bush,
it is not an Allah plant,
it is not a Holiday hedge.
It is a Christmas tree.

Say it... CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas


   Thank you, Herbie Darlin' - it's a beautiful Christmas tree!

   From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 12/03/07 - "Kuzzins":

Christmas is coming and hope you're getting ready, car or no car! 

Thanks for letting me know about my newly found kuzzin     Frances Goodson Wang ('65, MD).

Yep, we're related and didn't know it 'til your great work struck again in June, publishing her Dad's memorial site and obituary. As you can see in the picture, we both have the same genes -- we've both got blond/silver hair. My Grandaddy Clifford Goodson of Troy, Fluvanna County, VA, was 6-4 or better, her Grandaddy Lumon Marie Goodson, also of Troy, apparently was not as tall.
Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD and Norm Covert ('61) of MD Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD and Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD
Saturday, November 3, 2007
We recently had a great time together [with her son Devan and my wife Loretta (Ludwigsburg American HS '68)] covering the years of not knowing each other, while dining sumptuously at Cracker Barrel. She met Mother,    Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37, MD), who told her stories about Lumon Marie, Grandma Lois and their farm. I love corn bread, but still choked a bit on it. That's my Grandma's genes. Can't share everything.

Norm Covert ('61, MD)

   Wait a minute! I missed something here! I thought y'all just didn't realize that you lived so near one another in Maryland that you could easily visit after lo, these many years! I didn't realize that y'all didn't know you were cousins!!! WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!

   I think I'm speechless..... Thanks so much for sharing these images and the great story with us, Normie!

   By the way, your mama has beautiful blue eyes!!!

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 12/03/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, It's about time, "MERRY CHRISTMAS" TO EVERYBODY !!!":

Dear Carol / Dimples
Here is a poem by Sharon Steege. Frankly I don't know who she is BUT, She says it all.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS" to Everybody.
"Precious in His Sight"
Painting by Greg Olsen


Poem by
Sharon Steege

I don't know who they are
Saying I can't greet the crowd
The way that I want to
Can't say **CHRISTMAS** out loud.

I walk into a business place
See things that I rather not see
But dare I not say **CHRISTMAS**
And ask for a 'holiday' tree.

What happened to freedom of speech
And living in the land of the free
How can they take my **CHRISTMAS** money
But can't say **MERRY CHRISTMAS** to me.

Men and women have given their lives
So we could still go free
I wonder how they would feel
At saying

Come on
AMERICA let's wake up

Don't let our freedom escape
If they get by with doing this
What else will they take.

This is starting to get out of hand,
And I've begun to keep track
Well I've just about had enough

I hope this gets all over the net
If we all stand united and take freedom back
'Twill be our best CHRISTMAS YET!
Merry Christmas to ALL!!!
and Happy Birthday Jesus!
Always Remember:
God Loves You,
And So Do I !! 

   Thank you so much, Herbie Darlin'! I wasn't familiar with Sharon Steege, either, and in Googling her name found only that she is a minister's wife and a gifted poet - which we already knew.

   On the other hand, I did recognize the painting immediately. It's by LDS artist Greg Olsen, and is entitled, "Precious in His Sight":

   From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 12/03/07 - "A bit early, but beautiful!":

Merry Christmas, dear friends and family. 

lv, ev

Here's a gorgeous card that makes its rounds every Christmas.  Children and grandchildren will enjoy this one..... 
Merry Christmas to everyone. After you click on the link below, give it a few seconds to load.  After it loads, look for the instructions in the lower left of the card.   

   Thanks so much, Evelyn - This is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/04/07 - "A cute re-run":

   Thanks, Shari - This IS cute!

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 12/04/07 - "NNHS58 Reminder: Holiday Gathering, Next Tuesday -- 12/11/07":

We have about 30 RSVP's so far (see list at end of this message).  If you plan to attend, let me know so I can give a count estimate to Mike and Kippe.
Mike's Place
American, Irish, Seafood, Pub Fare Cuisine
458 Warwick Village Shopping Center (across from Cedar Lane)
Newport News
6PM Social (cash bar)
7PM Order dinner from the menu.
Join NNHS58 classmates for drinks and dinner at everyone's favorite Newport News gathering place to begin your Holiday Season.
Mike O'Neal's place offers some of the best food, at the best prices, to be found in Newport News.  It is located in the Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, across from the Cedar Lane entrance to the Mariners Museum.
We will gather in the private dining room for drinks and conversation at 6pm (cash bar) and order dinner at 7PM.  Kippe said she can handle individual orders so each of us can order from the menu and handle our bill and gratuity on a personal basis.
We will need for you to RSVP to me via email with names so I can give Mike and Kippe a count.
Please give classmates a call, particularly those who do not have email, and offer to forward their RSVP information to me.
Time & Date:  6PM, Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Place:  Mike's Place, An Irish Pub, (757) 599-5500
458 Warwick Village Shopping Center, Newport News, VA 23601-3240 (across from the entrance to Cedar Lane).
And once again.......
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Social:  6pm
Dinner:  7pm
RSVP's as of 12/3/07
Tzina Richman (1)
Jack & Mary Jane Tesh (2)
Joe & Letia Drewry (2)
John Munick (1)
Pamela Pennington Cherry & Billy Martin (2)
Bob Hedrick (1)
Dimples (0)
Tom & Norma (2)
LaRhue & John Mitchell (2)
Jim Wilson (0)
Carolyn Todd Taylor & Ernie (2)
Bob Beasley & Judy Barnes (2)
Allan & Ginny Willey (2)
Roger & Nancy Heflin (2)
Bill and Gary Fitzgerald (2)
Jim & Carlene Vannoy (2)
Margaret Elmore Tolly & Joe (0)
Mary Ann Mays Davis & Don (2)
Carolyn Dailey & Don Ellis (2)
Linda Garrick Silversmith (1)
Gail Gaskins Roberson (1)

   Thanks, Joe - Y'all have fun!

  From Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR - 12/04/07 - "Happy Hanukkah!":


You are an amazing person. I had almost forgotten about tonight being the first night of Chanukah, and then I lit the candles after reading your your web message. My wife is a Danish Lutheran, and we do celebrate all the holidays in our own traditions, with many people of mixed religions, etc.
And now we are reminded by a dedicated LDS of our own faiths. G-d bless you.
I did know Harold Abraham, and his wife Thelma, and her brother Robert. I grew up with Robert in Newport News, and knew the Abraham family quite well, as my Aunt Ida Satisky's father was also an Abraham related to that very family. Harold's father and Ida's father were brothers. They, as I remember, slaughtered beef in the Jewish/Kosher tradition for many generations of Jews on the Peninsula, and I remember them well, as my father was close to Harold, Phillip, and Elliot Abraham and their father. My dad, Aaron Satisky, managed the restaurant, as a franchise, at Nachman's from around 1946 until his death in 1954, at the age of 46.

Many of my classmates NNHS class of 1956 remember my father well. His closest friend was the near immortal   Julie Conn, with whom he grew up in Newport News.

I have attended every reunion of our class, even though I often traveled distances to get there, from Ft. Ord, California when I was a young Infantry officer for the 10th, until last year for our 50th. Twice I got the award as coming the most distance (we live in Lake Oswego, OR). I still think so fondly of my classmates and really like to see them, and many of us are dying off.  G-d willing we will do our reunion again in two more years. Both my sister and I went from Woodrow Wilson School to NNHS, but 11 years apart. What a great memory we both have of growing up in Newport News. Franki ('68) now lives just a mile from my wife and me here in Oregon, and last night we celebrated her 58th birthday.
Donnie Satisky
   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks so much, Donnie, you really touched my heart!

   I added a part of your message to Mr. Abraham's Memorial Newsletter:


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. 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. 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 

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

4. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/28/07 - "Feel good - AAAHHH!" (#2 in a series of 10):

Have a great week!

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God!

Play with simple things...

 "Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

   Thanks so much, Glenn! I love these images - and the advice is great!

   There's much more to come - next time! Meanwhile, Happy Hanukkah, Good Yule - and Merry Christmas!

   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

Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

(Gerry & The Pacemakers)

Don't let the sun catch you crying
The night's the time for all your tears
Your heart may be broken tonight
But tomorrow in the morning light
Don't let the sun catch you crying

The nighttime shadows disappear
And with that go all your tears, baby
For the morning will bring joy
For every girl and boy
Don't don't don't don't let the sun catch you crying
Oooo baby

You know that crying's not a bad thing
But stop your crying when the birds sing
Oh no no no

Oh yeah
Oooo oooo

Just don't forget that love's just a game
And it can always come again
So don't let the sun catch you crying
Don't let the sun catch you crying, baby

Tomorrow in the morning light
Everything gonna be all right
Tomorrow in the morning light
Everything gonna be all right
Tomorrow in the morning light
Everything gonna be all right
(repeat until fade

"Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" midi courtesy of - 12/01/07

"Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" lyrics courtesy of - 12/01/07

Sun clip art courtesy of - 10/19/05

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!!

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

Rising Sun Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/11/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

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

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

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