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12/14/07 - NNHS Newsletter
Mary, Did You Know?

"And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end."

- Luke 1: 30-33

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,                                              

   This theme is repeated from just one year ago today: :

  This song - a particular favorite of mine - and the accompanying paintings, which I thought would be unfamiliar to most of you, are my Christmas present to y'all.  Merry Christmas!

We have a Happy Birthday Two-Fer today! Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND    Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA are both be celebrating!  Tomorrow we'll have yet another Two-Fer! Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) and      Buster Vest ('63) of VA will both be lighting candles on the cake!

   Many Happy Regards to all of y'all!


1. Carolyn Whitehurst Hughes of SC - 12/14/07:

Friday 12/14/2007 3:23:22am
Name: Carolyn Whitehurst Hughes
Marital Status widow
City/Country: Charleston, SC
Hobbies gardening, dancing, genealogy
Comments I enjoy this site. I left NNHS in 1958 to move to NC. It is great to hear about old friends from Stonewall Jackson and NNHS.

   Thank you, Carolyn!

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 12/01/07 - "Christmas Card 2007":

What a busy year we had in 2007! First off, we moved from the Chicagoland, Illinois area to Southern Ohio. That was a big move, but a very good one. We are so grateful to be out of the city and into a small town. It suits us much better!

Brent was called into the Bishopric in our new ward after attending church two times. Crazy, eh? He’s doing a great job. He is now a District Director for the Simon Kenton Council, Chief Logan District. He is also in charge of running the Scout Office down here in Chillicothe. He also switched from Infantry to Cavalry this fall. He is learning to ride a horse, and is doing a pretty darn good job! We attended participated in several Reenactments this year.

Bethany, that’s me, had fun with our Cub Scout pack in Illinois, acting as the Committee Chair and a Den Leader. We did a lot of fun activities in that pack. Now, I’m Primary singing time leader, and the church Cub Scout Committee Chair. I do like Scouting. I decided to pull the kids out of regular school, and enroll them the Ohio Virtual Academy. Home school is fun, but hard work. It’s only my first week, but I think we’ll survive.
Christmas Card 2007

Jacob is getting so old. He turned 10 this year. In Illinois, he was in Orchestra, and learning to play the cello. He was doing pretty well when we had to leave. He had fun at Cub Scouts, with the Pinewood Derby, the Hot wheel Derby, Campouts, Service Projects, and Achievements. He earned his Webelos 1 badge this year. Jacob loves reading, hanging out with friends, and playing on the computer. Good job, Jacob.

Thomas turned 8 this year, and was baptized. We are so proud of Thomas, and this big step that he’s decided to take. He did very well in school, and almost always got straight A’s. ! He was very pleased with himself. After only a week in school, he made friends with everyone in the class. He’s a great reader, and loves people.

Emeline turned 6 this year, and grew so much. She’s such a cute and tall thing! She started Kindergarten this year. She was so excited to go to school, and make new friends. She is a very quick learner. She had a lot of fun this summer playing in the pool for hours on end. She really browned up! She is very excited to have her first loose tooth. It should be out soon!

Joseph turned 4 this year, and got to go to preschool for 2 months. It was a lot of fun for him. He was a little nervous the first day, but loved it after that. He is now in the Sunbeams, and gets to go to primary with his big brothers and sister. He has a different body style from the rest of us, and is unusually skinny “for a Harty”. But he’s sure cute!

Jimmy turned 2, and hit that all important “18 month” age. Nursery! He loves it in there. He is starting to talk, more and more each day. Lightning McQueen from Cars is his very favorite thing. He also likes candy, cars, and Grandma Lyn. Of all the kids, he’s learned to “SMILE” on cue the earliest. So funny.

We hope that this Christmas Card finds all of you in good health and spirits. Know that we think of you often, and pray for you too! We miss you all!

Brent, Bethany, Jacob, Thomas, Emeline, Joseph, and James Harty

   Thank you, Bethany - see y'all on Christmas Eve!

  From Gayle Bridgeman Botelis ('66) of VA? - 12/11/07 - "My Photo":

Hi Carol,

Hope the season finds you happy and well.

I know you're very busy, but wanted to respond to your note about adding my picture to the alumni list.  Please do so.  I just reviewed the list and it was great seeing my friends and classmates.  Thank you for keeping the Typhoons (and others) in touch.

Take care!

   Thanks, Gayle!  I've added your senior picture to your alumni page:

  Merry Christmas!

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  12/12/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, The red wagon.":

Dear Carol / Dimples
Here is a delightful story of the little red wagon.
The Red Wagon.

It was the day after Christmas. The pastor of a church was looking over their Nativity scene when he noticed the baby Jesus was missing from among the figures.

Immediately he turned and went outside and saw a little boy with a red wagon, and in the wagon was the figure of the little infant, Jesus. So he walked up to the boy and said, “Well, where did you get Him, my fine friend?”

The little boy replied, “I got him from the church.”

“And why did you take him?”

The boy said, “Well, about a week before Christmas, I prayed to the little Lord Jesus and I told him if he would bring me a red wagon for Christmas, I would give him the first ride in it.”

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'! This is so sweet! Merry Christmas!

From George Clark of PA? - 12/12/07 - "JFK":

Remember that moment well.  I was newly hired by Fidelity Bank in Philly.  After many weeks of spending a week in each department and other weeks  coin room and cash vault, I was sent to a branch at 21st and Wharton, where there was no station for me to work, so they had me at the coin wrapping machine, and I still remember the huge volume of business they did as many shops were in area.  Somebody said Kennedy shot in Texas.  And with a remembrance of all the cowboy movies that had been on TV, I envisioned a rifleman behind a sand dune and I still have that image in my head.  Also, I learned secondhand that I was in training for Head Teller, although I had little or no training as a Teller.  I can still visualize a flag at half mast. 

George Clark RM2 TACRON 22,  59 to 63

Trivia...What do these plates have in common?
EKY7551 Explorer
DDE3679 Maroon 4 door
GMK7134 Green Saturn (GMX ?)
GKK5911 Large White Sedan(10/11/06)
DAB6669 FOP plate
P/D7878H small light color
GDY9010 Explorer replaced 7551 Post accid
VW 708J Nu Joisy August 2000

   Thanks, George! I posted your memory on the JFK page:

   Your trivia question, of course, has me absolutely stumped.

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 12/12/07 - "Touching Bases":

Just wanted to take a moment and wish you and everyone in Typhoon Nation a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and please make it a SAFE Holiday.  I just finished the newsletter of today and saw the entry from      Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58 - of TX) concerning the English version of Idol, and the appearance of Paul Potts, who at the time sold cellular phones and sang opera.  Evelyn, recently I was in the record (records? do they still sell them?) store, or CD store, anyway I saw a CD of Paul Potts entitled "One Chance".  I am not a huge fan of opera, but I do recognize talent when I see or hear it.  I bought the CD and it is absolutely smashing.  He used the money he won on the show to fix his teeth and it's been rave after rave since.  I would highly recommend this album, it is simply astonishing.  The last two tracks are Christmas songs to boot, so it fits the season.  To BJDKH never did hear the threatened song!!!!! 

Everybody be Safe and Enjoy, and Remember the Reason for the Season.

Jay Styles, '68

   That's wonderful to know, Jay! Thank you, Sweetie - for everything!

   I myself had not noticed the second video - which definitely bears watching:

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 12/12/07 - "Cell-phone salesman.":

Carol / Evelyn -

I feel compelled to write to thank you and 
    Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58 - of TX) for the link to that amazing video of the Cell-phone salesman. I am not ashamed to say that his performance brought a tear to my eye as it did to yours. Of course, Nessun Dorma, sung properly, always has that effect on me.

Merry Christmas to all.

John London

I don't need a twelve-step program; I can stop buying wood-working tools any time I want to.


   Thank you, John! These two videos seem to have touched so many people!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/12/07 - "Marines-Together We Served":

Hi, Carol:
Please add this email address to your Address Book, and you have my permission to publish it on your website.

In fact, I am requesting that you publish it so members of the "TYPHOON Nation" who served in the United States Marine Corps might be able to contact me and request an invitation to the website, Marines-Together We Served which is a Marine only website. Since we opened this website just three years ago, it has grown to over 190,000 members and we are achieving our goal of re-connecting Marines.

I hope to hear from Bob Schweida ('54) of NH,   Sidney Melton ('64 - of NY),    Bobby Hilling,   Mickey Spivey ('65 - of FL),   Tim Parsons ('73 - of VA), and      Rip Collins ('65) of TN. Did I miss any other Marines? If so, please send me an email at this address and I will send you an invitation from the website. It is a free membership site, but we do have a premium membership for added features. Any of your subscribers who write to me will get an automatic upgrade to Premium Membership. Such a deal at year end, right?
Very soon we will be rolling out Army-Together We Served. It is in the test stage right now.
Finally, for those Sailors who served in the United States Navy, we have rolled out Navy-Together We Served. I do hope        Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) will be interested in this fine website, which has really been popular since it rolled out.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Joe! I've posted your email addy on your alumni page:

 Have these Marines already joined TWS?   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC,   Skip Wood ('65) of NC, andDale Parsons ('69) of HI. 

   Merry Christmas!

   From Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA (via snail mail) - 12/13/07:

Dear Carol,

I have continued to enjoy the NNHS website.  I do appreciate all the time you spend updating and keeping us informed.  Thanks again for all your hard work.

  ..... Best wishes for a happy 2008.  I'll keep you in my prayers.

Thanks again.

Lynn Hickman
Class of 63

P.S. Here's a little more recent picture of me if you want to add it to the site.  Thanks.


   Thanks so much, Lynn - for everything!

   I've added your senior portrait plus your newer image to your alumni page:

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  12/13/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Blonde and the snowplow.":

Dear Carol / Dimples
Here is a bit of humor for winter time.
Blonde and the snowplow.

Norman and his blonde wife live in Calgary. One winter morning while listening to the radio, they hear the announcer say, "We are going to have 8 to 10 centimeters of snow today. You must park your car on the even numbered side of the street, so the snowplow can get through." Norman's wife goes out and moves her car.

A week later while they are eating breakfast, the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 10 to 12 centimeters of snow today. You must park your car on the odd numbered side of the street, so the snowplow can get through." Norman's wife goes out and moves her car again.

The next week they are having breakfast again, when the radio announcer says "We are expecting 12 to 14 centimeters of snow today. You must park........... "then the electric power goes out. Norman's wife is very upset, and with a worried look on her face she says, "Honey, I don't know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snowplow can get through?"

With the love and understanding in his voice like all men who are married to Blondes exhibit, Norman says, "Why don't you just leave it in the garage this time?"

   GIGGLES! Thanks again, Herbie Darlin'!

From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 12/13/07 - "Merry Christmas":

Ho Ho HO.....have a great one!

If you see a fat man
Who's jolly and cute,
Wearing a beard
And a red flannel suit,

And if he is chuckling
And laughing away,
While flying around
In a miniature sleigh

With eight tiny reindeer
To pull him along,
Then let's face it...

Your eggnog's too strong!

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Judy! Merry Christmas to You!

  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 12/13/07 - "How Adam Got Eve -- Priceless":

How Adam Got Eve -- Priceless

Adam was hanging around the garden of Eden feeling very lonely.

So, God asked him, "What's wrong with you?"

Adam said he didn't have anyone to talk to.

God said that He was going to make Adam a companion and that it would be a woman. He said, "This pretty lady will gather food for you, she will cook for you, and when you discover clothing, she will wash it for you. She will always agree with every decision you make and she will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong, and when you've had a disagreement, she will praise you! She will bear your children and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them. She will NEVER have a headache and will freely give you love and passion whenever you need it."

Adam asked God, "What will a woman like this cost?"

*God replied, "An arm and a leg."

Then Adam asked, "What can I get for a rib?"

Of course the rest is history............!!!!

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Elaine!

    From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 12/13/07 - "Bethany sent you a JibJab greeting":

Lucky you!  Bethany cared enough to send you a JibJab Sendables(tm) greeting instead of a crappy e-card!

To see it, click here or copy and paste this url into your browser:

Message from Bethany:
Aren't they so cute!

   Yes, of course, they're adorable! I can scarcely wait to see you all again next week!  Thanks, Bethany!


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

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/28/07 - "Feel good - AAAHHH!" (#9 in a series of 10):

Have a great week!

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

Leave the rest to God!

Change your look...

 "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, 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

Mary, Did You Know?

 Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
That your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered
Will soon deliver you

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will calm the storm with his hand?
Did you know
That your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby
You've kissed the face of God

Mary, did you know?
The blind will see
The deaf will hear
The dead will live again
The lame will leap
The dumb will speak
The praises of the Lamb

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know
That your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding
Is the Great I Am

"Mary, Did You Know?" midi courtesy of - 12/02/06

"Mary, Did You Know?" lyrics courtesy of - 12/02/06

Images of The Lord Jesus Christ (painted by Simon Dewey, Del Parson, Greg Olsen, and others) courtesy of - 12/02/06
and of - 12/04/06

Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/29/05 (resaved 12/14/11 - sic)

Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/21/05

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

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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!

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

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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