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01/09/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Did You Ever See a Lassie?

"Kids: they dance before they learn
there is anything that isn't music."

- William Stafford
(17 Jan 1914 - 28 Aug 1993)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This is another song that my mama           the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25), used to sing to me. I think it's safe to say I've entered into a somewhat extended period of "I-Wan'-Ma-Mama" syndrome.....


    Happy Birthday today to Joan Burcher Green ('57)!

   Happy Birthday later this week to our other friends:
10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND
   Bob Parrish ('68) of VA AND My #3 Daughter-in-Law,    Brandy Beger Harty of IL;
11 - My Brother-in-Law, the late
   Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (01/11/32  - 05/07/05) AND      Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND    Ron Smith ('65) of VA AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


  From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 01/05/08 - "SUSPENSE For Ft. Monroe: please send brief e-mail to Army":

Note: To reach any of the Web or e-mail addresses mentioned in this message, it might be necessary to copy and paste the address into your browser or e-mail message.)  

This is a special update from Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park ( asking you to help protect Fort Monroe by writing an e-mail note to the U.S. Army at by January 9 (if you have not done so already). Your note will help ensure that Fort Monroe, i.e. all of its 570 acres, is protected in its entirety as a "Grand Public Place" for everyone.

Because privatization, i.e. the selling off of the land to developers, at Fort Monroe is the greatest single threat to Fort Monroe’s historic character, we believe that the most important opinions that anyone can express to the Army are:

The guidelines that the Army sets up must provide for positive, effective steps to ensure that all of Fort Monroe's 570 National Historic Landmark acres, not just the moated fortress, is respected and protected from any and all adverse effects, including privatization.

* The "adaptive reuse" of any current Fort Monroe properties, though highly constructive and beneficial, must take place through leasing, not sales, because leases will allow significantly greater and more effective protection over the coming decades and centuries -- as opposed to conservation easements and covenants which, among other things, have the drawback of being a one-shot attempt to forecast the kind of protection needed years in the future, and may miss the mark.
* The best way to ensure the permanent well-being of Fort Monroe will be to designate a high-level steward, likely federal in some way, that is insulated from day-to-day local politics and that would oversee all of Fort Monroe's 570 acres.
The Army doesn't make decisions about whether Fort Monroe will become a park or be developed, but under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Army does set up guidelines that must be followed in the future by any entity having ownership or jurisdiction.
With involvement by citizens and interested organizations including Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park, the Army is now writing those guidelines. There have been public meetings, as announced in an earlier update message.
The public is encouraged to submit comments by e-mail ( or by regular mail (Directorate of Public Works, Attention: Jennifer Guerrero, 318 Cornog Lane, Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1110). The deadline is January 9. A brief note is all that's needed, though brevity isn't mandatory.
If you like, you can instead answer the Army's questionnaire, available at . This requires some familiarization with the process. (However, you might like to see and make use of the response submitted by Alec Gould, a former superintendent of Colonial National Historical Park who advises CFMNP and who really understands what needs to happen at Fort Monroe. In our own submissions, some of us are deliberately echoing what he wrote, which is posted at .)  
But brief comments in your own words will do fine. The most important part is that you do make some kind of response. The Army has already shown that it really does hear every voice.
We respectfully ask friends of Fort Monroe to consider that all 570 acres of Fort Monroe and Old Point Comfort , not just the moated fortress, is historic. That's why a half-century ago, our nation designated all 570 acreas of Fort Monroe, not just the moated fortress, a National Historic Landmark. (And if you haven't seen the new Fort Monroe documentary "Kingdom by the Sea," it's available online at .)
Today, however, inappropriate and financially unnecessary private development threatens this precious land. That's why the Civil War Preservation Trust, the largest organization dedicated to preserving Civil War sites, declared Fort Monroe "at risk." And that's why APVA Preservation Virginia included Fort Monroe among eleven "Most Endangered Historic Sites in Virginia."
By sending an e-mail note to the Army, you can help ensure that the National Historic Landmark in its entirety is respected, and that it is protected from inappropriate, financially unnecessary residential and commercial development.
Thanks very much. Soon during January we will also be asking people to write letters -- not e-mail, but letters -- to the National Park Service.
If you shouldn't be receiving these updates, or if you have a comment, please let me know by reply e-mail. Thanks.
-Steve Corneliussen
Vice President, Communications
Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park (

   Thank you, Sandra!

   Time grows short, Sweetie Pies! Please take time out of your busy schedules to write a few lines about this! It's so important, not only for ourselves, but for future generations!

From Mike White ('67) of VA - 01/08/08 - " Kids Ideal Of Marriage":

More gems from the youth of America.
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
 -- Camille, age 10  
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.            
                                      -- Derrick, age 8
Both don't want any more kids.
 -- Lori, age 8 
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough
 -- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)
On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that Usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
 -- Martin, age 10
I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
 -- Craig, age 9
When they're rich.
 -- Pam, age 7 
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
 - - Curt, age 7
The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
 -- Howard, age 8
It's better for girls to be single! but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
 -- Anita, age 9 (bless you child)
 There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
 -- Kelvin, age 8
 And the #1 Favorite is.......
 Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
 -- Ricky, age 10 

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Mike! These are great!  

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/08/08 - "PERSPECTIVE":


One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.

They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?'
'It was great, Dad.'
'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.
'Oh yeah,' said the son.
'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?' asked the father.
The son answered:
'I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool  that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.
We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.
Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.
We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.
We buy our food, but they grow theirs.
We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added,  'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'
Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

   Thanks so much, Joyce!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/08/08 - "If You Don't Know God - DON'T MAKE STUPID REMARKS!!!":


I deem this good enough for the Newsletter, please print at your discretion !

Sepi aka Dimples

If you don't know GOD, don't make stupid remarks!!!!!!! 

A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments.  He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan . One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist.....

One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, 'God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 minutes.' The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, 'Here I am God. I'm still waiting.

It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him off the platform.

The professor was out cold.

The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently.

The other students were shocked and stunned and sat there looking on in silence.

The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked, 'What the heck is the matter with you? Why did you do that?

The Marine calmly replied, 'God was too busy today protecting America 's soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid stuff and act like an idiot.  So, He sent me!"

   Thank you, Dimples! By the way, I have little to no discretion; I thought you knew.....

   Also, this is no doubt an apocryphal story, but then not everything has to be real to be true, does it?!?

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/08/08 - "Cute jokes and the meaning of peace":

Have a great day!
Top 10 coolest aquariums.
Man has the same bedroom for 100 years. I'm guessing he had an extremely happy childhood.
One night while I was cat-sitting my daughter's indoor feline, it escaped outside. When it failed to return the following morning, I found the beast clinging to a branch about 30 feet up in a spindly tree. Unable to lure it down, I called the fire department.  

"We don't do that anymore," the woman dispatcher said. When I persisted, she was polite but firm. "The cat will come down when it gets hungry enough."  

How do you know that?" I asked.  

"Have you ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree?" she said.  

Two hours later the cat was back, looking for breakfast. 
Mary was having a tough day and had stretched herself out on the couch to do a bit of what she thought to be well-deserved complaining and self- pitying.

She moaned to her mom and brother, "Nobody loves me.. the whole world hates me!"

Her brother, busily occupied playing a game, hardly looked up at her and passed on this encouraging word: "That's not true, Mary. Some people don't even know you."
"Whether it's praise, love, criticism, money, time, power, punishment, space, sorrow, laughter, need, pain, or pleasure... the more of it that you give, the more of it you will receive."
(I like the quote, but it said it was from The Universe...hmmmm?)
Getting candle wax off of carpet
Fill a metal pan with ice cubes. Put it right on top of the candle wax until the wax is frozen solid. Then hit it with a small hammer to break up the wax. Vacuum up wax bits. Apply dry-cleaning solvent on a clean cloth to remove any residue.

The Meaning of Peace

There was once a king who offered a prize to the artist who could paint the best picture of peace.  Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures, but there were only two that he really liked, and he had to choose between them.

One picture was of a calm lake.  The lake was a perfect mirror for the peaceful towering mountains all around it.  Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds.  All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.

The second picture had mountains, too.  But these were rugged and bare.  Above was an angry sky from which rain fell, and in which lightening played.  Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall.  This did not look peaceful at all.

But when the king looked, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock.  In the bush a mother bird had built her nest.... a perfect picture of peace.

Which of the pictures won the prize?

The king chose the second picture.

Do you know why?

"Because," explained the king, "peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.  That is the real meaning of peace."

That is the REAL meaning of peace.

~Author Unknown~

   Thanks, Shari!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/08/08 - "AMAZINGLY SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES":


1. If you are choking on an ice cube simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat. Presto! The blockage will instantly remove itself.

2. Avoid cutting yourself slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold while you chop.

3. Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by using the shower.

4. For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a t! imer.

5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you will be afraid to cough.

7. You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

8. Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them

Daily Thought: 

 Joyce Cahoon

   WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Thanks so much, Joyce; I can hardly wait to try some of these!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/08/08 - "Carol, here is a link to the military tribute (sent by     Johnnie Bateman  - '67 / '70 - of VA on 01/06/08)": 

 PDF's won't open for me until I place on my desktop. You have to install an Adobe reader.

   Thank you so much, Shari! I see it was a Super Bowl commercial - no wonder it's so good!

   I do have an adobe reader. I can open PDF's with no problem. I just can't convert them for use on Front Page.  They just look at me like I'm a dummy.  Go figure.....

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 01/08/08 - "    Bethany's (Winona HartySiuslaw HS, OR - '94 - of OH) Video":

Hi Carol, loved the video of the civil war! Your family is SO amazing.

One little thing. Does
        Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of OH) really shoot? It seems to me that in the picture of him holding the gun and taking aim - he has the wrong eye open. Does he? I'm wondering if those guns where that long and heavy maybe they had to use their jaw to brace it with and take aim with the other eye?

Did I ever tell you I won a turkey shoot once? My dad was so proud! I was 13 and the biggest 4'10", 90 pound tomboy you ever saw. I beat 20 men! Now I can't see the barn!

Loving ya,
Linda May

   Honey, I don't know nuffin' 'bout no guns!!! (English major, you know...)

   But Brent does. He brought a couple of the reenactment guns with him when they came to visit. As to what he's doing in the shot to which you refer, I plead total ignorance, but he does know how to shoot.

   You won a turkey shoot at 13? That's mighty impressive, Linda May! Congratulations!!!

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 01/08/08:

Aww, I hope you're feeling better!

   Well, uh, some, ah, no, not really..... But THANKS!

Did you know that I went to an Elvis concert....well, I did as a fetus, anyway!!!!

   No, Bethany, I did NOT know that - SO COOL!!!  

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/08/08:


Hope you are feeling better, it's not like you to sleep so much !  That is frightening,  if you don't feel better soon, you need to see a doctor,  concerned but not worried.


   Thanks, Dimples!

   The, uh, doctor thing is quite out of the question, of course, as I have no medical insurance.  My basic plan is to say to myself, "WOO-HOO, you're all better now!" - and if I truly believe, I will be!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/08/08 - "Elvis' 73rd Birthday":

You MUST have been as tired as you said you were.  The lyrics and attribution are for "Can't Help Falling In Love", but the MIDI is "Love Me Tender".

Seems you forgot to change it from the 2007 Elvis' birthday edition. ;-)

Get some rest!!!!!!

   ARGHHH!!! And after all that searching, too! Thanks for noticing, Brown Eyes!

   (I found David's note just after 11:00 PM, and after making the switch, took his most excellent advice and went to bed.) 

    I need to go lie down again, so I'm cutting this one short, too.  I'm so sorry.....

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOON FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Did You Ever See a Lassie?

- Unknown

Did you ever see a lassie,
A lassie, a lassie
Did you ever see a lassie
Go this way and that?
(Girls curtsey)

Go this way and that way,
Go this way and that way
(Girls continue to curtsey)

Did you ever see a lassie
(Girls stand still)

Go this way and that?
(Girls curtsey)

Boys Sing to Girls, or Partners:

Did you ever see a laddie,
A laddie, a laddie
Did you ever see a laddie
Go this way and that?
(Boys salute)

Go this way and that way,
Go this way and that way
(Boys continue to salute)

Did you ever see a laddie
(Boys stand still)

Go this way and that?
(Boys salute)

"Did You Ever See a Lassie?" midi courtesy of - 01/09/08

"Did You Ever See a Lassie?" lyrics courtesy of - 01/09/08

Dancing Irish Couple clip art courtesy of - 01/09/08

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Small Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/16/05

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

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!

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

Siuslaw High School Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

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