01/30/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme comes in answer to a request on 01/25/08 from Joe Madagan ('57) of FL:
Here is a song theme to cheer you up. "Oh, Carol" by Neil Sedaka. I know you would never select it on your own, so do consider it as a special request.
Thanks, Joe! You're right - such a thought would never have occurred to me! But finding it was an easy matter, as it's been on my personal web page for nearly five years now, thanks to Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA:
There ya go, Adonis!
And here's the original version:
Neil Sedaka - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdsDXgILDsg
From Donna Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA - 01/29/08:
Donna Vest Hagerman (Class of 1971)
Certainly, Donna! Thanks so much for letting us know!
- TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today to Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN and tomorrow to Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC!
On February 1, Paul Dobie ('66) of CO will be observing a Major Milestone!
February 2 brings us not only Groundhog Day, but another Four-Fer of sorts: Porter Phillips Booker ('57), the late Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) of VA - 1939 (deceased - 08/26/05), John Patterson ('59) of Northern VA , AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!
On February 3, Maynard Thweatt ('57) will be having a Super Bowl Birthday!
Many Happy Returns to you all!
From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 01/27/08 - "Class of 1971":
OOPS! My blooper! At the time of Linda's death, we had begun running Memorial Newsletters, but had not even dreamed of expanding our site to include an In Memoriam section for the Class of 1971. I've added and cross-referenced everything now.
Thanks so much, Carol Anne!
From Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA - 01/28/08 - "Lois Gleasenkamp West":
Oh, Linda! I'm so sorry to hear this sad news! We'll look for her obituary. Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved aunt.
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 01/28/08 - "HHS Class of 64":
Was just notified that Eason Price passed away today. He was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago and at that time doctors gave him possibly 6 months................well, he fought the fight with a great attitude and a positive outlook and lived to the fullest for over two years. He went into work every day until just a couple weeks ago.
Talked with Bruce tonight and he said funeral arrangements will probably be in the paper on Wednesday with visitation most likely Wed. evening at Parklawn......
From the Daily Press - 01/30/08:
Roy Eason Price Jr.
HAMPTON - Roy Eason Price
Jr., 63, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. A funeral service will be held at 11
Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. John's Episcopal Church.
The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home.
Published in the Daily Press on 1/30/2008.
I'm very sorry to hear this, F.A.! Please extend our sincerest sympathies to Eason's family as well as to your classmates.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/27/08 - "adorable!":
AWW!!! How cute is that?!? Thanks, Shari!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 01/28/08 - "Man of the House................":
|WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Gorgeous!|
From Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA - 01/28/08 - "911 Cell Phone Contacts":
This is a great concept. Until this becomes universal, you might get a Paramedic that has received this email.
This is a great concept! Thanks, Mary!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/29/08 - "Going Out":
The BIGGER they come, the harder
they fall!?? Is that one BIG ONE or three Munchkins?
Daughter: My friends and I want to go out tonight.
are ya'll going ?
Daughter: To the cowboy bar on the edge of town.
Mother: I don't think you should. There's been a lot of trouble at that place. I heard there was a fight there last weekend, and several people got hurt.
Daughter: But Mom!! Please!! It'll be okay.
your life is more important than going out.
Daughter: But Tiny is going with us...
Mother: Well, in that case, it should be okay.. Ya'll have fun!
WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Wayne Honey!
From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/29/08 - "God's Problem Now":
God's Problem Now
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/29/08 - "Coffee Anyone?":
You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.
A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire - soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.
Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, 'Tell me what you see.'
'Carrots, eggs, and coffee,' she replied.
Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.
Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma the daughter then asked, 'What does it mean, mother?'
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
'Which are you?' she asked her daughter 'When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?
Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.
When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.
You might want to send this message to those people who mean something to you (I JUST DID); to those who have touched your life in one way or another; to those who make you smile when you really need it; to those who make you see the bright err side of things when you are really down; to those whose friendship you appreciate; to those who are so meaningful in your life.
If you don't send it, you will just miss out on the opportunity to brighten someone's day with this message!
It's easier to build a child than repair an adult. This is so true.
May we all be COFFEE?
This does give one some thoughts to ponder! Thanks again, Wayne Honey!
From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/29/08 - "Media alert on Fort Monroe":
Carol and all Typhoon Family.
I have been asked to alert all NNHS Newsletter members to be on the lookout in their local newspapers for any information about Fort Monroe, Va. There are more than 500 of you out there, and I am asking those of you with the exception of the Tidewater Area, to check for stories or editorials concerning this matter and to e-mail the name of your newspaper to me at email@example.com and the state and city in which you are located. This matter of making Fort Monroe a National Park instead of another high-rise or shopping center is very important and we need all the National attention we can get. It would be greatly appreciated if you would even call your newspaper and ask why they haven't put anything in their paper about this matter. The more press coverage we get, the more likely we are to preserve a precious piece of history in the back yard of where we grew up or went to school. History matters! Thank you for your co-operation, and help. Even though we are scattered we can still pull together for something as important as Fort Monroe.
Sepi aka Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard
The Fayetteville Observer did indeed
run such an article, though it was some time back (no, I have no concept of time
- probably several weeks) and I no longer have it.
Keep us posted - and thanks for your hard work!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 01/29/08 - "Re: 01/26/08 - The Trail of the Lonesome Pine":
Thanks, Domi! I was hoping you would respond to that selection. I had included the reference from snopes.com to help sort through the fact and fiction in the passage:
What I really wanted was someone to address the issue of separation of church and state itself. The selection maintained:
"What about separation of church and state? Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution."
I located these quotations by James Madison, the Father of the Constitution:
“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.”
“Strongly guarded as is the separation between religion and government in the Constitution of the United States the danger of encroachment by Ecclesiastical Bodies, may be illustrated by precedents already furnished in their short history.”
- James Madison
(16 Mar 1751 - 28 June 1836)
While this is not necessarily out of my ken, it is out of my time restraints at the moment to properly research and report. I was therefore hoping to hear "from the class".
Thanks again, Domi!
From Mike White ('67) of VA - 01/30/08 - "YOUR TUESDAY CHUCKLE":
If you need a good laugh, try reading through these children's science exam answers:
Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.
Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.
Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.
Q: How can you delay milk turning sour? (brilliant, love this!)
A: Keep it in the cow.
Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.
Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.
Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.
Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.
Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death.
Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? ( e.g., abdomen)
A: The body is consisted into three parts -- the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels A, E, I, O, and U.
Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.
Q: What does "varicose" mean? (I do love this one...)
Q: Give the meaning of the term "Caesarian Section."
A: The Caesarian Section is a district in Rome.
Q: What does the word "benign" mean?'
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Mike!
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC) - 01/30/08 - "Video":
Here's that video you watched with me on TV today:
Three Days Grace with "Never Too
Lyrics to NTL: http://www.elyrics.net/read/t/three-days-grace-lyrics/never-too-late-lyrics.html
Thanks, Baby Girl - I needed that one today!
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 01/30/08 - "Shameless solicitation.":
Hi Carol and all the NNHS
forum family -
I would like to solicit your prayers for a successful lumbar surgery for myself on the morning of the fifth. It is to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy] and will also involve fusion of vertebrae.
As always, Carol - thanks for all you do.
Thanks to all - John London
BTW: You will no doubt notice how I cleverly scheduled this for after the Super-Bowl and my BD. <grin>
Well, the first thing we gotta do is get them wagons in a circle.
You certainly will be in our thoughts and prayers, John! We're all family here. Thanks for letting us know - and I heartily concur with your timing!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/08 - "Baby Boomers":
As I have said previously, I rarely forward such things.
And sometimes I make an exception.
Oh, David, this would be soooo funny, if it weren't, you know, so very, very sad! Thanks, Brown Eyes!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/12/08 - "Gas Stations Of Yesteryear-------------------------this IS REAL Americana" (#6 in a Series of 37):
Carol, do not know if you would like to show these or not. Just brings back a lot memories from yesteryear. Hope you like them.
Jerry Blanchard (62) of Va.
Gas Stations Of Yesteryear
Back when life was much simpler and gas was 18-25 cents a gallon!!
(or there about) and as low as 17 cents during gas wars.
Yeah . . . I remember!
And with a fill-up you got the gas pumped for you,
your windshield cleaned, oil and fluids checked, tires checked,
a free map, if you wanted it, and greeted in ENGLISH !!!
Yeah! I remember!!!
Enjoy Your Days & Love Your Life.... Because...."Life is a journey to be savored."
Thanks, Jerry, I remember them quite fondly, too!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOON FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Words by Neil Sedaka; Music by Howard Greenfield
(Neil Sedaka, 1959)
Oh! Carol, I am
but a fool,
Darling, I love you tho' you treat me cruel,
You hurt me and you made me cry,
But if you leave me, I will surely die.
Darling, there will never be another,
'Cause I love you so,
Don't ever leave me,
Say you'll never go.
I will always want you for my sweetheart
No matter what you do
Oh! Carol, I'm so in love with you.
"Oh, Carol" midi courtesy of
http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/5372/cdalthen.htm - 08/06/03
"Oh, Carol" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdepot.com/neil-sedaka/oh-carol.html
located by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/06/03; used today at the suggestion of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/25/08
Thanks again, Dave - and Joe!
Stained Glass Window clip art courtesy of http://store.doverpublications.com/ - 04/28/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Magenta Chevron Diver Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/23/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
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