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02/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
J. E. B. Stuart's 175th Birthday

"Believe that you can whip the enemy, and you have won half the battle."

- Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown Stuart, C. S. A.
(06 Feb 1833 - 12 May 1864)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme repeats each year:



1. Bill Sauer ('70) of VA - 02/04/08 - "Please add me...":

Bill Sauer
Class of 1970

   Thanks, Bill - welcome aboard!
I've added your name to these two lists:

   Let me know if you'd like your email addy published on them!


   Happy Birthday today to   Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA!

   Later this week we'll have:

08 - Bob Hines ('66) of VA;
09 -
  Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA,       the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA, Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;
10 -
    Norm Covert ('61) of MD, Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA,  Bernie Helmer ('61) - 1943 (deceased) AND    Mike Miller ('65) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


1. David J. Smith Sr. ('69) of TN - 02/05/08:

Tuesday 02/05/2008 7:45:33am
Name: David J. Smith Sr.
Marital Status Married
City/Country: Clairborn County Tennessee
Favorite Teachers Mr. Grogan (English)
Hobbies Model Railroading, Ham Radio
Comments I graduated in 1969 class.

   Thank you, David!


  From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 12/23/07 - "A message from Park City, Utah":

Hi Carol,

I read your website letters daily and think you do a fantastic job.  Thanks so much.  I am not sure how this works but thought it might be nice for folks to see what Park City, Utah is like in the winter and summer.  I work at Deer Valley Resort and    Sylvia (Hall Hammond - '66) works at Westgate next to the Canyons.  We live close by in Deer Mountain.  My passion is skiing of course or we would not be living in such cold weather.  The summers are awesome, especially if one likes camping in the high Uinta Mountains.  Park City is a lovely small town.  Our main attractions, besides the beauty of the mountains, are special events such as the Sundance Film Festival, 4th of July parade on Main Street and opening and closing of the ski season.  Trout fishing and golf are a weekly event in the summers.  Small towns are great and relatively crime free!  I have attached several pictures of the seasons which may be of interest to some.  Feel free to contact us for anything from skiing to fishing. I will even try to help those who really want to be ski bums like me but are afraid to go for it.

Let me know if the pictures are not readable.  Also, use what you want from the picture file.

By the way I was stationed at Fort Bragg for basic and PCS until I was levied to Viet Nam.



   I'm sorry it took me so long to get to this, Phil. Once I began, it only took me about 4-1/2 hours - far shorter than I was expecting - and your page is up and running now:  - (eleventh link down from the top)
- brand new page!

   Thanks for sharing these beautiful images with us!

  From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 02/05/08 - "RE: Park City, Utah Images Posted on NNHS":


This is awesome.  I am very impressed with your work.  I have no idea how you accomplished this site.  I hope people will see it and get some understanding of what Utah and Park City are really about.  We have lived here for 6 years now and find Park City to be a very fulfilling way of life, as long as one can survive in a resort community.  As we see it, life is too short not to.  After seeing so many of my dear classmates deceased, I can only feel very thankful to have fulfilled my dream here in this lovely town.

Thanks again and I will be in touch.



   Thank you, Phil, I'm glad you liked it! And I'll agree - Utah is a wonderful place to live - or certainly was 40 years ago when I lived there! I enjoyed the snow and cold both!

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 02/04/08:

I must be old.
Yesterday two of my children, son Hagbard Lars and daughter Avens, were over for dinner. Avens had had an argument with her roommate, Samantha, over something Thomas Jefferson had written. We took the copy of Jefferson's Autobiography off the shelf and Avens copied several passages in her neat script. Lars expressed his surprise that she didn't have a copy herself, and she said that she realized just how many books she wanted she didn't have easy access to since she moved out.
Today at work I decided to run out at lunch time and get her a copy; there is a nice little bookstore about a block from my office, run by two pleasant gentlemen about my own age assisted by an earnest, helpful and well-read young man who looks about 30.
When I walked in I was immediately greeted by a Sweet Young Thing I haven't seen there before, who smiled and asked was there anything in particular I was looking for.
I told her I needed a copy of Thomas Jefferson's Autobiography. Her fingers poised over the computer keyboard, she asked me who the author was.
"Thomas Jefferson", I said.
"That name sounds familiar", she said, entering the name, "did he write anything else?" 

   ARGHHH!!! I'm doubly aghast! Thanks for sharing this chilling tidbit, Domi!

From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 02/04/08 - "health update":

Dear Friends and Family,

I saw Dr. Wottowa today and I scheduled my shoulder replacement surgery for April 22 at 10:00 am at St John's Hospital in Springfield. That makes one knee and both shoulders! And people wonder why I set metal detectors off at 100 paces! Any more metal and I will be able to drive by the court house and set things off.

Just please keep me in your prayers.


   YOWZERONI-RINI!!! We'll have to start calling you the Bionic Woman for sure, Jude! Thanks for letting us know; of course we'll keep you in our prayers!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of OH - 02/04/08 - "The Dratted Woodchuck!":


For the record, I did finally end one of the lives of those hated, hole digging, sapling-eating woodchucks!

It was the 4th of July.  The timing was perfect.  I could shoot my shotgun off in the neighborhood without anyone batting an eye.  Fireworks were going off everywhere in our neighborhood for most of the day.  The Mexicans in our neighborhood love fireworks!!

In the past, I had fired my 22 rifle (the old Harty one!) off from the 2nd floor window (the backyard was a hill, so it was not likely to ricochet) but missed because it was wildly missighted!  Hadn't fired it in years, you see, and never did sight it in.  And as
  Bethany (Winona Harty - Siuslaw HS, OR - '94 - of OH) said, I had done slingshots, shovels, run him over with the truck, and even came close to kicking him once!  And of course, even if you plugged his hole, he'd find a way out. 

But this time I had him.  First he ran away when he saw me.  Actually,     Jake and      Tom scared him off because they came to the window to spot him.  And woodchucks sense movement quite well.  Oh, well, he ran off.  So I investigated. But they have a habit of stopping and hiding from danger.  So he ran into this rocky spot of an old retaining wall.  But I got real close, like within 2 feet.  Pointblank missing this time! 

And then I pulled the trigger...and a big patch of fur flew in the air and he kinda crawled off.  I felt badly a bit that I had snuffed him in such an unsporting manner, and never did go investigate his carcass.

But I never did see him in the yard again either...nor his other partner in crime!  So mission accomplished.  I showed him!!  :)  Man with 12 gauge vs. rodent who digs holes.  A bit of a mismatch it would seem, but he sure won quite a few of the matches over the three years in Joliet!  He even got the last laugh on me as I stepped into one of his holes  a few weeks later that was hidden in grass and my foot went into the hole up to my knee.  My leg got scraped up and my shoe was stuck in the hole.

So the woodchuck will remain on my list of vermin to exterminate when possible!

   Oh, Brent, didn't your mama ever tell you not to play with guns?!? Oh, yeah, you're almost 36 now. I suppose I forgot.

   Thanks for the report, Sweetie-Pie! Maybe you won't be plagued with woodchucks now that you're in Ohio!

    From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 02/05/08 - "NNHS Class of '57 - FYI - Patsy Lewis Hancock":

Dear Classmates:
I wanted to let you know I just found out that Patsy had a massive heart attack last Thursday.  She is at home now recuperating.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.  I'm sure she would appreciate your cards.   As most of you know this is her second massive heart attack.  Thank goodness she is a tough "ole bird".  Hang in there, Patsy!
Pat Beck Letzinger

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thank you for letting us know, Pat! We'll definitely keep Patsy in our thoughts and prayers!

   If any of y'all would like to send Patsy a card, her address in Hampton is available by request from either Pat or me.

  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 02/05/08 - "Warts and All":

Hi Carol,

I enjoyed Domi's (O'Brien - '64 - of NH) musings on U.S. history, religion, and politics, three subjects with such a great impact on all our lives. If you like your history straight up, "warts and all," Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States. Zinn tells our stories from the bottom up: Columbus from "the viewpoint of the Arawaks...the Constitution from the viewpoint of slaves...Andrew Jackson as seen by the Cherokees." Quite a difference from the "Big Man/Big Bang" history we learned in high school.

I'm currently reading Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris. Its very title brings into question the issue of separation of church and state. (Which can also be interpreted, perhaps, as the separation of reason and faith, or science and religion.)

And for shorter attention spans on this Super Tuesday, I leave you with e.e. cummings: "A politician is an ass upon which everyone has sat except a man;" and Samuel Johnson: "patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel."

Happy Super Tuesday, and
Typhoons Forever,

   Thanks for the references, recommendations - and homework, Chris!

From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 02/05/08 - "Doctors' tales":

A Japanese doctor says, "Medicine in my country is so advanced that we can take a kidney out of one man, put it in another, and have him out looking for work in six weeks.'

A German doctor says, 'That is nothing. We can take a lung out of one person, put it in another, and have him out looking for work in four weeks.'

A British doctor says, 'In my country, medicine is so advanced that we can take half a heart out of one person, put it in another, and have both of them out looking for work in two weeks.'

The Canadian doctor, not to be outdone, interjected, 'You guys are way behind.  We took a man with no brains, sent him to Illinois where he became Governor, and now half the state is out looking for work.'

   Thanks, Judy!

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 02/05/08 - "Why me?":

Carol, I do not know what happened, but I am not getting the newsletter. I really began to miss the contact, so I went to the web page NNHS65. I saw you were steadily issuing the letters. So here I am, asking to be reinstated.

Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.

   Sweetie, I would never have taken you off the mailing list! You're still on it, according to my records! There's nothing I can "fix" on my end, but I do have a thought as to its cause, and two possible cures.

   On 01/31/08 when I sent the second mailing of the day, I received back 72 notifications that my mail did not go through - as opposed to only 25 earlier in the day. Obviously, several more email servers made the decision that I was indeed a spammer, and blocked my mailing. Some of them - yours included - may have considered this a permanent situation.

   I think if you'll check your spam folder, you'll find my notices there. Perhaps if you tell them a few times my messages are not spam, they might believe you, who knows??

   If that doesn't work, I can only suggest you simply check the site each day without waiting for a notification. It's not as much fun, but at least you won't be cut off from all the excitement. A great number of classmates choose this option just to cut down on their emails.

   That said, I do hope you're able to "fix" this somehow!


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" (#9 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.


Old American Gas Stations from all around the country  
Some are abandoned, some are restored and many are still in use.  


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!

  As I've mentioned several times, there is still much more yet to come!  Keep the faith!  

   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

Jine the Cavalry!

We're the boys who went around McClellian,
Went around McClellian, went around around McClellian!
We're the boys who went around McClellian,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!

If you want to have a good time, jine the cavalry!
Jine the cavalry! Jine the cavalry!
If you want to catch the Devil, if you want to have fun,
If you want to smell Hell, jine the cavalry!

We're the boys who crossed the Potomicum,
Crossed the Potomicum, crossed the Potomicum!
We're the boys who crossed the Potomicum,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


Then we went into Pennsylvania,
Into Pennsylvania, into Pennsylvania!
Then we went into Pennsylvania,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


The big fat Dutch gals hand around the breadium,
Hand around the breadium, hand around the breadium!
The big fat Dutch gals hand around the breadium,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


Ol' Joe Hooker, won't you come out of The Wilderness?
Come out of The Wilderness, come out of The Wilderness?
Ol' Joe Hooker, won't you come out of The Wilderness?
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


"Jine the Cavalry" midi courtesy of
and extracted by my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 01/18/05
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Jine the Cavalry" lyrics courtesy of - 01/17/05

First J. E. B. Stuart Image courtesy of - 01/18/05

Second J. E. B. Stuart Image courtesy of - 12/11/02

Large Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 01/18/05

Small Confederate Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/31/06

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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

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

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

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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

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