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02/08/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Melody of Love

"When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities
of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her
like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks."

- Natalie Clifford Barney
(31 Oct 1876 - 2 Feb 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme is in recognition of the rapidly approaching St. Valentine's Day.


   Happy Birthday today to Bob Hines ('66) of VA!

   Tomorrow we'll have    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.

   And on the tenth, we'll have      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!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/07/08 - "       One of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII":

   You've no doubt noticed that it's been a while since we've heard from our Darling Herbie.

   He writes to         Dimples (Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) and     Linda May (Bond Crayton - '66 - of VA) and me practically every day, and we'd not heard from him since 01/24/08.  That is VERY un-Herbie-like of him!  The three of us began to bombard him with emails.  No response.  Dimples left him two messages on his answering machine.  Again, no response.

   Yesterday, Linda May and I called his daughter,    Heidi Hice MacKay of MI, and again left messages.

   Heidi returned my call to her last night, with some distressing news to pass along to all of y'all.

   In late January (I think probably on 01/25/08) she had taken her dad to the doctor's for what they thought would be a rather routine visit, or possibly to have a slightly invasive procedure. Instead, they kept him to perform a triple bypass surgery as well as a clean-up of his carotid artery.

   He's still in ICU, and is expected to remain hospitalized for a couple of months.

   Heidi requested our prayers on his behalf, which I of course promised if she would give him our love and kisses. 
She assured me that she would, and she'll keep us posted on his progress.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/08/08:

Thanks for passing along this news about this Marine Veteran.
I will place this prayer request on our Prayer Warrior forum at Marines-Together We Served so our members are aware of his condition and lift him in prayer as well as those caring for him, and his family.
Joe Madagan

   Thank you, Sweet Adonis!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/21/08 (but only just discovered hiding in my email!) - "Best prayer I've read in a long time":

I liked this; how about you?

Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together .

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

.....Working for God on earth doesn't pay much, but His retirement plan is out of this world.

   Thanks so much, Wayne Honey!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/01/08 - "Pet Hippo":

Anyone want to add one of these to their pet collection?

   Um, no, she's adorable, but I think I'll just pass on this one..... Thanks, Joyce!

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 02/01/08 - "Albino Peacock - Beautiful!":


     WOWZERS!!! How gorgeous! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 02/07/08 - "Problem with REGULAR newsletter editions":

Carol --

I'm having a problem reading your regular newsletters: the newsletter comes up just for a second or so, then disappears. Makes no difference whether I click on it from the email link or the website link.

Note that both the website and the memorial newsletter editions do NOT have this problem. Has anybody else reported such shenanigans, and if so, how was it corrected?
Thanks -- Ron

   Ronnie, like so much of my life, "that just don't make no sense"! (English major, you know!)

   The fact that you're asking is doubly troubling. Had someone else inquired, I likely would have referred them to YOU!

   I'm sending this matter to my two younger sons (a.k.a. my tech reppies), and opening it to the rest of the class for their reports and suggestions. I'm completely baffled, as all the Newsletters are created the same way - lifted from a previous edition - much like sour dough bread is created with a "starter".

   Do you experience this with past Newsletters as well??

   Stay tuned, Sweetie!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/07/08 - "I believe":

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born.

A Death Certificate shows that we died.

Pictures show that we lived!

Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And reflect on what you believe and who you believe in.

I believe ..... That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do love each other.

I believe... That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I believe .... That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I Believe.... That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I believe .... That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I believe ..... That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I believe..... That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I believe .... That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I believe ..... That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I believe .... That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I believe ...... That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I believe.... That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe..... That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I believe..... That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe....... That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I believe..... That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them
and less to do with how
many birthdays you've celebrated.

I believe..... That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...... That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I believe...... That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe ....... That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I believe ....... Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I Believe....... That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I believe...... That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I believe...... That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I believe ..... That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I Believe....
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
 Joyce Cahoon

   Thanks so much, Joyce! These are excellent reminders of things we tend all too often to forget!

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 02/07/08:

Carol -- here's a great way to thank our service men and women:

   Thank you so much, Ronnie! This is one of those items that cannot be run too often!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/08/08 - "National Museum of the Marine Corps":

Hi, Carol:
Your Newsletters are always such a joy, and hearing from friends that have scattered about makes it very special for all of us who have wonderful memories of the Virginia Peninsula.

This photo image turned out much nicer than my eye had envisioned at the time it was taken at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. I thought you might like to add it to your website page for the NMMC.
The image is placed on the main rotunda wall to honor the Drill Instructors who change civilians to United States Marines.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
November 18, 2007

   Thank you so much, Joe! This is a terrific addition to that page!

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1. My Friend Judy of IL -  shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08

2. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

3.      Me ('65) of NC - recent escalation of heart and blood pressure problems plus the usual .....

4. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - scoliosis surgery - 02/05/08

5.       Herb Hice of MI - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08

6. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08

7.       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08

8. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08


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" (#11 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

Melody of Love

Music by Hans Engelmann, 1903; Lyrics added by Tom Glazer, 1954

Hold me in your arms dear - dream with me
Cradled by your kisses - tenderly
While a choir of angels - from above
Sing our melody of love

Heart to heart forever - lips entwined
I am yours - and you are mine
Heaven wrote the music - up above
For our melody of love

"Melody of Love" midi courtesy of - 02/04/08

"Melody of Love" lyrics courtesy
of - 02/05/08

 Blue Heart Balloon clip art courtesy of - 10/21/04

Bows and Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/05/08

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!

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!

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

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

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

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