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02/27/08 - NNHS Newsletter
A Love So Beautiful

"When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth
by the memory of hours when we loved not enough."

- Maurice Maeterlinck

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

  Here's another song with which I wasn't overly familiar, included because once having heard it, I liked it, and it's still February, and we're still singing love songs.

   Here are two "live" versions for your enjoyment:

BONUS #1 - - Roy Orbison, 1989

BONUS #2 - - Michael Bolton


   Happy Birthday today to   Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA, AND    Phil Hammond ('64) of UT! 
  Happy Birthday tomorrow to
  Wayne Agee ('58) of FL!
   And a Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

  From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT -  02/17/08 - "Park City Utah, Additional pictures of The Canyons and Deer Valley Resorts PLUS Pictures of building Lady Morgan Lift at Deer Valley":

Hi Carol,

I am sending you a few pictures I took this week of The Canyons and Deer Valley Resort as well as a few from my home.  Please feel free to do as you wish with them and at your convenience.  Thanks again for the PC website.  It is really cool to have my own site.  There is one movie of me skiing 9990 at the Canyons after a foot of fresh powder.  Check out my favorite wild rabbit snuggling up next to my window well.  He stayed for two days there.  We have obviously had as tremendous amount of snow and cold temperatures.  We are currently in a snow break but expecting several storms starting Wednesday 2-20-08.

Thanks again for all your hard work,


P.S. I meant to send you one of these pictures.  Really cool and dangerous work building a lift on the side of a mountain.

Phil Hammond

   Thanks so much, Phil; these images are breathtaking! I'm sorry I haven't the knowledge or expertise to attach the video clip. That's waaaay over my head, but I enjoyed it. I also think you had included a page of text explanations, but my computer kept telling me I didn't have the proper programs installed to open it, so it arrived merely as gobbledy-gook.

   But the other 17 images are now attached to your Park City page, and I'm certain everyone will enjoy them as much as I did! Happy Birthday!

   By the way, I realized that    Sylvia (Hall Hammond - '66 - of UT) will have to share second-place honors with    Frank Blechman ('65 - of Northern VA) with her 04/04/48 birthday for Coolest Birthday.  His is 07/07/47!

   First place honors, as you recall, go to     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) with 01/23/45!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 02/23/08 - "Faith":

Good one !


One day a 6 year old girl was sitting in a classroom. The teacher was going to explain evolution to the children. The teacher asked a little boy: Tommy do you see the tree outside?


TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass outside?


TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see if you can see the sky.

TOMMY: Okay. (He returned a few minutes later) Yes, I saw the sky.

TEACHER: Did you see God up there?


TEACHER: That's my point. We can't see God because he isn't there. Possibly he just doesn't exist.

A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the boy some questions.
The teacher agreed and the little girl asked the boy: Tommy, do you see the tree outside?


LITTLE GIRL: Tommy do you see the grass outside?

TOMMY: Yessssss!

LITTLE GIRL: Did you see the sky?

TOMMY: Yessssss!

LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the teacher?


LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?


LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we were taught today in school, she possibly may not even have one!

( You Go Girl!)


Don't forget to pass this on! I love this one. Everyone should send this to everyone they know, especially today with prayer restricted in schools.. Forward if you believe in GOD!!!!

   This is a classic, Dimples! Thank you!

From NewsMax Media - 02/23/08 - "Blaylock Tip: Supplements for Sleep":

Blaylock Tip of the Week

Supplements for Sleep

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       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/08 - "BEACON - 19 APR 63":

Articles are attached.

I want to make clear that I have no way of knowing the ownership history of the Beacons from which I scan these images. I can only assume that some disgruntled student drew the axe seen embedded in Principal Maidment’s head. At least, in 1963, that malcontent was not likely to enter NNHS with an arsenal of weapons and express his dissatisfaction with the Administration by killing scores of students. Times do change, but not always for the better.

Friday, April 19, 1963 Friday, April 19, 1963 Friday, April 19, 1963 Friday, April 19, 1963 Friday, April 19, 1963
Mr. Burke - History Teacher Wins Toastmasters Contest Professional Profile -
Mrs. Graves
Professional Profile -
Mr. Willey
Senior Spotlight - Helen Daggy and Billy Rhodes (both '63) AND Hit Songs?! Principal Leaves for New Position - Mr. Maidment


   Thank you, Brown Eyes! These are such fun!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/25/08 - "This will make your day!":


A nurse on the pediatric ward, before listening to the little ones chests, would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts. Their eyes would always light up with awe, but she never got a response equal to four-year old David's comment.

Gently she tucked the stethoscope into his ears and placed the disk over his heart. "Listen", she said..........."What do you suppose that is?"

He drew his eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up as if lost in the mystery of the strange tap - tap - tapping deep in his chest. Then his face broke out in a wondrous grin and he asked, "Is that Jesus knocking?"


  AWWW! Thanks, Shari!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/26/08 - "Let's go horse back riding ya'll or maybe not.":

Not Going To Try This Again            
A blonde decides to try horseback riding, even though she has had no lessons or prior experience. She mounts the horse unassisted and it immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slip from the saddle. In terror, she grabs for the horse's mane, but cannot seem to get a firm grip.
She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly ignorant of its slipping rider.
Finally, giving up her frail grip, the blonde attempts to leap away from the horse and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot becomes entangled in the stirrup, and she is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground over and over.
She starts to lose consciousness, but to her great fortune, Bobby, the Wal-Mart greeter, sees her and unplugs the horse.      

     Thanks, Joyce!

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

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - begins radiation for cancer soon; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP

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

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

5.      Me ('65) of NC - recent escalation of shortness of breath, heart and blood pressure problems plus the usual .....

6. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - continuing problems with advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08

7. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to be released from hospital on 02/27/08

8.   Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008

9.       Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08

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

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

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

13.   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - recent surgery on right knee

14.     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08

15. All of Us


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" (#24 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!

   Remember, there's much more to come - next time - REALLY! 

   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  
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A Love So Beautiful

The summer sun went down on our love long ago
But in my heart I feel the same old afterglow
A love so beautiful in every way
A love so beautiful we let it slip away

We were all too young to understand to ever know
That lovers drift apart and that’s the way love goes
A love so beautiful a love so free
A love so beautiful a love for you and me

And when I think of you I fall in love again
A love so beautiful in every way
A love so beautiful we let it slip away

And when I think of you I fall in love again
A love so beautiful we let it slip away
A love so beautiful in every way
A love so beautiful we let it slip away

"A Love So Beautiful" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 02/26/08

Doves and Roses Clip art courtesy of - 02/12/05

Pink and Red Hearts Divider line clip art courtesy of - 08/20/05

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

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

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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

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