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03/10/08 - NNHS Newsletter
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-
confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.”

 - Douglas MacArthur
(26 Jan 1880 - 5 Apr 1964)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   All this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day, we'll be celebrating with Irish songs.

       This old traditional song is one of my favorites.  I actually performed it at a dinner gathering one night long ago.  The entertainment was all of a melodramatic nature.  I sang it in all seriousness, but as a humorous twist, the fellow to whom I sang it was dressed as a monster.

     WOWZERS - I had a 23" waist back then!  Sigh.....

Friday, April  25, 1969 - Norfolk, VA
Carol Buckley ('65)

BONUS #1 - - Stan McLarsen

BONUS #2 - - John McDermott (Ballykissangel)

BONUS #3 - - A Capella Women's Choir

BONUS #4 - - John McCormack


"The song Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms is often used in a famous gag in a number of Warner Brothers cartoons, usually involving a piano or Xylophone rigged to explode when a certain note is played. The hero, typically Bugs Bunny, tries to play the melody line of the song, but always misses the rigged note (C above middle C). The villain or rival, finally exasperated, pushes the hero aside and plays the song himself, striking the correct note and blowing himself up."


  Happy Birthday today to   Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

11 - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND    Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND    Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA:
13 -
  Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA;
15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA:
16 - 
   Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND    Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns, Ladies!


1.         My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC:

     From Me ('65) of NC - 03/10/08:

   In getting into the car Sunday morning on the way to church, Adrienne somehow whacked her head with such force that she gave herself a slight concussion:

   She is much improved already, but would appreciate your prayers on her behalf - as would I.

2.       Herb Hice of MI:

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/10/08 - "Herbie":

Carol and the Typhoon Family,

Update on Herbie.  This week marks the sixth week Herbie has been recovering, in his own way !  He is still being sedated while not on the ventilator, but made it for nine hours yesterday. 
  Heidi (Hice MacKay) says he is holding his own. He is in a small hospital, a hospital for patients that need long term care.  They only have one floor, Herbie has a private room and there are no pediatrics in this hospital, which cuts down on his chances of infections and offers him better, round the clock care.  Heidi tells him I call and of our concern and she says she knows he hears her.  It has been a long six weeks for all concerned, especially Heidi and the rest of the family. 

We need to continue with daily prayers for Herbie and the family and the hundreds of people that miss his e-mails and those closer to him that miss hearing his voice and his actual daily presence.  As one of our Typhoon Family told me in an e-mail, "Herbie is a Marine, therefore he is a fighter"...keep fighting Herbie....we miss you !

Dimples aka Sepi

   Thanks so much, Dimples! We do indeed miss him!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/08/08 - "Horrifying story":

This can't possibly be true, can it?

 Click on the link

   Why am I not surprised?!? I heard this long ago; I just hadn't heard how it had advanced to date. Thanks so much for this chilling update, Glenn!

     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/08/08 - "symptoms":

Tell me this has not happened to you....... A.A.A.D.D. - KNOW THE SYMPTOMS....   PLEASE READ!
Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.  Somehow I feel better, even though I have it!!

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -
  Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
   As I turn on the hose in the driveway,  I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garag
e I notice mail on the porch table that  I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
   I lay my car keys on the table,   put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,  and notice that the can is full.  So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.
 But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.  I take my check book off the table,  and see that there is only one check left.   My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.
 I'm going to look for my checks,  but first I need to push the Coke aside  so that I don't accidentally knock it over.   The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold    As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter  catches my eye--they need water.   I put the Coke on the counter and  discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.  Someone left it on the kitchen table.
    I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote,  but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers. 
I pour some water in the flowers,
  but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.   So, I set the remote back on the table,  get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to
  remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:
      the car isn't washed
      the bills aren't paid
      the flowers don't have enough water,
      there is still only 1 check in my check book,
      I can't find the remote,
      I can't find my glasses,
      and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all darned day,
   and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem,
  and I'll try to get some help for it,  but first I'll check my e-mail.... 
Do me a favor.  Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who the heck I've sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Janice!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/09/08 - "Interesting Links & Sign Off":

I'm off, as we leave in the morning. Thank you so much for the prayers. Her surgery is very early Tuesday morning and will take up most of the day. Have a wonderful week! Your extremely nervous friend.  
Scroll down, for pics.
Goat Walks Tight Rope. ((He doesn't fall)), I don't like those types; pretty amazing! 
Anti-aging..yesh the pigs feet is a no-way, no-how, for me, but protein sounds good.

   Thanks, Shari! We're keeping y'all in our prayers!


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/09/08 - "The Little O's":

I have followed the exchanges about the Original Club with great interest and can give first hand knowledge to 
    Joan Lauterbach Krause's ('60 - of VA) statement regarding the Original Club sponsoring youth sports teams.

As a 12 year old I was a member of a really good youth basketball team sponsored by the Original Club known as the "Little O's". We played in a league located at the old WW II "Rec Center" in East End, the same place "Adonis" (Joe Madagan - '57 - of FL) displayed his considerable water skills in the adjacent pool. But, of course we used the basketball court! :-)

Anyway, we were really something to behold with no "regular" team being able to pin a loss on us. We went undefeated through the regular season and tournament. As if those that had the authority could not allow anyone to not lose a game, they finally came up with the solution of how to pin a 2 point loss on us; an All-Star team gathered from all the Boys Clubs in the area was finally able to sneak by us 18-16! I think our final record, not absolutely sure, was 20-1?; possibly 18-1?

For those NNHS Typhoons that follow your Newsletter, the names of my teammates on that "Little O's" team may sound most familiar:   Jerry Allen ('65 - of VA),      Jim DeBerry ('64 - of VA),    Wayne DeBerry ('65 - of VA), Johnny Montague ('65 - of AL),    Dale Mueller ('64 - of VA),    Eddie Perry ('65 - of TN), Tony Turner ('66? - of ?), a fellow named Chuck ... and one little guy whose name I can't remember. What a team and a great bunch of guys. When I get a chance I'll see if I can scan the team photo and send it your way, then I can embarrass all of us!!

 If any of my teammates can enhance my memory of that team, I would certainly appreciate any errors or omissions I may have made being corrected; it has been awhile! I think our Coach's name was Mr. Butcher (Burcher?? Jerry, Help!) a nicer man has never donated his time to the youth of his community than he did.

I have nothing but fond memories and the deepest respect for those good people that were "The Original Club", they did good work!


   The Little O's!! I remember them! Well, kinda. Okay, I remember the name, anyway...

   Thanks, Wayne Honey!

      From Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - ’72) of VA - 03/09/08 - "Original Club":

Hi Carol!

WOW! That was quite a surprise to see my old post on the Original Club.

Just thought it was worth mentioning to the newcomers of this website -- check out all the wonderful stuff under SITE MAP, a link that is found on the home page. This is an amazing treasury of local, nostalgic history -- our old schools, our old stomping grounds, etc.

The newsletters of 2004 and 2005 contained a huge amount of nostalgic remembrances, but I think by now, every topic has been covered! I've enjoyed your newsletters so much over the years.

Best regards,
Jean Lankes
HHS '72

   Thanks so much for the plug, Jean! As time has passed, the Newsletters, which were originally created simply to inform readers of what was new on the ever-growing site, have taken center stage. I often wonder how many of our readers even know that it is there - and it is vast!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/09/08 - "Original Club":

Hi, Carol:

The Original Club sparked a wonderful set of replies for your Newsletter and Website page. I am sure many of the TYPHOON Nation enjoyed them as well for it captures some of the history of Newport News. Before World War II it seems that we made our own kind of music in local communities, whether it was Blue Grass Bands or Orchestras.         Sydney Dearing ('56 - of TN) posted a couple of photos of his late father playing the piano with two orchestras before World War II, on his father's profile. Sadly, after he was wounded during the Battle of Iwo Jima as a young Marine, he was unable to play the piano. Mr. Dearing was a member of Red Overton's Orchestra and Reed Hoffler's Orchestra. Of course, this was far before the time of most of your subscribers, yet there may be a few subscribers who will remember these orchestras. The images of the Original Club prompted me to submit this bit of Peninsula history.

Your creative work enriches our lives,

TYPHOON Regards,

- Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Adonis!


  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 03/09/08 - "Rules from God":


Rules from God for 2008
1. Wake Up !!
Decide to have a good day.
'Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it'
Psalms 118:24

2. Dress Up !
The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
'The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart.'
I Samuel 16:7

3 Shut Up!!
Say nice things and learn to listen.
God gave us two ears and one mouth,
so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking.
'He who guards his lips guards his soul.'
Proverbs 13:3

4. Stand Up!!... Aerobics 
For what you believe in.
Stand for something or you will fall for anything..
'Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time,
we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good...'
Galatians 6:9-10
5. Look Up !!...
To the Lord.
' I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.'

Philippians 4:13

6. Reach Up !!...
For something higher. '
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not unto your own understanding.
In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will direct your path.'
Proverbs 3:5-6

7. Lift Up !!...
Your Prayers.
'Do not worry about anything;

Philippians 4:6

Send this to the people you care about. I thought this was mighty special, just like you. Pass this on and brighten someone's day, and remember:

God answers Knee-Mail.


   OHHH - thank you, Al!

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 03/10/08 - "Pentran Section of NNHS65":

Dear Carol,
I can't find the section on Pentran buses.
I recall that you have a great set of pictures and history of the buses.
Joe Drewry

    Sorry, Joe - it's "hiding" - listed as it was back when we were all still "stomping around":


  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 03/10/08 - "NNHS Class of 1958, 50th Reunion -- Change in Venue":

NNHS Class of 1958 50th Reunion

"The Noble Gathering"

Friday & Saturday, 5/16-17/08
Host Hotel:
Williamsburg Marriott
50 Kingsmill Road
$119/night.   Make reservations before 4/17/08 to get this special rate.
Friday gathering
wine & beer: 4:30 til...
Buffet dinner to be served at 7pm
Jesse Kersey's home
2514 Manion Drive
Williamsburg, VA
Saturday Gala:
Williamsburg Marriott
6-7pm -- Reception, cash bar.
7pm -8pm -- dinner
8pm - ?? -- program and dancing to DJ playing our music.
Note:  A photographer will take a group picture of the class members in attendance.
Cost for package (both nights) is $50/person.
Mail check (by 4/17) to:
Carole Holloway Smith
25 Riding Path
Hampton, VA 23669-1082
Don't forget to send in your information for the "Memory Book".  All participants will get a copy.


   Thanks, Joe! I'll be making you a Reunion page later (today, if possible...)

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

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; 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.         My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - slight brain concussion - 03/09/08

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

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

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

9. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain

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

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

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

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

14. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm

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

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

17. 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" (#33 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!

   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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Believe Me If All Those Enduring Young Charms

Words by Thomas Moore
(28 May 1779 - 25 Feb 1852)
Melody: Traditional

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms
Which I gaze on so fondly today
Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms
Like fairy gifts fading away.
Thou wouldst still be adored as this moment thou art
Let thy loveliness fade as it will
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.

It is not while beauty and youth are thine own
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known
To which time will but make thee more dear.
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets
But as truly loves on to the close
As the sunflower turns to her God when he sets
The same look which she turned when she rose.

"Believe Me If All Those Enduring Young Charms" midi and lyrics
courtesy of - 03/10/08

Sunflower Image courtesy of - 03/10/08

Sunflower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/10/08

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

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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!!

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

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

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

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