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03/24/08 - NNHS Newsletter
Teddy Bears Picnic

“It's hard to visualize the toys you had fifty years ago - all save bear.
He's as clear as if he were sitting on the desk in front of you...
of course...he probably is.”

 - Pam Brown
(b. 1948)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Happy Easter Monday!

BONUS #1 - - Sims 2 Machinima for tiny tots, created especially for the "One Minute
     Movie Challenge" at the Machinima Talk Forum. An shortened version of the children's classic song, "A Teddy Bear's
     Picnic". Sung by Gilbert Russell and music performed by the BBC Dance Orchestra. (Filmed June '06)

BONUS #2 - - same song, regular length set to a delightfully goofy comedy video from teamparodee: "We had a teddy bears picnic but Mrs. Norris thought he was too old to play with the teddys."

BONUS #3 -

My Teddy Bear

My aunt bought me a little bear
The Christmas I was five.
He had such nice soft fluffy fur
I played he was alive.

I put away my toys at night,
Except my bear I keep,
And always hold him close to me
When I am fast asleep.

- Carol Randolph Buckley, 12/30/52 (age five years, four months)


   Happy Easter Monday Birthday today to one of my friends from waaay back at Magruder School,    Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA.  Have a Beary Happy Birthday, Olivia!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   the late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007) AND      Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND    Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to

26 -    Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC;
28 - Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA;
29 -
   David Hatchett ('65) of VA;
31 - Webb Edwards ('57) AND    Tina Crowder Wescott Adderholdt ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1.       Herb Hice of MI:

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/24/08 - "Herbie and Family":

Dear Carol and Typhoon Family,

I spoke with    Heidi (Hice MacKay - of MI) this morning and not a lot of progress has been made in Herbie's condition since last week.  He has some good days and some bad days; the doctors caring for Herbie are just taking a wait and see approach and playing it by ear day by day. Heidi said some days he is only off the ventilator for an hour, some days as much as nine hours. 

The family appreciates our prayers and are grateful to the Typhoon Family for hanging in there with them.  Since Herbie has made no secret of his love for opera and classical music, I made a suggestion that she speak with the rest of the family and then ask the doctor in charge if Herbie could have an MP3 player with his beloved music.  This helped my own father when he was so ill and not responding to much of anything.  My dad did respond to the music and before long was trying to reach the controls to adjust the sound.  It is said that music is soothing to the soul and healing to the body.  From then on when my dad was in the hospital we would hook him up to the then Walkman, and it did him so much good because he could be in control of something, which gave him a sense of hope, when he was not in any condition to hope for much.  Heidi said they had not thought of that and that she would discuss it with her family and the doctor; she thought it was a good idea. 

She requests that we not stop praying, which I am sure we won't...Herbie is a part of us....turn that music up, Herbie !

Dimples aka Sepi

Thank you so much, Dimples! We all appreciate so much your staying in close touch with Heidi each Monday morning. That darling Herbie is deeply missed by so many, and we anxiously await the day when he'll be back home on his computer to spread more joy to us all with his notes and images!

   And what an excellent idea! I certainly hope that his physicians will agree to it!

2.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA:

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/24/08 - "Update on Jerry":

Hi, Carol!
I hope you are feeling well and had a wonderful Easter.  We did! 

Jerry's last radiation treatment was Friday.  Friday night, we celebrated with some good friends and went out to dinner.  We had a wonderful weekend with friends and family.

Jerry will follow up with his doctors to be checked out and in several weeks, he will have a PET scan.  He is looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue.  It seems to me that he can hang in there with everyone else, though. Again, we thank all for prayers and communicating their concerns by email, calls, and cards.  We have been overwhelmed by the attention during this time..
Typhoon Love,

   OHH, thank you, Judy! Good news is always - well, GOOD NEWS!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/23/08 - "Osteoporosis - Bone Density Tests and Good News !":

Hi Carol, and Typhoon Family

Perhaps you can find room in the Newsletter for this.  My sister-in-law, a Nurse Practitioner, sent it to me and I found some comfort in this after having my bone density test, after which I was advised me to take one of the medications for Osteopina to prevent any further bone loss.  My General Practitioner said there was no need for this type of medication for me, and just said to get plenty of calcium and to take heavy doses of Vitamin D.  Your personal physician can tell you how much for your individual needs.  I thought all of us need this information and so just click onto this link below and read the good news.  Perhaps it will save some of us some money and help us to eat a healthier diet.    

Men can also be affected  by this problem.  Thanks for passing it on.  The Newsletter is the best way I know how to let every one else know about the things we should be aware of !  

Dimples aka Sepi

   Thank you again, Dimples! As so many of us are at high risk for this crippler, it's good to have as many facts as we can gather!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/23/08 - "SOMETIMES IT PAYS TO BE OLD":

SOMETIMES IT PAYS TO BE OLD                                                       

No-one believes seniors . . . Everyone thinks they are senile. 

An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighbourhood after they retired. Holding hands they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Andy had carved "I love you, Sally." On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armoured car, practically landing at their feet Sally quickly picked it up,� but not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money -- fifty thousand dollars.

Andy said, "We've got to give it back." 

Sally said, "Finders keepers." She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.

The next day, two police men were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on the door. 

"Pardon me, but did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armoured car yesterday?"

Sally said, "No." 

Andy said, "She's lying. She hid it up in the attic." 

Sally said, "Don't believe him, he's getting senile." 

The police turn to Andy and began to question him. 

One says: "Tell us the story from the beginning"

Andy said, "Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday . . " 

The first policeman turns to his partner and says, "We're outta here."

 Joyce Cahoon

   Thanks, Joyce!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/23/08 - "Intelligence test":


Stress test:

There is a very, very tall coconut tree, and there are 4 animals:

King Kong, an Ape, an Orangutan and a Monkey.

They have a competition to see who is the fastest to get the banana. Who do you guess will win?

Your answer will reflect your personality. Try and answer within 30 seconds.

Got your answer? Scroll down to see the analysis.


If your answer is...

King Kong = You are Stupid

Orangutan = You are Flipping Stupid

Ape = You are a Complete Idiot

Monkey = You could walk into an empty room, and it would still be empty!

Why?   you ask ?

Coconut trees don't have bananas!!

It's obvious you're stressed by your work.  Go home now!

 Joyce Cahoon

   Thanks again, Joyce, I needed that!

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    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/24/08 - "Driver's license":

Driver's License
A mother is driving a little girl to her friend's house for a play date.

"Mommy," the little girl asks, "how old are you?'"

"Honey, you are not supposed to ask a lady her age," the mother replied. "It's not polite.'"

"OK," the little girl says, "How much do you weigh?"

"Now really," the mother says, "those are personal questions and are really none of your business."

Undaunted, the little girl asks, "Why did you and Daddy get a divorce?"

"That is enough questions, young lady, honestly!"

The exasperated mother walks away as the two friends begin to play.

"My Mom won't tell me anything about herself," the little girl says to her friend.

"Well," says the friend, "all you need to do is look at her drivers license.  It is like a report card, it has everything on it."

Later that night the little girl says to her mother, "I know how old you are; you are 32."

The mother is surprised and asks, "How did you find that out?"

"I also know that you weigh 140 pounds."

The mother is past surprised and shocked now. "How in heaven's name did you find that out?"

"And," the little girl says triumphantly, "I know why you and daddy got a divorce."

"Oh really?" the mother asks. "Why?'"

"Because you got an F in sex."
               If you see someone without a smile today give them one of yours!

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Glenn!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 03/24/08:

   Only rarely do I check the section on called "The Day in Photos".  Today I was prompted to do so, and was aghast at what I found:

Demolition of the old Riverside Hospital in downtown Newport News
began Thursday, March 20, 2007.

 The Old Dominion Demolition Company is tearing down the old Riverside Hospital building located
on the Huntington Avenue and 50th Street in downtown Newport News.
Images by Dave Bowman, Daily Press / March 20, 2008

   This is now posted on the website:


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/24/08 - "RE: Riverside Hospital Demolition":

Not at all surprising.  Primo real estate; unusable structure; great view for condos ... or parking >:-o

I wonder how many of us were born inside those walls ... or said our final words to dying grandparents.  I did both.


   That's exactly what struck me, too, Captain. Its loss is understandable - but ever so sad.

   Thanks, David!

    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of AL - 03/24/08 - "Missing classmates - 1963":

On our "missing list", could you please update the following:
Robert Brown - Found
Jerry Russell -  Found
Edward Summerlin - Found

   Certainly, Susie - Thanks!

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; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"

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 .....; update of 03/12/08: not a great deal of change; still ups and downs

6.   Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA - gallbladder surgery on 03/12/08

7. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again

8. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08; update of 03/22/08: recovering nicely

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

10. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

11.   Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008; update of 03/17/08: still needing our prayers

12.       Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08; update of 03/10/08: still being sedated while not on the ventilator, but made it for nine hours on 03/09/08; "holding his own"; update of 03/17/08: not much progress, but no regression, either; update of 03/24/08: "some good days and some bad days; the doctors caring for Herbie are just taking a wait and see approach and playing it by ear day by day"

13. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA? - recovering from surgery on her ankle

14. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain; update of 03/13/08: "better, but still a bit away from 'good'"

15. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08; update of 03/13/08: "is doing very well.  She is taking some kind of cardio rehab therapy and she is feeling well enough that she has gone back to work.  She's only working 1/2 days..."

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

17. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!

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

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

20. All of Us


1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958: - 03/18/08

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/18/08

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:  - 03/18/08

   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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Teddy Bears Picnic

Music by John Walter Bratton (1907), with lyrics added later by the prolific songwriter Jimmy Kennedy (1913)

If you go out in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go out in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for teddy bears,
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares,
And see them picnic on their holiday.
See them gaily dance about.
They love to play and shout.
And never have any cares.
At six o'clock their mommies and daddies
Will take them home to bed
Because they're tired little teddy bears.

If you go out in the woods today,
You'd better not go alone.
It's lovely out in the woods today,
But safer to stay at home.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic


Every teddy bear, that's been good
Is sure of a treat today
There's lots of wonderful things to eat
And wonderful games to play

Beneath the trees, where nobody sees
They'll hide and seek as long as they please
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic


"Teddy Bears Picnic" midi courtesy of - 03/23/08

"Teddy Bears Picnic" lyrics courtesy of - 03/23/08

Animated Teddy Fairies clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 03/27/06
Thanks, Al!

Teddy Bear Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/23/08

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

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)

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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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