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03/30/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sweet Nothin's

“Sweet nothings are words that are full
of love and romance, gently whispered
into your lover's ears.”

 - Ron Zvagelsky



Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's Newsletter theme first appeared exactly three years ago today:

BONUS #1 - - Brenda Lee

BONUS #2 - - Sweet Nothin's sung by 10 year old Tiffany Jo Allen



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to:

31 - Webb Edwards ('57) AND    Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -    Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT;
06 - Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69) of ?!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 03/27/08 - "Vote for Charley!":

Our local radio station is having a "Mutt Madness" contest that mirrors the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament.  I entered my sweet pooch Charley and he has had made it to the Sweet Sixteen!  I would love him to make it to the Elite Eight, but he needs your vote. 
He's up against a cute beagle named "Emma The Wonder Beagle", so the competition is stiff!!  If you like, follow the instructions below to vote for Charley. Charley and I thank you!!!  (I hope to send another email for our vote again if Charley makes it to the next round!)
Chuck Jones
Click on the Mutt Madness 2008 voting link.
Register to be a member of the "big league" (it's free and a one-time thing).
There are four regions...Select SW.
Charley is in the second pair in the SW region.   Please click the button next to Charley's name and click Submit Your Vote!!
Vote for all the dogs you like, but make sure they aren't better than Charley (like that's possible....).
C. Blaine Jones

   WOWZERONI! Charley made it to the final 16! I've never met Charley, but based on the photos and descriptions, he's by far and away the coolest dog in the running:

From - 03/28/08:

Name: Charley
Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog
Age: 3
Town: Falls Church, VA
Likes: Chasing squirrels, big chew toys, car rides, belly rubs, slobbering on Daddy's shirts.

Dislikes: Humans without treats to offer, getting nails clipped, staying home alone with the cats.

   Thanks, Chuck! Our very best wishes to you and Charley!

   Y'all go vote, now ya heah?!?


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/28/08 - "BEACON - 06 DEC 63 (Part Two of Two)":


Friday, December 6, 1963 Friday, December 6, 1963 Friday, December 6, 1963 Friday, December 6, 1963
Page Three - TOP Page Three- BOTTOM Page Four - TOP Page Four - BOTTOM

   OH, WOW! Thank you, Brown Eyes!  I've added these to those wonderful Beacon pages:



  From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - 03/28/08 - "Check before you pump.":


This is serious. It would take a very sick minded person to do this but it seems they are out there.

I hope you and the others on the prayer list are getting better.
Bruce Sims 1956

Please Read ….

Warning: Look at the gas pump handle BEFORE you pump your gas.  

Please read and forward to anyone you know who pumps gas.  

My name is Captain Abraham Sands of the Jacksonville, Florida Police Department. I have been asked by state and local authorities to write this email in order to get the word out of a very dangerous prank that is occurring in numerous states. Some person or persons have been affixing hypodermic needles to the underside of gas pump handles! These needles appear to be infected with HIV positive blood. In the Jacksonville area alone, there have been 17 cases of people being stuck by these needles over the past five (5) months. We have verified reports of at least 12 others in various states around the country. It is believed that these may be copycat incidents due to someone reading about the crimes or seeing them reported on television. At this point no one has been arrested and catching the perpetrator (s) has become our top priority. Shockingly, of the 17 people who where stuck, 8 have tested HIV positive and because of the nature of the disease, the others could test positive in a couple of years. Evidently the consumers go to fill their car with gas, and when picking up the pump handle get stuck with the infected needle. IT IS IMPERATIVE TO CAREFULLY CHECK THE HANDLE of the gas pump each time you use one. LOOK AT EVERY SURFACE YOUR HAND MAY TOUCH, INCLUDING UNDER THE HANDLE! If you do find a needle affixed to one, immediately contact your local police department so they can collect the evidence.


Rose Lambert, Chief Aide to Supervisor Gerry Hyland, Mount Vernon District, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria , VA 22306.


   Thank you, Bruce! It would seem that    Connie (Bloxom Thompson - '66 - of MD) and I didn't really fare so well this week, but I do so hope the others all improved and will continue to do so!

   The GOOD news is - this email warning is False; as says, "another darn fool hoax dreamed up by someone intent upon enjoying the sight of people thrown into a panic over nothing".

   But thanks anyway, Sweetie! With all the evil about in the world today, and the rash, senseless acts which seem to be compounding regularly, it certainly could have been true!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/28/08 - "IMPORTANT PLEASE READ!":


A woman stopped at a pay-at-the-pump gas station to get gas. Once she filled her gas tank and after paying at the pump and starting to leave, the voice of the attendant inside came over the speaker. He told her that something happened with her card and that she needed to come inside to pay. The lady was confused because the transaction showed complete and approved. She relayed that to him and was getting ready to leave but the attendant, once again, urged her to come in to pay or there'd be trouble. She proceeded to go inside and started arguing with the attendant about his threat. He told her to calm down and listen carefully:  

He said that while she was pumping gas, a guy slipped into the back seat of her car on the other side and the attendant had already called the police.
She became frightened and looked out in time to see her car door open and the guy slip out. The report is that the new gang initiation thing is to bring back a woman and/or her car.. One way they are doing this is crawling under women's cars while they're pumping gas or at grocery stores in the nighttime The other way is slipping into unattended cars and kidnapping the women.

Please pass this on to other women, young and old alike. Be extra careful going to and from your car at night. If at all possible, don't go alone!
This is real!!

The  message:

1. ALWAYS lock your car doors, even if you're gone for just a second!
2. Check underneath your car when approaching it for reentry, and check in the back before getting in.
3. Always be aware of your surroundings and of other individuals in your general vicinity, particularly at night!

Send this to everyone so your friends can take precaution.

Barbara Baker,  Secretary Directorate of Training U.S. Army Military Police School .


   Thanks, Glenn! While the advice given in this account is good common sense, this too is a legend - one of the oldest in circulation - but with quite a fascinating history. You'll recognize it as the fifth variation in the list:


From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/28/08 - "RE: FREEDOM THE EAGLE AND JEFF":

Dear Carol,

Thanks for all that you do.  The story on Freedom just tugged my heart strings. My wife and I have had three dogs that were rescued, two males that fought every night when we assembled in the family room and a female that is now 17 and in very poor health.  The males are gone to dog heaven.  The female hangs in there.  My wife has an old retired race horse that she has had for over 21 years.  She had to retire him a year ago for his health issues and he lives in a wonderful stable.  

As we age, so do our friends and animals.  Getting old is not for sissies.

   Thanks so much, Norris, I really appreciate your words!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/28/08 - "OFFICE POLICY":


Dress Code:
-You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary.
- If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a  raise.
- If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise.
- If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.

Sick Days:
We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Personal Days:
Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturdays & Sundays.

Bereavement Leave:
This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend the funeral arrangements. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.

Bathroom Breaks:
Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the "Chronic Offenders" category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sectioned under the company's mental health policy.

Lunch Break:
- Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy.
- Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.
- Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.

The Management

   Thanks, Glenn!

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 03/29/08 - "I'm In A Store!!!":

Hey guys, check this out.  I actually have a WordArt kit in a store!  Imagine that.  And, the lady just contacted me yesterday to do this all.  I'm so excited!

Check it out below:

Bethany Harty

   WOWZERONI-RINI!  That is so exciting! Congratulations, Lady - I'm so proud of you!!!

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 03/29/08 - "The Potato Story":


This is one I think everyone will enjoy. 

Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.

The Potato Story

Hope you enjoy it!

Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other, and finally they got married, and had a little sweet potato, which they called ' Yam.'

Of course, they wanted the best for Yam.

When it was time, they told her about the facts of life.

They warned her about going out and getting half-baked, so she wouldn't get accidentally mashed, and get a bad name for herself like 'Hot Potato,' and end up with a bunch of Tater Tots.

Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get her into the sack and make a rotten potato out of her!

But on the other hand she wouldn't stay home and become a Couch Potato either.

She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her Shoestring cousins.

When she went off to Europe, Mr. and Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out for the hard-boiled guys from Ireland

And the greasy guys from France called the French Fries. And when she went out west, to watch out for the Indians so she wouldn't get scalloped.

Yam said she would stay on the straight and narrow and
wouldn't associate with those high class Yukon Golds, or the ones from the other side of the tracks who advertise their trade on all the trucks that say, 'Frito Lay'

Mr. and Mrs. Potato sent Yam to Idaho P.U. (that's Potato University) so that when she graduated she'd really be in the Chips.

But in spite of all they did for her, one-day Yam came home and announced she was going to marry Tom Brokaw.

Tom Brokaw?????

Mr. and
Mrs. Potato were very upset.

They told Yam
she couldn't possibly marry Tom Brokaw
because he's just.......

Are you ready for this?

Are you sure?



OK! Here it is!






   I think you're right, Jerry - that's a good 'un - thanks!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 03/29/08:

Hi Carol,

Yeah, I'm still around, still reading the news, still thinking of you all.

Tonight I seem to be overly thoughtful of you and hoping you are well and safe, selfishly so because YOU are the Typhoon Nation.
Being a nobody all my life, you are the inspiration that keeps me going.

I love you, Carol. Be well.

Linda May
Oh, WOW, Lady, you made me cry! I certainly never think - or ever thought - of you as a nobody!

   I did have a rougher week than usual; the shortness of breath, fatigue, and edema all escalated instead of the other way around. I could wish that I were a bit more well at the moment, but as Mick Jagger once said, "You cain't always git whut you want!"

   I'll try to get better, though.....

   Thanks so much, Linda May! I love you, too!

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"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far

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 (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups.....

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:  - 03/26/08


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/26/08 - "2007 Woman Drivers Awards" (#3 in a Series of 10):

I think, therefore I am, no, no!! I think I sent this out previously if not before, still sounds right, but because of its absolute accuracy and recognition of skills only possessed by our lovely ladies; not to mention that I really can't remember whether I sent it or not, I am sending it now?!
Also, it was sent to me with orders to so do!! That is, forward it.
Without further ado, I give you the "winners"!!
If they can't take a joke...

The 2007 Women Drivers Awards
8th Place Goes to:

Ok, ah...well, um...hmm; look,
you're in MY parking space!

Thank you to all contestants for giving us all a reason to laugh and smile.

   Thank you, Wayne Honey! This is an excellent example of why I decided never to take driver's ed or apply for a driver's license!


  From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 03/26/08 - "Good thoughts for 2008" (#3 in a Series of 12):


I just felt you'd like this today.

Thank you for being such a friend to so many of us.


Give this heart to everyone you don't want to lose in '08 including me. 


"Be kinder than necessary because everyone
you meet is fighting some kind of battle.


Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important.

Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late. I don't want to let that happen so I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.  Send it to some balloons that you think have flown away forever. You may be surprised to see it return. Send this heart to everybody you like.

   Thank you so much, Charlie! You were right - I did need this!


   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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Sweet Nothin's

Music by Dub Allbritten; Words by Ronnie Self

(Brenda Lee, 1960)

(Whispering) Uh Huh Honey
(Whispering) Alright

My baby whispers in my ear
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
He knows the things I like to hear
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
Things he wouldn't tell
Nobody else
Secret baby
I keep them to myself
Sweet Nothin's
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's

We walk along hand in hand
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
Yeah, we both understand
Ummm Sweet Nothin's
Sittin' in the classroom trying to read my book
My baby give me that special look
Sweet Nothin's
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's

[Instrumental Interlude]

Ah, sittin on my front porch
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
Well, do I love you, of course
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
Mama turned on the front porch light
Sayin' "Come here darlin' that' enough for tonight"
Sweet Nothin's
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
Sweet Nothin's

"Sweet Nothin's" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Sweet Nothin's" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Animated Kissing Couple clip art courtesy of - 03/29/05

First Love's Kiss clip art courtesy of - 03/29/05

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!

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

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

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

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05

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

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!!

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

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

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