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04/02/08 - NNHS Newsletter -

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”

- Hal Borland
(14 May 1900 - 22 Feb 1978)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I'm completely baffled as to why we've never used this 1957 classic ballad before.  Didn't we all memorize it as soon as it hit the air waves??  I know I did.

BONUS - - Pat Boone - April Love, 1957


  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!  


1.   From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 04/01/08 - "Thank You":

Hi Carol: 

Just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers and to let you know that I have recovered from my knee surgery and I have returned to work. Modern medicine still amazes me and the turn around time for recovery has greatly improved.  Hope all is well with you and the rest of the Typhoon family. Thanks again.  

Catherine Hudson

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks for letting us know, Cathy!


  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 04/01/08 - "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 Final Four!  I would love him to make it to the Championship Round, but he needs your vote (let your friends know).   He's up against a cute pudgy Pug named Cosmo, 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 your vote again if Charley makes it to the next round!)
Chuck Jones
Visit .
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).
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

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.

   The semifinal round of voting ends Thursday, April 03, at 11:59 p.m. The finalists will then be announced Friday, April 04, at 12:00 p.m.

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

   Y'all go vote, now - ya heah?!?

      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/01/08 - "Visit":

  During March our daughter Laura and grandson Sammy came to see us from Germany.  Can you tell that       Pam (the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold) likes being a grandma?

   Why, yes, I do believe I can! Thank you so much for this adorable image, Dave!

March 2008
Pam and Sammy

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/01/08:

I must congratulate you on your steadfast, no holds barred, work on getting out the newsletters and sad announcement today; atta girl!
It took me a couple of "clicks of the mouse", and a bit of reading to finish your fine work. Is that good enough for 2nd place?
As to      Mr. (Rip) Collins' ('65 - of TN) "monkey", you should see the ones I "filter"!! Some guys never change, thank GOD for my friend Rip!

   Thank you so much, Wayne Honey! I'm trying to figure out to whom you are coming in second place?!?

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 04/01/08 - "PRICELESS":

Cute story, read all the way through. Hope this brings a chuckle to your day!
Dimples aka Sepi

This is just too cute not to pass on...

Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after a speaking engagement and when his plane arrived there was a limousine there to transport him to his home. As he prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver.

"You know," he said, "I am 87 years old and I have never driven a limousine. Would you mind if I drove it for a while?"

The driver said, "No problem. Have at it."

Billy got into the driver's seat and they headed off down the highway. A short distance away sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap.

The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone.

The trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo and he got out of his patrol car to begin the procedure.

The young trooper walked up to the driver's door and when the glass was rolled down, he was surprised to see who was driving.

He immediately excused himself and went back to his car and called his supervisor .

He told the supervisor, "I know we are supposed to enforce the law... But I also know that important people are given certain courtesies. I need to know what I should do because I have stopped a very important person."

The supervisor asked, "Is it the governor?"

The young trooper said, "No, he's more important than that.'"

The supervisor said, "Oh, so it's the president."

The young trooper said, "No, he's even more important than that."

The supervisor finally asked, "Well then, who is it?"

The young trooper said, "I think it's Jesus, because he's got Billy Graham for a chauffeur!"

   Thanks, Dimples!

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 04/01/08 - "    Anne Redford Terry, NNHS58 - a journey revealed":

Did you know Anne Redford?  I had to look up her picture in the Anchor.  It was the picture of  a good-natured elf.
I went to the memorial service, expecting to be one of a few.
The place was packed with friends and neighbors, many who gave moving eulogies.  She was very much a giver, care-taker, friend of all she touched.
She was described as a self-effacing introvert who lived to help people.
She was known as the Matriarch and Mayor of Palen Avenue, a beautiful, tree lined street of Hilton Village.
Her husband died of cancer in 1981.  She was almost completely house-bound from 2000-05 taking care of her mother and sister, both who battled cancer.
She had been striving to expand her personal boundaries for a couple of years.  Getting more involved in activities outside the house.  Anne often took friends to her favorite lunch haunts, Monty's Penguin and the Port Arthur.
For years, Anne was involved with "Relay for Life", the fundraiser for cancer research.  She was a long-time friend of Veronica Weymouth, who discovered she had breast cancer a couple weeks after agreeing to chair this years "Relay for Life".  Anne really stepped up to provide support for Veronica as she went through all the rigors of treatment for breast cancer.
As usual, an interesting journey that those outside of a small circle of friends and neighbors were completely unaware.
Take Care of yourself and do good...

   Thank you so much, Joe! With this information I was able to create a Memorial Newsletter for Anne even in the absence of an obituary:

    From Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA - 04/02/08:

Hi Carol,
I hope you're feeling better. 

I can answer that question about where Roy Parrish ('61) plays hockey as he is my brother.  He has lived in Los Angeles for many years (since college days).  He went there for school and fell in love with the lifestyle and his special Marsha.  He has been playing for years and has traveled with his team.  He amazes me with his stamina.  I visited a couple of years ago and saw him in action.  Like I said - amazing!

   That would definitely make you a reliable source, Jeanette! GIGGLES! Thanks so much!

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; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"

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"; update of 03/31/08: stays awake longer, off the ventilator longer, now enjoying his beloved opera, card shower requested

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.   Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA - update of 03/30/08: emergency appendectomy caused by ruptured appendix; will be in the hospital 3 - 4 days

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: - 03/31/08

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" (#6 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
5th Place Goes to:

Sorry to trouble you Ms., but I wonder if you could tell me a little bit about this hose?

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" (#6 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.


The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge.

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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April Love

Words by Paul Francis Webster;
Music by
Sammy Fain

(Pat Boone, 1957)

April love is for the very young
Every star's a wishing star that shines for you
April love is all the seven wonders
One little kiss can tell you this is true

Sometimes an April day will suddenly bring showers
Rain to grow the flowers for her first bouquet
But April love can slip right through your fingers
So if she's the one don't let her run away

[Instrumental Interlude]

Sometimes an April day will suddenly bring showers
Rain to grow the flowers for her first bouquet
But April love can slip right through your fingers
So if she's the one don't let her run away

"April Love" midi courtesy of - 04/01/08

  "April Love" lyrics courtesy of - 04/01/08

Hummel's "April Showers" Image courtesy of - 04/01/08

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/07

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

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

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

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!!

"YOU'RE AWESOME!!!" clip courtesy of My #6 Son, Dale Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 04/01/06

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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

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

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