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04/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
April in Paris

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go
for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.”

Ernest Hemingway

(21 July 1899 - 2 July 1961)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We're still continuing with our April themes.

BONUS #1 - - Doris Day

BONUS #2 - - Ella Fitzgerald, 1957


   Happy Birthday today to  Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69) of ?!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
10 -
  Skip Wood ('65) of NC;
11 - 
    Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND    Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND    Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA:
12 -
 Richard Rawls ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!  


Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA:

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 04/05/08 - "Update on Deloris Jackson Morgan":

Hi, Carol! 
Here is an update on Deloris Jackson Morgan.  She has had a cast reapplied and then replaced in the past 2 weeks, and will have to have the pin in her ankle replaced on April 22nd.  She is in good spirits and gets around on a little scooter.  She can't use crutches because of back surgery fairly recently.  She has a lot of pain and discomfort with that, too. Please lift her in prayer for healing and relief from pain.

Thanks again!

   Thank you, Judy!


  Jerry Allen ('65) of VA:

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 04/05/08 :

Jerry is getting better each day.  We just keep things as normal (or in our case, "abnormal") as we can.  We are happy, enjoying friends and family and thanking God for each day.  We are also thankful to be Typhoons.

Love you guys!

   Thanks again, Judy! We love you, too!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/04/08 - "BEACON - 20 DEC 63: Christmas Issue (Part 1 of 2)":

This is an interesting issue from an historical standpoint.

I don’t think that current public school newspapers are quite so “overt” in their acknowledgement of Christmas.

Friday, December 20, 1963 Friday, December 20, 1963 Friday, December 20, 1963 Friday, December 20, 1963 Friday, December 20, 1963 Friday, December 20, 1963 Friday, December 20, 1963
Page One - TOP Page One - BOTTOM Page Two - TOP Page Two - Mrs. Janet Ellis Page Two - BOTTOM Page Three - TOP Page Three - BOTTOM

   OH, WOW! I remember this issue! How times have changed!


   Thank you, Brown Eyes!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/04/08 - "WATER---This is BEAUTIFUL!":


 Joyce Cahoon

   OOOH - the velvet tones of Jim Reeves! Thank you so much, Joyce - this IS beautiful!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/04/08 - "A Simple Quarter!!!!!":

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston, TX   Some weeks after he arrived he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area.  When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change.

As he considered what to do, he thought to himself,  'You' d better give the quarter back.  It would be wrong to keep it.'  Then he thought, 'Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount?

Anyway, t he bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it; Accept it as 'a gift from God' and keep quiet.'

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the quarter to the driver and said,  'Here, you gave me too much change.'

The driver, with a smile, replied,  'Aren't you the new preacher in town?  I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship.  I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change.. 
I'll see you at church on Sunday.'

When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said,  'Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.'

Our lives are the only  Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as  Christians and will put us to the test!  Always be on guard and remember that you carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself  'Christian'.

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not PROTECT you...Stay FAITHFUL and be GRATEFUL.

 Joyce Cahoon

   A nice reminder - thanks, Joyce!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 04/05/08 - "Semper Fi or Chill Out, I'm eating now":

On July 6, 2007, police were called to investigate an attempted armed robbery:

The 71-year-old retired Marine who opened fire on two robbers at a Plantation, FL, Sub shop late Wednesday, killing one and critically wounding the other, is described as John Lovell, a former helicopter pilot for two presidents. He doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke, he works out everyday.

Mr. Lovell was a man of action Wednesday night.

According to Plantation police, two masked gunmen came into the Subway at 1949 N. Pine Rd. Just after 11 p.m. There was a lone diner, Mr. Lovell, who was finishing his meal. After robbing the cashier, the two men attempted to shove Mr. Lovell into a bathroom and rob him as well. They got his money, but then Mr. Lovell pulled his handgun, opened fire. He shot one of the thieves in the head and chest and the other in the head.

 When police arrived, they found one of the men in the shop. K-9 units found the other in the bushes of a nearby business. They also found cash strewn around the front of the sandwich shop according to Detective Robert Rettig of the Plantation Police Department.

Both men were taken to Broward General Medical Center, where one, Donicio Arrindell, 22, of North Lauderdale died. The other, 21-year-old Frederick Gadson of Fort Lauderdale is in critical but stable condition. 

A longtime friend of Lovell was not surprised to hear what happened. The friend said, ''He'd give you the shirt off his back, but he'd be mad as hell if someone tried to take the shirt off your back''.

Mr. Lovell was a pilot in the Marine Corps, flying former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later worked as a pilot for Pan Am and Delta.

He is not expected to be charged, authorities said ''He was in fear for his life,'' Detective Rettig said, 'These criminals ought to realize that most men in their 70's have military backgrounds and aren't intimidated by idiots'.

Something tells me this old Marine wasn't 'in fear for his life', even though his life was definitely at risk. The only thing he could be charged with is participating in an unfair fight. One 71 - year young Marine against two punks.

Two head shots and one center body mass shot - outstanding shooting! That'll teach them not to get between a Marine and his meal. 

Don't you just love a story with a happy ending?

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Norris! I ran this through several different ways and could find no comment concerning it.

From NewsMax Media - 04/05/08 - "Blaylock Tip: Lose Your Deadly Belly Fat":

Blaylock Tip of the Week

Lose Your Deadly Belly Fat

Americans have lived through many health crises in the past but the latest threat, though largely preventable, has silently grown to potentially deadly proportions. America is in the grips of an “obesity epidemic,” and 65 percent of the population is overweight.

Even those who may not consider themselves overweight may be carrying a large amount of deadly belly fat, known to increase the risk of heart disease in relatively slim people.

Most people have a basic sense that being overweight is bad for their health, but few appreciate just how dangerous it is.

While I have never written a diet book and don’t intend to, controlling fat excess is really fairly simple: Eat for health, not for pleasure. This is not to say that a healthy diet has to taste bad. But it is critical to keep in mind that the goal is a diet that provides health. The loss of excess fat will always come when you follow a healthy diet.

Below are my four steps for losing weight permanently.....

1. Eat a lot of vegetables. Also, eat a mixture of fresh and cooked vegetables, which should all be cleansed thoroughly to remove pesticides and herbicides.

2. Avoid excessive carbohydrates. The three worst culprits are sweetened drinks (sodas and fruits drinks), pasta and breads. While desserts are bad, they are never eaten in as high a volume as these three.

Breads are high on the glycemic index — a measure of how fast a carbohydrate is broken down and absorbed into the blood. The faster it enters the blood, the greater the secretion of insulin — the process that causes us to be hungry. Foods low on the index are absorbed more slowly.

Your source of carbohydrates will be beans and lentils. Years ago it was observed that the Asians ate a diet high in carbohydrates, yet they had a low risk of heart attack and stroke. Now we know that’s because they eat only carbohydrates that contain fiber.

3. Avoid most red meats. Acceptable meats include turkey, ostrich, pork and Chicken. Organically raised animals are the best. Processed meats should be avoided, since most are heavily dosed with nitrites and injected with excitotoxin additives. A recent study found that eating these meats multiplies the risk of pancreatic cancer by 62 times.

If you want an occasional steak, make sure the cattle are grass-fed and that all the animals are individually tested for mad cow disease.

4. Exercise. Over an extended period, no diet will work without exercise. The beauty of exercise is that not only are you burning calories while you exercise — you continue to burn them hours later.

Muscle burns fats and consumes calories. The more your muscles work, the easier it is to lose weight. Exercise also promotes the release of growth hormones and this reduces body fat.

Eating quality, pure foods is important for your overall health.

       From Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL - 04/05/08:

Hi Carol,
 Thanks so much for the PR on our    Sock Hop. Tell    Joe Wingo (President of the Class of 1965 - of NC) if indeed he has an aunt and uncle in Lakeland and they come to the Sock Hop, I will buy his uncle a drink (in his stead) and dance a swing/jitterbug with his aunt (but not vice-versa!!)
Raoul Weinstein, NNHS '57
  PS - This picture was taken last month on Princess cruise around Cape Horn from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Valpraiso, Chile where I was a dance host with the group Dancers At Sea.

   WOWZERONI!!! How is it that you're eight years older than I am, and you still look like a kid?!?

March 2008

    Wait a minute (or wit a minute, as we Scots would say)! When I met your sister,      Karen (Weinstein Witte - '60 - of FL) at her 45-Year Reunion in 2005, she looked prettier then than when she was in high school! How can this be?!?

   Stop the train!

   Y'all live in FLORIDA (well, when you're not cruising around the globe...).  FLORIDA! That's IT! You two have located Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth! It's that water that        Wayne (Stokes - '65 - of VA) was telling us about the other day!

   Okay, everybody. Make your plans now to go to that sock hop. If Raoul's buying the drinks, we could all have some of that Magic Elixir and watch the hands of time move backwards!

   Thanks, Raoul!

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"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"

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; still short of $2000.00 goal

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; update of 04/05/08: "has had a cast reapplied and then replaced in the past 2 weeks, and will have to have the pin in her ankle replaced on April 22nd.  She is in good spirits and gets around on a little scooter.  She can't use crutches because of back surgery fairly recently.  She has a lot of pain and discomfort with that, too."

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. Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 22nd Annual "Almost World Famous" Sertoma Sock Hop, Lakeland, FL  

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

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

4. 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" (#10 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
..... and finally, here is our 2007 Women Drivers Awards
*** Gold Medal Winner ***

Look!, not a drop of water on me anywhere! Pretty neat, huh?
WOW!! How the heck...?!? 
 Oh, never mind... CONGRATULATIONS! 
 This concludes the  2007 Women Drivers Awards Ceremony. 

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! These have been a real HOOT!!!

  From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 03/26/08 - "Good thoughts for 2008" (#10 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.


My mind is like a functions only when open.

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
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April in Paris

- Words by E. Y. Harburg; Music by Vernon Duke, 1932

April in Paris
Chestnuts in blossom
Holiday tables under the trees

April in Paris
This is a feeling
No one can ever reprise

I never knew the charm of spring
Never met it face to face
I never knew my heart could sing
Never missed a warm embrace

Till April in Paris
Whom can I run to?
What have you done to my heart?

I never knew the charm of spring
Never met it face to face
I never knew my heart could sing
Never missed a warm embrace

Till April in Paris
Whom can I run to?
What have you done to my heart?

"April in Paris" midi courtesy of - 04/05/08

"April in Paris" lyrics courtesy of - 04/05/08 

Image of Eiffel Tower courtesy of - 04/05/08

Image of Notre Dame Cathedral courtesy of - 04/05/08

Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since11/29/05

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

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

Amtrak Train Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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

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