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04/12/08 - NNHS Newsletter - I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)

“In secret we met -
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee? -
With silence and tears."

George Gordon, Lord Byron, "When We Two Parted"

(22 Jan 1788 - 19 Apr 1824)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's song was originally used here three years ago today:

   I don't know why I couldn't find a Bonus Video of this great old classic.  I don't know why; I just couldn't.



1.        From Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX - 04/11/08:

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - "Add to mailing list":

Hi Carol,
Would you please add my sister Nancy Dearing Berry (NNHS class of 1962) to the mailing list for the newsletter?.  She lives with her husband Gene Berry (USAF retired) in Garden Ridge, TX (suburb of San Antonio).  I spoke with her last night and was telling her about your great website and NNHS newsletters and she asked if I would e-mail you and ask you to add her to the mailing list.  Her birthday is June 16, 1943.  I am attaching three pictures for her profile.
I pray that you are or will very soon be feeling much better.  Please take good care of yourself.  What would us old Typhoons do without your wonderful newsletters to look forward to?
Thank you for all that you do.
Sydney Dearing
p.s. Nancy's e-mail address is  ___________________.

   Nancy! Why, I'd be delighted! I've added your name and images to your Alumni Page, and your name to the Contact Page for the Class of 1962 (let me know if you'd like your email address posted).

   I've also added you to our Birthday Page: 

   Welcome aboard, Nancy - and thanks, Sydney!



   Happy Birthday today to  Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND  Richard Rawls ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

13 - Gil Hughes ('64);
14 -
  Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;
18 -
  Monty Phillips ('62) of VA AND    Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!  


  From Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 04/10/08:

This is me and many of you, too (or your wives). 

 Oh, I do like this fancy version! Thanks, Judy!


    From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('56) of NC - 04/11/08 - "The Class Reunion for 1958":

Dear Carol and Typhoon Family,

Not an original, wish that it were.  The class of '58 is going BIG TIME for our Fiftieth ! 

And our Head Cheerleader (    Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX) can still kick as high as she ever could !    

Dimples aka Sepi

Every ten years, as summertime nears,
An announcement arrives in the mail,
A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand;
Make plans to attend without fail.


I'll never forget the first time we met;
We tried so hard to impress.
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars,
And wore our most elegant dress.

It was quite an affair; the whole class was there.
It was held at a fancy hotel.
We wined, and we dined, and we acted refined,
And everyone thought it was swell.

The men all conversed about who had been first
To achieve great fortune and fame.
Meanwhile, their spouses described their fine houses
And how beautiful their children became.

The homecoming queen, who once had been lean,
Now weighed in at one-ninety-six.
The jocks who were there had all lost their hair,
And the cheerleaders could no longer do kicks.

No one had heard about the class nerd
Who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon;
Or poor little Jane, who's always been plain;
She married a shipping tycoon.

The boy we'd decreed "most apt to succeed"
Was serving ten years in the pen,
While the one voted "least" now was a priest;
Just shows you can be wrong now and then.

They awarded a prize to one of the guys
Who seemed to have aged the least.
Another was given to the grad who had driven
The farthest to attend the feast.

They took a class picture, a curious mixture
Of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.
Tall, short, or skinny, the style was the mini;
You never saw so many thighs.

At our next get-together, no one cared whether
They impressed their classmates or not.
The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal;
By this time we'd all gone to pot.

It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores;
We ate hamburgers, coleslaw, and beans.
Then most of us lay around in the shade,
In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.

By the fortieth year, it was abundantly clear,
We were definitely over the hill.
Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed,
And be home in time for their pill.

And now I can't wait; they've set the date;
Our fiftieth is coming, I'm told.
It should be a ball, they've rented a hall
At the Shady Rest Home for the old.

Repairs have been made on my hearing aid;
My pacemaker's been turned up on high.
My wheelchair is oiled, and my teeth have been boiled;
And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.

I'm feeling quite hearty, and I'm ready to party
I'm gonna dance 'til dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun; But I just hope that there's one
Other person who can make it that night.

Author Unknown

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Dimples!


    From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 04/11/08 - "CLASS OF '57 BIRTHDAYS":

    I thought I had sent you these birthdays, but I must have forgotten.  Anyway, here is 3 months.
Apr. 1
Harold Smith May 4 Wanda Hodge Underwood Jun. 6 Robert Hemintoller
Apr. 4 Robert Workman May 5 Jane Penn Clark Jun. 6 Bertha Smith Zacharias
Apr. 12 Harvey Weinstein May 6 Patsy Lewis Hancock Jun. 10 Raoul Weinstein
Apr. 17 David Jones May 7 Judy Abbott Copes Jun. 12 Cynthia Clontz Mears
Apr. 22 Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain May 10 Barbara Johnson Hansford Jun. 16 Jane Hoffman
Apr. 23 Evelyn Casey Snead May 22 Judy Blechman Morenoff Jun. 16 Kay Walker Gray
Apr. 23 Peggy Hartsel Sack May 24 Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds Jun. 17 Dino Vretos
Apr. 24 Donald Smith May 24 Betsy Wilson Ellis Jun. 19 Jill Douglas Schumacher
Apr. 25 Lolly Wynne Burke May 25 Edna Martin Clemence Jun. 19 Doris Landon Lewis
Apr. 26 Deanna Steele Capps May 27 Mary Johnson Weaver Jun. 21 Ralph Goldstein
  May 31 Calmet Sawyer Jun. 25 David Lundquist
      Jun. 28 Andrew Puckett
      Jun. 30 Blaine Crum
Pat Beck Letzinger

   Thanks, Pat! I added them to that page: 


    From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 04/11/08 - "NNHS Class of '57 - FYI - Donald Smith's Daughter, Sheila Michelle Lewis":

Dear Classmates:
It is with sadness that I have to tell you Donald Smith's daughter, Sheila Michelle Lewis, passed away today, very peacefully.  As yet, no arrangements have been made. I will keep you informed as I learn more. 
If you would like to send Donald and his wife Ellen a card, I have written his address below (available from me upon request at    
Typhoons for ever,
Pat Beck Letzinger

  Ohhh, Pat, I'm so very sorry to hear this tragic news. Thanks for letting us know; I'll create a Memorial Newsletter when the obituary appears.


     From Me ('65) of NC - 04/12/08 - "Teachers":

   I'm in the process of bringing all the Teacher pages "up to code". The ones which were created several years ago were not as attractive as some of those added more recently. I'm only about 1/3 through (if that).  If you have some memories of your favorite teachers, this would be a great time to share them with us - thanks!

      - brand new page!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/07/08 - "Pavement??":

Our riches are but filthy this case pavement!!

 Joyce Cahoon

There once was a rich man who was near death. He was very grieved because he had worked so hard for his money and he wanted to be able to take it with him to heaven. So he began to pray that he might be able to take some of his wealth with him.

An angel heard his plea and appeared to him, "Sorry, but you can't take your wealth with you."

The man implored the angel to speak to God to see if He might bend the rules.

The man continued to pray that his wealth could follow him. The angel reappeared and informed the man that God decided to allow him to take one suitcase with him. Overjoyed, the man gathered his largest suitcase and filled it with pure gold bars and placed it beside his bed.

Soon afterward the man died and showed up at the Gates of Heaven to greet St. Peter. Seeing the suitcase, Peter said, "Hold on, you can't bring that in here!"

But the man explained to him that he had permission and asked him to verify his story with the Lord. Sure enough, Peter checked and came back saying, "You're right. You are allowed one carry-on bag, but I'm supposed to check its contents before letting it through."

Peter opened the suitcase to inspect the worldly items that the man found too precious to leave behind and exclaimed, "You brought pavement?!?!"

   Thanks, Joyce!


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;  update of 04/07/08: "He is still about the same, but some days better, some worse; stays off the vent for as along as eleven hours."

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 Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/31/08 - "Don't do this" (#4 in a Series of 23):

I hope you get all the pictures!!!  Also notice that most all the pictures have men in them!!  And they say women are dumb!!!  These guys don't even have the "blonde" excuse.
 Joyce Cahoon

These are very good examples of things that we should NOT do at home, work, or any where else for that matter.

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Joyce!

Isn't this a violation of the seatbelt laws? 


   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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I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)

(Words by
Roy Turk, Music by Fred E. Ahlert – 1931)

Featured in the Film, Faithful In My Fashion, 1946

All day long you're asking me what I see in you
All day long I'm answering but what good does it do?
I have nothing to explain
I just love you, love you, and I'll tell you once again

I don't know why I love you like I do
I don't know why, I just do
I don't know why you thrill me like you do
I don't know why, you just do

You never seem to want my romancing
The only time you hold me is when we're dancing
I don't know why I love you like I do
I don't know why, I just do

You never seem to want my romancing
The only time you hold me is when we're dancing
I don't know why I love you like I do
I don't know why, I just do

"I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)" midi courtesy of't%20no%20why.htm - 04/07/05
and extracted with the kind assistance of my &5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL.
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)" lyrics courtesy of - 04/07/05

Blue Heart clip art courtesy of - 10/21/04

 Blue Jewels Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/07/05

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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!!

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

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

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!

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