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04/25/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Peppermint Twist

“More are men's ends marked than their lives before.
The setting sun, and music at the close,
As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last,
Writ in remembrance more than things long past."

- William Shakespeare, Richard II, act 2, sc. 1, l. 11-4.

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   Today's theme was first used exactly three years ago today at the suggestion of
       Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA:  

   Thanks again, David!

BONUS #1 - - Joey Dee and The Starliters, 1962 - Peppermint Twist

BONUS #2 - - Joey Dee, after 2003 - Peppermint Twist


   Happy Birthday today to Lolly Wynne Burke ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND    Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
27 -
    Bill Campbell ('54) of VA AND Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) AND Barbara Jones ('54);
29 -
  Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS  AND    Mike Sagman ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!  


   Hit #72,500 was made on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 8:16 AM by an unknown user from


  From Bill Black ('66) of GA to   Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 04/21/08 - "'Well, I Guess I'm Back' Premiere":

I've spoken to Le'Royce E. Bratsveen about ticket sales for my little play reading this coming Saturday night, and she paints a pretty bleak picture. There'll be an ad in Thursday's Daily Press, and David Nicholson might be running a story in Friday's paper.    Dick Lamb will almost definitely have me on the air at 92.9 the Wave one day this week,  and there's a slim possibility I'll actually be on-camera with WTKR's noon news.  All of that is last minute stuff,  so I hope people would still to be able to make plans to attend the reading.

The reading of Bill Black's play, "Well I Guess I'm Back" is this Saturday night, April 26th, 8PM at the Dr. Mary Christian Auditorium at Thomas Nelson Community College.  Tickets are $12.00.  Bill says: "Don't let the fact that the name Jim Quinn appears as the playwright, it's me, but that's the air name I used for many years at the Sooper Q, WTAR, and WRVA in Richmond.  I thought it would help me with the media publicity, but that ain't happened, so the whole evening might turn out to be the second stupidest thing I ever did on the Peninsula.  The first was when I stood up at Mouse Assembly our senior year and described the in-coming eighth graders by saying: "Don't mock the afflicted...."   Which I hope everyone remembers as a line from "A Hard Day's Night"...  Huh?  The Beatles' first movie...What?  Those four guys from Liverpool .. Never mind.."

Anyone interested?  Hopefully everyone saw "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" last weekend, so there's nothing else worth seeing at the movies.  Call Le'Royce Bratsveen, artistic director of Iron Street Productions, at 244-8937.   Call often, buy lots of tickets.  One of you on the mailing list has knowledge of at least one of the other stupid things I've done.  I think I'll recognize you; just tug on your ear in case I don't.  It's been a long time.  

And if any of you can't attend, call    Margaret Burns Edwards ('67) at Floral Fashions, 868-0405, for a suitable memorial arrangement.  If you all pool your money, it won't cost much.

Oh!  What's "Well, I Guess I'm Back?" all about?  It's a love story, basically, and the third stupidest thing I've ever done...  Anything else, ya gotta pay.  But that also lets you rip me to bits at the Q&A afterwards. Careful, though, the director and the cast are on all my side.

Thanks, Dee.  Hope you can come.


   Thank you, Bill! I certainly wish I could be there myself, but that isn't possible right now.    The rest of y'all have a great evening in store - so BUY THOSE TICKETS!!!


1.  Jerry Allen ('65) of VA and 2.Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA:

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 04/24/08 - "Jerry and Deloris update":

Hey, "Web Queen"!
Here is a happy update.  Jerry is no longer taking daily abdominal injections for that blood clot that developed a few weeks ago.  Everything is looking good. He saw both the oncologist and the radiologist yesterday and everything is looking pretty good.  The PET scan will be in the next few weeks.  We are expecting good results.
Deloris did pretty well on her surgery Tuesday to replace that pin in her ankle.  She will be going with us to OBX this weekend to celebrate. 
Thank God and thanks to Typhoons for the prayers!
Love you guys!

   Thanks for that great news, Sweet Judy! Y'all have a great time - and Happy Anniversary!

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 04/20/08 - "Good morning!":


Good morning!

We can pretend we are sharing a good cup of coffee (or tea, or Diet Coke or Dr Pepper [] while enjoying...

Good Morning Blessings

...Keep the blessing working by being the source of blessing to other people.

Good Morning !!!!

This morning when I wakened []

And saw the sun above, I softly said, " Good morning, Lord , Bless everyone I love"


Right away I thought of you and said a loving prayer ,

That He would bless you specially , [] and keep you free from care.

I thought of all the happiness a day could hold in store,

I wished it all for you because no one deserves it more.

I felt so warm and good inside, my heart []was all aglow .

I know God heard my prayers for you , He hears them all, you know. []

[] ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^

Nine angels are sent to you. 

Have Faith!

   Thank you, Dear Linda-Linda! 

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/21/08 - "Moral to the story?":


A C-130 was lumbering along when a cocky F-16 flashed by. The jet jockey decided to show off.

The fighter jock told the C-130 pilot, "watch this!" and promptly went into a barrel roll followed by a steep climb. He then finished with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier. The F-16 pilot asked the C-130 pilot what he thought of that?

The C-130 pilot said, "That was impressive, but watch this!"

The C-130 droned along for about 5 minutes and then the C-130 pilot came back on and said: "What did you think of that?"

Puzzled, the F-16 pilot asked, "What the hell did you do?"

The C-130 pilot chuckled. "I stood up, stretched my legs, walked to the back, went to the bathroom
, then got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon bun."

When you are young & foolish - speed & flash may seem a good thing !!!

When you get older & smarter - comfort & dull is not such a bad thing !!!

We older folks understand this one!  

   ABSOLUTELY - GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Sweetie - for everything! 

       From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 04/21/08 - "NNHS Class of 1970":

I see where you are requesting information for the class of 1970 Graduation page.  I will locate the ole archives & forward all the information I can.  But for now, our class colors were blue & red, not red, white & blue.

   Oh, yeah. That's what I MEANT to say!

Graduated Sunday, June 14, 1970, 4:00 p.m., High School Gymnasium

Senior Class Officers:
President................Bernie McClelland
Vice President.........Harvey Anker
Secretary.................Patty Barrow
Treasurer..................Valerie Scott

Class Night Committee Heads:
Chairman..........David Thomas
Co-chairman.....Pearl Murphy
Co-chairman......Ray Jones

Senior Class Song Ella Davis & Ray Jones

Farewell to passing hours of grief and joy,
Of effort, gain, and happiness combined.
We leave to search a new and separate life,
And may our hearts forever more entwine.
Our eyes have seen a thousand different days,
Our minds have memorized each day we've lived.
And new we raise a cup of love to those
Who gave us everything they had to give.

Senior Prom:

Friday, May 29, 1970
8:00 p.m.
Chamberlin Hotel

Class Colors: Red & Blue

I do believe I have a graduation program, but will have to dig a little deeper. Me & my OCD!!

   WILD GIGGLES!!! That's why we get along together so well, Carol Anne! We UNDERSTAND each other!

   There ya go, Lady - a brand new page:

   Thanks, Carol Anne!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/21/08 - "BEACON - 21 FEB 1964 (Part two of two)":

Friday, February 21, 1964 Friday, February 21, 1964 Friday, February 21, 1964 Friday, February 21, 1964 Friday, February 21, 1964
Page Three - TOP Page Three - BOTTOM Page Three - Paramount Page Four - TOP Page Four- BOTTOM


   What a fabulous issue this is!

   Thank you, Brown Eyes!

  From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA - 04/23/08 - "Re: 04/22/08 - Earth Day Plus 38 Years":

Hi Carol--

I love looking at the old Beacon images but something really caught my eye of an event that I have never forgotten-an article on the death of   Russell Maynard ('61). He died from a car accident when his car hit a tree.  I was with some friends and we were the first ones to come across the wreck.  I remember coming around a bend in the road and wondering why there was a car on its side up against a tree with the lights on and the engine running.  We stopped immediately and the guys told us girls to stay in the car while they checked it out.  They came back to the car and said there was a guy in bad shape and they didn't think he was going to make it.  They were visibly shaken and I was so glad that I stayed in the car.  The next day I found out it was Russell Maynard and I really freaked because I knew him and have always thought that if I had seen him that maybe I could have comforted him and at least he could have seen a familiar face as he died instead of strangers. 

There are things/events in your life that you will always remember--this is one of mine.

Regards, Jo Ann

   Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Jo Ann! I read that article with great interest myself.  I elected not to point it out for various reasons. As it crossed the top and bottom sections of the Beacon page, neither did I try to piece it together.  I did extract Russell's death date and place and added it to the Memoriam page for the Class of 1961.  Now I've added your comment there as well:

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/22/08 - "I Wish You Enough":

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.  Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, 'I love you, and I wish you enough.'

The daughter replied, 'Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.' 

They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy, but she welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?' 

'Yes, I have,' I replied. 'Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?'. 

'I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral,' she said. 

'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.' May I ask what that means?'

She began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.'

She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and she smiled even more. 'When we said, 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.'

Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.  I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.  I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.  I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.  I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye. 

She then began to cry and walked away. 

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them; but then an entire life to forget them. 

TAKE TIME TO LIVE..... To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH!!

 Joyce Cahoon

   This is so beautiful! Thanks, Joyce!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/22/08 - "Hello from the Singing Groundhog":

I just couldn't resist sending this card.

   Thanks so much, Glenn - it DID make me smile! I hope you have a wonderful day, too!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 04/24/08 - "Monty's Penguin":

   I noticed this obituary in the Daily Press:

   I thought it belonged on the Monty's Penguin page, so I placed it there, and did a slight page redesign in the process:


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"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"; update of update of 04/24/08: "no longer taking daily abdominal injections for blood clot that developed a few weeks ago; everything is looking pretty good.  The PET scan will be in the next few weeks.  We are expecting good results."

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..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

6. 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; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

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

8. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08;  update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

9. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"

10. 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"; update of 04/14/08: "doing better and sounded great (on 04/12)"; update of 04/14/08: "doing better and sounded great (on 04/12)"; update of 04/24/08 - "did pretty well on her surgery Tuesday to replace that pin in her ankle.  She will be going with (the Allens) to OBX this weekend to celebrate";

11. Jesse Kersey ('58) of VA: update of 04/14/08 - "remains hospitalized, continues to undergo tests, and doctors suspect the problem may be thyroid related"; update of 04/18/08 - SEE ABOVE

12. 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'"

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

14. 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!

15. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

16. All of Us

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

2. Saturday, April 26, 2008 - EVERYONE - the Mary Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, reception at 6:30, reading at 8:00, Q&A with the playwright -    Bill Black (a.k.a. Jim Quinn) ('66) of GA, director, and cast afterwards - 757-224-8937;

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

4. Saturday, June 7, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957 AND OTHER NNHS ALUMNI  

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

6. 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" (#13 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!

Maybe we shouldn't have parked it on the side of hill.

   This edition has been ripped apart due to length and time constraints, but the good news is, that means we'll need more issues!

   Have a Blessed Passover!  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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Peppermint Twist

(Joey Dee and the Starlighters, 1961)
Joey Dee (Joseph DiNicola - b. 11 June 1940)

Got a new dance and it goes like this:
(hupp di da pep-pep-pep-pep-pep)
the Name of this dance is the Peppermint Twist:
(hupp di da pep-pep-pep-pep-pep)
You'll like it like this
the Peppermint Twist
(hupp di da pep-pep-pep-pep-pep).

'Round and 'round
up and down

'Round and 'round
up and down.
It's 'round and 'round and up and down

One two three kick! One two tree jump!

All the girls yeah we go the twist
(hey Pepe
the Peppermint Twist)
do the plane the same it's the Peppermint Twist
(hey Pepe
the Peppermint Twist)
you will what
what is the Peppermint Twist
(hey Pepe
the Peppermint Twist)

'Round and 'round
up and down

it's goes 'round and 'round
and up and down
one two tree good one ha ha ha ha
one two tree good one ha ha ha ha
one two tree good one ha ha ha ha
one two tree good one ha ha ha ha
you wanna love than do this the Peppermint Twist

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

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

Peppermint clip art courtesy of - 04/23/05

Animated Peppermint Stick Divider Line clip art courtesy of – 04/02/05

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

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

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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

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

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

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

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