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06/10/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Frederick Loewe's 107th Birthday

“Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away.
Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.”

- Louise Erdrich
(b. 7 June 1954)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's birthday is a new one for us to observe, though we did use this song theme before, just over a year ago:

Frederick Loewe
(10 June 1901 - 14 Feb 1988)


Frederick "Fritz" Loewe lived from 1904 until 1988. He was a composer, born in Vienna, Austria and at age 13 he was the youngest pianist to solo with the Berlin Symphony. At age 15 he composed Katrina (1919), which sold two million copies of sheet music in Europe. Although he had studied with great European masters of the piano, when he came to the U.S.A. in 1924 he failed as a piano virtuoso. He took up a series of odd jobs--prospecting for gold, professional boxing--but by the mid-1930s he had launched his career as a composer for the musical theater. Not until he teamed up with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner in 1942, however, did he find his true talent; their first big success was Brigadoon (1947) and this was followed by such classic stage and film musical scores as My Fair Lady (1956), Gigi (1958), and Camelot (1960). This last led to their falling-out and they did not collaborate again until in 1973 when they made a stage version of their film musical, Gigi. Their last collaboration was The Little Prince (1974), after which Loewe retired.

If ever I would leave you from Camelot won him a Grammy Award

BONUS #1 - - If Ever I Would Leave You - Robert Goulet (no video)

BONUS #2 - - If Ever I Would Leave You - Robert Goulet (live)

BONUS #3 - - If Ever I Would Leave You - SURPRISE - GIGGLES!!!

BONUS #4 - - Camelot (1967) Theatrical Trailer

BONUS #5 - - My Fair Lady (1964) Theatrical Trailer

BONUS #6 -  - Hollywood Oscars of 1959 - Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe won the Oscar for best musical score for Gigi.



1.   Roy Parrish (61) of CA:    From Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA - 06/09/08:

Hi Carol,
My brother, Roy Parrish (61) is in town this weekend for his reunion.  He wants to be added to your newsletter.  His e-mail address is _____________________.  His birthday is August 2.  Thanks from both of us.
Jeanette Houston

   Thank you, Jeanette! I've added Roy to my mailing list, to the Alumni Page for his class, the Birthday Page, and the Contact Page for the Class of 1961, though I'll not publish his email addie without his permission:

2.  Abby Diamondstein of ? - who taught Spanish at NNHS l962-63 - 06/09/08:

   Thank you, Abby! I've added you to my mailing list, to the Faculty Alumni Page (that doesn't even make sense until you see it...) and I created (at long last) a Teacher Page for you as well.


   Once again, please let me know if you'd like to have your email addie posted - and send us your birthday so we call all wish you well on that day, too!

   A Big Typhoon Welcome Aboard to you both!


   Happy Birthday today to          Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57) AND       My #3 Son,  Randolph Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '92) of IL;

14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND  Rosalee Wills Jecmenek ('65) of TX AND Cindy Konstant of VA (wife of   George Konstant - '65 - of VA) AND    Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA;

16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND Kay Walker Gray ('57) AND        Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX;

17 - Dino Vretos ('57) AND   Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit #74,000 was made on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 10:18 AM by someone from MA who ran a Yahoo search for us.


  From Richard Rawls ('71) of VA - 06/09/08 - "Tommy ('61) and Fran (Heath) Scott ('62)":


It is my understanding that Tommy and Fran Scott are still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends.

Their address is:

Tommy & Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422


Richard (’71) – recently retired from NASA after 37 years !!! Now consulting $$$

J. Richard Rawls

   Thank you for the update and address, Richard - and congratulations on your retirement!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA - 06/07/08 - "Basketball State Championship Trophies":

Hi, Bobby:
Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed speaking with  Coach Bill Chambers when he called to thank me for getting you in touch with him so the two trophies could be shipped to him. Needless to say, he was thrilled.
Bobby, he also mentioned how he still holds you in such high esteem for your work ethic, honesty, and dependability as a young man, and as a caring mature man. I had to pass this along to you, rather than tossing a rose on your grave. Your dear mother sure raised you and Willie ('57) to be caring men.
I had hoped to pay a surprise visit on you and share this moment in person, but we were unable to make it to the NNHS Class of 1957 Annual Picnic in Newport News today, so I hope this email is not too crass. Besides, I could not find a valid postage stamp since the rates went up.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
P.S. I am sending a copy of this message to        Carol Buckley Harty ('65 - of NC), as it involves Coach Chambers. So, if you do not want this plastered around the TYPHOON Nation, you best reply fast to Carol to tell her to stop the presses.

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Joe - you expressed that beautifully!

   I'm so sorry you were unable to make it to your reunion picnic.....

  From Doug Nelson ('64) of VA - 06/07/08 - "  Charles Snead ('64 - of NC) and Thomas Jefferson":

Hi Carol,

I enjoyed reading Charlie's remembrances in your last newsletter:


particularly his memories of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.

As I have written in the past,  I attended the first and second grade there.  I do not remember Miss (Marie) Suttle there, but I do remember Charlie.  One of my memory fragments from that time is of Charlie racing across the playground on his crutches.  I remember being amazed that he could move faster on those than just about any boy could run.  Charles and I were not in the same classes at T. J.  I only saw him on the playground at recess and lunch.  But as I recall we were friends.


   Thank you, Doug! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with memory fragments!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to      Bill Black ('66) of GA - 06/07/08 - "Your trip to the Virginia Peninsula.":

Hi, Bill:
Since Carol Buckley Harty has been experiencing some difficulties with her new email, I thought I would follow up directly with you to determine if you went sailing on the Chesapeake Bay during your trip to the Peninsula.
I like to refer to sailing as "Cool Change" and used that term when responding to the Newsletters to the TYPHOON Nation regarding your successful reading in Hampton.
Meet you in Muskogee County before too long!!! We can visit the "Benning School for Boys."
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to      Bill Black ('66) of GA - 06/08/08 - "Cool Change":

Hi, Bill:

Thanks for the response, and I am glad I clarified my use of the song title "Cool Change" in my earlier message to indicate sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. I was almost positive it would be among one of your favorite songs.

Sorry you did not have time for sailing on the smooth seas during your trip.....

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to      Bill Black ('66) of GA - 06/09/08:

Hi, Bill:
.....Well, allow me to expand your taste in music. "Cool Change" was recorded by the Little River Band. To paraphrase the opening line, "If there is one thing missing in my life it is sailing on the clear cool water" and I guess that line grabs me.
Stay safe in LaGrange!!!
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

 I'm so glad you explained that reference, Joe, because it had gone right over my head. Big Surprise there, n'est pas?
I found this video on YouTube which was only posted on 05/28/08. I thought you and all the others onboard who've ever been sailing would enjoy it: - Cool Change - Little River Band - Sailing Ships and Lighthouses

   Thanks, Adonis!

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 06/08/08 - "Five New Boyfriends":

I have become a little older since I saw you last and a few changes have come into my life since then. Frankly, I have become a frivolous old gal. I am seeing 5 gentlemen every day and working on seeing the sixth one.

As soon as I wake up. Will Power helps me get out of bed.

Then I go to see

Charlie Horse comes along and when he is here he takes a lot of my time and attention.

When he leaves,
Art Ritis shows up and stays the rest of the day. He doesn't like to stay in one place very long, so he takes me from joint to joint.

After such a busy day, I'm really tired and glad to go to bed with
Ben Gay.

What a life!

Oh yes, I'm also flirting with
Al Zymer.

P.S. The preacher came to call the other day. He said at my age I should be thinking of the hereafter.

I told him, "Oh, I do it all the time. No matter where I am in the house, upstairs, kitchen, or basement, I ask myself, "Now, what am I here after?"

   Thanks, Dicky!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/09/08 - "Nomination for the Famous Marine page.":

Hi, Carol:
May I nominate
  Robert "Bob" Hedrick of Virginia Beach, VA for the Famous Marine page. He served on Sea Duty in the Marine Detachment, USS Valley Forge.
I hope he is one of your subscribers.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Of course, Sir! No, Bobby is not one of my subscribers.  I did see him last fall at Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us, but as I arrived late and he left early, I was not able to speak with him:

   Nor did I know he was in the Marine Corps, but I have added him to that page now:

  From Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of FL and VA - 06/09/08:

Carol -

Thanks so much for Saturday's June 7th newsletter that featured the music of Tom Jones.
He was my favorite - went to just about all his concerts in my "younger days". I remember being on vacation in the 70's in Miami Beach, FL and checking into the hotel and there was a huge billboard that said, "Tom Jones appearing live at the Fountain Bleu Hotel" and yes, you are right - went and got tickets.  One of the best shows I saw him in.
Nice to have walks down Memory Lane !!!
Thanks again -
Donna Chadwell Nunemaker '64
FL & VA 

   WOWZERONI, you saw Tom Jones! I'm impressed! Thanks so much for letting me know, Donna! Someone just asked me if anyone actually liked all these various celebrity birthdays we were observing, and thanks to your note, I was able to respond, "Well, yes!", instead of my customary, "Wal, I dunno!"

      From Wayne Stokes' ('65) of VA - 06/09/08:

Before I sent it, I did know the "Gopher" secret< I'm sure it probably took me longer to "figure out" then the rest!>, but thought I would forward it anyway just in case I could drive at least a couple of folks crazy!!

         Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) responded immediately with the answer and   Edna (Whitcomb Harrison  - '65 - of VA) soon followed.       Sepi (Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) also had an idea that it had something to "... do with the number 9".

However, I did confuse a few, so overall it was a success. We've got some "smart cookies" among us to search out the tricks, and explain them, that come our way; but, we knew that! Anyone remember the David Copperfield "card trick"? On the "net", what goes around, comes... never stops!!
That's the most "popular" gopher I've ever introduced to anyone! Not to mention the ONLY one!! On top of all that, I'd just met him!!

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Wayne Honey! I could tell from your original posting that you knew the answer - and I could tell as soon as I looked at it that I was probably not going to know the answer anytime before the dawning of the millennium.....

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." update of 05/05/08 - "scheduled for two more chemo visits; will have the first chemo on Thursday, May 8th followed up by an injection on Friday to boost his immune system"; update of 05/08/08 - "did pretty well with the chemo today in spite of the risky business with the procedure without the pic line that was removed due to a clot"; update of 05/28/08: has chemo again on 05/29/08

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; update of 04/28/08 - SEE ABOVE

Connie Bloxom Thompson
2237 Hunter Chase
Bel Air, M
D 21015

3. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

4.       My Niece Shari of VA - 05/26/08 - dangerous abscess in mouth; update of 06/06/08 - back right upper tooth has to be cut out on 06/09/08, as it dangerously impacted

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; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"; update of 05/13/08 - has had a setback; going to see the surgeon in Richmond on 05/15/08.

7. My second granddaughter,      Rachel Harty of IL - broke her ankle/leg in 3 places on 05/17/08; clean breaks, no surgery required, but located in a tricky place for a growing girl, so proper healing is essential; update of 05/30/08 - "healing nicely. They put her in a cast below the knee. She still can't put any weight on it for 2 more weeks. Then she will be in a walking cast for 3 weeks after that."

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"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends. "

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

9.   Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"; update of 05/10/08: "continues to do well since the surgery for pancreatic cancer and will now begin the follow-up treatment to be decided upon following the consultation and evaluation at MD Anderson (Houston)."

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

11. 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!;  update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "

12. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends. "

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

13. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late    Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks"

14. Jim Wilson ('58) of VA recovering from prostate surgery on 06/02/08

15. All of Us


1. Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15, 2008 - NNHS CLASSES OF FEBRUARY AND JUNE 1948:

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

there's so much more to come - soon - REALLY-REALLY! 

   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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If Ever I Would Leave You

From the 1962 Broadway musical, "Camelot"

Words and Music by Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe

(Robert Goulet)

If ever I would leave you
It wouldn't be in summer
Seeing you in summer I never would go

Your hair streaked with sunlight
Your lips red as flame
Your face with a luster that puts gold to shame

But if I'd ever leave you
It couldn't be in autumn
How I'd leave in autumn I never will know

I've seen how you sparkle
When fall nips the air
I know you in autumn and I must be there

And could I leave you
Running merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire's glow

If ever I would leave you
How could it be in springtime
Knowing how in spring I'm bewitched by you so
Oh, no, not in springtime, summer, winter, or fall
No, never could I leave you at all

And could I leave you
Running merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire's glow

If ever I would leave you
How could it be in springtime
Knowing how in spring I'm bewitched by you so
Oh, no, not in springtime, summer, winter, or fall
No, never could I leave you at all

"If Ever I would Leave You" midi (sequenced by Jack Hall of THE CORNER LOUNGE) and lyrics courtesy of Jewel's Midi Collection - - 04/23/07

First Image of Frederick Loewe courtesy of - 06/09/08

Second Image (ca. 1970) of Frederick Loewe courtesy of - 06/09/08

Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/09/06

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 the late 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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of  - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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

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

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

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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