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08/04/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
 Raoul Wallenberg's 96th Birthday

ďAll that is necessary for evil to triumph
is that good men do nothing.Ē

- Edmund Burke
(12 Jan 1729 - 9 July 1797)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   For unknown reasons, we've never observed this day here before.

BONUS #1 -

BONUS #2 -

BONUS #3 -


Raoul Wallenberg
(4 Aug 1912 - 17 July 1947)


   Happy Birthday today to The United States Coast Guard - 1790! 

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Frank Friedland ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

06 -   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX;

07 -   Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND    Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) of NC;

08 -
 Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1.Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA:

   From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 08/04/08 - "Update on Dale":

After 8 days in ICU, Dale finally improved enough to be moved Saturday night to the Cardiac Care Unit at Mary Immaculate. The doctors told us that only 5% with this type of heart attack, survive the first 48 hours. I'm sure that all the prayers from all over the country have helped him make it this far. Thankfully, according to the neurologist, he doesn't appear to have any brain damage from lack of oxygen. He knows all our children and me, and has even asked about his grandchildren. He's still having some problems with his memory, but overall is doing better. He gets very frustrated because he can't get out of bed yet on his own. The nurses did help him sit up in a chair yesterday for about an hour, which was a big step. He's still hooked up to a couple tubes and monitors, but hopefully today he'll be able to start on liquids and soft foods. He is still facing a heart catheterization, implantation of a defibrillator and plastic surgery to repair the broken bones in his face. It's going to be a long, slow recovery, so please continue to keep us in your prayers.

With love,

   Thank you so much for letting us know, Sandi! We're certainly keeping y'all in our hearts and thoughts and prayers!

  From Van Rowell ('65) of NC - 08/02/08:

Hello Carol:  

I just wanted to send you a note and let you know that Mattie and I are still holding up here in Kannapolis, just outside of Charlotte.  Hope all is going well at your end of the State.  
On scanning some of the more recent newsletters I noticed a posting from   "Polly White" (Bevins - of VA) from the Class of 1963.  Polly was one of may favorites, along with "Katherine (Ditty) Harrison" (Jones - of CO) from that class and the senior band group.  Please say hello to Polly from Van and if possible give her my e-mail address.  

From the information I read it is good to hear that    Jerry A., Dale C.,     Jimmy S. and      Jimmy D. are getting along good now.


   Hey, Van - it's great to hear from you again! I forwarded your note to Polly; hopefully y'all have made contact again!

   We're continuing to pray for all those people - and many more!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/02/08 - "2008 Darwin Awards - and these people walk among us -- and breed!":

2008 Darwin Awards - and these people walk among us -- and breed!


You've been waiting for them with bated breath, so without further ado here are the 2008 Darwin awards.

Eighth Place
In Detroit , a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys.

Seventh Place
A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who 'totally zoned when he ran,' accidentally, jogged off a 100-foot high cliff on his daily run.

Sixth Place
While at the beach, Daniel Jones, 21, dug an 8 foot hole for protection from the wind and had been sitting in a beach chair at the bottom! When it collapsed, burying him beneath 5 feet of sand. People on the beach used their hands and shovels trying to get him out but could not reach him. It took rescue workers using heavy equipment almost an hour to free him. Jones was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Fifth Place
Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed as he fell through the ceiling of a Bicycle shop he was burglarizing. Death was caused when the long
Flashlight he had placed in his mouth to keep his hands free rammed into the base of his skull as he hit the floor.

Fourth Place
Sylvester Briddell, Jr., 26, was killed as he won a bet with friends who said he would not put a revolver loaded with four bullets into his mouth and pull the trigger.

Third Place
After stepping around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door, a man walked into H&J Leather & Firearms intent on robbing the store. The shop was full of customers and a uniformed officer was standing at the counter. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up, and fired a few wild shots from a target pistol. The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, and several customers also drew their guns and fired. The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics. Crime scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt.

Paul Stiller, 47, and his wife Bonnie were bored just driving around at 2 A.M. So they lit a quarter stick of dynamite to toss out the window to see what would happen. Apparently they failed to notice the window was closed.

Kerry Bingham had been drinking with several friends when one of them said they knew a person who had bungee-jumped from a local bridge in the middle of traffic. The conversation grew more heated and at least 10 men trooped along the walkway of the bridge at 4:30 AM. Upon arrival at the midpoint of the bridge they disco vered that no one had brought a bungee rope. Bingham, who had continued drinking, volunteered and pointed out that a coil of lineman's cable, lay near by. They secured one end around Bingham's leg and then tied the other to the bridge. His fall lasted 40 feet before the cable tightened and tore his foot off at the ankle. He miraculously survived his fall into the icy water and was rescued by two nearby fishermen. Bingham's foot was never located.

Zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt ( Paderborn, Germany) fed his constipated elephant 22 doses of animal laxative and more than a bushel of berries, figs and prunes before the plugged-up pachyderm finally got relief.   Investigators say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the ailing elephant an olive oil enema when the relieved beast unloaded. The sheer force of the elephant's unexpected defecation knocked Mr. Riesfeldt to the ground where he struck his head on a rock as the elephant continued to evacuate 200 pounds of dung on top of him.


   Thanks, Joyce!

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 08/03/08 - "Woolworth's 1950's":


I had someone send me this picture today. Thought you might like to include it on the proper page.

Keep up the GREAT work, lady.

Jerry Blanchard of Va., Class of 62


   Thank you, Jerry, but       Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL  (and later Norris Perry - Warwick HS - '59 - of VA) already beat you to it! It's been posted here since 07/19/08: 



   Thanks anyway, Sweetie!

From Motivational Newsletter - 08/03/08

Everything Is Possible

By Larry Crane, the Official Guide To Abundance

There are no Impossibles.

Every impossible, no matter how impossible, becomes immediately possible when you are released on it.

Exactly what does this mean? It is simple. We have built up in our lives feelings that say, I canít. Imagine the opposite. Imagine I can.
When we think of imagining, I can, a lot of thoughts and feelings come up. The thoughts and feelings are saying, in one form or another, I cannot, I canít. Iím not smart enough, I donít know enough, Iím not rich enough, Iím too poor, Iím broke, Iím donít know how, I donít have enough education, Iím too old, Iím too young, I donít know enough people, Iím blocked by people in my life, Iím in the wrong town, I have something wrong with me, Iím too angryÖwe could go on and on. What are your, ďI canítĒ feelings, beliefs?

We, with our mind, set up all these limitations, just a few of which are listed above. All of these limitations say, I canít. We build up these, I canít, thoughts and feelings, all of our lives. People tell us things we accept as true. We go to school. Peers, teachers, books, all of these various sources pass along their impressions of their own limitations. We accept these impressions and adopt the thoughts and feelings of limitation, which all amount to, I canít.

We read books, we watch television and we continue building up thoughts and feelings of limitation. We begin collating all of these impressions we get from all of these sources and we build and build our belief, our conviction, that we are limited.
One area of limiting beliefs is health. We learn, when we are very young, that there are people who are smart. We decide these smart people have an edge on the rest of us. Because they are so intelligent and because they went to school for a long time and because they are part of a culture we are led to believe ďknows,Ē we blindly buy into whatever they tell us. We ďprogramĒ our self that what they say is undeniably true.

Therefore, when the medical community tells us something, we believe it is true, without questioning. Now, we have television commercials for prescription drugs, for example. These commercials combine our beliefs about the researchers and doctors with the persuasive abilities---the manipulative skills--- of the advertisers and we develop, we program in more convictions of limitation about our health and even more about sickness.

So, we develop beliefs, feelings, about health and sickness. Each of these feelings is a limitation, because each of these feelings say, I canít.

We have built up limiting beliefs in every category of our life, finances, relationships, love, happiness, you name it.

After awhile, we have built up so many, I caníts, that we believe we are stuck with where ever we are in life and we donít see any way out.

However, there is a way out. The way out is the Release Technique. The reason the Release Technique is the way out of all this limitation is, with the Release Technique, we let go of all the limiting beliefs, thoughts and feelings we have put in going all the way back to when we first put them in. We learn how to Release, to let go of all of our limitation, all of our limitations. We can do it with the Release Technique because we get the tools to locate all of our limiting thoughts and feelings and we learn how to let them go to never limit us again.

That is why any impossible becomes possible. When we apply our simple releasing tools and let go of the ďI caníts,Ē which are the thoughts and feelings blocking us from having anything we would like to have, we move into, I can. ďI canítĒ blocks our having, being, doing all we would like to have, do, or be. When we learn to release, we let go of the ďI canítĒ and in so doing, we move into I can.
When, on any subject, we let go of the ďI canítĒ thoughts and feelings, we move into ďI canĒ and we have what we formerly thought we could not have. That is why it is said, any impossible becomes immediately possible when we have released our limiting thoughts and feelings. We let go of the thoughts and feelings that block us, we move into having. It is very simple. If we decide and do it. When we learn the Release Technique tools and we apply those tools, any impossible becomes immediately possible.

Go to . Decide to do it today, right now. Order the Abundance Course on CDs or sign up for a weekend Abundance Course near where you live. Learn the Release Technique, apply the Release Technique tools and move into the realm of having al you would like to have.

Copyright 2008 by Lawrence Crane Enterprises. All rights reserved. Photocopying or other reproduction welcome if in its entirety.

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - update of 07/25/08 - SEE: 07/25/08;  - update of 07/28/08 - "Jerry's HOME!!! He is ... feeling much better. He will still have to tackle some health issues, but we are getting there!"

2.   Julius Benton ('58) of VA - diagnosed years ago with Pick's Disease; update of 07/18/08 - SEE: 07/19/08

3.   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: 04/28/08; update of 06/23/08 - surgery on right eye -  07/01/08; surgery on left eye to follow several weeks later as financial goals are met

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

4.   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA - broken hip - early this year; still recovering and in pain; update of 06/17/08 - SEE: 06/18/08

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

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; update of 06/15/08 - SEE: 06/17/08

7. Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA suffered heart attack on 07/25/08, fell on sidewalk during attack, breaking his nose and cheekbone and losing a tooth; is in critical condition in Mary Immaculate ICU; update of 08/04/08 - SEE ABOVE

8. Carol Cook Campbell ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - heart catheter; at home now and doing fine

9.       My Niece, Shari, of VA - hospitalized 07/19/08

10.     Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA - stroke on 06/17/08; update of 06/25/08 - SEE: 06/26/08; update of 07/02/08 - SEE: 07/03/08; update of 07/26/08 - "went home July 10th and is doing GREAT; walking each night, having therapy a few times a week and progressing very well"

11.   Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - knee surgery with complications on 07/01/08 - update of 07/10/08 - SEE: 07/12/08; update of 07/20/08 - SEE: 07/21/08

12. 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"; update of 06/14/08 - Her leg is healing much faster than the doctor had expected. She is in a waterproof walking cast now for 3 weeks, then this cast will come off and she will have physical therapy; update of 07/06/08: SEE: 07/07/08; update of 07/27/08 - "has completed her physical therapy, and is now totally healed!"; update of 07/29/08 - SEE ABOVE

13.Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - hip surgery - at home now and doing fine

14. Bitsy Heath ('57) of VA - 07/02/08 - abdominal aneurysm requiring surgery; also having other issues with breathing and pulmonary output;  SEE: 07/03/08

15. 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

16.   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).

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

18. Marsha Rice ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - knee surgery - at home now and doing fine

19. 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

20. 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"; update of 07/19/08 - finished her radiation treatments and is now cancer free !!!!!  - will be having reconstructive surgery in August.

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

22. All of Us


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

2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:

     Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND PERHAPS OTHERS:  - 07/23/08

   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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- John Williams
(b. 8 Feb 1932)

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Fiery Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

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

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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

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

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

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

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!

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