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08/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
 Lucille Ball's 97th Birthday

“The important thing in life is our relationship with other human beings.
It's not what we set out to get, but how we go about the daily task of living

- Lucille Ball
(6 Aug 1911 - 26 Apr 1989)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Lucy's birthday today is a first for us, although we have celebrated Tennyson's birthday on this date before: - (745 kb MP3 version of Lorena McKennitt's "Lady of Shalott") - (silent version)

BONUS #1 - - I Love Lucy - chocolate factory

BONUS #2 - - I Love Lucy - Vitameatavegamin

BONUS #3 - - I Love Lucy - grape stomping



   Happy Birthday today to    Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND    Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

12 -       Dave Arnold ('65) of VA AND      Linwood Wright ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 08/03/08 - "Talent": - Faryl Smith - Britain's Got Talent - Amazing 12 year old singer

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! Thank you for sharing this, Dimples!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/04/08 - "BBQ... or else!":

A great gift idea for that hard to shop for person that has "everything". Is this what they call: overkill?

For do'n ribs, etc...

   Thanks, Wayne Honey - I suppose so!


    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 08/04/08 - "FFVs and Cousins":


My cousin, Juanita G. Ellis (HHS ’61, VA), recently sent me the newsletter of the George Wythe Society, Children of the American Revolution. It contained this photo of the wreath-laying ceremony at Berkeley Plantation, July 4, 2008. The musician shown at left is our own      Richard Dicky Dawes (NNHS / HHS ’62). Juanita said Dicky’s wife, the late    Sharron Wanderer Dawes (’61), “was a very, very special person.  We held a D.A.R. Sunday afternoon tea in her home a few years back.  She collected a number of antiques and displayed them in a special building on her property.  She loved God, home, and country.  After her passing Richard attended most D.A.R. meetings as a HODAR (husband of D.A.R.).”   

CAR members Robyn Emery, Meredith Pons and Maddie Pons; (back row from left): Dicky Dawes; Melanie K. Platte, National Society, CAR; Jamie Jamieson, Berkeley Plantation owner; Bruce Goodson; Juanita Ellis; and Jackie Spangler, chaplain.

Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2008
Berkeley Plantation, VA


Juanita (second from right) is Senior Society President and took part with her CAR charges in reenacting Colonial dress. Juanita was surprised when the keynote speaker, James City County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bruce C. Goodson (Va. Wesleyan ’79), quoted the account of Robert Beheathland’s journey from England to Jamestown in 1607 and his subsequent adventures with Capt. John Smith. Juanita was excited to realize Bruce was talking about her ancestor and quoting from my book, “Tree of Life,” the family genealogy published in 1995. Juanita excitedly spoke with Bruce after the ceremony and realized he was her second cousin, whom she had not seen in some 30 years.


Those in the picture include (front): CAR members Robyn Emery, Meredith Pons and Maddie Pons; (back row from left): Dicky Dawes; Melanie K. Platte, National Society, CAR; Jamie Jamieson, Berkeley Plantation owner; Bruce Goodson; Juanita Ellis; and Jackie Spangler, chaplain.


Norm Covert (’61) MD

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks so much, Normie! You know how I do so love stories of that nature!


Below is information excerpted from "Virginia Gleanings in England," Lothrop Witherington, The Genealogical Publishing Company, 1980.

John Beheathland.  Will undated:  proved 22 October 1639.  About to go to my mother in Virginia, hand having some small means coming to me from my grandfather Mr. Richard Beheathland deceased, do leave all unto Charles Beheathland, my kinsman, being my guardian.  Witnesses:  Pollider Pen, Samuell Eslake, Thomas Voylet.  Administration to Charles Beheathland, sold legatee named.  [Harvey, 157]

[This unusual surname was represented in Virginia at the time of the first settlement.  Robert Beheathland, gentleman, came in the first ship which landed at Jamestown in 1607.  During the period 1607-1609 his name appears frequently in 'Smith' as taking an active part in the affairs of the colony. In 1620 a petition was presented to the Royal Council for Virginia by many of the first personal adventurers and planters (who were ready to return if a favorable response was made) asking that some person of distinction be appointed Governor of Virginia to succeed Lord Delaware.  among the signers was Captain Robert Beheathland.

In 1655 there was recorded a deed from Major John Smith and Beheathland his wife.  John Smith was, as the records show, the assumed name of Francis Dade, who before his death took again his own name.  No reason for this disguise has ever been discovered.  Mrs. Behethland Dade married, secondly, Major Andrew Gilson and has many descendants by each marriage.]

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/05/08 - "the middle (mid) wife":

This is really good.  Enjoy.

Having spent this past year with school students.... MANY adults will benefit from this story... after all the teacher could have been you !!!!!

I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second-grade classroom a few years back.

When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them.  If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.
Well, one day a little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater.

She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday.'

'First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.'

She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement.

'Then, about two Saturdays ago, my mom starts saying and going, 'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. 'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.

'My dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my mom to lie down in bed like this.' Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.

'And then, pop! My mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!' This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water flowing away. It was too much!

'Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe'. They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, so there must be a lot of toys inside there.'

Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat. I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'Middle Wife' comes along.

      Thanks, Joyce - I needed that!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/05/08 - "RE: 08/04/08 - Raoul Wallenberg's 96th Birthday":

U dun gud!!

   Thank you so much, Wayne Honey!

  From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 08/05/08 - "Life Is Too Short":

   Thank you, Tommy - and AMEN!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/05/08 - "Coffee Machine":

Here's wishing ya'll a great week!!!!!!!!!!!


This is neat. I don't know how folks figure all this stuff out. Enjoy!

1. CLICK ON THE LINK - and press the play button




- ENJOY! Don't forget to click on 'OPEN' !!! 

   Thanks, Glenn!

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


Old man

As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a lady sitting inside the car, with the door open.

The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty five feet away.

I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm, walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too and took a few steps towards him. I saw the old gentleman point to his open hood and say something.

The young man put his grocery bag into what looked like a brand new Cadillac Escalade and then turn back to the old man and I heard him yell at the old gentleman saying, "You shouldn't even be allowed to drive a car at your age." And then with a wave of his hand, he got in his car and peeled rubber out of the parking lot.

I saw the old gentleman pull out his handkerchief and mop his brow as he went back to his car and again looked at the engine. He then went to his wife and spoke with her and appeared to tell her it would be okay.

I had seen enough and I approached the old man. He saw me coming and stood straight and as I got near him I said, "Looks like you're having a problem."

He smiled sheepishly and quietly nodded his head. I looked under the hood myself and knew that whatever the problem was, it was beyond me.

Looking around I saw a gas station up the road and told the old man that I would be right back. I drove to the station and went inside and saw three attendants working on cars. I approached one of them and related the problem the old man had with his car and offered to pay them if they could follow me back down and help him.

The old man had pushed the heavy car under the shade of a tree and appeared to be comforting his wife. When he saw us he straightened up and thanked me for my help. As the mechanics diagnosed the problem (overheated engine) I spoke with the old gentleman.

When I shook hands with him earlier he had noticed my Marine Corps ring and had commented about it, telling me that he had been a Marine too. I nodded and asked the usual question, "What outfit did you serve with?"

He had mentioned that he served with the first Marine Division at Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. He had hit all the big ones and retired from the Corps after the war was over.

As we talked we heard the car engine come on and saw the mechanics lower the hood. They came over to us as the old man reached for his wallet, but was stopped by me and I told him I would just put the bill on my AAA card.

He still reached for the wallet and handed me a card that I assumed had his name and address on it and I stuck it in my pocket. We all shook hands all around again and I said my goodbye's to his wife.

I then told the two mechanics that I would follow them back up to the station. Once at the station I told them that they had interrupted their own jobs to come along with me and help the old man. I said I wanted to pay for the help, but they refused to charge me.

One of them pulled out a card from his pocket looking exactly like the card the old man had given to me. Both of the men told me then, that they were Marine Corps Reserves. Once again we shook hands all around and as I was leaving, one of them told me I should look at the card the old man had given to me. I said I would and drove off.

For some reason I had gone about two blocks when I pulled over and took the card out of my pocket and looked at it for a long, long, time. The name of the old gentleman was on the card in golden leaf and under his name........"Congressional Medal of Honor Society."

I sat there motionless looking at the card and reading it over and over. I looked up from the card and smiled to no one but myself and marveled that on this day, four Marines had all come together, because one of us needed help. He was an old man all right, but it felt good to have stood next to greatness and courage and an honor to have been in his presence.

America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall.

   Thank you, Judy!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/05/08 - "We've All Been There!!! " (#1 in a series of 15):

We've All Been There!!!

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!


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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I Love Lucy Theme Song

"I Love Lucy" Theme Song midi courtesy of - 08/05/08

Both Images of Lucille Ball courtesy of - 08/06/08

Red Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/06/08

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

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

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

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!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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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