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08/14/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Green Leaves of Summer

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; ..... A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

- Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4, 8 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Once again, I'm saving time. This theme was first used only last year:

BONUS #1 -  - Scenes from The Alamo (1960) - Green Leaves Of Summer

BONUS #2 - - The Alamo - Green Leaves Of Summer - Original Soundtrack

BONUS #3 - - Green Leaves Of Summer - Frankie Laine (with awesome summertime landscapes)

BONUS #4 - - Green Leaves of Summer - The Brothers Four


   Happy Birthday today to    Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - Carole Smith Bennett ('57), Eugene Chapman ('57), AND   Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL;

18 - Etta L. Baker ('57) AND Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA;

19 -     Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA;

20 -
    Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA;

21 -    Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 08/12/08 - "Meaning of U.S. flag on coffin":

Carol....I thought this was interesting....thought you would enjoy learning what each fold of our flag means.

Meaning of Flag Draped Coffin

All Americans should be given this lesson. Those who think that America is an arrogant nation should really reconsider that thought. Our founding fathers used GOD's word and teachings to establish our Great Nation and I think it's high time Americans get re-educated about this Nation's history. Pass it along and be proud of the country we live in and even more proud of those who serve to protect our 'GOD GIVEN' rights and freedoms.

I hope you take the time to read this ... To understand what the flag draped coffin really means ... Here is how to understand the flag that laid upon it and is surrendered to so many widows and widowers.

Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776?

Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the United States of America Flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!


The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life.
The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.
The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.

The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, 'Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.'

The 6th fold is for where people's hearts lie. It is with their heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The 7th fold is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.

The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.

The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.

The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding them of their nations motto, 'In God We Trust.'

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy today.

There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have deep meaning. In the future, you'll see flags folded and now you will know why.

Share this with the children you love and all others who love what is referred to, the symbol of 'Liberty and Freedom.'




   Thanks, Janice!

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 08/12/08 - "20":


I have a test for all to take.

Jerry Blanchard (62) of Va.

Wow... talk about feeling old!.... No, I mean ..... Wow.... what a great memory!

MEMORY TEST! This is NOT a pushover test. There are 20 questions. Average score is 12. This one will be difficult for the younger set. Have fun, but no peeking! When you forward this to your friends/family, put your score in the subject line & let them know your score. Good luck, youngsters. 

1. What builds strong bodies 12 ways? 

A. Flintstones vitamins 
B. The Buttmaster 
C. Spaghetti 
D. Wonder Bread
E. Orange Juice 
F. Milk 
G. Cod Liver Oil 

2. Before he was Muhammed Ali, he was... 

A. Sugar Ray Robinson 
B. Roy Orbison 
C. Gene Autry 
D. Rudolph Valentino 
E. Fabian 
F. Mickey Mantle 
G. Cassius Clay 

3. Pogo, the comic strip character said, 'We have met the enemy and... 

A. It's you 
B. He is us 
C. It's the Grinch 
D. He wasn't home 
E. He's really me an 
F. We quit 
G. He surrendered 

4. Good night, David. 

A. Good night, Chet 
B. Sleep well 
C. Good night, Irene 
D. Good night, Gracie 
E. See you later alligator 
F. Until tomorrow 
G. Good night, Steve 

5. You'll wonder where the yellow went... 

A. When you use Tide 
B. When you lose your crayons 
C. When you clean your tub 
D. If you paint the room blue 
E. If you buy a soft water tank 
F. When you use Lady Clairol 
G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent 

6.. Before he was the Skipper's Little Buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie's friend.... 

A. Stuart Whitman 
B. Randolph Scott 
C. Steve Reeves 
D. Maynard G. Krebbs 
E. Corky B. Dork 
F. Dave the Whale 
G. Zippy Zoo 

7. Liar, liar... 

A. You're a liar 
B. Your nose is growing 
C. Pants on fire 
D. Join the choir 
E. Jump up higher 
F. On the wire 
G. I'm telling Mom 

8. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and... 

A. Wheaties 
B. Lois Lane 
C. TV ratings 
D. World peace 
E. Red tights 
F. The American way 
G. News headlines 

9. Hey kids! What time is it? 

A. It's time for Yogi Bear 
B. It's time to do your homework 
C. It's Howdy Doody Time 
D. It's Time for Romper Room 
E. It's bedtime 
F. The Mighty Mouse Hour 
G. Scoopy Doo Time 

10. Lions and tigers and bears... 

A. Yikes 
B.. Oh no 
C. Gee whiz 
D. I'm scared 
E. Oh my 
F. Help! Help! 
G. Let's run 
11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone... 

A. Over 40 
B. Wearing a uniform 
C. Carrying a briefcase 
D. Over 30 
E. You don't know 
F. Who says, 'Trust me' 
G. Who eats tofu 

12. NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing women's stockings... 

A. Troy Aikman 
B. Kenny Stabler 
C. Joe Namath 
D. Roger Stauback 
E. Joe Montana 
F. Steve Young 
G. John Elway 

13. Brylcream... 
A. Smear it on 
B. You'll smell great 
C. Tame that cowlick 
D. Grease ball heaven 
E. It's a dream 
F. We're your team 
G. A little dab'll do ya 

14. I found my thrill... 

A. In Blueberry muffins 
B. With my man, Bill 
C. Down at the mill 
D. Over the windowsill 
E. With thyme and dill 
F. Too late to enjoy 
G. On Blueberry Hill 

15. Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by... 

A. Clark Gable 
B. Mary Martin 
C. Doris Day 
D. Errol Flynn 
E. Sally Fields 
F. Jim Carey 
G. Jay Leno 

16. Name the Beatles... 

A. John, Steve, George, Ringo 
B. John, Paul, George, Roscoe 
C. John, Paul, Stacey, Ringo 
D. Jay, Paul, George, Ringo 
E. Lewis, Peter, George, Ringo 
F. Jason, Betty, Skipper, Hazel 
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo 

17. I wonder, wonder, who.. 

A. Who ate the leftovers? 
B. Who did the laundry? 
C. Was it you? 
D. Who wrote the book of love? 
E. Who I am? 
F. Passed the test? 
G. Knocked on the door? 

18. I'm strong to the finish... 

A. 'Cause I eats my broccoli 
B. 'Cause I eats me spinach 
C. 'Cause I lift weights 
D. 'Cause I'm the hero 
E. And don't you forget it 
F. 'Cause Olive Oyl loves me 
G. To outlast Bruto 

19. When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today... 

A. Smile, you're on Candid Camera 
B. Smile, you're on Star Search 
C. Smile, you won the lottery 
D. Smile, we're watching you 
E. Smile, the world sees you 
F. Smile, you're a hit 
G. Smile, you're on TV 

20. What do M & M's do? 

A. Make your tummy happy 
B. Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket 
C. Make you fat 
D. Melt your heart 
E. Make you popular 
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand 
G. Come in colors

Below are the right answers: 

1. D - Wonder Bread 
2. G - Cassius Clay 
3. B - He Is Us 
4. A - Good night, Chet 
5. G - When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent 
6. D - Maynard G. Krebbs 
7. C - Pants On Fire 
8. F - The American Way 
9. C - It's Howdy Doody Time 
10. E - Oh My 
11. D - Over 30 
12. C - Joe Namath 
13. G - A little dab'll do ya 
14. G - On Blueberry Hill 
15. B - Mary Martin 
16. G - John, Paul, George, Ringo 
17. D - Who wrote the book of Love 
18. B - Cause I eats me spinach
19. A - Smile, you're on Candid Camera 
20. F - Melt In Your Mouth Not In Your Hand

Don't forget to put your score in the subject line, when you forward this on.

Thanks, Sweetie! The average score is 12?!? Like you, Jerry, I scored a perfect score without even hesitating. Soooo, either we're super smart or incredibly old!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/13/08 - "An interesting book.":

Hi, Carol:

From time to time your subscribers share an interesting book for the benefit of the TYPHOON NATION. Please allow me the opportunity to bring such a book to your attention.


The Journal of Army History “On Point,” Summer 2008 Vol. 14 No. 1 published by the Army Historical Foundation carried a “Book Review” that brought to mind your Son          Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of KY, and others who are subscribers to your Newsletter that are members of the LDS Church.


History May Be Searched in Vain: A Military History of the Mormon Battalion, by Sherman L. Fleek, Spokane, WA; Arthur H. Clark Company, 2006. ISBN 0-87062-343-5. Maps, Illustrations, Notes, Bibliography, Index, Pa. 414. $37.50.


The book review written by Richard F. Kehrberg of Ames, Iowa closes with the follow paragraph:


“Fleek does an admirable job relating the story of the Mormon Battalion and placing it in the context of the larger American war effort. His command of the sources allows him to objectively examine some of the myths that have grown up around the Battalion, and he makes particularly effective use of the recently discovered journal of Dr. George Sanderson, the unit’s non-Mormon surgeon. History May Be Searched in Vain helps restore the Mormon Battalion to its proper place as a military organization and is an important addition to our knowledge of the volunteer soldier in the Mexican War.”


Because your late father        (Robert Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) was one of the Regimental Surgeons in the 29th Division during the D-Day landing at Normandy it strikes me that Dr. Sanderson’s journal would be most interesting.


I hope you can find it at your local library.


TYPHOON Regards,

Joe Madagan (’57) of FL

   This does indeed sound like a book I'd enjoy on several levels, Major Madagan! I'll see if I can have someone haul me over to the library. Once again, your consideration for others amazes me, Adonis!

      From Me ('65) of NC - 08/14/08 - "Speaking of          Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of KY.....":

   Should any of y'all wish to communicate with him while he's at boot camp for the next seven weeks, I'm sure he would appreciate it.  It's a well-known (and painful) historical fact that his mother is a complete and total slacker when it comes to writing letters (although I did manage to send a brief note to him on Monday). Don't send food, magazines, electronic equipment, music, cell phone, etc. to him, as he will not be allowed to have these during basic training.  Pictures, however, are welcome. 

FORT KNOX, KY 40121-5728

   Thanks so much!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/05/08 - "We've All Been There!!! " (#7 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. Charley Mugler of VA - suffered massive stroke on 07/20/08

18. 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."

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

20. 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

21. Flores Williams ('66) of VA - a considerable number of health and financial issues

22. 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.

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

24. 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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Green Leaves of Summer

- Theme from the film "The Alamo" (1960)
(Paul Francis Webster / Dimitri Tiomkin)

(The Brothers Four)

A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin'.
The green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.
'Twas so good to be young then, in a season of plenty,
When the catfish were jumpin' as high as the sky.

A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin'.
A time to be courtin' a girl of your own.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
And to stand by your wife at the moment of birth.

A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin'.
The green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.
'Twas so good to be young then, with the sweet smell of apples,
And the owl in the pine tree a-winkin' his eye.

A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin'.
A time just for livin', a place for to die.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.

'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.

"Green Leaves of Summer" midi courtesy of - 08/14/07
and extracted with the kind assistance of my #5 son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 08/14/07
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Green Leaves of Summer" lyrics courtesy of - 08/07/07

Image of Green Leaves courtesy of - 08/14/07

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, Herbie!

Green Ivy Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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

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

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

Animated Fold a Flag clip art courtesy of - 08/14/08

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

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!

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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