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08/29/08 - NNHS Newsletter -

“Walking takes longer... than any other known form of locomotion
except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.”

- Edward Abbey, “Walking”
(29 Jan 1927 - 14 Mar 1989)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This Newsletter first appeared three years ago today:

BONUS - - Loco-Motion - Little Eva

   Oh, say, this reminds me of The Saga of the Two Trains!


Happy Birthday today to Richard Coltrane ('57) AND    Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD!!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       Me ('65) of NC AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

31 -     Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND      Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND    Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND     My Grandson, Jacob Harty of OR;

1 - Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;

2 - Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND   Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA;

3 - Morton Binder ('57);
5 -
  Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA  AND
       My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit #76,500 was made on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 10:54 PM by    Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX.

From    Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX - 08/28/08, 10:58 PM - "Hit 76,500":

Hi Carol,

I think I might have been the 76,500 hit tonight!

Susan Harlin
TX '72



"Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn't photogenic."
- Edward Weston

"If it ain't broke. . . you ain't tryin' hard enough!"
 - Red Green

The graduate with a science degree asks," Why does it work?"

The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"

The graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"

The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"

   Yes, Ma'am, 'deed you were! I think I now owe you enough crocheted Christmas ornaments to fill a small tree, but actually, I've made a little progress - including a different design so they won't all look just alike.  I'll just add one more when I mail them to you - which really shouldn't be too much longer now.....

   Thanks, Susan! 


   As of 08/17/08, the page originally suggested by      Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD on 01/22/04 has been reactivated: - updated 08/26/08

Hopefully, this will help address the problem in a number of ways. Just don't forget to click on it each time!


    From Bobby Fox ('63) of IA - 08/28/08 - "RE - 08/28/08 - This One's for You":

Carol,  Dicky    (aka Yatsee,  Dicky will understand), 
I'll see    Dicky's (Dawes - NNHS / HHS - '62 - of VA) National Convention meeting and raise him one . . . take a look who stopped by my office while in Iowa this week.  

~~Bob Fox

August 2008
Barack Obama and Bob Fox

Robert A. Fox, CFE, General Manager
Mississippi Valley Fair, Inc./Nascar
Davenport, IA

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! That's impressive! Thanks so much, Bobby! May we have "the rest of the story" now, please??

        From My Beautiful Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 08/23/08 - "Superkids Third Annual Car Show":

  Would it be tacky to post this flyer about the Superkids Third Annual Car Show in Prince George? It draws quite a crowd from several surrounding states, and I think several members of your reading audience would be interested.

The proceeds go to benefit the Superkids Ministries for mentally challenged residents of Virginia. For more information, visit the website at

And would it be possible to find another recent picture of me to post??

   Not at all, Pretty Lady! You're quite correct - and for those unable to attend, they may very well wish to make a donation to such a worthy cause!


   Now about that recent picture..... On your visits down here, we seem to spend waaay more time laughing hysterically (crazy videos available upon request) than we do trying to capture any really good images, but I'm still looking. Keep the faith!

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 08/28/08 - "RE - 08/28/08 - This One's for You":

Thanks to     Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) for the picture & info on Famous Airman: Jimmy Stewart. He's always been a favorite.
Also I have to throw a good-natured needle Joe's way: for those who are civilians, the "cover" Joe refers to is military-speak for Jimmy's "hat". (I guess you can take a guy out of the Marines, but you can't take the Marines out of a guy!!!)  :-o)

   Thank you, Ronnie! Jimmy Stewart has always been a great favorite of mine as well.  As he was only a day younger than  my mama              the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25), I always somehow felt a special closeness to him - and still do! - Oh, looky - MORE images!

  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/27/08 - "Southern Women":

Fun to read---ova and ova and ova!

Southern women appreciate their natural assets:
Clean skin.
A winning smile.
That unforgettable Southern drawl.
Southern women know their manners:
'Yes, ma'am.'
'Yes, sir.'
'Why, no, Billy!'

Southern women have a distinct way with fond expressions :
'Y'all come back!'
'Well, bless your heart.'
'Drop by when you can.'
How's your Momma?'

Southern women know their summer weather report:

Southern women know their vacation spots:
The beach
The rivuh
The crick
Southern women know the joys of June, July, and August:
Colorful hi-heel sandals
Strapless sun dresses
Iced sweet tea with mint
Straw hats and big sunglasses

Southern women know everybody's first name:

Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Steel Magnolias
Gone With The Wind

Southern women know their religions:

Southern women know their country breakfasts:
Red-eye gravy
Country ham
Mouth-watering homemade biscuits with momma's homemade jelly
Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
Foat Wuth
Southern women know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform.
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler

Southern girls know their prime real estate:
The Mall
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon

Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food

More Suth en-ism's:
Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't 'HAVE' them, you 'PITCH' them.
Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up 'a mess.'
Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of 'yonder.'
Only a Southerner knows exactly how long 'directly' is, as in: 'Going to town, be back directly.'
Even Southern babies know that 'Gimme some sugar' is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.
All Southerners know exactly when 'by and by' is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor whose got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!
Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between 'right near' and 'a right far piece.' They also know that 'just down the road' can be 1 mile or 20.
Only a Southerner both knows and understands the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and Po white trash.
No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
A Southerner knows that 'fixin' can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, .. and when we're 'in line,' we talk to everybody!
Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.
In the South, y'all is singular, all y'all is plural.
Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.
When you hear someone say, 'Well, I caught myself lookin',' you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
Only true Southerners say 'sweet tea,' 'sweet milk,' and 'light bread'.  Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. 'Sweet milk' means you don't want buttermilk.  And 'light bread' is white bread.
And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say, 'Bless her heart' ... and go your own way.
To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!
And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, ... bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language!
And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, all y'all need a sign to hang on y'all's front porch that reads 'I ain't from the South, but I got here as fast as I could.'

Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fahevah !
Now...... Shugah, send this to someone who was raised in the South or wish they had been!
If you're a Northern transplant, Bless your little heart, fake it.
We know you got here as fast as you could!

   AMEN! Thank you, Sweetie-Pies!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/28/08 - "Rescuing Hug--I sent mine!!!!":

I hope the baby story is true. If this helps, good! If not, delete it!

   Actually, Wayne Honey, IT IS!!! And it makes for great reading:

Status: True

Rescuing Hug







You have just been hugged!

That's right, there's no getting out of it this time!
This is the start of a full-scale Hug O' War!
So hug everyone you know!
With all the other forwards out there,
I thought this would be a good one to start.
The hug is my favorite sign of affection.

It can mean so much, and many things at the same time..
It can be a sign of love, support, caring, comfort or anything!
So here you go. All I can say is it will brighten someone's day.
I mean, we all need a hug once in a while.

So send this on if you'd like, to anyone who may need a hug,
Send it back to whoever sent it to you,
Goodness knows, we could all REALLY use a hug sometimes.
Soooo. Enjoy your hug. And pass one on to someone else . .. .

Especially, someone that really needs one! Thanks ..
God Bless you, your family, & your friends!!!

"Nothing we do changes the past, everything we do changes the future."

   Thanks so much, Wayne Honey! I think we've sent it to more than five people now!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/28/08 - "NNHS BEACON - 11 May 1964 (Part one of two)":


Attached is the long awaited final edition of the BEACON for Academic Year 1963-1964 and the final one in the collection, which was anonymously sent to me many months ago.

Now, I will go back to those BEACONS from 1961 and 1962 from which I scanned only articles of interest … MY interest … and rescan them in their entirety for newsletter publication.
Once that is complete, I plan to donate the entire hard copy collection to    Fred Mays ('60 - of VA) for safekeeping and proper display into the future.

Friday, May 11, 1964 Friday, May 11, 1964 Friday, May 11, 1964 Friday, May 11, 1964 Friday, May 11, 1964
Page One - TOP Page One - BOTTOM Page Two - TOP Page Two - Editorial by Chris Kypriandes ('65) Page Two - BOTTOM


   This makes for fascinating reading, David! The teacher's comments about the Beatles are great fun - and I thought    Chris Kypriandes' political comments worthy of posting on his section on the In Memoriam Page for the Class of 1965:

   Thank you, Brown Eyes!

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 08/28/08 - "Go, Girl!":



A note to wish you a wonderful birthday Saturday surrounded by as much family as can be mustered. I would never divulge how old I believe you to be (I can do simple arithmetic), but I do know that if you use the full contingent of candles, the Department of Fire and Rescue could have its hands full. I would imagine, some, not much of a conflagration would occur with the ceremonial lighting, certainly enough to cause a ruckus in the Metroplex. Thanks again for all you do.  My cardiologist assures me that chocolate can be the answer to a lot of problems created by years of frivolity and child bearing. Enjoy your day!


Norm Covert (’61) MD


   Thank you so much, Normie! The "crowd" will be quite small, but I do tend to enjoy whatever I'm doing. I rather believe that generally speaking, if you're not having fun, it's your own fault.

   For some strange reason, 61 always sounded younger when it was happening to somebody else. Now I find myself shaking my head and asking, "Wha' happen'd?!?"

   Mmmmm - chocolate, you say?!? I often dream of fudge.......

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/28/08:

Don't you just love Fay?  That storm is never going to let go.  We have spent days cleaning my daughter Sheri's house in beautiful Ozello, FL.  It only got 2-3 inches of water, but everything it touched had to be cleaned and disinfected.  Our dirt road washed bad and we had to get a front loader to bring dirt back up the hill.

Keep safe, girl friend,

   YOWZERONI!!! What a mess! Thanks, Ruthie! Y'all take care down there!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/28/08 - "Time To Get Campaigning!!":

   WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Well, that takes care of just about everybody! Thanks, Norris - what a hoot!


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 good 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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The Loco-Motion

Written by Gerry Goffin (b.11 Feb 1939) and Carole King (b. 9 Feb 1942)

(Little Eva, 1962)
(29 June 1943 - 10 Apr 2003)

Everybody's doin' a brand new dance now
(C'mon baby, do the locomotion)
I know you'll get to like it
if you give it a chance now
(C'mon baby, do the locomotion)
My little baby sister can do it with ease
It's easier than learnin' your ABC's
So c'mon, c'mon, do the locomotion with me
You gotta swing your hips now
So, C'mon baby, jump up, jump back
Oh well, I think you've got the knack
Now that you can do it let's make a chain, now
(C'mon baby, do the locomotion)
like a railway train now
(C'mon baby, do the locomotion)
Do it nice and easy now
and don't lose control
A little bit of rhythm and a lotta soul
So c'mon, c'mon, do the locomotion with me

Move around the floor in a locomotion
(C'mon baby, do the locomotion)
Do it holdin' hands if you get the notion
(C'mon baby, do the locomotion)
There's never been a dance
that's so easy to do
It even makes you happy
when you're feelin' blue

Now that you can do it let's make a chain, now
Chug-a-chug-a-motion like a railway train now
Do it nice and easy now and don't lose control, now
A little bit of rhythm and a lotta soul,
So c'mon, c'mon, do the locomotion with me

My little baby sister can do it with ease
It's easier than learnin' your ABC's
So c'mon, c'mon, do the locomotion with me
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon,
do the locomotion with me

"The Locomotion" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks, Dave!

"The Locomotion" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Green Train, Animated Blue Train Divider Line, and Red Train clip art courtesy of - 08/24/05

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!

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

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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