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10/20/08 - NNHS Newsletter -

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
'I will try again tomorrow.' ”

- Mary Anne Radmacher

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme is another "rerun" from exactly three years ago today, and after the rains of this weekend, I just couldn't resist:

BONUS #1 - - Tomorrow from Annie - a video collage with photos of the musical Annie, from 1977 to 2006, using the movie-version song, sung by Alicia Morton in the 1999 Disney Version

BONUS #2 - - Tomorrow from Annie, 1982

BONUS #3 - - Tomorrow from Annie

   And speaking of this weekend, my special thanks to    Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63 - of VA) and the entire Reunion Committee of the Class of 1963 for the splendid job they did, and for inviting us to stay as their guests!  Our room at the Omni was as lovely as the rest of the weekend!

 Thank you so much - for everything!


   Happy Belated Birthday to Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA, who celebrated his birthday with his classmates Saturday night!

   Happy Birthday today to    John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 - Mr. Julius Conn - 1904 - (deceased - Sept 1983)  AND        Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND   Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA;

22 -       Herb Hice - 1924 - (deceased 04/18/08) AND    Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) - (deceased 09/22/07) AND    Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND   Al Farber ('64) of GA;

23 -   Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA;

24 - Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA;

25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA;

26 -
  Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND   Randy Tate ('66) of DE;

27 -   Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA
AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND
      Sepi ("Dimples") Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1.       Buster Vest ('63) of VA is a veteran of the Coast Guard and   Marshall Conley ('63) of VA is an Air Force veteran - which things I had never suspected.

2. Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA can assemble a MIGHTY fine 60's band - best I've ever heard - of which I never had the slightest doubt.

3. Saunders Stadium, which has been in bad repair and leaking for some time, has been scheduled for demolishment in the near future.

4. Some Missing Birthdays:

Frank Gibson ('63) of VA - May 8, 1943
  Eileen Casey Sparkman (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA - June 10, 1949
  Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA - August 7, 1944
Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC - August 23, 1944
Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA - October 18, 1944

5. I always knew there were some very good dancers among us - for instance,   Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA,   Marshall Conley ('63) of VA, Glen Davenport ('63) of VA, and   Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, but I didn't realize (or had forgotten) that    Forrest ('63) and Deanie Powell of VA were, as well.

6. I learned anew to never take a trip - particularly not to a Class Reunion - without extra camera batteries and plenty of pain reliever.  ARGHHH and DOUBLE ARGHHH!


1. Joan Faulkner ('63) of VA taught - or is still teaching - English (I think) at John Randolph Tucker High School in Richmond, the alma mater of my Cousin,   Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77 - of AZ)I wonder if their paths crossed??

2. On Friday afternoon just as we were on Highway 58 approaching our turnoff onto I-664, we encountered a major traffic jam.  The news shopper hovering overhead led us to believe there was a serious accident up the road.  Sure enough, just as we were about to turn onto the interstate, we passed a horrific wreck - the first (and worst) of THREE wrecks we were to pass in that driving rain - and found to our dismay they had closed I-664 altogether.  This delayed our arrival at the Omni by THREE hours. 

   Can anyone find me an account of that first wreck (I believe it involved three vehicles, but I could clearly see a pretty little red car flipped upside down on Route 58) to that to satisfy my curiosity?? I think it was carried in Saturday morning's Daily Press, but I failed to obtain a copy while I was in town.

3. The Reunion was so excellent and so much fun, and at least two functions were open to all Typhoons - why was it not better attended?!?  Where WERE y'all?!?

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 10/18/08 - " Faith DeArment":

I cannot let the moment pass without saying a hearty, "Happy Birthday" to the beautiful  Faith DeArment ('61), who will always remain in the memory of this dirty old man as one of the beauteous Flag Twirlers of the "Mighty Typhoon Marching Band" of 1961.
I had the privilege of marching in the front line of with our great Trombone players. In 1960 the comely Carolyn Smith was ahead of me on the left flank encouraging my best efforts. Faith was either first or second from left as we marched in 1961. Faith was co-leader with Paulette Odom (also a colleague on "The Beacon").
I need to mention Juanita Hayes ('62), Carol Petenbrink ('62); Nancy Staton ('61), Barbara Ellis ('61), Irene James ('62), and Wanda Thornhill ('62), who rounded out the always beautiful collage of flag twirlers in our great year of 1961. I have fond memories of my youngest sister, Fayetta Covert Stansbury  (Fla. -- Ferguson HS '72), practicing for hours to learn how to twirl her practice flag just like the above beauties. Fay settled for the French horn in concert band and Glockenspiel in marching band despite the hours of practice. Fay has decided being a doting grandmother in Florida is better all around.
Norm Covert ('61-MD)

   Normie, I'm trying to picture you as a "dirty old man".  You always had one of the most purely innocent and genuinely good and honest faces I've ever seen. 

   Nope, It's just not working! Thanks, Sweetie!

      From Me ('65) of NC - 10/20/08:
   Y'all go check out the WorldFest webpage:  They're preparing for the 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.  If this is not sounding familiar to you, WorldFest is run by       Hunter Todd ('57) of TX.  Prepare to be wildly impressed anew!

   Go, Hunter!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/18/08 - "How to Avoid the Flu":

How To Avoid The
Eat right!
Make sure you get your daily dose of  fruits and veggies.

Take your vitamins and bump up your vitamin C.
Get plenty of exercise because exercise helps build your immune system.
Walk for at least an hour a day,
go for a swim,
take the stairs instead of the elevator, etc.
Wash your hands often. If you can't wash them, keep a bottle of antibacterial stuff around.
Get lots of fresh air. Open doors & windows whenever possible.
Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as you can.
Get plenty of rest.
Take the doctor's approach.
Think about it...
When you go for a shot,
what do they do first?
clean your arm with alcohol...
Because Alcohol KILLS GERMS.
I walk to the liquor store (exercise),
I put lime in my Corona
celery in my Bloody Mary (veggies),
drink outdoors on the bar patio (fresh air),
tell jokes, laugh (eliminate stress),
then pass out (rest).

The way I see it...

If you keep your alcohol levels up,
flu germs
can't get you!

My grandmother always said,
'A shot in the glass
is better than one in the a
Live Well - Laugh Often - Love Much

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joan!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/17/08 - "Thank Goodness for little boys!!!!!":


Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter.

The man at the counter asked the older boy, "Son, how old are you?"

"Eight," the boy replied.

The man continued, "Do you know what these are used for?"

The boy replied, "Not exactly, Sir, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's four. We saw on TV that if you use these you would be able to swim and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do either one."


   Thanks so much, Joyce! This one gave me more than a chuckle or two, as it brought back such a precious funny memory for me.

   When one of my six sons (who shall remain nameless, but he'll recognize himself!) was young enough to still ride in the front of a shopping cart, he repeatedly did this while I wasn't paying enough attention.

   We would be riding along shopping in Wal-Mart, when suddenly I would begin to notice twitters and giggles from nearby customers.  That's because my precocious little darling had removed and unwrapped a Playtex tampon from the package I had tossed into the cart, and using the pink plastic tube as a microphone, was giving unparalleled play-by-play to the crowds:

   "And on your left, Ladies and Gentlemen, you'll see our large selection of paper towels.  Coming up on our right, you can choose from many different brands of toilet paper...."

      From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/25/08 - "He's Back.. ENJOY! (#17 in a Series of 26):

  Carol ... more pics for the newsletter. Amazing artwork!


   Thanks, Babe! These are amazing!


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/17/08
NNHS BLOG: - updated 10/14/08

   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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(From the Broadway play, "Annie
", 1976)

Music by Charles Strouse
(b. 7 June 1928)

Lyrics by
Martin Charnin
(b. 24 Nov 1934)


The sun'll come out
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There'll be sun!

Just thinkin' about
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
'Til there's none!

When I'm stuck a day
That's gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And Grin,
And Say,

The sun'll come out
So ya gotta hang on
'Til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!
You're always
A day
A way!

"Tomorrow" midi courtesy of - 10/18/05

"Tomorrow" lyrics courtesy of - 10/19/05

Sun clip art courtesy of - 10/19/05

Rising Sun Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/11/05

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

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

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

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

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

The WorldFest Houston logo courtesy of Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 10/02/07
Thanks, Hunter!

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

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