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11/01/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
All Saints Day

ďA saint is one who makes goodness attractive."

- Laurence Housman
(18 July 1865 - 20 Feb 1959)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme is supposed to repeat every year.  It doesn't, but it's posta:

BONUS - - All Saints' Hymn: "For All The Saints" - Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Arlington, Virginia, November 2, 1997, Bob Swift, organist-choirmaster



    From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 11/01/08 - "My Mom Passed away this the age of 92":

The funeral will be in Newport News, VA we think either Monday or Tuesday... more details when they are available
NNHS 1967

   Oh, Terry, I'm so sorry to hear this! Please accept my deepest condolences. The loss of a parent is just never easy, no matter what our ages or circumstances. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers.


   Happy Birthday today to   Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND   Colin Faison ('58) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   John Clark ('57) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;

05 -   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND My Grandson,      Thomas Harty of OR;

06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57)
AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA;

07 -   Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;

08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1. Unbelievable treasures from      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;

   Thank you, Sandi!

2. About 30 images from the NNHS Tour with the Class of 1968 PLUS another 30 or so from Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us from
  Me ('65) of NC;

3. A lesser number of photographs of those two events from       my sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC;

4. More Birthday Party pictures from        Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC;

5. A HUGE number of images from various sources from the 45-Year Reunion of the Class of 1963!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/28/08:

Hi, Carol:
It was delightful to read the comments of      Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX regarding the September 2008 Buckroe Beach Party and yet a bit sad. Knowing these events were coming to an end this year, it was the subject of a nice telephone conversation with a Marine Buddy, Vernon Brinkley ('55) of VA. Vernon attended the party a couple of years ago, and said he was greeted by Ev upon his arrival at the party, and he had not enjoy a hug like that in many a year. So, another reason to lament missing the last party!!!
The sad part of the message was reading the names of those who attended in past and were not there this year because of health issues, many of whom are on your prayer list at the website.
Thank you for all you do for the TYPHOON Nation, and we enjoy the photo images of the party!
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks so much, Joe! I posted your remarks on that page:

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 10/29/08 - "Gin - The Dancing Dog":


   This is priceless, Glenn - thanks!

  From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ - 10/30/08 - "Hi Carol":

Reading the (Newsletter), as I do every morning with my coffee, it brought tears to my eyes that     Evelyn is not going to be able to visit Buckroe next season.  Times do change & I can understand her husband's point of view, but it was just sad!  I've never attended the Birthday Party for All, but it sure looks like fun & so thoughtful of Evelyn to want to get all her old Typhooner's together again.
Speaking of birthdays, it's almost that time of year for mine, so I thought I'd have you add it to your web site.   I celebrate my birthdays joyously.  I might not like the number, but it sure beats the alternative!
I know that you adore Frank Sinatra, so I must add that my birthday is also Dec. 12.  I'm a bit younger than Frank as well as Bob Barker who was also born on Dec. 12.  I think it's fun to see which celebrities share your special day.  My special day is Dec. 12, 1942.  Ugh!!!  Oh that seems so old!
A little update on some other Typhooner's that you might enjoy hearing about.
Patsy Lassiter Anders, went to Woodrow Wilson Elementary School & attended NNHS for 2 years before going to a Christian School in FL.  Patsy & I have reconnected with each other after many years of going in different directions.  I was a Bridesmaid in Patsy's wedding back in 1963 & Patsy also attended my wedding in Manhattan in 1977.  Patsy & her husband Ben Anders traveled a bit with his job & lived all over the US for many years.  Anyway, we lost touch with each other after too many moves.  Patsy & I just had a wonderful girlfriends vacation this June together.  We went to Mazatlan, Mexico.  We had such a great time.  Patsy has also been coming up to Philadelphia for business so we get to see each other regularly.  Patsy lives in Flowery Branch, GA which is an hour north of Atlanta.   Kay Burcher Coleman was the one who recently put us back in touch with one another, as Kay loves to play Nancy Drew!  Kay is also a NNHS graduate, class of 1961.  Kay still lives in NN & has her Interior Design business.  Another Typhooner who has probably lost track with everyone is Jodie Turner Bixon.  Jodie lives in Toms River, NJ &  we speak with each other regularly.  Jodie lost her husband Herb Bixon this past March to Pancreatic Cancer.  They had been married for the past 3-4 years.  Jodie was happy again after being widowed for over 20 years.  Kay Burcher Coleman & I were lucky enough to be able to attend Jodie's wedding that rainy Nov. night when she married her precious Herbie in Short Hills, NJ
I have been friends with these girls since 8th grade when we all started attending NNHS.  Each of us came to NNHS from different scenarios. 
My mother had passed away in 1956 & after my dad shuffled us around for a year, friends of the family decided to be my legal guardians & I came back to NN after being in the Lynchburg Presbyterian Home. I think I was placed in  Mr. Levy's home room that year & in that home room I met  Jodie Turner, who transferred from Wythe, Peggy Markham who transferred from St. Vincent's, & Kay Burcher who  transferred from VA State School for the Deaf & Blind.  Patsy was a year behind us, so I didn't meet her until the following year.  I think we all connected due to our all being new that year in the new school system.
Regardless, we have all remained close, except for Peggy who is not a computer person, but does stay in touch with the annual Christmas card! I hope my little trip down memory lane didn't bore you to death!
I feel blessed that I've had these long term girlfriends & at times we've all gone in different directions, but when we do reconnect with one another it seems just like yesterday & we are all giggly teenagers again, but of course, with heads on our shoulders!
I don't know why I got so wordy today!  All I wanted to tell you was that I have a birthday coming soon in Dec.! 
Thanks for all that you do with keeping us Typhooner's connected.  You do a great job & I know everyone appreciates it, as I read & feel the love daily on your web site.
Mary Massey Lyle   Class of 1961

   I really enjoyed your note, and all the updates on your friends - and most especially the story of your enduring friendships! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Mary; it certainly brightened my day!

   And I added your birthday to our Birthday Page: 

  From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 10/30/08:

Dear Carol: 
Just in case you are not aware, I see in the Daily Press this morning that the mother of Harry Veazey, '56,
  Steve Veazey, '60 and   Brenda Veazey Keech, '62, passed away on Oct. 28, 2008.  According to the paper, she passed away with complications of Alzheimer's disease.  My father passed away 18 years ago today with the same.   Mrs. Norma Lucille Tilley Veazey was a most attractive lady who worked at Sears in the Credit Department for a long time.  My prayers and sympathy are with this family.  When we finally lose a loved one from this tragic illness, it is like a real release as they actually had gone away years before. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 at Peninsula Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Peninsula Memorial Park.........

Carol, as the year is soon to close, I am reminded that I really want to send a contribution to you for all your efforts.....You are amazing and we all appreciate you so much.

Take care, Fred Mays, '60

   Thanks so much, Fred! I had posted her Memorial Newsletter about two hours before your note arrived, so I added your remarks to it:

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 10/30/08 - "Red Neck Carnival":


      Dimples (Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) has us all beaten on "accomplishments"  Smiley emoticon - Look at this girl flying.  Makes my hot air ballooning and tandem parasailing look easy. 

lv, ev

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Ev - and way to go, Dimples!!!

"It was fun, and I kept my mouth
closed so there were no bugs
in my teeth !" 

- Dimples aka Sepi
Saturday, September 20, 2008

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - ('65) of VA - 10/30/08 - "Stop Forwards":

If the stuff and junk that I may forward to any of you is something that you don't want, PLEASE let me know and I'll immediately apologize and stop sending you anything.
You surely can see that an anonymous email with such a request doesn't tell me who it is that I need to stop troubling. I will not take any such request as a negative and will certainly honor your request with absolutely NO HARD FEELINGS.
But sending a anonymous email through an online service doesn't allow me to help you rid yourself of my intrusions.
Please let me know, and you will not be troubled again.
R. Wayne Stokes, YOUR Friend
PS. I am sincere about no hard feelings and it will be held in the strictest security and secrecy.

    Wal, Wayne Honey, I LIKE 'em! So thanks!

Thanks, CBD! What I said, I mean. I will have no hard feelings and no one will ever know who it was. There's only one problem, I don't know who they are!! I would never, ever knowingly send email to someone that didn't want any correspondence from me; I simply would not do it.
In order for me to forward something, it first has to be sent to me! I do hope they come forward and allow me to put a stop to my intrusion upon their privacy; that is not my intent.
I truly do hope things are improving for you.
Take Care!

    I hope this situation resolves for you quickly, Wayne Honey! And thanks again!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/31/08 - "RE - 10/31/08 - Happy Halloween!":

Darn,  I overlooked the fact that you would issue a Halloween Newsletter.  Had I remembered, I would have offered a link to a nifty game:


Great Fun!!  It's the Cat's Meow!!

   What delightful fun!  We always have Halloween "leftovers" - just like candy - so this will be just as much fun now as it would have been on Halloween itself!

   I bowl no better on line than I do in real life (I scored a 70 and a 55), but I had more fun - and didn't even break a nail! Thanks, Brown Eyes!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 10/31/08 - "Thank you for all the wonderful newsletters...":

Just got home from Sunny California where we visited two sets of friends of very long standing (like 40 years) and also had dinner three times with our son Chuck, visited a distant cousin (third cousin once removed) who had a ton of genealogy stuff about my ancestors from Norway...also attended a reunion of the first company my husband worked for.  It was fun but the temp. in Orange, CA was 94 so I am glad to be back in New England where we are wearing sweaters and cords!  When we landed in Providence I poked my head into the cockpit to thank the pilot for a beautiful flight and smooth landing and he had put on an alien mask...grey with little green eyes!  It was hilarious...I did not stick around to watch the passengers when he came out...Chuck will be heading shortly for the USS Theodore Roosevelt (probably in December), so it was a special treat to have another visit with him before he departs.  Going to the sacred soil next week to check up on Mamma.  

Love, Jean  

p.s.  Happy Halloween.  As usual I bought 60 big candy bars and we had about 20 trick or treaters...lets see, that is about 40 candy bars left...20 for me and 20 for my husband!  Shame on us!!!!

   HA-HA-HA!!! Thanks, Jean!

From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 10/31/08 - "LIFE THOUGHTS BY DUCKY":


Marriage changes passion. 
Suddenly you're in bed with a relative.

I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with 'Guess' on it. 
So I said, 'Implants?'  
She hit me.

How come we choose from just two people to run for president and over fifty for Miss America ? Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.
I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place! When I was young we used to go 'skinny dipping,' now I just 'chunky dunk.' Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference. Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over? AMEN, AMEN !!
Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison? Wouldn't you know it....
Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FAT cells live forever.
Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed outside?

Bumper sticker of the year: 
'If you can read this, thank a teacher -and, since it's in English, thank a soldier'

 And remember: life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. 
Ya just might want to pass this along....

   MERRY GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Eva!


1. Thursday, November 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, VA  - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

2. April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 - Class of 1954 will hold their 55th-Year Reunion. For details contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/29/08
NNHS BLOG: - updated 10/125/08

   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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For All the Saints

- Lyrics by Anglican Bishop William Walsham How (13 Dec 1823 - 10 Aug 1897), 1864

Music (Sine Nomine - literally, "without name") by
Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 Oct 1872 - 26 Aug 1958), 1906

For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.

Thou wast their Rock,
their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.

O may Thy soldiers,
faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the saints
who nobly fought of old,
And win with them
the victor's crown of gold.

And when the strife is fierce,
the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.

From earth's wide bounds,
from ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,

"For All the Saints" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/17/07

Image of Fra Angelico's Painting, "All Saints", courtesy of - 10/31/05

Multicolored Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/31/05

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

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!!

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

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

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

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

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

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