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01/02/08 - NNHS Newsletter
Lest We Forget

“I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second."

- Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary
(b. 19 Feb 1958) 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's theme comes as a joint suggestion from my daughter-in-law and my sister:

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 01/01/08:

Hey, I thought of an idea for a newsletter :)  You could do New Year's resolutions, and ask everyone what their New Year's resolutions are.  I found a neat photo for it, too, but only if you like it. 

Hehehe, I'm so bad.  I typed in the new year's address with 2008 and saw it early.  I'm a stinker, eh? 

   AHA - a little known trick which works for every repeating observation!!! It gives a whole new meaning to "IN PROCESS"! GIGGLES!!!

Hope things are going well for you all, and that life is getting back to normal.  Tell         Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC),        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC), and       Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) hi for me!  We miss you guys :)

   We miss y'all too, Lady, the silence here is deafening - and not nearly so much fun!

   And if I recall correctly (and I do), you and I chose our own #1 resolution when we came upon this image taken a mere three years ago, and looked at ourselves then and thought of how we look now, and asked ourselves, "WHA' HAPPENED?!?"

   Thanks, Bethany! Happy New Year!

Saturday, October 9, 2004 - Glen Carbon, IL
Bethany, Mary, Brandy, Carol and Adrienne


      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 12/31/07 (phone conversation):

   What can you tell me about the closing hymn (God of Our Fathers, Known of Old) you chose for Sunday's church service? I know it was written by Rudyard Kipling, but do you know the occasion? It was sung in London on the Sunday I was there in July, and it was a very emotional moment.

   Well, Lady, I would have thought it was written to commemorate the end of WWI, but I was wrong.  As you see in the notes at the bottom of this Newsletter, the words were penned in 1897 for Queen Victoria's Jubilee.  I also was quite ignorant of the fact that the tune which we have been singing for the last forty years is not the most familiar - or even the second most familiar tune.  "Our" version was written by LDS composer Leroy J. Robertson in 1948.  That's why this Newsletter doesn't sound the way you might have expected!

   Thanks, Eleanor!




A New Year's Resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normally go into effect on New Year's Day and remain until fulfilled. More socio-centric examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more economically or environmentally responsible. People may act similarly during the Christian fasting period of Lent, though the motive behind this holiday is more of sacrifice than of responsibility. The new year resolution is one example of the rolling forecast-method of planning. According to this method, plans are established at regular short or medium-term time intervals, when only a rough long-term plan exists.


1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends
2. Fit in Fitness
Tame the Bulge
Quit Smoking
5. Enjoy Life More
6. Quit Drinking
Get Out of Debt
Learn Something New

9. Help Others
Get Organized

   Okay, Sweetie-Pies! Care to share those resolutions with us???



04 -   Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND           My #6 Son, Dale Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of VA;
05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57),    Cammie Dick Gibson ('57), AND Leonard M. (Doc) Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA;
06 -
    Harry Covert  ('57) of Northern VA,    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA, AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;
07 -   Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA, Brucey Smith Slama ('57), AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!



       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/30/07 - "   Gilmore Kirby '64":

Fellow Typhoons:  My Classmate, Gilmore Kirby ’64, passed away on 25 November 1998. An old Army buddy of his recently learned of his death by searching the Internet and landing on our NNHS web site. They had not been in contact since 1968.

 I was contacted by the buddy and asked if I knew the cause of death. I replied that I did not, but I offered to query the Alumni in hopes that someone does know. If you have this information, please e-mail me at

Dave Spriggs ‘64

   This is definitely worth trying, David. Surely someone knows.

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

   Just to cover all bases, I cross-posted your note here:

   Thank you, Captain!


    From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA - 01/01/08 - "Happy New Year!":

Thought I'd send you a current picture of me...with #1 son, Steve.  Doesn't he just make you smile?  He's a love and a very special gift from God...I'll send one of #2 son soon...
Happy New Year!
Stacy (Dorn) Davis
Class of '64
Steve and Stacy

   Steve does indeed make me smile, Stacy! The sweetness of his spirit pops out right through the film and screen! Thanks so much, Lady! Happy New Year!


      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/01/08 - "Fruitcake and     Chandler (Nelms - Hampton HS - '63 - of MD)":

Well Chandler,

I'll bet when all those girls were watching you on the beach at Buckroe back in your High School days, they dreamed about a lot of things, but never of you making a fruitcake !   It takes a REAL MAN to do this, and from what I've heard.......You are a REAL MAN !   Just make sure that you don't drool on the recipe and the directions, one little blur and the cake might taste a little different.  Start rounding up the tins now cause they are not plentiful anymore.  Perhaps those Potato Chips that come in that big can can be found somewhere~~~don't eat the chips, they are bad for you.  You can still buy the one cake size at places like the Big Box stores.  A  thought, If you are romantically inclined you could even buy a heart shaped pan and make a Valentine fruitcake, then you and your sweetie can have fruitcake for desert, by candlelight, after you come home from Valentine's dinner. 

I can guarantee you this....if all those gals at Buckroe knew you liked fruitcake they would have spent more time in the kitchen and you would have had enough fruitcake to last you from one year to the next !    Even Bob Thornton's little sister Ann, thought you were a magnificent specimen of the male species, and she was only 11 or 12, she told me this herself, and her eyes got all dreamy and a hint of a smile gave her that faraway look....I had to tell her to snap out of it !   If you choose to have your choice of  an alcoholic beverage, make sure you do it AFTER the cakes are in the oven, it takes a clear mind to accomplish this rewarding task.  You are welcome for the recipe, I'll be expecting my cake sometime around the middle of December, 2008, e-mail me and I will send you my address, now my mouth is watering....!

Dimples aka Sepi

   WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Dimples!

   I'm basically biting my tongue here, but Chandler, what I really want to know is, how many fake "drownings" did you have to attend from random teenage girls desperate for some mouth-to-mouth resuscitation from you?!?
   And please tell me I wasn't one of them (though the idea crossed my mind on an habitual basis!)!!! 


  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 01/01/08 - "Are we there yet?":


Something strange happens as we age, huh?!!  Are we there yet?

   "Yeah, I hate it when that happens!"

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Renee! Happy New Year!



      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/01/08 - "Great-Grandmother":

     Janice McCain Rose (Head Flagtwirler of 1965 - of VA)~~~~there is no way you can be a great-grandmother, I'm not believing it for one minute !  These kids are precious !   Looking at your beautiful picture it must be a trick of some kind. 

Dimples aka Sepi

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Well, yes, no, maybe so, Dimples! For the history, check out one of the oldest sections of the website:

 - SEE September 24, 2003:

Hurricane Isabel brought some good news to our family.....our oldest son, Bryan, became a  grandfather when his step-daughter Jessica delivered little Leighann Wednesday before the hurricane hit.  Leighann weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz.....she was 3 weeks early but both mother and baby are doing fine!

This makes Fred and me (gasp!!!)


Thanks, Janice!  Congratulations!

 - SEE November 22, 2003

 - SEE August 31, 2005


        From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC -01/01/08 - "A NEW YEAR PRAYER":


By Sariah Robinson


A New Year’s Prayer…

A wish for you.

May this one be a milestone

Of spiritual gifts renewed.


Kinder thoughts,

Gentler ways.

May love and honesty,

Reign each day.


Forgiveness attitude,

Service aware,

May honesty and friendship,

Always be shared.


Remember who you are,

A child of Deity!

May grace and love,

Reign supreme in thee.


It’s a New Year…

A New Beginning -you see…

Free yourself of the negatives,

And be all that you can be.


May this one be a milestone,

Of spiritual gifts renewed.

This New Year’s Prayer…

A wish for you.


Thank you, Father, for this New Year

and a new beginning…I love you.

   Thanks, Baby Girl! Happy New Year!


      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/01/08 - "Theology 101 For your entertainment":

(From the Lighter Side of Theology)

How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb?

Charismatic : Only 1
Hands are already in the air.

Pentecostal : 10
One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.

Presbyterians : None
Lights will go on and off at predestined times.

Roman Catholic : None - Candles only.

Baptists : At least 15.
One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad and fried chicken.

Episcopalians: 3
One to call the electrician, one to mix the drinks and one to talk about how much better the old one was.

Mormons : 5
One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.

Unitarians :
We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, you are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your light bulb for the next Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, 3-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.

Methodists : Undetermined
Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved. You can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. Bring a bulb of your choice to the Sunday lighting service and a covered dish to pass.

Nazarene : 6
One woman to replace the bulb while five men review church lighting policy.

Lutherans: None
Lutherans don't believe in change.

Amish :
What's a light bulb?

   These are hysterical, Sepi, but I'll have to amend the answer for the Mormons (Latter-day Saints). Everyone but everyone knows that polygamy has been grounds for excommunication ever since it was outlawed by the Federal Government, and the 1890 Manifesto was issued:

   No, the correct answer is 18:

   One to play the piano, one to lead the singing (that would be me), one to give the invocation, one to change the light bulb, two priesthood holders to witness it, eight to bring the food (don't forget the Jello!), one to give the benediction, one to DJ the dance to follow, and two more to offer the opening and closing prayers for the dance itself.


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/01/08 - "Top 10 Predictions for 2008":

Wanted to you to have a good start on New Year's predictions.  Hope you enjoy.
God Bless You.   


   1. The Bible will still have all your answers.
   2. Prayers will still be answered in God's perfect timing.
   3. The Holy Spirit will still move mightily among His people.
   4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
   5. There will still be God-anointed preachers and teachers.
   6. There will still be awesome worship and praise to our God.

   7. God will still pour out abundant blessings upon His people.

   8. There will still be room at the Cross for you and me.

   9. Jesus will still save the lonely, the forgotten, the lost.

   10. Jesus will still love you as if you are the only one in the world.

  Author Unknown

   Thanks, Joyce! Happy New Year!


    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/01/08 - "Sending You...........":

  A hug and an arm's full of wishes for the new year.

   AWW!!! How precious! Thanks, Lady! Happy New Year!



     From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of VA - 01/01/08:


Happy New year to you and yours.

I wanted to share a picture of, as 
  George Konstant ('65 - of VA) says, the newest Greek god, my grandson, Sammy Giouzelous.  He is in his Christmas reindeer outfit with his father, who is not too shabby either when it comes to the Greek god category.  Here is his mom too.

I am thrilled that I am finally a grandma!

Love, Pam

   And we're thrilled for you, too, Cousin Pam! That's a beautiful family! Happy New Year!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/08 - "A New Web Site":

Wanna spend the rest of your life staring into a monitor?

Then click on this link:

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! This is six degrees of fabulous!!! And no Time Machine was required!  Ohhhhh, thank you, Brown Eyes!

   (If y'all need me anytime soon, I'll be at my keyboard. Cancel my appointments.....)


     From Me ('65) of NC - 01/01/08 - "Lookie What I Found!":

     For some time now I've been looking for a baby picture of my beautiful cousin,         Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA, to use in our age-progression series.  I was actually looking for one taken when she was about three, with all her gorgeous ringlets of curls cascading over her shoulders - which I know I have around here somewhere.

   I still haven't found that, but this one literally fell from the sky today.  No kidding!  I walked into my bedroom, and there it was on the floor at the foot of my bed.  Hey, I just live here.....

Cheryl Sue White

   " I am not making this up." 

   And Cheryl still owns that high chair, by the way!  What a doll baby! Happy New Year, Lady!


  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 01/01/08 - "More Fruitcake!!!":

Dear Carol,
For those fruitcake lovers (like me) who don't want to bake a fruitcake (I'm much too busy stirring other pots ), here's a cake I've bought and enjoyed for years.
Have a Yummy New Year!


   WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Chris! Cooking and baking are so far down on my own list of Fun Ways to Spend My Time that I'm not certain they're on the first page!

   Happy New Year, Lady!


  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 01/01/08 - "Fruitcake Blog. No, really.":

Mondo Fruitcake: Welcome to Mondo Fruitcake!

   EVEN WILDER GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, Chris!



1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


   Remember - there are still several images and thought provoking topics yet to be covered - sometime soon - MAYBE even - next time!  Meanwhile, Happy New Year to you all!

   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


God of Our Fathers, Known of Old

Lyrics by
Rudyard Kipling (30 Dec 1865 - 18 Jan 1936), 1897
Music -
"Folkingham" - by Nahum Tate (1652 - 12 Aug 1715) and Nicholas Brady (25 Oct 1659 - 20 May 1726), 1700 or 1708

The words were originally written as the poem “Recessional,” and published in the London Times during Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebration. They were also sung at Kipling’s funeral.

That poem gave me more trouble than anything I ever wrote. I had promised the Times a poem on the Jubilee, and when it be­came due I had written nothing that satisfied me. The Times began to want that poem badly, and sent letter after letter ask­ing for it. I made more at­tempts, but no further progress. Finally the Times began sending telegrams. So I shut myself in a room with the determination to stay there until I had writ­ten a Jubilee poem. Sitting down with all my previous attempts before me, I searched through the dozens of sketches till at last I found just one line I liked. That was ‘Lest we forget.’ Round these words ‘The Recessional’ was written.

Price, p. 34

God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far flung battle line,
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies;
The captains and the kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Far called, our navies melt away;
On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the Law—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard,
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding, calls not Thee to guard,
For frantic boast and foolish word—
Thy mercy on Thy people, Lord!


"God of Our Fathers, Known of Old" (Folkingham) midi courtesy of - 01/01/07

"God of Our Fathers, Known of Old" lyrics and history courtesy of - 01/01/08

Interactive Music Player featuring Music by Latter-day Saint Composer Leroy J. Robertson (1896-1971), 1948 courtesy
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Image of "New Year's Resolutions" courtesy of my #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 01/01/08
Thanks, Bethany!

Siuslaw High School Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

Image of Tape Measure used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 01/01/08

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

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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

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