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01/08/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Elvis Presley's 72nd Birthday

   "Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away."

~ Elvis Aaron Presley
(8 Jan 1935 - 16 Aug 1977)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   You didn't forget the significance of this day, didja?!?   Today, of course, would have been Elvis' 72nd Birthday.  These may interest you: - the official site - the unofficial site


   And speaking of birthdays, a very special Happy Birthday today to the following:

08 - Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson of VA
08 - Joan Burcher Green ('57)
08 - Sonja Settles Allen ('57)
08 - Patricia Branch Coltrane ('57)

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

  From Lee Cook ('66) of PA - Phone Call of 01/05/06:

   Does anyone know the whereabouts of Trudy Purdy ('67)?  I escorted her to her Senior Prom.


 Well, I don't, Lee, but someone surely might!

  "Anyone?  Anyone?"

   Speaking of the Class of 1967, has anyone heard any rumblings about their 40-Year Reunion?!?

Trudy Purdy  
Fall of 1966

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/05/07 - "A HOLIDAY OFFER FOR ALL TYPHOONS":

I know that there were many members of the Class of 1964 who were unable to attend the 40th Year Reunion in 2004 and who did not receive a copy of the Old Rustier Anchor (2004).  I suspect that there are members of the classes which preceded and followed the Class of 1964, who may be curious about the lives of their friends.  For those who may not know, The Old Rustier Anchor is the compilation of photos and remarks by members of the Class of 1964. A version has been published at every reunion (1974, 1984, 1994, 1999, and 2004.)

I am pleased to offer (at no charge) the Microsoft WORD version of the Old Rustier Anchor (2004) to anyone who requests it. This is the Master file from which the printer created the booklets we distributed at the 2004 reunion.

It is a 24 page, 9 MB file (due to images) which I would attach to an e-mail.  If anyone is interested, simply send an e-mail to <>.  Please let me know if you are unable to receive large attached files due to spam filters, etc., and I will make other arrangements.

   What a wonderful opportunity you've provided for everyone, David! Thank you so much!

   So that no one will miss it, I'll carry this offer in the next several Newsletters, and I've posted it on TYPHOONMART, as well: - brand new page

   Thanks again, Captain!

  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 01/06/07:

RE - From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/04/06 - "Do I Creep You Out? ((FUNNY))":
Weird Al.
A funny song parody about a stalker. It must be a country song, so I'm assuming some of you may know the original.
I've never heard it, but his humor never fails! I enjoy watching all his parodies and he'd not grody, which is a big plus.

I'm sure you'll get plenty of replies, but Weird Al's song parodies American Idol Taylor Hicks' song, "Do I Make You Proud?"

   AHA!!!  Actually, yours is the only one on this subject, Gloria, but thanks for solving that mystery for us!

  From Randy Tate ('66) of DE - 01/06/07 - "A good funny!!":

Does It Hurt When I Do This?

A gorgeous young redhead goes into the doctor's office and claims that her body hurts wherever she touches it.

"Impossible!" says the doctor. "Show me."

The redhead takes her finger, pushes on her left knee and screams in pain. Then she pushes her elbow and screams in even more. She pushes her stomach and screams and then she pushes her ankle and screams even louder. Everywhere she touched made her scream.

The doctor said, "You're not really a redhead, are you?

"Well, no" she said, "I'm actually a blonde."

"I thought so," the doctor said. "Your finger is broken."

Have a good day.

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  I love it!  Thanks, Sweetie!

  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 01/06/06 - "NNHS DINNER MEETING JANUARY":

Hi All,

This is a reminder of our January meeting at County Grill, 6:30 pm, Jan. 9th. County Grill is on Rt. 17, just across the NN Line into York County. If you need directions, I will send you more details. We really need as many folks as possible. There are only 7-1/2 months until the next reunion and we need help and input into all that we need to do and want to do with this great reunion.

Please join us.

Brenda Williams

"Be the change you wish to see in the world". -Ghandi

Friends are Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly

   Thank you, Brenda!  I've posted this reminder on both the front page and on your Reunion Page:

   I do hope you have a good turn out.  I wish I could be with you; I always had such a great time crashing your reunion planning meetings!

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC to   Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/06/07 - "Pat Conroy Book":

Joe --

Conroy is one of my favorite authors. That preview that you quoted in the 1/5 newsletter may be an old one, unless he's coming out with a sequel to the book?? I read My Losing Season a couple of  years back -- I think it came out in 2001 or 2002, and it's also now out in paperback. It's a great read, by the way.

Ron Miller '59

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/06/07 - "RE: Pat Conroy Book":

Hi, Ron:
Thank you for the helpful information. I grabbed the essay from the website, Marines-Together We Served where I volunteer as an administrator. We post book reviews, and this was recently posted by one of our members. I did not check the date when the essay was released, and took it to be a new announcement.
Each time we visit my oldest daughter who teaches in Beaufort, South Carolina we make our way to a little book store in Beaufort. It is owned by a friend of Pat Conroy and the shelves are loaded with his books, hard cover and paperbacks. I sure missed the release of "My Losing Season" by Pat Conroy, and thought I was sharing some news of an upcoming release.
Well, maybe it will serve to make other admirers of Pat Conroy aware of this book, and with your endorsement as a reader, that adds more reasons to grab this book while it is available.
Hi, Carol:
Sorry I sent you "stale news" but just the same good news for those readers who enjoy Pat Conroy's work.
I am so glad Ron Miller wrote to me today to clarify, and I will go back to the member of website to see if there is a sequel in store for us.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/07/07 - "Follow up to clarification; "My Losing Season" by Pat Conroy.":

Hi, Carol:
For the benefit of your subscribers who might be interested in this book, here is another reason to delve into this one by Pat Conroy.
Reply from   Ron Miller ('59)
"By the way: "My Losing Season" mentioned playing against Jimmy Rama -- center on NNHS's '64 state championship team -- when he played for William & Mary. Even more reason to read the book!!


  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 01/07/07 - "Small world department":

Hi Carol --

By now you've seen my email exchange with   Joe Madagan ('57) about his recommendation of Pat Conroy's My Losing Season in your 1/05/07 newsletter.

Joe had no idea when recommending the book to all us Typhoon basketball fans, that there is mention in the book of Jim Rama ('64 - of MD), center on NNHS' 1964 State Championship team. Conroy, playing for the Citadel, played against Rama whenever the Citadel played William & Mary. Conroy evidently had a lot of respect for Rama's talents. So, that's even more reason for NNHS fans to read the book!
A word of caution: if anyone is offended by rough language, don't read it. Conroy apparently had a rough life, being reared by an abusive military father, and it shows in his writing language and style.

   WOWZERS!  There ya go, Sweetie-Pies!  Go read a good book!

   Thanks Joe and Ron!

  From Tom Oxner ('65) of AR - 01/06/07 - "Back from Vacation":

Hello Carol:

We returned very early this morning (Saturday, January 6, 2007) from our annual family ski trip to Copper Mountain, CO. We had a great time and the weather was wonderful! The temperature was mild and there was enough snow. We skied for three days and had a great time.

Beginning in September, I have been training with the fellows in my running group who plan to run the Little Rock marathon (I have been running consistently since 1972, but have never run a marathon). We have been running 30-35 miles per week with the longest run in the 12-16 mile range. I could really tell a difference while we were skiing. My son, Luke (13), usually has to wait for me to rest on the long downhill runs. He had to wait very little this year.

Since we drove to Copper Mountain, we were concerned about the road conditions. We managed to come in after the second big storm of the season and leave just as the third storm (much smaller) was coming in. I have never seen so much snow in western KS and eastern CO! The kids must go back to school next week and Karen and I have to prepare for the beginning of a new semester. The ski vacation is a great break and is probably our favorite vacation.

I hope all of you are off to a great start for the new year (when we were at NNHS, who ever though we would live to see the year 2007?).

Tom Oxner - Class of 1965
Transplanted in Conway, AR

P.S. I was glad to see    Marcus Higgins ('65 - of AZ) has joined our group. We used to hang around some while we were at NNHS.

   WOWZERONI! That's quite impressive, Tom!  Congratulations!  And I'm glad you had such a great vacation!

  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/06/07 (as he returned a couple of "forwards" to me):

As per my New Year's Resolution please find enclosed another chain letter, as promised!

   Wayne Honey, you're a hoot!    I still think that's a very unusual resolution.  But just so that my own resolutions would not be so boring this year, in addition to my usual "better time management", "better housekeeping", "getting more exercise", and "losing 50 pounds or so", I added one called "humming a few bars of a song during every yawn".  I must say I'm doing better at keeping that one than I seem to be doing with the other four, and it's far more entertaining.  I've found that "Oh, Shenandoah" seems to be well suited to this purpose..

   Thanks again, Wayne Honey!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 01/07/07 - "Dear Carol, A chuckle a day keeps the Doctor away":

Dear Carol,

I am always looking for something to laugh about, I thought you should see this cartoon. ~~~ I hope you and your family are well, The unusual weather in Michigan makes it very easy to catch cold and I have caught a chest cold. I went to my doctor and he is very good, He asked me if I ever had this before and I said yes.

He said, "Well, Herb, YOU GOT IT AGAIN."

It's a good thing I have Insurance.

More nonsense later, Your Friend, Herbie

   Herbie Darlin'!!!  You're not "posta" get sick!!!  I certainly hope you're feeling better soon!    I don't think a batch of my famous chicken soup would still be any good by the time it reached you!

   And, oh - your cartoon didn't arrive for some reason.  It must've fallen prey to your germs....

   Thanks anyway, Sweetie!

  From Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of Northern VA - 01/07/07 - "Buckroe Beach":

Dear Carol,

I saw mention of Buckroe in the Spider Man newsletter (1/05/07).  Here are some images that might be of interest. The first image is of two tickets left over from long ago years for rides in the amusement park. The other shows stores that lined the boardwalk. The roller coaster is visible in the background over the stores. The people in the picture are my sisters, me, and our mother.  My sister, Joanne, Class of 1962, is on the left eating a candy apple.  I am in the middle, also eating a candy apple, and my sister, Rose, Class of 1960, is on the right, next to our mother, finishing cotton candy. A fifth unidentified person was apparently behind my mother, but the camera caught only her feet.  

Then I found another picture of the store fronts on the Boardwalk at Buckroe. My sister, Rose, (Class of 1962) is crossing the street to the beach with her cotton candy.  My guess is that the pictures of the Buckroe storefronts were probably taken around 1955, maybe 1954.

Hope everyone enjoys these pictures.

Aretie Gallins Patterson.






   Enjoys them?!? OH, yeah!  These are priceless treasures, Aretie, especially for those of us who had forgotten the richness of detail which you always recall with such clarity!  Thank you so very much!

   As soon as I viewed them, I sent them to    Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA), and then took a nap.  While I slept, I finally realized how I wanted to display them - and a plethora of other such images that I've received in recent months.  The answer was an obvious choice, but it had somehow deluded me all this time, so here we have it - almost:


      - brand new page - IN PROCESS

   Thank you again, Aretie!

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/07/07 - "  Aretie Gallins Patterson's ('59) of Northern VA Images of Buckroe Beach":

WOW!!! Those certainly capture the moment.

You can almost taste the hot dogs and french fries they sell ....
(with apologies to The Drifters)

I bet you get some great comments when you post them.


   I just did!  Thanks, David!

  12/31/06 - but inexplicably not arriving until 01/07/07 - "Happy New Year!":

Happy New Year!!!!!   Got  a question. Who do I send my new address to ?  Wouldn't want to miss any info on any parties.  Ha!!

   Hi, Randy!  For unknown reasons, your note took a full week to reach me, having just landed in my email within the last hour or so...  I thought it was coming from your new email addie, but this is the same one I've been using.

   So if perchance this can still reach you, send your new addie to me at <>, so I can send you the Newsletter announcements, and to 
   Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) at <>, so he can keep track of his classmates.


  From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 01/08/07 - "REMINDER: BUCKROE MEETINGS":

From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 01/07/07:


I apologize for sending you a reminder about the three upcoming important meetings in January about Buckroe's Lots B.  However, as pointed out in the earlier e-mail,  it is most critical for as many warm bodies as possible to show up at each of the following meetings in Hampton's City Hall Building, 8th Floor.

For those of you who live outside of Hampton, even outside of Virginia, please forward this reminder to anyone in Hampton who might be interested in saving Lots B for the public's continued use.   Most of you know someone living in the Tidewater area to whom you can e-mail this reminder (that is why you are on as an addressee of this note).
Planning Commission Meeting:  
January 8, 3:30 PM.  --  Public Hearing, and the Planning Commission's approval,  or not,  of the Planning
                                   Department's recommended design option choice for Lots B.  This meeting will be interesting.
City Council Meetings:
    January 10, 7:30 PM --  Public Hearing
    January 24, 7:30 PM -- Public Hearing,  AND Council's FINAL VOTE on the fate of Lots B.  
                                       (Most important on this night to have a packed house - be prepared for a late night.)
4"x 6" signs reading "Option D-1" will be available for all attendees to wear during the meetings. 
The same sign then can be placed in the rear or side windows of your cars.  Recommend they remain there for all to see as you drive around town until after Council's vote on January 24.
If you cannot attend one of the meetings above to pick up an "Option D-1" sign for your car, please make your own sign, and stick it in your car window until January 24.
We also hope to get as many "Option D-1" signs as possible displayed in store/restaurant windows throughout Hampton.  Please ask your favorite restaurant or business owner if one can be displayed in their window.   Let us know who they are,  and we will get a sign to them.
Thank you for spreading the word.
I look forward to seeing as many "Buckroe's Lots B as a Park" supporters as possible at any or all of the above meetings.
Sincerely, Sandra Canepa

   WOWZERS!!!  Thank you, Karen - and Sandra!

   Please, y'all - try to attend those meetings if you possibly can!

  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/07/07 - "Hey Girl...":

Are you okay?  I get a little nervous when I do not see anything from you.  Hope you are all right.  We are still having summer weather but they say winter is coming on Wednesday.  Our Patriots won today which makes all of Yankeeland happy...they were in good form and on to San Diego next week.  I have been "undecorating" that a word?  Tree went bye bye today.  Always makes me a little sad but then if we left the decorations up all year I guess it would not be special...

I came across a wonderful book last week in Barnes & Noble entitled "When God Winks at You" by Squire Rushnell.  It is VERY POWERFUL AND GUARANTEED TO GET YOU OUT OF THE DOLDRUMS.  He was instrumental in the creation of many children's tv programs such as Conjunction Junction and also was instrumental in the creation of Good Morning America.  It is an absolutely delightful book about the coincidences in our lives (which aren't).  I highly recommend it. 

Love, Jeanb 

   Well, Jean, "okay" is such a relative term....

   I'm still breathing!

   This book sounds wonderful also!  Thanks, Lady!

  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/08/07 - "Friends and Money":

Perhaps you recall our conversation regarding how you really find out who are really your friends? Sadly, sometimes the two words (friend/money) don't seem to go together. At times there are legitimate reasons that a friend can't help another with money; usually depending on the sum. However, when a larger number of folks are brought to bear, which has been done before regarding the situation I have in mind, a bit from a little can overcome that problem.
Why does it seem that bad things always linger and good things quickly come and go?
I don't know how you do it! How can you work, yes work, (although you will say it is a labor of love for you) to provide for your many readers just about our only link to one another and to the glorious days, long gone by, to NNHS and HHS while facing such acute, no fault of yours, financial misery?
The financial misery, that you FINALLY shared with us some time back, that you were under at the time has RETURNED! Why does it seem that bad things linger? And, why do bad things happen to good people?
You have not had enough time for certain avenues of help to come to be and once again the money beast is on your doorstep. I know you won't again ask your readers for help regarding an issue over which you have no control; but I will ask for you. And no, that's not all, I will do more than ask.
When this monster came upon you before, one of our family members from HHS ( I am truly sorry that the name escapes me at this writing - it is truly the thought that counts), asked of you not to WAIT for help if the wolf came back to your door; but you have! I understand why; there is no shame, so forget that!
Folks, Carol needs financial help and in this family those 2 words DO GO TOGETHER! Friends and money. She is working as hard as she can to permanently correct this problem, but it takes time. The "Wolf" at the door cares nothing about time.
Carol, you didn't ask me to write this, but I'm asking you to print it < you are worthy of our support!>.

     Thank you, Wayne Honey!

   Of course, I do have that $3.98 in the bank, and a few quarters here in a jar, and soon I'll be able to file the taxes (which ought to provide some sort of refund), and (being Monday), today's mail has not yet arrived.  So it could be worse.

   But with a (very) red face, I truly do appreciate your intercession.  You are my hero.


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007
at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering

More details to follow!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/02/06 - "Why People Move South" (#4 in a series of 11):



 Oh, how delightful!  Actually, I really do miss the snow.....

   Thanks, Shari!


Any More Questions?  

    Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOON FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Love Me Tender

Words by Vera Matson

(Elvis Presley, 1956)

Love me tender,
Love me sweet,
Never let me go.
You have made my life complete,
And I love you so.

Love me tender,
Love me true,
All my dreams fulfilled.
For my darliní I love you,
And I always will.

Love me tender,
Love me long,
Take me to your heart.
For itís there that I belong,
And weíll never part.

Love me tender,
Love me dear,
Tell me you are mine.
Iíll be yours through all the years,
Till the end of time.

(When at last my dreams come true
Darling this I know
Happiness will follow you
Everywhere you go).

"Love Me Tender" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA  - 01/07/05
Thanks, Dave!

  "Love Me Tender" lyrics courtesy of - 01/07/05

First Elvis Image courtesy of - 01/07/05

Second Elvis Image courtesy of - 08/06/04 - I think....

Musical Bar clip art courtesy of - 02/05/04

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

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

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!

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

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