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01/14/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Over There

"Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love;
it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein
you may prepare to ascend to him."

Giuseppe Mazzini
(22 June 1805 - 10 Mar 1872)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We're continuing our themes of songs that my mama           the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25), used to sing to me.  This is but one of the World War I songs which (having learned them as a little girl herself) became favorite lullabies of hers.  After she recited and read a plethora of nursery rhymes to me, she taught me valuable history lessons as sang to me.  I really was quite, uh, "indulged" - and as I said, I've entered into a somewhat extended period of "I-Wan'-Ma-Mama" syndrome.....


    From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 01/14/08 - "Big 6-0":

Best wishes for my favorite and only awesome brother,   Steve Kiger, class of '66, turning the big 6-0 Wednesday, Jan. 16th...Steve, please quit aging, as I am too!  Much love from Portland, Oregon...go Trailblazers and those UO Ducks.....  

Love, Gail (Kiger) Bonsey/Jim & Collin    FHS '73 

   Thanks, Gail! It's true, your brother is awesome!

   As far as I know, Steve holds the distinction of being the only Typhoon to be President of his class for all five years! (And for you non-Typhoons, NNHS was a five year high school; we began earning credits towards graduation in the eighth grade.)

  From Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA - 01/14/08:



   Thank you, Mary; I enjoyed meeting you, too! I've added your name to our Birthday Page:

   SOOO - Happy Birthday this week to:

15 - Skippy Weitz ('57) AND   Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA
16 -   Johanne Coates Richardson
('57) AND
President of the Class of 1966, Steve Kiger of VA
17 -
  Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC
18 -
Eileen Rash Vaught ('57)

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


1. Reginald Burgess (NNHS / Menchville HS - '73) of Korea - 01/14/08:

Monday 01/14/2008 1:06:48am
Name: Reginald Burgess
Marital Status Married
City/Country: An Jung-Ri, Korea
Favorite Teachers Mr. Cabiness (The long hair hippy who was so kool!)
Hobbies Traveling
Comments Class of 1972 (Menchville)
1970-1971 Newport News High

It was unfortunate to be bused to Menchville my last year of high school. During the 1971-72 school year, my body was at Menchvile but my heart remained at NNHS and I can honestly say that I consider myself a TYPHOON and not a Monanch!

   Thank you, Reginald!


   Hit #69,000 was made on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 3:06 PM by   My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH, who accessed the site from her own website:

   Thanks, Bethany!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/12/08 - "My Grandfather's Clock":

When I heard the words, "My Grandfather's Clock", in my mind I also heard the words, "Grandma's Feather Bed".

That was because it was the title of a memorable skit on the Muppet Show with John Denver.

Doncha know that "YouTube" would have it?  Great fun; have a look:
The lyrics are bit difficult to hear ... what with all those Muppets singing along. So here are the lyrics:

Grandma’s Feather Bed Lyrics
Artist (Band): John Denver

When I was a little bitty boy
Just up off-a floor
We used to go down to Grandma's house
Every month end or so
We had chicken pie and country ham
And homemade butter on the bread
But the best darn thing about Grandma's house
Was her great big feather bed

It was nine feet high and six feet wide
Soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty 'leven geese
Took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick
It'd hold eight kids, four hound dogs
And a piggy we stole from the shed
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun
On Grandma's feather bed

After the supper we'd sit around the fire
The old folks'd spit and chew
Pa would talk about the farm and the war
And Granny'd sing a ballad or two
I'd sit and listen and watch the fire
Till the cobwebs filled my head
Next thing I knew Id wake up in the morning
In the middle of the old feather bed

It was nine feet high and six feet wide
Soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty'leven geese
Took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick
It'd hold eight kids, four hound dogs
And a piggy we stole from the shed
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun
On Grandma's feather bed

Well I love my Ma, an' I love my Pa
Love Granny and Grandpa too
Been fishing with my uncle, I wrestled with my cousin
I even kissed Aunt Lou oooh
But if ever had to make a choice
I guess it ought to be said
That I'd trade them all plus the gal down the road
For Grandma's feather bed
Yes I'd trade them all plus the gal down the road
For Grandma's feather bed

It was nine feet high and six feet wide
Soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty'leven geese
Took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick
It'd hold eight kids, four hound dogs
And a piggy we stole from the shed
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun
On Grandma's feather bed
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun
On Grandma's feather bed


   David, this is delightful! I wish someone had created a midi file for it - what a great Newsletter it would have made! Thanks so much for the treat, Brown Eyes!

  From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 01/12/08:

Hi Sweetness,

I just wanted to say how nice it was to hear from you without an obituary attached!

Happy New Year to one and all.

Love ya’,


   Well, Joe Darlin', it was nice while it lasted, hmm? There's just something about January.....

Wow Carol,

I’m beginning to detest January!


Take care of yourself.


   It may just be me, Sweetie-Pie, but ever since 1980 at least, I've noticed that a barrage of Bad News hits practically before we can sweep up all the debris from the Happy New Year party. Child that I am, though, I forget this EVERY SINGLE YEAR! I'm having such fun all through December, that I never remember that myriad disasters are waiting in the wings to pounce upon me at any moment - and for that, at least, I'm extremely grateful! Thanks, Sweetie!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 01/12/08:


I think I told you we may be cousins as my mom was a Payne and they lived in Reidsville N.C. 

Glenn Dye

   Oh, yeah, we left things hanging a couple of years ago, didn't we??

   I think it quite likely that you descend from one of the 20 children of  Robert Payne, Jr.

   My own line is as follows:

Chart 1 Chart 8

Paul Hampton HARTY, Jr. - b. 1 Aug 1943 - Bloomfield, Stoddard, MO
     married 15 Aug 1969 - Carol Randolph BUCKLEY (b. 30 Aug 1947 - Richmond, VA)
- 7 children
Millard Robert Buckley, M.D. - b. 19 Oct 1907 - Richmond, VA; d. 25 Apr 1960 - Newport News, VA)
     married 8 Aug 1931 - Maxine Elizabeth FRIX (19 May 1908 - Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC; d. 15 Feb 1999 - Richmond, VA)
- 3 children
James Brownlee FRIX - b. 17 Apr 1877 - Calhoun, Gordon, GA; d. 9 Nov 1950 - Richmond, VA)
     married 17 Dec 1902 - Hattie Warlick PAYNE (b. 22 July 1880 - Morganton, Burke, NC; d. 23 Sep 1943 - Richmond, VA)
- 4 children
Rev. Jordan Nathaniel PAYNE, CSA  - b. 2 June 1846 - Taylorsville, Alexander, NC; d. 6 June 1915 - Morganton, Burke, NC;
     married 30 Jan 1867 - Barbara Ann Eliza WARLICK
(b. 18 Aug 1848; d. 16 Oct 1917) - 6 children
Henry PAYNE - b. 13 July 1818 - Sweeten's Cove, Marion, TN; d. 21 Jan 1888 - Hickory, Catawba, NC
     married 1840 - Catherine BOLICK (b. 12 Sep 1823; d. 21 Dec 1898)
- 3 children
Robert PAYNE, Jr. - b. 20 Sep 1794 - Burke Co., NC; d. 12 Apr 1859 - Sweeten's Cove, Marion, TN
     married 1) 20 July 1809 (divorced) - Mary BAKER (b. 1790-1; d. after June 1870)
- 4 children
     married 2) 1819 - Nancy MC MAHAN (b. 10 Aug 1803 - d. Mar 1872) -
16 children
Pvt. Robert PAYNE, RW - b. abt 1750 - St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA ; d. before Oct 1805 - Burke Co., NC
     married 1770 - Rachel LORD (b. abt 1752) -
10 children
John PAYNE - b. 1705 - probably King and Queen Co., VA; d. between 25 July 1764 and 30 Sep 1770 - St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA
     married 1730 - Frances COLEMAN (b. abt 1705; d. between  20 Sept 1770 and Apr 1783) - 6 children

   Thanks, Glenn! Lemme know if any of this rings a bell!

From Jennifer Lane DeVorss (Ferguson HS - '89) of FL - 01/13/08:

Happy New Year, Carol, from your most southern fan. Fla. is great this time of year; it's been 75 -80  all week. Mom and Dad went home on the 3rd but will be returning to help in the flower shop for Valentine's Day.

I have a question for you. You know how I always tell you how I love the site so much because it makes my mom and Uncle Jay ('68 - of Northern VA??) so happy to keep in touch with classmates. Who is supposed to do the school class reunions? I am Ferguson HS class of 89 and with the school not being there anymore where did our records go? We didn't have a ten year and I haven't heard of a 20, and Mom hasn't seen anything is the paper. If she went to the education board in Newport News would they give her a list of addresses for my class? Were you a class officer and agreed to keep up with things like that or do you do it just because you are an angel to all of us?

I do wedding planning and parties through my florist and I thought with your advice and help from my mom I can make sure our class doesn't go by the wayside and get forgotten about just because our school isn't there.

Maybe the people in your class can help with ideas seeing as how your school basically did the same thing. I think it ironic that my mom and I both graduated from schools that were closed. Well, you at least can look at your building. I was shocked to see at Thanksgiving all the changes that have been made in good old Newport News. You don't realize how different things are until you come HOME and see Home is just not the same.

Well, I won't keep you any longer. Thank you so much for all you do and I look forward to getting valued advice.    

Jennifer Lane DeVorss (    Linda Lane Lane's - '64 - of VA - Daughter)  Ferguson  Class of 89

   Hi, Jennifer - it's so good to hear from you again! Let me do some checking, and I'll see what I can learn. In my first attempts I found this - which looks like a very good place for you to start:


   Generally speaking, though, I'd say reunions are organized by anyone who steps up to the bar to perform that labor of love. Like you, I always thought people who did such things had to be elected to do so back in high school. That explains my extreme reticence in starting any sort of web page, much less what this has grown to be. I was never elected to anything whatsoever in high school, and in fact was a total nebbish.

   I'll get back to you on this, Lady - I certainly applaud your interest!

      From Tom Norris (Hampton HS -'73) of VA - 01/13/08 - "Hampton High Class of '73 - 35 year reunion in planning stages":

Hi Carol ...

Believe it or not ... Da Babe has a 35 year reunion coming up. We are in the early planning stages ... no date or venue yet ... but if there are any HHS 73 classmates out there in your readership they can contact me

Later ...

   COOL BEANS!!! Maybe you can give Jennifer some points! Thanks, Tom!

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 01/13/08 - "Senior's":


I thought the class may like this


Senior questions???

Q: My wife is going through menopause. What can I do?
A: Keep busy. If you're handy with tools, you can finish the basement. When you are done you will have a place to live.

Q: How can you increase the heart rate of your 60+ year old husband?
A: Tell him you're pregnant.

Q: How can you avoid spotting a wrinkle every time you walk by a mirror?
A: The next time you're in front of a mirror, take off your glasses.

Q: Why should 60+ year old people use valet parking?
A: Valets don't forget where they park your car.

Q: Is it common for 60+ year olds to have problems with short term memory storage?
A: Storing memory is not a problem, retrieving it is a problem.

Q: As people age, do they sleep more soundly?
A: Yes, but usually in the afternoon.

Q: Where do 60+ year olds look for fashionable glasses?
A: Their foreheads.

Q: What is the most common remark made by 60+ year olds when they enter antique stores?
A: "I remember these."

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Dicky! These are great!  

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII

01/13/08 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Things you don't hear anymore":

Dear Carol / Dimples
You are too young to have heard these old timers talking this way, especially the Gasoline.
I can remember back in 1941, Before WW II started, gas was 10 cents a gallon, cheaper gas (Joy) was 12 gallons for 1 dollar, (Honest).


Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company after a while.
Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Aunt Mary in the mail today.
Quit slamming the screen door when you are on your way out!
Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.
Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.
Wash your feet before you go to bed, they are nasty from playing outside all day barefooted.
Why can't you remember to roll up your pant legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.
You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.
Don't you go outside with your good school clothes on!
Go comb your hair; it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.
Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.
Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.
Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.
Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!
Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by; I need to get a few things from him.
You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.
There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.
Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.
You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.
Don't sit too close to the TV. It is hard on your eyes.
If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!
Don't lose that button; I'll sew it back on after awhile.
Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweat all under there.
Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!
Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.
Here, take this old magazine to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.
Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water so I can wash dishes.
Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.
No! I don't have nine cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?
Eat those vegetables, they'll make you big and strong like your daddy.
That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs just don't come in the house.
Sit still! I'm trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is all botched up.
Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that! I'll wash your mouth out with soap!
It is time for your system to be cleaned out. I am going to give you a dose of castor oil tonight.
If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one when you get home.
Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!
Soak your foot in this pan of coal oil so that bad cut won't get infected.
When you take your driving test, don't forget to signal each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn; left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.
It is: "Yes Ma'am!" and "No Ma'am!" to me, young man, and don't you forget it!
Y'all come back now, ya hear!

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'! Actually, I've said all the ones I printed in red many times myself, but maybe that was twenty or thirty years ago!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/14/08 - "What does love mean? More from the mouths of babes !":

Carol. and Typhoon Family.....

Things we should remember about love !

Sepi aka Dimples

You may have seen this before, but it's so fun and exactly like kids, so I couldn't resist sending it .

Slow down for three minutes to read this.  It is so worth it. Touching words from the mouth of babes.

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined See what you think:

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. 
So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'  

Rebecca - age 8

'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.  You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.' 

Billy - age 4

'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.'  

Karl - age 5

'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'  

Chrissy - age 6

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'  

Terri - age 4

'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.'  

Danny - age 7

'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.  
My mommy and daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss' 

Emily - age 8

'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.'  

Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,'  

Nikka - age 6 
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.'  

Noelle - age 7

'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.'  

Tommy - age 6

'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving
and smiling.  He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.' 

Cindy - age 8

'My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.'  

Clare - age 6

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.' 

Elaine-age 5

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'  

Chris - age 7

'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.'  

Mary Ann - age 4

'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.'  

Lauren - age 4

'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' (what an image)  

Karen - age 7

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.'  

Mark - age 6

'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.'  

Jessica - age 8

And the final one: 

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. 
Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.  
When his mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry'

   These are beautiful. Thank you, Dimples!

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 01/14/08 - "Only in Kenya":

So you like  Well, we'd rather go to Kenya!!!

hehehe.  It'      Tom'!


   Well, SURE, Bethany, if you prefer actual CONTENT on your sites!!!

   This is darling, Lady - Thanks!

    Guess what?? I need to go lie down again, so I'm cutting this one short, too.  I'm so sorry.....

   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

Over There

- Words and Music by George M. Cohan, 1917

Johnnie, get your gun,
Get your gun, get your gun,
Take it on the run,
On the run, on the run.
Hear them calling, you and me,
Every son of liberty.
Hurry right away,
No delay, go today,
Make your daddy glad
To have had such a lad.
Tell your sweetheart not to pine,
To be proud her boy's in line.
(chorus sung twice)

Johnnie, get your gun,
Get your gun, get your gun,
Johnnie show the Hun
Who's a son of a gun.
Hoist the flag and let her fly,
Yankee Doodle do or die.
Pack your little kit,
Show your grit, do your bit.
Yankee to the ranks,
From the towns and the tanks.
Make your mother proud of you,
And the old Red, White and Blue.
(chorus sung twice)

Over there, over there,
Send the word, send the word over there -
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum-tumming
So prepare, say a pray'r,
Send the word, send the word to beware.
We'll be over, we're coming over,
And we won't come back till it's over
Over there.

"Over There" midi courtesy of - 01/09/08

"Over There" lyrics courtesy of - 01/13/08

Image of Over There Sheet Music courtesy of - 01/13/08

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

Animated Red Sparks Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/29/06

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

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

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
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!!

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