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02/12/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Abraham Lincoln's 199th Birthday

"With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die."

- Abraham Lincoln
(12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme is supposed to repeat every year, barring technical difficulties.....


1. Betsy Turner ('70) - 02/11/08:

   Welcome aboard, Betsy! I've added you to both the Alumni List and the contact page for the Class of 1970:  

Happy Birthday today to Jon Pearl ('57)!  And Happy Birthday Wednesday to     Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia!
  And a very happy Valentine Birthday to       Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA and to my niece       Renee Dick Wallace (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA.

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


   Hit #70,000 was made on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 7:11 AM by someone from who accessed the site from

   But Hit #69,999 was made mere moments before that by     Johnnie Bateman ('67 / '70) of VA! 


     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/07/08 - "       One of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII":

   You've no doubt noticed that it's been a while since we've heard from our Darling Herbie.

   He writes to         Dimples (Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) and     Linda May (Bond Crayton - '66 - of VA) and me practically every day, and we'd not heard from him since 01/24/08.  That is VERY un-Herbie-like of him!  The three of us began to bombard him with emails.  No response.  Dimples left him two messages on his answering machine.  Again, no response.

   Thursday, Linda May and I called his daughter,    Heidi Hice MacKay of MI, and again left messages.

   Heidi returned my call to her Thursday night, with some distressing news to pass along to all of y'all.

   In late January (I think probably on 01/25/08) she had taken her dad to the doctor's for what they thought would be a rather routine visit, or possibly to have a slightly invasive procedure. Instead, they kept him to perform a triple bypass surgery as well as a clean-up of his carotid artery.

   He's still in ICU, and is expected to remain hospitalized for a couple of months.

   Heidi requested our prayers on his behalf, which I of course promised if she would give him our love and kisses. 
She assured me that she would, and she'll keep us posted on his progress.

      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 02/08/08 - "       Herbie (Hice of MI)":

I added Herbie's name to the prayer rolls when I was at the Raleigh (LDS) Temple today.  It'll remain there for two weeks, at which time we'll renew it.

   Thank you so much, Eleanor!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 02/12/08 - "       Herbie (Hice of MI)":

Hi Carol and Typhoon Family,

I spoke with Herbie's daughter
  Heidi (Hice MacKay of MI) this morning, and she has brought me up to date so far.

Herbie is comatose, but will come and go out of it if spoken to. Heidi, her husband and their children and other family members are exhausted from sorrow and many trips to the hospital. Herbie's vital signs are good and the physicians in charge are puzzled as to why his body is reacting this way. She asked for prayer, strong, uplifting prayer. Not just for Herbie, but to lift the spirits of the entire family and to supply them with God's strength and some peace of mind until our Herbie is out of the woods. I gave Heidi a message to give to Herbie....That he was needed, loved and missed very much and to quit slacking off and get back quickly because God was not finished with him....YET ! She laughed and said she would tell him just that and would say that I said so.

Herbie thought that a stint was going to be the end of it but the damage was far worse than feared. Herbie is 83, but is strong and the pillar of his family and a big part of ours, too. Heidi thanks all of us for our prayers and said it made her feel better just knowing that we cared enough to pray for her precious dad. Herbie needs all of us to pray, he helped make this Country a wonderful pace for us to live and did it so we could keep the freedom we enjoy. He did this when most of us were small children, babies or yet to be born, but he did it for us...we can pay him back through prayer.

Dimples aka Sepi

   Thank you very much, Dimples - DITTO!!!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/09/08 - "Cochrane Mural":

Awesome send!  This is really neat. Beautiful.

This is amazing; be sure to click on the individual tiles like the horse's eye.
Cochrane Mural  . . .
For those not living in the west, Cochrane is NW of Calgary and East of Banff, in the foothills of the Rockies. This mural was unveiled last week at the Cochrane Ranch House.
Each tile is 1 foot square, is its own individual picture and each is by a different artist. All of them together form this huge mural.
You can click on each of the tiles to see them in detail.   Note: Check out the horse's eye.

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! This is not only beautiful, it's mind-boggling!!! Thanks, Shari!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/10/08 - "BEACON - 21 NOV 1962":

Articles are attached. There were many worth scanning this time. You might spread them over several newsletters.


   That I shall, Brown Eyes! Thanks so much!

Friday, November 21, 1962 Friday, November 21, 1962 Friday, November 21, 1962 Friday, November 21, 1962
Wilder Burger - Harry _____ ('6_) and Sue Miller ('64) Leggett's Sub Teen Shoppe 1963 Senior Cheerleaders Judy Horton (Head), Charlotte Anderson, Diane Rodgers, Linda Bowen, and Mary Anas Charlotte Anderson ('63) and Sandye Cohen ('64)

      - brand new page!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/11/08 - "Shriner's and Emily":

Thank you to all who have asked about Emily. Due to time restraints I'm sending out a one for all e-mail.
The prayers are soooo appreciated. She gained the weight she was required and while we were there another child (12 years old) died from the same major surgery Emily is to have. After much thinking and praying and conferring with her physicians, we did not go for the feeding tube. Prayers must have been answered because I felt the answers so strongly! Your time was not in vain. We are back dealing with Richmond and if that does not go well, John Hopkins. Just the driving to Shriner's was too much. I can't imagine traveling by auto after a surgery of that nature. The good news is that being there around other parents gave me the ability to hear their feedback and to see what other children experience. It is a very difficult surgery. It was tear-filled and scary, but we left there in the knowledge we had made the right choice.

It got weird, the main doctor had an arm injury and is not operating. The gastro. doctor was not easy to deal with and from another hospital and hernia is an all too common side effect. Her one surgery may have tuned into four. Also we were left making the appointments, etc. They offered no help on a neurological level and it was not fun. Yet, I'm so glad to have spoken to the other parents and some teens going through that. We were led to believe a feeding tube was just necessary for Emily then we found out it was their protocol and so not worth it.

Please don't stop praying as we hope all will get worked out with Richmond! Thank you!


   Oh, WOW!!! Thank you so much, Shari! You and Emily continue to be in our prayers!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/11/08 - "Everything OK":

Hi Carol,
     Just read my newsletter and wanted to let you know it opened with no trouble at all.  Loved "Old Blue Eyes"!!!  Great way to start the day!  Hope you feel great soon, you are in my prayers as well as those on the prayer list.  We can always use some help from above.
Have a blessed day,
 Joyce Cahoon


   Thank you so much, Joyce!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/11/08 - "Suggested theme":

Hi, Carol:
The server sure needed to be "burped" this morning. It failed to allow access a couple of times this morning, but I persevered and did get to the Newsletter.
Thanks for using the suggested theme "Oh! Carol" for your recent newsletter to the Typhoon Nation. Strange how my mind morphs back to Marine Barracks, Norfolk Naval Shipyard when I hear that song. When it came over the radio from WGH performed by Neil Sedaka, Corporal Dorfman from New York City would stop shining his brass or shoes, and put on a Cha-Cha performance for the Guard Company preparing to go on duty. He was a dance instructor before he became a Marine, and he could glide across the entire squad bay gracefully and take some of the boredom out of the daily preparation for duty.
Have you used "Stranger on the Shore" as a theme for one of your newsletters? It was number one on the chart in April 1962 and performed by Mr. Acker Bilk. A fine melody.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

     What a great memory! Thanks for sharing that with us, Joe!

   We did indeed use Stranger on the Shore as a Newsletter theme just last spring, but as it's such a favorite of mine as well as yours, I certainly wouldn't be averse to reusing it in the very near future:

   Thanks again, Adonis!


    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 02/11/08, 10:19 AM - "Re: Daily Press":

---- Carol
The Daily Pressure was located next to the police station on 25th Street. I am sure that
       Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) has shots of it.


   AHA!!! Thank you so much, Dicky!

     From Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA - 02/11/08, 12:06 PM - "Re: Daily Press":

I'm sure that I won't be the first, but I'll tell you anyway. The Daily Press was located in the two hundred block of 25th Street, beside the police department. I spent many early mornings there picking my papers up early, which I delivered to all of Stuart Gardens. Hope you are doing well. 

My memory is good, also. I remember that every morning when I delivered papers I wore shoes, socks, boxers, t-shirts, trousers, shirts, and coats when it was cold. Am I good or what?


   You are just that good, Jimmy Darlin', thanks! Now if I could only remember how the police station appeared.....

     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 02/11/08, 1:35 PM - "Old News Paper Office":

Hi Carol.....the OLD DAILY PRESS and Times Herald offices and printing presses were located on 25th I recall.....don't know for sure...but that's what pops up in my memory. 

   Thanks so much, Janice!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/11/08, 10:42 PM - "Old News Paper Office":

Hi Carol.

The old newspaper office was located on 25th Street between Washington Avenue and Huntington Avenue. If I remember correctly, it was diagonally across from the Boys Club.  When I was still in school, I worked for Waters Advising which was on 32nd street and one of my jobs was to “run” ads over to the newspaper.  It was a really fun job and I enjoyed working for Leonard Waters.

Hope all is well with your niece     (Shari of VA) and       Herbie (Hice of MI).  Keep us posted.

Joan L. Krause

   Thank you so much, Joan!

  From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 02/12/08, 7:18 AM - "Daily Press memories":

Relative to the pictures you included in your most recent update, I was happy to see that the Daily Press had saved some of the equipment used when my father was managing editor of the Daily Press (from 1933 until 1963). I spent a lot of time, in my youth in the old newspaper plant (as my father called it), and could write a long story, or a short book about those 'happy days'.
For now, and for your use, is the earliest "DP" thing that I have - a Christmas card; circa 1933. It depicts the building (whose address was 213-215 25th Street, by the way) as it appeared even before we were very young!
1933 Christmas Card

Bill Lee 

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! I kept desperately trying to visualize that building (or even that location), and at last an image came to my mind while I slept - and that's it! Thanks so much, Bill!

   And with everyone's input, we now have (still in very rough form) another brand new page, so feel free to share your precious memories with us!


PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1. My Friend Judy of IL -  shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08

2. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

3.      Me ('65) of NC - recent escalation of shortness of breath, heart and blood pressure problems plus the usual .....

4. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - continuing problems with advancing scoliosis

5.       Herb Hice of MI - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08

6. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08

7.       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08

8. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08


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

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/12/08 - "Gas Stations Of Yesteryear-------------------------this IS REAL Americana" (#13 in a Series of 37):

Carol, do not know if you would like to show these or not. Just brings back a lot memories from yesteryear. Hope you like them. 

Jerry Blanchard (62) of Va.

Gas Stations Of  Yesteryear

Back when life was much simpler and gas was 18-25 cents a gallon!!

(or there about) and as low as 17 cents during gas wars.


Old American Gas Stations from all around the country  
Some are abandoned, some are restored and many are still in use.  


Yeah . . .  I remember!

 And with a fill-up you got the gas pumped for you, your windshield cleaned, oil and fluids checked, tires checked,
a free map, if you wanted it, and greeted in ENGLISH !!!

Yeah! I remember!!!

Enjoy Your Days & Love Your Life.... Because...."Life is a journey to be savored."

  Thanks, Jerry, I remember them quite fondly, too!

   Because I've had to lie down and nap so frequently due to shortness of breath in the last couple of days, I've reserved a great deal of exciting material for use in a bonus Newsletter tomorrow.

   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


The Battle Hymn of the Republic

- Julia Ward Howe

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He has loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible swift sword
His truth is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps
His day is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnish`d rows of steel,
"As ye deal with my contemners, So with you my grace shall deal;"
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel
Since God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

"Battle Hymn of the Republic" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thank you so much, Dave!  This rendition has exactly the period flavor I had hoped against hope to capture.

"Battle Hymn of the Republic" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!

First Lincoln Image courtesy of - 02/09/05

Second Lincoln Image courtesy of - 02/09/05

Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 02/09/05

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

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

Animated Heart clip art courtesy of - 02/12/05

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!

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of - 09/25/07

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

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

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

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

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