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02/14/08 - NNHS Newsletter -

"Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life."

- George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron
(22 Jan 1788 - 19 Apr 1824)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

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

   This year's accompanying music (a personal favorite of mine) was first used shortly after we come back online after The Big May-to-August Break of 2005:

   Thanks again, David!


  A very happy Valentine Birthday today to       Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA and to my niece       Renee Dick Wallace (Booker T. Washington HS - '77) of Northern VA who, if I recall correctly (and I do) was born on Jimmy's 19th birthday.  But strangely enough, I cannot for the life of me remember what I was wearing that day.  Sorry, Jimmy-Jimmy, it happens....

   Have a super-duper day, Sweetie-Pies!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/13/08 - "My Valentine":


I know it's actually country. Martina McBride isn't so twangy. The country flair is for my sister. Happy Birthday, Nee, Nee! Just remember we aren't getting older, we're getting better! ;-)
                                                                      Love ya.,

   Thank you, Shari - I LOVE this song! Martina McBride is one of my favorites, and I've actually had this song on my computer play list for at least six years now, maybe seven. The roses make it even prettier!


      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 Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 02/13/08 - "Wig Hats and Chewing Gum":

Dear Carol,
Please add my best wishes to all who are suffering at this time. They are in my thoughts and prayers. About four years ago I was diagnosed with end stage kidney failure. I sent a letter to my family and friends asking for their support. On October 6, 2005, I received a kidney transplant donated by my brother, Eric Wilson. I am convinced that the love, prayers, and support I received contributed greatly to my recovery. I hope now to "pay it forward" by sending sincere wishes and prayers to our Typhoon family and friends.
On a happier note, thanks to        Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) for recovering so many funny and happy memories! He contributes daily to the well-being and happiness of all of us.
Typhoons Forever and Happy Valentine's Day,
P.S. If you haven't used "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" as a theme, please consider it. My Aunt Rosie used to sing it to me at nap time. It's a favorite of mine.


   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! What a moving story! Thanks so much for sharing it with us all, Chris!

   I will certainly second everything you said about Our Wizard of Wonderment! This site would be quite lame and mediocre without the hundreds of contributions in many different forms which he has made to it over the past five years.The vision has all been his!

   And we first used "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" three years ago today, Lady, but that won't stop us from using it again very soon!

      From My Niece,  Renee Dick Wallace (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA - 02/10/08 - "Thanks for remembering me!":

I cannot find any old pics that are digital - so I sent you what I had.  Talk to you soon. Love ya
Monday, December 27, 2004 Saturday, August 06, 2005 Saturday, January 20, 2007 Summer of 2007
Four Generations - Rennie Dick ('54), Renee Dick Wallace, Mae Ross Dick, and Laura, Shannon, and Ashley Rennie Dick ('54) and Renee Dick Wallace Renee and Shannon Shannon, Ashley, and Laura

   Thanks for all the great images, Renee! I chose these five to use for now, but we might add more of them later. Happy Birthday, Nee-Nee!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/10/08 - "dancing cupid":

It's not personalized, but comical.

   Okay, Lady, this one was so ridiculous, I'll have to admit it made me laugh out loud! Thanks again, Shari!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/11/08 - "A New (OLD) PC of Buckroe":

This just came up on EBAY. I can't say that have seen this view ever before.

  Moreover, the street in the foreground appears to have a rail. The matching rail cannot be seen. I think the only street with a rail was Pembroke, so this would be looking south across the park. It would seem that things were considerably rearranged by the time we all began going there. 
"Carusselle (sic), Ferris Wheel and Theater, Buckroe Beach, Va."
I have reviewed my other PCs, and I believe I have one looking on the reciprocal bearing of the one above. I would even guess that it was taken from the Ferris Wheel, considering the elevation:    
"Bird's-Eye View of Amusement Park and Chesapeake Bay, Buckroe Beach, Va."

You can see the carousel building as well as the unique roof line of the "theater" mentioned on the first card.  Even here, one can see that much has been relocated.


   You're an amazingly observant man, Captain! Thanks so much, not only for the antique image (which I deliberately kept in reserve for today), but for your expertise!

   I've added this treasure to our page:



  From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 02/13/08 - "Daily Press":

Glad to see so many people had so many memories. I don't have the time, right now, to gather more memories for your new page, but will do so in the near future.
I recall that Parke Rouse did a humorous article about the 'friendly' competition between the DP and TH staffs (which I think he included in a later book of collected essays). I'll try to find it, and scan for your use, as well. 

   Thanks so much, Bill!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/13/08:

Hi, Carol:
I thoroughly enjoy reading comments from the TYPHOON Nation regarding old landmark buildings in the City of Newport News. The 1933 image of the old Daily Press and Times-Herald Building is very interesting. Much later, the circulation department expanded the building to the west, towards Washington Avenue in the form of a "shed" that permitted the circulation delivery trucks to load the bundles of newspapers under cover from the weather. The "roller type" conveyor belts were expanded to move the bundles to the exterior so as to allow them to be picked up and loaded more efficiently. The vacant lot that remained after the old hotel on the corner of 25th Street and Washington Avenue served as a parking lot for the delivery trucks, and made possible the expansion of the Daily Press Building.
Now another question for the City of Newport News experts: What was the name of the hotel that was torn down that allowed the Daily Press to expand their building?
One should know the answer to a question before asking it, but it seems to me it was called the Tidewater Hotel? Help!!!
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   It's a well-established fact that I know nothing of such things, Joe, but I'm certain someone else will! Thanks!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/13/08 - "Abraham Lincoln's 199th Birthday Newsletter.":

Hi, Carol:
    Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA mentioned that she used to walk to the old Daily Press building while working in her youth to deliver materials for her employer. She also mentioned that she thought the old Boys Club was on 25th Street across from the old Daily Press building. Actually, the Boys Club was located on 28th Street, on the approach to the 28th Street Bridge.
To refresh our memories,    Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA provided an image of that old building before it was torn down to make room for a new Sears, Roebuck & Company store. I believe you posted that image on your website under the Old Stomping Grounds section.
The Boys Club relocated to Jefferson Avenue when the old building was demolished.
It will be interesting to learn the name of the building that was on the northeast corner of 25th Street and Washington Avenue before it was torn down. I was one block off by recalling it might have been the Tidewater Hotel, for it was located at 24th Street and Washington Avenue before it was torn down.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of VA

     Oh, yeah, it's all coming back to me now! Well, maybe not all. Okay, maybe just a tiny little bit.....

   Thanks for keeping us straight, Major Madagan!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/13/08 - "Beacon - 01 FEB 1963":

Articles attached. I only had pages 3 & 4 from this edition, but there were several worth scanning.

I was amused by the “Can You Imagine” article. What a clever mechanism to make personal observations about faculty and students.


   That was a fun one! Thanks so much, Brown Eyes!

Friday, February 1, 1963 Friday, February 1, 1963 Friday, February 1, 1963 Friday, February 1, 1963 Friday, February 1, 1963 Friday, February 1, 1963
Senior Spotlight - Stephanie Spritzer ('63) and Richard Honeycutt ('63) Why Do We Like Basketball Games Can You Imagine Christopher Newport College Offers Active Curriculum  AND  Hit Records Student Assistants Aid Personnel in Main Office - Sandy Smith, Inez Clemmons, and Pat Watts (all '63)  AND  Key Club Plans Caucus Meeting 

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/13/08 - "HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY":

Thank you for the wonderful job you do for all of us, keeping us together...Unchained Melody is definitely on my top ten list of sexy slow dance songs...takes me back. 

Love and prayers, Jean Burton ('64)

   It's on mine, too, Jean - along with this one!  Thank you, Lady - glad you liked it!

   From Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA - 02/13/08:

Hi, Carol,
Thanks for your wonderful NNHS newsletters.  I'm answering your poll about the link for breast cancer.  No link showed up on the newsletter for 2/13/08.
Thanks for all you do for NNHS!!
Wilma Salmon Robinson '56-'57

   Well, now I'm mystified! But I replaced the button at the top of this Newsletter with one from two years ago. I wonder if it'll appear now?!?

  Thanks so much, Wilma! I appreciate your kind words!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 02/13/08 - "Newsletter for February 13, 2008":


Thanks for one of the finest Newsletters ever !  Funny and sad and everything in between !  Made my day !

Dimples aka Sepi

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks so much, Dimples - you just made mine!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/13/08 - "Valentine's Day Cards":
An older one, but nice!

   OHH, these are both nice, Shari - thanks!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 02/13/08 - "What Made Me, Me":


Hope you are feeling better.  I'm from Richmond, Va. now.

Norris Perry "59 Warwick"

   I wish I were, Sweetie, but thanks so much! But, HEY - I love Richmond! In fact, I like it so much I decided to be born there - right downtown on the eleventh floor of the Medical College of Virginia Hospital!

Makes you think back!!

What Made Me, Me

Long ago and far away,
In a land that time forgot,
Before the days of Dylan,
Or the dawn of Camelot.

There lived a race of innocents,
And they were you and me,
Long ago and far away
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

For Ike was in the White House
In that land where we were born,
Where navels were for oranges,
And Peyton Place was porn.

We learned to help our mothers,
We washed our hair at dawn,
We spread our crinolines to dry
In circles on the lawn.

We longed for love and romance,
And waited for our prince,
And Eddie Fisher married Liz,
(But no one's seen him since).

We danced to 'Little Darlin',
And sang to 'Stagger Lee'
And cried for Buddy Holly
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

Only girls wore earrings then,
And 3 was one too many,
And only boys wore flat-top cuts,
Except for Jean McKinney.

And only in our wildest dreams
Did we expect to see
A boy named George with Lipstick,
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

We fell for Frankie Avalon,
Kookie was oh, so nice,
And when they made a movie,
They never made it twice.

We didn't have a Star Trek Five,
Or Psycho Two & Three,
Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

Miss Kitty had a heart of gold,
And Chester had a limp,
And Reagan was a Democrat
Whose co-star was a chimp.

We had a Mr. Wizard,
But not a Mr. T,
And Oprah couldn't talk yet
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

We had our share of heroes,
We never thought they'd go,
At least not Bobby Darin,
Or Marilyn Monroe.

For youth was still eternal,
And life was yet to be,
And Elvis was forever
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

We'd never seen the rock band
That was Grateful to be Dead,
And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson ,
And Zeppelins were not Led.


And Beatles lived in gardens then,
And Monkees lived in trees,
Madonna was a virgin
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

We'd never heard of microwaves,
Or telephones in cars,
And babies might be bottle-fed,
But they weren't grown in jars.

And pumping iron got wrinkles out,
And 'gay' meant fancy-free,
And dorms were never coed
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

We hadn't seen enough of jets
To talk about the lag,
And microchips were what was left
At the bottom of the bag.

And hardware was a box of nails,
And bytes came from a flea,
And rocket ships were fiction
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

Buicks came with portholes,
And side shows came with freaks,
And bathing suits came big enough
To cover both your cheeks.

And Coke came just in bottles,
And skirts came to the knee,
And Castro came to power
In the Land That Made Me, Me.


We had no Crest with Fluoride,
We had no Hill Street Blues,
We all wore superstructure bras
Designed by Howard Hughes.

We had no patterned pantyhose
Or Lipton herbal tea
Or prime-time ads for condoms
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

There were no golden arches,
No Perrier to chill,
And fish were not called Wanda,
And cats were not called Bill.

And middle-aged was 35
And old was forty-three,
And ancient were our parents
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

But all things have a season,
Or so we've heard them say,
And now instead of Maybelline
We swear by Retin-A.

And they send us invitations
To join AARP,
We've come a long way, baby,
From the Land That Made Me, Me.

So now we face a Brave New World
In slightly larger jeans,
And wonder why they're using
Smaller print in magazines.

And we tell our children's children
How life then used to be,
Long ago and far away
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

   This was fun - Je Me Souviens! Thanks again, Norris!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/13/08 - "The Ultimate Love":

  The Ultimate Love

The ultimate love has nothing to do with the quality of the person.

It has to do with the quality of the love.

~Nathaniel Bronner Jr.~

   Thank you again, Shari!

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" (#15 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!

   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

I Love How You Love Me

(Bobby Vinton)

I love how your eyes close whenever you kiss me
And when I'm away from you I love how you miss me
I love the way you always treat me tenderly
But, darling, most of all I love how you love me (love how you love me)

I love how your heart beats whenever I hold you
I love how you think of me without being told to
I love the way your touch is always heavenly
But, darling, most of all I love how you love me (love how you love me)

I love how your eyes close whenever you kiss me
And when I'm away from you I love how you miss me
I love the way your touch is always heavenly
But, darling, most of all I love how you love me (love how you love me)

I love how you hug me (love how you hug me)
I love how you squeeze me, tease me, please me
Love---how you love me
I love how you love me

"I Love How You Love Me" midi and lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/15/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Happy Valentine's Day" Title clip art, Heart, Heels, Necklace and Candle Image, and Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy
of  - 02/09/07

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

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

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

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

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

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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

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