02/20/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Only the Lonely

“Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word
but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask.
The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.”

- Joseph Conrad

(3 Dec 1857 - 3 Aug 1924)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme first appeared almost two years ago, and is brought to you again by the insistence of my Magic Shower.



   A BIG Happy Birthday to the ever gorgeous    Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC, who is hitting a milestone today.  Many Happy Regards, Bobby!


  From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 02/17/07:

  One of Miles' former classmates at Granby High in Norfolk called me last week and said he had some photographs of Miles which he had taken in high school, and offered them to me.

Imagine how thrilled I was when these arrived in the mail!

1950 - Granby High School
Miles Nowitzky (GHS - '50)

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!!  How cool are they?!?

   While I was hitting rock bottom this week with a loud and mighty thump, and forcing myself to go through the motions (well, some of them, at least), I "chanced" upon this quotation by Ezra Taft Benson:

"We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor. In this way
he can bring discouragement and surrender. But we must not lose hope. The Lord is pleased with every effort, even the
tiny, daily ones in which we strive to be more like Him. Though we may see that we have far to go on the road to perfection,
we must not give up hope."

-- Ezra Taft Benson, "A Mighty Change of Heart
," Ensign, Oct. 1989, p. 2

   While it did initially cause me to smile an ironic little grin, it also penetrated my heart and caused me to ponder.

   I think these images of Miles, suddenly appearing as they did after so many years, brought that hope back to my life.  Thanks for sharing them, Lady!

   I updated Miles' Memorial Newsletter to include them:




From My Friend, Judy of IL - 02/17/07 - "Love Ya":

-----Late Valentine Day for you all

One morning you will never wake up.
Do all your friends know you love them?
I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered
if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships
that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said. Let every one of
your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back,
you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do.
And just in case GOD calls me home before I see you again....... I LOVE YA!!!
..Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised

   Thanks, Judy!

From My Friend, Judy of IL - 02/17/07 - "Tequila and Salt":

This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read it every day. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.

1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.

2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.

5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

6. You mean the world to someone.

7. You are special and unique.

8. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.

9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

10. When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.

11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

Always remember....when life hands you Lemons, ask for tequila and salt and call me over!

Good friends are like stars........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

"Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though Sometimes It's a Mess in the Hallway"

I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here than a whole truck load when I'm gone.

   These are encouraging thoughts, Judy.  Thanks!

  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 02/17/07:


Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, "Surely, I can't look that old?" Just last week I was sitting
in the waiting room waiting for my first appointment with a new dentist.

I noticed his DDS diploma, which bore his full name.  Suddenly, I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired guy with the same name had been in my high school class almost 40 years ago. Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought.  This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was 'way too old' to have been my classmate.

After he examined my teeth, I asked if he had attended Edinburg High School.

"Yes. Yes, I did," he said. "I was a Bobcat!" he gleamed with pride.

"When did you graduate?" I asked.

He answered, "In '62'.  Why do you ask?"

"By golly, you were in my class!" I exclaimed.

He looked at me closely. "Oh, really -- what did you teach?"

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Elaine!

  From Al Simms of VA - 02/17/07 - "Stonewall Jackson Elementary School":

Following is a photo of Stonewall Jackson Elementary school that I thought that you might like to have for the website.  The photo is from a booklet that I got when I was in the 7th Grade and I think that it was taken sometime near 1954.  It is taken from the 46th Street end which is where the first and second grades were located on the first floor. 
  If you are interested in them I also can send from the booklet pictures of the principal, my 7th Grade teacher and a few members of my seventh grade class who went on to be some of the leaders at NNHS in 1960 and before. Let me know on these photos as I realize that you may not have a place on your Class of 65 website for these photos.
about 1954
Stonewall Jackson Elementary

Al Simms
NNHS Class of 1960

   WOWZERS!!!  We're absolutely interested in such photos, Al!  These are the very things we seek most to include!!! 

I've posted this on that page:




  From Al Simms of VA - 02/17/07 - "Soldiers page submission":


For your soldiers page should you want to add it a photo of my Maternal Grandfather, Dr. Ernest Franklin Canaday.  In the attached photo he is First Lieutenant Canaday.  I have sent it in the sepia tone of the photo that I have but if you prefer can send one that is corrected for normal B/W

  My Grandfather was in college working on a Masters Degree in Mathematics when the First World War began and like many other young men of his time enlisted in the army as a Private to fight the German menace. When he got to Camp Funston the company commander asked if anyone could operate a typewriter. He said that he could and was immediately made company clerk and very shortly thereafter had his rank increased to Corporal. Not long after that, in recognition of the good job that he was doing and also because he was a college graduate he was promoted to Sgt. Later on a college friend joined the unit as Executive Officer, recognized my grandfather and convinced him to apply for officer training.
1st Lt. Ernest Franklin Canaday - 1893 -1987

When he took the entrance exam he made the highest score that anyone had ever made and because of that and his training in mathematics he was sent to Fort Sill, OK for Artillery Officer training. When General Pershing put his staff together prior to leaving for Europe my grandfather was selected for it as a mathematician. After a number of false starts he was finally on a train and on his way to New York to board a ship for Europe when the war ended and so he never made the trip.

After the military he completed his Masters Degree and went on to get his Doctorate in Mathematics also. My grandfather moved to Raleigh, NC in about 1920 and became the head of the Math department at Meredith College where he stayed until his retirement about 50 years later. Not really being ready to be retired he rented his house in Raleigh, NC and moved to Buies Creek, NC where he continued to teach mathematics for another 4 years at Campbell College. When he finally retired in 1977 he and my grandmother moved to Lakewood Manor in Richmond, VA where he remained until his death in 1987 at the age of 94.

I hope that you will find this of interest to you for inclusion on the soldiers page of your website.
Al Simms
NNHS Class of 1960

   What a fascinating account!  Thank you for sharing it with us, Al!  I'll be delighted to add Dr. Canaday to the Famous Soldiers page.

   Because of the strange genesis of those Famous Military sections, I had not provided space for much background information on those included.  This needs to be told, however, and I need to think about how I'm going to do it, so extend me a bit more time, and I'll have it posted.

   Oh, I do so love the sepia tone - it's beautiful!

   Thanks again, Al!

  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 02/17/07:


.....I do hope you are feeling better.  Take care of yourself!!


   Thank you so much, Dee.  Sometimes I feel better - almost completely well - and sometimes I feel as though I'm all the way back to where I started.  It's surely going to end soon, right?!?

   From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/17/07 - "Are you sick again?":

I have not seen anything since the 12th...hope you are not sick.  Love you lots, Jeanb 

   Jean, I think by all definitions of the word, "sick", that answer would have to be a resounding, "YES".

   Thanks, Lady!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -02/18/07 - "Dear Carol, He can hardly wait, Too Large or too small?":

  Dear Carol,

Like Teenagers today, He can hardly wait to grow up !!!

Your Friend, Herbie


   AWWW - poor sweet baby!  Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/19/07:

Happy Monday,
    Isn't that an oxymoron????
Newly born, sleepy sloth

   Say, he looks just like I did this morning trying to wake up....

How Can I recycle this? Many great tips!

   COOL!!!  There's some great stuff here!


   Thanks, Shari!


1.    From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 01/23/07 - "NNHS February Fling":

I have reserved Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for February 24 from 6-10 p.m. for a get together of all classes.  It will be completely casual.  Just come in for some dinner or just to say hi.  All I ask is that you let me know if you are coming so I can have an accurate count so Angelo can decide if he needs more waitresses that night.

Please pass this on to any class alumni and ask them to contact me if they would like to come.  They can either e-mail me or call me at 868-8443.

Please, also tell them that if the weather is bad to call Angelo's at 599-5727 to make sure the dinner is still on.

Thanks and I hope to see you there!!

Dee Hodges Bartram

  This is such a thrill for me to hear, Dee!  Thanks so much for arranging such an event!

   This is now covered on the main page and on this and each successive Newsletter.  Shortly it will be posted on the Reunion Pages as well.



   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 1966
is sponsoring an
NNHS February Fling
on Saturday, February 24, 2007 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
for members of all classes. 
It will be completely casual.  Just come in for some dinner or just to say hi. 

Please pass this on to any class alumni and ask them to contact Dee Hodges Bartram if they would like to come. 
Just e-mail her at
dhbartram@cox.net or call her at 868-8443, so that she can have an accurate count
so Angelo can decide if he needs more waitresses that night.

In case of bad weather, call Angelo's at 599-5727 to make sure the dinner is still on.

 We have close to 50 people attending from avariety of classes.


The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at the lovely beach
home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot on Willoughby
Spit. This will be an afternoon into evening beach
party with covered dish dinner.

Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556



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 Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/02/07 - "Amazing chalk drawings on the road"
(#9 in a Series of 28):


Hi Carol ... check out these pictures! They would be good to use one at a time for your newsletter.

Take care!


More chalk drawings from Julian Beever.  Incredible!!!!!  Julian is an English artist who's famous 
for his 3D art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium.
People are actually avoiding walking in the "hole"

   That they would; they're incredible!  Thanks, Babe!

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

                          Love to all, Carol


NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat


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

Only the Lonely

(Roy Orbison/Melson)

Only the lonely

Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
Know the way I feel tonight (ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah)
Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
Know this feelin’ ain’t right (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)

There goes my baby
There goes my heart
They’re gone forever
So far apart

But only the lonely
Know why
I cry
Only the lonely

Only the lonely

Only the lonely
Know the heartaches I’ve been through
Only the lonely
Know I cried and cried for you

Maybe tomorrow
A new romance
No more sorrow
But that’s the chance - you gotta take
If your lonely heart breaks
Only the lonely


"Only the Lonely" midi courtesy of http://ynucc.yeungnam.ac.kr/~bwlee/roymidi.htm
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Only the Lonely" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/roy-orbison/118986.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Lonely Man Image courtesy of http://www.britishairways.pl/21century/21century_cworld.htm - 03/28/05

Lonely Woman Image courtesy of http://cachesrc.corbis.com/agent/14/09/70/14097061.jpg - 03/28/05

Grey Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 10/21/04

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

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

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!

Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

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