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03/05/10 - NNHS Newsletter - The Zoo

At 11:30 at night, there is probably no more
exciting place in the world than Times Square.

- James Goldston

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   My #5 son,        Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL), has about 496 bazillion songs (give or take) on his computer play list which is somehow connected to the television, so whenever we gather downstairs to play games, he turns it on to provide background music.  Whenever I hear something which catches my fancy, I make note of it.  This is yet another one of those songs -  and it didn't hurt that I am a huge Scorpions fan.

   Thanks, Nathaniel!

   There's (unbelievably) no midi file available for today; just watch the video:

BONUS - - The Zoo - Scorpions, Live


   Happy Birthday today to Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND   Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -   Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA;
08 -
   Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs ('38) of VA - 1921 (deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of    Steve Burns ('65) of MN;

09 - Patrick Burke ('57) AND   Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND   Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA;
10 -
  Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA
AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA;

11 - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND   Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND  Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


   Hit # 94,000 was made on Thursday, March 5, 2010 at 12:54 PM by someone from Was it you?!?


March 05, 1933 - The Nazi Party won 44 percent of the vote in German parliamentary elections.  

March 05, 1940 - Members of Soviet politburo signed an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.

March 05, 1942 - The United States Navy Seabees were established.

March 05, 1943 - Germany called fifteen and sixteen year olds for military service due to war losses.


Friday, March 05, 1965 - March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupted in Bahrain against British colonial presence.

Friday, March 05, 1965 - Politician Chen Cheng (born 04 Jan 1897 in Qingtian, Zhejiang) died in Taipei, Taiwan at the age of 68.

Friday, March 05, 1965 - Baseball player Pepper Martin (born 29 Feb 1904 in Temple, Oklahoma) died in McAlester, Oklahoma at the age of 61.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/04/10 - "Reminder to Subscribers":

Hi, Carol:

Congratulations on the transition to the new website provider. I know you will be pleased when all the data migrates to the new site.
Since many of your subscribers likely have the old URL in their Internet Browser "Favorites" it might be helpful to remind them to remove the old URL and replace it with the current one.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
   Oh, good answer, good answer! Thanks, Adonis!

   Remember, that link is unbelievably simple:

     From Me ('65) of IL - 03/05/10 - "Reminder for All You Genealogy Enthusiasts":

   Don't forget! NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" premiers tonight at 8:00 Eastern / 7:00 Central.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/04/10 - "Thursday":
White Rabbit-Jefferson Airplane
Destiny's Child-Say My Name

Living Proof

"Honey," said the husband to his wife, "I invited a friend home for supper."

"What?  Are you crazy?  The house is a mess, I didn't go shopping, all the dishes are dirty, and I don't feel like cooking a fancy meal!"

"I know all that."

"Then why did you invite a friend for supper?"

"Because the poor bloke's thinking about getting married".


Love Delayed 57 Years

We received an e-mail in the newsroom one day from a woman named Nancy Rossman. Rossman, who lives clear across the country, told us about her mother and stepfather, both 90 years old, in good physical health, enjoying married life together in metro Atlanta.

But that wasn't the reason she was writing. She wanted us to know her parents had a story to tell. A few weeks ago we went to meet Peter and Elise Eaves in their Dunwoody home. I don't know what I was expecting but when they answered the door they looked like a fit couple, maybe in their mid 70's, not 90 years old.

We interviewed each of them separately and then together, and they told their amazing story.

Elise and Peter first met in 1938 in Atlanta. Elise was a UGA student born and raised in Ansley Park. She met Peter at a noon hour dance one day.

"I was leaning over the piano watching somebody play when he walked up. I thought he was cute," says Elise, laughing. "He was very persistent, he asked me out, just put the pressure on."

Peter remembered their first dance together. "She's a beauty and we just fit together when we danced so well."

The story after that unfolded much the way you would expect. They fell in love and got engaged. Then Peter was drafted in 1941. While he was gone, Elise's mother pressured her.

"My mother did not like him. She kept telling me he would not make me happy, he would not be a good husband. Back then you thought your mother knew best."

Elise broke the engagement.

"It felt like a knife had been stuck in my heart, of course."

Peter was devastated, but he returned from the war and went on with life. The two of them lived parallel, yet separate lives, finding love with other people, marrying, having children. But their love for each other remained. For many years Peter called Elise on her birthday.

"My husband took it very lightly. It didn't bother him. We would all be sitting at the dinner table (when the phone would ring) and he would say, 'Now let's all be quiet to see what your mom has to say to her old boyfriend."

Elise loved her husband deeply, was happy being married to him.

But she still thought of Peter.

"I still carried the love for him. I think you can love more than one person. I loved my husband very much. He was a wonderful man and father."

And Peter loved his wife too. It wasn't as if they had made choices that made them unhappy.

"She was a wonderful wife, a wonderful person, a beautiful girl."

The years flew by, Peter and Elise seeing each other a handful of times over the next five decades.

"I saw him maybe four times over a period of years. He came to my mother's funeral and to my 50th reunion from girls' high school, so we saw each other change over the years."

Then Peter's wife died.

"I called him to offer my condolences. Nine months later my husband died."

We asked Peter how long he waited after hearing the news to contact Elise.

"About 15 minutes" he said.

Sitting together on the couch in their home they talked about what it was like to have a second chance 57 years later.

"We picked up where we left off. It was like we hadn't been apart all those years. We felt like teenagers again really, really," and the two of them started laughing.

Elise said her grown children were anxious to meet Peter.

"My girls couldn't wait to meet this man. Is he better looking than Dad? Is he taller? Is he shorter? What does he look like?"

Peter says there was no awkward re-acquaintance period.

"We picked up where we left off emotionally and the love came back right again. It was living in us all that time. I said, 'We've outlived all the people who had come between us so wecan be together now.'"

Peter proposed a second time, with the same ring. He had kept it all those years. Elise accepted and this month they'll celebrate 15 years of marriage.

We were there as they danced together to the music from their era, big band swing music. We were there as they fixed a healthy lunch in the kitchen and there was a hilarious moment when my photographer innocently asked them about romance to which Elise replied, "You mean do you still have sex? Yes. It surprises our doctor every time we get a physical."

Having established the fact that their romance was very much alive we asked about their overall health.

"It's good. We're still fortunate that way. We don't have a walker yet," and then they burst out laughing again.

We last saw Peter and Elise last Friday night. They were at a dance at the Roswell Recreation Center. To see them dressed up and floating across the floor is to witness a happy ending to a story that theirs is a love affair that was delayed more than a half a century. But that love prevailed, allowing Peter and Elise to save the last dance for each other.

"The best years of our lives have been the ones we've spent together I think."

~by Jaye Watson with NBC television affiliate 11 Alive in Atlanta, GA

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Shari!

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 03/04/10 - "Newest Adia Melchert":



She's a happy little baby girl, isn't she?? Thanks, Judy!




      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/04/10 - "Fun Music Videos (Foo Fighters)":
Love his flaming character! Dave Grohl is so cute in his ways.
Fractual Fantasy

Just Great Rock!!!!!!!
His hair is a bit in his eyes, but hot! What awesome effects, in this video.. unusual.
My fave. by them. What a K. A. song!

   Thanks again, Shari! I like Foo Fighters - They're, well, FUN!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/18/10 - "Panda Therapy (#8 in a Series of 19)":

I love these Panda emails!  I hope you get the "warm fuzzies", too!

Is it any wonder the world has fallen in love with these animals?


   Yes, I do! Thanks, Judy!

  You go.   I'll just stay here and rest my head a little bit.


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 03/04/10:

Hourly Rate

Sign seen in repair shop (directed at customers):

Hourly rate: $10.50

Hourly rate if you sit and watch: $12.50

Hourly rate if you sit, watch, and comment: $15.50

Hourly rate if you sit, watch, comment, and "help": $20.00


Wooden Spoons

One day during cooking class, the teacher, Mrs. Jones, was extolling her secrets for preparing perfect sauces.

When she ordered us to the stoves to prepare our assignments, she said, "Don't forget to use wooden spoons."

As I stirred my sauce, I contemplated the physics behind the mystery of the wooden spoon, and decided it must have something to do with heat conduction.

I approached Mrs. Jones to test my theory.

"Why wooden spoons?" I asked.

"Because," she replied, "if I have to sit here listening to twenty-three metal spoons banging against metal pots, I'll go nuts."


A Brave Man

True bravery is arriving home late after a guy's night out, being assaulted by your wife with a broom, and still having the guts to ask:

"Are you still cleaning or are you flying somewhere?"


1. Saturday, March 6, 2010 - Hunt for Hampton History - - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at (757) 223-9488 - CLASS OF 1953

3.Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin.
For details, contact Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

6. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/10

BLOG: - updated 02/21/10

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

                                   Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty  

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The Zoo

Written by Rudolf Schenker (b. 31 Aug 1948) and Klaus Meine (b. 25 May 1948)

Recorded by Scorpions, 1979

The job is done, I go out
Another boring day
I leave it all behind me now
So many worlds away

I meet my girl, she's dressed to kill
And all we're going to do
Is walk around to catch the thrill
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

Enjoy the zoo
And walk down 42nd Street
You want to be excited too
And you will feel the heat

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

"The Zoo" lyrics courtesy of - 02/19/10

First Image of New York City's 42nd Street courtesy of - 03/05/10

Second Image of New York City's 42nd Street courtesy of - 03/05/10

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Sparkling Theater Lights clip art courtesy of - 05/22/03

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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