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03/13/08 - NNHS Newsletter
The Rose of Tralee

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.

 - Simone de Beauvoir
(9 Jan 1908 - 14 Apr 1986)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   All this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day, we'll be celebrating with Irish songs.

DOUBLE BONUS #1 - - Stuart Burrows - The Rose of Tralee PLUS Mary of Argyle - There's no video here, but Burrows' magnificent voice should more than suffice!

BONUS #2 - - John McCormack


The History -

The Festival -

The Festival Catalog -


1.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - 03/13/08: 

   I spoke with Connie for quite some time today - great fun! Even though she hasn't been able to open any of the Newsletters because her computer thinks I am The Great Evil Spammer, Connie's unofficially been with us for several weeks now. It's time we add her to the rolls and give her a big, "Welcome aboard!"

   If any of y'all can tell her which controls to adjust which would allow her to open the website and Newsletters, we'd both appreciate it!

   Meanwhile, she'd like you to know she's not ignoring you, but she's not the most computer savvy person around - having THREE destroyed computers to her credit! WHOO-HOO!

  Also, she asked me to publish not only her email addy and birthday (29 Aug 1948), but her address and phone number, as she'd love to hear from y'all:

Connie Bloxom Thompson
2237 Hunters Chase
Bel Air, MD 21015


   One word of caution: If you're planning to make her laugh, give her fair warning so she can put on her brace so she won't crack a rib - seriously!!!


   Happy Birthday today to   Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to: 15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA:
16 - 
   Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND    Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns, Ladies!


1. Kenneth Still ('72) of VA - 03/13/08:

Thursday 03/13/2008 4:23:20pm
Name: Kenneth Still '72
Marital Status single
City/Country: Hampton
Favorite Teachers Mrs. Nettles, Mrs. Thomas, Coach Hott, Mr. Cox
Hobbies reading, old movies, skydiving (but can't do that anymore)
Comments just found this site, and I'm still ODing! It's great! I'm another of the "lost" class of '72, and had to go to Ferguson (yuck), but always was a Typhoon at heart. :) I know I peeved a lot of Mariners 'cause I always wore my letter sweater to class with that big N. and I still remember being with the band and playing "Hawaii 5-0" at halftime. Hello to all my old friends and classmates from Stonewall Jackson and NNHS

   Thanks, Kenneth!


1. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA:

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/13/08:

I continue to send my thanks to all that have inquired about Linda and her progress. At this time she is better, but still a bit away from "good". I have read many articles that say nerves are long to completely heal; that is holding true for Linda. The misbehaving disc that had to be corrected in her neck was pressing on a nerve that in turn caused the severe pain. We're hopeful that the improvement she has experienced will accelerate to the point of a full recovery very soon.
I can not begin to truly tell all of you how much I truly appreciate YOU and your prayers for Linda!! Thank you just doesn't seem to completely express my gratitude!

   Thanks, Wayne Honey!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/13/08 - "It works - Apparently!":

When I got this e-mail I did the usual, yeah.. right.. sure, but I read it through to the end and when it got to the make a wish part the first wish that came to my mind and heart was for Shari's little girl.  So I'm forwarding it to all my addresses and praying for a wish come true for her.  I've had her on my mind a lot and I hope and pray all went well for her and that she is not in a lot of pain. 
 Joyce Cahoon


Hope the Leprechaun dances his jig for you!

I had to forward this, my mom swears it works. The day after she sent it, they got an offer on their land on the Swannee river, they haven't even seen that land since 1987. It came out of the blue. So you know that I'm going to try it.  
Love Kim

Not sure if this had anything to do with it but it was shortly after I sent this out - I got a call to say our bond was approved - against all odds.

I don' t know if it works but i won a new fridge full of various cool drinks from Beyer And Beyer last

I do not know if it works, but I won a microwave yesterday Seems like it Hey !!

Good luck to everyone! And may all your dreams come true!!  
This may sound nuts, but my husband got this the other day and sent it off.
About 10 minutes later a really good financial windfall happened for his son Sean to whom he had sent it as well. One of the people he sent it to was responsible for the windfall.

Good Luck!!

I hope it works...

May there always be work for your hands to do;

May your purse always hold a coin 
 or two;

May the sun always shine on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;

May the hand of a friend always be near you;

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

OK, this is what you have to do...

Send this to all of your friends!
  But - you HAVE to send this within 1 hour  
from when you open it!

Now................Make A wish!!!!!!

I hope you made your wish! Now then, if you send to:

1 person --- your wish will be granted in 1 year

3 people --- 6 months

5 people --- 3 months

6 people --- 1 month

7 people --- 2 weeks

8 people --- 1 week  

9 people --- 5 days

10 people --- 3 days

12 ! people - -- 2 days

15 people --- 1 day

20 people --- 3 hours

If you delete this after you read it . you will have 1 year of bad luck! But .. if you send it 2

Of your friends you will automatically have 3 years of good luck!!! :

   Thanks so much for everything, Joyce! I just sent this to over 500 people!!! GIGGLES!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/13/08 - "Absolutely love that song... Red is the Rose...":

I have a good collection of wonderful Irish music...when I worked at the nursing home I took my CDs in all the time and played them in the day room where the very frail people spent most of their day.  Some of my favorites are the Clancy Brothers and Tony Kenny, the Irish Rovers.  As far as I know I have no Irish blood but as we like to say here, on St. Patrick's Day everyone is Irish!  I bought my corned beef, cabbage, carrots and onions today! 

What is green and sits out in the yard all year?  Paddy O'Furniture!

      Thanks, Jean!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/13/08 - An Irish Blessing":

At this time of year "everyone is Irish", or so "they" say! It just so happens that I myself am by blood a true member of that clan (along with a few others!!) as well as the gentleman < no insult meant!!:-)      Rip Collins that sent this blessing my way so that I could send it out to all with true sincerity.
So, have a "click" on the link included below, enjoy the beautiful scenes of the "Emerald Isle" and the wisdom of the words.
Take Care!
 R. Wayne Stokes

   Thanks so much, Wayne Honey - and Rip Precious! This is quite lovely indeed!

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

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape.

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE."

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

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

5.      Me ('65) of NC - recent escalation of shortness of breath, heart and blood pressure problems plus the usual .....; update of 03/12/08: not a great deal of change; still ups and downs

6. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever

7. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08

8.         My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - slight brain concussion - 03/09/08 - update of 03/12/08: still taking it very easy, but progressing as well as can be expected

9. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08


10.   Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008; update of 03/10/08: still needing our prayers

11.       Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08; update of 03/10/08: still being sedated while not on the ventilator, but made it for nine hours on 03/09/08; "holding his own"

12. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA? - recovering from surgery on her ankle

13. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain; update of 03/13/08: "better, but still a bit away from 'good'"

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

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

16. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm

17.   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - recent surgery on right knee

18.     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08

19. All of Us


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" (#36 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  
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The Rose of Tralee

The pale moon was rising above the green mountains,
The sun was declining beneath the blue sea;
When I strayed with my love by the pure crystal fountain,
That stands in the beautiful Vale of Tralee.
She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer,
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh no, 'twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,
that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.

The cool shades of evening their mantle were spreading,
And Mary all smiling was listening to me;
The moon through the valley her pale rays was shedding,
When I won the heart of the Rose of Tralee.
Though lovely and fair as the Rose of the summer,
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh no, 'twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,
that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.

In the far fields of India, 'mid wars dreadful thunders,
Her voice was a solace and comfort to me,
But the chill hand of death has now rent us asunder,
I'm lonely tonight for the Rose of Tralee.
She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer,
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh no, 'twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,
that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.

"The Rose of Tralee" midi courtesy of - 03/10/08

"The Rose of Tralee" lyrics courtesy of - 03/13/08

First Image of Tralee courtesy of - 03/13/08

Second Image of Tralee courtesy of - 03/13/08

Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy - 03/13/08

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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 again, Herbie!!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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

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