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03/16/09 - NNHS Newsletter
Bridgit O'Malley

In Ireland, the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.

 - Sir John Pentland Mahaffy
(26 Feb 1839 - 30 Apr 1919)

Dear Friends and  Schoolmates,  

   We're continuing with our Irish themes today.

BONUS #1 - - Brid Og Ni Mhaille - The Corrs - Traditional Irish tune, translated to English and Spanish

BONUS #2 - - Bridgit O'Malley - "the Bard of Cornwall"


1.      From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/14/09, 10:06 PM - "Fred....10th day":

Just had to share this picture taken this evening....Fred walked quite a distance from ICU to this consultation room on the floor....and he walked without his walker!!!!...he's getting stronger but still very wobbly walking.
...Still nothing by mouth except about 1/2 teaspoon warm water several times a day.  He DID get to brush his teeth today....and we know how good that must have felt...he hasn't brushed his teeth since the morning of March 5th.

His surgeon will be back to see him Monday morning (she had to go out of town and other doctors on call have been checking in on him)...and we HOPE AND PRAY she will let him start on some soft food of some kind.  He told me today he was getting depressed...and rightfully so.

Saturday, March 14, 2009
Fred Rose

He's still in visitors or phone calls.....he's not supposed to talk at all!
love to all....Janice and Family

2.   From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/14/09, 10:09 PM - "  Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA) update":

  Jerry (Allen - '65 - of VA) and I visited Monty awhile tonight and took him some things he needed.  He had a fire going and was playing music by Ann Murray, Willie Nelson, Marty Robbins and instrumentals of old familiar tunes.  We had a great visit listening to stories about his treasures he has around the house.  His treasures are among his gun and knife collection and many Civil War relics and art as well as items from around the world. He just comes to life when showing and telling. Jerry and I came home feeling pretty good about the visit.
Good night, beautiful people.

3.      From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/15/09, 11:12 PM - "Fred post op 11th day Sunday":

We have discovered that Fred's recovery is like a roller coaster.....he was feeling so good yesterday....but today is a different story.  Perhaps he walked a little too much yesterday....because he went slightly downhill today.
He didn't sleep well, he's running a low grade fever again, his heart rate is up...and he had to go back on oxygen again today for a brief period.  I noticed tonight that he was "panting" again....and not breathing deep and slowly.  He said he was just too tired.  He also told me he was depressed....which is natural also. Being in ICU is unlike being in a regular hospital room. 
He was to get a sleeping pill at 10:00 pm tonight....I hope it works.  He back and bottom are becoming sore from having to be sitting straight up at a 90 degree level in the chair....and on his back at a 45 degree level while in bed.  The night nurses tried to stuff many pillows around him before I left tonight to see if the pillows could relieve some of the pressure.
I'm hoping tomorrow will be a better day.
Thanks again for all the emails, phone calls (which I listen to my messages while traveling back and forth to the hospital) and cards...but most importantly....for your prayers.  Fred still has a long way to go .....recovery will be long and slow.
love to all....Janice

  Thanks so much, Janice and Judy, for your detailed updates! We're still praying!


   Happy Birthday today to our Two-Fer -     Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND  Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!

   Happy St. Patrick's Day Birthday tomorrow to   Barbara Brewer (69) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

18 -   Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND   Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND     Wade Scott ('66) of MO;

19 -    Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA;

20 - My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) of VA AND  Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND   Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA AND My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC;

21 - Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND        My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL;

22 - Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


1. Phyllis McLamb Shepard ('70) of VA - 03/16/09:

Monday 03/16/2009 11:14:18am
Name: Phyllis JoAnn Shepard (McLamb)
Marital Status Married (Dean)
City/Country: Forest, Virginia
Favorite Teachers Mr. Norman DeHart - Art
Hobbies genealogy
Comments Class of 1970

   Thanks, Phyllis!


   Hit #82,500 was made sometime between Saturday, March 14, and Monday, March 16, 2008 when I wasn't paying any attention at all!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/14/09 - "Eight Gifts You Can Give at No Cost":

Eight Gifts You Can Give at No Cost

But you must REALLY listen.  No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response.  Just listening.

Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds.  Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.

Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny MountainWings stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet.  A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime and may even change a life.

A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job," or "That was a wonderful meal," can make someone's day.

Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times, and give the gift of solitude to others.

The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it's not that hard to say, "Hello" or "Thank You."

~Author Unknown~

   Thanks so much, Shari!

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 03/14/09 - "The City that Ended Hunger |":

I think this is an important article.   It can be done.

   Thanks, Frances!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/14/09 - "This needs to be told":

This story has to get around. It's already over seven years overdue in being reported to the American public thanks to our noble media copy editors.

Semper Fi,

Just came from the memorial ceremony here at NORTHCOM. LTC (CH) Robert Leivers led the group in a ceremony here at the headquarters. During the ceremony, he relayed this little-known story from the Pentagon on 9/11:

"During a visit with a fellow chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, I had a chance to hear a first-hand account of an incident that happened right after Flt 77 hit the Pentagon. The Chaplain told me what happened at a daycare center near where the impact occurred.

"This daycare had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs. The daycare supervisor, looking at all the children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what they could do; there were many children, mostly toddlers, as well as the infants that would need to be taken out with the cribs. There was no time to try to bundle them into carriers and strollers.

"Just then a young Marine came running into the center and asked what they needed. After hearing what the center director was trying to do, he ran back out into the hallway and disappeared. The director thought, 'well, there we are - on our own.' About 2 minutes later, that Marine returned with 40 others in tow. Each of them grabbed a crib with a child, and the rest started gathering up toddlers. The director and her staff then helped them take all the children out of the center and down toward the park near the Potomac and the Pentagon.

"Once they got about 3/4 of a mile outside the building, the Marines stopped in the park, and then did a fabulous thing- they formed a circle with the cribs, which were quite sturdy and heavy, like the covered wagons in the West. Inside this circle of cribs, they put the toddlers, to keep them from wandering off. Outside this circle were the 40 Marines, forming a perimeter around the children and waiting for instructions. There they remained until the parents could be notified and come get their children."

The NORTHCOM chaplain then said- "I don't think any of us saw nor heard of this on any of the news stories of the day. It was an incredible story of our men there.''

I must say- there wasn't a dry eye in the room. The thought of those Marines and what they did and how fast they reacted - could we expect any less from them?? It was one of the most touching stories from the Pentagon I've EVER heard.

   Thank you so much, Norris!

   I didn't check the veracity of this; I've already decided I like it so well I'm going to believe it, apocryphal or not. Never mess with an un-medicated old woman once she's made up her mind.

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/14/09 - "WHEN I'M AN OLD LADY!!!":

This is Priceless!

When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid,

And bring so much happiness...just as they did.

I want to pay back all the joy they've provided.

Returning each deed! Oh, they'll be so excited!

(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

I'll write on the wall with reds, whites and blues,

And I'll bounce on the furniture...wearing my shoes.

I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out.

I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they'll shout!

(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

When they're on the phone and just out of reach,

I'll get into things like sugar and bleach.

Oh, they'll snap their fingers and then shake their head,

(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

When they cook dinner and call me to eat,

I'll not eat my green beans or salad or meat,

I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,

And when they get angry...I'll run...if I'm able!

(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

I'll sit close to the TV, through the channels I'll click,

I'll cross both eyes just to see if they stick.

I'll take off my socks and throw one away,

And play in the mud 'til the end of the day!

(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

And later in bed, I'll lie back and sigh,

I'll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes.

My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping,

And say with a groan, 'She's so sweet when she's sleeping!'

God Bless All Moms and Grandmas everywhere!
 Joyce Cahoon


   OHHHH, thanks so much, Joyce! And now that I AM an old lady and DO live with my kids, you just know this takes on a whole new meaning!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/14/09 - "The Puppy Escape":

Crazy busy week so I won't be back on 'til Wednesday, but found this cute. I was afraid the one was left behind, but his friend came through.

     AWWW! Thanks again, Shari!


   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/12/09 - "Have a Giggle (#3 in a series of 13)":

Hi Carol!
Glad you are settling in to your new home!
After hearing me complain about my doctor getting on me about losing another 10 pounds my wife sent me the attached email for future excuses I can give him!
Have to admit I never thought of these and may use them next visit, when I know I will have probably gained another 10 pounds.
In case you need some newsletter filler sometime, I included the "Herman" comic attachments also!

Hope you enjoy them, and thanks again for keeping us in touch with our glory days.

Best to all!
Butch Ragland, NNHS '63
Colorado Springs, CO

   GIGGLES!!! These are great, Butch - thanks!


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 23, 24, and 25, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion.  For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact

5. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

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   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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Bridgit OMalley

Oh Bridgit OMalley, you left my heart shaken
With a hopeless desolation, Id have you to know
Its the wonders of admiration your quiet face has taken
And your beauty will haunt me wherever I go.

The white moon above the pale sands, the pale stars above the thorn tree
Are cold beside my darling, but no purer than she
I gaze upon the cold moon till the stars drown in the warm sea
And the bright eyes of my darling are never on me.

My Sunday it is weary, my Sunday it is grey now
My heart is a cold thing, my heart is a stone
All joy is dead within me, my life has gone away now
For another has taken my love for his own.

The day it is approaching when we were to be married
And its rather I would die than live only to grieve
Oh meet me, my Darling, eer the sun sets oer the barley
And Ill meet you there on the road to Drumslieve.

Oh Bridgit OMalley, youve left my heart shaken
With a hopeless desolation, Id have you to know
Its the wonders of admiration your quiet face has taken
And your beauty will haunt me wherever I go.

"Bridget O'Malley" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 03/10/09

Image Sterling Silver Irish Claddagh Brooch courtesy of - 03/16/08

Black Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/16/09

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!!

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

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

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

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

Animated OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Thanks, Dave!

Animated Bratty Girl courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Laughing Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Thanks, Dave!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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