03/17/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy St. Patrick's Day!



Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   If you're not really Irish today, then just pretend!  Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you.

From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/07/05 and 03/16/05:

1967 - A Typhoon Dating a Crabber:
David Whitley ('67) and Janis "Jo" Goff (Hampton HS - '67)
This one is for Tom Norris
(Hampton HS - '73)
..... Anyway, I've been busier than a cat covering up doo-doo in a rocking chair full of whistling graveyards. 
Or something like that. No, wait, it was "a bird in the egg is not worth counting your bush full of chickens". 
Yeah, that was it. I love those old sayings.....

   David Darlin', you are the funniest man I've ever known!  I've never a clue what on earth you're saying, but I'm always
too busy delightedly laughing to mind!  Thanks for the fun, Sweetie!  And oh, yes - the old photo is precious; you're both
perfectly gorgeous!  I'm sure Tommee will love it! 

   Right, Babe?

An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/16/05:

Mr. McNamara's Pier 1 Restaurant        

   WOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Dave!  I posted it here:


   (By the way, this card sold last night on eBay for $10.49 plus postage!  YOW!!!)

From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - ’65) - 03/17/05:

Carol, since you mentioned Bing Gatewood, I knew him because I went with his cousin Alex, for two years!! 
Alex was a Stuart Gardens boy before moving to Chesapeake Avenue.  Alex attended NNHS, but didn’t
graduate in ‘65……went into the Marine Reserves instead.  My two girlfriends and I (HHS, ’65) dated NNHS
guys.  Sally Everett married Skip Walker ('64), and Joyce Peede married Buddy Hart.  I’m sure you knew
them.  I saw that Skip passed away.  Where’s Buddy?  Alex eventually married a classmate of mine .  They live
in Poquoson, and I heard he was not in good health, but thankfully, has greatly improved and back to work.  

Gloria (Woolard) Price (HHS/’65) 

    Thanks, Gloria!  Yes, I knew both Skippy and Buddy.  I do not know where Buddy is now, but I'm sure someone else
might have that information for you.

   However, I do have two or three surprises for you.  Alex Gatewood was in my third and fourth grade classes
at Magruder School:

Miss Charlotte Winstead’s
Second Grade Class, January 1954
Alex Gatewood - Mrs. Thelma Hudgins' Third Grade - '55/'56 Mrs. Gladys Curry's
Fourth Grade Class,
January 15, 1957

Courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 09/08/04
via Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/08/04
Thanks, Y'all!

Courtesy of Chip Clark of Northern VA
Thanks, Chip!

This restored image courtesy
of Chip Clark
of Northern VA -
Thanks, Chip!


From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 03/16/05:

Hi Carol!
This was a great newsletter!  I just love the song "Poison Ivy"!  Also, the little bunny singing Hip Hop just did me in!
Tell Janice McCain Rose ('65 - of VA) to hang in there.  I had bronchitis/pneumonia from the middle of December
to the middle/end of January.  I had never had anything like that before.  I was on the inhaler, steroids, antibiotics and
cough syrup.  This "thing" has been hitting a lot of people and lasting a heck of a long time.  I have never been down
like I was with this illness.  I hope she will feel better soon.
I hope you are feeling better as well.  You are in my prayers.  Thank you so much for your hard work.
Dee Hodges Bartram

   Thanks, Dee!  I finally ditched the nasty flu, thanks.  I would have thought the funny mind games with the resulting Bozo
Bloopers would have stopped by now, but Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) gently pointed out another one to me which was
so outrageous, I just.... oh, well, maybe this is just The New Me.  Sigh.

   And I trust that you have beaten that vicious illness as well, Dee - thanks again!  (And thanks, David!)

From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/16/05:

Hey honey!!
I agree with you.  Stay AWAY from THAT woman!  She Be Bad!!!!!  Sarah Sugah

   That's RIGHT, Sarah Sugah - thanks!  WILD GIGGLES!!!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/16/05:


     GIGGLES!  Thanks, Shari!

An Irish Prayer

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/16/05:

That was the cutest Easter card from Rip (Collins - '65 - of TN)!  I wanted to send it to my grandkids, but
it won't connect me to the page.  I even typed in the address and got the card, but couldn't forward it on. 
Maybe Rip knows where I can go retrieve the card to send it???????  If you could please pass it on to him I'd
appreciate it! 
Thanks, Dahling.  Sarah Sugah

   Well, Miss Sarah, I don't know if you and Rip were able to resolve that problem, but I suppose you could always just
send your little baby-loves the URL and let them click it themselves:


From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/16/05:

These images were taken from the disposable cameras which were placed on each table, Friday night, October 22, 2004:

Sandi Williams Patrick ('64) of VA and Bonnie Binford Mizelle ('64) of VA Richard Curtis ('64) and Kerri Curtis of AL; _____ Rough and Betty Sue Lanier Rough ('64) of VA; Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI; Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA; and Nancy Flax of VA Donna Pipkin Bruckner ('64) of SC; Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA; and Nancy Mitchell Wynne ('64) and Bill Wynne ('63)
of MD
_____ Rough and Betty Sue Lanier Rough ('64) of VA; Herminio Cuervo ('64) of Fl and his cherubic daughter Reunion Committee Chairman and Master of Ceremonies Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA ? and Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC and Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA dancing to "Twelfth
of Never"

And these images were taken from the disposable cameras which were placed on each table, Saturday night, October 23, 2004:

Sue Miller Dearnley ('64)
of VA and Suzanne Van Noy Mink ('64) of OH
Fred Farmer ('64) and ____ Farmer
of WA
Mike Miller ('65) and Patty Miller of NC Dyanne Pritchett Lathan ('64) of VA; ____ Dearnley and Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA Todd Givens ('65)
of Northern VA

   OHHH, David!  Aren't these cute?!?  Thanks so much!

From Mike Miller ('65) of NC - 03/17/05:

Hi Gang!  ...... Thank you all for the hard work you are doing. 
Mike Miller

   Hi, Sweetie!  You're welcome - and thank you!

An Old Irish Blessing

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

   Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other! 


                          Love to all, Carol


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St. Patrick's Day

Music and lyrics by H. P. Danks

Long years ago, when but a child,
I rambled o'er the soft green turf,
Or lingered 'mid the rocky wild,
And watched the fierce Atlantic's surf,
When all the future tinged with gold
To me seemed bright and gay,
Twas then, from lips now still and cold,
I learned to love Saint Patrick's Day.

When all the future tinged with gold
To me seemed bright and gay,
Twas then, from lips now still and cold,
I learned to love Saint Patrick's Day.

Though Erin now is not my home,
My heart still holds her mem'ry dear,
And when the first bright Spring days come,
To gladden each suceeding year,
I see again my native shore,
And almost hear the piper play,
As fancy paints the scene once more
O'er some long past Saint Patrick's Day.


There comes to mind a lovely face,
That looked from out the low thatch'd cot,
And with a sweet, untutor'd grace,
Gave what my soul hath ne'er forgot~
True Irish girl, thou Nature's queen~
Oh how the long years speed away,
Since with a sigh, my own Colleen,
We parted one Saint Patrick's Day.


In every clime beneath the sky,
The proud, though exiled, Celt is seen,
In honor for his flag to die,
But ever loyal to the Green:
Thus while Columbia well I love,
And keep the "Fourth" and hope I may,
I'll ne'er forget where e'er I rove,
To celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.


"St. Patrick's Day" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://mariah.stonemarche.org/livhis/stpatty.htm
and extracted with the kind assistance of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 01/18/05
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Irish Harp Greetings and Irish Map courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/StPatricks.html - 03/15/05

 Large Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 02/01/05

Small Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://webster.commnet.edu/gif/dividers.htm - 03/16/05

Irish Blessings and Prayer courtesy of http://islandireland.com/Pages/folk/sets/bless.html - 03/17/05

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