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04/12/09 - NNHS Newsletter

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye:
for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here:
for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

- Matthew 28: 5-6  (KJV) 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Easter Sunday is one of those moveable date holidays, which we have observed here each year in a number of different ways: - Part I - Religious Version - Secular Version

BONUS - - Christ the Lord is Risen Today - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir



   Happy Birthday today to  Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND   Richard Rawls ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Gil Hughes ('64)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -   Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;

15 -   George Helliesen ('61) of MI;

17 - David Jones ('57);

18 -   Monty Phillips ('62) of VA AND   Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/11/09 - "Happy Easter":

  Thanks, Shari - Happy Easter to you!

    From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 04/10/09 - "address update Kiger":

Please update my email from alumni listings, etc for Gail Kiger Bonsey '73 to be: ____________________

Also, you can drop _______________ from your e mails (as well as _____________). (Jim can read the web page from mine)

Thanks again.

   Thank you, Gail! I think I have this at least half right now.....

    From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 04/10/09 - "Hilton Park":


I lived on the corner of Hilton Boulevard and Marshall Avenue all my life until I married and moved to Stuart Gardens....... there were so many friends and classmates living within walking distance it will be hard to name them all. I spent many a Saturday night at the tennis courts listening to music or at the community center with Mr. Whitmore spinning the tunes...

If you include the area bounded by 74th Street to Briarfield Road...there must have been 30-40 of us.....The Hilsdon girls, Bill Rash ('67), Rickey Yow ('67), Billy Mortimer,   David Hatchett ('65),  Doug Edgerton ('67), Price girls (  Diana and   Donna - '66), Miller girls, Tony Holcomb ('68),  Terry Kiser ('66), my cousin Garland Hudson ('65),   Billy Turner  ('65), Stewart girls, Casey Riggs ('67), Woody Wagner, Fred Seldonridge, Winky ('67) and Diane ('67) Winkler, Jimmy Dinwiddie ('67),   Ron Timberlake ('67), The Stanaways,  Raymona Rawls ('67), Kenny Baker and the Baker girls, Joe Bell and so many more....... it was a very good place to live...the Boys Club was just up the street...Parkview Baptist Church (which started out in the Skateland), the Cut-rite drug store at Briarfield and Marshall Avenue, Shifflet's Barber Shop next door, grocery store.. Debbie Braswell ('67) lived right there...her mom did my mom's hair....

    Sandra Bateman ('65) spent many a night cruising the area.. that was a very good thing!

  My wife, Wanda, and I were in Montreal yesterday and in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada over Easter Weekend... visiting the oldest French settlement in North America....quaint shops and to die for food.

Thanks for all you do...... Terry & Wanda Seay

   Oh, how lovely! Thanks, Terry! I added your remarks to that page:

    From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 04/11/09 - "Hilton Park":

Hello again, Carol,

As I read      Frances Goodson Wang’s ('65 - of MD) account of her neighbors on Highland Court, I was reminded that if one were to continue on down Madison Avenue they would find the likes of Tom Oxner ('65), Ronnie Wood ('65), Donny Reed ('65), Bob Jeffries ('63),     Jimmy Smith ('62), Garland Hudson ('65), and me! Now I’m sure I’ve omitted many but the mind ain’t what it used to be and no slight is intended. The point is, this area was home to a great number of Typhoons.

I was saddened to hear Frances report the area has declined. I remember it as a real neighborhood full of good folks. Many a pickup football game was played on our front yard! Good, simpler times for sure.

Thanks, Carol,


   Thanks, Joe Sweetie! I posted your remarks, too:

     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 04/10/09 - "Happy Easter":

Happy Easter Carol.....

   Thanks, Lady - you, too!
    Linda Lane Lane ('64 - of VA) was correct....I was in the Future Nurses' Club....and I also was a Candy Striper at the old Dixie Hospital for 4 years...back in those days, we were given a lot of responsibility.....even though we were just volunteers....we could not administer meds or take blood pressure readings...but we just about did everything else (that's not really done anymore) bathing patients, giving back rubs, bringing ice and water to rooms, changing beds, helping bedridden patients with going on the bed pan or urinal.
Every two weeks a Candy Striper would rotate to another section....back then the hospital was segregated....and also had wards....sometimes with 8 patients in one big room.  We went to the basement to pick up supplies, food for the floor (juices, etc.) linens, but not meds.  Going to the basement was always an adventure....because you had to pass the morgue.  We also got to dress babies for their going home trip.  I also worked the switchboard at the hospital....that was fun also. 
I got attached to a special little old lady....the nurses sent me in one day to try to get her to eat....and I DID.  I made it a point to be in her room when the meals were delivered.  Even after I got transferred to another floor, I would sneak down and help her eat her meals.
One Monday I went to Dixie and went to her room...and she wasn't there...she had died over the weekend....I never could shake her off her death ....she had no family (at least none that ever visited)...and that's when I knew I could NOT be a just hurt too much! 

   WOW! Thanks for sharing that precious memory with us, Janice - and once more, you have our deepest admiration!

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 04/11/09:


As you know, since I'm not a Christian, Easter is not one of my holydays. But it is a day that most people aren't working, and I cancel my Sunday afternoon Irish language class because most of the students have Easter plans (we're not cancelling April 19 because, unlike some years, none of this year's crop of students are Orthodox Christians so the schedule doesn't have to accommodate two Easters). So somehow I wind up hostessing a big dinner for family and friends who don't do "Easter" but who would certainly never miss a chance for a feast. So I have just washed the kitchen and bathroom floors; three kinds of bread dough are rising; the tablecloths are on the tables, and I am preparing tossed salad, Greek cheese-and-herbs-in-phyllo pie, roast beef, herbed leg of lamb, spiral sliced ham, baked salmon fillet, roast chicken, garlic roast potatoes, honeyed carrots, sauteed fresh asparagus, Shrimp Creole, and Scallops in Creamy Sherry Sauce. Other people are bringing dessert-- I hear there will be petit fours, chocolate cake, peanut butter ice cream, mint chocolate chip ice cream, mango sorbet, raspberry sorbet, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries-- and wines and non-alcoholic beverages. (I don't think I'll be cooking the rest of the week, just eating interesting leftovers.) The daughterling is arriving early, she tells me, to "help" prepare food, bringing THE BOYFRIEND, whose parents she went with him to Colorado to meet last month. (This is the first one she's brought home.)

Goodness! I feel nervous! What if I don't pass inspection?
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter day.

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Domi! I'm sure you'll pass muster just fine! Besides, HE'S the one who's "posta" feel nervous! GIGGLES!

   You always completely blow my mind with the descriptions of the feasts you prepare!  With all the Great Cooks living here, I myself made a grand exalted effort and baked ONE cake to tote along with us tomorrow to our family reunion. It refrigerated overnight, which will make it absolutely - well - fabulous:

Frances' Fabulous Pineapple Cake

2 beaten eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 (20-oz.) can undrained crushed pineapple
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
   Combine ingredients, and mix until smooth. Pour into greased 9" x 13" pan.  Bake at 350 degrees approximately 45 minutes.  Frost while hot.  Chill.  Cake tastes much better when chilled.


1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1/2 stick butter
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

   Beat softened cream cheese and butter with beater.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat until smooth.

                                        - Frances Pratt Weatherford, Norfolk, VA

    From Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA - 04/11/09:

Dear Carol,

Thank you so much for all the work you do and the next time I see you at
Buckroe, I'll give you that big hug! 

   OH, GOODY - I LOVE hugs! Thanks, Mickey!

I appreciate your putting my note on the web about the Cal Ripken event for the Boys and Girls Club.  I have been on the Boys and Girls Club board for 25 years and a charter member of 1946.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime fund raiser for the Club and we appreciate your putting it on line for others to see. 

   You've done a great and mighty work, Mickey, and the entire community and beyond is grateful!

We did not know how to do it, so we asked our good friend,    Fred Mays ('60 of VA) to do it for us and he was so helpful.  Remember, we are Typhoons and there are a few of us left.  They don't make them anymore.  Thanks again for your help on this and it is our pleasure to send you a donation for your good work on this web.  It will be in the mail next week. 

   OOOH -Thanks again!

Also, tell
       Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) we appreciate his help in locating lost classmates for our class reunion of 1954, and he has also said he will help locating classmates for my wife's   (Carol Moell Marcella) class reunion of 1956 also. Also a big thank you to Harvey Weinstein '57 and Linwood Kramer '51 for their support of the Cal Ripken event.  

Best wishes, Mickey Marcella '54.

   Nobody does it better!

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 04/10/09 - "You tube Film By 15 Year Old Girl about our Forces overseas ... A Must See":

This film was made by a 15 year old girl. The following is the hottest thing on the internet and on Fox News today.

Lizzie Palmer, who put this You Tube program together, is 15 years old. There have been over 24,000,000 hits as of this morning.

In case you missed it, here it is. Watch all of it.......and, pass it on!!

   Thanks, Jay Sweetie! We run Lizzie's powerful video periodically - and that's as it should be!   

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/10/09 - "Hey guys and ladies (some), you'll enjoy this one!!":

Hey guys, you'll enjoy this one!!

Try this one for size, brings back memories.!!!

Great video on the Model T. Ford
Neat to see those guys making the old wooden wheels, by hand mostly.  Video here of Henry Ford riding the 15 millionth Model T off the production line.  The places that car had to (and could) go...  
Enjoy the film! 

First impressions are most important.
Smile; Double your favor !!!!

   WOWZERS! This is waaay cool! Thanks, Glenn!

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 04/10/09 - "The Bible on one page":

   MORE WOWZERS! You have a bazillion or so translations from which to choose! Thanks, F.A.!

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 04/11/09 - "Computers":

I am sure I am not alone here when it comes to owning an older computer?  People in our age group just don't replace it if it ain't broke.
I own a Compaq computer that was built in 2000 and came with Windows 98.  I updated it many years ago to Windows Me which as high this system will handle but have had no problems with it, the computer, or being struck by viruses.  Knock on wood... OUCH!!  (who hit me on the head????).   I usually clean out the browser cache and cookies daily (both your system can do for free), and run a scan of the registry often as well using the freeware Spybot to check for adware, trojans, and other issues.  I have an OLD version of McAfee that will check for certain things and still use its firewall and QuickClean.  It isn't up to date and that isn't even available for my system any longer.  Also Microsoft quit supporting updates and any patches for Windows Me back in 2006.
As time goes on I am afraid that I will eventually be hit by certain viruses that I am not able to fight off just because I am not able to use the Microsoft "Live" features on their website and can't afford to buy a new computer to update to XP or higher to use them or up to date virus software.  The latest Conflicker worm scare made me think of this.
So, has anyone found a way to handle this problem without going to a site that may make things worse rather than better?
Thanks - Happy Easter everyone!

   (Hmmm, I'll just pass this along to my resident Computer Guru in the next room.)

   Oh, Faniel!

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 04/11/09 - "RE: Computers":

Avast is a free antivirus program that is quite good.

As for updating ME, he's out of luck. He might consider switching to Ubuntu Linux which can be found here:

It also is free, tends to work well with older systems, and he can test it with a Live CD before taking the plunge. He just downloads Ubuntu, burns it to a disk, sticks in the drive, and restarts to boot to the CD.

   Thanks, Faniel!

      From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 04/11/09 - "You will be amazed by the talent of this young girl playing Il Silenzio":

Thought y'all might like this.... This is good!

The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Austria.  The young lady, her trumpet and her rendition of Il Silenzio makes your hair stand on end.  You will not be unmoved. - 13-year old Melissa Venema with Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra during the World Stadium Tour in Amsterdam Arena, the Netherlands, 28 June 2008- Il Silenzio; The stage is a reproduction of the Viennese Schönbrunn Palace.

   WOWZERS! From one old band kid to another, thanks, Buster!

  From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - 04/10/09 - "Where we are supposed to be!!":

Hello All: 

This is beautiful & right for the season.             


   Thanks so much, Bruce! This is a very moving video - perfect indeed for the season! 


  From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 04/10/09 - "The Whipping / A must read":

T H E  W H I P P I N G
There was a school with a class of students that no teacher had been able to handle. Two or three teachers had been run off from this school in one year by the unruly students.
A young man, just out of college, heard about the class and applied to the school.
The principal asked the young man, 'Do you know what you are asking for? No one else has been able to handle these students. You are just asking for a terrible beating'. After a few moments of silent prayer, the young man looked at the principal and said, 'Sir, with your consent I accept the challenge. Just give me a trial basis.'
The next morning the young man stood before the class. He said to the class, 'Young people, I came here today to conduct school. But I realize I can't do it by myself. I must have your help.'

One big boy they called Big Tom, in the back of the room whispered to his Buddies, 'I won't need any help. I can lick that little bird all by myself.'

The young teacher told the class that if they were to have school, there would have to be some rules to go by. But he also added that he would allow the students to make up the rules and that he would list them on the blackboard. This was certainly different, the students thought!

One young man suggested 'NO STEALING.' Another one shouted 'BE ON TIME FOR CLASS.' Pretty soon they had 10 rules listed on the board.

The Teacher then asked the class what the punishment should be for breaking these rules. 'Rules are no good unless they are enforced', he said. Someone in the class suggested that if the rules were broken, they should receive 10 licks with a rod across their back with their coat off. The teacher thought that this was pretty harsh, so he asked the class if they would stand by this punishment. The class agreed.

Everything went along pretty good for two or three days... Then Big Tom came in one day very upset. He declared that someone had stolen his lunch. After talking with the students, they came to the conclusion that little Timmy had stolen Big Tom's lunch... Someone had seen little Timmy with Big Tom's lunch.

The teacher called little Timmy up to the front of the room. Little Timmy admitted he had taken Big Tom's lunch.

So the teacher asked him, 'Do you know the punishment?

Little Timmy nodded that he did. 'You must remove your coat,' the teacher instructed....

The little fellow had come with a great big coat on. Little Timmy said to the teacher, 'I am guilty and I am willing to take my punishment, but please don't make me take off my coat.'

The teacher reminded little Timmy of the rules and punishments and again told him he must remove his coat and take his punishment like a man. The little fellow started to unbutton that old coat. As he did so, the teacher saw he did not have a shirt on under the coat. And even worse, he saw a frail and bony frame hidden beneath that coat. The teacher asked little Timmy why he had come to school without a shirt on. Little Timmy replied, 'My daddy's dead and my mother is very poor. I don't have but one shirt, and my mother is washing it today. I wore my big brother's coat so that I could keep warm.'

The young teacher stood and looked at the frail back with the spine protruding against the skin, and his ribs sticking out. He wondered how he could lay a rod on that little back and without even a shirt on.. Still, he knew he must enforce the punishment or the children would not obey the rules. So he drew back to strike little Timmy. Just then Big Tom stood up and came down the aisle. He asked, 'Is there anything that says that I can't take little Timmy's whipping for him?'

The teacher thought about it and agreed. With that Big Tom ripped his coat off and stooped and stood over little Timmy at the desk. Hesitatingly the teacher began to lay the rod on that big back. But for some strange reason after only five licks that old rod just broke in half.. The young teacher buried his face in his hands and began to sob.

He heard a commotion and looked up to find not even one dry eye in the room. Little Timmy had turned and grabbed Big Tom around the neck apologizing to him for stealing his lunch. Little Timmy begged Big Tom to forgive him. He told Big Tom that he would love him till the day he died for taking his whipping for him.

Aren't you glad that Jesus took our whipping for us? That He shed His precious blood on Calvary so that you and I can have eternal life in Glory with Him? We are unworthy of the price He paid for us, but aren't you glad He loves us that much?

This is a story everyone needs to read. So if you know anyone else who may be blessed by this story, please pass it on.

May God bless you, and keep you safe....

Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is, tell the problem how Great the Lord is!

   Thank you so much, Fred! Normally this is the type of item I would pass along to my most intimate friends rather than posting it in the Newsletter, but I think there are few stories which illustrate the Atonement of Jesus Christ better than this, and this is after all a large part of what we are celebrating here today!

   Besides, it's one of my personal favorites!


1. Thursday, April 23, 2009 - See Cal Ripken, Jr. at the Hampton Convention Center.  For details, see  - ALL FORMER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 24, 25, and 26, 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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:

Your NNHS 64/45 Reunion Committee is pleased to announce that musical entertainment has been arranged for our Reunion.

On Friday evening, we will dance to the tunes of DJ, Susan Voss. Those of you who attended our “Turning Sixty” Party in 2006 at Spirit Events will remember Susan’s talent and energy.

On Saturday night we have engaged the band, LP & Company, headed by L.P. Butler. I could tell you how great they are, but you can see for yourself on the video at their web site:

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/08/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

   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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Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Words by Charles Wesley, 1739
(18 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)

Music from Lyra Davidica, 1708

Christ the Lord is ris'n today,
Sons of men and angels say:
Raise your joys and triumphs high,
Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth reply.

Lives again our glorious King:
Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Dying once, He all doth save:
Where thy victory, O grave?

Love's redeeming work is done,
Fought the fight, the battle won:
Death in vain forbids Him rise;
Christ has opened Paradise.

Soar we now, where Christ has led,
Foll'wing our exalted Head;
Made like Him, like Him we rise;
Ours the cross the grave, the skies.

"Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" midi (sequenced by Bryan M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 04/10/09

"Happy Easter" Greeting clip art courtesy of - 04/09/06

Simon Dewey's Painting, "He Lives" and Harry Anderson's painting, "The Resurrection of Jesus Christ" courtesy
of - 04/09/06

Violet Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/10/09

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

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!!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated Head-Bonking Smiley courtesy of - 02/20/09

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!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

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

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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