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04/30/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
All My Tomorrows

“Are you upset, little friend? Have you been lying awake
worrying? Well, don't worry...I'm here. The flood waters
will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow,
and I will always be here to take care of you.

Charlie Brown to Snoopy (Charles M. Schulz)
(26 Nov 1922 - 12 Feb 2000)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme is not my fault, really it isn't.  I had two or three other perfectly good ideas in mind which fell through for one reason or another.  And then suddenly - there was Frank again, singing this song to me.  I had nothing to do with it.  I wasn't even in my Magic Shower at the time.  Who knows why he does these things?

BONUS - - Frank Sinatra (no video)


1. Nancy Lewis Crawford (_____ HS - '66) of VA - 04/29/08:

    From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 04/29/08, 9:02 PM - "My Little Play":

Well, as much as I missed seeing some faces, and as great as it was meeting        Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) and seeing some of the guys again, my night was infinitely brighter for seeing my girlfriend from Stonewall Jackson days,  Nancy Carmen Lewis.   Thanks,    Richie Allen ('66 - of VA), for tracking her down.
And meeting her husband, Carl
Please add Nancy to the newsletter mailing list.  Crawford, Nancy Lewis  
Maybe her husband, Carl will know some people, too.
And thanks, Carol and    Dee (Hodges Bartram - '66 - of VA), for everything you did for me.    I'm doing some re-writes, and there might be another reading in Norfolk later this summer / fall.  We'll see what happens next...   Knowing about    Susan Sandler's ('66 - of NYC) success, I thought this was all gonna be a piece of cake!
I mean, we went to the same school didn't we?  Took the same drama classes, didn't we?
What's that sound?      Miss Crane spinning in her grave?

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks so much, Bill! I'm still crushed that I couldn't be there myself, but I'm glad it turned out so well in so many ways! I've added your comment to your page:

   A little background HOMEWORK concerning Susan:

2.   Linda Daniel Pape ('70) of VA - 04/30/08 - "NNHS Mailing List":

Yes, I would like to sign up for email alerts regarding NNHS classmates. Thank you for doing this.

Many thanks,
Linda Daniel Pape (NNHS class of '70)


3.   Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA - 04/30/08 - "Mailing List":

Please add my name to the mailing list. 


Faye (Merritt) Houk
Class of '66'

   Allrighty, then! Welcome aboard, Ladies! I've added your names to my (hopefully always hidden) mailing list, as well as to the Alumni Page:
   Nancy, If you'll tell me where you went to school, my OCD will settle down a bit. 

   If you'll all send me your birthdays, I'll add you to that page so that we can annoy - oh, I mean, offer our best wishes when the time comes.

   And let me know if you'd like to share your email addies; otherwise, we'll keep them private. Thanks!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
02 -
    Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND      My Second Granddaughter, Rachel Harty of IL;
03 -
    Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA;
04  - Wanda Hodge Underwood ('57);
05 - Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (WHS - '60) of AL;
06 - Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57);
07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!  


1.     From Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - 04/29/08 - "MEDICAL UPDATE":




   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks for letting us know, Jimmy - and congratulations on your good report!

2. Jesse Kersey ('58) of VA:

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 04/29/08:

Carol -

Just wanted to give you a heads up - Jesse (Kersey - '58 - of VA) is home now - but I know none of the details except he is attending our 50th Reunion.   Perhaps you will get an update from whomever sent you the original email on Jesse. ? 

Thanks for the Birthday Wish and Thank You for being there for EVERYONE. 

lv, ev

   That's great news, too, Evelyn! Thanks!

  From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS) of AZ - 04/29/08 - "Ramblings from southwestern Arizona":

Hey Cuz,

Thanks for continuing to send me your almost daily newsletters.  It's nice to be able to follow along with some of the major events in all of your lives as I so seldom have the opportunity to visit otherwise.

   I'm so glad you're enjoying them, Jim! Most non-Typhooners to whom I mail these tend to ask me, "Why do you keep sending me this stuff?!?"

We're moved into a house in the settlement (colonia) of Ajo.....

No photos from the very recent past, but I'll send some before too long.

I read about tornados and other severe weather in tidewater Virginia this evening while looking out across a desert landscape that has not seen any rain and very few clouds since about late January.  Today was a pleasant 97 degrees across the lower Sonoran.

My commute to work is a grueling 0.6 mile (one way). It's such a long and difficult trip for my truck that I leave it at home most of the time in the security of the car port and use my bike (mountain hybrid) instead.

On another note (related to the links within your newsletters), I occasioned to visit the MEFB website (
my mama           the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) the other day and thought to relate the following from what I knew (and experienced) within the property that predated the present site of the University Park Nursing Home in Richmond.

When we moved to that area in 1968, that property was known as the "Turkey Farm".  There was a narrow lane dirt/gravel driveway access from Pemberton Rd, up a slight rise into the property.  There were several large oaks and a pine or two surrounding what was obviously an old homesite (ruins, remaining tin from roof ,etc.  The were the nearby ruins of what had been poultry houses to the south.  To the north and slightly downslope, a small pond that looked as if it had been an animal (livestock) wallow.  The local gentry of the late 1960s had obviously found the property to be convenient as a dump site (construction debris, discarded appliances, car parts, etc.)

All of that superimposed on that kind of landscape (with some water) created a reptile hunters dream and I could walk there in about 20 minutes from home. Found and caught my first black rat snake there when I was about 10.  I have since encountered and caught hundreds of them as they are a common snake throughout Virginia.

Hunted small game there during my teenage years and took many squirrels and a few rabbits from there over about a three or four year period.  The last time I ever saw that property as it was prior to the construction of the nursing home was in early 1982.

All the while having no idea that my aunt Max would spend her last years and final days there.  I still see that place like it was in about 1974.  Ah, those May afternoons after school and those October Saturday mornings at the Turkey Farm.

"None but a naturalist can appreciate a naturalists feelings--his delight amounting to ecstasy--when a specimen such as he has never before seen, meets his eye, and the sorrow and grief which he feels when he is compelled to tear himself from a spot abounding with all that he has anxiously and unremittingly sought for..."  

- John K. Townsend, 1839

I know, I know, the largely urbanite world that ours has become cannot relate to such sentiments as these. And then there is Ajo, AZ...what a place...

Jim Atkinson

   WOWZERS!!! Thanks so much for that Richmond history, Jim - not to mention its "small world" content!

   I really appreciate your Townsend quotation, too. I think whatever it is that excites a person's emotions and interests - particularly when not shared by most of the rest of us - can be related to this thought, if you stretch it a bit!

   And I'm particularly delighted to know that you are where you most want to be, enjoying to the fullest all it has to offer. It's a wonderful - and sadly, rare - thing to be doing that which you most love!

   Thanks for everything, Cousin Jim! Give my love to Jody and the boys!

From the Daily Press - 04/30/08 - "Hundreds displaced after Suffolk tornado":

Kaine: "The fact that a tornado of this size could come through ... and did not lead to death is miraculous."

SUFFOLK - On Tuesday, residents swapped "Where I was when the tornado hit" stories as officials continued to assess the damage.

The tornado — which measured a quarter-mile at its widest — reduced homes to piles of sticks and bricks and tossed cars into buildings.

It cut a path of destruction 10 miles long and packed winds as high as 160 mph, ranking it a "strong EF 3" by the National Weather Service.

It rendered 150 homes uninhabitable, 1,200 damaged and hundreds of residents displaced.   

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine — along with city officials, state and federal representatives and Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives — toured the impact sites Tuesday to assess the damages.

"The fact that a tornado of this size could come through in the heart of the day ... and did not lead to death is miraculous," Kaine said during a news conference Tuesday. "In the days ahead, it will be important that we stick together."

A preliminary report for Suffolk puts property damage at $18 million.

The funnel cloud hit neighborhoods north of downtown Suffolk shortly after 4 p.m. Monday.

Hillpoint Farms by the Nansemond River Golf Club was ground zero for the storm. There, it's hard to tell how many homes stood where piles of debris are now found.

It also wrought destruction in the nearby Burnetts Mill neighborhood and in the village of Driver in northern Suffolk.

Kaine pledged to press for federal aid. The first step was declaring a state of emergency, which he did Monday. The second step was assessing the damage.

In the next few days, he'll be able to find out whether it can be categorized a federal disaster area.....


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/29/08, 11:17 AM - "Have any of you used this?":

Emmy Breanne got some serious scars from her surgery and some allergic contact reaction to something at the hospital, so would like her to not keloid. I'd surely like to minimize her scarring. High priced, so wondering have any of you tried?

Geesh, finally going to sleep and it's closer to noon. Will try to respond tonight; sorry if I'm not seeming like a very good friend. Not even feeling like me, at the moment. Well, off to catch some zzzz, for me.

                                             Hope your day is going well  :)

   Sorry, Shari, I've never tried this myself.

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

   I have had great success in the past with Vitamin E capsules - 400 mg, I believe - and they were even the far less expensive synthetic!

   Back in the summer '78, I was trying to make my delicious Scandinavian roast beef in my pressure cooker.  We had been Wal-Mart and Kroger-ing  with our five little boys (ages seven to one) thirty miles away.  It was about 9:00 PM, and we still had not had dinner, and I was exhausted, flustered, and a nervous wreck by then.  I had melted the butter in the pressure cooker and was about to lower the five-pound roast into the pan when it slipped from the meat forks about twelve inches from its destination, and landed with a giant splash.  The beef was fine, but the inside of my right forearm was drenched in hot -  very hot - butter.

   I washed in off with tepid to cool water as quickly as I could, but the pain was excruciating on that tender skin.  It had left a large oval blister about two inches wide but four inches long by one inch high on my inner forearm, beginning about two inches from my wrist.  (Actually, it very much resembled the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, but I digress.)

   We started popping and pouring those capsules on it every couple of hours or so.  A couple of days later, I happened to encounter my nurse who insisted that come into the doctor's office and let her apply a loose bandage for protection, which I did.  I am convinced, however, that it was the Vitamin E which did the trick.  In a very short while, there was absolutely no evidence of anything wrong - nor is there to this day, almost 30 years later.

   Take care of your baby girl, Shari!

  "Will try to respond tonight; sorry if I'm not seeming like a very good friend.  ?!?

   Are you saying that you're "posta" write back to people individually when their emails arrive?!? I thought that's why I started compiling Newsletters!

  From Kenny Branch ('62) of AR - 04/29/08 - "Our childhood in black & white":

Our Childhood in Black and White.

.....Whomever wrote this, described childhood to a T.

Black and White

(Under age 40? You won't understand.)

You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.
Pull a chair up to the TV set,
'Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet.'

My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter AND I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice-pack coolers, but I can't remember getting e.coli.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.

The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

We all took gym, not PE .... and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.

Flunking gym was not an option . even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.

Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem, (and if we lived in Kentucky we sang "My Old Kentucky Home also),
and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.

We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.

I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

Oh yeah ... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent bottle of Mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.

Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either because if we did, we got our butt spanked there and then we got butt spanked again when we got home.

I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off. Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house. Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that?

We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes? We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac! How did we ever survive?


... Remember - life's most simple pleasures are very often the best.

   YEAHHHH - thanks, Kenny!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/29/08:

My memory of Chestnut Avenue Methodist Church is of being in the Boy Scouts - Troop 11.

Also is there anyone out there know where Van Wayne Kennedy is?


   Thanks, Glenn!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/29/08 - "Psalm 23 (For the Work Place)":

I try to remember this when things aren’t going my way…

Psalm 23
(For the Work Place)

The Lord is my real boss, and I shall not want.
He gives me peace, when chaos is all around me.
He gently reminds me to pray and do all things without murmuring and complaining.

He reminds me that He is my source and not my job.
He restores my sanity everyday and guides my decisions that I might honor Him in all that I do.

Even though I face absurd amounts of e-mails, system crashes, unrealistic deadlines, budget cutbacks, gossiping co-workers, discriminating supervisors and an aging body that doesn't cooperate every morning, I still will not stop--- for He is with me!
His presence, His peace, and His power will see me through.

He raises me up, even when they fail to promote me.
He claims me as His own, even when the company threatens to let me go.
His Faithfulness and love is better than any bonus check

His retirement plan beats any 401k there is!
When it's all said and done, I'll be working for Him a whole lot longer and for that, I BLESS HIS NAME!!!!!!

   Thanks, Shari!

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; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"; update of update of 04/24/08: "no longer taking daily abdominal injections for blood clot that developed a few weeks ago; everything is looking pretty good.  The PET scan will be in the next few weeks.  We are expecting good results."

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"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE ABOVE

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 (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

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; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

7. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08; update of 03/22/08: recovering nicely

8. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08;  update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

9. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"

10. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA - recovering from surgery on her ankle; update of 04/05/08: "has had a cast reapplied and then replaced in the past 2 weeks, and will have to have the pin in her ankle replaced on April 22nd.  She is in good spirits and gets around on a little scooter.  She can't use crutches because of back surgery fairly recently.  She has a lot of pain and discomfort with that, too"; update of 04/14/08: "doing better and sounded great (on 04/12)"; update of 04/24/08 - "did pretty well on her surgery Tuesday to replace that pin in her ankle.  She will be going with (the Allens) to OBX this weekend to celebrate";

11. Jesse Kersey ('58) of VA: update of 04/14/08 - "remains hospitalized, continues to undergo tests, and doctors suspect the problem may be thyroid related"; update of 04/18/08 - SEE 04/18/08; update of 04/29/08 - home now..... will be attending his 50-Year Reunion and    Bucky Keller's Hall of Fame Induction

12. 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'"; update of 04/25/08: SEE 04/26/08

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

14. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!

15. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

16. All of Us


. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958: - 03/18/08

2. Sunday, May 18, 2008 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

The Athletic Hall of Fame of the Virginia Peninsula Is Inducting    Bucky Keller ('58), 6:30PM at the Hampton Coliseum:
Saturday, June 7, 2008 -

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:  - 03/26/08

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/31/08 - "Don't do this" (#18 in a Series of 23):

I hope you get all the pictures!!!  Also notice that most all the pictures have men in them!!  And they say women are dumb!!!  These guys don't even have the "blonde" excuse.
 Joyce Cahoon

These are very good examples of things that we should NOT do at home, work, or any where else for that matter.

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Joyce!

Ropes are for sissies.

   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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All My Tomorrows

- Words and Music by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen

(Frank Sinatra)

Today I may not have a thing at all
Except for just a dream or two
But I've got lots of plans for tomorrow
And all my tomorrows belong to you

Right now it may not seem like spring at all
Were drifting and the laughs are few
But I've got rainbows planned for tomorrow
And all my tomorrows belong to you

No one knows better than I
That luck keeps passing me by ... that's fate
But with you there at my side
I'll soon be turning the tide ... just wait

As long as I've got arms that cling at all
It's you that I'll be clinging to
And all the dreams I dream, beg, or borrow
On some bright tomorrow they'll all come true

And all my bright tomorrows belong to you

"All My Tomorrows" midi courtesy of - 04/30/08

"All My Tomorrows" lyrics courtesy of - 04/30/08

Rainbow Image courtesy of - 07/16/07

Rainbow Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/16/07

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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

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