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05/06/09 - NNHS Newsletter
The Happy Organ

“Happiness isn't something you experience;
it's something you remember.”

 - Oscar Levant
(27 Dec 1906 - 14 Aug 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

     If I remember correctly, this song always drove       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC, crazy.       I ('65) of IL, on the other hand, really liked it.  Or maybe - maybe - I just liked driving my sister crazy!

BONUS - - The Happy Organ - Dave Baby Cortez, 1959


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/05/09, 8:28 PM - "    Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA),  Jerry (Allen - '65 - of VA), and Howard (Hodnett - '45 - of VA)":

Thank you so much for adding Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA) to the Marine tribute page.

I took him to the surgeon for a follow up visit.  He sees the oncologist on Thursday.  His surgery went well and he seems to be doing pretty well.  He can now eat regular food and his digestive system seems to be working like it should.

Thanks for all you do, Carol.  Thanks to all the Typhoons who are praying for Monty.

  Jerry (Allen - '65 - of VA) (I took him this afternoon) and his dad (Howard Hodnett - '45 - of VA) also went to the doctor today.  Jerry's knee is giving him so much pain that he could barely walk and he received cortisone.  His father, who is diabetic, was given a new prescription last Friday that just about did him in over the last four days.  I think we have him headed in the right direction now.  He also has a kidney infection.

Please keep them in your prayers, too.......and thank God that I am in good shape.....or should I say healthy or in pretty good condition.

Oh, well, I am very THANKFUL!

Love you guys!

   WOWZER-YOWZERS! Thank you, Dearest Judy!  We'll keep them all - and you as well - in our prayers. - EEEK!!! I'm gonna hafta wait until later to update this page; otherwise, I might accidentally delete the entire page! :o(


   Happy Birthday today to Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND     Van Rowell ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Judy Abbott Copes ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

08 -   Frank Gibson ('63) of VA;

09 -    Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA;

10 -    Mrs. Helen Shelton of VA AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57) AND My Cousin,     Clarke Booth (Wakefield HS - '57) of FL;

12 -  Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA!

   Mrs. Shelton has no email, but take note of her NEW address and send her a card for her 92nd Birthday: 866 Denbigh Boulevard, #25, Newport News, VA 23608-4476

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 05/05/09 - "Birthday of    Helen Shelton":

Some years ago, it was requested we send Mrs. Shelton, our former English teacher at NNHS, a birthday card.  I had Mrs. Shelton for English and Home Room and thought fondly of her.  I sent her a card then and have continued to send her cards for all types of occasions.  When she received my first card, she responded and I was delighted she would remember me.  In April, I received another note from her telling me she was 91 years old and had moved to the assisted living area of Warwick Forrest due to failing eye sight and hearing.

Helen Shelton
850 Denbigh Boulevard, Suite 635
Newport News, VA 23608

Her mind is clear as a bell and her hand writing hasn't changed over the last 45 years.  I know she would love to hear from any and all of the NNHS family in celebrating her birthday.

Linda L. Lane

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Linda-Linda! 

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/03/09 - "Historic Hilton Village Website":

(Check out the Historic Hilton Village website run by the Menchville High School Entrepreneur's Club.)

   WOWZERONI! Thats certainly a nice endorsement! Thanks, Captain - and kids! 

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 05/03/09 - "Our Music":

Just an update on my record museum collection.  For my "Colors of Music" section that consist in part with the very first 45rpm records which were issued by RCA Victor, I now have all of the colors they released.  Remember that the very first ones were in translucent colors except for the new popular music issues - which were done on black vinyl.  The rarest of the colors are the Orange or what they called Cerise (Rhythm and Blues) which had less that 200 titles released for one year only.  Yellow children's issues would also be scarce due to child play abuse.  The Sky Blue for international and Blue for old popular music standards as well as the ruby red for classical were often seen in box set "albums".  Green was for country music and included the very first 45 single release (Texarkana Baby by Eddie Arnold). 

Here is a picture of my RCA issues:    

Another part of my music collection would be entitled "Size Matters" showing the transition of disc sizes over the years. It goes from 16" radio broadcast transcription discs (this one is from 1954) down to the mini CD which was short lived and had disappeared by the late 1990s. It breaks down as:
16" - Radio Broadcast Transcription discs (radio shows)
12" - Early Victrola 78rpm mainly larger for classical music (this one from 1915)
10" - standard 78rpm record used from 1910-1960 - co-existed with 45rpm between 1949-1960
7" - 45rpm first released in 1949 by RCA Victor (see Colors of Music)
6" - 78rpm usually manufactured this size for children's records (this one from 1951)
4.5 (5") - CD first issued in the USA during 1982
3" - Mini Disc or CD Single, short lived between 1988-1998 (this one has 4 songs was issued in 1990)

I also have another called "Albums" that show various "Albums" from 78rpm sets, 45rpm sets, Extended Play singles (45's with more than one song per side) and the first Long Play albums which were actually 10" rather than the familiar 12" size.  That is still to be staged and photographed.

Sorry for photographing these on a kitchen table but wanted to get something together as a quick reference for myself and to show others.  ENJOY and hope this stirs up some familiar memories!?!?!


  Thanks, Eric! I believe this deserves its own page, n'est pas? I'll try to take care of that tonight (I'm experiencing some technical difficulties at the moment.....)

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 05/05/09 - "For     Eric (Huffstutler - Bethel HS - '75 - of VA) ...":

The pepper is probably not the same...nothing else is the same...however we do lose taste buds as we get older...that is why some people want to eat only just does not taste as good any more. may also be why your Grandmother peppered the eggs until they were 86 year old Mamma does not want to eat very much but if you put a pecan pie in front of her, look out!!!

  Thanks, Jean! That was the explanation offered by all my children here; I just thought there might be additional extenuating circumstances.

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 05/03/09 - "When you thought I wasn't looking.......":

Good one!


A message every adult should read because children
are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator,
and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a
stray cat,
and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my
favorite cake for me,
and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I heard you say a
and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick,
and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of
your time and money to help people who had nothing,
and I learned that those who have something should
give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it,
and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel well,
and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you
and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of
life's lessons
that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and
wanted to say,
'Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking.'



Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, and friend)
influences the life of a child.

How will you touch the life of someone today?
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God.

   AMEN! Thanks, Sarah Sugah! 

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/05/09 - "What a relief.":

Hi, Carol:

Thank you for placing the passage from The Book of Mormon into context for us, for I shuddered when I read in it with respect to daily chores. Sure glad you clarified this for me.

   So am I, Adonis - thanks! 

I took the role of "Anybody?" and wrote to
 Dr. Stephen M. Oppenheimer ('57 of CA) to ask him if he is related to   Rick Oppenheimer, Class of 1964. If he is "Missing" from the Class of 1964 contact list, we have to get crackin'. The TYPHOON stick together.

Great photo of Marine Veteran,
   Monty Phillips ('62 - of VA). I can still see him carrying the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR). Marines of smaller stature were given this weapon since they made smaller targets for the enemy, and the BAR did the talking for us.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Joe! 

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/05/09, 12:48 PM - "Class of 1964 NNHS":

Hi, Carol:
I have confirmed that 
 Stephen and   Rick Oppenheimer are brothers. Rick attended Fork Union Military Academy and his brother Stephen was not aware of his being in the NNHS Class of 1964.

Would it help to pass along contact information? ..... He resides in Boca Raton, Florida.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WOWZERONI! That helps immensely, Major Madagan - thanks so very much!     

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 05/05/09 - "  Rick Oppenheimer ('64 - of FL) ...":

That explains where Rick went...would love to have his contact info.  He was good friends and a neighbor of my Best Friend   Anne Davidson (Matthis - '64 - of NC).  He used to come over and hang out with us sometimes...

   Thanks, Jean - I've forwarded his email addy to you!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/05/09 - "     Miss Kanter (Hampton HS - '55 - of VA)":

The 45 Year Reunion Committee of the Class of 1964 is pleased to announce that our Class Co-Sponsor, Miss Ettalea Kanter, will attend our reunion on Saturday, 10 October 2009.

   Thanks, Dave - it would hardly be the same without her!     

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX - 05/05/09 - "New Wall Decorations and Jewelry Holder":


While I was cleaning out the garage on Monday, I found a bunch of old pictures (well, out dated, we'll say) and frames. I decided that I wanted to put up a scripture on the wall, and WordArt it. I took 4 phrases, and put them in 4 - 4x6 frames, and made the larger passage into an 8x10. I thought it looked pretty good :) And I used my favorite font, too :)

My friend Maren had an AWESOME jewelry holder, and I did my best to duplicate it with my limited resources. Hehehe. This is what I came up with. My hubby said that he'd make me a better one. Until then, I'm happy with my cutting board and finishing nails :)

Bethany :)


   Bethany, you are so wonderfully creative! Thanks for being my daughter-in-law!

   Oh, and Joe - that's another Book of Mormon scripture she split into five parts and framed:

"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins."

- 2 Nephi 25: 26


    From John Murden ('60) of VA - 05/04/09 - "#1 Swine Flu (H1N1) Prevention Tip":

Don't Do This……      Thanks, John! 


1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/06/09

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
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  
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The Happy Organ

Music by Dave "Baby" Cortez
(b. 13 Aug 1938)

and Kurt Wood, 1959

"The Happy Organ" midi courtesy of - 05/06/09

Animated clip art of Pipe Organ courtesy of - 05/06/09

Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/06/09

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!

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!

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

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!

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

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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