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05/13/08 - NNHS Newsletter
Kentucky Rain

"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today's theme is for the several of you with whom I've spoken in the past couple of days who've lamented, "It just keeps pouring down."

   I'm convinced that here in Fayetteville it could rain an inch and a half every day for a month, and the newscasters would still say, "That's nice, but we still have drought conditions here, and water restrictions are still in place."

BONUS  - - Elvis Presley


   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -     Johnnie Bateman ('67/'70) of VA;

19 -        David Whitley ('67) of VA;

20 -    Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, Gentlemen!  

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 05/10/08:

Wanted to let you know that Lizzie Powell of Stuart Gardens died this morning in Grand Junction, CO, where her daughter Linda Powell Mynar ('66) lives.  Linda has been taking care of her mom for the past 5 years.  Lizzie is also the mother of our dear friend    Beverly Powell Roberts ('57) who also passed away.  Lizzie would have turned 90 in February.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Shorty Powell. She was so much a part of our lives:    Evelyn Casey Snead ('57 - of VA), Harry Veazey ('56),   Bucky (Keller - '58),  Thelma (Spade Roberts - '57), Bo ('56) and Wimpy Roberts, I, and many others hung out at her house through our teens.  We loved her for putting up with all of us.  And we are all left with Wonderful Memories.

   Evelyn, I'm so sorry to hear this! I've been watching for her obituary both in Colorado and Virginia, so that I can create a Memorial Newsletter for her, but so far have not seen one.  If you find it before I do, please let me know - thanks!

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 05/11/08 - "Name of Soda Shop":

Hi Carol,

..... A while back there was some discussion of the Dairy Queen on the corner of Hickory Avenue and 25th Street.  In the same block of 25th Street on the corner of Pear Avenue was a soda shop that was run by a Mr. and Mrs. Evans.  It was the local teen hangout for the neighborhood.  Does anyone out there remember the name of that soda shop?  It may be as simple as the Evans Soda Shop but I think it might have had another name, possibly a two letter name.
The two pictures are from Microsoft Virtual Earth.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
The former Evans Soda Shop???  

Sydney Dearing

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thank you, Sydney! While I have many vivid and varied memories of my beloved Dairy Queen, they do not extend  to a nearby soda shop, so this is but another question we'll need to turn over to the rest of the class.

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/11/08 - "Please pass on!":

I will always remember a time without food, getting down to 93  or 92 lbs, when my normal was 112 or so, having no money for heat and such...selling plasma, just to feed my son. I'm sure I've mentioned it a gazillion times because it was a terrible time.....
I never, ever, take money for it for granted. I hope it was a lesson I learned to help others.

Please click everyday! ---No charge to click
Please view this face of poverty and pass on your friends and family members and let's help others!

   Thank you, Shari! This is a very valuable site!

   Though you certainly wouldn't know it to look at me now, I've gone without food for (shall we say) somewhat extended periods of time at four or five points in my life.  I can testify to you that it is not a fun time.  It was trial I did not bear particularly well.  I've sold plasma (and been extremely thankful for the money received!), lived on potatoes (from a relative's garden) almost exclusively for eight months, and a number of other equally unpleasant scenarios I'd just as soon forget. The gnawing hunger pangs tend to render one unable to focus on the more important parts of life - even upon finding solutions....

  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 05/12/08 - "Wonderful Thoughts":


Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.

You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future !

Love...and you shall be loved.







God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.

All people smile in the same language.

Everyone needs to be loved... especially when they do not deserve it.

The real measure of a man's wealth is what he has invested in eternity.




Thank God for what you have, TRUST GOD for what you need.


Laughter is God's sunshine.

Everyone has beauty but not everyone sees it.

It's important for parents to live  the same things they teach.

If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow,
you have no today to be thankful for.

Man looks at outward appearance but the Lord looks within.





  The choice you make today will usually affect tomorrow.

Take time to laugh, for it is  the music of the soul.

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.

Love is strengthened by working through conflicts together.


Harsh words break no bones  but they do break hearts.

To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it.

We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.
  Love is the only thing that can be divided without being diminished.

Happiness is enhanced by others but does not depend upon others.
For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can never get back.

Do what you can, for who you can, with what you have, and where you are.






   This is so beautiful - and so important to remember! Thanks very much, Sweetie-Pies!

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 05/12/08 - "Update on CHELSEA COOK and her project at the Science Fair":

Here are pictures of Chelsea's display and one with her.  Just want to say thanks to all who have supported this special lady for VA-O for the Federation for the Blind.  Thanks again.

The other night on the Ice Cream Ride she told Joe that she plans to become the First Blind Lady Astronaut!

   What great spirit Chelsea has! Thanks for the update, Karrin!

Saturday, March 8, 2008
Chelsea did a project on propeller length vs. sound.  
Here are a couple of pictures
from the Tidewater Regional Science Fair.

From Nancy Lewis Crawford (Princess Anne HS - '66) of VA - 05/12/08 - "Nancy Carmen Lewis (Crawford)":

Hello Carol,
I went to Stonewall Jackson Elementary School and NNHS for two years when my dad took a new job in Norfolk, VA.  I had to transfer to Princess Anne HS (that was traumatic) at that time and graduated in 1966.  Even though I assimilated just fine at PAHS and became a marching Cavalier... I was always a Typhoon at heart.
I also went to Calvary Baptist Church.  My grandmother, Irene Lewis, helped fix meals there and worked during Vacation Bible School.  I have a picture of her and our VBS class.  I know it is boxed away somewhere.  When I can find it, I will scan it in so that I can email it to you for posting in the church related section.  I have enjoyed the newsletter articles, reading about those early years and enjoying the photos too.
Thank goodness    Richie Allen ('66 - of VA) found me and told me about     Bill Black's ('66 - of GA) coming to the area for a reading of his play.  My husband and I went to the reading. It was really great to re-unite with my first boyfriend, Bill and catch up after all this time. I also read his recent comment on the NNHS newsletter.... what a guy.
Thanks for all your efforts in keeping the newsletter up to date - I know it is a big job and we all appreciate the information that it brings our way.
Please add me to your newsletter mailing list.
Thanks in advance,
Nancy Carmen Lewis (Crawford)

   Thanks, Nancy! Hopefully, you've been on the mailing list for several days now, but I did add a bit to your name on the "Alumni" Page:

   On the other hand, my email, both incoming and outgoing, seems to have gone a bit berserk as of late.....

EDITOR'S NOTE:  Nancy Carmen Lewis Crawford (PAHS - '66) of VA is not to be confused with Nancy Thomas Lewis Vick ('65) of KY?? who attended Magruder and Walter Reed Schools before NNHS.  She also was raised as a Baptist, but attended Orcutt Avenue Baptist Church, if my memory serves me.

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 05/12/08 - "Bouchercon 2008 - CHARMED TO DEATH":


I am going to this great book lover's conference.   Maybe you could post this.  Would love to see many familiar faces there.   I live not far from Baltimore in Ellicott City and would love a visit or two.
Frances Goodson Wang

   That would be doubly cool, Frances, so I'm all too happy to post this! Have a great time!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 05/12/08 - "Acts 2:38":

My kinda girl

Sometimes the threat of guns will work!

An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church  services, when she was startled by an intruder.

She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled: ''Stop! Acts 2:38!'' (..... Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost..)

The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed  the man to take him in, he asked the burglar: ''Why did you just stand  there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you.''

''Scripture?'  replied the burglar. 'She said she had an Ax and Two 38s!''

Send this to someone who needs a laugh today and remember: Knowing scripture can save  your life - in more ways than one.

AMEN!!! Thanks, Norris!

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." update of 05/05/08 - "scheduled for two more chemo visits; will have the first chemo on Thursday, May 8th followed up by an injection on Friday to boost his immune system"; update of 05/08/08 - "did pretty well with the chemo today in spite of the risky business with the procedure without the pic line that was removed due to a clot"

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

Connie Bloxom Thompson
2237 Hunter Chase
Bel Air, M
D 21015

3. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

4.      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

5. 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; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"

6. 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"

7. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"; update of 05/10/08: "continues to do well since the surgery for pancreatic cancer and will now begin the follow-up treatment to be decided upon following the consultation and evaluation at MD Anderson (Houston)."

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

9. 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!;  update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "

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

11. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late    Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks"

12. All of Us


1. 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. Saturday, June 7, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1961:

Mini reunion at the home of    Buddy and     Libby Blechman David of VA

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

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

   Remember, there's much more to come - next time - REALLY! 

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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Kentucky Rain

Words and Music by Eddie Rabbitt, 1970
(27 Nov 1941 - 7 May 1998)

(Elvis Presley)
(8 Jan 1935 - 16 Aug 1977)

 Seven lonely days
And a dozen towns ago
I reached out one night
And you were gone
Don't know why you'd run
What you're running to or from
All I know, is I want to bring you home

So I'm walkin' in the rain
Thumbin' for a ride
On this lonely, Kentucky backroad
I've loved you much too long
My love's too strong
To let you go, never knowing
What went wrong

Kentucky rain keeps pourin' down
And up ahead's another town
That I'll go walkin' thru
With the rain in my shoes
(rain in my shoes)
Searchin' for you
In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain

Showed your photographs
To some old, gray bearded men
Sitting on a bench
Outside a general store
They said, "Yes, she's been here"
But their memory wasn't clear
"Was it yesterday?
No wait, the day before."

Finally got a ride
With a preacher man who asked,
"Where you bound on such a cold, dark afternoon?"
As we drove on thru the rain
As he listened I explained
And he left me with a prayer
That I'd find you

Kentucky rain keeps pourin' down
And up ahead's another town
That I'll go walkin' thru
With the rain in my shoes
(rain in my shoes)
Searchin' for you
In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain

In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain

"Kentucky Rain" midi courtesy of - 05/13/08

"Kentucky Rain" lyrics courtesy of - 05/13/08

Rain Image courtesy of - 05/13/08

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/07

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!

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

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!!

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

Princess Anne High School's Logo courtesy of - 05/13/08

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

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