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05/14/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Time to Say Goodbye

“Gone - flitted away,
Taken the stars from the night and the sun
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart.”

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(6 Aug 1809 - 6 Oct 1892)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  Our Wizard of Wonderment,     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, first introduced this song to me almost four years ago.  Isn't it lovely?!?  Thank you, Brown Eyes! 

   I had chosen it for today's Newsletter on 05/03/07 when I truly believed we had come to the conclusion of many things.  Now I'm delighted to use it because we have NOT, and now it's NOT time to say goodbye.  YEA!!!

 And a gigantic thanks to all of y'all who have made this possible!


1. Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 05/08/07 - "Hello Classmates":

  This photo was Phil and Sylvia (Hall) Hammond's 39th wedding anniversary dinner at Deer Valley Ski Resort, where I work and ski year round. We have lived in Park City, Utah for the past 5 years (semi retired, although Sylvia is the bread winner of the family now). We love the small town living and the beauty of the Wasatch mountains. I skied up until mid April at Snowbird this year and started playing golf in April. Spring has finally set in and it is beautiful.

   It's so good to hear from you, Phil!  I love Utah myself!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006,
11:16 PM
Sylvia Hall ('66) and Phil ('64) Hammond of UT

I just found out about the website and am really impressed. What can I do to support it?

   Thank you, Phil!  Contributions - both input for the site, and monetary donations - are always appreciated and gratefully accepted.

   Images and memories for any of the hundreds of pages listed on the SITE MAP may be emailed to me at  I'm often slow, but sooner or later I usually catch up to it all.  Usually....

   At the moment, funding may be handled three ways:

1.  Direct mailing to me:

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

2. PayPal donations to me at

3.  Underwriters ($15.00/month or $180.00/year) are now being solicited.  For further details, see:, and contact

  Joe Wingo ('65 - of NC) -

  Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA) -

  Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) - or

Also, I was very distraught to read that 
  Dennis Holbrook, my neighbor and friend growing up, had died several years ago. It weighs heavy on my mind to lose a friend at 56 years old. Can I get in touch with his family?

Phil, my heart always goes out to those who encounter all those memoriam pages at once and find so many dear friends listed.  It was difficult enough for me to learn of their deaths one at a time as generally I did.

   I've forwarded your note to     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA.  If anyone knows how to contact Lana and Dennis' parents and children, it would be David.  The man is a super genius.

Regards and thankful to be in touch with NNHS Alumni,


   Thanks again, Phil! Give Sylvia our love!

2. John DiGiacomo ('69) - 05/13/07 - "Mailing list request":

Please add me to your mailing list. I have found this web site very interesting.

   Hi, John, thanks for your interest!   I've added you to my mailing list as well as to the Alumni Listings. 

   Welcome aboard!


14 -   Johnnie Bateman ('68) of VA - 1949
19 -
  David Whitley ('67) of VA - 1949
20 -
  Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA - 1948

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1. Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 05/08/07

Tuesday 05/08/2007 4:46:28pm
Name: Phil Hammond
Marital Status Married to Sylvia
City/Country: Park City, Utah
Favorite Teachers  
Hobbies Skiing, Golf, Camping in the Uintas.
Comments This is my first visit to the website. It is great to see all the old friends from class of 1964 but sad to read of the deaths.

   Thanks once again, Phil!

PAUL'S RESUME: - newly revised (but still in process)

   We've received fabulous assistance from two impeccable sources on how to serious revise this.  We will be working on this project this evening.  We REALLY appreciate your help - thanks so much!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/28/07 - "first 20 minutes":

... I've been reading the book - The Secret. Having too many trials back to back had left me thinking less positively, than normally. this has helped reinforce my desire for positive thinking. It's a 20 minute segment, but so good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It isn't saying not to have faith in God (which was what I had feared) but is to me anyway very, very uplifting. If you know someone who is going through what doesn't seem to be any letting up or having a bad time or day yourself it's worth keeping to view. I really hope it helps someone as much as it has me. :)

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!!  Shari, this may be the most important item you've ever sent me!!!

   I have understood bits and snippets of this principle for years.  I've even used it to my good advantage on a number of occasions.  But I always placed it in the context of psychological mind tricks, rather than comprehending the Law of Magnetism as explained herein.

   I'm going to keep trying to gain greater understanding of this law so that I may fully incorporate it in my life.

   "Coincidentally" - NOT - I just encountered this quotation:

"Tomorrow's joy or tomorrow's despair has its roots in decisions we make today. Perhaps some people think to themselves: 'I know I need to change some things in my life. Maybe later, but not now.' Those who stand at the threshold of life always waiting for the right time to change are like the man who stands at the bank of a river waiting for the water to pass so he can cross on dry land. Today is the day of decision."

- Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Three Choices," Ensign, Nov. 2003, 78

   Thanks so much, Shari!

  From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 05/05/07 - "OMG PHOTO":

  Look at the first picture and you can see where this guy broke through the guard rail (right side where the people are standing on the road). His truck left the road, traveling from right to left . He flipped end-over-end, across the culvert outlet and landed on the left side of it.

Now look at the second picture.


   Well, I've never really been in that position, so I can't say for sure, but it certainly would strengthen the faith I have!

   YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI!!!  Thanks, Janice!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/06/07 - "for you": brighten up your day...

   This is really beautiful, Shari!  Thank you!  It did just that!


   From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern Virginia - 05/06/07 - "Phil Hoyle to Iraq":

Hi Carol,

  ..... Attached are two pictures of our son, Phil, his wife Tabitha, and 6 month old William Henry. Phil's Virginia Army National Guard unit has been mobilized. They are down in Mississippi for training, and then on to Iraq for a year. We will enjoy having Tabitha and William stay with us while Phil is away.



Friday, May 4, 2007
Tabitha, Phil, and William Henry Hoyle

   What a beautiful family! We will certainly keep you all in our prayers, Cousin Henry! Thank you again - for everything!

 From Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN - 05/07/07 - "Dues":

Carol and fellow NNHS brothers and sisters,

My dues for access the NNHS Site are in the mail. Carol please use them as you see fit. i.e., electricity to run your computer, phone lines, pay for your wonderful time. It is really none of my business how you manage these monies. Please refer back to my last message on this subject last fall.

I so appreciate your efforts on behalf of all of us and in trying to keep us closer that I want to support you in this effort by subscription to this service you provide.

I beseech other class mates to subscribe to the newsletter and site. If only 1OO people were to pay $50.00/year - that’s less than $5.00 a month - Carol would have money necessary to operate. Pay more if you like. Carol, if you think dues should be higher let us know.

I suggest that access to the site be password controlled with temporary access to new users so that they can enjoy and get hooked on the site. If we support Carol in her efforts she and our splendid site will be less at risk in the future.

Charlie Phillips “65”

   Thank you so much, Sweet Charlie!  You are my hero!

  From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 05/07/07 - "Your Amazing Gift":

What a treasure you are to produce this newsletter.  I cried when I saw the tribute to    Bill (Barnes - '63), mostly because of the sadness that surrounds loss of a loved one, but a few tears were because of the touching comments from Bill's friends. Thank you for your amazing give to us all.
Barb Barnes

   Thank you, Barb.  I really feel quite honored to be in a position to post those Memorial editions.  Again, you have my sincerest sympathy.  Such times are just never easy.

   I posted your note on Bill's page as well:

  From Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC - 05/07/07 - "Help":

I hope this helps you in your time of need. I have enjoyed your newsletters and can't wait till the newest one arrives.

Also please add my Birthday as 1/17/42.

Thanks for all you do!
Chuck Anspach (Class of 1960)

   WOWZERS!!!  I'm never certain who among our subscribers is actually reading the Newsletters or visiting the website, so your note came as a delightful surprise to me!  And your donation was equally perfectly timed, and was indeed a great help!  Thanks so much, Chuck!

   And I posted your birthday:

   I "moved" you to "the sacred soil of Virginia" for a few hours (as I am ever inclined to do), but I corrected that eventually.

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 05/08/07:

Dearest Carol,
Sorry to hear of your continuing problems, but help is on the way.  If one of us hurts, we all hurt, and we all can help.  A check is in the mail, who knows, maybe tonight someone will hit the lottery and a very large check will come your way.  The Apple Blossom Festival was non-stop, gang fights, a guy tried to run over his girlfriend, one guy got stabbed; somehow, I don't remember problems such as this when we were growing up.  Sad.  But, mostly the Festival was great, real crowded, but it went smoothly. 

Well, I have to go back out and create more hate and dissension amongst the motoring public from my mobile observation platform.  Anyway, stay on THIS side for a while more; you have a lot of friends.

Jay Styles, '68

   Jay Sweetie, you always manage to bring a big ol' smile to my face!  Thanks so much!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII
- 05/09/07 - "Dear Carol, Wishing you Happiness Always, Especially on Mother's Day":

Happy Mothers Day
                    May 13, 2007

   Herbie Darlin', you Sweetie-Pie! Thank you so much!  I don't know how I missed including this in the Mother's Day edition:

   I do not believe it was one of those "hiding" emails.  Perhaps my brain was just still lost in space.....

   No matter; the roses are breathtakingly lovely, they smell quite delicious, and now we can all enjoy them just that much longer!

   And my Mother's Day was about as perfect as it possibly could have been, thanks!

From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 05/09/07:

Hi Carol!

Hope this finds you in better spirits than a week ago. I emailed
    Chandler (Nelms - Hampton High - '63 - of MD) to find out what problems you were having since I had been out of touch for a few weeks; and he filled me in.

   I am, Butch!  Thanks so much!

We have all been in those problematic situations, but the Good Lord has a way of helping us get through them. When I had my 5 way bypass a couple years ago and then broke my back less than 6 months later, I felt the world was trying to shut me down; but friends & family gathered around and showed me that nothing was so bad we couldn't bounce back!

   YOWZERONI!!!  I had no idea!  But you're right, of course!  Sometimes it just seems difficult to see all that in the midst of the deeps....

I even remember being in a very similar situation to yours about 20 years ago; but found that friends and family have a way of jump starting us when we hit the low points; and my wife, kids and I bounced back; just as you are going to bounce back now! So keep your head up and keep your spirits up!

Since leaving Virginia 30 years ago for my new home in Colorado, my only way of keeping in touch with NNHS and former classmates has been through my brother 
  (Chuck Ragland - '66 of VA) and friends like Sharon Daniels ('63 - of VA) &    Van Rowell ('65 - of NC); and of course, YOU & YOUR NEWSLETTER! Even though I was a couple years ahead of you, I consider you part of the family since you have kept me informed over the years of everything going on back east.

In other words, I am trying to say thank you for all your dedication to all of us Typhoons. I have sent you a small gift which will arrive in a couple days. Keep the faith & God Bless You & Your Family!!!!

Butch Ragland (Henry) - Class of '63
Colorado Springs, CO

   Thank you so very much, Butch! Your letter arrived late this afternoon.  Oh - whatever gave you the idea I wouldn't remember you?!?  I remember you quite well!

     From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 05/11/07 - "Best Musical for You":

Hi, it's me!

 What a hoot!
Thanks, Cheryl! You'll be happy to know that both
  Adrienne (Harty) and   I ('65) of NC have now joined the Altar Boyz Fan Club.  I've even added a link to their site on my goofy Cluckmeat web page:

   Thanks again, Lady - for everything! (Details to follow later...)

  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 05/13/07:

Hi Carol,

Just opened my mail; I am in Richmond this weekend, helping out my daughter that is getting married in July. Just wanted you to know that happenings that were beyond my control caused our reunion committee to change the dates of our reunion. If you do not mind, please post them for me and also include that the years of NNHS 1960 to 1965 are invited to our Friday night affair. That the cost per person is $20, which includes being with all of us, food, and beverages, including beer and wine, plus a cash bar and will be held in the ballroom at the Point Plaza Hotel and Suites on October 12th. Our classmates will be celebrating on that night and the 13th, ending with breakfast on the 14th. We really had to change the dates from September, and were very fortunate to obtain another date at the same place. It should be a fun time for everyone. You know that we want you and hubby to be there again this year.

Thanks for posting this, you are wonderful for doing all you do.

Typhoons thru thick and thin.

Brenda A. Williams

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift!

   Thank you so much, Brenda!  I switched those dates for you early Sunday morning on the main page and on the Mother's Day Newsletter.  I finally managed just now to post it in the Reunion News:

  From Myra Rosenwasser Kahn ('58) of FL - 05/13/07 - "Re: new e-mail address":

You do a great job. My new e-mail address is ____________________.

   Thanks, Myra! I changed my records, and forwarded your note to   Joe Drewry of VA, the Keeper of the 1958 Flame.


1. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL NNHS CLASSES

2. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957

5. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

7. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/27/07 - "to make you smile... (#9 in a series of 23)":


I thought folks might enjoy some of these photos as we have so many animal lovers.


Sights you may not see in a lifetime

   I think that's aptly titled!  Thanks, Dave!


   Next Issue: Back to the "Monotony of Winning" scrapbook pages sent to us by     Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ on 04/09/07.

   Also, I will re-gather a few more of the notes I've omitted in the last few issues and include them as well.

   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

Time to Say Goodbye

(Duet by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli)


Quando sono sola
sogno all'orizzonte
e mancan le parole,
si lo so che non c'è luce
in una stanza quando manca il sole,
se non ci sei tu con me, con me.
Su le finestre
mostra a tutti il mio cuore
che hai accesso,
chiudi dentro me
la luce che
hai incontrato per strada.

Time to say goodbye. -- Con te partirò.
Paesi che non ho mai
veduto e vissuto con te,
adesso sì li vivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,
it's time to say goodbye. -- con te io li vivrò.


Quando sei lontana
sogno all'orizzonte
e mancan le parole,
e io si lo so
che sei con me, con me,
tu mia luna tu sei qui con me,
mio sole tu sei qui con me,
con me, con me, con me.

Time to say goodbye. -- Con te partirò.
Paesi che non ho mai
veduto e vissuto con te,
adesso sì li vivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,


con te io li rivivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,
con te io li rivivrò.
Con te partirò

Io con te.



 When I'm alone
 I dream of the horizon
 and words fail;
 yes, I know there is no light
 in a room where the sun is absent,
 if you are not here with me.
 At the windows
 show everyone my heart
 which you set alight;
 enclose within me
 the light you
 encountered on the street.
 Time to say goodbye.     --     I'll go with you
 to countries I never
 saw and shared with you,
 now, yes, I shall experience them.
 I'll go with you
 on ships across seas
 which, I know,
 no, no, exist no longer;
 it's time to say goodbye.  --   with you I shall experience them.

 When you are far away
 I dream of the horizon
 and words fail,
 and, yes, I know
 that you are with me;
 you, my moon, are here with me,
 my sun, you are here with me
 with me, with me, with me.
 Time to say goodbye. -- I'll go with you
 to countries I never
 saw and shared with you,
 now, yes, I shall experience them.
 I'll go with you
 on ships across seas
 which, I know,
 no, no, exist no longer,

 with you I shall experience them again.
 I'll go with you
 on ships across seas
 which, I know,
 no, no, exist no longer,
 with you I shall experience them again.
 I'll go with you.
 You and me.

"Time to Say Goodbye" midi courtesy of - 05/03/07

"Time to Say Goodbye" lyrics and translation courtesy of - 02/17/04

Animated Flapping Bird clip art courtesy of My Friend, Judy of IL - 05/13/06

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

 Animated Impatiens Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 08/20/05

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, 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
Thanks, Al!

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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