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05/24/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Diana

"Enjoy the Spring of Love and Youth, to some good angel leave the rest;
For Time will teach thee soon the truth, there are no birds in last year's nest!"

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

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The music for today's theme - chosen for reasons which will soon become obvious - was located for us by the Wizard of Wonderment,      Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA. Thanks, David!

    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 05/24/07 - "ALERT-ALERT-ALERT":

Please Read - Important Message!!

If you read the ALERT newsletter,

you know by now that Wayne, Joe, and I have been engaged in trying to secure contributions from you, the newsletter beneficiaries, for Carol and Paul in order to see them thru the next twelve months. And to those of you who so generously responded, we would like to thank you on behalf of Carol. However, based on a lack of response from so many others, our collective sense now is that lot's of you are hesitant to contribute because you have generously done so in the past only to be confronted with a new emergency a short time later. We recognize that there are limited resources available for this purpose but we do want you to understand one very critical point.

This appeal is the last time any of you will be asked for money on Carol and Paul's behalf. It is our firm belief that in one year's time, Carol and Paul will have in place a permanent solution to their financial issues. For Paul, hopefully that will be a new, well paying job. If that's not to be, then other means will be available where he can collect full social security benefits as he will have reached 65 years of age. That income could also be supplemented with part time work. Whatever the form it takes, the critical point here is they know that in twelve months they must become self sufficient again and they have the tools to do so.

But, this plan is still predicated upon the assumption that enough newsletter patrons contribute to this cause in order that enough funds are secured to see them thru these next twelve months. So, if you haven't yet committed to our plea, please search your conscience one more time and ask yourself if you are proud of your decision, whatever it may be. And rest assured we know first hand that while some of you would love to help, your own circumstances preclude your doing so currently. But if your hesitancy is due to a feeling of "how many more times" will this happen, then make your decision based on the knowledge that after this rally is completed, you will never hear from us again asking for financial support. THIS IS IT. Again, as indicated in the ALERT newsletter, our goal is to reach 100 contributors with each contributor providing a one-time contribution of $180 or a pledge to contribute $15/month for 12 months ($180) total.

No one ever said life was fair, although we all hope our friends will be.

Thank you all for your generosity, your caring, and your faithful readership.

  Joe Wingo ('65 - of NC) -

  Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA) -

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

   Ummmm, thank you all - so very, very much!!!

Fund Contributors

"Concerned Typhoons"
Don Chaney
Bill Hobbs
Chandler Nelms
Charles Schneider
Edna Harrison
Gary Fitzgerald
Herb Hice
Jean Burton
Jim Hines
Joan Krause
Joe Wingo
John Murden
Judy and Alan Nesbitt
Wayne Stokes
"A Concerned Typhoon"
Jim Harris
Linda Waterfield Kenney
Al Simms
Jo Ann Stewart
Fred Mays
David Whitley

   Sustaining Underwriters and Major Emergency Responders

   Gentlemen, I am still completely overwhelmed.  Thank you so very much!

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

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



26 -   Stacy Dorn ('64) of VA - 1946
29 -
  Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL - 1946
29 -
  Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 1948
31 -   JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC - 1943

   Many Happy Returns, Ladies!


1.   Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA - 05/24/07:

Thursday 05/24/2007 5:06:34pm
Name: Jimmy Parker

   Thanks, Jimmy Darlin'!


   From Me ('65) of NC - 05/17/07:

     It's official!  My #6 son,   Dale, has asked his Lady Love, Diana, to marry him, and she has accepted!

   This is not exactly their official engagement portrait, but it is cute!

   AND - we have a date for the wedding!!!  Dale and Diana will be married for time and all eternity on Saturday, August 11, 2007.

    If I seem even more distracted than usual, this MAY have sumpin' to do with it......

April 26, 2007, 8:53 PM
Buena Vista, VA
Dale Hampton Harty -
b. 4 Jan 1984 and
Diana Marie Lyons -
b. 23 Jan 1987

     And now you understand the meaning of today's theme!

From My Friend, Evelyn Griffiths (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 05/19/07 - "Somewhere in Time":

Click here: somewhere in time
Cool Space shoots

  OH, WOW!!!  This is beautiful!  Thanks, Evelyn!

     From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/19/07 - "  Mrs. Baker's Chemistry Class":

Wayyyyy back on 11 March 2004,  Jim Brinkley ('65 - of IA) replied to my entry of 9 May 2003 concerning our subliminal bird call plot against Mrs. Baker's sanity.

He wrote, in part:   "I was surprised to read my name as the class clown in his article on Mrs. Baker, our chemistry teacher.  I don't remember making the bird calls ......"

His amnesia about this has always gnawed at me for some reason, and now I know why.  While looking through my 1963 Anchor at the written entries on final page, I came across this:


C'mom, Jim. 'Fess up. The statute of limitations on this has long expired.

   AHA!!!  You are exonerated!  I love it when irrefutable proof is found!  Thanks, David! 


And it gets even better. I now have confirmation that our cohort in crime was none other than James Smith '65.

  And .... it gets even better than that. Mr. Brinkley had THIS to say in my 1964 Anchor:  

BTW, the "Scrouch/Scrooch" in Brinkley's entries refer to a sort of "gang" identity word which we used. The use of that word tells me that    Jay Bluxome ('64) was somehow involved in all this. Now, as for the "Woodchucks", even my recollection is foggy, but I believe that it was the informal group name for the "Make Baker Crazy Club" in her Chemistry class.

Anyway, Mr. Brinkley's memory of this affair was so vivid that he mentioned it in not one, but two Anchors ... the last a full two years after the event.

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, Dave!

And to complete the page, here is her obit from the DP:

Daily Press - Newport News, Va.
Date: Nov 10, 1999

Mrs. Virginia Lee Baker , 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999. A native of Cape Charles, she was the daughter of O.V. and Ruth Tilghman.

Mrs. Baker graduated from Randolph Macon Women's College and was a teacher in the Newport News school system for 31 years. She was a member of Chestnut Memorial Methodist Church and was actively involved in the Clyde Smith Sunday School Class, the United Methodist Women and the Live Wires. She spent many years as a volunteer at Riverside Hospital and was a docent at The Mariners' Museum. She was also a member of the Newport News Women's Club, the Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Retired Teachers Association.

Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd M. Baker . Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Cooper, and her husband, Lawrence, of Gloucester Point; her son, Paul Douglas Baker of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four grandchildren, Tray Cooper of Hampton, Stacy Bowman of Quinton, and Hilliary and Katie Baker of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Cory, Courtney and Zachary.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday by the Rev. Rudy Tucker and the Rev. Rita Staul in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, 1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News, Va. 23601.

   WOWZERONI!!! Thank you so much, Brown Eyes! It's all posted now - along with three more images from the Anchors:


  From Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC - 05/19/07 - "Questions...":

Hey Carol!
Just wanted to ask if you received my card with the check?  I got my bank statement and it hasn't cleared.  Please let me know.
Also, I don't think I'm on both of your email distribution lists.  Don't you have more than one?  Please check for me because sometimes I get one and realize that I've missed a couple other newsletters!
I hope everything is going okay for you now.  I'm working a contractor for the company from which I retired...or got laid off...whichever you want to call it.  They were looking for someone with previous experience with the company so a lady at church asked if I'd be interested.  I'm enjoying it a lot...and it's in the same department!  Funny how things work out.
Well, gotta run.  Let me know about the check.
Take care and God bless you and yours.

   Yes, ma'am!  I received your check!  Thanks so much! Surely, it's cleared your bank by now!

   The email problems are much more complicated than that.  I do maintain two lists, one in my Yahoo address book for back up purposes, and one on a document for everyday use.

   Because I send out announcements to more than 500 people within, say, a twenty minute period, in Yahoo's eyes I am a spammer.  Even my own mail to myself ends up in my bulk folder rather than my inbox.

   There are also Barracuda Spam Firewalls at work now.  They became more rigid in February - possibly when my mailing list hit some Magic Number.

   Then there's the matter of the 00freehost server itself.  Because it also carries websites of an adult nature, many email addies (particularly business ones) simply do not let it pass through their portals.

   The very thought of switching servers to compensate for that makes me physically ill.

   Dale will be coming home in a few weeks.  I think he may have some answers to deal with at least some of these problems.  This is why I keep asking people just to check the site itself, rather than waiting for my email announcements - which may very well be getting "Lost in Space".

   But rest assured, Donna, you are on my mailing list!

  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 05/20/07 - "Shipyard":

Have I missed it somehow or is there no section on your website about the shipyard? 
I have an old book that I got from my dad that has the history of it in pictures up thru the 60s, lists of ships built, etc, etc.  It lists no author or even publisher and so I think that it must be something that the shipyard may have printed it self.  Not even a copyright is listed and I think that perhaps it is public domain.  I have found 3 refs to it on the Internet and they don't list any author or publisher either.  If there is no section on the website, I would be willing to do some scanning and writing that could be use to create one.  Lots of good photos in the book as it is mainly a picture book.  Even if there is one I can send you some good additions to it from this book I think.  The shipyard and NN's prosperity and history are closely linked together, and of course many who attended NNHS worked there and some probably still do.
Let me know if you are interested.

  Oh, Al, of course, I'm interested! The shipyard section was one of our very first sections, but it is heavy on images and a bit light on text.  Too, because of it's title, it (and several other OOSG sections) are in effect "hiding.

   I'm planning to double-post many of these to facilitate their ready access in the near future.  For now, you can find these listings:



   Thanks again, Al - for everything!

  From Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL - 05/20/07 - "Re: 50 years ago today!!'":

Hi Carol,
Thanks for posting the poem.  Can't believe 50 has passed since we passed the baton that day.  Calmet Sawyer ('57) was a manager on our track team and I can't tell you who else, if any, was a manager. 

   Time does fly, n'est pas??  Thanks again, Raoul! And I added Calmet's name to the '57 Track and Field page:

  From Robert Price ('61) of VA - 05/22/07 - "From    Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL to  Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/18/07 - '50 years ago today!!'":

That was really strange, I was just thinking about that relay team. I had been watching a collegiate track meet and thinking about NNHS's past relay teams. While I didnít see the race Raoul talks about, I did hear about it. I did get to witness many superb quarter milers at NNHS. (Richard) Coltrain ('57) and the others were the guys that were around when I first started running at NNHS. NNHS had some really good mile relay teams before and after my time. Besides those runners mentioned by Raoul there were Gene Duncan ('60 - of VA), Jimmy Hall ('61), Norman Dick ('60 - of TN),   Skip Wood ('65 - of NC), Brent Parkins ('66), Bill Ward ('64 - of VA), Fred Anspach ('64 - of VA), just to name a few off the top of my head that really stood out on the mile relay teams. Guys like Woods, Ward, and Dick really stood out on the third leg of the relay teams and would surprise the other teams as the Ďwhose thatí third leg would open a lead or hang in when they shouldnít and then hand off to a usually outstanding anchor like Duncan, Anspach or Jimmy Cutler. Who could forget Jimmy Cutlerís come from way behind 48 second anchor leg at the state meet to win the mile relay.

Sorry Iím not as poetic as Raoul but I do understand how those memories linger and inspire. Thanks Raoul! I think Iíll go for a run...

Robert Price Ď61

   Thanks, Robert!  I enjoyed your look back in time - almost as much as I enjoyed those track meets!

  From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 05/22/07:

I somehow missed out on to whom a donation should be sent for you assistance at this time; hence, I am sending it directly to you and would appreciate it if my name would go on the list.  I do appreciate so much all you have done and are doing.  The check will be in the mail today.

   Thanks so much, Fred! Your name is on the list, and your check arrived today!

Sustaining Underwriters and Major Emergency Responders

Carol, my prayer is that our monetary assistance will somehow help in a small way for all you have done for so many of us.  You are the greatest. 

   WOWZERS!!!  Thanks again, Fred!

P.S.  Carol, You may think I am out of my tree....I thought   Miss Rebecca Suttle, my Senior English teacher, had been dead for years.  Well, there is a Rebecca Suttle Ham's obituary in the paper today.  Did she ever marry?  This lady was 90 years old.  I had thought that Miss Suttle should be older than that....what do you think?  I can here her now, "Boys and girls, there is buzzing in the corner!"

Take care Carol, Fred Mays, '60

   I saw that listing too, Fred, and I must admit, it gave me quite a start!  But you were right the first time.  "Our" Miss Suttle died in Mar of 1964 at the age of 67


   Thanks again, Fred - for everything!

     From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/22/07 - "Fort Monroe, Sherwood Inn & YMCA":

Many moons ago, Joe asked me to capture some "Now" images to match the "Then" images on the web site.  That opportunity presented itself today, and here are the results.

Before we get to the photos, I want to point out an interesting about the casemate.  As I trod along about 100 yards on the ridge of the battlements, I noticed that it was almost continuously lined with small grave markers. A quick look at the inscriptions revealed that they all belong to deceased pets, most likely owned and loved by former residents on Post.  It was quite touching to read the many memorials to beloved companions. The oldest I saw was dated 1950, but I am sure that there would be older ones.

OK, here goes.....

   OOOH, how gloriously beautiful!  Thank you so very much, David!

   I think y'all will enjoy seeing the good Captain's gorgeous new pictures directly on their pages (and besides, think of the space I'll save - GIGGLES!!!), so go take some peeks:


      - one new image

      - two new panoramic images

      - three new images plus a "new" (pre-1907) postcard

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/22/07 - "RE - Fort Monroe, Sherwood Inn & YMCA":

The pages look great!!! What a wonderful addition to Our Old Stomping Grounds.
The construction of the moat and defenses at Fort Monroe were supervised by then   Captain Robert E. Lee, USA, who was an Engineer. His eldest son was born in Quarters One at Fort Monroe. This fort, which is scheduled for closure, is full of military history.
I do believe    Captain Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) has outdone himself on this one, and he did not even get arrested for taking pictures on "Guvment Propty" - or at least he is not admitting it.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   He does have a way of doing that, doesn't he?  Thanks, Adonis!

  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 05/22/07 - "Frank Guida":

As a collector of rock and roll music, as well as that of local Tidewater acts, I have a lot of Frank Guida-influenced titles. One could arguably make a case for having the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame here in Tidewater instead of Cleveland. Gene Vincent, Gary US Bonds, Lenis Guess, Jimmy Soul, The Five Keys (from Newport News!), Bill Deal & The Rhondels, and many more ..... all charted nationally and all had their musical roots right here.

On one album of mine there is a quote from Dick Clark ... that stated "Quarter To Three (Bonds' smash hit from '61) saved my show from extinction".

If you hear me DJing a car show you'll hear lots of local music .... from back in the good ol' days! If anyone has copies of local band songs (Danny & The Delnotes, Nightlighters, etc.) please contact me. I'm also looking for air checks (off the radio recordings) from WGH in the 1960s.

Krabbingly yours ....

Da Babe

   Thanks, Babe.  I posted your remarks on Mr. Guida's Memorial Newsletter:

   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/22/07 - "Picnic":


Please place the following information on the notice about the picnic on June 23rd.

Cost of the picnic will be $10.00 per person, and includes all food and beverages. Newport News Park allows only non-alcoholic beverages to be served. Remember this event is the Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 but all Typhoon classes and others who read the website are welcome. Checks should be made out to NNHS Class of 1965 and mailed to Dave Arnold, 153 Exmoor Court, Williamsburg, VA 23185 as soon as possible in order that we may get a count for food preparation. You may also pay at the event but we need your name in advance for adequate planning. If you have any questions call Dave at (757) 618-6646, or email .

Dave Arnold

   Thanks, Dave!  I so posted it.  But I didn't realize until the second reading that this is one of those WAAAAAY open reunions!

  From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 05/24/07 - "Death of  Mrs. Mundie":

I noticed the death of Mrs. Mundie this AM in the Daily Press. Is this our Mrs. Mundie?

Louise Lane Mundie

TAMPA, FLA. - Louise Lane Mundie, 97, who taught high school in Hampton and Newport News public schools before retiring, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, downtown Hampton, 723-3191.

Published in the Daily Press on 5/24/2007.
Guest Book

   Yes, ma'am, sadly, it is.  I just finished her Teacher page late this morning:


   I'll make her Memorial Newsletter tomorrow morning at the peak of dawn when I can see her complete obituary, but y'all be advised that the visitation is tomorrow evening in Hampton.

I'm still in Tampa for another week and would have visited her if I had known she was so close by. Today is the last day of school for our grand kids. Now it is which park do we visit this weekend. My vote is Sea World as we already have 2 year passes.

   Sea World sounds good to me!  Have fun wi' yo babies!

Glad to know you are feeling better. I'll call when I get home.


   Thanks, Lady! 


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:

   As these six messages were consuming so much space on each Newsletter, I've decided just to publish the NEXT upcoming reunion on each Newsletter:

The NNHS Class of 1965 will celebrate their 60th Birthdays

 on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Shelter #12 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in NN from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. 

This will be an open event!  All NNHS classes - and others who read the website - are welcome!

Cost of the picnic will be $10.00 per person, and includes all food and beverages. Newport News Park allows only
non-alcoholic beverages to be served.
  Checks should be made out to NNHS Class of 1965 and mailed to Dave Arnold,
153 Exmoor Court, Williamsburg, VA 23185 as soon as possible in order that we may get a count for food preparation.
You may also pay at the event, but we need your name in advance for adequate planning.

  We look forward to seeing you in June!

 CONTACT: Dave Arnold at or call him at 757-618-6646.


   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/27/07 - "to make you smile... (#13 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!


   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


- Paul Anka

I'm so young and you're so old
This, my darling I've been told
I don't care just what they say
'Cause forever I will pray
You and I will be as free
As the birds up in the trees
Oh, please, stay by me, Diana

Thrills I get when you hold me close
Oh, my darling, you're the most
I love you but do you love me
Oh Diana, can't you see
I love you with all my heart
And I hope we will never part
Oh, please, stay with me, Diana

Oh my darlin', oh my lover
Tell me that there is no other
I love you with my heart
Oh-oh, oh-oh
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Only you can take my heart
Only you can tear it apart
When you hold me in your loving arms
I can feel you giving all your charms
Hold me darling, ho-ho-hold me tight
Squeeze me baby with a-all your might
Oh, please, stay by me Diana
Oh, please, Diana
Oh, please, Diana
Oh, please, Diana

 "Diana" midi courtesy of
with the kind assistance of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/17/07
Thanks, Dave!

"Diana" lyrics courtesy of
also with the kind assistance of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/17/07
Thanks again, Dave!

Image of Antique Watercolor Chinese Woodcut of Bluebirds courtesy
of - 05/18/07

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

 Blue Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/16/06

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!

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

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

Early R. E. Lee Image courtesy of - 07/23/04

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

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

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