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05/29/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Maybe Baby

"If a man is truly in love, the most
beautiful woman in the world couldn't
take him away. Maybe for a few days,
but not forever."

- Eva Gabor
 (11 Feb 1921 - 4 July 1995)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I trust you all enjoyed your holiday.

   This is yet another of our "rerun" Newsletter themes - first seen over two years ago:

  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/29/07 - "How I Spent My Morning":

   Sustaining Underwriters and Emergency Responders - THIS IS THE MORE COMPLETE LIST!

   Obviously, this page is in the process of being seriously and completely revamped.  As I am not sure which of y'all wished to remain anonymous, if you have contributed to either of these funds, please drop me a line (as some of y'all have) and let me know your wishes. I'll then replace each "Anonymous" listing with your name or other wording. Thanks so much!


   WOWZERS! Today we have a Two-fer:

     Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL, and    Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA are both celebrating their birthdays!

   And on Thursday,   JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC will also be celebrating!  Bobby Yevak's ('65 - of VA) wife Dawn (whom if I recall correctly is a Crabber!) will have her birthday on Friday,     Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA on Saturday, and     Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR on Sunday!

    A Very Happy Birthday to One and All!

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/27/07, 5:53 PM (but inexplicably not appearing in my email inbox until 05/27/07, 10:30 AM!?!) - "energy-saving light bulbs":

A word about energy-saving light bulbs:

While it is true that they consume less energy than incandescent bulbs, there is another factor of which you should be aware:  Like any fluorescent bulb, they contain small amounts of mercury.

What that means is that you must dispose of intact AND broken CFLs as hazardous material (HAZMAT), meaning you cannot simply toss them into the trash can lest we seed our landfills with growing amounts toxic mercury.

You can read about the issue at this, and many other web sites:

I found this one among the 1000+ hits I got from Googling:  {"compact fluorescent lamp" mercury breakage}

Here is the cleanup info for those who haven't time to read the entire article:

If a CFL breaks, try not to inhale the remains, and keep children clear. Carefully sweep up the broken pieces (rather than vacuuming.) Put the broken pieces in a plastic bag and wipe down the area where the pieces fell with a damp towel. Then throw the towel in the bag and dispose of the bag as hazardous waste.

   That is much more succinct, David.  Thank you so much!

    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 05/28/07 - "Rolling Thunder":

  As some of you may know by now, I am a devout motor head and build custom motorcycles in my spare time ( Yesterday, I joined the annual pilgrimage from our local Harley Davidson dealership for a police escorted ride with 1500 of my closest friends to the Pentagon parking lot where an estimated 300,000 motorcycles from all over the United States gathered to parade across the Memorial Bridge in the DC and up Constitution Avenue to take part in Rolling Thunder. This event (besides being an excuse for bikers to gather) recognizes and honors those from all of the armed services who have given their lives in the cause of freedom and calls for the release of POWs and the continued efforts of our country to find the thousands of men and women still listed as Missing in Action (MIA).
Sunday, May 27, 2007

Chandler Nelms

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!  That is really awesome, Chandler - and I use that word in its truest sense!

   What a wonderful thing!  How impressive it must have been to see!  I cannot fathom the thrill and honor of participating in such a worthwhile activity!

   Thanks for sharing this with us, Gorgeous!

  From Joe Wingo ('65) of NC) - 05/28/07:

Happy Memorial Day, Carol

Trust it will be a safe and comfortable day for all.

All the best,


   Oh, I certainly hope so!  Thanks, Sweetie - for everything!

    From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 05/28/07 - "RE: Name that tune.":

From  Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/19/07 - "Name that tune.": This is not about Trains, but about the lyrics of a song. Can anyone answer this trivia quiz without checking the internet for the lyrics?

A train leaves Kankakee en route to New Orleans with how many sacks of mail?

Answer: 25 Sacks of Mail: Arlo Guthrie, "City of New Orleans". That's probably my all-time #1 favorite song.

  WOWZERS!!! We have another winner!

   Your #1 favorite song?!?  These lyrics didn't even ring a small tingle of a bell to me!  I'm gonna hafta go Google the tune.  Hang on.....


   Oh, THAT City of New Orleans! 

   Wait a minute!  What am I saying?!?  I don't remember ever hearing this song in my entire life!

   Sigh.  Oh well, thanks, Ronnie - for everything!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 05/28/07 - "Dear Carol, Read the Military story about "TAPS", Very interesting":

Dear Carol,

This is the true story of the Haunting Sound of the bugler playing Taps at Military Funerals and at the end of the day on all American Military Bases throughout the World. As you know I was in the Marines and I heard Taps Sounded hundreds of times BUT, I did not know the words or the story behind the Haunting melody of Taps being played by a Bugler. 

Your Friend, Herbie

Why "TAPS" is played..

If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which taps were played; this brings out a new meaning of it.

Here is something every North American should know:

We in North America have all heard the haunting song, "Taps". It's the song that gives us that lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes.

But, do you know the story behind the song? If not, I think you will be interested to find out about its humble beginnings.

Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison's Landing in Virginia. The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land.

During the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of a soldier who lay severely wounded on the field. Not knowing if it was a Union or Confederate soldier, the Captain decided to risk his life and bring the stricken man back for medical attention.

Crawling on his stomach through the gunfire, the Captain reached the stricken soldier and began pulling him toward his encampment.

When the Captain finally reached his own lines, he discovered it was actually a Confederate soldier, but the soldier was dead

The Captain lit a lantern and suddenly caught his breath and went numb with shock. In the dim light, he saw the face of the soldier. It was his own son. The boy had been studying music in the South when the war broke out. Without telling his father, the boy enlisted in the Confederate Army.

The following morning, heartbroken, the father asked permission of his superiors to give his son a full military burial, despite his enemy status. His request was only partially granted.

The Captain had asked if he could have a group of Army band members play a funeral dirge for his son at the funeral. The request was turned down since the soldier was a Confederate. But, out of respect for the father, they did say they could give him only one musician.

The Captain chose a bugler. He asked the bugler to play a series of musical notes he had found on a piece of paper in the pocket of the dead youth's uniform. This wish was granted.

The haunting melody we now know as "Taps", used at military funerals, was born.
The words are:

     Day is done ... Gone the sun
     From the lakes ... From the hills ...
     From the sky . All is well.

     Safely rest .. God is nigh.

     Fading light .. Dims the sight ..
     And a star ... Gems the sky
     Gleaming bright From afar ..
     Drawing nigh . Falls the night.

     Thanks and praise ... For our days .

     Neath the sun ... Neath the stars...
     Neath the sky . As we go
     This we know .. God is nigh.

I, too, have felt the chills while listening to "Taps" but I have never seen all the words to the song until now. I didn't even know there was more than one verse. I also never knew the story behind the song and I didn't know if you had either so I thought I'd pass it along.

I now have an even deeper respect for the song than I did before.

     Thank you, Herbie Darlin'! I knew the first verse, but I always forget about the other two.

  Harrison's Landing is more commonly known today as Berkeley Plantation:

Berkeley Plantation
1980's Postcard
   I had the privilege of visiting there only twice, once on Thanksgiving Day of 1966 (it is, of course, the site of the REAL first Thanksgiving in 1619!), and again on Tuesday, April 23, 1985.

   And no, Jimmy-Jimmy, I can't say that I recall what I was wearing that first time, but the second time I was wearing a pink silky blouse, and a black zip wrap-around skirt I made myself.  See, I even have a picture to prove it!

   The Harrison's are only collateral relatives of mine, but I do believe we have quite a number of Newsletter subscribers who directly descend from them:

Tuesday, April 23, 1985

   It seems to me that one of my darling sons once told me that this story was mostly true, but not really most sincerely true.  I really don't have the heart to think about that right now; I rather like this version.  But some of you sticklers out there are more than welcome to check it out and report back to us.

   And you of Harrison descent are certainly welcome to share your genealogy with us!

   Thanks again, Sweetie - for everything!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/28/07 - "The Soldier":

   Thanks so much, Shari!   Amen to all that!  I'd not seen this one before.

  From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA - 05/29/07 - "I Need to Know":

This is worth watching.
This was done by a 15 year old.

   Thanks, Brownie! This is great!  We've run it before, but your timing is beautiful!  I had forgotten it was made by a teenager - very impressive!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/29/07 - "Shakespearian Insult Kit  ":

Shakespearian Insult Kit  

Next time that you are at a loss for a good insult, use this handy table to construct a Shakespearean insult. Combine one word from each of the three columns below, and preface it with the word "Thou":  

| artless      | base-court     | apple-john  |
| bawdy        | bat-fowling    | baggage  |  
| beslubbering | beef-witted    | barnacle |  
| bootless     | beetle-headed  | bladder  |  
| churlish     | boil-brained   | boar-pig  |  
| cockered     | clapper-clawed | bugbear   |  
| clouted      | clay-brained   | bum-bailey   |  
| craven       | common-kissing | canker-blossom |  
| currish      | crook-pated    | clack-dish     |  
| dankish      | dismal-dreaming| clotpole       |  
| dissembling  | dizzy-eyed     | coxcomb        |  
| droning      | doghearted     | codpiece       |  
| errant       | dread-bolted   | death-token    |  
| fawning      | earth-vexing   | dewberry       |  
| fobbing      | elf-skinned    | flap-dragon    |  
| froward      | fat-kidneyed   | flax-wench     |  
| frothy       | fen-sucked     | flirt-gill     |  
| gleeking     | flap-mouthed   | foot-licker    |  
| goatish      | fly-bitten     | fustilarian    |  
| gorbellied   | folly-fallen   | giglet         |  
| impertinent  | fool-born      | gudgeon        |  
| infectious   | full-gorged    | haggard        |  
| jarring      | guts-griping   | harpy          |  
| loggerheaded | half-faced     | hedge-pig      |  
| lumpish      | hasty-witted   | horn-beast     |  
| mammering    | hedge-born     | hugger-mugger  |  
| mangled      | hell-hated     | joithead       |  
| mewling      | idle-headed    | lewdster       |  
| paunchy      | ill-breeding   | lout           |  
| pribbling    | ill-nurtured   | maggot-pie     |  
| puking       | knotty-pated   | malt-worm      |  
| puny         | milk-livered   | mammet         |  
| qualling     | motley-minded  | measle         |  
| rank         | onion-eyed     | minnow         |  
| reeky        | plume-plucked  | miscreant      |  
| roguish      | pottle-deep    | moldwarp       |  
| ruttish      | pox-marked     | mumble-news    |  
| saucy        | reeling-ripe   | nut-hook       |  
| spleeny      | rough-hewn     | pigeon-egg     |  
| spongy       | rude-growing   | pignut         |  
| surly        | rump-fed       | puttock        |  
| tottering    | shard-borne    | pumpion        |  
| unmuzzled    | sheep-biting   | ratsbane       |  
| vain         | spur-galled    | scut           |  
| venomed      | swag-bellied   | skainsmate     |  
| villainous   | tardy-gaited   | strumpet       |  
| warped       | tickle-brained | varlet         |  
| wayward      | toad-spotted   | vassal         |  
| weedy        | unchin-snouted | whey-face      |  
| yeasty       | weather-bitten | wagtail        |  

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Oh, this is simply marvelous! Thanks again, Shari!

From Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN - 05/29/07:


I read comments and looked at the Fort Monroe Pictures with interest. When I was Chief of Preventive Medicine at McDonald Army Hospital, Fort Eustis, VA 1975-78, I was involved in the cleaning of the moat at Fort Monroe. The reason I was involved was that our Army divers were experiencing peripheral neuritis due to exposure years of insecticide that had drained from the fort into the moat. We solved the problem with better diving equipment. Some interesting things came out of the moat which served as a landfill or dump for well over a hundred years. Items such as porcelain doll heads, unique snuff boxes, scabbards, one model T or A engine block and many different vintages and types of medicine bottles etc. These items can be seen at the Casemate museum.   The moat was not completely cleaned to depth due to as I was told fear of the moat walls collapsing. All kinds of ordnance unexploded included was retrieved. Navy divers were also involved and Explosive Ordnance Detection personnel.  Iím well aware of the BRAC Status of Fort Monroe and I hope the company Iím with ATI gets the clean up contract to remove any surface, subsurface and submerged Unexploded Ordnance. I under stand there is approximately 98 acres of possible subsurface UXO. This does not account for ordnance buried under existing structures at the Fort. Selfishly I would be able to work and visit the peninsula more often.

Charlie Phillips

   Oh, my goodness!  Y'all are all going all out to blow my mind today!  (It's not that far a push, ya know!)

   This is fascinatingly impressive, Charlie!  I hope y'all win that contract, too!  It seems only fair!

   Thanks, Sweetie - for everything!

  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/29/07 - "Da Duke":

Hiya kiddo,

Here's a quite uninteresting, yet boring piece of trivia about da Duke: as you may or may not know, I am a member of a group called "A Band of Brothers", formed & mentored by Col. David Hackworth ("Hack"). Hack was an honest to goodness, real American hero. At the time of his passing in 2006, he was the most highly decorated soldier in the U.S. Armed Forces. Besides meeting with his "boys", he & his wife Eilhys (and she continues to) ran a website "Soldiers For The Truth", which provides news/information/money/updated combat gear for "grunts", the guys Hack always loved & supported. Besides Eilhys, his life's passion was committed to providing the best equipment, arms & whatever else us grunts needed to fight a war. He was definitely against political B.S., red tape & armchair commanders. Hack was also a war correspondent for CNN, which is where I first saw him during the Iraq invasion, and an accomplished author, Steel My Soldiers' Hearts.

Hack's right hand man, and editor of the B.O.B.'s newsletter, was my friend, Steve Yedinak, who sponsored my membership in the B.O.B. (to enter the B.O.B., a member in good standing has to sponsor you & submit your name, the only criteria being that you are a combat veteran, honorably discharged).

     I'd say you certainly qualify there, Gorgeous!
"...waiting to be picked up on our last mission in Viet Nam"

"Yed" is an author (Hard to Forget: An American with the Mobile Guerilla Force in Vietnam, a Green Beret, and VOILA!!! finally!!! the point of this waaay too long e-mail.

Thanks, have a great day.

Oh, sorry, the point I was trying to make. Yed, was the technical advisor for the movie    "The Green Berets" which starred the Duke, made in 1968. Yed's got some cool black & white pics of him and John Wayne on the movie set.

Okay, that's it.


p.s. One of the most moving experiences of my life was at Hack's funeral in Arlington. 

The riderless horse with the backwards boots (uh, in the stirrups, not on the horsey!), 21 gun salute, etc. And the guest speakers, Geraldo Rivera, G. Gordon Liddy, Catherine Crier, Neil Cavuto. I got to talk to G. Gordon & Geraldo, and I have to tell ya, I'm not easily impressed, but I was a tad awestruck in their presence. And criminy, Catherine Crier (ex judge and attorney, who has her own program on CNN, or the Court channel) is much prettier than Geraldo or G. Gordon.

   David, your emails are never "waaay too long" - funny, serious, any kind!

   Thank you so much for sharing this with us!


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... (#18 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

Maybe Baby

(Buddy Holly)

Maybe baby, I'll have you
Maybe baby, you'll be true
Maybe baby, I'll have you for me

It's funny honey, you don't care
You never listen, to my prayer
Maybe baby, you will love me some day

Well you are the one that, makes me glad
Any other one that, makes me sad
When some day, you'll want me
Well, I'll be there, wait and see ee ee

Maybe baby, I'll have you
Maybe baby, you'll be true
Maybe baby, I'll have you for me**

Da da ta da da da da da da
Da da ta da da da da da da
Da da ta da da da da da da

Well you are the one that, makes me glad
Any other one that, makes me sad
When some day, you'll want me
Well, I'll be there, wait and see ee ee

Maybe baby I'll have you for me

"Maybe Baby" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Maybe Baby" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Question Mark clip art courtesy of - 02/01/05

Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of Ė 01/29/05

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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!

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

"The Green Berets" Cover Image courtesy of - 05/29/07

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

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