06/20/05 - Old Style NNHS Newsletter -TA-DAH!

Dear Friends and Classmates,

   A belated Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful dads out there!
   I must apologize to all of y'all in Batch 3; your last Newsletter looked very much like a jigsaw puzzle.  and that would be one of the many reasons why I miss my 'puter..........
   I awoke at 4:30 this morning - a half-hour before my alarm sounded - with a Brilliant Idea.  It dawned on me that even though I can't construct the Newsletter as I'd prefer, I can stop acting like the Super Brat I really am, and toss out a few more of these "Old-Style" ones while we continue to wait.  It's just that they will take up much more space in your email (sorry about that!).
   Not only that, but I will add all these interim Newsletters to their regular space online once I'm able to do so.  (They'll make a nice contrast.)  I'll save all the Belated Birthday Wishes and the long list of Newbies as a surprise for that very first Real Newsletter (which will be entitled "Pretty Little Angel Eyes").
   This first such Newsletter, unfortunately, will sound almost as self-serving as this one from December 29th did, but what can you do?
   Hit # 34,500 was made sometime on Thursday, May 12, 2005 (probably within moments after my computer broke) by an unknown visitor.
   Hit # 35,000 was made on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 8:36 AM by Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA.  Congratulations, Babe!  That, of course, is a major prize.  You've already received several versions of our standard major prize as your birthday present when you came to visit and scan images last December.  I had just figured out a new secondary major prize, but I doubt it would be appropriate for you, so now I'll have to think again.  YOWZERS!!!  Y'all stand back - and you stand by, Tommee; I'm sure I'll think of something soon.......
   Hit # 35,500 was made on Friday, June 16, 2005 at 3:56 PM by someone accessing the site from norf.east.verizon.net.  If you know who you are, please let me know, too!
From Joe Wingo ('65) of NC - 06/18/05:
 Dear Carol, as we all sit reading this and reflecting upon our own mortality, I will take a few lines to simply say to YOU...take care of yourself. You cannot do the things you want to do for all of those you do them for, if you're not well. And none of us want to see your health deteriorate because of trying to keep up this letter. Rest...
   Oh, Joe, how sweet!  Thank you so much!  Trust me, I took that whole week off and did absolutely nothing!  By the time I wrote that Newsletter, I was very much improved.
From Judy Leggette Elliott ('56) of VA - 06/18/05:
 Dear Carol,  Thank you sooooo much for including me.  I am sorry that you have been so sick, and hope that you are feeling better now.  You are one awesome lady to do all that you do--I am really impressed.  Thanks again for including me; get some rest, and take care of yourself.  Lv, Judy Leggette Elliott '56
   (So much for my surprise list of Newbies!  HAHAHAHA!  For those of you baby-chicks who are too young to remember, Judy was Queen of the Senior Class of 1956.  I was privileged to meet her at Mr. Mac's memorial service on June 5, and I'm here to tell you, she's still gorgeous!)
   Thanks so much, Judy!  We are honored to have you with us!  I am feeling much better now - and few people can rest as well or as thoroughly as I can!  GIGGLES!
From Dale Parsons ('48) of VA - 06/18/05:
So glad to hear that you are back in circulation. 
Was so worried about you and really did not want to call you, in case you were ill.
Good luck with your new computer and hope to hear from you soon.
I sure have missed your newsletters.
Dale and Belle Parsons 48 
   Thank you so much!  Unless you're counting grief, mental anquish, mild depression, feelings of isolation, and general brattiness, up until this last week, I've not really been ill - just extremely frustrated.  I'm quite touched by your concern.  And I certainly have missed preparing those newsletters, I assure you!
From Gloria Woolard Price (HHS - '65) of FL - 06/18/05:
Carol, I am so sorry for all the trouble you've had with the computer, but more so for your illness.  Unfortunately, we're at that age, where it seems "it's just one thing after another."  But your health is much more important than the newsletter.  So, you concentrate on getting well, and the rest will fall into place.
You take care of you........
   Thanks, Gloria!  The good news here is that this week's illness was not age-related.  I've been a Wienius Maximus all my life.  Had I been born fifty years earlier, I never would have srvived my first six months.  When the flu comes around, I just manage to always find it, and then get a little bit sicker and stay that way a little bit longer than the norm.  Unfortunately, my children all seem to have taken after me in that respect, more's the pity.  Adrienne was sick right along with me.
From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 06/18/05:
Dear one, so sorry to hear my fellow school hater but school loyalist has been sick.
Just another report.. Richard Mabe's mother died last week.  (He was class of '66/'67.)
My girls and I are meeting John (Howard - '66) in Frankfurt for 16 days of vacation on the 25th, and my mother, Roselle Harvey Mays turns 90 on the 24th of June!
I know you can't do one thing to report all this.. but could not resist..
Hope all will be up and running including your body soon!
Peace and blessing,
    Thanks, Cheryl!  Actually, there was this one thing.......
   Thanks for the sad news about Richard.  I did miss that one.  Our prayers and sympathies are extended to his family.
   Y'all have fun on your vacation, and tell John to take care of himself over there in the Dark and Dusty Badlands. 
From Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 06/18/05:
Sorry to hear that you have been ill.  Drink two bottles of Blenheim "red cap" ginger ale and call me in the morning.
   WILD GIGGLES!!!  I'm sorry to report that I've not been able to locate any Blenheim "red cap" ginger ale in the area, nor have I ever had the privilege of partaking.  My sister, Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC), however, assures me that it is most excellent, and is available in South Carolina.  In fact, her face lit up in awe and wonder at the very mention of it.  One of these first days I must cross the border and look for it.  It sounds like a rare treat. 
   In lieu of that, I did at last make a crock pot of chicken soup heavily laced with tabasco sauce, and continued to imbibe large doses of Thera-Flu, Cepacol throat lozenges, Chloroseptic throat spray, and Vitamin C.  I'm almost well, now, really.  In fact, I went to church yesterday, and was even able to lead the music as usual.  Surprisingly, I could hit all the notes, though admitedly I had little volume (normally, I'm a cross between Ethel Merman and Kate Smith), and there was a strange hollow sound to my voice.  Oh, well.  Fortunately for me, because it was Father's Day, there was so much special music, I only had to lead two hymns. 
   Thanks, Frank!  It's always a delight to hear from you! 
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65/'68) of VA - 06/18/05:
Carol,  I am so sorry to hear how sick you have been - both you and your computer!  Take your time and get well.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally
   Thanks, Elizabeth!   I really am almost completely well now - just a few sniffles and an occasional couch left.
   And the computer?  Well, the computer looks pretty......
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 06/18/05:
How nice to see your name on my computer.  I am so sorry to hear that you have been so ill. 
Things here are still in limbo.  Devan, however, bless his soul, is doing well.  He is getting excellent grades in college.  He starts his junior year next fall.  He is taking Spanish 101 -102 this summer again to set the grammar in his head so he can continue to do as well in his second year.   Imagine that. 
I am so sorry to hear that so much sorrow is befalling our group. 
Donna Worsham Lonce ('65) and I went to meet Jerry Gammon ('63) and his wife when I was in NN a few weeks back.   They are a delightful couple.  Their three dachshunds are cute too.  
Sonny (Goodson - '66) and Nancy are getting ready to participate in a play at their church.   They always seem to have fun things going in their lives.
Well, I need to go do errands.  Just because I have not written, please, don't think you have not been on my mind.......... Do take care of yourself.   It worries me that you have so many illnesses and fevers.   Is there a link to each occurrences or are they separate events?
A big hug and tell all you speak to I send greetings.
   Thanks, Frances!  I've missed you, too!  I'm so happy to hear of your mini-reunions!  How fun!!!
   No, ma'am, I'm afraid the only connection between my frequent sick days is that I'm a Biggus Wimpus.  I've always been this way.  I have a confession to make.  You remember all those days I missed from school?  On some of them, I was actually sick!  HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!
   Hugs to you, too, Lady!  And take care of yourself!!!
From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA (and FL!) - 06/18/05:
Dear Carol,
I was so glad to hear from you.  I'm sorry you are under the weather.  It sounds like the same symptoms I've had down here in sweltering Tampa.  My son-in-law is recovering from his heart attack and surgery.  He should return to work around the first of July.  I will finally go back to Va. on Tuesday taking my grandchildren with me for 3 weeks.  We're all very excited.  I hope you can finally enjoy some time off while your new "puter" gets ready for a busy time.  I've missed hearing the news down here and e-mail Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA)when I read things on line that I am not sure about.  My memory ain't what she use to be.  I got an e-mail from Bill Gilbert ('64). Remember he was a percussionist in the band.  He has lived in a lot of places and is now is N.C. He worked for a company that made suture material and trays that are used in many different medical settings.  It was a delight to connect with a fellow class mate and band member.  I gave him the e-mail address for the newsletter and hope he gets a chance to read and enjoy the many segments you have created.  Take care of your self and I hope you have a nice summer.
   Hi, Linda!  It was so good to hear from you!!  I've been worried about your son-in-law, and am delighted to learn of his obvious improvement!
   I remember Bill very well, and am looking forward to hearing from him again.
   Thanks for the update, Linda - and have fun with your grandbabies!
From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO (and Afghanistan!) - 06/18/05:

It was so nice to see your return address pop up again on my computer screen.

I find myself now in Bagram, Afghanistan.  I am assisting the U.S. Army Matereil Command in the building of a maintenance facility where they are armouring the military vehicles to help protect our young troops.  I will be here for 1-year, living and working with the military on the ground to make things better.  I have sent a few photos for you so you can see what is going on...of course one is of me...looking forward to your site getting back to normal...I also wish you good health...take care and God Bless You!

   WOWZERONI!!!  Bless your heart, Paul!  I'm so glad my letter reached you; I wasn't sure I had the right address.
   Thanks so much for the images!  I can scarcely wait to post them for everyone else to see.  You're looking good!  You know, of course, that you're scaring the bee-bees out of me.  You know what an outrageous Mother Hen I am.  (If you don't, just ask Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA).  He'll give me an excellent reference in that department, I'm sure.)
   You take good care of yourself, Sweetie, and let us hear from you often!  Thanks again!!!
From Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 06/18/05:
Welcome back!   I missed you.
Don Chaney NNHS Class of 1966
   Thank you, Don!  You've no idea how much I've missed all of y'all!
From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/19/05:


Carol, so glad to hear from you.  My brother, Charlie (Phillips - '65 - of TN), asked me recently what happened to the site.  I told him you had had a severe crash or something of the sort.  Sorry you have been ill.  Hope the site is restored as expeditiously as possible as well as your health.  You are our motherboard.  Ha.

  Thanks so much, Cookie! 
    Motherboard, Mother Hen - whatever!  WILD GIGGLES!!!  Tell your sweet brother Hi for me!      
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 06/19/05:
Carol - you are sorely missed!  I do hope you will be feeling better soon!
   Thanks, Dee!  I missed y'all, too, and in assembling this Newsletter, I'm feeling better all the time!
   (Even though the fonts have suddenly gone beserk and keep changing themselves at will, and the Cut and Paste function just decided to quit.....)


From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 06/19/05:

If you check your computer, I think you will find that I won the prize (for Hit #35,000). Oh, that's right. You can't check your computer for accuracy right now. Well, I guess you better just take my word for it. As they say in
Napoleon Dynamite, "Sweet!"

   HAHAHAHA!!!  Nice try, Lady!  But actually, as it happens, I AM able to check my stats just now, and Tom already claimed his prize - whatever it is.  For those of y'all missing this joke, Eleanor is referring back to November of 2002 when Hit # 10,000 was made, and I announced there would be a major prize.  She and Jim Dossett ('66), then of VA but now of FL, decided that major prize was $10,000, and that they had tied for the honor and should split said fortune.  HO-HO-HO! 
   Thanks for the laugh, Eleanor!
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 06/19/05:
.......... I sure hope it won't be long before you get that new computer up and running.  I know you've missed working on the website, but not nearly as much as we miss receiving your newsletters!  There's been so much going on that you've been unable to report, it'll probably take you a "month of Sundays" to catch up.  :-) 
    Thanks, Sandi!  You're probably right - but won't it be fun trying?!?
From Tina Crowder Wescott ('65) of VA - 06/20/05:
Carol,  I 'm sorry to hear that you're been under the weather lately!!!!    I do hope that you regain your strength and "zest" for laughter soon.  I've missed hearing from you and other Typhooner's and reading that  "WONDERFUL" Typhoon newsletter!!
It's always sad to hear that one of our extended "family" members has passed or has
had a traumatic event in their life, but with us knowing what has happened, we can offer them our love, support and prayers.
Looking forward to hearing from you and the others again soon.
Tina Wescott-'65
   Thanks, Tina!  I usually managed to keep laughing this week; it just hurt when I did!  GIGGLES!!!
   I appreciate your thoughts, as I'm sure we all do.  We seem to have grown very close together - which is quite phenomenal and wonderful, really!
From Debby Fink Golden ('65) of MA - 06/20/05:
I hope you're feeling better.  You need not apologize for the "down time."  What you've accomplished on behalf of NNHS is remarkable!  I know we'll all look forward to having you up and running.  Take care.
   Thanks, Febby Dink!  I really appreciate that!  And I look forward to that magic moment myself!
From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of TX - 06/20/05:
Hi Carol -You take care of yourself first.  We can all wait for our newsletters - so don't you worry at all.
   Thanks, Jo Ann!  Y'all are so sweet - and probably far more patient than I!
   I'm not going to risk running this through spell check, as it's starting to behave goofily, so please ignore the no doubt numerous errors.  Thanks again for all your love and concern. 
   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!
   Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9305

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