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06/20/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Turn! Turn! Turn!

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones
together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

 Ecclesiastes 3: 1 - 8 (KJV)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Summer is almost upon us, and as everyone knows the three months of summer don't last nearly as long as the three months of the other seasons, I thought we'd better herald its arrival a day early.

BONUS #1 - - Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds, October, 1965

BONUS #2 - - Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds, ummm, later

BONUS #3 - - Pete Seeger tells how he came to write "Turn! Turn! Turn!"


1. SAD:

    From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 06/19/09, 8:57 AM: "NNHS Class of '57 - FYI -   Tony LaPides":

Dear Classmates,

I'm very sorry to announce that Tony LaPides passed away last night at his home in Atlanta, Georgia.  A private burial will take place in Deland, Florida, at a later date. 

I know Carol is most appreciative of your prayers and support these last few months.

(address available upon request)

Typhoon Regards,
Pat Beck Letzinger

   Oh, Pat, I'm so very sorry to hear this! I didn't realize Tony was ill; thank you for relaying this to me. I'll make a Memorial Edition Newsletter for him when his obituary becomes available.

   Many will also remember Tony's mother, former NNHS speech teacher, Mrs. Virginia LaPides:



     From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 06/18/09 - "Area NNHS Grads.":

Hello Carol,        Thu. June 18, 09        copy to Ronnie Margolis

  Ronnie Glasofer Margolis, Class of 63, (now in Villa Park, CA) and I have been in touch and are interested in trying to set up a lunch for NNHS grads. living in So. CA.

Would a newsletter inquiry be the way to go?  Or do you have some magic search engine to ferret out CA members?  I can readily identify the location of any CA city

Ronnie vaguely remembers the name "Starkman" associated with a schoolmate living nearby.

We will appreciate any help in making this thing happen.

Fred W. Field, NNHS Class of June, 1945
Fullerton, CA

   I think this is a splendid idea, Fred and Ronnie, and I'd be delighted to help in any way I can! My magical skills are sorely lacking, but these pages should hold some clues to identify Californians, if not exactly Southern Californians:

   And   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) is indeed nearby.      Howard Conn ('65) is in Irvine, I believe.  Somewhere in California live   Roy Parrish ('61),    Patti Anderson Marshall ('65), and    Anne Marlow Fitzgerald ('65). Y'all probably spotted several more that I missed, and of course, we have many readers of whom I am not aware. I'll try sifting through the various reunion booklets I have to discover more possibilities, and I'll report back on that soon!


     From Me ('65) of IL - 06/20/09 - "Scary Night":

   I had no idea life in Edwardsville would be quite this, um, exciting.

   Friday night ("jes' 'fore midnight") as we were preparing to drift off to sleep, another thunderstorm hit.  I was already in bed watching "tellybision" when I heard a funny snap and saw a flash, and the power flickered off.  Then it happened again, so I turned off the set right before the end of the show.  But then it happened again, and I knew it couldn't have been the TV hissing, so I lay there wondering what in the world was going on.

   Just then         Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of IL) ran into our room, and said the transformer across Frickett Street just outside our bedroom window (fire escape door, really) had been struck by lightening.  And then it zapped again, and the windows - even on the other side of the street  - lit with full flame effect.

   We hastily jumped out of bed and threw on a few more clothes, thinking that at any moment the entire block would be engulfed in flames.

         My #3 Son,  Randolph (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '92 - of IL) raced outside to check on the neighbors (all of whom were evacuating their homes), calling 911 as he went.  The neighbors said they'd already called 911, and help was on the way.  Seeing that he was very near a power line, he left their house quickly.

   Now, we live - quite literally - around the corner from both the fire and the police stations.  Somehow they took nearly ten minutes to arrive, and when they did, they said there was nothing they could do but clear the streets to ensure safety until representatives from Ameren UE arrived.

   We're not sure what took them so long, but it was quite some time indeed.  Meanwhile the magical electrical fireball show was getting more and more exciting - louder, brighter, flashier, and scarier.  And just before they arrived, the rains returned with a vengeance.

   At length we all went back inside, but unsure of what might happen next, we had an ice cream party and played a game.  We were all too agitated to sleep, anyway.  I think we finally went to bed at 3:00 AM.

   The next morning, we noticed the fire trucks were back.  It seems the debris had begun to smoulder and spark anew.

   Had I mentioned these neighbors were trying to host a three-family yard sale through all this?!?  We had just been over there Friday morning before we knew how excitingly the day would end. 

   As I said, I had no idea life here was going to be so entertaining - floods, marathons, and now arcing fireballs - all right outside my door!


   Happy Birthday today to   Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND    Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND    Terry Haney ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

22 -   Jim Cobb ('66) of VA;

24 -     My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA;

25 - David Lundquist ('57) AND     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI;

26 -  Fred Eubank ('64) of TX;

27 - 
  Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND     My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

     From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 06/18/09 - "Time & Geography":

Hello Carol,        Thu. June 18, 09

Sounds like a touch of timus warpitis there.  The skating rink at    Camp Stuart was named "Old Dominion Skating Rink."  The building, a remnant of the WW-I camp, was located on the Hampton Roads side of 16th Street about 150 yards east of Chestnut Avenue.

The Old Dominion Skating Rink is listed on one of the old WPA City descriptions which can be found on the internet.  I expect it was slapped together soon after the National Guard moved out in 1937.  You could get to it on the streetcar line which ran south on Chestnut Avenue, then east along 16th Street and over the Salter's Creek bridge to Chesapeake Avenue.

   Ohhhh, thanks so much for clarifying that for me, Fred! Don't be misled by the red star on this map which I borrowed from the Stuart Homes page.  Chestnut Avenue (although not identified by name here) is the one located between Roanoke and Oak Avenues.  So if I understand you correctly, the old rink would have been smack in the middle of the Stuart Gardens Apartments - about where Jeb's Place was later carved, n'est pas??


I remember quite well the day the old building was demolished.  That was probably in 1942 while the Stuart Garden houses were being built.  A bunch of youngsters and I were standing across the street in front of a partially constructed new home.  We were hoping to see some action.  Someone with a megaphone began shouting for everyone to evacuate because dynamite was going to be set off.  The other kids scattered, I slipped into the new house and hid in a closet just inside the front door. Nothing exploded, so in about 10 minutes I opened the closet door to see what was happening.  Just then the dynamite went off, making an enormous bang and raising a cloud of dust.  I felt something hit my chest and when I dared look I found a pea-size piece of concrete stuck there.  This was not serious and I just plucked out.  No need to tell parents.

I remember first going to the upscale Briarfield rink when I was in the 5-high at Walter Reed.  I wrote an essay about this event which my teacher, Miss Ruth Folkmann liked.  That would have been in about 1939. Surely the Old Dominion Rink would have met its demise by then.

Also near the Chestnut-16th Street Intersection (west side), down a remnant street from the Camp, was the clubhouse for the "Old Dominion Golf Club." When the Stuart Gardens project got under way, the clubhouse and golf course were bulldozed along with its several small hills.

I don't remember much about the Hygeia Rink (Wickham & Hampton Avenue) except it was built during, or soon after the Stuart Gardens Shopping Center.  Probably during WW-II to serve all the new nearby homes.

Few artifacts of old Camp Stuart can be found today.  One very distinct item is an old building, said to have been the Camp Stuart Officer's Club.  It survived, only because it remained inside the fence of the parcel that the Dodge Boat and Plane Co. purchased.  I found what I believed was that building, relocated and converted into a large home on Shore Drive.  
       Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) helped confirm that it is as I suspected. More on that story as it develops.


   I really appreciate your delineating all this for me, Fred! My family and I moved to the area in January of 1954, and I've always been very curious about the area's "past lives".

   I've posted your history here: 

     From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 06/19/09 - "More pictures - shipyard apartments":

Carol: here are a few:

First one was taken about 1939 in front of 48th Street apartment building.


Older fella in pix is G. Lynwood (Little Ding) Price, Jr., son of Mary and 'Ding' Price (Managing Editor of the Times Herald). I do not know where the nickname 'Ding' came from or what it meant. 'Little Ding' probably graduated from NNHS in the early 1950s. I have been told he also graduated from West Point Military Academy, married a General's daughter and much later became a general himself. His mother, last I heard, was still alive and living in a retirement home near Main Street in Hilton.

I have no idea who the gal on the left is; thought some of your readers might recognize her. That's me on the right.

Next picture is even earlier, I believe, and shows more of the 48th street building than any others I have.

Little lady is Adeline Allen. She was a few years older than I. Her father was a photographer for the DP/TH in the 1930s. They moved to Front Royal before WW II started, and he had a photographic studio there. Adeline's parents and mine were close friends and exchanged visits and Christmas cards for years, but I have no real memory of her. She may have gone to Jackson Elementary (just a guess, although they might have moved before she was old enough to do so).


My mother's favorite picture, and one that caused me much embarrassment before I truly discovered girls.

  The apparently less-than-excited lass is Marcia Robbins. Her parents, who lived in the 48th Street building at the time, later moved to Hampton. She probably graduated from HHS in 1954; give or take a year. But that's all I know; she never came around for a repeat performance!

Use as you see fit. Hopefully, someone will know more about the unknown gal in the first image and if my understanding of 'Little Ding' is accurate. Maybe even whatever happened to Adeline and/or Marcia.

By the way, I have noticed that you use old/new photos of people, from time to time. Here's a fairly recent one of me, taken in March of this year at the Apprentice Alumni Association's celebration of my class' 50th anniversary of graduation.

   WOWZERS!!! Thank you so very much for all these treasures, Bill!


   I've posted the three darling pictures - which really provide quite a good glimpse of the shipyard apartments - here:


   And as you can see, I was able to make a complete "age progression" series for you, so I've added it here:

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/19/09 - "   Jim (Atkinson - John Randolph Tucker HS - '77 - of AZ) &   The Scorpions":

Hey Carol,

Tell Jim I owe my one summer of salamander hunting to him. It was fun at age eight, but much like you, Carol, I like babies, lace, and most things soft and girly - the exception being hard rock. How he missed the band, Scorpions, is amazing to me. Guess we relatives are a mixed bag. I'm glad he still finds joy in much the same as he always did. As for me, the only wanted contact with snakes, scorpions and other creepy crawlers, near and dear to him, are viewed on my television screen.

Hugs to you both,

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari! Sometimes even watching them on TV is too scary-spooky for me!

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09 - "Line dance; have to see this!!":

This is so Good, with this little guy.....
I know you will enjoy it. - Cia. Panteras - Gabriel Consoli no Mundial de Dança Country

   WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/19/09 - "A slightly different slant on a beautiful story":

   Thanks again, Shari!


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact - WHS CLASS OF 1959
3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion
For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at - CLASS OF 1970


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/05/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty 

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Turn! Turn! Turn!

Words adapted from The Old Testament of The Bible, book of Ecclesiastes

Music by Pete Seeger, 1959
(b. 03 May 1919)

(The Byrds, 1965)

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late

"Turn! Turn! Turn!" midi courtesy of - 06/20/09

"Turn! Turn! Turn!" lyrics courtesy of - 06/20/09

Image of Doves courtesy of - 06/20/09

Garden Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/20/09

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

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art also courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks again, Sarah Sugah!

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