06/24/04 - NNHS Newsletter - More Goodies!

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We're now averaging well over 50 hits a day on the page, and frequently up to 100, so we've reached a new marker:

Hit # 23,500 was made on Wednesday, June 24, 2004 at 10:45 PM by someone in Norfolk, VA - possibly
from the Naval Air Station? - using

   I have no idea who this was, so if it's YOU, you're our Lucky Winner.  Please send me your mailing address so that I can
send you your prize - one day.  Let's see, I still owe Charlie, and Dave, and Jo Ann, and probably a few more, but every now
and then I actually do pay off.


Hey!  While you're here, would you like to play "Whack Britney with a Summer Sausage"?

Click here:


    Has anyone but me ever actually done this? It's a great stress reliever!  HA-HA-HA-HA!


   Thank you for all your contributions this week - financial and otherwise -  they are always greatly appreciated!
And so are the phone calls!  What delightful surprises they are!


   #1 - Skip Wood ('65) of NC - 06/22/04

   Skip called me on Tuesday, having been directed my way by Cookie Phillips ('64) of VA (Thanks, Cookie!),
and aside from our having a great time on the phone, he provided several updates which I was able to make
on several pages (see below), and a few he'll have to send me - including the priceless story of the origin
of the infamous Naked Boys:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/frat-soro-Naked.html - I just can't wait until he writes this one up for us! 
What a HOOT!  Whoever would have believed it had its genesis in a summer school government class taught
by Mr. Burke?!?


   Thanks, Skip!

   #2 - Ann Bryant ('64) of VA - 06/23/04

   Hi, Ann!

   #3 - Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 06/23/04

   Thanks for all your help yesterday,  Sandra - and welcome, one and all!



New Page:

   It was becoming obvious that Joe Madagan ('57) of FL really wanted me to create a page for "Famous Coast Guardsmen",
'just 'cause he's nice (as opposed to me), so after he sent me some gorgeous images of the Coast Guard Academy which he
had snapped during a business trip to Hartford, I could resist no longer.  With the kind assistance of Joe, and Sandra Canepa
('56) of VA
, and Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, I spent pretty much the entire day yesterday working on that page, and as you can
see, it was well worth it, because it's really a very pretty page:


   Thanks, y'all!

Page Updates:

   Skip Wood ('65) of NC noticed that I was a Marine groupie, and actually ASKED to be included on "Famous Marines",
bless his heart.  I usually have to twist a few arms to get people let me add them.  Speaking of which, Jimmy Parker ('62)
of VA
is now appearing thereon, and Joe Madagan ('57) of FL sent me three new images.  One is a breathtaking shot
of Sgt. Madagan in his dress blues in 1964.  (I still say there is very little in this world that is more beautiful than a Marine
in his dress blues!). The other two are different crops of the same action shot of Joe with Jimmy Parker during Refresher
Bayonet Training in 1962 when he was Jimmy' s Platoon Sergeant.  Hmmm.  Strange that neither of them had mentioned
that little tidbit to me before.  Remind me to biff 'em both the next time I see 'em.  Naaah - "Nevermind" - they're both too cute.
   Thanks, Jimmy and Joe!



http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/frat-soro-KDT.html - more names of members (Thanks, Skip!)


http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/apartments.html  - This entire link has now been moved off the extremely annoying
Angelfire/Tripod portion of the website, when Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA brought it to my attention on the morning of 06/22/04
that it was scrambling the midis.  How cute.  I'll try to keep up with the moving of files, because I anticipate there will be more
of this nonsense in the future.  It's just a very time-consuming and tedious procedure, so your patience is requested.  Thanks
again, Dave!

Last Chance:

   If you have memories of the 1964 State Basketball Tournament in Richmond, that page WILL be released as promised,
today or tomorrow,
ready or not.  Well, okay, of course it's not your LAST chance, as any page can be supplemented
at any time.  It's merely your last chance to appear on the page in its initial posting.




http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-Baker.html - 06/18/04 - now with new midi, thanks to Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA

From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 06/19/04:

Carol -- many thanks to you and Dave Spriggs ('64) for changing the music on Mrs Baker's page to "Love Potion #9".
The previous selection of "Monster Mash" was fitting, but "Love Potion" seems even more so.

   Thanks, Ron - and Dave!  That IS a great new change, isn't it?

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-Brewer.html - 06/20/04. 06/21/04, and 06/22/04 - new memories and updates from
Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA
and Kenny Branch ('62) of AR - and an old picture of the two of them in Miss Brewer's
Latin class.  Thanks, Kathy and Kenny!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-Powers.html - 06/16/04 - a very touching memory from Ron Miller ('59) of NC
Thanks so much, Ron!

From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 06/19/04 (RE: Mr. Powers):

Carol -- I think he was in the Marines, but I could be 100% wrong!
Also, I thought he passed away 15 years or so ago, but don't know for
sure. I found a couple of Jack F Powers' in the SSDI. One passed away
in Myrtle Beach in 2001, and is about the right age. But again, no proof.
I would love to find out he's still alive, and contact him.

   I think you're correct about the Marines, Ron.  I hope you're mistaken about Mr. Powers' death, but then I'm well-known for hoping for things that aren't necessarily true...


From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 06/23/04:

Joe Madagan suggested I send you this for possible inclusion as a "Teacher's Memory".
It's pretty lengthy, so I didn't think it would be suitable, but I'll let you decide.  And yeah... After you read it, you'll see I was really thinking more of Nananne Porcher at the Lost Colony than Miss Crane.
Besides, you may find it amusing, especially if you remember my immaturity as well as I do..  Maybe you could forward it to Steve Burns?  And Susan Sandler if she ever surfaces...

   Giggles!  Keep reading...


From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/24/04:

Hi, Carol:
Bill Black shared one story he had written as a tribute to one of The Lost Colony cast, and I found it quite interesting, and it reminded me of some of Neil Simon's movies about growing up in New York City. His honesty is so disarming.
I suggested that the initial page of his paper should be submitted to you for consideration since it pays such a wonderful tribute to Miss Crane, and the admiration and affection her students held for this fine teacher.
I believe he might submit it to you. I hope so.
Take care,


From Bill Black ('64) of GA - 06/24/04:

Neil Simon?  He compared me to Neil Simon?   High praise indeed.  Talk to my agent.. 
Hold on.. I don't have an agent.  How much money do you want?

   Tee-hee!  How 'bout it, Joe?  Are you still available?

   Meanwhile, find Bill's illustrated story attached to Miss Crane's page:



   Thanks so much, Bill!


From Margaret Hoban Wilner ('65) of MD - 06/20/04:

I just read your Father's Day missal. Thanks for the memories. Also read Bill Black's search for a tune for Joe Madagan. If he isn't familiar with it, a web site called http://www.allmusic.com is a good search place. I looked up Helen Forrest as she sounded familiar and found she worked with Harry James from 1941 to 43 but recorded a lot with Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. Maybe something there will help narrow it down.
Margaret Hoban Wilner (65) 

   Thanks, Maggie!


From Jim Dossett ('66) of VA - 06/21/04

Hi Carol,
I saw Mike Ozmer's question about rental property at OBX ... and the answer is "yes, you do know
someone with rental property in God's country ... the Dossett's".
It is an oceanfront, 2 bedroom condo in Kill Devil Hills. You will not find a nicer, more complete condo
anywhere on the beach. I will try to copy and attach a "flyer".
During "season" it is rented thru a rental agent (booked solid all this summer)... but during the "shoulder
weeks" we rent it to friends at greatly reduced rates.
Please forward on to Mike and, if you would like, place it in the next news letter.
Take care ....
Jim '66

   There followed herewith a truly hysterical banter worthy of the Keystone Cops, because I happened to be online when Jim's letter arrived, and speedily dispatched it to Mike (Ozmer - '63 - of VA).  Meanwhile, Jim realized he had quoted the wrong rates, and tried to head me off at the pass, but of course he didn't.  So I sent the retraction, and then another letter, and a brochure, and ...(can you hear the comic background music playing yet?!?)
   So finally we got it all straight, and then came Mike's note:  

It's wonderful to see folks paying attention, thanks, Mike

   WILD giggles!  Anything to help!  Thanks, Mike!

After Labor Day ‘04 and Before  Memorial Day ’05 contact:

        Jim or Tricia Dossett  (804) 355-5420


        Week day rate $60/ night

        Weekend rate (Fri or Sat) $95/ night

        1 week (7 nights) $475     (ONLY weekly rentals in Sept & Oct.)

Oceanfront, 2Bdrm, 2 bath, Cent A/H, DW, MW, W/D, 3 CATVs, DVD, VCRs, CD, Full Kit., Ice Maker, QSS,  Games, Toys, Movies, Books, Deck, Phone, O/S Grill, 

beach chairs, pool (in season), (NON –SMOKING), walking distance to restaurants

Dog Days of 2004  (August 28-Sept 4)  $500.00 (7 nights)



   OHHHH, how perfectly lovely!  Thanks, Jim!  Y'all have fun!



From my daughter-in-law, Bethany Winona Harty, in OR - 06/22/04:

   A picture of my youngest grandchild, Joseph, for your viewing pleasure:


   Thanks, Bethany!


From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/24/04:

Hi Carol, I have been in VA for a month with my mother who had surgery.  Just catching up with some of your newsletters.  While I was there my wonderful friend from NNHS, Anne Davidson (Matthis), came up to visit me along with her hubby, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law  We had not seen each other for 20 years.  Our friend, Betty Sue Lanier Rough, joined us for a few hours and it was just great reconnecting.  Anne and I have stayed in touch just barely but it was like old times.  She has nine grandchildren...not much time for surfing the web!  I took her downtown to see what is left (not much) of what we knew then...and we rode to Fox Hill and we rode up to William Styron Park...to see what was new!  Thanks again for your wonderful website, every time I check in there is something new.  I love the music!!!  Jean Poole Burton, '64

   Oh, how delightful, Jean!  Thanks for sharing that with us!
   And I'm glad you're enjoying the website.  As you know, we have Dave to thank for at least three-quarters of the great music we hear here.  Here-here, David!


From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/20/04:

I'm a little slow in reading some of the info in our newsletters, but the info on your dad was so touching. 
What a guy!!  Interesting what your mom said about him being killed in the war, it just took him 15 years to die. 
You could say the same for my dad.......he was sent to the rocket powder factory in Maryland when he was active
Navy and according to a doctor the chemicals used there seeped into his body through the pores in his skin and created
his high blood pressure and the aneurysm that took his life at 46!  My dad would have loved this electronic age and
sometimes I feel bad that he didn't live long enough to enjoy it!  We are the lucky ones!

   Thanks, Sarah!  Y'all frequently make me look at things in a new and different light.  I always thought when Mama said that,
she was referring to two things.  For one, he started smoking during the war, and eventually developed a four pack a day habit -
not that that's bad for you or anything...... But mainly, I thought it was because it did something to his spirit.  Mama used to say
you can't really take someone who was "raised in a hothouse (by an extremely over-protective father)" and drop them into the
midst of the horrors of war without expecting some serious damage.  And he DID see up close and personal some really
gruesome things.  Beyond the carnage on Omaha Beach, I'm quite certain - for a number of compelling reasons - that he was
present at the liberation of at least one Nazi concentration camp, though he'd never really admit to that either.  And unlike some
veterans who never more discussed their experiences, he used to describe to me in vivid detail when we were all alone and I was
only a little girl, some horrific things that happened all through the war which remain clear in my mind to this day.  It seemed very
important to him that I come to know and understand certain things that really did happen - lest we forget and they happen again.
   But he aged so rapidly - overnight, I'm sure!  Look at this photo of the two of us together waiting for the ferry:


   Yikes - that was exactly 50 years ago!  Well, if I was still six, he was still 45 - and he looks older than Methuselah!  (Notice
the cigarette in his hand....)

   I really appreciate the fact that recognition is now being given in larger measure to all those - and their families - who sacrificed
so very much for us all, not only in WWII, but in later conflicts as well.  Thanks for sharing your daddy's story with us, Sarah.



From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 06/20/04:

Hi Carol, (and to all)
I want to thank you for being the glue that continues to unite the TYPHOON
Family and you must know we all feel the same about you!
It matters not the year of graduation or if graduation occurred, or that no
NNHS exists as a tangible building... what matters is that we attended NNHS,
for a short time and some for a long time, and doing so places NNHS
in our hearts.....and that makes all of us special............and unlike any building...
NNHS will forever last in all of us.
I thought today would be a blue day for me as it reminds me that Daddy is not
with me anymore, and then your email came in...........and I am reminded that
like NNHS..........he is still with me and will be for ever and for always.......
just like NNHS.
Have a wonderful day, I will now, and again thank you from all of us for keeping
our NNHS Family growing.
Love, Brownie (Shaffer) Haracivet '62  

   It's strange to think that a Pick-Me-Up can make you cry as hard as this did me.  Thanks so much, Brownie!
You've no idea how badly I needed to hear this right at that very moment - and again right now as I write this.  And
beyond that, you've reminded me once again - as if I needed it - just how special you all are to me.  I've been doing
this for almost four years now.  I have grown close to many of you, and feel a bond with all of you.  It's brought me
both incredible joy and excruciating pain, but more than anything, I think, it's given me an enormous pride in simply
knowing you all.  Thanks for being you.

   Y'all take care.

                                 Love to all, Carol


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"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."


Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9305

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