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07/09/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ed Ames' 81st Birthday

“On Saturdays (my mother) would bribe us by making cookies so that we
would sit and listen to the Metropolitan Opera and the great singers of the day,
including Ezio Pinza and Giovanni Martinelli.”

 - Ed Ames
b. 9 July 1927)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    This is a new birthday celebration for us.

BONUS #1 - - My Cup Runneth Over - Ed Ames

BONUS #2 - - Ed Ames and the Tomahawk Incident on the Johnny Carson Show



   Happy Birthday today to Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL!

   Many Happy Returns, Eva!


1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA:  

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/08/08:

Jerry's knee surgery is scheduled for July 18th.....  Keep him in your prayers.  He is having a hard time walking these days.
Love you all!

   Thank you, Dear Judy, that we will - and give your darling husband more hugs and kisses from us all!

2.   Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA:

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/09/08: 

Here are the latest two updates on 
  Jamey Douglas Bacon.
Best Wishes to everyone!

My mom is being sent be ambulance to Riverside Convalescent Center at 3PM today.  The center is located on Denbigh Boulevard.  Her fever is down and her recent tests have been good.  She had pneumonia and kidney stones, this week, to add to her troubles.  We expect her to be at the Convalescent Center for at least 10 days but I will update you as we get new information. She welcomes visitors at any time.

Well, we heard back from the doctors today and mom still has a very difficult infection and will have to continue to be treated before she can have the knee replacement.  The antibiotic regimen will last approximately 6-10.  If they are able to eradicate the infection they will try again to replace the knee.  If not, they may have to permanently fuse the knee and forgo replacement.  Right now she has a new antibiotic cement spacer installed that allows only minimal weight bearing

We have not yet received discharge papers, so she may be in the hospital for several more days.  They are looking at the option of rehab again or they may send her home.  That decision is in the hand of Healthkeepers Insurance.  Now that is a scary thought.

I will continue to keep you updated as we hear more information.  Thank you again for all your care, concern and prayers.


C. C. Brian Bacon, PHR
Corporate Relations Director
Human Resources/Loss Prevention
David A. Nice Builders, Inc.

   EEEKS!!! Thanks, Judy - and Brian! We'll keep praying! Y'all visit if you can!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/07/08 - "Daffy jumps=This is Fun!!!!":

Boy, is this fun!!!


This could drive you crazy!

  Parachute Jump

Try not to spend all day at this...:-))

 Joyce Cahoon

   WILD GIGGLES!!! This is great fun - thanks, Joyce!

From Tip of the Week - 07/07/08 - "Today, July 7: Pick up these 4 must-eat foods for healthy skin ":

4 Must-Eat Foods for Healthy Skin

Give your skin inside-out protection from the sun by putting these four items into your shopping cart: pomegranates, tomatoes, dark chocolate, and tea.

The antioxidants in this tasty quartet of treats may help thwart skin cancer, according to John La Puma, MD, author of ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine.

Sunblock Effects

No food can replace the awesome sun-busting power of sunscreen, but some foods may work their way from the inside out to give your skin a little extra protection. The antioxidants in pomegranates, tomatoes, dark chocolate, and tea "can migrate to upper layers of your skin, bolstering resistance to ultraviolet damage," La Puma writes.
(Browse his book online.)

3 Steps to Super Skin
Most of us know someone who’s had something worrisome removed. Save yourself from joining their ranks by taking these simple skin-saving steps:

  1. Slather it on -- lots of it. You don’t want to skimp on sunscreen. Find out how much you need to be truly covered.
  2. Check yourself -- and your loved ones. Regular skin self-exams can reduce your risk of dying of melanoma by 44 percent! Here’s what to look for.
  3. Start early. About 50–80 percent of a person’s lifetime risk of skin damage happens during childhood. So teach your kids steps like these.

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 07/08/08 - "beautiful":


    Ooooh, that is beautiful - soothing, restful, and inspirational, too! Thanks, Jay Sweetie! 

  From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 07/08/08 - "Class of 63 missing list":

Hi Carol
Can you please add the following people to our NNHS Class of 63 missing list and request that anyone with knowledge of their contact info contact me at
Sharon Lambert Reavis
John C Burton
Thomas Mercer
Karen Hill Moore
Ann Sears
Robert Shapiro
Craig Miller
James Todd
Jean Carol Gardner Barger
Ronald Gardner
Richard Phelps
Wayne Johnson
Charles O'Rourke, III
Sue Jeffers Garrett
Russell Vaughan
Judy Horton Lindstrom
Dwight Rowe
Diane Booker Lindsay
June Chaffin Appell
Barry Hatchett
Ellis Wasserman
Thanks for posting this request!
Barbara L. Barnes

   Thanks, Barbara! Several of the names you listed are among our regular subscribers, so I'm going to give them another day or two to report in, and try to round up some addies for you (both actual and email) before I add them to that list. They may be quite surprised to know that they're missing!

    From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 07/09/08 - "TICK WARNING":

This is even funnier because it comes from Joanna Faith Lee, our Greenhouse Manager, who came to us last summer from a prestigious garden in Florida, with all sorts of credentials,  references,  knows the Latin names of everything, and ( like me, of course ) is a quiet, content-to-be-behind-the-scenes sort of person.

It only took a year for us to lower her to our level of humor.


I hate it when people forward bogus warnings, and I have even done it myself a couple times unintentionally...but this one is real, and it's important. So please send this warning to everyone on your e- mail list.

If someone comes to your front door saying they are checking for ticks due to the warm weather and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around with your arms up, DO NOT DO IT!! THIS IS A SCAM!! They only want to see you naked.

I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid.

   Please thank Joanna for us all, Bill!

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE: 04/28/08; update of 06/23/08 - surgery on right eye -  07/01/08; surgery on left eye to follow several weeks later as financial goals are met

Connie Bloxom Thompson
2237 Hunter Chase
Bel Air, M
D 21015

2.   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA - broken hip - early this year; still recovering and in pain; update of 06/17/08 - SEE: 06/18/08

3. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

4.     Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA - stroke on 06/17/08; update of 06/25/08 - SEE: 06/26/08; update of 07/02/08 - SEE: 07/03/08

5. Emily (daughter of        My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"; update of 05/13/08 - has had a setback; going to see the surgeon in Richmond on 05/15/08; update of 06/15/08 - SEE: 06/17/08

6.   Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - knee surgery with complications on 07/01/08 - SEE: 07/03/08

7. My second granddaughter,     Rachel Harty of IL - broke her ankle/leg in 3 places on 05/17/08; clean breaks, no surgery required, but located in a tricky place for a growing girl, so proper healing is essential; update of 05/30/08 - "healing nicely. They put her in a cast below the knee. She still can't put any weight on it for 2 more weeks. Then she will be in a walking cast for 3 weeks after that"; update of 06/14/08 - Her leg is healing much faster than the doctor had expected. She is in a waterproof walking cast now for 3 weeks, then this cast will come off and she will have physical therapy; update of 07/06/08: SEE: 07/07/08

8. Bitsy Heath ('57) of VA - 07/02/08 - abdominal aneurysm requiring surgery; also having other issues with breathing and pulmonary output;  SEE: 07/03/08

9. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08; 
update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

10.   Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"; update of 05/10/08: "continues to do well since the surgery for pancreatic cancer and will now begin the follow-up treatment to be decided upon following the consultation and evaluation at MD Anderson (Houston).

11. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!;  update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "

12. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

13. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late    Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks"

14. Jim Wilson ('58) of VA recovering from prostate surgery on 06/02/08

15. All of Us


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:  - 03/26/08

   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  
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My Cup Runneth Over

Music by Harvey Schmidt
(b. 12 Sept 1929)

Lyrics by Tom Jones, I Do! I Do!, 1966
(b. 1928)

Sometimes in the mornin' when shadows are deep
I lie here beside you just watching you sleep
And sometimes I whisper what I'm thinking of
My cup runneth over with love

Sometimes in the evening when you do not see
I study the small things you do constantly
I memorize moments that I'm fondest of
My cup runneth over with love

In only a moment we both will be old
We won't even notice the world turning cold
And so, in these moments with sunlight above
My cup runneth over with love
My cup runneth over with love
With love


"My Cup Runneth Over" midi of Mahler's courtesy of - 07/09/08

"My Cup Runneth Over" lyrics courtesy of -  07/09/08

First Image of Ed Ames courtesy of - 07/09/08

Second Image of Ed Ames courtesy of - 07/09/08

Brown Star Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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

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

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

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