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07/12/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Oscar Hammerstein II's 113th Birthday

If you really believe in the brotherhood of man, and you want to come into its fold,
you've got to let everyone else in, too.

 - Oscar Hammerstein II
12 July 1895 - 23 Aug 1960)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

    Although we've observed Richard Rodgers' birthday three years running before, this marks only our our second celebration of Hammerstein's birthday:

2006 - - (705 kb MP3 version - "No Other Love")

2006 - - (regular version - "Do Re Mi")

2007 - - ("If I Loved You")

2008 - - ("You'll Never Walk Alone")

2006 - - ("Oklahoma Medley")

   And as the good Captain,        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, found us such a marvelous MIDI file for us then, we'll just rerun it this year as well.  Thanks again, David!

  If you've never been privileged to see Oklahoma!, here's your chance to see all the great musical numbers from a variety of productions (yes, of course they're in chronological order! ):

BONUS #1 - - Oh, What a Beautiful Morning - Hugh Jackman as Curly McLain, 1998

BONUS #2 - - Surrey with the Fringe on Top - Hugh Jackman and Josefina Gabrielle, 1999

BONUS #3 - - Kansas City (movie clip)

BONUS #4 - - I Can't Say No (movie clip)

BONUS #5 - - Many a New Day (movie clip - which has a couple of glitches, but it's still charming)

BONUS #6 - - People Will Say We're in Love - Hugh Jackman and Josefina Gabrielle, 1999

BONUS #7 - - Pore Jud is Daid (movie clip)

BONUS #8 - - Out of My Dreams - Queensbridge Musical Theatre Society's performance of 'Oklahoma!', May 2008

BONUS #9 - - Dream Ballet - Hugh Jackman and Josefina Gabrielle, 1999

BONUS #10 - - The Farmer and the Cowman Should Be Friends (movie clip)

BONUS #11 - - All er Nothin' - ??

BONUS #12 - - Oklahoma! - Hugh Jackman, 1999



   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND       My first Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL;

19 - Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit #75,000 was made on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 5:01 PM by an unknown user.  Too bad, too; that was a major hit!


1.   Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA:

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/10/08: 

Carol, here is the latest on    Jamey Douglas Bacon.
Jamey got transferred yesterday to the Riverside Convalescent Center.  It is called the Gardens at Warwick Forrest.  She is in room 631 and anxious for visitors if you have time to go by.  She is feeling much better. 

From Denbigh Boulevard, turn on Old Denbigh Boulevard and then in to Warwick Forrest and it is the last building on the right.  The building is called the Gardens. 


C. C. Brian Bacon

   Thank you so much, dearest Judy - and Brian! We're so glad to hear that Jamey's feeling better now - please give her our love!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/09/08 - "For the birds":

I've been wondering if any of you guys have noticed the change in the bird population this year.

First and importantly, we have that Golden Tail Hawk, new to the area, that seems to like rabbits, squirrels, and I'm sorry to say, pet puppies - which I'm sure are all the same from its viewpoint. I saw this up close and personal myself with a rabbit not twenty feet from my window!

Then there are these little sparrows which may be Yellow Chats that are bright yellow on their chest and a moss green on their head. Once they land in a tree they totally disappear.

We have a ton of Cardinals, unusual. But I have seen little to no Blue Jays (which for those who understand me, know it is my favorite Astrological sign - Pretty to look at but a pain in the butt to live with - I know many Blue Jays)

I've noticed very few Robins but the Mocking Bird is hanging on.

More Black birds - BIG, Stephen King size.

More Vultures, right on the road and not-afraid-of-anything kind of Vultures.

Not many butterflies.

OK, group, lets have it! What have you seen ?

Linda May ' 66

   WOW , thanks, Linda May! My observations (or lack thereof) would hardly be applicable, as I'm so far removed from the Sacred Soil, but all I've really noticed on the days when I leave the Great Indoors to venture outside (as when I go to my mailbox ) is an increase in squirrels, with our normally plentiful FAT robins and cardinals.

   How 'bout y'all?

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 7/09/08 - "You will like this":

A friend sent this to me. It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... all before making a human.. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw.

We're such slow learners...

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

God's Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye.. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart.. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries
Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

   You're right; I DO like this! Thanks so much, Jean!

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

I don't know how many of you have seen this, but I would hate for you to miss it, so here it comes.  You, too,       Wayne (Stokes - '65 - of VA)!  Sorry if it has already made its way "round" your way.



Turn your speakers on then sit back and enjoy.  

You are gonna love this.

   You're right, Lady - it IS awesome and I DO love it! Thanks, Judy!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to     Bill Black ('66) of GA- 07/10/08 - "Fort Benning and Hills & Dales Estate":

Hi, Bill:
Thanks for the "Care Package" from Fort Benning. The package was loaded with good information and I so enjoyed your letter describing how you enjoyed your day at the Georgia Welcome Center in Columbus, Georgia greetings travelers on behalf of Hills and Dales Estate. The Calloway Gardens are spectacular and so are their brochures. We look forward to getting up that neck of the woods soon.
You charged my "military battery" today!!!
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
Hi, Carol:
This graphic will provide an explanation of why Bill Black (AKA: Jim Quinn) spent the day in Columbus, GA greeting travelers.
The are the most gorgeous gardens. You hear lots of "Ohhhs and Ahhhs" from the visitors. So, enjoy!
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   I can well imagine! Thanks so much for sharing these, Adonis!

    From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 07/10/08 - "     Joe "Adonis" Madagan's E-Mail":

Sure, go ahead and run Joe's E-Mail with the H&DE brochure...  I'd like nothing better than for everyone within a half tank of gasoline radius to see it, be awed, and come see the house and the gardens in LaGrange.
By the way, I looked at the picture with a magnifying glass, and other than the shadow of the portico chandelier that looks suspiciously like a swirling Typhoon logo, it looks okay to me.   I don't see any Rangers photo-shopped in the bushes, or any Marines in Gilly suits about to dispatch the poor little coolie gardener to the Great Weed-Free Perennial Bed in the Sky.
And if anyone does come over to LaGrange, you KNOW I'll give my Typhoon Brethren a private tour of the estate...  My running commentary starts of with ".. Fuller E. Callaway was still wearing short pants in 1886 when C. P. Huntington founded what would become Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company..."
So you know why I'm very popular with the staff at Hills & Dales Estate, to say nothing of the file they have on me at the Foundation office...
But seriously, we had a huge electrical storm come through LaGrange this afternoon, and I was sitting in my office, counting the time between flashes and rumbles to determine how close they really were when there was a sudden Flash/BAMMM that nearly put me on the floor.  The house, about two hundred yards uphill from where I was sitting, sustained a direct hit on the west chimney, putting a split in the brick and stucco about two inches wide and five or six feet long. 
Image #003 shows the cracked stucco, Image #005 is a slightly better view because in the copper-lined valley between the roof planes, you see shattered terra-cotta roof tiles lying in the valley. 
#003 - 6:53 PM #005 - 6:55 PM
 Thursday, July 10, 2008

The "attic" in this area is not easily accessible, so we assume there are no glowing embers up there.  Yes, I know, the word sends up a red flag to everyone, but.... 

We'll see if I have a place to work tomorrow.


   YOWZERONI-RINI - how scary! Thanks for the images, Bill - glad you were protected from the storm!

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 07/10/08:

Hey lady!

Just thought I'd share with you guys a post that I have on my WordArt site - It's before and after pics of
        Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of OH) and me on our diets.  Brent is SO SKINNY!!!  awesome, eh?
Monday, December 31, 2007 Monday, June 30, 2008

me :)

I just had to share some Before/After pictures from this diet that my hubby and I have been on for the last 8 weeks or so. It's really working well.

Wow, I can't believe I'm posting this "before" pic of us. The first shot was taken on in North Carolina at my in-laws' house on New Year's Eve of 2007 - just 7 months ago. Wow! Brent was weighing 255 lbs, and I I post my weight? OK, just keep in mind that I'm 5'8", and hold my weight well (LOL!). I was 194 lbs.

And the second one taken June 30..... Here we are now. Brent is weighing 204 lbs. (WOW!!!), and I am 166 lbs. (I'm pretty thin at 155). I'm getting close to my goal, and I'm pretty excited :) In case you're interested, we're doing the "1st Personal Diet" by Dr. Cohen. It's very exacting, and a bit costly, but IT WORKS!!! and that's the important part :)

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI, thanks, Bethany! You two look mah-velous, Dahlin'! Congratulations!

  Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA - 07/10/08 - "Christian the Lion":

I watched this video three times and teared up each time. What a beautiful miracle caught on tape. The simple uncomplicated way these two young men gave a full life to this magnificent cat took my breath away . I felt heavy hearted for the last note of the state of affairs in this African country.

Christian the Lion
Check this one out! The top link is from snopes and it is a true story - snopes has the video but it is better in the other link. It is great!!! I guess it has been around a while but this is the first I have seen of it. Am not sure I would be that brave with a lion jumping for joy all over me...

   Oh, WOWZERS - what a beautiful story! Okay, Lady, I'll admit it - ya got me!

   Thanks so much, Pam!

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 - update of 07/10/08 - SEE ABOVE

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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Oklahoma Medley

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Surrey with the Fringe on Top

When I take you out tonight with me
Honey, here's the way it's gonna be
You will set behind a team of snow-white horses
In the slickest gig you'll ever see.
Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry
When I take you out in the surrey
When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top
Watch that fringe an' see how it flutters
When I drive them high-steppin' strutters
Nosy pokes will peak through their shutters and their eyes will pop!
The wheels are yellow, the upholstery's brown
The dashboard's genuine leather.
With eisenglass curtains you can roll right down
In case there's a change in the weather
Two bright side-lights winkin' and blinkin'
Ain't no finer rig I'm a thinkin'
You can keep yer rig if yer thinkin' that I'd keer to swap
Fer that shiny little surry with the fringe on the top

Would you say the fringe was made of silk?

Wouldn't have no other kind but silk

Has it really got a team of snow-white horses?

One's like snow, the other's more like milk.
All the world'll fly in a flurry
When I take you out in the surrey
When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top.
When we hit that road, hell-for-leather
Cats and dogs will dance in the heather
Birds and frogs'll sing all together and the toads will hop!
The wind'll whistle as we rattle along,
The cows'll moo in the clover
The river will ripple out a whispered song,
And whisper it over and over
Don't you wish you'd go on forever
Don't you wish you'd go on forever
Don't you wish you'd go on forever
And you'd never stop?
In that shiny little surrey
With the fringe on the top.
I can see the stars gittin' blurry
When we ride back home in the surrey
Ridin' slowly home in the surrey
With the fringe on top
I can feel the day gettin' older
Feel a sleepy head near my shoulder
Noddin', droopin', close to my shoulder
Till it falls kerplop.
The sun is swimmin' on the rim of a hill
The moon is takin' a header.
And jist as I'm thinkin' all the earth is still
A lark'll wake up in the meader.
Hush, you bird. My baby's a sleepin'
Maybe got a dream worth a keepin'
Whoa, you team an' jist keep a creepin'
At a slow clip, clop.
Don't you hurry little Surrey
With The Fringe On the Top.

People Will Say We're in Love

Why do they think up stories that link my name with yours?

Why do the neighbors chatter all day, behind their doors?

I know a way to prove what they say is quite untrue.
Here is the gist, a practical list of "don'ts" for you.
Don't throw bouquets at me
Don't please my folks too much
Don't laugh at my jokes too much
People will say we're in love!
Don't sigh and gaze at me
Your sighs are so like mine
Your eyes mustn't glow like mine
People will say we're in love!
Don't start collecting things
Give me my rose and my glove.
Sweetheart they're suspecting things
People will say we're in love.

Some people claim
That you are to blame as much as I
Why do you take the trouble
To bake my favorite pie?
Granted your wish,
I carved our initials on that tree
Just keep a slice of all the advice
You give, so free.
Don't praise my charm too much
Don't look so vain with me
Don't stand in the rain with me
People will say we're in love!
Don't take my arm too much
Don't keep your hand in mine
Your hand feels so grand in mine
People will say we're in love!
Don't dance all night with me
Till the stars fade from above.
They'll see it's alright with me

People will say we're in love.



They couldn't pick a better time as that in life

It ain't too early and it ain't too late

Startin' as a farmer with a brand new wife

Soon'll be livin' in a brand new state

Brand new state!
Brand new state, gonna treat you great!
Gonna give you barley, carrots and pertaters,
Pasture fer the cattle,
Spinach and termayters!
Flowers on the prarie where the June bugs zoom,
Plen'y of air and plen'y of room,
Plen'y of room to swing a rope!
Plen'y of heart and plen'y of hope.

Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, Ev'ry night my honey lamb and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
Makin' lazy circles in the sky.

We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!
We're only sayin'
You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.

Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, Ev'ry night my honey lamb and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
Makin' lazy circles in the sky.

We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!
We're only sayin'
You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.


We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!
We're only sayin'
You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.
L - A - H - O - M - A


"Oklahoma Medley" midi courtesy of
suggested by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/08/06
Thanks so much, Dave!

"Surrey with the Fringe on Top" lyrics courtesy
of - 07/10/06

"People Will Say We're in Love" lyrics
courtesy of
RODGERS%20AND%20HAMMERSTEIN%20People%20will%20say%20we're%20in%20love%20lyrics.php - 07/10/06

"Oklahoma" lyrics courtesy of - 07/10/06

First Image of Oscar Hammerstein II courtesy of - 07/10/06

Second Image of Oscar Hammerstein II courtesy of - 07/10/06

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

Brown Carved Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/10/05

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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!

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

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05

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