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07/13/07 - NNHS Newsletter
Let's Hang On

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”

- William Feather
(25 Aug 1889 - 7 Jan 1981)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    Welcome to another Friday, the 13th!
   We're taking a little break from our summer time themes to honor a request from 
  Paul Dobie ('66) of CO and DC - 07/05/07:

..... I have a song request unless you have already played it this year. “Let’s Hang On” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – 1965…I guess I am a little nostalgic…I remember the girl I sat in Antine's with while this played on the jukebox… Ah, the 60’s….....

   Thanks for the suggestion, Paul!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 07/13/07 - "Our Own Seventh Birthday!":

   What an appropriate theme - and quotation - for today!  Our web site is seven years old today! Who would ever have imagined such a thing?!? Thank you all for your support!


17 - Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA
19 - Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA

  Many Happy Returns to you both!


   Hit #62,500 was made in the evening of Thursday, July 12, 2007, but I missed it AGAIN!  ARGHHH!!!

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/11/07 - " Re: Linkous Ancestral Home Images":

".....David, I spent about 90 minutes yesterday looking through my files for those beautiful pictures you took of the Linkous Ancestral Home. I know they're there, and I know they appeared on a Newsletter, and I just can't find them. If you could please tell me the day they were taken, I could locate the Newsletter in which they appeared, and then I could see in which folder I stashed them, and then I could stop pulling out the remaining strands of hair on my head....."

Sometimes it is easier to scan than to search. So, you may select from the attached images as you wish.....


   Or... I could select them ALL..... Thanks, Brown Eyes!

Linkous Family Home, Montgomery County, VA
Linkous Family Home
Linkous Family Home Linkous Family Home viewed from Family Cemetery
Linkous Family Cemetery

  From Linda Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX - 07/11/07 - "Jody Turner Brinkley":

What ever happened to Jody Turner Brinkley? I think she was a cheerleader and much younger than (I).

   Hmmm.  I am somehow drawing an total blank on this, and I know I'm probably going to feel like an absolute idiot when the truth is revealed, but I can't place Jody.  I noticed I'd never made a cheerleader page for the Class of 1967, even though that gorgeous   David Whitley ('67 - of VA) has graciously allowed me to borrow his senior Anchor just to facilitate problems such as this.

   Okay, let's make a deal.  I'll make that page, and one of you sweet angels can tell me to what class Jody belonged, and perhaps then one of y'all can tell Linda whatever became of her.

   Thanks for the nudge, Linda!

  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/11/07 - "Check out Newport News High School, Girls Basketball Team 1923":

Hi Carol,

I was searching for yearbooks this evening and came across this site. Have you seen it?

Newport News High School, Newport News, VA Girls Basketball Team 1923

Speaking of basketball players, seeing 
Terry Seay's ('67 - of TN) picture in a recent newsletter brought back a vivid memory. I was partnered with Terry in Chemistry Class ('66 or '67) for some noxious experiment or other, when he decided to break out into an a capella rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Uptight (Outasight)", to the delight of the class. I don't remember the teacher (hence my search for yearbooks) but he or she may not have been present at the time.

Being a petite princess, I naturally had a great admiration for all things tall, especially those basketball players. Which reminds me--I have a chiropractor's appointment tomorrow.

Typhoons 4 Ever!
Chris Starkman

PS Thanks for the Summer Rain. We're not getting much of that in SoCal lately.

   No, Chris, I had not seen that page - or the image - before, but I took the opportunity to snag it for our Odds and Ends page:  And as it's the oldest item in that collection, it's right at the top of the page:

 - brand new page!

   Of course it's in chronological order!  You know how compulsively obsessive (or is it obsessively compulsive?!?) I am about such things!

   Might your chemistry teacher have been Mrs. Baker or Mr. Leonard??

   (OOPS! I never made Mr. Leonard's page either!) 

   I hope you enjoyed your chiropractic visit.  Best wishes on your badly needed rain! Thanks, Lady!

  From Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 07/12/07 - "Coach Nuttycombe's Recognition Dinner":


In addition to coaching, Coach Nuttycombe was also a teacher. Many of us (boys and girls) had him for Geography. I remember him as one of the most congenial teachers I ever had.

Many of us also had him for driver's training. I still think of him when I don't have my hands in the "ten and two" position on the steering wheel. And some of his lessons must have stuck, since I've only had 1 ticket in the 40+ years I've been driving. (Honest, Coach! It's not my fault! I don't know how it happened! I was passing a tractor-trailer, going up hill over a mountain - I didn't know my old car could go that fast!!!!!!).

Even though I am unable to attend the dinner, I send Coach my best wishes and thank him for all the lessons he taught that have helped me get through these last 40+ years.

Shirley Eanes Matthews (Class of 66)
Louisa, VA

   Thank you so much, Shirley! I posted your recollections on Mr. Nuttycombe's page:


  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 07/12/07 - "Wedding":

Hi Carol,

I had a request for a pic of my brother at the wedding.. this is the only snapshot I have...I am sure the photographer had a good one...ha

Peace & Blessing,

Saturday, July 7, 2007

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! That's beautiful, too!  Thanks again, Cheryl!


  From Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 07/11/07:

Carol, dearest of the Dear, our Peninsula Sports Club is holding a special night for ex-NNHS/Menchville HS coach Charley Nuttycombe and we desperately need a method of spreading the word. Your web site might be the best of ways to do so.

Please, capture/reformat/re-do the following and post as a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – MILESTONE AWARD on NNHS65:


The Peninsula Sports Club honors NNHS and Menchville HS Coach Charley Nuttycombe
 Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 6:00 PM - Social; 6:30 PM - Dinner (BBQ, fried chicken & trimmings)
 Knights of Columbus Hall – 100 Columbus Way (off Nettles Drive) Newport News, VA
 Cost is $8 per person; RSVP no layer than Thursday, July 26, 2007 by calling 886-2745 (X100) or 592-8848.
 All (1956-1970) NNHS and (1970-1989) Menchville HS football and track team members
are encouraged to attend and make this a truly memorable night for Coach Nuttycombe.

Many, many thanks to you, Carol.

Steve Veazey NNHS ‘60

   Oh, Steve, how exciting! It'll be carried on all the Newsletters between now and then.  It's also posted on the main page of the site, as well as Coach Nuttycombe's page:


.    Thanks, Sweetie!

From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA to    Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 06/29/07  - "Looking for NNHS - class of 67":

If anybody has any contact information on the following- please let me know....Melissa is sending out letters with a form for you to return for the upcoming Reunion and we need to contact the following:

Frances Artman Shelton
Tanya Colleen Back Culp
Bradford Michael Bethea
Karen Kay Bost Jessup - I have sent her an email
Cathy Lee Crocker Kinzler
James Norman Dinwiddie - I sent him an email
Billy Conn Fox
Jerry Wayne Garrison
Robert Edward Howell - We called him Rocky
Colleen James Cole
Cloid Kenneth Jordan
Patrick Jude O'Brien
Eugene Leroy Price
Judith Ellen Salken
Kenneth J. Schwartz
James Clifton Wright

Thanks & hope to see you all soon for the BIG 40 !! :-) Marty

Marty McCoy
Office Manager

  From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 07/01/07 - "Looking for NNHS - class of 67":


We are searching for classmates for our upcoming reunion during Labor Day weekend ... can you help?

Contact Marty McCoy at

 I think we can do that, Terry! I'll call Marty soon - really, I will - and make another page or two for your Reunion, and then we'll try to hunt these Sweetie-Pies down for you.  I'm pretty sure at least one or two of them should be a piece of cake!

   Thanks, Terry - and Marty!

   And by the way, the world still wants to know: Will this be an open reunion?

   And what were your class colors and flowers?

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 06/26/07 - "Calling all Riverside Hospital Graduates":

I just received this email from a high school classmate to pass on. Please pass onto anyone you think might be a nurse or knows someone so they can have a great reunion. With so many people moving or getting married or re-married after graduation, it is hard to find everyone and emailing is a wonderful tool.



I know you have access to other classes besides our own. We are trying to let as many people know about our reunion as possible. Please forward this if it is not too much trouble.

Riverside School of Professional Nursing is having a Grand Reunion of all classes July 21 and July 22, 2007. There will be a luncheon on Saturday and a tour of the new school campus. Saturday night is open for the individual classes to meet. Sunday there will be a family picnic in NN Park, Jefferson Avenue near Ft. Eustis.

If you are a graduate or know someone who is, please help us get the word out so as many as possible will know and be able to attend. e-mail response or questions to:

You can also e-mail me.
Judy Ring Whitehead


   Thanks, Karrin! We always try to promote any and any reunions to help insure their success, as I've come to believe they are more important than we ever realized.  I've also added this listing to our "Dates to Remember" below.



2. Thursday, July 26, 3007 - Last day to RSVP to Peninsula Sports Club for Coach Charley Nuttycombe's Milestone Award

3. Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Peninsula Sports Club's Milestone Award for Coach Charley Nuttycombe's  

4. Thursday, August 2, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

5. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967

7. Thursday, September 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

8. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957

9. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for All of Us - OPEN TO ALL

10. Thursday, October 4, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

11. Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Reunion - NNHS CLASSES OF 1941 AND 1942

12. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

13. Thursday, November 1, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

14. Thursday, December 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

15. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   As these five messages were consuming so much space on each Newsletter, I've decided just to publish the NEXT upcoming reunion on each Newsletter:

The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007, at 3:00 PM at the Beach home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot,
504 West Ocean View, Norfolk, VA

Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:

Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


  From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 07/11/07 - "Magazine Ads of yesteryear - #2 in a Series of 8 or 9":


Thought you might like these.

Great old Ads. Although, the last one is questionable for this forum.

God bless

Richard Dawes

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Dicky!

   There's much more to come - next time!

   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

Let's Hang On

(Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, 1965)

There ain't no good in our good-bye
True love takes a lot of tryin’, oh I'm cryin’

Let's hang on to what we've got
Don't let go girl we've got a lot
Got a lot of love between us
Hang on hang on hang on
To what we've got

You say you're gonna go and call it quits
Gonna chuck it all and break our love to bits
(breakin’ up) I wish you'd never said it
(breakin’ up) No no we'll both regret it

That little chip of diamond on your hand
Means a fortune, baby, but you know it stands
(for your love) A love to try and bind ya
We just can't leave behind us

Baby (don't you go) Baby (oh no no)
(think it over and) Stay

Let's hang on to what we've got
Don't let go girl we've got a lot
Got a lot of love between us
Hang on hang on hang on
To what we've got

There isn't anything I wouldn't do
I'd pay any price to get in good with you
(patch it up) Give me a second turning
(patch it up) Don't cool off while I'm burning

You've got me cryin’, dyin’ at your door
Don't shut me out let me in once more
(open up) Your arms I need to hold you
(open up) Your heart oh girl I told you

Baby (don't you go) Baby (oh no no)
(think it over and) Stay

Let's hang on to what we've got
Don't let go girl we've got a lot
Got a lot of love between us
Hang on hang on hang on
To what we've got

"Let's Hang On" midi courtesy of - 07/06/07

"Let's Hang On" lyrics courtesy of - 07/06/07

“Hang On” poster Image courtesy of - 07/12/07

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

Twig Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/12/07

Animated Birthday Cake Courtesy of Gathered Gifs at - 04/15/04

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

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

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

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