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07/18/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Missing You

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world,
which I find myself constantly walking around in the
daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
(22 Feb 1892 - 19 Oct 1950)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

  Today's Newsletter theme popped into my head quite naturally as I began to ponder all the items lately that were still missing some attention from me in one way or another.

BONUS #1 - - Missing You - John Waite, 1984

BONUS #2 - - Missing You - Tina Turner, 1996

BONUS #3 - - Missing You - Brooks & Dunn, 1999

BONUS #4 - - Missing You - Alison Krauss and John Waite, 2007


Happy Birthday tomorrow to Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Alan Jecmenek of TX (? - '?);
21 -
  Dale Lucado ('68) of VA AND    Gail Lucado ('68) of VA;
22 -
    Bryce Bartel (Brighton High, UT - '04) of UT!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  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!

   I'm sorry I dropped the ball on this, Barbara.  I would have thought I'd heard from someone by now. Let's try a more direct approach.  I just contacted about a dozen people to help on this.  I hope that will net you some more contact information very soon!

  From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 07/18/08 - "Missing Members of the Class of 1963":

Thank you for your follow-up response.  Actually,  I have heard directly from several Typhoons who were kind enough to provide info. 
I will be providing additional Class of 63 Reunion details shortly.  We are planning to invite other classmates to our Friday night function.  More to follow.
Barb Barnes

   Thanks, Barbara - that sounds super!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 07/15/08 - "The Elderly Golfer":

The Elderly Golfer

Arthur is 90-years-old. He's played golf every day since his retirement 25 years ago. One day, he arrives home looking downcast.

"That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight has gotten so bad that once I hit the ball, I can't even see where it goes."

His wife sympathizes and makes him a cup of tea. As they sit down, she says, "Why don't you take my brother with you and give it one more try?"

"That's no good," sighs Arthur. "Your brother's a hundred and three. He can't help."

"He may be a hundred and three," says his wife, "but his eyesight is perfect."

So, the next day, Arthur heads off to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He tees up, takes an almighty swing and squints down the fairway.

He turns to the brother-in-law and asks, "Did you see the ball?"

"Of course I did!" replied the brother-in-law. "I have perfect eyesight!"

"Where did it go?" says Arthur.

"I don't remember."

   Thanks, Billy!

    For Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 07/16/08 - "    Charles Wiggins (62)":

   OOOPS!!! I forgot to post your waaay cool image and precious memory, Normie!

   Thanks so much, Sweetie!

1968 - Ft. Benning, GA

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 07/16/08 - "07/12/08 - Oscar-Hammerstein-IIs-113th-B-Day.html":


I was an usher at the Village Theater when Oklahoma played, in Hilton Village.  I must have seen it 100 times.  So, I could sing, say all the words to all the songs back then, uh 1957?.

   OOOPS!!! I forgot to post this, too, Norris!

   Thanks again, Norris!

      From Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA - 07/17/08:

Carol:  You are incredible.  I've said that before but you are a master. 

Late this afternoon, my webmaster informed me audios of the columns have been added to the website.  Go to, then click on the Skeeter story and it'll direct you to the audio. 


   COOL BEANS!!! Y'all go check this out - you can hear Harry read his own essay!  How fabulous! Thanks so much, Harry!

      From Me ('65) of NC - 07/17/08:

   Following the recent death of Dr. Orphanidys, I created a Memorial Newsletter, but neglected to make a Dentist's page for him. I've fixed that now:

      - brand new page!

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: 07/12/08

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

   I'm not even close to finished, but I'm-a gonna call it a day for now.  Wait'll you see what I have for - 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  
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 Missing You

Words and Music by John Waite, Mark Leonard and Chas Sandford

Every time I think of you, I always catch my breath
And I'm still standing here, and you're miles away
And I'm wonderin' why you left
And there's a storm that's raging through my frozen heart tonight

I hear your name in certain circles, and it always makes me smile
I spend my time thinkin' about you, and it's almost driving me wild
And there's a heart that's breaking down this long distance line tonight

I ain't missing you at all since you've been gone away
I ain't missing you, no matter what I might say

There's a message in the wire, and I'm sending you this signal tonight
You don't know how desperate I've become
And it looks like I'm losing this fight
In your world I have no meaning, though I'm trying hard to understand
And it's my heart that's breaking down this long distance line tonight

I ain't missing you at all since you've been gone away
I ain't missing you, no matter what my friends say

And there's a message that I'm sending out, like a telegraph to your soul
And if I can't bridge this distance, stop this heartbreak overload


I ain't missing you, I ain't missing you, I can lie to myself

And there's a storm that's raging through my frozen heart tonight


Ain't missing you, I ain't missing you
I ain't missing you, I can lie to myself
Ain't missing you, I ain't missing you
I ain't missing you, I ain't missing you
I ain't missing you, I ain't missing you, ain't missing you, oh no
No matter what my friends might say, I ain't missing you...

"Missing You" midi courtesy of - 07/18/08

"Missing You" lyrics courtesy of - 07/18/08

"Missing You" Image courtesy of - 07/18/08

Animated Footprints Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/08

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

Brighton High School (UT) Logo courtesy of - 08/02/07

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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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