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07/19/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Summer Song

“I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the
summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music.
It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips.”

 - Violette Leduc, La Folie en tęte (Mad in Pursuit)

(07 Apr 1907 - 28 May 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

  Today's Newsletter theme comes to us once more via suggestion from one of my favorite people:

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 06/18/08 - "Newsletter stuff":

For music with summer in the title.....r:

Summer Song - Joe Satriani's instrumental guitar track which is often used at sporting events and for commercials.  Here is the video for it: - Summer Song (Joe Satriani)

   Thanks so much, Faniel!


Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Alan Jecmenek of TX (? - '?)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 -
  Dale Lucado ('68) of VA AND    Gail Lucado ('68) of VA;
22 -
    Bryce Bartel (Brighton High, UT - '04) of UT;

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 07/18/08 - "Note to     Norm Covert":

Thank you so much for keeping    Julius (Benton - '58 - of VA) in your prayers; he needs prayers now more than ever.  On July 11, I was notified that he had been rushed to the ER with a deep open gash at the bottom of his spine.  How this injury could possibly have occurred at the nursing home we'll probably never know.  The gash required 5 stitches and is located in a very precarious location, as you can imagine.  I was told by his physician that it will be very difficult to heal and will require a great deal of tender care by the nursing staff. 
We are optimistic because Julius has beat all the odds thus far, including coming back from pneumonia last fall.  His spirits and strong well and a lot of prayer are what pulled him through.  We noticed he seemed to really rally after being able to come home with the family overnight on Christmas Eve.  With that in mind, we are planning Christmas in August to revive his spirits after this ordeal.  We already have the Christmas tree up!
Thanks again, Norm

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Renee! (Oh, I just made a rhyme!)

   I knew when I began that Prayer Roll a few months ago I was painting myself into a corner because of the glaring omissions which would inevitably follow - the same way I did when I began adding the military emblems - but I still felt it worth the risk. I've forwarded your note to Norm, and added your dear husband's name to the top of that list now. Please give him all our love - and I LOVE your approach to the holidays! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

      From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 07/17/08 - "Woolworth's 1950's Sandwich Menu":

I don't know if you have this on any of the sites.......but what a great memory of the good old days!

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks so much, Gloria! I delightedly posted it here:



    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/17/08:

Greetings, Carol:
Congratulations to         Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of OH)!!! The announcement that he has been accepted for Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA is great news. Achieving the weight loss goal is no small accomplishment and he will find it will not be too difficult to loose even more weight once he begins Basic Training at Fort Knox, KY.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful news of your family, and the family tradition of serving in the Army. Of course we can't forget that his father -        (Paul Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) - served in the US Navy also.
He will need to shave at least twice a day while undergoing training in OCS, with that heavy beard. The older candidates with the heavy beards make good targets for the wrath of the Tactical Officers at Fort Benning.
I choke up a bit when I realize he is entering the Army during a time when our nation is fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Surely he is among the finest generation. Our all volunteer Army is the best we have ever placed in the field of battle.
With the Armor Officer Training moving from Fort Knox to Fort Benning, Armor is a good choice of Branch, because we have the finest Armor fighting equipment in the world.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you, Major Madagan!

         From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of OH - 07/18/08:

Again, my regards to     Joe M.  I appreciate the kind words and look forward to doing my absolute best to excel.  It is time to let it all hang out.  I hope I have time to shave twice daily.  I didn't think my beard was that dark, but I guess it is...he would know! 

love bh

Brent Harty

   Thanks, Brent! Did I mention I'm enormously proud of you?!?

     From Liz Breeden ('61) of VA - 07/17/08 - "Seniors":


   Oh, I really LOVE this, Liz - ALL of it! Thanks so much!!!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/18/08 - "The New Dollar":

Given what's happening with the economy these days, the Treasury department has issued a new dollar bill:

      Thanks, Joyce!


    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 07/18/08 - "Wonderful video - Christian the lIon":


A friend sent this to me.   It made me cry to see the love an animal can have for humans.   There are several other videos at the link, too.
Isn't the lion a beauty?

This video literally brought tears to my eyes!  It is really sweet; do watch it and appreciate again the great hearts that animals have!

   Thanks, Frances!   This is the video that    Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA sent us just the other day, but it's so very moving, I'll run it again for the benefit of any who may have missed it!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/18/08 - "As I've Matured":
   So beautiful, so touching, yet somehow......

   Thanks so much, Joyce!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/18/08:

Hi, Carol:
Once again, thank you for taking on the role of "Typhoon Nation Conduit" by passing along my feeble comments to your son         Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of OH) in response to his announcement that he is enlisting in the US Army and has been accepted for Officer Candidate School, where he will become a Commissioned Officer in the US Army upon completion of this course.
The course is rigorous, and it is intended to be so. When is wife pins his 2LT bars on the lapels of his uniform it will be one of the finest days of his life, and his children will never forget the occasion.
May his faith sustain him during the rigors of Basic Training and Officer Candidate School, as well as the time when he will take command of a Platoon of soldiers. May his character and integrity set an example for those that he will be called upon to lead, for he will learn that the essence of military leadership is becoming the chief servant of those with whom he is called to serve. Joshua will serve as his best example of military leadership and keep him grounded as he is called to take on more responsibility as a Commissioned Officer.
"To all those who shall see these presents, Greetings, know ye that special reposing trust in the fidelities and abilities of...Brent Harty"...the preamble to his Commission will always be a part of his life.
God Speed, Brent.
Joe Madagan

      Thank you so very much, Major Madagan!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/18/08 - "THIS WILL BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY":

Just to brighten your day!!!!  I know people who are just about this "smart."

SO LAUGH - Enjoy!

Two blondes living in Oklahoma were sitting on a bench talking, and one blonde says to the other, "Which do you think is farther away... Florida or the moon?"

The other blonde turns and says "Helloooooooooo, can you see Florida?????"


A police officer stops a blonde for speeding and asks her very nicely if he could see her license.

She replied in a huff, "I wish you guys would get your act together. Just yesterday you take away my license and then today you expect me to show
it to you!"


There's this blonde out for a walk. She comes to a river and sees another blonde on the opposite bank. "Yoo-hoo!" she shouts, "How can I get to the other side?"

The second blonde looks up the river then down the river and shouts back, "You ARE on the other side."


A gorgeous young redhead goes into the doctor's office and said that her body hurt wherever she touched it.

"Impossible!" says the doctor. "Show me."

The redhead took her finger, pushed on her left shoulder and screamed, then she pushed her elbow and screamed even more. She pushed her knee and screamed, likewise she pushed her ankle and screamed. Everywhere she touched made her scream.

The doctor said, "You're not really a redhead, are you?

"Well, no" she said, "I'm actually a blonde."

"I thought so," the doctor said. "Your finger is broken."


A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind the
wheel was knitting! Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, "PULL OVER!"

"NO!" the blonde yelled back, "IT'S A SCARF!"


A Russian, an American, and a Blonde were talking one day. The Russian said, "We were the first in space!"

The American said, "We were the first on the moon!"

The Blonde said, "So what? We're going to be the first on the sun!"

The Russian and the American looked at each other and shook their heads. "You can't land on the sun, you idiot! You'll burn up!" said the Russian.

To which the Blonde replied, "We're not stupid, you know. We're going at night!"


A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night. It was her turn. She rolled the dice and she landed on Science & Nature. Her question was, "If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?"

She thought for a time and then asked, "Is it on or off?"


A girl was visiting her blonde friend, who had acquired two new dogs. She asked her what their names were. The blonde responded by saying that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex.

Her friend said, "Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that?"

"HELLLOOOOOOO......," answered the blond. "They're watch dogs!"

   Thanks again, Joyce!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - 07/19/08 - "NO E-MAIL":





   Well, Jimmy, dat jus' don' make no sense (English major, ya know)! Come to think of it, very little lately has made any sense at all, so I shouldn't be surprised.... BUT I checked my listings to make sure I didn't do anything goofy to them (not that I ever do anything goofy, and your name and addy are still safely there, so I assume Juno must be blocking my missives again - yeah, like THIS:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

Technical details of permanent failure:
PERM_FAILURE: Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550

  Come to think of it, yesterday's announcement had about twice as many reject notices as usual. Hmmmm.....

   Okay, two rules for eva'body:

  1. If you haven't received a notification for a day or two, check the Newsletter page; they're ALWAYS posted there. You need never miss the news just because there may be some problem with emailed announcements:

   Bookmark that page, if you'd like.

   2. If you see an obituary and I haven't finished a Memorial Edition (or at least posted an "IN PROCESS" note and a link to the obituary) by 10:00 AM, I have missed it completely, so please notify me immediately.

   Thanks, Jimmy!

   Hey - wait a minute!  Whachu mean, "WENT BACK INTO THE HOSPITAL"?!?  Okay, back onto the Prayer Roll you go! I hope you're feeling much better by now!

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

1.   Julius Benton ('58) of VA - diagnosed years ago with Pick's Disease; update of 07/18/08 - SEE ABOVE

2.   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

3.   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

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

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.       My Niece, Shari, of VA - hospitalized 07/19/08

7.     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

8.   Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - knee surgery with complications on 07/01/08 - update of 07/10/08 - SEE: 07/12/08

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12.   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).

13. 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. "

14. 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

    Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - "I WENT BACK INTO THE HOSPITAL TUESDAY (07/15/08)"

16. 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"

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

18. 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

   We'll all be running up somewhere halfway between here and Ohio tomorrow afternoon to see our seven darlings before they leave for their various destinations.  We don't really like to travel on the Sabbath Day, but given the mere nine days of notice they had and commitments we'd all made previously, it was our only option.

   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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 Summer Song

Written by Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani's "Summer Song" midi courtesy of - 07/19/08

Image of Koith Morant's (of New Zealand) Painting, "Summer Song", courtesy of - 07/19/08

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

Animated Fiery Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

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

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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!

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

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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