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07/23/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Country Blues

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong,
 a homesickness, a lovesickness.”

- Robert Frost
(26 Mar 1874 - 29 Jan 1963)

Friday, May 4, 2007 - Tabitha, Phil, and William Henry Hoyle Friday, May 4, 2007 - Tabitha, Phil, and William Henry Hoyle

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   What a treat we have for you today!!!

   From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern Virginia - 05/06/07 - "Phil Hoyle to Iraq":

..... Attached are two pictures of our son, Phil, his wife Tabitha, and 6 month old William Henry. Phil's Virginia Army National Guard unit has been mobilized. They are down in Mississippi for training, and then on to Iraq for a year. We will enjoy having Tabitha and William stay with us while Phil is away.


   From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern Virginia - 07/18/07 - "A song from Iraq":

Hi Cousin Carol,

My son,
Phil, put together the attached song in Baghdad using his guitar and MacBook.


   Other than that, I'm speechless.....

   Thanks so much,  Cousin Henry!
Do you think Philip would mind if we used this on a Newsletter this week??

I'm sure it would be fine.

   OH, GOODY!!! Thanks, Phil!


1. Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 07/20/07:

Thanks so much for adding me to your mailing list. I look at this EVERY night!!!! I love it!

Will you do me a favor. Again, I can't figure out how to do it. Will you enter my e-mail address? I saw a tab somewhere that had classmates' e-mail addresses. I would like my listed if you can add it. Will you also add my name to the site for "mailing list." I see
Roberta's (Hilsdon - '70 - of GA).

Thanks so much. What a great job! I LOVED the pictures of Buckroe Beach.


   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Welcome aboard, Kathy!  The reason you couldn't figure out how to add your name to the Alumni and Contact pages is that other than the Guest Book, THIS IS NOT AN INTERACTIVE SITE!  You just joined us the only way possible - through me!

   There are two very good reasons for this: 1) I have no idea how to do that.  I don't even know how to run a blog - from either direction!

   And the BIGGIE: I have steadfastly resisted my children's repeated attempts to teach me such a thing, because despite the hundreds of hours it would save me, I might lose some control - and I'm a total control freak!   This is a sad but true fact I've come to understand about myself only in the past four or five years. So there ya go.  This realization came as such a shock to me, because I always thought I was such a Sweetie-Pie. Sigh.

   But anyway, I've officially added you to these pages:

   We look forward to hearing from you often!


   My sister,    Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC, will be celebrating her birthday on Thursday!

  Many Happy Returns, Lady!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/19/07 - "National Museum of the Marine Corps":

..... My first visit will be next month, when the United States Seagoing Marine Association presents and dedicates a memorial monument to the Heritage Center to honor those Sea Duty Marines who served in the capital ships of the fleet. It is a beautiful white granite stone, three tier monument. Very fitting. We are the first veteran group to afforded this opportunity.

Semper Fidelis,

   That's wonderful, Joe!

   I'm sorry this message was not included in the last Newsletter, but it was one of those that decided to take a tour of cyber-space for reasons of its own, and just lately appeared in my email inbox.

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII to     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/19/07 - "Marine Corps Museum At Quantico!":

Hi Joe Madagan,

Thank you very much for your E-Mail about the Marine Corps Museum at Quantico. When I returned from the Central Pacific in January of 1945, I was stationed there until the end of WW II. It was mainly an air base. They did repairs on the F4U Corsair fighter with many Civilians working on the base. The FBI had a training facility also located there. At that time there was never any talk of a Marine Corps Museum. Many years later, in 1980, I had the opportunity to revisit Quantico and at that time the Museum was just getting started. As I recall the building was very small. On the inside were some glass cases spread around with Marine Corps pictures and stories. On the outside was one F4U Corsair Fighter and one Navy Blue Angles Jet Fighter. The pictures from     Al Simms ('60) of VA show massive expansion of the Museum. I opened the (page from) Carol's Newsletter and viewed all the pictures.

Herb Hice

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'! It's always a thrill to me to hear from experts in the field - and you certainly qualify!

    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63)  of MD) to     Al Simms ('60) of VA - 07/19/07 - "National Museum of the Marine Corps":

Hey Al,

The figures in the scenes....are they wax figures? Although I would not put it past the Marines to have live soldiers holding the pose for hours on end with an occasion shift rotation. Ha, Ha.


   GIGGLES!!!  Aren't those figures amazing?!?

    From Al Simms ('60) of VA to     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63)  of MD) - 07/19/07 - "National Museum of the Marine Corps":


<< live soldiers holding the pose>>

Hmmmm, I had not thought of that. They do look very real - maybe you are right............


   MORE GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Gentlemen!

    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63)  of MD) - 07/23/07:


How on earth did you ever keep track of the blog between Al, Joe and me? Even I was having difficulties.

Chandler Nelms

   Well, Gorgeous,
it would have been far easier if some of those messages hadn't chosen to "hide" until hours and days later!  Thanks, Chandler Darlin'!

  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 07/19/07 - "Video of the 50 States - It's Awesome! Absolutely beautiful!!!":

This is better than good; it's spectacular!

I think you will like this. Find quiet time, sit still, relax and enjoy. It does take a while but it is worth it. It is a video of all the states in the US.

Just click on the site below and watch as it rolls by..... Be sure your sound is on, because the music is nice.

   WOWZERONI!!! This is just incredibly moving! Thanks, Glenn!

  From John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA - 07/20/07 - "In Memoriam - Class of 1970":

Don't forget David Richard Shook. I believe he passed in June of 1992. Ricky and I were very dear friends who grew up on Buxton Avenue in the east end of NN.

   Thanks, John! I added Ricky to that page:

   With the information you provided, I was able quite easily to find his birth and death dates on the SSDI.....

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/20/07 - "Just for You - Doo-Wop Horses":

Cheer yourselves up with this one.

Wait for the entire screen to load up with all four horses and a fence in front of them. Then click on each horse. Make sure your sound is on. Re-click on any horse to make it turn off or turn it back on again Somebody did some real wizardry of programming to coordinate this! Try clicking on the horses from left to right, then right to left, then just one or two at a time... Do them in random order for some weird songs. It's fun and a good stress reliever.   

   Oh, what outrageous silly fun! Thanks so much, Joyce! There's far too little silliness in this world!

  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/20/07 - "Michael Vick":

Dear Typhoons & Friends,

As a dog lover and a relatively normal person, I am appalled at the recent news regarding dogfighting. I had no idea it was so widespread and so lucrative. Supporting HSUS campaign to persuade the NFL to suspend player and alleged dogfighter Michael Vick will send a strong message that this is NOT OKAY! Now that a grand jury has indicted Michael Vick on federal animal fighting charges--including reports of extreme cruelty to dogs who weren't aggressive enough--it's clearly time for them to get off the dime.

Please ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend Michael Vick immediately for his cruelty. It will only take a minute.

Here is the link:

   Thank you, Chris.For those of you unfamiliar with this story, here's what was published in the Daily Press:

From the Daily Press - 07/20/07 - "The love is gone":

The love is gone

Weeks ago, Michael Vick still felt his fans' love. Maybe not anymore.

Published July 20 2007

Michael Vick never has heard boos like this. Perhaps no athlete has.

Since a federal indictment Tuesday alleged that the Newport News native and Atlanta Falcons quarterback has been involved in dogfighting, more than 600 responses -- overwhelmingly negative -- have been posted on

The comments not only stress the cruelty of dogfighting, but they point to the alleged brutality of dog owners who killed losing animals by drowning, electrocution and body-slamming.

One comment read:

"For all the poor dogs who suffered untold pain and horrific deaths due to sick Vick & friends, I pray the 4 of them are convicted and spends some quality time in prison …Come on NFL, do the right thing and cancel Vick's contract ASAP."

Another read:

"Regardless of what he accomplished throughout his high school, college or even now, the core of this problem is that he obviously doesn't respect nature or even what it offers. Not only did he morally disrespect these creatures, he also shone a new light from a new perspective on his career and his "accomplishments." Thank you Vick, for allowing this humiliating act of violence to stain the children's minds all over the world. For once can we get a responsible "celebrity."

Other comments allude to race -- Vick is African-American -- and used such terms as "thug" and ghetto."

So we are officially light years from a few weeks ago when Vick told a television reporter that "everybody loves Michael Vick."

People in the past might have felt this deeply about other athletes' connections to heinous crimes, but today's news consumers have more interactive tools at their disposal – to talk back to the news organizations and other news consumers – than in any time in history.

Also, because of the Internet, news organizations today have more sophisticated ways of receiving, displaying and broadcasting content.

Marilyn Watkins, athletic director at Warwick since Vick's senior year, saw parts of the indictment in a television broadcast. She said the accusations bore no resemblance to Vick, whom she first met when he was an eighth-grader at Ferguson High. Watkins was then a physical-education teacher.

"Honestly, no," Watkins said. "That doesn't sound like the person I knew in high school. ... It does not sound like Michael would do something like that.

"In high school, Michael was always friendly to all students. He had good rapport with all students. He had good rapport with fellow teammates, and he had good rapport with teachers."

Watkins paused when she was read some of the comments by Internet posters.

"I really don't have any comment to that," she said. "I just feel the judicial system needs to go through its process, and hopefully he will be cleared of all charges in the end."

But before a legal conclusion, expect more piling on in these sound-bite crazy times.

In a statement released Thursday, Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, had this to say:

"Michael Vick is no hero. A string of dead, wounded and suffering animals has been left along the Eastern Seaboard as a consequence of this dogfighting ring. Federal authorities have charged Vick with felony offenses. This is no moment to tell America's youth to look up to such a man."

Rob Dixon, program director at WHOV at Hampton University, has grown frustrated for weeks over the attention of the dog-fighting allegations – particularly in relation to other social ills.

"To me, it's amazing that folks have gotten this upset over dogs," Dixon said, "and people don't pour half the emotion for the kid who got shot in Newport News last night."

Dixon has been waging a battle on that issue on the forum, the LC, but since the indictment, he is seeing the other side more clearly.

"I might have come to the realization in the last couple days – conversing with some of these folks in chat rooms – that people love their dogs, like their children.

"So for someone to do to an animal, to someone they feel like was their best friend, this is personal for them."

Dixon, who is the radio voice of the Pirates for HU athletics contests, said the criticism also "does have some racial overtones," because "there's a difference in the way the media and the public treats black athletes."

To him the criticism might be less harsh were Vick white -- because race is an incendiary element thrown into any controversy.

On the other hand, one national columnist, Jason Whitlock of the Kansas City Star, pointed out that activist Al Sharpton and Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons joined PETA in criticizing Vick in a letter to the NFL.

"True, the letter wasn't all that harsh," Whitlock wrote, "but the fact that Sharpton would in any way publicly hold a black person responsible for any action is historic."

So forget race as an overriding factor.

The issue here is man's best friend, and right now, he's not named Mike Vick.

  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 07/20/07 - "Sum-sum-summertime...":

What a great tune...sure takes me back to that time when we were young and carefree (and thin...)! I remember thinking that    "Dimples" (Dinwiddie - '58) was one of the prettiest girls I had ever seen (I did not know her name). Also    Sharron Wanderer ('61) was the prettiest cheerleader. I was short, fat, and had buck teeth...however, thankfully, I KNEW HOW TO HAVE FUN!!! Well, I am happy to report that I am still short, fat, and still have buck teeth (hey that's better than NO TEETH!) and STILL KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN!!!

   WILD RAUCOUS GIGGLES!!! That you do, Lady!

How 'bout "One Summer Night"?

   OH, WOW!  How could we have overlooked THAT one?!?  Excellent suggestion, Jean!

   I was able to find the midi and lyrics quite easily, and the Newsletter is all in place even as we speak - well, except for the graphics....


   From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 07/19/07 - "RE: 07/17/07 - See You in September":

Reference the song "I Know Why Dreamers Cry":

Gary Church was the singer in Adrian Brandt's band (Adrian and the Sensations ?). They played at the Checkmate and Zodiac in the 70's. Adrian and Gary started out with the band, Kenny and the Klovers, started by the Mishoe brothers, Kenny (on base) and Watson, who sang country songs. There was another brother who played lead guitar, but I cannot remember his name. Anyone?

   Thanks, Gloria! I wouldn't know, but I'm certain someone will!

  From Steve Pullen ('65) of VA - 07/19/07 - "Jackie Millikin Gray":

Carol - do you have Jackie Millikin Gray's ('65) new email address? She moved from North Carolina to Surry, Va.

   Sorry, Steve, I didn't even have her former addie. Perhaps Dave (Arnold - '65 - of VA) and Pam (Smith Arnold - '65 - of VA) can help??

  From Steve Pullen ('65) of VA - 07/19/07 - "Jackie Millikin Gray":

Thank s - I'll check with    Becky (Crank) Tench ('65 - of VA).

    From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 07/20/07 - "Jackie's Addie":

I let    Steve (Pullen - '65 - of VA) know that I didn't have any updated info on Jackie (Millikin Gray - '65 - of VA). Perhaps if you just post an announcement that we're looking for her I'm sure we'll hear something.

   Thanks, Dave!

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 07/20/07:


I wanted to ask     Chandler (Nelms - Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) if he knew a couple of guys that were twins who went to Hampton High. Their names were Donnie and Ronnie Fromal. They were my neighbors when I lived on Clifton Street in Hampton in the Wythe area. I worked for their dad in the shipyard.

   Oh, Chandler...


  From Me ('65) of NC - 07/23/07:

From 07-17-07-NNHS-See-You-in-September.html - Beaconsdale: 

 - brand new page!


From Who Knows HOW Far Back - 1962's 45-Year Reunion:

   New Heavier Coverage on the Main Page:



From 07-03-07-NNHS-Summertime.html - Missing 1967 Classmates:

   New Heavier Coverage on the Main Page:

     - brand new page!


  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!


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

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

3. 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

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

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967 - FRIDAY NIGHT: OPEN TO ALL

6. 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

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

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

9. 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

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

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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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 - #7 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

   Sanitized tape worms!!! Say, I've never tried those! Do ya s'pose they're still available somewhere?!? WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Dicky! This one made my day!

   There's much more to come- including a couple of items I removed temporarily for clarification - 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

Country Blues

 Written and Performed by Philip Hoyle

Wellll, I'm out here in the country,
The country of Iraq,
And I don't really like it here;
I want to go on back
To my home back in Virginia
To see my little boy.
I want to sit him on my lap
And sing him songs of joy,
But I'm sitting in a bunker
Listening to the rockets fall,
And I really have decided
I don't like this place at all.

Wellll, I'm out here in the city,
The city of Baghdad,
And I don't really like it here;
I really will be glad
When I go home to Virginia,
Get to sleep in my own bed,
Get kisses every morning
From the woman that I wed.
But I'm sitting in a bunker
Listening to the rockets fall,
And I really have decided
I don't like this place at all.

Wellll, I'm out here in the Green Zone.
And they say it's really nice.
There's a palace and a pool here,
But I really would not think twice.
If I could leave here for Virginia,
You know what I would do:
I would pick up my guitar
And I would come back home to you.
But I'm sitting in a bunker
Listening to the rockets fall,
And I really have decided
I don't like this place at all.

“Country Blues” mp3 courtesy of Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 07/18/07
WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI-ROOTIE-TOOT-TOOTIE! Thanks, Cousin Henry - and Philip - for everything!

“Country Blues” lyrics transcribed by the Webmistress - 07/22/07

Images of the Philip Hoyle Family courtesy of Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 05/06/07
What a beautiful family!  Thanks again, Cousin Henry!

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

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

Fence with Pink Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/29/06

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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