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07/28/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sealed with a Kiss

A kiss seals two souls for a moment in time.

- Levende Waters

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 
   Today's Newsletter theme comes to us by special request from    Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA on 07/25/08 - "Summer of Love":

Dear Carol,
Your musical theme has raised a sweet memory of summer hanging out at Red's Pier, with loudspeakers  blaring "WGH in Old Virginny!" I hope everyone is enjoying a summer of love and happiness.
Typhoons Forever!

   Thanks, Chris! It hasn't been quite a full year since we ran this one - and it came to us then by a special request from    Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - but who am I to argue with easy work for a Monday morning - especially when it involves a song as lovely as this?!?

BONUS - - Sealed with a Kiss - Brian Hyland

TRIVIA TIDBIT - Do you know that I never, ever, visited Red's Pier?!? I think I lived in a Dixie Cup even way back then.....


   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -     Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND         My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, American School, IL) of NC;

31 -
  Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND    Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA;

01 -        My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC AND    Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA;

02 -
  Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND   Eddie Beasley ('64) in Ethiopia!

04 - The United States Coast Guard - 1790

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit #75,500 was made on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 8:50 AM by an unidentified AOL user. 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - 07/26/08, 6:37 PM:









   WOWZERONI-YOWZERONI!!! Thank you for letting us know, Jimmy! Okay, I've taken you off again and added the gals to it. Y'all take care of yourselves up there!

   And I hope this means that you've talked Juno into letting me through to you again - yes? No?? Maybe so?!?

   From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/26/08, 10:41 PM - "Thank you":

I just want to thank you, sweet lady, for the special effort you made yesterday to put out a newsletter when you received my update on 
  Jerry (Allen - '65 - of VA).  That was so kind and generous of your time.  I just read the newsletter tonight that explained how you threw together a "quickie" to get that out.  We appreciate it so much.

   Certainly, Dearest Judy! I'm not going to postpone urgent prayers just so I can be a slacker! We have some mighty Prayer Warriors in our Typhoon Nation, and I wanted them on the job ASAP!

Jerry wants to come home.  He is so tired of lying around.  All the progress he made walking has slipped a little with having to stay in bed. We both appreciate all the attention, visitors, and prayers.  We love our Typhoon friends and family.
Did you get the good news that      Jimmy DeBerry ('64 - of VA) went home July 10th and is doing GREAT? [according to     Melody (Clendenin DeBerry - Warwick HS - '66 - of VA)]  He is walking each night, having therapy a few times a week and progressing very well.
Again, thanks for all you do and we will keep you and your family as well as the other ailing Typhoons in prayer.
God bless you!

   Ohhhh, that IS wonderful news! Thanks so much, Lady!

         From My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL - via phone call of 07/27/08, 9:00 PM:

   Rachel (Harty of IL) has completed her physical therapy, and is now totally healed!

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks, Lewis - and give her a hug and a kiss for me, please!

    From Johnnie Bateman ('67 / '70) of VA - 07/27/08, 10:58 PM - "Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) Update":


I don’t have much to report on Dale yet; they did do a cat scan yesterday (Saturday) on his head injuries, but we have not heard the cat scan results.

Dale is still sedated and it appears he is slowly improving, but it's going to be a long haul for him. Tomorrow (Monday) three specialists are to meet and discuss what will be done in regards to Dale's broken nose and cheek bone and what heart surgery will be needed. I also know that a transfer to Riverside may be forthcoming.

He is still in ICU listed critical.

Carol, prayers are greatly needed and appreciated.


   YOWZERONI!  Prayers are being offered at this very moment! Thanks for the update, Johnnie!

  From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 07/27/08, 11:04 PM - "Dale (Chestnut  - Nakina HS, NC - '54)":


This is an e-mail I forwarded to our friends about Dale's illness.  I know that Johnnie notified you about it and thought you might want a little more detail.  Feel free to include it in your newsletter as we need all the prayers we can get for his recovery. 
My wonderful husband, Dale, is critically ill in ICU at Mary Immaculate Hospital. He had a heart attack and ventricular fibrillation after playing golf at Ft. Eustis on Friday morning.  He fell on concrete on his face, causing a broken nose, fractured cheek bones and I'm not sure what else. There's also the possibility of brain damage due to lack of oxygen.  Two of his fellow golfers saved his life by performing CPR immediately and the fire station at Ft. Eustis is right across the street, so the paramedics were on the scene immediately.  The doctors are keeping him heavily sedated, until they can find out the cause and also for the pain in his face.  He had a physical last Wednesday and everything seemed to be fine.  The doctor told us today that he's in the 5% that have survived this long, for which we are grateful.  The team of doctors treating him are meeting tomorrow to see what the next steps are.  Our children, Kelly, Trudy, and Kimberly, are all here and as you can imagine, we're at the hospital most of the day.  Please keep us all your prayers.

   Yes, ma'am - of a surety! Thank you, Sandi!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/26/08 - "You Can't Always Get What You Want":


Readers may recall that the song, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was used in the opening scenes of the film, "The Big Chill", during the funeral of Alex.

(Trivia Item: Alex was played by Kevin Costner, but his scenes were cut, and he was never seen "alive" on film.)

Anyway, Karen (JoBeth Williams) is introduced by the preacher, who says she will play a song which was a favorite of Alex's. As the first few notes are heard, and the attendees recognize the song, they each begin to grin. Only later in the film do we learn why that song was so amusing ... and apropos.

   Thank you, David! There's nothing like a familiar song to evoke an entire unspoken theme!   I kept wondering why I has having difficulty recalling this scene, and then I realized I'd never seen the movie - slows me down every time!

   Hmmm, 1983 - "The story of eight old friends searching for something they lost, and finding that all they needed was each other."

   It sounds like my kind of movie. I'm not sure why I've never seen it; maybe it was rated "R" or something..... Thanks again, Brown Eyes!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/26/08 - "Irena Sendler":

The clip that    Cookie (Phillips Tyndall - '64 - of VA) sent in is something that    Judy (Phillips) Allen ('66 - of VA) had brought to my attention a few days ago. I had heard of the magnificent woman previously and knew of her wonderful work solely for the sake of others. I did not know that she had recently died, and as I told Judy, the world is now a lesser place because of it.

I also didn't know that she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize at the same time as Al Gore; we know who won.
Something is not right when a lady lays her life on the line to save others' lives with absolutely nothing to gain, perhaps other than a clear conscience, as she did and NOT win the "prize", but lose to Al Gore!
His contribution - well, he did give a slide show of photos taken by others and he did speak on the issue of his cause, mostly scripted by others, and he was well known. I place no value judgment on his message.
Now, if you're ever in a really tough situation, who would you prefer come to your aide, a guy with a clicker or Irena Sendler?
Now, I will put my well worn soap box back in the garage! I know that you don't like to "print political issues", but this, in my opinion, is more about what should have been regarding the prize: justice. And the winner is: Irena Sendler! 
Take Care!

  I think you speak for legions there, Wayne Honey - thanks so much!

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 07/27/08 - "Irena Sendler":

This says it all about a great lady.

   Thanks, Dicky Darlin'!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/27/08:

Hi, I'd like to share a Google Maps link with you.

Link: <,-76.413774&spn=0.00153,0.003358&z=19&layer=c&cbll=36.986707,-76.413887&panoid=FLZn6HFCNP9Pzvvfjo85pw>

We all mourned the demolition of the old pool, but it seems that NN has constructed a nice replacement.

   Oh, that's waaay cool - and these Google street maps are absolutely mesmerizing - almost a free trip back to OOSG!


   Thanks so much, David!

   Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/27/08:

Greetings from Tampa Bay:
Thank you for sharing this image of the recreation grounds that stand where the old World War II Memorial Municipal Swimming Pool was located. It sure looks nice, and it will surely serve the East End community very well.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Adonis!


   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 07/27/08 - "BEACH TIME - Buckroe - Canepa Cottage Birthday Party on Saturday, Sep 27, 2008":

BEACH TIME - Buckroe - Canepa Cottage Birthday Party on Saturday, Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm until ??

Hi Everyone!!!!
It is that time again!!  Dick and I will be at the Canepa Cottage from Sep 15 thru mid-Oct 13 and we look forward to seeing you ----------- the Welcome Mat is always out during the entire month - please feel free to stop by at any time.
If you call anytime during the month and you do not get an answer, we could be on the Glider on the Back Deck or I might be reading a book at the water's edge, so remember to call me on my Cell Phone:  817-845-1824 If you knock on the front door and you do not get an answer, please walk around back and see if we are there.
If during the month or at the Party and you would like to sit on the beach and visit, please bring sand chair/s.
As we did last year - it is time to 'gather' again to celebrate yet another year.  
The Birthday Party will be on Saturday, September 27th from 2pm until ????????  The only Birthday Gift that you need to bring (in addition to yourself and sunshine) is something to eat OR drink if you prefer something different than Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks - which we will furnish.
AGAIN, This year, please PARK past the Cottage turning at the SECOND LEFT into the condos area where there is a vacant parking lot.  If you are too tired and cannot make the walk up to the cottage, call me on my Cell and I will come and pick you up.  The parking spaces in the front of the house are for The Owner, The Renters on The First and Second Floor, Disabled Guests, previous Mystery Guests, Current Mystery Guest/s, and Overnighters.
Cottage (Wild and Wonderful on front and Happy Birthday Banner)
760 North 1st Street
Cottage telephone:  757-850-3194
Ev's Cell Phone:       817-845-1824
I will also have my laptop:  Hopefully, it will be working. 
Look forward to seeing each of you.
Love, Evelyn

   Thanks, Evelyn! I've made you a brand new page:

From Jean Baker Howell ('69) of VA - 07/27/08:


Please email    Sandi (Bateman Chestnut - '65 - of VA) that I am thinking of her and saying prayers for Dale (Chestnut - Nakina HS, NC - '54 - of VA).  

   Thank you, Jean! I forwarded your note to Sandi!

Hope you are doing okay.

Thanks, Jean Baker Howell

   "Okay" might be a bit of a stretch, but I'm still here! Thanks again, Jean!

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

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - update of 07/25/08 - SEE: 07/25/08

2.   Julius Benton ('58) of VA - diagnosed years ago with Pick's Disease; update of 07/18/08 - SEE: 07/19/08

3.   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

4.   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

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

6. 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

7. Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA suffered heart attack on 07/25/08, fell on sidewalk during attack, breaking his nose and cheekbone and losing a tooth; is in critical condition in Mary Immaculate ICU

8. Carol Cook Campbell ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - heart catheter; at home now and doing fine

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

10.     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; update of 07/26/08 - "went home July 10th and is doing GREAT; walking each night, having therapy a few times a week and progressing very well"

11.   Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - knee surgery with complications on 07/01/08 - update of 07/10/08 - SEE: 07/12/08; update of 07/20/08 - SEE: 07/21/08

12. 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; update of 07/27/08 - "has completed her physical therapy, and is now totally healed!"

13. Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - hip surgery - at home now and doing fine

14. 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

15. 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

16.   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).

17. 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."

18. Marsha Rice ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - knee surgery - at home now and doing fine

19. 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

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"; update of 07/19/08 - finished her radiation treatments and is now cancer free !!!!!  - will be having reconstructive surgery in August.

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

22. All of Us


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:

     Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND PERHAPS OTHERS:  - 07/23/08

   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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Sealed with a Kiss

Written by Gary Geld and Peter Udell, 1960

(Brian Hyland, 1962)

Though we've got to say good-bye
For the summer
Darling, I promise you this
I'll send you all my love
Everyday in a letter
Sealed with a kiss

Yes it's gonna be cold, lonely summer
But I'll fill the emptiness
I'll send you all my dreams
Everyday in a letter
Sealed with a kiss

I'll see you in the sunlight
I'll hear your voice everywhere
I'll run to tenderly hold you
But, Darlin' you won't be there

I don't wanna say good-bye
For the summer
Knowing the love we'll miss
Let us make a pledge
To meet in September
And seal it with a kiss


Sealed with a kiss
Sealed with a kiss
Sealed with a kiss

"Sealed with a Kiss" midi (courtesy of - 08/21/07
at the suggestion of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/19/07
Thanks, Joe!

"Sealed with a Kiss" lyrics courtesy of - 08/21/07
also at the suggestion of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/19/07
Thanks again, Joe!

"Sealed with a Kiss" animated title art courtesy of - 08/21/07

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!

Sealed with a Kiss Envelopes Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/21/07

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

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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

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

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

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