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08/14/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Green Leaves of Summer

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; ..... A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

- Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4, 8 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme came to us rather unexpectedly as a couple of things happened almost simultaneously.  While I was seeking the midi file for the "Once There Were Greenfields" Newsletter suggested by    Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA on  08/06/07, I also found a midi for this, one of my all time favorite songs.  For a YouTube live rendition, see:

   Then when I checked my mail, I found this note from One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 08/07/07 - "Dear Carol, A Meaningful Presentation !!! Please Open ":

Dear Carol,

Too beautiful to keep to myself, I share it with you.

Your Friend, Herbie

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'! That is indeed very beautiful - and a perfect addition to this particular Newsletter!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 08/02/07:

   While my #6 son,       Dale (Harty - Hillsboro High, IL/American School, IL - '02) of VA, was home for the past few days, at my request (and delaying his departure a bit), he graciously switched a couple of my systems for me.  In the long run this is going to greatly simplify my life and save me an incredible amount of time.  But at this point in my life I'm a slow learner, and will need a little period of time to adapt to the new ways.

   The next two or three (or more) regular Newsletters will have shifted content as I do this.  Some bits and pieces you might never suspect are literally taking me hours to process.  While some older items may finally be making an appearance, some new things may be delayed a bit.  Don't worry if you don't see something you just sent me. 

   I'm almost getting the hang of it all now.  But try not to search for any logic in what does appear.   SHHH - I'm still "thinking"!


   A Big Happy Birthday today to   Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA! Saturday will be   Darlene Willis Marshall's (Hampton HS - '68) of VA birthday, and on Sunday we'll have another True Two-Fer!    Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA and     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA will both be celebrating!

   Many Happy Returns to One and All!

   Y'all be sure to take a look at that page.  How are we going to wish you a happy birthday (or in the case of my coo-coo brain, forget to wish you a happy birthday) if we don't know when it is?!?  Thanks!

From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw High, OR - '94) of IL - 08/14/07:

Don't forget to put in sweet little Joe Joe's pic for the b-day section.  I know that you're out of town, but when you get back!  Hope things are going well for you guys.  We sure miss you. 


   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Okay, Lady, you twisted my arm! Today is also the birthday of my highly adorable grandson, Joseph Harty of IL!

   Happy Fourth Birthday, Joe-Joe!

Sunday, July 29, 2007
Brent and Joe Harty

   I snagged this reenactment shot from Brent's 8th Missouri Cavalry CSA Blogspot:

   Thanks, Bethany! I love and miss y'all, too! Pass out those hugs and kisses for me!


   Hit #63,500 was made on the afternoon or evening of Thursday, August 9, 2007 - just after I left town for a few days.....

  From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 08/07/07 - "   Herb Hice":

Carol... I forgot to tell Herb to 'drop' in his easy chair and think about doing 25 push-ups because he guessed my eyes were blue! Hope it isn't too late to include it at the bottom of my letter from this a.m.! 

   OOPS!!! I s'pose it WAS too late, after all, Sepi - SORRY!  But "better Nate than lever" - or sumpin' like that!

Just went to bring a package in that the UPS man dropped off.   The heat is so soggy it's like trying to draw a breath of air from a soaking wet sponge.  the temperature is 101 degrees here in Raleigh ~~~~ and I know it's hotter in Fayetteville, maybe 105?  I just realized computers don't have that little thingy that indicates degrees, what's up with that?

"Dimples" aka Sepi

   And yes, the weather this week has been hotter than the hinges of Hades down here.  While we were gone, I'm told it hit 110 degrees.  When you open your front door, and you're blasted with enough heat to make you feel as though you're standing too near a bonfire in October, something is just wrong.

   Could someone please tell me what the scientific justification for this much heat is?!?  Does it serve any useful purpose in the Grand Scheme of Life?  I'd really be interested in knowing.....

   Thanks, Sepi!

From one of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 08/07/07 - "Dear Carol, Turnabout is fair play !!!":

Dear Carol,

Even though I am only an "ADOPTED Marine" on to your website, I feel I have a responsibility to point out inequitable treatment.

Let me explain ~~~~~ 
You have seen pictures of me in a highchair at approximately 6 months old. You have also seen pictures of me in the Marine Corps and other pictures of me and my family through out the years, including up to the present time of 83 years old.
NOW THEN ~~~~~
It seems to me that I should be entitled to see pictures of YOU and ALL your friends in AGE PROGRESSION,  from your NNHS Graduation Pictures up to (or around) the present time. All  Beautiful YOUNG GIRLS and BOYS that never seemed to age even a little bit over time.  
I am suggesting that two pictures should appear where only one appears now. one picture should remain the same, Right beside that picture would show an age progression picture (of their own choice) up to (or around) the present time. It would be very interesting. 
Dear Carol, I love your website, I am not finding fault in any way and I hope you won't misconstrue my suggestion, it would be like an embellishment. I don't know if it would be too much work for you BUT, it is only a suggestion. 

Hoping I am still your Friend, Herbie

   YOWZERONI, Herbie Darlin'! It's a lovely idea, really it is, but I don't think there's enough time in the world to pull it off!

   You can, however, see all the pictures anyone would ever want to view of me on my personal web site:

     Baby Me: 1948 / 1953   Little Me: 1954 / 1958   Young Me: 1959 / 1963   Slightly Older Me: 1964 / 1966   More Enlightened Me: 1967 / 1969

     Married Me: 1969 / Present:    1969 - 1979    1980 - 1989   1990 - 2003

   Actually, what you suggest was one of my original ideas, back when I thought this would only apply to the NNHS Class of 1965.  In one of the most neglected areas of the site, you can view the embryonic fragments of that vision:

A    B    C    D-E    F-G    H    I-L    M    N-R    S    T-V    W-Z

   And when the ever glorious     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD suggested that we add enlargeable high school images to each Newsletter entry back on 10/13/05, we were quick to comply with that.  Shortly thereafter, the always lovely    Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA suggested just what you are asking now.  I thought it was in the realm of possibility then, but much as it grieves me to have to refuse you, I just don't see how I'll ever be able to pull it off now.  It would just take forever, and use up extra space, and I don't know what effect it would have on whatever limits we still have, and oh, nevermind. 

   Here ya go. You're just too darn cute for me to say "no". Thanks, Sweetie! We'll start with you and me:

      Herb Hice of MI           Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC

   And oh, yes.  Because your webmistress has a near-classic case of OCD, you'll note that whenever possible, these other images (if you position your little mousie in a holding pattern over them, will show the date of the photograph in question at the bottom left-hand side of your monitor.  No extra charge for this compulsive service.

   Oh, and Herbie Darlin' - you'll ALWAYS be my friend!

  From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/07/07 - "Bryan Curtis (gave) permission to share his story":

If you know someone with this habit, although sad, it's worth passing on. A family shares their grief to help others.

   YOWZERONI!!! Thank you, Shari! This is difficult to see, but very valuable!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/07/07 - "Famous Soldiers":

Hi, Carol:
The Army Historical Foundation publication, "On Point" recently featured a contest to name the army unit to which certain celebrities with Army service were assigned during their tour.
After comparing the list in the article with the pages of the Famous Soldiers page, I have a few names to suggest that you consider adding to your website.
They are:
Tony Bennett
Jimi Hendrix
Tom Mix
Carl Reiner
Lou Groza (Lou "The Toe" Groza)
Monte Irvin
Dan Blocker
Ralph Houck
This should keep you busy and out of trouble for a little while.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Why, yes, Major Madagan, that surely oughta do it!! Okay, Adonis, I'll try to get that done ASAP!  Thanks so much!

  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/07/07 - "COLOR TEST":


   Well, Glenn, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but as you know, in my case, you're just too late.  I went crazy years and years ago.

Thanks - this is fun!

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 08/08/07 - "Response (to    Melody Clendenin DeBerry - Warwick HS - '66 - of VA)":

Hi Melody,
In response to your question about my wife's name, I am married to Suzanne Lyon, who I know you know. I think your brother is Jerry, isn't he? How many Clendenin's are there?  Jerry and I met way back in the 60's at the Folk Idea and began playing music. In the early 80's we formed the bluegrass group Crabgrass. Did Jerry graduate from Warwick High? Suzanne's sister Careen Lyon Hunt lives in northern Virginia and was a 1964  Warwick High graduate. Careen and I went to Warwick Jr. High school together in the 8th grade but didn't know each other back then. I didn't meet Suzanne until 1988 and we got married in August of '89.
F.A. Saunders (HHS '64)

   Crabgrass??  What a great name!!! Thanks, F.A.!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 08/08/07 - "I love that song... ":

   Well, of course, you do, Jean!  We have near identical tastes - GIGGLES!!!

To    FA Saunders (Hampton HS - '64 - of VA):  My father also drove a CRT bus for awhile after getting out of the service...that is probably how he knew Frank.

   Thanks, Lady!

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 08/08/07 - "It will stand":

Hi Carol,
Have you posted the words to the Showman's song "It Will Stand"? If you have can you tell me which newsletter it is in? Flip side of the 45 was "Country Fool" I believe. Remember seeing the Showman at a dance at the old Hampton Country Club back in 63 I guess it was.
F.A. Saunders HHS '64

   No, Sir, that one hasn't yet appeared.  We'll try to catch it in the fall.  Just don't let me forget!

  From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 08/10/07 - "Danke Schoen":

Webdoll Carol,

Sincere thanks and kudos for your generous play of the nostalgia on my U.S. Army anniversary. It made me blush (
  Neta Mae Collins [’60] and Micki Ellenson [‘60] did that to me, too, in D Period Journalism). Who wouldn’t be proud to be between Julia Child and Joltin’ Joe Dimaggio. You deserve lots of hugs!

   I made you blush?!? I'm so proud of myself!  I don't think I've ever done that before!  When I was a freshman at Old Dominion, I did have a very young English instructor who used to become quite flustered when I stared at him intently with awe and wonder whenever he would digress into some bit of trivia which seemingly I alone found fascinating, but I don't recall his ever blushing.

(I did search out your picture on the ’61 Anchor showing a girl of your description in the Junior Band picture, second row, second from the window,    Rochelle Spooner ('63 - of NY) in front. I scanned it and will send if you like).

   Oh, my glory!  Yeppers, that's us, all right!  Rochelle looks adorable, as always.  If I recall correctly, that photograph was single handedly responsible for my never having my hair permed again.  It was "posta" be a "body" perm, or something.  OUCH!

1961 Anchor

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks so much, Sweetie!

I’ve attached my basic training photo. I have the graduation book somewhere and will try to identify the Peninsula guys as time allows. Many of them went on to Fort Polk, La., and thence to the Republic of Vietnam, arriving just in time for the storied Tet Offensive in January 1968.

   Not a very pleasant time to arrive, I must say... Thanks again, Norm! I've updated both Famous Soldiers and your own private page:

1967 - Norman Covert
Ft. Benning, GA

   Now I just need your middle name and place of birth - and any extra occupational information you'd like included.
Thanks again for all that you do in making this website so complete. Hope you enjoyed your days away from us. Your son,
          Dale (Harty - Hillsboro High, IL/American School, IL - '02 - of VA), mirrors the ability of my No. 2 son Patrick (’99, Gov. Thomas Johnson HS, Frederick, Md.), who breezed in here from New York with two of my grandchildren (Isabelle and Aiden) last weekend and managed to fix two of three computers and declare one DRT (dead right there).

Who can forget 58th Street Beach!

Norm Covert ('61, MD)

   MORE GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Normie!

  From Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 08/12/07 - "Thanks, Carol":


I can’t thank you enough for posting  Charley Nuttycombe Night on your NNHS65 website.  Over 130 NNHS and Menchville athletes and fans turned out to honor our special coach. Many of the Nuttycombe family attended as well.  Coach Nuttycombe’s acceptance speech was unbelievable and we wished someone had taped it.  He had many stories and reflections of experiences at both high schools. 

Thanks, again Carol.  The Peninsula Sports Club has a friend in you.

Steve Veazey, NNHS ‘60

   Certainly, Steve! It was my privilege to do that!  And I haven't forgotten all those updates about that night; I'm just kinda slow.....

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/13/07:

  Bill Lee (WHS - '54 - of NC) sent this to me yesterday, as a follow-on to our prior discussions about the NN Dodgers and their old stadium on Virginia Avenue at 73rd Street

It's an 8x10 aerial view of the Huntington Courts apartments (and surroundings) from a position over the river and looking towards the railroad tracks. I can pretty much date it based on what appears (and what doesn't!), and also by comparing it with the picture that was in the 1946 book about Newport News.

As I remembered, home plate and the grandstand behind it was located just about 73rd Street and Warwick Boulevard. The 'vacant' lot across the road is really the navy reserve center's ball field. The gym is partly in view at the extreme left of this photo. The area to the right of the stadium (which I believe was also called Builders' Stadium, back then - and also The Home of the Baby Dodgers) was used for parking, and also is where some circus and carnivals set up, in the late 40s/early 50s. During WWII, it was steel plate unloading and interim storage area for the shipyard. The fairly large building to the left of the stadium is where Rulane Gas Co. was located, back then. Or maybe it was called Suburban - I forget.

Across the tracks, the then-largely undeveloped area around Jefferson Avenue can be seen. The white building on the far side of Jefferson is the Dr. Pepper plant (you can even make out its distinctive tower). In the upper left-hand corner you can just barely see a part of the Military Highway traffic circle.

And near that, what looks like a barracks-type building is the area where POW's were located, during the war (I think - but its just a guess on my part - that these were the ones that worked in the port area).

Lastly, part of the then-brand new Huntington Courts apartments dominates the lower right hand quadrant of this image.

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! This is such an important image, I've posted it in four places:

      - brand new page!



   Thank you so much, David - and Bill!


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

2. 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

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

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

5. 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

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

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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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 1967
will hold its 40-Year Reunion on Labor Day weekend:
Friday, August 31, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Friday by the Fountain, City Center, Oyster Point - Social:
Gather at the Red Star Tavern for conversation, relaxation & fun - Casual Dress - Pay your own way


Saturday, September 1, 2007 - Buffet Dinner/Dance, The Omni Hotel, Newport News

Sunday, September 2, 2007 - Omni Sunday Brunch

CONTACTS: Marty -; Wanda - 757-867-9070; or Melissa - 757-874-0094



  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/24/07 - "Summer's Not Over Yet! "- #7 in a Series of about 38:

It's not Buckroe, but it'll do in a rush!

This is sand? Thought this was one you'd enjoy seeing; it all took place in British Columbia.


   WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Chris!

   My eyes are bothering me right now, so I've ripped this letter apart and reserved many things for later, but there's much, 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

Green Leaves of Summer

- Theme from the film "The Alamo" (1960)
(Paul Francis Webster / Dimitri Tiomkin)

(The Brothers Four)

A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin'.
The green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.
'Twas so good to be young then, in a season of plenty,
When the catfish were jumpin' as high as the sky.

A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin'.
A time to be courtin' a girl of your own.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
And to stand by your wife at the moment of birth.

A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin'.
The green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.
'Twas so good to be young then, with the sweet smell of apples,
And the owl in the pine tree a-winkin' his eye.

A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin'.
A time just for livin', a place for to die.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.

'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.

"Green Leaves of Summer" midi courtesy of - 08/14/07
and extracted with the kind assistance of my #5 son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 08/14/07
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Green Leaves of Summer" lyrics courtesy of - 08/07/07

Image of Green Leaves courtesy of - 08/14/07

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!

Green Ivy Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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

Siuslaw High School Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 05/27/07

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

Animated Laughing Head courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/25/06
Thanks, Janice!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks so much, Al!

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