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08/20/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
The End of the World

“Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode
is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything,
the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures,
that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.”

- G. K. Chesterton

(29 May 1974 - 14 June 1936)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This Newsletter theme was first used just over three years ago, and is another one of the first issues following the restoration of my computer systems after a three month non-voluntary hiatus:

BONUS #1 - - The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis, August 2, 1965

BONUS #2 - - The End Of The World - Herman's Hermits

BONUS #3 - - The End Of The World - Brenda Lee, 1963


   Happy Birthday today to our Two-Fer:     Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

23 -  Charles Allen ('57) AND         My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA;

27 - Pat Helmick Glover ('57)
AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND   My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ!


by continuing computer problems, I have decided to reactivate a page originally suggested by      on 01/22/04:

   Hopefully, this will help address the problem in a number of ways.  Just don't forget to click on it each time!

  From Richard Rawls ('71) of VA - 08/19/08 - "Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54 - of VA )":

It was reported at our church that Dale Chestnut is home recuperating. Might want to check with    Sandi (Bateman Chestnut - '65 - of VA) for a better update.

Richard (71)

J. Richard Rawls

   That's welcome news! Thanks so much, Richard! I've noted that update on our "new" page: 

  From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 08/20/08, 5:49 PM - "Update on Dale":

After three weeks in the hospital, Dale's health finally improved enough that he came home last Thursday. He's still weak and tires easily, but overall is doing much better. He had a defibrillator implanted last Tuesday, that will shock him if his heart stops again. He also had a heart catheterization, which showed three blockages in two of his main arteries. Because the doctors are concerned that surgery could cause more neurological problems, they decided to treat the blockages with medication, at least for now. Since he's not having any pain or complications from the facial fractures, he's not having any surgery on his face at this time either. His memory is improving, as he remembers more and more every day. The cardiologists have told us it's a miracle that he survived this trauma. Thanks to everyone for the prayers and positive thoughts that were sent our way.


   That is fabulous news! Thank you so much for letting us know, Sandi! 

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 08/20/08, 5:13 PM - "Billy Snead":

Hi Carol,
I just received this from my friend,   Evelyn Casey Snead, Class of 57, concerning her husband Billy.  Please include this in your website so that people will be made aware of this and will also have address for sending cards to him.
Thank you so much, Evelyn
For those of you who do not know, Billy is in the hospital after being diagnosed with leukemia.
He had not been feeling well for several months. He quit smoking with the help of the drug Chantix about thirty five days ago mainly because he did not feel well. The drug helped withdrawals, but I feel the drug may have weakened his condition. He had a cough which is not uncommon when nicotine is taken away. His back began bothering him again and he was tired.
On Saturday, August 9th he had what I thought and other family members thought was a three to four second seizure. He did not lose conscientious. He snapped right out of it.
That Monday, August 11th, he was seen by his primary doctor who ran blood tests. Tuesday, the doctor called for him to have the blood tests done again. On Wednesday, the doctor called Billy with the blood tests results and asked him to go to ER immediately. He had a bone marrow biopsy in the ER and they admitted him at St. Mary's Hospital. St. Mary's informed him on Friday he had acute leukemia and they would be transporting him to the Medical College of Virginia (MCV).  He was moved on Saturday, August 16th to MCV.
Today is Wednesday, August 20th, and he has not started any chemo treatment yet. MCV did another bone marrow biopsy and has confirmed the leukemia.
He had teeth pulled yesterday because the hospital did not want any complications from infections which his teeth have caused recently. Today he has had a Hickman line/port (I never have been sure what to call it) put in for chemo, blood transfusions, blood withdrawals, etc. He will also have routine heart and lung tests before beginning the chemo. We think the chemo will probably be started Thursday, August 21st. The chemo, I think, that he will be getting will be administered for seven days, and then he will have a long month in the hospital fighting to get everything back to as normal as possible - hopefully to remission.
We have been so touched by all the love and good wishes everybody has sent this "icon's" way. Thank you very much. We will try to keep you up to date.
He is in room 011, MCV North Hospital, 6th floor. You can send cards to 1307 Peachtree Blvd. Richmond, Va. 23226.
.....If you would like to forward to friends, please do.
Love you all, the Snead family

   YOWZERONI!!! Thanks for letting us know, Evelyn! I've added Billy to our "new" page: 

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/19/08 - "RE: 08/18/08 - Meriwether Lewis' 234th Birthday")


I spent many weekends in St Charles from 1963-1967.  My wife attended Lindenwood College from 1965-1967.  We go back there every few years to see the campus.  The Eureka cut off is now hard to find.

   Lindenwood College! Oh, WOW, I still remember their radio commercials after all these years away from St. Louis!

   Thanks for the memory, Norris!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 08/19/08 - "Davy Crockett...":

Thank you for bringing us Davy Crockett...I watched it every week!!!

   Thank you, Jean!
I did, too - but then, we did lead those parallel lives, didn't we?!?

From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/05/08 - "We've All Been There!!! " (#12 in a series of 15):

We've All Been There!!!

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!



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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The End of the World

Music by Arthur Kent; Lyrics by
Sylvia Dee

(Skeeter Davis, 1963)
(30 Dec 1931 - 19 Sept 2004)

Why does the sun go on shining?
Why does the sea rush to shore?
Don't they know it's the end of the world,
`cause you don't love me anymore?

Why do the birds go on singing?
Why do the stars glow above?
Don't they know it's the end of the world?
It ended when I lost your love.

I wake up in the morning and I wonder why ev'rything's the same as it was.
I can't understand, no I can't understand, how life goes on the way it does!

Why does my heart go on beating?
Why do these eyes of mine cry?
Don't they know it's the end of the world?
It ended when you said good-bye.

"The End of the World" midi courtesy of - 08/09/05

"The End of the World" lyrics courtesy of - 08/09/05

Earth Flame Destruction Image courtesy of 
at the suggestion of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 08/15/05
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Nine Animated Gold Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/09/05

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

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

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