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08/28/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
This One's for You

“To meet, to know, to love—and then to part,
Is the sad tale of many a heart.”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(21 Oct 1772 - 25 July 1834)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is a new Newsletter theme for us, brought to you courtesy of my Haunted Radio. I'm not overly fond of the midi because it sounds rather heavy-handed, so be sure to catch the Bonus Video:

BONUS - - This One's for You - Barry Manilow - featuring scenes of Winnipeg, Manitoba


Happy Birthday today to Tony Lapides ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Richard Coltrane ('57) AND    Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -       Me ('65) of NC AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA;

31 -     Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND      Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND    Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND     My Grandson, Jacob Harty of OR;

1 - Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;

2 - Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND   Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA;

3 - Morton Binder ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   As of 08/17/08, the page originally suggested by      Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD on 01/22/04 has been reactivated: - updated 08/26/08

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


1.   From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 08/26/08 - "Republican Convention":


Have you ever heard the saying, “The Camel has his nose under the tent”? Well, that is the way I feel.  You see, I have been given the honor of going to the Republican National Convention next week as part of the Virginia State delegation. I am of the age now, knowing that I may never get this opportunity again. I have always watched both parties conventions most of my life and thought it would be a lot of fun going to one. So far, it has only been a lot of work. For those that will be watching the Republican convention, I will be wearing an Orange Baseball cap, given to me by Jim Gilmore. I will also try to get a sign onto the floor that says, “BUILD THE FENCE” on one side and “DRILL NOW” on the other. If the sign gets taken away from me, I will just leave the floor and go to the parties. (I hope they take the sign).

Best to you


   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Congratulations, Dicky! That's about the most exciting bit of news I've had lately! Have a marvelous time, and we'll be watching for you!

2.     From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of AL - 08/27/08 - "Please welcome our granddaughter":

Our third granddaughter, Kyrsten Christiana Jones, was born August 25, 2008, in Chesapeake General, and may be there for another week. She was born 7 weeks early, but weighed 4 lbs., 11 oz., and was 17-1/4" long. She is progressing well now.  Tom (Jones - Warwick HS - '60 - of AL) and I will be leaving Huntsville, AL this weekend and heading to the "Sacred Soil" of Virginia (and North Carolina) to see her and her big sister, Kayleigh, who is 3 years old.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 10:07 AM - Chesapeake, VA
Kyrsten Christiana Jones

And by the way, yes, we miss our grandkids, who have grown to three, our family, and our friends, and we are moving back to Virginia.  Yes, our home is up for sale and we are going "home".
Carol,  thank you for your faithful support to the web site.  I'm sure everyone really appreciates everything you are doing, even though they may not tell you.
Susie Overton Jones
Class 1963

   OHHHH, what a beautiful precious little tiny doll baby she is! (It's a well-known fact that I think newborn babies are the most-beautiful creatures on earth.) Congratulations to one and all!

   And y'all are moving back home!! How delightful - I'm doubly happy for you! Thank you so much for sharing all your joyful news with us, Susie!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/26/08 - "Maxine":

Sometimes I think Maxine should run for president -- she was right on with this one!  

Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately -- illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida ..... not me --

I concentrate on solutions for the problems -- it's a win-win situation.

Think about this:
1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments  


Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.  

They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq .... why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.  


The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this -- you cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal', 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery', and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians ... it creates a hostile work environment.

Also, think about this ... if you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone -- YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM!    

It is time for America to speak up!

Yep, I passed it on!

   WILD GIGGLES!!! So did I, Norris - Thanks!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/26/08 - "Top 8 Morons of 2008":

This has been around before, I think, but it still serves a good purpose in helping one realize, at a time when they may think they are the dumbest person in the world; that's my territory, that maybe they're not? I said maybe!

1. WILL THE REAL DUMMY PLEASE STAND UP? AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence.

2. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS: Police in Oakland, CA spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting, 'Please come out and give yourself up.'

3. WHAT WAS PLAN B? An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines, during which the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank accounts.

4. THE GETAWAY! A man walked into a Topeka, Kansas Kiwi Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him.

5. DID I SAY THAT? Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn't control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words, 'Give me all your money or I'll shoot,' the man shouted, 'That's not what I said!'

6. ARE WE COMMUNICATING? A man spoke frantically into the phone, 'My wife is pregnant and her contractions a re only two minutes apart.' 'Is this her first child?' the doctor asked. 'No!' the man shouted. 'This is her husband!'

7. NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED! In Modesto, CA, Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun. Unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket. (Hellooooooo)!

8. THE GRAND FINALE!!! Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert, an hour east of Bakersfield, CA, some folks, new to boating, were having a problem. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get their brand new 22 foot boat, going. It was very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power they applied. After about an hour of trying to make it go, they put into a nearby marina, thinking someone there may be able to tell them what was wrong. A thorough topside check revealed everything in perfect working condition: The engine ran fine, the out-drive went up and down and the propeller was the correct size and pitch. So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard.

They still had the trailer attached to the bottom of the boat.

  Thanks, Wayne Honey!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/26/08 - "Ed Freeman - RIP":

You're an 18 or 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley, 11-14-1965. 

LZ  Xray,  Vietnam. Your Infantry Unit is outnumbered  8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the Medi-Vac helicopters to stop coming in.

You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you're not getting out. Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again.

As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day. Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter, and you look up to see a Huey, but it doesn't seem real, because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.

Ed Freeman is coming for you.

He's not Medi-Vac, so it's not his job, but he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come.

He's coming anyway.

And he drops it in, and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board.

Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire, to the Doctors and Nurses.

And, he kept coming back......    13 more times.....   and took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor Winner Ed Freeman died this week (Wednesday, August 20, 2008) at 80, in Boise, ID.

None of that is Hollywood fiction.

God Bless Ed Freeman.

   AMEN! Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Norris!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/27/08 - "Famous Airman: Jimmy Stewart":

Hi, Carol:
You have already graced General Jimmy Stewart's profile with three outstanding photos to honor his service.
Yet, I thought you might enjoy seeing an action photo of Jimmy Stewart USAAF  discussing mission details with fliers before they take off from England on April 19, 1944. (Courtesy "Military Officer").

He was a Major or Lt Colonel at the time this photo was taken as evidence by his rank insignia on his uniform collar and his cover.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan (57) of FL
Wednesday, April 19, 1944

   WOWZERONI! What a treasure! Thanks so much, Major Madagan!

   I gratefully added it to that page:

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/27/08 - "DONKEY RAFFLE":

Young Chuck, moved to Texas and bought a donkey from a farmer for $100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the donkey died.'

Chuck replied, 'Well, then, just give me my money back.'

The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I went and spent it already.'

Chuck said, 'Ok, then, just bring me the dead donkey.'

The farmer asked, 'What ya gonna do with him?

Chuck said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.'

The farmer said, 'You can't raffle off a dead donkey!'

Chuck said, 'Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead.'

A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, 'What happened with that dead donkey?'

Chuck said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898.00.'

The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?'

Chuck said, 'Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back.'

Chuck grew up and works for the government.

   SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/27/08:

Hi, Carol,
We have a radio station here in Texas that I listen to a lot. They play a lot of the old classics that I remember from high school days. I heard one today. I wondered if you had a sound clip of Connie Francis singing the song, "Where the Boys Are"? Brought back a lot of memories.

   We've used that great old song twice before on our site, Glenn:


   Of course, that was long before we began attaching YouTube videos, so try this: - Connie Francis - Where The Boys Are

   Thanks, Glenn!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/27/08 - "Press One for English....":

I WONDER WHY.... . ..  . . . . . . 
Click on the link 

   Thank you, 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 good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

            Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
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This One's for You

(Barry Manilow), 1976
(b. 17 June 1943)

This one will never sell
They'll never understand
I don't even sing it well
I try but I just can't
But I sing it every night
And I fight to keep it in
'Cause this one's for you
This one's for you

I've done a hundred songs
From fantasy to lies
But this one so real for me
That I'm the one who cries
And I sing it every night
And I fight to hide the tears
'Cause this one's for you
This one's for you

This one's for you
Wherever you are
To say that nothing's been the same
Since we've been apart
This one's for all the love we once knew
Like everything else I have
This one's for you ohhhhh

I've got it all, it seems
For all it means to me
But I sing of things I miss
And things that used to be
And I wonder every night
If you might just miss me, too
And I sing for you
I sing for you

This one's for you
Wherever I go
To say the things I should have said
Things that you should know
This one's to say that all I can do
Is hope that you will hear me sing
'Cause this one's for you ohhhh

This one's for you
Wherever you are
To say that nothing's been the same
Since we've been apart ohhhh
This one's for all the love we once knew
Like everything else I have
This one's for you

"This One's for You" midi courtesy of - 08/28/08

"This One's for You" lyrics courtesy of - 08/28/08

Animated Sparkling Pink Roses clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/13/06
Thanks, Al!

Peach Heart Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/04

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 the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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

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