08/30/07 - NNHS Newsletter
Dancing Queen

"On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.”

- George Gordon, Lord Byron,
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
(22 Jan 1788 - 19 Apr 1824)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I love this song!  I love to dance!



1. , 2. and 3.    Karen Bost Jessup ('67) of FL,    David Bost ('62) of FL, and     Bill Bost ('61) of NC - 0829/07 - "Added to List ":

I would like to be added to the list for "1967".  I live in Florida and my maiden name is "Bost". 

My brother, David Bost wants to be added to the class of "1962".  He lives in Florida with his wife, Barbara.

My brother William (Bill) Bost would like to be added to the class of "1961" and he lives in Hudson, NC with his wife, Audrey.

Thank you.
Karen Bost Jessup

   A Three-Fer! Certainly, Karen! We're delighted to have all of y'all with us! Welcome aboard!







   We have a Twofer today!    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA is celebrating 59 years, and        I'm turning the Big 60 here in NC - YOWZERONI!!!:


   Have a great day, Chuck!

   And lest I become sidetracked tomorrow (not that I ever do....), we'll have a Three-fer then:    Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA and    Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA  are both having birthdays, as is my #2 grandson, .  Jacob Harty, currently in the process of moving from IL to OH, who'll be turning ten.


   Many Happy Returns, Sweeties!  


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 08/28/07 - "Hope you have a wonderful Birthday... ":

and receive many wonderful blessings...we love you lots! 


p.s.  Wish we could go out and giggle.....

   GIGGLE? US?!? GIGGLE?!? WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Wouldn't that be a hoot?!?  Thanks, Jean! Love you, too!


  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 08/29/07 - "Celebration":

Good Morning, Carol,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Many more to come.  I have a ton of stuff to do today, my day-off, but I wanted to wish you the best of days.  Later
Jay Styles, '68
PS.  You never learned how to drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can't imagine life without driving.  You missed such a rush.  Have you ever parachuted?  Get out of the house, lady. 

   Have I ever parachuted?!?  Jay, Honey, I have a freaky enough time as it is just walking down a flight of stairs! I am THE biggest wuss you ever met! And I thought you were always exhorting us to keep America's highways safe. I'm just doing my part!

   But I do get out of the house occasionally, when I'm sufficiently pushed and prodded. In fact, I've been out of the house SO much lately, I'm having a very difficult time putting in the necessary hours to finish these Newsletters on time.  Somehow I can't be in two places at the same time. But I am having fun! 

   Thanks, Sweetie!

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 08/29/07 - "Happy Birthday":


I hope you have a wonderful birthday. I just love it when you catch up to me. 

As always, the newsletters are wonderful and it is good to hear from other band members like   Norm Covert ('61 - of MD).  He lived on 52nd Street, if memory serves me.  His sister    Rachel graduated with my class in '64

Another person from the North End is in need of our prayers.  Some of you may remember Harvey Estes.  He went to Stonewall Jackson and NNHS.  I think he graduated from Ferguson in '65.  Harvey has cancer and is not doing well.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.  His sister,   Helen (Estes Thomas)  graduated in 1960.  She died some years ago (12 Feb 1997) from cancer.  Harvey lives in the D.C./MD. area and his parents still reside in NN.

Thanks to Cousin        Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) for all the info he passed on to help      Peaches (Price Taylor - '64 - of VA) and me find some of our long lost family.  We have had a great time working on this. 

Also, praises to another super sweet Cousin       Al Dorner ('66 - of VA.  Thursday, the Daily Press published a color photo he took of the Deer Run Golf Course.  He is so talented.

I'm heading to Tampa in a few days and hope I can get my mobility back.  The summer has been difficult, but September is almost here.
Take Care of Yourself

   Thanks, Linda-Linda! I'm so very sorry to learn of Harvey's condition!  We'll certainly keep him in our thoughts and prayers.

   Thanks for all the news!  Give my love to Peaches, and have fun in Florida with your family!

  From  Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 08/29/07 - "NNHS Class of 1970 ":

Sherry Ann Williams



   Thank you so much! I really appreciate the diligence that you and    Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA have shown in completing this page accurately, Carol Anne.  I've added Sherry's dates to the Memorial page for the Class of 1970:




   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 08/29/07 - "Lake Maury":

In case you are interested, my photo of Lake Maury that I shot last year at the height of the leaves changing color is in the Daily Press today on page D6 just above the comics.

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks for letting us know, F.A. - and congratulations!

   From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 08/29/07:

Dear Carol,

I lived across the street from Ms. (Rose) Binder on Roanoke Avenue, and across 16th lived    Billy Bryant ('62). Down 16th lived    Steve Sparkman ('63). They were both my good buddies.  I think of them often.

I was born in Stuart Gardens 836, the only house with 4 trees in the front yard....My house was on the corner when I went NNHS. I think it was 1225 Roanoke, Corner of 16th.


Rochelle Spooner

   Thanks, Rochelle! Wasn't that a great place to spend your youth and childhood?!?

   I posted your comments there:





      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 08/29/07 - "Dear Carol, Just a friendly reminder of men rules":

Dear Carol,

Looking at the Mens' perspective of "The Rules", all done in a friendly sorta way.

Your Friend, Herbie

The Man Rules­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down
 Finally , the guys' side of the story.
I must admit, it's pretty good.)
We always hear
"the rules"
From the female side. 
 Now here are the rules from the male side.  

These are our rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered "1 "

1.   Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports - It's like the full moon
or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport.
And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem
only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the
 other one.

1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials..

1. Christopher Columbus did
NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not
A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it
will be scratched.
We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like nothing's wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine...
Really .

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball or

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape.
Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Herbie Darlin', you may be surprised to learn that due to some strange hormonal imbalance of mine, I completely agree with almost all of this! Except that asking of directions thing. And the shoes. I don't have nearly enough shoes.

   Thanks, Sweetie!

      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/29/07 - "    Jennie Sheppard ('62 - of NC)":

I noticed that Jennie Sheppard is in Williamston, NC.  My brother lived there for many years and I would like to compare notes with her.  Could you provide her address, or failing that would you forward an e-mail?  Thanks, Carol. 

Captain Dave Arnold

   Dave, I certainly hope you two have long since made contact..... 

   Thanks! I love to see and hear of people reconnecting and interacting one with another!

  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 08/29/07 - "1936 Beacon":

Hi Carol,
I just acquired a February 1936 Beacon on eBay. Do you have a copy? If not, I'll be happy to scan and send it to you and anyone else interested. There are some great pictures! The faculty photos include Coach Conn, Miss Crane, Miss Gildersleeve, and many that others will recognize.
By the way, there was one other bidder on this item. If it's one of your subscribers, I'll be happy to send a scan.
The owner's name was Janice Robinson, but I can't find her listed in the yearbook.
Typhoons Forever,

   WOWZERONI!!! Congratulations on your new treasure! No, ma'am, I do not have a copy, and yes, ma'am, I would be delighted to have such a scan! Thank you so much, Chris!

   And I wonder who that other bidder might have been.

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/29/07 - "my pic":

  Sorry, I can't find Baby pic...Here is my today pic that you can use...     Always, Al 

   OHHH, thanks so much, Al! And don't worry about the baby picture. I remembered this shot of you from Mrs. Parrish's Private Kindergarten class:




   You're not 'zactly a baby here, but pretty close!

1952 Kindergarten Class

ROW ONE: Judy Bell ('64), Alan Farber ('64), Jo Ann Stewart ('64), and Billy Unger ('64): ROW TWO: ____, ____, David Rosenwasser ('64), Billy Hale, and Harron Ellenson ('65); ROW THREE: ____, David Workman ('64), Bobby Bloxom ('64), ____, and Ilene Levinson ('65); ROW FOUR:  Kyle ?, Sandi Williams ('64), Tommy Flax ('64), and ____.

- Courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA via Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/08/04

  From Bill Bost ('61) of NC - 08/30/07 - "Class of 1961":

Hello Carol,

I am Bill Bost. I graduated in 1961 from NNHS. I received your e-mail from my sister,    Karen Bost Jessup ('67 - of FL).   David Bost ('62 - of FL), my brother, said he found my name listed as "passed". I have had no contact from school since 1970-71, for the class reunion. I lived in Seattle, WA for some 35 years and have totally lost contact with my classmates. If you know of someone who is working with this, I would appreciate a name or address. Thanks, I know you have done a lot of work for your class and am sure it is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks,  Bill Bost

   Hi, Bill! I'm delighted to hear that reports of your death have been greatly exaggerated, but horrified to see that we had you so listed.  I can't recall who supplied me your name for that page, but I just gleefully removed it:





   I hereby retract and publicly apologize (for all the good that does) for this egregious error.  I'm sorry to say that you're not the first, but sincerely hope you'll be the last.

   The gal you'll want to contact for your class info is 
  Jane Monfalcone Simmons of FL: janesi@simmonstek.com She can keep you posted on reunions and so forth for the class of 1961.

  (I'm reasonably certain that Jane was NOT the person who mistakenly supplied me your name.)

   Meanwhile, I hope you'll find these pages of interest:












   At the moment, I seem to be running about a week behind.  I usually catch up with myself sooner or later, though.....

   Again, please accept my deepest apologies for such a grievous error.

  From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/30/07 - "Happy Birthday, Carol":


   Thanks, Shari! These are cute!


    From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 08/30/07 - "Happy Birthday":


Today you enter the joys of Middle Age, and once again I wish you a very HAPPY, HAPPY,  BIRTHDAY !!!!! 

Yesterday was so much fun, I will never forget it !  I think we should make it an Annual Thing. Like: "What did you do for your Birthday?" 

 "Oh! I went to Raleigh with my sister      Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and we met Sepi, as usual, and we ate and laughed, and we always remember the first time we went and I got stung by this Killer Bee in the Ladies Room. And then we...." and so on. WHAT FUN ! 

Maybe every other year I can find my way to Fayetteville, and we can celebrate there.  My darling husband bought me a GPS and the first time I used it, I got IT confused !  That is the honest truth. It kept saying something about "repositioning," and I thought "technology ! humph !" I stopped a cop and he gave me a 'personal escort' to where I was going!  I'm sure this nice man took one look at my blonde hair. the GPS on the dashboard, and made an instant decision that escorting me would be the safest thing to do for everyone's safety and my sanity.

May you enjoy your Birthday to the fullest. I'll never forget the look on your face when I handed you your present, all the color drained from your face, and probably for the first time in your life, you, my friend, were speechless !!!!  I loved it.  And Carol, never but never tell anyone where you were stung....leave it to their imagination, that way every one will be forced to amuse themselves with their own thoughts.  We will be the only ones to REALLY know the truth !

I find it very unusual that you, Eleanor and I have the same sense of humor, don't you?

Love ya'...."Dimples" a.k.a. Sepi

   I think your annual celebration is a most excellent idea, Sepi! I had a truly fabulous time - thanks again!!!

   The Killer Bee story grew even more bizarre today.  About 23 hours after the original sting, the pain returned.  Within five minutes, the stinger emerged (and the pain stopped!!!  It was about 3/8" long, too!  I kept it as a souvenir.  I'd still like to know what kind of bee that really was.  I've never seen anything like it, but it was such a beautiful shade of chocolate walnut brown, very homogenized with almost no shadings, highlights or variegations.

   Are you saying that our collective senses of humor are somewhat off the wall, Lady?!?  Hmmm, I wonder if we could persuade     Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI and        David Whitley ('67) of VA into meeting us all at     Evelyn Fryer Fish's (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for All of Us on 09/29/07?!?

   Now, THAT would "BEE" a hoot!


AS PROMISED - Well, Almost:

      From Me ('65) of NC - 08/30/07:

   As y'all know, my sister     Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC and my daughter,         Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro High, IL/American School, IL) of NC and I drove to the Cheesecake Factory in Raleigh yesterday to have lunch with the legendary        Sepi "Dimples" Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC.  Okay, I still haven't submitted the photos we took then to Sepi for her approval, but here are some she brought me to scan into the site for y'all:

Wednesday, June 17, 1942 About 1947 About 1963 About 1965/6 About 1981
Sepi Joan ('63) and Sepi ('58) Dinwiddie Sepi Posing
for Advertisement
Dimples Sepi Sepi and Friend
   This is another one she loaned us for posting on Odds and Ends. You'll notice several familiar names and faces here:




Sunday, August 21, 1955
Beauty Queen Chosen at Recreation Center

   Thanks again, Sepi! It was a wonderful day - bee and all!



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:



The NNHS Class of 1967
will hold its 40-Year Reunion on Labor Day weekend:
Friday, August 31, 2007 -
Friday by the Fountain, City Center/Social, at Red Star Tavern

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

Sunday, September 2, 2007 -
Omni Sunday Brunch

CONTACTS: mmccoy@vectec.org; Wanda - 757-867-9070;
or Melissa - 757-874-0094



he NNHS Class of 1957 

will have its 50-Year Class Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

   I've received no further details on this one.....


  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/24/07 - "Summer's Not Over Yet! "- #17 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!


   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat


Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Dancing Queen *

- Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson, 1975


You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen

Friday night and the lights are low
Looking out for the place to go
Where they play the right music, getting in the swing
You come in to look for a king
Anybody could be that guy
Night is young and the music's high
With a bit of rock music, everything is fine
You're in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance...

You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen

You're a teaser, you turn 'em on
Leave them burning and then you're gone
Looking out for another, anyone will do
You're in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance...

You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen


"Dancing Queen" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/6563/jukebox.html - 06/19/07

"Dancing Queen" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/a/abba/dancing+queen_20002554.html – 06/19/07

*"Dancing Queen" is the biggest hit single recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA, and as such is considered to be their signature song. The song was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson, recorded in 1975 for the group's album Arrival, and released as a single in 1976.
"Dancing Queen" features a shared lead vocal performance by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Its opening keyboard glissando and hummed vocals are one of the most identifiable sections of 1970s pop music.

Animated Dancing Couple courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 06/21/07
Thanks, Janice!

Animated Dancing Girl clip art courtesy of http://www.dancingindallas.com/images.html - 06/19/07

Dancin' the Night Away clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.twosteptidewater.com/free_dance_clipart1.htm - 06/09/04

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06

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

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05

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

Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

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