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09/12/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Rosh Hashanah!

“May you be inscribed in the Book of Life!"


Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This event repeats every year, but of course the date differs each year:

   Most of you are probably not personally observing this holiday, but as you know, we do at least try to celebrate everything together here!

   So - Happy Rosh Hashanah!  It begins tonight at sundown.



   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA will celebrate her birthday on Friday, September 14.  

   Have a great day, Lady!

  From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 09/10/07 - "School Starts":

With all my "Gaslight"s (see Ingrid Bergman, etc.) about Thomas Jefferson Elementary (circa 1949) recently, I learned how hard it is when "they" go off to school. I was a bit overwhelmed as my granddaughter Kierston headed off to first grade last week. But, grandson Nicholas (almost 4), who spent his days with me, broke my heart last year when he went off to pre-K, then moved to Wilmington, NC, with my son, Peter (Gov. Thomas Johnson HS - '96), in May.

So here's Nicholas last year and when he visited me in July. His enrollment at pre-K in Wilmington has resulted in a seven-day hospitalization for Salmonella (his Oma arrived just in time). He's doing much better, but Carolina has to do a better job with my little guy!
Norm Covert ('61)

   What precious pictures these are!

2006 - Heading Off to School Friday, August 10, 2007

   That is one cute little boy, Normie!  He look so forlorn under that big umbrella - and so darling on Grandad's lap! Do my eyes deceive me, or does he look just like you?!? I can readily see why his leaving home broke your heart!

   What a bizarre and wrenching story about the Salmonella! Poor little guy! I had heard no such reports. I certainly hope things improve down there in Wilmington!

   Thanks for sharing these with us, Norm! You're both adorable!

    From Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) and      Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA - 09/10/07 - "Happy, Happy Belated Birthday":

Dear, Sweet Carol,
OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!  I let your birthday slip right past me without telling you to have a wonderful day!!! But I think you had a good time in Raleigh with       Sepi (Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC)

Please tell me that turning 60 was not painful....because I'm right behind ya, baby, in December.  Jim and I want you to know how special you are and..... DAHLING  .... YOU LOOK MAAAHHHVELOUS!!!!

Love & Hugs,
Melody and Jim DeBerry

   GIGGLES!!! Thank you so much, you Sweetie-Pies!

  From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 09/11/07 - "NEWS RELEASE: TLC's Buildings Destroyed in Fire":


This went out to thousands of Lost Colony alumni this morning, but there might be a few thousand more on your mailing list who have a Lost Colony connection.

Susan and I were there this weekend for the traditional Lost Colony Alumni Crab Carnage, and were all backstage Saturday at sunset for the annual memorial service, where we sing the song from "The Final March" scene.  We start it just as the sun touches the horizon, and one of the actors from the current season repeats the lines "And so, they made ready to leave the fort, driving themselves on with their last gasp of energy and strength.  In the cold hours before dawn, they made their march...into the vast unknown.."  And we all sing "Oh God that Madest Earth and Sky", the last song in the show, which I just found out is an Episcopal Church hymn, and finish just as the sun slips below the horizon.
It's kind of corny, but very meaningful to me, as I remember friends who have taken "The Final March" in recent years.
And, no, other than some relatively 'new' night lights backstage, nothing looked out-of-place.  No hint of negligence from the most recent backstage crew.
Bill Black
NNHS Class of '66, Lost Colony 1967-1972

See The Lost Colony—a 400 year-old mystery!

   Bill, I mourn with you - and with thousands - the loss of such treasures. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

   Your news release asked that I not recopy it, so I've added some other links where people can review the tragic story:

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/11/07 - "You have outdone yourself with the wonderful newsletter... ":

Loved the photos of    Coach Nuttycombe's event.  Do you have his e-mail address?  I would like to send him a note.

   Thanks, Lady! No, I don't, but hopefully it's on it's way to you from one of those sources I sent you.  If not, let me know!

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 09/11/07 - "    Harry Covert ('57 - of Northern VA)":

Harry Covert doesn't know me but I surely remember him. I was traveling back in the 70's to Lynchburg and had not made any reservations for lodging. When we arrived Liberty University was having a ball game, or homecoming or some event and all the hotels and motels were full. Someone gave me Harry's name and number. I called him and he found us lodging at the LBC dorms on Treasure Island. Not the most elaborate facilities but beat the heck out of sleeping in the car that night. So Harry, thanks again for your hospitality and kindness. My kids will never forget that night!!!!
F.A. Saunders (HHS 1964)

   WOWZERONI - what a great story!!! Thanks so much, F A.!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/11/07 - "Re: Louise Kidd Thompson ":

From the 1930 census:  Louise Kidd resided at 527-30th St with her family.

Name: Louise C Kidd
Home in 1930: Newport News, Newport News (Independent City), Virginia
Age: 12
Estimated birth year: abt 1918
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Oscar S
Mother's name: Minnie E
Household Members:
Name Age
Oscar S Kidd 48
Minnie E Kidd 45
Louise C Kidd 12

   WOW - You, Sir, are a SOUPER-GENIUS!!! I updated her Memorial Edition:

   Thank you, Captain!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/11/07 - "My Mother's NNHS 1938 Pennant":

I can't recall if I mentioned this, but the NNHS Boys Lunch Bunch met on Tuesday 4 Sep at The Silver Diner in NN. In attendance were    Fred Mays ('60),   Tom Flax ('64), Charles Forrest ('64), and myself.

I took that opportunity to donate the pennant to Fred to maintain in
his memorabilia collection. I am sure that it will be displayed often
and well cared for.  It seemed to make more sense that keeping it in
some drawer in my home.  Next, I will decide if/when to give him her
diploma and NNHS grade cards, which were also in the magic trunk.

I also found a photo of my father's graduating high school class
(Bridgeville (PA) High School, Class of 1941), my Little League team
photo from 1958 in Glen Burnie MD, as well as my teeeeeeeny baby
booties (NOT bronzed, thank goodness).  I am sure that more surprises await.

Class of June 1938 Senior Pennant belonging
Mildred Linkous Spriggs

.... my own little Mr. Peabody's Way-Back Machine.

   David, you're also an amazing, generous man!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/11/07 - "The Hobby Center; Our Old Stomping Grounds":

Hi, Carol:
After displaying "Old Glory" at dawn, the next item on my "To Do List" was to catch up on many emails of which several were Newsletters from you as you cleared some of the "backlog" of the many interesting items submitted by your subscribers.
The combination of two items submitted by        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA and   Glenn Dye ('60) of TX prompted me to recall what a thrill it was to enjoy the display of model railroads at The Hobby Center during Christmas and New Year while we were students at NNHS. I was pleased to find you have a page in Our Old Stomping Grounds section of your website, but a bit disappointed to find no comments or memories of this outstanding place by your many subscribers.
Many model railroad enthusiast will remember the outstanding display created each year, with the snow scenes and valley vistas by The Hobby Center employees each year. They were well worth seeing, and it took a good pace to grab a quick bite of lunch and head out to see the latest display of model railroading year after year. It was so elaborate, that it is difficult to describe them. Usually a smaller version was placed in one of the display windows that faced Washington Avenue so it could be enjoyed by those passing by after business hours. It was difficult to break away in time to return to class, so I do hope others might remember this merchant and the wonderful displays that must have taken many hours each year for our enjoyment and to excite the young TYPHOON who would visit.
TYPHOON Regards,

Thank you so much, Adonis! As you know, I do love working on the Our Old Stomping Grounds pages more than anything else I do here. I added your great memory plus some clip art, re-colored the entire page (twice), and it's all set to collect some more thoughts:

      - newly redesigned

From Betty Lankes (Hampton HS - '71) of VA - 09/11/07 - "White Oak Lodge":

You had mentioned needing a photo of the White Oak Lodge and here is one I took in 2004. Is it true the place is closed now? That is very sad. So much good old stuff is disappearing from Kecoughtan Road. (I'm glad we still have the Oasis, though!) When I lived in this neighborhood in the 70s, the Oaks was nice at the dinner hour but got rough later on. Around '79 or so, I remember being excited to go there to see one of my favorite bands from Richmond, Bill Blue. A fight broke out during the show and an ashtray flew by our table, narrowly missing my date's face! The rowdy audience gave Bill Blue a bad impression of Hampton and I guess they never played there again. But the place had character!  
Saturday, August 28, 2004, 6:28 PM
White Oak Lodge
3533 Kecoughtan Road
Hampton, VA 23661

   Thanks so much, Betty! What a gorgeous image!

   I'm delighted to report that I had mistaken "Closed (until we reopen at our normal hour)" for "Closed Permanently".

      - brand new page!

    From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 09/11/07 - "Bee Sting and Bee-Bees?":

Carol...Dear, dear friend...

Thanks for printing my apology to our growing family of the NNHS  Newsletter.   Welcome all you Newbies, we are so glad to have you!!!!

Ever since you were stung by that Killer-Bee on your Birthday, you have been using the word bee a lot.  Are you sure it wasn't a shrunken up old vampire ?  Save that stinger and the next time you come to Raleigh bring it and we will take the stinger to an Entomologist at N.C. State and find out just what it was...a Bee or not...a Bee...we have a zinger of a stinger Mr. Entomologist. Could it bee a  Killer Bee ?  My friend has bee-n acting stranger than usual since the Sting !  She won't say where she got stung, except that is was in the Ladies Room at a local restaurant !  And could you possibly tell us WHY exactly, a bee would bee in a Ladies Room ?  Was it a Queen Bee ?  I was in a Ladies Room with a Queen before,  but I didn't know it until a friend told me....Well, whom ever it was couldn't have possibly gone in the Men's Room with all that glittery turquoise eye-shadow on...and the dress that matched, the poor thing didn't have a chance...I mean, I'll share... just as long as they put the seat back down !!!

If you Newbies want to stay with us after reading this...Hang on tight, you're in for a ride....WHEEEEE !!!!  Ladies Room...Ladies rules !

"Dimples a.k.a .Sepi

   WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Sepi!

  From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 09/11/07:

Hi Carol!

Just finished reading the latest newsletters and want to ask you to add my email address:

Also, please pass on my appreciation to
    Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) for sharing the "Together We Served" website with us......  I have enjoyed visiting it several times the past few weeks.

Keep up the good work!

Butch Ragland - NNHS '63'

   Thanks so much, Butch! I have so posted your email addy!


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

2. 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

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

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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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:

Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us
Hosted by Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX
Saturday, September 29, 2007, 2:00 P.M.
The Canepa Cottage, 760 North 1st Street, Buckroe Beach, Virginia


Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us - 09/29/07

The NNHS Classes of 1941 and 1942
will have a reunion on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the James River Country Club at 12 noon.

Dr. Harold Cones will speak about the founding and development of the Mariners' Museum.

Cost is $30.00 per person - Includes Choice of Two Entrees

CONTACT: Jennings Bryan at 
or call him at 757-873-7701.

- 07/23/07

The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12, 13, and 14, 2007
at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

All schoolmates from '60, '61, '63, '64 and' 65 are invited to attend the Friday night affair.

 The Friday night cost will be $20.00 per person, which includes being with all of us, food, and beverages
(including beer and wine), plus a cash bar. 

The 1962 classmates will be celebrating on that night and on the 13th, ending with breakfast on the 14th.

For information, email Brenda Amos Williams at or call her at 757-810-4000.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:



  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/24/07 - "Summer's Not Over Yet! "- #23 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!

   I received sooo much wonderful material from all of y'all yesterday and this morning, that you may reasonably expect one or two extra editions this week.  Thanks so much!

   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

Avinu Malkenu

   Avinu malkenu

Khonenu va'anenu (2x)

Ki ein banu ma'asim

Asei imanu tsedaka vakhesed (2x)

Our Father, Our King

Grant us grace and answer us,

For we lack in deeds

Do it justice and kindness with us

And save us

"Avinu Malkenu" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 09/12/07

Rosh Hashanah Image courtesy of - 09/09/07

Flying Dove with Twig clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

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!

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

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