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09/28/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Early Autumn

“Nothing is more fleeting than external form, which withers and alters
like the flowers of the field at the appearance of autumn.”

- Umberto Eco
(b. 5 Jan 1932)

 Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ahhh - the great Ella Fitzgerald.....



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

2.   From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 09/22/07 - "NNHS Class of 1958 Reunion Planning Meeting":

  Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58 - of TX) will be hosting a meeting to review plans for our  50-Year Reunion ("The Noble Gathering" ) while vacationing at the Canepa Buckroe Beach Cottage. It will be held at 6:30 pm, Monday evening, October 1st.  Note that is next week!

If you are interested in helping contact classmates or serving on the organizing committee, contact Evelyn to let her know you are coming and to get directions to the Canepa Buckroe cottage.
Evelyn's email:
Evelyn's cell: ___-___-____ (available upon request)

   Thanks, Joe - and Evelyn! I've added this to the "Dates to Remember" below.


1.     Carol Faith DeArment ('61) of VA - 09/28/07 - "Newsletters":

Hi Carol,
I am Faith from years ago. I just happened to receive a forwarded e-mail from (my daughter) Cindi (of VA) from
    Shari (of VA). I really enjoyed reading so many things. I was even more surprised to see my picture from the year book. I was surprised.

I would love to receive the newsletters, and have my birthday placed on the Birthday list and add my e-mail address. It would be wonderful to hear from others.

I am so glad to have gotten this information. I was so shocked to see so many friends that have passed away. My mother was a best friend of   Gene Walling's mother. Wonderful family.   Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) also passed just shortly ago. I took care of her husband,    Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62 - of VA), when I was a tech. at Riverside Hospital. He had tests done, and he remembered me right away.

I hope you can help me to be added to your site. Look forward to hearing from you. How is your mom? I have thought of her so many times during all these years. I still feel that family feeling when I speak of you all......

How is your sister 
      (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) doing? Does she work? Shari sent me her e-mail address; would she mind if I e-mailed her sometime?

How many children do you have?  Everyone just loves you and all that you do on this site. I can see why. Well, it was nice touching base with you and I am excited to be able to read about our friends...........

Take care and have a blessed day..............

Love ........ Faith

   Hey, Lady! WOWZERS!!! What a great surprise! Certainly, I'll be glad to add you!  When is your birthday??

   Eleanor is fine.  We live seven minutes and four miles from her now.  (We came to visit in early February of 2002 and never went back to the Midwest where we'd been for basically 30 years.)  Her husband, 
 Miles, passed away two years ago:

   I'm sure she'd love to hear from you, but be aware that she's even worse about answering email than I am - and that's bad!  GIGGLES!!!

   Our mama,
    The Beautiful Baba - Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25, passed away eight years ago.  She was almost 91:

       Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) and I have seven children (six sons and a daughter - ranging in age from almost 37 to 20) and nine grandchildren (five boys and four girls - ranging in age from 16 to two):

   I'm so glad to hear from you!  
I fondly remember how we used to walk downtown to Nachman's together after school to catch our buses home.....

   As Band Sweetheart, our picture was already on the site:

   I've added you to a couple of new places:

   Send me your birthday and I'll add that, too!

   Welcome aboard!


    Next week, we'll have:

01 - Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA; 02 -    Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD; 04 -    Rennie Dick ('54) of VA  AND  Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA; 05 -   Butch Ragland ('63) of CO; and 06 -     Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!

   (And that obviously brings me to the need to address the scanning issue, again...)

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

       From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 09/27/07 - "A BLAST FROM THE PAST........................":

Too Cute!!  CACC

A BLAST FROM THE PAST........................

For the oldies and goodies
If Elvis had lived longer, he possibly would have re-written, "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
Here's how it might have turned out.     Click on the sentence below. turn on sound and scroll down thru the words.......

    WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Carol Ann!

  From Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL - 09/27/07 - "Change of email address":

Change of email address

New email address for Jean Pittman Priest:


 Thanks, Jean! I've switched your addie! (Well, technically, I've just added this new address, because I can't seem to locate your old one to remove it, but.....

    From My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield High, IL - '89) of IL - 09/27/07 - "Something Xerox is doing for our troops... ":

This is very easy to do and really worthwhile.  Take a minute to do a kind deed.


It works.


If you go to this web site,, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our guys and gals over there need to know we are behind them...

   WOWZERS - How cool is that?!? Thank you, Miss Mary! 

From Dale Parsons ('69) of HI - 09/27/07 - "Dale Parsons' New Email Address":


Due to a deluge of Spam and other assorted email treats, I’m changing my email address.  Effective immediately the new address will be:


Mahalo nui loa,


    Thank you, Dale! I've made your subtle change and have you switched. 

  From Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC - 09/27/07 - "My e-mail"

Hi Carol,
Please make my e-mail address available to everyone.
Thanks and keep up the great work you do.
Chuck Anspach 
Class of 1960

    Thanks so much, Chuck! I posted your addy on both the Alumni Page and the Contact Page for the Class of 1960 - where I discovered that in my apparent zeal to return everyone back to the Sacred Soil (whether they want to or not!), I had accidentally "moved" you to Virginia.  OOOPS!


      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  09/27/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Very interesting Airline Story":

Dear Carol / Dimples,

Please read this interesting story about a Marine of WW II. I don't know how true it is, but it makes a person think ???

More later, Your Friend, Herbie


I thought this worth passing on to all of you! It should make all of us think.

Airline Story

Tip: Keep inconveniences in perspective.

This past week I was on a four and a half hour, non-stop flight from Seattle, Washington, to Atlanta, Georgia.
In all my years of traveling, I have learned that each time a plane has the opportunity to stop, there is potential for unexpected  challenges. Flight delays, weather and airline crews can create unanticipated challenges on any trip. Therefore, I always try to fly non-stop between my destinations. About an hour into this particular flight, the Captain's voice rang over the intercom. He asked if there was a physician or nurse on the plane. If so, he asked them to identify themselves by ringing the flight attendant call button beside their seat.

I listened carefully but heard no one ring their bell. I immediately began to wonder what was happening.

In a few minutes the Captain informed us that there was a medical emergency on board and asked again if there was a physician or a nurse who could help.

When there was no response, we were told that we were going to make an emergency stop in Denver, Colorado. He apologized but told us that there would be a medical emergency team waiting to meet us at the gate and that we would probably only be delayed by about thirty minutes. Though it was necessary, we knew we would all be inconvenienced by the extra stop.

About half an hour later, we landed at Denver International Airport and the medical crew immediately came on board. However, everything took longer than had previously been expected. An elderly gentleman, about 85 years old, had suddenly taken ill. It was not clear whether he had experienced a stroke or heart attack.

Even after the gentleman was carried off of the plane, we still sat there for quite a while. The original "short" stop turned into about an hour and a half.

When we finally pushed back from the gate and were in the air, the pilot apologized profusely for the unavoidable delay. He said that since the stop had taken longer than expected, those passengers who needed to make connections in Atlanta would miss their flights but would automatically be booked on the next flight out.

You could almost hear the moans and groans throughout the airplane of everyone who was being inconvenienced by the unexpected stop. Then the pilot did one of the classiest things I have personally ever seen or heard anyone do.

He spoke into the intercom and said, "Ladies and gentlemen, I thought you might be interested in one bit of information. The elderly gentleman who was taken off the plane was a Marine in WWII. I am holding in my hand a copy of the Congressional Medal of Honor that was awarded to him and signed by President Harry Truman in 1945."

The pilot went on to say, "I realize that we have all been inconvenienced today. However, in light of the fact that this gentleman was a war hero and was inconvenienced for four years of his life in order that we might experience the freedoms that we enjoy today, I thought you all should know that."

Immediately the airplane was filled with applause. Everyone was cheering and so pleased to know that the gentleman had been cared for in a way that was fitting and appropriate As we continued to fly, I thought to myself, "Isn't that interesting? We were concerned that we were inconvenienced for a couple of hours and yet, this gentleman's entire life was interrupted and inconvenienced for over four years while he went and fought in a war to protect the freedoms and values that we love and hold dear in this country today."

I breathed a prayer for the gentleman and asked God to bless him for all he had done to help us understand what freedom is all about.

"History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower


We need to show more sympathy for these people.

* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.
* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
* They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day every day.
I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans; I'm talking about our troops!

Doesn't it seem strange that many (Americans) are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops and are now threatening to defund them

   I was unable to verify or refute this story, Sweetie, but in any case, the lesson expounded is certainly valid!  And coming from you, it makes these truths all the more precious!  Thanks so much, Herbie Darlin' - for everything!

  From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 09/27/07:

Thanks so much, Carol, for adding Brian to your list of Birthdays!!!! 


   Certainly, Kathy - it was my pleasure!

  From Sandra Ray ('61) of VA - 09/28/07:

Dear Carol,
It has been so long since I Emailed you, but want you to know that I am on your site almost everyday.  You certainly put a lot of time and effort to keep us informed about our classmates. Even though it may be some bad news, we all have to accept it to be a part of life. I commend you on the job you do. 
I am going to try to attach a picture for you to add to the right place.  It was taken as you can see by the Lions Bridge and  I believe I was about 7.  Not sure.  I tried to restore the picture the best I could.  It is hard to believe that I will be 66, 11/23.  Time does slip away. 

Keep up the wonderful work you do and I thank you so much.

Sincerely, Sandra Ray
Love and warm thoughts,
About 1948 Sandra and the Lion

    Thanks so much, Sandra! What a precious picture! I've added it to the Mariners' Museum page:



   I've added your birthday to our list as well:

  From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/28/07 - "brittle nails":


9/24/2006: Stephanie from Loganholme, Qld. Australia writes, "Iodine cures brittle and easily broken finger nails. It makes the fingernails hard, chip proof and unbreakable. Dip your fingernails in colorless iodine once a day for 1 week; then once a week for 3 to 4 weeks; then once a month. It dries almost instantly. It begins hardening the nails under the cuticle and as the nail grows out it stays hard and un breakable. Once the new hard nail reaches the length you want, you will never again have chipped and broken nails. No need for all those expensive formulas sold in beauty parlors and chemist shops."

A warning - if you get in on a floor it will stain, or at least it did mine, as I do a lot of cleaning with hydrogen peroxide.
The 2 don't mix; the h.p. brings out the color.

    WOWZERS!!! Thanks so much, Shari!

   From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 09/28/07 - "65 Years Ago Today... ": of the most unique multiple ship christenings in the history of NNS took place. The complete story, including how it came about that I was fortunate to learn about it, firsthand, is attached. Read on!

    Thank you so much for sharing this fascinating account, Bill!

   With my tech-reppies all gone, I found that by linking this in this manner, I could preserve and present the text, albeit at the loss of all your great images.  Every other means I tried resulted in various disasters.....

    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 09/28/07:


Please pass this "Hello" to 
  Steve Hochman ('60 - of VA) for me. Steve,   Johnny Canepa ('60), Billy Roady ('60), my brother Darden (Hampton HS - '68 - of FL), and I all went through lifeguard training together and were lifeguards at Buckroe many, many years ago. I have a lot of great memories of those days.



   Thanks, Gorgeous! I passed your note on to Steve!

    From Joe Madagan ('67) of FL - 09/28/07 - "Newsletter issued on time!!!":

Hi, Carol:
Congratulations for getting out the Newsletter on time. You do place a lot of pressure on yourself to meet your deadlines. But because you did, let me extend a Happy Birthday to    Henry "Butch" Ragland ('63) of CO.
By giving a good word to your subscribers about the website, Marines-Together We Served we are in contact and I look forward to visiting him in Colorado Springs, CO and checking out his store.
Maybe you can add him to the Famous Marines page?

   EEEEK!!!  Well, THAT was a horrible oversight, wasn't it?!?  Butch, I am so very sorry!  I'll fill in more of the blanks later, but for now, consider yourself a Famous Marine!  Semper Fidelis!

It was so nice to see    Steve Hochman ('60) of VA is one of your subscribers. He was an outstanding swimmer.
May I suggest that you consider linking the photo of      Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC receiving an award at the Annual Bathing Beauty Contest held to the Old Stomping Grounds page for the World War II Memorial Municipal Swimming Pool. That was one of the big events each year and many crowded around the pool to watch the contestants promenade around the pool. Maybe it will encourage others who competed in this annual event to furnish you more photos to brighten up that page!!!
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Adonis, that's another fine suggestion! I hope to accomplish that before I go to bed tonight, but I'm going to stop for now, so that I can announce this Newsletter on time - two in a row! WOO-HOO!!!


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

2.  Monday, October 1, 2007, 6:30 PM - Planning Meeting for the Class of 1958 at the Canepa Cottage in Buckroe - CONTACT:

3. 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

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

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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 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! "- #30 in a Series of 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! Well, perhaps now summer really IS over, but it will live on forever in our hearts, n'est pas??

   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

 Early Autumn

(Ella Fitzgerald)

When an early autumn walks the land and chills the breeze
and touches with her hand the summer trees,
perhaps you'll understand what memories I own.

There's a dance pavilion in the rain all shuttered down,
a winding country lane all russet brown,
a frosty window pane shows me a town grown lonely.

That spring of ours that started so April-hearted,
seemed made for just a boy and girl.
I never dreamed, did you, any fall would come in view
so early, early.

Darling if you care, please, let me know,
I'll meet you anywhere, I miss you so.
Let's never have to share another early autumn.

 "Early Autumn Leaves" midi courtesy of - 09/28/07

 "Early Autumn" lyrics courtesy of - 09/28/07

"Early Autumn Oak Leaves" Photo courtesy of - 09/28/07

Acorns and Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/04/05

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

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

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

Animated Clunking Smiley courtesy of John Murden ('60) of VA - 09/21/06
Thanks, John!

Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

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

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