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10/21/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
I'll Never Stop Loving You

"At the first kiss I felt something melt inside me that hurt in an exquisite way.
All my longings, all my dreams and sweet anguish, All the secrets that slept
deep within me came awake, Everything was transformed and enchanted,
everything made sense."

- Herman Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund , 1930
(2 July 1877 - 9 Aug 1962)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   The theme of today's bonus edition is courtesy of my Magic Shower again.  I must say it's rather startling to step inside the shower, turn on the water, and immediately hear Doris Day singing.  No matter.  I was almost eight years old when she released this song on 07/23/56.  It was a favorite of mine then, and has become even more so in the intervening half century.



  Can you believe this fine collection of birthdays we have all at once?!?  And that's not even counting    Annette Funicello who turns 64 on the 22nd!  

21 -
Mr. Julius Conn - 1904 - (deceased - 1983);  21 -   Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 1947; 21 - Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA ; 22 -   Herb Hice of MI - 1924; 22 -   Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) of VA; 22 -   Craig Miller ('63) of FL - 1945; 22 -   Al Farber ('64) of GA - 1946; 23 -   Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 1946; and 24 -   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 1946

  A Big Happy Birthday to all of you wonderful people!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/18/05 - "NEWS FLASH":

   In order to reduce the size of the home page and to speed download times, I have relocated the lengthy list of links to a "Site Map" page. You will find a link to the site map page near the top of the home page. - newly redesigned! - newly redesigned!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/14/06 - "In Memoriam - Class of 1967":

   I finished the scanning the senior portraits and adding the activities for this page, thanks to the generosity of   David Whitley ('67) of VA, who graciously allowed me to borrow his senior Anchor.  (Thanks again, Gorgeous!)

   There are still blanks to be filled, so if you're able to provide any information, we'd be most grateful.


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to the Class of 1964 - 10/15/06 - "NNHS 60TH

Fellow Classmates.
I wanted to thank all of you for attending our Birthday Celebration. I hope that you had a memorable evening.
I also hope that you took lots of candid photos of your classmates, of Ms. Kanter ... and of "THE KING".
I know that those who could not attend (and other NNHS classes) would love to see all of your photos. The best way to make that happen is to let Carol Buckley Harty ('65 - of NC) place them on the NNHS Web Page.  And, the best way to do that is to send them all to me, so that I can archive them to my hard drive before sending them along to Carol.
You can attach them to e-mails, if you wish, but I can handle any media.
For e-mails, send them to:
For "snail mail" send them to:    NNHS CLASS OF 1964, P.O. BOX 6387, Norfolk VA 23508-0387
It was great seeing all of you.
Dave Spriggs
   Thank you, Brown Eyes!
  I've made y'all a new section, accessible both from the new Site Map and from the Reunion Page.

   I've already fallen behind on these pages, but here's what I've posted so far: - brand new page - incomplete page

       - coming soon.......


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/17/06 - "Famous Marine; Freddie
Fender (Deceased)

Hi, Carol:

Here is a link to the obituary relative to the passing of Freddie Fender, who served in the USMC for 3 years.

Just in case you wish to add him to your Famous Marine page.

TYPHOON Regards.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Oh, I do - 'deed I do!!!   I haven't completed (okay, started!) this yet - but I will!!

   Thanks, Sweet Adonis!


    From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/18/06 - "Famous Airmen":

Carol -

I would like you to consider Retired Three-Star General Gordon Graham for your "Famous Airmen" or "Noteworthy Airmen" page. General Graham is the husband of my cousin and currently resides in White Stone, Virginia. He is in his 80's now, in moderate health and is very modest of his accomplishments.

General Graham is a true American hero, a triple ace in three wars and a former commander of all NATO forces.

Pardon me for bragging on him, but some folks just seem destined for greatness. Gordon is one of them.

Thanks -

John London (WHS-57)



Retired July 1, 1973.  

Lieutenant General Gordon M. Graham is commander of the Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force with headquarters at Izmir, Turkey. As commander he is responsible for NATO air forces from the United States, Greece and Turkey and carries out a threefold mission of support for the Allied counterair campaign, provision of air defense for the Southeastern NATO Region, and conduct of tactical air operations in support of ground forces in the SIXATAF area of responsibility.

General Graham was born in Ouray, Colo., in 1918. He attended Taft High School in Taft, Calif. and graduated from the University of California in 1940 with a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering. He began his military career in December 1940 as an aviation cadet and was commissioned as second lieutenant and received his pilot wings upon completion of flying school in August 1941.

After a series of assignments as gunnery instructor and instructor pilot at various bases, General Graham joined the 355th Fighter Group in the Eighth Air Force in Europe in August 1944. He commanded the 354th Fighter Squadron from October 1944 until June 1945 when he was transferred to the 361st Fighter Group to command the 374th Fighter Squadron. He assumed command of the 361st Fighter Group in August 1945.

By the end of World War II in Europe, General Graham had flown 73 combat missions in P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft and had become a triple ace with 16 1/2 enemy airplanes to his credit. In addition, he had one probable and 10 damaged. He was assistant chief of staff for operations, VIII Fighter Command, from October 1945 until February 1946.

After four months as a civilian with the Socony Vacuum Company of Venezuela, he returned to active military duty with the U.S. Army Air Corps in September 1946 as deputy assistant for operations, Tenth Air Force, at Brooks Field, Texas. He later served as commander of Reserve training detachments at Brooks and Carswell fields, Texas.

In 1947 General Graham entered the University of Pittsburgh under the Air Force Institute of Technology program, earning a master of science degree in 1948. In his next two assignments, General Graham was industrial mobilization training consultant to the Union Oil Company of California and the Shell Oil Company.

Between September 1949 and December 1954, General Graham served as chief of the Target Analysis Division in the Office of the Director of Intelligence at Headquarters U.S. Air Force and then as director of targets in the Directorate of Intelligence, Headquarters Far East Air Forces, Japan.

General Graham returned to the United States in January 1955 and served first as deputy commander and then from October 1955 as commander of the 31st Strategic Fighter Wing at Turner Air Force Base, Ga. As commander, he performed the navigation for his wing's lead element during "Operation Left Hook," a Strategic Air Command fighter wing bombing and navigation competition. The 31st Strategic Fighter Wing won the navigation and maintenance trophies and took second place honors among the seven wings entered in the competition.

General Graham also led a series of F-84F jet aircraft "Oil Burner" missions which demonstrated that nonstop air refueled, day and night long-range deployments in fighter aircraft were practical. In 1958 he led the first nonstop deployment of F-100 aircraft from the United States to Europe, and also he was captain of the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing team which won the Tactical Air Command Fighter Weapons Meet and placed second in worldwide tactical fighter weapons competition.

In January 1959 he returned to Headquarters U.S. Air Force as chief of the Tactical Division and later was director of operational forces in the Directorate of Operations. In July 1962 he went to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., to command the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing and in October 1963 was named vice commander of the Nineteenth Air Force. General Graham moved to Langley Air Force Base, Va., in November 1964 to become a member of the Headquarters Tactical Air Command staff. He served as Deputy for Operations from August 1965 to July 1966.

He next went to Southeast Asia and assignment as vice commander of the Seventh Air Force where he flew 146 combat missions in F-4 and RF-4 aircraft. He returned to the United States in August 1967 to become commander of the Ninth Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. In August 1968 General Graham returned to Langley Air Force Base as vice commander, Tactical Air Command.

General Graham was assigned as commander, U.S. Forces Japan, and commander, Fifth Air Force, with headquarters at Fuchu Air Station, Japan, in February 1970. At the conclusion of this tour of duty, he was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, First Class, by Japan, and the Order of National Security Merit Gug-Seon Medal by the Republic of Korea. In November 1972 he was assigned to Izmir, Turkey, as commander, Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force.

For his service in the Republic of Vietnam, General Graham was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. He has also earned the Silver Star; Legion of Merit; Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster; Air Medal with 27 oak leaf clusters; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal; Republic of Korea Order of Military Merit; National Order of Vietnam, 5th class; Vietnamese Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, 1st class; the Vietnamese Armed Forces Honor Medal, 1st class; Vietnamese Air Force Pilot Wings; Republic of Korea Air Force Pilot Wings; and Chinese Air Force Pilot Wings.

General Graham is a command pilot who, in accruing 9,000 flying hours, has flown all of the U.S. Air Force century series jet fighters including the F-111A and comparable U.S. Navy fighter aircraft such as the A-7A. He completed the U.S. Army Airborne Parachutist Course in 1962 and is jump qualified.

General Graham is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the national honorary engineering society; American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers; American Fighter Aces Association; Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association; Order of Daedalians; Air Force Association; and a life member of the National Rifle Association.

(Current as of Feb. 1, 1973)


   Thanks so much, John!  It's an honor to post this for you!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/18/06 - "Pumpkin Smash and Strange Halloween Costume":

Have a happy day!


   Oh, GOODY!!!  An interactive card - and a great costume!  Thanks, Shari!


  From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 10/19/06 - "Shipyard Apartments":

The building behind this one is the one I lived in.   Max Pollard ('62) lived in this one. Hope it is of some interest. My mom saved this for me.

Jerry Blanchard (CLASS OF 62) of Va.

@ 2002  
   Oh, what a nice addition!!! 
And how bittersweet...Thanks so much, Jerry!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/18/06 - "Pretty interesting":

Site allows you to look up different subjects and find the Guinness facts.

   Oh, COOL!!!  Thanks, Shari!


  From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 10/19/06 - "History of the GAME!":

Don't know if you have this. Just in case you don't, here it is.

Jerry Blanchard (CLASS OF 62) of Va.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 1990  
   WOWZERONI-ROONI, Jerry!  No, I did not have it!  Thanks so much!

   Obviously, this valuable piece of history will be placed on the FOOTBALL pages - which have been sadly and sorely neglected by me.  Worse yet, I'm going to have to think (Y'all stand back, now!) how I want to place them..  It'll probably come to me in my sleep.  But the clippings are safe now, and I'll place them very soon.  Thanks again Sweetie!


   From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 10/19/06 - "Birthday Party - Buckroe Beach - Sep 2006":

   (Evelyn sent us a wonderful note - including a buncha scary stuff - which you may read here in its entirety.)

   Thanks, Sweet Lady!  We're so glad you made it home!


  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 10/19/06:

   (I reworded Brenda's note for privacy reasons, but here's her Big News Flash, and this information is now posted in three places: - here

      - here, and on this and each new


The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

The next planning meeting will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2006, 6:30 PM at the home of Brownie Shaffer Haracivet in Gloucester.  Carpooling will be available.  Don't forget there is a $2.00 charge to cross the Coleman Bridge.  For directions, email Brenda Amos Williams at or call her at 757-810-4000.

Regular planning meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at Second Street at 6:30 PM, and continue each second Tuesday of the month.

   Thanks, Brenda!  Have y'all decided yet whether or not this will be an Open Reunion??


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/19/06 - "Rainbows and Angels":

   Thanks, Shari!  Some of these are really incredible!

 From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/20/06 - "Home Page Revisions":

Hi, Carol:
The revision to the Home Page featuring the Site Map is a nice improvement to the website.

   Thanks, Joe!    I like it, so it's nice to know that at least two or three of us like it, anyway!  GIGGLES!!!

The visit to Buckroe Beach for the "Birthday Party" hosted by    Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58 - of TX) sounds like a blast, and especially nice to hear that    Allen Foster ('58 - of VA) was the "Surprise Guest" this year.

   It really was quite wonderful!  That was one of those events I never dreamed I'd be able to attend, so    Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and I were particularly thrilled to be there!

You are doing a terrific job.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks so much, Sweet Adonis!  I often feel I'm falling farther and farther behind, so I really appreciate your kind words!


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 10/18
/06 - "Dear Carol, Is "Sorry" Just a Word ?????":

Dear Carol,

This is too precious for you not to see. I have a Hound Dog and this picture is almost a carbon copy of her, color and all. How could anyone not LOVE a Dog like this ??

Your Friend, Herbie



Sorry, a word that every one uses all the time.
Did you ever wonder what "Sorry" looks like?


   Well, Herbie Darlin', I just don't know how anyone could resist this adorable little puppy dog!  What a sweetie - like YOU!




  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/18/05 - "REUNION IMAGES!"::

Here are the latest results:













From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 10/20
/06 - "Dear Carol, Good old days, Herb and His Horse - Bay Lady":

Dear Carol,

You showed me a picture of you on your horse.

   Oh, no, Herbie Darlin'!  That was not my horse!  He belonged to a friend who rode him up to our door one morning!
I was doing well to stay on him while that photo was snapped.  Each time he wiggled absolutely terrified me.  The thought of actually riding him was simply out of the question!  A broken down old mare, possibly.....


  Carol Buckley Harty - almost 26
August 1973
605 Mechaw Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
   Here is a picture of me on Bay Lady. I did not own her but I did ride her at the farm my family and I visited every few weeks. I was a much younger man then.

   And see, you are actually and obviously RIDING the horse - a BIG difference!!!

 I enjoy looking at old family pictures, (yours included), as I am sure most people do. More pictures to follow,

Your Friend, Herbie


  Thanks, Sweetie - and Happy Birthday!


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

The next planning meeting will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2006, 6:30 PM at the home
of Brownie Shaffer Haracivet in Gloucester.  For directions,
email Brenda Amos Williams
at or call her at 757-810-4000.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering

More details to follow!


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 08/21
/06 - "Dear Carol, Too Cute to keep to myself, Getting along in life" (#19 in a series of 23):

Dear Carol,

The first picture has been around many times before, but ... enjoy the 23 other pictures. Some of the pictures may have been staged or touched up digitally, but they are still interesting to see.

Your Friend, Herbie

     Okay, Herbie, you got me with that one!  WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 09/22/06 - "T-Shirts" (#7 in a series of 12):


   Oh David, that's HORRIBLE! 
Thanks anyway, Gorgeous!


   Still to come - a buncha-lotta stuff - some old, some new!!! 
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

I'll Never Stop Loving You

- Sammy Cahn and Nicholas Brodzsky

(Doris Day, 07/23/56)

I'll never stop loving you
Whatever else I may do
My love for you
Will live 'till time itself is through

I'll never stop wanting you
And when forever is through
My heart will beat
The way it does each time we meet

The night doesn't question the stars
That appear in the skies
So why should I question the stars
That appear in my eyes

Of this I'm more than just sure
My love will last and endure
I'll never, no
I'll never stop loving you

"I'll Never Stop Loving You" midi courtesy of - 10/19/06

"I'll Never Stop Loving You" lyrics courtesy
of - 10/19/06

Love Heart and Love Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/21/06

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

Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of - 10/21/06

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!

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

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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