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10/28/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Brad Paisley's 37th Birthday

“Anytime you do something from the heart, people just know it.”

- Brad Paisley
(b. 28 Oct 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's celebrity birthday celebration was suggested some time ago by         my #2 son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX.

   Here ya go, Brent - just for you!

BONUS - - Brad Paisley - We Danced - sing-along version


"Starting with the release of his 1999 album Who Needs Pictures, Paisley has recorded seven studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified gold or higher by the RIAA[1]. In addition, he has charted twenty-four singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, fourteen of which have reached Number One and ten of which were in a row."


   Happy Birthday today to   Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

31 -   Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;

01 -     Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND    Colin Faison ('58) of VA;

02 -   John Clark ('57) of VA;

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1. Shirley Dooley Bingel ('66) of VA - 10/27/09:

Tuesday 10/27/2009 11:47:04pm
Name: Shirley Dooley Bingel
Marital Status married 45 years this month
City/Country: Wake, Va.
Favorite Teachers Mrs. Milne, Mrs. Conn, I cannot remember all their names, and when we had a fire my year books were gone forever.
Hobbies I did a lot of gardening; seems I have a green thumb. We have children ranging from 40 down to 18, and we have 8 grandchildren so far. I guess one of my favorite things would be cooking for all the big get-togethers when they all come at the same time.
Comments For those of you who do not know me, I married while in my junior year, left and got my GED; was not pregnant like all thought - just hated school.
Also more importantly if you smoke, stop. I only have 1 lung now because of lung cancer. It has changed my whole life and my family's.

   Thank you, Shirley; it's good to hear from you! I think we were in the same P.E. class or something....

   I noticed several similarities in our lives, although I've only been married 40 years and have seven children (39 to 22) and twelve grandchildren (18 to one month old today!).  I used to have many houseplants and beautiful flower gardens.  I think at no time in my life, though, would I ever had said that cooking was "one of my favorite things"!  I vastly preferred the idea of "pot luck" dinners even when all nine of us lived at home together ("You make the appetizers and punch, you make the potatoes and gravy, you make the dressing, the salad and the lime Jello mold, you make the corn casserole, the chocolate éclair cake and the rice pudding, you make the green bean casserole and stuffed dates, and I'll bake the ham and turkey and dressing and sweet potato casserole and pecan pies").

   I'm so sorry about your yearbooks! I've lost many, many things to three or four moves in my life, but never to fires!

   As for teachers, have a look at these pages, and see if it doesn't refresh your memory:

   I never thought you dropped out because you were pregnant, Shirley; I thought you had just moved away. As for myself, I didn't so much hate school itself as I did leaving my home - hence my abysmal attendance record.....

   Thanks so much for your first-person warning about smoking!  I never did pick up that habit.  Not only was I waaay too big a cheapskate to buy something I was just planning to immediately set on fire, the only time I really tried to smoke a cigarette I burnt my nose trying to light the thing!

   Thanks again, Shirley!


   Hit # 90,000 was made on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 11:36 AM by someone from (?!?) who was viewing


October 28, 1922 - Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government and introduced fascism to Italy.

October 28, 1940 - During World War II, Italy invaded Greece.


Wednesday, October 28, 1964 - Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/27/09 - "Spam":


I'm no computer "geek" either, and I can prove it, but those that are receiving your email as spam may try this: enter your email address into their email address "book". Put the address from where you send the NL in with the rest of their friends and see if that helps.

It's worked before. And remember, I could buck the odds on this one and be right! That's all I have to say about that.



   Thank you, Wayne Honey, that IS a good idea! It didn't apply in my sister's case as she had long since done that, but it certainly might work with others!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/27/09 - "My Way of Having Coffee With You":


We can pretend we are sharing a good cup of coffee while enjoying...

Good Morning Blessings...

If you are a recipient of a blessing, keep the blessing working  
by being the source of blessing to other people.

This morning when I awoke  

And saw the sun above, I softly said, 'Good morning, Lord, Bless everyone I love.'
Right away I thought of you and said a loving prayer,   

That He would bless you specially,
And keep you free from care.
I thought of all the happiness a day could hold in store,
I wished it all for you because no one deserves it more.  
I felt so warm and good inside,

My heart
was all aglow.

I know God heard my prayers for you,  

He hears them all, you know.

   Thanks so much, Joyce! I don't drink coffee OR tea, Joyce, but make it a Diet Pepsi, hot chocolate, or industrial strength Ovaltine, and I'll be right there! Blessings to you, too!

      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 10/27/09 - "   Soupy Sales":

Dear Carol,


Soupy Sales, White Fang and all the others on the show played on my computer until after midnight. It was wonderful. Your Winky Dink with the magic TV screen, unlike ours, was there, too. Remember when you colored on our TV screen because you didn't have the magic one? You were always the most adorable little girl, and I mean that sincerely. What delightful memories. Thank you.


   AWWWW - thanks, Eleanor! Yes, I felt my cheeks blush at the mention of that story, but nobody would buy me a Magic Screen, and Winky Dink so desperately needed my help! Besides, I thought it would be simple enough to clean off the television screen when I was through. It wasn't, 'course it wasn't, but I didn't know that until it was too late. My purple crayon seemed to get me in a lot of trouble, didn't it?!?

   Thanks so much, Lady - and thanks for being my big sister!

"Praised by Microsoft mogul Bill Gates as "the first interactive TV show," the show's central gimmick was the use of a "magic drawing screen", which was a large piece of vinyl plastic which held on the television screen via static electricity. A kit containing the screen and various Winky Dink crayons could be purchased for 50 cents. At a climactic scene in every Winky Dink short, Winky would arrive upon a scene which contained a connect the dot picture. He would then prompt the children at home to complete the picture, and the finished result would help him continue the story. Examples include drawing a bridge to cross a river, an axe to chop down a tree, or a cage to trap a dangerous lion. Many children would omit the Magic Screen and draw on the television screen itself, to the annoyance of their parents."

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/27/09 - "Idiot spottings":


    Joe (Wingo) ('65 - of NC) sent this my way and I find it worthy to share with "the group"; you just never know? Be careful, it's worse than a jungle out there! There are people everywhere.




We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a "large" enough motor on the opener.

I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.

He shook his head and said, "Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower."

I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4.

He said, "NO, it's not. Four is larger than two..."

We haven't used Sears repair since.


My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter.

She said, "You gave me too much money."

I said, "Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back."

She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said "We're sorry, but we cannot do that kind of thing."

The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change..

Do not confuse the clerks at McD's.


I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: "Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'"

From Kingman, KS.


My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.

From Kansas City.


I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?"

To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?"

He smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask."

Happened in Birmingham, AL.


The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.

Appalled, she responded, "What on earth are blind people doing driving?!'"

She was a probation officer in Wichita, KS.


At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker: She was leaving the company due to "downsizing."

Our manager commented cheerfully, "This is fun. We should do this more often."

Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.

This was a lunch at Texas Instruments.


I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.

A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office, no less.


When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.

"Hey," I announced to the technician, "It's open!"

His reply, "I know. I already got that side."

This was at the Ford dealership in Canton, MS.


When I left Hawaii and was transferred to FL I still had the Hawaiian plates on my car, as my car was shipped from Hawaii. I was parking somewhere (I can't remember) and a guy asked me "Wow, you drove from Hawaii to here?"

I looked at him and quickly said, "Yep. I took the Hawaii/San Francisco Bridge".

He nodded his head and said, "Cool!"


They walk among us... and they VOTE and they REPRODUCE............

   WILD HORRIFIED GIGGLES! Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Joe Sweetie!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 10/27/09 - "Meet Jack! You have to watch this one!!":

How can we NOT count our blessings!

Wow...what a great positive attitude!

Please meet Jack Rushton of California. You don't want to miss this. - Good To Be Alive

   Thank you so much, Dearest Judy! Jack made me laugh till I cried, and cry till I smiled, and It just doesn't get much better than that!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 10/27/09:

Weight Loss

My friend and I joined a weight-loss organization. At one meeting the instructor held up an apple and a candy bar.

"What are the attributes of this apple," she asked, "and how do they relate to our diet?"

"Low in calories" and "lots of fiber," were among the answers.

She then detailed what was wrong with eating candy, and concluded, "Apples are not only more healthful but also less expensive. Do you know I paid fifty-five cents for this candy bar?" We stared as she held aloft the forbidden treat.

From in back of the room a small voice spoke up. "I'll give you seventy-five cents for it." 


1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

2. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at  kwitte@tampabay, - CLASS OF 1960

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  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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We Danced

Written by Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois

Recorded by Brad Paisley, 2000

The bar was empty
I was sweeping up the floor
That's when she walked in
I said, "I'm sorry but we're closed"
And she said "I know,
But I'm afraid I left my purse"
I said, "I put one back behind the bar
I bet it's probably yours"
And the next thing that I knew
There we were, lost in conversation
And before I handed her her purse
I said, "You'll only get this back on one condition"

And we danced
Out there on that empty hardwood floor
The chairs up and the lights turned way down low
The music played, we held each other close
And we danced

And from that moment
There was never any doubt
I had found the one
That I had always dreamed about
And then one evenin'
When she stopped by after work
I pulled a diamond ring out of the pocket of my shirt
And as her eyes filled up with tears
She said, "This is the last thing I expected"
And then she took me by the hand
And said, "I'll only marry you on one condition"


Like no one else had ever danced before
I can't explain what happened on that floor
But the music played
We held each other close
And we danced
Yeah, we danced

"We Danced" midi courtesy of - 10/28/09

"We Danced" lyrics courtesy of - 10/28/09

Second Image of Brad Paisley courtesy of - 10/28/09

First Image of Brad Paisley courtesy of - 10/28/09

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Guitar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

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

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

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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