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10/31/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Halloween!

"Nothing on Earth (is) so beautiful as the final
haul on Halloween night."

 - Steve Almond

"There is nothing funny about Halloween.
This sarcastic festival reflects, rather,
an infernal demand for revenge
by children on the adult world."

- Jean Baudrillard
(b. 20 June 1929)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I couldn't decide which of these quotations I preferred for today, so I've given you a "Twofer".

   The theme of this year's Halloween Newsletter was suggested by my darling daughter,   Adrienne (Harty - of NC)  Thanks, Adrienne!

   And I think just for fun, I'll repeat what I said in last year's Halloween edition:

   Don't even start with me about the Evils of Halloween.  I already told you that (assuming I remembered them) we'd be celebrating all holidays together, whether we personally and individually observed them or not.  Not that I'm a crabby old woman or anything...



1.   Michael Barnes ('62) of VA via   Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 10/31/06:

Hi Carol,
Will you please add Michael Barnes to your mailing list? 

   Absolutely!  Thanks, Brenda - and welcome, Michael!

Also, you might want to advertise that he is having a Art Show/Jewelry Show on Nov. 2, 5pm -8pm at Pool's Grant.  Pool's Grant is located on Bough Lane, Hampton, Va.

Directions:  If you are traveling on Mercury Boulevard going toward Ft. Monroe, just before you get to Woodland Road, you will turn right onto Old Pt. Road, follow till you get to an intersection, just bear left going under I-64, keep following until you get to the gate at Pool's Grant, go thru the gate, look to your right, you will see a pool and a clubhouse, The show is in the clubhouse.  There will be hand made jewelry and portraits and still life in acrylic.  Wine and appetizers will be served.  Come and enjoy the show and see some of your classmates.

   WOWZERONI!!!  How wonderful!!!

Thanks Carol, I appreciate all that you do, sure glad that you took on this webpage stuff; everyone sure loves it.  Wish I had the time to do all that you do.  God bless you. 

   Thanks, Brenda!  I wish I had the time to do it, too! 

Thanks again for advertising our next reunion.  It is going to be a blast, so you might decide to come to it too.  :+)

     BOY HOWDY!!!  Thanks, Brenda!  I just love reunions!



    We have two birthdays tomorrow!  Happy Birthday to    Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD and to   Colin Faison ('58) of VA.  Have a great day, Gentlemen!


From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - ’61) of VA - 10/26/06:


Just found out that Johnny Holland’s (NNHS ’61) wife, Gwen Holland (WHS ’61) had a stoke Sunday, 22 Oct.  She is now in the ICU unit of Riverside Hospital .  Spoke to their son last night and she is improving some but (it will be a ) long haul......

Karrin Williams Frankie

WHS ’61 (& would have been class of NNHS ’61 if not moved!!)

   Oh, my goodness.  We're so sorry to hear this, Karrin.  Thanks so much for letting us know.  Please try to keep us posted on Gwen's progress, and we'll keep her and Johnny in our prayers.

   From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 10/26/06 - "NN Obituary Index":

Hello Carol,        Thur. Oct. 26, 06       
The NN Public Library has finally made the "Obituary Project" available on the internet.  I had heard a little about the project on visits beginning in the 1990s but could never find out what kind of result it would yield.  Now we know - it is an index of the obituaries appearing in the Newport News newspapers. Unfortunately only the index is available over the internet.  To see the actual obituary it is still necessary to go to the library and scroll microfilm.
The main newspapers over the years were the Daily Press (morning) and Times Herald (afternoon).  In the beginning they were owned separately, but eventually they became the property of one company.  Earlier there had been other newspapers but they did not survive when Daily Press and Times Herald became dominant.  The last Times Herald appeared Aug. 30, 1991.  After that the Daily Press became the only daily in NN. 
The index can be accessed by going to:  
This message is displayed on the opening page:
Welcome to our Obituary Index. The main source of these obituaries is the Daily Press, which has been the City of Newport News’ local paper since 1898. The current obituary index covers 1898 to 1949. Also, there are small portions indexed in each decade of the 1950’s, 1960’s 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s. This index also covers obituaries from the Times-Herald from 1902 to 1915. Additions are made to the obituary index on a regular basis, so please keep checking this site.
The Daily Press itself has an online index of all of their articles from 1989 to the present, which you can visit at

Missing Issues:
Both the Daily Press and Times-Herald have a large section of issues which were missing before they could be microfilmed.
• The Daily Press is missing issues from December 15, 1899 to January 7, 1905
• Times-Herald is missing issues from July 1902 to January 2, 1908.

There are occasional issues missing in other years as well. If you are unable to find an obituary listing this may be one of the reasons why.

There are several ways to initiate a search, not all with the same result.  I found an obituary ID using one method but not with another.  I expect the site mechanics still need to be polished.  Also some obits seemed to be missing - I could not find the ones for my father or grandfather, although I have the actual clippings.
Don't forget that the obituries are indexed by surname at the time of death.  Thus married women would have an obituary in their married names although in some cases an obituary is also indexed for a woman's maiden name.  Not sure if this was done in every case when the obituary mentioned a maiden name.  My guess is that some of the transcribers may have done this and some not.
Here are some date realities:
Tombstones always give death dates, although sometimes the year only.  Ditto for birth dates. Sometimes you may see such as "Died 19XX in his seventy fourth year." 
A cemetery office usually records the date of burial - sometimes more dates.  Old entries often included cause of death.
Dates on official death records depend on the accuracy of whoever gave the report.  No one checks.
Social Security records (SSDI) always give a full birth date, but seldom have more than the month and year of death.  They do give the place of death (ZIP) - which is useful in sorting out your John Smith from the others. 
Also remember that obit. publishing dates follow the death dates - sometimes by quite an interval.
The NN Public Library is now at 110 Main Street in Hilton.  Phone 757/591-4858.  The Virginiana Room is where all the good stuff is.  Gregg Grunow is the Chief Librarian in there.  From Warwick Boulevard go east and turn right just before the Fire Station.  Plenty of parking behind the library.
Fraternal best wishes,
Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   WOWZERS!!!  Thanks so much for this valuable bit of information, Fred!  As the number of avid genealogists among us seems to increase at a steady rate, this is certain to be appreciated by a great many!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/27/06 - "(Interactive) Dark Movies":

   Oh, this is fun!!!  I'm sure y'all did far better than I!

   Thanks, Shari!


  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/27/06 - "Happy Halloween":

 Hope All have a




Typhoons Forever  Al


   Thanks so much, Al!  This one was such fun!  

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/28/06 - "This one's great!!  Scrabble":

This has got to be one of the cleverest
E-mails I've received in awhile.
Someone out there either has too much
spare time or is deadly at Scrabble.
(Wait till you see the last one)!


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Yep! Someone with waaaaaaaaaaay
too much time on their hands! (Probably a son-in-law)

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Joyce!  

  From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 10/28/06 - "Halloween Greetings":

   Ohhh, Tommy, you baaaad!!!  GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Sweetie!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/28/06 - "make your own funny dress up pumpkin":

Applet like the old Mr. Potato head. Drag items off and one with your mouse held down.

   These are fun, too!  Where do you find this stuff, Lady?!?  Thanks, Shari!


    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 10/29/06 - "Football history":

Good afternoon, folks.

I need help. If anyone out there knows how I can increase the size of the pictures I sent in, I would really like help in doing so. I am really not that good with this thing. But I try.

Jerry Blanchard (class of 62) of Va.

   Hi, Jerry!  I'm of the firm opinion that while there are a few souls out there who actually know what they're doing, most of us need help.  I also firmly believe that there are several ways to do things on the computer, and if I know how to do something one way, I'm thrilled.  If I know how to do the same task in another way as well, I'm beyond delighted.

   Many of y'all assume that because I do what I do, I actually know what I'm doing.  This is not even close to the reality of the situation.  When I launched this website in July of 2000, I could barely open an email.  I didn't even know how to cut and paste.  In fact, up until October of 2000, I was doing no more than dictating to my #5 son,    Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) what I wanted to see and include, and he ran the whole thing for me.

   It wasn't until I attended the 35-Year Reunion for the Class of 1965 exactly six years ago, that I felt guilty enough for taking credit for something that I wasn't doing, that I decided to learn how to do it myself.

   And I have learned how to do some things, but still frequently call for back-up.  In fact, I enlisted Nathaniel's help again this morning because I've seriously messed up some settings on my computer somewhere.

   All that said, here are some things I know, while we wait to hear from someone who actually knows the answer.

   There are several ways to scan images, and there are several ways to send them.  As you are using MSN to send them, I think - think - they are only allowed to be of a certain size, and therein lies the problem.

   I just discovered (to my chagrin) that such images do not wait around for me to save them, but will disappear within a week..........

   It is also possible that when my #6 son,    Dale (Harty - American School, IL - '02 - of VA) comes home for Thanksgiving break, he can solve the whole problem.  Or I might just ship them off to Nathaniel before then.

   At any rate, Sweetie, we certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending us those treasures, as well as your efforts in getting them here to us.


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 10/30
/06 - "Dear Carol, Herb and his Harley 1939":

Dear Carol,

I have been showing you pictures of my "Way back when" life (Herbie-B.C. - Before Carol that is).


Here is a picture of me at approximately 15 years old on my Harley Davidson. This was before helmets were required, and like a lot of motorcycle riders, I was hit by a car at an intersection and went flying over the handlebars, skidding on my hands and knees. I was very lucky as I only had minor scrapes on my hands and knees. I was very thankful that GOD did not want to see me yet !!!

   YOWZERONI!!!  So are we!


I paid for all these good times by working at a gas station after school and on Saturdays. I pumped gas, greased cars and did other chores. My mother had a lot to say about this and I did not keep the motorcycle too long after that.  

I bought a 1938 "well used" Ford and I got my older sister to sign for it as I was too young.

Tell me when I am sending you too many pictures, No problem, I will send them anyway.

Your Friend, Herbie

   Herbie Darlin', you are such a hoot!  It's not likely that I'll tire of the pictures!  Thanks so much, Sweetie; this one is adorable!


  From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 10/30/06 - "Great Halloween Card":

Check out this Halloween card.  It should really scare you.

   WILDER GIGGLES!!!  Oh, Mark!  You baaaaad, too!  Thanks!


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/30/06 - "North End":

Hi, Carol:
Checking out the Old Neighborhoods, and viewing the recent photos taken by    Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) of 53rd Street and Huntington Avenue in North End sure brought back memories.
The house facing Huntington Avenue on the North East Corner of this intersection was the residence of Dr. Price and his family. My late classmate of NNHS 1957,   Adrienne Price was his daughter. They maintained a lovely home in this neighborhood. We lived two doors north, at the corner of Huntington Avenue and 54th Street when I was a Junior and Senior TYPHOON and have fond memories of this fine neighborhood. A VIP Gate for the Newport News Shipyard was on 54th Street, and only used on special occasions such the launching and christening of vessels. I understand most recently it was the gate used by the Bush family when they came to the yard for that purpose.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Adonis!  I always appreciate your eye for detail - and your willingness to share it with us!


    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!
  Your new section is 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: - seven more images coming soon.......

       - coming soon.......

       - coming soon.......



  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/31/05 - "REUNION IMAGES!":

ore images just arrived!  Unfortunately, I haven't posted them yet, but here are the latest:














   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.

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" (#23 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

     I love this cat's crazy expression!  WILD GIGGLES!!!

   This concludes this series of images.  Thanks so much, Herbie Darlin'!


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 09/22/06 - "T-Shirts" (#11 in a series of 12):


   Oh Sweetie, isn't the answer to this question patently obvious?!?  You're still GORGEOUS! 
Thanks, David!


   I have another dozen or so items which I had planned to include here.  Unfortunately, I was gone from home much of the afternoon and evening (HEY - I'm trying to become a hermit here!  Where do I keep going wrong?!?).  Now my eyes are blurring and my concentration is wrecked, so I suppose I'll just have to throw in another bonus edition or two.

   HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!  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

Let's Do the Time Warp Again

- Richard O'Brien, 1975

It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
I've got to keep control

I remember doing the Time Warp
Drinking those moments when
The blackness would hit me and the void would be calling
Let's do the time warp again...
Let's do the time warp again!

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
With your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane,
Let's do the Time Warp again!

It's so dreamy, oh fantasy free me
So you can't see me, no not at all
In another dimension, with voyeuristic intention
Well-secluded, I see all
With a bit of a mind flip
You're there in the time slip
And nothing can ever be the same
You're spaced out on sensation, like you're under sedation
Let's do the Time Warp again!

Well I was walking down the street just a-having a think
When a snake of a guy gave me an evil wink
He shook me up, he took me by surprise
He had a pickup truck and the devil's eyes.
He stared at me and I felt a change
Time meant nothing, never would again
Let's do the Time Warp again!

"Let's Do the Time Warp Again" midi courtesy of at the suggestion of my daughter, Adrienne Harty of NC - 10/29/06
Thanks, Adrienne!

"Let's Do the Time Warp Again" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of my daughter, Adrienne Harty of NC - 10/29/06
Thanks again, Adrienne!

Time Warp Mouth Image courtesy of - 10/29/06

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

Red Dripping Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of – 11/25/05

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

 Bleeding Rose Clip Art courtesy of - 03/15/05

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