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11/09/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Think of Me

"When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who
I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are.
It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless
years and miles may stand between us. It means that if we meet again,
you will know me. It means that even after I die, you can still see
my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart."

 - Frederick Buechner
(b. 11 July 1926)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   As it's Thursday, this is another one of those Bonus Newsletters I promised you.  The themes for Bonus Newsletters generally come either from my Haunted Radio or from my Magic Shower.  There are times when my Magic Shower has a cruel, almost vicious side to it - times such as these when it unrelentingly sings me this lovely anthem, knowing how it will make me cry.......  


    Happy Birthday today to Hilton Henderson ('57).  Many Happy Returns!



  Hit #54,000 was made on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 1:48 PM by someone from - possibly in San Antonio, TX - who was visiting


  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 11/07/06 - "Memorial":

We were saddened to see the passing of   Mike Bradford. I was in his 1st -7th grade class at Woodrow Wilson Elementary and then on to NNHS. I remember   his sweet mother (Lallie Bradford) who occasionally volunteered in the cafeteria during our lunch hour.
Peace & Blessing,

   Thank you, Cheryl.   I posted your comments on Mike's Memorial Newsletter:


From My Niece, Shari of VA - 11/08/06 - "Great patriotic commercial":

   WOWZERONI-RINI, Shari!  This is powerful - and beautiful!  Thank you so much for sharing it with us!


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 11/08/06 - "History of the sixties":

Bob Hedrick, Class of 58 sent me this neat "60's" site that you might want to use if you haven't all ready.  Turn your speakers on sit back and enjoy.

To all,

Perhaps some of you will remember a few of the things that are shown in this video. Some of you are too young to actually remember any of the happenings shown, too bad. It was a good time to be young.


Turn your sound up. Sit back relax and enjoy.

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!  You found my Time Machine!  Thanks, Wayne - and Bob!


  From Frank Friedland ('60) of VA - 11/08/06:


As "Thanksgiving Day" is approaching it always brings back to me the NNHS 1959 classic game against HHS. Jimmy Eason was playing for his father and Cowboy Range brought the Typhoons to Hampton's turf....capacity crowd - and after Julie Conn gave his famous half time talk..we walked off the field with a 34-14 victory.

I think    Steve Hochman ('60 - of VA) has the film of that game. It would be great to see that film again. Maybe we could have a party and celebrate again that wonderful victory.

Frank Friedland

   What a great idea!!!  Why don't you give Steve a call and see what could be arranged?  You surely know how many people would thrill to see that film again - let alone each other!  I'm not very helpful at arranging things, but I could give you all the free publicity you want!

   Thanks, Frank!   I posted your note - well, it should have been on the 1960 Football page (they're named for the graduating seniors' class, not for the fall when they were actually played), but it seems the Resident Slacker around here still hasn't made most of the Football pages.  Sigh. I did fill in many of the blanks on the main page, at least, so I placed your remarks there for the moment:


  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 11/08/06 - "Election Day":

Hi Carol!
Greetings from Kollyfornia! We voted in our favorite Governator yesterday, and yes, liberal that I am, I voted for him. Like my youngest, Gaby, used to say, "I didn't do it--my hand did it!"
Speaking of religion (weren't we?), I enjoyed the info you posted on the pagan holiday, Samhain. When our daughters were young, we lived next door to two witches. One rainy October they asked to use our covered patio for their harvest "rit," or ritual. They forgot to mention that Channel 5 Morning News was coming to film them. Which is how our daughters had Halloween breakfast with half a dozen witches and a news team. The team caught my husband on his way out the door to work saying, "I disavow any knowledge of what's going on in my backyard."
Our witches, Jolene and Sandy, taught us much over the years. Each member of their coven was an expert on a particular mythology--Greek, Celtic, Egyptian, etc.--and were always available to share their knowledge for school reports.  We even participated in a few of their "rits." Our girls learned about diversity, and I learned the true meaning of a "charmed circle!"
In the words of our fearless leader,
"I'll be back!"
Typhoons Forever (We'll Always Have Buckroe!)

   You've led an exciting life, Lady!

   By the way, you'll see that I finally scanned in your junior portrait to use instead of your sophomore picture - YAY!

   Thanks, Chris!

  From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 11/08/06 - "PAL Orange drink":


I really remember the PAL drinks.  My first memory is when I was either 4 or 5 years old.  I did not go to school and we lived at 918 25th Street.  We lived directly behind Walter Reed School.  The house has long been torn down.  Anyway, there were two houses between us and an alley that connected 25th Street and 24th Street.  Beside the alley, on 25th Street, was Marion's Grocery Store.  One day, when I was riding my tricycle down 25th Street, I noticed the PAL drink truck parked in the alley beside the store.  The delivery man was stocking his drinks in the store.  He saw me and said, "Would you like to have a PAL drink?"  Of course, I said, "Yes Sir!"  He GAVE me a PAL drink.  I was so excited and hurried home and put it in the refrigerator.  After only a short while, I had it opened and took a few sips, then put it back.  I did this for several hours, until it was all gone.  I NEVER had an entire drink for myself at home as a child.  We always had to divide a drink.  This was true of two of sister,    Mary Anne ('58) and me.  This was probably in 1946-1947.....

The second memory I have of PAL drinks is when I was in the 5th grade at Woodrow Wilson School.  This would have been in early 1953.  I think it was for Valentine's Day.....Our homeroom mother had a party for us.  We all were given PAL drinks.  We only had orange.....Actually, I do not remember Pal being in grape as Nehi or Sun Crest were.  Anyway, I remember noticing that on the bottle it said, "Non carbonated...PASTEURIZED".  Yes, I am sure of this.  I had only heard of milk being pasteurized.  Red is my favorite color and the red heart on the front made the bottle especially pretty to me.  I do have many good memories and these are two of them.

Take care, Fred Mays, '60 of Newport News, VA

   Thanks, Fred!  It's nice how vividly the warm memories of our early childhood remain with us, isn't it?  

   And yes, the bottle did indeed say, "Pasteurized": 

   I've added your remarks to the Pal page:



     I'd still like to know where in Newport News the Pal Bottling Company was located.

  From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/09/06 - "link to short clips of music you
might like":
A friend sent this to me.

   WOWZERS!!!  There are some very unusual arrangements here, Frances!  Some are quite hauntingly Beautiful!  Thanks so much, Lady!

   (I had to open this in a new window to avid hearing two soundtracks at once.)


  From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 11/09/06:

Dear Carol,

Sorry to hear that finances are deteriorating again. I will get a check in the mail ASAP.

But now seems like a good time to revisit the issue of a monthly fee for subscriptions? In effect, you are running a business and producing a product (a first class product, at that). You, therefore, have production costs that need to be offset. No one is going to object to a fee if it helps you maintain the  integrity of your process.

You are an extremely generous, caring, and loving person, Carol. But you need to let your head rule your heart in this matter so as to not place undue stress on yourself.

You have created a beautiful thing with your newsletter. I doubt there’s a person on your distribution that is willing to let you go it alone, much less risk losing the newsletter altogether!

Think hard on this one .Please do not continue to put yourself in difficult positions when a small monthly fee from everyone could make it go away. I know all would agree.

Take care of yourself, you beautiful lady.

All my best.

Love ya’,


   Joe Darlin', I've spent the entire day trying to write you one of my rare personal replies.  Every time I begin, I start crying so hard I can't remember what I wanted to say beyond, "Thanks, you're my hero!" or something equally lame.

   I really had truly believed that this nightmare would be over by now, and the whole question would be moot or superfluous or something.  I really cannot in good conscience charge a monthly fee to everyone, because there are a number of people with us who are in pretty much the same state that I am, and I just couldn't tell them to go take a long walk off a short dock with concrete boots on.

   But that brings us back to the Underwriters concept again - perhaps with varying levels of support.  If anyone has some great idea of how to institute that, perhaps we really should - at least temporarily.

   So, uh, yes, Sweetie, I'm still left with nothing better to say even after all these hours than a tearful, "Thank you so very much, Love.  You really are my hero!"


  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/09/06:

In reading the article, in the 11-08-06 newsletter, that    Jerry Blanchard ('62) sent to    Gloria Woolard Price (HHS '65) regarding the last "Turkey Day Game", I noticed the reporter had listed the final series count at 37-27-12 in Hampton's favor. It was his position that after all those years and all those games and excitement that went with them, that HHS had won 37 games, NNHS 27 games, and 12 games ended in a tie.
Now, I don't have the article and I can't prove it but, I recall reading another lengthy article on the same subject a "few" of years ago that stated that when all was "said and done" HHS had won one more game than NNHS.
Does anyone else remember such an article? It's a mute point now, but I would like to know.

   Well, ten more is considerably different from one more, now, isn't it?!?  Surely there exists some record book somewhere which could be consulted (and posted!) which would definitively answer this, n'est pas? 

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

One thing I do know is that both HHS and NNHS grads were most upset when the wisdom(?) of the Newport News School Board decided it was not "fair" to name one school after the city and tagged the new high school that should have been NNHS with the name Menchville!

All of that tradition, all those trophies, all of those memories, all of everything that was so dear to the hearts of so many simply voted away due to a misguided sense of "fairness". Ask Bethel, Kecoughtan, and Phoebus High students if they have any less school spirit and want any less to beat Hampton because they are in the City of Hampton and not named after the city. Hats off to the "thinking" Hampton School Board!

   WOW........  Thanks, Wayne Honey!


From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 11/09/06:

A first grade teacher had twenty-five students in her class and she presented each child in her class the first half of a well known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.

It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading these keep in mind that these are first graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is classic!
1. Don't change horses................................................until they stop running.

2. Strike while the.......................................................bug is close.

3. It's always darkest before..........................................Daylight Saving Time.

4. Never underestimate the power of ............................. termites.

5. You can lead a horse to water but ............................. how?

6. Don't bite the hand that ........................................... looks dirty.

7. No news is...............................................................impossible.

8. A miss is as good as a .............................................. Mr.

9. You can't teach an old dog new ................................. math.

10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll ................................ stink in the morning.

11. Love all, trust ....................................................... me.

12. The pen is mightier than the ..................................... pigs.

13. An idle mind is.........................................................the best way to relax.

14. Where there's smoke there's ..................................... pollution.

15. Happy the bride who.................................................gets all the presents.
16. A penny saved is ................................................... not much.

17. Two's company, three's ...........................................the Musketeers.

18. Don't put off till tomorrow what ................................. you put on to go to bed.

19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and have to blow your nose.

20. There are none so blind as ........................................ Stevie Wonder.

21. Children should be seen and not ................................. spanked or grounded.

22. If at first you don't succeed ......................................get new batteries.

23. You get out of something only what you ...................... see in the picture on the box.

24. When the blind lead the blind .....................................get out of the way.

And the WINNER and last one!

25. Better late than........................................................pregnant.

   These are classics, Carol Anne!  Thanks!


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/09/06 - "hiya":

Mornin' Missy,

Hey,   Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73 - of VA) was telling me (some time ago) about some '60's music cd's, interspersed with WGH commercials, that he purchased from someone on your website. Was it
   Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA), maybe? And, Little Ms. Know Everyteeng & All-of-it, do ya know if it/they can still be had? .....




   Yes, of course, Gorgeous!  I didn't realize you didn't have yours.  There's just the one detail.  They cannot be purchased.  They're free!  Of course, a $10.00 donation to the coffers of the 1964 Reunion Committee would be considered mighty thoughtful.  And yes, they're still available from Our Wizard of Wonderment, Dave Spriggs.
   Just drop him a note and/or an email:


If you feel so inclined, you may make your donation check payable to “NNHS Class
of 1964”, indicate "CD MIX" in the memo area of your check and mail it to: 



P.O. BOX 6387

NORFOLK VA 23508-0387

     Here's a listing of all the songs you'll get on your five free CD's:

   These are simply fabulous!  You will just love them!

   Thanks, David - and David!

   Speaking of WGH......


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 09/29/06 - "WGH":

   When I saw David at the Open Reunion of the Class of 1966 in September, he gave me, right out of his high school scrapbook, bless his sweet heart, this flyer from March 20, 1966.
   I did a bit of a page redesign, and added it to our wonderful WGH page:

   (I saved the picture to a rather large size, so if you're not seeing it really big, click again!)

   Thanks so very much, Gorgeous!

  March 20, 1966  

  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 11/09/06 - "Tommy Price":

I just read the mail from    Robert Price ('61 - of VA), stating that no one would remember him. What a joke!!!! How could anyone not remember that handsome "boy"? He was in one of my classes and I'm sure I made him very uncomfortable, by staring at him all the time.  Glad to know he's among us now on THE WEB. I had no idea Tommy ('51) was his brother. I worked with his sister-in-law, Christine, at R.O. Nelson Elementary School for years. I remember when she went to see "The Phantom of the Opera" in NYC, I would enter the office and sing(?) "Christine, I Looove You", and she would just chuckle. So many fond memories of that fine family.  My heart and prayers are with the entire Price family.

Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61).  

   Thanks, Elaine!  I posted your remarks on Tommy's Memorial Newsletter as well.

:   I think it's so strange that you invoked memories of "The Phantom of the Opera", given today's theme.  You'll note down in the credits that even though I did not find a set of reasonable, abbreviated lyrics or an image that I wanted until 11/01/06, I had already located and saved the midi on 10/19/06.  The Twilight Zone strikes again....

   Thanks, Lady!  And oh, I agree with you.  Some people are simply unforgettable!


  From Richard Dawes (HHS/NNHS - '62) of VA - 11/09/06 - "Here it is... GROANER OF THE


Here is a little teaser for all the math people out there.

Best to you

Richard Dawes


There was an Indian Chief, and he had three squaws, and kept them in three teepees. When he would come home late from hunting, he would not know which teepee contained which squaw, being dark and all. He went hunting one day, and killed a hippopotamus, a bear, and a buffalo. He put the a hide from each animal into a different teepee, so that when he came home late, he could feel inside the teepee and he would know which squaw was inside.

Well after about a year, all three squaws had children. The squaw on the bear had a baby boy, the squaw on the buffalo hide had a baby girl. But the squaw on the hippopotamus had a girl and a boy. So what is the moral of the story?














The squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws on the other two hides.

   ARGHHHH!!! Thanks, Dicky!   That is a lulu!


For One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 11/09

   Herbie Darlin', I redid your images and added your Purple Heart to your spot on Famous Marines:

   Thanks so much for letting me know!

   (And no, I still haven't thought of all those appropriately lovely words of gratitude I was going to say.  I think possibly that portion of my mind went on strike with the Goodyear workers around the corner from me....)  

    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 1958
will hold its Holiday Party on Saturday, December 9, 2006
at The Kitchen at Powhatan Plantation, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1957
will hold its Holiday Party on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at the Omni Hotel,
Newport News, VA.

Forms and reservations are due by Monday, December 4, 2006.

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 David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/08/06 - "Friends" (#2 in a series of 12):


   Awww, isn't that sweet?!?  Thanks, Gorgeous! 

They will support you....    

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 11/08/06 - "BEWARE of Wild Animals": (#2
in a series of 18):



Look at one a day to brighten your day,

Jerry Blanchard (Class 62) of Va. 

OHHH, how cute!!!  Thanks, Jerry!


   Ummmm, I still didn't finish all I had intended...  Fortunately, there will be special editions both tomorrow and Saturday.

   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

Think of Me
(Phantom of the Opera)

- Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1986

Think of me
think of me fondly,
when we've said
Remember me
once in a while -
promise me
you'll try.

When you
that, once
again, you long
to take your
heart back
and be free -
if you
ever find
spare a thought
for me

We never said
our love
was evergreen,
or as unchanging
as the sea -
but if
you can still
stop and think
of me . . .

Think of all the things
shared and seen -
don't think about the things
which might have been . . .

Think of me,
of me waking,
silent and

trying too hard
to put you
from my mind.

Recall those days
look back
on all those
think of the things
we'll never do -
there will
never be
a day, when
I won't
of you . .

We never said
was evergreen,
or as unchanging
as the sea
but please
promise me,
that sometimes
will think of me!

"Think of Me" midi courtesy of - 10/19/06

"Think of Me" lyrics courtesy of - 11/01/06

Image of the Phantom and Christine courtesy of - 11/01/06

Pink Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/04

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

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

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

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

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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!

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

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