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"We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans - a debt we can never fully repay."

 - Doc Hastings
(b. 7 Feb 1941)

"Today let us also remember the brave soldiers who died for our freedom and our veterans who selflessly stood in harm's way to guard our freedoms."

- Michael N. Castle
(b.2 June 1939)


11/11/06 - NNHS Newsletter -

"On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free."

 - Dan Lipinski
(b. 15 July 1966)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

      A big Thank You to all you Veterans out there!

   Now, you just knew there'd be homework today, didn't you?  We covered it pretty well last year, so take another look:


  From Me ('65) of NC - 11/11/06:

   Can you really listen to the strains of Sousa' "Washington Post" and not stand a little taller and a little straighter, and feel an enormous rush of pride in everything American as a tear-streaked smile spreads across your face?  No, I didn't think so!

   As I was searching for a midi arrangement of this that I liked (and while this one is a bit short of the trumpets I wanted to hear, the dynamics, the percussion, and the tubas are great!), I cane across this site I thought many of you would enjoy - especially (but not limited to) you baseball fans:



     Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL is celebrating her birthday tomorrow!

   Congratulations, Jean, and Many Happy Returns!


  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/08/06 - "Veterans Day":

        Today we will always Remember..and Give THANKS.. For YOU have GIVEN so we can HAVE what WE have TODAY..
Forever  al


   Thanks you so much, Al!  This is beautiful!  And Happy Veterans Day to you!  

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 11/09/06 - "NNHS 1958 Classmate has role in local Play":

The Poquoson Island Players or PIPs as they refer to themselves serve up a batch of madcap laughs in their production of Mark Landon Smith’s Radio T.B.S.
  Lydia Powell Mugler ('58 - of VA) has some very nice moments to milk as on the spot reporter Missy Goode.
For more info, a picture of Lydia, and directions, go to:

   Way to go, Lydia!

   Thanks so much, Joe!


 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 11/10/06 - "Picture of the Week":

  This should be a bumper sticker.............

   Agreed!  Thanks, Mark!


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

Dear Carol,
I know you've been hesitant about fixing a subscription fee for the Newsletter. I do agree with you that it should be available to all Typhoons and friends regardless of income. I would, however, like to challenge those who can, to commit to a monthly fee (whatever they can afford) so you can count on meeting your expenses. (With maybe a little somethin' for your own sweet self?)  You have my monthly commitment of $10. I can't think of a happier use for this money!
Typhoons Forever!
And, because of you, We'll Always Have Buckroe...


   Chris, you're such a Sweetie-Pie!  Thank you so much!

 From Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 11/11/06 - "e mail address":

Keep up the good work. Please add my e mail address in the e mail site:

   Certainly, Gary!  Here you are:

I lived at 1332 Garden Drive and walked past your apartment on way to little league field and yacht basin.

   OH, MY GOODNESS!  I remember that quite vividly, of course, because I was only in the eighth grade when we moved there (from 1309-A 16th Street to 1353 Roanoke Avenue) in October of 1960 after my daddy's death six months earlier, but you were a senior!  I had no idea you'd remember!!!  I was always completely floored that you'd smile and speak to me as you passed by!  WOWZERS!!!  You made my whole day!  I'm always surprised that anyone remembered me at all....


   Thank you, Gary!


  From John Murden ('60) of VA - 11/11/06 - "231st Birthday of the USMC"

It seems like we just celebrated the 230th anniversary just recently....!
Keep it goin', Carol!
~ John

   I know!!!  Wasn't that only yesterday?!?  

   Actually, the one I remember most vividly was the 225th in 2000.  That's because as the Class of 1965 was having it's 35-Year Reunion, the Marines were having their Birthday Ball right across the hall!


Saturday, October 28, 2000
Hampton Inn,
Hampton, VA
   I hadn't been back to "the sacred soil of Virginia" in many years, but I do believe I was as excited to see that many gorgeous Marines, resplendent in their dress blues, as I was to see my old friends - which is saying quite a bit!  

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/11/06 - "Veterans Day 2006": 
Hi, Carol:
Heading out to a dinner to honor our Veterans.
I will remember your father and your family in our prayers.
Joe Madagan

   Thank you so much, Major Madagan - for everything!

Major Madagan

  From Me ('65) of NC - 11/11/06:

   I chanced upon something very interesting this morning.  I Googled "WGH", and found this article in Wikipedia.

     When I saw the External Links, I correctly assumed I'd find Dale Parson's ('69 - of HA) most excellent WGH site, was was amazed to find    Dave Spriggs' ('64 - of VA) brain child there as well:

   So then I took a chance to see if Wikipedia carried an article on Newport News High School.. They do, but it doesn't mention our page.  C'est la vie.

   It concluded with these words:

  This Virginia school-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

   Soooo - y'all go for it!

   Anyway, I added the Wikipedia links to both these pages on our site:



  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL  - 11/11/06 - "231st Birthday of the USMC"

Hi, Carol:
Thanks for the special "Salute" to the USMC in the Newsletter. Hope everyone caught the speech by Jim Lehrer yesterday at the dedication ceremony of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
Just in case they missed it, Jim gave a rousing speech at Quantico. During this speech, he remembered his Marine father, and relatives who have served in the Corps.
Then he recalled reporting to Quantico for Platoon Leaders Class as a young college student. During the initial roll call at the train station where the students had just arrived for training, the Drill Instructor pronounced his last name incorrectly. Jim spoke up to give the correct way to pronounce his last name.
Then total silence settled, as he heard the leather heels pounding on the concrete towards him, and he was told his name was now "Bo Peep, Little Bo Peep" and he never forgot it.

   What a great story!  Thanks for sharing that, Joe!  Alas, I missed it.  I've spent the weekend observing Veterans Day in my usual fashion - watching old war movies on TV, and remembering.

As for sponsorship for the website, I liked the idea you had about raising funds the way PBS does for certain programs. Of course, none of us would want our names shown as an underwriter. I am sure you will come up with a plan for several good suggestions have been provided by your subscribers. Certainly, none of us would like to see this website cease to exist.
The storm will pass, and you should not be embarrassed at all about the situation that you and Paul and your dear family find yourself in at this time. I dare say there are few who have not lost a job due to mergers, acquisitions, and sellout of businesses in their business careers. So, we understand and hope you will not be embarrassed if one were to give of their abundance to one in need during a storm in their life.
Have a reflective Veterans Day, as you ponder the duty performed by your father in the Army.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you, sweet Adonis!    I almost have a plan for that Subscriber/Underwriter page; I just need to sleep on it a bit more.....

   Thank you so very much - for everything!


    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 fallen waaay 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 have arrived!  Unfortunately, I still 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" (#4 in a series of 12):


   AWWW!  Aren't they cute?!?  Thanks, Gorgeous! 

They'll be there when you need a shoulder to lean on....

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 11/08/06 - "BEWARE of Wild Animals": (#4
in a series of 18):



Look at one a day to brighten your day,

Jerry Blanchard (Class 62) of Va. 

   OHHH, this little baby definitely needs a hug!  Thanks, Jerry!


   And I STILL have Halloween pictures, and pet photos, and David Whitley's drawings, and more pictures from Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us, and still all those great reunion images yet to come.  Keep the faith!  I'll get 'em done!

   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

The Washington Post

- John Phillip Sousa, 1889
(6 Nov 1854 - 6 Mar 1932)

"The Washington Post" midi courtesy of - 11/11/06

Veterans Day Title clip art courtesy of - 11/11/06

Veterans Day Divider "Line" clip art courtesy of - 11/11/06

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of - 05/26/06

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!

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

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