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11/11/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Veterans Day

“But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
'These for their country fought and bled.'”

- Philip Freneau
(2 Jan 1752 - 18 Dec 1832)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's theme repeats every year - as well it should: - featuring God Bless the USA - featuring The Washington Post

         A big Thank You to all you Veterans out there! - A Tribute to Veterans

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/08/06 - "YouTube - Patriotic Tribute to our Military":

Very GOOD Link for Vets DAY....    


   WOWZERS!!! That is a winner! Thanks so much, Al!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/09/07 - "Very Powerful...Get the tissues out...":

My niece in South Carolina sent this to me. 

Powerful... Please take the time to watch this...  Incredible! This film was made by a 15 year old girl. The following is the hottest thing on the internet and on Fox News today. Lizzie Palmer who put this YouTube program together is 15 years old. There have been over 3,000,000 hits as of this morning. In case you missed it, here it is.

Watch all of it.......and, pass it on!!Â

   WOWZERS!!! This is another great one! We're run it several times before, but it's certainly good to watch again today! Thanks, Joan!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/09/07 - "Bob Hope":

Here is a nice little tribute to a man who DID make a difference !

ON TURNING 70  "You still chase women, but only downhill".

 "That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing."

 "You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."

 " I don't feel old. In fact I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."

ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING  "I ruined my hands in the ring ... the referee kept stepping on them."

ON SAILORS  "They spend the first six days of each week sowing their wild oats, then they go to church on Sunday and pray for crop failure."

May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003

ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR  "Welcome to the Academy Awards or, as it's called at my home, 'Passover'."

 "Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees."

 " I have performed for 12 presidents and entertained only six."

 " When I was born, the doctor said to my mother, 'Congratulations. You have an eight-pound ham'."

  "I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it."

"Four of us slept in the one bed.  When it got cold, mother threw on another brother."

 "That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom."

 " I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me."

 "I've done benefits for ALL religions.  I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality."

   Thanks, Shari!

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  11/10/07 - "Happy Birthday MARINES !!! 232 years old today":

Dear Carol / Dimples
Happy Birthday to the US Marine Corps, We are 232 years old today ( I don't feel any more than 83 years old ).

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!

      From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/10/07 - "RE: 11/10/07 - 232nd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps":

Hi, Carol:
No one needed to remind you that November 10 is the 232nd Birthday of the Marine Corps, as evidenced by the topic of this fine Newsletter keeping the TYPHOON Nation connected. Thanks, Kid.
Since you posted a couple of new pages in the section known as Our Old Stomping Grounds, let me add a comment about Pittman's Grocery which was located at 26th Street and Marshall Avenue in East End.
The owner of this grocery store lived on the second floor of this brick structure. His son, Merritt Guy Pittman was in the Class of 1957. We used to ride the Citizens Rapid Transit bus to school from the bus stop on the corner of Marshall Avenue and 28th Street. When Mr. Pittman sold the business, he provided an opportunity for his long time employee, the butcher, to purchase the business. I should be able to remember this name, but it escapes me right now. Duhhh. If you would like, I'll can call you about 0200 when I recall his name.
   GIGGLES!!! No thanks, Adonis! I've been having enough trouble sleeping lately as it is; later will be fine!
I've added your comments to that page:


Captain Glenn Dolphin, USMC Veteran, and now FBI Special Agent, delivered an outstanding speech to honor the Marines and Sailors and Soldiers who died during the bombing of the Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. Glenn was a survivor of that attack, and has written a book giving an account of this terrorist attack on the Warriors sent to keep peace under President Ronald Reagan. He spoke last evening at the Sergeant Major Michael Curtin USMC (Ret) Marine Corps League Detachment. Michael Curtin was also a first responder as a fireman with the New York City Fire Department and lost his life in efforts to rescue victims and co-workers when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City was attacked by terrorist on September 11, 2001.

Rest in Peace, SgtMaj.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you so much, Major Madagan!

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  11/10/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Happy VETERANS DAY !!!":

Dear Carol / Dimples

Happy VETERANS Day to all the U.S. Service MEN / WOMEN  Everywhere !!!


  Happy Veterans Day to YOU, Sweetie - and thanks - for everything!!!

       From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 11/10/01 - "Support and Remember A Recovering Veteran for Christmas":

What a nice thing to do.

When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:
          A Recovering American soldier
          c/o Walter Reed Army Medical  Center
          6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
           Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

If you approve of the idea, please pass it on to your e-mail list. (Which I did)  Hope you do also.  These guys need all of the good cheers and will that we can give them.

   Thank you, Carol Anne! Once again, we've run this several times lately, but it should be repeated today of all days.

  From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 11/10/07, 10:39 AM - "Drought in Georgia? What drought?":

This attachment is mere minutes old.  Apologies for seeing me like this, but the camera woman refused to do my hair and makeup before the shoot.  Never mind the costume.  And I sincerely apologize that now, all the ladies on my address list have seen me at my less-than-best in the morning.
Well, at least for some of you, we were all a lot younger.

More proof that this place ain't lacking for excitement.  You've heard of The Drought? Lake Lanier in Atlanta has -seriously- three months of water left to quench Atlanta's thirst.  We've been under water restriction in LaGrange all summer, and haven't had measurable rain since I don't know when.  Well, friends and neighbors, just minutes ago, I looked outside, and there's a new creek flowing through our backyard!  Somebody uphill has just burst a pipe in their lawn sprinkler, there's a burst water main ( it happened a couple of  blocks away last week ), or I'm now deaf and blind and didn't know there was a thunderstorm. 

Saturday, November 10, 2007, 9:45 AM

When it used to rain here in mid-west Georgia, there was always a stream coming from several square acres of hillside uphill from our property.  Nothing to erode the soil, and do any damage to the yard, but for about an hour, there'd be an ankle-deep creek outside.  And -good citizen that I am- I just had an honest-to-God Larry David moment with the goober at the Water and Utilities Department for the City of LaGrange...  Not to complain about any stalwart city employee who answers the phone there at eight fifteen on a Saturday morning, but his thick redneck accent makes a good case for out-sourcing the city utilities emergency number.  What's so hard to understand the phrase "It's coming from uphill"? 
Note to the crew of that splendid racing yacht, Revenge:  Recognize the sailboat?  I think Brent Halsey has one just like it.
Have a good laugh, everyone.  Laura, I can hear you all the way down here.  What's that barking sound?
Best to all,
Your correspondent in LaGrange, Georgia.

Thanks, Bill!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/10/07 - "Check it out":

Dear Friends, and you all are!!
 Joyce Cahoon

   AWW - Thanks, Joyce!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/10/07 - "Molly Moorhead Myers":

  Molly Moorhead Myers graduated from NNHS with the Class of June 1937.

   Thank you so very much, David! It's very important to me that the Memorial Newsletters be as complete and as meaningful as possible.  I truly appreciate this valuable addition to Mrs. Myers' page:

Molly Moorhead

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/10/07 - "Luigi’s":

Well,    Renee (Helterbran Benton - '59 - of VA) is not going to like this report.  We seem to have one of the agonizing mysteries which appear from time to time:  People with vivid recollections and no documentary evidence to support them.

At the Hilton Library, I looked at Hill’s Directories from 1950-1960, except for 1953, which they do not have. In none of them could I find a listing for a Luigi’s. I looked in the alphabetical listings, then in the street address listings … nada.  I looked in the only telephone directory they had from the 50’s (1958); no Luigi’s. As Renee and
  Norm (Covert - '61 - of MD) seemed so certain that Luigi’s was located just behind the Paramount and next to the flower shop, I recorded the businesses at that location on 33rd Street from 1950-1960 (less 1953).

1950:   208 ½  Brooks Antiques
           210      Paramount Florists

1951:   208 ½  was not listed
            210      Paramount Florist

1952:   208 ½  Mac’s Place (Mac Thomas)
           210      Paramount Florist

1954:   208 ½  Mike’s  Place
           210      Paramount Florist

1955:   208 ½  Mike’s Place
           210      Paramount Florist

1956:   208 ½  Mike’s Place
           210      Paramount Florist

1957:   208 ½  Mike’s Place
           210      Paramount Florist

1958:   208 ½  Mike’s Place
           210      Paramount Florist

1959:   208 ½  John’s Little Place
           210      Paramount Florist

1960:   208 ½  John’s Little Place
           210      Paramount Florist

There is truly a mystery here, with at least three Typhoons remembering Luigi’s. I trust that someone will have the answer.

   This is getting "curiouser and curiouser".....  I'm reminded of that Forrestal plane crash mystery which dragged on for years....

   Thank you for your continued dogged research, Captain!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/10/07 - "Our Old Stomping Grounds":

   I found another item, this time from the 1954 Anchor:


      - updated page

   From the Head Cheerleader of the Class of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 11/10/07 - "Need to watch this (Beautiful)":

Hi Carol, 
You may have seen this before as I have - but looking at it again is still as touching to me as the first time.
Enjoy!  ev 

All I can say is ... so beautiful . . such talent  

Please don't let this go by without clicking on the website below.  It will truly take away your breath...and the child is only 12 years old.

   No, Lady, I've never seen it - nor anything like unto it - before!  Thank you so very much, Evelyn!

  From Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA - 11/10/07:

Hi Carol,

In honor of the USMC birthday I'd like to pass on some info about my uncle, Col. James P. Mariades, Ret., who now resides in Dallas, Texas.  On 8 Nov he was awarded a Congressional Veteran Commendation presented to him by Congressman Michael Burgess, representing Texas' 26th District. During my uncle's service in the USMC he earned the Navy Cross and a Silver Star.  Before his retirement he was Commandant of the Marine Corps Detachment at the Brooklyn Naval Yard.  It was there I met Mrs. Jackie Kennedy - my uncle had invited her to attend a special Sunset Parade, afterwards she dined at his quarters.

This was her first official appearance after her husband passed away -  her children were with her.

My uncle, now is his mid 80's, is in good health, is proud he can still get into his uniform - his weight has stayed the same.   I am so very proud of him!

Thank you for all you do for NNHS - I'll be in touch during the holidays.

Love, Evelyn Vretos (NNHS '55)

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!  I found this account online:


Rep. Burgess presents 2007 Congressional Veteran Commendations

Lewisville, TX, Nov 8 -

Lewisville, TX – Today U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-Lewisville), although he was unable to attend the event due to the voting schedule of the House of Representatives, recognized the five veterans who received this year’s Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC). The CVC was created three years ago to honor the distinguished veterans of Texas’ 26th Congressional District.

This year’s commendations were presented at the fifth annual “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon sponsored by the Highland Village Business Association and the City of Highland Village. The five recipients of this year’s Congressional Veteran Commendation are Walter Dyer of Highland Village, Susanne Hechinger of Flower Mound, James Mariades of Copper Canyon, William Springfield of Flower Mound, and Edward Weir of Denton.

“These extraordinary individuals were honored for their patriotic, dedicated service in the Armed Forces of the United States and continued beneficial service to their communities,” said Rep. Burgess. “They have not only served in our armed forces but have also continued their dedication to the nation by working tirelessly on behalf of their fellow veterans and serving the people of their communities.”

Gen. Charlie Hamm, who chaired the Congressional Veteran Commendation Review Board and was a past recipient, presented this year’s commendations on behalf of Congressman Burgess. Other members of the Review Board and past recipients as well are Johnnie Bulen, Reby Cary, Thomas Blagg, Woodrow Wilson Burch and Ivan Glasscock

In addition to recognizing this year’s Congressional Veterans Commendation recipients, Rep. Burgess presented former Highland Village Mayor Lawrence with his father’s Congressional Gold Medal for his father’s service with the Tuskegee Airman. Rep. Burgess also presented the Purple Heart Medal to U.S. Army SPC Robbie Strauch of Flower Mound in recognition of the wounds he sustained in Iraq while serving as a member of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

“Thank you again to all the veterans for your service to the United State of America,” said Rep. Burgess. “On behalf of the citizens of the 26th District and of a grateful nation, we are forever in your debt.”


   Thanks for sharing this, Evelyn!


The NNHS Class of 1958 Holiday Gathering will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 6:00 PM
(Dinner at 7:00 PM) at Mike's Place, An Irish Pub, (757-599-5500) 458 Warwick Village Shopping Center, (
Hilton Village,
across from the Cedar Lane entrance to the
Mariners' Museum
), Newport News, VA 23601-3240.

The NNHS Class of 1957 Holiday Party will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 6:00 PM
Angelo's (Route 17), Newport News, VA.


1. Thursday, December 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

2. Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 6:00 PM - Class of 1958 Holiday Party - Mike O'Neal's (Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, across from the Cedar Lane entrance to the Mariners' Museum) - NNHS CLASS OF 1958 

3. Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 6:00 PM - Class of 1957 Holiday Party - Angelo's (Route 17) - NNHS CLASS OF 1957 

4. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  11/03/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Look at these Unusual Old Pictures!" - #1 in a Series of um, several...:

Dear Carol / Dimples,
Unusual old pictures!  
Look closely at the pictures, they are soldiers and sailors.  
During the WW I years, Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas made some incredible human pictures by using thousands of sailors or soldiers in uniform to create the following images.

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


   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 National Hymn

- Lyrics by Daniel C. Roberts, Music by George W. Warren,1888

God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast,
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.

"The National Hymn" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 11/05/07

Veterans Day Title Art courtesy of - 11/05/07

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

Eagle Divider Line clip art (created by Kim with Doc's permission) courtesy of - 11/10/05

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

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

Animated Flag also courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII - 05/28/06
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

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

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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