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11/15/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us,
with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell
of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”

Sir Tom Stoppard
(b. 3 July 1937)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   You know what today is, doncha? That's right! It's The Great American Smokeout!

   Personally, as a teenager, the only time I tried to smoke a cigarette, I burnt my nose trying to light up, so I never envisioned it as a hobby for myself.  Then I never had to quit!

    You can view the video by The Platters here:

   BONUS: Click here:

 It may (or may not) take a while to load, but the sound is worth the wait.


   We have another Happy Birthday Two-Fer today!     Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA AND      My Niece, Shari, of VA are both having birthdays. Tomorrow it'll be George Morewitz ('57), followed by Ronald Creech ('57) on the 17th.

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty (Hillsboro High, IL / American School, IL - '02) of VA - 11/13/07 - "RE: GOOD NEWS from the Harty Family!":

Hurrah for us!

   Dale, you're back online! DOUBLE Congratulations! I've missed you!

  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/13/07 - "WHO KNEW??":

WHO KNEW??  This one is worth saving!

Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear...Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Kills fleas instantly...Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor ...Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Did You Know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional 'pain relievers.'

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-- even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes ... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover. Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ...cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine. a powerful antiseptic.

Vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... It's not for breakfast any more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

   Thanks, Glenn!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/14/07 - "Playing catch up!":

Hi Carol,

I just got back from the sacred soil, visited my mama for a week and did a lot of errands for her, playing catch up now.  Slowly reading and enjoying the newsletters I missed while away from computer...where would we be without the internet?  I have over 200 photos of Italy (and I have not uploaded Rome and Florence).  If anyone wants to see them they should e-mail me and I will send them the link to see them on their computer.  It does not cost anything, they are on  My e-mail address is: and you may publish it.

   Well, I certainly want that link, Lady - thanks!

By the way, when someone I love moves away I just figure I have someone else to go and visit!!!  You must go to Arizona and visit your cousin in early June when many of the beautiful cactus plants are in bloom.  Even though it gets very hot there it is dry heat and when you are in the shade you do not feel it too much.  It is very different from the humidity and mugginess that we get on the east coast. 
Well, I guess I better get back to those pesky chores. 

Love, Jeanb

   What a radical idea! Go VISIT! Whodathunkit?!? GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, Jean!

  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 11/14/07:

I wonder why        Herb Hice only directs his e-mailings to Carol/Dimples

   I pondered your question overnight, Renee, and the more I thought, the more I decided that's due to my editing, rather than Herbie's writing. You see, Herbie actually sends his notes and articles to both        Dimples (Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) and      Me ('65 - of NC); some of them I choose to include in the Newsletters. Others, knowing that I'll most likely print what they send me, will address their note either just to me or to everyone. I'd have to say that leaving Herbie's original salutation is simply an editing whim of mine - and a great deal of the time, I operate solely on a whim and habit.

   That's no doubt clear as mud by now....... Thanks, Renee!

    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of AL - 11/14/07:


I see that you are updating the response emails with current photos of alumni.... I really enjoy seeing how some of us have changed, and a lot STILL look really are a couple of of current photos of me,   I'm usually the one taking pictures, so there are not a lot of me that are up to date.  The photo of the baby was taken in April with my 2nd granddaughter, Eliza, and the little girl with me is my first granddaughter, Kayleigh, taken in September.

April 2007 September 12, 2007
Susie and Eliza Susie and Kayleigh

Take care,

   OHHH, what pretty babies! Thanks, Susie!   I added your age progression picture to your Alumni Page:

From Dale Parsons ('69) of HI - 11/14/07:

Aloha Carol,

I found this in some old recordings.  It’s from a November 1968 WGH salute to Newport News High School…part of their weekly “High School Hall of Fame.”  It’s an mp3 file.

Dale Parsons - ‘69

Maui, HI

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI, Dale - what a treasure this is!!!

   I thought the only logical place to attach this file - even though it contains the voices of many more groups - was on a page representing the cheerleaders.  Unfortunately, I have no corresponding images, but the sound file can be enjoyed here anyway:

   Thanks so much, Sweetie!

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/14/07 - "Jury Duty Scam":


This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below).

Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take summons for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of scam has surfaced. The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity just got stolen. The scam has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois, and Colorado. This (scam) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they're with the court system. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.

Check it out here:

   Thanks, Sarah Sugah!   Y'all be careful!

    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of AL - 11/14/07 - "RE: 11/14/07 - Mad World":

Hello, it's evening in Alabama!  Finally we are getting rain, can't remember when it rained last..
In response to the pictures of Buckroe, they were sent by my brother-in-law....Al Jones---  He graduated from Warwick High School - class of '54,  (not NNHS) . He has a twin brother John.  There would have been no room for them in NNHS. Al lives in Seaford, and John lives in the Gloucester area of VA. I'm sure there are a lot of your readers that would agree.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and all the alumnus at NNHS, WHS, & HHS.
Thanks for all you do and the valuable time you spend each day.
Susie Overton Jones
Class 1963

   Thanks again, Susie! It's actually raining here in Fayetteville this morning, too!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/14/07 - "Web Card":
Have a great weekend,

   Thanks, Lady - and Happy Birthday!


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. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2007 - Watch the Daily Press for an article about many of the old Typhoons, Crabbers and Farmers who for years have been meeting every Tuesday morning for breakfast at the Warwick Motel Restaurant in Newport News.

2. 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

3. 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 

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

5. 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!" - #5 in a Series of 8:

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'!

President Woodrow Wilson, which called for twenty-one thousand men and measured 710 feet tall and 210 feet at it widest point.

   I seem to have done something rather nasty to the top of my left foot, and the pain is such - even when I'm only walking - that I'm canceling all my plans for the day and staying off of it.

   Yes, yes, I know I'm a weenie, but I'm trying to perfect that talent to its highest level.  I think I'm almost there.....

   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

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

   Words by Otto Harbach; Music by Jerome Kern, 1933

(The Platters, 1958)

They asked me how I knew
My true love was true
Oh, I of course replied
Something here inside cannot be denied

They said someday you'll find
All who love are blind
Oh, when your heart's on fire
You must realize
Smoke gets in your eyes

So I chaffed them and I gaily laughed
To think they could doubt my love
Yet today my love has flown away
I am without my love

Now laughing friends deride
Tears I can not hide
Oh, so I smile and say
When a lovely flame dies
Smoke gets in your eyes
Smoke gets in your eyes

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" midi courtesy of - 11/13/07

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" lyrics courtesy of - 11/13/07

"Smoke Gets into Your Eyes" Image courtesy
of - 11/14/07

Stop Smoking Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/14/07

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

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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