All About Me
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 All About Me

Friday, September 4, 1964 - Newport News, Virginia
(Portrait by Nachman's Studios)


"To be a Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption,
or even on one's mother's side,
is an introduction to any state in the Union,
a passport to any foreign country,
and a benediction from the Almighty God."

~ Anonymous


Baby Me

Little Me

Young Me

Slightly Older Me

More Enlightened Me

"I wasn't born in North Carolina, but I got here as fast as I could."

~ Anonymous


I was born Saturday, August 30, 1947 in the Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, the third daughter of Millard Robert Buckley, M.D. and Maxine Elizabeth Frix Buckley. In January of 1954, we moved to Newport News, Virginia. I was raised as a Methodist, and on April 3, 1958, I was baptized and received into the membership of
Trinity Methodist Church.

I was graduated from Newport News High School in Newport News, Virginia on Thursday,
June 3, 1965.


We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."

- Woodrow Wilson,
28th US President

Following graduation, I attended Old Dominion College (now University) in Norfolk, Virginia for two and a half years, majoring in English.

After one week of intense investigation (i.e., twelve hours a day!), I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 1, 1967 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

On Friday, August 15, 1969 I was married to Paul Hampton Harty, Jr. of Cape Girardeau, Missouri for time and all eternity in the LDS Temple in
Salt Lake City, Utah.


Paul and I have seven children, six sons and one daughter,
 ranging in age from 40 to 23:
Lewis, Brent, Randolph, Joshua, Nathaniel, Dale, and Adrienne.

They all are the joys of my life.

"I never lose sight of the fact
that just being is fun."

 - Katharine Hepburn
(12 May 1907 - 29 June 2003)

(This quotation courtesy of

"You will know no greater happiness
than that found in your home...
The truest mark of your success in life
will be the quality of your marriage."

~ Gordon B. Hinckley, May 1998
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)



Saturday, August 30, 1969
Norfolk, Virginia

Carol and Paul

(Photo by Ray Behunin)

Due to the distances involved,
our main wedding reception
was held two weeks after
our marriage. Coincidentally, it was
my 22nd birthday.

Tuesday, April 13, 1971
Norfolk, Virginia

Carol and Lewis

(Photo by Maxine Buckley)

This was taken the day Lewis
was six months old. He was happy, and I was having one of my best hair days ever.

Palm Sunday
March 27, 1988

Taylor Springs, Illinois

Carol - Age 40
Adrienne - Almost 8 Months Old

(Photo by Paul Harty)

If you think these
"Lift the Baby into the Air" shots didn't take muscle power, you could be wrong!



My Favorite Sound

The sound of laughter of my seven children - both then and now


My Favorite Forties Things

This is the phone my friend, the late Harold Shetler, found for me at an auction in IL.  I had great fun with it, but it wasn't QUITE what I wanted.

I'm still looking for one of THESE phones -
the kind my grandmother had in her home - to be my very own.


December 3, 1999 ~*~

Image of My Favorite Phone courtesy of - 10/24/03

  July 29, 1998 - Taylor Springs, IL  
  Great Uncle Claude's Radio  


Since July of 2000, much of my free time
has been spent editing the web page for the

Newport News High School
Class of 1965.

It has brought me some everlasting joy,
as I was able to reconnect with old friends
I had not seen or heard from in 25 to 35 years.

See it at :

Be sure to sign the Guestbook!



  Reserved for Picture of My Wonderful Pet Bunny Rabbit Named Bunny

(Mar 1957 - May 1962)

Bunny's real name was Rufus the Red, as he was a beautiful red satin bunny rabbit, but somehow we always called him Bunny. Mama and Eleanor and I found him in a department store's Easter promotional, nestled in with scores of other young rabbits. His gorgeous color made him
an easy standout.

He was extremely tiny, obviously too young to have been taken away from his mother. When we picked him up to hold him, he nuzzled and cuddled and walked around Mama's neck like a collar.
We knew he was ours already.


Bunny was obviously much more intelligent than the three other rabbits our family had had as pets. He was very easily housebroken, and a delight to be around.

His dietary habits seemed quite peculiar. The lettuce which he craved made him violently ill, so his food intake was
restricted to rabbit pellets, water, and
Kellogg's Special K cereal.

Bunny was very fond of music, especially Daddy's classical music, played at full volume. He would sprawl out beside the rug to listen, and nod his head in perfect time to the music. Once he became enraged when we put on a small yellow kiddie record of dubious audio quality. Apparently Bunny was something of a tech rep, and the inferior sounds assaulted his standards of perfection.

He was a real hoot!

And a sweetie to boot.

Possible Future Husbands I Picked Out When I Was a Little Girl

At last! 
My hero has arrived! 
Alas, by this time I am married with
seven children,
and four grandchildren,
and the moment
has passed.


1. Tweety Bird

2. Perry Mason

(as portrayed by
Raymond Burr)

3. Wild Bill Hickock

(as portrayed by
Guy Madison)

4. Smokey the Bear

Carol and Smokey

Saturday, May 16, 1998
Hillsboro, IL

5. Rootie Kazootie

6. Robin Hood

(as portrayed by
Richard Greene)

(Royal Canadian Mounties are ALMOST as gorgeous as Marines in dress blues, don't you know?)

7. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

(as portrayed by
Richard Simmons)

8. Captain Midnight

(Thanks to Bethany Harty for locating this picture and exciting link for me!)

9. Winky Dink

10. Kukla

Intuitively I knew that Cary Grant was unattainable,
though strangely I thought all the others were
perfectly viable possibilities!

"What one loves in childhood stays
in the heart forever."

- Mary Jo Putney


"Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a heaven in hell's despair."

~ William Blake,
"The Clod and the Pebble,
Stanza I "

(1757 -1827)


  "Respect all such as sing when all alone."

~ Robert Browning,
"Paracelsus, Part III"

(1812 - 1889)


"It is not how much you do
but how much love you put into
the doing and sharing
with others that is important."

~ Mother Teresa
(Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu)

(26 Aug 1910 - 5 Sep 1997)



My New Favorite

"Forever and Ever"
by Greg Olsen

Courtesy of the Greg Olsen Gallery
- 10/27/03


August 29, 2001

LDS Temple, Salt Lake City, UT

(Photo by Brent Harty)


"Character cannot be developed
in ease and quiet. 
Only through experience of trial and
suffering can the soul be strengthened,
ambition inspired,
and success achieved."

- Helen Keller
(27 June 1880- 1 June 1968)


"Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn-fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more."

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(The Princess")

(1809 - 1892)


 "I cannot sing the old songs
I sang long years ago,

My heart and voice would fail me,
and foolish tears would flow."

~ Charlotte Alington Barnard

(1830 - 1869)




"I would make a list against the evil days
Of lovely things to hold in memory."

- Richard Le Gallienne,
"A Ballade - Catalogue of Lovely Things, Stanza I"

(1866 - 1947)


"The best thing to give to your enemy
is forgiveness;
to an opponent, tolerance;
to a friend, your heart;
to your child, a good example;
to a father, deference;
to your mother, conduct that will make
her proud of you;
to yourself, respect; to all men, charity."

 - Arthur James Balfour

(This quotation courtesy of
Sunday, April 27, 2003)





The very strange music now playing is entitled, "Hymn to Mt. Nevermind: Fanfare and Anthem",
supposedly the gnome national anthem. Mirrashar, the Elven Bard of Krynn, transcribed it.
Assisting in this effort was Janet Pack.
Dale Harty encoded it in midi form
(without proper permission).

The only words that have survived the passage of time are as follows:


Characteristically excessive, it seemed the perfect metaphor for my life, philosophies, and outlooks.

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