I had thought about that. Possibly due to uneven priming sugar distribution, some bottles were under primed and others got too much. Further "testing" revealed that it all seems to be flat.
It's difficult to go back and "should have done" something, so we went forward.
My wife has a SodaStream device made for infusing carbonation into H2O for bubbly water. We just wondered. We tried it. Let me tell you, this is the solution to a problem I hope never to have again. One blast from the CO2 bottle and I had wonderful head and fizz. Forced carbonation baby step. I have no keg or CO2 bottle, and it wouldn't have helped in the bottle, anyway. This is a solution for those in that unfortunate position.
Thanks to all for great advice for my next time at the bottling bucket!