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01/19/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Robert E. Lee’s 206th Birthday

You must study to be frank with the world: frankness is the child of honesty
and courage. Say just what you mean to do on every occasion, and take it
for granted that you mean to do right.

- Robert Edward Lee
(19 Jan 1807 - 12 Oct 1870)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We try to celebrate this very special day dear to the heart of all Virginians each year:



   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 01/18/13, 1:05 AM:

Hi Carol:

Just a note to say my wife and I, along with our church and family prayer groups are sorry to hear of
      Paul's (Harty -
Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) illness, and are praying for his quick recovery.

As for me, the therapy team and my 8 doctor surgery team are very satisfied with my improvement thus far.

Please continue sending your prayers my way, because I have no doubt those prayers are the reason I made it through two amputation surgeries. My prayers are also with you in order for you to have the strength to care for Paul while he recovers!

In closing please confer my great appreciation to our Typhoon Family for the prayers, Get Well Cards, and even a couple old class members' phone calls!

God bless all of you, and I pray that each of you and your families have a wonderful New Year.

As my strength improves I will personally respond to all the Get Well Cards.

Butch Ragland-NNHS 63

   Thank you so very much, Butch - you've left me speechless!


    Happy Birthday this week to:

21 - Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA;

22 -   Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND    Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY;

23 -     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD;

25 -     Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA;

26 -      Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 18, 1941 - British troops launched a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.

January 18, 1943 -Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

January 18, 1944 -Soviet forces liberated Leningrad, effectively ending a three year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.

January 18, 1945 - Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.


January 19, 1942 - Japanese forces invaded Burma

January 19, 1945 - Soviet forces liberated the Łódź ghetto. Of more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.

January 19, 1946 -General Douglas MacArthur established the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.

January 19, 1977 - U.S. President Gerald Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose").

January 19, 1983 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie was arrested in Bolivia.


Friday, January 18, 1963 - Politician Maxime Bernier was born in Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada.

Friday, January 18, 1963 - Politician and the 61st and current Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley was born Martin Joseph O'Malley in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Potomac, Maryland.

Friday, January 18, 1963 - Weightlifter Yury Zakharevich was born Yury Ivanovich Zakharevitch (Юрий Иванович Захаревич) in the Soviet Union.

Friday, January 18, 1963 - Politician Hugh Gaitskell (b. Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell on 09 Apr 1906 in Kensington, London, England) died after a sudden flare of Lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease at the age of 56.


Saturday, January 19, 1963 - Basketball player Michael Adams was born in Hartford, Connecticut.

Saturday, January 19, 1963 - Reporter Martin Bashir was born in Wandsworth, South London, England.

Saturday, January 19, 1963 - Singer Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul) was born in England.

Saturday, January 19, 1963 - Golfer Clement Smoot (b. 07 Apr 1884 in Illinois) died in Los Angeles, California at the age of 78.


From - 01/19/13, 8:24 PM - "Cardinals Mourn Loss of     Stan Musial (21 Nov 1920  - 19 Jan 2013)":

Cardinals Mourn Loss of Stan Musial
The entire St. Louis Cardinals family is deeply saddened by the passing of Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial at the age of 92. Musial, who played his entire 22-year major league career (1941-63) for the Cardinals, died this evening at his home in Ladue surrounded by his family.

“We have lost the most beloved member of the Cardinals family,” said William DeWitt Jr., Chairman of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Stan Musial was the greatest player in Cardinals history and one of the best players in the history of baseball.” “The entire Cardinals organization extends its sincere condolences to Stan’s family, including his children Richard, Gerry, Janet and Jean, as well as his eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren,” DeWitt said. “We join fans everywhere in mourning the loss of our dear friend and reflect on how fortunate we all are to have known ‘Stan the Man’.”

Musial was the first player in Cardinals history to have his uniform number retired, and he was a first-ballot Hall of Fame selection in 1969, being named on 93 percent of the ballots. At his retirement ceremony at the end of the 1963 season, Musial was referred to as “baseball’s perfect warrior, baseball’s perfect knight” by Commissioner Ford C. Frick. Frick’s words are inscribed at the base of a bronze statue of Musial that stands outside Busch Stadium. The now iconic statute, which sits on Musial Plaza along Stan Musial Drive, serves as a popular, almost hallowed, gathering spot for generations of Cardinals fans.

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 01/20/13, 1:23 AM - "     Some Stan Musial links":

Here are some stories in the Post you might find interesting...  Love ya...

   Thank you, Faniel! A legend has passed from our midst.

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/18/13, 7:31 PM - "So sorry that       Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) is ill":

I will put him on my prayer list of my church.

   Thanks, Lady! We'd both appreciate that!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/17/13, 7:54 PM - "a note":

Here's to    Butch Ragland ('63 - of CO) and       Paul's (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) quick recovery and for Butch's rehabilitation when that begins.
Also, and this is just my opinion, I think we should look into what Franklin is doing to have such longevity. I mean, by anyone's standards 307 is getting up there--don't ya think?

      Thank you, Wayne Honey!

      From Mickey ('54) and   Carol Moell ('56) Marcella of VA - 01/18/13, 8:47 PM - "       Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC)":

I don't know if Paul is your husband, but nevertheless, Mickey and I hope all will be well with him and I will say a little prayer for him.

Carol and Mickey

   Yes, ma'am, for lo, these 43-1/2 years now! Thank you so much!

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 01/17/13, 11:00 PM - "       Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC)":

Dearest Carol, 
I sincerely hope your husband gets well soon.
Thanks for all you do for us.

   Thanks so very much, Frances!

    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 01/17/13 - "50-year reunion - class of 1963":

Please post on the web site that the class of 1963 will be having their 50-year reunion on Oct 4th and Oct 5th, 2013. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, (formerly Radisson, Hampton). A website has been set up for our class at  The website is updated as new information is available.
Classmates are encouraged to view, rsvp, and add their profile.  All NNHS classes are welcome to view and leave comments on the guest book, or send emails to those listed.
For additional information, please contact:   Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or     Susie Overton Jones,
Thank you,
Susie Overton Jones

   WOWZERONI! Great site, Susie! Gotcha posted!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - phone call of 01/17/13, 6:53 PM:

Feel free to share my new email addy anywhere and everywhere; I want to hear from my friends.  It's

   SUPER! There ya go, Jimmy!  I posted it here:

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 01/17/13 - "snow in VA":

  Ain't dat da truth?!? Thanks, Janice!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/17/13 - "What $4 Gas Brings To Your Driveway!":

AND A SMILE ....... 

What $4 Gas Brings To Your Driveway!
  Thanks, Joyce!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/17/13 - "Vitamin F":

This vitamin has no monetary value but it is one that pays back constantly and in many ways. It is absolutely priceless but necessary to us.

I loved this and want to share it with you...

Why do I have a variety of friends who are all so different in character? How can I get along with them all? I think that each one helps to bring out a "different" part of me.
With one of them I am polite. I joke with another friend. I sit down and talk about serious matters with one. With another I laugh a lot. I may have a drink with one. I listen to one friend's problems. Then I listen to another one's advice for me.

My friends are all like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When completed, they form a treasure box. A treasure of friends! They are my friends who understand me better than myself, who support me through good days and bad days. We all pray together and for each other.

Real Age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health. Dr. Oz calls them Vitamins F (for Friends) and counts the benefits of friends as essential to our well being. Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes. If you enjoy Vitamins F constantly you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age. The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your most intense moments it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50%.
I'm so happy that I have a stock of Vitamins F!

In summary, we should value our friends and keep in touch with them. We should try to see the funny side of things and laugh together, and pray for each other in the tough moments.

Thank you for being one of my Vitamins!

   Thank you so much, Billy!

      From My Niece, Shari of VA - 01/18/13 - "A Compassionate Letter, Jokes and Some Ponder Worthies": - Compassion filled letter


Kids' Advice on Love and Marriage
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
* Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.
* Kirsten, age 10

Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
* Camille, age 10

No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married.
* Freddie, age 6

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
* Derrick, age 8

Both don't want any more kids.
* Lori, age 8

Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
* Lynnette, age 8

On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
* Martin, age 10

I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
* Craig, age 9

When they're rich.
* Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
* Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
* Howard, age 8

I don't know which is better, but I'll tell you one thing. I'm never going to have sex with my wife. I don't want to be all grossed out.
* Theodore, age 8

It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
* Anita, age 9

There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
*Kelvin, age 8

"And the #1 Favorite is........"

Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.
*Ricky, age 10



Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do than to be the best YOU that you can be - with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


A teenager brings her new boyfriend home to meet her parents. They are appalled by his haircut, his tattoos, his piercings.

Later, the girl's mom says, "Dear, he doesn't seem to be a very nice boy."

"Oh, please, Mom!" says the daughter. "If he wasn't nice, would he be doing 500 hours of community service?"


Three Silent Monks

Three monks were silently meditating far away from any other people or any modern conveniences.

After one year of silence, the first monk remarked, "Pretty cold here."

Another year passed in silence and the second monk said, "You know, you're right!"

A third year went by and the third monk said, "Look, I'll have to find somewhere else to meditate if you two don't stop complaining!"


*-------------- Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes --------------*

As the high school teacher was correcting essays written by her students she read, "Pedro jumped on his burrow and rode off into the sunset."

She wrote at the bottom of the page, "You obviously have problems with homonyms. A burrow is a hole in the ground. A burro is an ass. At your age it's time to learn the difference."



Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
- Franz Kafka

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
- Amelia Barr

See beauty in unexpected places.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life. See tragedy, and the world is tragic - see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


How I'm Like a Pencil

It occurs to me that I have a lot in common with a pencil. That's right – a simple and humble little pencil. Not the fancy mechanical kind. That's too high maintenance for me. And I'm not as showy as a plume pen or as smooth as a ball point. I don't live in bold strokes like a heavy marker. But I'm a lot like a pencil. Here's how:

Like a pencil, I have a built-in eraser. I can correct my mistakes. No, I can't change the past, but I can make it right again. And if I can't erase history (after all, what's done is done) I can at least erase a great deal of guilt and anger with forgiveness.

Like a pencil, I do better if I'm sharpened once in a while. My mind and skills grow dull without occasional honing. Even my spirit and attitudes need refining if I'm to be at my best. And there is something else, too. I find that the difficulties of life wear away at me, and they can either grind me down or shape me into a person who is more capable and creative. The sharpening I get from living through tough times is often painful, but I know it can make me a better person.

Pencils work best in a skilled hand. And like a pencil, I can do some pretty terrific things with a little guidance. Other people bring out the best in me, and with the help of others, I can do far more than I ever can alone.

Like a pencil, I should leave my mark whenever possible. I too often underestimate my influence on another. I have daily opportunities to leave something good behind. That is what it means to leave my mark. It may be in small ways, it may be in the lives of people I love, people I have touched or nurtured, or even in incidental conversations struck with strangers. But, I have a mark to leave and should use every opportunity to leave something good behind.

Like a pencil, it is what is on the inside that matters. A pencil without lead is useless. And a yellow pencil will not do when a black or red pencil is called for. What is on the inside is all important. My outer appearance matters less than I probably think, while it's the stuff on the inside that folks notice about me. Whether it is understanding or intolerance, love or bitterness, peace or unrest, kindness or self-centeredness, hope or despair, courage or fear, what is on the inside matters most.

A pencil works best on paper or canvass. It will never leave its mark on water and will wear itself down against a mirror. I do best knowing my strengths and limitations. I can't do everything well and that is okay. There is still plenty of good to be done by doing what I do best.

And finally, like a pencil, the biggest part of my purpose in this life can be summed up in three words: to be useful. When I'm too broken to hold together, when everything is ground away or worn away, when I no longer have anything to contribute, I know my life is coming to an end. Like I said, I have a lot in common with a pencil.

~ Steve Goodier ~

   Thanks so much, Shari - there's a lot of "good stuff" here!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN: - Chella's Rebel Flag Afghan Pattern - This pattern is not free, but only $3.75.

BONUS - MARY ANNA CUSTIS LEE'S CAKE RECIPES: - "Legend has it that as Mary Custis knelt to serve Lt. Robert E. Lee a piece of cake, he proposed marriage to her." - "A luxurious lemony cake with a lemon curd filling, and a coconut citrus frosting. A beautiful cake for Easter - an old and grand recipe and worth all the effort. BUT, it is a LOT of effort and very time-consuming."


From - 01/18/13:

"Everybody should pay their taxes with a smile," said Bob. "I tried it but they wanted cash."


1.Thursday, February 7, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations. 

3. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/17/13

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol




Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Ashokan Farewell

Words by Grian MacGregor
Music by Jay Ungar, 1982

The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashokan.
The pines and the willows know soon we will part.
There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken,
And a love that will always remain in my heart.

My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter,
The magic of moving as one,
And a time we'll remember long ever after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done.

Will we climb the hills once more?
Will we walk the woods together?
Will I feel you holding me close once again?
Will every song we've sung stay with us forever?
Will you dance in my dreams or my arms until then?

Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping
Over the lake the stars shine.
They wonder if you and I will be keeping
The magic and music, or leave them behind.

"Ashokan Farewell" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Ashokan Farewell" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Dave!  I did not know that lyrics existed!

Early R. E. Lee Image courtesy of - 07/23/04

Later R. E. Lee Image courtesy of - 01/18/05

Large Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 01/18/05

Small Confederate Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/31/06

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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