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01/28/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Silence Is Golden

“Speech is too often not, as the Frenchman defined it, the art of concealing Thought; but of quite stifling and
suspending Thought, so that there is none to conceal. Speech too is great, but not the greatest. As the Swiss
Inscription says: Sprecfien ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden (Speech is silvern, Silence is golden);
or as I might rather express it: Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity.

- Thomas Carlyle, in Sartor Resartus, translated from German, 1831
(04 Dec 1795 - 05 Feb 1881)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Why have we never used this song before?!?

BONUS #1 - - Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes, 1967

BONUS #2 - - Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes, 1992


    Happy Birthday today to Courtney Russ ('57) AND      Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND    Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND My Granddaughter,   Becca Harty of IL, who is turning eleven!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -  Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN;

31 - Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;

01 -     Paul Dobie ('66) of CO;

02 - Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late    Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05) AND   John Patterson ('59) of TN     Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC;

03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57);

04 -       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND the late   Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06)!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!  


1.    Jim Cobb ('66) of VA - 01/27/10:

Wednesday 01/27/2010 1:36:25pm
Name: Jim Cobb
Marital Status Married - Jerry Baker Cobb - NNHS 66
City/Country: Newport News, Virginia 23606
Favorite Teachers Mr. Adams & Coach Brown
Hobbies Golf & fishing
Comments Already listed in Alum page but just noticed that I am not listed on the Famous Sailors Page:
James Cobb
Goldsboro, NC
NNHS - Class of 66
USNR - 7/66 - 6/72 AZ3 served on USS Boxer (LPH-3) as Division Yeoman and Hanger Deck Tractor Driver
Airman of the month 2/68
Vietnam Veteran
   Thanks so much, Jim!
YIKES! I took care of that oversight, and added that missing Navy Seal beside your senior portrait on the Alumni Page as well:


January 27, 1943 - The VIII Bomber Command dispatched ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-Boat construction yards at Wilhemshafen, Germany. The first American bombing attack on Germany.

January 27, 1944 - The 900-day Siege of Leningrad was lifted.

January 27, 1945 - The Red Army liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland..


January 28, 1941 - The final air battle of the French-Thai War: Japanese-mediated armistice went into effect later in the day.

January 28, 1945 - Supplies began to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.


Wednesday, January 27, 1965 - Actor Alan Cumming was born in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland.

Wednesday, January 27, 1965 - Football manager Mike Newell was born in Liverpool, England.


Thursday, January 28, 1965 - The current design of the Flag of Canada was chosen by an act of Parliament.

Thursday, January 28, 1965 - Actress Lynda Boyd was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Thursday, January 28, 1965 - Cricketer Tich Freeman (b. Alfred Percy Freeman on 17 May 1888 in Lewisham, London) died in Bearsted, Kent, England at the age of 76.

Thursday, January 28, 1965 - Soldier Maxime Weygand (b. 21 Jan 1867 in Brussels, Belgium) died in Paris, France at the age of 98.

  From Steve Hochman ('60) of VA - 01/26/10 - "Unsafe??":


Thanks for all you do! Today my computer (Norton) said the site is unsafe.  I was wondering if you might be able to help me figure out why it is warning me!  Thanks again for you tireless and wonderful efforts.

Thanks, Steve Hochman

   Thanks, Steve! Ja, this is a continuing problem with our server - not us. 

   When           my #6 son Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA) initially selected as our server in 2003, it was absolutely the best deal around.  The first time I noticed they might have issues was a year or so later when Paul Dobie ('66) of CO told me his Army provider would not allow him to view the site on post.  This so upset him that he kept pushing for answers and found that the military had deemed 00FreeHost as unsavory as they host a myriad of porn sites.  Well, who knew?!?

   Obviously, we are not providing or promoting pornography on our site, but we were guilty by association, I suppose.

   Last summer, Google listed us as an unsavory website because six or seven of the hundreds of websites hosted by 00FreeHost were contaminated.  We never were, but Google "protected" many people from viewing our site from the Fourth of July to Labor Day nonetheless.

   And now it begins again...

Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA told me this was happening on 01/21:

My Norton AV program detected two threats on the MLK newsletter page:

Hope you do not infest somebody with a weak or no AV program.

20 JAN newsletter page also generated one alarm.

     "" - Suspicious or Annoying - is PURE ANNOYING!"

     "" - Viruses

     "" - Phishing Attacks

Something has infected the site. Time to call Freehost.

    "Déjà vu all over again", hmm?

   Just as it happened last summer, the various anti-virus and annoying spam programs are alerting visitors to any and all conceivable problems.  00FreeHost serves hundreds of web sites.  Some of them are less savory than others.  If one has a problem, the filters find them all equally guilty - even when no danger exists, such as now from us. We're fine. Nothing has infected our site. I personally may be "annoying" six ways from Tuesday, but our site constitutes no such "annoyance". has, however, become increasingly annoying.....

   This is the major reason I'm switching servers from 00freehost to awardspace.

       My #5 son (and resident techogeek), Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) and I were all set to begin this process last night when I discovered that the webhosting fees actually expire on February 26 rather than today as I had been thinking, so we don't have the pressure to switch right this second that I feared, but it's coming very soon.....

   Thanks for letting me know, Steve!
 So far, you and David are the only two who have mentioned this newest problem - which I find interesting in itself.

  From Terry Haney ('66) of VA - 01/27/10 - "A Few Things I Thought You Might Have A Place For":

I've attached some items which you can use on your website if you have a place for them.

     WOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks so much for these great old treasures, Terry!  My very favorite acquisitions for the site are original gems such as these!

   I posted them right where they belong:



  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/27/10 - "THE BEST IS YET TO COME !":

Woman and a Fork

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things 'in order,' she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.

She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

'There's one more thing,' she said excitedly.

'What's that?' came the Pastor's reply.

'This is very important,' the young woman continued. 'I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.'

The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.

That surprises you, doesn't it?' the young woman asked.

'Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,' said the Pastor.

The young woman explained. 'My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!'

So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork?' Then I want you to tell them: 'Keep your fork .the best is yet to come.'

The Pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's casket and
they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, 'What's with the fork?' And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly b efore she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come.
Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed Cherish the time you have, and the memories you share ... being friends with someone is not an opportunity but a sweet responsibility.

Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND.

And keep your fork.
  Joyce Cahoon
   Thank you, Joyce!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/27/10 - "Have a great rest of the week!":
Beautiful images
My son's lullaby (I've probably mentioned this before... as it was just a bit strange, no soft song worked.) Funny memories the constant spinning to this song...for months and months.


Conan O'Brien's Last Night As Late Night Host

To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I'll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask of you is one thing: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere.

Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."

~ Conan O"Brien


Bean Soup

When the waitress in a New York City restaurant brought him the soup du jour, the Englishman was a bit dismayed.

"Good heavens," he said, "what is this?"

"Why, it's bean soup," she replied.

"I don't care what it has been," he sputtered. "What is it now?
   Thanks, Shari! 


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 01/26/09:

Office Manager

The manager of a large office noticed a new man one day and told him to come into his office. "What's your name?" he asked the new guy.

"John," the new guy replied.

The manager scowled, "Look... I don't know what kind of a namby-pamby place you worked before, but I don't call anyone by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my employees by their last name only ... Smith, Jones, Baker... That's all. I am to be referred to only as Mr. Robertson. Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?"

The new guy sighed, "Darling. My name is John Darling."

"Okay, John, the next thing I want to tell you is . . . "



1. Friday, February 12, 2010, 6:00 PM - The NN/Hampton Breakfast Bunch will hold their Annual Valentine's Dinner at the Hampton Yacht Club. Those interested can call Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800.

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Silence Is Golden

Co-written by Bob Gaudio (b. 17 Nov 1942) and Bob Crewe (b. 12 Nov 1931)

Recorded by The Tremeloes, 1967

Oh, don't it hurt deep inside
To see someone do something to her
Oh, don't it pain to see someone cry
Oh, especially when someone is her
Silence is golden, but my eyes still see
Silence is golden, golden
But my eyes still see
Talking is cheap
People follow like sheep
Even though there is nowhere to go
How could she tell
He deceived her so well
Pity, she'll be the last one to know
How many times will she fall for his line
Should I tell her or should I keep cool
And if I tried, I know she'd say I lied
Mind your business
Don't hurt her
You fool

"Silence Is Golden" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 01/30/10 (sic)

Rob McColl's Image of Golden Silence courtesy
of - 01/30/10 (sic)

Golden Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/30/10 (sic)

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

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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

Valentines clip art courtesy of John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/09/09
Thanks, John!

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