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01/28/16 - NNHS Newsletter - The Maelstrom

One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all.”

- Harold Pinter
(10 Oct 1930 - 24 Dec 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I used this song four years ago, and it seems just as appropriate today.

BONUS - - The Maelstrom - composed by Robert W. Smith


Robert W. Smith is an American composer, arranger, and teacher.

Smith was born in the small town of Daleville, Alabama on October 24, 1958.[citation needed] He attended high school in Dadeville, after which he left for Troy State University, where he played lead trumpet in the Sound of the South Marching Band.[citation needed] While at Troy, he studied composition with Dr. Paul Yoder...

Currently, Smith has over 600 published works, including three symphonies...


     Happy Birthday today to Courtney Russ ('57) AND      Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND    Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND      My Granddaughter, Becca Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '17) of IL!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND     HP Lucas ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -   Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND  Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA;

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 AND    Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC;

03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57) AND   Phyllis Sweeney Snyder ('63) of TN;
04 -       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND the late   Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06)!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


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


Friday, January 28, 1966 - Director and producer Seiji Mizushima (水島 精二) was born in Fuchū, Tokyo, Japan.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/26/16:

“May we remember that the wisdom of God ofttimes appears as foolishness to men; but the greatest lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and we obey, we will always be right.”

 - Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

     From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 01/27/16, 10:58 PM - More Deaths:


I am so sorry I have been too busy to look at your fantastic website in a while and just wanted to share some deaths that you may/may not know about……I will try to give them in the order, current to oldest dates.

 Ursula Richardson Taylor, N.N.H.S. class of 1960…..her obit is in the Daily Press today, 01/27/16. The article refers to her as “Dolly”. We knew her as Ursula in school. She was in my homeroom, 8th through 11th grades. She attended at least one of our reunions and was always nice and kind.

  Taylor Benton Garrett, N.N. H.S. class of June 1936. I see him in the yearbook as “Benton”. He passed away January 21, 2016. I did not know him. His Celebration of Life was held on January 26th at Peninsula Funeral Home. He was in the same class as the late, dear  Frances “Mickey” Maguire, one of my favorite teachers ever.

William Lawrence Lovedahl, age 83, passed away January 18, 2016. He was the brother of Jimmy Lovedahl, class of 1961. I do not know if he went to N.N.H.S. or not. I did not see him in the 1950 or 1951 yearbook. He had a private graveside at Peninsula Memorial Park on January 27th.

Ruby Frances Fauber Hudson, mother of Brenda Hudson Ramsey, class of 1964. Mrs. Ruby Hudson was a nice lady. Their family were members of Orcutt Baptist growing up, as we were. She passed away on January 12, 2016. My wife and I attended this funeral.

  Mary Ann Camden Toledo Myrsten, class of 1961. She graduated with my wife, the former Patty Andrews. She died December 16, 2015. She had experienced the loss of two husbands, Toledo and Myrsten. She was a great lady and we would see her from time to time and she was always so positive. The Eulogy at her funeral was so beautiful. She was so loved. We attended this very well attended funeral.

Augusta Williams Stewart Sommers. She died December 26, 2015 and her funeral was held in Smithfield on January 7th, 2016. She was a dear friend of ours and was the Mistress of Ceremonies at our wedding over 50 years ago. She graduated from N.N.H.S. in June of 1938. She was 94 years old and would become 95 on November 15, 2016. Her husband Bob Sommers graduated with her in the same class. They married in 1992. He is deceased and he truly made her happy. This was her second marriage. Her first husband Ellis Stewart, also graduated from our high school in February 1938. He was a good man and they had a really great daughter,   Sally Meredith Stewart Ericksen. Sally graduated from Hampton in 1963, I believe. Augusta “Gussie” was reacquainted with Bob Sommers when they attended their class reunion. She had always known him and his late wife…….all are now deceased…..and really great people. We attended Augusta’s beautiful funeral service.

June Keller Bright, N.N.H.S. class of June 1953. She had been school secretary at Orcutt Baptist School where my wife, Patty, was librarian. She was so special and loved. Her Funeral was on Tuesday, December 2, 2015. at Peninsula Funeral Home. I attended this funeral.

This is all I can think of for now. I had worked with 
  Nell (Lindley) Tissiere for many years and she was a beautiful and sweet lady. She will be missed. You have already recorded her death on the website…..thanks for the beautiful music you chose with her obituary.

Take care……God Bless you!
Fred Mays of Newport News, VA, Class of 1960 (Man, I am OLD)

   YOWZERONI! I certainly picked a bad time to get sick! Fred, I am so sorry to learn all this! Thank you for letting me know; I somehow missed these (except for #7) altogether, but they are completed now.

     From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/25/16 - "Interesting Facts, Shark In Swimming Pool & A Nicer Than Usual Bizarre News Story.":


*-- Sweet Revenge --*

When asked for her occupation, a woman charged with a traffic violation said she was a schoolteacher. The judge rose from the bench. "Madam, I have waited years for a schoolteacher to appear before this court," he smiled with delight.

"Now sit down at that table and write 'I will not pass through a red light' five hundred times."


The Interview

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young Engineer fresh out of MIT, "And what starting salary were you looking for?"

The Engineer said, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."

The interviewer said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years - say, a red Corvette?"

The Engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow! Are you kidding?"

And the interviewer replied, "Yeah, but you started it."


“A Florida man has been arrested for stealing a $1,500 dog from a pet store and trading it for crack. On the plus side, we finally have an answer to the question: How much is
that doggie in the window?”

- Seth Meyers


*-- Q and A Quickie --*

Q: How did people react when fabric softener was invented?

A: They were ex-static!


Bizarre News

*-- Veteran Uses Wheelchair to Plow Snow --*

BELLEVUE, Neb. - A Nebraska veteran is continuing to serve his country and turning heads locally by converting his wheelchair into a snowplow for sidewalks. Justin Anderson, an Iraq War veteran living in Bellevue, was given an off-road wheelchair by the Independence Fund charity to help him get around after his leg was amputated, and he decided to use the gift to help others in his community. "I don't want kids or parents having to go through the snow and possibly trip or hurt themselves," Anderson said. "I had a half-dozen people stop to take a picture because they hadn't seen a chair like this before." Anderson said he first fitted the snow blade to his chair last year. "The chair has on-the-fly tilt so I can adjust the height of the blade as I push snow," he said. Anderson said he enjoys the opportunity to give back to the community.


*-- Live Shark Found in Florida Swimming Pool --*

LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- A condominium resident in Florida was met with a shock when she discovered a live shark in the building's pool. The five-foot black tip shark was found in the Mariner's Cay condominium pool in Lake Worth and removed by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers. The woman also reported seeing two men running from the scene at the time of her discovery (two a**holes, rather, who either don't know or don't care that sharks don't like chlorine) and an FWC officer contacted management after noticing surveillance camera's in the area. "This incident is the focus of an ongoing investigation," FWC spokesperson Rob Klepper said. The shark was released into the Intracoastal Waterway after being removed from the pool.


Quote Of Value

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

- Mark Twain


Interesting Facts

The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

The average temperature of the sun is 6000 degrees C (11 000 degrees F).

You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.

Hot water will turn into ice faster then cold water.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

The human brain only accounts for 2% of your body weight, but takes up more than 20% of your blood flow.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.


Mountain Wings

The Unintentional Expert

We have become experts in servers, large email mailers, scripts, web programs, automatic ftp schedulers, flash presentations, debugging, and a host of other things.

My plan was to simply publish a daily email. Little did I realize what else it would require.

We've been showered with the warmest of praise and the worst of insults.

It took three times as long and cost five times as much as I figured.

When you had your first child, little did you realize that you would become an expert in so many areas.

When you started a business, little did you realize all of the things the "BOSS" would be required to learn and to do.

Most new ventures in our lives cause us to learn and to grow beyond what we thought.

Thank goodness for the things that life throws at us that stretch us beyond our comfort zones and make us learn.

Thank goodness for praise that keeps all of us encouraged and the criticism that keeps us humble.

So your plan was a simple one too, huh?

Maybe it was, but the master teacher knew you needed a tougher course.

Welcome to the school of life... where experts are made.

~A MountainWings Original~

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Courtesy of Mountain Wings

Choice or Chance?

When we meet the right person to love, when we're at the right place at the right time, that's chance.

When you meet someone you're attracted to, that's not a choice. That's chance.

Being caught up in a moment (and there are a lot of couples who get together because of this) is not a choice. That's also a chance.

The difference is what happens afterwards.

When will you take that infatuation, that crush, that mind-blowing attraction to the next level?

That's when all sanity goes back, you sit down and contemplate whether you want to make this into a concrete relationship or just a fling.

If you decide to love a person, even with his or her faults, that's not a chance. That's choice.

When you choose to be with a person, no matter what, that's choice.

Even if you know there are many people out there who are more attractive, smarter, and richer than your mate, and yet, you decide to love your mate just the same, that's choice.

Infatuation, crushes, and attraction come to us by chance. But true love that lasts is truly a choice. A choice that we make.

Regarding soulmates, there's a beautiful movie quote that I believe is so true about this: "Fate brings you together, but it's still up to you to make it happen."

I believe that soulmates do exist, that there is truly someone made for you. But it's still up to you to make the choice if you're going to do something about it or not.

We may meet our soulmates by chance, but loving and staying with our soulmate is still a choice we have to make.

We came to the world not by finding someone perfect to love, BUT to learn how to love an imperfect person perfectly.

~Author Unknown~

   Thank you, Shari!

“I've gone where the hand of man has never set foot.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#18 in a series of 60)":

  I think you will enjoy this!

  OOH! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS BISQUICK RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Hurry-Up Chicken Pot Pie - "Even if you've had a busy day, here's still time to make a delicious homemade dinner! This recipe for Hurry-Up Chicken Pot Pie is a Bisquick recipe that's perfect if you have leftover chicken you need to use up. A creamy chicken and vegetable mixture is topped with a soft Bisquick topping, so there's no need to fuss over a pie shell. The homemade chicken pot pie can be thrown together in a hurry for a quick, comforting meal."

Slow Cooker Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings - "Get this easy chicken and dumplings recipe going in the morning and you'll have dinner waiting for you that night. Slow Cooker Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings is a chicken and dumplings recipe that uses Bisquick and a slow cooker, so the work is practically done for you. The creamy chicken mixture is topped with soft biscuits to make the perfect comfort food dish for the whole family. Its a dump and go recipe you'll want to keep forever."

"More Please!" Cheeseburger Casserole - "Just like the name suggests, one serving of this meaty casserole and you'll be wanting more. "More Please!" Cheeseburger Casserole is made with all the ingredients of a cheeseburger, but is much easier to prepare. Everything you love about cheeseburgers goes into this ground beef casserole, including ketchup, mustard, and even sesame seeds. A layer of Bisquick is poured over the ground beef mixture, and the whole thing is baked until hot and bubbly."

From - 01/27/16:
A policeman pulled over a car, walked up to the driver’s window, and asked the man if he knew why he was pulled over.

“No,” the man replied.

“You failed to stop at the stop sign,” the officer explained.

"But I did slow down!” the guy argued.

The policeman shook his head. “You are required to stop. That’s why they’re called stop signs.”

The man started to get belligerent. “Stop, slow down – what’s the difference?”

The officer pulled out his baton. “I can show you. I’m going to start hitting you with my baton. You tell me if you want me to stop or slow down."


1. Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 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.

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   Y'all take good 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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The Maelstrom

Composed by Robert_W._Smith (b. 24 Oct 1958)

"The Maelstrom" midi (sequenced by Bob Sorem) courtesy of - 01/28/12

Patrick Smith's Image of Kauai, Hawaii Maelstrom courtesy of - 01/28/12

Divider Line 111 clip art courtesy of - 03/28/10

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07 

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 Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Bronze Star clip art courtesy of - 05/09/08

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

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

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