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01/29/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Eighteen Yellow Roses

“Life is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments
of joy. Peace is the interlude between two wars. You have no rose without a thorn;
the diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower.

- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
(b. 23 Nov 1926)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's a little known fact that I'm almost as big a Marty Robbins fan as I am of Frank Sinatra.  Shhhh.  It'll be our secret. Yes, I know this is really a Bobby Darin song.  Don't confuse my "mind" with facts.

BONUS - Eighteen Yellow Roses - Marty Robbins


... In 1962, Darin began to write and sing country music, with hit songs including "Things" (US #3/UK #2) (1962), "You're the Reason I'm Living" (US #3), and "18 Yellow Roses" (US #10). The latter two were recorded by Capitol Records, which he joined in 1962, before returning to Atlantic four years later. In 1966, he had his final UK hit single, with a version of Tim Hardin's "If I Were A Carpenter", which peaked at # 9. He performed the opening and closing songs on the soundtrack of the 1965 Walt Disney film That Darn Cat!. "Things" was sung by Dean Martin in the 1967 TV special Movin' With Nancy, starring Nancy Sinatra.[12]...


1.       From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 01/28/14 - "RE: Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66)":

  Thanks for all the prayers and love shared by Sylvia's friends and your web site. This picture was taken today at her weekly bible study group at Palms Presbyterian Church. The prayer shawl was knitted by another church group and prayed upon by many others.

She was fitted with a mold today for radiation treatment which starts the 10th along with chemo. Other good news is the bronchial scope and lymph node biopsy done last week was also negative so she stays at stage 3A. I am so happy with the results and that she will finally start treatment which I am sure will cure her of this dreadful disease.

Thanks to all and keep the prayers coming.

Phil Hammond

Monday, January 27, 2014

   This is great news, Phil! Thank you so much for telling us, and give Sylvia our love!

The Blessing Center Prayer Shawl Ministry

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 01/28/14 - "Visit Sylvia's CaringBridge Site":


A CaringBridge Site was created for Sylvia Hammond. It's a caring social network to help people stay connected with family and friends during a health event. Visit Sylvia's site often to stay updated and share messages of encouragement and compassion.

Visit online

Site Link:
Site Name: sylviahammond

Phillip Hammond

   Thanks again, Phil! I managed to sign in successfully and tried to leave a comment this afternoon, but then apparently my non-technical skills kicked in...  Despite that, prayers and blessings coming your way!

2.   From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of AL - 01/28/14 - "Home at Last!"

  Hey! Brent's out of the hospital and eating again! Yay!

He is still looking sickly. But I will fatten him up soon! Lol 

Brent said I can only bulk him up... Not fatten.. lol

    WHOO-HOO! Thank you, Laura!

   Yeah, watch out for that fat! HA-HA-HA!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 01/28/14 - "Before and After":

  OK, feeling half way alive again (knock on wood) so it thought I'd show you what a small bowel resection surgery will do to you in a matter of 14 days.

I just got home yesterday and shaved. Still bloated in the stomach, much worse than in the first pic that shows how much muscle and fluids I lost.

Thank you, my Gorgeous Laura, for saving me and of course, all glory be to God our Father.

Before After

   AMEN! Thank you for the images, Brent! We're so glad that Laura has been there with you, and hope your pain and bloating continue to subside each day!


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

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND  Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

04 -       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND Inez Clemmons Bruce ('63) AND the late   Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06);

05 - The late   Dickie Krause ('57(deceased - 12/27/99) AND    Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND      Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all! 


January 29, 1943 - On the first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago was torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.

January 29, 1944 - USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the United States Navy, was launched..
January 29, 1944 - The Battle of Cisterna took place in central Italy.

January 29, 1944 - Approximately 38 men, women, and children died in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
January 29, 1944 - In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio was destroyed in an air-raid.


Wednesday, January 29, 1964 - Football player Andre Reed was born Andre Darnell Reed in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, January 29, 1964 - Interior designer and television host Anna Ryder Richardson was born Anna Caroline Ryder Richardson in Swansea, Wales.

Wednesday, January 29, 1964 - Artistic gymnast Holger Behrendt was born in Schönebeck, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Wednesday, January 29, 1964 - Singer-songwriter and musician Roddy Frame was born in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Wednesday, January 29, 1964 - Actor Alan Ladd (b. Alan Walbridge Ladd on 03 Sept 1913 in Hot Springs, Arkansas) died in Palm Springs, California at the age of 50 of an acute overdose of "alcohol and three other drugs"; his death was ruled accidental.[22

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 01/28/14 - "Escaping History, Don’t Forget the Past ":

Willard Scott Where Art Thou?


By Harry M. Covert

For certain I thought Alexandria’s city council would be inundated with protestors and history lovers, most especially from the likes of Sons of Confederate Veterans, VMI graduates flashing their class rings with the stars and bars and possibly a band playing “Dixie” or “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny.”

They escaped.

Willard Scott

Missing also was Willard Scott, famous city native, beloved NBC weatherman and history buff of the War of Northern Aggression.

It would not have been surprising if some history professor brought up the old saying, repeated by numerous writers, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” We always do.

So what’s the battle?

A couple of weeks ago news broke that Councilman Justin Wilson, of historical Del Ray, the city’s sin capital a century ago, introduced a bill that some old-timers thought would banish naming city streets for Confederate generals who many consider heroes.

Second reading on Mr. Wilson’s proposal was scheduled (Jan. 25).

Along with the no naming, council will also eliminate an old ordinance preventing lewd co-habitation in the city. No squawks on this.


“I figured we’d get all kinds of calls on the cohabitation code but not a complaint,” Wilson told me.

Gov. John Dalton

“I also figured we’d get lots of calls about the street naming but we received only one,” he said. It’s unlikely the city will be naming any more streets after any one, CSA or not. The city is built out; no room for any more streets.

Seems like lots of time is being spent re-writing history in Alexandria. The city was occupied by Union Troops during the North and South unpleasantness. Heck, Burke and Herbert Bank and Trust, the nation’s oldest bank, handled the money of both the Union and Confederacy. Good business.

A few years ago a treasure trove of the Robert E. Lee family artifacts were uncovered in the basement of the bank. This was shared with the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.

There are streets named for General Lee, General Beauregard, Stonewall Jackson, J.E.B Stuart (high school, too), all from the CSA, then there’s Union Street downtown in Old Town, and a street named for Col. Elmer Ellsworth in the city’s West End near historic Virginia Theological Seminary.
Non-history buffs may want to know about Ellsworth. He was, 24, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, and the first Union officer killed. A plaque commemorates his demise in downtown. Lincoln cried.

Those who’d like to rewrite Old Dominion history should consider Robert Skimin’s 1988 novel, Gray Victory. The premise is simple. The war ended in a truce with the Union accepting the CSA. Lincoln was not assassinated, was succeeded by George B. McClellan and the peace recognized the South’s Independence. Everyone was back in love.

Well, novels are fiction, so is Gray Victory.

Randolph Sengel

If by some chance names are needed soon, there are some good ones to consider —
Mills Godwin, Douglas Wilder, John Dalton, Henry Howell, John Warner and Randolph Sengel. Good Virginians and worthy. They never forgot the Commonwealth’s past.

   Thank you so much, Harry!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/27/14 - "An oldie, but gives food for thought":

One can be at the top of the world at one point and have it drastically change and vice versa.

Did you know who in 1923 was:

1. President of the largest steel company?
2. President of the largest gas company?
3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?
4. Greatest wheat speculator?
5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?
6. Great Bear of Wall Street?

These men should have been considered some of the World's most successful men. At least they found the secret of making money.

Now more than 76 years later, do you know what has become of these men?

1. The President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, died a pauper.
2. The President of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, is insane.
3. The President of the N.Y.S.E., Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.
4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.
5. The President of the Bank of International Settlement shot himself.
6. The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Rivermore, died of suicide.

The same year, 1923, the winner of the most important golf championship, Gene Sarazan, won the U.S. Open and PGA Tournaments. He died 5/13/99, at the age of 97.............

   WOW! Thank you, Shari!

From My Friend, Josy, of AL - 01/28/14 - "Welcome":

  "Ain't it da truth?!? Thanks, Josy!


Cozy Comfort Prayer Shawl - "This is an easy crochet pattern that is great for beginners. Make a cozy comfort prayer shawl to lift your spirits or to give it to a friend in need. There's nothing better than spiritual guidance from a friend."


Pink Ribbon Prayer Shawl - "This Pink Ribbon Prayer Shawl offers a lot more than just warmth. Work up this free crochet pattern to create a magical crocheted shawl that will also provide love, support, and prayers to those that wear it. The Pink Ribbon Prayer Shawl was designed to mimic the symbolic breast cancer awareness ribbon and measures approximately 14 inches wide by 64 inches long. Wear this to show your support, or give it to someone in need of a little extra TLC."

Barbara's Sunset Shawl - "If you know someone in need of warmth, this Sunset Shawl is the perfect pattern to give as a gift. This beautiful crocheted shawl is an easy prayer shawl pattern to complete. It begins as a basic triangular shaped shawl, but turns into a batwing shaped piece as you add the border. The earth toned colors are perfect for any time of the year, but the light and lacy design makes this especially appropriate for spring and summer. It's a great item to wear over a tank top of sleeveless blouse. "

Maria Merlino's Angel Wing Prayer Shawl - "If you're looking for a special pattern to make someone then this angel wing prayer shawl is just the ticket. The pineapple stitch is used to make this beautiful shawl."



From - 01/28/14:

On the first day of college, the Dean addressed the students:

"The female dormitory is out-of-bounds for all male students, and the male dormitory to the female students. Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time. The second time you will be fined $60. A third time will cost you a fine of $180. Are there any questions?"

A male student inquired, "How much for a season pass?"


1. Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 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 12, 2014 - 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.  

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/29/14

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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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Eighteen Yellow Roses

Written and recorded by Bobby Darin, 1963
(14 May 1936 - 20 Dec 1973)

Recorded by Marty Robbins, 19__
(26 Sept 1925 – 08 Dec 1982)

Eighteen yellow roses came today....
Eighteen yellow roses in a pretty bouquet
When the boy came to the door
I didn't know what to say....

But eighteen yellow roses came today.

I opened up the card to see what it said...
I couldn't believe my eyes
When I had read....
Though you belong to another, I love you anyway.

Yes. eighteen yellow roses came today

I never doubted your love for a minute
I always thought that you would be true
But now this box and the flowers in it
I guess there's nothin' left for me to do.....

But ask to meet the boy that's done this thing
And find out if he's got plans to buy you a ring
'Cause eighteen yellow roses will wilt and die one day....

But a father's love will never fade away...

Will never fade away..............

"Eighteen Yellow Roses" midi (sequenced by Ron Tilden) and lyrics - - 01/30/10 (sic)

Image of Eighteen Yellow Roses courtesy of - 01/31/10 (sic)

Flower Bar 75 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/31/10 (sic)

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!

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

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

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

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