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02/06/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
J. E. B. Stuart's 178th Birthday

ďI desire my children to be educated south of the Mason Dixon line
and always to retain right of domicile in the Confederate States.Ē

- Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown Stuart, C. S. A.
(06 Feb 1833 - 12 May 1864)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Because I so adore Jeb Stuart, today's theme repeats each year:

BONUS - - Jine the Cavalry - 2nd South Carolina String Band



   Today is Super Bowl Sunday, played between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers.


  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 02/06/11, 1:35 PM:


Please run a little blurb for me when you can about our upcoming reunion: 

I am excited to pass on that plans are in the works for the Class of 1966 to hold its 45-Year Reunion on Saturday, August 20th at the Warwick Yacht Club in Newport News, VA.  The cost and time for Saturday are being worked out now.  Letters will be going out by the first of April with a response sheet attached.  I do hope members of our class will show their support by attending.   

Dee Hodges Bartram

Thanks, Carol!

     WHOO-HOO! Thank you, Dee!


     Happy Birthday today to     Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

08 - Bob Hines ('66) of VA;
09 -
  Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND  
  Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND   Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;

10 -   Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND     Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA AND the late    Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND   Mike Miller ('65) of NC;

11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA;

13 -    Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


February 06, 1862 - The Confederate position at Fort Henry was attacked by Federals.

February 06, 1864 - The fourth session of the First Confederate Congress continued its work, banning imports of luxuries and circulation of U.S. currency; it also decreed that half of various food and tobacco shipments must be given to the government before ships could leave ports.

February 06, 1864 - Major General J.E.B. Stuart celebrated his 31st birthday, his last on this earth.

  From Jack Nelson ('54) of VA - 02/05/11 - "  YOUNGSOOK KIM WEAVER HARVEY":


I am sure you are busy with other matters but may I ask a special favor? Can you post the following deceased member of the NNHS Class of 1954 on your Memoriam website as soon as possible?

Home Room 109
National Honor Society
French Club

Her picture can be found on page 131 of the NNHS 1954 yearbook.

She came to the United States at the tender age of 17 and entered our Junior Class in 1953, having married a U.S. Army serviceman in Korea.  To the best of my knowledge, Kim - as we called her - was the only Asian in NNHS at that time.

For a number of reasons, Kim did not have much time for extracurricular activities in high school but after graduation her brief life became one of the most fascinating, intense and rewarding experiences of any alumna in the history of Newport News High School.  However, her life was cut short by a very rare lung cancer; so rare, in fact, that little scientific and medical research had been done on it.  She died at the age of 49.
In her brief life, Kim bore two children (by her first husband), Sarah and Andrew, got her A.A. nursing degree in 1962, her B.A. degree in Asian Studies in 1969, her master's degree in Anthropology in 1971, and her PhD in Anthropology in 1976.  In 1972 (while still studying) she began her career as an Anthropology professor in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Chaminade University in Honolulu where she was employed until her death.
In the early 70's Kim returned to Korea for several summers to do her doctoral research.  She published many papers and her book, Six Korean Women: The Socialization of Shamans was published in 1979.  This book has been distributed all over the world and Kim was very well respected in her field.
During all this time, she divorced her first husband and later married Dr. Robert R. Harvey (1939-1978), Professor of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii.  In 1978, Dr. Harvey was lost at sea near the Hawaiian Islands, along with all hands while doing oceanic research.
Kim's life was not all academics.  She loved to jog on the beaches of Hawaii, snorkel, scuba dive, and had a great affection for animals.  But, most of all she loved her children, Sarah and Andrew.
Kim was one of the very few members of the Class of 1954 we could not find until her son, Andrew, died in a freak train accident in Minnesota in September 2010 and his obituary was found on the internet.  Andrew's ashes were returned to Hawaii and he was buried next to his mother's grave.

Kim died on February 23, 1983.

This is the reason why we are very late in submitting her name for the memorial page. There is more to Kim's fascinating story but I have included some of the high points.

Thanking, again, for all that you do, I remain


Jack Nelson
Class of 1954

   Thank you so much for your beautiful memorial for a lovely woman, Jack.

I've added it to that page:   

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/05/11 - "Things Your Burglar Won't Tell You":

  1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.  
  2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.  
  3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.  
  4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.  
  5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.  
  6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it's set. That makes it too easy.  
  7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom - and your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.  
  8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door - understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day off because of bad weather.  
  9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it.) 
  10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.  
  11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms.  
  12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it with me.  
  13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at http://www.faketv/ & at http://www.faketv/&   
  1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard.. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook. 
  2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.  
  3. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he'll stop what he's doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go back to what he was doing. It's human nature.  
  4.. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?  
  5. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that you're home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like. I'll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.  
  6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It's easier than you think to look up your address.  
  7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air.. To me, it's an invitation.  
  8. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.  
Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina, Oregon, California, and Kentucky; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars on the Job.  
Protection for you and your home:  
If you don't have a gun:

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.  
Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."  
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says, "spray the culprit in the eyes". It's a tip he's given to students for decades.
"That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out."  
Maybe even save a life.  
Put your car keys beside your bed at night.  
If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator.

 Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it.  If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or prevent an assault.

   Thanks so much, Shari!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/05/11 - "Just heard on the news":

Posted on facebook by my daughter Sheri from her friend Marc.

"Just heard on the news that the State of Florida could be sunned-in for the next several days. Residents have been urged to hunker down at your nearest beach and/or tiki bar for further instructions. Use extreme caution when braving this blizzard of sunshine, preferably SPF30. We are asking our friends and relatives to the north to please keep us in their thoughts as we deal with 2 feet buried in the sand."

       Thanks, Ruthie!


From Will and Guy's Joke of the Day - 02/05/11:

Dear Abby,

I have never written to you before, but I really need your advice.  I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs. phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up.

My wife has been going out with 'the girls' a lot recently although when I ask their names she always says, 'just some friends from work, you donít know them.' I always try to stay awake to look out for her coming home, but I usually fall asleep. Anyway, I have never approached the subject with my wife. I think deep down I just didnít want to know the truth, but last night she went out again and I decided to really check on her.

Around midnight, I decided to hide in the garage behind my golf clubs so I could get a good view of the whole street when she arrived home from a night out with 'the girls'. It was at that moment, crouching behind my clubs, that I noticed that the graphite shaft on my driver appeared to have a hairline crack right by the club head.

Is this something I can fix myself or should I take it back to the golf shop where I bought it?

Thanks Jim

* Another Batch of 'Dear Abby' Letters

Dear Abby, I've suspected that my husband has been fooling around, and when confronted with the evidence, he denied everything, and then said it would never happen again.

Dear Abby, I joined the Navy to see the world.  Now I've seen it, how do I get out?

Dear Abby, My forty year old son has been paying a psychiatrist $50.00 an hour every week for two and a half years. He must be crazy.

Dear Abby, I was married to Bill for three months and I didn't know he drank until one night he came home sober.

Dear Abby, My mother is mean and short tempered; I think she is going through mental pause.


1. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 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.

2. Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

3 . Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

6. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at - CLASS OF 1966

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 12/30/10

BLOG: - updated 10/21/10

  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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Jine the Cavalry!

We're the boys who went around McClellian,
Went around McClellian, went around around McClellian!
We're the boys who went around McClellian,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!

If you want to have a good time, jine the cavalry!
Jine the cavalry! Jine the cavalry!
If you want to catch the Devil, if you want to have fun,
If you want to smell Hell, jine the cavalry!

We're the boys who crossed the Potomicum,
Crossed the Potomicum, crossed the Potomicum!
We're the boys who crossed the Potomicum,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


Then we went into Pennsylvania,
Into Pennsylvania, into Pennsylvania!
Then we went into Pennsylvania,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


The big fat Dutch gals hand around the breadium,
Hand around the breadium, hand around the breadium!
The big fat Dutch gals hand around the breadium,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


Ol' Joe Hooker, won't you come out of The Wilderness?
Come out of The Wilderness, come out of The Wilderness?
Ol' Joe Hooker, won't you come out of The Wilderness?
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


"Jine the Cavalry" midi courtesy of
and extracted by my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 01/18/05
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Jine the Cavalry" lyrics courtesy of - 01/17/05

First J. E. B. Stuart Image courtesy of - 01/18/05 (re-saved 02/06/09)

Second J. E. B. Stuart Image courtesy of - 12/11/02 (re-saved 02/06/09)

Large Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 01/18/05 (re-saved 02/06/09)

Small Confederate Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/31/06 (re-saved 02/06/09)

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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!

Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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