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02/08/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Street Fair

“Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend,
you should endeavor to understand him.”

- George Santayana
(16 Dec 1863 - 26 Sept 1952)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I couldn't seem to learn very much about this song except that it sounds very happy, and hey - the pictures are from the annual Virginia Tech International Street Fair!

BONUS - - Street Fair

   Had I realized the sad news which was to follow, I probably would not have deliberately selected such a chirpy little tune.....


  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 02/08/12, 9:04 PM - "Death":


It is with a great loss and broken heart that I wanted to let everyone know that I lost my daughter, Susan Marie Bradley, on Sunday, February 5, 2012. She died very unexpectedly. Her father,   Edward Bradley, also graduated from NNHS in the Class of '62. This has truly been the hardest thing I have had to handle. Thanks for letting the NNHS family know the loss that we have had.

Thanks for all you do in keeping the NNHS family together!

Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally '68

   Oh, Elizabeth! I'm so very, very sorry! I cannot begin to imagine your pain and loss, but you're in my thoughts and prayers already, and will soon be in those of the rest of our Typhoon Family.


    Happy Birthday today to Bob Hines ('66) of VA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to   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!

    Happy Birthday this week to:  

10 -   Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND     Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late   Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA (deceased 02/26/11) AND the late    Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND   Mike Miller ('65) of NC AND   Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;

11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA;

12 - Jon Pearl ('57);

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

14 -      Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND to my niece,        Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


February 08, 1942 - Japan invaded Singapore.

February 08, 1945 - The United Kingdom and Canada commenced Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.


Wednesday, February 08, 1962 - Charonne massacre. Nine trade unionists were killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police.

      From My Husband, Paul's (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) Distant Cousin, Elaine of MO - 02/07/12 - "PRAYER REQUEST":


I am calling all my faithful prayer partners. I need prayer for my Momma. She left for AZ about three weeks ago, once she got there she was in horrible pain and started running a fever. My Aunt Pat took her to ER and she stayed in the hospital for a week, the diagnosis was SHINGLES! ......They have moved her to an assisted living nursing home and have her in isolation! First, she is in severe pain, and has a rash/blisters on her foot, leg, and side. She can not walk ( the rash, blisters are on her foot) and is having a pretty hard time with it all, to say the least. The doctor told her the pain could last 6-9 months! She has asked me twice to request prayer for her. WE SERVE an AMAZING GOD and trust him for healing! HE IS THE GREAT PHYSICIAN......By his stripes she is healed!! Please pray scripture and I know that God's word does not return to him void and will do what it says it will do...... Thank you in advance for your support and prayers....I will keep you posted as I know more! OH! by the way.....I hate Satan!!

   YOWZERONI! Thanks, Dools! We've added Brenda's name to our Prayer Roll:

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/06/12 - "Shampooing in the Shower":





I just discovered this important info below.

Please share with all your friends.

I don't know WHY I didn't figure this out sooner!!!!!

It's the shampoo I use in the shower!

When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body, and (duh!) printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning,


NO wonder I have been gaining weight!!!

Well!! I have gotten rid of that shampoo and I am going to start using Dawn dish soap instead, their label reads:


Problem solved!

If I don't answer the phone...I'll be in the shower!

     That's IT! It's my Aussie Volumizing Shampoo coating me with blubber - of course! I should have known! Thanks, Joan!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/07/12 - "A prayer was answered":

This is a story written by a doctor who worked in Africa:

One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died, leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive; as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator).

We also had no special feeding facilities. Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in.

Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst (rubber perishes easily in tropical climates)...

'And it is our last hot water bottle!' she exclaimed. As in the West, it is no good crying over spilled milk, so in Central Africa it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles. They do not grow on trees, and there are no drugstores down forest pathways.

'All right,' I said, 'Put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts. Your job is to keep the baby warm.'

The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.

During prayer time, one ten-year-old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children. 'Please, God' she prayed, 'Send us a hot water bottle today. It'll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon.'

While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added, 'And while You are about it, would You please send a dolly for the little girl so she'll know You really love her?'

As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say 'Amen?' I just did not believe that God could do this.

Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything; the Bible says so. But there are limits, aren't there? The only way God could answer this particular prayer would be by sending me a parcel from the homeland. I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever, received a parcel from home.

Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator!

Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses' training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door. By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there on the verandah was a large 22-pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children.... Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot. We folded the paper, taking care not to tear it unduly. Excitement was mounting. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box. From the top, I lifted out brightly-colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored.. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas - that would make a batch of buns for the weekend.

Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the...could it really be? I grasped it and pulled it out. Yes, a brand new, rubber hot water bottle. I cried. I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could.

Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, 'If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly, too!'

Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully-dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted!

Looking up at me, she asked, 'Can I go over with you and give this dolly to that little girl, so she'll know that Jesus really loves her?'
'Of course,' I replied!

That parcel had been on the way for five whole months, packed up by my former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God's prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator.

And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child - five months before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it 'that afternoon..'

'Before they call, I will answer.' (Isaiah 65:24)

When you receive this, say the prayer. That's all I ask. No strings attached. Just send it on to whomever you want - but do send it on.

Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost, but a lot of rewards. Let's continue praying for one another.

Heavenly Father, I ask you to bless my friends reading this. I ask Thee to minister to their spirit. Where there is pain, give them Thy peace and mercy. Where there is self doubting, release a renewed confidence to work through them where there is tiredness or exhaustion, I ask Thee to give them understanding, guidance, and strength. Where there is fear, reveal our love and release to them Thy courage. Bless their finances, give them greater vision, and raise up leaders and friends to support and encourage them. I ask Thee to do these things in Jesus' name, Amen.

P. S. Passing this on to anyone you consider a friend will bless you both. Passing this on to one not considered a friend is something Christ would do.

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Dools!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (newly returned home from a year's deployment to "the lands dark and dusty") - 02/07/12 - "RE: A prayer was answered":

I hope this is a real story. That would be cool. But regardless, the principle is correct. Our Father does answer our prayers, truly all of them, in so many diverse ways. It is hard to truly describe the power and impact of prayer. Regardless-its importance is clear...the Savior himself set the model in this for us. Thanks for the email on the power of prayer...
With love

   Thank you, Brent! Isn't that an amazing story?!? And the best part is - it IS true!


The Story of the Dying Baby, a Hot Water Bottle, A Child's Prayer, and A Children's Doll - Truth!

The Truth: 
This story originates from Helen Roseveare, a missionary from Northern Ireland. tracked her down and she told us this story is true and that she included it in her book "Living Faith."  She has written about the revival that took place in the 1950's in what was then the Belgian Congo.  She has been associated with WEC (World Evangelization for Christ at  

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/03/12 - "Friday":


What's this daily charge for "Fruit?" the hotel guess asked the manager. "We didn't eat any."

"But the fruit was place in your room every day. It isn't our fault you didn't take advantage of it."

"I see," said the man as he subtracted $150.00 from the bill.

"What are you doing?" sputtered the manager.

"I'm subtracting $50 dollars a day for your kissing my wife."

"What? I didn't kiss your wife."

"Ah," replied the man, "but she was there."


We all fail sometimes. But there's something about failing with style. Here are some of the best test paper blunders from the most clueless - and inventive - of students.

* Classical Studies *
Question: Name one of the early Romans' greatest achievements.
Answer: Learning to speak Latin

* Biology *
Question: What is a fibula?
Answer: A little lie

* Classical Studies *
Question: What were the circumstances of Julius Caesar's death?
Answer: Suspicious ones

* Biology *
Question: What is a plasmid?
Answer: A high definition television

* Religious Studies *
Question: Christians only have one spouse, what is this called?
Answer: Monotony

* Physics *
Question: Name an environmental side effect of burning fossil fuels.
Answer: Fire

* Geography *
Question: What does the term "lava" mean?
Answer: A pre-pubescent caterpillar

* Geography *
Question: The race of people known as Malays come from which country?
Answer: Malaria

* Geography *
Question: Name one famous Greek landmark.
Answer: The most famous Greek landmark is the Apocalypse

* History *
Question: Where was the American Declaration of Independence signed?
Answer: At the bottom.


Wisdom Tip

The day a person becomes a cynic is the day he loses his youth.



* To raise revenue, many U.S. libraries and municipalities are turning unpaid debts over to collection agencies. Once an agency takes over your debt, even if it is only $20, you can count on a big dent in your credit score--100 points or more.

* Making insignificant claims on your home owner's insurance can increase your monthly premiums, and you could even be dropped as a customer. You should pay small repairs (those less than $1,000 or less than your deductible) out of pocket.

* If at all possible, do not cash out your 401(k) when you leave your job. Roll over funds into a personal IRA so your money continues to grow, tax-deferred. In 20 years, $2,500, the average 401(k) cash-out, can grow to $11,652.

* If you find yourself out of work don't just stop paying on your student loan. If you stop paying a $20,000 loan with a 6.8 percent interest rate for 12 months, you'll pay an extra $1,360 in interest and fees. Let your loan provider know that you're out of work. By law, every lender must offer programs for customers experiencing economic hardship.


Four Deep Quotes

"The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live."
- Joan Borysenko

"Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament."
- George Santayana

"If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank."
- Woody Allen

"Seventy years are given to us! Some may even reach eighty. But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we are gone."
- Psalms 90:10 NLT

   Thank you, Shari!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/26/12 - "Smile (#9 in a Series of 13)!!":



   MORE WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/06/12 - "Just a Few Laughs (#1 in a Series of 11)":


Some of these might fit into the newsletter.


    What if we couldn’t laugh?????

   Just Laughs………… 


   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!



From - 02/07/12:

A Cajun named, Jean Paul, moved to Texas and bought a donkey from an old farmer named Ben for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.

The next day, Ben drove up and said, "Sorry, but I have some bad news. The donkey died."

"Well, then, just give me the money back," said Jean Paul.

"Can't do that. I went and spent it already." replied Ben.

"OK, then. Just unload the donkey," said Jean Paul.

"What ya going to do with him?" asked Ben.

"I'm going to raffle him off," said Jean Paul.

"You can't raffle off a dead donkey!" uttered Ben.

"Sure can. Watch me. I just won't tell that he's dead," said Jean Paul.

A month later Ben met up with the Cajun and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?"

"I raffled him off, I did. I sold 500-hunderd tickets at two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898," said Jean Paul.

"Didn't anyone complain?" inquired Ben.

"Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back,” said Jean Paul.


1. Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 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. Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

3. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 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.

4. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/08/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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


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                          Love to all, Carol






Street Fair

"Street Fair" midi (sequenced by Bob Sorem) courtesy of - 02/08/12

First (2010) VT Street Fair Image courtesy of - 02/08/12

Second (2009) VT Street Fair Image courtesy of - 02/08/12

(I KNOW! They're out of chronological order, but they LOOK better this way!)

 Multicolored Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/31/05

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

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

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

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!

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of - 09/25/07

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

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

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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