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02/12/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Abraham Lincoln's 201st Birthday

“Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.”

“I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.”

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right,
what's said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.

- Abraham Lincoln
(12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme is supposed to repeat every year, barring technical difficulties.....

BONUS - - Battle Hymn of the Republic - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Touched By An Angel - WOWZERONI-RINI!



   Happy Birthday today to Jon Pearl ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia!

     Happy Valentine Birthday to      Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND My Niece,       Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
18 -
The late     Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND    Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC;

19 -     Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND      Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND    Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


  From Harry Simpson ('54) of VA - 02/11/00 - "NNHS Class of 1954":


The NNHS Class of 1954 will be holding a mini-reunion at THE CHAMBERLIN on April 24, 2010.  This 56th year since graduation gathering will be a Luncheon beginning at 11:30 AM.  Information on this event can be obtained from Mickey Marcella at  (757 - 249 - 3800) or Betty Hamby Neher at  (757 - 898 - 5099) or Dr. Harry Simpson at  (804 - 694 - 0346).              

Thank you,  hds

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks, Harry! I've posted this great news on the main front page, and it will be carried there as well as on the bottom of this and each successive Newsletter until then:

   Y'all have fun!


February 12, 1941 - German General Erwin Rommel arrived in Tripoli, Libya, to reinforce the position of the Italians.

February 12, 1946 - Operation Deadlight ended after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.


Friday, February 12, 1965 - Nothing whatsoever of any kind happened on this day anywhere in the world - well, more or less.....

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 02/11/10 - "Adorable       Buckley":

Hi everyone,

  I thought you might enjoy seeing this video of   Diana (Lyons Harty - Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05 - of MA) talking to Buckley while he watches Finding Nemo. It was recorded two days ago.

The picture was taken a couple weeks ago while we were packing to move (pardon the boxes and junk), and it's Buckley who fell asleep in a laundry basket while watching... you guessed it, Finding Nemo.

Monday, January 25, 2010
Buckley Harty

   AWWW! Thanks, Dale!

   Unfortunately, my attempts to upload the video were met with some rude message about having exceeding my quota (?!?), but I enjoyed it, anyway! Please scoop that cuddly little fella up in your arms and give him a couple of hundred kisses for me!  

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 02/11/10 - "Kathryn Grayson":

Perhaps I am wrong, and I am sure someone will correct me if I am, but I understand that Kathryn Grayson was a native of North Carolina along with Ava Gardner !

Two exceptionally beautiful women.  Grayson's  voice along with her angelic face still lingers in my memory !  Ava was the sultry one, and did that as well as Kathryn sang !

Dimples aka Sepi

   No need for anyone to try to correct you, Dimples; you're absolutely correct!


"Kathryn Grayson (born February 9, 1922) is an American actress and operatic soprano singer...

"She was born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Hedrick family later moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where she was discovered singing on the empty stage of the St. Louis Municipal Opera House by a janitor, who introduced her to Frances Marshall of the Chicago Civic Opera, who gave the twelve-year-old girl voice lessons."


"Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress...

"Gardner was born in 1922 in the small farming community of Brogden, North Carolina (nicknamed "Grabtown"), the youngest of seven children (she had two brothers; Raymond and Melvin, and four sisters; Beatrice, Elsie Mae, Inez and Myra) of poor cotton and tobacco farmers; her mother, Mary Elizabeth ("Mollie") Gardner (née Baker) was a Baptist of Scots-Irish and English descent, while her father, Jonas Bailey Gardner, was a Catholic of Irish American and American Indian (Tuscarora) descent.[citation needed] When the children were still young, the Gardners lost their property, forcing Jonas Gardner to work at a sawmill and Mollie to begin working as a cook and housekeeper at a dormitory for teachers at the nearby Brogden School.

"When Gardner was 13 years old, the family decided to try their luck in a bigger town, Newport News, Virginia, where Mollie Gardner found work managing a boardinghouse for the city's many shipworkers. While in Newport News, Gardner's father became ill and died from bronchitis in 1938, when Ava was 15 years old. After Jonas Gardner's death, the family moved to the Rock Ridge suburb of Wilson, North Carolina, where Mollie Gardner ran another boarding house for teachers. Ava Gardner attended high school in Rock Ridge and she graduated from there in 1939. She then attended secretarial classes at Atlantic Christian College in Wilson for about a year."

   For a great story about Ava from Charles Wicke (June '45) of Canada, see here:

   Thanks, Dimples!

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 02/11/10 - "Andrea Bocclli and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir":

Andrea Bocelli and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing the Lords Prayer..........

Feel free to pass this one on...

This is absolutely beautiful!

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Sarah Sugah!

   The gentlemen's opening remarks force my hand here.  I, too, was introduced to the Tabernacle Choir by my father when I was a little girl, and I think that was a pivotal step in my joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1967.  If you're interested at all in reading that story, you may find it here:

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 02/11/10 - "Awesome animation !!!":

Y'all....wait..... all Y'all are going to enjoy the heck out of this !  You will be missing an event if you scroll past this !

Sepi aka Dimples 
What programmers do in their spare time. Awesome animation !!!

This is cool.............

   MORE WOWZERONI! Thank you, Dimples - I thoroughly enjoyed this!

  From Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC - 02/11/10, 10:07 PM - "Elbert Keel":

Hi Carol

Jacque Fisher here with a couple of links in reference to the death of Elbert Keel. He was probably class of 69? His sister Bonnie Keel Back was class of 64.

Take care and thanks again for all you do to keep us connected.

   Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention, Jacque; I had missed it entirely.

From - 02/12/10 - "Boston Brownies":

Boston Brownies
Created by The MDM Team, Friday, 12 February 2008
It's time to throw your own Boston tea party... and make these sinful brownies the center of attention. One bite and those store-bought brands will totally be put to shame.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
  4. To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tbsp. butter, 3 tbsp. cocoa, 1 tbsp. honey, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Frost brownies while they are still warm.
Additional Tips:
Ready in 1 hour

  From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/03/10 - "Seniors (#8 in a Series of 19)":


For anyone age appropriate…that means almost everyone
in the Typhoon Nation !



Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.

Don't is all true...these are the perks of reaching 60 and heading towards 70 and older!

   Thanks, Mike!  


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/10/10:

Low Bridge

A truck driver was driving along on the freeway. He passed a sign that said "low bridge ahead."

Before he knew it, the bridge was right ahead of him and he could not avoid getting stuck under the bridge. You could say that he got a "Truck Wedgie."

Cars were backed up for miles.

Finally, a police car pulled up. The cop got out of his car and walked around to the truck driver, put his hands on his hips and said, "Got stuck, huh?"

The gutsy truck driver said, "No officer, I was delivering this bridge and ran out of gas!" 


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. Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin.
For details, contact Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954

3. 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

4. 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

5. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/10
NNHS BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

                                  Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic

- Julia Ward Howe

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He has loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible swift sword
His truth is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps
His day is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnish`d rows of steel,
"As ye deal with my contemners, So with you my grace shall deal;"
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel
Since God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

"Battle Hymn of the Republic" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thank you so much, Dave!  This rendition has exactly the period flavor I had hoped against hope to capture.

"Battle Hymn of the Republic" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!

First Lincoln Image courtesy of - 02/12/09

Second Lincoln Image courtesy of - 02/12/09

Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 02/09/05 and re-saved 02/12/09

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

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 fought in WWII
Thanks again, Herbie!

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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

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