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02/22/13 - NNHS Newsletter
George Washingto
n's 281st Birthday

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man
that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends

- George Washington
(22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This birthday celebration is one that - naturally - we repeat each year:

BONUS - -Yankee Doodle - Fife and Drum (The Awesome Towpath Volunteers), 2007



 Happy Birthday today to 
Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID! 

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Richard Prince ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 - Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND    Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA;

25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND     The President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC;

27 -     Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND       Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND     My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;

28 -    Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;

29 - What WOULD Be a Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 21, 1945 - Japanese Kamikaze planes sank the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damaged the Saratoga.


February 22, 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory became inevitable.

February 22, 1943 - Members of White Rose were executed in Nazi Germany.

February 22, 1944 - American aircraft mistakenly bombed the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.


Thursday, February 21, 1963 - Actor, producer, and writer William Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York.

TODAY IN 1963:

Friday, February 22, 1963 - Actor, composer, and classical crossover tenor Donald Braswell II was born in San Antonio, Texas.

Friday, February 22, 1963 - Cricketer Devon Malcolm was born  Devon Eugene Malcolm in Kingston, Jamaica.

Friday, February 22, 1963 - Golfer Vijay Singh ( विजय सिंह) was born in Lautoka, Fiji.

  From Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA - 02/20/13 - "  Andy Schaffer Peck's (Deceased, Class of '65) Family":


We went to eat dinner with Andy's daughter, Lindsay, husband Sidney and son, Bryan, when they were here for Andy's mom, Carolyn Schaffer's funeral. Took our high school yearbook and they poured over pictures of their mom. It was a sweet time until in a moment of elderly clumsiness I accidentally knocked over my giant glass of ice water which poured across the table and into their laps. And it was so cold outside. Sending a picture. Can't see their wet britches.

Love ya lots, Polly

PS.    Malcolm says, "Hi!"


   Thank you so much for this image of Andy's family, Polly!

   I posted it here:

   Y'all are so sweet and thoughtful - and funny!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 02/20/13 - "New World Trade Center Building--NYC":


Note: # is picture number.

# 15: As you look at the horizon on the right side of the picture, just short of two inches in, you'll notice a little pin-point up against the sky-that's the Empire State Building, all 102 stories of her, approximately some three-plus miles away, looking like no more than a dot against the horizon.

#18: Notice the "GO GIANTS" sign in white paint - a great gesture by these hard-working but still good-humored workers.

# 20: The three bridges on the right-from bottom up-1) the famous Brooklyn Bridge with its gothic arches-when built back in 1898 (I think) was the TALLEST structure in NY!; 2) the Williamsburg Bridge; 3) the Queensboro Bridge.

#23: That little structure you see standing up in the waters on the right-it's the Statue of Liberty!

      WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Sarah Sugah!  

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 02/21/13, 8:18 AM - "Free - Free - Free / Zmusic Publishing Showcase - Friday Feb 22 - House Event" AND 02/22/13, 5:06 AM - "Celebrating the Opening of our Music Publishing Company in Nashville" AND 02/22/13, 3:36 PM - "Friday Night Showcase Postponed":

Come Celebrate with Zmusic as we showcase songs and songwriters that are part of our music publishing company. Bring some friends!

Still covered dish...still bring your own drink... did I mention that it was FREE TO ATTEND.

Coming and listen to songs in our house that will be on the radio in the very near future

To RSZP......Visit our website

Come network with the "Songwriters of Today's Generation"

Carol...wanted to send along an update from Nashville on our new music publishing company - Zmusic Publishing

People can find out more about what we do by going to our website

Some fliers attached

With Regrets, we need to postpone our Showcase on Friday night. Look for a new date soon!
Terry & Wanda Seay
Zmusic Publishing LLC
Todays Generation of Songwriters
Office:   615-970-1323
Mobile:  703-628-4657
   OH, WOWZERS! I'm sorry this had to be postponed, but it will be awesome whenever it happens! Thanks, Terry and Wanda!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/21/13:


supplies/craft_supplies/patterns/home_decor - George Washington Filet Crochet Chair Back Set - This vintage pattern costs $5.00, and to actually make it you'll need size 50 thread and a No. 12 steel hook, which means you'll need a pretty good pair of eyes, too, as that's extraordinarily fine work!

BONUS MARTHA WASHINGTON'S GREAT CAKE RECIPE: - Martha Washington’s Great Cake - "...Martha Washington’s Great Cake is one of the few surviving recipes directly associated with her, so well liked that she had Martha Parke Custis, one of her granddaughters, copy it for members of the family. That original recipe is now part of the Mount Vernon collections. It is a cake that more than likely would have been served during the Christmas season as part of a grand Christmas dinner or Twelfth-Night party. It might also have been served at tea...."


From - 02/20/13:

After dating a young lady for some time a young man decided it was time to marry her.

He proceeded with all the necessary plans and finally the day came.

On the day of the wedding the young man had yet to pay the pastor for performing the ceremony; however, the pastor had a plan.

The service proceeded as planned, the vows were exchanged, etc. Now it was time for the groom to kiss his bride. The pastor saw this as the perfect opportunity to ask to be paid. He pulled the young man aside and asked him, "Can you please pay me?"

Not wanting to create a scene the young man asked, "How much do I owe you?"

The pastor thought quickly and replied, "Pay me according to your wife's beauty."

The young man discretely pulled out five dollars and gave it to the pastor.

Although annoyed by this, the pastor continued the ceremony and said, "You may now kiss the bride."

At this point the veil was lifted from the bride's face to allow the groom to kiss her. As the groom was about to kiss his new bride the pastor interrupted and promptly handed the groom four dollars and fifty cents.


1. Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 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, April 10, 2013 - 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/04/13

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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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Yankee Doodle

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.

Yankee doodle, keep it up
Yankee doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.


And then the feathers on his hat
They looked so' tarnal fin-a
I wanted pockily to get
To give to my Jemima.


And then we saw a swamping gun
Large as a log of maple
Upon a deuced little cart
A load for father's cattle.


And every time they shoot it off
It takes a horn of powder
It makes a noise like father's gun
Only a nation louder.


I went as nigh to one myself
As' Siah's underpinning
And father went as nigh agin
I thought the deuce was in him.
We saw a little barrel, too
The heads were made of leather
They knocked upon it with little clubs
And called the folks together.


And there they'd fife away like fun
And play on cornstalk fiddles
And some had ribbons red as blood
All bound around their middles.
The troopers, too, would gallop up
And fire right in our faces
It scared me almost to death
To see them run such races.


Uncle Sam came there to change
Some pancakes and some onions
For' lasses cake to carry home
To give his wife and young ones.


But I can't tell half I see
They kept up such a smother
So I took my hat off, made a bow
And scampered home to mother.


Cousin Simon grew so bold
I thought he would have cocked it
It scared me so I streaked it off
And hung by father's pocket.


And there I saw a pumpkin shell
As big as mother's basin
And every time they touched it off
They scampered like the nation.

Other Verses:

And there was Captain Washington,
With gentlefolks about him,
They say he's gown so 'tarnal proud
He will not ride without them.


There came Gen'ral Washington
Upon a snow-white charger
He looked as big as all outdoors
And thought that he was larger.


"Yankee Doodle/Yankee Doodle Dandy Medley" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks, Dave! 

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

Charles Willson Peale 1772 Portrait of Washington courtesy of - 02/22/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/21/09

Gilbert Stuart Portrait of Washington courtesy of - 02/22/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)

Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 02/09/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)

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!

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!!

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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