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02/24/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Tears

“Oh, I am very weary,
Though tears no longer flow;
My eyes are tired of weeping,
My heart is sick of woe

- Anne Brontė
(17 Jan 1820 - 28 May 1849)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This lovely song is a bit out of character for Rush.  I really like it, because you know how I love ballads.

BONUS - - Tears - Rush, 1976


..."Tears" would be the first Rush song to feature an outside musician. Hugh Syme, who would play keyboards on a number of Rush songs in the future, (e.g., "Different Strings" on Permanent Waves and "Witch Hunt" on Moving Pictures) contributes a multi-tracked Mellotron string and flute part to the track...

 A Big Happy 81st Birthday today to  Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday today also to    Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND     The President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

  • 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;

    01 - Alan Cohen ('57);

    03 -
      Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND   Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA!

       Many Happy Returns to You All! 


    February 24, 1920 - The Nazi Party held its first meeting of importance in Munich, Germany.

    February 24, 1942 - The U.S. Government stopped shipments of all 12-gauge shotguns for sporting use for the wartime effort.

    February 24, 1942 - Battle of Los Angeles: a UFO flying over wartime Los Angeles caused a blackout order at 2:25 a.m. and attracted a barrage of anti-aircraft fire, ultimately killing 3 civilians.

    February 24, 1942 - The Voice of America (VOA) aired for the first time.

    February 24, 1945 - Merrill's Marauders: The Marauders began their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.

    February 24, 1945 - Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha was killed in Parliament after reading a decree that declared war on the Axis powers.

    February 24, 1983 - A U.S. congressional commission released a report that condemned the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

    TODAY IN 1964:

    Monday, February 24, 1964 - Radio and television host Andy Crane was born Howard Andrew Crane in Morecambe, Lancashire, England.

    Monday, February 24, 1964 - Actor and director Todd Field was born William Todd Field in Pomona, California.

    Monday, February 24, 1964 - Race car driver Russell Ingall was born in the United Kingdom.

        From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/23/14 - "CLASS OF 1963 MARCH BIRTHDAYS":









       Thanks so much, Jimmy! I've added the names in red to our Birthday Page; the others were already there: 

           From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 02/23/14 - "Vietnam Wall":

    This is simply amazing; sad, but amazing that someone thought it important enough to spend personal time to put together this info. God bless the person responsible for it.

    As stated below, it's very sobering.

    THis is really sobering. Click on the link and find the city you went to high school and look at the names. Click on the name and it will give details of the death.

      Vietnam Wall

    First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear.

    Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.

    This really is an amazing web site. Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create it.

    Vietnam Wall

    I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country.

    The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost heroes. Those who remember that time frame, or perhaps lost friends or family can look them up on this site.

    You may wish to pass this link on to others so they have the opportunity to look up loved ones, also, as many knew wonderful people whose names are listed.

    This is definitely sobering, George! Thank you so much for sharing it with us again!

       From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/23/14 - "Cool Photographer":

    The photographer was dumb, but as cool as any I've ever seen. A Wapiti is the name for a very young elk.

       YOWZERONI! Thanks, Billy!

            From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#22 in a Series of 26)":


    Happy New Year to dog lovers everywhere!

         HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Dools!


        From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/06/14 - "OLD CANS .... (#13 in a Series of 15)":

      OLD CANS!

    He used to go to all the public functions...especially the picture theaters. And he always carried a sugar bag to collect empty bottles and cans. His name was... Albert (Tapper) Torney.

    Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and kids would tease and hassle him. Then it was discovered that he sold the empty bottles but only some of the cans.

    After he died in 1998 (aged 86) his large collection of model cars made from aluminum cans was discovered.

    This goes to prove..."you shouldn't judge a book by its cover" - or a sculptor by his sugar bag. Some of his collection ---- AMAZING!

       WOWZERS! Thanks, Jimmy!

        From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#8 in a Series of 37)":

    Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....

    Snow in Russia

    Now THIS is winter!


       YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!


        From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/19/14 - "LAUGHS FOR THE DAY (#1 in a Series of 16)":

      ...These should be some fun.

       GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!


    BONUS TEARS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Mermaid Tears Purse - "... What a fun crocheted bag for the spring time with a beautiful lace like layering at the bottom. Choose your own colors to customize the look to match your own wardrobe." - Granny Tears Scarf - Apache Tears Afghan - "Use a Size H crochet hook to complete this cool and simple crochet pattern. This Apache Tears Afghan is versatile and fun."

    BONUS TEARS RECIPES: - Susan Voisin's Swiss Chard with White Beans and Job’s Tears - "I first went in search of Job’s tears a couple of years ago when a reader recommended it as a gluten-free replacement for barley..." - Yelena Malyutin Rennie's Tiger Tears Salad with Seared Tuna


    From - 02/23/14:

    A dog thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me... They must be Gods!

    A cat thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me... I must be a God!


    1. Thursday, March 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, March 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.

    3. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

    PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/20/14

    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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    Written by Geddy Lee
    (b. 29 July 1953)

    Recorded by Rush, 1976

    All of the seasons and all of the days
    All of the reasons why I've felt this way
    So long...
    So long

    Then lost in that feeling I looked in your eyes
    I noticed emotion and that you had cried
    For me
    I can see

    What would touch me deeper...
    Tears that fall from eyes that only cry?
    Would it touch you deeper
    Than tears that fall from eyes that know why?

    A lifetime of questions, tears on your cheek
    I tasted the answers and my body was weak
    For you
    The truth

    What would touch me deeper...
    Tears that fall from eyes that only cry?
    Would it touch you deeper
    Than tears that fall from eyes that know why?

    "Tears" midi courtesy of - 02/24/10

    "Tears" lyrics courtesy of - 02/19/10

    S. L. Stephenson's "Tears" Image courtesy of - 02/24/10

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

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

    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 - Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
    Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

    Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
    Thanks, Eva!

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