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02/24/16 - 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 Brontë
(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...


      Happy Birthday today to Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND    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 - 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 1966:

Thursday, February 24, 1966 - Comedian, actor, and director Ben Miller was born Bennet Evan Miller in London, England.

Thursday, February 24, 1966 - Actor and producer Billy Zane was born William George Zane, Jr. in Chicago, Illinois.

         From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 02/23/15:

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.”

- Charles Swindoll
(b. 18 Oct 1934)

   Thank you, Cheryl!


  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 02/21/16 - "50 Year Reunion Invitation and Registration Information":

Well, it is finally here, our 50th reunion! It will be held September 16 and 17, 2016 in Newport News, Virginia. It will be open to everyone that attended NNHS.

Attached is the letter with the information for our two night affair and the registration sheet that you can return to me with your check. Also, this year there is a website where you can register and pay at no extra cost to you.
Jeanette McDonald Hornsby has put this site together and it is fantastic. Even if you prefer to pay me by check, we are asking that you go on the site and put in the number of nights you will be attending. This will help us with the count for both the restaurant and the hotel. This way, we can tell the restaurant how many waitresses to put on duty for Friday night and it will help us with the food order for Saturday night at the hotel. Also, take a few minutes to go through all the tabs and to especially put in a few lines about yourself. To open this site, press down the Control key while your mouse is on the link. You will see the little hand come up, then click on the link.

Updates will be sent via e-mail and put on the Newport News High School Alumni site on Facebook and in
     Carol Buckley Harty’s newsletters. If you are not a member of the Facebook site, please contact Jeanette and she will add you. This site has reunited many of us from various classes and has been a great deal of fun.

I know the first thing the ladies are thinking – “Gosh, I have to lose 20 lbs.!” No you don’t! The men are thinking, “My hair is thinning!” Well, so is mine and I am not a man! We are all 50 years older and do not look the same as we did in high school and we move a little slower now, but these are not reasons for you to miss this weekend of fun and fellowship. Please share this night with us and make it a memory we can carry in our hearts for many years to come.


Dee Hodges Bartram
  Dear Classmates,

The Class of 1966 will hold their 50th reunion on Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016. My goodness, where
has the time gone? This is a very special milestone for us so we want to share it by opening it to all classes.

Friday night: The Cove Tavern, located at 711 Lakefront Commons in the Newport News City Center off of Jefferson
Avenue from 7:00 p.m. till closing. The tavern faces the fountain but you will park in the free parking garage behind it
and walk through the bottom level opening right to the restaurant. Each person attending on Friday night is responsible for
the cost of his or her dinner, drinks or snacks. A DJ will start his program at 10:00 p.m. so dancing is also included. We
will be on the left side of the restaurant with seating inside and on the outside patio.

Saturday night: The Marriott Hotel in City Center. The address is 740 Town City Drive, from 7:00 p.m. till midnight in
the Pearl Room. A parking garage is located next to the Marriott. We will have a buffet dinner and a cash bar. Dress is
Dressy Casual (which includes Capri’s but no shorts or jeans, ties optional). A DJ will be providing our music.

The cost for the reunion will be $60 per person for Saturday night. Unfortunately, having a reunion in a hotel is
expensive but we did an exhaustive search to try to find a venue that offered safety and convenience. There is a café in
the hotel and other restaurants and retail shopping within walking distance. Plus, you have a parking garage on site. If
you would like to make a monetary donation to help underwrite the cost of the reunion, it will be greatly appreciated. You
can either send your donation with your registration to me, or do it through the website listed below.

If you need hotel accommodations: The Marriott is holding a block of rooms at $109 per night plus tax. There is an
additional $6 per night parking fee that the City, not the Marriott, charges. Those staying there must park in the garage
and not on nearby streets. However, those attending Saturday night, but not staying at the Marriott, will park free.
This is the website to book your room: Book your group rate for Newport News High School Class of 1966 Or,
you may call the reservation system at 866-329-1758 and ask for the Newport News High School 1996 group block rate.
Reservations must be made by August 16th, 2016 to guarantee the group rate of $109.00.

Ways to register: This year we have two ways for you to register to attend. One is by mailing the registration form back
to me and the other is an event website created just for our reunion - You can RSVP,
register and pay safely using your credit card. It includes information about the reunion as well as information about our
school and classmates. Take a moment to look it over and leave a little information about yourself that you would like to
share. We would like to ask that you do RSVP on the website for the nights you are attending, even if you decide to
mail your check.

In order to meet our planning deadlines, please respond by August 1st, 2016 by returning the attached form, along
with your check, made out to me, Dee Bartram or by registering and paying on the website. The cost after August
1st will be $70 per person.

Updates on the reunion will be sent out via e-mail to those of you that I have e-mail addresses for. Also, I will post on the
Newport News High School Alumni page on Facebook. Carol Buckley Harty, Class of 1965, has created a 1965 NNHS
website at where I will also post updates.

We look forward to seeing you at the reunion!

NOTE: To activate links above, hold the Control key down and click on the link itself.

   AN OPEN REUNION?!? But of course, Dee - thanks so much!

    From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 02/18/16 - "Buckroe Beach over the years":
Buckroe Beach over the years

Many people from Richmond enjoyed Buckroe Beach over the years. I remember the Richmond Baptist and I assume other denominations chattered trains from Richmond to Buckroe for the day.
What a time. What a place.

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Buster!

   This certainly brought back one of my all-time favorite memories! Before we moved to Newport News in January of 1954, I remember riding one of those trains down from Richmond to Buckroe with our extended family. It must have been with Northside Baptist Church in early summer of 1951.

   I was almost four,        Cheryl was almost five, and     Eleanor was almost ten. The train passed over the James River. Cheryl (who was never fond of bridges) looked out the windows on either side, and seeing no land but only water, thought surely we had plunged into the ocean (or worse), and began running down the aisle loudly screaming, "STOP THE TRAIN!" - a phrase which has remained in our vernacular for lo, these forty-eleven years! Good times!

   And speaking of trains.....

     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/24/16 - "The Saga of the Two Trains":
 Saga of the Two Trains -
You'd never believe me even if I told you.....      

“Why did you do that? Every Tom, Dick and Harry is named Sam!” -- When a friend told him he named his son Sam.

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#45 in a series of 60)":


I think you will enjoy this!

  OOH! Thanks, Dools!


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 - Sarah London's Apache Tears Afghan - "Beautifully textured, captivating and fascinating! I’m referring to the strikingly mesmerizing Apache Tears crochet pattern..."

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 - 02/23/16:

Yo momma is so fat when she got on the scale it said, "I need your weight not your phone number."


1. Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 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. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/24/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good 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!

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!!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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

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

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