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02/25/10 - NNHS Newsletter - The Final Countdown

“Life is all about timing... the unreachable
becomes reachable, the unavailable become
available, the unattainable... attainable.
Have the patience, wait it out.
It's all about timing.

- Stacey Charter

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   My #5 son,        Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL), has about 496 bazillion songs (give or take) on his computer play list which is somehow connected to the television, so whenever we gather downstairs to play games, he turns it on to provide background music.  Whenever I hear something which catches my fancy, I make note of it.  This is another one of those songs - which is highly appropriate for us today, as everything is about to change drastically as we prepare to switch servers.

   Thanks, Nathaniel!

BONUS - - The Final Countdown - Europe, 1986

   Speaking of Nathaniel.....


     From Me ('65) of IL - 02/24/10 - "Site Server Switching Soon":

   He and I will finally be switching servers in the next day or so (hopefully tonight!) as our present server agreement will expire on the 26th.  There will almost assuredly be some down time during this period.  We hope it will be as painless as possible for all concerned, and that we're up and running again shortly.

Happy Birthday today 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 UT AND   My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;

28 -   Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;
29 -
Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;

01 - Alan Cohen ('57) AND   Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


February 25, 1941 - February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike was declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.

February 25, 1945 - Turkey declared war on Germany.


Thursday, February 25, 1965 - Guitarist Brian Baker was born.

Thursday, February 25, 1965 - Supermodel and actress Veronica Webb was born in Detroit, Michigan.

Thursday, February 25, 1965 - Comedian Carrot Top was born Scott Thompson in Rockledge, Florida.

   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 02/24/10 - "God in us":

Thank you, Carol, for the quote in the (02/20/10) NNHS newsletter by Og Mandino:

“Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that
no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external
can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating
the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower,
but any foolish child can pull it to pieces

- Og Mandino
(12 Dec 1923 - 03 Sept 1996)

It was as if God had sent it at the right time to our daughter, Miriam.

God does work through us!
Thanks again
Peace & Blessing,

   Thank you so much for letting me know, Cheryl! That's a subject that has always meant a great deal to me - I suppose because I myself am too easily deflated and must keep reminding myself to guard against such negative people. Mandino expressed it so beautifully, and I'm very glad it was able to speak to you and yours as it always has to me!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/10 - "HUNT FOR HAMPTON HISTORY - 6 March 2010":

Click the link:

All part of the larger 400 year celebration:

   Thanks so much, David! I do so wish I could be there.....

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 02/24/10 - "Martinitsa!":

Time to make Martinitsa/Martenitza as we did last year, the Bulgarian custom my daughter-in-law Daniela Dimova, wife of my oldest, Ragnar Arneson, introduced me to. May you flourish!

   Thanks, Domi! It was such fun then, I already have it on my calendar!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/24/10 - "Kind & Generous": - Natalie Merchant

   Thank you, Shari!

  From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/03/10 - "Seniors (#19 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, these have been great fun!  

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/18/10 - "Panda Therapy (#3 in a Series of 19)":

I love these Panda emails!  I hope you get the "warm fuzzies", too!

Is it any wonder the world has fallen in love with these animals?


   Yes, I do! Thanks, Judy!

  Kung Fu Panda...bring it on!


  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 - 02/24/10:

Prize winner

A blonde goes into a restaurant and notices there's a "peel and win" sticker on her coffee cup. So she peels it off and starts screaming, "I've won a motorhome! I've won a motorhome!"

The waitress says, "That's impossible. The biggest prize is a free lunch."

But the blonde keeps on screaming, "I've won a motorhome! I've won a motorhome!"

Finally, the manager comes over and says, "Ma'am, I'm sorry, but you're mistaken. You couldn't have possibly won a motorhome because we didn't have that as a prize!"

The blonde says, "No, it's not a mistake. I've won a motorhome!" And she hands the ticket to the manager and HE reads .

"W I N A B A G E L"


1. Saturday, March 6, 2010 - Hunt for Hampton History - - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at (757) 223-9488 - CLASS OF 1953

3.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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

BLOG: - updated 02/21/10

   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 Final Countdown

Written by Joey Tempest
(b. 19 Aug 1963)

Recorded by Europe, 1986

We're leaving together,
But still it's farewell
And maybe we'll come back,
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame
We're leaving ground
Will things ever be the same again?

It's the final countdown...
We're heading for Venus and still we stand tall
Cause maybe they've seen us and welcome us all
With so many light years to go and things to be found
I'm sure that we'll all miss her so.

"The Final Countdown" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 03/04/10 (sic)

Image of Countdown Clock courtesy of -  03/04/10 (sic)

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

Animated Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 07/08/09

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 Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

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

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

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