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02/26/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Entre Nous

“If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find.

- John Churton Collins
(26 Mar 1848 - 25 Sept 1908)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Soooo, how old do you have to be when you consider a 31-year old song to be a "new" one?

BONUS - - Entre Nous - Rush, 1980


Entre Nous ("Between Us" in French) is the fourth track on the 1980s album Permanent Waves by progressive rock band Rush. It was also released as a single. The only live performances of the song to date occurred during the 2007 leg of the tour to promote Snakes & Arrows, an album released on May 1 of that year. It was then featured on the live album released on April 15, 2008.


1.     From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 02/25/13, 12:59 PM - "Returned to Fullerton":

Hello Carol, Mon. Feb. 25, 2013

"Home is the sailor, home from the sea . . . . ."

I am finally back in my Fullerton, CA condo. after a several months forced stay at my Loma Linda, CA house.

In late October I experienced a painful medical problem which had a most sinister promise. Instinct moved me to go to Loma Linda where my daughter is an RN at the Veteran's Hospital. My own urologist tried to treat the symptoms with medication, but by mid-Dec. decided his knife was the only answer.

The Christmas holidays complicated scheduling so I had to wait until Jan. 23 for surgery. It was also a horse race against the surging flu epidemic.

The operation was successful, but recovery has been very slow and there were post surgery appointments and testing.

I was finally able to return to Fullerton last week. My computer was loaded with several months backlog. My neighbor presented me with a large box of back mail. And I am slowly working my way thru all the NNHS newsletters.

Good to still be alive -- even at 84!

Fred, NNHS, June '45

   WHOO-HOO! I am so relieved to hear this, Fred! You have our continued prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery!

2.   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 02/25/13, 3:00 PM - "Update":

Good Afternoon Carol,

I hope this finds both you and Paul feeling better than a couple weeks ago! It appears we were all going through a rough patch there for awhile!

For me, I am happy to report my Vascular Surgeon has cleared me to be fitted with an artificial leg, which is scheduled for March 6, 2013. This is about two months sooner than we expected. A lot depends on the initial evaluation, but I am feeling much stronger now, and think I will be found a good candidate. The big decision will be whether they recommend a mechanical (hydraulic) or electronic prosthesis; which can often depend on factors such as stress on the heart, and other medical factors; according to what I have been told thus far. I guess we will just have to wait and see!

I wanted to take another opportunity to thank each of you for your continued prayers and the many cards and calls I have received since surgery and coming home. I hope to be up and around for our Class of 63 Reunion; which I see is being held on my birthday!

God Bless you, Paul & all of our Typhoon Nation,

Butch Ragland

   MORE WHOO-HOO! That's marvelous, Butch! You, too, have our continued prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery and adjustment!

3.          From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/25/13, 4:12 PM - "Thanks for all the good wishes"

My dearest, most wonderful friend,

Please indicate in your newsletter that I am almost back to a healthy life style again. All eight cylinders seem to be firing, maybe a little sluggish, but still firing, and I wanted everyone to know that I appreciated all of their prayers, concern and good wishes. The prayers and well wishes have been honored and it is good to have such good friends. Hope to see you all someday soon.

Haul Party/Doodler

    EVEN MORE WHOO-HOO! That's great, Dools! It's great seeing you better again, and you're right - we do have such good friends!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND       Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND     My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL - who'll be turning seven!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

  • 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;

    04 -   Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) - 1922 (deceased - 04/19/05) AND   Roland McCoy (June '45) of VA;

    05 -   Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND   Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND   Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA!

       Many Happy Returns to You All! 


    February 26, 1935 - Adolf Hitler ordered the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.

    February 26, 1935 - Robert Watson-Watt carried out a demonstration near Daventry which led directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom.

    February 26, 1936 - In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempted to stage a coup against the government.

    TODAY IN 1963:

    Tuesday, February 26, 1963 - Actress, singer, and voice actor Chase Masterson was born Christianne Carafano in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

      From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA - 02/25/13 - " Lefty Driesell (Granby HS - '50)":

    Great article in Washington Post on Lefty Driesell -

    Jo Ann Stewart

    WOWZERS-YOWZERS! Thanks so much, Jo Ann! 


      From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/25/13 - "FATHER OF THE BRIDE":

    This is a MUST watch. It is funny yet has so much meaning.

    "Father of the Bride" - - The Most Touching Speech Made by Bride's Father to the Groom

       This is delightful, Joyce - thank you!

       From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/25/13 - "Isaiah 65:24":

    This is a story written by a doctor who worked in Africa:

    One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died, leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive; as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator).

    We also had no special feeding facilities. Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in.

    Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst (rubber perishes easily in tropical climates)...

    'And it is our last hot water bottle!' she exclaimed. As in the West, it is no good crying over spilled milk, so in Central Africa it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles. They do not grow on trees, and there are no drugstores down forest pathways.

    'All right,' I said, 'Put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts. Your job is to keep the baby warm.'

    The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.

    During prayer time, one ten-year-old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children. 'Please, God' she prayed, 'Send us a hot water bottle today. It'll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon.'

    While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added, 'And while You are about it, would You please send a dolly for the little girl so she'll know You really love her?'

    As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say 'Amen?' I just did not believe that God could do this.

    Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything; the Bible says so. But there are limits, aren't there? The only way God could answer this particular prayer would be by sending me a parcel from the homeland. I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever, received a parcel from home.

    Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator!

    Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses' training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door. By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there on the verandah was a large 22-pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children.... Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot. We folded the paper, taking care not to tear it unduly. Excitement was mounting. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box. From the top, I lifted out brightly-colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored.. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas - that would make a batch of buns for the weekend.

    Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the...could it really be? I grasped it and pulled it out. Yes, a brand new, rubber hot water bottle. I cried. I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could.

    Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, 'If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly, too!'

    Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully-dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted!

    Looking up at me, she asked, 'Can I go over with you and give this dolly to that little girl, so she'll know that Jesus really loves her?'
    'Of course,' I replied!

    That parcel had been on the way for five whole months, packed up by my former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God's prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator.

    And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child - five months before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it 'that afternoon..'

    'Before they call, I will answer.' (Isaiah 65:24)

    When you receive this, say the prayer. That's all I ask. No strings attached. Just send it on to whomever you want - but do send it on.

    Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost, but a lot of rewards. Let's continue praying for one another.

    Heavenly Father, I ask you to bless my friends reading this. I ask Thee to minister to their spirit. Where there is pain, give them Thy peace and mercy. Where there is self doubting, release a renewed confidence to work through them where there is tiredness or exhaustion, I ask Thee to give them understanding, guidance, and strength. Where there is fear, reveal our love and release to them Thy courage. Bless their finances, give them greater vision, and raise up leaders and friends to support and encourage them. I ask Thee to do these things in Jesus' name, Amen.

    P.S. Passing this on to anyone you consider a friend will bless you both. Passing this on to one not considered a friend is something Christ would do.

       WOWZERONI! Thanks, Billy!

    BONUS SECRET GARDEN BALLERINA SLIPPERS CROCHET PATTERN: - Kittying Ying's Secret Garden Ballerina Slippers - not free, but quite adorable; the pattern costs $6.80.

    BONUS TOP SECRET RECIPES: - 147 Top Secret Recipes!


    From - 02/25/13:

    The Army has been experimenting for years to come up with a liquid that will eat through anything and they finally did it. It eats through glass, stainless steel, iron, and all kinds of metal, rock and granite. Now if they could only find something to put it in.


    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 02/26/13

    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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    Entre Nous

    Lyrics by Neil Peart (b. 12 Sept 1952)

    Music composed by Alex Lifeson (b. 27 Aug 1953) and Geddy Lee (b. 29 July 1953)

    Recorded by Rush, 1980

     We are secrets to each other
    Each one's life a novel
    No-one else has read
    Even joined in bonds of love
    We're linked to one another
    By such slender threads
    We are planets to each other
    Drifting in our orbits
    To a brief eclipse
    Each of us a world apart
    Alone and yet together
    Like two passing ships

    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to recognize
    the differences we sometimes feared to show
    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to realize
    The spaces in between
    Leave room
    For you and I to grow

    We are strangers to each other
    Full of sliding panels
    An illusion show
    Acting well-rehearsed routines
    Or playing from the heart?
    It's hard for one to know

    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to recognize
    the differences we sometimes feared to show
    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to realize
    The spaces in between
    Leave room
    For you and I to grow

    We are islands to each other
    Building hopeful bridges
    On the troubled seas
    Some are burned and swept away
    Some we would not choose
    But we're not always free

    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to recognize
    the differences we sometimes feared to show
    Just between us
    I think it's time for us to realize
    The spaces in between
    Leave room
    For you and I to grow

    "Entre Nous" midi courtesy of - 02/28/13 (sic) 

    "Entre Nous" lyrics courtesy of - 02/28/13 (sic)

    Image of Children Sharing Secrets courtesy of - 02/28/13 (sic)

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

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

    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!!

    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!

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