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03/14/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Song of India

If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.

- Max Müller
(06 Dec 1823 - 28 Oct 1900)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    We're still running Big Band Sounds this week


"Song of India", the name by which "The Song of the Indian Guest" from the opera Sadko by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is popularly known, especially in jazz, as a result of an arrangement by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra.

BONUS - - Song of India - Sam Donahue & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - Larry O'Brien, Taking the Trombone Solo


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

16 -     Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND  Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC;

17 –   Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA;

18 -   Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND   Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND   Wade Scott ('66) of MO;

19 -    Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA;
20 - My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) of VA
AND  Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND   Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA AND My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC;

21 - Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND        My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 14, 1936 - Adolf Hitler told a crowd of 300,000 that Germany's only judge is God and itself.

March 14, 1938 - Germany invaded Austria. A union of Austria and Germany was proclaimed by Adolf Hitler.

March 14, 1939 - The Nazis dissolved the republic of Czechoslovakia; Slovakia declared independence under German pressure.

March 14, 1943 - The Kraków Ghetto was 'liquidated'.

March 14, 1945 - In Germany, a 22,000 pound "Grand Slam" bomb was dropped by the Royal Air Force Dumbuster Squad on the Bielefeld, Germany railway viaduct. It was the heaviest bomb used during World War II.

March 14, 1947 - Moscow announced that 890,532 German POWs were held in the U.S.S.R.


Sunday, March 14, 1965 - Baseball player James Kevin Brown was born in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Sunday, March 14, 1965 - Actress Catherine Dent was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Sunday, March 14, 1965 - Actor, director, and producer Aamir Khan was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Sunday, March 14, 1965 - Fitness guru and model Kiana Tom was born in Maui, Hawaii.

Sunday, March 14, 1965 - Screenwriter Kevin Williamson was born in New Bern, North Carolina.

       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 03/13/10 - "More memories - Old Peninsula Movie Theaters":


After sending you my story about The Colony Inn, you said the following on 11 March:

   You do such great work; we'll just have to think of more topics to inspire you!
Hardly necessary. While I mostly write about NNS-built ships, the Newport News shipyard and especially the shipbuilders, craftsmen, apprentices and apprentice alumni I once proudly worked with; I am periodically inspired to wander off into other topics. Attached is an example that I created about two years ago which is 'old downtown Newport News' oriented and provides some 'behind the curtain' looks at a place that undoubtedly is familiar to you and your fellow NNHS alumni. 

   Thank you so very much for this enormously entertaining account, Bill!   I have double-posted it: - about half-way down

 - almost at the end


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/13/10, 11:28 AM - "Re: Did you get my invite?":

Hi Carol,

I am on facebook...don't want to join anymore networks...typhoons forever!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 03/13/10, 2:28 PM - "Re: Did you get my invite?":

Hi Carol!

Yes, I got this invitation. But I am pretty much up to my ears with my Miss Marple work right now (looking for several hundred MORE CNC students of the 1960s) and simply don't have the time/energy to connect to any more groups. Thanks anyway!


 From Randy Bearor ('64) of VA - 03/13/10 - "Re: Did you get my invite?":

I sure did.....thks...I'm on facebook and myspace...don't think I have time for another message board, but thanks for offer. 

   Umm, wha' - HUH?!? AAIIEEEE!!! OH, NO! You know what this means, doncha?!? It means that this networking group raided my Address Book and sent invitations to everyone I know! AND they had the audacity to call an invitation an "invite" - something which annoys me EVEN more than when royalty is referred to as "The Royals"!

   But I digress....

   I am SOOO sorry! After all these months of my telling everyone and their brother I don't have time (and especially, the required self-discipline) to join facebook, this is especially embarrassing! 

 From Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR - 03/13/10 - "Old Friends":

Thanks, Carol.

I was wondering if you have heard from about any of the following folks. I haven't seen anything on any of the older newsletters about them. Maybe I missed something. Those folks would be: Sandra Osborne,   Polly Norris, Frances Hollifield,   Ronnie Phillips,   Mickey Spivey. Maybe I'm asking a lot, but I have been out of the loop for 45 years.

   No problem, Bridget! I've not heard from Sandy at all.
   I saw Polly Norris Davis at our 55th Birthday Party in 2002; she and Malcolm still live somewhere locally, but she was not online at that time, and said she did not plan to be.

   I've often wondered about Frances myself. I remember she married Randy Tosh ('63), but I think I haven't seen or heard from her since graduation.


     Ronnie and Mickey are among our 650 or so subscribers, and we hear from them from time to time. Ronnie's still living on the peninsula, and Mickey's down in Florida. I know they were both at our 35-Year Reunion in 2000 (though I somehow cannot seem to locate any pictures to verify that at the moment), and the rest of life is all a blur to me, too.....
Saturday, October 19, 2002
Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA and Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA
(Image by Sandi Bateman Chestnut - '65 - of VA)

   TRIVIA TIDBIT: I was seated between Ronnie and Mickey during our graduation exercises, and they kept up a steady dialogue of hysterical nonsense which was quite delightful - and totally irreverent!  Thanks again, Fellas!

Will you be at the reunion this year? I surely hope so.

   Hmmm, yes, well, like the Apostle Paul, we "beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things" - but we do not hold our breath.....

- 1 Cor. 13: 7

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/13/10 - "NEW AREA CODES - DO NOT CALL THESE ":


809 Area Code 
We actually received a call last week from the 809 area code.  The woman said 'Hey, this is Karen . Sorry I missed you--get back to us quickly.  I have something important to tell you.'  Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809 We did not respond.  Then this week, we received the following e-mail:

Do Not DIAL AREA CODE 809, 284, AND 876


This one is being distributed all over the  US  ... This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.

Be sure you read this and pass it on.

They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc..
In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away.  Since there are so many new area codes these da ys, people unknowingly return these calls.

If you call from the U.S., you will apparently be charged $2425 per-minute.

Or, you'll get a long recorded message.  The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges.

The 809 area code is located in the  Dominican Republic  ..
The charges afterward can become a real nightmare. That's because you did actually make the call..  If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.

Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.



   YIKESARONI! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

  From Brenda Reid ('69) of VA - 03/13/10 - "Missing Lady":

Hi Carol,

Was the lady from Hampton that was missing found?

I'm sorry that I can't remember her name.

Thank you,

Brenda Reid Class of 69

   Hey, Brenda!  Her name's  Karen Belding, and she was found safe and sound in another state - but she certainly did not wish to be found.  The follow-up is here near the bottom of this page:

Thanks for asking!

     I just discovered that after all these years (at least five!) you had never been added to our Alumni Pages! I'm so sorry!

I've fixed that now:


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 03/13/10 - "CNC's CIRCLE K CLUB: Part I, Fall 1962 - Spring 1964":

CNC's CIRCLE K CLUB: Part I, from Fall 1962 to Spring 1964
The formation and earliest activities of CIRCLE K at CNC are given in Memories, pp. 90-91. The first officers were TOM HUGHES (Pres., now deceased), BILL WINGO (VP, not yet located), RUDY TURNER (Sec., not yet located) & CARL THOMAS (Treas., documented 63 Decader).
Members of the Board of Directors were GUY FUTRELL (not yet located), JAY DUNN (documented 64 Decader), FREDDY SMALLWOOD (now deceased) & DUNCAN GARNETT (documented 64 Decader). 
Please help Miss Marple locate BILL WINGO, RUDY TURNER, & GUY FUTRELL.
Attached  is page 56 from the College's 1964Trident  yearbook, with 3 photos and names of some Circle K members in those years.
Officers shown are Ex-Pres. Tom Hughes (see above), Pres. Paul Hogge (now deceased), VP Guy Futrell (see above), Treas. Robert Pierce (documented 64 Decader) & Sec. Carlyle Brown (documented 64 Decader).  Also identified in the second photo are members Charles King (not yet located) & Charles Brooks (documented 64 Decader).
Help Miss Marple locate CHARLES KING and identify the 5 people in the 3rd photo.
QUESTIONS: Were you also in Circle K in those years? Did you later join the Kiwanis Club? Are you active in that group now?
1964 Trident, p. 56

Part II (Circle K Club from Fall 1964 to Spring 1966) will come separately.
    Thanks so much, Jane - and best wishes with your continued good work!

   Is anyone able to help her with this?!?

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/13/10 - "Watch this kid's face!!":

This little one’s got it down!

Watch this kid's face!!

He does two songs - really neat to watch - Someone has been watching too many videos.

Watch the whole thing; it is pretty good.................

Watch this boy carefully.  He is very good.   I wish I knew how old he is.


Watch this kid's face!!

   AWWW! What an adorable little sweetie pie! Thanks again, Sarah Sugah!

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - "This is hysterical":

When    Julie Andrews Turned 69 - this is hysterical   
To commemorate her 69th birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at  Manhattan 's  Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP.   One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things'  from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'.   Here are the lyrics she used: 
 (Sing It!  - If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!)   

Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting, 
Walkers and  handrails and new dental fittings, 
Bundles of magazines tied up in string, 
  These are a few of my favorite things. 

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses, 
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses, 
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings, 
  These are a few of my favorite things. 

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak, 
 When the knees go bad, 
I simply remember my favorite things, 
     And then I don't feel so bad. 

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions, 
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions, 
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring, 
    These are a few of my favorite things. 

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin', 
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',   
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames, 
  When we remember our favorite things. 

When the joints ache, When the hips break, 
     When the eyes grow dim, 
 Then I remember the great life I've had, 
      And then I don't feel so bad. 
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> > 

Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.

   Thanks, George! Julie Andrews has always been one of my, um, favorite people!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/18/10 - "Panda Therapy (#15 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!

  I cannot believe that I'm stuck in this tree again.
What is the matter with me?


  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 - 03/13/10:

Out of Order

A friend of mine was visiting a college, which had those security call boxes every few hundred feet. If you were wandering around the campus at night and felt uneasy about somebody following you, for instance, you could hit the button and have a security officer come investigate immediately.

On one of these phones hung a sign that said, "Out of Order."

Underneath it someone had scrawled. . . "Keep Running!" 


1. 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

2. 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

3. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

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

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   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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Song of India

Composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (18 Mar [O.S. 06 Mar] 1844 – 21 June [O.S. 8 June] 1908), 1896

Arranged and recorded by Tommy Dorsey (19 Nov 1905 – 26 Nov 1956[1]) and his Orchestra, 1937

Modern lyrics by Johnny Mercer (18 Nov 1909 – 25 June 1976)

And still the snowy Himalayas rise
In ancient majesty before our eyes,
Beyond the plains, above the pines,
While through the ever, never changing land
As silently as any native band
That moves at night, the Ganges Shines

Then I hear the song that only India can sing,
Softer than the plumage on a black raven's wing;
High upon a minaret I stand
Upon an old enchanted land,
There's the Maharajah's caravan,
Unfolding like a painted fan,
How small the little race of Man!

See them all parade across the ages,
Armies, Kings and slave from hist'ry's pages,
Played on one of nature's vastest stages.
The turbaned Sikhs and fakirs line the streets,
While holy men in shadowed calm retreats
Pray through the night and watch the stars,
A lonely plane flies off to meet the dawn,
While down below the busy life goes on,
And women crowd the old bazaars;

All are in the song that only India can sing,
Softer than the plumage on a black raven's wing;
Tune the ageless moon and stars were strung by,
Timeless song that only could be sung by
India, the jewel of the East.


"Song of India" midi courtesy of - 03/08/10

"Song of India" lyrics courtesy of - 03/14/10

b a l w a n t's Image of the world's tallest brick minaret at Qutub Minar, New Delhi, India courtesy of - 03/14/10

Line 69 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/14/10

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

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!

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

Animated OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Thanks, Dave!

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/01/09

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

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