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03/15/10 - NNHS Newsletter - The Ides of March

“Beware the Ides of March.

- Soothsayer

“Et tu, Brute?

- Julius Caesar
13 July 100 BC - 15 Mar 44 BC)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    I thought surely that we had observed this day here before, but this seems to be the first time for us

BONUS - - The Ides of March + Wrathchild (with lyrics) - Iron Maiden, 1981



The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae) is the name of March 15 in the Roman calendar. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months.[1] The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held. In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was killed in 709 AUC or 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate led by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus and 60 other co-conspirators.

According to Plutarch, Caesar was warned by a seer to be on his guard against a great peril on the Ides of March. On his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated) Caesar saw the seer and joked "Well, the Ides of March have come," to which the seer replied "Ay, they have come, but they are not gone."[2] This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned to "beware the Ides of March."[3][4]


In Caesar's time, however, March 15 had no particular evils attached. There was nothing perilous about the date. The Ides refers to the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October on the Roman Calendar, and the 13th day of the remaining months. It was actually a day of celebration in honor of the god Mars, and citizens would often be treated to a military parade and dancing. It was not until Shakespeare put pen to paper that the Ides took on a new meaning.

Today, few people observe the Ides of March, and those that do have taken its meaning and applied it to their own events.....

Fortunately for us, the Ides have come with little incident for most. However, remember the words of Julius Caesar on this day. He too felt confident he'd escaped harm. "The Ides of March have come." he said to the soothsayer.

"Aye Caesar, but not gone" she replied. 


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND  Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

22 -   Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 15, 1933 - Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss kept members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.

March 15, 1939 - German forces occupied the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceased to exist.

March 15, 1943 - Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retook the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.

March 15, 1944 - Cassino, Italy, was destroyed by Allied bombing.

March 15, 1949 - Clothes rationing in Great Britain ended nearly four years after the end of World War II.


Monday, March 15, 1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, told U.S. Congress, "We shall overcome," while advocating the Voting Rights Act.

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/14/10 - "When days were simple and cars were hot - sometimes literally!":
OOOH! Thanks, Paul!

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 03/13/10 - "CIRCLE K CLUB: Part II, Fall 1964 - Spring 1966":

CIRCLE K CLUB: Part II, from Fall 1964 to Spring 1966
Attached first is page 23 from the College's 1965 Trident, with 3 photos and names of only the club's officers in the 1964-65 year--Bud Wrenn (Pres., not yet located), Roy Davis (VP, not yet located), Curtiss Pittman (Treas., documented 65 Decader) & Tommy Lockard (Sec., documented  67 Decader).
If you too were a member that year, please contact me. Also, please help find Bud Wrenn and Roy Davis.
Attached second is page 50 from the 1966 Trident, with 4 photos depicting many members and a write-up about activities. DON LAKE (documented 66 Decader, now deceased) is identified as the President, with other officers simply called "Officers" in the photo top left.
Other members shown (entire page) are Chuck Hanson (not yet located), Joe Hutchko (not ... located), Don Watkins (now deceased), Pete Carver(not ... located), Louis Tapia (documented 66 Decader), Tom McKinley
(not...), Bill Gibson (not), David Johnson (not), Ralph Racioppi (not), Bill Chorba (not),   Kim Lassiter (documented 71 Decader),
 Wayne Karmosky (now deceased) (02 June 1947 - 07 Sep 1991), Chip Rhody (documented 67 Decader) and Bob Buriak (documented 67 Decader).  
1965 Trident, p. 23 1966 Trident, p. 50
The young lady shown,   Donna Windsor Smith (documented 67 Decader), was elected the first Circle K Sweetheart.
Please help find the 8 members not yet located! E-mail or phone (757) 238-9629.
    Thanks so much, Jane - and best wishes with your continued good work!

     We shouldn't wonder that Donna Windsor was elected the first Circle K Sweetheart; she was also elected the Best Looking Girl in the Class of 1965!


   Is anyone able to help Jane with this?!?

Donna Windsor and Steve Smith
at Peterson's Yacht Basin
1965 Anchor, p. 183

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/14/10 - "Larry's proverbs..":

Larry's humor is just a little too coarse most of the time, but he is funny.  Please overlook the crude remarks and concentrate on the humor which can bring happiness to you and sometimes tears brought on by laughter.  At any rate, hope this brightens your day.


Larry's Proverbs

1. A day without sunshine is like night.

2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.

3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

4. 99 percent of politicians give the rest a bad name.

5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.

6. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.

9. Support bacteria. They're the only culture most people have.

10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

13. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.

14. OK, so what's the speed of dark?

15. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?

18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?

20. Why do psychics have to ask you your name?

21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, 'What the hell happened?'

22. Just remember -- if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.

23. Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

24. Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.

Thanks again, Paul!

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 03/14/10 - "Another surprise dump on March 13, 2010 at Park City":

Hi Carol Dear,

Hope all is well with you and your family (not sure how you keep track of them all).  Spring should be right around the corner for you, I hope.  We just call it “spring skiing” and wish for more snow right up to closing time (April 11).  That is when we all leave town for the islands and a beach somewhere.

I had to work this snowy Saturday but got out for a few runs and took these pictures.  Hope you all enjoy and the invitation is still out for a visit.  We have plenty of snow and expect spring conditions for the remainder of the season!


Saturday, March 13, 2010 - Park City, UT

   Thank you so much, Phil! They're breathtaking as always!

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/14/10 - "Dinosaur":




   Thanks again, Dools!



  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/18/10 - "Panda Therapy (#16 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'm sure there's a way out somewhere.
I saw an ant go this way yesterday.


  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 - 03/14/10:

New Book Titles

Here's a listing of some recently-published "new books" & their author....

- "How to Write Large Books" by Warren Peace

- "The Lion Attacked" by Claude Yarmoff

- "The Art of Archery" by Beau N. Arrow

- "Irish Heart Surgery" by Angie O'Plasty

- "Desert Crossing" by I. Rhoda Camel

- "School Truancy" by Marcus Absent

- "I Was a Cloakroom Attendant" by Mahatma Coate

- "I Lost My Balance" by Eileen Dover and Phil Down

- "Mystery in the Barnyard" by Hu Flung Dung

- "Positive Reinforcement" by Wade Ago

- "Shhh!" by Danielle Soloud

- "The Philippine Post Office" by Imelda Letter

- "Things to Do at a Party" by Bob Frapples

- "Stop Arguing" by Xavier Breath

- "Raising Mosquitos" by I. Itch

- "Mountain Climbing" by Hugo First


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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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 Ides of March

Written by Steve Harris (b. 12 Mar 1956)

Recorded by Iron Maiden, 1981

I was born into a scene of an griness
And greed of dominance and persecution
My mother was a queen my dad I've never seen
I was never ment to be
And now I spent my time looking all around
For a man that's nowhere to be found
Until I find him I'm never gonna stop searching
I'm gonna find my man
gonna travel around.
'Cos I'm a wratchild
Well I'm a wratchild
Yeah, I'm a wratchild
I'm coming to get you
say it doesn't matter
Ain't nothing gonna alter the couse of my destination
I know I've got to find some serious piece of mind
Of I know I'll just go crazy
But now I spent my time looking all around
For a man that's nowhere to be found
Until I find him
I'm never gonna find my man
Gonna travel around.

"The Ides of March" midi courtesy of - 03/14/10

"The Ides of March" lyrics courtesy of - 03/14/10
Image of
Vincenzo Camuccini's (22 Feb 1771 - 02 Sept 1844) 1798 Painting, "Morte de Césare (Death of Caesar)", courtesy
of - 03/14/10

Friez3 Architectural Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/15/10

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 Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
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!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

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

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