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03/17/10 - NNHS Newsletter

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.

 - Adrienne Cook

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We celebrate this day every year - because it's such fun!

   There must be hundreds of versions of this beautiful song available. As my holiday gift to you, I chose these six last year (listed in no particular order) for their variety.  Hopefully there's something for everyone to enjoy:

BONUS #1 - - Amy Walker (a cappella)

BONUS #2 - - The Muppets

BONUS #3 - - Andy Williams

BONUS #4 -  - Declan Galbraith (young Irish boy with a powerful voice)

BONUS #5 - - Celtic Woman - WOWZERONI!!!

BONUS #6 - - Michael Londra - with breathtaking scenes of Ireland!



1.   Patricia Eken Miller ('66) of VA:

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/16/10 - " Hi from RI":

Please add Patricia Eken Miller, class of 66, birthday June 29.....

   Certainly, Jean - and thanks! Welcome aboard, Patricia!

   I've added you to your Alumni Page and to the Birthday Page:

   SHHH!  Don't tell anybody, but I managed to completely wreck one of the other Alumni pages this morning - especially the sections for the Classes of 1954 and 1958:

  I'm trying to fix it ASAP (I've already spent several hours on it), but I lost names in the process, so if you're "posta" be there, and you can't find your name and/or images and military insignias right where last we left them, please let me know.  Thanks!


   Happy St. Patrick's Day Birthday today to   Barbara Brewer (69) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   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!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

23 -  Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND    Richard Marshall ('66) of VA;

24 -   Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 17, 1942 - Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lviv Ghetto were gassed at the Belzec death camp in eastern Poland.

March 17, 1945 - The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapsed, ten days after its capture.


Photo Journalist     Chip Clark ('65) Took These Images During Our Senior Year at NNHS:

St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17, 1965
Newport News High School - Room 108 - The Beacon Room - After School
Betsy Goodwin ('66),
 Dana Hinnant ('65), and
Chris Kypriandes ('65)
Chris Kypriandes ('65) Carol Buckley ('65) Ray Barnes ('65) Donna Windsor ('65) and
Chris Kypriandes ('65)
Robin Fordham ('67) and
Kim Lassiter ('65)

   Thanks again, Chip!

Wednesday, March 17, 1965 - Football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg (born 16 Aug 1862 in West Orange, New Jersey) died in Stockton, California at the age of 102.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/26/10 - "A Little Irish": - Irish song flute music

   OOOH! So pretty! Thanks, Shari!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/07/10 - "AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH":
Hope the Leprechaun dances his jig for you!


Good Luck!!

I hope it works...

May there always be work for your hands to do;

May your purse always hold a coin or two;

May the sun always shine on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;

May the hand of a friend always be near you;

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

   Thanks, Joyce!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/15/10 and 03/16/10 - "4 St. Patty's Day and Kiss the Rain":

May you have:

A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in your heart.
Kiss the Rain - Billie Myers - Kiss the Rain

There is something mystical, soft and refreshing about the rain. ~ Lee Stanza

Irish Rainbow Irish Blessings Kiss the Rain - Cry of the celts - Lord of the Dance - Falcon Beer commercial - Irish version - Irish Leprechaun LEGS O'LOONACY Sings 'Green Are The Cup Cakes!'

   Thanks so much, Shari!

From My Daughter-in-Law,   Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of MA - 03/16/10 - "Diana Harty has been published on Associated Content":


I've just been published on Associated Content. I'll earn money via Performance Payments when it's viewed, so please take a look!

3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Your Makeup Wear Longer 


   COOL BEANS! Those are great tips, Diana, thanks! Let's hope this generate some more hits for you!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/16/10 - "Brilliant Tip":

Absolutely Brilliant Household Tip

Always keep several get well cards on the mantel..
So if unexpected guests arrive, they will think you've been sick and unable to clean.

 Joyce Cahoon
  Thanks, Joyce! A vacuum cleaner left standing in the middle of the living room works well in this regard, too!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/15/10 - "The Boy and the Fish Sandwich":

The Boy and the Fish Sandwich

I don't preach. I believe, but I can't conveniently quote the Bible when those words would come in handy. I can say something and mention that I believe it's "in there somewhere." I even know where to look.

It doesn't make me less Christian, just lazy.

Still, God uses me just the way I am. I understand that's how the Apostles got their jobs working for Him, too. He took them "just they way they were." So, there is hope for you and I!

Every so often I come across something that really strikes me as incredibly significant. Something that I must share. So, I struggle to inspire others with hopes that they, too, will be overwhelmed by it.

I have learned that no one is EVER as enthusiastic about my ideas as I am. I saw a movie once that inspired me so much that when I got out of my car I was literally jumping in the air. Someone who saw me thought I won the lottery. When I explained the movie to them they laughed at me. I suddenly lost my enthusiasm.

But this is significant.

You may have heard about Jesus and the loaves and fish. Great miracle! Terrific story.

Here's the part I never paid attention to. The boy. Did you ever think about the boy?

What boy? See, it isn't just me. It is mentioned that the five loaves and two fish were brought there by a young boy. It was a lunch basket of sorts. The event is mentioned in all four Gospels but the boy is only mentioned in the book of John.

Okay, don't leave me because I'm sounding too preachy here. There's a really great story that applies to you. I promise.

The boy was really as important to this miracle as anyone. You might say that all he did was bring lunch. Yes! That's true. But that small thing played a big part in one of the best known miracles in the Bible.

What's the point here?

You! If you feel so small and insignificant in life and struggle to see any important gift that God has given you, then wake up! That small boy went to see Jesus and simply brought some lunch with him. Those five small barley loaves and two fishes fed thousands with 12 baskets full remaining.

Gee, I always thought it was a big thing that I would share my baloney sandwich at school with my friends. I hated baloney, but they thought I was a nice guy.

But this that's something!

Every morning when you wake up what you bring into the world may be just what God needs to change it. You may be a part of miracle in the making. You may be bringing the loaves and fishes. Please, no baloney sandwiches.

If you share what you have (smile, talent, time, food etc.) with even one other person in need, I promise that simple act of kindness will multiply and your basket will be full, too.

You could be "The boy/girl and the fish sandwich!"

"I wish you enough!"
~ Bob Perks ~

   WOWZERS! I'd never considered the boy either! Thanks again, Shari!

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

  Pandas looking for lost earrings....


  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 - 03/16/10:

Real Teachers

Real teachers buy Excedrin and Advil in bulk at Sam's.

Real teachers will eat anything left in the teacher's lounge.

Real teachers grade papers in the car, during commercials, in faculty meetings, in the bathroom, and at the end of nine weeks have even been seen grading in church.

Real teachers cheer when they hear that April 1st does not fall on a school day.

Real teachers can't walk past a crowd of kids without straightening up the line.

Real teachers never sit down without first checking the seat of the chair.

Real teachers have disjointed necks from writing on boards without turning around.

Real teachers are written up in medical journals for the size and elasticity of their bladders.

Real teachers wear glasses from trying to read the fine print in the teacher's manuals.

Real teachers have been timed gulping down lunch in 2 minutes 18 seconds. Master teachers can eat faster than that.

Real teachers can predict exactly which parents show up at open house.

Real teachers understand the importance of making sure every kid gets a Valentine.

Real teachers never teach the conjugations of "lie" and "lay" to eighth graders.


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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Danny Boy

Words by Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929);
Music: The Londonderry Air


Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

"Danny Boy" midi (at the suggestion of my #6 son, Dale Harty - American School, IL - '03 - of MA - 03/16/06)
courtesy of - 08/16/05
Thanks, Dale!

"Danny Boy" lyrics courtesy of - 03/17/06

Animated St. Patrick's Day Elf clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/16/10
Thanks, Shari!

Animated St. Patrick's Day Title clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/15/10
Thanks, Shari!

Small Shamrock Button plucked from Small Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/10/09

Animated Shamrock Divider Line Clip art courtesy of - 03/12/09

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 05/15/08

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!

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Large Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/10/09

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

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