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03/21/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Changes

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy;
for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;
we must die to one life before we can enter another.”

Anatole France
(16 Apr 1844 - 12 Oct 1924)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today is actually the second day of Spring - and that means we'll all soon be having many changes!

BONUS #1 - - Changes - Ozzy Osbourne / Black Sabbath, 1972

BONUS #2 - - Changes - Ozzy Osbourne, 1993

BONUS #3 - - Changes - Kelly Osbourne and her daddy, Ozzy, 2003


"Changes" is a song by Black Sabbath. It first appeared on Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 which was released in 1972. It is a ballad about relationship loss.

The song has been covered by numerous artists, including The Cardigans and Overkill. In 1993, Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath's lead vocalist) re-recorded the song himself as a single (taken from the Live and Loud album). The single peaked at number 9 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks[1] but failed to chart in the UK. The opening track from UNKLE's second album "Never, Never, Land" features a prominent sample from the chorus and loops of the mellotron.

Three decades later, Ozzy recorded yet another version of the song, this time with his daughter, Kelly Osbourne as a duet. The revised lyrics for this version, released in 2003, reflect the moments of their life together. The single reached #1 in the UK. It also reached the top spot on the London Fashion Chart for three weeks, #1 on the Kerrang! UK Download Chart. It also became Birmingham's Big One and was nominated for a Grammy.


     From Me ('65) of IL - 03/15/13 - "Upcoming Two-Week Hiatus - Plan 42":

   If all goes well,          Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) and I are planning to leave here Thursday night (March 21) to drive out to Missouri to pick up        our daughter, Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC) who will be completing her eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington.  She will be flying into St. Louis on Tuesday, March 26.

   We'll visit some with family in Missouri and Illinois, and at the moment we're thinking of returning home by Friday, April 5.

   My access to the internet will probably be non-existent during this time, so we will miss celebrating the First day of Passover, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, and the Last day of Passover together this year.

   If y'all could watch the obituaries on the Daily Press for those two weeks and send any relevant obituaries to me, I'd really appreciate it, as I doubt I'll be able to locate them upon my return.  Any volunteers??

   Thanks so much!


        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/20/13, 4:46 PM - "     Dave Arnold's ('65) (12 Aug 1947 - 21 July 2012) Final Resting Place":


Please post this in an upcoming newsletter.

Dave Arnold’s Ashes to be Distributed by Civil War Cannon at Fort Shenandoah on April 13th

My good friend, Dave Arnold (NNHS ’65), died tragically on 21 July 2012, as a result of an automobile accident. In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated.

It was also his wish that his ashes be distributed in the Shenandoah Valley. Dave loved "the Valley" (as he called it) of Virginia. He grew up in the Tidewater area, but his heart remained in the Valley area of Virginia. It is only fitting that his ashes should find their final home there.

It is also only fitting that his ashes should be distributed by being fired from his very own cannon, which he was having fabricated, so that he could more fully participate with the 1st Virginia, his skirmish group, which is a part of the North-South Skirmish Association.

His final wish will now be fulfilled, thanks to the efforts of his fellow Civil War skirmishers.

On April 13 at 12:00 noon, this ceremony will take place at Ft. Shenandoah at the primary range where the skirmish events are held. Attendees will enter and pass the range keeper's house, and there are signs to the main range.

All are welcome to attend. Dave would have been thrilled to have you watch his cannon being fired on the skirmish field. I can think of no greater way in which to honor his memory.

Fort Shenandoah is owned and operated by the North-South Skirmish Association and is located near Winchester VA.

You can learn more at their web site:

Directions are here:

For GPS users, the street address is “480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester VA, 22603”.

   Oh, WOW! I had no idea! We wish we could make it ourselves, but I think the chances of that are infinitesimally small.....

  Thank you so much for letting me know, David!

April 13, 1861 American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrendered to Southern forces.


   Happy Birthday today to Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND        My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL  AND     My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents) Jane Mansfield of MD!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

24 - A Beary Happy Birthday to   Olivia House Bricky ('65) of VA!

25 -   The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007) AND    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND   Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA;

28 -   Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 21, 1933 - Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, was completed.

March 21, 1943 - Wehrmacht officer Rudolf von Gersdorff plotted to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb, but the plan fell through. Von Gersdorff was able to defuse the bomb in time and avoided suspicion.

March 21, 1945 - British troops liberated Mandalay, Burma.

March 21, 1945 - Operation Carthage – British planes bombed Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. They also hit a school and 125 civilians were killed.

March 21, 1945 - Bulgaria and the Soviet Union successfully completed their defense of the north bank of the Drava River as the Battle of the Transdanubian Hills concluded.


Thursday, March 21, 1963 - Musician Shawn Lane (Black Oak Arkansas) was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He died in a hospital in Memphis on September 26, 2003 at the age of 40 of lung-related illnesses. Lane had psoriasis throughout his life. After age twelve, he also suffered from psoriatic arthritis, which caused stiffness in his joints and after 2000 was affecting his ability to play guitar (Lane stated that with proper rest he could still play live gigs, etc.).[2] Lane had treated his psoriasis with hydrocortisone for many years, which caused his weight to increase, further loading his joints. The required usage of cortisone over time resulted in him having Cushings syndrome. Consequently he backed off taking cortisone, but then the psoriasis would flare up, and he would need prescription pain killers to deal with the unremitting pain.[2] The symptoms of his condition and the side affects of the medications created a vicious cycle. Complicating matters, for many years Lane did not have insurance coverage.[2] In 2003 he started having difficulty breathing and was told that he would have to remain on medical oxygen for the rest of his life.[6]

Thursday, March 21, 1963 - Baseball player Shawon Dunston was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Thursday, March 21, 1963 - Footballer and manager Ronald Koeman was born in Zaandam, North Holland, the Netherlands.

  From Barry Rew (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA - 03/21/13, 5:01 PM - "        Adrienne's Homecoming":

Hi Carol

Your daughter's return will be a wonderful blessing. She sounds like a terrific young lady. We have 4 young men from our ward in the field now.
Have a safe trip.

   Thanks so much, Barry! She is indeed a fabulous individual! It will be great to have her home again - for a few days, anyway! She'll be flying up to Boston on April 17 to help her brother and his wife as they prepare for the birth of their third child (second daughter) on or about the first of June.

   We have a family in our ward with their three oldest children (a daughter and two sons) all out in the mission field at the same time - and their 18-year-old brother will be joining them this summer as soon as he graduates from high school!

      From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC - 03/20/13 - "If I Had a Hammer":

I have a new post on Last Tango With Charis. This one was inspired by a play I recently attended, The Parchman Hour, and contains musings on race and religion. Dangerous, I know!

   Thank you so much, Charis Darlin'!

   By the way, did I ever tell you I saw Peter, Paul, and Mary perform in concert in Norfolk in 1966 where they sang this very classic? NO? Well, it's true - I did. You should have been there. You would have enjoyed it. Oh, wait. I forgot. You weren't born yet.


      From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/19/13 - "Col CC Buck Coffman USMC (Ret) Deceased":

  Col CC Buck Coffman

The Secretary of the Navy ordered this facility at Joint Base Fort Story, VA to be named after our "Gunny" in the 97th Rifle Company.

Semper Fidelis,

   WOWZERONI! That's marvelous! Thanks so much, Joe! I've posted it in our archive: 


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 03/21/13 - "Inner Peace: This is so true":


     Thanks, Ruthie!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/20/13 - "Four Candles":


I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

   OOOH! Very pretty! Thanks, Dools!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/19/13 - "Most expensive books ever sold at auction & The cheaper things in life often hold more value":

A Wisdom Tip

"Just remember, in a one size fits all world; you will see very few well-dressed people."

~Buddy Wall


Ventriloquist Goes South

A world-renowned ventriloquist is doing a huge show in Madison Square Garden for thousands of people. In his act, he throws in a few blonde jokes here and there. At the end of the show, he is backstage when a blonde woman approaches him, visibly shaken.

"I just want to tell you how disgusted and offended I was by your show tonight. The way you made fun of blondes was unnecessary and uncalled for!"

The ventriloquist was completely taken aback. He had no idea that his show would ever offend anyone!

"Ma'am, I am so sorry. If I had any idea that I would offend audience members, I would never have done the act, and I am very sorry." He said sincerely.

"No, no," said the blonde. "I'm not talking to you. I'm talking to that little man sitting in your lap."


Classified Ad from local newspaper:

06' Suzuki GSXR 1000, $9,000 - This bike is perfect! It has only 1,000 miles and has had its 500 mile dealer service. It's been adult ridden, all wheels have always been on the ground. I use it as a cruiser/commuter. I'm selling it because it was purchased without proper consent of a loving wife. Apparently "Do whatever you want." doesn't mean what I thought. Call Steve.


Random Facts - most expensive books ever sold at auction

With the ubiquitousness of the Internet it is easy to forget that once upon a time the recording and passing on of knowledge was a monumentally important, even sacred task and books were frequently more valuable than gold. Now, many books aren't even worth the paper they are printed on, but those rare examples of historic publications in antiquity that are still in good condition can fetch kingly prices. Some of the most expensive books ever sold at auction are...

Traite Des Arbres Fruitiers

The "Treatise on Fruit Trees" is a five volume set written in 1750. It contains illustrations and descriptions of sixteen different varieties of fruit trees. With a 2006 purchase price of $4.5 million, it has the distinction of being the most expensive book about fruit trees ever sold.

The Gutenberg Bible

There are 48 Gutenberg Bibles left of the original 180 believed to have been produced. They were printed in 1456 and were the first books produced with moveable type. A copy sold in 1987 for $4.9 million at Christie's New York.

First Folio

This book, a collection of William Shakespeare's plays, was published after his death in 1623. Seven hundred and fifty copies were published, but only 228 survived. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen purchased a copy for around $6.1 million in 2001.

The Canterbury Tales

There are only 12 known first edition copies left since its publishing in 1477, and only one is in a private collection. The book was originally purchased in 1776 and not sold again until 1998 with a purchase price of $7.5 million by Christie's of London.

Birds Of America

This three and a half foot tall book depicts 400 life size North American bird species known to the Audubon Society in the 19th century. Only 200 complete first editions were produced, and 120 exist today. In 2010, one was sold for $11.5 million, but a 2012 copy sold for only $7.9 million.

The Gospels Of Henry The Lion

Commissioned by Henry the Lion for the alter of the Virgin Mary at Brunswick Cathedral, the German government purchased this 266 page book in 1983 for $11.7 million.

The Codex Leicester

Da Vinci wasn't only an artist, but also a scientist. This 72 page notebook is a handwritten journal chronicling his thoughts on everything from fossils to what makes the moon glow. Microsoft founder Bill Gates purchased the book for $30.8 million and had it scanned to use as a screensaver for Windows 95.


So True!

"At the beginning of a relationship we are attracted to the other person because we think they are sexy, smart, funny - whatever it is that we find appealing. But very quickly, the focus of the relationship turns to whether we feel appreciated. If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved."

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


*-- Long-distance runner retires at age 101 --*

HONG KONG - A 101-year-old man who has been in nine marathons since taking up distance running when he was 89 said he retired after a weekend race in Hong Kong. Fauja Singh, whose running and style of dress earned him the title "Turbaned Tornado," said Sunday's 6.2-mile race was his final competitive run, CNN reported Monday. Singh said he completed the Hong Kong event in 32 minutes and 28 seconds, shaving 4 minutes off his time from last year.

"Five or six kilometers into the race, I really decided to go for it," he said. "I had lots of power today because I was very happy."

Singh said he moved from India to Britain following the death of his son and began running marathons in 2000. He became the first centenarian to complete a marathon when he ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 8 hours, 11 minutes and 6 seconds in 2011.

"It's because of the happiness I get out of it. If something makes you happy, you'll do it well," Singh said.


More Valuable Than A Fortune

I sat in the dark.

Most mornings at five, I am up in prayer. I sit in the dark
downstairs in a sound isolated room that used to be a home
recording studio vocal booth.

No noise enters from the outside so that I can hear the quiet
inner voices clearer.

I thought about material things.

Not the desire for more or the plans to make more.

I thought about the meager times versus the times of plenty. I have lived on both extremes.

For years, I earned less than minimum wage. Now I am in the top tax bracket.

My first car was a 1966 Corvair. Not Corvette, Corvair. I paid $125.00 for it. It leaked a trail of oil everywhere that I drove. I now have a luxury car whose key costs more than my first car, and my motorcycle costs more than my first four cheap vehicles.

My first home was a condo. I paid $21,000.00 for it. That was cheap even when I bought it. My home now is far larger and more expensive.

I sat in the dark and thought about all these things.

I am a rather content and happy man. I honestly would not trade places with anyone on earth even if I had the power to do so.

Yet, as I thought of all these things and the vast change in material status, realization dawned.

I was happier with the cheaper things.

Not even a private jet would bring as much joy as my mini-bike.

As you grow, both in age and wisdom, the power of the material to bring you true joy diminishes.

Material things fade and turn to dust, both in the natural and in the spirit.

Relationships and their power over the human spirit endure.

True love grows and remains just as strong and is even enhanced as the years march by.

God spoke into my spirit as I sat in the dark and reflected.

As I thought about it during the next two days, it grew stronger, and I saw the truth of it even clearer.

I repeat it for you now.

"A friend is more valuable than a fortune."

~A MountainWings Original~

   Thanks so much, Shari!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/19/13 - "The Green Thing":

The Green Thing

   BINGO! Thanks, Joan!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/21/13, 6:09 PM - "I am one of the 7%":

This is a wonderful way to send blessings your way.  God Bless you all.

     Thank you so much, dearest Judy!

From My Friend, Alice, of AZ - 03/20/13 - "Getting Older":

   Thank you, Alice - I know that feeling well!

From My Friend, Nicole, of UT - 03/20/13 - "Early Birds":

  Thanks, Nicole!

BONUS CROCHET CHANGES INSTRUCTION: - How to Change Knit to Crochet - Ann Jones - "Crocheters who don't knit might wish to translate knitting patterns to crochet. However, because knit and crochet stitches are not the same size, no simple formula exist for making the conversion." -
How to Change Colors While Crocheting - with tutorial!

BONUS RECIPES FOR CHANGE: - Champions for Change - "Fruits and vegetables can be a healthy part of every meal — breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and even as a snack on the go. They are nutritious in many different forms — fresh, frozen, canned (packed in 100% fruit juice), juiced, and even dried. Try these low-cost, easy-to-make recipes today. We think you'll find some new family favorites."


From - 03/20/13:

A man whose wife was pregnant couldn't bear to be in the delivery room at the time of the birth, so he thought he'd ring up later to see if it had come yet.

He rang up and the nurse said, "It's a girl, but there's another one on the way."

He rang again later and the nurse said, "It's another girl, but there's another coming."

He rang once more and the nurse said, "It's a boy, but there's another coming."

He couldn't stand it any more so he went to the pub and got drunk.

An hour later he was really nervous. He was dialing the hospital, hands shaking, and accidentally dialed the sports line. He asked, "How many did we get, mate?"

The person said, "198 all out.... and the last one was a duck."


1. Thursday, April 4, 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 03/17/13

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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Written by Ozzy Osbourne (b. 03 Dec 1948), Tony Iommi (b. 19 Feb 1948),
Geezer Butler
(b. 17 July 1948), and Bill Ward (b. 05 May 1948), 1972

I feel unhappy
I feel so sad
I lost the best friend
That I ever had

She was my woman
I loved her so
But it's too late now
I've let her go

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

We shared the eve's
We shared each day
In love together
We found a way

But soon the world
Had its evil way
My heart was blinded
Love went astray

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

It took so long
To realize
That I can still hear
Her last goodbyes

Now all my days
Are filled with tears
Wish I could go back
And change these years

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

"Changes" midi courtesy of - 03/21/10

"Changes" lyrics courtesy of - 03/21/10

"Changes" Image courtesy of - 03/21/10

Animated Hearts Divider Line 63 clip art courtesy of - 02/11/10

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

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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!!

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08 

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 Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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