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04/04/10 - NNHS Newsletter

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone
taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved,
and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple
did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying;
yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must arise again from the dead.
Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

- John 20: 1-10  (KJV) 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Easter Sunday is one of those moveable date holidays, which we have observed here each year in a number of different ways: - Part I - Part II - Religious Version - Secular Version

BONUS - - The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done - Pipe Organ at First Lutheran Church in Findlay, OH



   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 04/04/10, 7:52 AM - "Morgenstern Obit.":

Good Morning Carol,        Sunday, Apr. 4, 2010

Sad news this Easter morning.  The obituary of my NNHS classmate, Jules Morgenstern appears in today's Daily Press.  We were both graduates in the Class of June, 1945.

The Morgenstern family owned the China Palace on Washington Avenue.

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Thank you so much, Fred! I surely would not have caught this.


     Happy Birthday this week to:

06 -   Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);

07 -   Marc Snyder ('65) of NC;

09 -   Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA;

10 -      Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND    Skip Wood ('65) of NC;

11 -     Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND   Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND    Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 4, 1944 - The first bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces killed 3000 civilians.

April 4, 1945 - American troops liberated Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.

April 4, 1945 - The Soviet Army took control of Hungary.


Sunday, April 4, 1965 - The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft plane was unveiled.

Sunday, April 4, 1965 - Actor Robert Downey, Jr. was born in New York City, New York.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/01/10 - "000 Easter 000":

Have  A Blessed Easter!
Easter brings the best surprises
Baby chicks and buds in bloom
And Spring sunshine that fills
your room.
   Thank you so much, Shari - a blessed Easter to you, too!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/02/10 - "HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!":


All I need to know

I learned from the Easter Bunny!

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.

There's no such thing as too much candy.

All work and no play can make you a basket case.

A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.

Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.

Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.

Some body parts should be floppy.

Keep your paws off of other people's jelly beans.

Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.

The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.

To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.

The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.

May the joy of the season fill your heart.


Happy Easter!

   GIGGLES! Thank you, Joyce - Happy Easter to you, too!

"Jesus doesn't love us because we are good; He loves us because He is good."

- Brad Wilcox, August 18, 2009

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 04/02/10 - "A poem worth reading":

I think that this has been around before, but its still something worth reading.  Hope you enjoy it.


He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Bob has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.

He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Soldier--
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a  common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at  least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps  just a simply headline
In the paper that might say:
Pass On The Patriotism! YOU can make a difference.

   Thank you, Paul!

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 04/03/10 - "Sleeping in Church":

A young minister fresh out of the seminary was assigned to his first church. It didn't take him long to discover that one member of his new congregation, an elderly gentlemen, fell asleep every Sunday morning during his sermon.  After a couple of months of this he decided to do something about it.
The next Sunday as soon as the old man nodded off the pastor stopped his sermon and looked out at the congregation and said in a rather soft voice, "Everybody here who wants to go to Heaven, stand up." Every person in the audience immediately stood up except for the old gentleman who slept on, oblivious to everyone around him.
The pastor then said, "Okay, everybody please sit down." Then he said, "Now, everybody that wants to go to Hell, STAND UP." He yelled the last two words at the top of his lungs. The sleeping man was startled awake and leaped to his feet in confusion.
The pastor looked at him and said, "Mr. Jones, do you know why your are standing?"
Mr. Jones looked around the church and then looked back at the pastor and said, "I don't know, Preacher, but it looks like you and me are the only ones for it."

    Thanks, Sydney!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/03/10 - "One Thing To Never Forget":

Your presence, is a present to the world.
You're unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be, what you want it to be.
Take the days, just one at a time.
Count your blessings, not your troubles.
You'll make it through, whatever comes along.
Within you, are so many answers.
Understand, have courage, be strong.
Don't put limits on yourself.
So many dreams, are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important, to leave to chance.
Reach for your peak, your goal and your prize.
Nothing wastes more energy, than worrying.
The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
Don't take things too seriously.
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
Remember, that a little love goes a long way.
Remember, that a lot of love goes forever.
Remember, that friendship is a wise investment.
Life's treasures, are people... together.
Realize, that it's never too late.
Do ordinary things, in a extraordinary way.
Have health, hope and happiness.
Take the time, to wish upon a star.
And don't ever forget....
For even a day....
How very special you are.

   Thank you so much, Shari! I enjoyed the slide presentation accompanying the song of praise; it's a nice mixture of protestant, Latter-day Saint, and Catholic images of the Saviour.


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 04/03/10:

The Gutter

"Do you remember first meeting your wife?"

"Sure, I found Jill lying face down in the gutter. I lifted her to her feet and promised her that if she agreed to marry me, she would begin a new life and I'd never allow her near the gutter again."

"Wow, I hope she appreciates what you did for her."

"Not really. Jill hated to give up bowling."


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. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

7. 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 OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/31/10
NNHS BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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 Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; trans. by Francis Pott, 1832-1909
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arr. by W.H. Monk
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1. The strife is o'er, the battle done;
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun:

2. The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed;
let shouts of holy joy outburst:

3. The three sad days are quickly sped;
he rises glorious from the dead;
all glory to our risen Head!

4. Lord, by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live, and sing to thee:


"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/03/10

"Happy Easter" Greeting clip art courtesy of - 04/09/06

Simon Dewey's Painting, "He Lives" and Harry Anderson's painting, "The Resurrection of Jesus Christ" courtesy
of - 04/09/06

Violet Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/10/09

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

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy o
f - 02/17/09

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!!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

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