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04/08/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Yom HaShoah
(Holocaust Remembrance Day)

“Let it be an act of remembrance, for that is what the victims wanted:
to be remembered, at least to be remembered.

- Elie Wiesel
(b. 30 Sept 1928)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is not a celebration, but a time to keep fresh in our hearts so we will never forget.

BONUS #1 - - Remembrances - Itzhak Perlman

BONUS #2 - - "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" Preview - Studio East - "...I Never Saw Another Butterfly is a story based on the lives and art of Jewish children held in Terezin during WWII and the Holocaust. Please be aware of the emotional nature of this show and the subject matter it faces.

Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through the Terezin concentration camp during WWII, and only about a hundred were alive when Terezin was liberated. Raja lived through it all, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little reason for hope. This play is her story. It is history as much as any play can be history, showing the best and the worst of which the human heart is capable of. Recommended for ages 9 and up...."


   Take time today to remember those millions of worlds which ended.....

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 04/29/08 (sic) - "WORLD WAR 2 PICTURES..........":

Not just Jews but Christians, ....too sad.

These photos were taken in Germany by James Emison Chanslor, an Army Master Sergeant who served in World War II from 1942 until 1945.
Source: Photos courtesy of John Michael Chanslor

It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

 He did this because he said in words to this effect: 'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the track of history some b *stard will get up and say that this never happened.'

'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.'
- Edmund Burke

This week, the UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offended' the Muslim population
which claims it never occurred.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The above sentence is not really correct, but it does nothing to negate the reality
of the horror of these images, or the fact that there are those who make such obscene claims:

This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving in to it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

This ..... is ..... in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian peoples looking the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,'
it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

.....remember, because we cannot let it ever happen again.

Thanks To ALL Who Served And Are Serving..
Please Pray For Our Troops And Leaders.

God Bless America. Land That I love.

   Thank you so much, Norris!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 04/25/06 (sic):

   On a personal note,  ..... I have every reason to believe that as the Regimental Surgeon for the 116th Infantry of the 29th Division,         my daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) was present at the liberation of at least one of the infamous Nazi concentration camps.  He would never actually admit it, but he was in the right place at the right time, and it would stand to reason that he should have been there.  Moreover, on more than one occasion he related in great detail a delousing scene of woman prisoners (he called them "refugees") which I later viewed in a documentary exactly as he had described.  Most telling to me, however, was the way he never missed an opportunity to show me, a young child, very graphic images of the camps as they appeared in magazines and on television.  Considering the great care he had taken to protect me from other evils of the world, his heroic efforts that I should never forget speak volumes to me, even today.

   Thank you, Daddy.


    Annette Funicello died today at age 70 - - Rest in Peace


        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 tomorrow to   Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

12 - Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND   Richard Rawls ('71) of VA;

13 -   Gil Hughes ('64);

14 -   Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;

15 -        George Helliesen ('61) of MI AND    Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 08, 1940 - The United Kingdom and France announced that they had mined Norwegian territorial waters to prevent their use by German supply ships.     

April 08, 1942 - Siege of Leningrad Soviet forces opened a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.

April 08, 1942 -The Japanese took Bataan in the Philippines

April 08, 1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, froze wages and prices, prohibited workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and barred rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.

April 08, 1945- After an air raid accidentally destroyed a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors were massacred by Nazis.


Monday, April 08, 1963 - Singer songwriter, actor, and photographer Julian Lennon was born in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Monday, April 08, 1963 - Basketball player and coach Terry Porter was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Monday, April 08, 1963 - Singer, songwriter and guitarist (L7) Donita Sparks was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Monday, April 08, 1963 - Cricketer Alec Stewart was born in Merton Park, England.

Monday, April 08, 1963 - Financial commentator Seth Tobias was born. Early on September 4, 2007, Tobias' wife called 911 because he was face down in the swimming pool of his Florida home apparently no longer breathing.[3] Some of the controversy surrounding his death was reported in The New York Times in an article on December 4, 2007.;[4] the civil legal claims associated with his death were settled on June 19, 2008.[5]

From - 04/01/13 - "Family Spring Cleaning Tips":

Get the Whole Family Involved in Spring Cleaning

By Get Organized

Sometimes the only way to get distracting members of the family out of the way while you try to spring clean is to involve them in the process. Not many people enjoy dealing with spring cleaning, but that does not mean that anybody should have to do it alone. Having the whole family involved can make it fun and rewarding at the same time. If everyone works hard to get something clean, then everyone is also going to be more likely to want to keep it clean. However, caution needs to be taken in order to give people the right activities to make the work fun and safe for everyone.

Different people often have different views of the proper cleaning methods once spring rolls around the corner. When getting together with the entire family for spring cleaning it is important to compromise and have fun with the tasks at hand. It can easily get overwhelming and frustrating if it is not handled light-heartedly.

Household work and chores are often mundane tasks so any additional fun and excitement can go a long way to getting everyone involved. Make tasks into games with small rewards and prizes. Humor is a great antidote to doing chores, if everyone is laughing and enjoying themselves while they clean the house will be clean in no time.
Best case scenario: your home will be cleaned and your family will be enjoying themselves in the process! Try dividing up the big projects such as putting up elaborate shelving and pegboards into the garage, shopping for storage tools, installing new pieces of equipment, and landscape work, for the whole family to team up and tackle together.

The youngest children of the family are sometimes a little harder to delegate responsibility to, but once you find a task and a tool for them, they can work with an enthusiasm otherwise unimagined. A feather duster in the hands of a four year old can, will some adult supervision; help the bookshelves become neat and tidy. Just be sure to keep breakable or otherwise dangerous items out of reach. Keeping the youngest children distracted with a simple task like cleaning up their toys, or being mom or dads assistant, can enable you to get more work done without having to worry about their safety or what they are getting into.

Another way to get children involved is to have them help you choose a colorful plastic storage container for their room. Place that container within their reach and teach them what items go into their pretty new box, as they quickly become zealous about using it. Young children can also help by being scavenger hunters. Ask them to search for items that may have ended up under their beds, in between the couch cushions, in the laundry baskets, in their toy box, or in other hard to reach places. Little ones love to be helpers and make their mom and dad proud, so be sure to use those talents well and keep them involved. With young children any task can become a fun game where you get to play and spend time together.

The oldest children of the family can also play a large role in spring cleaning. While it may be harder to entice them in getting involved with fun games and prizes, daily tasks such as vacuuming, cleaning the car and folding laundry can grab their attention and enable them to use their developed skills to help out the family. Including your oldest child's opinions in what cleaning products and household necessities to buy helps them feel like an adult, and part of the family unit.

Letting your children decide whether they want an under the bed storage container for their shoes, or which devices they need to make their room work well, can make them feel very mature and proud to be helping their family. It is good to get older children involved in daily cleaning tasks and decisions so that when they head off to college they will have a firm grasp on what goes on when you live on your own.

There are ample ways to make spring cleaning fun and accessible for the entire family. Families can assign appropriate jobs to members based on their interests, and investing in storage and cleaning products that will help get everybody excited about the work to be done!

About the Author:

Get Organized provides you with tips and tools to help you organize your home, office, and any other area that needs organization.

From My Friend, Alice, of AZ - 04/05/13 - "Don't Get All Weird":


Thanks, Alice!




From - 04/07/13:

The local sheriff was looking for a deputy, so Gomer, who was not exactly the sharpest nail in the bucket, went in to try out for the job.

"Okay," the sheriff drawled, "Gomer, what is 1 and 1?"

"11" he replied.

The sheriff thought to himself, "That's not what I meant, but he's right. What two days of the week start with the letter 'T'?"

"Today and tomorrow."

The sheriff was again surprised that Gomer supplied a correct answer that he had never thought of himself.

"Now Gomer, listen carefully: Who killed Abraham Lincoln?"

Gomer looked a little surprised himself, then thought really hard for a minute and finally admitted, "I don't know."

"Well, why don't you go home and work on that one for a while?"

So, Gomer wandered over to the barbershop where his pals were waiting to hear the results of the interview. Gomer was exultant. "It went great! First day on the job and I'm already working on a murder case!"


1. 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.

2. Thursday, May 2, 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.

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 04/05/13

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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- John Williams for Schindler's List (1993)
(b. 08 Feb 1932)

"Remembrances" midi courtesy of - 04/29/08

Fiery Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

 Image of Yellow Roses courtesy of - 04/29/08

HaShoah clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 04/25/06

Barbed Wire Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/30/08

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

Animated Air Force and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

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
Replaced courtesy of - 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!!

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!

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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