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04/13/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Thomas Jefferso
n's 268th Birthday

“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life,
and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.”

- Thomas Jefferson
(13 Apr 1743 - 04 July 1826)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This observance is supposed to repeat every year:



   Happy Birthday today to    Gil Hughes ('64)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

15 -      George Helliesen ('61) of MI;

17 - David Jones ('57); 

18 -     Monty Phillips ('62) of VA AND    Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


Saturday, April 13, 1861

A squadron of Federal ships lay just offshore of Charleston Harbor, loaded with supplies for Fort Sumter. That installation had been under bombardment for thirty-six hours when Maj. Robert Anderson, who had been prepared to evacuate anyway, decided to surrender. First, though, he fired a 50-gun salute to his descending flag. A spark from one of the guns fell into a powder barrel, causing an explosion which killed Pvt. Daniel Hough, the first casualty of the Civil War.

    From Ray Barnes ('65) of VA - 04/12/11 - "feeling good":

Hey Carol,

I received my newsletter of 4-12-11, thanks.

A couple of days ago (this is being written on Tuesday), it was about 82 and humid here in Roanoke. I went out to run a couple of errands. I rolled both front windows about 3/4 down and I popped in a c.d. of
Al Green's greatest hits. Let me tell you: that man came out from behind the curtain. He had pushed the right button and then stepped out to see my expression when my Ford Explorer became a time machine. The passage back into the sixties went smoothly and swiftly. Do you understand how hard it is to climb out of your wayback when you pull into the driveway?

I felt like turning into the first parking lot, getting out of my car, and dancing like no-one was looking. I used to love dancing in the big pavilion at Buckroe!

I didn't get these "dance attacks" nearly so frequently when I was younger. The frequency increased about six or seven years ago when I started listening to the music I'd enjoyed so much during the decade from '55-'65. Great music then, great music now!

Can I get a witness? Honk if you love r & b.

Let me ask you this: does Al Green rule?

I see my driveway, later,
Ray Barnes

   GIGGLES! Having fun, Ray?!?      Thanks, Sweetie!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 04/12/11 - "What has been going on with me...":

Well, my husband retired at the end of 2010.  Our son got married to a wonderful girl on New Year's Eve in CA.  We went on a great cruise down the coast of CA to Cabo San Lucas and back, then in February spent two weeks on the sacred soil visiting family in VA, then in March went to TX and caught up with my Daddy's side of the family.  Life is good.

   Ah, I see, you're just a social butterfly!   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Lady!  

From Josie Lyeth - 04/12/11 - "    Harry Lyeth":

Ray Barnes ('65 - of VA) requested information about Harry Lyeth - Well, Mr. Lyeth was my father in law. He was a very quiet and kind person who was very proud of his 3 sons and 2 grandchildren. He always enjoyed the grandkids. Sadly, he died too soon for my kids to really remember a lot about him.

Mr. Lyeth was born and raised in a small town in up state NY. Lake Clear, NY is about 25 miles north of Lake Placid. He always missed being in the Adirondacks of NY. He was a hunter, and loved to sail.

He met his wife in Oswego NY where he attended college. They had a long and happy marriage. She was a nurse.

I feel blessed to have been part of their family. Many fond memories. IF Ray has any other questions - I will be happy to try to answer them. My email address is

Josie Lyeth

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Josie! We try to record as many memories of our teachers in our archive as we can!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/12/11 - "1940's Aircraft Carrier Color Video...(VERY Rare)":

1940's Aircraft Carrier in the Pacific - Rare color footage This is 16mm color (not "colourized") footage that you may not have seen of carrier action in the Pacific.

Not many colour shots in the '40's - extremely expensive then, with a complicated and exacting processing process.

   Ah, Glenn, you know what a sucker I am for WWII documentaries! Thanks so much!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/12/11 - "THE BOY SINGING WITH MARIO LANZA IS PAVAROTTI ! in the ´50s":



- Filme dos anos 50 – o garoto que canta com Mário Lanza é o Luciano Pavarotti.

   WOWZERONI-RINI! That's incredible - on several levels! Thank you so very much, Shari!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/12/11 - "We may laugh -- but her I.D. is safe":

We may laugh -- but her I.D. is safe.

During a recent password audit by Microsoft & Google, it was found that one person was using the following password:


When asked why she had such a long password, she said she was told that it had to be
at least 8 characters long and include at least one capital.

Perhaps the bleach went deeper than the roots.

       Thanks again, Glenn!

From - 04/11/11 - "Abundance":

Step Into Spring With The Abundance Dance

By Louise Rouse

Spring is wonderful season for planting the seeds of abundance. Flowers bloom in abundant colors, gardens yield fresh yummy vegetables and the sun shines for outdoor adventures with family and friends. Abundance truly is many things to many people.

Have you ever seen someone do the money dance? You know, where they take their arms and swing them in circular motions, all while singing, "I am in the money, I am in the money." The money dance makes you smile and resonates happy energy. Everything in life has the possibility of becoming a dance. The dance you choose is up to you.

There is a wise old saying "You teach what you need to learn the most". I discovered just how true this is when my young son suddenly passed on from a heart attack. My dance became extremely helpful during my mourning. I danced for forgiveness, love and new memories. I was blessed with all three. You see the abundance dance even works for healing grief.

Here are the seven dance steps to help you manifest your dreams.

Step 1: Foundation of self-love. Professional dancers are all taught that your stomach muscles are your internal support system for every dance move. Without a strong center, you risk falling when standing on your toes or extending your legs. The same is true with a house. Without a strong foundation, the walls risk collapsing. In the Abundance Dance your center is your inner foundation of self -love.

The first step in igniting your self--love is by rubbing your hands on your stomach and feeling a deep since of self worth. Then while slowly taking long deep breaths silently say, "I love you" to your soul. Imagine this essence of love rising through your body, lifting above the top of your head far into the universe, and then slowly returning through your body and the bottom of your feet way down into mother earth. Repeat this until you feel grounded and are ready to start singing, "I love my head, I love my cheeks, I love my shoulders, I love my arms, I love my stomach, I love my legs, and I love my feet. I love every part of me." Sing with any tune that comes to your mind. By allowing yourself to be child like as you start dancing and singing, your happiness vibration increases.

Step 2: Multiply your love vibration. Using your center to support your legs, kick the energy of love out to everything around you in a playful way. As you are extending your love in this fashion, be mindful of sending love to others, as though you are casting love and happiness to the world. The more you open your heart and expand, the more your vibrational energy increases. Just like watering a garden, you are watering your soul. Acting silly is one way of being joyous. Laughter is contagious; so is love, happiness and success. Feel your energy expanding as you take two steps toward the right while saying, "I love feminine energy". Then repeat toward the left saying, "I love masculine energy." Next, keep your love flowing and lift up your arms up to the sky while saying "I love all above." Then move your arms down toward the ground saying I love all below". Can you sense your love vibration growing? You are welcoming love to grow.

Step 3: Awakening gratitude. While continuing to let your body flow add some expressive moves of gratitude. A grateful heart increases your good vibration, which in turn increases your charisma. Step toward the south while singing, "I'm so thankful for .........[you fill in the blanks] then as you step to toward north sing, "I am so thankful for..........." Repeat for the west and for the east.

Step 4: Weaving creative vision. This is the dance of creation. Imagine being a conductor and leading a symphony. What would your song sound like for creating your dreams? Next imagine being an artist with a giant canvas and painting everything you desire on the canvas. Can you see yourself in the painting, as well as the artist painting the canvas? What does it feel like? Now imagine being in a movie all about your beautiful magnificent self. Feel the deep interconnected feeling all through the depths of your soul: hear the song, dance the dance, be in the painting, and play the star of your movie. Dance with these feelings.

Congratulations for staying in the dance. One of the hardest questions to answer is what do you want. When you allow yourself to play and dream it is like eating soul food. Healthy and nourishing for your mind and body. Pretending starts the juices flowing. Remember we can aspire abundance for many desires, even natural resources such as water. Even healing in times of grief.

Step 5: Claiming your intention. Step five is lifting your hands in the air while joyfully dancing and singing to the universe "this shall be or something better." "Something better" is added to allow an opening for non-attachment and surrendering to the mystery of life. An affirmation of faith and trusting the process of life. Claim your intention with a happy heart. Just like a smile, a happy heart goes a long way. Happiness allows your vibration to stay pure and sweet. As your hands return to your sides, stand in unshakable faith. Knowing your intention has opened the abundance channels.

Step 6: Moving into action. As a co- creator you are an active participant. Begin slowly twirling around the room while asking yourself. "What could I do today to manifest my desires"? What could I do to feel connected with the other-side? Action is vital. Without action, your movements are simply a dream dance. Trust in baby steps. Your intentions will gracefully attract your desires, or something better.

Step 7: In conclusion, to dance is to be in the NOW, a combination of being and doing. When you mix with believing you shall start receiving. Life is for living, live for the fun of it, for the joy of being. Now allow your graceful twirls to slowly move into kissing the back of your hand. Then raise your hand toward the sky while saying, "I see the beauty in you, which is a mirror of the beauty in me. Thank you". Then make a joyful noise.

Note: Dancing, singing, painting, drumming, and writing, are ways to open a channel for healing, and abundance.

About the Author:

Coach Louise Rouse is an author and intuitive, she weaves spiritual guidance, coaching, and healing into a beautiful tapestry of loving support. Her new book Invisible Relationships will launch June 23, 2011 on her beloved son's birthday. If you wish to join in this book launch please contact her:

Founder of Americas Grief Coaching Institute and certified in Coaching, Transpersonal Therapy, Alchemical Hypnotherapy, and Biofeedback. Coach Louise is a master of Law of Attraction and is passionate about shifting the perspective of dead to transformed, and loss to fabulously found.

Coach Louise teaches us a new language for a new world which is blossoming before us in her upcoming book. Learn how to have invisible relationships with above and below for love, peace and abundance.



Wrong Number:

Man calls home. Maid answers phone. He says, "Can I speak to my wife?"

She says, "No, she's upstairs in bed with her boyfriend."

He's mad--says, "Ok, go to the hall closet and take out my shotgun. Go upstairs and kill them both."

Being the loyal maid, she says, "Ok."

Five minutes later she picks up the phone and says, "Ok, they're both dead. What should I do with the bodies?"

He says, "Throw them in the pool, and I'll take care of them when I get home."

She says, "We don't have a pool."

He asks, "Is this 555-1234?"


1. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

3. Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 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.

4.  May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2011 - "The Marvelous Wonderettes" at Dinnertaiment at The Grey Goose - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - 

5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

6. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at - CLASS OF 1966

7. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, contact Gary Fitzgerald at or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

8. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 04/08/11

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!





Carol Buckley Harty

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Liberty Song

Words by John Dickison *, 1778
Tune - "Heart of Oak"

Come, join hand in hand, brave Americans all,
And rouse your bold hearts at fair Liberty's call;
No tyrannous acts shall suppress your just claim,
Or stain with dishonor America's name.

In Freedom we're born and in Freedom we'll live.
Our purses are ready. Steady, friends, steady;
Not as slaves, but as Freemen our money we'll give.

Our worthy forefathers, let's give them a cheer,
To climates unknown did courageously steer;
Thro' oceans to deserts for Freedom they came,
And dying, bequeath'd us their freedom and fame.


The tree their own hands had to Liberty rear'd,
They lived to behold growing strong and revered;
With transport they cried, Now our wishes we gain,
For our children shall gather the fruits of our pain.


Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all,
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall;
In so righteous a cause let us hope to succeed,
For heaven approves of each generous deed.


In Freedom we're born and in Freedom we'll live.
Our purses are ready. Steady, friends, steady;
Not as slaves, but as Freemen our money we'll give.

"Liberty Song" midi (sequenced by Lesley Nelson), lyrics, and history courtesy
of - 04/13/06

* John Dickison was one of the leaders of the American Revolution. 
He was also a famous lawyer, prominent in the governments of Delaware and Pennsylvania.

First Painting of Jefferson courtesy of - 04/12/06

Second Painting of Jefferson courtesy of - 04/12/06

 Peach Flowers and Butterflies Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/05/05

(If you think it a strange choice, I'll remind you that Mr. Jefferson was a gardener of great renown. 
Besides, the colors match the page so nicely.  WILD GIGGLES!!!)

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!!

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

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of - 08/28/08

Animated Monarch Butterfly clip art courtesy of - well, I can't seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 09/01/05...

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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