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04/16/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Last Day of Passover

And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai:
according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.

- Numbers 9: 5

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   According to my records, today is the last day of Passover.

BONUS - - Ofra Haza - Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold), 1998


HOMEWORK (Review from Last Week):


    From Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA - 04/16/09, 8:27 AM - "Scheduled surgery for brother     Willie (Turpin - '57 - of VA)":

Hi Carol:
My brother, Willie Turpin (NNHS '57), is scheduled to have Quadrupled by-pass surgery tomorrow morning (Friday) at Riverside Hospital in Newport News.  The tests have determined he has only 20 % heart function.  He has a build-up of fluids in his lungs and has lost most of his voice projection, however he is in great spirits.  That's about the extent of what I know at this time.  There is no greater comfort to me than knowing he is "saved thru the blood Jesus shed on the cross at Calvary" and His will be done. 

Carol, you have a wonderful shoulder to lean on and perform just a great service; you have my gratitude.  You have been sent by GOD.  You are "The Anchor" of  NNHS.  

Love you,

Bobby Turpin (NNHS '58)  

   Thank you so much, Bobby! You quite moved me to tears!We'll continue to pray for Willie - and his surgical team - and for his whole family! 



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to David Jones ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

21 -   Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND         My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently training again in GA);

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57);

23 -   Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


From Lacey Milburn of VA - 04/15/09 - "Boys and Girls Club upcoming event":

Thank you Carol for posting this for us.  We sincerely appreciate it!  Have a wonderful day

Lacey Milburn
Executive Assistant
Boys & Girls Clubs of Virginia Peninsula                          
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Chesapeake Building, Suite B
Newport News, VA 23606

   Certainly, Lacey; it was my pleasure! We wish you much success!


From Lou (some high school in NJ which I can neither find nor remember - '57) AND   Sarah Puckett ('65) Kressaty of VA AND   Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 04/15/09 - "Singing Surprise":

We all have a song to sing but in different areas of our lives...................

Give it your best.

This is the biggest surprise and it’s amazing!!! - Susan Boyle - Singer - Britain's Got Talent 2009

Never prejudge. - Susan Boyle - Singer - Britain's Got Talent 2009

   Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies! We shall probably rerun this video several times in the near future so that no one will miss it! I've watched it several times now, and it still gives me goose bumps!


  From Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL - 04/15/09 - "This song was never released and is so beautiful":

I hope everyone will listen to this and pass it on.


The record companies/radio stations won't play this song or  release it claiming it's NOT politically correct.
Pump up the volume!!! It's Powerful!
Read this description first and then "play" the attached song & slide show. The song you are about to hear is from a Las Vegas Diamond Rio concert. They received an immediate resounding standing ovation, and continue to do so every time they perform it!

Although Diamond Rio has never before done a statement song, they felt compelled to record "In God We Still Trust." But guess what?  Sadly, major radio stations wouldn't play it because it was considered "politically incorrect". Consequently, the song was never released to the public.

So America, see what you think. If this offering speaks to your heart and you feel impressed to share it with friends and loved ones, please do. - Diamond Rio: In God We Still Trust

   Thank you, Patti! It would be interesting to know if this video is still banned after the vast circulation it has received online!


From - 04/15/09 - "Dealing with Disappointment":

Anxiety - Avoiding and Handling Disappointments
By Isabel B. Kirk, MA, Apr. 10, 2009

Try to assess people fairly and look inside yourself to find out where your expectations and disappointments really come from.

All of us get disappointed sometimes, but if it happens very often or if it hurts too much it might become a problem. What we don’t realize is that our expectations come from the vision that we have about ourselves, others, and the world. It is ok and actually normal to have expectations but we have to be careful with their type and degree. Here a check list of considerations for you to go over when feeling disappointed and of things you can do to feel better:

Consider that expectations are usually based on beliefs, images and mental representations we have of things and people, without them being necessarily true or realistic. Then we don’t only assume but want that everybody else’s views and values are or should be the same. Somebody once told me that there is not such thing as common sense.” What are you talking about,? I asked. What we call common sense is only what makes sense to us, this person replied. Be open to other people’s perspectives and ways of being. Remember that nobody has the whole truth. The more open you are, the more understanding you will become.

Try to be as objective as you can. Assess situations and appreciate people and yourself as fairly as possible. Disappointment occurs when we attribute __ a situation or person__ certain values and then "discovered” they do not have them. Subsequently, we become frustrated, hopeless, sad, depressed, bitter, or discouraged, by the fiasco we had. When feeling upset, ask yourself the following question: Was it realistic or humanly possible what I expected from than human being (including yourself) or situation? Sometimes we admire somebody so much or we are so hard on ourselves that we expect no mistake will ever happen. That is not humanly possible and therefore you will for sure be disappointed.

Think of disappointment as a part of life. We do not have full control over the outcome of things. Stuff happens and it won’t always go our way. We know that but we still expect certain outcomes, don’t we? Apply your mindfulness skills when disappointment hits you. Acknowledge it, feel it and, seat with it. As anything else it will pass. It is just a temporary feeling. You don’t have to act on it.

Give without expecting. I know it is easier to be said than done but you can practice it sometimes. I am not talking about sainthood here but to differentiate when you are doing things for people because you expect them to do the same or because you truly want to give or make the other person happy. It will be your choice but be aware of the possible consequences if you decide to go for the first option and then accept them. It is on you not on anybody else.

Always try your best. A lot of the frustration that follows a failure is the big disappointment we feel towards ourselves. When we do not try hard enough, we are overcome with guilt and regret. If in whatever you do, you do your best, you'll know you did all you could and it would be easier to let it go.

Do not take things personally. Many times we feel disappointed because we feel somebody did something to us (because of us). As much as we would like to think that we are so important and that people’s and the world react based on us, it is typically not the case. People are doing their own thing and are caught in their own lives. Whatever they do or don’t have very little to do with us and a lot with their own inner worlds. If this happens to you, I encourage you to find the evidence for that belief. You will be surprised.

Do not put all your eggs in one basket. To avoid disappointment, it's a good practice to have more than one project happening so that when one fails you have others to look forward to.

Learn for your mistakes. Mistakes? There is no such a thing. In life there are lessons. We have to feel the bitterness of failure to be able to savor the sweetness of success. Failures make us stronger and always, even when we cannot see it, teach us something. Try to focus on that.

And least but not last, live an authentic life. Show your virtues and flaws and surround yourself by similar people. The more you do this, the less disappointed you and the people around you will be.

Author's Bio

Isabel is a Bilingual (English & Spanish) Mental Health counselor psychotherapist offering face-to-face services in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and online counseling worldwide. She works with individuals, couples, and groups from different backgrounds and situations, helping them not only to solve their problems but also to have more fulfilling lives.

To learn more about Isabel visit:

© Copyright by, Self Improvement Online, Inc.



    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/10/09 - "Mother Goose Tells the Truth" (#3 in a Series of 8):

    Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly.
Kiss slowly. Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably,
and never regret anything.



    Well, CRAP!
Now I forgot what I was gonna tell ya!

      Thanks so much, Glenn! These are painfully delightful!



1. Thursday, April 23, 2009 - See Cal Ripken, Jr. at the Hampton Convention Center.  For details, see  - ALL FORMER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 24, 25, and 26, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion.  For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact

6. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964:

Your NNHS 64/45 Reunion Committee is pleased to announce that musical entertainment has been arranged for our Reunion.

On Friday evening, we will dance to the tunes of DJ, Susan Voss. Those of you who attended our “Turning Sixty” Party in 2006 at Spirit Events will remember Susan’s talent and energy.

On Saturday night we have engaged the band, LP & Company, headed by L.P. Butler. I could tell you how great they are, but you can see for yourself on the video at their web site:


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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
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  
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Yerushalaim Shel Zahav


Avir harim tsalul kayayin

Vere'ach oranim

Nisa beruach ha'arbayim

Im kol pa'amonim


Uvtardemat ilan va'even

Shvuyah bachaloma

Ha'ir asher badad yoshevet

Uvliba choma


Yerushalayim she zahav

Veshel nechoshet veshel or

Halo lechol shirayich ani kinor (2x)


Eicha yavshu borot hamayim

Kikar hashuk reika

Ve'ein poked et Har Habayit

Ba'ir ha'atika


Uvam'arot asher basela

Meyalelot ruchot

Ve'ein yored el Yam Hamelach

Baderech Yericho


Yerushalayim ...


Ach bevo'i hayom lashir lach

Velach likshor ketarim

Katonti mitze'ir banayich

Ume'acharon hameshorerim


Ki shmech tsorev et hasfatayim

K'neshikat saraf

Im eshkachech Yerushalayim

Asher kula zahav


Yerushalayim ...


Chazarnu el borot hamayim

Lashuk velakikar

Shofar korei beHar Habayit

Ba'ir ha'atika


Uvam'arot asher basela

Alfei shmashot zorchot

Veshuv nered el Yam Hamelach

Baderech Yericho


Yerushalayim ...

Jerusalem of Gold


The air of the mountains is as clear as wine

And the fragrance of the pine trees

Is lifted upon the evening breeze

With the ringing of the bells


And in the deep sleep of the tree and the stone

Held captive in a dream

The city which sits alone

And in her heart, a wall


Jerusalem of gold

And of copper and of light

For all of your songs

I am the harp


How the water cisterns have dried up

The city square is empty

Nobody goes up to the Temple Mount

In the Old City


And in the caves of the rocks

Winds howl

And no one goes down to the Dead Sea

Upon the Jericho Road


Jerusalem of gold...


Although I come to sing to you today

And to tie crowns upon you

I am less than the youngest of your sons

And the last of the sweet singers


For your name singes the lips

Like the kiss of the serpent

If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem

She is completely golden


Jerusalem of gold...


We have returned to the water cisterns

To the marketplace and the square

A shofar calls out on the Temple Mount

In the Old City


And in the caves in the rocks

A thousand suns shine forth

And again we will go down to the Dead Sea

Upon the Jericho Road


Jerusalem of gold...


"Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)" midi and lyrics courtesy
of - 04/18/08

Image of Passover Table Setting courtesy of - 04/14/09

Image of Gold Star of David Pendant used to form logo used in turn to form Divider Lines courtesy
of - 11/23/08

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

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

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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!

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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

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