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05/04/16 - 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 - Class of 1959) - 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 - 05/04/16:

   On a personal note,  ..... 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 the one at Dinslaken. He would never actually admit it to me, 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.


   Happy Birthday today to our Star Wars Day babies, Wanda Hodge Underwood ('57) AND    Charlie Snead ('64) of NC!

      "May the 4th be with you!"

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

06 - Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND    Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL AND     Van Rowell ('65) of NC;

07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);

08 -   Frank Gibson ('63) of VA;

09 -   Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA;

10 - The late    Mrs. Helen Hardy Shelton (deceased 19 Mar 2011) AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57) AND My Cousin, the late     Clarke Booth (Wakefield HS - '57) (deceased 30 Aug 2015)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


May 04, 1942 - The Battle of the Coral Sea began with an attack by aircraft from the United States aircraft carrier USS Yorktown on Japanese naval forces at Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands. The Japanese forces had invaded Tulagi the day before.

May 04, 1945 - British forces liberated Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg.

May 04, 1945 - German surrender at Lüneburg Heath: The North Germany Army surrendered to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.

May 04, 1945 - Denmark was granted liberation, when Germany was forced to step out of Denmark thus ending 5 years of occupation.


May 04, 1966 -
Activist and co-founder of the
McGrath Foundation, Jane McGrath, was born Jane Louise Steele in Paignton, Devon, England. She died of breast cancer on 22 June 2008 at the age of 42 in Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia.

“Complain not, whine not, just be grateful for what you've got.”

- Ryan Hawks
(c. 1986 - 01 Mar 2011)


  From Renee Koskinas Hanrahan ('56) of VA - 05/03/16, 2:08 PM:

Hello, Carol,

The NNHS Class of 1956, the Girls (and Boys) of the Rock n' Roll, are having their 60-Year Reunion on October 19 and 20. If you could mention it, the publicity would be much appreciated.

Renee (Koskinas) Hanrahan, Publicity Committee

   Certainly, Renee! I've posted this on the Main Page and the Reunion Page. Feel free to send me the venue and contact information (or any other fun and pertinent details), and I'll post them, too! Y'all have fun! 

From Sledd Thomas, possibly of NC - 05/03/16 - "NNHS and  
the President of the Class of 1968, Tony Koskinas of NC":
Dear Carol,

I was a Mouse, I think in 1968. I played in the NNHS Marching High School Marching Band. I still cannot believe there is no NNHS, someplace, in Newport News.

I am also the second son of     Mrs. Esther Virginia Cutler Thomas (June '32). You may remember Mrs. Thomas taught English and Speech in Room 203 at NNHS.

I say all this by way of hoping to reach out to Tony Koskinas, for no other reason, other than just to say hello. I’m also the cousin of
Betsy Smith ('65) and brother to Kit Thomas. ('64) I hope you hold none of that against me.

If you can help me with reaching out to Tony, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU!

Wishing you the very best,


   GIGGLES! Thank you, Sledd! I remember your family quite well! I was sitting in your amazing mama's Speech class on November 22, 1963 when      Mark Hutcherson ('66 - of VA) broke the news to us of President Kennedy's assassination.

   You didn't mention Betsy's sisters, Clare ('62) and Jeannie ('67), but I knew them, too!

   I forwarded your note to Tony, and hope you will be hearing from him soon!

From Brian Beachum ('72) of VA - 04/26/16 - "Disc-O-Ten":

Carol Harty,

Here's a link a friend turned me on to. It's a recording made of the WAVY TV-10 TV show called "Disc-O-Ten" that features dancers from Newport News High Schools from 1967. It's a blast. A real rarity.

Here is the link to the Disc-O-Ten program on YouTube.

Let me know if you recognize anyone.

Also, a reminder that I'm having a display of my photography work at the Hampton Roads Transit Gallery, 509 E. 18th Street, Norfolk, VA. The gallery is open Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm. The show runs through August 26th. Here's another copy of the show announcement.
The show is entitled "The Magic of County Mayo, Ireland." You can guess the subject matter...

Brian Beachum
Beachum Studios, Inc.
Newport News High School
"Class of '72"
"The forgotten class..."
(Even though we had to attend a different school that last year, a few of use dedicated Typhoons still choose to have NNHS on our rings and diplomas!)

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Brian! I would have been more likely to have recognized dancers a couple of years older than a couple of years younger than I, but I did see a few familiar looking faces. For sure and certain I spotted Kenny Schwartz ('67) and Roslyn Smith ('67)!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/28/16 - "Doritos":

The Super Bowl Commercial Everyone Missed - Watch it to the end.

     Thank you, Billy!

“That was perfect. It was just the opposite from what I said yesterday.

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar

From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/29/16 - "Photos Without Words" (#4 in a Series of 30):


  Sometimes Photos Need No Words

     INDEED! Thanks, Haul Party!


BONUS STAR WARS CROCHET PATTERNS ("May the fourth be with you."): - That’s No Moon, That’s Star Wars Crochet! 10 Free Patterns - "As a child of the (mid) 70s, Star Wars will always hold a special place in my heart! And lucky for me, the kids love it too. Which means a playroom full of lightsabers, Jedi cloaks, Queen Amidala costumes, and more. Perfect for Halloween, sci-fi conventions, special gifts and every day – if the Rebel Alliance is big in your house, you’ll enjoy these 10 free Star Wars crochet patterns!"

BONUS STAR WARS DAY RECIPES ("May the fourth be with you."): - The Ultimate Star Wars Party Recipes


From - 05/03/15:

A man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America, walked into the Branch and wrote "This iz a stikkup. Put all your muny in this bag."

While standing in line, waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police before he reached the teller's window.

So he left the Bank of America and crossed the street to the Wells Fargo Bank. After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his note to the Wells Fargo teller.

She read it and, surmising from his spelling errors that he wasn't the brightest light in the harbor, told him that she could not accept his stickup note because it was written on a Bank of America deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a Wells Fargo deposit slip or go back to Bank of America.

Looking somewhat defeated, the man said, "OK" and left. He was arrested a few minutes later, as he was waiting in line back at Bank of America.


1. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 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. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/03/16

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

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

Animated Army Flag 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!

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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