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05/18/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Armed Forces Day
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

George Orwell
(25 June 1903 – 21 Jan 1950)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

       This observance is celebrated each year on the third Saturday in May.  Remember those wonderful, inspiring Armed Forces Day Parades back in the early sixties??  Sigh.

BONUS - - Stars And Stripes Forever - "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, March, 3, 2009, in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall at Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C.



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to         David Whitley ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 -    Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA ;

21 -
  Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA;

22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57);

24 - Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57);

25 -    The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009)!  

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 17, 1940 - Germany occupied Brussels, Belgium and began the invasion of France.

May 17, 1940 - The old city centre of the Dutch town of Middelburg was bombed by the German Luftwaffe, to force the surrender of the Dutch armies in Zeeland.

May 17, 1941 - German planes bombed British forces in Iraq.

May 17, 1943 - The United States Army contracted with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.

May 17, 1943 - The Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams took place.


May 17, 1963 - Basketball player Jon Koncak was born Jon Francis Koncak in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

May 17, 1963 - Musician and songwriter Page McConnell (Phish, Vida Blue, and Phil Lesh and Friends) was born  Page Samuel McConnell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

May 17, 1963 - Physician and football coach John Wilce (b. John Woodworth Wilce on 12 May 1888 in Rochester, New York) died of complications of cardiovascular disease in Westerville, Ohio five days after his 75th birthday.


May 18, 1944 - The Battle of Monte Cassino concluded after seven days of the fourth battle as German paratroopers ("Fallschirmjäger") evacuated Monte Cassino.

May 18, 1944 - The deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government transpired.

TODAY IN 1963:

May 18, 1963 - Ice hockey player Marty McSorley was born Martin James McSorley in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

May 18, 1963 - Basketball player Sam Vincent was born James Samuel Vincent in Lansing, Michigan.

May 18, 1963 - Football player Ernie Davis (b. 14 Dec 1939 in New Salem, Fayette County, Pennsylvania) died of acute monocytic leukemia in Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 23.

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/14/10 - "1907 PHOTO":

  I think this is one email that needs to be forwarded until every American with a computer receives it.

The year is 1907, one hundred and (six) years ago......


   Thanks again, Joyce!

   Bully, just bully!    

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

'"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person 's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'"

- Theodore Roosevelt, 1907
Every American citizen needs to read this!
   By the way, I DID run this through a couple of years ago when we first received this, and found:

Status: True.

     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/17/13 - "Best Spider Repellent":

  Great. Now if I just knew where to find all these essential oils everybody's always talking about.....

     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/17/13 - "Creaking and Popping":


From - 05/13/13 - "#1 Relationship Key":

The Key to a Great Relationship

By Kathleen E. Sims

This will not be new news to you - however, please keep reading. The Key to a Great Relationship is Authenticity - read on to know what I mean by this.

It includes radical honesty, negotiation, intimacy (which is to reveal oneself - to be fully seen), and transparency (which is hiding nothing). We all think we know how to communicate - however, what we actually know how to do is talk. Communication is much more than just talking - it means there is a speaker and a receiver. The responsibility of understanding is on both people. The question is: Is the speaker communicating in a way that is understandable to the other - and, is the receiver really listening to the speaker - without filters, judgments, projections and misinterpretations.

Because we each have different histories, we have different beliefs and filters, therefore, most of what we hear are distortions of what the other person means. We also speak a different language than one another without realizing it. In my Work with couples, I often have to translate what each is saying into the other's language. Because of this phenomenon we end up, for the most part, only knowing the person living in our head, created from our interpretations.

In relationships, we soon learn to withhold things -- building walls, rather than more intimacy and deeper connections. Our basic fears (conscious, or not) are of judgments, disapproval and abandonment. Because of these basic human fears, our 'withholding' communication stack gets higher.

To begin to transform this, make a list of your Undelivered/Incomplete Communications to your partner. Then choose the one, that if you were able to communicate it effectively, which would leverage the greatest positive change in your relationship.

Next, follow the format below. When followed to the 'tee' - Miracles begin to happen.

Steps to Delivering Uncomfortable Communications

Step 1
Do Forgiveness on the other and yourself, so you feel centered. An effective method is to write forgiveness statements repeatedly, until you feel a shift.

Step 2

Tell your partner that you have something you want to talk to them about, and ask if the two of you can set up an uninterrupted time to have a discussion? Do not talk about the subject yet. Make certain the time you set will be enough time so you can complete the communication, and the other will have an opportunity to respond - until a conclusion is drawn.

Step 3
When you meet: Start with telling them you appreciate their time and willingness. Then tell them what you are afraid will happen during the discussion. (ie. I am afraid you will interrupt, or not listen, etc.)

Step 4

Make requests of them that will help take care of your fears. (ie. I would like you not to talk until I am done, etc.). Ask for their agreement on each item separately. Always honor the other's 'Free Will' to make their choice about what they are willing to do. Ask if there is any request they have for you in supporting the environment. The purpose of this is to set up a safe atmosphere so the honest communication can happen.

Step 5

Now you will be able to speak more calmly and clearly about the subject. Only use 'I' statements. (No interruptions - take turns, use deep listening skills and paraphrase back what you heard - checking for accuracy of meaning.)

Step 6

When you are complete, allow the other to say whatever they need to. If the subject calls for it - make requests, negotiate, and come to a Win/Win Agreement.
If by chance, completion can't occur at this time, set up a specific time when you will resume - and say what you will commit to thinking over until then.

Step 7

Acknowledge the other for keeping the Agreements you started with, and for participating fully, etc.
As we begin to build a new history by Being Truly Authentic, we discover that it is possible to Effectively Deliver Uncomfortable Communications, and both parties come out the other side, better as a result. Magically our 'stack' begins to diminish, allowing our trust to strengthen and our connections to get deeper.
From Being Truly Authentic with our Partner, we grow in trust, and love has a fertile ground to flourish.

About the Author:
Kathleen E. Sims is the Official Guide to Love, and her purpose is to teach what she has had the privilege to learn about deep, abiding love, and a Soul filled Life. She has Mastered teaching the relevancy and power of applying the Highest Spiritual Principles and Universal Laws to everyday living.
She's had the honor of teaching International Teleseminars on Creating Your Heart's Desires, utilizing Universal Principles. A graduate of the University of Science and Philosophy, she is asked to speak regularly at singles organizations, and has hosted 'The New You' radio show in San Francisco. Singles may take the 'Relationship Readiness Inventory' for FREE, and download other Free Resources on her website:

Kathleen has co-authored 4 #1 bestselling books. The first with Wayne Dyer, Brian Tracey and others, "Wake Up Moments of Inspiration", 'Wake Up Women', with women from 'The Secret', 'A Juicy, Joyful Life' and 'Embracing Your Authentic Self'.
These books can all be found at:

  From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#31 of 36)":

  To make you smile.....

Happy Pet Day!!!

   AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!


BONUS ARMED FORCES DAY CROSS STITCH PATTERN: - USA Military Cross-Stitch Alphabet - YIKES! The pattern is $50.00, but it's very flexible and adaptable, and may be just what you've been trying to find...

BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES: - Old Fashioned Recipes - Not necessarily restricted to Armed Forces Day...



From - 05/17/13:

An elderly couple is beginning to notice that neither of them seem to be able to remember things as well as they used to.

So, they go to see their doctor, who explains that there is nothing really wrong with you, just typical memory loss associated with old age. He suggests that they each get notebooks and write notes to themselves to help remember things.

The couple goes home and that evening while watching T.V. the man gets up and heads for the kitchen. His wife asks if he can bring her some ice cream when he returns.

He says he will, and she says he should write it down. "I’m just going to the kitchen, I'll remember."

"Well, I want that with nuts, too."

"O.K. he says ice cream with nuts."

She asks again if he's going to write it down.

"No, I'm just going to the kitchen."

"And a cherry on the top?"

He agrees and turns toward the kitchen again and she asks again about writing it down.

Now the old man is angry, "Look, old lady I'm not senile, I can remember ice cream with nuts and a cherry on top."

He goes in the kitchen for 10 minutes and when he returns he sets a plate of bacon and eggs in front of his wife.

She looks up and says, "Honey, you forgot my toast."

1. Thursday, June 6, 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.

2. Wednesday, June 12, 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.

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. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1963. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 05/16/13

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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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309



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Stars And Stripes Forever

Composed by John Philip Sousa (06 Nov 1854 - 06 Mar 1932), 1896

"Stars and Stripes Forever" midi (Sequenced By Rhino) courtesy of - 05/20/06

Image of Armed Forces Day 2013 Poster courtesy of - 05/18/13

First Four Military Seals clip art courtesy of - 03/24/03

Coast Guard Military Seal clip art courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/20/06
Thanks, Dave!

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/26/09
Thanks, Al!

Gold Bar clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 12/11/03

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

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!

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

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