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05/19/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

If you want instant gratification, go suck a lollipop.

- Dr. Philip Mogul

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The music for today's Newsletter just sorta popped into my head:

BONUS - Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows - Leslie Gore


"Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" is a popular song sung by Lesley Gore. It was originally released on Gore's 1963 album Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts.[1] The song, composed by Marvin Hamlisch,[2] was released as a single in conjunction with being sung by Lesley Gore in the 1965 film, Ski Party.[3] It was arranged by Claus Ogerman and produced by Quincy Jones.[4][5] The tune peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

    My own mama              the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) would have turned 106 years old today. How can this be?!?  Happy Birthday, Baba!


   A Big Happy Birthday today to that gorgeous         David Whitley ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


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.


Sunday, May 18, 1964 - Politician Ignasi Guardans was born Ignasi Guardans i Cambó in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Sunday, May 18, 1964 - Hunter Mitchell Guist (Swamp People) was born Mitchell James Guist in Gonzales, Louisiana. He died in Belle River, Louisiana on May 14, 2012, four days before his 48th birthday.


May 19, 1926 - Benito Mussolini announced that democracy was deceased. Rome became a fascist state.

May 19, 1937 - Adolf Hitler asked the Vatican to rebuke Chicago Cardinal Mundelein for his criticism of the Nazis.

May 19, 1942 - In the aftermath of the Battle of the Coral Sea, Task Force 16 headed to Pearl Harbor.

May 19, 1943 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the U.S. Congress that his country was pledging their full support in the war against Japan.

May 19, 1943 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the Normandy landings ("D-Day"). It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather.

May 19, 1944 - 59 Italian resistance fighters were massacred on a mountain pass above Genoa, Italy. On July 5, 2002, Nazi SS officer Friedrich Engel was convicted of murder for the massacre. He was sentenced to seven years but was spared jail time due to his age (93).  


Monday, May 19, 1964 - Actor Murali was born in Bangalore, India. He died from a sudden massive heart attack at the age of 46 on 08 Sept 2010 in Chennai, India.

Monday, May 19, 1964 - Football player John Lee (이민종) was born Min Jong Lee in Seoul, South Korea.

Monday, May 19, 1964 - Tennis player Miloslav Mečíř was born in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia.

Monday, May 19, 1964 - Actor Lawrence Ng was born Lawrence Ng Kai Wah (吳啟華) in Hong Kong.

Monday, May 19, 1964 - Actor Sean Whalen was born in Washington, D.C..


Sunday, May 19, 1964 - Rubik's Cube, a 3-D combination puzzle, was invented by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik.

     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: or with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - - and snag yours today!



  From Deborah Cheek Jackson ('70) - 05/18/14, 1:49 PM - "    Meta Mullen Johnson":

Meta Mullen Johnson passed away on May 8th. She was in the class of 1970.


Deborah Faye Cheek Jackson '70.

   Oh Deborah, I'm so sorry to hear this. Thank you so much for letting me know; I would have had no way of knowing otherwise. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your classmate.  

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 05/18/14:

Hello to all,

I felt I had to let my friends know how proud I am of my granddaughter, Madison Reynolds, who will graduate and go off to Presbyterian College.  She gave such a heartwarming sermon at Palms Presbyterian Church today.  She is truly what every parent and grandparent would wish in a child. God bless her.


Check out this video on YouTube:

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Phil! She does indeed seem to be delightful! Congratulations, Madison!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/19/14:

   I think I'd better mention here that our own third grandchild, second granddaughter,      Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL, graduated from high school yesterday (and will be graduating from four years of LDS Seminary as well), and is heading off to Brigham Young University in August.

   Congratulations, Rachel!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 05/16/14 - "Doc Howell's Story":

This is a special email from one of my distant cousin's high school classmates regarding her husband and the Vietnam War. It is very powerful….about survivor guilt and love. I say that to forewarn those of us who might not be ready to view it. I found it to be both beautiful and poignant.

For those who served, “THANK YOU.”

Rich was one of the survivors of this horrific battle in Viet Nam. They were up on the hill for days without food or water. He never mentioned it so I first heard about it at the reunion referred to below. So many were hit that his company was disbanded after the battle.  



Doc Howell's Story

Vietnam - Hastings

Doug was a Corpsman in our Company. I remember him as a great guy. He later became a physicians assistant in Detroit and just retired last year. Hill 362 lingers in all our minds and Doug expresses it extremely well. On his visits to Viet Nam and Hill 362 he collected dirt and he gave me my share at a reunion I attended 4 1/2 years ago.---This was just sent to me by another India Company brother and it's the first time I've seen it.
- 13-minute video - well worth your time!

Semper Fi,

     Thank you so much, Dools!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/17/14 - "Rain Water, The Passport and More":


The father of a teenage daughter was concerned with the amount of time she spent on the telephone; not so much for the time she wasted (he had given up on that long ago), but because nobody else could use the phone.

So, as a happy solution, he had a telephone installed for her with her own private number and directory listing.

Two or three days after her telephone had been installed, he came home to find her stretched out on the floor with her feet on the living room couch and chatting away on the family telephone. Her own telephone was resting silently on her dresser. "Why are you using our telephone?" he yelled. "Why aren't you talking on your own telephone?"

"I can't," she said, "I'm expecting an important call on my phone."



"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
- Thomas A. Edison

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."
- Norman Vincent Peale

"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touch down."
- Ross Perot

"You're standing on the threshold of success. Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy."
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

"Patience, persistence, and perseverance. A little more each day, a little better each day."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie



* Believe it or not, for every inch of rain that falls on an area of 1,000 square feet, you can expect to collect approximately 600 gallons of rainwater. Ten inches of rain falling on a 1,000 square foot catchment area will generate about 6,000 gallons of rainwater.

* Besides helping the environment, an obvious reason for harvesting rainwater is to save money. Depending on the size of your house and the amount of rainfall in your area, you can collect a substantial amount of rainwater with a simple system. This extra water can have a significant impact on your water bill. The fact that rainwater is a naturally soft water may be enough to justify harvesting rainwater.

* Rainwater stored in rain barrels has many uses. Some people find it mostly useful for watering their landscapes and gardens. Others find uses within the house as well. Rainwater can also be used for drinking but requires special treatment with a filtration system. You do not need a filtration system for landscape uses. You can use it directly from your rain barrel on your garden.

* If you're harvesting rainwater with rain barrels to use for watering your landscaping, the rainwater can help to improve the health of your gardens, lawns, and trees. Rain is a naturally soft water and devoid of minerals,
chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals. For this reason, plants respond very well to rainwater. After all, it's what plants in the wild thrive on.


Trouble getting a good night's sleep?

If you are having trouble getting a good nights sleep, take a look at your bedtime diet. While a light snack may help you relax before sleeping, you should avoid heavy meals and fluids that stimulate stomach acid production and could cause heartburn. Also, consider whether intake of caffeine, chocolate or alcohol is affecting your sleep.

- Mayo Clinic -


The Passport

I have some serious problems.

I am due to go to Spain tomorrow.

I have my ticket.

I was given two free tickets to anywhere in the world so the tickets didn't cost me any money. After much deliberation, I chose to go to Spain.

I have my hotel reservations.

Everything is set except for one detail.

I can't find my passport.

I have looked everywhere.

Well, technically not everywhere. If I truly looked everywhere, I would have to look on your desk and in your house too. I have looked everywhere that I thought the passport could be.

The passport is not the serious problem. I can't go on the trip if I don't find it but that's not that serious.

That's not the real problem.

The real problem is that this is the third time that I have misplaced my passport. That's the real problem.

Even the passport that I am looking for is a replacement passport. I misplaced my original one and never found it.


Why don't we learn?

Why must we continue to suffer from the same, often silly and stupid, things? I've spent three hours looking for that passport to no avail. My sleep was not restful wondering if I would find it in the morning.

Here I am, a grown, intelligent, successful businessman, a leader, making the same stupid mistakes over and over.


When I woke up this morning and went to my desk, my passport was lying there. Puddin (my wife) had found it.

Thus are the subjects of two future MountainWings issues.

Why I keep losing it and how Puddin found it.

If you have some repeating patterns that you need to change... stay tuned.

~A MountainWings Original~

   Thanks, Shari!


BONUS LOLLIPOP RECIPES: - Lollipops Recipes -
"Lollipops are an old-fashioned sugar candy favorite. You can vary the colors or flavors to suit your tastes. Make sure you have an accurate candy thermometer for this recipe!"


From - 05/18/14:

You Don't Need to Be a Weatherman...

It was two o'clock in the morning and a husband and wife were asleep when suddenly the phone rang.

The husband picked up the phone and said, "Hello? ... How the heck do I know? What am I, the weather man?" -- and promptly slammed the phone down.

His wife rolled over and asked, "Who was that?"

The husband replied, "I don’t know. Some guy who wanted to know if the coast was clear." 

1. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/29/143

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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Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

Words and Music by Howard Liebling and Marvin Hamlisch

Recorded by Lesley Gore (b. 02 May 1946), 1963

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
Everything that's wonderful is what I feel when we're together,
Brighter than a lucky penny,
When you're near the rain cloud disappears, dear,
And I feel so fine just to know that you are mine.

My life is sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
That's how this refrain goes, so come on, join in everybody!

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
Everything that's wonderful is sure to come your way
When you're in love to stay.

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
Everything that's wonderful is what I feel when we're together,
Brighter than a lucky penny,
When you're near the rain cloud disappears, dear,
And I feel so fine just to know that you are mine.

My life is sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
That's how this refrain goes, so come on, join in everybody!

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
Everything that's wonderful is sure to come your way
'Cause you're in love, you're in love,
And love is here to stay!

 "Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows" midi (sequenced by Ron Tilden) courtesy of - 05/19/07

"Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows" lyrics courtesy of - 05/19/10

Lollipops Image courtesy of - 05/18/07

Clip art of Three Lollipops used to form Divider Lines courtesy of  - 05/18/07

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!

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!

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

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 Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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

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