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05/20/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Jimmy Stewart's 105th Birthday

“I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy,
Doctor, I finally won out over it.”

- James Stewart
(20 May 1908 - 02 July 1997)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today is Jimmy Stewart's 105th birthday (but of course, you knew that!).  Thanks again to          Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA for his inspired selection five years ago of the perfect theme song for this occasion!

BONUS #1 - - Jimmy Stewart in the "Lost Cause" Scene from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939

BONUS #2 - - Jimmy Stewart on "What's My Line?", 1963

BONUS #3 - - Jimmy Stewart  - Bomber Pilot - narrating a slide show at Princeton, 1990

EXTRA BONUS #1 - - Movie Trailer

EXTRA BONUS #2 - - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Together For The First Time - James Stewart - John Wayne - in the masterpiece of four-time Academy Award winner John Ford

EXTRA BONUS #3 - - Gene Pitney - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - 45 rpm



... Pitney is also remembered for Burt Bacharach-Hal David song "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", which peaked at No. 4 in 1962. Though it shares a title with a 1962 John Ford western with the same title, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, starring John Wayne, the song was not used in the film because of a publishing dispute between Famous Music and Paramount Pictures...


   Happy Birthday today    Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!    

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 20, 1940 -
Holocaust: The first prisoners arrived at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz.

May 20, 1941 - Battle of Crete German paratroops invade Crete. The last of the Allies evacuated on May 31.

May 20, 1942 - Japan completed the conquest of Burma.

TODAY IN 1963:

Monday, May 20, 1963 - Baseball player David ("Boomer") Wells was born David Lee Wells in Torrance, California.

      From Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA - 05/19/13, 12:06 PM - "FYI":
Hi Carol....just to note ref      Harry Veazey (Class of 1956)... It is Harry Lee Veazey.

Thanks for all that you do.


   Thanks so much, Bobby! I had already copied a middle name of "Leon" from the 1956 Anchor, when I saw his obituary said, "Lee".  Then I had a dilemma - which to believe?  As the obituaries that day contained more than their usual number of typos, and as Harry's father's name was Leon, I chose to stick to my guns until a member of the family corrects me. Of course, if you are super sure you are right, I'll change it now!

      From Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA - 05/20/13, 1:34 PM - "RE:     Harry Veazey (Class of 1956)":

Lee it is.......

   Then changed it is!

   Thanks again, Bobby!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 05/19/13, 3:06 PM - "RE:     The President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC":
... Joe is doing great and prayers may be a bit much, but congrats. may be in store--just let him know "we-NNHS" are thinking about him!.
I am sorry to hear that you are still having problems--maybe the rain and dampness will soon stop and warm and mainly dry--we do need some rain, but not a week at a time--will take hold.

   Thank you so much, Wayne Honey! That's good to hear - all of it!

  From Carol Moell Marcella ('56) of VA - 05/20/13, 8:31 AM - "RE:     The President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC":
      Mickey (Marcella - '54 - of VA) says Joe Wingo is a very nice person. We are both happy that he is doing well. Thanks for the note about him.

Hope you and         Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) start feeling better soon.

Carol Marcella

   Your husband is absolutely right, Carol! Joe is - and always has been - one of the nicest guys around! Thanks so much, Pretty Lady! We're better today than yesterday, but this is seriously beginning to be ridiculous!

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/14/13 - "Don't Quit":
  GOOD WORDS! Thanks, Susan!  

From - 05/13/13 - "Work Life Balance":

Finding the True Meaning of Work Life Balance in Modern Times

By Dr. Mark Sirkin

Our daily lives are jam-packed with activities, appointments, and other responsibilities, all of which can create stress and anxiety, which may lead to family stress and conflict. Modern day families are prone to stress because family members, specifically parents, are required to work hard to provide for the needs of the family. Children, on the other hand, are exposed to various activities -- friends, homework, videogames, Facebook -- that take them away from their time with the family and may introduce additional stress in their lives as well. Work life balance is both a method and a goal to help families maximize quality time together.

The Myth of Work Life Balance
The term work life balance suggests that people give equal time and attention to all aspects of their lives. However, this is unrealistic because the demands of work and family simply aren't in balance. If your boss tells you that something is due by a certain deadline, or your child gets sick and needs to go to the doctor, those activities become a priority and balance goes out the window. The unexpected demands or unpredictable nature of modern life require a certain amount of flexibility as well as realism. You can't always plan for the unexpected, and sometimes you just have to drop everything to complete a project. These demands lead many parents, and even children, to feel stressed out because they feel they just can't do it all in balance.

The sad part about this is that the ideal of work life balance is not possible, if by this you mean a perfectly predictable life that is equally balanced between work and family responsibilities. This means that parents will often spend more time at the office than in the house with family while the children will often spend more time in school, with friends, and other activities, away from the family. Further, family members cannot expect to spend equal time between work and family life. Trying to achieve that kind of balance is almost impossible nowadays.

Understanding Life Satisfaction
Fortunately, family members can still strive to achieve work life satisfaction in lieu of work life balance. Work life satisfaction requires a focus on meaningful activities that yield a sense of satisfaction for work (or recreation) well done, rather than a perfect balance of time among several activities. Work life satisfaction does not dwell on the quantity of hours spent with each aspect of a person's life; instead, work life satisfaction helps a person focus on achieving quality time with the family or at work; making your time count for something important. Finally, a focus on work life satisfaction helps a person find ways to reduce stress and anxiety by focusing on outcomes rather than mere time.

Three Aspects of Work Life Satisfaction
Work life balance is the end result of a series of satisfying work life experiences. The essential components of this balance include attention to:

• Time management
• Clarity of values
• Communication

Time management focuses on allocating the limited time in a day to activities that are most important. Clarity of values helps each person be clear about what is most important to them, while communication is important to let each family member know what each person needs. Attention to these aspects will help families achieve the elusive goal of work life balance by maximizing instances of work life satisfaction.

About the Author:

Dr. Sirkin, the Official Guide to Work Life Balance, has been helping modern families for over thirty years as a family therapist, writer, and consultant, as well as a trainer of family therapists. "I didn't grow up wanting to be a family therapist," Dr. Sirkin has said, "I really was most interested in helping children. But when I started to work with children individually in psychotherapy, I realized I didn't have a chance: I got them for one hour per week, while the family had them for 167. I didn't couldn't effect real change unless I could somehow engage with the family."

  From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#33 of 36)":

  To make you smile.....

Happy Pet Day!!!

   AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!


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From - 05/19/13:

TEACHER: What do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer


PUPILS: A teacher.

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 05/20/13

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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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Music by Burt Bacharach (b. 12 May 1928)

Words by Hal David (25 May 1921 -01 Sept 2012)

Recorded by Gene Pitney (17 Feb 1940 - 05 Apr 2006), 1962

When Liberty Valance rode to town the womenfolk would hide, they'd hide
When Liberty Valance walked around the men would step aside
'cause the point of a gun was the only law that Liberty understood
When it came to shootin' straight and fast---he was mighty good.

>From out of the East a stranger came, a law book in his hand, a man
The kind of a man the West would need to tame a troubled land
'cause the point of a gun was the only law that Liberty understood
When it came to shootin' straight and fast---he was mighty good.

Many a man would face his gun and many a man would fall
The man who shot Liberty Valance, he shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all.

The love of a girl can make a man stay on when he should go, stay on
Just tryin' to build a peaceful life where love is free to grow
But the point of a gun was the only law that Liberty understood
When the final showdown came at last, a law book was no good.

Alone and afraid she prayed that he'd return that fateful night, aww that night
When nothin' she said could keep her man from goin' out to fight
>From the moment a girl gets to be full-grown the very first thing she learns
When two men go out to face each other only one retur-r-r-ns

Everyone heard two shots ring out, a shot made Liberty fall
The man who shot Liberty Valance, he shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all.

The man who shot Liberty Valance, he shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all.

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" midi courtesy of
at the brilliant suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/19/08
Thanks, Dave

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" lyrics courtesy of
also at the brilliant suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/19/08
Thanks again, Dave

First Image of Jimmy Stewart courtesy of - 05/19/08

Second Image of Jimmy Stewart courtesy of - 05/19/08

Animated Tumbleweed Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/19/08

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

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!!

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!

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