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05/30/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mel Blanc's 105th Birthday

“That's all folks!”

- Mel Blanc
(30 May 1908 - 10 July 1989)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

  For pure joy, Mel Blanc was a major figure in my youth and childhood.  What a delight he was!

BONUS #1 - - Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices - 1 hour and ten minutes - worth every second

BONUS #2 - - Mel Blanc with Jack Benny - Classic Routine

BONUS #3 - - Moe Howard-Mel Blanc "Strictly for Laffs" Unsold Pilot - 22 minutes long



   Happy Birthday today to    Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND   JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;

02 -     Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA AND    Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA;

03 -     Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR;

04 -        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL AND   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA;

05 -     Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of UT;

06 - Robert Hemintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



May 30, 1941 - Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climbed on the Athenian Acropolis and tore down the Nazi swastika.

May 30, 1942 - 1000 British bombers launched a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.

May 30, 1958 - Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, were buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.


TODAY IN 1963:

Thursday, May 30, 1963 - A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination during the Buddhist crisis was held outside South Vietnam's National Assembly, the first open demonstration during the eight-year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem.

Thursday, May 30, 1963 - Journalist and television host Élise Lucet was born in Rouen (Seine-Maritime), France.

Thursday, May 30, 1963 - Chemist and astronaut Helen Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom.


     From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 05/29/13 - "What We Eat":


This is all over the Business News this AM.

What's next -- selling the James River Bridge?


Smithfield to Be Sold to Chinese Meat Processor

  10:45 a.m. | Updated

Shuanghui International of China agreed on Wednesday to buy the American meat processor Smithfield Foods for about $4.7 billion, in one of the biggest moves by a Chinese company into the United States to date.

Under the terms of the deal, Shuanghui, which is the largest pork processor in China, will pay $34 a share for Smithfield, 31 percent above the company’s closing share price on Tuesday.

The deal is meant to give Smithfield, one of the world’s biggest pork producers, entryway into China. Smithfield has looked for ways to export its meat to the country, one of the biggest markets for pork, as growth in other markets has slowed.

The company eventually settled on a deal with Shuanghui, a Chinese counterpart that it has known for four years.

But it will likely draw close government scrutiny over Chinese food standards, especially amid a number of incidents like a recent scare over bird flu. Though Smithfield has argued that the deal is meant to sell American pork outside of the country and not import Chinese products, regulators are likely to ensure that the company does not lower its quality standards.

Shuanghui, also known as Shineway, is China’s largest pork producer and is owned in part by an investment firm run by Goldman Sachs. It has around $1.6 billion of assets and factories across China, as well as operating in other Asia countries like Japan and Korea, according to the company’s website.

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The company, based in central China, is the parent company of the Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development Company, which has been listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange since the late 1990s.

In 2011, Shuanghui was at the center of a meat scandal after some of its farms were found to have fed a chemical harmful to humans to livestock.

The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, is expected to close in the second half of the year.

Shares in Smithfield leaped over 25 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday, to $32.50. They have risen nearly 28 percent over the past 12 months.

Barclays and the law firms Simpson Thacher & Bartlett andMcGuire Woods are advising Smithfield Foods, while Morgan Stanley and the law firms Paul Hastings and Troutman Sanders are advising Shuanghui.

Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA

      GASP! OH, NO! Say it isn't so! Oh, I suppose it is. This is dreadful, horrifying news. Thanks for sharing it, though, Fred!


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/29/13 - "Today, He just wants you to be happy!":

Today, He just wants you to be happy! 
("Joy of the Lord" by
 Greg Olsen)
  Just in case you need a little nudge, try at least one of the following:

Count your blessings.
Give someone a hug.
Make a new friend.
Find something nice to do for someone else.
Say "I Love You" to someone (maybe that someone could be you).
Watch something that will make you laugh out loud.
Call an old friend.
Watch the sun set.
Think about your mom.
Or simply SMILE - life is meant to be enjoyed.


   Thank you so much, Susan! I do so love this painting!


From My Friend, Crystal, of Northern VA - 05/29/13 - "Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies":

  HMMM! Thanks, Crystal!


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/29/13 - "The Tongue":

  SO VERY TRUE! Thanks again, Susan!


afghan_cross_stitch/design/patterns/crochet/blankets - 
$3.80 - May or may not be free (?!?)


BONUS BUGS BUNNY RECIPES: - Bugs Bunny Bagels,186,155177-226194,00.html - Bugs Bunny Carrot Cake - Bugs Bunny Bars



From - 05/29/13:

Two drunks were in a bar partying like fools. They were drinking boiler makers, buying rounds like there was no tomorrow. They were dancing, calling each other "professor," and generally causing quite a stir. When asked why such a celebration, they boasted that they just finished a jigsaw puzzle & it only took them 2 months!

"TWO MONTHS?!" cried the bartender. "That's ridiculous. It shouldn't take that long!!"

"Oh yeah?" says one drunk. "The box said 2-4 YEARS!"


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

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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"Looney Tunes" midi courtesy of - 05/31/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08

Thanks, Dave!First Image of Mel Blanc courtesy of - 05/30/08

Second Image (1976) of Mel Blanc courtesy of - 05/30/08

Looney Tunes clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 05/30/08

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


Looney Tunes Theme


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!!

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of - 02/05/08

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

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