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06/02/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sir Edward Elgar's 153rd Birthday

There is music in the air, music all around us,
the world is full of it and you simply take as much as you require.”

- Sir Edward Elgar
 (2 June 1857 - 23 Feb 1934)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today marks the fourth year we've celebrated Elgar's birthday here, but with a different composition each time: - featuring Land of Hope and Glory - featuring the Enigma Variations - featuring Chanson de Matin

BONUS - - Elgar's Imperial March - The Mormon Tabernacle Pipe Organ



   Happy Birthday today to      Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL AND    Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA;
05 -
    Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of NV (now in school in UT);

06 - Robert Helmintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57);
07 -    From Fred Field (June '45) of CA
AND   Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


June 02, 1941 - The Massacre of Kondomari: German paratoopers murdered Greek civilians in the village of Kondomari. The shooting was the first of a long series of mass reprisals in Crete and was orchestrated by Generaloberst Kurt Student, in retaliation for the participation of Cretans in the Battle of Crete which had ended with the surrender of the island only two days earlier. Men, women and children were forced to gather in the village square. Then, a number of hostages was selected among the men while women and children were released. The hostages were led to the surrounding olive groves and later fired upon in cold blood. The exact number of the victims is unclear. According to German records, a total of 23 men were killed but other sources raise the toll to about 60.

June 02, 1944 - The United States began "shuttle bombing" in Operation Frantic. The operation was created solely to destroy Germany's war economy.

TODAY IN 1965:

Wednesday, June 02, 1965 - Autobiographer and journalist Jim Knipfel was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Wednesday, June 02, 1965 - Cricketer fraternal twin brothers Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh were born in Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/31/10 - "R.I.P.":

Paul Gray - April 8, 1972 – May 24, 2010 age 38

Art Linkletter - July 17, 1912 – May 26, 2010 age 97

Gary Coleman - February 8, 1968 – May 28, 2010 age 42

Dennis Hopper May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010 age 74
Here is a video of Paul Gray--(not to give preference to him), but on Wikipedia they only show him masked...what slipknot is known for. Ahh - got to me bad, seeing Corey Taylor crying. I at one time did not enjoy this band as I have since I quit trying to read into things. He was just a humble guy.

   Thank you, Shari!

    From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO - 05/30/10 - "amazing":

I knew Our Father liked to relax and play with His Creation!

Amazing pictures and 1 minute for God.


God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor. 

   Thank you for all of these delightful images - and the prayers, Paul! Blessing to you and your, too!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/31/10 - "The Money Bear":

This was sent to me in another language, but not hard to get the drift.
Please send back to me as we all need good luck and financial blessings. It's worth a try!

The Money Bear

All the times that you receive this BEAR, comes to your life a lot of love, a lot of Money extra or a good news, therefore I have muchisisima FAITH!

The Bear of the money, of the love and of the success!

You send it to 6 good friends bears or family. A good money to appear in 4 you gave and receive a great news!!

To 12 good friends bears or family. A fortune to appear in 2 you gave and the love will arrive at your door..

Is not play..

Tendras and unexpected financial luck. ...!!!!


   Thanks again, Shari! Apart from any attendant blessings, I found both the image and the wording to be quite charming!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/31/10 - "For Tuesday":

"There's a new nasal spray that uses the 'cuddle hormone' oxytocin to help men feel more affectionate. I thought I was clearing my sinuses with Afrin, and I ended up spooning with my pharmacist."

- Jimmy Fallon

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Odd facts-from Bizarre News

Bizarre news is usually accurate--some of these facts seem not so, but I checked the first and sure enough it is.

The first McDonald's restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich.

The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard.

The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes in a 24-hour period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet of a 4-lane concrete freeway.

Because printed materials are being replaced by CD-ROMs, microfiche and the Internet, libraries that previously sank into their foundations under the weight of their books are now in danger of collapsing in extremely high winds.

In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.
[This one I kind of believe.]

Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels.
*I could not validate this. That is super gross, though.

University of Virginia researchers released a study promoting the practice of nose picking, claiming that the health benefits of keeping nasal passages free from infectious blockages far outweigh the negative social connotations.

If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey.
[Seems like somebody forgot about the Conservation of Matter law.]

Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.
[Get out the paint brushes and rollers, boys.]

In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden in the models' turn-ons and turn-offs. The plan was scrapped because of a staple shortage due to rationing of metal.
[That would have been quite an achievement since Playboy was founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953.]

Although difficult, it's possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.

== == ==

   GIGGLES! Thanks again, Shari!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 06/01/10 - "5/31 letter":

Hi Carol,

So happy to see you feeling better!

Your letter today was really nice. Enjoyed it a lot - thanks to everyone, too.

Linda May '66

  "Feeling better?" Did I say that?!? Hmmm. Well, um, I do have occasional "good" days (relatively speaking), but I'm rather beginning to think my warranty has expired.....

   Thanks, Linda May! I'm so glad you enjoyed the Holiday Edition!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 06/01/10 - "For those of us who remember........":

You don't have to use "four letter words" to be funny! Just go back and remember and enjoy!!

Hollywood Squares:

These great questions and answers are from the days when ' Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course..

Q. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat? 
A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness!
(The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!)

Do female frogs croak? 
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough. 

If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it. 

 True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.. 
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes. 

 You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman? 
A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake. 

According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married? 
A.. Rose Marie: No wait until morning. 

 Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older? 
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.. 

 In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say 'I Love You'? 
A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty.. 

 What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get Enough'? 
A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment. 

 As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking? 
A.. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget.

 Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather? 
A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily. 

 Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year? 
A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries. 

 In bowling, what's a perfect score? 
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy. 

It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other? 
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures. 

 During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet? 
A.. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom. 

 Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls? 
A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out. 

 When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do? 
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark? 

 If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to? 
A.. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark. 

 According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people? 
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army. 

 It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it? 
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected. 

Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do? 
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth. 

 Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant? 
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant? 

When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex? 
A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him 

 Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they? 
A. Charley Weaver: His feet. 

 According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed? 
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh


   AMEN! Thanks, Wayne Honey!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 06/01/10:


As a nightclub owner, I hired a pianist and a drummer to entertain my customers. After several performances, I discovered the drummer had walked away with some of my valuables. I notified police, who arrested him.

Desperate for another drummer, I called a friend who knew some musicians. "What happened to the drummer you had?" he asked me.

"I had him arrested," I replied.

My friend paused for a second and asked, "Wow...How badly did he play?"


Marriage Wisdom

When a woman in my office became engaged, a colleague offered her some advice. "The first ten years are the hardest."

"How long have you been married?" she asked.

"Ten years," came the immediate reply.


1. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

5. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

6. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

7. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM - 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at: - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/01/10

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Imperial March

Composed by Sir Edward Elgar, 1897, written to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
 (2 June 1857 - 23 Feb 1934)

Elgar's "Imperial March" midi (sequenced by Robert Finley) courtesy of - 06/02/10

First Elgar Image courtesy of - 06/02/07

Second Elgar Image courtesy of - 06/02/07

Gold Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/05/06

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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

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

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

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!

Animated Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of - 06/02/10

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