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06/03/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Jefferson Davis' 207th Birthday

“Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.”

Jefferson Davis
 (03 June 1808 - 06 Dec 1889)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We try to celebrate Jefferson Davis' birthday here every year, barring electronic difficulties or moving or such.....

BONUS - - Ashokan Farewell, Jay Unger and Molly Mason Family Band



From Robert O'Neal ('71) of VA - 06/01/15, 9:39 PM - "My Brother,   Danny R. O'Neal (NNHS1968)":

It is with great sadness that I am letting you know that my brother, Danny R. O'Neal (NNHS 1968) passed away last night after a sudden illness.

Danny's memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Temple Baptist Church in Newport News. The family will receive friends after the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church 235 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601.

Arrangements are by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

The obituary will be published in the Newport News, VA Daily Press newspaper tomorrow (Tuesday 6/2/2015).

Our sister,
Joyce Evelyn (O'Neal) Dail, also attended NNHS.

-- W. Robert O'Neal (NNHS 1971)

   Oh, Robert, I am so sorry to hear this! You and your family have my sincerest condolences. Although I never knew Danny, it is obvious from the outpouring of responses to his obituary that everyone who did loved and admired him for the fine man he was.

Dear Carol,

Thanks for all that you do for all of us.

-- W. Robert O'Neal (NNHS 1971)

   Certainly, Robert! It is my great privilege.


From Sherry Hensel Huycke ('69) of VA - 06/02/15, 5:38 PM - "  Tena Goodson Hensel (June '39)":

Appreciate prayers for my momma, Tena Hensel, and our family. She suffered a stroke this morning. She's still the strong lady that she has always been and remembers everything I said to her about it this morning when I got ready to call 911. Unfortunately she is paralyzed on her left side but she can still talk to us and understand everything. Thank you all.

   Oh, no, Sherry, I'm so sorry! Please give her our love and let her know that she is in our prayers - as are all of y'all!


   Happy Birthday today to  Bill Combs ('63) of MI AND      Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of GA AND   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

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

06 - Robert Hemintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57) AND  My Granddaughter,     Evey Harty of CA;

07 -    Fred Field ('45) of CA AND   Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA;

10 -         Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND the late    Eileen Casey Sparkman  (Ferguson HS - '68) (deceased 08/16/11)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


June 03, 1665 - James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England), defeated the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft.


June 03, 1923 - In Italy, Benito Mussolini granted women the right to vote.

June 03, 1938 - The German Reich voted to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."

June 03, 1940 - The German Luftwaffe bombed Paris, killing 254 people. Most of the people killed were civilians and school children.

June 03, 1940 - The Battle of Dunkirk ended with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.

June 03, 1941 - The Wehrmacht razed the Greek village of Kandanos to the ground, killing 180 of its inhabitants.

June 03, 1942 - Japan began the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island.


Thursday, June 03, 1965 - The Newport News High School Class of 1965 was graduated.

Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of IL - 10/13/01 Courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of  VA - 05/30/03
Thanks, Sandi!
Courtesy of Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA - 06/05/02 and 11/07/05
Thanks again, Chip!

Thursday, June 03, 1965 - The launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Ed White, a crew member, performed the first American spacewalk.

Thursday, June 03, 1965 - Actor and composer Jeff Blumenkrantz was born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Thursday, June 03, 1965 - Lawyer and politician Jonathan Djanogly was born Jonathan Simon Djanogly in Hammersmith, London, England.

Thursday, June 03, 1965 - Singer, bass player, and director (Phish, Rhythm Devils, and SerialPod) Mike Gordon was born Michael Eliot Gordon in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Thursday, June 03, 1965 - Swimmer Hans Kroes was born in Lisse, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands.

Thursday, June 03, 1965 - The Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore, was born Michael Kevin Moore in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/02/15:

“Our journey through life has periods of both good times and bad. Each presents different challenges. How we learn to adjust to the changes which come along depends on the foundation on which we build.”

-  L. Tom Perry
(05 Aug 1922 -
30 May 2015)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

    From Me ('65) of NC - 06/03/15:

   Speaking of moving, we moved back to Fayetteville four years ago today!

"And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness."

- 2 Nephi 5:27

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 06/02/15 - "You've Done These 25 Things If You're From Virginia":

   WONDERFUL! Thank you, Janice!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 06/02/15 - "Marine Corps Facts":

Marine Corps Facts

A MARINE and Superman once fought each other on a bet… The loser had to start wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants.

Most MARINES have a grizzly bear carpet in their room... The bear isn't dead; it's just afraid to move.

The MARINES have already been to Mars; that's why there are no signs of life.

Ghosts sit around the campfire and tell MARINE CORPS stories.

A MARINE can cut through a hot knife with butter.

Death once had a near-MARINE experience.

The MARINES are the reason why Waldo is hiding.

A MARINE can slam a revolving door.

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for US MARINES.

A MARINE once kicked a horse in the chin... Its descendants are known today as Giraffes.

A MARINE once got bit by a rattle snake... After three days of pain and agony – the rattle snake died.

When A MARINE does a pushup, he isn't lifting himself up, he's pushing the Earth down.

When a MARINE throws you into a bottomless pit, you hit the bottom.

A MARINE does not sleep... He waits.

A MARINE once made a Happy Meal cry.

You NEVER slap a MARINE.

A MARINE called 911 to order Chinese food and got it...

Guns are warned not to play with the MARINES.

A MARINE can give aspirin a headache.


Semper Fi



               ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Billy!

“It is kisstomary to cuss the bride.”

- Attributed to the Reverend William Archibald Spooner
22 July 1844 – 29 Aug 1930)


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Phenomenal Photos (#19 in a series of 29)":

  How in the world do they get these photos? The patience must be incredible.....

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!


BONUS GREY CROCHET PATTERN: and - Grey Shadows Scarf - "A combination of fun faux fur balls in one yarn, the elegant, subtly changing colors in another, accented by just the right touch of metallic glitter, make this scarf a unique fashion accent for your fall and winter wardrobe."

BONUS JEFFERSON DAVIS RECIPE: - "My aunt clipped this recipe from the newspaper many years ago. I found it among her recipe collection."

From - 06/02/15:
A policeman brought four boys before a judge.

"They were causing an awful lot of commotion at the zoo, your Honor," he said.

"Boys," said the judge sternly, "I never like to hear reports of juvenile delinquency.

Now I want each of you to tell me your name and what you were doing wrong."

"My name is George," said the first boy, "and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen."

"My name is Pete," said the second boy, "and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen."

"My name is Mike," said the third boy, "and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen."

"My name is Peanuts," said the fourth boy.


1. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 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, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @ 

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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  Ashokan Farewell

Words by Grian MacGregor
Music by Jay Ungar

The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashokan.
The pines and the willows know soon we will part.
There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken,
And a love that will always remain in my heart.

My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter,
The magic of moving as one,
And a time we'll remember long ever after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done.

Will we climb the hills once more?
Will we walk the woods together?
Will I feel you holding me close once again?
Will every song we've sung stay with us forever?
Will you dance in my dreams or my arms until then?

Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping
Over the lake the stars shine.
They wonder if you and I will be keeping
The magic and music, or leave them behind.

"Ashokan Farewell" midi and lyrics courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Dave!

First Image of Jefferson Davis courtesy of - 05/31/06

Second Image of Jefferson Davis courtesy of - 05/31/06

Confederate Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/31/06

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

 Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

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

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!

Graduation clip art courtesy of - 07/20/06

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