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06/08/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Count Every Star

“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count;
everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955 )

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This song popped into my head for some very good reason as I was riding down the highway in the broad daylight, but I can't remember what it was.....

BONUS - - Count Every Star



1. Roland McCoy ('45) of VA - 06/06/10 - "Thank You":

Am really impressed with your website and obvious dedication to your Alma Mater. Thank you for posting the 65th Reunion of the Classes of 1945 so quickly. Will continue to read your communications with much delight.

Roland McCoy

   Thank you so much, Roland - and for your donation, as well!

   As I cannot find your portrait in the June 1945 Anchor, I'm a-thinking you must be in the February 1945 Class. And as you seemed to enjoy the complimentary issues I sent you, I've added you to our regular Alumni / Mailing Lists:

   Welcome aboard!


   Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -         Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND Eileen Casey Sparkman (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA;

12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57) AND       My #3 Son,  Randolph Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '92) of IL;

14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND  Rosalee Wills Jecmenek ('65) of TX AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (wife of   George Konstant - '65 - of VA) AND    Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA AND    My Youngest Grandson, Buckley Harty of MA

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


June 07, 1940 - King Haakon VII of Norway, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government left Tromsø and went into exile in London.

June 07, 1942 - The Battle of Midway ended.

June 07, 1942 - Japanese soldiers occupied the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.

June 07, 1944 - The steamer Danae carrying 350 Cretan Jews and 250 Cretan partisans was sunk without survivors off the shore of Santorini.

June 07, 1944 - The Battle of Normandy – At Abbey Ardennes members of the SS Division Hitlerjugend massacred 23 Canadian prisoners of war.

June 07, 1945 - King Haakon VII of Norway returned with his family to Oslo after five years in exile.


June 08, 1941 - The Allies invaded Syria and Lebanon.

June 08, 1942 - Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shelled the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.


Monday, June 07, 1965 - The Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.

Monday, June 07, 1965 - Wrestler Mick Foley was born in Bloomington, Indiana.

Monday, June 07, 1965 - Footballer and singer Jean-Pierre François was born in France.

Monday, June 07, 1965 - Artist Damien Hirst was born in Bristol, England.

Monday, June 07, 1965 - Singer Christine Roque was born in France.

Monday, June 7, 1965 - Actress Judy Holliday (born Judith Tuvim on 21 June 1921 in New York City, New York) died from breast cancer in New York City, New York, at the age of 43.

TODAY IN 1965:

Tuesday, June 08, 1965 - Actor Kevin Farley was born in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, June 08, 1965 - Singer / dancer Rob Pilatus, best known as half of the pop music duo Milli Vanilli, was born. He was found dead of a suspected alcohol and prescription pill overdose in a hotel room in Frankfurt, Germany on 02 Apr 1998.

Tuesday, June 08, 1965 - Fascist Edmondo Rossoni (b. 1884 in Tresigallo, a small town in the Province of Ferrara, Italy) died in Italy.

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 06/06/10 - "Everyone's Birthday Party, Buckroe Beach, Oct 2":

Subject: BEACH TIME - Buckroe - Canepa Cottage Birthday Party for All on Saturday, Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm until ??  Please PASS THE WORD

Hi Everyone!!!!

It is that time again!!  Although we missed the Beach last year, We Are Back - Dick and I will be at the Canepa Cottage from Sep 15 thru Oct 14, and we look forward to seeing All of You ----------- the Welcome Mat is always out during the entire month - please feel free to stop by at any time.
If you call anytime during the month and you do not get an answer, we could be on the Glider on the Back Deck or I might be reading a book at the water's edge, so remember to call me on my Cell Phone:  817-845-1824.  If you knock on the front door and you do not get an answer, please walk around back and see if we are there.
If during the month or at the Party and you would like to sit on the beach and visit, please bring sand chair/s.
As we did last year - it is time to 'gather' again to celebrate yet another year!!!!!!!!  
The Birthday Party will be on
Saturday, October 2 from 2pm until ????????  The only Birthday Gift that you need to bring (in addition to yourself and sunshine) is something to eat OR drink if you prefer something different than Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks - which we will furnish.  
AGAIN, This year, please PARK past the Cottage turning at the SECOND LEFT into the condos area where there is a vacant parking lot.  If you are too tired and cannot make the walk up to the cottage, call me on my Cell and I will come and pick you up.  The parking spaces in the front of the house are for The Owner, The Renters on The First and Second Floor, Disabled Guests, previous Mystery Guests, Current Mystery Guest/s, and Overnighters.
Cottage (Wild and Wonderful on front and Happy Birthday Banner)
760 North 1st Street
Cottage telephone:  757-850-3194
Ev's Cell Phone:     817-845-1824
I will also have my new IPHONE:
Look forward to seeing each of you.
Love, Evelyn
   WHOO-HOO!!! Thanks so much, Ev! Y'all have fun! Wish I could join you again.

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 06/06/10 - "Old Movie - surprise!":

I remember a while back both you and your son were big into old movies - especially horror and/or sci-fi?

This may be of interest to you and anyone else who may have seen this movie. It was made in 1964 but the backlot story is of more interest than the movie itself which never had an official release. It wasn't even seen by people until it hit the television circuit after 1975. Why am I mentioning this? Because there is a documentary being made by an Emmy award winning producer and I am a part of it! Flew out to Denver, CO back in April to do my on camera parts of this 90-minute documentary which will hit the film festival circuits, theaters, cable, and eventually DVD. It is called "Creep!"

I will provide both a link to the website and a YouTube link for an advanced teaser trailer. You will see me in a quick blurb (no name listed for me in this one but I am at about 53 seconds in - the one with a white goatee). I am a major player as I gave what the producer called a "backbone" to the story. The original movie is entitled "The Creeping Terror" and is now considered the worst movie ever made but wasn't supposed to be that way. Art Nelson, producer-director-screenwriter-actor-etc... of the '64 movie was a con-artist and criminal of extraordinary extent, a psychopath who may have killed but definitely was a sadist, drug fiend, and escapee from prison living under various assumed named until his death. Even his ex-wife wrote a book about her abusive life with him called "Hollywood Con-Artist".

The producer Pete Schuermann, did a well know documentary with intro by Robin Wright Penn called "Haze" (2008) about the Hazing and 2004 alcohol death incident of Gordie Bailey in Boulder, CO. It won several awards. He also did the 50-anniversary documentary hosted by Julie Andrews for Disney World and done many high profile commercials as well as music videos and mini movies.

You Tube trailer in HD:

Film website in progress:

Eric S. Huffstutler
Bethel High '75

   WOWZERONI! That is WAAAAY cool (except, of course, they should have added your NAME!)! Thanks, Eric!

   Actually, I'm more of a film noir / mystery / 40s drama / WWII movie fan myself, while Nathaniel is much more of an expert and critic than I, with a much broader range as well.

   "I just know what I like."

   So I sent this on to him:

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 06/06/10 - "RE: Old Movie - surprise!":

Sounds cool. Looks interesting.

   Exactamundo! Thanks, Faniel!

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 06/07/10 - "Missing newsletter":
Hi  Carol,

My old problem of missing newsletters is back. If you recall, back when you were having so many problems with your old server I suddenly stopped receiving the NNHS newsletters. I tried everything I could think of with my e-mail settings, but nothing I tried worked. You were nice enough to try a couple of things for me to try to resolve the problem but still to no avail. However, when you changed servers, suddenly I started receiving them again. Everything was great until about the time you took a few days off when you were having company. A week went by, and then another and I thought, "Wow, she must be having a really good time," thinking they would start back any day but after another week I decided to go to the website and check the 2010 newsletters there and saw that I was again not receiving them. Maybe after the server change, it just took awhile for my e-mail provider to decide that these were spam but they aren't even showing up as spam. Then suddenly I received the one for June 4th. Maybe it just somehow slipped through my e-mail's defenses, because I didn't get one for the next two days which included D-Day's edition and I knew you would have one out for that day. I don't know what's going on but it just gets curiouser and curiouser. I am going to call my provider when I have an hour or two to sit and work with them over the phone and see if they can shed any light on it.

   YIKESARONI! If you ever figure out the cause of this goofiness, Sydney, please let me know what is causing it!

On another subject, a few years ago I got a virus on my computer from a forwarded e-mail and it was just such a disaster that consequently I never open forwarded e-mails (well, almost never - occasionally if I get one from one of my kids and absolutely know and trust the source I will open it) and I absolutely never forward a forwarded e-mail. I might send a forwarded message as an attachment to a separate e-mail again if I know and trust the source but I always let the recipient know that (as I did when I attached   Sandra Canepa's ('56 - of VA) attachment about      Joe Tolly ('56) to an e-mail to you). Anyway, I did get an e-mail (it was retyped and not forwarded) from one of my classmates and wanted to share at least a part of it so I am retyping just a bit of it. Again, I have not received all the latest newsletters so if I am repeating something already shared, I apologize but yesterday being the D-Day anniversary and Independence Day coming up in a few weeks, this seemed appropriate.
I do not want to make this political so I will only say that recently some of our politicians as well as some entertainers have been heard apologizing to other countries for our country's prior actions. In the early 60's JFK's Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all U. S. military out of France as soon as possible. Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?" DeGaulle did not respond. You could have heard a pin drop.

There were several other examples of how some of our other former patriots handled negative comments about our country, but this one sums it up as well as any of them. I did not check them for complete accuracy but if they are not 100% accurate, they should be.
Proud to be an American!
Sydney Dearing

Thanks so much, Sydney! I did check it - and it's true!

After President of France Charles de Gaulle withdrew France from the common NATO military command in February 1966 and ordered all American military forces to leave France, President Johnson asked Rusk to seek further clarification from President de Gaulle by asking whether the bodies of buried American soldiers must leave France as well.[11] Rusk recorded in his autobiography that de Gaulle did not respond when asked, "Does your order include the bodies of American soldiers in France's cemeteries?"[12][13]

  From Rick Harman ('65) of VA - 06/07/10 - "Checking In":


Every few years I check in.  I am probably one of the least active members of the site or maybe even the class.  I do enjoy reading updates and the various communications with the letters.  I actually went to the website for the first time in quite awhile today as I am home this afternoon.  I don’t know what you need from me, but you could publish my email which is different from the one listed; it is, and also you have my permission to place my class photo in the alumni section, and my birthday is September 14th and you can place that somewhere when the time comes.  

I do hope that I can make this year’s gathering in October.  I am supposed to go to California about the same time but hopefully I can get it worked out.  You are very good with this site and it is unbelievable.  We all owe you a debt of gratitude for doing this work.

Thanks, Carol, and take care.     


   Hey, Rick, it's good to hear from you! I was just thinking about you and all the kids who lived near us in the late 50's and all the fun we had during those innocent times:

   I switched your email addy on the contact page, and added your birthday to our roll:

   I would have bet some big bucks that your senior portrait had been scanned and posted years ago. Fortunately for me, I don't gamble..... I've added it now:

   I hope you're able to make it to the Reunion this fall, Rick!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 06/07/10 - "Tea Party Crowd Stunned":

-----Beautiful - Gave me goose-bumps !! -----
Herman Cain led a Q&A session at the Douglas County Tea Party...the crowd was not expecting what happened next... - Tea Party Member Stuns Crowd!

 Thank you so much, Norris! I added a bit of background to which Mr. Cain alluded:

Monday, June 14, 1954 - FLAG DAY - The words "under God" were added to the United States Pledge of Allegiance.

Monday, July 30, 1956 - A Joint Resolution of Congress was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower (b. 14 Oct 1890 in Denison, Texas), authorizing "In God We Trust" as the U.S. national motto.

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to       Dave Arnold ('65) of VA and      Me ('65) of IL - 06/07/10 - "Quisenberry":

Do either of you recall any Typhoon(s) by the name of Quisenberry?

While waiting in line at a Delta gate in La Guardia to be rebooked after several flight cancellations, I struck up a conversation with a couple. Most of us were there due to the cancellation of a flight to Norfolk, so it was logical to enquire. They were headed for Richmond, but the lady said that she had grown up in NN. Of course, we began zeroing in on common people, dates, and places. A few iterations later, she said she had grown up in East End and her mother had attended NNHS. I asked what year, she faltered, and I suggested that she do the math. She said her mother was 60, so guessed a class in the 66-69 time frame. I asked her mother’s name: Quisenberry. She said that she also had an uncle who attended. I said that the name sounded familiar.

I just looked through my Anchors, but could find no one.

Ring any bells??

   It rings a bell, Captain, but a very faint one, indeed.....

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

   Thanks, David!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 06/07/10 - "Check out YouTube - Ray Stevens - Come to the USA": - Ray Stevens - Come to the USA

   SAD GIGGLES! Thanks again, Norris!


  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!


ArcaMax Jokes - 06/07/10:

A Noise...

My wife has not spoken to me in three days. I think it has something to do with what happened on Sunday night when she thought she heard a noise downstairs.

She nudged me and whispered, "Wake up, wake up!"

"What's the matter?" I asked.

"There are burglars in the kitchen. I think they're eating the tuna casserole I made tonight."

"That'll teach them!" I replied.


Flying United

A flight attendant on a United Air Lines cross-country flight nervously announced: about 30 minutes outbound from LA, "I don't know how this happened, but we have 103 passengers aboard and only 40 dinners."

When the passengers' muttering had died down, she continued, "Anyone who is kind enough to give up his meal so someone else can eat will receive free drinks for the length of the flight."

Her next announcement came an hour later. "If anyone wants to change his mind, we still have 29 dinners available!

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. Saturday, June 26, 2010 - The NNHS Classes of 1945 will hold their 65-Year Reunion at Warwick Forest Retirement Community. For additional information, please email Roland McCoy at - CLASSES OF 1945

3. 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

4. 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

5. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

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                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
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Count Every Star

Written by Bruno Coquatrix (05 Aug 1910 - 01 Apr 1979), Sammy Gallop (16 Mar 1915 - 24 Feb 1971), and Michel

Recorded by Linda Scott (b. 01 June 1945), 1962

Count every star in the midnight sky
Count every rose, every firefly
For that's how many times I miss you
Heaven knows I miss you

Count every leaf on a willow tree
Count every wave on a stormy sea
Count every star and darling when you do
You'll know the times I have cried for you

Count every leaf on a willow tree
Count every wave on a stormy sea
Count every star and darling when you do
You'll know the times I have cried for you

"Count Every Star" midi courtesy of midi courtesy of - 06/08/10

"Count Every Star" lyrics courtesy of - 06/08/10

Image of Artist's impression of the O star binary LH54-425, an LMC system, courtesy
- 06/09/10 (sic)

Blue Neon Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/25/06

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!

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 - 03/24/03

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

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

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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