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06/11/07 - NNHS Newsletter
Richard Strauss' 143rd Birthday

"The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all,
but it is the most difficult to play."

- Richard Strauss
(11 June 1864 - 8 Sep 1949)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,      

   With a houseful of fun company, I wasn't really planning to issue a regular Newsletter today, but how could I resist reissuing this one from last year with such a wonderful MIDI file?!?

From Our Wizard of Wonderment,     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA  - 06/04/06 and 06/11/06:

.. Well, he has several MIDIs out there, but none is especially recognizable .... save one, and you know what that one is. Only problem is that it is short and will repeat several times while subscribers are reading the newsletter. One pass thru Zarathustra is usually enough; several passes are mind numbing.

I suppose you could advise readers to listen once or twice, then adjust their speaker volume to "0".

That being said, here is his most widely recognized piece ... thanks to Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke

Here is a very comprehensive page about him:

   David, you are my hero!   I simply made it so it wouldn't repeat.

   And I was delighted to see that once again we had selected the same background link.  Thank you so much, Captain!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/29/07 - "How I Spent That Tuesday Morning":

   Sustaining Underwriters and Emergency Responders - THIS IS THE MORE COMPLETE LIST!

   Obviously, this page is in the process of being seriously and completely revamped, almost on a daily basis.  As I am not sure which of y'all wished to remain anonymous, if you have contributed to either of these funds, please drop me a line (as some of y'all have) and let me know your wishes. I'll then replace each "Anonymous" listing with your name or other wording. Thanks so much!

  From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 06/06/08/07 - "The pace of change...":

If this guy has his facts right, there is a lot to ponder in this video:

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! This certainly causes you to take a deep breath and reflect on life, doesn't it?!? Thank you, Buster!

  From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 06/09/07 - "Thank You":

I wanted to give you a head's up. I sent along a little something in the mail to you today as a little thank you all you have done and in a small way to share what "HE" has given me... life has not always been fair...but it has been fun.
The road I traveled was one not always chosen, but it brought me to the place when I am... and for that I am grateful.
I hope life continues to bless and provide for you and know the many lives you have touched are wishing you well.

   WOWZERONI!!! Thank you, Terry!

   Sustaining Underwriters and Emergency Responders

From Patty Dunn of NC - 06/09/07:

I love reading your Newsletters even though I didn't go to NNH.  I wish our High School had done something similar.  Your hard work is obviously appreciated by all your fellow classmates.  It's great!
I have been in touch with Debbie McCall and am going to call Roxy today.  Thanks to your website, one of your schoolmates,   Jay Styles ('68 - of VA) found them for me.  I'm excited.  Thanks and I will continue to read your Newsletters. 

There is no greater therapy for the inside of a person than the outside of a horse...

   Well, Patty, we'd love to have you - and your mama - join us here "officially".  All we need is your full names, your high school, and your class year.  Just drop me another line, and we'll add y'all to our merry group:

   Thanks, Lady!

    From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 06/09/07:

Good Evening Miss Carol,
So sorry to hear about the young girl who drowned, my heart goes out to her family.  Parents should not out-live their children.  I can't even imagine losing a child. 
A couple of newsletters ago,   Ms. (Joyce Lawrence) Cahoon ('65 - of VA) sent a list of things that "we" did as we were growing up.  On the Country radio stations now (I listen to more and more country as I get older), there is a song by Bucky Covington that lists most of those things.  The title of the song is "A Different World", I think it is simply great......

 Take Care
Jay Styles, '68

   Thank you, Jay Sweetie!

  From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 06/09/07 - "newsletter 6/9":

Hi....just a "slight" the listing showing who is attending the birthday celebration picnic.....I DID graduate with you guys....NOT in 1968????'s still kinda' one place in the newsletter, it states that the picnic will be on the 23rd...etc.,etc....but then further down it states that same information but that the picnic is on the 30th!!! 
It IS still on the 23rd, right????

   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA -  06/09/07 - "RE: newsletter 6/9":

The picnic is on the 23rd.  The original announcement was never corrected, probably due to all the things Carol had going on.  I'm sure Carol will correct the class date as well.

Dave Arnold

   Okay, I changed Janice's graduation date to '65 (I have 20/800 + vision; it's amazing how similar 5's and 8's look to me....), but I've looked all over the place, and cannot find anything still saying "June 30".  Could somebody please send me that direct link so I can fix it?

   I've checked the front page, the large announcement and the Dates to Remember on the Newsletter itself, and the picnic page -  which clearly states both an original date and a change, and I'm not finding it.

   But then, as I said, I'm legally blind.....


  From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 06/09/07 - "Re: The Picnic Reunion Announcement???":

Thanks for putting me back in the class of  65.....the wrong date was in the last newsletter.....down at the bottom AFTER the notice about who's attending....Fred and I BOTH saw June 30th on the letter....but now it's NOT there??????

   I'm stumped.  I checked back on the last ten (non-Memorial type) Newsletters, because I construct them by cutting and pasting from former Newsletters, and I was afraid I may have chosen for that model one that was too old to contain the correct information, but I could find nothing there amiss:

   Then I checked the birthday-picnic reunion page itself, which is composed with the newest information at the top, for easy reference.  I had changed NONE of the content except the year of your graduation, but I did alter the color and size of the fonts towards the middle of the page (the 04/15/07 posting), to draw attention to the fact that the original information had been changed:

   I don't know what happened.  Must have been those gremlins again!

  From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 06/09/07 - "Re: The Picnic Reunion Announcement???":

Dear MUST have been those Gremlins....'cuz we saw June 30th....and then we couldn't find it again....weird!

   That's the only logical, reasonable explanation I can find, Janice.  They follow me around a lot, laughing merily at the mischief they cause...

   Thanks for your patience, Lady!

    From my Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro High, IL/American School, IL) of NC -  06/09/07 - "Kick his asK":

This was a video on     Nathaniel's (Harty - Hillsboro High, IL - '97 - of IL) webpage ( and I thought it was hi-larious.

Love ya,

   I've watched this precious little naughty baby girl at least four times now, and she just keeps making me laugh!  Thanks, Webby - and Faniel! I love y'all, too!

  From my Niece, Shari of VA - 06/10/07 - "Uplifting things and one giggle worthy for the Sabbath Day":

Have a nice Sabbath Day,
* * * ~ * * * ~ * * * ~ * * *  ~ * * *
Uplifting Moments--Painting dreams. Thought this may nicely tie in with the sleep research I sent out early in the week.
It really is as the title says painting dreams, and must be a great way to recall her dreams. How easy it is to forget.
If Tomorrow Never Comes.--A Goldie Oldie.
Had to sneak a giggle maker in this. The little boy is just too, too cute!
* * * ~ * * * ~ * * * ~ * * *  ~ * * *

  These are all quite fascinating in their own way, Shari.  On the last one, I just kept thinking that someone would have to be taking that adorable, hyper little boy HOME with them!  WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Lady!

  From my Niece, Shari of VA - 06/10/07 - "Hurt --- beautiful in sound and meaning":
Christina Aguilera - Hurt - A good tip to remember to show love to others while we can.

   Ohhhh - I've watched this video on television many times, Shari.  I've yet to see it without crying.  Thanks for this wrenching reminder.

    From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 06/10/07 - "Cows/The Constitution/ The Ten Commandments":

  1. Cows
  2. The Constitution and
  3. The Ten Commandments
- Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that our  government can track a single cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
  The Constitution - They kept talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq . Why didn't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart people, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.
  The Ten Commandments - The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this: You cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery", and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians.  It creates a hostile work environment.

   GIGGLES!!!  Good questions, all!  Thanks, Jay!


1. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES

2. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957

5. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL

6. Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Reunion - NNHS CLASSES OF 1941 AND 1942

7. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 14, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

8. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   As these six messages were consuming so much space on each Newsletter, I've decided just to publish the NEXT upcoming reunion on each Newsletter:

The NNHS Class of 1965 will celebrate their 60th Birthdays

 on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Shelter #12 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in NN from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. 

This will be an open event!  All NNHS classes - and others who read the website - are welcome!

Cost of the picnic will be $10.00 per person, and includes all food and beverages. Newport News Park allows only
non-alcoholic beverages to be served.
  Checks should be made out to NNHS Class of 1965 and mailed to Dave Arnold,
153 Exmoor Court, Williamsburg, VA 23185 as soon as possible in order that we may get a count for food preparation.
You may also pay at the event, but we need your name in advance for adequate planning.

  We look forward to seeing you in June!

 CONTACT: Dave Arnold at or call him at 757-618-6646.


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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 (Sunrise)


- Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra, Opus 30 (Sunrise)" midi (sequenced by Kevin T. Perez)
courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/11/06
Thanks, Dave!

First Image of Richard Strauss courtesy of - 06/10/06

Second Image of Richard Strauss courtesy of - 06/10/06

Blue to White Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/20/05

 Blue Diamond Blade Divider Line clip art courtesy of  - 03/20/05

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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

Cheering Smiley clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks so much, Al

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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