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06/12/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Rose Garden

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming
of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead
of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”

- Dale Carnegie
(24 Nov 1888 - 01 Nov 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   It's true.....

BONUS - - Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson, 1973


"(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden" was the title of a song written by Joe South, that is best known as recorded by country singer Lynn Anderson. Her late 1970 release topped the U.S. country chart, reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and remained the biggest selling recording by a female country artist until 1997.[citation needed]

... In the song, initially recorded by South himself, the narrator explains to his/her lover that though their relationship is not perfect, they should be grateful for the good and accept the bad along with it (as the chorus of the song repeats, "I beg your pardon; I never promised you a rose garden").


   Happy Birthday today to Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57) AND       My #3 Son,  Randolph Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '92) of IL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND Kay Walker Gray ('57) AND        Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX;

17 - Dino Vretos ('57)
Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA;

18 - The late
 Mimi Weger Green ('40) - 1923 (deceased 15 Mar 2010) AND    Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND Mike Leonard ('68) of VA AND  Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71);

19 - Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) AND Doris Landon Lewis ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


June 12, 1929 - Anne Frank was born in Germany. She wrote in her diary about growing up in occupied Amsterdam during World War II. She died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945.

June 12, 1940 - 13,000 (some sources say 54,000 ?!?) British and French troops surrendered to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux, on the northern Channel border.

June 12, 1942 - Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday and made her first entry. The diary documented her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II.

June 12, 1943 - Germany liquidated the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. 1,180 Jews were led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.

June 12, 1987 - Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

TODAY IN 1965:

Saturday, June 12, 1965 - Musician and writer Filip Topol was born in Prague.


  From John "J" Harrison ('58) of GA - 06/10/10, 6:21 PM - "Nuel Quisenberry Class of 1960":

Thanks for all you do, I so look forward to the newsletters...keeps me in touch with VA and our alums all the way from GA.

   Thank you, J, I really appreciate that!
       Dave Spriggs' ('64 - of VA) meeting a Quisenberry in NY, I thought of Nuel Quisenberry NNHS Class of 1960.
John "J" Harrison

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 06/10/10, 10:12 PM - "Quisenberry":

Just a comment that may or may not relate to  
        Dave Spriggs' ('64) VA query about the name Quisenberry. Whether related or not, I shared first trombone music with Bill Quisenberry when we were members of the band at then-new Warwick Junior High School in '56 and '57. I believe Bill lived in Beaconsdale and it wouldn't have been unusual that his family would have pushed north up Jefferson Avenue from Newport News. Bill did graduate from Warwick High School in 1961. He was a good musician and had a decent rock'n roll combo in those days. Our class is now average age of (gulp) 67 and rising.  Warwick Jr. High of course became Ferguson and I guess today it's Christopher Newport U.

From Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 06/11/10, 8:26 AM - "Quisenberry":

His name was Nuel and he lived in the apartments. His father I think was owner/President of Horne Brothers Shipyard, but they moved out of Stuart Gardens while he was still young.

Take care and I hope to see you this summer.


     From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 06/11/10, 9:36 AM - "Quisenberry":

In reference to Dave's query, I do not know if he had a sister, but I believe the brother he is referencing is Nule or Nole Quisenberry. He was an old timer that graduated around the same time as my sister,   Neta Mae, in 1960.
Best regards,
Rip Collins
   Thanks so much, J, Norm, Gary, and Rip! 

    Nuel Quisenberry, Class of 1960, hmm? So I whupped out my handy-dandy 1960 Anchor to scan his image, and found not Nuel, but   Marnet Bettie Quisenberry.  Marnet was pictured with the Junior Class in the 1959 Anchor as well, but still no Nuel.  The plot thickens. I'm so confused.....

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 06/11/10 - "  Roland McCoy (June '45 of VA)":

Hello Carol,        Friday 6-11
Surprised and delighted to see classmate Roland McCoy's appearance in the 6-08 issue. He appears on page 25 of the June 1945 Anchor as Ardell McCoy.
Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA




     Well, I saw that, of course, but I didn't want to jump to one of my wild conclusions.

   I love this description - and isn't he just adorable?!?

  Thanks so much, Fred!


   I added this to your Alumni Page:

 - Much of this page is still largely "broken" - especially within the Class of 1958 - but I'm working on it.....

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 06/11/10 - "Westgate's New Family":

How cool is this! They were born in the water fall at Westgate Resort where    Sylvia (Hall Hammond - '66 - of UT) works.


   AWWW! Aren't they precious?!? Thanks, Phil - and Sylvia!

 From Patti Anderson Marshall ('65) of CA - 06/11/10 - "Change of Email Address":

Please change Patricia Marshall's email address from _________________  to her new address which is ______________________ for all future notices and correspondence. 

   Gotcha! Thanks, Patti!

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX - 06/11/10 - "June 19 Trip to St. Louis":

... (My friend) Laurie had walked to (our friend's) Kayley's house, so I drove her home with all of her "groceries". While there, I was mentioning the fact that         Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of TX) was going to the St. Louis area for a little less than 2 weeks here at the end of the month, and I was bummed I didn't get to go. There was no way we could afford 7 plane tickets, and it would be almost as expensive to drive our Suburban there. So we decided that just he'd go, since he's deploying soon, and won't see his family for a year. And it's been over a year since he's seen them last.

Anyway, Laurie offered to watch the kids if just I wanted to go. I'd never considered the possibility of leaving the kids with someone. I told her I'd have to go home and mull it over, and see if it was feasible.

I checked my PayPal account, and I had $300 in it. And the tickets costs almost $400. So really, I'd just have to come up with $100 for a plane ticket. That's not too bad :) I found a flight at the same time as Brent's for departure, and picked one a week later for coming back. Leaving on a Saturday, and arriving back in El Paso on a Friday night. That way, I'd only be gone from the kids for a week, but would still get a "get away" with my hubby before he deployed.

It took me about an hour to get the tickets all lined up, and bought, and arrangements made. OMGosh, Laurie. You're AWESOME! I love ya, hon!!!!

   WHOO-HOO! That's such fabulous news! Thanks, Sweet Bethany! See y'all next week!   

  From Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA - 06/11/10 - "The new senior health care plan":

Carol, thought I would send this for fun. Take care and thanks for all you do for us Typhoons.


Senior health care solution, according to Maxine

Senior Health Care Solution

So you're a senior citizen and the government says no health care for you, what do you do? 

Our plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and 4 bullets.  You are allowed to shoot 2 senators and 2 representatives.  Of course, this means you will be sent to prison.

There you will get three meals a day, a roof over your head, and all the health care you need!  New teeth, no problem.  Need glasses, great.  New hip, knees, kidney, lungs, heart?  All covered. 

And who will be paying for all of this?  The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care.  Plus, because you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income taxes anymore.


      I love it! Thanks, Tommy!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/11/10 - "music":
Shinedown- Fly From the Inside
Shinedown - Burning Bright
Heroes - A Better Man
Train - Hey Soul Sister (Lyrics)

   Thanks, Shari - nice mix!


  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 - 06/11/10:

Running Errands

Freddie was eighteen years old, friendly, and eager to do things right. Unfortunately, he wasn't especially bright. He had just started his first job, as a delivery boy and general "go-fer" at a furniture warehouse. His first task was to go out for coffee.

He walked into a nearby coffee shop carrying a large thermos. When the counterman finally noticed him, he held up the thermos.

"Is this big enough to hold six cups of coffee?" he said. The counterman looked at the thermos, hesitated for a few seconds, then finally said, "Yeah. It looks like about six cups to me."

"Good," Freddie said. "Give me two regular, two black, and two decaf." 

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, July 23 and 24, 2010 - The Hampton HS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. Friday's gathering will be at the Hampton History Museum. - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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!

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

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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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(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden

Words and Music by Joe South (b. 28 Feb 1940)

Performed by Lynn Anderson (b. 26 Sept 1946), 1970

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There's gotta be a little rain sometimes.
When you take, you gotta give, so live and let live,
Or let go.
I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.

I could promise you things like big diamond rings,
But you don't find roses growin' on stalks of clover.
So you better think it over.
Well, if sweet-talkin' you could make it come true,
I would give you the world right now on a silver platter,
But what would it matter?
So smile for a while and let's be jolly:
Love shouldn't be so melancholy.
Come along and share the good times while we can.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There's gotta be a little rain sometimes.

Instrumental break.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.

I could sing you a tune or promise you the moon,
But if that's what it takes to hold you,
I'd just as soon let you go, but there's one thing I want you to know.
You better look before you leap, still waters run deep,
And there won't always be someone there to pull you out,
And you know what I'm talkin' about.
So smile for a while and let's be jolly:
Love shouldn't be so melancholy.
Come along and share the good times while we can.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There's gotta be a little rain sometimes.

"Rose Garden" midi courtesy of - 06/14/10 (sic)

"Rose Garden" lyrics courtesy of - 06/14/10 (sic)

Image of Rose Garden courtesy of - 06/14/10 (sic)

Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot find that information now, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05

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

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

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!

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!

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

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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