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06/14/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Flag Day

“When Freedom from her mountain height
Unfurled her standard to the air,
She tore the azure robe of night,
And set the stars of glory there.”

- Joseph Rodman Drake, The American Flag
 (17 Aug 1795 - 21 Sept 1820)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Naturally, this holiday celebration repeats each year that we are able:

BONUS #1 - - You're a Grand Old Flag

BONUS #2 - - You're a Grand Old Flag - U.S. Army Band - Letter from Iraq, July 4, 2008 - created for Independence Day, I think it fits here quite well also



  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/14/10, 11:15 AM - "Update on     Brother Monty (Phillips = '62 - of VA)":

First - Thank you for asking about Monty and the rest of the family and for praying for us....especially Monty.
A few months ago, we had a scare.  His tumor markers had risen to 367.  Dr. Mattern changed his chemo.  He has been pretty uncomfortable due to a  hernia.  This has made it difficult to sleep and get enough rest.  Side effects of chemo have been no fun either.  Last week, Dr. Mattern called Monty at home and gave him happy news.  His tumor markers were down to 80.  Of course, he called me and his loyal cousin Lanny with the good news.  By the time I tracked    Cookie (Phillips Tyndall - '64 - of VA) down, she already knew.  Good news travels fast.  It should!  We love good news.
Pancreatic cancer is no little thing!  Monty has done well with a very serious condition.  It is due to a strong will and faith on his part and many prayers from many of you.  Please keep it up.  Nothing is too big or bad for God to fix.  Thank you and
Love to you all!
PS   Thanks to Annette and Cookie for keeping food going his way, too.  He (and I) really appreciate it.

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks, Dearest Judy! Give Monty our love!


   Happy Birthday today to 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 (who is turning two)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

17 - Dino Vretos ('57) AND   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);

20 -   Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA;

21 - Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND    Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND    Terry Haney ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 13, 1942 - The United States opened its Office of War Information.

June 13, 1942 - The United States established the Office of Strategic Services.

June 13, 1944 - Germany launched a counter attack on Carentan.

June 13, 1944 - Germany launched a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets.


June 14, 1940 - Paris fell under German occupation, and Allied forces retreated.

June 14, 1940 - The Soviet Union presented an ultimatum to Lithuania resulting in Lithuanian loss of independence.

June 14, 1940 - A group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnów became the first residents of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

June 14, 1941 - June deportation, the first major wave of Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, began.


Sunday, June 13, 1965 - Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca was born in Madrid, Spain. The younger daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain, she is seventh in the line of succession to the Spanish throne, after her siblings, Felipe and Elena and their children.

Sunday, June 13, 1965 - Footballer Vassilis Karapialis was born in Larissa, Greece.

Sunday, June 13, 1965 - Composer and drummer Lukas Ligeti was born in Vienna, Austria.

Sunday, June 13, 1965 - Actress Lisa Vidal was born in New York City, New York.

Sunday, June 13, 1965 - Philosopher Martin Buber (מרטין בובר‎) (b. 08 Feb 1878 in Vienna, Austria) died at his home in the Talbiyeh neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel at the age of 87.

Sunday, June 13, 1965 - Politician David Drummond (b. 1890 in Lewisham, Lewisham, New South Wales, Australia) died in Armidale, New South Wales at the age of 75.

TODAY IN 1965:

Monday, June 14, 1965 - Apparently nothing at all noteworthy happened on this day.

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 06/13/10 - "     Norm Covert ('61 - of MD)":


I can't find Norm's email since Devan got me a new computer and lost lots of info.
Please put this in your newsletter.

Dear Norm,

  Sonny (Goodson - '66 - of VA) and I are so sad to hear about your little sister.   It is so hard to lose those we love, those special people who have made our lives better and brighter.   Our hearts go out to you and your family.
Call or write when you can.

Cousin Frances

   Thank you, Frances! I posted this here as well:

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 06/13/10 - "Change Email Address":

Please change my email address in your address book from __________________ to _______________.
Frank A. Saunders
   Gotcha! Thanks, F.A.!

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 06/13/10 - "God's Cake":

This is about the best thing I've ever read as an explanation. 
We all wonder many, many, many times over, WHY?

God's Cake

Sometimes we wonder, "What did I do to deserve this?" or "Why did God have to do this to me?"

Here is a wonderful explanation! A daughter is telling her mother how everything is going wrong - she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her, and her best friend is moving away.

Meanwhile, her mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, "Absolutely. Mom, I love your cake."
"Here, have some cooking oil," her mother offers.
"Yuck" says her daughter.
"How about a couple raw eggs?"
"Gross, Mom!"
"Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?"
"Mom, those are all yucky!"

To which the mother replies: "Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!"

God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!

God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.

Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well enjoy the ride.

I hope your day is a piece of cake.

   Thanks, Paul - great reminder!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/12/10 - "HAVE A HAPPY WEEKEND - Last for a while":

  I'm sending this out early. I have too much to do and so little time. I hope next week is a good one for you. Will write when I get settled.

~ Take Care and God Bless ~ 
Web Movie---Finding Joy

Good Equipment

An amateur photographer was invited to dinner with friends and took along a few pictures to show the hostess.

She looked at the photos and commented, "These are very good! You must have a good camera."

He didn't make any comment, but, as he was leaving to go home he said, "That was a really delicious meal! You must have some very good pots."


"Get this." said one drinker to his friends at the bar, "Last night while I was here with you guys, a burglar broke into my house."

"Did he get anything?" his friends asked.

"Yeah, a broken jaw and two teeth knocked out. The wife thought it was me coming home drunk."

Old Friends
Mary and Jane are old friends. They have both been married to their husbands for a long time; Mary is upset because she thinks her husband doesn't find her attractive anymore.
"As I get older he doesn't bother to look at me!" Mary cries.
"I'm so sorry for you, as I get older my husband says I get more beautiful every day." replies Jane.

"Yes, but your husband's an antique dealer!"


The Stairs

This morning I stood at the top of the stairs to our basement and watched my two-year-old son journey down the stairs.

He was on his way to catch his mother. He was afraid his mother would leave without him and head for his school. I desperately wanted to take him by the hand and walk him down the stairs. But I knew that if I never let him do it on his own, he would always depend on the balancing power of his father's hand.

Instead, I simply stayed close behind ready to move in an instant if he appeared to fall.

With his little legs and fragile sense of balance, he could not just walk down the stairs like an adult could. He sat down on his bottom and scooted down the first step.

Then he scooted down the second step.

By this time, his mother had made it to the garage to load the other two kids.

As I watched him scoot step by step, I was reminded of the steps all of us have to take in life. Just like my son, we have to take one step at a time.

We step at the rate and posture where we can maintain our balance, until we reach the end of the stairs.

If we move too fast or maintain too lofty of a posture, we will tumble down the stairs.

If we move too slow or stop moving altogether, we could get left behind or hold up the kid behind us.

Looking at all of the stairs at one time looks scary; focusing on one step at a time and conquering that step is not so scary.

My two-year-old, like many adults, did not know the father stood behind him lest he fall, nor did he realize that his mother would have waited for him to arrive.

Even though you are older than two, how are you moving along your stairs of life?

~A MountainWings Original by James Bronner~


What is the cost?

A thought came to me the other day. The more I thought about it, the more serious and thought provoking it became.

Just imagine if you had to pay for the blessings you depend on for your daily survival or if they were in the hands of some human being.

1. The breath of life (one intake of air). Think about it, your air supply tank on your back; it is running low, so you pull up to the refill station money in hand and the attendant tells you - I am through for the day. Or you see a sign that says closed for stocktaking, or closed for repairs - comeback next week.  Or they are on a nationwide strike because they feel unappreciated for the work they do and are not getting enough pay.


Then the thought extended to other areas.
2. A good night sleep
3. Happiness
4. Peace of mind
5. Appetite
6. Digestion
7. To eliminate
8. The functioning of your endocrine glands
9. To be able to see, hear, smell, touch, taste. (The five senses)
10. The value of good friends
11. The ease with which we can call on our Heavenly Father
12. The ability through Him to stay calm in times of trouble.

The list is endless, I am sure you can think of more yourself. Try it.

~A MountainWings Original by Hugh Weekes, Trinidad,  W.I.~

   Thanks so much, Shari - and best wishes with your move!


  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 - 06/13/10:

Wedding and Golf?

The bride came down the aisle and when she reached the altar, the groom was standing there with his golf bag and clubs at his side.

She said, "What are your golf clubs doing here?"

He looked her right in the eye and said, "This isn't going to take all day, is it?"


Free Fridge

Some guy bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying "Free to good home, You want it you take it".

For three days the fridge sat there without even one person looking twice at it. He eventually decided that people were too un-trusting of this deal, looks too good to be true, so he changed the sign to read "Fridge for sale $50".

The next day someone stole it.

1. 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

2. 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

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 06/14/10

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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You're a Grand Old Flag

- George M. Cohan
(3 July 1878 - 5 Nov 1942)

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

"You're a Grand Old Flag" midi and lyrics courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/04/06
Thanks, Dave!

Antique Postcard Image bearing American Flag courtesy of - 06/13/09

Gold Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/13/09

God Bless America Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/13/09

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!

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

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!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

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