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06/20/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Turn! Turn! Turn!

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones
together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

 Ecclesiastes 3: 1 - 8 (KJV)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Summer is almost upon us, and as everyone knows the three months of summer don't last nearly as long as the three months of the other seasons, I thought we'd better herald its arrival a day early.

BONUS #1 - - Turn! Turn! Turn! - Pete Seeger, 1962

BONUS #2 - - Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds, October 23, 1965


     From Me ('65) of NC - 06/20/13 - "Yesterday's Trip to the Doctor":

  I went back to see my doctor yesterday (or rather my PA whom I adore, if for no other reason than because he gave me those miraculous and painless steroid shots in my knees two weeks ago).

   The first thing I found was that by cutting back on the carbs and cutting WAY back on the sodium, I lost twelve pounds in two weeks!  YAY!  Sure, it's "prolly" all water weight.  Now ask me if I care.....

   Next my BP was 126/70 - SUPER!

   Then I had some blood work done. All those results are not in, but I do NOT have diabetes! MORE YAY!

   He filled out the forms so I can get a handicapped sticker for the car!  WHOO-HOO!  The DMV paperwork listed seven qualifying possibilities; I scored on two of them: "Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest" (knees or no knees, I'm gonna be so short of breath by that time, I'll be in major distress), and "Is severely limited in their ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition" (there again, do not put unnecessary added wear and tear on what might be left of my knees).  STILL MORE YAY!

   My knees are still good from the steroid shots two weeks ago, and could remain so for as long as a year!  SWEET!

   Then my knees were X-rayed.  He said, "That's some BAAAD case of arthritis - bone against bone!"

   At last some validation - which I hope will at last silence all those people who keep telling me I just need to exercise.  Would they care to drive their car when the brakes are rubbing metal against metal??  No, I didn't think so!

   I had an EKG which showed that (despite rumors to the contrary) I really DO have a heart.  In addition to the previously diagnosed slight heart murmur (which he could not really hear then), I have some inferior wall damage to my heart.  I say, if you're gonna have some damage, it should be inferior, right? (Well, okay, inferior in this case simply refers to the bottom portion of the heart, but why mess up a good story?)

   I'm going to be seeing a cardiologist soon for a stress test on a treadmill (which sounds just ducky, I must say). I forgot to ask for a report on the possibility of congestive heart failure (which, complicated by emphysema, was the cause of my maternal grandfather's death).  I'll find out more about that from the cardiologist.

   So that's my story!


   Happy Birthday today to   Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND    Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND    Terry Haney ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

22 -     Jim Cobb ('66) of VA;

24 -     My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA;

25 - David Lundquist ('57) AND     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI;

26 -  Fred Eubank ('64) of TX;

27 - 
  Gene Duncan ('60) of VA AND Eddie Mirmelstein ('62) AND   Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND     My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 19, 1942 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Washington, DC, to discuss the invasion of North Africa with U.S. President Roosevelt.

June 19, 1944 - First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea: The U.S. won the battle against the Imperial Japanese fleet.

June 19, 1998 - Switzerland's three largest banks offered $600 million to settle claims they'd stolen the assets of Holocaust victims during World War II. Jewish leaders called the offer insultingly low.


Wednesday, June 19, 1963 - Rugby player and former Royal Air Force pilot Rory Underwood MBE was born in Middlesbrough, England.


June 20, 1940 - Italy began an unsuccessful invasion of France.

June 20, 1941 - German troops entered Russia on a front from the Arctic to Black Sea.

June 20, 1942 - The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, stole an SS staff car and escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp.

June 20, 1943 - British bombers attacked sites in Germany and Italy under Operation Bellicose. It was the first time "shuttle bombings" took place during the war.

June 20, 1944 - The Battle of the Philippine Sea concluded with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot”.

June 20, 1944 - Continuation war: The Soviet Union demanded an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive. Finnish government declined the demand.

June 20, 1945 - The United States Secretary of State approved the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to America.


Thursday, June 20, 1963 - The so-called "red telephone" was established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Thursday, June 20, 1963 - Musician Amir Derakh (Orgy, Rough Cutt, Julien-K, and Dead by Sunrise) was born Amir Davidson in Schenectady, New York.

Thursday, June 20, 1963 - Sportscaster Don West was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Thursday, June 20, 1963 - Mathematician Raphaël Salem (b. 07 Nov 1898 in Saloniki, Ottoman Empire [now Thessaloniki, Greece]), after whom are named the Salem numbers and whose widow founded the Salem Prize, died in Paris, France at the age of 64.

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 06/19/13, 12:23 AM - "Join Us This Friday - KENT BLAZY & The 4 Peace Band.....JUNE 21st":

  WOWZERS! Thank you, Terry - y'all have fun!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 06/19/13 - "Facts You May Not Know":

   COOL! Thanks, Dools!

From - 06/17/13 - "Summer Resolutions":

Summer Resolutions

By Danish Ahmed

We've all heard of "New Year's Resolutions" and probably have made quite a few in our lifetimes. And some of us have probably heard that making resolutions once a year is not enough, that we need to be more active and consistent in our goals. Yet we struggle to be as committed as those speakers who tell us to look at and evaluate our goals every week, or heaven forbid, every day!

Well, here's a stepping-stone that might be of great value to us: Summer Resolutions.

Here are some quick thoughts as to how Summer Resolutions can be so effective:

- Summer is half way through the year and a perfect time to reevaluate our New Year's Resolutions.

- Summer is a time when we're feeling grateful, excited, and free-spirited, which is a great place to be when setting goals.

- Many of us have more free time during the summer, time that our subconscious will utilize to strive for our goals, since we set them so recently.

- Many of us take long trips during the summer, allowing our minds to have extended periods of time to think, and naturally think about the goals that we have set.

- Some of us believe that goals are materialistic, and a fun-filled summer reminds us that goals of having fun, laughing, and enjoying life are as important as any other goal.

- With long days in the summer, we just might find more time to work on our goals.

- In the winter, we have just spent time with new family and friends, just ate lots of deserts at Christmas parties, may have traveled, may have an extra workload because of the holiday season, and just have spent a ton of extra money on Christmas presents - it's not the best time to set goals when we're at our worst.

And most importantly, remember that a "New Year's Resolution" defaults to be checked the following year. With a "Summer's Resolution", we will be tempted to check our success at the end of the summer, rather than waiting another complete year.

If you're someone who has become frustrated or resigned because of your lack of success in "New Year's Resolutions", try a Summer's Resolution. A Summer's Resolution can not only make our summer, it may also make our year!

Making Summer Resolutions

Some SMART distinctions.

Goals should be written down and have the following SMART attributes:

Specific. We need to have hard numbers on our goals. However, this is not to be confused with being "precise." It's okay to have ranges of numbers. In fact, it's better for the subconscious mind if we have a "minimum," "target," and "outrageous" goal set. That way, we have both the advantage of setting a high goal that we would love, and still be excited if we only achieve our "minimum."

Measurable. This is so we will know whether our goals are being achieved or not. This is not to be confused with being "comparable." Sometimes we set goals and then check and see how our friends, who may have similar goals, are doing. Goals are not meant to be compared with others. We want to compare our achievements with our own past.

Affirmative and Action-oriented. Our minds don't like to stop old habits, but love to create new habits. This doesn't mean that we need to be "achieve"-oriented and that all our goals should help us be more productive or successful. Goals can be about taking time off, having fun, living, laughing, and enjoying life.

Realistic. The subconscious mind will reject goals that are not realistic. However, "realistic" is not the opposite of "optimistic." We can have optimistic goals that are also realistic. In fact, these are the best types of goals to have.

Time-sensitive. Without a due date, we would never return a book to the library. Note that "time-sensitive" doesn't mean "time-constrained." We're allowed to go back to the library and borrow the same book again. So, let's not feel guilty if we haven't achieved a goal in a particular time-period. Let's reset the goal and go for it again.

Set new goals today so that you can have the best summer yet!

About the Author:

Danish Ahmed, Author, Speaker, Coach Ordinary Words ~ Extraordinary Power

     From Me ('65) of NC - 06/20/13 - "Mess with My Kid and...":


From My Friend, Lorren, of IL - 06/18/13 - "BigBoy Strawberry Pie":

I love strawberry pie and so does my sister. Brings back yummy memories from years ago and our favorite restaurant, Shoney's!
  Do you remember BigBoy Resturant? Here's the recipe for BigBoy Strawberry Pie:

BigBoy Strawberry Pie

2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 c. sugar
1 c. water
1/2 pkg. strawberry gelatin
strawberries, halved
1 baked 9 inch pie shell, cooled
Whipped topping

Blend together cornstarch and sugar. Combine in saucepan with water. Cook, stirring until thick 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add gelatin. Stir until dissolves.

Mix berries in gelatin before placing in pie shell. Pour into pie shell, let chill 2 or 3 hours.
Garnish with whipped topping. ENJOY!!!


   OOOH - YUMMY! Thanks, Lorren!

BONUS SUMMER CROCHET PATTERNS: - Summer Hat - Seashells Scarf - "So fresh and breezy! This scarf can be made from any worsted
plain or textured yarn. Such and fun project, which takes just a couple of hours. A perfect gift idea, too!"
- free online download

BONUS SUMMER RECIPES: - Summer Recipes - "Great recipes for the summer season. Delicious summer recipes for those lazy hazy days!"


From - 06/19/13:

A husband and wife were at a party chatting with some friends when the subject of marriage counseling came up.

"Oh! We’ll never need that. My husband and I have a great relationship," the wife explained. "He was a communications major in college, and I majored in theater arts. He communicates really well, and I just act like I'm listening."

1. Thursday, July 4, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/03/13

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                                   Love to all, Carol





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



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Turn! Turn! Turn!

Words adapted from The Old Testament of The Bible, book of Ecclesiastes

Music by Pete Seeger, 1959
(b. 03 May 1919)

Recorded by The Byrds, 1965

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late

"Turn! Turn! Turn!" midi courtesy of - 06/20/09

"Turn! Turn! Turn!" lyrics courtesy of - 06/20/09

Image of Doves courtesy of - 06/20/09

Garden Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/20/09

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

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated Defensive Praying Mantis (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 07/10/08

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