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06/22/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Open Arms

“Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love
you will find that you are left holding only yourself.”

Leo Buscaglia
(31 Mar 1924 - 11 June 1998)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme song was originally suggested by my tellybision.

BONUS #1 - - Open Arms - Journey

BONUS #2 - - Open Arms - Journey (live version)


"Open Arms" is a song by American rock band Journey. It was released as a single from their 1981 album, Escape. Co-written by band members Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, the song is a power ballad whose lyrics are an empowering plea to a lover to forgive past wrongdoings and agree to start anew. It is one of the band's most recognizable radio hits and their biggest US Billboard Hot 100 hit, reaching number two in February 1982 and holding that position for six weeks...[1]

Journey's recording of "Open Arms" has been described as one of the greatest love songs ever written;[2][3] VH1 named the song as the greatest power ballad of all time.[4] Mike DeGagne of AllMusic has described it as "One of rock's most beautiful ballads", which "gleams with an honesty and feel only Steve Perry could muster."[5]


 From Jeff Fox ('69) of LA - 06/21/16, 5:25 PM - "Passing of Samuel "Sammy" J. Fox":

Don't know if you handle the obit action but my 1st cousin, Samuel J. Fox died this past Friday, June 17,2016 in Tucson, AZ due to illness. Sammy was the valedictorian of his 1966 Class. Graduated from Duke University. Leaving behind a wife and children.

Thanks for your assistance.
Jeff Fox

   Oh, Jeff! I'm so sorry to learn this sad news!

   Yes, I am the one to handle the obituaries; I often just do not handle them well, as in this instance. Sammy and I were in a number of the same classes and organizations over the years, and I really enjoyed knowing him. I didn't know until now that he was his class valedictorian, but I am certainly not surprised; his intelligence shown around him like a light. May his memory be for a blessing always.

   Search as I may, I have so far been unsuccessful in finding his obituary (which is upsetting me even more), but I have posted him on the Memorial Page for the Class of 1966, and added his passing to a yellow bar on the Newsletter link. Thank you so much for letting me know; please convey my sincerest condolences to your family.


   Happy Birthday today to     Jim Cobb ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Bobby Ball ('63) AND Faye Pearce Nalls ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

25 - David Lundquist ('57) AND the late   Glenn Dye ('60) (deceased 11 June 2016) AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI;

26 -  Fred Eubank ('64) of TX;

27 - 
  Gene Duncan ('60) of VA AND Eddie Mirmelstein ('62) AND Richard Honeycutt ('63) AND   Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND     My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL;

28 -  Andrew Puckett ('57) AND        Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA;

29 - Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 22, 1940 - France was forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany, on terms dictated by the Nazis.

June 22, 1941 - Germany invaded the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. (The Soviet 22 June Song is dedicated to this day.)

June 22, 1941 - The June Uprising in Lithuania began.

June 22, 1941 - Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merged into one group.

June 22, 1941 - Erwin Rommel was promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.

June 22, 1942 - In France,
Pierre Laval declared "I wish for a German victory".

June 22, 1942 - V-Mail, or Victory-Mail, was sent for the first time.

June 22, 1944 - Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.

June 22, 1944 -
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill, to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war.

June 22, 1944 - Saipan fell the U.S. Marines and Army which led to the collapse of Hideki Tojo's government.


Wednesday, June 22, 1966 - Racing driver Michael Park was born Michael Steven Park, probably in Newent, Gloucestershire, England. On 18 Sept 2005 he died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident on the final leg of Wales Rally Great Britain when his Peugeot 307 WRC left the road and struck a tree.

Wednesday, June 22, 1966 - Actress was born in Paris, France.

Wednesday, June 22, 1966 - Cyclist Dean Woods was born Dean Anthony Woods in Wangaratta, Australia.

Wednesday, June 22, 1966 - Hurdler Thaddeus Shideler (b. Thaddeus Rutter Shideler on 17 Oct 1883 in the USA) died in the USA.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/18/15:


“It will be alright in the end. Trust God and believe in Good Things to Come.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland
b. 03 Dec 1940)

   Thanks so much, Susan!



  From Wanda Thornhill Gatewood ('62) of VA - 06/21/16 - " Mrs. Nettles":

Mrs. Nettles lived the in The Chesapeake (Virginia Baptist Home) on Harpersville Road the last few years of her life. My mom lived there as well and I was there several times a week. I saw Mrs. Nettles often and would sit and talk to her about NNHS. She knew who I was at first but as time went on she would call me     Brownie (Shaffer Haracivet - '62 - of VA) and then correct herself.  She was still lovely and sweet and would hold my hand and talk abut her years at NNHS. She said she was so blessed to have so many young people that she loved. I assured her that we were the ones who were blessed and she was loved by so many. The last time I saw her she kissed my hand and told me she had such a wonderful life and NNHS was a big part of her joy. I didn't know that would be the last time I would see her. Now I am in tears.

   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 06/21/16 - " Mrs. Nettles":

I had Mrs. Nettles as a teacher and enjoyed our classes! To my remembrance she was one of my best teachers - and always had a smile on her face!

   Thank you so much for your touching remembrances, Wanda and Butch! I added your remarks to her Teacher page, and in so doing noticed what a shambles it was. Apparently it was one of the first pages added to the Teachers section back in 2002, and I must have been upset when I last updated it. I added her photo from the 1952 Anchor (which was not available to me earlier) as well, so it's a bit better now.

   I posted Wanda's remarks to the page for The Chesapeake in Our Old Stomping Grounds as well. I'm always so happy to be able to add comments to my two favorite sections on the NNHS65 website!

“The mind, placed before any kind of difficulty, can find an ideal outlet in the absurd. Accommodation to the absurd readmits adults to the mysterious realm inhabited by children.

- André Breton
(19 Feb 1896 - 28 Sept 1966)


Crochet Puff Stitch Hat - "Earlier this year, I published a crochet puff stitch hat pattern in teen and adult sizes and even a pair of puff stitch fingerless gloves to match! These patterns were welcomed with open arms and became quite popular..."


Open Arms Recipes - Easy Hamburger Chili - "... I am glad I gave chili a try because now it is one of my favorite soups when I am in need of something to warm my insides. Not only is chili a great way to warm up, but it is packed with nutritional benefits. Chili is a great source of fiber, protein, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. Without even realizing it, you are getting a bowl full of nutrients when you eat chili!"


From - 06/21/15:

After cleaning his patient’s teeth, the dentist accompanied the five year old boy to the reception area, only to see him struggle with the oak door.

“It’s heavy, isn’t it?” asked the dentist.

“Yes,” he said. “Is that so children can’t escape?”


1. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/20/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take good 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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Open Arms

Words and Music by Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain

(Journey, 1981)

Lying beside you, here in the dark
Feeling your heart beat with mind
Softly you whisper, you're so sincere
How could our live be so blind
We sailed on together
We drifted apart
And here you are by my side

So now I come to you, with open arms
Nothing to hide, believe what I say
So here I am with open arms
Hoping you'll see what your love means to me
Open arms

Living without you, living alone
This empty house seems so cold
Wanting to hold you, wanting you near
How much I wanted you home

But now that you've come back
Turned night into day
I need you to stay.


"Open Arms" midi courtesy of - 06/22/09

"Open Arms" lyrics courtesy of - 06/22/09

"Open Arms" Image courtesy of - 06/22/09

Rainbow Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/22/09

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

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!!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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