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06/23/13 - NNHS Newsletter - (Since You've) Gone

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness,
but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.”

- Washington Irving
(03 Apr 1783 - 28 Nov 1859)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ahh, another sad old love song.....

BONUS #1 - - Gone - Ferlin Husky

BONUS #2 - - Gone - Ferlin Husky, some years later


"Gone" is a 1957 single by Ferlin Husky. The song was Ferlin Husky's second number one on the country chart where it stayed at the top for ten weeks with a total of twenty-seven weeks on the charts [1]. "Gone" also crossed over to the Hot 100 peaking at number four [2].


       Millie Shockley Wainwright, the older sister of our beloved Junior Band Director,  Miss Janice Shockley, passed away this week.  Expressions of condolence, appreciation, or both may be sent to Miss Shockley at The Devonshire, 2220 Executive Drive, Hampton, VA 23666. 

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

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

29 -   Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA AND    Patricia Eken Miller ('66) of VA;

30 - Blaine Crum ('57)

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 23, 1940 - German leader Adolf Hitler surveyed notable sites in newly defeated Paris in now German-occupied France.

June 23, 1941 - The Lithuanian Activist Front declared independence from the Soviet Union and formed the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasted only briefly as the Nazis occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.

June 23, 1942 - The first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz took place on a train load of Jews from Paris.

June 23, 1942 - Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 was captured intact when it mistakenly landed at RAF Pembrey in Wales.

June 23, 1943 - The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sank the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoed the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.

June 23, 1945 - The Battle of Okinawa ended when organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapsed in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.

June 23, 1948 - Currency reform in Berlin: Berlin was divided into two different currency zones.


Sunday, June 23, 1963 - Golfer Colin Montgomerie was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently on a joint military operation in NC) - 06/22/13 - "Thought you would like this, Mom.":

Thought you would like this, Mom.
This bus is what the big wigs rolled up
on site with. The other side has more
hoorah stuff on it.
Me briefing Japanese and Norwegian Visitors.
SSG P________ is the soldier in the
foreground; I'm behind him.
Here it is more
Also the British
This is us in front
of our radar.

It was a joint and coalition exercise: largest Bold Quest to date over the last decade. We were proving Mode5 lethal interrogations: mainly against US and Italian Targets - some German as well. Bold Quest had over 1300 participants... I forget how many nations were there... it was to see how ground, air, and maritime platforms talked to one another via Link 16. Pretty cool exercise. Plus for me it was good professionally. I seemed to be well liked for my efforts over the past 6 months by some big hitters in the JDAT and joint fires civilians communities. I want to get into the Acquisitions (testing) branch in a few years, so it was very helpful.

   WOWZERONI! That is really impressive! Thank you so much, Brent! Did I mention how very proud of you we are - and always have been??

 From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 06/22/13 - "New Mid East Wall. Did you know?":

New Mid East Wall. Did you know?

This is just west of Chicago, and I didn’t even know anything about it.

I didn't know anything about this till I got this. YET another story the US Media has failed to tell us...
The Wall for Middle East Killed in Action (Very Impressive Tribute)
I never knew it existed...
This is a great tribute to those who have given their all to protect, us in the Middle East. 

    WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Wayne!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/22/13 - "You need a laugh!":

  Moose Hunters


"The photograph features an amusing juxtaposition of the usual hunter / prey relationship (the two deer-swilling moose are an especially nice touch), but that's all it is. Driving with one's vision impeded by a head covering and causing multiple traffic accidents falls far outside the realm of a joke, and no news account documents any such occurrence of multiple 'moose head shock' vehicle collisions having taken place on a Maine interstate (or anywhere else)."

     Thanks, Dearest Judy! This is delightful!





From - 06/22/13:

For a couple years I've been blaming it on lack of sleep and too much pressure from my job, but now I found out the real reason: I'm tired because I'm overworked.

The population of this country is 237 million. 104 million are retired. That leaves 133 million to do the work. There are 85 million in school, which leaves 48 million to do the work. Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government, leaving 19 million to do the work. 2.8 million are in the Armed Forces, which leaves 16.2 million to do the work. Take from the total the 14,800,000 people who work for State and City Governments and that leaves 1.4 million to do the work. At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals, leaving 1,212,000 to do the work. Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons. That leaves just two people to do the work. You and me. And you're sitting at your computer reading jokes.  

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

                       Love to all, Carol





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


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(Since You've) Gone

Recorded by Ferlin Husky, 1957
(b. 03 Dec 1925)

Since you've gone, the moon, the sun, the stars in the sky know the reason why I cry
Love divine once was mine; now you've gone
Since you've gone, my heart, my lips, my tear dimmed eyes, a lonely soul within me cries
I acted smart, broke your heart, now you've gone
Oh, what I'd give for the lifetime I've wasted
The love that I've tasted; I was wrong; now you've gone

Oh what I'd give for the lifetime...

“(Since You've) Gone” midi courtesy of - 06/22/10

“(Since You've) Gone” lyrics courtesy of - 06/22/10

"Gone" Image courtesy of - 06/22/10

Pebble Divider Line clip art courtesy of  - 05/01/03

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

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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