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06/25/10 - NNHS Newsletter
The Lady in Red

When you love someone, all your saved-up
wishes start coming out.

- Elizabeth Bowen
(07 June 1899 - 22 Feb 1973)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  This is another of our "rerun" Newsletter themes - first seen exactly four years ago today, and each year thereafter:

BONUS - - The Lady in Red - Chris De Burgh


   Happy Birthday today to David Lundquist ('57) AND     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Fred Eubank ('64) of TX!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

27 -    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);

01 -    the late Julius Benton ('58) (deceased 20 Nov 2008) AND    Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX;

02 -   Fred Mays ('60) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 25, 1941 - Finland declared war on the Soviet Union.

June 25, 1944 - The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, began.

June 25, 1947 - The Diary of Anne Frank was published.

June 25, 1948 - The Berlin airlift began with the Soviet Union tightening its blockade of Berlin by intercepting river barges heading for the city.

June 25, 1987 - Austrian President Kurt Waldheim visited Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. The meeting was controversial due to allegations that Waldheim had hidden his Nazi past.

June 25, 1999 - Germany's parliament approved a national Holocaust memorial to be built in Berlin.   

TODAY IN 1965:

Friday, June 25, 1965 - No major events, no noteworthy births, no newsworthy deaths.  Who knew?!?

   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 06/24/10, 12:24 PM - "Roselle Harvey Mays":


My mom, Roselle Harvey Mays, is 95 today...whew, makes me feel tired to think of getting that old!

Blessing and favor, Cheryl

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Cheryl! A Belated Very Happy Birthday to her!

Roselle Harvey Mays

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 06/24/10 - "When to take a senior citizen's license away!":

From      Rip (Collins - 65 - of TN), a video of his last speeding ticket!

When to take a senior citizen's license away!

     Thanks, Wayne Honey!

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX - 06/24/10, 3:54 PM - "Me & my niece Kaiya :)":

  AWWW! Thanks, Bethany!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Hillsboro, IL
Bethany and Kaiya

     From Me ('65) of IL - 06/24/10 - "Cleaning Off My Camera":

Sunday, May 2, 2010
Collinsville, IL
Sunday, May 16, 2010
O'Fallon, IL
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Hillsboro, IL
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Glen Carbon, IL
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Edwardsville, IL
Rachel's 14th Birthday Mary, Andrew, and Lewis Kaiya - 8-1/2 Months Thunderstorm (as usual) Carol and Bethany
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Winchester, IL
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Edwardsville, IL
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
William Clark's Grave
Bellefontaine Cemetery
St. Louis, MO
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Alton Confederate
Prison and Cemetery,
Alton, IL
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Piasa Bird,
Great River Road,
Alton, IL
Brent and Bethany Paul and Brent Andrew Brent and Andrew Brent and the Piasa Bird

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 06/24/10:


Don't know if we have any country music fans out there or not, but I just had two concerts this week with Allen Frizzell, younger brother to
Lefty Frizzell (31 Mar 1928 19 July 1975), and David Frizzell (b. 26 Sept 1941), who are country music legends. Allen used to be all country, but has gone into Country Gospel. He told me he used to be married to Shelly West (31 Mar 1928 19 July 1975), daughter of Dottie West (b. 23 May 1958). He is a great singer.


   WOWZERS! COOL BEANS! Thanks for sharing that with us, Glenn - and Happy Birthday!

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 06/24/10 - " Definitions":

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are the winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
2. Ignoranus : A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
3. Intaxicaton : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
4. Reintarnation : Coming back to life as a  hillbilly.
5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
6. Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
7. Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very, very high
8. Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
9. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
11. Karmageddon : It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious
12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
13. Glibido : All talk and no action.
14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.
The  Washington  Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
And the winners are:
1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.
6.Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.
7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.
11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.
12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.
14.Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

    Thanks, Dicky!

From - 06/01/10 - "Virtues":

The Ten Essential Virtues of Love

By Dr. Charles D. Schmitz and Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz

This morning, a great friend of ours sent along an article that we were really taken with. For those who have read our book, Building a Love that Lasts (Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2010), you may recall a chapter entitled, "A Tribute to Lasting Love" (pp. 259-262). In this chapter we highlighted the wonderful six-decade marriage of Sandy and Pris, whom we had interviewed for our book.

Over the years, Sandy and Pris have been advocates for "character education" for young people. They have been very philanthropic when it comes to this passion of theirs.

As we thought about the article by Dr. Tom Lickona based in his book entitled Character Matters: How to Help our Children Develop Good Judgment, Integrity, and Other Essential Virtues (Simon & Schuster 2004), we were struck by the similarity of the "virtues" he believes essential for "strong character" and the virtues we have discovered in our research over the years about successful loving relationships.

1. The first essential virtue highlighted by Dr. Lickona is "
wisdom." According to Tom, wisdom is the master virtue that directs all others. Wisdom "tells us how to put the other virtues into practice -- when to act, how to act, and how to balance different virtues when they conflict" such as "telling the honest truth" even when it "might hurt someone's feelings." We refer to this notion often in our book when we speak of the importance of honesty in our relationships with those we love.

2. The second virtue is
justice according to Dr. Lickona. "Justice means respecting the rights of all persons." In our book, we refer to this virtue as the Golden Rule -- mutual love and respect for each other.

3. The third virtue is "
fortitude." According to Lickona, "fortitude enables us to do what is right in the face of difficulty." Or, more succinctly, doing the "hard right instead of the easy wrong." As we discuss in our book, all successful loving relationships have hard times, great challenges, and failures. More importantly, however, those whose love lasts a lifetime have overcome the challenges in life and have been strengthened by them. Overcoming these challenges together makes for a stronger and even more loving relationship. Fortitude is the strength to carry on even when we find it hard in our relationships to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

4. "
Self-Control" is the fourth virtue. In its simplest terms, "self-control is the ability and the strength to govern ourselves -- to control our temper and to regulate our appetites and passions." It is as Lickona says, the "power to resist temptation." All marriages and loving relationships have their temptations. Trust us on that. The successful couples don't act on their temptations; hence, they survive and thrive. Read the chapter in Building a Love that Lasts entitled Character in Love and Marriage (pp. 9-11).

5. The fifth virtue according to Lickona is "
love" -- "the willingness to sacrifice for the sake of another." Successful loving relationships quickly learn that their relationship is not about "you" or "me." It is about "we" and "us." We write about these notions extensively in our book. Suffice it to say, people who are truly in love do not spend their time finding fault with each other -- they do not spend their time putting down or belittling each other. They find strength in the virtues of each other. They love each other in the truest sense of the word.

6. As the purveyors of positive love, we really like Lickona's sixth virtue -- "
positive attitude." We once heard a speaker say, "If you frown, you frown alone, but a smile is infectious!" Maintaining a positive attitude is a great virtue. Who wants to be around negative people? Successful loving relationships work like this as well. If your spouse or your lover is always in a negative mood you will work hard not to be around them. The choice of being negative or positive is ours. Choose positive!

7. "
Hard work" is the seventh indispensable virtue, according to Lickona. If you want to be successful in love and life you must work hard. Nothing worth having in a relationship comes easy. You must earn it. Love is something you earn. As we say all the time, the simple things required to make love work take lots of hard work, day in and day out, throughout the life of the loving relationship.

8. Our favorite virtue is "
integrity." As Lickona says, "Integrity is adhering to moral principle, being faithful to moral conscience, keeping your word, and standing up for what we believe." In love and marriage, you don't cheat on the one you love! You don't lie to the one you love. You are faithful to the one you love. There are no exceptions to this basic virtue. To truly love someone is to tell the truth to them and to yourself.

9. Dr. Lickona reminds us that "
Gratitude is often described as the secret of a happy life." We would offer that gratitude is the secret of a successful loving relationship. We must show gratitude for the one we purport to love. We should always take the time to thank those we love for their support, their understanding, their sacrifice for us, and for their love. Always show your gratitude to the one you love. They will love you for it!

10. And finally, the tenth virtue according to Dr. Lickona is "
humility." Humility "makes us aware of our imperfections and leads us to become a better person." And like in love and marriage, "humility enables us to take responsibility for our faults and failings (rather than blaming someone else), apologize for them, and seek to make amends." To be truly in love in our opinion requires us to recognize that we are not the center of the universe -- that the world does not revolve around us. People who are truly in love, learn from each other, they respect each other, they value each other, and they recognize that in the best loving relationships, personal humility allows us to understand the simple notion that trying to prove you are right when you are clearly wrong, is not a virtue. Trying to win a senseless and pointless argument is not a virtue. It is good to be humble!

We would encourage you to read more of Dr. Lickona's work and you will see as we do that his "essential virtues" are, in many ways, a mirror of our "seven surprising secrets of a successful marriage."

About the Author:
As America's #1 Love and Marriage Experts and award-winning authors and the Official Guides to Marriage, Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz help international audiences answer questions about love, marriage and relationships. With 26 years of research on love and successful marriage across six continents of the world and their own 43-year marriage, the Doctors know what makes relationships work.


  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 - 06/24/10:

Perplexing Riddle

"It's time to see how clearly you can think," the teacher said to his class. "Now, listen carefully, and think about what I'm saying. I'm thinking of a person who has the same mother and father as I have. But this person is not my brother and not my sister. Who is it?"

The kids in the class furrowed their brows, scratched their heads, and otherwise showed how hard they were thinking. But no one came up with the right answer.

When everyone in the class had given up, the teacher announced, "The person is me."

Little Jeffrey beamed at learning the answer. "That's a good one," he said to himself. "I'll have to try that on Mom and Dad."

At dinner that night, little Jeffrey repeated the riddle to his parents. "I'm thinking of a person who has the same mother and father as I have," he said. "But this person isn't my brother and isn't my sister. Who is it?"

His parents furrowed their brows, scratched their heads, and otherwise pretended that they were thinking hard. Then they both said, "I give up. Who is it?"

"It's my teacher!" Jeffrey said.

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

color="#000080"> 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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  The Lady in Red

Words and Music by Chris de Burgh, 1986
(b. 15 Oct 1948)

I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright
I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They're looking for a little romance, given half a chance
I have never seen that dress you're wearing
Or the highlights in your head that catch your eyes I have been blind
The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
There's nobody here, it's just you and me, It's where I wanna be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I'll never for get, the way you look tonight

I've never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright you were amazing
I've never seen so many people want to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled, It took my breath away
I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight

The way you look tonight
I never will forget, the way you look tonight
The lady in red
The lady in red
The lady in red
My lady in red (I love you.)

"The Lady in Red" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/05/06
Thanks, Dave!

"The Lady in Red" lyrics courtesy
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/05/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Zucker's "Lady in Red" Image courtesy of - 04/06/06

String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/19/05

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!

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

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

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

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

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

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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