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07/13/11 - NNHS Newsletter -

“Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.”

- Victor Hugo
(26 Feb 1802 - 22 May 1885)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today marks the eleventh anniversary of our website:

   Thanks for all your generous support in so many ways!

BONUS #1 - - The Anniversary Waltz - Bing Crosby - deliciously scratchy sound!

BONUS #2 - - The Anniversary Waltz - Connie Francis

BONUS #3 - - The Anniversary Waltz - Mantovani


The Anniversary Waltz is a popular song written by Dave Franklin, the lyrics by Al Dubin. The song was published in 1941. It has been covered by Vera Lynn and Connie Francis. The title "Anniversary Waltz" is often mistakenly and confusingly used to refer to the entirely unrelated Anniversary Song.


   Happy Birthday today to James Stidham ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

15 -   Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA;

17 - Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND        My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL;

18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57);
19 - Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA
AND Mannie Smith ('57) AND    Sylvia Midgett Mullins Brown ('70) of VA;

20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



Saturday, July 13, 1861

Gen. Robert Selden Garnett has never been as famous as his cousin (and West Point classmate, class of ‘41) Richard Brooke Garnett. He had been an instructor at West Point, and at the time of the outbreak of the War he could easily have remained in Europe. Instead he returned, resigned his commission in the U.S. Army, and signed up with the South. Field command, unfortunately, did not seem to be his forte. Pushed back relentlessly from Rich Mountain two days ago, he led his men into the valley of the Cheat River. Today, at Corrick’s Ford on that river, he was defeated again. Riding out to tell his skirmishers to withdraw, he was killed. Garnett thus became the first general on either side to die in the Civil War.

Monday, July 13, 1863

On the military front things were grim for the Union today: the Army of Northern Virginia made good its escape over the Potomac River from the desultory pursuit by Gen. George Meade. On the civilian front they were downright disastrous: the New York Draft Riots broke out. There had been grumbling about the draft since the law was passed. The rules allowing the wealthy to buy “substitutes” and exemptions led to slogans like “a rich man’s war is a poor man’s fight”. Lots were drawn Saturday and published in the newspapers on Sunday. This day, a mob of mostly immigrant workingmen formed. Talk turned to speeches, and these progressed to an attack on the draft office. This spread to looting of businesses and then wholesale chaos. Police and what few army men were on hand were overwhelmed and soon gave up trying to control the mobs. Additional troops were ordered to rush to New York to restore order. They came from Gettysburg.


     From Me ('65) of NC - 07/13/11:

   Today at 6:00 PM        my cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) is coming down for a three-day visit, at which time she,       my sister, Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC),        my daughter, Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC) and I shall all revert to 14 years of age.

         My husband, Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) shall only revert to 18 years of age.  Someone has to retain some level of maturity around here! 


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/07/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest -   April Ann Stokes" AND    From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 07/09/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest -  Greyson":

   Here's the deal, Chickadees: we'll carry both babies' links here through the end of the month:

Gerber Baby Photo Contest

   Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Cheryl!

  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 07/12/11 - "Come Support Ft. Monroe National Park!":



You can also comment online (see below)


National Park Service to Hold Public Meetings on Fort Monroe

The National Park Service (NPS) will conduct two meetings on July 19, 2011 to gather public comment on the potential establishment of a unit of the National Park System at Fort Monroe and further assess public support for the establishment of a national park at Fort Monroe.

Meetings will be held at:


Hampton Roads Convention Center

1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.


Information and opportunity to comment online (until July 26) at:


  1. NPS expertise in interpreting Fort Monroe's astonishingly rich story, a unique encapsulation of 400 years of American history
  2. NPS expertise in safe-guarding Fort Monroe's natural resources, including live oaks and  beaches with natural dunes
  3. The power of the NPS "brand" to attract visitors
  4. The relevance of a Fort Monroe national park to the federal Chesapeake Bay Protection   and Restoration Executive Order, which has cultural as well as conservation goals
  5. The relevance of a FMNP to the federal Great Outdoors Initiative
  6. Linking Fort Monroe to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and  Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
  7. Fort Monroe's importance to Civil War and African American history in the sesquicentennial
  8. Fort Monroe's importance to the reinterpretation of African-American role in the war
  9. The value of Fort Monroe's Freedom story in enlightening Americans, foreign visitors, and immigrants seeking citizenship for generations to come
  10. The need for great urban parks on the East Coast
  11. The need for recreational opportunities in a metropolitan area with 1.7 million population
  12. The need for economic sustainability without harming this national treasure

Please emphasize: If a national monument is created first, it should be NO LESS than the areas designated for NPS management in the national park legislation recently introduced in the Senate and the House



Daily Press -,0,6615828.story 

Virginian-Pilot - 

James River Journal - 



"Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park (CFMNP)"


CONTACT: for more information and future updates

Adrian Whitcomb NNHS '67

    Thank you, Adrian!

   C'mon, Typhoon Family - y'all know what to do!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/12/11 - "Never Borrow from the future.":

"Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice."

1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4.  Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5.  Delegate tasks to capable others.
6.  Simplify and unclutter your life.
7.  Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8.  Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9.  Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together. 10. Take
one day at a time.
11.  Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12.  Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14.  K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15.  Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17.  Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus ..'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.


If God is for us, who can be against us?
(Romans 8:31)

My instructions were to send this to four people that I wanted God to bless and I picked you. I decided to send it to more than four, because I didn't want to limit blessings. SEND IT FORWARD PLEASE, Not backward!

   Thanks so much, Shari - I picked over 650 people!

From - 07/05/11 - "Quotes of the Week":

"Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself."
- Rabbi Abraham Heschel (1907-1972)

"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent."
- Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

From - 07/12/11:

Three mice are sitting around drinking and boasting about their strengths.

The first mouse says "Mouse traps, Ha! I do pushups with the bar".

The second mouse pulls a pill from his pocket, swallows it, and says with a grin "D-Con Rat Poison". The third mouse finishes his drink, slams his glass on the table and starts to leave.

The first mouse says, "Where do you think you're going?”

"Time to go home and chase the cat.”

1. Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 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 10, 2011 - 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, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pun AND the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  DETAILS:; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at - OPEN REUNION!

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, see: and contact Gary Fitzgerald at or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

5. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 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. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/05/11

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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The Anniversary Waltz

Lyrics by Al Dubin (10 June 1891 - 11 Feb 1945); Music by David Franklin, 1941

We just discovered each other
Tonight when the lights were low
One dance led up to another
And now I can't let you go

So tell me I may always dance
The Anniversary Waltz with you
Tell me this is real romance
An anniversary dream come true

Let this be the answer
To our future years
Through millions of smiles
And a few little tears
May I always listen to
The Anniversary Waltz
With you

Let this be the answer
To our future years
Through millions of smiles
And a few little tears
May I always listen to
The Anniversary Waltz
With you...

"The Anniversary Waltz" midi courtesy of - 07/08/10

"The Anniversary Waltz" lyrics courtesy of - 07/08/10

Animated "Happy Anniversary" Title clip art courtesy of - 07/08/10

Hearts with Roses clip art and Roses and Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy
of - 03/13/06

Animated Pulsing Red Heart courtesy of - 02/12/05

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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

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