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07/19/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Summer Song

“I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the
summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music.
It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips.”

- Violette Leduc, La Folie en tęte (Mad in Pursuit)
(07 Apr 1907 - 28 May 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I've never been much of a fan of summer and the heat - unless I can bask in the glory of air conditioning, that is.  In fact, I am inordinately fond of staying inside and enjoying The Great Indoors and observing the scenery through the window, but then, you've always known I am nothing if not weird.

   J'ever have one of those days when you just wanted to crawl back in bed, pull the covers over your head, suck your thumb, and whimper, "I wan' mah mama!"?

   Happens to me all the time. Allatime.....

BONUS - -  Summer Song - Joe Satriani, live, 2006


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 07/12/13, 2:29 PM - "  BOBBY BALL, NNHS '63":






     WHAT SUPER FUN! Thanks, Jimmy! Here ya go! Y'all have a great time, and tell Bobby Hi for me!


   Happy Birthday today to Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA AND  Mannie Smith ('57) AND    Sylvia Midgett Mullins Brown ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 -  Gail Lucado Phelps ('68) of VA and her twin brother, the late   Dale Lucado ('68) (deceased 20 Feb 2012);

22 -  Jerry Saunders ('57)  AND    Bryce Bartel (Brighton High, UT - '04) of UT;

23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND  Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57);

25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND     Bill Roady ('60) of VA AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 19, 1940 - Battle of Cape Spada – The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clashed; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sank with 121 casualties.

July 19, 1940 - Army order 112 formed the Intelligence Corps of the British Army.

July 19, 1942 - Battle of the Atlantic German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz ordered the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system and anti-submarine countermeasures.

July 19, 1943 -
More than 150 B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers attacked Rome for the first time.


Friday, July 19, 1963 - Joe Walker flew a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 meters (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualified as a human spaceflight under international convention.

Friday, July 19, 1963 - Author Garth Nix was born in Melbourne, Australia.



      - newly expanded page!

June 1947 Anchor, p.105


      From Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA - 07/18/13 - "All Star Supplemental":


If I remember correctly, you are a St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan; so I thought you might like this story about one of the Cardinals,   Matt Holliday. A refreshing story indeed.

The story comes from a fellow fantasy baseball league player Joe Longton. The league is headed up by our commissioner
  Jimmy Walker (NNHS '62).

As always, thanks for all that you do for us.

Bobby Hilling (NNHS '62)

Game Facers....

Just when you think professional athletes have lost touch with reality, one "good guy" redeems your faith in our sports superstars!

So, this Tuesday I accompanied Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday, his lovely wife Leslee (8 months pregnant) and their two young boys Jackson (9) and Ethan (7) on a visit to our Cardinal Glennon, Bob Costas Cancer Center.  They spent 90 minutes with the 10 children and families staying on our oncology floor.   One particular boy, Alex, who about the same age as the Holliday's oldest boy was a "baseball fan and player".   He was also turning 10 on Tuesday.... Yes, it was Alex's Birthday!!!  Well, the Holliday's were honored to help make Alex's birthday a little brighter, despite a pretty rough round of chemo that morning.   Alex was quite sick just prior to Matt's arrival, but insisted on meeting one of his favorite players!   Alex has had a tough road in recent weeks and his prognosis is still unknown.  He hadn't smiled much in prior days according to his mom and nurses.  We're told he is facing an even steeper uphill battle in the weeks and months ahead.   It was evident that Matt took a special liking to this little guy and sat on his bed for 10 minutes talking about school, sports and cool video games!  Leslee was offering comfort and conversation to Alex's mom.

Anyway, Matt and Leslee (and their two boys) could not have been nicer to all our patients... spending 5 to 10 minutes in every room, dropping off a signed ball with our Homers for Health logo on it.  A few of the patients were given Matt's cell phone so they can text him from time to time and let him know how they're doing.  Matt always answers the texts with words of encouragement or scripture.   Leslee says Matt answers the kids' texts quicker than he answers hers!

The best part of the story is still to come...  That afternoon, Matt takes his boys to the stadium for batting practice and the evening game against the Astros.    In the first inning, Matt comes to bat with one on, one out, and launches a homer over the left center field wall for a 2 run homer.   What happens next is remarkable...
Matt recalled Alex's birthday while sitting in the dugout following the homer.  He summons the clubhouse manager and tells him to get an usher to take one of his bats and exchange it with the fan who caught the Home Run ball in the leftfield bleachers and tell them it's for a special kid at Cardinal Glennon for his birthday.

By the 5th inning, the deal was done with the fan, and the ball was delivered to Matt in the dugout.   At the end of the game, Matt showered and the boys rode home with Leslee.   Matt told them that he'll be a little late, because he has to deliver the ball to Alex at Cardinal Glennon.  Matt stops by the hospital after 11pm, security escorts him up to the 4th floor (everyone knows Matt at CG because they are frequent visitors).   When they arrive at the room, Alex's mom is in shock as this giant ballplayer that she just saw on TV is standing in front of her holding his 13th home run ball of the year to give to her son.   It's signed, "To Alex, Happy 10th Birthday.  HR Ball, Matt Holliday".

Alex is sound asleep after an exhausting day of treatment, therapy, tests and the afternoon excitement of the Holliday's visit.  Matt doesn't want Mom to wake him, but leaves behind the Home Run Ball so he would see it first thing when he awoke in the morning.   Matt stayed and visited with Alex's mom for a few more minutes and then quietly and humbly slipped out of the hospital and drove home to his wife and healthy three children - with a fourth on the way later this month.

Needless to say, it's a birthday that Alex will never forget... nor will I.     It's good to know that money and fame doesn't spoil all of these guys.   Because of Matt's leadership and his Christ-like example to his teammates, most of this 2013 Cardinals team is community focused and they look for creative ways to make an impact on people in need and those who are hurting.  He forever touched a very sick little boy and his entire family!   Hurray for the good guys!

Feel free to share with your friends and fellow Cardinals Fans...  There should be an article in the Post Dispatch tomorrow about this remarkable gesture of love and kindness!   Hope you don't mind me sharing my "work" with all you guys.  Now, go on-line and make your pledge to Homers for Health and show Matt you support what he does for our sick kids!!!  :)


  Dan Buck
Executive Director
Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation
3800 Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63110 

     Thank you so much, Bobby! Your memory serves you well! Go, Cards!

   Everything I've ever heard about Matt Holliday speaks of what a really nice man he is personally, and this touching story certainly testifies to that!

   Dan Buck, like his father      Jack (21 Aug 1924 - 18 June 2002) before him, is a mighty fine man, too!

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 07/19/13 - "THINGS YOU DON'T HEAR ANYMORE":

Things you don't hear anymore

Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company after a while.
Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Aunt Mary in the mail today.
Quit slamming the screen door when you are on your way out!
Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.
Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.
Wash your feet before you go to bed, they are nasty from playing outside all day barefooted.
Why can't you remember to roll up your pant legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.
You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.
Don't you go outside with your good school clothes on!
Go comb your hair; it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.
Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.
Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.
Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.
Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!
Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by; I need to get a few things from him.
You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.
There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.
Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.
You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.
Don't sit too close to the TV. It is hard on your eyes.
If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!
Don't lose that button; I'll sew it back on after awhile.
Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweat all under there.
Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!
Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.
Here, take this old magazine to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.
Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water so I can wash dishes.
Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.
No! I don't have nine cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?
Eat those vegetables, they'll make you big and strong like your daddy.
That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs just don't come in the house.
Sit still! I'm trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is all botched up.
Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that! I'll wash your mouth out with soap!
It is time for your system to be cleaned out. I am going to give you a dose of castor oil tonight.
If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one when you get home.
Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!
Soak your foot in this pan of coal oil so that bad cut won't get infected.
When you take your driving test, don't forget to signal each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn; left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.
It is: "Yes Ma'am!" and "No Ma'am!" to me, young man, and don't you forget it!

Y'all come back now, ya hear!
Bring back any memories?

   It does indeed, Janice! Thanks!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/18/13 - "Please keep this going (#1 in a series of 7)":

Happiness  is always there within reach, no matter how long it  lasts
.   Let's enjoy life and  don't live a complicated life.  Life is too  short.  Work as if it was your first day.   Forgive as soon as possible.  Love without  boundaries.  Laugh without control and never stop  smiling.  Please pray for those suffering from  cancer.  Keep this going. 

   GIGGLES AND AMEN! Thanks, Joyce!


From My Friend, Roshana, of NC - 07/18/13 - "Cinnamon Roll Pancakes":


for the Pancakes:
4 cups all-purpose flour
8 tsps baking powder
2 tsp. salt
4 cups milk
4 tbsps vegetable oil
4 large eggs, lightly beaten

for the Cinnamon Filling
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp ground cinnamon

for the Cream Cheese Glaze
1/2 cup butter
4 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla


To make the Cinnamon Filling:
Mix the three ingredients together. Place in a disposable piping bag and snip the end off or put in a Ziploc bag and snip the corner off.

To make the Pancakes:
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl. Stir them together until everything is moistened leaving a few lumps.

Heat your griddle to exactly 325 degrees. You don't want these too cook too quickly, and you won't want your cinnamon to burn.

Make desired size pancake on greased griddle and then using the piping bag and starting at the center of the pancake, create a cinnamon swirl. Wait until the pancake has lots of bubble before you try to turn it. You will find that when you turn it the cinnamon swirl will melt. The cinnamon will melt out and create the craters which the cream cheese glaze will fill.

To make the Cream Cheese Glaze:
In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter and cream cheese and then stir together. Whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Add a little milk if needed to make
it a glaze consistency.

Place pancake on plate, then cover with cream cheese glaze.

   DROOL! Thank you, Roshana! These look beyond yummy!

BONUS SUMMER CROCHET PATTERNS: - Patricia Williams' Edgewater Tunic - Cari Clement's Xian Kimono Jacket - Randy Cavaliere's Rosario Vest

BONUS SUMMER RECIPES: - Summer Recipes - "Fresh salads, berry desserts, and frosty cold drinks. Get the recipes that make summer shine."


From - 07/18/13:

Things to do @ Wal-Mart while the significant other is taking his/her sweet time:

1. Get cans of cat food and randomly put them in people's carts when they don't realize it.

2. Set all the alarm clocks to go off at ten minute intervals throughout the day.

3. Make a trail of orange juice on the floor leading to the rest rooms.

4. Walk up to an employee and tell him in an official tone, "I think we've got a Code 3 in house wares," and see what happens.

5. Tune all the radios to a polka station; then turn them all off and turn the volumes to "10."

6. Challenge other customers to duels with tubes of gift wrap.

7. Put M&M's on layaway.

8. Move "Caution: Wet Floor" signs to carpeted areas.

9. Set up a tent in the camping department; tell others you'll only invite them in if they bring pillows from Bed and Bath.

10. When someone asks if you need help, begin to cry and ask, "Why won't you people just leave me alone?"

1. Thursday, August 1, 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. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - Get Together for Bobby Ball ('63) at 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. CONTACT: Jimmy Smith at or 757-438-0287. He will need to furnish a head count to Angelo's.

3. 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.

4. 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 07/18/13

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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Summer Song

Written by Joe Satriani (b. 15 July 1956), 1993

Joe Satriani's "Summer Song" midi courtesy of - 07/19/08

Image of Koith Morant's (of New Zealand) Painting, "Summer Song", courtesy of - 07/19/08

Animated Fiery Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

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

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!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

Brighton High School (UT) Logo courtesy of - 08/02/07

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!!

Image of Matt Holliday courtesy of - 07/22/13 (sic)

Image of Dan Buck courtesy
- 07/22/13 (sic)

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03 

First Image of Jack Buck courtesy of - 07/22/13 (sic)

Second Image of Jack Buck courtesy of - 07/22/13 (sic)

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

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