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07/21/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Knees of My Bees

“LIFE is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments of joy. Peace is the interlude between two wars.
You have no rose without a thorn; the diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower. There is no bee without the sting;
cleverness consists in gathering the honey nevertheless.”

- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
b. 23 Nov 1926)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   I think it's time for some Alanis Morissette music.

BONUS - - Knees of My Bees - Alanis Morissette, live on the Letterman Show, November 18, 2004.


Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards. Morissette began her career in Canada, and as a teenager recorded two dance-pop albums, Alanis and Now Is the Time, under MCA Records Canada... In February 2005, Morissette became a naturalized citizen of the United States while maintaining her Canadian citizenship.[4]


So-Called Chaos is the sixth studio album (fourth released internationally) by Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, released in May 2004 (see 2004 in music).

It had been two years since Morissette released her fifth studio album, Under Rug Swept. In that time she had met her fiancé Ryan Reynolds, so her cheery disposition made its presence felt in many of the songs she wrote for So-Called Chaos. The album found her in a more contented and relaxed state than ever, and her songs were brighter and happier than her more volatile works like "You Oughta Know" and "Uninvited". One reporter asked if the song "This Grudge" was based on the same person as "You Oughta Know", and Morissette replied, "Different person, same era."[2]


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jerry Saunders ('57)  AND    Bryce Bartel (Brighton High, UT - '04) of UT!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

27 - Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents),    Katelyn Mansfield of MD!  

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 20, 1941 - Soviet leader Joseph Stalin consolidated the Commissariats of Home Affairs and National Security to form the NKVD and named Lavrenti Beria its chief.

July 20, 1942 - The first unit of the Women's Army Corps (WACS) began basic training in Des Moines, Iowa.

July 20, 1944 -
Adolf Hitler survived an assassination attempt (known as the 20 July plot) led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg. The bomb exploded at Hitler's Rastenburg headquarters. Hitler was only wounded.

July 20, 1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt won the Democratic Party nomination for the fourth and final time at the 1944 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

July 20, 1945 - The US Congress approved the Bretton Woods Agreement.

July 20, 1946 - The US Congress's Pearl Harbor Committee ruled that Franklin D. Roosevelt was completely blameless for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and called for a unified command structure in the armed forces.


Saturday, July 20, 1963 - Actor Frank Whaley was born Frank Joseph Whaley in Syracuse, New York.


July 21, 1944 - Battle of Guam – American troops landed on Guam starting the battle. It would end on August 10.

July 21, 1944 -Claus von Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators were executed in Berlin, Germany for the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.


Sunday, July 21, 1963 - Comedian, guitarist, and author (The Reigning Monarchs) Greg Behrendt was born in Irvine, California.

Sunday, July 21, 1963 - Singer-songwriter and actress Dorce Gamalama was born Dedi Yuliardi Ashadi in Solok, West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Sunday, July 21, 1963 - Footballer Kevin Poole was born in Bromsgrove, England.

Sunday, July 21, 1963 - Basketball player, mixed martial artist, and wrestler Giant Silva was born Paulo César da Silva in São Paulo, Brazil.



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      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 07/19/13 - "Belly Buttons, Amnesia & Mobbing":

Belly Buttons, Amnesia & Mobbing

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 02:00 AM PDT

Covert Matters Digest Protestors Running Amok, Criminals

Watch Out for Double Jeopardy

By Harry M. Covert

Sometimes discretion is the greater part of valor. There is no dearth of opinionators though how the legal system just failed everybody in the “land of sun and fun.”

Just like belly buttons, everybody has one and an opinion concerning the “murder case of the month.” What concerns me and at the same time galls me, is how our brothers and sisters in the journalism business are struck with a form of amnesia.

For example, the shootings and killings in Baltimore continue at epidemic proportions. Still no editorial comments from the “smart people” in the news rooms.

Ditto for the shootings and killings still going on in the streets of Washington, that’s the District of Columbia.

Oh, another ditto for the continued shootings and killings in Second City, you know, Chicago, in the Land of Lincoln.

The shootings of the above mentioned are racial. This is not intended to be a smug comment. But quite seriously they are black-on-black, not Caucasian, Hispanic, eastern European or Waspish (white-Anglo-Saxon-protestant) on the same.

Society in general is under attack these days. Is there no doubt that crime is rampant throughout our cities and towns? Is there no wonder that people are afraid of walking down the streets? Not just in the southern states.

It’s mighty convenient for the journalistic intelligentsia to zero in on a time long gone to consider such despicable events up to the War Between the States remains the order of the day. It’s not funny.

There’s no honor and glory in murder.

Many trials are held every day in the courts of Frederick and other jurisdictions in Maryland. The same holds true in West Virginia, Virginia, the District of Columbia. And lots of these events involve all kinds of felonies — murders, rapes, robberies, assaults against children. This list goes on.

The vast majority of the court proceedings always find citizens who disagree with the results. Yet, there are no protest marches or invasions by the professional agitators and other flaks.

I have grieved over lots of cases, ones that don’t receive widespread exposure where either the defendant or victim lost their freedoms.

A diminutive contract cable installer was constantly bullied by a colleague. After daily confrontations the smaller begged his tormentor to stop. At the boarding house Sunday dinner it continued. A further warning offered no peace. Quietly the smaller picked up his handgun and proceeded to shoot six-times. The bullying stopped — West Virginia white-on-West Virginia white and a 23-year prison sentence. Too bad he wasn’t found not guilty. No protests.

There’s the case where the Pakistani taxi driver shot a policeman in the head. The shooter has been sent for mental evaluation, possibly never to stand trial. Fortunately the police officer has a long recovery in store, likely never back on duty. No protests but community outpouring to help the officer.

A white grandmother makes an incorrect turn and runs smack into an Asian motorcycle policeman who dies at the scene. Sad story, no jail sentence but community help for the policeman’s family.

The point to all this? Protests are part of the vital freedoms available to all — even those on Indian reservations. But those protestors who like to smash windows, overturn cars and generally run amok are criminals. Doesn’t sound nice but it’s true — law breakers.

There is justice in the legal systems of all 50 states, District, territories and possessions.

When state courts do things we don’t like there’s no right for citizens to go berserk.

The feds’ often jump in on controversial cases but this should be done carefully and not as a reaction to mob threats and violence. Burning down the “house” doesn’t solve anything. There is also a question of “double jeopardy.”

Maybe, just maybe, the do-nothing congresses should rescind the “posse comitatus act.” No more private law enforcers anywhere, even those who’ve replaced military police, air police, shore patrol at military installations.

Thank you so much, Harry! I always appreciate your wisdom and insights!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/18/13 - "Please keep this going (#2 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!


  1. From My Friend, Tina, of NY - 07/19/13 - "Canning Lids Cinnamon Pumpkin":

Super cute!!!!!! I will be doing this, this Fall!

  Canning Lids Cinnamon Pumpkin

Spray canning lids orange, tie together, insert some cinnamon sticks, and you have an instant pumpkin decoration that smells good, too!

  2.   From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 07/19/13 - "How To Make Fairies In A Jar":

This is something everyone will love! Just imagine the look on your child's face when they see this.


1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar.
2. Add diamond glitter
3. Seal the top
4. Shake hard

This is something they will never forget so it's worth a little work on this one.


   OOH!  Thank you, Evelyn! I'd like one of these myself!

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/19/13 - "Ten Things to Do Before You Get Online":


  AMEN! Thank you, Susan!

BONUS BEE CROCHET PATTERN: - Michele Wilcox's Cute Bee - "With a small amount of yellow, black, and white yarn, you can create an adorable amigurumi baby bee..."

BONUS HONEY RECIPES: - Mouthwatering Honey Recipes - "Because cooking with honey is so easy, there are countless marvellous honey recipes -- cakes, pastries, barbecue meats, desserts, salad dressings..."


From - 07/20/13:

Joe, a college student, was taking a course in ornithology, the study of birds. The night before the biggest test of the semester, Joe spent all night studying. He had the textbook nearly memorized. He knew his class notes backward and forward. Joe was ready.

The morning of the test, Joe entered the auditorium and took a seat in the front row. On the table in the front was a row of ten stuffed birds. Each bird had a sack covering its body, and only the legs were showing. When class started, the professor announced that the students were to identify each bird by looking at its legs and give its common name, species, habitat, mating habits, etc.

Joe looked at each of the birds' legs. They all looked the same to him. He started to get angry. He had stayed up all night studying for this test and now he had to identify birds by their LEGS? The more he thought about the situation, the angrier he got.

Finally he reached his boiling point. He stood up, marched up to the professor's desk, crumpled up his exam paper and threw it on the desk. "What a ridiculous test!" he told the professor. "How could anyone tell the difference between these birds by looking at their legs? This exam is the biggest rip-off I've ever seen!"

With that, Joe turned and stormed toward the exit. The professor was a bit shocked, and it took him a moment to regain his composure. Then, just as Joe was about to walk out the door, the professor shouted out, "Wait a minute, young man, what's your name?"

Joe turned around, pulled up his pant legs and hollered, "You tell me, Prof! You tell me!"

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

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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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Knees of My Bees

Written and Recorded by Alanis Morissette (b. 01 June 1974), 2004

We share a culture same vernacular
Love of physical humor and time spent alone
You with your penchant for spontaneous advents
For sticky and raspy, unearthed and then gone

You are a gift renaissance with a wink
With tendencies for conversations that raise bars
You are a sage who is fueled by compassion
Comes to nooks and crannies as balm for all scars

You make the knees of my bees weak, tremble and buckle
You make the knees of my bees weak

You are a spirit that knows of no limit
That knows of no ceiling who baulks at dead-ends
You are a wordsmith who cares for his brothers
Not seduced by illusion or fair-weather friends

You make the knees of my bees weak, tremble and buckle
You make the knees of my bees weak

You are a vision who lives by the signals of
Stomach and intuition as your guide
You are a sliver of god on a platter
Who walks what he talks and who cops when he's lied

You make the knees of my bees weak, tremble and buckle
You make the knees of my bees weak
You make the knees of my bees weak, tremble and buckle
You make the knees of my bees weak
You make the knees of my bees weak, tremble and buckle
You make the knees of my bees weak

"Knees of My Bees" lyrics courtesy of - 07/21/10

Image of Bee courtesy of - 07/21/10

Animated Bee Hive clip art courtesy of - 07/21/10

  Divider Line 590 clip art courtesy of - 07/21/10

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

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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