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07/25/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
A Little Less Talk

Action may not always bring happiness,
but there is no happiness without action.”

- Benjamin Disraeli
(21 Dec 1804 - 19 Apr 1881)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

     I love Toby Keith.  There you have it.

BONUS - - A Little Less Talk - Toby Keith


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

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

30 -   Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND        My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC (temporarily of MA)  AND   My Granddaughter, Claire;

31 -   Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND    Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA;

01 -    The late Bette Lee Heath ('57) (deceased 08/01/12) AND         My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC AND    Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 25, 1934 - The Nazis assassinated Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.

July 25, 1940 - General Guisan ordered the Swiss Army to resist German invasion and made surrender illegal.

July 25, 1942 - The Norwegian Manifesto called for nonviolent resistance to the Nazis.
July 25, 1943 -
Benito Mussolini was forced out of office by his own Italian Grand Council and was replaced by Pietro Badoglio.

July 25, 1944 - Operation Spring – one of the bloodiest days for the First Canadian Army during the war: 1,500 casualties, including 500 killed.


Thursday, July 25, 1963 - Politician Denis Coderre was born in Joliette, Quebec, Canada.

Thursday, July 25, 1963 - Chess player Julian Hodgson was born Julian Michael Hodgson in St Asaph, Wales.

Thursday, July 25, 1963 - Neurologist Ugo Cerletti (b. 26 Sept 1877 in Conegliano, Veneto, Italy) died in Rome, Italy.



      - brand new page!

June 1947 Anchor, p.137


     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 07/24/13 - "2 - August House Events - Details Attached - RSVP Now for Both Events":

    RSVP to me at

   COOL BEANS! Y'all have fun, Terry!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/24/13 - "FLYING OVER AMERICA":

This is neat and worth the time....

   WOWZERONI! What a beautiful country we have! Thanks so much, Dools!

From Bob Burns ('58) of VA - 07/24/13 - "Why Is Antonio West’s Murder Being Ignored, But ‘Justice For Trayvon Martin’ Isn’t?":

Facebook users are passing around an “Antonio West” meme, linked to the ongoing social media “Justice For Trayvon” campaign and seemingly presented to counter the “media narrative” about race, crime, and reporting.

The Antonio West story begins “you won’t recognize me… My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot at point blank range by two teens who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot.”

Antonio West, or Antonio Santiago, was indeed a 13-month-old child shot to death earlier this year in Georgia, and it is also true that no protests, vigils, petitions, or other attention like that given the killing of Trayvon Martin have been lavished on the case.

If you’ve yet to see the Antonio West meme, this is how it is commonly shared:

“You won’t recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot at point blank range by two teens who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot. A Grand Jury of my mommy’s peers from Brunswick GA determined the teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty… too bad I was given a death sentence for being innocent and defenseless.”

It continues:

“My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder was not ruled a Hate Crime. Nor did President Obama take so much as a single moment to acknowledge my murder.

“I am one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation’s history, but the media doesn’t care to cover the story of my tragic demise, President Obama has no children who could possibly look like me – so he doesn’t care and the media doesn’t care because my story is not interesting enough to bring them ratings so they can sell commercial time slots.”

The idea that the Antonio West (or Antonio Santiago) case did not get attention is easily provably false — the story initially drew national level press coverage, and a near immediate arrest was made for two teens accused of the crime.

The meme continues:

“There is not a white equivalent of Al Sharpton because if there was he would be declared racist, so there is no one rushing to Brunswick GA to demand justice for me. There is no White Panther party to put a bounty on the lives of those who murdered me. I have no voice, I have no representation and unlike those who shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller – I no longer have my life.

“So while you are seeking justice for [Trayvon], please remember to seek justice for me too. Tell your friends about me, tell you families, get tee shirts with my face on them and make the world pay attention, just like you did for [Trayvon.]”

However, the material difference in the cases is significant — while George Zimmerman was known the night of the shooting to be Martin’s killer, he was not arrested. In the Antonio West case, the arrest of two black teens was immediate, and the boys were charged in the murder of West-Santiago right away. The protests at first over Trayvon Martin were due to a lack of arrest, and then again when Zimmerman was not convicted.

Facts have not gotten in the way of a good story, however, and even today, many tweet things like this:

Death and Taxes summed up the Antonio West outrage, saying:

“There would be people rushing there, I’m sure, if the perpetrators had gotten away with it. They haven’t. Case closed. It’s really not as though the justice system was all like ‘Oh, well, black people killing a white baby? That’s totally cool, we’ll just ignore that and not arrest anyone.’ No, they’re in jail, and again, they’re teenagers so they’re not eligible for the death penalty. That’s a Supreme Court decision, ok? You want to change that (I don’t), take it to the Supreme Court.”

But there’s even a bit more to the strange story of Antonio West and his tragic killing — while two black minors were arrested and charged, the case continues to play out in a strange way, with the parents of Antonio West Santiago also falling under suspicion in the unusual early in the day murder.

Ashley Glassey, 21, is the daughter of Antonio West’s mom, Sherry West. Sherry West has since called for the death penalty to be on the table for her baby’s accused killers, but Glassey has doubts that her mother is telling the truth.

A few months back, First Coast News reported that Glassey says her mom asked the night of the murder:

“How soon do you think life insurance policy will send me a check?”

(The audio of this statement is in the clip above.)

Glassey, who says Antonio West’s mom has been diagnosed with more than one severe mental illness, stated at the time:

“She changed her story she told me the baby was shot first and then she told me she was shot first.”

Since Antonio West was shot by two black teens allegedly, the baby’s mother and father have had significant issues legally and personally. Louis Santiago, Antonio’s dad, is in jail on charges of stalking and harassment in relation to Sherry West, who later said:

“He was throwing things through the window and terrorizing me, saying that I killed my baby and it should have been me.”

Neither Sherry West nor Louis Santiago are suspects in Antonio West’s murder. But it was reported earlier this month that both parents were found to have gunshot residue on them the day of the shootings.

While Sherry West was present when Antonio West was shot, questions have been raised about why Santiago, a convicted felon, would also have gunpowder on his hands. Sherry West says it could have happened as he visited her at the hospital.

But as the Antonio West Facebook meme makes the rounds, before you pass it on, it’s worthwhile to examine the claims made and the case’s true parallels — because while West died very tragically, we wouldn’t “remember” Trayvon Martin either, had an arrest occurred that night.

   Thank you so much, Bob! Sometimes I think we're having a collective bad dream. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in Dearborn, Michigan following the Family Dollar store murders.....

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/24/13 - "A Fun Link":

   A fun link indeed! Thank you, Joan!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/24/13 - "A Concert for One":

If this doesn't bring a tear nothing will!

A Concert for One

This is about the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on tour in Memphis, Tennessee , in 2007, when at St. Jude's Hospital. There, a little girl had been admitted with an aggressive form of brain cancer and had her first chemo treatment, which made it so she shouldn't be in crowds and couldn't attend the Mormon Choir's concert the night before. Somehow her family sent a request asking that some of the choir members, maybe, could meet the young girl at a hotel lobby.

See what happened, when the little family, so distraught with their daughter's cancer, walked into the lobby!

     Thanks again, Haul Party!

From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 07/24/13 - "Apologizing":

  BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Angela!

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/24/13 - "Accident?":

  ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Susan!

From My Friend, Alice, of NV - 07/24/13 - "No Matter What...":

  SO TRUE! Thanks, Alice!

From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 07/24/13 - "People Change":


  SADLY TRUE! Thanks, Tina!

From My Friend, Adrienne, of UT - 07/24/13 - "What Doesn't Kill You":

     Thanks, Adrienne!

From My Friend, Roshana, of NC - 07/24/13 - "Crock Pot Cinnamon Almonds":

Great holiday gift idea!
  Crock Pot Cinnamon Almonds


1-1/2 C. sugar
1-1/2 C. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1 egg white
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups almonds
1/4 cup water



In a medium sized bowl, mix together sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside. In another medium sized bowl, whisk the egg white and vanilla until it’s a little frothy. Add almonds. Make sure the almonds are thoroughly coated in the egg white mixture. Add cinnamon mixture to the almonds and toss until coated.

Thoroughly spray with the stoneware of your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray and add the mixture of almonds and sugars.

Cook on low (with the lid on) 3-4 hours, stirring every 20 minutes. In the last hour, add the 1/4 cup of water and stir well. This ensures a crunchy yummy coating. (*make sure after you’ve added the water that you continue to cook the nuts for another 45 minutes to an hour.)

You have to stir really well, especially as it gets later in the cooking process.

Line a baking sheet with parchment and spread the almonds flat to cool. The almonds will be sticky at this point, so make sure you separate them a little and have no large mounds.

   NICE! Thanks, Roshana!

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/24/13 - "Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake":

  Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake


1 chocolate boxed cake mix
1 small package chocolate pudding
1-1/2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups (large handful) chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare the pudding with the milk according to package directions.
Add the cake mix and stir well to combine (batter will be thick).
Smooth batter into a greased 8-inch pan. Scatter chocolate chips on top.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until edges pull away from sides.

   OOOH, YUMMY! Thanks again, Susan!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/18/13 - "Please keep this going (#6 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!


BONUS GUITAR CROCHET PATTERN: - Brenda K. B. Anderson's Guitar Strap - "This studded guitar strap will keep your favorite instrument safe, while adding a touch of crochet cool." - "...over a screaming guitar..."

BONUS MAIN ATTRACTION RECIPE: -  Taco Night Main Attraction - "Whether you serve it with homemade baked tortilla chips or over salad greens, this is yummy, spicy and won't make you feel deprived!" - "...Let's get on down to the main attraction..."


From - 07/24/13:

A man goes into a pet shop, wanting to buy a bird. He sees a beautiful bird, the loveliest he's ever seen, and asks how much it is.

The shop owner replies 'that bird is $1000.00.'

'What?!?' cries the man, '$1000.00 for a bird? What does it do?’

'Well, I'm glad you asked.' says the shop owner, 'you see, that bird can sing every female role in the ring cycle from memory.'

The man thinks, ok, but I can't afford the bird. He sees a shorter, but still beautiful, bird and asks how much that one is.

'That bird is $2000.00' replies the shop owner, and the man asks what this bird can do.

'Well, he can play any Paganini concerto you request on the violin from memory.'

The man thinks wow, but I really can't afford that bird. He then sees an ancient, hunched, half-dead, ugly, bald bird croaking in the corner of the cage, and, thinking that this bird couldn't cost very much, enquires.

'Oh, that bird is $20,000.00' he is told by the owner.

Flabbergasted, the man asks what this bird does. 'Oh, we haven't found out yet' the owner replies, 'but the other two call him 'Maestro'.''

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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A Little Less Talk

Words and Music by Toby Keith and Jim Femino

Written and recorded by Toby Keith (b. 08 July 1961), 1993

I was getting kinda tired of her endless chatter
Nothing I could say ever seemed to matter
So I took a little drive just to clear my head
I saw a flashing neon up ahead
It looked like a place to find some satisfaction
With a little less talk and a lot more action

I paid the man at the door and pushed my way to the bar
Shouted for a drink over a screaming guitar
A drunk on a stool tried to mess with my head
But I didn't even listen to a word he said
I knew somewhere amid all this distraction
Was a little less talk and a lot more action

A little less talk if you please
A lot more loving is what I need
Let's get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action

Well she was fighting them off at a corner table
She had a longneck bottle she was peeling the label
The look on her face it was perfectly clear
She said somebody please get me out of here
The look she shot me through the glass refraction
Said a little less talk and a lot more action

A little less talk if you please
A lot more loving is what I need
Let's get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action

A little less talk
A lot more loving
Let's get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action
Get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action

"A Little Less Talk" midi courtesy of - 07/27/06

"A Little Less Talk" lyrics courtesy of - 07/27/06

"Less Talk: More Action" Drawing courtesy of - 07/27/06

Animated Cowgirl Linda Singing clip art (designed by Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 09/01/05

Peach Zigzag Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/28/05

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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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