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07/26/11 - NNHS Newsletter - My Foolish Heart
I watched my foolish heart expand
In the lazy glow of benevolence,
O'er the various modes of man's belief.

- Robert Browning
(07 May 1812 - 12 Dec 1889)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is our fourth use of this theme here together: - BONUS #1 - Frances' Fabulous Pineapple Cake Recipe!

BONUS #2 - - My Foolish Heart - Billy Eckstein

BONUS #3 - - My Foolish Heart - Leslie Gore (age 17)

BONUS #4 - - My Foolish Heart - Joni James

BONUS #5 - - My Foolish Heart - Tom Jones

BONUS #6 - - My Foolish Heart - Al Martino

BONUS #7 - - My Foolish Heart - Margaret Whiting


  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 07/26/11 - "The August 19 - 20 Open Reunion Sponsored by the Class of 1966":


Please put the following note in your next newsletter:

The Class of 1966 45-year Reunion has moved the Saturday night function FROM the Warwick Yacht Club TO Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News.  The start time has changed FROM 7:00 p.m. TO 7:30 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room.  Dress is casual, Bermudas allowed.  The reason for the move is that we outgrew the Yacht Club!!  Also, this means that we can now accept more people.

If you would like to attend, please call Dee Bartram at (757) 868-8443 or e-mail her at   

Friday night will still be at RJ’s Restaurant on Jefferson Avenue.

Thank you so much, Carol!

Dee Hodges Bartram

   Certainly, Dee - what great news! Wish I could join you.....


   Happy Birthday today to       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND     Bill Roady ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents),     Katelyn Mansfield of NC!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

01 -   Bette Heath ('57) of VA AND          My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC AND   Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA;

02 -    Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND   Eddie Beasley ('64) of Panama AND  Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (deceased 03/11/99) !  

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



Friday, July 26, 1861

It is often forgotten that Civil War battles occurred far from Virginia, Georgia and even the Mississippi River. One such action took place today in the wild and barely explored area near Texas then known as Indian Territory. Fort Fillmore, as this outpost was known, was under threat by about 250 Confederate forces under Capt. John R. Baylor. Despite having twice as many soldiers, and a fortified position, Major Isaac Lynde of the 7th US Infantry decided the position was indefensible and pulled out for Ft. Stanton overnight. There were those in Washington who would feel he should have put up a bit more resistance.

Saturday, July 26, 1862

Orange Court House, Virginia was the scene of a minor activity today. Other small disturbances of the peace took place at Tazewell, Tenn.; Mill Creek, near Pollocksville, N.C., and Spangler’s Mill near Jonesbrough, Ala. An “operation”, which was more of an exploration expedition than an excursion intended to lead to battle, began today in southeastern Missouri.

Sunday, July 26, 1863

Today was the end of the road for John Hunt Morgan. He had set forth with 1200 troopers on July 8 on a raid into southern Indiana and Ohio, hoping to be supported by Confederate sympathizers, and raise morale in the South after the fall of Vicksburg and loss at Gettysburg. Support did not materialize, his retreat was blocked by Union gunboats, and he had had to flee, losing men every day. Finally trapped near Salineville, Ohio, he and his remaining 364 officers and men surrendered today.

Tuesday, July 26, 1864

The effort to bring the realities of war home to the civilians of the South continued in full force today. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman sent Gen. George Stoneman on an expedition which would become known to history as Stoneman’s Raid. His assignment was to tear up railroad tracks and otherwise wreak whatever havoc on the transportation system he could. He was pointed in the direction of Macon and turned loose.

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 07/25/11 - "Didn't make the cut for WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE":

After a VERY long trip today to Hyattsville MD and the University of Maryland......I failed to "make the cut" in WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE audition.
There were 30 questions....and 20 minutes to answer.....I think I "guessed" on 3 of them....but I'll never know how many of the 30 that I got correct.
The auditorium was packed.....and there was another session after mine.  I guess I would have had to get all thirty questions correct.....and I know that I missed one of my 3 guesses.

It was a fun experience.....I did get a WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE t-shirt, magnet and pencil!

   AWWW!   Well, at least you had fun, Janice!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 07/25/11 - "Southern Humor ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 'In God we still trust' ":


A group of Alabama friends went deer  hunting and paired off in twos for the day. That night, one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under the weight of an eight-point buck.

"Where's Henry?" the others asked.
"Henry had a stroke o' some kind. He's a couple of miles back up the trail," the successful hunter replied.
"You left Henry layin' out there and carried the deer back?" they inquired.
"A tough call," nodded the hunter. "But I figured no one's gonna steal Henry!"
The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.
He called her into his office and said, "Y'all graduated from the University of Georgia and I need some help. If I wuz to give yew $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?"
The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, "Everthang but my earrings."
A senior citizen in Louisiana was overheard saying ... "When the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Louisiana .."
When asked why, he replied, "I'd rather be in Louisiana 'cause everythang happens in Louisiana 20 years later than in the rest of the world."
The young man from Mississippi came running into the store and said to his buddy, "Bubba, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!"
Bubba replied, "Did y'all see who it was?"
The young man answered, "I couldn't tell, but I got the license number."
North Carolina
A man in North Carolina had a flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road, and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait.
A passerby studied the scene as he drove by, and was so curious he turned around and went back. He asked the fellow what the problem was.
The man replied, "I got a flat tahr."
The passerby asked, "But what's with the flowers?"
The man responded, "When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back. I never did understand it neither."
A Tennessee State trooper pulled over a pickup on I-65. The trooper asked, "Got any ID?"
The driver replied, "Bout whut?"
The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch. The Sheriff asked, "Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch? Don't you see that sign right over your head."
"Yep," he replied. "That's why I'm dumpin' it here, 'cause it says: 'Fine For Dumping Garbage.' "
 Y'all kin say whut y'all want 'about the South, but y'all never heard o' nobody retirin' an' movin' North.

       Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/25/11 - "Jokes, Tips & Tell Them Now":

.....The electricity has been going off and off with our circuit needing tripping. I am assuming this is in response to everyone using their a.c. in full blast mode. Anyway... my Internet has been down except for one small window of time.
Justin Bieber - Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith --Aww, little Jaden is cute as heck.
Jaden Smith & Jackie Chan - Lopez Tonight (6/16/2010)



"Daddy, where did I come from?" the seven-year-old asked.

It was a moment for which her parents had carefully prepared. They took her into the living room, got out the encyclopedia and several other books, and explained all they thought she should know about sexual attraction, affection, love, and reproduction. Then they both sat back and smiled contentedly.

"Does that answer your question?' her father asked.

"Not really," the little girl said. "Judy said she came from Detroit. I want to know where I came from."


A door-to-door salesman is working a neighborhood and walks up to a house, knocks on the door and a thirteen year-old boy answers the door.

The boy has a cigar in one hand, a martini in the other and is wearing a rather expensive smoking jacket.

The salesman looks at the youth and asks, "Good morning, son, are your parents home?"

To which the boy replies, "What do you think?"



Lost on a rainy night, a nun stumbled across a monastery and requestd shelter there.

Fortunately, she was just in time for dinner and was treated to the best fish and chips she had ever tasted.

After dinner, she went into the kitchen to thank the chefs. She was met by two of the Brothers.

The first one said, "Hello, I am brother Michael, and this is Brother Charles."

"I'm very pleased to meet you," replied the nun. "I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful dinner. The fish and chips were the best I've ever had. Out of curiosity, who cooked what?"

Brother Charles replied, "Well, I'm the fish friar."

She turned to the other Brother and said, "Then you must be....?"

"Yes, I'm afraid I'm the chip monk."


Alpha Lipoic Acid May Slow Alzheimer's Progression

In one study of patients with Alzheimer's disease, those given 600 mg of alpha lipoic daily for 12 months had a stabilization of cognitive function. A follow-up study, which increased the number of patients in the study and extended the observation period to 48 months, the progression of the disease was "dramatically lower" among those taking alpha lipoic acid, compared to those with no treatment or those taking choline-esterase inhibitor drugs.

Researchers noted:

" … treatment with alpha-lipoic acid might be a successful 'neuroprotective' therapy option for AD [Alzheimer's disease]."

This study was not double-blinded, randomized or placebo-controlled, which is generally the "gold standard" of medical research, however it still shows promise as a treatment for a disease that conventional medicine offers little in the way of treatment.


Buffet Number 10

I was in Jimmy John's today. Jimmy John's is a sort of restaurant. It's like a Subway but different. They have an Unwich(R). An Unwich is a sandwich that's wrapped in lettuce instead of bread. Since I'm on 42 (, I ordered an Unwich minus the cheese and mayo. Very tasty.

Anyhow - on the wall are various funny and/or wise sayings. They had a poster of Warren Buffet's Ten Rules. For those who don't know, Warren Buffet is one of America's richest men. I think that he is still the second richest right behind Bill Gates.

I will be publishing these during the next few days. One a day. Money isn't everything but Buffet is an unusual billionaire. He has some wisdom about life and you just might be able to learn something from America's second richest man since Bill ain't talking. Each day you'll learn something if you open your mind. Pay attention.

Number 10 - Know What Success Really Means

Despite his wealth, Buffett does not measure success by dollars. In 2006, he pledged to give away almost his entire fortune to charities, primarily the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He's adamant about not funding monuments to himself - no Warren Buffett buildings or halls.

"When you get to my age, you'll measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you. That's the ultimate test of how you lived your life."

From The Mountain:
I'm using Mr. Buffet's quotes without his permission. I would ask him but I don't have his cell number.


From Mountain Wings.......

This issue was actually sent a few months ago, but I am strongly led to send it again NOW.


Tell Them Now

If with pleasure you are viewing
Any work a man is doing,

If you like him or you love him tell him now.
Don't withhold your approbation
Till the parson makes oration
And he lies with snowy lilies on his brow,

For no matter how you shout it
He won't really care about it

He won't know how many teardrops you have shed
So if some praise is due him
Now's the time to slip it to him
For he cannot read his tombstone when he's dead.

More than fame and more than money
Is the comment kind and sunny

And the hearty warm approval of a friend,
For it gives to life a savor
And it makes you stronger, braver,
And it gives you heart and courage to the end.

If he earns your praise, bestow it
If you like him, let him know it

Let the words of true encouragement be said.
Do not wait till life is over
And he's underneath the clover,
For he cannot read his tombstone when he's dead.

~Berton Braley~

   Thanks so much, Shari!


From - 07/25/11:

Two boy scouts went on a nature hike in the hills picking hickory nuts.

Along the way, they filled their small pails and then started to fill their pockets and shirts.

When they could hold no more nuts, they started down the country road until they came across a cemetery. The boys decided that would be a good place to stop and rest and divide out the nuts.

The two boys sat in the shade of a large oak tree and unloaded their pockets and buckets by dumping all of the nuts in a large pile.

In the process, two of them rolled away and rested near the road. The boys then proceeded to divide out the nuts. "One for you. One for me. One for you. One for me."

As they were doing this, another boy was passing by and happened to hear them. He looked into the cemetery, but could not see the boys, because they were obscured by the tree. He hesitated a moment and then ran back to town.

"Father! Father!" he yelled as he entered his house. "The cemetery. Come quick!"

"What's the matter?" his father asked.

"No time to explain," the boy frantically panted. "Follow me!"

The boy and his father ran up the country road and stopped when they reached the cemetery. They stopped at the side of the road and all fell silent for a few moments. Then the father asked his son what was wrong.

"Do you hear that?" he whispered. Both people listened intently and heard the Scouts. "One for me. One for you. One for me. One for you..."

The boy then blurted out, "The devil and the Lord are dividing the souls!"

The father was skeptical but silent -- until a few moments later as the Scouts completed dividing out the nuts and one Scout said to the other, "Now, as soon as we get those two nuts down by the road, we'll have them all."


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 Pub AND the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 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, August 27, 2011, NOON - Mike O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Reunion Luncheon for the 97th Rifle Company, USMC

6. 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!

7. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at or 757-868-1111. - 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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My Foolish Heart

Music by Victor Young (08 Aug 1899 or 1900 – 10 Nov 1956)

Words by Ned Washington (15 Aug 1901 – 20 Dec 1976), 1949

The night is like a lovely tune, beware my foolish heart!
How white the ever constant moon, take care, my foolish heart!
There's a line between love and fascination,
That's hard to see on an evening such as this,
For they give the very same sensation.
When you are lost in the passion of a kiss.
Your lips are much too close to mine, beware my foolish heart!
But should our eager lips combine, then let the fire start.
For this time it isn't fascination, or a dream that will fade and fall apart,
It's love this time, it's love, my foolish heart!

"My Foolish Heart" midi courtesy of located for us by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA -  07/08/06
Thanks, Dave!

"My Foolish Heart" lyrics courtesy
of also located for us by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/08/06
Thanks again, Dave!

"Foolish Heart" Logo courtesy of - 07/23/06

Peach Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/04

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

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!

Sad Face clip art courtesy of - 08/03/08 (re-saved 02/16/09)

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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