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07/29/14 - NNHS Newsletter
Right Back Where We Started From

“Ours is a life of constant reruns. We're always circling back
to where we'd we started, then starting all over again.”

- Joe Henderson
(b. 03 June 1943)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   It's true; I'm back!   Well, actually, I never left, but thanks to DMARC, many of y'all were unaware of that fact!  

BONUS - - Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From, 1975


"Right Back Where We Started From" is a song written by Pierre Tubbs and J. Vincent Edwards[1] which was first recorded in the middle of 1975 by Maxine Nightingale for whom it was an international hit. In 1989, a remake by Sinitta, then 25, reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart...


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Don Chaney ('66) of FL AND          My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC AND     My Granddaughter, Claire Harty, of CA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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 AND     My Granddaughter, Ashlee Huber, of Alberta;

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

04 - The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England AND Buzzy Blanchard (Kecoughtan HS - '68) of LA;

05 -   The late Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) (deceased  04/22/12) AND   Frank Friedland ('60) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 29, 1014 - Byzantine–Bulgarian wars: Battle of Kleidion Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicted a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, and his subsequent treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly caused Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of a heart attack less than three months later, on October 6.


July 29, 1914 - The Cape Cod Canal opened.


July 29, 1921 - Adolf Hitler became leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

TODAY IN 1964:

Wednesday, July 29, 1964 - Footballer Jaanus Veensalu was born in Estonia.

Wednesday, July 29, 1964 - Baseball player Vean Gregg (born Sylveanus Augustus Gregg on 13 Apr 1885 in Chehalis, Washington) died in Aberdeen, Washington at the age of 79.

 From Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA - via snail mail on 07/29/14:

   (Polly sent me a gift, several enclosures including these, and a beautiful tender note that made me burst into tears...)

   Dearest Polly, thank you so very much! You were undoubtedly prompted by the Lord to send me these particular gifts, as they not only said exactly what I needed to hear, but arrived when I most needed to hear them! I'm sure that I will never be able to convey to you how very much it meant to me!

   Please give your darling    Malcolm (Davis - '65) a big hug for me, too!   

   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 07/29/14, 11:42 AM:

Thanks, Carol!

Good to see you back in production; you have been missed! Although I have to admit that I have checked the site at least a couple times per week during this period of
down time and have stayed up to date!

Tell Paul hello for me!

Thanks & God Bless

   SUPER! Thanks so much, Butch! Paul said to tell you hi, too!

      From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/29/14, 1:59 PM:

Hi, Carol:

It is so good to hear from you.
Here is hoping you manage to overcome obstacles.....

Please give us a Birthday Present by coming on to use Facebook. Paul and I stay in touch there, as well as           Captain (Brent) Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of LA), USA (Soon to be Major Harty...if the DOD is smart)

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan

   Thank you, Adonis! The way I'm sending the announcements now takes me considerably longer, but at least they get where they're going (plus so far I've identified 38 invalid email addies I was carrying!), and I don't feel the need to throw one of my bratty tantrums!

   Oh. And I "prolly" will (very reluctantly ) join Facebook in the very near future, although you must know it's against my principles for a variety of reasons.

"I will fight no more forever."

- Chief Joseph - Thunder Traveling to the Loftier Mountain Heights (03 Mar 1840 - 21 Sept 1904), October 05, 1877

From Dale Parsons ('69) of HI -  07/29/14, 3:11 PM:

Aloha Carol,

Just wanted to let you know I received the email.

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much for letting me know, Dale! It's great to hear from you!

From John ('59) and     Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN - 07/29/14, 3:14 PM:

My goodness, it is so good to hear from you. John and I have thought of you so many times. I did not know what happened and worried about you. Have missed getting the newsletters but glad to see they are back.

Take care.

Much love,
John and Aretie Patterson

   Thank you so much, John and Aretie! It's certainly good to be operating normally again! The Newsletters, of course, were right there all along; it was just the announcements which were not forthcoming, causing much confusion and consternation to us all!

  From Doug Nelson ('64) of VA - 07/29/14, 9:14 PM:

I do have the link to your newsletters.  I have had it for years.  I don't need your emails to remind me to look at your newsletters.  I browse at least one each night.  It is a habit I have had for a long time.
I am sorry for your, and your husband's health problems.  I hope they improve quickly.
I still think about those times at NNHS often.
Doug Nelson
Dahlgren, Virginia

   Well, bless your sweet heart, Doug! Thank you so much!

   Paul needs to have more labs run prior to seeing his kidney specialist on August 22, so we're hoping he can get his high potassium levels to drop back down into a more normal range before then.

   As for me, I'm afraid my arthritic damage seems to be irreversible without surgery. I think it's called OLD syndrome.....


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/22/14 - "Maxine (#7 in a series of 11)":

     Thanks, Dools!

BONUS BACK CROCHET PATTERNS: - Sara's Crochet Christmas in July – Free Pattern Roundup! - "It’s July…time to start preparing for Christmas, right? Some of you have already started, you organized Martha-Stewarts out there. For the rest of us, we’re just now dusting off our sparkly red and green yarn, only to put it back as we can barely wrap our heads around Christmas while it’s 90 degrees outside!"

BONUS BACK TO BASICS RECIPES: - The Barefoot Contessa's (Ina Garten) Back to Basics Recipes - "Get your favorite recipes featured on Barefoot Contessa on Food Network."


From - 07/28/14:

A doctor worked on the tenth floor of an office building. In the building was a pub, where the doctor had a lemon daiquiri, every day at quitting time. The bartender's name was Dick.

One day Dick found out he didn't have any lemons and no time to get any. So he thought he would make up a hickory daiquiri instead and at the end of the day, the doctor would be too tired to notice.

The doctor sat down, took a sip and said "This isn't a lemon daiquiri, Dick!"

...To which Dick replied, "No, it’s a hickory daiquiri, Doc!"


1. Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 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, September 10, 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/17/14

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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Right Back Where We Started From

Written by Pierre Tubbs and J. Vincent Edwards

Recorded by Maxine Nightingale (b. 03 Nov 1952), 1975 color="#333333">

Ooo and it's alright and it's comin' 'long
We got to get right back to where we started from
Love is good, love can be strong
We got to get right back to where we started from

Do you remember that day
(That sunny day)
When you first came my way
I said no one could take your place
And if you get hurt
(If you get hurt)
By the little things I say
I can put that smile back on your face

Ooo and it's alright and it's comin' 'long
We got to get right back to where we started from
Love is good, love can be strong
We got to get right back to where we started from

A love like ours
(A love like ours)
Can never fade away
You know it's only just begun
You give me your love
(Give me your love)
I just can't stay away
I know that you're the only one



"Right Back Where We Started From" midi courtesy of at the suggestion of My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 08/05/12

"Right Back Where We Started From" lyrics courtesy of - 08/05/12

"Back" Image courtesy of - 08/06/12

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

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

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!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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