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07/30/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
White Rabbit

“The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit
standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree.”

- Steven Wright
(b. 06 Dec 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

     There are some cute little bunny rabbits that often play in our back yard here in Fayetteville.  They're not white, but.....

BONUS #1 - - White Rabbit and Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane appearing on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, 1967

BONUS #2 - - White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane with Disney movie clip



"White Rabbit" is a psychedelic rock/acid rock song from Jefferson Airplane's 1967 album Surrealistic Pillow. It was released as a single and became the band's second top ten success, peaking at #8[1] on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was ranked #483 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time,[2] #27 on Rate Your Music's Top Singles of All Time and appears on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

“White Rabbit” was written by Grace Slick while she was still with The Great Society. When that band broke up in 1966, Slick was invited to join Jefferson Airplane to replace their departed female singer Signe Toly Anderson, who left the band with the birth of her child. The first album Slick recorded with Jefferson Airplane was Surrealistic Pillow, and Slick provided two songs from her previous group: her own “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love”, written by Darby Slick and recorded under the title "Someone to Love" by The Great Society. Both songs became breakout successes for Jefferson Airplane and have since been associated with that band...[3]



    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    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!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND    Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

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;

06 -   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



July 30, 1942 - The WAVES were created by legislation signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The members of the Women's Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service were a part of the U.S. Navy.

July 30, 1945 - The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine I-58, killing 883 seamen. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out of 1,196 men aboard survived the attack.



Tuesday, July 30, 1963 - Actress, writer, and producer Lisa Kudrow was born Lisa Valerie Kudrow in Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday, July 30, 1963 - Basketball player Chris Mullin was born Christopher Paul Mullin in Brooklyn, New York.




      - brand new page!

June 1947 Anchor, p.138




     From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 07/29/13 - "    Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA) Mission Project Update":

  The brick pavers are now in her yard and Thursday and Friday are scheduled installation days.

   WONDERFUL! Thank you, Malcolm!



    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 07/29/13 - "Picture of Amanda and Wae, of Wae and me, at the grand opening of their all things related to knitting and fiber shop Cloverhill Yarn in Catonsville, MD":

A pic of the roses, Michael, that I ordered for you and NiNi.
I had them put quadruple good luck on the card,
Love, Daddy and NiNi.

There was a line at one point of the opening and people were there waiting for noon. They did very well. People like the personalities of the owners, their skill as teachers, and the
general ambiance. My decorating added just a little icing on the already baked cake!


   WOWZERONI! How exciting! Congratulations and best wishes to Wae and Amanda on the opening of their new venture!

   Thanks for sharing this with us, Frances!

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - Grand Opening of Cloverhill Yarn in Catonsville, MD


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/29/13 - "A death occurred.":

Obituary printed in the London Times..... Absolutely Dead Brilliant !!

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

He declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death
- by his parents, Truth and Trust,
- by his wife, Discretion,
- by his daughter, Responsibility,
- and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing....

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing....

    OHHHH! I wish I'd written this myself! Is there no way to stop this insanity?? It's wreaking havoc with my blood pressure...

  Thank you so much, Wayne Honey!


  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 07/29/13 - "What's The Dumbest Thing You Could Say?":

What's The Dumbest Thing You Could Say?

I've listened to government hearings before.
Usually, it is painful and when it involves Congress, its usually distressing.
But, this lady gets it right on this one. Wow!
I don't know anything about her politics, but this is one of the best things I've seen from a Congressional hearing.

An IRS contractor named Braulio Castillo hurt his foot playing football in military prep school.
He never served in the actual military.
Then one day, decades later, he used it to get preferred treatment in government contracts.

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost both her legs and still could lose her arm from combat injuries, felt that this might just be a touch inappropriate. It gets amazing around 4:30.

WOWZERS! Didn't you just want to stand up and cheer?!? Thanks so much, Jay Sweetie!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/29/13 AND   From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 07/29/13 - "Excellent":


Love this Teacher...

Outstanding!! Every school district needs at least one teacher like this. Maybe there wouldn't be so much of an entitlement attitude going around with today's generation of kids.


Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a Military History teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten.

On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal, and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks in her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.

'Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?'

She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.'

They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'

'No,' she said.

'Maybe it's our behavior.'

She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'

And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom. Kids called their parents to tell them what was happening and by early afternoon television news crews had started gathering at the school to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the desk-less classroom, Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.'

At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it. Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniform, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.

Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. They went halfway around the world, giving up their education and interrupting their careers and families so you could have the freedom you have. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. don't ever forget it.'

By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year for the state of Arkansas in 2006. She is the daughter of a WWII POW.

*Please consider passing this along so others won't forget either that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by U. S. Veterans. Always remember them and the rights they have won for us. Blessings abound in the USA!*

    YES! Wouldn't it be great if we had more teachers like Martha Cothren? Wouldn't it be better still if our school systems were not so straddled with rules and regulations that such teachers could flourish??

   Thank you, Sweetie-Pies!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/29/13 - "Better than CPR and easier!":

It makes a lot of sense.  In case you haven’t seen this, I send it to you.

THIS IS FOR EVERYBODY TO READ!!! It is done by the doctors who invented the procedure at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.

Please watch - and then share. This short video illustrates the best demonstration and gives the simplest explanation of exactly what to do if someone near you collapses and is presumably having a heart attack. You could very well save the life of a friend or loved one. Someone you share this video with might save your life!

**Note: this is NOT for infants and children!

   Thanks so much for sharing this important information, Dearest Judy!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/27/13 - " 'I'm NOT Crazy!' (These are hilarious!) (#3 in a series of 25)":

  I'm NOT Crazy! 

   Thanks, Dearest Judy!



BONUS BUNNY RABBIT CROCHET PATTERNS: - Sharon Ojala's Baby Bunny Leeloo - Joanne's Amigurumi Bunny Pencil Holder - "...I hope you like this bunny pencil holder. It doesn’t need to be for holding pencils, it can be used as a utensil holder for toddler’s utensil, or as a vase for flowers, or just anything you can think of." - Bella the Bunny - Sharon Ojala's Little Bigfoot Bunny  - Michelle's Bunchy Bunny


BONUS WELSH RAREBIT RECIPES: - Alton Brown's Welsh Rarebit - Easy Welsh Rarebit - Welsh Rarebit  

"No bunny rabbits were harmed in the making of this food."



From - 07/29/13:

A man sat down and was seriously staring at the marriage certificate.

After a long time his wife asked, “What are you looking for?

He replied, “The expiration date.”


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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White Rabbit

Words and Music by Grace Slick (b. 30 Oct 1939)

Recorded by Jefferson Airplane, 1967

One pill makes you larger
and one pill makes you small
and the ones that mother gives
you don't do anything at all -
go ask Alice, when she was just small.

And if you go chasing rabbits
and you know you're gonna fall
tell 'em a hookah
smoking caterpiller has given you the call
for Alice, when she was ten feet tall.

While men on the chessboard
get up and tell you where you go
and you've just had some kind of mushroom
and your mind is moving on - go ask Alice - I think she'll know.

When logic and proportion
have fallen - sloppy dead
and the white knight is talking backwards
and the Red Queen says
"Off with her head," remember what the Dormouse said:
"Feed your head. Feed your head."


"White Rabbit" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/06/09

Image of "White Rabbit" courtesy of - 07/30/09

White Rabbit Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/30/09

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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

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

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

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

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

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

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