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07/30/14 - 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]



   Happy Birthday today 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 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.



Thursday, July 30, 1964 - Actress and producer Vivica A. Fox was born Vivica Anjanetta Fox in South Bend, Indiana.

Thursday, July 30, 1964 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Alek Keshishian was born in Beirut, Lebanon.

Thursday, July 30, 1964 - Footballer and manager Jürgen Klinsmann was born in Göppingen, West Germany.

Thursday, July 30, 1964 - Politician Laine Randjärv was born Laine Jänes in Moscow, Soviet Union.

Thursday, July 30, 1964 - Bluegrass and alternative country musician Ron Block was born Ronald Franklin Block in Brooklyn, New York.


      From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/28/14 - "   Captain Birney A. Adams USMC (Ret)":

Hi, Carol:

Forwarding this message to you, in case I submitted information earlier on this outstanding "Mustang" Officer retired from the USMC.
Born 3 June 1926 in Tacoma, Washington.
Died 19 April 2014 in Vashon Island, Washington. (King County)
I searched for obituary, but it is not available yet.
Newspaper in that area obituaries are in archives now.
I have a photo of him in Oslo, where he accepted command on USS Macon Marine Detachment.

Captain Adams served as XO, Marine Detachment, USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) before taking command of the Marine Detachment, USS Macon while in port at Oslo.

He was an enlisted Marine in World War II, and in 1950 was Commissioned in the USMC. He was an Infantry Company Commander in Korea. In that role, he was injured by enemy fire on three occasions and awarded the Purple Heart on each combat injury.

Purple Heart awarded 14 September 1951 for combat action at Hill 749, Korea.
Purple Heart awarded 15 September 1951 for combat action at Hill 749, Korea.
Purple Heart awarded 12 October 1951 for combat at Hill 803, Korea.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Major Madagan!

   No sir, you had not previously sent Captain Adams' name to me for inclusion on Famous Marines, but he's listed there now!



  From Jean Baker Howell ('69) of VA - 07/29/14, 4:24 PM:

Carol, hope you are doing well; long time since I contacted you, but would you please post the announcement below:

NNHS Class Reunion - 2014


COST:  $120.00 per person

·        Friday, October 10th

o   “Meet & Greet” - 7:00 p.m.

·        Saturday, October 11th

o   Dinner & Dance (times forthcoming). 

o   Bill Deal’s Rhondells

o   Attire is dressy casual (no ties)

·        Sunday, October 12th – breakfast (on you) – Rockefeller Room – buffet 12.95

Some people don’t eat breakfast or just have coffee, but we can still meet there and socialize. 

We are providing a t-shirt in the goodie bag for each class member and are hoping everyone will wear it to breakfast Sunday and we could have a group picture.   

The Marriott has set aside 20 rooms @$110.00 per night.  The phone number is 866-329-1758 and link is below.  If you call to make reservations, mention you are with the Newport News High School 1969.

When you mail your money in to Lee:  please make checks to:  NNHS CLASS OF 69, and mail to 3735 Carlas Hope Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188.

We all had such a wonderful time at the 40th and hope to make the 45th even more memorable for everyone. 

Again, if you know of any NNHS alumni (no matter what year graduated) or someone who moved before graduating with us, that would like to attend our reunion, they are welcome.  Please give them my email address:

We are also still looking for classmates.  Some have changed their email address since last time and I have no way of reaching them.

Jean Howell
Class of 69

Thanks, Jean! I have this listed on the Reunion Page, an abbreviated version is posted on our main title page, and of course it will appear at the bottom of every issue of the Newsletter until then. Y'all have fun! 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/29/14 - "Thought for the day":

      Thanks, Dearest Judy! I've often wondered that myself!


    From My Friend, Daniel Pratt (Foothills Composite HS, Alberta - '02) of Alberta, Canada - 07/29/14 - "Adoption Update":

We are happy to announce that as of midnight this morning, the ten day revocation period (for the birth mother to change her mind) has expired. Although we weren't very nervous about it, Ben's birth mother is a very confident, wonderful young woman, it's nice to be one step closer to a final adoption.

     WHOO-HOO! Congratulations, Daniel!


From My Friend, Alice, of AZ - 07/29/14:

  That's when you start showing maturity!

    Oh, see, there's always a catch!  Thanks, Alice!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/22/14 - "Maxine (#8 in a series of 11)":

     Thanks, Dools!


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 - 07/29/14:

New customer to Tech Support: “It says, 'hit any key' and when I do that nothing happens."

Tech Support: "Can you try again and tell me what happens?

Customer: "Tried, but nothing.”

Tech Support: “What key did you hit?"

After a moment and some clicking sounds the customer replied: "Well, first I tried my car key and just now my office key."


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, 2014 - 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 10 and 11, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold a 45-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive.  For further information, contact Jean Baker Howell at

4. 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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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

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

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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

Foothills Composite High School Provincials' logo courtesy of - 05/34/13

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

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

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