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08/01/14 - NNHS Newsletter
Bread For My Baby-O

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods;
and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.

James Beard
(05 May 1903 - 21 Jan 1985)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    "And now for something completely different."

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/31/10 - "Bless the Barley/Lughnasadh":

Bless the barley, bless the oats, bless both the wheat and rye; bless golden loaf, and brimming cask; without them we would die. Bless the hands that cut the grain, bless bakers, millers too; bless all those who make the loaf, to nourish me and you....

At the beginning of August comes the barley-harvest in Ireland. They are cutting oats in Wales and Scotland and Cornwall about the same time, and wheat in  Brittany a week or two later, and rye in the Norse lands. Bread was indeed the staff of life for our ancestors in most of western Europe and elsewhere in the world, though the grain might vary-- teff, spelt, rice, quinoa, kasha, maize etc-- grain was the source of bread and of beer-- staples throughout most of the world. In Ireland the storm-god Lugh holds the funeral-assembly (Lughnasadh) for his dead foster-mother Tailtiu, at the time of the barley-harvest. For nine days people cut the barley, feast, and hold the funeral-games...traditionally the young people 18 to 27 who have not found a suitable marriage-partner locally travel to Teltown, to look over other eligibles...there are bonfires on the hills, and dances, and and what happens in Teltown DOESN'T stay in Teltown, but travels homeward in the shape of new betrothals (handfastings) and the promise of plenty.
A Greek friend, at this same time, celebrates new grapes and olives and olive oil. All cultures look to the harvest, and the blessings of the High Ones. 
May we all reap the best of what we have sown. May our harvests-- first (August), second (September), third and final (October into the start of November), bring to fruition grain and fruit and vegetables and meat, relationships and careers affirmed; blessings offered, accepted, fully received. 

   Thank you, Domi, blessings to you and yours, too! (Thank you also for the theme of the day)!


   Happy Birthday today to     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!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND   Eddie Beasley ('64) of Panama AND  the late Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (deceased 03/11/99)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

07 - Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND    Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND The late Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) (deceased 02/08/13);

08 -   Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 01, 1914 - The German Empire declared war on the Russian Empire at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilized because of World War I.


August 01, 1936 - Adolf Hitler presided over the Olympic games as they opened in Berlin.

August 01, 1938 -
In Germany, Jewish doctors lost their insurance under the Nuremburg Laws.

August 01, 1944 -
In Warsaw, Poland, the Warsaw Uprising against Nazi occupation began. The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish forces surrendered.

August 01, 1944 - Anne Frank made the last entry in her diary.


Saturday, August 01, 1964 - The former Belgian Congo was renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Saturday, August 01, 1964 - Singer-songwriter (Counting Crows and The Himalayans) Adam Duritz was born Adam Fredric Duritz in Berkeley, California.

Saturday, August 01, 1964 - Actor Kaspar Capparoni was born Gaspare Capparoni in Rome, Italy.

Saturday, August 01, 1964 - Politician Fiona Hyslop was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland.

  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 07/31/14, 6:00 PM:


   Thank you so much, Jane!

      From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 07/31/14, 6:28 PM - "RE: One Summer Night":

Carol, welcome back!

Why does the photo with One Summer Night list them as The Clovers?

   Hey, Gloria! WHAZZUP?

   Hmmm. That's a good question. The Clovers were around at the same time as The Danleers, but they were hardly the same group. Neither could I find any evidence that The Clovers ever recorded One Summer Night. I suppose that's a question for the fellow who posted the video on YouTube several years back, "1SweetDreamz3."

   Maybe we should just chalk it up to one of Life's Great Mysteries!

    From Bunny Booker ('65) of MI - 07/31/14, 9:51 PM - "50th reunion. Class of '65' ":

Is there any information on this yet?

Thanks,  Bunny Booker

   Hey, Bunny! So good to hear from you!

   No, I haven't heard anything yet. I put out a few feelers and heard nothing back from there either, but I will certainly keep you posted so you can attend!

   And speaking of Reunions, there's a 1964 Anchor up for sale on eBay right now for $19.64, which is a real steal for anyone needing one. I'm surprised it hasn't been snapped up before now!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 07/31/14 - "Unseen World. Just Incredible":

Something you, your children or grandchildren might enjoy!
Unseen World. Just Incredible

We live in a world of unseen beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled "Mysteries of the Unseen World," which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 07/31/14 - "Check out Lost in the Fifties - Another Time, Another Place - Safe share.TV": - Check out Lost in the Fifties - Another Time, Another Place - Safe share.TV

   MORE WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Jimmy! This certainly brings back some memories - and most of them are delightful!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 07/31/14:


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/22/14 - "Maxine (#10 in a series of 11)":

     Thanks, Dools!

BONUS BABY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Baby Crocheting 101 - "What could be more loving and made from the heart as a gift from you for that special baby? All free projects to keep you busy making tiny things for that little bundle of joy."

BONUS BREAD RECIPES: - Bread Recipes - "Top 20 Yeast Bread Recipes from as rated and reviewed by millions of home cooks ..."


From - 07/31/13:

Job Application:

Two young engineers applied for a single position at a computer company. They both had the same qualifications. In order to determine which individual to hire, the applicants were asked to take a test by the department manager.

Upon completion of the test, both men had each missed only one of the questions. The manager went to the first applicant and said, ‘‘Thank you for your interest, but we've decided to give the job to the other applicant.''

"And why would you be doing that? We both got nine questions correct," asked the rejected applicant.

"We have based our decision not on the correct answers, but on the question you missed," said the department manager.

"And just how would one incorrect answer be better than the other?" the rejected applicants inquired.

''Simple,'' said the department manager, ''Your fellow applicant put down on question..5, 'I don't know.' You put down, 'Neither do I.'''

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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Bread For My Baby-O

Words by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Music: Old English Country Song

Adapted by Terry Kluytmans, 2002

Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
With a heigh-ho, heigh-ho,
Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
He ploughs and digs and harrows and sows,
To grow some wheat for my baby,
Some wheat for my baby-o!

Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
With a heigh-ho, heigh-ho,
Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
His mill wheels turn as little brook flows,
To grind some flour for my baby,
Some flour for my baby-o!

Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
With a heigh-ho, heigh-ho,
Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
He stirs and kneads and bakes it just so,
To make some bread for my baby,
Some bread for my baby-o!

"Bread For My Baby-O" midi (extracted by My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty of IL) courtesy of - 07/31/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Image of Whole Wheat Bread courtesy of - 07/31/10

Kitchen Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/01/10

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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

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