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08/03/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Any Dream Will Do

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt
(11 Oct 1884 - 07 Nov 1962)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I myself have always been a great believer in dreams - day dreams, night dreams - any dreams at all.  Ya gotta have a dream, right??

BONUS #1 - - Any Dream Will Do - Michael Crawford (audio only)

BONUS #2 - - Any Dream Will Do - Donny Osmond


"Any Dream Will Do" is a popular song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for the 1968 musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It is generally the beginning and the concluding song of the musical, sung by the title character of Joseph.

It has been sung by numerous performers both on stage and on record including Jason Donovan, John Barrowman, Donny Osmond, Andy Gibb, Phillip Schofield, Darren Day, Lee Mead, Connie Talbot and Toy Dolls. Joe Cuddy's version was a number one hit in Ireland in 1974. The song was voted Broadway Song of the Year in 1981 and won an Ivor Novello Award in 1991.[1]

The song was performed by Jason Donovan, Donny Osmond and Lee Mead at the Concert for Diana on 1 July 2007.

It was notably parodied by Irish radio personality Mario Rosenstock in 2005 as "José and his Amazing Technicolor Overcoat", a send-up of then-Chelsea F.C. manager José Mourinho. It was also parodied by a musical duo Amateur Transplants in their first album Fitness to Practice as "Mr Burton"...


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

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

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;

09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND      Hunter Todd  ('57) of TX;

10 - Marshall Conley ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 03, 1934 - Adolf Hitler became the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Führer.

August 03, 1940 - Italian forces began the invasion of British Somaliland in East Africa.

August 03, 1941 - Catholic Bishop Clemems von Galen delivered a sermon in Münster Cathedral in which he attacked the Nazi euthanasia program calling it "plain murder."

August 03, 1943 - Gen. George S. Patton verbally abused and slapped a private. Later, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered him to apoligize for the incident.


Saturday, August 03, 1963 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist (Metallica, Spastik Children, and Leather Charm) James Hetfield was born James Alan Hetfield in Downey, California.

Saturday, August 03, 1963 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist (Collective Soul) Ed Roland was born Edgar Eugene Roland Jr. in Stockbridge, Georgia.

Saturday, August 03, 1963 - Actress Lisa Ann Walter was born in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Saturday, August 03, 1963 - Actor Isaiah Washington was born Isaiah Washington IV in Houston, Texas.




      - brand new page!

February 1944 Anchor, p. 57 June 1947 Anchor, p. 108



   From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 08/01/13, 7:47 PM - "Here is a look at the work area from today (at the home of       Jamey Douglas Bacon - '66 - of VA)":
We had periods of rain but not enough
to stop the work. Tomorrow is supposed
to be better and the brick work can begin.
The plastic should protect the area and keep it dry. This is the Pastor of Parkview Baptist who posed
for this shot. He and I worked with the contractor
and his assistant to get this work done today.
   WOWZERS! Thanks for the update - and the hard work, Malcolm!

   From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 08/02/13, 4:34 PM - "      Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA) Mission Project update":

Well, it rained last night and while we caught a lot of water on plastic, the torrential downpour caused some excess water to seep under the plastic. No brickwork could be done today, so we used the day to dig a trench for a drainage pipe that we removed yesterday. The pipe runs under the driveway. My friend and pastor Russell Beck along with fellow Deacon Walter Saunders did the most of this labor. Boy, were they a big help! Tomorrow the new drainpipe will be replaced and back filled. A few more days of drying out will be needed before the sand and brick work can begin.

The picture below is of the gracious Contractor, Ken Thompson. We could not have done this project without him. His business is advertised on the van and if you need to hire a Contractor, I would recommend him.

Please take a moment and consider sending him a Thank You card. That would be most appreciated. The address is:
480 Harpersville Road, Newport News
(757) 599-0689

Contractor Ken Thompson and his Four Seasons
van - and Malcolm!
This is Walter Saunders. This is the company that gave us free use of the excavator. Please consider them for your rental needs and also send them a Thank You card and reference Kevin Coates who allowed us this kind assistance. The address is on the invoice above.
God bless you all and stay tuned for further updates. 
Malcolm Davis

  WOWZERONI! Thanks again, Malcolm - for everything!

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 08/02/13 - "Shari’a: Major Threat to U.S. Society ":

Breeding Terrorists Worldwide is Alarming

By Harry M. Covert

Those who dare call attention to or to comment about the increasing Muslim influence throughout the 50 states must take great precaution in their words. 

While the citizenry is lulled with the matters of immigration and the continual invasion from south of the border by those called undocumented, the other major concern are those of Arabic cultures. Don’t be misled. Many of these “newcomers” favor the Muslim religion’s demands for Shari’a law.

It must be pointed out here that Shari’a is the religious law of Islam.

There is no distinction between life and religion in Islamic teaching. This influence in American life should not be taken lightly.

Those of traditional Christian teachings are more often than not forgiving people. Too many times the willingness to forgive enemies in practical experience ignores secular dangers.

Not all Moslems are bad people but the teachings are simple — non Moslems are vociferously called infidels. As such they are lower than a snake’s belly.

The Muslim Brotherhood is dangerous and is known for breeding terrorists world wide.

It was during a humanitarian visit to the Sudan in the mid- 80s this correspondent discovered a meanness and vitriolic dislike for Americans.

A Khartoum government-approved food distribution ran into trouble. More than 500 mothers with babies (by actual account) were lined up to receive boxes of food that included hygienic products and assorted things like aspirins and bandages. They had enough food for several weeks.

As the people lined up, a Brotherhood gang of seven, armed with swinging belts and broom handles, started attacking the hungry people. “Don’t take any food from those people,” they yelled and screamed in Arabic.

Several Khartoum police finally chased the bullies away but not before many of the recipients were clubbed and bleeding. The first-aid kits in the parcels were put to good use that hot July afternoon.

The “invasion” has been steady. It is evident that the 9/11 attack and other such events are danger signs. The Boston Marathon debacle of late is another matter of serious consequences.

Covert Matters Digest Legal Beatings, Public Executions

Bringing the Islamic culture to the American society must be viewed carefully. It’s important to forgive but never forget.

Shari’a isn’t to be messed with. “Legal” beatings and public executions are regular events in places like Saudi Arabia. Remember the Afghanistan woman executed in the public stadium? The Brotherhood grabbed her, buried her up to her neck and then whacked off her head. CBS news cameras recorded this.

Her crime was adultery. Her male partner wasn’t effected.

Several years ago police were called by neighbors to an upscale Virginia neighborhood. An Arab wife had been smacked, bruised severely and seriously hurt.

The husband was arrested. The wife had corrected their three-year-old son, facing his high-chair to a corner. When the husband came home he exploded in anger. “In my country we punish the wives,” he told a judge.

“In this state that’s against the law,” said the judge. The husband was held without bond and later sentenced to 12 months in jail. He served every day.

Again in Khartoum a visitor ordered a Coke. No such soft drink could be found. The reason? The Coca Cola Company bottled their product in Israel.

On another occasion an American relief worker arrived on a late night flight from Frankfort, Germany. En route to a hotel, the car was forced to stop at checkpoints on almost every street and drove without benefit of his headlights.

Why no illumination?

“I’m saving the battery,” the driver explained.#

   Thank you as always, Harry!

   From the Most Talented Boy in the Class of 1954, Jack Nelson of Northern VA - 08/02/13 - "Watching the Lights Go Out":

The following is a blog that is written by a doctor, David Hilfiker, who lives in Washington, DC. He has Alzheimer's disease and he has been blogging about the effects the disease has on him since 2012. He states on his blog site that he will continue to blog until he can no longer do it. He already has some assistance from a friend who has been helping to edit the blog just enough to correct some of the misspelled words and other small grammatical errors. But she has left the context of the blog intact.

I found his blog of July 30th (below) to be particularly poignant. Therefore, I thought I would share it with you.

If you find his blogs to be of value to you, you may wish to join his blogs. They are free and come to your email Inbox automatically.

You can go here to visit his blog page:

Watching the Lights Go Out


Posted: 29 Jul 2013 08:00 PM PDT

Washington DC
I've written before about privilege and losing privilege.  After I came to Washington thirty years ago and began working in the inner city with impoverished African Americans, I became aware of the social rankings.  Poor, undereducated, African Americans were on the bottom rung of privilege and power.  I - white, highly educated, economically secure, and male - was near the top. 
It's not possible for me to give up my privilege voluntarily.  I can give my money away, but voluntary poverty is fundamentally different from life-long, imposed poverty.  I  can't give my middle-class upbringing away: In my family I will always have a safety net.  I can't give my education away or my white skin.  I have had a secure place in our society.  People tend to believe what I say and listen to my opinion.  When I was young, they didn't perceive me as threatening when I walked down the street or into a store.  As a college kid, I had almost no chance of being imprisoned for the marijuana I smoked.  I was given preference in job selection.  And so on.
I'm not complaining.  Privilege certainly makes life easier.  But I didn't earn the essentials of my privilege; they were given to me. 
I may not be able to give my privilege away.  But it can be taken away by mental illness or addiction.
Or dementia! 
As we with Alzheimer's (or other dementias) become increasingly impaired, other people will drop away, embarrassed or afraid.  We won't be believed or trusted.  We won't have the power to convince people to do this or do that.  We won't be able to drive and may have to live in a locked unit. 
Just to state the obvious: On a relative scale, I will still maintain some of my privilege.  African Americans begin with less privilege than I and, on top of that, get dementia, too.  The same is true for the poor of any race: Poor people get dementia and are still poor.  I have dementia and am still relatively wealthy.  Even with Alzheimer's, I still come out better, closer to the top.
These past three weeks, as I have experienced how deeply my African-American friends have been impacted emotionally by the verdict in the Travon Martin case, I've been more aware of the privilege I start with.  The verdict didn't touch me at an emotional level for it doesn't affect me personally.  I have long known about the vast differences in privilege between blacks and whites: how differently we are treated by the criminal justice system, for instance.  Without having to know the legal details of the Travon Martin case, it has been for me just another example in a long line.
I can't speak for my African American friends, but for them this is not just another example.  President Obama spoke of the context in which the case has taken place, a long history of African-American oppression.  For African Americans, the verdict is, at the very least, a powerful symbol that evokes their outrage at a lifetime of injustice. 
Dementia is not the same, of course, as the American black experience, not even in the same league.  It's not based on a lifetime of second-class status.  Only so much will be taken away from me. 
Nevertheless, it's enough to grieve over.  I will no longer have the privilege that I've taken for granted.  I'm not obviously impaired yet, so I haven't felt the loss of privilege.  But it's coming, and I will know something of my friends' experience.  I hope I can be as gracious to the still-privileged as my African-American friends have been to me.

       Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Jack!

 From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 08/02/13 - "Titanic vs. The 'Allure of the Seas' ":

Allure of the Seas

This seems to be the latest 'floating city'. This baby holds 6,318 guests & boasts 2,384 crew. Unbelievable!


We all think of the Titanic as a BIG ocean liner; see the comparison.
Titanic in foreground.
The Allure of the Seas in background. 

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!

 From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 08/01/13 - "If a Woman...":

      Thanks, Angela!

From My Friend, Roshana, of NC - 08/01/13 - "A SLICE OF HEAVEN CAKE!":


1 package devil's food chocolate cake or German chocolate cake mix
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 jar caramel topping
1 8-oz. tub Cool Whip
4-5 Snickers Bar (my preference), but you can use Skor, Heath Bar, or Mini Reese's

Bake the cake according to directions in 9x13 inch pan. Cool for 5 minutes, using the handle of a wooden spoon poke holes into cake, then let cake cool for a bit about an 1/2 hour until warm. Slowly pour sweetened milk over cake, letting it soak into holes, then drizzle caramel over the cake.
Let cake cool completely (you may refrigerate it to cool faster just cover well). Top cake with cool whip, decorate with candy and drizzle with caramel!!
   OH, DROOL!  Thank you, Roshana!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/27/13 - " 'I'm NOT Crazy!' (These are hilarious!) (#8 in a series of 25)":

  I'm NOT Crazy! 

   Thanks, Dearest Judy!



From Ambassador Crochet: You Might Be A Crochet-Aholic If…..:


your kids tell you that you don't need to go to the yarn store because you have your own yarn store in the basement.
you can't leave the house without your yarn and hook.
you have more yarn and hooks than a crochet store.
when shopping, you head to the yarn department first.
you have more than one crochet hook in your purse, but you don't have any working writing tools.
your first question after being informed by the doctor that you need shoulder surgery is...will I still be able to crochet?
you would rather buy yarn than a new pair of shoes.
your Pinterest contains more patterns than you will ever be able to complete in one lifetime!
you always have a hook in your purse and car, just in case you forget one at home.
you find crochet hooks in the dryer after doing a load of laundry!
you would rather crochet than be on Facebook.
your sleep is disturbed by thoughts of new patterns.
you don't pay your rent cuz you need to add to your stash.
you have 8 wips and can't wait to start another one, oh - and you know what a wip is!
you have more patterns than you'll EVER make, even if there were three of you.
everything you see can be made of yarn!
you can't find your hook and later discover it tangled in your hair.
you cry when your physical therapist tells you not to crochet until your shoulder is better.
you crochet a project you're working on in your dream.
you need a separate house just for your yarn.
you crochet food items instead of going to the grocery store and buy them.
you never leave home without a project.
you dream about crochet.
you wake up out of a dead sleep and know what you did wrong- from the last pattern that you put away cause there was a mistake and you couldn't figure it out.
you jump up from a deep sleep saying, "That is what I am going to make next!"
your husband tells his friends you have more yarn than Walmart.

BONUS DREAM RECIPES: - Dream Recipes - "Over 41 dream recipes from Recipeland. From Goldy's Dream Cake to Carolina Dream Frosting."


From - 08/02/13:

Her minister told an eighty-year-old woman that, at her age, she should be giving some thought to what he called “the hereafter.” She said to him, “I think about it many times a day.”

“Oh, really?” said the minister. “That is very wise.”

“It’s not a matter of wisdom,” she replied. “It’s when I open a drawer or a closet, I ask myself, ‘What am I here after?’”

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Thursday, September 5, 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.

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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 08/01/13

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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Any Dream Will Do

Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 22 Mar 1948) and Tim Rice (b. 10 Nov 1944)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 1968


I closed my eyes, drew back the curtain
To see for certain what I thought I knew
Far far away, someone was weeping
But the world was sleeping
Any dream will do

Joseph & Children

I wore my coat, with golden lining
Bright colours shining, wonderful and new
And in the east, the dawn was breaking
And the world was waking
Any dream will do


A crash of drums, a flash of light
My golden coat flew out of sight
The colours faded into darkness
I was left alone

Joseph & Children

May I return to the beginning
The light is dimming, and the dream is too
The world and I, we are still waiting
Still hesitating
Any dream will do

A crash of drums, a flash of light
My golden coat flew out of sight
The colours faded into darkness
I was left alone

Joseph & Children

May I return to the beginning
The light is dimming, and the dream is too
The world and I, we are still waiting
Still hesitating
Any dream will do

 "Any Dream Will Do" midi courtesy of - 08/03/10

"Any Dream Will Do" lyrics courtesy
of - 08/03/10

"Any Dream Will Do" Graphic courtesy of - 08/03/10

Animated Multicolor Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate
that information at the moment
, but I do know that the site no longer exists.

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!

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

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!

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

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

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

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

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

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

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