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08/05/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Caribbean Blue

“I live for those who love me, for those who know me true,
for the heaven so blue above me, and the good that I can do.”

- George Linnaeus Banks
(02 Mar 1821 - 03 May 1881)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   How about some Enya?

BONUS - - Caribbean Blue - Enya


"Caribbean Blue" is a song by Irish musician Enya originally released as the second track on her 1991 album Shepherd Moons. "Caribbean Blue" got to Number 13 in the UK Singles Chart. The song follows a waltz time signature, and mentions the Anemoi (Ancient Greek wind gods): Boreas, Afer Ventus (Africus), Eurus, and Zephyrus...


   Happy Birthday today to   The late Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) (deceased  04/22/12) AND   Frank Friedland ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

12 - Lois Marie King Earwood ('57) AND       the late Dave Arnold ('65) (d. 21 July 2012) AND      Linwood Wright ('65) of VA AND         My Grandson, Joseph Harty of UT!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 5, 1914 - World War I: The German minelayer Königin Luise laid a minefield about 40 miles (64 km) off the Thames Estuary (Lowestoft). She is intercepted and sunk by the British light-cruiser HMS Amphion.

August 5, 1914 - World War I: The guns of Point Nepean fort at Port Phillip Heads in Victoria (Australia) fired across the bows of the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamer SS Pfalz which was attempting to leave the Port of Melbourne in ignorance of the declaration of war and she was detained; this is said to have been the first Allied shot of the War.

August 5, 1914 - In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light was installed.


August 05, 1940 -
The Soviet Union formally annexed Latvia.

August 05, 1941 - The Battle of Smolensk concluded with Germany capturing about 300,000 Soviet Red Army prisoners.

August 05, 1944 - Possibly the biggest prison breakout in history occurred as 545 Japanese POWs attempted to escape outside the town of Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.

August 05, 1944 - Polish insurgents liberated a German labor camp in Warsaw, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners.

August 05, 1999 -
Music written by Johann Sebastian Bach was found in the Ukraine. The music was thought to have been destroyed over 50 years before during World War II. The material was found in the musical estate of Carl Phillipp Emanuel Bach, who was one of J.S. Bach's children.


Wednesday, August 05, 1964 - Vietnam War: Operation Pierce Arrow American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bombed North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes against U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Wednesday, August 05, 1964 - Journalist Rory Morrison was born Rory David Morrison in London, England. He died from lymphoma on 11 June 2013 at University College London Hospital (UCLH), London, England at the age of 48.

Wednesday, August 05, 1964 - Rapper and director (Beastie Boys) Adam Yauch was born Adam Nathaniel Yauch in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He died of cancer on 04 May 2012 in  New York City, New York at the age of 47.

Wednesday, August 05, 1964 - Ice hockey player and coach Art Ross (b. Arthur Howey Ross on 13 Jan 1886 in Naughton, Ontario, Canada) died in Medford, Massachusetts at the age of 78.

     From Me ('65) of NC - 08/04/14 - "Fun with Guests":

   We have been having a great time with company for the past several days! Adrienne's favorite LDS missionary companion, Ashley Johnson, flew out from Arizona on the 25th, during which time we celebrated three family birthdays. The rest of the time we celebrated everything else.

   Adrienne always said that Ashley was the sister she never had; we immediately saw she was our missing daughter as well.

   She's scheduled to fly back to Arizona on Wednesday, the 6th. We're trying to keep her here (where she obviously really belongs), but her other family somehow seems to object to that idea...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Bellevue, WA
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Fayetteville, NC
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Fayetteville, NC
Sisters Harty and Johnson Adrienne and Ashley Ashley, Adrienne, and Eleanor
   On Sunday, the 3rd,     Our Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) flew up from Texas on a business matter, and was here for less than 24 hours! We didn't even take the photos we had planned, so here he is in the back seat of our '92 Buick Le Sabre as we race to the airport.    
Monday, August 04, 2014
Fayetteville, NC

   Very soon now our home is going to be unbearably empty...

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/04/14 - "GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT":

Glenn Dye presents an evening of Gospel Music, Saturday, August 16th at 6:00 PM at Victory Fellowship, 518 Davis Street, Grand Prairie, TX.

Featuring LISA DYE and MR. STEVE WEATHERFORD, son of the legendary Gospel Singer, LILLY FERN WEATHERFORD.

Free admission. Victory Fellowship Church is located between N.E. 8th or Beltline Rd and N.E. 6TH on Davis Street that branches off Main Street.

Call 972-602-8844 for info.

   COOL BEANS! Thanks, Glenn! Y'all have fun!

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 08/04/14 - "House Concert - Saturday August 9th - Doors Open at 7:00 PM; Music starts at 7:30 PM":

  LADD Park Residents $7.50 each

RSVP to me at: 

   MORE COOL BEANS! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun, too!


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 08/04/14 - "THANKS FOR YOUR TIME":

Thank You ALL.....

A lot of truth in this; you can give someone money and you have the option to earn more to replace it. However, your time is limited - you can't create more, so thank someone for their time today.

Over the phone, his mother told him, "Mr. Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday." Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days.

"Jack, did you hear me?"

"Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It's been so long since I thought of him. I'm sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago," Jack said.

"Well, he didn't forget you. Every time I saw him he'd ask how you were doing. He'd reminisce about the many days you spent over 'his side of the fence' as he put it," Mom told him.

"I loved that old house he lived in," Jack said.

"You know, Jack, after your father died, Mr. Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man's influence in your life," she said.

"He's the one who taught me carpentry," he said. "I wouldn't be in this business if it weren't for him. He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were important...Mom, I'll be there for the funeral," Jack said.

As busy as he was, he kept his word. Jack caught the next flight to his hometown. Mr. Belser's funeral was small and uneventful. He had no children of his own, and most of his relatives had passed away.

The night before he had to return home, Jack and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one more time.

Standing in the doorway, Jack paused for a moment. It was like crossing over into another dimension, a leap through space and time. The house was exactly as he remembered. Every step held memories. Every picture, every piece of furniture....Jack stopped suddenly.

"What's wrong, Jack?" his Mom asked.

"The box is gone," he said.

"What box? " Mom asked.

"There was a small gold box that he kept locked on top of his desk. I must have asked him a thousand times what was inside. All he'd ever tell me was 'the thing I value most,'" Jack said.

It was gone. Everything about the house was exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box. He figured someone from the Belser family had taken it.

"Now I'll never know what was so valuable to him," Jack said. "I better get some sleep. I have an early flight home, Mom."

It had been about two weeks since Mr. Belser died. Returning home from work one day Jack discovered a note in his mailbox. "Signature required on a package. No one at home. Please stop by the main post office within the next three days," the note read.

Early the next day Jack retrieved the package. The small box was old and looked like it had been mailed a hundred years ago. The handwriting was difficult to read, but the return address caught his attention.

"Mr. Harold Belser," it read.

Jack took the box out to his car and ripped open the package. There inside was the gold box and an envelope. Jack's hands shook as he read the note inside.

"Upon my death, please forward this box and its contents to Jack Bennett. It's the thing I valued most in my life." A small key was taped to the letter. His heart racing, as tears filling his eyes, Jack carefully unlocked the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket watch. Running his fingers slowly over the finely etched casing, he unlatched the cover.

Inside he found these words engraved: "Jack, Thanks for your time! Harold Belser."

"The thing he valued time."

Jack held the watch for a few minutes, then called his office and cleared his appointments for the next two days. "Why?" Janet, his assistant asked.

"I need some time to spend with my son," he said.

"Oh, by the way, Janet...thanks for your time!"

Think about this. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.
1. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way..
2. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't  like you.
3. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
4. You mean the world to someone.
5. If not for you, someone may not be living.
6. You are special and unique.
7. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you trust The Lord to do what's best, and wait on His time, sooner or later, you will get it or something better.
8. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good can still come from it.
9. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you  most likely turned your back on the world.
10. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.
12. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know and you'll both be happy ..
13. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.
Send this letter to all the people you care about, if you do so, you will certainly brighten someone's day and might change their perspective on life... for the better.
*****To everyone I sent this to, "Thanks for your time."*****
Do Not Regret Getting Older; It is a Privilege Denied To Many!

   Thank you so much, Wayne!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/04/14 - "Image fader-- absolutely fantastic":

Pics from the Past - It is amazing the difference in 70 years.


   WOWZERONI! This is a positively mesmerizing - and spooky - exercise! Thanks so much, Billy!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/01/14 - "Funnies (#3 in a series of 13)":

     Thanks, Dearest Judy!

BONUS CARIBBEAN BLUE CROCHET PATTERN: - Anne Potter's Tobago Belt - "A wonderfully cool accessory, this uber-hip belt gives crochet a new swagger. A bright Caribbean blue yarn and traditional square motifs get along perfectly in this fashion-brilliant belt. I love how the classic Granny square has such attitude seen on this bandolier-inspired hip belt – so cool! While you could make this belt using any small square motif, I’m including directions for the classic double crochet motif shown. This belt is a great on-the-go project thanks to the motif’s small size and simple pattern. Scour thrift shops (or and ebay) for the perfect vintage belt buckle or grab a new one in the notions department of the fabric store. Who knew crochet could be so hip?"

BONUS BLUE FISH RECIPE: - Super Summer Grilled Bluefish - "Have a ton of bluefish and don't know what to do with it? Give this a try! Bluefish has a reputation for being a very strong fish. This super citrus marinade gives this grilled fish a bright and delicious flavor. I just made some (which I caught and froze) and it came out superb."


From - 08/04/14:

You know it is time to reassess your relationship with your computer when....

1. You wake up at 4 o'clock in the morning to go to the bathroom and stop to check your email on the way back to bed.

2. You turn off your computer and get an awful empty feeling, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.

3. You decide to stay in college for an additional year or two, just for the free internet access.

4. You laugh at people with 28.8 modems.

5. You start using smileys :-) in your snail mail.

6. You find yourself typing "com" after every period when using a word

7. You can't correspond with your mother because she doesn't have a computer.

8. When your email box shows "no new messages" and you feel really depressed.

9. You don't know the gender of your three closest friends because they have nondescript screen names and you never bothered to ask.

10. You move into a new house and you decide to "Netscape" before you landscape.

11. Your family always knows where you are.

12. In real life conversations, you don't laugh, you just say "LOL, LOL".

13. After reading this message, you immediately forward it to a friend!

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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Caribbean Blue

Enya, 1991
(b. 17 May 1961)

...Afer Ventus... the world goes round and round
With all you ever knew --
They say the sky high above
Is Caribbean blue...

...if every man says all he can,
If every man is true,
Do I believe the sky above
Is Caribbean blue...


...if all you told was turned to gold
If all you dreamed was new,
Imagine sky high above
In Caribbean blue...

Afer Ventus...

"Caribbean Blue" midi courtesy of - 07/06/09

"Caribbean Blue" lyrics courtesy of - 08/05/09

"Caribbean Blue" Image courtesy of - 08/05/09

Island Divider Line clip art courtesy of somewhere within - 07/08/09

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

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

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

Animated Air Force 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!

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of - 08/01/10

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

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

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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