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08/19/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Today

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that
all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical
rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses
that are blooming outside our windows today.”

- Dale Carnegie
(24 Nov 1888 - 01 Nov 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme repeats about this same time every year:

BONUS - - Today - New Christy Minstrels


   Happy Birthday today to       Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND   Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA, who were born in Riverside Hospital on the same night as their fathers paced the halls together. They are celebrating their 70th birthdays today.    President Bill Clinton is also lighting the candles today, but he, of course, was born in Arkansas.

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to     The late Chip Clark ('65) (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, Gentlemen!


About August 20, 1946

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

21 -   Bob Buchan ('61) of VA AND     Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA;

22 - Suzanne Morris Oberlander ('63) AND   Candy Hixson Whitley (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA;

23 - Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND    My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA;

26 - Michele Shelton Sokol ('66) of CA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 19, 1666 - Second Anglo-Dutch War: Rear Admiral Robert Holmes led a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".


August 19, 1934 - The creation of the position Führer was approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote.

August 19, 1940 - Italy's occupation of British Somaliland in East Africa ended.

August 19, 1940 - The first flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.

August 19, 1942 - Operation Jubilee – the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division led an amphibious assault by allied forces on Dieppe, France and failed; many Canadians were killed or captured. The operation was doomed to fail, and was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy. 

August 19, 1944 - Liberation of Paris Paris rose against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.


Friday, August 19, 1966 - Singer-songwriter Lee Ann Womack was born in Jacksonville, Texas.

Friday, August 19, 1966 - Motorcycle racer and manager Wilco Zeelenberg was born in Bleiswijk, South Holland, in the midwestern Netherlands.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/18/15:

“If we do the best we can, the Lord will bless us according to our deeds and the desires of our hearts.”

- Russell M. Nelson, October, 1995
(b. 09 Sept 1924)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


 From Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA - 08/18/16, 1:20 PM - "Death notices and updates":

Hi, Carol,

I certainly hope you and family, and lots of family there is, are doing well and are healthy, which to you I know is a challenge. I think of you often and pray for you and      Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS IL - '61) especially. And I was saddened to see   Albert Simms, Jr.'s ('60) obituary for I often liked his input on the many things that cross this website's space.

Well moving along I have a couple of items to pass to you: The husband of Linda Mahanes Hardee, (NNHS, 1963, Editor of the Beacon),
Norman Carl Hardee of McLean, VA, passed away on July 18, 2016 at Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA. He was born Nov. 28, 1937 in Greenville, NC. He was also my friend, boss and mentor for 28 years. He was an entrepreneur first class opening restaurants in VA, MD, PA, NC, TN under various names and always successful. But more than anything he will be remembered for how he treated his people and how many he helped when there was a need. That was for busboy and manager alike!

He left to survive, Linda, his wife of 50 years, a daughter, Lorianne, two sons, Norman Christopher Hardee and Joseph William Hardee, and lots of those grandees!! He was a giant in the restaurant business. (cause of death cancer)

Moving along:
William Gerald Bunting, a NNHS 1954 graduate, passed away Sept. 15, 2004 in Fairfax, VA. Jerry was born in Newport News, VA in August 1936 and initially went to work for Sears as quite a few NNHS folks did back then. Then Jerry joined Norman Hardee in the restaurant industry and of course was successful. He married
Joyce Lynn Majette, a HHS grad, b. Sept. 1938 Hampton, VA and d. Jan. 4, 1984. Second wife was Sylvia J. Bunting who died Mar. 2, 2008. Jerry died from liver cancer.

Carol, I condensed this as much as I could but feel free to do any magic that you see needs doing.

As always, Thank you.

   Oh, Eddie Darlin', I'm so sorry to learn all this! I'm not certain how I could have missed it originally, but thank you so much for letting me know. You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your friends.

   As for Paul and me, we are holding up fairly well, some days are better than others, but we seem to be doing better than many we know, so we'll not complain.


   From George Helliesen ('61) of VA to Buddy David ('61) of VA - 08/18/16 - "55-Year Reunion":


Thanks for the information regarding the 55-year reunion. I will not be able to come because I had a stroke back in May and I still have some residual affects which would cause some problems. They are still trying to catch an aneurysm in the brain. I will try and send a couple of dollars to help the cause.

Thanks for all the work you do.

George H.

     A STROKE?? AN ANEURYSM?!? George, how did I miss all this before??? I'm sorry you won't be able to attend your reunion, but I'm even sorrier to learn why! Take extra care of yourself, and we'll keep you in our prayers!

“Put your middle finger and your thumb together. And make it snappy.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982

BONUS STRAWBERRY CROCHET PATTERNS: and - Easy Peasy Strawberries - "Everyone loves a little crocheted food! Why not add a splash of color to your children's kitchen (or your own) with a bowl of bright red strawberries? These charming little strawberries work up in only a few minutes with less than ten yards of yarn apiece. It won't take much time at all to crochet a bowlful, so why not? They're a quick way to create a little cheerful brightness." - Emilee Gettle's Strawberry - "I have been harvesting strawberries like crazy in our garden. I simply can’t resist their tempting sweetness. If held to the sun their sugary flesh is almost metallic in color. This week I decided to take my love of strawberries one step further and create this crochet pattern for you to enjoy. There are so many uses for this pattern, from decorating kids apparel to a zipper pull on your purse. Or, if you don’t want your strawberry to be three-dimensional, just make one half of the berry and use it as a cute appliqué on kitchen linens! The sky is the limit!"

BONUS STRAWBERRY RECIPES: - Easy Strawberry Recipes - "Have you been searching for the perfect easy strawberry recipes? Well, your hunt is officially over because we've done all the research for you and it's all right here! Basically, you name it... we've got it! Everything from easy strawberry cheesecake recipes to strawberry smoothie recipes. From strawberry shortcake to strawberry punch recipes. Want to try your hand at strawberry jam, muffins or pies? Or how about an easy breakfast recipe like waffles and strawberries? You'll find everything you need right here....and much, much more." - Strawberry Recipes - "Looking for strawberry recipes? Get delicious strawberry recipes including strawberry smoothies, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry pie, strawberry shortcake, and more strawberry recipes." - Mouth-Watering Strawberry Recipes for All Berry Lovers - "Don't you just love strawberry recipes? I could eat them each and every day! Apart from tasting simply delicious, these red fruits have beneficial effects on your health. So if it isn't just for the enjoyment itself, you now have lots of reasons to eat them."


From - 08/18/16:

During a test, the college professor noticed that a married student, who was quite pregnant, kept rubbing her side. After class, before she left, the teacher asked her, "Are you okay? I noticed you were holding onto your side."

"Oh, I'm fine," the student answered. "It's just that my baby was pushing his foot up and down my ribs, and it hurt a little."

"Well, that's good," the professor said, feeling relieved.

"Yes," she continued. "It's strange. He normally sleeps during your class, too."



1. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.


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  Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol





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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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Written by Randy Sparks (b. 29 July 1933)

Recorded by New Christy Minstrels, 1964

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today

I'll be a dandy, and I'll be a rover
You'll know who I am by the songs that I sing
I'll feast at your table, I'll sleep in your clover
Who cares what the morrow shall bring

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today

I can't be contented with yesterdays glory
I can't live on promises winter to spring
Today is my moment, now is my story
I'll laugh and I'll cry and I'll sing

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today

"Today" midi courtesy of - 08/08/06

"Today" lyrics courtesy of - 08/08/06

Image of Bowl of Strawberries courtesy of - 08/08/06

Image of Glasses of Wine courtesy of - 08/08/06

Red and Pink Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy
of - 02/16/06

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

Bronze Star clip art courtesy of - 05/09/08

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

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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