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08/26/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
For Once in My Life

“Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall
madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.”

- Lucille Ball
(06 Aug 1911 - 26 Apr 1989)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   Today's Newsletter is a rerun... but then this year they are almost all reruns!

BONUS - - For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder, @ 1968


"For Once in My Life" is a swing song written by Ron Miller and Orlando Murden for Motown Records' Jobete publishing company in 1967 (see 1967 in music). The composition was originally recorded by Jean DuShon, while other artists, such as Tony Bennett and The Temptations, recorded slow ballad versions of the song. Jack Soo was the first male artist to record a version of the song—it never made it to any public market and the recording was permanently shelved in the Motown Records archives.[1][2]

The most familiar and successful version of "For Once in My Life" is an uptempo arrangement by Stevie Wonder, recorded immediately after DuShon's original.[citation needed] Wonder's version (issued on Motown's Tamla label) was a top-three hit in the United States in late 1968 and early 1969...


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND     My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

28 -  The late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09);

29 -    Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND    the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) (deceased 09/17/08);

30 -      Me ('65) of NC AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA;

31 -     Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND      Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND    Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND   My Grandson, Jacob Harty of LA;

01 -   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;
02 - Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND   
Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 26, 1814 - Chilean War of Independence: Infighting between the rebel forces of José Miguel Carrera and Bernardo O'Higgins erupted in the Battle of Las Tres Acequias.


August 26, 1914 - In Brazil, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras was founded.

August 26, 1914 - World War I: The German colony of Togoland was invaded by French and British forces, who took it after 5 days.

August 26, 1934 - Adolf Hitler demanded that France turn over their Saar region to Germany.

August 26, 1940 - Chad became the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.

August 26, 1942 - Holocaust in Chortkiv, western Ukraine: At 2.30 am the German Schutzpolizei started driving Jews out of their houses, divided them into groups of 120, packed them in freight cars and deported 2000 to Belzec death camp. 500 of the sick and children were murdered on the spot.

August 26, 1944 - Charles de Gaulle entered Paris.

August 26, 1945 - The Japanese were given surrender instructions on the U.S. battleship Missouri.

August 26, 1961 - All crossing points into East Germany were closed for West Berlin citizens.

TODAY IN 1964:

Wednesday, August 26, 1964 - Rower Dave Boyes was born David Michael Boyes in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Wednesday, August 26, 1964 - Sailor Peter Bromby was born Peter Frederick Bromby in Sandys Parish, Bermuda.

Wednesday, August 26, 1964 - Geneva, Illinois mayor, Kevin Burns, was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Wednesday, August 26, 1964 - Author
Allegra Huston was born in London, England.

Wednesday, August 26, 1964 - F
ootball defensive linemen Bobby Jurasin was born in Wakefield, Michigan.

Wednesday, August 26, 1964 -
Major League Baseball catcher Chad Kreuter was born Chadden Michael Kreuter in Greenbrae, California.  

Wednesday, August 26, 1964 - Footballer
Zadok Malka was born in Israel.

Wednesday, August 26, 1964 - Boxer
Torsten Schmitz was born in Crivitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Wednesday, August 26, 1964 - Cyclist
Carsten Wolf was born in East Germany.

  From Don Harvey ('53) of VA - 08/25/14 - "NNHS class of 1953 -  61-Year Reunion":


The attached subject photo was taken at the NNHS class of 1953 -  61-Year Reunion celebration event. on June 26, 2014.  The event was at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA and attended by 44 classmates and 29 guests, who enjoyed a reception, dinner, and memories. 

One attendee (Robert Gwaltney) came from as far as his home in Hawaii.

      WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Don!

I've posted this directly on the Reunion Page in our permanent archive:


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 08/25/14 - "BLACK LAB'S SWIMMING FRIEND":

Such a wonderful and heart warming video and story... enjoy with you children, grandchildren or great grandkids....


I think I've seen this before but it's pretty amazing considering this is an African (not Indian) elephant. Look at those ears.

Actually, like the girl in the video, I would have liked to have had such friends.

   OH, WOW! Thanks, Wayne!

      From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 08/25/14 - "The year of your birth":


The screen is going to fade to black.

You'll be pleasantly surprised with this one..

Type the year only. Then click the question (?) mark.

Sit back and enjoy!



   WOWZERS! Thanks, Buster!

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 08/25/14 - "Are You Ready For Some Football?":

love these..............
College football season is about to begin; here are some funny anecdotes to get you prepared. Some old. Some new.

Ohio State's Urban Meyer on one of his players: "He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear. In fact, I just saw his grades and he doesn't know the meaning of a lot of words."

Why do Tennessee fans wear orange?
So they can dress that way for the game on Saturday, go hunting on Sunday, and pick up trash on Monday.

What does the average Alabama player get on his SATs?

How many Georgia Tech freshmen football players does it take to change a light bulb?
None, that's a sophomore course.

How did the Georgia football player die from drinking milk?
The cow fell on him.

Two West Virginia football players were walking in the woods.
One of them said, "Look, a dead bird."
The other looked up in the sky and said, "Where?"

A University of Mississippi football player was almost killed yesterday in a tragic horseback-riding accident.
He fell from a horse and was nearly trampled to death.
Luckily, the manager of the Wal-Mart came out and unplugged the horse.

What do you say to a University of Miami Hurricane football player dressed in a three-piece suit?
"Will the defendant please rise?"

If three Florida State football players are in the same car, who is driving?
The police officer.

How can you tell if an Auburn football player has a girlfriend?
There's tobacco juice on both sides of the pickup truck.

What do you get when you put 32 Arkansas cheerleaders in one room?
A full set of teeth.

University of Michigan Coach Brady Hoke is only going to dress half of his players for the game this week; the other half will have to dress themselves.

How is the South Carolina football team like an opossum?
They play dead at home and get killed on the road.

Why did the Nebraska linebacker steal a police car?
He saw "911" on the side and thought it was a Porsche.

How do you get a former Illinois football player off your porch?
Pay him for the pizza.

What are the longest three years of a University of Florida football player’s life?
Freshman I, Freshman II, and Freshman III.

Thank you, Wayne!


      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 08/25/14:

       AMEN!  Thanks, Jean!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/15/14 - "Cool Signs (#11 in a series of 26)":

Need a chuckle today, read these!

 Thanks, Ruthie!


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 08/17/14 - "I'll bet you didn't know all this...HINTS (#9 in a series of 26)":

  I'm certainly going to try some of these!

   Thanks, Jimmy!


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 08/19/14 - "WE ALL NEED HUMOR (#7 in a series of 11)":
  Those evil seniors!

         Thanks, George!


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - Lauren's Fall Crochet Patterns - "Fall is right around the corner, friends! I couldn’t be more excited. This roundup of 15 fall crochet patterns is right up my alley, and makes me very excited about the coming of my favorite season. I love apple cider, driving through the mountains looking at leaves, and everything else that goes with autumn. Unfortunately, summer and fall aren’t that much different here in Central Florida. Instead of crisp, cool air we’ll be enjoying hot, humid afternoons. Thankfully, crochet patterns like this can help me feel like it’s fall even when it’s toasty outside."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not particularly theme-related): - Happy Hubby Ground Beef Casserole - "This is one of those casserole recipes that will stay in the family for years, and everyone will request it often. Happy Hubby Ground Beef Casserole is a recipe with ground beef, egg noodles, and three kinds of cheese! It's flavored with tomato sauce and sour cream, which make it creamy and delicious. This easy ground beef casserole recipe is hearty enough to fill up the whole family." - Hubby's Loaded Ham, Cheese, and Bisquick Bake - "Make another meal with your baked ham leftovers. Loaded Ham and Cheese Casserole is a hearty simple dish that will satisfy your family's hunger. Loaded with cheese and broccoli this ham casserole recipe will be a hit."


From - 08/25/14:

The science graduate asks, "Why does it work?"

The engineering graduate asks, "How does it work?"

The accounting graduate asks, "How much does it cost?"

The liberal arts graduate asks, "Would you like fries with that?"


1. 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.

2. 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

3. 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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For Once in My Life

Written by Ron Miller (c. 1933 - July 23, 2007) and Orlando Murden, 1967

Recorded by Stevie Wonder, 1968
(b. 13 May 1950)

For once in my life I have someone who needs me
Someone I've needed so long
For once, unafraid, I can go where life leads me
And somehow I know I'll be strong

For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of
Long before I knew
Someone warm like you
Would make my dreams come true

For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me
Not like it's hurt me before
For once, I have something I know won't desert me
I'm not alone anymore

For once, I can say, this is mine, you can't take it
As long as I know I have love, I can make it
For once in my life, I have someone who needs me

"For Once in My Life" midi courtesy of - 08/26/12
"For Once in My Life" lyrics courtesy of - 08/26/12

"For Once in My Life" image courtesy of - 08/26/12

Blue Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/20/11

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

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

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

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

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

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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