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09/05/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Silent Lucidity

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires
faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and
dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”

Gail Devers
(b. 19 Nov 1966)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's Newsletter is in honor of        my #5 son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL, who is celebrating his 31st birthday today.  While he won't admit to having a favorite song, he does rather like this one.  Nathaniel, as you may recall, was totally responsible for the creation of this website ten years ago. 

   Thanks again, Faniel - and Happy Birthday!     

BONUS - - Silent Lucidity - Queensr˙che


"Silent Lucidity" is a single by the American progressive metal band Queensr˙che. It was released in 1990 as the second single from the band's fourth album Empire. The song peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart.[1] The song was composed by lead guitarist Chris DeGarmo. Queensryche performed the song live at the Grammy Awards of 1992, with a supporting orchestra.[2]

Because of the lyrical content, and the title of the song, it is assumed to be based on the subject of lucid dreaming. During the middle eight, a heavily vocoded voice even explains a method for this: "Visualize your dream. Record it in the present tense. Put it into a permanent form. If you persist in your efforts, you can achieve dream control."

The song was recorded with sweeping orchestrations. Often the orchestra is not relegated to the background but instead is very prominent such as during the second half of the instrumental section (timestamp 3:16 - 3:51). Pink Floyd is often cited as an influence for this arrangement and the use of voices in the background.

At the end of the song (5:26), a cello or double bass plays the theme from the traditional Brahms' Lullaby - the typical English translation words being "Lullaby, and good night, go to sleep little baby".

"Silent Lucidity" is ranked #21 on VH1 Greatest Power Ballads. [3]


      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 - "Update on locations - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":


Please post this updated announcement when you have a moment.



Friday evening we’ll meet at 7:00 PM at the home of    Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65).  They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend.  The change in location was decided when members of the reunion committee thought the original location might not be as suitable for conversation as originally planned.  The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News.  The telephone number is 757-595-4116.  We’ll post a map providing directions. - significantly updated 08/07/10 and 09/02/10!

 - updated 09/01/10! 

   Thank you, Dave!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/30/10 - "BIRTHDAY CRUISE":



I just reviewed my contract with the Spirit of Norfolk. I must give them the final attendee count and final payment no later than 23 September. That means that I must receive your reservation and check no later than 20 September.

However, keep in mind that I cannot guarantee you a seat, after the first 40 seats are reserved.

 BOTTOM LINE: Send your reservation now, if you want to be assured of a seat. - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10!

         NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc -

        - 23 slots left! - updated 09/04/10! 


   Happy Birthday today to   Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -   The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (deceased - 03/08/06);

08 - Carroll Elliott ('57) AND   Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND   Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA;

09 -   Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA;

10 -     The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased - 12/23/03);

11 -        The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND   J. Harrison ('58) of GA AND     My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 4, 1939 - The British Royal Air Force attacked the German Navy.

September 4, 1941 - A German submarine made the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.

September 4, 1942 - In Egypt, the Allied forces stopped the Axis attack.

September 4, 1944 - The British 11th Armoured Division liberated the Belgian city of Antwerp.

September 4, 1944 - U.S. Marines shipped off from their station on Pavuvu across the Pacific to Peleliu. The Battle of Peleliu, when considering the number of men involved, had the highest casualty rate of any battle in the Pacific.

September 4, 1945 - A report was released that indicated that the atomic bomb fallout in Hiroshima was still killing at least 100 people a day.


September 05, 1934 - Adolf Hitler predicted that the Reich would last for 1,000 years.

September 05, 1939 - The U.S. proclaimed its neutrality in World War II.

September 05, 1939 - German troops cross the Vistula River in Poland.

September 05, 1942 - Japanese high command ordered withdrawal at Milne Bay, first Japanese defeat in the Pacific War.

September 05, 1943 - The 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment landed and occupied Nazdab, near Lae in the Salamaua-Lae campaign.

September 05, 1944 - Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constituted Benelux.

September 05, 1945 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino was arrested. D'Aquino was suspected of being the wartime radio propagandist "Tokyo Rose". She served six years and was later pardoned by U.S. President Ford.


Saturday, September 04, 1965 - Ice hockey player Sergio Momesso was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Saturday, September 04, 1965 - Alsatian physician, missionary, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Albert Schweitzer (b. 14 Jan 1875 in Kaysersberg, [Alsace-Lorraine], Germany [now Haut-Rhin, France]) died in Lambaréné, Gabon at the age of 90.

TODAY IN 1965:

Sunday, September 05, 1965 - Racing driver David Brabham was born in Wimbledon, London, England.

Sunday, September 05, 1965 - Filmmaker Chris Gore was born in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Sunday, September 05, 1965 - Matador César Rincón was born in Bogotá, Colombia.

Sunday, September 05, 1965 - Politician Thomas Johnston (b. 1882 in Kirkintilloch, Scotland) died.

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 09/03/10 - "  Grace":


Grace is #1 in pet of the month:

and #3 in pet of the year: 

  WOWZERONI!!! That's fabulous! 

   Thanks so much, Norris!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace!  OH, NO!


   That's why I've included the link to all the candidates named Grace, along with the image of The Real Grace, lest there be any confusion. As y'all can see, she's a Weimaraner from Richmond.

   Vote early, and vote often - or at least cast your allotted daily vote!

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 09/02/10 - "Famous Soldiers":

I've been on the side, but keeping tabs on you and want to make sure you add me to the list of your ardent admirers sending belated birthday greetings. August 30, 2010 was a blur as we prepared grandson Nicholas for his entry into first grade. My arithmetic skills keep me from adding up the years, but you must still be of age, playing in the Junior Band!   "Illinoise," as my dad pronounced it, must be treating you good! Hope you and       Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61- of IL) are as happy as it appears.

   Thank you, Normie! The "unmagical" number is 63.

An added note. I enjoyed reading up on     Donny White's ('60 - of VA) career. He has changed little. When I was co-sports editor of THE BEACON, Donny was a terrific multi-sport athlete at NNHS. He was always classy enough to give me a few words to print in my bi-monthly column, "Covert's Corner." I once covered a football game at VMI (after Donny was in the U. S. Army) for the Daily Press. The press box was so high at the top of the stadium I couldn't see anything but little people dashing around the gridiron. Thank goodness for the support staff, giving me play-by-play sheets to write and file my story.
By the way, I would think Donny deserves space in the "Famous Soldiers" link, if you have a couple minutes. Sorry I don't have any info on his service, but his obvious terms of service certainly qualify among we Vietnam War vets. Maybe someone else can fill in the blanks. Hope he sees this and remembers the then budding sports scribe.
A sad note, if I read correctly from Norris Perry (Warwick HS '59), that   Kenny Womack  (10 Sept 1941 - 12 Aug 2010) died a few weeks ago. Like his teammate Donny, he was a member of the Class of '60, a group for which I still feel a warm relationship.  Kenny was another 'Good Guy" that I came to know, not just from practices and games at Saunders Stadium, but from the hallways and classrooms. I can believe the stories about his arm wrestling at the Apprentice School field house! I look forward to reading his obituary when and if you can find it, Webdoll, and honoring his memory.
Norm Covert ('61) MD

   OH, are you kidding me?!? What kind of blithering idiot would have neglected to add Donny White to the Famous Soldiers page?!? Oh, wait. Oh, yeah. Nevermind.....

   I've added his name (not his photos - they're not in uniform, doncha know, and "Rules Is Rules!") now - with a couple of extra links, to boot:





   Thanks so much, Norm!

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 09/02/10 - "CNC'S FIRST HONOR CODE COMM. & COUNCILS: (1961-63) (# 2 of 2 about the first SGA at CNC.)":

In the first academic year (1961-62), before the Student Gov. Assoc. (SGA) existed, existed, Director Cunningham appointed 6 people to serve as an Honor Code Committee: students Jim Cornette, Howard Clark, Patty Lottinville, & Lorena Elder & faculty Georgia Hunter (biology) & Robert Usry (history). When the SGA was formed (Spring 1962), Mr. Usry became its Adviser.
The First Honor Councils, established that 2nd year, were the Men's Honor Council & the Women's Honor Council, with 4 sophomores on each.
Probably from the May 16, 1962 issue of the NN Times-Herald - headlined "Newport Student Units Install Officers."]
Sent by Andrew Veryzer, Jr. 
(63 Decader)
Howard Clark, who has not yet been located, was in the Warwick HS Class of 61 & also was CNC's 1st SGA Vice President. I have no further info on him.
Edward Knight III (AA, CNC, 63; BA, W&M, 65; JD, W&M, 68), who lives in Hampton [ph: (757) 851-6758; e-mail:], was also Soph. Class Pres. in 62-63. Ed is now a retired District Court Judge. He & his wife, Carolyn, have a son & a daughter.
Andrew Veryzer, Jr. (CNC 61-63, U. of MO 64, & U. of ARK 65), who lives in Hurst, TX [ph: (817)595-5852; e-mail:], left the U. of Arkansas his senior year to help Sam Walton create Wal-Mart. He retired in 2000. Andrew & his wife, Anna Mae, have 1 son, 2 daughters, & 4 grandchildren.
Thomas (Tom) Sellars (AA, CNC, 63), who was also President of The German Club, 1962-63 [See Memories, pp. 88-89], died in 2000. I have no further info on him.
Judene Branch Hartless (AA, CNC, 63; BS, Chem, W&M, 65), who lives in Suffolk, VA; ph and e-mail: (upon request), was also in the First CNC Honor Society. She taught h.s. science, worked as a research chemist, & worked with children's programs in public libraries. Now retired, she does vol. work at Sentara Obici Hosp. & in the library at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. Her husband, Ray, is a retired Bell Laboratories chemist.
Patricia Lottinville Kipps (AA, CNC, 63; AB, Psych, W&M, 66; MS, Rehab.Coun., VCU, 87), who lives in Norge, VA; ph and e-mail: (upon request),  worked as a research asst. for USPS & then as a vocational rehabilitation counselor (retired 2007). Patty has 2 daughters, 2 stepsons, 3 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, & 1 great-grandchild. Her husband, John Greenman, is a retired Col. Williamsburg employee.
Lorena Elder Smith ('60) (CNC, 61-63), who lives in Avon Park, FL ; ph and e-mail: (upon request),  was First Ed. of Chris's Crier, CNC's 1st student newspaper, & 3rd place winner in the 1st Miss CNC Contest. Currently a h.s. guidance dept. sec., she & husband Terry (also a 63 Decader) have a son, a daughter, 3 grandchildren, & 3 great-grandchildren.
Nancy Staton Thomas ('61) (CNC, 61-63), who lives in Newport News; ph and e-mail: (upon request), worked for the NN Shipyard Credit Union, Hidenwood Presbyterian Ch. Pre-School, First Baptist Ch. NN, & an independent insurance agency. Retired in 2008, Nancy & her husband, Steve ('61) (retired from NN Shipyard), have 1 son, 2 daughters & 3 grandchildren.

    COOL BEANS! Thanks, Jane!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 09/04/10 - "Doggie Wants to Learn Merengue":

I loved this one.  Jerry and I just sat in amazement and watched.  It says a lot for the dog and his trainer.  God has blessed us with wonderful animals and pets, hasn't He?

This is great!!

   This is such a hoot! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/17/10 - "The Irony of it all! (#15 in a Series of 15)":

  From the Friends of Irony

      Thanks, Ruthie! These have been fun!  


From ArcaMax Jokes - 09/04/10:

The Church Plaque

One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed Little Johnny was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The seven-year- old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, "Good morning, son."

"Good morning pastor" replied the young man, focused on the plaque.

"Sir, what is this?" Little Johnny asked.

"Well son, these are all the people who have died in the service," replied the pastor.

Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque.

Little Johnny's voice barely broke the silence when he asked quietly, "Which one, sir, the 8:30 or the 10:30 service?"


1. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - SEE: - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

2. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - -

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

5. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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.

6. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at - SEE: - - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

7. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at and SEE: -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - - - CLASS OF 1964

8. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

9. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 08/22/10

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09


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

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Silent Lucidity

Written by Chris DeGarmo (b. 14 June 1963)

Recorded by Queensr˙che, 1990
(Peaked at
#9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart)

Hush now, don't you cry
Wipe away the teardrop from your eye
You're lying safe in bed
It was all a bad dream
Spinning in your head
Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
Of someone close to you leaving the game of life
So here it is, another chance
Wide awake you face the day
Your dream is over... or has it just begun?

There's a place I like to hide
A doorway that I run through in the night
Relax child, you were there
But only didn't realize it and you were scared
It's a place where you will learn
To face your fears, retrace the years
And ride the whims of your mind
Commanding in another world
Suddenly you hear and see
This magic new dimension

I- will be watching over you
I- am gonna help you see it through
I- will protect you in the night
I- am smiling next to you, in Silent Lucidity

[spoken during solo]
(Visualize your dream)
(Record it in the present tense)
(Put it into a permanent form)
(If you persist in your efforts)
(You can achieve dream control)
(Dream control)
(How's that then, better?)
(Hug me)

If you open your mind for me
You won't rely on open eyes to see
The walls you built within
Come tumbling down, and a new world will begin
Living twice at once you learn
You're safe from the pain in the dream domain
A soul set free to fly
A round trip journey in your head
Master of illusion, can you realize
Your dream's alive, you can be the guide but...

I- will be watching over you
I- am gonna help to see it through
I- will protect you in the night
I- am smiling next to you....

"Silent Lucidity" midi courtesy of - 09/04/10

"Silent Lucidity" lyrics courtesy of - 09/04/10

"We're Not Dreaming Hard Enough" Image courtesy of - 09/04/10
(Intended for viewing through a standard pair of anaglyphic - red/green - 3-D glasses.
For proper orientation, put the red lens over your left eye. Allow time for all of the pictures to download.)

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Animated Red and Blue Spinning Divider Line clip art courtesy of  - um, somewhere ..... - 07/08/09

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

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

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

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

Animated USMC 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!

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!

Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/01/09

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

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