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09/18/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
67th Birthday of the United States Air Force

“No one comes close.”

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Every now and then we forget to observe this day, but sometimes we get it right.

BONUS - - Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder - SUCH a cool goose bump raising video!



  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/17/14 - "    Jerry (Allen - '65 - of VA)":

Hello, everyone!

Some of you know and already have Jerry on your prayer lists, but I am dropping a note to ask all of you to keep him on your list as he goes to surgery this Friday for severe stenosis. He has had increased pain for the past 6 months or so and has been suffering 24-7. He has come to the point of not being able to sleep at night and it has really taken its tolls on him.

I thank you in advance and will keep you informed.

God bless you!

   YOWZERS! Thank you, Dearest Judy! Tell your sweet husband to expect a mighty influx of even more love and prayers coming on his behalf!


   Happy Birthday today to Bobby Bell ('57) AND         Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL  AND  The United States Air Force - 1947!

September 18, 1947 - The United States Air Force became an independent branch of the United States armed forces.

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Barry Stutt ('57);

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);

22 -   Curt Overman ('59) of VA  AND    Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC;

23 - Fred Fox ('63) AND        My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL;

24 -   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA;

25 - Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND James Comer ('57) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND     Jerry Allen ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 18, 14 - Tiberius was confirmed as Roman emperor by the Roman Senate following the natural death of Augustus.


September 18, 1714 - George I arrived in Great Britain for the first time since becoming king on August 1st.


September 18, 1914 - The Irish Home Rule Act became law, but was delayed until after World War I.

September 18, 1914 - World War I: South African troops landed in German South West Africa.


September 18, 1939 - Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki fled to Romania.

September 18, 1939 - William Joyce makes his first Nazi propaganda broadcast.

September 18, 1940 - Italian troops conquered Sidi Barrani.

September 18, 1941 - German bombers killed more than 1,000 Russians when they bombed Leningrad.

September 18, 1943 - The Jews of Minsk were massacred at Sobibór.

September 18, 1943 - Adolf Hitler ordered the deportation of Danish Jews.

September 18, 1944 - The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoed Junyō Maru; 5,600 were killed.

September 18, 1945 - General Douglas MacArthur moved his command headquarters to Tokyo.


Friday, September 18, 1964 - Constantine II of Greece married Danish princess Anne-Marie.

Friday, September 18, 1964 - The North Vietnamese Army began infiltration of South Vietnam.

Friday, September 18, 1964 - Footballer Jens Henschel was born in Zeitz, East Germany.

Friday, September 18, 1964 - Singer-songwriter Marco Masini was born in Florence, Italy.

Friday, September 18, 1964 - Actress and singer Holly Robinson Peete was born Holly Elizabeth Robinson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Friday, September 18, 1964 - Critic Clive Bell (b. Arthur Clive Heward Bell on 16 Sept 1881 in East Shefford, Berkshire, England) died in London, England two days after his 83rd birthday.

Friday, September 18, 1964 - Author and playwright Seán O'Casey (b. 30 Mar 1880 in Dublin, Ireland) died in Torquay, England at the age of 84.

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 09/17/14 - "Time Flies!":

Wow! I just realized that 3 years ago this week (Sept. 14th, to be precise) I reported to the Missionary Training Center (in Provo, UT) to start my 18-and-a-half month mission

for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

October 4th, 2011 was my first day in the Washington Seattle Mission. Time surely does fly on wings of lightning!

I'll ever be grateful for the opportunity to serve and be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Serving a mission truly brought me closer to Him and made me realize how much He has done, does do, and will do for me.

I know that He loves us all and wants us to be happy. That can be and usually is difficult to do, but with Him there is always hope.

Always have faith in Him and continue to build that relationship with him so that when those "storms" come crashing down on your head,

you will realize that He is there to protect you and help you through them.

   Thank you so much, Adrienne!  I love you and am thankful for your service!   

     From Me ('65) of NC - 09/17/14 - "Funny Story":

   I just can't resist sharing this with y'all.

   As I reported earlier, I had a procedure performed on August 26 to remove a pea-sized pre-cancerous lesion from the very top of my head. While it is healing nicely, it has temporarily left me with a scab about the size of a dime.

   I was recently challenged by a friend to read two chapters in The Book of Mormon every day until the end of the year. I readily accepted. I've always loved to read, but never has a book impacted my life the way this one has, so no matter how many times I read it, it never becomes dull or tiresome.

   Last night I was reading in 2 Nephi and found myself referenced in this verse:

"Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts."

~ 2 Nephi 13:17

   (As Nephi was quoting Isaiah, the same verse also appears in
Isaiah 3:17)

   WHOA - and WOE!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/17/14:

  This one would be good for the newsletter. 

     INDEED! Thanks, Joan!  


      From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 09/17/14 - "Repairing Statue of Christ in Rio":

Repairing Statue of Christ in Rio

Awesome!!!! Very impressive.

   YOWZERS-WOWZERS! Thank you, Buster! That's the scariest thing I've seen in a long time.....

    From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 09/17/14 - "Close Enough":


     Thanks, Catherine!


     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/17/14: 

     Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

    From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 09/17/14 - "Chocolate Candy Christmas Trees":

  Chocolate Candy Christmas Trees

For each tree
2 Miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
1 Regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
1 Hershey Kiss
Icing to decorate and stick candy together

Layer 1 miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, icing, Regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, icing, 1 miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, icing then top with 1 Hershey Kiss. Decorate as you want.

   SO CUTE AND DELICIOUS! Thanks again, Catherine!


     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/17/14:

     Thanks again, Sarah Sugah!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/04/14 - "Ways to decorate using old items... (#12 in a series of 18)": 

  Love some of these ideas. The show Flea Market Flip, with Lara Spencer, is another source to get great ideas...

        COOL BEANS! Thanks, Shari!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/08/14 - "Church Pics (#6 in a Series of 19)":

  IN GOD WE TRUST--If GOD is your co-pilot, change seats!

     GIGGLES! Thank you, Joyce!


 From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/12/14 - "Pets that don't know how furniture works! (#2 in a series of 21)": 
  Pets that don't know how furniture works!

      Thanks, Haul Party!


BONUS AIR FORCE CROCHET PATTERN: - Air Force Crochet Afghan - "The Air Force Crochet Afghan is a great crochet afghan pattern to make for a member or veteran of the Air Force. Follow this crochet chart pattern to complete this picture crochet afghan. Make this crochet afghan for a Christmas gift for someone you love and they'll appreciate all the hard work you put into this crochet afghan."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related): - All Day Slow Cooked Cola Roast  - "This slow cooked roast uses cola to make a tender, delicious meal that the whole family will enjoy. Put it in the slow cooker, let it cook all day and then enjoy! Who knew the secret to great roast was so simple and easy?" -
Slow it Down Beef Barley Soup - "Slow things down and enjoy the savory, comforting flavors of delicious soup recipes. No matter what time of the season you can't beat a comforting bowl of soup. So try this Slow it Down Beef Barley Soup for dinner tonight." - Crazy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes  - "There's nothing crazy about potato recipes like this tasty, easy dish. This recipe for Crazy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes makes the perfect side to serve alongside beef, chicken or pork. It's loaded with flavor and loaded with cheese."


From - 09/17/14:

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

1. 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

2. 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

3. Wednesday, November 12, 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/18/14

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good 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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Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Written by
Robert MacArthur Crawford (27 July 1899 - 12 Mar 1961), 1939

Off we go into the wild blue yonder
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At'em boys, giv'er the gun!
Down we dive spouting our flames from under,
Off with one hell-uv-a roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame,
Nothing'll stop the US Air Force!

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder
Sent it high into the blue
Hands of men blasted the world asunder,
How they live God only knew!
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings ever to soar,
With scouts before and bombers galore,
Nothing can stop the US Air Force!

Here's a toast to the host of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend we send the message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast the US Air Force.
Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the wings level and true!

If you'd live to be a gray haired wonder,
Keep your nose out of the blue!
Flying men guarding our nation's borders,
We'll be there followed by more,
In echelon we carry on!
Nothing'll stop the US Air Force!


"Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder" midi courtesy of - 07/01/04

"Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder" lyrics courtesy of - 07/02/04

1947 Insignia courtesy of - 07/02/04

United States Air Force Emblem courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/04
Thanks, Dave!

Unofficial USAF Motto courtesy of - 09/17/06

Divider Line 802 courtesy of - 09/18/11

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

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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!

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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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 Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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

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

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

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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