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09/28/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Early Autumn

“Then summer fades and passes and October comes. We'll smell smoke
then, and feel an unexpected sharpness, a thrill of nervousness,
swift elation, a sense of sadness and departure.”

- Thomas Wolfe
(03 Oct 1900 - 15 Sept 1938)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

Can you feel the crisp autumn air where you are yet?

BONUS - - Early Autumn - Ella Fitzgerald


Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water.

Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964.

SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at;

CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

   Y'all have fun!


   Happy Birthday today to     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND      My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL, who is now four years old!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Bill Shaw ('63) of VA AND   Bill Weaver ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 -   MaeLea Somervold Cifers ('62) of VA AND    Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;

02 - Stuart Nachman ('63) of VA AND    Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer;

03 -   Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND   Mary Megann Peters ('57) AND   Larry Moran ('65) of ID AND      Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR;

04 -       My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND  Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;

05 - George Pipkin ('57) AND    Butch Ragland ('63) of CO!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 27, 1939 - After 19 days of resistance, Warsaw, Poland surrendered to the Germans after being invaded by the Nazis and the Soviet Union

September 27, 1941 - The Tripartite Pact (a.k.a. The Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis) was signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.

September 27, 1942 - The SS Patrick Henry was launched, becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.

September 27, 1942 - The last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escaped after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River.

September 27, 1944 - The Kassel Mission resulted in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II.troops liberated Klooga concentration camp in Klooga, Estonia.


Friday, September 27, 1963 - Comedian and radio host Marc Maron was born in Jersey City, New Jersey.


September 28, 1939 -Warsaw surrendered to Nazi Germany.

September 28, 1939 - Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agreed upon a plan on the division of Poland after their invasion.

September 28, 1944 - Soviet Army troops liberated Klooga concentration camp in Klooga, Estonia.


Saturday, September 28, 1963 - Whaam!, now considered Roy Lichtenstein's most important work, debuted at an exhibition held at the Leo Castelli Gallery that lasted until at October 24.

Saturday, September 28, 1963 - Wrestler Steve Blackman was born in Annville, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, September 28, 1962 - Scriptwriter and producer Greg Weisman was born in Los Angeles, California.


      From Bobby Hatten (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA - 09/26/13, 12:19 PM - "RE: With Sincere Condolences":


Thank you very much for those kind words. You are an amazing force of nature to have performed such yeoman faithful service to all of your friends and their families for so long and I know that my thank you is echoed by hundreds of others, classmates you knew, those you never met, their families and friends who have received your attention and kind remembrances and shared them on your NNHS website. Margaret Lee was always a loving aunt to me, my sister Mary Beth and brother Jay - our families shared dinner every Sunday after church at my grandmother's dining room table throughout the 1950's and early 1960's and she was there for every important part of my life. My memories of her will always put a smile on my face. Thank you for taking your time to write -

God Bless you, Carol


   Sunday dinners at our grandmother's homes - such beautiful, precious memories for those blessed enough to have had them!  Thank you so much, Bobby!   Again, you have my deepest sympathies


     From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 09/24/13 - "September Newsletter from the 47th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival":

The 47th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
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This just in! MovieMaker Magazine selects WorldFest as One of  "The 50 Film Festival Worth The Entry Fee" - And  Forbes Magazine picked Houston as the "Coolest City in the USA!" - Wonderful Compliments, but now the truth is out and we are in deep trouble! Thought it was our little secret! Join us for our 47th Annual International Competition! Be part of the 3rd oldest film festival in North America, the festival that gave first honors to Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, Michael Cimino, Bryan De Palma, Jonathan Demme, John Lee Hancock, David Lynch, Gavin Hood, The Coen Brothers, Marty Brest, Atom Agoyan, Robert Rodriguez, Oliver Stone, Randal Kleiser, Lesli Linka Glatter, and literally hundreds of other leading Film & Television directors!

Our new MasterFest Program will enter WorldFest Remi Winners in 6 Major categories into up to 10 additional film festivals - The Seoul Drama Awards (SDA) Korea, The Concorto Short Film Festival - Italy, and the USAFilmFestival in Dallas. There is no extra charge for this service!
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WorldFest-Houston offers International Competition for Shorts, Features, Student, Experimental, TV Production, TV Commercials, Screenplays/Scripts, Music Videos, New Media, Documentaries and Films & Videos for Business & Industry! Plus major sub- categories to offer you proper competition and a better chance for Remi Award Honors! Special Note to other festivals receiving this Email: We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can with films and contacts. WorldFest is proudly sponsored by AMC Theaters, the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), Boxer Property, Tippit and Moo,  Eastman Kodak, The City of Houston, The Houston Film Commission, The HQ Hotel Marriott Westchase, Space Center Houston, Arcodoro RestauranteTexas Longhorns, Wagner Media, NASA, The Houston Yacht Club, InkTipThe Houston Film Society, Regent University Film Department,  Richmond Printing, Texas Film Commission, AVIS/Budget, OnlyInHouston, The Omni Homestead, Emerald Limousines,   Seoul Drama Awards (SDA), USAFilmFestival, Dallas, Concorto Short Film Festival, Italy, and The HBU Bradshaw Fitness Center.
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Simply take $5 off each entry fee and each additional category fee if you send in your entry on or before Friday, November 15th, 2013! This is a "Mail-By" Deadline! Plan on joining us for the fun, films, seminars, workshops, The Festival Club, The Remi Awards Gala, and the WorldFest/Consular - Houston Yacht Club Regatta! We are the only film festival in the world with an exciting sailboat regatta and a Texas BBQ!

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Hunter!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 09/26/13 - "We Didn't Start the Fire":

This song and its title was on Final Jeopardy -- only one person got It right.

Question was (paraphrased) "What 1980's song do history teachers praise for its educational value."

Never could understand all the references on Billy Joel's song however, fortunately, with this VIDEO, given the pictures, we now can "see" what our "ears" couldn't.

Anyway, checked to see purpose behind the song, Apparently, it's Joel's homage to the 40-years of historical headlines since his birth in 1949. Wish we could have appreciated
the depths of this song when it was released.

Twenty years later, it's amazing what Joel was able to put into music and lyrics lasting only a few minutes. Whether you are a Billy Joel fan or not, you probably remember his great song, 'We Didn't Start the Fire..'

Here it is, set to pictures... It's a neat flashback through the past half century. I never did know all the words. Turn up volume, sit back and enjoy a review of 50 years of history in less than three minutes! Thanks to Billy Joel and some guy from the University of Chicago with a lot of spare time.

On the video webpage, Top left gives you full screen.... Top right lets you pause. Bottom left shows the year.

The older you are, the more pictures you will recognize. Anyone over age 65 should remember over 90% of what they see. But it's great at any age.

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Jimmy!


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/27/13 - "Oil Field Dodge 1920":

The Good Old Days

Check out this promotional video. It's incredible . . .Oil Field Dodge 1920

They just don't make them like they used to:

   WOWZERONI! That's just insane! Thanks, Bill!

BONUS AUTUMN CROCHET PATTERN: - Suzie's One Ball Ruffled Wrist Cozies - Designed by Suzies Stuff - "This is such a fun pattern to make. Once it's complete the ruffles hang out of your jacket cuff for a nice embellishment to your outfit. An I hook is used with worsted weight yarn."

BONUS AUTUMN RECIPES: - State Fair Herb Bread - "A blue ribbon winner at the fair and a gold medal winner on your buffet table!" - Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits - "Try these sure-fire biscuits once you know my secret for getting perfect results every time. Yes, it really is all in the baking powder!" - Cinnamon Bun Pie - "Holy cow, these cinnamon buns are amazing! The combination of the flaky dough and the gooey topping makes this Cinnamon Bun Pie a recipe you'll want to keep near the top of your recipe collection."

From - 09/27/13:

Two fish are in a tank. One says to the other, "How do you drive this thing?"

1.Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 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. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

3. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 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 08/20/13

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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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Early Autumn

Music by Ralph Burns (29 June 1922 – 21 Nov 2001) and Woody Herman (16 May 1913 – 29 Oct 1987), 1949

Words by Johnny Mercer (18 Nov 1909 – 25 June 1976), 1949

Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald (25 Apr 1917 – 15 June 1996)

When an early autumn walks the land and chills the breeze
and touches with her hand the summer trees,
perhaps you'll understand what memories I own.

There's a dance pavilion in the rain all shuttered down,
a winding country lane all russet brown,
a frosty window pane shows me a town grown lonely.

That spring of ours that started so April-hearted,
seemed made for just a boy and girl.
I never dreamed, did you, any fall would come in view
so early, early.

Darling if you care, please, let me know,
I'll meet you anywhere, I miss you so.
Let's never have to share another early autumn.

"Early Autumn Leaves" midi courtesy of - 09/28/07

 "Early Autumn" lyrics courtesy of - 09/28/07

"Early Autumn Oak Leaves" Photo courtesy of - 09/28/07

Acorns and Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/04/05

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

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!!

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

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

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!

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