lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

The Child Health Site   Provide free mammograms!   The Hunger Site  
09/29/14 - 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


   Happy Birthday today 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 - Barry Hatchett ('63) of VA AND  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 Donna Rountree Holburn ('63) AND   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;

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

06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND   Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 29, 1938 - Munich Agreement: Germany was given permission from France, Italy, and Great Britain to seize the territory of Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia. The meeting took place in Munich, and leaders from neither the Soviet Union nor Czechoslovakia attended.

September 29, 1939 - Germany and the Soviet Union agreed to divide control of occupied Poland. The Germans took the west side of the Bug River and the Soviets took everything to the east.

September 29, 1941 - Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C began the Babi Yar massacre, according to the Einsatzgruppen operational situation report.

September 29, 1943 - U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio signed an armistice aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson off Malta.

September 29, 1943 - Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" was published in the U.S.

September 29, 2002 - An anti-war concert was held in Peenemuende, Germany. The town was once the home to the Nazi ballistic missile program.


day, September 29, 1964 - The Argentine comic strip Mafalda was published for the first time.

Tuesday, September 29, 1964 - Basketball player Brad Lohaus was born Bradley Allen Lohaus in New Ulm, Minnesota.

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
09/28/14 - "Sick?":
I am so sorry you are sick. Hope it’s NOT the flu. Be better soon sunshine.

   Thank you so much, Joan! I hope so, too; I haven't had my flu shot yet!

From Jim Moore ('64) of VA to            Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/22/14:


... On another topic, I keep trying the nnhs65 site but all that comes up is a solid blue screen bordered by an orange frame.  What happened to the site?  Is there a new web site?  Please let me know...

Jim Moore

         From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to      Me ('65) of NC - 09/28/14 - "Web Site":


I experience this, as well. In my case, I see the correct screen momentarily, then it disappears, leaving the blue background and orange border. It takes one or more reloads to get the screen to remain in place. All else works fine.

Has anyone else mentioned this?


   Hmm. No one has mentioned this before at all, so I thought I was the only one experiencing it.  

   It is in fact a browser issue.

   Because I need to keep both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome open at all times (one can do one thing and one can do another), I have observed the following:

   Only Google Chrome lets me capture obituaries or watch videos (or anything else involving Flash); otherwise I wouldn't bother to open it.

   With Mozilla Firefox the page appears normal, but will not reveal the Page Hits.

   With Opera, the page loads nicely, shows the Page Hits, but reveals the "skeletons" of the page-making process. I only use Opera on rare occasions, simply because it doesn't really solve very much for me.

   With Google Chrome I have to "chase" that opening page. If I scroll down very slowly, it's somewhere in the middle of that gigantic blue screen - sooo annoying. Reloading does nothing for me; I just need to catch it.

   This problem is caused by the fact that Front Page, which I have used in building the site and maintaining the site since 2000, no longer is supported by Google Chrome; it is considered obsolete. It's also the reason I can no longer hear ANY midi files playing - ever.

   One possible solution might be to bookmark both the SITE MAP and the Newsletter links, which do not seem to be affected on Google Chrome:

   Thank you, David! I hope this might be of some help - or at least explanation.

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/28/14 - "Recently Found WW II Photos":

Recently Found WW II Photos

These photos are amazing clear.

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy - these images are fabulous!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/27/14 - "Very good thrifty tips, a brain teaser & 2 inspirations":
Pendulum Wave in a N.C. Forest--so pretty.
Maria Ikenberry
Extremely windy day in Norway...

The Black Crowes-Remedy
Donovan-Season Of The Witch--Always reminds me of Fall nights, Halloween, pumpkins and such.


*-- Q and A Quickies --*

Q: Why can't the leopard hide?

A: Because he's always spotted.

Q: What do you call a scared dinosaur?

A: A nervous Rex.

*-- More Q and A Quickies --*

Q: Did you hear that someone broke into our local police station and stole the toilet?

A: Right now the cops have nothing to go on.

Q: What does a bee use to brush its hair?

A: A honeycomb!



My teenaged niece Elizabeth was nervous as she took the wheel for her first driving lesson. As she was pulling out of the parking lot, the instructor said, "Turn left here, and don't forget to let the people behind you know what you're doing."

Elizabeth turned to the students sitting in the backseat and announced, "I'm going left."


I had been teaching my seventh-graders about World War II, and a test question was, "What was the largest amphibious assault of all time?"

Expecting to see "the D-Day invasion" as the answer, I found instead on one paper, "Moses and the plague of frogs."


Brain Teaser


Only one color, but not one size,
Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies.
Present in sun, but not in rain,
Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.

What am I?

Scroll down after guessing








A shadow



1. Pain relievers and other over-the-counter medications.

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. is available in many generic products.

Name-Brand Acetaminophen: $10.99
Store-Brand Acetaminophen: $6.99
Difference: $4.00 (57 percent)

2. Milk

Name-Brand Milk: $5.45
Store-Brand Milk: $3.39
Difference: $2.06 (60 percent)

3. Bleach

Name-Brand Bleach: $2.25
Store-Brand Bleach: $1.67

Difference: $.58 (35 percent)

4. Cleaning Products

Name-Brand Cleaner with Bleach: $3.29
Store-Brand Cleaner with Bleach: $2.39
Difference: $.90 (38 percent)

5. Spices

Name-Brand Oregano: $5.48/oz.
Store-Brand Oregano: $1.24/oz.
Difference: $4.24 (342 percent)


Spending cash will make you cash!

Make as many routine purchases as possible with cash instead of credit cards! This will force you to budget, and ALWAYS bring home your change.

Just start feeding your loose change into the Money Jar and before you know it you'll have a small fortune.

It is money you will never miss because nobody accounts for loose change in their budget. But the Digital Money Jar will get you in the habit of saving your loose change and before you know it you will have 50, 75 or maybe even a hundred bucks in cold, hard cash to spend on whatever you want.

It's just like getting free money!


Self Improvement
By Judith Banks Simmons from Magalia USA.

Words of Wisdoms from my father
"Even a fish will keep out of trouble if it keeps its mouth shut."


Bald Communion

Just wanted to let you know about a different perspective with regards to the issue, Hats Off To You.

I was so glad to hear that you didn't say anything to the young man and this is why.

I was in the backyard recently and noticed that my neighbor had shaved his head. I asked why he was sporting a bald do and he said that recently, when he was administering communion in his church, he noticed a young man wearing a hat. He asked him to remove it and the young man started to cry.

He told him he couldn't because he was undergoing chemotherapy and didn't have any hair, which was embarrassing to him.

My neighbor felt terrible that he had singled him out. The next Sunday my friend went to church bald and sat next to the young man who was pretty amazed someone would want to reach out to him in such a personal way.

He smiled and then reached up and removed his hat.

When I heard the story I felt it was a MountainWings Moment and I think you will too.

~A MountainWings Original by Judy Gerdis, Shelbyville, KY~

Hats Off To You


For Only A Dollar

Today I went to Wendy's, the restaurant, which was one of those rare occasions I get to treat myself. I had it all planned out. I had been thinking about it all day.

I was going to have my Wendy's usual, a chicken sandwich, small fries and small drink, which were all off the dollar menu. However, while placing my order, I had a change of heart. You see I live in Phoenix Arizona, and it's 110 degrees today. So I decided to have the dollar frosty instead of the small drink. I decided to wait to order it until I finished my meal so that I could have it on the walk back to the bus stop. By the way, I was telling all this to the young guy who was taking my order. It makes me laugh at myself now. But he politely smiled, nodded and offered me a cup of ice water.

I took my tray and sat down to enjoy my meal. As I was sitting there eating and listening to 3 unruly, crying kids and noticing 2 parents who think they are acting normal, an older gentleman came into the restaurant. He appeared to be in his seventies, very tall, very skinny, and a few days unshaven and very white hair. His clothes were clean but didn't fit right. He was carrying 2 backpacks, several newspapers folded neatly under his arm, and a large Igloo(r) water cooler. He placed his things in the booth next to mine and proceeded to the counter to order. At that time, I noticed how quiet the restaurant had become. No one was staring at the gentleman because they didn't want to make eye contact with him. Even the unconcerned parents were forcing their children to be quiet and not look at him.

I continued to watch everyone's reactions towards him, and I knew exactly what it felt like to be in his position. You see for the most part of the past 2 years, I have been homeless and it's hard to hide that fact. People don't know how to respond to you. They want to help, they know they should help, but for whatever their reasons are at the time they don't. So what do they do...?

They get quiet and for God's sake don't make eye contact. As long as they don't make eye contact with you, they think you don't know that they know. However, we know and feel it more than you will ever know.

I watched him order; he asked the young guy for ice for his cooler, then he ordered a large drink without ice. He paid with pennies. I noticed the look on the young guy's face. I recognized that look, he was nervous that the gentleman would not have enough money to pay. He then would have to make a decision on what to do; call a manager, put in some change of his own or tell the man to buzz off.

The man had just enough to pay. He too had been planning his treat at Wendy's all day, he had counted that change over and over again to be sure he had enough before ever entering the restaurant.

He didn't want anyone to know and it was embarrassing enough to have to pay with a handful of 'found' pennies; but to do so and find you don't have enough is an even a bigger fear. So he paid and at that moment, he was rich. He was able to go into a cool place, order something, pay for it, read his paper and for a brief moment, feel normal.

I continued to watch him and the others, not knowing exactly what to do myself. Sometimes we just want to pretend that no one knows. I watched him organize his things and he sat down next to me. He faced the window and his back was towards me. He didn't make eye contact. I watched him wipe the table and seat down before he sat down to read his paper. He took the drink without ice and poured it into the cooler; he stretched his dollar. I continued to enjoy my meal and tried not to feel sad for him, myself or those watching.

Then I remembered my decision not to order the drink and to get a frosty instead. It all became clear. If I had ordered the drink, I would not have had the dollar in my pocket waiting on that frosty. I smiled at myself and said, "I get it, God". I knew why you made me act a fool at the counter when ordering; I was supposed to have the dollar in my pocket at that moment. So I got up and walked up to the counter. The young guy said, "Ready for your frosty?" and I said, "No, I think I need another chicken sandwich". He said, "Still hungry?" I replied, "Something like that".

I took the chicken sandwich, sat back down at my booth, waited a couple of minutes and spoke to the gentleman. I told him I had an extra chicken sandwich and asked would he like it. He nodded his head yes, took the sandwich and began to eat it before he could unwrap it completely. I then noticed a strange reaction in the restaurant. It was no longer quiet. There was a buzz, but I wasn't sure why. Feeling good about what I had done and how much better that felt than the brain freeze I would have gotten from the frosty, I finished my meal.

As I was gathering my trash, there was a rush to the counter. 3 people from 3 different tables, including one of the parents from the unruly kid's table all headed to the counter. I sat back down to watch. One by one, they all brought him something over; first an order of fries, then a small salad, and then a bowl of chili. All 3 saying the same thing I had said, I have an extra item, would you like it. He never said a word; he just reached out to take it and nodded yes to each. I watched for a minute longer as he arranged his banquet; he bowed his head for a moment and then continued on with his feast. I watched the others begin to leave the restaurant. They were walking very tall, big smiles, and feeling pretty good. They got that feeling "For only a Dollar".

I think sometimes we just don't know what to do, and we're just waiting for someone to show us. Today, God showed me what I needed to do. When I listened, look what happened. When we do something small it makes a world of difference. As I was leaving, the guy at the counter called his manager up and they both smiled at me as I left. I smiled with my big "Dollar" smile back and I felt seven feet tall.

As I walked by the window, the gentleman waved at me and mouthed the words, "God bless you". I think I saw him wipe a tear from his eye. At that moment I felt pretty blessed and I definitely had to wipe a tear from my eye. And I got all this "For only a Dollar".

~A MountainWings Original experienced and written by Thom Malone~

   Thank you, Shari!

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 09/28/14:

    That's what I get every year, too! Thanks, Adrienne!

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 09/28/14 - "Do Not Grow Old":

   I love that man! Thanks, Jean!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/08/14 - "Church Pics (#17 in a Series of 17)":

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

     GIGGLES! Thank you, Joyce - these were a hoot!


From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/12/14 - "Pets that don't know how furniture works! (#13 in a series of 21)":
  Pets that don't know how furniture works!

      Thanks, Haul Party!


        From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 09/18/14 - "So God Made a Dog (#5 in a series of 23)":
  Too precious to miss!

Baby Sitters...

Does it get any better than that ?

        AWW! Thanks, John Darlin'!


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 - 09/28/14:

There was a student who was desirous of taking admission for a study course.

He was smart enough to get through the written test, a GD and was to appear for the personal interview. Later, as the interview progressed, the interviewer found this boy to be bright as he could answer all the questions correctly. The interviewer got impatient and decided to corner the boy.

"Tell me your choice;" said he to the boy, "What's your choice: I shall either ask you ten easy questions or ONE real difficult. Think well before you make up your mind."

The boy thought for a while and said, "My choice is ONE real difficult question."

"Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice!" said the man on the opposite side. "Tell me: What comes first, Day or Night?"

The boy was jolted first but he waited for a while and said, "It's the DAY, sir."

"How???????" the interviewer was smiling ("At last, I have you!" he said to himself.)

"Sorry, sir, you promised me that you would not ask me a SECOND difficult question!"

Admission for the course was thus secured.

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 09/27/14

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


1. Visit the main page (, scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (;

2. Go to, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    

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 Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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 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 LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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

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

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2014

Return to NNHS Class of 1965