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10/22/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Annette Funicello's 70th Birthday

“When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that
in a single second your whole life could change.”

- Annette Funicello
(b. 22 Oct 1942)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   How can Annette possibly be 70 years old today?  Aren't we all still just kids?!?  And how could her fairy tale ending have gone so tragically wrong???

BONUS #1 - - Mickey Mouse Club with Annette Funicello 

BONUS #2 - - Annette Ballet, 1956

BONUS #3 - - Tall Paul - Annette Funicello on American Bandstand

BONUS #4 - - The Annette Sound

BONUS #5 - - A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Clip from Cinderella (1950)



   Happy Birthday today to       The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008)  AND   The late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) AND   Annette Funicello of CA  AND    Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND   Al Farber ('64) of GA AND The late    Joe Mooney ('65) (deceased 10/30/01)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 -   Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA;

25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND  Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA;

26 -    Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND   Randy Tate ('66) of DE;

27 -   Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND        Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND   Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA;

28 -   Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA;

29 -     Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 21, 1944 - The first kamikaze attack: A Japanese plane carrying a 200-kilogram (440 lb) bomb attacked HMAS Australia off Leyte Island, as the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.

October 21, 1944 - Battle of Aachen: The city of Aachen fell to American forces after three weeks of fighting, making it the first German city to fall to the Allies.


October 22, 1941 - French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages were executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.

October 22, 1943 - In the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducted an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.


Sunday, October 21, 1962 - Rugby player David Campese was born David Ian Campese in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia.


Monday, October 22, 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announced that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he had ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.

Monday, October 22, 1962 - Politician Hüseyin Kenan Aydın was born in Pülümür, Tunceli Province, Turkey.

Monday, October 22, 1962 - Actor and comedian Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show) was born  Robert Odenkirk in Berwyn, Illinois.


1.  NADA.




1.    From Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA - 10/19/12, 9:01 AM - "Can you please get this information out to all NNHS people?":

The establishment of the  DALE LUCADO ('68) (21 July 1950 - 20 Feb 2012) “TYPHOON BOY” Spirit Scholarship Fund has been completed. This scholarship will be given to a deserving young person who is going to continue their education by attending college. The committee would like to “challenge” everyone who knew Dale or just want to contribute to this worthwhile scholarship to do so by mailing their tax deductible donation to:

The Dale Lucado Scholarship Fund
C/o Boys and Girls Club of the VA Peninsula
Administrative Office
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Chesapeake Building, Suite B
Newport News, VA 23606


The Dale Lucado Scholarship Fund
C/o Mrs. Donna Lucado Dudley
137 Winsome Haven Drive
Seaford, VA 23693

Thanks for your help – class of 1970

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Belinda!

   From Carol Moell Marcella ('56) of VA - 10/20/12:

Thanks again for posting Mickey's birthday.

Carol Marcella   

   Certainly, Carol! (I'm still mortified by having initially omitted it from the first few issues that week!) 

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/20/12 - " Reunion of NNHS Class of 1957":

Hi, Carol:

After making all the necessary plans to attend the "Big 55" for NNHS Class of 1957 Reunion, a small item required that I not travel to Virginia. Just the day before we were planning to begin the trip, a kidney stone changed our plans. We were sure looking forward to seeing everyone, and I learned that several classmates who have not attended any of the prior reunions came this year, making the disappointment even greater.

Hoping several of your subscribers will furnish photo images taken during the Reunion for your Newsletter!!!

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
   "A SMALL ITEM"?!? Joe, you have an amazing gift for understatement!  I delivered seven gi-nor-mous babies naturally and without drugs (well, almost drug-free; the first one was born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, and apparently saddle-blocks were pretty much obligatory back in 1970) - piece of cake:  

   NOTHING - not even gallstones - came even close to the pain I experienced in April with those nasty horrendous kidney stones!  I am so sorry this happened to you!  Are you feeling better yet??  I also recall being quite slow to making a full recovery, so I hope you continue to improve daily! 


     From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/20/12 - "Help":

Carol, recently in the newsletters you have included a segment I sent you on "rare photos" as did       Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA). You have my class listed as "55". Not so; it's "66", and every time I see this I start counting up (on my fingers & toes) to see how old I am. Something ain't right here. I mean, Wayne even isn't that old, is he???
All my love,
Bill or Billy or Will or William (When my parents called me William I knew they had found out something.)

   OH, SHEESH! Billy, this is a classic example of why blind people shouldn't be in this business.....

   The mistake apparently extended back to September 22, when I was fighting the html code.
I re-entered the date incorrectly (hey - it looked okay to me! ), and then I've just been cutting and re-pasting the same blooper ever since. I've fixed them ALL (I think) now.

Thanks for telling me, Sweetie! I never would have seen it. I had to hold my face five inches from my (rather large) monitor to see it this time - and even then, I caught myself entering '88 once!

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 10/20/12 - "Santa Barbara Beach":

Santa Barbara...

The first picture and the last picture are taken at the beach in Santa Barbara right next to the Pier. The second photograph shows another temporary memorial located at Santa Monica, California. Both are known as Arlington West.

There is a veterans group that started putting a cross and candle for every death in Iraq and Afghanistan. The amazing thing is that they only do it on the weekends.

  They put up this graveyard and take it down every weekend. Guys sleep in the sand next to it and keep watch over it at night so nobody messes with it. Every cross has the name, rank and D.O.B. and D.O.D. on it. Very moving, very powerful. So many young volunteers. So many 30 to 40 year olds as well.


If I get it a 1000 times, I'll forward it a 1000 times! Prayer for our soldiers... please don't break it! Please send this on after a short prayer. Please, let us pray... Prayer:

Heavenly Father, hold our troops in Your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in this our time of need.
These things I humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Amen.'


   Thank you so much, Jay Sweetie!

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 10/21/12 - "New Rules for Political Jousting?":

New Rules for Political Jousting?

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 12:13 PM PDT
By Harry M. Covert

I am grateful this political season is coming to a climax and none too soon. Maybe, just maybe, television will get back to some semblance of order and entertainment, even though I can’t think of any programs I want to see.

While the electorate has been bombarded in every possible way and subjected to stretchers almost beyond measure, the only people making money over the course of the political battlefield have been the broadcasting industry.

Candidates of all stripes have tried to make the populace believe American society is on a treadmill to oblivion and the media has been complicit scaring the daylights out of everyone. The current crop of well-to-do candidates have the answers, if their words and the croaking of their deputies, otherwise known as gasbags, are to be accepted. They’re all loaded and nothing’s wrong with that.

From all sides the flow has been constant –daily email begging for donations. The pleas say “we’re almost at victory but need your immediate $3 gift.” The delete button is a wonderful thing as is the mute button on the TV remote. The moneybags have a never-ending gall to ask the lessers to literally “Cough-Up, America.”

From this standpoint some changes ought to be in store in the form of debates and what is allowed in commercials. Candidates and their professional minions should take oaths” to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” And do so in public. This would certainly test the “honesty and veracity” of them all.

It’s become quite sickening to listen to the charges pro and con. I may have used this once before but it still holds true, “you can fool some of the people some of the time and that’s enough.” This is worth a good laugh in the coffee klatches, tea times and around the sports bars.

Commercials blast away about how salaries and jobs have fallen on hard times – and some have. But, how do the wizards justify the multi-million dollar salaries the professional athletes receive for batting, pitching and catching or passing a football or basketball and take great pleasure as bounty hunters? Certainly, the players can’t be faulted for taking the cash. Just think about the oodles of money the professional owners are earning from the television contracts.

There I go again. The broadcasting networks are the big-time earners. And those “objective” broadcast correspondents-journalists-new readers-hosts slanting their reports don’t do badly either. It’s no small thing that they begin in the half-million dollar yearly salary class. It was interesting to see the “correspondent” interview the presidential challenger on tax-paying amounts. I think here, honesty and veracity could be a subject since neither was required to swear, affirm or promise on a Bible, the Constitution, a Buddhist holy book or simply their word and handshake.

Yes, I’m more than a bit jealous of the incredible paydays. I missed the boat a half century ago. I was all agog at the prospects of life in newspapers. I was so enthralled with the “glamorous” life of reporters I sat down at the typewriter and took a dollar-an-hour job instead of the $10 an hour job promised as a tugboat deck hand. Yes, vision is important, too.

Since I don’t expect the rules of political jousting to change, perhaps a new code or law could be considered throughout the land. For example, all political communications would be printed yellow-green paper.

According to some printing and color professionals the color yellow-green shows deceit and lies.

“I’m Harry Covert and I approve this message.”

Harry M. Covert writes from Frederick, Md.

This article has appeared at

   GIGGLES! Thanks so much, Harry!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/21/12 - "Holy Holy Holy":


A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, "I know what the Bible means!"

His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible means?"

The son replied, "I do know!"

"Okay," said his father. "What does the Bible mean?"

"That's easy, Daddy," the young boy replied excitedly,"It stands for 'Basic Information Before Leaving Earth.."

   MORE GIGGLES! That pretty much nails it, Joyce! Thanks!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 10/21/12 - "Warrior Ethos":

  I've always been proud (and motivated) by the Soldier's Creed:

This bit on the steps is the Warrior Ethos that is in the Soldiers Creed:

The only time I didn't enjoy it was during Basic in the CS chamber right after we took our mask off and are feeling the gas burn your eyes and lungs. Most guys were told to say their name and maybe mothers' maiden name, followed by Drill Sergeant. Then they would exit the chamber. Well, one of the other platoon Drills thought it would be a good idea to have me say the Warrior Ethos. I knew I knew it...but it took me what seemed forever to compose myself, start off the Soldier's Creed in my head and then recite the Warrior Ethos part. I said it correctly. Actually I forgot the Drill Sergeant part, and he still let me go. Didn't realize I forgot to render that respect until I thought on the scene later...


   Thank you so much, Brent! Hooah!

  I designed and crocheted this warm hat with Mickey Mouse ears.  I wonder what happened to the pattern?  I probably never wrote it down!  Bummer.
Friday, October 26, 1984 -
Richmond, VA
Mickey Mouse Nathaniel Harty -
five years old - Sarah's Mickey and Minnie Mouse Crochet Hat Pattern - newborn size - Cristina Barnes' Mickey & Minnie Mouse inspired Hat pattern - newborn, 3 to 6 months, and 6 to 12 months sizes

BONUS RECIPES: - Country-Bumpkin Fried Steak - "Country-Bumpkin Fried Steak is a down-home old-fashioned favorite in the South, Midwest, and Southwest. No matter where you live, this easy skillet meal has an extra-special country-fried topping that's sure to win raves at your dinner table!" - Real Butter Cookies - "Crisp butter cookies like Mama used to make. Mmm, they melt in your mouth. Make sure you take a bite of these homemade cookies fresh out of the oven for the ultimate comfort dessert." - Hot Tomato Grits - "No true Southern breakfast would be complete without a helping of grits! And with bacon, cheese and tomatoes, you can't go wrong!"

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/20/12, 10:40 PM - "Rare Photos! (#15 in a Series of 17)":  
  You might like these too.

Great old pics….



   WOWZERS! Thanks, Bill!  

 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#15 in a Series of 25)":  
  Some more memories.

Some of these photos will blow you away.

A Baby Boomer's Time Machine


   MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey  

Madonna, 1976


From - 10/21/12:

An old man walks into a bar, sits down, and starts crying.

The bartender asks, “What’s wrong?” The old man looks at the bartender through

Teary eyes and between sobs says, “I married a beautiful woman two days ago. She’s a natural blonde, twenty-five, intelligent, a marvelous cook, a meticulous housekeeper,
extremely sensitive to my wants and needs, very giving, my best friend, and intensely passionate in bed.”

The bartender stares at the old man for a brief moment and says, “But that sounds great! You have what every man wants in a woman, so why are crying?”

The old man looks at the bartender and says, “I can’t remember where I live!”

1. Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 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. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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 10/15/12

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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A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Written and composed by Mack David (05 July 1912 – 30 Dec 1993), Al Hoffman (25 Sept 1902 – 21 July 1960)
Jerry Livingston (25 Mar 1909 - 01 July 1987) for the Walt Disney film Cinderella (1950)

Sung by Ilene Woods (05 May 1929 – 01 July 2010), 1950

A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling thru
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
the dream that you wish will come true

"A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" midi courtesy of - 10/22/12

"A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" lyrics courtesy of - 10/22/12

First Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of - 10/21/06

Second Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of - 10/22/12

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

:Lacy Heart Bar courtesy of - 10/04/04

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

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!

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

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!!

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

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

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