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11/02/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Election Day

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.

Sydney J. Harris
(14 Sept 1917 - 08 Dec 1986)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,


It's that time again:

BONUS #1 - - Happy Days Are Here Again - Sing-along Version

BONUS #2 - - Happy Days Are Here Again - Ferko String Band



   Happy Birthday today to   John Clark ('57) of VA!

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;

05 -   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND My Grandson,      Tom Harty of TX;

06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57)
AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA;

07 -     Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;

08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA;

09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 2, 1936 - Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaimed the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers.

November 2, 1939 - Adolf Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, Josef Goebbels, visited Lodz, Poland.


Tuesday, November 2, 1965 - Norman Morrison (b. 29 Dec 1933 in Erie, Pennsylvania), a 31-year-old Quaker, set himself on fire in front of the river entrance below Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's Pentagon office [1][2] to protest the use of napalm in the Vietnam war.

Tuesday, November 2, 1965 - Actor Shahrukh Khan (شاہ رُخ خان) was born in New Delhi, India.

Tuesday, November 2, 1965 - Actor Samuel Le Bihan was born in Avranches, France.

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 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!


 YIKESARONI-RINI-ROONI!   Grace's ratings have dropped considerably since I left town and stopped nagging you!!!  The last time I checked Grace had 4035 votes and Dollar had 6436 votes. This just cannot be allowed to continue!!! Y'all "git back to work!"

   Vote early, vote often (or at least cast your allotted daily vote)!!!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 11/01/10 - "VOTE NOV 2 ...and Vote Smart":

In case you are unsure who represents you best, this is an interesting tool.

Neat, click on your state, then type in your zip code, and the candidates for your area will pop up, hit the questions and answer them and see which candidate thinks like you.

Click on this link - it is very quick and informative.

   Oh, wow, this is WAAAY cool! Thanks so much, Sweetie-Pies!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 11/01/10 - "Happy Halloween!":

       BOY HOWDY! If texting while driving is not already against the law where you live, it probably soon will be.  Take the pledge now!

   Thanks, Dools!



      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 10/31/10 - "Florida, cruise, and first big snow":

Carol dear,

Its been a crazy few weeks.  I will start from now and go backwards.  Had rotator cuff surgery on the 28th and I cannot type.  Oh yeah, and it hurts bad!  Sylvia and I went to Jacksonville to visit family and take a 5 day cruise to Nassau and Freeport.  This was very relaxing to prepare me for surgery.  Came home and had 2 feet of snow in the mountains.  Skiing should be great this year.  Here are a few pictures if you have time to post.



Saturday, October 16, 2010 Saturday, October 16, 2010 Sunday, October 17, 2010 Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Thursday, October 21, 2010
Leaving Mayport Naval Station Ahh, cruise life is good. Nassau Bar in Freeport Abby and Christian
Thursday, October 21, 2010 Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Phil and Abby First Big Snow in Utah
   Well, Phil, it's wonderful that you could experience all that joy before you had to endure all that pain! I hope you feel better soon - and thanks for the beautiful images!

  From Lucy Southall Propst of VA - 11/01/10 - "NNHS Typhoons forever":

How can I find the recent reunion photos?

Lucy Southall Propst, '63

   That's a good question, Lucy; I wish I had a good answer!   Well, actually, I probably do.....

   Normally, you might expect to find all Reunion information and Images posted here:

   If you mean    Evelyn Fryer Fish's ('58 - of TX) Birthday Party for Everybody on Saturday, October 2,     Bobby Callis ('64) of WV told me that he didn't think anyone took any pictures; at least he saw no cameras.

   If you mean the Class of 1963's 65th Birthday Party on Saturday, October 9, I've received no images or information at all - and there's probably a very good reason for that. 

   It's time for another one of Carol's True Confessions.  That's right, prepare yourself for a pitiful sob story.

   You see, because processing images takes me such a ridiculously long time (because I suffer so from CDO - that's OCD with the letters arranged in their proper alphabetical order), whenever I receive a batch of photos over, say, twelve in number (although it's probably closer to six), I usually become so intimidated that I freak out, crawl in bed, suck my thumb, and whimper something unintelligible like, "I wan' mah mama!"

   Two years ago, after your class had their 45-Year Reunion (to which they graciously invited me),   Frank Gibson's ('63 - of VA) wife  (Judy Fertitta Gibson - Hampton HS - '63) sent me hundreds and thousands (well, okay, maybe not quite that many) of the most beautiful professional quality photographs you'd ever want to see.  I posted two or three as I recall, and then never finished them at all.

   Yeah, and then I accidentally moved to Illinois, and then... and then...

   And last year, several people from the Great Class of 1964 sent me hundreds (well, a bunchalot, anyway) of other images from their 64th Birthday Party - which I haven't touched at all.

   And I think I missed several other reunions along the way as well.  And then... and then I got sick.  Yeah, and then... and then...

   "And that's why yellow makes me sad, I think."

   Where's R. Lee Ermey when I need him?!?

   Sorry, Lucy, I'm trying to repent, I really am!

   Speaking of Reunion Images.....


    CLASS OF 1965:


           - Brand New Page!

     CLASS OF 1964:



  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!

1. Thursday, November 4, 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.

2. Wednesday, December 8, 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.

3. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!

4. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 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

5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 08/22/10

BLOG: - updated 10/21/10

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Happy Days Are Here Again

- Music and Lyrics by J. Yellen and M. Ager

So long sad times
Go long bad times
We are rid of you at last

Howdy gay times
Cloudy gray times
You are now a thing of the past

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again

Altogether shout it now
There's no one
Who can doubt it now
So let's tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again

Your cares and troubles are gone
There'll be no more from now on
From now on ...

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So, Let's sing a song of cheer again

Happy times
Happy nights
Happy days
Are here again!

"Happy Days Are Here Again" midi and lyrics courtesy of 
at the brilliant suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/05/05
and extracted with the kind assistance of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS - '97) of IL - 11/07/05
Thanks, Dave and Nathaniel!

Election Day clip art courtesy of - 11/07/05

Election Day 2010 Image courtesy of the Daily Press - 11/02/10

Election Day Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/07/05

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!!

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!

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

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

 Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

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