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11/05/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Samhain


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   This is another autumn event which repeats annually.  This marks our seventh such observance. 



   Happy Birthday today to   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND     My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of MD AND My Grandson,   Thomas Harty of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),     Jacob Mansfield of MD;

10 - The United States Marine Corps - 1775, Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57),  David Wittan ('57),    Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND  the late   Steve Pullen ('65) (deceased 22 Apr 2012);

11 -    David Bell ('64) of NJ;

12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 5, 1937 - Hossbach Conference: Adolf Hitler held a secret conference in the Reich Chancellery where he revealed his plans for acquiring Lebensraum ("living space") for the German people.

November 5, 1942 - The Second Battle of El Alamein was won by the British in El Alamein, Egypt.

November 5, 1943 - Bombing of the Vatican: a Fascist Italian aircraft, departing from Viterbo, dropped five bombs on Saint Peter's Basilica.[1].


Tuesday, November 5, 1963 - Footballer Hans Gillhaus was born Johannes Paulus Gillhaus in Helmond, The Netherlands.

Tuesday, November 5, 1963 - Actress and singer Andrea McArdle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, November 5, 1963 - Actress and author Tatum O'Neal was born in Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday, November 5, 1963 - Bass player and songwriter (Tesla) Brian Wheat was born Brian Thomas Wheat in Sacramento, California.

Tuesday, November 5, 1963 - Footballer Jean-Pierre Papin was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.

    From My Daughter-in-Law, Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) and           My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC - 11/04/13:


Finally got my camera/phone fixed! Yay!

They picked their own trick-or-treating costumes, can you tell?

Buckley said he was "Mixed Up Man", though I preferred "Supermanakin Skywalker". Claire was... Alice the Dark Fairy... without wings, for some reason.

   True creative geniuses! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - Fayetteville, NC
Buckley and Claire Diana and Evey

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/04/13 - "Viet Nam POWS - 40 years later":

Please forward.


No trees were destroyed for this message.
However, a great number of pixels were extremely inconvenienced.

     WOWZERONI-RINI!  I remember so clearly the day those POWS arrived home. With my two little boys (aged 2-1/2 and 1) I watched the entire televised account choking back sobs and with tears streaming down my face. I do not recall the fabulous dinner that was given for them that May of 1973, nor did I even hear of the reunion this past May. Thank you so much for sharing this, Billy!

From - 11/04/13 - "Working Smart ":

You're Not Working Hard Enough!

By David Leigh Weber

Insulting title, huh? The reason I used it is it reflects the common American myth that if you aren't rich (or making 'enough' money) you aren't working hard enough. I saw this in college when I worked in a factory. The way to make money was to work overtime, sometimes LOTS of overtime, so you could have the things you wanted. If you were white collar the solution was to work a second (or third) job to get what you wanted. Then, of course, there is the usual working late at the office to please the boss in hopes of someday getting that promotion. In these ways you were working hard and providing for your family and your future.

But what is really going on here? Let's start with the core of the issue -- if someone has money they are 'working hard'. Conversely, if they don't have money or are struggling they aren't working hard enough. Um, okay...

The reality is money has little or nothing to do with working hard in the traditional sense. You can work hard at a fast food restaurant for a year and never make as much as a stockbroker who presses a few buttons and makes a killing on a hot stock. Likewise, a celebrity like Justin Beiber or Lady Gaga can put their name on any product and it will make more money than you could ever make at McDonald's.

Even worse, statistics show that millions of Americans are working hard yet getting nowhere relatively speaking. Real wages are basically the same they've been since the early 1970's. And a recent report shows the income gap between the majority of workers (often referred to as the 99%) and the rich (the 1%) is the largest in over 100 years. So, by the accepted definition of the term, the rich are the only ones who are really working hard.

Are you insulted even more? Don't be. There are reasons I am bringing this all up:

1) It may sound weird but you have to give up the notion of 'working hard'.
If you live your life thinking you're not working hard enough or that everyone around you (especially those portrayed in the media) are working harder you'll drive yourself crazy. It's a vicious cycle that never ends, unless of course you work yourself to death (I've known many people who have).

2) Substitute 'working hard' with 'working smart'.
Working smart means everything you do is as efficient and seamless as possible. I can't tell you the number of meetings and teleconferences I've been on over the years where the entire reason for the meeting could have been resolved in five minutes.

3) Learn to work in flow, from your core.
Flow is about doing everything naturally, like breathing. Work should be both enjoyable and rewarding, financially or otherwise. In high school I used to work as a dishwasher in a nursing home. I actually loved it, and felt I had both worked hard and gotten something out of it. I have used that same feeling (doing a job in flow) to determine whether a job or project was truly right for me.

4) Don't stress!
If you are working in flow you are calm and content, and any challenge is surmountable. Plus, your concerns about 'doing it right' as far as working hard suddenly disappear. Only when you lose sight of who you are and how YOU work will you succumb to all the anxiety and stress people traditionally experience.

Bottom line? Discover how you work, ignore the media and the 'keeping up with the Jones' mentality, and ensure your work life revolves around you instead of the reverse.

About the Author:

In 2003 David Leigh Weber, the Official Guide to Work Life Balance, decided to found what would ultimately become Learn About Flow, an organization dedicated to empowering people to find their true selves, what makes them their most successful on every level. Since that time Learn About Flow has helped hundreds find the contentment and life purpose they had always dreamed of.

Today David is an author (My Life Has No Purpose!), sought after speaker, and evangelist for true mind-body-spirit wellness. He has a B.A. in English & History from the University of Rochester and an M.A. in Communications from the Newhouse School (Syracuse University). Originally from New England, David now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information visit:

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - Teri Crews' Turkey Time - Amber's Gobble Coaster - Single Skein Market Bag - "Of all the crochet purse patterns out there, this is the simplest one you'll find. The Single Skein Market Bag is a double-crochet purse that even beginners out there can make. The double-crochet stitch means that this bag will end up being very roomy and perfect for shopping. This crochet pattern also includes a suggestion for how to make and apply a pretty crochet flower, if you want to add an accent. You can add an optional liner, but it isn't necessary."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related): - Mama's Old Fashioned Stuffing - "From generation to generation some holiday traditions never waver. That's why our Mama's Old Fashioned Stuffing will be a welcome addition to your holiday table. Made with fresh ingredients and market shortcuts, it's a cinch to recreate childhood memories."

From the Pioneer Woman: - Pumpkin Soup - with tutorial!

From the Pioneer Woman: - Mini Corn Loaves with Cranberries and Pecans - with tutorial!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/28/12 - "Christian cartoons" (#5 in a Series of 10):

  Christian cartoons for a change !!

  Have a great day, Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death...

   GREAT! Thanks, Joan!



From - 11/04/13:

A man goes into a pub, takes a seat at the bar, and orders five shots.

The bartender gives him an odd look since hes all by himself, but he serves up the five shots and lines them up on the bar.

The man downs them all quickly. He finishes the last one and calls out, "Four shots, please!"

The bartender serves up four shots and lines them on the bar. The man downs them all.

Then he belches loudly, sways slightly on the stool, and orders three. And one after the other, he knocks them back.

"Two shots!" he calls, and the bartender places two shots in front of him. Down they go.

As the man slams the last one down on the bar, he says, "One shot bartender."

So the bartender fills the glass.

The man sits there, staring at it for a moment, trying to focus. Then he looks at the barman and says, "You know, it's a funny thing, but the less I drink, the drunker I get." 


1. Thursday, December 7, 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.

3. Wednesday, December 11, 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.



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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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Realms of the Haunting  

"Realms of the Haunting" midi courtesy of - 11/04/06

Samhain Title Graphic clip art courtesy of - 11/04/06

Druid Sigel clip art courtesy of at the suggestion of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 11/04/06
Thanks, Domi!

Animated Fire Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

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

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of - 08/01/10

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

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!

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!!

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

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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

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