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11/06/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Don't Wait Until Tomorrow

“Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.”

- Victor Kiam
(07 Dec 1926 - 27 May 2001)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's just my opinion, of course, but I think we'd all have far fewer regrets in life if we took to heart the advice in this song. I know for a fact that I myself have a long litany of things I wish I had said or done before it was everlastingly too late.

BONUS - - Don't Wait Until Tomorrow - Leo Sayer


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

      Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 6, 1939 - Sonderaktion Krakau took place.

November 6, 1941 - Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addressed the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule. He stated that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near.

November 6, 1942 - Carlson's patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign began.

November 6, 1943 - The Soviet Red Army recaptured Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroyed most of the city's ancient buildings.

November 6, 1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt won the presidential election for fourth time.

November 6, 1944 - Plutonium was first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

November 06, 2001 - In London, the "Lest We Forget" exhibit opened at the National Memorial Arboretum. Fred Seiker was the creator of the 24 watercolors. Seiker was a prisoner of war that had been forced to build the Burma Railroad, the "railway of death," for the Japanese during World War II.


Wednesday, November 6, 1963 - Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh took over leadership of South Vietnam.

Wednesday, November 6, 1963 - Singer-songwriter (Christian Death, Shadow Project, and Premature Ejaculation) Rozz Williams was born Roger Alan Painter in Pomona, California,. He took his own life on April 1, 1998 in West Hollywood, California at the age of 34.

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 11/05/13 - "Last 2 House Concerts in 2013...come on out help us close out another great year!":

  RSVP to me at

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun!


   From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 11/05/13 - "Kids Lip-Syncing A Wonderful Christmas Song":

This is cute.

     This is truly delightful, Malcolm! Thanks so much!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/05/13 - "USS Gerald R. Ford":

Check Out The Construction Of The Most Expensive Ship Ever

The United States is building its next generation of aircraft carrier, the FORD-class carriers. The U.S. Navy gave us access to photograph construction of the USS Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia: - with 41 spectacular images!

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Billy!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/05/13 - "Worth a laugh":

Yesterday my daughter emailed me again asking why I didn't do something useful with my time. Talking about my "doing something useful" seems to be her favorite topic of conversation. She was "only thinking of me" and suggested I go down to the senior center and hang out with the guys.

I did this, and when I got home last night I decided to teach her a lesson about staying out of my business. I emailed her and told her that I had joined a parachute club.

She replied, "Are you nuts? You are 75 years old, and now you're going to start jumping out of airplanes?"

I told her that I even got a membership card and emailed a copy to her.

She immediately telephoned me, "Good grief, where are your glasses! This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club."

"Oh man, I'm in trouble again; I really don't know what to do... I signed up for five jumps a week."

The line went quiet and then my granddaughter picked up the phone and said that her mom had fainted.

Life as a senior citizen is not getting any easier but sometimes it can be fun.

     Thanks, Dools!

From My Friend, Nicole, of AZ - 11/05/13 - "Cheesy Bacon Bombs":



1 can (8-ct.) Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits
Cubed Mozzarella Cheese (1-1″ cube per Bomb)

2 lbs. of bacon (1 slice per Bomb)
Oil for frying


Cube up the cheese, and cut each biscuit into fourths. Place one piece of cheese inside a biscuit quarter, and roll it up in there, nice and tight. Wrap each rolled Bomb in a slice of bacon, and secure it with a skewer or toothpick.

In a medium/large pot, heat up approximately 2″ of oil (to 350 degrees) and fry them up in small batches. Maybe one or two at a time. The oil will expand so stay close.

Drain them on some paper towels, but serve them up good and warm. YUM!!


   MMM - BACON! Thanks, Nicole!

From - 11/04/13 - "How Not to Fight":

How Not to Fight: Myths about Fighting In Relationships (And What to Do about Them) 

By Tina Tessina

In my counseling practice, couples are often surprised to learn they can communicate and solve problems effectively without fighting; but sometimes you may find it's not so easy to give up your struggles. You may have trouble letting go of the fighting habit because of two factors: social expectations (expectations the people around you have about marriage) and myths (common beliefs not based on fact.)

Myths and Expectations about Fighting

There are many myths and expectations about fighting in marriage. Couples come into my office frequently believing that fighting is a necessary part of being a couple; that all married couples fight; and it's a normal part of marriage. But the fact is that fighting accomplishes nothing, and it isn't necessary for couples to argue, to yell, or to have heated discussions to get problems solved. Hanging on to these ideas makes it difficult to let go of fighting.

Some of the most prevalent myths about fighting are:

Myth #1: Fighting clears the air, and brings out the truth.
Fighting is not necessary to "clear the air." Getting heated up does not make you tell truths you wouldn't tell otherwise. What happens when couples fight and get emotional is that both parties say things they don't mean, or say them in much nastier ways than is really true. It is possible to discuss anything that is or is not happening between you in a calm and logical manner that will lead to more truth telling and air clearing than fighting and arguing will ever accomplish.

Myth #2: Within your family, it's OK to "let it all hang out" -- to be as emotional as you want, and say things you'd never say to a friend or a boss.
Whether you're fighting or not, (or drunk, or upset) you're still responsible for everything you say and do. The hurtful or mean or outrageous things you say will be remembered by your spouse or the other family members who hear them.

Myth #3: Fighting just happens, you can't control it.
You always have a choice about your behavior and how you express yourself. If you've developed a fighting habit, or never learned to control your temper, you may need to do some work, but you can learn to behave differently.

Myth #4: My wife (or husband) makes me do it. He (she) yells first.
No one else is responsible for your behavior. You are not responsible for anyone else's words or actions. You can always choose not to yell back, to speak calmly, or to leave the room. Your partner cannot fight alone.

Myth #5: Any time we get angry, it's natural to argue and yell.
Arguing, and shouting is not the only way to express your anger. It's just the most dramatic way. As a matter of fact, it's the least effective way to reach a solution for whatever is making you angry.

Myth #6: It's a family trait -- everyone in my family argues.
Fighting, temper tantrums and arguing may be common in your original family, but it's not genetic, inherited, or inevitable. It's still learned behavior, and it's a dysfunctional family trait. It's a habit, and you can overcome it for the benefit of your spouse and children.

Myth #7: It's OK to yell, shout, curse , throw things and hit walls as long as I don't hit a person.
These raging behaviors are classified as emotional abuse, which is just as damaging to families as physical abuse. Evidence of emotional abuse is enough to have your children detained by Child Protective Services in many states, and can even cause a raging spouse to be hauled off in handcuffs, if a problem is reported and the police arrive to witness the behavior. I tell clients who are behaving this way to separate until they get their anger under control, which requires anger management classes or therapy. If this is happening in your house, it must be stopped now -- get counseling right away.

Fighting = Bad Communication

No matter what you're fighting about: money, sex, kids or something else, the fighting is an indication that your communication isn't working. If this happens only occasionally, such as when one or both of you are tired or stressed; it's not too big a problem. However, if you argue or bicker on a daily or weekly basis, or you keep fighting about the same thing over and over, then your communication is not functioning as it should, and you don't know how to move from a problem to the solution. When this happens, problems are recurrent, endless, and they can be exaggerated into relationship disasters.

Use these guidelines to make your discussions more productive:

Guidelines for Not Fighting

1. Don't participate: Disagreements always require two people. If you don't participate, your partner can't argue without you. If the issue arises at an inopportune time, you can just find a temporary resolution (temporarily give in, go home, leave the restaurant) and wait until things calm down to discuss what happened (the squabble may just have been a case of too much alcohol, or being tired and irritable.) Then talk about what you can do instead if it ever happens again.

2. Discuss Recurring Problems: To resolve recurring problems, discuss related decisions with your spouse and find out what each of you does and does not want before making important decisions. You have a lot of options; so don't let confusion add to the stress.

3. Seek to Understand: Make sure you and your partner understand each other's point of view before beginning to solve the problem. You should be able to put your mate's position in your own words, and vice versa. This does not mean that you agree with each other, just that you understand each other.

4. Solve it for the Two of You: Come up with a solution that works for just the two of you, ignoring anyone else's needs. It's much easier to solve a problem for the two of you than for others, such as children, co-workers, friends and family. After you are clear with each other, discuss the issues with others who may be involved.

5. Talk to Others: After you've solved it for the two of you, if extended family members or friends might have problems with your decision, talk about what objections they might have, so you can diffuse them beforehand. Discuss possible ways to handle their objections.

Squabbles often occur because you're following automatic habit patterns that lead to a problem before you know it. Using these guidelines will help you overcome negative habit patterns you may have built that lead to arguments or bickering.

(Adapted from Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Squabbling About the Three Things That Can Destroy Your Marriage.)

About the Author:

Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D., "Dr. Romance," is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Long Beach, Calif. since 1978 and author of 13 books in 17 languages, including The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again and Lovestyles: How to Celebrate Your Differences. She publishes the Happiness Tips from Tina email newsletter, and the Dr. Romance Blog. She has written for and been interviewed in many national publications, and she has appeared on Oprah, Larry King Live and many other TV and radio shows.

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - Gobble Gobble - Alicia's Indian Corn - Kristi Simpson's Mocha Hat - "Imagine your baby boy or girl in this cute Mocha Hat. Not only will it keep his head warm during the cold winter months, but it also make a cute photo prop. Three beautifully contrasting colors are worked up to create this baby crochet hat."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related): - Chicken Breasts Supreme - "For fantastic new chicken baked recipes it's time to think outside the box. This delicious and easy Chicken Breasts Supreme brings a whole new flavor to lemon chicken with yogurt and light spices." - Insanely Easy German Chocolate Pie - "Easy pie recipes don't come much simpler than this one. If you're in a time crunch and need a fast dessert, there's no beating this recipe for Insanely Easy German Chocolate Pie. With a 35 minute cooking time and barely any prep work, it's amazing how quickly this irresistible chocolate pie comes together. You'll never need to search for chocolate pie recipes again... this one is as fast and yummy as they come!" - Quick Bake Cornbread Dressing - "Looking for a great healthy comfort food dish? Quick bake cornbread dressing combines flavorful herbs for a recipe that will leave you wanting more. Make this dish for the Thanksgiving holiday or any day of the week."


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/28/12 - "Christian cartoons" (#6 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 My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/06/13 - "Some Things People Regret the Most Before They Die (#1 in a series of 19)":

  AMEN! Thank you, Shari!


From - 11/05/13:

Mad men were given a test to check their mental state. The instructor drew a door on the wall and ordered them to go out.

They started rushing to the door, but one remained sitting.

The instructor went to him and asked, “Why didn’t you join the others?”

He replied, "Let 'em fight. They forgot - I have the keys."


1. Thursday, November 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.

2. Thursday, December 5, 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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 Don't Wait Until Tomorrow

Written by Leo Sayer (b. 21 May 1948) and Alan Tarney (b.19 Nov 1945)

Recorded by  Leo Sayer, 2008

Don't wait until tomorrow
It may come too late
Don't wait until tomorrow
Only fools hesitate
Take hold of every chance
That's offered to you
Don't say it can wait
That never will do
Don't wait until tomorrow
'Cause it won't wait for you
Well I wonder sometimes
What the future will be
And all that it tells me
Is wait and see
Should I let the wind carry me
Like a wave on the shore
But I don't want my life
To just pass me by
When I think I'll grow old
It just makes me cry
There's too much to do and to say
And I don't have the time
It's all a waste of time
Don't wait until tomorrow
The waiting's no fun
Don't wait until tomorrow
Tomorrow never comes
Take hold of every chance
That's offered to you
Don't say it can wait
That never will do
Don't wait until tomorrow
'Cause it won't wait for you

And this is the time where my heart belongs
I've waited in this town for much too long
Feeling like a leaf on a tree
I'm waiting to fall
I think I've seen it all
Don't wait until tomorrow
It may come too late
Don't wait until tomorrow
Only fools hesitate
Take hold of every chance that's offered to you
Don't say it can wait that never will do
Don't wait until tomorrow
'Cause it won't wait for tomorrow, no
Don't wait until tomorrow
It won't wait for you

It won't wait for you

"Don't Wait Until Tomorrow" midi courtesy of - 11/13/09

"Don't Wait Until Tomorrow" lyrics courtesy of - 11/24/09

 Image of Single Red Rose courtesy of - 11/24/09 (sic)

Red Roses and Tulips Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 03/28/05

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

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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