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11/07/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Daylight Savings Time Ends

In reality, killing time is only the name for another
of the multifarious ways by which Time kills us.”

- Osbert Sitwell
(06 Dec 1892 - 04 May 1969)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

 This event repeats every year - whether we like it or not. 

BONUS - - A New Day Has Come - Celine Dion



"A New Day Has Come" is the lead single from Céline Dion's comeback album A New Day Has Come, released on March 11, 2002.

The song was written by Aldo Nova and Stephan Moccio and produced by Walter Afanasieff and Nova as a piano-driven ballad in 6/8 time. However, the midtempo radio remix co-produced by Ric Wake was released as the lead track. Both versions are included on the album.[1]

The "A New Day Has Come" music video was directed by Dave Meyers and premiered in March 2002.

"A New Day Has Come" was very successful around the world. On the U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, the song broke the record for most weeks at number 1: it stayed on top twenty-one weeks.


       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 11/03/10 - "Time Change":

Spring Forward, Fall Back
USA Daylight Saving Time Ends
2:00 AM Sunday, November 7, 2010

Turn your clocks
back one hour
Saturday night, November 6th!

   Thanks, Dools - an extra hour of sleep - YEA!!!



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

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

9 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL;

10 - The United States Marine Corps - 1775 AND Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57) AND David Wittan ('57) AND

  Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA AND   Steve Pullen ('65) of VA;

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

14 -   Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All! 



November 06, 1939 - Sonderaktion Krakau took place.

November 06, 1941 - Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addressed the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade reign of terror. The day was the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution. 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 06, 1942 - Carlson's patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign began.

November 06, 1943 - The Soviet Red Army recaptured Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroyed most of the city's ancient buildings.

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. 


November 07, 1941 - Soviet hospital ship Armenia was sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimea’s hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.

November 07, 1944 - Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, was hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring. Sorge had been held in prison for two years. He had worked as a Soviet spy as a German journalist.



Saturday, November 06, 1965 - Cuba and the United States formally agreed to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans made use of this program.

Saturday, November 06, 1965 - Composer Edgard Varèse (born 22 Dec 1883 in Paris, France) died in New York City, New York at the age of 82.

Saturday, November 06, 1965 - Musician Clarence Williams (born 08 Oct 1898 in Plaquemine, Louisiana) died in Queens, New York City, New York at the age of 67.

Saturday, November 06, 1965 - Pam Smith celebrated her 18th birthday.


Sunday, November 07, 1965 - Athlete Sigrun Wodars was born in Neu Kaliß, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, East Germany.


  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 4084 votes and Dollar had 6608 votes. This just cannot be allowed to continue!!! Y'all "git back to work!"

   The good news is that Grace has just been named the September 2010 People's Choice!

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


    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/05/10 - "Where do you find them?":

Hi Carol,
Where do you find the themes for your newsletters?  So many sad and longing themes. 

Go hide with laughter thy tears and thy sorrow,
Laugh and be merry, playing thy part,
Laugh, Punchinello, for the joy that is ended,
Laugh for the pain that is breaking thy heart.”

This one really hit me hard.  My goodness. My goodness.....
Old age brings us many things as well as regrets - some good things, ordinary things and some very sad things.
Much of it breaks the heart.  Life is good, Life is bad, Life just IS.
But somehow, in spite of it all, we hide with laughter our tears and sorrows, laugh and be merry, playing a part...
We laugh for the joy that could have been and 
We laugh despite the pain that no one sees that is breaking our heart.
Being brave is heavy work but we press on and make the best.
Thank goodness for friends and family and perhaps, if you have it, Faith.
Thanks, Carol, for keeping friends in touch. I hope you weren't having a bad day when you picked this poem.
Frances Goodson W.

   Ah, Frances, you caught me!

   As much and as often (and as loudly!) as I like to laugh, I invariably gravitate to sad and mournful songs and movies and television and novels - and yes, quotations.  This one particularly struck me, too, but it all began with the music. 

   I found a note on my desk which I had scribbled a few weeks back with the song title, "Helplessly Hoping".  I followed the same procedure I usually do - first locate the bonus video, then search for an available midi which matches as closely as possible.  Then I'll find the lyrics, and search them for clues for appropriate graphics. 

   In this case I focused on the word "Harlequin."  That netted me the image of Paul Cézanne's (19 Jan 1839 – 22 Oct 1906)    "Harlequin" painting (1888-1890). 

   I keep a few sites handy to provide me with Divider Line clip art, then I select the page colors to match, and only then do I search for a quotation to add.  There seemed to be relatively few which mentioned "harlequin", and I jumped at this one from Pagliacci - or perhaps it jumped at me.  It seems to express much of that which we have all endured.

   As a matter of fact, though, I was in a melancholy mood that day.

   Thanks, Frances - it was so good seeing you again!


  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 11/05/10 - "Lock your car doors":

LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS EVERY TIME YOU GET IN THE CAR no matter where you are going or how long you will be in the car.  In Virginia Beach today in broad daylight at a busy intersection, a man jumped in the car with a woman whose doors were unlocked while she was stopped at a stoplight.  He hit her in the head with a gun and took $25 that was in her purse.  Channel 3 is warning everyone to always drive with your doors locked.

   YOWZERONI-ROONI! It never ceases to astound me how many people in this day and age do not keep their car - and home - doors locked at all times! We're been doing this consistently for over forty years; it's second nature. If you are NOT in this habit, now would be an excellent time to start!,0,4219578.story

   Thank you so much, Renee!


  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 11/06/10 - "Christmas VIRUS!!":

Just passing the info on

With Christmas coming up, this could be a real problem...

The newest virus circulating is the UPS/Fed Ex Delivery Failure. You will receive an e-mail from UPS/Fed Ex Service along with a packet number. It will say that they were unable to deliver a package sent to you on such-and-such a date. It then asks you to print out the invoice copy attached. DON'T TRY TO PRINT THIS. IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS!

Pass this warning on to all your PC operators at work and home. This virus has caused millions of dollars in damage in the past few days. Snopes confirms that it is real.

   YOWZERONI!!! Thanks so much, Chuck!


    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 11/05/10 - "Your morning wake up!":

Your morning wake up!

I am sending you a cup of coffee that I hope will make your day!

Be sure to click on the coffee cup and wait; it takes about one minute to 'brew'! Turn on your volume.

   Thanks, Sweetie-Pies! This is so cute!


    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 11/05/10 - "I'M SO RICH":

Gosh, I'm rich!

Silver in the Hair,

Gold in the Teeth,

Stones in the Kidneys,

Sugar in the Blood,

Lead in the A__,

Iron in the Arteries,

And an inexhaustible supply of Natural Gas.

I never thought I'd accumulate such wealth.

     Thanks, Janice!


    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/06/10 - "Health benefits of women friendships":

Very interesting.
Frances - To all my girlfriends!

A Thought to Share

"I just finished taking an evening class at Stanford. The last lecture was on the mind-body connection--the relationship between stress and disease.  The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends.  At first everyone laughed, but he was serious.

Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences. Physically this quality "girlfriend time" helps us to create more serotonin--a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well being.  Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. They rarely sit down with a buddy and talk about how they feel about certain things or how their personal lives are going.  Jobs? Yes.   Sports? Yes.  Cars? Yes. Fishing, hunting, golf?  Yes.  But their feelings?--rarely.  Women do it all of the time. We share from our souls with our sisters, and evidently that is very good for our health.  He said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.

There's a tendency to think that when we are "exercising" we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged--not true.  In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking!  So every time you hang out to schmooze with a gal pal, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health!  We are indeed very, very lucky.  So let's toast to our friendship with our girlfriends. It's very good for our health."

I'm sending this to all my girlfriends in the hope that we will not lose contact with each other nor take our relationship for granted. We need each other in ways we never knew.

   WOWZERS! That IS interesting! Thanks so much, Frances!


    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 11/05/10 - "Cape May Point, NJ":

This is a must see, for you and me.

This has been happening at Cape May Point every night from Memorial Day to mid October for the past 38 years.   Who knew?!   WOW!!

   This IS awesome, Sweetie-Pies! We've seen it before, but we'll happily run it again! Thanks so much!


  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, December 2, 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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A New Day Has Come

Written by Aldo Nova (b.13 Nov 1956) and Stephan Moccio (b. 1972)

Recorded by Céline Dion, 2002
(b. 30 Mar 1968)

A new day has come
A new day has..........come

I was waiting for so long
For a miracle to come
Everyone told me to be strong
Hold on, and don't shed a tear

Through the darkness and good times
and knew I'd make it through
And the world thought I had it all
But I was waiting for you

Hush, now I see a light in the sky
Oh, it's almost blinding me
I can't believe I've been touched by an angel with love

Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new sun

A new day has come
A new day has come


Where it was dark
Now there's light
Where there was pain
Now there's joy
Where there was weakness
I found my strength
All in the eyes of a boy

Hush, now I see a light in the sky
Oh, it's almost blinding me
I can't believe I've been touched by an angel with love

Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new sun

A new day has come
A new day has come

Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new sun

The new day has come


Hush, now I see a light in your eyes
All in the eyes of a boy

I can't believe I've been touched by an angel with love
I can't believe I've been touched by an angel with love

Hush now (haa..ahh a new day ha-ah)
Hush now (haa..ahh a new day ha-ah)


"A New Day Has Come" midi courtesy of - 11/05/10

"A New Day Has Come" lyrics courtesy of - 11/05/10

Animated "Fall Back" Title and Divider Line clip art courtesy of Paul Harty of IL- 11/03/10
Thanks, Paul!

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

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

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

Sad Face clip art courtesy of - 08/03/08 (re-saved 02/16/09)

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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