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11/12/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
All the Small Things

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple
things of life which are the real ones after all.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder
(07 Feb 1867 - 10 Feb 1957)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The theme song for today's Newsletter just kinda popped into my mind.....

BONUS - - All the Small Things - Blink-182


"All the Small Things" is a song by American pop punk band Blink-182. It was the second single released from the band's third album Enema of the State. Written by guitarist Tom DeLonge for his girlfriend, the song is one of Blink-182's most popular songs and often considered their signature song.

The single, released in January 2000, peaked at number 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and reaching number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. "All the Small Things" was the band's first number 1 hit and it exposed the band to a whole new audience.

Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge wrote the song about his then girlfriend (later wife) Jennifer Jenkins.[1] According to DeLonge, it wasn't just about Jenkins: "I wanted to write a song with na-nas in it, 'cause I love the Ramones. So I thought, I'll write this song about my chick, and it'll be an ode to the Ramones, too."[2] The line in the song about "roses by the stairs" was inspired by a real-life night where DeLonge came home from recording and found roses laying at the top of the stairs.[3] DeLonge would marry Jenkins on May 26, 2001.[4]

Happy Birthday today to Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

15 -    the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA;

16 -    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);

17 - Ronald Creech ('57);

18 -   Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of NC! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 12, 1938 - Hermann Göring proposed plans to make Madagascar the "Jewish homeland", an idea that had first been considered by 19th century journalist Theodor Herzl.

November 12, 1941 - Temperatures around Moscow dropped to -12 ° C as the Soviet Union launched ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.

November 12, 1941 - The Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina was destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol.

November 12, 1942 - The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces began near Guadalcanal. The battle lasted for three days. The Americans won a major victory.

November 12, 1944 - The Royal Air Force launched 29 Avro Lancaster bombers in one of the most successful precision bombing attacks of war and sank the German battleship Tirpitz, with 12,000 lb. Tallboy bombs off Tromsø, Norway.

November 12, 1948 - In Tokyo, an international war crimes tribunal sentenced seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, to death for their roles in World War II.



Friday, November 12, 1965 - Voice actor and entrepreneur Lex Lang was born Walter Alexis Lang in Hollywood, California.

Friday, November 12, 1965 - Bohra Spiritual Leader Syedna Taher Saifuddin (سيدنا طاهر سيف الدين رض) (born 04 Aug 1888) died in Matheran, India at the age of 80.

  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!

   Grace has been named the
September 2010 People's Choice!

   BUT - She's falling considerably behind a dog in California named Dollar!

   The last time I checked Grace had 4152 votes and Dollar had 6776 votes. We cannot allow this to happen! Doncha wanna go shopping and spot Grace's image on a bag of dog food and know that YOU played a large part in placing her there?!?

   It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!

From Brenda Pelfrey of VA - 10/22/10 and 11/08/10 - "    Elvira Ashburn Irby":


My Aunt Elvira (Ashburn) Irby passed away in May of this year. I have found a photo album of recent (a few years back) get togethers, and have also located a few of Elvira and some friends in their caps & gowns. Was wondering if you would have a need for any of these items...

Thank you... Sorry, but I do not know any of the last names.
Brenda Pelfrey

   Thank you so very much for these treasures, Brenda! Even more so than the others, Elvira looks like so much fun!

   Perhaps someone else will be able to identify her classmates.

Elvira Elvira Elvira and Helen Helen, Elvira,
and Audrey
Helen, Elvira,
Audrey, and Virginia

   From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 11/10/10 - "New Addie":

Please change my aol account to ________________@_______. Thanks. Having tons of trouble with aol.

My best, Rochelle

   Gotcha switched, Rochelle - and congratulations on your deliverance from AOL!

  From Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA - 11/11/10:

Carol... thank you for remembering us in all the ways you do.  Sometimes a former classmate will surprise me because they have seen something in the newsletter. I hope all is well with you and yours. Take good care.

Love, Angie

   Thank you so much, Angie! I really appreciate your note!

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 11/11/10 - "RE: "        (My #2 Son) Brent's (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of TX) Article on challenges of Patriot Weapon":

Interesting stuff.  It seems no matter how advanced the weapons get, inevitably fratricides will occur.  It's a shame, but it seems bound to happen.  Good to know this particular issue has been resolved.

On the bright side, it does indicate the Patriot's effectiveness against aircraft, eh?

   Indeed! Thanks, Nathaniel!

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/11/10 - "Dying for Chocolate":

Stumbled onto this site as I follow her other blog.
The chocolate history is interesting and the recipes seem good.


   YUM-YUM!! Thanks so much, Frances - just in time for the holidays! Of course, there are those who would say that every day's a holiday when chocolate is involved!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 11/11/10 - "Old Rockers":

This may work for some of us. -  Old Rock Star Songs from comedian Tim Hawkins.  Classic Rock Songs updated for the singer’s age.

       Thanks, Norris Sweetie!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 11/11/10 - "The Rules Of Rural Illinois":


Listen up City Slickers!
1. Pull your droopy pants up. You look like an idiot.
2. Turn your cap right, your head isn't crooked.
3. Let's get this straight; it's called a 'dirt road.' I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.
4. They are cattle. They're live steaks. That's why they smell funny to you. But they smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like it? I-80 goes east and west, I-55 goes north and south. Pick one.
5. So you have a $60,000 car. We're impressed. We have $350,000 combines that are driven only 3 weeks a year.
6. So every person in rural Illinois waves. It's called being friendly. Try to understand the concept.
7. If that cell phone rings while an 8-point buck and 3 does are coming in, we WILL shoot it out of your hand. You better hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time.
8. Yeah, we eat taters, gravy, beans and cornbread. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at Jim's bait shop..
9. The 'Opener' refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November.
10. We open doors for women. That is applied to all women, regardless of age.
11. No, there's no 'vegetarian special' on the menu. Order steak. Or you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham & turkey.
12. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use three seasonings - salt, pepper, and ketchup. Oh, yeah.... We don't care what you folks in Cincinnati call that stuff you eat ... IT AIN'T REAL CHILI!!
13. You bring 'coke' into my house, it better be brown, wet and served over ice.
14. You bring 'Mary Jane' into my house, she better be homegrown, cute, knows how to shoot, drive a truck, and she better have long hair.
15. College and high school football are as important here as the Cavs and the Knicks... and more fun to watch.
16. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don't hit the water hazards -- it spooks the fish.
17. Colleges? We have them all. We have State Universities, Community Colleges, and Vo-techs. They come outta there with an education plus a love for God and country, and they still wave at everybody when they come for the holidays.
18. Turn down that blasted car stereo! That thumpity-thump crap ain't music, anyway. We don't want to hear it anymore than we want to see your boxers. Refer back to #1.
19. Four inches of snow isn't a blizzard - it's a flurry. Drive in it like you got some sense, and DON'T take all our bread, milk, and bleach from the grocery stores. This ain't Alaska . Worst case you may have to live a whole day without croissants. The pickups with snowplows will have you out the next day.

A true ILLINOISAN will send this on!!!
20. By the way... if you want to talk to God in Illinois, it's a local call. :)

      Thanks, Dools!


  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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All the Small Things

Written by Tom DeLonge (b. 13 Dec 1975)

Recorded by Blink-182, 2000

All the, small things
True care, truth brings
I'll take, one lift
Your ride, best trip

Always, I know
You'll be at my show
Watching, waiting, commiserating

Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home
Na, Na.......

Late night, come home
Work sucks, I know
She left me roses by the stairs
Surprises let me know she cares

Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home
Na, Na......

Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home
Keep your head still I'll be your thrill, the night will go on, my little
Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home
Keep your head still, I'll be your thrill, the night will go on, the night will
go on, my little redmill

"All the Small Things" midi courtesy of - 11/11/10

"All the Small Things" lyrics courtesy of - 11/11/10

"Small Things" Image courtesy of - 11/11/10

Animated Divider Line 21 clip art courtesy of - 04/19/10

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

Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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!

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

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

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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