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11/18/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Just Friends

“What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.”

- Henry Ward Beecher
(24 June 1813 - 8 Mar 1887)

“Perhaps a great love is never returned.”

- Dag Hammarskjold
(29 July 1905 - 18 Sept 1961)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   I tend to think of this 1931 number as a Billie Holiday song, but guess who also sang it?  That's right - Frank Sinatra


    We have a Happy Birthday Three-Fer today - Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 -   the late Rose Woodard Davis Ficocello Groff ('65) (deceased 10/14/84);

23 -
  Sandra Ray ('61) of VA AND    John Howard ('66) of VA AND  Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND    Fayetta Covert Stansbury (Ferguson HS - '72) of FL;

24 -
    Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA;

25 -
  Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA;

26 - Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND 
  Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OR - 11/13/08 - "New Pic for your Newsletter :)":

Hey Carol!
Hey, I was looking at your newsletter, and decided that if I'm gonna go through ALL the effort of dieting and losing weight, I might as well look good on the newsletter too - LMBO!  Here's a new "skinny" pic of me - yes, I know I'm vain - ha!
love you TONS!!!!  and miss you guys too!
me :)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bethany Harty

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! For a woman with five children - or even without! - you're looking mighty good, Lady! Thanks for the new picture; I updated it on the site:

   We miss you and yours, too! And of course we love you bunches!

From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 11/15/08 - "Crock Pot Recipes":


  Crock Pot Cooking Index

Food for Thought: Happiness is the place between too little and too much.

Crock Pot - Beef

All Day Crock Pot Beef Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry Beef and Pasta Casserole Beef Diablo
Beef Fajitas Beef Ragout Over Rice Beef Tips Beer Braised Beef in Crock Pot
Burritos Crock Pot Style California Tamale Pie Cattleman's Beef and Beans Cheeseburger Sandwiches
Cheesy Meat Loaf Chili Beer Brisket of Beef Classic Swiss Steak Complete Crock Pot Dinner
Corned Beef and Cabbage Country Swiss Steak Cowboy Casserole Cranberry Pork Roast
Crock Pot Beef Burgundy Crock Pot Beef 'n Peppers Crock Pot Beef with Mushrooms Crock Pot Beef Roast
Crock Pot Cabbage Rolls Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Crock Pot Creole Steak Strips Crock Pot Delight
Crock Pot Easy Swiss Steak Crock Pot Enchiladas Crock Pot Fajitas Crock Pot Fajitas II
Crock Pot Italian Beef Crock Pot Meatballs Crock Pot Rump Roast Crock Pot Sauerbraten
Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce Crock Pot Swiss Steak Crock Pot Taco Casserole Fiesta Tamale Pie
Glazed Corned Beef Glazed Corned Beef #2 Harvest Dinner Harvest Pot Roast with Tomato-Wine Sauce
Hot-and-Spicy Sloppy Joes Lean Crock Pot Beans Nina's Beef and Beans Pot Roast Dinner
Old Time Beef Stew Pot Roast with Noodles Ranch Style Beef Reuben Casserole
Roast Cooked with Coke Roast with Veggies Sage Pot Roast Salsa Swiss Steak
Savory Pepper Steak Savory Stewed Beef Slow-Cooked Beef Stifado Slow Cooked Pepper Steak
Slow Cooked Steak Rolls Slow Cooked Swiss Steak Supper Slow Cooker Italian Spaghetti Sauce Slow Cooker Lasagna
Slow Cooker Swiss Steak Slowly Deviled Beef Smothered Steak Strips Spaghetti Sauce Italiano
Spicy Wine Pot Roast Stuffed Cabbage Casserole Stuffed Pasta Shells Swiss Bliss
Swiss Steak Teriyaki Steak Three Pepper Steak Three-Way Beef
Yankee Pot Roast and Vegetables      

Crock Pot - Pork

Casserole in the Cooker Chicken Lickin Good Crock Pot Pork Chops Chinese Style Country Ribs Country Pork with Mushrooms
Cranberry Pork Roast Crockpot Apricot Pulled Pork for Sandwiches Crock Pot Festival Sausage Crock Pot Hawaiian Pork
Crock Pot Pork Chops Supreme Crock Pot Sausage & Potatoes Crock Pot Sausage and Egg Casserole Crocked Cherry Pork Chops
Polish Kraut and Apples Pork Chop Delight Pork Chops and Mustard Sauce Potatoes Pork Chops with Corn Stuffing
Pork Stew with Vegetables Rosemary Potato Pork Chops Sauerkraut Supper Slow Cooking Pork Chops
Soy-Glazed Spareribs Super Easy Pork Chops Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa or Polish Sausage Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs
Sweet 'N' Sour Sausage      

Crock Pot - Poultry

90s Style Crockpot Coq Au Vin Bacon Wrapped Chicken Baked Cajun Chicken Baked Chicken Breasts in Crock Pot
Basil Chicken Broccoli Rice & Chicken Cafe Chicken Cantonese Sweet & Sour Chicken
Caribbean Chicken Cheesy Crock Pot Chicken Chicken & Cherries Jubilee Chicken a la King
Chicken and Cherries Jubilee C/P Chicken & Rice Casserole Chicken and Artichoke Casserole Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken Breasts Supreme Chicken Creole Chicken Crock Pie Chicken Curry
Chicken Curry #2 Chicken Curry Hurry Chicken Hearts Crockpot Chicken in the Crock Pot
Chicken Marengo Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms Chicken Olé Chicken Paprika
Chicken Parisienne Chicken Parmigiana Chicken Sesame Chicken Stew
Chicken Stroganoff in Crock Pot Chicken Taco Filling Creamy Chicken with Vegetables Crockpot Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
Crock Pot Chicken Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore Crock Pot Chicken Dinner Crock Pot Chicken in Mushroom Gravy
Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Crock Pot Garlic Chicken Crock Pot Lacquered Chicken
Crock Pot Robust Chicken Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Forty-clove Chicken Garlic Lemon Chicken
Ham 'n' Swiss Chicken International Chicken Italian Chicken and Potatoes Italian Chicken Breast
Lemonade Chicken Lemony Roasted Chicken Lo-Cal Crock Pot Chicken Low-Fat Glazed Chicken in Crock Pot 
Mama's Chicken Stew Pat's Creamy Chicken Portugese Garlic Chicken Turkey Casserole
Turkey Rice South with Tomatoes Working Woman's Chicken and Rice    

Crock Pot - Fish & Seafood

Bayou Gumbo Bouillabaisse Cheese-Shrimp Chowder Cioppino (Fisherman's Stew)
Crock Pot Bouillabaisse Crock Pot Citrus Fish Crock Pot Clam Chowder Crock Pot Clam Chowder #2
Crock Pot Crab Soup Crock Pot Fish Stew Crock Pot Manhattan Style Clam Chowder Crock Pot Shrimp Marinara
Jambalaya Louisiana Gumbo Mediterranean Fish Soup No Clams Clam Chowder
Oyster Bisque Seafood Naples Shrimp Creole for the Crock Pot Shrimp Creole
Shrimp Curry Macaroni Salad Slow Cooker Seafood Chowder Sweet and Sour Shrimp Swiss Crab Casserole
Tuna Casserole Tuna Noodle Casserole    

Crock Pot - Soup, Stew & Chili

Barley Soup Bean Soup for the Crock Pot Bean Soup Italiano Beef-Barley Stew
Beef Chowder Beef Ragout Black Bean Chili with Beef Busy Day Stew
Calico Ham and Bean Soup Chicken and Vegetable Chowder Chicken Vegetable Chowder Chili
Chili con Queso Confetti Yellow Pea Soup Cowboy Sausage & Beans Crock Pot Bean Soup
Crock Pot Beef Barley Soup Crock Pot Beef Stew Crock Pot Beef Stew #2 Crock Pot Beef Stew #3
Crock Pot Beef Vegetable Soup Crock Pot Chicken Corn Soup Crock Pot Chowder Crock Pot Broccoli Soup
Crock Pot Chili Crock Pot Chili #2 Crock Pot Cock 'n Bull Stew Crock Pot Corn Chowder
Crock Pot Dumpling Soup Crock Pot French Onion Soup Crock Pot Hamburger Soup Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew
Crock Pot Homemade Chicken Soup Crock Pot Onion Soup Crock Pot Potato Soup Crock Pot Split Pea Soup
Crock Pot Stew Crock Pot Wild Rice Soup  

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Jude - just in time for the busy holidays!

From - 11/14/08 - "Personal Accountability":

Attitude - Blame: Two Can Play That Game
By Annette Vaillancourt, Ph.D., Nov. 11, 2008

Why do we always look for someone or something to blame when we are hurt, upset or frustrated? Why is laying fault the first thing on someone's mind when bad things happen? Does there always have to be an aggressor and a victim in every interaction that doesn't go the way one or the other party wants it to? Is retribution the best response to harm or hurt? (It seems to me this could apply both to individual persons, as well as entire nations.)

If we could get inside the mind of someone who constantly blames others (whether they are the aggressor or the victim) this might be the unconscious thought process: "I blame you for my choices and deny that I had other options or choices to make. I am going to react and get rid of this awful feeling as quickly as I can. I don't want to acknowledge that I had my part in making this situation go poorly. I don't want to look at my own behavior or own the negative results I get in life. I want to find fault and blame someone else because I don't want to feel bad about myself or have to make difficult changes or face my fears. I don't want to look at the fact that my behavior has hurt another and/or contributed to my own hurt. I want to say, ‘you made me do it!’

So, I will blame you or circumstances for my drinking, overeating, rages, hitting, infidelity, and lying. I justify it to myself by saying, 'If only you wouldn't have done ________, I wouldn't have done what I did. Look what you made me do!'

In my worldview, retaliation for hurt or harm is justifiable. I don't acknowledge that I am hurt and seek solace, comfort or understanding. Maybe I don't know how. Maybe I see that as weak. Nor do I seek to negotiate for a more satisfying outcome, talk to you about how your behavior has affected me, or courageously remove myself from a toxic situation. Instead I blame you and feel like a helpless victim. I label you as "lazy, unloving, irritating, frigid, weak, irresponsible, evil, unfit, stupid, or crazy." I cover up and attempt to assuage my hurt or fear with violence, self-righteous anger, or self-defeating behaviors, instead of forgiveness, understanding or assertiveness.

I wear my victim stature outwardly. I protest is loudly to my friends and family, seeking their sympathy, asking them to choose sides against you and agree with me that you are bad, that YOU are to blame. Everybody thinks I am a saint (except those who secretly think I'm a fool) for putting up with this!”

As I write this I am keenly aware that everybody loses in this kind of interaction. There is no accountability, no responsibility, no integrity. In the “blame game” it becomes difficult to tell the aggressors from the victims after awhile, as both are pointing fingers at the other and saying, “she/he did that to me!! Everybody feel sorry for me!”

Without personal accountability and responsibility, without stopping to consider how your actions contributed to the unsatisfactory outcome you’re experiencing, where that’s the bombing of the World Trade Center or the fact that you just bounced another check in the family checkbook, the cycle just continues. There’s no stopping it until someone takes responsibility for their behavior and says, “Yes, this part was my doing. I did that to you because I didn’t know what else to do. I didn’t want to look at myself and acknowledge my hurt, fear, frustration or my incorrect assumptions. I didn’t want to take the time to listen and respond after some consideration of your side. I just reacted."

Seems to me if we all did this, there's be alot more peace in the world!

“All we are saying, is give peace a chance!” - John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Author's Bio

Shrink, Geek, Speak, Coach Dr. Vaillancourt is a serial entrepreneur and Renaissance woman. As owner of EnterTraining Seminars she is a busy motivational speaker, writer, and coach.

© Copyright by, Self Improvement Online, Inc.


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/31/08 - "++++ MAXINE +++++" (#12 in a Series of 15):

..... More from the gal everyone loves and admires.....

Whatever pops into her mind, Maxine says. Ordinarily, folks might be offended. But instead, millions of Americans have identified with the crabby, irreverent Maxine, the popular Hallmark character that lambastes everything from holidays to aging, and does not hesitate to tell it like it is - or as she sees it.....

   Thanks, Ruthie!



The NNHS Class of 1958 Gathering and Dinner will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 6:00 PM at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606 CONTACT: Joe Drewry (, 757-244-4443, ext 4)


1. Thursday, December 4, 2008, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, VA  - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

2. April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 - Class of 1954 will hold their 55th-Year Reunion. For details contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/17/08
NNHS BLOG: - updated 11/17/08

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

                                  Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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Just Friends

Music by John Klenner, 1931
(24 Feb 1899 - 13 Aug 1955) 

 Words by Samuel M. Lewis, 1931
(25 Oct 1885 - 22 Nov 1959)

Just friends
Lovers no more
Just friends
But not like before
To think of what we've been
And not to kiss again
Seems like pretending
It isn't the ending
Two friends
Drifting apart
Two friends
But one broken heart
We loved we laughed we cried
Then suddenly love died
The story ends
And we're
Just friends
We loved we laughed and we cried
Then suddenly love died
The story ends
And we're
Just friends

"Just Friends" midi courtesy of - 11/16/08

"Just Friends" lyrics courtesy of  - 11/16/08

Animated Broken Heart Clip art courtesy of - 11/06/07

 Bow and Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - uh, well, I dunno, but it's been in my files since 09/01/05

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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