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11/22/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Fly Like an Eagle

“Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will
recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.”

- E.F. Schumacher
(16 Aug 1911 - 04 Sept 1977)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme is courtesy of        My Niece, Shari, of VA - who sent me not only the bonus video, but the cool animated title clip art.  Thanks, Shari!

BONUS - - Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band


"Fly Like an Eagle" is a song written by Steve Miller and by Steve Miller Band guitarist Steve McCarty for the album of the same name.[1] The song went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the week of March 12, 1977, kept from the top spot by “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)” by Barbra Streisand. The single edit can be found on Greatest Hits (1974–1978). The song has an unusually mellow and "dreamy" feel. It is usually played in tandem with "Space Intro".

An earlier 1973 version of the song features a more bluesy and less funk-inspired rhythm, and guitar taking the synthesizer parts (albeit with similar delay effects).[2] The lyrics are slightly different, indicating that the place the eagle wants to fly away from is a Native American reservation.

The main guitar hook in the song was first used in a slightly different form on Miller's 1969 track "My Dark Hour" (which featured Paul McCartney)...


  Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Sandra Ray ('61) of VA AND    John Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND  the late Fayetta Covert Stansbury (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72) (deceased 06/03/10)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

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;

27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;

29 -     The late Jimmy Key ('57) (deceased 03/21/12) AND    Randy Bearor ('64) of VA! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 22, 1940 - Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattacked into Italian-occupied Albania and captured Korytsa.

November 22, 1942 - Battle of Stalingrad – General Friedrich Paulus sent Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army was surrounded.

November 22, 1943 - War in the Pacific – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek met in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference).


  Thursday, November 22, 1963 - In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy was killed and Texas Governor John B. Connally was seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, who was later captured and charged with the murder of police officer J. D. Tippit. That same day, US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.

 - Where Were You When You Heard the News of Kennedy's Assassination?
Please share your memories with us!

Thursday, November 22, 1963 - Actor Winsor Harmon was born Winsor Dewey Harmon III in Crowley, Louisiana.

Thursday, November 22, 1963 - Football player Hugh Millen was born Hugh Breedlove Millen in Iowa.

Thursday, November 22, 1963 - Footballer and manager Tony Mowbray was born Anthony Mark Mowbray in Saltburn, England.

Thursday, November 22, 1963 - Football player and coach Kennedy Pola was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Thursday, November 22, 1963 - Actor and director Brian Robbins was born in Brooklyn, New York,.

Thursday, November 22, 1963 - Model, actress, and dancer Corinne Russell was born in Birmingham, England.

Thursday, November 22, 1963 - Physician Wilhelm Beiglböck (b. Wilhelm Franz Josef Beiglböck on 10 Oct 1905 in Hochneukirchen, Lower Austria, Austria) died in Buxtehude, Lower Saxony, Germany at the age of .58

Thursday, November 22, 1963 - Author Aldous Huxley (b. Aldous Leonard Huxley on 26 July 1894 in Godalming, Surrey, England) died in Los Angeles, Californiat the age of 69.

Thursday, November 22, 1963 - Author C. S. Lewis (b. Clive Staples Lewis on 29 Nov 1898 in Belfast, Ireland) died in Oxford, England exactly one week before his 65th birthday of .end-stage renal failure  Since June 1961, he had begun experiencing medical problems and was diagnosed with inflammation of the kidneys which resulted in blood poisoning. On 17 July 1963 he suffered a heart attack, and never fully recovered.

Thursday, November 22, 1963 - Police officer J. D. Tippit (b. 16 Sept 1924 in Clarksville, Red River County, Texas) was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas at the age of 39.

  From Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 11/20/13, 7:08 PM - "   Jesse Miller":


Do you know, or could you find out, where Jesse Miller is in the hospital? I'd like to send a card, or call. It's hard to be laid up this time of year.

Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66)

   Thanks for caring, Shirley! Let's find out!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 11/20/13, 11:39 PM - "RE:   Jesse Miller":


JESSE IS AT THE SENTARA CARE PLEX, HAMPTON, VA. 23666   757-736-0315   R00M 315     


   Thank you so much, Jimmy!

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 11/20/13 - "A Momentous Month, JFK Remembered":

A Momentous Month, JFK Remembered: Vivid Days of a Half-Century Past


By Harry M. Covert

The 11th month is always a good one, especially when the 11th hour and the 11th minute are remembered with honor and red poppies are seen everywhere.

This particular time of the year is one usually noted by a completed election cycle, winners win, losers salve their wounds and generally, after a short time, plot and plan for another day.

In a few weeks’ time political differences will be set aside for a while as Americans and the rest of the world recall that time a half-century ago when every community dramatically changed.

The question here is what were you doing at 1:30 Eastern Standard Time, Friday, Nov. 22, 1963? Most people can recall instantly where and when they were on that fateful day. Black-and-white television screens and all radio stations AM and FM, broadcast non-stop coverage of tragic events in Dallas, Texas.

Special editions of the nation’s afternoon newspapers were reaching the streets. Yes, afternoon broad sheet pages used 96 point-plus headlines. A pall covered the nation, tears were unabashedly flowing and it was one of the darkest days, if not the darkest, in the nation’s history.

High school football games, with rare exceptions, were cancelled.

Fifty years is a longtime but the indelible mark was stamped on the nation and things have changed dramatically since.

This was the day the 35th president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated.

This was also the day journalism changed; broadcast news reporting became the mainstay. I miss afternoon papers. They have a special place in my heart. I had my start as a teenager at the The Times-Herald in my hometown of Newport News, Va. They were the greatest days of my life where every editor and reporter was quality and could work anywhere.

As a young father on that auspicious day, I was babysitting my two-year-old son and watching a midday program, Dialing for Dollars. The host, the late Kurt Webster, broke in with the news that “the President is dead. ” He tried to choke back tears.

I had to manually flip the TV dial and landed on the CBS outlet and saw Walter Cronkite visibly moved presenting the news.

We only had three TV stations in those days. I was anxious to get to work that afternoon. Gloom and despair was everywhere. My assignment that night was a high school football game, the only one not cancelled, not out of disrespect. When the band played the national anthem, fans stood with hands over their hearts with tears streaming down faces. No cheerleaders were cheering that night. The game was an endurance run.

Obviously the next two days everyone was glued to the news. Seemed like everyone stayed home, shopping was minimal, and every scrap of information was being reported and absorbed.

Churches of all denominations were filled to capacity. Rectors and vicars were at their best. Sermons and homilies brought comfort to the flocks. Respectful hymns were sung and “God Bless America” and Battle Hymn of the Republic were featured.

At St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hampton, Va., founded in 1610 and the oldest English-speaking parish in the United States, saw its pews crowded with communicants. Particularly noticeably present were elderly, many sick who struggled to participate.

St. John’s had established St. Mark’s as a parochial mission in a growing section of the city… With the Rev. Winston Hope as vicar, the mission had only recently begun worship in a women’s club building. It, too, was overflowed and the booming melodious voice of Mr. Hope, formerly a radio broadcaster, soothed the flock.

At Grace Church, Newport News, the rector Father Calvert E. Buck led the worship, reciting the service as always from memory. He delivered a mighty message how the affairs of man are in under Divine control.

Grace Church was the anchor high church of the Diocese of Southern Virginia in Newport News. I scribbled notes from Father Buck’s sermon in my Book of Common Prayer, 1928 version.

Now in 2013 memories are still vivid.

The late Merriman Smith, UPI’s reporter, was riding in the fourth car of the motorcade when the shots rang out. His 1,000-word story, dictated on the spur of the moment, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1964. Cell phones were not available in those days.

Despite the tragedy, November is a good month. It’s the time of Thanksgiving when families gather to celebrate all of the good things about their lives and the nation. Squabbling still goes on as to the first celebration but it doesn’t matter.

This period of reflection is a time for every citizen to re-charge and enjoy the goodness and prosperity that is throughout the nation.

November’s magnificent colors are worth enjoying and more evidence that all problems, real and imagined, give way to present pleasures. There are many. A reminder is that Thanksgiving Day is more than just a terrific celebration with turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, yeast rolls and a vast array of cakes and pieces.

To this day, I recall the tune, “Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go . . . “

The good old days are now.

   Thank you so much, Harry!

      From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/20/13 - "First Christmas Card":

Hi, Carol:

Just a quick note to say thank you for posting your dear sister's
    (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) contribution to your electronic Newsletter. I know that you are so very careful not to bring politics into the discussion, and glad you made this exception. We just might be in danger of loosing the tradition of sending Christmas Cards, if they are considered "Hate Speech" and offend someone. (Just the whimpering of a concerned citizen, where freedom and liberty still ring for now.)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you so much, Major Madagan! That was a hard decision because I really don't like to incite angry reactions, but the way our freedom of speech is being eroded almost on a daily basis has become so disturbing to me, I took the risk.

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 11/21/13 - "Marquee":

    Thanks, Ronnie - so good to hear from you!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/06/13 - "Some Things People Regret the Most Before They Die (#17 in a series of 19):

  AMEN! Thank you, Shari!

From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 11/16/13 - "Funnies - with a Point (#6 in a series of 10)":

  Thanks, Jimmy!

BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERN: - Nancy Anderson's Snowflake Sweet Treat Wrapper Crochet Pattern - "Present a gift of food with a clever crocheted wrap! We’ve shown one on a clear food container, but you can use them however you please! Mix and match the two widths of bands with the two snowflake designs in whatever colors suit you."

BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES: - Maggie's Overnight Pull-Apart Cinnamon Loaf - "Overnight Pull-Apart Cinnamon Loaf is an easy breakfast casserole that also can be made if you're looking for simple dessert recipes. Prep the dough and let it sit overnight. The next day, you'll have a sticky, sweet bread to enjoy! This delicious bread is the perfect cold weather treat and is definitely worthy for a holiday breakfast. Enjoy it Christmas morning with a hot mug of apple cider. There's not much that could beat that." - Garnishing Tips - "Check out our holiday garnishing tips from the "experts" at the Culinary Institute of America, as we discover some quick and easy shortcuts to livening our holiday cheese board. We eat with our eyes and these ideas will surely tempt your guests."


From - 11/21/12:

The judge frowned at the tired robber and said, “Then you admit breaking into the same store on three successive nights?”

”Yes, your honor.”

“And why was that?”

“Because my wife wanted a dress.”

The judge checked with his records, “But it says here you broke in three nights in a row!”

“Yes sir. She made me exchange it two times.”

1.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.

2. 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.  

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/19/13

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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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Fly Like an Eagle

Written by Steve Miller (b. 05 Oct 1943), 1975, Recorded 1977

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I'm free
Oh, Lord, through the revolution

Feed the babies
Who don't have enough to eat
Shoe the children
With no shoes on their feet
House the people
Livin' in the street
Oh, oh, there's a solution

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I'm free
Fly through the revolution

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I'm free
Fly through the revolution

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future

 "Fly Like an Eagle" midi (sequenced by Bill Basham) courtesy of - 11/21/09

"Fly Like an Eagle" lyrics courtesy of - 11/22/09

Animated "Fly Like an Eagle" Title clip art courtesy of my niece, Shari, of VA - 11/20/09

Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/01/05

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 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

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 Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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