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11/26/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Anytime

“Anytime you do something from the heart, people just know it.”

- Brad Paisley
(b. 28 Oct 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today's theme was suggested by       my husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC. Thanks, Dools!  

BONUS #1 - - Anytime - Eddy Arnold - great video

BONUS #2 - - Anytime - Eddy Arnold - better audio quality


"Anytime" is a popular song written by Herbert "Happy" Lawson. The song was published in 1939.

The song is best known in a 1952 recording by Eddie Fisher. "Anytime" has been recorded by many other artists including Eddy Arnold who reached number one on the Most Played Juke Box Folk Records in 1948 [1].


    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 11/26/11, 5:51 AM - "cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.":

Carol, I am at a loss. Maybe someone out there can help me.

My brother went in for cataract surgery. While numbing the eye area, the needle slipped and went into his eye.

The doctor came out to tell me and put the blame on my brother (a sure sign they screwed up)! Then lots of doctors came in and out. Doctor 2 said, "I can't work on him now," and left. He sent for Doctor 3. This doctor proceeded to tell me EVERYTHING that could go wrong, got in my face and said, "Do YOU understand?"

I just looked up at him and asked, "Can you fix it?"

"Well, yes, when I get him in surgery; it will take 45 minutes (surprised by my question)."

"Then you better get busy," I said and walked out.

Seven hours later we were home. Next morning we went to the office of doctor 3 to check on progress. Many calls from many people to check progress and 'talk'.

Day 3, we got a call from doctor's office at the GROCERY store to come back in (I didn't give them that number). We went. Nurse was rude to us---a lot. We were assured by doctor 3, "He's okay."

"Then why are we here?"

"Just making sure," he said.

Question is, how should I proceed? What if he goes blind later? What is the limit of time I can wait to see?

What of Toni?

Toni was hit by a car at seventeen. He can not read or write. Although bright, he can only function in everyday life, not something like this. That's why I care for him and do not want to let him down as I am not real smart either. These doctors have treated me as if I am the amoeba of intelligence, blaming me for their mistake.

YOWZERONI-RINI! Linda May, after everything else that you've endured, I am so sorry that you - and Toni - have to be experiencing this now! I've forwarded you message to "a few good men" and perhaps together we'll all be able to find some answers for you.  Meanwhile, you're in the thoughts and prayers of many tonight. We are family!


    Happy Birthday today to   Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND   Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 - Jimmy Key ('57) AND    Randy Bearor ('64) of VA;

30 -      Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;

01 - My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of NC;

02 -   Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA;

03 - The late  Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88)! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


From Day/thisday1126.htm:    

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1861

Eleven days ago Captain Charles Wilkes committed the most famous act of his career: his USS San Jacinto waited until Her Majesty's mail packet Trent left Havana, Cuba. Once they were in international waters Wilkes had ordered the ship to heave to, under threat of arms, and had removed four passengers, the Confederate commissioners to London and Paris, Mason and Slide, and their secretaries. Tonight, having dropped the prisoners into confinement on an island in Boston Harbor, Wilkes was guest of honor at a huge banquet in Boston. Tomorrow the Trent would dock in London and the story of her voyage made known. The reaction would be quite different there.

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1862

United States President Abraham Lincoln went on a little boat ride down the Potomac River today. His destination was a place called Belle Plain, and his hosts were Gen. Ambrose Burnside and, indirectly, the men of the Army of the Potomac, who were concentrating rapidly now near Fredericksburg. Discussions revolved around the exact battle plan. In Richmond, meanwhile, Jefferson Davis was writing imploring letters to the governors of his Confederate States. His major concern was manpower, both the enrolling of new conscripts and getting them to where they were needed with the armies, and “restoring to the army” those who had voted with their feet and gone home. He also discussed the need for additional supplies.

Thursday, Nov. 26, 1863

A major battle had just been fought and won yesterday on Missionary Ridge, and normal custom would be for the victors to rest, reorganize, gather and tend the wounded and bury the dead, while Gen. Braxton Bragg led the Army of Tennessee a short distance away to do the same. U.S. Grant was not a big believer in custom, though, so he sent Sherman and Thomas on a major pursuit of the retreating Confederate army. It was to Bragg’s great good fortune that his rear-guard was under the command of the outstanding Gen. Pat Cleburne. At Ringgold, Ga., he turned and fought a short but severe action. Persistence was shown by both sides and other fights occurred at Chickamauga Station, Pea Vine Valley, and Pigeon Hill, Tenn, and Graysville, Ga. In the end the Federals were held off and the Southern retreat protected.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 1864

Abraham Lincoln's original proclamation ordering a day of thanksgiving had been a somber document, full of religious references and imploring the people to give thanks to God for the blessings He had showered on America even in the midst of a bitter war. It did not take long at all for the usual American tendency to turn from the religious to the secular to assert itself. A soldier near Gen. Sherman’s headquarters at Oconee River, Ga., wrote in his diary that “Thanksgiving Day was very generally observed in the army, the troops scorning chickens in the plenitude of turkeys with which they had supplied themselves...The soldiers gave thanks and were merry as only soldiers can be...Many obtain a delicious sirup made from sorghum, which is cultivated on all the plantations. There was nothing heard of ‘hard tack’”

  From Charles Schneider ('60) of TX - 11/25/11 - "Power of Wind and the Sea":


This shows the power of the wind and the sea.
After going through the slides, be sure to click on the video at the end. The arrow to start it is in the last slide.


   YOWZERONI-RINI! These images - and the video - are beautiful, mesmerizing, and incredibly scary! Thank you so much for sharing them, Charles!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/25/11 - "Submarine Racing":

The 2009 World Submarine Racing Championships


Well,  ... What did you expect to see??!!  

... Hope the rest of your day goes better!

P.S. - ..... I looked at all the photos too.

   Thanks so much for this reminder, Bill (and thanks again, Wayne Honey!)!

  Yes,       Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA actually beat you to the draw with these mages almost three years ago, but they constitute an extremely valuable addition to these already priceless pages on our website:


   Besides, it's good to know that some things remain exactly as we remember them! 

   Oh, no - wait a minute! Did I say that?!?  I mean, it's good to know they're still the same as all of Y'ALL remember them!  Yeah, that's better!

From - 11/25/11 - "Food For Thought: Fall Pumpkins":

Dear Friends,

After the apples are harvested in late summer comes the epitome of autumn; the ripening of pumpkins. Beautiful, versatile pumpkins of every imaginable size, variety and color even seem to turn mall parking lots into a fall party with scarecrows and dried cornstalks doing the decorating as children scramble to pick out "the biggest one."

And while children might enjoy such activity, there is great nutritional value to be had in those parking lot pumpkins. Just 1/2 cup of pumpkin, yields 280% (of the RDA) of vitamin A, 4 grams of fiber, and 4% vitamin C, 2% calcium and iron is 8%. Pumpkins are also rich in selenium, potassium and zinc.

But don't forget about the abundance of phytochemicals (over 18 phytochemicals -- unreal!) in pumpkin that make this food a (super!) natural for fighting cancer. That's not too shabby for a great, big squash.

For those of you with pumpkin intrepidation, don't worry! You can open a can of pumpkin puree and do just as well. Here're a few tips and ideas plus three tasty recipes to keep you in pumpkin heaven for the fall:


*Try adding some pumpkin puree to your pancake batter this Saturday. Sprinkle a few walnuts and cinnamon over the top of the syrup and enjoy your fall pancakes!

*Pumpkin bread is a perfect hostess gift anytime during the fall, but is very welcome at Thanksgiving. Make a big batch and freeze them for later giving.

*One summer, I grew a big patch of Sugar Pumpkins (pie pumpkins) and I baked them whole in the oven (removed a rack) till they were soft. Then I removed the pumpkins, let them cool, took out the pumpkin "innards", took out the seeds and bagged it up in freezer bags for later cooking. The cooking whole part made my harvesting of the pumpkin easier because the hard outer shell was too difficult to permeate with a knife.


Honey Pumpkin Pie
Serves 8

1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin (or pumpkin puree)
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup honey
3 eggs -- slightly beaten
2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour (sold in health food stores)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Pastry for single 9-inch pie crust (use your favorite recipe)

Combine all ingredients except pastry in large bowl, beat until well blended. Pour into a pastry-lined, 9-inch pie plate -- how hard is that? :-) Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Maple-Roasted Squash & Pumpkin (adapted from Cooking Light)
Serves 8

3/4 pound acorn squash -- cut in half vertically; discard seeds
2 1/2 pounds pumpkin -- cut in half vertically; save seeds (recipe
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons butter-- melted
1/4 cup sucanat (sugar substitute, available in health food stores)
teeny bit of salt

Cut each squash and pumpkin half into 8 wedges. Place wedges in a 13"x9"-inch baking dish, lightly greased. Carefully drizzle syrup and butter over wedges, and sprinkle with sucanat and a little bit of salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, turning wedges every 15 minutes.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 pound raw pumpkin seeds
spray oil (I use a non-aerosol pump -- better for you)
salt to taste

Preheat oven to 250. Put the seeds in a bowl, and spray them with oil. Sprinkle the salt over them, tossing to distribute evenly. Spread on a baking sheet in one layer and bake until you hear them popping and they are browned slightly, between 5 and 10 minutes. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container.


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Saving Your Dinner Since 2001,
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From - 11/25/11:
While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

‘Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter. 'Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.

‘No problem, just let me in,' says the man.

‘Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.

‘Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,' says the senator.

‘I’m sorry, but we have our rules.'

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly and nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator raises...The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

‘Now it's time to visit heaven.'

So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

‘Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.'

The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before; I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.'

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in bags as more trash falls from above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.

'I don't understand,' stammers the senator. 'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?'

The devil looks at him, smiles and says, 'Yesterday we were campaigning....Today you voted.'

1. Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 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 14, 2011 - 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. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/22/11

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Written by Herbert "Happy" Lawson, 1921; published in 1939

Recorded by
Eddy Arnold (15 May 1918 – 08 May 2008), 1948

Anytime you're feeling lonely
Anytime you're feeling blue
Anytime you feel down hearted
That will prove your love for me is true.

Anytime you're thinking 'bout me
That's the time I'll think of you
Anytime you say you want me back again
That's the time I'll come back home to you.

Anytime your world is lonely
And you'll find true friends a few
Anytime you see a rainbow
That will be a sign the storm is through.

Anytime will be the right time
Anytime at all will do
Anytime you're sure you want only my love
That's the time I'll come back home to you.

--- Instrumental ---

Anytime you're thinking 'bout me
That's the time I'll think of you
Anytime you say you want me back again
That's the time I'll come back home to you...

"Anytime" midi courtesy of - 11/26/11

"Anytime" lyrics courtesy of - 11/26/11

"Anytime" Image courtesy of - 11/26/11

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

Animated Divider Line 298 clip art courtesy of - 05/01/10

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!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

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