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01/03/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Forgotten Dreams

“There are many ways of breaking a heart.
Stories were full of hearts being broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away
its dream - whatever that dream might be.” 

- Pearl S. Buck
(26 June 1892 - 06 Mar 1973)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

    Today's theme is being revisited from 2005.

BONUS - - Forgotten Dreams - Leroy Anderson


...In 2006, one of his piano works, "Forgotten Dreams", written in 1954, became the background for a British TV advertisement for mobile phone company '3'. Previously, Los Angeles station KABC-TV used the song as its sign-off theme at the end of broadcast days in the 1980s, and Mantovani's recording of the song had been the closing theme for WABC-TV's "Eyewitness News" for much of the 1970s...

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND    Bill Bost ('61) of NC!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late     Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA (d. 24 Apr 2010);

06 -       Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;

07 -     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57);

08 -    Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND    Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND    Bob Parrish ('68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 03, 1944 - Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington was shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.

January 03, 1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur was placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and U.S. Admiral Chester W Nimitz was placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces. This event effectively ended the concept of unified commands.  


Wednesday, January 03, 1962 - Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro.

Wednesday, January 03, 1962 - Footballer Hermann Lux (b. 20 Sept 1893 in Berlin, German Reich) died in West Germany at the age of 68.


1. Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 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.      From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 10/0411 - "Breakfast Bunch Brunch":

Our next Brunch... is the first Saturday in January, January 7, 2012, at 11am at the same place, Warwick Restaurant.

After the January BRUNCH, we plan to meet quarterly the first Saturday of April, July and October as long as the interest holds up.

   Thanks, Bill! We're planning to be there!

   Hey, y'all! Ya gotta eat that day anyway, right?? It's an OPEN reunion, and just see how much fun:

"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."

   Make your reservations now:

Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716.  I made ours yesterday.

  From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 01/02/12 - "RE: Breakfast Bunch Brunch":

Hey Billy,
I plan on being there. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Jimmy Walker
62 Typhoon

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! See you there, Jimmy!

         From My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL - currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany - 01/02/12 - "Monday Morning":

This work truly is amazing. I would not give up these experiences for the world..... I am now in my sixth area, Kaiserslautern, and obviously my Christmas was fantastic. love you

Elder Andrew Harty

   Thank you so much, Elder Andrew - love you, too!

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - currently serving an eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington - 01/02/12 - "new area":

So, the new area (May Creek Ward, Renton, WA) seems pretty cool so far. We have been tracting, contacting, meeting members, less actives, and potentials. The ward council was all excited because they say that they send sister missionaries to areas when they really really need help. They expect great things from us. With their faith and ours combined - "by small and simple things are great things brought to pass". (Alma 37:6)

Anyway, the members are great and have been feeding us a lot! They bring meals to us and stuff. It's pretty amazing to see how much they want to help the missionary work progress and help in anyway they can.

Our ward mission leader and his family are awesome! His daughter was on a special video because she had liver failure and was going to die in 48 hours when the new liver arrived just in time. She is now a healthy little girl and full of life and love. Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers - of this I do testify. Too many times have my prayers been answered - some within just a few minutes of asking. I cannot deny His great love for each of us and His knowledge of our situations.

I love you all dearly.
Sister Harty

Sister Adrienne Helene Harty
Washington Seattle Mission
10675 NE 20th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004

   Thank you, Sister Webby-nary! I love you dearly, too!

   From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 01/02/12 - "Not all thieves are stupid":


Not all thieves are stupid.

This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that someone she knew had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard.

When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.

Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it.. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.


I never thought of this.......

This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her mobile phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet... etc...was stolen.

20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby said, 'I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago.' When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Moral of the lesson:

Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list.

Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc....

And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked
through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.

Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from
them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet 'family and friends' who text you..


* I never thought about the above!
As of now, I no longer have
'home' listed on my cell phone.

Even if this does not pertain to you....Pass it on to your family & friends.

   YOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Eva!

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 01/02/12 - "Ever have a day like this???" - Ormie the Pig Wants a Cookie

     I think I just hurt myself laughing, F.A. - thanks so much!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/02/12 - "Some Remnants of 2011 & More":

Kidnapped Congress

Downtown DC, January 1st, a driver is stuck in a traffic jam on the highway. Nothing is moving.

Suddenly, a man knocks on the window. The driver rolls down the window and asks, "What's going on?"

"Terrorists have kidnapped Congress, and are asking for a $10 million dollar ransom. Otherwise, they are going to douse them all in gasoline and set them on fire. We are going from car to car, taking up a collection."

"How much is everyone giving, on average?" the driver asks.

The man replies, "About a gallon."


Three Tough Mice

Three mice are sitting at a table in a pretty rough neighborhood late at night trying to impress each other about how tough they are.

The first mouse turns to the second mouse and says, "When I see a mousetrap, I lie on my back and set it off with my foot. When the bar comes down, I catch it in my teeth, bench press it twenty times to work up an appetite, and then make off with the cheese."

The second mouse replies, "Yeah, well, when I see rat poison, I collect as much as I can, take it home, grind it up to a powder, and add it to my coffee each morning so I can get going for the rest of the day."

The first mouse and the second mouse then turn to the third mouse.

The third mouse lets out a long sigh and says to the first two, "I don't have time for this. I've got a date with the cat."



The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball is made of Waterford Crystal. Its first descent during the last minute of the 20th century, at the Times Square 2000 Celebration.

The Ball has been lowered every year since 1907, with the exceptions of 1942 and 1943, when its use was suspended due to the wartime "dimout" of lights in New York City.

The New Year's Eve Ball is the property of the building owners of One Times Square.

The Ball is a geodesic sphere, six feet in diameter, and weighs approximately 1,070 pounds. It is covered with a total of 504 Waterford crystal triangles that vary in size and range in length from 4 inches to 5 inches per side.

All 696 lights and 90 rotating pyramid mirrors are computer controlled, enabling the Ball to produce a state-of-the-art light show of eye-dazzling color patterns and a kaleidoscope effect atop One Times Square.

For the 2006 New Year's Eve celebration, 72 of the crystal triangles feature the new "Hope for Fellowship" design, consisting of a series of cuts suggesting the linking of arms signifying togetherness and community.


5 Keys to Making and Keeping Your New Year Resolutions

1. Define the Win
Many people make mistakes of making very general goals and never end up keeping them. It's one thing to say, "I want to lose weight" and entirely another thing to say, "I want to lose 50 pounds by Thanksgiving."

Fifty pounds is a defined win. When you state, "I want to lose weight," you have defined a direction, but you haven't defined a measurable goal line. How will you know when you have lost enough? You can always make another goal later.

Here are some abstract goals that have been better defined to understand a win.

I want to read more - I will read 12 books this year
(1 book a month)

I want to eat better - I will eat a minimum of two vegetables a day

I want to exercise more - I will run 500 miles this year.

I want to be more generous - I will give 15% of my income away this year.

2. Make smaller goals along the way.
In football there are two lines that really matter. The official goal-line where all the points are scored and the first-down line where a team advances ten yards and gets 4 more shots at the goal-line.

The smaller goal of the first-down marker is often what really advances the ball and helps teams make it across the bigger goal-line that counts.

Create for yourself smaller goals that you can achieve on a weekly or monthly basis that will help you achieve your bigger goal. If your goal is to read twelve books a year, that translates into one book a month. If you want to lose 50 pounds, that's roughly one pound a week. Make smaller goals and celebrate when you've reached them.

Celebrating small successes along the way will give you the momentum you need to reach your bigger goal.

3. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Your goal may be something huge like to quit smoking. Do some research and consult some people or products that are geared to help you. If you want to lose weight, don't be afraid to consult your doctor and even sign up to meet a trainer at the gym. If you want to read more, ask someone you know who reads a lot and ask them for strategy and tips.

4. Make the goal with a friend or group of friends.
If you are trying to lose weight, get your spouse on board to exercise with you or to make a similar commitment to eat healthier. If you are trying to read a book a month, start a book club. Have a friend meet you at the gym 3 times a week. If you want to write more, start a blog and ask your friends to follow.

5. Evaluate your results.
Set an end date and set aside time to evaluate how you did throughout the year towards your goal. Every goal achieved and not achieved is a chance to learn. Maybe you only read ten books instead of twelve (odds are that's about nine more than you might have otherwise). Maybe you only lost 35 pounds (that's still 35 pounds!). Maybe you quit working out in February because you got a cold and never went back. Figure out what went wrong and what went right. Take the time to measure how far you have come and challenge yourself with something new for the next year.

What kind of resolutions are you making this year?

~Pastor Jonathan Hill~

   Thanks so much, Shari!

From - 01/02/12 - "Keeping Your Resolutions":

5 Tips for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

By Ginny Edwards

If you have a habit of setting resolutions at the beginning of the year and then abandoning them a few days later, now is your chance to try something different. Imagine how the course of your life could change for the better if you followed through on your resolutions until you achieved your goals!

Change Your Thinking
It's very possible to overcome your habit of giving up on New Year's resolutions with a few basic tips. Above all else, avoid regarding your resolutions as something to aspire to and then forgetting them when they no longer seem pertinent or interesting. New Year's resolutions can be extremely enriching and self-improving if you find a way to maintain them throughout the year.

Here are some tips for keeping your resolutions:

1. Make a firm commitment.
You must be willing to make a strong commitment to change in order for your resolutions to be successful. Believe that you can, and will, accomplish what you set out to do. If you give yourself unwavering support, then you'll bolster that belief and achieve what you seek.
• Choose New Year's resolutions that you genuinely want to achieve. Make positive resolutions and focus on the positive aspects of achieving them.
• Tell someone you trust about your resolutions. When someone else knows what you're setting out to achieve, they can help hold you accountable.
• Plan ahead how you want your year to end and develop your goals based on that vision. "See" yourself at the end of the following year having achieved the goals and resolutions you set at the beginning on that year. It helps keep you focused and the sub-conscious mind works to create the vision and bring it to reality.

2. Have realistic expectations.
Continued motivation is the key to achieving your goals. If you set the bar too high, then you also set yourself up for failure, which can be profoundly de-motivating for you.
• Aim realistically, rather than too high. Give yourself a challenge, but not so much of a challenge that you end up setting yourself up for inevitable failure.
• If you plan on setting similar resolutions as last year, consider first and foremost why last year's resolutions failed. If your resolutions didn't work last time, then determine why in order to avoid a repeat performance.

3. Write down your goals.
When you put your resolutions into writing, you make them real. You put your commitment down on paper. Put your goals where you can see them, in written form, so you won't forget what you're setting out to achieve this year. You could even create a vision board or a vision book as a concrete reminder of what you desire to create.

4. Plan out your goals.
Articulating what you intend to achieve this year is a big part of setting resolutions, but planning how to achieve them is a completely different story. Write down a plan for each resolution that you want to achieve rather than simply hoping for the best.

5. Give your goals flexibility.
Not everything is going to work out exactly the way you planned, so be flexible in the goals that you set. Avoid allowing rigid resolutions to throw you off track if something doesn't go quite how you planned it. Try to predict what challenges you may face, and create a Plan B for those challenges if and when they arise.

Bottom Line
You can keep your New Year's resolutions if you do a little bit of planning and preparing ahead of time. Just like any goal setting process, the key is to be realistic about your goals and the challenges you may face in trying to achieve them. The more realistic and flexible you are, the more likely you'll be to achieve your goals.

About the Author:

Ginny Edwards is a certified Christian life and health coach, specializing in empowering her clients to overcome emotional eating, lose weight, and create a life of balance and health. She is known as the "Complete Health Makeover Coach" because of her passion to help her clients radiate excellence in spirit, soul, and body. If you're searching for a way to live in greater health, greater peace and joy, and greater purpose, hang out in Ginny's space. She has articles, tips, products and services that will inspire you to live your best life and be the person you were created and designed to be.

Ginny recently developed an online training program called Think Thin Live Thin, a 16-week intensive guide to renewing your mind and making the internal changes which will enable you to permanently lose weight and be free from emotional eating. Her first ecourse, Thin for Him, chronicles her own journey to freedom from emotional eating. She has lost 50+ lbs and created what she now calls "a radiant life" as a result of experiencing the freedom that comes with shifting your mindset from one of a fat, stressed out person to one of a thin, peace-filled person.

Learn more about Ginny at

   From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 12/20/11 - "Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier (#14 in a Series of 24)":

  Some of these ideas are really good.

A tip for holiday packing. Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel!

   EXCELLENT! Thank you so much, Eva - I do love clever tips!



7. - Touchdown Potato Pizzas - "These yummy mini potato-crust pizzas will score you big entertaining points whenever you serve them. Imagine the reaction when you pass around a platter of these awesome Touchdown Potato Pizza appetizers."

8. - Éclair Cake - "Éclairs always look so beautiful in pastry shop windows. And they look like they'd be pretty complicated to make, too. Fortunately, one of our viewers shared a secret with us about how to get those same tastes in a light cake. Give it a whirl!"

9. - Peach Coffee Cake - "Wanna show them some real Southern hospitality? The next time friends come over for dessert, serve some Peach Coffee Cake with a tall glass of refreshing iced tea."

   Remember what I told you back on 12/18/11:

       From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - um, a long, long time ago... "Chocolate Éclair Cake":  

   Seriously, Cheryl's cake is better than Mr. Food's version.  It's the chocolate glaze that makes this cake so special - and it just doesn't come out of a can!


1 box graham crackers
2 (3-oz.) pkgs. instant French Vanilla pudding
9-oz. Cool Whip
3 cups milk
Butter a 9"x13" pan.  Line bottom of pan with graham crackers.  Mix milk and pudding together, then fold in whipped topping.  Spread half of filling on crackers, add another layer of crackers, then the rest of the filling mixture.  Top with a layer of crackers.


Bring to boil, cook one minute, and remove from heat:
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
Add to mixture:
1/4 (1/2 stick) butter (NOT margarine!)
1 tsp. vanilla
Pour over cake.  Chill.


From - 01/02/12:

Q: What does every woman call an intelligent, attractive, caring, loving and sensitive man?

A: A dream.

1. Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 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. 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.

3. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 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.

4. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at 

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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   Happy New Year, Everyone! Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol





Forgotten Dreams

Recorded by Leroy Anderson (29 June 1908 – 18 May 1975), 1954

"Forgotten Dreams" midi (recorded by Leroy Anderson) (sequenced by Ted Keener)
courtesy of (2001) - 12/22/04

"Fly Baby and Bunny" and "Fairy with Gold Bar" clip art courtesy of - 12/31/04

Mauve Flower Line clip art courtesy of - 10/04/04

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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