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01/15/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Martin Luther King's 83rd Birthday

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power
to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil
in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(15 Jan 1929 - 04 Apr 1968)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We generally observe this day each year, whether on the holiday, or on Dr. King's Birthday itself: (576 KB WAV version) (silent version)



    Happy Birthday today to Skippy Weitz ('57) AND   Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA

    Happy Birthday this week to:

17 -   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;

18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND    F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!

21 - Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA;

22 -   Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND    Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


January 15, 1943 - The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh began.

January 15, 1943 - The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, was dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.


Monday, January 15, 1962 - The Derveni papyrus, Europe's oldest surviving manuscript dating to 340 BC, was found in northern Greece.

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 01/14/12 - "NNHS Post":

Good Morning Lovely Carol....

Re: Cold War and Civil Defense in Newport News

It has been some time since my last post but now and then I do find myself checking those I help start to see if there are new contributions.

I am gathering information to write a book or books concerning the Cold War and Civil Defense especially during the 1950s-1960s era. One will be aimed toward the Elementary School level while the other for adults. And since Newport News is my hometown as well as being in a strategic area during that time, I will be making references to it often as an example.

That said, I would like to see if anyone would like to help out and contribute anything from memories to mementos... photos or items they wish to donate towards this project? Anything would be greatly appreciated and of course a contribution credit given in the book.

Right now I am working on the CONELRAD portion of Civil Defense. The early Emergency Broadcasting system which was required by law for radio and television broadcasters to participate in and gave instructions to listeners to tune in on the AM radio dial to either the 640 or 1240 frequency. It is quite interesting but became outdated by 1963 when ICBM missiles replaced the old airplane delivered bomb system. You will see radios made between the years 1953-1963 marked with either a triangle or CD marking at these frequencies.

Next will be the missile silos which at one point dotted the Hampton Roads area.

Eric S. Huffstutler
   COOL! Thanks, Eric! Let's see what we hear from the rest of the class!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/14/12 - "Betcha you send this to someone!":

Enjoy, Folks! - With much affection

       Thanks, Joan!

    From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 12/20/11 - "Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier (#23 in a Series of 24)":

  Some of these ideas are really good.

Gutter garden: Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.

   EXCELLENT! Thank you so much, Eva  - I do love clever tips - and I especially like this one!



From - 01/14/12: 
Computers are like air conditioners. They work fine until you start opening windows.

1.Thursday, February 2, 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. 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.

3. Saturday, April 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.

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

  Y'all take good 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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We Shall Overcome

Lyrics derived from Charles Tindley's gospel song "I'll Overcome Some Day" (1900), and opening and closing melody from the
19th-century spiritual "No More Auction Block for Me" (a song that dates to before the Civil War). According to Professor Donnell King of Pellissippi State Technical Community College (in Knoxville, Tenn.), "We Shall Overcome" was adapted from these gospel songs by "Guy Carawan, Candy Carawan, and a couple of other people associated with the Highlander Research and Education Center, currently located near Knoxville, Tennessee. I have in my possession copies of the lyrics that include a brief history of the song, and a notation that royalties from the song go to support the Highlander Center."


We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day


Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome some day

We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand some day

We shall all be free
We shall all be free
We shall all be free some day

We are not afraid
We are not afraid
We are not afraid some day

We are not alone
We are not alone
We are not alone some day

The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around some day

We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day

"We Shall Overcome" midi courtesy of - 01/12/07

"We Shall Overcome" lyrics and history courtesy of - 01/14/06

Animated Title Image of Martin Luther King courtesy of - 01/20/10 (sic)

Chain Link divider line clip art courtesy of - 01/16/05

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

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

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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