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01/17/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Yearbook Photo

The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past,
your future, the arms of love gather you together.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929
(29 June 1900 - 31 July 1944)

Translated from French by Curtis Cate
(22 May 1924 - 16 Nov 2006)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We interrupt our annual observance of    Benjamin's Franklin's Birthday (it's his 306th) to bring you Something Too Perfect to Postpone (no midi file attached, but great bonus video!):

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 01/16/12, 6:23 PM - "Yearbook Photo NNHS":

Hi there.

I have not posted in a while but when I found this song, I thought everyone would like it.

Richard - Yearbook Photo - Hayley Westenra, 2008

   WOWZERONI! I know that I certainly like it! Thank you so very much, Dicky!

HOMEWORK (still in effect...):


    Happy Birthday today to   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND    F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

23 -     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

  Hit # 112,500 was made on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 8:28 AM by    Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA.

   Thanks, Shirley!


January 16, 1944 - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied invasion force in London.

January 16, 1945 - Adolf Hitler moved into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.


January 17, 1941 - Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-Shek opened fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.

January 17, 1945 - Soviet forces captured the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.

January 17, 1945 - The Nazis began the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces closed in.

January 17, 1945 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody.


Tuesday, January 16, 1962 - Politician Joel Fitzgibbon was born in Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, January 16, 1962 - Actor Denis O'Hare was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tuesday, January 16, 1962 - Musician Paul Webb (Talk Talk, .O.rang) was born in Essex, England.

Tuesday, January 16, 1962 - Photographer Frank Hurley, OBE (b. 15 October 1885 in Glebe, Sydney, Australia) died in Sydney, Australia at the age of 76.

Tuesday, January 16, 1962 - Sculptor Ivan Meštrović [ǐʋan mɛ̂ʃtrɔʋit͡ɕ] (b. 15 Aug 1883 in Vrpolje, Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary [today's Croatia]) died in South Bend, Indiana at the age of 78.


Wednesday, January 17, 1962 - Actor and comedian Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

Wednesday, January 17, 1962 - Journalist and author Sebastian Junger was born in Belmont, Massachusetts.


  From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 01/17/12, 11:23 AM - "    Roger Underwood":

Just in case you did not see this - Not sure what class he was in but he went to NNHS.

Thanks :-) Marty

   Thank you so much, Marty; I had missed the connection.  I was unable to locate a junior or senior portrait of Roger, but the 1963, 1964, and 1965 Anchors place him with your classmates - and so have I.

From Will Moore of VA - 01/16/12, 7:43 AM - "NNHS":


I am so excited to find your site! I just started a blog in November called "Retro Hampton Roads," talking about the things in the area from the 1930s-1980s. I plan to quote your site for an upcoming story on the Blue Star Diner. I was wondering if I could use pictures from your site in this story or any others I may be doing in the future. It's an amazing resource.

Thank you so much!

Will Moore!/RetroHamptonRoads

    I appreciated your note, Will! I believe the only images I used on the Blue Star Diner page which were not snagged from the Daily Press were provided by        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA and Brian Beachum ('72) of VA, so I'm referring your note to them.  I've certainly no objection.

   I'm enjoying your blog!
If you're planning to quote anyone,  Kathy Pilgrim Clark, Class of 1963, died in a fall almost six years ago, and   Joann Stewart moved from TX to Northern VA since that was posted.

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/16/12, 11:36 AM:

Mr. Moore,

I authorize you to use any image contained within
     Carol Buckley Harty's NNHS web site and to which my name is attributed.

David A. Spriggs
Norfolk VA

From Brian Beachum ('72) of VA - 01/16/12, 3:44 PM:

Mr. Moore.

In your blog, you can link to the page with the photo of the Blue Star Diner with a photo credit tag. You cannot show the image alone as the image is copyrighted to my site, and then can be downloaded.

Brian Beachum
Beachum Studios, Inc.

“If you enjoy what you do, you'll never work another day in your life.”

From Will Moore of VA - 01/16/12, 6:15 PM:

Thank you all so much for your assistance!  This blog story is still in the rough stages, so I'm not sure what pictures/links will be included in the final draft, but I will be sure to link the nnhs65 page on the story which contains your link/pictures.  I'm attempting to find contact information for Belleview Diners to get an update on the situation.  I'll be sure to let you know when I post it.
Thanks again,

   Thanks, Will - we'll look forward to it - and thank you, David and Brian!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/15/12 - "Dog trying to get a 'stranger' to play with him...":

Dog trying to get a 'stranger' to play with him...

The guy sitting on the park bench just won't throw the stick for the dog to fetch...

   WILD GIGGLES! Some people, I tell you! Maybe this poor puppy dog can't see any better than I can! Thanks, Dools!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/15/12 - "Wonder Woman":

As we grow older
I am a wonder woman
I wonder where I left my keys
I wonder how I put on weight
I wonder where my money went
I wonder where I put my phone
I often wonder why I wonder

    Oh, how sadly true! Thanks again, Dools!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 01/16/12 - "Holy Prostitutes":

Holy Prostitutes

A man is driving down a deserted stretch of highway in KENTUCKY when he notices a sign out of the corner of his eye.

It reads:


He thinks this is a figment of his imagination and drives on....

Soon he sees another sign which reads:


Suddenly he begins to realize that these signs are for real and drives past a third sign saying:


His curiosity gets the best of him and he pulls into the drive...

On the far side of the parking lot is a stone building with a small sign next to the door reading:


He climbs the steps and rings the bell. The door is answered by a nun in a long black habit who asks, 'What may we do for you my son?'

He answers, 'I saw your signs along the highway and was interested in possibly doing business.... ..'

'Very well my son. Please follow me.'

He is led through many winding passages and is soon quite disoriented. The nun stops at a closed door and tells the man, 'Please knock on this door.'

He does so and another nun in a long habit, holding a tin cup answers the door. This nun instructs, 'Please place $100 in the cup then go through the large wooden door at the end of the hallway.'

He puts $100 in the cup, eagerly trots down the hall and slips through the door pulling it shut behind him.

The door locks, and he finds himself back in the parking lot facing another sign:


     Thanks, Norris Sweetie!

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

  Some of these ideas are really good.

Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.

   EXCELLENT! Thank you so much, Eva - I've really appreciated these - and I used this particular one this year!



From - 01/16/12:

Before going to Europe on business, a man drives his Rolls-Royce to a downtown New York City bank and asks for an immediate loan of $5,000. The loan officer, taken aback, requests collateral.

"Well then, here are the keys to my Rolls-Royce," the man says.

The loan officer promptly has the car driven into the bank's underground parking for safe keeping and gives the man the $5,000. Two weeks later, the man walks through the bank's doors and asks to settle up his loan and get his car back.

"That will be $5,000 in principal, and $15.40 in interest," the loan officer says. The man writes out a check and starts to walk away.

"Wait, sir," the loan officer says. "You are a millionaire. Why in the world would you need to borrow $5,000?"

The man smiles, "Where else could I find a safer place to park my Rolls-Royce in Manhattan for two weeks and pay only $15.40?" 


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

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


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                          Love to all, Carol





Yearbook Photo

Recorded by Hayley Westenra (b. 10 Apr 1987), 2008

When the world gets me down I find myself
Reaching for that old leather-bound book
And there he smiles the gentle smile I know so well
And I am back where I used to be

Couldn't speak when I saw you in town
I picked you out easily from the crowd
A mirror image of your high school photograph
You took me back where we used to be

So won't you be my distant guiding star
I seem to lose my way among the crowd
Once in a while, in a little while
Come light my way from where you are

Willows spoke, willows swayed to and from
As we walked hand in hand by the riverflow
But now the views have changed that I used to know so well
Can't take me back where we used to be

So won't you be my distant guiding star
I seem to lose my way among the crowd
Once in a while, in a little while
Come light my way from where you are

Come light my way from where you are

"Yearbook Photo" theme suggested by and lyrics courtesy of Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 01/16/12
Thanks, Dicky!

Yearbook Photo Image courtesy of - 01/17/12
(Y'all didn't really think I was gonna use ones from our own Anchors, didja?!?  MWUHAHAHA!)

Painting of Benjamin Franklin courtesy of - 01/09/06

Etching of Benjamin Franklin courtesy of - 01/09/06

Line 256 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/19/11

Benjamin Franklin Autograph used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 01/09/06

Quill Pen Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/14/04

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

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!!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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