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01/18/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Martin Luther King Day

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

- 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 Eileen Rash Vaught ('57)!

    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 AND My Daughter-in-Law,   Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of MA;

25 -     Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


   Hit # 92,500 was made on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 2:01 PM by someone from


January 18, 1941 - British troops launched a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.

January 18, 1943 - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

January 18, 1944 - Soviet forces liberated Leningrad, effectively ending a three year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.

January 18, 1945 - Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.


Monday, January 18, 1965 - Writer and comedian Dave Attell was born in Queens, New York.

  From Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA - 01/17/10 - " NNHS Grad Class of 1942":

Good evening, Carol,

The other day I had an eye appointment and was sitting in the waiting room waiting for my turn. I was sitting beside a gentleman and we started talking and I found out that he graduated from NNHS class of 42. His last name was Williams. I can't remember his first name. He told me he played varsity football. After graduation he said he went into the Marine Corps for three years and was stationed on the battleship Iowa and was in the Pacific Theater during the war. After the war and sometime later he told me he coached football at York High School, varsity and junior varsity, and loved every minute of it. He has been a peninsula resident all his life. He was such a nice fellow. A chance meeting and you find out we went to the same school. Mr. Williams graduated before I was born.
That brief encounter made my day.

I just wanted to share this with you
Robert Fulcher
Class of 1964

   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Robert - what a great story!

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 01/17/10 - "Deer Valley World Cup Event":


I thought perhaps some skiers would like to see how we party in the winter.  These pictures are from the world cup mogul finals last night at Deer Valley Resort.  We had good weather for a change but are going to finally get several large storms starting Monday or Tuesday.  We seriously need the powder.

Saturday, January 16, 2010  

I was there until 2 AM tearing the venue down so our guest could ski the next day.  It was still fun!

Phil Hammond

   WOWZERONI! That's impressive! Thanks, Phil!

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 01/17/10 - "SHOPPING AT COSTCO":


Yesterday I was at my local COSTCO buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Biscuit the Wonder Dog, and was in the checkout line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think I had, an elephant? So since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs  in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. 

(I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's  rear-end and a car hit us both. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Costco won't let me shop there anymore.

Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say. Forward this (especially) to all your retired friends.....  It will be their Laugh for the day.


   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks so much, Al! I love your happy pict-o-grams!

  From Gayle Bridgeman Botelis ('66) of VA - 01/17/10 - "Your Entire Childhood Memories in One E-Mail":

If you can remember most or all of these, Then you have lived!!!!!!!
Pass this on...     Double-dog-dare-ya!

   Thank you, Gayle! We had so much fun remembering all these we posted them on the site a while back so we could return to visit them whenever we were in a nostalgic mood!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 01/05/10 - "This Made My Day" - "#11 in a Series of 12":

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it.

 For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is 
that wrinkles don't hurt....

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Gorgeous!




  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

Thanks, Jane!

From ArcaMax Jokes - 01/17/09:

The Senate

A member of the Senate, known for his hot temper and acid tongue, exploded one day in mid session and began to shout, "Half of this Senate is made up of cowards and corrupt politicians!"

All the other Senators pled to the angry member that he withdraw his statement, or be removed from the remainder of the session. After a long pause, the angry member accepted.

"Ok" he said, "I withdraw what I said. Half of this Senate is NOT made up of cowards and corrupt politicians!"


Good Milk

There once was a 94 year old nun back in the 1890s whose worn out body began to surrender. Her doctor prescribed for her a shot of whiskey three times a day, to relax her. However, not to be lured into worldly pleasures, she huffily declined.

But her mother superior knew the elderly sister loved milk. So she instructed the kitchen to spike the milk three times a day. Eventually, the elderly pious one approached her final hour. As several sisters gathered around her at bedside, the mother superior asked if she wanted to leave them any words of wisdom.

"Oh, yes," she replied. "Never sell that cow!"


1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who fought in WWII
Thanks again, Herbie!

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

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

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!

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