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01/28/12 - NNHS Newsletter - The Maelstrom

One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all.”

- Harold Pinter
(10 Oct 1930 - 24 Dec 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I "chanced" across this song yesterday and thought I'd share it with you today.

BONUS - - The Maelstrom - composed by Robert W. Smith


Robert W. Smith is an American composer, arranger, and teacher.

Smith was born in the small town of Daleville, Alabama on October 24, 1958.[citation needed] He attended high school in Dadeville, after which he left for Troy State University, where he played lead trumpet in the Sound of the South Marching Band.[citation needed] While at Troy, he studied composition with Dr. Paul Yoder...

Currently, Smith has over 600 published works, including three symphonies...


     Happy Birthday today to Courtney Russ ('57) AND      Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND    Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND My Granddaughter,   Becca Harty of IL!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -  Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN;

31 - Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;

01 -     Paul Dobie ('66) of CO;

02 - Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late    Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05) AND John Patterson ('59) of TN AND    Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC;

03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57);

04 -       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND the late   Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06)!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


January 28, 1945 - Supplies began to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.


Sunday, January 28, 1962 - Actor Keith Hamilton Cobb was born in North Tarrytown, New York.

Sunday, January 28, 1962 - Televangelist Creflo Dollar was born.

Sunday, January 28, 1962 - Singer Sam Phillips was born Leslie Ann Phillips in Glendale, California.

    From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 01/27/12, 3:44 PM - "Your Loss":

Carol and Paul,

Please accept my sincere condolences. The loss of a loved one is always difficult but our Lord sustains us in all our sorrow.

I know you will draw comfort from each other and from your faith.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless.


   Thank you so very much, Joe Sweetie!        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) and I both really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/27/12, 4:18 PM - "Sad Report":

I send my sincere condolences to Paul, and you, on the passing of his stepmother. I was raised by a stepfather < and my mother> that I still hold in the highest regard.
It is my wish that the sadness of such a loss will soon pass and be replaced with fond memories.
Take Care,

   Thank you so much for your kind words, Wayne Honey! While     Lavern (Simmers Schrader Harty) didn't raise Paul, she's been a close member of our family since 1977, and we both feel that loss very deeply.

  From Brenda Shepard McCoy of VA ('67) - 01/27/12, 6:14 PM - "Go Rest High On That Mountain":

Thanks, Carol, for the Vince Gill, "Go Rest High On That Mountain."  It was played at my father's service when he passed away; so beautiful.    

Brenda McCoy 67'

   Thank you so much, Brenda!   Apparently I was living in a Dixie Cup during the nineties, as I had never heard the song before yesterday morning. The timing of my "chance encounter" was too powerful for me to ignore. It touched me very deeply; I'm glad you enjoyed it, too.

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 01/27/12 - "Small request by Friday":

Saturday, February 4, 2012 is World Cancer Day - I'd appreciate it if you would forward this request. 

Friday is world cancer day - we'd appreciate it if you will forward this request.

  Sadly 93% won't forward.
A small request…  Just one line.

Dear God, I pray for a cure for cancer.  Amen.

All you are invited to do is keep this circulating, even if it's only to one more person.
In memory of anyone you know who has been struck down by cancer, or is still living with it.

A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle…
Please Keep This Candle Going!


   Certainly, Norris Sweetie! Thank you!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/27/12 - "Golf..":

Even if you are not a golfer, you owe it to yourself to watch this. Certainly a different perspective on professional sports.


   Thank you, David! In looking for a copy of the PowerPoint show you sent me that I could use for the Newsletter, I found several which characterized it as humor. I thought it was too painfully true to be funny, but it was certainly interesting!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/17/12 - "Bent Humor (#7 in a Series of 13)":


Carol, check this one out.  Funny.


What artists do if given wire and household objects and too much time on their hands!  

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/26/12 - "Smile (#2 in a Series of 13)!!":



   MORE WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!


From - 01/26/12:

A  Denver weatherman reported one day, Expect 10 to 12 inches of snow tonight, so park on the right side of the road so we can plow the left side.

Willie’s wife ran out and parked on the right side.

The next week the forecast called for another 10 to 12 inches of snow, but this time he said park on the left side. So Willie’s wife ran out and parked the car on the left side of the road.

The following week he said, 16 inches of snow expected, park... and the lights went out and all our power was lost.

Willie’s wife said, My goodness, now I don’t know where to park the car.

“Why don’t you just leave it in the garage!” Willie said.      


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

                          Love to all, Carol





The Maelstrom

Composed by Robert_W._Smith (b. 24 Oct 1958)

"The Maelstrom" midi (sequenced by Bob Sorem) courtesy of - 01/28/12

Patrick Smith's Image of Kauai, Hawaii Maelstrom courtesy of - 01/28/12

Divider Line 111 clip art courtesy of - 03/28/10

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

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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

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