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01/30/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Wherever You Will Go

“... Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee:
for whither thou goest, I will go...”

- Ruth 1:16

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   The midi on today's Newsletter (being revisited from 2009) is probably a karaoke version rather than the full score, but I rather like it anyway. I do really like those adorable little animated bunny rabbits that   Al Farber ('64) of GA sent me nearly five years ago.  Thanks again, Al!

BONUS - - Wherever You Will Go - The Calling - Acoustic, Live in Italy


"Wherever You Will Go" is the title of a song written and recorded by American alternative rock band The Calling. It was released in June 2001 as the first single of their debut album Camino Palmero. It remains their most renowned and their most successful hit, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Adult Top 40 for 23 weeks, setting a record for that chart behind Santana's hit song "Smooth" (lead singer Alex Band would later collaborate with Santana on an alternate version of that band's song "Why Don't You & I").

Songwriter Aaron Kamin told LAUNCH about the background behind the song. "My cousin passed away, and he and his wife had been married for 50 some-odd years, and I was just putting myself in his shoes. Like, losing somebody after, like, 50 years," Kamin said. He went on to refer to the September 11 attacks that occurred only a few months after the song's release and said that the song has "become more relevant in our lives as the world has changed recently. It's been rekindled even more so for us, I think, right about now..."[1]


1.    The Best Student in the Class of 1960, Pete Hoyle of VA - 01/29/12 - "Thanks for the notice (re: Mrs. Ruth B. Smith)":  

Hi Carol --

My brother      Henry Hoyle ('65 - of Northern VA) forwarded me the note about the passing of   Marcia and   Bobbie Smith's mother. Thank you so much for the timely announcement, since I had not yet seen it in the Daily Press. I was able to get to the service this morning. It turns out that Marcia herself has serious health issues and was not able to be there, but I did get to talk briefly with Bobbie Smith Horwitz, who thanked me for attending. So, a special thank-you for making that possible.

Henry has been very faithful about forwarding info to me from the NNHS-'65 Web site when he spots a note that he knows will interest me, but I really ought to get onto your mailing list for myself. If you would be so kind, I'd really like to be included using the e-mail address:

> __________@_____.___


-- Pete, NNHS Class of 1960

   Thanks, Pete! I'm so glad you were able to attend Mrs. Smith's service and visit with Bobbie, but I was troubled to hear of Marcia's condition - especially for her own piece of mind. I've found it much harder to come to terms with a death when I've not been able to attend the funeral, but that may just be a personal problem.....

Welcome aboard
- and thanks, Cousin Henry! 

   I added your name to the Alumni Page for your class when I found your note as I was wandering around the house in the middle of the night.  (I assume by the fact you were able to go to the service, you are still living on the Sacred Soil of Virginia.)  I scanned your senior portrait at a more reasonable hour and added that as well:

  I also added your name to the contact page for the Class of 1960.  If you want your email addy posted there, let me know; otherwise I'll keep it private:

   I also placed your picture and those of your darling brother on your mama's teacher page:



   We're looking forward to your sharing your memories with us, Pete!


    Happy Birthday today to  Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

05 - The late   Dickie Krause ('57(deceased - 12/27/99) AND    Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND      Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA;

06 -     Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA AND    Steve Burns ('65) of MN!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


January 29, 1943 - The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island: U.S. cruiser Chicago was torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.

January 29, 1944 - Approximately 38 men, women, and children died in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.

January 29, 1944 - In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio was destroyed in an air-raid.


January 30, 1933 - Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.

January 30, 1942 - Japanese forces invaded the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.

January 30, 1943 - Second day of the Battle of Rennell Island: The USS Chicago (CA-29) was sunk and a U.S. destroyer was heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes.

January 30, 1944 - The Battle of Cisterna, part of Operation Shingle, began in central Italy.

January 30, 1944 - United States troops landed on Majuro.

January 30, 1945 - The Wilhelm Gustloff, overfilled with refugees, sank in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, leading to the deadliest known maritime disaster, killing approximately 9,400 people.

January 30, 1945 - Raid at Cabanatuan: 126 American Rangers and Filipino resistance liberated 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp.


Monday, January 29, 1962 - Actor Nicholas Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, January 29, 1962 - Violinist Fritz Kreisler (b. 02 Feb 1875 in Vienna, Austria) died in New York City, New York at the age of 86.


Tuesday, January 30, 1962 - King Abdullah II of Jordan (الملك عبد الله الثاني بن الحسين‎) was born in Amman, Jordan.

Tuesday, January 30, 1962 - Physician Manuel de Abreu (b. 04 Jan 1894 in São Paulo, Brazil) died from lung cancer in Rio de Janeiro.

  From Doug Nelson ('64) of VA - 01/28/12 - "        David Spriggs' ('64 - of VA) posting entitled 'Golf...' ":

Dear Carol,

I enjoyed reading the contents found at the link David posted in the latest newsletter. I played a little golf in my college days but stopped soon after. The game was much too frustrating for me. However, I do enjoy following the PGA golf tournaments on TV during the season. I never could explain to myself, much less to anyone else, why I enjoy following golf -- something that many think is boring, boring, boring. This posting helps express it. To me, golf is about people. Some seem quite ordinary, like Woody Austin, Paul Goydos, Jerry Kelly. Paul Goydos once said in an interview something like, "It's a living..." Some have played for many years and have never won a tournament. Some of this group have done amazing things just the same. When they finally win, or come close to winning it can be thrilling. Whoever wins, you are glad for them. If this is too long you need not post it.

Doug Nelson
Dahlgren, VA

   Thanks so much for your note, Doug - it's not too long at all! Besides, it answers a question I have long had: why would ANYBODY watch a golf match?!? I found it akin to watching a blade of grass grow - one step above watching bowling and two steps above those abominable fishing shows, but not by much.

   I have a great new respect for them now, and I appreciate that tremendously!

Hi Carol,

Ha! Glad you got something out of my posting. Originally it was about twice as long. I spent quite some time trying to pare it down.


   Hey again, Doug! Twice as long would have been just fine. Even three times as long would have been okay. Four times as long?? Well, maybe.....

   Seriously, I always appreciate it when people write me original notes with something worthwhile to say - and you certainly broadened my horizons!
Thanks again!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 01/29/12, 7:44 PM - "Sorrow":

Dear Carol and Paul,

I was so sorry to read of the passing of your
   Lavern (Simmers Schrader Harty).

Y'all are in my prayers for peace in your hearts and an easy pace in His foot steps.

Your friend,
Linda May '66

   Thank you so much, Linda May! I have been struggling with her loss far more than I expected. Her swift passing was clearly a blessing, as from all reports, heavy sedation was obviously not sufficient to relieve her pain entirely - and no one deserves that, and certainly not Lavern. Yet I found myself sinking into an unexpected mourning from which I did not seem to be able to extricate myself. I was really worrying about how I would be able to disguise it on Sunday and go on as though nothing were weighing so heavily on my heart. That afternoon when I walked into church, that cloud of doom was lifted and replaced with a feeling of joy, for which I was most grateful. As you know, I lead the congregational singing. After the service, several people stopped me to thank me for my smiling face and happy spirit as we sang. God does indeed move in mysterious ways!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 01/29/12 - "Irish Blessing (I want this back)":

Irish Blessing (I want this back)

Hope all our wishes come true.............................

I'm not taken a chance.

Irish Luck - Remember to send it back!

I want this back. It DOES work.....Someone once said: What goes around comes around..

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening..
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

It's National Friendship Week Send this to everyone you consider A FRIEND.

Pass this on, and brighten some one's day.


I hope it works...

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you;
and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead.

OK, this is what you have to do.... Send this to all of your friends. But - you HAVE to send this within 1 hour from when you open it!

Now......Make a wish!! I hope you made your wish!

Now then, if you send to:

1 person --- your wish will be granted in 1 year
3 people --- 6 months
5 people --- 3 months
6 people --- 1 month
7 people --- 2 weeks
8 people --- 1 week
9 people --- 5 days
10 people --- 3 days
12 people --- 2 days
15 people --- 1 day
20 people --- 3 hours

If you delete this after you read it, you will have 1 year of bad luck!
But, if you send it to 2 of your friends, you will automatically have 3 years good luck!!!

   Thanks, Norris Sweetie! We just sent this to over 650 of our very best friends, and we are going to be THE luckiest people around!

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 01/29/12 - "IDLE THOUGHTS/Puns for educated minds":

I planted some bird seed.  A bird came up.  Now I don't know what to feed it.
I had amnesia once – or twice.
I went to San Francisco .  I found someone's heart.  Now what?
Protons have mass?  I didn't even know they were Catholic.
All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
If the world were a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.
What is a "free" gift?  Aren't all gifts free?
They told me I was gullible and I believed them.
Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up, he'll never be able to merge his car onto the freeway.
Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone.
One nice thing about egotists:  they don't talk about other people.
My weight is perfect for my height – which varies.
I used to be indecisive.  Now I'm not sure.
How can there be self-help "groups"?
If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?
Show me a man with both feet firmly on the ground, and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants off.
Is it me – or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?

Puns for Educated Minds1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye-doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

3. She was only a whisky-maker, but he loved her still.

4. A rubber-band pistol was confiscated from an algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

9. A hole has been found in the nudist-camp wall. The police are looking into it.

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'

13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'

15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

17. A backward poet writes inverse.

18. In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.

19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.

21. A vulture carrying two dead raccoons boards an airplane. The stewardess looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.'

22. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says, 'Dam!'

23. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

24. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says, 'Are you sure?' The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

25. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root-canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

     Thanks, Janice!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 01/29/12 - "God Loves Drunks, Too":

Reminds me of when I was driving from Missouri to NN in Dec 1963 going home for Christmas.  Slid in the snow, off the road on old 60 up into the steps of a house by the road.  I had knocked the mailbox down and it was about 2 o'clock in the am.  After knocking on the door for a while, an old gentleman came to the door dressed in a night gown and sleepying hat.  He asked what in h--- I wanted?  I told him I had knocked down his mailbox and offered to compensate him for the damages. 

He said, "Get your @#$ out of here." 

I did.

Are you a compassionate person? Would you help a person in the middle of the night? Maybe you would respond as the fellow in this story responded. Decide for yourself.


A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.

"Not a chance," says the husband, "it's 3:00 in the morning!"

He slams the door and returns to bed.

"Who was that?" asks his wife.

"Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers.

"Did you help him?" she asks.

"No, I did not, it is 3:00 in the morning and it is pouring rain out there!"

"Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him and you should be ashamed of yourself! God loves drunk people too."

The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain.

He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"

"Yes," comes back the answer.

"Do you still need a push?" calls out the husband.

"Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.

"Where are you?" asks the husband.

"Over here on the swing set," replied the drunk.
Thanks again, Norris Sweetie!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/17/12 - "Bent Humor (#8 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 (#3 in a Series of 13)!!":



   MORE WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!


From - 01/29/12:

Q. Why did the pig cross the road?

A. To prove that he wasn't a chicken.     


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





Wherever You Will Go

- Aaron Kamin
(b. 10 Aug 1977)

Recorded by The Calling, 2001

So lately, I've been wonderin'
Who will be there to take my place
When I'm gone, you'll need love
To light the shadows on your face
If a great wave should fall
It would fall upon us all
And between the sand and stone
Could you make it on your own

If I could, then I would
I'll go wherever you will go
Way up high or down low
I'll go wherever you will go

And maybe, I'll find out
The way to make it back someday
To watch you, to guide you
Through the darkest of your days
If a great wave should fall
It would fall upon us all
Well I hope there's someone out there
Who can bring me back to you


Runaway with my heart
Runaway with my hope
Runaway with my love

I know now, just quite how
My life and love might still go on
In your heart and your mind
I'll stay with you for all of time


If I could turn back time
I'll go wherever you will go
If I could make you mine
I'll go wherever you will go

"Wherever You Will Go" midi courtesy of - 01/30/09

"Wherever You Will Go" lyrics courtesy of - 01/30/09

Animated Cuddling Bunnies clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 04/07/07
Thanks, Al!

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!

Animated Rabbit Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/30/08

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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

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

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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