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02/06/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
J. E. B. Stuart's 176th Birthday

"I would rather be a private in Virginia's army than a general
in any army that was going to coerce her."

- Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown Stuart, C. S. A.
(06 Feb 1833 - 12 May 1864)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Because I adore Jeb Stuart so, today's theme repeats each year:

BONUS - - Jine the Cavalry - 2nd South Carolina String Band



     Happy Birthday today to    Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

08 - Bob Hines ('66) of VA;
09 -
  Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND    
the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;

10 -   Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA  AND     Norman Covert ('61) of MD  AND Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA  AND  Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99)  AND   Mike Miller ('65) of NC;
11 -
  Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA;
12 - Jon Pearl ('57);
13 -
     Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 02/04/09 - "Wise Words of Thomas Jefferson":

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."         

Thomas Jefferson

   Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/04/09 - "Public Email Address Change":

Hi, Carol:
The Administrators email for Marines-Together We Served are being merged to collaborate with the other websites, such as Army-Together We Served.
So I have a new Public Email Address for publication at your website.
It is:
Thank you, Carol.
It was sure nice to hear from          Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of TX). He will do very well as a Commissioned Officer.
I placed a photo of your late father       (Robert Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) into his Profile at Army-Together We Served and placed a couple of Ribbons that I know he received as well. You have not had time to work on it, so I crawled under the wire and helped.
Joe Madagan

   Thank you so much, Major Madagan! It's true, my time has been a bit crazy as of late (I'm still backed-up into October!), so I greatly appreciate your doing that for me! And I changed your listing:

      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA -  02/04/09 - "The Star Spangled Banner":

I am always annoyed when a person decides to sing The Star Spangled Banner using their own phrasing and alterations to the music.  I always felt the work stood on its own merit.  Take a moment and listen to what a few well-trained, and young, voices are able to do in this performance. - The Cactus Cuties sing The National Anthem Old Video:

The Cactus Cuties,, range in age from 8 to 13. The group is named for the Cactus Theater in Lubbock, Texas and they are coached by Cami Caldwell.

   Thanks, Dave! This video is a couple of years old, but it doesn't get much better than this!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/05/09 - "Chamberlin Menu 4 December 1919":

If you happened to be staying at the Chamberlin Hotel on the
4th of December 1919, here is what you could expect to be served
for dinner.

The Chamberlin web site indicates that they are open
to the public for Sunday Brunch.

What a treasure this is!

Thursday, December 4, 1919

   I posted it on Our Old Stomping Grounds:


   Congratulations, Captain - and thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/05/09 - "cool site":

This is real nice.....!! Just put your mouse on a city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines pop up........ Double click and the page gets larger.......

Also, if you look at the European papers, the far left side of Germany will pop up as The Stars &Stripes (European edition, Middle East, Asia etc). AND, this site changes everyday with the publication of new editions of the paper.....

   OH, WOW! This is waay cool - and fun, too! Thanks, Billy!

From - 02/04/09 - "Avoiding Negative People":

Positive Thinking - How to Never Let Negative People Bring You Down
By Hale Dwoskin, Jan. 28, 2009

Hale Dwoskin, Featured Teacher in "The Secret" and author of the New York Times best seller "The Sedona Method," reveals how people can avoid ever letting another negative person bring them down in their job, relationships or any aspect of life.

An excellent New Year's resolution people can make this year -- one that will serve them well emotionally for their entire life -- is to not let others bring them down.

The negative person type is often characterized as those who complain about anything and everything, and have a knack for telling people exactly what's wrong with them and their life.

People who exude negative energy such as this can be a major risk for other people's well-being. If people are not careful, the negative individual's pessimism may begin to rub off on them, or make them doubt their instincts or path in life.

At the most basic level, people can stop a negative person from bringing them down simply by not being around them. As soon as they start droning on about the bad things in life, they can just leave. Of course, this isn't always an option, particularly if the negative person is someone they work with, live with or must see often. So a backup plan is necessary -- one that will work every time, no matter what.

Positive people should make it a point to stay positive, and it is their right to stay that way. If someone begins to bring a person down, here's how to circumvent it:

Step away from their negativity. One way to do this is to imagine taking a pair of scissors and cutting the cord linked to the negative person. Using this visualization technique, someone's negative thoughts cannot interfere with another person's positive ones.

People can also find something to love about the negative individual. Nothing squelches negativity faster than love, so they should find something positive about the individual, even in the midst of that individual's complaining. When a person shares that positive something with the negative person, they may even see that negative person's frown turned upside down.

Another tactic people can do is to make themselves open and transparent.

"Allow yourself to feel and be as transparent and as open as possible," says Hale Dwoskin, CEO and director of training of Sedona Training Associates. "What this means is if you are trying to protect yourself or prevent others from pulling you down, you are much more likely to be pulled down."

"However, if you allow yourself to simply open and welcome whatever feelings are brought up while you are around others, you become more transparent and therefore create less ways for people to hook into you and pull you down," he continues.

People need to remember that they can be positive no matter what. "Use The Sedona Method to let go of the belief that others can pull you down," Dwoskin says. "If you believe that someone can pull you down, you make it so. But it doesn't have to be that way."


Author's Bio

Sedona Training Associates is an organization that teaches courses based on the emotional releasing techniques originated by Hale Dwoskin's mentor, Lester Levenson. Dwoskin is an international speaker and featured faculty member at Esalen and the Omega Institute. For over a quarter century, he has regularly been teaching The Sedona Method techniques to individuals and corporations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Visit

Copyright by, Self Improvement Online, Inc.


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/04/09 - "Banned From Wal-Mart":


This is why women should not take men shopping against their will. 

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Wal-Mart. 

Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunately, my wife is like most women - she loved to browse. 

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Wal-Mart: 

Dear Mrs. Samsel, 

Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against Mr. Samsel are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras. 

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking. 

2 . July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals. 

3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom. 

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away.' 

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&M's on layaway. 

6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR'  sign to a carpeted area. 

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department. 

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' 

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose. 

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were. 

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme. 

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels. 

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!' 

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed  'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'  And last, but not least: 

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here!' 

   I feel his pain! As I've said many times before, I myself am a buyer, not a shopper!
Thanks, Joyce!


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1. April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 - Class of 1954 will hold their 55th-Year Reunion. For details contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

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

                                  Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Jine the Cavalry!

We're the boys who went around McClellian,
Went around McClellian, went around around McClellian!
We're the boys who went around McClellian,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!

If you want to have a good time, jine the cavalry!
Jine the cavalry! Jine the cavalry!
If you want to catch the Devil, if you want to have fun,
If you want to smell Hell, jine the cavalry!

We're the boys who crossed the Potomicum,
Crossed the Potomicum, crossed the Potomicum!
We're the boys who crossed the Potomicum,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


Then we went into Pennsylvania,
Into Pennsylvania, into Pennsylvania!
Then we went into Pennsylvania,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


The big fat Dutch gals hand around the breadium,
Hand around the breadium, hand around the breadium!
The big fat Dutch gals hand around the breadium,
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


Ol' Joe Hooker, won't you come out of The Wilderness?
Come out of The Wilderness, come out of The Wilderness?
Ol' Joe Hooker, won't you come out of The Wilderness?
Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!


"Jine the Cavalry" midi courtesy of
and extracted by my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 01/18/05
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Jine the Cavalry" lyrics courtesy of - 01/17/05

First J. E. B. Stuart Image courtesy of - 01/18/05 (re-saved 02/06/09)

Second J. E. B. Stuart Image courtesy of - 12/11/02 (re-saved 02/06/09)

Large Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 01/18/05 (re-saved 02/06/09)

Small Confederate Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/31/06 (re-saved 02/06/09)

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

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks again, Al!

Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (still missing...)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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

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

 Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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

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