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02/06/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
J. E. B. Stuart's 179th Birthday

Believe that you can whip the enemy, and you have won half the battle.

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

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Because I so adore Jeb Stuart, 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  
  Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND   Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;

10 -   Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND     Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late   Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA (deceased 02/26/11) AND the late    Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND   Mike Miller ('65) of NC AND   Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;

11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA;

13 -    Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


February 05, 1939 - Generalísimo Francisco Franco became the 68th "Caudillo de España", or Leader of Spain.

February 05, 1941 - The Air Training Corps was formed, from the Air Defense Cadet Corps.

February 05, 1941 - Allied forces began the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.

February 05, 1945 - General Douglas MacArthur returned to Manila.


February 06, 1942 - The United Kingdom declared war on Thailand.


Monday, February 05, 1962 - French President Charles De Gaulle called for Algeria to be granted independence.

Monday, February 05, 1962 - Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Leigh Morrow in Hollywood, California, the daughter of actor Vic Morrow and screenwriter Barbara Turner.

Monday, February 05, 1962 - Composer Jacques Ibert (b. 15 Aug 1890 in Paris, France) died in Paris, France at the age of 71.


Tuesday, February 06, 1962 - Politician Stavros Lambrinidis (Σταύρος Λαμπρινίδης) was born in Athens, Greece.

Tuesday, February 06, 1962 - Singer W. Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) was born William Bruce Rose, Jr. (raised as William Bruce Bailey) in Lafayette, Indiana.

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (newly returned home from a year's deployment to "the lands dark and dusty") - 02/04/12 - "  Joe going on a day trip":

  Here is Joe getting ready to go with one of his friends to go sledding at White Sands National Park up in New Mexico. We haven't gone yet but plan on it soon. Thought you'd like this cute pic!

With love...

   AWWW! He's so cute! Thanks so much, Brent!


     From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 02/04/12 - "Thyroid cancer":

From Alvin Mizelle ('54).

A personal experience of his wife, Jean, and some lessons to be learned.

Just a little more information that may be beneficial.

Jean has a thyroid nodule and went to a surgeon in Norfolk for an exam as recommended by her physician. The surgeon recommended a biopsy even though test results did not prove or disprove that it was cancerous. The biopsy would remove half of the thyroid and if it was cancerous, they would remove the other half. This wasn't something that Jean wanted to go through as it would mean that she would have to be on medication for the rest of her life. She sought another opinion from a physician who concluded that maybe she should have the biopsy. Still not convinced, she went to another physician/holistic doctor who has taught many seminars on thyroid issues. His examination revealed that the nodule was not on the thyroid but next to it. He also concluded that it was not cancerous and could treat her accordingly. Not really knowing what to believe, she agreed to the treatment which was all natural supplements. The nodule shrunk tremendously, to the point where it was hard to detect. She then went back to the second physician for another examination and he said she was fine and gave her another appointment in 6 months. That examination proved to be OK also. Another appointment was set up for 1 year which she just had last week. Still nothing to be concerned about but will be rechecked in another year. It pays to get a second opinion. It may not always prove to be beneficial but it doesn't hurt.
We need to trust our doctor. However, a doctors panel which set out to determine the number 1 cause of death in the US (thinking it was cancer), concluded that it was mainstream medicine; hospitals, doctors and medications. Doctors were the #3 cause which was based on misdiagnosis and improperly prescribed medications. It's scary! We believe that it is important to practice prevention and take charge of our own health. We take no prescription drugs and have had doctors tell us that we are in great shape. Even had one tell me that he needed to come to me for advice. Doctors are great and we desperately need them. However, it is like any other field. You have good ones and bad ones. Hopefully, when and if the time comes that we need medical attention, with God's help we will select the good ones.

Alvin & Jean

   YOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Jack - and Alvin and Jean!   Best wishes!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 02/04/12 - "THIS IS ONE AMAZING U TUBE":

----- AWESOME! 
After you finish wiping your eyes....


This is very moving!

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Sweetie-Pies!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC AND    From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 02/04/12 - "Matchstick Fleet...Some people have a lot more time - and talent - than I do!":

Simply amazing, simply amazing - there are no other words I can offer.
I am sending this to show you what one geezer can do with his free time.  Of course, one has to start when they are around
17 years old. 

   WOWZERONI! That makes my poor eyes ache to even think of it! Thank you, Gentlemen!

From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 02/05/12 - "Name a Singer -- any song":
Name A Singer -- Any Singer
Wait for the images of the artists to appear, click on one you like and you can hear and watch them perform.  You can also type an artist's name in the search box and...

   WOWZERS! How cool is this?!? Thanks so much, Buster!

   From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 02/05/12 - "Picture worth 1000 words":

Picture is precious - and the story behind it we should never forget!

God bless Marine LCPL Carpenter and his family!

  I have to say, to me, this is the most touching, heart wrenching, meaningful photo I have seen.

Meet Landon.

His father, Marine LCPL Andrew Carpenter, gave his life defending our country in Afghanistan on February 19, 2011, three weeks before his son was born.

Baby Landon's mom, Crissie Carpenter of Columbia, TN, wants his story to be known.

Take a moment to share this photo with your friends and reflect on the price of freedom.

Never forget the price of freedom.

     Thank you so very much, Eva!

        From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 02/05/12 - "Ten Thoughts to Ponder":


"A little humor goes a long way!"

Jerry Blanchard (class of 62) of Va.

Ten Thoughts to Ponder

#10 -- Life is sexually transmitted.
#9 -- Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
#8 -- Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.
#7 -- Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.
#6 -- Aristotle Onasis had soooo much money, but he ran out of time!
#5 -- Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospitals, dying of nothing.
#4 -- All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
#3 -- Why does a slight tax increase cost you $800.00, and a substantial tax cut saves you $30.00?
#2 -- In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
The #1 Thought --
Life is like a jar of Jalapeno peppers--what you do today, might burn your a@@ tomorrow.
- - - and as someone recently said to me :
"Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."

     Thanks, Jerry!

  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 02/05/12 - "If GOD intended us to VOTE":

We'd have been given CANDIDATES.

     Thanks, Chuck!

VALENTINE CROCHET BONUS: - Terry Day's Heart Pocket Note Holder

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/17/12 - "Bent Humor (#12 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!

Literary interpretations

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/26/12 - "Smile (#7 in a Series of 13)!!":



   MORE WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!


From - 02/05/12:

His pediatrician asked six-year-old Johnny, who watched a good many TV commercials, just to make conversation, "Johnny, if you found a couple of dollars and had to spend them, what would you buy?”

“A box of Tampax,” he replied without hesitation.

“Tampax?” said the doctor. “What would you do with that?”

“Well,” said Johnny, “I do not know exactly, but it’s sure worth two dollars. With Tampax, it says on TV, you can go swimming, go horseback riding, and also go skating, any time you want to.”


1. 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.

2. Thursday, March 1, 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.

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 10/22/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

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

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

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/01/09

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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