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02/10/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Leontyne Price's 85th Birthday

“For a long time the only time I felt beautiful -- in the sense of being
complete as a woman, as a human being -- was when I was singing.”

- Leontyne Price
(b. 10 Feb 1927)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Celebrity Birthday Celebration is being revisited from 2009.  I personally believe that people who are not fond of the opera simply have not taken enough time and care and/or been exposed it in the proper setting.  I realize that this may not be a very commonly held opinion.....

   A midi of "O Patria Mia", arguably a signature song for the great Leontyne Price, wasn't readily available, so I chose to attach the Triumphant March from Aida (which is probably more widely recognized anyway) instead.

BONUS #1 - - Leontyne Price - "O Patria Mia" from Verdi's Aida

BONUS #2 - - Interactive Sheet Music - "O Patria Mia" from Verdi's Aida

BONUS #3 - - GIGGLES!!! Having had similar nightmares myself, I feel her pain!

BONUS #4 - - Leontyne Price - "Summertime" from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" - at the Jimmy Carter White House, October 8, 1978



  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 02/09/12, 7:22 PM - "RE: Death":


Thank you for your note.  I should have told you yesterday that (my daughter) Susan's obit and picture will be in Sunday's (Feb. 12) Daily Press.  Just really do not know what I am doing right now.    


   Thank you for the heads-up, Elizabeth. Once again you have my deepest sympathy. I cannot even conceive of the pain you must be enduring at this time.


    Happy Birthday today to   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!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:  

12 - Jon Pearl ('57);

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

14 -      Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND to my niece,        Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


February 10, 1940 - The Soviet Union began mass deportations of Polish citizens from occupied eastern Poland to Siberia.

February 10, 1942 - Japanese submarine bombarded Midway Atoll.

February 10, 1943 - Attempting to completely lift the Siege of Leningrad, the Soviet Red Army engaged German troops and Spanish volunteers in the Battle of Krasny Bor.


Saturday, February 10, 1962 - Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers was exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

Saturday, February 10, 1962 - Bass player Cliff Burton (Metallica) was born in Castro Valley, California. Arguably one of the best bass players, ever, he was killed when he was only 24 on 27 Sept 1986 when the band's tour bus over-turned in rural southern (Ljungby Municipality) Sweden.

Saturday, February 10, 1962 - Boxer Bobby Czyz ("Matinee Idol") was born in Orange, New Jersey. Czyz was a member of the United States amateur boxing team whose other members died in the LOT Polish Airlines plane crash in Poland in 1980. Because of an auto accident one week before the fatal trip, Czyz was not on the plane.

Saturday, February 10, 1962 - Singer and songwriter Piero Pelù (Litfiba) was born in Florence, Italy.

Saturday, February 10, 1962 - Ice hockey player Randy Velischek was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 02/09/12 - "RE: Happy Birthday, Janice!":

Awwww.....thank you, Carol!  

Can you believe how old we're getting??????.....on a good note though, Medicare has kicked in and I don't have to pay so much for health insurance premiums!!!!

Love to you and Paul....Janice

   Well, there HAS to be SOME advantage to aging, right?!? Have fun, Janice!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/09/12 - "RE: Determining Product Origins by Bar Code":

My hopes have been shattered!! If only it was that simple<bar code identifies country of origin>!!

Country Code

Claim:   The first three digits of a bar code indicate a product's country of origin.

Examples:   [Collected via e-mail, October 2008]

If the origin of what you buy is important to you, may I suggest that you write down on a card (the size of your credit card) and keep in your wallet, the following information.

Since no one is willing to share this information , I'm grateful for the person who dug it up, and passed it along. If we don't write it down and keep it, the information will simply blow through our brains, doing NO good.

Up to YOU:

The whole world is concerned about China made 'black hearted goods'. Can you differentiate which one is made in Canada, Philippines, Taiwan or China?

The first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code wherein the product was made.

Sample: All barcodes that start at 690 - 695 are all MADE IN CHINA. 471 is Made in Taiwan

Government and related departments won't educate the public. Therefore, we have to educate ourselves.

Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products 'Made in China', so they don't show from which country it is made.

However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits are: 690-695 then it is Made in China.


00 ~ 13 USA & CANADA
30 ~ 37 FRANCE
40 ~ 44 GERMANY
49 ~ JAPAN
50 ~ UK
57 ~ Denmark
64 ~ Finland
76 ~ Switzerland and Lienchtenstein
471 ~ Taiwan
480 ~ Philippines
628 ~ Saudi-Arabien
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
690 ~ 695 China
740 ~ 745 Central America

Please spread this to everyone

Origins:   In the wake of 2008 product scares involving melamine-tainted pet foods, lead-tainted toys, and melamine-tainted milk products, all originating in China, consumers have understandably become more apprehensive about the places of origin of the products they buy. The item reproduced above is a reflection of those fears, a message that purportedly provides
simple, helpful instructions for determining the country of origin of any product. According to this tip, a glance at the first three digits of a product's bar code will tell you where it was made.

Unfortunately, determination of product origins isn't quite as cut and dried as it's been made to sound here. The UPC-A bar code and its cousin, the European Article Number (EAN) bar code, incorporate two- or three-digit country codes, but what those country codes indicate is the country or economic region where a particular bar code was assigned, not necessarily the country where the product identified by that bar code originated:
Q: Does the EAN number indicate the country of origin of a product?

A: No it doesn't. The 3-digit prefix code indicates which numbering organization has allocated the bank of numbers to the company. For example, a company may have its headquarters in South Africa. The EAN organization in South Africa has the code "600," but all the products of the company may be manufactured in England. The English-made products would still have the "600" prefix code. The prefix code is a way to have 70-plus EAN member organizations issuing numbers without having to worry about duplicate numbers.
For example, if a Mexican company imported fruit from Guatemala, then packed and shipped that fruit to the United States, the country code portion of the final product's bar code would likely indicate an origin of Mexico rather than Guatemala. It may be the case that in some parts of the world there is a fair degree of correlation between assignment of bar codes and product origins (i.e., in some countries the preponderance of bar code assignments may apply to domestic products), but for surefire product origin identification consumers must rely upon other methods. In determining the country of origin of a product sold in the U.S., consumers should still look for "Made in [country name]" labels on the packaging.

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   RATSARONI! It would all have been so easy, too! Well, thanks so much for letting us know, Wayne Honey!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/09/12, 2:26 AM - "Important Health Information....." AND    From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 02/09/12, 7:16 PM - "Coconut oil & Alzheimer's - video":

This one is worth watching:

Some great information in this video.

Passed to you from Alvin Mizelle ('54).

   Thank you so much for this very encouraging information, Gentlemen! Don't forget to continue taking 1000 mg. fish oil capsules (two in the morning and two more at bedtime) and keep this dreadful debilitating illness away!

    From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 02/09/12 - "A card for you!":

Tough times never last, tough people do.My Friend!

Thought For The Day
"GOOD looks catch the eye but a GOOD personality catches the heart.
You're blessed with both!

It's "Friends Day" - Send this to all your good friends - even me, if I am one of them.
See how many you get back. If you get more than 3, you are really a lovable person.
.................... I am waiting.

I said, "I'm waiting!

   Then wait no longer!

   Herein we're sending this to about 650 of our closest friends - including you, because you are certainly one of them! Thanks so much, Stacy!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/09/12 - "WWII is being told at the nursing homes - and published....":

   This is fabulous news, Dools - and an idea long overdue! Thank you so much for sharing this!

         My daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960) died only fifteen tears after the war's end, but here is one of his stories of that time:

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 02/09/12 - "Turkey and Coke on a Monday Morning":

Wild Turkey and Coke On A Monday Morning

I had to go to Harrison this morning and saw this Coke truck sitting on the side of the road. When I got close to it I could see what was wrong and turned around to go make sure the driver was OK; he was fine. I told him he should get a medal for keeping the truck in the road and not having a major accident. You’ll see why in one of the pictures.

I guess he wanted a little Wild Turkey with his Coke this morning.


   WOWZERONI-YOWZERONI! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!

   From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 02/09/12 - "Another - Where is the cat??????":

  On this one, you have to find it for yourself – there is no link for the answer –

I was able to spot it in a minute or two. 


Once you find the cat, send this puzzle along to annoy your friends!!!!

Do not forward this until you find the cat!!!! I promise you it is definitely there.

Do not share this photo unless you find the cat ..... where is the cat?
PLEASE... don't post the answer!


   NO CHEATING?!? If I could have found a WAY to cheat, I might have been tempted to do so, because I've looked at this image six ways from Tuesday for at least five minutes, and can spot NO cat!

   There are probably several reasons for this. Firstly, this much chaos always discombobulates my mind and I simply cannot cope with it. Secondly, I keep worrying about a poor little kitty cat being trapped and trampled under all this debris. Thirdly, thick glasses or no thick glasses, there is the fact that I am probably as blind a person walking around without a white cane and a big dog as you are ever likely to encounter.

   Obviously, I struck out, but I'm including it for the benefit of all you National Smart People. Thanks, Eva!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/09/12 - "Group travel":

We all need to laugh constantly, so play all three of these videos. Each one is very short (about 30 seconds). 


      Thanks again, Dools! These are delightful!

VALENTINE CROCHET BONUS: - The Love Nest - "Two cute and very loving robins, sitting in their nest – feeling blessed. A heart-shaped tail and a loving look in their eyes."

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/26/12 - "Smile (#11 in a Series of 13)!!":



   MORE WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/06/12 - "Just a Few Laughs (#3 in a Series of 11)":


Some of these might fit into the newsletter.


    What if we couldn’t laugh?????

   Just Laughs………… 

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!



From - 02/09/12:

Father Murphy walked into a pub in Donegal, and said to the first man he meets, "Do you want to go to heaven?"

The man said, "I do, Father."

The priest said, "Then leave this pub right now!" and approached a second man. "Do you want to got to heaven?"

"Certainly, Father," was the man's reply.

"Then leave this den of Satan," said the priest, as he walked up to O'Toole.

"Do you want to go to heaven?"

"No, I don't Father," O'Toole replied.

The priest looked him right in the eye, and said, "You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?"

O'Toole smiled, "Oh, when I die, yes, Father. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now." 


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Wednesday, April 11, 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.

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 02/08/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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                          Love to all, Carol





O Patria Mia

- from Act III of the Italian opera, Aïda by Giuseppe Verdi
  Libretto by
Antonio Ghislanzoni

Qui Radamès verrà!
Che vorrà dirmi?  Io tremo!
Ah! se tu vieni a recarmi, o crudel,
L'ultimo addio,
del Nilo i cupi vortici
Mi daran tomba e pace forse,
e pace forse e oblio.
Oh patria mia, mai più ti rivedrò!
Mai più! mai più ti rivedrò!
O cieli azzurri o dolci aure native
Dove sereno il mio mattin brillò
O verdi colli o profumate rive
O patria mia, mai più ti rivedrò!
Mai più! no, no, mai più, mai più!
O fresche valli, o queto asil beato
Che un di promesso dall'amor mi fu
Or che d'amore il sogno è dileguato
O patria mia, non ti vedrò mai più.
Oh patria mia, mai più ti rivedrò!
Radames will come here!
What will he want to say to me? I tremble!
Ah! If you come to bring me, cruel one,
your last farewell,
the dark whirlpools of the Nile
will give me a tomb, and perhaps peace,
and perhaps peace and oblivion.

O my country, never more will I see you!
Never more, never more will I see you!
O blue skies, O sweet native breezes,
where the morning of my life shone peacefully,

O green hills, O fragrant river-banks,
O my country, never more will I see you!
Never more! no, no, never more!
O cool valleys, O calm refuge
which one day was promised to me by love,

Now that the dream of love has vanished,
O my country, I will see you never more.
O my country, never more will I see you!

Midi of Verdi's Triumphant March (Aida) courtesy of  - 02/08/09

Lyrics of "O Patria Mia" with English translation by Rebecca Burstein (
courtesy of - 02/10/09

First (AP) Leontyne Price Image (during rehearsals for Aida at the Staatsoper in Vienna, Austria - 05/24/58) courtesy
- 02/09/09

Second Leontyne Price Image courtesy of - 02/09/09

Star Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/09/09

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 and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

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!

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of - 09/25/07

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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