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03/10/18 - NNHS Newsletter
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-
confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.”

 - Douglas MacArthur
(26 Jan 1880 - 05 Apr 1964)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   All this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day, we'll be celebrating with Irish songs.

BONUS #1 - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - Sean McLarsen

BONUS #2 - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - A Capella Women's Choir

BONUS #3 - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - John McDermott


"The song Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms is often used in a famous gag in a number of Warner Brothers cartoons, usually involving a piano or Xylophone rigged to explode when a certain note is played. The hero, typically Bugs Bunny, tries to play the melody line of the song, but always misses the rigged note (C above middle C). The villain or rival, finally exasperated, pushes the hero aside and plays the song himself, striking the correct note and blowing himself up. In one instance, however, the protagonist plays the melody on a xylophone and, upon striking the rigged note, the antagonist explodes in an 'old gag, new twist.' "


 From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 03/07/18, 9:56 AM AND 03/08/18, 8:12 PM - "Death of Don Carroll ('60) of VA":

Good Morning...

I just wanted to let you know that Donald Carroll passed away this morning at The Chesapeake, here in Newport News.

As you know, I work part-time at Peninsula Funeral Home. Don’s wife wanted Carol Brewer Johnson to call me and pass the word on to the class... As you may recall, he was Most Athletic in our Hall of Fame, along with Ruby Phillips. I understand she is not too well either.

I recall he played semi-pro football……..quite an athlete. When I get particulars, I will let you know. His wife is Joyce and she is a real dear……..really good for Don. We would see them from time to time whenever we visited The Chesapeake, as we have close friends who reside there. They are Martha Magann Keesee and her husband Tom. She graduated in 1957 and he in 1954. His father was Dean of Boys, Thomas O. Keesee, as you recall...

Take care, Fred Mays, ‘60

P.S. Hope you and yours are doing well.

Hey, thought I would let you know the arrangements for our classmate, Donald Carroll.

There is a visitation one hour before the funeral. This visitation is at 1100 a.m. on Monday, 03/12/18 at Calvary Baptist Church, downtown N.N., located on Huntington Avenue. The service is at 12:00 noon at the church. Burial is at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Take care, Fred Mays of Newport News, ‘60

   Oh, Fred, I'm so sorry to learn of this, but thank you so much for letting me know! I'll start to work on it now.


   Happy Birthday today to Patrick Burke ('57) AND  Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND  Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND  Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA AND Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

13 -  Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND    My Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL;

14 -  Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA;

15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;

16 -  The late Bill Gross (deceased 22 Mar 2014) AND  Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC;

17 -  Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


   Hit # 167,000 was made by an unknown user sometime in January 2018 when I wasn't paying attention.
   Hit # 167,500 was made by an unknown user sometime in February 2018 when I wasn't paying attention.
   Hit # 168,000 was made by an unknown user sometime in March 2018 when I wasn't paying attention.


March 10, 1944 - Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation was established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.

March 10, 1945 - The U.S. Army Air Force firebombed Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm killed more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.


Saturday, March 10, 1968 - Vietnam War: Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding on the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that war.

Saturday, March 10, 1968 - Lawyer and academic Thio Li-ann (张黎衍) was born in Singapore.

Saturday, March 10, 1968 - Footballer and coach Pavel Srníček was born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. "He suffered a cardiac arrest while out jogging on 20 December 2015, and was put into an induced coma at a hospital in his native Ostrava.[45] He died nine days later, when his life support was turned off due to irreversible brain damage.[46]

“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life - happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else.”

- Peyton Conway March
(27 Dec 1864 - 13 Apr 19

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/10/18:

   Thank you, Joan!


   Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 11, 2018 and ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 4, 2018.


     Pictures for the NNHS Class of 1965 Gallery - D-E complete at last!

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 03/08/18:


Thanks, Cheryl!


 From Paul's Nephew, Will, of MO - 03/08/18:


Thanks, Will!


From My Friend, Holly, of MO - 03/08/15 - "Rice Crispy Treats":

I made the best rice crispy treats:

1. Melt 1-1/2 sticks of butter in large pan.
2. Add 2 bags of marshmallows (mini or regular).
3. When the mixture is melted and well mixed, add 10 cups of cereal and mix together.
4. Add 1 bag of mini marshmallows, mix until evenly distributed, not melted down all of the way.
5. Press into a well greased 13x9 pan and let cool.

Makes 12 huge servings or 24 normal servings
These are so good. They are thick, chewy, and have lots of marshmallowy goodness.

   YUMMY! Thank you, Holly!

“Modern dancing is old fashioned.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/12/18 - "ONE WORD ESSAYS ... Beautiful!" (#20 in a Series of 26):

  May your troubles be less...

May your blessings be more...

May nothing but happiness come through your door.

   Thank you, Wayne!



The Crochet Charm - Spiral Flower Pattern


Mareva Lynde's Charming Cowl - "Simply knit this easy cowl as a flat piece and then sew up the back seam. An attractive alternative to the usual scarf, it will keep you warm whether wearing a coat or working inside with the thermostat set low."


Pampered Chef's Charming Cookies - "Discover our Charming Cookies and other top Quick Tips recipes at"



From - 03/09/18:

Paddy was coming back from his holiday in America. As he came through Customs, he had two sacks over his shoulders. The Customs officer asked him he had in the sacks. Paddy replied mobile phones.

The customs officer didn't believe him, and asked to be shown. Paddy opened each sack, and sure enough each contained quite a few phones.

"What are you going to do with all these phones?" asked the officer.

"Oh, they are not for me. My friend, who is a musical director, knew I was going over to America. He asked me to bring him back a 'couple of saxophones.'"



1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -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. Wednesday, May 09, 2018 -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.


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

                          Love to all, Carol





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

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in the bucket."


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Believe Me If All Those Enduring Young Charms

Words by
Thomas Moore
(28 May 1779 - 25 Feb 1852)
Melody: Traditional

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms
Which I gaze on so fondly today
Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms
Like fairy gifts fading away.
Thou wouldst still be adored as this moment thou art
Let thy loveliness fade as it will
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.

It is not while beauty and youth are thine own
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known
To which time will but make thee more dear.
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets
But as truly loves on to the close
the sunflower turns to her God when he sets
The same look which she turned when she rose.

"Believe Me If All Those Enduring Young Charms" midi and lyrics
courtesy of - 03/10/08

Sunflower Image courtesy of - 03/10/08

Sunflower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/10/08

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

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

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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 LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of  - 05/23/16

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