lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

Provide free mammograms!

03/24/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day

“If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.…”

 - Maj. Michael Davis O’Donnell (MIA in Vietnam on 24 Mar 1970;  formally declared KIA in 1978), 01 Jan 1970
(13 Aug 1945 - 07 Feb 1978 [presumptive date])

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Our observance of this day together here is as long overdue as the official recognition and gratitude expressed to the veterans themselves.

      A big Thank You to all you Veterans out there!

BONUS - - When Johnny Comes Marching Home - U.S. Military Academy Band



   A Beary Happy Birthday today to   Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007) AND    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND   Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -   The late Gene Collins Glave ('60) (d. 06 July 2011);

28 -   Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA;

29 -   David Hatchett ('65) of VA;

30 - The late  Alex Nicol (February '49) (31 Mar 1932 - 23 Feb 2012) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND       Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND    Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA AND    Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

March 23, 1942 - In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces captured the Andaman Islands.

March 24, 1944 - Ardeatine Massacre: German troops killed 335 Italian civilians in Rome.

March 24, 1944 - In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners began breaking out of Stalag Luft III.


Friday, March 23, 1962 - NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, was launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace initiative.

Friday, March 23, 1962 - Rower Steve Redgrave was born in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England.



Saturday, March 24, 1962 - Violinist Angèle Dubeau was born in Canada.

Saturday, March 24, 1962 - Lawyer, journalist, and talk show host Star Jones was born Starlet Marie Jones in Badin, North Carolina

Saturday, March 24, 1962 - Jazz pianist and bandleader Jean Goldkette (b. 18 Mar 1893 in Patras, Greece) died in Santa Barbara, California of a heart attack one week following his 69th birthday.

Saturday, March 24, 1962 - Physicist and explorer Auguste Piccard (b. 28 Jan 1884 in Basel, Switzerland) died in Lausanne, Switzerland at the age of 78.

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 03/10/12 - "Memory Time":

Hi Carol -

Memory Time - especially, when I saw the clip of the Newport News Ship in 1947.  I sailed into NY Harbor from Ireland with my family Sep 1946 ------ can't believe it was that long ago. 

Thanks for keeping us all up to date. 


   Thank you so much, Pretty Lady! Wasn't that a fabulous account by       Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54 - of NC)?!?  

   Come to think of it, you shared that very poignant memory with us yourself a few years ago: - scroll down about 2/3 of the page

   Thanks again, Ev!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/23/12 - "OIL in the U.S.":

OiL - You better be sitting down when you read this!!!!!!

As you may know, Cruz Construction started a division in North Dakota just 6 months ago. They sent every Kenworth (9 trucks) we had here in Alaska to North Dakota and several drivers. They just bought two new Kenworth's to add to that fleet; one being a Tri Drive tractor and a new 65 ton lowboy to go with it. They also bought two new cranes (one crawler & one rubber tired) for that division.

Dave Cruz said they have moved more rigs in the last 6 months in ND than Cruz Construction moved in Alaska in the last 6 years.

Williston is like a gold rush town; they moved one of our 40 man camps down there since there are no rooms available. Unemployment in ND is the lowest in the nation at 3.4 percent last I checked. See anything in the national news about how the oil industry is fueling North Dakota 's economy?

Here's an astonishing read. Important and verifiable information:
About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and one of the Forbes Bros. was the guest.

The host said to Forbes, "I am going to ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer; How much oil does the U.S. have in the ground?" Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, "more than all the Middle East put together.."

The U. S. Geological Service issued a report in April 2008 that only scientists and oil men knew was coming, but man was it big.
It was a revised report (hadn't been updated since 1995) on how much oil was in this area of the western 2/3 of North Dakota , western South Dakota, and extreme eastern Montana .

Check THIS out: The Bakken is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska 's Prudhoe Bay, and has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign oil. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates it at 503 billion barrels. Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable( 5 billion barrels), at $107 a barrel, we're looking at a resource base worth more than $5.3 trillion.

"When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see their jaws hit the floor. They had no idea." says Terry Johnson, the Montana Legislature's financial analyst. "This sizable find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found in the past 56 years," reports The Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

It's a formation known as the Williston Basin, but is more commonly referred to as the 'Bakken.' It stretches from Northern Montana, through North Dakota and into Canada.

For years, U. S. oil exploration has been considered a dead end. Even the 'Big Oil' companies gave up searching for major oil wells decades ago. However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken's massive reserves, and we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels. And because this is light, sweet oil, those billions of barrels will cost Americans just $16 PER BARREL !!! That's enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years straight.

And if THAT didn't throw you on the floor, then this next one should - because it's from 2006 !!! U. S. Oil Discovery - Largest Reserve in the World Stansberry Report Online - 4/20/2006

Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world. It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August 8, 2005 President Bush mandated its extraction.

In three and a half years of high oil prices none has been extracted.

With this motherload of oil why are we still fighting over off-shore drilling?

They reported this stunning news: We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth.

Here are the official estimates:

8 times as much oil as Saudi Arabia

18 times as much oil as Iraq

21 times as much oil as Kuwait

22 times as much oil as Iran

500 times as much oil as Yemen and it's all right here in the Western United States !!!

HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this? Because the
environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America become independent of foreign oil! Again, we are letting a small group of people dictate our lives and our economy. WHY?

James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says we've got more oil in
this very compact area than the entire Middle East , more than 2 TRILLION barrels untapped. That's more than all the proven oil reserves of crude oil in the world today, reports The Denver Post.

Don't think 'OPEC' will drop its price even with this find? Think again!
It's all about the competitive marketplace, it has to. Think OPEC just might be funding the environmentalists? Got your attention yet? Now, while you're thinking about it, do this:

Pass this along. If you don't take a little time to do this, then you should stifle yourself the next time you complain about gas prices, by doing NOTHING, you forfeit your right to complain.

Now I just wonder what would happen in this country if every one of you sent this to every one in your address book. By the way, this can be verified. Check it out at the link below !!!!!! 

   YOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks, Dools! Just for "fun" I checked this out some more; it's true, all right! - Truth!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/23/12 - "fri.":
Cats & Pizza Boxes


Kids Understand Love

Since a very long time ago, people have searched for the meaning of love. But even the great philosophers, with their profound definitions, could not fully touch its true essence. In a survey of 4-8 year olds, kids share their views on love. But what do little kids know about love?

Read on and be surprised that despite their young and innocent minds, kids already have a simple but deep grasp of that four-letter word.

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs."

"Love is when someone hurts you. And you get so mad but you don't yell at him because you know it would hurt his feelings."

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."

"Love is if you hold hands and sit beside each other in the cafeteria. That means you're in love. Otherwise, you can sit across from each other and be okay."

"Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redbird."

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy
new ones."

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you."

"You can break love, but it won't die."


The Home In Which We Live

I spent this morning cleaning up the home in which I live. Now I am not talking about the house I am sitting in right now. As I look around I can see the sink is still full of dirty dishes. Dust is starting to collect on the pictures, counter tops, and even my computer again. Dirt needs to be swept up from the floor and pet hair needs to be cleaned off the couch. The water in the turtle’s aquarium has to be changed. Two loads of dirty laundry need to be washed and dried. And the bathrooms could really use a cleaning again too.

Yet, as I look at my dirty, little house I still have to smile, because I know that the home in which I live is clean right now. That
home is my soul. When I woke up this morning I noticed that it too had become cluttered, messy, and dusty again. I wasn’t about to let it stay that way for long, though. I have learned the hard way that a messy soul leads to a messed up day and that messed up days lead to a wasted life.

I spent the morning then cleaning my soul from top to bottom. I swept the negative thoughts from my mind and the harmful feelings from my heart. Worries, anger, hatred, and fear were tossed in the garbage can. Jealousy, envy, judgments, and desires were gathered up and thrown out. I polished the furniture with a soothing prayer. I washed down the walls with gratefulness to God. I freshened the air with the sweet scent of love and when I was done I felt peaceful and happy in my home once more.

The house in which I sit may need a lot of work, but it will have to wait its turn. The home in which I live is what I am most concerned about. I hope that the same is true for you. I hope that you always strive to keep your soul bright, beautiful, and full of God’s love and light. Remember when die you will leave your house behind, but you will take your home with you.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~


Here are a few 'green' recipes to help you with your spring cleaning.

Glass: Mix 1/4 cup vinegar with 1 quart of water in a spray bottle. Spray on glass and wipe clean with old newspaper or a lint-free cloth.

Countertops and bathroom tile: Mix 2 parts vinegar and 1 part baking soda with 4 parts water. Apply with a sponge, scour, and wipe away.

Floors: Mix 4 cups of white distilled vinegar with about a gallon of hot water. If desired, add a few drops of pure peppermint or lemon oil for a pleasant scent. After damp mopping the floors, the smell of vinegar will dissipate quickly, leaving behind only the scent of the oil.

Wood furniture: Mix equal parts of lemon juice and olive and oil. Apply a small amount to a cloth, and rub onto the furniture in long, even strokes.

Toilet bowl cleaner: Sprinkle a toilet brush with baking soda and scrub away! Occasionally disinfect your toilet by scrubbing with borax instead. Wipe the outside of the toilet clean with straight vinegar.


Health Tip...........

To cure athlete's foot a simple remedy of apple cider vinegar will do the trick. Soak a cotton ball in the vinegar and apply it to the foot twice a day, not forgetting between the toes. Let the vinegar dry thoroughly before putting on your socks and shoes.

Apple cider vinegar is a potent antibacterial solution that also possesses antifungal properties. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly to avoid spreading the infection.


Living Long ... Living Well

A tough, old cowboy was asked by his grandson how to live a long life. "The secret of living a long life is to sprinkle a little gunpowder on your oatmeal every morning," the grizzled man replied.

The grandson did this religiously and he lived to the age of 93. When he died, he left 14 children, 28 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and a fifteen foot hole in the wall of the crematorium.

He definitely went out with a bang. But personally, I would rather remember somebody for how beautifully she lived her life than how spectacularly she left it. And I would definitely prefer she leave a hole in my heart, if necessary, than a hole in the crematorium.

Besides, it has never been about how long we will last, but about how well we will live. I like what Queen Margarethe II of Denmark once said: "I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life." I, too, want more from my life than to simply go along for the ride. I want to live well. I want my life to count for something. I want it to be full and worthwhile.

Dave Dravecky, former pitcher for the San Francisco Giants baseball team, learned a lesson about living fully and well.

Dave enjoyed an outstanding sports career until the day he was diagnosed with soft tissue cancer in his left arm. The disease ended his professional baseball career. After various treatments failed to stop the growth, doctors advised Dave to have his arm amputated.

Some people may feel that a diagnosis of cancer, the loss of a career and the amputation of a limb may as well be a death sentence. Of course, many survivors know better. Dave, too, learned that his life was far from over.

When his little daughter Tiffany first saw her father after surgery, she went straight to him and hugged him long and hard. Then she smiled and announced that she was happy his left arm was gone. She explained that over the last few weeks, the arm had caused her father so much pain that he hadn't been able to hug her. With the arm out of the way, they would be close again.

Dave Dravecky will never be the baseball star he had hoped to become. He lost his arm and may always wonder if cancer will return. Maybe he will still live a long life, but regardless of how long Dave lives, it matters far more how well he lives.

He only has to hug Tiffany close, very close, to be reminded what a full life is all about.

~ Steve Goodier ~

   Thanks so much, Shari!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/23/12 - "Flash mob of The Sound of Music - Enjoy!":

The Sound of Music - Enjoy!

   OOOH! Thanks again, Dools!

BONUS RECIPES: - Ravioli and Capicolla Pie - "When you hear that something's "easy as pie" you probably don't think of ravioli and capicolla pie. But wait'll you see how fast this perky pocket pasta bakes up into a hearty one-pan main dish." - Baked Sausage Ravioli - "There are so many different pasta types and shapes today that we could surely make a new dish every night and almost never run out of variations. We bet you haven't tried this one yet -it's made with sausage-stuffed ravioli in a tomato-cheese sauce and it goes from oven to table in no time."

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#6 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!



From - 03/23/12:

A 17th Century captain was sailing along with his crew when a pirate ship came over the horizon.

The captain said, "Cabin boy, get me my red shirt."

So, he got his red shirt and they victoriously battle the pirates. Several days later, they spotted another pirate ship off the port bow.

"Cabin boy," said the captain, "get me my red shirt."

They again battled the pirates and were victorious.

Later when things had settled down, the cabin boy asked, "Captain, why do you always want your red shirt just prior to battle?"

The captain responded, "Well, in case I am inflicted with a wound, I don't want the crew to see my injury and lose spirit."

"I see," said the cabin boy.

A few days later, they sighted 20 pirate ships in the distance, and the captain yelled out, "Cabin boy, get me my brown pants."


1. Thursday, April 5, 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 02/20/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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


1. Visit the main page (, scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (;

2. Go to, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    

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

                          Love to all, Carol




When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Generally credited to Patrick Gilmore
(25 Dec 1829 – 24 Sept 1892), 1

When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we'll all feel gay,
When Johnny comes marching home.

The old church bell will peal with joy
Hurrah! Hurrah!
To welcome home our darling boy
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The village lads and lassies say
With roses they will strew the way,
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.

Get ready for the Jubilee,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give the hero three times three,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The laurel wreath is ready now
To place upon his loyal brow
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.

"When Johnny Comes Marching Home" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/05/12 (sic)

Vietnam Veterans Day Image courtesy
of - 03/30/12 (sic)

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of - 05/26/06

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Bunting Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/13/09

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

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)

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

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!

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2012

Return to NNHS Class of 1965