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03/31/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Traces

“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.”

- David Harkins
(b. 14 Nov 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The theme of today's Newsletter popped into my head the other day and refuses to leave.

BONUS #1 - - Traces - Classics IV

BONUS #2 - - Traces - Classics IV


The Classics IV was a band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, in 1965, given credit for beginning the "soft southern rock" sound. The band and its lead singer Dennis Yost are principally known for the hits "Spooky", "Stormy", and "Traces", released in 1967 to 1969, which have become cover standards...


     NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags are now available from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store for only $3.89!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - - and snag yours today!




   Happy Birthday today to the late  Alex Nicol (February '49) (deceased 02/23/12) 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!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Harold Smith ('57) AND   Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of FL;

06  Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);

07 -   Marc Snyder ('65) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


March 31, 1941 - Germany began a counter offensive in North Africa.

March 31, 1942 - Japanese forces invaded Christmas Island, then a British possession.

March 31, 1942 - Holocaust in Ivano-Frankivsk (then called Stanislawow), western Ukraine: German Gestapo organized the first deportation of 5,000 Jews from Stanislawow ghetto to Belzec extermination camp. It was one of the largest transportations to Belzec in the first phase of the camp.

March 31, 1945 - A defecting German pilot delivered a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1, the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft, to the Americans, the first to fall into Allied hands.

March 31, 1948 - The Soviets in Germany began controlling the Western trains headed toward Berlin.



Monday, March 31, 1964 - A coup d'état in Brazil established a military government, under the aegis of general Castello Branco.

Monday, March 31, 1964 - Politician Mark Hoban was born in Peterlee, County Durham, England.

Monday, March 31, 1964 - Comedian and actor Brad Slaight was born in Cedar Springs, Michigan.

Monday, March 31, 1964 - Radio host and producer Fez Whatley was born Todd Hillier, possibly in Florida.

Monday, March 31, 1964 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Beyond) Paul Wong (黃貫中) was born Paul Wong Koon-Chung, probably in Hong Kong.

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC (en route to CA by way of MA and NY) - 03/30/14 - "The Morning After":

First of all, don't panic - everyone is okay! No one was hurt at all!

You saw the pictures of the snow at Niagara Falls? As we were on a New York Throughway nearing Buffalo more snow began to fall - in fact, an inch or two fell atop a 1/2 inch of ice. We were supposed to be spending the night in Pennsylvania, but the road became very slippery and dangerous. I had just said a prayer that we would all be kept safe from the storm. No sooner than I had said "Amen." than I hit a patch of the black ice and knew that I had mere seconds to choose between three options. The one I picked resulted in our Ford Expedition flipping and rolling over in a gulley. 

The      three children (Buckley, Claire, and Evey) were all protected by their car safety seats, but the windshield and right side windows were smashed, as well as the top of the vehicle. The snow began to blow in on us all.  The other two vehicles in our caravan thought it might have been us who left the road, so they stopped and called - enabling us to find our phones (which we thought had flown out during the crash).

A young college student named Michael witnessed what had happened. He was heading home to visit his girlfriend, and was very surprised to see that highway in such bad shape, as it's always the first to be cleared. Seeing our plight, he graciously suggested we take the three little children up to his car where they'd be safe, warm, and protected from the falling snow.

An ambulance arrived to find a truck with three car seats and no people, so the attendants were astonished and confused for a while.


We spent the night at the Angola Motel in Angola, NY after that same Good Samaritan, Michael, paid to put all 11 of us up for the night!

The car was totaled, and we only had liability insurance, but between the other two vehicles there was enough seating for 13 people and we only had 11 people in our party, so that worked out well and we can continue on to California. So now we have no car, but hey, think of the gas we are saving!

   YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! What a miraculous protection was granted you! Praise the Lord for his tender mercies - and thank you, Dale!    

From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 03/30/14 - "Smack a Snowman":

     AMEN! Thank you, Tina! As much as I love snowmen, you can imagine how very much I may be agreeing with this sentiment right now!

From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 03/30/14 - "Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake":

  I might just have to make this recipe...!!!!!!!

   OOH! I second that idea! Thanks, Angela!


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/08/14 - "Hand Paintings? (#5 in a series of 16)":

  COOL BEANS! Thanks, Jimmy!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/28/14 - "Who Knew? (#2 in a series of 25)":

  YOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!


The Peacock Swirl Slow-Moving Soap Recipe - "...Because we do need time to separate out the different colors we'll need a recipe that is slow to trace."


Threads and Traces Recipes: Hummingbird Cake


   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/09/14 - "NNHS Logo Caps":

  Our 1st Shipment/Order of the NNHS Logo Caps have arrived and are being packaged for shipping today; with shipments being sent out Monday & Tuesday: I have approximately 27 caps out of the first 100 ordered remaining. Anyone wishing to get a cap at the introductory price of $10.00 plus S/H of $4.59 may do so at my eBay Store:  After the initial order has been sold the price will go to the regular retail price of $14.95., or

Thanks to those who purchased from the 1st Shipment! When I review the sales at the end of this month, I will begin offering other items, such as Mugs, T-Shirts, Jackets, key chains, etc.

I have already made a contribution to the NNHS65 Newsletter for support of Carol's efforts toward keeping us NNHS Classmates informed of noteworthy news; plus the Charity of Wounded Warriors Fund will receive a donation check quarterly from the proceeds from Sales of these NNHS Logo Products.

In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of my websites may contact me at: or with info pertaining to your purchases and I will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact me at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.


   Thank you so very much, Butch!


From - 03/30/14:

"Do you believe in life after death?" the boss asked one of his employees.

"Yes, sir," the clerk replied.

"That's good," the boss said. "After you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother's funeral, she stopped in to see you." 


1. Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 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. Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 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. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/21/14

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take 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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Written by Buddy Buie, James R. Cobb (b. 05 Feb 1944), and Emory Gordy, Jr. (b. 25 Dec 1944)

Recorded by The Classics IV, 1969

Faded photographs, covered now with lines and creases
Tickets torn in half, memories in bits and pieces
Traces of love, long ago, that didn't work out right
Traces of love

Ribbons from her hair, souvenirs of days together
The ring she used to wear, pages from an old love letter
Traces of love, long ago, that didn't work out right
Traces of love � with me, tonight

I close my eyes and say a prayer
That in her heart she'll find
A trace of love still there somewhere, ohhh oh

Traces of hope in the night
That she'll come back and dry
These, traces of tears
From my eyes
Ohh oh oh ohhhh

"Traces" midi courtesy of - 03/31/10

"Traces" lyrics courtesy of - 03/31/10

Mementos of Lost Love Image courtesy
of - 03/31/10

Blue Gingham Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files for several years.....

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!!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

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

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