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04/14/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Let's Stay Together

“Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like
and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone
would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say
good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.”

- Snoopy - as quoted by Charles M. Schulz
(26 Nov 1922 - 12 Feb 2000)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We haven't used this theme in a couple of years, so I thought we'd revisit it now.

BONUS #1 - Let's Stay Together - Al Green

BONUS #2 - Let's Stay Together - Al Green, 1972


"Let's Stay Together" is a song by Al Green on his 1972 album of the same name. Released as a single in 1971, the song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and remained on the chart for 16 weeks and also topped Billboard's R&B chart for nine weeks.[3] It was ranked the 60th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[4] It was selected by the Library of Congress as a 2010 addition to the National Recording Registry, which selects recordings annually that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[5]


   Happy Birthday today to  Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     George Helliesen ('61) of VA AND  Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - David Jones ('57);

18 -   The late Monty Phillips ('62) (d. 15 Apr 2011) AND  Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

21 -  Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND    My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of NC! 

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

April 13, 1941 - Pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan was signed.

April 13, 1941 - German troops captured Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

April 13, 1943 - The discovery of a mass grave of Polish prisoners of war executed by Soviet forces in the Katyń Forest Massacre was announced, alienating the Western Allies, the Polish government in exile in London, from the Soviet Union.

April 13, 1943 - The Jefferson Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth.

April 13, 1944 - Diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Soviet Union were established.

April 13, 1945 - Vienna fell to Soviet troops.

April 13, 1945 - German troops killed more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen Germany.

April 13, 1990 - The Soviet Union accepted responsibility for the World War II murders of thousands of imprisoned Polish officers in the Katyn Forest. The Soviets had previously blamed the massacre on the Nazis. 


Saturday, April 14, 1968 - Actor Anthony Michael Hall was born Michael Anthony Hall (sic) in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Saturday, April 14, 1968 - Baseball player Al Benton (b. John Alton Benton on 18 Mar 1911 in Noble, Oklahoma) died in a motel explosion in Lynwood, California at the age of 57.  

“As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness.”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/14/18:

   Thank you, Joan!


   From the Most Athletic Boy in the Class of 1954, Mickey Marcella of VA - 04/10/18:

Recently, Joey Lawrence (Hampton HS - '54), who was a stellar athlete for his school and his community, passed away. Having experienced severe financial reverses, Joey died without leaving funds to pay for his final expenses, which just should not be. His friends are seeking to take care of them for him, as they know he would have done for them. If you find it in your heart to help, and if you can spread this word to others, please send whatever you can for Joey to Mickey Marcella, 294 Sanlin Drive, Newport News, VA 23602.

If you have any questions, please call me at 757-249-3800, or you may call Bud Porter (Hampton HS - '58), who is collecting from his Hampton schoolmates, at 757-722-2000. Thank you.

    Thank you, Mickey, I'm so very sorry to hear this! Thank you for letting us know.

   Okay, Typhoon Nation, you know what to do!

From Drusilla West Groce ('56) of VA - 04/13/18:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Drusilla! No matter how you say it, just practice it!

From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA AND   From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 04/13/18:
  Thank you, Ladies!

From My Cousin Jean's Daughter, Samantha, of VA - 04/13/18:

  INDEED! Thank you, Samantha!

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 04/13/18:

  Thanks, Tina!

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 04/13/18:

     Thanks, Cheryl!

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatsoever that it is not utterly absurd.”

- Bertrand Russell
(18 May 1872 - 02 Feb 1970)

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/12/18 - "Truth" (#2 in a Series of 7)":

“He who can give thanks for little will always find he has enough.”

- Anonymous

Hoping you have a happy Spring week! 

   Thank you, Shari!



Get It Together: How to Join Crochet Squares 12 Ways! - "There are so. many. ways. to join crochet squares and afghan blocks! And I know that lots of you have been eagerly awaiting this list – the Moogly Afghan CAL for this year is winding down, and it’s time to start thinking about how we’re going to attach all of these blocks together to make one big blankie. So let’s get started! I’ve linked to photo and/or video tutorials for each of 12 methods for joining afghan squares!"


4 Ways to Join Up Knitting - "Even if you knit everything in the round, at some point you’ll have to seal up a sock toe, attach sleeves to a jumper or join a sweater at the shoulders. Fortunately, for those of us who prefer knitting to sewing, there are plenty of ways to join your knitting."

BONUS RECIPE (Sorry, not theme-related):

Classic Chicken Pot Pie - "Check out this budget-friendly take on the classic recipe complete with chicken, mixed vegetables, a rich homemade white sauce and a flaky pie crust."


From - 04/13/18:

A travel agent looked up from his desk to see an older lady and an older gentleman peering in the shop window at the posters showing the glamorous destinations around the world. The agent had had a good week and the dejected couple looking in the window gave him a feeling of generosity.

He called them into his shop and said, "I have a surprise for you. I am sending you off to a fabulous resort at my expense, and I won't take no for an answer."

He took them inside and asked his secretary to write two flight tickets and book a room in a five star hotel. They, as can be expected, gladly accepted, and were on their way.

About a month later the little lady came into his shop.

"And how did you like your holiday?" he asked eagerly.

"The flight was exciting, and the room was lovely," she said. "I've come to thank you. But, one thing puzzled me. Who was that old guy I had to share the room with?"

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

2. 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.

3. Saturday, June 09, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its Belated 70th Birthday Celebration at The Cove Restaurant in City Center (across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel), Newport News. No admission cost; run your own food and beverage tab. RSVP by May 01 to Lynn Walker Brothers at, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at, 757-595-1965.

4. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Contact  

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/21/18

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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Let's Stay Together

Written and Recorded by Al Green, 1972
(b. 13 Apr 1946)

I'm, I'm so in love with you
Whatever you want to do
Is alright with me
'Cause you make me feel, so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you

Me sayin' since, baby, since we've been together
Ooo, loving you forever
Is what I need
Let me, be the one you come running to
I'll never be untrue
Ooo baby

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad

Oooo oooo ooo ooo, yeah
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad

Why somebody, why people break up
Oh, and turn around and make up
I just can't seeeeeeeee
You'd never do that to me
(Would you baby)
'Cause being around you is all I see
It's why I want us to

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether

"Let's Stay Together" midi courtesy of - 04/14/11

"Let's Stay Together" lyrics courtesy of - 04/14/11

Image of "Let's Stay Together Kitties" courtesy of - 04/14/11

 Pink and White Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of ... well, I dunno, bit it's been in my files since 10/06/08

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

Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of  - 06/18/03

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!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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 Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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

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