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04/17/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
One Way or Another

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity
it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high,
look it squarely in eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'”

- Ann Landers (Esther "Eppie" Pauline Friedman Lederer)
(04 July 1918 - 22 June 2002)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Just a friendly reminder that your income taxes must be filed today. The Post Office, noting that more and more people are filing online, will NOT be staying open until midnight to accommodate you as in years past. I do hope you have them finished or at least filed for an extension, because one way or another.....

Why is Tax Day 2018 on April 17 this year? How to file an extension

April 15 - Most taxpayers are familiar with the traditional deadline for paying Uncle Sam.

Not this year, however.

Tax Day 2018 falls on Tuesday, April 17. Because the typical tax deadline (April 15) fell on a Sunday, the day would have normally been moved to Monday, April 16. There's a problem with that, though.

This year, April 16 is Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in Washington, D.C.   Emancipation Day is a holiday set aside to commemorate the 1862 signing of the Emancipation Act by President Abraham Lincoln. Emancipation Day is a legal holiday in D.C. with city workers off the job.

The holiday results in Tax Day 2018 being moved back one more day to Tuesday, April 17.

Tax Day returns to its regular April 15 date for 2019.

The extra days not helping you? If you need to file an extension, here's what the IRS says:

"April 17 is the deadline for most taxpayers to file an extension and to pay taxes owed to avoid penalty and interest charges. If you file for an extension, your return is due Oct. 15. Special rules may apply if you're in the military or live outside the U.S."

You can see more on filing an extension here.

You can find out the status of your refund here. Information on individual returns is available within 24 hours after an e-filed tax return has been submitted or four weeks after mailing a paper return.

BONUS - One Way or Another - Blondie, 1979



"One Way or Another" is a song by American New Wave band Blondie.

Written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison for the band's third studio album, Parallel Lines (1978), the song was inspired by one of Harry's ex-girlfriends who stalked him after their break up.[1] The song was released as the fourth single in the US as the follow-up to "Heart of Glass". "One Way or Another" reached number twenty-four in the Billboard Hot 100. Although never officially released as a single in the United Kingdom, the song charted there in February 2013. Rolling Stone ranked the song #298 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[2]

The song was included on the US and Canadian versions of the band's first hits compilation, The Best of Blondie (1981), but not on international releases.

Blondie released a manipulated live version of the song (with the audience noise removed) as the theme for the 1999 US television series Snoops. This version was released in the US as a bonus track on the US Live version of their album Livid (Live).[3] The original un-edited live version was included on the European / non-US Livid version...[4]




   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   The late Monty Phillips ('62) (d. 15 Apr 2011) AND  Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND    Gene Shelton ('64) of VA;

23 -  Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND   My Grandson, Chris Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Overhills HS, NC - '19) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



April 17, 1941 - The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany.

April 17, 1942 - French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escaped from his castle prison in Königstein Fortress.

April 17, 1944 - Forces of the Communist-controlled Greek People's Liberation Army attacked the smaller National and Social Liberation resistance group, which surrendered. Its leader Dimitrios Psarros was murdered.

April 17, 1945 - Brazilian forces liberated the town of Montese, Italy from Nazi forces.




Tuesday, April 17, 1968 - Fashion designer Julie Fagerholt was born in Denmark.

Tuesday, April 17, 1968 - Basketball player and coach Phil Henderson was born Phillip Terry Henderson in Chicago, Illinois. He died in his home in the Philippines on 17 Feb 2013 at the age of 44.

Tuesday, April 17, 1968 - Jockey Eric Lamaze was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Tuesday, April 17, 1968 - Cricketer Roger Twose was born Roger Graham Twose in Torquay, England.

Tuesday, April 17, 1968 - Boxer and trainer Richie Woodhall was born in Telford, Shropshire, England.  


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/16/15:

“We should learn to be patient with ourselves. Recognizing our strengths and our weaknesses, we should strive to use good judgment in all of our choices and decisions, make good use of every opportunity, and do our best in every task we undertake. We should not be unduly discouraged nor in despair at any time when we are doing the best we can. Rather, we should be satisfied with our progress even though it may come slowly at times.”

Joseph B. Wirthlin, April 1987
(11 June 1917 - 01 Dec 2008)

   Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/17/18:

   Thank you, Joan!


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 04/15/18:

    Thanks, Domi!


 From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 04/15/18:

   Thanks, Alice!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/15/18:

    From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/16/18:

Ozark farm kid in the army

Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Army beats working for old man Minich by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie, and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.
We go on 'route marches,' which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different. A 'route march' is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home. I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6' and 130 pounds and he's 6'8' and near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

Your loving daughter,

      WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Haul Party!


  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 04/14/18:

   Thanks, Mark!




“That's the way it was every time I studied it.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/12/18 - "Truth" (#5 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!



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's Tax Day Recipes for Richer or for Poorer

From - 04/16/18:

The phlebotomist entered the hospital room to draw blood. Noticing an apple on the patient's nightstand, she remarked, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

"That's true," the patient replied. "I haven't seen a doctor in three days."

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, 2018 - 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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One Way or Another

Written by Debbie Harry (b. 01 July 1945) and Nigel Harrison (b. 24 Apr 1951)

Recorded by Blondie, 1979

One way or another I'm gonna find ya
I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
One way or another I'm gonna win ya
I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
One way or another I'm gonna see ya
I'm gonna meetcha meetcha meetcha meetcha
One day, maybe next week
I'm gonna meetcha, I'm gonna meetcha, I'll meetcha
I will drive past your house
And if the lights are all down
I'll see who's around

One way or another I'm gonna find ya
I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
One way or another I'm gonna win ya
I'll getcha, I'll getcha
One way or another I'm gonna see ya
I'm gonna meetcha meetcha meetcha meetcha
One day, maybe next week
I'm gonna meetcha, I'll meetcha

And if the lights are all out
I'll follow your bus downtown
See who's hanging out

One way or another I'm gonna lose ya
I'm gonna give you the slip, a slip of the lip or another
I'm gonna lose ya, I'm gonna trick ya
One way or another I'm gonna lose ya
I'm gonna trick ya trick ya trick ya trick ya
One way or another I'm gonna lose ya
I'm gonna give you the slip

I'll walk down the mall
Stand over by the wall
Where I can see it all
Find out who ya call
Lead you to the supermarket checkout
Some specials and rat food, get lost in the crowd

One way or another I'm gonna getcha, I'll getcha, I'll getcha getcha
getcha getcha
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)
One way or another I'm gonna getcha, I'll getcha, I'll getcha getcha
getcha getcha
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)
One way or another I'm gonna getcha, I'll getcha, I'll getcha getcha
getcha getcha
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)
[repeat until fade]


"One Way or Another" midi courtesy of - 04/14/09

"One Way or Another" lyrics courtesy of - 04/14/09

"Taxes" clip art courtesy of - 04/14/09

Blue-Green Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/15/09

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of  - 06/18/03

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

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!

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

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

Animated Hillbilly and Animated Laughing Mouse and Animated Ape clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 01/20/10 and11/07/07 and 11/08/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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

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