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04/18/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
(You're My) Soul and Inspiration

“A healthy body and soul come from an unencumbered mind and body.”

- Ymber Delecto

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  Ahh - a classic from 1966!

BONUS - (You're My) Soul and Inspiration - Righteous Brothers

From :

"(You're My) Soul And Inspiration" was the first and only major hit for American popgroup The Righteous Brothers after parting ways with their long time producer, Phil Spector, as well as the title track to the album.[1] The single peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian CHUM Charts as well as reaching #15 on the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed]


     Happy Birthday today 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 - Boy with Best Personality in the Class of 1990) of OK;

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 OK;

25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) AND   Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 18, 1942 - The Doolittle Raid on Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya were bombed. KEEP READING.....

April 18, 1942 - Pierre Laval became Prime Minister of Vichy France.

April 18, 1943 - Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was killed when his aircraft was shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.

April 18, 1945 - Over 1,000 bombers attacked the small island of Heligoland, Germany.

April 18, 1949 - The aircraft carrier USS United States (CVA-58) was laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, the United States was canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals. KEEP READING.....


April 18, 1970 - Baseball player and coach Rico Brogna was born Rico Joseph Brogna in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.

April 18, 1970 - Drummer and guitarist Greg Eklund was born in Jacksonville, Florida.

April 18, 1970 - The 33rd Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, was born Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri ( سعد الدين رفيق الحريري‎ ) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

April 18, 1970 - Ice hockey player and radio host François Leroux was born in Sainte-Adèle, Québec, Canada.

April 18, 1970 - Journalist and talk show host Tatiana Stefanidou (Τατιάνα Στεφανίδου) was born in Athens, Greece.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/17/15:

“You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequences of your choice.”

- Zig Ziglar
(06 Nov 1926 – 28 Nov 2012)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/18/20:

   Thank you, Joan!

       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 04/14/10 - "WW II date":


April 18th this year will mark the 68th anniversary of the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. I leave it up to you to report on the raid itself, but offer the following since I'm pretty sure your source for such abbreviated announcements won't include some NNS connections (below) which I am sure will be of interest to your readers....

  The so-called Doolittle Raid got started on December 21, 1941 when FDR expressed a desire that Japan be bombed as soon as possible to boost American morale following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The military quickly determined that it seemed possible that a medium army bomber (B-25) could fly off an aircraft carrier and do the job. Two were loaded onboard USS HORNET (CV-8) and secretly and successfully flown off on February 3, 1942 (at-sea recovery was not possible for that large an aircraft in 1942). Construction of the HORNET had been completed by Newport News Shipbuilding just a few months before, in October, 1941.



Army Air force Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle was put in charge of the secret project. Sixteen B-25s were modified for the over-water mission and then flown to Alameda, California. On April 1, 1942 they were loaded onboard HORNET and tied down as far aft on the flight deck as possible. All of the HORNET's aircraft were stored below, in the hangar bay.    
  HORNET sailed westward the next day and met up with north of Hawaii with a task force that included the carrier ENTERPRISE (CV-6); built by NNS and delivered in 1938. Until the B-25s could be launched, ENTERPRISE's aircraft were the only air cover that could be provided to the task force as it approached Japan. 

Tactical circumstances dictated that the raid be launched earlier than originally planned, several hundred miles off the Japanese coast. After the raid commenced, the carriers returned unharmed to Pearl Harbor to prepare for their next assignments. Their sister ship, the USS YORKTOWN (CV-5), was also there, having battle damage repaired following the Battle of the Coral Sea. YORKTOWN was the lead ship in that class that totaled three carriers - all of which were built at NNS.

YORKTOWN and HORNET were lost during later actions during World War II. ENTERPRISE survived the war, but was latter scrapped. Three other carriers, all built at NNS, carried on their names, and their aircraft carrier traditions. The second carriers to be named YORKTOWN, and the second HORNET are museum ships. The second ENTERPRISE, the first of a fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers built (and building) at NNS has now been in commission for almost 49 years. 

The Doolittle Raid, as history analyses it, did little material damage, but did have some other benefits. But the news of the raid caused American morale to soar, and severely shocked the Japanese, which caused them to pull back some of their far-flung forces to defend their homeland.

When the raid was first announced, a reporter had asked the President where the attack started. FDR responded "Shangri-La", which was the name of a mysterious place of supposedly perpetual youth in the Himalalas identified in the then-popular book and movie: Lost Horizon.

Doolittle was later promoted and presented the Medal of Honor by FDR. In 1944, the Navy named one of its carriers USS SHANGRI-LA, in honor of the raid. That carrier was not built by NNS, but it was built to the NNS-created and super-successful ESSEX-Class design just across Hampton Roads at the Norfolk Navy Yard. Appropriately enough, SHANGRI-LA was christened by Mrs. Jimmy Doolittle.


On April 21, 1992, as part of the nation's 50th anniversary remembrance of World War II accomplishments, two restored B-25s thundered down the flight deck of the USS RANGER (CV-61) and took flight. You guessed it: RANGER was yet another of the many carriers built by the craftsmen of Newport News Shipbuilding.

Now you know many (but perhaps not all) of the Newport News connections to the story of this historic event.

Bill Lee


   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thank you so very much - again - for this fascinating account, Bill!

   From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/17/20, 4:10 PM - "Easter 1946 Photo":

Greetings TYPHOON Conduit:

Hope your family has not been invaded by COVID 19. We are doing well…so far.
  My dear Baby Sister, Sally Patricia Madagan Sullivan ('63), sent me the attached photo taken around Easter 1946 in Newport News, VA.

It is special to us for many reasons, one being it has two of my Uncles in the same photo. The Gentleman on the right is W. Vernon Keith (Deceased) who had just returned from the Pacific Ocean serving in the USS Boston, A Heavy Cruiser. Vernon is holding my sister Sally.

His brother, the late Harold Keith, is on the right, holding my late sister,
Nancy Ellen Madagan Van Orden ('61).

The Keith Brothers and my late Grandfather, G.D. Keith, operated Keith’s Sausage located in Salem, Virginia. They sold the business to Valleydale Meats in TN.

The boy in front is yours truly, wearing glasses. The glasses were necessary for I was blind in my left eye, due to an infection from my tonsils setting in the eye. It was discovered by my late Uncle, Dr. Russell Williams M.D., who also operated Bedford General Hospital. He diagnoses the problem during a visit to his hospital, removed the culprits, and my sight was restored. My greatest disappointment in my military career came about when I was given an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy by the Secretary of the Navy. In completing the Health History Paperwork for the Academy, I admitted the periodic blindness in my left eye. That paperwork immediately disqualified me from the appointment. At least I was honest. The possibility of a Commission then drove me to pursue OCS in the United States Army, and glad I chose that route. Hope my story is not too boring.

Semper Fidelis, and Army Strong,
Joe Madagan (’57 of FL)

   WHAT A TREASURE! Thank you so much, Adonis, you are never boring!

     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 04/16/15:

  Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 04/17/15:

  AMEN! Thanks again, Sarah Sugah!

“There was confusion since I stood here 35 years ago.”

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/14/20, 12:01 AM - "Aww, a miracle, a needlepoint hack & HOPE." (#3 in a Series of 15):


I heard something I found heartwarming and thought I would pass on. People keep stating this is the beginning of a new way of life.

I do not know who to credit it to, but a female voice replied "No, this is just a bad period of time. God will not leave us in a diseased, poor and frightened state."  <3 That! 

I am hoping this will be it for me for a week or so. The good things we are all seeing, increased humor, kindness, and sweet and encouraging thoughts, to uplift. Let's hope these aspects won't be forgotten, amidst this horrible pandemic.  

   AWW! Thank you, Shari!



Heart and Sole Slippers - "The Heart and Sole Slippers is my second Valentine's Day inspired pattern using a heart graph..."


Nicole Benson's Inspired Soul Recipes


From - 04/17/15:

Hearing a scream from the playroom, the mother rushed in and found her infant daughter pulling the hair of her four-year-old bother. After separating them, the mother said to her son, "Don't be upset with your sister, honey. She didn't know she was hurting you."

No sooner had the mother returned to he chores than she heard more screaming. This time she rushed in and found the baby crying. "Now what happened?" she asked.

"Nothing," said the boy, "except that now she knows."

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/11/20

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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(You're My) Soul and Inspiration

Words and Music by Barry Mann (b. 09 Feb 1939) and Cynthia Weil (b. 18 Oct 1940)

Recorded by The Righteous Brothers, 1966
Bill Medley (b. 19 Sept 1940) and Bobby Hatfield (10 Aug 1940 - 05 Nov 2003)

Girl, I can't let you do this
Let you walk away
Girl, how can I live through this
When you're all I wake up for each day?

Baby, you're my soul and my heart's inspiration
You're all I've got to get me by
You're my soul and my heart's inspiration
Without you baby, what good am I?

I never had much goin'
But at least I had you
How can you walk out knowin'
I ain't got nothin' left if you do?

Baby, you're my soul and my heart's inspiration
You're all I've got to get me by
You're my soul and my heart's inspiration
Without you baby, what good am I, oh what good am I?

SPOKEN: Baby, I can't make it withoutcha. And I'm, I'm tellin' ya, honey-you're my
reason for laughin', for cryin', for livin', and for dyin'.

Baby, I can't make it without you
Please, I'm begging you baby
If you go it will kill me
I swear it, Dear, my love can't bear it

You're my soul and my heart's inspiration
You're all I've got to get me by
You're my soul and my heart's inspiration
Without you baby, what good am I, what good am I?

Mm-mm-mm Mm-mm-mm

"(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/19/10 (sic)

Inspiration Image courtesy of - 04/19/10 (sic)

 Animated Blue Divider Line 21 clip art courtesy of - 04/19/10 (sic)

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!

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

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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