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04/19/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Holy Saturday

I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light. Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day. My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones. He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail. He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old. He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy. Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

 - Lamentations 3: 1-9 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We've never actually celebrated this day here before...

BONUS - Palestrina's Lamentations



Many Christians in the United States observe Holy Saturday, which falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It commemorates the day when Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is also known as Easter Eve and is the last day of Lent.

Many Christians in the United States attend an Easter vigil service on Holy Saturday. They remember Holy Saturday as the day when Jesus lay in his tomb. An Easter candle is lit in some homes, particularly among families who cannot attend the Easter vigil services. Easter vigil prayers are also made on this day. Baptisms are held during some church services on Holy Saturday.

Many American families prepare for Easter Sunday celebrations on the Saturday before Easter. Children decorate eggs with paint, crayon, water colors, stickers and other material. These eggs are often placed in Easter baskets. Some people buy chocolate eggs to eat around this time of the year. Many people of Mexican descent who live in Los Angeles in California celebrate Holy Saturday with a colorful ceremony known as the Blessing of the Animals.

...Congregation members are sprinkled with blessed water in some churches in the United States. This blessed water symbolizes purification and baptism. Candles that are used for Easter vigil services represent the light of Jesus Christ, and that he brings light into darkness.


   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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, Christopher Huber of Alberta;

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

26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND Vickie Bonday Goodhart ('63) of VA AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 19, 1942 - In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto was established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.

April 19, 1943 - In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began, after German troops entered the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews.


Saturday, April 19, 1964 - Footballer and coach Gordon Marshall was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags 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!

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

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - - and snag yours today!



  From Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA - 04/18/14 - "Love My School":

I just want to keep in touch with y'all.  Keep me on the '63 list.

My mother,
 Hattie Timberlake Southall, died 4-4-2014.   Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) and I miss her already.

Lucy Southall Propst,
Williamsburg, VA

   Thank you, Lucy; it's great to hear from you again!

   You haven't fallen off my list. It's simply that as of the first of April I have not been able to easily communicate with anyone, thanks to a new anti-spam device adopted by my servers. Whenever I attempt to initiate an email conversation, I am "rewarded" with this message:

 "Message rejected due to DMARC."

   If I send a mailing to 450 people simultaneously, I am met with 450 INDIVIDUAL responses to that effect!

   Needless to say, this has been extremely disheartening. In fact, if I were to be completely truthful, I'd have to say that it really took the wind out of my sails when I was already having a difficult and stressful time with other concerns of life.

   I am seeking solutions for this problem now. I think if someone emails me, I can respond to them and it will make it through, but I'm not even certain of that.

   I was so sorry to hear of your mama's passing. You and Mary Frances have my very deepest sympathies.

   I made and posted her Memorial Newsletter right away on the Newsletter page, but even though it was available, the announcement never reached anyone...

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/18/14 - "Inside the Army's Spectacular, Hidden Treasure Room ~ You will not believe this...":

Unbelievable!!!!!! Who would know??? One of those "well-kept secrets!!!!

Inside the Army's Spectacular, Hidden Treasure Room ~ You will not believe this...

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks so much, Dools! I had always suspected such a thing existed, but I had seen this, I had never dreamed there was any way to corroborate it!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/18/14 - "The 4th handy hint is a good one PLUS dangerous antiques.":


Walking through the hallways at the middle school where I work, I saw a new substitute teacher standing outside his classroom with his forehead against a locker. I heard him mutter, "How did you get yourself into this?"

Knowing that he was assigned to a difficult class, I tried to offer moral support. "Are you okay?" I asked. "Can I help?"

He lifted his head and replied, "I'll be fine as soon as I get this kid out of his locker."

*-- I'm A Dog --*

A man walks into a doctor's office and says, "Doc, you have to help. I think I'm a dog."

The doctor says, "How long have you had this feeling?"

The man responds, "Ever since I was a puppy."

*-- I Got Two Orders --*

The salesman reported back to his boss after several weeks on the road and said, "All I got was two orders."

"What were they? Anything good?"

"Nope," the salesman replied. "They were 'Get out!' and 'Stay out!'"



*-- Virginia jury orders man to pay $5,001 to former coworker for peeing in his coffee --*

CULPEPER, Va. (UPI) - A Virginia jury has ordered a 53-year-old man to pay $5,001 to his former coworker after he admitted to putting something in his coffee -- and it wasn't cream and sugar. A jury in Culpeper County Circuit Court ordered James Carroll Butler to pay Michael Utz for spiking his coffee pot with pee in March 2009 while they were both working at the town's wastewater plant. The jury found that Butler, who had worked at the plant for 17 years before leaving in 2009, had "personal ill will and spite" towards Utz. When the tainted coffee pot was tested, lab results revealed that the strange brew contained urine and fecal material. The plant mechanic had been seeking $378,000 in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. "I done something I am very much ashamed of to a co-worker for [reasons, which are] stress-related [and] things going on in my life on and off the job. I am very much ashamed of my stupid and childlike behavior," Butler wrote in a letter from March 2009. Utz's attorney, Michael Sharman, told the Star Exponent that his client is "really, really happy about the victory and he's glad it's done."



Handy Hints

Hint 1:

Take a bowl and fill it with water to which add the juice from 1 lemon. Put the microwave on for 6-7 minutes (enough for the steam to condense) then remove the bowl and wipe the microwave clean.


Hint 2: Soften your dry elbows and knees by trying this trick using lemons...

Mix baking soda and lemon juice into a scrubbing paste and rub it onto your elbows and knees. Cleanse and apply olive or coconut oil.


Hint 3: Here is one of the best uses for apple cider vinegar.

Rinse freshly bought produce in 4 tablespoons cider vinegar dissolved in a gallon of cold water. This wash will remove dirt, pesticides, and insects.


Hint 4:

Glue a rock to the top of a empty pill bottle, bury the bottle so that only the rock shows. A spare key is hidden inside! So smart!



Between Antiques' Road Show, Martha Stewart and "How-To" cable TV shows, many people are buying old items like dishes, mugs, bowls, glasses, etc.

HOWEVER there is a caveat of danger.

Many of these items in use contain LEAD!! We all know about the dangers of lead in water, but glass and ceramics contained very high amounts of lead. Lead crystal for example. IN ADDITION, many imports still contain lead in pottery, kitchen items like glasses, dishes, etc.

There is a simple test to detect lead in antiques that are use. A simple stick from the hardware store rubbed on the object will change color in the presence of lead and perhaps make an antique something to enjoy by looking at instead of using.

I haven't heard of the dangers of lead in a long time, and the new generation of collectors may not know about this and many forget about it.

Informing the public could be a great lifesaver!

-Liz Russell



It takes 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 3 seconds for the moon to go through all of its phases (from one full moon to the next). This is close to the length of a month - which is why the word month means "moon."

The side of the moon we always see is called "the near side." The side we never see from Earth is "the far side." That's probably where Gary Larson got the name of his comic strip.

If you weigh 120 pounds on Earth, you would weigh 20 pounds on the moon, one-sixth of your weight on earth.

The light that comes from the moon is sunlight reflected off the moon's surface. It takes 1.25 seconds for the light to travel to Earth.

The moon is 2,160 miles in diameter - about a quarter of Earth's diameter.

A three-foot jump on earth would carry you 18 feet, 9 inches, on the moon.


My School

I had taken my three-year-old son, Josees, to the circus.

The ringmaster, "Casual Cal" was dressed in silver, black and white with a tall ringmaster's hat.

He led the crowd of mostly kids in one chant after another.

Finally, Casual Cal said, "On the count of three, everyone yell out what school you go to."


Josees was silent as the rest of the kids yelled.
Josees won't start school until the summer.

I yelled out my school.

Am I in night classes? No.
Am I taking postgraduate courses at a local university? No.
Am I taking seminary courses? No.
Am I taking a correspondence course? No.

I yelled out my school.

Perhaps you attend the same school as I do.


~A MountainWings Original~

   Thank you, Shari!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/28/14 - "Who Knew? (#17 in a series of 25)":

  YOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 04/10/14 - "Pictures for the Day (#4 in a series of 19)":

When the power of love overcomes the love
of power, the world will know peace.

   AWW - SO CUTE! Thanks, Jimmy!



BONUS HOLY SATURDAY RECIPES: - Holy Saturday Recipes - "In the Catholic Church, Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday, is the final day of the Triduum, the three days during which we commemorate Christ’s Passion. It is supposed to be a quiet day of reflection. I thought I would give my readers a idea of what to do with the leftover Easter eggs. They are already cooked, so it will save us some time in the kitchen. Waste not want not is my motto. I guess you could say they are being recycled."


From - 04/20/14:

During training exercises, the Lieutenant driving down a muddy back road encountered another car stuck in the mud with a red-faced colonel at the wheel.

"Your jeep stuck, sir?" asked the Lieutenant as he pulled alongside.

"Nope," replied the Colonel, coming over and handing him the keys, "Yours is."


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/21/14

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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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- Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 – 02 Feb 1594)


Stained Glass Window Image courtesy of - 04/21/14 (sic)

Easter Egg Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/21/14 (sic)

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

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

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

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

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