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05/05/17 - NNHS Newsletter - The Way Old Friends Do

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days.
An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it
meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.”

- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th and current  Dalai Lama
(b. 06 July 1935)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

  This is a comforting song, wouldn't you agree? And who among us could not use a little comfort right now?

BONUS - - The Way Old Friends Do - ABBA


   Happy Birthday today to Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND (according to Plaxo)  Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL AND   Van Rowell ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);

08 -  Frank Gibson ('63) of VA;

09 -  Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA;

10 -  The late Mrs. Helen Hardy Shelton (deceased 19 Mar 2011) AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57) AND   My Cousin, the late Clarke Booth (Wakefield HS - '57) (deceased 30 Aug 2015!

12 - Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 05, 1936 - Italian troops occupied Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

May 05, 1940 - Norwegian refugees formed a government-in-exile in London.

May 05, 1940 - Norwegian Campaign – Norwegian squads in Hegra Fortress and Vinjesvingen capitulated to the Nazis after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.

May 05, 1941 - Emperor Haile Selassie returned to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorated the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.

May 05, 1944 - German troops executed 216 civilians in the village of Kleisoura in Greece.

May 05, 1945 - Canadian and UK troops liberated the Netherlands and Denmark from Nazi occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulated.

May 05, 1945 - The Prague Uprising began as an attempt by the Czech resistance to free the city from Nazi occupation.

May 05, 1945 - Six people were killed when a Japanese fire balloon exploded near Bly, Oregon. They were said to be the only Americans killed in the continental US during the war.

May 05, 1946 - The International Military Tribunal for the Far East began in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.


Friday, April 05, 1967 - Author and illustrator Adam Hughes was born in Riverside Township, New Jersey.

Friday, April 05, 1967 - Journalist and politician Alexis Sinduhije was born in Burundi.

“We are not defined by the things that make us separate and distinct but by the moments we share and the memories we make, and we're shaped by the hands we hold in ours, and cherish, and gently let go.”

- Jennifer Worth
(25 Sept 1935 - 31 May 2011)


From Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA - 05/04/17:

HELP if you can?

I received the following message from Shawn Morton looking for information on his dad, Bobby. There is also a picture of his late aunt, Diane Winkler Morton Perry ('67). If you knew Bobby or have any information, please be kind enough to share:

  Hi, Mrs. Morgan,

My name is Shawn Morton. I'm the son of Bobby Morton who went to Newport News High School in 1963; he was a sophomore that year. I purchased a 1963 yearbook off eBay which originally belonged to   Carla Fine. He may have gone there other years as well, but I'm not sure.

I also found photo of his brother, Wayne Morton ('66), in a class photo in 1956 at Parkview Elementary. I was hoping that someone in your group would maybe have some of those yearbooks or maybe knew him or had photos of my father. I don't have very many of him, for I was only a year old when he died.

I think the page you have up of the schools is amazing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

   Thank you, Deloris! Suspecting that my memory might have failed me, I checked all my yearbooks from that era. I kept careful notes in them, and unfortunately,  I was correct; my paths never crossed with either Bobby or Wayne.

   Curiously, Bobby's class picture is shown only in the '63 Anchor, and Wayne's only in the '62. The is a shot of Wayne with the JV Football Team on page 108 of the '62; it appears here in our Archive:  

   I was thus thwarted in my efforts to help Shawn, but I did add Bobby to the listings in the In Memoriam page of the Class of 1965. If Shawn can supply me with the dates and places of his father's birth and death, and perhaps the cause of his death, I can add those to his listing. Perhaps together we can all help him to learn more.

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

 From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 05/04/15 - "How Jewish Actress Hedy Lamarr Paved the Way for Wi-Fi":

It's Jewish American Heritage Month. The Jewish Women's Archive & @kveller are highlighting special women like scientist and actress Hedy Lamarr. Check it out.

   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Mayim! Strangely enough, because she's one of my very favorite actresses, I already knew this - EXCEPT for the part about her being Jewish! How could I have missed that?!?

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 05/04/17:

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cheryl!

“Yes, the mutes are already on. You took them off in the beginning.

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

  From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 04/16/17 - "25 Actual Predictions That Were Absolutely Wrong!" (#15 in a Series of 25):

  WOWZERONI! Thanks, George!

BONUS OLD FRIENDS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Pansy Doily - "This pansy doily was originally published in the 1940s..." - Remember this old friend? - Teddy Bears - "... Teddy is a lifetime friend!..."  - $5.00

BONUS OLD FRIENDS RECIPES: - Webutante's Tried and True Recipes


From - 05/04/17:

A woman went into a hardware store to purchase a bale of peat moss. She gave a personal check in payment and said to the clerk, "I suppose you will want some identification."

He replied, without hesitation, "No ma'am, that won't be necessary."

"Why is that?" asked the woman.

"Crooks don't usually buy peat moss," answered the clerk.


1. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: and CONTACT:

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/11/17

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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The Way Old Friends Do

Written and Composed by Benny Andersson (b. 16 Dec 1946) and Björn Ulvaeus (25 Apr 1945)

Recorded by ABBA, 1980

You and I can share the silence
Finding comfort together
The way old friends do
And after fights and words of violence
We make up with each other
The way old friends do
Times of joy and times of sorrow
We will always see it through
Oh, I don't care what comes tomorrow
We can face it together
The way old friends do

You and I can share the silence
Finding comfort together
The way old friends do
And after fights and words of violence
We make up with each other
The way old friends do
Times of joy and times of sorrow
We will always see it through
Oh, I don't care what comes tomorrow
We can face it together
The way old friends do

We can face it together
The way old friends do

"The Way Old Friends Do" midi courtesy of - 05/05/11
at the suggestion of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/03/11
Thanks, Joe!

"The Way Old Friends Do" lyrics courtesy of - 05/05/11
also at the suggestion of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/03/11
Thanks again, Joe!

"Why Do We Need Friends?" courtesy of - 05/05/11

Pink and Red Hearts Divider line clip art courtesy of - 08/20/05

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

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

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!

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

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