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05/05/18 - 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  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!


April 05, 1818 - In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement, led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín, won a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.


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.


Saturday, May 05, 1968 - Singer-songwriter and pianist Paula Cole was born in Rockport, Massachusetts.

Saturday, May 05, 1968 - Writer Félix Couchoro (b. 30 Jan 1900[1] in Ouidah, Dahomey) died in Lomé, Togo at the age of 68.

Saturday, May 05, 1968 - Footballer Lajos Csordás (b. 26 Oct 1932 in Budapest, Hungary) died in Budapest, Hungary at the age of 35.

Saturday, May 05, 1968 - Gymnast Giuseppe Paris (b. 22 Sept 1895 in Italy) died in Italy at the age of 72.

“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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/05/18:
  Thank you, Joan!

 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, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 05/04/18:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jean!

From MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 05/04/18:

  BRILLIANT! Thank you, MaeLea!

  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 05/04/18:

  Thanks, Mark!

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

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

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/03/18 - "Gr-8 Tips!" (#1 in a Series of 16):
  Thank you, Shari!


Pansy Doily - "This pansy doily was originally published in the 1940s..." - Remember this old friend?

Teddy Bears - "... Teddy is a lifetime friend!..." - $5.57


Pam MacKenzie's Knitting Comfort Dolls in the Round - "...I decided to make a Comfort Doll again. I haven't made one of them in 5 years, but knitting one was like rediscovering an old friend. The pattern I linked to, though is for knitting flat, and if you do that, you have to sew a seam up the back. Personally, I'd rather knit in the round..."


Webutante's Tried and True Recipes


From - 05/04/18:

My friend asked me to help him with his crossword puzzle as he was struggling with 4 across.

"What's the clue?" I asked.

"Overworked postman," he said.

"How many letters?"


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. RSVPs should have been made 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 05/04/18

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

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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!

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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

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