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05/26/18 - NNHS Newsletter - John Wayne's 111th Birthday

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean.
It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.”

“I never have really become accustomed to the 'John.' Nobody ever really calls me John... I've always been Duke
or Marion or John Wayne. It's a name that goes well together, and it's like one word - John Wayne.”

- John Wayne
(26 May 1907 - 11 June 1979)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's always a good thing to remember John Wayne.

BONUS #1 - John Wayne - Introduction to Gunsmoke, 1955

BONUS #2 - John Wayne IS The Last Shootist, 1975

BONUS #3 - John Wayne - America: Why I Love Her

BONUS #4 - John Wayne's 100th Birthday Celebration at the Newport Beach Film Festival, 2007



  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/26/18 - "     My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC":

   Yesterday, Paul went to have some labs run in anticipation of his visit to his nephrologist at Carolina Kidney on Wednesday. At 4:30 this morning my phone rang - twice - from a number I didn't recognize. Patting myself on the back for having the foresight to mute the phone so we could sleep through the night, when I awoke at 7:00 AM I ran the number through Google, and saw that it was listed to someone in Fuquay-Varina. AHA, I thought, an obvious spammer, so I blocked it from further calls.

   At 9:30 I had a text from that very same number. It was another physician at Carolina Kidney (of whom we had never heard) telling us to discontinue Paul's lisinopril for his blood pressure, as his potassium levels were at 6.7 (normal range is between 3.5 and 5.0). Moreover, we should get him to the ER as soon as possible, as hyperkalemia is a dangerous situation.

   I immediately called    My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - Most Popular Boy in the Class of 1990 - of NC) and asked him if he could come take his dad to the ER. He had just dropped off his children for a youth activity and was off to take care of some business of his own, but dropped everything and came to get him. After spending five hours in the ER, his potassium levels had dropped to 6.1, and he was allowed to return home. Thanks, Brent!

   Your prayers for Paul's improvement are requested.


   Happy Birthday today to  Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -  Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND  Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;

30 -  Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND   Chuck Jones ('66) of FL;

31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND   the late JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) (d. 02/18/18) AND  Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72);

01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;

02 -      Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA AND  Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA AND  Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 26, 1868 - The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal by one vote.


May 26, 1918 - The Democratic Republic of Georgia was established.


May 26, 1940 - U.S. President Roosevelt made a radio appeal to the Red Cross due to the dire straits of Belgian and French civilians.

May 26, 1940 - Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces began a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France. The evacuation was known as Operation Dynamo.

May 26, 1940 - The Siege of Calais ended with the surrender of the British and French garrison.

May 26, 1942 - The Battle of Bir Hakeim (also known as the Battle of Gazala) began.

May 26, 1952 - The borders between East and West Germany and between East Germany and West Berlin were closed. The border between East and West Berlin remained open. 


Saturday, May 26, 1967 - H-dagurinn in Iceland: Traffic changed from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight[2]

Saturday, May 26, 1968 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Fernando León de Aranoa was born in Madrid, Spain.

Saturday, May 26, 1968 - Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, was born in Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Saturday, May 26, 1968 - Footballer and manager Steve Sedgley was born Steve Philip Sedgley in Enfield, England.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/23/15:

“What matters most is what lasts longest.

- M. Russell Ballard
(b. 08 Oct 1928)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/26/18:
  Thank you, Joan!

From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 05/22/17:


Thank you, Catherine! I like this!



From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/25/17 - "Seven Keys to Life":


 Thank you so much, Susan!


“Serkin was so sick he almost died for three days.

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/20/18 - "Good and Beautiful Flowers" (#6 in a Series of 19):

  Turn off your t.v.
Turn off your cell phone.
Power down your computer.
Turn off your mind chatter.
Sit still and connect to the divine.
Do this for at least ten minutes a day.
You'll be surprised at the guidance that comes through.
--A student of life

     Thank you, Shari!



John Wayne Graph Pattern - not free, but $9.99


The Duke Cowl by Tahlia Fernandez - "'Never apologize, Mister. It's a sign of weakness.' - John Wayne in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949): Reminiscent of the Duke's bandannas he wore in so many of his cowboy movies (see the one he wore in The Searchers, in particular), this cowl is simple and functional with just enough detail to add some interest. The Duke may be blocked to prevent curling, or may be unapologetically allowed to do as it will without blocking while keeping you warm. A quick, easy knit for that one skein of worsted weight yarn you just don't know what to do with." - not free, but only $2.04


John Wayne's Casserole Recipe - "This recipe was contributed by the American actor John Wayne in his last year, 1979, to a cookbook raising money for cancer. There has since emerged another casserole named 'John Wayne', but this is the original recipe, without beef in it. (See encyclopedia page on the casserole for the history of both versions.)"

John Wayne Beef and Biscuit Casserole

TWO John Wayne Recipes: Casserole PLUS Green Chilie Squares!

From - 05/25/18:

The young mother skeptically examined a new educational toy. "Isn't it rather complicated for a small boy?" she asked the salesclerk.

"It's designed to adjust the child to live in today's world, ma'am," the shop assistant replied. "So basically, any way he tries to put it together is wrong."

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

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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 power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Ballad of the Green Berets

Written and Performed by Sgt. Barry Sadler

Fighting soldiers from the sky
Fearless men who jump and die
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Trained to live, off nature's land
Trained in combat, hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage deep, from the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her this last request

Put silver wings on my son's chest
Make him one of America's best
He'll be a man they'll test one day
Have him win the Green Beret

"Ballad of the Green Berets" midi courtesy of - 05/26/07

"Ballad of the Green Berets" lyrics courtesy of - 05/26/07

First John Wayne Image courtesy of - 05/26/07

Second John Wayne Image courtesy of - 05/26/07

Gold Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/26/07

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!

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

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

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

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