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05/27/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Memorial Day

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”

- Minot J. Savage
(10 June 1841 - 22 May 1918)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Assuming all is well with both me and my computer systems, we observe this day here every year.



   Happy Birthday today 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;


   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 AND  Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA AND  Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA;

03 - Bill Combs ('63) AND     Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 27, 1919 - The NC-4 aircraft arrived in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.


May 27, 1940 - In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit were shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survived.

May 27, 1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency" amid rising world tension.

May 27, 1941 -
The German battleship Bismarck was sunk in the North Atlantic by British naval and air forces, killing almost 2,100 men.

May 27, 1942 -
German General Erwin Rommel began a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.

May 27, 1942 - In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in Prague.

May 27, 1944 -
U.S. General MacArthur landed on Biak Island in New Guinea. 


May 27, 1969 - Baseball player Todd Hundley was born Todd Randolph Hundley in Martinsville, Virginia.

May 27, 1969 - Race car driver Jeremy Mayfield was born Jeremy Allen Mayfield in Owensboro, Kentucky.

May 27, 1969 - Computer scientist and engineer Craig Federighi was born in the USA.

May 27, 1969 - Actor and producer Jeffrey Hunter (b. Henry Herman McKinnies, Jr. on 25 Nov 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana) died of an intracranial hemorrhage and skull fracture while on a three-stair set of steps at his home in Van Nuys, California. He was 42 years old.

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

Ego trips are almost always made on someone else's expense account.

- Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004

   Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/25/18:
  Thank you, Joan!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/27/17 - "There IS a Difference":


 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/24/19, 6:00 AM - "Memorial Day":


 Thank you, Billy!


  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 05/27/19, 10:15 AM - "MEMORIAL DAY 2019: A Day of Remembrance":

  "Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world."

- Opening portion of the remarks by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Powers Europe, prepared and sent to the troops just before the commencement of the D-Day invasion and released to the press in written and radio format once fully underway, June 6, 1944
In the freezing cold and snow of Bastogne, Belgium American Cemetery in Normandy, France

With those words, which ended with a request for Almighty Providence to guide and protect our warriors and lead them to victory, the long awaited push across Europe began to put a stop to the madness of Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich. It is, of course, one of the most written about and studied events in military history and large numbers of American soldiers died on that first confusing and fateful day to gain a beachhead in France. Yet, it was just one of hundreds of huge confrontations that America has faced in her history beginning with the American Revolution and many battles and places that are never talked about yielded the same result, large numbers of Americans dying for freedom.

... Americans have died in untold numbers where they have been called. We don't have to like it, just acknowledge it and realize in so doing, they gave their country the ultimate sacrifice.

It happened at Valley Forge, Saratoga, Gettysburg, Richmond, Verdun, Normandy, El Alamein, Guadalcanal, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and many more. Sadly, it will continue from time to time as long as evil tries to gain by force the destruction of freedom.

They died that we may live and it is only appropriate that on this day we take a moment of silence and offer a prayer of thanks for what they did. If you are with friends or family, perhaps it is just a great time to gather around the flag as we honor them. Perhaps those in attendance who have had their lives personally touched by the loss of someone dear to them in combat will offer comments. Regardless, remembering and never forgetting them is so important for our future if we ever want to try and end war, as unlikely as that might be in a troubled world. But remembering them is the least we can do.

God bless America, sleep well, fallen heroes and I trust that those of us who live with God always in our hearts may see those heroes again. I truly believe they all have earned a special place at His table. Have a blessed day.

     Thank you, Jimmy!

   From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 05/24/18:

  Thank you so much, Santa Jim!

 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 05/27/18:


Thank you, Jerry!


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/21/19, 10:42 PM - "Natural dyes and projects" (#3 in a Series of 12):

  Natural dyes and projects

     Thank you, Shari!


“It's all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.

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



From - 05/26/18:

A man in a movie theater noticed what looks like a baby giraffe sitting next to him.

"Are you a baby giraffe?" asked the man, surprised.


"What are you doing at the movies?"

The little giraffe replied, "Well, I liked the book."

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 -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.
3. Friday, August 02, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at    

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/26/19

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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Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 – 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of, also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks again, Dave!

Memorial Day Image courtesy of Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA - 05/21/10
Thanks, Tommy!

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/26/06
Thanks, Al!

Elaine's Memorial Day Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/24/06 

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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