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05/29/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Ascension Day

“And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud
received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up,
behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee,
why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven

- Acts 1: 9-11 (King James Version)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is a Christian holiday (though not necessarily observed by all Christians), celebrated on the 40th day after Easter Sunday.  It marks the day when Jesus Christ ascended up into Heaven, 40 days after His resurrection from the dead.  I think that this is only our second observance of it here together as the big Typhoon family that we are.



   Happy Birthday today to   Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND    Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND    Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND    JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC 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;

04 -        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL AND   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA;

05 -     Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of UT!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 28, 1940 - Belgium surrendered unconditionally to Germany.

May 28, 1940 - Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recaptured Narvik in Norway. This was the first allied infantry victory of the War.

May 28, 1941 - The Allies began their evacuation of Crete.

May 28, 1942 - In retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia killed over 1,800 people.


Thursday, May 28, 1964 - The Palestine Liberation Organization was formed. (?!?)

Thursday, May 28, 1964 - Comedian, actor, and author David Baddiel was born David Lionel Baddiel in New York City, New York.

Thursday, May 28, 1964 - Boxer Jeff Fenech was born in St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Thursday, May 28, 1964 - Basketball player and coach Armen Gilliam was born Armon Louis Gilliam in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. At the age of 47 he collapsed during a basketball game at the LA Fitness gym in the Pittsburgh suburb of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, on the evening of July 5, 2011.[4] He was rushed to St. Clair Hospital, in nearby Mt. Lebanon, where he was pronounced dead of a heart attack.[6]

Thursday, May 28, 1964 - Actress Christa Miller was born Christa Beatrice Miller in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Thursday, May 28, 1964 - Singer and actress (Hotdog) Zsa Zsa Padilla was born Esperanza Padilla in Manila, Philippines.

Thursday, May 28, 1964 - Singer-songwriter and pianist Phil Vassar was born in Lynchburg, Virginia.


May 29, 1939 - The Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja was appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.

May 29, 1940 - The first flight of the F4U Corsair.

May 29, 1942 - Adolf Hitler ordered all Jews in occupied Paris to wear an identifying yellow star on the left side of their coats.

May 29, 1945 - The first combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.

May 29, 2004 - The World War II Memorial, approved by the U.S. Congress in 1993, was dedicated on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The memorial features 56 granite pillars representing the states, territories of that time and the District of Columbia, and two arches that symbolize the two theaters of the war (Atlantic and Pacific). A wall is also featured with 4,000 sculpted gold stars to commemorate the more than 400,000 Americans killed in the war. The memorial covers seven landscaped acres.


Friday, May 29, 1964 - The Arab League met in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization. (?!?)

Friday, May 29, 1964 - Actor and politician Jestoni Alarcon was born Jesus Antonio Pineda Alarcon in Quezon City, Philippines.

Friday, May 29, 1964 - Politician Howard Mills III was born Howard D. Mills III in Goshen, New York.

     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!

3) NNHS Typhoon logo visors for only $6.00!

   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!


 Only $12.95!
Only $3.89! Only $6.00!

        From My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA - 05/26/14 - " Add       Dad (Rennie Dick - '54 - of VA) and Lita to your NNHS distribution list":

Hi Carol! Hope all is well. Please add Dad and Lita to your NNHS updates. Their email address is:


Thanks, Renee! This is a newer email addy than I had for them, and I'll add it to my mailing list - for all the good it will do me...

   The latest news is available on the 2014 NNHS Newsletters link, but beginning April 1, some silly anti-spam measures suddenly and without warning left me unable to initiate any emails through gmail.

     "Message rejected due to DMARC."

   I'm about to try something else.

  From Rick Chandler ('65) of TX - 05/28/14 - "Missing Newsletters":

I have not received a newsletter since early April and would like to be re-added to the mailing list.

Rick Chandler

   Hi, Rick! You are certainly still on my mailing list, but after the original fiasco in early April when I was blasted by several hundred separate and individual notices telling me that my notes did not and would not go ANYWHERE as I have been declared by unknown authorities the Evil Incarnate, I have had not the heart nor the will to try sending them again through gmail. I have a new plan, though - stay tuned!

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA - 05/23/14 - "Claire":

It turns out that my 3-year-old girl knows the words to the Red Dwarf theme song. ... not sure if that's awesome or very, very sad. I think I'm gonna go with awesome.

"♫♪ -- It's cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere ... -- ♪♫"

    Oh, I would! I truly would! Thank you, Dale! Kiss your funny, precocious chickadees for me!

Red Dwarf (TV Series)


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/28/14, 7:50 PM - "Why I Like Retirement !":

Why I Like Retirement !

I made the type all bigger so you Ol’ Folks could read it too…..

Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked,
'How old was your husband?' '98,' she replied.... 'Two years older than I am.'
'So you're 96,' the undertaker commented..
She responded, 'Hardly worth going home, is it?'


Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman:
'And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?' the reporter asked...
She simply replied, 'No peer pressure.'


The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs, then go find them.


I've sure gotten old!
I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes.
I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that
make me dizzy, winded, and subject toblackouts.
Have bouts with dementia.
Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore.
Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92.
Have lost all my friends. But, thank God,
I still have my driver's license.


I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission
to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.
But, by the time I got my sweats on, the class was over.


My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.


Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.


It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker.


These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, 'For fast relief.'


 And, always remember .. 

You don't stop laughing because you grow old, You grow old because you stop laughing!

       Thanks, Dearest Judy!

   From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 05/28/14, 9:19 PM - "Ramblings of a Retired Mind":

Ramblings of a Retired Mind

I was thinking about how a status symbol of today is those cell phones that everyone has clipped onto their belt or purse. I can't afford one. So, I'm wearing my garage door opener.

I also made a cover for my hearing aid and now I have what they call blue teeth, I think.

You know, I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people didn't like me anyway.

I was thinking that women should put pictures of missing husbands on beer cans!

I thought about making a fitness movie for folks my age, and call it 'Pumping Rust'.

I've gotten that dreaded furniture disease. That's when your chest is falling into your drawers!

When people see a cat's litter box, they always say, 'Oh, have you got a cat?' Just once I want to say, 'No, it's for company!'

Employment application blanks always ask who is to be notified in case of an emergency. I think you should write, 'A Good Doctor'!

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then, it dawned on me. They were cramming for their finals.

As for me, I'm just hoping God grades on the curve.

A penny saved is a government oversight.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

He who hesitates is probably right.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL.

If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble..

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS' together it spells 'Theirs...'

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of Algebra.

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young. Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Lord, Keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth ..

... AMEN

     Thank you, Stacy!


From - 05/28/14:

The boss was concerned that his employees weren’t giving him enough respect, so he tried and old fashioned method of persuasion: He brought in a sign that said “I’m the Boss” and taped it to his door.

After lunch, he noticed someone had taped another note under his. “Your wife called. She wants her sign back!”


1. Wednesday, July 16, 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.

2. 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

3. 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

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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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O Christ, Thou Hast Ascended

Music - Greenland

Words by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr., 1872
(25 Jan 1825 -16 May 1906)

O Christ, thou hast ascended
triumphantly on high,
by cherub guards attended
and armies of the sky:
let earth tell forth the story:
our very flesh and bone,
Emmanuel, in glory,
ascends his Father's throne.

Heaven's gates unfold above thee,
but canst thou, Lord, forget
the little band who love thee
and gaze from Olivet?
Nay, on thy breast engraven
thou bearest every name,
our Priest in earth and heaven
eternally the same.

There, there thou standest pleading
the virtue of thy blood,
for sinners interceding,
our Advocate with God;
and every changeful fashion
of our brief joys and cares
finds thought in thy compassion
and echo in thy prayers.

O for the priceless merit
of thy redeeming cross!
Vouchsafe thy sevenfold Spirit
and turn to gain our loss;
till we by strong endeavor
in heart and mind ascend,
and dwell with thee for ever
in glories without end.

"O Christ, Thou Hast Ascended" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 05/21/09

Image of Ascension Painting courtesy of - 05/21/09

Grey Track clip art courtesy of - 05/21/09

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

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!!

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

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

Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of - 02/05/08

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of - 09/25/07

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

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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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