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06/03/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Jefferson Davis' 205th Birthday

Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.

Jefferson Davis
 (03 June 1808 - 06 Dec 1889)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We try to celebrate Jefferson Davis' birthday here every year, barring electronic difficulties or moving or such.....

BONUS - - Ashokan Farewell, Jay Unger and Molly Mason Family Band



   Happy Birthday today to       Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL AND    Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

06 - Robert Helmintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57);
07 -
   Fred Field ('45) of CA AND   Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA;

10 -         Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND the late    Eileen Casey Sparkman  (Ferguson HS - '68) (deceased 08/16/11) !

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 03, 1923 - In Italy, Benito Mussolini granted women the right to vote.

June 03, 1938 - The German Reich voted to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."

June 03, 1940 - The German Luftwaffe bombed Paris, killing 254 people. Most of the people killed were civilians and school children.

June 03, 1940 - The Battle of Dunkirk ended with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.

June 03, 1941 - The Wehrmacht razed the Greek village of Kandanos to the ground, killing 180 of its inhabitants.


Monday, June 03, 1963 - The Buddhist crisis: Soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam attack protesting Buddhists in Huế, South Vietnam, with liquid chemicals from tear-gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalized for blistering of the skin and respiratory ailments.

Monday, June 03, 1963 - Actress Anica Dobra (Аница Добра) was born in Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia.

Monday, June 03, 1963 - Politician and present Minister-President of Wallonia Rudy Demotte was born in Ronse, Belgium.

Monday, June 03, 1963 - Actor Toshiaki Karasawa (唐沢 寿明) was born in Japan.

Monday, June 03, 1963 - Turkish poet Nzım Hikmet (b. Nzım Hikmet Ran on 15 Jan 1902 in Salonica, Ottoman Empire (today Thessaloniki, Greece)[1]) died of a heart attack at 6.30 AM while picking up a morning newspaper at the door at his summer house in Peredelkino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union at the age of 61.

Monday, June 03, 1963 - Pope John XXIII (b. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli on 25 Nov 1881 in Sotto il Monte, a small country village in the Bergamo province of the Lombardy region of the Kingdom of Italy) died of peritonitis caused by a perforated stomach in the Vatican City at the age of 81.

      From Me ('65) of NC - 06/03/13:

   Speaking of moving, we moved back to Fayetteville, two years ago today!

"And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness."

~ 2 Nephi 5: 27

   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 06/02/13 - "Update":

  Hi Carol,
Hope this finds you and
        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61) doing well! You seem to have had a pretty long and rough down period with your health recently and remain in our prayers. I am also glad to hear an old friend,     Joe Wingo ('65 - of NC), is doing well after his recent surgery and want to wish him a continued fast recovery!

In the May 22nd newsletter you asked me how I am doing, so I am sending the attached photo of the old man learning to walk again. I am still awkward with my gait (steps) but, am really feeling great; still losing weight, and my Physical Therapist tells me I am doing pretty good in learning to use the new artificial leg! All in all, I am very fortunate to be alive and enjoying my family.

We celebrated my brother's (
   Chuck Ragland - '66 - of VA), son's (Jonathan Ragland) daughter's (Carrie Ragland) and grand daughter's (Charlotte Ragland's) birthdays during May, so it has been a busy and fun month.

I look forward to attending the NNHS Class of 63's 50-year Reunion this fall, which coincides with my birthday on October 5th; and will be the first reunion I have been able to attend due to past scheduling problems.

Please take care of yourself and tell Paul hello!

God Bless you and your family; and thanks again for helping to keep our Typhoon Family together!

   WOWZERONI! I'd say you are doing amazingly well! Congratulations, Butch! We are all delighted for you! Thanks so much for this photo!

   Although we both still keep having sudden and unexpected coughing spells, we've been officially "well" since May 24, and are venturing out in public once again, so that dumb annoying flu / pneumonia / whatever is perhaps finally behind us at last.

   I love your living room - and if my eyes do not deceive me, those three green glass pitchers on the shelf on the wall to your right were hand blown at the Glass Factory in Jamestown - loving reminders of Home and Heritage!

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 06/02/13, 9:20 AM - "New Baby Girl":

    Diana (Lyons Harty - Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) is having contractions again and she just threw up! I think it's really really for realsies this time!

   Little Dale. Did your mother never tell you that unborn babies delight in playing tricks on their parents? It's their primary source of entertainment. She was due to be born yesterday. Y'all hang in there. Meanwhile, listen carefully and you may just hear tiny peals of girlie giggles! 

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 06/02/13 - "Eagle Scout pic":

  There ya go  

   Thanks, Brent! I didn't have a copy of this picture of you when you made Eagle Scout! Ah, to be sixteen again!


BONUS GREY CROCHET PATTERN: and - Grey Shadows Scarf - "A combination of fun faux fur balls in one yarn, the elegant, subtly changing colors in another, accented by just the right touch of metallic glitter, make this scarf a unique fashion accent for your fall and winter wardrobe."

BONUS JEFFERSON DAVIS RECIPE: - "My aunt clipped this recipe from the newspaper many years ago. I found it among her recipe collection."


From LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 05/12/13:

"A Birthday Gift To Grandson"

When my three-year-old son opened the birthday gift from his grandmother, he discovered a water pistol. He squealed with delight and headed for the nearest sink. I was not so pleased. I turned to Mom and said, "I'm surprised at you. Don't you remember how we used to drive you crazy with water guns?"

Mom smiled and then replied....."Oh, I remember...."

1. Thursday, June 6, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 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. Thursday, July 4, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

4. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/03/13

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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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  Ashokan Farewell

Words by Grian MacGregor
Music by Jay Ungar

The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashokan.
The pines and the willows know soon we will part.
There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken,
And a love that will always remain in my heart.

My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter,
The magic of moving as one,
And a time we'll remember long ever after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done.

Will we climb the hills once more?
Will we walk the woods together?
Will I feel you holding me close once again?
Will every song we've sung stay with us forever?
Will you dance in my dreams or my arms until then?

Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping
Over the lake the stars shine.
They wonder if you and I will be keeping
The magic and music, or leave them behind.

"Ashokan Farewell" midi and lyrics courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Dave!

First Image of Jefferson Davis courtesy of - 05/31/06

Second Image of Jefferson Davis courtesy of - 05/31/06

Confederate Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/31/06

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

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

Cheyenne High School's Desert Shields Logo courtesy of - 02/05/08

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

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!

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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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