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06/04/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
For the Good Times

“Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.”

- Doug Larson

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We don't seem to have ever used this song here before; can't imagine why.....

BONUS #1 - - For the Good Times - Kris Kristofferson, 1970

BONUS #2 - - For the Good Times - Ray Price


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of NV (now in school in UT)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 Eileen Casey Sparkman (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


From Roland McCoy of VA - 06/03/10 - "Classes of 1945 65-Year reunion":

The Classes of 1945 will hold their 65-Year Reunion at Warwick Forest Retirement Community on June 26, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30.  Reservations close on June 15th.  Three menu choices: Prime rib, chicken Cordon Bleu or crab cakes, $20.  For additional information, please email

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks so much, Roland! We have it posted for you:


June 04, 1939 - Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, was denied permission to land in Florida after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, many of its passengers later died in Nazi concentration camps.

June 04, 1940 - The Dunkirk evacuation ended – British forces completed evacuation of 300,000 troops from Dunkirk in France.

June 04, 1942 - The Battle of Midway began. Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo ordered a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese navy.

June 04, 1943 - A military coup in Argentina ousted Ramón Castillo.

June 04, 1944 - A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captured the German submarine U-505 – the first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.

June 04, 1944 - Rome fell to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.


Friday, June 04, 1965 - Motorcycle racer Mick Doohan was born in Brisbane, Australia.

Friday, June 04, 1965 - Tennis player Andrea Jaeger was born in Chicago, Illinois.

       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 06/03/10 - "An augmentation for a WWII date":


I'm sure you'll be mentioning the Battle of Midway (June 4-7, 1942) in a forthcoming NNHS newsletter. Here's some associated Newport News trivia that seldom is mentioned that you may wish to include.

Bill Lee



The Battle of Midway, which commenced on 4 June 1942, turned the tide in the Pacific during the early days of World War Two.   Central to this American victory were the three aircraft carriers that participated:




Historical accounts of that pivotal battle appropriately concentrate on the tactics, the accomplishments – and the sacrifices – of the carriers’ air wings.  


Recorded history seldom notes that the three carriers were sister ships and almost never mentions that they were all designed and built at the same shipyard – the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company.  



In addition, apparently no such history has ever recorded the fact that all three carriers were constructed on - and launched from - the same set of shipways at NNS.



The carrier YORKTOWN was lost in that battle. One of the very last aviators to fly off her damaged and listing flight deck was a 1936 Naval Academy graduate who had become a naval aviator in 1940.


Years later, that young naval officer -   Ralph Cousins (1915-2009) - became one of the navy's top admirals.

Following his retirement from the Navy, he served as President of NNS&DDCo for two years (1977-1978).

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Bill! I personally was unaware of most of that information!

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/31/10 - "Remembering those who sacrificed all that we might be live & be free":

From the Heritage Foundation on this date:

In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan's 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery:

Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It's a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It's a day to be with the family and remember.

I was thinking this morning that across the country children and their parents will be going to the town parade and the young ones will sit on the sidewalks and wave their flags as the band goes by. Later, maybe, they'll have a cookout or a day at the beach. And that's good, because today is a day to be with the family and to remember.

Arlington, this place of so many memories, is a fitting place for some remembering. So many wonderful men and women rest here, men and women who led colorful, vivid, and passionate lives. There are the greats of the military: Bull Halsey and the Admirals Leahy, father and son; Black Jack Pershing; and the GI's general, Omar Bradley. Great men all, military men. But there are others here known for other things.

Here in Arlington rests a sharecropper's son who became a hero to a lonely people. Joe Louis came from nowhere, but he knew how to fight. And he galvanized a nation in the days after Pearl Harbor when he put on the uniform of his country and said, "I know we'll win because we're on God's side." Audie Murphy is here, Audie Murphy of the wild, wild courage. For what else would you call it when a man bounds to the top of a disabled tank, stops an enemy advance, saves lives, and rallies his men, and all of it single-handedly. When he radioed for artillery support and was asked how close the enemy was to his position, he said, "Wait a minute and I'll let you speak to them." [Laughter]

Michael Smith is here, and Dick Scobee, both of the space shuttle Challenger. Their courage wasn't wild, but thoughtful, the mature and measured courage of career professionals who took prudent risks for great reward—in their case, to advance the sum total of knowledge in the world. They're only the latest to rest here; they join other great explorers with names like Grissom and Chaffee.

Oliver Wendell Holmes is here, the great jurist and fighter for the right. A poet searching for an image of true majesty could not rest until he seized on "Holmes dissenting in a sordid age." Young Holmes served in the Civil War. He might have been thinking of the crosses and stars of Arlington when he wrote: "At the grave of a hero we end, not with sorrow at the inevitable loss, but with the contagion of his courage; and with a kind of desperate joy we go back to the fight."

All of these men were different, but they shared this in common: They loved America very much. There was nothing they wouldn't do for her. And they loved with the sureness of the young. It's hard not to think of the young in a place like this, for it's the young who do the fighting and dying when a peace fails and a war begins. Not far from here is the statue of the three servicemen—the three fighting boys of Vietnam. It, too, has majesty and more. Perhaps you've seen it—three rough boys walking together, looking ahead with a steady gaze. There's something wounded about them, a kind of resigned toughness. But there's an unexpected tenderness, too. At first you don't really notice, but then you see it. The three are touching each other, as if they're supporting each other, helping each other on.

I know that many veterans of Vietnam will gather today, some of them perhaps by the wall. And they're still helping each other on. They were quite a group, the boys of Vietnam—boys who fought a terrible and vicious war without enough support from home, boys who were dodging bullets while we debated the efficacy of the battle. It was often our poor who fought in that war; it was the unpampered boys of the working class who picked up the rifles and went on the march. They learned not to rely on us; they learned to rely on each other. And they were special in another way: They chose to be faithful. They chose to reject the fashionable skepticism of their time. They chose to believe and answer the call of duty. They had the wild, wild courage of youth. They seized certainty from the heart of an ambivalent age; they stood for something.

And we owe them something, those boys. We owe them first a promise: That just as they did not forget their missing comrades, neither, ever, will we. And there are other promises. We must always remember that peace is a fragile thing that needs constant vigilance. We owe them a promise to look at the world with a steady gaze and, perhaps, a resigned toughness, knowing that we have adversaries in the world and challenges and the only way to meet them and maintain the peace is by staying strong.

That, of course, is the lesson of this century, a lesson learned in the Sudetenland, in Poland, in Hungary, in Czechoslovakia, in Cambodia. If we really care about peace, we must stay strong. If we really care about peace, we must, through our strength, demonstrate our unwillingness to accept an ending of the peace. We must be strong enough to create peace where it does not exist and strong enough to protect it where it does. That's the lesson of this century and, I think, of this day. And that's all I wanted to say. The rest of my contribution is to leave this great place to its peace, a peace it has earned.

Thank all of you, and God bless you, and have a day full of memories.

   Thanks so much, Paul!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/02/10 - "Rue McClanahan":

Golden Girl Rue McClanahan Dead At 76 From A Stroke...

Barbara Lawrence, the manager of Rue McClanahan, released a statement that the beloved actress has passed away at the age of 76. The cause of death was cited as due to a stroke at approximately 1am on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Rue had been dealing with various health issue on and off for better than a decade, but true to her feisty nature had fought through it all until the final straw snapped.

Read the entire story and share your thoughts at:

   Thank you, Shari! We've lost many of our favorite people lately.


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 06/03/10:


A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."

The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like." Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied,

"They will in a minute."


Wooden Spoons

One day during cooking class, the teacher, Mrs. Jones, was extolling her secrets for preparing perfect sauces.

When she ordered us to the stoves to prepare our assignments, she said, "Don't forget to use wooden spoons."

As I stirred my sauce, I contemplated the physics behind the mystery of the wooden spoon, and decided it must have something to do with heat conduction.

I approached Mrs. Jones to test my theory.

"Why wooden spoons?" I asked.

"Because," she replied, "if I have to sit here listening to twenty-three metal spoons banging against metal pots, I'll go nuts."


1. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

2. Saturday, June 26, 2010 - The NNHS Classes of 1945 will hold their 65-Year Reunion .at Warwick Forest Retirement Community. For additional information, please email Roland McCoy at - CLASSES OF 1945

3. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

5. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

6. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

7. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

8. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM - 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at: - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/01/10

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
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For the Good Times

Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson (b. 22 June 1936)

Recorded by Kris Kristofferson (b. 22 June 1936), 1970

Recorded by Ray Price (b. 12 Jan 1926), 1970

Don't look so sad
I know it's over
But life goes on
And this old world
Will keep on turning
Let's just be glad
We had some time to spend together
There's no need to watch the bridges
That we're burning

Lay your head,
Upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body
Close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowing soft, against the window
And make believe you love me,
One more time,
For the good times

I'll get along
You'll find another
And I'll be here
If you should find,
You ever need me
Don't say a word
About tomorrow, or forever
There'll be time enough for sadness
When you leave me

Lay your head
Upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body
Close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowing soft against the window
And make believe you love me
One more time
For the good times

"For the Good Times" midi (sequenced by Harry Todd) courtesy of - 06/04/10

"For the Good Times" lyrics courtesy of - 06/04/10

Nostalgic Chicken Cartoon courtesy of - 06/04/10

Animated Divider Line Bar  59 clip art courtesy of - 06/05/10 (sic)

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

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

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

Animated Navy Flag courtesy of - 06/18/03

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