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06/04/13 - 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,

   YEA - good times.....

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

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


"For the Good Times" is a 1970 song penned by Kris Kristofferson that appeared on his debut album Kristofferson.

Later that year, Ray Price recorded a version of the song which topped the U.S. country music charts[1] and was awarded "Song of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music. "For the Good Times" was Price's fifth #1 single and spent a total of nineteen weeks on the country chart.[2] "For the Good Times" crossed over onto the pop chart peaking at number eleven, becoming Ray Price's only release to hit the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.[3]


  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 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 the late    Eileen Casey Sparkman  (Ferguson HS - '68) (deceased 08/16/11) !

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


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.


Tuesday, June 04, 1963 - Basketball player Xavier McDaniel was born in Columbia, South Carolina.

       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 appreciate your sharing your knowledge with us!

  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 06/03/13 - "RE: Sea of Love":

--Wow, loved the   pic of your cousin        Cheryl (White Wilson - James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) and son Tim. I remember when he was born! What a nice looking young man. I know she and   Don (Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) are proud of him. He and our oldest Chera are the same age. Last time we saw him was at a art museum where he and Chera had artwork displayed when they were in high school!

Peace & Blessing, Cheryl

    Thanks so much, Cheryl! What fun these small world stories are!

  "Curiously," I remember when Tim was born, too!

   He is six weeks younger than our oldest son,
         Lewis (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL)

   Here we all are in 1970 on the boys' first Christmas Eve:    Seems like only yesterday....:

       From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 06/03/13 - "     Eleanor's (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) guests":


I am laughing now! Being that I am often a "guest" that appears on her doorstep! As a matter of fact I will appear Thursday! At least if someone will pick me up at the train station.

Thank you for the recognition for Tim! Perfectly done!

And, yes, I am singing "Who Wrote the Book of Love?" I sing it quite often - alone, of course! Well, who did write it?


   Thanks, Cheryl! I'm glad you liked it!

   Never fear; Eleanor will pick you up at the train station Thursday afternoon, and there will be more wild rejoicing and raucous behavior, because that is what we do!

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 06/03/13 - "Electricity and Ice Cream Cake Recipe":

We got power back Sunday evening. Luckily, the weather was nice and cool. So, no big deal.

I remember seeing a recipe in a fairly recent newsletter about ice cream cake. I didn't bother saving it because I couldn't possibly imagine wasting ice cream on cake. However, since the power failed on us right as I returned from the grocery store we have some ice cream that is pretty much only good for making a shake or a cake.

So, do you happen to know where that recipe is?

Thanks, love ya, and hope your trip to see
        Brent went well. Talk to ya later.

   YOWZERS!  Two days without electricity is more than just a little annoying, but we're so thankful you were all kept safe and protected from the ravages of that storm!

   Lemme see... the Mother's Day issue has a recipe for Ice Cream Bread:
Anyone heard of this? Use any flavor of Ice Cream.. just make sure it's not non-fat or low-fat.

  Ice Cream Bread

2 cups Ice Cream
1-˝ cup Self-Rising Flour

Stir together ice cream and flour, stirring just until flour is moistened. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8×4 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean. Remove from the pan, and cool on a wire rack.

   Hope it works! Thanks, Faniel - and our visit down to Swansboro to see Brent was SUPER!

Ah, thank you. Yeah, I think I will try it out sometime this week. Will let you know if it works.

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 06/03/13 - "Oklahoma Tornado":

Dude... Finally watched footage on that F5 twister in Oklahoma... Nuts stuff

   YOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Brent - I hadn't watched that either! Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Oklahoma.

   Here is another ten minute video (made by that same team) of destruction unfolding:

BONUS GOOD DAY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Good Day Crochet - "Good Day Crochet offers crochet patterns for crafters and sells handmade, original amigurumi animals. Patterns are free for one month after posting."

BONUS GOOD TIME RECIPE: - Good Time Casserole


From LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 05/19/13:

"The Boss's Itinerary"

To ensure that you have a good time on your trip to Australia, your team members have planned and developed a special itinerary to fill the time during your leisure hours. Agenda follows:

Day 1: The "10 Deadliest Snakes" Fall Tour. You and a guest will be escorted through the outback and provided with the opportunity to handle and examine each of the world's 10 most deadly snakes.

Day 2: The "Great White Encounter." You and your tour guide will take a small boat to the Great Barrier Reef, where you will be able to dive into the chum-laden water and experience the beauty of the Great White shark.

Day 3: The Aboriginal "Festival of Spears." You will be the honored guest of a small aboriginal village as they celebrate the subjugation of the aboriginal race by the white man, with free liquor and a special weapons exhibition.

Day 4: The "Crocodile Dundee" Petting Zoo. You will be able to come up-close and personal with the occasionally harmless salt-water crocodiles of the Australian coast. Lucky audience members are asked to participate in a croc wrestling exhibition.

Day 5: "Those Marvelous Morays." This tour will once again return you to the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, where you will be allowed to hand feed special finger-shaped sausages to the wild eels of Stubby Hand Reef.

We hope you will enjoy your trip!

Your loyal employees.

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

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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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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 clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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

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