06/09/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Cole Porter's 127th Birthday
My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We try to repeat today's birthday celebration here every year because I am one of Cole Porter's biggest fans.
BONUS - Cole Porter Tribute
| The NNHS Class of 1965
is holding its Belated 70th Birthday Celebration at The Cove Restaurant
in City Center (across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel), Newport
News tonight from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. No admission cost; run your own food
and beverage tab.
Y'all have fun!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND the late Eileen Casey Sparkman (Ferguson HS - '68) (deceased 16 Aug 2011)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Joan Warren Smith ('63) AND Butch Corson ('63) of Northern VA;
12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57);
14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND the late Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) (d. 20 July 2013) AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (Wife of George Konstant - '65 of VA) AND Linda McKenna Sivilich of PA AND My Grandson, Buckley Harty of CA;
16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND Kay Walker Gray ('57) of VA AND Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
June 09, 1940 - Norway surrendered to the Nazis.
June 09, 1944 - 99 civilians were hung from lampposts and balconies
by German troops in
in reprisal for
June 09, 1944 - The Soviet Union invaded East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941. Russia was fighting to gain back territory that had been ceded to it under the terms of the Treaty of Moscow of 1940.
June 09, 1995 - Japan's parliament passed a controversial resolution designed to atone for the country's role in World War II.
THIS DAY IN 1960:
Thursday, June 09, 1960 - The Newport News High School Class of 1960 was graduated.
I've attached scans of the invitation, program and tickets for Commencement Exercises for the Class of 1960.
Commencement took place on Thursday, June 9, 1960 at 8 pm. Please note a typo - the program says
Friday, June 9th but commencement was actually on Thursday, June 9th.
I also have the invitation for the "Graduation Dance at Newport News High School Cafeteria" for Thursday, June 9, 1960,
from 10 pm to 1 am; a ticket and program for the Junior-Senior Prom "Misty" for June 3, 1960, from 9 pm to 12 m,
(as well as my corsage); and a program for the Commencement Service at NNHS on Sunday, June 5, 1960, at 5 pm.
These are all in one big album with pictures from the 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, and 45th reunions of the Class of 60!
of Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 07/12/06 and 08/01/06
THIS DAY IN 1963:
Sunday, June 09, 1963 - The Newport News High
School Class of 1963 was graduated.
Courtesy of Susie Overton Jones
('63) of VA - 05/30/03
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Saturday, June 09, 1968 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.|
really want a certain blessing, youd better find out what
the laws are that govern that blessing and then work on
becoming obedient to those laws.
Russell M. Nelson
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/09/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of NC - 06/08/18 - " Joe's (Harty - Overhills HS, NC - '22 - of NC) Eighth Grade Graduation":
|Two graduations in one
day and moving as well. Here is the first one. Great job, Joe, on
graduating 8th grade at Overhills Middle School! On to High School!!
|Joe||Brent, Joe, and Laura||Brent and Joe|
From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of NC - 06/08/18 - " Alexandria's (Huber - Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Pebble Hills HS, TX / Overhills HS, NC - '18 - of NC) High School Graduation":
|Oh my gosh! Happy
graduation day, sweet Alexandria! You are starting your life and have
amazing things ahead of you! Brent and I love you so much! We are so
proud of what a beautiful young woman you have become! Congrats!!!
|Alexandria||Laura, Alexandria, and Brent||Alexandria and Laura||Alexandria|
|Great job, Alexandria!|
this modern technology just makes people try to do
everything at once.