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06/12/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Vic Damone's 85th Birthday

“One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.”


-
Emily Dickinson, “Time and Eternity”
(10 Dec 1830 - 15 May 1886)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Do you remember??

BONUS - http://youtube.com/watch?v=onVWRT5JPls - An Affair to Remember - Vic Damone - with surprise subtitles!


HOMEWORK:

Vic Damone (born Vito Rocco Farinola)
(b. 12 June 1928)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic_Damone

http://vicdamone.com/home.html

http://www.nndb.com/people/655/000022589/

http://www.tv.com/vic-damone/person/7631/summary.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND     Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) of TX AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (Wife of   George Konstant - '65 of VA) AND     Linda McKenna Sivilich of PA AND        My Grandson, Buckley Harty of MA;

16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND    Kay Walker Gray ('57) AND        Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX;

17 - Dino Vretos ('57) AND   Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA;

18 - The late  Mimi Weger Green ('40) (deceased 15 Mar 2010)  AND    Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND    Mike Leonard ('68) of VA AND the late     Mark Wilson ('68) (deceased 04/19/11) AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71);

19 - Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) AND  Doris Landon Lewis ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


THIS DAY IN WWII:


June 12, 1929
- Anne Frank was born in Germany. She wrote in her diary about growing up in occupied Amsterdam during World War II. She died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945.

June 12, 1940 - 13,000 (some sources say 54,000 ?!?) British and French troops surrendered to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux, on the northern Channel border.

June 12, 1942 - Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday and made her first entry. The diary documented her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II.

June 12, 1943 - Germany liquidated the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. 1,180 Jews were led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.

June 12, 1987 - Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Wednesday, June 12, 1963 - Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.

Wednesday, June 12, 1963 - Rally driver Philippe Bugalski was born in France. He died on August 10, 2012 at the age of 49, from injuries sustained when he fell out of a tree at his home in Vichy.

Wednesday, June 12, 1963 - Footballer Warwick Capper was born in Victoria. Australia.

Wednesday, June 12, 1963 - Actor Tim DeKay (White Collar) was born Timothy Robert DeKay in Ithaca, New York.

Wednesday, June 12, 1963 - Wrestler Jerry Lynn was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Wednesday, June 12, 1963 - Wrestler Johnny Weiss was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 06/11/13 - "Trip to Cancun":

Hello friends,

Although more photos on face book here are a few of our trip last week to rainy Cancun. The storm which drenched Florida and the east coast started right over Cancun, Mexico. We had five days of stormy weather and finally two sunny days before we left.

Phil
 
         
         

   OH, how lovely - even in the rain! Thanks, Phil!


        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently on a joint military operation in NC) - 06/11/13 - "Old gas station in Havelock":

Mom and Dad... Here is that old gas station I was talking about earlier... With love
 
     SWEET! Thanks so much, Brent!

   Images of old gas stations always make me recall my childhood. What a joy to see this beauty has not been obliterated by the passing of time!

   It was super great seeing you again this weekend; glad you could come up to Fayetteville in spite of the storm!

     
     


     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 06/11/13 - "House Concert This Saturday June 15th - Bobby Tomberlin - Candi Carpenter - Jim Glaser":

It promises to be filled with great music and fantastic storytelling

Be sure to read the write ups about these amazing people....
  • Jim continues to play at the Opry, tours all over the world, was part of the Glaser Brothers Band  and tells stories about his days working with Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Kris Kristofferson
  • Bobby -  as a disc jockey at WLVN in his hometown of Luverne, Alabama. During this time he interviewed legends such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, and Keith Whitley. Mel Tillis gave Bobby his first publishing contract, and he is currently a staff writer for Curb Records Publishing.
  • No stranger to the small screen, Candi’s new music video for “My Fault Too” is currently in heavy rotation on The Country Network. The song’s powerful message inspire new fans to write her every day to share the impact the lyrics have had on their life. She’s been interviewed by Ralph Emery, and has appeared in Country Weekly Magazine. You may have heard her on 650 WSM being interviewed on Opry Backstage, The Bill Cody Morning Show, or the famed Midnight Jamboree

RSVP to me at  Terry.Seay@itsallaboutZmusic.com

 
  Special Guest - Tonya Lynette Stout

Although Tonya’s first love is country music, she writes anything from country to Christian to pop.  Tonya Lynette Stout has current cuts by Grammy award winning country artist Billy Dean, Houston Texas Award Winner Justin VanSant and ACM’s nominated country duo Joey + Rory’s current album amongst numerous ‘independent’ cuts.  Tonya’s song “A Seed” has been featured on The Today Show with Hoda & Kathie Lee.  Tonya has won numerous songwriting competitions and her song, “The Power of a Wish” was featured in the “Stories of Light” campaign by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.   
 
 

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun!


  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 06/11/13 - "Six boys and thirteen hands. You've probably seen before but worth another read.":

Yes, I too, have read this before, and once again, I am sending it to my friends, this is something, that should not be forgotten. God Bless you, and God Bless America.
 

Six Boys And Thirteen Hands...

Each year I am hired to go to Washington, DC, with the eighth grade class from Clinton, WI where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy visiting our nation's capitol, and each year I take some special memories back with me. This fall's trip was especially memorable.

On the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima memorial. This memorial is the largest bronze statue in the world and depicts one of the most famous photographs in history -- that of the six brave soldiers raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during WW II.

Over one hundred students and chaperones piled off the buses and headed towards the memorial. I noticed a solitary figure at the base of the statue, and as I got closer he asked, 'Where are you guys from?'

I told him that we were from Wisconsin. 'Hey, I'm a cheese head, too! Come gather around, Cheese heads, and I will tell you a story.'

(It was James Bradley who just happened to be in Washington, DC , to speak at the memorial the following day. He was there that night to say good night to his dad, who had passed away. He was just about to leave when he saw the buses pull up. I videotaped him as he spoke to us, and received his permission to share what he said from my videotape. It is one thing to tour the incredible monuments filled with history in Washington, DC , but it is quite another to get the kind of insight we received that night.)

When all had gathered around, he reverently began to speak. (Here are his words that night.)

'My name is James Bradley and I'm from Antigo, Wisconsin. My dad is on that statue, and I just wrote a book called 'Flags of Our Fathers' which is #5 on the New York Times Best Seller list right now. It is the story of the six boys you see behind me.

'Six boys raised the flag. The first guy putting the pole in the ground is Harlon Block. Harlon was an all-state football player. He enlisted in the Marine Corps with all the senior members of his football team. They were off to play another type of game. A game called 'War.' But it didn't turn out to be a game. Harlon, at the age of 21, died with his intestines in his hands. I don't say that to gross you out, I say that because there are people who stand in front of this statue and talk about the glory of war. You guys need to know that most of the boys in Iwo Jima were 17, 18, and 19 years old - and it was so hard that the ones who did make it home never even would talk to their families about it.

(He pointed to the statue) 'You see this next guy? That's Rene Gagnon from New Hampshire. If you took Rene's helmet off at the moment this photo was taken and looked in the webbing of that helmet, you would find a photograph...a photograph of his girlfriend. Rene put that in there for protection because he was scared. He was 18 years old. It was just boys who won the battle of Iwo Jima . Boys. Not old men.

'The next guy here, the third guy in this tableau, was Sergeant Mike Strank.... Mike is my hero. He was the hero of all these guys. They called him the 'old man' because he was so old. He was already 24. When Mike would motivate his boys in training camp, he didn't say, 'Let's go kill some Japanese' or 'Let's die for our country.' He knew he was talking to little boys.. Instead he would say, 'You do what I say, and I'll get you home to your mothers.'

'The last guy on this side of the statue is Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from Arizona ... Ira Hayes was one of them who lived to walk off Iwo Jima . He went into the White House with my dad. President Truman told him, 'You're a hero' He told reporters, 'How can I feel like a hero when 250 of my buddies hit the island with me and only 27 of us walked off alive?'

So you take your class at school, 250 of you spending a year together having fun, doing everything together. Then all 250 of you hit the beach, but only 27 of your classmates walk off alive. That was Ira Hayes. He had images of horror in his mind. Ira Hayes carried the pain home with him and eventually died dead drunk, face down, drowned in a very shallow puddle, at the age of 32 (ten years after this picture was taken).

'The next guy, going around the statue, is Franklin Sousley from Hilltop, Kentucky. A fun-lovin' hillbilly boy. His best friend, who is now 70, told me, 'Yeah, you know, we took two cows up on the porch of the Hilltop General Store. Then we strung wire across the stairs so the cows couldn't get down. Then we fed them Epsom salts. Those cows pooped all night.' Yes, he was a fun-lovin' hillbilly boy. Franklin died on Iwo Jima at the age of 19. When the telegram came to tell his mother that he was dead, it went to the Hilltop General Store. A barefoot boy ran that telegram up to his mother's farm. The neighbors could hear her scream all night and into the morning. Those neighbors lived a quarter of a mile away.

'The next guy, as we continue to go around the statue, is my dad, John Bradley, from Antigo, Wisconsin, where I was raised. My dad lived until 1994, but he would never give interviews. When Walter Cronkite's producers or the New York Times would call, we were trained as little kids to say 'No, I'm sorry, sir, my dad's not here. He is in Canada fishing. No, there is no phone there, sir. No, we don't know when he is coming back.' My dad never fished or even went to Canada. Usually, he was sitting there right at the table eating his Campbell's soup. But we had to tell the press that he was out fishing. He didn't want to talk to the press.

'You see, like Ira Hayes, my dad didn't see himself as a hero. Everyone thinks these guys are heroes, 'cause they are in a photo and on a monument. My dad knew better. He was a medic. John Bradley from Wisconsin was a combat caregiver. On Iwo Jima he probably held over 200 boys as they died. And when boys died on Iwo Jima, they writhed and screamed, without any medication or help with the pain.

'When I was a little boy, my third grade teacher told me that my dad was a hero. When I went home and told my dad that, he looked at me and said, 'I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who did not come back. Did NOT come back.'

'So that's the story about six nice young boys. Three died on Iwo Jima, and three came back as national heroes. Overall, 7,000 boys died on Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. My voice is giving out, so I will end here. Thank you for your time.'

Suddenly, the monument wasn't just a big old piece of metal with a flag sticking out of the top. It came to life before our eyes with the heartfelt words of a son who did indeed have a father who was a hero. Maybe not a hero for the reasons most people would believe, but a hero nonetheless.

We need to remember that God created this vast and glorious world for us to live in, freely, but also at great sacrifice

Let us never forget from the Revolutionary War to the current War on Terrorism and all the wars in-between that sacrifice was made for our freedom...please pray for our troops.

Remember to pray praises for this great country of ours and also ...please pray for our troops still in murderous places around the world.

STOP and thank God for being alive and being free due to someone else's sacrifice.

God Bless You and God Bless America!

REMINDER: Everyday that you can wake up free, it's going to be a great day.

One thing I learned while on tour with my 8th grade students in DC that is not mentioned here is . . that if you look at the statue very closely and count the number of 'hands' raising the flag, there are 13. When the man who made the statue was asked why there were 13, he simply said the 13th hand was the hand of God.


Great story - worth your time - worth every American's time. Please pass it on.

   Thanks so much, Jay Sweetie!


     From Me ('65) of VA - 06/11/13 - "Creativity":

     BOY HOWDY! Back at Magruder School, we had the "curing" of school paste down to a science!  First one must begin with a delicious tasting brand.  Then there were X number of days when the top must be left slightly ajar.  When the paste reached just that exact moment of perfection, it would be passed around the room for tasting.  Then it was time for another student to begin the process, so we always had "dessert". 

   Ah, good times!

 
 


     From Me ('65) of NC - 06/11/13 - "Chocolate Lasagna":

  Chocolate Lasagna

1 package regular Oreo cookies – about 36 cookies
6 Tablespoon butter, melted
1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons cold milk
1- 12 ounce tub Cool Whip, divided
2 – 3.9 ounce packages Chocolate Instant Pudding.
3 1/4 cups cold milk
1 - 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips

 
 

1. Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies. (use my food processor)

2. Transfer the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in 6 tablespoons melted butter and use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cookie crumbs. When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the additional layers.

3. Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in 2 Tablespoons of milk, and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 and 1/4 cups Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the crust.

4. In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and 1/4 cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the previous cream cheese layer. Allow the dessert to rest for about 5 minutes so that the pudding can firm up further.

5. Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving


BONUS CROCHET TO REMEMBER PATTERNS:


http://www.craftfoxes.com/how_tos/crochet-mustache-free-pattern - Jessica Polka's 'stache mask 

http://www.craftfoxes.com/how_tos/crochet-amigurumi-sandwich-from-yummi-gurumi  - Amigurumi Sandwich

http://chetcro.com/crochet-crocheted-flower/ - Crocheted Flowers - a plethora of designs!


BONUS RECIPES TO REMEMBER:

http://recipestoremember.wordpress.com/ - Recipes to Remember - An assortment of recipes found, loved, tweaked, and bookmarked.


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/11/13:

An Illinois man left the snow-filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida. His wife was on a business trip and was planning to meet him there the next day.

When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick email. Unable to find the scrap of paper on which he had written her email address, he did his best to type it in from memory.

Unfortunately, he missed one letter and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher's wife, whose husband had passed away only the day before. When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream and fell to the floor in a dead faint. At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:

DEAREST WIFE: JUST GOT CHECKED IN. EVERYTHING PREPARED FOR YOUR ARRIVAL TOMORROW.

P.S. SURE IS HOT DOWN HERE.
 
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. 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.

2. Wednesday, August 14, 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. 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 www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/03/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


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

                                   Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
     

 


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An Affair to Remember

Words by Harold Adamson (10 Dec 1906 – 17 Aug 1980) and Leo McCarey (03 Oct 1898 – 05 July 1969)
Music by
Harry Warren (24 Dec 1893 – 22 Sept 1981)

Recorded by Vic Damone (b. 12 June 1928), 1957


Our love affair is a wondrous thing
That we'll rejoice in remembering
Our love was born with our first embrace
And a page was torn out of time and space

Our love affair, may it always be
A flame to burn through eternity
So take my hand with a fervent prayer
That we may live and we may share
A love affair to remember

Our love affair is a wondrous thing
That we'll rejoice in remembering
Our love was born with our first embrace
And a page was torn out of time and space

Our love affair, may it always be
A flame to burn through eternity
So take my hand with a fervent prayer
That we may live and we may share
A love affair to remember


"An Affair to Remember" midi (sequenced by TGLHOWIE) and lyrics courtesy of http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/1957/loveaffair.htm - 06/12/08

First Image of Vic Damone courtesy of http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/bio/index.jsp?pid=10419 - 06/12/08

Second Image of Vic Damone courtesy of http://www.nndb.com/people/655/000022589/ - 06/12/08

Animated Fiery Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.worldfiredepartments.com/animations/lines.htm - 07/06/04

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

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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 http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

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