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06/12/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Rose Garden

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming
of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead
of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”

- Dale Carnegie
(24 Nov 1888 - 01 Nov 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   It's true.....

BONUS - Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson, 1973


"(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden" was the title of a song written by Joe South, that is best known as recorded by country singer Lynn Anderson. Her late 1970 release topped the U.S. country chart, reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and remained the biggest selling recording by a female country artist until 1997.[citation needed]

... In the song, initially recorded by South himself, the narrator explains to his/her lover that though their relationship is not perfect, they should be grateful for the good and accept the bad along with it (as the chorus of the song repeats, "I beg your pardon; I never promised you a rose garden").


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

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND   the late Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) (d. 20 July 2013) AND Cindy Drake 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;

17 -   The late Dino Vretos ('57) (d. 04 May 2019) AND Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA;  

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

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

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


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.


Sunday, June 12, 1966 - The Newport News High School Class of 1966 was graduated.
Courtesy of Chip Clark ('65) of  Northern VA - 06/05/02 and 11/07/05
Thanks, Chip!


June 12, 1969 - Guitarist Zsolt Daczi was born in Kiskunhalas, Hungary.  He died of cancer on 07 Aug 2007 in Budapest, Hungary at the age of 38.

June 12, 1969 - Wrestler Héctor Garzawas born Héctor Solano Segura in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. He died of lung cancer on 26 May 2013 in Punta Allen, Quintana Roo, Mexico at the age of 43.

June 12, 1969 - Ice hockey player Mathieu Schneider was born Mathieu David Schneider in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

June 12, 1969 - Politician Heinz-Christian Strache was born in Vienna, Austria.

June 12, 1969 - Painter and sculptor Aleksandr Deyneka (b. Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deyneka [Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Дейне́ка] on 20 May 1899 in Kursk, Imperial Russia 23 days after his 70th birthday.

Faith and hope will open your eyes to the happiness that is placed before you.

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
 (b. 06 Nov 1940)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/12/19:

  Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 06/11/19, 8:53 PM:

  "If God is your strength and salvation, then why would you fear anyone or anything else?" And the answer is, you wouldn't, so be bold and be brave in your faith. That is my good night statement to each of you, my friends, and it will have to do until mid-day tomorrow, for I have a medical appointment early in the a.m. and will be tied up most of the morning. But I will be back in the afternoon with a daily blog and some other offerings here, so be blessed and know in the meantime, that our Lord is always very near. I wish you all a wonderful good evening and a good night's rest, for it will help you to wake up in the morning and start your day at your best. God bless you all and I'll chat with you again tomorrow and keep the Spirit flowing just as much as that glorious fountain He has given me allows. Pleasant dreams and good night.

     Thank you, Jimmy!


From Wayne Vest ('67) of GA - 06/07/18:

  Thank you so much, Wayne!

 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 06/11/18:

  Thanks, Jerry!

Just because you're beautiful and perfect, it's made you conceited.

- William Goldman, The Princess Bride
 (b. 12 Aug 1931)


Penny Davis' Dedri's Rose Garden Square

Granny Rose Afghan Square - "I never promised you a rose garden but I did promise you a rose crochet-a-long. Tee, hee. :-)"

Rose Garden Granny Afghan - "Take some time to stop and smell the roses with a Rose Garden Granny Afghan. This crochet afghan pattern requires you to create squares and roses that are ultimately joined together. Experienced crocheters will love this cool pattern."


Elaine Phillips' Lush Rose Garden Lace Shawl
- "For lovers of delicate knit patterns, the Lush Rose Garden Lace Scarf certainly fits the bill. This beautifully dainty knit scarf is the perfect accent to any feminine outfit and features a wonderful doily effect. This pattern works well with self-striping yarn that has long color changes. The pink and beige colors of this intermediate knitting pattern create a simply stunning scarf you will want to wear again and again. This pattern also makes a great gift for anyone in your life who loves lace."


Chicken Rose Garden Recipe - "Chicken Rose Garden is a mouth-watering Indian Cuisine made especially for Chinese Style Food Lovers. Can be eaten with and without Chapati. Loved by all, especially children and youngsters. Win the heart of your husband with this lovely dish. Roses have always been a sign of love."

From - 06/11/19:

A schoolteacher's son brought his report card home. The father said, "Let's see what you have accomplished..."

He opened the report and to his dismay saw all bad grades. "What do you have to say about this, Johnny?"

"Well, Dad, at least you know I'm not cheating!"

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 -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.
3. Friday, August 02, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at    

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/26/19

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden

Words and Music by Joe South (b. 28 Feb 1940)

Performed by Lynn Anderson (b. 26 Sept 1946), 1970

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There's gotta be a little rain sometimes.
When you take, you gotta give, so live and let live,
Or let go.
I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.

I could promise you things like big diamond rings,
But you don't find roses growin' on stalks of clover.
So you better think it over.
Well, if sweet-talkin' you could make it come true,
I would give you the world right now on a silver platter,
But what would it matter?
So smile for a while and let's be jolly:
Love shouldn't be so melancholy.
Come along and share the good times while we can.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There's gotta be a little rain sometimes.

Instrumental break.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.

I could sing you a tune or promise you the moon,
But if that's what it takes to hold you,
I'd just as soon let you go, but there's one thing I want you to know.
You better look before you leap, still waters run deep,
And there won't always be someone there to pull you out,
And you know what I'm talkin' about.
So smile for a while and let's be jolly:
Love shouldn't be so melancholy.
Come along and share the good times while we can.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There's gotta be a little rain sometimes.

"Rose Garden" midi courtesy of - 06/14/10 (sic)

"Rose Garden" lyrics courtesy of - 06/14/10 (sic)

Image of Rose Garden courtesy of - 06/14/10 (sic)

Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot find that information now, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05

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

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!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of  - 06/18/03

 Graduation clip art courtesy of - 07/20/06

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

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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