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06/19/15 - NNHS Newsletter - The Feast of Saints Gervasius and Protasius

“Let these triumphant victims be brought to the place where Christ is the victim. But He
upon the altar, Who suffered for all; they beneath the altar, who were redeemed by His Passion.
I had destined this place for myself, for it is fitting that the priest should rest there where
he has been wont to offer, but I yield the right hand portion to the sacred victims;
that place was due to the martyrs. Let us, then, deposit the sacred relics,
and lay them up in a worthy resting-place, and let us celebrate the whole day with faithful devotion.”

- St. Ambrose of Milan
(ca. 340 – 04 Apr 397)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's true. I really had to dig a bit to find the theme for today's Newsletter, which honors two second century Christian martyrs, the patron saints of Milan and of haymakers, and whose names are invoked for the discovery of thieves.

BONUS - - The Feast of Saints Gervasius and Protasius



    Happy Birthday today to Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) AND Doris Landon Lewis ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 - Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND    Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND    Terry Haney ('66) of VA;

22 -     Jim Cobb ('66) of VA;

23 -   Bobby Ball ('63) AND Faye Pearce Nalls ('63);

24 -     My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA;

25 - David Lundquist ('57) AND     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 19, 1865 - Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, were finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.


June 19, 1942 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Washington, DC, to discuss the invasion of North Africa with U.S. President Roosevelt.

June 19, 1944 - First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea: The U.S. won the battle against the Imperial Japanese fleet.

June 19, 1998 - Switzerland's three largest banks offered $600 million to settle claims they'd stolen the assets of Holocaust victims during World War II. Jewish leaders called the offer insultingly low.


Saturday, June 19, 1965Nguyễn Cao Kỳ became Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyễn Văn Thiệu became the figurehead chief of state.

Saturday, June 19, 1965 - Heptathlete Sabine Braun was born in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Saturday, June 19, 1965 - Car designer Luc Donckerwolke was born in Lima, Peru.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/17/15:


“If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”

- Socrates
470/469 - 399 B.C.)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

  From Steve Hochman ('60) of VA - 06/19/15:

Hi Carol,

I have not heard anything from you in a long while. I certainly miss your TYPHOON information and news! I hope all is well! You are certainly appreciated for all you do!

Sincerely, Steve Hochman (60)

   Thank you so much, Steve! As you've noticed, I've not issued any announcements since about May Day (there's probably a message right there).

   Y'all have heard me whining about those odious announcements since I first began sending them out over a decade ago. They're time-consuming, tedious and frustrating, but it all would have been worth it had they actually reached everyone. As it happens, though, neither you nor     Jerry ('65) and   Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - and presumably at least 182 other people - can get the blithering links to work!

   I'm not sure whether I'm being practical or just plain bratty, but I've saved myself a great deal of frustration over the last seven weeks!

   I'll keep trying to resolve the problem, though so far my attempts have led merely to more complications.

   Meanwhile, "come and git 'em":

  From Corkie Collie (Warwick HS - '60) of VA - 06/19/15 - "WARWICK HIGH CLASS OF 1960 CLASS REUNION # 55 YEARS":




   COOL BEANS! Thanks, Corkie! The web page looks great!

   I'll be carrying this message for you at the end of each Newsletter from now until The Big Event!

  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 06/18/15 - "Cousins":

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jane!

“It ain't over 'til it's over.”

- Yogi Berra
b. 12 May 1925)

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#5 in a series of 33)":

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!

BONUS CROCHET TECHNIQUES (Sorry; not theme-related): - 10 Different Ways To Join Granny Squares - "Since eventually we will want to be joining our granny squares to create a blanket or other item I thought we could do a roundup of all the different techniques so you can plan your blanket. Some of these methods allow you to join as you go which is pretty handy if you are making a large blanket..." - How to Seamlessly Change Colors in Crochet - "Changing yarn colors within a row can be neat and easy. The trick is to prepare for the color change while working the stitch before the one that you want to show the next color. Put another way, the new color is introduced on the final yarn over of the stitch before..."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related): - Potato Tot Breakfast Bake - "Round up the whole gang 'cause everyone is going to want a part of this Potato Tot Breakfast Bake! It's full of everything they love best, including crispy potato nuggets, flavorful breakfast sausage, and cheesy, creamy, eggy goodness!" - Cherry Cola Salad - "Put this on your list to take to your next family reunion - and you're sure to get all the raves! The gang will want reunions more often!" -


From - 06/18/15:

A woman walked up to a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch. "I couldn't help noticing how happy you look," she said. "What's your secret for a long happy life?"

"I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day," he said. "I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat fatty foods, and never exercise."

"That's amazing," said the woman, "how old are you?"

"Twenty-six," he said.


1. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @ 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/03/15

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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


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Image of Philippe de Champaigne's (26 May 1602 – 12 Aug 1674) 1658 painting, "Gervasius and Protasius" (detail fromThe Apparition to Saint Ambrose.),
courtesy of - 06/20/15 (sic)

Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/17/08

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

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

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!

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 05/15/08

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 Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

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