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06/19/19 - 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   the late Glenn Dye ('60) (d. 11 June 2016) AND    Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI;

26 - Fred Eubank ('64) of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 19, 1269King Louis IX of France ordered all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.


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.


June 19, 1969 - WHAT? Just NUFFIN'? Apparently so...

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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/22/17:

  Thank you, Joan!

From MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 06/16/19, 11:59 AM:

  Thanks, MaeLea!

 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 06/18/19:

  An expression used by many to describe their sense of removal from the familiar, convenient and developed world with which they identify (by name). And then there are those like me who take great comfort from such places knowing that every place has a name and a temporary lack of convenience is a good thing as it promotes resourcefulness and other forms of self reliance that are seldom used otherwise but good skills to have none-the-less. And the wild places...

     Thanks, Jim!


From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 06/18/19, 4:46 PM:

  Thanks, Carlene!

“It ain't over 'til it's over.

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)

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 KNIT TECHNIQUES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Finishing/Sewing Pieces Together - "Once you have your knit pieces finished, assemble them by sewing them together. The seaming technique used depends on the type of stitch used in the piece and whether you are making a vertical or a horizontal seam. "

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 - 06/18/17:

My wife and I have very different body clocks. At sundown she is practically ready for bed. I, meanwhile, am a night owl.

Recently, after a long, hard workday, I announced around 8 p.m. that I was exhausted and ready to hit the sack. Suddenly my wife nearly leapt into my arms.

"Oh, honey," she purred into my ear, "I just love it when you talk early to me." 

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 06/18/19

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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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!

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

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!

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

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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

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