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06/30/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
That's All There Is to That

“A little work, a little sleep, a little love and it's all over.”

- Mary Roberts Rinehart
(12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sept 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   No one says it better than Nat King Cole.

BONUS - - That's All There Is to That - Nat King Cole & The Four Knights

   Happy Birthday today to Blaine Crum ('57) AND Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    the late Julius Benton ('58) (deceased 20 Nov 2008) AND    Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

02 -      Fred Mays ('60) of VA;

04 -   Fred Hayman ('57) AND      Forrest Powell ('63) of VA;

05 - Doug Johnson ('57) of VA;

06 -    The late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11);

07 -    Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND      Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 30, 1934 - Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying the SA and bringing to power the SS in the "Night of the Long Knives."

June 30, 1941 - Operation BarbarossaGermany captured Lviv, Ukraine.

June 30, 1943 - General Douglas MacArthur launched Operation Cartwheel. The purpose of the operation, which took nine months to complete, was to destroy the barrier formation that Japan had created in the Bismark Archipelago.

June 30, 1944 - The Battle of Cherbourg ended with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.

June 30, 1955 - The U.S. began funding West Germany’s rearmament.


Wednesday, June 30, 1965 - Ice hockey player and coach Steve Duchesne was born in Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada.

Wednesday, June 30, 1965 - Figure skater Anna Levandi was born Anna Anatolevna Kondrashova (Анна Анатольевна Кондрашова) in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

Wednesday, June 30, 1965 - Footballer and sportscaster Gary Pallister was born Gary Andrew Pallister in Ramsgate, Kent, England.

Wednesday, June 30, 1965 - Basketball player Mitch Richmond was born Mitchell James Richmond in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/29/15:

“It is a great tragedy when those that are afflicted with adversity or a source of hopelessness turn their backs on prayer. They give up the prospect of gaining the very hope and comfort for which their hearts yearn.”

- David S. Baxter
(b. 1955)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 06/29/15 - "Newsletters":

Please check to see if I am in your address book as I have not received an NNHS newsletter since 5/1. Now I have to get it the old fashioned way when I can remember. Well, I’m getting old.

Thanks, Bill

PS Love you!

   Thank you, Billy! Love you, too! Rest assured, your name is safe and sound in my address book. I just haven't issued any of those odious announcements since the aforementioned 05/01. They are tedious and time-consuming (which is bad enough), but then I learned that the links weren't even working in the stupid emails, so I became so frustrated I just threw up my hands and quit issuing them. Okay, okay, by popular demand, I'll start sending them again.

   Why does everyone keep insisting I quit acting like a brat?? Did not Shakespeare admonish us , "To thine own self be true"??


  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 06/29/15 - "Crocheted Owl Granny Square":

   Thank you, Elizabeth! This is just too cute - and such fun to make!


  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 06/29/15 - "Thank Goodness!":

   Thanks, Elizabeth!

Okay you guys, pair up in threes!”

- Yogi Berra
b. 12 May 1925)

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#16 in a series of 33)":

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!


From Marinke ("Wink") Slump at - June 18, 2015:
Hi everyone!

Some of you know that this year has been tough for me. As a result, I am now being treated for a severe depression.

I am in a very dark place right now, and I am looking for the light at the end of a very long and dark tunnel.

So I’m taking a break. Taking a moment, pressing pause on my life; to figure out which path to take, and in what direction.

I will continue to blog, albeit sporadically, because I am still creating things. Crochet used to be what keeps me sane, and I’m trying really hard to find peace in crafting again. As long as I’m crafting, I’m alive, and as long as I’m alive, I might be able to find my way out of the darkness.

Thanks for sticking with me; I hope to be back in full force soon.


From - June 29, 2015:

Hey everyone,

This is not Wink, but her little baby sister writing to you.

When Wink started this crochet blog back in 2011 she told you guys how crochet saved her live. As you might know Wink was in a dark period of her life the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately I have to tell you that last Friday it did not save her, her depression got the best of her and she took her own life. We are all very heart broken by this news, it was an absolute shock to all of us. She is leaving a mom, dad, little brother and sister and her loving boyfriend behind..."

From - June 29, 2015 - "I am sitting here stunned, shocked, saddened, scared … Feeling a world’s worth of emotions that don’t have a proper place in my brain. Marinke, known to many as Wink, of A Creative Being, has succumbed to the depths of depression and taken her own life."

BONUS RECIPES TO HEAL THE PAIN: - 10 Healing Foods That Fight Pain Naturally - "Science is recognizing that foods can relieve pain as well as—or even better than—drugs." - "To ease the pain that you feel inside"


From - 06/28/15:

A guy was driving when a policeman pulled him over.

He rolled down his window and said to the officer, "Is there a problem, Officer?"

"No problem at all. I just observed your safe driving and am pleased to award you a $5,000 Safe Driver Award. Congratulations. What do you think you're going to do with the money?"

He thought for a minute and said, "Well, I guess I'll go get that drivers' license."

The lady sitting in the passenger seat said to the policeman, "Oh, don't pay attention to him - he's a real smart aleck when he's drunk and stoned."

The guy from the back seat said, "I TOLD you guys we wouldn't get far in a stolen car!"

At that moment, there was a knock from the trunk and a muffled voice said, "Are we over the border yet?"


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 06/29/15

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


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That's All There Is to That

Recorded by Nat King Cole (17 Mar 1919 – 15 Feb 1965), 1956

Did you ever watch the one you love
slowly drifting away from you
And you know deep in your heart
There is nothing you can do
To make her stay, to turn the tide
To ease the pain that you feel inside
Oh when her eyes say it's over and done
Then you simply must face the fact

So you leave and think it's over
But you come hurrying back
Hoping she'll change her mind
Praying she'll take you back
But like the lady said
That's all there is to that

“That's All There Is to That" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 06/28/10

"Losing You Was Hard" Image courtesy
of - 06/29/10

Cat Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/13/09

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05

Animated Defensive Praying Mantis (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 07/10/08

Animated Bratty Girl courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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

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