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07/13/15 - NNHS Newsletter -

“Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.”

- Victor Hugo
(26 Feb 1802 - 22 May 1885)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Can you believe it?!? Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of our website.  Thanks for all your generous support in so many ways!

BONUS #1 - - The Anniversary Waltz - Bing Crosby - deliciously scratchy sound!

BONUS #2 - The Anniversary Waltz - Vera Lynn

BONUS #3 - The Anniversary Waltz - Connie Francis - with video of Lucy and Desi!


The Anniversary Waltz is a popular song written by Dave Franklin, the lyrics by Al Dubin. The song was published in 1941. It has been covered by Vera Lynn and Connie Francis. The title "Anniversary Waltz" is often mistakenly and confusingly used to refer to the entirely unrelated Anniversary Song.


   Happy Birthday today to James Stidham ('57) AND  Bobby Jeffries ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

15 - Carol Smith Saunders ('63) AND Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA;

16 -   Dianne Adams Puckette ('65) of VA;

17 - Barbara Hinson Ellis ('63) AND Stevie Gordon Watson ('66) AND Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND        My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL;

18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!

19 - Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA AND  Mannie Smith ('57) AND    Sylvia Midgett Mullins Brown ('70) of VA;

20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 13, 1941 - Britain and the Soviet Union signed a mutual aid pact, that provided the means for Britain to send war material to the Soviet Union.

July 13, 1941 - Montenegrins started a popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak).


Tuesday, July 13, 1965 - Actress Lesli Kay was born Lesli Kay Pushkin in Charleston, West Virginia.

Tuesday, July 13, 1965 - Painter Photis Kontoglou (Φώτης Κόντογλου) (b. Photios Apostolelis [Φώτιος Αποστολέλης] on 08 Nov 1895 in Aivali, Greece) died in Athens, Greece at the age of 69.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 07/12/15:


“Every person is different and has a different contribution to make.”

- Henry B. Eyring, October 2012
(b. 31 May 1933)

    Thanks so much, Susan!



     I've been saving this extraordinary autographed image of the legendary Julie Conn as my anniversary gift to you.



June 1938 Beacon, p. 5

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 07/10/15 - "THE PRATTLING OF SOUTHERN HATERS":

Who Skews America?
By Harry M. Covert

A Novel Victory

I am in no way a racist. I am a lover of history, good, bad or indifferent.

I was all set to ignore all of the hand-wringing about the battle flag. Then I saw the headline and story, “How the South Skews America. We’d be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie.”

The above writing came from a Texas writer the other day, published by Politico. Now this is an example of things to come from those reprobates who hate everything southern.

Little by little those who hate the south are going to keep on prattling about the meanness and hatefulness and religiosity of those from the south. These haters want to rewrite history; they want to erase everything about the south. How many people from the south “retire” to the nawth? Not many.


It might not be pleasant but the “Story of Virginia” was taught for years and years and taught the historic arrivals in Jamestown, life in Colonial Williamsburg, about Virginia the mother of Presidents, even if you count Woodrow Wilson.

The changes of late in the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout other states below the Mason Dixon Line really are the result of too many Yankees, sorry about that, too many northerners invading these areas. They don’t know history except that most born and bred southern Americans must be dumb and ignorant and, with a broad brush, everybody is racist.

Another story emanating from twitter is a fact that Abraham Lincoln “hated Thomas Jefferson.” So what, I might reply. They were from totally different times and lived years and years apart. While Mr. Wilson, the president, was born in Staunton, Va., he was known for his years in New Jersey. And, was one of the most racist politicians of the past century. Check out his hiring practices. Just for the Texans, there’s no need to beat up on LBJ today for his comments (taped by the way) before his Great Society.

A Texas congressman I know used to introduce LBJ at political campaign rallies in the Lone Star State. He started with an anecdote how LBJ baked cakes. “First, you steal a dozen eggs.” After numerous events the future president got a bit angry. Once funny but not dignified later.


A lot of nit-picking is available about racism in the country of years past, not including the carpetbaggers’ time, but in the mid-1900s.

The fellow who wrote the earlier comment, “We’d be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie,” is certainly welcome to his opinion no matter how stupid and insidious.

It is offensive to hear southerners of times past called traitors, even those who like to wrap up in the battle flag or take time to be reenactors strutting around Gettysburg.

Who talks about Dixie anymore? Senator Claghorn from radio days? “I say, I say.”

I do remember a night at the Marine Barracks in the District. The American vice president hosted the Chinese vice president. The bands were marching, everybody in full dress. As the Navy band proceeded with the Navy hymn and then the anthem, Dixie, a brigadier general and VMI graduate accidentally rose up. Suddenly the entire audience of military brass and guests stood. There were salutes en masse.

It is time for people to get a grip, relax a bit. What’s better than being American? Just think of the joys. Political correctness is way out of line. Because people enjoy history doesn’t make them racist or hateful or demagogues.


Have you seen signs like this: “Thank God I’m an American but I’m sure glad I was born in Virginia?” Or this one, Thank God I’m an American but I’m sure glad I was born in _________.” (Readers can fill in the blank). States’ rights, you say?

Those who want a respite from all this stuff, I can suggest author Robert Skimin’s book “Gray Victory.” It’s a fun book, an “exciting novel of conspiracy and intrigue set mostly in Richmond. Its 1866, the year after the South won the war.”

Pass the biscuits and gravy please. ◄◄◄◄◄
   WELL SAID! Thank you, Harry!

NOTE FROM WEBMISTRESS: This voice of common sense is the ONLY posting on this subject you will see here.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/12/15:


AMEN! Thank you so much, Susan! I really appreciate this!


“He must have made that before he died.”

- Yogi Berra
b. 12 May 1925)

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#29 in a series of 33)":

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!

BONUS ANNIVERSARY CROCHET PATTERNS: and - Anniversary Rose Cake - "We 'baked' this cake to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Red Heart® and want to share the recipe with you! Crochet three tiers and then embellish with a flourish of roses and a heart on top." - Cindy Mills' Anniversary Shawl - "In celebration of the 1 year anniversary of the
Shawl Ministry Group at Holy Spirit Parish at Geist Fishers, Indiana"

BONUS ANNIVERSARY RECIPES: - Martha Stewart's Anniversary Recipes - "Get recipes, menus, ideas, cooking tips, how-to instructions and videos on Anniversary Recipes from Martha Stewart." - Anniversary Recipes - "272 Recipes"

From - 07/12/15:

A man got in a taxi cab to be driven to work. They were about to turn a corner, but had to wait for the light.

The taxi cab driver wasn’t sure his blinkers were working, so he said to the man, "Will you look out the window and make sure my blinkers are working?"

As requested, the man stuck his head out the window and responded, "Yes, no, yes, no, yes, no..."


1. Wednesday, September 9, 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 @ 

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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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The Anniversary Waltz

Lyrics by Al Dubin (10 June 1891 - 11 Feb 1945); Music by David Franklin, 1941

We just discovered each other
Tonight when the lights were low
One dance led up to another
And now I can't let you go

So tell me I may always dance
The Anniversary Waltz with you
Tell me this is real romance
An anniversary dream come true

Let this be the answer
To our future years
Through millions of smiles
And a few little tears
May I always listen to
The Anniversary Waltz
With you

Let this be the answer
To our future years
Through millions of smiles
And a few little tears
May I always listen to
The Anniversary Waltz
With you...

"The Anniversary Waltz" midi courtesy of - 07/08/10

"The Anniversary Waltz" lyrics courtesy of - 07/08/10

Animated "Happy Anniversary" Title clip art courtesy of - 07/08/10

Hearts with Roses clip art and Roses and Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy
of - 03/13/06

Animated Pulsing Red Heart courtesy of - 02/12/05

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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

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