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07/19/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Summer Song

“I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the
summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music.
It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips.”

- Violette Leduc, La Folie en tête (Mad in Pursuit)
(07 Apr 1907 - 28 May 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Here in Fayetteville, our heat index is supposed to reach 101 degrees today. I've never been much of a fan of summer and the heat under normal conditions - unless I can bask in the glory of air conditioning, that is. In fact, I am inordinately fond of staying inside and enjoying The Great Indoors and observing the scenery through the window, but then, you've always known I am nothing if not weird.

BONUS - - Summer Song - Joe Satriani, 2006


   Happy Birthday today to Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA AND Mannie Smith ('57) AND  Sylvia Midgett Mullins Brown ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 -  Gail Lucado Phelps ('68) of VA and her twin brother, the late Dale Lucado ('68) (deceased 20 Feb 2012);

22 - Jerry Saunders ('57) AND    Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA AND   Bryce Bartel (Brighton High , UT - '04) of UT;

23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57);

25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);

26 -    My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND Bill Roady ('60) of VA AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 19, 1817 - Unsuccessful in his attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Hawaii for the Russian-American Company, Georg Anton Schäffer was forced to admit defeat and leave Kauai.


July 19, 1940 - Battle of Cape Spada – The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clashed; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sank with 121 casualties.

July 19, 1940 - Army order 112 formed the Intelligence Corps of the British Army.

July 19, 1942 - Battle of the Atlantic German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz ordered the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system and anti-submarine countermeasures.

July 19, 1943 -
More than 150 B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers attacked Rome for the first time.


Wednesday, July 19, 1967 - Model and actress Yael Abecassis (יעל אבקסיס) was born in Ashkelon, Israel.

Wednesday, July 19, 1967 - Comedian, screenwriter, and television host Jean-François Mercier was born, probably in Quebec, Canada.

Wednesday, July 19, 1967 - The 66th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, Odell Shepard (b. 22 July 1884 in Sterling, Illinois) died in New London, Connecticut three days before his 83rd birthday.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 07/16/15:


“The purpose of our life on earth is to grow, develop, and be strengthened through our own experiences.”

- Robert D. Hales, April 2015
(b. 24 Aug 1932)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/19/17:

  Thank you, Joan!

 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 07/19/17:

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!

  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 07/16/17 - "Comprehensive Plan Meetings - Your Input Needed!":

Please note the information in this message as well as on our website 

The big opportunity for us during July is for each of us to attend at least one of the Draft Comprehensive Plan meetings listed below to express in both written form and verbally our views concerning the City Farm. The City Council will get the final word on this plan, but it's to our advantage if we can exert our influence at this stage and the greater the NUMBERS the better.


Public meeting dates and locations for the Draft Comprehensive Plan presentation...

· Tuesday July 25, 6-8 PM, Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Blvd Newport News

· Thursday July 27, 6-8 PM, Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Dr, Newport News

We need to have a lot of people supporting the park attend these meetings and providing input, written and spoken.

Please tell the planning people that we want the City Farm to be shown as a park on the Future Land Use Map. The City Farm is zoned as a park now and we want to keep it that way and to open it up to the public in the near future. As a park it will provide much needed access to the James and Warwick Rivers and will relieve crowding at Huntington Park.

The meetings will be open house format, scheduled between 6 and 8 PM (which means you don't need to attend for the entire 2 hours, but stay as long as you can and talk with other people about the City Farm).

There will be a presentation at 6:30 p.m. at each meeting to introduce the plan to the public and then answer questions. There will be several stations set up with copies of the draft plan and key maps so that attendees can take a closer look at the plan – if they haven’t reviewed it yet online – and ask further questions and provide feedback. These stations will be open before and after the presentation.

You can view the Draft Comprehensive Plan at

Draft Comprehensive Plan 

Please visit and encourage others to visit our website often for updates on the City Farm issue: http://saveriverviewfar

Thanks for your interest and involvement. Both are needed to win this.

Adrian Whitcomb
President, Citizens for Riverview Farm Park

   Thank you for your diligence, Adrian!

From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 07/18/17 - "Butter vs. Margarine":

Must read!

This is interesting . .. .

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.

It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings....

DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine..

Very High in Trans fatty acids.

Triples risk of coronary heart disease ...

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..

Lowers quality of breast milk.

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

And here's the most disturbing fact... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.

Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

Share This With Your Friends.....(If you want to butter them up')!

Chinese Proverb:
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.


   Thank you so much for this extremely important information, Kathy! I continue to be completely mortified to find people using margarine, thinking they are making a healthier choice!

    From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/16/17 - " SADLY..... Good Laughs and 'You've Got To Be Kidding' Items For the Day":

Recently, I went to McDonald's and I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets.
I asked for a half dozen nuggets.
'We don't have half dozen nuggets,' said the teenager at the counter.
'You don't?' I replied.
'We only have six, nine, or twelve,' was the reply.
'So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?'
'That's right.'
So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets.
(Unbelievable but sadly true...)
(Must have been the same one I asked for sweetener and she said they didn't have any, only Splenda and sugar.)
(And they think they are worth $15.00 per hour)

I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine.
I picked up one of those dividers that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed.
After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the divider, looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it.
Not finding the bar code, she said to me, 'Do you know how much this is?'
I said to her 'I've changed my mind; I don't think I'll buy that today.'
She said 'OK,' and I paid her for the things and left.
She had no clue to what had just happened.
(But the lady behind me had a big smirk on her face as I left.)

A woman at work was seen putting a credit card into her DVD drive and pulling it out very quickly.
When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM thingy.
(Keep shuddering!!)

I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car.
'Do you need some help?' I asked.
She replied, 'I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door un-locker. Now I can't get into my car.
Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?'
'Hmm, I don't know.  Do you have an alarm, too?' I asked.
'No, just this remote thingy,' she answered, handing it and the car keys to me.
As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, 'Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries?'
It's a long walk....PLEASE just lie down before you hurt yourself !!!

Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift.
One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, 'I'm almost out of typing paper.  What do I do?' 'Just use paper from the photocopier', the secretary told her. 
With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper,
put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five blank copies.
A Brunette, by the way!!

A mother called 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needed to take her child to the emergency room; the boy had eaten ants.
The dispatcher told her to give her son some Benadryl and he should be fine.
The mother says, 'I just gave him some ant killer......'
Dispatcher: 'Rush him in to emergency right now!'


Life is tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid!!!!
Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.  Don't is all true...                                               
Perks of reaching 60 or being over 70 and heading towards 80!
1.   Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2.   In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
3.   No one expects you to run--anywhere.
4.   People call at 8 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?"
5.   People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6.   There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7.   Things you buy now won't wear out.
8.   You can eat supper at 5 PM.
9.   You can live without sex but not your glasses.
10.  Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
11. You can't remember who sent you this list.
12.  And you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience.                                                       

Forward this to everyone you can remember right now! And remember, Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night!
 YIKES! Thanks, Haul Party!

From My Friend, Liam, of NC - 07/18/15:

  For those who don't know.  

     Thank you, Liam! These errors drive me bonkers!  ARGHHH!  


From My Friend, April, of NC - 07/18/15:

     Thanks so much, April! How interesting that you and Liam sent these on the same day! Once again, this one omitted four of my own pet peeves:

   1. "I feel nauseous" should be "I feel nauseated."

   2.  "...different than..." NO! "...different from..."

   3.  Fewer and less: Use fewer when referring to items you can count, like “fewer hours” or “fewer dollars.” Use “less” when referring to items you can’t (or haven’t tried to) count, like “less time” or “less money.”

   4. "She passed last night." Passed what? Her driving test? A kidney stone, perhaps?? Oh, she passed away! I see. Well, then, why didn't you SAY so???


   Now for the main question. Why are all these things driving me even crazier now than they were before? I thought we were "posta" mellow as we aged!?! It's not happening!! ARGHHH!

“If the fans don’t wanna come out to the ballpark, no one can stop ‘em.

- Yogi Berra
b. 12 May 1925)

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/10/17 - "Some Blooming Flowers To Brighten Your Day (#7 in a Series of 11)":

  Wishing you a day filled with happy thoughts and happenings!!!

      OOH! Thank you, Shari!



Oceanside Dolman-Sleeve Top - "Simplicity is the word of the day. Featuring dolman sleeves, solid bands around cuffs and hem, and a crew-cut neckline, this top offers full-coverage and simplicity for a winning combination. This top is worked in two separate panels that are sewn together before the collar, cuffs and hem are added."

Pom Pom Flip Flops - "Are you looking to spice up your plain old flip flops? Use this free crochet pattern to make some pom pom flip flops; be the envy of all your friends."

Floral Flip Flops - "Looking for easy free crochet patterns? Buy a plain pair of flip flops and dress them up with the flowers to make some fun floral flip flops. Choose brightly colored yarn if you're looking for a fabulous summer look. You'll only need a little bit of Lion Brand yarn in any colors to complete this free crochet pattern. It's also a great way to bust through your yarn stash. Slip your feet into these homemade sandals this summer and turn heads everywhere you go."

BONUS SUMMER RECIPES: - Summer Recipes - "Fresh salads, berry desserts, and frosty cold drinks. Get the recipes that make summer shine."

From - 07/18/17:

A traffic policeman recently stopped a woman for exceeding the posted speed limit. He asked the driver her name.

She said, "I'm Mrs. Ladislav Abdulkhashim Zybkcicraznovskaya from the Republic of Uzbekistan."

The cop put away his summons book and pen, and said, "Well... OK... but don't let me catch you speeding again."


1. Wednesday, September 3, 2017 - 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 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE: 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/10/17

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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Summer Song

Written by Joe Satriani
(b. 15 July 1956), 1993

Joe Satriani's "Summer Song" midi courtesy of - 07/19/08

Image of Koith Morant's (of New Zealand) Painting, "Summer Song", courtesy of - 07/19/08

Animated Fiery Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

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

Brighton High School (UT) Logo courtesy of - 08/02/07

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

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

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

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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

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