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07/19/19 - 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 expected to soar to 113 this weekend. Even before I developed COPD, I was 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 the late Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) (d. 15 July 2019) 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) (d. 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, 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 - Field Marshal Ceremony: First occasion in World War II that Hitler appointed field marshals due to military achievements.

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.


July 19, 1969 - Cinematographer Matthew Libatique was born in Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, New York.

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 Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 07/19/19, 7:57 PM:

   Happy 1st Birthday in Heaven to my wonderful, kind and loving husband, Dale! You would’ve been 83 today, so the kids, grandkids and I celebrated your amazing life with your favorite cake! Thanks to you, we had the most wonderful life together anyone could ever ask for! I already miss you tremendously and will love you forever! Will see you again some day…

   Thank you, dear Sandi! Celebrating our deceased loved ones holds them closer in our hearts, and has always been an important and cherished part of my family's traditions. I'm so happy that it is yours as well! You remain in our prayers!

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 07/18/19:

  EXACTLY! Thank you, Cheryl!


From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 07/18/19, 8:29 PM:

  Thanks, Carlene!


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!


 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 07/19/17:

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!


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

- Yogi Berra
b. 12 May 1925)


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."


Top 10 Summer Knitting Patterns - "What was on everyone's needles this summer? The list is out! It's packed with shawls, sweaters, and baby blankets. It's not too late to make one of these projects your summer favorite knit."


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


From - 07/18/18:

Two friends were talking and one said to the other, “I am so tired of people not understanding what I'm talking about."

His friend asked, “What do you mean?”

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. 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.

3. Wednesday, September 11, 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.

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 07/16/19

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

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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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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

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

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