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07/22/17 - NNHS Newsletter
Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag

“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

- Mother Teresa
(26 Aug 1910 - 05 Sept 1997)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

         My mama (the late Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999) used to sing this old WWI song  to  my sister (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and me often to teach us a valuable lesson about bearing our burdens gracefully. It still comes readily to my mind whenever I need to refresh that thought.

BONUS #1 - - Pack Up Your Troubles 

BONUS #2 - - Pack Up Your Troubles - Spike Jones, 1942

BONUS #3 - - Pack Up Your Troubles - The Andrews Sisters and Dick Haymes


"Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile" is the full name of a World War I marching song, published in 1915 in London. It was written by George Henry Powell under the pseudonym of "George Asaf", and set to music by his brother Felix Powell.[1] A play presented by the National Theatre recounts how these music hall stars rescued the song from their rejects pile and re-scored it to win a wartime competition for a marching song.[2] It became very popular, boosting British morale despite the horrors of that war. It was one of a large number of music hall songs aimed at maintaining morale, recruiting for the forces, or defending Britain's war aims


   Happy Birthday today to Jerry Saunders ('57) AND    Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA AND  Bryce Bartel (Brighton High , UT - '04) of UT!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

27 - Raymond Ellenson ('63) AND Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL AND    My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents), Katelyn Mansfield of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 22, 1942 - The United States government began compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.

July 22, 1942 - Holocaust: the systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto began.

July 22, 1943 - Allied forces led by Gen. George S. Patton captured the Italian city of Palermo.

July 22, 1943 - Axis occupation forces violently dispersed a massive protest in Athens, killing 22.

July 22, 1944 - The Polish Committee of National Liberation published its manifesto, starting the period of Communist rule in Poland


Saturday, July 22, 1967 - Journalist and activist Lauren Booth was born Sarah Jane Booth in Islington, London, England.

Saturday, July 22, 1967 - Poet and historian Carl Sandburg (b. Carl August Sandburg on 06 Jan 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois) died of natural causes in Flat Rock, North Carolina at the age of 89.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 07/21/15:
“A grateful heart … comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives.”

- Thomas S. Monson, October 2010
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/22/17:

  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 - 07/22/17:

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!

  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 07/21/17 - "Please Support Riverview Farm Park at Meetings July 25, 27":

Please Support Riverview Farm Park at Meetings July 25, 27

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


Two more Public Meetings for the Draft Comprehensive Plan presentation.

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

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

The Comprehensive Plan covers many issues that we as citizens have an interest in. It’s worth our time to examine these and express our opinion on them.

Our group is emphasizing the City Farm. We need to have a lot of people supporting the park attend these meetings and providing input, written and spoken. Comment cards will be available at the meeting. The pdf attached also has the cards that you can print out, fill in, and either hand in at one of the meetings or mail to

City of Newport News
Department of Planning
Attn: Britta Ayers
City Hall, 2nd Floor
2400 Washington Ave.
Newport News, VA 23607
or send as an attachment by e-mail to

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:

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 Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 07/17/17:

  INDEED IT WAS! Thank you, Jerry!

   From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 07/21/17:

  TRUTH! Thank you, Mark!

  From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 07/21/16:

  A LOT OF TRUTH THERE! Thank you, Brenda!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA -

  THAT TOO IS TRUE! Thank you, Jean!

    From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/20/17 - "B-29":


I was always told the B 29 was built in Wichita (top secret) and they were flown out at night to their next destination...then on to Japan!

 WOWZERONI! Thank you, Dools!

Pitching always beats batting — and vice-versa.”

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)

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

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

      OOH! Thank you, Shari!


BONUS KIT BAG CROCHET PATTERNS: - Purses, Totes, and Bags - "Looking for free crochet patterns of Purses, Totes and Bags? Here are over 150 of the best free Purse, Tote and Bag crochet patterns on the internet. All with pictures and full patterns...."

BONUS PACK AND GO RECIPES: - Pack-and-Go Healthy Lunch Recipes for Work - "Bust out of your lunch rut with our pack-and-go healthy lunch recipes for work. From easy salad recipes to hearty soup recipes to healthy wrap recipes you can make ahead, these new ideas for lunch are delicious ways to stay satisfied throughout the afternoon..."

From - 07/21/16:
A retiree was given a set of golf clubs by his co-workers. Thinking he'd try the game, he asked the local pro for lessons, explaining that he knew nothing whatever of the game. The pro showed him the stance and swing, then said, "Just hit the ball toward the flag on the first green."

The novice teed up and smacked the ball straight onto the green, where it stopped inches from the hole.

"Now what?" the fellow asked the speechless pro.

"Uh... you're supposed to hit the ball into the cup," the pro finally said, after he was able to speak again.

"Oh great! NOW you tell me!" said the beginner.

1. Wednesday, September 13, 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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Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag

Lyrics by George Henry Powell (27 Apr 1880 - 03 Dec 1951), 1915

Music by Felix Powell (23 May 1878 – 10 Feb 1942)

Private Perks is a funny little codger
With a smile a funny smile.
Five feet none, he’s and artful little dodger
With a smile a funny smile.
Flush or broke he’ll have his little joke,
He can’t be suppress’d.
All the other fellows have to grin
When he gets this off his chest, Hi!

CHORUS: [sung twice after each verse]
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile,
While you’ve a lucifer to light your fag,
Smile, boys, that’s the style.
What’s the use of worrying?
It never was worth while, so
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.

Private Perks went a-marching into Flanders
With his smile his funny smile.
He was lov’d by the privates and commanders
For his smile his funny smile.
When a throng of Bosches came along
With a mighty swing,
Perks yell’d out, “This little bunch is mine!
Keep your heads down, boys and sing, Hi!

Private Perks he came back from Bosche-shooting
With his smile his funny smile.
Round his home he then set about recruiting
With his smile his funny smile.
He told all his pals, the short, the tall,
What a time he’d had;
And as each enlisted like a man
Private Perks said ‘Now my lad,’ Hi!

"Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag" midi courtesy of - 07/21/11

"Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag" lyrics courtesy of  - 07/20/11

"Smile" Image courtesy of - 07/21/11

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 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

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!

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

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

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

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