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07/28/19 - NNHS Newsletter
Purple Skies

“The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color -- oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples..”

- Anna Godbersen (b. 10 Apr 1980), The Luxe

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Oooh - this music really is beautiful... 

BONUS - Purple Skies - Really Slow Motion, 2014


   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -  The Best Dressed Boy in the Class of 1966, Don Chaney of FL AND     My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of CA AND   My Granddaughter, Claire Harty, of CA;

31 -  Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND  Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA;

01 -   The late Bette Lee Heath ('57) (d. 08/01/12) AND     My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC AND Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA AND    My Granddaughter, Ashlee Huber, of Alberta (currently serving an LDS mission in the Tennessee Nashville Mission);

02 -   Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND AND The late Eddie Beasley ('64) (d. 01/25/19) AND the late Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (d. 03/11/99);

04 - The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England AND Buzzy Blanchard (Kecoughtan HS - '68) of LA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 28, 1942 -
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issued Order No. 227 in response to alarming German advances into the Soviet Union. Under the order all those who retreated or otherwise left their positions without orders to do so were to be immediately executed.

July 28, 1943 - Operation Gomorrah – The British bombed Hamburg causing a firestorm that killed 42,000 German civilians. In just 43 minutes, 2,326 tons of bombs were dropped.

July 28, 1945 - A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.

July 28, 1981 -
U.S. President Reagan met with the survivors of the World War II escort carrier USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73).


July 28, 1969 - Ice hockey player and manager Garth Snow was born in Wrentham, Massachusetts.

July 28, 1969 - Actress Alexis Arquette was born Robert Arquette (sic) in Los Angeles, California. On 11 Sept 2016, she died in Los Angeles, California at the age of 47 of cardiac arrest caused by myocarditis stemming from HIV.

July 28, 1969 - The 6th President of Cuba, Ramón Grau, (b. Ramón Grau San Martin on 13 Sept 1881 in La Palma, Pinar del Río Province, Spanish Cuba) died in Havana, Cuba at the age of 87.

July 28, 1969 - Composer Frank Loesser (b. Frank Henry Loesser on 29 June 1910 in New York City, New York) died of lung cancer in New York City, New York at the age of 59.

“Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.”

- Robert G. Ingersoll
(11 Aug 1833 - 21 July 1899)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/28/17:
  Thank you, Joan!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/26/19, 11:27 AM:

  BRILLIANT! Thank you, Jean!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 07/27/19:


 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 07/28/17:

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 07/27/18:

  - Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

From My Sister Eleanor's Granddaughter, Ashley, of Northern VA - 07/23/18:

     Thanks, Ashley!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/24/18:

  Thanks, Domi!

  From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of OK - 07/19/19:

Quick & Easy Crock pot Beef Stew Recipe - A Simple beef stew recipe that is packed with flavor.

Low Carb "Potato" Salad - This is actually made with cauliflower, you'll be surprised how good this is!!!

Crustless Broccoli Cheddar Quiche - For breakfast lunch or linner (light dinner) with a salad on the side

Cherry Bread - This super moist Cherry Bread is perfect for spring!


   From Gene Moore ('67) of CA - 07/27/16 - "Oven Baked Tacos!":

  Oven Baked Tacos!

Brown your ground beef and drain completely - then add refried beans, taco seasoning and about half a can of tomato sauce. Mix together and scoop into taco shells, (stand them up in a casserole dish).

Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake at 375 for 10 minutes!

    FAST AND YUMMY! Thank you, Gene!


“If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925  - 22 Sept 2015)


Purple-Crochet-Patterns - "These purple crochet patterns are rich and regal. Find crochet patterns in shades of purple here!"


Purple Knitting Patterns - "From violet to amethyst, this dazzling selection of purple knitting patterns is sure to please knitters everywhere."


22 Purple Foods to Make Because You’re Obsessed with the Pantone Color of the Year - "If you're inspired by the newest hue of Le Creuset cookware flashing across your newsfeeds, take a peek at these purple foods in honor of Ultra Violet, Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year."

From - 07/27/18:

I gave my father $100 and said, “Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.”

So he went out and bought a present for my mother.

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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Purple Skies, 2014


"Purple Skies" title art courtesy of - 07/29/17 (sic)

Hearts clip art courtesy of - 10/16/07

Pansy Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/05/07

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Purple Heart image courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/04/04
Thanks, Joe!

Bronze Star clip art courtesy of - 05/09/08

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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!

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

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of - 08/28/08

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

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