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07/29/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sixtieth Anniversary of NASA

“NASA is not about the 'Adventure of Human Space Exploration,'
we are in the deadly serious business of saving the species.”

- John W. Young
(b. 24 Sept 1930)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's anniversary celebration should be near and dear to the hearts of many of y'all. 

   The accompanying music is courtesy of our Wizard of Wonderment,      Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA.  

  Thanks again, David!

BONUS - Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra (c'mon - who else??)


July 29, 1958 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

    From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of CA - 07/28/18, 10:47 PM:

Having been evacuated to a third location, I hope it didn't come across that I'm ungrateful to be able to sleep in someone's home and on an actual bed for the night. I'm just super anxious about a lot of things, not just that our apartment is most likely in ashes (the flames are just two blocks away!) along with a vast majority of my clothes and I don't know where we will live now. More than just those terrible thoughts.

I am very grateful for this family to host us for the night and forever how long they can or will need to host us. It is quite impressive that they have that big of heart.

   OHHH! Thank you, Adrienne! I'm so very, very sorry!

From My Daughter-in-Law, Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of CA - 07/29/18, 9:45 AM:

Based on some googling and FB-ing, I'm 90% sure our apt survived the night! Color me gratefully surprised!

     WHOO-HOO! Thank you, Diana!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  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!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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  Eddie Beasley ('64) of FL 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;

05 -  The late Barbara Kemp Bostwick
(d. 04/22/12)
the late Frank Friedland ('60) (d. 09/07/16)!

Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 29, 1018 - Count Dirk III defeated an army sent by Emperor Henry II in the Battle of Vlaardingen.


July 29, 1883 - Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was born.

July 29, 1921 -
Adolf Hitler became leader of the National Socialist German Workers ("Nazi") Party.

July 29, 1937 -
Tōngzhōu Incident: in Tōngzhōu, China, the East Hopei Army attacked Japanese troops and civilians.

July 29, 1945 - The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Of the 1,196 onboard, 883 men were killed in the attack.

July 29, 1975 -
In Poland, U.S. President Gerald R. Ford became the first U.S. president to visit the site of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.


Sunday, July 29, 1968 - Geologist and academic Gideon Henderson was born Gideon Mark Henderson in England.

Sunday, July 29, 1968 - Cellist and educator Paavo Lötjönen was born in Finland, possibly in Kuopio.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms -- to choose one's own attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.”

Viktor Frankl , Auschwitz survivor
(26 Mar 1905 - 02 Sept 1997)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/29/17:

  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 - 07/29/17:

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!

From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 07/28/18:

     Thanks, Sarah Sugah! I was a bit surprised to see there's no mention of Seamstress' Hymn - We Are Sowing!

“It's déjà vu all over again.

- Yogi Berra
b. 12 May 1925  - 22 Sept 2015)

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/10/18 - "FooD FoR HealtH" (#13 in a Series of 17)":
  Thank you, Shari!


Little Astronaut Amigurumi - "Houston, there are no problems here! Get ready to blast off ..." - Not free, but only $4.00 for instant download


NASA's Recipe for Space Cornbread Dressing - "Even in space cornbread is a dependable favorite..."


From - 07/28/18:

As the three ladies picked up a menu, each put on a pair of glasses.

"I really only need mine for close reading," explained the first.

Remarked the second, "I only use mine when the light is bad."

The third confessed, "I rarely wear mine - except when I want to see."

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

2. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -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.

3. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Cove Tavern, Newport News City Center, 711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA. All food and beverages will be paid by each participant. The attire will be casual, and is OPEN to all NNHS graduates.
SATURDAY: Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Visit, and contact

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/16/18

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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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


Fly Me To The Moon

Words and Music by Bart Howard
(01 June 1915 - 21 Feb 2004)
, 1954

Fly me to the moon
And let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On Jupiter and Mars
In other words hold my hand
In other words darling kiss me

Fill my life with song
And let me sing forevermore
You are all I hope for
All I worship and adore
In other words please be true



Well ... I really wanted the theme from the film "The Right Stuff", but I could find no such MIDI. 
Also, I am not so sure that it would have been all that recognizable.

So, on to Plan "B" ... and something much more recognizable, albeit less heroic:

" Fly Me to the Moon" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/29/08

"Fly Me to the Moon" lyrics courtesy of 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks again, Dave!

NASA Logo courtesy of - 07/29/08

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

Astronaut clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 07/29/08

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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