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08/07/12 - NNHS Newsletter
Right Back Where We Started From

“Ours is a life of constant reruns. We're always circling back
to where we'd we started, then starting all over again.”

- Joe Henderson
(b. 03 June 1943)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   It's true; I'm back!  Well, for today, anyway; we're leaving tomorrow for a week or two in the Midwest, but after that I'll really, really be back! 

   Today's theme was suggested by        my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL, which is only fair, as if it were not for him, we would not be here today.  He traveled out here from Illinois and has spent many hours restoring all my systems. Thank you so much, Faniel!

BONUS - - Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From, 1975


  Happy Birthday today to Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND   Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND    Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND   Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) of NC!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND      Hunter Todd  ('57) of TX;

12 - Lois Marie King Earwood ('57) AND       the late Dave Arnold ('65) (d. 21 July 2012) AND      Linwood Wright ('65) of VA AND       My Grandson, Joseph Harty of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

August 06, 1939 - Estonia was illegally annexed by the Soviet Union.

August 06, 1945 - Holocaust: In Terebovlia, Ukraine, Germans ordered 1,100 Jews to undress to their underwear and march through the city of Terebovlia to the nearby village of Plebanivka where they are shot dead and buried in ditches.

August 07, 1938 - The Holocaust: The building of Mauthausen concentration camp began.

August 07, 1940 - Alsace-Lorraine was annexed by the Third Reich.

August 07, 1942 - The Battle of Guadalcanal began – United States Marines initiated the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.

Monday, August 06, 1962 - Jamaica became independent from the United Kingdom.

Monday, August 06, 1962 - Singer and actor Marc Lavoine was born in Longjumeau, France.

Tuesday, August 07, 1962 - Urban climber Alain Robert was born Robert Alain Philippe in Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France.

Tuesday, August 07, 1962 - Banjo player and guitarist Alison Brown was born in Hartford, Connecticut.

Tuesday, August 07, 1962 - Singer Bruno Pelletier was born in Charlesbourg, a suburb of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 08/05/12, 12:55 PM - "NNHS":


Good Heavens, it was good just to see Memorial pages from you!  You (and your NNHS news) have been greatly missed by me and many others, I am sure!!   So glad you are back but do not work yourself to death just to catch, go slow -- we want you around for a long time.    

Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally '68

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Elizabeth!    I was wondering if anyone would notice I was back!  I've been doing a little at a time, and not necessarily in any immediately discernable order.  I didn't really want to announce anything as I was still testing my systems, but I think everything is really up and working properly again (well, there seems to be a little problem with my fonts, but I'll worry about that later) - to my everlasting delight and gratitude to all those who helped, and especially to Nathaniel for putting it all back together for me.

   My new hard drive was delivered to me by one of our loyal subscribers.  I keep forgetting to ask him if he wants me to share his name so you can all thank him, or if he'd prefer to remain anonymous, but either way, he has my deepest thanks for his generosity! 

   Once Nathaniel started putting everything back together, he discovered I needed a new tower fan and a new mouse (both of which were actually in worse condition than the hard drive itself), and a can of compressed air to clean it, so now with all of the newness, we should be good for several more years.

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 07/25/12, 11:37 PM - "RE: NNHS Newsletter":


I've been out of the net for some time with other issues, but the news of
      Dave Arnold (Class of 1965) is hard to understand for many of us. Only God knows our future and can comfort us in our sorrow.

Are there any words on what is happening with the Harty household and the stricken computer? Your messages on woke me to your continuing hiatus since April. Is there hope for new life on your computer or its successor?

I never reported what a great time we had at the 1961 Class reunion. It was a "class" act and included more than I asked for. More later.

Warmest regard,  Norm Covert ('61, MD)

   Thanks, Norm Sweetie! I myself am only gradually being able to absorb the reality of Dave's passing.  It simply doesn't seem possible to me.  

   As you see, we're back in business! The hard drive arrived on July 23, and Nathaniel followed on 08/01.  When the two of them came together, it was pure magic!

   I'm sure you did report on your Reunion; I just never managed to acknowledge or report it, as I usually couldn't figure out how to deal with broken systems except sporadically).  It's all hiding in my computer, and I'll start adding that information as soon as I return from Missouri and Illinois.


  From H.P. Lucas ('65) of VA - 07/31/12, 2:06 PM - "Re: NNHS Newsletter - Reschedule '65 Birthday party":

As I mentioned to you a few days ago the '65 birthday party will NOT be held in August.   Lynn (Walker Brothers - '65 of VA) will be getting back with me on a date later this year; hopefully in September.

Of course       Dave (Arnold - Class of 1965) was working with us on the arrangements and obviously we are all still reeling from the tragic accident.

Thanks, again, for your help and communication skills.


   Thanks, H.P.!    We'll look forward to learning of the newer date.  I still have not recovered from the shock of Dave's death even sufficiently to begin his Memorial Newsletter, but I'll take care of it upon my return from the Midwest.


 From Dianne Adams Puckette ('65) of VA - 07/24/12, 2:59 PM - "NNHS Mailing list":
Hi..I was on the mailing list with      Carol Buckley Harty but haven’t received one lately.  I just saw of       Dave Arnold’s passing.. please let me know if this is the right website.. 

Thanks   ...Dianne (Adams) Puckette

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/24/12, 3:47 PM - "News":
Are you OK?  I have been worried since I haven’t heard anything in a few months.  I found out today that others are receiving newsletters.  I must have been deleted somehow.  I know you have had some “situations”.  I hope all is well now.
God bless you!
   Thank you, Ladies!

   First of all, let me assure you that I would NEVER have removed y'all from my mailing list.  That leaves just one source - your servers (which in this case is the same one). I did some checking and found that they had "protected" you from my "evil spamming" mailings because I had included links (DUH!) which they ruled as "the type of content used by spammers".

   Well, now, isn't that amusing?!?

   This means that once again I shall have to change the way I phrase items in the announcements.  I have a plan; please let me know if you receive today's note from me.


From Greg Lindsay (NNHS / Warwick HS) of FL - 08/01/12 - "my father":


I just found your website and was wondering if you had any information on my father –Johnny Lindsay- who attended Newport News High School during the 1950’s. I am Greg Lindsay and I attended Newport News High in 1971. I eventually graduated from Warwick High after they turned NNHS into an intermediate school. 

Thank you so much-Greg   e-mail

   Hi, Greg!   I have copies of the 1954 to 1959 Anchors, and was unable to find a Johnny Lindsay listed in the Junior or Senior sections of any of them.  The closest I came was Thomas Lee Lindsay ('56) who appeared in both the 1955 and 1956 yearbooks.

   Sorry I couldn't have been more helpful, but perhaps one of our readers will be able to tell us something!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/31/12, 7:41 PM - "The Jovers":

The Jovers, 1980 -

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/05/12, 10:11 PM - "Good to Know Info.":

Good to Know Info.

* With careful attention to the nature and origins of the fish and seafood you consume, you can effectively reduce your impact on marine populations while also enjoying its flavors and health benefits. The best way to avoid the toxins present in many fish is to drastically decrease your consumption of salmon, tuna, swordfish, and sharks. As some of the longest-living, largest fish in the ocean, these fish tend to accumulate the most toxins in their bodies.

* Sustainable tuna and salmon, in particular, come widely recommended as a great source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids, purported to lower rates of heart disease and boost healthy cell function. But there are alternative choices that boast the same health benefits:


These are all great alternatives, in part because they have shorter life spans and don't accumulate as many toxins as the bigger cold-water fish. They also provide a great alternative because they rank amongst the less endangered species, breed faster, and eat much lower on the marine food chain.

   Thanks so much, Shari!

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    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#16 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 03/27/12 - "HANDY IDEAS (#6 in a Series of 13)":

  COOL BEANS! Thanks, Ruthie!


From - 08/03/12:

Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son. "Wake up, son. It's time to go to school!" 

"But why, Mom? I don't want to go." 

"Give me two reasons why you don't want to go." 

"Well, the kids hate me for one, and the teachers hate me, too!" 

"Oh, that's no reason not to go to school. Come on now and get ready." 

"Give me two reasons why I should go to school." 

"Well, for one, you're 52 years old. And for another, you're the Principal!"


1. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 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. Thursday, September 6, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

5. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/20/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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                              Love to all, Carol






Right Back Where We Started From

Written by Pierre Tubbs and J. Vincent Edwards


Recorded by Maxine Nightingale (b. 03 Nov 1952), 1975



Ooo and it's alright and it's comin' 'long
We got to get right back to where we started from
Love is good, love can be strong
We got to get right back to where we started from

Do you remember that day
(That sunny day)
When you first came my way
I said no one could take your place
And if you get hurt
(If you get hurt)
By the little things I say
I can put that smile back on your face

Ooo and it's alright and it's comin' 'long
We got to get right back to where we started from
Love is good, love can be strong
We got to get right back to where we started from

A love like ours
(A love like ours)
Can never fade away
You know it's only just begun
You give me your love
(Give me your love)
I just can't stay away
I know that you're the only one


"Right Back Where We Started From" midi courtesy of at the suggestion of My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 08/05/12

"Right Back Where We Started From" lyrics courtesy of - 08/05/12

"Back" Image courtesy of - 08/06/12

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

Animated Hearts Divider Line # 63 clip art courtesy of - 02/11/10

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!

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

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

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