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08/13/12 - NNHS Newsletter
Long Misty Days

“I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun
on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.”

- Pete Hamill
(b. 24 June 1935)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's theme was once again suggested by        my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL, this time on 08/11/12 at 9:52 PM:

I mentioned this song in the car the other day. It's by the guy who was in the group (Procol Harum) that wrote "Whiter Shade of Pale." I hadn't heard this song before watching the film, "Roadie."

  Oh, WOW! Thank you, Faniel!


  Happy Birthday today to   Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene Chapman ('57) AND   Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL;

18 - Etta L. Baker ('57)  AND   Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA;

19 -     Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND      Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA  AND        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA;

20 -        The late Chip Clark ('65) (deceased 06/12/10)  AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

August 12, 1944 -Waffen-SS troops massacred 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.

August 12, 1944 - Nazi German troops ended the week-long Wola massacre, during which time at least 40,000 people were killed indiscriminately or in mass executions.

August 12, 1944 - Alençon was liberated by General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by French forces.


August 13, 1942 - Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized the construction of facilities that would house the "Development of Substitute Materials" project, better known as the Manhattan Project.


Sunday, August 12, 1962 - Nothing whatsoever happened - or so it would seem...

Monday, August 13, 1962 - Representatives from the Russian Orthodox Church and Vatican City met in Metz, France, and came to an agreement wherein the Russian church would send observers to the Second Vatican Council and in exchange, the Roman Catholic Church would refuse to condemn Communism.

Monday, August 13, 1962 - Singer-songwriter Thanos Kalliris (Bang) was born in Athens, Greece.

Monday, August 13, 1962 - Actor John Slattery was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 08/08/12, 11:48 AM - "  Georgie Sawyer":

Hello Carol,        Georgie Sawyer was in the June 1946 Class.

Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA

   Thank you so much, Fred!

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 08/10/12, 7:34 PM - "glad you are back":

Please add me again,


Phil Hammond

   Thanks, Phil! I cannot add you again, though; you're still right there on my mailing list. You haven't gotten lost; I have. See if you can find a way to convince your server to allow my messages to pass their filters.

   Meanwhile, look for my notes in your Spam Folder.

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 08/10/12, 11:15 AM - "Obit. Mary Lou BALLINGER Cooper":

Hello Carol,        Fri.  Aug. 10, 2011
Can't remember if I sent this before.
Mary Lou Ballinger appears on p. 15 of the Feb. 1946 Anchor.
Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA

   Thank you again, Fred! I deeply appreciate your clarifications!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 08/11/12, 11:24 AM - "recent pics of CPT promotion":

Mom and Dad,

Here are some pics you can share with others from my recent promotion.  I've been waiting a while for this.  From my original agreement with the Army, it should have happened back in February.  But things change, of course.  So when we got the call yesterday am if we wanted to get promoted at the 1600 formation that day, it was definitely something I wanted to do!  And the other guys felt that same way too.  A few others actually decided to wait till their family (who were out of town) could come.  But most of us just 'got it done'!
Now to get on to a new assignment....there are now 3 captains in one battery.  It will be a bit odd to say the least.  Hopefully, I can get pulled up to another assignment soon.  We'll see.  I'll keep you posted of course and will look to call later today.  with love.
Friday, August 10, 2011 - Ft. Bliss, Texas - Part of 2-43 ADA BN
Friday, August 10, 2011 - Ft. Bliss, Texas
Captains Webb, Harty,
Fusco, Cook, and Avilla
Captains Webb, Harty,
Fusco, Cook, and Avilla
Brent and Bethany Harty Brent and Bethany Harty Tom, Brent, Bethany,
Joe, and Jim Harty

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks so much, Brent! Congratulations - we are enormously proud of you!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/11/12, 5:16 PM - "         Captain Brent Harty USA":

Hi, Carol and Paul:
You all must be busting with pride over Brent's promotion.
I have been so excited since reading about Brent's promotion to the rank of Captain the in United States Army.
Plus, I am honored that he chose to send me five outstanding photos of the promotion ceremony in an e-mail.
News on Facebook travels fast. It has been one of the ways that I keep in touch with Captain Harty.
Army Strong,

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you, Major Madagan! You are quite correct! We were in a library in Jackson, Missouri when we received the news, and I texted Bethany and asked her how we were going to be able to jump up and run around screaming, "YAHOO!" under those conditions. She said we totally should because it would be funny, but we somehow managed to restrain ourselves. I settled for hauling the library director (who is a distant cousin-in-law himself) over to the computer and showing him Brent's picture on the Go Army page about Officer Candidate School - right up front and looking Army Strong at his graduation:

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 08/11/12, 11:23 PM - "Christmas Songwriter Open House Benefit - WO Smith - Call for Songwriter Participation":

As many of you know "Its All About Z Music" has been partnering with WO Smith School of Music in a year long funding event. As part of that partnership Wanda and I have agreed to match all funds collected at our monthly house concerts. Those funds currently exceed $1,000 !!

We are also pleased to announce that this year's event will held at the WO Smith facility on December 15, 2012. The doors will open at 4:00 PM; music starts around 4:30 PM

This is still a covered dish event and a $25 donation will be collected at the door.

This going to be a very special event in that some of the students from WO Smith will perform.

We are calling now for Songwriter / Band / Group Participation...... last year we had 48 songwriters participate and help raise over $4, block your calendar and let me know if you want to play. We are hoping there will be a lot of media coverage for this event.

Every effort will be made to accommodate all who want to participate!

Have a Very Muggy August Christmas!
   WOWZERONI! Thanks for letting us know, Terry!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/11/12, 5:34 AM - "Baptist Church Meeting...":

This is really great! 

THIS MAN (minister of music) IS A REAL ENTERTAINER. - Rob Mills Family - Through The Decades

   WOWZERS! He's a hoot! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!


BONUS RECIPES: - Cheeseburger Bake - "Love cheeseburgers? Love casseroles? Then stop reading and start making Cheeseburger Bake. It's an all-in-one family meal that's sure to become a family favorite." -  Veggie Beef Casserole - "Lookin' for an easy casserole recipe with ground beef that'll be a sure crowd-pleaser? Then look no further! Loaded with veggies and beef and topped with cheese, this casserole mixes up in a snap and will vanish just as quickly!"

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#18 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 (#8 in a Series of 13)":

  COOL BEANS! Thanks, Ruthie!


From - 08/12/12:

The two inventors of the bungee rope went to Spain to test their invention. They built a 50-foot tower and, once completed, one of the guys stood on the edge of the platform and dived into the air with the rope tied to his feet. The other guy, standing up on the platform, waited until his friend returned up so that he could grab him. The first time his friend sprang up, he tried to grab him but missed and noticed that his head was swollen. The next time, he missed again and again there was a bruise on his head and face.

This time, with much concern, he dived forward to get his partner, pulled him in and asked, "What happened? Is the cord too long?"

His partner replied with his face all bloody, "What is piñata?"


1. 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.

2. 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 

3. Wednesday, October 10, 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.

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







Long Misty Days


Written and recorded by Robin Trower (b. 09 Mar 1945), 1976



Long misty days
Told me they would change their ways
Once in a while will come my way

The thrill is gone
Misty days linger on and on
Once in a while is here to stay

We feed this fire
Lovers in a nursery rhyme
The words belong to you
And the melody was mine

Long misty days
Told me in a million ways
Once in a while will come my way

Oh how the moon
Shining in a lonely room
Weeping willow cry for me

Sing me a song
Simple as the day is long
Our loves are crying to be free

And take the sky
And tell me if the moon is blue
And if it's meant to be
That my melody was you

Long misty days
Told me in a million ways
Once in a while will come my way

Long misty days
Told me they would change the ways
Once in a while is here to stay


"Long Misty Days" lyrics courtesy of My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 08/11/12

Misty Day Image courtesy of - 08/18/12 (sic)

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

Peach Zigzag Divider Line courtesy of - 11/28/05

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

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

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

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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