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08/28/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
This One's for You

“To meet, to know, to love—and then to part,
Is the sad tale of many a heart.”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(21 Oct 1772 - 25 July 1834)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This Newsletter theme  is being revisited from four years ago today: 

   I'm not overly fond of the midi because it sounds rather heavy-handed, so be sure to catch the Bonus Video:

BONUS - - This One's for You - Barry Manilow


   Happy Birthday today to  the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND    the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) - 1948 (deceased 09/17/08)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -      Me ('65) of NC AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA;

31 -     Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND      Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND    Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND    My Grandson, Jacob Harty of TX;

01 - Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;

02 - Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND    Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA;

03 - Morton Binder ('57)

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 28, 1941 - In occupied Ukraine, more than 23,000 Hungarian Jews were murdered by the Gestapo.

August 28, 1943 - In Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation was started.

August 28, 1944 - The French cities of  Marseille and Toulon were liberated.

TODAY IN 1962:

Tuesday, August 28, 1962 - Footballer Paul Allen was born in Aveley, Thurrock, Essex.

Tuesday, August 28, 1962 - Actor Craig Anton was born Craig Ward Anton in Omaha, Nebraska.

Tuesday, August 28, 1962 - Director David Fincher was born in Denver, Colorado.


1. OOPS!  NADA!  ‹(•¿•)›

     From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 08/12/12, 7:12 PM - "NNHS Newsletter Subject":

Wishing to return to one subject I posted a while back and hoping that your readers, especially new ones, may have something to share or even contact me directly <> with their stories?
This involves Civil Defense and one part of it called CONELRAD.
In 1965 Civil Defense was on life support but still very much present.  The Cuban Missile Crisis was still fresh in people's memories but CONELRAD was at this point dead as of 1963.  That is because the system designed to throw off enemy bombers which could hone in on radio tower broadcasts was obsolete.  Its purpose was shutting down all radio broadcasts then cluster relaying signals on only two dial channels of 640 and 1240 kHz on the AM dial (often seen with white triangles on the dial face in those positions on radios made between 1953-1963) confusing enemy radio radar. Interballistic missiles had become a threat by then and did not need radio signals to find cities to bomb.
I am still gathering information, stories, and of course, articles in any format rather it be paper, folders, pictures, or artifacts for my book about the Cold War which will be geared towards elementary school age children who haven't a clue about this part of our volatile history.  Any help is greatly appreciated!
       Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) ... anything in your archives connected with WGH Radio?
Thanks All !!!
Eric Huffstutler
Richmond, VA

   Thanks, Eric! Let's find out!

   "David? Anyone? Anyone?" - WEBMISTRESS' NOTE: I hope this page isn't broken anywhere.  It makes me laugh hysterically ("All Your Base Are Belong to Us") every time I look at it, and my tummy is already aching from laughing as it is.

    From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 08/27/12, 8:41 AM - "NNHS58 Classmates - do you have family buried at Greenlawn?":

Reading the morning paper with morning coffee, I noticed a local interest article on Greenlawn Cemetery history.  It occurred to me that some of my NNHS58 classmates probably have family buried at Greenlawn.
Of course, my next thoughts concerned whether it is a sign of old age to think an article on a cemetery is interesting!
I think I'll take the position that it is the history thing that attracted my attention.  The guy in the photo, Dan Phillips, is an old Hokie friend of mine.  I knew, or knew of, several of the "notables" mentioned in the article.  Probably those born a few years after us do not know the name "Coca Cola" Brown for example, nor that he invented the ubiquitous bottle opener in I believe it was 1926.
So, to round out the history lesson, do you have relatives buried in Greenlawn?,0,7674788.story


   WOWZERS! I did not realize that myself, Joe! Thank you so very much!


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 08/25/12, 7:27 PM - "Haiti mission for Haiti Outreach Ministries":

My week in Haiti before the hurricane was amazing.  I have a whole new look on life.  These people have very little but are happy and loving.  They need so much but what we did in a week was very helpful.  Don and I installed fluorescent fixtures in classrooms as well as fixed some quake damage, etc.  We do not know how fortunate we are.


Phil Hammond


08/17/12 08/17/12 08/18/12 08/19/12 08/19/12 08/22/12

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Phil! How wonderful that y'all were able to have this experience! You're so right; we are so richly blessed, yet we tend to take so much of it for granted, or worse we often complain that we do not have enough.

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/27/12 - "Growing Old (Absolutely Stunning Photos)":

   OOH! Thanks so much, Norris Sweetie!

BONUS RECIPES: - Pineapple Citrus Cream Squares  - "Everything old is new again, and that goes for the gelatin mold. Our no-mold required refreshing and creamy Pineapple Citrus Cream Squares are easy to serve and bring along too!" Pudding Pie - "Until we can relax on a Hawaiian beach, Hawaiian Pudding Pie gives us some of that warm sunshiny feeling."

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#28 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  


From - 08/21/12:
One day, a grandpa and his grandson went golfing. The young one was really good and the old one was just giving him tips.

They were on hole 8 and there was a tree in the way. The grandpa said, "When I was your age, I would hit the ball right over that tree."

So, the grandson hit the ball and it bumped against the tree and landed not too far from where it started.

"Of course," added the grandpa, "when I was your age, the tree was only 3 feet tall."

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. 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

Y'all take 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


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This One's for You

Recorded by Barry Manilow (b. 17 June 1943), 1976

This one will never sell
They'll never understand
I don't even sing it well
I try but I just can't
But I sing it every night
And I fight to keep it in
'Cause this one's for you
This one's for you

I've done a hundred songs
From fantasy to lies
But this one so real for me
That I'm the one who cries
And I sing it every night
And I fight to hide the tears
'Cause this one's for you
This one's for you

This one's for you
Wherever you are
To say that nothing's been the same
Since we've been apart
This one's for all the love we once knew
Like everything else I have
This one's for you ohhhhh

I've got it all, it seems
For all it means to me
But I sing of things I miss
And things that used to be
And I wonder every night
If you might just miss me, too
And I sing for you
I sing for you

This one's for you
Wherever I go
To say the things I should have said
Things that you should know
This one's to say that all I can do
Is hope that you will hear me sing
'Cause this one's for you ohhhh

This one's for you
Wherever you are
To say that nothing's been the same
Since we've been apart ohhhh
This one's for all the love we once knew
Like everything else I have
This one's for you

"This One's for You" midi courtesy of - 08/28/08

"This One's for You" lyrics courtesy of - 08/28/08

Animated Sparkling Pink Roses clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/13/06
Thanks, Al!

Peach Heart Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/04

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

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!

Kilroy Face courtesy of 5kidz2many of MO - 01/24/10
Thanks, Rhonda!

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

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!

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