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09/02/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Labor Day!

“Undoubtedly, a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.”

William Ellery Channing
(07 Apr 1780 - 02 Oct 1842)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's Newsletter theme repeats each year if it is at all possible.

    Be sure to click on that "Happy Labor Day!" link in the main title above!

BONUS - Coming to America - Neil Diamond, 2001



   Happy Labor Day Birthday today to Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND   Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Morton Binder ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

04 -  Marilyn Moren ('63) of VA;

05 -  Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND    My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of MO AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),   Jonathan Mansfield of TX;

06 -    Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA AND My First Granddaughter-in-Law, Micaela Gunn Harty (O'Fallon Township HS, IL - '13), of IL;

07 - The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (d. 03/08/06);

08 - Carroll Elliott ('57) AND  Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND   the late Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) (d. 11/06/15) AND   Bobby Fox ('63) of IA AND the late Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) (d. 04/26/14);

09 -  Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA!

Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 02, 1939 - Following the start of the invasion of Poland the previous day, the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) was annexed by Nazi Germany.

September 02, 1944 - A U.S. Navy squadron was given the assignment to take out a radio tower on the island Chichi Jima. Ensign George H.W. Bush scored four direct hits on the tower and then headed out to sea where he ejected. He was rescued by the crew of the USS Finback.
September 02, 1945 - Combat ended in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender of Japan was signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II six years and one day after it began.

September 02, 1945 - Vietnam declared its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.


September 02, 1969 - R&B singer-songwriter K-Ci was born Cedric Renard Hailey in Charlotte, North Carolina.

September 02, 1969 - Ice hockey player Stéphane Matteau was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada.

September 02, 1969 - Photographer and director Dave Naz was born David F. Nazworthy in Los Angeles, California.

“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost.”

- Henry Rollins
(b, 13 Feb 1961)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/02/17:

  Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 09/02/19 - "HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE - MONDAY (LABOR DAY) AT 5:00 AM":


Catastrophic Hurricane Dorian is nearly stationary over Grand Bahama Island this morning with winds of 165 mph sustained and a storm surge which could be as high as 23 feet. Having been to Grand Bahama, I'm not sure if much could have avoided serious flooding and major wind damage and it will continue today as the steering currents have collapsed and the push to the west is nearly nil. It is expected to make the turn toward the north late today or overnight and move close, but not over, the Florida East Coast as beach areas will suffer major destruction and beach erosion and high storm surge conditions tomorrow and into Wednesday as it heads north. Until the turn shows itself fully all bets are off on the ultimate fate of Florida and then it's on to the coastal areas of Georgia, South and North Carolina before heading out to sea. Keep your guard up if you are potentially in the path of this monster and pray for deliverance, at least I will for everyone.... This thing is not going to disappear for a number of days for sure.

Here's the visual chart on Dorian from the 5 am update from the National Hurricane Center (courtesy of Plymouth State University). Keep your eyes open at Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke and the Outer Banks, you're not out of the woods by any means yet.

   YOWZERONI! Thank you, Jimmy!


 From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 08/31/19, 11:10 AM - "Dorian":

To all my friends up north in Carolina and Virginia this hurricane is serious. I am sure you do not need me to tell you this. It is taking the same course as Mathew did but perhaps off to the east more. Looks like we dodged the bullet once again. Need the rain but never need the wind.

Go Noles

Phil & Sylvia

   MORE YOWZERONI! Thank you, Phil!

From Lena Tillett, WRAL-News, Raleigh, NC - 09/02/19, 5:50 AM:

  BREAKING: Catastrophic damage is already being reported in the Bahamas, including at least one reported death. And NEW this morning: Dorian is NOW projected to be a MAJOR hurricane when it hits the North Carolina coast. Now expected to hit as a Category 3 storm, not 2...

    YOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Lena!


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 08/31/19, 8:05 PM:


  Thanks, Domi!



“Don't be afraid to look silly.

- Tara Strong
b. 12 Feb 1973)


Celebrate Labor Day with 6 Workhorse Crochet Patterns - "Today is Labor Day in the United States, which for most people just means a 3-day weekend. But Labor Day is more than just an extra day off—it’s a day to honor the contributions workers have made to our country. This Labor Day, while you’re enjoying (or maybe lamenting) the official end of summer, take a few moments to celebrate the work you and your loved ones did over the past year! Remind yourself that even though work can sometimes feel like a slog, you’re making an important contribution to your family, your community, and your country (and the world!). To celebrate our nation’s workers, we’ve put together a list of our 6 favorite workhorse crochet patterns. These projects will keep you comfortable while you’re doing your 9 to 5 thing, whatever it may be."


Jane Addams, Labor Day . . . and Knitting! - "Is knitting a part of Labor Day? It is, in a round-about way . . . ."


Cookout Classics for Labor Day - "Savor the end of summer with Food Network's Labor Day party recipes, including Labor Day desserts, appetizers and picnic recipes."


From - 09/01/19:

A man decided to join the circus. He showed up to demonstrate his skills to the impresario.

"I have the most unusual act," he announced. "I'm sure it will amaze you."

He climbed up to the high wire and jumped off! He flapped his arms wildly, and finally his fall slowed and the man began to fly. He soared upward, turned, and swooped back again. Finally, he stopped in mid air and gently lowered himself to the ground.

The impresario said, "Is that all you've got? Bird impressions?"

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 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.

3. 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 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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Coming to America

Written and Performed by
Neil Diamond

We’ve been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star

Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

On the boats and on the planes
They’re coming to America
Never looking back again
They’re coming to America

Home, don’t it seem so far away
Oh, we’re traveling light today
In the eye of the storm
In the eye of the storm

Home, to a new and a shiny place
Make our bed, and we’ll say grace
Freedom’s light burning warm
Freedom’s light burning warm

Everywhere around the world
They’re coming to America
Every time that flag’s unfurled
They’re coming to America

Got a dream to take them there
They’re coming to America
Got a dream they’ve come to share
They’re coming to America

They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
Today, today, today, today, today

My country ’tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty
Of thee I sing
Of thee I sing

"Coming to America" midi (Sequenced By Peter Wolmarans - 1998) courtesy
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/26/05

"Coming to America" lyrics courtesy of - 08/27/05

Animated Labor Day Title clip art courtesy of - 09/06/10

American Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 09/01/09
Thanks, Mark!

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

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

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

O'Fallon Township High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 06/01/18

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 Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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

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