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09/03/12 - 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 every year - to one degree or other:

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

BONUS - - Coming to America - Neil Diamond, 2001



   Happy Birthday today to Morton Binder ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

05 -   Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL AND

My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),      Jonathan Mansfield of MD;

06 -    Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA;

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

08 - Carroll Elliott ('57) AND   Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND   Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA;

09 -   Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA;

10 -     The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased - 12/23/03);

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 03, 1939 - France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declared war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies.

September 03, 1940 - Adolf Hitler planned Operation Sealion. The plan was for the invasion of Britain.

September 03, 1941 - The Holocaust: Karl Fritzsch, deputy camp commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, experimented with the use of Zyklon B in the gassing of Soviet POWs.

September 03, 1942 - In response to news of its coming liquidation, Dov Lopatyn led an uprising in the Ghetto of Lakhva, in present-day Belarus.

September 03, 1943 - Italy was invaded by the Allied forces.

September 03, 1944 - The Holocaust: diarist Anne Frank and her family were placed on the last transport train from Westerbork to Auschwitz, arriving three days later.

September 03, 1945 - A three-day celebration was held in China, following the Victory over Japan Day on September 2.

TODAY IN 1962:

Monday, September 03, 1962 - Poet E. E. Cummings - also known as e. e. cummings - (born Edward Estlin Cummings on 14 Oct 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) died of a stroke at the Joy Farm in North Conway, New Hampshire at the age of 67.


1. Ummm - NADA - AGAIN!  But this one was significantly updated:

08/29/12 -   Dickie Gray - Class of 1955 - Husband of   Kathleen Walker Gray ('57) of VA; Brother of Robert Maynard of VA, and of the late   Russell Maynard (Class of 1961) (d. 09 Feb 1964) and Faye Gray Boughman (1943 - 18 Sept 2003); Brother-in-Law of    Bobby Walker ('65) of VA

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 09/02/12, 11:58 AM - "OOPS!!":

I rec'd one email from you saying your were back in business and more was to come--it didn't. That caused me to miss your birthday!
So, please accept my belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY greetings!!
Take Care!

   Thank you, Wayne Honey!

   I've been back; I've just not sent out any of those odious announcements! 
Every time I send them I hear from three or four people who say they haven't heard from me in months, so I just decided to keep plugging away at the Newsletters and quit frustrating myself with announcements that landed unseen in spam folders or were lost in cyber space or worse.

   In other words, I've just been being bratty!

Thanks for the birthday wishes - I really appreciate them!

  From Jimmy Himes ('64) of Northern VA - 09/02/12, 9:25 PM:

Dear, dear Carol...
...hope you're well...

   Jimmy! How good to see your smiling face! I hope it works!

   I'm a little under the weather at the moment, but I'm sure it'll all go away soon!

  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 09/02/12, 11:22 PM:

Once again, It is only those few people who have high security set that had a problem with the emails and links.  That setting will do that for anyone who sends and email with a link in it.  In other words it is them and not you and it always was that way.  The default security setting is Medium and that setting does not cause that problem.  If you have an AV program that keeps itself and it's defs up-to-date that is a high enough setting.  The people who have this problem changed that setting deliberately.  Paranoia will get you nowhere on the Internet.  It IS a wild and wooly world out there and you have to use your common sense and keep your six gun ready...............
Al Simms
Class of 1960

   Thank you so much, Al! This is of course, the ultimate answer to the problem; I just don't know how to reach everyone in the meantime to let them know!

   I suppose as a result of watching so many movies and documentaries on Nazi book burnings when I was very young, I' personally am always disturbed by censorship. I always worry about who is doing the censoring, and whether or not I might just be able to do that job myself. Even as feeble-brained as I am, I feel that I have the capability to change the channel or push delete if I don't like the content.  This seems to be a minority opinion, at least among my own immediate circle of friends, but then I am nothing if not weird.

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 09/02/12, 1:41 PM - "House Concert - Saturday Sept 8th - Wood Newton - Claudia Nygaard - Liz Hengber":

  Come join us for a unique round of music this coming Saturday night...... as we bring together three of Nashville's best songwriters. You seen them around town, at the Bluebird and other places... now see them in the most intimate of settings.. OUR LIVING ROOM!

This up close and personal event will surely entertain you. Bring some Family! Bring some Friends!


Whatever you do be here this Saturday night. Feel free to forward this email to family and friends.

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Terry!

   If you're in the Nashville area over the weekend, y'all might want to check this out!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 09/02/12, 5:41 PM:

REMEMBER our Troops, and do not forget them LATER.

Lest we forget ~


   Thank you, Norris Sweetie!

From - 08/27/12 - "Life's 5 W's":

The 5 W's of Life

By Terrence Meltz

The 5 W's and an H of Life

When I was in grade 3, I learned a technique of journalistic writing using the 5W's + H. Asking "WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY, WHEN and HOW" was a formula we used to map out all of the details to get a complete story. By asking each of those questions we were able to reveal the whole story without leaving a rock unturned. Little did I know at that time how effective this mind mapping tool would be in uncovering the whole truth of a person's life. By asking each of these questions, you could better create a clear vision for personal growth, goal setting and timed framed achievements. Let's take a look at how these questions can be applied to your life.

At some point, I think everyone has asked themselves "WHO AM I?" How do you define an identity? What are the true elements that make a person genuinely unique? Although the factors could change from person to person, there are some things that apply to everyone like having values and/or morals. Below are a few questions you could ask yourself to help define your identity:

What values do you hold highest?
What would you like your legacy to be?
How do you want others to view you?
What do you feel is your life's purpose?

By looking internally and taking the time to come up with honest responses, you could better form your identity and start living your true authentic self, while being aligned with your life's purpose.

By having a solid understanding of what you want, you are able to set goals and take steps to create your IDEAL LIFE. When I was training to become a coach at the World Coach Institute, one of my instructors shared with the class one of the most profound questions that can be used to uncover any goal or personal destination you may have.

What is your ultimate goal?

By asking this question, you can dig deep and remove all of the superficial layers and get to the root of what is going to make you successful: THE DRIVE AND MOTIVATION OF ACHIEVING YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL!!! Sounds pretty good doesn't it? The first step of achievement would be assessing your daily, weekly, monthly tasks and ensure they are stepping stones to the ultimate goal. If you start to feel lost, ask yourself if what you are doing fits in with this wonderful ultimate goal. If it doesn't, you need to get back on track by whatever means necessary.

Have you ever sat and day dreamed about where you'd like to be 5, 10 15 or 20 years from now. What sort of life are you living? Who is with you? What is your living environment look like? Have you achieved all of your goals? Having the drive to dream about where we would like to be is certainly a strong force in achieving your ultimate goal.

When asking yourself where you'd like to be whether literally or figuratively, you need to focus on the positive and less on where you don't want to be. If you think about as though it has already happened, you are far more likely to attract those goals. If you focus on the positive, you will attract the positive but the same works with the negative. If you continually focus on where you don't want to be, you're far more likely to attract exactly what you don't want. One thing that is very important to establishing some direction in your life is by knowing when you have reached your destination.

Why is it so important to achieve your goals? This may seem a bit obvious but honestly if you can't name a few reasons off the top of your head, your goals may not be powerful enough. The first step could be asking yourself why these goals are important to you. You need to give your goals conviction. If you don't, you are far less likely to achieve them. Setting goals gives you a long term vision and short term motivation. There is also a sense of pride when you have completed your goals. Here are some great questions you can ask to pave your way through goal setting.

What will I gain by achieving my goals?
What will I gain by not achieving my goals?
How will my life be better by achieving my goals?
How will I feel knowing what I've accomplished?
Does this help shape my legacy?

Remember that only you can answer these questions, but you may gain some clarity and a sense of urgency in accomplishing your goals when you fully understand why you are trying to achieve them.

There is a great tool that many coaches and other professionals use for goal setting. It is the acronym:

S pecific
M easureable
A ttainable
R ealistic
T ime Framed

I love this tool as a coach because it makes the process of setting goals much easier. For the purpose of this segment we will just focus on the Time Framed portion of SMART. Set a time limit on when you would like to achieve your goal. Without a time limit, there is no sense of urgency in achieving your goal. Having a time frame also allows you to measure your progress.


So I guess this is the million dollar question. You have established yourself as a truly unique individual, have an understanding of what your ultimate goal(s) is, you know what you want your life to look like and where you'd like to be, you are clear why your goals are important to you and you've given yourself a time frame for completion. Now what? You need to create an action plan for making all of these things happen. Start living the way you want your life to be, embody your goals, stay true to your vision and write down the steps you are going to take in order to live your IDEAL LIFE daily. Ensure that every life decision you make is a significant piece of your life goal puzzle and that all of the pieces fit together. Have fun, embrace your passion and stay true to "WHO" you really are. Being honest with yourself will be your compass in whatever direction you want your life to lead.

About the Author:

While Terrence is certainly not an author, he is very passionate about creating an Outstanding Life for his clients. As he approached his early thirties, he found a new passion in wellness and a true connection between Body, Mind and Spirit. He has committed to making the most of his life by being kind to himself, all those around him, learning all he can about complementary therapies, physical fitness, nutrition and stress management. He did his Life and Wellness Coach training at the World Coach Institute with outstanding Instructors that were leaders in their own coaching niches. He is fully committed to working with his clients to help them create their perfect life whether it is stress management, weight loss, time management work/life balance or just an overall better quality of life.

Terrence currently resides in Eastern Ontario, Canada but he is available to coach clients worldwide. You can visit his website, email him or call him directly at (613) 659-4455 to book your complimentary coaching session. Success is yours. Contact Terrence to make the change.

BONUS RECIPES: - Sausage, Peppers, and Mushrooms  - "This chunky blend of Italian sausage and veggies does doubly duty as a one-dish meal or as a sandwich filling spooned over French rolls. You're gonna love it 'cause it's easy and versatile!" - Italian Tortellini Stew - "Why do we love one-pots so much? Besides the obvious, the easy cleanup, they allow us to cook a family-sized meal all at once, using a variety of our favorite off-the-shelf ingredients!"

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#32 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  



From - 09/02/12:

An obnoxious drunk stumbled into the front door of a bar and ordered a drink. The bartender said, "No way, buddy, you're too drunk."

A few minutes later, the drunk came in though the bathroom. Again he slurred, "Give me a drink."

The bartender said, "No, man, I told you last time -- you're too drunk."

Five minutes later the guy came in though the back door and ordered a drink.

Again the bartender said, "You're too drunk."

The drunk scratched his head and said, "Dang, I must be. The last two places said the same thing."

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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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!

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

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

Animated Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of - 06/02/10

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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