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09/06/10 - 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 above!

BONUS - - Coming to America - Neil Diamond, 2001



      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 - "Update on locations - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":


Please post this updated announcement when you have a moment.



Friday evening we’ll meet at 7:00 PM at the home of    Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65).  They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend.  The change in location was decided when members of the reunion committee thought the original location might not be as suitable for conversation as originally planned.  The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News.  The telephone number is 757-595-4116.  We’ll post a map providing directions. - significantly updated 08/07/10 and 09/02/10!

 - updated 09/01/10! 

   Thank you, Dave!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/30/10 - "BIRTHDAY CRUISE":



I just reviewed my contract with the Spirit of Norfolk. I must give them the final attendee count and final payment no later than 23 September. That means that I must receive your reservation and check no later than 20 September.

However, keep in mind that I cannot guarantee you a seat, after the first 40 seats are reserved.

 BOTTOM LINE: Send your reservation now, if you want to be assured of a seat. - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10!

         NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc -

        - 23 slots left! - updated 09/04/10! 


   Happy Birthday today to    Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (deceased - 03/08/06)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

11 -        The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND   J. Harrison ('58) of GA AND     My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 06, 1934 - The U.S. announced that Germany was building U-boats in foreign factories.

September 06, 1939 - The Battle of Barking Creek

September 06, 1939 - South Africa declared war on Germany.

September 06, 1940 - King Carol II of Romania abdicated, leaving his country in control of Prime Minister Ion Antonescu and the Iron Guard.  He was succeeded by his son Michael.

September 06, 1941 - Jews in German-occupied areas were ordered to wear the Star of David with the word "Jew" inscribed. The order only applied to Jews over the age of 6.

September 06, 1944 - The city of Ypres, Belgium was liberated by allied forces.

September 06, 1949 - Allied military authorities relinquished control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control.

September 06, 1944 - The British government relaxed blackout restrictions and suspended compulsory training for the Home Guard.

September 06, 2002 - A lifelike statue of Adolf Hitler went on public display in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The statue portrays Hitler kneeling in prayer.

TODAY IN 1965:

Monday, September 06, 1965 - War of 1965: India retaliated following Pakistan's failed Operation Grand Slam which resulted in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that was ended following the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.

Monday, September 06, 1965 - Actor and film director John Polson was born in Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Monday, September 06, 1965 - Football player Van Tiffin was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Monday, September 06, 1965 - Sarah Puckett celebrated her 18th birthday.

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/05/10 and 09/03/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace!  OH, NO!


   That's why I've included the link to all the candidates named Grace, along with the image of The Real Grace, lest there be any confusion. As y'all can see, she's a Weimaraner from Richmond.

Grace is #1 in pet of the month:

and #3 in pet of the year: 

  WOWZERONI!!! That's fabulous, Norris! 

   Vote early, and vote often - or at least cast your allotted daily vote!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 09/05/10 - "Thanks!":

I thank you for chasing away the gremlin that prevented me from receiving the NL. Although, I now receive it once and not twice, that's good enough for me--I know the site address!!

   Well, dat still ain't right, Wayne Honey, 'cause you should definitely be receiving two mailings now, but I suppose all's well that ends well! Thanks!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/05/10 - "     Donald Thomas White (Class of 1960) of VA":

Hi, Carol:

In an effort to dress up the Famous Soldiers
page on your website, an effort was made to secure a photo in Uniform of Donald Thomas White, but did not find one.

He is not a member of the website, Army-Together We

Thank you for remembering the Military Veterans who also bear the name of Typhoon on your website.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

    Ja, I couldn't find an image of Donny in uniform either, Major Madagan; thanks for looking!

   You could try emailing him at VMI and invite him to join A-TWS.  I'd email him myself, but you know how shy I am.....

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 09/05/10 - "Famous Soldiers":


Congrats and thanks for your preemptive help finding the military record and adding
   Donny White (’60) VA, to the Distinguished Soldiers listing. Brother       Harry (Covert) (’57) MD  reminded me Saturday of the VMI home page and his own esteem for Donny after his time of professional and personal interaction with the respected A.D.

For those who didn’t follow your links, here’s the salient military service info: “… After graduation from VMI, White was commissioned as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. His decorations include The Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. White and his wife, Bettie reside in Lexington….”

Certainly a Distinguished Soldier.


In checking the site, I realized you had no picture of the late      Charlie Wiggins (’62) (14 Aug 1942 - 14 July 2004) accompanying his entry.
  A few months after Charlie's July 2004 death, I extracted and sent a picture of a group of us Basic Combat Training heroes at Fort Benning’s Harmony Church, including Charles, brandishing bayoneted M14s for the photographer. Here is Charlie’s photo from the book. The bayonet photo may have been lost in the translation, er transition, of servers and other site challenges. It may still be in North Carolina. If you need it I can resend.

Norm Covert (’61) MD  

   1968 - Ft. Benning, GA  

  I had placed it on the Memorial Page for the Class of 1962, but neglected to add it to his listing on Famous Soldiers.....

  Thanks so much, Normie!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/05/10 - "Thank You, Lord (#1 in a Series of 8)":

This is a sweet reminder of how blessed we are.
God bless you all!


      Thank you, Dearest Judy!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 09/05/10:

A Brave Man

True bravery is arriving home late after a guy's night out, being assaulted by your wife with a broom, and still having the guts to ask:

"Are you still cleaning or are you flying somewhere?"


1. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - SEE: - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

2. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - -

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

5. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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.

6. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at - SEE: - - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

7. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at and SEE: -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - - - CLASS OF 1964

8. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

9. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 08/22/10

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

  Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

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!!

Animated USMC and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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 OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Thanks, Dave!

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