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09/07/12 - NNHS Newsletter - September Morn
“By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

- Helen Hunt Jackson, September
(18 Oct 1830 - 12 Aug 1885)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme is making its third appearance here:

BONUS - - September Morn - Neil Diamond


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Carroll Elliott ('57) AND   Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND   Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

12 -   The late Bill Brewer ('57) (deceased 08/30/12)  AND   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND    Rick Harman ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 07, 1940 - The Blitz Nazi Germany began to rain bombs on London. This was the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing.

September 07, 1940 - Treaty of Craiova: Romania lost Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.

September 07, 1942 - The Russian army counter attacked the German troops outside the city of Stalingrad.

September 07, 1942 - Holocaust: 8,700 Jews of Kolomyia (western Ukraine) were sent by German Gestapo to death camp in Belzec.

September 07, 1942 - First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.

September 07, 1943 - The German 17th Army began its evacuation of the Kuban River bridgehead (Taman Peninsula) in southern Russia and moved across the Strait of Kerch to the Crimea.

September 07, 1945 - Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrendered to U.S. Marines.

TODAY IN 1962:

Friday, September 07, 1962 - Novelist Jennifer Egan (A Visit From the Goon Squad) was born in Chicago, Illinois

Friday, September 07, 1962 - Author Karen Blixen (b. Karen Christenze Dinesen on 17 Apr 1885 in Rungsted, Denmark) (Out of Africa) died in Rungsted, Denmark at the age of 77, apparently of malnutrition.

Friday, September 07, 1962 - Motorcycle racer and journalist Graham Walker (b. @ 1896/7 in Wallington, Surrey, England) died.

Friday, September 07, 1962 - Novelist Eiji Yoshikawa (吉川 英治) (b. 11 Aug 1892 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) died from cancer-related complications at the age of 70.


1.     J.R. Harrison - Class of 1961 - Brother of    Alpha Harrison Paul ('59) of VA

    From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 09/06/12, 12:02 PM - "Class of 57 Memorial List":

Dear Carol,
In looking over the Class Memorial list for the Class of '57, I noticed a name was missing. 
  Barbara Kemp Bostwick passed away the morning of April 22, 2012.  She lived in Holiday Island, Hertford, NC.
Sorry I don't have any more details.
I've been very remiss in keeping you updated regarding the Class of '57.  I will try to do better in the future.
Pat Beck Letzinger

   Thank you so much, Pat! You've been doing fine; I am just still behind.  Even though Barbara's name was still on my "to-do" list, I could at least have posted her on the '57 Memorial page.  I'm so sorry; I've done so now:

   The question is, why is it taken me so long to create her Memorial Newsletter?? ‹(•¿•)›   Lemme see...  Well, first I've never scanned Pat (Merilic - '62) and Gene Duncan's ('60) senior images, although I've certainly had enough prompting to do so:

   I'm not sure why that is, except for my general aversion to scanning.   Maybe it was selecting the background hymn; yeah, that may have been it.  Well, whatever the cause of the delay, I'll try to get right on it.  Thanks for the nudge, Pat!

    From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 09/06/12, 4:49 PM - "September Song":

Hi Carol,

I just got around to looking at my email, and I saw these new posts by you. On Sept. 2, you gave 5 Bonus tracks for 'September Song'. If you look at the CD that I gave you a few years ago, entitled,
 'Kauai On My Mind', you will see another arrangement of the song. Cut 11 is another rendition of this great song, and I have a letter from George Winston in which he says that it is as good of an arrangement of the song as he has ever heard. Maybe you could post that one as Bonus 6 and see if any of our friends agree with old George. Take care and keep up the good work.

   Thanks so much, Bill! I personally would certainly agree with George!

   I see that this is going to be one of those embarrassing days.....

    Now it's time for True Confessions. I do not know what I'm doing. For years now people have graciously given me CD's in the hope that I would attach them to various pages.  Unless something is already posted online, especially on YouTube, I have no idea how to attach them.  Neither do I know how to add anything to YouTube.  I have a hunch it just might require a video camera and a microphone.  I have those around here somewhere, but I don't know how to install them.  I really do not know how to do a great many things.

   Last May just before he moved to Maryland, as he was preserving my files before shutting down my computer until it could be repaired in August,     my son of other parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) asked me some simple, basic computer-speak question. I gave him one of my patented deer-in-the-headlights looks and responded with all the intelligence I could muster, "Duh, what?!?"

   With a considerable amount of mirth he mentioned something about how remarkable it was that I did what I did with as little basic knowledge of computers as I have.

   Boy Howdy.

   But to quote one of my favorite lines from one of my very favorite movies, Start the Revolution Without Me (1970), "I've got a better idea!  I've got an even better idea!"

   So that all may enjoy it, I suggest they order a copy of their own!


"Kauia on My Mind"

A CD of 18 slack key guitar solos by    Bill Campbell ('54) of VA <>, all played in Taro Patch tuning.

A haole's interpretation of Hawaiian slack key guitar.


Send $14.95, by check or money order

Lehua Records
P.O. Box 1034
Lightfoot, VA 23090

From - 09/04/12 - "Being Right":

Being "Right" vs. Being "Alive" - An Excerpt from "How to Have A Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating and Marriage"

By Ariel and Shya Kane

In most relationships, an ongoing fight simmers just below the surface. Sometimes the conflict appears subtle but at other times it is outright war. People have grown up in a sea of discord and have been socialized to expect it and accept it. In other words, fighting is "normal."

Transformation is both instantaneous and cumulative. In reading this chapter, you may see an old mechanical way of relating to your mate. If you don't judge this behavior, it can have a profound impact on your ability to live in harmony. With practice, you get better at letting go of the need to have your perspective be the right one.

You're Wrong! I'm Right!

When it comes to creating a Match Made in Heaven, giving up being right is one of the essential ingredients.

Let's take a moment to define what we mean by "being right." It's when you take on an adversarial relationship to someone, making them wrong and yourself right. When you take this position, nothing they say or do will convince you to give up your point of view. After all, holding onto your point of view is the prime directive. You will rehearse and rehash your position in your thoughts, because proving the other person wrong becomes your life's mission. When locked in a right/wrong battle, there can be no surrender, no relaxation. It's a battle that you have to win and they have to lose.

Very few of us have had role models who were skilled enough at letting go of the point they wanted to make to truly listen to their partner. We have been trained to think that if you set down the fight, you're losing something. Living in a win/lose dynamic is one of the hallmarks of a change modality. Remember that most people are trying to change their relationship and are picking on themselves and each other. When you take a transformational approach to dating, relating and marriage, you'll find that the dynamic becomes win/win.

Most of us have been trained to expect that there is a right one and a wrong one. When this is the case, the relationship is a constant struggle. The participants have daily skirmishes in the ongoing war, constantly trying to be the one who scores the most points, the one who comes out on top.

When this is the case, we conscript troops--our friends--to take our side in the ongoing conflict as we complain and gather agreement that we are right and that our partner is wrong.

When you're locked in this type of battle, there can be no true partnership. If you're holding onto your own point of view, refusing to see your partner's point of view, there will always be tension between the two of you, limiting the level of intimacy and love that you're able to experience together. It's as if you're in a continuous not-so-friendly game of tug-of-war, pulling on the relationship rope with your partner pulling on the opposing side. When you're habituated to being right, there is no harmony between you and your mate. A conflict of wills is always brewing just below the surface, waiting to burst into flame much like a glowing ember which is covered with a deceptive coating of soft grey ash.

Being Alive

Our definition of aliveness is to have love, health, happiness, full self-expression, relationship and partnership. To feel close with your partner, to feel loving and in relationship, you need to set down your overwhelming need to be right because you can't have both intimacy and being right at the same time. If you let go of being right, then you can have a Match Made in Heaven.

However, when you are tenaciously holding onto your perspective that your point of view is correct and your partner's is wrong, in that moment you destroy the heavenly nature of your union. You can think of this like a light switch, a toggle switch. It's either on or it's off. There is no rheostat. Nowadays there are rheostats on many lights so you can turn them on just a little bit. Not so with being right. You can't be just a little right.

We understand that letting go of the idea that you're right and the other is wrong can be very challenging at first. It's hard to let go of generations of conditioning. Many people are afraid that if they let go of the war, they'll lose themselves and become a doormat. In the basic enculturation process, we're taught to either fight or give in, but rarely how to partner. Both fighting and giving in are about being right. Giving up being right takes courage and practice, but the result is aliveness.
When you choose aliveness over being right, your life and your relationship are heavenly indeed.

About the Author:

Since 1987, internationally acclaimed authors, seminar leaders, and business consultants Ariel and Shya Kane have taught individuals, couples and organizations across the globe how to live in the moment and unwire the knee-jerk behaviors that get in the way of living life with ease. Together for 30 years and counting, people still ask Ariel and Shya if they are on their honeymoon. To find out more about the Kanes, their books, videos & seminars, visit:
The Kanes' newest book "How to Have A Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating and Marriage" will be available on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 available everywhere books are sold. Also on that day, when you buy your copy on, you will receive a package of bonus gifts with a value of over $400. For more information about this special promotion, visit

BONUS RECIPES: - Hobo Potatoes - "If you like potato skins, then you will love hobo potatoes! This potato recipe is great to bring as an appetizer to work functions, football games, parties, or get-togethers. The smoky bacon and onion make this dish great." - Cheesy Hot Dog Casserole - "Easy to make and made with your favorite beef franks, this will be a hit with the kids. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal and baked until it's golden brown, serve it for dinner tonight. Casserole recipes have never been so good."

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#36 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  



From - 08/15/12:

"Well," snarled the tough old sergeant to the bewildered private. "I suppose after you get discharged from the Army, you'll just be waiting for me to die so you can come and spit on my grave."

"Not me, Serge!" the private replied. "Once I get out of the Army, I'm never going to stand in line again!"

1. Thursday, October 4, 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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September Morn

Written by Neil Diamond (b. 24 Jan 1941) and Gilbert Bécaud (24 Oct 1927 – 18 Dec 2001),

Recorded by Neil Diamond (b. 24 Jan 1941), 1979

Stay for just a while
Stay, and let me look at you
Its been so long, I hardly knew you
Standing in the door
Stay with me a while
I only want to talk to you
We've traveled halfway round the world
To find ourselves again

September morn
We danced until the night became a brand new day
Two lovers playing scenes from some romantic play
September morning still can make me feel this way

Look at what you've done
Why, you've become a grown-up girl
I still can hear you cryin'
In the corner of your room
And look how far we've come
So far from where we used to be
But not so far that we've forgotten
How it was before

September morn
Do you remember how we danced that night away
Two lovers playing scenes from some romantic play
September morning still can make me feel this way

"September Morn" midi courtesy of - 09/07/07

"September Morn" lyrics courtesy of - 09/07/07

"September Morn" Image courtesy of - 09/07/07

Gold Heart Line clip art courtesy of - 04/03/06

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 Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 05/15/08

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!

Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/01/09

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

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of - 08/01/10

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

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