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09/15/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
I'm Beginning to See the Light

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled
by a spark from another person. Each of us
has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.

- Albert Schweitzer
(14 Jan 1875 - 04 Sept 1965)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme song was another big hit from 1945!

BONUS #1 - - I'm Beginning to See the Light - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with Joya Sherrill, 1945

BONUS #2 - - I'm Beginning to See the Light - Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington

BONUS #3 - - I'm Beginning to See the Light - Doris Day

BONUS #4 - - I'm Beginning to See the Light - Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots


"I'm Beginning to See the Light" is a popular song and jazz standard, written by Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, and Harry James, and published in 1944. Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots featuring Bill Kenny recorded a version in 1945, that was on the pop song hits list for six weeks in 1945, reaching #5. A competing 1945 recording by Harry James and his Orchestra, with lead vocal by Kitty Kallen reached #1 for two weeks. Duke Ellington also released in 1945 a version, which reached the top ten. (Source: Jazz Standards website)


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND    The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05)  AND  Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND    Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA;

18 - Bobby Bell ('57) AND         Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL  AND  The United States Air Force - 1947;

20 - Barry Stutt ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 14, 1930 - Germans elected Nazis to office making them the second largest political party in Germany.

September 14, 1944 - Maastricht became the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces.

September 14, 1944 - The U.S. 1st Marine Division landed on the island of Peleliu under Operation Stalemate. The goal was to provide support for Gen. Douglas MacArthur as he prepared to invade the Philippines.


September 15, 1935 - The Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of citizenship.

September 15, 1935 - Nazi Germany adopted a new national flag with the swastika.

September 15, 1940 - The climax of the Battle of Britain: the Royal Air Force shot down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.

September 15, 1942 - U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp was torpedoed at Guadalcanal.

September 15, 1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.


Friday, September 14, 1962 - Ice hockey player Tom Kurvers was born Thomas James Kurvers in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Friday, September 14, 1962 - Athlete Fred Schule (b. Frederick William Schule on 27 Sept 1879 in Preston, Iowa) died in Poughkeepsie, New York just shy of his 83rd birthday.


Saturday, September 15, 1962 - The Soviet ship Poltava headed toward Cuba, one of the events that set into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Saturday, September 15, 1962 - Voice actor Scott McNeil was born in Tawonga, Victoria, Australia.





        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 09/14/12, 7:49 PM - "Today's DA Photo":

  Hey all...thought you might like to see my recent DA Photo from today with my CPT rank on my ASUs....  with love...

   WOWZERINI-RONI! Thank you so much, Brent!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 09/14/12 - "NOSTALGIC VIDEO": - Dean Martin, Goldie Hawn, and King Kong, 1968

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/13/12 - "Prayer Request":
I have a prayer request. There's a great lady I've known since I was a child.
She's very sick. On top of that, she's being abused by those to whom she has given everything.
It breaks my heart. Seems there's nothing I can do alone. But maybe, if we join in and lift her up together,
God will heal her. She's well over 200 years old, but way too young to die.

Her name is America ...and I love her. Will you please help me pray for her?


If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves,
and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14

   AMEN! Thanks, Joyce!

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 09/14/12 - "RE: The late   Charles Wicke - Class of June 1945":

...There is a very readable autobiographical account, written by the master gringo himself and updated in his final days.  Please view by clicking on:




The segment entitled Trying to Grow Up will be of most interest to those who knew him in Newport News.




Fred W. Field, NNHS Class of June, 1945.

   Thank you so very much, Fred! This will be attached to Dr. Wicke's forthcoming Memorial Newsletter, but I thought our readers would very much enjoy reading this fascinating and candid account. I personally could scarcely tear myself away! Once again, you have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear friend.  

From - 09/10/12 - "Spotting a 'Fake Friend' ":

10 Ways to Spot a Fake Friend

By Scott Bolan

We must be careful and diligent in choosing our friends. The most important factor is trustworthiness, and when you find your trust was misplaced, the consequences can range from disappointment to disaster and can be heart-breaking.
Awhile back a long-time friend revealed a hidden hostility and envy of my success.
As always, my intuition had warned me several times, but I failed to listen to it.
For today, here are 10 ways you can spot a friend whose integrity is in decline and may be getting ready to bite.
But first, check your pride: if you have truly wronged someone, always be the first to admit it and sincerely apologize.

1. Auditory: Short, curt, distant and agitated tones. You can tell they have something to say but aren't saying it. The reason for this is that their conscience is conflicted, their subconscious knows they are wrong, but their pride is searching for an excuse to oppose you. Until they find the excuse, they lay in waiting like a viper coiled on a limb.

2. Visual: Beady, shifty eyes. For the same reasons listed above, their eyes become beady and almost animal-like. They begin accessing their memory (lower left) where they have 'created' past justifications of disliking/betraying you, and they can also access their imagination (right or upper right) to reach and create.

3. Kinesthetic
: Body language and Energy. They begin to appear shifty and uncomfortable around you. You can tell they're preoccupied. You'll start to detect a certain lack of natural comfort.

4. Breathing: Their breathing may become noticeable, as may a very slight sheen of sweat on the skin. They may pause, look down and take a breath before speaking to you, as if they're subconsciously trying to 'get ready' to tell you something.

5. Life Circumstance: Incidents of friendship betrayal are often surrounded by economic factors and related stress and duress. If you find yourself happy and doing well, don't be surprised if some friends start to accuse you of being fake or doing wrong.
It's because of their own limiting beliefs and personal choices that they are in a struggle, but rather than recognize that and change their beliefs and make better choices, people tend to cling to previous programming such as 'money is evil' etc.
Rather than being rational and sober in thought, they resent that you have more than they do, so they smugly figure that you must have cheated or been helped to get success, not seeing the years of patience and toil it took you to get there.
They make an excuse for not living up to the comparative image themselves, falsely claiming the moral high ground, they will always try to shoot you down when you achieve something.
Negative thinkers always look for what's wrong, and they always 'find' it, most often by creating it in their own minds and clinging to it with pride.

6. The Law of Concentrated Attention: When you discover they have been unduly concentrating on you in an imbalanced way, you can be certain something is wrong with the relationship.
When a person concentrates on an idea, the idea tends to manifest itself. Remember that thoughts and behaviors become habitual through repetition.
An agitated/antagonistic thinker will repeat to themselves all of the things about you they perceive to be offensive, in order to reinforce to themselves that they are "right."
We can learn this for ourselves so that we don't make the same mistake: if it takes pressure effort or constant reinforcement to convince yourself that you're right... then you're not!
When you're truly right, you're at peace with yourself and with the world, and even with those who you believe have done you wrong.

7. The Law of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: R.K. Merton, Sociology Professor at Columbia University, stated that when we predict an event, the expectation of the event changes our behavior in such a way to make the event more likely to happen.
According to Merton, the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy is, in the beginning, a false definition or belief about a situation. This false belief causes a new behavior that makes the false belief come true.
So your betraying friend will, in his mind, compile a "crap list" to justify his self-informed prejudice and feel secure. That is the secret pleasure people unknowingly get from sitting in the Judgment Seat.
It's why public lynchings and feeding people to the lions in ancient Rome were so popular. Humans want others to be as they expect them to be - it makes us feel more secure.
Remember also that in the battle between Imagination and Logic, Imagination will almost always win! That's why so many people in the world are troubled - they aren't aware that they themselves hold the power to direct their imagination for a good result by design, so they let it control them by default through desires, emotions, and impulse.
In order to protect yourself from falling into this trap, imagine only what is good, clean, powerful and positive, and know when you are imagining.

8. The Character Test: Self-Responsibility. People who take responsibility for their own lives and circumstances are generally those with good lives and good character. They are the friends you want.
When you have the type of friends who blame others - God, the economy, the government, their childhood, etc., once they run out of things to blame, they'll pick you!
So look closely at how friends talk and think and make sure they tend to have a self-responsible worldview.

9. Smug Self-Righteousness: Notice if they are constantly claiming the moral high ground, quoting scripture, and taking pleasure in pointing the bony finger of contention.
That's a huge red flag of a friend about to flip. Remember, the only one anyone should ever be pointing at, the one you were born to work on, is the one in the mirror.

10. Refusal to be Held Accountable: When you call them on their imagined offenses and provide logical evidence to refute them, they'll clam up. This is pride looking for something to eat, and finding the fridge empty.
Give them a little time and they may come out of it. In the end, if they don't, let them go and bless them and move on. Resentment is a dangerous and highly addictive drug that is almost impossible to detect when you are under its influence. It will impair your judgment and hinder your results.
Whatever demon of delusion is in your former friend wants to get inside you too, and the only way it can do that is if you resent it.
Upon reading this you can easily look back and recognize these traits in former friends or associates who betrayed you or went sour.

About the Author:

A pioneer in martial arts and personal empowerment, Scott Bolan has achieved worldwide success as an acclaimed author, trainer, and peak performance coach.
His bestselling courses include Warrior Energetics, Martial Mastery, Ninja Power Secrets, Mental Warfare Secrets and Dynamic Attraction, among many others.
For more, go to

BONUS CRAFT PATTERN:  - Upcycled Lightbulb Chandelier - You'll begin to see the light, too!

BONUS RECIPES: - White Trash Frito Pie - "At first glance you might not think the ingredients in this White Trash Frito Pie go together, but once you take a bite out of this savory pie you'll see why this is one of our favorite recipes for ground beef. The addition of Velveeta cheese and Fritos chips makes this a meal unlike any other. Try it tonight for dinner and wow your family with an unexpected main course." - Amish Yum-azitti Casserole - "This classic Amish casserole is a must try for anyone that loves the taste of Amish recipes. Made with butter noodles, ground beef and loads of cheese, it's a casserole that will feed the hungriest of families. Enjoy with biscuits and you'll have yourself a one of a kind meal." - Idiot Potato Bake - "It's all your favorite parts of a baked potato dish in the form of a ridiculously easy-to-make casserole! This Idiot Potato Bake is so simple to whip up, it will quickly become one of your go-to dinner dishes. Now that you've found this tasty and quick recipe, you can stop your search for simple potato casserole recipes. This one is one of the best!"

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#40 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  

                 #39 (seen in Thursday's Newsletter) and #40 (seen here) are the same picture - because they're really two pictures in one, so I saved the same image twice. 

     Just a little blooper.....



From - 09/13/12:

A poet and a scientist were traveling together on a plane. The scientist was bored and said to the poet, "Hey, you, do you want to play a game? I'll ask you a question, and if you get it wrong, you give me $5. Then, you ask me a question, and if I can't answer it, I'll give you $5."

The poet thought about this for a moment, but he decided against it, seeing that the scientist was obviously a very bright man. He politely turned down the scientist's offer.

The scientist, who was really bored, tried again. "Look, I'll ask you a question, and if you can't answer it, you give me $5. Then you ask me a question, and if I can't answer it, I'll give you $50."

The poet agreed. "Okay," the scientist said, "what is the exact distance between the Earth and the Moon?"

The poet, obviously not knowing the answer, didn't stop to think about the scientist's question. He took a $5 bill out of his pocket and handed it to the scientist.

The scientist happily accepted the bill and promptly said, "Okay, now it's your turn."

The poet thought about this for a few minutes, then asked, "All right, what goes up a mountain on three legs, but comes down on four?"

The bright glow quickly vanished from the scientist's face. He thought about this for a long time, taking out his notepad and making numerous calculations. He finally gave up on his notepad and took out his laptop, using his Multimedia Encyclopedia. As the plane was landing the scientist gave up. He reluctantly handed the poet a $50 bill.

The poet accepted it graciously, getting ready to stand up. "Wait!" the scientist shouted, "you can't do this to me! What's the answer?"

The poet looked at the scientist and calmly put a $5 bill into his hand.

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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I'm Beginning To See the Light

Words and music by Duke Ellington (29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974), Don George (1909–1987),
Johnny Hodges (25 July 1906 – 11 May 1970), and
Harry James
(15 Mar 1916 - 05 July 1983), 1944/5

I never cared much for moonlit skies
I never wink back at fireflies
But now that the stars are in your eyes
I'm beginning to see the light

I never went in for afterglow
Or candlelight on the mistletoe
But now when you turn the lamp down low
I'm beginning to see the light

Used to ramble through the park
Shadowboxing in the dark
Then you came and caused a spark
That's a four-alarm fire now

I never made love by lantern-shine
I never saw rainbows in my wine
But now that your lips are burning mine
I'm beginning to see the light

"I'm Beginning to See the Light" midi courtesy of - 09/13/12

"I'm Beginning to See the Light" lyrics courtesy of - 09/13/12

Light Bulb Image courtesy of -9/13/12

White Star Divider Line clip art courtesy of - ummm, some time back.....

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

Animated Air Force, Army, and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

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

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

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

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

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