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09/19/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Talk Like a Pirate Day

“When I was about five, I think, I desperately wanted to be a pirate
and have the hat and everything.

- Keira Knightley
(b. 26 Mar 1985)

Suddenly you're like a pirate, you're 65 years old and you've got an earring.”

- Fred Willard
(b. 18 Sept 1939)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

    Shiver me timbers!  Today's Holiday Celebration - which is "posta" repeat each year - is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Aye, Matey, so CELEBRATE! YARRRRR!!!

BONUS #1 - - Talk Like a Pirate Day: "I'm a Pirate"

BONUS #2 - - Talk Like a Pirate Day



  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 09/08/12 - "NNHS Class of 1962 50-Year Reunion":

Dear Classmates of NNHS,

The Class of 1962 will be having their '50'th Reunion on Oct. 5/6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Marina in Hampton, Va.

We are inviting members of other classes from NNHS to our Friday nite social. It will start at 6pm. If you know of anyone from other NNHS Classes that would be interested please tell them. There will be food and beverages and lots of other NNHS Classmates to see and gossip with, (Ha. Ha.) We are really excited about this event and it will be a Great One!!

Hoping to see you there. Casual dress and come prepared to have a great time!!


Brenda Amos Williams -
NNHS Class of 1962 Reunion Committee
Typhoon Forever
Everyday, every minute,
every breath is truly a gift from God

       Thanks so much, Brenda! See you there!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Barry Stutt ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57)

22 -   Curt Overman ('59) of VA;

23 -        My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL - currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany;

24 -   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA;

25 - Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND James Comer ('57) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND     Jerry Allen ('65) of VA;

26 - The late      Tommy Scott ('61) (deceased 01/05/10)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 19, 1940 - Witold Pilecki was voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.

September 19, 1944 - Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union was signed. (End of the Continuation War).

September 19, 1945 - William Joyce, also known as "Lord Haw Haw," was sentenced to death in London by a British court for his role as a Nazi propagandist.


Wednesday, September 19, 1962 -
Actress and comedian Cheri Oteri was born Cheryl Ann Oteri in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, September 19, 1962 - Sportswriter Ken Rosenthal was born.



   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 09/17/12, 1:30 PM - "RE:   Charles Wicke's (June '46) Memorial Edition":

Looks great! Thank you so much for your effort... It is all lovely.  The music is great.  I have notified the family by sending them the following:
Hello Chita and Charlie,        Sept. 17, 2012
Charles' Celebration of Life story is now published.  The Editor devoted an entire newsletter issue to Charles.  It is a large issue with several segments.  Click here to view:
Included in several places are references to related material, indicated by dates in lavender. Click on the dates  to view the referenced issues. Then scan through to find the related material.  Click on the back arrow to return to the Wicke issue.
All of this material is easy to cut and paste. You may want to send portions to friends.

   WOWZERONI! I feel extremely humbled - thank you so much, Fred!

  From Nancy Gordon Schreier ('60) of VA - 09/17/12:


The NNHS65 web site is just fabulous...I don't know how you do it.

I love the birthday lists as well as the In Memoriam.

I would like to add my birthday to the list:

Nancy Gordon Schreier   1960   July 10

I would also like to add my sister's:

Stevie Gordon Watson   1966   July 17

Keep up all the good work.  Our class is very fortunate to have     Karen Weinstein Witte (of FL) to keep on top of all the important events for the class of 1960.


Nancy Schreier

    You're right, Nancy; Karen is fabulous! I don't know why I hadn't realized Stevie was your sister before, Nancy; she was so adorable!

   I've added you both to the Happy Birthday page:

   Thanks so much for everything, Nancy!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/17/12, 8:46 PM - "Go Softly and more":


Football Entrance Exam

What language is spoken in France?

Give a dissertation on the ancient Babylonian Empire with particular reference to architecture, literature, law and social conditions -OR- give the first name of Pierre Trudeau.

Would you ask William Shakespeare to (a) build a bridge (b) sail the ocean (c) lead an army or (d) WRITE A PLAY

What religion is the Pope? (a) Jewish (b) Catholic (c) Hindu (d) Polish (e) Agnostic. [check only one]

Metric conversion. How many feet is 0.0 meters?

What time is it when the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 5?

How many commandments was Moses given? (approximately)

What are people in America's far North called? (a) Westerners (b) Southerners (c) Northerners

Spell presidents -- Obama, Bush, and Clinton

Six kings of England have been called George, the last one being George the Sixth. Name the last four.

Where does rain come from? (a) Macy's (b) a 7-11 (c) Canada (d) the sky

Can you explain Einstein's Theory of Relativity? (a) yes (b) no

What are coat hangers used for?

The Star Spangled Banner is the National Anthem for what country?

Explain Le Chatelier's Principle of Dynamic Equilibrium -OR- spell your name in BLOCK LETTERS.

Where is the basement in a three story building located?

Which part of America produces the most oranges? (a) New York (b) Florida (c) Canada (d) Wisconsin

Advanced mathematics. If you have three apples, how many apples do you have?

What does NBC (National Broadcasting Corp.) stand for?

** You must answer three or more questions correctly to qualify **


While I was dining out with my children, a friend of my neighbor, who recognized us, came over to our table, and we started talking.

He asked where my kids go to school. I told him we homeschooled them.

With a raised eyebrow, he asked if my husband is the sole breadwinner for our family.

I said, "No, I also work... but out of our home."

Then, noticing our two-month-old son, he mentioned that his daughter had just had a baby, and he wondered what hospital our son was born in.

"He was born at home," I answered.

The man looked at me and said, "You don't get out much, do you?"


Funny Quotes

"McDonald's announced they're going to start posting for the first time ever the calorie count of their menu items. Not to be outdone, Cinnabon announced they will start announcing their death toll."

- Conan O'Brien


"A new survey found that the tooth fairy left about 42 cents less in 2011 than it did the year before. When kids lose teeth now, they're like, 'Ehh, I'm gonna hold onto this until the market improves.'"

- Jimmy Fallon


For a romantic touch, I washed our sheets with lavender-scented fabric softener.

When my husband got into bed, he sniffed. "What's this?" he asked.

"Guess," I said coyly.

"I have no idea," he said. "It smells like the stuff you use to line the hamster's cage."


Random Fact:

Studies have found napping raises your stamina 11 percent, increases ability to stay asleep all night by 12 percent, and lowers the time required to fall asleep by 14 percent.


Good Quote

Go Softly

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth.

This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.

-- Lao Zi


Something nice for a change...Bizarre News

*-- Man helped by same stranger 8 years apart --*

PARMA, Ohio - An Ohio man said a kindly passerby stopped to help him with a flat tire and he soon realized he was the same man who helped him eight years earlier. Gerald Gronowski of Parma said he pulled his van over to the side of an Auburn Township road Saturday evening to fix a flat and Christopher Manacci of Chagrin Falls pulled his car up behind the vehicle to offer his assistance, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported Thursday. Gronowski said an out-of-control pickup truck hit Manacci's car moments later, narrowly missing the two men and Gronowski's son. "His actions probably saved those people's lives," Ohio State Patrol Lt. Mark Neff said of Manacci. The driver of the truck, Joseph Pawlowski of Burton was charged with drunken driving and treated at a local hospital. Gronowski said the close call got him talking about an encounter with a helpful man eight years ago. "I told the story about how I was fishing and I got a triple hook embedded deep into my hand," Gronowski said. "I was in a lot of pain and my son asked if anyone was a doctor and this guy paddles up in a kayak. He was a nurse practitioner and he surgically removed the hook from my hand. Chris looked at me and said, 'That was me.'" "And then I recognized him," Gronowski said. "The odds of that happening are astronomical. Now I know it's my job to repay this by helping someone else."


Your Advice

Suppose your best friend came to you with a problem.

Suppose their problem was the same problem you have now.

What advice would you give them?

Follow the good advice that you would give them.

Often the wisdom for our own problems is already within.

~A MountainWings Original~

   Thanks, Shari!

 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 09/18/12, 11:52 AM - "This morning I woke up...":

This morning I woke up...
  I woke up,
I lifted my arms,
I moved my knees,
I turned my neck....
Everything made the same noise:


....I came to a conclusion:

I am not old,
I am crispy!!!

     Thanks, Mark!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/18/12 - "How Great is our God!!!":

This is awesome! Some of it I had never though about.

How Great is our God!!! Our Creator and Redeemer . . . and do we THINK about it??? God's accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs.. . . . .
For example: - the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;
- those of the canary in 14 days;
- those of the barnyard hen in 21 days;
- The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days;
- those of the mallard in 35 days;
- The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days.
(Notice, they are all divisible by seven, the number of days in a week!)

God's wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant. The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction. No other quadruped is so made. God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs. For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.

The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first. A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first. How wise the Lord is in all His works of creation!

God's wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments, as well as in the number of grains.

- Each watermelon has an even number of stripes on the rind.
- Each orange has an even number of segments.
- Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.
- Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.
- Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.

- The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather.

- All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks, and the Lord specified thirty fold, sixty fold, and a hundred fold all even numbers.

God has caused the flowers to blossom at certain specified times during the day. Linnaeus, the great botanist, once said that if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and temperature, he could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those that were closed!

The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory, if you will only entrust Him with your life. If you try to regulate your own life, it will only be a mess and a failure. Only the One Who made the brain and the heart can successfully guide them to a profitable end.

I HOPE YOU FIND THIS AS FASCINATING AS I DID. May God Bless You In Ways You Never Even Dreamed...

The Bible
When you carry "the Bible", Satan has a headache, when you open it, he collapses, when he sees you reading it, he loses his strength, AND when you stand on the Word of God, Satan can't hurt you! And did you also know...

   WOWZERS! This is cool! Thanks, Dools!

From Sherry Hensel Huycke ('69) of VA - 09/18/12, 8:55 PM - "God fixes things - God has seen you struggling with something":

God fixes things

Perhaps it's a coincidence, but I've had trouble with two things that I've been trying to fix. My friend sent this message to me yesterday, and I did not see it until this morning. But last night the two separate things I've been struggling to fix are all of the sudden just fine. Both of them would have been expensive to replace. You're getting this message because I believe He had a hand in it...

Will this happen? I don't know. Faith goes a long way.

God is going to fix 2 things

God has seen you struggling with something. God says its over. A Blessing is coming your way.

If you Believe in God send this message on. Don't ignore it.

You are being tested.

God is going to fix TWO things (BIG) tonight in your favor.

If you Believe in God, drop everything and Pass it on.

Tomorrow will be the BEST DAY of your life..

Don't Break this. Send this to 10 friends in 10 minutes.


   EXCELLENT! Thank you, Sherry! We just sent it to about 650 of our best friends!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN: - Butternut Squash Neckwarmer - Designed by Jennifer Dickerson

BONUS RECIPES: - Lazy Sunday Slow Cooker Lasagna - "Making lasagna can take a lot of work, but not if you use your handy slow cooker. This beyond simple recipe for Lazy Sunday Slow Cooker Lasagna will be your new best friend when you have a hectic week. When you're short on time but still want to put a hearty meal on the table for your family, your best bet is to turn to easy slow cooker recipes like this one." - Gone All Day Meatloaf and Potatoes  - "There are plenty of great meatloaf recipes out there, so how do you choose which one to follow? We suggest this simple recipe for Gone All Day Meatloaf and Potatoes because it is effortless to prepare and tastes divine. It has all of your favorite hearty ingredients like ground beef, potatoes and ketchup, plus it's made in the slow cooker so you barely have to do any prep work to get dinner on the table. Nothing beats delicious slow cooker recipes like this one." - Slow Cooker Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole - "There's nothing more you can ask for than simple hash brown casserole recipes. Cheesy, creamy and easy to make, they are the epitome of comfort food. Try Slow Cooker Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole for not only one of the cheesiest casserole recipes, but one of the easiest fuss free casseroles your casserole loving heart could ever desire."

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/17/12, 6:59 AM - "Pay It Forward (#2 in a Series of 12)":

Always trusting in Jesus my Lord,
 If you never learn the language of gratitude, you will never be on speaking terms with happiness.
  One of the pictures reminded me of a very dear friend who is so utterly faithful to her son.



    OH, WOW! Thanks, Bill!  



From - 09/18/12:

An Antartian decides to try horseback riding, even though she has had no lessons or prior experience. She mounts the horse unassisted and the horse immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady rhythmic pace, but the Antartian begins to slip from the saddle. In terror, she grabs for the horse's mane, but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider. Finally, giving up her frail grip, she leaps away from the horse to try and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup and she is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground again and again. As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away from unconsciousness when...Stan the Walmart manager runs out to shut the horse off.

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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The Pirate Song

- Lesley Nelson-Burns

My boat's by the tower, and my bark's on the bay,
and both must be gone at the dawn of the day.
The moon's in her shroud, and to light thee afar
On the deck of the daring's a lovelighted star.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

So forgive me my rough mood unaccustomed to sue;
I woo not, perhaps, as your landlubbers do.
My voice is attuned to the sound of the gun
That startles the deep when the combat's begun.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

The Frenchman and Don will flee from our path,
and the Englishmen cower below at our wrath,
And our sails shall be gilt in the gold of the day,
And the sea robins sing as we roll on our way.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

A hundred shall serve - the best of the brave,
And the chief of a thousand shall kneel as thy slave,
And thou shalt reign queen, and thy empire shall last
Till the black flag by inches, is torn from the mast.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

"The Pirate Song" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 09/11/06

Image of Pirate Man courtesy
of - 09/11/06

Image of Pirate Woman courtesy
of - 09/11/06

Pirate Flag and Cutlass clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy
of - 09/12/06

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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!

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

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

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