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09/21/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
National POW/MIA Recognition Day

“There have to be Americans there. There is more that we ought to be doing.”

~ Former National Security Advisor Robert McFarland, October 09, 1985

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   This is one of those days we should never allow our complacency to let us forget. 



  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 today to Maxine Petty Ramey ('57)!  

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Curt Overman ('59) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

27 -  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC;

28 -     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND      My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 20, 1942 - Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days German SS murdered at least 3,000 Jews.

September 20, 1943 - Operation Source began when British submarines attempted to sink the German battleship Tirpitz as it sat in Norwegian waters. The six submarines involved did enough damage to cripple the battleship for 6 months.

September 20, 1946 - The first Cannes Film Festival  premiered. The original premier was delayed in 1939 due to World War II. 


September 21, 1939 - Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu was assassinated by ultranationalist members of the Iron Guard.

September 21, 1942 - On the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis sent over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaytsi (west Ukraine) to Belzec extermination camp.

September 21, 1942 - In Poland, at the end of Yom Kippur, Germans ordered Jews to permanently evacuate Konstantynów and move to the Ghetto in Biała Podlaska, established to assemble Jews from seven nearby towns, including Janów Podlaski, Rossosz and Terespol.

September 21, 1942 - In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murdered 2,588 Jews.

September 21, 1942 - The U.S. B-29 Superfortress made its debut flight in Seattle, WA. It was the largest bomber used during World War II. The plane made its bombing-run debut on June 5, 1944.


Thursday, September 20, 1962 - James Meredith, an African-American, was temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.


Friday, September 21, 1962 - Actor Rob Morrow was born Robert Alan Morrow in New Rochelle, New York.

Friday, September 21, 1962 - Blues musician Bo Carter (born Armenter Chatmon on 30 June 1892 in Bolton, Mississippi) died in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 71.





    From Bobby Fox ('63) of IA - 09/19/12, 10:15 AM - "Eric Burdon & Bob":


Just finished a concert with
Eric Burdon of The Animals out in California.
My son is his attorney.  I have attached a picture.  He's the one with the
grey hair. I'm not quite there yet but very close.  

Regards to all,  
Bobby Fox  '63

   WOWZERONI-RINI! That's fabulous! Thanks so much, Bobby! You do seem to meet the most interesting people!

Sunday, August 19, 2012, 11:17 AM
Eric Burdon and Bob Fox

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 09/19/12, 3:15 PM - "October 'Feast' - Back - To Back - To Back - To Back House Concerts Starting on Sept 30th":

You heard us right "FOUR WEEKS IN A ROW" - We have a truly amazing run of house concerts starting on Sunday September 30th. And in keeping with the October"fest" we will furnish FREE BEER and FREE WINE at each event. (while supplies last)... You heard me correctly...FREE... F..R..E..E ! as in no charge,,, so come early and celebrate Oktoberfest with us!

    • IRISH TOURING GROUP "I Draw Slow" and Niall Toner
    • Special Guest: Frank & Kat'Lee (fresh from their European Tour)
    • A COWGIRL - A DIVA - A SHAMELESS HUSSY (Namely: Becky Hobbs - Benita Hill - Kacey Jones)
    • Special Guest:  Greg Pope
    • Special Guest: Jim (with a Hat) Callahan
    • FEATURED GUESTS (To be Confirmed) - "The Jeffersons" (Lisa Brokop and husband Paul Jefferson)

We are starting to take RSZP's for all events NOW.... print the flyer, pin on you frig...pass it to friends and co-workers...neighbors...even the mother-in-law....forward this email to friends, family......a month-long musical event!

Send RSZP to me at

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Terry!

From - 09/17/12 - "4 Communication Killers":

4 Nonverbal Communication Skill Killers that Hurt Confidence - And How to Fix Them

By Joshua Uebergang

Your nonverbal communication, which is more frequently but narrowly referred to as body language, is a universally overlooked area to improve your confidence in communication and general self-perception. The majority of people aim to build their confidence but rarely consider the power of communicating confidence nonverbally.

If you'd like to improve your confidence around women then you have even more reason to read this article. Women love a confident man and are extremely adept in reading nonverbal communication. They will pick up nonverbal signals that you would be clueless about.

You need to have high self-awareness in order to be aware of your body language. It's a matter of knowing what you do in certain situations. When you have poor body language others can see fear in you.

Here are four examples of body language that are counter-productive in developing confidence and how you can solve them to not only communicate more powerfully but to internalize the confidence:

1. Moving eye contact
People with low confidence levels rarely make eye contact. When they do, as soon as the other person returns the eye contact, the person looks away. You do not look silly looking the other person in the eyes. In fact, you generally look weirder and annoy the other person when you do not make eye contact.

Good eye contact will show the person you are listening and that you are interested in what they have to say. However, you can have too much of a good thing. Excessive eye contact is nonverbal aggression. Dr. Peter Andersen, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Body Language, says you will make the other person feel comfortable with about 60% eye contact.

With practice I found that you will develop an intuition or "gut-feeling" when you make the other person uncomfortable. As an example when you make too much eye contact, they'll begin to not make eye contact with you or maybe fidget. At the moment, too much eye contact probably isn't your concern as you're trying to develop confident body language, but you still should be aware of the problems with excessive eye contact.

2. Weak touch
Otherwise known as haptics, touch involves bodily contact. The haptics we are interested in to develop confident nonverbal communication is mostly the handshake. You will rarely use any other haptics other than a handshake in a normal social situation. It's not as if you normally go around patting people on the back or stroking their arm. That's just strange!

What did you feel when someone shook your hand with a soft handshake? I bet you wondered if they cared about you or if they lacked confidence. A good handshake depends on the receiving person. Most of the time you want a firm handshake, but occasionally with, say, the elderly, you don't want to be crushing their hand! When greeting ladies, be aware that they don't have gigantic and hard hands like many men so just go a little less firm. Nonetheless, do not be soft. A firm handshake shows you care and is an initial way of communicating confidence when meeting someone.

3. Stay away
Body position relative to one another is otherwise known as proxemics. What I mean by "relative to one another" is the distance between you and the other person. You are most comfortable with an intimate or well-known person being close to you as opposed to someone you just met. However, people with low confidence will have a much wider radius of comfort. A more confident person will not show fear when someone "breaks" their comfortable proxemics. This doesn't mean they are comfortable with the closeness, it just means they don't show their lack of comfort. They desire the other person to stay away, but they cope with the situation.

An excellent example of this I can remember is two Australian Politicians on October 8, 2004, the eve of a federal election. John Howard was aggressively greeted by opposition leader Mark Latham. While Mark Latham pulled John Howard towards him when shaking hands (aggressive haptics), Latham made his body position aggressive by being extremely close and towering over the shorter John Howard. Despite this, Howard nonverbally stood his ground in confidence by continuing the handshake and smiling towards the cameras. I'm sure Howard would have felt uncomfortable but he still communicated confidence.

4. Carry yourself
The last nonverbal communication skill I feel is valuable in developing confidence is kinesics. It involves body movement. Possibly the most important kinesics in confidence is posture. A slouched posture not only screams a lack of confidence, but it has a physical and psychological effect on the person with the poor posture. The physical effect of slouching your shoulders forward is a compressed chest. Your chest compressing simulates expelling air which causes shallow breathes. This means if you have poor posture, you will have poor breathing.

The psychological effect of poor posture is poorer confidence. Using the world's best golfer, Tiger Woods, as an example, he's taught to maintain good posture as he approaches each shot. By having good posture, he is able to breathe correctly and physically get his body into the right state of confidence. From this his mind is able to focus on the shot ahead.

I know once golfers lose this state of confidence through poor posture, the effects are surprisingly strong. The golfer's chest begins to tighten and everything heightens. They then lose their state of control, calmness, and confidence causing poor performance.

The same relates to everyday life. To practice a confident posture, roll your shoulders forward, upwards, and then back down to almost complete a circle. Watch your shoulders as you rotate them, and if they are behind where they were prior to doing the activity and you are comfortable, you've done the activity correctly.

Having learned about these areas of nonverbal communication, all that's left to do is practice your new skills. Do not make the mistake of no action. Your self-development will not progress forward until you move forward. Go out and practice your confident nonverbal communication skills.

About the Author:

Joshua Uebergang is an Australian communication skills expert and can teach you how to improve your communication at his company's site today. Visit his site to get his free newsletter where you will receive more effective nonverbal communication skills. Also be sure to check out the free reports he has written to help you build unstoppable confidence.

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  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/17/12, 6:59 AM - "Pay It Forward (#3 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 - 09/20/12:

A young girl came home from a date looking sad. She told her mother, “Charles proposed to me a few minutes ago.”

“Then why are you so sad?” her mother asked.

“Because he also mentioned he was an atheist. Mom, he doesn’t believe there’s hell!”

Her mother replied, “Marry him anyway. Between the two of us, we’ll show him how wrong he is.” 

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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Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree

Written by Irwin Levine (23 Mar 1938 - 21 Jan 1997) and L. Russell Brown (b. 29 June 1940)

Recorded by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando, 1973

I'm coming home I've done my time,
Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine,
If you receive my letter tellin' you I'd soon be free,
Then you'll know just what to do, if you still want me, if you still want me.

Tie a yellow ribbon `round the ole oak tree,
It's been three long years, do ya still want me?
If I don't see a ribbon ,round the ole oak tree,
I'll stay on the bus, forget about us, put the blame on me
If I don't see a ribbon `round the ole oak tree.

Bus driver, please look for me `cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see,
I'm really still in prison, and my love, she holds the key,
Simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me free.
I wrote and told her please tie a yellow ribbon `round the ole oak tree,

It's been three long years, do ya still want me?
If I don't see a ribbon `round the ole oak tree,
I'll stay on the bus, forget about us, put the blame on me,
If I don't see a ribbon `round the ole oak tree.

Now the whole damn bus is cheering and I can't believe I see
A hundred yellow ribbons `round the ole oak tree.

"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree" midi courtesy of - 09/20/12

"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree" lyrics courtesy
of - 09/20/12

"Until You Come Home" Title Art courtesy of - 09/20/12

Animated POW/MIA flags used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 09/20/12

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!

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