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09/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter -  Smile

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

- Revelation 21:4 (KJV)

“If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.”

Andy Rooney
(14 Jan 1919 - 04 Nov 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I trust you'll find plenty to smile about in today's Newsletter.

BONUS #1 - - Smile - Nat King Cole  

BONUS #2 - - Smile - Nat King Cole


"Smile" is a song based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times. Chaplin composed the music, while John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954.[1] In the lyrics, based on lines and themes from the film, the singer is telling the listener to cheer up and that there is always a bright tomorrow, just as long as they smile. "Smile" has become a popular standard since its original use in Chaplin's film...

The song, originally sung by Nat King Cole, charted in 1954...

From - Top 10 Reasons to Smile:

Top 10 Reasons to Smile

By , Guide

Updated February 04, 2010

Smiling is a great way to make yourself stand out while helping your body to function better. Smile to improve your health, your stress level, and your attractiveness. Smiling is just one fun way to live longer read about the others and try as many as you can.

1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive

We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in (avoid these smile aging habits to keep your smile looking great).

2. Smiling Changes Our Mood

Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.

3. Smiling Is Contagious

When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.

4. Smiling Relieves Stress

Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.

5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System

Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.

6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure

When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?

7. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin

Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.

8. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger

The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don't go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day -- you'll look younger and feel better.

9. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful

Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.

10. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive

Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It's hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Good!" Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling.


   Happy Birthday today to Jimmy Stroup ('57)  James Conner ('57) AND  Robert Coffee ('63) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND     Jerry Allen ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     the late Tommy Scott ('61) (deceased 01/05/10)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

29 -   Bill Shaw ('63) of VA AND   Bill Weaver ('63) of VA;

01 -   MaeLea Somervold Cifers ('62) of VA AND    Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;

02 - Barry Hatchett ('63) of VA AND  Stuart Nachman ('63) of VA AND    Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 25, 1915 - World War I: The Second Battle of Champagne began.


September 25, 1942 - British bombers attempted to destroy the local headquarters of the German Gestapo in Norway. The plan failed.

September 25, 1942 - Swiss Police Instruction of September 25, 1942 – this instruction denied entry into Switzerland to Jewish refugees.

September 25, 1944 - Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdrew from Arnhem in the Netherlands, thus ending the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden.


Saturday, September 25, 1965 - Football player, actor, and producer Matt Battaglia was born in Tallahassee, Florida.

Saturday, September 25, 1965 - Actor, director, and producer Gordon Currie was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Saturday, September 25, 1965 - Voice actress and singer Saffron Henderson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Saturday, September 25, 1965 - Basketball player and sportscaster Scottie Pippen was born Scottie Maurice[1] Pippen in Hamburg, Arkansas

Saturday, September 25, 1965 - Actress and screenwriter Anne Roumanoff was born in Paris, France.

Saturday, September 25, 1965 - Cricketer Dave Rundle was born David Bryan Rundle in Cape Town, South Africa.

Saturday, September 25, 1965 - Director and screenwriter Rob Schmidt was born in the USA

Saturday, September 25, 1965 - Footballer and coach Rafael Martín Vázquez was born in Madrid, Spain.

“There are few things in life that bring as much joy as the joy that comes from assisting another improve his or her life.”

- Richard G. Scott
(07 Nov 1928 -
22 Sept 2015)

 From Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA - 09/24/15 - "50-Year Reunion":

Dear Classmates,

Your reunion committee is extending the deadline for registering for the 50th to October 9th, final count has to be in by the 12th. We have been really excited about reconnecting with old friends. We want to encourage those who may be contemplating attending to make the decision to join us and make new memories with old friends. This is a once in a lifetime event so please don't miss out. It's not about how you look or how successful you have been. It's about friendship, sharing and reflecting on our lives. We look forward to seeing everyone.

   WHOO-HOO! Thanks so much, Lynn! Y'all have fun!

      From Bobby Hatten (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA - 09/23/15 and 09/24/15 (Story Continued from 09/23/15):

Thank you, Carol – the sweetness of your reply tells me you are still that same girl I had a crush on in the fifth grade ! I’m envious of the 18 grandchildren but I hope they don’t come to visit at the same time !

I have a picture at home in an old album of Martha Smith and that pony tail that I took on my brownie camera – I will try to find it and send it – how can you forget all of us boys fighting over who would buy that girl’s ice cream - thanks for taking your time to reply, I will look forward to hearing from Pam and learning Martha’s whereabouts.

Best wishes


   WOW! I'm reeling over your disclosure that you had a crush on me in fifth grade (how is it I never heard that story??)!

  This is Mrs. Gladys Curry's 4th grade -      you are in the center, Martha Smith on the far left,      Pam Smith in the center bottom,     Russell Collins is far left, Bobby Sears is beside Martha,       Chippy Clark to your right,   Ronnie Sanders to your left, Don Ailsworth is on Pam 's left,    Carla Fine and      Bridget Whitt on lower far right,     Jeannie Collier is to the left of Don, the Dutch boy (name escapes me this morning, Dave something) is behind and left of Carla, Lee Rawls is on the ground al la Julius Caesar - you will probably remember more - I am not in it because I am taking the picture.
April 1957 - Bankhead Maguder School
FRONT: Lee Rawls; FRONT ROW: Russell Collins, Wayne Dickerson, Don Ailsworth, _____ _____, Carla Fine, Bridget Whitt; SECOND ROW: Jeannie Collier, Joyce Curry, Gloria _____, Dave Sanders, and Bobby Webb; THIRD ROW: Martha Smith, Bobby Sears, David Blayton (I think), Carol Buckley, Chippy Clark, Paul Cleverius; BACK ROW: _____ _____ Ronnie Sanders, Ricky Davis, and Mrs. Gladys Curry
The Hatten Family and
my constant companion,
Mickey the Irish Setter
Cub Scout - future trial lawyer This shot of Martha Smith was taken when the class went to Williamsburg - this was taken beside the blacksmith shop. Same year. Here is Jackson - check the resemblance to my 3 Ed grade photo
   WOWZERS! ...Treasures galore! Thank you so much!

   The boy from Holland was Dave Sanders. He played the violin and sat next to me in band. As I played flute we could share the same music as it was written in the same key. His parents were concentration camp survivors. His mother had long thick glossy black hair which she always wore coiled up at the nape of her neck. She and Mr. Sanders used to come stand outside Mrs. Doris Hutton's music room while we practiced. They never spoke, just watched, as survivor parents did when they beheld the miracle that was their offspring. It touched me deeply even as a young child.

   ... I think you'll enjoy these pictures which that darling Chippy restored and sent me a dozen years ago:

   These are linked from this page - which has an adorable shot of you as well in Mrs. Curry's classroom: 

  Thanks again - so very much!

“It's okay to be absurd, ridiculous, and downright irrational at times; silliness is sweet syrup that helps us swallow the bitter pills of life.

- Richelle E. Goodrich
(b. 16 Sept 19??)

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/06/15 - "Surprising Facts You May Have Never Heard (#15 in a series of 21)":

            No matter how old you are, or where you are from, people simply can’t know everything.

However, if you have an inquisitive mind, you probably love learning new things.

If this is the case, then these 21 facts will give your mind a good workout. (Plus, you can impress others with this exotic knowledge.)

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related): - Lions and Tigers and Bears Blanket - "Oh my! This free blanket pattern is over the top with cuteness and fun! Crochet it for the next little babe to come into the world."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak - "Served with mashed potatoes and gravy, there's nothing that says comfort food and home cooking like a delicious Salisbury steak recipe. Coming from Tina at Mommy's Kitchen, Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak is just like the kind Ma used to make. The meat is drenched in a French onion soup/brown gravy mixture, which is delicious. Gather the family around the table and enjoy a tasty, home-cooked meal this week."

Just Like Paula Deen's Old Fashioned Meatloaf - "Meatloaf is old-fashioned comfort food at its finest. This recipe for Just Like Paula Deen's Old Fashioned Meatloaf is a classic meatloaf recipe that turns out moist and full of flavor. The simple glaze is made of ketchup, brown sugar and mustard, and the meatloaf is a combination of simple, budget-friendly ingredients. This delicious old-fashioned recipe comes together in minutes with just three easy steps! An easy meatloaf recipe like this should be on every home cook's menu rotation."

Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup - "Slow cooker soups are comforting dinners. Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup is an easy slow cooker soup recipe that serves six people. There's a little chopping involved at the beginning, and then you just let it cook. Though you can eat this any time of year, it's especially comforting in the colder months. Cooking the beef in a slow cooker makes it nice and tender. If you cook it longer it, it will be more tender, so I recommend cooking it for six hours instead of four. That's just personal preference. Perhaps the best part of this soup is the dumplings. They're really easy to make. You just mix together Bisquick, parsley, and milk. That's it! Once that dough is formed, just plop spoonfuls on top of the soup in the last half hour and let it finish cooking. When it's done, you'll have a delicious soup fit for the whole family."


From - 09/24/15:

A candidate at a job interview was asked a tough question to which he mumbled an inaudible answer. The interviewer said "Come again?"

The candidate got up, collected his file, went out of the room and came back again.

1. Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

2. Friday and Saturday, October 9, 10 and 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. CONTACT: Karen Weinstein Witte at

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.

CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @

4. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 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 09/22/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good 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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Music by Charlie Chaplin (16 Apr 1889 – 25 Dec 1977), 1936

Words by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons (07 Jan 1910 - 22 Dec 1987), 1954

Recorded by Nat King Cole (17 Mar 1917 – 15 Feb 1965), 1954

 Smile, though your heart is aching,
Smile, even though it's breaking.
When there are clouds in the sky -
You'll get by.

If you smile through your fear and sorrow,
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through
For you.

Light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear may be ever so near,
That's the time you must keep on trying,
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile,
If you just smile.

"Smile" midi courtesy of
extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 09/25/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Smile" lyrics courtesy of - 09/26/10

Smiley Face clip art courtesy of - 10/12/05

Animated Smiley Faces clip art used to make Large Divider Lines courtesy
of - 10/11/05

Smiley Face Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/12/05

Animated Smiley Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/05

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

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!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

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