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10/03/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Butterfly

“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small
but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.
And everyone deserves a little sunshine.”

- Jeffrey Glassberg

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter's butterfly theme tends to repeat every year in one form or another.

BONUS - - Butterfly - Mariah Carey



"Butterfly" is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff for Carey's seventh album, Butterfly (1997). It is a ballad combining elements of pop and gospel, but Carey had originally conceived it as a house record with David Morales titled "Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)". After realizing how personal the lyrics were and how they could be applied to Butterfly, she wrote "Butterfly" with Afanasieff.[1] On the song's lyrics, Carey comments "It was '97 and I was leaving my marriage [to Tommy Mottola] which encompassed my life. I was writing the song 'Butterfly' wishing that that's what he would say to me."[2]

It was released as the album's second single in 1997. It did not appear on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart because it was not issued as a commercial single in the United States; Billboard magazine rules at the time stipulated that a commercial release was required for a song to enter the Hot 100. It was a moderate success on charts that airplay-only singles were allowed to enter, such as the Rhythmic Airplay Chart, Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and Top 40 Mainstream charts, and it reached number 7 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart. "Butterfly" was not a substantial hit outside the U.S.: it reached number 22 in the UK after 5 years of 12 consecutive Top-10 singles and number 27 in Australia, failing to match the success of "Honey", the album's first single. In France and Germany the single did not reach the top forty.

"Butterfly" was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, which it lost to Sarah McLachlan's "Building a Mystery". In honor of Mariah's 20th Anniversary in music, "Butterfly" was chosen as her #1 song by fans.



   Happy Birthday today to   Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND   Mary Megann Peters ('57) AND   Larry Moran ('65) of ID AND      Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR!

05 - George Pipkin ('57) AND    Butch Ragland ('63) of CO;

06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND   Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;

07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale Parsons ('69) of HA;

08 -   Bunny Spiers ('54) of VA AND  Tippy Rowe ('57) AND          Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND    Richard Cantor ('65) of KY AND  Tazewell Whitley (NNHS / HHS - '65) of VA AND     My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber of TX;

09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND    Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND    Marsha Leak Garrett ('63);

10 -   Harry Seay ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND  Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND Donna Rountree Holburn ('63) AND   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



October 03, 1941 - Adolf Hitler stated in a speech that Russia was "broken" and they "would never rise again."

October 03, 1942 - Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. It was the first man-made object to reach space.

October 03, 1942 - The Office of Economic Stabilization was established by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He also authorized controls on rents, wages, salaries and farm prices.

October 03, 1944 - U.S. troops broke through the Siegfried Line.

October 03, 1990 - Re-unification of Germany: After 45 years of division, the Berlin Wall was dismantled - eleven months after the borders between East and West Germany were dissolved. The German Democratic Republic ceased to exist and its territory became part of the Federal Republic of Germany. East German citizens became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. This day is now celebrated as German Unity Day.



Sunday, October 03, 1965 - Swimmer Annemarie Verstappen was born Anna Maria Theodora Petra Verstappe in Rosmalen, The Netherlands.

Sunday, October 03, 1965 - Table tennis player Jan-Ove Waldner was born in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sunday, October 03, 1965 - Actor Zachary Scott (b. 21 Feb 1914 in Austin, Texas) died in Austin, Texas from a massive brain tumor at the age of 51.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 10/02/15:

“One place where we best seek to be filled with light and truth is in our own homes…Families are the Lord’s workshop on earth.”

 - Cheryl A. Esplin
b. 03 Oct 1944)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From My Daughter by Other Parents, Andi Loa, of NC - 10/02/15 - LDS General Conference":

Twice a year, Mormons gather for a "General Conference" to hear Church leaders share inspired messages and counsel.

These sermons are broadcast publicly online and on select television stations worldwide.

We invite you to join us for conference sessions at - You Should Watch Conference

   Thank you, Andi Loa! The Semi-Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is indeed this weekend. Not only are the messages shared uplifting and encouraging, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is magnificent.

   I invite y'all to listen! You can tune into BYUtv or listen online at 

   As is our family tradition, we will be watching General Conference on Saturday and Sunday with my sister,      Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky of NC, the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959) at her home. This one should be particularly exciting, as three empty spots in the Quorum of the Twelve need to be filled!


       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 10/02/15:

  AWW! He's so CUTE! Thank you, Webby!


“Love is an award you win by losing—or giving it away. Trophies collect dust, but love is the ultimate prize.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982)


From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/28/15 - "Guess I'm not the only one getting old..... (#3 in a series of 9)":

            Thanks, Haul Party!


    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 09/29/15 - "Cartoons for Seniors (#3 in a series of 13)":

WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Janice!


BONUS BUTTERFLY CROCHET PATTERNS: - especially for lefties!

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme-related): - Onion Strings - "Our crunchy 5-ingredient recipe for easy homemade Onion Strings will make you feel like a restaurant chef. Whether you make 'em for tasty nibbling or as a main dish topper, they're always a hit." - Five Star Chicken - "This chicken dish with mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions is tasty enough to be found at the finest restaurants, and easy enough to make at home!" - Country Pork Chops - "No need to tie up your oven to cook these homey Country Pork Chops. They'll simmer just fine on the stovetop in this rich tomato sauce that's chock-full of healthy fresh veggies. Talk about a speedy skillet supper they'll love!"



From - 10/02/15:

Two avid hunters took a safety class for hunters in which they learned that the universal signal for an emergency is three shots in the air.

Sure enough, on their next hunting trip the two men got lost.

One said to the other, "What shall we do?"

The other said, "I know - fire three shots in the air and someone may come to find us."

He fired off three shots, and they waited two hours. No sign of help.

"What shall we do?"

"Fire off three more shots."

So he did. Three hours later there was still  no response and it was getting dark.

The first one asked, "Shall we try again?"

His pal replied, "I guess not... I only have two arrows left..."


1. 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

2. 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 @

3. 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

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   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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Written by Mariah Carey (b. 27 Mar 1970), Walter Afanasieff (b. 10 Feb 1958), and Dan Shea

Recorded by Mariah Carey (b. 27 Mar 1970), 1997

When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It's easy to succumb to overwhelming fears inside
Blindly I imaged I could
Keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you
I must open my hands
And watch you rise

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly

I have learned that beauty
Has to flourish in the light
Wild horses run unbridled
Or their spirit dies
You have given me the courage
To be all that I can
And truly feel your heart will
Lead you back to me when you're
Ready to land


I can't pretend these tears
Aren't overflowing steadily
I can't prevent this hurt from
Almost overtaking me
But I will stand and say goodbye
For you'll never be mine
Until you know the way it feels to fly


So flutter through the sky
Spread your wings and fly

 "Butterfly" midi courtesy of - 10/03/07

 "Butterfly" lyrics courtesy of - 10/03/07

Butterfly Image courtesy of - 10/03/07

Animated Monarch Butterfly courtesy of ??? - 09/01/05

Butterfly Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/08/04

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

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

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 Red Flames courtesy of - ???

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

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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