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10/07/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Reach Out, I'll Be There

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

- Walter Winchell
(07 Apr 1897 - 20 Feb 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    This song always makes me happy!
BONUS - - Reach Out, I'll Be There - The Four Tops, 1966 - WOWZERS! Makes ya wanna DANCE!


1.     From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 09/21/12, 12:13 PM:

Hi Carol,
Just to inform you, the Class of '57 is celebrating its 55-Year Reunion at the Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News on October 9, 10 and 11, 2012. 
Thanks for all you do.
Typhoon regards,
Pat Beck Letzinger 

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thank you, Pat! Y'all have fun!


   Happy Birthday today to Dale Parsons ('69) of HA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Tippy Rowe ('57) AND           Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND    Richard Cantor ('65) of KY!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

11 -   Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND        Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;

12 - Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;

13 -   The United States Navy - 1775 AND Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND   Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND          My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL;

14 -       Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND      Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND      My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 06, 1939 - The last Polish army was defeated.

October 06, 1939 - Adolf Hitler denied any intention to wage war against Britain and France in an address to Reichstag.

October 06, 1944 - Former French premier and Vichy collaborator Pierre Laval tried to kill himself on the day he was to be executed for treason. A physician saved Laval from the cyanide he had taken. Laval was executed a little less than two weeks later.

October 06, 1949 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for war crimes. The conviction was for being Japanese wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose."

October 06, 1949 - U.S. president Harry Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act. The act provided $1.3 billion in the form of military aid to NATO countries.


October 07, 1940 - The McCollum memo proposed bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.

October 07, 1942 - The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal began as United States Marine Corps forces attacked Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.

October 07, 1944 - Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp: Jewish prisoners burned down the crematoria.


Saturday, October 06, 1962
- Baseball player Rich Yett was born Richard Martin Yett in Pomona, California.

Saturday, October 06, 1962 - Director Tod Browning (b. Charles Albert Browning, Jr. on 12 July 1880 in Louisville, Kentucky) died in Malibu, California at the age of 82.

TODAY IN 1962:

Sunday, October 07, 1962
- Politician Dave Bronconnier was born David Thomas Bronconnier in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Sunday, October 07, 1962 - Cricketer William Johnson was born William Robert Johnson in Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.






From John ('59) and     Aretie Gallins ('59) Patterson of TN - 10/04/12, 7:25 PM - "RE:   Richard Oliver":


We were hoping to find Richard and communicate with him before going to Costa Rica in hopes of getting the real skinny on the places where and where not to go down there.....

Good to hear from you - - say "Hi" to everybody for us - - and let us know if you find Richard's e-mail address.

Best Regards,


   Hi again, John and Aretie!   

   I personally have no experience in locating people abroad, but we do have some experts in that field among us. And surely someone has remained in touch with Richard all these years. Perhaps one of y'all has experience in travelling to Costa Rica.

  So now there are three ways to help - and this is important!

  "Anyone? Anyone?"

         From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/07/12 - "Recent 1962 NNHS Class Reunion":

Dear Carol,

Please add this to your NNHS website.  You and I were privileged to be invited to the NNHS Class of 1962's Reunion, and I wanted to express my appreciation to   Brenda Amos Williams and her excellent committee members.  It was fun to see everyone at the Friday evening social, including         David Spriggs ('64) of VA,     Bobby Callis ('64) of WV,     Tom Flax ('64) of VA, and several other alumni from associated classes.  The food was topnotch and the friendliness of all that attended was impressive.  Saturday night's dinner dance was superb!  The Blue and Gold Decorations were artfully and magnificently arranged on the wall and over the dance floor; the music was a good selection of period songs, and introduced well by the D.J., Larry Williams.   The food was simply superior in arrangement, presentation and taste!  As you know, we were impressed by the entire event, and want to thank Brenda and all of those that assisted in preparing for the event, and for the excellent presentation of the event on Saturday evening.  Well done to all of you! 

I have been privileged to accompany Carol to several of the class reunions over the years.  I think it is safe to say, that I feel the same pride for NNHS that all of you feel, and even though I was not privileged to attend your wonderful NNHS, I feel like I belong now.  Thanks for that feeling.  Needless to say,      Fred Mays' ('60 - of VA) excellent collection of NNHS memorabilia set the stage for many of you as your minds drifted back to the NNHS that you all knew and loved, including all of your wonderful teachers, etc.  Thanks again for the opportunity to meet with all of you and may God continue to bless you, the members of NNHS '62, and all of those who have walked the halls of NNHS with happiness, good memories and excellent health.

    Thank you so much, Dools!  

       From Me ('65) of NC - 10/07/12 - "About That Reunion...":  

   That was a mighty fine reunion! Paul always expresses it better, but I certainly want to add my thanks to one and all! I would be hard-pressed to suggest any ways in which it might have been improved; everything was just that good!

   The fabulous, mystical, magical decorations were provided by Ed Mirmelstein ('62) of VA, and I would definitely recommend his services to all other classes. If you're looking for a good DJ, Larry Williams would be hard to top.      Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA gave me his card to share with y'all:

       Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA wanted me to let y'all know he has lost 136 pounds! He was scheduled for the fancy-schmancy surgery, but as they were unable to stabilize his heart rate, they told him the surgery was out of the question, so he'd have to lose the weight the old-fashioned way - so he did!  Way to go, Jimmy!

THEN - 1962 NOW - 2012      I'll no doubt remember forty-eleven other things to mention later, but I did want to share the one shot (that's right - ONE - and because we were all laughing so hard, it took me FIVE attempts to capture it!) I took Saturday night.

   Bonnie Farmer Dixon of VA and Brenda Veazey Keech of NC were also members of the '62 hockey team, and they were also right there in attendance.  I don't know why we didn't snag them for the picture; it probably goes back to that laughing thing again.

   Thanks again, Everyone - for everything!

  FRONT ROW: Clare Smith Larson of IA; Barbara Ellis Preece of VA, and Pam Larmer Traugott of VA; BACK ROW: Brenda Poole _____ of __, Fran Heath Scott of VA, and Carolin McPherson Gregory of VA


    From My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of MD - 10/06/12 - "a cool thing to knit": - Baby's First Teratoma

Let me know if it's up your alley.

It is a home-made tumor! Best gift for the kid that has everything!

   This looks like a fun pattern, Joe!   The outside is knitted, but as I really do not like knit, I could easily convert that to crochet - or even more likely, crochenit.

   The project is made of wool, and then deliberately felted. I actually don't know where to buy wool yarn, so I wouldn't felt it, but if you don't mind a few such substitutions, I think I can pull it off. It does look dreadfully creepy!

I'm cool with whatever changes would be needed.  It is kind of creepy but it will be AWESOME!!!

   Thanks, Sweetie-Pie, I'm looking forward to making it!

BONUS RECIPES: - Old Fashioned Steamed Pudding - "Just what is mincemeat? The modern-day version is a combo of spices, nuts, and chopped fruits. The flavor is old-fashioned but our Old Fashioned Steamed Pudding recipe fits our today tastes to a 'T.' ” - Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits - "Incredibly light and fluffy, Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits will simply melt in your mouth, just like Grandma's biscuits always did!" - Old Fashioned Candy Apples - "Not to be eaten by anybody with braces or false teeth, these sweet cinnamon snacks are loved by kids of all ages, including me. You know what they say - "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," but with these apples, I'm not sure that applies to the dentist!"

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/20/12, 10:40 PM - "Rare Photos! (#5 in a Series of 17)":  
  You might like these too.

Great old pics….



   WOWZERS! Thanks, Bill!  

Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#5 in a Series of 25)":  
  Some more memories.

Some of these photos will blow you away.

A Baby Boomer's Time Machine


   MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey  

Marlene Dietrich and
Charlie Chaplin

From - 10/05/12:

Joe had asked Bob to help him out with the deck after work, so Bob just went straight over to Joe's place. When they got to the door, Joe went straight to his wife, gave her a hug and told her how beautiful she was and how much he had missed her at work. When it was time for supper, he complimented his wife on her cooking, kissed her and told her how much he loved her.

Once they were working on the deck, Bob told Joe that he was surprised that he fussed so much over his wife. Joe said that he'd started this about six months ago, it had revived their marriage, and things couldn't be better. Bob thought he'd give it a go. When he got home, he gave his wife a massive hug, kissed her and told her that he loved her. His wife burst into tears.

Bob was confused and asked why she was crying. She said, "This is the worst day of my life. First, little Billy fell off his bike and twisted his ankle. Then, the washing machine broke and flooded the basement. And now, you come home drunk!"

1. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 9,10, and 11, 2012 - Class of  1957 - 55-Year Reunion - Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News. CONTACT: Pat Beck Letzinger at

2. 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.

3. 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/04/12

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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Reach Out, I'll Be There

Written by

Recorded by The Four Tops, 1966

Now if you feel that you can't go on (can't go on)
Because all of your hope is gone (all your hope is gone)
And your life is filled with much confusion (much confusion)
Until happiness is just an illusion (happiness is just an illusion)
And your world around is crumbling down, darlin'
Reach out, come on, girl, reach on out for me
Reach out, reach out for me
I'll be there with a love that will shelter you
I'll be there with a love that will see you through

When you feel lost and about to give up (to give up)
'Cause your life just ain't good enough (just ain't good enough)
And you feel the world has grown cold (has grown cold)
And you're drifting out all on your own (drifting out on your own)
And you need a hand to hold, darlin'
Reach out, come on, girl, reach out for me
Reach out, reach out for me
I'll be there to love and comfort you
And I'll be there to cherish and care for you

I'll be there to always see you through
I'll be there to love and comfort you
I can tell the way you hang your head (hang your head)
You're not in love now, now you're afraid (you're afraid)
And through the tears you look around (look around)
But there's no peace of mind to be found (no peace of mind to be found)
I know what you're thinking,
You're alone now, no love of your own, but darlin'
Reach out, come on, girl, reach out for me
Reach out, reach out.......... just look over your shoulder
I'll be there to give you all the love you need
And I'll be there; you can always depend on me
I'll be there to always see you through
I'll be there to love and comfort you

"Reach Out, I'll Be There" midi courtesy of - 10/06/04

"Reach Out, I'll Be There" lyrics courtesy of - 10/06/04, site supplied by Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 08/19/04
Thanks, Albert!

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of - 08/28/08

Pink Rose and Heart Line clip art courtesy of - 09/29/04

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

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 - 05/19/08

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

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 Cheering Smiley 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 Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of - 08/01/10

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

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