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10/08/11 - NNHS Newsletter - October

“The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
The purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.”

- William Cullen Bryant
(03 Nov 1794 - 12 June 1878)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Why am I having such difficulty finding midi files for our Newsletters lately?! No matter, just watch the video:

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPkqOBMm2-k - October - Evanescence


     From Me ('65) of NC - 10/08/11 - "Baseball":

   How about my Cardinals?!?

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=stl

http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp?sv=1&c_id=stl   


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND    Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

15 -   Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday1008.htm - INCLUDING:

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1861
AILING ANDERSON ABDICATES ASSIGNMENT


Brig. Gen. Robert Anderson had been a lowly colonel when he commanded Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor last year. Caught between the rock of Carolina’s demand that he leave and the hard place of Federal refusal to allow it, he had not been at all comfortable bearing the weight of the burdens of history. Subsequently promoted and named to command the Federal Department of the Cumberland, his health had declined both mentally and physically ever since. His request for a medical leave was granted today as he had suffered a complete nervous breakdown. He never returned to active service. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman was named his replacement. The job would not be good for his mental health either.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1862
CURIOUS CONDITIONS CLOUD KENTUCKY CLASH


One of the few major battles of the War to occur in Kentucky took place today, along the Chaplin Hills above Doctor’s Creek near the small town of Perryville. The Union army under Buell battled the Confederate forces of Bragg, or at least parts of them did. In part because of the hills, in part because of odd atmospheric conditions which occasionally occurred during battles, the sound of even ferocious fighting sometimes could not be heard close by, while being clearly audible far away. As a result, units of both armies never knew the battle was in progress and did not become involved. In one sense it was a Confederate victory since Buell was the first to retreat. In another sense it was a win for the Union, as the Confederacy never again tried to invade Kentucky.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 1863
PRIMARILY PEACEFUL PERIOD PASSES


No big battles or major actions occurred in the War today. This did not signal any outbreak of pacifistic tendencies, just that nobody was in position to do much damage to anything. All that could be found in the way of militarism were a couple of skirmishes in Virginia, at Robertson’s River and James City to be precise. In the perpetual hotbed of East Tennessee, there was a Federal reconnaissance to Olympian Springs, Kentucky.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 1864
SEA KING SHEDS SAILING PSEUDONYM


A lovely new steamship departed the docks of London today, the name Sea King painted on her stern and printed on her papers. Another vessel, the S.S. Laurel departed the same docks at the same time. They both just happened to be bound for Madeira Island in the mid-Atlantic. There some sleight-of-hand would take place. Passengers on the Laurel included Lt. James I. Waddell of the Confederate States Navy and a large number of seamen in the same employ. Cargo on the Laurel included a large number of un-mounted guns, gunpowder suitable for Navy cannons, and other provisions for a long sea voyage. In Madeira a swap would be made, with Waddell and his erstwhile co-passengers taking charge of the Sea King and mounting the cannons on her decks and stocking her with the provisions. The last act would be to change her name, and the last great Confederate commerce raider, Shenandoah, would be in business.


  From Tony Koskinas ('68) of NC - 10/07/11 - "Email Address Change":

Hello, Carol, and welcome back to NC.  Can you please email all of my future correspondence to __________@___.___?

_________  is a very old email and I seldom go and sort mail.  I am soooo behind in catching up on things I don't know where to begin.

Thank you so much for what you do for all of us.

Smiles and Hugs,

Tony Koskinas
Class of 68

   Tony Darlin', you made my whole day! I have your addy safely changed now - and if anyone can sympathize with falling behind, I am that person!


    From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 10/07/11 - "Breakfast Bunch Brunch":

What happened to you guys Saturday?  We missed you at the BRUNCH.  The next BREAKFAST BUNCH BRUNCH is Saturday, January 7, 2012, 11am, at the Warwick Restaurant across from CNU.  Be there or we’ll talk about you and your Momma.  Just teasing.

Please email me (duckbill1@verizon.net) or call me (
757-595-0716) to reserve a early bird spot at the BRUNCH.

Bill Roady

   We'll be there this time, Bill - really, really! Thanks!


   From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 10/07/11 - "SAFETY SUGGESTION":

The following was submitted by our (Class of '54) classmate Polly (English) Greene...
 
What to take to bed with you - not a joke.
 
Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr's office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.  If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound and probably draw others attention.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator.  Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation.  Test it.  It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain.

It works if you park in your driveway or garage.  If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around…After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that.

And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot.  The alarm can work the same way there.  This is something that should really be shared with everyone.  Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

P.S.  I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys in your hand while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

P.P.S. This suggestion would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. Tell your friends/relatives -especially your senior friends/relative - to carry their keys with them in case they fall outside and nobody sees them or hears their calls for help. They can activate the car alarm and someone nearby should look into the problem. It is better than just sitting there until you pass out or die. Tell your friends/relatives/neighbors to please look around outside and inside your home - if they hear your car alarm - as you plan to use the car alarm for an all purpose alarm.

Please pass this on even IF you've read it before. It's a reminder.

   Thanks so much for this valuable tip, Jack - and Polly!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/07/11 - "Stunning Photos with Words of Wisdom":

The pics are worth 1000 words and the rest I’d seen before but thought you might enjoy!!

Philosophy_For_Old_Age.pps

  
OOOH! Thank you so much, Joan!


  From Michael Sisk ('63) of CA - 10/07/11 - "Ghoulishly grand carved pumpkins - these are totally amazing!!! (#1 in a series of 18)":

  Getting close to Halloween...

Artist Ray Villafane began carving pumpkins on a lark for his art students in a small rural school district in Michigan. The hobby changed his life as he gained a viral following online and unlocked his genuine love of sculpting. Here are images of pumpkin carvings Villafane created over the past five years.
    

   Thanks, Michael! These are incredible! Mostly gross, but incredible, nonetheless! 

Got my eye on you
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/19/11 - "Wild shoes!!! (#14 in a Series of 19)":
 
  Which pair are you going to get??

Wild shoes!!! By Kobi Levi, Israeli shoe designer

   I love these - such fun! Thanks, Joan! OOOH, Mallards! I have a cute little Mallard! But, no, I'll pass on this pair!

 
 


FINALLY:

From www.aJokeADay.com - 10/07/11:

A musical director was having a lot of trouble with one drummer. He talked and talked and talked with the drummer, but his performance simply didn't improve.

Finally, before the whole orchestra, he said, "When a musician just can't handle his instrument and doesn't improve when given help, they take away the instrument, and give him two sticks, and make him a drummer."

A stage whisper was heard from the percussion section: "And if he can't handle even that, they take away one of his sticks and make him a conductor." 


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 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.

2. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at jandcelliott@aol.com or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956

3. Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 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.

4. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at duckbill1@verizon.net or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/02/11

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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October

Recorded by
Evanescence, ? (prior to 2007)


I can't run anymore,
I fall before you,
Here I am,
I have nothing left,
Though I've tried to forget,
You're all that I am,
Take me home,
I'm through fighting it,
Broken,
Lifeless,
I give up,
You're my only strength,
Without you,
I can't go on,
Anymore,
Ever again.

My only hope,
(All the times I've tried)
My only peace,
(To walk away from you)
My only joy,
My only strength,
(I fall into your abounding grace)
My only power,
My only life,
(And love is where I am)
My only love.

I can't run anymore,
I give myself to you,
I'm sorry,
I'm sorry,
In all my bitterness,
I ignored,
All that's real and true,
All I need is you,
When night falls on me,
I'll not close my eyes,
I'm too alive,
And you're too strong,
I can't lie anymore,
I fall down before you,
I'm sorry,
I'm sorry.

My only hope,
(All the times I've tried)
My only peace,
(To walk away from you)
My only joy,
My only strength,
(I fall into your abounding grace)
My only power,
My only life,
(And love is where I am)
My only love.

Constantly ignoring,
The pain consuming me,
But this time it's cut too deep,
I'll never stray again.

My only hope,
(All the times I've tried)
My only peace,
(To walk away from you)
My only joy,
My only strength,
(I fall into your abounding grace)
My only power,
My only life,
(And love is where I am)
My only love,
My only hope,
(All the times I've tried)
My only peace,
(To walk away from you)
My only joy,
My only strength,
(I fall into your abounding grace)
My only power,
My only life,
(And love is where I am)
My only love.


"October" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyrics007.com/Evanescence%20Lyrics/October%20Lyrics.html - 10/08/11

"OCTOBER" Title clip art courtesy of http://www.ericahesse.com/oct2008.shtml - 10/08/11

Acorns and Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 10/04/05

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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!!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 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 Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 05/15/08

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