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10/11/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sail On Sailor

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(ca. 4 BC–AD 65)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

    This is our third Newsletter in a row with a nautical theme.

BONUS - - Sail On Sailor - The Beach Boys, 1973


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   Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND        Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);

18 - Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA  AND  Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA  AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 10, 1938 - The Munich Agreement ceded the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.

October 10, 1942 - The Soviet Union established diplomatic relations with Australia.

October 10, 1943 - The Double Tenth Incident in Japanese-controlled Singapore.

October 10, 1944 - Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children were murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp.

October 10, 1945 - The Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China. Later, the pact was commonly referred to as the Double-Ten Agreement.


October 11, 1941 - The beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.

October 11, 1942 - Battle of Cape Esperance – On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercepted and defeated a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.

October 11, 1944 - The Tuvinian People's Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U.S.S.R


Wednesday, October 10, 1962
- Architect and lecturer Stancho Belkovski (Станчо Белковски) (b. Stancho Iliev Belkovski on 11 Aug 1881 in Sofia, Bulgaria) died in Poland at the age of 71.

TODAY IN 1962:

Thursday, October 11, 1962
- Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convened the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.

Thursday, October 11, 1962 - Actress and comedian Joan Cusack was born in New York City, New York.

Thursday, October 11, 1962 - Author Richard Paul Evans was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Thursday, October 11, 1962 - Musician Andy McCoy (Hanoi Rocks) was born Antti Hulkko in Pelkosenniemi, Finland.


1. NADA.


1.  MORE NADA...


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 Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 10/11/12 -"More on  Grayson Williams (Class of Feb 1943)":


Hello Carol, Thu. Oct. 11, 2012

This from page 47 of the Feb. 1943 Anchor:


Grayson Williams The NNHS Typhoon Squad will lose one of its most valuable players when Quarterback Grayson Williams graduates. He is credited with three year's service on the Varsity, and is a three-year letterman. His pleasing personality and cheerful disposition are familiar to everyone of the players on the team. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds.

Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA

    Thank you so much, Fred! I'll be starting Mr. Williams' Memorial Newsletter very, very soon now.  

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 10/09/12 - " Fallen Marine Honored":

Please render your respectful salute to this fallen Marine who, during the full execution of his Duty, perished while attempting to free other Americans. For years his remains were unable to be identified. Recently they were identified and his family was properly notified. While his intent and efforts were not unique, what is important is that he freely gave something was was truly unique...his life in defense of others who desperately needed his help. 

   Thank you so very much, Brent - AMEN! <a href=; font-weight:bold"alumni-list/RWS-Honey.jpg">

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/09/12 - "TuEsDaY MiX":

Feline Physics Laws

Law of Cat Inertia

A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force - such as the opening of cat food, or a nearby scurrying mouse.

Law of Cat Motion

A cat will move in a straight line, unless there is a really good reason to change direction.

Law of Cat Magnetism

All blue blazers and black sweaters attract cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.

Law of Cat Thermodynamics

Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body, except in the case of a cat, in which case all heat flows to the cat.

Law of Cat Stretching

A cat will stretch to a distance proportional to the length of the nap just taken.

Law of Cat Sleeping

All cats must sleep with people whenever possible, in a position as uncomfortable for the people involved, and as comfortable as possible for the cat.

Law of Cat Elongation

A cat can make her body long enough to reach just about any counter top that has anything remotely interesting on it.

Law of Cat Obstruction

A cat must lay on the floor in such a position to obstruct the maximum amount of human foot traffic.

Law of Cat Acceleration

A cat will accelerate at a constant rate, until he gets good and ready to stop.

Law of Dinner Table Attendance

Cats must attend all meals when anything good is served.

Law of Rug Configuration

No rug may remain in its naturally flat state for very long.

Law of Obedience Resistance

A cat's resistance varies in proportion to a human's desire for her to do something.

First Law of Energy Conservation

Cats know that energy can neither be created nor destroyed and will, therefore, use as little energy as possible.

Second Law of Energy Conservation

Cats also know that energy can only be stored by a lot of napping.

Law of Refrigerator Observation

If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat.

Law of Electric Blanket Attraction

Turn on an electric blanket and a cat will jump into bed at the speed of light.

Law of Random Comfort Seeking

A cat will always seek, and usually take over, the most comfortable spot in any given room.

Law of Bag/Box Occupancy

All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond.

Law of Cat Embarrassment

A cat's irritation rises in direct proportion to her embarrassment times the amount of human laughter.

Law of Milk Consumption

A cat will drink his weight in milk, squared, just to show you he can.

Law of Furniture Replacement

A cat's desire to scratch furniture is directly proportional to the cost of the furniture.

Law of Cat Landing

A cat will always land in the softest place possible; often the mid-section of an unsuspecting, reclining human.

Law of Fluid Displacement

A cat immersed in milk will displace her own volume, minus the amount of milk consumed.

Law of Cat Disinterest

A cat's interest level will vary in inverse proportion to the amount of effort a human expends in trying to interest him.

Law of Pill Rejection

Any pill given to a cat has the potential energy to reach escape velocity.

Law of Cat Composition

A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn't Matter.

Handy Hint

To prevent discoloration on white cotton shirts, just sprinkle a little baby powder on the garment's underarms and collar, then press with an iron set on medium heat. The powder forms a barrier that keeps oil and dirt from getting into the threads.


Health Tip

Grapes in oil

Cooking food with olive oil is not the only way to lower cholesterol levels; grape seed oil is a flavorsome alternative with added health benefits. Grape seed oil is high in antioxidants, vitamin E, and has the ability to raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels like that of olive oil. The effect is due to the oil’s poly- and monounsaturated fat content. Also, the slight nutty flavor of this oil complements other foods such as salads, breads, and vegetables.


  Not Yet Quitting Time

Newspapers once reported about a young Taiwanese man who wrote 700 love letters to his girlfriend over two years. That's a letter almost every day. And I'm not talking about e-mail. Seven hundred hand-written letters that included folding, licking, stamping, addressing and sending. Seven hundred letters that proclaimed his feelings toward her. Many that even tried to persuade her to accept his marriage proposal.

Two years of correspondence finally got results. She announced her the postal worker who delivered all those letters. Of course, it makes sense. She saw HIM every day. Maybe it was lucky for the mail carrier that her boyfriend didn't give up too soon.

There may be a time to give up, and her boyfriend might have missed some good opportunities to step out of his apparently one-sided relationship. Sometimes it just makes sense to quit trying and move on to something else. Anyone who has been in a destructive relationship or a high-stress job that has taken a personal toll knows what I am talking about.

But there are also times when we need to persist – to keep trying. My experience tells me that quitting too soon is the greater problem. And the reason is simple: it's usually easier to give something up than to stay with it.

My kids often wanted to give up music lessons. I encouraged them not to quit too early. "Stay with the lessons," I told them. They did, and were later glad of it. I have spoken with many adults who said to me, "I used to take music lessons when I was a child. I regret the fact that I quit too soon. I wish I knew how to play the piano today." I have never talked with an adult who said, "I took music lessons when I was a child. I regret the fact that I didn't quit sooner."

Of course, it's not about music's about knowing, when things are rough, whether to keep going or to throw it in. How many books were never written because someone quit too soon? How many relationships died prematurely and how many dreams never bore fruit because someone gave them up?

There are good times to leave a job, to move on to a new relationship or to quit pounding on the same old nail that just won't budge. But too often, I've given in to the temptation to quit too early. I didn't stick around long enough to see what might happen if I persevered just a bit longer.

I don't think that Albert Einstein had the problem of quitting too early. "It's not that I'm so smart," he famously said, "it's just that I stay with problems longer." He understood the value of not giving up too soon – and that alone shows how smart he really was.

I'll never begin to understand the physics of the universe like Dr. Einstein, but it doesn't take a genius to know when it's not yet time to quit. Success is often just the result of staying with problems a little longer. And even I can do that.

~ Steve Goodier ~

   Thanks so much, Shari!

From - 10/08/12 - "Create Your Ideal Day":

How to Enforce Your Personal Boundaries

By Julie Fuimano

Has anyone ever spoken to you in an inappropriate manner? Often people are caught off guard and are not prepared to handle these challenging situations. But, as a leader, whenever you are in a situation that's uncomfortable, it's imperative that you speak up; the person needs to know that the behavior is inappropriate and that you will not tolerate it. Being a leader means that you expect the best of those around you and you hold them to the higher standard.

When you say nothing, the impact is great - to both you and to everyone else in your company. Saying nothing sends the message that the behavior is acceptable and the person is more likely to repeat it. Others may interpret this to mean that it's okay to act in that way. Saying nothing can also leave you feeling victimized.

Learning to assert yourself in a way that gets your point across with grace and style is part of becoming a strong leader; it takes some tools, a little practice and a lot of courage. Becoming assertive will build your leadership muscles and foster self-respect as well as decrease your level of stress.

What Are Personal Boundaries?

Personal boundaries are the limits you set for how others may act or speak in your presence. They are lines you draw that define yourself. They are not walls to shut people out, but rather limits that keep the unwanted behaviors of others from entering your space. Boundaries are essential for personal health. They act as filters, permitting what's acceptable into your life and keeping other elements out. Your boundaries are about what others may do to you or in your presence.

Whatever offenders do, you must remember that it's not personal; it's not about you even though it feels personal. Another person's behavior is always about him or her and what thoughts s/he harbors in his mind. For example, if someone raises her voice, swears or speaks down to you, she may want power; she may need to be heard; she may want attention; whatever the reason, it's about her.

Identify Your Boundaries

First you'll need to identify your boundaries. Ask yourself how you want to be spoken to and how you want to be treated. What behaviors are acceptable? What behaviors are marginally acceptable?

Consider how parents do this with their children in order to socialize them and to help them grow. Yet, rarely do people leave childhood feeling they know exactly how to get their needs met and how to stop people from hurting them. Our parents do the best they can; as adults, we must pick up where they left off. We are responsible for how we experience life and for how we allow others to treat us.

Take notice of your feelings. Your feelings are your inner messengers, your inner guidance system. When a boundary is crossed, there is a definite physiological response. If someone's comments or actions make you uncomfortable, notice how you react. Notice what part of your body reacts and acknowledge the feeling. Note what the person is doing or saying that is giving you this reaction and empower yourself by responding appropriately.

Express Your Boundaries

Once you are clear about your boundaries, you must educate people as to how to act in your presence. If you never tell anyone how to treat you, they will treat you in whatever way they choose. When you say nothing, you give your power away. It's one thing to confide in a co-worker, "I don't like the way he spoke to me," and quite another to tell the person directly, "Please don't speak to me in that tone." When you assert your boundaries, you are telling others how you expect to be treated and you are respecting yourself.

You may become angry, frustrated or sad when a boundary is crossed. Don't suppress your feelings; when you suppress your emotions, you only hurt yourself by increasing your stress and expending energy on keeping the feelings pent-up, which eventually can cause physical harm to your body. You also don't want to react inappropriately to your emotions either.

As a leader, you need to learn to identify the source of the emotion, which is the other person's actions and your permitting it in your space, and learn how to respond appropriately to get the results you want.

Enforce Your Boundaries

There are several ways to assert yourself and enforce your boundaries. Here are some tools for you to use:

· Inform by pointing out the behavior you find unacceptable. "Did you realize you were speaking very loudly?"

· Make a request. "Please do not raise your voice to me."

· Give instructions. "I need for you to lower your voice."

· Warn the person. "You may not speak to me in that tone."

· Make a demand. "Stop it! I demand you stop yelling at me right now!"

· Leave. "What you are doing is unacceptable to me. I am willing to work it out with you when you are able to be reasonable. I must leave now to protect myself."

Being a leader means demanding excellence of others -- asking for and expecting others to do and to be their best. When they miss the mark, you need to bring it to their attention. When you assert yourself and point out inappropriate behavior, you demonstrate leadership, exhibit self-respect and become a role model for others.

About the Author:

Julie Fuimano, MBA, BSN, RN is a Personal & Career Coach and Author of "101 Tips For Developing The Leader In You!" Her passion is coaching her clients to stop struggling and start enjoying themselves! For your free coaching consultation, visit Julie at, write to her at or call her directly at (484) 530-5024.

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN: - Jaime Maraia's Butterfly Bobby Pins - "Add some sparkle to your hair with these Butterfly Bobby Pins. This is an easy and cheap way to dress up any boring bobby pin. Little girls will especially love this free crochet pattern. The rhinestones give it an extra special touch. It's the perfect finishing touch to any girl's outfit. Mix and match yarn colors to make a butterfly in every color."

BONUS RECIPES: - Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup - "Are you looking for easy slow cooker soup recipes? Well, you've found what you need here. Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup is easy, delicious and not your ordinary dumpling soup." - Bavarian Pot Roast - "If you're looking to expand your culinary horizons, try this Bavarian Pot Roast. Cook up this pot roast in a slow cooker and season it with sweet apples and spicy ginger. This tasty one pot meal makes plenty of servings, so eat up!" - German Chocolate Cake - "Simply one of the best moist chocolate cake recipes, this German Chocolate Cake is divine. Make it for a party, surprise your family or just make it so you can satisfy that chocolate craving, either way, just make it!"

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/20/12, 10:40 PM - "Rare Photos! (#8 in a Series of 17)":  
  You might like these too.

Great old pics….



   WOWZERS! Thanks, Bill!  

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren G. Harding,
and Harvey Firestone, 1921

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#8 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  

Sean Connery - WOW!

From - 07/10/12:

A doctor broke the bad news to a man, that his wife would have to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital.

“I’m afraid her mind’s completely gone,” he said.

“Makes sense,” mumbled the man. “She’s been giving me a piece of it every day for the last 15 years.”  

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

Thursday, November 1, 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.

3. Wednesday, December 12, 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 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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Sail On Sailor

Written by Brian Wilson, Ray Kennedy, Tandyn Almer, Jack Rieley, and Van Dyke Parks

Recorded by The Beach Boys, 1973

I sailed an ocean, unsettled ocean
Through restful waters and deep commotion
Often frightened, unenlightened
Sail on, sail on sailor

I wrest the waters, fight Neptune's waters
Sail through the sorrows of life's marauders
Unrepenting, often empty
Sail on, sail on sailor

Caught like a sewer rat alone but I sail
Bought like a crust of bread, but oh, do I wail

Seldom stumble, never crumble
Try to tumble, life's a rumble
Feel the stinging I've been given
Never ending, unrelenting
Heartbreak searing, always fearing
Never caring, persevering
Sail on, sail on, sailor

I work the seaways, the gale-swept seaways
Past shipwrecked daughters of wicked waters
Uninspired, drenched and tired
Wail on, wail on, sailor

Always needing, even bleeding
Never feeding all my feelings
Damn the thunder, must I blunder
There's no wonder all I'm under
Stop the crying and the lying
And the sighing and my dying

Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor

"Sail On Sailor" midi courtesy of
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Sail On Sailor" lyrics courtesy
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Animated Sailboat clip art courtesy of - 10/08/06

Lighthouse Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/08/06

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

Animated Navy and USMC Flags clip art courtesy of - 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 - 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!

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

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