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10/17/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dear Heart

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.”

- Rupert Brooke
(03 Aug 1997 - 23 Apr 1915)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme is for        my sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC.  

BONUS - - Dear Heart - Andy Williams, 1964


   Happy Birthday today to Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57)!

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

   Happy Birthday this week to:
19 -
  Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND    John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;

21 -
  The late Mr. Julius Conn (deceased - Sept 1983)  AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND       Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND    Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA;

22 -       The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008)  AND   The late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) AND   Annette Funicello of CA  AND    Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND   Al Farber ('64) of GA;

23 -   Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA;

24 -   Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 16, 1939 - First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.

October 16, 1940 - Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto was established.

October 16, 1946 - Nuremberg Trials: Execution of the convicted Nazi leaders of the Main Trial.


October 17, 1933 - Albert Einstein fled Nazi Germany and moved to the United States.

October 17, 1941 - For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacked an American ship.

October 17, 1941 - German troops executed the male population of the villages Kerdyllia in Serres, Greece

October 17, 1943 - The Holocaust: The Sobibor extermination camp was closed.


Tuesday, October 16, 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, Cuba, and the USSR began when US President John F. Kennedy was shown photographs of missile sites in Cuba.

Tuesday, October 16, 1962 - Bass player, songwriter, and actor Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers, What Is This?, Atoms for Peace, and Fear) was born Michael Peter Balzary in Melbourne, Australia.

Tuesday, October 16, 1962 - 7' 7" tall basketball player Manute Bol was born in Turalei or Gogrial, Sudan (now South Sudan). On June 19, 2010, Bol died from acute kidney failure and complications from Stevens–Johnson syndrome at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.[25] [28] at the age of 47.

Tuesday, October 16, 1962 - Opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Дмитрий Александрович Хворостовский) was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.

Tuesday, October 16, 1962 - Footballer Nico Lazaridis was born in Germany.

Tuesday, October 16, 1962 - Philosopher, and poet Gaston Bachelard (born 27 June 1884 in Bar-sur-Aube) died in Paris, France.


Wednesday, October 17, 1962 - Animator, director, screenwriter, producer and actor Mike Judge was born Michael Craig Judge in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Wednesday, October 17, 1962 - Painter Natalia Goncharova (Ната́лья Серге́евна Гончаро́ва) (b. Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova on 16 June 1881 in Negaevo, Tula Province, Russia) died in Paris, France at the age of 81.


1.  NADA.




  From Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 10/16/12 - "Costa Rica":

Hi Carol,

I was reading of the folks who are going to Costa Rica. I have a very dear friend from Costa Rica and she said this site is perfect. It tells you anything you need to know and does not sugarcoat anything. It is very helpful and insightful. Tell the folks going there not to tell a Tico they are from America. The Tico will be quick to tell you they are from America too. I just say I am from the States. lol

Tim :)

   Thanks so much, Tim - I forwarded it on the them!

        From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 10/15/12 - "Enjoy-scroll down to see all":

"Always remember the 3 R's of life:
Respect for self; Respect of others; Responsibility for all your own actions!"

To A Beautiful Woman: Be sure to read about Audrey Hepburn at the end.

Now I lay me Down to sleep
I pray the Lord My shape to keep.

Please no wrinkles, Please no bags,
And please lift my butt, Before it sags.

Please no age spots, Please no gray,
And as for my belly, Please take it away.

Please keep me healthy, Please keep me young!
And thank you, Dear Lord, For all that You've done.

Five tips for a woman....
1. It is important that a man helps you around the house and has a job.

2. It is important that a man makes you laugh.

3. It is important to find a man you can count on! And doesn't lie to you.

4. It is important that a man loves you and spoils you.

5. It is important that these four men don't know each other.

It's BEAUTIFUL WOMAN MONTH & TAG YOU'RE IT! So send this to five bright, funny women you know and make their day !!!

Did you know that it's Beautiful Women Month? Well, it is and that means you!!! I'm supposed to send this to FIVE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN, and you are one of them!!! Below is a wonderful poem humorist Sam Levenson wrote; it was a favorite of Audrey Hepburn's when asked to share her 'beauty tips.'

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

If you share this with another woman, something good will happen . . You will boost another woman's self esteem, and she will know that you care about her.

   Thank you so much, George!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/16/12 - "Prayer Chain for Our Military:

  Prayer chain for our Military...please don't break it

Remember their tremendous sacrifice.

   Thank you so very much, Norris Sweetie! This is especially meaningful to me this week:


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/16/12 - "Doors":

A friend sent this and I love the explanation.
I’m sure glad that I’m not the only one with this problem!

At last, an explanation:

Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was? Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.

Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what's known as an event boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next. Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.

It's not aging, it's the doorway!

Whew! Thank goodness for studies.

   Thanks, Ruthie! I "prolly oughta" check the veracity of this, but if I do, and it's a sham, then I've just lost the best excuse I've had in years!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/15/12 - "Why Men are Never Depressed":

This is so true, funny and sad all at once.


Men Are Just Happier People --
What do you expect from such simple creatures?
Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
Chocolate is just another snack.
You can be President.
You can never be pregnant.
You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell you the truth.
The world is your urinal.
You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.
You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
Same work, more pay.
Wrinkles add character.
Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.
People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.
New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
You can open all your own jars.
You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If someone forgets to invite you,
He or she can still be your friend.
Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
Three pairs of shoes are more than enough..
You almost never have strap problems in public.
You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes..
Everything on your face stays its original color.
The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with toys all your life.
One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons.
You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife.
You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives
On December 24 in 25 minutes.
No wonder men are happier.

Men Are Just Happier People


· If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.

· If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman .


· When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.

· When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.


· A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

· A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.


· A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.

· The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.


· A woman has the last word in any argument.

· Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


· A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

· A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.


· A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.

· A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.


· A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.

· A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.


· Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.

· Women somehow deteriorate during the night.


· Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.

· A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.


A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!

SO, send this to the women who have a sense of humor and who can handle it .... and to the men who will enjoy reading it.

     Thanks, Dools!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/15/12 - "Three Tests":

A man walks into a bar, notices a very large jar on the counter, and sees that it's filled to the brim with $10 bills. He guesses there must be at least ten thousand dollars in it. He approaches the bartender and asks, "What's with the money in the jar?"

"Well..., you pay $10, and if you pass three tests, you get all the money in the jar and the keys to a brand new Mustang Cobra GT 500.

The man certainly isn't going to pass this up, so he asks, "What are the three tests?"

"You gotta pay first," says the bartender, "those are the rules."

So, after thinking it over a while, the man gives the bartender $10 which he stuffs into the jar.

"Okay," says the bartender, "here's what you need to do:

"First - You have to drink a whole quart of tequila, in 60 seconds or less, and you can't make a face while doing it."

"Second - There's a pit bull chained in the back with a bad tooth. You have to remove that tooth with your bare hands."

"Third - There's a 90-year old lady upstairs who's never had sex. You have to take care of that problem."

The man is stunned! "I know I paid my $10 -- but I'm not an idiot! I won't do it! You'd have to be nuts to drink a quart of tequila and then do all those other things!"

"Your call," says the bartender, "but, your money stays where it is."

As time goes on, the man has a few more drinks and finally says, "Where's the damn tequila?!"

He grabs the bottle with both hands and drinks it as fast as he can. Tears stream down both cheeks -- but he doesn't make a face -- and he drinks it in 58 seconds!

Next, he staggers out the back door where he sees the pit bull chained to a pole. Soon, the people inside the bar hear loud growling, screaming, and sounds of a terrible fight -- then nothing but silence!

Just when they think that the man surely must be dead, he staggers back into the bar. His clothes are ripped to shreds and he's bleeding from bites and gashes all over his body. He drunkenly says,
"Now..., where's that old woman with the bad tooth?"
 Joyce Cahoon

   Joyce, you naughty baby! This is severely pushing our limits, but I was laughing too hard not to share it - thanks!

From - 10/15/12 - "How to Handle Anger":

How to Handle Anger

By Annette Colby

Anger is an emotion that can be difficult to deal with. Sometimes it's experienced as a fleeting annoyance while other times it consumes our bodies with a burning rage. Anger is a natural human emotion, and it happens to everybody, whether we openly express it or not. The problem is not that we have anger. How we process anger determines whether it becomes a tool for self healing or a weapon of destruction.

Anger is a wave of energy. It is not who we are (as in "I am an angry person"). Instead it is an emotion that is visiting for a short while -- unless we decide to hold onto it. If anger is acknowledged and released in healthy ways, it can lead to deeper feelings of love. If anger is welcomed as it occurs and seen for what it really is, it will pass. However, not dealing directly with anger can lead to subtle forms of anger that can last for days or even years. These subtle forms of anger may include resentment, impatience, chronic irritability, withdrawal, isolation, etc. Consistent prolonged levels of anger can affect health producing migraines, arthritis, and head, neck and shoulder problems. As with any suppressed emotion, unresolved anger can lead to self-soothing with comfort eating or other addictions.

One of the reasons anger can be so enigmatic is that many of us were not given permission to express this emotion while growing up. We were often told to go to our room or calm down. Some of us were taught to "stuff" emotions, especially anger. Children often learn that the negative feelings aren't real or shouldn't be displayed. We are conditioned to pretend to be happy, nothing is wrong, smile pleasantly, be nice, and keep emotions hidden. Or we witnessed unacceptable, harmful expressions of anger and decided for ourselves that this is not how we would live our lives. The result is we grow up without knowledge or experience of how to cope with anger in healthy ways.

Not So Healthy Things to Do with Your Anger:
____ over eat / binge / bulimia / anorexia
____ compulsive exercise or pushing your body to fatigue
____ drinking and drugging
____ cutting or self-mutilation
____ sexual escape
____ withdrawal into silence or silent treatment
____ calm on the outside, steaming inside
____ ignore or deny the problem
____ avoid confrontation
____ abusive shouting/lashing out at others with angry or hateful words
____ physical aggression, throwing things at another person
____ internalize anger and frustration
____ dwell on intrusive negative thoughts
____ hypercritical self-thoughts
____seek revenge of punishment on another
____ dwell on how bad you have it

Personalize Anger:

One method to deal with anger is to personalize it into a separate being. This allows you to see the energy of anger as separate from who you are. The following is a guideline for working with anger. The steps work best if done out loud because this brings out the internal dialogue of the mind so you can become conscious of what is really going on for you beneath the anger.

1. Breathe deeply, from your diaphragm; breathing from your chest won't allow connection with your feeling, and won't allow movement to occur. Acknowledge that you have anger and take some time to feel it within your body. Decide not to run away from it. Thank the anger for being present. Allow for the ideas that even if you don't understand your anger completely, somehow you felt threatened. Your anger is attempting to fight for you. Gratitude will melt resistance you have towards your own anger.

2. Give anger your unconditional acceptance. Commit to yourself that you will not judge, ignore, shame, reject, criticize, or punish yourself for having anger. It is allowable for you to have anger. Your experience is meaningful.

3. Share your desire to get to know your anger, why it is here, and what it wants for you. Anger is not your enemy. Anger indicates you are in pain, hurt, or fear. It's very presence allows an opportunity to heal or open the doorway to greater love. Express your desire to know what experiences might be connected with this anger. Communicate with your anger in a way that you allow yourself to be its friend, and that your desire is to have it express itself to you.

4. Allow your anger, words, or memories to have a safe space to come out. As you listen to your anger, go beyond the surface and ask what you are feeling threatened by. Ask what you would need from yourself to feel even a little better. Notice the energy in your body, breathe into that energy, and allow it to expand until you feel a physical shift. Continue to remember anger is an experience, not who you are.

5. Recognize that beneath your anger, you felt threatened in some manner. Listen and be willing to understand what lives inside of you. Offer love to your anger and the tender place beneath your anger. This is the process of transformation. You don't need to solve anything, rather you need to bring a loving presence to the hurt that lives beneath anger. Your job is to realize exactly what caused you to feel threatened, and now allow for new assertive, loving, and adult ways of dealing with that threat.

I hope these tips help you to better handle your anger so that it does not control you, but you control it instead.

About the Author:

Dr. Annette Colby, RD can help you take the pain out of life, turn difficult emotions into joy, release stress, end emotional eating, and move beyond depression into an extraordinary life! Annette is the author of Your Highest Potential and has the unique ability to show you how to spark an amazing relationship with your life!

BONUS HEART CROCHET PATTERNS: - MY FAVE!    I made bunches of these last year - red with white ribbons! 

BONUS HEART RECIPES (sorta...): - Making a Heart Shaped Cake without a Heart Shaped Pan - Ditto - Ditto Ditto - Ditto Ditto Ditto

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

Great old pics….



   WOWZERS! Thanks, Bill!  

 Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, and Friend

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

Elton John


From - 10/16/12:

Farmer Joe was in his car when he was hit by a truck. He decided his injuries from the accident were serious enough to take the trucking company (responsible for the accident) to court. In court the trucking company's fancy lawyer was questioning farmer Joe. "Didn't you say, at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine'?" said the lawyer.

Farmer Joe responded, "Well, I'll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite mule Bessie into the...."

"I didn't ask for any details," the lawyer interrupted, "just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine'!"

Farmer Joe said, "Well, I had just got Bessie into the trailer and I was driving down the road...."

The lawyer interrupted again and said, "Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman on the scene that he was just fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question."

By this time the Judge was fairly interested in Farmer Joe's answer and said to the lawyer, "I'd like to hear what he has to say about his favorite mule Bessie."

Joe thanked the Judge and proceeded, "Well, as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie, my favorite mule, into the trailer and was driving her down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my truck right in the side. I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into the other.

"I was hurting real bad and didn't want to move. However, I could hear ole Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans.

"Shortly after the accident a Highway Patrolman came on the scene. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes.

"Then the Patrolman came across the road with his gun in his hand and looked at me. He said, 'Your mule was in such bad shape I had to shoot her. How are you feeling?' "

1. 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.

2. 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 10/15/12

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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Dear Heart

Music by Henry Mancini (16 Apr 1924 – 14 June 1994)

Words by Jay Livingston (28 Mar 1915 – 17 Oct 2001) and Ray Evans (04 Feb 1915 – 15 Feb 2007)

Recorded by
Andy Williams, 1964
(03 Dec 1927 – 25 Sept 2012)

Dear heart, wish you were here to warm this night
My dear heart, seems like a year since you've been out of my sight
A single room, a table for one
It's a lonesome town all right
But soon I'll kiss you hello at our front door
And, dear heart, I want you to know
I'll leave your arms never more

(a single room, a table for one)
It's a lonesome town all right
But soon I'll kiss you hello at our front door
And, dear heart, I want you to know
I'll leave your arms never more

"Dear Heart" midi courtesy of - 10/19/12 (sic)

"Dear Heart" lyrics courtesy of - 10/19/12 (sic)

Doves, Heart and Flowers clip art courtesy of - 02/06/04

Animated Hearts Divider Line # 63 clip art courtesy of - 02/11/10

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 USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of - 10/21/06

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 Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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