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10/19/12 - NNHS Newsletter - I Still Cry

“Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees,
and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will
heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”

- Brian Jacques, Taggerung
(15 June 1939 - 05 Feb2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This lovely sad song from 2001 (for which I could find no midi file) has been replaying in my mind all week.

   Today would have been        my daddy's (the late Robert Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960) 105th birthday.  I still cry sometimes when I think of him, too.

BONUS #1 - - I Still Cry - Ilse DeLange 

BONUS #2 - - I Still Cry - Ilse DeLange


   Happy Birthday today to   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND    John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND  Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA;

26 -    Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND   Randy Tate ('66) of DE!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit # 120,000 was made on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM by an unknown user.


October 18, 1936 - Adolf Hitler announced the Four Year Economic Plan to the German people. The plan detailed the rebuilding of the German military from 1936 to 1940.

October 18, 1944 - Adolf Hitler ordered the establishment of a German national militia.

October 18, 1944 - The Soviet Union began the liberation of Czechoslovakia.


October 19, 1944 - United States forces landed in the Philippines.


Thursday, October 18, 1962 - Activist Min Ko Naing was born in Mudon, Mon State, Burma.

Thursday, October 18, 1962 - Actor, director and producer Vincent Spano was born in Brooklyn, New York.


Friday, October 19, 1962 - Author Tracy Chevalier was born in Washington, DC.

Friday, October 19, 1962 - Singer-songwriter Ken Chinn (Mr. Chi Pig) (SNFU and Slaveco) was born Kendall Stephen Chinn in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Friday, October 19, 1962 - Boxer Evander Holyfield was born in Atmore, Alabama.


1.  NADA.




1.    From Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA - 10/19/12, 9:01 AM - "Can you please get this information out to all NNHS people?":

The establishment of the  DALE LUCADO ('68) (21 July 1950 - 20 Feb 2012) “TYPHOON BOY” Spirit Scholarship Fund has been completed. This scholarship will be given to a deserving young person who is going to continue their education by attending college. The committee would like to “challenge” everyone who knew Dale or just want to contribute to this worthwhile scholarship to do so by mailing their tax deductible donation to:

The Dale Lucado Scholarship Fund
C/o Boys and Girls Club of the VA Peninsula
Administrative Office
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Chesapeake Building, Suite B
Newport News, VA 23606


The Dale Lucado Scholarship Fund
C/o Mrs. Donna Lucado Dudley
137 Winsome Haven Drive
Seaford, VA 23693

Thanks for your help – class of 1970

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Belinda!

  2.    From Eddie ('65) and    Pauline Wright ('67) Perry of TN - 10/19/12, 7:37 PM - "50th Wedding Anniversary":


Hope all is well with you. Just wanted to let you about    Davis (NNHS '61) and Tricia (Nettles, HHS '60) Wright's 50th wedding anniversary is tomorrow, Oct 20. Going to celebrate with them and family @ Saude Creek Winery on Sunday.

Pauline & Ed Perry
Thanks, Eddie and Pauline! That sounds super! Please give them our love and best wishes!

  From Charles Schneider ('60) of TX - 10/18/12 - "Deer Crossings":

I though your readers would enjoy this.

Charles Schneider (60)

Government can take care of everything -- even the deer crossings. - Please Move The Deer Crossing

     We were just discussing this very phone call at dinner at Charis' this week, but it simply defies belief until you've actually heard it! Thank you so much, Charles!

   You know, except for that one teeny-tiny misunderstanding, she sounded like an intelligent woman.....

   And speaking of Charis...

     From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC - 10/18/12 - "News from Beantrarian Campaign Trail":

I've spent the last few weeks on the campaign trail with the Beantrarian Party, and while the situation has appeared grim at times, there is reason to hope in the future of America. Read more at Last Tango with Charis. 

       Charis Dear, you are such a hoot! I absolutely loved your campaign song; when the T-shirts arrive, I'd like a medium jumbo, please! - in case you missed the opening of the campaign...

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/18/12 - "Vietnam Wall -- THIS IS AMAZING":

Sobering for those of us that lived through these times...
This really works.
This is really sobering. Click on the link and find the city you went to high school and look at the names.
Click on the name and it will give details of the death.

Vietnam Wall

First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear. Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals. This really is an amazing web site. Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create it.
I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country.
The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost heroes.
Those who remember that time frame, or perhaps lost friends or family can look them up on this site.
Pass the link on to others, as many knew wonderful people whose names are listed.

   Thank you so very much, Ruthie! As they have vastly improved this already valuable page since last we visited it, we have posted this link near the very top of our Virginians Killed or Missing in Action, Vietnam Conflict page:

From - 10/15/12 - "10 Success Tips":

Top 10 Keys to Self Help Success

By Joey Poltor

So I said to myself, I want to create something with such paramount value that people love me, my wife and my company. Here it is:
How many people in the world do you think are just 'content' in their lives? Most people, for lack of statistics, are NOT happy in their lives. They take pills for anxiety, depression, they overeat, they buy SELF HELP books and don't even open them because they are that far gone!!! Can you believe that? Better question, did I just describe you?

Anyway, I wanted to compile a list of competencies, attributes, qualities, whatever you want to call them that provide results. I can imagine that you are reading this post because you want information on the keys to self help success, right?

The information that I am going to give you is EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS LASTING CHANGE NOW!

1. Self Awareness
So many people do things daily that sabotage not only their relationships but also their bodies, the mental capacity, their lives in general. They are also wasting their time which is an asset that we all share the same amount of. It does not matter if you sleep live in a tent or a penthouse in Manhattan, we all share the same amount of time. So PLEASE stop wasting it!
2. Focus
This piggybacks self awareness and goes much further down the rabbit hole. What have you focused on today? Have YOU been positive all day? It has been proven that negative thoughts attract negative patterns and through quantum mechanics, we know that thoughts have actual weight and existence. You realize that EVERYTHING is made of ENERGY right? So if EVERYTHING is made of ENERGY and quantum theory posits the like molecules attract the like then YOUR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS ARE KEEPING YOU DOWN! Let's look at it from a different perspective though. At home, we have a Vision Wall which is where our goals are, where are desires, our outcomes, our plans are so that we can keep them in mind all the time. If I am constantly thinking about something, then every opportunity that arises to get me closer to that something, I am able to capitalize on, right?
3. Support System
I hope you are still with me! GET RID OF ANYONE OR ANYTHING THAT IS UNSUPPORTIVE OF YOUR DREAMS. Period. that's it! Life is too short and the world is TOO BIG to be held down any longer! When YOU get your SPOUSE on board, YOU will have the GREATEST MASTERMIND EVER CREATED! You are unstoppable with the support of the one you love! Sit down, have a real conversation and get your spouse on board; you will be so powerful with this tool!
4. Confidence
You don't have to be confident in the how just yet, you have to be confident in yourself! You WILL face TEMPORARY defeat in pursuit of SUCCESS! I guarantee it! You have to be confident in your own ability to complete, to succeed, to win. With This unwavering confidence you will stand taller and make the right decisions faster.
5. Decision Making
The greatest entrepreneurs of all time have all had the ability to look at the facts, consider their resources and make a prompt decision on a situation. Napoleon Hill states that the wealthiest of men make decisions promptly and change them slowly while the poor are indecisive if ever coming to a conclusion. By making prompt decisions, you become the leader of the pack while Mr. Indecisive is always coming up the rear.
6. Imagination
There would be no lights, no cars, no department stores, no Mickey D's (maybe a good thing, lol) or anything else without the great imaginations of the pasts GREATEST entrepreneurs! You should be taking time every day to imagine your success, make it real in your mind, and it will become real in the world. Your imagination is one of your greatest gifts and is completely unique to you! Use it, OFTEN!
7. Try
This should be highlighted. How many times have you said you wanted to do something and didn't? Go ahead, answer, I will wait. Do something right now toward achieving the success you want. Right this second. If you say later, you will always say later, do something right now. Another thing about trying. The TIMING IS NEVER RIGHT. Also, just TRY, instead of figuring out REASONS WHY NOT TO TRY! Write something right now! Do something! Do something amazing! BE PROUD FOR ONCE, come on!
8. Fortitude
The last three I call The F.I.T. Acronym and have been using them for years. Take a look at our online library for scholarly articles I have written on the F.I.T Acronym! Do You know what FORTITUDE is? Fortitude is not just persistence, fortitude is persistence on steroids mixed in with imagination, love, and a couple other motivators. The mother that saves the baby by lifting a car has fortitude! Edison who fails 10,000 times before getting the light bulb right has fortitude. When you believe in yourself against the odds, and keep moving forward, YOU have fortitude.
9. Integrity
Ripping people off will only get you very short term success. If you are trying to get ahead by taking advantage of people, please quit reading and leave this page. We believe firmly in abundance over scarcity. There is too much money in the world to fight over a small bit. The people who cheat and dig their hands in the little pot and hold on for dear life will starve when the pot is empty. The rest of us will be eating from the buffet in the other room. Have integrity, work from the mentality of their being plenty for all that want it. An old adage goes, don't trip over a dollar to pick up a penny.
10. Temperance
Use your emotions appropriately. Anger does not make you more productive. Transmute that energy into productivity. If you are going to get mad, get mad at yourself for getting into the situation that you are angry about. Learn from it. Do not lose control of your emotions.

Well, that's it! The top 10 keys to success in self help! How did you like it? I can guarantee that information will help the few individuals that will implement it. Are you one of the implementers? Have you TRIED something yet?

About the Author: is the Polphia Group official page. It has lots of free info to members, downloads, a mobile app, and the PSAW which is the first step to self awareness. Click on the link above and is the official page of the Bikini Mom method. It is a site designed by moms for moms to get back into shape, eat better, feel better, look better, be better. Your husbands will be all over you again, your kids will look up to you, and you will be at the top of your game. Click the link to go to site

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN: - Michele Maks' Turkey Talk Throw - "This crocheted throw is perfect for napping after having Thanksgiving dinner! You’ll love having this throw as part of your fall decorating style."

BONUS RECIPES: - Coconut Cake - "If you took a walk into any Southern bakery, or stopped by the local school bake sale, we bet you'd find an impressive coconut cake winking at you. But since most of us can't do that, we can bake it right at home." - Southern Fried Pork Chops - "Southern Fried Pork Chops are a "must" in all Southern households. One bite will tell you why!" - Chicken Pie - "Here's some down-home, country-style goodness. Who knew that a casserole pie could be this easy?"

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/20/12, 10:40 PM - "Rare Photos! (#13 in a Series of 17)":  
  You might like these too.

Great old pics….



   WOWZERS! Thanks, Bill!  

 Elvis Presley and Tom Jones

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#13 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  

Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith


From - 10/18/12:

An old man lived alone in Idaho. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, Bubba, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.

Dear Bubba:

I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.

Love, Dad

A few days later, he received a letter from his son.

Dear Dad:

For heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up that garden. That's where I buried the BODIES.

Love, Bubba

At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local Police showed up and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.

That same day, the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Dad:

Go ahead and plant the potatoes now. It's the best I could do under the circumstances.

Love, Bubba

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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I Still Cry

Recorded by Ilse deLange, 2001
(b. 13 May 1977)

I'm making flowers out of paper
While darkness takes the afternoon
I know that they won't last forever
But real ones fade away to soon

Chorus :
I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and I know you're alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry

It's just that I recall September
It's just that I still hear your song
It's just I can't seem to remember
Forever more those days are gone

Chorus :
I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and I know you're alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry

I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and i know you're alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry

"I Still Cry" lyrics courtesy of - 10/13/12

Crying image courtesy of - 10/20/12

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Army and USMC Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Flower Bar 26 courtesy of - 09/03/12

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!!

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!

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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

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