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10/28/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
We'll Meet Again

“In the time of your life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery
 and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite variety and mystery of it.

- William Saroyan
(31 Aug 1908 - 18 May 1981)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 This Newsletter theme seems to be a favorite of ours.

BONUS #1 - - We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn - great images from the 40's

BONUS #2 - - We'll Meet Again - Julie Andrews (with Dick Van Dyke), 1974


   This information was distributed in an email issue early Saturday afternoon and is repeated here for the benefit of those readers whose names are not on our mailing list.
    From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 10/27/12, 10:28 AM - "  Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66 - of VA)":
Dear Carol,
Hope all is well with you and your family.
  Rick Billings ('66 - of NC) recently sent me an e-mail informing me of Jamey Bacon’s current financial dilemma.
As many know, Jamey has had some serious medical issues and now finds herself in a situation where her electricity, water, and gas are being cut off.
Rick and I would simply like to ask that anyone that can lend a financial hand to Jamey at this time, please do so. Should anyone be wondering, we have both helped.
Jamey’s address is:  Jamey Douglas Bacon, 306 Ferguson Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23601.
Thanks for your time, Carol, and take care of yourself.
Rick and Joe

   Thank you, Gentlemen! C'mon, Typhoon Nation, you know what to do!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/27/12 - "RE: "  Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66 - of VA)":


..... Is there no one in the Newport News area who can check into public assistance programs that could help Jamie out? With all of the government giveaway programs I find it very hard to believe that she can not get assistance. How about some of the local churches, as I know here in Florida, they will take up a cause like Jamie's to help out. I know from a personal experience that a church in the Rescue area across the James River assisted a friend who was having financial issues, and that person also received assistance in food stamps, help with utilities and gas for their car, etc.

So I would say come on folks up there in Typhoon land somebody get on the phone pronto Monday morning and get Jamie some help.

   Thank you, Wayne!  I am not familiar with the particulars in this case.  I know that Catholic Charities and Ministerial Alliances often are able to step in with immediate assistance.  I do know also that there are thousands of people who for one reason or another fall through the cracks and cannot qualify for the help that they so desperately need.

   As a case in point, the other day I returned a missed call from the Social Security office.  The gal said she was calling to offer me some additional help.  I responded that that would be delightful, as we were not quite making it from month to month.  She did some checking and then said, "Oh, no, you're making waaay too much to qualify for this." 

   I thanked her for her time and told her that was good to know, but inwardly I thought it was a bit cruel of her not to have checked that data before she initiated the contact, raising my hopes just to dash them.  C'est la guerre.  I hope that I am wrong, and that Jamey is able to find and qualify for some lasting assistance.  She has endured so very much already.

  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 10/27/12 - "Fortune Cookie":

  This says, ''Friends come in all shapes and sizes, but their hearts are always BIG ''.

This came in a fortune cookie that came with a meal that was delivered a few minutes after a classmate brought me a gift to help me with my struggles.


      Thanks for sharing this, Jamey! You're so right!  The thoughts and prayers of your many friends are with you!



   Happy Birthday today to   Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND    Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;

01 -   Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND   Colin Faison ('58) of VA;

02 -   John Clark ('57) of VA;

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 28, 1922 - March on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini marched on Rome and took over control of the Italian government.

October 28, 1940 - Greece rejected Italy's ultimatum. Italy invaded Greece through Albania, marking Greece's entry into World War II.


Sunday, October 28, 1962 - End of Cuban missile crisis: Nikita Khrushchev issued orders to remove the Soviet missiles from Cuba.

Sunday, October 28, 1962 - Actress Daphne Zuniga was born Daphne Eurydice Zuniga in Berkeley, California.

Sunday, October 28, 1962 - Professional poker player Scotty Nguyen was born Thuận B. Nguyễn in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Sunday, October 28, 1962 - Footballer Erik Thorstvedt was born in Stavanger, Norway.


1.  NADA.


1. 10/27/12 - Hall of Fame Class of 1962
 - All images scanned now; page completed.  Why did I begin in the middle, you may well ask?  Because, The Class of 1962 was the inspiration for the entire section, that's why!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/27/12 - "Elmo and the Civilians!":
Before I even start, I understand that what I'm going to question makes perfect sense to you--OK?
So, in reading your two paragraphs regarding the civilian group known as <Navy League of the United States> and their stated reasons for their starting Navy Day and using October 27th. to so recognize it. The first Secretary of Defense then comes along in 1949 and says no to that date and lumps it--Navy Day--with Armed Forces Day--right?
Then come the '70s and Elmo. Elmo being-- apparently--the compromising type got together with the civilian group and they agreed that the day to celebrate Navy Day would more correctly be October 13th.--because as stated--that is the date that was determine to be the birthday of the Continental Navy in 1775--Right?
So why is your NL of 10/27/12--among other things--a celebration of Navy Day? I thought--in the 1970's-- Elmo and the civilians agreed to October 13th??
Please advise,

    Right! Well, I'll tell you, Wayne Honey! As I recall, our observance of the day all began with Dimples.  That's right.        Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC  always took great pride and pleasure from having been born on Navy Day - and justifiably so.  Then through no fault of her own and without any provocation or warning, the day suddenly just no longer existed. I ask you, is this any way to treat a lady?!? No, of course not!

   Besides, if we're going to celebrate days such as I Love Yarn Day - and we did! - then surely we cannot pass up Navy Day just because technically it no longer exists, can we?!? No, certainly not! Thanks, Wayne Honey! I hope this clarifies everything for you! 

   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 10/27/12 - "NAVY DAY":

As we remember Navy Day,   John (Howard - '66) and I also remember a dear friend, William (Bill) Cutts, who left us for Heaven almost a year ago. We also salute one of our sons-in-law... Lance Hannock who serves in the Navy.

-- Peace & Blessing, Cheryl

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Cheryl!


  From Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - 10/27/12:

Hi Carol,

When you do the Oct. 28th edition, please add
  Mary Blandford McGehee ('62, LA) to the birthday list for the 28th. I just realized she wasn't listed; I should have noticed because we have been such good friends since elementary school, and our birthdays are back to back. I do find it incredible the many NN classmates you have included!

My classmates and I (62) were so pleased that you and your husband were able to return to God's Country to join us as we celebrated our 50th reunion. (Boy that sounds scary and makes me think we are approaching the age of dirt!) We had an awesome time and are really glad that y'all also had a great time. Your husband wrote an awfully nice "review" of the weekend. We had a lot of classmates, led by
  Brenda Amos Williams, who contributed in many ways....time, talents and make it such a special weekend.

As everyone says, thanks for all you do to keep us informed.

Frances Heath Scott

   Thank you so much, Fran! I've happily added Mary to our Birthday Page as well as today's edition. I think that's one of the most fun sections of the site!

   Thanks again to your awesome reunion committee and your generosity in having Paul and me attend as your guests! We had a really fabulous time, and it was great seeing everyone again!

From My Friend, Ed, of NC - 10/27/12 - "True Friends":

  Thanks so much, Ed! Nice thought!

BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET PATTERNS: - Spider Slippers - "Halloween is a chilly time of year and nearly perfect for donning cozy slippers! These spider slippers are fun and easy. Crochet this simple slipper pattern for harvest time and enjoy keeping your feet toastie warm. The entire family will want a pair of spooky sweet spider slippers...they are so much fun for Halloween. This slipper pattern fits a size 6 ½ to 7 woman's shoe." -  Priscilla Hewitt's Pumpkin Towel Ring - "If you're looking for a cute decorating idea for the holiday season then you'll love this Pumpkin Towel Ring. Thanksgiving crochet patterns like this are great to have out during these joyous times. There is a face on one side and it's plain on the other side so you can choose which to display." - Twisted Halloween Hat - "This Twisted Halloween Hat is the perfect thing to wear on Halloween night. It will keep your ears warm as you trick-or-treat with your kids up and down the block. This is an intermediate crochet pattern that is made from bottom to top."

BONUS PETRIFYING HALLOWEEN SNACK RECIPES: - Ghoulish Glazed Meatballs - "A slow cooker is the trick to easily making our Ghoulish Glazed Meatballs. And the treat here is the special saucy flavor these get from chili sauce and grape jelly." - Bloody Witch's Fingers - "Treat your tricksters to some really good finger food! Our Bloody Witch’s Fingers are the best darn party-pleasing chicken fingers ever. Dripping with a BBQ dip, every bite is bloody delicious!" - Pumpkin Cheese Ball - "Your Halloween party is sure to shape up to be the talk of the neighborhood when you serve our adorable Pumpkin Cheese Ball to your ghoulish guests. This pumpkin-shaped party appetizer will have everyone wanting to "haunt" you down for your recipe."

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#19 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!  

Star Wars Cast

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#2 in a Series of 22)":  


     AWWWWW! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!  

Who used the last roll of toilet paper again??


From - 10/27/12:

There was a little guy sitting in a bar, drinking his beer, minding his own business when all of a sudden a great big dude came in and -- WHACK!! -- knocked him off the bar stool and onto the floor.

The big dude said, "That was a karate chop from Korea."

The little guy thought, "GEEZ," but he got back up on the stool and started drinking again when all of a sudden -- WHACK!! -- the big dude knocked him down AGAIN and said, "That was a judo chop from Japan."

So the little guy had had enough of this... He got up, brushed himself off and quietly left. The little guy was gone for an hour or so when he returned. Without saying a word, he walked up behind the big dude and -- WHAM!!!" -- knocked the big dude off his stool, knocking him out cold!!!

The little guy looked at the bartender and said, "When he gets up, tell him that's a crowbar from Sears." 

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 10/27/12

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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We'll Meet Again

Written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles in 1939
and sung in the movie of the same name in 1942.

Vera Lynn)
(b. 20 Mar 1917)

We'll meet again,
Don't know where,
Don't know when,
But I know
We'll meet again
Some sunny day.

Keep smiling through
Just like you
Always do
Till the blue skies
Drive the dark clouds
Far away.

"We'll Meet Again" midi courtesy of - 06/06/02

"We'll Meet Again" lyrics courtesy of - 10/27/05

"We'll Meet Again" Image courtesy of - 10/27/05

 Peach Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/05/03

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

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

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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

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

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