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11/06/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Election Day

“Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.

- Sydney J. Harris

(14 Sept 1917 - 08 Dec 1986)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   If you seriously did not know what day today is, you must share with me the location of your cave hideout.....


1. David Newton ('57) of __ via     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/05/12 - "TYPHOON Nation Electronic Newsletter.":

Hi, Carol:

Please ADD NNHS Class of 1957 classmate, DAVID NEWTON to your distribution list.

David served honorably in the United States Marine Corps for three years.

David served honorably in the United States Army, and deployed to Vietnam during the war, and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, and other awards.

David is receiving a copy of this message, and he gave me permission to share his email address with you.

May I nominate him for your pages honoring Soldiers and Marines.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan

   Thank you, Major Madagan - and Welcome Aboard, David! I think I have you added everywhere, David, but with a bit more information - specifically your state of residence, and your date and place of birth, it will be more complete: 

 (This is THE most broken page on the entire site - half of the subscribers from the Class of '58 are missing... )


   Happy Birthday today to Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA;

09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),     Jacob Mansfield of MD;

10 - The United States Marine Corps - 1775, Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57),  David Wittan ('57),    Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND  the late   Steve Pullen ('65) (deceased 22 Apr 2012);

11 -    David Bell ('64) of NJ;

12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!

November 06, 1939 - Sonderaktion Krakau took place.

November 06, 1942 - Carlson's patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign began.

November 06, 1943 - The Soviet Red Army recaptured Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroyed most of the city's ancient buildings.

November 06, 2001 - In London, the "Lest We Forget" exhibit opened at the National Memorial Arboretum. Fred Seiker was the creator of the 24 watercolors. Seiker was a prisoner of war that had been forced to build the Burma Railroad, the "railway of death," for the Japanese during World War II. 


Tuesday, November 6, 1962 - Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and called for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.

Tuesday, November 6, 1962 - Host, actor and singer Aznil Nawawi was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


1. NADA.


1. NADA.

From Denise Rynders of WI (I think...) - 11/05/12 - "Carol: Suggestion for your Hanukkah page...":

I came across your page ( while collecting material for a winter holiday guide my youth group is putting together. Several of our young members found your Hanukkah page very helpful and I wanted to send a quick thanks your way!

The kids suggested I pass along another great article we found on the Hanukkah and the Menorah,

We thought it would make a good addition to your page and I know the students would be thrilled to see their recommendation up there! Please let me know what you think, thank you! :)

Denise Rynders

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much for your help, Denise! I just read the article and was amazed at its thoroughness. I will definitely be using it on our First Day of Hanukkah (12/09/12) Newsletter, and crediting your terrific students with the find. Best wishes with your holiday guide and activities!

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 11/05/12, 7:48 AM - "HOUSE CONCERT - Sat Nov 10th - a Powerhouse Line up":

So Much Talent - You have to come early and stay later.... the ZList songwriters are one of our best ever! Money Back Guarantee!

Molly Hunt - From American Idol
The Kennedy's - From Vancouver - They will have you seeing DOUBLE....these girls tore it up last time at our house!
The Deleary Sisters - no sibling rivalry here as the harmonies are incredible.... their YOUTUBE video is set at the top of my iPhone playlist
Jodi James....pure southern vocalist.... I had her 18 minute video when she played at the New York Cafe...on repeat-repeat-repeat!

The featured guys have so many #1 they do not have enough time to play them all.....including Mark D. Sanders' "I Hope You Dance" regarded by many as one of the top 10 songs of all time....
Mark D. Sanders has FOUR TRIPLE PLAY AWARDS...meaning 3 - #1's in one year....including 5 - #1's alone in 1995

"One More Day" by Diamond Rio...... "10,000 Angels" by Steven Dale Jones

AND... Jamie Floyd will be here to sing her new song from the new TV hit show "Nashville".

WOWZERONI! Thank you, Terry!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/04/12 - "Kids in Church - tongue in cheek!":

3-year-old Reese :
'Our Father, Who does art in heaven, Harold is His name. Amen.'

A little boy was overheard praying:
'Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it. I'm having a real good time like I am.'


After the christening of his baby brother in church, Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car. His father asked him three times what was wrong.

Finally, the boy replied, 'That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, and I wanted to stay with you guys.'


One particular four-year-old prayed, 'And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.'


A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they were on the way to church service, 'And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?'

One bright little girl replied, 'Because people are sleeping.'


A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.

'If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, 'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.' '

Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, ' Ryan, you be Jesus!'


A father was at the beach with his children when the four-year-old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore where a seagull lay dead in the sand.

'Daddy, what happened to him?' the son asked.

'He died and went to Heaven,' the dad replied.

The boy thought a moment and then said, 'Did God throw him back down?'


A wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said, 'Would you like to say the blessing?'

'I wouldn't know what to say,' the girl replied.

'Just say what you hear Mommy say,' the wife answered.

The daughter bowed her head and said, 'Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?'


   Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/03/12, 6:34 PM AND   From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/04/12, 3:45 PM - "Getting ready for Thanksgiving":


     WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/04/12 - "HILARIOUS!!":

I don't care if you are old or young you have to watch this guy.
He is a Christian comedian, too funny not to watch !!!

   MORE WILD GIGGLES! Thanks again, Sarah Sugah!

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 11/06/12, 11:29 AM - "Tune in on Wednesday Morning - Nashville Connection - This week - Songwriter - Steven Dale Jones":

Tune in tomorrow morning Wed., November 7th  at 8:00 AM Central (or 9:00 AM Eastern) time for Steven Dale Jones

Grammy nominated and Dove Award winning songwriter, Steven Dale Jones is best known for his hits "One More Day", recorded by Diamond Rio, "He Gets That From Me", recorded by Reba McEntire, "That's A Man", recorded by Jack Ingram, "10,000 Angels", recorded by Mindy McCready, "Little Things", recorded by Tanya Tucker, "She Wants To Be Wanted", recorded by Ty Herndon, "I Know How The River Feels", recorded by Diamond Rio and "Better Day", recorded by the Gaither Vocal Band.

He has been awarded 8 ASCAP awards including a pop award for the cross over hit "One More Day", had over 150 songs recorded selling 30 million records and has co-authored a book.

Steven has performed for many years at venues such as; Sundance, The Bitter End in New York City, The Ovation Theater in Las Vegas, and The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.  He had two songs included in the BMG compilation  "Names Behind The Artist" cd and has also had a song included in the Miramax film "Happy Texas".

Alabama, John Legend, George Strait, John Waite, Trace Adkins, Josh Turner, Love and Theft, Kenny Rogers, Pam Tillis, Cassandra Wilson, Moe., Randy Travis, Point Of Grace, Lee Greenwood, Jo Dee Messina, Chely Wright, Darryl Worley, Billy Dean, Dobie Gray, Stephen Bishop, Englebert Humperdink, Shenandoah, Sammy Kershaw, Linda Davis, John Michael Montgomery, Eddy Arnold, Steve Holy, and others have recorded Steven's songs.

Steven grew up in and around the Muscle Shoals, Alabama music scene and was first signed to Fame Publishing by legendary producer, Rick Hall, after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Finance.

visit website here

listen here

   MORE WOWZERONI! Thank you again, Terry!

         From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/04/12 - "Without a single word... 'Please wear your seat belt' ":

Only takes a minute - WATCH

Without a doubt, one of the most effective “public safety” commercials I have ever seen. I can see why they would have described this as a “beautiful” commercial. This will be a “keeper” Respect life (wear your seatbelt); the life you save may be your own.

This is the new "wear your seatbelt" ad the UK is doing - started by some dude not hired to do it, but because the cause is important to him, he came up with this idea, and now it's being hailed across the world as a "beautiful" commercial.

...And now the video has become so popular with the general public that people are forwarding it to friends/family on their own so quickly that it has spread all over the world in a very short time. Check out this remarkable ad:

     Thank you, Haul Party!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/04/12 - "Sunday TEXT MIX":

Got It Too Easy!

When I was a kid adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up.

What with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning uphill both ways through year 'round blizzards carrying their younger siblings on their backs to their one-room schoolhouse where they maintained a straight-A average despite their full-time after-school job at the local textile mill where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from starving to death!

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up there was no way I was going to lay that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!


Now that I've reached the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.

You've got it so easy!

I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a Utopia!

And I hate to say it but you kids today don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves!

And there was no email or texting! We had to actually write somebody a letter, with a pen! And then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

And there were no MP3s! If you wanted to steal music, you had to go to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or, we had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up!

You want to hear about hardship?

We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was, it could be your boss, your mom, a collections agent, you didn't know!!!

You just had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

And we didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation videogames with high-resolution 3-D graphics!

We had the Atari 2600! With games like "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids"! Your guy was a little square! You had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever!

And you could never win, the game just kept getting harder and faster until you died!

Just like LIFE!

When you went to the movie theater, there was no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy sat in front of you, you watched his hairstyle!

And sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 20 channels and there was no onscreen menu! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!

And there was no Cartoon Network! You could only get cartoons on Saturday morning... D'ya hear what I'm saying!?!

We had to wait ALL WEEK!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy.

You're spoiled!

You guys wouldn't last five minutes back in 1984!

~30ish Author Unknown~



...the new policy on sexual harassment included a photo of me.

...the Security guard made a complete inventory of my work area. assistant began responding to my memos with, "Yeah, whatever."

...I got a "It's for you loser" wav receiving e-mail, & not a chime. new Pentium was replaced with an 386sx-16 last weekend.

...the Human Resources Dept requested an update of my arrest record.

...the Boss asked if I still had a copy of my 5 year contract.

...I noticed co-workers measuring my office when I arrived at work. parking spot was relocated next to the dumpster. secretary sez things like "Get the phone, my nails aren't dry."

...three people began helping me write a "desk manual" for my job.

...the LAN suddenly began backing-up my computer every 10 minutes.

...a large paper recycling box was placed next to my file cabinets.

...the receptionist began saying "Who ???" to anyone calling on me.


Bizarre News

*-- Firefighters arrive to find fireplace DVD --*

JONKOPING, Sweden - Swedish firefighters said they responded to a report of flames seen through an apartment's window only to discover it was a DVD of a fireplace. Jonkoping firefighters said they were called Wednesday by workers at a senior care home who spotted flames through the window of a nearby apartment building, Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday. "We quickly realized that it was one of those DVDs of a fireplace," firefighter Jerker Sturedahl said. Emergency responders said the TV screen fire video was quite relaxing. "We even stayed and watched the fire for a while afterward," police officer Goran Gunnarson said.



Insufficient facts always invites danger.

~Mr. Spock, first officer of the Star Ship Enterprise~


Sometimes We Need To Fall Apart

We don't always have to be strong.

Sometimes our strength is expressed in being vulnerable.

Sometimes we need to fall apart to regroup and stay on track.

We all have days when we cannot push any harder, cannot hold back self-doubt, cannot stop focusing on fear, cannot be strong.

There are days when we cannot focus on being responsible. Sometimes we cry in front of people. We expose our tiredness, irritability, or anger. Those days are okay.

Part of taking care of ourselves means we give ourselves permission to "fall apart" when we need to. We do not need to be perpetual towers of strength.

We ARE strong.

We have proven that our strength will continue if we allow us the courage to feel scared, weak, and vulnerable when we need to experience those feelings.

Today, help me to know that it is okay to allow myself to be human.

Help me not to feel guilty or punish myself when I need to "fall apart."

~Author unknown~


A good repeat.

You Are NOT Too Small

You are not too small to be effective. Just ask a mosquito in a dark room.


   Thanks so much, Shari!

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  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#11 in a Series of 22)":



     AWWWWW! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!  

 This ISN'T in my job description!!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/24/12, 12:32 PM - "More Really Cool Ideas (#3 in a Series of 18)":

Some of these are really great ideas.
Had 2 Share

     WOWZERS! Thanks, Ruthie!  



From - 11/05/12:

"Knock knock."

"Who's there?"

"Oddley hee."

"Oddley hee who?"

"I didn't know you could yodel!"


1. Thursday, December 6, 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 10/30/12

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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Happy Days Are Here Again

- Music and Lyrics by J. Yellen and M. Ager

So long sad times
Go long bad times
We are rid of you at last

Howdy gay times
Cloudy gray times
You are now a thing of the past

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again

Altogether shout it now
There's no one
Who can doubt it now
So let's tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again

Your cares and troubles are gone
There'll be no more from now on
From now on ...

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So, Let's sing a song of cheer again

Happy times
Happy nights
Happy days
Are here again!

"Happy Days Are Here Again" midi and lyrics courtesy of
at the brilliant suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/05/05
and extracted with the kind assistance of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS - '97) of IL - 11/07/05
Thanks, Dave and Nathaniel!

Election Day clip art courtesy of - 11/07/05

 Election Day Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/07/05

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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!

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

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

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

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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