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05/02/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Yom HaShoah
(Holocaust Remembrance Day)

“Let it be an act of remembrance, for that is what the victims wanted:
to be remembered, at least to be remembered.

- Elie Wiesel
(b. 30 Sept 1928)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is the second time we have observed this day here:

BONUS - - Wyoming Park Theater Company (MI) Presents... "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" - A Montage, 2007 ( and


   Take time today to remember those millions of worlds which ended.....


   Happy Birthday today to     Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND      My Second Granddaughter, Rachel Harty of IL!

      Rachel, how did you get to be twelve years old already?!?

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
04  - Wanda Hodge Underwood ('57);
05 - Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of AL;
06 - Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57);
07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);
09 -
  Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!  

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 04/29/08 - "WORLD WAR 2 PICTURES..........":

Not just Jews but Christians, ....too sad.

These photos were taken in Germany by James Emison Chanslor, an Army Master Sergeant who served in World War II from 1942 until 1945.
Source: Photos courtesy of John Michael Chanslor

It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

 He did this because he said in words to this effect: 'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the track of history some b *stard will get up and say that this never happened.'

'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.'
- Edmund Burke

This week, the UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offended' the Muslim population
which claims it never occurred.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The above sentence is not really correct, but it does nothing to negate the reality
of the horror of these images, or the fact that there are those who make such obscene claims:

This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving in to it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

This ..... is ..... in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian peoples looking the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,'
it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

.....remember, because we cannot let it ever happen again.

Thanks To ALL Who Served And Are Serving..
Please Pray For Our Troops And Leaders.


God Bless America. Land That I love.

   Thank you so much, Norris! This arrived at a very timely moment.

      From Me ('65) of NC - 04/25/06 (sic):

   On a personal note,  ..... I have every reason to believe that as the Regimental Surgeon for the 116th Infantry of the 29th Division,       my daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) was present at the liberation of at least one of the infamous Nazi concentration camps.  He would never actually admit it, but he was in the right place at the right time, and it would stand to reason that he should have been there.  Moreover, on more than one occasion he related in great detail a delousing scene of woman prisoners (he called them "refugees") which I later viewed in a documentary exactly as he had described.  Most telling to me, however, was the way he never missed an opportunity to show me, a young child, very graphic images of the camps as they appeared in magazines and on television.  Considering the great care he had taken to protect me from other evils of the world, his heroic efforts that I should never forget speak volumes to me, even today.

   Thank you, Daddy.

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 05/01/08 - "From Chelsea Cook - Please Support Me & the NFB (National Federation of the Blind)":

For new VA-O and other GWRRA members and all my friends, Chelsea is a VA-O Honorary Member.  In 2003, Joe, Ed Harrah and Don Smith and I met her and her dad, Mark Cook, a NN Policeman, at the Denbigh Day Parade when she was 11. She came over and wanted to "see" the motorcycles, and Joe put her on his bike and then put on my helmet and she thought this was great.  For several years she has attended our meetings selling Girl Scout Cookies and/or items for her school.  The following year she was able to ride in the Smithfield Christmas Parade with Joe and Mark, and I walked holding the VA-O Sign.  After lunch that day, she also rode all the way back home to Newport News with Joe. After that she fell in LOVE with our bikes and told her dad that afternoon that when she married, her husband would have to own a GOLDWING!

Chelsea in now 16 and attending The Aviation Academy which works with Denbigh High School students. (For ones who are not familiar with this school, the Academy is a specialized four-year program to prepare highly motivated and successful high school students for a rewarding and well paying career in engineering technology with an emphasis on aviation and computers.  The standards are high at the Aviation Academy, and every effort is made to provide a caring, disciplined environment where students are given the opportunity to excel and reach their goal with minimal classroom disruptions. The technology courses provide challenging subject material to enhance students' reading, writing, science and math skills.  Leo and Margaret Smith's oldest son, Cory, also attended this academy and now works for Lockheed-Martin in Texas.)  Chelsea said she is studying physics and computer technology.

I just called to get the latest info on her, and she was home and wanted to know when VA-O was going to start our annual Ice Cream Rides!  I told her they start next Tuesday, 6 May, so hopefully we will be seeing her and Mark, or they might even let mother, Jac-ee, join them!  When I know Chelsea can go, I ride with another rider or in the car with her parents so she can ride the bike with Joe.  She once told me it was like "flying like a bird" to her or being "on the front of the Titanic" like in the movie!

If you can help her, this would be wonderful.  Thanks for your support to a very special young lady who has never allowed her blindness to be a disability.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:26 PM

A message from Chelsea Cook -

Dear Family and Friends:

I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Imagination Fund. In order to participate in this event which will take place during our national convention in Dallas, Texas this coming July, I pledged to raise a minimum of $250. I would like to raise $500.

I don't like asking for money, but the work of the NFB that is funded by this event will benefit so many blind children, youth, and others that I simply cannot let my fear stand in the way of making this sincere request for your financial support. For information about this volunteer fund raiser and the programs of the NFB, you can visit

You can make your tax-deductible donation towards my goal online using the link below. If you would prefer, you can send your contribution to the address listed below.

I know you will be as generous as you can. Whatever you can give will help. $5, $10, $20, $30, or more - it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

Mail donations to: March for Independence, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. Make all checks payable to: National Federation of the Blind. Be sure to reference my name, state (VA), & team (Chelsea Unlimited). Whatever you can give - it all adds up!

I greatly appreciate your support, and will keep you posted on my progress.

Thanks for your support,
Chelsea Cook

Click here to visit my personal page.
If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:

Click here to view the team page for Chelsea Unlimited:
If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:

   Thank you, Karrin! We certainly wish Chelsea much success with her fund-raising in this worthy cause - as in all her endeavors!

  From Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA - 05/01/08:

Thanks Carol.  I appreciate your adding me to the mailing list. 
Also, can't believe that on the 21st of this month I'll be entering a new decade.  I wasn't too concerned about the 50's but not so sure yet about 60.  Sounds pretty scary (ha ha). 
Thanks for all the work you do.
Faye (Merritt) Houk

    Hmmm - yes. well, think positively and take good care of yourself, Faye..... And thanks for sending your birthday along! I've added you to our Birthday Page:  

   Then I realized that I had neglected to add you and    Linda (Daniel Pape - '70 - of VA) to the contact pages for your classes, so I did that, too (sans email addies, of course):

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"; update of update of 04/24/08: "no longer taking daily abdominal injections for blood clot that developed a few weeks ago; everything is looking pretty good.  The PET scan will be in the next few weeks.  We are expecting good results."

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE ABOVE

3. My Friend Judy of IL -  shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08

4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

5.      Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

6. Emily (daughter of        My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

7. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08; update of 03/22/08: recovering nicely

8. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08;  update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

9. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"

10. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA - recovering from surgery on her ankle; update of 04/05/08: "has had a cast reapplied and then replaced in the past 2 weeks, and will have to have the pin in her ankle replaced on April 22nd.  She is in good spirits and gets around on a little scooter.  She can't use crutches because of back surgery fairly recently.  She has a lot of pain and discomfort with that, too"; update of 04/14/08: "doing better and sounded great (on 04/12)"; update of 04/24/08 - "did pretty well on her surgery Tuesday to replace that pin in her ankle.  She will be going with (the Allens) to OBX this weekend to celebrate";

11. Jesse Kersey ('58) of VA: update of 04/14/08 - "remains hospitalized, continues to undergo tests, and doctors suspect the problem may be thyroid related"; update of 04/18/08 - SEE 04/18/08; update of 04/29/08 - home now..... will be attending his 50-Year Reunion and    Bucky Keller's Hall of Fame Induction

12. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain; update of 03/13/08: "better, but still a bit away from 'good'"; update of 04/25/08: SEE 04/26/08

13.       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08

14. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!

15. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

16. All of Us


1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958: - 03/18/08

2. Sunday, May 18, 2008 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

The Athletic Hall of Fame of the Virginia Peninsula Is Inducting    Bucky Keller ('58), 6:30PM at the Hampton Coliseum:
Saturday, June 7, 2008 -

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:  - 03/26/08

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/31/08 - "Don't do this" (#20 in a Series of 23):

I hope you get all the pictures!!!  Also notice that most all the pictures have men in them!!  And they say women are dumb!!!  These guys don't even have the "blonde" excuse.
 Joyce Cahoon

These are very good examples of things that we should NOT do at home, work, or any where else for that matter.

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Joyce!

Always follow traffic signs.

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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- John Williams for Schindler's List (1993)
(b. 08 Feb 1932)

"Remembrances" midi courtesy of - 04/29/08

Fiery Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

 Image of Yellow Roses courtesy of - 04/29/08

HaShoah clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 04/25/06

Barbed Wire Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/30/08

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

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

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

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

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

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