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09/15/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Shine On, Harvest Moon

“Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers."

- Carl Sandburg, Under the Harvest Moon
(6 Jan 1878 - 22 July 1967)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This Newsletter first appeared four years ago this month:

   I was relatively certain I had used it once or twice in between then and now, but I cannot seem to prove that..... But this year's Harvest Moon will be tonight.

BONUS #1 - - Shine On, Harvest Moon -  The Boswell Sisters (and the Dorsey Brothers), August 1931

BONUS #2 - - Shine On, Harvest Moon - Laurel and Hardy - The Flying Deuces, 1939

BONUS #3 - - Shine On, Harvest Moon - Nat King Cole, August 1957

BONUS #4 - - Shine On, Harvest Moon - Teresa Brewer, 1960 (no video)

BONUS #5 - - Shine On, Harvest Moon - Leon Redbone


The NNHS Class of 1963
is planning its 45-Year Reunion on
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008.

Please provide your current email and mailing address to Barbara Fritsche Barnes at 
to receive YOUR reunion registration info. The reunion committee has prepared a reunion registration brochure,
which we hope to have available here for you soon.

We’re Going Back!!!! 

The NNHS Class of 1963 invites all former NNHS students and their guests to join them
at an upcoming class reunion event:

A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym!!! 

What:  Sock Hop with DJ in the Newport News High School Gymnasium 
When:  Friday night, October 17th, 2008 
Time:  7:00pm - 10:00pm 
Cost:  $15 per person

Event Details 


Capacity is Limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  No sales at door.

Names of all members in your party must be provided with payment. 

Send check or money order payable to: Barbara Barnes, 4891 Parthenon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA  23462 


  • All participants must travel to/from NNHS via shuttle bus from Newport News Omni Hotel
    and sign a release of liability form enroute to the event.

  • Shuttle bus will depart every half hour from The Newport News Omni Hotel, 1000 Omni Boulevard
    (off  Diligence/J. Clyde Morris Boulevard) starting at 6:30 PM. 
    Last bus will depart the school enroute to The Omni at 10:30 PM.

  • Hand stamps issued on shuttle bus will be required for entry.

Socks only, (no shoes of any kind or bare feet) will be permitted in the gymnasium.  

Soft drinks & snacks will be sold at the event. 
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things never change).



All events of the 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1968 are open to everyone.
It will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008.
For further information, call Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally at (757) 874-1666 or e-mail her at   


Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us
will be held Saturday, September 27, 2008, 2:00 P.M. at the Canepa Cottage, 760 North 1st Street, Buckroe Beach, VA.


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND  Mr. John Huller ('43) of FL AND   Brian Cooper of SC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 -     Mr. George McIntosh (NNHS Principal) - 1914 - (deceased - 05/04/05)  AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND   Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA;

18 - Bobby Bell ('57) AND       Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL AND The United States Air Force - 1947;

20 - Barry Stutt ('57);

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to One and All!

  From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 09/15/08 - "Happy Birthday!":

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my youngest son, Brian.  He will be 25 on Tuesday, September 16th!

Kathy Cooper

   Thanks, Kathy - and Happy Birthday, Brian!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/14/08 - "Loved this....":

Loved this.

This is wonderful!

Live life large!

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born.

A Death Certificate shows that we died.

Pictures show that we lived!

Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.

I Believe...

That just because two people argue, doesn't mean they don't love each other. 

And just because they don't argue, doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I Believe...
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I Believe... 
That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe... 
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe...
That my best friend and I can do anything, or nothing, and have the best time.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you When you're down, will be the ones
to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,  
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had, 
and what you've learned from them.....and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe...
That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, 
but we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think you have no more to give, if 
a friend cries out to will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I Believe...
That you should send this to all of the people that you believe in. I just did.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; 
They just make the most of everything.

Thank you God for all the wonderful people who help us throughout the journey of life..

 May Angels guard you and guide you.

   Thanks, Joyce!

From http://www.triplecrownnewsletters - 09/14/08 - "7 Foods To Avoid To Stay Young":

7 Foods To Avoid To Stay Young

- Siew Yin Gark

What has food got to do with youth? Why are we talking about diets? Because you're what you eat. Because beauty and youth are the natural reflection of health and well-being, and health is so much related to what we eat. Look. No matter how good we can control our temper, attitude and mindset, we definitely need to eat correctly to stay healthy. No doubt or argument on that.

For most of us, eating is one of the most satisfying things we do in our everyday lives. It is a major source of pleasure. Instead eating has often become one of our favorite hobbies. So, we'll definitely need to learn how to eat right to stay healthy and young.

Below are some everyday foods to avoid that can cause damage to our health when taken in excess. I’ll be using the word healthy instead of young in most instances.

1.Dairy Products

Taking in too much of them may lead to heart problems. Dairy products are mucous forming and difficult to digest. If they are eaten, a better choice would be to accompany them with salad. Watch your consumption.

2.Processed Food

Taking too much processed and preserved food is detrimental to our health. Firstly, they contain hidden sugar, extra salt, flavor enhancer, food conditioner and other additives that contribute to health problems. Secondly, harmful preservatives are added to make the food “fresh” longer. Thirdly, it has no nutritional value even they were good food prior to canning as processing has taken most of the nutrients out of nutrient-rich foods!

3. Genetically Modified Food (GMO)

Genetic engineering is a radical new technology that breaks down fundamental genetic barriers not only between species, but also between humans, animals and plants in an unnatural way. One good reason to be concerned is that these laboratory-created foods do not have good safety track record for human consumption. However, they are allowed to be sold unlabelled in the conventional supermarket, there is no way to tell specifically which potatoes, soy, corn or tomatoes, etc have actually been genetically modified. The only way to avoid these GMO foods is to eat and buy organic food if possible. If you plan to grow and produce your own food, buy only organic seeds!

4. Refined Food

White flour, white rice and white sugar are all refined foods. They are made by stripping the grains and canes of all natural nutrients available: fiber, vitamins and minerals to give them a pretty clean and white color. They become depleted, processed “dead” food that often contributes to constipation and other digestive and health problems. Because they are stripped off virtually all nutrients, most refined foods are required to be enriched and fortified with synthetic vitamins and minerals. But bear in mind that our body cannot process chemical nutrients.

5. Hydrogenated/ Partially-Hydrogenated

Hydrogenation is the process of artificially converting naturally liquid oil (vegetable oil) into solid form at room temperature as in margarine, nut butters, biscuits, cookies and powder beverages, etc. Harmful trans-fatty acids are created from this hydrogenation process, and they cause blood clot, heart problem, cancer and other degenerative disease. Read the labels and avoid anything hydrogenated. And don’t be fooled by the label reading “partially-hydrogenated oil”, partially-hydrogenated oil is worst than totally hydrogenated oil!

6. Microwaved Food

According to a research paper published by Dr. Hans Ulrich Hertel and a Lausanne University professor, food cooked in microwave ovens could pose a greater risk to health than food cooked by conventional means. A microwave oven decays and changes the molecular structure of the food by the process of radiation. Microwave cooking creates cancer causing agents and causes significant decrease in food nutritive value.

7. Meat

Eating meat in itself is unhealthy. The study of human digestive system has shown that that it is not designed for eating meat from the beginning. Certain meats, such as beef, take some 72 hours to digest completely. Therefore, if you eat meat at every meal, you would still be digesting the food you had for breakfast the other day while you are again consuming another round of it.

A vegetarian diet is good as it eliminates the problem of indigestion due to improper food-combining that often leads to fermentation and decaying of food in the stomach. More importantly, the nutrients needed to rejuvenate and replenish our cells are destroyed in the decaying and fermenting process, often in the case of meat-eater. This is one of the reasons why so many people nowadays actually look older than they are, as this dietary cycle will eventually leads to premature aging and illness.

If you want to stay young and live a healthy life, minimize your intake of the above food - dairy products, processed, refined, microwaved and GM food, hydrogenated oil and meat. Substitute meat with healthier alternatives like tofu. Make vegetables your daily affair. Let meat be the garnishing, and not the main course! Give preference to fresh ripe fruits, vegetable, nuts and seeds for health and youth!

* MLA Style Citation:
Yin Gark, Siew "7 Foods To Avoid To Stay Young." 7 Foods To Avoid To Stay Young. 8 Jun. 2007. 11 Sep 2008 .

From My Friend, Kay, of MI - 09/13/08 - "The Obedient Wife":

The Obedient Wife

There was a man who had worked all his life, had saved all of his money and was a real miser when it came to his money. Just before he died, he said to his wife....'When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the after life with me.'

And so he got his wife to promise him, with all of her heart, that when he died, she would put all of the money into the casket with him.

Well, he died.

He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there - dressed in black, and her friend was sitting next to her. When they finished the ceremony, and just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, 'Wait just a moment!'

She had a small metal box with her; she came over with the box and put it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket and rolled it away.

So her friend said, 'Girl, I know you were not foolish enough to put all that money in there with your husband.'

The loyal wife replied, 'Listen, I'm a Christian; I cannot go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put that money into the casket with him.'

"You mean to tell me you put that money in the casket with him!?!?!?'

'I sure did,' said the wife. 'I got it all together, put it into my account, and wrote him a check.... If he can cash it, then he can spend it.'

Thanks, Kay!

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/15/08

   Hopefully, this will help address the problem in a number of ways. Just don't forget to click on it each time!

NNHS BLOG: - updated 09/15/08


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968 - OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS: - 03/31/08

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:

2. Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us


4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND ALL TYPHOONS ON FRIDAY NIGHT (if pre-registered):  - 08/29/08

   Y'all take good 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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Shine On, Harvest Moon

Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Music by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth, 1908

The night was mighty dark so you could hardly see
For the moon refused to shine.
Couple sittin' underneath the willow tree, For love they pined.
Little maid was kinda 'fraid of darkness
So she said, "I guess I'll go."
Boy began to sigh, looked up at the sky.
Told the moon his little tale of woe.

Shine on, shine on harvest moon up in the sky.
I ain't had no lovin' since January, February, June or July.
Snowtime ain't no time to stay outdoors and spoon.
So shine on, shine on harvest moon, for me and my gal.

I can't see why a boy should cry when by his side
Is the girl he loves so true.
All he has to say is "won't you be my bride, For I love you."
But why should I be telling you this secret,
When I know, that you can guess.
Harvest moon will smile, shine on all the while,
If the little girl should answer yes!

Shine on, shine on harvest moon up in the sky.
I ain't had no lovin' since January, February, June or July.
Snowtime ain't no time to stay outdoors and spoon.
So shine on, shine on harvest moon, for me and my gal.

"Shine On, Harvest Moon" midi and lyrics courtesy of
and with the assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 09/20/04

Full Moon clip art courtesy of - 09/20/04

Gold streaked blue divider line clip art courtesy of - 09/14/04

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

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

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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

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