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10/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
George Westinghouse's 162nd Birthday

“If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something
to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied. ”

- George Westinghouse
(06 Oct 1846 - 12 Mar 1914)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I had intended for today's celebrity birthday celebration to open with the words, "You can be sure... if it's Westinghouse" playing for you.  But when even our Wizard of Wonderment,        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, was unable to locate such a WAV file for us to attach, we had both invested way too much time and effort into the rest of the Newsletter to abandon it because of such a detail.  Besides, you're certain to hear it in one of the many bonuses we've located for you.

BONUS -  - Westinghouse 1904 -- Night Dance - great history lesson!


BONUS -  - Westinghouse Commercial with Betty Furness, May 18, 1953

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/05/08 - "Westinghouse's Birthday":

Still looking for a WAV file.

In the meantime, here are some way cool videos:

   Thank you so much, Captain!



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

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!!! 

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

What:  A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School!!!
Where: Huntington Hall (former Newport News High School)
3100 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA
(Entry through right front door only)
When: Friday night, October 17, 2008   Time:  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:  $15 per person

TICKETS.  Capacity is Limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  Send check or money order payable to: Barbara Barnes, 4891 Parthenon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA  23462
Contact: or 495-2022. Include signed/dated release of liability form.
Event parking in lot at 29th & 30th Street (Between Huntington Avenue/Warwick Boulevard)

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).




   Happy Birthday today to   Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Dale Parsons ('69) of HA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

08 -           Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA;

09 -   Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA;

11 -   Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND        Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;

12 - Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;

13 -
The United States Navy - 1775 AND Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND    Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND          My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1. Unbelievable treasures from      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;

2. A plethora of new images from        Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA - still not done, but I am almost finished (I think...)!

   Thank you, Ladies!

3. About 30 images from the NNHS Tour with the Class of 1968 PLUS another 30 or so from Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us from
  Me ('65) of NC!

From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 10/03/08:

Thanks, Carol (for putting my name on the Prayer Roll). I've begun to accept my limitations and will need all the prayers I can get.
Take care and thanks for being my friend even though you are so far away.

   Thank you, dear Judy!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/03/08 - "VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Interesting Catholic commercial":

I hope all of you will go to this site and see what the Catholics have done to encourage their 67 million people on election day.. They don't tell them how to vote, but they sure do get their message across.

   Oh, WOW!  What a beautiful video - and such great images! Thank you for sharing this important reminder with us, Norris; I'll admit it brought me to tears! Do not miss this opportunity to vote your conscience. That right and privilege was too dearly bought for you to be ignored.

   And if perchance you - or your children or grandchildren - have not registered to vote, you have until the end of this week!

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 10/03/08:

Nick Reynolds, one of the original founders of the Kingston Trio, passed away yesterday in San Diego. Best noted for the songs "Tom Dooley",  "Tijuana Jail", " Where Have All the Flowers Gone", and many, many more familiar folk tunes back in the 50's and 60's, he was the last surviving original member of the group.

George Grove from Hampton has played with the Trio for a number of years now. George used to play down at Strawberry Banks back in the 80's.

Just thought you would like to post this in your newsletter.

   Oh, NO! Thank you, F.A., I had not heard this! I did find these accounts, though:

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/03/08 - "Aging Gracefully":


Please thank
    Jerry (Blanchard - '62 - of VA) for "Aging Gracefully".  Living in an area where the average age seems to be 99, I've seen some things that make me think these are more true than not.  You have to be on your toes to drive here and never expect the following:

* Driver exiting a parking lot to stop at the sign (even when the road you are on has a 55 mph speed limit)

* Car that looks like it has no driver pulls into left turn lane to turn left. (no, that is not their road, and pulls back into the 55mph traffic at 20 mph)

* Car wanting to make a left turn waiting for both ways to be clear ("If I pull in front of the 3 lanes of traffic from the right, they will stop and then I just have to wait for the other 3 lanes to clear")

* Headless car puts on right turn signal, pulls into right turn lane and turns right ("No, I need to go left" ) - NO, LEFT - across same 6 lanes of traffic. 

Well, you get the idea and at least one of these has happened to me at least once every week.  Thank goodness for Nice and Easy!!


   YOWZERONI and WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Ruthie!

  From Steve Pullen ('65) of VA - 10/02/08:

Can't find the website - is it down?


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/05/08:

Carol, I am not real good with a computer. I met a customer at my business yesterday that is LDS and invited her to meet you via your personal website but it wouldn’t open??? Is it down?

Bill “66”.

   Hmmm. BOTH sites, you say?!? I did not know that.  But let me just say that it's not my fault.  It must be the servers.  It's never my fault.  The only way that could ever be my fault is if I didn't renew the $150.00 site fee for the NNHS65 site (my personal site is free) every year (which I always do).  I don't know what happened, but I had nothing to do with it, absolutely nothing.  I did not do anything wrong.  I conducted myself faultlessly and flawlessly.  I was like the Romper Room Do-Bee:

   I always do what's right.
   I never do anything wrong.
   I'm a Romper Do-Bee.
   I Do-Bee all day long.

   I was a perfect little angel. I was as pure and unspotted as the new fallen snow.  In fact, I am Practically Perfect in Every Way - just like Pinocchio - oops, I mean    Mary Poppins.

   Well, maybe that's a slight exaggeration.  Maybe.

   Thanks, Gentlemen! I hope that whatever the problems were, they have by now resolved themselves!

  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 10/03/08 - "The Best Day of My Life!":

(We have) sent you this greeting: 

   Thanks so much, Sweetie-Pies!

 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 10/03/08 - " Do you shut down your computer at night?":

I did not know this!

When you go to bed at night and "forget to shut down your computer," I think you ought to know what actually goes on.
It's 2 a.m. And do you know where your icons are and what they are doing?
Click on this the Link below and you will see what happens when you leave the computer on during the night! Be sure your sound is on!

Click Here >>>>

   "Well, tha' 'splains ev'rythin', Luzie!"

   Thanks, Mark!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/03/08 - "Gold-Plated Redneck":

Gold-Plated Redneck
 You're Really...Really A Gold-Plated Redneck When:
 1. You let your 14-year-old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids.
 2. The Blue Book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas is in it.    
 3. You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws.
 4. You think a woman who is "out of your league" just happens to bowl on a different night.
 5. You wonder how service stations keep their rest-rooms so clean.
 6. Someone in your family died right after saying, "Hey, guys, watch this"
 7. You think Dom Perignon is a Mafia leader.
 8. Your wife's hairdo was once ruined by a ceiling fan.
 9. Your junior prom offered day care.
 10. You think the last words of the "Star-spangled Banner" are "Gentlemen, start your engines."
 11. You lit a match in the bathroom and your house exploded right off its wheels.
 12. The Halloween pumpkin still out on your porch has more teeth than your spouse.
 13. You have to go outside to get something from the fridge.
 14. One of your kids was born on a pool table.
 15. You need one more hole punched in your card to get a freebie at the House of Tattoos.
 16. You can't get married to your sweetheart because there's a law against it.
 17. You think loading the dishwasher means getting your wife drunk.

      Thanks, Joyce!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/03/08:

Hi, Carol:
Great photo images of          Specialist Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of GA) USA!!!
It appears he might have dropped a few pounds in Recruit Training.
Army Strong,
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan (57) of FL

   Thanks, Major Madagan! That uniform does seem to be hanging on him!  It's a size too large now, but apparently he didn't really lose any more weight during training; he just built more muscle mass.  And now that he's arrived at OCS in Fort Benning, he is a brand new Sergeant!

   And speaking of Brent.....

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OR - 10/03/08 - "BCT Graduation - Fort Knox ":

What a GREAT ceremony! I thoroughly enjoyed it! .....Since I was at family day SO early yesterday, I decided to get to graduation a little later. I ended up in my seat by 8:35, with graduation starting at 9 am. I was there in plenty of time.....There was a REALLY awesome Military band that played the music. Wonderful! Of course, I was in band all through middle school and high school, so I'm a bit partial to bands, you know! Former band geek here!

The ceremony started with a narrator who told the history of Fort Knox. Next, we stood for the Star Spangled Banner. There was a speaker who talked about what these men have been through the last 9 weeks on their way to becoming the soldiers they are today. They presented awards for the best Drill Sergeant, best PT stud, best overall soldier, and something else (ha!) for both Companies. The 2 best overall soldiers (one from each company) spoke.

The guest speaker was Colonel Paul J Karweik. You know, I was reading in the little program trying to decide what he did, and there's a whole page of his accomplishment, but honestly, I really don't speak army so well. So, let's just say that he's done a lot of GREAT things for our country, and that he gave a very nice speech, and call it good

After all the speakers were finished, the band started playing, and marching around the field. The companies and platoons fell in line behind. As the men passed the bleachers, we were supposed to stand. They circled around the field, then marched off.

Once they were all gone, the audience was released, and we hurried down the field to find our soldiers.

9:32 AM
Friday, October 3, 2008 - Fort Knox, KY

Of course,          Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of GA) found me first - hehehe. Dang! I tried, but they still all look the same to me! My new white coat stands out pretty well!

We got about 20 minutes with our men to say our goodbyes. And guess what? I wasn't sad and teary! I knew that he had his phone, and that he'd call me from the bus. I was just happy to see him for 20 minutes, to get a few more pictures, and to get some more kisses! Isn't he cute!  
9:51 AM - Brent 9:51 AM - Kissy-Face! 9:59 AM - Brent and Bethany
Friday, October 3, 2008 - Fort Knox, KY

At about 5 minutes before time to go, we headed back over to where they were getting into formation.

Here he is with his men. He was all smiles! Today was a good day for him! I'm SO proud, sweetheart!!!

..... I can do this!!!! Good think BCT only comes once :) That was hard :) But, we were "Army Strong", and we got through it!

Thanks to everyone for your letters, notes, prayers, and good thoughts! You guys really helped us through!

 10:01 AM  10:06 AM
Friday, October 3, 2008 - Fort Knox, KY

   Thank you so much, Sweet Bethany! Having spoken to you both within the last couple of days, I must say how delighted I am to hear the obvious love in your voices as you spoke of each other! After twelve years of marriage and five children together, that alone is a wonderful accomplishment, and speaks very highly of both of you!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/03/08 - "Eye Catcher":

A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table.  He has been checking 
her out since he sat down but lacks the nerve to talk to her.
Suddenly she sneezes and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket toward the man.  He reflexively reaches out, grabs 
it out of the air and hands it back to her.
"Oh my, I'm so sorry," the woman says as she  pops her eye back in place.
"Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you," she says.
They enjoy a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they go to the theatre followed by drinks.
They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams and he shares his.  She listens.
After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap and stay for breakfast.  
They had a wonderful wonderful time!
The next morning she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings.  The guy is amazed.  Everything had been so incredible!
"You know," he said, "you are the perfect woman.  Are you this nice to every guy you meet?"
"No," she replies............
Wait for it............
It's coming.................. 
The suspense is killing you, isn't it?
She says:
"You just happened to catch my eye."
Oh shut up and just forward it!!! 
 Joyce Cahoon

   Thanks again, Joyce!

      From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/25/08 - "He's Back.. ENJOY! (#6 in a Series of 26):

  Carol ... more pics for the newsletter. Amazing artwork!


   Thanks, Babe! These are amazing!


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/03/08
NNHS BLOG: - updated 10/06/08


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:

     1. Friday, October 17, 2008, 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Reunion Registration - Omni Hotel Lobby - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS

     2. Friday, October 17, 2008, 7:00 - 10:00 PM - A 60s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym! - $15.00 per person - ALL PRE-REGISTERED TYPHOONS

     3. Saturday, October 18, 2008, 10:00 AM - Noon - A Tour of the Old NNHS (now Huntington Hall) - ALL TYPHOONS

     4. Saturday, October 18, 2008, 6:30 PM - Midnight - Omni - Dinner, Program, Dancing with a Live 60s Band, and a Few Surprises - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS

     5. Sunday, October 18, 2008, 8:00AM - Noon - Farewell Continental Breakfast - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS

"Reunion Hospitality Suite All Weekend!"

   There's much more to come soon!  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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First Image of George Westinghouse courtesy of - 10/05/08

Second Image of George Westinghouse courtesy of - 10/05/08

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

Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/06/08

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!!

Animated Red Flames courtesy of - 05/19/08

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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

Tiny Angel and Animated Angel clip art courtesy of - 08/14/05

Pinocchio clip art courtesy of - 10/06/08

Image of Mary Poppins courtesy of - 10/06/08

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

Animated Laughing 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
Thanks, Al!

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

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

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