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10/09/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Leif Erikson Day

“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long
as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.”

- Julien Green
(6 Sept 1900 - 13 Aug 1998)

Statue of Leif Ericsson Entrance to the Main Building at Mariners' Museum
Statue of Leif Ericsson

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The theme of today's Newsletter is a first for us here.

   A reminder - today is also Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year.


Leviticus 23: 26- 32:

  26 ¶ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
  27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
  28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God.
  29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
  30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
  31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
  32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

   I just noticed today's date sounds like a countdown - ten, nine, eight - and it is!


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   Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

14 -      Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND       My Youngest Granddaughter, Emeline Harty of OR;

15 - Milton Nunnally ('66 / '67) of VA!

    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 making progress!

   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 Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/08/08:

Thank YOU! for the birthday wishes.

   You're welcome, Wayne Honey!

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

Hey :)

Thought you might like these new pics of Eme - isn't she a cutie!


Emeline Harty

   OH, GOODY - more pictures of my Eme! Certainly she's adorable - she looks just like YOU! Thanks, Bethany - and be sure to give her birthday kisses from me!

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

Hi, Carol:
Please provide us with an updated mailing address for Officer Candidate
         (Brent) Harty  (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of GA)":!!!
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan (57) of FL

   Here you are, Major Madagan - straight from Bethany - and thanks so much for asking!

OC Brent Harty
Class #0109, CO B, 1st Platoon
3D Bn (OCS), 11th IN
7480 Riordon Street
Ft. Benning, GA 31905-4410

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 10/08/08 - "Video - Memory Lane perhaps":

Stumbled across these videos on YouTube tonight. A stroll down memory lane for sure.

   Thanks, F.A.! These videos were made by Bill Sasser of VA.  We've had the first one posted on the opening page for Our Old Stomping Grounds for about four months now.  I just added the other two:

From - 10/08/08 - "Now Is The Time To Take Charge of Your Life":

Personal Development - Now Is The Time To Take Charge of Your Life
By Mariano M. Jauco
Oct 2, 2008

Time is fleeting. It does not seem to last as long as we would like it to last. Although it may seem like yesterday you were raising your children, those years have passed and now they are raising their own children. But, before you let any more time slip pass, start thinking of your future.

Although you may not be able to go back and adjust time, implementing the changes in your diet, your exercise, your mental health and in your financial health will allow you to find the necessary tools to excel in your later years. If one thing is for sure it is you (and only you) that can make a difference in the quality of the rest of your days if you take charge now, without wasting any more time.

Why Didn’t You Do It Before?

Although you may be kicking yourself for not saving enough money or for not dropping those extra 40 pounds when you were younger, you can still make progress by making changes today. In many ways, you will be able to find the health and wellness you could have had.

If you are younger, there are many changes you can make today that will greatly impact your life later. In fact, if you simply make a few of these changes today, you will be able to far exceed your goals in earning a savings account that can pay for retirement, in fending off heart disease and even keeping Alzheimer’s at bay.

Every day you implement positive change is one more day you have the ability to gain benefits. The sooner you start the more benefit you can obtain.

Why Should You Make Changes Anyway?

One of the largest in importance and probably the most difficult things to change are your thoughts that run through your mind.

Why can I not just live the way that I want to today?

Why can I not just eat the foods that taste good and live the life that I am living?

What is going to happen if I do this for one more day, month or year?

You may not realize it, but each of these things can and will lead you to a premature death. Living one more day eating foods that are unhealthy will lead to the increased risk of heart disease. Living one more day with not getting enough sleep, not relieving stress and not getting the exercise you need, leads to disease and an immune system that cannot keep up with you.

Living one more day, essentially takes off more time at the end. Is that really what you want?

There is good news, though. Most of the damage that you have done to your body can be reversed if you make changes now and are dedicated to making it happen. With just a few minutes of care to your lifestyle each day, you can get back the time you may have possibly lost. Do not think it has to be forever, because if you can change your thoughts, you can get it back.

What Needs To Change?

You do not have to live a life that is super “clean” and yes, you can make mistakes, eat that fatty hamburger and still watch realty television if it makes you happy. But, the goal that should be realized is these things should be done in moderation.

There are many habits you should take into consideration as being things to change. Here are a few of the most important considerations you may have to make changes in.

1. Your Diet. Giving your body the nutrients it needs is vitally important to living as long as possible. Not only do you need to put good things in, but you need to get the bad things out. Giving your body the tools it needs to make this happen is important to living longer.

2. Your Brain. Stimulation to the brain needs to be ongoing. With the population’s number of Alzheimer cases expected to drastically increase with the Baby Boomer generation, it is virtually important that you provide the tools necessary to curb this if possible.

3. Your Finances. It is expected in the next five years; more than 50 percent of those that enter retirement will not be able to support themselves but will rely on family, Social Security as well as charity. Is your financial future set for retirement?

4. Your Physical Fitness. It is critical that your body be physically fit. That means two-thirds of the population in the United States who are overweight or obese needs to take heed. Heading into your later years with this type of physical problem will definitely shorten your life span.

5. Your Lifestyle. Getting social interaction, being happy, and less stressed are all key ingredients to a healthy and happy lifestyle. If you do not incorporate these types of interactions into your life, you loose mental alertness and your quality of life is just not what is should be.

Each of these five things can be changed in simple and large ways to help you to prepare for the later years of your life. In fact, no matter where you are in your life, developing your own future is something you have the ability to change.

Giving yourself an opportunity to excel is something you must do and you need to begin making the changes now. The good news is that we have broken it all down for you into a simple guide that will transform your life for the future.

Go to to obtain a copy of the ebook "Ultimate Baby Boomers Guide to Success, Prosperity and Living a Healthy Life."

Take time to fully read through the ebook, but most important go back and begin implementing them into your life today, when and where it counts. If you wait, you waste your time and future.

Now, let us start building a quality life together.

Author's Bio

Mr. Mariano M. Jauco has been empowering individuals and organizations by sharing his knowledge and experience to produce a positive change in the world. His techniques and methods will allow you to reach your goals and achieve the success and prosperity you deserve.

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 From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/08/08 - "Porch prayer"

There was a little old lady who every morning, stepped onto her front porch, raised her arms to the sky, and shouted: 'PRAISE THE LORD!'   

One day an atheist moved into the house next  door. 
 He became irritated at the little old lady.  Every morning he'd step onto his front porch after her and yell: 'THERE IS NO LORD!'

Time passed with the two of them carrying on this 
way every day.

One morning, in the middle of winter, the little old lady stepped onto her front porch and shouted: 'PRAISE THE LORD! Please Lord, I have no food and I am starving, provide for me, oh Lord!'

The next morning she stepped out onto her porch and there were two huge bags of groceries sitting there.


The atheist neighbor jumped out of the hedges 

The little old lady threw her arms into the air and shouted: 'PRAISE THE LORD!

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce!

      From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/25/08 - "He's Back.. ENJOY! (#9 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 10/08/08


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!"

  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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Drunken Sailor

Way, hay up she rises,
Way, hay, up she rises,
Way, hay, up she rises,
Earlye in the morning!

What will we do with the drunken sailor?
What will we do with the drunken sailor?
What will we do with the drunken sailor?
Earlye in the morning?

Put him in the scuppers with the hose pipe on him

Hoist him aboard with a running bowline

Put him in the brig until he's sober.

Make him turn to at shining bright work.

Other verses from The Book of Navy Songs
(If the verse is the same I did not repeat it)

Put him in a boat and row him over

Hoist him up to the topsail yardarm

Make him clean out all the spit-kids

That's what you do with a drunken sailor
(The last line of this verse is followed
by "Amen")

"Drunken Sailor" lyrics and midi (transcribed by Mark Johnson) courtesy of - 10/12/03

Image of First Statue of Leif Erikson courtesy of - 10/09/08

Vintage Postcard depicting Leif Erikson Statue outside Mariners' Museum in personal collection of the Webmistress since 1954

Animated Ship Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/03/03

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of - 08/28/08

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

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

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

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

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

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