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01/03/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Dancing in the Street

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.
This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.”

- Agnes De Mille  
(18 Sep 1905 - 07 Oct 1993)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I've always wanted to dance in the streets.  I think it's quite possible that back in the days of yore I may actually have done it once or twice..... 

BONUS #1 - - Dancing in the Street - Martha and the Vandellas, 1964

BONUS #2 - - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Interview with Martha Reeves - June 5, 1996


"Dancing in the Street" is a 1964 song first recorded by Martha and the Vandellas. It is one of Motown's signature songs and is the group's premier signature song.

Produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson and written by Stevenson and Marvin Gaye, the song highlighted the concept of having a good time in whatever city the listener lived. The idea for dancing came to Stevenson from watching people on the streets of Detroit cool off in the summer in water from opened fire hydrants. They appeared to be dancing in the water.[1] The song was conceived by Stevenson who was showing a rough draft of the lyrics to Gaye disguised as a ballad. When Gaye read the original lyrics, however, he said the song sounded more danceable. With Gaye and Stevenson collaborating, the duo composed the single with Kim Weston in mind to record the song. Weston passed on the song and when Martha Reeves came to Motown's Hitsville USA studios, the duo presented the song to Reeves. Hearing Gaye's demo of it, Reeves asked if she could arrange her own vocals to fit the song's message.[citation needed] Reeves recounted that she initially regarded the song as too repetitive.[2]

Gaye and Stevenson agreed and including new Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter adding in musical composition, the song was recorded in two takes. The interesting loud beat of the drums in its instrumentation can be attributed to Hunter, who banged on a crowbar to add to the drum beat led by Gaye, who was often a drummer on many of Motown's earliest hits.....


       Happy Birthday today to Carl Rossman of PA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND    Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND           My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late     Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA (d. 24 Apr 2010);

06 -       Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;

07 -     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57);

08 -    Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND  Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND    Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND Suzanne Mason Haff (NNHS / Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND    Bob Parrish ('68) of Northern VA!
   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 03, 1944 - Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington was shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.

January 03, 1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur was placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and U.S. Admiral Chester W Nimitz was placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces. This event effectively ended the concept of unified commands.


Thursday, January 03, 1963
- Professional wrestler Vic Grimes was born in Fordham Road, New York.

Thursday, January 03, 1963 - Novelist Alex Wheatle was born in the UK.

Thursday, January 03, 1963 - Professional wrestler Jerome Young a.k.a. New Jack was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 01/02/13 - "  Malcolm and    Polly (Norris) Davis (both '65 of VA)":

Dear Malcolm,

WOW! Thank you for your kind words. I must admit, having been retired for six years, hard work is something I haven’t done much of in that time. (Some would say longer!!)

But it is very important to me that the Class of ’65 stay as together as possible. It is my sincere hope that our 50-year reunion will be a gathering to remember for the rest of our lives so reconnecting prior to that is even better. I hope we may prompt more of our classmates to resurface. Nothing should matter now but friendship.       Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA) and I have proven that as we’re closer now than ever. (I’m speaking for myself, Wayne!!)

Carol deserves all the credit for toiling in her labor of love with the newsletter. She truly is a hard worker and a good person.

As for      Jamey (Douglas Bacon - '66 - of VA), you are so right about the needed help .And, collectively, we can make a difference in her life. In my simplistic view, we are supposed to help lighten one another’s burdens whenever and however we can.

Happy New Year to you, Polly, and Lucky and know I love you guys very much too. Where did the time go??

All my best, 


AWWW! Thank you so much, Joe Sweetie! Happy New Year to you, too! Wasn't it all only yesterday...?

          From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/02/13, 12:46 PM - "DOCTORS........... REALLY?" AND        From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/02/13, 3:53 PM - "Dr. Statistics":

Happy New Year


(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

(Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services)

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.  Yes, that is 80 million.
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.

Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."


Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!

Out of concern for the public at large, I have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

Thanks, Dools and Dimples!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/02/13 - "VERY UNDERSTANDABLE":


A daughter is visiting her father and is helping in the kitchen. She asks: "Tell me, Dad, how are you managing with the new I-Pad we gave you for your birthday?"
This short clip is spoken in German, but it’s totally understandable in any language.

    Oh, Joyce, this is sooo funny, but it nearly made me ill! Thanks!

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/02/13 - "Bored Engineers":


A little something for the Newsletter...

Happy New Year,


Bored Engineers

The imagination knows no limits!! ...You may want to watch this more than once; there is simply way too much activity happening to absorb it all in one viewing. Also, you can click on behind the scenes videos to see how it was done.


Click here to watch what Bored Engineers!

   WOWZERONI! That's amazing - and a hoot to boot! Thanks again, Dimples!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 01/02/13:


From - 12/31/12 - "11 Leadership Resolutions":

11 Leadership Resolutions for 2013

By Dr. Rosemary Rein

Trying to find a way to further your personal development in 2013? Why not take on a few of these leadership-based New Year's Resolutions?

1. Keep the Main Thing, the Main Thing!
Wise words from a successful entrepreneur in one of our recent Young Presidents' Organization Forums. CEO giants like Bill Gates credit their ability to avoid "shiny object syndrome" to focus on the most important thing.

The challenge for visionary CEOs is to "See the Future First but Focus on Core Strengths." What are your core strengths and challenges in 2013? What's your "Main Thing?"

2. Consider Taking Technology-Free Vacations and a Power Hour.
I spent 4 days in the jungle in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula this past year as part of my 50x50 challenge for my first "Technology-Free" vacation in 8 years! It was indeed a highlight for Mind, Body and Spirit. Several Best Practice Companies are now creating technology-free zones where employees have 1 hour per day to focus on a key priority project free of e-mail intrusion and texting. When you multi-task, you lose 45% efficiency as your brain boots and re-boots. So what are you waiting for? Consider carving out your own "Technology Free Power Hour and or/Vacation to focus on your Main Thing."

3. There are Years of Yes and Years of No!
A female executive once shared with me that she had decided to "have a year of No" because for her entire life she had been a "Yes go-to" girl and needed to re-generate new creative branches. What is it they say, "If you need something done, always go to the person who has too much to do because they'll find a way to get it done?"

Whether 2013 is your Year of Yes, Your Year of No, or maybe somewhere in between, I hope that you will take some time in your Tree of Life to rest, renew and develop new creative branches for your continued growth.

4. Take a Ruthless New Year's Personal Inventory.
While it is healthy and productive to shine a spotlight on personal strengths and minimize weaknesses, it's sometimes valuable to do an occasional housecleaning and a detailed and personal CSI Inventory of your faults and character defects. Why? So you can determine what to keep and what to throw out as you grow as a leader and a human being.

Examine and follow the evidence of your mistakes and learn from them. Update your mental and emotional wardrobe. Keep what fits and throw out what doesn't. This leaves room for a better you.

5. Go for more "Face Time" and less "Facebook Time."
I for one took a Facebook-Free Holiday to spend more time with people than machines. Rather than documenting the moment and life, consider spending more time living and leading it.

6. The Power of a 3-Letter Word and It's Not Yes!
We know the brain believes a truth or a lie and is susceptible to positive programming. Thanks to a great spiritual teacher from India, I learned the power of 1 word: "Not." When I think to say to myself, "I'm stressed," I simply insert that 3-letter word and utter, "Not stressed" or "Not busy" or "Not angry." Amazing results.

7. Is Thank You overused?
In some cultures, "Thank you" is typically reserved for a very special appreciation, and not used when someone brings you a cup of coffee, for example. Thank you ceremonies and rituals, particularly in Asian Cultures, can be utterly overwhelming to the recipient who is honored with a special presentation. I received and was wrapped in a Sari by school teachers in India following a training program I delivered on Super Power Leadership. So by all means, if it's your culture's tradition, do use and even over-use "Thank You;" but if special appreciation is warranted, consider a unique and awesome expression that extends beyond "Thank You; Hey Thanks," which is why hand-written thank you notes versus an e-mail in these high-tech days feels like you just received a dozen roses.

8. Let Nature be Your Creative Guide.
Our Creative Problem Solving and Innovation Course for Teams teaches Creative Problem Solving Processes and Tools such as Biomimicry, which uses nature as a creative guide.

Take a Mind Walk in nature as you think of a current challenge. Look for visual connections and solutions to your challenge through examining with focused observations the nature that appears on your path. For example, a building design that is 85% more efficient was developed via close examination of a termite nest.
For every challenge there is a solution to be found in nature if we only take time to see.

9. The Gift of Perspective
Write down 3 things you couldn't bear to lose. And keep them handy for the next time you complain about a challenge. Ask yourself, compared to losing one of these 3 things, how important is this challenge / problem / inconvenience? Really?

Recently, I received a humbling phone call from a long-time employee of ours in Costa Rica. Lola has been more of a family member to us, and she was calling to tell us that she had lost her daughter and grandchild in the terrible flooding and sudden mudslides that wiped out a small village here in the tropical paradise.
Life's hardest lessons and losses teach us what's really important.

10. Know the Answer to "What Gives You Joy?"
A friend of mine spent an hour asking me the same question over and over again as part of her 50x50 gift.

"What gives you Joy? What gives you joy, Rosemary? What really gives you joy?"

This broken-record technique will at first make you laugh and may have you wanting to strangle your friendly interrogator, but eventually, you drill down below the surface and first thoughts to much deeper layers.

You may surprise yourself.

So, what gives you Joy? Really, what gives you Joy? I ask you again, what gives you Joy?

11. The Girl Scout Motto, "Make New Friends but Keep the Old."
People come in and out of our life in different seasons and for different reasons. Make a list of your life's visitors and long-term guests. What are their qualities you most admire? What are your special memories? And in what ways has your own life been enriched by their gifts?

Call or write to them and let them know! P.S. We're not counting Facebook! An old-fashioned letter, a phone call or a personal visit certainly qualify as honoring the gift of friendship.

Try taking on at least one of these resolutions and become a better you in 2013!

About the Author:

Rosemary Rein, Ph.D. is an International Training and Development Consultant. Rosemary is the Author of the audio-book "Go Wild! Survival Skills for Business and Life" and co-author of "Blueprint for Success" with Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and other top motivational authors.

PEACOCKS AND POMEGRANATES - a.k.a. BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Birgit Tchsen's Peacock Tea Cozy - "This is a free crochet pattern for a felted tea cozy..." - This is really not my (pardon the pun) cup of tea for three or four reasons (I don't drink tea, I don't like working with wool, I don't like felting, and I especially don't like stylized figures...), but hey, a peacock's a peacock, right? - Pomegranate - "Here is a pattern for a pomegranate that works up in minutes....." - Melbangel's Pomegranates - OOOH! Sadly, no pattern here, but this I really like! But WAIT - there's MORE! - Melbangel's Pomegranates - "Pomegranates are fruits grown throughout Asia, the Mediterranean countries and in California. When cut, you can see hundreds of seeds inside, packed in compartments that are separated by bitter. The seeds are edible and they are rich in potassium. They also contain a fair amount of vitamin C. Unique pattern! Great as display item or play food for kids!" - Here's the pattern, after all - for a mere $3.50!

BONUS CASSEROLE RECIPES: - Loaded Ham and Cheese Casserole - "Make another meal with your baked ham leftovers. Loaded Ham and Cheese Casserole is a hearty simple dish that will satisfy your family's hunger. Loaded with cheese and broccoli this ham casserole recipe will be a hit." - Hamburger and Cheese Casserole - "There's nothing more satisfying than enjoying delicious casserole recipes while saving a buck or two. Hamburger Cheese Casserole is a wonderful home-style casserole that will become a family favorite. Easy to make with a wonderful flavor, you won't be able to put the fork down. Cheesy and creamy, it's comfort food at its finest." - Easy Weekday Pizza Pasta Casserole - "Some of the best casserole recipes out there are also some of the easiest. Easy Weekday Pizza Pasta Casserole is a family favorite and a good example of quick, home-style cooking. Add in your favorite pizza toppings to make it just the way that you like it. Add your favorite vegetables, meats and cheeses. There's no limit to what you can do to this fun casserole recipe."


From - 01/02/12:
A woman was waiting in the checkout line at a shopping center. Her arms were laden with a mop and broom and other cleaning supplies. By her hard glances and deep sighs, it was obvious she was in hurry and not a happy camper about the slowness of the line.

When the cashier called for a price check on a box of soap, the woman remarked indignantly, "Well, I'll be lucky to get out of here and home before Christmas!"

"Don't worry, ma'am," replied the clerk. "With a good tail wind and that brand new broom you have there, you'll be home in no time."

1. Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 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, February 13, 2013 - 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 12/17/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





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Dancing in the Street

Written by Marvin Gaye (02 Apr 1939 – 01 Apr 1984), William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Ivy Jo Hunter

Recorded by
Martha and the Vandellas, 1964

Callin' out around the world
Are you ready for a brand new beat?
Summer's here and the time is right
For dancin' in the streets
They're dancin' in Chicago
Down in New Orleans
Up in New York City

All we need is music, sweet music
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swingin', swayin' and records playin'
And dancin' in the streets

Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy grab a girl
Everywhere around the world
There'll be dancin'
They're dancin' in the street

This is an invitation
Across the nation
A chance for the folks to meet
There'll be laughin' and singin' and music swingin'
And dancin' in the streets

Philadelphia, P.A. (Philadelphia, P.A.)
Baltimore and DC now (Baltimore and DC now)
Yeah don't forget the Motor City (can't forget the Motor City)

All we need is music, sweet music
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swingin', swayin' and records playin'
And dancin' in the street, yeah

Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you are there
So come on, every guy grasp a girl
Everywhere around the world
There'll be dancin'
They're dancin' in the streets

Philadelphia, P.A. (Philadelphia, P.A.)
Baltimore and DC now (Baltimore and DC now)
Yeah don't forget the Motor City (can't forget the Motor City)
All the way down in L.A. California
Not to mention Halifax Nova Scotia
Alexandria, Virginia, Virginia

"Dancing in the Street" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Dancing in the Street" lyrics courtesy of 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks again, Dave!

"Dancing in the Street" Images courtesy of Google Images at the suggestion of my daughter, Adrienne Harty of NC - 01/02/06
Thanks, Adrienne!

Icon's "Frieze 71" Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/03/05

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

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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