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01/09/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Just One Look

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.”

- Henry David Thoreau
(12 July 1817 - 06  May 1862)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   What a fun Golden Oldie!

BONUS #1 - - Just One Look - Doris Troy, 1963

BONUS #2 - - Just One Look - The Hollies, 1964

BONUS #2 - - Just One Look - Linda Ronstadt, @ 1978


"Just One Look" was a hit single co-written and sung by American R&B singer Doris Troy in 1963. The song peaked at #10 in the U.S. singles charts.

Details vary as to how the single came to be released on Atlantic Records. According to the book Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders[2], James Brown saw Troy performing in a nightclub (under her then-stage name Doris Payne), and introduced her to Atlantic.[1] According to a more recent and detailed story in Soulful Divas[3], Payne recorded a studio demo of the song and took it to Sue Records first, but their lack of response led her to offer it to Jerry Wexler at Atlantic, where the label released the demo unchanged.[1]

The single's release was the first time she started using "Doris Troy" as her stage name, though her pen name remained Doris Payne.[1]

"Just One Look" became a UK hit via a version by the Hollies which reached #2 in the spring of 1964. Although not a major US hit in its original release, the Hollies' "Just One Look" marked the first appearance of the Hollies on the Billboard Hot 100 at #98 and a US re-issue in 1967 saw the Hollies' "Just One Look" rise as high as #44. The Beatle tribute band, "The Buggs", also recorded an obscure version (retitled "Soho Mash") on their 1964 Coronet album, "The Beetle Beat".

Anne Murray remade "Just One Look" for her 1974 Love Song album and the track was issued as a single that October to become a minor Billboard Hot 100 entry at #86. Linda Ronstadt remade "Just One Look" for her 1978 Living in the USA album; issued as the album's third single in February 1979, the track just fell short of the Top 40 with a #44 peak.

Other versions of "Just One Look" are those by Lynda Carter, Faith Hope and Charity (#38 UK January 1976), Mark Farner, Lulu, Harry Nilsson on his 1976 album …That's the Way It Is and Klaus Nomi on his 1982 album Simple Man.

Troy's version was featured in a 1997 television commercial for Pepsi starring Cindy Crawford that aired during Super Bowl XXXI. Her version was also heard on DTV Disney set to The Wind in the Willows segment of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

   Happy Birthday today to Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND    Joe Dickson ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND   Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND    the late Bob Parrish ('68) (deceased 12 Jan 2013!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

11 - My Brother-in-Law, the late    Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (deceased 07 May 2005) AND      Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND   Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND   Ron Smith ('65) of VA  AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA AND   FlyLady of NC;

13 - My Grandson,   Hunter Huber of Alberta;

14 - Ronnie Todd ('63);

15 - The late Skippy Weitz ('57) (deceased 22 Nov 2012) AND   Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;

16 -   Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND   Howard Smith ('63) of VA AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 09, 1941First flight of the Avro Lancaster.

January 09, 1941 - The Greek Triton (Y-5) sank the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.

January 09, 1945 - The United States invaded Luzon in the Philippines.


Saturday, January 09, 1965 - The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opened for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

Saturday, January 09, 1965 - Singer Haddaway was born Nestor Alexander Haddaway in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Saturday, January 09, 1965 - Football player Darren Bennett was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Saturday, January 09, 1965 - Basketball player Muggsy Bogues was born Tyrone Curtis Bogues in Baltimore, Maryland.

Saturday, January 09, 1965 - Footballer and manager Iain Dowie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. 

Saturday, January 09, 1965 - Actress, director, and choreographer Farah Khan was born in India.

Saturday, January 09, 1965 - Decathlete and coach Andrei Nazarov was born in Tallinn, Estonia.

Saturday, January 09, 1965 - Actress Joely Richardson was born Joely Kim Richardson to actress Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson in London, England.


        The Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC, thought she was recovering from bronchitis, and wondered why she still felt terrible. She was diagnosed with pneumonia this morning. After being X-rayed, she was given two injections (an antibiotic and a steroid) and sent home with a 10-day supply of more antibiotics, some cough medicine, and a breathing machine - which her physician carried out to her car for her himself!

   Your prayers on her behalf would be appreciated!

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 01/08/15 - "BAD BURN ADVICE in issue 01/07/15":

Dear Carol,
I read your website regularly and admire all the time and work you put into it. It amazes me that you can produce an issue for every day of every year!
In the issue of January 7, 2015, you published an email that concerns me, however, because it contains medical advice that is not only false, but potentially harmful, according to both SNOPES and ABOUT.COM, two of the best and most highly respected fact-check sources available. The email advised using FLOUR to combat pain and blistering from BURNS.
ABOUT.COM had this to say on that topic: 
Flour for burns? This viral message claims covering burned skin with plain white flour will immediately stop any pain and promote healing without so much as a blister. Medical professionals such as those at the Mayo Clinic advise relying on proven remedies instead.
Up-do-date medical sources such as the Mayo Clinic and the American Red Cross advise treating a minor (first- or second-degree) burn by immersing it in cool water, then covering it loosely with dry, sterile gauze. Scientific studies have proven these measures effective.
There's no scientific reason to suppose (and certainly no peer-reviewed studies to prove) that plunging your scalded limb into a bag of cold flour will lead to a better prognosis than immersing it in cool water and applying a proper bandage.
Beware of all medical advice that arrives via forwarded email.
SNOPES adds this information to the above:
As for the e-mail's backstory about the way a Vietnam vet happened upon this supposed miracle cure (he and his buddies threw the contents of a bag of flour onto a guy who was on fire), if it were true, it's a wonder the fellow so doused survived. While wheat flour has no explosive properties when it's sitting innocuously in a cup or dumped in a heap onto a counter, if enough of it is flung airborne, it has the potential to create a dangerous, even life-ending, blast.
The risk of dust explosions has to be carefully guarded against in places such as coal mines, grain elevators and the U.S. alone dust explosions took the lives of 16 people and injured a further 137 others between 1994 and 2003. More recently, a 7 February 2008 explosion at the Imperial Sugar Company refinery in Georgia left 13 people dead and 42 people injured, with most of the plant destroyed. 
If you absolutely can't resist trying out medical advice gained from an unsourced anonymous e-mail and must play about with flour in the wake of burning your hand, do so only after you've first fully brought the temperature of the injured area back down to normal with cool water, then dried the injured area. And never, ever toss flour onto a burning person. 
I suggest, Carol, that you warn your readers NEVER to trust undocumented "medical advice" emails. They are almost always simply "Old Wives Tales"--frequently based upon "home remedies" and/or outdated medical practices dating back to the 19th century or earlier.

    YOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Jane! I'll admit to a fondness for home remedies, old wives' tales, Native American cures, and ancient Egyptian treatments - but only when they can cause no harm!

   For two examples, Paul's cellulitis responds far better to being slathered with honey as the ancient Egyptians practiced than the expensive treatments generally prescribed for him. More recently, on December 12, I was prescribed a tube of Metronidazole ointment for the horribly unsightly rosacea on my face. It cost $110.34, but worked immediately, so I was happy.

   A week later I developed the flu which by the 23rd "blossomed" into bronchitis. The stress of knowing what this was doing to my observance of my favorite holiday sent my rosacea into a wild batch of ugly red patches, and the expensive ointment is having no effect. I reverted back to hydrocortisone ointments for the itching, and good old olive oil for the cure. If it was good enough for Cleopatra, it's good enough for me - PLUS I don't have to worry about side effects from modern chemical compounds.

   This heinous error, though, is a direct result of trying to produce a DAILY Newsletter, whether I'm firing on all six cylinders or not. Simple auto-pilot entries I can handle. If my html codes begin to degrade and erode, or if any thought is needed on my part, we're going to encounter some real problems! My mind simply doesn't function when I'm ill - and I certainly still was on the seventh!

   I really appreciate your watchful eye, Jane - especially now while my intellectual capacities are "lost in space!'

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 01/08/15 - "Highway Welding Truck Explosion":

Highway Welding Truck Explosion


Think about it the next time you are following a truck loaded with gas cylinders.

I certainly won't hang around one. Stay with the video you won't believe it!

MORE YOWZERONI! Thank you, George! I've been afraid of all gas trucks ever since I was a little bitty girl. Most of my fears are wildly irrational, but not THIS one! 

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/07/14 - "Why I Like Retirement.............":

Why I Like Retirement

     Thanks, Dools!

“Every pint bottle should contain a quart.”

- Sir Boyle Roche
(Oct 1736 – 05 June 1807)

From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/22/14 - "Modern Times (#16 in a series of 30)":

   How sad!   

     INDEED! Thanks, George!


BONUS LOOK AT WHAT I MADE CROCHET PATTERN: - Dedri's How To Crochet: Linen Stitch - "I know this stitch as the Linen Stitch, but have also seen it called the Moss Stitch (although the Moss stitch as I know it is slightly different). You might know it by a different name, and if you do, please let me know....!

BONUS JUST ONE LOOK RECIPES: - Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn't Just For Meat - "... Just take one look at the first recipe on our list and you'll see what we mean...."

From - 01/08/15:
The Old Man and the Sea

A seaman met a pirate in a bar, and they took turns telling their adventures on the seas. The seaman noted that the pirate had a peg leg, hook, and an eye patch. Curious, the seaman asked, "So, how did you end up with the peg-leg?"

The pirate replied, "I was swept overboard into a school of sharks. Just as my men were pulling me out, a shark bit my leg off."

"Wow!" said the seaman. "What about the hook?"

"Well...,, replied the pirate, "We were boarding an enemy ship and were battling the other sailors with swords. One of the enemy cut my hand clean off."

"Incredible!" remarked the seaman. "How did you get the eye patch?"

"A seagull dropping fell into my eye," replied the pirate.

"You lost your eye to a seagull dropping?" the sailor asked.

"Well..." said the pirate, "That was my first day with the hook."

1. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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.

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Just One Look

Co-written by Gregory Carroll, 1963

Co-written and recorded by Doris Troy (06 Jan 1937 – 16 Feb 2004), 1963

Recorded by The Hollies, 1964

Recorded by Linda Ronstadt (b. 15 July 1946), 1978

Just one look and I fell so hard
In love with you, oh-oh, oh-oh
I found out how good it feels
To have your love, oh-oh, oh-oh
Say you will, will be mine
Forever and always, oh-oh, oh-oh
Just one look and I knew
That you were my only one
Oh oh-oh oh!

I thought I was dreamin' but I was wrong, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, but-a, I'm gonna keep on schemin'
Till I can a-make you, make you my own!

So you see, I really care
Without you I'm nothin', oh-oh, oh-oh
Just one look and I know
I'll get you someday, oh-oh, oh-oh

Just one look, that's all it took
Just one look, that's all it took
Just one look, that's all it took

"Just One Look" midi courtesy of - 01/14/12

"Just One Look" lyrics courtesy of - 01/14/12

Look Image courtesy of - 01/14/12

Flashing Red Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/17/05

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

Animated Navy and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

FlyLady Logo courtesy of - 10/13/11

Animated OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Thanks, Dave!

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

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/16
Thanks, Janice!

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