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02/04/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
It's Only Make Believe

“Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly
himself as when he is acting a part.”

- William Hazlitt
(10 Apr 1778 - 18 Sept 1830)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme is being revisited from 2005. WOW. That was seven whole years ago.

BONUS - - It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty


"It's Only Make Believe" is the title of a song written by Jack Nance and American country music artist Conway Twitty, released by Twitty as a single in July 1958. The single topped both U.S. [1] and British national charts, and was Twitty's only number-one single on the pop charts of either country.It is believed that Twitty wrote his part of the song while sitting on a fire escape outside his hotel room,to escape the summer heat,in Hamilton Ontario. Twitty had come to Canada at the request of another American singer ,"Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins. Hawkins saying to Twitty that Canada was the 'promised land' for music.

Twitty recorded many subsequent versions of "It's Only Make Believe", including a 1970 duet with Loretta Lynn on their very first collaborative album, We Only Make Believe. Twitty joins in on the last verse in a 1988 uptempo cover by Ronnie McDowell, which was a #8 hit on the country music charts. Additionally, Twitty contributed to an alternative cover by McDowell. One interesting fact about Twitty's original recording of this song was that Twitty's voice sounded so similar to that of Elvis Presley that many people thought that the song was actually recorded by Presley, using "Conway Twitty" as a pseudonym.

The song's lyrics describe the thoughts and feelings of a man who is a victim of unrequited love. He hopes and prays that, at some point in the future, the woman whom he is in love with will return his love, but laments that, at present, "it's only make believe."


    Happy Birthday today to       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND the late   Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06)!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late   Dickie Krause ('57(deceased - 12/27/99) AND    Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND      Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:  

06 -     Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA AND    Steve Burns ('65) of MN;

08 - Bob Hines ('66) of VA;

09 -   Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND     Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND    Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;

10 -   Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND     Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late   Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA (deceased 02/26/11) AND the late    Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND   Mike Miller ('65) of NC AND   Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;

11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


   Hit # 113,000 was made on Groundhog's Day, Thursday, February 02, 2012 in the evening while I was out.


February 03, 1942 - The USAT Dorchester was sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.

February 03, 1944 - During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seized Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.

February 03, 1945 - As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17s of the Eighth Air Force bombed Berlin, a raid which killed between 2,500 to 3,000 and dehoused another 120,000.

February 03, 1945 - The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth began a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.


February 04, 1941 - The United Service Organization (USO) was created to entertain American troops.

February 04, 1945 - The Yalta Conference between the "Big Three" (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) openeds at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.

February 04, 1945 - The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army began a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.


Friday, January 03, 1962 - Actress Michele Greene was born in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Friday, January 03, 1962 - Professional wrestler Marty Jannetty was born in Columbus, Georgia.


Saturday, February 04, 1962 - Musician Clint Black was born in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Saturday, February 04, 1962 - Actor Michael Riley was born in London, Ontario, Canada.

Saturday, February 04, 1962 - Historian Alfred Twardecki was born in Poland.

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 02/02/12 - "know anyone looking to rent.... Fort Monroe is Offering 2 Free Months of Rent!!":


HI… Know anyone looking to rent a historical home at Ft Monroe, VA?  Call me!

Jeri Walter, Broker
Preferred Properties
451 Whealton Rd., Hampton, VA 23666

O - (757) 825-7355  C- (757) 870-2866
(757) 825-3321 E-mail
Real Estate Licensed Agent in the state of Virginia

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! What a great opportunity! Thanks so much, Sweetie-Pies - and Jeri!


   "Anyone? Anyone?"

  From Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA - 02/02/12 - "Take Me Back To The Fifties":

More memories.  Enjoy.  Thanks for the job you do.
Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge 61

   COOL BEANS! Thank you so much, Carolyn!

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 02/02/12 - "Ride 'em Cowboy..This is Fun to Watch...and remember!!":

Don't know if you have seen this but it is a great trip down memory lane.
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Oh the memories of an innocent time !!
Do we remember?.......
One look at this film clip and you'll be young and old all over again.
It is "brand new" even listing 2010

BUT WAIT -- THERE'S MORE!!!! Ever wonder just who all those wonderful character actors were who populated western after western with few lines and a familiar face. They were my favorites!

Well, the clip has pictures and names -- so after 50 or so years -- say "Howdy" to some of those general store, saloon keeper, blacksmith mini-heroes from your youth.

   WOWZERS - SUCH FUN! Thank you, Dicky! As a matter of fact, we've been having our own Western Film Festival here at home, pigging out on our sizable collection of old cowboy movies and early television shows! We just recently watched the entire 1949 season of The Lone Ranger ("...He was a fabulous individual!...")! - The Lone Ranger

   From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 02/02/12 - "Thyroid cancer":

A bonus health tip from Alvin ('54) and Jean Mizelle...

Read and take heed!
On  Wednesday, Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in women, thyroid cancer. It was a very interesting program and  he mentioned that the increase could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and mammograms.

He demonstrated that on the apron the dentist puts on you for your dental x-rays there is a little flap that can be lifted up and wrapped around your neck. Many dentists don't bother to use it. Also, there is something called a "thyroid guard" for use during mammograms. By coincidence, I had my yearly mammogram yesterday. I felt a little silly, but I asked about the guard and sure enough, the technician had one in a drawer. I asked why it wasn't routinely used. Answer: "I don't know. You  have to ask for it." Well, if I hadn't seen the show, how would I have known to ask?
We  need to pass this on to our daughters, nieces, mothers  and all our female friends and husbands tell your  wives !! I just did, now you send it on to your list.

Someone was nice  enough to forward this to me. I hope you pass this on to your friends and family.

Good friends are like stars...
You don't always see them, but you always know they're there.

   YOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks so much for this valuable information, Jack - and Alvin and Jean!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/02/12 - "A gift from me to you":

A gift from me to you...

Years Of Music from 1940 to 1999

This is neat. It's sort of a time machine of music. Each of the years below connect to the best 20 hits of that year. Pick a year, wait a few seconds, and the Juke Box will show you the 20 hits to select from. You can play all 20 hits, or just those that you like. Hope you like it.. - Listen to Top Radio Hits of All Time.

Just choose a year, Click to open and then....
Take a stroll down memory lane...... Listen & Enjoy!

   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Wayne!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 02/02/12 - "Great COMMERCIAL":

Do the DEW

   OUTSTANDING! Thanks again, Sweetie-Pies!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/02/12 - "Spooky - look closely to see!!":

  Really you see it?
Let me know if you see it.

   YIKESARONI! Thanks, Joyce! I think I must have stared at this image (don't forget to enlarge it!) for five minutes before I spotted it - and then nearly jumped off my chair!


  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 02/03/12 - "Only in America...":

Only in America ...
do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
Only in America ...
do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a Diet Coke.
Only in America ...
do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
Only in America ...
do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.
Only in America ...
do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.
Only in America ...
do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?
Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?
Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
I like this one!!!
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle) other words, send it to everyone. We all need to smile every once in a while.

Spread the Stupidity!

     Thanks, Renee!

VALENTINE CROCHET BONUS: - Cynthia's Heart Ornament - A pretty little quickie - I think I'll go make some of these myself!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/17/12 - "Bent Humor (#11 in a Series of 13)":


Carol, check this one out.  Funny.


What artists do if given wire and household objects and too much time on their hands!  

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!

Modest pear

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/26/12 - "Smile (#6 in a Series of 13)!!":



   MORE WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!


From - 02/03/12:

An 85-year-old widow went on a blind date with a 90-year-old man.

When she returned to her daughter's house later that night, she seemed upset.

"What happened, Mother?" the daughter asked.

"I had to slap his face three times!"

"You mean he got fresh?"

"No," she answered. "I thought he was dead!"


1. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 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.

2. Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 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. Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

4. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/22/11

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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


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                          Love to all, Carol





It's Only Make Believe

Written by Conway Twitty (01 Sept 1933 – 05 June 1993) and Jack Nance

Recorded by Conway Twitty (01 Sept 1933 – 05 June 1993), 1958

People see us everywhere they all think we really care
But myself I can't deceive I know it's only make believe
My one and only prayer is that some day you'll care
My hopes, my dreams, come true my one and only you
No one will ever know how much I love you so
My only prayer will be some day you'll care for me but it's only make believe
My hopes, my dreams, come true; my life I give for you
My heart or wedding ring, my all, my everything
My heart I can't control; you lure my very soul
My only prayer will be some day you'll care for me but it's only make believe
My one and only prayer is that some day you'll care
My hopes, my dreams come true, my one and only you
No one will ever know how much I love you so
My plans, my hopes, my schemes; you are my every dream but it's only make believe

"It's Only Make Believe" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks, Dave!

"It's Only Make Believe" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!

LilyMoon's "Make Believe" Image courtesy of - 02/06/12 (sic)

Purple Tiny Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of of somewhere in - 08/20/05

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

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

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

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

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