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02/11/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Only Love Can Break a Heart

The heart was made to be broken.”

- Oscar Wilde
(16 Oct 1854 – 30 Nov 1900)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Here's another sad pre-Valentine's Day love song!

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsGI4FXYm2U - Only Love Can Break a Heart - Gene Pitney Tribute


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

     Happy Birthday today to   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

13 -    Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia;

14 -      Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND         My Niece,  Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA;

18 - The late Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND  Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 11, 1942 - The Battle of Bukit Timah was fought in Singapore.

February 11, 1943 - General Dwight David Eisenhower was selected to command the allied armies in Europe.

February 11, 1945 - Yalta Conference: The Yalta Agreement was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin at the Livadia Palace.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Thursday, February 11, 1965 - Netballer Vicki Wilson was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 02/10/10, 12:07 PM - "   Marjorie Gurley":

Hello Carol, Wed. Feb. 10, 2010

Marjorie Gurley was in my class, June 1945. I knew her older sister, Mozelle (June '44) , who as Sousaphone player, glamorized the band's bass section.

Fred
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA
fwfield@juno.com

   Thank you so very much, Fred! That saved me a great deal of time hunting through old Anchors!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/02-10-10-NNHS-Margie-Gurley-Mitchell.html 


     From Me ('65) of IL - 02/11/10 - "NNHS Assemblies":

Only Four Years in the Making and Still Barely Begun:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/NNHS-ASSEMBLIES.html - brand new page!

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Senior-Assembly-1964.html - brand new page!

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Senior-Assembly-1965.html - brand new page!  


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 02/10/10 - "911 Call AND 7 year old sings National Anthem":

THIS IS ADORABLE.

Every dad's Dream Girl - This little girl will make a fine Dispatcher later in her life! Hope all of our fine dispatchers get to hear this...

Listen till the end - 911 Call

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDARfDJw80s&feature=player_embedded - 5-year-old Savannah's Calm Call with 911 - THE BONNIE HUNT SHOW

For all my Veteran Friends - All is not lost when we have kids like this!

Grab your socks. This young man sings the National Anthem prior to a college basketball game.
Notice two of the players in tears. HE IS ONLY 7 YEARS OLD! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR2rvxSUr7w - Anthony Gargiula - at a Siena College Basketball game in Albany New York, 2007

   Thanks so much, Gorgeous! The little girl is precious, and Anthony's vocal range and stage presence are astounding!


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/10/10 - "Friday Morning at the Pentagon":

Published: 27 November 2009

By JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY
McClatchy Newspapers

Over the last 12 months, 1,042 soldiers, Marines, sailors and Air Force personnel have given their lives in the terrible duty that is war. Thousands more have come home on stretchers, horribly wounded and facing months or years in military hospitals.

This week, I'm turning my space over to a good friend and former roommate, Army Lt. Col. Robert Bateman, who recently completed a yearlong tour of duty in Iraq and is now back at the Pentagon.

Here's Lt. Col. Bateman's account of a little-known ceremony that fills the halls of the Army corridor of the Pentagon with cheers, applause and many tears every Friday morning. It first appeared on May 17 on the Weblog of media critic and pundit Eric Alterman at the Media Matters for America Website.

"It is 110 yards from the "E" ring to the "A" ring of the Pentagon. This section of the Pentagon is newly renovated; the floors shine, the hallway is broad, and the lighting is bright. At this instant the entire length of the corridor is packed with officers, a few sergeants and some civilians, all crammed tightly three and four deep against the walls. There are thousands here.

This hallway, more than any other, is the `Army' hallway. The G3 offices line one side, G2 the other, G8 is around the corner. All Army. Moderate conversations flow in a low buzz. Friends who may not have seen each other for a few weeks, or a few years, spot each other, cross the way and renew.

Everyone shifts to ensure an open path remains down the center. The air conditioning system was not designed for this press of bodies in this area.

The temperature is rising already. Nobody cares. "10:36 hours: The clapping starts at the E-Ring. That is the outermost of the five rings of the Pentagon and it is closest to the entrance to the building. This clapping is low, sustained, hearty. It is applause with a deep emotion behind it as it moves forward in a wave down the length of the hallway.

"A steady rolling wave of sound it is, moving at the pace of the soldier in the wheelchair who marks the forward edge with his presence. He is the first. He is missing the greater part of one leg, and some of his wounds are still suppurating. By his age I expect that he is a private, or perhaps a private first class.

"Captains, majors, lieutenant colonels and colonels meet his gaze and nod as they applaud, soldier to soldier. Three years ago when I described one of these events, those lining the hallways were somewhat different. The applause a little wilder, perhaps in private guilt for not having shared in the burden ... yet.

"Now almost everyone lining the hallway is, like the man in the wheelchair, also a combat veteran. This steadies the applause, but I think deepens the sentiment. We have all been there now. The soldier's chair is pushed by, I believe, a full colonel.

"Behind him, and stretching the length from Rings E to A, come more of his peers, each private, corporal, or sergeant assisted as need be by a field grade officer.

"11:00 hours: Twenty-four minutes of steady applause. My hands hurt, and I laugh to myself at how stupid that sounds in my own head. My hands hurt... Please! Shut up and clap. For twenty-four minutes, soldier after soldier has come down this hallway - 20, 25, 30.... Fifty-three legs come with them, and perhaps only 52 hands or arms, but down this hall came 30 solid hearts.

They pass down this corridor of officers and applause, and then meet for a private lunch, at which they are the guests of honor, hosted by the generals. Some are wheeled along.... Some insist upon getting out of their chairs, to march as best they can with their chin held up, down this hallway, through this most unique audience. Some are catching handshakes and smiling like a politician at a Fourth of July parade. More than a couple of them seem amazed and are smiling shyly.

"There are families with them as well: the 18-year-old war-bride pushing her 19-year-old husband's wheelchair and not quite understanding why her husband is so affected by this, the boy she grew up with, now a man, who had never shed a tear is crying; the older immigrant Latino parents who have, perhaps more than their wounded mid-20s son, an appreciation for the emotion given on their son's behalf. No man in that hallway, walking or clapping, is ashamed by the silent tears on more than a few cheeks. An Airborne Ranger wipes his eyes only to better see. A couple of the officers in this crowd have themselves been a part of this parade in the past.

These are our men, broken in body they may be, but they are our brothers, and we welcome them home. This parade has gone on, every single Friday, all year long, for more than four years.

"Did you know that? The media haven't yet told the story."

V/R TK
TOM KUNK
COL, GS
Division Chief for ODO
HQDA, G3/5/7

   Thank you so much, Bill!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/10/10 - "Very Clever":

Watch This ..........................

http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/077/2/e/Animator_vs__Animation_by_alanbecker.swf

Just click on the link above, click on play,  then leave the mouse alone, sit back and enjoy a piece of creative brilliance. 

I wonder who had 'time' to do this.

Very Clever.

   BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Joyce!


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 02/10/10 - "A winter poem":

Ya'll know I only forward stuff I think is worthy.  I hope this makes your day like it did mine.  :) ♥

Found this beautiful winter poem and thought it might be a comfort to you. It was to me and it's very well written and I hope that you enjoy it too.

' WINTER '
 
by Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre

Crap....It's Cold
 
The End

      Thanks again, Gorgeous!

 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/08/10 - "DIARY OF A SNOW SHOVELER":

perfect timing!

DIARY OF A SNOW SHOVELER

December 8 - 6:00 PM
It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

December 9
We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the whole world? Moving here was the best idea I've ever had! Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snow plow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life!

December 12
The sun has melted all our lovely snow.. Such a disappointment! My neighbor tells me not to worry- we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.

December 14
Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snow plow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.

December 15
20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.

December 16
Ice storm this morning. Fell on my bottom on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.

December 17
Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her. Gosh, I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20
Electricity's back on, but had another 14 inches of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling! Took all day. The damn snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.

December 22
Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white stuff fell today, and it's so cold, it probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to pee. By the time I got undressed, took care of business and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter, but he says he's too busy. I think he is lying.

December 23
Only 2 inches of snow today. And it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she, nuts?!! Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she's lying.

December 24
6 inches - Snow packed so hard by snow plow, I broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the fellow who drives that snow plow, I'll drag him through the snow and beat him to death with my broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the snow plow.

December 25
Merry ******* Christmas! 20 more inches of the slop tonight - Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. Gosh, I hate the snow! Then the snow plow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's a fricking idiot. If I have to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to stuff her into the microwave.

December 26
Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.

December 27
Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze; plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me $1,400.00 to replace all my pipes.

December 28
Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. My WIFE is driving me crazy!!!

December 29
10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30
Roof caved in. I beat up the snow plow driver, and now he is suing me for a million dollars, not onlyfor the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel where it shouldn't go. The wife went home to her mother. Nine more inches predicted.

December 31
I set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.

January 8
Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?

   Thanks, Shari!


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 02/10/10 - "A Blonde's Year In Review...":

A Blonde's Year in Review

January
Took new scarf back to store because it was too tight.

February
Fired from pharmacy job for failing to print labels.....
Helllloooo!!!.......bottles won't fit in printer!!!

March
Got really excited.....finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 months.......
Box said '2-4 years!'

April
Trapped on escalator for hours ...
Power went out!!!

May
Tried to make Kool-Aid.....wrong instructions....
8 cups of water won't fit into those little packets!!!

June
Tried to go water skiing.......
Couldn't find a lake with a slope.  

July
Lost breast stroke swimming competition.....
Learned later, the other swimmers cheated, they used their arms!!!

August
Got locked out of my car in rain storm.....
Car swamped because soft-top was open.

September  
The capital of
California is 'C'.....isn't it???  

October 
Hate M & M's.....
They are so hard to peel.

November  
Baked turkey for 4 1/2 days ...

Instructions said 1 hour per pound and I weigh 108!!

December
Couldn't call 911.
'Duh'.....there's no 'eleven' button on the stupid phone!!!





THE BEST BLONDE JOKE OF THE YEAR - SO FAR

A man was in his front yard mowing grass when his attractive blonde female neighbor came out of the house and went straight to the mailbox.

She opened it then slammed it shut and
stormed back in the house.  

A little later she came out of her house again went to the mail box and again, opened it, slammed it shut again. Angrily, back into the house she went.

As the man was getting ready to edge the lawn, here she came o
ut  again, marched to the mail box, opened it and then slammed it closed harder than ever.

Puzzled by her actions the man asked her, "Is something wrong?'"

To which she replied, "There certainly is!"


(Are you ready? This is a beauty...)


"My stupid computer keeps saying, 'YOU'VE GOT MAIL!'"

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, David!


  From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/03/10 - "Seniors (#7 in a Series of 19)":

Carol

For anyone age appropriate…that means almost everyone
in the Typhoon Nation !

Mike

   
 
 

Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.

Don't laugh.....it is all true...these are the perks of reaching 60 and heading towards 70 and older!

   Thanks, Mike!  


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


FINALLY:

From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/10/10:

Boring Class

A professor at the Michigan State University was known for giving boring, cliche-ridden lectures.

At the beginning of one semester, an innovative class breathed new life into the course by assigning baseball plays to each hackneyed phrase.

For example, when the professor said, "On the other hand," that counted as a base hit. "By the same token" was a strike out; "and so on" counted as a stolen base. Divided into two teams by the center aisle of the lecture hall, the students played inning after inning of silent but vigorous baseball.

On the last day of class, the impossible happened: the score was tied and bases were loaded. Then the batter hit a home run! The winning team stood and cheered wildly.

Though deeply appreciative, the professor later was quoted as wondering why only half of the students had been enthusiastic about his lectures.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Friday, February 12, 2010, 6:00 PM - The NN/Hampton Breakfast Bunch will hold their Annual Valentine's Dinner at the Hampton Yacht Club. Those interested can call Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800.

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay.rr.com - CLASS OF 1960

4. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at captarnold@vprj.net.


PRAYER ROLL:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/10
NNHS BLOG:
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09


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

                                  Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
618-530-9092
     

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Only Love Can Break a Heart

Music by Burt Bacharach (b. 12 May 1928)

Words by Hal David (b. 25 May 1921)

Recorded by Gene Pitney, 1962
(17 Feb 1940 - 05 Apr 2006)


Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it again

(whistling and instrumental)

Last night I hurt you, but darlin', remember this
Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it again, hmm, hmm
You know I'm sorry, I'll prove it with just one kiss
Only love can break a heart only love can mend it agai-ai-ain

Give me a chance to make up for the harm I've done
Try to forgive me and let's keep the two of us one.

Please let me hold you and love you for always and always
Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it agai-ai-ain
Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it--again

(whistling and instrumental)


"Only Love Can Break a Heart" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.jacquedee63.com/onlylovecanbreakaheart.html - 02/11/10

Title Image courtesy of http://www.320x480.org/typography/only-love-can-break-your-heart/ - 02/11/10

Animated Hearts Divider Line # 63 clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars5.html - 02/11/10

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

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!

Animated Coast Guard and USMC Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of ???

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who fought in WWII
Thanks again, Herbie!

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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

Valentines clip art courtesy of John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/09/09
Thanks, John!

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