02/11/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
“The heart was made to be broken.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Here's another sad pre-Valentine's Day love song!
- Only Love Can Break a
Heart - Gene Pitney
|"Only Love Can Break a Heart" is the title of a popular song
from 1962 (see
1962 in music) performed by the American
Gene Pitney. The song was written by
David (words) and
Burt Bacharach (music) and appears on Pitney's second album
Only Love Can Break a Heart.
Pitney had enjoyed some success as a songwriter prior to breaking through as a performer in his own right. He wrote the songs "Hello Mary Lou", "Rubber Ball", and "He's a Rebel", the latter a number-one Billboard Hot 100 hit for The Crystals in 1962. Ironically, Pitney's success as a singer was beginning at this time, and "He's a Rebel" kept "Only Love Can Break a Heart" from topping the Billboard pop chart, where it spent one week at number two., and two weeks atop the Billboard Easy Listening chart in October and November 1962. "Only Love Can Break a Heart" also reached number 16 on the Billboard R&B chart...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA AND Terry Smith ('63)
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jon Pearl ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia;
14 - Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents), Rebekah Mansfield of TX;
18 - The late Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 11, 1942 - The
Battle of Bukit Timah was fought in
February 11, 1943 - General
Dwight David Eisenhower was selected to command the
allied armies in
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Thursday, February 11, 1965 - Netball player Vicki Wilson was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.|
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 02/08/15:
|“If I may be pardoned
for suggesting the obvious, I do so only because the obvious is not
observed in so many instances. The obvious includes four imperatives
with reference to children: Love them, Teach them, Respect them, Pray
with them and for them.”
Thanks so much, Daniel!
From My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX - 02/11/15, 9:26 AM:
Rebekah's birthday is on the
ARGHH! How can this be?!? I'm so sorry, Megan! Thank you for letting me know! I'll perform a little revisionist history now.....
There. All done. Shhh! No one will ever know!
From Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA - 01/03/15 - via snail mail to IL and arriving here in NC on 01/31/15:
I'm sure you will enjoy reading about the paperboys of Newport News. The Daily Press is moving to the upscale Oyster Point Area.
My paperboys were Johnny Mooney ('63) (d. before 2001), then his brother, Joe ('65) (22 Oct 1946 - 30 Oct 2001), Paul Martin, and Rocky Gary ('64). They collected a few coins a week and punched the payment card. I'd keep them talking at the door as long as possible.
I lived in the Riverside Apartments. That was the legal name. Everyone called the four brick buildings Shipyard Apartments, though. I could see the busy 46th Street and Washington Avenue gate from our windows.
Happy New Year
P.S. My birthday is Dec. 30. I don't
have birthdays anymore. Gifts, cards, and calls are still appreciated.
"From the early 1940s to 1962 the Hilling boys
of North End in Newport News,
Jackson School and
Newport News High School were the sales
representatives of the Daily Press at the
46th Street gate of the Newport News
Shipyard. We sold the newspapers to the workers as they started
their 7 a.m. shift Monday through Saturday. The tradition was started in
the early 1940s by our oldest brother Harry and brother Billy followed
him. Next in the order was our sister Mary Jane, but because selling the
newspapers was just something girls did not do back then (and she would
have been terrific at it), a family friend filled the gap until brother
Clarence was of age to take over. Upon Clarence's graduation brother
Charlie ('56) was at the gate, and when he graduated
I was the 'man.'
Thanks so much, Lucy!
That same article carried this concerning another of our subscribers, Ed Gwaltney ('46) of VA:
...Ed Gwaltney, now of Hampton but originally from Newport News, remembers the route he had as a paper boy for the Daily Press.
"My first customer was the 800 block of 20th Street. I delivered newspapers from the time I was old enough to be on a bicycle," he said. "I delivered the very first paper to Stuart Gardens when it was built."
Gwaltney, 86, is one of several readers who contacted the newspaper to share their thoughts about the Daily Press.
For some, delivering the newspaper was their first job...
Way to go, Ed!
From Mary Hutchingson Harvey ('__) of __ - 01/15/15 (but somehow hiding in my spam folder undetected...) - "Shipyard Apartments":
|Hello. I was trying to
research the Girls Club of Newport News, VA that I attended in the
sixties and early 70's and I came across your page.
I lived with my mom, dad, and sister in the Shipyard Apartments. We lived there probably from 1963 to about 1970 or '71.
I went to Jackson Elementary and, as an eighth grader, went to Newport News High School. I remember how big the high school was and that they called the eighth graders mice. I remember there being some racial tension which I never understood.
I had a black friend, but I was not allowed to invite her to my home. This did not seem unusual though because my mother never had anyone to our home.
I remember a white teacher throwing a trash can at a black kid and they said it caused a riot. I don't ever remember a riot. I never felt unsafe at Newport News High School. That is just what people said.
I do remember a fabulous math (or algebra maybe) teacher that I had there. She was so good and would be the last good math teacher I would ever have until I went through my first Master's Degree.
I saw that someone mentioned Calvary Baptist across from the elementary school. I did attend there also on a part-time basis.
My dad was gone most of the time in the military. When he returned from Vietnam in the early seventies, we moved to MS because he got stationed in Gulfport, MS.
There you have it, not many memories from Newport News High School. If you come across any references to the Girls Club down near 28th Street, I would love to find more information.
Oh! I do remember the dress code. Our skirts had to be fingertip length.
Mary Harvey, Maj, USAF, (ret)
P. S. My sister is older than I; when we attended we were Mary and Teresa Hutchingson.
WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Mary!
From Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA - 02/10/15 - "Mean girls":
|I graduated from NNHS in 1963. I
remember being happy and having so much fun.
I saw a TV show about meanness on Facebook among girls. Maybe I was naive.
Do you recall "personality books". It was a spiral notebook anyone could start. You began by writing the owner's name on the cover. A friend's name was written at the top of each page. The names were written in a column in back, with initials by each name. So, I could write on Sarah Puckett's page, for example, "Can't keep a secret, but is a faithful friend" - LP. When Sarah finally got the notebook, she could read all the comments and look up the writer, if she couldn't guess by the comment with the initials, and write a short comment on every page.
Did you do this? Were any mean? I just
thought it was as much fun as signing yearbooks. Wonder if any
Personality books survived the last 50 years.
Thanks again, Lucy! I'm sure I'm at least as naive as you, but I don't remember anyone's being mean at all. Our parents and teachers trained us better back then. We were taught to be nice to others. Nowadays that's considered "subjecting our values" with a resulting population of rude, inconsiderate people who think it's perfectly acceptable to say and do anything that comes to mind with no consideration for the feelings of others.
Admittedly my memory is shot, but I'm quite sure I was never exposed to any personality books! I would so love to hear more on this subject from others!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/10/15 - "How long have you been married?":
Just in time for
How long have you been married?
A group of women were at a seminar on how
to live in a loving relationship with their husband.
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 02/10/15:
|AMEN and AMEN! Thank you, Cheryl!|
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 02/09/15 - "Valentine's Day Is About Love Not Lovers":
Valentine's Day Is About Love Not Lovers
by Dr. Karen Gail Lewis
When you think about Valentine's Day, do you feel pleasure? Grief?
Anger? If you are single, Valentine's Day, along with New Years, are the
two most hated holidays. Too many single women say they "hide out" on
In fact, there is no agreed upon origin. There are numerous stories about
the man Valentine and the holiday of love. They range from Roman days to
honor the god Lupercus, to Emperor Claudius forbidding marriage, to Pope
Gelasium turning a pagan game of romance into a game about saints.
|“Go see that turkey
for yourself, and see for yourself why you shouldn't see it.”
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/23/15 - "20 Weird Facts I'll Bet You Didn't Know (#11 in a series of 20)":
Believe it or not, I actually knew some of these facts!
WOWZERS! Thank you, Haul Party!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI (soon to be VA) - 01/30/15 - "Priceless Pets (#11 in a series of 22)":
She’s discovered a comfy sofa
BONUS BROKEN HEART CROCHET PATTERN:
BONUS BROKEN HEART RECIPES:
|Love Hurts: Recipes for a Broken Heart|
FINALLY:From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/09/15:
Q: What rock group has four men that don't sing?
A: Mount Rushmore.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, March 11, 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.|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/13/15
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Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Music by Burt Bacharach (b. 12 May 1928)
Words by Hal David (b. 25 May 1921)
"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 ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09