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02/27/12 - NNHS Newsletter
True Love Ways

ďThose whom true love has held, it will go on holding.Ē

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(3 B. C - 65 A. D.)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's Newsletter theme is being revisited from 2006:

BONUS - - True Love Ways - Buddy Holly


"True Love Ways" is a song co-written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty and recorded with the Ray Ellis orchestra in October 1958, four months before the singer's death. It was first released on the posthumous "The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 2" (Coral 57326/757326, March 1960). The song became a 1960 hit in Britain.

In some versions of the song, audio shows Holly preparing to sing and record, it starts with "Yeah, we're rolling," said by Norman Petty's wife, who also played on Buddy Holly's song "Everyday." A piano player and a tenor saxophone player start to play some notes, Holly mutters "Okay," and clears his throat. The producer yells "Quiet, boys!" to everyone else in the room, and at the very end of the talkback, the Producer says "Pitch, Ernie" to signal the piano player to give Holly his starting note, a B-flat.

Buddy Holly wrote "True Love Ways" for his wife, Maria Elena Holly as a wedding gift. On April 29, 2011, Maria Elena Holly unveiled the never before seen "True Love Ways" photo of their wedding kiss, now displayed at P.J. Clarke's above Table 53, the very table where they became engaged while on their first date, on June 20, 1958.[2]


     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/27/12 - "Excuses, Excuses...":

   Apart from the two most recent Memorial Editions, you may have noticed a deafening silence coming from me for the last six or seven days.  There are several reasons for this.  Primarily I've had a massive tummy ache for that entire time (and perhaps several days prior to that as well) and haven't felt like doing diddly-squat.  In spite of this, I found myself attending some awesome meetings, visiting with friends, having company for dinner (yea, verily - I've been cooking and baking large dinners - no, really!), and going to others' homes for even yummier dinners.  This was all complicated by the fact to which I alluded once or twice that those last two Memorial Editions exacted a large toll from my emotional stores.  In other words, what you've had here was  an emotionally distraught  Social Butterfly with    a persistent tummy ache.

   I'd like to tell you that's all over now, but I know for a fact I'll be gone all morning AND all afternoon tomorrow, so... yeah.....


     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/27/12 - "Upcoming Adventure": 

   We learned Wednesday that our awesome         #2 Son, Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of TX) and   #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany (Winona Harty - Siuslaw HS, OR - '94 of TX) want to see us so badly (no, seriously! ) that they're flying us down to El Paso in the VERY near future for a 14-day visit!  I know; can you believe it?!?  I'll be able to email y'all any pertinent Typhoon obituaries, but even Memorial Editions must wait until my return.  More about this exciting story as the time approaches even nearer than it already is.....


     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/27/12 - (Hey, It's all about ME, right?!? ) - "Redesign of Newsletters Page": 

   Okay, I got a little carried away with this, and by November or December I might have to rethink it, but meanwhile to help you see at a glance what you might be missing (and to determine whether or not I might actually have something under consideration), I've made a couple of major changes in this Primary Link to All Things Happy and Sad.

   First I added that happy little Bookmark character to remind you to bookmark that page for fast and easy reference.  The problem is that I can only send out ONE announcement a day.  My massive ego being what it is, I'm conceited enough to think I can actually crank out a little bit more and a little bit more before I announce the Newsletters.  This is not a good thing, and a cure seems still in the distance, so if you check here first, you can see what's happening.  Just click on the happy book.

   When you do, you'll discover a completely different look.  Whenever possible, the links to the Memorial Editions now carry images to help you.

   I hope these changes will make and keep us all very happy.


     Happy Birthday today to     Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND       Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND     My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Wayne Agee ('58) of FL!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -
Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to  Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;

01 - Alan Cohen ('57) AND   Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;

04 -   The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) - 1922 - (deceased - 04/19/05) AND   Roland McCoy (June '45) of VA;

05 -   Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND    Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND   Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

February 27, 1942 - During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied strike force was defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies.

February 27, 1943 - The Rosenstrasse protest started in Berlin.

Tuesday, February 27, 1962 - Actor Adam Baldwin was born in Winnetka, Illinois.

Tuesday, February 27, 1962 - Actor Grant Show was born in Detroit, Michigan.

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/26/12 - "A picture of long ago....":

My 7th Grade class at Walter Reed Elementary, 25th Street and Wickham Avenue, Newport News.  Mrs. McFall was the teacher.  A long time ago but some very fond memories.   I know some have passed on but would love to hear from any that remember the class.  Please feel free to give them my email address:



   WOWZERONI! I had Mrs. Bessie Bivins McFall for English and Music in the seventh grade at Walter Reed School myself! Thanks so much for this treasure, Wayne!

   Hey, wait a minute! You didn't tell me who they are! That's not fair - I was only five years old! I didn't even KNOW you guys! Okay, Mrs. McFall is a given.  I'm 75% sure I could pick out a couple of others, but I have to think I called you and Tom Sparkman correctly - yes??

   I've added this gem to our Archive on the Walter Reed page - where some other little darlings from other classes still await identification:

Mrs. Bessie McFall's Seventh Grade Class
(NNHS Class of 1958)
FRONT ROW: _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____;

SECOND ROW:  _____ _____, _____ _____, Wayne Agee, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____;

THIRD ROW: Mrs. Bessie McFall, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____;

BACK ROW: _____ _____, _____ _____, Tom Sparkman, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____,  and _____ _____.

   Okay, y'all - we need help with the captions, and Wayne is looking forward to hearing from you.

   "Anyone? Anyone?

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 02/26/12 - "Jukebox Fun!":

This is fun. It's sort of a "Jukebox Time Machine" of music. The link below connects to a great site! The right hand column shows the best 20 hits of the years 1940 - 1999 via a Jukebox. Click on a year, wait a few seconds, and a Jukebox will appear showing you 20 hits from that year to select from. You can play all 20 hits, or.. click on just those that you like. If you're still bored, there are two more columns with fabulous surprises awaiting you! Enjoy the ride!

   WOWZERS! How cool is this?!? Thanks so much, Norris Sweetie!

From - 02/21/12 - "10 Success Killers":

The 10 Assumptions That Kill Success

By Jim M. Allen

One of the biggest factors affecting whether or not a person will fail or succeed at any particular endeavor is the belief he holds in his mind when he embarks on it. My experience as a life coach is that most people have a remarkable knack for making assumptions about their goals that are just incredibly, wildly, mind-bogglingly incorrect. These assumptions, in addition to being incorrect, serve to enhance people's fears and insecurities, deflating their dreams and sounding a death knell for the success they seek.

I've also found that by tackling these assumptions head on and focusing on the truth, people can change their starting beliefs and greatly improve their chances of being successful in everything they do.

Here are the ten deadliest assumptions that I've encountered. Consider this a "most-wanted" list of killer assumptions to avoid.

1. I Know Exactly What's Going On
Warning! If you find yourself saying or thinking this, it's time to stop and ask a few more questions. And then a few more.
Obviously, at some time you have stop asking questions and start taking action, but that should only happen once you have both a respectable level of confidence in what you are about to do and an understanding that your knowledge of any situation will always be, in some way, limited.

Invariably, the moment at which you think you see everything is usually the moment at which you have the smallest field of vision. Recheck your facts, get more information, and then proceed.

2. I Have a Foolproof Plan
No plan is foolproof. At best, you might have a plan that is "fool-resistant," and only a fool has just one plan. Chuck this assumption fast, and get to work on plans B, C, and D. Consider worst-case scenarios and as many "what-ifs" as time will allow.

3. I Don't Need (or Can't Get) Help
Success does not occur in a vacuum. Very few truly "solitary" successes (those who created success on their own, without the help of others) can be found in history. A second opinion, a spare set of hands, and a fresh perspective seldom go amiss.

If you think you don't need help, then you probably do (reread assumption 1). If you think you can't get help, I'd encourage you to ask first and then decide. If you're not sure where to go, start by visiting your local library, college, or telephone directory.

4. I Don't Have the Education
Ideas put to action create success, not diplomas. There are plenty of high school and college dropouts who are wildly successful, so stop using this excuse to delay getting started on your endeavors.

If you absolutely must have a formal "education," there are many ways to get one. They may not be traditional means, but they can be just as effective.

5. I Don't Have the Money
Not having the money now does not mean that you cannot get the money in the future. Rather than focusing on what you lack, focus on how you can save, earn, or borrow what you need.

6. I Don't Have the Time
Actually, you have all the time in the world. You may need to reschedule some things, change priorities, and stop doing other things, but you'll never have more time than you do right now. What are you waiting for?

7. I Am Too Old (or Not Old Enough)
You're only "too old" when you're dead. If you're old enough to worry about being old enough, then trust me, you're old enough.

8. I Am Being Unrealistic
Some of the greatest successes ever are the ones that were thought to be the least realistic. Dream big. Be bold. Let the critics debate whether it's realistic or not, while you make it happen.

9. I Don't Deserve to Be Successful
Well, if you don't, who does? And anyway, what if you're wrong? Why not just go ahead and find out? You may just have a surprise (and a success) headed your way.

10. Nobody Understands What I Am Trying to Do
Maybe nobody you know now understands, but look around, and you'll find a world full of wonderful people who, just like you, are each struggling to create success in their own ways. Open up and share your dreams with them, and you'll soon find more supporters than you can count!

Don't let these self-limiting beliefs get in the way of your success. Face them head on and achieve more than you thought possible!

About the Author:
Jim M. Allen, "The Big Idea Coach," is a professional life and business coach with clients from around the world who are ready to make their small ideas big and their big ideas real.

** This article is one of 101 great articles that were published in 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life. To get complete details on "101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life", visit


RECIPE BONUS: - Cola Pot Roast - "What's the secret to this hearty Cola Pot Roast? The cola, of course! It adds richness to the sauce. This tender, flavorful pot roast will impress your gang time after time!"

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/06/12 - "Recent Solar Storms Trigger Beautiful Auroras (#6 in a Series of 12)":

OOOH! Thanks, Shari!



From - 02/26/12:

Women are the quickest to learn the three Rís. This is Rís, thatís Rís, everythingís Rís. 


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Wednesday, April 11, 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.

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 02/20/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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


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True Love Ways

Co-Written by Buddy Holly (07 Sept 1936 Ė 03 Feb 1959) and Norman Petty (25 May 1927 Ė 15 Aug 1984)

Recorded by Buddy Holly, 1958 (though not released until 1960)
(07 Sept 1936 Ė 03 Feb 1959)

Yes you know why
Why you and I
Will by and by
Know true love ways.

Sometimes we'll sigh
Sometimes we'll cry
And we'll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways.

Throughout the days
Our true love ways
Will bring us joy to share
With those who really care.

Sometimes we'll sigh
Sometimes we'll cry
And we'll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways.

(Instrumental Interlude)

Throughout the days
Our true love ways
Will bring us joy to share
With those who really care.

Sometimes we'll sigh
Sometimes we'll cry
And we'll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways.

"True Love Ways" midi (sequenced by Ray Barclay) courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/06/06
Thanks, Dave!

"True Love Ways" lyrics courtesy of 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of 02/06/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Pink "I Give You My Love" Heart clip art courtesy of - 04/04/05

Single Pink Rose clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 02/26/06

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

Animated Monarch Butterfly courtesy of ??? - 09/01/05

Image of Froggy with Tummy Ache courtesy of - 02/27/12

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

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!

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

Animated Bookmark clip art courtesy of - 02/22/12

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

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

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

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