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03/05/18 - NNHS Newsletter - The Zoo

At 11:30 at night, there is probably no more
exciting place in the world than Times Square.

- James Goldston

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

     Oh, looky. It's another Scorpions song! And it's all about New Yawk City!! Now that's a win-win! 

BONUS - The Zoo - Scorpions, Live


"The Zoo" is a song by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, written by band members Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and Klaus Meine (vocals). It first appeared on the band's 1980 album Animal Magnetism.The song has been featured on a few of Scorpions "Best-Of" compilations, including Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years, Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions, the box set Box of Scorpions and a re-recorded version for the Comeblack album. The song was released as a single in 1980 but had limited chart success, peaking at #75 in the UK.

Although the song performed poorly on the charts, it is a critically acclaimed heavy metal song. One critic notes "The Zoo" is both "ominously slow and melodically accessible," with a key element being the "Berlin burlesque vocal melody."[1] Schenker wrote much of the song's music during the band's first tour of the United States in 1979. When Meine first heard Schenker's riff, it reminded him of the band's earlier visit to a street in New York City, which was humorously called a "zoo."[1] Meine later composed the song's lyrics, which contain references to city streets - most notably, New York's 42nd Street.


From MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 02/28/18, 10:55 PM:

  My sister Genee' Nelson with her daughter, Stacey Pierce. Stacey passed unexpectedly today - I love these people so much.

   OH, NO! I'm so sorry, but thank you for sharing this heartbreaking news, MaeLea! You have our sincerest sympathies.



   Happy Birthday today to  Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND  Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND  Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -  The late Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) (deceased 05/26/16);

08 -    The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38) (deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of   Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of Steve Burns ('65) of MN;

Pat Burke ('57) AND  Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND  Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA!

10 -   Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA;

11 - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND  Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND  Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA AND Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 



March 05, 1933 - Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party received 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allowed the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.

March 05, 1940 - Members of Soviet politburo signed an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.

March 05, 1942 - The United States Navy Seabees were established.

March 05, 1943 - The first flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.

March 05, 1943 - Germany called fifteen and sixteen year olds for military service due to war losses.

March 05, 1944 - The Red Army began the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.


Monday, March 05, 1968 - The 7th Prime Minister of Hungary, Gordon Bajnai, was born György Gordon Bajnai in Szeged, Hungary.

Monday, March 05, 1968 - The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, was born Theresa Anne Villiers in Lambeth, London, England.

“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/05/18:

   Thank you, Joan!


   From Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 03/03/18 - "York County Sheriffs Deputy Johnny Mercer ('67): 49 Years":


 Thank you, Al!

Johnny! Well done!  

York County Deputy Johnny Mercer runs traffic radar from his motorcycle on Rt.17 Tuesday February 27, 2018. After 30 years on the Newport News police force he retired and began working as a sheriff deputy in York County for a total of 49 years in law enforcement.
Photos by Rob Ostermaier / Daily Press
Copyright © 2018, Daily Press

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 03/04/18:

   BOY HOWDY! Thank you, Jean!

 From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/04/18:

   Thanks, Joyce!

“Let's bring it up to date with some snappy nineteenth century dialogue.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/12/18 - "ONE WORD ESSAYS ... Beautiful!" (#15 in a Series of 26):

  May your troubles be less...

May your blessings be more...

May nothing but happiness come through your door.

   Thank you, Wayne!


Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - "Meet New York's Queen of Crochet -- she leaves city in stitches from walls to Wall Street"

Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - "Street Artist Olek Crochet-Bombs Astor Place Cube in New York City"

Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - " 'I Yarn-Bombed This' - An insatiable crocheter makes sweaters for bikes, teapots, and entire apartments."


NYC Skyline Afghan


Looking for New York recipes? - "Allrecipes has more than 70 trusted New York recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."



1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -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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  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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The Zoo

Written by Rudolf Schenker (b. 31 Aug 1948) and Klaus Meine (b. 25 May 1948)

Recorded by Scorpions, 1979

The job is done, I go out
Another boring day
I leave it all behind me now
So many worlds away

I meet my girl, she's dressed to kill
And all we're going to do
Is walk around to catch the thrill
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

Enjoy the zoo
And walk down 42nd Street
You want to be excited too
And you will feel the heat

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

"The Zoo" midi courtesy of - 03/05/13

"The Zoo" lyrics courtesy of - 02/19/10

First Image of New York City's 42nd Street courtesy of - 03/05/10

Second Image of New York City's 42nd Street courtesy of - 03/05/10

Animated Sparkling Theater Lights clip art courtesy of - 05/22/03

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

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

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

"Congratulations" clip art courtesy of - well, I dunno, but it's been in my files since 05/07/15

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of  - 05/23/16

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From - 03/04/18:

"The letter 'W' is the most dangerous letter in the alphabet, because all worries start with 'W'.... Who, Why, What, When, Which, Whom, Where, War, Wine, Whisky, and Wealth."

"You're forgetting one."

"Really? Which one?"