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03/06/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Yakety Yak

Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up
with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster
than we speak. Probably so we can think twice

- Bill Watterson
(b. 05 July 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This silly song makes me smile - and it always has!

BONUS - - The Coasters


"Yakety Yak" is a song written, produced, and arranged by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for The Coasters and released on Atlantic Records in 1958, spending seven weeks as #1 on the R&B charts and a week as number one on the Hot 100 pop list.[1] This song was one of a string of singles released by The Coasters between 1957 and 1959 that dominated the charts, one of the biggest performing acts of the rock and roll era.[2]

The song is a "playlet," a word Stoller used for the glimpses into teenage life that characterized the songs Leiber and Stoller wrote and produced.[3] The lyrics describe the listing of household chores to a kid, presumably a teenager, the teenager's response ("yakety yak") and the parents' retort ("don't talk back") — an experience very familiar to a middle-class teenager of the day. Leiber has said the Coasters portrayed "a white kid’s view of a black person’s conception of white society."[2] The serio-comic street-smart “playlets” etched out by the songwriters were sung by the Coasters with a sly clowning humor, while the screaming saxophone of King Curtis filled in hot, honking bursts in the up-tempo doo-wop style. The group was openly theatrical in style—they were not pretending to be expressing their own experience.[4]

The threatened punishment for not taking out the garbage and sweeping the floor is, in the song's humorous lyrics:[5]

"You ain't gonna rock and roll no more,"

And the refrain is:

"Yakety yak; don't talk back."

   If you need help getting your act together so you can go rock and roll some more, by all means visit the  FlyLady, who has changed countless lives (including mine):


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  The late Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) (deceased - 26 May 2016)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

09 - 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;

13 -  Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law,    Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


March 06, 1945 - Cologne was captured by American Troops.


Monday, March 06, 1967 - Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defected to the United States.

Monday, March 06, 1967 - Ballet dancer and director Julio Bocca was born in the Munro neighborhood of the Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Monday, March 06, 1967 - Actress Connie Britton was born Constance Elaine Womack in Boston, Massachusetts.

Monday, March 06, 1967 - Actor and singer Shuler Hensley was born in Shuler Paul Hensley in Atlanta, Georgia.

Monday, March 06, 1967 - Author, educator, and founder of the Bedales School, John Haden Badley, (b. 21 Feb 1865 in Dudley, Worcestershire, West Midlands, England) died in the village of Steep, near the market town of Petersfield, Hampshirex, England shortly after his 102nd birthday.

Monday, March 06, 1967 - Actor and singer Nelson Eddy (b. Nelson Ackerman Eddy on 29 June 1901 in Providence, Rhode Island) died in Palm Beach, Florida of a cerebral hemorrage at the age of 65.

Monday, March 06, 1967 - Composer, linguist, and philosopher Zoltán Kodály (b. 16 Dec 1882 in Kecskemét, Hungary) died in Budapest, Hungary at the age of 84.

From My Friend, Roshana, of NC (now of TX) - 03/06/15:

“Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God's purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable.”

- Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004

Thanks so much, Roshana!

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/05/17 - "The Zoo Newsletter of March 5, 2017":

Greetings from Tampa Bay:
Thank you for the memorial posting on your website for the late David Lundquist. He was an honor graduate at University of Wilmington. His career with Pepsi Cola lead him to an executive position.
As soon as I receive the details of the upcoming Reunion for the Class of 1957, it will shared with you to consider placing it on your website.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan (’57) FL
Joseph Madagan

   Thanks so much, Adonis! While I was unable to find David's obituary, but I did locate links to those of his parents, so I placed those on his entry in the In Memoriam page for your class. I was struck by how long they lived as opposed to their son, who was only 66 at his death.

   I'll be looking forward to those reunion details. Y'all have fun!

David Lundquist 21 Nov 1938
14 Feb 2005
Middle River, MD
Homeroom 216

Science Club: President
Science Club: Letter
Behavior Code Committee
Chess Club
Senior Pennant Committee
Homeroom: Vice-President
Nelms Honor Scroll
National Honor Society

University of Wilmington

  Mother: Lillian Howe Lundquist - d. 22 May 1994, age 92

Father: Eugene "Doc" Lundquist - d. 01 Feb 1998 - age 90

Fall of 1956

     From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 03/04/17:

  I just ran a 5K in 28 degrees with a head wind of 25 mph for a wind chill of 19 degrees and I placed first in my age group!! WOOT!! (I may very well have been the only person in my age group, but hey!)

     WOWZERONI! You rock, Charis!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 03/05/16:


“There is a statue of limitation.”

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/27/17 - "Good Stuff (#6 in a Series of 19)":


GOOD STUFF, INDEED! Thank you, Shari!


BONUS CLEAN OUT YOUR YARN SCRAP BASKET CROCHET PATTERNS: - Don't Throw Away Your Leftover Yarn -- Crochet With It! - "If scrap yarn is accumulating in your yarn stash, you’ll appreciate these free scrap yarn patterns for crochet. Find a variety of different projects and patterns that can be crocheted using yarns left over from other projects." - How to Crochet a Shawl from Scrap Yarn: A Pretty Stash Busting Crochet Project by - "I don’t know about you, but I find my scrap yarn pile grows at an alarming rate. If I finish a project and there’s still some yarn left I end up stashing it away 'just in case.' How could I part with these lovely leftovers? If you find yourself in the same situation as me than this stash busting shawl might be the perfect solution. It’s a fun, colorful way to put small amounts of yarn to good use." - Shelby Allaho's Blossom Necklace - "Make a stunning Blossom Necklace like this free crochet pattern. It's lightweight and a great way to use up your leftover yarn. Using a few different stitches you can have this necklace ready to wear in no time."

BONUS CLEAN OUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR RECIPES: - Everyday Leftovers - "Looking for recipes that will use up your leftovers? Allrecipes has more than 770 trusted recipes for everyday leftovers complete with ratings, reviews and ......" - Leftover Recipes, Planned or Not - "Using leftovers well is one of the best ways to save money in the kitchen. Wasting food isn't an option in this economy! Use leftovers in these quick and easy, delicious recipes, including Risotto Cakes with Tomato Sauce and Baked Turkey Sandwiches." - Use Up Leftovers! - "Simply choose up to 3 ingredients or flavors, and BigOven will tell you what you can make!"

FINALLY: From - 03/05/17:

Q. What do you call a snowman in Florida?

A. Water.


1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: and CONTACT:

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/19/17

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   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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Yakety Yak

Words and Music by: Jerry Leiber (25 Apr 1933 – 22 Aug 2011) and Mike Stoller (b. 13 Mar 1933)

Recorded by
The Coasters,  1958

Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spendin' cash
If you don't scrub that kitchen floor
You ain't gonna rock and roll no more

Yakety yak (don't talk back)

Just finish cleanin' up your room
Let's see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight
Or you don't go out Friday night

Yakety yak (don't talk back)

You just put on your coat and hat
And walk yourself to the Laundromat
And when you finish doin' that
Bring in the dog and put out the cat
Yakety yak (don't talk back)

<chiefly sax instrumental>

Don't you give me no dirty looks
Your father's hip; he knows what cooks
Just tell your hoodlum friend outside
You ain't got time to take a ride

Yakety yak (don't talk back)

Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak

Yakety yak, yakety yak

"Yakety Yak" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Yakety Yak" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Dishes in Sink Image courtesy of - 02/24/05

Paper Towels Image courtesy of - 02/24/05

Broom Image courtesy of - 02/24/05

Brush and Dust Pan Image courtesy of – 02/24/05

Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/24/05

dy Cartoon courtesy of - 10/13/11

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

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!

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's (MD) Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08 

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

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

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