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03/06/18 - 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 - Yakety Yak - 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 05/26/16)! 

   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;

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.


Tuesday, March 06, 1968 - Three rebels were executed by Rhodesia, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation.

Tuesday, March 06, 1968 - Actress and director Moira Kelly was born in Queens, New York.

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

   Thank you, Joan!


From My Granddaughter, Becca Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '17) of IL - 03/05/18, 8:09 PM:

  I received my mission call today!!! I will be serving in the Alpine German Speaking Mission for 18 months. I will report to the England Missionary Training Center (MTC) on July 18, 2018.
  WOWZERONI! Thank you, Becca!  

This means we'll have two granddaughters serving missions at the same time!

   This means we'll have two granddaughters serving missions at the same time!   Ashlee Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta - '16) of Alberta) began serving an 18-month mission in the Tennessee Nashville Mission in January!

   Becca's sister,   Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14 - of UT), just returned from serving an 18-month mission in the Washington Yakima Mission on December 19. Their older brother, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10 - of IL), had previously served a two-year mission in the Germany Frankfurt Mission.

“There is a statue of limitation.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan 1974)

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/12/18 - "ONE WORD ESSAYS ... Beautiful!" (#16 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!




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From - 03/05/18:

Tax collector: "It is your duty as a citizen to pay taxes, and we expect you to pay them with a smile."

Taxpayer (grinning widely): "Wonderful! I thought you expected me to pay them with cash!"


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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/21/18

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

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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

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

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

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

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