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03/08/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Baby, It's You

In true love the smallest distance is too great,
and the greatest distance can be bridged.

- Hans Nouwens

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme is being repeated from exactly three years ago today, and this time, my time saving device actually worked - WHOO-HOO!

BONUS #1 - - Baby It's You - The Shirelles

BONUS #2 - - Baby It's You - The Beatles


     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/07/09, 5:29 PM - "URGENT PRAYER REQUEST NEEDED":

We have a major set-back...Fred has developed pneumonia and his heart is not working as it should....the doctor is very aggressive in treating this is very serious...and we need prayers more now than ever.

     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/07/09, 11:22 PM - "update on Fred 11:15 pm":

Fred is very tired and running a fever. He has two bacterial infections in his lungs and the doctors are very aggressive in his treatment. His fever was 103 earlier this evening, but seemed to be breaking down because he broke out in a sweat. We haven't been home very long, but we're waiting to call the hospital back around midnight...his nurse was going to call the surgeon and get more instructions for medications.

When his fever is high and when he has low oxygen along with the morphine, he is easily confused. The kids worked with him very hard to cough up as much as he could...he follows directions better from them than me....they are much harder dealing out the instructions...and Fred tries to get by with me.

His condition is very serious...and prayers are needed. Thanks so much for all your really helps us, his family, deal with the problems.....


   YOWZERONI!!! The prayers are re-doubling, Janice - thanks for letting us know!

     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/08/09, 8:48 AM - "Praise God":

To my prayer warriors....
Just spoke with Fred's nurse and GOOD NEWS....he is MUCH better....oxygen level is where they want it.....fever is low grade.....he's able to cough better....the antibiotics ARE FINALLY working. 
Let's praise God for his blessings and continue to pray for Fred's recovery. 
He knows how many wonderful people are praying for him and he is touched.
Love to all of you....Janice

   WONDERFUL NEWS! Thanks again, Janice!


   Happy Birthday today to:
08 -
Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs ('38) of VA - 1921 (deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of
       Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of    Steve Burns ('65) of MN!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Patrick Burke ('57) AND   Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND   Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
10 -
  Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA;

11 - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND   Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND  Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA;

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

15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

  From Steve Burns ('65) of MN - 03/07/09:

Hi Carol,

Many thanks for including mother’s birthday. She loved the news. {by the way, for your records, mine is Feb 6} She’s 84 now, still living on her own. She broke her foot last year but is otherwise really healthy and, as always, will tell you what she really thinks at the drop of a hat. Best to you.

   Thanks, Steve, I'm so glad she liked it! I can scarcely believe you let me go all these years without adding your birthday - which I see you share with my hero,   Jeb Stuart!

   So I've added it now at last:

   Happy Belated Birthday to you - and give your mama my love!

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/06/09 - "Coast Guardsmen Updates":


Here is the last one... Coast Guardsmen:

Lee Bonnell (Everett Leroy Bonnell) (real name)
Sid Caesar (Isaac Sidney Caesar) (real name)
Johnny Canepa (John Columbus Canepa) (real name)
Gower Champion (Gower Carlyle Champion) (real name, birth year correction)
    b. 22 June 1919 Geneva, IL
Jack Dempsey (William Harrison Dempsey) (real name)
Alan Hale, Jr. (Alan Hale MacKahan, Jr.) (real name, birth year correction)
    b. 8 March 1921 Los Angeles, CA
 Robert Horton (Meade Howard Horton, Jr.) (real name)
Tab Hunter (Arthur Andrew Kelm) (real name)
(Note - last name was changed when he was young. His parents divorced and his mother took back her maiden name and changed her children's last name to Gelien)
Victor Mature
(Victor John Mature) (real name and birth year correction)
    b. 29 January 1913 Louisville, KY
Richard Quine (Richard Harding Quine) (real name)
Robert Stevens (Robert F. Stevens) (real name - seeking middle)
(Note - Still searching as this one is a puzzle.  I have seen his birth and death all over the chart.  If he died 2 February 1998 then the correct info is...)
    b. 23 April 1934
    d. 2 February 1998 Davison, MI
Patrick Wayne (Patrick John Morrison) (real name)
Rudy Vallee (Hubert Prior Vallée) (real name and birth location correction)
    born in Island Pond, VT
Quentin R. Walsh (Quentin Robert Walsh) (middle name)
Gig Young (Bryon Elsworth Barr) (real name)

   Thanks so much, Eric! I actually have all of this group finished!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 03/07/09 - "RE:    Carl DeVard of IL":


I am so sad to hear of the loss of your friend. The pictures you were kind enough to put up shows he will be with us, still, through the many fine looking children he has left behind for a long time to come. Like you, he is blessed with family, each one a piece of him.

Linda May

   Thank you so much, Linda May! Carl's funeral was one of the most spiritual we've ever attended, and his children were as beautiful and delightful as ever.

  From Jean Baker Howell ('69) of VA - 03/07/09 - "Goodbye Saunders Stadium":


My husband, Bruce Howell, Class of 69, went down this morning and took some pictures of Saunders Stadium. 

He was told last week that the Navy will began tearing down the stadium because of unsafe conditions in the next 30 days.  Just thought some would like to know.

  Thank you, Jean - and thanks so much for these last images, Bruce!

Saturday, March 7, 2009
Images by Bruce Howell ('69) of VA
Thanks, Bruce!

   On the last reunion tour I took back in October, our friendly Pinkerton guard gave us this sad news. 

   When I moaned and groaned, he asked me, "Would you prefer that it collapse and injure or kill someone?"

   See it again while you can, kiddies!

From - 03/06/09 - "Memory and Learning":

Memory Training and Memory Improvement - Memory and Learning
By Brian E. Walsh, Feb. 26, 2009


Remembering is the storing and recalling of memories. It’s a biological process that involves dedicated brain structures. When a memory is encoded, it is dismembered and handed off to different parts of the brain for storage. Getting all these pieces back together is an inaccurate process. Hence re-membering is not perfect. Knowing that memories are formed in different categories, and that they move between categories, can help in developing strategies for improving memory and learning.

Utilize Memory Organization

There are two broad categories of memory—nonconscious and conscious—and each has subcategories.

Nonconscious implicit memory automatically stores experience and concepts and plays a role unconsciously in affecting perception and behavior. These memories are the basis for forming an individual’s view of society and his or her place in it.
Nonconscious muscle memory plays a role in the mechanical execution of a series of motions, as in riding a bike or playing a musical instrument, learned through repetition over time.
Conscious short-term memory is the working memory. It’s a place for stuff that you need to hang on to for only a short time. Maintaining information for only a few seconds, it enables us to remember a current thought, and so, for instance, take part in a conversation, keep a lecture in context as it progresses, or maintain the thread of a story or movie.
Conscious long-term memory, although stored in our unconscious mind, is memory of the events and facts that we can consciously recall and verbally describe. It includes that of words, symbols, and general knowledge about our perception of the workings of the world.

The brain links information unconsciously, and you can intentionally help to maximize this effect. As you perceive new input, match it as best as possible to material already in your memory by using images, sounds, key words, and concept maps. A vital ingredient for memory is reviewing, and it is effective only when done at specific times after absorbing the information, say, for instance, after one hour, one day, one week, and six months.

Manage Stress for Enhanced Learning

It is the management of emotions that gives learners greater command over their learning. Overwhelming stress has a detrimental effect. Researchers have evidence that high stress experienced by a pregnant woman can distress the fetus, resulting in learning difficulties for the child later in life. Among infants and toddlers, high and chronic levels of stress can make learning more difficult, perhaps even shrinking the part of the brain associated with memory.

Traumatic events and enduring stress can take a toll on a person’s physical and psychological health. The memory and accompanying negative emotions of a stressful incident or condition, at any point in life, can lay dormant for many years. When triggered by some later stressful event, they can evoke negative beliefs, desires, fantasies, compulsions, obsessions, addictions, or dissociations. This toxic brew can inhibit learning and memory and generally fracture human wholeness. Unless the person feels emotionally secure, it is almost impossible for the “thinking” parts of the brain (neocortex and frontal lobes) to function effectively. The metaphor I like to use is that of a clear pool of water with silt resting on the bottom. Imagine a bunch of kids getting into the pool and disturbing the silt. The pool will no longer be clear.

How can we overcome this condition? Here are a couple of suggestions. Take three slow, deep belly breaths. This has an immediate effect of slowing down the physiology and putting you back in balance. Another way to bring calm and balance to a stressful circumstance is to disassociate by imagining yourself in a helicopter, looking down at “you” in your situation. This perspective tends to remove emotion from the mix, and the perspective provides clarity.
Maximize Primacy and Recency Events

Imagine that I recite to you a list of 30 items. I then ask you to write them down after I finish. You would remember things that are:

at the beginning of the list
at the end of the list.

The remembering of the first and last items is helped by what is known, respectively, as their primacy and recency. Every study session has primacy and recency opportunities. If you study for one hour, then take a break, you get one of each. If you study for 25 minutes, take a short break, then study another 25 minutes, you get double the primacy and recency events. How great is that?

Stay Hydrated

If you are dehydrated by only five percent, your cognitive abilities are reduced by 30 percent. Of course, you may not notice this since it happens so gradually. Dehydration not only causes fuzzy thinking, but it is also a major cause of fatigue. When I begin a workshop, I ask everyone to drink some water and then take three deep belly breaths. The moisture coats the air sacs and enables more oxygen to enter the blood. The three breaths take this fresh, oxygenated blood directly to the brain.

** 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

Author's Bio

Brian E. Walsh, PhD, author of the best seller Unleashing Your Brilliance, is an international speaker based on Canada’s west coast. He completed a 30-year corporate career by heading up his company’s China operation in Beijing. He has also lived in Canada’s Arctic, where he served as a Justice of the Peace. He holds a commerce degree and a PhD in clinical hypnotherapy. His training includes detoxification acupuncture, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). Visit Brian’s Web site at

© Copyright by, Self Improvement Online, Inc.


   No joke today?!? WHAZUP WITH THAT?!?


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 23, 24, and 25, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion.  For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

4. Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/08/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                   Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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Baby It's You

Music by Burt Bacharach
(b. 12 May 1928)

Words by Mack David
(05 July 1912 - 30 Dec 1993)

and Luther Dixon (credited as Barney Williams)

(Originally recorded by The Shirelles, 1961)

(Recorded by The Beatles, February 11, 1963)

Sha la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la
It's not the way you smile that touched my heart.
(sha la la la la)
It's not the way you kiss that tears me apart.
Uh, oh, many, many, many nights go by,
I sit alone at home and I cry over you.
What can I do. Can't help myself, 'cause Baby, it's you. Baby, it's you.

You should hear what they say about you, "cheat," "cheat."
They say, they say you never never never ever been true. (cheat cheat)
Uh oh, It doesn't matter what they say, I know I'm gonna love you any old way.
What can I do, and it's true. Don't want nobody, nobody, 'cause baby, it's you.
(sha la la la la la la)
Baby, it's you. (sha la la la la la la)

Guitar Solo

Uh oh, It doesn't matter what they say, I know I'm gonna love you any old way.
What can I do, when it's true. Don't want nobody, nobody, 'cause baby, it's you.
(sha la la la la la la)
Baby, it's you. (sha la la la la la la) Don't leave me all alone

"Baby, It's You" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA – 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Baby, It's You" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!

 Animated Kissing Babies clip art courtesy of - 08/17/05

Animated Pastel Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/17/05

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

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!!

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!

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (restored 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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