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03/30/14 - NNHS Newsletter
Sweet Nothin's

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings
to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.


 -
Percy Bysshe Shelley
(04 Aug 1792 - 08 July 1822)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   How about a Golden Oldie from 1959?

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWgyum5fjJc - Sweet Nothin's - Brenda Lee

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfJ-q0VFe_g - Sweet Nothin's - Brenda Lee


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Nothin%27s:  

Sweet Nothin's is a 1959 song by Brenda Lee. Written by Ronnie Self.[1] It peaked at No.4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.12 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 1960.[2] The song also charted on the UK singles chart in 1960, peaking at No.4...[3]


NEWS FLASH:

     NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags are now available from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store for only $3.89!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - www.raglandtradingpost.com - and snag yours today!

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to the late  Alex Nicol (February '49) (deceased 02/23/12) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND       Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND    Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA AND    Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 - Harold Smith ('57) AND   Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA;

04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of FL;

06  Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 30, 1939 - The Heinkel He 100 fighter set a world airspeed record of 463 mph (745km/h).

March 30, 1940 - Sino-Japanese War: Japan declared Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Jingwei.

March 30, 1941 - The German Afrika Korps under General Erwin Rommel began its first offensive against British forces in Libya.  

March 30, 1944 - Allied bombers conducted their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria.

March 30, 1944 - Allied bombing raid on Nuremberg: Along the English eastern coast 795 aircraft were dispatched, including 572 Lancasters, 214 Halifaxes and 9 Mosquitos. The bombers met resistance at the coasts of Belgium and the Netherlands from German fighters. In total, 95 bombers were lost, making it the largest RAF Bomber Command loss of World War II.

March 30, 1944 -
The U.S. fleet attacked Palau, near the Philippines.


March 30, 1945 -
Soviet Union forces invaded Austria and took Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberated Gdańsk and Danzig.

March 30, 1945 - A defecting German pilot delivered a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to the Americans.

March 30, 1946 - The Allies seized 1,000 Nazis attempting to revive the Nazi party in Frankfurt.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Sunday, March 30, 1964 - Jeopardy!, hosted by Art Fleming debuted.

Sunday, March 30, 1964 - Footballer Vlado Bozinovski was born in Ohrid, SR Macedonia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Sunday, March 30, 1964 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Tracy Chapman was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

Sunday, March 30, 1964 - Ice hockey player David Ellett was born David George John Ellett in Cleveland, Ohio.

Sunday, March 30, 1964 - Triathlete and cyclist Sigurd Haveland was born in Gibraltar.

Sunday, March 30, 1964 - Actor Ian Ziering was born Ian Andrew Ziering in Newark, New Jersey.

Sunday, March 30, 1964 - Nurse and author Nella Larsen (b. Nellie Walker on April 23, 1891 in Chicago, Illinois) died in Brooklyn, New York two weeks before her 73rd birthday


          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC (en route to CA by way of MA and NY) - 03/29/14:

Here we are near Niagara Falls!
 
     AWW! Thanks, Dale!

Sweet Nothin's, fer shure!

   Umm, sandals in the snow?? You're not in California yet!

   We really miss you and your baby chicks!

Gracie (the Lyons' dog) and Dale Diana and Dale
     


          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 03/30/14 - "Back to the Ice!":

Holy icesheets, Batman... Got to ice skate today after not being able to do since late May 2013 out in the West Texas town of El Paso. What a great time! And let it be known that I absolutely smoked the Canadian skaters who were there today... No contest!
 
The Rink Brent Brent and Laura Hunter and Brent Alexandria
         
  
   EXCELLENT! Thanks, Brent! So - you beat the Canadians at their own game, eh? Wait a minute! Canadians?? That's your bride and her children of whom you speak! OOPS!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/29/14 - "What was a clothesline?":

FUNNY, BUT QUITE TRUE, WE ARE PROBABLY THE LAST GENERATION THAT WILL REMEMBER WHAT A CLOTHES LINE WAS and recognize the long wooden pole (clothes pole) that was used to push the clotheslines up so that longer items (sheets/pants/etc.) didn't brush the ground and get dirty. I can hear my mother now...

I still remember how nice it was to go to bed on nice clean sheets that had been hung on the clothes line to dry.

Great memories for some of us! It is the poem at the end that's the best!

THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHESLINES:

1. You had to hang the socks by the toes...NOT the top.

2. You hung pants by the BOTTOM/cuffs... NOT the waistbands.

3. You had to WASH the clothesline(s) before hanging any clothes - walk the entire length of each line with a damp cloth around the lines.

4. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order, and always hang "whites" with "whites," and hang them first.

5. You NEVER hung a shirt by the shoulders - always by the tail! What would the neighbors think?

6. Wash day on a Monday! NEVER hang clothes on the weekend, or on Sunday, for Heaven's sake!

7. Hang the sheets and towels on the OUTSIDE lines so you could hide your "unmentionables" in the middle (perverts & busybodies, y'know!)

8. It didn't matter if it was sub-zero weather....clothes would "freeze-dry".

9. ALWAYS gather the clothes pins when taking down dry clothes! Pins left on the lines were "tacky"!

10. If you were efficient, you would line the clothes up so that each item did not need two clothes pins, but shared one of the clothes pins with the next washed item.

11. Clothes off of the line before dinner time, neatly folded in the clothes basket, and ready to be ironed.

12. IRONED??!! Well, that's a whole OTHER subject!


And now a POEM...

A clothesline was a news forecast,
To neighbors passing by,
There were no secrets you could keep,
When clothes were hung to dry..

It also was a friendly link,
For neighbors always knew
If company had stopped on by,
To spend a night or two.

For then you'd see the "fancy sheets
And towels" hung upon the line;
You'd see the "company table cloths",
With intricate designs.

The line announced a baby's birth,
From folks who lived inside,
As brand new infant clothes were hung,
So carefully with pride!

The ages of the children could,
So readily be known.
By watching how the sizes changed,
You'd know how much they'd grown!

It also told when illness struck,
As extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe too,
Haphazardly were strung.

It also said, "On vacation now",
When lines hung limp and bare.
It told, "We're back!" when full lines sagged,
With not an inch to spare!

New folks in town were scorned upon,
If wash was dingy and gray,
As neighbors carefully raised their brows,
And looked the other way.

But clotheslines now are of the past,
For dryers make work much less.
Now what goes on inside a home,
Is anybody's guess!

I really miss that way of life,
It was a friendly sign
When neighbors knew each other best...
By what hung on the line.

   Thanks, Dools!   As you know, though, clotheslines are one of the things for which I decidedly do NOT entertain any nostalgic fondness! I remember all too well.

   I vastly prefer sleeping on sheets that have been fluffed soft in a dryer to those tossed in the wind, and which run the risk of having bird droppings or puffs of soot attached to them.

   I would also strongly take issue with #8. Once when I was in high school, I procrastinated doing my laundry one day too late. Against my mother's advice of warning, I washed a dozen blouses (by hand on a scrub board in the bathroom sink). As predicted, a hard freeze came. As I was retrieving my stiffened blouses from the line, I broke one of them in half! I was not amused.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/27/14 - "10 Social Manners for Children":
 

  What would you add to this list of basic etiquette?

   EXCELLENT! Thank you, Susan! Would a ban on rude sarcastic remarks, back-talking, and eyeball-rolling go without saying?

 
 


     From Me ('65) of NC - 03/29/14 - "To Do List":
 

 
 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/08/14 - "Hand Paintings? (#4 in a series of 16)":

  COOL BEANS! Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/28/14 - "Who Knew? (#1 in a series of 25)":

  WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!
 
 


BONUS SWEET NOTHING CROCHET PATTERN:

Two-Inch Flower Crochet Patterns - "This flower is one of my favorite designs included on our list of easy crochet flower patterns. It's a sweet nothing of a little flower that's quick to crochet. My sample flower measures a little less than two inches, and it's only two rounds. Of course, if you crochet this pattern, your flower may turn out to be a different size, depending on the materials you use. I used a baby yarn to crochet my sample flower. If you'd like your flower to be bigger, you can use a thicker yarn. If you want a really tiny flower, use crochet thread or embroidery floss to make a miniature version."


BONUS SWEET NOTHINGS RECIPES:

Sweet Nothings in the Kitchen


REMINDER:

   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/09/14 - "NNHS Logo Caps":

  Our 1st Shipment/Order of the NNHS Logo Caps have arrived and are being packaged for shipping today; with shipments being sent out Monday & Tuesday: I have approximately 27 caps out of the first 100 ordered remaining. Anyone wishing to get a cap at the introductory price of $10.00 plus S/H of $4.59 may do so at my eBay Store:  After the initial order has been sold the price will go to the regular retail price of $14.95.

www.raglandtradingpost.com, or
www.raglandmilitaryproducts.com.

Thanks to those who purchased from the 1st Shipment! When I review the sales at the end of this month, I will begin offering other items, such as Mugs, T-Shirts, Jackets, key chains, etc.

I have already made a contribution to the NNHS65 Newsletter for support of Carol's efforts toward keeping us NNHS Classmates informed of noteworthy news; plus the Charity of Wounded Warriors Fund will receive a donation check quarterly from the proceeds from Sales of these NNHS Logo Products.
 
 

In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of my websites may contact me at: butchrag840@cs.com or raglandtradingpost.com with info pertaining to your purchases and I will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact me at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

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   Thank you so very much, Butch!


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 03/29/14:

A cannibal entered the meat market to buy something nice for dinner. The owner greeted him and told him to look around. The cannibal began to inspect the meat case and noticed the market specialized in brain.

Upon further inspection he noticed a marked disparity between the costs of brain meats. A carpenter's brain sold for $1.50 per pound. A plumber's brain sold for $2.25 per pound. He noticed with alarm that a politician's brain sold for $375.00 a pound. With not a little curiosity he asked the owner what caused the huge difference in price between the similar meats.

The owner responded with a deadpan look on his face, "Do you realize how many politicians it takes to get a pound of brains?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 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. Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 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.

3. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/21/14

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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Sweet Nothin's

Written by Dub Allbritten and Ronnie Self (05 July 1938 28 Aug1981)

Recorded by Brenda Lee (b. 11 Dec 1944), 1959


(Whispering) Uh Huh Honey
(Whispering) Alright

My baby whispers in my ear
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
He knows the things I like to hear
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
Things he wouldn't tell
Nobody else
Secret baby
I keep them to myself
Sweet Nothin's
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's

We walk along hand in hand
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
Yeah, we both understand
Ummm Sweet Nothin's
Sittin' in the classroom trying to read my book
My baby give me that special look
Sweet Nothin's
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's

[Instrumental Interlude]

Ah, sittin on my front porch
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
Well, do I love you, of course
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
Mama turned on the front porch light
Sayin' "Come here darlin' that' enough for tonight"
Sweet Nothin's
Ummm, Sweet Nothin's
Sweet Nothin's


"Sweet Nothin's" midi courtesy of http://home.comcast.net/~biffbruiser/midi.html 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Sweet Nothin's" lyrics courtesy of http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/brenda_lee/sweet_nothins.html 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Animated Kissing Couple clip art courtesy of http://www.jograham.com/valoverk.htm - 03/29/05

First Love's Kiss clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Valentine.html - 03/29/05

Pink Cupids also courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Valentine.html - 03/29/05

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

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!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.clipartof.com/details/emoticon/1923.html - 03/05/09

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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