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04/06/19 -
NNHS Newsletter -
Quarter to Three

Church Street, Norfolk, VA

Church Street, Norfolk, VA

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.

- George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, 1812-1818
(22 Jan 1788 - 19 Apr 1824) 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  Today's Newsletter theme was first suggested by our Wizard of Wonderment,  Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA thirteen years ago. If you can still hear it - as I myself cannot - it has one of the coolest midi files ever attached to it.

BONUS - Quarter to Three - Gary U.S. Bonds, 1961


   Happy Birthday today to  Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Marc Snyder ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

09 - Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA;

10 -   The late Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) (d. 07 Sept 2016) AND   Skip Wood ('65) of NC;

11 -   Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND  Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND   Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA;

12 - Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND  Richard Rawls ('71) of VA;

13 -  Gil Hughes ('64)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 06, 1938 - The United States recognized the German conquest of Austria.

April 06, 1941 - Nazi Germany launched Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).

April 06, 1945 - Sarajevo was liberated from the German and Croatian Nazis by the Yugoslav Partisans.

April 06, 1945 - The Battle of Slater's Knoll on Bougainville came to an end.


April 06, 1969 - Baseball player and manager Bret Boone was born Bret Robert Boone in El Cajon, California.

April 06, 1969 - Basketball player Bison Dele was born Brian Carson Williams in Fresno, California. While in Tahiti, French Polynesia, he disappeared and is believed to have been murdered at sea by his older brother, presumably on 07 July 2002. He was 33 years old.

April 06, 1969 - Race car driver Philipp Peter was born in Vienna, Austria.

April 06, 1969 - Actor Paul Rudd was born Paul Stephen Rudd in Passaic, New Jersey.

April 06, 1969 - Geneticist and anthropologist Spencer Wells was born Rush Spencer Wells, IV in Marietta, Georgia.

“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”

- Norman Vincent Peale
(31 May 1898 - 24 Dec 1993)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/02/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 04/04/19, 6:14 AM:
    Thanks, Domi!

From My Friend, Tina, of PA - 04/05/19:

   Thanks, Tina!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/05/18:



“I wrote it the right way, so it was copied the wrong way right. I mean the right way wrong.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/19/19, 10:31 AM - "Flowers (#6 in a Series of 21)":
Happy Spring!

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."
~ Luther Burbank

   OOH, PRETTY! Thank you, Shari!



3/4 Sleeve Cardigan Crochet Pattern - "The body of this elegant garment is crocheted in one piece to the underarms using a refined lace pattern." - Not quite free, but the downloadable pattern is only $2.00, and it's oh, so pretty!


12 Free Knitting Patterns Tagged Three Quarter Sleeve


Paula Deen's French Quarter Beignets


From - 04/05/19:

My youngest son asked me how old I was.

I answered, "39 and holding."

He thought for a moment and then asked, "But how old would you be if you let go?"


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

2. Wednesday, May 08, 2019 -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.
3. Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:; CONTACT: David Spriggs at

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/19

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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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 

Quarter to Three

SOME NOTES: Daddy "G" and the Church Street Five were from Norfolk, as was Gary Bonds.
Daddy "G" was Gene Barge, and the Church Street was, indeed the one in Norfolk.
Those songs and many others with the "Norfolk Sound" were produced and often written
by Frank Guida, who was Norfolk's version of Phil Spector.

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
WOWZERONI!  Thanks, Dave!

Written by
Gene Barge, Frank Guida (26 May 1922 - 19 May 2007), and Joseph Royster

Recorded by Gary U.S. Bonds (b. 06 June 1939), 1961

Don't you know that I danced, I danced till a quarter to three
With the help, last night, of Daddy G.
He was swingin' on the sax like a nobody could
And I was dancin' all over the room.
Oh, don't you know the people were dancin' like they were mad,
it was the swingin'est band they had, ever had.
It was the swingin'est song that could ever be,
It was a night with Daddy G.
Let me tell you now,
I never had it so good
Yeah, and I know you never could
Until you get hip with that jive
And take a band like the
Church Street Five.
Oh, don't you know that I danced,
I danced till a quarter to three
With the help last night of Daddy G.
Everybody was as happy as they could be
And they were swingin' with Daddy G.
Blow Daddy!
Let me tell you now,
I never had it so good
Yeah and I know you never could
Until you get hip with that jive
And take a band like the Church Street Five.
Oh, don't you know that I danced,
I danced till a quarter to three
With the help last night of Daddy G.
He was swingin' on the sax like a nobody could,
and I was dancin' all over the room
Oh, don't you know the
Dance, do bee wa dah
Dance, do bee wah dah
You can dance, do bee wah dah,
You can dance, dance, dance

"Quarter to Three" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave

"Quarter to Three" lyrics courtesy of at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Church Street Postcards courtesy of - 04/02/05

Animated Saxophone clip art courtesy of - 04/02/05

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

Colored Musical Notes Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/02/05

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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

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