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04/07/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
You Made Me Love You

We lov'd, and we lov'd, as long as we could
Til our love was lov'd out in us both;

- John Dryden
(19 Aug 1631 - 12 May 1700)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   In the event that I begin to fall hopelessly behind again today, I thought I'd better go with a "rerun" Newsletter theme - this one from exactly four years ago today:

BONUS #1 - - Dear Mr. Gable, You Made Me Love You - Judy Garland, 1937

BONUS #2 - - You Made Me Love You - Patsy Cline

BONUS #3 - - You Made Me Love You medley - Judy Garland, 1963

BONUS #4 - - You Made Me Love You - Wayne Newton (A Judy Garland Tribute)


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

   Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -   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);

14 -   Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 04/05/09 - "Buckroe Beach":

Found these few items on Flickr and shows "archive" photos so no personal ones.


   I haven't really posted these three yet.....

And another grocery store memory:


   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks so much, Eric!


    From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 04/06/09 - "High Schools":

Hey Carol,
I like the fact that you put High Schools and dates after names, and I'm sure that you don't know this info as you know about as much about Warsaw as I do Newport News.
In 1962, Warsaw High School and Farnham High School were combined into one school, Rappahannock High. (Brand new building at that time and on the outskirts of Warsaw.)  This was the beginning of     Stuart's senior year, so in 1963 he graduated from Rappahannock. 
I started at Warsaw, went into Rappahannock in 10th grade, and then did my senior year at John Marshall, graduating in 1965. (At Warsaw, we had no middle school at the time.  Elementary was 1st through 7th; high school 8th through 12th.)  Both of us started at Dumbarton Elementary in Richmond and then Warsaw Elementary, Stuart in 5th grade and me in 3rd.
  Jim's total high school experience was at J. R. Tucker in Richmond.
I knew that you didn't have any idea about this, and it doesn't matter to me whether you correct it or not.  Just wanted you to know.
FYI, my favorite HS was Warsaw, followed by John Marshall, and then Rappahannock (which I really didn't like at all). Personally, I don't understand anyone who went to the same HS all 4 years (5 in my case). Maybe that's why I'm not that into high school now. But you've done a wonderful job of getting your school connected!!!!!!

Love to all,

   Thank you so much for telling me this, Jean! I'm rabidly obsessive about such details. I've tried to re-edit all the recent Newsletters  to amend all the errors; I'm not certain I caught them all.....

   NNHS was also a five-year high school - and for three years back in the late fifties, six! The Classes of '60, '61, and '62 (I think) also went to seventh grade "within those walls", although they were not earning credits towards graduation, nor were they allowed to participate in very many activities, as I understand it.

   Thanks again, Jean!

From -  04/06/07 - "Kung Fu and Your Brain ":

Brain Enhancement - Kung Fu and Your Brain
By David Anzaldua, M.D., ABFP, ABAARM, Mar. 24, 2009


I have good news and bad news for you in regard to your brain.

First, the bad news. After the age of 20, thousands of your brain cells die off every single day. The good news? Well, there wasn’t much of that until the late 1990’s. That’s when Elizabeth Gould at Rockefeller University discovered that many new neurons are also born in your brain every day – 5,000 to 10,000, to be precise. These new neurons arise as stem cells in an area of the brain known to be involved with learning, memory and mood – an area called the hippocampus. That gave us new hope for brain health.

But there’s a catch. Within a couple of weeks, the great majority of these new brain cells will dry up like tumble weeds in the desert if conditions aren’t right for them to take root and grow. What makes them take root and grow? Learning does. Not just any old kind of learning, but challenging learning that pushes us out of our “comfort zone.” The need for challenging learning to save brain cells has been well demonstrated in animal studies and evidence points to this being the case in humans as well.

There’s an additional factor to consider in the generation and maturation of new neurons, however. That factor is exercise. Exercise causes the release of “brain derived neurotropic factor” (BDNF) in the brain. BDNF is to neurons what “Miracle Grow” is to plants. It nourishes brain cells and helps them grow and develop. When you combine exercise with challenging learning material, the beneficial effects on new brain cells is maximized. This is the ideal recipe for mental sharpness.

This brings us to training such as we encounter in a well run Kung Fu school. Due to the great depth of beautiful material available for learning in Kung Fu, the student is always challenged to learn more and more complex routines as he or she advances through the ranks. The result is a learning environment that is both highly challenging and, as anyone knows who’s tried it, accompanied by plenty of vigorous exercise. This makes Kung Fu a perfect activity for brain health, as well as general health.

The benefits to brain health go further than mental function and extend into the area of emotions as well. It so happens that healthy neurons in the hippocampus are also associated with a stable mood and less depression. Thus, the total contribution to brain health from regular Kung Fu training gives us the perfect package of physical, neurological and psychological well-being. What more could anyone ask for from something that is also so much fun?


Author's Bio

David Anzaldua, M.D. is board certified in family medicine and also in the newest medical specialty, Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine. He is a lecturer at Stanford Medical School and former Senior Professor and Dean of Integrative Medicine at AIMC, Berkeley. He has lectured nationally and internationally. He is an active student at Chuan Wu Kung Fu Institute. His website, dedicated to regenerative health, is

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From - 04/05/09 - "Tip of the WEEK":

Walk This Way for Happier Knees

Here's a good way to keep moving but take some of the pressure off your knees.

Just put one foot behind the other. Yep, walking backward puts less strain on your patellofemoral joint -- an important kneecap-to-thighbone connection.

Backward March
Okay, you won’t want to do this in an area that is highly trafficked, unlevel, or unfamiliar. But under the right (read safe) circumstances, walking in reverse gear will make your quadriceps muscles contract differently than they do when you're walking forward. It will cause a concentric contraction -- a movement that's gentler on your anterior cruciate ligament, a knee ligament professional athletes routinely injure. Guess some NFL running backs could use this trick . . .

(Need to sit it out today? This video shows you how you can work out from a chair.)

Backward Benefits
If you want to try backward walking, go slow until you get the hang of it. Maybe invite a spotter along. And don't try it for the first time on a treadmill. If you've got knee problems of any sort, check with your doctor first. And consider these other ways to stay active while staving off knee trouble:

RealAge Benefit: A physical activity program that builds stamina, strength, and flexibility can make your RealAge as much as 8.1 years younger.


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/05/09 - "Talk About Luck":

Can you believe it?

This guy wins 181 million in the lottery on a Wednesday, and then finds the love of his life just two days  later.

Talk about LUCK!!!!

    BOY HOWDY!!! Thanks, Glenn!



1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 24, 25, and 26, 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, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact

5. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 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:

Your NNHS 64/45 Reunion Committee is pleased to announce that musical entertainment has been arranged for our Reunion.

On Friday evening, we will dance to the tunes of DJ, Susan Voss. Those of you who attended our “Turning Sixty” Party in 2006 at Spirit Events will remember Susan’s talent and energy.

On Saturday night we have engaged the band, LP & Company, headed by L.P. Butler. I could tell you how great they are, but you can see for yourself on the video at their web site:

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/06/09

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

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You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)

Music by James V. Monaco
(13 Jan 1885 – 16 Oct 1945)

Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
(27 Sept 1885 – 18 Dec 1943)

From The Honeymoon Express, 1913

You made me love you
I didn't want to do it, I didn't want to do it
You made me love you
and all the time you knew it
I guess you always knew it.
You made me happy sometimes, you made me glad
But there were times, Dear, you made me feel so bad

You made me sigh for, I didn't want to tell you
I didn't want to tell you
I want some love that's true, yes I do, deed I do, you know I do

Give me, give me, give me what I cry for
you know you got the brand of kisses that I'd die for
You know you made me love you

"You Made Me Love You" midi courtesy of - 04/05/05

"You Made Me Love You" lyrics courtesy of - 04/05/05

Peach Heart Wreath clip art courtesy of - 04/05/05

Peach Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/05/05

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

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!!

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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

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