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04/21/17 - NNHS Newsletter
Runaround Sue

“Some persons are so frivolous and fickle that they are as far removed
 from real defects as from substantial qualities.”

- François, Duke de la Rochefoucauld
(15 Sept 1613 - 17 Mar 1680)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Here's a Golden Oldie.

BONUS - - Runaround Sue - Dion And The Belmonts


"Runaround Sue" is a pop song, in a doo-wop style, originally a US No. 1 hit for the singer Dion during 1961 after he split with the Belmonts. The song ranked No. 342 on the Rolling Stone list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[3] The song was written by Dion with Ernie Maresca, and tells the story of a disloyal lover.

The lyrics are sung from the point of view of a man whose former girlfriend, named Sue, was extremely unfaithful. He warns all potential lovers to avoid her at all costs, as Sue "runs around" with every guy she meets and never settles down with any man in particular. He advises "Now people let me put you wise, Sue goes out with other guys" and suggests that potential suitors should 'keep away from Runaround Sue'.


   Happy Birthday today to  Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND    My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (soon to be NC)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND   Gene Shelton ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

23 -  Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND  My Grandson, Christopher Huber of Alberta;

25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) of Northern VA AND  Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX;

26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND The late Linda Decell Sorrell ('63) (deceased 08/13/14) AND   Leslie Decell ('63) of VA AND Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND Vickie Bonday Goodhart ('63) of VA AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR;

27 -  Bill Campbell ('54) of VA AND Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) AND Barbara Jones ('54);

28 - Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 21, 1941 - Emmanouil Tsouderos became the 132nd Prime Minister of Greece.

April 21, 1945 - Soviet forces south of Berlin at Zossen attacked the German High Command headquarters.


Friday, April 21, 1967 - Greek military junta of 1967–74: A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos led a coup d'état, establishing a military regime that lasted for seven years.

Friday, April 21, 1967 - Hurdler Emilio Valle was born in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba.

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”

- Jim Rohn
(17 Sept 1930 - 05 Dec 2009)

  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 04/19/17 - "City Manager Meeting - City Farm and CNU Event":

                                        NOTE: PLEASE READ BOTH ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW
Gathering Petition Signatures at CNU Gardening Symposium

When: Saturday, April 22, 7 AM-3:30 PM (Come for as long as you can)

Where: Christopher Newport University (CNU) Gardening Symposium, at the Freedom Center (where they play basketball).

Who: Open to everyone

Contact: Ann Hageman  303-8136

Ann has checked with CNU, and though we can’t set up a table there, we are free to petition. There is a plant sale and outdoor market that attracts lots of traffic because it can be seen from Warwick Blvd. This is the kind of event in which people are constantly coming and going. If those interested in gathering petition signatures will let her know what times they can be available, she could set up shifts and try to cover the entire time.


Newport News City Manager Cindy Rohlf to Meet with the Public to Discuss the Planning Process for the City Farm and to Answer Questions

When: Monday, April 24, 7 PM

Where: Peninsula Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 415 Young’s Mill Lane,

Who: Open to everyone

Please check out our website for other items of interest, including links to videos.

   Thank you for your diligence, Adrian!

 From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 04/20/17 - "Back-to-Back House Concerts / April 29 & May 6 - Mark Your Calendars!"

  You do not want to miss these house concerts..
.......starting on April 29th with Mark Irwin - Clay Mills - Riley Weston and friends...
.......then on May 6th "Hits & Grins" bring their brand of mayhem and music to our house featuring Bill Whyte - Steve Dean and Victoria Venier.

Terry G. Seay
Songwriter House Concerts Since 2009

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Terry! Y'all have fun!


 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 04/17/17:

  Spring is too short and too fabulous a season to have any competing priorities like work or school. I've always had that view, I always will.

   AGREED! Thank you, Cousin Jim! That's simply gorgeous!


    From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 04/19/17:

  Look whose bench I sat on today in Rittenhouse Square. I Philly.

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Charis!


“Just because you're beautiful and perfect, it's made you conceited.”

- William Goldman, The Princess Bride
(b. 12 Aug

  From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 04/16/17 - "25 Actual Predictions That Were Absolutely Wrong!" (#1 in a Series of 25):

  WOWZERONI! Thanks, George!

BONUS CROCHET IN THE ROUND TUTORIAL: - How to Crochet in the Round: Spiral vs Joining - 3 Ways to Work in the Round

BONUS RUN AROUND RECIPES: - Rudi’s Recipe Run Around - "We all have different preferences when it comes to the wide assortment of Rudi’s products and recipes so today I decided to run around the office and hear about everyone’s favorites!"


From - 04/20/17:

The math teacher saw that Daphne wasn't paying attention in class.

She called on her and said, "Daphne! What are 2 and 4, and 28 and 44?"

Daphne quickly replied, "ABC, CBS, HBO and the Cartoon Network!"


1. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: and CONTACT:

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/11/17

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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Runaround Sue

Written by Dion DiMucci (18 July 1939) and Ernie Maresca (b. 21 Aug 1938 - 08 July 2015)

Recorded by Dion and the Belmonts, 1961, The #1 Hit

 Here's my story, sad but true
It's about a girl that I once knew
She took my love then ran around
With every single guy in town
Ah, I should have known it from the very start
This girl will leave me with a broken heart
Now listen people what I'm telling you
A-keep away from-a Runaround Sue

I miss her lips and the smile on her face
The touch of her hair and this girl's warm embrace
So if you don't wanna cry like I do
A-keep away from-a Runaround Sue

Ah, she likes to travel around
She'll love you but she'll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
Sue goes out with other guys
Here's the moral and the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they'll say
Keep away from-a Runaround Sue

She likes to travel around
She'll love you but she'll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
Sue goes out with other guys
Here's the moral and the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they'll say
Keep away from-a Runaround Sue


"Runaround Sue" midi and lyrics courtesy of 
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

Girl in Pink Skirt clip art courtesy of - 04/14/05

Pink Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/21/09

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

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!

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

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's (MD) Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08 

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

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