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05/02/14 - NNHS Newsletter

Mama exhorted her children at every
opportunity to 'jump at the sun.'
We might not land on the sun, but
at least we would get off the ground.”

- Zora Neale Hurston
(07 Jan 1891 - 28 Jan 1960 )

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Van Halen?!?  Okay.....  

BONUS - Jump - Van Halen, 1984


"Jump" is a song released on December 21, 1983 by the American rock group Van Halen. It is the only single the group released in their career to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[1] It was released in 1984 as the second track on the album 1984. The song breaks the mold of earlier Van Halen songs, mainly in its rolling synth line (played on an Oberheim OB-Xa), although the song contains the standard Eddie Van Halen guitar solo, which Eddie claims as his favorite solo he never wrote. This refers to the fact that the producer spliced parts of two different takes to create the one heard in the song.

"Jump" may be Van Halen's most popular and instantly recognizable composition, perhaps because its sound embodies the key aspects of both of the two genres of popular music most associated with the 1980s in America: synth-driven pop and "arena"-style metal. It was inspired by famed martial artist Benny Urquidez, of whom David Lee Roth was a student. The song changed the future and style of Van Halen from being a predominantly hard rock band to one of more radio-oriented popular music...


   Happy Birthday today to    Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND        My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Jimmy Lamb ('63) AND   Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 - Wanda Hodge Underwood ('57) AND    Charlie Snead ('64) of NC;

05 - Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of VA;

06 - Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND (according to Plaxo)    Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL AND     Van Rowell ('65) of NC;

07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);

08 -   Frank Gibson ('63) of VA;
09 -   Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

May 2, 1933 - Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler banned trade unions.

May 2, 1945 - Fall of Berlin: The Soviet Union announced the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoisted their red flag over the Reichstag building.

May 2, 1945 - Italian Campaign – General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signed the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy.

May 2, 1945 - The US 82nd Airborne Division liberated Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.


Friday, May 02, 1964 - Vietnam War: An explosion sank the USS Card while it was docked at Saigon. Viet Cong forces were suspected of placing a bomb on the ship. She was raised and returned to service less than seven months later.

Friday, May 02, 1964 - First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.

Friday, May 02, 1964 - Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, (b. Nancy Witcher Langhorne at the Langhorne House in Danville, Virginia on 19 May 1879) died in Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire, England at the age of 84. One of the lines for which she was famous is, "Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity."

     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags 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!

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

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - - and snag yours today!



    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 05/01/14 - "Do not open email that has an attachment entitled 'Confidential Document' ":

This is malware and they are phishing for people's account info.  I opened it inadvertently and it resent itself to my entire contact list, so I have spent a good part of today trying to email everyone on my list.  If you opened it already you need to reset your password and notify your contacts...sorry if this has inconvenienced you but I did not know not to open it until the person who "sent" it contacted me that it was spyware.
If you Google "Confidential Document attachment" you can read more about it.  My brother Bill, who works at the University of TX in Arlington, tells me that they have been instructed not to open any attachments for the time being.
Thanks, Jean Burton

   YIKES! Thanks, Jean! It's a wise practice to never open such document attachments!

  From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of AL - 05/01/14 - "30 Bizarre Family Phots":

This was freaking hilarious.

     Thank you, Laura! You're right! I laughed so hard I choked - several times!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 05/01/14 - "PARENTAL AFFECTION":

These are so cute!  Hope you can use them.
Nothing is as tender and caring as a proud parent's love and affection for their young offspring.
On the riverbank In the Arctic In India In Africa

   Thanks, Dools! They're adorable!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/01/14 - "Cookie Dough":


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 04/10/14 - "Pictures for the Day (#17 in a series of 19)":

When the power of love overcomes the love
of power, the world will know peace.

   AWW - SO CUTE! Thanks, Jimmy!


BONUS JUMPSUIT CROCHET PATTERN: - Deborah Kitts' Long Preemie Jumpsuit - Debbie Murray's Baby Jumpsuits - plus more! - Ayarina's Lollipop Romper


From - 05/01/14:


Who's there?


Dwayne who?

Dwayne the tub I'm drowning!


1. 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.

2. 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, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/29/14

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take 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


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Written by Eddie Van Halen (b. 26 Jan 1955), Alex Van Halen (b. 08 May 1953),
Michael Anthony
(b. 20 June 1954), and
David Lee Roth (b. 10 Oct 1954)

Recorded by Van Halen, 1983

I get up, and nothin' gets me down
You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around
And I know, baby, just how you feel
You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real

Ah, can't ya see me standin' here
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Ah, can't ya see what I mean?

Ah, might as well jump. Jump!
Might as well jump
Go ahead an' jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump

Ow-oh! Hey, you! Who said that? Baby, how you been?
You say you don't know, you won't know until you begin

So can't ya see me standing here
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Ah, can't ya see what I mean?

Ah, might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump
Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump

(Guitar Solo)

Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump
Get it in, jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump
Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump!


"Jump" midi courtesy of - 05/02/06

"Jump" lyrics courtesy of - 05/02/06

Animated Jump Shot Image courtesy of - 05/02/06

Animated Blue Arrows Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/02/06

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!!"

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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

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 - 05/29/06

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!

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