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05/19/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Lollipop

If you want instant gratification, go suck a lollipop.

- Dr. Philip Mogul

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter is not identical to this one from two years ago today, because it's a completely different song which happens to have the same title; still, the two Newsletters are remarkably similar:

BONUS - - Lollipop - Mika, 2007


"The music video for 'Lollipop' was released in November 2007. It is a parody of Little Red Riding Hood, and is animated in a style reminiscent of the Life in Cartoon Motion album art. It features the 'Lollipop Girl' walking around a colourful land. The music video was originally set to contain a drawn version of Mika singing, but plans were scrapped. It was released by the name of 'Lollipop 6:9 Bunny Action' on the internet. It was directed by Mika's sister."


   A Big Happy Birthday today to that gorgeous         David Whitley ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 -
  Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA;

22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57);

24 - Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57);

25 - Edna Martin Clemence ('57);

26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


1.       From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/18/09 - "Urgent Prayer Request":

I hardly ever send out anything like this but please include this child, his parents and all that attend to his needs in your prayers.

Much thanks.

.....Please lift up Preston Loyd in your prayers.. My friend's 4-1/2 year old son, Preston, was backed over by accident Wednesday by a riding lawn mower by his grandfather, who lifted the mower off of him. He was air lifted to Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte. They live in Mooresville, NC. This happened sometime between 6-6:30pm. After 3 surgeons, 3 hours of surgery Wed. night to stop the bleeding, it is still hour by hour. He has lost his left kidney, spleen, most of his intestines, esophagus was torn from his stomach, fracture (not know how many yet) and ribs broken.

He opened his eyes Wed. night (to his mother's singing) and his head appears to be OK but still lots to be determined. The doctors say that if this would have been an adult or a larger child that he would not have made it this far. Little children's bodies can make it through major things. All major organs were damaged except heart and lungs. Such a sad situation. They are a great Christian family. Cinnamon and Ashton have one other child, daughter Taylor who is 7.

Friday morning update - Preston will be going into surgery this morning after 9am for them to see if the esophagus is long enough for them to reattach it to his stomach. Please pray for him that the surgery goes well and that they will be able to fix this.

He needs our prayers so much! He is beginning to swell, which the doctor said would happen. God hears our prayers and will answer them. Please pray for little Preston that he pulls  through this. Please pass this on to any more Prayer Warriors that you know.

Thank you so much!

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks for letting us know, Shari; we'll add Preston to our prayers!

2.      From Me ('65) of IL - 05/19/09 - "        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) Update":

   I finally heard Paul's test results yesterday at 1:30 PM. The largest concern seems to be a complex lesion on the left kidney:

   The tests also revealed gallstones of long standing, which accounts for the excruciating pain in his right back.  He also seems to have an inflammation of the abdomen and a couple of other things, so Dr. Ayres wants Paul to visit a nephrologist.  They are making that appointment for us, so I waited downstairs yesterday until 5:00 PM thinking that at any moment they would be calling me back with that time.  Silly me.  We'll just stay tuned.

   Thanks again for all your prayers!

  From Jean Baker Howell ('69) of VA - 05/17/09, 5:53 PM - "You & Paul":

You two are both in my prayers.  You do so much for so many people.  Take care.

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 05/17/09, 6:12 PM:


I hope Paul feels better soon and glad he got through the scan without any anxiety issues.


    From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 05/18/09, 3:28 AM - "You, Paul, and your family":

Dear Carol,

Best wishes for a quick resolution to Paul’s problems.

May the good Lord watch over you all and lead you to a permanent solution.

Wishing you all the best,


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/18/09, 1:02 PM - "Prayers for Paul":

I just want you to know that you and Paul are in my prayers.  I'm sorry that Paul is in so much pain and I hope test results come back soon.  Waiting and not knowing are so hard to endure.
 Joyce Cahoon


   Thank you very so much, Jean, Eric, Joe, and Joyce!

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 05/17/09 - "Pictures of     Buckley":

Hey, Lady!

Maybe this will cheer you up!

Love, Dale

   Dale, anytime I see Buckley's sweet little face it makes me smile!  He looks slightly inebriated in a couple of these shots, but he was teething then!

   Your labeling left me somewhat confused.  These images and videos cover between 16 and 21 March, and his first haircut followed that, and I couldn't find it.

   Thanks, Sweetie-Weetie! Give Buckley some fresh kisses for me!

NOTE:  The two women in the pictures whom y'all may not recognize are Paul's step mother, Lavern Simmers Harty, and his aunt, Ramona Lewis Brinkopf, both of MO.

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 05/17/09 - "Error in Conficker advice":

Carol -- thanks to       John London (Warwick HS - '57 - of VA)  -  for pointing out the gaffe in my advice about the Conficker worm. I wrote it in a hurry and didn't proof read it. I think some of our Typhoon English teachers would have been willing to slap me silly for that!!
What I intended to say was "...take it to a pro to have it cleaned, or reformatted if that doesn't work".
Obviously, let a pro do it if you're not familiar with the process. A pro can many times complete the process with little or no loss of your data. 
Sometimes there is some unavoidable loss of data, so make sure you have up-to-date backups.
Ron Miller, A+, MCP+I, MCSE

   Thanks, Ronnie!

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 05/17/09 - "Conelrad and Cold War Memories":


I have a general question for everyone here.

I grew up towards the end of the height of the Cold War. The Cuban Missile Crisis was still fresh when I started school but all I can remember growing up associated within this era was drills to the school basement marked with the Civil Defense signs.

I know that the Civil Defense program was uneven across America. You had areas where there were only "arm band" people to contact in neighborhoods while other areas had all out drills required by all citizens or be fined. I can not recall ever hearing the fallout sirens blasting even for tests or seeing any CD pamphlets laying about nor knew anyone with home made fallout shelters.

What was the extent of Civil Defense in Newport News (or Hampton Roads in general) during the 1950s-1960s and your memories of it and when?

I mentioned Conelrad once before which was a federal program designed to open up airwaves for emergency broadcast messages on the 640 and 1240 kHz positions on the AM radio. They were identified by a small triangle on the radio dial between 1953-1963. Today we "occasionally" hear a test of the EBS (Emergency Broadcast System) but honestly, I rarely hear them now.

I wonder if the fact that Hampton Roads including Newport News was at once considered a first strike area, if the Civil Defense program wasn't implemented as strongly because of its being futile?


   Thanks, Eric! This is a question requiring thought, and I myself am on automatic pilot at the moment, so I'll just turn this one over to the class, and add my two-cent's worth (if any) later. I posted your remarks here:

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

    From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 05/18/09 - "Your crazy cousin in Williamsburg":

Hi Carol,

I have been praying for        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL), and you, and hope that everything will go well.

But I must tell you what your crazy cousin, Moi, did on Friday.  I spent a few days in Williamsburg on some long-overdue R & R.  So, on Friday, I was stopped at a light behind one other car.  I glanced at the license plate and it said "NNHS67".  I felt that this was too good an opportunity to pass up, so I followed the car for about half a block to the parking lot of a professional building. (Yep, stalking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)  I got out and walked up to the person and said that I noticed her plate and wondered if she ever read your newsletters.  She said that she did and I introduced myself, telling her that you and I are cousins; that our mothers were sisters.  By this time you may be asking yourself exactly who this person is. The very delightful alumna was    Melissa Moody ('67 - of VA).

I told her that after I saw her license plate, I just had to follow her.  She said that I would have to email you and 'fess up to this.  She also said that your

mother,                my Aunt Maxine (Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25), used to take her to Sunday School when she was a girl.  We only had a short chat, but I really enjoyed meeting her.

Other NNHS alumni better beware.  "If it is on your license plate, I will find you."

Hope that you enjoyed this.  On the other hand, you could be embarrassed that I would do such a thing.  Oh well.

Love to all,

   What an absolutely delightful happening! Thanks so much, Jean, this certainly brightened my day!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/18/09 - "Cross Examination":

Cross Examination

A defense attorney was cross-examining a police officer during a felony trial - it went like this:

Q. Officer, did you see my client fleeing the scene?
A. No sir, but I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender running several blocks away.

Q. Officer, who provided this description?
A. The officer who responded to the scene.

Q. A fellow officer provided the description of this so- called offender. Do you trust your fellow officers?
A. Yes sir, with my life.

Q. With your life? Let me ask you this then officer - do you have a locker room in the police station - a room where you change your clothes in preparation for you daily duties?
A. Yes sir, we do.

Q. And do you have a locker in that room?
A. Yes sir, I do.

Q. And do you have a lock on your locker?
A. Yes sir.

Q. Now why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your life, that you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you share with those same officers?
A. You see sir, we share the building with a court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room.

With that, the courtroom erupted in laughter, and a prompt recess was called.

      Thanks, Shari!

From - 05/18/09 - "Stay Young":

Anti-Aging - Stay Young--Longer
By Monika Klein, B.S., C.N., Feb. 26, 2009

Do you want to know the secret to Youth? Let me tell you the things to avoid, if you want to stay looking younger longer.

Sleep, eat, and exercise well until next time.

(c) Monika Klein, B.S., C.N.

Author's Bio

Monika Klein, BS, CN. is an award winning clinical nutritionist and weight loss expert. Monika is the "Compassionate and Practical Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach." Her company, Coaching For Health, offers life transforming weight loss and wellness programs, classes and products throughout the world. To learn more about Monika’s services and programs, visit

© Copyright by, Self Improvement Online, Inc.


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/18/09 - "Aged Cartoons - loved the last one!" (#1 in a Series of 10):

  Thank you, Gorgeous!


1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/06/09

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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- Mika, 2007
(b. 18 Aug 1983)

Hey, what's the big idea?

Oh, Yo Mika

I said
Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Hey, love's gonna get you down
I said
Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Oh love's gonna get you down

Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Oh love's gonna get you down
Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Oh love's gonna get you down
Say love, say love
Oh love's gonna get you down
Say love, say love
Oh love's gonna get you down

I went walking with my mama one day
When she warned me what people say
Live your life until love is found
'Cause love's gonna get you down

Take a look at the girl next door
She's a player and a down right bore
Jesus loves her, she wants more
Oh bad girls get you down

Sing it
Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Oh love's gonna get you down
Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Oh love's gonna get you down
Say love, say love
Oh love's gonna get you down
Say love, say love
Oh love's gonna get you down

Mama told me what I should know
Too much candy gonna rot your soul
If she loves you, let her go
'Cause love only gets you down
Take a look at a boy like me
Never stood on my own two feet
Now I'm blue, as I can be
Oh love come get me down

Sing it
Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Or love's gonna get you down
Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Oh love's gonna get you down
Say love, say love
Oh love's gonna get you down
Say love, say love
Oh love's gonna get you down

I went walking with my mama one day
When she warned me what people say
Live your life until love is found
Or love's gonna get you down

Sing it
Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Oh love's gonna get you down
Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Oh love's gonna get you down
Say love (say love), say love (say love)
Oh love's gonna get you down
Say love (say love), say love (say love)
Oh love's gonna get you down

Mama told me what I should know
Too much candy gonna rot your soul
If she loves you, let her go
'Cause love only gets you down

Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, lollipop
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, lollipop

Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Oh love's gonna get you down
Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Oh love's gonna get you


"Lollipop" midi courtesy of - 04/22/09

"Lollipop" lyrics courtesy of - 05/18/09

Lollipops Image courtesy of - 05/18/07

Clip art of Three Lollipops used to form Divider Lines courtesy of  - 05/18/07

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!

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

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!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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