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05/21/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Fats Waller's 111th Birthday

“If you don't know what it is, don't mess with it.”

- Thomas Wright Fats Waller
(21 May 1904 - 15 Dec 1943)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I think if you remembered today's birthday of the "Clown Prince of Jazz", you're either a major jazz fan or an awesome trivia buff!

BONUS - Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehavin' - clip from Stormy Weather (1943) (Yes, that IS Lena Horne.)



"Ain't Misbehavin'" is a 1929 song written by Fats Waller, Harry Brooks (music) and Andy Razaf (lyrics).[1] Waller recorded the original version that year for Victor Records and also later performed the song in the 1943 film Stormy Weather. In a 1941 interview with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Fats claimed the song was written while "lodging" in alimony prison, and that is why he was not "misbehaving"...

The original 1929 recording of "Ain't Misbehavin'" by Fats Waller received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1984, and it was one of fifty recordings selected for inclusion in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2004.

In 2001, it was one of 365 Songs of the Century selected by the RIAA.


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 05/20/15, 9:03 PM - "It was a good day at Mayo for   Sylvia (Hall Hammond - '66)":

Sylvia had her quarterly Cat Scan and it was all good including her blood work. Nothing new was discovered and the original tumor continued to disappear as it will for the next year. She is going to the gym and working hard on the treadmill which has helped her breathing considerably.

We are planning a trip to Washington DC in several weeks to visit our national museums. It will be nice to be able to walk without labored breathing for a change. Thanks for all your prayers. She and I feel we are headed in a good direction with this cancer.

Thanks again,

     GREAT NEWS! Thanks, Phil!


   Happy Birthday today to    Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

25 -    The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009);

26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 21, 1939 -The Canadian National War Memorial was unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa.

May 21, 1940 - A Nazi "special unit" began murdering more than 1,500 hospital patients in East Prussia. The operation of killing the "unfit" mentally ill patients took 18 days.

May 21, 1941 - The first U.S. ship, the SS Robin Moor, was sunk by a U-boat.

May 21, 1942 - 4,300 Jews were deported from Chelm, Poland, to the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor.
May 21, 1942 - The German company IG Farben set up a factory just outside of Auschwitz, in order to take advantage of Jewish slave laborers.


Friday, May 21, 1965 - Actor, writer, producer, and director Josh Richman was born Josh Eric Richman in Santa Monica, California.

Friday, May 21, 1965 - Engineer and designer of the de Havilland Mosquito, Geoffrey de Havilland (b. 27 July 1882 at Magdala House, Terriers, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England) died in Watford, Hertfordshire, England at the age of 82.

From My Friend, Christine, of NC - 04/20/15:

“How we live our religion is far more important than what we may say about our religion.

- Robert D. Hales
(b. 24 Aug 1932)

    Thanks so much, Christine!

  From Tracy MacKeown Heath (Warwick HS - '77) of VA - 05/20/15:


Hi, I'm Tracy Heath. My brother was
 Wayne Langford ('68), who died in 1991.

I forget the name of the site you run. It's the run that connects all the NNHS people together. You helped me get on it, but I have moved and my email has changed and I can't get the messages anymore. Could you please update my info. My new email is---- Anyone with info can contact me directly if they want to.

I would also like to continue getting the emails from the NNHS site. Thanks.

   Thank you, Tracy! I have your email switched now, and I've added your new email addy to the Alumni Page for all you young 'uns.

   I've also directed you to the Newsletter page (which you can also locate in the search engine of your choice).

   I trust you saw the comment made by    Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA on 02/09/14 - permanently posted on the In Memoriam page for the Class of 1968?

      From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 05/20/15 - "Memorial Day":


   SO TRUE! Thank you, Santa Jim!



From My Friend, Bill, of AL - 05/20/15 - "Memorial Day":

  AMEN! Thank you, Colonel!

From My Friend, Hannah, of NC - 05/20/15 - "Memorial Day":

  INDEED! Thank you, Hannah

From My Friend, Kristi, of NC - 05/20/15:

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Kristi!

   There's no way to recall those words once they are spoken, and they remain in the heart of the recipient for years and years - after you yourself have long since forgotten them!


  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 05/20/15:

  Momma's Easy No Yeast Dinner Rolls:

1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. of salt
1/2 cup milk
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise

Combine all ingredients, spoon into a greased muffin pan, makes approximately (5) rolls. Bake in a preheated 180˚ oven for 15 minutes or till done and golden brown.

   YUMMY! Good AND easy! Thank you, Elizabeth!


“Please follow me because I have to follow him and he isn't here.

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

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Phenomenal Photos (#6 in a series of 16)":

  How in the world do they get these photos? The patience must be incredible.....

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!



Fat Quarter Pillowcase Dress - "Grab a bundle of fat quarters and get ready to make this fat quarter pillowcase dress. When it comes to simple dress patterns, there's nothing better than finding one that's both easy and thrifty. This dress is great for playtime or family parties."

Pillowcase Dress from 3 Fat Quarters by Caroline Critchfield - "There are a ton of pillowcase dress patterns on the web (even some that cost money) but I wanted to use up some coordinating fat quarters I had left over from a quilting project. They worked perfectly because the shape is almost like a pillowcase already! One fat quarter makes the front, one makes the back, and a third is turned into bias trim (for the arm holes and ties) and a little coordinating band at the bottom. There are almost no scraps left over at all! Of course, if you want to use more fabric, you could add a ruffle or make the dress longer."



Mr. Food's Spaghetti Squash Alfredo - "Too many people pass right by the spaghetti squash in the supermarket produce section simply because they don't know what it is or how to prepare it. Well, not only is it a fun dish to serve, but it's a fresh-tasting, low-fat, low-calorie option for combining with flavorful toppings. C'mon, give spaghetti squash a chance!"


From - 05/20/15:

A man was at the bar and asked for a shot, so the bartender gave him the drink. The man drank it, then looked in his pocket.

Then the man asked for another, so the bartender again gave it to him. After he took the drink, the man looked in his pocket.

The man asked for another drink and did the same thing.

Then the bartender asked the man why he kept looking in his pocket. The man said, "There is a picture of my wife in there, and when she starts looking good that’s when I will go home."

1. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 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, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @ 

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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


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Ain't Misbehavin'

Written by
Fats Waller, Harry Brooks (music) and Andy Razaf (lyrics), 1929[1]

No one to talk with; all by myself,
No one to walk with, but I'm happy on the shelf.
Ain't misbehavin', I'm savin' my love for you.

I know for certain, the one I love,
I'm through with flirtin', it's just you I'm thinkin' of.
Ain't misbehavin', I'm savin' my love for you.

Like Jack Horner, in the corner
Don't go nowhere, what do I care?
Your kisses are worth waitin' for ....
... Believe me ...

I don't stay out late, don't care to go,
I'm home about eight; just me and my radio,
Ain't misbehavin', I'm savin' my love for you!

"Ain't Misbehavin'" midi (sequenced by Sal Grippaldi ) courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Ain't Misbehavin'" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks again, Dave!

First Image of Fats Waller courtesy of - 05/20/08

Second Image of Fats Waller courtesy of - 05/20/08

Animated Keyboard clip art courtesy of - 01/23/05

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!

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

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

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