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05/31/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Sea of Love

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes.
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
a choking gall and a preserving sweet.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(28 Aug 1749 – 22 Mar 1832)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This golden oldie from 1959 always makes me smile!
 I think it's because I always associate it with my beautiful cousin   Cheryl (White Wilson - James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) (because we spent a lot of time together that summer and we sang it all the time!), and she always makes me smile, too!

BONUS - Sea of Love - Phil Phillips, 1959


"Sea of Love" is a song written by John Phillip Baptiste (aka Phil Phillips) and George Khoury. Phillips' 1959 recording of the song peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] In the UK, Marty Wilde covered the song, and Phillips' version failed to chart there. It was the only top 40 chart song for Phillips, who never recorded another hit.[2]

The song has been covered by a number of artists since then, most notably by The Honeydrippers, whose version (from the album The Honeydrippers: Volume One) reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1985[3] and #1 on the adult contemporary chart in 1984.[4] "Sea of Love" made the Top 40 one other time, when Del Shannon took it to #33 in 1981. Tom Waits gave the song a darker twist for the soundtrack to the 1989 Harold Becker film Sea of Love starring Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin, and Waits included it on his 2006 collection Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards.

Baptiste, who was working as a bellboy in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, wrote "Sea of Love" for a love interest. He was introduced to local record producer George Khoury, who brought Baptiste into his studio to record the song. At Khoury's request, Baptiste took the stage name of Phil Phillips. The song, originally credited to Phil Phillips with The Twilights, was released on a small record label owned by Khoury, but due to its success was eventually leased to Mercury Records. Despite the song's success, Phillips claims that he has only ever received US$6,800 for recording it...[2]


   Happy Birthday today to Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND   the late JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) (d. 02/18/18) AND  Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Dawn _____ Yevak of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

02 -      Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA AND AND  Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA AND  Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA;

03 - Bill Combs ('63) AND     Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR;

04 -   Raoul Weinstein ('57) of GA AND Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA;

05 -   Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of UT;

06 - Robert Hemintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57) AND   My Granddaughter, Eve Harty of CA;

07 -  Fred Field (June '45) of CA AND  the late Al Simms ('60) (d. 08/11/16) AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 31, 1669 - Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys recorded the last event in his diary.


May 31, 1941 - Germany conquered Crete after beginning their invasion on May 20.

May 31, 1941 - Anglo-Iraqi War: The United Kingdom surrounded Baghdad, and completed the re-occupation of Iraq, returning 'Abd al-Ilah to power as regent for Faisal II.

May 31, 1941 - A Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, Ireland claimed 38 lives.

May 31, 1942 - Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines began a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.

May 31, 1962 - Adolf Eichmann, "the architect of the Holocaust", was hanged in Israel, the only person to have been executed in Israel on conviction by a civilian court.


May 31, 1969 - What? Just NUFFIN'?!? Well, that ya go.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/29/15:

“A good character is something you must make for yourself. It is the reward that comes from living good principles and manifesting a virtuous and honorable life.

- L. Tom Perry
(05 Aug 1922 -
30 May 2015)

Thanks so much, Susan!

  From Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA - 05/31/19:
  Thank you, Susan!


  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 05/31/19, EARLY AM - "HIP, HIP, HOORAY! IT'S FRIDAY":

  Oh, the memories that revisiting Friday afternoon after school in the good old days bring and nothing could show it better than a classic picture from the Saturday Evening Post. But even today, everyone goes to work on Friday with a bit of a bounce in the step, knowing that when the five o'clock whistle blows, two glorious days of the weekend will begin. Many of us start with a little Margaritaville Friday night gathering while others just go home, kick off their shoes and relax. Sometimes it's home movie night with popcorn or maybe just a pizza, freeing up kitchen duty for at least one night.

Not wanting to be a killjoy, but might I suggest that we not put the cart before the horse? On Friday morning, we probably have lots of things left undone which, if not attended to, will leave us with anxiety come Monday morning. So focus long enough to finish Friday with a bang and a clean desk, knowing that will mean Monday will start fresh with new challenges to take on and conquer. After all, we are no longer kids who spent their spare time playing games, likely performing family chores or even making spending money cutting the neighbor's yard and, of course, doing homework, but then putting things aside and not having to worry about the house payment, grocery bill and all the things the grownups must face. Amazingly, we yearned to be a grownup not fully appreciating what we would have to learn to handle. No, we're not kids, but adults and now responsible for a host of responsibilities that we face.
Friday afternoon after school. (Saturday Evening Post)

So, on Friday, just get it done, knowing that if we do that, our weekend will be so much more fun and relaxing. What's more, we won't have to fret next Monday with the backlog to start the week staring us in the face. Instead, we can unwind with a clear mind and conscience. Come Saturday, we can go and do what we want or lie under the shade tree and read that good book we've wanted to start.

Lastly comes Sunday, a day when we need to recharge our Spiritual batteries so that when Monday arrives. we can face the secular world with the strength of the Lord within us. Couple that with the rest, fun and relaxation and we'll be fully ready to face the challenges of the new week on Monday and that means the day won't be blue. Be blessed, be happy and enjoy the weekend which is drawing very near. Hip, Hip, Hooray!

   Thank you, Jimmy!

From My Friend, Nancy of NC - 05/29/19, 6:15 PM:

  INDEED! Thank you, Nancy!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 05/29/19, 6:57 PM:

   Thanks, Sarah Sugah!  

  Cheryl (White Wilson - James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) - 05/29/17:

    Thanks, Cheryl!

 From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/30/16:

  Thanks, Joan!

“I don't mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/21/19, 10:42 PM - "Natural dyes and projects" (#7 in a Series of 12):

  Natural dyes and projects

     Thank you, Shari!



Sea Shell Applique - not free, but $3.00


Seafood Main Dish Recipes - "Looking for main dish fish and shellfish recipes? Allrecipes has more than 2,090 trusted main dish fish and shellfish recipes."



From - 05/30/16:

One Spring afternoon, I came home to find two little girls on the steps of my building. Both were crying hard, shedding big tears. Thinking they might be hurt, I dropped my briefcase and quickly went over to them. "Are you all right?" I asked.

Still sobbing, one held up her doll. "My baby's arm came off," she said.

I took the doll and its disjointed arm. After a little effort and luck, the doll was again whole.

"Thank you," came a whisper from the girl as I handed her the doll back.

Next, looking into the tearful eyes of her friend, I asked, "And what's the matter with you, young lady?"

She wiped her cheeks and said, "Oh, I'm okay, I was just helping her cry."


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 -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.
3. Friday, August 02, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at    

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/26/19

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

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the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Sea of Love

Written by Philipe Baptiste [aka Phil Phillips] (b. 14 Mar 1926) and George Khoury

Recorded by Philipe Baptiste
[aka Phil Phillips] (b. 14 Mar 1926), 1959

Come with me my love to the sea
The sea of love
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm drowning in a sea of love

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm drowning in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I just knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I just knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I just knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down here in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Come with me my love to the sea
The sea of love
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down here in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea


"Sea of Love" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Sea of Love" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Glorious Under Sea Images off the Coast of Belize (May 2006) courtesy of the late Chip Clark ('65) - 06/01/06
Thanks again, Chippy Darlin'!

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!

Aquarium Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/01/05

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

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of - 02/05/08

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Bronze Star clip art courtesy of - 05/09/08

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 Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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

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