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06/13/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Rock You Like a Hurricane

ďAnyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane
is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.Ē

- Anderson Cooper

 (b. 03 June 1967)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The theme of today's Newsletter was suggested by       My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/12/09 - "Scorpions":

Rock You Like A Hurricane! Thanks, this is my favorite of theirs. Love the guitar.
Frank Sinatra--not my thing.


   This song (particularly the lyrics) is a bit more - um, exciting - than we usually feature here, but it is one of the greatest hard rock songs ever, and the guitar work, as you said, is truly phenomenal. 

   Thanks, Shari - love you, too!

BONUS - - Rock You Like A Hurricane - Scorpions, 1984


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The United States Army - 1775 AND  Rosalee Wills Jecmenek ('65) of TX AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (wife of   George Konstant - '65 - of VA) AND    Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA AND    My Youngest Grandson, Buckley Harty of MA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND Kay Walker Gray ('57) AND        Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX;

17 - Dino Vretos ('57) AND   Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA;

18 - Mimi Weger Green ('40) of VA AND    Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND    Mike Leonard ('68) of VA AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71);

19 - Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) AND Doris Landon Lewis ('57);

20 -   Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!  

  From George Konstant ('65) of VA - 06/11/09:

Hi Carol,

I think you are doing a great job on the web site. I enjoy keeping up with everyone through the information you post. However, I noticed that you have my birth date listed as this month. It is not until December 2nd; please don't make me any older than I already am!

   No, no, that's not YOUR birthday I'm listing, George; it's Cindy's!  I just don't have her maiden name or school or class, let alone her senior portrait, so I referenced your name and picture as well.

   Unless, of course, I accidentally caused some of that line to vanish in one of this week's Newsletters..... 
I'd better go check them all.

Thanks for the quick response, you do such a wonderful job on the web page, what would we do without you!  I guess I just didn't read the whole article, you know how old men are.

I am really looking forward to our 45-Year Reunion.  I have enjoyed working with our reunion committee; hope we can come up with another great event.

I retired from Anheuser Busch two years ago after 34 years of service. I am now a AFAA certified personal trainer. If you know of any people in my area who need a trainer, give me a call.

Looking forward to seeing you at the reunion; keep up the great work. 

George Konstant

   Thanks so much, George!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 06/11/09 - "Jury Duty Scam":

This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below).  It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.   

The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity was just stolen. The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois, and Colorado.

This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.  

Check it out here:   And here:

   YOWZERS! Thanks, Ronnie!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 06/12/09 - " Sold! One parking spot, only $300,000":

Are you kidding me!? I've got to find this person, I have some ocean front property for sale in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Some folks should not be allowed to "have money". Must be a reader of "Getting Rich for Dummies".

Sold! One parking spot, only $300,000

A real estate agent said a resident of Boston's upscale Back Bay section plunked down $300,000 to own what is believed to be the priciest parking space in the city's history. 

   Now, Wayne Honey, surely you're not implying that this is not a wise stewardship over one's finances, are you?!? Why, I'm sure upon reflection that you'll agree that this is worth every penny!

   Thanks, Sweetie!

From My Friend, Tina, of NA - 06/12/09 - "Smile!":

I sure do miss him!

Smile! - Or laugh out loud!

   This ought to make us all do a little of both! Thanks, Tina!


  From Harry Simpson ('54) of VA - via snail mail on 05/23/09:

May 19, 2009

Dear Carol,

I am enclosing a copy of the Class Directory for our NNHS Class of 1954.

Someone, somewhere, may contact you for some info on a person in the NNHS Class of 1954, and you will have a source for helping them.

Thank you for ALL that you do to keep NNHS news up to date.

God Bless,
Harry Simpson
NNHS Class of 1954

   WOWZERONI! To my mind this is the handiest of all the Reunion Booklets I've seen. I really like the smaller size (5-1/2" x 8-1/2") format. It also contains a wealth of valuable information for the site - which I had hoped to have added by now, but, nooOOOOOOoooo.

   So let's give it a start:


 - brand new page

   I'll keep moving on this.....


  I particularly like this note at the end of the booklet:

"Reach out and touch at least five (5) of your classmates on a regular basis,
by visiting, sending letters or cards, phone calls, text messages, Twitter,
Facebook, My Space, and/or e-mails."

    What an inspired addition - great job! Thank you so much, Harry!

From - 06/12/09 - "Feel Good about Yourself":

Success Principles - Feeling Good About You is the Key to Success and Happiness
By Anne Hartley, Apr. 22, 2009

Recently a client told me that I was her role model for being a confident person. This set me to wondering as to how I became a confident person, what happened and when so I created a timeline where I went back to a time when I lacked confidence and found that was when I left school, many aeons ago.

When I left school I planned to be a hairdresser and had an apprenticeship lined up. After working at the hairdressers during the holidays they told me to rethink my career because I wasnít suited to it. I donít know if it was because I knocked over a perm tray, spilled tint on a customers back, or wet another customerís clothes while washing her hair. Being young, I felt totally shattered that my dream had come to an end and it was a time when I was totally lacking in confidence and I didnít know what I wanted to do.

At that time we were going through another recession and jobs were very hard to come by (by the time you get to my age you have lived through so many recessions they donít frighten you any more). I had been actively applying for any job for three months without any success when I was told about an office job which required applicants to pass a maths test. I was also told that 60 other people had failed this test. Funnily enough this didnít phase me as maths was my best subject at school and all of my vocational tests told me I should work with figures.

I did the test and passed and started out working in the office at Mark Foyís, which at that time was Sydneyís most beautiful department store. I loved my job, in fact Mum told me I talked about it so much I nearly drove my family nuts. When the managerís secretary left I was offered her job over people much older than myself. That job enabled me to become a confident person, not because I was better than anyone else, but because I was good at something, and that made me feel good about me.

A core element of my coaching process is choosing three values which represent the character traits of the ideal person you would like to be. Clients and students who commit to acting on these values often see a dramatic improvement in their lives and this is because acting on your values makes you feel good about you.

One of the values I have chosen for myself is Ďpowerfulí and itís the one Iíve struggled with because I havenít felt powerful for quite a long time. Every now and then Iíve tried to replace it with another value but I always come back it. Recently I decided to do my timeline exercise looking back at all the times when my life had gone off track so I could discover what I had done that turned my life around. And every time, without exception, I discovered that my life improved whenever I acted upon a choice which made me feel good about me. It was that simple.

In my book Love the Life You Live, I tell of the time when I suffered a financial setback prior to starting my life coaching business. The change began when I chose to go for a walk every time I felt angry or depressed and before long I was walking 5kms a day and I lost 20kgs. This made me feel good about myself. I then took a part-time job and I canít say that working at a lower level for a meagre hourly rate made me feel good about me, but the choice to act upon my values and find ways to enjoy myself while I was there did.

With every choice I made that made me feel better about me my life improved. Out of the blue I was offered ghost writing work and as this was interesting and well paying work my confidence returned. I discovered the simple fact that just making everyday choices that make me feel good about me is enough to turn my life around.

With this new awareness I decided to redefine powerful to include self respect as I believe self respect is the place from which all happiness and success flows and with this new definition of being powerful its a value which now supports me.

What can you do each and every day that makes you feel good about you?

Author's Bio

Anne Hartley is a life coach and author of several books. She trains life coaches in her unique Heart Process via teleconferencing.

© Copyright by, Self Improvement Online, Inc.

NOTE: British spellings and idioms left intact.


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 06/11/09 - "Senior's Biker Bar":

Senior's Biker Bar...




    Thanks, Glenn!


1. Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2009 - The Class of 1961 will hold a Mini-Reunion: Social get together Saturday night, June 13, 6:00 PM until ? at the David home on Parkway Drive; Breakfast Sunday, June 14, 9:30 AM Ė 12:30 PM at the Saunders home in Isle of Wight. For details, contact Buddy David: Phone (757) 595-4500 or Fax (757) 595-6723 - CLASS OF 1961

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at - CLASS OF 1970

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/05/09

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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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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Rock You Like a Hurricane

Words and Music by Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine, and Herman Rarebell

(Scorpions), 1984

It's early morning
The sun comes out
Last night was shaking
And pretty loud
My cat is purring
And scratches my skin
So what is wrong
With another sin

The bitch is hungry
She needs to tell
So give her inches
And feed her well
More days to come
New places to go
I've got to leave
It's time for a show

Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am, rock you like a hurricane

My body is burning
It starts to shout
Desire is coming
It breaks out loud
Lust is in cages
Till storm breaks loose
Just have to make it
With someone I choose

The night is calling
I have to go
The wolf is hungry
He runs the show
He's licking his lips
He's ready to win
On the hunt tonight
For love at first sting

Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Rock you like a hurricane

It's early morning
The sun comes out
Last night was shaking
And pretty loud
My cat is purring
And scratches my skin
So what is wrong
With another sin

The night is calling
I have to go
The wolf is hungry
He runs the show
He's licking his lips
He's ready to win
On the hunt tonight
For love at first sting

Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am

"Rock You Like a Hurricane" midi courtesy of - 06/13/09
at the indirect suggestion of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/12/09
Thanks, Shari!

"Rock You Like a Hurricane" lyrics courtesy of - 06/13/09
also at the indirect suggestion of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/12/09
Thanks again, Shari!

Image of Cuban Hurricane courtesy of - 06/13/09

Animated Spinning Rainbow Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/13/09

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 Head-Bonking Smiley courtesy of - 02/20/09

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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