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06/13/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Tell Me Why

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

-
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
(23 Dec 1804 - 13 Oct 1869)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ya know, sometimes I wish someone would tell me why..... 

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbwO1QBtfBs - Tell Me Why - The Beatles, 1964


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tell_Me_Why_%28The_Beatles_song%29:

"Tell Me Why" is a song by the Beatles from their album A Hard Day's Night. In North America, it was released on both the American version of A Hard Day's Night and the album Something New. Credited to Lennon–McCartney, it was written by John Lennon in either Paris or New York[1][2] and recorded in eight takes on 27 February 1964.[3]

Paul McCartney said:

I think a lot of these [Lennon's] songs like "Tell Me Why" may have been based in real experiences or affairs John was having, or arguments with Cynthia [Lennon’s wife] or whatever, but it never occurred to us until later to put that slant on it all.[4]

Lennon described the song as resembling "a black New York girl-group song".[5] Its basic structure of simple doo-wop chord changes and block harmonies over a walking bass line "creates an illusion of sincerity through its sheer attack."[2]

"Tell Me Why" was performed in the Beatles' debut feature film, A Hard Day's Night. The song was part of the 'studio performance' sequence, which was filmed at the Scala Theatre, London, on 31 March 1964.

The song is in the key of D major.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to The United States Army - 1775 AND     Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) of TX AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (Wife of   George Konstant - '65 of VA) AND     Linda McKenna Sivilich of PA AND        My 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 - The late  Mimi Weger Green ('40) (deceased 15 Mar 2010)  AND    Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND    Mike Leonard ('68) of VA AND the late     Mark Wilson ('68) (deceased 04/19/11) 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 to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


THIS DAY IN WWII:


June 13, 1942
- The United States opened its Office of War Information.

June 13, 1942 - The United States established the Office of Strategic Services.

June 13, 1944 - German combat elements - reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division - launched a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.

June 13, 1944 - Germany launched a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Thursday, June 13, 1963 - Tennis player Bettina Bunge was born in Adliswil, Switzerland.

Thursday, June 13, 1963 - Singer-songwriter and bassist (Smash Mouth) Paul De Lisle was born in Exeter, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, June 13, 1963 - Tennis player Catarina Lindqvist was born in Kristinehamn, Värmland, Sweden.

Thursday, June 13, 1963 - Writer and artist Audrey Niffenegger was born in South Haven, Michigan.


 From the Cutest Girl in the Class of 1965, Dianne Adams Puckette of VA - 06/12/13 - "Please add me!":  

I somehow have lost touch but would love to be on the list again.. thanks so much.......

Dianne (Adams) Puckette

   Dianne Darlin', how do you keep "distapeering"?!? Of course I'll add you back!

Thank you SO MUCH, Carol!  I’ve missed you all!

   Thank you, Dianne; I'm so glad you're back with us!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/12/13 - "Leaving the City of Regret & More":

Jokes, Funny Quotes & Quickies Q. and A.

A Zen master once said to me, "Do the opposite of whatever I tell you." So I didn't.

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"My doctor tells me I suffer from extreme hypochondria. He prescribed a strong placebo, but I don't think it's working."
-Fred Marcum


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"The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up."
--Unknown


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I telephoned the veterinarian's office to ask when I should take my three month old kitten in to be vaccinated for rabies. After a few initial questions, the woman who answered the telephone asked, "What is the kitten's name?"

"Demon", I replied.

"Demon? That's an odd name," she said.

"Maybe, but it's appropriate anyway."

I heard clicking of a computer keyboard, then she said, "Our records show that you have cats named Gato [which is Spanish for 'male cat'], Scamp, Stinky, and now you named one Demon. Is that right?"

"Yes, it is."

"You really don't like cats, do you?"

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*-- More Q and A Quickies --*

Q: What's green and sits in the corner?

A: A frog that got in trouble!


Q: How do astronauts eat their ice cream?

A: In floats!


*-- Even More Q and A Quickies --*

Q: What's worse than cutting school?

A: Taping it back together!


Q: Why was the sand wet?

A: Because the sea weed!

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The Snickers candy bar was named after the family horse by its creators, Frank and Ethel Mars. When it was first introduced in 1929, a Snickers bar sold for only a nickel.

During World War II, Heath bars were chosen as part of U.S. soldiers' rations because of their long shelf life. M&M's also were often included because of their resistance to melting.

Although the Curtiss Candy Company insisted that the Baby Ruth bar was named in honor of President Cleveland's daughter Ruth; skeptics, however, believe it was more likely an attempt to cash in on the popularity of baseball player Babe Ruth without paying royalties.

The 3 Musketeers bar, introduced in 1932, was originally composed of three separate pieces of candy with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavorings.

The Milky Way candy bar was originally supposed to taste like malted milk. The founder of the Mars company came up with the idea at a local visit to a malt shop. Milky Way was born in 1923.

William H. Luden created the 5th Avenue bar. However, Luden is best known for his cough drops.

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THRIFTY TIP: Try Vinegar

Instead of dryer sheets add 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar or 1/4 cup baking soda to your laundry. Vinegar is great at removing odors and the distinctive scent will be gone by the rinse cycle. If you want your clothes to have that dryer sheet scent...spray a small piece of cloth with an essential oil and toss it in your dryer.

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What type of mother would do this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuA0HQk5wP0
Son arrested for eating his mother's pop tarts.

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Quotes Of Value

"Your best is ALWAYS good enough. After you have truly done your best, release your attachment to the outcome."
~Unknown

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I live to experience something new each day - to learn something new, meet a new friend, bring joy into someone's life, feel the wind newly on my skin, touch a new fear, a new anger, and with focused intent and good fortune, find an ample measure of my own joy."
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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Leaving the City of Regret

I had not really planned on taking a trip this time of year, and yet I found myself packing rather hurriedly. This trip was going to be unpleasant, and I knew in advance that no real good would come of it. I'm talking about my annual "Guilt Trip."

I got tickets to fly there on Wish I Had airlines. It was an extremely short flight.

I got my baggage, which I could not check. I chose to carry it myself all the way. It was weighted down with a thousand memories of what might have been.

No one greeted me as I entered the terminal to the Regret City International Airport. I say international because people from all over the world come to this dismal town.

As I checked into the Last Resort Hotel, I noticed that they would be hosting the year's most important event, the Annual Pity Party. I wasn't going to miss that great social occasion. Many of the town's leading citizens would be there.

First, there would be the Done family, you know, Should Have, Would Have, and Could Have.

Then came the I Had family. You probably know ol' Wish and his clan.

Of course, the Opportunities would be present, Missed and Lost.

The biggest family would be the Yesterday's. There are far too many of them to count, but each one would have a very sad story to share.

Then Shattered Dreams would surely make an appearance. And It's Their Fault would regale us with stories (excuses) about how things had failed in his life, and each story would be loudly applauded by Don't Blame Me and I Couldn't Help It.

Well, to make a long story short, I went to this depressing party knowing that there would be no real benefit in doing so. And, as usual, I became very depressed.

But as I thought about all of the stories of failures brought back from the past, it occurred to me that all of this trip and subsequent "pity party" could be cancelled by ME!

I started to truly realize that I did not have to be there. I didn't have to be depressed. One thing kept going through my mind, I CAN'T CHANGE YESTERDAY, BUT I DO HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE TODAY A WONDERFUL DAY.

I can be happy, joyous, fulfilled, encouraged, as well as encouraging. Knowing this, I left the City of Regret immediately and left no forwarding address.

Am I sorry for mistakes I've made in the past? YES! But there is no physical way to undo them.

So, if you're planning a trip back to the City of Regret, please cancel all your reservations now.

Instead, take a trip to a place called, Starting Again. I liked it so much that I have now taken up permanent residence there.

My neighbors, the I Forgive Myselfs and the New Starts are so very helpful. By the way, you don't have to carry around heavy baggage because the load is lifted from your shoulders upon arrival.

God bless you in finding this great town. If you can find it, it's in your own heart.

Please look me up. I live on I Can Do It street.

~by Larry Harp~

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   Thank you, Shari!


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/12/13 - "31 Things to Teach Your Daughter": 

31 Things to Teach Your Daughter
 
  1. How to give a firm handshake.
2. To never wear clothes with something written across the butt.
3. A man will never treat a woman better than he treats his mom. Pay attention to how the guys treat their moms, and run from the ones who aren’t respectful.
4. Look people in the eye when you talk to them.
5. People will judge you by what you say. “I was like, um, totally!” does not qualify as a sentence.
6. People will judge you by what you wear. Show respect for yourself (and see #2).
7. How to change a tire.
8. How to throw a football.
9. Don’t be afraid to use your voice – sometimes it’s the most powerful thing you have.
10. Basic self defense – be able to get out of a situation, and run fast. And use that powerful voice.
11. Teach them how to apologize well, ask for help when needed, and that anger is more harmful to the person who harbors it than to who it’s directed at.
12. What’s in the magazine is photoshopped. Confidence is more attractive than size 2 jeans.
13. Laughter can diffuse many a challenging situation. Especially when you can laugh at yourself.
14. Block out the voices. Not every opinion is worth listening to – listen to the ones that matter, and learn whose opinion you’ll allow to shape your thoughts.
15. Advertising is full of hidden agendas. Don’t fall for it. “Maybe she’s born with it… maybe it’s Maybelline” – really? Maybelline didn’t make her anything she wasn’t born with.
 
 

16. How to hit a baseball, throw a punch, and use a compass.
17. How to write a proper thank you letter, and how to type.
18. How to manage her money.
19. Appreciate the little things (and little refers to more than diamonds and pearls).
20. Read often and much. Read works of classic and contemporary literature, fiction and nonfiction.
21. Walk in someone else’s shoes.
22. Listen well, both for what’s being said, and for what’s being omitted.
23. Dream big, and set realistic goals. You can accomplish more than you think you can.
24. Girls can do most things as well as boys can, in general. But know your personal limits, what your own strengths and weaknesses are. Once you know them you can use them to your advantage.
25. Most things worth having or worth doing require sacrifice. Know what you’re willing to sacrifice, and for what.
26. No regrets. Learn from the past, but don’t dwell on what could have been.
27. Just because it’s never been done doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Push the limits.
28. Basic sewing skills.
29. How to handle herself online – using good privacy, remembering that anything shared can go viral (including pictures in poor taste), and knowing that people online aren’t always who they say they are.
30. Trust your instincts. If it feels wrong, it probably is. Listen to that voice, and don’t silence it.
31. The world isn’t all there is. Rely on God more than you rely on anything else, including yourself.
 
   Thank you so much, Susan! One or two of these things (okay, four or five) I never really learned myself, but I suppose there's still time.....


From My Friend, Edwin, of NC - 06/12/13 - "Things You Never Think of.....": 

    Thanks so much, Ed! I think I seriously injured myself laughing at this!
 
 


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/12/13 -"Positive Thoughts": 

  AMEN! Thanks again, Susan!
   
   


From My Friend, Mariel, of NC - 06/12/13 - "Analytical Chemists of the Old West":

   

I laughed a little too hard at this.

     So did I! Thanks, Mariel!

 
 


     From Me ('65) of NC - 06/12/13 - "The Next Time.....":

 
 
 


  From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 06/12/13 - "Your Shoe Size":

     Thanks, Evelyn - I think!

   I'm pretty sure the math side of my brain must have succumbed to a high fever during my childhood (that's my story and I'm sticking to it), but I do not see how this can work both now and three months from now after I've had my birthday. My shoe size should still be the same, the year of my birth would not have changed.

   I don't want to think about it. It's giving me a headache. OW-OW-OW-OW-OW!

 
 


From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 06/12/13 - "Baked Cheese and Broccoli Patties":

  Baked Cheese and Broccoli Patties

INGREDIENTS

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic - minced
1/2 onion - chopped
1 (12 ounce) bag frozen broccoli - defrosted
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup sharp light cheddar cheese
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
2 eggs - beaten (can use whites for healthier version)
salt/pepper

 
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat, add in the garlic and onions. Season with salt/pepper to taste. Sauté until onions are garlic are tender, set aside to cool.

Add the broccoli to a kitchen towel. Wrap the towel around the broccoli and squeeze out the extra moisture. Pour the drained broccoli into a large bowl, add the onion and garlic and mix gently.

To the same bowl, add the panko, the cheeses, eggs, and salt/pepper to taste.

Mix together and form into patties, place on the prepared baking sheet.


Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip and bake for another 15 minutes or until browned and crispy.
 
   OHHH, these are so beautiful, and look sooo yummy! Thanks, Tina! (I personally never heard of panko, but I suppose as the man said, there are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in my philosophy.....


From My Friend, Crystal, of Northern VA - 06/12/13 - "Easy Peanut Butter Cookies": 

http://thesouthernladycooks.com/2008/05/22/easy-peanut-butter-cookies/

   Oh, thank you so much for sending this to me again, Crystal! This is a very valuable recipe to own - three ingredients (four, if you plunk a Hershey's Kiss atop each one), ten minutes to bake - what a life saver!


BONUS WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://crochet.craftgossip.com/why-didnt-anyone-tell-me-about-this-site/2009/10/04/


BONUS TELL ME WHAT DIET:

http://www.everydiet.org/diet/just-tell-me-what-to-eat  - "Dr. Timothy Harlan is a physician and chef who has helped thousands of patients to achieve their weight loss goals. His book, Just Tell Me What To Eat, approaches dieting from the perspective of what you can eat instead of listing forbidden foods.

He provides dieters with a solution to weight loss in the form of a prescription of the foods to eat, when to eat them, how to prepare them and why these foods will improve your health. This program is a six-week medically based weight loss plan that includes nutritious foods and is based on the Mediterranean Diet."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/12/13:

There's a lot to be said about marital bliss...

A while back there was an opening in the CIA for an assassin. These highly classified positions are extremely difficult to fill, requiring an extensive background check, training, and testing before candidates are even considered for the position. After reviewing several applicants and completing all the checks and training, the field was narrowed to the three most promising candidates. The day came for the final test, which would determine which of equally qualified candidates, would get the job.

The final candidates consisted of two men and one woman. The men administering the test took the first candidate, a man, down a corridor to a closed door and handed him a gun saying, "We must be completely assured that you will complete your assignments and follow instructions regardless of the circumstances. Inside this room you will find your wife, seated in a chair. Take this gun and kill her."

The man, looking completely shocked said, "You can't be serious! I could never kill my wife."

The CIA man said, "Well, then, you're obviously not the man for the job. Take your wife and go home."

They brought the next candidate in, the other man, and repeated the instructions. This man took the gun, walked into the room and closed the door. However, after five minutes of silence, the door opened and the man handed the CIA tester the gun, saying, "I just couldn't do it. I couldn't kill my wife. I tried to pull the trigger but I just couldn't do it."

The CIA man said, "Well, then, you're obviously not the man for the job. Take your wife and go home."

Then they brought the woman down the corridor to the closed door, handed her a gun, and said, "We must be completely assured that you will complete your assignments and follow instructions regardless of the circumstances. Inside this room you will find your husband, seated in a chair. Take this gun and kill him."

The woman took the gun, walked into the room, and before the door closed all the way, the CIA men heard the gun start firing. One shot after another, for thirteen shots, the noise continued. Then all hell broke loose. For the next several minutes, the men heard screaming, cursing, furniture crashing and banging on the walls; then suddenly, silence. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman. She wiped the sweat from her brow and said, "You guys didn't tell me the gun was loaded with blanks! I had to beat him to death with the chair!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, July 4, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/03/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


 Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                   Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
     

 


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Tell Me Why

Words and Music credited to Lennon–McCartney

Recorded by The Beatles, 1964
 

Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me

Well I gave you everything I had
But you left me sitting on my own
Did you have to treat me oh so bad
All I do is hang my head and moan

Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me

If there's something I have said or done
Tell me what and I'll apologize
If you don't I really can't go on
Holding back these tears in my eyes

Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me

Well I'm beggin' on my bended knees
If you'll only listen to my pleas
Is there anything I can do
'cause I really can't stand it
I'm so in love with you

Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me


"Tell Me Why" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beatles/ - 06/02/06
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Tell Me Why" lyrics courtesy of http://www.iqm.ro/beatles/lyrics/pdoyouwan.html 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!

NOTE: This page was unavailable at press time, so the lyrics are actually courtesy
of http://www.stevesbeatles.com/songs/tell_me_why.asp - 06/03/06

"Tell Me Why" clip art courtesy of http://www.vre.org/feedback/tell_me_why.htm - 06/03/06

Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html – 01/29/05

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

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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

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

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