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06/13/18 - 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 - Tell Me Why - The Beatles, 1964


"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.


   Happy Birthday Flag Day tomorrow to The United States Army - 1775 AND   the late Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) (d. 20 July 2013) AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (Wife of  George Konstant - '65 of VA) AND  Linda McKenna Sivilich of PA AND    My Grandson, Buckley Harty of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

18 - The late Mimi Weger Green (February '40) (d. 15 Mar 2010) AND  Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND  Mike Leonard ('68) of VA AND   the late Mark Wilson ('68) (d. 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!


June 13, 1940 - USS North Carolina was launched.

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.


Wednesday, June 13, 1968 - Cyclist Fabio Baldato was born in Lonigo, Italy.

Wednesday, June 13, 1968 - Ice hockey player and coach Peter DeBoer was born George Peter DeBoer in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada.

Wednesday, June 13, 1968 - Sportscaster Darren Dreger was born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

Wednesday, June 13, 1968 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer David Gray was born in Sale, Cheshire, England.

Wednesday, June 13, 1968 - Ice hockey player Tim Leveque was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Wednesday, June 13, 1968 - Singer-songwriter Denise Pearson was born Denise Lisa Maria Pearson in Islington, London, England.

Wednesday, June 13, 1968 - Journalist and author Marcel Theroux was born Marcel Raymond Theroux in Kampala, Uganda.


Sunday, June 13, 1971 - The Newport News High School Class of 1971 was graduated, the last class ever to do so.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/11/15:

If the bitter cup does not pass, drink it and be strong, trusting in better days ahead.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/13/18:

  Thank you, Joan!

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/11/18 - "A Mini NNHS Reunion":

  Hi Carol,

Tom Oxner ’65 contacted me recently and told me that he would be visiting NN from his home in Arkansas. He suggested that we meet and catch up on old times.

Of course, I accepted immediately, and we set the date and location. Out of a tiny sense of nostalgia, I suggested the McDonald’s at Mercury Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue. Why there, you may ask? Because it sits atop the former site of Parkview Elementary School, which I attended for 2nd and 3rd grades. As it turned out, Tom attended Briarfield Elementary, but no matter.

We convened at 9 AM on Saturday, 9 June, and spent a joyful (and sometimes sad) hour recounting our old friends and activities in and around Newmarket. I had lived on 72nd Street, and he had lived on Madison Avenue.

That circle of friends included, but was not limited to
Donnie Reed ('65), The Dempsey Sisters ( Katie - Warwick HS - '64 and Patty - '66), Ronnie Wood ('66),  Joe Wingo ('65), Rex ('66) and  Malcolm Davis ('65), Vicki Edgerton ('66), Al Hines ('65), Billy Gallimore ('67), et. al. Tom had not known that Al Hines had passed away in October of 2016, and he was much saddened to learn of this.

As we neared the time of departure, we drafted a kind customer to take the obligatory photo, and here it is. In the background you can see the sign “The Dump”. It occupies the old Hechinger Hardware location in Newmarket Shopping Center.

   Thank you so much, David! With all the sad and unpleasant news that seems to be engulfing many of us now, this did my heart good, even including that bittersweet moment!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 06/12/18:

     Here's some sad but goofy yet blessed news.

   A crazy thing happened during the major thunderstorms we had here in Fayetteville last night. The smaller section of our dogwood tree fell down before 7:30 this morning. The larger section on the left fell between then and noon. Neither time did either of us hear a single sound! It appears to have been hit by one of the many lightening strikes which hovered all around us. It could not have fallen in a better direction, causing no harm whatsoever to us, our home, our driveway, or even the nearby hickory tree, for which we are exceedingly thankful.

   I shall miss the bright red berries and beautiful white blossoms, as well as the nice shade.

 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/12/18:
  Thanks, Jean! That sounds like a reasonable plan!

I see before me tons of soil. --  A greeting to a group of farmers; he meant to say, 'sons of toil.''

- Attributed to the Reverend William Archibald Spooner
22 July 1844 – 29 Aug 1930)

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/31/18 - "Beautiful Flowers" (#3 in a Series of 16):
  If anyone has noticed, I gather pictures to send out yearly of flowers. There may be other people who love flowers as much as I do, but my guess is no one loves flowers any more than I do. lol

Hope you enjoy them!

     Thank you, Shari!


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From  - 06/12/18:

One night, a lady stumbled into the police station with a black eye. She claimed she heard a noise in her backyard and went to investigate. The next thing she knew she was hit in the eye and knocked out cold.

An officer was sent to her house to investigate and he returned 1-1/2 hours later with a black eye.

"Did you get hit by the same person?" his captain asked.

"No," he replied. "I stepped on the same rake."

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 11, 2018 -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, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Contact

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/11/18

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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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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 - 06/02/06 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Tell Me Why" lyrics courtesy of also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!

NOTE: This page was unavailable at original press time, so the lyrics are actually courtesy
of - 06/03/06

"Tell Me Why" clip art courtesy of - 06/03/06

Flower Bar 69 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I dunno, but it's been in my files since 01/12/10

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

Graduation clip art courtesy of - 07/20/06

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

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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