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06/13/19 - 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


"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 Drake 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 -   The late Dino Vretos ('57) (d. 04 May 2019) 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.


June 13, 1969 - Actress, director, and screenwriter Cayetana Guillén Cuervo was born in Madrid, Spain.

June 13, 1969 - Author, screenwriter, and director Virginie Despentes was born in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

June 13, 1969 - Actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter Laura Kightlinger was born in the USA.

June 13, 1969 - Shot putter Svetlana Krivelyova was born Svetlana Vladimirovna Krivelyova (Светлана Владимировна Кривелёваin) in Bryansk, Russia.

June 13, 1969 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Søren Rasted was born in Blovstrød, Denmark.

June 13, 1969 - Journalist, director, and producer Pralhad Keshav Atre (b. 13 Aug 1898 in Kodhit, Saswad, Pune district, Maharashtra) died in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India at the age of 70.


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 Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA - 06/13/19:

  Thank you, Susan!


From KMOV-TV - 06/12/19:


History made: Blues beat Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 for franchise's first Stanley Cup

ST. LOUIS ( -- It’s all real. It actually happened.

The Blues just won the Cup.

With a win over the Bruins Wednesday night, St. Louis captured its first Stanley Cup title in franchise history. Blues hockey, a tradition dating back to 1967, just delivered a moment only thought possible in the dizziest daydreams of its supporters. Until now.


Paced by two first-period goals, the Blues defeated the Bruins 4-1 at TD Garden in Boston, bringing their final record in road games throughout these playoffs to a historic 10-3. Jordan Binnington, the best individual story in St. Louis sports history this side of Kurt Warner, showed up on the biggest stage Wednesday, putting on the display of a lifetime. His exceptional play began from the drop of the puck, as Binnington made several breathtaking saves in the first, keeping Boston off the board in spite of a Bruins power play.

The title didn’t happen on home ice, but that hasn’t deterred St. Louis’ enthusiasm for the occasion. After the Enterprise Center watch party sold out in under an hour, the Cardinals opened up Busch Stadium for the overflow party. Rest assured, the festivities downtown will rage deep into the night, and beyond...

   Go Blues!

St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo carries the Stanley Cup after the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins
in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of NC (soon to be OK) - 06/13/19, @ 9:00 AM - "  My #2 Son, Brent Harty ( Hillsboro HS, IL - Boy with Best Personality in the Class of 1990) of OK and His Blues":


This guy has been a Blues fan these many years. Here is Brent in his favorite shirt. He was wearing it when we met. He is a loyal fan.

Great job, Blues!

   Thank you, Laura!

St. Blues Hockey Logo Brent Brent and Laura

From Michael Barber ('67) of VA - 06/12/19, 1:02 AM:

Hi Carol,

Just wanted to let you know that I can now read the newsletter on my iPhone and I am thrilled. I also just bought a new laptop so I’m good to go all around. Thanks so much for all of your hard work!!

Blessings and love, Michael

      Thank you so much, Michael! That, too, is fabulous news!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 06/13/19, @ 10:00 AM:

  If it's dark and raining where you are as it is here today, hoping this will put a smile on your face. Smiles are always better than frowns.

     INDEED! Thank you, Jimmy!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 06/12/19:


 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)

Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me About This Site?

25 Knitting Tips That Will Instantly Make You a Better Knitter - "...When knitting complex stitch patterns, cables or lace, you want the stitch-work to speak for itself... Every pattern will tell you what the recommended gauge is..."


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."

From  - 06/12/19:

Husband stepping out of the shower: "Honey, I think I'm losing weight finally!"

Wife: "Why's that?"

HHusband: "My towel's fitting a lot looser!"

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

"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

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

WOO-HOO clip art courtesy of -05/25/17

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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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