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06/17/19 - NNHS Newsletter - That's Amore

“L'amore vero è così: non ha nessuno scopo e nessuna ragione,
e non si sottomette a nessun potere fuorché alla grazia umana.”

(“True love is this: it has no purpose and no reason,
and it does not submit to any power except to human grace.”)

- Elsa Morante, L'isola di Arturo
 (18 Aug 1912 - 25 Nov 1985)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This 1953 hit was a childhood favorite of mine.

BONUS - That's Amore - Dean Martin, 1956


"That's Amore" is a 1953 song by composer Harry Warren[1] and lyricist Jack Brooks.[1] It became a major hit and signature song for Dean Martin in 1953. Amore (pronounced [aˈmoːre]) means "love" in Italian.

The song first appeared in the soundtrack of the Martin and Lewis comedy film The Caddy, released by Paramount Pictures on August 10, 1953. In the film, the song is performed mainly by Dean Martin, with Jerry Lewis joining in and then followed by the other characters in the scene. It received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song of that year, but it lost to "Secret Love" from Calamity Jane starring Doris Day.[1]

The track that was used for the single released by Capitol Records was recorded on August 13, 1953, (Session 3098; Master 11694-6), with the orchestra conducted by Dick Stabile, at Capitol Records' studios at 5505 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California. On November 7, 1953, Martin's record of the song, with "You're the Right One" (which was recorded at the same session as "That's Amore") on the flip side, peaked at #2 on the Billboard charts. The song was kept from the #1 spot when Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "Vaya Con Dios" returned to the #1 spot after being knocked out by Stan Freberg's Capitol Records single "St. George and the Dragonet", which had been #1 for the previous four weeks, after "Vaya Con Dios" had been #1 for the nine previous weeks.[citation needed]

The song remains closely identified with Dean Martin. That's Amore was used as the title for a 2001 video retrospective of Martin's career; and his son, Ricci Martin, titled his 2002 biography That's Amore: A Son Remembers Dean Martin.[2] As an iconic song, "That's Amore" remains a secondary signature song...


   Happy Birthday today to   The late Dino Vretos ('57) (d. 04 May 2019) AND  Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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. 19 Apr 2011) AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

20 -  Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA;

21 - Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND  Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND  Terry Haney ('66) of VA;

22 -   Jim Cobb ('66) of VA;

23 -  Bobby Ball ('63) AND Faye Pearce Nalls ('63);

24 -    My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


June 17, 1940 - Operation Ariel began – Allied troops started to evacuate France, following Germany's takeover of Paris and most of the nation.

June 17, 1940 - The sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.

June 17, 1940 - The British Army's 11th Hussars assaulted and took Fort Capuzzo in Libya, Africa from Italian forces.

June 17, 1940 - The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fell under the occupation of the Soviet Union.

June 17, 1940 - France asked Germany for terms of surrender in World War II.

June 17, 1944 - Iceland declared its independence from Denmark and became a republic.


June 17, 1969 - Runner Paul Tergat was born Paul Kibii Tergat in Riwo, Baringo District, Kenya.

June 17, 1969 - Rugby league player and coach Geoff Toovey was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

June 17, 1969 - Footballer and manager Ilya Tsymbalar was born Ilya Vladimirovich Tsymbalar (Илья́ Влади́мирович Цымбала́рь) in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. He died from heart disease on 28 Dec 2013 in Odessa, Ukraine at the age of 44.

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

“Often the answer to our prayer does not come while we’re on our knees but while we’re on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us. Selfless acts of service and consecration refine our spirits remove the scales from our spiritual eyes and open the windows of heaven. By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer we often find the answer to our own.

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

  From Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA - 06/17/19:

  Thank you, Susan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 06/17/19, @ 11:55 AM:

  Well, the good news is that I've got things up and running enough to post, but I still have some issue to work on. It was the glitch that became a computer bomb and I can't figure out what caused it but I'm finding ways to correct it. I know enough to be dangerous but also cautious and I have someone who is also very helpful in correcting the problem. So, it was a different kind of Monday morning and I'll be writing a blog about computers today. I find that writing out my frustrations is sometimes good medicine and these things happen to the best of us at some time or other. But I hope God is blessing you all today and that wherever you go, you remember to be kind and wear a smile. Here's a morning picture just before the afternoon arrives.

      Thank you, Jimmy!


 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/14/19, 7:43 PM:

   EXACTAMUNDO! Thank you, Jean!

  From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 06/16/19:


BRILLIANT! Thank you, Mary!


From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 06/13/19, 10:39 AM:

  Thanks, Carlene! I would, ya know, but then I'd "prolly hafta" move, sooo.....

 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 06/13/19, 7:59 PM:

  Following a long and difficult stalk across a Chevron lot in Mesquite, Nevada AND, from the safety of a nearby fuel island, I finally got within range of a small herd of endangered pay phones warming in the late afternoon sun. A rare photo opportunity ensued

       Thanks, Jim, a rare sight, indeed!


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 06/16/17:


EXACTLY SO! Thank you, Jean!


 From My Cousin Jean's Daughter, Samantha, of VA -  06/16/17:

   BOY HOWDY! Thank you, Samantha!

From My Friend, Greg, of IL -

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Greg!

“If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.

- Yogi Berra
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)

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From - 06/16/17:

A guy walked into a restaurant with a small dog. The waiter said, "Sir, I'm very sorry, but we don't allow dogs in here."

The man replied, "But this isn't just any dog ... this dog can play the piano!"

The waiter responded, "Well, if he can play that piano, you both can stay and have a meal on the house!"

So the guy sat the dog on the piano stool, and the dog stared playing - Ragtime, Mozart ... and the waiter and patrons were enjoying the music.

Suddenly a bigger dog ran in, grabbed the small dog by the scruff of the neck, and dragged him out.

The waiter asked the man, "What was that all about?"

The guy said, "Oh, that was his mother. She wanted him to be a doctor."

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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That's Amore

Music by
Harry Warren (24 Dec 1893 – 22 Sept 1981)

Lyrics by Jack Brooks (14 Feb 1912 – 08 Nov0 1971), 1953

(In Napoli where love is king
When boy meets girl here's what they say)

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's amore
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
That's amore
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella

When the stars make you drool just like a pasta e fasule
That's amore
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You're in love
When you walk in a dream but you know you're not dreaming, signore
Scusa mi, but you see, back in old Napoli
That's amore

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's amore (That's amore)
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
That's amore (That's amore)
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita bella" (Vita bell—Vita bella)
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella (lucky fella)

When the stars make you drool just like a pasta e fasule
That's amore (That's amore)
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You're in love
When you walk in a dream but you know you're not dreaming, signore
Scusa mi, but you see, back in old Napoli
That's amore (amore)
That's amore


"That's Amore" lyrics courtesy of - 06/17/17

Image of Zesty Pepperoni Pizza courtesy of - 06/17/17

Animated Pizza Slices Divider line 263 clip art courtesy of - 06/17/17

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 - 06/18/03

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!

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!

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

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

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

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