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07/10/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Have You Ever Been Lonely?

“It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 – 18 Apr 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I awoke this morning in a bit of a melancholy mood.  Maybe it's the weather.  At any rate, this old song popped into my head.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcYIVhdc2E - Have You Ever Been Lonely? - Teresa Brewer, 1960

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j4zTtMFwW4 - Have You Ever Been Lonely? - Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves (with extra surprise bonuses of its own)


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Have_You_Ever_Been_Lonely%3F:

"Have You Ever Been Lonely?" is a popular song with music by Peter De Rose and lyrics by Billy Hill (writing under the name of George Brown), published in 1932. It has been recorded by many singers, becoming a standard.

Ted Lewis and Ray Noble with vocalist Al Bowlly [1] had successful records in 1933. A small cover war emerged between Jaye P. Morgan and Karen Chandler in 1955. The song was a pop chart entry by the Caravelles, a British girl group, in 1964. An electronically edited duet featuring Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline, who never recorded together while alive, became a top 10 country-western hit in the early 1980s.



REUNION ALERTS:

      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/11/10 - "Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion":

The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - which is OPEN to all classes!

Friday evening we will meet at R.J.'s Restaurant and Sports Bar. The only cost will be what you choose to eat and drink. The company will be priceless. 

Saturday will be spent at Newport News Park. We've reserved a group shelter that can seat 150 people with sufficient cover to take care of any weather concerns. If you made it to the 55th Birthday Party you'll recall it was held at the Park in one of the smaller shelters. The facility we're using this time is a new addition and will give us lots of flexibility to meet and reminisce. The cost of this event is $15.00 per person through August 31, 2010. After that date the cost will be $20.00 per person. The charge for Saturday will cover your food and beverages.

http://nnhs65.com/reunion-page.html

     http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html

          http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html

   Thanks, Dave!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/04/10 - "NNHS 64-64 BIRTHDAY CRUISE ANNOUNCEMENT":

Carol,

Please ... run a small reminder of the event and links to forms in each newsletter for a month or two...

Thanks,

Dave - NNHS64@cox.net

http://nnhs65.com/reunion-page.html

     http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA

          NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc

          http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html

          http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html

   Certainly, David!



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bobby Maddy ('57) AND POSSIBLY      Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN)!

   Happy Birthday this week to

   13 - James Stidham ('57);

    17 - Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND        My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


TODAY IN WWII:

July 10, 1940 - The Vichy government was established in France.

July 10, 1940 - Battle of Britain – The German Luftwaffe began attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though).

July 10, 1941 - Jedwabne Pogrom: the massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland began.

July 10, 1942 - Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union were established.

July 10, 1943 - The launching of Operation Husky began the Italian Campaign.


TODAY IN 1965:

Saturday, July 10, 1965 - Actor and comedian Alec Mapa was born in San Francisco.

Saturday, July 10, 1965 - Singer Ken Mellons was born in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Saturday, July 10, 1965 - Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (Πριγκίπισσα Αλεξία της Ελλάδας και Δανίας) was born in Mon Repos, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece.


  From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 07/09/10 - "New Email":

Hi Carol
 
Thank you for all of your efforts to keep Typhoons connected...what a gift you give to us!
 
Please change my email address for NNHS web notification purposes to: _______________________.
 
Have a great summer.
bb
 
Barbara L. Barnes

   Thank you, Barbara! I have you safely switched now! Let me know if you want it posted as well.


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/09/10 - "INFLATION CALCULATOR":

This is a nifty site.  Just plug in the numbers and the dates and see what has taken place over the years.

http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

For instance, in 1958 at age 12, I earned $40.00 that summer by cutting grass in my neighborhood. I thought I was rich. Looking back, it now seems like $40 was chump change.

But, when I plugged the numbers into the calculator, I realized that, in 1958, my $40 had the same buying power as $293 in today’s currency. That was a lot of cabbage for a 12 year old. Now, I am wondering where the heck it all went. I sure don’t remember having $293 worth of fun spending it.

Another interesting observation. I seem to recall regular gas costing $.30 per gallon in 1958. Adjusted for inflation, what is that price now? Comes out to $2.20. Hmmm, so gasoline has outrun inflation, but not by very much. So, when gas hits $3.00 per gallon now, and customers begin screaming, keep in mind that it equates to $.41 per gallon in 1958. The real question should be: What percent of your net income goes to gasoline? Given the numbers above, my guess is that it has not changed much (or has even gone down) since 1958.
 

  
OOOH, this IS cool!  I like its sister site, too: http://www.smugopedia.com/

   For instance:

Tomato

It is a mystery how the tomato arrived in North America from the Andes. My personal favorite theory--which is based on no evidence whatsoever--is that, when the Sephardic Jews who had fled Persia to Provence then emigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, they brought it with them.

  
Thanks, David!


    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/9/10 - "Lotta Good":

Hello Carol,

It's been a while but I do read your letters each day.

I do enjoy
      Paul's (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) tidbits. It looks like he is not only a good person to have at your side but a good friend to have your back!

I get so proud of you every time I see the reunion dates get longer and longer. You go girl!

With love, always, Linda May ' 66

   Thank you so much, Linda May! You're right about Paul, of course!

   But you're giving me way more credit than I deserve about the reunions. The various committees do all the hard work; I just pester people from time to time about the importance of reconnecting as often as possible! Thanks for writing; I've missed you!


  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/09/10, 12:01 PM - "regional differences":

There certainly are regional differences. Here in NH car insurance isn't required unless you've done something to cause a judge to order you to get it; motorcycle helmets aren't required; seatbelts aren't required for people over 18; guns are open carry, and if you want to carry concealed the police chief WILL, as the law reads, issue the permit unless he can show cause why not. (Some friends of mine in MA-- he early 60's, she late 50's, local property and business owners, wanted to get a gun and had to take a firearms safety course and explain WHY they thought they might need firearms--they have a jewelry business, and lots of precious metals and gems on hand. I keep telling them to move to NH.) You can register to vote same-day here, and fill out an affidavit of citizenship and identity-- you don't have to show any proof. NH has the largest house of representatives anywhere-- one rep in the state house for every 3500 people-- if you need to talk to your state rep she's probably within a few blocks of you-- and the legislature meets only 90 days annually-- and the legislators are paid $100 a year plus mileage; that's it.  If you are interested in politics here, at some point you'll probably serve in the legislature. (I was not able to run yet, because I'm under Hatch Act--position Federally-funded-- I probably will run when I retire). Since we're the first in the nation primary, we see all the potential Presidential candidates up close-- if you think they were kidding on West Wing about candidates down at the town dumps helping people empty their trash while discussing their issues, they weren't. I've spent many a Saturday morning at town dumps, asking people to sign petitions. We don't have any state income tax or sales tax here. We put the state liquor stores right on the major highways-- education in NH is heavily supported by liquor sales and lottery tickets. (Tourists sometimes act disconcerted by huge signs suggesting STOCK UP TAX FREE! on our liquor stores.) Many of our town clerks are open only one afternoon a week and one evening and that may be at a town office but more likely at home, and if you need to see the Supervisors of the Checklist in a small town to get petition signatures certified you'll definitely be visiting them at home; they don't have offices. I've lived in AK, WA, CA, NM, LA, VT, MA, VA, CO, MS, PA, ME, NY, and NH, and every place has it's good and bad and simply confusing differences. It's hard to explain to European friends that there are 50 different sets of school graduation requirements, professional certifications, liquor laws, etc etc etc.

Domi

    WOWZERS! The differences are much wider than I ever imagined! Up until this week, I had supposed they were primarily in the taxing, licensing and traffic law areas.

   Thanks, Domi!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/09/10 - "Tylenol Recall Grows Again":

The recall of Tylenol and other over-the-counter medicines has grown once again, with Tylenol maker McNeil PCC Inc. today announcing the recall of 21 lots of medicines as a precautionary measure. Today's recall includes Tylenol of various formulas, including children's Tylenol, the pain-killer Motrin, and Benadryl allergy tablets. (To find out if a product you have has been recalled, find the lot number and go to:
www.mcneilproductrecall.com/page.jhtml?id=/include/prd_all.inc.)

Late last year and into 2010, McNeil recalled a total of 60 million products after an abnormal smell was found in some containers. The musty, moldy odor was linked to trace amounts of a chemical called TBA. Today's recall was announced after an internal review found that some package materials used in these lots had been shipped and stored on the same type of wooden pallet tied to the presence of the TBA in the previously recalled lots, according to a news release by McNeil.

   Good grief! Thanks so much, Shari!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/07/10 - "Wed." (OOPS! Missed This Earlier...):

Have a nice rest of the week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FCrdM5ADgE
Scare Tactics--Scared Babysitter

Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxny2KMd0TI&feature=related
The Surpremes-You Just Keep Me Haning On - Classic Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aowSGxim_O8
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Mary Jane's Last Dance - Alt.Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut5A_r5iiOg
Beck, Loser Southpark -- hmm.. not quite sure how to categorize this?! Maybe light rock

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For my grandmother's 80th birthday, we had a huge family celebration and even managed to get a photo announcement printed in the local paper.

"That's a nice shot," I said.

"It's my passport picture," she revealed.

"Really?" I stared in complete amazement at my homebody grandma. "Where did you go?"

"Walgreens," she replied.

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A co-worker asked if I knew what to do about a computer problem that was preventing her from getting e-mail. After calling the help desk, I told my colleague that e-mail was being delayed to check for a computer virus. "It's a variant of the I Love You virus, only worse," I said.

"What could be worse?" my single co-worker asked wryly. "The Let's Just Be Friends virus?"


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Fact:

Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes under water.

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Health Tip

A few cups of green tea each day may help prevent heart disease, Greek researchers found. Green tea improves both blood flow and the ability of arteries to relax.

When volunteers were given green tea, they experienced almost immediate benefits.

Other studies have shown that black tea also has benefits for cardiovascular health. However, green tea might be even better because it had higher quantities of beneficial compounds called flavonoids, some of which are lost in the oxidation process that black tea undergoes.

Flavonoids are also found in cocoa, tomatoes and grapes..


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Household Tips N' More.......

Rusted metal furniture can be made like new by rubbing it down with turpentine.

Sprinkle ground cinnamon on the doorstep. Ants hate the smell.

Dull chrome faucets? Rub with undiluted cider vinegar or white vinegar. No need to rinse.

If you have a minor burn that hurts, apply mustard directly to the burn, it relieves the pain and heals the burn overnight!

Washer and dryer maintenance:

Since washers and dryers get a workout in most households here are some basic tips to avoid the unexpected.

Washer
1. Do not overload the washer. It damages the motor and transmission.
2. Every six months, remove and clean the intake screens where the water supply hoses enter the washing machine. Put the screens back in place afterward.
3. Remember to replace rubber fill hoses every five years.
4. Be aware that detergents do not dissolve well in water temperatures colder than 70°.

Dryer

1. Overloading the dryer restricts air flow, taking it longer to dry.
2. Remove lint before every load.
3. Wash the lint screen when need.
4. Rigid of flexible metal ducts should be used for venting.
5. Remove lint from the duct every two to three years.


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Lasting And Permanent

I turned the television on after breakfast today. A loud commercial blared out at me urging me to buy something and make my life happier. This was followed by another commercial and another each one saying the same thing: buy this or that and your life will be great. After a while I couldn’t take it anymore. The commercials weren’t making me feel better. They were just trying to make me want things I didn’t need. Finally I shut off the set and looked out the window at the sun coming up over the mountains. The clouds were painted purple, pink, and yellow by God’s own hand. Watching them I finally smiled and felt at peace.
 
In my life over the years I have listened to a lot of commercials and bought a lot of things. I have bought cars, televisions, computers, cell phones, stereos, and more appliances than I could use. The happiness they brought me was temporary and fleeting at best. They may have at times made my life more convenient, but they never once made my life more joyful.
 
The things that did make my life happier, the things that brought lasting and permanent joy into my heart and soul couldn’t be bought in a store. They instead were found in the wide open arms of love. They were found in prayer, in thanking God everyday for my life, and in inviting His love into my soul. They were found in simple acts of kindness, freely shared, expecting nothing in return. They were found in gentle words of encouragement, big hugs of affection, and inspiring thoughts of goodness. They were found in all the little choices I made everyday to grow in oneness with God and to do my best to be His Child. They were found in living a life of caring for others and giving back what I could to this wonderful world.
 
What do you want: the momentary pleasure the commercials offer and the empty wallet that goes with it or the eternal joy of living a life of love? It is up to you. Choose well.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

    Thank you, Shari!


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


FINALLY:
From ArcaMax Jokes - 07/09/10:

Buying a Car

A husband and wife were debating on buying a new car. She wanted a fast sports car. He wanted a pickup. As time passed on, her birthday came up and she thought it a great time to fulfill her wish.

She told her husband, "Look, I want something that can go from 0 to 200. Furthermore, I want it to be able to do it in just a few seconds!"

The husband bought her a bathroom scale.

(The funeral is at 3:00 pm Wednesday.)

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Breakfast

The first morning after the honeymoon, the husband got up early, went down to the kitchen, and brought his wife her breakfast in bed. Naturally, she was delighted.

Then he spoke: "Have you noticed just what I have done?"

"Of course, dear. Every single detail!"

"Good. That's how I want my breakfast served every morning."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, 2010 - The Hampton HS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. Friday's gathering will be at the Hampton History Museum. - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965

2. Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 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, VA 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay.rr.com - CLASS OF 1960

5. Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 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 additional information, please call Jennings Bryan at 873-7701 for reservations.

6. Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 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, VA 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.

7. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at evelynfish@msn.com - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/10-02-10-EVELYNS-PARTY.html - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

8. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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, VA 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.

9. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at tnsjones@charter.net - CLASS OF 1963

10. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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 additional information, please call Jennings Bryan at 873-7701 for reservations.

11. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at captarnold@vprj.net - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

12. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For additional information, please contact Dave Spriggs at NNHS64@cox.net and SEE: http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - CLASS OF 1964

13. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella mcmiceli@verizon.net (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, bjneher@cox.net (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson hdsdds@aol.com (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

14. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM - 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at: Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/05/10

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09


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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
618-530-9092
     

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Have You Ever Been Lonely?

Music by Peter De Rose (10 Mar 1900 - 23 Apr 1953), 1932 or 1934;

Lyrics by Billy Hill (writing under the name of George Brown) (14 Jan 1899 - 24 Dec 1940)

Originally a hit for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, it was recorded
by
Teresa Brewer in 1960, Patsy Cline in 1961, and Jim Reeves in 1962.

 

Have you ever been lonely?
Have you ever been blue?
Have you ever loved someone,
Just as I love you?

Can't you see that I'm sorry,
For each mistake I've made?
Can't you see I've changed dear?
Can't you see that I've paid?

Oh, be a little forgiving.
Take me back in your heart.
How can I go on living,
Now that we're apart?

If you knew what I'd been through,
You'd know why I ask you:
Have you ever been lonely?
Have you ever been blue?

Be a little forgiving.
Take me back in your heart.
How can I go on living,
Now that we're apart?

If you knew what I'd been through,
You'd know why I ask you:
Have you ever been lonely?
Have you ever been blue?


"Have You Ever Been Lonely?" midi courtesy of http://jhfoster.tripod.com/the1900s.html - 07/10/10

"Have You Ever Been Lonely?" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/cline-patsy/have-you-ever-been-lonely--10488.html - 07/10/10

Lonely Gal Image courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at this time.

Lonely Guy Image courtesy of - hmmm, I cannot seem to locate that information either.

Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html - 03/09/05

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07

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