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07/22/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Blue (Da Ba Dee)

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”

- Vincent van Gogh
(30 Mar 1853 - 29 July 1890)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I really, really like this song; it's happy and goofy and makes me smile!

BONUS - - Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65


"(Lead singer Jeffrey) Jey stated his inspiration for the lyrics were on how a person picked his lifestyle. The colour blue as the main topic of the song was picked out of random. He has also stated the lyrics of the song were intentionally written to be nonsensical."


Tuesday, July 22, 1969 - Greek singer Despina Vandi was born near Stuttgart-Tübingen, West Germany, Germany.

Tuesday, July 22, 1969 - Dutch news anchor and actress Carolyn Lilipaly was born near Middelburg in the south-western Netherlands.


1. Nancy Summerford ('70) of VA - 07/22/09 - "Newsletter request":

Hi Carol,
I attended Newport News High School and would have graduated in 1970. Sometimes, life just happens in a way that we don't plan. I married Roger Bateman in October of 1970 and we are still madly in love. I would love to participate and add material to the newsletters. I read the newsletters every day and I marvel at your talent.
Would you add my entry to the newsletter and also please include my e-mail address.
Take care and God Bless!
Nancy Summerford

   Welcome aboard, Nancy! I think I've added you to all the right places (the Alumni and Contact pages for the Class of 1970), but as I'm not able to actually check anything on my computer at the moment (due to Computer Troubles of the Worst Kind), I'm going to have to trust that it all worked.....


  Happy Birthday today to Jerry Saunders ('57) AND     Bryce Bartel (Brighton High, UT - '04) of UT!

 Happy Birthday tomorrow to Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND   Bill Roady ('60) of VA;

27 - Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


     From Me ('65) of IL - 07/22/09 - "        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL)":

   As y'all know, Paul's health has been rocky for several months.  He was experiencing excruciating pain in his back, and repeated trips to various doctors and hospitals just raised more questions and gave no relief.  Initial tests revealed gallstones, a complex lesion on the left kidney, some renal insufficiency, and a number of other issues.

   After requesting the prayers of many people, going on a special diet for gallbladder problems, and spending most of his time medicated for pain and lying in bed, Paul's weight dropped by about 40 pounds, and gradually the pain began to abate.

   He had another appointment at the VA Hospital in St. Louis on Monday afternoon (July 20), where he was given the results of his latest tests.  The EKG, cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure were all normal.  The lesion on his kidney was found to be simply a small renal cyst of no consequence.  The gallstones were now gone - simply "gallstone sludge".  They apparently dissolved.  Was it the diet?  The bed rest?  Maybe all those prayers???

   We are extremely grateful, and much appreciative of all your love and concern.  Thank you, Sweetie-Pies!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/22/09 - "Please remove":

Hi Carol.

Apparently, my forwarding Penny Norton's email address to you has created some problems. Penny Norton is the Records Manager for Newport News Public Schools. She was absent from work for a couple of days and came back to a mail box of 150 incoming emails. Many from NNHS graduates. This has created a working problem for her. She told me she will respond as she has time. Under the Federal Confidentiality Laws she can not release any third party information. That would be folks requesting information about school friends and classmates. I apologize to one and all for building any false hopes. At her request please remove all of her contact information ASAP. Thank you.

Joan L. Krause

   YIKESARONI-RINI! Thanks, Joan! I yanked Penny's addy as soon as I found your note (and I hadn't even gotten around to writing her myself!)! 

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 07/21/09 - "Working Out: Go Lighter, Not Harder on Yahoo! Health":

I saw this on Yahoo! Health and thought that you might find it helpful. Mom & Dad...a light evening stroll for even just starting at 10 minutes and then building to 30 or so would very likely do wonders for you both. Plus it is a good time to talk and hang out.   Bethany (Winona Harty - Siuslaw HS, OR - '94 - of TX) and I like it lots. Just a thought and I figured you all would enjoy it when I saw the article.

love bh

Working Out: Go Lighter, Not Harder on Yahoo! Health 

Working Out: Go Lighter, Not Harder

We know how it is. The thought of sweating through a workout can turn couch gravity into an absolutely irresistible force.

But here's some good news for slackers: Easy, breezy, light exercise may do more for your energy levels than the hard stuff. So go ahead, put your workout on cruise control.

Research shows that a program of low intensity exercise training -- like light cycling on a stationary bike for 30 minutes three times a week -- can reduce tired-all-the-time feelings by as much as 65%. And it only takes 6 weeks of light workouts to feel pepped up. Moderate-intensity exercise programs boost energy levels, too, but not as much. Know what the easiest workout in the world is? Walking.

One possible explanation for the better energy boost from lighter workouts: More vigorous workouts shape you up but also tire you out. So if you're just trying to get off the couch for a change, start slow. Go at whatever pace is comfortable for you -- in a few weeks, you'll feel your tiredness fade. Then you can think about kicking things up a notch.

What's The Least You Can Do?

Exactly how little can you do and still get fit? A new study suggests 1.7 might be the magic number.

Middle-aged men and women at risk for heart disease who walk at a moderate pace for just 1.7 miles a day improve several important measures of their aerobic fitness.

More Is More
Ok, we admit it. The data show that jogging at full speed for nearly 3 miles a day reaps the greatest cardiovascular benefits. But if jogging shorts and running shoes aren't your style -- or you're just feeling kinda tired today -- at least get yourself out there for 1.7 miles. It's still enough to keep you on the road to better fitness.

More Ways to Do Less
Going slower doesn't always mean that you'll lose the fitness race. Here are some other ways to keep yourself in the game when you feel like throwing in the towel:

RealAge Benefit: Exercising regularly can make your RealAge as much as 9 years younger.

   Thank you, Brent - this is a great plan, and your dad and a couple of your siblings here are about to start on this program, now that he's feeling so much better!

       I would like to join them too, but at the moment, the arthritis in my left knee and sometimes my left hip has advanced now to such a degree that it's generally all I can do to walk down the hall without screaming.  I'd rather do that indoors instead of making a public spectacle of myself on the busy Illinois highway where we live.  If I can hang on for three more years until I can qualify for Medicare, perhaps I can see about finding some fancy new artificial body parts.

    The good news I just purchased this nifty vintage cane on eBay.  Paul has begun sanding it down for me.  We're going to spray paint it metallic silver with a glossy white handle.  Then I'm going to encrust part of it near the top with glass gem stones in shades of cobalt blue, peacock blue, bottle green, and clear in a mosaic pattern of some sort - possibly even including white grouting.  I'm still working on the design in my mind, but you get the idea, doncha?  It'll be wild and crazy and gaudy and will perfectly suit my personal motto - "One Step Beyond (the Bounds of Good Taste)". 

    Meanwhile, it makes walking - especially navigating the stairs - far easier and much less painful.  And it's quite a bit faster, to boot!


   I'm not really thrilled with all this, and it's a bit of a blow to my ego not to be able to wear my 4" heels at the moment, but I can't really complain about the advancing arthritis.  I first noticed the disintegration of my knees 25 years ago, so I've had quite a while to adapt to the idea, and a lot of good years in between.

   Thanks again, Brent! Kiss 'em all for me!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/20/09 - "Hope You Have......":

  AWWW! Thank you, Shari!

        From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 07/22/09 - "Advice From A Farmer":

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight & bull-strong. 

*Keep skunks & bankers at a distance. 

*Life is simpler when you plow around the stump..

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. 

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered....not yelled. 

* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight. 

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. 

* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge. 

* You cannot unsay a cruel word. 

* Every path has a few puddles. 

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway. 

* Don't judge folks by their relatives. 

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older & think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none. 

* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.  

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.  

* Sometimes you get, & sometimes you get got. 

 * The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

* Always drink upstream from the herd. 

 * Good judgment comes from experience, & a lotta that comes from bad judgment... 

 * Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in. 

* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around. 

 * Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

   BOY HOWDY GIGGLES! Thanks, George!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 07/02/09 - "WW II posters :~ (#18 in a Series of 18)":

Thought you might like bh

  Some old fashioned  Patriotism.

I wonder whatever happened to this kind of thinking in America. I got a lump in my throat when I read this..  I "grew up" thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN  way!  I am glad to see that somebody saved these. The statement at the end says it all!


These were our parents. What in God's name have we let happen to our Country? We were taught these values and then we let them die .....  I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember anything like these? Whatever happened? Political correctness (or "re-education") happened, lack of God's name happened, lack of personal responsibility happened, lack of personal integrity and honesty happened, lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened, lack of being an American happened.

Brent Harty
"You may be whatever you resolve to be."  General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

   Oh, I DO like them! Thanks so much, Brent - this has been a wonderfully inspirational series!


1.   From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

Attached is the two-sided brochure.... It has an order form on it. All former CNC students (whether or not they got a degree from CNC) can get the $5 alumni discount if they order the book with this form. They will need to write on the order form "alumni discount" and put $24.95 in the blank beside $29.95. They will have to pay S&H also and (if in Virginia) 5% Sales Tax.

Attached also is an ad we ran in the Daily Press, which lists places where the book can be bought in the Tidewater area. Except for the CNU bookstore, there is no discount price for these copies. However, buyers can get signed copies at all of these places EXCEPT the CNU Bookstore, which did not want signed copies.  Signed means signed by all 3 authors: Chambers, Hubbard, and Wood.

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":


Attention all 1964 TYPHOONS:

If we have a current mailing address for you, then your 45th Reunion package was mailed to you on 23 June. In it you will find a letter detailing our plans for the reunion, a reservation form to be completed and returned to us no later than 1 September, and an input form for the 2009 Edition of the Old Rusty Anchor.

If you do not receive this package (or put it aside and misplace it - - yes, it happens), then you may find these same documents available to you on the NNHS web site at this address:

These documents are in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have the free Adobe Reader, you may download and install it from this address:

You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!


From ArcaMax - 07/21/09:


A doctor, a civil engineer, and a computer scientist were sitting around late one evening, and they got to discussing which was the oldest profession.

The doctor pointed out that according to Biblical tradition, God created Eve from Adam's rib. This obviously required surgery, so therefore that was the oldest profession in the world.

The engineer countered with an earlier passage in the Bible that stated that God created order from the chaos, and that was most certainly the biggest and best civil engineering example ever, and also proved that his profession was the oldest profession.

The computer scientist leaned back in her chair, and with a sly smile responded, "Yes, but who do you think created the chaos?"


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact - WHS CLASS OF 1959

3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion
- For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at - CLASS OF 1970

5. 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, - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/16/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Blue (Da Ba Dee)

Written by Jeffrey Jey, Maurizio Lobina, and Massimo Gabutti

(Eiffel 65, 1998/9)

Yo listen up here's a story
About a little guy that lives in a blue world
And all day and all night and everything he sees
Is just blue like him inside and outside
Blue his house with a blue little window
And a blue corvette
And everything is blue for him and hisself
And everybody around
'Cause he ain't got nobody to listen to

I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

I have a blue house with a blue window.
Blue is the colour of all that I wear.
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too.
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue.
Blue are the people here that walk around,
Blue like my corvette, it's standing outside.
Blue are the words I say and what I think.
Blue are the feelings that live inside me.

I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

I have a blue house with a blue window.
Blue is the colour of all that I wear.
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too.
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue.
Blue are the people here that walk around,
Blue like my corvette, it's standing outside.
Blue are the words I say and what I think.
Blue are the feelings that live inside me.

I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

Inside and outside blue his house
With the blue little window and a blue corvette
And everything is blue for him and hisself
And everybody around cause he aint got
Nobody to listen to

I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

I'm blue (if I was green I would die)

"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" midi courtesy of - 07/06/09

 "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" lyrics courtesy of - 07/22/09

Image of Marc Chagall's (1887-1985) 1917 Painting, "The Blue House", courtesy of - 07/22/09

Animated Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/22/09

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Brighton High School (UT) Logo courtesy of - 08/02/07

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

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

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!

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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