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07/28/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Blue Spanish Eyes

“There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.”

- G. K. Chesterton
(29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   You know what a sucker I am for ballads!

BONUS #1 - - Spanish Eyes - Elvis Presley, with slide show

BONUS #2 - - Spanish Eyes - Marty Robbins, Live - what a delightful hoot!

BONUS #3 - Spanish Eyes - Al Martino, Live, August 26, 1967 - OOOH!!!

BONUS #4 - - Spanish Eyes - Engelbert Humperdinck, Live, 1969

BONUS #5 - - Spanish Eyes - Al Martino, Live, Later - STILL OOOH!!!



" 'Moon Over Naples' was a 1965 instrumental single composed and originally performed by German bandleader Bert Kaempfert and was the first track on his album, The Magic Music of Far Away Places for Decca Records.

"It would become a hit in 1966 for Al Martino when lyrics were added by composer Eddie Snyder and the title changed to 'Spanish Eyes.' "



Monday, July 28, 1969 - Cuban president Ramón Grau (b. 13 Sept 1887) died in Havana, Cuba.



   Hit # 87,000 was made on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 12:35 AM by someone using who searched for "newport news alumni page 1965". 



  Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -     Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND         My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, American School, IL) of IL;

31 -
  Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND   Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA;

01 - Bette Heath ('57) of VA AND          My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL AND   Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA!

02 -   Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND   Eddie Beasley ('64) in Ethiopia ( or somewhere equally exciting) AND  Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (deceased 03/11/99);

04 -   The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England!

Many Happy Returns, One and All!



  "Al Martino (born Alfred Cini, October 7, 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[1]) is an Italian American singer and actor. Allmusic journalist Steve Huey states, "Martino was one of the great Italian American pop crooners, boasting a string of hit singles and albums that stretched from the early 1950s all the way into the mid 1970s. However, he is perhaps even better known for his role in The Godfather as singer Johnny Fontane, a character supposedly based on Frank Sinatra, but with eerie similarities to Martino's own career."[1] ...After service with the U.S. Marines in World War II, including being a part of the Iwo Jima invasion where he was wounded, he commenced his singing career. Adopting the stage name Al Martino..."

   Well, I did not know that! I added him to our Famous Marines page: 


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 07/27/09 - "Two Tots singing in Church":

toooo cute...loved it!

This will make you smile all over!!!! ( click below) ...  You have not seen cute until you've seen this:

   Thanks, Glenn! These little boys are adorable! It's probably just as well that I wasn't there to see them in person; I serious doubt I could have maintained any semblance of reverence had I been!


     From Me ('65) of IL - 07/27/09 - "More Cute Kids":

   While I was snagging that video, one of my all time favorite clips appeared, so I decided to share it and two others with you again - probably for at least the third time: - Charlie bit my finger - again ! - same great video, with added disclaimer from their mum - He kicked him; he was injured - What to do when the monster comes out of the movie to kick you


From - 07/27/09 - "Fun":

Remember to PLAY - By Donna Price

Take Care of Yourself: I love this lesson because it so central to each of us and our success. We cannot be successful when we don't take care of ourselves. And playing, for me, is an essential component. We all know this and yet somehow the time gets away or other things become the priority. Think back to your childhood and the things you loved to do. We ran through the woods, building "forts," played kickball with all the neighbors, and did lots of biking. I loved biking and stopped when I went off to college. Ten years ago, I rediscovered biking. It felt familiar and like I was home. As a teenager I biked everywhere: to visit friends, go the "mall," and did a week of touring. We didn't think anything of riding 50 miles.

When I found biking again, I also found imagination, adventure, freedom, and joy. I joined a bike club, started riding several times per week and planned a cross country tour. The next year I led a small group from Maine to Oregon, and found a free spirit.

Now, ten years later, I play in a new way, with a one-year-old and four-year-old. We make sand castles, mud pies, fly kites, color, and build airplanes out of boxes with toilet paper rolls for wheels and stickers decorating the outside. It's a wonderful sense of play and also familiar. Memories are rekindled of fond childhood moments, and I hope I am part of making future fond memories. The challenge as a parent and small business owner is to do the things I love to do as an adult.

Recently a colleague read my profile on my website and said, "Wow, you like to do so many things -- kayak, bike, run, climb," and it's true I do love these things. Day-to-day life sure does take over sometimes. How do we bring play into our lives, and what are the benefits? In the play of childhood, there was a feeling of openness, adventure, and lightness. When we bring these qualities into our lives regularly, it lightens our approach to people, to work, to our day-to-day demands of life. That's the benefit.

I include play, with intention, as part of my best year yet plan. It keeps me focused and including it in my life. And as a benefit, I find new energy, new commitment, and a lighter, happier attitude.

Try a few new things this month:

* Take a trip to the toy store and buy a toy -- legos, blocks, crayons.
* Visit a playful place -- the zoo, the beach, a carousel.
* Do an activity that gave you joy as child.
* Plan a day to play and do your favorite things; note how you feel the following days.
* Make play part of your life, regularly.

Take care of yourself and play!

About the Author:

Donna Price is a Success Coach, author of "Launching Your Dream" and "Bizology.Biz - The Science of Business Success." As a Success Coach, Donna works with individuals and groups on personal development and success focus. Visit her website at


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/23/09 - "CLEAN FUNNIES FOR TWISTED PEOPLE (#5 in a Series of  9)":

   Joyce Cahoon

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce!



      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/24/09 - "~ Friendship~ (#4 in a Series of  8)":


   OOOH! Thanks, Shari!




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 - 07/27/09:

Chatty Parrot

An elderly woman was looking for a pet to be a good companion and not much trouble. The pet store owner suggested a parrot, showed it to her and guaranteed her it would be a wonderful companion.

The woman asked if it would behave if she took it to church with her on Sundays. The owner said it shouldn't be a problem and that she could put him on her shoulder and he would stay there. She bought the parrot and for the next week spent time getting to know him.

Assured that he spoke properly and was well behaved, she put him on her shoulder and went off to church. Just as everyone quieted down and the sermon began, the parrot looked around, squawked and said, "It's gosh darned cold in here!"

Everyone turned to look at her and she ran out of the church in total embarrassment! All the next week, she talked to the parrot explaining the necessity to remain quiet during church. The parrot understood so she put him on her shoulder and went to church the following Sunday.

Once again, just as everything got quiet and the sermon began, the parrot squawked, looked around and loudly proclaimed, "It's gosh darned cold in here!!"

And again the woman ran from the church. The next day she returned to the pet store and explained the embarrassing situation to the owner. Since she didn't want to get rid of the parrot, the owner offered the following solution:

If the parrot does that again, grab him by the legs and swing him around 5 or 6 times and return him to your shoulder."

"That'll work?" asked the woman.

"Guaranteed!" exclaimed the owner.

So, the next Sunday she took the parrot to church and, sure enough, just as the sermon started, the parrot squawked, "It's gosh darned cold in here!!" Without any hesitation, the woman grabbed his legs, swung him around 5 or 6 times and placed him back on her shoulder.

The parrot shook his head, ruffled his feathers and said, "Pretty freakin' windy, too!"



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 07/23/09


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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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Spanish Eyes

Music composed and originally performed by German bandleader Bert Kaempfert as "Moon Over Naples", 1965

Lyrics were added by composer Eddie Snyder and the title changed to "Spanish Eyes", 1966

Blue Spanish eyes.
Teardrops are falling from your Spanish eyes.
Please please don't cry.
This is just adios and not good-bye.
Soon I'II return, bringing you all the love your heart can hold.
Please say. si si....
say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me.

Blue Spanish eyes
prettiest eyes in all of Mexico.
True Spanish eyes, please smile for me once more before I go.
Soon I'II return, bringing you all the love your heart can hold.
Please say: si si....
say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me.


"Blue Spanish Eyes" midi courtesy of - 07/06/09

"Blue Spanish Eyes" lyrics courtesy of - 07/28/09

Image of Spanish Supermodel Ana Mugica courtesy of - 07/28/09

Woman's Eyes clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 07/28/09

Page Hit Counter 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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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 United States Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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