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08/08/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Deeper Shade of Blue

“Oh! `darkly, deeply, beautifully blue',
As someone somewhere sings about the sky.”

- George Gordon, Lord Byron
(22 Jan 1788 - 19 Apr 1824)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This song is a new one to me, but I really like it!

BONUS - - Deeper Shade of Blue - Steps, 2000


"The song is an uptempo pop song about the darker side of life and an attempt to break free."


Friday, August 08, 1969 - A fire broke out in the Bannerman's Castle in the Hudson River; most of the roof collapsed and crashed down to the lower levels.

Friday, August 08, 1969 - Singer and actress Faye Wong was born in Beijing, China.

Friday, August 08, 1969 - Professional wrestler Dick Togo was born in Odate City, Japan.


  Some of you are still being blocked from viewing the site out of safety concerns.  Most of y'all are not.  Our server, also hosts many, many other sites.  Six of them are having malware "issues".  Here's the latest from Google: 

What is the current listing status for

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 18 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 415 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 86 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-08-07, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-07-30.

   Surely things will be better soon; they last checked it yesterday, and it's been over a week since they found anything harmful.....


   Happy Birthday today to   Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND  Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND      Hunter Todd  ('57) of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

12 - Lois Marie King Earwood ('57) AND       Dave Arnold ('65) of VA, AND      Linwood Wright ('65) of VA  AND       My Grandson, Joseph Harty of TX;

14 -    Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA!

  Many Happy Returns, One and All!

        From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 08/07/09 - "Are you alright?":

Dear Carol,

Just a short note because you haven't published lately.  Are you alright?  Is it just your computer or are you not feeling well?  Is        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) o.k.?  If there is anything I can do for you let me know!

You and your family take care and God be with you.

George Helliesen

   Thanks for asking, Sweetie!  I've made several Newsletters this week, but I've stalled on announcing them because I never have quite completed the one for 08/01 yet! (?!?)

   Hopefully today I'll get that done.....

   Paul is fine; he just brought me up breakfast in bed, in fact (ja, I know it's nearly lunchtime.....).
   I think I allowed the problems with our server which have been ongoing since
07/20 - plus my inability to locate
Rusty Glazer's ('61) obituary - to stress me more than I should have.  I have felt considerably worse than usual all week.  Evidently, my blood pressure escalated several times, and I thought it would just behoove me to stop what I was doing and crawl back into bed.  I have noe raised Weaniedom to new heights.  Actually, (Friday) has been my worst day yet, but maybe it's hit its peak, and I'll be able to get rolling again.  I certainly hope so; this is kinda dumb, and we have a major family reunion to attend in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Sunday morning. EEK!

   Thanks again, George; I really appreciate your kindness and concern! 

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 08/07/09:

Thanks Carol,

..... How wonderful you are to keep this website up - we love ya. 


   Thank you so much, Evelyn- it's my privilege!

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 08/07/09 - "RE: Jane Penn Clark ('57) of MD":

Thanks, Carol - I haven't contacted 'Janie' yet but I intend to. You are ever the sweetie! 

And please thank Evelyn for me as well. 


   OOH! Thank you, John - and Evelyn!!

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX to       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 08/07/09, 6:59 PM:

John, I am sure that Jane will be delighted to hear from you.  Are you still living in FL?
My brother, Jackie (Fryer - '56 -of FL), mentioned you to me before - about your being sick during a Reunion?  Do I have the story straight?
evelyn fryer fish - Ft Worth, TX

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA to    the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 08/07/09, 7:39 PM:

That's someone else, Evelyn - but I am pleased to hear from you! I was class of 57 WHS so our paths must have crossed at football games between our schools. I ALWAYS paid close attention to cheer-leaders - LoL. 

I feel like I know you from Carol's wonderful site. She is such a treasure to us all!

Janie is unlikely to remember me, but I shall try to contact her anyway. It was only 65 years ago!

If you run into Andy Shankland tell him I said hi. We were of the same class @ WHS.

Thanks so much for your help, and if you ever throw another beach party I may crash it. 

Thanks, again - John London, WHS-57

   I love reconnecting people! Thanks for copying me in on this, John - and Evelyn!!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/07/09 - "Zip lock baggie fly control":

IT'S worth a try !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let us know of your success!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We went with some out of town friends to Sweety Pies on Sunday for breakfast, and we sat in the enclosed patio section beside the house.   We happened to notice a couple of zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall.  The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut.  Naturally we were curious!  Ms. Sweety told us that these baggies kept the flies away!  So naturally we were even more curious!  We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again.  And there were no flies in the eating area!  This morning I checked this out on Google.  Below are comments on this fly control idea.  I'm now a believer!  More comments not included here were about pet dogs and fly problems. 

Zip-lock water bags

Sue says:

Many people swear that a zip-lock bag filled half-way with water and attached over entry-ways will repel flies. No one yet knows how or why it works, but there is speculation that it has something to do with the way the moving water refracts light. If you have tried this please use the comments form at the bottom of the page to share your results with the rest of us.

ann Says:

October 5th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

I did tried the ziplock bag and pennies this weekend. I have a horse trailer with full LQ. The flys were very bad this weekend while I was camping. I put the baggie with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer. The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!!!!!!!

Danielle Martin Says:

September 20th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Fill a ziplock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight but significant passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say, that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some sort of other insect nest and are threatened by this.

maggie Says:

June 7th, 2009 at 11:40 am

I swear by the plastic bag of water trick I have them on side porch ( our house entry) and all around the basement door. We saw these in Northeast Mo at an Amish grocery store & have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection & won't come around.

Just DJ Says:

May 16th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that each of the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it's like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are basically prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won't take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area and thought these "hillbillies" were just yanking my city boy chain but I tried it, worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he doesn't hang around long.

"I would think it's worth the try".

    Oh, I do love this stuff! Thanks, Billy!

   Y'all try this and let me know what happens!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/07/09 - "Before each of us opens our mouth, Be Thankful":


  OOOH! Thank you, Shari!


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

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


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 - 08/07/09:

Credit Card

Did you ever get rejected for a credit card? I did years ago. I had just started my new job out of college. I felt responsible enough to handle my own credit card so I applied for an American Express card.

Weeks later I received a letter stating that my job was not good enough to be accepted for the card. Funny enough, I was employed at American Express.


Property Manager

A property manager of single-family residence was showing a unit to prospective tenants and asking the usual questions. "Professionally employed?" he asked.

"We're a military family," the wife answered.


"Oh, yes, ages nine and twelve," she answered proudly.


"Oh, no," she said earnestly. "They're very well behaved."


The Greatest Benefits of Being Over 40...

Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

People call at 9 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?"

People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

You can eat dinner at 4 P.M.

You enjoy hearing about other peoples operations.

You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.

You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.

You sing along with elevator music.

Your eyes won't get much worse.

Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

You can't remember who sent you this list.


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 08/04/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

  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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Deeper Shade of Blue

Written by Topham & Twigg

(Steps, 2000)

Into each life some rain must fall
I didn't know I would catch it all
The clear skies have gone
And you with them too
It's not the same now without you
I used to say you're so beautiful
But it didn't change a thing at all
There's nowhere to run
Got nowhere to hide
I can't forget you and I've tried, but...

I'm a deeper shade of blue
And there's nothing I can do
You're so far, far away
Yeah, I'm a darker shade of me
And I just can't be free
You're so far, far away
You're so far away

Into each life some sun must shine
Well, someone else must be getting mine
The days are so empty
Nights are so long
Awaking to find again that you've gone
I used to say you were wonderful
Now I just wonder where you are
It's easy to say memories fade
But I'm still missing you
Nothings changed ... and

I'm a deeper shade of blue
And there's nothing I can do
You're so far, far away
Yeah, I'm a darker shade of me
And I just can't be free
You're so far, far away
You're so far away

Summer is over
And all we are is apart
The nights are so cold now
Without you in my heart

I'm a deeper shade of blue
And there's nothing I can do
You're so far, far away
Yeah, I'm a darker shade of me
And I just can't be free
You're so far, far away
You're so far away

 "Deeper Shade of Blue" midi courtesy of - 07/06/09

"Deeper Shade of Blue" lyrics courtesy of - 08/08/09

Image of Blue Crying Eye courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to find it now, but it's been in my files for several years.

Animated Blue Dots Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/08/09

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

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

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