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08/12/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

“Funny that a pair of really nice shoes make us feel good
in our heads - at the extreme opposite end of our bodies.”

- Levende Waters

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   OOOH, red shoes!

BONUS - - Red Shoes - Elvis Costello



"Costello wrote this in 10 minutes while on the Inter-City train to Liverpool between the Runcorn and Lime Street stations. He thought his lyrics for this song were funny for a 22-year old to write..."


From My Friend, Sherri, of UT From My Friend, Jessica, of UT From Me ('65) of NC From Paul's Niece, Celesta, of MO

   The world has lost a comic - and dramatic - genius. Thank you for all the joy and tears you brought to so many over the years. Rest in peace, Robin.





   Happy Birthday today to  Lois Marie King Earwood ('57) AND       the late Dave Arnold ('65) (d. 21 July 2012) AND      Linwood Wright ('65) of VA AND      My Grandson, Joseph Harty of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

14 -   Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA;

15 -   Peggy Johnson ('60) of OH;

17 - Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene Chapman ('57) AND   Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL;

18 - Etta L. Baker ('57)  AND   Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA;

19 -      Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND     Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND           Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



August 12, 1164 - Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din Zangi defeated the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.



August 12, 1914 - World War I: The United Kingdom declared war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire followed suit.

August 12, 1914 - World War I: The Battle of Haelen a.k.a. (Battle of the Silver Helmets), a clash between large Belgian and German cavalry formations at Halen, Belgium.



August 12, 1944 - The Allies captured Florence, Italy.

August 12, 1944 - Waffen-SS troops massacred 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.

August 12, 1944 - Nazi German troops ended the week-long Wola massacre, during which time at least 40,000 people were killed indiscriminately or in mass executions.

August 12, 1944 - Alençon was liberated by General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by French forces.



Wednesday, August 12, 1964 - South Africa was banned from the Olympic Games due to the country's racist policies.

Wednesday, August 12, 1964 - Charlie Wilson, one of the Great Train Robbers, escaped from Winson Green Prison in Birmingham, England.

Wednesday, August 12, 1964 - Journalist and author Katherine Boo was born in the U.S.A..

Wednesday, August 12, 1964 - Spy, journalist, and author Ian Fleming (b. Ian Lancaster Fleming on 28 May 1908 in Mayfair, London, City of Westminster, England) died in Canterbury, England from a heart attack at the age of 56.



    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 08/11/14 - "NNHS Class of 55":

Just found out from a friend of mine who graduated in 1955 that their class is now meeting at the Belgium Waffle & Steak House, 14700 Warwick Blvd in the Denbigh section of Newport News. I don't know if they still meet at the same time or not.

Hope you've recovered from your weekend sickness. Sorry all of you were sick!


   OH! Thank you so much, Sandi! I wonder if we can find more information here somewhere? (Actually, I tried myself unsuccessfully, but...)

   I hope we're all well now, thanks! Sometimes I wonder!


     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 08/11/14 - "House Concert This Saturday August 16th - BRIAN WHITE - KARYN WILLIAMS - GREG BARNHILL":

Can you say song of the year in 2007 "Watching You" by Rodney Atkins......
Can you say "Walk Away Joe" by Trisha Yearwood & Don Henley....
Can you say..."one of Billboard's 'Best Bets' for 2012".....
All that and packed opening rounds will truly make this Saturday night an amazing night of music.

Remember doors open at 7:00 PM...Music starts at 7:30 PM

RSVP to me at:

Bring covered dish to share and your own drink... $15 cover to songwriters (LADD Park residents 2 fer 1)

LADD Park Residents $7.50 each 

   COOL BEANS! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun!



      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 08/11/14 - "Time for Some Anger":

Is America on Alert, YET?

By Harry M. Covert
10 Aug 2014 02:48 PM PDT

The wonder of it all these days is when, really when, are Americans going to get mad as hell and not take it anymore?

Admonitions abound that a soft answer turns away wrath, to whom much is given much is required, turn the other cheek and the sweet list continues.

Another question here is do these cautions count one whit in other societies?  The answer is a resounding apparently no with a capital letter. Anyone of any age who is paying the slightest attention to current events, knows full well a large portion of the world is determined to destroy the American way of life.

This is not preposterous in any way shape or form. For all of what may be ills in this country, it’s still the best anyway. That’s not up for debate.

 Cowards in the Middle East 

Preference here is always to be sweet and nice to everyone, to help friends and neighbors and, the needy ones around the world. There is a time, to borrow a phrase from a longtime friend, “Daddy has come home.” What this means? Simply put, straighten up and fly right or I’m going to spank your bottom big time, no matter what that old kook Dr. Spock endorsed. He is not the character from Star Trek although he was a bit out in la-la land.

Plenty of people can remember the anti-war mischief abounding some years ago. Where in hell are all of these people as the nation continues to try and police the world? Has seeing volunteer soldiers and generals dying and injured become the accepted thing? For what? If Americans think democracy is going to take hold in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and even Russia, they are sadly mistaken. May look good just to get U$ dollars but that’s all. These folks, like Hamas in Gaza and elsewhere, simply hate everybody and don’t want to be dragged into the 21st century. Too bad.

It was “nice” to see all of the African leaders conversing in Washington last week, even attending a state dinner. Most of these folks have countries where the vast majority of their people are still malnourished, uneducated and unhealthy to say the least. Purpose of the international meeting was to talk about their “growing” economies. That’s good but, and the but is, the Dark Continent remains dark en masse. Democracies? Not in the American style. Their hands are always out and only the strongest and most vicious are in control.

The admonitions reported earlier are important and good. Frankly, the good guys have to stand up and say enough. Everyone’s ragging and criticizing and boo-hooing about the attacks on Gaza in recent weeks. The cowards engineering rockets into Israel, still battling battles of centuries, could merely stop firing the shots, stop digging underground tunnels and hiding innocent people in schools and Mosques. So who’s going to rebuild the electrical plants, apartments, water systems, hospitals in Gaza? Sure won’t be the cowards and their friends who would like nothing better than to resume attacks around the free world, particularly us Americans.

 Beheadings, Crucifixions by Infidels   

Think about those who paid the ultimate prices in Southeast Asia, all those in Iraq and Afghanistan and other locales.  The real infidels are the tribes, Hamas, al qaeda, and such who believe solidly in beheadings, crucifixions, and other assorted ways to kill and maim innocents.

It has become more than sickening to see the constant fatal upheavals throughout the Middle East and Asia. This is more than a diatribe. It’s up to the free world to find the serums to stop Ebola from Africa and spreading internationally. No, not nice to bring it up of course. Not one more American young man and young woman should perish because of the evil running amok. In fact, no more Americans should suffer in any way because of the knot heads.

Political battles will certainly continue in cities and towns all around the nation to protect the present and future in the nation.

Everyone enjoys prattling over taxes. Do they have a clue as to what the wars are costing in dollars? Probably not in the least.

So turning the other cheek is very nice. The fact of the matter, though, it’s time to ball up the collective fists and knock the living “hades” out of the cowards, worldwide.

   Thank you so much, Harry!


From My Friend, Jessica, of UT - 08/11/14:

  I certainly hope never to do so! Thanks, Jessica!


From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 08/11/14 - "Grandma Was Here!":

    BUSTED! Thanks, Tina!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/01/14 - "Funnies (#10 in a series of 13)":

     Thanks, Dearest Judy!


BONUS RED SHOES CROCHET PATTERNS: - Ruby Red Slippers - Agnes Russell's Child's Red Elf Slippers - "Oh what fun your kids will have this Christmas Morning wearing their green & red elf slippers, complete with jingle bells!"


BONUS RED RECIPES: - Red Recipes - "Find all Red recipes...."



From - 08/11/14:

Q: What did the windmill say when she met her favorite movie star?

A: "Nice to meet you. I'm a BIG FAN!"


1. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 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 details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold a 45-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive.  For further information, contact Jean Baker Howell at

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/17/14

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

Written and Recorded by
Elvis Costello (b. 25 Aug 1954), 1977

Oh I used to be disgusted
and now I try to be amused.
But since their wings have got rusted,
you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain,
that's when I knew that I could not refuse.
And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

I was watching while you're dancing away.
Our love got fractured in the echo and sway.
How come everybody wants to be your friend?
You know that it still hurts me just to say it.

Oh, I know that she's disgusted (oh why's that)
Cause she's feeling so abused. (oh that's too bad)
She gets tired of the lust, (oh I'm so sad)
but it's so hard to refuse.
How can you say that I'm too old,
when the angels have stolen my red shoes.

Oh, I said "I'm so happy, I could die."
She said "Drop dead," then left with another guy.
That's what you get if you go chasing after vengeance.
Ever since you got me punctured this has been my sentence.
Oh I used to be disgusted
and now I try to be amused.
But since their wings have got rusted,
you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
Red shoes, the angels wanna wear my red shoes.


"(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" lyrics courtesy of - 08/12/09

Image of "The Red Shoes" courtesy of - 08/12/09

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

Rosie Piter's Illustration of Red Shoes clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 08/12/09

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

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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

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