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08/21/18 - NNHS Newsletter
Jim Dandy to the Rescue

“Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers
which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger.”

- Jean Paul
(21 Mar 1763 – 14 Nov 1825)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I must admit once again that for forty-eleven or so years of my life I thought this song was called, "Jim Daddy to the Rescue" - as in a Big Daddy. Or a Sugar Daddy. Or something. I also thought it was a man singing it. It's a shocking thing to be thusly "edumacated" at my age. I always enjoy learning new things - except when they make me feel like a complete and utter idiot.....

BONUS - Jim Dandy to the Rescue - LaVern Baker, 1956


"Jim Dandy" (sometimes known as "Jim Dandy to the Rescue") is a song written by Lincoln Chase, and was first recorded by American R&B singer LaVern Baker in 1956. It reached the top of the R&B chart[1] and #17 on the pop charts in the U.S. It was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and was ranked #343 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[2]

The song is about a man (Jim Dandy) who rescues women from improbable or impossible predicaments.[1] It proved popular enough that Chase wrote a second song for Baker entitled "Jim Dandy Got Married.".[1]

The American English term jim-dandy for an outstanding person or thing predates the song; first attested in 1844, it may itself come from the title of an old song, "Dandy Jim of Caroline"...[3]


   Happy Birthday today to Bob Buchan ('61) of VA AND Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Suzanne Morris Oberlander ('63) AND Candy Hixson Whitley (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

23 - Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND     My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA;

26 - Michele Shelton Sokol ('66) of CA;

27 - Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND  My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ;

28 - The late Tony Lapides ('57) (d. 06/18/09)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 21, 1942 - A Nazi flag was installed atop the Mount Elbrus in the western Caucasus mountain range.

August 21, 1942 - Allied forces involved in the Guadalcanal campaign defeated an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.

August 21, 1944 - Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, began.

August 21, 1944 - Canadian and Polish units captured the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France.



Tuesday, August 21, 1968 - Cold War: Nicolae Ceaușescu, leader of Communist Romania, publicly condemned the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, encouraging the Romanian population to arm itself against possible Soviet reprisals.

Tuesday, August 21, 1968 - James Anderson Jr. posthumously received the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.

Tuesday, August 21, 1968 - Singer-songwriter Dina Carroll was born Geraldine Carroll in Newmarket, Suffolk, England.

Tuesday, August 21, 1968 - Footballer Goran Ćurko (Горан Ћурко) was born in Novi Sad, SFR Yugoslavia.

Tuesday, August 21, 1968 - Journalist and author Laura Trevelyan was born Laura Kate Trevelyan in Islington, London, England.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/19/15:

“When we are impatient, we are neither reverential nor reflective because we are too self-centered. Whereas faith and patience are companions, so are selfishness and impatience. It is so easy to be confrontive without being informative; so easy to be indignant without being intelligent; so easy to be impulsive without being insightful. It is so easy to command others when we are not in control of ourselves. ...Clearly, without patience we will learn less in life. We will see less; we will feel less; we will hear less. Ironically, 'rush' and 'more' usually mean 'less.' ”

- Neal A. Maxwell
06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/21/18:
  Thank you, Joan!


From Tim Myers - 08/19/18 - "
NNHS Alumna Miss Moneda Key/Mrs. Moneda Holman":

Today, while reminiscing about my teachers, I found your web page on Miss Moneda Key, whom I knew as Mrs. Holman. I am so sorry to hear that she is no longer with us, and I would like to share a few memories with your alumni community.

From 1983 to 1985, I was her student in Spanish 1 and 2 at Ponce de Leon Junior High in Coral Gables, Florida. She was an amazing teacher who made Spanish easy for us to learn. One year, for an art project, I made a copy of Picasso's Don Quixote in ink, and she kept it posted on her wall for years. Amid south Florida's rich mix of accents, Mrs. Holman's sweet Virginia drawl stood out as an endearing wellspring of humorous sayings, including: "I've been teaching since you were knee-high to a grasshopper" and "I'm so mad I'm gonna stand on my head and spit BBs."  

Living in the Miami area, many of us learned to speak fluent Spanish and used it throughout our lives. In my case, I went on to take AP Spanish from one of Mrs. Holman's former students. I minored in Spanish in college, spent my senior year of college studying medieval Spanish literature in Madrid, and have used Spanish frequently for my career in educational policy and research. Many thanks to Mrs. Holman for being our teacher.

-Ted Myers

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Tim! What a charming recollection! I've included it in our permanent Archive on her page in our Teachers section.

    My sister,  the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC, had Miss Key for her homeroom teacher, and always spoke highly of her. I had anticipated meeting her when I entered high school (even though I had no intention of taking Spanish), but alas, by the time I arrived in the Spring of 1960, she had already moved to Florida.


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 08/19/18:

  Thanks, Domi!


“I love tables. And dancing. Oh, and I love table dancing, although Grandmother always says, 'Wait until we're finished eating.' ”

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982


Free Knit, Crochet and Sewing Patterns for Animal Shelters


Top 92 Rescue Chef Recipes

From - 08/20/18:

Teacher: Suppose you have $10 and you asked your brother for $5. How much would you have then?

Student: $10.

Teacher: Why?

Student: My brother won't give me any money.

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -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.

3. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Cove Tavern, Newport News City Center, 711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA. All food and beverages will be paid by each participant. The attire will be casual, and is OPEN to all NNHS graduates.
SATURDAY: Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Visit, and contact

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Jim Dandy (to the Rescue)

Written by Lincoln Chase (29 June 1926 - 06 Oct 1980)

Recorded by LaVern Baker (11 Nov 1929 - 10 Mar 1997), 1956

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was sitting on a mountain top.
30,000 feet to drop.
Tied me on a runaway horse
Uh huh, that's right, of course.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

One day, I met a girl named Sue.
She was feeling kind of blue.
I'm Dandy, the kind of guy
Who can't stand to see a little girl cry.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was riding on a submarine
Got a message from my mermaid queen.
She was hanging on a fishing line.
Mr. Dandy didn't waste no time!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Once upon a time, I went to Maine.
Got a ticket on a DC plane.
Mr. Dandy didn't need no chute!
I was high and ready to boot!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!


"Jim Dandy" lyrics (Annotated and Submitted by Leon Sanchez - courtesy
of - 08/20/13

"Rescue Team" Hard Hat Label courtesy of - 08/20/13

Animated Red Spark Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/29/06

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Animated "I'll Get You, My Pretty" Witch clip art courtesy of Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/31/08
Thanks, Joan!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16 

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