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08/22/15 - NNHS Newsletter
Love Is Here and Now You're Gone

To find oneself jilted is a blow to one's pride. One must do one's best
to forget it and if one doesn't succeed, at least one must pretend to.”

- Molière
(15 Jan 1622 - 17 Feb 1673)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   This Golden Oldie from 1967 keeps running through my mind. This will either purge it or solidify it.

BONUS - - Love Is Here and Now You're Gone - The Supremes


"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" is a 1967 number-one hit single recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. The second single from the Supremes' album The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland, it was written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland.

The song, which depicts a relationship in the beginning stages of breakup ("You persuaded me to love you/And I did/But instead of tenderness/I found heartache instead"), features several spoken sections from lead singer Diana Ross, who delivers her dialogue in a dramatic, emotive voice. Matching the song's drama influences is an instrumental track, featuring a prominent harpsichord and strings, which recalls both a Hollywood film score and The Left Banke's recently popularized "Baroque rock."

Primarily recorded in Los Angeles, California, thousands of miles away from Motown's regular Hitsville U.S.A. recording studio, "Love Is Here, and Now You're Gone" was the #1 song on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for one week, from March 4 to March 11, 1967, becoming the group's ninth number-one single. The single was also the group's sixth number one on the R&B charts.[1] The girl group performed the hit record on NBC's The Andy Williams Show on Sunday, January 22, 1967,[2] going to number one two weeks later. Lyricist Eddie Holland names "Love is Here" as his favorite Supremes song.


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND        My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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) (deceased 06/18/09);

29 -    Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND    the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) (deceased 09/17/08) !

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 22, 565 - Columba (07 Dec 521 - 09 June 597) reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.


August 22, 1941 - German troops reached Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.

August 22, 1942 - Brazil declared war on Germany and Italy.

August 22, 1944 - Romania was captured by the Soviet Union.

August 22, 1944 - Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces


Sunday, August 22, 1965 - Surfer Wendy Botha was born, possibly in South Africa.

Sunday, August 22, 1965 - Actor and producer Courtney Gains was born in Los Angeles, California.

Sunday, August 22, 1965 - Actress Chen Liping (陈莉萍) was born in Singapore.

Sunday, August 22, 1965 - The first female flight attendant, Ellen Church (b. 22 Sept 1904 in Cresco, Iowa), died in Terre Haute, Indiana at the age of 60 as a result of a horse riding accident.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/21/15:
“Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!”

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf, April, 2010
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

   From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 08/21/15 - "RE: 08/12/15 - NNHS Newsletter":

     Inscription on the back of the Hornbook:

"Horn Book was made by the Print Shop,
General Wood Shop, and General Metal Shop
of Newport News High School,
Newport News, Virginia"

   WHAT?!? That's just incredible! Thank you so much, Malcolm!

   I have now (at last) added this treasure to our Archive:

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/18/15 - "True 'bear' story of WWII......":

I saw that statue in London and Edinburgh. I think I have a pic somewhere. Wonderful story.

   Thanks, Billy! This is indeed a wonderful story!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/19/15 - "Everyone Has A Story, You Know What They Say, & More":
Jokes from Clean Laughs & Daily Groaner

During our church service one Sunday, a parishioner was speaking about an emotionally charged topic and had trouble controlling her tears. Finishing her remarks, she told the congregation, "I apologize for crying so much. I'm usually not such a big boob."

The bishop rose to close the session and remarked sympathetically, "That's okay. We like big boobs."


*-- Haven't I Seen You Before? --*

"Haven't I seen your face before?" a judge demanded, looking down at the defendant.

"You have, Your Honor," the man answered hopefully. "I gave your son violin lessons last winter."

"Ah, yes," recalled the judge. "Twenty years!"


Witty Words of Wisdom

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

Cooking lesson #1: don't fry bacon in the nude.

Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

If you eat a live toad in the morning, you can just about be guaranteed nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day.

If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

If you can't beat your computer at chess, try kickboxing.

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Never buy a car you can't push.

Never eat yellow snow.

Never pet a burning dog.

Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you don't have a leg to stand on.

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

You are what you eat. So stay away from the jerk chicken.

Be nice to the nerds and geeks in high school; you'll be working for them in the future.

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.



"Everything Comes In Threes" - Not true. In reality, everything comes in ones. Sometimes, when three "ones" come in a row, it seems like everything comes in threes. By the way, in medieval times, it was widely believed that everything came in twenty-sixes. They were wrong, too. It just took them longer to recognize the pattern.

"You Can't Take It With You (when you die)" - Well..., that depends on what it is. If it's your dark blue suit, you can certainly take it with you. In fact, not only can you take it with you, you can probably put some things in your pockets.

"You Learn Something New Every Day" - Actually, you learn something old every day. Just because you've just learned it, doesn't mean it's new. Other people already knew it, Columbus is a good example of this.

"You Get What You Pay For" - Clearly this is not true. Have you been shopping recently? Only a very naive person would believe that you get what you pay for. In point of fact, if you check your purchases carefully, you'll find that you get whatever they feel like giving you. And if corporations get any more powerful, you soon might not even get that.

"NICE GUYS FINISH LAST" - Not true. Studies have shown that, on average, nice guys finish third in a field of six. Actually, short guys finish last. By the way, in medieval times, it was widely believed that nice guys finished twenty-sixth. You can see how limited those people were.


Wisdom Tip

We need sleep!
By Cathryn Conroy, Netscape News Editor could be sleep deprived and putting yourself at risk for an early death. That stunning conclusion was reached by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, who determined that when we get just six hours of sleep a night, we are actually sleep deprived. And sleep deprivation not only makes us sleepy during the day and decreases our productivity and performance levels, but also promotes the potentially dangerous process of inflammation. Inflammation of this sort can lead to a variety of problems, including heart disease and hardening of the arteries, reports WebMD.

Previous studies have examined the effects of severe sleep deprivation, which is five hours or less of sleep. This one looked at the effects of modest sleep restriction, something that many people live with day in and day out in order to meet the pressing demands of work and family. The levels of inflammatory factors skyrocketed in the 25 study volunteers--who spent 12 consecutive nights in a sleep laboratory--when they had just six hours of sleep, compared with eight hours. So when you pass up sleep to watch more television, talk to your spouse, or clean the house, you are putting yourself at risk for cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.


From Mountainwings

Everyone Has A Story

A response on the issue, "A Trucker's Wife" -

I think our trucker's wife made one more point that was not covered in her essay; that point being that we ALL have a story or perspective in life.

When I see trucks on the road, I move out of the way, but half the time I cuss because they seem pushy, and I remember stories of tired truckers or drinking drivers. So, though I move out of the way, I do so begrudgingly.

But our truck driver's wife did something very valuable for me. She didn't speak of truckers, she spoke of HER trucker!

Suddenly her story came to life and I began to care about him. I understood why truck drivers are "pushy." They aren't pushy; they are guys who try to be small even though they are huge, and of course they CAN'T be small. They DO take up room. And they are responsible for the lives all around them, even the unseen vehicles that may be doing something dumb.

I was especially touched by her comment about prostitutes pushing themselves on drivers who are trying to sleep and trying to honor their marriage vows. Not really relevant to this, but something to think about. Truck drivers are human beings and their hardships on the road should be respected.

So she made me CARE about him!

Then I got to thinking about all the others in the world who seem to take up "too much room." Doctors who make me wait. Great big congested traffic jams. Judgmental, angry people. Impatient people (yes, I am one of them!). Noisy, crying kids. I could go on.

But the common theme is, I don't know these people! I don't know their stories! That noisy cranky kid might be sick. Those impatient people might be the parents of that cranky kid.

Those judgmental people, maybe THEY have been judged all their lives and this is their way of making sure it never happens again, and what they REALLY want is someone to care and someone to respect them, rather than to push people away.

That doctor may have a sick mother at home and feel guilty taking care of these other people, when he "should" be home with Mom or Dad!

That traffic jam -- chock FULL of people who need to be somewhere, have something urgent they need to do, have a great need to be home and shut the door before they lose it, who knows?

I work as a nurse so there are many sides to my story.

I'm a single mom,
recovering alcoholic,
pet owner,
and am subject to all the stresses of life

I take care of people who are subject to all the stresses of the world, AND the stress of being ill, done to, poked, prodded, waiting, waiting some more and having private body parts treated with as much care and dignity as bologna.

They may be dying or waiting to see if they are.
They may have someone at home who needs them.
They may be in pain.

Now as a nurse I am tuned in to these facts about my patients, so if they are unreasonable at times, they have a good excuse. And I'm quite patient with them.

Why can't I apply that to people OUTSIDE the hospital?

Our trucker's wife educated me, as I have been educated at work, that every person has a story and every person deserves respect and understanding.

Me too, but I need to be aware that my wants and needs sometimes blind me to the fact that others have wants and needs too. There may be a reason why I have to wait or be courteous or give someone a smile.

Thank you, Trucker's Wife.

~A MountainWings Original by Kathleen Bailey, South Portland, ME~

   Thank you, Shari!

“I love you because I love you, and if you don’t like it you can use my circular logic as a noose and hang yourself.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/26/15 - "Smile Propensities (#22 in a series of 28)":

  "Blessed are the cracked….   
For they are the ones who let in the light."

     Thank you, Dools!


   From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/22/15 - "Clever drawings. How does he earn his living? (#12 in a series of 33)":  
    I love these!

   This guy has a great sense of his creativity. Here is a guy with talent who is having a good time for all to enjoy.

   David Zinn is an artist from Michigan. He runs around all day in the streets of Ann Arbor, with street construction, cracks, etc. on the road with chalk to create a lot of street fairy tales.  

           Thanks, Dearest Judy!


BONUS LONELY CROSS STITCH PATTERN: - Connie Barwick's Lonely Little Onion -" Onions have always seemed like sad little critters to me..." - ",,,So unaware of the loneliness that was waiting there..."

BONUS HEARTBREAK HEALERS RECIPE: - Heartbreak Healers - "...But instead of tenderness I found heartache instead..."


From - 08/21/15:

A young man bought an expensive piece of jewelry as a present for his girlfriend.

“Don’t you want her name engraved on it?” asked the clerk.

The young man thought for a moment, and then, ever the realistic, steadfastly replied, “No, just engrave it: To My One and Only Love. That way, if we break up and she throws it back to me in anger, I can use it again.”


1. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 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, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.

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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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Love Is Here and Now You're Gone

Brian Holland (b. 15 Feb 1941), Lamont Dozier (b. 16 June 1941),
Edward Holland, Jr. (b. 30 Oct 1939)

Recorded by The Supremes, 1967

Love is here and
Oh, my darling, now you're gone
Love is here and
Oh, my darling, now, now you're gone

You persuaded me to love you
And I did
But instead of tenderness
I found heartache instead
Into your arms I fell
So unaware of the loneliness
That was waiting there

You closed the door to your heart
And you turned the key, locked your love away from me

Love is here and
Oh, my darling, now you're gone

You made me love you
And oh, my darling, now you're gone
You said loving you
Would make life beautiful
With each passing day
But as soon as love
Came into my heart
You turned and you walked, just walked away

You stripped me of my dreams
You gave me faith, then took my hope
Look at me now

Look at me
See what loving you has done to me
Look at my face
See how cryin' has left it's trace

After you made me all your own
Then you left me all alone
You made your words sound so sweet
Knowing that your love I couldn't keep

My heart cries out for your touch
But you're not there
And the lonely cry fades in the air

Love is here and
Oh, my darling, now you're gone
Love is here and
Oh, my darling, now you're gone

You made me love you
Oh, my darling
Now you're gone
You made me love you
Oh, my darling
Now you're gone

"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" midi courtesy of - 08/23/10 (sic)

"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" lyrics courtesy
of - 08/23/10 (sic)

"Broken Heart" Drawing courtesy of - 08/23/10 (sic)

Divider Line 403 clip art courtesy of - 08/23/10 (sic)

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

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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