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09/05/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Five Minutes More

“If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say,
every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people
to stammer that they loved them.”

Christopher Morley
(05 May 1890 - 28 Mar 1957)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme was unwittingly suggested by the incomparable      Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC, who made a new post on her blog yesterday:

There's a new post on Last Tango with Charis today. Enjoy! It contains impeccable advice for all creative souls.

   This is a verrry interesting theory, Charis! Thanks so much! Five has been my favorite number for the last forty-eleven years, although I must say I do agree with you about Beethoven's Seventh.

BONUS #1 - - Five Minutes More - Frank Sinatra (who else??), 1946

BONUS #2 - - Five Minutes More - Tex Beneke and The Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1946


"Five Minutes More" is a 1946 American pop song written by Sammy Cahn (lyrics) and Jule Styne (music), originally recorded by the Ross Sisters and later recorded by Frank Sinatra. The song was often referred to as "Give Me Five Minutes More".

"Five Minutes More" was a number one hit for two (non-consecutive) weeks in 1946. The song ended up at number four on the year-end charts for 1946.[1] Sinatra re-recorded the song in 1961 for the album Come Swing With Me, and the track was released as a single the following year. Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra recorded the song on May 27, 1946, RCA Victor 20-1922, with "Texas Tex" on the B-side.[2]

The Skyrockets Orchestra Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet with vocal by Doreen Lundy. Recorded in London on November 14, 1946. It was released by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue number BD 5955.

The song made its feature film debut in the 1946 movie Sweetheart of Sigma Chi sung by Phil Brito.



   Happy Birthday today to   Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),     Jonathan Mansfield of MD!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -   The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (deceased - 03/08/06);

08 - Carroll Elliott ('57) AND   Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND   Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA;

09 -   Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA;

10 -     The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased 12/23/03) ;

11 -        The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND   J. Harrison ('58) of GA AND     My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



September 05, 1934 - Adolf Hitler predicted that the Reich would last for 1,000 years.

September 05, 1939 - The U.S. proclaimed its neutrality in World War II.

September 05, 1939 - German troops cross the Vistula River in Poland.

September 05, 1942 - Japanese high command ordered withdrawal at Milne Bay, first Japanese defeat in the Pacific War.

September 05, 1943 - The 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment landed and occupied Nazdab, near Lae in the Salamaua-Lae campaign.

September 05, 1944 - Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constituted Benelux.

September 05, 1945 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino was arrested. D'Aquino was suspected of being the wartime radio propagandist "Tokyo Rose". She served six years and was later pardoned by U.S. President Ford.

TODAY IN 1962:

Sunday, September 02, 1962 - Author and illustrator Jon Berkeley was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Sunday, September 02, 1962 - Comedian and actor Eugenio Derbez was born in Mexico City, Mexico.

Sunday, September 02, 1962 - Film director Prachya Pinkaew (ปรัชญา ปิ่นแก้ว) was born in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.



1. 06/26/12 -    Ray Price - Class of 1966 - Brother of Kathy Price Carpenter

2. 08/11/12 -   Odessa Burton Huskey - Class of @ 1948 - Sister of Billy Burton and Carolyn Burton Griffin

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 09/04/12, 10:11 AM - "BACK AGAIN":

Happy to SEE that YOU are UP & RUNNING again..We all WISH YOU WELL...Typhoons Forever

   Thank you so very much, Al! It's delightful to see you and your happy Pict-o-Grams back, too!

 From Ann Allen ('65) of NC - 09/04/12:

Hi Carol,
I just wanted to let you know that I received your latest email on the newsletters, as well as the one you sent Sunday. I don't know what you changed with your email sending options but apparently my computer liked it. 

I'm still upset about our losing     Dave (Arnold - Class of 1965) but after speaking to you on the phone I went to the website and read the memorial messages linked there. I hope      (the Head Cheerleader of 1965) Pam (Smith Arnold of VA) -  is holding up okay; I'm sure she has a lot of support.

Carol, what you do to keep this website and newsletters going is a blessing to us all. Thank you thank you thank you!

With Love, Ann Allen

   Thank you so much, Ann - I'm really glad to hear that! It was fun talking to you - until we were disconnected when we drove through that cave or tunnel or mountain pass or whatever it was on the way back to Illinois.

   The fact that I still haven't made Dave's Memorial Newsletter speaks to how upset I still am. I really will force myself to do it in the next day or so; maybe that action alone will help me better to come to terms with his passing. I did at least manage to save his entire Guest Book before it expired.

   I'm really surprised that no one has questioned the seemingly erratic order in which I tackled those 50 back issues. It's just as well; I'm rather certain my explanation would leave 97% of y'all saying, "HUH?!?"

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/04/12, 8:17 AM - "True Or False, A Good Exercise For Posture & More":

True or False

1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

2. Alfred Hitchcock did not have a bellybutton.

3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.

4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.

5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!

6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.

7. 40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

8. Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.

9. The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

11. The average housefly lives for one month.

12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.

14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.

16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.

17. The REAL reason an ostrich sticks its head in the sand is to search for water.

18. The only 2 animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the Rabbit and the Parrot.

19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie".

20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.

21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used instead of real milk.

22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane, just in case there is a crash.

23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.

24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.

25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.

26. If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.

Answers: All of the above are true. Don't you just love number sixteen?


*-------------- Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes --------------*

We all fail sometimes. But there's something about failing with style. Here are some of the best test paper blunders from the most clueless - and inventive - of students.

* Classical Studies *
Question: Name one of the early Romans' greatest achievements.
Answer: Learning to speak Latin

* Biology *
Question: What is a fibula?
Answer: A little lie

* Classical Studies *
Question: What were the circumstances of Julius Caesar's death?
Answer: Suspicious ones

* Biology *
Question: Give an example of a smoking-related disease
Answer: Early death

* Biology *
Question: What is a plasmid?
Answer: A high definition television

* Religious Studies *
Question: Christians only have one spouse, what is this called?
Answer: Monotony

* Physics *
Question: Name an environmental side effect of burning fossil fuels.
Answer: Fire

* Geography *
Question: What does the term "lava" mean?
Answer: A pre-pubescent caterpillar

* Geography *
Question: The race of people known as Malays come from which country?
Answer: Malaria

* Geography *
Question: Name one famous Greek landmark
Answer: The most famous Greek landmark is the Apocalypse

* History *
Question: Where was the American Declaration of Independence signed?
Answer: At the bottom.


Windows Spotty?

To remove spots on windows, begin by spraying the windows with just household vinegar. Let the vinegar stay on the windows for several minutes and then scrub with a nylon or plastic scrubber. You may have to repeat applications to completely get rid of water spots.


"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."

- Michael Althsuler


A great exercise for posture - Works upper back, shoulders, arms

1. Sit on the floor, legs extended in front of you. Wrap a resistance band around your feet and grasp each end, palms facing each other.

2. Bend arms and draw hands towards sides, elbows pointing behind you. Return to starting position.

Do 3 sets of 12 reps every other day.


The Place

I took my two oldest boys somewhere recently that they enjoyed so much they didn't want to come back home.

It was a place where there were all kinds of rides and fun things to see, do and play with. Every town has one of these places no matter how small.

I know people are on a tight budget nowadays, but I truly believe this is a place everyone can afford if they really wanted to.

I can remember my parents carrying me to this place many times and how much fun I had as a little boy, and I'm sure you do to.

Even though it seems like you could stay there all day and night, they do have a closing time and then you have to go home.

The place I am talking about is outside.

No I'm not talking about a town fair or carnival that is outside. I am simply talking about just plain old outside.

The rides I was referring to are tricycles and bicycles. The fun things to see, do and play with are flowers, dirt, sticks, and pine cones. The closing time is when the lights turn down (the Sun). The memories are priceless, but the cost is also priceless.

That's right, it is free to go outside.

I took my kids outside the other day and what a time they had.

The older we get in life the more it takes to entertain and fascinate us. Most adults would not get the same thrill out of an amusement park as kids get out of going outside.

Many times what we think our kids want and need are not what they actually want and need. A child would grow tired of playing with a $1,000 remote-controlled helicopter by themselves faster than they would just blowing daffodils into the wind and watching it's miniature parachutes land.

You see with kids, it's not just what they have or do more so than it is with whom they are with.

Children value time and attention from parents much more than gifts. I bought each of my young boys their own set of drums. Sure they played with them a lot the first week, but after that they had more fun when I got down on the kitchen floor with them and turned over three pots as if they were drums and beat on them with them with spoons and spatulas.

Don't mistake me, I never said Mom enjoys hearing the "noise," nor does she enjoy the thought of us beating on her good pots and pans. But it warms her heart just to know her kids have a tight bond with their father.

I bought my kids the best brand new $300 video game with extra controls, the latest games and even got extra memory to save the place in the game. A week later, I packed it all up and took it back to the store. I had just spent over $500 on a game that had the latest 3D graphics. I was frustrated on one hand but learned a valuable lesson on the other.

I took them outside, got some pinecones and handed them a stick. I was the pitcher and they were the batters. No game on the expensive console could match the laughter and enjoyment that my kids showed while knocking a home run (hitting the pinecone out of the yard) with a stick.

The next time you want to give your kids the very best in entertainment, try a neat place called outside.

~A MountainWings Original by James Bronner~

   Thanks so much, Shari!

BONUS RECIPES: - One Pot Pasta - "With the help of your favorite spaghetti sauce and refrigerated ravioli, you can have dinner on the table lickety-split!" - Sicilian Beef One Pot - "When the weather demands warm, comforting meals, nothing fits the bill better than a good old stick-to-your-ribs one-pot. The Italian flair adds an extra level of comfort to this stew."

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#34 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  



From - 08/30/12:

A panda bear walks into a restaurant and orders a meal. After eating he pulls out a gun, shoots the place to the ground, and runs away.

Quickly the bartender runs after him yelling, "HEY YOU CAN'T DO THIS!!!"

The panda turns around and yells "Yes I can. Look me up in the encyclopedia!"

So, the bartender looks up "Panda" in the encyclopedia, and it reads, "Panda: increasingly rare species of bear that can be found in the eastern part of Asia. It eats shoots and leaves.”

1. Thursday, September 6, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at  

3. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/20/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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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Five Minutes More

Music by Jule Styne, 1946
(31 Dec 1905 - 20 Sept1994)

Lyrics by
Sammy Cahn
, 1946
(18 June 1913 – 15 Jan 1993)

From the film, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi  (1946)

 Recorded by Frank Sinatra (12 Dec 1915 – 14 May 1998), 1946

All week long I dreamed about our Saturday date
Don't you know that Sunday morning you can sleep late

Give me five minutes more, only five minutes more
Let me stay, let me stay in your arms

Here am I, begging for only five minutes more
Only five minutes more of your charms

All week long I dreamed about our Saturday date
Don't you know that Sunday morning you can sleep late

Give me five minutes more, only five minutes more
Let me stay, let me stay in your arms

 "Five Minutes More" midi courtesy of - 09/04/12

"Five Minutes More" lyrics (contributed by Bill Huntley - Oct 2004) courtesy of - 09/04/12  

 "Five Minutes More" Image courtesy of - 09/04/12

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08 

Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of

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!

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!

Animated USMC and Air Force Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!

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