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09/13/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

- Walt Disney
(05 Dec 1901 - 15 Dec 1966)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme song was one of the #1 hits from 1945 - and you know what a sucker I am for All Things 40's! Search as I might, there was no midi file available (at least not for free), so just watch the two bonus videos, and we'll all be happy!

BONUS #1 - - My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time - Doris Day with Les Brown and His Orchestra, 1945

BONUS #2 - - My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time - Perry Como 


"My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" is a popular song.

The music was written by Vic Mizzy and the lyrics by Manny Curtis. The song was published in 1945.

The biggest hit version of the song was recorded by the Les Brown Orchestra with a vocal by Doris Day. Another charting version was done by Johnny Long with Dick Robertson.

The Les Brown/Doris Day recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 36779. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on March 15, 1945 and lasted 12 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1.[1] Although this record was made after the big Brown/Day hit,"Sentimental Journey," it actually hit the charts earlier...


"If ever this was proof that a song had the capacity to crawl in your head and stay there -- invited or not -- I would nominate this one. Though it did reach number one in 1945, it's rarely heard these days, in any form -- even on the oldies radio stations. I stumbled across it while looking for other songs, and happened to have it playing while I continued my search. I'll be doggoned if the melody didn't set up residence in my head."


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   The late Bill Brewer ('57) (deceased 08/30/12)  AND   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND    Rick Harman ('65) of VA;!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

16 -   Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND    The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC;

17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND   Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA;

18 - Bobby Bell ('57) AND         Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL  AND  The United States Air Force - 1947;

20 - Barry Stutt ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 12, 1942 - RMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian POWs, was torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sank with a heavy loss of life.

September 12, 1942 - First day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge during the Guadalcanal campaign: U.S. Marines protecting Henderson Field on Guadalcanal were attacked by Imperial Japanese Army forces.

September 12, 1943 - Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy, was rescued from house arrest on the Gran Sasso in Abruzzi, by German commando forces led by Otto Skorzeny.

September 12, 1944 - The liberation of Serbia from Nazi Germany and the Chetniks continued. Bajina Bašta in western Serbia was among those liberated cities. Near Trier, American troops entered Germany for the first time.


September 13, 1940 - German bombs damaged Buckingham Palace.

September 13, 1940 - Italy invaded Egypt by crossing the Libyan border.

September 13, 1942 -Second day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge in the Guadalcanal campaign: U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Imperial Japanese Army with heavy losses for the Japanese forces.

September 13, 1943 - Chiang Kai-shek was elected President of the Republic of China.

September 13, 1943 - The Municipal Theatre of Corfu, Greece was destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.

September 13, 1945 - Iran demanded the withdrawal of Allied troops.


Wednesday, September 12, 1962 - Bosnian Singer Dino Merlin was born Edin Dervišhalidović.

Wednesday, September 12, 1962 - Actress Amy Yasbeck (Wings) was born in Blue Ash, Ohio.

Wednesday, September 12, 1962 - Baseball player Spot Poles (b. Spottswood Poles on 27 Dec 1887 in Winchester, Virginia) died in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at the age of 74.

Wednesday, September 12, 1962 - Author and playwright Rangeya Raghav (रांगेय राघव) (b. Tirumalla Nambakkam Viraraghava Acharya on 17 Jan 1923 in Agra, a city of Uttar Pradesh state, India) died.


Thursday, September 13, 1962 - Poet and author Tõnu Õnnepalu (also known by the pen names Emil Tode and Anton Nigov) was born in Tallinn, Estonia.


1. 04/24/12 -      Ruth Mitchell – Class of June 1945 - Sister of the late Hazel Mitchell Brogan and Juanita Mitchell Granger


1. 04/20/12 -    Christine Campbell Walker - Niece of   Carol Lee Cook Campbell ('62) of VA and the late   Amos Campbell (d. 05 Apr 2009); Cousin of the late Tina Campbell Landes (1963 - 31 Dec 2006)

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/11/12, 5:07 PM - "THE SPINE - (a must see)":

Very interesting!

Subject:  THE SPINE - WOW! (a must see)

Good medical info. here.


                      Roll your mouse over any of the 24 vertebrae in the human spine!!! Roll slowly, don’t want to miss any.

                      What a fascinating demo of how our spine affects our bodies.  Move your mouse over back bones and see the parts that are affected!  What an amazing site.


   WOWZERS! This is so fascinating! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 09/12/12, 10:38 AM - "Your Duck is Dead!":

Your Duck is Dead!!

A good story! For anybody who's had some tests at the doctor's office lately...

Your Duck is Dead--

A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest.

After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, "I'm sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away."

The distressed woman wailed, "Are you sure?"

"Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead," replied the vet.

"How can you be so sure?" she protested. "I mean you haven't done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something."

The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room. He returned a few minutes later with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head.

The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room. A few minutes later he returned with a cat. The cat jumped on the table and also delicately sniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room.

The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck."

The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman. The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill. "$150!" she cried, "$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!"

The vet shrugged, "I'm sorry. If you had just taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it's now $150."

You know the drill
... if you're smiling, you must pass it on, give someone else a smile too! Share the laughter....

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 09/12/12 - "NOSTALGIC VIDEO": - Dean Martin and John Wayne, 1966

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 09/12/12, 10:03 AM - "When a woman lies … there's always a good reason!":

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, "My dear child, why are you crying?" The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family. The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with sapphires.

"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, "No."
The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a golden thimble studded with rubies.
"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked. Again, the seamstress replied, "No."
The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.

"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, "Yes." The Lord was pleased with the woman's honesty
and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, "Why are you crying?'' "Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!"

The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney. "Is this your husband? The Lord asked.

"Yes," cried the seamstress. The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!"

The seamstress replied, "Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to George Clooney,
you would have come up with Brad Pitt.

"Then if I said 'no' to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three.
Lord, I'm not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said 'yes' to George Clooney."

And so the Lord let her keep him.

The moral of this story is:
Whenever a woman lies, it's for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others.
That's our story, and we're sticking to it.


All Us Women

Laughter is like jogging on the inside. Exercise your 'innards' every day.

Women are Angels.
And when someone breaks our wings,
We simply continue to fly....on a broomstick.
We are flexible like that.

     AMEN! Thanks again, Norris Sweetie!

From - 09/10/12 - "9 Ways to Revitalize Mind/Body/Soul":

9 of the Most Tantalizing Self Care Tips Ever

By Lori Lynn Smith

Passionate Self Care
One of the surest methods to stay on a focused, purposeful course in your business, relationships ... in all of your life, is to take extra special care of yourself. Oftentimes what happens is exactly the opposite: everyone and everything else in our lives takes precedence over our personal needs. What happens then? Everything crumbles. Nothing works. The entire system shuts down.
What is your idea of self care?
I bet you are thinking it is something like spending a glorious time at a particular luxurious spa hotel. Sinking into a hot steaming bath filled with roses and smelling of vanilla; candles and soft music playing. You pick up a romance novel that you bought in the gift shop. Oh, you lost track of time, you need to quickly dry off so you can get to your hot rock massage. While you are in the spa you decide what the heck you might as well get a mani and pedi as well. And then reality sets in as your boss or your assistant drops a stack of paperwork on your desk...
While it is very nice to steal away a spa weekend every once and a while, it is not always practical. So how can you create that same feeling of re-energizing and relaxation at home with just 15 minutes?
Let's take a look at some tantalizing tips that you can do anytime:
Self-Care Tips for the Body
Create a wonderful nourishing morning ritual that allows you to rise gracefully into your day.
Listen to your body: your body is always sending messages to you, most often it is specifically asking you to take care of yourself. Sometimes this means more pampering and self care, sometimes it means more grounding and meditation.
Energize your body: many people find music very energizing. Now take it a little further and dance like no one is watching. To keep your body happy and healthy, get your heart pumping each day at least for 15 minutes.
Self-Care Tips for the Mind
Create a sacred space for yourself in your home; this can be as simple as a chair in the corner of a room or as big as your own room. Take time for yourself; spend time in solitude and make time for yourself to do something alone with a walk in the woods.
Find inner stillness. Take 10-15 minutes a day to be still...meditate, journal your thoughts, stay in the present, or just focus on the positive. Set boundaries. Setting healthy boundaries will allow you to find what works for you specifically and allows you to say "yes" or "no" when needed the most.
Self-Care Tips for the Soul
Connect with your soul-nourishing friends: make sure that your circle of friends leaves you feeling uplifted and wonderfully happy. Then make sure to pencil this time into your schedule each week. Nothing feels better than time with good friends.
Connect with your higher power and center within your spiritual self, maintaining your connection with your spiritual self and your higher power feeds your personal power. Strong personal power amplifies all the other areas of your life.
Connect with your heart, practicing compassion, forgiveness and random acts of giving & kindness allows you to enter a whole new level of self love.
Body, Mind and Soul Alignment
Small annoyances of daily life just don't bother you any more and they can't steal your peace while you are focused on self care. Tranquility and solitude refreshes your soul like the streams of a fountain washing away all anxiety and fear. You can be bold and confident in your future choices when you quiet all the other voices around you and listen to the ONLY inner voice inside of you. Your inner peace is reflected outwardly through all your actions. When you are at peace within your soul, you are able to accomplish more than you ever imagined.
Creating alignment with your Body, Mind and Soul is about taking time to give yourself the room to breathe in the peace and find your balance. When was the last time that you made time for yourself? Even just 15 minutes of "alone" time? Make a plan today, schedule in your calendar 15 minutes every day. Then try several different items from the list above to see how they feel. Did they make you feel more peaceful and relaxed? Great, try another couple items. You will soon have a list of some of your favorite self care items.
Most importantly enjoy the process, take as long as you like to learn these new tantalizing tips.

About the Author:

Lori Lynn Smith, the Official Guide to Life Coach and Life Coaching, is a passionate and an authentic teacher who shares her real life experiences about creating a more nurturing and fulfilling lifestyle.
Get her Free eBook and Mp3.


   I stumbled across this delicious site by   Doris Yocum Turner of NC. She had me "hooked" (just a little pun ) from the very title: "Ideal Delusions: Researching Insanity as an Alternate Lifestyle !"
You crochet fanatics out there (and I'm sure you are legion, though I've yet to hear from a single one of you! ) will find this site (which is actually not strictly limited to crochet) a pure delight, featuring innovative patterns as well as clear tutorials. Here's one now: - Colorful Kitchen Trivet - "Use whatever colors you have lying around to make yourself a Colorful Kitchen Trivet. This crochet pattern is an excellent stashbuster project. The instructions include a few different variations for crocheting the center."

BONUS RECIPES: - Cowboy Casserole - "Tater tots are always a hit, so why limit when you eat them? Make them for dinner with this Cowboy Casserole! Out of all the easy casserole recipes to choose from, none are quite as unique and delicious as this one!" - Goofy Tuna Noodle Casserole - "Looking for a new and unique way to enjoy tuna? Try this Goofy Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe! This is one of the tastiest tuna casserole recipes you'll find, even your kids will like it. Plus, it's ready to enjoy in under an hour. Try it tonight!" - Slow Cooker Hamburger Casserole - "Two of the most convenient types of cooking are combined in one, casserole and slow cooker. It's a dream world for those making easy casserole recipes. Make up this Slow Cooker Hamburger Casserole and make life simple."

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#39 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  



From - 09/11/12:

The following 15 Police Comments were taken from actual police car videos around the country. Count down to #1...

#15 "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while."

#14 "If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."

#13 "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

#12 "Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you."

#11 "You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket, huh?"

#10 "Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?"

#9 "Warning! You want a warning? O. K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."

#8 "The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"

#7 "Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you goto ride on rides, eat cotton candy and corn dogs, and step in monkey poo. "

#6 "Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."

#5 "In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC."

#4 "How big were those 'Just two beers' you say you had?"

#3 "No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we can."

#2 "I'm glad to hear that chief (of Police) Hawker is a personal friend of yours. So you know someone who can post your bail."

The envelope please.....................


#1 "You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't. Sign here."

1. Thursday, October 4, 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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My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time

Words by Manny Curtis (1911-1984)
Music by
Vic Mizzy (09 Jan1916 - 17 Oct 2009)

Recorded by
Les Brown Orchestra with a vocal by Doris Day (b. 03 Apr 1924), 1945 (#1)
Introduced by Marion Hutton in the film "In Society"

Well, what do you know
He smiled at me in my dreams last night
My dreams are getting better all the time

And what do you know
He smiled at me in a different light
My dreams are getting better all the time

To think that we were strangers
A couple of nights ago
And though it's a dream, I never dreamed
He'd ever say hello

Oh maybe tonight, I'll hold him tight
When the moonbeams shine
My dreams are getting better all the time

Well, what do you know
He smiled at me in my dream last night
My dreams are getting better all the time

And what do you know
He looked at me in a different light
My dreams are getting better all the time

To think that we were strangers
A couple of nights ago
Though it's a dream, I never dreamed
He'd ever say hello

Oh maybe tonight, I'll hold him tight
When the moonbeams shine
My dreams are getting better all the time

"My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" lyrics courtesy of - 09/12/12

"Dreaming World" Image courtesy of - 09/12/12

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

Animated Divider Bar 116 clip art courtesy of - 01/25/10

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

Animated Air Force, Army, and Navy Flags 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

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

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

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