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09/16/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Just a Girl

“If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.”

Thomas Carlyle
(04 Dec 1795 - 05 Feb 1881)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Ah, Gwen Stefani - one of my favorites!

BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHzOOQfhPFg - Just a Girl - No Doubt


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_a_Girl

"Just a Girl" is a song written by Gwen Stefani and Tom Dumont for No Doubt's third album Tragic Kingdom. The song was released in 1995 as the album's lead single and helped the band break into mainstream music, peaking at number 23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Upon release in the UK in 1996 the song only reached number 38.[1] However, after the massive success of Don't Speak the song was re-released and managed a peak of number 3...[2]

The song itself is written about Gwen Stefani's exasperation over female stereotypes, portraying women as weak and in need of a man to look after them. This is evident from lyrics such as "Don't you think I know / Exactly where I stand? / This world is forcing me / To hold your hand." She explained her inspiration in an interview for BAM Magazine:

"I wrote that because my dad got mad at me for going to Tony [Kanal, No Doubt bassist]'s house and driving home late at night. I mean, c'mon, I'm, like, going on 30 here! I wouldn't trade [being female], but I really don't think guys understand what a burden it can be sometimes...[5]"


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND    The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND   Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

20 - Barry Stutt ('57);

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);

22 -   Curt Overman ('59) of VA  AND    Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC;

23 - Fred Fox ('63) AND        My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

September 16, 1934 - In Munich, Lutherans marched to anti-Nazi songs.

September 16, 1940 -
The Burke-Wadsworth Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. The acted imposed the first peacetime draft in the history of the United States. The event was the beginning of Selective Service.

September 16, 1940 - Italian troops conquered Sidi Barrani.

September 16, 1941 - Concerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia was about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invaded Iran on August 25, 1941. On this day, they forced the Shah to abdicate in favor of his 23-year-old son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

September 16, 1943 - The Allied invasion of Italy concluded when Heinrich von Vietinghoff, commander of the German Tenth Army, ordered his troops to withdraw from Salerno.

September 16, 1945 -
The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong. The surrender was accepted by the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.
September 15, 1940 - The climax of the Battle of Britain: the Royal Air Force shot down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Wednesday, September 16, 1964 - Actress and screenwriter Mary Coustas was born in Melbourne, Australia.

Wednesday, September 16, 1964 - Model and actress Rossy de Palma was born Rosa Elena García Echave in Palma, Majorca, Spain.

Wednesday, September 16, 1964 - Guitarist and songwriter (Skid Row) Dave Sabo was born David Michael Sabo in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

Wednesday, September 16, 1964 - Actress Molly Shannon was born Molly Helen Shannon in Shaker Heights, Ohio.


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/15/14 - "Kamikaze Attack": 

Kamikaze Attack in 1945 (awesome video footage)

Many Americans who fought in WWII were 'kids," just out of High School and college !!

Use of the kamikaze attack, in the air or on the ground; was one of the threats impacting the decision to use the “A” bomb.

A kamikaze attack in 1945 … this clip gives you a feel for what it was like in the gun turret.

About the best naval footage ever. You are right in the gun turret under attack.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4zkp7hvrgbcd7gd/D-qPNsG9ym#lh:null-Laffey%20Enhanced%20vo%203.wmv

   YOWZERONI! Thank you, Dearest Judy!


 
    From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 09/15/14 - "West Point Glee Club Veterans Memorial BE SURE TO SEE THIS AND THANK A VET":
 
West Point Glee Club Veterans Memorial BE SURE TO SEE THIS

Friends, this is a very touching video. It brought tears to my eyes, be prepared. Beautifully done hymn by West Point Glee Club. Toward the end...pic's of U.S. war memorials "everywhere".

Mansions (Veterans Memorial)
This is a very beautiful tribute to our military men and women. A must see!!!
This is simply awesome. However, after you click on Mansions; do not click on anything else. It will start playing by itself.
One of the best tributes to America 's veterans and families...
Turn up your sound.

http://worriersanonymous.org/Share/Mansions.htm

     Thank you so very much, Buster - and all of you other veterans in our midst as well!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/15/14 - "Donkey in the well... be sure to read to the end.": 

There are two lessons here.

A Very SMART ASS!

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
 
Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.

At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!


Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.


Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.

Live simply.

Appreciate what you have.

Give more. Expect less.


NOW .............

Enough of that... The donkey later came back, and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.


MORAL FROM TODAY'S LESSON:

When you do something wrong, and try to cover your a_ _ (donkey), it always comes back to bite you.

     Thanks again, Dearest Judy!


  From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 09/14/14:

     Thanks, Evelyn!
 
 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/04/14 - "Ways to decorate using old items... (#10 in a series of 18)":  

  Love some of these ideas. The show Flea Market Flip, with Lara Spencer, is another source to get great ideas...

        COOL BEANS! Thanks, Shari!

 
 


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/08/14 - "Church Pics (#4 in a Series of 19)":

  IN GOD WE TRUST--If GOD is your co-pilot, change seats!

     GIGGLES! Thank you, Joyce!

 
 


BONUS LITTLE GIRL CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://lisaauch1.hubpages.com/hub/crochet-cardigan-free-patterns - Lisa Auch's Crochet Patterns - "Crochet this great pattern for her birthday, it's perfect for little girls."


BONUS JUST A GIRL RECIPES:

http://justagirlfromaamchimumbai.com/?page_id=6364 - "Just a Girl from Aamchi Mumbai - An Indian Food Blog Down Under!"


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/15/14:

Two man playing golf were held up by two women playing in front of them.

One man said: "I'll walk up to them and tell them to hurry up."

When he returned he said, "I have a problem, one of the women is my wife and the other one is my mistress."

The second man said, "I'll walk up to them and hurry them up."

He came back and said, " We both have the same problem.”


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. 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 hokie13mom@cox.net.

2. 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: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or nnhs64@cox.net.

3. Wednesday, November 12, 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/17/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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910-854-8802  


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Just a Girl

Written by Gwen Stefani (b. 03 Oct 1969) and Tom Dumont (b. 11 Jan 1968)

Recorded by No Doubt, 1995


Take this pink ribbon off my eyes
I'm exposed
And it's no big surprise
Don't you think I know
Exactly where I stand
This world is forcing me
To hold your hand

'Cause I'm just a girl, little ol' me
Don't let me out of your sight
I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite
So don't let me have any rights
Oh... I've had it up to here!

The moment that I step outside
So many reasons
For me to run and hide
I can't do the little things
I hold so dear
'Cause it's all those little things
That I fear

'Cause I'm just a girl,
I'd rather not be
'Cause they won't let me drive
Late at night
I'm just a girl,
Guess I'm some kind of freak
'Cause they all sit and stare
With their eyes
I'm just a girl,
Take a good look at me
Just your typical prototype
Oh... I've had it up to here!
Oh... am I making myself clear?

I'm just a girl
I'm just a girl in the world...
That's all that you'll let me be!

I'm just a girl, living in captivity
Your rule of thumb
Makes me worry some
I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
What I've succumbed to
Is making me numb
I'm just a girl, my apologies
What I've become is so burdensome
I'm just a girl, lucky me
Twiddle-dum there's no comparison

Oh... I've had it up to!
Oh... I've had it up to!
Oh... I've had it up to here.


"Just a Girl" midi courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/newbonham/27/index.html - 09/17/05

"Just a Girl" lyrics courtesy of http://www.nodoubt.com/lyrics/JustAGrl.html - 09/17/05

"Little Girl" Image courtesy of http://www.peevish.co.uk/gwyn/workpages/littlegirl.htm - 09/17/05

Flower Bar 22 clip art courtesy of - hmm, I cannot seem to find that information at the moment...

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

Animated Army, and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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