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09/16/17 - 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 - - Just a Girl - No Doubt


"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]"


   Happy Birthday today to   The late Tena Goodson Hensel (June '39) (deceased 06/09/15) 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 AND My Youngest Granddaughter, Hannah Harty of CA;

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!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


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 act 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.


Saturday, September 16, 1967 - Author and illustrator Hiroya Oku (奥 浩哉) was born in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan.

“Our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel.”

- Elias L. Magoon
(20 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1886)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/16/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 09/15/17:

   American Military Cemetery in Normandy. Photo sent in from Brian Stewart.

     Thank you, Jerry!


“In middle school I used to draw letters of the alphabet out of contorted torsos, bodies, arms, legs. A rigid torso with one arm and one leg extended at straight angles out would form a 'K,' for example. But then I realized how silly that was. People aren’t letters, I thought, they’re whole words. Words like 'Bob,' or 'Dad.' (By the way, Bob is NOT my dad).

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982)

BONUS LITTLE GIRL CROCHET PATTERNS: - Lisa Auch's Crochet Patterns - "Crochet this great pattern for her birthday, it's perfect for little girls."

BONUS JUST A GIRL RECIPES: - "Just a Girl from Aamchi Mumbai - An Indian Food Blog Down Under!"


From - 09/15/16:

A man was the first to arrive at work one morning. The phone rang and he answered. When the caller asked for some specific information, the man explained that it was before normal business hours but that he would help if he could.

"What's your job there?" the caller asked.

The man replied, "I'm the company president."

There was a pause. Then the caller said, "I'll call back later. I need to talk to someone who knows something about what's going on."


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

2. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE: 

3. Saturday, October 07, 2017 - The Warwick HS Class of 1957 will hold their 60-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht and Country Club. 400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News. Cash bar at 6:00 PM, Buffet Dinner at 7:00 PM, Evening of friendship, memories, music and dancing from 8:30 till whenever. Cost $60.00 per person. Dress smart casual (no ties for the guys).

4. Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 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 06/10/17

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

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


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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 - 09/17/05

"Just a Girl" lyrics courtesy of - 09/17/05

"Little Girl" Image courtesy of - 09/17/05

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

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

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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

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

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