09/23/08 - NNHS Newsletter - I'm a Fool to Want You
“You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Oh, guess what? It's Frank again!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFq6c855E5w - Frank Sinatra - I'm a Fool to Want You, May 1, 1957
I've been trying to remember how, why, and when I turned into such a big Frank Sinatra fan. Certainly (as I've mentioned several times) it wasn't always so. I never even found him attractive. My dear late mother, Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) absolutely could not abide him, and would launch into one of her delightful and highly amusing rants whenever his name was mentioned. I miss that Baba.
Actually, I always considered myself a Perry Como / Nat King Cole / Dean Martin person. I think it must have happened about eight years ago when I discovered to my total wonder that of all the many recordings of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (and I collected a plethora of them), Frank's was unquestionably the most beautiful:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M0dzWuSmGQ - Frank Sinatra - I'll Be Home for Christmas (no video whatsoever)
Ever since that time, Frank has missed no opportunity to invade my space - waking and sleeping - with his smooth crooning. "Give 'em an inch and they'll take a mile." I surrender.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwZNqPDqdsQ - Frank Sinatra - September of My Years, 1965
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SFupzK1tE&NR=1 - Frank Sinatra - My One and Only Love, 1953
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsnFe8NYHvk&NR=1 - Frank Sinatra - Last Night When We Were Young, 1954
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=molw72o2l_U - Frank Sinatra - Where Are You?, May 1, 1957
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlujPZ64ZvI - Frank Sinatra - Stardust, Lucky Strike Hit Parade
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4a9jsTRFq4 - Frank Sinatra - My Funny Valentine
NEWS FLASH #1 - NEWLY AMENDED:
From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 09/21/08 - "Final Flyer for Sock Hop":
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks for everything, Barbara! See you then!
The NNHS Class of 1963
is planning its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008.
FORMER NNHS STUDENTS
We’re Going Back!!!!
The NNHS Class of 1963 invites all former
NNHS students and their guests to join them
at an upcoming class reunion event:
A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym!!!
Names of all members in your party must be provided with payment.
What: A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School!!!
Where: Huntington Hall (former Newport News High School)
3100 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA
(Entry through right front door only)
When: Friday night, October 17, 2008 Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost: $15 per person
Soft drinks & snacks will be sold
at the event.
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things never change).
CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
REGISTRATION AND RELEASE FORM - ADDED 09/21/08:
NEWS FLASH #2:
All events of the
40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1968 are open to everyone.
It will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008.
For further information, call Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally at or e-mail her at email@example.com.
NEWS FLASH #3:
1. Jim Henderson (Ferguson HS - '67) of VA via Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 09/21/08:
Of course! Welcome aboard, Jim - and thanks, Donnie!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy 17th Birthday today to My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - 2009) of IL!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday this
25 - James Comer ('57) AND Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND Jerry Allen ('65) of VA;
Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC;
28 - Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 09/21/08:
birthday wishes to my son, Brian. Brian turned 25 on September 16th!
Thanks again, Kathy - and Happy Belated Birthday, Brian!
(My systems notoriously fall apart at critical moments.....)
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) and My Newest Daughter-in-Law, Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of MA - 09/10/08 - "Buckley's Blessing Day":
|Sunday, September 7, 2008|
|Sunday, September 7, 2008|
Ohhhh, I wish I could reach out across the miles to hug that cute little fella! The resemblance to his daddy continues to astound me! Thank you, Chickadees!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 09/21/08 - "OK":
I love you.
I love you, too, Linda May! Thanks!
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 09/21/08:
Congestive heart failure!?! What?
Are you ok, Lady?
Sure, Sweetie-Pie; I'm mostly fine. It's just as Rosanne Rosannadanna used to say, "It's always something." I've probably had it for a while; certainly I had the forerunners of it, and my maternal grandfather had it, so the hereditary precursors were there also. I only realized what was going on about seven months ago. I thought you knew. One of the hazards of having such a big family is that often, someone doesn't get the word.
This reminds me of when Joshua (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '95 - of IL) was just a little tyke, and began throwing rocks at passing cars one day. Horrified, I called him inside and (somewhat exasperatedly) asked him, "Joshua, how many times have we told you not to throw rocks?!?"
He looked up at me with those innocent big blue eyes and his little chin trembling and said simply, "Never."
Oh, yeah. It was his three older brothers who had heard that lecture ad infinitum. Oooops.
Or maybe I was trying to protect you from the unpleasantries of life and deliberately didn't tell you this news flash. Who knows?!?
Anyway, you can read more than you ever wanted to know about it right here:
Thanks, Sweetie-Weetie! I love you, too!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/21/08:
Not a problem; I'm a notorious slacker!
Thank you again, Joe! A great many more people read the Newsletters than just my known subscriber base, so perhaps we'll have an answer for Sydney soon!
From Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA - 09/21/08:
Thank you so much, Kelly! I'm working on it!
From Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA - 09/21/08:
YOWZERONI!!! That does not sound like fun at all, Brenda! I hope this finds you both much improved! Thank you for your concern; y'all take care, now!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 09/22/08:
I certainly hope he can, George, as it is for sure and certain that I cannot!
Thank you, Sweetie! I appreciate your invitation! I've never been to Michigan, but Paul has a number of first cousins and beyond in the Flint area.
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, George! That hand is always open!
Thought we should remember this. Thanks for all of your work.
Terri Larsen (class of 72)
CRABBY OLD MAN
When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in North Platte, Nebraska, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.
One nurse took her copy to Missouri. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition of the News Magazine of the St. Louis Association for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.
And this little old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this ' anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.
Crabby Old Man
What do you see nurses? .What do you see?
What are you thinking.....when you're looking at me?
A crabby old man, ...not very wise,
Uncertain of habit ........with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food.......and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice.....'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice ...the things that you do.
And forever is losing .......... A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not...........lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking? Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse......you're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am...As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, ......as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten.......with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .........who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen...with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now.......a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty...my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows......that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now...........I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide.....And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty..........My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other........With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons....have grown and are gone,
But my woman's beside me.......to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more,....Babies play ' round my knee,
Again, we know children........My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me....My wife is now dead.
I look at the future..............I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing......young of their own.
And I think of the years.......And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old man.........and nature is cruel.
Tis jest to make old age.....look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles..........grace and vigor, depart.
There is now a stone........where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass.....A young guy still dwells,
And now and again........my battered heart swells
I remember the joys...........I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living.............life over again.
I think of the years, all too few......gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact........that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people.........open and see..
Not a crabby old man. Look closer....see........ME!!
Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within.....we will all, one day, be there, too!
PLEASE SHARE THIS POEM
The best and most beautiful things of this world can't be seen or touched. They must be felt by the heart.
Thank you so much, Terri! I appreciate both your concern and this very poignant poem!
From Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of VA - 09/22/08 - "Your health":
Thanks so much, Patti! I suppose it's always really there, and just flares up from time to time lest I forget!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/21/08 - "Psychopath test":
Read this question, come up with an answer and then scroll down to the bottom for the result.
This is not a trick question. It is as it reads.
while at the funeral of her own mother, met a guy whom she did not know. She
thought this guy was amazing. She believed him to be her dream guy so much,
that she fell in love with him right there, but never asked for his number
and could not find him.
I bet you thought I would answer correctly. Fooled Ya!!!
Ummm, thanks, Joyce! I, ah, I'd just like to report that without a moment's hesitation, I answered this question correctly.
In my defense, I personally would not kill my beloved sister, but that would seem to be the only viable motive in this scenario of a woman who did just that. Also, I must share with you my very favorite TV shows; perhaps you'll detect a running theme:
Law and Order
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Law and Order: Criminal Intent
Without a Trace
Besides, it's just as I've always said, ya gotta be crazy to do what I do.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/19/08
Hopefully, this will help address the problem in a number of ways. Just don't forget to click on it each time!
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 09/23/08
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968 - OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS:
2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 -EVERYONE:
Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us
3. Saturday, September 27, 2008 -SUPERKIDS THIRD ANNUAL CAR SHOW - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
4.Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND ALL TYPHOONS ON FRIDAY NIGHT (if pre-registered):
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
To donate, click on the gold seal on the left,
or just mail it to my home. Thanks!
I'm a Fool to Want You
I'm a fool to want you
I'm a fool to want you
To want a love that can't be true
A love that's there for others too
I'm a fool to hold you
Such a fool to hold you
To seek a kiss not mine alone
To share a kiss that Devil has known
Time and time again I said I'd leave you
Time and time again I went away
But then would come the time when I would need you
And once again these words I had to say
Take me back, I love you
Pity me, I need you
I know it's wrong, it must be wrong
But right or wrong I can't get along
"I'm a Fool to Want You" midi (sequenced by Mel Webb) courtesy of http://www.midistudio.com/midi/MW_HR.htm - 09/18/08
"I'm a Fool to Want You" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/I%27m-a-Fool-to-Want-You-lyrics-Frank-Sinatra/2360DCE1126A348C4825691F000925F1 - 09/23/08
Animated Fools clip art courtesy of http://www.jograham.com/fcfoojcd.htm – 03/31/05
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Animated Smiley Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 03/30/05
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
(FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper
(Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/ehslearningcenter/ - 10/17/07
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific
Thanks again, Herbie!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Open Hand clip art courtesy of http://www.artbycheryl.com%2Fhands_01.html - 09/20/05
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
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