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09/23/15 - NNHS Newsletter - I'm a Fool to Want You

“You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes,
and her eyes everywhere in the world.”

David Levesque

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Oh, guess what? It's Frank again!

BONUS - - I'm a Fool to Want You - Frank Sinatra


"I'm a Fool to Want You" is a 1951 song composed by Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf, and Joel Herron.[1] Frank Sinatra released the song as a Columbia single. The ballad is a pop and jazz standard.

Frank Sinatra first recorded the song with the Ray Charles Singers on March 27, 1951 in an arrangement by Axel Stordahl in New York. It was the second song recorded at the sessions which began with "I Whistle a Happy Tune" and ended with "Love Me". He recorded a second version at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood on May 1, 1957, arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins, which was released in 1957 on the album Where Are You?. This album was Sinatra’s first recording for Capitol Records and his first stereo recording. Capitol also released the song as part of an EP, EAP-2-855, EBFI-855.

The song was released as a Columbia Records 10" 78 B side single in 1951 backed with "Mama Will Bark" (with Dagmar) as #39425, Matrix # CO-45185-1. The single reached #14 on the Billboard pop singles chart in a 7 week chart run beginning in June and #27 on Cashbox the same month in a 5 week chart run.[2] "Mama Will Bark" reached #21. The song was re-released in 1954 as an A side Columbia single with "If I Forget You" as the B side. Columbia also released the song as part of an EP, 2559, which also featured "I Should Care", "I Could Write A Book", and "If You Are But A Dream".

The Columbia recording appeared on the 1966 album Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits: The Early Years, Volume Two. The song also appeared on the 1986 4-disc collection The Voice: Frank Sinatra, the Columbia Years (1943–1952) and the 1993 box-set album The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings. The song also appeared on Frank Sinatra: The Best of the Columbia Years: 1943-1952 in 1995 and Frank Sinatra Sings His Greatest Hits in 1997 both on Columbia. In 2003, the song was included on the Sony collection The Essential Sinatra: The Columbia Years.

The song was featured on the 1992 Sinatra: Soundtrack to the CBS Mini-Series released on Reprise Records...


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

25 - Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND James Comer ('57) AND    Robert Coffee ('63)  AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND     Jerry Allen ('65) of VA;

26 - The late      Tommy Scott ('61) (deceased 01/05/10);

27 -  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC;

28 -     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND      My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL;

29 -   Bill Shaw ('63) of VA AND   Bill Weaver ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 23, 1938 - The mobilization of the Czechoslovak army in response to the Munich Crisis.

September 23, 1941 - The first gas chamber experiments were conducted at Auschwitz.

September 23, 1942 - First day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces attacked Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.

September 23, 1943 - In northern Italy, Benito Mussolini re-established a new fascist republic, the so-called Salò Republic, a puppet state of Nazi Germany.


Thursday, September 23, 1965 - Tennis player Mark Woodforde was born Mark Raymond Woodforde in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/23/15:

“To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do things you have never done before.”

- Richard G. Scott
(07 Nov 1928 -
22 Sept 2015)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


       From Bobby Hatten (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA - 09/22/15, 10:32 PM - "50-Year Reunion at Ferguson":


As you know I would have graduated with my Stuart Gardens friends at NN High School, but in 1962 I left you and my other classmates behind and went to Ferguson, close to my parents’ new home in Riverside. My Ferguson classmates and I are having our 50-year reunion in October and one of the ones who is missing is Martha Smith – another Magruder School classmate who also migrated to Ferguson High. I know that her cousin
     Pam Smith Arnold lives in Williamsburg and recently lost her husband. Could you give me Pam’s contact information so that she might be able to tell me where to send the reunion invitation to Martha, who was Martha Olney, but her husband John Olney died a few years back and I haven’t heard from her since then.

All is well with me – I am living in Gloucester with my wife Joyce, two hunting dogs, 2 cats and her rabbit, and still practicing law in Newport News – my old friend
    Brownie Shaffer Haracivet is my next door neighbor so I frequently get the NN High news from her class of 1962. My two red headed grandboys (Ryan and Jackson) live with my oldest daughter Cary and her husband in Ashburn, VA and my youngest, Meredith, is in Washington, D.C. and about to get married on New Year’s Eve. Parents age 91 and 90 are still living independently and going strong as are sister Mary Beth in New York City and brother Jay in Newport News.

I hope that you are well – thank you for all of the efforts that you have made for so long to make sure that your friends stay connected.

Best wishes


   So good to hear from you, Bobby!

   Pam actually bought a home in California last year to be with her daughter and grandson, Sammy. I've forwarded your note to her, and trust you'll hear from her soon. I searched in vain for Martha's third-grade (I think) picture showing her beautiful chestnut hair cut into bangs with a long pony tail. It's as though I imagined ever having it.

   Tell Brownie hi for me! I used to stumble into the bathroom every morning hoping against hope that I would see Brownie Shaffer's face looking back at me in the mirror, but alas, it never happened (and still hasn't ).

   I'm glad to hear your family is doing well. Tell your mama hi for me, too! I still cherish the cookbook she so graciously sent me nine years ago.

   I have a blue eyed, red headed grandson myself, Bobby!   His name is         Buckley, but now he lives far, far away in California. Our other 17 grandchildren are scattered around in Illinois, Texas, California, and even Alberta. I miss them!

   Take care, Bobby, and have a great time at your reunion!


    From Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN - 09/22/15, 8:40 PM:

No, YOU'RE the PRETTY LADY, Carol :D

Thank you...Gee...don't know why I thought a month without a Newsletter reminder was too long. I'm in the process of retiring after 46+ years with Civil Service...these last weeks are apparently getting to me!!!!

HHS '65 had our 50th reunion August 7-9, however I was unable to make it. I heard from several it was a good time...and they're thinking of having a 70th Birthday reunion in 2 years so HOPE I can make that work!!!

Thx for what you do're a PEACH!!!!

Bonnie L-M

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Bonnie! Time is so relative, isn't it? A month can seem as but a brief moment or nearly an eternity, depending on the circumstances and our perspectives. Best wishes on your retirement!


      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 09/22/15:


  WILD GIGGLES! Thank you, Jean! This one made me laugh out loud!



From My Friend, Liam, of NC - 09/22/15:


   MORE GIGGLES! Thanks, Liam!



      From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/22/15:


COOL BEANS! Thank you, Joyce!



“When people say there is no place like home, the first to agree are the homeless.

- J. R. Rim


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/06/15 - "Surprising Facts You May Have Never Heard (#13 in a series of 21)":

            No matter how old you are, or where you are from, people simply can’t know everything.

However, if you have an inquisitive mind, you probably love learning new things.

If this is the case, then these 21 facts will give your mind a good workout. (Plus, you can impress others with this exotic knowledge.)

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry, not theme related): - Beautiful Scarf with Fringe - with Caron International's Fabulous

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - Very Ritzy Italian Chicken - "Very Ritzy Italian Chicken is fancy enough for company, but easy enough to add excitement to any weeknight meal. Our creamy-cheesy topping for chicken breasts taste luxurious. -  Beef with Barley - "Our beef with barley recipe is a great make ahead meal that offers old-fashioned long cooking tasty comfort! Welcome your gang home to this hearty one pot, for a dinner that satisfies long after they're done eating it!" - White Texas Sheet Cake - "Vanilla rules big-time in our recipe for White Texas Sheet Cake! This moist and melt-in-your-mouth sweet cake is perfect for feeding a crowd!"


From - 09/22/15:

A man walked into a bar and asked for a glass of water.

The bartender pulled out a shotgun and fired a shot, barely missing the man's head.

The man got up, said thank you, and left a tip.

"Why the tip and thank you?" wondered another customer.

The bartender responded, “Because the man had the hiccups.”

1. Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

2. Friday and Saturday, October 9, 10 and 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. CONTACT: Karen Weinstein Witte at

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.

CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @

4. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 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 09/22/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good 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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I'm a Fool to Want You

Composed by Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf, and Joel Herron, 1951

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

Without you

"I'm a Fool to Want You" midi (sequenced by Mel Webb) courtesy of - 09/18/08

"I'm a Fool to Want You" lyrics courtesy
of - 09/23/08 

Animated Fools clip art courtesy of – 03/31/05 

Animated Smiley Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/05

Animated Tiny 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 - 09/22/07

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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

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