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10/07/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Reach Out, I'll Be There

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

- Walter Winchell
(07 Apr 1897 - 20 Feb 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    This song always makes me happy!
BONUS - - Reach Out, I'll Be There - The Four Tops, 1967 - WOWZERS! Makes ya wanna DANCE!


"Reach Out I'll Be There" (also formatted as "Reach Out (I'll Be There)") is a 1966 hit song recorded by the Four Tops for the Motown label. Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland,[1] the song is one of the most well-known Motown tunes of the 1960s and is today considered The Tops' signature song. It was the number one song on the R&B charts for two weeks,[2] and on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, from September 24, 1966 to October 15. It replaced "Cherish" by The Association, and was itself replaced by "96 Tears" by Question Mark & the Mysterians. Rolling Stone later ranked this version #206 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. This version is also currently ranked as the 45th best song of all time, as well as the #3 song of 1966, in an aggregation of critics' lists at[3]

The track also reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming Motown's second UK chart-topper after The Supremes hit #1 with "Baby Love" in late 1964.[4]

Lead singer Levi Stubbs delivers many of the lines in the song in a tone that straddles the line between singing and shouting,[1] like he did in 1965's "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)".

This song differs markedly from the Four Tops' earlier efforts, due to the highly-contrasting shifts between minor and major, and also major and augmented chords.[citation needed] These contrasting tonal shades form the hook for which the song is so well known. The Four Tops would rely on this formula for several subsequent releases.


   Happy Birthday today to Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale Parsons ('69) of HA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Bunny Spiers ('54) of VA AND  Tippy Rowe ('57) AND           Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND    Richard Cantor ('65) of KY AND  Tazewell Whitley (NNHS / HHS - '65) of VA  AND     My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber of Alberta!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND    Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND    Marsha Leak Garrett ('63);

11 -  Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND    Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND         Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;

12 - Ann Sears ('63)  AND   Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;

13 - The United States Navy - 1775 AND Kenny Bransford ('63) AND   Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND   Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND

           My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL;

14 -       Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND      Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND     My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of UT!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 07, 1940 - The McCollum memo proposed bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.

October 07, 1942 - The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal began as United States Marine Corps forces attacked Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.

October 07, 1944 - Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp: Jewish prisoners burned down the crematoria.


Wednesday, October 07, 1964 - Singer-songwriter Sam Brown was born Samantha Brown in Stratford, London, England.

Wednesday, October 07, 1964 - Journalist and author Dan Savage was born Daniel Keenan Savage in Chicago, Illinois.

Wednesday, October 07, 1964 - Footballer Paul Stewart was born Paul Andrew Stewart in Manchester, England.

  From Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 10/06/14 - "Fine's Men's Shop":

♫ If its new you'll find it ♫ at F- I-N -E- S ♫ Shop Fine's Men's Shop ♫

     WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Tim!




     - new image!

June 1947 Anchor, p.136

Courtesy of Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 10/06/14



From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 10/06/14:

  Thank you, Tina!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/06/14 - "This Strange English Language":
We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes; but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice; yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men, why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?
Then one may be that, and three would be those, yet hat in the plural would never be hose, and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren, but though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.
  Thanks, Shari!

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 10/06/14:

    TO BE SURE! Thank you, Susan!

    "And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head."

- Luke 9:58


From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/12/14 - "Pets that don't know how furniture works! (#21 in a series of 21)":
  Pets that don't know how furniture works!

      Thanks, Haul Party! These have been a riot!  


        From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 09/18/14 - "So God Made a Dog (#13 in a series of 23)":
  Too precious to miss!

Baby Sitters...

Does it get any better than that ?

        AWW! Thanks, John Darlin'!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/23/14 - "A little food for the soul (#7 in a Series of 28)":


INDEED! Thank you, Joan!



From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/27/14 - "Autumn Decor (#7 in a Series of 17)":
  OH - SOOO PRETTY! Thank you, Shari!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related): - Lilacs in February Baby Blanket - "The Lilacs in February Baby Blanket is a perfect pattern for an advanced beginner crocheter. Use the cluster stitch to crochet this pretty baby blanket and finish it off with a border that almost looks like twisted rope. Crochet this blanket for a baby shower or for charity and you'll be glad you did!"

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - Old Fashioned Steamed Pudding - "Just what is mincemeat? The modern-day version is a combo of spices, nuts, and chopped fruits. The flavor is old-fashioned but our Old Fashioned Steamed Pudding recipe fits our today tastes to a 'T.' ” - Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits - "Incredibly light and fluffy, Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits will simply melt in your mouth, just like Grandma's biscuits always did!" - Old Fashioned Candy Apples - "Not to be eaten by anybody with braces or false teeth, these sweet cinnamon snacks are loved by kids of all ages, including me. You know what they say - "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," but with these apples, I'm not sure that applies to the dentist!"


From - 10/06/14:

A mother mouse and a baby mouse were walking along, when all of a sudden, a cat attacked them. The mother mouse went, "BARK!" and the cat ran away.

"See?" said the mother mouse to her baby. "Now do you see why it's important to learn a foreign language?"

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

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: and and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

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: - updated 10/06/14

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   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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Reach Out, I'll Be There

Written by

Recorded by The Four Tops, 1966

Now if you feel that you can't go on (can't go on)
Because all of your hope is gone (all your hope is gone)
And your life is filled with much confusion (much confusion)
Until happiness is just an illusion (happiness is just an illusion)
And your world around is crumbling down, darlin'
Reach out, come on, girl, reach on out for me
Reach out, reach out for me
I'll be there with a love that will shelter you
I'll be there with a love that will see you through

When you feel lost and about to give up (to give up)
'Cause your life just ain't good enough (just ain't good enough)
And you feel the world has grown cold (has grown cold)
And you're drifting out all on your own (drifting out on your own)
And you need a hand to hold, darlin'
Reach out, come on, girl, reach out for me
Reach out, reach out for me
I'll be there to love and comfort you
And I'll be there to cherish and care for you

I'll be there to always see you through
I'll be there to love and comfort you
I can tell the way you hang your head (hang your head)
You're not in love now, now you're afraid (you're afraid)
And through the tears you look around (look around)
But there's no peace of mind to be found (no peace of mind to be found)
I know what you're thinking,
You're alone now, no love of your own, but darlin'
Reach out, come on, girl, reach out for me
Reach out, reach out.......... just look over your shoulder
I'll be there to give you all the love you need
And I'll be there; you can always depend on me
I'll be there to always see you through
I'll be there to love and comfort you

"Reach Out, I'll Be There" midi courtesy of - 10/06/04

"Reach Out, I'll Be There" lyrics courtesy of - 10/06/04, site supplied by Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 08/19/04
Thanks, Albert!

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of - 08/28/08

Pink Rose and Heart Line clip art courtesy of - 09/29/04

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - One of My Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Animated Red Flames courtesy of - ???

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

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03     

Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of - 09/20/13

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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!

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

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

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

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

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