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10/07/17 - 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 / Hampton HS - '65) of VA AND  My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Pebble Hills HS, TX / Overhills HS, NC - '18) of NC!

  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.


Saturday, October 07, 1967 - Law professor, author and activist Michelle Alexander was born in the USA.

Saturday, October 07, 1967 - Golfer Peter Baker was born Peter Alan Baker in Shifnal, Shropshire, England.

Saturday, October 07, 1967 - Singer-songwriter, producer, and actress Toni Braxton was born Toni Michelle Braxton in Severn, Maryland.

Saturday, October 07, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and keyboard player Luke Haines was born Luke Michael Haines in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.

Saturday, October 07, 1967 - Nobel Prize laureate Norman Angell (b. Ralph Norman Angell Lane [sic] on 26 Dec 1872 in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England) died in Croydon, Surrey, England at the age of 94.

“I have always felt that it is better to aim for the stars and drag your feet in the treetops than to aim for the treetops and drag your feet in the mud.”

 - Ronald A. Rasband
b. 06 Feb 1951)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/07/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

From My Friend, Sarah, of NC - 10/06/17:

         A good reminder that people often think it's okay for adults to get cranky and frustrated, but not children. It is okay, and it is our responsibility as adults to help them learn to cope with and manage these emotions and situations. They will mimic what they see and are taught, people. Love the child, be patient and remember they are learning so many things for the first time in their brand new lives.

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Sarah!


   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 10/02/17:

         WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 10/05/16:

            Thanks, Jerry!

  From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 10/06/16: 

              Thanks, Carlene!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 10/06/16:

        Thanks, Jean!

“Being silly is still allowed, not excluded by adulthood. What's excluded by adulthood is thoughtlessness, so be thoughtful and silly.

- Hank Green
(b. 05 May 1980

BONUS BABY BLANKET CROCHET PATTERNS ("to love and comfort you"): - Call the Midwife Inspired Baby Blanket (Version Shown Made by Samantha Kuzmin) - 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 COMFORT FOOD RECIPES: - 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 - 10/06/17:

Sister Grace at the convent opened a letter from home and found a $100 bill from her parents. She smiled at the gesture. As she read the letter by the window, she noticed a shabbily-dressed stranger leaning against the lamp post below.

Quickly, she wrote, "Don't despair. Sister Grace" on a piece of paper, wrapped the $100 bill in it, and tossed it out the window. The stranger picked it up and read the note. He tipped his hat to Sister Grace and hurried away.

The next day, Sister Grace was told that a man was asking to see her. She went down and found the stranger waiting. Without a word, he handed her a huge wad of $100 bills.

"What's this?" she asked.

"That's your $8,000, sister," he replied. "'Don't Despair' paid 80-to-1."


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

2. 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).

3. 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.

4. Thursday, November 09, 2017, 6:30 PM - Joyce Bulifant's book signing (My Four Hollywood Husbands), Barnes and Noble, 12170 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602, 757-249-2488.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/10/17

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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

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


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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!

Animated Red Flames courtesy of - ???

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

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

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Pebble Hills High School (TX) logo courtesy of - 10/02/17

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

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!
Maple Mountain High School (UT) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

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

Animated Energizer Bunny courtesy of - 07/09/12

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!

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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