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10/08/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Miss You Like Crazy

“Gone — flitted away,
Taken the stars from the night and the sun
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart.”

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(06 Aug 1809 - 06 Oct 1892)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
OHHH, how I LOVE good ol' crybaby love songs!

BONUS - - Miss You Like Crazy - Natalie Cole


"Miss You Like Crazy" is a song recorded by Natalie Cole and released in 1989 from her album Good to Be Back. It was a huge hit for Cole, becoming her fifth Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where the song peaked at #7. The song also topped both the R&B and adult contemporary charts in 1989, as well as reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is a moving ballad where the singer describes how she is feeling lonely and is longing for the one she misses "like crazy" (or, in other words, very much).


   Happy Birthday today 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 tomorrow to  Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND    Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND    Marsha Leak Garrett ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

15 -   Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 08, 314 - Roman Emperor Licinius was defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and lost his European territories.


October 08, 1939 - Germany annexed Western Poland.

October 08, 1941 - In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reached the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.

October 08, 1944 - The Battle of Crucifix Hill occurred on Crucifix Hill just outside Aachen. Capt. Bobbie Brown received a Medal of Honor for his heroics in this battle.


Thursday, October 08, 1964 - Author Jakob Arjouni was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. On January 17, 2013 at the age of 48 he died in Berlin, after a long fight against pancreatic cancer.[3]

Thursday, October 08, 1964 - Actor Igor Jijikine (Игорь Жижикин) was born in Moscow, Russia.

Thursday, October 08, 1964 - Singer CeCe Winans (BeBe & CeCe Winans) was born Priscilla Marie Winans in Detroit, Michigan.

  From Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 10/06/14 - "Mac's Cabs":

Mac's Cabs on Warwick Blvd in 1969. They also had a stand at 4900 Jefferson Avenue. I also remember Banks Associated Cabs. Mac's cars were black and white. Associated cars were red and white.

     WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Tim!



     - brand new page!

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

     From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of CA - 10/07/14 - "RE: 10/07/14 - Reach Out, I'll Be There":

One of the best songs ever - lots of memories of dancing and fun! Thanks for your choice.

Cuz Pam

   Thank you, Cousin Pam! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/03/14 - "THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON'T TELL YOU - EVERYONE: Some good Tips":

THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON'T TELL YOU. Read all the way to the end. You just might learn something that will save your home from being burglarized.

I am particularly interested in the part about the wasp spray...

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it..

5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it's set. That makes it too easy.

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom - and your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door - understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day off because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it.)

10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms.

12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it with me.

13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at http://www.faketv/.com/)


1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.

2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.

3. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he'll stop what he's doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go back to what he was doing. It's human nature.

4. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

5. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that you're home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like. I'll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.

6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It's easier than you think to look up your address. Parents: caution your kids about this. You see this every day.

7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation.

8. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.

Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina, Oregon, California, and Kentucky; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars on the Job.

Protection for you and your home: If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you.


A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection... Thought this was interesting and might be of use.


On the heels of a break-in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self-defense experts have a tip that could save your life.

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School. For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.

Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them." Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says, "spray the culprit in the eyes." It's a tip he's given to students for decades. It's also one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out." Maybe even save a life.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night. Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your doctor's office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. My mom has suggested to my dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem.

Please pass this on even IF you've read it before. It's a reminder.

Please share this with all the people in your life. Common sense applied in a vigorous way.

   Thank you so much, Wayne!

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 10/08/14 - "Crime Evolving? Or Bolt Cutters for Beheaders":

The Great Tragedy is Well Under Way

By Harry M. Covert

Since “child-dom”, my word for the moment, I’ve been a note-taker. You never know when scribblings may come in handy particularly in the writing business. A word here and there will joggle the mind and lead to all kinds of sentences, paragraphs and essays.

I believe The Great Tragedy is well under way not only around the world but amid the tranquil towns and cities of America the beautiful. Always, events in backward places of the globe seem to trickle down, infecting and scaring everybody.

For example, the word beheading erupted in Oklahoma and quite naturally news mavens everywhere keep reporting the distasteful expression. Startling too that such an incident would occur in what is called the most powerful nation on earth. Really now?

So what am I driving at here? We have all sorts of positive things underway and in almost every quarter. I’ve never figured out that “hate crimes” outrank murder – first, second or third degree. “Hate crimes” seem to be considered worse that downright felonious assaults, whether by professional athletes or by “regular” husbands and wives, etcetera, etcetera and etcetera.

My preference has always been to write stories that include humor, fun endings and good news. Merely because stories occur about those in public life, we can still laugh, guffaw and enjoy a bit of cynicism and satirical comments. But, “it ain’t funny” when the meanest in the Middle East seeps into our free society.

A university student disappears, the third in recent years. Three Alexandrians are murdered in related cases. In Maryland a mother is arrested in the disappearance of her two children. The children haven’t been found. Mama’s jailed undergoing psychological testing.

These are just a few in public attentions recently.

We can say these didn’t happen in our neighborhoods, so what? That would be arrogant of course.

Lots of times each of these incidents result from mental illness. Sometimes, and mostly, they are from revenge, meanness and occasionally from drug use.

Two life-long friends I know were out carousing, “shooting up” as they say, but did make their scheduled probation office visit. Well, they made it to the front door before one stomped his buddy to death. Blame it on the drugs? Yes, he received a 23-year prison sentence.

Another druggie out on bond was running from federal charges on possession of a .22-cal handgun. He didn’t care that his mother risked her home on his $50,000 bond. When finally nabbed, he didn’t want to go quietly until the bounty hunter threated to shoot him in the “privates.” Was amazing and he immediately was converted to peace.

This instance is remindful of the defendants who won’t talk to investigators for their part in triple murders and disappearances. The same holds true for the guy in Oklahoma who killed a colleague last week. He had been fired but the lady had nothing to do with it.

All these crimes are remindful of a Sopranos television episode, The Get Together. One in particular involved Tony and his cronies Silvio and Paulie attempting to solve a New Jersey family member problem. They beat him, slapped him around to no avail. Obviously this was television and a fictional story. But, when Tony suggested a bolt cutter, also a below the belt action, the matter was solved.

In today’s real life such drastic action is not allowed. Of course, it should not be and would not.

Today’s journalism has taken on the tabloid newspapers usually reserved at the checkout counters in grocery stores. But, murders, assaults and other crimes are all crimes, hateful or not.

There are still too many shootings and discriminate acts to keep law enforcement on their toes.

Maybe the time is creeping in when the public can be protected with various forms of bolt cutters, especially if any more beheadings occur on this soil.
    Thank you, Harry! I always enjoy your insights!

        From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 09/18/14 - "So God Made a Dog (#14 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 (#8 in a Series of 28)":


INDEED! Thank you, Joan!



    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/27/14 - "Autumn Decor (#8 in a Series of 17)":

  OH - SOOO PRETTY! Thank you, Shari!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related): - Mary Kathryn Vaughn's Autumn Harvest Scarf - COMPLETE WITH VIDEO TUTORIALS! - "Dress up your neck this fall with this beautiful Autumn Harvest Scarf. This is an easy crochet pattern to complete using worsted weight yarn. The finished scarf resembles falling autumn leaves, so it's truly the perfect accessory for any fall outfit. You'll love wrapping yourself up in this fashionable scarf as you step outside to enjoy the crisp autumn air."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - Old Fashioned Chicken Hash - "When we're craving the unmistakable stick-to-your-ribs goodness of a plate of hearty hash, our Old Fashioned Chicken Hash recipe will win you lots of raves. You'll love the convenience of using cooked rotisserie chicken as your tasty time-saver." - Old Fashioned Pound Cake - "The story goes that pound cake got its name because it was originally made with a pound each of most of its ingredients. We've taken a few 'pounds' off these ingredients, but the cake still has the same delicious taste that we remember!" - Old Fashioned Potato Soup - "Relax as our Old Fashioned Potato Soup simmers stovetop, and look forward to the thick, rich-tasting result that is as wonderful as the original, but uses a today shortcut to make it even easier." - Old Fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches - "Bet you never knew it was so effortless to make these at home. You probably already have everything you go ahead and surprise them!"


From - 10/07/14:

Little Johnny was at football practice one day, and the coach asked, "Who here thinks they can jump higher than the goalposts?"

Immediately little Johnny said, "Ooh, me, sir, me!"

The coach exclaimed, "But Johnny, you are the worst on the team!"

Johnny replied, "I know, coach, but goalposts can’t jump!"

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

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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Miss You Like Crazy

Written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin

Recorded by Natalie Cole, 1989
(b. 06 Feb 1950)

Even though it's been so long, my love for you keeps going strong
I remember the things that we used to do, a kiss in the rain
'Til the sun shined through, I'd try to deny it, but I'm still in love with you
I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy, ever since you went away
Every hour of every day, I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy
No matter what I say or do, there's just no getting over you

I can see the love shining in your eyes, and it comes as such a sweet surprise
If seeing's believing it's worth the wait, so hold me and tell me it's not too late
We're so good together, we're starting forever now, and I miss you like crazy
I miss you like crazy, ever since you went away, every hour of every day
I miss you like crazy, I miss you, baby, a love like ours will never end
Just touch me and we're there again

Musical interlude

Just one night and we'll have that magic feeling like we used to do
Hold on tight and whatever comes our way we're gonna make it through
If seeing's believing it's worth the wait, so hold me and tell me it's not too late
We're so good together, we're starting forever now
And I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy
No matter what I say or do there's just no getting over you

And I miss you (baby), I miss you (baby), all the tender love you gave me
When a feeling gets this strong, you know the real thing's come along
And I miss you, I miss you like crazy, baby, only your sweet love
Can save me, I miss you like crazy, a love like ours will never end
Just touch me and we're there again,
Miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy

"Miss You Like Crazy" midi courtesy of - 10/07/09

"Miss You Like Crazy" lyrics courtesy of - 10/07/09

 "I Miss You" Image courtesy of - 10/07/09

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Animated Heart Line clip art courtesy of - 10/19/05

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!

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

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