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10/30/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Spooky

“Hold on, man. We don’t go anywhere with “scary,” “spooky,”
“haunted,” or “forbidden” in the title.”

- Shaggy (Scooby-Doo)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Are things getting spooky enough for you yet? 

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUf4F9VXo_s - Spooky - Classics IV


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spooky_%28Classics_IV_song%29:  

"Spooky" was originally an instrumental song performed by saxophonist Mike Sharpe (Shapiro), written by Shapiro and Harry Middlebrooks, Jr.,[1] which first charted in 1967 hitting #57 on the US pop charts. [2] Its best known version was created by The Classics IV when guitarist James Cobb and producer Buddy Buie added lyrics centering on a "spooky little girl".[3] In 1968, the vocal version of the song reached #3 in the U.S. (Billboard Hot 100) and #46 in the UK.[4]

Cobb (along with bandmates Robert Nix and Dean Daughtry) later became part of the Atlanta Rhythm Section and re-recorded "Spooky" in 1979. ARS's version hit #48 in the UK and #17 in the US.[5]

"Spooky" has also been covered by a number of artists including Dusty Springfield (whose version was featured prominently in the Guy Ritchie film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Andy Williams, Martha and the Vandellas, Michel Pagliaro (recorded song in French), Velvet Monkeys, Daniel Ash, Lydia Lunch, R.E.M., The Jazz Butcher, GoldieLocks, Imogen Heap, David Sanborn,[6][7] The Golden Cups, The Puppini Sisters, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Marc Antoine, The Boris Gardiner Happening, Phish[8][9] and The Lettermen.

The song's main riff is sampled in the song Why's Everbody Always Pickin' On Me? by Bloodhound Gang, released 1996.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   Virginia Gall (Feb. '48) of VA!

   Happy Halloween Birthday tomorrow to   Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 -   Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND   Colin Faison ('58) of VA;

02 -   John Clark ('57) of VA;

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;

05 -   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND     My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of MD (soon to be TX) AND My Grandson,   Thomas Harty of TX;

06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


THIS DAY IN WWII:

October 30, 1941 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt approved U.S. $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations.

October 30, 1941 - 1,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi (in western Ukraine) were sent by Nazis to Belzec extermination camp.

October 30, 1942 - Lt. Tony Fasson, Able Seaman Colin Grazier, and canteen assistant Tommy Brown from HMS Petard board U-559 retrieved material which would lead to the decryption of the German Enigma code

October 30, 1944 - Anne Frank and her sister Margot Frank were deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

October 30, 1945 - The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Wednesday, October 30, 1963 - Author Prabha Kiran Jain was born in India.

Wednesday, October 30, 1963 - Actor Michael Beach was born Michael Anthony Beach in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, October 30, 1963 - Video game programmer Rebecca Heineman was born William Salvador Heineman (sic) in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, October 30, 1963 - Writer Andrew Solomon was born in Manhattan, New York.

Wednesday, October 30, 1963 - Politician U. Muthuramalingam Thevar (b. Ukkirapandi MuthuramalingaThevar on 30 Oct 1908 in India) died in India on his 55th birthday.


NEW ON SITE:

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 10/29/13 - "Who knew?!?":

  Hi Carol --

It’s been a while, to say the least!

I ran across some interesting history when going through Dad’s papers recently.

NNHS served as one of the Newport News WWII draft registration offices, and
Ms. Gildersleeve was the Registrar!

You may have documented this previously, but I missed it.

A copy of Dad’s draft card is attached – dated 10/16/40, exactly 1 month after Roosevelt re-instated the draft.
 
 

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Ron!

   I've also added it to our archive in several places:

http://www.nnhs65.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/old-stomping.html

          http://www.nnhs65.com/OOSG-N-R.html 

               http://www.nnhs65.com/nnhs.html - scroll way down

     http://www.nnhs65.com/NNHS-Newsletters-2011.html

          http://www.nnhs65.com/02-22-11-NNHS-Herb-Miller.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/faculty.html

          http://www.nnhs65.com/staff.html

               http://www.nnhs65.com/Gildersleeve.html


     From Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/26/13 (but "hiding" until 10/30/13):

The joke of the day was the same for both 10/25 & 10/26.  You owe us a bonus next time!

  
Hmm. I wondered what I was doing with a leftover joke... Sorry about that!

   CONGRATULATIONS!   Frank Sweetie, you have just won the second   Thanks for Paying Attention Award - just as you won the first one last year!

   The extra joke will follow the regular one.


          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 10/28/13 (but also "hiding" until 10/30/13) - "My first cast iron cornbread":

  Mom...

Look what I whipped up for our class potluck this AM... Yellow and white cornbread cooked on skillets in the oven. Can't wait to eat 'em!

The white cornmeal was made locally in Chipley, FL... Real southern cornbread! Not sure where Aunt Jemima is made.

With love...
Brent

     
     

   MMM - YUMMY! Great job, Brent - thanks for sharing these images! I love my cast iron skillets!

   I think Aunt Jemima originates in Chicago, but I'm not real certain.


BONUS POST:

http://amalapermaul.tumblr.com/post/65419937624/the-water-challenge-week-1#disqus_thread


BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.crochetnmore.com/ghostfridgie.htm - Lisa Hamblin's Ghost Fridgie - "Some ghosts can be scary, but not this little guy. Crochet this cute Ghost Fridgie for yourself or for a friend. This is an easy crochet pattern you can use to decorate your kitchen for Halloween. It's impossible to resist this cute little ghost."

http://whiskersandwool.blogspot.com/2010/10/pumpkin-coaster-free-pattern.html - Doni's Pumpkin Coaster - "If you're looking for a multipurpose Halloween decoration idea, this Crocheted Pumpkin Coaster is just the thing. This easy crochet pattern functions as a practical bar accessory as well as festive holiday decor. It can be used at Thanksgiving, too."

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/08/teeny-tiny-crochet-pumpkin-pattern.html - Sarah Zimmerman's Teeny Tiny Pumpkin - "Make this Teeny Tiny Pumpkin Pattern and add a touch of fall to your home. It's an easy crochet pattern to complete. This adorable crocheted pumpkin would look great on the Thanksgiving dinner table add a handful to your cornucopia centerpiece or put one at each guest's plate. It's also a great decoration for Halloween, too."
 


BONUS PETRIFYING HALLOWEEN SNACK RECIPES:  


http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Edible-Halloween-Crafts/Frankenstein-Marshmallow-Pops/ml/1 - Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops - "Don't you just love Halloween crafts that double as dessert? These clever Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops are almost too cute to eat, but as they're made of mint and chocolate they're hard to resist! If you're not a marshmallow fan, you can also make Frankenstein pops out of doughnut holes or cake balls."

http://michellesjournalcorner.blogspot.com/2010/10/chocolate-covered-ghost-strawberries.html -  Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts - "There are tons of great Halloween treat ideas, but sometimes you just want something easy like these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts. These spooky Halloween treats are a perfect activity to do with your kids. They'll love adding fun faces to their Halloween ghost treats, and you'll enjoy eating the fruits of their labor!"

http://www.recipelion.com/Halloween-Recipes/Eyeball-Sub/ml/1 - Eyeball Sub - "Halloween recipes can be a blast to make with the family. So get your kids excited and break away from the sweet for a bit with these Eyeball Sub sandwiches. I can't decide if they are cute or creepy but I love them."


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/13 - "Life Advice (#27 in a series of 28)":

  Very nice! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/25/13 - "Popular American Cities 100 Years Ago (#27 in a series of 28)":

  Great and interesting, Carol, to look at that time verses the cities of today......
 

POPULAR AMERICAN CITIES 100 YEARS AGO

These are really professional photographers who took these pictures... Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a 100 years old. There aren't many old photos as good.

American Cities more than a Century ago

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!

1913 - Washington, D.C.
 


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/18/13 - "Reflective Moments" (#12 in a series of 16):
 
 
I  HOPE  YOU  ENJOYED  THESE  
 
REFLECTIVE  MOMENTS.
 

   Thanks, Ruthie - I did!

 
 


FINALLY:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/25/13:


Rabbit resuscitation...

A man was driving along the highway, and saw a rabbit hopping across the middle of the road. He swerved to avoid hitting the rabbit, but unfortunately the rabbit jumped in front of the car and was hit. The driver, being a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulled over to the side of the road and got out to see what had become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit was dead. The driver felt so awful he began to cry.

A woman driving down the highway saw the man crying on the side of the road and pulled over. She stepped out of her car and asked the man what was wrong.

"I feel terrible," he explained. "I accidentally hit this rabbit and killed it."

The woman told the man not to worry. She knew what to do. She went to he car trunk and pulled out a spray can. She walked over to the limp, dead rabbit, and sprayed the contents of the can onto the rabbit. Miraculously, the rabbit came to life, jumped up, waved its paw at the two humans and hopped down the road. 50 meters away the rabbit stopped, turned around, waved at the two again, hopped down the road another 50 meters, turned, waved, and hopped another 50 meters.

The man was astonished. He couldn't figure out what substance could be in the woman's spray can! He ran over to the woman and demanded, "What was in your spray can? What did you spray onto that rabbit?"

The woman turned the can around so that the man could read the label. It said: " 'Hare Spray' Restores Life to Dead Hare. Ads Permanent Wave."
 


 
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/29/13:


Q. What tool does Count Dracula use when he repairs his car?

A. A Vamplier


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Thursday, November 7, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 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:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/02/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


 


Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!
 

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Spooky

- Classics IV, 1968
 

In the cool of the evening when ev'rything is gettin' kind of groovy,
I call you up and ask you if you want to go and meet and see a movie,
First you say no, you've got some plans for the night,
And then you stop, and say, "All right."
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.

You always keep me guessin', I never seem to know what you are thinkin'.
And if a fella looks at you, it's for sure your little eye will be a-winkin'.
I get confused, 'cause I don't know where I stand,
And then you smile, and hold my hand.
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.
Spooky!

If you decide someday to stop this little game that you are playin',
I'm gonna tell you all what my heart's been a-dyin' to be sayin'.
Just like a ghost, you've been a-hauntin' my dreams,
So I'll propose... on Halloween.
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.

Spooky,
Spooky,
Spooky,
Oh-whoa, all right,


"Spooky" midi courtesy of http://electrofresh.com/midi-20469-download-atlanta_rhythm_section-spooky_2.html - 10/25/12
at the suggestion of Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 11/01/11
Thanks, Ivan!

"Spooky" lyrics courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUf4F9VXo_s - 10/25/12
also at the suggestion of Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 11/01/11
Thanks again, Ivan!

Spooky Image courtesy of http://www.hdwallpapersdepot.com/spooky-pictures.html - 10/25/12

Animated Mist Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.christmas-graphics-plus.com/free/kids-halloween-clip-art.html - 10/30/09

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10

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!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

"You Win an Award" Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/79699347@N05/8150145579/ - 11/04/12

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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