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10/30/15 - 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 - - Spooky - Classics IV


"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.


   Happy Birthday today to   Virginia Gall (February '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 - The late John Clark ('57) (deceased 01/06/15);

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;

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

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

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


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.


Saturday, October 30, 1965 - English model Jean Shrimpton caused a global sensation by wearing a daring white minidress to Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.

Saturday, October 30, 1965 - Vietnam War: Near Da Nang, United States Marines repelled an intense attack by Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas.

Saturday, October 30, 1965 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Bush and Institute) Gavin Rossdale was born Gavin McGregor Rossdale in St. Marylebone, London, England.

Saturday, October 30, 1965 - Historian and author Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr. (b. Arthur Meier Schlesinger on 27 Feb 1888 in Xenia, Ohio) died at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 77.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 10/29/15:

“Always strive to bring out the best in yourself and others.”

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!   

    From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 10/29/15 - "Next Great Event - November 7 - Songwriter House Concert":

  Next Great Event - November 7 - We are proud to host Bob DiPiero and Brandon Kinney along with the LOVE MONKEY MUSIC SHOWCASE featuring Greylan James and Jason Gantt. Also being featured are the Hippie Soul Sisters - Abbi Butler - Rachel Taylor - Lee Gibson.

Doors open at 6:30 - Music Starts at 7:00 PM

RSVP to me at

   COOL BEANS! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/29/15 - "...Scary Bizarre news & Frankenstein":
Have a Happy Halloween!
A good ending to what started as a nightmare for a dog.


A couple is sitting in their living room, sipping wine. Out of the blue, the wife murmurs, "I love you."

"Is that you or the wine talking?" asks the husband.

"It's me," says the wife, "talking to the wine."


Basic Cow

The farmer had been taken so many times by the local car dealer, that when the dealer wanted to buy a cow, the farmer priced it to him like this:

Basic cow..............................................$200
Two-tone exterior...................................$45
Extra stomachs.....................................$75
Product storage compartment...................$60
Dispensing device, Four spigots @ $10 ea..$ 40
Genuine cowhide upholstery....................$125
Dual horns.............................................$15
Automatic fly swatter...............................$35


My wife was in her gynecologist's busy waiting room when a cell phone rang. A woman answered it, and for the next few minutes, she explained to her caller in intimate detail her symptoms and what she suspected might be wrong.

Suddenly the conversation shifted, and the woman said, "Him? I'm finished with him." Then she added, "Can we talk about this later? It's rather personal, and I'm in a room full of people."


Bizarre News...

*-- Analysis: Some hot dog brands contain human DNA --*

MENLO PARK, Calif. - A California startup analyzing food on a molecular level announced some hard news about one of the most beloved foods in the United States: 2 percent of hot dogs contain human DNA. Clear Food, the consumer guide wing of Menlo Park startup Clear Labs, said it analyzed 345 hot dogs and sausages from 75 brands sold at 10 different retailers and discovered 14.4 percent of the products included ingredients that were not listed on the label. The startup said several of the tested brands had "hygienic" issues. "Hygienic issues occur when some sort of non-harmful contaminant is introduced to the hot dog, in most cases, human DNA," the company said. The report said 2 percent of the samples -- including 2/3 of the vegetarian hot dogs in the sample -- tested positive for human DNA. Clear Food said several products contained meats not listed on the labels, and 4 of the 21 vegetarian products sampled were found to contain traces of meat. The company said the "Top 10 Major Hot Dog Brands" that were found to contain the least contaminants were Butterball, McCormick, Eckrich, Hebrew National, Simply Balanced, Aidells, Jennie-O, Boar's Head, Oscar Mayer and O Organics. Oscar Mayer Premium Jumbo Beef Franks were given Clear Food's top honors as the "Best Hot Dog" in the test results.

*-- Human leg stolen from van outside Los Angeles restaurant --*

LOS ANGELES - An organ donation organization confirmed a human leg was stolen from one of its tissue transport vans while it was parked outside a Los Angeles restaurant. OneLegacy, a nonprofit that provides organ transportation for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, confirmed the cooler containing the leg was stolen from the unmarked van about 5 a.m. Monday while employees of the organization dined at the Original Pantry Cafe. "OneLegacy regrets the loss of the opportunity to fulfill the donor family's wish to heal and save lives with this donation," OneLegacy Chief Executive Tom Mone said in a statement provided to CBS Los Angeles. "[OneLegacy] is reviewing its security procedures to identify ways in which we can prevent such occurrences in the future." CBS Los Angeles said the leg was wrapped up and the thieves may not have known they were taking a human body part. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said it is investigating the theft. Mark Fajardo, the county's chief medical examiner-coroner, said he is looking into the possibility that information about the theft was leaked to the public by someone in his office. "As it stands today, we do not know who 'leaked' the information, but it appears at face value to be one of my employees," Fajardo said in a letter to the county Board of Supervisors. Fajardo said the probe is ongoing. "Whether the leg turns up, I do not know," he told the Los Angeles Times.


Handy Hints

Hint #1

Add a generous scoop of coconut oil to a bath to soak in its moisturizing benefits. Make bath time even better by throwing in some Epsom salts (they help soothe muscles and beat bloating) and your favorite essential oils.

Hint #2

Coconut oil is a fantastic ingredient for DIY body scrub. Just mix it up with brown sugar or salt, and add a drop or two of the essential oil of your choice for a gentle but effective exfoliating scrub.

Hint #3

Don't throw those rusty knives out just yet, try restoring them first. Clean rusty knives. Jab a dirty knife into a large raw onion and -- presto! -- no more rust!


RANDOM TIDBITS -Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's teenage years were eventful, to say the least. At age 16, she ran away with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Over the next two years, she gave birth to two children. In 1816, the couple traveled to Switzerland and visited Lord Byron at Villa Diodati. While there, 18-year-old Mary started Frankenstein. It was published in 1818, when she was 20 years old.

Before she started Frankenstein, Mary gave birth to a daughter, Clara, who died six weeks later. (In fact, only one of Mary's four children lived to adulthood.) Soon after the baby died, she wrote in her journal, "Dream that my little baby came to life again-that it had only been cold & that we rubbed it by the fire & it lived-I awake & find no baby-I think about the little thing all day."

Frankenstein was the name of the scientist, not the monster. In the novel, Victor Frankenstein is the scientist. The monster remains unnamed and is referred to as "monster," "creature," "demon," and "it."

Mary said she made up the name "Frankenstein." However, Frankenstein is a German name that means Stone of the Franks. What's more, historian Radu Florescu claimed that the Shelleys visited Castle Frankenstein on a journey up the Rhine River.

Frankenstein was first published anonymously. It was dedicated to William Godwin, Mary's father, and Percy Shelley wrote the preface. Because of these connections, many assumed that Shelley was the author. This myth continued even after Frankenstein was reprinted in Mary's name.

In penning her gothic novel, Shelley was writing the first major science fiction novel, as well as inventing the concept of the "mad scientist" and helping establish what would become horror fiction. The influence of the book in popular culture is so huge that the term "Frankenstein" has entered common speech to mean something unnatural and horrendous.

Mental Floss


A Golden Oldie.......

The Kind We All Want-A MountainWings Moment

It was about 8:30 AM on a busy morning when an elderly gentleman in his 80s arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb.

He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00. I took his vital signs and had him to take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him.

I saw him looking at his watch and decided since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. After examining him, I could see the wound was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his stitches, and redressed his wound.

While taking care of his wound, we began to talk. I asked if he had a doctor's appointment this morning as he was in such a hurry.

He told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.

I then inquired about her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's.

As we talked and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was. He continued saying that she had not recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised and questioned him, "And you are still going every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?"

He smiled as he patted my hand and answered, "She doesn't know me, but I still know who SHE is."

I had to hold back tears as he left. I had goose bumps on my arm and thought, "That's the kind of love I want in my life."

True love is neither physical nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

~Author Unknown~

If this story touched you, watch the movie, The Notebook starring James Garner.

Mountain Wings

   Thank so much, Shari!

From My Friend, April, of NC - 10/29/15:

    GREAT PLAN! Thanks, April!

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 10/29/15:

     ANOTHER GREAT PLAN! Thanks, Tina!

From The Walking Dead - 10/29/15 - "Surrounded":
     Season Six of The Walking Dead continues on Sunday nights at 9:00/8:00 on AMC!

   Be there.

“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

- Steven Wright
b. 06 Dec 1955)

BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET PATTERNS: - 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." - 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." - 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: - 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." - 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!" - 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 - 10/29/15:

Pupil: "Mrs. Smith, I ain’t got no crayons."

Teacher: "Young man, you mean, I don’t have any crayons. You don’t have any crayons. We don’t have any crayons. They don’t have any crayons. Do you see what I’m saying?"

Pupil: "I think so. What happened to all the crayons?"

1. 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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- 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.

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.

Oh-whoa, all right,

"Spooky" midi courtesy of - 10/25/12
at the suggestion of Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 11/01/11
Thanks, Ivan!

"Spooky" lyrics courtesy of - 10/25/12
also at the suggestion of Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 11/01/11
Thanks again, Ivan!

Spooky Image courtesy of - 10/25/12

Animated Mist Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 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 - 07/07/06

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of - 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!

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

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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