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10/30/17 - 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   Nuel Quisenberry ('58) of FL AND  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 (Maple Mountain High School, UT - '18) of UT;

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

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 30, 1817 - The independent government of Venezuela was established by Simón Bolívar.


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.


Monday, October 30, 1967 - Ice hockey player Brad Aitken was born Bradley E. Aitken in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Monday, October 30, 1967 - Violinist and conductor Leonidas Kavakos (Λεωνίδας Καβάκος) was born in Athens, Greece.

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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/30/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 10/29/17 - "T-shirts and Petitions to Save the City Farm":

We are especially encouraging those who will help on Election Day to order these shirts now, but they can be worn at other times too. We will continue gathering signatures until we reach our goal and that will likely extend well into 2018.

If you haven't volunteered yet for helping with the petition, please do so now. It will be greatly appreciated.

When ordering a T-shirt you might want a larger size than you usually wear so that it will fit over another shirt or jacket since it could be cool on November 7.

T-shirts, petition sheets and other materials can be picked up on Monday, November 6, 6:00-7:30 PM at Peninsula Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 415 Young’s Mill Lane, Newport News, VA 23602


Adrian Whitcomb
President, Citizens for Riverview Farm Park

   Thank you for you diligence, Adrian!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/30/17, 7:39 AM:

For those passing out candy this year: when a teenager comes to your door please give them candy without saying, "Aren't you too old to be doing this?"

They could be out doing things much worse. I would rather have them knocking on my door than having them do dangerous things. Let them be kids as long as they can be. They are growing up way too fast.
Also, please don't refuse a child candy because they aren't dressed up. Some children are autistic or have sensory issues that make dressing up highly uncomfortable, if not unbearable. And some might not be able to afford them...

One last thing, size doesn't always determine mental age or special needs.

Be kind! ... Don't judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes..... children included!!!!


   Thank you so very much, Joan! I quite agree!

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/28/17 - "Halloween pics":

~v~ Wishing everyone a fun and Happy Halloween! ~v~

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari! I really like the Emerald City in the second image, and I don't remember posing for the fourth shot, but I do think the photographer captured my true essence!

  From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 10/29/16:

  So True.

   SAD, BUT DEFINITELY TRUE! Thank you, Brenda!


 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 10/29/16:

  ALSO TRUE! Thank you, Jerry!

“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 - 10/29/16:

I can spot an innie and an outie belly button on the beach from a mile away.

That's because I graduated with honors from the U.S. Navel Academy.


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

2. 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.

3. 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

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

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


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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!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03   
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!

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

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