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11/05/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ooh Baby Baby

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”

- Bryant H. McGill
(b. 07 Nov 1969)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Mmmmmm.  Can you really ever listen to this wonderful golden oldie from 1965 without wanting to dance?!?

BONUS - - Ooh Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson and The Miracles


"In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song #262 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time[1].

"A slow, remorseful number, "Ooo Baby Baby" features Miracles lead singer Smokey Robinson lamenting the fact that he cheated on his woman, and begging for her to overlook his mistakes and please forgive him. The song's highly emotional feel is supported by the Miracles' background harmonies, arranged by Miracles member Pete Moore, and a lush orchestral arrangement that accents the Funk Brothers band's instrumental track.

"Written by Robinson and fellow Miracle Pete Moore and produced by Robinson, "Ooo Baby Baby" was a #4 hit on the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart and reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is one of the Miracles' most-covered tunes, having achieved its greatest commercial success when Linda Ronstadt included it in her double-platinum album Living in the USA, with the single reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 1."


  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 11/05/09, 12:06 PM - "Holiday Dinner - NNHS Class of 1958, Save the Date":

Reserve the date on your calendar for our annual Christmas gathering.
We had a very successful evening last Christmas at Al Fresco and will use the same format this year.  I will be working out the details with the staff in a few days and provide you with more information.
Feel free to send me an email reply with a tentative yes or no response.
Also, please pass the word to classmates who do not do email and let me know if they plan to join us.
 NNHS 1958 Class of NNHS Xmas Dinner
 Tuesday, December 15, 2009
 6pm social (cash bar)
 7pm dinner
 Al Fresco Italian Ristorante
 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA

      Thanks, Joe, I'll be plugging this in all the usual places from now until then!


   Happy Birthday today to    Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND      My Grandson, Thomas Harty of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -    Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;
08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA
AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA;

09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL;
10 -
The United States Marine Corps - 1775 AND Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57) AND David Wittan ('57) AND   Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA AND   Steve Pullen ('65) of VA;
12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA
AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 05, 1940-November 16, 1940 - November of 1940 saw a mass execution of Polish intellectuals at Dachau, the first of many such executions by Nazi Germany.

November 05, 1940 - The tremendously popular President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, a break from the presidency's traditional, though not mandated, two-term limit.

November 05, 1940 - The German ship Admiral Scheer sank six ships from convoy HX-84.


Thursday, November 05, 1964 - Lansdale Sasscer (b. 30 Sept 1893 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland), U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District, died in Upper Marlboro, Maryland at the age of 71.

Thursday, November 05, 1964 - Jazz pianist and orchestra leader Buddy Cole (b. 15 Dec 1916 in Irving, Illinois) died at the age of 47.

   Irving?!?  I didn't know anyone famous was ever born in Irving!

    From Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 11/04/09 - "Death Notice for  Frances C. Nettles":

Did not know if you saw in the Daily Press online that Frances Nettles passed away. She was one of my homeroom teachers in the 9th grade.

Take care, Don Chaney

   Thank you, Don! I really appreciate your telling me this, as I might have missed it while I was out of town this week.

  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 11/04/09 - "The Pencil":







   Thank you, Sweetie-Pies - good reminders!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/04/09 - "Funnies N Some":
Christopher Walken-Poker face LOL


The weird and wacky.

Woman plays dog to scare burglar

A US woman scared a would-be burglar away from her home by "acting like a large dog", according to police.

It happened late at night in Athens, Georgia, where the woman was startled by the sound of someone trying to break into her home, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.

As the man tried turning the woman's door knob, she got down on all fours, "began scratching at the door and acting like a large dog", the police report said.

The man, who wore an olive jacket and appeared to be homeless, quickly ran from the porch, according to the report. Police searched the neighborhood but to no avail.

Officers did not specify exactly how she mimicked a dog but readers commenting on the story in the Athens Banner-Herald, had a few ideas of their own.

Most assumed she made loud barking noises, one speculated that it must have been a 'cat burglar', while another asked: "Has she had her shots and was
she wearing a tag?"


Man arrested for being naked in his kitchen

A US man is facing a charge of indecent exposure - after failing to get dressed before making himself a morning cup of coffee in his own kitchen.

A passer-by spotted Eric Williamson, 29, through his kitchen window in Springfield, Virginia, at 5.30am and reported him to the police.

Mr. Williamson, a driver, from Hawaii, says none of his roommates were at home at the time, reports Fox News.

"Yes, I wasn't wearing any clothes but I was alone, in my own home and just got out of bed. It was dark and I had no idea anyone was outside looking in at me," he said.

The complaint came from an unidentified woman who was walking with a seven-year-old boy at the time.

A police spokesman said officers arrested Williamson because they believe he wanted to be seen naked by the public.

But Mr. Williamson, the father of a five-year old girl, complained: "I am a loving dad. Any of my friends and anyone knows that and there is not a chance on this planet I would ever, ever, ever do anything like that to a kid."

Williamson faces up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine, if convicted. He plans to fight the charge and says he may sue local police.


We've all tried this before, but it's something that seems strange not to beat.

How Smart Is Your Right Foot?

Just try this. It is from an orthopedic surgeon. This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your right foot - but you can't.

It's preprogrammed in your brain!

1. WITHOUT anyone watching you - they will think you are GOOFY, and while sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number six in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction.

I told you so! And there's nothing you can do about it!

You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done, you are going to try it again, if haven't already done so.


Dragons and Princesses 
by Ron Atchison,
The Mayor of Inspiration Peak

"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."

- Rainer Maria Rilke

I was in Tokyo last spring, walking beneath neon signs and cherry blossoms with my dear friend Kirsten. Right about the time the sun was setting, we heard the sound of a jazz band coming from an alley. Turns out it was a group of four very hip Japanese college students playing their hearts out for anyone who would listen.

But not everyone was enjoying the music. In the middle of the second song, an older homeless man broke through the crowd and started yelling at the band. The musicians did their best to ignore him but the apparently intoxicated man would not go away. It seemed he was angry about the loud noise.

There were probably two dozen of us watching this unfold - none of us knowing what we could or should do. I remember feeling very helpless, because first, I don't speak much Japanese, and second, the homeless man was starting to get more and more violent. At one point, he picked up a stick and started banging on the drum set.

This was more than the young drummer could take and he finally stopped playing, stood up and pushed the old man to the ground.

It was then that a young Japanese man made his way through the crowd very quietly. He knelt down next to the old man, took hold of his hand and asked him if he was alright. I couldn't understand what was being said, but I'll never forget the way this young man helped bring the fallen man to his feet. And I'll never forget the way he carefully placed his arm around the old man's shoulders and quietly walked him away.

After reading the above quote by Rainer Maria Rilke, I can't help but wonder. Maybe this old man was a prince in disguise. And maybe he was waiting to see someone act, just once, with beauty and courage.

Ron Atchison is the creator and self-proclaimed 'Mayor' of Inspiration Peak.

   Thank you, Shari!

  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 11/04/09 - "Pharmacy":

Awesome production.  Makes so much sense.  Make sure you read each slide.

   Thanks so much, Renee! I'd seen this years ago, but not as a video or slide show!

   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 11/04/09 - "Why old people break their hips....TOO FUNNY ! Is this what I have to..."

Could this be our NNHS 50 year reunion?

Peace & Blessing,

   Well, I don't know, Cheryl, but I think I may have broken something just watching this!

Thanks, Lady!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/04/09:

Managers' Quotes

Recently, a magazine ran a contest. They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real-life managers. Here are some of the submissions:

As of tomorrow, employees will only be able to access the building using individual security cards. Pictures will be taken next Wednesday and employees will receive their cards in two weeks. (This was the winning quote from Fred Dales at Microsoft Corp in Redmond, WA.)

What I need is a list of specific unknown problems we will encounter. (Lykes Lines Shipping)

E-mail is not to be used to pass on information or data. It should be used only for company business. (Accounting manager, Electric Boat Company)

This project is so important, we can't let things that are more important interfere with it. (Advertising/Marketing manager, United Parcel Service)

Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule. No one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We've been working on it for months. Now, go act busy for a few weeks and I'll let you know when it's time to tell them. (R&D supervisor, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing/3M Corp.)

Quote from the Boss: "Teamwork is a lot of people doing what I say." (Marketing executive, Citrix Corporation)

We recently received a memo from senior management saying: "This is to inform you that a memo will be issued today regarding the subject mentioned above." (Microsoft, Legal Affairs Division)

One day my Boss asked for a status report concerning a project I was working on. I asked him if tomorrow would be soon enough. He said, "If I wanted it tomorrow, I would have waited until tomorrow to ask for it!" (New business manager, Hallmark Greeting Cards.)


1. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its annual Gathering and Dinner at  Al Fresco Italian Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue. For details, contact Joe Drewry at - CLASS OF 1958

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

3. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/26/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Ooo Baby Baby

Written by Smokey Robinson and Warren Moore

The Miracles, 1965

Ooo la la la la
I did you wrong, my heart went out to play
But in the game I lost you
What a price to pay, hey I'm crying

Ooo baby baby
Ooo baby baby

Mistakes, I know I've made a few
But I'm only human
You've made mistakes, too, I'm crying

Ooo baby baby
Ooo baby baby

I'm just about at the end of my rope
But I can't stop trying, I can't give up hope
'Cause I feel that one day I'll hold you near
Whisper I still love you
Until that day is here, I'm crying

Ooo baby baby
Ooo baby baby
Ooo baby baby
Ooo baby baby ooo

"Ooo, Baby, Baby" midi courtesy of - 11/08/09 (sic)

"Ooo, Baby, Baby" lyrics courtesy of - 11/09/09 (sic)

 Animated Kissing Babies clip art courtesy of - 08/17/05

Animated Pastel Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/17/05

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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!

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 USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Ringing Gold Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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