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03/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Yakety Yak

“Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up
with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster
than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.”

 - Bill Watterson
(b. 5 July 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme is being rerun from just over three years ago (because I'm a slacker, and it saves me a great deal of time!).

   Here's a funny version of the original recording for your enjoyment:

BONUS - - The Coasters


1. Carol Ann "Tess" Firestone ('66) of Quebec - 03/06/08:

I would like very much to be added to your mailing list.  I graduated from NNHS in '66.  I live in Montreal, Quebec but go home very often.
Thank you so much.
With Kindness,
Carol Ann "Tess" Firestone

   Welcome aboard, Pretty Lady; we're so glad to have you with us! I've added your name to my mailing list. I also added your name and location to your Alumni page, and to the contact page for the Class of 1966:

   Tomorrow I'll try to add your beautiful senior portrait also, and if you'll tell us your birthday, I'll add it as well so we can harass, um, I mean help you celebrate it when the time comes. Let me know if you'd like your email addy published. For privacy's sake, we never do that without permission.


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:
08 -
   Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs ('38) of VA - 1921 - deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA)  AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of    Steve Burns ('65) of MN;

09 - Patrick Burke ('57) AND   Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND    Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA;

10 -
  Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/03/08 - "Disappearing car door":

Pretty Cool!

check this out!!!!!!!

   WOWZERONI! That is so cool! Thanks, Shari!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/04/08 - "NO E-MAILS TODAY":

I can't respond to any emails today,

Something has crashed on my computer . .

   AWWW - how sweet!! Thanks, Glenn!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/04/08 - "Husband's gift":

Husband's gift

A husband walks into Victoria's Secret to purchase a sheer negligee for his
wife. He is shown several possibilities that range from $250 to $500 in
price, the more sheer, the higher the price.

Naturally, he opts for the most sheer item, pays the $500, and takes it

He presents it to his wife and asks her to go upstairs, put it on, and model
it for him. Upstairs, the wife thinks, 'I have an idea. It's so sheer that
it might as well be nothing. I won't put it on, but I'll do the modeling
naked, return it tomorrow, and keep the $500 refund for myself.

So she appears naked on the balcony and strikes a pose.

The husband says, 'Good Grief! You'd think for $500, they'd at least iron

He never heard the shot.
Funeral on Thursday at Noon.
Closed coffin.....

 Joyce Cahoon

   Thanks, Joyce!

  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 03/04/08 - "I'll Rise Again....":

Since it's almost Easter, I'm sending this now so that you can share it with others.  Consider it our Ecard to you.  I love this one.

   Oh, WOW! Thanks, Jerry and Judy!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/04/08 - "BEACON - 23 MAY 63 Part Two of Two":



Friday, May 23, 1963 Friday, May 23, 1963 Friday, May 23, 1963 Friday, May 23, 1963 Friday, May 23, 1963 Friday, May 23, 1963 Friday, May 23, 1963
Page Four - TOP Page Four - BOTTOM Page Five - TOP Page Five - BOTTOM Wilder Burger - Charlie Sands and Sherry Mitchem (both '65) Page Six - TOP Page Six - BOTTOM

   Thank you, Brown Eyes! I'm enjoying these so very much!

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 03/05/08 - "Original Club":

The Original Club was located at the end of 33rd or 32nd Street at the very end. Just a couple of blocks from the Apprentice School building on West Avenue. It was adjacent to the fence of the shipyard. When you looked out the windows you looked right into the yard. When I went there I was attending Warwick Jr. High School, and you had to have an invitation to go to the sorority dance. They used to refer to them as bids for some reason.  I'm sure someone who reads this went also back then. Seems to me the Original Club was tied in with the shipyard in some way, but not certain on that. Anyway, I appreciate your posting this.

   Thanks, F.A.! I'm certain someone did and will report back to us!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/05/08 - "Purpose of Life? Interview with Rick Warren - Interesting!":

Purpose of Life? Interview with Rick Warren - Interesting!

I am not sure when this was written; however, it is certainly "food for thought."


You will enjoy the new insights that Rick Warren has, with his wife now having cancer and him having "wealth" from the book sales. This is an absolutely incredible short interview with Rick Warren, "The Purpose Driven Life" author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California.
In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said:
People ask me, "What is the purpose of life?" And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.
One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body-- but not the end of me.
I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the warm-up act - the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity.
We were made by God and for God, and until you figure that out, life isn't going to make sense.
Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now, you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready to go into another one.
The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort.
God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy.
We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that's not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ likeness.
This past year has been the greatest year of my life but also the toughest, with my wife, Kay, getting cancer.
I used to think that life was hills and valleys - you go through a dark time, then you go to the mountaintop, back and forth. I don't believe that anymore.
Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it's kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life.
No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on.
And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for.
You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems.
If you focus on your problems, you're going into self-centeredness, "which is my problem, my issues, my pain." But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others.
We discovered quickly that in spite of the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people, God was not going to heal Kay or make it easy for her.
It has been very difficult for her, and yet God has strengthened her character, given her a ministry of helping other people, given her a testimony, drawn her closer to Him and to people.
You have to learn to deal with both the good and the bad of life.
Actually, sometimes learning to deal with the good is harder. For instance, this past year, all of a sudden, when the book sold 15 million copies, it made me instantly very wealthy.
It also brought a lot of notoriety that I had never had to deal with before. I don't think God gives you money or notoriety for your own ego or for you to live a life of ease.
So I began to ask God what He wanted me to do with this money, notoriety and influence. He gave me two different passages that helped me decide what to do, II Corinthians 9 and Psalm 72
First, in spite of all the money coming in, we would not change our lifestyle one bit. We made no major purchases. Second, about midway through last year, I stopped taking a salary from the church.
Third, we set up foundations to fund an initiative we call The Peace Plan to plant churches, equip leaders, assist the poor, care for the sick, and educate the next generation.
Fourth, I added up all that the church had paid me in the 24 years since I started the church, and I gave it all back. It was liberating to be able to serve God for free.
We need to ask ourselves: Am I going to live for possessions? Popularity? Am I going to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness? Materialism? Or
am I going to be driven by God's purposes (for my life)? 

When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed and say, God, if I don't get anything else done today, I want to know You more and love You better. God didn't put me on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He's more interested in what I am than what I do.
That's why we're called human beings, not human doings.
Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
Difficult moments, SEEK GOD.
Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
Every moment, THANK GOD.

   Thank you so much, Shari!

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP

3. My Friend Judy of IL -  shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08

4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

5.      Me ('65) of NC - recent escalation of shortness of breath, heart and blood pressure problems plus the usual .....

6. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - continuing problems with advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08

7. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to be released from hospital on 02/27/08

8. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain

9.   Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008

10.       Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08

11. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08

12.       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08

13. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm

14.   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - recent surgery on right knee

15.     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08

16. All of Us


1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/12/08 - "Gas Stations Of Yesteryear-------------------------this IS REAL Americana" (#30 in a Series of 37):

Carol, do not know if you would like to show these or not. Just brings back a lot memories from yesteryear. Hope you like them. 

Jerry Blanchard (62) of Va.

Gas Stations Of  Yesteryear

Back when life was much simpler and gas was 18-25 cents a gallon!!

(or there about) and as low as 17 cents during gas wars.


Old American Gas Stations from all around the country  
Some are abandoned, some are restored and many are still in use.  


Yeah . . .  I remember!

 And with a fill-up you got the gas pumped for you, your windshield cleaned, oil and fluids checked, tires checked,
a free map, if you wanted it, and greeted in ENGLISH !!!

Yeah! I remember!!!

Enjoy Your Days & Love Your Life.... Because...."Life is a journey to be savored."

  Thanks, Jerry, I remember them quite fondly, too!

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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Yakety Yak

Words and Music By: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

(The Coasters)

Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spendin' cash
If you don't scrub that kitchen floor
You ain't gonna rock and roll no more

Yakety yak (don't talk back)

Just finish cleanin' up your room
Let's see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight
Or you don't go out Friday night

Yakety yak (don't talk back)

You just put on your coat and hat
And walk yourself to the Laundromat
And when you finish doin' that
Bring in the dog and put out the cat
Yakety yak (don't talk back)

<chiefly sax instrumental>

Don't you give me no dirty looks
Your father's hip; he knows what cooks
Just tell your hoodlum friend outside
You ain't got time to take a ride

Yakety yak (don't talk back)

Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak

Yakety yak, yakety yak

"Yakety Yak" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Yakety Yak" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05 
Thanks again, Dave!

Dishes in Sink Image courtesy of - 02/24/05

Paper Towels Image courtesy of - 02/24/05

Broom Image courtesy of - 02/24/05

Brush and Dust Pan Image courtesy of – 02/24/05

Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/24/05

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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