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09/23/08 - NNHS Newsletter - I'm a Fool to Want You

You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes,
and her eyes everywhere in the world.

David Levesque

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Oh, guess what? It's Frank again!

BONUS - - Frank Sinatra - I'm a Fool to Want You, May 1, 1957

   I've been trying to remember how, why, and when I turned into such a big Frank Sinatra fan.  Certainly (as I've mentioned several times) it wasn't always so.  I never even found him attractive.  My dear late mother              Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) absolutely could not abide him, and would launch into one of her delightful and highly amusing rants whenever his name was mentioned.  I miss that Baba.

   Actually, I always considered myself a Perry Como / Nat King Cole / Dean Martin person.  I think it must have happened about eight years ago when I discovered to my total wonder that of all the many recordings of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (and I collected a plethora of them), Frank's was unquestionably the most beautiful:

BONUS - - Frank Sinatra - I'll Be Home for Christmas (no video whatsoever)

   Ever since that time, Frank has missed no opportunity to invade my space - waking and sleeping - with his smooth crooning.  "Give 'em an inch and they'll take a mile."  I surrender.

BONUS - - Frank Sinatra - September of My Years, 1965

BONUS - - Frank Sinatra - My One and Only Love, 1953

BONUS - - Frank Sinatra - Last Night When We Were Young, 1954

BONUS - - Frank Sinatra - Where Are You?, May 1, 1957

BONUS - - Frank Sinatra - Stardust, Lucky Strike Hit Parade

BONUS - - Frank Sinatra - My Funny Valentine


  From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 09/21/08 - "Final Flyer for Sock Hop":

Here is the final version of the Sock Hop flyer.  Please emphasize significant changes. We are no longer providing bus transportation from the Omni for anyone other than Class of 63 reunion attendees.  A specified downtown parking lot is available for all others.  We also will require a signed release of liability form which is on the bottom of the flyer.

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks for everything, Barbara! See you then!

The NNHS Class of 1963
is planning its 45-Year Reunion on
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008.

Were Going Back!!!! 

The NNHS Class of 1963 invites all former NNHS students and their guests to join them
at an upcoming class reunion event:

A 60s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym!!! 

Names of all members in your party must be provided with payment. 

What:  A 60s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School!!!
Where: Huntington Hall (former Newport News High School)
3100 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA
(Entry through right front door only)
When: Friday night, October 17, 2008   Time:  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:  $15 per person

TICKETS.  Capacity is Limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  Send check or money order payable to: Barbara Barnes, 4891 Parthenon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA  23462
Contact: or 495-2022. Include signed/dated release of liability form.
Event parking in lot at 29th & 30th Street (Between Huntington Avenue/Warwick Boulevard)

Socks only, (no shoes of any kind or bare feet) will be permitted in the gymnasium.  

Soft drinks & snacks will be sold at the event. 
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things never change).




All events of the 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1968 are open to everyone.
It will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008.
For further information, call Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally at (757) 874-1666 or e-mail her at   


Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us
will be held Saturday, September 27, 2008, 2:00 P.M. at the Canepa Cottage, 760 North 1st Street, Buckroe Beach, VA.


1. Jim Henderson (Ferguson HS - '67) of VA via      Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 09/21/08:

While vacationing in Myrtle Beach this past week, I met Jim Henderson on a golf course.  Jim graduated from Ferguson High School in 1967 and would like to added to your email list.
Hope things are going well for you.
Don Chaney

   Of course! Welcome aboard, Jim - and thanks, Donnie!


   Happy 17th Birthday today to       My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - 2009) of IL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
25 - James Comer ('57) AND Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND 
Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA;

27 -  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC;

28 -
    Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 09/21/08:

Belated birthday wishes to my son, Brian.  Brian turned 25 on September 16th! 

Kathy Cooper

   Thanks again, Kathy - and Happy Belated Birthday, Brian!


   (My systems notoriously fall apart at critical moments.....)

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) and My Newest Daughter-in-Law,   Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of MA - 09/10/08 -   "Buckley's Blessing Day":

Sunday, September 7, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008

   Ohhhh, I wish I could reach out across the miles to hug that cute little fella!  The resemblance to his daddy continues to astound me! Thank you, Chickadees!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA -  09/21/08 - "OK":

Hi Carol,

I love you.

Linda May

   I love you, too, Linda May! Thanks!

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA -  09/21/08:

Congestive heart failure!?!  What? Are you ok, Lady?

Love you,

   Sure, Sweetie-Pie; I'm mostly fine. It's just as Rosanne Rosannadanna used to say, "It's always something." I've probably had it for a while; certainly I had the forerunners of it, and my maternal grandfather had it, so the hereditary precursors were there also. I only realized what was going on about seven months ago.  I thought you knew.  One of the hazards of having such a big family is that often, someone doesn't get the word.

   This reminds me of when      Joshua (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '95 - of IL) was just a little tyke, and began throwing rocks at passing cars one day.  Horrified, I called him inside and (somewhat exasperatedly) asked him, "Joshua, how many times have we told you not to throw rocks?!?"

   He looked up at me with those innocent big blue eyes and his little chin trembling and said simply, "Never."

   Oh, yeah.  It was his three older brothers who had heard that lecture ad infinitum Oooops.

   Or maybe I was trying to protect you from the unpleasantries of life and deliberately didn't tell you this news flash.  Who knows?!?

   Anyway, you can read more than you ever wanted to know about it right here:

  Thanks, Sweetie-Weetie! I love you, too!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/21/08:

Hi, Carol:
Sure glad to see you are able to publish the Newsletters. Maybe you needed a rest considering you were suffering from the effects of congestive heart failure. That is dreadful news. Please take it easy.

   Thanks, Adonis! Not a problem; I'm a notorious slacker!

        Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN requested information regarding William Howard Ford.
My information is really dated; "Howard" attended NNHS for one or two years and had attended Fork Union Military School, if my memory serves me. He did marry Bette Lee Heath ('57) of VA after she completed nursing school and working as a Nurse at the Veteran Administration Hospital Kecoughtan. "Howard" was working as an automobile claims adjuster on the Virginia Peninsula for an insurance company that was owned by a finance firm that made auto loans back then. I lost contact with him when I left the Peninsula to pursue my career. Howard and "Bitsy", as we called Bette Lee, had a lovely daughter Sabrina and I believe she might be a subscriber of your Newsletters. Sabrina has a set of the most beautiful blue eyes on earth.
I hope she is a subscriber so she can get Sydney in touch with her father.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you again, Joe! A great many more people read the Newsletters than just my known subscriber base, so perhaps we'll have an answer for Sydney soon!

  From Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA - 09/21/08:

I'm sorry that you aren't feeling well.  Please feel better soon.  We all need ya!  You keep us together.

Best regards,

Kelly Bustamante

   Thank you so much, Kelly! I'm working on it!

  From Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA - 09/21/08:

My husband and I both had a terrible upper respiratory infection, which we passed back & forth to each other, running fevers, and having strep throats for almost 6 weeks, with my husband ending up in the emergency room with a very high fever, so we both know what it is like!!!   And as bad as we like to say this, the older you get, the longer it takes for you to get rid of it and the sicker you are when you have it!!!   We do feel better now, but still, have very little energy!  Good Luck to you!  Hope it is all behind you!! 
Brenda (Eakes) Insley

   YOWZERONI!!! That does not sound like fun at all, Brenda! I hope this finds you both much improved! Thank you for your concern; y'all take care, now!

 From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 09/22/08:

Just read with interest     Joe Madagan's ('57 - of FL) comments about Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.  I lived at 735 29th Street and attended Thomas Jefferson on 30 or 31st street back in the forties. I believe when I attended the school it was all on one floor and sort of a dull yellow brick in color.  Was there an older school somewhere in east end named Thomas Jefferson?  There may have been an old brick building sitting right beside it but I really don't remember.  Maybe Joe can help out.

   I certainly hope he can, George, as it is for sure and certain that I cannot!

Virginia is my home and always will be, but Michigan is a very beautiful place to live.  If you and          Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) ever need any clean fresh air and a clear sky away from the big city life, please feel free to visit us.  It's very relaxing.   We have plenty of room and have visitors from Virginia and from around the country all the time.

   Thank you, Sweetie! I appreciate your invitation! I've never been to Michigan, but Paul has a number of first cousins and beyond in the Flint area.

Take care and keep that health on a positive note.  Again, thanks for all that you do and remember to make an announcement for financial assistance in publishing your newsletter.
George Helliesen, 61 

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, George! That hand is always open!

From Teresa Johnson Larsen ('72) of Northern VA - 09/22/08 - "poem for you":


Thought we should remember this.  Thanks for all of your work.

Take care,
Terri Larsen (class of 72)


When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in North Platte, Nebraska, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.

Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.

One nurse took her copy to Missouri. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition of the News Magazine of the St. Louis Association for Mental Health.  A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this little old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this ' anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.

Crabby Old Man

What do you see nurses? .What do you see?
What are you thinking.....when you're looking at me?
A crabby old man, ...not very wise,
Uncertain of habit ........with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food.......and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice.....'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice ...the things that you do.
And forever is losing .......... A sock or shoe?

Who, resisting or not...........lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking?   Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes,'re not looking at me.

I'll tell you who I am...As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten.......with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .........who love one another

A young boy of Sixteen...with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now.......a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows......that I promised to keep.

At Twenty-Five, now...........I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide.....And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty..........My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other........With ties that should last.

At Forty, my young sons....have grown and are gone,
But my woman's beside see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more,....Babies play ' round my knee,
Again, we know children........My loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me....My wife is now dead.
I look at the future..............I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing......young of their own.
And I think of the years.......And the love that I've known.

I'm now an old man.........and nature is cruel.
Tis jest to make old age.....look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles..........grace and vigor, depart.
There is now a stone........where I once had a heart.

But inside this old carcass.....A young guy still dwells,
And now and battered heart swells
I remember the joys...........I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and over again.

I think of the years, all too few......gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact........that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, and see..
Not a crabby old man.  Look closer....see........ME!!

Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within.....we will all, one day, be there, too!

The best and most beautiful things of this world can't be seen or touched. They must be felt by the heart.

God Bless.

   Thank you so much, Terri! I appreciate both your concern and this very poignant poem!

  From Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of VA - 09/22/08 - "Your health":

I had no idea you were sick.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and hopefully you can overcome this health problem.  God Bless You!  I really enjoy your newsletters

Patti Johnson Stowe (class of '62).

   Thanks so much, Patti! I suppose it's always really there, and just flares up from time to time lest I forget!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/21/08 - "Psychopath test":

I didn't get the correct answer; see if you do!!
 Joyce Cahoon

Psychopath Test
Read this question, come up with an answer and then scroll down to the bottom for the result.
This is not a trick question.  It is as it reads.  

A woman, while at the funeral of her own mother, met a guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing. She believed him to be her dream guy so much, that she fell in love with him right there, but never asked for his number and could not find him.

A few days later she killed her sister.

Question: What is her motive for killing her sister? [Give this some thought before you answer, see answer below].



Answer: She was hoping the guy would appear at the funeral again.

If you answered this correctly, you think like a psychopath.. This was a test by a famous American psychologist used to test if one has the same mentality as a killer.

Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answered the question correctly.

If you didn't answer the question correctly, then good for you.

If you got the answer correct, please let me know so I can take you off my E-Mail list.


I bet you thought I would answer correctly.  Fooled Ya!!!

   Ummm, thanks, Joyce! I, ah, I'd just like to report that without a moment's hesitation, I answered this question correctly.

   In my defense, I personally would not kill my beloved sister, but that would seem to be the only viable motive in this scenario of a woman who did just that.  Also, I must share with you my very favorite TV shows; perhaps you'll detect a running theme:

Burn Notice
The Closer
Law and Order
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Law and Order: Criminal Intent
Criminal Minds
Cold Case
Without a Trace
The Mentalist
CSI: Miami
Besides, it's just as I've always said, ya gotta be crazy to do what I do.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/19/08

   Hopefully, this will help address the problem in a number of ways. Just don't forget to click on it each time!

NNHS BLOG: - updated 09/23/08


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968 - OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS: - 03/31/08

2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:

     Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us


4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND ALL TYPHOONS ON FRIDAY NIGHT (if pre-registered):  - 08/29/08

   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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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
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I'm a Fool to Want You

Wolf/Herron/Sinatra, 1951

I'm a fool to want you
I'm a fool to want you
To want a love that can't be true
A love that's there for others too

I'm a fool to hold you
Such a fool to hold you
To seek a kiss not mine alone
To share a kiss that Devil has known

Time and time again I said I'd leave you
Time and time again I went away
But then would come the time when I would need you
And once again these words I had to say

Take me back, I love you
Pity me, I need you
I know it's wrong, it must be wrong
But right or wrong I can't get along

Without you

"I'm a Fool to Want You" midi (sequenced by Mel Webb) courtesy of - 09/18/08

"I'm a Fool to Want You" lyrics courtesy
of - 09/23/08

 Animated Fools clip art courtesy of 03/31/05

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

 Animated Smiley Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/05

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

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
Thanks, Al!

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

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

Open Hand clip art courtesy of - 09/20/05

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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