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01/12/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Baby, It's Cold Outside  

“Brew me a cup for a winter's night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I'll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.” 

- Minna Thomas Antrim
(1856/61 - 1950)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is snow reported today in 49 states.  Here in the St. Louis metropolitan area, the wind chill is running five to ten degrees below zero, and "Baby, it's COLD outside!"

BONUS #1 - - Baby, It's Cold Outside - Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer, 1944

BONUS #2 - - Baby, It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin, 1959


"Baby, It's Cold Outside" is a pop standard with words and music by Frank Loesser. The song is popularly associated with winter weather, and although it does not refer to any specific time or holiday, it is commonly played alongside Christmas carols and popular winter holiday music.

Loesser wrote the duet in 1944 and premiered the song with his wife, Lynn Garland, at their Navarro Hotel housewarming party. Lynn considered it "their song," and was furious when Loesser sold the song to MGM.[1]

The lyrics in this duet are designed to be heard as a conversation between a female and a male, marked as "mouse" and "wolf" on the printed score. As such, every line in the song features a statement from the female subject, followed by a response from the male.


    Happy Birthday this week to:

15 - Skippy Weitz ('57) AND   Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;

16 -   Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;

17 -   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;

18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND    F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!
   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 12, 1861 - Star of the West returned to New York City

January 12, 1861 - Attorney-general I. W. Hayne left Charleston with a demand from Governor Pickens that the federal government surrender Fort Sumter.

January 12, 1861 - In Florida, state troops demanded the surrender of Fort Pickens after having seized Fort Barrancas and its barracks, Fort McRee, and the naval yard at Pensacola. Fort Pickens remained in Federal hands, however.

January 12, 1861 - In Washington, Mississippi representatives left the House. In an appeal to the Senate, New York's Senator Seward stated, "I do not know what the Union would be worth if saved by the use of the sword."

January 12, 1863 - At the Confederate capital in Richmond, Virginia, President Jefferson Davis addressed the Assembly, emphasizing his hopes for European recognition of the southern nation.

January 12, 1865 - Francis P. Blair, an important Maryland political figure, met President Jefferson Davis in Richmond to discuss possible avenues for peace between North and South. Blair's personal scheme called for the two sides to join together to expel the French from Mexico.  Such a course, he felt would not only root out the dangerous incursion against the Monroe Doctrine, but would also revive a feeling of brotherhood between North and South.  Although the scheme did not meet the approval of either Davis or Lincoln the Confederate President did promise to send a representative to discuss peace with Lincoln.  This meeting would take place on 3 February 1865.

January 12, 1865 - President Jefferson Davis sent a message to General Richard Taylor urging him to send troops from Tupelo Mississippi to reinforce Hardee in his operations against Sherman in the Carolina's. 

January 12, 1865 - In Savannah, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton called a meeting of about twenty of "the most intelligent of the Negroes" in that city to ask them how they felt blacks could best maintain their newly acquired freedom.  Their spokesman, Garrison Frazier, told Stanton should be placed on land to farm until they could afford to buy it.  He also told Stanton that because of deep seated prejudice against them he felt his people would be better off living by themselves rather than among whites.  Because of charges concerning Sherman's alleged mistreatment of blacks, Stanton also asked the group what their attitude was towards Sherman.  Instead of complaints, however, Frazier told Stanton, "We have confidence in General Sherman, and think that what concerns us."

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/11/11 - "Very Sobering Shots from Red Light Cameras":

When a traffic light turns green, do you take a precautionary look in each direction and then proceed across the intersection?

Watch this video, and I bet you will wait a little longer and look a little longer before stepping on the gas. None of these motorists with the right-of-way had any idea what was about to happen to them. Do you? Please be even more careful than you already are.

Caution: This is a bit scary, especially the final “event”.

   YOWZERONI-YINI! Thank you for this chilling reality check, David!

   Y'all be careful out there. Apparently there are a great number of people not paying any attention to what they're doing!

    From Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 01/11/11 - "Christopher Newport University 1st decade reunion":


I saw in your 1/2/11 newsletter that
       Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) is working on the Christopher Newport University 1st decade reunion. Could you kindly let him know that I attended CNU in 1966-1968 and would be interested. Thanks, as I do not have Dave's email address.

Don Chaney

   Certainly, Donnie!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to     Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 01/11/11 - "RE: Christopher Newport University 1st decade reunion":

Hi Don,

Our network is quite robust, which is why I can reply to you a little over 2 hours after your original post.

I would be delighted to add you to our growing roster of First Decaders. Currently, we have 847 names; yours will be #848.

Please send me your full name, mailing address, phone number; I already have your e-mail … obviously.

I can assure you that the Committee does not publish any contact information without express permission from the provider.

The Reunion is in the initial planning stages. It will take place September 16 & 17, 2011 on campus. Save the date.

Also, I invite you to visit our fledgling web site:

Welcome Aboard,


   EXCELLENT! Thank you, Captain!

  From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 01/11/11, 6:55 PM AND   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/11/11, 7:49 PM - "Irish Blessing":

I hope it works...
May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your  purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your  windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the  hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to  cheer you.
and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead.
Thanks, Eva and Bill!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/11/11 - "4 Mid Week":

Due to weather, flights were delayed, so it will probably be next week that I take some computer time off.


"The fundamental factor of self-deception is this constant desire to be something in this world."
- J. Krishamurti


"The greatest wealth is health."
- Virgil

"The part can never be well unless the whole is well."
- Plato

"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease."
- The Buddha

"He who takes medicine and neglects his diet wastes the skill of his doctors."
- Chinese Proverb

"A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools."
- Spanish Proverb


From Bizarre News

Man burns house trying to smoke out bees

LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Florida firefighters said a man caused heavy damage to his home when he tried and failed to smoke a bee colony out of his house. Capt. Don DeLucia, spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue, said Mario Go of Lake Worth was trying to smoke the bees out of a column supporting a second-story balcony Tuesday and accidentally set the house on fire, The Palm Beach Post reported. DeLucia said the fire caused about $50,000 worth of damage but no one was injured. He said the fire failed to drive away the bees.


A Thousand Marbles

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings.

Perhaps it's the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it's the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable.

A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the kitchen with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other. What began as a typical Saturday morning turned into one of those lessons that life could only give you every once and a while.

I turned the volume up on my radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning talk show. I heard an older sounding chap with a golden voice. You know the kind, he sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business himself.

He was talking about "a thousand marbles" to someone named "Tom."

I was intrigued and sat down to listen to what he had to say.

"Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you're busy with your job. I'm sure they pay you well but it's a shame you have to be away from home and your family so much. Hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week to make ends meet. Too bad you missed your daughter's dance recital."

He continued, "Let me tell you something Tom, something that has helped me keep a good perspective on my own priorities."

And that's when he began to explain his theory of a "thousand marbles."

"You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know, some live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years."

"Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900 which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime. Now stick with me Tom, I'm getting to the important part."

"It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail", he went on, "and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays. I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy."

"So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended up having to visit three toy stores to round-up 1000 marbles. I took them home and put them inside of a large, clear plastic container right here in my workshop next to the radio. Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away.

"I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life. There is nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities straight.

"Now let me tell you one last thing before I sign-off with you and take my lovely wife out for breakfast. This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container. I figure if I make it until next Saturday then I have been given a little extra time. And the one thing we can all use is a little more time."

"It was nice to talk to you Tom, I hope you spend more time with your loved ones, and I hope to meet you again someday. Have a good morning!"

You could have heard a pin drop when he finished.

Even the show's moderator didn't have anything to say for a few moments. I guess he gave us all a lot to think about.

I had planned to do some work that morning, then go to the gym. Instead, I went upstairs and woke my wife up with a kiss.

"C'mon honey, I'm taking you and the kids to breakfast." "What brought this on?" she asked with a smile. "Oh, nothing special, it's just been a long time since we spent a Saturday together with the kids. Hey, can we stop at a toy store while we're out?

"I need to buy some marbles."

~Author Unknown~

   Thanks so much, Shari!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "Calvin & Hobbes - Snowmen (#11 in a Series of 14)":

Nobody does snowmen quite like Calvin and Hobbes!

Remember, if these made you laugh, share the smile with someone else.

     Thanks, Wayne Honey!


From LadyHawke's
"A New Movie"

A top movie producer was discussing his new project, an action docudrama about famous composers with several top stars.

Stallone, Schwartzenegger and Van Damme were present. The producers really desired the box office 'oomph' of these three, so they were prepared to allow them to select what famous composers they would portray.

"Well," started Stallone, "I've always admired Mozart. I would love to play him."

"Chopin has always been my favorite," said Van Damme, "I'll play him."

The producers were pleased.

"Sounds splendid. But who do you want to be, Arnold?"

"I'll be Bach."

1. Friday, January 28, 2011 - Tidewater Friends of Folk Music Coffeehouse - 7:00 PM Wesley United Methodist Church, 2510 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666 - SEE: 

2. Thursday, February 3, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 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.

4. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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.
5. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

6. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

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BLOG: - updated 10/21/10

   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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Baby, It's Cold Outside

Words and Music by Frank Loesser (29 June 1910 - 28 July 1969), 1944

I really can't stay (Baby, it's cold outside)
I've got to go 'way (Baby, it's cold outside)
This evening has been (I've been hopin' that you'd drop in)
So very nice (I'll hold your hands, they're cold as ice)

My mother will start to worry (Hey beautiful, what's your hurry)
And father will be pacing the floor (Listen to that fireplace roar)
So really, I'd better scurry (Beautiful, please don't hurry)
Well, maybe just one drink more (Put some music on while I pour)

The neighbors might think (Baby, it's bad out there)
Say, what's in this drink (No cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell)

I oughtta say no, no, no sir (You mind if I move in closer)
At least I'm gonna say that I tried (And what's the sense in hurting my pride)
I really can't stay (Oh baby, don't hold out)
Oh, but it's cold outside

I simply must go (Baby, it's cold outside)
The answer is no (Baby, it's cold outside)
The welcome has been (So lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)

My sister will be suspicious (Your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (Waves upon a tropical shore)
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious (Gosh, your lips are delicious)
Well, maybe just a half a drink more (Never such a blizzard before)

I've got to get home (Baby, you'll freeze out there)
Say, lend me a comb (It's up to your knees out there)
It's really been grand (I thrill when you touch my hand)
Oh, but don't you see (How can you do this thing to me)

There's bound to be talk tomorrow (Well, think of my lifelong sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died)
I really can't stay (Get over that hold out)
Oh, but baby it's cold outside

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 01/12/11

Image of Cold Cardinal Figurine courtesy of - 01/12/11

Snowflake Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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