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01/20/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Tracks of My Tears

“Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow;
My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.”

- Anne Brontė
(17 Jan 1820 - 28 May 1849)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is another look at a theme first used four years ago today:

BONUS #1 - - Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

BONUS #2 - - Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - (acapella)


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
22 -
  Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND   
 Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY;
23 -
  Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD AND My Daughter-in-Law,   Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of MA;
25 -
    Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA;

26 -      Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


January 20, 1887 - The U.S. Senate approved an agreement to lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base.

January 20, 1942 - Senior Nazi German officials held the Wannsee Conference in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, during which they arrived at their "Final Solution to the Jewish Question", accelerating The Holocaust.

January 20, 1944 - The British RAF dropped 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin.

January 20, 1945 - Hungary agreed to an armistice with the Allies.


TODAY IN 1965:

Wednesday, January 20, 1965 - Footballer Colin Calderwood was born in Stranraer, Scotland.

Wednesday, January 20, 1965 - Bassist Greg Kriesel (The Offspring) was born in Glendale, California.

Wednesday, January 20, 1965 - Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, was born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones in Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England.

Wednesday, January 20, 1965 - Country singer John Michael Montgomery was born in Danville, Kentucky.

Wednesday, January 20, 1965 - Footballer Anton Weissenbacher was born in Baia Mare, Maramureş County, Romania.

Wednesday, January 20, 1965 - Disc jockey Alan Freed ("Moondog") (b. 15 Dec 1921 in Windber, Pennsylvania) died from uremia and liver cirrhosis brought on by alcoholism in Palm Springs, California at the age of 43.

     From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 01/18/10 - "We wish you a Very Bountiful New Year in 2010!":

January 2010
The 43rd Annual WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival
Sends you this Very Special Final Deadline Extension...
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   WOWZERONI! How exciting! Thanks, Hunter!

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 01/18/10 - "Heart Attack in Women - VERY IMPORTANT":

To: Friends and Family,

I will add that (a friend of mine), had only tiredness for a month and then pain all across her shoulder blades before she had her debilitating heart attack in her late forties.  She was at work.  I keep aspirin by my bed just in case.  Should keep it by the recliner, too, based on this story.  We girls have to share this knowledge.  (Another friend) sent this to me.  
Frances Goodson Wang

I am an ER nurse and this is the best description of this event that I have ever heard. Please read, pay attention, and send it on!


I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read..

Women and heart attacks (Myocardial infarction). Did you know that women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have when experiencing heart attacks.. you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest and dropping to the floor that we see in the movies? Here is the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.

'I had a heart attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on. I was sitting all snugly and warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, 'A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.

A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you've been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you've swallowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn't have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was my initial sensation--the only trouble was that I hadn't taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 PM.

After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasms), gaining speed as they continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR).

This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out into both jaws. 'AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening -- we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself and the cat, 'Dear God, I think I'm having a heart attack!'

I lowered the foot rest dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor instead. I thought to myself, If this is a heart attack, I shouldn't be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere else... but, on the other hand, if I don't, nobody will know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in a moment.

I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed the paramedics... I told her I thought I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn't feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said she was sending the paramedics over immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to un-bolt the door and then lie down on the floor where they could see me when they came in.

I unlocked the door and then laid down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don't remember the medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the radiologist was already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like 'Have you taken any medications?') but I couldn't make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side stints to hold open my right coronary artery.

I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the fire station and St. Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my cardiologist was all ready to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and the procedure) and installing the stints.
Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I want all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned first hand.

1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body, not the usual men's symptoms but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act). It is said that many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they didn't know they were having one and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation and go to bed, hoping they'll feel better in the morning when they wake up... which doesn't happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I advise you to call the paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening that you've not felt before. It is better to have a 'false alarm' visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!

2. Note that I said 'Call the paramedics.' And if you can take an aspirin. Ladies, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
Do NOT try to drive yourself to the ER - you are a hazard to others on the road.
Do NOT have your panicked husband who will be speeding and looking anxiously at what's happening with you instead of the road.
Do NOT call your doctor -- he doesn't know where you live and if it's at night you won't reach him anyway, and if it's daytime, his assistants (or answering service) will tell you to call the paramedics. He doesn't carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The paramedics do, principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your doctor will be notified later.

3. Don't assume it couldn't be a heart attack because you have a normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a cholesterol elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI (unless it's unbelievably high and/or accompanied by high blood pressure). MIs are usually caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge things up in there. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.
*Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends (male & female) who you care about!*

   Thank you so much, Frances! I keep little bottles of aspirin all over the house for this very reason!

  From Steve Pullen ('65) of VA - 01/19/10 - "NN Courthouse":

  The courthouse in the postcard is still standing. The public safety building was torn down in the early 80s I believe and a new enlarged jail was built on 26th Street behind the courthouse shown in the picture. The courthouse houses the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. The Circuit Court building is on Washington Avenue and takes up the block between 25th and 26th streets backing up to the jail.

  Rex Davis (NNHS66) is the Clerk of Courts in the Circuit Court.

Courthouse and Public Safety Building, Newport News, VA


A new Police Headquarters has just been built on Jefferson Avenue, near North Avenue.

   Thanks so very much, Steve! I was 97.4 % certain that I had seen the courthouse on my last trip to downtown Newport News in October of 2008, but then I have learned not to put too much stock in what I either see or remember.....

  From Carol Moell Marcella ('56) and       Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA - 01/18/10:

Thank you, Carol, for putting the message on your web site about the Valentine's dinner at the Hampton Yacht Club as we asked. We appreciate it.

Carol and Mickey Marcella

   But of course! Thank you - it sounds delightful! I'll carry the message both on the Newsletters and on the main page from now until then.

  From Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA - 01/19/10 - "SAFETY NOTICE!":

Hi, Everyone,
I received this from a friend and thought it would be good for everyone to know about it.
Just sent out from VDOT.

Please provide widest dissemination to your personnel.  SAFETY NOTICE!

Folks are becoming more and more cruel daily. But this is just the beginning of pangs of distress. With the decline in economy and job losses, we can expect anything. Just can't be too careful these days. 

If you are driving at night and eggs are thrown at your windshield, do not operate the wiper and spray any water because eggs mixed with water become milky and block your vision up to 92.5% so you are forced to stop at the roadside and become a victim of robbers.

This is a new technique used by robbers.

Please inform your friends and relatives.

VDOT-Lynchburg District

   YOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Betty!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/15/10 and 01/19/10:

  Her voice is freaking amazing!

I didn't realize how theatrical and entertaining my two favorite songs were by them.
Eurythmics - No More I love Yous
Eurythmics - Walking On Broken Glass
Billy Joel - Captain Jack
Alice Cooper-"I'm Eighteen"

   Thanks, Shari!

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 01/19/09 - "Trace Adkins and the West Point Cadet Glee Club, USMA, ACM 2009":

This is a very touching video.  Have some Kleenex handy.  You'll need them.


Well worth watching!! Please watch to the end to be counted.

   Thanks, Paul!


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 01/19/09:


William's wife started noticing how forgetful he was becoming. Being the concerned wife, she convinced him to see a doctor. William was a little worried when the doctor came in. Sensing his patient's nervousness, the first thing the doctor did was to ask what was troubling him.

"Well," William answered. "I seem to be getting forgetful. I'm never sure I can remember where I put the car, or whether I answered a letter, or where I'm going, or what it is I'm going to do once I get there, if I get there. So, I really need your help. What can I do?"

The doctor thought for a moment, then answered in his kindest tone, "Please pay me in advance."



Little Mary was at her first wedding and gaped at the entire ceremony. When it was over, she asked her mother, "Why did the lady change her mind?"

Her mother asked, "What do you mean?"

"Well, she went down the aisle with one man, and came back with another one."


1. Friday, February 12, 2010, 6:00 PM - The NN/Hampton Breakfast Bunch will hold their Annual Valentine's Dinner at the Hampton Yacht Club. Those interested can call Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800.

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 01/08/09

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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The Tracks Of My Tears

Written by Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, and Marv Tarplin

Recorded by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, 1965

People say I'm the life of the party
Because I tell a joke or two
Although I might be laughing loud and hearty
Deep inside I'm blue
So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears..
I need you, need you
Since you left me if you see me with another girl
Seeming like I'm having fun
Although she may be cute
She's just a substitute
Because you're the permanent one..
So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears..
I need you, need you
Outside I'm masquerading
Inside my hope is fading
Just a clown oh yeah
Since you put me down
My smile is my make up
I wear since my break up with you..
So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

"The Tracks of My Tears" midi courtesy of Source:
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks, Dave!

"The Tracks of My Tears" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Ray's 1932 Image of "Tears" courtesy of - 01/20/06

Nerve Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/20/06

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

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!

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

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08

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

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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!

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

Valentines clip art courtesy of John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/09/09
Thanks, John!

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