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02/02/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Groundhog Day

The trouble with weather forecasting is
that it's right too often for us to ignore it
and wrong too often for us to rely on it.

 - Patrick Young

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today's observance is supposed to repeat here every year, and usually, it does!

BONUS #1 - - Standing in the Shadows of Love - The Four Tops - March 15, 1967

BONUS #2 - - Standing in the Shadows of Love - The Four Tops - no video, but better audio

HOMEWORK: - Groundhog Day 2013: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Spring Is Coming!


"Standing in the Shadows of Love" is a 1966 hit single recorded by the Four Tops for the Motown label. Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song is one of the most well-known Motown tunes of the 1960s. A direct follow-up to the #1 hit "Reach Out I'll Be There" (even featuring a similar musical arrangement), "Standing in the Shadows of Love" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. It is ranked #464 on Rolling Stone 's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


     Happy Birthday today to Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late    Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05)  AND John Patterson ('59) of TN AND    Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to Maynard Thweatt ('57)!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND the late Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06);

05 - The late   Dickie Krause ('57(deceased - 12/27/99) AND    Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND      Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA;

06 -     Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA AND    Steve Burns ('65) of MN;

08 -   Bob Hines ('66) of VA;
09 -
  Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND  
  Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND    Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 02, 1943 - The Battle of Stalingrad came to conclusion as Soviet troops accepted the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces.


Saturday, February 02, 1963 - Singer Eva Cassidy was born Eva Marie Cassidy in Washington, D.C. She died on November 2, 1996 at her family home in Bowie, Maryland of malignant melanoma at the age of 33.

Saturday, February 02, 1963 - Ice hockey player Kjell Dahlin was born in Timrå, Sweden.

Saturday, February 02, 1963 - Judoka Philip Laats was born in Belgium.

      From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 01/31/13, 10:24 PM:


I also have arthritis in both knees. I get SynVisc injections every six months. One injection in each knee for three weeks.

I’m trying to ward off surgery, and they help a great deal. Believe it or not, SynVisc is made from a rooster’s comb (at least that’s what I’m told)……and it’s sooo much better than steroids.

Research it and see an ortho doc. Actually, my regular medical doctor gives them. There’s also SynVisc One that is one injection instead of the three.

Good luck!


   Oh, Gloria, not you, too! Okay, I know I've never really met you; still, I always think of you as tiny and bouncy and dancing... It must be because of these images you sent me over seven years ago for the Mariners' Museum page:


When I saw the infamous lions at the Mariners' Museum, I couldn't resist sending my own pictures from there.  The top one was in Oct '73 (ahhh, bell bottom hip huggers!) ......the second one was a lot of years later, but not sure of date.  

I don't know which lion I'm on, but I was being mischievous putting my finger up its nose........and performing a reenactment in the second one.

- Gloria Woolard Price (HHS '65) - of FL - 08/30/05

Gloria, you are a HOOT!  These pictures are hysterical! 
Thanks so much! 

October 1973 Sometime Later...
Gloria and the Lion Gloria and the Lion

   But, I digress... The SynVisc option is actually the one I've been looking forward to taking for five years now. I think the moment has at last arrived...

   Thanks so much, Gloria - it was great to hear from you again!

    From Ray Barnes ('65) of VA - 02/01/13, 6:37 AM - "arthritis":

Hey Carol, Feb 1st., 2013

I was sorry to hear about your bout with arthritis. Many years ago I probably would have made light of it in a vain attempt to cheer you up. When I began to notice the onset of the problem in my own shoulders about five years ago, I just checked it off my list of aches and pains to be expected with the coming of (a certain) age. Even 'though you and I graduated in the same year, I was surprised that you, also, suffered with the same problem given that you are most certainly many years my junior. Of course, like so many "ailments", arthritis is no respecter of gender or age. Indeed, ailment doesn't begin to describe the bad days. It isn't merely an ailment that causes those so afflicted to "white-knuckle" it through the pain, afraid to take one more pill. We put on our bravest face hoping that it will hide the grimace. We try not to complain too much because we understand that there are many folks who are much worse off than we. I did not know
   Butch Ragland ('63 - of CO) in high school, but I am convicted by his courage, and greatly inspired by his testimony. I have so much to be thankful for.

Get better soon, your friend,
Ray Barnes class of '65

   Ray Darlin', you cannot know how much comfort your words have brought me! For years now with its up and down aspects, I've felt that anyone observing me walking fine one day and limping with my cane the next must surely think I'm faking because I'm just hungry for attention.  Trust me, If I wanted attention it would hardly be for looking like The Dweeb of the Year!  This bout has been all of that multiplied by three.  I have nightmares - and daymares - of the specter of General Patton hovering over me, slapping me, and screaming at me about my cowardice and malingering.

   Thank you so much!

      From Mickey ('54) and   Carol Moell ('56) Marcella of VA - 02/01/13,10:04 AM:

Thanks for the news, Carol. We hope your knee will be all well soon.

Carol and Mickey

   Thank you, Sweetie-Pies! So do I!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/01/13, 4:53 PM - "RE: ARTHRITIS":

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar does wonders for arthritis. I know many it's helped, within days. It's a little higher in cost than the regular ACV, but worth a try. To protect teeth enamel I would take your finger put a little baking soda on it and run across your teeth after each drink. It neutralizes the acidity. Brushing should only be done 30 minutes later. If you can't get down the vinegar there are always the tabs., however honey, apple juice, and/or grape juice make it tasty. Feel Better. Bragg (unfiltered) ACV is sold at Kroger's and most health stores.

   Ahhh, good old apple cider vinegar! I've been a proponent of it for at least 40 years, but I always forget its value where arthritis is concerned, thinking first of cinnamon, honey, calcium and magnesium. A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of honey (preferably locally produced) mixed in a glass of water each morning is good for pretty much whatever ails you; I just have a tendency to forget to take it.

   I've also never tried the Bragg brand. Our local Kroger store - which was located just down Ramsey Street from us - closed here sometime between 1993 and 2002. There is a health food store very close to that same spot now. One day I really should check it out.....

   Thanks so much, Shari!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/01/13 - "TRIVIA TIME":

You will say "I didn't know that!" at least 5 times. Really neat stuff.

   Thanks, Billy! These factoids always fascinate me!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/01/13 - "5 more mins. (a great repeat) and stuff":

Cleverly Put

I changed my i Pod name to Titanic. It's syncing now.
I tried to catch some fog. I mist.
When chemists die, they barium.
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.
How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.
This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.
I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.
I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type O.
A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
PMS jokes aren't funny, period.
Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.
Energizer bunny arrested. Charged with battery.
I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.
How do you make holy water? Boil the hell out of it!
What does a clock do when it's hungry? It goes back four seconds.
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
Broken pencils are pointless.
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.
I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
All the toilets in New York 's police stations have been stolen. Police have nothing to go on.
Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.
Velcro - what a rip off!
Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy.
Earthquake in Washington obviously government's fault.
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.
When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.

These are best read silently. If you read them aloud, they can be quite earitating!


English professors love to catch the errors students make in their term papers, and they love nothing better than to catch mixed metaphors. The "friends and survivors" of Calvin College English department collected this list of mixed metaphors and posted them on their web site:

"He swept the rug under the carpet."
"She's burning the midnight oil at both ends."
"It was so cold last night I had to throw another blanket on the fire."
"It's time to step up to the plate and cut the mustard."
"She's robbing Peter to pay the piper."
"He's up a tree without a paddle."
"Beware my are skating on hot water."
"Keep your ear to the grindstone."
"Sometimes you've gotta stick your neck out on a limb."
"Some people sail through life on a bed of roses like a knife slicing through butter."


The Miracle Of You

Random Facts:

In your lifetime you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools, and the digestive acid in your stomach is strong enough to melt zinc.

The average human body gives off enough heat in only a half hour to boil a half gallon of water.


Handy Hints

People who eat their last meal or snack at least three hours before bedtime tend to weigh less than those who eat later. Why? Your metabolism slows toward bedtime, reducing calorie burn.



Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones - that is why they are called beliefs.
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have the right to make your choices but you do not have the right to choose your consequences.
~Dr. Dale C. Bronner~

Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride.
~Sutta Nipata

Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life. And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
~Art Linkletter


Random Fact:

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead."



While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground.

"That's my son over there," she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.

"He's a fine looking boy," the man said."That's my son on the swing in the blue sweater."

Then, looking at his watch, he called to his son, "What do you say we go, Todd?"

Todd pleaded, "Just five more minutes, Dad. Please?

Just five more minutes." The man nodded and Todd continued to swing to his heart's content.

Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his son. "Time to go now?"

Again Todd pleaded, "Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes."

The man smiled and said, "O.K."

"My, you certainly are a patient father," the woman responded.

The man smiled and then said, "My older son Tommy was killed by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tommy and now I'd give anything for just five more minutes with him. I've vowed not to make the same mistake with Todd. He thinks he has five more minutes to swing. The truth is, I get five more minutes to watch him play."

Life is all about making priorities, what are your priorities?

Give someone you love five more minutes of your time today.

Thank you, Shari!

BONUS GROUNDHOG CROCHET PATTERNS: - Stacey's Phil the Groundhog - "Will the groundhog see his shadow this Groundhog Day? Find out by crocheting your own adorable Phil! Phil measures 6″ tall when completed with worsted weight yarn." - Okay, not free; the pattern costs $5.00, but it's very cute! - June Gilbank's Groundhog woodchuck, marmot amigurumi - "In the grand tradition of Punxsutawney Phil, Wiarton Willie, Shubenacadie Sam, and the other famous Groundhog weather forecasters, will your groundhog see his shadow on February 2nd (Groundhog Day), or will we have an early spring this year? ... approx 6.5″ tall" - Once again, not free; this pattern also costs $5.00, and it's more realistic! -  Sarah's Groundhog Crochet Applique Pattern - "... in celebration of Groundhogs Day, I made up a little groundhog appliqué. I call him Punxsutawney Phil! Although I think he might make a better beaver or gopher. Either way, I am sure you can all find a use for him :)"

BONUS CHOPPED PORK RECIPES (Get it? "Ground Hog?"): - Christine Gallary's Easy Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork - "The whole point of using a slow cooker is to get the ingredients into the cooker quickly and then be able to walk away. For this easy pulled pork recipe, just coat the pork shoulder with a spice rub of dark brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, and cinnamon, then cook it on a bed of garlic and onions covered with chicken broth..." - Easy Shredded Pork - "This is an excellent dish for backyard parties, Super Bowl (or any sports) parties and get-togethers. Serve with rolls or French or Italian bread. Goes great with corn on the cob." - Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork - "...It’s simple, delicious, and most importantly can be slow cooked all day in the crockpot which requires very little effort. It gets a glorious rub down of brown sugar, paprika and other spices before being cooked in a tangy cider vinegar sauce. After about 10 hours in the crock pot, you’re left with incredibly tender, succulent, and flavorful pork...."


From - 02/01/13:

A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, 5, Ryan, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. "If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, 'Let my brother have the first pancake. I can wait.'" 

Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, "Ryan, you be Jesus!"


1.Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 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. 

3. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/24/13

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Standing in the Shadows of Love

Written by

Brian Holland (b. 15 Feb 1941), Lamont Dozier (b. 16 June 1941), and Edward Holland, Jr. (b. 30 Oct 1939)

Recorded by The Four Tops, 1966

Standing in the shadows of love
Waitin' for the heartaches to come
Can't you see me standing in the shadows of love
I'm getting ready for the heartaches to come
I'd run but there's no where to go
'Cause heartaches will follow me I know
Without your love, the love I need
It's the beginning of the end for me
'Cause you've taken away all me reasons for livin'
When you pushed aside all the love I've been giving
Now wait a minute
Didn't I teach you right, didn't I?
Didn't I do the best I could, didn't I?
So don't you leave me standin' in the shadow of love
I'm gettin' ready for the heartaches to come
Don't you see me standing in the shadow of love
Just tryin' my best to get ready for the heartaches to come

All alone I'll desperately be
With misery my only company
Come today, in fact come tomorrow
Sorrow, I ain't got nothin' but sorrow
Don't your conscience bother you
How can you watch me cry after all I've done for you
Now hold a minute
Gave you all the love I had, didn't I?
When you needed me I was there, now wasn't I?
(Standing in the shadows of love
Gettin' ready for the heartaches to come)
I've tried not to cry out loud
No gal you ain't gonna help me now
What did I do to cause all this grief
Now what'd I say to make you want to leave
Now wait a minute
I gave my heart and soul to you, didn't I?
Now didn't I always treat you good, didn't I?
I'm Standing in the shadows of love
I'm gettin' ready for the heartaches to come
Hope to see you standing in the shadows of love
Tryin' my best to get ready for the heartaches to come
Standing in the shadows of... [Fade]

"Standing in the Shadows of Love" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Standing in the Shadows of Love" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Animated Happy Groundhog Day clip art courtesy of - 02/02/08

Animated Paw Print Divider Line clip art courtesy of – 01/29/05

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

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!

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

Animated Navy and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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!!

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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