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02/04/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Music! Music! Music!

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Berthold Auerbach
(28 Feb 1812 - 08 Feb 1882)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme comes to us indirectly from     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD who sent us that marvelous juke box recently:

  Thanks, Chandler!

BONUS #1 - 

BONUS #2 - - Music, Music, Music - Teresa Brewer, 1950


"Music! Music! Music!" is a popular song written by Stephen Weiss and Bernie Baum and published in 1949.

The biggest-selling version of the song was recorded by Teresa Brewer on December 20, 1949, and released by London Records as catalog number 604. It became a number-one hit and a million-seller in 1950. However, it has been rumored that some radio stations refused to play the record because of the thought that the lyric "I'd do anything for you/Anything you'd want me to" might be construed as indecent. It became Brewer's signature song and earned her the nickname Miss Music.


     Happy Birthday today to       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND Ronnie Sanders ('65)  (deceased - 10/08/06)!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to the late   Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND    Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND      Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

10 -   Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND     Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA AND the late    Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND   Mike Miller ('65) of NC AND   Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;

11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


February 04, 1861 - The Peace Convention met at the nation's capital, with 131 members from 21 states, although none of the seceded states sent any delegates to this assembly. The Convention was headed by former President John Tyler, who joined with others of a like mind in a last desperate effort to compromise and save the Union.

February 04, 1861 - At Montgomery, Alabama a convention of representatives assembled. This was the initial meeting of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America, attended by many former United States Senators, among them Louisiana's Judah Benjamin and John Slidell. Benjamin was later to become Attorney General, then Secretary of War, in Jefferson Davis' cabinet. He and Slidell had been law partners together in New Orleans. Slidell later became famous for his involvement in an international incident, the Trent affair.

February 04, 1862 - Confederate House Delegates at the capitol in Richmond, Virginia entered into a debate concerning free blacks' enlistment into the Southern Army. The Examiner, a Richmond newspaper, exhorted citizens to support the Cause by re-enrollment in the Army and a stronger commitment to the struggle between North and South. Some observers were worried that Southerners were becoming tired and were "not sufficiently alive to the necessity of exertion."

February 04, 1863 - Union troops at Lake Providence, Louisiana were routed by the forces of the Confederate Third Louisiana division. The latter, however successful in this, sustained 30 casualties.

February 04, 1865 - President Lincoln returned to the White House after his unsuccessful peace mission to Hampton Roads, Virginia.

February 04, 1865 - Carolinas Campaign: Fighting occurred along Sherman's advance, at Angley's Post Office and Bufords Bridge.

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/03/11 - "Neil Vickers":


For the Newsletter:


NNHS Class of 1964 and Christopher Newport College Decaders are both looking for Neil Vickers. If you know where we may find him, please contact Dave Spriggs (

If you have his contact information, but are uncomfortable divulging it, please ask him to contact me directly.


   There you are, David!

  "Anyone? Anyone?"

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/03/11 - " Fred Eubanks' ('64 - of TX) Web Site":

I was searching on Neil Vickers and landed on this:

Did you know of this site?

Way cool pre-teen images of many familiar faces.

   Well, I thought I did, David! We've had Fred's main page linked to Our Schools for many years now, and that link will take you to this one eventually, but if I had seen this particular page, it was so long ago that I had forgotten it.

Thanks, Captain - and Fred!
I've added the shortcut link here: 

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/03/11 - "B-24 bomber plant":

My uncle Billy was shot down over Poland in one of the "Fords", no reflection on their product - the Germans were trying to kill him.
William Neal Hobbs II

B24 Bomber Plant Video

Henry Ford was determined that he could mass produce bombers just as he had done with cars. He built the Willow Run assembly plant and proved it. It was the world's largest building under one roof. Even then FORD HAD A BETTER IDEA!

This film will absolutely blow you away - one B-24 every 55 minutes. ADOLF HITLER HAD NO IDEA THE U.S. WAS CAPABLE OF THIS KIND OF THING.  There is no way he could have even guessed. 

For those who live outside of Michigan, Willow Run is near Belleville, Canton, and Ypsilanti, MI.

It's amazing that one B-24 (built with over 1.225 million parts) came off the assembly line every 55 minutes.

Take a few minutes to watch this snapshot of history. OR

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks so much, Bill - and your Uncle Billy, too!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 02/03/11 - "Best weather map ever":

This is the neatest thing !!

Just move your cursor around the map and see what the current temperatures and weather conditions are in cities all over North America.

   WOWZERS! I really, really like this! Thanks, Dools!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/03/11 - "Some":

Tired of having to balance his wife Cindy's checkbook, Mike made a deal with her; he would look at it, but only after she had spent a few hours trying to wrestle it into shape.

The following night, after spending hours poring over stubs and figures, Cindy said proudly, "I've done it! I made it balance!"

Impressed, Mike came over to take a look. "Let's see... mortgage 850.00, electricity 70.50, phone 55.00." His brow wrinkled as he read the last entry. "It says here ESP, $615. What the heck is that?"

"Oh," she said, "That means, Error Some Place!"


Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, "I'll bet you don't know what day this is."

"Of course I do," he answered as if he was offended, and left for the office.

At 10:00 a.m., the doorbell rang and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box of a dozen long stemmed red roses. At 1:00 p.m., a foil-wrapped, two-pound box of her favorite chocolates was delivered. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress.

The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home.

"First the flowers, then the chocolates and then the dress!" she exclaimed. "I've never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!


The banana loaf I was making was in the oven when my 16-year-old came into the kitchen where the family had gathered.

"That bread smells about done don't you think, Mom?" he asked.

I told him I had set the timer and it was fine.

A little later he repeated his suggestion. "Mom, I really think that loaf is done. Maybe you should check it."

Always quick to come to my defense, my 13-year-old son said, "Eddie, Mom's been burning that banana bread for 20 years now. I think she knows when to take it out."


A 17-year-old girl came home with five job applications. She carefully filled them out, and later asked her mother to look them over.

All the answers were clear and concise and she noticed that on all five applications, under "Previous Employment", she had listed "Baby-sitting".

But then she read, under "Reason for Leaving" her daughter had answered, "Parents came home."


Handy Hint

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.


Wisdom Tip

Keepin' It Clean
Could your allergies be stirred up by your car? Well, you may not be allergic to the motor, but allergens from animals and plants are easily transported through fabrics of all different types. And while you wash your clothes regularly, allergens can easily collect in your car's interior. Keeping your car clean and well-vacuumed is the best way to keep the allergens out.

Automotive :: #651
By Nancy R. from Columbus, OH USA.


Handy Hint

Put a slice of fresh bread on top of an aluminum foil sheet in the cookie jar. The bread will dry out and the cookies will become a tad softer.

   Thanks, Shari!


From Will and Guy's Joke of the Day - 02/03/11:

How Smart is Your Right Foot?

This is so frustrating! Give it a go This is so funny/weird that it will boggle your mind. And if you are anywhere near as stubborn as I am, you will keep trying at least a few more times to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't.

1) While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2) Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand.

3) Your foot will change direction. I told you so. And, there's nothing you can do about it! Go ahead: KEEP TRYING ALL YOU WANT.
Have a great day. Now get back to work.

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Greg, the three year old, put his shoes on by himself. His father, Barry, noticed that the left shoe was on the right foot and vice-versa. He sat Greg down on a chair and said quietly, 'Greg, your shoes are on the wrong feet.'

He looked up at his father with a quizzical expression and replied, 'Don't mess me about, Dad, I know they're my feet.'


Family Feet Business

I heard once of story of a family firm who cornered the feet market.  One brother sold shoes, each shoe had a hidden fatal flaw.  As a direct result the victim's feet needed treatment with the second brother, who was the only Chiropodist in town.

Legend had it that the chiropodist was so incompetent that the only way the victim could get home was in a taxi.  You're ahead of me now, the third brother had the only taxi firm for miles around.


1. 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.

2. Thursday, March 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, 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.

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

5. 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

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 12/30/10

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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Music! Music! Music!

Written by Stephen Weiss and Bernie Baum (13 Oct 1929 - 28 Aug 1993), 1949

Recorded by Teresa Brewer (07 May 1931 - 17 Oct 2007), 1949

Put another nickel in
In the nickelodeon
All I want is havin' you
And music! music! music!

I'd do anything for you
Anything you'd want me to
All I want is kissin' you
And music! music! music!

Closer, my dear, come closer
The nicest part of any melody
Is when you're dancing close to me

So, put another nickel in
In the nickelodeon
All I want is lovin' you
And music! music! music!


SPOKEN: "C'mon, everybody! Put some nickels in! And keep that old
Nickelodeon playing!"

Dum-dee-dum dee-dah-dee-dum
Dum-dee-dum dee-dah-dee-dum
Dum-dee-dum dee-dah-dee-dum
And music! music! music!

Dum-dee-dum dee-dah-dee-dum
Dum-dee-dum dee-dah-dee-dum
Dum-dee-dum dee-dah-dee-dum
And music! music! music!

"Music, Music, Music" midi courtesy of - 02/09/11

"Music, Music, Music" lyrics courtesy of - 02/09/11

Animated Juke Box clip art courtesy of

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!!

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

Animated Green Musical Staff Divider Line clip art courtesy of

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

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

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!

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