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02/11/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Only Love Can Break a Heart

The heart was made to be broken.

- Oscar Wilde
(16 Oct 1854 30 Nov 1900)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Here's another sad pre-Valentine's Day love song!

BONUS - Only Love Can Break a Heart - Gene Pitney


"Only Love Can Break a Heart" is the title of a popular song from 1962 (see 1962 in music) performed by the American singer-songwriter Gene Pitney. The song was written by Hal David (words) and Burt Bacharach (music) and appears on Pitney's second album Only Love Can Break a Heart.

Pitney had enjoyed some success as a songwriter prior to breaking through as a performer in his own right. He wrote the songs "Hello Mary Lou", "Rubber Ball", and "He's a Rebel", the latter a number-one Billboard Hot 100 hit for The Crystals in 1962.[1] Ironically, Pitney's success as a singer was beginning at this time, and "He's a Rebel" kept "Only Love Can Break a Heart" from topping the Billboard pop chart, where it spent one week at number two.,[2] and two weeks atop the Billboard Easy Listening chart in October and November 1962.[3] "Only Love Can Break a Heart" also reached number 16 on the Billboard R&B chart...[3]


     Happy Birthday today to   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA AND Terry Smith ('63)!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

13 -    Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia;

14 -      Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND         My Niece,  Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA;

18 - The late Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND  Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 11, 1942 - The Battle of Bukit Timah was fought in Singapore.

February 11, 1943 - General Dwight David Eisenhower was selected to command the allied armies in Europe.

February 11, 1945 - Yalta Conference: The Yalta Agreement was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin at the Livadia Palace.


Tuesday, February 11, 1964 - Greeks and Turks began fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.

Tuesday, February 11, 1964 - The 9th Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin was born Sarah Louise Heath in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Tuesday, February 11, 1964 - Martial artist and wrestler Ken Shamrock was born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick in Macon, Georgia.

Tuesday, February 11, 1964 - Politician, police chief, and current Prime Minister of Liechtenstein Adrian Hasler was born in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/10/14 - "Stuff You Didn't Know You Didn't Know!":
Stuff You Didn't Know
You Didn't Know!
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

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Coca-Cola was originally green.
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It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
(now get this...)

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The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400

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The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000

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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..

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The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar

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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

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Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock and Charles Thomson.
Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

A. Their birthplace

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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?

A. Obsession

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Q.. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until youwould find the letter 'A'?

A. One thousand
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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?

A. All were invented by women.

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Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey
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Q. Which day of the year, are more collect calls made than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
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In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight'

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It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his new son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.

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In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when
customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.' . . .

It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'
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Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill , they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice.

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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

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1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries...
7. Every commercial on television has a Web site at the bottom of the screen
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life,
is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it !
10. You get up in the morning and go on-line before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. :)
12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list .

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NOW you're LAUGHING at yourself! Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused!" (Unknown Author)
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Go on, forward this to your friends. You know you want to! And try to lick your elbow again!

     Thanks, Haul Party!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/10/14 - "The Things I Owe My Parents":

The Things I Owe My Parents


1.  My parents taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE 
"If you're going to kill each other, do  it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My parents taught me RELIGION.  
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3.  My parents taught me about TIME TRAVEL
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock  you into the middle of next week!"

4. My parents taught me LOGIC
"Because I said so, that's why."

5. My parents taught me MORE LOGIC .  
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My parents taught me FORESIGHT
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My parents taught me IRONY.  
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.."

8.  My parents taught me about the science of OSMOSIS 
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My parents taught  me about CONTORTIONISM
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My parents taught me about STAMINA. 
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone." 

11. My parents taught me about  WEATHER
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it." 

12. My parents taught me about HYPOCRISY
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My parents taught me the CIRCLE OF  LIFE
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.."

14. My parents taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION 
"Stop acting like your father!" 

15. My parents taught me about ENVY
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do." 

16. My parents taught me about ANTICIPATION
"Just wait until we get home." 

17. My parents taught me about RECEIVING 
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My parents taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19. My parents taught me ESP
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My parents taught me HUMOR
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My parents taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up." 

22. My parents taught me GENETICS.  
"You're just like your father."

23. My parents taught me about my ROOTS
"Shut that door behind you.  Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My parents taught me WISDOM.  
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

And my favorite:

 25.  My parents taught me about JUSTICE
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you

       Thanks, Jimmy!

From My Friend, Alice of NV - 02/10/14 - "Learning": 
BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Alice!

From My Friend, Rachel of UT - 02/10/14 - "Accident??": 

AMEN! Thank you, Rachel!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/10/14 - "Snaughlin": 

This somehow happens to me all the time!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#10 in a Series of 26)":


Happy New Year to dog lovers everywhere!

     HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Dools!


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/06/14 - "OLD CANS .... (#1 in a Series of 15)":


He used to go to all the public functions...especially the picture theaters. And he always carried a sugar bag to collect empty bottles and cans. His name was... Albert (Tapper) Torney.

Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and kids would tease and hassle him. Then it was discovered that he sold the empty bottles but only some of the cans.

After he died in 1998 (aged 86) his large collection of model cars made from aluminum cans was discovered.

This goes to prove..."you shouldn't judge a book by its cover" - or a sculptor by his sugar bag. Some of his collection ---- AMAZING!

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Jimmy!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/10/14 - "Maxine on cold weather (#1 in a Series of 12)":

In light of more snow.  Thought you might enjoy these.  :) :)

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!



Broken Heart


Love Hurts: Recipes for a Broken Heart


From - 02/10/14:

man in a Ford Granada pulled up next to a guy in a Rolls Royce at a stop sign. Their windows were open and he yelled at the guy in the Rolls: "Hey, you got a telephone in there?"

The guy in the Rolls said, "Yes, of course I do."

"I got one too... see?"

"Uh, huh, yes, that's very nice."

Then the man in the Granada asked, "You got a fax machine?"

"Why, actually, yes, I do."

"I do too! See? It's right here!"


The light was just about to turn green and the guy in the Granada said, "So, do YOU have a double bed in back there?"

And the guy in the Rolls said, "NO! Do you?"

"Yep, got my double bed right in back here see?!"

The light turned and the man in the Granada took off. Well, the guy in the Rolls was not about to be one-upped, so he immediately went to a customizing shop and ordered them to put a double bed in back of his car.

About two weeks later, the job was finally done and he picked up his car and drove all over town looking for the Granada. He finally found it parked alongside the road, so he pulled his Rolls up next to it. The windows on the Granada were all fogged up and he felt a little awkward about it, but he got out of his newly modified Rolls and tapped on the foggy window of the Granada.

The man in the Granada finally opened the window a crack and peeked out. The guy in the Rolls says, "Hey. Remember me?"

"Yeah, yeah, I remember you. What's up?"

"Check this out I got a double bed installed in my Rolls."

And the man in the Granada said, "YOU GOT ME OUT OF THE SHOWER TO TELL ME THAT?!"


1. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 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 6, 2014 - 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.  

3. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 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. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/10/14

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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Only Love Can Break a Heart

Music by Burt Bacharach (b. 12 May 1928)

Words by Hal David (b. 25 May 1921)

Recorded by Gene Pitney, 1962
(17 Feb 1940 - 05 Apr 2006)

Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it again

(whistling and instrumental)

Last night I hurt you, but darlin', remember this
Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it again, hmm, hmm
You know I'm sorry, I'll prove it with just one kiss
Only love can break a heart only love can mend it agai-ai-ain

Give me a chance to make up for the harm I've done
Try to forgive me and let's keep the two of us one.

Please let me hold you and love you for always and always
Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it agai-ai-ain
Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it--again

(whistling and instrumental)

"Only Love Can Break a Heart" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 02/11/10

Title Image courtesy of - 02/11/10

Animated Hearts Divider Line # 63 clip art courtesy of - 02/11/10

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

Animated Coast Guard and USMC Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

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!!

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of - 09/25/07

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

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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