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02/13/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Cupid

Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”

- William Shakespeare
(baptised 26 Apr 1564 - 23 Apr 1616)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Valentine's Day is tomorrow, so I hope y'all are all ready!

BONUS - Cupid - Sam Cooke


"Cupid" is a 1961 hit single recorded and written by Sam Cooke.[1] (U.S. Pop #17, U.S. R&B #20, U.K. #7.) The song is ranked #452 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


        From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 02/12/14 - "RE: Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66)":


Hi all,

Here she is on her first day of Chemo with her Prayer Shawl on and the wonderful nurse at Mayo. She slept right through it, but on the third day very sick. Stayed in bed after radiation.

Keep the prayers coming.


   GOOD NEWS! Thanks for keeping us posted, Phil! We're keeping all of y'all in our prayers! Give our love to your Valentine!



   Happy Birthday today to    Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia!

     Happy Valentine Birthday tomorrow to       Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND         My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

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

19 -     Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND      Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND      Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

20 -    Bobby Callis ('64) of WV!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 13, 1945 - The siege of Budapest concluded with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.

February 13, 1945 - Royal Air Force bombers were dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.


Thursday, February 13, 1964 - Engineer, captain, and astronaut Stephen Bowen was born Stephen Gerard Bowen in Cohasset, Massachusetts.

Thursday, February 13, 1964 - Singer Yamantaka Eye (山塚アイ) (Boredoms) was born Tetsurō Yamatsuka (山塚徹郎) in Kobe, Japan.

Thursday, February 13, 1964 - Educator and politician Ylva Johansson was born Ylva Julia Margareta Johansson in Huddinge, Sweden.

Thursday, February 13, 1964 - Footballer Paulino Alcantara (b. Paulino Alcántara Riestrá on 07 Oct 1896 in Iloilo City, Philippines) died in Barcelona, Spain at the age of 67.

Thursday, February 13, 1964 - Psychiatrist Werner Heyde, one of the main organizers of Nazi Germany's T-4 Euthanasia Program, (b. 25 April 1902 in Forst (Lausitz), Brandenburg, Germany) hanged himself at the prison in Butzbach at the age of 61.[3]

  From Jim ('65) and   Lynne Dannelly ('65) Brinkley of IA - 02/13/14, 12:06 AM:

Welcome to winter.  We have had snow on the ground here in Indiana for over a month with sub-zero temperatures.  We will pray that you and your family stay warm and not lose your power.  Thanks for all the hard work you are doing in keeping us informed about our classmates.  We really appreciate hearing from you.
Jim and Lynne Brinkley

   Thanks, Jim and Lynne! The "fun" of living here in the South is that we all get to whine and complain about the snow because it falls so very rarely! This morning I heard that over 4300 homes in Wake County, NC were without power, but blessedly we have not been affected to that point here in Cumberland County. We did have about 5" of snow with layers of ice thrown in for excitement, plus the promise of more of each to come, but it's so very beautiful to see!

   From my rear window I can see Ramsey Street (Hwy. 401). It is known far and wide as a training ground for NASCAR wannabes. From time to time due to construction or accidents, I have seen the traffic slow to a standstill, but this morning at 8:00 AM I actually saw something unique. It was empty - nothing moving! It was so unbelievable I stood there watching for five minutes. Finally a truck passed by going north bound. I think it quite unlikely I will ever observe such a sight again!

  From Thelma Baker ('65) of CA - 02/12/14:

Think it would be a lot easier (to issue Newsletters) on a weekly basis. 

    Well, yes - and no! Over the past decade I've tried doing weekly or every other day, but depending on what content I have, I usually become completely confused and the errors multiply. True, much of the standard content I include primarily to amuse myself, but that's another story. Just when I decide to try condensing them into fewer editions, I will receive time-sensitive entries or requests, or celebrations will arise that make that difficult. It also tends to jumble the birthday news. The Newsletters become too long and unwieldy, and I have to omit items. The last time I tried combining two Newsletters in one, it became necessary to split them anyway, and would have been far simpler for me to have stuck to the schedule in the first place. You know me - I'll always manage to find some way to overcomplicate things!

   Thank you, though, Thelma!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/12/14 - "Beautiful Sculpture":


Very lovely portrayal.

Notice how the old woman is gazing back at the life that she is leaving..........then passes through the veil of death into the open arms of the Savior.

The "Come Unto Me" bronze sculpture took more than a year to make its first appearance.          

Unveiled in 2001, the original life-sized bronze monument stands in the grand foyer of the Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George, Utah. It has become a scenic attraction, in addition to a comfort to countless families at a most tender time of their lives.

It portrays the spiritual journey from mortality to immortality: an aged woman's body, returning to its prime, and back to the arms of our Savior.  

Death is not the end. We all have an eternal destiny, as "Come Unto Me" portrays.

   OOH! How lovely! Thank you so much, Billy!

From Spilsbury

‘Come Unto Me’ is a beautiful and inspiring bronze statue which graces the grand foyer of the facility, just outside the elegant chapel, at the top of the grand staircase. It was commissioned through Master Sculptor, Jerry Anderson. Since its unveiling in 2001, there has been an overwhelming emotional response by the thousands whom have seen it in our community and from places afar.

The statue is a gift to the community, offered by Ted and Vivian Spilsbury as a meaningful tribute for the families served at a most tender time, and is available for anybody to experience at any time. ‘Come Unto Me' is intended to provide comfort, peace, hope and inspiration...  READ MORE

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/12/14 - "A REAL WORKING JUKE BOX":

For your listening pleasure ... and nothing to download; just click on the year you want and turn up the volume........



This is "COOL''
.... and it really works

Its a Juke Box!
Click on any year and a Juke Box pops up with 20 hits of that year!

40's JuKeBoX 
1955 JuKeBoX 
1956 JuKeBoX 
1957 JuKeBoX 
1958 JuKeBoX 
1959 JuKeBoX 
1960 JuKeBoX 
1961 JuKeBoX 
1962 JuKeBoX 
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1975 JuKeBoX 
1976 JuKeBoX 
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1978 JuKeBoX 
1979 JuKeBoX


   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Jimmy!

From  - 02/12/14 - "Domain Renewal Notification (":

Dear Customer,

We would like to remind you that your domain name is now registered until 2015-03-02.

This email is a notification that your recurring order has been successfully billed for continued service for this upcoming year in the amount of $95.88....

   A Big Thank You to all of those whose generous donations made this site renewal possible!  

From My Friend, Mariel, of NC - 02/12/14 - "Welcome to North Carolina":

      Thanks, Mariel!

  From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 02/12/14 - "Storm Coming":

    Thanks, Evelyn!

    From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 10/23/13 - "Icy Steps":

  For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dish washing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways.

They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks

   Thanks again, Evelyn!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#12 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 .... (#3 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 (#3 in a Series of 12)":

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

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!


From - 02/11/13 - " Single on Valentine's Day":

Expert Q&A: Create Your Own Valentine's Day

By Dr. LeslieBeth Wish

Q: It's Valentine's Day, and I'm single and miserable. Is there any way I can turn it around?
A: I don't know about you, but I'm really not very fond of those fake, business-driven holidays such as Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. (Okay. I admit, I do like Halloween because I love seeing all the tons of kids in my neighborhood dressed up. Even the teenagers make these amazing costumes.) But, overall, I wince at the spectacle of people in the card and candy aisles at CVS or Walgreen's after work on Valentine's Day. The desperation on their faces is worthy of a scene from a romantic comedy movie.

Yet, it's really hard to ignore totally the merchant assault on your soul. All those watches, men's cologne and ugly jewelry ads or emails about sending cheap-looking flowers in horridly cute pots truly can get to you-especially if you don't have a sweetie.

So, I thought I'd give you some ideas that will help you triumph over Valentine's Day and create sweeties of your own. The goal is to give love so you can get love-which, buried underneath all the sales for flowers, candy, earrings, ties and wallets is the true message. All the suggestions below can break through your loneliness, sadness and feelings of being disconnected in this big, wide world.

1. Make a list of all your close friends and send them free Valentine's Day e-cards.
It's always a good idea to refresh your friends circle.

2. Make a list of friends you haven't contacted in months and years and send them a hello-style Valentine's Day card.
If you can't find one that isn't too romantic or annoying, then just send a friend-card.

3. Call all your single friends and, as in the wonderful very merry un-birthday party in "Alice in Wonderland," have an un-Valentine's Day party.
As a variation, ask each person to bring someone else who is alone or single. You could meet at your favorite gathering place or prepare some food to bring to a friend's house and hang out.

4. Make a list of relatives you'd like to reconnect with but haven't and send them a card or call them.
Contact other relatives for their phone numbers, addresses or emails. This gesture is especially important. In your card or conversation with them talk about your favorite memories of them and ask them questions about your family. Holidays such as Valentine's Day are a great way to learn about your family history. Ask key people if they are willing to make a recording or video of them talking about the family.

5. Round up your friends and develop a plan for contributing to charity that day.
For example, you could contact your local food bank and ask how you can help that day. You and your friends could each cook your favorite dish and bring them to the food bank. Or, you could send ahead of time all those little shampoo and body lotion bottles and other toiletries you've collected from hotels and cruises and arrange to send them to our armed forces troops in Afghanistan and other countries. Or, you could contact Habitat for Humanity or the Red Cross to find out how to send items to the earthquake survivors in Haiti or the Hurricane Katrina survivors in the Gulf Coast states. Or, you could contact the local nursing homes or children's cancer wards and find out what you all can do. Or, well, you get my point.

Giving and connecting are the best ways to overcome the Valentine's Day blues.
Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.

About the Author:

Dr. LeslieBeth Wish, ED.D., MSS is the Official Guide to Family as well as a noted psychologist and licensed clinical social worker, specializing in relationships. For her book about women and love, she welcomes women to take her 17-20 minute online research survey at Also on her website, if you donate $5 to Habitat for Humanity-Sarasota, Florida, you can receive a download of her relationship advice cartoon book for women, "The Love Adventures of Almost Smart Cookie." Follow Dr. Wish on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.


BONUS CUPID'S RECIPES: - Cupid's Chicken 'n' Stuffing - "This main dish looks attractive and is easy to fix. The chicken stays moist, and the savory stuffing that bakes right with it is the perfect accompaniment." - Cupid's Cookies - "This recipe was given to me by a friend to make for our annual Valentine's Day Heart Party a few years ago. The peppermint and chocolate are a flavorful combination." - Cupid's Cups - "When fruity JELL-O Gelatin meets COOL WHIP in these deliciously uncomplicated treats, it's love at first bite."


From - 02/12/14:

A guy was meeting a friend in a bar, and as he walked in he noticed two pretty girls looking at him. He heard one girl say to the other, “Nine.”

Feeling pleased with himself, he swaggered over to his buddy at the bar and told him that the girl in the corner had just rated him a nine out of ten.

“Sorry to spoil your evening,” said his friend, “but when I walked in they were speaking German.”   


1. 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.  

2. 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.

3. 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 02/13/14

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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Written and recorded by Sam Cooke, 1961
(22 Jan 1931 – 11 Dec 1964)

Cupid draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to my lover's heart for me

Cupid please hear my cry
And let your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart for me

Now I don't mean to bother you but I'm in a mess
There's danger of me losing all of my happiness
For I love a girl who doesn't know I exist
And this you can fix


Cupid draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to my lover's heart for me

Cupid please hear my cry
And let your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart for me

Cupid with your arrow make a love storm for me
I promise I will lover her until eternity
I know between the two of us her heart we can steal
Help me if you will

Cupid draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to my lover's heart for me

Cupid please hear my cry
And let your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart for me

Cupid, don't you hear me
Calling you
I need you
Help me

"Cupid" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 02/13/10

Cupid Title clip art courtesy of - 03/29/05

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

Hearts Divider Line 5 clip art courtesy of - 02/16/06

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

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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!

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

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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

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