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02/14/14 - NNHS Newsletter

“Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow
feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.”

- Kay Knudsen

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is Valentine's Day, so I want to send all of y'all my love!

   Today's celebration repeats every possible year, but we've never used this song before. 

BONUS #1 - It's in His Kiss - Betty Everett, 1964

BONUS #2 - It's in His Kiss - Cher, 1990


"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" is a song written by Rudy Clark. The song was made a hit when recorded by Betty Everett, who hit No. 1 on the Cashbox magazine R&B charts with it in 1964. Recorded by dozens of artists and groups around the world in the decades since, the song became an international hit when remade by Cher in 1990...

Dave Marsh in his book The Heart of Rock and Soul opines that Betty Everett's version, "while [credited] as a solo performance is one of the finest girl group hits, undoubtedly the best one made outside the genre's New York City/Philadelphia/Los Angeles "axis""...[1]

Cher's remake was cut for the soundtrack of her 1990 film Mermaids in which it played under the closing credits, and the single's U.S. release coincided with the November release of the film. It peaked at number thirty three on the Billboard Hot 100, and number one in the United Kingdom, where it remained for five weeks, selling a total of 520,000 copies, making it one of the biggest-selling singles by a female artist in Britain in the 1990s. The song was Cher's first solo number one there. At the time, her previous number one in the United Kingdom had been in 1965 with her then husband Sonny Bono and their first hit: "I Got You Babe".

Cher's "The Shoop Shoop Song" also topped the charts in Austria, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and Spain; the single achieved a number two peak in Australia and top ten status in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland...

An episode of Tiny Toon Adventures also featured an animated music video of the original version, with Babs Bunny lip-syncing to the song...


   Happy Valentine Birthday today 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 14, 1942 - The Battle of Pasir Panjang contributed to the fall of Singapore.

February 14, 1943 - Rostov-on-Don, Russia was liberated.

February 14, 1943 - Tunisia Campaign General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launched a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.

February 14, 1944 - The anti-Japanese revolt on Java.

February 14, 1945 - On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces began fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.

February 14, 1945 - Prague was bombed, probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.

February 14, 1945 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relationship.

February 14, 1945 - Mostar was liberated by Yugoslav partisans.


Friday, February 14, 1964 - Cyclist Gianni Bugno was born in Brugg, Switzerland.

Friday, February 14, 1964 - Actor Zach Galligan was born Zachary Wolfe Galligan in New York City, New York.

    From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 02/13/14 - "Thinking of you":

Dear Carol,

I forward this prayer on to you for two reasons. First and foremost, I pray this prayer for you and your family. Secondly, it will reach far more than twelve if it is placed in the newsletter and that’s your call alone to make.

It seems to me that these uncertain times call for a stronger faith. Man is constantly disappointing us so we need God more than ever, in my humble opinion.

As we all reach the point in life where we must accept that we are no longer that indestructible teenager from all too many years gone by, we need something firm to anchor our lives. Believe in things unseen. Prayer works!!

I sincerely hope this prayer brings you peace and joy. I further hope it does the same for all those in Typhoon Land. I suspect we could all use a little peace these days.

God Bless one and all,

  May everyone who receives this message be blessed. There are 12 months,12 disciples,12 tribes of Israel, Jesus' birth celebrated in the 12th month. There is nothing attached. Just send this to 12 others. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost, just a lot of reward. Pray, believing God will answer.

May the Lord use you today to do His work in the lives that surround you.

May today be all you need it to be.

May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts, !rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears.

May God manifest himself today in ways you have never experienced before.

May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your prayers be answered.

I pray that faith enters a new height for you;

I pray that your territory is enlarged.

I pray for peace, healing, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, true and undying love for God.

Now, will you send this to 12 people right now, not "I'll do it later"?. You will have 12 people praying for you...
   Thank you so much, Joe Sweetie!
I really appreciate your thoughtfulness! I know that you - as I - have witnessed the remarkable power of belief and prayer.

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/14/14, 11:09 AM - "To All in Typhoon Land!":

  Happy Valentine's Day to all in Typhoon land......

   Thank you, Wayne! Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/14/14, 12:27 PM - "Happy Valentines Day Video Animation | Sermon Video":

   Thanks so much, Joyce! There's a lot of interesting history given here as well!

  From (Sharon) Tracy MacKeown Heath (Warwick HS - '77) to    Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 02/13/14 - "RE: Wayne Langford ('68)":

Hi Malcolm,

My name used to be Sharon Tracy (the name I go by now) MacKeown, now Heath. When I first got on this site apparently I made the mistake of not telling her my maiden name and she put my request under Tracy Langford Heath and I haven’t been able to contact her to get that changed. Could you help me out? By the way, I remember you when I snuck in the boys club with my brothers. Do you remember Kenny (Whitey)?

Thank you for the memories and help,

Tracy Heath

   From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA to -   From (Sharon) Tracy MacKeown Heath (Warwick HS - '77) - 02/13/14 - "RE: Wayne Langford ('68)":

Yes, I remember Kenny too.
Here is the way to contact Carol on the website: see above under the cc section.
She will receive this information that I am sending you.
Glad to have helped.

   Thank you, Malcolm! I changed Tracy's name on the Alumni Page that holds the listings for the Class of 1977 so that her friends might locate her. I'm really at a loss to say why Tracy has been unable to reconnect with me, as it was she who made the initial contact, plus I added her name to my mailing list with the email addy I copied and pasted directly from her note, sooo I suppose it is as the Bard said in Hamlet:

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in (my) philosophy....."

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 02/13/14 - "House Concert - Feb 22 - Doors Open at 7:00 PM - 2014 Schedule":

  Send RSVP to

Potluck - bring your own drink - $15 Cover to the Songwriters

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Terry! Y'all have fun!


      From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 02/13/14 - "Superstars":

There's a new post on Last Tango With Charis in which I contemplate the antics of superstars.

   OUTSTANDING! Thank you, Charis!

From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 02/13/14 - "Complaining":

  SO TRUE! Thanks, Angela!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/13/14 - "Sometimes...":


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#13 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 .... (#4 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 (#4 in a Series of 12)":

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

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!


From - 02/11/13 - "The Best Valentine's Gift":

What is the Best Valentine's Day Gift?

By  Dr. Charles D. Schmitz and Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz

It is said that some 200 million stems of roses will be sold in the USA on Valentine's Day 2011. Imagine that! That's a lot of expressions of love don't you think! We Americans love Valentine's Day. We relish the opportunity to express our love to the one we love, and we do it through multiple venues.

People propose marriage, get engaged, express love, and give lots of flowers to the one they love on Valentine's Day. What they are really saying is, "You are My Valentine and I love you!" And the truth is, Valentine's Day is romantic and sexual in its orientation for many. It is the ultimate "day of love!"

In so many ways, giving roses to the one you love is an expression of love for someone that really matters to you. Valentine's Day is the perfect time to express your love. But think about it; are there better and less expensive ways to tell someone you love that they are the center of your universe? We think so.

We subscribe to the old adage that the best things in life are free. Valentine's Day doesn't have to cost a dime of your hard-earned money during these trying economic times. Valentine's Day, in the end, is all about love. It is about serving breakfast in bed to the one you love. It is about giving the gift of time instead of lavish or expensive gifts.

Don't over-emphasize the importance of giving THINGS. In the end, the greatest Valentine's gift of all to the one you love is the gift of your time. Our research on six continents of the world and in 45 countries over these past three decades completely supports this notion.

Valentine's Day should be a time to reflect on and a time to share your love with the one you are in love with. When you truly love someone, you spend your "love energy" in the here and now. Valentine's Day sometimes does often conjure up memories of lost love! Forget about that! Spend your time immersing yourself in today's love. Spend your time being thankful for who you love today. Hindsight is always 20-20. Love is sometimes blind, but your heart will tell you the difference. Spend time with the one you love on this highly important day. You will not regret it.

So, who is the love of your life on this Valentine's Day? What do you plan to do to express your love to the one you love? Will it be an expensive affirmation of love? Or, will you give the gift of time to the one you love? The choice is yours.

We vote, however, for the gift of time. When you go to your grave, you cannot take material items with you. You can, however, take memories of love with you with your dying breath. Spending time with the one you love ensures your place in their heart. And you can take that kind of love with you!

Here's what we know. In our thousands of interviews, the most successful marriages and relationships repeatedly report this simple notion -- being with their spouse is the most important part of their day. Nothing about love can replace the intimacy of being alone with your lover. Do not have any illusions when it comes to love -- being with the one you love should be the nirvana of your day. If you don't feel this way, it is time to reflect on your relationship with the one you purport to love.

We are often asked this question--"Does love exist only if you acknowledge it in front of other people?" Our answer -- how ridiculous is this notion! Telling someone you love him or her should occur everywhere -- in public, in private, and all around the town. People in love acknowledge their love wherever and whenever. Where they do it doesn't matter.

Always remember, every day is a day of sunshine when you are with the one you love. Valentine's Day reminds us why our soul mate, our lover, and our best friend is the one we most want to spend our time with and to share our life with.

In the end, there is nothing more important in a loving relationship than the gift of time. Give the one you love this special gift today. You will not regret it. Make this your best Valentine's ever!

In love and marriage the simple things matter. Love well!

About the Author:

As America's #1 Love and Marriage Experts and award-winning authors and the Official Guides to Marriage, Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz help international audiences answer questions about love, marriage and relationships. With 28 years of research on love and successful marriage across six continents of the world and their own 44-year marriage, the Doctors know what makes relationships work.

Get started with America's #1 Love and Marriage Experts by taking their Marriage Quiz or sending your questions to Ask the Doctors for Marriage Advice.

For hundreds of tips to enhance your relationship get the Doctor's best-selling and multiple-award winning book Building a Love that Lasts: The Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage (Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2010) Available wherever books are sold.


BONUS VALENTINE'S DAY RECIPES: - "Find the perfect recipe for a romantic night in! Impress your loved one with tantalizing mains, flirty cocktails and sweet treats."



From - 02/13/14:

At a fabric store, a pretty girl spotted a nice material for a dress and asked the male clerk, "How much does it cost?"

“Only one kiss per yard,” replied the male clerk with a smirk.

“That’s fine,” said the girl. I’ll take ten yards.”

With expectation and anticipation written all over his face, the clerk quickly measured out the cloth, wrapped it up, and then teasingly held it out. The girl took the bag and pointed to the old man standing beside her, and smiled, “Grandpa will pay the bill.”   


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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It's in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)

Written by Rudy Clark (b. 1935)

Recorded by Betty Everett (23 Nov 1939 – August 19, 2001), 1964

Recorded by Cher (b. 20 May 1946), 1990

Does he love me? I want to know
How can I tell if he loves me so?

(Is it in his eyes?)
Oh no, youll be deceived
(Is it in his eyes?)
Oh no, hell make believe

If you want to know
(Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop)
If he loves you so
(Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop)
Its in his kiss
(Thats where it is)

(Or is it in his face?)
Oh no, it's just his charms
(In his warm embrace?)
Oh no, thats just his arms

If you want to know
(Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop)
If he loves you so
(Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop)
Its in his kiss
(Thats where it is)
Oh, its in his kiss, thats where it is

Woah, hug him and squeeze him tight
Find out what you want to know
If its love, if it really is, its there in his kiss

(How about the way he acts?)
Oh no, thats not the way
And youre not listenin to all I say

If you want to know
(Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop)
If he loves you so
(Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop)
Its in his kiss
(Thats where it is)
Oh, its in his kiss, thats where it is

Woah, hug him and squeeze him tight
Find out what you want to know
If its love, if it really is, its there in his kiss

(How about the way he acts?)
Oh no, thats not the way
And youre not listenin to all I say

If you want to know
(Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop)
If he loves you so
(Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop)
Its in his kiss
(Thats where it is)
Oh, its in his kiss
(Thats where it is)

Oh yeah, its in his kiss, thats where it is
Its in his kiss, thats where it is

Its in his kiss, thats where it is
Its in his kiss, thats where it is
Its in his kiss, thats where it is
Its in his kiss, thats where it is

Its in his kiss, thats where it is
Its in his kiss

"Shoop Shoop Song" midi courtesy of Ginger's Music Page 6 - 02/14/14

"It's in His Kiss" lyrics courtesy of - 02/14/14

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

Valentine Forever Yours Image courtesy of - 02/13/12

"Happy Valentine's Day" Title clip art courtesy of - 02/09/07

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

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

Flashing Red Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of ??? - 08/17/05

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

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

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

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

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