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02/17/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Concrete and Clay

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook
that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart
and give thanks for another day of loving.”

- Khalil Gibran
(06 Jan 1883 - 10 Apr 1931)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The theme of today's post-Valentine's Day Newsletter was suggested by        my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL on 02/11/10:

I was cleaning downstairs and thought the Rushmore soundtrack would likely have some suitable songs, and it does.....

Unit 4 + 2 - Concrete & Clay - which I think came out in 1965, even.

BONUS #1 - 

BONUS #2 - - "UNIT 4+2 was the name of a pop group from England. In 1965 they had a Major Hit with Concrete And Clay. This song was so popular that radio stations played it every hour. They were part of the British Invasion that started with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals and many more."

   Thanks, Nathaniel!

   When I read the above description adjoining the video, I silently wondered how that could all be, and I not recognize either the name of the song or the group.  Then I listened to the video, and of course immediately remember it, because yes, it was indeed played just about every hour way back then.   But you've solved a 45-year old personal mystery for me, Pudlet. All I could EVER make out of the lyrics (which are really quite lovely!) was, "feet Begins to crumble!"

   Y'all may have noticed that once again there's no midi playing.  There was one available, but it cost $9.99 and I didn't see a way that I could even preview it, so (cheapskate that I am) I let it pass.


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to the late     Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND    Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;

23 - Richard Prince ('57);

24 -   Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!  


February 17, 1944 - The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll began. U.S. forces won the battle on February 22, 1944.

February 17, 1944 - Operation Hailstone began U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attack against Truk (Chuuk), Japan's main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Eniwetok invasion.


Wednesday, February 17, 1965 - Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launched on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the "Sea of Tranquility" would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

Wednesday, February 17, 1965 - Film director and producer Michael Bay was born in Los Angeles, California.

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 02/16/10 - "    Jean (Poole) Burton ('64 - of RI) looking for the Allman brothers":

Carol Dear,
Thanks for the birthday wishes.  It seems mine is coming around too fast. 

In response to Queen Jean B looking for the Allman brothers, I remember them in Idaho.  I believe the older brother George was also called Buddy.   I remember his parents bought an Edsel which he came to show off to Sue Sutton ('62), Lee's ('64) very attractive older sister.  Hunter was in school with Porter Blakemore ('64), Lee, and several other Virginia children.  Last summer, you had a request from Hampton High School Class of 1964 Reunion committee to help them locate some of their missing classmates.  I contacted the e-mail persons and quickly got a response.  However, I can't seem to locate it at this time.  I did ask about Hunter Allman and believe he is still in the Hampton Roads area.  The elder George Allman was from Louisa, VA. and I believe that is where Buddy is located.  I haven't seen Hunter since the dances at Willis.  Remember, Jean??? 

I'm enjoying all the pictures of snow from Utah to VA.  This weekend is calling for 70's down here in frigid Tampa. I'll be thinking about all of you back home.

Linda LL

   Thank you, Linda-Linda! (I wuz gonna say sumpin' else, but I fergot whut it wuz.....)

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 02/16/10 - "RIVERDANCE WANNABEES":

I was amazed! 

RIVERDANCE WANNABEES - Stavros Flatley Dancers - Britain's Got Talent 2009 - Audition - Episode 1

   This is beyond delightful, Judy! Thanks so much!

  From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/16/10 - "Grand Kids":

Hi Carol

Getting grandchildren is certainly a great reason for having kids!


Even if you do not have kids or grand kids, you will get a kick out of this - this reminds me of the years ago Art Linkletter show's segment, "Kids Say the Darndest Things!"


1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye....

2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"

3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"

4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. "We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods."

The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"

5. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story.

"What's it about?" he asked. "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."

6. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!"

7. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."

8. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure." "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised "Mine says I'm 4 to 6."

9. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today."

The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said. "How do you make babies?"

"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."

10. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher.

The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."

The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.

"Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."

11. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties.

"They use him to keep crowds back," said one child.

"No," said another. "He's just for good luck."

A third child brought the argument to a close. "They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."

12. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."

13. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!

14. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.


   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Mike!

From - 02/10/10 - "100 Ways To Say I Love You":

Words of Love
By Beverly Beckham and

I found it in a manila envelope marked "Important" in my mother-in-law's small, neat handwriting. It's a book called Love Notes, and the o's in the title are little red hearts, and there's a big heart stamped and ready to be filled on every page.

"I think my Grandma is the best Grandma in the hole, wide world," it begins, a crayon drawing of Grandma inside the heart, too, eyes bright blue, a big smile on her face.

"Why is Grandma nice?" And there's a drawing of a bluebird.

"I love my Grandma!" And there's a heart within a heart.

"A Grandma is made out of sugar, spice, and everything nice. Plus neatness in her house!" And there's a picture of a neatly made bed. And on it goes, 100 pages and 100 different ways of saying, I love you.

My daughter, Julie, who is now 33, made this book for her grandmother many years ago. I don't remember her doing it, or my taking it from her grandmother's house and saving it. But here it is, proof that love lives on.

Show and Tell

I knew that my children loved their grandmother. When they were little they begged to sleep at her house and eat at her table and ride in the car with her, no matter where she was going. Being with Grandma was all they cared about. Even when they were grown up, in high school and college, then gone, they'd come home and sit at her table and listen to her stories and eat Milano cookies. They'd drive her to the hairdresser, or wherever else she wanted to go.

I knew they shared a bond. But what I didn’t know then, what I didn’t understand until I became a grandmother myself, was the depth of that bond. Because I couldn't know how much she loved them back.

She so obviously treasured her book, Love Notes. She saved it. She labeled it. Those sayings were dear to her heart: "Love is a many splen-dered thing! Cause of Grandma." "Grandma and love are two different words. But in a sentence, quite the same." "Grandmas are made out of fun."

Poets have written fancier. Musicians have crooned and screamed and rocked and rapped. The greeting card companies have made an industry of love.

But here in the earnest, misspelled words of a child, is the pure and quiet love that exists between grandparents and grandchildren.

The old joke about why grandparents and grandchildren get along — because they have the same enemy? That’s not the reason. They get along because grandparents and grandchildren accept each other. I love you, we say, not just on Valentine’s Day but every day.

I love you, just the way you are.

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 02/16/10 - "Pound Cake Recipe":


This lady is funny - check it out. I laughed so hard.

Got to love it!

Pound Cake Recipe - Jeanne Robertson - "Don't send a man to the grocery store!"

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks again, Jude!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 02/16/10 - "A lot of interesting knowledge.":

Stewardesses' is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

And 'lollipop' is the longest word typed with your right hand.
(Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'.
(Are you doubting this?)

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

The sentence: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' uses every letter of the alphabet.
(Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
(Yep, I knew you were going to 'do' this one.)

There are only four words in the English language which end in 'dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
(You're not possibly doubting this, are you?)

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: 'abstemious' and 'facetious.'
(Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u.)

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
(All you typists are going to test this out.)

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
(Some days that's about what my memory span is.)

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.
(I know some people that could do this too!)

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that also. Actually I know A LOT of people like this!)

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
(Good thing he did that.)

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Now you know more than you did before!!

The  Rain - Thomas Kinkade

This  is a Thomas Kinkade painting.  It's rumored to carry a  miracle!

They say if you pass this on, you will receive a miracle.  I am passing this on because I thought it was really pretty,  and besides, who couldn't use a miracle?!   

   WOWZERS! Great trivia, beautiful image, and I could always use a miracle! Thanks, Dools!

From My Friend, Cheryl, of NC - or possibly somewhere exotic on the other side of the world - 02/16/10 - "Snapdragon":

   WILD GIGGLES! Thank you, Cheryl!

  From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/03/10 - "Seniors (#13 in a Series of 19)":


For anyone age appropriate…that means almost everyone
in the Typhoon Nation !



Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.

Don't is all true...these are the perks of reaching 60 and heading towards 70 and older!

   Thanks, Mike!  


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/16/10:


A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."

The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like."

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, "They will in a minute."


1. Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin.
For details, contact Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

4. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/10
NNHS BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

                                  Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Concrete and Clay

Written by Tommy Moeller and Brian Parker

Recorded by Unit 4 + 2, 1965

You to me
Are sweet as roses in the morning
And you to me
Are soft as summer rain at dawn, in love we share
That something rare

The sidewalks in the street
The concrete and the clay beneath my feet
Begins to crumble
But love will never die
Because we'll see the mountains tumble
Before we say goodbye

My love and I will be
In love eternally
That's the way
Mmm, that's the way it's meant to be

All around
I see the purple shades of evening
And on the ground
The shadows fall and once again you're in my arms
So tenderly

The sidewalks in the street
The concrete and the clay beneath my feet
Begins to crumble
But love will never die
Because we'll see the mountains tumble
Before we say goodbye

My love and I will be
In love eternally
That's the way
Mmm, that's the way it's meant to be

The sidewalks in the street
The concrete and the clay beneath my feet
Begins to crumble
But love will never die
Because we'll see the mountains tumble
Before we say goodbye

My love and I will be
In love eternally
That's the way
Mmm, that's the way it's meant to be

And that's the way
That's the way it's meant to be

That's the way
(that's the way it's meant to be)
Whoa, that's the way
That's the way it's meant to be [Fade]

"Concrete and Clay" lyrics courtesy of - 02/17/10

"Lasting Love" title clip art courtesy of - 02/17/10

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Flower Bar Divider Line #45 clip art courtesy of - 01/10/10

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

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

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

Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of - 05/04/09

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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