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02/20/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Only the Lonely

“Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word
but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask.
The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.”

Joseph Conrad
(03 Dec 1857 - 03 Aug 1924)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme is making its third appearance here:

BONUS - - Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison, 1960


"Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)" is a 1960 song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson.[1] Recorded by Orbison, it became his first major hit. As an operatic rock ballad, it was a sound unheard of at the time, described by the New York Times as expressing "a clenched, driven urgency".[1] It is seen as a seminal event in the evolution of Rock and Roll. Released as a 45rpm single by Monument Records in May, 1960, "Only The Lonely" went to No. 2 on the United States Billboard pop music charts in late-July 1960 and to No. 14 on the Billboard R&B charts [2]. "Only the Lonely" reached Number One in the United Kingdom, a position it achieved on 20th October 1960, staying there for two weeks (out of a total of 24 weeks spent on the UK singles chart from 28th July 1960).[3]

In 1999, "Only the Lonely" was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it #232 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


 From Ann Allen ('65) of NC - 02/19/11:

Hi Carol -

Thought you might like to pass this information along in the newsletter, especially since this month is HEART month. I went to my primary care physician for a regular physical on Feb 15. I asked if we could do an electrocardiogram because I'd had a sharp pain in my left chest for about a week. It would come and go and felt like a charley horse but I had no other symptoms. To make a long story short I wound up in an ambulance going to the hospital. The cardiologist put me through a stress test and ran another EKG and told me there was a ninety percent chance from those tests that my heart was okay. Not being content with 90% and with the pain continuing, I asked what could we do the raise those odds a bit. So I had an angioplasty and a stent inserted in my right coronary artery because of a 95% blockage, all done February 16. I pass this on to you all because there's lots to be learned here:

1. If you've got a chest pain don't ignore it til your regular doctor visit.
2. Women often have different symptoms than the classic heartburn/pain in the upper left arm.
3. A stress test and EKG are good test tools but they aren't perfect. If other more sensitive tests are available don't settle for 90% odds. Insist on the additional tests. IT'S YOUR ONE AND ONLY HEART!

Carol, your little heart at the bottom of your email has special meaning to me now. Thanks!!!! Ann Allen

   YOWZERONI!!! Thank you so much for this timely warning, Ann! Please take good care of yourself! 


1. Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA - 02/19/11 - "E Mail":

Would like to receive e mail updates daily. Went to NNHS for 8th, 9th &10th Grades. Live in Gloucester, VA 23061.

Post my e-mail please - Birthday April 28th,1946. Retired from the Northrop Grumman, Newport News Shipbuilding in 2009 after 43 years & 7 months service. Married 45 years to Leila & have one son Marvin Jr., 44 years old.

Thanks & have a super day.

Marvin Barnes

   Welcome aboard, Marvin! I've added you to my mailing list, the Alumni and Contact Lists for your class, and the Birthday Page:



  Happy Birthday today to     Bobby Callis ('64) of WV!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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

23 - Richard Prince ('57);
25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57)
AND the President of the Class of 1965,     Joe Wingo of NC!

27 -     Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND       Phil Hammond ('64) of UT AND     My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 02/19/11:




   What great news!  Thanks for sharing that with us, Jamey!

   After a slight relapse on Friday, I seem to be doing much better today - thanks again! You take care of yourself, too!

  From Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA - 02/19/11 - "         Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN":

Hi Carol,

I grew up across Wilson School from Sydney and        Nancy (Dearing Berry - '62 - of TX)............. They are included in my childhood memories. I was so sorry to hear of his wife's death and would like to let him know that I am thinking of him and will pray he gets through this with the peace of God. I lost my husband and know what it is.

Helen Avant Neal ~ 1957

   Thank you so much, Helen! I hope you and Sydney have contacted one another now; I know he'll appreciate your concern!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/19/11 - "HISTORY EXAM---my score is 20!!":

I think I've seen this before or I got real lucky!! I'm sending this only to my mature email buddies and friends--which in most cases are the same!!

HISTORY EXAM---my score is 20
NO Cheating - don't look at the answers until you take the test!!!!

HHistory Exam...
Everyone over 40 should have a pretty easy time at this exam. If you are under 40 you can claim a handicap.

This is a History Exam for those who don't mind seeing how much they really remember about what went on in their life.

*** Get paper & pencil & number from 1 to 20.
****Write the letter of each answer & score at the end.

Then before you pass this test on, put your score in the subject line. Send to friends so everyone can HAVE FUN!!!! Also send it back to me.

1. In the 1940s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?
A. On the floor shift knob.
B. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch....
C. Next to the horn.

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?
A. Capture lightning bugs.
B. To sprinkle clothes before ironing.
C. Large salt shaker.

3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?
A. Cows got cold and wouldn't produce milk.
B. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled.
C. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and milk would freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle top.

4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?
A. Blackjack
B. Gin
C. Craps

5. What method did women use to look as if they were wearing stockings when none were available due to rationing during WW II.
A. Suntan
B. Leg painting
C. Wearing slacks

6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?
A. Studebaker
B. Nash Metro
C. Tucker

7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?
A. Strips of dried peanut butter.
B. Chocolate licorice bars.
C. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.

8. How was Butch wax used?
A. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up.
B. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing..
C On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust.

9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?
A. With clamps, tightened by a skate key.
B. Woven straps that crossed the foot.
C. Long pieces of twine.

10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?
A. Consider all the facts.
B. Ask Mom.
C. Eeny-meeny-miney-MO.

11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940s and 1950s?
A. Smallpox
C. Polio

12. 'I'll be down to get you in a________, Honey'
B. Taxi
C. Streetcar

13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pony?
A. Old Blue
B. Paint
C Macaroni

14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?
A. Part of the game of hide and seek.
B. What you did when your Mom called you in to do chores.
C. Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.

15. What was the name of the Indian Princess in the Howdy Doody Show?
A. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
B. Princess Sacajawea
C Princess Moonshadow

16. What did all the really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?
A. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to get you high.
B. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the window.
C. Wrote another pupil's name on the top, to avoid their failure.

17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
A.. To keep you out of mischief by licking the backs, which tasted like bubble gum.
B. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various household items.
C. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on tattoos.

18. Praise the Lord, & pass the _________?
A.. Meatballs
B. Dames
C. Ammunition

19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song 'Cabdriver' a hit?
A. The Ink Spots
B.. The Supremes
C. The Esquires

20. Who left his heart in San Francisco ?
A. Tony Bennett
B. Xavier Cugat
C. George Gershwin
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1. (b) On the floor, to the left of the clutch. Hand controls, popular in Europe, took till the late '60's to catch on.

2. (b) To sprinkle clothes before ironing. Who had a steam iron?

3. (c) Cold weather caused the milk to freeze and expand, popping the bottle top.

4. (a) Blackjack Gum.

5. (b) Special makeup was applied, followed by drawing a seam down the back of the leg with eyebrow pencil.

6. (a) 1946 Studebaker.

7. (c) Wax coke bottles containing super-sweet colored water.

8. (a) Wax for your flat top (butch) haircut.

9. (a) With clamps, tightened by a skate key, which you wore on a shoestring around your neck.

10. (c) Eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

11. (c) Polio. In beginning of August, swimming pools were closed, movies and other public gathering places were closed to try to prevent spread of the disease.

12. (b) Taxi, Better be ready by half-past eight!

13. (c) Macaroni.

14. (c) Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.

15. (a) Princess Summerfallwinterspring. She was another puppet.

16. (a) Immediately sniffed the purple ink to get a high.

17. (b) Put in a special stamp book, they could be traded for household items at the Green Stamp store.

18. (c) Ammunition, and we'll all be free.

19. (a) The widely famous 50's group: The Inkspots.

20. (a) Tony Bennett, and he sounds just as good today.


17- 20 correct: You are older than dirt, and obviously gifted with mental abilities. Now if you could only find your glasses. Definitely someone who should share your wisdom!

12 -16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but you're getting there.

0 -11 correct: You are not old enough to share the wisdom of your experiences.

Send this to your ('old') friends with your score in the subject line.

   Thanks, Wayne Honey! I only answered 18 correctly (still older than dirt!). I missed #1 and #6, but they were both car questions, and as y'all know, I don' know nuffin' 'bout cars!

>      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/19/11 - "3 Questions for a Redneck Engineer":

This is it!! Take care!!

Three Questions for a Redneck Engineer...

Question # 1??:  
How much does a house weigh?

Question # 2??:
How much weight can a rural two-lane bridge hold???


and... Question #3??:




       Thanks again, Wayne Honey!


From A Joke A Day -

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. As they lay down for the night, Holmes said:” Watson, look up into the sky and tell me what you see?"

Watson said, "I see millions and millions of stars."

Holmes: "And what does that tell you?"

Watson: "Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Theologically, it tells me that God is great and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorogically, it tells me that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?"

Holmes: "Somebody stole our tent."

1. 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.

2 . 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.

3. 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

4. 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

5. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at - CLASS OF 1966

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 02/18/11

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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Only the Lonely

Written by Roy Orbison (23 Apr 1936 – 06 Dec 1988) and Joe Melson (b. May 1935), 1960

Only the lonely

Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
Know the way I feel tonight (ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah)
Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
Know this feelin’ ain’t right (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)

There goes my baby
There goes my heart
They’re gone forever
So far apart

But only the lonely
Know why
I cry
Only the lonely

Only the lonely

Only the lonely
Know the heartaches I’ve been through
Only the lonely
Know I cried and cried for you

Maybe tomorrow
A new romance
No more sorrow
But that’s the chance - you gotta take
If your lonely heart breaks
Only the lonely


"Only the Lonely" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Only the Lonely" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Lonely Man Image courtesy of - 03/28/05

Lonely Woman Image courtesy of - 03/28/05

Grey Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/21/04

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

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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 Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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!!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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