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02/25/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Book of Love

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

- Bruce Lee
( 27 Nov 1940 - 20 July 1973)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Though fifty-five years have passed, I have yet to hear a single person utter the words, "I wonder.." without responding (at least silently), "who wrote the book of love?"

BONUS - - The Book of Love - The Monotones, 1957 - The video quality on this fades out from time to time. I like that; my memories of that time do the same thing.


"The Book of Love" (also titled "(Who Wrote) The Book of Love") is a rock and roll song, originally by The Monotones. It was written by three members of the group, Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick, and it peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lead singer Charles Patrick heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line "wonder where the yellow went". From there he got the idea for the line, "I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love", working it up into a song with Davis and Malone. The "boom" part of the song was a result of a kid kicking a ball against the garage while they were rehearsing. It sounded good, so they added it to the song.

In September 1957, the Monotones recorded "The Book of Love", which was released on the Mascot label in December that year. The small record company could not cope with its popularity, and it was reissued on Chess Records' subsidiary Argo label in February 1958. It attained a Billboard ranking of #5 for pop songs and #3 for R&B in 1958. It also reached #5 in Australia...


   Happy Birthday today to  Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND     The President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

    28 -    Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;

    29 - What WOULD Be a Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to: Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;

    01 - Alan Cohen ('57);

    03 -
      Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA!

       Many Happy Returns to You All! 


    February 25, 1932 - Adolf Hitler obtained German citizenship by naturalization, which allowed him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.

    February 25, 1941 - February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike was declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.

    February 25, 1945 - Turkey declared war on Germany.

    TODAY IN 1963:

    Monday, February 25, 1963 - Convicted serial killer and sex offender Joseph E. Duncan III was born in Tacoma, Washington.

    Monday, February 25, 1963 - Baseball player Paul O'Neill was born Paul Andrew O'Neill at Columbus, Ohio.

    Monday, February 25, 1963 - Professional wrestler Doug Stahl was born..

    Monday, February 25, 1963 -  Anthropologist Melville J. Herskovits (b. 10 Sept 1895 in Bellefontaine, Ohio) died in Evanston, Illinois at the age of 67.

    From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 02/24/13 - "You will enjoy this one!!.. 1949 Mercury Dwarf Car Video":

    You got to see it to believe it  - - Ernie Adams tells us about his 1949 Mercury Dwarf Car in this professionally produced video. See the car's features up close. Learn about the building process. Ernie even takes it for a spin around the block. Enjoy!

       OHHHHH, John! I could never be described as a "car person" - I mean, I chose never to learn to drive! - but ya gotta know this one had me drooling!  Thanks so much!

      From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/24/13 - "Bud the Cowboy":

    An old joke with a new twist.

    Bud the Cowboy

    A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in Montana when a new BMW advanced toward him.

    The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and YSL® tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"

    Bud looks the yuppie, then looks at his herd and answers, "Sure, why not?"

    The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell® notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3® cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop® and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany ...  Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot® that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL® database through an ODBC connected Excel® spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry® and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

    Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet® printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

    "That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.

    He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

    Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

    The young man says, "Okay, why not?"

    "You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government", says Bud.

    "Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

    "No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter."

    "This is a herd of sheep. Now give me back my dog.”


         Thanks, Ruthie!

          From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/24/13 - "A Brain Scrambler and Household Tips":

    Lying Congregation

    A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17."

    The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Nearly every hand went up.

    The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only 16 chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."


    In the small, family-owned store in Spokane, Washington where I work, we often get folks from out of town whose idioms are a little different from our own. One day, after parking her car across the street in an attended lot, a young woman came in. She made her purchase and then asked, "Do you give validation?"

    Without batting an eye, my manager replied, "You are an excellent, successful person, and I love your hair."


    Mind Scrambler

    Flat as a leaf, round as a ring; has two eyes; can’t see a thing. What is it?

    Guess and Scroll Down









    ANSWER: A button.



    You're standing on the threshold of success. Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
    - the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

    Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
    - the movie The Lion King

    It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...and forget to live.
    - the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone



    Removing Pet Hair

    * Vacuum the carpet thoroughly, going over hairy areas several times with a brush attachment.
    * Wipe a lightly dampened sponge over hair to lift off.
    * Run the rubber bottom (sole) of a tennis sneaker to pull up hair.
    * Roll several lengths of tape around your hand (sticky side out) to pick up smaller amounts of hair.

    Uses for Clear Nail Polish

    * Dab a tad to stop runs in stockings.
    * Repair a hole in a window or door screen by putting on several layers.
    * Apply to the inside of costume jewelry, so the area that touches your skin won’t tarnish

    Microwave Potpourri

    * If you want to create a fresh-baked pie aroma, put 2 teaspoons of pumpkin-pie spice into 1 cup of water in a large microwave-safe dish. Microwave on HIGH until it boils and then let it set until the water is cool. For other smells, add several cloves, orange or lemon peels or several drops of vanilla.

    Closet Clutter Control

    *Stack plastic “milk crates” to hold sweaters, shoes or purses. You can select a different color for each.
    * Buy plastic clear containers so you can see what’s inside and stack them too.
    * Put an old chest in the closet for more storage.



    ONE is the smallest whole number, yet the most significant.

    We often think of the big numbers; hundreds, thousands, and millions. Life really boils down to ONE.

    One aspect of ONE, I am divinely commanded to help at least ONE person, each day.

    That does two things.

    First, it helps the other person. Whether it is just a compliment, a dollar given to a homeless person, or even something so small as holding the door open for someone, it is help. It helps ease the burden of life for someone.

    Second, it makes me focus on someone other than myself.

    This world is geared to make us self-centered. After all, we have enough stuff of our own to deal with without trying to solve someone else's problems.

    We don't have enough money for us so we focus on the two outside letters of "money" instead on the three inside letters.
    We don't have enough time for us.
    We don't have enough joy, peace, and happiness for us.
    We need our relationships improved.
    We need a compliment and an uplift.

    We need help.

    We often don't have time to think of helping someone else.

    There is a funny thing about helping some"one" else. When you are helping someone else, for that moment in time, your own problems are diminished.

    I will tell you to do as I try to do,

    "Help someone every day."

    If you don't have anything to give them or to spare,

    give them this. Give them MountainWings.

    Suppose you asked, or emailed, or called ONE person and got them to join MountainWings?

    It won't cost you one penny. It will only take a few minutes, probably less than three. During those three minutes, your problems will diminish.

    Maybe you will have to call three people to get ONE to join.
    That's nine minutes.

    As I write this, I think to myself, "When was the last time I personally got anyone to join MountainWings?" It has been so long, I can't remember. I meet a lot of people. Most of them need help in one form or another. Most of them would be greatly helped by MountainWings.

    Today, I will get at least ONE. I will help at least ONE.

    Will it change the world if you get ONE person to join?

    It will change THAT person's world.

    Everyday. What a gift!

    Jesus said, "I tell you there is more joy in heaven over ONE sinner who changes his heart and life, than over ninety-nine good people who don't need to change." (Luke 15:7 NCV)


    Help ONE person today.

    ~A MountainWings Original~

       Thank you, Shari! I've never joined it myself, but I really appreciate your sharing excerpts from MountinsWings with us from time to time!

    BONUS (FLOWER) BOOK (OF LOVE) CROCHET PATTERN: - Crochet Flower Books - Okay, it's a stretch!

    BONUS BOOK OF LOVE RECIPES: - Tara's Book of Love - Five recipes


    From - 02/24/13:

    The driving instructor was giving lessons to an extremely nervous student who panicked whenever another car approached on a particular two-lane road. One day, however, they got to the same stretch of road; and the student remained completely calm.

    “This time you’re doing fine!” exclaimed the instructor. “Yes,” the novice driver agreed.

    “Now when I see another car coming, I shut my eyes.”


    1. Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 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, April 10, 2013 - 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, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,

    PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/04/13

    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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    The Book of Love

    Written by Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick

    Recorded by The Monotones, 1957/8

    [ I wonder, wonder who, bi du du, who
    Who wrote the book of love ]

    Tell me, tell me, tell me
    Oh, who wrote the book of love
    I've got to know the answer
    Was it someone from above

    [ repeat ]

    I love you, darling
    Baby, you know I do
    But I've got to see this book of love
    And find out why it's true

    [ repeat ]

    { Chapter One says to love her
    You love her with all your heart
    Chapter Two, you tell her
    You're never never never never ever gonna part
    In Chapter Three remember
    The meaning of romance
    In Chapter Four you break up
    But you give her just one more chance }

    [ repeat ]

    Baby, baby, baby
    I love you, yes I do
    Well, it says so in this book of love
    Ours is the one that's true

    [ repeat ]

    { repeat }

    [ repeat ]

    Baby, baby, baby
    I love you, yes I do
    Well, it says so in this book of love
    Ours is the one that's true

    [ repeat ]
    I wonder who (yeah)
    Who wrote the book of love

     "The Book of Love" midi courtesy of
    at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/26/03
    Thanks, Dave!

    "The Book of Love" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of,
    also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/26/03
    Thanks again, Dave!

    Big Books and Line of Books Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/01/05

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

    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!

    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!!

    Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

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