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02/28/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Still Loving You

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me,
and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Love me and I may be forced to love you.

- William Arthur Ward

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Have I mentioned lately how I love Scorpions? I mean, if you can't have Frank Sinatra singing love songs to you, you could do a whole lot worse than Scorpions!

BONUS - - Still Loving You - Scorpions


"Still Loving You" is a power ballad by Scorpions from their 1984 album Love at First Sting and the soundtrack of the 1984 Paramount motion picture Footloose. It was the second single of the album, reaching #64 on Billboard Hot 100. In France, the single sold 1.7 million copies. The music video was released in July 1984,[1] and was filmed in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Arena.

In an interview with Songfacts, Rudolf Schenker explained "It's a story about a love affair, where they recognized it may be over, but let's try again."[2]

The song is also considered a thinly veiled metaphor for a still divided Eastern & Western Germany. "Your pride has built a wall so strong that I can't get through, is there really no chance to start once again?" "only love can break down the walls someday" and "Yes I've hurt your pride and I know, what you've been through, you should give me a chance, this can't be the end, I'm still loving you" were clear references to the Berlin Wall and the despair many Germans felt about their divided homeland.

A remixed version of the studio album version was included on the album Still Loving You in 1992. The remixed version was also released as a single in Germany and some other European countries. The band has also re-recorded the song twice, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000 for the album Moment of Glory and an acoustic re-working for the album Acoustica in 2001.

Matthias Jabs' guitar soloing is prominent throughout, but the main solo played in the outro is by Rudolf Schenker.


   Happy Birthday today to    Wayne Agee ('58) of FL and also, I suppose to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH - who is actually a Leap Year Day baby, and therefore far younger than any of the rest of us!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Alan Cohen ('57)!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

03 -   Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND    Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;

04 -   Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) - 1922 (deceased - 04/19/05) AND   Roland McCoy (June '45) of VA:

05 -   Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND   Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND   Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA;

07 -   Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 28, 1933 - Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree was passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.

February 28, 1942 -The heavy cruiser USS Houston was sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth which lost 375 men.

TODAY IN 1963:

Thursday, February 28, 1963 - Cyclist Claudio Chiappucci was born in Uboldo, Varese, Lombardy, Italy.

Thursday, February 28, 1963 - The First President of India, Rajendra Prasad (b. 03 Dec 1884 in Ziradei, Bihar, India) died in Patna, Bihar, India at the age of 78.

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 02/27/13 - "House Concert This Saturday (March 2) - Full of Talented Singer / Songwriters":

For details of this fabulous event, contact Terry in Nashville:

RSZP to me at

   Thanks, Terry!

      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 02/27/13 - "Best reasons to shop":


Your Easter peeps are now in stock at Big Lots. Look and drool.


   PEEPS! I LOVE Peeps! Peeps are one of the things about which people tend to have strong feelings. They're a love 'em or hate 'em item. Most of the people in my family tend to fall into the latter category.


   Strangely enough, they always seemed to arrive in plentiful quantities in all nine of the Easter Baskets each year.

    Being the Sweetie-Pie that I am, I always freely agreed to take them off the hands of the Peeps Haters!

   Thanks, Lady!

Easter Sunday, April 11, 1982 Easter Sunday, April 07, 1996

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/27/13 - " Recipe for 'Get Rid Of---Ants, Ants, Ants' ":

I found this on FB, don't know if it works but if you've ever been bothered by those little critters you know you're willing to try anything to get rid of them. File this away for future (summer) use. I know I'm going to!!!

Here's a recipe for Get Rid Of---Ants, Ants, Ants from

   OH, yeah - that'll do it! Thanks, Joyce! Just remember, even though it is mild, boric acid is still a poison, so if children or pets are involved, you may want to try another plan:

From Me ('65) of NC - 02/27/13:

From - 02/25/13 - "How to Relate to Others":






From - 02/25/13 - "How to Relate to Others":

Social Intelligence: 6 Steps to Relationship Success

By Eugene Yiga

"I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." - Vincent van Gogh
Meeting people is easy. In addition to the traditional ways like friends, societies, and other social groups, we now have the internet too. And provided we're prepared to get out of our comfort zones, it shouldn't be too hard.
But getting along with the people we meet is another matter. It's something a lot of us struggle with. Ultimately, it all comes down to developing social intelligence. That requires three things:

1. Relax
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood." - Stephen Covey
Relationships aren't meant to be taken seriously. So keep that in mind whenever it comes to approaching someone new. Don't fold your arms, cross your legs, or scrunch up your face. Be approachable by keeping your body language open. Put your arms at your sides, stand up straight, and lean a little forward. Know that they will enjoy your company.

2. Listen
"There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves." - Albert Guinon
Most of us try too hard to come up with clever things to say. But instead of worrying about your words, why not shut up and take a minute to listen? Take an interest in who they are. It starts with remembering their names but goes a lot further. Ask a lot of questions and encourage them to talk about their lives and the things they're going through. You'll be surprised just how much diversity and depth lies beneath the surface.

3. Connect
"Living in a vacuum sucks." - Adrienne E. Gusoff
The main aim of relationships is to connect with the thoughts and feelings other people are having. Doing so starts with maintaining eye contact (without staring) but also goes a lot further. Oftentimes, rephrasing something they've said is a good way to show you understand the emotion behind the message. They'll be far more inclined to connect with you if you're prepared to show this level of commitment.
"Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses." - Margaret Millar
Choosing your words can make or break an encounter with someone else. But doing so does not have to be hard. Ultimately, it's good to know that as long as you're prepared to make an effort, there are friendly people all over the place just waiting to converse. Go up to them and try the following:

4. Be sincere
"A witty saying proves nothing." - Voltaire
Don't use the conversation to show off how knowledgeable you are about things nobody might even care about. And don't use it as a chance to complain about other people or your problems. In other words, don't talk for the sake of talking. If you don't have anything good to say, you're better off not speaking at all.
Instead, be as neutral as possible. Start with something small like a sincere compliment or even something as clichéd as the weather. When it comes to dealing with people you're just getting to know, it's best to save the potentially controversial topics and heated opinions for later.
"All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others." - Cyril Connolly

5. Be interested
"My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity." - George Bernard Shaw
Remember that the conversation is not about you, as much as you'd like that to be the case. Instead, make it about the other person. Ask people about their lives and take a real interest in what they have to say. When they ask the same of you, it's time to make the connection. Start by finding common ground. Studies show we are actually more inclined to give money to charity if the person asking for it happens to share our name! So find whatever similarities you can and make them known. It could be your background, interests, or even where your grandparents grew up. Common ground is a great way to break the ice and build rapport.

6. Be open
"Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. As the source of both inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continual survival of our species." - Dalai Lama
Relationships are ultimately about opening up and connecting. You can't do that if you're simply focused on keeping things strictly professional. Take the time to get to know new people in your life. Slowly open up by sharing your life and encourage them to do the same. That builds trust. Sometimes you may hit a wall, in which case it might be advisable to simply keep things light. Even relationships like that have their place. But wherever possible, try to find a connection and let it grow. Show love and support because that's what we're here for.

About the Author:

I have been an active writer for over a decade and published my first book in August 2007. This marked the start of Varsity Blah, a personal development blog that has now received almost 250,000 hits from over 120 countries worldwide. This article is one of almost 100 posts that were compiled into my upcoming book, which was reviewed on "This is some very insightful stuff... The way the book is structured, paired with your capabilities of drawing great narrative, leads this on the right path. This cleanses the mind."

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Graduating from college with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano has given me a uniquely creative approach to all I do. As a personal development copywriter, I specialise in creating content on improving health, relationships, finances, and career. This includes writing and editing articles, papers, blog posts, web copy, and much more. My professional background in marketing (as well as my extensive experience as one of the first external bloggers for the World Advertising Research Centre) means I can also provide case studies, company profiles, and whitepapers focused on branding, communications, digital media, and market research.

BONUS LOVE HEARTS CROCHET PATTERN: - June Gilbanks' Love Hearts - "This is a clever little pattern to make sweet hearts in three sizes – each heart builds on the pattern of the previous heart. You can also make a bonus puffy heart to give a total of 4 different designs in this one pattern! String them into a garland, add a pin back to make a cute brooch, or fill a bowl with pretty hearts for Valentine’s Day decorating.... This pattern is Donationware – the pattern is available for free, but if you like it please consider sending (her) a donation to show your appreciation:"

BONUS LOVIN' FROM THE OVEN RECIPE: - Kim's Even Better Snickerdoodle! - "... This cookie is moister than my previous recipe and just a tad bit sweeter (which I prefer). They’re also chewier and less cake-like. I officially dub these the best snickerdoodle recipe.. until proven otherwise."


From - 02/27/13:

If you can’t find a lawyer who knows the law, find a lawyer who knows the judge.


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 02/26/13

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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Still Loving You

- Scorpions, 1984

Time, it needs time
To win back your love again.
I will be there, I will be there.

Love, only love
Can bring back your love someday.
I will be there, I will be there.

Fight, babe, I'll fight
To win back your love again.
I will be there, I will be there.

Love, only love
Can break down the walls someday.
I will be there, I will be there.

If we'd go again
All the way from the start,
I would try to change
The things that killed our love.

Your pride has build a wall, so strong
That I can't get through.
Is there really no chance
To start once again?
I'm loving you.

Try, baby try
To trust in my love again.
I will be there, I will be there.

Love, your love
Just shouldn't be thrown away.
I will be there, I will be there.

If we'd go again
All the way from the start,
I would try to change
The things that killed our love.

Your pride has built a wall, so strong
That I can't get through.
Is there really no chance
To start once again?

If we'd go again
All the way from the start,
I would try to change
The things that killed our love.

Yes I've hurt your pride, and I know
What you've been through.
You should give me a chance
This can't be the end.

I'm still loving you.
I'm still loving you,
I need your love.
I'm still loving you.
Still loving you, baby...

"Still Loving You" midi courtesy of - 02/28/09
at the suggestion of my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 02/25/09
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Still Loving You" lyrics courtesy of - 02/27/09
also at the suggestion of my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 02/25/09
Thanks again, Nathaniel!

Image of the Wizard of Oz Movie Witch's Hourglass Prop Reproduction courtesy of - 02/28/09

Pink and Red Hearts Divider line clip art courtesy of - 08/20/05

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

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!!

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!

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

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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