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02/28/14 - 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 - Official Live Video


"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 -   The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) (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 1964:

Friday, February 28, 1964 - Cyclist Djamolidine Abdoujaparov (Жамолиддин Абдужапаров) was born in Tashkent, Soviet Union.

Friday, February 28, 1964 - Tenor Fernando del Valle was born Brian Skinner in New Orleans, Louisiana. He took the name del Valle in honor of his grandfather, Fernando Meléndez del Valle, who was also a tenor.[1][2] He is the great, great grandson of Andrés del Valle, President of El Salvador in 1876[3] and a direct descendant of Colonel José María San Martín, President of El Salvador (1854–56) and founder of Santa Tecla, El Salvador.[4][5]

Friday, February 28, 1964 - Author Lotta Lotass was born Britt Inger Liselott Lotass in Gagnef, Dalarna County), Sweden.

From Charlotte Sandefur Wellen of VA - 02/22/14 - "Betty Lackey Sandefur":

Dear Carol, Thanks so much for upkeeping the Newport News High School website. I know it would mean a lot to my mother to have her information here. I thought I would include her bio, so you can upload it when you have the time. Please let me know when you have done it, so I can come back and look at it.

Much love and appreciation for your work!

Charlotte Sandefur Wellen (daughter of Betty Lackey Sandefur and Paul Sandefur, Class of '52).

Betty was born Dec. 16, 1935 to Frederick and Frances Lackey, of Newport News, VA. She had four siblings, already grown and out of the house: Patricia, Grace, Bill, and Bob. After high school, she married Paul Sandefur and had two children, Charlotte Sandefur Wellen (a teacher in Charlottesville, VA) and Ellen Sandefur Morgan (the owner of an online graphic arts business in Ocala, FL). Betty was a tremendous stay-at-home mother and home designer, working with her husband on their second job as local home contractors. There are still about 10 homes in the Hampton, Newport News, York County area that were built by this pair. Betty loved square dancing, bowling, canoeing, and horseback riding. She adored cats and had them throughout her life. She also was an amazing artist and has left behind her quite a few watercolors of her favorite nature scenes. Betty loved volunteering and instilled a love of giving to others in her children. Every summer, she would have them collect about fifty dolls that were in various stages of decay. She would spend the fall repairing them, taking care of the tiniest details, from repainting fingernails and replacing eye lashes, to designing and sewing spectacular new clothing, until the dolls glowed with her talent. Then, she would give these new dolls to Toys for Tots, so they could be given as Christmas presents to children who otherwise would never have had the opportunity to obtain a doll of this quality. Betty was also proud to be a feminist. She was a dedicated part of the women's movement of the 1970's and a card-carrying member of the National Organization of Women. She loved a good argument and was interested in all the most controversial topics of her day. In 1968, she separated from Paul Sandefur and they divorced in 1978.

When both children were in school, Betty went out into the work world, first as a receptionist/bookkeeper for the Bailey Clinic in Yorktown. Next, she shifted to the manager of the credit union for Riverside Hospital in Newport News. She was very proud of her fledgling credit union and this is when she was bitten by the credit union bug and advocated for them throughout the rest of her life. Her next move was to the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Credit Union. There, she became a teller, and then was promoted to become the first woman loan officer. From there, she became the first woman manager of a branch office. From that position, she became the first woman member of the management staff for the main credit union, the Human Resources Officer, in charge of modernizing their personnel practices, an uphill battle that she fought with pride and determination. When she retired, in 1994, she was the much beloved manager of a branch office of the Newport News Credit Union and proudly received a quilt signed by all her employees as a parting gift. She retired at the age of 58, with long-time companion, Ed Eure, to Lady Lake, FL, where she became a very young retiree in that beautiful community. She loved her long afternoons by the pool, playing dominos and card games with friends and loved ones. She spent evenings also by the pool, reading (she was always a loyal member of any library nearby, and instilled a love of reading in her children). After three happy years of retirement, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer of the lining of the lungs, mesothelioma, which she apparently had contracted doing Paul's laundry (he was often covered with asbestos fibers when he came home from his work at NASA in the wind tunnels.) She died with family lovingly around her on October 24, 1997 at the cancer center in Tampa, FL.
   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Charlotte! I really appreciate your letter! It took me longer than I would have liked, but I added it to our archive this way; if this is not the way you envisioned it, please let me know and I'll redo it:
NEW ON SITE: - brand new section! - brand new page!

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC (temporarily of MA) - 02/27/14 - "New Illustrations":

  I'm illustrating a kids' book Diana wrote about an Elephant and her stuffed giraffe and all the fun stuff they do together. So I present to you the first two drawings - Elsie and Egbert.

    AWW! They're so adorable! Great job, Dale! We miss you and your family!    


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/27/14 - "7-year-old conductor":

A 7-year-old boy conducting a symphony orchestra.

He knows every note. Watch the eyes (and smiles) of the musicians how they are following his every command and see his passion in the moment.
After the first minute or so you forget that he is so young and just watch him do his job.

Seven year old Edward Yudenich, conducting the Student Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Music, Paskent, Republic of Ubekistan. He became proficient in violin in one year and learned orchestral conducting in six months. This child isn't just waving his arms around while the orchestra plays. He is into every note. Don't miss the part where he folds his arms and smiles during a gentle part.

   WOWZERONI-RINI! What a beautiful child! He simply glows from within and imparts that to his craft! Thank you so much for sharing this, Jimmy!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#26 in a Series of 26)":


Happy New Year to dog lovers everywhere!

     HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Dools! These have been a real joy!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#12 in a Series of 37)":

Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....

Snow in Russia

Now THIS is winter!


   YIKESARONI! Thanks, Joan!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/19/14 - "LAUGHS FOR THE DAY (#5 in a Series of 16)":

  ...These should be some fun.

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/24/14 - "Who says men can't decorate? (#2 in a Series of 10)":

  Who says men can't decorate?

They can decorate very well!

   SO COOL! Thanks, Ruthie!


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 - 02/27/14:

A famous art collector was walking through the city when he noticed a mangy cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a store and he did a double take. He recognized that the saucer was extremely old and very valuable, so he walked casually into the store and offered to buy the cat for two dollars.

The storeowner replied, "I'm sorry, but the cat isn't for sale."

The collector said, "Please, I need a hungry cat around the house to catch mice. I'll pay you twenty dollars for that cat."

The owner said, "Sold," and handed over the cat.

The collector continued, "Hey, for the twenty bucks I wonder if you could throw in that old saucer. The cat's used to it and it'll save me from having to get a dish."

And the owner said, "Sorry, buddy, but that's my lucky saucer. So far this week I've sold sixty-eight cats."


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 02/20/14

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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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

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

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

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