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02/28/16 - 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!

   Happy Leap Year Day Birthday tomorrow to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH !  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 - Alan Cohen ('57)

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 The late       Roland McCoy (June '45) (deceased - 09 Jan 2015);

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.


Monday, February 28, 1966 - Basketball player Vincent Askew was born Vincent Jerome Askew in Memphis, Tennessee.

Monday, February 28, 1966 - Footballer Paulo Futre was born Paulo Jorge dos Santos Futre in Montijo, Portugal.

Monday, February 28, 1966 - Archbishop Jovan VI of Ohrid was born Zoran Vraniškovski (Архиепископ Јован Вранишковски) in Bitola, Macedonia.

Monday, February 28, 1966 - Journalist and activist Edita Mildažytė was born in Kapsukas (now Marijampolė), Southern Lithuania.

“In this world in which we live, there is a tendency for us to describe needed change, required help, and desired relief with the familiar phrase, "They ought to do something about this." We fail to define the word they. I love the message: "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me." Tears came to my eyes when I read of a young boy in one of our eastern cities who noticed a vagrant asleep on a sidewalk and who then went to his own bedroom, retrieved his pillow, and placed it beneath the head of that one whom he knew not. Perhaps there came from the past these welcome words: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me" (Matthew 25:40).”

- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 02/26/16:


   So true. Everyone is so busy these days we forget the small things.

      ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Catherine!



        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/27/16 - "The Development of the Automobile Radio":

The Development of the Automobile Radio

History of the car radio

Seems like cars have always had radio's, but they didn't!  Here's the story!  One evening, in 1929, two young men named William Lear and Elmer Wavering drove their girlfriends to a lookout point high above the Mississippi River town of Quincy, Illinois, to watch the sunset.  It was a romantic night to be sure, but one of the women observed that it would be even nicer if they could listen to music in the car.
Lear and Wavering liked the idea. Both men had tinkered with radios.  Lear served as a radio operator in the U.S. Navy during World War I, and it wasn't long before they were taking apart a home radio and trying to get it to work in a car.  But it wasn't easy!  Automobiles have ignition switches, generators, spark plugs, and other electrical equipment that generate noisy static interference, making it nearly impossible to listen to the radio when the engine was running.
One by one, Lear and Wavering identified and eliminated each source of electrical interference.  When they finally got their radio to work, they took it to a radio convention in Chicago.  There they met Paul Galvin, owner of Galvin Manufacturing Corporation.  He made a product called a battery eliminator, a device that allowed battery-powered radios to run on household AC current.  But as more homes were wired for electricity, more radio manufacturers made AC-powered radios.  

Galvin needed a new product to manufacture. When he met Lear and Wavering at the radio convention, he found it.  He believed that mass-produced, affordable car radios had the potential to become a huge business.  Lear and Wavering set up shop in Galvin's factory, and when they perfected their first radio, they installed it in his Studebaker.  Then Galvin went to a local banker to apply for a loan. Thinking it might sweeten the deal, he had his men install a radio in the banker's Packard.  

Good idea, but it didn't work!  Half an hour after the installation, the banker's Packard caught on fire. Needless to say, they didn't get the loan!  Galvin didn't give up.  He drove his Studebaker nearly 800 miles to Atlantic City to show off the radio at the 1930 Radio Manufacturers Association convention. Too broke to afford a booth, he parked the car outside the convention hall, and cranked up the radio so that passing conventioneers could hear it.
That idea worked!  He got enough orders to put the radio into production.  What's  in a name?  That first production model was called the 5T71.  Galvin decided he needed to come up with something a little catchier.  In those days, many companies in the phonograph and radio businesses used the suffix "ola" for their names, such as Radiola, Columbiola, and Victrola were three of the biggest. Galvin decided to do the same thing, and since his radio was intended for use in a motor vehicle, he decided to call it the Motorola.
But even with the name change, the radio still had problems.  When Motorola went on sale in 1930, it cost about $110 uninstalled, at a time when you could buy a brand-new car for $650, and the country was sliding into the Great Depression. By that measure, a radio for a new car would cost about $3,000!
In 1930, it took two men several days to put in a car radio.  The dashboard had to be taken apart so that the receiver and a
single speaker could be installed, and the roof of the car had to be cut open to install the antenna.  These early radios ran on their own batteries, not on the car battery, so holes had to be cut into the floorboard to accommodate them.  The installation manual had eight complete diagrams and 28 pages of instructions. Selling complicated car radios that cost 20 percent of the price of a brand-new car wouldn't have been easy in the best of times, let alone during the Great Depression. 
Galvin lost money in 1930 and struggled for a couple of years after that. But things picked up in 1933 when Ford began offering Motorola's, pre-installed at the factory.  In 1934 they got another boost when Galvin struck a deal with B.F. Goodrich tire company to sell and install them in its chain of tire stores.  By then the price of the radio, with installation included, had dropped, so the Motorola car radio was off and running.  

The name of the company would be officially changed from Galvin Manufacturing to Motorola in 1947.  In the meantime, Galvin continued to develop new uses for car radios.  In 1936, the same year that Motorola introduced push-button tuning, it also introduced the Motorola Police Cruiser, a standard car radio that was factory preset to a single frequency to pick up police broadcasts.
In 1940 he developed the first handheld two-way radio, the Handy-Talkie, for the U. S. Army.  That name eventually was changed to "Walkie-Talkie!"  A lot of the communications technologies that we take for granted today were born in Motorola labs in the years that followed World War II.  In 1947 they came out with the first television for under $200.  In 1956 the company introduced the world's first pager.  In 1969 the radio and television equipment that was used to televise Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon was introduced.  In 1973 Motorola invented the world's first handheld cellular phone and we all know what a success that proved to be!   
Today Motorola is one of the largest cell phone manufacturers in the world.  It all started with the car radio!  Whatever happened to the two men who installed the first radio in Paul Galvin's car?  Elmer Wavering and William Lear, ended up taking very different paths in life.  Wavering stayed with Motorola. In the 1950's he helped change the automobile experience again when he developed the first automotive alternator, replacing inefficient and unreliable generators. The invention led to such luxuries as power windows, power seats, and, eventually, air-conditioning.
Lear also continued inventing usable products.  He holds more than 150 patents. Remember eight-track tape players? Lear
invented that, but what he's really famous for are his contributions to the field of aviation. He invented radio direction finders for planes, aided in the invention of the autopilot, designed the first fully automatic aircraft landing system, and in 1963 introduced his most famous invention of all, the Lear Jet, the world's first mass-produced, affordable business jet.  That's not bad for a guy who dropped out of school after the eighth grade! 
Sometimes it is fun to find out how some of the many things that we take for granted actually came into being, and in this case, it all started with a woman's suggestion!!  So, we must remember that each of us have the potential to become whoever we want to be, and that we can invent things that will change the world forever!  It is all up to us and a lot of prayers!
Hope this helps some of you that read it, to realize your dreams can come true.  "It can all happen to you" when you set events into motion.  Maybe you will invent something that will save mankind from their downward spiral.  We can only dream, but dreams must be set in motion, if they are to influence history.  Action creates action which calls for plans, which leads to the development of projects that we can only dream of, but then we must put the dreams into action!  May all of your dreams come true!
God Bless each of you, and remember, keep your eyes on the stars, for one day you may travel among them!

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Haul Party!

       From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 02/27/16 - "Oh, Rats!":

It was a practical session in the psychology class.

The professor showed a large cage with a male rat in it.
The rat was in the middle of the cage.
Then, the professor kept a piece of cake on one side and kept a female rat on the other side.
The male rat ran towards the cake and ate it.
Then, the professor changed the cake and replaced it with some bread.
The male rat ran towards the bread.
This experiment went on with the professor changing the food every time.
And, every time, the male rat ran towards the food item and never towards the female rat.
The professor exclaimed: This experiment shows that food is a more basic need than sex.
Then, one of the students from the back rows said:
"Sir, why don't you change the female rat? She may be his wife!"

     Thanks, George!

“You've got to take the bull between your teeth.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#49 in a series of 60)":


I think you will enjoy this!

  OOH! Thanks, Dools!


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 - 02/27/15:

Juan came up to the Mexican border on his bicycle. He had two large bags over his shoulders. The guard stopped him and asked, "What's in the bags?"

"Sand," answered Juan.

The guard said, "We'll just see about that. Get off the bike." The guard detained Juan overnight and had the sand analyzed, only to discover that there is nothing but pure sand in the bags. He released Juan and let him cross the border.

A week later, the same thing happened. The guard asked, "What's in the bags?"

"Sand," said Juan.

The guard made his thorough examination and discovered that the bags contained nothing but sand. He gave the sand back to Juan, and Juan crossed the border on his bicycle.

This sequence of events was repeated every week for three years.

Finally, Juan didn't show up one day and the guard met him in a Cantina in Mexico.

"Hey, Buddy," said the guard, "I know you are smuggling something. It's driving me crazy. It's all I think about...Just between you and me, what are you smuggling?"

Juan sipped his beer and said, "Bicycles."


1. Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/26/16

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   Y'all take good 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!

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 Navy Flag courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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