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03/05/13 - NNHS Newsletter - The Zoo

At 11:30 at night, there is probably no more
exciting place in the world than Times Square.

- James Goldston

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

     Oh, looky.  It's another Scorpions song!  And it's about New Yawk City!!  Now that's a win-win! 

BONUS - - The Zoo - Scorpions, Live


"The Zoo" is a song by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, written by band members Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and Klaus Meine (vocals). It first appeared on the band's 1980 album Animal Magnetism.The song has been featured on a few of Scorpions "Best-Of" compilations, including Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years, Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions, the box set Box of Scorpions and a re-recorded version for the Comeblack album. The song was released as a single in 1980 but had limited chart success, peaking at #75 in the UK.

Although the song performed poorly on the charts, it is a critically acclaimed heavy metal song. One critic notes "The Zoo" is both "ominously slow and melodically accessible," with a key element being the "Berlin burlesque vocal melody."[1] Schenker wrote much of the song's music during the band's first tour of the United States in 1979. When Meine first heard Schenker's riff, it reminded him of the band's earlier visit to a street in New York City, which was humorously called a "zoo."[1] Meine later composed the song's lyrics, which contain references to city streets - most notably, New York's 42nd Street.


   Happy Birthday today to    Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND    Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND   Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

08 -    The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38) (deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of    Steve Burns ('65) of MN;

09 - Patrick Burke ('57) AND   Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND   Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA;

10 -   Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA;

11 -  Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND    Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND   Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA AND  Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


March 05, 1933 - Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party received 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allowed the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.

March 05, 1940 - Members of Soviet politburo signed an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.

March 05, 1942 - The United States Navy Seabees were established.

March 05, 1943 - Germany called fifteen and sixteen year olds for military service due to war losses.

March 05, 1944 - The Red Army began the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.


Tuesday, March 05, 1963 - Televangelist Joel Osteen was born Joel Scott Osteen in Houston, Texas.

Tuesday, March 05, 1963 - Singer Patsy Cline (b. Virginia Patterson Hensley on 08 Sept 1932 in Winchester, Virginia) died in a private plane crash near Camden, Tennessee at the age of 30.

Tuesday, March 05, 1963 - Singer Cowboy Copas (b. Lloyd Estel Copas on 15 July 1913 in Blue Creek, Ohio) died in a private plane crash near Camden, Tennessee at the age of 49.

Tuesday, March 05, 1963 - Singer Hawkshaw Hawkins (b. Harold Franklin Hawkins on 22 Dec 1921 in Huntington, West Virginia) died in a private plane crash near Camden, Tennessee at the age of 41.

  From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 03/04/13 - "WHY DO DOGS LIVE SHORTER LIVES THAN HUMANS?":

Would you believe that we don't have a family pet? This was sent to me from a classmate.


This is a story that melted my heart; I want to share it!

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The six-year-old continued,

"Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.  
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a  joyride.  
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in  your face to be pure ecstasy.  
  • Take naps.  
  • Stretch before rising.  
  • Run, romp, and play daily.  
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch  you.  
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.  
  • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.  
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a  shady tree.  
  • When you're happy, dance around and wag your  entire body.  
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.  
  • Be loyal. 
  • Never pretend to be something you're not.  
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.  
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit  close by, and nuzzle them gently. 


     Thanks so much, Bill! (We don't have a family pet, either.)

     From Me ('65) of NC - 03/04/13 - "Life Is Like...":


  From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 03/01/13 - "If Dogs Worked in Offices... (#4 in a Series of 17)":

      These are hysterical, Bill - thanks!

From - 02/25/13 - "Are Your Children Spoiled?":

Creating Un-Spoiled Children

By Lori Radun

Have you ever wondered if your children are spoiled? I know I have. I was so curious one day that I looked up the definition of a spoiled child on the internet. According to B.D. Schmitt, M.D., author of "Your Child's Health", he says "a spoiled child is undisciplined, manipulative, and unpleasant to be with much of the time. He behaves in many of the following ways by the time he is two or three years old:

- Doesn't follow rules or cooperate with suggestions
- Doesn't respond to "no", "stop", or other commands
- Protests everything
- Doesn't know the difference between his needs and his wishes
- Insists on having his own way
- Makes unfair or excessive demands on others
- Doesn't respect other people's rights
- Tries to control people
- Has a low tolerance for frustration
- Frequently whines or throws tantrums
- Constantly complains about being bored

When I looked at this list, I couldn't help but notice that my kids sometimes display some of these behaviors. Admittedly, I was embarrassed that my children were spoiled. Spoiling our children isn't hard to do and can happen almost accidentally. As moms, it's important to us that our children are loved and taken care of so we do as much as we can for them. We want the best for them, and often protect them from unwanted pain. In a society where material things are valued, it can be difficult to avoid overindulging our children with the niceties of this world. We say yes whenever we can, often to keep from disappointing our children. When we're tired, we give into the persistence our children use to wear us down. These behaviors reinforce exactly what we do not want - spoiled children.

So how do we avoid spoiling our children or undoing what we may have already started? You can use "attitude jars" to build character and reinforce positive attitudes. Fill one jar with glass stones and marbles. Prominently display on the outside of the jar the famous saying "Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?" Next to this jar, place one empty jar or glass bowl for every child that you have. On the outside of each child's jar, place a sticker that says "Noah (or child's name) has a great attitude". Every time your child displays any of the ten "great attitude" behaviors, he earns a glass stone. This will not only help you notice the positive behaviors, but will also teach your child what constitutes a great attitude. If your child demonstrates a "spoiled attitude" (opposite of great attitude behaviors), he or she loses a stone. When your child reaches one hundred stones, or whatever number you choose, celebrate his success with a special treat from a rewards list. Use rewards that motivate your children to be successful.

"Great Attitude" Behaviors

Follows rules. Do you have a set of house rules that you expect your children to abide by? Maybe one rule is "No jumping on furniture." Or perhaps you expect your teenager to be home by curfew. When they follow the house rules, your children are demonstrating a great attitude.

Handles "No" gracefully. Get in the habit of saying no when you need to and help your children gracefully accept your decision. Handling no gracefully means they say "Okay Mom" without protests, whining or tantrums.

Listens and obeys parents and authority figures. If you ask your child to do something and they do it immediately, he or she earns a stone. Respect for authority is a sign of a healthy attitude.

Shows patience when asked to wait. There are many times our children need to learn to wait. Sometimes we are on the phone or in the middle of doing something else. Exercising patience is an important skill for children to learn, and should be recognized as a "great attitude" behavior.

Expresses anger using respectful words. Tantrums are not an appropriate way to express anger, especially if the child is old enough to use his words. Yelling and screaming, name calling or other disrespectful behaviors should not be rewarded. Encourage your child to calm down and use respectful words to express her frustration.

Treats family members with respect. It's never okay to make fun of our family members, take belongings from their room, or physically harm them in any way. Teach your children to encourage their siblings, respect each other's personal property and handle disagreements in healthy ways.

Shares family responsibility. It takes a lot to run a household and moms need help. If your child helps out by picking up his toys, carrying in the groceries or setting the table, praise your child for sharing in family responsibilities. A helpful person is always a joy to be around.

Thinks positively. Have you ever heard your child say "It's going to take forever" or "I never get to do anything"? These are not positive statements and negative thinkers do not have great attitudes. Help your child recognize her negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones instead.

Thinks of other people. A spoiled child thinks of himself - he believes the world is centered on him. We need to help our children understand that it's important to think about other people and what they need or want. Give your child a glass stone when she shows interest in another person, or is able to compromise her needs for the needs of others.

Family and child counselor, Audrey Wise, defines a spoiled child as "parents who are overprotective and all-giving". The problem has nothing to do with the child, but everything to do with our parenting. It is up to us to create un-spoiled children. While it may take some hard work and consistency, the reward is worth it. Our children will be a delight to be around, and we will instill character in our children that will last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations.

About the Author:

Lori Radun, CEC - certified life coach and inspirational speaker for moms. To receive her FREE newsletter, and the FREE special report "155 Things Moms Can Do To Raise Great Children", go to


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From - 03/04/13:

Nurse: Good morning Mr. Smith, you seem to be coughing much more easily this morning.

Mr. Smith: That’s because I’ve been practicing all night.


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 03/02/13

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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 Zoo

Written by Rudolf Schenker (b. 31 Aug 1948) and Klaus Meine (b. 25 May 1948)

Recorded by Scorpions, 1979

The job is done, I go out
Another boring day
I leave it all behind me now
So many worlds away

I meet my girl, she's dressed to kill
And all we're going to do
Is walk around to catch the thrill
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

Enjoy the zoo
And walk down 42nd Street
You want to be excited too
And you will feel the heat

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

"The Zoo" midi courtesy of - 03/05/13

"The Zoo" lyrics courtesy of - 02/19/10

First Image of New York City's 42nd Street courtesy of - 03/05/10

Second Image of New York City's 42nd Street courtesy of - 03/05/10

Animated Sparkling Theater Lights clip art courtesy of - 05/22/03

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

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 BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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