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03/05/16 - 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 all 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, 1616 - Nicolaus Copernicus's book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium was banned by the Catholic Church.


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 - The first flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.

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.


Saturday, March 05, 1966 - BOAC Flight 911 crashed on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.

Saturday, March 05, 1966 - Author Mark Z. Danielewski was born in New York City, New York.

Saturday, March 05, 1966 - Mountaineer Oh Eun-sun (오은선) was born in Namwon, South Korea.

Saturday, March 05, 1966 - Ice hockey player and coach Bob Halkidis was born Robert H. Halkidis in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Saturday, March 05, 1966 - Football player, sportscaster and actor Michael Irvin was born Michael Jerome Irvin in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Saturday, March 05, 1966 - Golfer Tracy Kerdyk was born in Coral Gables, Florida.

Saturday, March 05, 1966 - Actor, producer, and screenwriter Aasif Mandvi was born Aasif Hakim Mandviwala in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Saturday, March 05, 1966 - Footballer Gus Caesar was born Gus Cassius Caesar in Tottenham, London, England.

Saturday, March 05, 1966 - Poet, author, and translator Anna Akhmatova (Анна Ахматова) (b. Anna Andreevna Gorenko on 23 June [O.S. 11 June] 1889 in Odessa, Russian Empire) died in Moscow, Soviet Union of heart failure at the age of 76.

“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955

      From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 03/03/16 and 03/04/16 - "Santa Is Coming!":


Well, Santa is back at Yankee Candle. Come by on Sundays and say hello. My time is 10/to 6.

Santa is busy checking his list and checking it twice. 295 days to go.

    OH, WOW! Thank you, Santa Jim!


    From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 03/01/16 - "Snake Is Here!":


Cavorting with my eight year old Sonoran gopher, Señor, late this afternoon during his weekly enclosure cleaning. He genuinely seems to enjoy handling and attention. Makes a decent beret and scarf too.

     OH, YOW! Thank You, Cousin Jim!


“Let's bring it up to date with some snappy nineteenth century dialogue.”

- 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 (#55 in a series of 60)":


I think you will enjoy this!

  OOH! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS - NEW YORK'S QUEEN OF CROCHET - Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - "Meet New York's Queen of Crochet -- she leaves city in stitches from walls to Wall Street" - Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - "Street Artist Olek Crochet-Bombs Astor Place Cube in New York City" Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - " 'I Yarn-Bombed This' - An insatiable crocheter makes sweaters for bikes, teapots, and entire apartments.

BONUS NEW YORK RECIPES: - "Looking for New York recipes? Allrecipes has more than 70 trusted New York recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."


From - 03/04/16:

A grandmother was pushing her little grandchild around Walmart in a buggy. Each time she put something in the basket she would say, "And here's something for you, Diploma," or "This will make a cute little outfit for you, Diploma," and so on.

Eventually a bewildered shopper who had heard all this finally asked, "Why do you keep calling your grandchild Diploma?"

The grandmother replied, "I sent my daughter to Virginia Tech and this is what she came home with!"


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 02/28/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   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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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 Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

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