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03/06/10 - NNHS Newsletter - The Scorpion

“And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither
be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns
be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions:
be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed
at their looks, though they be a rebellious house

- Ezekiel 2: 6

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    It seemed only natural to follow "The Zoo" by Scorpions with "The Scorpion" by Megadeth, so here we are.

   Once again, there's no midi file available for today, so just listen to the video:

BONUS - - The Scorpion - Megadeth


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

08 -
   The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs ('38) of VA - 1921 (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;

13 -   Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law,      Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 06, 1944 - U.S. heavy bombers began the first American raid on Berlin.

March 06, 1945 - The Dutch Resistance hijacked a truck in Apledoorn, Holland. The following week the German SS executed 263 Dutch in retaliation.

March 06, 1945 - The city of Cologne was captured by American Troops.


Saturday, March 06, 1965 - Actress Margaret Dumont (born Daisy Juliette Baker on 20 Oct 1882 in Brooklyn, New York) died in Hollywood, California at the age of 82.

"She is remembered mostly for being the comic foil to Groucho Marx in seven of the Marx Brothers films... Dumont played wealthy high-society, posh-voiced widows who Groucho alternately insulted and romanced for their money. The roles are Mrs. Potter in The Cocoanuts (1929), Mrs. Rittenhouse in Animal Crackers (1930), Mrs. Gloria Teasdale in Duck Soup (1933), Mrs. Claypool in A Night at the Opera (1935), Emily Upjohn in A Day at the Races (1937), Mrs. Suzanna Dukesbury in At the Circus (1939), and Martha Phelps in The Big Store (1941)."

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 03/05/10 - "welcome back":

  Happy Days Are HERE AGAIN..

Thanks for all the HARD WORK..I KNOW computers can BE a REAL PAIN sometimes..GOOD to have YOU BACK.


   Thanks so much, AL!
Finding one of your happy little pict-o-grams made it all worth while!

  From Polly White Bevins ('63) of VA - 03/05/10 - "New site - Security message":

Hi Carol,
I'm wondering if everyone is getting the Verizon "DON'T DARE GO TO THIS SITE" sort of message that I am when I try to go directly to the new site.
   Ohhh, Polly, your note made me physically ill! Wasn't that one of the major reasons for switching internet providers - to avoid such a catastrophe?!?

   But to answer your question, no, no one else has reported anything of the kind. 

   I did some checking.  My #5 son,        Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) said we have enough anti-virus protectors installed here to block practically anything they can throw at us, and suggested you might be getting a "false positive" reading.

   I Googled that phrase, "DON'T DARE GO TO THIS SITE", and found this:

"A Google alert tells you when someone noted or quoted you on the web, seemingly in the last 5 nanoseconds. You know instantly if someone found your bleat about something you liked or hated useful, or if you've butchered a sacred cow on the way to making a point."

   I don't know, Polly, but thanks for telling me!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/05/10 - "BBQ song":

  Judy Phillips Allen’s ('66 - of VA) BBQ song ( was cool.

Have a look at this one:

   Why, Mr. Spriggs! You have your own BBQ?!? I did not know that! Now I'm really hungry!

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 03/05/10 - "March 5, 2010 Deer Valley Resort":

Hi Carol and skiers from the east,

This morning was a great surprise for Park City.  Deer Valley and the surrounding resorts had a 14 inch dump of fresh.  I am no longer depressed from the lack of snow this year.  I went to work early and got my stuff done and was on the slopes by 9:30 reaping the benefits of the first tracks in the powder.  And we are expecting more over the next week!

Come on out,



Friday, March 05, 2010
   I'm glad to see that while many of us are anxiously and impatiently awaiting the arrival of spring, you are are still reveling in the beauty and joys of winter, Phil!

   Thanks for the breathtaking (as always!) images of your mountain home!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/04/10 - "Oils for Beauty":

Oils For Beauty

For enhancing your good looks there is nothing like the ordinary oil. Here are a few inexpensive beauty tips which will help you maintain a flawless complexion.

1. In very cold weather prevent the chapping of your skin by taking a teaspoon of castor oil and mixing with it half a teaspoon of rose water. Apply on the face and neck in the night and remove it first thing in the morning.

2. To counteract suntan, mix olive oil with equal quantity of vinegar and apply the mixture an hour before you take your bath.

3. For counteracting a dry skin, soak a muslin cloth in warm olive oil and cover your face with it after making holes for the eyes and nose. Let it remain for half an hour and then wipe the face with a soft cloth. Let the face remain as it is the whole night. Next morning, wash it with warm water and splash on cold water.

4. An anti wrinkle cream is made by mixing a teaspoon of olive oil with an egg. Smoothen the face and neck with it and let it remain till the skin gets dry. Then, remove it with a piece of cotton-wool dipped in hot water to which a teaspoon of soda bicarbonate has been added.

5. The best beauty mask can be made by mixing a tablespoon of graham flour with one fourth teaspoon of orange peel powder, one tablespoon of beaten curd and one teaspoon of olive oil. Mix well and apply the paste to your face and neck. Let it remain till the skin starts feeling a little dry and then rub your face with your hands till it glows. Wash your face first with warm and then cold water. This removes all the embarrassing blemishes from the skin and makes it soft and smooth.

6. To improve a blemished and discolored face, first steam it for 10 minutes. Clean your face with a cleanser, wipe dry with a soft napkin and then apply a teaspoon of olive oil mixed with half a teaspoon of lime juice. Let it remain for 20 minutes, wipe with cotton wool and rub ice cube gently for five minutes over the face.

7. To improve a dark and dull complexion, mix a tea spoon of graham flour to which a pinch of turmeric powder, a few drops of lime juice and half a teaspoon each of olive oil and milk has been added. Leave on for half an hour and then wash off with water.

8. Improve weak nails by applying baby oil mixed with white iodine on the nails and base of cuticles every day.

9. For lined and chapped lips the best remedy is to massage them daily at bedtime with baby oil.

10. Brush pure castor oil on the roots of your lashes at bedtime to make them grow long and thick.

11. Massage grey and wrinkled elbows every day at bed time with baby oil to make them soft and smooth.

12. Massage your face and neck every night at bedtime with baby oil to make it soft, smooth, glowing.

13. If the skin around your heels has become hard and cracked, scrub your heels with a stiff brush using soap generously. Then rub them nicely with pumice stone. Wash with water, wipe dry and then massage nicely with castor oil.

14. To improve rough and dry complexion take a teaspoon of almond oil and mix with half a teaspoon each of cream milk and lime juice. Apply every night before going to bed both on the face and on the neck.

15. An excellent cleaner for a dry skin is made by mixing yolk of an egg with half a teaspoon of olive oil and a few drops of lime juice. Apply on face and neck. Leave on for 15 minutes and wash first with warm and then with cold water.

16. To cure yourself of dry, itchy skin take cod liver oil at the rate of one teaspoon a day for one whole month.

17. To treat rough, dry skin around knees, elbows and heels massage these areas regularly with a paste made of salt and mustard oil.

18. In the cold weather, take oil baths to prevent your body from becoming rough and dry. Put two tablespoons of olive oil in your bath water along with a few drops of your favorite cologne. Your skin will turn soft and glowing after you have had your bath.

   Thank you, Shari!


   I myself prefer to believe in blessings rather than luck; still, I thought this article was a hoot! - Crbh

From - 03/03/10 - "An Article on Luck":

"Searching for Dimes" Tip for the Day: "Find a Reason to Believe"

- By Patricia Phelan Clapp


The boss sings about it. Self help gurus write about it. Setting goals is the ideal way to live your best life and most of my clients get that. However, how do you get to the point where you get that gusto to want to be a goal setting machine?

The bottom line is, exactly how do you find reasons to believe when most of what is going on in your life causes nothing short of disbelief?

I have to confess, over the last few months or so, I have become very superstitious. Not the bad kind of superstitious, like worrying about black cats in my path or steering clear of ladders; I have become a believer in luck. This may counter act much of my "you are what you think" mentality and how we control our own destinies stuff, but I have had some fun with this stage in my life. There is a level to my persona that likes to test the barometers of thinking outside the box and to see what happens. This is when my fixation with dimes began.

A good friend of mine explained to me the significance of a "dime sighting" as we call it. She explained that each time you find a dime means good luck and a great financial future. She went on to say that it signified a loved one that had passed on was looking out for you.

In the beginning, I have to admit, I thought she might be a little silly ending an email or two confirming her good luck by the dime she found that day. "Geez", I thought, "I have heard of pennies being good luck, but dimes?" I hate to say it, at first, I was a dime skeptic.

She continued to find dimes and to be honest with you, she is a dynamic person who really does seem like good luck sits on her shoulder each day -- professionally and personally. So, I thought, why not? I was in on this dime thing. Behind closed doors, I was officially proclaiming myself to be the Sherlock Holmes of ten cent sightings.

Ironically, dimes started appearing out of nowhere! On my nightstand when I would go to bed, in the middle of my bedroom floor after the painter had just left (and I swore up and down that it was not there when I had vacuumed) and so on. Dimes were appearing everywhere! I was on a lucky streak and loved it!

Each and every time I found a dime I felt that all was going right in my coin-seeking world.

My business had never done better, my phone was ringing off the hook and it seemed that each day, my life was smooth sailing. I was working out again, sleeping well, new clients were emailing me daily and kids were helping out around the house (And I thought the heavens would part for that to happen!).

This is the life, I thought. Where the heck have all these dimes been hiding? However, I didn't want to seem ungrateful for their present day appearances and did not want to look a gift horse or rather coin fairy in the mouth.

Until one day, the reality of it all came crashing down rattling me to my coin-hunting core.

A few days ago, I was out on my deck telling my dime story to my kids and a few of their friends. As usual, I had a handful of nay-sayers but mostly, the younger ones were intrigued and wanted in on this good luck venture. Then, I noticed out of the corner of my eye the look my son, Jake, gave his girlfriend. Feeling my stomach churn I was thinking, "He is just embarrassed that I believe in all this stuff" and shook it off. But that wasn't it as I looked into the big brown eyes of his sweetheart of a girlfriend who simply had to spill it, "Jake did it, Mrs. C."

"Did what?" I panicked.

"I have been planting dimes around the house for months!" As he expressed in his ever so smooth 15 year old demeanor -- Not!

"What?!" I said, heart pounding, beads of sweat coming off my forehead trying to rationalize how a kid that doesn't even pay attention to which end of the bed he is going to sleep on actually cared about his mom's preoccupation with silver coins.

My daughter, her friends, Jake's girlfriend, all paused for a moment to see how I would react. Was I going to hit him over the head with the deck umbrella or shun him from family dinners for a month? What was I going to do?

Then it hit me. Yeah, it was great fun finding those dimes and thinking about my dime guardian angel who put them there. (I was sheepishly thinking of my aunt each time I found one.)

That's when my AHA moment hit me! Dimes or no dimes, my luck was still the same! I could still say I had a dynamic month at work, my finances were steadily on the rise, and personally, my guy, as well as my kids, was doing terrific! I still was able to own that good luck -- dimes or not.

Most of us have good luck charms, believe in silly superstitions and little rituals that we hope to bring us good fortune and hope for tomorrow. And it's what all of these things symbolize that really matters.

We are finding reasons to believe.

In a world that can throw us a curve ball or two at times we may not feel like taking a swing, look for reasons to believe in your life. Little moments that create hope for a better tomorrow. It could be the power suit that gives you the confidence when doing a presentation at work, or the belief that a dime means new clients are on the way -- at the end of the day, it just reinforces your reason to move forward and live your best life.

So, go ahead, and go out and search for your dimes today. Whether you find 2 or 20, I guarantee that you will feel a little lighter, hopeful and conscious of the good in your world prior to your coin lookout days. And, if all else fails, you will inevitably be a few cents/sense richer.

"Still at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe."

Bruce Springsteen

About the Author:

Patti is a forty something single mom of two awesome kids. In the past six years, she has: separated and divorced, finished a graduate degree with honors, started a part-time career as a writing instructor at a local college, opened up a business as a transition coach, and as of November 2008, become newly engaged! In addition, as of June 13th, she will have finished her basic training to become part of the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group. 

While she was studying and researching the various aspects of divorce and how to do it right, so to speak, she would reward herself with reading books on how to achieve your dreams! As a result, Patricia Phelan Clapp M.A. LLC, the Transition Coach, was created!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/18/10 - "Panda Therapy (#9 in a Series of 19)":

I love these Panda emails!  I hope you get the "warm fuzzies", too!

Is it any wonder the world has fallen in love with these animals?


   Yes, I do! Thanks, Judy!

  It wasn't me! I didn't steal this bamboo shoot!
It was just sitting
here, I swear it!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 03/05/10:

The Little Turtle

A little turtle begins to climb a tree slowly. After long hours of effort, he reaches the top, jumps into the air waving his front legs, until he crashes heavily into the ground with a hard knock on his shell.

After recovering his consciousness, he starts to climb the tree again, jumps again, and knocks the ground heavily again.

The little turtle persisted again and again while a couple of birds sitting at the edge of a branch, watched the turtle with pain. Suddenly the female bird says to the male,

"Dear, I think it's time to tell our little turtle he is adopted."


"I hope I don't sound like an old-fashioned stick-in-the-mud, but when I hear about people making vast fortunes without doing any productive work or contributing anything to society, my reaction is: 'How can I get in on that?'"

--Dave Barry


1. Saturday, March 6, 2010 - Hunt for Hampton History - - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at (757) 223-9488 - CLASS OF 1953

3.Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin.
For details, contact Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at (804) 694-0346 -

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

6. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at

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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  

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The Scorpion

Words and lyrics by Dave Mustaine (b. 13 Sept 1961)

Recorded by Megadeth, 2004

My life is everything
That feeds my thirst that causes sin
My wants are all I care
No shame and guilt, there's nothing there
Look deep into my face
I sell deceit without a trace
Fear not what I can do
Unless you want it done to you, oh-ohhh!

As I climb onto your back, I will promise not to sting
I will tell you what you want to hear and not mean anything
Then I treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
You pretend you didn't know that I am a scorpion, oh

My self I'm centered in
There's nothing else, there's never been
And I dream, to be left alone
With the sadness, the madness of my own
Look deep into my soul
It's black as coal like a bullet hole
Fear not, get off your knees
There's no defense, you'll do what I please, oh-oh!

As I climb onto your back, I will promise not to sting
I will tell you what you want to hear and not mean anything
Then I treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
You pretend you didn't know that I am a scorpion, oh

As I climb onto your back, I will promise not to sting
I will tell you what you want to hear and not mean anything
I will treat you like a dog as I shoot my venom in
'Cause you knew all along I am a scorpion, ya!

My lies, to reach the shore
I aggrandize and nothing more
My hopes, to steal away
All that you love, you I'll soon betray
Look deep into my past
The pain I deal is unsurpassed
I'm not a lowly scorpion
I'm so much worse; I'm the fall of man

"The Scorpion" lyrics courtesy of - 03/06/10

Scorpion Image courtesy of - 03/06/10

Animated Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/06/10

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!!

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

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!

Animated Sick Smiley courtesy of - 05/04/09

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

Tiny Snowmen clip art courtesy of - 12/08/04

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

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