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03/09/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Footloose

And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done
(27 Feb 1827 - 24 Mar 1882)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    This song just makes ya wanna dance!.  

BONUS - - Footloose - Kenny Loggins, 1984


"Footloose" is a song co-written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins. It was released in January 1984 as the first of two singles by Loggins from the 1984 film of the same name. The song spent three weeks at number one, March 31—April 14, 1984 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and was the first of two number-one hits from the motion picture, Footloose. The song was very well received, and is one of the most recognizable songs recorded by Loggins. When the American Film Institute released its AFI's 100 Years…100 Songs, "Footloose" reached the 96th position. The song was covered by country music artist Blake Shelton for the 2011 remake of the 1984 film.  

The lyrics describe a young man who can't stop dancing and he encourages others to do the same: 'Cut Footloose' as the chorus suggests. Also, to kick off one's Sunday shoes, presumably because they are not suited for celebratory dancing.


   Happy Birthday today to Patrick Burke ('57) AND   Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND   Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

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;

15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;

16 - Bill Gross (February '48) of VA AND     Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND    Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


   Hit # 124,500 was made sometime during the first week of March 2013 when I was paying no attention.


March 09, 1944 - Japanese troops counter-attacked American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days. Soviet Air Force terror attack to Tallinn resulted in big damages in Tallinn.

March 09, 1945 - The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces in B-29 bombers began, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.


Saturday, March 09, 1963 - Rugby league footballer Ivan Henjak was born in Socialist Republic of Croatia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Saturday, March 09, 1963 - Baseball player Terry Mulholland was born Terence John Mulholland in Hopwood, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, March 09, 1963 - Technology columnist David Pogue was born David Welch Pogue in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Saturday, March 09, 1963 - Film director and screen writer Jean-Marc Vallée was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/08/13:


Well, I wrote the Governor of Virginia a letter as requested by 
    Adrian Whitcomb ('67 - of VA) in your NNHS Newsletter titled, "Who's Sorry Now?" ' Who' will be Governor McDonnell, if he doesn't keep Fort Monroe in its entirety.

Fort Monroe is special to me since mine and 
     Joan's (Dinwiddie Smith - '63 - of VA) dad, Richard Gordon Dinwiddie and his identical twin brother Robert, were born in a case mate on September 28th, 1912...over a hundred years now. Daddy was a righteous man, but I can picture him sitting in the Governors office, giving the Gov a History lesson that he had never heard before, if you know what I mean...

As a member of the FFV, First Family of Virginia, I think the right to add MORE than my two cents worth was called for and necessary !

  Sandra Canepa ('56 - of VA) has kept me informed as to the goings on about this matter, and frankly it has been going on way too long. This should have been done when The Commonwealth of Virginia had a Governor that really cared about the Commonwealth he governed. This Governor seems interested only in the 'deep pockets' of those that helped him become Governor ! What a shame...the Rich History of Virginia deserves BETTER !

Come on, my Typhoon brothers and sisters...write this money grubbing weasel of a Gov and let him have it ! United We Stand....Divided...Fort Monroe will fall into the hands of those that care nothing of the Commonwealth, but only about adding to their bank account.

I may live in North Carolina now, but my heart is still in Virginia...shame the Gov into doing the RIGHT THING !

Sepi/Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard

P.S. As for grits...I have acquaintances that moved here from up Nawth; on their first trip to the grocery they each had to have a grocery cart to be able to fill the pantry. The husband informed his wife that he would be back in a few minutes, adding that he was going to look for GRITS.

Now that they were in the South it would be necessary to have some grits....

"OK," his wife answered, "Bring me one !" gotta love 'em !

Dimples...sister to Joan

   Thank you so very much, Dimples , but, ah, why don't you tell us how you really feel?

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 03/08/13 - "Smile...They're here at 17,500're on candid camera":

Everyone in every city (or where ever) can be watched at all times.
If big brother wants to spy on you.
And this is ONLY what is unclassified! 

   Oh. Joy. Thank you, Jay Sweetie!

From - 03/04/13 - "Vision Boards that Work":

How to Make a Vision Board - THAT WORKS!

By Leslie Cunningham 

I was 23 years old and living at home with my parents in Missouri when I became inspired to create my first vision board.

I was in between seasonal work and had a deep burning desire to move out west to Montana. I didn't have much money and I had no idea how I could afford the move or where I would find work when I got there.

Because I struggled with so much doubt as to how I could transform my vision into a reality, I decided to create a vision board for my "Go West Dream" - even though I really didn't have a clue as how to make one. I cut out photos of myself and glued them on top of images of a cabin in the mountains.

I also cut out images of me doing my ideal work as well as images of me surrounded by new friends. I remember looking at my vision board daily and yearning for my dream to come true.
And much to my excitement and surprise every one of my dreams on that vision board did come to pass.

With just a few hundred dollars in savings I decided that there never would be a perfect time for my move - so I rented a U-haul and went west. Miraculously, everything fell into place. I got a job that had only become available one week prior to my moving to Montana and was hired on the spot.

I found a place to live in a town that had very limited rental housing at the time. Not only that but I found my "dream cabin" in the mountains surrounded by thousands of acres of hills, forests, streams and wildlife. I never in my wildest dreams could have orchestrated these events so perfectly.

I can whole-heartedly attest to the power of vision boards. Put quite simply, a vision board contains images of you achieving the things you want to achieve, doing the things you want to do and living the life you yearn to live.

Here're 4 simple steps you can take to make a vision board...

1. Indulge in daydreaming.
Before you begin collecting images for your vision board spend some time imagining the kind of dreams that you want to achieve in the next 12 months (I like to create vision boards for a year at time, but you can create a vision board for any desired time frame).

And you can create vision boards anytime throughout the year -- not just at the beginning of the year.

I'll also create smaller vision boards throughout the year for a specific goal that I'm working on (for example, if I'm training for a half marathon or leading a live two-day event).

Create an inspiring atmosphere for your initial daydreaming/visioning session. You might want to light a candle or play some soft music. Give yourself full permission to be a kid again and to daydream about everything you'd love to achieve in the next 12 months.

If physical activity stimulates your creativity you might also consider going for a hike, walk or run. If you have animals that you are attached to and that inspire you like horses or dogs you might want to spend some time with them.

The bottom line is to go someplace that makes you feel inspired and supports you in tapping into your creativity.

2. Capture your inspirational insights in a journal.
After you've spent some time dreaming, capture your ideas in your journal.

A great way to stimulate additional ideas and dreams is to ask yourself, "If I could achieve anything in the next 12 months what would I love to achieve?" Or, "What would I love to achieve -- if only I believed it were possible for me to achieve it?"

You can also challenge yourself to list out 30 dreams that you'd love to accomplish in the next 12 months and see what ideas come to mind for you.

After you've finished journaling review your dreams and decide which ones resonate the strongest for you. Hint: Make sure you only choose dreams that truly resonate -- not ones that you feel like you should accomplish.

3. Gather supplies and collect images.
To create your vision board you'll need to get some foam core board, scissors, glue stick, tape and lots of magazines with inspiring images. You can often find used magazines at your local library or Good Will store.

Another alternative for finding images to include on your vision board is to use the internet. Simply type in the name for the kinds of images you are searching for and make sure you include the word "image". For example, if you're looking for images of houses you would type in the word "house images."

You'll get search results for hundreds of free images. Once you find something you like simply cut and paste it into a Word document and then print them out (this way you can include 4 or 5 images on a page).

I personally like to fill my entire vision board so that there is very little white space remaining. I also make sure to include images of both my business and personal goals.

4. Create an inspiring atmosphere while working on your vision board.
I'll often play soft music or light a candle. I make sure to work on my vision board when I have at least an hour or two of uninterrupted time so that I can completely immerse myself in the process.

Do you have any great stories about vision board dreams that became a reality? I'd love to hear about them!

Stay tuned for part 2 on "How to Make a Vision Board -- That Works!" where I'll share the 7 essential components that you'll want to make sure you include in your vision board!

About the Author:

Leslie Cunningham, Official Guide to Women and Money, specializes in working with women entrepreneurs who experience fear and self-doubt in their ability to consistently make more money in their business. The end result that women achieve through following Leslie's advice and expertise is that they are able to permanently get off the emotional financial roller coaster ride and break into six-figures and beyond. 

     From Me ('65) of NC - 03/08/13:

     "It's Pinky, it's Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain..."

       Pinky and the Brain (1995) (TV Series)



From My Friend, Jessica of NC - 03/05/13 - "Spring Forward":

  Thanks for the reminder, Jess!

From - 03/07/13 - "Daylight Saving Time: US, Canada to spring forward this weekend":

Daylight Saving Time:

(DST) will begin in most parts of the US and Canada on Sunday, March 10, 2013. At 2 am local time on March 10, most people in these countries and in some of Mexico’s northern border cities, will move their clocks one hour ahead to 3 am.

BONUS CROCHET SLIPPERS PATTERNS: - Cody's Men's Slippers - "I wanted to make my brother some slippers for his birthday but couldn't find a pattern I liked, free or otherwise. So, I came up with my own and thought I would share it with you all." - Women's Slippers - "... Actually, these slippers might be the simplest slippers in the universe. Or not. But they might." - 30 Baby Booties to Knit OR Crochet

BONUS SNACK RECIPES: - Snack Recipes - "Discover tasty and easy-to-prepare snacks and snack recipes from Food Network chefs."

  From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 03/01/13 - "If Dogs Worked in Offices... (#8 in a Series of 17)":

      These are hysterical, Bill - thanks!


From - 03/08/13:

Ralph and Bob went bear hunting in Montana. While Ralph stayed in the cabin, Bob went out looking for a bear. He soon found a huge bear, shot at it but only wounded it. The enraged bear charged toward him. His rifle jammed, so he dropped it and started running for the cabin as fast as he could.

Now Bob was pretty fleet of foot, but the bear was just a little faster and gained on him with every step. Just as Bob reached the open cabin door, he tripped and fell flat. Too close behind to stop, the bear tripped over him and went rolling into the cabin.

Bob jumped up, closed the cabin door and yelled to his friend inside, "You skin this one while I go and get another!"


1. Thursday, April 4, 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

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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Co-written and recorded by Kenny Loggins (b. 07 Jan 1948), 1984

I been working so hard
Keep punching my card
Eight hours, for what?
Oh, tell me what I got
I get this feeling
That time's just holding me down
I'll hit the ceiling
Or else I'll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut
Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise
Pull me offa my knees
Jack, get back
C'mon before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
You're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Dig way down in your heart
You're yearning, burning for some
Somebody to tell you
That life ain't passing you by
I'm trying to tell you
It will if you don't even try
You can fly if you'd only cut
Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Oowhee, Marie
Shake it, shake it for me
Whoa, Milo
C'mon, c'mon let go
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
FIRST - we got to turn you around
SECOND - You put your feet on the ground
THIRD - Now take a hold of your soul
FOUR - Whooooooooa, I'm turning it

"Footloose" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/23/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Footloose" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/23/05
Thanks again, Dave!

"Footloose" Image courtesy of - 03/09/06

 Golden Divider Line clip art courtesy of – 03/09/06

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!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

 Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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!

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