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03/27/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Goody Goody

No, you are not worthy of the love which I have devoted to you. I knew all along
that the prize I had set my life on was not worth the winning; that I was a fool,
with fond fancies, too, bartering away my all of truth and ardour against
your little feeble remnant of love. I will bargain no more: I withdraw.

William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair
(18 July 1811 - 24 Dec 1863)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's time for a real Golden Oldie - Goody Goody!

BONUS #1 - - Goody Goody - Peggy Lee - WOWZERS!

BONUS #2 - - Goody Goody - Frankie Lyman, 1958

BONUS #3 - - Goody Goody - Frank Sinatra (who else?)


"Goody Goody" is a 1936 popular song composed by Matty Malneck, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (with vocalist Helen Ward) recorded this song. Frankie Lymon performed this song live on television on several occasions, including in 1957 on The Ted Steele Show. He also had a hit with his recording of the song in the UK, reaching #24 that year, as well as #20 in the United States. It was billed as a recording with his group The Teenagers, but was in fact a solo recording.

The song was performed by 'Wayne & Wanda' in an episode of The Muppet Show.

Chicago recorded the song on its 1995 big band album Night and Day. The version was arranged and featured lead vocals by Bill Champlin.

A recording by The BBC Dance Orchestra featured in the film The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007).


    Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -   David Hatchett ('65) of VA;

31 - Alex Nicol (February '49) of VA AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND       Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND    Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA AND    Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


Thursday, March 27 1862

Gen. John Bankhead Magruder, CSA, was known as “Prince John” for his rather flamboyant approach to life in general and his uniform in particular. He was in charge of forces on the Peninsula, and McClellan’s Army of the Potomac was on the way. In consequence thereof, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was ordered from Richmond to reinforce him. He was flamboyant, not stupid.

        From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 03/62/11 - "Football":


I found these in some papers my mom left. I saw them several years ago, and I forgot them. Boy, talk about memories, I remember these games like yesterday...I hope they come through OK...

Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.

Churchland Game
September 1961
NNHS - 13; Churchland - 0
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Wilson Game
September 1961
NNHS - 7; Wilson - 7
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    Thanks so much for these treasures, Jerry - and God bless your dear mother!

   These are now posted in our archive:          

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 03/26/11 - "The Covert Letter":

A Toast to ‘Mr. Boh’

Posted: 25 Mar 2011 10:54 AM PDT

Early National Bohemian Beer ad.

By     Norman M. Covert  - '61 - of MD)

“Mr. Boh,” ubiquitous image of Baltimore’s former National Brewing Co., helped me introduce my recent commentary on union power in Maryland. It was entitled “Froth off the Mug: No Beer Summit By ‘Mr. Boh.’”

I was informed that “Mr. Boh” still has a huge fan base! I doubled back in research and verified the reverence for Brewers Hill and Baltimore’s jealous ownership of the National Bohemian brand.

Brewers Hill is a ghost town of empty buildings which once contained huge vats for culturing the secret ingredients brought from the “Old Country.” It was home of the National Brewing Co. and Gunther Brewery. They were entreprenurial efforts of the large German immigrant population that inhabited Baltimore at the turn of the 20th century.

“Mr. Boh, or “Natty Boh,” is an icon of Marylanders who love their history and their brews. Say it right, spell it right, and it will taste good, Hon! It’s all in respect.

One reader confused “Mr. Boh” with “Rich Uncle Pennybags,” a 1936 Parker Brothers creation added to the wildly successful board game, Monopoly. The character was recently renamed “Mr. Monopoly,” by new owners Hasbro.

Mr. Monopoly

Despite any similarities you might envision, “Rich Uncle Pennybags” is a depiction of the prototypical Yankee tycoon, funded by “filthy lucre.” Some commentary said he was inspired by the image of legendary steel magnate J. P. Morgan.

“Mr. Boh” is probably the antithesis of “Rich Uncle Pennybags.” He has a twinkle in his eye; a bit of mischief perceived whether from the right – or left; a manly mustache sans wax; sometimes serving but always exhibiting a discerning taste for a good brew in a town full of cozy neighborhood watering holes.

What a disappointment to go to Orioles Park at Camden Yards last year and have to pay $6.00 for a Coors in a plastic bottle. It was “Natty Boh” in a real bottle or paper cup at Memorial Stadium when the Orioles and Colts were in residence on 33rd street. I’m told sports writers at least perpetuated the designation of the park when the Colts were playing there: “World Largest Insane Asylum.”

The demise of National Bohemian reportedly was due to the recipe of the brew– it did not have a long shelf life, thus denying its distribution far outside Baltimore. The brewmasters excluded preservatives and other means of extending its shelf life, which would also have changed its flavor and body. National Brewing, then introduced what became Colt 45, a brew with all the capability of shipping long distance. However, market share had already been captured by several national brands. The National Brewing Company was purchased by Pabst and now is brewed in North Carolina under contract to Miller Brewing.

If you look closely in the lower shelves of your local liquor stores, you might find “Mr. Boh” in the back or underneath. I recently picked up a six-pack for 40/8 comrade, but it was difficult to find amid the more pedestrian priced beer. I haven’t heard if it compares to the original product — probably not, but still the bottle said, “National Bohemian.” It can’t be all bad returning to “The Land of Pleasant Living.”

I am appreciative of Maryland bloggers “Tom and Fran” for their nostalgic depiction in February of Brewers Hill in their blog: . The ad above came from the site. Sorry I have no other info about them, but do recommend you take a look at their work.

# # #

Contact Norman Covert at 

   Thank you, Harry and Norm - and Tom and Fran!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/26/11 - "Please read this regarding pics on your phones":

I want everyone of you to watch this and then be sure to share with all your family and friends.  Its REALLY important info, about what your posting things on your cell phones can do TO YOU!!!   Too much technology out there these days so beware...........

 If you have children or grandchildren you NEED to watch this. I had no idea this could happen from taking pictures on the blackberry or cell phone. It's scary. - Smartphone pictures pose privacy risks

   In view of the dire consequences, it is increasingly disturbing the amount of personal information some people freely and innocently supply. Thank you for this timely reminder, Sarah Sugah!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/11 - "Some Maxines" (#15 in a Series of 19):

Finally, Some NEW Maxine's!
  AND REMEMBER: Good friends are like stars.

You don't always see them but you always know they are there.
   EXACTAMUNDO!  Thanks, Joyce!


From - 03/26/11:

Mad men are given a test to check their mental state. The instructor draws a door on the wall and orders them to go out.

They start rushing to the door but one remains sitting.

The instructor goes to him and asks; “why didn’t you join the others?”

He replies, "Let them fight. They forgot I have the keys."

1. Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 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 13, 2011 - 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. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

4. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

5. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at - CLASS OF 1966

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, contact Gary Fitzgerald at - CLASS OF 1961

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 03/25/11

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

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Goody Goody

Words by
Johnny Mercer (18 Nov 1909 – 25 June 1976), 1936

Music by Matty Malneck (09 Dec 1903 - 25 Feb 1981), 1936

So you met someone who set you back on your heals - goody, goody!
You met someone and now you know how it feels - goody, goody!
You gave him your heart, too,
Just as I gave mine to you,
And he broke it in little pieces,
Now, how do you do?

You lie awake just singing the blues all night - goody, goody!
And you think that love's a barrel of dynamite.
Hooray and hallelujah!
You had it coming to ya.
Goody goody for him, goody goody for me!
I hope you're satisfied, you rascal you.
I hope you're satisfied, 'cause you got yours.

"Goody Goody" midi courtesy of - 03/27/07

"Goody Goody" lyrics courtesy of - 03/27/07

"Lost Love" Image courtesy of - 11/25/05

Red Dripping Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of – 11/25/05

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!

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

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