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03/29/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
And Your Bird Can Sing

“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free
to delight in whatever remains to them?”

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
(22 July 1890 - 22 Jan 1995)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   How about some Beatles?



"And Your Bird Can Sing" is a song by The Beatles, released on their 1966 album Revolver in the United Kingdom and on Yesterday...and Today in the United States. The songwriting credit is Lennon/McCartney, though the song was written solely by John Lennon. The working title was "You Don't Get Me". Lennon was later dismissive of the song, as he was of many of his compositions at the time, referring to it as "another of my throwaways...fancy paper around an empty box".[2]

The song, a hard-edged rocker, is memorable for its extended dual-guitar melody, played by George Harrison and Paul McCartney. A version of the song, featuring George on his Rickenbacker 12-string guitar, was recorded on 20 April 1966 but was scrapped: the group recorded the album version on April 26.[3] The rejected version, heard on the Anthology 2 album, features a vocal track on which Lennon and McCartney are giggling hysterically. The Anthology liner notes states that the tapes do not indicate the source of the laughter. However, given the group's excessive consumption of cannabis during this period, it is likely that they were under the influence at the time of recording.

A number of incidents have been suggested as inspirations for the song's cryptic lyrics, which recall in tone those of She Said, She Said:

"And Your Bird Can Sing" was used as the theme song of the Beatles's cartoon series during its third season. The song is playable in the music video game The Beatles: Rock Band.


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

   Happy Birthday today to   David Hatchett ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

31 - The late  Alex Nicol (February '49) (deceased 02/23/12) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND         Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL AND    Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND    Ivan Anker ('67) of VA;

01 - Harold Smith ('57) AND   Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA;

04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of FL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 28, 1933 - In Germany, the Nazis ordered a ban on all Jews in businesses, professions and schools.

March 28, 1939 - Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquered Madrid after a three-year siege.

March 28, 1941 - Battle of Cape Matapan – in the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham led the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian heavy cruisers and two destroyers.

March 28, 1942 - St Nazaire Raid: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raided the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.

March 28, 1945 - Germany launched the last of the V-2 rockets against England.


Friday, March 28, 1964 - Painter Pablo Contrisciani was born in La Plata, Buenos Aires.

Friday, March 28, 1964 -  Diane Lees, current and first female Director-General of the Imperial War Museum, was born in England.

Friday, March 28, 1964 - Politician Karen Lumley was born Karen Elizabeth Lumley in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. 


March 29, 1941 British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeated those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.

March 29, 1942 - The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.

March 29, 1945 - Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.

March 29, 1945 - The German 4th Army was almost destroyed by the Soviet Red Army.


Saturday, March 29, 1964 - Police officer and politician Michael A. Jackson was born in Cheverly, Maryland.

Saturday, March 29, 1964 - Model and actress Elle Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow in Killara, Sydney, Australia (unless, of course, she was born in 1963...).

Saturday, March 29, 1964 - Chef Ming Tsai (蔡明昊) was born in Newport Beach, California

  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA - 03/28/14, 9:18 PM - "Class of 1968":


Hope you are doing well. As for "bone-on-bone knees" I had the same problem; just had them both replaced, one in '03 and the other in '10. Best thing I ever did, but I still have to take Celebrex for joint pain (hands, feet, etc.). Have just learned to wake up "stiff" and go to bed "aching" -- could be worse!

Sad news for the Class of 1968. We lost another class member,   Warren D. Vines, on 3/24/2014. The obit was in the Daily Press but did not mention NNHS.

Thanks for all the hard work you do for everyone!

Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally NNHS Class of '68

   I'm sorry to hear this, Elizabeth; thank you so much for telling me! Warren transferred to NNHS the fall after I graduated, so I neither knew him nor recognized his name.

     From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/27/14 - "Family discovers fully-stocked Fallout Shelter in their backyard":

Family discovers fully-stocked Fallout Shelter in their backyard

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Jimmy!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/28/14 - "MAKIN ISLAND -- A beautiful remembrance--":

A beautiful story of these Marines, beautifully told; video adds a lot. 

Makin Island

A true story  about 19 marines killed on an island (defending against the Japanese).

They had to retreat, so asked the islanders to please bury them for us.

Years later, found a man who had been a teenager then and remembered where they were buried.

They sent a C-130 and an honor guard over there and found  all 19 had been buried with their helmets on, their rifles in their hands, in perfect condition. The islanders had really done a wonderful job.

As they were  loading the bodies, a voice from out of nowhere started singing "The Marine Hymn"..........gave everyone goose bumps. It turns out that the  voice was from a  man who spoke no  English but remembered a song the Marines taught him when they landed.

They got all 19 and their photos are at the end.



    Thank you so much, Billy!

From My Friend, Adrienne of UT - 03/27/14 - "30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself":

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

   ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Adrienne!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/08/14 - "Hand Paintings? (#3 in a series of 16)":

  COOL BEANS! Thanks, Jimmy!


Bird Crochet Patterns - a plethora of patterns!


Upland Game Bird Recipes


   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/09/14 - "NNHS Logo Caps":

  Our 1st Shipment/Order of the NNHS Logo Caps have arrived and are being packaged for shipping today; with shipments being sent out Monday & Tuesday: I have approximately 27 caps out of the first 100 ordered remaining. Anyone wishing to get a cap at the introductory price of $10.00 plus S/H of $4.59 may do so at my eBay Store:  After the initial order has been sold the price will go to the regular retail price of $14.95., or

Thanks to those who purchased from the 1st Shipment! When I review the sales at the end of this month, I will begin offering other items, such as Mugs, T-Shirts, Jackets, key chains, etc.

I have already made a contribution to the NNHS65 Newsletter for support of Carol's efforts toward keeping us NNHS Classmates informed of noteworthy news; plus the Charity of Wounded Warriors Fund will receive a donation check quarterly from the proceeds from Sales of these NNHS Logo Products.

In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of my websites may contact me at: or with info pertaining to your purchases and I will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact me at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thank you so very much, Butch!


From - 03/26/14:

One day a genie appeared to a California man and offered to grant him one wish.

The man said, "I wish you'd build a bridge from here to Hawaii so I could drive there anytime."

The genie frowned. "I don't know. It sounds like quite an undertaking," he said. "Just think of the logistics. The supports required reaching the bottom of the ocean, the concrete, and the steel! Why don't you pick something else?"

The man thought for a while and then said, "Okay, I wish for a complete understanding of women - what they are thinking, why they cry. I wish I knew how to make a woman truly happy."

The genie was silent for a minute, then said, "So how many lanes did you want on that bridge?"


1. Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 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, May 14, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/21/14

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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And Your Bird Can Sing

Written by John Lennon[1] (credited to Lennon/McCartney)

Recorded by The Beatles, 1966

You tell me that you've got everything you want
And your bird can sing
But you don't get me, you don't get me

You say you've seen seven wonders and your bird is green
But you can't see me, you can't see me

When your prized possessions start to weigh you down
Look in my direction, I'll be round, I'll be round

When your bird is broken will it bring you down
You may be awoken, I'll be round, I'll be round

You tell me that you've heard every sound there is
And your bird can swing
But you can't hear me, you can't hear me

"And Your Bird Can Sing" midi courtesy of - 03/30/11

"And Your Bird Can Sing" lyrics courtesy
of - 03/30/11

Singing Bird Cartoon courtesy of - 03/30/11

Animated Beatles Divider Line clip art courtesy of a website which no longer exists - several years ago

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!

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

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

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!!

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