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04/03/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Build Me Up, Buttercup

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more
likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.

 - Nathaniel Branden
(b. 09 Apr 1930)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today's theme song came to us courtesy of DirectTV's 60's Revolution Channel 803.

BONUS - - Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations


 "Build Me Up Buttercup" is the name of a song written by Mike d'Abo and Tony Macaulay, and released by The Foundations with Colin Young singing the lead vocals in 1968. This was the third major hit for The Foundations. Colin Young replaced Clem Curtis in 1968 and this was the first Foundations hit that he sang on. It reached number 2 on the UK charts and number 3 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for 11 weeks.


      Happy Birthday today to Robert Workman ('57) AND    Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

06 -   Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);

07 -   Marc Snyder ('65) of NC;

09 -   Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA;

10 -      Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA - AND    Skip Wood ('65) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 3, 1942 - Japanese forces began an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.

April 3, 1946 - Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma was executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.

April 3, 1948 - President Harry S. Truman signed the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.


Saturday, April 3, 1965 - Pop singer Nazia Hassan (نازیہ حسن) was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She died of lung cancer in London on August 13, 2000 at the age of 35.

Saturday, April 3, 1965 - Communist and resistance fighter Ernst Kirchweger (b. 12 Jan 1898) died in Vienna.

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 04/01/10 - "Spring Snow in Park City Utah":

Just when I had hung up my skis for the winter ( I hate spring skiing) we were hit with over a foot of great light snow! Yesterday was one of my best days on the mountain all year. I even had a few face shots. This is usually what happens when we have a lean year for snow fall. Two weeks before closing we get hammered and have to just watch it melt away. Anyway here are a few more pictures for your pleasure. I had a great time taking them.

   WOW! Here outside St. Louis we're enjoying what I've always considered to be one of the prettiest weeks of the year, the first week of April.  Tree are budding, daffodils and tulips are blooming everywhere - and you're still having snow! What a beautiful and blessed country we have! Thanks, Phil!

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 04/02/10 - " Viet Nam Deaths, very impressive records.":

Carol...don't know if this link has been sent to you or not...but I find it very informational....a lot of  the names on the memorial were killed in 3 months or less after their tour of duty started......

Amazing and sad----search your state and hometown heroes--remember those we lost---

This is very impressive.  
First click on a state.  When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear.  Then click on their names.  It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals. 
This really is an amazing web site.  Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create it.
I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country.
The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam War with the names, bio's and other information on our lost heroes.  Those who remember that time frame, or perhaps lost friends or family can look them up on this site.  Pass the link on to others if you like.

   Thank you so much, Janice! I had seen and used this site extensively seven years or so ago, but they took it down and redesigned it, so it was unavailable for a time. We've posted it twice in recent weeks (once on your birthday!), but we've had an influx of Newbies since that time, and it's so important, I wouldn't want anyone to miss it:

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 04/02/10 - "Tip (about E-mail).":

Always keep at least one invalid, but properly formated address in your contact list. If your e-mail contacts are ever hijacked you will know it b/c you will get an 'undeliverable' message back from your e-mail server. Else you may never know.


John London


Behold! What is a bell? A bell is that which sounds, far, and high ... It will echo far and wide like the peal of thunder but under utmost purity. And evil men, hearing the bell, will be saved.


   WOW! Thanks, John Darlin'!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/02/10 - "A Frog Story":

This is an old am I.....maybe you are, too, which means you've probably forgotten it!!!!

A Frog Walks Into A Bank 

He approaches the teller. He can see from her nametag that her name is Patricia Whack.

"Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday."

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. He says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, "Sure. I have  this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty  explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral."

She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?"

The bank manager looks back at her and says...

"It's a  knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan, His old man's a Rolling Stone."

(You're singing it, aren't you? Yeah, I know you  are....)

Never take life too seriously! Come on now, you grinned, I know you did...!!!

Have  a great day.....

     Thanks so much, Joyce - this is one of my faves!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/02/10 - "Have A Freaky Friday":

I will be hit or miss next week, mainly miss, as I have so much to do, running out of town, having company and such. I added some extra urls. 
Have a nice Easter weekend.
Human like dog--cute
Ten Amazing Survival Stories
Real Looking!
Top 10 Most Addictive Reality Shows of the Decade (00s)

Manfred Mann-Blinded By The Light -- What a fantastic version of this song!
Carpenters Close To You
Shinedown - Sound Of Madness (Video) "Oh My Here We Go!" So love this. :)
Shinedown -45 Lyrics

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Oh, Mom Knows

A young man excitedly tells his mother he's fallen in love and going to get married. He says, "Just for fun, Ma, I'm going to bring over 3 women and you try and guess which one I'm going to marry."

The mother agrees.

The next day, he brings three beautiful women into the house and sits them down on the couch and they chat for a while. He then says, "Okay, Ma, guess which one I'm going to marry."

She immediately replies, "The one in the middle."

"That's amazing, Ma. You're right. How did you know?"

"I don't like her."

  Thanks, Shari! Have a nice Easter!
Orange you glad it's Spring?

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/02/10 - "The Veterinarian":

The Veterinarian

One Sunday, in counting the money in the weekly offering, the Pastor of a small church found a pink envelope containing $1,000. It happened again the next week!

The following Sunday, he watched as the offering was collected and saw an elderly woman put the distinctive pink envelope on the plate. This went on for weeks until the pastor, overcome by
curiosity, approached her.


"Ma'am, I couldn't help but notice that you put $1,000 a week in the collection plate," he stated.

"Why yes," she replied, "every week my son sends me money and I give some of it to the church."

The pastor replied, "That's wonderful. But $1000 is a lot, are you sure you can afford this? How much does he send you?"  

The elderly woman answered, "$10,000 a week."  

The pastor was amazed. "Your son is very successful; what does he do for a living?"

"He is a veterinarian," she answered.

"That's an honorable profession, but I had no idea they made that much money," the pastor said. "Where does he practice?"

The woman answered proudly, "In Nevada. He has two cat houses, one in Las Vegas, and one in Reno.'


       WHOO-HOO! Thanks again, Joyce!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 04/02/10:

St. Peter's Book

A man arrives at the pearly gates, waiting to be admitted. St. Peter is reading through the Big Book to see if the guy's name is written in it. After several minutes, St. Peter closes the book, furrows his brow, and says, "I'm sorry, I don't see your name written in the Book."

"How current is your copy?" he asks.

"I get a download every ten minutes," St. Peter replies, "Why do you ask?"

"I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I was always the stubborn type. It was not until my death was imminent that I cried out to God, so my name probably hasn't arrived to your copy yet."

"I'm glad to hear that," Pete says, "but while we're waiting for the update to come through, can tell me about a really good deed that you did in your life."

The guys thinks for a moment and says, "Hmm, well there was this one time when I was driving down a road and I saw a giant group of biker gang members harassing this poor girl. I slowed down, and sure enough, there they were, about 20 of 'em torturing this poor woman. Infuriated, I got out of my car, grabbed a tire iron out of my trunk, and walked up to the leader of the gang.

"He was a huge guy; 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, with a studded leather jacket and a chain running from his nose to his ears. As I walked up to the leader, the bikers formed a circle around me and told me to get lost or I'd be next. So I ripped the leader's chain out of his face and smashed him over the head with the tire iron.

"Then I turned around and yelled to the rest of them, 'Leave this poor innocent girl alone! You're all a bunch of SICK, deranged animals! Go home before I really teach you a lesson in PAIN!'"

St. Peter, duly impressed, says "Wow! When did this happen?"

"About three minutes ago."


1. 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

2. 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 - CLASS OF 1954

3. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

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. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

7. 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 OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/31/10
NNHS BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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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Build Me Up Buttercup

Written by Mike d'Abo (b. 01 Mar 1944) and Tony Macaulay (b. 21 Apr 1944)

Recorded by The Foundations, 1968

Why do you build me up (Build me up)
Buttercup baby just to
let me down (Let me down)
And mess me around
And then worst of all (Worst of all)
You never call baby
When you say you will (Say you will)
But I love you still
I need you (I need you)
More than anyone darlin'
You know that I have from the start

So build me up (Build me up)
Don't break my heart
I'll be over at ten
You tell me time and again
But you're late
I wait around and then
I went to the door
I can't take any more
It's not you
You let me down again

Baby Baby
Try to find a little time
And I'll make you happy
I'll be home
I'll be waiting beside the phone
Waiting for you.

Why do you build me up....
To you I'm a toy
But I could be the boy
You adore
If you'd just let me know
Although you're untrue
I'm attracted to you
All the more
Why do I need you so Baby Baby.....

ooh ooh ooh
Why do build me up .....

"Build Me Up, Buttercup" midi courtesy of - 04/02/10

"Build Me Up, Buttercup" lyrics courtesy of - 04/02/10

Image of Buttercup courtesy of - 04/02/10

Flower Line 63 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/02/10

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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!!

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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

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