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04/11/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

“Kiss me and you will see how important I am.”

- Sylvia Plath
(27 Oct 1932 - 11 Feb 1963)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  I saw (or rather, heard) this song the other day on DirecTV's Channel 802 - Malt Shop Oldies and I thought I'd use today.

BONUS - - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter


"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" is a popular song written by Harry Noble in 1952. It was a hit in 2 different decades and is considered a classic of the early Rock/Pop era. The original version was released by Karen Chandler in 1952, released by Coral Records as catalog number 60831. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on October 17, 1952 and lasted 18 weeks on the chart, peaking at #7. [1] It was her only charted hit. As was often the case with songs of that era, a version was recorded by British singer Muriel Smith and became a hit in Britain in 1953, reaching the Top 3. Shirley Bassey covered the song on her 1969 album Does Anybody Miss Me. The version most often heard today is the latter-day hit version recorded by Mel Carter, reaching #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the "Easy listening" chart in 1965. This version makes an appearance in the movie We Were Soldiers. The title was also used as the title for Gloria Estefan's 1994 album of covers, and was later referenced by U2's 1995 song "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me".


    From Nancy Mitchell Wynne ('64) of MD - 04/09/10:

Carol, feel free to post this.
I recently chaired a very large annual fund raiser in Frederick MD, the Frederick Woman's Club, Inc.'s Mardi Gras.  The event which is somewhat like a debutante ball complete with lovely young ladies presented and the three Kings of Mardi Gras, Comus, Proteus and Rex was a wonderful success and raised a lot of money for Daybreak Adult Day Services, a 501(c) 3 group that offers services to senior citizens in the county.  However, the evening ended with me falling and breaking a lower vertebrae.  This all occurred on February 14th and I'm still recuperating.  I've had lots of family and friend support and am now working with the orthopaedist and neurosurgeon to determine the long term damage.  God is good and I trust I'll have a full recovery.  All this when I was planning on getting together with the NNHS "girls" at one of their breakfast gatherings in Williamsburg!  I'm going to try hard to make the next one; keep me on the mailing list.
Nancy (Mitchell) Wynne NNHS 64

   YOWZERONI-RINI!    Norm (Covert- '61 - of MD) told us you had a Big Day, Sweet Nancy, but we never dreamed it ended so traumatically! We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers!


     Happy Birthday today to     Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND   Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND    Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA;

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND  Richard Rawls ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

13 -   Gil Hughes ('64);

14 -   Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;

15 -      George Helliesen ('61) of MI;

17 - David Jones ('57); 

18 -     Monty Phillips ('62) of VA AND    Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 10, 1941 - The Axis Powers in Europe established the Independent State of Croatia from occupied Yugoslavia with Ante Pavelić's Ustaše fascist insurgents in power.

April 10, 1944 - Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from the Birkenau death camp.


April 11, 1941 - Germany bombers blitzed Conventry, England.

April 11, 1945 - U.S. troops reached the Elbe River in Germany.

April 11, 1945 - American forces liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.

April 11, 1961 - Israel began the trial of Adolf Eichmann, accused of World War II war crimes, in Jerusalem.

April 11, 1985 - The White House announced that President Reagan would visit the Nazi cemetery at Bitbur.


Satur day, April 10, 1965 - Musician Tim Alexander (Primus) was born in Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Saturday, April 10 , 1965 - Race car driver and owner Lloyd Casner (born 30 Aug 1928 in Miami, Florida ) was killed in Le Mans, France at the age of 36.

Saturday, April 10, 1965 - Actress Linda Darnell (born 16 Oct 1923 in Dallas, Texas) died in Glenview, Illinois from burns she received in a house fire at the age of 41.


Sunday, April 11, 1965 - The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.

    From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 04/09/10 - "Giant":

Pass this along to  Jimmy Dossett ('66 - of NC),   Linda Boatright Fitzgerald ('66 - of FL) et al...  I don't think a version of the Typhoon band doing Giant exists, and last spring I e-mailed dozens of college music departments in Texas, hoping just ONE of them had a live, marching band / concert band version of it.  Nope.  The Longhorns don't have it, the Aggies don't, Texas Christian doesn't, but a couple of them volunteered the sheet music.   And when they offered that, I responded "If you've got an arrangement, you MUST have played it, and MAYBE there's a recording somewhere.  Even if it was something the band director did in rehearsal, you've got to have it!!!" 
Nope.  I ain't dealing with the crew from "Friday Night Lights" here.   Hummm.. Wait a second...  That's an idea!  Maybe I need to call Hollywood? 
Anyway, my personal music library is incomplete without it.  And putting crowd noise under the Art Mooney version and cutting out the vocals doesn't help.  Boosting the glockenspiels for that authentic cool fall nights in Tidewater sound is impossible.


Two other quick shameless plugs to add:  My pal Sara Hickman ( ) who's big in Texas ( but no Giant... ), is on the road next week.  She'll be in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday the 15th at the Evening Muse on North Davidson Street, the Grey Eagle Music Hall in Asheville on Friday night, and then she swoops down to Atlanta on Saturday night at Eddie's Attic.  I'll see her Saturday, and I already know I'll see at least a couple of familiar faces in the crowd.  IF I turn around and look, that is.  My eyes'll be glued to sweet Sara.  If for no other reason everybody who reads this in the Atlanta area should come just to see me make a fool out of myself again.  Some of you haven't seen that since Senior Assembly in '66.

And I was a damn fine tree!

And no, after sharing the tree suit that afternoon,   Bobby Sprouse ('66 - of CO) never called, never wrote, probably never even thinks of me...

Oh, and part two of the Shameless Plugs...  Everybody with an hour of LaGrange ought to put Hills & Dales Estate into their travel plans this spring.  All three floors of the historic Neel Reid-designed Fuller E. Callaway family home will be open to tours, and we have a "continuous blooming garden" so there's always something to see.  No, I ain't giving discounts on admission.  I'm not high enough on the chain of command.
But I was a tree once, and young.

   GOOFY GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Bill!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/09/10 - "COWBOY FOOTBALL STADIUM":


Everybody here in North Texas is feeling sad about the old Cowboy Stadium which is to be blown up at 6:30AM Texas time Sunday morning, April 11th . There are a lot of memories there . When I first moved here back in 1975 I went to my first game that season there and a lot more during the time it was being used. Now Jerry Jones has that new stadium which I haven't been to yet. It may be on the news around the world.


   It was indeed a headliner, Glenn:

From Dallas News:

With a booming blast, Texas Stadium reduced to rubble

09:05 AM CDT on Sunday, April 11, 2010

By BRANDON FORMBY / The Dallas Morning News

IRVING — More than 38 years of football and entertainment memories came crashing down Sunday morning when 11-year-old Casey Rogers pushed the button that set off 2,715 pounds of dynamite, leveling Texas Stadium in less than a minute.

All that remained standing at the Dallas Cowboys' former home after the implosion were three buttresses at the southeast end of the stadium where the implosion process started. Demolition officials said that the columns were being held up by debris and would be easy to demolish.

Residents reported feeling the blasts as far away as Farmers Branch and Highland Park.

The implosion was witnessed by thousands of fans who parked in the stadium's Red Lot and lined streets surrounding the stadium all its sides. Fans began arriving for a chance to see the implosion late Saturday night, and Irving officials opened the red lot 20 minutes early because of the line to get in.

Fans cheered as Casey, of Terrell, pushed the button starting the demolition process. Casey, who runs a charity that helps homeless people in Dallas, won a national essay contest sponsored by Kraft Foods. Kraft sponsored the implosion as part of its marketing campaign for its "Cheddar Explosion" macaroni and cheese product.

"It was awesome," Casey said. "Just watching it come down was different from my dreams. It's a once in a lifetime chance."

The demolition plan cost just under $6 million. To be prepared for the implosion, the stadium was stripped down to concrete and steel and the lower bowl filled with dirt. It imploded in a domino fashion starting in the southwest end zone, falling simultaneously along both sidelines to finish in the northeast end zone. The roof with its famous hole fell in over the stadium's footprint.

The Cowboys won all five of their Super Bowl titles while playing in Texas Stadium. They moved to the new $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington last year.

"Even in the dawn, (driving in) we slowed down and took a real good look at it. You get a little lump in your throat," said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who bought the team and the stadium lease for $160 million in 1989. "It was beautiful."

Irving officials decided to raze the stadium after it was determined there would be little use for the structure. Officials want a high-end development there in the future – perhaps something akin to Millennium Park in Chicago. But for the next 10 years, it will be the staging area for highway construction in the area.

Just south of Highway 183, a few families had set up tents by the street side on a little patch of grass not already occupied. Shelly Garcia and her son Jordan Garcia, 11, originally from Irving, had been there since 10 p.m. They had left Austin the day before around noon. Jordan could barely remember attending a Cowboys-Eagles game in 2005.

"It's sad, but cool," Jordan said. "We've never seen anything implode before."

Just after 5 a.m. on the west side of the stadium, Larry Hoofard, 52, a dock man from Euless, found a mound of dirt at a small construction site along Tom Braniff for a front row seat. Hoofard said he sold popcorn in the stadium when he was in high school, his prom was held in the Stadium Club, and his high school graduation was on the stadium floor.

As the fireworks went off before the implosion, he stood silently with his hands in his sweatshirt pockets. He flinched a little when the dynamite started to go off. He didn't cheer like the rest of the crowd, and stood on the mound long after others left.

"It was kind of scary. I didn't know you were going to feel it," Hoofard said.

He didn't take any pictures, but he said, "I'll remember."

Staff writers Mark Norris and Avi Selk and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

     How sad..... Thanks for this alert, Glenn.

   Speaking of cowboys...

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 04/09/10 - "Cowboy Poetry":

"Cowboy Poetry"

Jake, the rancher, went one day
To fix a distant fence.
The wind was cold and gusty
And the clouds rolled gray and dense.

As he pounded the last staples in
And gathered tools to go,
The temperature had fallen,
The wind and snow began to blow.

When he finally reached his pickup,
He felt a heavy heart.
From the sound of that ignition
He knew it wouldn't start.

So Jake did what most of us
Would do if we had been there.
He humbly bowed his balding head
And sent aloft a prayer.

As he turned the key for the last time,
He softly cursed his luck
They found him three days later,
Frozen stiff in that old truck.

Now Jake had been around in life
And done his share of roaming.
But when he saw Heaven, he was shocked --
It looked just like Wyoming !

Of all the saints in Heaven,
His favorite was St. Peter.
So they sat and talked a minute or two,
Or maybe it was three.
Nobody was keeping' score --
In Heaven, time is free.

'I've always heard,' Jake said to Pete,
'that God will answer prayer,
But one time I asked for help,
Well, he just plain wasn't there.'

'Does God answer prayers of some,
And ignore the prayers of others?
That don't seem exactly square --
I know all men are brothers.'

'Or does he randomly reply,
Without good rhyme or reason?
Maybe, it's the time of day,
The weather or the season.'
'Now I ain't trying to act smart,
It's just the way I feel.
And I was wondering', could you tell me --
What the heck's the deal?!'

Peter listened very patiently
And when Jake was done,
There were smiles of recognition,
And he said, 'So, you're the one!!'

That day your truck, it wouldn't start,
And you sent your prayer a-flying,
You gave us all a real bad time,
With hundreds of us trying.'

'A thousand angels rushed,
To check the status of your file,
But you know, Jake, we hadn't heard
From you in quite a long while.'

'And though all prayers are answered,
And God ain't got no quota,
He didn't recognize your voice,
And fixed a truck in Minnesota!



   MORE GIGGLES! Thanks, Paul!

  From Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA - 04/09/10 - "You should sit back and enjoy this":

You should sit back and enjoy this.

   Thanks, Tommy! I think this method will allow me to share the Power Point slide show you sent me!

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 04/09/10 - "National Anthem at Eagles Game ...":

(My cousin) sent this email, and it is truly the way to sing the national anthem, rather than having individuals get up and sing it the way they want to, or to butcher it so badly that you can't even recognize it without the backup music.


This is an awesome version of our National Anthem; don’t know about you, but I get weary of hearing “recording stars” butcher it prior to sporting events.  Enjoy. 

Tired of all those "recording stars" singing the national anthem? Here's what our military can do. - US National Anthem by the Academy Choirs

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thanks so much, Paul - and please thank Patricia for all of us as well!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/10/10 - "De-Stress":


A blonde was weed-eating her yard and

accidentally cut off the tail of her cat which was hiding in the grass.

She rushed her cat, along with the tail, over to WAL-MART!



WAL-MART is the largest re-tailer in the world!

  TO ALL MY 'NUTTY' FRIENDS.... Have a fabulous STRESS-FREE day!!!!

   WILDER GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!


  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 - 04/09/10:


The personnel office received an email requesting a listing of the department staff broken down by age and sex.

The personnel office sent this reply...

"Attached is a list of our staff. We currently have no one broken down by age or sex. However, we have a few alcoholics."


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 04/11/10
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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Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

Written by Harry Noble, 1952

Recorded by Mel Carter (b. 22 Apr 1943), 1965

Hold me, hold me,
Never let me go until you've told me, told me,
What I want to know and then just hold me, hold me
Make me tell you I'm in love with you.

Thrill me, thrill me,
Walk me down the lane where shadows will be, will be
Hiding lovers just the same as we'll be, we'll be,
When you make me tell you I love you.

They told me be sensible with your new love,
Don't be fooled thinking this is the last you'll find.
But they never stood in the dark with you love,
When you take me in your arms and drive me slowly out of my mind

Kiss me, kiss me,
And when you do I'll know you that you will miss me, miss me,
If we ever say adieu so kiss me, kiss me,
Make me tell you I'm in love with you


"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" midi courtesy of - 04/11/10

"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" lyrics courtesy
of - 04/11/10

Animated Kissing Lips courtesy of - 04/10/03

String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/19/05

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

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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