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05/07/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Not a Second Time

“I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments
and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended
whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken --
and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best
than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.

- Margaret Mitchell
(08 Nov 1900 - 16 Aug 1949)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We're back to the Beatles.

BONUS #1 - - The Beatles - Not A Second Time, 1963

BONUS #2 - - The Beatles - Not A Second Time - Cartoon, 1965


"Not a Second Time" is a song by John Lennon (credited to Lennon/McCartney) performed by The Beatles on their second United Kingdom album, With the Beatles. Lennon said he was "trying to write a Smokey Robinson or something at the time."[1]

This song inspired a musical analysis from William Mann of The Times, citing the "Aeolian cadence" (Aeolian harmony) of Lennon's vocals as the song draws to a close, and noting that the same chord progression appears at the end of Mahler's "Song of the Earth".[2] Lennon, years later, remarked: "To this day, I have no idea what [Aeolian cadences] are. They sound like exotic birds."[3] The actual meaning of the term "Aeolian cadence" is when a major key song resolves on the VI chord, which is the tonic chord of the relative minor key. The term derives from the fact that the Aeolian mode is rooted on the sixth step of the major scale.

The song was recorded in nine takes on 11 September 1963 at EMI Studios.[4]


From Yahoo Finance - 05/04/11 - "AT&T Capping Download Amounts": 

   In light of this "revolting new development", as our household is one of those Major Users of Bandwidth, the remaining regular issues of the NNHS Newsletter for the next thirty days or so will revert to Old Style - i.e., mostly imageless.  I'll not be able to post any of your images, nor scan and post any new ones of my own.  (If they're already in my files, that's different.)  Clip art will be kept to a minimum.  This will not apply of course to Memorial Editions.

      Oh, crum!


    Happy Birthday today to Judy Abbott Copes ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Frank Gibson ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

09 -   Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA;

10 - The late    Mrs. Helen Hardy Shelton (10 May 1917 - 19 Mar 2011) AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57) AND My Cousin,     Clarke Booth (Wakefield HS - '57) of FL;

12 -  Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA;

14 -     Johnnie Bateman ('70) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


Wednesday, May 7, 1862

The Federals continued their pursuit of the retreating Virginians on the Peninsula today. No major battle occurred, but there was an attack on William D. Franklin’s men by Confederate G.W. Smith. Smith was protecting the wagons holding vital Southern supplies. This is variously known as the Battle of West Point, Barhamsville, or Eltham’s Landing. Other fighting occurred at Purdy, Tenn., and Horse Creek, Mo.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/06/11 - "Carolina In My Mind":

Hi, Carol:

Exciting news that you and
      Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) will be returning to Fayetteville next month. The best some of us can do is play the James Taylor version of "Carolina In My Mind" to think about how much we miss the place.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks so much, Adonis! We are excited - a little scared, but very excited! - Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor, 1972

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently deployed to "the lands dark and dusty") - 05/07/11, 3:00 AM - "RE: The Mysterious Flowers and Chocolates":


I'm glad you liked it! It was a small token of my love and appreciation for you on Mother's Day. I put a card in there, but they must not have shipped it with it. Sorry about that. Maybe the hunt for who sent them made it a little more fun for you?!

The card said something to this effect - that I appreciate all your sacrifices that you gave in order to give me the upbringing and joyous childhood that I had. I know what kind of effort as a parent this takes, and I surely appreciate all that you gave of yourself to be my mother. I know it was often difficult, but you did it joyfully. I hope these flowers serve as a little reflection of my love and deep appreciation and respect of you. Thank you, Mom!

I love you and hope you have a great Mother's Day!

your loving son...

    The missing card was a lot of fun, Brent, but your note itself was probably the best part of the present! The candy was delicious and the lilies are getting more beautiful with each passing hour, but your words I will have with me for all eternity! Thank you so much!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/06/11 - "Honor Flight Documentary":

Honor Flight

This is very special. It's short. Please watch, then share with your friends.

This is very touching. God bless these and all the vets of all the wars in which we have fought.

They are trying to get 50000 views before Memorial Day.

You need to view the whole thing to be counted. (Only 2 minutes.)

This is a trailer for a full-length feature documentary about a Program to honor WWII vets. 

      Thanks so much, Bill!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/04/11 (hiding in my email...) - "Christian Sounds, Science Quotes & A Power Minute":

Leann Rimes - Amazing Grace (Country Christian)
Native American - Amazing Grace (in Cherokee)
Skillet--Savior (Christian Rock)
Skillet--Whispers in The Dark (Christian Rock) a major repeat favorite Skillet song!
Skillet -- Meaningful Rock-Talk Looking For Angels (Official Music Video HD) Option Subtitles (English, Español)


Science Quotes from Kids

One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.

You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don't hear it, you got hit, so never mind.

When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.

When people run around and around in circles, we say they are crazy. When planets do it, we say they are orbiting.

While the earth seems to be knowingly keeping its distance from the sun, it is really only centrificating.

Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change into a sun in the daytime.

A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way it wants to go.

Many dead animals of the past changed to fossils, others preferred to become oil.

Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they are there.

Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers.

We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.

I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing.

In making rain water, it takes everything from H to O.

Rain is saved up in cloud banks.

Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dog's tongue will kill the strongest man.

Thunder is a rich source of loudness.

Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their names sound

It is so hot in some parts of the world that the people there have to live in other places.


Where a Driver is From

One hand on wheel, one hand on horn: Chicago.

One hand on wheel, one finger out window: New York.

One hand on wheel, one finger out window, cutting across all lanes of traffic: New Jersey.

One hand on wheel, one hand on newspaper, foot solidly on accelerator: Boston.

One hand on wheel, one hand on nonfat double decaf cappuccino, cradling cell phone, brick on accelerator, with gun in lap: Los Angeles.

Both hands on wheel, eyes shut, both feet on brake, quivering in terror: Ohio, but driving in California.

Both hands in air, gesturing, both feet on accelerator, head turned to talk to someone in back seat: Italy.

One hand on latte, one knee on wheel, cradling cell phone, foot on brake, mind on radio game: Seattle.

One hand on wheel, one hand on hunting rifle, alternating between both feet being on the accelerator and both feet on brake, throwing McDonald's bag out the window: Texas.

Four-wheel drive pick-up truck, shotgun mounted in rear window, beer cans on floor, squirrel tails attached to antenna: West Virginia.

Two hands gripping wheel, blue hair barely visible above windshield, driving 35 on the Interstate in the left lane with the left blinker on: Florida.


The Raise

Employee: Excuse me sir, may I talk to you?

Boss: Sure, come on in. What can I do for you?

Employee: Well sir, as you know, I have been an employee of this prestigious firm for over ten years.

Boss: Yes.

Employee: I won't beat around the bush. Sir, I would like a raise. I currently have four companies after me and so I decided to talk to you first.

Boss: A raise? I would love to give you a raise, but this is just not the right time.

Employee: I understand your position, and I know that the current economic down turn has had a negative impact on sales, but you must also take into consideration my hard work, pro-activeness and loyalty to this company for over a decade.

Boss: Taking into account these factors, and considering I don't want to start a brain drain, I'm willing to offer you a ten percent
raise and an extra five days of vacation time. How does that sound?

Employee: Great! It's a deal! Thank you, sir!

Boss: Before you go, just out of curiosity, what companies were after you?

Employee: Oh, the Electric Company, Gas Company, Water Company, and the Mortgage Company!



7-Eleven is North America's number one retailer of fresh-grilled hot dogs, selling approximately 100 million each year.


Bonus Fact:

Mickey Mouse's first words were "hot Dogs" which he said in the 1929 short 'The Karnival Kid'.


Wisdom Tip

Careful with your signature

Only put your signature to something that you are able to successfully defend to a hostile barrister in a court of law.

Mike Swindlehurst from Bournemouth United Kingdom


Great Quote

May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


A motivating inspirational minute.

Listen to a Random Power Minute


Thank you, Shari!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/06/11 - "Wicker Basket":

Wicker Basket

The story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson.

Each morning, Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading from his old worn-out Bible. His grandson who wanted to be just like him tried to imitate him in any way he could.

One day the grandson asked, 'Papa, I try to read the Bible just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bible do?'

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and said, 'Take this old wicker coal basket down to the river and bring back a basket of water.'

The boy did as he was told, even though all the water leaked out before he could get back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, 'You will have to move a little faster next time,' and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but again the old wicker basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was 'impossible to carry water in a basket,' and he went to get a bucket instead.

The old man said, 'I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You can do this. You're just not trying hard enough,' and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got far at all.

The boy scooped the water and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, 'See Papa, it's useless!'

'So you think it is useless?' the old man said. 'Look at the basket.'

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time he realized that the basket looked different. Instead of a dirty old wicker coal basket, it was clean.

'Son, that's what happens when you read the Bible. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, it will change you from the inside out.'

Moral of the wicker basket story:
Take time to read a portion of God's word each day; it will affect you for good even if you don't retain a word.

Thought for Today:
God's Love is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its end.

I really like this story because I don't retain things too well anymore... age may have something to do with it but I figure my brain just gets overloaded!

God isn't concerned about my brain anyway; He's more concerned about my heart.

   Thanks again, Bill!


From - 05/06/11:
A man asks a trainer in the gym: "I want to impress that beautiful girl, which machine can I use?"

The trainer replied; “Use the ATM outside the gym!!!"


1.  May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2011 - "The Marvelous Wonderettes" at Dinnertainment at The Grey Goose - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - 

2. Thursday, June 2, 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.

3. Wednesday, June 8, 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.

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, see: and contact Gary Fitzgerald at or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

7. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 05/05/11

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



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Not a Second Time

Written by John Lennon (09 Oct 1940 – 08 Dec 1980); (Credited to McCartney/Lennon)

Recorded by The Beatles, 1963

You know you made me cry,
I see no use in wond'ring why,
I cried for you.

And now, you've changed your mind,
I see no reason to change mine,
I cried, it's through, oh.

Oh, you're giving me the same old line,
I'm wond'ring why,
You hurt me then, you're back again,
No, no, not a second time.

"Not a Second Time" midi courtesy of - 05/05/08

"Not a Second Time" lyrics courtesy of - 05/05/08

"With the Beatles" Album Image courtesy of - 05/05/08

Animated Beatles Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/29/05

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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

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