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05/08/10 - NNHS Newsletter
All Jacked Up

ďSeize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject
to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire
may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.Ē

 - William Wirt
(08 Nov 1772 - 18 Feb 1834)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Once again, today's Newsletter has no midi attached; just listen to the bonus video:

BONUS - - All Jacked Up - Gretchen Wilson


"All Jacked Up" is a single, released in 2005, by American country music artist Gretchen Wilson. On the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated for August 13, 2005, "All Jacked Up" debuted at #21, setting a record for the highest ever debut by a female artist on the country charts.[1] The last female artist to hold this record was Shania Twain, whose "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" debuted at #24 in 2002.[1] Gretchen Wilson's record has since been broken by Carrie Underwood's "So Small", which debuted at #20 on the Billboard country chart dated for August 18, 2007.



   If you are very perceptive, you may have recognized a common thread for the past twelve musical accompaniments to the regular Newsletters, beginning on 04/26/10:
Todayís music, All Jacked Up by Gretchen Wilson, is the final theme in the series. All were submitted by
       Dave Spriggs (Ď64) of VA.

   So put on your musical thinking caps, prick up your ears, and see if you can figger out what ties all of these songs together. Simply e-mail your guess to <<>> We will let the contest run for a few days in order to gather all the entries. The winning name(s) will be published Ö unless you are too embarrassed at having correctly guessed it.

   Good Luck!!


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

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -      Mrs. Helen Shelton of VA 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!

   Mrs. Shelton has no email, but take note of her NEW address and send her a card for her 93rd Birthday: 866 Denbigh Boulevard, #25, Newport News, VA 23608-4476

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 7, 1942 - During the Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacked and sank the Japanese Imperial Navy light aircraft carrier Shōhō. The battle marked the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fought without visual contact between warring ships.

May 7, 1945 - General Alfred Jodl signeds unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany's participation in the war. The document took effect the next day.


May 8, 1942 - The Battle of the Coral Sea came to an end with Japanese Imperial Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington. The battle marked the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.

May 8, 1942 - Gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands rebelled in the Cocos Islands Mutiny. Their mutiny was crushed and three of them were executed, the only British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War.

May 8, 1945 - Hundreds of Algerian civilians were killed by French Army soldiers in the Sťtif massacre.

May 8, 1945 - V-E Day, combat ended in Europe. German forces agreed in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender.

May 8, 1945 - The end of the Prague uprising, today celebrated as a national holiday in the Czech Republic.


Friday, May 07, 1965 - Wrestler Owen Hart was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He died on 23 May 1999 in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 34 from a severed aorta following a stunt gone terribly wrong.

Friday, May 07, 1965 - Footballer Norman Whiteside was born in Rathcoole, Northern Ireland.

Friday, May 07, 1965 - Football player Reuben Davis was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.

TODAY IN 1965:

Saturday, May 08, 1965 - Football player Shalom Tikva was born in Natanya, Israel.

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/06/10 - "Thought you might to know about this wonderful woman":

Pam Murphy, widow of actor Audie Murphy, was veterans' friend and advocate
L.A. Daily News  | 04/15/10 | Dennis McCarthy

Pam Murphy, widow of WWII hero and actor, Audie Murphy, died peacefully at her home on April 8, 2010. She is survived by sons, Terry and James. Pam established her own distinctive 30 year career working as a patient liaison at the Sepulveda VA Hospital, where she was much beloved. Services (were) held at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) on Friday, April 16 at 2:30 PM.

  Pam Murphy, the widow of Audie Murphy, was involved in the Sepulveda VA hospital and care center over the course of 35 years, treating every veteran who visited the facility as if they were a VIP. Pam Murphy died (recently) at the age of 90.
  After Audie died, they all became her boys. Every last one of them.

Any soldier or Marine who walked into the Sepulveda VA hospital and care center in the last 35 years got the VIP treatment from Pam Murphy. The widow of Audie Murphy Ė the most decorated soldier in World War II Ė would walk the hallways with her clipboard in hand making sure her boys got to see a specialist or doctor ó STAT. If they didn't, watch out. Her boys weren't Medal of Honor recipients or movie stars like Audie, but that didn't matter to Pam. They had served their country. That was good enough for her. She never called a veteran by his first name. It was always "Mister." Respect came with the job. "Nobody could cut through VA red tape faster than Mrs. Murphy," said veteran Stephen Sherman, speaking for thousands of veterans she befriended over the years. "Many times I watched her march a veteran who had been waiting more than an hour right into the doctor's office. She was even reprimanded a few times, but it didn't matter to Mrs. Murphy. "Only her boys mattered. She was our angel."

Last week, Sepulveda VA 's angel for the last 35 years died peacefully in her sleep at age 90.

"She was in bed watching the Laker game, took one last breath, and that was it," said Diane Ruiz, who also worked at the VA and cared for Pam in the last years of her life in her Canoga Park apartment.  It was the same apartment Pam moved into soon after Audie died in a plane crash on Memorial Day weekend in 1971. Audie Murphy died broke, squandering million of dollars on gambling, bad investments, and yes, other women.  "Even with the adultery and desertion at the end, he always remained my hero," Pam told me.

She went from a comfortable ranch-style home in Van Nuys where she raised two sons to a small apartment - taking a clerk's job at the nearby VA to support herself and start paying off her faded movie star husband's debts.  At first, no one knew who she was. Soon, though, word spread through the VA that the nice woman with the clipboard was Audie Murphy's widow.  It was like saying Patton had just walked in the front door. Men with tears in their eyes walked up to her and gave her a hug. "Thank you," they said, over and over.

The first couple of years, I think the hugs were more for Audie's memory as a war hero. The last 30 years, they were for Pam.

She hated the spotlight. One year I asked her to be the focus of a Veteran's Day column for all the work she had done. Pam just shook her head no.  "Honor them, not me," she said, pointing to a group of veterans down the hallway. "They're the ones who deserve it."

The vets disagreed. Mrs. Murphy deserved the accolades, they said. Incredibly, in 2002, Pam's job was going to be eliminated in budget cuts. She was considered "excess staff."   "I don't think helping cut down on veterans' complaints and showing them the respect they deserve, should be considered excess staff," she told me.  Neither did the veterans. They went ballistic, holding a rally for her outside the VA gates.  Pretty soon, word came down from the top of the VA. Pam Murphy was no longer considered "excess staff." She remained working full time at the VA until 2007 when she was 87.  "The last time she was here was a couple of years ago for the conference we had for homeless veterans," said Becky James, coordinator of the VA's Veterans History Project.

Pam wanted to see if there was anything she could do to help some more of her boys.

Funeral services for Pam Murphy (were) held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.

Dennis McCarthy's column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

    WOWZERS. Thanks, Paul, I had not seen this!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 05/06/10 - "New Wine for Seniors":

New Wine for Seniors
California vintners in the Napa Valley area, which primarily produce Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir
and Pinot Grigio wines, have developed a new hybrid grape that acts as an anti-diuretic.
It is expected to reduce the number of trips older people have to make to the bathroom during the night.

The new wine will be marketed as


I just couldn't help it.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 05/06/10 - "Looking for my wallet":

And I thought it was just me.


  Thanks, Dicky! We're not alone - although I'm not sure that that's altogether comforting!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 05/06/10 - "MEOW KITTY wake-up":

     Thanks, Norris! I think I know a kitty cat or two fully capable of such a thing!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/05/10 - "oh yeah ...":

Sometimes I wonder ďwhy is that Frisbee getting bigger?Ē

Then it hits me.

   WILDER GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Gorgeous! You're a hoot!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 04/16/10 - "(A Very Cool Surprise Which I'm Reserving for As Soon As I Catch Up to Myself)":

   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Jane!


  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 - 05/07/10:

Truths About Life, learned by young children...

1. No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.

2. When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair.

3. If your sister hits you, don't hit back. They always catch the second person.

4. Never ask your 3 year-old brother to hold a tomato.

5. You can't trust dogs to watch your food.

6. Reading what people write on desks can teach you a lot.

7. Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

8. Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a breath mint.

9. Never hold a vacuum and a cat at the same time.

10. School lunches stick to the wall.

11. You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

12. Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts - no matter how cute the underwear is.

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

7. July 2011- The Class of 1971 is planning a 40-Year Reunion. A planning committee has been formed and held their first meeting recently. In an effort to connect with as many class members as possible, they are asking anyone interested in the Class of '71 reunion to contact Richard Rawls. Please provide your name, address, phone number(s) and email address so that they can be in touch with you when final arrangements are made. It has been 20 years since their last class reunion and they are looking forward to seeing everyone again. Send your contact information to: - CLASS OF 1971

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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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All Jacked Up

Written by Vicky McGehee, John Rich (b. 07 Jan 1974), and Gretchen Wilson (b. 26 June 1973)

Recorded by Gretchen Wilson (b. 26 June 1973), 2005


Five thirty PM rolls around, thereís a little old joint outside of town
I only got time for a couple of beers and a juke box song ringing in my ears
The next you know the bartenders pouring, shots are flowing, got me stoned and
All I really know is that I should be going, but Iím soaking up the moment

I'm all jacked up, all jacked up
Donít believe Iíve ever had this much.
One thing Iíve learned when you get tore up
Time sure flies when youíre all jacked up

It was getting mighty close to Nine oíclock, what the hell I'll have one more shot.
Then I winked at a boy at the end of the bar, guess I mighta musta gone a little too far.
'Cause a big ol' girl walked outta the blue, 10 foot 2 with a bad attitude
Stepped right up and knocked out my tooth, guess I had it coming, I deserved it, too

'Cause I was all jacked up, all jacked up,
Donít believe Iíve ever had this much.
One thing Iíve learned when you get tore up
Donít start no stuff when youíre all jacked up.

Donít have to go home but you canít stay here,
Thatís what they said when I got my last beer.
Oh my God, it's 2 oíclock, I canít find my keys and my trucks locked
So I grabbed a tire tool and I broke my window, hurt my elbow got me in' though
Two foot later backed into the light pole, all the town folk got a good show

All jacked up, all jacked up
Donít believe Iíve ever had this much.
One thing Iíve learned when you get tore up
Donít drive you truck when youíre all jacked up

Jacked up
(all jacked up, all jacked up)

One thing Iíve learned when you get tore up;
Donít start no stuff when youíre all jacked up.

One thing Iíve learned when you get tore upÖÖ
Donít drive your car
Donít start no stuff in no bar
Hell, I wouldnít tell anybody where you are
When youíre all jacked up

All Jacked up
All Jacked up
All Jacked up

Yeh yeh yeh yeh

"All Jacked Up" lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/24/10
Thanks, Dave!

"All Jacked Up" image courtesy of - 05/09/09 (sic)

Animated Divider Line 168 clip art courtesy of - 05/09/09 (sic)

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

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!

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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