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05/08/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Love Makes the World Go 'Round

Passion makes the world go round.
Love just makes it a safer place.

- Ice T
(b. 16 Feb 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme is brought to you by my Magic Shower, which has been annoying me with this song all this week.  It's not even one of my favorites!  SHEESH!!!

BONUS #1 -

BONUS #2 - - Love Makes the World Go Round - Anna Maria Alberghetti

BONUS #3 - - Love Makes the World Go Round - The Everly Brothers


"Love Makes the World Go 'Round" is a popular song written by Bob Merrill for the 1961 musical Carnival!, which debuted on Broadway in 1961.

Carnival!'s equivalent of "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo", the signature song from the musical's parent film Lili, "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" is played on a concertina at the play's opening and is later sung by the characters Lili and Paul Berthalet, with the latter being concealed while his puppets apparently sing.

In scoring Carnival!, Bob Merrill had hoped to utilize French folk music as his touchstone, eschewing the conventional Tin Pan Alley style of song predominant in Broadway shows. During the development phase of Carnival!, Gower Champion and Michael Stewart – respectively set to direct the musical and write its book – would visit Merrill's apartment every morning and leave each afternoon disappointed by the lack of any evident hit song in the proposed score Merrill had played for them. When seeing out Champion and Stewart one afternoon, Merrill became irate at his visitors' attitude, telling them: "While you're waiting for this f**king elevator I can write the song I know you want" and improvising a tune reminiscent of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel Waltz". Whether or not Merrill was making a serious song pitch, Champion and Stewart's response to Merrill's impromptu composition was so positive as to demand its development into a full show tune for Carnival!, the result being "Love Makes the World Go 'Round".[1]

Jane Morgan released a single of "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" which served as the title cut of her August 1961 album release on the Kapp label. The Everly Brothers also recorded the song for their album Instant Party, its title appearing there as "Carnival". "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" has also been recorded by Ann-Margret and Wayne Newton.

Al Hirt released a version on his 1965 album, The Best of Al Hirt.[2]


    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 05/07/13, 7:41 AM - "Registration Classes of 1962 and 1964":


Here is a corrected copy of the registration for the classes of 1962 and 1964.. If you will post this one in lieu of the first one, I would appreciate it. The only change was the time.

Thank you,

   YOWZERS! Okay, thanks, Susie!

    Here you go:

   I've changed this on your section of the reunion page (plus all the other places where I had posted it):  


   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 - 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! 


May 8, 1941 -
The German Luftwaffe launched a bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby.

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 Sétif 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.


Wednesday, May 08, 1963 - South Vietnamese soldiers of Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem opened fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesak, killing nine.

Wednesday, May 08, 1963 - Singer-songwriter (Paradox) Sylvain Cossette was born in Grand-Mère, Quebec (located in the Mauricie region). Canada.

Wednesday, May 08, 1963 - Musician, songwriter, producer, and actor (The Cockroaches and The Wiggles) Anthony Field was born Anthony Donald Joseph Field in Kellyville, New South Wales, Australia.

Wednesday, May 08, 1963 - Director and screenwriter Michel Gondry was born in in Versailles, France.

Wednesday, May 08, 1963 - Writer Robin Jarvis was born in Liverpool, England.

Wednesday, May 08, 1963 - Politician Izabela Kloc was born in Mikołów, Poland.

Wednesday, May 08, 1963 - Rick Zombo was born in Des Plaines, Illinois.


     From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 05/07/13, 6:45 AM - "Present progress of the     Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA)  mission project":

A team from Parkview Baptist Church has committed to assist with the project.

Also a NNHS alumni (anonymously) contacted me and introduced me to a contractor named Ken Thompson from "Four Seasons Home Repair" who has agreed to prepare the site and supervise the brick laying for free. We also obtained an excavator (a machine) for free from Kevin Coats who has a local business "Grand Rental Station". Kevin is an old Boys' Club member and I suspect he may has graduated from NNHS but I am not sure. Jamey and I are now waiting for a meeting to get approval of the project before doing the work. The contributions that we received are sufficient and greatly appreciated. Further progress reports will be forthcoming. The scope of this project has grown with TYPHOON strength and proportions.

     That's extremely gratifying to hear! Thank you so much for all your kindness, thoughtfulness, and diligence in spearheading this project, Malcolm!


      From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/07/13 - "The Way Old Friends Do.":

Hi, Carol:

Thank you for repeating this theme, using the music from ABBA. One of my favorites. Glad it has become a standard feature in your Newsletter.

  Bobby Fowler ('56) of FL had one of the finest reconditioned truck ever, and he was kind enough to give me a ride to school when he drove that fine truck to NNHS. Not only did he save me bus fare, but gave the the joy of riding in that finely tuned and beautifully painted blue truck. He was First Tenor in the Senior Chorus, and could handle a solo or sing with a quartet.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks so much, Adonis! I was hoping you'd spot that and recognize that I was reissuing that theme just for you! I think I can count on one hand the number of new themes I've introduced since the new year began; some of the old ones of years past - almost 13, now - were just too good not to revisit, and that song is especially moving! It seems particularly appropriate when recalling our old and dear friends - such as Bobby!

From - 05/07/13 - "10 Best States for Retirement":

... No. 6: Virginia

Virginia isn't just for lovers. It's for seniors looking for an all-around good place to settle down.

The Old Dominion is better than average in most categories that Bankrate considered, including cost of living, warmer temperatures and access to physicians. With only 2,446 property and violent crimes per 100,000 people, Virginia has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.

Throw all of that in with Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, the Blue Ridge Parkway and other gems, and you have one of the best states in the U.S. for retirees....

From My Friend, Melanie, of TX - 05/07/13 - "NEVER BUY JEWELRY CLEANER AGAIN!":


1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil


1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.

2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).

3. Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dishwashing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.

4. According to, "This works well for gold-filled, brass, German (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem."
   WOWZERS! Thanks, Melanie!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/07/13 - "What Is Normal?":

  And speaking of laundry.....

     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/07/13 - "Guide to Laundry":


From My Friend, Melanie, of TX - 05/07/13 - "7-Up Biscuits":

These are sooo good you may want to double the recipe!!
  7-Up Biscuits

2 cups Bisquik
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup 7-up
1/4 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Cut the sour cream into your biscuit mix using a fork or your hands.

Stir in 1/2 cup 7 Up. The dough will be very soft; don't worry.

Sprinkle additional baking mix on to your counter, about a 1/2 cup seems to work just fine.

Knead and fold dough until coated with your baking mix. Pat dough out, (no rolling pin needed) and cut biscuits using a round biscuit/cookie cutter. Don't have one, no problem, use a glass or empty soup can.


Melt butter in a 9 inch square pan. just stick your pan and butter in the oven for a few minutes. Just a few though, the butter will burn, so watch it.

Place cut biscuits on top of melted butter and bake for 12-15 minutes or until brown.
   OOOH - YUMMY! Thanks again, Melanie!

  From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#24 of 36)":

  To make you smile.....

Happy Pet Day!!!

   AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!


BONUS ROUND CROCHET PATTERNS: - Love in the Round Baby Afghan - More Round Ripple Afghans! - Maxine Gonser's Round Jacob's Ladder Blanket for Babies


From - 05/07/13:

or all of you with teenagers or who had teenagers, you may want to know why they really have a lot in common with cats:

1. Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by name.

2. No matter what you do for them, it is not enough. Indeed, all humane efforts are barely adequate to compensate for the privilege of waiting on them hand and foot.

3. You rarely see a cat walking outside of the house with an adult human being, and it can be safely said that no teenager in his or her right mind wants to be seen in public with his or her parents.

4. Cats and teenagers can lie on the living-room sofa for hours on end without moving, barely breathing.

5. Cats have nine lives. Teenagers carry on as if they did.

1. Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 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, June 12, 2013 - 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, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1963. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/22/13

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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Love Makes the World Go 'Round

Words and Music by Bob Merrill (17 May 1921 – 17 Feb 1998) for Carnival!, 1961

Love makes the world go 'round.
Love makes the world go 'round.
Somebody soon will love you,
If no one loves you now.

High in some silent sky
Love sings a silver song
Making the earth whirl softly
Love makes the world go 'round.

"Love Makes the World Go 'Round" midi courtesy of - 05/01/06

"Love Makes the World Go 'Round" lyrics courtesy of - 05/01/06

First "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" Image courtesy of - 05/01/06

Second "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" Image courtesy of - 05/01/06

 Hearts and Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/02/06

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!

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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!!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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