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05/19/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
On the Good Ship Lollipop

If you want instant gratification, go suck a lollipop.

- Dr. Philip Mogul

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Paul and I are still sick, it's raining fit to kill outside, and this seems like a perfect day for a lollipop.....

BONUS #1 - -  On the Good Ship Lollipop - Shirley Temple - From the movie Bright Eyes (1934)

BONUS #2 - -  On the Good Ship Lollipop - Shirley Temple (with lyrics and a more complete introduction)



"On the Good Ship Lollipop" was the trademark song of child actress Shirley Temple. Temple first sang it in the 1934 movie Bright Eyes. The "ship" in the song is an aircraft; the scene in Bright Eyes where the song appears takes place on an American Airlines Douglas DC-2 which is taxiing. It was especially popular because Shirley herself had choreographed it. In the song, the "Good Ship Lollipop" travels to a candy land. There is a direct reference to an aeroplane in the song: "Someday I'm going to fly/I'll be a pilot, too...". The song was composed by Richard A. Whiting and the lyric was supplied by Sidney Clare. 500,000 copies of the sheet music, published by Sam Fox Publishing Company were sold, and a recording by Mae Questel (the cartoon voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl) reputedly sold more than 2 million copies...[citation needed]

   I personally tend to forget this little detail concerning this song.   Contrary to popular belief, the ship in the song is an aircraft.

   I'm so embarrassed!!!


    My own mama              the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) would have turned 105 years old today. How can this be?!?  Happy Birthday, Baba!



   Happy Birthday today to the ever gorgeous         David Whitley ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA

   Happy Birthday this week to:
21 -
  Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA;

22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57);

24 - Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57);

25 -    The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009);

26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA!   

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



May 19, 1926 - Benito Mussolini announced that democracy was deceased. Rome became a fascist state.

May 19, 1937 - Adolf Hitler asked the Vatican to rebuke Chicago Cardinal Mundelein for his criticism of the Nazis.

May 19, 1942 - In the aftermath of the Battle of the Coral Sea, Task Force 16 headed to Pearl Harbor.

May 19, 1943 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the U.S. Congress that his country was pledging their full support in the war against Japan.

May 19, 1943 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the Normandy landings ("D-Day"). It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather.

May 19, 1944 - 59 Italian resistance fighters were massacred on a mountain pass above Genoa, Italy. On July 5, 2002, Nazi SS officer Friedrich Engel was convicted of murder for the massacre. He was sentenced to seven years but was spared jail time due to his age (93).  


TODAY IN 1963:

Sunday, May 19, 1963 - The New York Post Sunday Magazine published Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, drafted shortly after his arrest on April 12th during the Birmingham Campaign advocating for civil rights and an end to segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. The letter was in response to "A Call for Unity": a statement made by eight white Alabama clergymen against King and his methods, following his arrest, and became one of the most-anthologized statements of the civil rights movement.

Sunday, May 19, 1963 - Footballer Filippo Galli was born in Monza, Italy.

Sunday, May 19, 1963 - Artist Walter Russell (b. 19 May 1871 in Boston, Massachusetts) died on his 92nd birthday.


  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 05/18/13, 10:43 PM - "RE:    Best Spider Repellent":

I don't know if spiders hate peppermint oil, or whether they have a sense of smell, but I would imagine that spiders, like a lot of creatures, likely both have the sense to come in from the rain, and the sense to run from some much larger creature. So I suspect that it all of a sudden someone is running toward them, and it's suddenly raining/misting/spraying something on them, they may decide there must be a better place to be. 

   I know I would!    Thanks, Domi!

   I read this a different way - as something to apply to a nice clean door frame to prevent the spiders from deciding to build there in the first place! I always seem to walk into their webs, and I'd rather not. I especially don't want to walk through pesticides either, but I still don't know where to find the mysterious essential oils, so.....


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 05/18/13 - "Favorite passenger - 'DOG' ":

He traded a beer for the dog!
He got the better end of that deal!

   WOW! That is one cool dog! Thanks, Dools!


From My Friend, Katie, of UT - 05/18/13 - "Actions Speak Louder":


   I AGREE! Thanks, Katie!



From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/15/13 - "What the World Needs...":

  AMEN! Thanks, Susan!


       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC (temporarily of MA) - 05/18/13 - "Thick and Chewy M&M Cookie Bars":

  Thick and Chewy M&M Cookie Bars

2 1/8 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
12 Tbsp. butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled slightly
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 12-oz. bag M&M's, divided

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Adjust the oven rack to lower-middle position. Line a 9X13-inch baking pan with foil, letting the excess hang over the edges of the pan by about 1 inch so you can grab those edges and pull the bars from the pan after they have baked. Spray the foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside. Whisk the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined; do not overmix. Fold in 1 cup of M&M's and turn the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula. Sprinkle remaining M&M's on top and press in slightly.

3. Bake until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan, 24-28 minutes. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature. Remove the bars from the pan by lifting the foil overhang and transfer them to a cutting board. Cut into squares and serve.

   OOOH, YUMMY! Thanks, Webby!


From My Friend, Alice, of NV - 05/18/13 - "One Day...":


   BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Alice!



     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/18/13 - "Crock Pot Apple Betty":

  Crock Pot Apple Betty

Throw 2 sliced apples, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon in the bottom of the crock pot.

Pour 2 cups of oatmeal and 4 cups of water on top. Do NOT stir.

Cook overnight for 8 - 9 hours on low.

     My mama would have loved this one!



       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC (temporarily of MA) - 05/18/13 - "Overnight Baked Caramel French Toast":

  Overnight Baked Caramel French Toast


1 cup packed brown sugar
6 Tbsp. butter
1/3 cup whipping (heavy) cream
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
(I added chopped pecans for a little somethin' extra!)

French Toast:
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
8 (3/4-inch-thick) diagonal cut slices French bread

1. Spray 13" x 9" (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, mix topping ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. DO NOT BOIL. Spread topping in baking dish.

2. In shallow bowl, beat eggs with fork. Beat in milk, vanilla and salt. Dip bread slices into egg mixture, making sure all egg mixture is absorbed; arrange over topping in dish. Cover; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.

3. When ready to bake, heat oven to 400F. Uncover baking dish; bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and toast is golden brown. Remove from oven; let stand 3 minutes.

4. Place large heatproof serving platter upside down over baking dish; turn platter and baking dish over. Remove baking dish, scraping any extra caramel topping onto toast. Serve immediately.

   Thanks again, Adrienne! Your Baba would have loved this one, too - minus the pecans!


  From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#32 of 36)":

  To make you smile.....

Happy Pet Day!!!

   AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!





BONUS LOLLIPOP RECIPES: - Lollipops Recipes -
"Lollipops are an old-fashioned sugar candy favorite. You can vary the colors or flavors to suit your tastes. Make sure you have an accurate candy thermometer for this recipe!"



From - 05/18/13:

A lawyer was cross-examining the doctor about whether or not he had checked the pulse of the deceased before he signed the death certificate.

"No," the doctor said. "I did not check his pulse."

"And did you listen for a heartbeat?" asked the lawyer.

"No I did not," the doctor said.

"So," said the lawyer, "when you signed the death certificate, you had not taken steps to make sure he was dead."

The doctor said, "Well, let me put it this way. The man's brain was in a jar on my desk but, for all I know, he could be out practicing law somewhere."


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 05/16/13

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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On the Good Ship Lollipop

Words by Sidney Clare
(15 Aug 1892 - 29 Aug 1972)

Music by Richard A. Whiting
(12 Nov 1891 - 10 Feb 1938)

Made Famous by Shirley Temple
(b. 23 Apr 1928)

I've thrown away my toys
Even my drum and train.
I wanna make some noise
With real live aeroplanes.

Some day I'm going to fly.
I'll be a pilot too.
And when I do, how would you
Like to be my crew...

On the good ship lollipop.
Its a sweet trip to a candy shop
Where bon-bons play
On the sunny beach of Peppermint Bay.

Lemonade stands everywhere.
Crackerjack bands fill the air.
And there you are
Happy landing on a chocolate bar.

See the sugar bowl do the tootsie roll
With the big bad devils food cake.
If you eat too much ooh ooh
You'll awake with a tummy ache.

On the good ship lollipop
Its a night trip into bed you hop
And dream away
On the good ship lollipop.


"On the Good Ship Lollipop" midi courtesy of - 05/18/08

"On the Good Ship Lollipop" lyrics courtesy of - 05/18/08

Lollipops Image courtesy of - 05/18/07

Airplane clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 05/18/08

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

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 Laughing Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Thanks, Dave!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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