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05/19/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Hot Stuff

Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy.

- Groucho Marx
(02 Oct 1890 - 19 Aug 1977)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I mean, really - are we not ALL "Hot Stuff"?!? 

BONUS - - Hot Stuff - Donna Summer 


"Hot Stuff" is a hit single released by American singer Donna Summer in 1979 as the first single release from her Bad Girls album through Casablanca Records. Up to that point, Summer had mainly been associated with disco songs but this song also showed significant rock influences including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter.

"Hot Stuff" would also win Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, making her not only the first African-American artist to achieve that feat, but also the first woman to ever win a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance. It is ranked #104 on the updated Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[1] The songs also lists at #67 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time.[2] ...


From Buddy Wilkes - "RE:   Nancy Horton Wilkes, Most Typical Girl in the Class of 1962" - 05/15/16, 11:59 PM:

Nancy remains hospitalized on day 24. She's off most of the medications, and is no longer tethered by a myriad of tubes, hoses, and wires. The last two hurdles seem to be as difficult as beating sepsis itself. Eating with little to no appetite and exercising her body that has been flat on her back for close to a month. Hopefully we can find out if her appetite was suppressed by all the drug combinations she had, or is there something psychological that's causing her to not eat. We'll let you know when we meet with her doctor tomorrow.

   Thank you, Buddy! We continue to pray for your dear wife!


    Happy Birthday today to         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).  


Thursday, May 19, 1966 - Ice hockey player and sportscaster Marc Bureau was born Marc Joseph Denis Bureau in Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, Canada.

Thursday, May 19, 1966 - Actress and martial artist Sophia Crawford was born Sophia Matilda Crawford in Hammersmith, London, England.

Thursday, May 19, 1966 - Author and educator Jodi Picoult was born Jodi Lynn Picoult in Nesconset, Long Island, New York.

Thursday, May 19, 1966 - Actress Polly Walker was born Polly Alexandra Walker in Warrington, Lancashire, England.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955)


     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/24/15 - Courtesy of   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - "Brand New Page: Launchings - 1964":

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      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 05/16/16 - "TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA? Read it, Don’t Say It":

Explaining Number 13

By Harry Covert

I can’t resist it. Friday past marked Triskaidekaphobia. No, this is not when the populace is incessantly scratching, or itching, or running for the hills, or fearing things like ghosts, or scurrying from black cats and ladders or debating the mark of the beast.

Without question, many good people live with all kinds of personal fears and demons, trying to avoid full moons and political cajoling and swindling. The last two words are borrowed from author-editor extraordinaire Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. She knows more about H. L. Mencken than anybody.

This thing of Triskaidekaphobia is truly fun to consider as we enjoy another day above ground. We don’t have to get embroiled in local politics. There is a lot to talk about it, but it’s Friday the 13th.

So, let me warn everybody today, please be careful out there. Actually, when Fridays come up on the 13th day of a calendar month, it should be a fun time – not one to be frightened or fearful of the number 13. It is a myth. It is one where even the calmest people have a touch of queasiness in the back of their minds.

Lots of sporting figures wore, or wear, the numeral 13: basketball’s Wilt Chamberlain; football’s Kurt Warner; and New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez, and currently Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado. The list is so long I’ll stop here.

Friday the 13th is considered the unluckiest day of the year. Such foolishness. Do people really believe in luck? Well, the serious description comes from that brilliant president Thomas Jefferson: “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” Others have borrowed this quote.

It’s more fun, of course, to spread myths as truths. In these days of political turmoil, it’s important and a must to be able to choose between facts and fiction. The spin experts are not limited to one partisan. It’s part of the business on every level to win over everybody. Gullibility isn’t limited. Consider all the avenues in public relations, advertising and politics and media people? It’s a good thing professionals in all societal levels aren’t required to take courtroom oaths of honesty and veracity.

Baseball fans watched a Washington Nationals pitcher strikeout 20 major league batters last Wednesday night. Trying to hit a round ball with a round bat doesn’t involve luck. Throwing that round ball at speeds up to 95 miles per hour is a challenge of all kinds of dipsy-doodle styles – curve balls, fast balls and others.

Luck doesn’t play into the journalism trade either. Reporters, much to the annoyance of critics, need only write the facts, who did what, when, why, and how. And this brings on rabid and vociferous reactions and more stories.

What fun it was to have daily newspapers in the AM and PM. Critics (read that public figures everywhere) loved to say: “the morning mistake and afternoon repeater.” But, they paid for subscriptions, read every page and enjoyed seeing their friends and or opponents stories, especially when the facts were negative and brought laughs. Today the irreverence is more pronounced in all mediums.

Times haven’t changed. Even on this Friday the 13th, talk is cheap but fun for the writing venues. Luck?

The public is always up-in-arms about something. There is always something to report.

Some years ago a youthful scribe (not me) was sent to cover a major society wedding. The editor needed more lines to fill the space and demanded more words. The cub wrote: “and the band played music.” Witty I think.

Dealing with the public and sources is not an easy job. On Fridays the 13th, like every other day of the week, month and year, there are always good stories to write. There are always worthy unnamed “reliable sources.”

Let’s put to rest the day of 13. Research from various sources note “the unlucky thirteen may have started at the Last Supper where Judas, the betrayer disciple, was the number 13 to sit at the table. Scripture doesn’t mention this.

Using some “newspaper talk” it’s -30-. In other words, The End, or ###.

   Thanks so much, Harry!

    From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of TX AND   From Candy Hixson Whitley (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA - 05/18/16:

  This will help you know the difference between Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

       ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Ladies!


    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 05/18/16:

    SO SADLY TRUE! Thank you, Linda May!

  From Maelea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 05/18/16:

  ALSO SADLY TRUE! Thank you, Maelea!

From - 05/17/16 - "5 Happiness Myths":

The 5 Myths of Happiness

By Justin Criner

The 5 Myths of Happiness (you won't be happy till you understand these!)

Everyone believes in happiness, but your beliefs may actually be false. Happiness has many false beliefs. I will outline some of the most prevalent so that you can see them in your life. Once you realize these are myths then you can begin to eliminate them, becoming happier.

The 5 Myths

1) Happiness is time based
Are you waiting for happiness to happen to you? Is there a future time that you will be happy? Will it be after you retire? When you get a new job? When you get married or perhaps divorced? Will it be the WEEKEND, or after 5:00pm today? Will it be when you are in a relationship, when you lose weight, make more money, or any other future event? People are waiting for happiness to happen to them. They battle against the bad things in life and they hope that eventually happiness will come. Happiness does not come in the future! Happiness is not time based. There is no amount of time that will create happiness. If you are on this earth for a hundred, or a thousand, or a million years you will not be happy. If you are thinking that at some point in the future you will become happy, this is a myth. You can be happy now, but you cannot be happy someday, for someday never comes. Happiness is not predicated on time. It happens only in the now.

2) Happiness is event based

If I asked you “what would make you happy” you might respond with some event. Something happening to you that would create happiness in your life. Events come and go, but they don’t bring happiness with them. Marriage, jobs, vacations, are all events, but will they really make you happy? Have you ever been unhappy in any of these? If you have, this proves that happiness comes from somewhere other than an event.

3) Happiness is related to “stuff”

Material things are nice. They make life more comfortable. They can be fun, but they don’t bring happiness. Now we probably all know this to some degree, but most of us still live our life as if it is true. You might say “money does not bring happiness” but deep down, in your core, you probably still feel that some degree of happiness comes from money. The truth is that if you are unhappy now, you will be unhappy when you have more stuff. When you have more stuff there will be more taxes, more bills, more insurance, more things breaking, more problems. Happiness and stuff are mutually exclusive. They are not related.

4) Happiness comes from external sources

You may have noticed that the first 3 myths are external “things.” They are things that are outside of you, or yourself. While external things can help you to achieve happiness, true happiness comes from inside. Its true that a good relationship can seem to bring happiness, but first you must be happy inside. If you are an unhappy person then the good relationship will only carry you so far. Have you ever been with a good person and been unhappy? I know I have. I have had inner turmoil when in a great relationship. Even families can be a source of unhappiness. In other words, if the happiness is not first coming from inside of you, then you can’t receive it from external things. So you must have happiness internally. If you are looking for some external source to make you happy, or to bring happiness in your life then you will never find it for any lasting amount of time.

5) Fighting BAD creates happiness

“Bad” things happen every day in life. Most people fight against them. This means that they get upset, stress, hate the situation, talk bad about it, and resist it with their heart or soul. You can fight “bad things” as much as you want, but fighting bad does not create good. Said another way – dwelling on the bad does not create happiness. So your life has difficult things in it. So what! Every life does, but your life also has great things in it. Happiness is appreciated by dwelling in the good things. You have a choice. You can chose to dwell on what sucks, or dwell on what’s amazing. Its up to you. Usually when we dwell on what sucks we are fighting against it. We are talking about why it sucks, why we don’t like it, and how rotten it is. This does not create happiness. This creates more misery. Its called complaining, and complaining does not create happiness. So why fight bad, just enjoy the good.

Do you do any of these things? Are you looking for external sources of happiness? If so, its time to stop! If you catch yourself feeling unhappy where is that feeling coming from? Is it really coming from an external source or are YOU the cause of it?

Unhappiness also fits with these myths. Many people think that unhappiness comes from external sources, but it is the same as happiness. It comes from you, not your boss, your job, your broke down car, or anything else.

“It's difficult to remember when you haven't played it before.

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/29/16 - "Photos Without Words" (#19 in a Series of 30):

  Sometimes Photos Need No Words

     INDEED! Thanks, Haul Party!


BONUS HOT STUFF CROCHET PATTERN: - Hot Stuff - "When plates are filled with hot, steaming food, protect tabletops with these handy hot pads. Fast and fun, the hot pads are crocheted in rug yarn for thick, heat-proof protection."

BONUS HOT STUFF RECIPE: - Marcy's Hot Stuff - "A great 'warm-you-up' meal that is perfect for cold days -- this recipe has been in my family now for over 3 generations!"


From - 05/18/16:

The young mother skeptically examined a new educational toy. "Isn't it rather complicated for a small boy?" she asked the salesclerk.

"It's designed to adjust the child to live in today's world, ma'am," the shop assistant replied. "So basically, any way he tries to put it together is wrong."

1. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/19/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take good 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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Hot Stuff

Recorded by Donna Summer, 1979
(b. 31 Dec 1946)


Sittin' here, eatin' my heart out waitin'
waitin' for some lover to call
dialed about a thousand numbers lately
almost rang the phone off the wall

Lookin' for some hot stuff baby this evenin'
I need some hot stuff baby tonight
I want some hot stuff baby this evenin'
gotta have some hot stuff
gotta have some lovin' tonight
I need hot stuff
I want some hot stuff
I need hot stuff

Lookin' for a lover who needs another
don't want another night on my own
wanna share my love with a warm blooded lover
wanna bring a wild man back home

Gotta have some hot love baby this evenin'
I need some hot stuff baby tonight
I want some hot stuff baby this evenin'
gotta have some lovin'
got to have a love tonight
I need hot stuff
hot love
lookin' for hot love

Hot, hot, hot, hot stuff
hot, hot, hot
hot, hot, hot, hot stuff
hot, hot, hot

Gotta have some hot love baby this evenin'
I need some hot stuff baby tonight
lookin' for some hot stuff baby this evenin'
I need hot stuff baby tonight
hot stuff baby this evening
I want hot stuff baby tonight
hot stuff baby this evenin'
I want some hot stuff baby tonight


"Hot Stuff" from "The Full Monty" midi courtesy of 
- 05/13/04

"Hot Stuff" from "The Full Monty" lyrics courtesy of - 05/22/04

Animated Fire Balls courtesy of - 01/06/05

First Fire Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

Animated Second Divider Bars clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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