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05/21/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Fats Waller's 110th Birthday

“If you don't know what it is, don't mess with it.”

- Thomas Wright Fats Waller
(21 May 1904 - 15 Dec 1943)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I think if you remembered today's birthday of the "Clown Prince of Jazz", you're either a major jazz fan or an awesome trivia buff!

BONUS - Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehavin' - clip from Stormy Weather (1943) (Yes, that IS Lena Horne.)



"Ain't Misbehavin'" is a 1929 song written by Fats Waller, Harry Brooks (music) and Andy Razaf (lyrics).[1] Waller recorded the original version that year for Victor Records and also later performed the song in the 1943 film Stormy Weather. In a 1941 interview with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Fats claimed the song was written while "lodging" in alimony prison, and that is why he was not "misbehaving"...

The original 1929 recording of "Ain't Misbehavin'" by Fats Waller received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1984, and it was one of fifty recordings selected for inclusion in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2004.

In 2001, it was one of 365 Songs of the Century selected by the RIAA.


   Happy Birthday today to    Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 21, 1939 -The Canadian National War Memorial was unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa.

May 21, 1940 - A Nazi "special unit" began murdering more than 1,500 hospital patients in East Prussia. The operation of killing the "unfit" mentally ill patients took 18 days.

May 21, 1941 - The first U.S. ship, the SS Robin Moor, was sunk by a U-boat.

May 21, 1942 - 4,300 Jews were deported from Chelm, Poland, to the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor.
May 21, 1942 - The German company IG Farben set up a factory just outside of Auschwitz, in order to take advantage of Jewish slave laborers.


Wednesday, May 21, 1964 - Footballer and coach Danny Bailey was born Daniel Stephen Bailey in Leyton, London, England.

Tuesday, May 21, 1964 - Wrestling manager Nancy Benoit was born Nancy Elizabeth Toffoloni in Boston, Massachusetts. Over a three-day period ending on June 24, 2007 in Fayetteville, Georgia, t5he 43-year-old Nancy Sullivan-Benoit and her son were victims of a double murder-suicide perpetrated by her husband, wrestler Chris Benoit, who committed suicide on June 24, 2007.[2][3][4][6][7]

Tuesday, May 21, 1964 - Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate James Franck (b. 26 Aug 1882 in Hamburg, German Empire) died in Göttingen, West Germany at the age of 81.



     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!

3) NNHS Typhoon logo visors for only $6.00!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: or with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - - and snag yours today!


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From My Friend, Anica, of NC - 05/20/13 - "Quick and Easy Meals":
Over a month of quick and easy meals! Add these to your list to try out.  
     WOWZERS! Thanks, Anica!


From My Friend, Nicole, of UT - 05/20/14 - Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge Ever!:

  Yet to try this

   SUPER! Thanks, Nicole!



     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/20/14 - "Best Medicine":


"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones."

~ Proverbs 17:22

"Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness."

~ Isaiah 55:2



Fat Quarter Pillowcase Dress - "Grab a bundle of fat quarters and get ready to make this fat quarter pillowcase dress. When it comes to simple dress patterns, there's nothing better than finding one that's both easy and thrifty. This dress is great for playtime or family parties."

Pillowcase Dress from 3 Fat Quarters by Caroline Critchfield - "There are a ton of pillowcase dress patterns on the web (even some that cost money) but I wanted to use up some coordinating fat quarters I had left over from a quilting project. They worked perfectly because the shape is almost like a pillowcase already! One fat quarter makes the front, one makes the back, and a third is turned into bias trim (for the arm holes and ties) and a little coordinating band at the bottom. There are almost no scraps left over at all! Of course, if you want to use more fabric, you could add a ruffle or make the dress longer."



Mr. Food's Spaghetti Squash Alfredo - "Too many people pass right by the spaghetti squash in the supermarket produce section simply because they don't know what it is or how to prepare it. Well, not only is it a fun dish to serve, but it's a fresh-tasting, low-fat, low-calorie option for combining with flavorful toppings. C'mon, give spaghetti squash a chance!"

From - 05/18/13:

One day a man was walking down the street when he saw an old man with a nice looking dog. He went over to the man and asked, "Does your dog bite?"

The old man replied, "No, never."

When the man bent down to stroke the dog, it immediately took a snap at his hand.

The man said, "I thought you said your dog did not bite!"

"I did," replied the old man, "but this isn't my dog!"




1. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or


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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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309



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Ain't Misbehavin'

Written by Fats Waller, Harry Brooks (music) and Andy Razaf (lyrics), 1929[1]

No one to talk with; all by myself,
No one to walk with, but I'm happy on the shelf.
Ain't misbehavin', I'm savin' my love for you.

I know for certain, the one I love,
I'm through with flirtin', it's just you I'm thinkin' of.
Ain't misbehavin', I'm savin' my love for you.

Like Jack Horner, in the corner
Don't go nowhere, what do I care?
Your kisses are worth waitin' for ....
... Believe me ...

I don't stay out late, don't care to go,
I'm home about eight; just me and my radio,
Ain't misbehavin', I'm savin' my love for you!

"Ain't Misbehavin'" midi (sequenced by Sal Grippaldi ) courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Ain't Misbehavin'" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks again, Dave!

First Image of Fats Waller courtesy of - 05/20/08

Second Image of Fats Waller courtesy of - 05/20/08

Animated Keyboard clip art courtesy of - 01/23/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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!

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

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