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05/23/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Rosemary Clooney's 85th Birthday

“So you see, you can't do everything alone.”

- Rosemary Clooney
(23 May 1928 - 29 June 2002)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have another birthday celebration today!

BONUS #1 - - Rosemary Clooney - Hey There, 1954

BONUS #2 - - Rosemary Clooney - Hey There - television clip, 1956??

BONUS #3 - - Rosemary Clooney - Hey There, 1995


"Hey There" is a show tune from the musical play The Pajama Game, written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. It was published in 1954. It was introduced by John Raitt in the original production. It was subsequently recorded by a number of artists. The recording by Rosemary Clooney reached #1 on Billboard's chart in 1954. Another version was also recorded about the same time by Sammy Davis, Jr., reaching #16 on Billboard's retail chart. The song (counting all recorded versions) also reached #1 on the Cash Box chart in 1954.

In the context of the show, Sid sings it to a recording device, telling himself that he's foolish to continue his advances to Babe. He plays the tape back, and after responding to his own comments, sings a duet with himself...



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57);

29 -   Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND   Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;

30 -   Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND    Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA!  

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 23, 1939 - The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sank off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect were rescued the following day.

May 23, 1945 - Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, committed suicide while in Allied custody.

May 23, 1945 - The Flensburg government under Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz was dissolved when its members were captured and arrested by British forces at Flensburg in Northern Germany.

May 23, 1949 - The Federal Republic of Germany was established and the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany was proclaimed.

TODAY IN 1963:

Thursday, May 23, 1963 - Race car driver and announcer Wally Dallenbach, Jr. was born in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey - or possibly Basalt, Colorado.....

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC (temporarily of MA) - 05/22/13, 12:55 PM - "Oklahoma Woman":
This was really made me tear up a bit though. You may want a tissue handy.

I love you!,

   WOWZERS! That's amazing! Only slightly less amazing is the fact that it took a VERY long time before any of the film crew actually lifted a finger to help the poor lady...

   Thanks, Webby - I love you, too!

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 05/22/13, 2:21 PM - "RE: Oklahoma Woman":
Yeah, I heard about that, but hadn't yet seen the video.

   Well, that puts you one up on me! Thanks, Fan!

  From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 05/22/13 - "RE:   Milly Bost Viers ('65 /'66) of VA":
It appears that (the Milly Bost Viers listed in the obituary for
    Hassel Viers) is (actually "our" Milly Bost).  

Here is what was posted years ago when her mother died.

     From Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA - 06/21/05:
I read this morning that Johnsie Bost, mother of  Andra Bost (class of '58) and   Linda Bost (Costello), deceased, (class of '62), passed away on Sunday, June 19th. Thought you might like to know.
   Thank you, Jimmy.  I did see it; I was just dragging my feet.
Johnsie Irene Reece Bost
NEWPORT NEWS - Johnsie Irene Reece Bost, 83, died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at York Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with cancer. Born in Biscoe, N.C., she lived most of her life in Newport News. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Fletcher W. Bost Jr.; a son, Fletcher W. Bost III; a daughter, Linda Bost Costello; a great-grandson, Robert Brodie Taft; and a sister, Wilma Reece Britt. She is survived by daughters, Andra Bost Pearce of Yorktown and Mildred Bost Viers and husband, Hassel, of Newport News; grandchildren, Barbara and Ray Taft of Colonial Heights, Katherine and Jan Koman of Newport News, Jennifer and David Paxton of Winterville, N.C., Charles and Roberta Costello of Florida, John and Shannon Costello of Georgia and Angela Bennett of Chicago, Ill.; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings include John E. Reece of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mary Jo Difatta of Natrona Heights, Pa. and June K. Reece of Mooresville, N.C. Family visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A brief graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at Peninsula Memorial Park with the Rev. Katherine Gray officiating. The family would like to express deep appreciation to the staff at York Convalescent Center for the loving care given to our mother and for being her 'other family.'

Edna, thank you so much for this confirmation (of which I have no memory... must be the medication; I couldn't be getting forgetful, could I?? Nah!)! I had just reached the same conclusion (but with far less evidence), so I made the Newsletter...

   Thanks again!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/21/13 - "Great Links, Other Things & Message":
10 surprising health benefits of yogurt

*~*~*~*~ Music *~*~*~*~
StainD-It's Been Awhile (Clean Version)
Puddle Of Mudd-Blurry


Farmer's Logic

A farmer in the country has a watermelon patch and upon inspection he discovers that some of the local kids have been helping themselves to a feast.

The farmer thinks of ways to discourage this profit eating situation. So he puts up a sign that reads "WARNING; ONE OF THESE WATERMELONS CONTAINS CYANIDE!

The farmer returns a week later to discover that none of the watermelons have been eaten, but finds another sign that reads, "NOW THERE ARE TWO!"


Door-to-door Entrepreneur

This door-to-door entrepreneur became rather bored with his job of selling Bibles, so he decided to become a boss, hiring three people to sell Bibles for him. He interviewed three people. The first came in and said, "I want to sell Bibles for you." "OK, you're hired. Here's your kit; go sell!"

The second came in and said, "I want to sell Bibles for you." "OK, you're hired! Here's your kit; go sell!"

The third came in and said, "I- i - I wa - wa- wa-want t-t-t-t-to s-s-s-s-ell to sell, to sell, to sell, Bi - bi - bi - Bibles, sell Bi - Bibles f-f-f-fo-for y-y-y-y you Bibles for you!"

"No," shouted the man, "this will never work! You can't sell Bibles for me!"

The applicant replied, "B-b-b-b-but I r-r-r-eall, but I really, really, n-n-n-n-need th-th-th-this, really need th-this job!"

As there were no other applicants, he man said, "OK, I'll give you one shot at this, but I expect you to PRODUCE!"

At the end of the day, the first applicant comes back and reports, "I sold 8 Bibles today." The second reports: "I sold 11 Bibles today. The third worker reports, "To-to-to-to t-t-today, I-i-I so- so, I so-, I so-, I so- I sold 28 Bi- bi- b- bibles!" "Great," says the man. "However, I want you to sell lots more Bibles than that, so get out there tomorrow and MAKE ME SOME MONEY!"

At the end of the second day, the first worker comes in and reports, "Today, I sold 32 Bibles." The second worker reports, "I sold 44 Bibles today" The third worker reports, "To-to-to t-today, I-i-I so- so, I so-, I sold 79 Bi-bi-bi- sold 79, sold 79 Bibles."

"Fantastic," said the man, "since you're doing so well, so much betterthan these other two bums, why don't you tell them what your sales technique is." Replied the worker, "I-i-I j-j-j-j-ju-ju-ju-just wa, wa, wa, just wal- wa- wa- walk, just walk up to up to up to just walk up to them and and ask, them and ask, them and ask if th-th-th-th ask if they w-w-w-w-w- wa- ask if they want t-t-t-t-o-o- if they want to b--b-b-b-bif they want to buy a Bi-bi - want to buy a Bi--b--a - a- abi - buy a to buy a Bi-bi-bible, or d-d-d-d-d do th-th-they do they w-w-w-ant me to ***READ*** it to 'em?"



"It seems to be in our nature to always be looking forward; however, most of the time that we’re looking forward we’re focusing on what we see in the rear-view mirror."

~Walt Haskins



"Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."
- Frederick Koenig

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
- Oprah Winfrey

"The struggle ends when the gratitude begins."
- Neale Donald Walsch

"With gratitude, all life appears as a blessing - without gratitude, all of life is perceived as a burden."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Beauty Is Soul Deep

Abraham Lincoln loved to tell stories on himself. One of his favorites concerned itself with physical appearance.

In the days when Lincoln used to be on the circuit (traveling on horseback from one county court to another), he was once approached by a stranger who said, "Excuse me, sir, but I have an article which belongs to you."

"How is that?" Lincoln asked in astonishment.

The stranger took a jackknife from his pocket. "This knife," he said "was placed in my hand some years ago, with the injunction that I was to keep it until I found a man homelier-looking than I am myself. I have carried that knife for many years. Now I pass it on to you."

Lincoln added wryly, "I've carried that knife ever since."

Once when he was accused of being “two-faced,” he replied, “If I had two faces, would I be wearing this one?”

One of Lincoln's greatest assets was his ability to laugh at himself and he frequently laughed at his physical appearance. But history does not remember him as an "ugly" individual – in fact, often just the opposite. His spirit was clothed in beautiful garments: character, honesty, humor and courage. And there are other clothes he wore equally well – such as humility and forgiveness.

We say that beauty is skin deep. But it isn't really. It has very little to do with the skin. True beauty is soul deep. It is a fabric that is woven in the soul and worn in plain view.

The Bible speaks of clothing yourself with such things as compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Regardless of how good looking we may otherwise be, I believe that these kinds of clothes will actually be what people see – if not at first, certainly later.

This was taught to me by a woman who used to think that if she were granted only one wish, it would be to be beautiful. She saw her wheel-chair dependent body as unsightly and, therefore, she missed her more attractive assets. But when she was finally convinced of some of her beautiful personality traits by her friends, she came to a different point of view. Today she says, "Now I know I AM beautiful. Very beautiful."

It isn’t true that beauty is skin deep. This woman learned that real beauty is soul deep. And when she understood that, she saw that she was far more attractive than she had ever imagined.

So here’s to all of the beautiful people. They come in different sizes and shapes. Some are old and some are young. They can be found everywhere. And they look nothing alike, until you see the light in their eyes. That light may just be a reflection of the beauty inside; beauty that is soul deep.

~ Steve Goodier ~

   Thanks, Shari!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/22/13 - "Distracted":
   This is my Life Story!  

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/22/13 - "Today":  

   AMEN! Thank you, Susan!


  From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#35 of 36)":

  To make you smile.....

Happy Pet Day!!!

   AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!


BONUS HEY GIRL CROCHET JOKES: - Hey Girl, Crochet Is Hot - Ryan Gosling Crochet Jokes - The last one is my absolute fave!

BONUS ROSEMARY CLOONEY RECIPE: - Rosemary Clooney's Viennese Goulash


From - 05/22/13:

Q: If a one L-ama is a Tibet monk (Lama)

And a two L-ama is a South American pack animal? Llama?

What is a three L-ama?

A: A really big fire.

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 05/20/13

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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Hey, There

Words and Music by Richard Adler (03 Aug 1921 – 21 June 2012) and Jerry Ross (09 Mar 1926 – 11 Nov 1955) for "The Pajama Game", 1954

Recorded by Rosemary Clooney (23 May 1928 - 29 June 2002), 1954

Hey there, you with the stars in your eyes
Love never made a fool of you, you used to be too wise
Hey there, you on that high-flyin' cloud
Though he won't throw a crumb to you
You think some day he'll come to you

Better forget him
Him with his nose in the air
He has you dancing on a string
break it and he won't care

Won't you take this advice I hand you like a mother
Or are you not seein' things too clear
Are you too much in love to hear
Is it all goin' in one ear and out the other

Hey there, you with the stars in your eyes
Love never made a fool of you
You used to be too wise

Will you take this advice I hand you like a mother
Or am I not seein' things too clear
Are you just too far gone to hear
Is it all goin' in one ear and out the other

"Hey There" midi (sequenced by Mel Webb) and lyrics courtesy of
 through the kind persistence of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks so much, Dave!

First Image of Rosemary Clooney courtesy of - 05/23/08

Second Image of Rosemary Clooney courtesy of - 05/23/08

Cityscape Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/27/06

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!!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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