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05/27/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Book of Love

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.

B. F. Skinner
(20 Mar 1904 - 18 Aug 1990)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   How about a Golden Oldie from 1957?

BONUS - - Book of Love - The Monotones


"The Book of Love" (also titled "(Who Wrote) The Book of Love") was a rock and roll song, originally by The Monotones. It was written by three members of the group, Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick, and it peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lead singer Charles Patrick heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line "wonder where the yellow went". From there he got the idea for the line, "I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love", working it up into a song with Davis and Malone. The "boom" part of the song was a result of a kid kicking a ball against the garage while they were rehearsing, it sounded good, so they added it to the song.

In September 1957, the Monotones recorded "The Book Of Love", which was released on the Mascot label in December that year. The small record company could not cope with its popularity, and it was reissued on Chess Records' subsidiary Argo label in February 1958. It attained a Billboard ranking of #5 for pop songs and #3 for R&B in 1958. It also reached #5 in Australia. In the UK, the hit version was a cover by The Mudlarks...

     From Me ('65) of IL - 05/27/11:  

   This song always reminds me of        my cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) 'cause we sang the chorus ALL the time during the summer of 1958 ('Member dat, Cheryl?!?).

   The history of the song given above reminds me of a commercial jingle              My mama, the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999) wrote (which was somehow never widely distributed...) a few years before that:

Brush your teeth with Ajax
Brush them every day
It eats off the enamel
And the rest will rot away.

   She was such a hoot!


   Happy Birthday today to Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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:

31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND    JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND    Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72);

01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;

02 -     Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA;

03 -    Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


Tuesday, May 27, 1862

Gen. Nathaniel Banks humiliation at the hands of Stonewall Jackson had been going on for some time now. Assigned to capture Jackson, Banks had been outthought and out-marched. When Jackson attacked, he was outfought, and lost 2000 of his force of 8000, plus all his supplies and wagons. Banks tried to make a stand at Winchester and lost, then Williamsport and lost again. Today the remains of his force straggled across the Potomac towards Harper’s Ferry. Banks thought they would be safe there, but Jackson was headed that way too.


1.   From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 05/08/11 - "OPEN REUNION SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966":


A Happy, Happy Mother’s Day to you!! I hope you have a glorious day!

The 45-year reunion plans for the Class of 1966 has been finalized. I would appreciate it if you would put this reunion notice in your newsletter for me.

Thank you so much for all you do!

Dee Hodges Bartram

Dear Classmates,                                                                                                             

The Class of 1966 will hold an OPEN 45 year reunion on Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011.  Here is the schedule:

Friday night – 7:00 p.m. until closing - RJ’s Restaurant and Pub located at 12743 Jefferson Avenue (Denbigh Crossing Shopping Center), Newport News, VA.  The owner, Ron Johnson, is a Typhoon alumnus. Each person attending on Friday night is responsible for the cost of their dinner, drinks or snacks. 

Saturday night:  Warwick Yacht Club, located at 400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News, from 7:00 p.m. till midnight.  We will have light Hors D’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Dress Code:  Dressy Casual (no shorts, jeans or ties, please).  Music by the Rock-it-Men Band.

The cost for the reunion will be $40 per person.  Included in this cost is the rental of the Yacht Club, paper, envelopes, printer ink, stamps, food, bartender, carver and server fees.  If any of you would like to make a monetary donation to help underwrite the cost of the reunion, it will be greatly appreciated.

In order to meet planning deadlines, please respond by July 8th by returning the attached form, along with your check, made out to me, Dee Bartram. 

Updates on the reunion will be sent out by via e-mail to those of you that I have e-mail addresses for.  Also, Carol Buckley Harty, Class of 1965, has created a NNHS website at where I will also post updates.

We look forward to seeing you at the reunion!

NNHS Class of 1966 45-Year Reunion Committee

Dee Hodges Bartram      (757) 868-8443            E-mail:
Terri McAfee Artman               898-4042                
Judy Phillips Allen                   928-9748                  
Joe Dickson                            872-0690               

Albert Dorner                          874-3406                 
Richard Marshall                     851-2325              
Marilyn & Chuck Springfield    245-5887                 
Sandra Thomas Reinholdt       989-0942                 

Please send the registration form and your check, payable to Mrs. Dee Bartram, by July 8, 2011.  My address is 21 Laydon Way, Poquoson, VA  23662.   The cost after July 8th will be $50 per person. 

Please give me the count for each night.

Will attend:  Friday Night _______      Saturday Night _______

Name: ________________________________________ (Ladies – please include maiden name)        

Spouse/Guest Name: ____________________________

Address: ______________________________________


Phone: _______________  E-mail address: ___________________________

Amount Enclosed: _______________

NOTE:  If you are going to attend Friday only, I still need to know in order to give the restaurant a count.  Please extend me and the restaurant the courtesy of letting me know if you will be there by either e-mailing me at or calling me at (757) 868-8443.

If you are unable to attend the reunion, please e-mail or call me with any e-mail address updates or home address change updates.

   AN OPEN REUNION?!?  But of course, Dee - thanks so much!

The link is now on the main page as well as the Reunion Page:

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/07/11 - "Newsletter Request":


Could you place the attached item in an upcoming newsletter and run it for a week or two? Any longer than that and people will just scroll past it.


Dave :


BETWEEN 1961 AND 1971 -------

… and you have not yet been contacted by the Reunion Committee, then please get in
touch with us. We want to include you in our reunion, which is scheduled for September
16 &17, 2011, at the David Student Union on the CNU campus.

P.O. BOX 6387
NORFOLK, VA 23508-0387
TEL: 757-627-1441

Plans for the reunion and other cool stuff may be found at our web site:

   Why, certainly, David! The link is now on the main page as well:

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 05/26/11 - "Harris Teeter":

Hey, Everybody!
About that commercial during American Idol last night.....
We missed it, too.  It was on near a Beyonce number.  I had several say they did see it, and some who did not.  Anyway, you can see it by going to  Look down on the right at the caption Trinity Lutheran School wins $10,000.  You can click on it; the commercial will play. Remember, Josh is the cute nerd with dark glasses.  He is between two girls in the produce dept. picking out oranges.  He also did the singing and drumming for background sound.
Thanks for watching.

Trinity Lutheran School also made the front page of the Daily Press today.


   COOL BEANS! Now we can all watch it! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!,0,7608052.story

NEWPORT NEWS— A Newport News private school has won Harris Teeter's grand prize - $10,000 - for its version of the grocery chain's jingle.

Trinity Lutheran School was named "overall winner" out of 33 elementary, middle, and high schools nationwide who entered the company's annual "Sing My Jingle" contest. Each school submitted its version of the company's "My Harris Teeter" jingle.

Trinity Lutheran's 29-second entry, posted on the Harris Teeter website, shows 26 elementary-age students singing the jingle as they buzz through the store picking produce, opening freezer doors in sync and sweeping the aisles. The video was shot the Harris Teeter on Warwick Boulevard.

All winners except Trinity Lutheran are in North Carolina, where the chain is headquartered. Prizes of $2,500 were given to a pre-school, an elementary school, a junior high and a high school. A "people's choice" winner received $1,000.

Trinity Lutheran's head of schools, Lynne Fritzinger, said she personally thought the students did a great job but that it was a "very big surprise" to beat out middle and high schools for the top prize. The school will put the $10,000 toward technology upgrades, she said.

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 05/26/11:


...Would put your address on the site?...


   Oh, yeah - I think we can do that now, Glenn! Thanks so much! (It's now shown below as well.)

After 06/03/11:
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

  From Ronni Green Cristol ('64) of MD - 06/26/11:

Good luck on your move, Carol.

   Thank you so much, Ronni!

       From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) - 05/26/11:

...I can't wait 'til you all get here!

Love, Me

   Neither can I!!! Thanks, Cheryl!    

From Tricia Matthews Sheene ('72) of VA - 05/26/11 - "I think you are still using old address":

Hey Sweetie,

I really feel like a pest, I think you are still using my old email addy - _________@___.___
And I can no longer get mail from I thought I would sent you my new email addy one more time.....
______________@_____.___  ............thank you so much.............Patricia Sheene

       Actually, I was sending your announcements to BOTH addies..... I fixed that now. Thanks, Tricia!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/26/11 - "Old Pictures":

Didn't know if you had ever seen these?

   Thank you, Bill - 'cause we'll always have Buckroe! Yes, five years ago when they began making the rounds, there were 24 photos; now it seems that there are only 14 in the group. All 24 have been posted here since 01/10/07:


   I'm going to show them all here just for the fun of it!

Check these out for old times....

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 05/26/11 - "Fabulous old footage, VJ Day, Honolulu, August 14, 1945":

  Dan Coleman ('63 - of NC) sent this my way--it's mostly "The Greatest Generation" <OUR parents> celebrating--in color--the end of the war with Japan-- where it all started. You have to start the video, it doesn't start automatically.

VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 on Vimeo
Take a look at this video...absolutely fabulous! 

Notice the cars and jeeps, youth, etc., the guys in khaki or gray shirts and black ties are Navy officers or chiefs....the rest are Army or Marine. 

How young they all were to do what they did.
This guy really captured a moment in history! (You can listen to Jimmy Durante singing in the background, too.)
This is a super video of a time past -- we need to remember and be THANKFUL.
Check out the color fidelity. It's not bad for 1945 - nothing will ever compare with Kodachrome film.

   WOWZERONI!!! Thank you so much, Wayne Honey - and Danny!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 05/26/11 - "ROBIN'S NEST":

ROBIN'S this and see the pics and prepare to smile...and for those of us who are "empty nesters", prepare for the lump in your throat that is sure to come!

Nature at its best…you’ve just gotta smile.

Every parent knows the feeling of an empty nest!! A must see - this is so precious. Don't know how they photographed all this, but they did a great job !!!!

     Thanks again, Sweetie-Pies!


From - 05/26/11:
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though a whale is a very large mammal, its throat is very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. The teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human, it was impossible.

The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah".

The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?"

The little girl replied, "Then you ask him!" 


1. Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 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 8, 2011 - 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. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

4. Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pun AND the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  DETAILS:; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at - OPEN REUNION!

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, see: and contact Gary Fitzgerald at or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

6. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 05/05/11

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

After 06/03/11:
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309




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Book of Love

Written by Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick

Recorded by The Monotones, 1957

[ I wonder, wonder who, bi du du, who
Who wrote the book of love ]

Tell me, tell me, tell me
Oh, who wrote the book of love
I've got to know the answer
Was it someone from above

[ repeat ]

I love you, darling
Baby, you know I do
But I've got to see this book of love
And find out why it's true

[ repeat ]

{ Chapter One says to love her
You love her with all your heart
Chapter Two, you tell her
You're never never never never ever gonna part
In Chapter Three remember
The meaning of romance
In Chapter Four you break up
But you give her just one more chance }

[ repeat ]

Baby, baby, baby
I love you, yes I do
Well, it says so in this book of love
Ours is the one that's true

[ repeat ]

{ repeat }

[ repeat ]

Baby, baby, baby
I love you, yes I do
Well, it says so in this book of love
Ours is the one that's true

[ repeat ]
I wonder who (yeah)
Who wrote the book of love

"The Book of Love" midi courtesy of,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/26/03
Thanks, Dave!

"The Book of Love" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of,
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/26/03 
Thanks again, Dave!

 Big Books and Line of Books Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/01/05

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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!

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!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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!

Animated Applause clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

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