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07/02/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin;
what else does a man need to be happy?”

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

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   As we're approaching one of those great "food" holidays, I thought you might enjoy this song from 1967.

BONUS - - Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie - Jay & The Techniques


Jay & the Techniques was an inter-racial pop group, which was formed in Allentown, Pennsylvania during the mid 1960s. A group whose sound and songs were more pop than soul, Jay & the Techniques earned some points for the playful, joyous "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie," which was their lone Top 10 R&B and pop hit in 1967 on Smash.[1]

The band was best known for its Top 10 debut single, "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie", which was released in 1967 and reached #6 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2] The track was arranged by Joe Renzetti, and written by Maurice Irby, Jr. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[3] Although this song served as the band's primary hit, the group also captured various chart positions with "Keep the Ball Rolling" (#14) and "Strawberry Shortcake". "Keep the Ball Rolling" also notched up sales in excess of a million copies, to secure a second gold disc for this group.[3] However, its position on the 1960s pop charts declined after "Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music" was released. Jay & the Techniques made their final effort with its R&B hit, "Number Onderful", but after that, the group disbanded.


   Happy Birthday today to      Fred Mays ('60) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -   Fred Hayman ('57) AND      Forrest Powell ('63) of VA;

05 - Doug Johnson ('57) of VA;

06 -    the late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11);

07 -    Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND    Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC;

09 -  the late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND    Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 02, 1934 - The Night of the Long Knives ended with the death of Ernst Röhm

July 02, 1944 - American bombers, as part of Operation Gardening, dropped land mines, leaflets and bombs on German-occupied Budapest.


Tuesday, July 02, 1963 - Film critic and musician Mark Kermode was born in Barnet, North London, England.

Tuesday, July 02, 1963 - Publisher and co-founder of Newsday Alicia Patterson (b. 15 Oct 1906) died following stomach surgery at the age of 56.

From - 07/01/13 - "Health & Safety":

Stay Healthy and Happy This July 4th!

By Jennifer Hefley

During the week leading up to the 4th of July, approximately 700 million pounds of chicken and 190 million pounds of red meat/pork are purchased. On July 4th itself, 150 million hot dogs are consumed.

Are you stocked up and ready?

In order to help with your 4th of July celebration this year, we wanted to provide you with some healthy tips to keep your celebration healthy but memorable.

1. Include Vegetables with Your Meat Preparations.
Cut up some Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Squash, Onions, Tomatoes or any other vegetable that you would like to have and place the slices on the grill for a quick addition to the grilled meat. Use smaller slices of the vegetables and make Kabobs with meat and vegetables, that way each person gets a healthy serving.

2. Choose a Meat that is Lower in Fat.
A BBQ is never complete without hot dogs, right? Well...Hot Dogs contain a lot of sodium and fat inside the meat. There are healthy alternatives that are lower in fat, but still taste like the well-known and loved Hot Dog Taste. Throw some more chicken on the grill and take off some of those large hamburgers. Choose a lower in fat ground meat. They sell 85/15 and 95/5 ground meat that can be extremely healthy compared to the full fat meat. By adding some seasonings and getting creative, the lack of grease may be replaced with a sense of enjoyment for your taste-buds. If you are not looking to cut out the fat in the hamburgers, consider making smaller hamburgers or "sliders" for a portion controlled meal.

3. Skip the High Fat Desserts and Go for the Healthy Treats.
Instead of something that will make your already full stomach, a bit more full, consider having something that is light and festive but filling.

Red White and Blue healthy desserts.
- A Mixture of Strawberries, Blueberries and Marshmallows all together.
- Dip Strawberries in White Chocolate and then in Blue Sprinkles
- Watermelon - A Very Healthy Dessert or Snack

Take watermelon slices and a star cookie cutter to make star shaped watermelon chunks. These can then be put on the left over Kabob sticks and stuck into 1/2 of a watermelon to hold up the stars. Watermelon is very healthy and beneficial to someone who has been out in the sun all day. This is because Watermelon is high in water content and helps to hydrate the body. Watermelon also contains a high level of all-natural lycopene which is shown in early research to help possibly help reduce incidence of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

4. Stay Hydrated and Remember Sunscreen!!
Being out in the sun, sometimes, we tend to forget how long we have been outside when we are enjoying ourselves. Remember to stay safe by drinking a lot of water so that you do not dehydrate your body. We also recommended Sunscreen so you will not need Aloe to the Rescue when the day of celebration is over.

Everyone Have a Safe and Fun 4th of July Celebration!

Source for Statistics:
Dickson, Andrea. "Some 4th of July Numbers." WiseBread. 3 July 2007. Web. 28 June 2010.

BONUS APPLES, PEACHES, AND PUMPKIN PIE CROSS STITCH PATTERNS: - Small Apple Cross Stitch and - Connie Barwick's Peach-y Keen Cross Stitch - Time for Pumpkin Pie Cross Stitch


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/02/13 - "Apple Angel Food Delight":

You're going to just DIE over this recipe!
  Apple Angel Food Delight

2 SIMPLE ingredients: 1- 21oz. can of apple (or fruit of your choice) pie filling and 1 box of angel food cake mix.....that's it!
NOTE: you MUST use the ONE-STEP (the kind that only requires water) cake mix for this to work....but DO NOT add the water!

Mix the 2 ingredients together (the dry packet of cake mix and the undrained can of fruit/filling), pour in a greased 9x13 pan or dish, and bake for about 20 minutes at 350 (or according to baking directions on the box). can't get ANY easier than this! A dollop or 3 of ice cream finishes it off perfectly.

   OH, YES! Thanks so much, Susan! - Award Winning Peaches and Cream Pie Recipe - "This recipe yields a fabulous 10-inch deep-dish pie with an unusual crust made with vanilla pudding, flour, milk, butter, and a bit of baking powder."

     From Me ('65) of NC - 07/02/13 - "Sensational Double Layer Pumpkin Pie (PLUS Bonus Rice in Cream Pudding!)":



From - 07/01/13:

Canadian geese are known to fly in a "V" shaped as they migrate across the county. The lead goose in the "V" cuts through the air making it easier for the rest of the geese behind him. As that lead goose becomes tired, he will drop off and join one of the sides and a new lead goose will take over. This is done several times as they are flying long distances. So if you look up in the sky and see a "V" shape of geese and one side is longer than the other, do you know what that means?

A: (There are more geese on that side.)

1. Thursday, July 4, 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, August 14, 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 1964. 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

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                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

Recorded by Jay & the Techniques, 1967

Ready or not here I come
Gee that used to be such fun

Apples peaches pumpkin pie
Who's afraid to holler I?
That's a game we used to play.
Hide and seek was its name.
Oh ready or not, hear I come,
Gee that used to be such fun.
I always used to find a hiding place,
Times have changed.
Well I'm one step behind you, but still I can't find you.
Apple peaches pumpkin pie,
You were young and so was I.
Now that we've grown up it seems
You just keep ignoring me.
I'll find you anywhere you go,
I'll follow you high and low.
You can't escape this love of mine anytime.
Well, I'll sneak up behind you,
Be careful where I find you.
Apple peaches pumpkin pie,
Soon your love will be all mine.
Then I'm gonna take you home,
Marry you so you won't roam.
Marry you so you won't roam. Right now
I'll find you anywhere you go,
I'm gonna look high and low.
You can't escape this love of mine anytime.
Well, I'll sneak up behind you,
Be careful where I find you.
Ready or not here I come,
Gee that used to be such fun

“Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/01/10

Image of Peaches courtesy of - 07/01/10

Pie Line clip art courtesy of Gathered Gifs at - 12/03/03

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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

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