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08/01/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
All the Things You Are

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

- e.e. cummings
(14 Oct 1894 - 03 Sept 1962)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

     Ah - one of my all-time favorite songs!

BONUS #1 - - All the Things You Are - Ella Fitzgerald - flawless!

BONUS #2 - - All the Things You Are - Charlie "Bird" Parker

BONUS #3 - - All the Things You Are - Jo Stafford

BONUS #4 - - All the Things You Are - Tony Martin

BONUS #5 - - All the Things You Are - Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis

BONUS #6 - - All the Things You Are - Barbra Streisand

BONUS #7 - - All the Things You Are - Frank Sinatra

   I really like all seven of these outstanding versions, but my personal sentimental favorite is?? That's right!


"All the Things You Are" is a song composed by Jerome Kern, with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II.[1]

It was written for the musical Very Warm for May (1939),[2] where it was introduced by Hiram Sherman, Frances Mercer, Hollace Shaw, and Ralph Stuart. It was later featured in the film Broadway Rhythm[3] (1944), and was performed during the opening credits and as a recurring theme for the romantic comedy A Letter for Evie (1945). It was used in the 2005 film Mrs. Henderson Presents starring Judi Dench.

The song ranked in the top five of the Record Buying Guide of Billboard, a pre-retail listing which surveyed primarily the jukebox industry. Recordings by Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, and Frankie Masters propelled the song during its initial popularity...


  Happy Birthday today to Bette Heath ('57) of VA AND          My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC AND   Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND   Eddie Beasley ('64) in Ethiopia (or somewhere equally exciting) AND  Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (deceased 03/11/99)!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -   The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England;

05 - Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) AND   Frank Friedland ('60) of VA;

06 -   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX;

07 - Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND   Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND    Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND   Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) of NC;

08 -   Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



Wednesday, July 31, 1861

Missouri, as both a border state and a Western one, could have easily gone either way as a Confederate or Union ally. Legally elected Gov. Claiborne Jackson had endeavored to speed up the process by simply declaring the state for secession. Thanks to Gen. Nathaniel Lyon and Francis Blair Jr., Jackson was no longer governor but a refugee with Confederate forces in Arkansas. A new convention was hastily held and Hamilton R. Gamble was inaugurated as his replacement. He made a patriotic speech.

Thursday, July 31, 1862

Negotiations had been underway for some time to work out a formal agreement, or cartel, for the exchange of prisoners. Jefferson Davis wrote to Robert E. Lee that the agreement was in place: with one exception. Gen. John “One pinch of owl dung” Pope had recently issued orders punishing Virginia citizens for depredations committed by Confederate soldiers on his Army of Virginia, and threatening to shoot any civilians caught crossing the lines. Davis told Lee that any prisoners taken from Pope’s forces were to be treated as common criminals, not prisoners of war. Lee used this only rarely.

Friday, July 31, 1863

The commerce raiders of the Confederacy, although capturing or sinking relatively little of the commerce directed at Northern ports, had one curious effect: by driving insurance rates so high that they caused owners to re-register their vessels under the flags of other countries, they reduced United States flag shipping to levels that were never restored to this day. One of the fiercest, CSS Florida, was now two days out of Bermuda on course for the repair yards of Brest, France. Her skipper, Commander Maffitt, was ill and had requested that a replacement be sent over.

Sunday, July 31, 1864

Gen. Jubal Early’s Confederate cavalry had been on an extended raid into the North, attempting to force Lincoln to pull forces away from Grant’s siege of Petersburg, Va. He had gone to the gates of Washington and been driven off. He had gone as far as Chambersburg in Pennsylvania, demanded a ransom, and when it was not paid, burned a good part of the city. Today he was suddenly under attack by Gen. Averel’s Federal cavalry and headed for Cumberland, Md.



Thursday, Aug. 1, 1861

A few weeks ago a large party of cowboys, ranch hands and roustabouts had gathered in West Texas to go on a “buffalo hunt”, or so they said. Joined by John Baylor, later Lt. Col. Baylor, they started a campaign to chase every Federal out of the area. Today they announced that all of New Mexico and Arizona south of the 34th Parallel was now Confederate territory. More pro-Union citizens regarded it as an invasion from Texas, and now began to get hostile about it.

Friday, Aug. 1, 1862

Heaven knows Jefferson Davis had enough to worry about, what with the extremely limited powers of the president under the Confederate Constitution, not to mention he had a war to run. Most of his worries and complaints wound up in his letters to Robert E. Lee, as one went out today. In it Davis revealed that he was increasingly concerned about reports that the North was arming Negroes--which they weren’t, yet--and the assumption that these arms were all going to escaped slaves--which they weren’t, either. He was also worried about John Pope’s deeds in the vicinity of Manassas.

Saturday, Aug. 1, 1863

As it was in the beginning of the Gettysburg campaign, way back in June, so it was today--a cavalry battle at Brandy Station, Va. In the earlier battle, the Union cavalry had staged a raid, which turned into a major fight. They didn’t win, but they didn’t lose either, and departed in good order at the end of the day, rather than being routed as had usually been the case. Today was a much smaller affair, more a feeling-out of the retreating Lee’s army and trying to determine their future plans.

Monday, Aug. 1, 1864

Gen Jubal Early’s raid on Washington, and now Pennsylvania and Maryland, was undertaken to force a withdrawal of Union troops from the siege of Petersburg. Grant was not about to do this, so another solution had to be found. From the Western Theater Grant brought the answer: Maj. Gen. Phillip Sheridan. Although a career cavalry officer, today he was given command of infantry, the Army of the Shenandoah, and told to abate the nuisance of Early once and for all.

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/30/11 and 07/31/11 - "Web Site WGH Page":

The sound feature is broken.

   YOWZERS! Let's have a look.....  Hmmm. I noticed one thing in the html code that would explain why it no longer worked, but how it ever worked with that condition I've no idea. I changed the code and uploaded it, and it looks as though I may have fixed it. I don't know for certain, as my computer said something like, "Additional plug-ins required - press here." When I did, it said, "Installation failed." (Thanks a lot, silly 'puter! )

   Thanks for telling me, David - hope it works now!

Yes, it is fixed.

There are other pages where the music does not work … and some that were not migrated from “freehost”. Didn’t want to deluge you with a list.

   YOWZERONI!!! Well, go ahead and start a list and maybe I can fix two or three a day..... Thanks!

The site is getting a ton of exposure on Face Book. I joined a Hampton Nostalgia group and have uploaded a ton on images and links to the site. That group grew to 9000 members in 24 hours

Then I started a similar NN group about noon. Same deal with images and links. It has grown to 600 members in that time; will probably hit several thousand before it burns out. Keep an eye on your hit counter to see if you detect a surge.

   WOWZERONI!!! 'Deed I do - BIG spike in numbers! Thanks for the boost, Captain!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 07/30/11 - "These Old Photos are Priceless":

A Baby Boomer's Time Machine -- a Gallery of Forgotten Photos

(and one never seen anywhere before JFK & MM)

   OH, WOW! Thanks, Glenn!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 07/30/11 - "His name was Bubba":

His name was Bubba, he was from Mississippi ..... and he needed a loan, so....... he walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Paris for an international redneck festival for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he was not a depositor of the bank. The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan, so the Redneck handed over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank. The Redneck produced the title and everything checked out. The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12% interest.

Later, the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the Redneck from the south for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's private underground garage and parked it.

Two weeks later, the Redneck returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest of $23.07. The loan officer said, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out on Dunn & Bradstreet and found that you are a Distinguished Alumni from Ole Miss University , a highly sophisticated investor and Multi-Millionaire with real estate and financial interests all over the world. Your investments include a large number of wind turbines around Sweetwater , Texas . What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"

The good 'ole boy replied, "Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there when I return

His name was BUBBA....                                                                                 

  Keep an eye on those southern boys!

Good work is not Cheap

Cheap work is not Good!

      Thanks, Bill!

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/31/11 - "If My Body Were a Car !":

Kinda cute if it weren’t so darn true!!!!!!

This is just too funny - scary how true it is!!


If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull ...
But that's not the worst of it.

My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to see things up close.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.

It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here's the worst of it --

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter, either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires!

   WILD SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools - and Happy Birthday!


From - 07/31/11:

A customer sent an order to a distributor for a large amount of goods totaling a great deal of money. The distributor noticed that the previous bill hadn’t been paid, so he asked his collections manager to leave a voice-mail for them saying, “We can’t ship your new order until you pay for the last one.”

The next day the collections manager received a collect phone call, “Please cancel the order. We can’t wait that long.”

1. Thursday, August 4, 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, August 10, 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. 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 Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News.  DETAILS:; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at - OPEN REUNION!

4. 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

5. Saturday, August 27, 2011, NOON - Mike O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Reunion Luncheon for the 97th Rifle Company, USMC

6. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

7. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956

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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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All the Things You Are

Words by Oscar Hammerstein II (12 July 1895 – 23 Aug 1960)

Music by Jerome Kern (27 Jan 1885 – 11 Nov 1945)

For Very Warm for May, 1939

Time and again I’ve longed for adventure,
Something to make my heart beat the faster.
What did I long for? I never really knew.
Finding your love I’ve found my adventure,
Touching your hand, my heart beats the faster,
All that I want in all of this world is you.
You are the promised kiss of springtime
That makes the lonely winter seem long.
You are the breathless hush of evening
That trembles on the brink of a lovely song.
You are the angel glow that lights a star,
The dearest things I know are what you are.
Some day my happy arms will hold you,
And some day I’ll know that moment divine,
When all the things you are, are mine!

"All the Things You Are" midi (first version) courtesy of - 08/03/11 (sic)

 "All the Things You Are" lyrics courtesy
- 08/03/11 (sic)

G.B. Crowley's Image of "All the Things You Are" courtesy of - 08/03/11 (sic)

Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I am unable to locate that information at this time.

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

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 United States Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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