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08/14/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Behind Blue Eyes

“Dear as the light that visits these sad eyes;
Dear as the ruddy drops that warm my heart.”

- Thomas Gray
(26 Dec 1716 – 30 July 1771)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I'll be completely honest.  I really, really like this song! And I would be hard pressed to say which version I like best, the original 1971 recording by The Who, or Limp Bizkit's remake of 2003!  So I was delighted to find this truly exceptional midi file, and two great bonus videos.  It makes up for all the frustration involved with Wednesday's Newsletter.

BONUS #1 - - Behind Blue Eyes - The Who, 1979

BONUS #2 - - Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit, 2003 - official video featuring great Kissy-Face scenes of the gorgeous Halle Berry from the movie, Gothika (which I have never seen)


"The song is one of the most well-known of The Who's recordings. It starts off with a solo voice singing over an arpeggiated guitar, later adds in bass guitar and ethereal harmonies, eventually breaks out into full-scale rock anthem when a second theme is introduced near the end, and wraps up by a brief reprise of the quieter first theme. Songs written in alternating sections were something of a trademark of Townshend's writing of the period..."


"Few of the thousands of fans who packed stadiums across Europe and the U.S. to see The Who noticed the religious message in the songs: that "Bargain" and the middle section of "Behind Blue Eyes" from Who's Next and "Listening To You" from Tommy  were all originally written as prayers,..."


Thursday, August 14, 1969 - British troops were deployed in Northern Ireland following the 3-day Battle of the Bogside.


   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene Chapman ('57) AND   Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL;

18 - Etta L. Baker ('57)  AND   Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA;

19 -     Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND      Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA  AND        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA;

20 -     Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA;

21 -    Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA!

  Many Happy Returns, One and All!


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Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 18 time(s) over the past 90 days.

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   Sooo - they checked it again yesterday, and it's been two full weeks since they found anything harmful.....  Surely this nightmare will end soon.....


   Still not a nibble.  You're just not concentrating.  The answer is right in front of your eyes.....

  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 08/13/09 - "  EDDIE":

Dear Carol,

I was so happy to see that Eddie Olshansky ('69 - of VA) had written to you. I used to see him everyday when I worked at Riverside. I also saw him most days when I was a patient there. I would be rolling to X-Ray or surgery and I would often see him in the hallways. He is always smiling . He never forgets anyone's name and always has an encouraging word . He won't walk by a stranger without speaking and he is one of those people that I miss seeing everyday. He is such an asset to Riverside . I have seen him out with his Mom. He is also so kind to her and you know we like guys that are good to their Mamas. I can't say enough good about him . I only know, I wish I could see him more and that his kindness to others would rub off on others not so kind. His Mom and Dad raised some good boys with good hearts and good manners and I will never forget him.

Jamey Bacon

   Thanks so much, Jamey! That's exactly how I remember Eddie! It's always comforting to know that some things, at least, don't change!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/12/09  - "H.S. Reunion: "She's Got You", by Patsy Cline":

   This is simply delightful, Glenn - thanks!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 08/13/09 - " 'microwave water' ":

Hey Boy, this brought back memories!

I remember when we set the tables for dinner, back in the day, and always put an ice tea spoon in the glasses before we poured the tea. The spoon acted as a conductor for the heat so the glass would not crack.

First time this exploding water happened to me I burned my hand; now I put this time I've had on this earth to work and put a spoon in first to off set the "explosion". Works every time. Nothing like experience and explaining to your grandson what a tea spoon is. (ouch)

P.S. putting a few drops of lemon juice in your cup of water when cleaning the "wave" will also remove any odors and stains. Yes, I call it the wave. It sounds better than something so destructive and "permanent" like nuke.

I also like to believe that aliens from outer space (war of the worlds) are going to take over this world and destroy us all instead of our own kind (clear and present danger) doing it for money--can't take it with you--kind of thing.

Linda May ' 66

   GIGGLES!!! Love your aliens theory, Linda May! Thanks for your tip on the lemon juice, too - I'd never tried that!  But you're not putting a spoon in the "wave" itself, are ya, Lady??  I once accidentally put a saucer with a metallic edging on it in mine, and the ensuing zapping and sparking scared the bee-bees outta me!!! 

From Mimi Weger Green ('40) of VA - 08/13/09 - "What a Leader !!":


 What a Leader !!

The Whole World Needs A Leader Like This!

A senior member of Australia's government has said Muslims who want to live by Islamic Sharia law are not welcome in the country. The comments have stoked Muslim anger against the Australian government.

Australian Finance Minister Peter Costello said in a speech on February 23, 2006 to the Sydney Institute that immigrants must respect the country's laws and traditions. Costello singled out Muslims who wanted to live under Sharia law as not welcome in Australia.

In his speech on Australian citizenship, the minister said his remarks were directed at what he called a "small radical minority."

"You don't have to swear at the football and eat a pie to be an Australian," he said, "but you do have believe in democracy, the rule of law and the rights and liberties of others."

Earlier this week Prime Minister John Howard also addressed Islamic extremism, saying it violated Australia's principles. He pointed to contentious issues such as relations with non-Muslims and the rights of women.

Australian Muslims have reacted with anger to both sets of comments. They accuse the government of being deliberately inflammatory and divisive.

Keysar Trad, president of the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia, says Costello's comments are unnecessary. "He is singling out the Muslim community again," he said. "Rather than calling on all citizens to respect the law of the land and respect traditional values, he is making an inference in his comments that Muslims don't do that. Well, on the contrary, Muslims do respect the law of the land and do respect the values of this country."

There are around 300,000 Muslims in Australia.

Community leaders say racism toward this minority group has increased since the terrorist attacks in the United States in September 2001 and the bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali a year later, in which Australian tourists were targeted.

   Thank you, Mimi - and I did check this one!

From - Truth!

         From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 08/13/08 - "The News":


I thought this was too funny not to share.  The write up below is true - the more you watch it the funnier it gets. 

From a Dallas/Ft. Worth news broadcast
 Watch at least twice.... The more times you watch it the funnier it  becomes.
 Watch the little critter, a small desert lizard, on the left side of the table. Remember the guy on the left is concentrating on the Texas rat snake the other guy is holding.
 This news guy will never live this down, that's for sure. Watch the second time and listen closely to the sounds the newscaster makes!!
 Too bad they didn't have a heart monitor on the guy. - lizard jumps on newscaster

   That IS hysterical - thanks, Paul!

 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 08/13/09 - "Flat Tire/This will Make Your Day:)":

Yesterday I had a flat tire on the interstate. So I eased my car over to the shoulder of the road, carefully get out of the car and opened the trunk.

I took out 2 cardboard men, unfolded them and stood them at the rear of my car facing oncoming traffic. They looked so lifelike you wouldn't believe it! They were in trench coats exposing their nude bodies and private parts to the approaching drivers.

To my surprise, cars started slowing down looking at my lifelike men. And of course, traffic started backing up. Everybody was tooting their horns and waving like crazy. It wasn't long before a state trooper pulled up behind me. He got out of his car and started walking toward me. I could tell he was no t a happy camper!

'What's going on here?'

'My car has a flat tire', I said calmly.

'Well, what the hell are those obscene cardboard men doing here by the road?' I couldn't believe that he didn't know. So I told him, 'Hellooooo, those are my emergency flashers!'

   Thanks, Mark!

From Our Friend,    Mark, of ID (currently stationed in Japan or somewhere like that...) to Our Friend,  Rick, of NC to         My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL to      Me ('65) of IL - 08/13/09 - "Don't forget!! This could prove .............":

I'm totally going to do this!  :)



Don't forget to mark your calendars.  As you may already know, it is a sin for a Muslim male to see any woman other than his wife naked.  He must commit suicide if he does.  So, next Saturday, at 4 PM Eastern Time, all American women are asked to walk out of their house completely naked to help weed out any neighborhood terrorists.  Circling your block for one hour is recommended for this anti-terrorist effort.  All patriotic men are to position themselves in lawn chairs in front of their house to prove they are not Muslims and to demonstrate they think it's okay to see nude women other than their wife and to show support for all American women..  Since Islam also does not approve of alcohol, a cold 6-pack at your side is further proof of your anti-Muslim sentiment.  The American government appreciates your efforts to root out terrorists and applauds your participation in this anti-terrorist activity.

God bless America!

It is your patriotic duty to pass this on.  If you don't send this to at least 5 people, you will be labeled a terrorist-sympathizing, lily-livered coward and are in the position of posing as a national threat.

   Thanks, Guys! We all must fulfill our patriotic duties!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 08/13/09 - "train ride...":

Hey is a nice joke below a pal sent me...enjoy!  bh

One morning 3 South Carolina good old boys and 3 Yankees were in a ticket line at the Greenville train station heading to Charlotte for a big football game. The 3 Northerners each bought a ticket and watched as the 3 Southerners bought just one ticket among them.

"How are the 3 of you going to travel on one 1 ticket?" asked one of the Yankees.

"Watch and learn," answered one of the boys from the South.

When the 6 travelers boarded the train, the 3 Yankees sat down, but the 3 Southerners crammed into a bathroom together and closed the door. Shortly after the train departed, the conductor came around to collect tickets. He knocked on the bathroom door and said, "tickets please." the door opened just a crack and a single arm emerged with a ticket in hand. The conductor took it and moved on.

The Yankees saw this happen and agreed it was quite a clever idea. Indeed, so clever that they decided to do the same thing on the return trip and save some money.

That evening after the game when they got to the Charlotte train station, they bought a single ticket for the return trip while to their astonishment the 3 Southerners didn't buy even 1 ticket.

"How are you going to travel without a ticket?" asked one of the perplexed Yankees.

"Watch and learn", answered one of the Southern boys.

When they boarded the train the 3 Northerners crammed themselves into a bathroom and the 3 Southerners crammed themselves into the other bathroom across from it.

Shortly after the train began to move, one of the Southerners left their bathroom and walked quietly over to the Yankee's bathroom. He knocked on the door and said "ticket please".

There's just no way on God's green earth to explain how the Yankees won the war...

Brent Harty
"You may be whatever you resolve to be."  General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

      Thanks, Brent!


1.   From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":


You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!


From ArcaMax - 08/13/09:

New Car

Reasons You Should Buy a New Car:

Your passenger seat is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Instead of an air bag, there is a whoopee cushion taped to your steering wheel.

You lose the stoplight challenge to a 14 year old on a moped.

15 minute Jiffy Lube needs to keep you car for 3 days.

When you gas up, the attendant asks, "Can I re-duct tape that windshield for you?"

Thieves repeatedly break in your car just to steal the "Club".

While sitting at a stop light, people keep running up to you and asking if anyone was hurt.

For the last five years, you've had to settle for making "vroom, vroom' noises while in the driveway.

You keep losing dates on left turns.


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact - WHS CLASS OF 1959
3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion
- For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at - CLASS OF 1970

5. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at  kwitte@tampabay, - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 08/12/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Behind Blue Eyes

Written by Pete Townshend of The Who, 1971
(b. 19 May 1945)

No one knows what it's like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes
And no one knows what it's like
to be hated
To be faded to telling only lies

But my dreams they aren't as empty
As my conscious seems to be
I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free

No one knows what its like
To feel these feelings
Like I do, and I blame you!
No one bites back as hard
On their anger
None of my pain woe
Can show through

But my dreams they aren't as empty
As my conscious seems to be
I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free

No one knows what its like
To be mistreated, to be defeated
Behind blue eyes
No one know how to say
That they're sorry and don't worry
I'm not telling lies

But my dreams they aren't as empty
As my conscious seems to be
I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free

No one knows what its like
To be the bad man, to be the sad man
Behind blue eyes

In the clouds
all the graves
I'll stay if you
go away
tall as the sky
Movement passin' me by
When you blush
What a rush
Cold crush
Next door ear to the wall
All the tension on me for the call
I wish I wish
I wish it was all that easy
I wish I wish
I wish it was all that easy

"Behind Blue Eyes" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 08/13/09

Image of "Behind blue eyes" courtesy of - 08/13/09 (I would be more specific, but my German is a bit rusty...)

Blue Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of somewhere within the first page or two of - some time ago...

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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

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