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08/15/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Bésame Mucho

“Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score;
Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more;
A thousand to that hundred; so kisse on,
To make that thousand up a million;
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kisse afresh, as when we first begun.”

Robert Herrick, "To Anthea (III)" 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   YEA - a song about kisses - LOTSA kisses!    

BONUS #1 - - Bésame Mucho - Dean Martin

BONUS #2 - - Bésame Mucho - Diana Krall

BONUS #3 - - Bésame Mucho - Andrea Bocelli, 2006


"Bésame Mucho" (Kiss me a lot) is a song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez.[1]

It is one of the most famous boleros, and was recognized in 1999 as the most sung and recorded Mexican song in the world.

According to Velázquez herself, she wrote this song even though she had never been kissed yet at the time, and kissing as she heard was considered a sin.[2][3]

She was inspired by the piano piece "Quejas, o la Maja y el Ruiseńor" from the 1911 suite Goyescas by Spanish composer Enrique Granados, which he later also included as Aria of the Nightingale in his 1916 opera of the same name.[1]

There are slight differences in the wording at the end of the chorus, regarding the words perderte después meaning "to lose you afterwards". Considering that Velázquez may have been fifteen years old when she wrote the song, this sentence reflects inexperience and innocence. Indeed, a video from "TV Mexicana"[4] shows Consuelo Velázquez playing the piano while the singer sings perderte después. Many interpretations use perderte otra vez ("lose you once again") instead of the original perderte después ("lose you afterwards").

The line "Besame mucho, que tengo miedo a perderte después" means "Kiss me a lot, as I am afraid of losing you afterwards." The word "mucho" may suggest a desire for the kiss to linger, as it may be the couple's last time being together.

An English-language version of the song was written by Sunny Skylar. The lyrics are different from the direct English translation of the original, but retain the Spanish Bésame mucho.

"Bésame Mucho" is also known by translated names such as "Kiss Me Much," "Kiss Me a Lot," "Kiss Me Again and Again," "Embrasse-moi fort," "Stale Ma Bozkavaj," "Suutele minua", "Szeretlek én" and "Mara beboos"...


1.   Carter Ficklen (Warwick HS - '60) of VA - 08/14/13 - "NNHS Alumni Newsletter":

Hello Carol,
I heard about your great NNHS website from    Kenny Lipscomb (NNHS Class of 1963) when I saw him this weekend in Fredericksburg, VA.
I am a Warwick High Class of 1960 member and I am married to    Carol (Carol Lipscomb, WHS Class of 1962) Ficklen.  She is Kenny's 1st cousin.
Really appreciate all the great work that you are doing to keep the NNHS lines of communication open.  I knew and also I have gotten to know many NNHS and   HHS folks through sports and the Boy Scouts in addition to working at the NN Shipyard, NASA-Langley, and Thomas Jefferson Lab.
Please add me to your newsletter and other listings.
Thank you,

   Welcome aboard, Carter! Thanks, Kenny!

   I've added you to our Alumni Page (and my mailing list):

   We look forward to your sharing your memories with us!


   Happy Birthday today to    Peggy Johnson ('60) of OH!

   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 -        the late Chip Clark ('65) (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA;

21 -   Bob Buchan ('61) of VA AND    Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA;

22 - Suzanne Morris Oberlander ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 15, 1939 - Thirteen Stukas dived into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. There were no survivors.

August 15, 1940 - An Italian submarine torpedoed and sank the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbor during peacetime, marking the most serious Italian provocation prior to the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in October.

August 15, 1941 - Corporal Josef Jakobs  (b. 30 June 1898) was executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 7:12 am, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for treason.

August 15, 1942 - Operation Pedestal – The SS Ohio reached the island of Malta barely afloat carrying vital fuel supplies for the island's defenses.

August 15, 1944 - Operation Dragoon – Allied forces landed in southern France.

August 15, 1945 - Korean Liberation Day.

August 15, 1945 - Victory over Japan Day Japan surrenderred to end the war.


Thursday, August 15, 1963 - Execution of Henry John Burnett, the last man to be hanged in Scotland, UK.

Thursday, August 15, 1963 - President Fulbert Youlou was overthrown in the Republic of the Congo, after a three-day uprising in the capital.

Thursday, August 15, 1963 - Singer-songwriter, producer, and DJ (Deee-Lite) Lady Miss Kier was born Kierin Magenta Kirby in Youngstown, Ohio.

Thursday, August 15, 1963 - Activist Valery Levaneuski (Russian: Левоне́вский Вале́рий Станисла́вович; Belarusian: Вале́ры Станісла́вавіч Леване́ўскі) was born in Grodno, Byelorussian SSR.

Thursday, August 15, 1963 - Director Alejandro González Ińárritu was born in Mexico City, Mexico.

Thursday, August 15, 1963 - Cricketer and coach Jack Russell was born Robert Charles Russell in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.



      - brand new page!

1956 Anchor, p. 153


    From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 08/14/13 - "Do you remember February 13, 1956?":  

  Elvis Presley did a series of shows at the Paramount Theater on February 13, 1956. He was originally scheduled to perform 3 shows, but when they quickly sold out, he added a fourth. It also sold out.

Did you attend one of the shows?

Do you know how many people could have been in attendance at a sold out show?

Do you remember who was president of the Peninsula Elvis Fan Club?

BTW, this photo is featured at Graceland...

   Thanks so mcuh, Joe! My own answers are: No, No, and No. Let's see who really remembers!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

Monday, February 13, 1956

   I've added this to our archive:

     From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 08/14/13 - "retirement":

Hello Carol,        8-14-13
This could help wake up your FL clientele.
Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA


Four old retired men are walking down a street in Yuma, Arizona. They turn a corner and see a sign that says, "Old Timers Bar - ALL drinks 10 cents."

They look at each other and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true.

The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you! What'll it be, gentlemen?" There's a fully stocked bar, so each of the men orders a martini.

In no time the bartender serves up four iced martinis shaken, not stirred and says, "That's 10 cents each, please."

The four guys stare at the bartender for a moment, then at each other. They can't believe their good luck. They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round.

Again, four excellent martinis are produced, with the bartender again saying, "That's 40 cents, please."

They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity gets the better of them. They've each had two martinis and haven't even spent a dollar yet.

Finally one of them says, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?"

"I'm a retired tailor from Phoenix ," the bartender says, "and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery Jackpot for $125 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime. Wine, liquor, beer it's all the same."

"Wow! That's some story!" one of the men says.

As the four of them sip at their martinis, they can't help noticing seven other people at the end of the bar who don't have any drinks in front of them and haven't ordered anything the whole time they've been there.

Nodding at the seven at the end of the bar, one of the men asks the Bartender, "What's with them?"

The bartender says, "They're retired people from Florida. They're waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half-price, plus they all have coupons..."

      Thanks, Fred!

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 08/14/13 - "Cool lion gif":

Thought you might like this. Kind of spiffy.

   OHHH, I do like it - he's fun to watch! Thanks, Faniel!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/14/13 - "The Rope":

For you & me!
Hope you enjoy this.........

   Thanks, Billy! I did! It does us no good to receive prompting of the Spirit if we fail to act upon them!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 08/14/13 - "NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID!!":


1. Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car's registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people's home in Pebble Beach and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener.
This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

2. GPS.
Someone had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.
Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it... Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.

I never thought of this.......
This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. 20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says 'I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago.' When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
Moral of the lesson:
a. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc....
b. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.
c. Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet 'family and friends' who text you.

4. Purse in the grocery cart scam...
A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in the children's seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf...wait till you read the WHOLE story! Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burglarized. The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it.

Even if this does not pertain to you....Pass it on to your family and friends.

   Thanks so much, Wayne! It never hurts to exercise care in all matters!

  From Randy Bearor ('64) of VA - 08/14/13 - "AAADD -- Coming Soon to You?":


Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder:
Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

 A Day in the Life of an AAADD Person:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,

I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,

I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table,

Put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
And notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back

On the table and take out the garbage first...

But then I think,

Since I'm going to be near the mailbox
When I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table,

And see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study,

So I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks,
But first I need to push the Pepsi aside
So that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Pepsi is getting warm,
And I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,
A vase of flowers on the counter
Catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Pepsi on the counter and
Discover my reading glasses that
I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk,
But first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter ,

Fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,

I'll be looking for the remote,
But I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
So I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
But first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers,

But quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table,

Get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to

Remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:
The garden isn’t watered,
The car isn't washed,
The bills aren't paid,
There is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter,
There is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can't find the remote,
I can't find my glasses,
And I don't remember what I did with the car keys. 

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,

I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day,
And I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem,

And I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail....

Do me a favor.

Forward this message to everyone you know,
Because I don't remember who I've sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

P.S. I don't remember who sent it to me, so if it was you, I'm sorry.

   Thanks, Randy - I think! In my case it's even worse: I already had regular ADD!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/27/13 - " 'I'm NOT Crazy!' (These are hilarious!) (#19 in a series of 25)":

  I'm NOT Crazy! 

   Thanks, Dearest Judy!



BONUS KISS RECIPES: - Kiss Recipes - "Keep it simple recipes and more free recipes in the simple section of kiss recipes..."


From - 08/14/13:

ittle Johnny was assigned a job for the choir on Christmas. His job was when the choir sang, "and the Angel lit the candle," he was to come out and light the candle.

So before the service on Christmas Eve they had a practice. The choir got to the part and sang, "and the Angel lit the candle," and there was no Johnny, so they sang it a bit louder thinking he didn't hear them, and still no Johnny.

So they sang it even louder and finally Johnny came out and sang, "And the cat peed on the matches!"

1. Thursday, September 5, 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. 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

3.  Wednesday, October 9, 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 08/12/13

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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Bésame Mucho

Lyrics by Pascal Sevran, Serge Lebrail
Original music by Consuelo Velázquez Torres Ortiz (21 Aug 1916 – 22 Jan 2005), 1940
Original lyrics by Enrique Granados, Consuelo Velázquez Torres Ortiz

Recorded by Dean Martin (07 June 1917 – 25 Dec 1995)

Bésame, bésame mucho.
Each time I cling to your kiss I hear music divine.
, bésame mucho.
Hold me, my darling, and say that you'll always be mine.

This joy is something new, my arms enfolding you.
Never knew this thrill before.
Whoever thought I'd be holding you close to me
Whispering, "It's you I adore"?

Dearest one, if you should leave me,
Each little dream would take wings and my life would be through.
ésame, bésame mucho.
Love me forever and make all my dreams come true.

ésame, b
ésame mucho.
Love me forever and make all my dreams come true

"Besame Mucho" midi courtesy of - 06/07/06

"Besame Mucho" lyrics courtesy of - 06/07/06

Smacking Lips clip art courtesy of - 04/10/03

String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/19/05

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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

Animated Kissing Sailor and Girl courtesy of - 10/19/05

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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

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