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08/20/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Since I Don't Have You

ď...Lost in your heart, lost in your eyes
Lost every day, no map to follow
Entire days, weeks, a blur
Flickers of light, in the darkness,
Only to be enveloped in shadows once more...

- Peter Winstanley

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme repeats on this day each year.

BONUS -  - Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners, 1959


"Since I Don't Have You" is a song by the doo-wop group The Skyliners. Released in 1958, the single reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also the top five of the R&B chart. The song, highlighted by a powerful vocal by lead singer Jimmy Beaumont, and a falsetto on the final chorus by Janet Vogel, is considered by oldies fans to be one of the best "heartbreak" ballads ever recorded, and a classic of pre-Beatles rock and roll, and is still frequently played on the radio. The song was featured in the films American Graffiti, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Lethal Weapon 2, and Mischief.



   Happy Birthday today to        The late Chip Clark ('65) (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Bob Buchan ('61) of VA AND     Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA

  Happy Birthday this week to:

22 - Suzanne Morris Oberlander ('63);

23 - Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND        My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA;

27 - Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND     My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



August 20, 1914 - World War I: German forces occupied Brussels.


August 20, 1940 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill made the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line, "Never was so much owed by so many to so few ".

August 20, 1944 - 168 captured allied airmen, including Phil Lamason, accused by the Gestapo of being "terror fliers", arrived at Buchenwald concentration camp.

August 20, 1944 - The Battle of Romania began with a major Soviet Union offensive.


Thursday, August 20, 1964 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor Dino Dvornik was born Miljenko Dino Dvornik in Split, Croatia. He died in his bed in Zagreb, Croatia on 07 Sept 2008 just 18 days following the celebration of his 44th birthday. Severely depressed, He had overdosed on tablets for Hepatitis C from which he was suffering.

Thursday, August 20, 1964 - Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Azarias Ruberwa, was born Azarias Ruberwa Manywa.

  From Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA - 08/19/14:


Thank you for your newsletter. I started listening to the Wayward Wind (love that song) and ended up listening to several songs on Youtube. So very pleasant and relaxing.

Thanks , Barbara

   Thanks so much, Barbara! Isn't that fun when favorite old songs bring us so much joy? I'm glad you enjoyed the journey back in time!

"Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't."

- Johnny Depp (b. 09 June 1963)

 From Sandra Ray ('61) of VA - 08/19/14:

Hi, Carol

Been a long time since I have emailed you.  I am hardly online to send Emails since I live on FB.  

Hope this find you and your family well and doing good.  Hope your health is good.

I can't complain.  Do have some health issues but just dealing with them on a daily basis.  At almost 73, I am just trying to make every day to raise my great-grandson, Heyd, who will be 12 in November and starting middle school.   This is going to be a really big test.  (LOL)

I feel guilty about asking for your help but my sister,
Angela Ray Smith ('64 of VA), would like to know if you know anything about Richard Strickland? I do believe he graduated in '64 with Angela.  Someone (and I just can't remember who) told me that he passed away; this had to have been within a year that I was told.  Would appreciate any information you can find out. 

I was told that Harry Strickland (and I don't even think he graduated) passed away and that has been several years ago.  He lived in North Carolina and believe he was married with two children.

Thank you, Carol.

Sandra M Ray
Class 1961

   Thank you, Sandra! I wish you well with your exciting life!


   For some reason, the question of   Richard Strickland ('64) comes up every now and then. To the best of my knowledge, the reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated...

   When his brother   Mitchell Strickland, Class of 1962, passed away four years ago, Richard and his siblings, Sylvia,   Harry ('59), and Dennis Strickland, were all still alive and well.

   Of course, much can transpire in four years, but I've received no report of it; Richard is still living in Hampton, or he was in the spring, anyway.

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 08/19/14 - "IMAGINE NO POLICE ON THE STREETS":

Focus on the Facts, Please

By Harry M. Covert

 Imagine for a moment if sheriffís deputies, police officers, state police and fire officials were removed from the streets for a day or so in wherever you live.. Visualize the pandemonium, danger on the streets and highways, the illegal guns that would surface, home invasions and carjackings.

There are lots of people who dare make light and criticize city and county officers for simply doing their sworn duty. On their own and in general people donít do right. They do try to skirt the law in the simplest of ways, speeding on the streets and roadways and then become downright nasty if stopped and ticketed. Store robbing is not excused, however.

Excuses are absolutely creative, such as ďlate for workĒ, late for church, late, late late to pick up the children or the sports events ad finitum.

Iím sympathetic to people just trying to make a living. Iím not sympathetic to people who donít show courtesy and respect for authority figures.

Imagine, too, if local deputies and police had to bring out tear gas to stop dangerous civil unrests. Itís not always a racial matter no matter what the professional racists say.

National attention is focused on a police shooting in a Missouri town. Donít think for a moment this couldnít occur in any jurisdiction. Fortunately most people are taught good manners and courtesy by parents. Citizens donít have the right to hide behind misconduct in any form, whether rich or poor, Caucasian or Black or Irish or Italian, Liberians, or other classifications.

Everyone has to learn how to conduct themselves walking down the street, how to face confrontations. Stories abound how DWB and WWB are prevalent among some police agencies. Oh, excuse me, DWB means driving while black, and WWB is walking while black. Not in the same grouping as DUI, driving under the influence by drink or drugs or robbing and looting.

Letís face it, no one wants to talk about the problems facing society, but every time someone is challenged by police it isnít racist.


When the Missouri altercation erupted, reports were the victim had stuck his arm in the police vehicle attempting to wrest the policemanís gun. I thought, could this happen in other cities and towns? Yes, indeed.

I recall vividly an incident years ago. A woman driver was stopped at major Virginia thoroughfare traffic light. Windows were down in the vehicle. Instantly, a guy reached into the driverís side and grabbed her by the throat. What the fellow didnít know was she was the police chiefís wife. Without fear she grabbed a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber chiefís special and, kaboom. Problem over.

There was no civil unrest over the above. It sure did curtail similar actions. A good reason that all states should allow concealed or open carry.

Sure, itís sad when disruptive people pay the price. But itís not time for untrained, undisciplined and uncaring citizens to run the show.

In some quarters the sheriffís office or police or state ďpolizeiĒ arenít supposed to enforce law. Some decriers want to ignore various sections of the federal, state and local codes. Pooh on the detractors.

Have locals forgotten home invasions ? Have they forgotten the shootings near town centers, how about the daring downtown daylight jewelry store robberies? Merely because we donít hear of all the criminal activity in friendly confines is no reason to want a downgrade of policing.

Being in law enforcement is not teaching a Sunday School class for the young or old. Police carry Glocks for a reason. Sometimes bullets are aimed at them. Itís not a rarity.

Some 33 years ago, a press secretary was shot and maimed for life. Jim Brady died Aug. 4 and the coroner termed his death a homicide. Why not? His shooter could well be charged with murder. Why not?

Why are citizens safe in the nationís localities? Itís no secret. The sheriff, police chief, state police are on the job, 24/7.

   Thank you so very much, Harry!

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 08/19/14 - "Come to the USA": - Ray Stevens

   WILD SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, George!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/19/14 - "Children in Church":

Children in Church

A little boy was attending his first wedding.
After the service, his cousin asked him, "How many women can a man marry?"
"Sixteen," the boy responded.
His cousin was amazed that he had an answer so quickly. "How do you know that?"
"Easy," the little boy said.
"All you have to do is add it up, like the pastor said, 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer."


After a church service on Sunday morning, a young boy suddenly announced to his mother,
"Mom, I've decided to become a minister when I grow up."
"That's okay with us, but what made you decide that?"
"Well," said the little boy, "I have to go to church on Sunday anyway, and I figure it will be more fun to stand up and yell, than to sit and listen."


A 6-year-old was overheard reciting the Lord's Prayer at a church service, "And forgive us our trash passes, as we forgive those who passed trash against us."


A boy was watching his father, a pastor, write a sermon.
"How do you know what to say?" he asked.
"Why, God tells me."
"Oh, then why do you keep crossing things out?"

A little girl became restless as the preacher's sermon dragged on and on.
Finally, she leaned over to her mother and whispered, "Mommy, if we give him the money now, will he let us go?"


Ms. Terri asked her Sunday School class to draw pictures of their favorite Bible stories.
She was puzzled by Kyle's picture, which showed four people on an airplane, so she asked him which story it was meant to represent.
"The Flight to Egypt," was his reply.
Pointing at each figure, Ms. Terri said, "That must be Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. But who's the fourth person?"
"Oh, that's Pontius - the pilot!"


The Sunday School Teacher asks, "Now, Johnny, tell me frankly do you say prayers before eating?"
"No sir," little Johnny replies, I don't have to. My mom is a good cook."


This is the best one.
A little girl was sitting on her grandfather's lap as he read her a bedtime story.
From time to time, she would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek.
She was alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again.
Finally she spoke up, "Grandpa, did God make you?"
"Yes, sweetheart," he answered, "God made me a long time ago."
Oh," she paused, "Grandpa, did God make me too?"
"Yes, indeed, honey," he said, "God made you just a little while ago."
Feeling their respective faces again, she observed, "God's getting better at it, isn't He?"


Work Hard, Do Your Best, Keep Your Word,
Never Get Too Big For Your Britches,
Trust In God and Never Forget a Friend.

   Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/15/14 - "Cool Signs (#5 in a series of 26)":

Need a chuckle today, read these!

 Thanks, Ruthie!


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 08/17/14 - "I'll bet you didn't know all this...HINTS (#3 in a series of 26)":

  I'm certainly going to try some of these!

        Thanks, Jimmy!


        From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 08/19/14 - "WE ALL NEED HUMOR (#1 in a series of 11)":

  Those evil seniors!

         Thanks, George!


BONUS HEART'S DESIRE CROCHET PATTERN: and - Kathryn White's Heartís Desire Ring Bearer Pillow - "Crochet this elegant lacy pillow sprinkled with hearts for a special wedding day. This pillow will be kept as a fond memento for years to come." - "...I don't have fond desires..."


BONUS FOND DESIRES RECIPES: - Top Ten Ground Beef Recipes - "...Iím very fond of recipes that have similar ingredients. ... Filed Under: Foodie Desires... - "...I don't have fond desires..."

From - 08/19/14:

A little boy knocked at the door and told the owner that something of his had found its way into her garage, and he wanted it back.

The homeowner opened the garage and noticed two additions; a baseball and broken window sporting a baseball-sized hole.

ďHow do you suppose this ball got in here?Ē she asked the child.

Taking one look at the ball, one look at the window, and one look at the homeowner, the little boy exclaimed, ďWow, lady! I must have thrown it right through that hole!Ē


1. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold a 45-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive.  For further information, contact Jean Baker Howell at

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

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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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Since I Don't Have You

 Written by Joseph Rock (1884 Ė 1962), Jimmy Beaumont, Lenny Martin

Recorded by The Skyliners, December 1958

I don't have plans and schemes,
And I don't have hopes and dreams,
I-I-I don't have anything
Since I don't have you.

I don't have fond desires,
And I don't have happy hours,
I-I-I don't have anything
Since I don't have you.

I don't have happiness, and I guess
I never will again.
When you walked out on me,
In walked old misery,
And he's been here since then.

I don't have love to share,
And I don't have one who cares.
I-I-I don't have anything
Since--I don't--have--
You, you, you, you
You, you, you, you
You, you, you, you

 "Since I Don't Have You" midi courtesy of - 06/28/10

"Since I Don't Have You" lyrics courtesy of - 08/19/10

"Broken Heart Eyes" Image courtesy of - 08/19/10

Divider Line 440 clip art courtesy of - 08/16/10

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

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!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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!

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

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