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08/21/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Jim Dandy to the Rescue

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers
which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger.”

- Jean Paul
(21 Mar 1763 – 14 Nov 1825)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    First I'd just like to say that for the past 57 years of my life I thought this song was called, "Jim Daddy to the Rescue" - as in a Big Daddy. Or a Sugar Daddy. Or something. I also thought it was a man singing it.  It's a shocking thing to be thusly "edumacated" at my age.  I always enjoy learning new things - except when they make me feel like an idiot.....

BONUS - - Jim Dandy to the Rescue - LaVern Baker, 1956


"Jim Dandy" (sometimes known as "Jim Dandy to the Rescue") is a song written by Lincoln Chase, and was first recorded by American R&B singer LaVern Baker in 1956. It reached the top of the R&B chart[1] and #17 on the pop charts in the U.S. It was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and was ranked #343 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[2]

The song is about a man (Jim Dandy) who rescues women from improbable or impossible predicaments.[1] It proved popular enough that Chase wrote a second song for Baker entitled "Jim Dandy Got Married.".[1]

The American English term jim-dandy for an outstanding person or thing predates the song; first attested in 1844, it may itself come from the title of an old song, "Dandy Jim of Caroline"...[3]


From Nancy Hott Terrell of VA - 08/15/13 - "  Harlan Hott" (SEE: 08/16/13 for Full Details):
   Send your memories of Coach Hott to his daughter, Nancy, by September 1.

"Please send any letters/cards to Nancy Terrell, 823 Thames Drive, Hampton, VA 23666 or you can send an email to and I can print it out."

   His children are preparing a book of memories for his SURPRISE 80th Birthday Party!


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Suzanne Morris Oberlander ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  
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;

28 -  the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 21, 1942 - The flag of Nazi Germany was installed atop the Mount Elbrus, the highest peak of the Caucasus mountain range.

August 21, 1942 - The Guadalcanal Campaign: American forces defeated an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.

August 21, 1944 - The Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, began.

August 21, 1944 - Canadian and Polish units captured the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France.


Wednesday, August 21, 1963 - Xá Lợi Pagoda raids: the Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalized Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.

Wednesday, August 21, 1963 - Mohammed VI of Morocco (محمد السادس) was born in Rabat, Morocco.

Wednesday, August 21, 1963 - Actor Richmond Arquette was born in New York City, New York.



      - brand new page!

1956 Anchor, p. 152


      From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/20/13 - "The Wayward Wind":

Hi, Carol:

The theme of your 18 August 2013 Newsletter prompted a distant memory back to 1956 at the World War II Memorial Municipal Swimming Pool. We had a radio playing most of the time in the "Valuable Check Hut" and WGH played Gogi Grant's recording of "The Wayward Wind" several times a day since it was so popular that year.
Our newly arrived Head Life Guard 
Charlie Nuttycombe was always calm and collected until this song came over the radio, and he would burst out with a few remarks about the "silly lyrics" of this song.

Coach would add to his comment, "I certify..." as a way of expressing his honest evaluation. That affirming remark stemmed from his days as a Cadet at Virginia Military Institute.

So, I just wonder if Coach Nuttycombe is a subscriber to your Newsletter, and if so, did his blood pressure rise while reading and listening to the midi???

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

     Thanks, Adonis! Isn't it funny how most of us have songs (and people!) that "push our buttons"?!? Coach Nuttycombe is not actually a subscriber to our Newsletters, and I personally have no contact information for him, but that doesn't necessarily mean he does not read the Newsletters. I am aware that quite a number of people do that. I haven't heard from him yet, but if he is one of them, I certainly hope his blood pressure has recovered!

   I've added your memory (in two places!) to our Archive: 



   I'm always delighted when people share their memories with us!

  From Charles Schneider ('60) of TX - 08/20/13 - "Will the other states follow?":


I believe your readers will get a laugh out of this. Take a look:

Charles Schneider (60)

     Thank you, Charles! I know I did!

 From My Friend, Crystal, of Northern VA - 08/20/13 - "Reigning World Champion":

  Hahaha! That's it!

     Thanks, Crystal!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 08/20/13 - "Sometimes...":




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

  I'm NOT Crazy! 

   Thanks, Dearest Judy! I'm going to miss these!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 08/16/13 - "I Like These" (#5 in a Series of 7):

  Thanks, Dools!

BONUS RESCUE KNITTING, CROCHETING, AND SEWING PATTERNS: - Free Knit, Crochet and Sewing Patterns for Animal Shelters

BONUS RESCUE RECIPES: - Top 92 Rescue Chef Recipes - Recipe to the Rescue - 86 Bisquick to the Rescue Recipes


From - 08/20/13:

Things to do @ Wal-Mart while the significant other is taking his/her sweet time:

1. Look right into the security camera, and use it as a mirror while you pick your nose.

2. Take up an entire aisle in Toys by setting up a full scale battlefield with G. I. Joe's vs. the X-Men.

3. Ask other customers if they have any Grey Poupon.

4. Switch the men's and women's signs on the doors of the restroom.

5. Dart around suspiciously while humming the theme from "Mission Impossible."

6. Set up a "Valet Parking" sign in front of the store.

7. Hide in the clothing racks and when people browse through, say things like "pick me! pick me!!"

8. If the store has a food court, buy a soft drink; explain that you don't get out much, and ask if they can put a little umbrella in it.

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 08/18/13

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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Jim Dandy (to the Rescue)

Written by Lincoln Chase (29 June 1926 - 06 Oct 1980)

Recorded by LaVern Baker (11 Nov 1929 - 10 Mar 1997), 1956

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was sitting on a mountain top.
30,000 feet to drop.
Tied me on a runaway horse
Uh huh, that's right, of course.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

One day, I met a girl named Sue.
She was feeling kind of blue.
I'm Dandy, the kind of guy
Who can't stand to see a little girl cry.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was riding on a submarine
Got a message from my mermaid queen.
She was hanging on a fishing line.
Mr. Dandy didn't waste no time!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Once upon a time, I went to Maine.
Got a ticket on a DC plane.
Mr. Dandy didn't need no chute!
I was high and ready to boot!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

"Jim Dandy" lyrics (Annotated and Submitted by Leon Sanchez - courtesy
of - 08/20/13

"Rescue Team" Hard Hat Label courtesy of - 08/20/13

Animated Red Spark Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/29/06

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

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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 Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

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

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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

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

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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