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08/22/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Take Good Care of My Baby

“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself
and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're
going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity
to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it.
Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.

- Tony Robbins
(b. 29 Feb 1960)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Here's another golden oldie!

BONUS - - Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee, 1961


"Take Good Care of My Baby" is a song written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin and made famous by Bobby Vee, when it was released in 1961. It quickly became popular, reaching #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in September. The song was covered by The Beatles during their audition at Decca Records on January 1, 1962. Dion also recorded a version, though it was not released as a single. Gary Lewis & The Playboys recorded a cover version in 1965 on their She's Just My Style album. In 1968, it became a hit again, this time for Bobby Vinton, but his version reached only #33 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in comparison. Vee re-recorded the song as a ballad in 1973 on his album Ain't Nothing Like a Sunny Day (released under his real name, Robert Thomas Velline). However, it's his original version, along with Vinton's, that remain as staples of oldies radio stations...


From Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 08/19/11, 7:46 AM - "reunion":

The class of 61 is holding our reunion next weekend. On Saturday, August 27th we will be at Mike's Place, 11000 Warwick, for a Dutch treat lunch starting at 1 PM.

Also   Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) is having a bunch of old Marines from 97 Rifle Company at the same time in another room. Any and all Marines and normal persons are invited to join us. Please post. Thanks.


   COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Gary!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND         My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

29 -    Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND    the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) (deceased 09/17/08)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1861

The section of the First Amendment dealing with “freedom of the press” took quite a beating during the Civil War, both from the public at large and from government efforts. Last Friday the U.S. government had brought charges of “alleged pro-Southernism” against several New York newspapers, filed in circuit court. The allegedly wicked writings, though, were already in print and heading for circulation. This was corrected today as copies of the New York Journal of Commerce, Daily News, Day Book, and Freeman’s Journal, as well as the Brooklyn Eagle, were confiscated in Philadelphia.

Thursday, Aug. 21, 1862

There were several persons during the course of the War for Southern Independence who so raised the ire of the Confederate government that special orders were issued concerning them. The subjects of this displeasure were regular members of the United States Army, but had behaved in such a fashion as to fall outside the rules. Today Jefferson Davis issued such an order, in reference to Brig. Gen. John W. Phelps and Maj. Gen. David Hunter. Davis believed they were engaged in organizing escaped slaves into regiments for service in the Union Army. According to the terms of Davis’ order they were to “be treated as outlaws, and if captured should be held as felons” rather than treated under the protocol of prisoners of war.

Sunday Aug. 21 1864

The bane of Federal efforts in West Tennessee was a barely-literate former livestock and slave trader, self-taught in the arts of war, who had made himself into one of the great cavalry commanders of all time. Nathan Bedford Forrest rode into Union-held Memphis Tennessee early this morning and raised some hell. He occupied the city for most of the day and came very close to capturing two Federal generals--S.A. Hurlburt, and C.C. Washburn. Actually, aside from confiscating some supplies and setting the military into an uproar, Forrest’s 2000 men accomplished nothing before leaving later the same day. The effect of the raid, however, was to cause the supply column led by Gen. A.J. Smith to be ordered back to help guard the town. This allowed Forrest a free hand in raiding Gen. Sherman’s supply lines, which was exactly what he was after.



Thursday, Aug. 22, 1861

There was little action of great military significance today, but that did not mean that events were not rolling along in other ways. For instance, there were two ships tied up at the docks of Paducah, Kentucky, this morning, under ownership of men believed to be supporters of the Union, or at least opponents of secession. By afternoon not much had changed except that the vessels, the W. B. Terry and the Samuel Orr, had undergone a change of ownership. They now belonged to pro-Confederate powers. The line between political differences and grand larceny were not always as clearly drawn as they might have been.

Friday, Aug. 22, 1862

Three days ago Horace Greeley, writing in his New York Tribune, had published his classic “Prayer of Twenty Million”, imploring Abraham Lincoln to make the abolition of slavery the main aim of the current war. Today Lincoln responded with a statement so clear even a newspaperman should have understood it: “I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution.. ...If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.”

Saturday, Aug. 22, 1863

As if Jefferson Davis did not have enough problems to contend with. He was supposed to be finding reinforcements to shore up Gen. Braxton Bragg’s shaky hold on Chattanooga and eastern Tennessee; coping with the loss of Vicksburg and thereby the entire trans-Mississippi portion of the Confederacy; scrounging up food, horseshoes and other vital supplies for Robert E. Lee’s army in northern Virginia. To top it off he was now having difficulty even finding out what was going on. The postal clerks of the city of Richmond had all quit. The entire workforce walked out in a wage dispute with the government. Letters from Aunt Gertrude and reports from the field were all sitting in bags, undelivered.

Monday, Aug. 22, 1864

Despite several days of ferocious attacks, Federal forces still held the vital Weldon Railway link south of Petersburg. The Fifth Corps of the Federal forces had lost about 4500 casualties, but large numbers of those were prisoners, not fatalities. The Army of Northern Virginia on the other hand had lost only 1600--but that was from a force of barely 14,000. Gen. Lee had again proposed a prisoner exchange and Gen. Grant had one again refused. Grant could afford to lose the men, and afford to feed the prisoners he took. He knew that Lee’s situation was precisely the opposite. It would, however, be rough on the Union captives.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/21/11 - "Pictures Of Me & My Human & Fur Babies"

I finally got a bunch of pictures developed. I know it's been years.
Shari with wet hair Tyler and Erin Gavyn Gavyn Gilina Gilina and Gavyn

   OH, GOODY! New pictures! Thanks so much, Shari!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently deployed to "the lands dark and dusty") - 08/21/11 - "Re: Our National Anthem sung by 'Daves Highway' ":

I found a link of them performing the National Anthem at a Memphis Grizzlies game and posted it on my FB page. Thanks for the original link. They have talent, but more impressive is their understanding as involved citizens. Their parents clearly have/are teaching them well in this regard (as did my parents...thanks much for this, Dad and Mom!)

with love...

   Thank you, Brent! Here's the link you had found earlier: - Daves Highway - National Anthem - Memphis Grizzlies Game - March 2010

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 08/21/11 - "Thought you would like this":

An interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine this week: 

"If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq Theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. 

The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S., than you are in Iraq. 

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.

   LOVE IT! Thanks, Jay Sweetie!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/21/11 - "Seniors & Computers":

Seniors & Computers

As we Silver surfers know, sometimes we have trouble with our computers.

I had a problem yesterday, so I called Eric, the 11 year old next door whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and asked him to come over. Eric clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.

As he was walking away, I called after him, 'So, what was wrong ?'

He replied, 'It was an ID ten T error.'

I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless enquired, 'An, ID ten T error ? What's that? In case I need to fix it again.'

Eric grinned .... 'Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error before ?

'No,' I replied.

'Write it down,' he said, 'and I think you'll figure it out.'

So I wrote down:


I used to like Eric.

   WILD SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/04/11 - "Some Thought Provoking Signs (#10 in a Series of 16)":

     Thanks, Glenn - I really enjoy these! There's far too little blatant goofiness in the world! 


From LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 08/21/11:

"My Wife is Drowning!!"

Standing at the edge of the lake, a man saw his wife flailing about in the deep water. Unable to swim, the man started to scream for help. A trout fisherman ran up.

The man said, "My wife is drowning and I can't swim. Please save her. I'll give you a hundred dollars."

The fisherman dove into the water. In ten powerful strokes, he reached the woman, put his arm around her, and swam back to shore. Depositing her at the feet of the man, the fisherman said, "Okay, where's my hundred?"

The man said, "Look, when I saw her going down for the third time, I thought it was my wife. But it's actually my mother-in-law."

The fisherman reached into his pocket and said, "Just my luck. How much do I owe you?"

1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 1:00 PM - Mike O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Dutch Treat Luncheon. For details, see: and contact Gary Fitzgerald at or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

2. Saturday, August 27, 2011, 1:00 PM - Mike O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Reunion Luncheon for the 97th Rifle Company, USMC - AND ALL "NORMAL PERSONS"

3. Thursday, September 1, 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.

4. 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!

5. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Typhoon Tailgate at CNU - 4:00 PM - TIL. For details, see: and contact Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA at 703-474-1389 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!

6. Wednesday, October 12, 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.

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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Take Good Care of My Baby

Words and Music by
Carole King (b. 09 Feb 1942) and Gerry Goffin (b. 11 Feb 1939)

Recorded by Bobby Vee (b. 30 Apr 1943), 1961

My tears are fallin' 'cause you've taken her away
And though it really hurts me so
There's something that I've gotta say

Take good care of my ba-a-a-by
Please don't ever make her blu-u-u-ue
Just tell her that you love her
Make sure you're thinking of her
In everything you say and do-o-o-o

Aww, take good care of my ba-a-a-by
Now don't you ever make her cry-y-y-y
Just let your love surround her
Paint a rainbow all around her
Don't let her see a cloudy sky

Once upon a time that little girl was mine
If I'd been true, I know she'd never be with you

So, take good care of my ba-a-a-by
Be just as kind as you can be-e-e-e
And if you should discover
That you don't really love her
Just send my baby back home to me

Well, take good care of my ba-a-a-by
Be just as kind as you can be-e-e-e
And if you should discover
That you don't really love her
Just send my baby back home to me

Aww, take good care of my ba-a-a-by
Well, take good care of my ba-a-a-by
Just, take good care of my ba-a-a-by

"Take Good Care of My Baby" midi courtesy of
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/15/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Take Good Care of My Baby" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/15/05
Thanks again, Dave!

 Animated Kissing Babies clip art courtesy of - 08/17/05

Animated Pastel Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/17/05

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 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

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

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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

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