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08/24/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Barbara Ann

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you,
not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet
somewhere. They're in each other all along.

Maulana Jalalu'ddin Rumi
(30 Sept 1207 - 17 Dec 1273)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Summer's winding down, but there's still time for some good ol' summer dance music!

BONUS - - Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys, 1965



"Barbara Ann" is a song written by Fred Fassert and performed (as "Barbara Anne") by The Regents in 1961. The recording reached a peak position of #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart.

The most famous cover version is by the American rock band The Beach Boys. The song was released as a single on December 20, 1965, with the B-side "Girl Don't Tell Me". The song peaked at #2 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (#1 in Cash Box and Record World) and at #3 in the U.K. It also topped the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Norway. It was The Beach Boys' biggest hit in Italy, reaching #4. The song was also released on the 1965 album Beach Boys' Party!. Brian Wilson and Dean Torrence, who had previously recorded the song as one half of Jan and Dean, are featured on lead vocals. Dean is not credited on the album jacket but "Thanks, Dean" is said by Carl at the end of the track...[1]



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 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) ;

30 -      Me ('65) of NC AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA;

31 -      Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND      Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND    Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND    My Grandson, Jacob Harty of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



August 24, 1942 - The Battle of the Eastern Solomons: U.S. forces sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō, and US carrier USS Enterprise was heavily damaged. During this battle the "coastwatchers," volunteers that reported on Japanese ship and aircraft movement, were a key to American success.

August 24, 1944 - Allied troops began the attack on Paris.

August 24, 1949 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) went into effect. The agreement was that an attack against on one of the parties would be considered "an attack against them all."



Saturday, August 24, 1963 - Buddhist crisis: As a result of the Xa Loi Pagoda raids, the US State Department cables the US Embassy in Saigon to encourage Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals to launch a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem if he did not remove his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu.

Saturday, August 24, 1963 - Singer-songwriter (Anthrax and Armored Saint) John Bush was born in Los Angeles, California.

Saturday, August 24, 1963 - Video game director and producer Hideo Kojima (小島 秀夫) was born in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan.








Since you posted a couple of new pages in the section known as
Our Old Stomping Grounds, let me add a comment about Pittman's Grocery which was located at 26th Street and Marshall Avenue in East End.
The owner of this grocery store lived on the second floor of this brick structure. His son, Merritt Guy Pittman, was in the Class of 1957. We used to ride the Citizens Rapid Transit bus to school from the bus stop on the corner of Marshall Avenue and 28th Street. When Mr. Pittman sold the business, he provided an opportunity for his long time employee, the butcher, to purchase the business. I should be able to remember this name, but it escapes me right now. Duhhh. If you would like, I'll can call you about 0200 when I recall his name.

- Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/10/07
GIGGLES! Thanks, Joe!

Well, Joe, not even six years have passed, and we already have an answer to this mystery! The new owner's name was R.C. Satchell!

 June 1947 Anchor, p. 140  1957 Anchor, p. 172 1961 Anchor, p. 197
07/12/13 11/09/07


; see also

      - newly expanded page!


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/23/13 - "When Everything Seems...":


  Thanks so much, Susan!


From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 08/23/13 - "Melting Snowman Cookies":

  Melting snowman cookies - almost too cute to eat!

   OHHH! Thank you, Angela!



  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/23/13 - "For the dog lovers" (#1 in a Series of 18):

What's not to love about this sweet face??

Tell me another story, Doggie Momma.

I decided not to save the best for last. This is our Izzy Belle and she fills our life with love!!❤❤

     AWW!  Thanks, Joyce!



BONUS DANCE CROCHET PATTERN: and - Ann Regis' Ripple Flash Dance Throw - "Modern colors update the forever loved crochet ripple pattern. This soft yarn will make this throw the one you go to whenever you have time to relax!" - "...I went to a dance, looking for romance..."


BONUS DANCE RECIPE: - Dance Recipes - "Top dance recipes and other great tasting recipes with a healthy slant from" - "...I went to a dance, looking for romance..."



From - 08/23/13:

Job Interview Question:

You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.

2. An old friend who once saved your life.

3. The perfect man (or) woman you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?

Think before you continue reading. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer.

He simply answered: "I would give the car keys to my old friend, and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams."

Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."


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.


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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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Barbara Ann

Written by
Fred Fassert (b. 1935), 1961

Recorded by The Regents, 1961

Recorded by The Beach Boys, 1965

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Oh Barbara Ann
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Come take my hand
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Barbara Ann
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You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
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I went to a dance, looking for romance,
Saw Barbara Ann so I thought I'd take a chance

On Barbara Ann
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Come take my hand
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
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Oh Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Come take my hand
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Tried Betty Lou
Tried Peggy, too
Tried Mary Lou
But I knew they wouldn't do

Like Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Come take my hand
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
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You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
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"Barbara Ann" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Barbara Ann" lyrics courtesy of 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks again, Dave!

 Barbara Ann Images Concept courtesy of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 08/08/05
Thanks, Nathaniel!

 Image of Barbara Bush courtesy of - 08/09/05

Image of Ann Landers courtesy of - 08/09/05

Image of Barbara Walters courtesy of - 08/09/05

Image of Raggedy Ann courtesy of - 08/09/05

Red Petunia Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/14/05

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!!

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