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08/27/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Wannabe

I want to put a ding in the universe.”

- Steve Jobs
(24 Feb 1955 - 05 Oct 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's Newsletter theme is one of those songs that gets into my head and just stays there - so I thought I'd share it with y'all!

BONUS - - Wannabe - Spice Girls, 1996


"Wannabe" is a song by British pop group Spice Girls. Written by the group members, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard during the group's first professional songwriting session, and produced by Rowe and Stannard for the group's debut album Spice, released in November 1996. The song was written and recorded very quickly, the result was considered lacklustre by their label, so it was sent to be mixed by Dave Way, but the group was not pleased with the final result, and it was mixed again, this time by Mark "Spike" Stent.

"Wannabe" is an uptempo pop song that incorporates a mix of hip-hop, rap and dance music. The lyrics, which address the value of female friendship over the heterosexual bond, became an iconic symbolism of female empowerment and the most emblematic song of the group's Girl Power philosophy.[1] Despite receiving mixed reviews from music critics, the song won Best British-Written Single at the 1997 Ivor Novello Awards and Best Single at the 1997 BRIT Awards.....

"Wannabe" is a dance-pop song with influences of hip-hop and rap.[1] Written in the key of B major, it is set in the time signature of common time and moves at a moderate tempo of 116 beats per minute.[17] It uses the sequence B–D–E–A–A♯ as its chord progression during the refrain, the chorus and the bridge, and F♯–G♯m–E–B for the verses.[17] The song is constructed in a verse-pre-chorus-chorus form, with a rapped bridge before the third and final chorus.[17] Musically, it is "energised" by a highly syncopated synthesised riff, and by the way the repetitive lyrics and rhythm are highlighted during the bridge.[18] "Wannabe" presents a different version of the traditional pop love song performed by females, mainly because of the energetic, self-assertive style that expresses a confident independence that is not reliant on the male figure for its continuance.[19]

The song opens with a laugh,[20] followed by undislodgeable piano notes.[21] Over the notes, the first lines of the refrain are sung with a spoken–almost shouted vocals, in a call and response interaction between Brown and Halliwell.[19][20] The words "tell", "really" and " I wanna" are repeated,[18] so that the voices' tone and the lyrics build up an image of female self-assertion...[19


     From Me ('65) of NC - 08/27/14:

   Several weeks ago I noticed a crusty, itchy spot which refused to heal right on the top of my head.

   At         my husband, Paul's (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61) insistence, I made an appointment to see our dermatologist,   Manfred Rothstein, M.D., and saw him yesterday afternoon. I explained to him that due to the copious amounts of information which I am called upon regularly to assimilate, my brain was forcefully propelling brain tissue right through the top of my skull, and it was driving me insane.

   He told Paul that he thought we'd established long since that I was insane.

   Nevertheless he took a look at the lesion and determined that it was a pre-cancerous growth. He assured me that he could freeze it off, and proceeded to do just that. My prognosis is excellent - for which I am very much relieved, as if we had waited longer to seek medical attention, it might have become necessary to remove my head, which would have been annoying, I must say.

   The biggest cause of skin cancer is generally considered to be prolonged exposure to the sun. In fact, about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun.

   Believe me when I say that anyone who ventures outside any less than I do is probably hospitalized or incarcerated. My idea of "enjoying the summer" is moving as swiftly as I can from one source of air conditioning to another.

   I realize that we cannot undo the wrongs we inflicted upon our bodies in years past, but the moral to the story is still this: Keep your heads covered!


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

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 LA;

01 -   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;
02 - Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND  
  Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA;

03 - Morton Binder ('57)

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 27, 1914 - World War I: Battle of Étreux: a British rearguard action by the Royal Munster Fusiliers during the Great Retreat.


August 27, 1939 - Nazi Germany demanded the Polish corridor and Danzig.

August 27, 1943 - Japanese forces evacuated New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations.  

August 27, 1945 - American troops landed in Japan after the surrender of the Japanese government.

August 27, 2001 - Work began on the future site of a World War II memorial on the U.S. capital's historic national Mall. The site is between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.


Thursday, August 27, 1964 - Murderer and rapist Paul Bernardo, a.k.a. Paul Jason Teale, was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Thursday, August 27, 1964 - Actor Robert Bogue was born Robert Timothy Bogue in Minden, Nebraska.

Thursday, August 27, 1964 - Actor, director, and screenwriter Stephan Elliott was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Thursday, August 27, 1964 - Actress and singer Gracie Allen (b. Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen on 26 July 1895 in San Francisco, California) died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California at the age of 69.

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 08/26/14:

  WOWZERONI! Thank you, Jean!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 08/26/14 - "CLASS OF 1963 SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS":











   Thanks so much, Jimmy! I'm getting better; I had all of these but one!

    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 08/26/14 - "Four More Months!":


       Thanks, Jimmy! Now how'd you do that?!?


    From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 08/26/14 - "Arizona elegans":

  A true desert gem, this Ajo, AZ locality glossy snake (Arizona elegans) was found last night by my son, Joe, a fabulous new moon find and one of my favorite desert snakes.

   Thank you, Jim! I must admit that is a beautiful snake for a, you know, snake! ‹(•¿•)›

Happy Birthday!


From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 08/26/14 - "First Day of School":

    Thanks, Tina!

From My Friend, Hank, of KY - 08/26/14 - "Ransom":

  Thank you, Hank! Lemme know how this works for you!

From My Friend, Nicole, of UT - 08/26/14 - "Almond Cheesecake Pudding Cookies":

  Almond Cheesecake Pudding Cookies

¾ cup butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 (3.4 oz) package instant cheesecake pudding, dry
2 eggs
½ tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla1 tsp baking soda
2-1/4 cups flour
1-2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Stir together flour and baking soda and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together.
Add in pudding package and beat until well blended.
Add eggs, vanilla and almond extract.
Add flour mixture slowly until well incorporated.
Add white chocolate chips.
Roll into 1" balls and place on greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes.

   YUMMY!  Thanks, Nicole!

   From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 08/26/14 - "Sit With Me":

Sit With Me

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.....

Quote: "Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."

   Thank you, Stacy! I think we could probably all benefit from more peace in our lives!

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/26/14 - "Sometimes..."

  AMEN!  Thanks, Susan!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/15/14 - "Cool Signs (#12 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 (#10 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 (#8 in a series of 11)":
  Those evil seniors!

         Thanks, George!


BONUS ZIGZAG CROCHET PATTERNS: - Zig Zag Classic Ripple Afghan - "Using the classic ripple pattern you can crochet this free afghan pattern. It calls for two sizes of crochet hooks and uses medium worsted weight yarn." - ",,,really really wanna zigazig..." (close enough)

BONUS WANNABE RECIPES: - KFC Fried Chicken Recipe - "Use this copycat recipe to discover the secret behind Kentucky Fried Chicken's crispy fried chicken. Paprika and garlic powder give the chicken an extra kick of flavor. This recipe tutorial will shed light on how to make KFC fried chicken batter that your family will flip for. If you're looking for an easy weeknight dinner that will just hit it out of the park, this take on KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken will save the day." - Cracker Barrel Copycat Chicken Casserole - "Looking for the best copycat recipes from Cracker Barrel? Well we have them! This delicious Cracker Barrel copycat chicken casserole is so good you'll swear it's the real thing. Don't believe me? Try it out for yourself!" -  Arby's Copycat Horsey Sauce - "This imitation recipe is mild but tangy, just like the original. Instead of going out, slather this copycat sauce on some roast beef for a taste just as delicious as the real thing!"


From - 08/26/14:

“How are you getting on with your exams?”

“Not bad. The questions are easy enough – it’s the answers I have trouble with!”


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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/17/14

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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Written by Matt Rowe and
Richard Stannard

Recorded by Spice Girls, 1996

Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna zigazig ha.

If you want my future forget my past,
If you wanna get with me better make it fast,
Now don't go wasting my precious time,
Get your act together we could be just fine

I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna zigazig ha.

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends,
Make it last forever friendship never ends,
If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give,
Taking is too easy, but that's the way it is.

What do you think about that now you know how I feel,
Say you can handle my love are you for real,
I won't be hasty, I'll give you a try
If you really bug me then I'll say goodbye.

Yo I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna zigazig ha.

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends,
Make it last forever friendship never ends,
If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give,
Taking is too easy, but that's the way it is.

So here's a story from A to Z, you wanna get with me
you gotta listen carefully,
We got Em in the place who likes it in your face,
we got G like MC who likes it on an
Easy V doesn't come for free, she's a real lady,
and as for me..ah you'll see,
Slam your body down and wind it all around
Slam your body down and wind it all around.

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends,
Make it last forever friendship never ends,
If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give,
Taking is too easy, but that's the way it is.

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta, you gotta, you
you gotta, you gotta, slam, slam, slam, slam
Slam your body down and wind it all around.
Slam your body down and wind it all around.
Slam your body down and wind it all around.
Slam your body down zigazig ah
If you wanna be my lover.

"Wannabe" midi courtesy of - 08/26/10

"Wannabe" lyrics courtesy of - 08/26/10

 "I Wanna Be" Image courtesy of - 08/26/10

Gold Heart Line Divider Line clip art courtesy of - uh, somewhere, some time back in 2005.....

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

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

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 - Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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!

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

Kilroy Face courtesy of 5kidz2many of MO - 01/24/10
Thanks, Rhonda!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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

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

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

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