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08/28/11 - NNHS Newsletter
Don't Worry Baby

“Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.”

- William Ralph Inge
(06 June 1860 - 26 Feb 1954)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Worry - one of my better skills... possibly one of my best talents..... :o(

BONUS - - Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys


"Don’t Worry Baby" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian, produced by Wilson and first recorded by the Beach Boys. The band's version, a tender ballad with falsetto lead vocal by Brian, was first released on their 1964 album Shut Down Volume 2. It was also released as the B-side of The Beach Boys' first U.S. number-one hit single, "I Get Around", managing to reach number 24 on the U.S. Hot 100 in its own right. The single was released in the United States in May 1964 through Capitol Records. It was released a month later, in June 1964, in the United Kingdom.

Brian Wilson cited the song as his attempt to capture the essence of his all-time favourite record, "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes, who would later cover his song. At one time, Wilson listened to his 45 record of the song he "could never do" up to 100 times a day.

John Lennon's 1980 hit, "(Just Like) Starting Over", is considered by some to somewhat borrow from the chorus melody of "Don't Worry Baby", while Garbage's 1998 hit, "Push It", contains an interpolation of its chorus.

The song "Don't Worry Baby" is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.[1], and ranked as the 176th greatest song of all time in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


1. Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach.
   For details, contact 
   the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX at

2.   From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 08/24/11, 10:04 AM - "    Typhoon Tailgate - Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Christopher Newport University":

Hi Carol,

Is there any way your can post the tailgate map on the website?
... Thanks for everything you are doing for the alumni.


   Wal, certainly, Chuck!  

3.     From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 08/25/11 - "BRUNCH INVITATION":


Hope all’s well with you and yours and yawl (southern) are enjoying Carolina living. Following you’ll see a Brunch Invitation that might cause you to make a “road trip”. Everyone there, your fans, would love to see you.

Also, please include the invitation in your newsletter’s “save the date” section.


Bill Roady


The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606 at 11am on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Please come join us for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of “War Stories” and maybe a lie or two.  Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose.

Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call me at 757-595-0716 so we have a head count.

Bill Roady

   Thanks so much, Bill - see you there!



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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND    the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) (deceased 09/17/08)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

01 - 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!



Tuesday, August 27, 1861

Hatteras Inlet, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, was made to order for blockade runners of the Confederacy. With the addition of some fortifications it was perfect, for which reason the US Navy moved in to remove these today. A joint expedition, with Commodore Silas H. Stringham commanding eight ships and Gen. B.F. Butler commanding the 900-man landing force, swept in and conquered Fort Clark. This effort was simplified by the fact that it was made of sand and wood and had been abandoned. Fort Hatteras nearby was still manned and shots were exchanged to little effect. Part of the landing force landed under fire. Meanwhile, King Kamehameha IV announced that his nation, Hawaii, would observe neutrality in the hostilities. This simplified matters for Pacific naval operations of both sides, but had little diplomatic effect.

Wednesday, August 27, 1862

Gen. John Pope was in deep, deep trouble and didn’t know it. He did know that he had suddenly lost communication with Washington because Fitzhugh Lee had cut the telegraph wires in Manassas Junction. Since he was in town waiting for his father (Robert E. Lee) Fitz decided he might as well send the tons of supplies he had captured at the railroad depot south instead of north, and burn what couldn’t be carried. Pope today moved north, thinking he had the younger Lee trapped at the old Bull Run battlefield, and that George McClellan would soon be arriving to help. Other generals would be arriving, all right, but their names were Lee, Longstreet, and Jackson.

Thursday, August 27, 1863

Gen. John Buchanan Floyd had not had a distinguished war career. He was commander of Ft. Donelson on the Cumberland River when the Yankees came, and he fled on a steamer, leaving Simon Bolivar Buckner to surrender in his place. After that he had led the defenses of Nashville and repeated his prior performance. Even Jefferson Davis, who was so loyal to his friends that he kept many in command long after their time of usefulness had passed, became disgusted and sacked Floyd. Switching to the Virginia Militia he had tried to form a partisan company, where he spent most of his time fighting Confederate recruiters who were trying to get the same men for the regular army. This effort was so stressful that his health failed, and today he retreated for the last time. He died.

Saturday, August 27, 1864

The project to completely surround Atlanta, Ga., was nearing completion today. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had pretty much had his way with the city since the Battle of Atlanta more than a month ago. With every step from Peachtree Creek to Ezra Church to today, the Federal Armies of the Cumberland, the Ohio, and the Tennessee would attack, the defenders would retreat, and Gen. Hood would blame Gen. Hardee for one lapse or another. The final assault was nearing today as Sherman launched the assault on the Macon & Western Railroad lines. The loss of the final supply route would force Hood to surrender, die--or evacuate.



Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1861

Fort Clark had fallen yesterday, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As it was deserted anyway, the military significance was questionable. Not so the effort of today, in which the eight ships and 900 soldiers of Commodore Stringham and Gen. Butler captured the other, Fort Hatteras. This had genuine military importance in that it closed a major route for blockade runners, but its propaganda value was vastly greater. It was the first Federal incursion of Confederate soil in the Carolinas since secession, and caused rejoicing in the North, and corresponding despondency in the South, all out of proportion to its true value.

Thursday, Aug. 28, 1862

Not far from Groveton, Va., was a farm owned by a man named Brawner. It was on this unfortunate fellow’s land that the equally unfortunate Gen. John “Headquarters in the Saddle” Pope ventured today, under the impression that he was chasing the fleeing forces of Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. When Rufus King’s men ran into Jackson’s, a fierce battle broke out at the Brawner place. Pope, hearing of this, ordered the rest of his men to move there. He had no idea that Lee and Longstreet had arrived, conferred with Stonewall, and were now moving around the entire battle into Pope’s rear. Tomorrow would not be a good day for Pope.

Friday, Aug. 28, 1863

No major battles occurred on this day, but that, as usual, did not mean that cleanup was not still going on from the last one, nor preparations for the next. Confederate Naval Lt. George W. Gift paid a visit to the shipyard above Mobile Bay, Alabama, to observe the progress in construction of the two vessels Tennessee and Nashville. The Tennessee was nice enough, but Gift was in awe of the immense Nashville. “She is tremendous!” he wrote. “The six staterooms and a pantry long, and about as broad between the rooms as the whole Chattahoochee. Her engines are tremendous, and it requires all her width, fifty feet, to place her boilers. The Tennessee is insignificant alongside her.”

Sunday, Aug. 28, 1864

The end was nearing for the siege of Atlanta. Gen. William Tecumseh “Cump” Sherman was directing three armies today. Gen. O. O. Howard with his Army of The Tennessee was in possession of the railroad near Fairburn. Mount Gilead Church saw the progress of Schofield and the Army of the Ohio. While all this was going on, the 20th Corps under Henry Slocum guarded the city limits, keeping Hood and company from interfering much with the Union lines. What little fighting there was took place around Red Oak and Sandtown.

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 08/28/11 - "Your trip":

So, one more time, what day are you guys coming in? 

Love ya, and talk to ya later.

   We're arriving in St. Louis at 7:25 PM on Wednesday, September 7.        Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC) needs to be in Fairview Heights on Sunday morning, and again on Tuesday evening to be officially set apart by    Stake President Kent J. Holt as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She will then fly out of St. Louis Wednesday morning, September 14 at 8:00 AM to report to Utah for two weeks of training before flying to Seattle.

   After then Paul and I will drive our van back home (packed with the remainder of our belongings that didn't make the cut on our way out here in June). Sometime during that we will drive down to southeast Missouri to visit with Paul's aunt Ramona in Cape Girardeau and his step-mother Lavern in Advance.

   All other details are a complete mystery to me, and unfortunately I seem to be in charge of figuring them out.....

   Thanks, Faniel - see you soon!

  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 08/26/11:

Hi Carol,

I hope you and your family are staying well out of harm's way this stormy week!

Take care, Chris

Thanks so much, Chris!

   ... We in our household are fine, but we keep getting reports from others who are not doing so well.

      My sister, Eleanor's (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) son Kevin (Dick - Weber HS, UT - '82 - of NC) near Camp LeJeune lost two huge trees in his back yard, and their power's been out since Saturday AM around 10:30. Their beloved Bogue Islet Pier is no more either.

          Our cousin, Cheryl (White Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) had been away with her family for ten days.  When they returned to Colonial Heights they had power for 30 minutes before it was lost - and not expected to return for two weeks..... Cheryl headed down here to visit and arrived at Eleanor's (2-1/2 miles from us) about 9:00 Sunday night. We all had fun laughing and screaming for a couple of hours, but Cheryl awoke positively ill in the morning morning, and has been in bed all day (we have that effect on people...).  :o(

   My #6 son lives in New England.  By Saturday night they had already canceled his church services for the next morning.  I'm not sure when his power went off, but they have none either.

   So our people are inconvenienced and uncomfortable, but they're safe, and for that we are most grateful.

   Thanks again!

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany (Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX - 08/26/11 - "         Brent's (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of TX) (currently deployed to "the lands dark and dusty") homecoming (shamelessly lifted from her daily blog)":

...And one more thing. hehe. I did know that Brent was coming back. I just didn't wanna blog about it for OPSEC reasons (army something or another related to information and safety). We have to be careful about what we say and what info we let out there. So, I just blogged about it AFTER the fact. Didn't want anything bad happening because of me, you know. hehe. Just like when he left, I didn't say the exact date, but blogged about it AFTER he went. It'll be the same when he comes home. Can't get out exact dates. But I did know. About 2 months ago, I had a time frame, and then about a month or so ago, I had a date and an itinerary...

   GIGGLES! I knew that! Thanks, Bethany!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/24/11 - "Tips, Facts & More":

 ~ Have a great week ~


Resume Mistakes

How bad a mistake can you make on your resume? Here are some real-life examples:

* "My intensity and focus are at inordinately high levels, and my ability to complete projects on time is unspeakable."

* "Education: Curses in liberal arts, curses in computer science, curses in accounting."

* "Personal: Married, 1992 Chevrolet."

* "I have an excellent track record, although I am not a horse."

* "I am a rabid typist."

* "Created a new market for pigs by processing, advertising and selling a gourmet pig mail order service on the side."

* "Exposure to German for two years, but many words are not appropriate for business."

* "Proven ability to track down and correct erors."

* "Personal interests: Donating blood. 15 gallons so far."

* "I have become completely paranoid, trusting completely nothing and absolutely no one."

* "References: None, I've left a path of destruction behind me."

* "Strengths: Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining composer."

* "Don't take the comments of my former employer too seriously, they were unappreciative beggars and slave drivers."

* "My goal is to be a meteorologist. But since I possess no training in meteroology, I suppose I should try stock brokerage."

* "I procrastinate--especially when the task is unpleasant."

* "I am loyal to my employer at all costs ..Please feel free to resond to my resume on my office voicemanil."

* "Qualifications: No education or experience."

* "Disposed of $2.5 billion in assets."

* "Accomplishments: Oversight of entire department."

* "Extensive background in accounting. I can also stand on my head!"

* Cover letter: "Thank you for your consideration. Hope to hear from you shorty!"


Home Fires

If a fire breaks out in your home and you can't get it under control in less than 30 seconds, gather everyone and leave the house ASAP. Call 911 on your cell phone after everyone is out.


(Vacationing Tips)

Keep a low profile when touring.

Planning to rent a car on your next vacation? Try not to advertise the fact that you are a tourist, which could make you an attractive prey to thieves.

1. Always insist on local plates when you rent a car,

2. Request a model that’s popular in the area you’re visiting and with no rental company logos or plates.

3. Don’t bother to get the car washed; a little dust will help you blend right in with the locals.

4. When you park, keep maps, brochures, guidebooks and bags locked in the trunk. Buy a local paper and leave it on the seat to look more like a “native.”

5. Ask the rental agent whether there are certain neighborhoods it would be best to avoid.

6. Keep doors locked and windows up while driving.

Alicia from Barrington USA.


(Cleaning Tips)

Greetings, Thrifty Friends,

Stains, stains go away.....but you don't have to breathe bleach and ammonia to get rid of them.

As a side note it is important NOT to mix bleach and ammonia unless you are trying to produce hydrochloric acid and a little chlorine gas as a bonus (which, when inhaled, will make your lungs fill up with liquid, drowning you at your sink).

A little inexpensive baking soda and water will take out a wide variety of stains and save a lot of expensive repairs! Scroll down to find out some helpful uses.

Keep pinchin' those pennies,



* Crayon or texta marks on walls? Try applying baking soda/water paste on an old toothbrush and lightly brush the affected area.

* Water stains on wooden floors can be removed with a sponge dampened in a solution of baking soda dissolved in water.

* Stains on porcelain sinks, toilets and plastics can be removed by applying a layer of baking soda and then using a damp sponge. This also works well on a water stain in a sink that couldn't be removed without the use of heavy duty chemicals and scratching the surface.


Today's Random Facts

Tomatoes first grew as wild, cherry-size berries in the South American Andes, but the fruit, as we know it today, was developed in Mexico where it was known as tomatil and traveled to Europe by boat with the returning conquistadors.

A tomato is 94% water.

( I used to hate tomatoes. An old friend told me not to refrigerate them. What a big difference that made! They are among my favorites now. There is little as tasty as a plate of vine ripened sliced tomatoes with black pepper.)


It’s Free

I was doing my monthly bills again recently. The stack was huge, so I took a moment to enjoy the balance at the top of the page. Then I clutched my pen and started to write check after check to pay bill after bill while the balance got smaller and smaller with each one.

I finally finished and looked at what was left. The ending balance wasn’t much. It amazed me just how much everything costs these days. I looked down again at the tiny amount left over and sighed. It was then, however, that I felt someone behind me. I turned and saw my youngest son smiling down on me. His handicapped mind had no concept of money, yet his gentle spirit seemed to know that I could use his smile right then. I put my pen down, got up from the table, and gave my boy a hug. I rested my chin on his shoulder, patted him on the back, and thanked God one more time for giving him to me. At that moment I felt like the richest man in the entire world. I thanked God again for helping me to see the truth that the most priceless thing in this whole world is free.

Love is a greater treasure than all the crown jewels that ever sat on a Queen’s head. Love is more precious than every ounce of gold that was ever mined from the ground. Love is more valuable than all the stocks and bonds that Wall Street ever sold. Love is what we are here for. Love is what life is all about. And love is free!

The next time then that your pockets are empty, the next time that your bank balance is low, the next time that you don’t have a thin dime to your name remember that the most valuable thing in this life doesn’t cost a cent. Love is a gift from God that we are all free to share. It brings us more joy than all the money in the world and the more we give it away the more of it we have in our hearts, souls, and lives.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

Thank you so much, Shari!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/27/11 - "Storms of life":

Millions of people are fascinated by eagles. They are powerful, incredible birds. But one of the most fascinating things about these birds is how they respond to storms.

Most animals scatter to their holes. They hunker down. Tremble in fear. Wait until the storm passes.

Not eagles. They recognize that with the storm comes massive turbulence and violent winds. And that is exactly what they like.

They are masters of violent storms. They launch into a storm and harness its power to fly faster and rise higher than could ever be possible.

   Thanks so much, Bill! Would that we all could be more like eagles in this respect!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/27/11 - "Spot the cat":

So obvious once you find it J … so frustrating when you can’t!!!
  P.S. The answer is at

if you absolutely must!

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce! I'm sure you'll be as astonished as I was that I actually did spot the cat all by myself - on the enlarged view, of course!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/04/11 - "Some Thought Provoking Signs (#14 in a Series of 16)":

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


From - 08/27/11:
A middle-aged woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table, she had a near death experience. Seeing God, she asked, "Is my time up?"

God said, "No, you have another 43 years, two months and eight days to live."

Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift, liposuction and tummy tuck. Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well look even nicer. After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, an ambulance killed her.

Arriving in front of God, she demanded, "I thought you said I had another 40 years? Why didn't you pull me out of the path of that ambulance?"

God replied, "Girl, I didn't recognize you!”

1. 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.

2. 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!

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

4. Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

5. 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.

6. 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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/05/11

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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Don't Worry Baby

Written by Brian Wilson (b. 20 June 1942) and Roger Christian (03 July 1934 – 11 July 1991)

Sung with Lorrie Morgan (b. 27 June 1959) on lead vocals and The Beach Boys backup vocals

Well, its been building up inside of me
For oh, I don't know how long;
I don't know why, but I keep thinking
Something's bound to go wrong.

But she looks in my eyes
And makes me realize
When she says, "Don't worry, baby."
Don't worry, baby,
Don't worry, baby,
Everything will turn out alright.

Don't worry, baby,
Don't worry, baby,
Don't worry, baby.

I guess I should've kept my mouth shut
When I started to brag about my car,
But I can't back down now because
I pushed the other guys too far.

She makes me come alive
And makes me wanna drive
When she says, "Don't worry baby."
Don't worry, baby,
Don't worry, baby,
Everything will turn out alright.

Don't worry, baby,
Don't worry, baby,
Don't worry, baby.

She told me "Baby, when you race today
Just take along my love with you,
And if you knew how much I loved you,
Baby, nothing could go wrong with you."

Oh, what she does to me
When she makes love to me
And she says "Don't worry, baby"
Don't worry, baby,
Don't worry, baby,
Everything will turn out alright.

Don't worry, baby,
Don't worry, baby,
Don't worry, baby.

"Don't Worry Baby" midi courtesy of
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Don't Worry Baby" lyrics courtesy of't-Worry-Baby-lyrics-Beach-Boys/A02673A8876A43904825698200275318
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Image from New Zealand's Greenstone Pictures' Documentary, "The Quick and the Dead" courtesy
of - 08/26/06

Image of Fred Hahn's 1968 Dodge Coronet RT courtesy of - 08/26/06

Animated Blue Dots Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/26/06

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

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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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!

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

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