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08/28/13 - 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.


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  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)

04 -   Marilyn Moren ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 28, 1941 - In occupied Ukraine, more than 23,000 Hungarian Jews were murdered by the Gestapo.

August 28, 1943 - In Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation was started.

August 28, 1944 - The French cities of  Marseille and Toulon were liberated. 


Wednesday, August 28, 1963 - March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his I Have a Dream speech.

Wednesday, August 28, 1963 - Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie were murdered in their Manhattan apartment, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights.

Wednesday, August 28, 1963 - The Evergreen Point Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world, opened between Seattle and Medina, Washington, US.

Wednesday, August 28, 1963 - Runner Regina Jacobs was born, probably in Los Angeles, California.



      - brand new page!

1964 Anchor, p. 200


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 08/27/13 - "BIRTHDAYS":






      Thank you so much, Jimmy! I've added them to our Birthday Page:

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 08/27/13 - "Famous Marines":

Hey, Mom, did you ever add      Rob Riggle to your Famous Marines page? He's a Lt. Col. in the USMC Reserve, and served in Liberia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.
Well, certainly, I did, Nathaniel! I think. Maybe. Wait a minute..... EEEK! No, I never did! I'm so sorry!

   Thanks for the nudge, Faniel! I just fixed that:

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/26/13 - "I had no idea an average pencil could write 45,000 words and more":
Alone in Iceland. (Nice video that can be viewed full screen.)

Tears For Fears--Shout
Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall (RELAID AUDIO) .
Phil Collins-In The Air Tonight



A mother mouse is walking along the road with her baby when suddenly a cat jumps out and attacks them.

Instantly, the mother mouse shouts loudly, "BARK" at which point the cat ran off.

"There, you see" said the mother mouse to her baby,

"That is why learning a foreign language is so important!"


*-- That's Irony For Ya! --*

I bet I could quit gambling.

What if there were no hypothetical situations?

It's not my fault I don't take responsibility for my actions.

As I said before, I'll only say this once.

This statement is false.

Don't you hate rhetorical questions?

God, I want patience, and I WANT IT NOW!

Sorry, I forgot all about the Amnesia Conference!

The creation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.

I can resist everything except temptation.

I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

Never believe generalizations.

Avoid alliterations always.

I used to be schizophrenic, but we're OK now.

Thank God I'm an atheist.

Just say NO to negativity.


*-- Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes --*

As the high school teacher was correcting essays written by her students she read, "Pedro jumped on his burrow and rode off into the sunset."

She wrote at the bottom of the page, "You obviously have problems with homonyms. A burrow is a hole in the ground. A burro is an ass. At your age it's time to learn the difference."


The Assistant Programmer

Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found
hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without
wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never
thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
finishes given assignments on time. Often Bob takes extended
measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
vanity in spite of his accomplishments and profound
knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be
classed as a high-caliber employee, the type which cannot be
dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be
promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
sent away as soon as possible.
Project Leader




Project Leader


Simple Meditation

MEDITATION is simple. PRECISELY because it is simple, it looks difficult. Your mind is accustomed to dealing with difficult problems, and it has completely forgotten how to respond to the simple things of life.




The biggest school in the world (in terms of pupils, not area) is the City Montessori school in Lucknow, India. The school was set up by the Ghandi's in 1959 and has more than 32,000 students!

Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school. Yes, it actually exists, and 2.4% of school-aged children are considered to have it, on an international level.

Pencils are not only good in the classroom, but they can be used in zero gravity, upside down and even under water. The average classroom pencil can write approximately 45,000 words.

Before the school calendar became national, geography determined when students attended classes. In small, rural areas, school went from December to March and May to August so that kids could help plant in the spring and harvest in the fall. In urban areas, schools feared spread of disease in hot, crowded schoolrooms and gave their children summers off.

The tradition of giving apples to teachers dates back to the 16th century in Denmark, where parents would pay their educators with food (namely, apples since they were expensive and hard to harvest), since teachers couldn't live off their small salaries.

Approximately 480,000 yellow school buses carry 25 million US children to and from school every weekday.



Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour. That works out to about 1.5 pounds each year, so the average person will lose around 105 pounds of skin by age 70.

Humans get a new stomach lining every three to four days. Otherwise, the strong acids your stomach uses to digest food would also digest your stomach.

The small intestine is about four times as long as the average adult is tall. If it weren't looped back and forth upon itself, its length of 18 to 23 feet wouldn't fit into the abdominal cavity.

A pair of feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.

Laid end to end, there are about 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.

The nails that get the most exposure and are used most frequently grow the fastest. Fingernails grow fastest on the hand that you write with and on the longest fingers.


Who Is?

Who is wise?
He who learns from everyone.

Who is strong?
He who subdues his evil inclination.

Who is rich?
He who is happy with his lot.

Who is honorable?
He who honors others."

~The Talmudic sage Simon ben Zoma~


Know What To Fear

George, my eight-year-old son asked me, "Daddy, how do I know what to fear?"

George had turned eight less than a week ago; and beginning on his eighth birthday, he began asking me some deep life questions.

As I usually do with George's questions, I had to think before I answered him.

I gave him four questions to ask to determine if he should fear something. Here are the four.

1. Is it real?
The boogey man, vampires, monsters and the like aren't real. At least they aren't as far as I know. Often we fear things that in truth aren't real but our imagination has brought the thing to life.

2. Can it hurt me?
A roach, a green garden snake and the dark are real but theycan't hurt you.

3. Is it likely?
Many people are afraid to fly on commercial airlines. Are they real? Yes. Can they hurt you? Yes, a plane crash can hurt you. Is it likely? Flying is 24 times safer per mile than driving. So if you aren't afraid to ride in a car, you shouldn't be afraid to fly commercially.

4. What can I do to reduce the risk if 1, 2 and 3 are yes?

As riding in a car is 24 times more dangerous than flying in a plane, you can buckle your seat belt to reduce the risk.

The leading killer in industrialized countries is cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and strokes). For heart attacks, the answer to 1, 2 and 3 is yes.

A bag of French fries is statistically deadlier than an airplane.

Know what to fear.

~A MountainWings Original~

   Thank you, Shari!

From My Friend, Katie of UT - 08/27/13:

Kinda random, but interesting!

    Thank you so much, Katie Darlin'! Having been delivered myself (all but the first without medication of any sort) of seven "little" babies whose birth weights ranged from 8 lbs., 9 oz. to 11 lbs., 11-1/4 oz., I have a vague notion.....


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/23/13 - "For the dog lovers" (#4 in a Series of 18):


     AWW!  Thanks, Joyce!


BONUS ZIGZAG CROCHET PATTERNS: - Shape Teaching Fair Isle Snake - Don't worry; it's not a real snake!

BONUS WORRY FREE RECIPES: - Worry Free Oven Rice - "I like this dish for the ease and for the variations I think you can use." - Worry Free Ice Cream - "This is a lower-fat, satisfying substitute for ice cream. The evaporated milk lends richness without the fat of cream. Try substituting 3/4 cup fresh fruit puree and 1 teaspoon vanilla for the 1 tablespoon vanilla, or add some grated chocolate. This dessert is best eaten fresh, like soft-serve." - Worry Free Treats - "More than 60 sweet recipes with no eggs, no milk, no nuts, and no peanuts"


From - 08/27/13:

A young boy entered a barber shop and the barber whispered to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.”

The barber put a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then called the boy over and asked, “Which do you want, son?”

The boy took the quarters and left.

“What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!”

Later, when the customer left, he saw the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. “Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?”

The boy licked his cone and replied, “Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”  

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 08/27/13

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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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!!

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!

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

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 05/15/08

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