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08/28/14 - 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.


   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 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);

04 -   Marilyn Moren ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 28, 1914 - World War I: The Royal Navy defeated the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.

August 28, 1914 - World War I: German troops took the city of Namur in Belgium.


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. 


Friday, August 28, 1964 - The Philadelphia race riot began.

Friday, August 28, 1964 - Footballer and politician, the 12th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, Kaj Leo Johannesen, was born Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen in Tórshavn, Faroes.

  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 08/27/14, 7:50 PM - "RE: ":


You have been had! The mars moon thing in 8-27-14 is a hoax! They will be in conjunction tonight but this is a relatively frequent occurrence and while spectacular for Mars it will not even come close to rivaling the moon.

Check it out in a lot of places, not the least of which is NASA which is one of the first hits on a Google search of Mars Moon August 27, 2014.

Al Simms
Class of 1960

   ARRGGHHH! Thanks, Al! Almost - ALMOST - I checked that out, but being pushed for time I said to myself (gullible soul that I am), "Nah! Nobody would really go to all the trouble of making a meme just for a hoax!"

   So you win the Eagle Eye Award. Not only did you set the record straight, but you proved you were paying attention, AND saved me from prowling around outside tonight in the dark!

    From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 08/27/14:

  Thanks for the B-Day wishes.

Yes, I had the opportunity to "hang out" with some cool dudes in the south-central Cabeza Prieta NWR. We also found a few bats, mostly California leaf-nosed bats including these. Photo courtesy of my son, Joe, who got to "hang out" with me today too.

   YOWZERONI! Oh, Honey, BATS?!? Ah, well. Whatever floats your boat. Glad you enjoyed your birthday! Thank you, Jim!


From the Daily Press - 08/27/14:

  John David Yoder  

NEWPORT NEWS - John David Yoder, 87, died Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the home of his daughter, Christine Yoder.

He was born November 13, 1926 in Warwick County, Virginia to Harvey E. and Alta Kennel Yoder on the family farm at Oyster Point where he grew up enjoying farm life.

His career included the operation of Yoder Dairy with the milk, processing and door to door delivery of those products.

As the local landscape changed in the 1960's from rural to urban, the cows were sold and John David turned to real estate and land development. He was instrumental in developing much of the land that was once part of the Yoder family farm including Criston Apartments and the Hampton Inn & Suites.

He was known and respected as a dairyman, developer and a businessman with unquestioned integrity and an unwavering faith in the goodness of God.

In 1950, he married Esther Mabel Baer. They were both life long members of Huntington Mennonite Church where they shared their love and gifts generously in many ways and positions. His life was marked by varied interests and accomplishments including work with Mennonite Economic Development Associates, serving as Board President of Mennowood Retirement Community and acting as the voice of the radio program Rock of Ages.

In 1996, John David, along with others, created the Yoder Preservation Trust which acted to preserve the family's dairy barn, a local landmark on the Peninsula. The barn was moved and now rests at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Oyster Point Road, where it has served as a performance venue and community events space. John David and Esther Mabel worked tirelessly as part of the folk operas collectively titled Pieced Together which were performed in the Yoder Barn Theatre between 1997 - 2007. These plays were based on local oral histories and chronicled the people and events of the Newport News community.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Alta; his brother Chris Yoder; his son Mark Yoder; and his wife of 59 years, Esther Mabel Yoder.

Surviving are daughter Christine Yoder; son John A. Yoder; two granddaughters, Erin Mullenex (Ryan Dillingham), and Kaitlyn Smitter; three sisters, Sarah Marie Weaver (Lloyd), Erma Lehman (Paul), Twila Brunk (Ken); a sister-in-law Sara Grace Yoder Miller; as well as many nieces and nephews.

His passing is a great loss to his large extended family, the community, and his church family.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 PM Thursday, August 28, 2014 at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 29, 2014, at Huntington Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the Warwick River Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Mennonite University Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on Aug. 27, 2014
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to his family, friends, and community.

   This is now posted here:


  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/27/14 - "Good Friends":

"Good friends are like quilts - they age with you, yet never lose their warmth."

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon, before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50s, 60s & 70s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.

I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I so choose, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, eventually, I remember the important things.

Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be.

And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).


   Thanks so much, Al!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 08/27/14 - "We are in trouble":

We are in trouble...

The population of this country is 310 million.

160 million are retired.

That leaves 140 million to do the work.

There are 85 million in school.

Which leaves 55 million to do the work.

Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government.

Leaving 20 million to do the work.

2.8 million are in the armed forces preoccupied with killing TERRORISTS.

Which leaves 17.2 million to do the work.

Take from that total the 15.8 million people who work for state and city governments.

And that leaves 1.4 million to do the work.

At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals.

Leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.

Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.

That leaves just two people to do the work.

You and me.

And there You are, sitting on your rump at your computer, reading jokes.

Nice. Real nice.

Now we are in REAL trouble!

  Thanks, Jimmy!

From My Friend, Lauren, of CA - 08/27/14 - "Just Dance!":

  Good point. Bring on the dancing!

    EXACTLY!  Thanks, Lauren!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/15/14 - "Cool Signs (#13 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 (#11 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 (#9 in a series of 11)":
  Those evil seniors!

         Thanks, George!


BONUS DON'T WORRY CROCHET PATTERN: - Shape Teaching Fair Isle Snake - Don't worry; it's not a real snake (but the pattern is $2.99)!

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 - 08/27/14:

Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, "I bet you don't know what day this is."

"Of course I do," he indignantly answered, going out the door on his way the office.

At 10:00 AM, the doorbell rang, and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box containing a dozen long-stemmed red roses. At 1:00 PM, a foil-wrapped, two pound box of her favorite chocolates arrived. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress.

The woman couldn’t wait for her husband to come home. "First the flowers, then the candy, and then the dress!" she exclaimed. "I've never spent a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my whole life!'


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

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

"You Win an Award" Image courtesy of - 11/04/12

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!

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

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!

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

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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

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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