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09/03/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
I've Got You Under My Skin

“There's nothing more irresistible to a man than a woman who's in love with him.”

Ernest Lehman
(08 Dec 1915 - 02 July 2005)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   It's Frank again.  Once he starts singing to me, he just keeps going and going, song after glorious song.  This has been going on for the last ten years.  It's not my fault, not really.  I've got him under my skin..... 

BONUS - - I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra


"I've Got You Under My Skin" is a song written by Cole Porter. It became a signature song for Frank Sinatra and, in 1966, became a top 10 hit for The Four Seasons. Since then it has gone on to be recorded by many leading pop artists and jazz musicians.

Written in 1936, the song was introduced in the Eleanor Powell MGM musical, Born to Dance in which it was performed by Virginia Bruce. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song that year.

Sinatra first sang the song on his weekly radio show in 1946, as the second part of a medley with "Easy to Love". He put his definitive stamp on the tune ten years later, in a swinging big-band version that built to successive crescendos on the back of an arrangement by Nelson Riddle. Riddle was a fan of Maurice Ravel, and has said that this arrangement was inspired by the Boléro.[1]

Sinatra aficionados usually rank this as one of his finest collaborations with Riddle's orchestra. An insistent saxophone section propels the chart which climaxes in a startlingly out-of-control slide trombone solo by Milt Bernhart. Appreciating the excitement of the arrangement, Sinatra usually included the song in his concerts thereafter—a tradition carried on by Frank Jr.[2]

Sinatra re-recorded "I've Got You Under My Skin" for the album Sinatra's Sinatra (1963), an album of re-recordings of his personal favorites. This time the trombone solo was by Dick Nash because Bernhart was booked for another session. In 1993, Sinatra recorded a version as a duet with Bono of U2 for the album Duets. It was also released as a B-side on U2's "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" single. 


      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 - "Update on locations - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":


Please post this updated announcement when you have a moment.



Friday evening we’ll meet at 7:00 PM at the home of    Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65).  They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend.  The change in location was decided when members of the reunion committee thought the original location might not be as suitable for conversation as originally planned.  The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News.  The telephone number is 757-595-4116.  We’ll post a map providing directions. - significantly updated 08/07/10 and 09/02/10!

 - - updated 09/01/10! 

   Thank you, Dave!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/30/10 - "BIRTHDAY CRUISE":



I just reviewed my contract with the Spirit of Norfolk. I must give them the final attendee count and final payment no later than 23 September. That means that I must receive your reservation and check no later than 20 September.

However, keep in mind that I cannot guarantee you a seat, after the first 40 seats are reserved.

 BOTTOM LINE: Send your reservation now, if you want to be assured of a seat. - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10!

         NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc -

        - 28 slots left! - updated 09/02/10! 


   Happy Birthday today to Morton Binder ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

05 -   Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL;

06 -    Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA;

07 -   The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (deceased - 03/08/06);

08 - Carroll Elliott ('57) AND   Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND   Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA;

09 -   Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA;

10 -     The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased - 12/23/03)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 03, 1939 - France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declared war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies.

September 03, 1940 - Adolf Hitler planned Operation Sealion. The plan was for the invasion of Britain.

September 03, 1941 - The Holocaust: Karl Fritzsch, deputy camp commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, experimented with the use of Zyklon B in the gassing of Soviet POWs.

September 03, 1942 - In response to news of its coming liquidation, Dov Lopatyn led an uprising in the Ghetto of Lakhva, in present-day Belarus.

September 03, 1943 - Italy was invaded by the Allied forces.

September 03, 1944 - The Holocaust: diarist Anne Frank and her family were placed on the last transport train from Westerbork to Auschwitz, arriving three days later.

September 03, 1945 - A three-day celebration was held in China, following the Victory over Japan Day on September 2.

TODAY IN 1965:

Friday, September 03, 1965 - Actor Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez in New York City, New York.

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 09/02/10 - "  GRACE":


Many, many thanks for all your help in assisting Grace win for August.  The contest goes till the end of September.  And then, it goes to the end of the year.  If she wins at the end of September she gets her picture on a bag of dog food.  Woopee!!, if she winds at the end of the year she gets $200.00 worth of dog food.  Again thanks for all your help.....

About    Kenny Womack ('60) (10 Sept 1941 - 12 Aug 2010),  In 1961 or 62 Kenny was on the Apprentice School Football team.  Some how the subject of arm wrestling came up.  Kenny arm wrestled everyone on the team, one after another.  Probably 65 guys, and beat everyone.  I don't know what ever happened to him.  He was a real character.

    OH, Grace WON for August!!! WOWZERONI!!! I'm so excited!  I was afraid by my bogging down here the last couple of days I had let y'all down! Besides, I missed having her "grace" our Newsletter (sorry - I suppose I inherited that dreadful punning from my dear mama....).
Thanks so much for the memory of Kenny Womack. If they don't publish his obituary soon, I'll have to make his Memorial Newsletter out of thin air, so every glimpse of who and what he was is of great value to me.

   Thanks again, Norris!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace!  OH, NO!


   That's why I've included the link to all the candidates named Grace, along with the image of The Real Grace, lest there be any confusion. As y'all can see, she's a Weimaraner from Richmond.

   Vote early, and vote often - or at least cast your allotted daily vote!

  From J. Harrison ('58) of GA - 09/02/10 - "Birthday":


Please add my birthday, September 11, 1940, to the famous NNHS alumni list. Thanks for all you do.

J. Harrison '58

   Why, certainly, J - thank you!

   From Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA - 09/02/10 - "Recent Picture":

  Hi Carol,

Today's my birthday and it made me happy to see myself mentioned again in your NNHS Newsletter. I see that most people mentioned there have provided you with both then and now photos so I've attached a "now" picture of me you may use if you'd like. We'll be kicking back today hoping that Earl doesn't wash out the grass seed we just spread.


There's a song I was playing and singing today called "Bob Dylan's Dream" that made me feel a little sad because, like in the song, there isn't one friend from my school days in Norfolk that I'd know how to get in touch with after all this time. If you have a moment click on this link and listen to the lyrics and you'll understand what I'm feeling.
Like the song says...

How many a year has passed and gone
And many a gamble has been lost and won
And many a road taken by many a friend
And each one I’ve never seen again

I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
That we could sit simply in that room again
Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat
I’d give it all gladly if our lives could be like that.

I do envy how you've kept up with so many people who's lives you've touched and that you have this big wonderful family around you. My sister's more like you about staying in touch, and will be visiting distant cousins in Moscow in a couple of weeks. We'd all go back to visit Germany too, but we've never been able to locate a single relative there who survived WW2. It's like they never existed...just so much dust in the wind.

Anyhow, be as it may, thanks again for the birthday nod, it helps.

I knew when I met you that you were a special sort of person, but I was too young then to realize just how special.

Very best wishes,
Dustin & Roberta too

OH, WOW! Thank you so much, Dusty - how sweet!

   With technological advances, it becomes easier to locate people these days, but we don't always like what we find. I've often wondered about our old friends from Old Dominion. Besides you, the only one of our friends back in those days about whom I've ever learned anything was    Gay Saget (09 Jan 1947 - 10 Apr 1994). Who knew that her little brother    Bob would grow up to be so famous - or that she herself would endure such pain and tragedy?!?


Saget directed the 1996 ABC television movie For Hope, which was inspired by the life story of his sister, Gay Saget, who died from scleroderma three years earlier.[1] Saget is currently a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. His scleroderma efforts have further benefited such celebrities as Scary Movie star, Regina Hall. “When my mom was diagnosed, I didn’t know much about the condition. But Dana Delaney, who is an actress and now a friend of mine, put me in touch with Bob Saget. Bob had made a television movie about scleroderma years ago because his sister had died from it. That was back when they didn’t even know what it was. Anyway, Bob had a group called the Scleroderma Research Foundation, so I donated to that and my mother even went to the doctor Bob had suggested, who happened to be over at Johns Hopkins.”[10]

   Here, Dusty - have some more birthday cake - and give our love to Roberta!

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 09/02/10 - "CNC's 1st SGA Officers (1962-63) (# 1 of 2 about the first SGA at CNC.)":

1962-63 Academic Year  (All were sophomores then & are now CNC First Decaders of 1963).
JIM CORNETTE, 1st SGA Pres. (AB, English, W&M, 65 & MA, English, Duke Univ., 69) still lives in Newport News [ph: (757) 596-7790; e-m:] & teaches English at CNU. He & his wife, Jennifer (who also teaches English at CNU) have a son, Sam. Jim was also the 1st Pres. of the 1st Freshman Class (61-62).
HOWARD CLARK, 1st SGA Vice Pres., has not yet been located. He was in the Warwick HS class of 61. He was also in CNC's 1st Bowling League, 62-63.
CHARLOTTE ANDERSON STEPHAN, 1st SGA Secretary (BS, Elem. Ed., ODU, 71 & MS, Elem. Ed., Univ. of Southern Miss., 2003) lives in Mobile, Ala. [ph: (251) 342-4137; e-mail:] & is a retired teacher with a son, a daughter & 2 grandchildren. Charlotte was also the first Miss CNC. [See Memories, info & photo, p. 90.] 
PAT BALDWIN, 1st SGA TREASURER (AA, CNC, 63, courses at W&M, & BS, Pharmacy, MCV, 66) lives in Hampton [ph: (757) 838-2064] and is a pharmacist & also herbarium asst. at W&M. He & his wife, Theresa, have 2 sons & 2 grandchildren. Pat was also in CNC's 1st Bowling League (62-63).
NN Times-Herald photo
of May 16, 1962
Sent by Andrew Veryzer, Jr. 
(63 Decader)
Also mentioned in the caption:
PAT PERKINSON: (AA, CNC, 63 & AB, English, W&M, 65) lives in Newport News [ph: (757) 596-0706] and is a retired teacher. She was also 2nd place winner in the first Miss CNC contest. [See Memories, info & photo, p. 90.]
TOM SELLARS: (AA, CNC, 63) died in 2000. He was President of CNC's 1st social club, The German Club, 62-63 [See Memories, pp. 88-89]. I have no further info on him.

    COOL BEANS! Thanks, Jane!

  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 09/02/10 - " Because you matter":

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore". No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute." Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say, "I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage.....And old cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way... Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including the person who sent it, if you feel that way.  Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile
J can do.  And just in case I'm gone tomorrow...


Live today because tomorrow is not promised.

   Thank you so very much, Chuck! I love ya, too!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/17/10 - "The Irony of it all! (#14 in a Series of 15)":

  From the Friends of Irony

      Thanks, Ruthie!



From ArcaMax Jokes - 09/02/10:

A New Student

It was the first day of school and a new student, the son of a Japanese businessman, entered the fourth grade. The teacher greeted the class and said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American history. Who said, 'Give me Liberty, or give me death'?"

She saw only a sea of blank faces, except for that of Toshiba, who had his hand up.

"Patrick Henry, 1775," said the boy.

"Now," said the teacher, "Who said, 'Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth'?"

Again, no response except from Toshiba: "Abraham Lincoln, 1863."

The teacher snapped at the class, "You should be ashamed. Toshiba, who is new to our country, knows more about it than you do."

As she turned to write something on the blackboard, she heard a loud whisper: "Damned Japanese."

"Who said that?" she demanded.

Toshiba put his hand up. "Lee Iacocca, 1982," he said.


1. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - SEE: - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

2. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - -

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

5. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at - SEE: - - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

7. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at and SEE: -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - - - CLASS OF 1964

8. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

9. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 08/22/10

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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I've Got You Under My Skin

Written by Cole Porter (09 June 1891 – 15 Oct 1964), 1936

Recorded by Frank Sinatra (12 Dec 1915 – 14 May 1998)

I've got you under my skin
I've got you deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart, that you're really a part of me
I've got you under my skin

I tried so not to give in
I said to myself this affair never will go so well
But why should I try to resist, when baby I know so well
I've got you under my skin

I 'd sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near
In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
And repeats, repeats in my ear

Don't you know little fool, you never can win
Use your mentality, wake up to reality
But each time that I do, just the thought of you
Makes me stop before I begin
'Cause I've got you under my skin

I would sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near
In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
And repeats, how it yells in my ear

Don't you know little fool, you never can win
Why not use your mentality, step up, wake up to reality
But each time I do, just the thought of you
Makes me stop just before I begin
'Cause I've got you under my skin
Yes, I've got you under my skin

"I've Got You Under My Skin" midi courtesy of - 09/03/10

"I've Got You Under My Skin" lyrics courtesy of - 09/03/10

First Image of Frank Sinatra courtesy of - 09/03/10

Second Image of Frank Sinatra courtesy of - 09/03/10

Pink String of Hearts Divider Line clip art - 11/17/05

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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!

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

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!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Animated Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Gathered Gifs at - 04/15/04

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

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