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09/04/14 - NNHS Newsletter - It's Four in the Morning

“I've got all the money I'll ever need, if I die by four o'clock.”

Henny Youngman
(16 Mar 1906 - 24 Feb 1998)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

Today's Newsletter theme is sadly suggestive of my new sleeping patterns.  I rather like the old (a.k.a. "normal") way better.....

BONUS - - It's Four in the Morning - Faron Young


"It's Four in the Morning" (also known as "Four in the Morning") is a song made famous by the country music singer, Faron Young. Originally released in 1971, the song became his first No. 1 hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart since 1961's "Hello Walls."[1] The song was written by Jerry Chesnut.[1]

The song was the title track to his 1971 album and became one of his best-known hits. It was also a major smash in the UK, somewhat rare for a country song, peaking at No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1972.[1]

Its pop-crossover impact at home was far more minor, barely scraping the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 92. It sold over 500,000 copies in the UK, and 750,000 in North America by early 1973, earning Young a gold disc awarded by the RIAA.[1]

"It's Four in the Morning" has also sealed a place in country music history. A live performance video clip of Young singing the song was the first music video to air on CMT when the cable television channel first launched on March 5, 1983 as CMTV.


   Happy Birthday tomorrow   Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),    Jonathan Mansfield of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

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     Bobby Fox ('63) of IA AND   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA;

09 -   Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA;

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

11 -       The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND   J. Harrison ('58) of GA AND     My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of UT!   

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 4, 1939 - The British Royal Air Force attacked the German Navy; a Bristol Blenheim was the first British aircraft to cross the German coast following the declaration of war and German ships were bombed.

September 4, 1941 - A German submarine made the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.

September 4, 1942 - In Egypt, the Allied forces stopped the Axis attack.

September 4, 1944 - The British 11th Armoured Division liberated the Belgian city of Antwerp.

September 4, 1944 - Finland exited from the war with Soviet Union.

September 4, 1944 - U.S. Marines shipped off from their station on Pavuvu across the Pacific to Peleliu. The Battle of Peleliu, when considering the number of men involved, had the highest casualty rate of any battle in the Pacific.

September 4, 1944 - General Erich Fellgiebel (b. 04 Oct 1886 at Pöpelwitz, Silesia), German army officer who participated in the 20 July plot, was executed at Plötzensee Prison in Berlin, one month before his 58th birthday.

September 4, 1945 - A report was released that indicated that the atomic bomb fallout in Hiroshima was still killing at least 100 people a day.



Friday, September 04, 1964 - Operatic bass René Pape was born in Dresden, East Germany.


    It would seem that the dipwellian who runs this site became distracted over SEVEN years ago and never finished most of the Football Sections at all, so (at long last) they're being completed now:


1959 Anchor - p. 69 1959 Anchor - p. 70 1959 Anchor - p. 71 1959 Anchor - p. 72 1959 Anchor - p. 73
BACK ROW: Jerry Morewitz, Harry Conn;
FRONT ROW: Wayne Codding, Dan Rouse.
(all '59)

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/31/14 (but only just found!) - "Habits, Tips, Facts & An Inspiration":


After directory assistance gave me my boyfriend's new phone number, I dialed him -- and got a woman.

"Is Mike there?" I asked confused.

"Umm, he's in the shower," she responded.

"Please tell him his girlfriend called," I said and hung up.

When he didn't return the call, I dialed again. This time a man answered. "This is Mike," he said.

"You're not my boyfriend!" I exclaimed.

"I know," he replied. "That's what I've been trying to tell my wife for the past half-hour!"

An executive was interviewing a young woman for a position in his company. He wanted to find out something about her personality so he asked, "If you could have a conversation with someone, living or dead, who would it be?"

The girl responded confidently, "The living one!"


The Birthday Gift

The couple had been debating the purchase of a new auto for weeks.

He wanted a new truck. She wanted a fast little sports-like car so she could zip through traffic around town.

He would probably have settled for any beat up old truck, but everything she seemed to like was way out of their price range.

"Look!" she said. "I want something that goes from 0 to 200 in 4 seconds or less. And my birthday is coming up. You could surprise me."

For her birthday, he bought her a brand new bathroom scale.

Services are pending!


*-- Q and A Quickies --*

Q: Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?

A: Fa drizzle.

Q: How does the man in the moon get his hair cut?

A: Eclipse it.


*-------------- Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes --------------*

Two buffalo were standing on the range when a passing tourist said, "Those are the mangiest, scroungiest, most moth-eaten, miserable beasts I have ever seen."

One of the buffalo turned to the other and said, "You know, I think I just heard a discouraging word."


What Your Nervous Habits Reveal About You...

Biting Nails :
You're hearty, friendly and likable and you pat people on the back for a job well done. You also like to work with your hands-baking bread or doing yard work satisfies you.

Coughing or Throat Clearing :
You want others to pay attention to you and what you say. You think carefully before giving advice to others. Words are important to you and you want to make sure they come out right. You are considerate and want others to like you.

Doodling or Playing With a Pencil :
You're creative, artistic and have lots of energy. You're also well-organized and often make lists of things you need to do or buy.

Grinding Teeth :
You have a good sense of humor, and you laugh off irritations. You don't get angry when others are late and you're a good listener.

Knuckle-Cracking :
You are very independent and you like exercise, contact sports and dancing.

Squirming and Fidgeting :
If you can't sit still you're a person with a lot of different interests, a real go-getter, eager to achieve what you want out of life. You pride yourself on being able to do two things at once and do them both well.

Twisting Hair or Running Fingers Through Hair :
You want people to notice how you look. You're conscious of your appearance, especially your hair and face. You believe in exercise, night courses and other forms of self improvement.


Wisdom Tip

Health :: #144
By Gladys Smith from Jacksonville USA.

Orange Juice for the Heart
Drinking your orange juice is a triple treat for your heart. Orange juice is a great source of vitamin C, potassium, and folate that play key roles in helping to reduce heart disease risk factors. A cup of orange juice contains 124 milligrams of vitamin C, 75 micrograms of folate, and 496 milligrams of potassium.


From Looking Good

Here are 10 overnight beauty tips that will help you wake up with soft skin, bright eyes, perfect waves and more. The best part? All of the magic happens while you slumber, giving a whole new meaning to the term “beauty sleep.” Read on for a few of my favorite overnight beauty tips that will have you feeling like Sleeping Beauty come sunrise…

1.) Soften
For a pampering overnight treatment, apply Vaseline to the soles of your feet and put on socks before you sleep. The socks help bind the moisture to your feet and you’ll wake up to soft, smooth soles. Now all you need is a pair of strappy heels to show them off…

2.) De-puff?
If you constantly wake up with puffy, swollen eyes, try this simple switch: Add an extra pillow and sleep on your back. This will allow the fluids around your eyes to drain easier and keep the puffiness to a minimum. And of course, don’t forget your eye cream. Look for creams that list caffeine as one of the ingredients—it will help keep fluids moving.

3.) Create waves?
To wake up with perfect waves, simply shower at night and style your hair before bed. Allow your strands to air dry until they’re damp, and run some light styling crème through with your fingers. Depending on your hair type and what kind of waves you prefer, you can either sleep in braids or twist your hair into buns. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Bed head has never looked so good.

4.) Moisturize?
Ladies with dry skin, take note: A humidifier might just change your skin forever. Turn one on before you sleep (this works best during colder months when the air is drier) and let it work its magic. It instills the air with moisture, which in turn helps plump your skin and keep it hydrated.

5.) Prevent wrinkles
Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase can cause creases on your skin and create wrinkles. Instead, pamper yourself by investing in a silk or satin one. It will lessen the pressure on your skin and help prevent hair breakage.

6.) Whiten teeth
For an easy DIY whitening treatment, try brushing some baking soda to your pearly whites right before bed. Leave the mixture on for 5-6 minutes and make sure to rinse thoroughly afterwards. This is a perfect PM beauty treatment because in the waking hours, you would normally have to wait about 50 minutes before eating or drinking anything afterwards. Just make sure you are only doing this once a week; any more, and the acid in baking soda can wear down your tooth enamel.

7.) Brighten?
It’s best to apply any face products that have brightening ingredients like retinol and vitamin C in them at night. Sunlight can actually deactivate them and prevent them from working to their fullest potential.

8.) Lengthen lashes
Give your fluttery fringe some loving with a DIY lash lengthening treatment. The secret ingredient? Castor oil. This natural oil is rich in super-hydrating omega-6 fatty acids, which help moisturize your lashes and prevent breakage. Using a clean spoolie, gently brush the castor oil through your lashes each night. In the morning, just rinse with warm water and wash your face as usual. You should notice healthier lashes in just a few weeks!

9.) Repair?
Smooth a leave-in conditioner into your locks before you snooze to wake up to shiny, soft strands. Applying it in the evening gives treatment more time to penetrate into your hair cuticles for optimum moisture. (For a great natural alternative, try coconut oil.)

10.) Smooth?
Nail beds looking dry? Apply cuticle cream or oil before you sleep and slip on gloves afterwards. You’ll wake up to healthy, hydrated nail beds. Now you just have to decide on the perfect polish color.



Dr. Rene Theophile Laenne invented the first stethoscope in 1816. He felt embarrassed if he had to listen to the heart beat of a young female patient by placing his ear directly on her chest, so he rolled up 24 sheets of paper to make a tube and placed one end on her chest and the other end in his ear. By 1855 a stethoscope similar to the one used during most of the 20th century became available.

The blood pressure cuff was invented by an Austrian physician named Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch and first saw use in doctor's surgeries in the 1880's. An improved version of the cuff was unveiled by Italian physician Scipione Riva-Rocci in 1896.

Computed Tomography (CT) imaging is also known as "CAT scanning" (Computed Axial Tomography). CT was invented in 1972 by British engineer Godfrey Hounsfield of EMI Laboratories, England and by South Africa-born physicist Allan Cormack of Tufts University, Massachusetts. Hounsfield and Cormack were later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their contributions to medicine and science.

While studying the effects of passing an electrical current through gases at low pressure, German physicist Wilhelm Rontgen accidentally discovered X-rays. When Rontgen held a piece of lead in front of the electron-discharge tube, it blocked the rays, but he was shocked to see his own flesh glowing around his bones on the fluorescent screen behind his hand.

In 1948 George de Mestral, a Swiss mountaineer, and his dog went for a hike in the woods. When they returned both were covered with burrs. Using a microscope he examined the burrs stuck to his pants and discovered that the burrs had small hooks that clung to small loops of fabric in his clothing. This lead him to the idea of making one material with small hooks and the other material with tiny loops. He called his invention Velcro, a combination of the words velour and crochet.

English physician, Sir Thomas Allbutt (1836-1925) invented the first practical medical thermometer used for taking the temperature of a person in 1867. It was portable, 6 inches in length and able to record a patient's temperature in 5? min.


20,000 Pounds On The Sea

I took my oldest son, my two nephews and my neighbor's son on a cruise. They are 16 and 17 years old.

When I boarded the ship, I went to one of the many dining areas to eat as we waited for the time when we could enter our rooms.

That's when I saw the platters!

At most buffet style restaurants, they give you a medium size plate. Some even give you a rather small plate.

The principle is simply this, the bigger the plate, the more you will eat. "All You Can Eat" buffets prefer that you eat as little as possible. They are not concerned about your health; they want you to eat less because the less you eat; the more profit they make. Smaller plates equal less consumption, which equals more profit.

The platters obviously weren't following that rule. Carnival Cruise Lines platters are HUGE. They were the size of two normal sized dinner plates.

There was an unlimited supply of food available and huge platters to put the unlimited food on.

While people lounged around, there was very little use of the ship's gymnasium. The dining areas were full while the gym had plenty of unused space.

The average person on a cruise gains ten pounds. Yes, ten pounds. I gained ten pounds on the last cruise I went on. I was determined not to do that this time but those platters sure didn't help.

The average cruise ship has 2,000 passengers. At ten pounds per passenger means that the average cruise ship puts 20,000 pounds or TEN TONS of weight on its passengers per cruise.

A cruise ship is the ultimate in luxury, leisure and food. It is one of the greatest challenges to discipline. I would write more about this but I have a lot on my plate.

~A MountainWings Original~

   Thank you, Shari!

From My Friend, Sylvia, of WA - 09/03/14 - "Just Embrace It!":

     Thanks, Sylvia - I'll try that!



From My Friend, Kristi, of NC - 09/03/14 - "Being Nice":

   Thank you, Kristi!



From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA and NC - 09/03/14 - "Living in the Moment":


 Thanks, LaMerle - sounds like a plan!



  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/15/14 - "Cool Signs (#20 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 (#18 in a series of 26)":

  I'm certainly going to try some of these!

       Thanks, Jimmy!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/19/14 - "Life Isn't So Bad After All (#6 in a series of 8)":
     Thanks, Ruthie!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/29/14 - "Messages (#6 in a series of 17)":

     Thank you, Wayne Honey!

BONUS MORNING CROCHET PATTERN: - Morning Frost Crochet Hat - "Look Elegant, Feel Elegant"

BONUS EARLY MORNING RECIPE: - Early Morning Oven Roasted New Potatoes  - "Simple, yet delicious! These potatoes, when young, are so good by themselves they don't need anything else. This would be great as a breakfast side dish."


From - 09/03/14:

Computer Problem Report Form

1. Describe your problem:


2. Now, describe the problem accurately:


3. Speculate wildly about the cause of the problem:



4. Problem Severity:

    A. Minor__

    B. Minor__

    C. Minor__

    D. Trivial__

5. Nature of the problem:

    A. Locked Up__

    B. Frozen__

    C. Hung__

    D. Shot__

6. Is your computer plugged in?

    Yes__ No__

7. Is it turned on?

    Yes__ No__

8. Have you tried to fix it yourself?

    Yes__ No__

9. Have you made it worse?


10. Have you read the manual?

    Yes__ No__

11. Are you sure you've read the manual?

    Yes__ No__

12. Are you absolutely certain you've read the manual?


13. Do you think you understood it?

    Yes__ No__

14. If `Yes' then why can't you fix the problem yourself? __________________________________________

15. How tall are you? Are you above this line?


16. What were you doing with your computer at the time the problem occurred?


17. If "nothing" explain why you were logged in.


18. Are you sure you aren't imagining the problem?

    Yes__ No__

19. How does this problem make you feel?


20. Tell me about your childhood.


21. Do you have any independent witnesses of the problem?

    Yes__ No__

22. Can't you do something else, instead of bothering me?


Thank you for taking the time to fill out our Computer Problems Form. Please allow 1-week response time so that the problem will resolve itself or you will reboot your computer, most likely resolving the issue.

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 good 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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It's Four in the Morning

Words and Music by Jerry Chesnut

Recorded by Faron Young, 1971

It's four in the mornin' and once more the dawnin'
Just woke up the wanting in me
Wishin' I'd never met her, knowing if I'd forget her
How much better off she would be

The longer I hold on and the longer this goes on
The harder that it's gonna be
But it's four in the mornin' and once more the dawnin'
Just woke up the wanting in me-ee

I never deserved her, God knows when I hurt her
That's the last thing that I want to do
She tries but she can't tell how she feels
But I know too well what she's goin' through

If I love her so much, I don't know why I can't do
The right thing and just let her be
But it's four in the mornin' and once more the dawnin'
Just woke up the wanting in me-ee

Last night I told her this time it's all over
Makin' ten times I told her goodbye
Last night we broke up, this mornin' I woke up
And for the tenth time I'm changin' my mind

I saw more love in her eyes when I left her
Than most foolish men will ever see
And it's four in the mornin' and once more the dawnin'
Just woke up the wa-anting in me-ee

It's four in the mornin' and once more the dawnin'
Just woke up the wanting in me
Wishin' I'd never met her [fade]

 "It's Four in the Morning" midi courtesy of - 09/04/12

"It's Four in the Morning" lyrics courtesy of - 09/04/12 

"Four o'clock" Image courtesy of - 09/04/12

Divider Line 403 clip art courtesy of - 08/23/10

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 USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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 Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

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