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09/06/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Sugar Sugar

“Affluence separates people. Poverty knits 'em together.
You got some sugar and I don't; I borrow some of yours.
Next month you might not have any flour; well,
I'll give you some of mine.”

Ray Charles
(23 Sept 1930 - 10 June 2004)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

  You're all so sweet, I thought I'd give you some sugar!  WILDEST GIGGLES!!!

BONUS - - Sugar Sugar - The Archies, 1969


"Sugar, Sugar" is a pop song written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim. It was a four-week 1969 number-one hit single by fictional characters The Archies. Produced by Jeff Barry, the song was originally released on the album Everything's Archie. The album is the product of a group of studio musicians managed by Don Kirshner. Ron Dante's lead vocals were accompanied by those of Toni Wine (who sang the line "I'm gonna make your life so sweet"), and Andy Kim. Together they provided the voices of the Archies using multitracking.

When the song was initially released, Kirshner had promotion men play it for radio station execs without telling them the name of the group (due to the somewhat disappointing chart performance of the Archies' previous single, "Bang-Shang-a-Lang," which went to #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts). Only after most of the DJs liked the song were they told that it was performed by a cartoon group. The Archies’ hit wound up as one of the biggest (and most unexpected) #1 hits of the year, one of the biggest bubblegum hits of all time, both in America and in Great Britain, thanks partly to association with the hit CBS-TV Saturday morning cartoon series.

The Archies' "Sugar, Sugar" was the 1969 number-one single of the year...


     From Me ('65) of NC - 09/02/11 - "Travel Time Again":

   Just a reminder that I'll be leaving to go to Illinois and Missouri on Wednesday, September 7 and returning sometime after Friday, September 16.  Any access to the internet during that time will be purely accidental - and any work I accomplish online prior to that time will be purely amazing!


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    Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (deceased - 03/08/06)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

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

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1. Gene Davis (Churchland HS - '62) of OH - 09/06/11, 1:09 PM:

Tuesday 09/06/2011 1:09:26pm
Name: gene davis
Marital Status married
City/Country: mansfield, ohio

   Thanks, Gene!



Friday, Sept. 6, 1861

Three days ago Gen. Gideon Pillow, CSA, had marched a Confederate army into Kentucky to “protect” them from a Federal invasion. This was just the opportunity Gen. U.S. Grant, USA, had been waiting for and he had troopers, transports and gunboats conveniently ready to go. His men, loaded on the transports and protected by the gunboats, sailed across the river to land at the strategic town of Paducah. Located as it was at the junction of the Ohio with the Tennessee River, it would prove crucial to the Union effort, both to restore Kentucky to the union and to isolate the Confederacy by taking control of the Father of Waters.

Saturday, Sept. 6, 1862

Part of the rationale for Robert E. Lee’s excursion into Maryland was an assumption that secessionist sentiment was strong in the state. Many in the South believed that the only thing keeping Lord Baltimore’s land in the Union was the heavy presence of Union troops, and that when the Army of Northern Virginia came to call, the land would rise up to support them. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson rode into Frederick, Md. today with his men and got quite a rude surprise. Far from cheering in the streets, most people locked themselves in their houses and hid any food, supplies or valuables. Even some Southern soldiers opposed the move, feeling that their job was to defend their country, not invade another, and refused to cross the Potomac.

Sunday, Sept. 6, 1863

It had been a long-fought battle in the mouth of Charleston Harbor, and one of the strongest defenders had been the Confederate garrison of Battery Wagner on Morris Island. Although little more than some cannon behind a heap of sand, the battery had proved so stubborn that some in the North had taken to calling it “Fort Wagner”. The garrison was protected by a bombproof shelter, but still the Federal land and Navy guns pounded them incessantly. Gen. Beauregard, in charge of the overall defense of the harbor, knew that a Yankee landing and assault was inevitable, and against that the men could not stand. For this reason, and with great reluctance, he ordered the works abandoned under cover of darkness. Battery Gregg on the same island was also given up.

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1864

The big armies were mostly quiet today. Sherman’s men were attempting to cope with the administration of the newly-conquered Atlanta, Ga. Elsewhere, in Virginia and the Shenandoah and such places, no battles occurred today. This is not to say that peace had settled on the divided land, alas. Skirmishing took place in Eight Mile Post on the Natchez and Liberty Road in Mississippi; Readyville, Tenn., Searcy and Richland, Arkansas, and on a river known as Brazos Santiago, Texas. Expeditions--missions to determine enemy locations but not specifically with an intent of fighting--were conducted by the Union forces in the region of Morganza and Bayou Sara, La.

From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 09/05/11 - "Pal Ade Soda":

You can tell Connie Gudger Matthews that she can get a Pal Ade soda bottle on eBay here:

Best Regards,

John Patterson (Class of '59)
Crossville, TN

   Thank so much, John! I forwarded your note to Connie.  (Good ol' eBay! )

  From Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - 09/06/11, 1:00 AM and 9:52 AM - "RE:     Typhoon Tailgate - Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM at CNU":

Hi Carol,

Re: the e-mail about tailgating at CNU..........When I rode past the tailgating lot Saturday, a sign was posted stating that there is a $15.00 fee; cash only. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Since it's almost 1a.m., I can't double check this info with my daughter-in-law (CNU prof. and counselor) at this time. I'll try to remember to call her later this a.m. and get back with you so that you can alert those planning to attend if this charge will apply to all games. The remainder of home games are supposed to be at 7:00 p.m., I think, because CNU now has lights.

Have a safe and fun trip.

Fran Scott

P.S. Carol,

I just spoke with my daughter-in-law; I was correct.
There is now a $15.00 fee to park in the tailgating lot, and you must have cash. This new "wrinkle" definitely did not appear to bother the masses at CNU's first game on Saturday!


   YOWZERS! Oh, well, forewarned is forearmed. Thanks so very much for letting us know, Fran!


  Barry Rew (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA - 09/06/11, 3:08 PM - "       Adrienne's (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC) Mission":


I know you must be excited. Have a safe trip.

Barry Rew

   Thank you so much, Barry - we're all very excited on a number of levels!

From Gene Davis (Churchland HS - '62) of OH - 09/06/11, 2:16 PM - "photo comments":

I was shocked and happy to see the images of the Tankar Stations in Portsmouth, VA on your website when I did a Bing Search....
I wanted to let you know I worked at both locations which are pictured.....the one in color was on Portsmouth Boulevard in Truxton and the one in black and white was on High Street.....I also worked at the Robo Car wash which was next to the High Street station.
Although I was a Portsmouth resident and went to Churchland High School (62 grad) I have enjoyed your page which I first discovered when I was looking for memories of WGH and other radio stations I listened to as a teen and where I got my training for my radio career.
If anyone has a photo of the old WKLX studios at Craney Island I would love to see that as well as photos of WFOG and WLPM in Suffolk. I trained at WKLX and worked at the Suffolk stations...
Thanks for a lot of shared memories
Gene Davis
Mansfield/ Ashland Ohio

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Gene! I've added your comments to our permanent archive: 


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/05/11 - "Cat on Boat Plays with Dolphins":

I smell something fishy here!

Cat on Boat Plays with Dolphins -

AWWW! Thanks so much, Bill - this is just adorable!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/05/11 - "Old Cemeteries !":

Old Cemeteries

A truly Happy Person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
And, one who can enjoy browsing old cemeteries...
Some fascinating things on old tombstones!
Harry Edsel Smith of Albany, New York:
Born 1903--Died 1942.
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the
car was on the way down. It was.
In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:
Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up and no
place to go.
On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in
East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102. Only The
Good Die Young.
In a  London , England cemetery:
Here lies Ann Mann, who lived an old maid
but died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767
In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery:
Anna Wallace
The children of Israel wanted bread, And
the Lord sent them manna. Clark Wallace
wanted a wife, And the Devil sent him Anna.
In a Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery:
Here lies Johnny Yeast.... Pardon him
for not rising.
In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, cemetery:
Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake.
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery:
Here lays The Kid.
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger
But slow on the draw.
A lawyer's epitaph in England:
Sir John Strange.
Here lies an honest lawyer,
and that is Strange.
John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne,
England, cemetery:
Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,
Dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.
In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England:
On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle went
out of tune.
Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls,
Here lies the body of our Anna,
Done to death by a banana.
It wasn't the fruit that laid her low,
But the skin of the thing that made her go.
On a grave from the 1880s in  Nantucket,
Under the sod and under the trees,
Lies the body of Jonathan Pease..
He is not here, there's only the pod.
Pease shelled out and went to God.
In a cemetery in England:
Remember man, as you walk by,
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so shall you be..
Remember this and follow me.
To which someone replied by writing on the tombstone:
To follow you I'll not consent.
Until I know which way you went.
   GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!


From - 09/05/11:

A panda bear walks into a bar and orders a sandwich. The waiter brings him the sandwich. The panda bear eats it, pulls out a pistol, kills the waiter, and gets up and starts to walk out. The bartender yells for him to stop.

The panda bear asks, "What do you want?"

The bartender replies, "First you come in here, order food, kill my waiter, then try to go without paying for your food."

The panda bear turns around and says, "Hey! I'm a Panda. Look it up!"

The bartender goes into the back room and looks up panda bear in the encyclopedia, which read: "Panda: a bear-like marsupial originating in Asian regions. Known largely for it's stark black and white coloring. Eats shoots and leaves."


1. 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!

2.     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 - There is now a $15.00 fee to park in the tailgating lot, and you must have cash. - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!

3. 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.

4. Thursday, October 6, 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.

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 09/02/11

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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Sugar, Sugar

Written by
Jeff Barry (b. 03 Apr 1938) and Andy Kim (05 Dec 1946 or 1952)

Recorded by The Archies, 1969

Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you.
Honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girls
And you got me wanting you

I just can't believe the lovliness of loving you,
(I just can't believe it's true)
I just can't believe the one to love this feeling to
(I just can't believe it's true)

Sugar, ah honey hiney
you are my candy girl
and you got me wanting you
honey, ah sugar sugar
you are my candy girl
and you got me wanting you

When i kissed you girl I knew how sweet a kiss could be
(I know how sweet a kiss could be)
Like the summer sunshine pour you sweetness over me
(Pour your sweetness over me)

Pour a little sugar on it honey
Pour a little sugar on it Baby
I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
pour a little sugar on it yeah
pour a little sugar on it honey
pour a little sugar on it baby
I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
pour a little sugar on it honey

Ah sugar, ah honey honey
you are my candy girl
and you got me wanting you
Oh honey honey, sugar sugar..............
You are my candy girl

"Sugar Sugar" midi courtesy of - 09/06/06

"Sugar Sugar" lyrics courtesy of - 09/06/06

Image of Various C & H Sugars courtesy of - 09/06/06

Sugar Beets Image courtesy of - 09/06/06

Animated Smack clip art courtesy of - 04/10/03
Scissors with Fuchsia Ribbon Line (to open the bag of sugar, Silly!) clip art courtesy of - 09/17/05

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!!

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

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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