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09/16/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Just a Girl

“If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.”

Thomas Carlyle
(04 Dec 1795 - 05 Feb 1881)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Ah, Gwen Stefani - one of my favorites!

BONUS - - Just a Girl - No Doubt


"Just a Girl" is a song written by Gwen Stefani and Tom Dumont for No Doubt's third album Tragic Kingdom. The song was released in 1995 as the album's lead single and helped the band break into mainstream music, peaking at number 23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Upon release in the UK in 1996 the song only reached number 38.[1] However, after the massive success of Don't Speak the song was re-released and managed a peak of number 3...[2]

The song itself is written about Gwen Stefani's exasperation over female stereotypes, portraying women as weak and in need of a man to look after them. This is evident from lyrics such as "Don't you think I know / Exactly where I stand? / This world is forcing me / To hold your hand." She explained her inspiration in an interview for BAM Magazine:

"I wrote that because my dad got mad at me for going to Tony [Kanal, No Doubt bassist]'s house and driving home late at night. I mean, c'mon, I'm, like, going on 30 here! I wouldn't trade [being female], but I really don't think guys understand what a burden it can be sometimes...[5]"


   Happy Birthday today to     The late Tena Goodson Hensel (June '39) (deceased 06/09/15)  AND    The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND   Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

18 - Bobby Bell ('57) AND         Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL  AND  The United States Air Force - 1947;

20 - Barry Stutt ('57);

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);

22 -   Curt Overman ('59) of VA  AND    Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC;

23 - Fred Fox ('63) AND        My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 16, 1934 - In Munich, Lutherans marched to anti-Nazi songs.

September 16, 1940 -
The Burke-Wadsworth Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. The act imposed the first peacetime draft in the history of the United States. The event was the beginning of Selective Service.

September 16, 1940 - Italian troops conquered Sidi Barrani.

September 16, 1941 - Concerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia was about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invaded Iran on August 25, 1941. On this day, they forced the Shah to abdicate in favor of his 23-year-old son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

September 16, 1943 - The Allied invasion of Italy concluded when Heinrich von Vietinghoff, commander of the German Tenth Army, ordered his troops to withdraw from Salerno.

September 16, 1945 -
The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong. The surrender was accepted by the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.
September 15, 1940 - The climax of the Battle of Britain: the Royal Air Force shot down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.


Thursday, September 16, 1965 - Actress Katy Kurtzman was born in Washington, D.C..

Thursday, September 16, 1965 - Footballer and manager Karl-Heinz Riedle was born in Weiler im Allgäu, West Germany.

Thursday, September 16, 1965 - Composer and conductor Ahn Eak-tai (안익태) (b. 05 Dec 1906 in Pyongyang, Korea) was stricken by a sudden illness and died while staying on the island of Majorca.

Thursday, September 16, 1965 - Animator and producer Fred Quimby (b. Frederick Clinton Quimby on 31 July 1886 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) died in Santa Monica, California at the age of 79.

“Our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel.”

- Elias L. Magoon
(20 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1886)


     From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 09/15/15, 5:26 PM - "N.N.H.S. class of 1957 wants everyone to know.":

Hi Miss Carol:

I received a call this afternoon from   Nancy Timberlake Spencer, class of ’57. She asked that I do whatever I can to spread the word that a guy in her class passed away on Saturday in Seaford, Delaware. He is Carroll Thomas Elliott (C.T.). He is the husband of Ann Cain, class of ’58. Nancy said that his picture is not in the yearbook as he was drafted into the military; however, he did actually graduate and get a diploma from N.N.H.S., she stated. Ann Cain Elliott's address is 300 Graham Branch Road, Seaford, Delaware 19973.

Additionally, Raymond C. Andrews, Jr., class of 1963 and the brother of my wife Patty Andrews Mays, ’61, is in very serious condition at Hampton Roads Specialty Hospital, i.e., Riverside Rehab on Chesapeake Avenue in N.N. The fourth floor of this hospital, known as HRSH, is for those in very serious condition. He had cardiac arrest in the ambulance, out front of his house in York County. Bottom line, his heart is fine; however, he had some oxygen deprivation and this has been the difficult part. Anyone remembering Raymond and desires could send him a card at his home address. This is: 104 Pioneer Lane, Yorktown, VA 23692. He had this cardiac arrest on August 1 and has been hospitalized since this time. All prayers would be appreciated. He is married to the former Pat Naugle. She was a teacher and school librarian.

One other thing, I will be doing a memorabilia display for the class of 1965 reunion on Saturday night, October 17. I certainly hope you will be there. I would love to see you.

I am so sorry about the loss of one of your classmates recently, Dr. Charles Braslow, M.D. He died on August 28th. I know nothing other than the fact he died while here in Newport News. He was at Peninsula Funeral Home. Also, I observed that Ivan Baer Goldberg, class of '57, passed away on August 24th. He, too, was at Peninsula Funeral Home. Dr. Braslow was buried in the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula and Ivan was buried in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Thank you Miss Carol……God Bless you.

Fred Mays, ’60 of Newport News, VA

   Oh, Fred, I'm very sorry to learn this! Thank you both so much for letting me know!

  The three Memorial Editions were finished on time, actually!

  I've now added Raymond's name to our prayer roll, plus posted that information on Facebook.     Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA immediately responded that she not only posted it on their class website, but sent out an email to her classmates. Thanks again, Susie!

   I am sure my classmates are looking forward to seeing your magnificent display; I know I always did!

   Now as for me..... 

   I've tried to be subtle before, but I don't think anyone seems to be catching my drift, so I shall speak more bluntly. I am broken. I give new meaning to the word in-valid. The arthritic condition in both my knees and both my hips has advanced to such a degree that I am left with bone on bone, which not only (shall we say) hurts, but sometimes simply makes movement itself nigh on to impossible.

   I leave home to go to church once a week. I visit physicians as needed, but precious few other times do I venture outside. To leave home means that I must endure more pain and exhaustion just to descend (and re-ascend) the FOUR (count them, 1-2-3-4) steps leading down to the sidewalk than I would prefer, and I want no witnesses to that scene (yes, that's a pride issue, I know ).

   I do no housework whatsoever, and my contributions to cooking are generally limited to sitting in the kitchen and issuing instructions to whoever else is preparing the meals, and that is usually no more than once a week, because the kitchen is at the other end of the house.

   Even staying at my keyboard as I did before is difficult for me now, which is hampering my work, as y'all have no doubt noticed.

   People keep encouraging me to have my knees and hips replaced. This is not going to happen for two reasons. For one, I have no additional medical insurance beyond Medicare, and it covers only 80% of the cost.

   Even if I were independently wealthy (and last time I checked, I was not), there is one overriding issue.

                My mama, the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999),     my sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59 of NC), and I all have one thing in common: whenever surgery was performed, there has always been one outcome: the surgical procedure was successful, but something else totally unrelated is broken. I have enough broken parts now without adding for more to my list.

   Sooo, whereas I shall greatly miss seeing everyone, as Tony Soprano would say, "Fuggedaboutit!"

From My Friend, Chloe, of KY - 09/15/15:

     Thanks, Chloe - good for you!

From Paul's Niece, Celesta, of MO - 09/15/15:  


 Thanks, Celesta!



“In middle school I used to draw letters of the alphabet out of contorted torsos, bodies, arms, legs. A rigid torso with one arm and one leg extended at straight angles out would form a 'K,' for example. But then I realized how silly that was. People aren’t letters, I thought, they’re whole words. Words like 'Bob,' or 'Dad.' (By the way, Bob is NOT my dad).

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982)

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/06/15 - "Surprising Facts You May Have Never Heard (#6 in a series of 21)":

            No matter how old you are, or where you are from, people simply can’t know everything.

However, if you have an inquisitive mind, you probably love learning new things.

If this is the case, then these 21 facts will give your mind a good workout. (Plus, you can impress others with this exotic knowledge.)

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!

BONUS LITTLE GIRL CROCHET PATTERNS: - Lisa Auch's Crochet Patterns - "Crochet this great pattern for her birthday, it's perfect for little girls."

BONUS JUST A GIRL RECIPES: - "Just a Girl from Aamchi Mumbai - An Indian Food Blog Down Under!"


From - 09/15/15:

The choir had just come out of rehearsal.

“Am I to assume that you do a lot of singing at home?” Mr. Coulter asked a fellow choir member, Golda.

“Yes, I sing a lot. I use my voice just to kill time,” said Golda.

Mr. Coulter nodded, “You certainly have a fine weapon.”

1. Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

2. Friday and Saturday, October 9, 10 and 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. CONTACT: Karen Weinstein Witte at

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.

CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @

4. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 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 09/16/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   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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Just a Girl

Written by Gwen Stefani (b. 03 Oct 1969) and Tom Dumont (b. 11 Jan 1968)

Recorded by No Doubt, 1995

Take this pink ribbon off my eyes
I'm exposed
And it's no big surprise
Don't you think I know
Exactly where I stand
This world is forcing me
To hold your hand

'Cause I'm just a girl, little ol' me
Don't let me out of your sight
I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite
So don't let me have any rights
Oh... I've had it up to here!

The moment that I step outside
So many reasons
For me to run and hide
I can't do the little things
I hold so dear
'Cause it's all those little things
That I fear

'Cause I'm just a girl,
I'd rather not be
'Cause they won't let me drive
Late at night
I'm just a girl,
Guess I'm some kind of freak
'Cause they all sit and stare
With their eyes
I'm just a girl,
Take a good look at me
Just your typical prototype
Oh... I've had it up to here!
Oh... am I making myself clear?

I'm just a girl
I'm just a girl in the world...
That's all that you'll let me be!

I'm just a girl, living in captivity
Your rule of thumb
Makes me worry some
I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
What I've succumbed to
Is making me numb
I'm just a girl, my apologies
What I've become is so burdensome
I'm just a girl, lucky me
Twiddle-dum there's no comparison

Oh... I've had it up to!
Oh... I've had it up to!
Oh... I've had it up to here.

"Just a Girl" midi courtesy of - 09/17/05

"Just a Girl" lyrics courtesy of - 09/17/05

"Little Girl" Image courtesy of - 09/17/05

Flower Bar 22 clip art courtesy of - hmm, I cannot seem to find that information at the moment...

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Army, Navy, and Air Force Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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

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