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09/21/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Help!

“We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

Ronald Reagan
(06 Feb 1911 - 05 June 2004)

“You can have everything in life you want, if you
will just help other people get what they want.”

Zig Ziglar
(b. 06 Nov 1926)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This 1965 Beatles classic seems appropriate for today's Newsletter.

BONUS - - Help! - The Beatles, August 1965


"Help!" is a song by The Beatles that served as the title song for both the 1965 film and its soundtrack album. It was also released as a single, and was number one for three weeks in both the United States and the United Kingdom. "Help!" was written primarily by John Lennon, but credited (as were all Beatles songs written by either person) to Lennon/McCartney. Paul McCartney reports that he had a hand in writing the song as well, being called in "to complete it" in a two-hour joint writing session on 4 April 1965 at Lennon's house in Weybridge.[4] He later said that the title was "out of desperation".[5] In 2004, "Help!" was ranked number 29 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

The documentary series The Beatles Anthology revealed that Lennon wrote the lyrics of the song to express his stress after the Beatles' quick rise to success. "I was fat and depressed and I was crying out for 'Help'," Lennon told Playboy.[6] Writer Ian MacDonald describes the song as the "first crack in the protective shell" Lennon had built around his fragile emotions during the Beatles' rise to fame, and an important milestone in his songwriting style.


   Happy Birthday today to Maxine Petty Ramey ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Curt Overman ('59) of VA  AND    Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

24 -   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA;

25 - Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND James Comer ('57) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND     Jerry Allen ('65) of VA;

26 -     The late Tommy Scott ('61) (deceased 01/05/10);

27 -  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC;

28 -     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND      My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 21, 1939 - Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu was assassinated by ultranationalist members of the Iron Guard.

September 21, 1942 - On the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis sent over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaytsi (west Ukraine) to Belzec extermination camp.

September 21, 1942 - In Poland, at the end of Yom Kippur, Germans ordered Jews to permanently evacuate Konstantynów and move to the Ghetto in Biała Podlaska, established to assemble Jews from seven nearby towns, including Janów Podlaski, Rossosz and Terespol.

September 21, 1942 - In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murdered 2,588 Jews.

September 21, 1942 - The U.S. B-29 Superfortress made its debut flight in Seattle, WA. It was the largest bomber used during World War II. The plane made its bombing-run debut on June 5, 1944.


Monday, September 21, 1964 - Malta became independent from the United Kingdom.

Monday, September 21, 1964 - The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.

Monday, September 21, 1964 - Singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler was born  Jorge Abner Drexler Prada in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Monday, September 21, 1964 - Guitarist Lester Quitzau was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 09/20/14:

As we all get older, we start to understand what real love is all about! It isn't just the fun things we do, but the caring for our spouse and/or partner in every way possible! Thanks to Ethel for being there for me during the good and bad times, the lean and full years, the healthy and sick times! I had a wonderful day with my wife, Ethel, celebrating our Anniversary! Thank you my dear for all these wonderful years, and those I pray we have in our future! God Bless You & I Love You!

   Congratulations and Happy Anniversary, Butch and Ethel!

          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA - 09/19/14 - "    Jacob's Now a Life Scout!":

  Very proud of my oldest son Jacob, who was presented his Life Scout award!

Well done, Big Kid!

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Brent!

   Congratulations, Jacob!

Thursday, September 19, 2014 Thursday, September 19, 2014
Brent, Laura, and Jacob Jacob

From My Friend, Charlene, of NC - 09/20/14 - "Be Kind":

  AGREED! Thanks, Charlene!

From My Friend, Liam, of NC - 09/19/14:

   I always try to be forgiving, it's the forgetting part that is sometimes the hardest  

   SO TRUE! Thanks, Liam!


From My Niece-in-Law, Leslie, of NC - 09/20/14:


30-Minute Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings

4 cup chicken broth, 1 cup water, 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, 2 tsp. poultry seasoning, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp. kosher salt, 1 tsp. dried parsley, 1 tsp. dried basil, ˝ tsp. black pepper, 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 3 cup milk, 2 cup frozen peas and carrots

2 cups flour, 1 Tbsp. baking powder, ˝ tsp. kosher salt, 1 Tbsp. butter (softened), 1 cup milk


  1. In heavy bottomed Dutch oven or large wide pot, over medium heat, add chicken broth, water, butter and all seasonings. Cover and bring to a boil.

  2. Meanwhile, cut chicken breast into bite sized pieces. Add to soup mixture. Stir to combine and cover.

  3. In a sealable container combine flour and milk. Seal tightly and shake vigorously to combine well. You will create a smooth flour mixture for thickening your sauce called a slurry. Slowly pour the slurry into broth, stirring constantly. Add frozen vegetables. Cover.

  4. Combine dumpling ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix well with a fork. Remove cover from stew and stir well. Drop dumplings into stew one tablespoon at a time, use a 1 tablespoon scoop to make it even easier. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Makes 8 cups. Serve and enjoy!

       YUMMY! Thanks, Leslie!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/04/14 - "Ways to decorate using old items... (#15 in a series of 18)":  

  Love some of these ideas. The show Flea Market Flip, with Lara Spencer, is another source to get great ideas...

        COOL BEANS! Thanks, Shari!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/08/14 - "Church Pics (#9 in a Series of 19)":

  IN GOD WE TRUST--If GOD is your co-pilot, change seats!

     GIGGLES! Thank you, Joyce!


From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/12/14 - "Pets that don't know how furniture works! (#5 in a series of 21)":
  Pets that don't know how furniture works!

      Thanks, Haul Party!



Prince Protea Square - Help Me Make an Intricate, Collaborative Square - "Block 37 of the Block a Week CAL (hosted by Kimberly Slifer) is very special.  This square is a collaboration between one of our CAL participants, Virginia Burrow, and my little old self (Dedri).  Based on my King Protea Mandala, this square is striking and surprisingly easy (once you get past the front post trebles). When apportioning credit, I feel it necessary to tell you that Virginia did the designing and I did the grunt-work.  Why am I telling you that?  Because I LOVE this square and when you are making it, I want you to remember that it was born in Virginia’s pretty head. I hope you really enjoy this week’s square!"

BONUS HELP! RECIPES: - Southern Recipes Inspired by The Help - "Classic Southern recipes are featured in The Help, both the movie and the novel, and are as much a part of the action as Aibileen, Minny, Skeeter, and Hilly. Here are a few of the featured foods..."


From - 09/20/14:

Harry had a bit of a drinking problem. Every night, after dinner, he took off for the local watering hole, spent the entire evening there and arrived home, well inebriated, around midnight each night. He always had trouble getting his key into the keyhole and getting the door opened. His wife, waiting up for him, would go to the door and let him in. Then she would proceed to yell and scream at him for his constant nights out and his returned drunken state. But Harry continued his nightly routine.

One day, his wife, distraught by it all, talked to a friend about her husband's behavior. The friend listened to her and then asked, "Why don't you treat him a little differently when he comes home? Instead of berating him, why don't you give him some loving words and welcome him home with a kiss? He then might change his ways."

The wife thought it was worth trying. That night, Harry took off again after dinner. Around midnight, he arrived home in his usual condition. His wife heard Harry at the door and let him in. This time, instead of berating him as she had always done, she took his arm and led him into the living room. She sat him down in an easy chair, put his feet up on the ottoman and took his shoes off. Then she went behind him and started to cuddle him a little. After a while, she said to him, "It's pretty late. I think we had better go upstairs to bed now, don't you?"

At that, Harry replied in his inebriated state, "I guess we might as well. I'll get in trouble if I go home anyway!"

1. 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

2. 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

3. Wednesday, November 12, 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/20/14

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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Written primarily by John Lennon (09 Oct 1940 - 08 Dec 1980),
but credited (as were all Beatles songs written by either person) to
, 1965

Recorded by The Beatles, 1965

Help, I need somebody,
Help, not just anybody,
Help, you know I need someone, help.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me.

And now my life has changed in oh so many ways,
My independence seems to vanish in the haze.
But every now and then I feel so insecure,
I know that I just need you like I've never done before.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me, help me, help me, oh.

"Help!" midi courtesy of - 09/21/10

"Help!" lyrics courtesy of - 09/21/10

"Help Me!" Image courtesy of - 09/21/10

Animated Bar 20 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/06/10

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

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!

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!

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!!

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

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

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

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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