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10/14/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Don't Speak

I don't speak negatively and I don't listen to those who do.”

- Ron Luce
(b. 11 July 1961)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I'm a big ol' No Doubt fan, doncha know.....

BONUS - - Don't Speak - No Doubt, 2003


"Don't Speak" is a song by the American rock band No Doubt. It was released in 1996 as the third single from the band's third studio album, Tragic Kingdom (1995). The song is presumed to be about the breakup of vocalist Gwen Stefani's seven-year relationship with bassist Tony Kanal.

Despite the song's popularity, "Don't Speak" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100 (as rules of the times required commercial singles for charting and one was not issued for the song), but it did reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay for sixteen weeks. The single also reached number one in Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, being No Doubt's most successful international single. "Don't Speak" was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1998 Grammy Awards.

The song was ranked at number 495 on Blender magazine's "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born".[2] The song is a playable track in the 2009 music video game Band Hero, and is also included as a downloadable song in 2008's Rock Band 2.

The song was written by Eric Stefani and Gwen Stefani and produced by Matthew Wilder. "Don't Speak" went through several rewrites. A live version that exists from April 1994 shows off a bouncy tune that has the same skeleton as the released version, but not the same urgency. A demo version also appeared on a demo CD, which was presented to Interscope Records prior to the release of the Tragic Kingdom album.[citation needed] Part of the song was performed on VH1 Storytellers on August 10, 2000. The song was written via multiple rewrites about the ending of the relationship between bassist Kanal and lead vocal Gwen Stefani...[3]


    From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA - 10/13/11 - "Please post":

Hi Carol,

  I'm going to participate in an art show and sale at the Hampton Yacht Club and thought many NNHS grads may want to attend. Here is the information.

Hampton Yacht Club FALL MARKET



11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thanks, Brownie Shaffer Haracivet - NNHS '62

   COOL BEANS! We wish you well, Brownie! (I love your bling-bling kitty cat!)

The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion on Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011.

Contact    Judy Leggett Elliott at or 757-868-1111.




   Happy Birthday today to       Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND       Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND   My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
18 -
Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA  AND   Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA  AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA;

19 -   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND    John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;

21 -   The late Mr. Julius Conn (deceased - Sept 1983)  AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND       Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND    Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



Monday, Oct. 14, 1861

The story of Missouri in the Civil War is often overlooked by history, but a long and often bloody story it was. The border state was very closely divided in sympathies, and perhaps the most unifying sentiment was a wish to be left alone. As this was not to be the case, the two sides both regarded it as vital to possess it. Missouri State Guard pro-secessionist Jeff Thompson issued a proclamation today calling on the people in Washington, Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francis and Iron Counties to join him in fighting the “yoke of the North.” He suggested that residents (the area is roughly between St. Louis and Cape Girardeau) “drive the invaders from your soil or die among your native hills.” Quite a number of his followers and their opponents would do precisely that.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1862

A number of Midwestern states conducted their elections for members of the United States House of Representatives today. Both North and South had an intense interest in these elections, for the same reason: a change in the makeup of the House could change the support of the Legislative Branch for the conduct of the War. The results seemed grim for Lincoln and the Republican Party, as the Democrats scored solid gains in the races in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania. The only source of support was, oddly enough, in Iowa, which voted solidly Republican. The shift was not enough to cost Lincoln his majority, but it was a source of hope in Richmond that perhaps the North was becoming tired of the war.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1863

The campaign in Northern Virginia, until now largely a matter of feint and maneuver and bluster and threat, broke into actual fighting near the little town of Bristoe Hill today. The lead units of the Army of Northern Virginia, under Gen. A. P. Hill, caught up with the trailing members of the Union army as that force was pulling back to keep themselves between the Confederates and Washington D.C. Hill’s force, however, was just not large enough to do serious damage when confronted by a determined Federal resistance. The delay allowed Hill’s men to dig in around Centerville to await the presumed main attack. There would be no Third Manassas.

Friday, Oct. 14, 1864

The continuing conflict between the Confederate cavalry expedition of Gen. Richard Early and his Union opponent Gen. Phillip Sheridan continued apace today. Over the last few weeks this venture, intended as a side venture to pressure Grant to send troops to suppress it and thereby relax the siege of Petersburg, had turned very sour indeed for Early. Since Sheridan had come East and been given the assignment to catch, kill, or drive him away things had gone from bad to worse. Skirmishing occurred today on Hupp’s Hill, Virginia, and not far away at Duffield’s Station, West Virginia. Both were near the town of Strasburg. The two armies were now just a few miles apart and moving slowly.

      From Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA - 10/13/11 - "Birthday":

Thank you for mentioning my birthday, Carol. 

Mickey Marcella

   You're most welcome, Mickey! That's one of my favorite functions of our site! I hope you have a great birthday, and that you hear from lots of your many friends!

  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 10/13/11 - "Stonewall Jackson Teacher photos":

Scanning some of My Dad's old negatives I found the following photos of Stonewall Jackson Elementary School Teachers.
April 1956
LEFT: Mrs. (or Miss) Dunn - Third
or Fourth grade teacher;
Mrs. Harrell;
RIGHT: familiar but I
cannot remember her name.
December 1959
Mrs. Dunn - probably Third
grade teacher but
not certain.
December 1959
Mrs. Dunn's class with her in the center rear.
I think this was my brother's class and as he
is not in the photo, I assume that he took it
with his Kodak Brownie Camera.
ID provided by Mary Helen Simms Patterson and Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA

Al Simms
NNHS Class of 1960

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much for these treasures, Al! I've added them to our archive:

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/13/11 - "how to shuck corn - AMAZING!!!!":

OK, Folks … this is not a joke.  BUT it is a neat trick to fix corn on the cob.  Take a minute for a look see.  Get that melted butter out and ENJOY.


For those of us who love corn on the cob, this is an absolute must see!

No mess to preparing it, no silks to try to brush out of the corn, it comes out clean.

   WOWZERS! That is the coolest trick EVER! Thanks, Joan!

   From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 10/13/11 - "Exercise Plan for all...approved by Medicare":

Finally a Exercise program that I approve and recommend.......
  Daily Exercise Routine For Seniors!

This is a 2" X 4" block of wood.

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the kind of car I drove.
But the world may be different because I was Important in the life of a child.

     Thanks, Eva! I LOVE this! 

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/13/11 - "Pregnant woman":


A lady about eight months pregnant got on a bus. She noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her. She immediately moved to another seat.
 This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again. The man seemed more amused. When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested.

The case came up in court. 

The judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself.

The man replied, "Well, your Honor, it was like this: 

"When the lady got on the bus,
 I couldn't help but notice her condition. She sat down under a sign that said, 'The Double Mint Twins are coming' and I grinned. 

"Then she moved and sat under a sign that said, 'Logan's Liniment will reduce the swelling,' and I had to smile.

"Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said,
'William's Big Stick Did the Trick,' and I could hardly contain myself.

"But, Your Honor, when she moved the fourth time
 and sat under a sign that said, 'Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident!' 

"... I just lost it."


Now keep that smile on your face and pass it on to someone else!!

     Thanks, Wayne Honey - we just did!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/13/11 - "Hail Mary... Very nice":

Hail Mary

Years ago a church group passed a framed picture of the Virgin Mary from house to house.

  According to the legend surrounding the picture, this same picture had been passed from house to house since 1938 and was passed through the second world war, in secret for fear of confiscation, discovery, and retaliation from the enemy.

To add to the mystery of the picture it was passed on by only one person. You gave it to that person and requested it be passed on to....and you would name the person. This was the way it was handled through the years, the idea being to protect the people receiving the picture.

Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.



Please keep the Blessed Mother moving from house to house.

Holy Mother of Jesus, intercede for us. We ask God to send you many blessings through His Son, Jesus Christ. AMEN!

   Thanks, Norris - this IS very nice!

WEBMISTRESS' NOTE: For those us you Newbies who've not picked up on this before, we are a very varied group, and we celebrate all holidays and religions together like the Big Happy Typhoon Family we have become.

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 10/13/11 - "360 degree photography - stunning and truly amazing":

OK, everyone, this is absolutely incredible!!  Note it is not just 360; it is 360 at every latitude...try going up or down!

Subject:  360 degree pictures . . . next generation photography - amazing!!
Don't get dizzy!!
You can also look straight up and down too.
Click on the pictures below and when they come up, click again and drag your mouse in any direction and the picture will give you a 360 degree view --- Amazing Photography!!!

   OOOH! Thanks, Jay Sweetie! This is quite incredible indeed!

   I think those who are subject to vertigo might want to pass this by, but the rest of y'all are in for a breathtaking treat!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/13/11 - "Job opening in South Florida":

This was sent to Harry by a friend who works at the Turkey Point Plant.
  Looking for an Ops Procedure Writer here at Turkey Point

All Points Bulletin for Procedure Writer..

Power Uprate revisions, should last about 2 years

Experience the thrill of South Florida..


Turkey Point Plant is south of Miami for those who are don't know.

   YOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks, Ruthie - and Harry!

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 10/13/11 - "Now out in paperback":

Too good not to share------------------ 

The book "Understanding Women" has finally arrived in book stores:

      Thanks, Janice!

  From Michael Sisk ('63) of CA - 10/07/11 - "Ghoulishly grand carved pumpkins - these are totally amazing!!! (#5 in a series of 18)":

  Getting close to Halloween...

Artist Ray Villafane began carving pumpkins on a lark for his art students in a small rural school district in Michigan. The hobby changed his life as he gained a viral following online and unlocked his genuine love of sculpting. Here are images of pumpkin carvings Villafane created over the past five years.

   Thanks, Michael! These are incredible! Mostly gross, but incredible, nonetheless! 

 President Barack Obama  

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/19/11 - "Wild shoes!!! (#18 in a Series of 19)":
  Which pair are you going to get??

Wild shoes!!! By Kobi Levi, Israeli shoe designer

   I love these - such fun! Thanks, Joan! Oh, these are just delightful! I wouldn't wear them personally for fear I'd break my neck, but I do love them! 



From - 10/13/11:

A salesman telephone a household, and a four-year-old answered.

Salesman: May I speak to your mother?

Child: She is not here.

Salesman: Well, is anyone else there?

Child: My sister.

Salesman: O.K., fine. May I speak to her?

Child: I guess so.

There was a long silence on the other phone. Then:

Child: Hello?

Salesman: It’s you. I thought you were going to call your sister.

Child: I did. The trouble is: I can’t get her out of the playpen.


1. 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

2. Saturday, October 22, 2011 - Hampton Yacht Club Fall Market - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Go see Brownie's art show and sale!

3. Thursday, November 3, 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.

4. Wednesday, December 14, 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.

5. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 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.

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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Don't Speak

Written by Eric Stefani (b. 17 June 1967) and Gwen Stefani (b. 03 Oct 1969)  

Recorded by No Doubt, 1995

You and me
We used to be together
Every day together always really feel
I'm losing my best friend
I can't believe
This could be the end
It looks as though you're letting go
And if it's real,
Well I don't want to know

Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me 'cause it hurts
Don't speak
I know what you're thinking
I don't need your reasons
Don't tell me 'cause it hurts

Our memories
They can be inviting
But some are altogether
Mighty frightening
As we die, both you and I
With my head in my hands
I sit and cry

It's all ending
I gotta stop pretending who we are...
You and me
I can see us dying ... are we?

"Don't Speak" theme and midi originally suggested by my (then) 17 year-old daughter, Adrienne Harty, of NC - 10/04/04
Thanks again, Adrienne!

"Don't Speak" midi courtesy of - 10/04/04

"Don't Speak" lyrics courtesy of - 10/04/04

No Evil Cherubs courtesy of - 10/04/04

No Evil Frogs used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 10/04/04

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

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!!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

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

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