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10/14/14 - 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]


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

   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  AND  the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64(deceased 06/03/06);

19 -   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND Mike Ozmer ('63) 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!


October 14, 1933 - Nazi Germany withdrew from The League of Nations.

October 14, 1938 - The first flight of the Curtiss Aircraft Company's P-40 Warhawk fighter plane.

October 14, 1939 - The German submarine U-47 sank the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within her harbour at Scapa Flow, Scotland.

October 14, 1940 - The Balham subway station disaster in London, England occurred during the Nazi Luftwaffe air raids on Great Britain.

October 14, 1943 - Prisoners at the Nazi German Sobibor extermination camp in Poland revolted against the Germans, killing eleven SS guards, and wounding many more. About 300 of the Sobibor Camp's 600 prisoners escaped, and about 50 of these survived the end of the war.

October 14, 1943 - The American Eighth Air Force lost 60 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers in aerial combat during the second mass-daylight air raid on the Schweinfurt ball-bearing factories in western Nazi Germany.

October 14, 1943 - José P. Laurel took the oath of office as President of the Philippines (Second Philippine Republic).

October 14, 1944 - Athens, Greece was liberated by British Army troops entering the city as the Wehrmacht pulled out. This cleared the way for the Greek government-in-exile to return to its historic capital city, with George Papandreou, Sr., as the head-of-government.

October 14, 1944 - Linked to a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was forced to commit suicide.


Wednesday, October 14, 1964 - Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.

Wednesday, October 14, 1964 - Leonid Brezhnev became the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and thereby, along with his allies - such as Alexei Kosygin - the leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), ousted the former monolithic leader Nikita Khrushchev, and sent him into retirement as a nonperson in the USSR.

Wednesday, October 14, 1964 - Baseball player and manager Joe Girardi was born Joseph Elliott Girardi in Peoria, Illinois.

Wednesday, October 14, 1964 - Voice actor David Kaye was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Wednesday, October 14, 1964 - Painter, author, and critic Olu Oguibe was born in Aba, Eastern Nigeria.

Wednesday, October 14, 1964 - Radio host Jim Rome was born James Phillip Rome in Tarzana, California.

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/12/14 - "Important Safety Announcement from HP":

I am forwarding this to make sure anyone who has one of these adapters gets it replaced.

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL INFORMATION – PLEASE READ - Important Safety Recall announced - HP AC Power Cord Replacement Program

   Thank you so much for this important notice, Ruthie!

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN 10/13/14 - " House Concert This Saturday... Oct 18th - Two Roses and a Thorn!":

  Another great event on tap for this Saturday night with Bruce Michael Miller (Thorn) and Two Roses, Lisa Carver and Victoria Banks

Also playing this Saturday and making their first appearance ever in Nashville "Mason Dixon & Backwood Brotherhood".. three brothers from West (Bye Gosh) Virginia

Also playing is Nashville's own Jenny Tolman along with Marti Ryan and Alisha Lynn Sheely

RSVP to me at

Doors Open at 7:00 PM
Bring Covered Dish to Share and Your Own Drink
$15 cover goes to the featured songwriters
Ladd Park residents get in 2fer1

 Thanks, Terry!
Y'all have fun!


    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 10/13/14 - "Always Smile Back":

       ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Jimmy! It's a good idea to smile back at "adults" too; some of us never really grow up!  

  From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 10/13/14 - "I Noticed...":

  OUTSTANDING! Thank you, Evelyn!

        From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 09/18/14 - "So God Made a Dog (#19 in a series of 23)":
  Too precious to miss!

Baby Sitters...

Does it get any better than that ?

        AWW! Thanks, John Darlin'!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/23/14 - "A little food for the soul (#13 in a series of 28)":
  INDEED! Thank you, Joan!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/12/14 - "Autumn Decor (#13 in a series of 17)":

  OH - SOOO PRETTY! Thanks, Shari!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related): - An Autumn Tunic - "The deep red color of this pattern really is for the autumn season. This is an easy crochet pattern you can get started on for the next autumn season. It's never too early to plan your wardrobe."

BONUS SOUP RECIPE (Sorry, not theme related): - Copy Cat Panera Bread Squash Soup - "Now you can create this classic recipe right in your own kitchen. Copycat Panera Bread Autumn Squash Soup is a light meal that is both sweet and creamy. This particular recipe is vegan, paleo, and gluten-free, which means you can still eat right while enjoying this delicious creation. Have a bowl of this soup for lunch, or serve it on the side with your favorite sandwich. This recipe will make you forget all about Panera's original recipe. Who needs to go out when you can make your own delightful soup right at home?"


From - 10/13/14:

Wife: “There’s trouble with the car. It has water in the carburetor.”

Husband: “Water in the carburetor? That’s ridiculous.”

Wife: “I tell you the car has water in the carburetor.”

Husband: “You don’t even know what a carburetor is. Where’s the car?”

Wife: “In the swimming pool.”

1. 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 and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

2. 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 10/06/14

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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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!!

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

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