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10/30/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Spooky

“Hold on, man. We don’t go anywhere with “scary,” “spooky,”
“haunted,” or “forbidden” in the title.”

- Shaggy (Scooby-Doo)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We've waited an entire year to use Ivan Anker's suggestion for today's theme song:

  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 11/01/11 - "Missed Opportunity":


You missed the chance of picking two songs for your Halloween edition. They were "Spooky" and "Monster Mash". Guess we'll have to wait 'til next year.

Ivan '67

   So we did. You know what they say - "Better Nate than Lever" (or something like that), so here's the first one! Thanks, Ivan!

BONUS - - Spooky - Classics IV


"Spooky" was originally an instrumental song performed by saxophonist Mike Sharpe (Shapiro), written by Shapiro and Harry Middlebrooks, Jr.,[1] which first charted in 1967 hitting #57 on the US pop charts. [2] Its best known version was created by The Classics IV when guitarist James Cobb and producer Buddy Buie added lyrics centering on a "spooky little girl".[3] In 1968, the vocal version of the song reached #3 in the U.S. (Billboard Hot 100) and #46 in the UK.[4]

Cobb (along with bandmates Robert Nix and Dean Daughtry) later became part of the Atlanta Rhythm Section and re-recorded "Spooky" in 1979. ARS's version hit #48 in the UK and #17 in the US.[5]

"Spooky" has also been covered by a number of artists including Dusty Springfield (whose version was featured prominently in the Guy Ritchie film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Andy Williams, Martha and the Vandellas, Michel Pagliaro (recorded song in French), Velvet Monkeys, Daniel Ash, Lydia Lunch, R.E.M., The Jazz Butcher, GoldieLocks, Imogen Heap, David Sanborn,[6][7] The Golden Cups, The Puppini Sisters, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Marc Antoine, The Boris Gardiner Happening, Phish[8][9] and The Lettermen.

The song's main riff is sampled in the song Why's Everbody Always Pickin' On Me? by Bloodhound Gang, released 1996.


   Happy Halloween Birthday tomorrow to   Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 -   Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND   Colin Faison ('58) of VA;

02 -   John Clark ('57) of VA;

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;

05 -   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND     My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of MD AND My Grandson,   Tom Harty of TX;

06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 30, 1941 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt approved U.S. $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations.

October 30, 1941 - 1,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi (in western Ukraine) were sent by Nazis to Belzec extermination camp.

October 30, 1944 - Anne Frank and her sister Margot Frank were deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

October 30, 1945 - The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing.


Tuesday, October 30, 1962 - Cricketer Courtney Walsh was born Courtney Andrew Walsh in Kingston, Jamaica.


1.  NADA.


1. NADA.

  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 10/29/12 - "Thank You":

  ...I don't even know how to begin to thank my Typhoon Buddies for all you have done for me. I had no idea you cared so much. I have nothing but good memories of you guys. Thanks, Bobby, Linda, Barry, Joe, and Rick.  

I was so sad and then I started hearing from these old friends... made me so happy, much less what they gave me.  Thanks for your part in this.  I hope to be caught up soon.

Love you all, Jamey

   This is such great news, Jamey! We - all of us - wish you the very best!


  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 10/29/12 - "Medical Issues":

I didn't tell you about my new medical problem.  I flunked a liver enzyme test.  Four labs were three times normal value, so I got a CAT scan.  My liver and spleen were twice normal size.  Hepatitis was negative.  I'm seeing a specialist on Wednesday.


   WHAT?!? Let us know what you find out on Wednesday, Jamey. Meanwhile, we'll redouble our thoughts and prayers for you.


From - 10/29/12:


Guards at Tomb of the Unknowns to remain on-site during hurricane

WASHINGTON—Hurricane Sandy is expected to slam the East Coast and the federal government is shut down—but the U.S. servicemen who guard the outdoor Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery will remain on duty.

"They will not abandon their post," an employee who answered the Arlington Cemetery's phone confirmed to Yahoo News. He identified himself as "George," but was not authorized to speak on the record to the media.

The tomb, located just outside Washington, D.C., holds the remains of unidentified soldiers from World War I, World War II and Korea.

Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns
in Arlington, VA.
(U.S. Army Photo)

From My Friend, Col. Mike, of HI - 10/29/12:

Remember that at all times during the storm that is hitting the East Coast, a member of the Old Guard will be manning his post guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. Army Strong.

   Absolutely amazing! Thank you, Mike!

From My Friend, Dan, of Northern VA - 10/29/12:

  Just in case people forget, there are Amazing soldiers standing at the Tomb through this craziness.

This photo was taken during a storm in September 2012. The Guards are out there today (10/29/2012), still guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Bless these soldiers, The Old Guard, and their mission which they uphold with such honor --

   This is very humbling to consider, isn't it?!? Thanks, Dan!

September 2012
(Photo by Karin Evink Markert
of Northern VA )

   From Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia - 10/29/12:

Hey, Carol,

Any news from Eastern Seaboard folks re: Hurricane Sandy/Frankenstorm? Hope everyone is okay...

Down here in Oz, being late Spring, the weather could hardly be more opposite: we're set for a 90F sunny day before it cools off again tomorrow.

All our best to everyone, keep dry, warm and safe, y'all.

Carla & Ray Cripps

   Hi, Carla - so good to hear from you!

   As of this moment, I have not heard any negative news from any of our people. In fact, those whom I thought would certainly have had a problem escaped unscathed, which was a tremendous blessing!

   The Daily Press posted images and videos of flooding, especially in Poquoson and in Hampton along Chesapeake Avenue, but I suppose we'll have to wait to hear from individuals about how they were impacted. We'll post such news as it arrives.

   Thanks so much for checking, Carla - enjoy your summer!

From My Friend, Cheryl, of NC - 10/29/12 - "Red Kettles & Bell Ringers":

 The following was sent to me by  Master Chief Griffin, USN, RET. I had the pleasure of knowing her when I was stationed at NAS Norfolk. She was an awesome lady then and at age 78, she is still awesome today.

Good Evening.  After I retired from the Navy in 1976, I enrolled in Eastern Nazarene College.  The burser at the College was a Salvationist and she invited me to attend the Quincy Corps.  From 1977 until I closed down my Ceramic Business in 2005 I was a Bell Ringer as well as other Volunteer positions for the Salvation Army.  I certainly can vouch for the Christian dedication to helping the less fortunate by and through the Salvation Army.  I say this with true humility that working with the Salvation Army, I learned how to help without looking for earthly "atta-boys".  We used to say that how you reach out to the down trodden is by "Soup--Soap--Salvation".  When I told the Corps Officers that I was going down to Kentucky for 30 days and work at the Christian Appalachian Project with Father Beiting, in order to help them set up a Ceramic Business, they arranged to have a free will offering taken up during the Sunday Service before I left for KY.  The people in the Appalachian area are destitute yet very proud.  The Salvation Army in that very area assists C.A.P. whenever assistance is requested.  I am, to this very day, a great admirer of the dedication of the Salvation Army and I strongly recommend that you consider praying for the Organization as well as supporting them.  God Bless.   LAIC,  Barbara

As you open your pocketbook this Christmas season consider the following. ~

Red Kettles & Bell Ringers

As you open your pocketbooks for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind:

The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. 96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

The American Legion National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

No further comment is necessary.

   Thank you so much, Cheryl! I have repeated this information more than once here, and will continue to do so!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/29/12 - "Elmo, The Civilians and Navy Day":

So, Elmo's agreement with the civilians has been broken as well--is that what you're telling me? The paragraphs I referenced left one to believe that Navy Day was still celebrated on October 13th.!!
Of course, if        Sepi (Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) needs to have that distinction of her birthday and Navy Day, I'll not be the one to take from her!
But, who is going to tell Elmo and The Civilians that their agreement is now a mute point? Your paragraphs, of the NL dated 10/27/12, didn't address that issue.
I worry about these things...


   Oh, dear, Wayne Honey, I see that my explanation was as clear as mud. I'll try again, but I don't think I'll do any better this time. See, Navy Day (which probably only we and Dimples alone now celebrate) always will be on October 27. The nation's "official" celebration is the Navy's Birthday on October 13. This is also the birthday of          my #1 son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL  - who was even born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital 42 years ago.  As you are no doubt aware, according to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 42 is the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", so for this one year, if you have any momentous questions, pass them along to me and I will refer them to Lewis (who despite his birth now works in a civilian capacity on an Air Force Base), and we shall all be edified, I am so sure. - this is absolutely fascinating reading, by the way.....

   But I digress. The nation - Elmo and the civilians included - will celebrate when and what they will. We here shall continue to observe (and celebrate where possible) anything and everything we can find together - Armed Forces Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, John Paul Jones' Birthday, the Birthdays of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Marine Corps, plus many more holidays, secular and religious, sacred and silly. That is who we are, that is what we do!

   Thanks, Wayne Honey - it's always a treat and pleasure!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/29/12 - "Mixture":

Laws of Life:

* Murphy's First Law for Wives: If you ask your husband to pick up five items at the store and then you add one more as an afterthought, he will forget two of the first five.

* Kauffman's Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.

* The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take-home pay.

* Miller's Law of Insurance: Insurance covers everything except what happens.

* First Law of Living: As soon as you start doing what you always wanted to be doing, you'll want to be doing something else.

* Weiner's Law of Libraries: There are no answers, only cross-references.

* The Grocery Bag Law: The candy bar you planned to eat on the way home from the market is hidden at the bottom of the grocery bag.

* Lampner's Law of Employment: When leaving work late, you will go unnoticed. When you leave work early, you will meet the boss in the parking lot.


Get your Omega 3's!

For people who do not like to eat fish, you can use Flaxseeds to get your essential weekly Omega 3 fats. Flaxseeds can be bought at any local nutrition store. Many companies offer the seeds already ground, but can be expensive. You can purchase Flaxseed in bulk for much less money and you can grind them in your coffee grinder. One tablespoon in any meal per day will increase your health. You may also consume the whole flaxseed without grinding them, however, your body does not absorb it as quickly and easily.

Stay Healthy! Live Better!



"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

- Mother Teresa

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be."

- Anne Frank

Household Tip

Do not store dried herbs and spices near the kitchen stove because the heat will cause them to lose flavor.


Captain Reeves

Captain Reeves needed my assistance to get 17.8 million out of Afghanistan. At least that's what the email said. Of course, I should believe him because he's a captain.

I'm sure that in exchange for my "assistance," I would receive a sorely needed reward of perhaps a couple of million for my invaluable aid.

I could use a couple of million right now. I've got bills. I'm sure that you could use a couple of million too, but the likelihood of it coming from Captain Reeves from Afghanistan or any other dubious figure from some foreign country is not only unlikely, it's likely to drain you of what money you do have.

The thing about these scams is that they are still working.

The old version was a letter explaining that you had some very large sum of money (usually millions) that was coming to you.

Once you calmed down and contacted your benefactors, they expertly proceeded to extract money from you for various fees required to get your millions to you. After all, what's a few thousands to get millions?

The letters have now been replaced by email and the scams run from displaced widows of military dictators to a foreign lottery. How can you win a lottery that you've never played?

You would think that if they sent you the money up front that you couldn't lose. Guess again. Our company or rather innocent citizens were recently the victims of just such a scam.

Crooks sent thousands of envelopes containing a letter and a$2,500.00 check. The letter claimed that the check was from the marketing department of our company and they needed them to participate in a marketing test. They needed people to deposit the checks into their accounts and then send $2,250.00 by Western Union to a foreign company. This would test how well certain employees treated them. They kept $250.00 as payment for their participation.

People actually fell for it and two weeks later they got a note from their banks saying the check was a fraud and the bank was charging them for the entire $2,500.00.

Sooner or later Captain Reeves (or perhaps General Sincere) will contact you with some seemingly too good to be true deal.

Remember this MountainWings Moment so that you won't have a Misery Moment.

~A MountainWings Original~

   Thanks, Shari!

   From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 10/29/12 - "What A Nice E-mail!":

Dear Lord,

Every single evening
As I'm lying here in bed,
This tiny little prayer
Keeps running through my head:

God bless all my family
Wherever they may be,
Keep them warm
And safe from harm
For they're so close to me.

And God, there is one more thing
I wish that you could do;
Hope you don't mind my asking,
Please bless my computer too.

Now I know that it's unusual
To bless a motherboard,
But listen just a second
While I explain it to you, Lord.

You see, that little metal box
Holds more than odds and ends;
Inside those small compartments
Rest so many of my friends.

I know so much about them
By the kindness that they give,
And this little scrap of metal
Takes me in to where they live.

By faith is how I know them
Much the same as you.
We share in what life brings us
And from that our friendships grew..

Please take an extra minute
From your duties up above,
To bless those in my address book
That's filled with so much love.

Wherever else this prayer may reach
To each and every friend,
Bless each e-mail inbox
And each person who hits 'send'.

When you update your Heavenly list
On your own Great CD-ROM,
Bless everyone who says this prayer
Sent up to GOD.Com.



   HOW SWEET! Thank you, Eva!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 10/29/12 - "One Kind Word":

  So very true! - Easy Ways to Remove Sticky Labels and Gummy Residue - Common Household Solutions to a Gummy Problem

BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET PATTERNS: - Lisa Hamblin's Ghost Fridgie - "Some ghosts can be scary, but not this little guy. Crochet this cute Ghost Fridgie for yourself or for a friend. This is an easy crochet pattern you can use to decorate your kitchen for Halloween. It's impossible to resist this cute little ghost." - Doni's Pumpkin Coaster - "If you're looking for a multipurpose Halloween decoration idea, this Crocheted Pumpkin Coaster is just the thing. This easy crochet pattern functions as a practical bar accessory as well as festive holiday decor. It can be used at Thanksgiving, too." - Sarah Zimmerman's Teeny Tiny Pumpkin - "Make this Teeny Tiny Pumpkin Pattern and add a touch of fall to your home. It's an easy crochet pattern to complete. This adorable crocheted pumpkin would look great on the Thanksgiving dinner table add a handful to your cornucopia centerpiece or put one at each guest's plate. It's also a great decoration for Halloween, too."

BONUS PETRIFYING HALLOWEEN SNACK RECIPES: - Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops - "Don't you just love Halloween crafts that double as dessert? These clever Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops are almost too cute to eat, but as they're made of mint and chocolate they're hard to resist! If you're not a marshmallow fan, you can also make Frankenstein pops out of doughnut holes or cake balls." -  Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts - "There are tons of great Halloween treat ideas, but sometimes you just want something easy like these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts. These spooky Halloween treats are a perfect activity to do with your kids. They'll love adding fun faces to their Halloween ghost treats, and you'll enjoy eating the fruits of their labor!" - Eyeball Sub - "Halloween recipes can be a blast to make with the family. So get your kids excited and break away from the sweet for a bit with these Eyeball Sub sandwiches. I can't decide if they are cute or creepy but I love them."

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/10/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#21 in a Series of 25)":
  Some more memories.

Some of these photos will blow you away.

A Baby Boomer's Time Machine

   MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#4 in a Series of 22)":  


     AWWWWW! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!  

Yep, I peed.


From - 10/29/12:

Our generation never got a break. When we were young they taught us to respect our elders. Now that we are older, they tell us to listen to the youth of the country.

1. Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 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.

2. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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 10/30/12

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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- Classics IV, 1968

In the cool of the evening when ev'rything is gettin' kind of groovy,
I call you up and ask you if you want to go and meet and see a movie,
First you say no, you've got some plans for the night,
And then you stop, and say, "All right."
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.

You always keep me guessin', I never seem to know what you are thinkin'.
And if a fella looks at you, it's for sure your little eye will be a-winkin'.
I get confused, 'cause I don't know where I stand,
And then you smile, and hold my hand.
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.

If you decide someday to stop this little game that you are playin',
I'm gonna tell you all what my heart's been a-dyin' to be sayin'.
Just like a ghost, you've been a-hauntin' my dreams,
So I'll propose... on Halloween.
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.

Oh-whoa, all right,

"Spooky" midi courtesy of - 10/25/12

"Spooky" lyrics courtesy of - 10/25/12

Spooky Image courtesy of - 10/25/12

Animated Mist Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/30/09

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

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

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of - 08/01/10

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!

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

Sad Face clip art courtesy of - 08/03/08 (re-saved 02/16/09)

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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