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11/13/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
You Go to My Head

“Beauty is worse than wine; it intoxicates both the holder and the beholder.”

- Aldous Huxley
(26 July 1894 - 22 Nov 1963)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Oh, c'mon, you know how it is once Frank starts singing to me.  Besides, I already had the matching graphics!

   I'm giving you both of his recorded versions.  Oh, sure, several other people recorded it as well, but seriously, it's all about Frank!

   (The second one is much more beautiful than the first.  How nice to improve with age!)

BONUS #1 - - You Go to Me Head - Frank Sinatra, 1946

BONUS #2 - - You Go to Me Head - Frank Sinatra, 1960



   November 13, 2009, 8:35 AM - More than 155,000 Dominion customers are currently without power in Virginia, with more than 147,000 of those customers centered in the coastal region.

   November 13, 2009, 11:37 AM - More than 142,000 now without power.,0,6501168.story


  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 11/13/09, 12:02 AM:

Hi Typhoons,

Just got word that there is going to be a "Breakfast Brunch" in Croaker (Williamsburg) this Saturday at 9am at the Candlelight Kitchen Rest.  The Class of 1960 invites any and all the members of NNHS to attend.

Directions: Take I-64 to Croaker Exit 231A-Norge, go 1 1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candlelight Rest on right.   This is the information that I received today.  I have not been able to send any of this info due to all power out due to storm.  Just now 11:25pm got power back on. Hope to see lots of my 1962 folks there.  Pat (Merilic - '62) and Gene ('60) Duncan will be there along with lots of other NNHS grads.  Hope weather holds out for you to make it.

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

15 -    the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA;

16 -    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);

17 - Ronald Creech ('57);

18 -   Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 12, 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.

November 12, 2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed an executive order that would allow for military tribunals to try any foreigners captured with connections to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. It was the first time since World War II that a president had taken such action.


Friday, November 13, 1964 - Musician Steve Wong Ka-Keung (Beyond) was born in Hong Kong.

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/12/09 - "RE:        #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX":

Hi Carol,

I noticed your son in uniform and that he lives in Texas. Is he stationed near Fort Hood where all the shooting took place?

Glenn Dye

   No, Glenn, blessedly, he isn't.  Brent's stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso several hundred miles away from the site of the tragedy (you know how gia-normous Texas is!).

 Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, Glenn!

  I'm still trying to locate a complete list of the names of the wounded, as we've known so very many soldiers in the last eight years. I finally did find these articles:

    I also found this story which may interest all you quilters out there:

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 11/12/09 - "remembering veterans":

My dad was career Air Force. My ex was career Army; his father was career Air Force, and died on active duty in 1967. Most of my male relatives served, as did many of my friends.

There is a temporary residence for homeless veterans here in Manchester, NH and two more 20 miles south in Nashua, and up in Tilton perhaps 50 miles north is the State Veterans Home for elderly and disabled veterans.

These places are flooded with gifts and donations and visitors on Veterans' Day, on Memorial Day, on the 4th of July. The rest of the year they scramble to meet needs.

So I say thank you, as often as I can, at other times. Toss a turkey and a whole boneless pork loin and a couple of bags of frozen shrimp and some vegetables and sauces and gravies in the car and drop it off at Liberty House some Saturday morning early when they weren't expecting it. Pick up extra toiletries when they are on sale and I have a coupon until I have several bagfuls of toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, dental floss, paper towels, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, first aid supplies, etc. to drop off. Bake a couple of cakes and 5 loaves of homemade bread and drop them off.  Take up a collection from my little Druid congregation-- we don't usually take up collections!-- and go buy useful things-- heavy socks and gloves, with winter coming, to go over. 

Veterans' Day should be every day.

   WOWZERONI! How very thoughtful of you, Domi! You're setting a fine example for the rest of us - all of whom I'm sure would agree with your sentiments, even if we don't always seem to manage to match your acts of compassion!

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 11/12/09 - "Plaque honoring me!!":

  This plaque has been put up in my honor at Dunleavy's Pub on Sullivan's Island, SC, where we've been vacationing about every year for 15 years:

   That's perfectly delightful, Ronnie! GIGGLING CONGRATULATIONS!

October 20, 2009, 11:20 AM
Dunleavy's Pub
Sullivan's Island, SC

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/10/09 - "It's called Christmas!!!!":



So glad your you're back!!!  We sure missed you but I'm sure you needed a break.  I just wanted to pass this on, it says what so many of us are thinking.  I hope it becomes the #1 Christmas song this year!!!

click here:

 Joyce Cahoon

   GIGGLES! Thanks so much Joyce! I must say I prefer this to the South Park version of the same sentiment, which expresses the same idea a bit (okay, more than a bit) more crudely! 

  From Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA - 11/10/09 - "This is great!":

This sounds like a great idea to account # is......................

Economic Solution

This was an article from the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday, February 8, 2009.
 The Business Section had asked readers for ideas on 

 "How Would You Fix the Economy?"  

 Dear Mr. President,
 Patriotic retirement:

There're about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance with stipulations.

They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed. 

 They either buy a house/pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.

   I love this! Thanks, Robert!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 11/12/09 - "Thinking Test":

Think Test. Give it a try...


   YOWZERS! I answered 15 out of 20 correctly, Ruthie! Thanks for the fun!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/12/09:

Eating Chocolate

Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans. Bean = vegetable. Sugar is derived from either sugar CANE or sugar BEETS. Both are plants, which places them in the vegetable category. Thus, chocolate is a vegetable.

The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.

Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite, and you'll eat less.

Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.

If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated. You can't let that happen, can you? 



There was a knock at the door. It was a small boy, about six years old. Something of his had found its way into my garage, he said, and he wanted it back.

Upon opening the garage door, I noticed two additions: a base- ball and a broken window sporting a baseball-sized hole. "How do you suppose this ball got in here?" I asked the boy.

Taking one look at the ball, one look at the window, and one look at me, the boy exclaimed, "Wow! I must have thrown it right through that hole!"


1. The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold a "Breakfast Brunch" on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 9:00 AM at the Candlelight Kitchen Rest in Croaker (Williamsburg). Directions: Take I-64 to Croaker Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candlelight Rest on Right. - ANY AND ALL FORMERS STUDENTS OF NNHS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!

2.  Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - The Class of 1957 will hold its Holiday Party at Angelo's on Route 17.  RSVP no later than December 6.  For details, contact Pat Beck Letzinger at - CLASS OF 1957

3. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - The Class of 1958 will hold its annual Holiday Party at Al Fresco Italian Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue. For details, contact Joe Drewry at - CLASS OF 1958

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

5. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

   Thanks, Brenda - I've posted this in the usual places!

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/10/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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You Go To My Head

Words by Haven Gillespie (06 Feb 1888 - 14 Mar 1975)

Music by J. Fred Coots (02 May 1897 - 08 Apr 1985), 1938

Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1946 and 1960

You go to my head and you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning 'round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne
You go to my head like a sip of sparkling Burgundy brew
And I find the very mention of you
Like the kicker in a julep or two

The thrill of the thought that you might give a thought to my plea
Cast a spell over me
Still I say to myself get a hold of yourself
Can't you see that it never can be

You go to my head with a smile that makes my temperature rise
Like a summer with a thousand Julys
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes
Though I'm certain that this heart of mine
Hasn't a ghost of a chance in this crazy romance
You go to my head
You go to my head

"You Go to My Head" midi  (sequenced by Gene Confrey) courtesy of - 11/12/09

"You Go to My Head" lyrics courtesy of - 11/13/09

Image of Glasses of Wine courtesy of - 08/08/06

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

Red and Pink Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy
of - 02/16/06

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

Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!

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!

Acorn clip art courtesy of - 11/13/09

Animated Ringing Gold Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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