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11/13/13 - 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, right?

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

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

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


"You Go to My Head" is a 1938 popular song composed by J. Fred Coots with lyrics by Haven Gillespie.[1] Numerous versions of the song have been recorded, and it has since become a pop & jazz standard.

The song was recorded in 1938 by Teddy Wilson with a vocal by Nan Wynn. The same year it was recorded by Billie Holiday[2]

On 23 April 1961, Judy Garland performed the song at the Judy at Carnegie Hall concert.

... Frank Sinatra - with Axel Stordahl (1946), Nice 'n' Easy (1960)...

   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 13, 1941 - The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal was torpedoed by U 81, sinking the following day.

November 13, 1942 - Naval Battle of Guadalcanal – U.S. and Japanese ships engaged in an intense, close-quarters surface naval engagement during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

November 13, 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.

November 13, 2001 - War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signed an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts (any foreigners captured with connections to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001) on the United States. It was the first time since World War II that a president had taken such action.

Wednesday, November 13, 1963 - Football player Vinny Testaverde was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Wednesday, November 13, 1963 - Anthropologist Margaret Murray (b. Margaret Alice Murray on 13 July 1863 in Calcutta, India) died at the age of 100 .

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/12/13 - "GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT REMINDER":  
Glenn Dye presents an evening of Gospel Music Sat., Nov. 23rd at 6:00 PM at VICTORY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 518 Davis Street, Grand Prairie, TX featuring THE LATIMERS, and THE SONGFELLOWS QUARTET from Nashville, TX.

The Songfellows Quartet consist of Legends in Gospel Music such as Mr. Rick Strickland who sang tenor for J.D. Sumner Stamps Quartet, Mr. Ed Hill who also sang with J.D. Sumner Stamps Quartet, was back up vocal for Elvis Presley, and The Voice that announced at the end of the concert, "Elvis has left the building."

FREE admission Call 972-602-8844 for information.

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Glenn!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 11/12/13 - "Happy Veterans Day!":

I share this with pride and patriotism with you and others.


He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew whereof he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Bob has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.

He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.

It's easy to forget them,
For no hand did they receive
Just our Joe's and Moe's and Billy's
Went to battle, for this land,

It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Soldier--
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again.

For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:

Thank you so much, Jimmy!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/12/13 - "9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand":

An appropriate reminder of what we owe "The Greatest Generation".


9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day on September 25, 2013

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much for sharing this, Sarah Sugah!

From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 11/12/13 - "Noah":

     Thanks, George!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/11/13 - "A thought provoker at the end & Ironies...":
Australia video--very pretty waterfall and the blip of the guy doing a happy dance on the beach is cute.
How many days old are you?



A mother, accompanied by her small daughter, was in New York City. The mother was trying to hail a cab, when her daughter noticed several wildly dressed women who were loitering on a nearby street corner.

The mother finally hailed her cab and they both climbed in, at which point the daughter asked her mother, "Mommy, what are all those ladies waiting for by that corner?", to which the mother replied, "Those ladies are waiting for their husbands to come home from work."

The cabbie, upon hearing this exchange, turned to the mother and said, "Ahhhhhhh, C'mon lady!!!! Tell your daughter the truth!!!! For crying out loud. They're hookers!"

A brief period of silence followed, and the daughter then asked, "Mommy, do the ladies have any children?"

The mother replied, "Of course, dear. Where do you think cabbies come from?"


*-------------- Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes --------------*

A young woman was worried about her stress-related habit of biting her fingernails down to the quick, so her friend advised her to take up yoga. She did, and soon her fingernails were growing normally.

Her friend asked her if yoga had totally cured her nervousness. "No," she replied, "but now I can reach my toe-nails so I bite them instead."


*-- Funny Puns --*

1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm, and says: "A beer please, and one for the road."


An elderly gentleman checked into a New York hotel. The clerk mentioned the phone service the establishment made available for calling guests who wished to rise at an early hour.

"No need for that, young man," snapped the old timer. "I always wake up at five A.M. sharp - without an alarm clock."

"Very good, sir," the clerk replied, then asked, "Would you mind calling me at six?"


"A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog."

~Jack London~



Al Capone's older brother Vince was a policeman in Nebraska.

Alexander Graham Bell refused to have a phone in his study - the ringing drove him nuts.

The day Judy Garland died, a tornado touched down in Kansas.

Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.

Kodak founder George Eastman hated to have his picture taken.

P.J. Tierney, father of the modern diner, died of indigestion in 1917 after eating at a diner.


More facts...

Did you know ?

If you live an average life span, you'll spend a total of about six months on the toilet.

There are 34 bathrooms in the White House.

The average toilet will last about 50 years before it has to be replaced.

Alaska has more outhouses than any other state.

The first American to have plumbing installed in his house was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in 1840.

Toilet Rock, a natural rock formation shaped like a flush toilet, is in City of Rocks, New Mexico.


Seven Fingers

In response to the MountainWings issue, "Little Red Corvette."

Have you ever really sat back and realized the things we take for granted?

I did.

The date was March 20,2002.

I was at work (I'm a supervisor) training one of my new girls on a machine. We make speaker covers.

The machine was an air press that trims the part before it is shipped to major companies.

Unfortunately for me, she wasn't paying attention.

In a split second, my life was changed forever.

I lost three fingers in that accident, on my dominant hand. The surgeon was able to replant them, but a year later, I lost my index finger once again.

As it stands now, I may lose the other two as well.

Being a single mother of two girls, it was really tough doing everyday things that I've come to realize we take for granted;
tying shoes,
changing diapers,
washing dishes with one hand,
sweeping the floors,
drying my hair, get the picture.

I still have seven fingers.

Always remember to count your blessings and to thank GOD for all that you have, regardless of how small it may seem.

HE has certainly blessed my family and me. Without HIM, I would have never gotten through this tragedy.

~A MountainWings Original by Theresa Sweeney, Fountain Hill, AR~

   Thank you so much, Shari!

BONUS THANKSGIVING CROCHET PATTERNS: - Thanksgiving Turkey Hand Appliqué - with Surprise! - Thanksgiving Fall Place Mats

(BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related): - Chocolate Afternoon Delight - "This is one of the best pie recipes you'll ever try. Thanks to Susan Payne for giving this delicious pie it's name - Chocolate Afternoon Delight will surely be a delight to all who make this amazing pie." - Granny's Vintage Grits Pie - "A country classic, Granny's Vintage Grits Pie is a wonderful recipe that will have you eating slice after slice. Don't bother trying other pie recipes when you have this one on hand. Made with basic ingredients, it's an old fashioned recipe that has been passed down for generations. Make it a classic dessert in your home. Sweet and delicious, you'll cherish every bite."

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/06/13 - "Some Things People Regret the Most Before They Die (#8 in a series of 19)":

  AMEN! Thank you, Shari!


From - 11/12/13:
Herds of elephants from all over Africa were summoned to a meeting in the jungle.

As their national leader took his place on the stage, one of the African elephants trumpeted impatiently: “Come on, tell us what this is all about. We’re all ears.”

1.Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 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 11, 2013 - 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.

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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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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

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 Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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