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11/14/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Can't Take My Eyes Off You

“But to see her was to love her, love but her, and love her forever.”

Robert Burns, “Ae Fond Kiss”, 1791
(25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This song was suggested by my friend, Tammy, whose father sang it at her wedding reception some years back. Thanks, Tammy!

BONUS #1 - - Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons

BONUS #2 - - Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams


"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" is a 1967 single by Frankie Valli. The song was among Valli's biggest hits, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a gold record. It was Valli's biggest "solo" hit until he hit #1 in 1975 with "My Eyes Adored You".[1] The song has had a major cultural impact, with hundreds of cover versions, many of which have been on the charts themselves in different countries. The song is a staple of television and film soundtracks, even being featured as part of the plot of some films, such as when the lead characters sing or arrange their own version of the song. The Valli version was also used by NASA as a wake-up song for a mission of the Space Shuttle, on the anniversary of astronaut Christopher Ferguson...

The song was written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio...


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

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to    the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

21 - June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND   The late Rose Woodard Groff ('65) (deceased 10/14/84)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 14, 1940 - In England, the city of Coventry was heavily bombed by about 500 German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral was almost completely destroyed.

November 14, 1941 - The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sank due to torpedo damage from the German submarine U-81 sustained on November 13.

November 14, 1941 - In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murdered 9000 Jews in a single day.


Thursday, November 14, 1963 - Hmm. It must have been a very boring day, as I can find nothing to report.

  From Corkie Collie (Warwick HS - '60) - 11/14/13 - "birthday notice":

I hope this is where I place a significant birthday for the Newsletter. My wife,  June Veneris Collie (Hampton High School Class of 1962) has her 70th birthday Nov 21, 2013. She is still as pretty and smart as ever!!! She reads this website every day. We will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary June 20, 2014. I am Corkie Collie (WHS Class of 1960). We live in Verona, VA (7 miles north of Staunton). Thanks for the Newsletter and I hope you can insert this info. Thanks!!

   You did indeed come to the right place, Corkie! Thanks so much! I've added your beautiful wife to our birthday page:

   Congratulations on your upcoming Golden Wedding Anniversary!

      From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 11/12/13 - "Premiere":

Everyone take a vacation to Seville, Spain in February to hear the premiere of my solo clarinet piece, Tango for One, which was chosen to be performed on the Composer's Voice Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame concert at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Cartagena on Februrary 14, 2014. Woot!

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Congratulations, Charis!

     From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 11/12/13 - "November Newsletter from the 47th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival - Entry Deadline!":

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You are very warmly invited to submit your entries into one of the oldest & finest film & video competitions in the world! We offer Remi Awards & Honors in 10 major categories, not just 2! Competition for Features, Shorts, TV Production, TV Commercials, Student Productions, Screenplays, Music Videos, New Media, Experimental, Films for Business & Industry and Documentary entries (New Music Video & New Media categories)!
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The 46th WorldFest's 2013 top honors- The Remi Grand Awards went to the following International Productions:


* BEST THEATRICAL FEATURE ~ First Dog, USA, directed by Bryan Michael Stoller, and First American Cinema, Ca. Bryan, a longtime WorldFest alumni personally accepted the award along with Canadian producer, Gary Bosloy, and main attraction, Little Bear. the four-legged star of the show.  
* BEST FILM & VIDEO ~ Flight of the Butterflies, directed by Mike Slee, SK Films, Canada 
* BEST TV & CABLE PRODUCTION ~ Icarus's Dream directed by Hyoung-Woon, Kim of the Korean Broadcasting System, Seoul, S. Korea 
* BEST NEW MEDIA ~ Avengers of Xtreme Illusions, Shawn Welling, Welling Films, Hous., TX, USA 
* BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM & VIDEO ~ Red Tulips, A Story About Forgetting, director, producer, writer, Lucida Films, LLC, Brooklyn, NY. 
* BEST SHORT SUBJECT, The Memory Sculptor, Ken Ochiai, Photosynth Entertainment, Japan & La.Ca. 
* BEST STUDENT FILM, Hoe Kan Ik U Helpen, Wooter Wiggeleer, Ledeberg, Ghent, Belgium  
* BEST TELEVISION COMMERCIAL, Paul Harvey, "The Farmer"- Dodge Ram, The Richards Group, Dallas, TX. 

* BEST MUSIC VIDEO~ Stax - The Early Years, API Photographers, Inc., Memphis, TN  

Other top winners this year at WorldFest included Special Jury Award honors to: Moroccan/French filmmaker Ben Souda, for feature film Behind Closed Doors (Derriere les Portes Fermes); The Mystical Laws (Shinpi-No-Hou), Isamu Imakake (Cowboy Bebop); 

Sebastian Grobler's Der Ganz Grosse Traum; Bryan Ramirez's Mission Park, an FBI drama; Benoy, Badal & Denish with Houston producer Ash Shah on hand to accept; The Sorrows with Arty Papageorgiou & Phoebe Gittins jetting in from New Zealand to accept and Lost for Words by WorldFest alums, Stanley and Maria Orzel here from Hong Kong to accept. WorldFest Best Actor Remi Awards go to Bretten Lord in Lad: A Yorkshire Story, UK.; Best Actress, Emma Vilarasau in Unknown Number (Desclassificats), Catalan/Spain; Best Supporting Actor, Alan Gibson in Lad: A Yorkshire Story, UK and Best Supporting Actress, Priscilla Barnes inFirst Dog, USA. The Russian-American Publication sponsored the Best Foreign Film Award and presented by Olga Tarasova went to multi-winner, Uncle Hank from Stetz Film, The Netherlands, directed by Elbert van Strien with writer Bert Bouma on hand to accept.


Win your Remi at the upcoming 47th WorldFest!

   MORE WOWZERONI-RINI!  Thanks, Hunter!

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 11/13/13 - "Lambeau Field":

Those who attended the game said it was extremely emotional to see the entire bowl of the stadium turn red, white and blue.
It took 90 workers two weeks to get all of the colored card boards mounted under each seat.
Each piece of card board had eye slits in them so the fans could hold up the colored sheet and still see through the eye slits.
Every seat had to have the proper card, with no mistakes, to make this happen.

Monday night 11/14/2011 at Lambeau Field

This is what ESPN failed to show you Monday night, 11/14/2011.
Apparently, they thought their dumb commercials were more important than showing this scene for about 5 seconds.


Your Freedom Wasn't and Still Isn't Free!
   ABSOLUTELY! Thanks so much, George!

From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 11/12/13 - "Unemployment Explained.....":

  COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 7.8%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%

COSTELLO: You just said 7.8%.

ABBOTT: 7.8% Unemployed.

COSTELLO: Right, 7.8% out of work.

ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%.


COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 14.7% unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, that's 7.8%.

COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 7.8% or 14.7%?

ABBOTT: 7.8% are unemployed. 14.7% are out of work.

COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, Congress said you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.


ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.

COSTELLO: What point?

ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work can't be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn't be fair.

COSTELLO: To whom?

ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But ALL of them are out of work.

ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment rolls that would count as less unemployment?

ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?

ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how they get it to 7.8%. Otherwise it would be 14.7%. Our govt. doesn't want you to read about 14.7% unemployment.

COSTELLO: That would be tough on those running for reelection.

ABBOTT: Absolutely!

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work.

ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like an Economist.

COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!

ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like Congress.

   SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, John!

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 11/14/13 - "Crochet?"

  Can you please figure out how to make these for me in a different color? :D

   Certainly! Just let me know what color you'd like! Thanks, Adrienne!


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - Autumn Leaves Belt - Angelic Charm Bookmark

BONUS RECIPES - Beefy Pizza Casserole - "It's not delivery, it's casserole! Try one of the simplest, best casserole dishes on pizza night. Beefy Pizza Casserole has all the ingredients of a pizza and a little something more that will surely satisfy. Don't tip the delivery man, tip the cook." - 2-Step Skillet Chicken Broccoli Divan - "This 2-Step Skillet Chicken Broccoli Divan from Campbell's is the epitome of easy chicken recipes you must-try. With only 6 ingredients and minimal steps, it's too simple to pass up! Add this to your no-fuss recipe list."

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/06/13 - "Some Things People Regret the Most Before They Die (#9 in a series of 19)":

  AMEN! Thank you, Shari!


From - 11/13/13:
"Frank, if you have 20 dollars and Bill takes away 14. What would you have?” asked the teacher.

"A fight!” answered Frank.

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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/02/13

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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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Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Written by Bob Crewe (b. 12 Nov 1931) and Bob Gaudio (b. 17 Nov 1942)

Recorded by Frankie Valli (b. 03 May 1934), 1967

You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off you.
You'd be like Heaven to touch.
I wanna hold you so much.
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I'm alive.
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off you.

Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak,
But if you feel like I feel,
Please let me know that it's real.
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off you.

I love you, baby,
And if it's quite alright,
I need you, baby,
To warm a lonely night.
I love you, baby.
Trust in me when I say:
Oh, pretty baby,
Don't bring me down, I pray.
Oh, pretty baby, now that I found you, stay
And let me love you, baby.
Let me love you.

You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off you.
You'd be like Heaven to touch.
I wanna hold you so much.
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I'm alive.
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off you.

I love you, baby,
And if it's quite alright,
I need you, baby,
To warm a lonely night.
I love you, baby.
Trust in me when I say:
Oh, pretty baby,
Don't bring me down, I pray.
Oh, pretty baby, now that I found you, stay...

"You're Just Too Good to Be True" midi courtesy of - 11/21/11

"You're Just Too Good to Be True" lyrics courtesy of - 11/21/11

"Love at First Sight" Image courtesy of - 11/21/11

Divider Line 151 clip art courtesy of - somewhere or other - 02/01/10

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of of - 06/16/08

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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