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11/15/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us,
with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell
of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”

Sir Tom Stoppard
(b. 03 July 1937)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   You know what today is, doncha? That's right! It's The Great American Smokeout!

   Personally, as a teenager, the only time I tried to smoke a cigarette, I burnt my nose trying to light up, so I never envisioned it as a hobby for myself.  Then I never had to quit!

BONUS - - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - The Platters


"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is a show tune written by American composer Jerome Kern and lyricist Otto Harbach for their 1933 musical Roberta. It was sung in the original show by Tamara Drasin and originally recorded by Gertrude Niesen on October 13, 1933, on the Victor label 24454. It was performed by Irene Dunne for the 1935 film adaptation, co-starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Randolph Scott.

Possibly the most famous version was recorded in 1958 by The Platters, which became a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 — it reached number three on the R&B charts in 1959[1] — and on the UK charts, where it spent five weeks at the top in February and March of that same year.[2]

It has been covered by numerous artists, beginning with Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra with Bob Lawrence on vocal, which went to the top of the charts in 1934, and including Nat "King" Cole, who first covered it in 1946. It also featured in Lovely to Look At, a 1952 remake of Roberta, where it was sung by Kathryn Grayson. In 1956, Vic Damone covered this song with a very different rendition, which became one of his most famous songs.

For bandleader Ray Conniff, it was one of his signature songs during his career. A 1972 remake by British band Blue Haze, formed by Johnny Arthey and Phil Swern,[3] also became popular. Saxophone player Boots Randolph did an instrumental version of the song on the B-side of his LP Yakety Sax. Bryan Ferry recorded a quavering version of the song in 1974 on the album Another Time, Another Place, which reached number 17 on the UK charts in September 1974. Jerry Garcia, who was named after Jerome Kern, released a music video in the early 1990s covering the song, with actress Ashley Judd sitting in the background listening. In the early 1990s, the song was performed by Eartha Kitt as part of her work with a small jazz combo in Germany; these recordings are preserved under the name Thinking Jazz.


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 15, 1942 - The Heinkel He 219 made its first flight.

November 15, 1942 - The Battle of Guadalcanal ended in a decisive Allied victory.

November 15, 1943 - Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler ordered that Gypsies and "part-Gypsies" are to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps". (see Porajmos)


Friday, November 15, 1963 - Tennis player Andrew Castle was born Andrew Nicholas Castle in Epsom, Surrey, England.

Friday, November 15, 1963 - Rugby player Benny Elias was born in Tripoli, Lebanon.

Friday, November 15, 1963 - Conductor Fritz Reiner (b. Frederick Martin Reiner on 19 Dec 1888 in Budapest, Hungary) died in New York City, New York at the age of 74.

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/14/13 - "Two young boys walked into a pharmacy ...":
Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter.

The pharmacist at the counter asked the older boy, "Son, how old are you?"

"Eight," the boy replied.

The man continued, "Do you know what these are used for?"

The boy replied, "Not exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's four."

"Oh, really?" the pharmacist replied with a grin.

"Yes," the boy said. "We saw on TV that if you use these, you would be able to swim, play tennis and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do none of those."

Thanks, Joyce!

From - 11/11/13 - "Live Joyfully":

9 Secrets for a Joyful Life

By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Joy is our birthright - a gift of Spirit. Discover the choices you can make to lead a joyful life.

1. Self-Compassion Rather Than Self-Judgment

In the 44 years I've been counseling clients, I've never had a client who was not judging themselves—and not realizing the profound negative effects of self-judgment. Most are afraid to let go of self-judgment, believing that without judging themselves, they will sit and do nothing. When they finally take the risk of self-compassion, they realize that, far from doing nothing, they are now motivated to be far more productive and creative. If they were previously doing well, it was in spite of their self-judgment, not because of it. If they were not doing well, it was because the self-judgment was immobilizing them.

Moving into compassion for ourselves—for our painful feelings, for our mistakes and failures, for being human—is magical! Self-compassion opens us to learning, healing and new choices that can bring us much joy.

2. Make it Okay to be Rejected

How much energy do you spend trying to be perfect, saying or doing the 'right' thing, giving yourself up, avoiding being yourself, and not being spontaneous? The big false belief here is that we can have control over how others feel about us and treat us. What if you accepted that you don't have this control over others, just as they don't have this control over you? What if you accepted rejection as a fact of life, and instead of attaching your worth to what others think, you define your own worth?

3. Define Your Intrinsic Worth

There are two ways to define your worth – extrinsically and intrinsically. When you define your worth extrinsically, you are defining yourself by your looks, achievements and performance—and by what others think of your looks, achievements and performance. This is a very hard way to live, as you constantly have to strive to feel like you are okay—and failure is not okay.

When you define your worth intrinsically, you define yourself by your inborn eternal qualities—the qualities that don't fade with age. While looks and performance fade with age, intrinsic qualities such as kindness, caring, compassion, goodness, creativity, passion, aliveness, joy, curiosity, courage and integrity can deepen with age. When you define yourself by your intrinsic worth, you are valuing who are, and then what you do becomes an expression of who you are, rather than a definition of your worth as a person.

4. Make it Okay to Fail

When you know you are inherently worthy, then it becomes okay to fail. Rather than failure defining your lack of worth, failure becomes a learning experience, letting us know what else we need to learn. Making it okay to fail and not seeing failure as defining you in any way opens the door to trying new things that can bring you much joy.

5. Don't Take Others' Behavior Personally

Once you define your intrinsic worth, it becomes much easier to not take others' behavior personally. When you know and value who you are intrinsically, then you accept that others' unloving behavior is about them rather than about you.

6. Stay Present in Your Body

When you live in your head rather than in your body, you are thinking rather than experiencing. You are missing the moment, which is where joy is. Staying in your head, thinking about the past or future, is a form of control that most of us learned as we were growing up to protect against pain. But pain and joy live in the same place in the heart, so when we avoid the pain of life, we also avoid the joy of life. Rather than avoiding pain through staying in your head and through various addictions, why not learn how to manage the pain of life through developing your spiritual connection? Then you can stay present in your body, experiencing the beauty, joy and wonder of the present moment.

7. Intent to Learn/Love Rather than Intent to Protect/Control

Our intent is what governs how we feel and behave. When our intent is to protect against pain with some form of controlling behavior—trying to control our feelings, others and outcomes—we end up abandoning ourselves and may feel anxious, depressed, empty, alone, guilty and/or shamed. When our intent is to learn about loving ourselves and sharing our love with others, our heart opens and we receive the joy that is an aspect of Spirit.

8. Higher-Self Dominion

When we give dominion to our mind to govern our thoughts and actions, we will likely feel badly rather than joyful. The mind has been programmed with many false beliefs that can cause us much pain. When we open to learning with our spiritual guidance and give our higher-self dominion over our thoughts, choices and actions, we operate from truth. The truth truly does set us free!

9. Gratitude

Finally, when we focus on what we do have rather than complaining about what we don't have, and when we choose gratitude throughout the day for all the small and beautiful things about life, our heart opens to the experience of joy.

While this might seem daunting, just start with practicing number one—self-compassion rather than self-judgment. As you get better and better at this, you will find the other choices much easier to do.

About the Author:

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a best-selling author of 8 books, relationship expert, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® process - featured on Oprah, and recommended by actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette. Are you are ready to heal your pain and discover your joy? ...Visit our website at for more articles and help...

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/06/13 - "Some Things People Regret the Most Before They Die (#10 in a series of 19)":

  AMEN! Thank you, Shari!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry, not theme related): - Mary Kathryn Vaughn's Slouchy Spiral Hat - "This Slouchy Spiral Hat has a unique look when you use multiple colors while working it up. As you follow the crochet instructions you'll start to notice a spiral pattern emerging. The crochet hat is worked side to side instead of top to bottom." - Michael Sellick's Colorful Crochet Hat - "This Colorful Crochet Hat can be worn during the winter season or as a fashion statement during the summer season. This free crochet had pattern can be made with any colors you want, but we think the rainbow colors used here look great. The bright colors really pop against the black hat. Colorful crochet hats like this one are perfect to wear in the middle of winter they're an instant pick-me-up for dreary days. "

BONUS THANKSGIVING RECIPES: - Slow Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey - "They say you can't rush art, and this Slow Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey is no exception! Create your masterpiece by following this simple roast turkey recipe. Thanksgiving roast turkey recipes like this one will be the toast of your menu." - Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie
- "This is a sweet potato pie just like grandma used to make. The recipe is no frills: simple and straightforward, and of course delicious. Try it as the end to your Thanksgiving meal."


From - 11/14/13:

A customer at a counter of a garden ornament shop said to the cashier, “Give me four of those pinwheels, two of those pink flamingos, two of those sunflowers, and one of those bent-over grandmas in bloomers.”

The cashier replied, “That’ll be eight dollars for the pinwheels, ten for the flamingos, six for the sunflowers, and an apology for my wife!”

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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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

   Words by Otto Harbach (18 Aug 1873 – 24 Jan 1963)

Music by Jerome Kern (27 Jan 1885 – 11 Nov 1945), 1933

Recorded by The Platters, 1958

They asked me how I knew
My true love was true
Oh, I of course replied
Something here inside cannot be denied

They said someday you'll find
All who love are blind
Oh, when your heart's on fire
You must realize
Smoke gets in your eyes

So I chaffed them and I gaily laughed
To think they could doubt my love
Yet today my love has flown away
I am without my love

Now laughing friends deride
Tears I can not hide
Oh, so I smile and say
When a lovely flame dies
Smoke gets in your eyes
Smoke gets in your eyes

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" midi courtesy of - 11/13/07

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" lyrics courtesy of - 11/13/07

"Smoke Gets into Your Eyes" Image courtesy
of - 11/14/07

Animated Blue Light Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/01/10

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 - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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