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01/03/19 - NNHS Newsletter
Three Little Birds

“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”

J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird, 1902
(09 May 1890 - 19 June 1937)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

     Due to matter persistent technological difficulties of the worst kind, I found it necessary to choose an entirely new theme for today's Newsletter. In honor of its being January 3, I selected Three Little Birds.

BONUS - Three Little Birds - Bob Marley and the Wailers


"Three Little Birds" is a song by Bob Marley and the Wailers. It is the fourth track on side two of their 1977 album Exodus and was released as a single in 1980. The song reached the Top 20 in the UK, peaking at number 17. It is one of Bob Marley's most popular songs. The song has been covered by numerous other artists. The song is often thought to be named "Don't Worry About a Thing" or "Every Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright", because of the prominent and repeated use of these phrases in the chorus.

The source of Marley's inspiration for the lyrics of "Three Little Birds" remains disputed. They are partly inspired by birds that Marley was fond of, that used to fly and sit next to his home.[1] Tony Gilbert, a long time friend of Marley, was present at the time he was writing the song and elaborated, "Bob got inspired by a lot of things around him, he observed life. I remember the three little birds. They were pretty birds, canaries, who would come by the windowsill at Hope Road."[1] However, three female singers from the reggae group I Threes who did shows with Marley claim it is a reference to them.[1] I Threes member Marcia Griffiths remarked, "After the song was written, Bob would always refer to us as the Three Little Birds. After a show, there would be an encore, sometimes people even wanted us to go back onstage four times. Bob would still want to go back and he would say, 'What is my Three Little Birds saying?'"[1]


    Happy Birthday today to The late Carl Rossman (Hargrave Military Academy - '66) (d. 04/24/16)!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to
Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND   Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND Randy Tosh ('63) of VA AND     My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

05 -  Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND   the late Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 24 Apr 2010) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA;

06 -    Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND  the late Steve Veazey ('60) (d. 10/29/17) AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;

07 -   Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57) AND  My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of NC

08 -      Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND   Pat Branch Coltrane ('57) AND Bill Collins ('63) AND  Ruth Thom Chapman ('63) AND the late Garland Reece ('70) (d. 23 Mar 2001);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND the late Joe Dickson ('66);

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND  Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND  the late Bob Parrish ('68) (d. 12 Jan 2013)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

January 03, 1919 - At the Paris Peace Conference, Emir Faisal I of Iraq signed an agreement with Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann on the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.


January 03, 1925 - Benito Mussolini announced he was taking dictatorial powers over Italy.

January 03, 1944 - Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington was shot down in his Vought F4U Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

January 03, 1945 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima and Okinawa in Japan.


January 03, 1969 - Entrepreneur, casino executive and sports promoter Lorenzo Fertitta was born Lorenzo Joseph Fertitta in Las Vegas, Nevada.

January 03, 1969 - Race car driver Jarmo Lehtinen was born in Finland.

January 03, 1969 - Race car driver Michael Schumacher was born in Hürth, West Germany.

January 03, 1969 - Luger and bobsledder Gerda Weissensteiner was born in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy.

January 03, 1969 - Astronomer Jean Focas (b. Jean-Henri Focas on 20 July 1909 in in Corfu) died from a heart attack while in Greece, where he was visiting for the holidays.

January 03, 1969 - Actor Tzavalas Karousos [Τζαβαλάς Καρούσος] (b. 08 Sept 1904 in Lefkada) died in Paris, France at the age of 64.

January 03, 1969 - Actor Howard McNear (b. Howard Terbell McNear on 27 Jan 1905 in Los Angeles, California) died in San Fernando, California shortly before his 64th birthday.

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”

- James Lane Allen
(21 Dec 1849 - 18 Feb 1923)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/03/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 01/02/19:

    On this first "Hump Day" of the new year, the world settles down after the wonderful season and gets back to the basics. But one thing remains the same and it is that a cold and beautiful ocean dawn never changes, it's timeless. So, enjoy and realize what that dawn is telling us. It is that we are mere specs on earth but we are blessed to have a Creator who loves us so much that with his love and grace we are invincible through Him. God bless you all and let's make this year a glorious one.

   Thank you, Jimmy!


From My Friend, Esther, of NC - 01/01/19, 2:40 PM:

  And 2019 is off to a GREAT start ☀

     INDEED! Thank you, Esther!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 01/02/19:


“In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.”

- Janos Arany
(02 Mar 1817 - 22 Oct 1882)


From - 01/02/19:

Q. Why don't skeletons ever get mad?

A. Because nothing ever gets under their skin.


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, January 09, 2019 -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 12/30/18

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good 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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Three Little Birds

Written by
Bob Marley (06 Feb 1945 – 11 May 1981), 1977

Recorded by Bob Marley and the Wailers, 1977

"Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right! "

Rise up this mornin',
Smile with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou: ")

Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right! "

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou: "

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry! "
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry!
"'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right" - I won't worry!
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, oh no!
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

“Three Little Birds” lyrics courtesy of  -  01/04/19 (sic)

“Three Little Birds” image courtesy of - 01/04/19 (sic)

Vine Line 20 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/04/19 (sic)

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

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!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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