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01/08/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Dream Lover

“I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night.”

- Bill Watterson
(b. 05 July 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This Newsletter theme just popped into my mind again.

BONUS - - Dream Lover - Bobby Darin on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1959


"Dream Lover" is a song written and recorded by Bobby Darin on March 5, 1959. It was produced by Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler and engineered by Tom Dowd. It is considered a soulful rock song. The song became a multi-million seller, reaching #2 in US charts and was #1 in UK for three weeks during July 1959.[1] It was released as a single on Atco Records in 1959. In addition to Darin's vocal, the song features Neil Sedaka on piano[2]. A picture sleeve was also issued for this record.

The song is featured in the movie "Hot Shots!" starring Charlie Sheen. It is played during a scene in which Sheen's character performs several stunts on a motorcycle, trying to impress a girl. Darin's recording is also played, in full, during the end credits.

The song was also used in Michael Apted's movie "Stardust" (1974) and Barry Levinson's debut film "Diner" (1982).


   Happy Birthday today to    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)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND  Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND  Joe Dickson ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

11 -   My Brother-in-Law, the late Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (d. 07 May 2005) AND   Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND  Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND  Ron Smith ('65) of VA AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA AND  FlyLady of NC;

13 -  My Grandson, Hunter Huber (Overhills HS, NC - '21), of NC;

14 - Ronnie Todd ('63);

15 - The late Skippy Weitz ('57) (d. 22 Nov 2012) AND  Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


January 08, 1917 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announced his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I.


January 08, 1940 - Britain introduced food rationing.

January 08, 1945 - Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units entered the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attacked Japanese Imperial forces.


Monday, January 08, 1968 - Nuffin'. Again. Just nuffin'.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/07/15:

“Sometimes the greatest love is not found in the dramatic scenes that poets and writers immortalize. Often, the greatest manifestations of love are the simple acts of kindness and caring we extend to those we meet along the path of life.”

- Joseph B. Wirthlin
(11 June 1917 - 01 Dec 2008)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/08/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

   From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 01/05/18 - "INDEFATIGABLE BOMBASTS TO CONTINUE":
Can we all be nice? No!

By Harry M. Covert

Here we go. No more promises, or pontifications, resolving to do better in this and that. For the next 363 days the outlook is magnificent. Can we just be nice? This all sounds good. I suspect all the happy talk will be subdued and the disagree-ers will continue their indefatigable bombasts.

Forgive me, please, all of you sweet people. I can remind everyone, no matter how you cut it, good news honestly and truly isn’t good news. Feel good stories are wonderful. Our human nature isn’t always so good.

What headlines get the most attention and comments? I’m not being sarcastic here, but maybe more than a bit cynical. News reporters, editors and readers, too, are excited and emboldened by murders and razor parties as described by Baltimore’s sage. Just read his books. His initials are HLM and fun to read and reread often these days.

On this Second Day of the New Year, the verbal calisthenics will get under way. We have to inflame the public. That’s how advertising and subscriptions are generated. Besides, it’s fun. Let’s know, is it more titillating to read of the criminal activities of unknowns, or the shenanigans of so-called celebrated persons. I’m of the latter style, and I’m not apologizing after all these years in the public discourse. Plus, the enemy in all of us humans love to chuckle at the sins and shortcomings of others and not ourselves.


People watching is especially enjoyable. We all are excited by incredible successes of personages. We’re even sassier when personal failings involve them. How fast we all ignore facts that there is redemption for all kinds of failures. Public awareness can be devastating. Few recall the admonition, “confess your sins to God and He’ll forgive and forget. Confess your sins to a man or woman and they may forgive but they’ll tell everybody.” The scions of the public prints, however, have a tough job. How to report and inform readers? Just report and let the consumers make up their own minds. That’s too easy.

All this sounds sweet and nice and kind. It’s not always so. In all likelihood, it will never happen through the rest of 2018 or our lifetimes. I can’t help it. I like to hear the stories. Truth, Justice and the American way. How great is that no matter how each and every individual hears it?

Since the days of first reading our scholastic newspaper in the fifth grade, Weekly Reader, I’ve been enthralled with the news. All this blabber about fake news, which has permeated the modern vernacular, has upended the free exercise of reportage. It keeps us racing to the phones, to contacts, to editors and readers. This isn’t eloquent. I can say it’s fun even when analysts get in the way of good stories.

Agatha Christie said in one of her great tales, “old sins cast long shadows.” That old Virginia alleged reprobate, Thomas Jefferson – the two-dollar bill man from Monticello – said “he’d rather have a free press and no government than a government and no free press.”

A humorist once wrote that presidents should be allowed to hang at least one opponent after the election. President Herbert Hoover said he could consider several for the honor. Over the course of the remaining days of 2018, imagine the list that President Donald Trump would have in mind?

Ain’t news wonderful? Of course it is. Just tell the stories and have fun. The pictures of commentators in the neck stretching? Present company excepted, of course, but it would be thrilling. Do you have a list of the recipients? We all do. Let me have them, please. ◄◄◄◄◄
     Thank you for these delicious insights, Harry!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 01/06/18:

    Thanks, Domi! That explains a lot!

  From Drusilla West Groce ('56) of VA - 01/06/18:

  Thank you so much, Drusilla!

“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.” 

- Mitch Hedberg
(24 Feb 1968 - 19 Mar 2005)

  From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/26/17 - "Wishing you all a fantastic 2018!!! (#8 in a series of 10)":

  Wishing you all a fantastic 2018!!!

Let today be a day to take life less seriously.
Take the weight of the world off your shoulders.
Choose Joy!

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

     BRILLIANT! Thank you, Shari!


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):

24 Modern Granny Squares - "Learn how to crochet granny squares that are stylish and updated! These aren't your granny's granny squares, that's for sure. With 24 Modern Granny Squares, you'll find creative and unique crochet granny square patterns for all sorts of projects. Granny square patterns can get pretty boring and dull if you use the same basic crochet granny square over and over again. While basic crochet granny squares have their place in our crochet projects, sometimes we all just need something a little different. You want people to notice your crocheted afghans and if you use these crochet squares people will definitely notice. This is your chance to learn how to crochet granny squares with that extra bit of flair, pizzazz, and craziness that you crave."


Stacey Winklepleck's Dreamy Spa Cloth - "Sometimes you just need a little pampering. The nubby bumps of the slip stitch seed pattern with the softness of the Comfy yarn creates a perfect cloth to wash away the stresses of the day. Use a heavier cotton such as Dishie and you’ll be have a dishcloth that will scrub your dishes sparkling clean The reverse side is even pretty too! "


Grandma's Gourmet Chicken Pot Pie - "There's nothing quite as down-home comforting as a creamy casserole dish that reminds us of Grandma, and that's exactly what this recipe from Polly in Maine does. Her family loves to eat Grandma's Gourmet Chicken Pot Pie while sharing beloved stories about Grandma. We bet your family will love this dish, too!"

Macaroni and Cheese Pie - "If your family loves baked macaroni and cheese, then they're going to be so excited when you serve 'em a slice of this Macaroni and Cheese Pie. And, since you don't have to pre-cook the macaroni, you better believe this baked mac 'n' cheese recipe is extra easy!"

Creamy Crunchy Slaw - "Whether you like your slaw creamy or crunchy, this one delivers both! Direct from the Mr. Food Test Kitchen, we've come up with a Creamy Crunchy Slaw for you to make that will have everyone green with envy!"


From - 01/07/18:

A football fan is a guy who’ll yell at the quarterback for not spotting an open receiver forty-five yards down the field...

... and then head for the parking lot and not be able to find his own car!


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 10, 2018 -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 01/05/18

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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Dream Lover

Written and recorded by Bobby Darin (14 May 1936 - 20 Dec 1973), 1959

Every night I hope and pray
A dream lover will come my way
A girl to hold in my arms
And know the magic of her charms
'Cause I want (yeah-yeah yeah) a girl (yeah-yeah yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah yeah) my own (yeah-yeah)
I want a dream lover so I don't have to dream alone

Dream lover, where are you
With a love, oh, so true?
And a hand that can hold,
To feel you near as I grow old?
'Cause I want (yeah-yeah yeah) a girl (yeah-yeah yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah yeah) my own (yeah-yeah)
I want a dream lover so I don't have to dream alone

Someday, I don't know how,
I hope she'll hear my plea
Some way, I don't know how,
She'll bring her love to me

Dream lover, until then,
I'll go to sleep and dream again
That's the only thing to do,
Till all my lover's dreams come true
'Cause I want (yeah-yeah yeah) a girl (yeah-yeah yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah yeah) my own (yeah-yeah)
I want a dream lover so I don't have to dream alone

Dream lover, until then,
I'll go to sleep and dream again
That's the only thing to do,
Till all my lover's dreams come true
'Cause I want (yeah-yeah yeah) a girl (yeah-yeah yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah yeah) my own (yeah-yeah)
I want a dream lover so I don't have to dream alone

Please don't make me dream alone
I beg you don't make me dream alone
No, I don't wanna dream

"Dream Lover" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 01/13/12 (sic)

Pink Heart Image courtesy of - 01/13/12 (sic)

Pink Hearts Line clip art courtesy of - 09/29/04

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

Animated Military Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

FlyLady Logo courtesy of - 10/13/11

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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

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