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01/11/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Chapel of Love

“Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him
a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.

- H. L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques, 1916
(12 Sept 1880 - 29 Jan 1956)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   For some reason I was thinking today's theme song was written about eight years earlier than it was. My mind plays funny tricks on me from time to time!

BONUS - - Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups, 1964



"Chapel of Love" is a song written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector, and made famous by The Dixie Cups in 1964, spending three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. There have also been many other versions of this song. This was also the debut release of the new Red Bird Records run by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller along with George Goldner.

The song tells of the happiness and excitement the narrator feels on her wedding day, for she and her love are going to the "chapel of love", and "we'll never be lonely anymore." Previously recorded by The Ronettes and The Blossoms, the definitive version of the song was recorded by The Dixie Cups in 1964. The first recorded version was done by Darlene Love in April 1963.

The song was ranked #279 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, being the group's only song on the list.


   Happy Birthday today to My Brother-in-Law, the late    Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (deceased 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!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to My Grandson,   Hunter Huber of Alberta!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 - Ronnie Todd ('63);

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

16 -   Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND   Howard Smith ('63) of VA AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;

17 -   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;

18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND    F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 



January 11, 1942 - Japan declared war on the Netherlands and invaded the Netherlands East Indies.

January 11, 1942 - The Japanese captured
Kuala Lumpur.

January 11, 1943 - The United States and United Kingdom gave up territorial rights in China.

January 11, 1944 - Galeazzo Ciano was executed on Benito Mussolini's orders. Ciano was the son-in-law of Mussolini.

January 11, 1945
- Greek Civil War: Last day of the Dekemvriana clashes in Athens, Greece: the British-backed Democratic National Army and the communist rebel National Liberation Front signed a truce.


Monday, January 11, 1965 - Wrestler Mascarita Sagrada was born (real name unknown) in San Felipe Pescador, Zacatecas, Mexico.

Monday, January 11, 1965 - Darts player Roland Scholten was born in The Hague, Netherlands.

Monday, January 11, 1965 - Footballer and coach Aleksey Zhukov (Алексей Жуков) was born in Russia.

Monday, January 11, 1965 - Baseball player Wally Pipp (b. Walter Clement Pipp on 17 Feb 1893 in Chicago, Illinois) died of a heart attack in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the age of 71


     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 01/10/15 - RE: Five More NNHS Newsletters Announcement:

Hey!! I was clicking on John Clark obit and got Elvis!!


   YOWZERONI! Thank you, Sarah Sugah! This is the second time in 2015 this faulty linking has happened, and we're not even two weeks into the New Year! The problem lies in the way those odious announcements are sent.

   My mailing list consists of eight batches, each containing about 75 names. What goes to the first batch is then recopied and sent to the other seven batches. This takes anywhere from ten to twelve minutes each day. If the first announcement is correct, the other seven will follow suit - and the reverse is equally true. The sad truth is I have no way of checking those links in advance. Once the announcements go, they're gone, never to be recalled or amended, nor am I able to correct them for 24 hours.

   As some issue with the linking has obviously arisen which I cannot identify in advance nor correct, from henceforth we will have a new announcement procedure.

   Each announcement will contain the main link with a note of what to seek. For instance, this one would probably say:

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Two new editions of the NNHS Newsletter - plus a place to find the real link to one from Friday - are ready for you now.

   CLICK HERE:; then look for these three issues and click on them:

01/09/15 - John Clark - Class of 1957

01/11/15 - Elbert Powell - Class of @ 1951

01/11/15 - Chapel of Love

   Y'all remember those who weep and mourn - and take good care of each other!

       Love to all, Carol 

Thanks again, Lady - you've just saved me an enormous amount of time and stress!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/10/15 - "Auto Trivia": 

Trivia about autos, along with great pictures.

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Haul Party! Let's see. Of the 39 questions, I correctly answered # 6, 22, and 25. I am mighty proud of myself!

From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA - 01/10/15:

     Thanks, LaMerle! Paul's computer mouse died a couple of weeks ago - and he was just a baby!


“We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.”

- Sir Boyle Roche
(Oct 1736 – 05 June 1807)


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/22/14 - "Modern Times (#18 in a series of 30)":

   How sad!   

     INDEED! Thanks, George!



        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/09/15 - "A few examples of why we seniors get confused (#1 in a series of 26)":

  Confusing……..or maybe tooooo true!

     Thanks, Dools!



    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/10/15 - "Commentaries On Life ;-)) (#1 in a series of 26)":


          Thanks, Jimmy!


BONUS LOVE KNOT CROCHET PATTERN: - Emily Chappelle's Solomon’s Knot Shawl - "The Solomon’s Knot Shawl is definitely my most popular pattern. There aren’t that many patterns out there that use this stitch, but it’s a shame… the Solomon’s Knot stitch (aka True Lover’s Knot Stitch, Hail Stone Stitch, or Love Knot Stitch) is beautiful and a great way to show off special yarn."


BONUS COUPLES SHOWER RECIPES: - Couples Shower - "Kick off the happily-ever-after with a shower for the bride and the groom. Food creates a sense of occasion and gives everyone something to do while they're meeting new people, chatting with old friends, and sizing up the future in-laws. This classic shower finger food menu features smoked salmon and feta cheese parcels, bites of crisp cucumber and grassy dill over savory cream cheese, and luscious little cupcakes drizzled with raspberry puree..."


From - 01/10/12:
A salesman telephoned a household, and a four-year-old answered.

Salesman: May I speak to your mother?

Child: She is not here.

Salesman: Well, is anyone else there?

Child: My sister.

Salesman: O.K., fine. May I speak to her?

Child: I guess so.

There was a long silence on the other phone. Then:

Child: Hello?

Salesman: It’s you. I thought you were going to call your sister.

Child: I did. The trouble is, I can’t get her out of the playpen.


1. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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 01/09/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Chapel of Love

Music and lyrics by
Jeff Barry
(b. 03 Apr 1938), Ellie Greenwich (23 Oct 1940 – 26 Aug 2009) and Phil Spector (b. 26 Dec 1939)

Recorded by
The Dixie Cups, 1964

Spring is here
The sky is blue
Birds all sing
As if they knew
Today's the day
We'll say I do
And we'll never be lonely anymore
Because we're

Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love

Bells will ring
The sun will shine
I'll be his and
He'll be mine
We'll love until
The end of time
And we'll never be lonely anymore
Because we're

Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love

"Chapel of Love" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Chapel of Love" lyrics courtesy of 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Chapel of Love clip art courtesy of - 01/08/06 (don't ask....)

Animated Pulsing Hearts clip art courtesy of - 05/03/03

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

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

FlyLady Logo courtesy of - 10/13/11

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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 Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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