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01/14/15 - NNHS Newsletter - It's Always You

The most important things are the hardest to say,
because words diminish them.”

- Stephen King
(b. 21 Sept 1947)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   At times such as these, Frank always seems to arrive to sing to me.  There seems to be no midi file for this 1940 classic, so just let him sing to you, too.

BONUS - - It's Always You - Frank Sinatra


   Happy Birthday today to Ronnie Todd ('63)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Skippy Weitz ('57) (deceased 22 Nov 2012) AND   Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

20 - Ware Morrison ('63) of VA;

21 - Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA!!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 14, 1942 - The U.S. and Great Britain agreed to have the British Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. Joint Chiefs work together to advise their leaders on military policy during the war.

January 14, 1942 - U.S. President Roosevelt issued an order that required all aliens to register with the government.

January 14, 1943 - Operation Ke, the successful Japanese operation to evacuate their forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign, began.

January 14, 1943 - Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office when he traveled from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.

January 14, 1943 - Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt met in Casablanca, Morocco (Casablanca Conference), to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war. This event was the first time an American president left American soil during wartime.


Thursday, January 14, 1965 -
Rebel Shamil Basayev was born Shamil Salmanovich Basayev ( Шамиль Басаев) in Dyshne-Vedeno, Chechen–Ingush ASSR, Russian SFSR. On 10 July 2006 he was killed at the age of 41 in Ali-Yurt, Ingushetia, Russian Federation.

Thursday, January 14, 1965 - Field hockey player Marc Delissen was born Marcus Johannes Elisabeth Leopold Delissen in Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands.

Thursday, January 14, 1965 - Ice hockey player Bob Essensa was born Robert Earle Essensa in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Thursday, January 14, 1965 - Chef and critic Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was born Hugh Christopher Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall in Hampstead, London, England.

Thursday, January 14, 1965 - Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul was born Paul Plissey in Fort Kent, Maine.

Thursday, January 14, 1965 - Rapper Slick Rick was born Richard Martin Lloyd Walters in Mitcham, London, England.

Thursday, January 14, 1965 - Actress and singer Jeanette MacDonald (b. 18 June 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) died of a heart attack in Houston, Texas at the age of 61.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/13/15:

“Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely.”

-  Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/02/15 - "Happy belated New Year!":

Happy belated New Year!

How True It Is!

Another year has passed
And we're all a little older.
Last summer felt hotter
And winter seems much colder.

There was a time not long ago
When life was quite a blast.
Now I fully understand
About 'Living in the Past'

We used to go to weddings,
Football games and lunches..
Now we go to funeral homes
And after-funeral brunches.

We used to have hangovers,
From parties that were gay.
Now we suffer body aches
And wile the night away.

We used to go out dining,
And couldn't get our fill.
Now we ask for doggie bags,
Come home and take a pill.

We used to often travel
To places near and far.
Now we get sore asses
From riding in the car .

We used to go to nightclubs
And drink a little booze.
Now we stay home at night
And watch the evening news.

That, my friend is how life is,
And now my tale is told.
So, enjoy each day and live it up...
Before you're too damned old!

   AMEN! Thanks, Billy!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/12/15 - "Human Kaleidoscope":

Take a few minutes and watch this. I guarantee you've never seen anything like this ~ a human kaleidoscope. Enjoy.

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Haul Party!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/11/15 - "Great Tips, Facts, and More":


My name, Leone, is a feminine spelling of Leon, which often causes confusion. When my car registration arrived marked "M" for male, I sent it back to the motor-vehicle bureau with this request: "I am an 'F.' Would you please make the correction?"

The bureau promptly sent me another form. It read: "Please give the reason for this change."


An American history teacher, lecturing the class on the Puritans, asked: "What sort of people were punished in the stocks?"

To which a small voice from the back of the room responded: "The small investor."


A man commissioned Picasso to paint a portrait of his wife. Startled by a huge nonrepresentational image on the canvas, the woman's husband complained, "That isn't how she really looks."

When asked by the great painter how she really looked, the man produced a photograph from his wallet. Returning the photo Picasso observed, "Small, isn't she?"




"If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old."
~James A. Garfield~


"Life is not about perfection - or a quest for perfection. Life is about enjoying what we have - for as long as we have it."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Random Fact Of The Day

Random Fact:

January: named after Janus, the god of doors and gates
February: named after Februalia, a time period when sacrifices were made to atone for sins
March: named after Mars, the god of war
April: from aperire, Latin for "to open" (buds)
May: named after Maia, the goddess of growth of plants
June: from junius, Latin for the goddess Juno
July: named after Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.
August: named after Augustus Caesar in 8 B.C.
September: from septem, Latin for "seven"
October: from octo, Latin for "eight"
November: from novem, Latin for "nine"
December: from decem, Latin for "ten"


Wisdom Tip

Healthy Eating
Healthy eating starts at the grocery store. To make your shopping trip a success, buy fresh foods when possible and read food labels on prepared foods. If you are looking for a quick and healthy option, buy precut vegetables and bagged salad mixes. Plan a week’s worth of menus before shopping, and then make a list of ingredients you’ll need - and stick to it.

- Mayo Clinic -


Bizarre News...

*-- 7-inch T-bird part removed from man's arm 51 years after car crash --*

ST. LOUIS (UPI) - An Illinois man suffering pain in his arm underwent surgery to remove a turn signal rod embedded in his body when he crashed his Ford Thunderbird 51 years ago. Arthur Lampitt, 75, of Granite City, said he was treated for injuries to the surface of his arm after the 1963 crash, but he did not know anything had remained stuck there until he set off a courthouse's metal detector about 10 to 15 years ago. Lampitt said his doctor performed an X-ray and determined there was a metallic object in his arm, but it was recommended it be left where it was as there was no pain or loss of functionality in his arm. The retired real estate agent said the arm finally began to hurt a few weeks ago while he was doing work at a house he is repairing, and a specialist recommended surgery when the affected area started to swell. Lampitt unearthed some pictures from his 1963 crash and began to suspect the metal object in his arm was the turn signal lever when he realized the object was missing after the Thunderbird's demise. Surgeons at City Place Surgery Center in St. Louis, Mo., operated on the arm for about 45 minutes on New Year's Eve and discovered the cause of Lampitt's problems was indeed the 7-inch turn signal lever. Lampitt said he is planning to do something special with the lever, possibly turn it into a key chain. "We'll figure out something, I am sure," he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


Living Green

(Fireplace good to know facts.)

* Researchers have studied this to determine the amount of heat loss through a fireplace, and the results are amazing. One research study showed that an open damper on an unused fireplace in a well-insulated house can raise overall heating-energy consumption by 30 percent.

* A recent study showed that for many consumers, their heating bills may be more than $500 higher per winter due to the air leakage and wasted energy caused by fireplaces.

* Why does a home with a fireplace have higher heating bills? Hot air rises. Your heated air leaks out any exit it can find, and when warm heated air is drawn out of your home, cold outside air is drawn in to make up for it. The fireplace is like a giant straw sucking the heated air from your house.

* An easy, low-cost solution to this problem is to add a fireplace draftstopper. A fireplace draftstopper is an inflatable pillow that seals the damper, eliminating any air leaks. The pillow is removed whenever the fireplace is used, then reinserted after.


Looking Good

(Various ways to use Q-tips. )

Put two swabs in eye cream and let them sit in the freezer overnight. In the morning, they will help get rid of eye puffiness!

Spray Q-tips with perfume and put them in a baggy for a mid day touch up! Also, it will make you purse smell great!

When traveling, put your favorite eye shadow on Q-tips and put them in a bag. This will eliminate bulky eye shadow containers, and the possibility of it crumbling at the bottom of your purse.

Hold your Q-tips in an old ibuprofen bottle when traveling (this isn't necessarily a use for Q-tips, but a good tip nonetheless!)

Nail polish remover on a Q-tip will remove scuffs on patent leather shoes.

Put make-up remover on a Q-tip to fix your messed up eye liner without having to start over (I've tried this one and it works great)

Wipe away tan spots with a Q-tip (I'm not sure why you would want to do that, but you can now)

Use a Q-tip for perfect contour lines for make-up. Place it along the cheek bone and apply the blush above it!

Put shampoo on a Q-tip and rub on a stuck zipper for a quick fix.

Put eye shadow on a Q-tip to touch up your roots in between dye jobs (works better for brown or black hair and some unnatural colors than for blonde).

These are just some of the many uses. To see more, check out:


Mountain Wings



I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost... I am hopeless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.


I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place.
But... it isn't my fault.


I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in. It's a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.


I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.


I walk down another street.

By: Portia Nelson

   Thank you, Shari!

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 01/13/15:


From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 01/13/15:  

   AWW! Thanks, Tina!

  From My Friend, April, of NC - 01/13/15:

   COOL! Thank you, April!

“I told you to make one longer than the other and instead you have made one shorter than the other.”

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

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/22/14 - "Modern Times (#21 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 (#4 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 ;-)) (#4 in a series of 26)":


          Thanks, Jimmy!


BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry; not theme related): - Corina's Swiffer Sweeper Cover

BONUS ALWAYS DELICIOUS RECIPE: - Jody Clark's Always Delicious Cherry Pie - "Sweet and sour cherry pie. Incredibly yummy with vanilla ice cream! Be sure to get the regular cherries, not cherry pie filling."

From - 01/11/15:
A physician was addressing a large audience in Tampa. "The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining.. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?"

After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, "Wedding Cake."

1. Wednesday, March 11, 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 01/13/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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


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It's Always You

Lyrics by Johnny Burke (03 Oct 1908 — 25 Feb 1964)

Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (26 Jan 1913 - 06 Feb 1990)

Recorded by Frank Sinatra (12 Dec 1915 – 14 May 1998) with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, 1940

Whenever it's early twilight
I watch 'til a star breaks through
Funny, it's not a star I see
It's always you

Whenever I roam through roses
And lately I often do
Funny, it's not a rose I touch
It's always you

If a breeze, caresses me
It's really you strolling by
If I hear, a melody
It's merely the way you sigh

Wherever you are you're near me
You dare me to be untrue
Funny, each time I fall in love
It's always you

"It's Always You"  lyrics courtesy
of - 01/18/12

"Always You" Image courtesy of - 01/18/12

Beauty Multi-Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

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

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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!

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

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

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

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