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01/14/18 - 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) (d. 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.


Sunday, January 14, 1968 - Rapper and actor LL Cool J was born James Todd Smith in Bay Shore, New York.

Sunday, January 14, 1968 - Poet and author Dorothea Mackellar (b. Isobel Marion Dorothea Mackellar on 01 July 1885 in the family home "Dunara" at Point Piper, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) died in in a nursing home in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 82.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/12/15:

“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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/14/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR - 01/13/18:

I just read where the old Magruder Elementary was torn down. It was built while I lived across the street; so many friends are remembered from Stuart Gardens.

     GASP! Oh, the humanity! Thank you for letting me know, Stacy!

   I'm still trying to recover (none too successfully) from the closing of the Oasis on Christmas Day of 2011.

“How dear to my heart are the scenes of my childhood...”

- Samuel Woodworth, The Old Oaken Bucket
(13 Jan 1784 - 09 Dec 1842)

    From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/03/18 - "Retirement Choices - These are WONDERFUL":

Retirement Choices:

You can retire to Phoenix, Arizona where …..
1. You are willing to park six blocks away from anywhere you want to go because you found some shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for four hours in any direction and never leave the metro area.
4. You have 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open the oven door at 500 degrees.
6. The four seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE WE SETTING A RECORD?


You can retire to California where...
1. You make over $400,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. When someone asks you how far to get somewhere, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles it is.
5. The four seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud and Drought.
6. People prefer driving their car because mass transit doesn’t go where they want to go.


You can retire to New York City where...
1 You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan
2. You meet people from all over the world and consider yourself cool with that.
3. You think Central Park is "nature" at its best.
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multilingual.
5. IF you have a car, you’ve worn out the horn, so you take a taxi, a bus or a train as much as you can.
6. Everything is hurry up and wait.


You can retire to Minnesota where...
1. You think ice fishing is a great sport.
2. Halloween costumes have to fit over warm parkas.
3. You have umpteen recipes for casseroles.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel that buttons.
5. The four seasons are: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road repair.
6. Mosquitoes are so prolific they have become the state bird.


You can retire to The Deep South where...
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2 Nobody is in a hurry to do anything.
3. You know someone who makes their own booze.
4. Everyone has two first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Joe Bob, Betty Jean, etc.
5. You have to wear a winter coat when it gets down to 60 degrees.
6. You can say anything about anyone, as long as you say "Bless his heart” at the end!


You can retire to Colorado where...
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike on top your $900 car.
2. You tell visitors to drink plenty of water so they don’t get altitude sickness.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating, AND driving a pass is no big deal.
4. You can wear shorts in the winter.
5. You can ski and golf on the same day.
6. Road construction in the summer is a nightmare, everywhere.


You can retire to Florida where...
1. You can eat dinner at 4:00 in the afternoon and get a great deal.
2. You moved there for the sunshine but you try to stay out of it.
3. Almost everyone can recommend an excellent cardiologist, dermatologist, proctologist, podiatrist, or orthopedist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you often appear to be driven by headless
people who drive below the speed limit.
6. People use golf carts to get around almost everywhere.

     Thanks, Haul Party! They ALL sound sooo exciting!


    From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA -  01/13/17:

  Thanks, Sarah Sugah! I seem to have that very same problem!

rom - 01/12/18 - "10 ‘Harmless’ Habits to Drop If You Want to Be Successful":

10 ‘Harmless’ Habits to Drop If You Want to Be Successful
Quit doing things that hinder your success, stat

1. Saying Yes When You Want to Say No
If a project, partnership or opportunity doesn’t resonate with you and does not feel aligned with your values and your goals, you need to be comfortable about setting boundaries. Learn how to say no with kindness right from the start because, as you become more successful, more people will compete for your time and attention. Not setting healthy boundaries will end up in overwhelm and burnout.

—Ajit Nawalkha, Mindvalley

2. Hanging Onto People Who Don’t Want to Grow
For business owners especially, the people who got your company to where you are today may not be the ones to get you to where you want to be tomorrow. If they can’t grow with you, it’s time to replace them with those who can.

—Brandon Dempsey, goBRANDgo!

3. Working Through Lunch
Working through lunch is a habit I find a lot of business owners take on. Most justify it with, “If I work through lunch, I’ll just leave a few minutes early” and that isn’t what ends up happening. It’s hard to disconnect midday, especially if you’re in a productive spurt, but it’s important to take a few minutes to recharge. Not doing so will lower your productivity and lead to burnout faster.

—Leila Lewis, Be Inspired PR

4. Failing to Exercise
If you fail to exercise, that lack of discipline will translate into other areas of your life, including your business. When you exercise, you are more alert and sharp, and you will operate at a higher level.

—Ryan Shank, PhoneWagon

5. Multitasking
It is technically impossible to multitask. When you try to do multiple things at once, you effectively take away full attention and concentration from anything, and you shortchange whatever it is you are doing.

—Adam Witty, Advantage Media Group

6. Pinging People
In a perfect world, everything you do would be working toward some goal (even if it is recharging on the couch). Sending emails that do not advance a relationship because you want to “ping” them or “touch base” is at best useless and could be harmful. There are definite exceptions where being on someone’s mind is valuable, but try to connect it with value creation or a mutual memory.

—Douglas Hutchings, Picasolar

7. Striving for Perfection
I often let the perfect become the enemy of the good. The result is that I have a lot of projects that are still in the “development” queue, while I continually refine them. The fact is, however, most defects that I see are not elements that others will see. I am working on letting go of the hesitation to perfect everything that I work on.

—Mark Daoust, Quiet Light Brokerage, Inc.

8. Not Protecting Your Recharge Time
If you’re a workaholic, it can be easy to let your own time get taken over by work, over and over until you’re not taking any time for yourself. This may seem like it’s making you more efficient, but it will start quickly doing the opposite. There’s no faster way to burn out. Don’t fall into the habit of denying yourself the time you need to recharge.

—Matt Doyle, Excel Builders

9. Immediately Answering PMs and Emails
This is by far the largest problem with many people achieving success, especially on a day-to-day basis. If you answer an email or PM, you should be committed to it, or it’ll quickly take you away from whatever task you are completing at the moment, hindering success. Plan periods every hour or two to answer daily emails or PMs.

—Obinna Ekezie,

10. Not Prioritizing Your Day
I recently started using The Productivity Planner and it’s changed everything for me. It forces you to actually sit down and only pick a few things you’re going to get done, especially the things that often end up getting punted from day to day. Before that, I was letting my calendar and to-do list run my day and never felt like I was getting the important stuff done.

—Mike Woitach, Confluence Coffee Co.

“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 Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/04/18 - "THIS AND THAT (#2 in a Series of 8)":

  SO TRUE! Thanks, Billy!


It’s So Easy! 46 Easy Crochet Granny Square Patterns - "... What's great about granny squares is that there are so many different varieties and ways to crochet them. So if one pattern is a little more difficult than you expected, you can try a different one. Crocheting takes practice and it's always refreshing to crochet a nice, simple, granny square..."


Creating Pretty Knitting Stitches - "...  Basketweave Stitch: This knitting stitch pattern is so nice and it's really easy to do. Of course there are pattern variations so I decided to show you a couple. After all, it's always nice to have choices..."

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 - 01/13/18:

A lady moved from Phoenix to Seattle and when she arrived it was raining. While she moved in, it rained. The next day it rained, and the next, and then the next.

After several rainy days, while standing on her porch, she noticed a young boy on the porch of her neighbor's house. Trying not to sound too depressed, in a cheerful voice she called over to the lad, "Hi son, I'm your new neighbor."

"Hi," the boy called back and waved.

"Say, son, does it ever stop raining here?" she asked.

With a look of consternation, the youngster replied, "Lady, how would I know? I'm only six years old!"

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

2. Wednesday, March 14, 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

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   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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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

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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

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

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