lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

The Child Health Site   Provide free mammograms!   The Hunger Site

01/18/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
In the Still of the Night

Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there
to be yours because everyone else is asleep.”

- Catherine O'Hara
(b. 04 Mar 1954)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   What a great old dance tune!

BONUS - In the Still of the Night - Fred Parris and The Satins


"In the Still of the Night" is a song written by Fred Parris and recorded by his Five Satins.

The song was recorded in the Saint Bernadette Catholic School basement in New Haven, Connecticut, in February, 1956. Marty Kugell produced the song. The saxophone solo was played by Vinny Mazzetta, of New Haven. The rhythm section was Doug Murray, bass, Bobby Mapp, drums and Curlee Glover, piano. It was originally released as a B-side (to "The Jones Girl", a play on the Mills Brothers' 1954 hit, "The Jones Boy") on Kugell's Standard Records label. Although the single was only a moderate hit (after it was reissued on the Ember label), peaking at #24 on the national pop charts and #3 on the R&B "race" charts (Billboard's chart designation for R&B during that time), its reputation came to surpass its original chart placement. For three decades, the single almost always topped the influential Top 500 Songs countdown on oldies radio station WCBS-FM. The track sold over 10 million copies in 1987 and 1988 as part of the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. It is ranked #90 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". (The song was included on the highly influential 1959 LP Oldies But Goodies on Original Sound.)

"In the Still of the Night" is the only song to have charted on the Billboard Hot 100 three separate times, by the same artist with the same version each time. After initially reaching #24 in 1956, it was released again in 1960 and reached #81. Then more than a year later in 1961 it reached #99.

"In the Still of the Night" is one of two songs that may lay claim to being the origin of the term doo-wop. The plaintive doo wop, doo wah refrain in the bridge has often been suggested as the origin of the term to describe that musical genre. (The other contender for the honor is "When You Dance" by The Turbans, in which the chant "doo-wop" can be heard.)


    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 01/17/20, 8:43 PM:

Hi family and friends.

Just wanted to let you you all know that I am fighting pneumonia and on my third antibiotic. I have to have a CT scan on my lungs on the 27th, and would really appreciate your prayers. I am a little worried about this.

Thanks in advance. Love you all.

   OH, NO! Santa Jim, we're all so sorry to hear this! Rest assured you will be in the hearts and prayers of many, many people!

   Happy Birthday today to Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Ware Morrison ('63) of VA;

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

22 -  Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND   the late Norman Dick ('60) (d. 26 Nov 2015) AND Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY;

23 -   Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD;

25 -  Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


January 18, 1941 - British troops launched a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.

January 18, 1943 - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

January 18, 1944 - Soviet forces liberated Leningrad, effectively ending a three year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.

January 18, 1945 - Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.

January 18, 1945 - Liberation of Krakow, Poland by the Red Army


January 18, 1970 - Cyclist Peter Van Petegem was born in Brakel, Belgium.

January 18, 1970 - Prophet and 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, David O. McKay (b. 08 Sept 1873 in Huntsville, Utah Territory), died in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 96.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/17/15:

“God, as a loving Father, will stretch our souls at times. The soul is like a violin string: it makes music only when it is stretched.”

- Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

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

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 01/16/19:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Mark!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 01/17/18:


   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 01/17/18:

  INDEED! Thank you, Sarah Sugah!

From My Friend, Tina, (then) of SC - 01/17/16:

  AMEN! Thank you, Tina!

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” - 1895

“No balloon and no aeroplane will ever be practically successful.” - 1902

- Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society
26 June 1824 - 17 Dec 1907)


Still of the Night Collared Capelet - "Inspired by cool nights and the first days of Autumn. A little bit of a 50's goes architectural modern vibe. The perfect, flattering length. Warms your shoulders just enough." - Not free, but only $3.50 for the pattern!


Still River Baby Blanket - "With this Still River Baby Blanket, every time you put your little angel down to sleep at night, it will be like she's floating on dormant water. The serene and calming color is exactly what the cranky baby needs to get some rest. The cozy stitches are perfect for keeping your son or daughter warm at night, and also make for an easy project for beginning knitting..."


20 Winning Recipes for a Romantic Date Night at Home - "...Whether you've got a new special someone that you're trying to impress or you're sharing a romantic evening with your longtime love, here are 10 winning date night recipes."


From - 01/17/18:

HR: "This is your revised salary. We recommend you keep it confidential."

Employee: "Don't worry, I'm equally ashamed of it.

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 11, 2020 -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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/18/20

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."


1. Visit the main page (, scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (;

2. Go to, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 

 In the Still of the Night

Recorded by
Five Satins, 1956

In the still of the night
I held you Held you tight
'Cause I love
Love you so
Promise I'll never
Let you go
In the still of the night

I remember
That night in May
The stars were bright above
I'll hope and I'll pray
To keep
Your precious love
Well before the light
Hold me again
With all of your might
In the still of the night

So before the light
Hold me again
With all of your might
In the still of the night
In the still of the night

"In the Still of the Night" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/09/05
Thanks, Dave!

"In the Still of the Night" lyrics courtesy of  - 01/10/05

First Image courtesy of - 01/17/07

Second Image courtesy of Cal's Gallery,, located by my niece, Shari, of VA - 01/10/04
What a great site! Thanks, Shari!

Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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

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

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

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

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2020

Return to NNHS Class of 1965