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01/19/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Fare Thee Well

To part is the lot of all mankind. The world is a scene of constant leave-taking,
and the hands that grasp in cordial greeting today, are doomed ere long to unite
for the the last time, when the quivering lips pronounce the word - 'Farewell.”

- R.M. Ballantyne
(24 Apr 1825 - 08 Feb 1894)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's time once more to hear from some of my favorite crooners for a few days, beginning with the incomparable Ken Curtis.  There is no midi file attached to this.

BONUS - Fare Thee Well - Ken Curtis on Paladin - "Monk shocks Paladin (and others) by his beautiful singing voice, in the HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL episode: 'Love's Young Dream.' (1960)"


"Dink's Song" (sometimes known as "Fare Thee Well") is an American folk song played by many folk revival musicians such as Pete Seeger, Fred Neil, Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Cisco Houston as well as more recent musicians like Jeff Buckley. The song tells the story of a woman deserted by her lover when she needs him the most.

The first historical record of the song was by ethnomusicologist John Lomax in 1909, who recorded it as sung by an African American woman called Dink, as she washed her husband's clothes in a tent camp of migratory levee-builders on the bank of the Greater Calhoun Bayou River, a few miles from Houston, Texas and the University of Houston.

The first publication of the music was in American Ballads and Folk Songs, edited by Lomax and his son, Alan Lomax, and published by Macmillan in 1934...

As with many traditional songs, there are numerous versions of the lyrics. The version first published in American Ballads and Folk Songs is rendered in an approximation of African American vernacular English...[3]


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ware Morrison ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

26 -  Sharon Weaver Knowles ('63) of VA AND    Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


January 19, 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrendered to Henry V of England, completing his reconquest of Normandy.


January 19, 1940 - You Nazty Spy!, the very first Hollywood film of any kind to satirize Adolf Hitler and the Nazis premiered, starring The Three Stooges, with Moe Howard as the character "Moe Hailstone" satirizing Hitler.

January 19, 1941 - The Greek Triton (Y-5) sank the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.

January 19, 1942 - Japanese forces invaded Burma

January 19, 1945 - Soviet forces liberated the Łódź ghetto. Of more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.

January 19, 1946 - General Douglas MacArthur established the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.

January 19, 1977 - U.S. President Gerald Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose").

January 19, 1983 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie was arrested in Bolivia.


January 19, 1969 - Student Jan Palach died after setting himself on fire three days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest about the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turned into another major protest.

January 19, 1969 - Novelist and short story writer Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

January 19, 1969 - Basketball player and coach Luc Longley was born Lucien James Longley in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

January 19, 1969 - Footballer and manager Predrag Mijatović was born (Предраг Мијатовић) in Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia.

January 19, 1969 - Football player Junior Seau was born Tiaina Baul Seau, Jr. in Oceanside, California. At the age of 43 on 02 May 2012 he committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest, also in Oceanside, California. "Later studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded that Seau suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a type of chronic brain damage, that has also been found in other deceased former NFL players and other NFL players who have died by suicide.[3][4]"

January 19, 1969 - Journalist and author Casey Sherman was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

January 19, 1969 - Footballer and manager Steve Staunton was born in Drogheda, Ireland.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/18/15:

“Although I may not be my brother’s keeper, I am my brother’s brother, and 'because I have been given much, I too must give.' ”

- Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/19/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 01/17/19:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jean!

From My Friend, Jessica of NC - 01/17/19:

  BRILLIANT! Thank you, Jessica!

“Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.”

- Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology, University of Toulouse, 1872

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/30/18 - "DIY HOME PROJECTS (#7 in a Series of 20)":

  Love some of these super ideas and hope others do too.

The stone carpet is awesome. My great aunt, who used live in Williamsburg, did some stone work on her patio. It was pretty, but not this detailed. Looks like a fun project to do with others. It would be quite the endeavor for one.

The cheese grater one is also one I like, a lot. The simplicity is nice and gives it a vintage feel.

There are so many talented people in our world!

   OOH! Thank you, Shari!



Arne's Cowl - Crochet Mens Cowl - "Wondering who’s the smiling man on this blog post wearing this crochet mens cowl? Well my friends, that’s my brother! He came all the way from Norway to visit me here in Germany and I was so happy that I had to crochet him something! I already had this amazing soft yarn lying in my stash just begging to be turned into something warm and cozy! It had to go quick because my brother and my father, who also came with him, wasn’t going to stay so long. Therefore I’ve made a crochet mens cowl for him, and it turned out pretty great so I thought I would share the pattern with you!"


Farewell Florence Jacket - "Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st, stocking st and vent in "Bomull-Lin" or "Paris". Size S-XXXL."


14 Farewell, Depressing Desk Lunches "8 happy options for deskside dining."


From - 01/18/19:

I invented some new cookware...

But the critics panned 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 13, 2019 -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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/19

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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Fare Thee Well

- Traditional Folk Song

Sung by Ken Curtis (02 July 1916 – 28 Apr 1991) on Paladin, "Love's Young Dream", 1960

If I had wings like Noah's dove
I'd fly up the river to the one I love
Fare thee well my honey fare thee well

Well I had a man who was long and tall
Who moved his body like a cannon ball
Fare thee well my honey fare thee well

I remember one evening in the pouring rain
In my heart was an aching pain
Fare thee well my honey fare thee well

Bloody river was muddy and wild
Can't give a bloody for my unborn child
Fare thee well my honey fare thee well

Sure as a bird flying high above
Life ain't worth living without the one you love
Fare thee well my honey fare thee well

Fare thee well my honey fare thee well

"Fare Thee Well" lyrics courtesy of - ? - 01/19/18

Doves and Roses clip art courtesy of - 02/12/05

Tiny Blue Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/01/05 

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

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

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's (MD) Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08 

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!

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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

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