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01/22/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time there was what there was, and if nothing
had happened there would be nothing to tell.”


Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot, 1993
(b. 22 Dec 1951)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There was a time, I suppose, when this song didn't reduce me to tears, but that was - well, you know.....

BONUS - Once Upon a Time - John Gary


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time_%28Charles_Strouse_and_Lee_Adams_song%29

"Once Upon a Time" is a song with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams from the 1962 musical All American. [1]

In the musical, the song was performed by Ray Bolger and Eileen Herlie, and their version appears on the Broadway Cast recording. It has been sung by Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Tony Bennett among others.



HEALTH UPDATES:

1.            My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL - 01/21/14:

I'm doing quite well. I have an appointment to see my physician on Friday, and I expect that he will clear me to return to work. Thank you everyone for the prayers and concern!

   WHOO-HOO! Great news to hear! Thanks, Lewis!
 


2.   From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of AL - 01/22/14 - "RE: "           Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of AL)":

  Here he is! Look how handsome and happy he is without all those tubes in him.

Brent is doing so much better today! It's a miracle! Thanks to the drug Ambien they gave him, he FINALLY got some sleep, but he "woke up" and thought he was in a North Korean prison camp - and he pulled out all his tubes! He was in the process of disabling an alarm when the nurse came in and woke him. He was asleep disabling the heart monitor sitting in the dark in the bathroom when the nurse woke him.

But he is feeling so much better that maybe it is a blessing in disguise! Say prayers that he won't need it all back in. It's so terrible...

 
 

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Laura!
 

          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 01/22/14:

A HUGE thanks to everyone for their prayers and fasting! I know that is the only thing which saved my life!

     SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks, Brent!



  THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - who has the coolest birthday ever (01/23/45)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

28 - Courtney Russ ('57) AND      Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND    Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND My Granddaughter,   Becca Harty of IL;

29 -    Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND     HP Lucas ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html  


THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 22, 1941 - British and Commonwealth troops captured Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.

January 22, 1944 - The Allies commenced Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Wednesday, January 22, 1964 - Boxer Nigel Benn was born in lford, Greater London, England.

Wednesday, January 22, 1964 - Football player Joe Dudek was born Joseph Anthony Dudek in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, January 22, 1964 - Baseball player Wayne Kirby was born Wayne Leonard Kirby in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Wednesday, January 22, 1964 - Basketball player Stojko Vranković was born Stojan Vranković in Drniš, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia.

Wednesday, January 22, 1964 - Composer, lyricist, and librettist Marc Blitzstein (b. Marcus Samuel Blitzstein on 02 Mar 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was murdered in Martinique at the age of 58.


    From the Cutest Boy in the Class of 1965, HP Lucas of VA - 01/21/14 - "New pic":

  Carol,

Can you use new picture for Jan, 29 birthday? Just discard old one.

Thanks for all you do.

HP

   Certainly, HP - thank you! It's good to see you're still as cute as ever!

 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/22/14 - "BIRTHDAYS JAN.":

YOU FORGOT THE FOLLOWING:     SHARON WEAVER (KNOWLES)  26TH  AND JACKIE BELOTE (WARD)  30TH,  CLASS OF 63' 
    
THANKS IN ADVANCE.          
JIMMY SMITH '63

       It's actually worse than that, Jimmy! I had originally recorded Sharon's birthday as the 30th, which meant that neither gal would have appeared in our birthday reminders until the 23rd, but as Sharon's is on the 26th, she should have begun showing there on the 19th - and now she does! Thanks for the correction, Jimmy!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/22/14 - "Just Stay":

Just Stay


A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.

"Your son is here," she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times
before the patient's eyes opened.

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine
standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened
fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.

The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night
the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him
words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.

He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night
noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members
exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.

Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly
to his son all through the night.

Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding
and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.

Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.

"Who was that man?" he asked.

The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.

"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my life."

"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"

"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just
wasn't here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how
much he needed me, I stayed.


"I came here tonight to find a Mr. William Grey. His son was killed in Iraq today, and I was sent
to inform him. What was this gentleman's name?"

The nurse with tears in her eyes answered, "Mr. William Grey............."


The next time someone needs you ... Just be there. Stay.

**************

WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.

WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY HUMAN EXPERIENCE.


PLEASE PASS THIS ONE ON AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU!

THIS IS WHAT WE ARE PUT ON THIS EARTH TO DO ANYWAY. RIGHT ?

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND BLESS SOMEONE ELSE IN SOME LITTLE WAY TODAY!

GOD IS SO GOOD.


     Thanks so much, Billy!


          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC - 01/22/14 - "Egg Use":

     Thanks, Dale!
 
 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/21/14:
 
What did the polar bear say when they saw tourists in sleeping bags?

“Mmmm, sandwiches!” 
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, February 6, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 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:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/22/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Once Upon a Time

Words by Lee Adams (b. 14 Aug 1924)
Music by
Charles Strouse (b. 07 June 1928), for All American, 1962


Once upon a time
A girl with moonlight in her eyes
Put her hand in mine
And said she loved me so
But that was once upon a time
Very long ago

Once upon a hill
We sat beneath a willow tree
Counting all the stars and waiting for the dawn
But that was once upon a time
Now the tree is gone

How the breeze ruffled through her hair
How we always laughed as though tomorrow wasn't there
We were young and didn't have a care
Where did it go

Once upon a time
The world was sweeter than we knew
Everything was ours
How happy we were then
But somehow once upon a time
Never comes again

Once upon a time
Never comes again


"Once Upon a Time" midi (sequenced by Peter Mooney) courtesy of http://www.hamienet.com/ - umm, sometime in 2002...

"Once Upon a Time" lyric courtesy
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Once-Upon-A-Time-lyrics-Frank-Sinatra/AF965640AAC102C94825691F000D6470 - 01/23/14 (sic)

"Once Upon a Time" Image courtesy of http://fbkarsdorp.github.io/blog/2013/06/10/once-upon-a-time-dot-dot-dot/ - 01/23/14 (sic)

 Brown Leaf  Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 06/21/07

Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of http://hillsborohawks.info/ - 09/20/13

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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 Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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 http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08

Animated OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Thanks, Dave!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

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