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01/25/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Softly As I Leave You

I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you
at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't
teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich
or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away
from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you
how to know what's going on in someone else's mind...”

- Neil Gaiman
(b. 10 Nov 1960)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I've always had soft spot for sad songs.....

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQR5iDsuud8 - Softly As I Leave You - Matt Monro

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENJdNHIBHTY - Softly As I Leave You - Frank Sinatra - Oh, GOOD! It's been WEEKS since we've heard from Frank, right? NO?!?

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seum30jWKDY- Softly As I Leave You - Sherrill Nielsen and Elvis Presley


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softly,_as_I_Leave_You_%28song%29:

"Softly, as I Leave You" is a popular Italian song composed by Giorgio Calabrese and Tony De Vita (1932–1998), translated in English by Hal Shaper.

It was originally an Italian success by Mina, at the Sanremo Music Festival, entitled "Piano" ("Softly"). Mina published a recording of the song first time as a single in 1960 and later as well on an EP and on three LPs.

The English songwriter Hal Shaper noticed the song and in November 1961 wrote English lyrics to the melody, calling it "Softly, as I Leave You." It is best known in versions by Matt Monro which went to #10 on the British charts in 1962)[1] and Frank Sinatra went to #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the adult contemporary chart in 1964).[2] The Sinatra family announced Frank's death on May 14, 1998 by placing an announcement on their website that was accompanied by a recording of the singer's version of the song.

When he performed the song live in Las Vegas, Elvis Presley prefaced with a story about the origins of the song. Presley said the song originated when a man was dying and his wife was sitting by his bedside. As she began to doze off, he felt himself beginning to die and he wrote the words to the song on a notepad. But Elvis insiders claim his explanation for the song was merely an example of Presley's flair for storytelling so his explanation is most likely apocryphal. Elvis said he heard the story "from some people in Florida." Elvis doesn't actually sing this song, he speaks the words while his Irish backing tenor Sherrill Nielsen sings it. Elvis's one recorded version of this song was a bootleg made by a fan in Las Vegas in December 1975. RCA was able to release it commercially later and it now appears on the boxed set "Walk A Mile In My Shoes: The Essential 70's Masters."


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
 
   Happy Birthday today to  Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA!

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

   Happy Birthday this week to:

28 - Courtney Russ ('57) AND   Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND   Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND  My Granddaughter, Becca Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '17) of IL;

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

30 -  Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND   Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA;

31 -   Bill Black ('66) of GA AND Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of NC AND Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;

01 -  Paul Dobie ('66) of CO!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/24/17:


THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 25, 1942 - Thailand declared war on the United States and United Kingdom.

January 25, 1945 - The Battle of the Bulge ended.


THIS DAY IN 1967:

Wednesday, January 25, 1967 - Basketball player Nelson Asaytono was born in San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.

Wednesday, January 25, 1967 - Footballer David Ginola was born David Désiré Marc Ginola in Gassin, France.

Wednesday, January 25, 1967 - Ice hockey player and coach Randy McKay was born Hugh Randall McKay in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/23/15:
 

“We must never let the noise of the world overpower and overwhelm that still, small voice.

- L. Tom Perry
(05 Aug 1922 - 30 May 2015)

    Thanks so much, Susan!



EXCITING OFFER:

From Lloyd Nelson ('61) of VA - 01/24/17 - "1948 to 1952 Yearbooks":

Dear Carol Buckley Harty,

I have two sets of NNHS Yearbooks; both are from the year 1948 to 1952. One set belonged to
Elbert Powell Jr. ('52), my wife’s cousin, and one set belonged to my sister,   Mary Sue Nelson ('52). If you know of anyone who would like to have any of these yearbooks please me know.

I plan to also put it on NNHS Facebook.

Lloyd W Nelson
Class of 1961

   WOWZERS! I personally have a large collection of old Anchors, but I am missing the 1949 (among others), and would dearly love to have Mary Sue's copy, as she was very special to me! I hope that more people see this so that they can experience this joy. Thank you so very much, Lloyd!



 From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/23/17 - "BANANAS & MILK DUDS":

We say, "Thank you for your service" to veterans all the time without a clue what these people actually do as part of their service to our country.

Here's a story told by someone who got to experience just a small part of what the pilot of a fighter jet does in service to this country. You can bet when he says, "Thank you for your service," he knows what he's talking about now!!

Below is an article written by Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated. He details his experiences when given the opportunity to fly in a F-14 Tomcat…

http://www.si.com/vault/1999/09/20/266696/on-a-wing-and-a-prayer

   MORE WOWZERS! Thank you, Joyce!


     From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/11/17 - "Masculine Wisdom (#11 in a Series of 12)":
 

  Thanks, Dools!
 
 


“An oral contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug 1882 - 31 Jan 1974)


BONUS SOFT CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/twinkle-stars-baby-blanket - Cristin Berrafato's Twinkle Stars Baby Blanket


BONUS SOFT FOODS RECIPES:


http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Perfect-Scrambled-Eggs/Detail.aspx - Perfect Scrambled Eggs - "Scrambled eggs are a great breakfast recipe for those needing easy to chew foods. Melt cheese over them or drizzle them with maple syrup. If you have a chopper, you can cook sausage and throw it in the chopper... These eggs are a great way to start out your morning! They are easy and fast to make!"

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-meat-loaf-recipe/index.html - Good Eats Meatloaf - "Meatloaf usually comes out soft enough to easily be broken apart with a fork and eaten with those who need easy to chew foods. If you use carrots in your meatloaf, make sure they are chopped up very small. But otherwise, meatloaf is a personal favorite."

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mashed-Potatoes-with-Fried-Mushroom-Bacon-and-Onion/Detail.aspx - Mashed Potatoes with Fried Mushroom, Bacon, and Onion - "A new twist on an old classic! Taking mushrooms, onions, and bacon, and incorporating them into good old fashion mashed potatoes."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/24/17:


People say that there is no difference between ‘finished’ and ‘complete’. I say there is...

Marry the right person, and you’re COMPLETE.

Marry the wrong person, and you’re FINISHED.
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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 01/19/17

BLOG:

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



   Y'all take good 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
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

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


Softly as I Leave You

Composed by Antonio De Vita (1932–1998), with original Italian lyrics by Giorgio Calabrese (b, 28 Nov 1929); English lyrics by Hal Shaper

Recorded by Matt Monro, 1962
(01 Dec 1930 – 07 Feb 1985)


Softly, I will leave you softly
For my heart would break if you should wake and see me go
So I leave you softly, long before you miss me
Long before your arms can beg me stay
For one more hour or one more day
After all the years, I can't bear the tears to fall
So, softly as I leave you there
(Softly, long before you kiss me)
(Long before your arms can beg me stay)
(For one more hour) or one more day
After all the years, I can't bear the tears to fall
So, softly as I leave you there
As I leave I you there
As I leave I you there


"Softly As I Leave You" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.jacquedee63.com/softlyasileaveyou.html - 01/25/10

Image of Luggage courtesy of http://blog.dimmickdesign.com/category/thoughts/ - 01/25/10

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

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07

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 Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03    

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05

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

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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