lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

Provide free mammograms!

01/26/18 - NNHS Newsletter - This Magic Moment

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets
are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”

- Roald Dahl
(13 Sept 1916 - 23 Nov 1990)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I think we could all use a little magic in our lives right about now.....

BONUS - - This Magic Moment - The Drifters, 1960



"This Magic Moment" is a song composed by lyricist Doc Pomus and pianist Mort Shuman. It is one of their best-known songs.[2] It was recorded first by Ben E. King and the Drifters[1] and made No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1960. The version by Jay and the Americans in 1969 went to No. 6, earning gold record status. The song is used in David M. Evans' film The Sandlot and was also featured in David Chase's television show The Sopranos in the episode "Soprano Home Movies". The session musicians Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller hired to play on this record include Phil Bodner on sax, Ernie Hayes on piano, Bucky Pizzarelli and George Barnes on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Shep Sheppard on drums.

Lou Reed's version, from a Doc Pomus tribute album, Till the Night is Gone, featured in David Lynch's film Lost Highway. It was also covered by horror punk music band the Misfits for the album Project 1950 and by indie rock band the Mountain Goats for their first cassette release Taboo VI: The Homecoming.



   Happy Birthday today 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;

02 - Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND  the late Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05) AND John Patterson ('59) of TN AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!
   Many Happy Returns to You All! 



January 26, 1918 - Finnish Civil War: A group of Red Guards hung a red lantern atop the tower of Helsinki Workers' Hall to symbolically mark the start of the war.


January 26, 1942 - The first United States forces arrived in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.

January 26, 1945 - The Red Army began encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which would end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.

January 26, 1945 - Audie Murphy saw action that would later win him the Medal of Honor.


Friday, January 26, 1968 - Singer-songwriter, film director, and actor Jupiter Apple was born Flávio Basso in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He died of multiple organ failure at the age of 47 on 21 Dec 2015 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Friday, January 26, 1968 - Publisher Merrill C. Meigs (b. Merrill Church Meigs on 25 Nov 1883, probably in Iowa) died at the age of 84.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/25/15:

Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/26/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 01/23/18 - "The 51st WorldFest-Houston Film Festival is moving to a New City!":

WorldFest Moves to a New City!


Starting with its 51st continuous showing, a new home has been selected for the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival: Memorial City’s Cinemark Theatre!
The Cinemark Memorial City Theatre is a state-of-the-art complex with 16 auditoriums featuring Luxury Lounger seating. Cinemark Luxury Loungers are electric-powered, plush, oversize lounge chairs with footrests and cup holders. All auditoriums have 4K digital projection powered by Barco projectors and enhanced sound systems that will enable guests to hear the movies as the filmmakers intended.

Cinemark Theatres, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry and is ranked as one of the top three exhibitors in the United States. Cinemark is one of the most geographically diverse circuits in Latin America. As of 2017, Cinemark operates theatres in 41 U.S. states and 15 Latin American countries and employs approximately 28,500 people worldwide.

WorldFest is the largest film and video competition in the world in terms of number of actual category entries, with more than 4,300 category entries received in 2017. WorldFest is also the film festival with the longest continuous management in the world with Executive Director, J. Hunter Todd at the helm for 51 consecutive years. WorldFest began in August 1961, as an International Film Society, screening Independent, foreign & art films. It became an officially competitive International Film Festival seven years later, in April 1968, and has been in continuous operation ever since. It is one of the original three film festivals in North America, with San Francisco and New York as the first two events. Following WorldFest were Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Seattle, Sundance and SXSW, Toronto and Tribeca.

Festival Chairman Hunter Todd stated: “We are tremendously excited about this major move forward for our 51st WorldFest. Both Cinemark Theatres and Memorial City Mall itself will provide superb facilities, and a wonderful theater staff and exceptional convenience to an outstanding new demographic for our festival. We look forward to showing our festival goers the luxury of this theater and to another 50 years with our new festival partners, Memorial City Mall & Cinemark Theatres.”

WorldFest Artistic and Program Director, Kathleen Haney also stated: “We are looking forward to this wonderful new partnership with Cinemark, both for our international filmmakers and our Houston audiences. They will now enjoy a luxurious cinema feel combined with the caring and professional staff at the Cinemark 16 at Memorial City Mall.” Haney continued, “WorldFest will continue to bring the best independent international films along with their directors to Houston and now to Memorial City! This move marks an exciting shift for WorldFest to include sight, sound and feel in our festival for the ultimate cinematic experience.”

The 51st Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival will present two ongoing Panoramas: The 13th Annual Panorama Italia, co-sponsored by The Italian Cultural Institute and The Italian Consulate in Houston as well as the 4th Annual Panorama China, a comprehensive survey of modern Chinese cinema from both independent and major studios from China. WorldFest will also continue the annual Short Film Showcase, a special review of more than 100 new and award winning shorts and student films, from the festival that gave first top honors to Spielberg, Lucas, The Coen Brothers, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez, Spike Lee, Gavin Hood, John Lee Hancock, Michael Cimino, Steven Poster, Oliver Stone, Ang Lee, Atom Egoyan and David Lynch among many others. More than 1,000 International filmmakers from 74 countries are expected to attend during the ten-day festival.

WorldFest-Houston is sponsored by Memorial City Mall, Cinemark Theatres, Boxer Property, Lopez Negrete Communications, the State of Texas, the City of Houston, Eastman Kodak, the Texas Film Commission, Arcodoro Ristorante, Masterpiece International, The Universal Film & Festival Organization (UFFO), Cottonwood Financial, the Brown Foundation, InkTip, Avis/Budget and the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA).

Dates for the 51st Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival are April 20-29, 2018. Entry Kit and Entry Forms are available on the festival’s secure website: ~ For additional VIP Pass and Ticket information, call 713-965-9955 or e-mail -

Our Special New Year's Gift to late entries: Go to and use WorldFest Discount Code WFH51LATE to avoid the Late Fees by Jan 31!

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thank you, Hunter - and best wishes with your fabulous new expansion!

  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 01/25/18:

   Thanks, Mark! Let me know how that works for you!

“Gentlemen, include me out.”

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


BONUS MAGIC CROCHET PATTERNS: - Magic Circle - "This tutorial will show how to make the magic crochet loop." - Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet - Great for using the teeniest-tiniest scraps of yarn, as the knots all end up on the inside of the potholder, actually providing more insulation


Magic Loop Knitting Guide and Patterns - "...In in the magic loop method, the stitches for a project are divided in half, and loops of cable from the needle are pulled out between the halves. The first half of the stitches are on the needles ready to be worked, and the second half rests on the cable. When the first half of the stitches are worked, the loops are rearranged so the second half of the stitches can be worked...."

BONUS MAGIC RECIPES: - Magic Recipes - A plethora of goodies!


From - 01/25/18:

The other day I was in a hurry to go outside...

In my haste I ran into the screen door and strained myself!

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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/12/18

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! 

This Magic Moment

Music by Mort Shuman (12 Nov 1936 - 02 Nov 1991); Words by Doc Pomus (27 June 1925 - 14 Mar 1991)

Recorded by Ben E. King (b. 28 Sept 1938) with The Drifters, 1960
This magic moment
So different and so new
Was like any other
Until I met you
And then it happened
It took me by surprise
I knew that you felt it too
I could see it by the look in your eyes

Sweeter than wine
Softer than a summer's night
Everything I want, I have
Whenever I hold you tight

This magic moment,
While your lips are close to mine,
Will last forever,
Forever, 'til the end of time

So why won't you dance with me?
Why won't you dance with me?

This magic moment
So different and so new
Was like any other
Until I met you

And then it happened
It took me by surprise
I knew that you felt it too
I could see it by the look in your eyes

Sweeter than wine
Softer than a summer's night
Everything I want, I have
Whenever I hold you tight

My dear
My heart's all aglow
Could this be magic
Loving you so.
Could this be magic
My dear
Having your love
My prayers were answered
So far from above.
I thought it would be
Just a memory
To linger my heart in pain
But too much pride
I opened up my eyes
And I'm with you dear once again
Could this be magic
My dear
Having your love
If this is magic
Then magic is mine.
Could this be magic
Then magic is mine.

"This Magic Moment" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/21/05
Thanks, Dave!

"This Magic Moment" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/21/05
Thanks again, Dave!

"It’s Magic" Animated Hands clip art courtesy of - 01/20/05

Bunny in Hat and Magic Wand Images courtesy of - 01/20/05

Magic Blue divider line clip art courtesy of - 01/20/05

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 - 06/16/08 

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 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!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2018

Return to NNHS Class of 1965