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02/04/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup

If I love you, what business is it of yours?”

 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(28 Aug 1749 – 22 Mar 1832)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I simply adore this great old classic.  I'm unable to find a nice, mellow midi file that I like - not really - so just try the bonus video to hear Nat's beautiful voice:

BONUS - - Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup - Nat King Cole, 1954


"Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" is a popular song with words and music by Anna Sosenko in 1935.

It was introduced in the film Love and Hisses by Hildegarde and charted by Hildegarde at # 21 in 1943.

The best-selling version of the song was recorded by Nat King Cole in 1954 which reached a peak Billboard position # 7 in 1955.

Deep River Boys with orchestra recorded the song in Oslo on August 24, 1956. It was released on the extended play Hello young lovers (HMV 7EGN 12). The stranger on the balcony in Bob Dylan's and Jacques Levy's song "Black Diamond Bay" from the 1976 album "Desire" says “My darling, je vous aime beaucoup” to the female character.

The deliberately bad French in the title (and used as a refrain along with "Wish my French were good enough") means "Darling, I love you a lot."

Although "Je vous aime" is grammatically correct, "I love you" in French is generally said "Je t'aime," incorporating the familiar address "te" rather than the formal (or polite) address "vous."

"Je ne sais pas" in the song means "I don't know." "Compris" (or "compree" as it is sometimes phonetically spelled in printed lyrics) means "understood." "Toujours" means "always." "Chérie" means "dear." "Très très fort" means "very very strong."


     Happy Birthday today to       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND Inez Clemmons Bruce ('63) AND the late Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06)!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late   Dickie Krause ('57(deceased - 12/27/99) AND Stephanie Spritzer Gellman ('63) of CT AND    Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND      Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

06 -     Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA AND    Steve Burns ('65) of MN;

08 -   Bob Hines ('66) of VA;
09 -
  Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND Jean Carroll Garner Barger ('63) AND     Janice McCain Rose ('65) of Northern VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND    Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;

10 -   Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND     Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late  Bobby Helmer ('61) (deceased 02/26/11) AND the late    Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND   Mike Miller ('65) of NC AND   Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;

11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA AND Terry Smith ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!   


February 04, 1941 - The United Service Organization (USO) was created to entertain American troops.

February 04, 1942A baby was born at sea onboard the USS WEST POINT (ex-SS AMERICA, NNS Hull #369) to a couple amongst over 2,000 British civilians rescued from Singapore just days before it fell to the enemy. In appreciation, the baby boy was named Westpoint Leslie Sheldrake. To this day, he remains in contact with members of the ship's crew that rescued his parents, plus his own two grandsons also have 'Westpoint' as their middle names. (Thanks, Bill Lee! )

February 04, 1945 - The Santo Tomas Internment Camp was liberated from Japanese authority.

February 04, 1945 - The Yalta Conference began as U.S. President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin set about to outline plans for Germany's defeat.

February 04, 1945 - The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army began a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.

February 04, 2004 - A Japanese movie distributor canceled plans to display a watercolor by Adolf Hitler. The work was planned to be shown to promote a film, 2002's "Max", that was loosely based on the Nazi dictator's life. The distributor said that the painting could not be shipped in time for the movie's opening.


Thursday, February 04, 1965 - Football player Jerome Brown was born Willie Jerome Brown, III in Brooksville, Florida. He died on June 25, 1992, at the age of 27, following an automobile accident in Brooksville, in which both he and his 13-year-old nephew were killed when Brown lost control of his ZR1 Chevrolet Corvette at high speed and crashed into a utility pole.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/03/15:

“The first, the middle and the last thing to do is pray.”

- Henry B. Eyring
(b. 31 May 1933)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/03/15 - "US STATES THAT ALMOST HAPPENED & MORE":
Bad parking captured in pictures. Wonder how some of these ever happened?!

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*-- Q and A Quickies --*

Q: What's the first thing you know?

A: Ol' Jed's a millionaire.

Q: What did the dryer say to the washer?

A: Let's go for a spin!

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SAT Answers

The following questions and answers were collected from SAT's (Scholastic Aptitude Test) given to 16-year-old students in Springdale, Arkansas in 2000!

Q - Name the four seasons.
A - Salt, pepper, mustard, and vinegar.

Q - Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A - Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q - How is dew formed?
A - The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q - What is a planet?
A - A body of earth surrounded by sky.

Q - What causes the tides in the oceans?
A - The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.

Q - In a democratic society, how important are elections?
A - Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election.

Q - What happens to your body as you age?
A - When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q - Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A - Premature death.

Q - How can you delay milk turning sour?
A - Keep it in the cow.

Q - How are the main parts of the body categorized? (e.g., abdomen.)
A - The body is consisted into three parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The branium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A, E, I, O and U.

Q - What is the Fibula?
A - A small lie.

Q - What does "varicose" mean?
A - Nearby.

Q - What is the most common form of birth control?
A - Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium.

Q - Give the meaning of the term "Cesarean Section."
A - The cesarean section is a district in Rome.

Q - What is a seizure?
A - A Roman emperor.

Q - What is a terminal illness?
A - When you are sick at the airport.

Q - What does the word "benign" mean?
A - Benign is what you will be after you be eight.

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Random Facts


"There have been a few states that never managed to make the cut and become incorporated into the United States we know today. Some of these state names were quite inventive and the dedicated residents who petitioned for them were very frustrated when the states never manifested."

Random Fact:

Absaroka - It was named after the Absaroka Range of the Rocky Mountains, which claimed parts of South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. Residents of this area attempted to secede in 1939.

Deseret - Although you might assume as much, it was not named for the desert. It was actually named after a Mormon word meaning honeybee. Parts of modern day Nevada, Utah, Southern California, most of Arizona, and a portion of New Mexico were claimed by Mormon settlers escaping religious persecution in New York.

Franklin - This region was comprised of eight counties that originally belonged to North Carolina but are now eastern Tennessee. In fact, Franklin almost became the 14th State, only needing two more votes to reach the 2/3 majority vote needed for statehood. The larger state of Tennessee was formed instead.

Kanawha - This region later became the largest portion of the state of West Virginia, and included some of the far northwestern counties of Virginia. It came about during the crazy tensions of the Civil War. They voted to secede when Virginia joined the Confederate States of America.

Lincoln - Another name used in multiple requests for a state. The original request was in Texas and would have consumed almost half of the state. The second came about in the early 1900s and included the Idaho Panhandle. Believe it or not, the idea was proposed again in 2005.

Long Island - The region grew weary of the 'Boss' political system in New York and wanted to seek its freedom in 1869. This idea was revisited in the 1990s, but New York is unwilling to give up this diverse and economically sound portion of the state.

Sequoyah - The name Sequoyah was requested by Native Americans and encompassed the majority of Oklahoma. This included a tract of land where the U.S. Government had relocated them.

Superior - The Upper Peninsula, part of the state of Michigan, is only connected to the rest of the state by the Mackinac Bridge. It lies between Lake Superior, and Lake Michigan, hence the name. This one raises its head on a regular basis, especially when debating Michigan tax laws. Interestingly, the land area was originally part of the Wisconsin territory, but awarded to Michigan when the city of Toledo was absorbed by Ohio.

Texlahoma - Early in the 20th century, rural areas had terrible roads and cars were popular, making for dangerous driving. Since the politicians in the capitals were not listening to their complaints, forty-six counties in Texas and twenty-three in Oklahoma planned to secede and combine into a new state.

Transylvania - The region included parts of Northern Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky. It was originally purchased by the Transylvania Company from the Cherokee Indians, hence the unusual name.

Westsylvania - This was the second name for the failed Vandalia colony attempting to become the 14th state, in 1776. Pennsylvania, West Virginia and eastern Kentucky made up this area. Pennsylvania, having the most land to lose, made a law stating talk of secession to be an act of treason punishable by death. That dream quickly and quietly went away.

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From Bizarre News...

*-- Zoo offers roach, scorpion adoptions for scorned lovers --*

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - The San Francisco Zoo is bringing Valentine's Day cheer to scorned ex-lovers by allowing them to adopt cockroaches and scorpions in the names of their exes. "This Valentine's Day, if you care enough to send the very best, you'll choose our charming Madagascar Hissing Cockroach package," the zoo said on its website. The zoo suggested the adoption package for the hissing cockroach, which grows to a size of 2-4 inches long and is believed to be the only hissing insect, is the perfect way to show "your favorite ex" that you have "moved on" with your life. The zoo also suggested jilted lovers consider adopting a giant hairy scorpion in the name of a "low-life ex." "So the latest affair didn't work out and given your ex's record-breaking ability to move on, you suspect foul play. Well, nothing soothes the sting like the adoption of a giant hairy scorpion in honor of your former beloved. It's no surprise, these invertebrates are aggressive, active, and alarmingly nocturnal. "Much like your low-life ex, they are usually found in and around low-elevation valleys where they dig elaborate burrows or 'caves.' Also just like you-know-who, when a suitable victim wanders by, the scorpion grabs the doomed creature with its pinchers and stings the prey. After the prey is immobilized, the scorpion tears the carcass apart with its pinchers and begins feeding. Charming. "Your Adopt-a-Giant Hairy Scorpion donation will be used to support these mysterious invertebrates and further the San Francisco Zoological Society's mission to connect people to wildlife, inspire caring for nature, and advance conservation action. We can't make any promises, but urban legend
says that the gift of a scorpion adoption serves as permanent protection against future romantic stings. Let the healing begin." For those whose romantic lives have yet to go horribly wrong, the zoo is offering adoption packages for cuter animals including snow leopards, penguins and lemurs.

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The number of times the coin toss has turned up both heads and tails at a Super Bowl is 24.

The Super Bowl has been held in 22 different stadiums.

For 20 years, the series finale of M.A.S.H was the most watched program in television history until Super Bowl XLIV.

The opening kickoff in a Super Bowl was returned for a touchdown once, by Devin Hester in SB XLI

The lowest combined score in Super Bowl history is 21, when the Miami Dolphins beat the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII

A quarterback has been named Super Bowl MVP 26 times.


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Bizarre News

*-- Comcast offers apology for changing customer's name to profanity --*

A couple from Spokane, Washington discovered that after a dispute with Comcast their billing account had been renamed with profanity. After Ricardo and Lisa Brown argued over their bill with a customer service representative from Comcast, things went from bad to worse. On their next monthly bill Ricardo Brown's name had been changed to "A**hole Brown." When the Brown's attempted to have the profanity removed and Ricardo's name restored they were met with opposition. The Brown's then contacted a consumer advocacy writer, Christopher Elliott, and the incident was reported. "You know employees talk about customers behind their back and say things like this," Elliott told CBS News. "But I've never seen anyone put something like this in writing. This falls into the category of 'What were they thinking?'" Elliot then contacted Steve Kipp, Comcast's vice president of communications in Washington, who said, "We have spoken with our customer and apologized for this completely unacceptable and inappropriate name change," he said. "We have zero tolerance for this type of disrespectful behavior and are conducting a thorough investigation to determine what happened. We are working with our customer to make this right and will take appropriate steps to prevent this from happening again." "I'm a bit stunned by this" said Elliott. "Comcast is a big company. They can't control all their employees. But you'd think this is part of the basic training they give to their employees -- don't call your customers a-holes."

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Mountain Wings

You Have To Let Go of The Pain

My mother died in her sleep at age 70. We still don't know why. It was a total devastation to my whole family.

My father had been ill for some time and we had been preparing ourselves for his death but as God wanted it, my mother died first.

My parents were wonderful people. They raised us in church and set a godly example before us. After my mother's death, I didn't have much time for mourning. I took care of my father exactly five months to the day he passed. Then, the mourning for both took over. I didn't think it would end. Three years later, I was still crying myself to sleep every night and praying that I would soon get over it. The depression was unbearable. I couldn't understand why God was not helping me through this. I had gained almost 50 pounds.

I knew that I wasn't dead, but I wasn't living either. I think I was where they call limbo. Three years after their death, I went to bed crying and praying. However, something happened, I heard a voice.

I don't know if it was God's voice or a messenger from God, but I heard the voice. The voice said that I didn't have to let go of my parents, they could live on in my heart forever. I had to let go of the pain.

I understood and I let go of the pain. Now nine months later, I'm 42 pounds lighter and a whole lot happier. The change in my attitude happened right away and the pounds started coming off over time.

I still miss them and think of them with wonderful, fond memories. The difference now is that the pain is not keeping me from living. My husband, daughter and granddaughter enjoy spending time with me now.

I believe God made the valleys to be traveled though, not a stopping point. With each valley, I learn a little more. Maybe my next trip through, it won't be so long for me to get to the mountain top.

~A MountainWings Original by Becky Jent, Cave City, KY~ A comment on the issue, "How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?"

   Thanks so much, Shari! I especially enjoyed that link of mind-blowing facts!

“If I look confused it's because I'm thinking.”

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

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/09/15 - "A few examples of why we seniors get confused (#25 in a series of 26)":

  Confusing……..or maybe tooooo true!

     Thanks, Dools!


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/10/15 - "Commentaries On Life ;-)) (#25 in a series of 26)":


          Thanks, Jimmy!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/23/15 - "20 Weird Facts I'll Bet You Didn't Know (#4 in a series of 20)":


Believe it or not, I actually knew some of these facts!

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Haul Party!


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI (soon to be VA) - 01/30/15 - "Priceless Pets (#4 in a series of 22)":


“What’s wrong, buddy?”

     AWW! Thanks, George!


BONUS VALENTINE CROCHET PATTERN: - Cynthia's Heart Ornament - A pretty little quickie - I think I'll go make some of these myself!

BONUS VALENTINE RECIPES: - Valentine's Day Recipes - "Need Valentine's Day recipes? Get Valentine's Day recipes for your next meal from Taste of Home. Taste of Home has Valentine's Day recipes including Valentine's Day appetizers, sides, dinners, and more Valentine's Day recipes." - a plethora of yumminess!


From - 02/03/15:

John received a free ticket to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, John's seat was in the last row in the corner of the stadium. He was closer to the Goodyear Blimp than the stadium.

He noticed an empty seat 10 rows up from the 50-yard line. He decided to make his way to the empty seat. As he sat down he asked the man next to him if anyone was sitting there. The man told him no, it was empty.

John was very excited to have a seat like this at a Super Bowl and asked why in the world no one was using it. The man replied that it was his wife's seat but she passed away. He said this was the first Super Bowl that they had not attended together since they were married in 1968.

John said that was really sad, and asked if he couldn't find someone, a relative or a close friend to take the seat.

"No" replied the man, "They're all at her funeral!"


1. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 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.

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

                                 Love to all, Carol

   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


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Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup

Words and music by Anna Sosenko, 1936
 (13 June 1909 - 09 June 2000)

Recorded by Hildegarde, 1943 - # 21 on the charts
(01 Feb 1906 - 29 July 2005)

Recorded by
Nat King Cole, 1954 - # 7 on the charts in 1955
(17 Mar 1919 – 15 Feb 1965)

Darling, je vous aime beaucoup
Je ne sais pas what to do
You know you've completely
Stolen my heart

Morning, noon and night-time too
Toujours, wondering what to do
That's the way I've felt
Right from the start

Ah, Cheri!
My love for you is très, très fort
Wish my French were good enough
I'd tell you so much more

But I hope that you compris
All the things you mean to me
Darling, je vous aime beaucoup
I love you, yes I do

Wish my French were good enough
I'd tell you so much more

But I hope that you compris
All the things you mean to me
Darling, je vous aime beaucoup
I love you, yes I do

(Darling, je vous aime beaucoup)
I love you, yes I do



"Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" midi courtesy of - 02/04/10

"Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" lyrics courtesy
of - 02/04/10

"Je Vous Aime" clip art courtesy of - 02/04/10

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

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