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02/07/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

“When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure;
when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.”

Thornton Wilder
(17 Apr 1897 - 07 Dec 1975)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Now it's time for some more Beatles....

BONUS #1 - - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles

BONUS #2 -,+Ob-La-Da 


"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" is a song written mainly by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon/McCartney and released by The Beatles on their 1968 album The Beatles (also referred to as The White Album). It was released as a single that same year in many countries, but not in the United Kingdom, nor in the United States until 1976.

The song was written, primarily by Paul McCartney , around the time that highlife and reggae were beginning to become popular in Britain. The tag line "ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra" was an expression that Nigerian conga player Jimmy Scott-Emuakpor, an acquaintance of McCartney, used. The song is in the key of B flat and written in 4/4...[citation needed]


     Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Bob Hines ('66) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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 -   The late Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) (deceased - 03/14/15) 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 AL AND   Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;

11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA AND the late Terry Smith ('63);

12 - Jon Pearl ('57)

13 -  Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia;

14 -      Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND   My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA AND  My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents), Bekah Mansfield of TX!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


February 07, 1943 - Imperial Japanese naval forces completed the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign.

February 07, 1944 - In Anzio, Italy, German forces launched a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle.


Wednesday, February 07, 1968 - Ice hockey player and manager Peter Bondra was born in Bakivtski, Lutsk Raion, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

Wednesday, February 07, 1968 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Sully Erna was born Salvatore Paul Erna, Jr. in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, February 07, 1968 - Swimmer and sportscaster Mark Tewksbury was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Wednesday, February 07, 1968 - Actor and screenwriter Nick Adams (b. Nicholas Aloysius Adamshock on 10 July 1931 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania) died under mysterious circumstances of a drug overdose ("paraldehyde and promazine intoxication") in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 36.

  From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO - 02/06/16:

Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine.

- Dwight L. Moody
(05 Feb  1837 - 22 Dec 1899

    Thanks so much, Paul!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/07/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 02/06/18:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Sandi!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 02/06/18 - "How To Make Healthy Nut And Seed Bread":

It's Nordic “Stone Age” bread made from whole nuts and seeds.

WOWZERS! Thank you, Domi! This is the most fascinating recipe I've seen in quite some time!

From Drusilla West Groce ('56) of VA - 02/06/18:


     YIKES! Thanks, Drusilla!


“For your information, just answer me one question!”

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

 From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 01/25/18 - "Today's Humor (#7 in a Series of 18)":

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!


Heart Sachet - "With this easy crochet pattern, you can crochet a heart-shaped sachet to fill with potpourri. These crochet heart sachets would make a great Valentine's Day gift for friends or family. You can make these sachets in a variety of colors and use them to add a lovely fragrance to your closet, sock drawer, or even your car. These sweet handmade gifts make wonderful Valentine's Day presents and they're so fun and easy to make that you'll soon find yourself making one for everyone you care about!" 


Ann Regis' Keyhole Scarf - "When you give this scarf, you give a message of love — each end has a heart shape knit right in. The garter stitch area around the neck stretches nicely and keeps out the cold."

BONUS BRITISH RECIPES: -  Ginger Me up Chicken! Low Fat Honey & Ginger Chicken Breasts - Blender Yorkshire Pudding - "A quick and easy way to make Yorkshire pudding with little mess. Raises really high! If you don't have any meat drippings, I've used vegetable oil in the past. Just put it the oven until hot." - Victoria Sponge Cake - "A Victoria Sponge was the favorite sponge cake of Queen Victoria, and has since become a tried-and-true recipe for tea-time sponge cakes. Victoria Sponges are generally filled with jam, and are undecorated on the top, but you can serve each piece with a dollop of whipped cream, or shake some powdered sugar over the top if you'd like." - Joy's Prizewinning Trifle - "A fantastic recipe for making any occasion special...beautiful to look at and even better to eat. You will get raves. Use any flavor of pudding you like."


From - 02/06/18:

An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.

The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, "Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great I would recommend it very highly."

The other man asked, "What is the name of the restaurant?"

The first man thought and thought and finally said, "What is the name of that flower you give to someone you love? You know... the one that's red and has thorns."

"Do you mean a rose?"

"Yes, that's the one," replied the man. Then he turned towards the kitchen and called, "Rose, what's the name of that restaurant we went to last night?"


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

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   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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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Written mainly by Paul McCartney (b. 18 June 1942) and credited to Lennon/McCartney, 1968

Recorded by The Beatles, 1968, 1976

Desmond has his barrow in the market place...
Molly is the singer in a band...
Desmond says to Molly "Girl, I like your face"
And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on.

Desmond takes a trolley to the jewelry store...
Buys a twenty carat golden ring...
Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door...
And as he gives it to her she begins to sing...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on.

In a couple of years they have built a home sweet home,
With a couple of kids running in the yard,
Of Desmond and Molly Jones... (Ha ha ha ha ha)

Happy ever after in the market place...
Desmond lets the children lend a hand...
Molly stays at home and does her pretty face...
And in the evening she still sings it with the band...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on.

In a couple of years they have built a home sweet home,
With a couple of kids running in the yard,
Of Desmond and Molly Jones...
Happy ever after in the market place...
Molly lets the children lend a hand...
Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face...
And in the evening she's a singer with the band...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on.

And if you want some fun...take Ob-la-di-bla-da (Thank you)

"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Di" midi courtesy of - 02/08/11 (sic)

"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Di" lyrics courtesy
of - 02/08/11 (sic)

House clip art courtesy of - 06/14/06

Fence with Pink Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/29/05

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

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

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

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of - 09/25/07

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

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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

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

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