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02/08/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Hazy Shade of Winter

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that
those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.”

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

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Here in Fayetteville, yesterday reached a record-breaking high of 81 degrees (this image shows a predicted high of 83 which wasn't reached, but the record was broken nonetheless). Today we're having a cloudy day, yet not quite as warm, but the iceman cometh later this week. On the other hand, My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL called last night from just outside St. Louis, where it reached a high of only 20 frozen degrees - OUCH! I've been watching weather reports of hideous conditions across the country, so I think it's likely that there's a good chance that wherever you might be, it feels rather like a winter day today.

BONUS - Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon and Garfunkel


"A Hazy Shade of Winter" is a song written by Paul Simon, recorded and released by Simon & Garfunkel in 1966, and then included on their 1968 album, Bookends (although it also appeared on their Live from New York City, 1967). It peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] making it the second highest-charting song on the album after "Mrs. Robinson", which reached #1[2] when it was released on the back of its inclusion on the soundtrack of The Graduate.

Critic Richie Unterberer described the song as "one of [Simon and Garfunkel's] best songs, and certainly one of the toughest and more rock-oriented".[3]

The lyrics evoke the passage of the seasons, but (as the title suggests) focusing on the gloominess of winter...


     Happy Birthday today to  Bob Hines ('66) of VA

     Happy Birthday today tomorrow to  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!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -   The late Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) (d. 03/14/15) AND   Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late Bobby Helmer ('61) (d. 02/26/11) AND   the late Bernie Helmer ('61) (d. 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) (d. 01/01/17);

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 08, 1942 - Japan invaded Singapore.

February 08, 1942 - Dutch Colonial Army General Destruction Unit (AVC, Algemene Vernielings Corps) burned Banjarmasin, South Borneo to avoid Japanese capture.

February 08, 1943 - Britain's 77th Indian Brigade began launching guerrilla raids behind Japanese lines in Burma. The forces were under the command of Major General Orde Wingate.

February 08, 1945 - The United Kingdom and Canada commenced Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.

February 08, 1945 - Mikhail Devyataev escaped with nine other Soviet inmates from a Nazi concentration camp in Peenemünde on the island of Usedom by hijacking the camp commandant's Heinkel He 111.


February 08, 1969 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Pauly Fuemana was born Paul Lawrence Fuemana in Auckland, New Zealand. On 31 Jan 2010 he died following a protracted battle with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, ultimately succumbing to respiratory failure[7] at North Shore Hospital, North Shore City, New Zealand just eight days before his 41st birthday.

February 08, 1969 - Puppeteer and author Mary Robinette Kowal was born Mary Robinette Harrison in Raleigh, North Carolina.

February 08, 1969 - Actress and producer Mary McCormack was born Mary Catherine McCormack in Plainfield, New Jersey.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/07/15:

“His mercy is the mighty healer, even to the wounded innocent.”

- Boyd K. Packer
(10 Sept
1924 - 03 July 2015)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/08/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 02/08/19, @ 7:00 AM:

  Good morning, everyone. Here I am once again blessed with the opportunity for another beautiful day and it's Friday to boot. It will be warm and sunny before a weak cold front passes through and the horses are beginning to whinny for their feed. And it's continuing to dry out in the pasture, so my blessings are multiplied this day. I said my morning prayer, put a smile on my face and now it's time to get moving with my chores. The early morning in the barn, listening to the sounds of munching and crunching, the rooster crowing, the dogs watching and the cats prowling as the horses prepare for turnout and the life of Riley in the pasture. Lord, how I love to watch the sky lighten in the east as I take care of the morning rounds. Your light ends the darkness, not just visibly but in my spiritual state of mind as well and I am so thankful for it. And what about you, my friends, do you take time to stop, look and listen to the Glory all around you? If you do it will truly brighten your day. A blessed morning to all.

   Thank you, Jimmy!

And they ring out in unison, "Feed us, Dad."

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 02/07/19:


 EXACTLY! Thank you, Cheryl!


From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 02/06/19:


  Thanks, Carlene!

            Sam Cooke - What A Wonderful World (Official Lyric Video)


“You fail to overlook the crucial point.”

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

 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/25/19 - "A little clean humor (#8 in a Series of 20)":

    Thanks, Billy!


Priscilla Hewitt's Cable Cap

Doris' Raspberry Sherbet Round Ripple Afghan - "Deliciously fun, the Raspberry Sherbet Round Ripple will have you grinning from ear to ear. Round crochet afghans look terrific and this pattern is for those already familiar with the round ripple technique. This pattern also teaches you how to crochet a flower and add it to the afghan. Make this ripple pattern for Valentine's day or for a girl's room."


61 Free Knitting Patterns for the Season - "When the weather outside is frightful, who says you can’t make knits that are absolutely delightful? If you haven’t already, it’s time to put away the lightweight yarns and exchange them for the chunkier ones..."


Winter Day Dinner - "In the middle of winter, I often rely on this recipe to warm us up! My husband doesn't care for noodles, so I look for different ways to serve potatoes."

Most Popular Winter Recipes


From - 02/07/19:

John: "My grandpa is 98 years old, and he doesn't even use glasses."

Jack: "Wow, that is incredible!"

John: "Yep, he drinks straight from the bottle."


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 13, 2019 -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 01/08/19

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."


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A Hazy Shade of Winter

Written by Paul Simon
(b. 13 Oct 1941)

Recorded by Simon & Garfunkel, 1966

Time, time, time, see what's become of me
While I looked around
For my possibilities
I was so hard to please
But look around, leaves are brown
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Hear the salvation army band
Down by the riverside, it's bound to be a better ride
Than what you've got planned
Carry your cup in your hand
And look around, leaves are brown now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Hang on to your hopes, my friend
That's an easy thing to say, but if your hope should pass away
It's simply pretend
That you can build them again
Look around, the grass is high
The fields are ripe, it's the springtime of my life

Ahhh, seasons change with the scenery
Weaving time in a tapestry
Won't you stop and remember me
At any convenient time
Funny how my memory slips while looking over manuscripts
Of unpublished rhyme
Drinking my vodka and lime

Look around, leaves are brown now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Look around, leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow on the ground...

Look around, leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow on the ground...

Look around, leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow on the ground...

"Hazy Shade of Winter" midi (sequenced by Phil Smith) courtesy of - 02/08/10

"Hazy Shade of Winter" lyrics courtesy of - 02/08/10

"Hazy Shade of Winter" image courtesy of - 02/08/10

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

Twig Flower Bar # 17  Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/08/10

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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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