lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

The Child Health Site   Provide free mammograms!   The Hunger Site
02/17/18 - NNHS Newsletter - At Last

“A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.”

- Mark Twain
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Ummmm, at last I'm getting some things done.....

BONUS - - At Last - Etta James


"At Last" is a 1941 song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren for the musical film Orchestra Wives, starring George Montgomery and Ann Rutherford. It was performed in the film and on record by Glenn Miller and his orchestra, with vocals by Ray Eberle and Pat Friday. Unreleased recordings of the song, however, had been made in 1941 by Glenn Miller for possible inclusion in the film Sun Valley Serenade. A new version was recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in Chicago on May 20, 1942, and released by RCA Victor Records as a 78 single, catalogue number 27934-B, backed with the A side "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo". The song reached number 9 on the Billboard pop charts in 1942, staying on the charts for 9 weeks, and later became a standard. In 1960, it was covered by blues singer Etta James in an arrangement that improvised on Warren's melody. James' version was the title track in the same-named album At Last! and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.[1]

The song was a favorite of Warren's and he would occasionally draw the melody of the first two bars of the song when signing an autograph.

The song became Etta James' signature song and was the third in a string of successful songs from her Chess Records debut album At Last!. In April 1961, it became her second number 2 R&B hit and crossed over to pop radio, reaching number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite its rather low pop chart standing, the song is well-known and is still played regularly on oldies radio stations.

In the decades since its release it has been covered by a number of artists. The Etta James version is perhaps the most famous, and is known to be performed at weddings and wedding receptions because of its romantic lyrics and sweeping orchestration...


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   The late Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND  Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

19 -  Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND Sandra Smith Overby ('63) AND   Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND    Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

20 -  Bobby Callis ('64) of WV;

22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Janice Clark Palmer ('63) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;

23 - Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA;

24 - Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND  Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 17, 1944 - The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll began. The battle ended in an American victory on February 22.

February 17, 1944 - Operation Hailstone began. U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attacked against Truk (Chuuk), Japan's main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Eniwetok invasion.


Saturday, February 17, 1968 - In Springfield, Massachusetts, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opened.

Saturday, February 17, 1968 - Journalist and activist Wu'erkaixi (吾尔开希) was born in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Saturday, February 17, 1968 - Footballer Giuseppe Signori was born in Alzano Lombardo, Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy.

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

- Joseph Addison
(01 May 1672 - 17 June 1719)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/17/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 02/16/18:

   Thanks, Domi!

From Tracy MacKeown Heath (Warwick HS - '77) of MI - 02/16/18:

   Thanks, Tracy!

“Even if they had it in the streets, I wouldn't go.” -- On Mardi Gras.

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

 From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 01/25/18 - "Today's Humor (#17 in a Series of 18)":

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!

Lilja Þorsteinsdóttir's Hexagon Blanket Finished at Last - "I posted a sneak preview of my crochet hexagon blanket the other day. Lo and behold, it’s finished! I followed the Attic24 tutorial but had to improvise with the 1/2 and 1/3 hexagons I needed to make a square blanket. I didn’t like the way it looked with the crooked hexagon edges. I think I might make a separate post about how I did them and finished the edges, so if anyone else is having trouble it might help. I love the outcome, I think it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever crocheted. The colours are so pretty and the hexagons mix together in a fun way, I can’t keep my eyes of it." - She's right; the colors are GORGEOUS! The basic pattern can be found in the tutorial.

WEBMISTRESS' NOTE: Scroll all the way down for a zombie surprise!

BONUS AT LAST KNIT INSTRUCTIONS (Get it? Finished at last? ):

Ashley Little's Blog - Bind-Off Basics: How to End Knitting a Scarf - "So you’ve reached the end of your very first scarf (yay!), but now you can’t figure how to end your knitting (ugh!). Learning how to end knitting a scarf could be as simple as binding off, and we’ll teach you a simple bind-off method in this post. But if you want to add a little something extra to your scarf, you can also end knitting a scarf with a few little embellishments like buttons, fringe or even a knitted edge. Before you toss that project across the room in frustration, let us help! We’ll walk you through the first step of binding off, then give you more ideas about how you can end knitting a scarf."


Jenny Busch's The Cake That Doesn't Last - "This is a very moist, and delicious pineapple banana nut cake. I've had this recipe for about 20 years and no one ever turns it down."


From - 02/16/18:

A college physics professor was explaining a particularly complicated concept to his class when a pre-med student interrupted him. “Why do we have to learn this stuff?” one young man blurted out.

“To save lives,” the professor responded.

A few minutes later the student spoke up again. “So how does physics save lives?”

The professor stared at the student for a long time without saying a word. Finally, the professor continued, “Physics saves lives because it keeps certain people out of medical school.”

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 reservations.

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! 

At Last

Written by Mack Gordon
(21 June 1904 - 01 Mar 1959)


Harry Warren
(24 Dec 1893 - 22 Sept 1981)

for the film, Orchestra Wives, 1941

Recorded by Etta James, 1960
(25 Jan 1938 - 10 Jan 2012)

At last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Oh, yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clovers
The night I looked at you
I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to rest my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
Oh, yeah when you smile, you smile
Oh, and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine
At last

"At Last" midi courtesy of - 02/16/09

"At Last" lyrics courtesy of - 02/16/09

"Hugging Penguins" Image courtesy of - 02/16/09

Animated Multi-colored Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/16/09

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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