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02/20/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
Soon It's Gonna Rain

“Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that
no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external
can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating
the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower,
but any foolish child can pull it to pieces

- Og Mandino
(12 Dec 1923 - 03 Sept 1996)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   "Gonna rain?"
I'd say that's a safe bet! It MIGHT even snow!!

BONUS #1 - Soon It's Gonna Rain - Barbra Streisand, 1963

BONUS #2 - Soon It's Gonna Rain - Stars of THE FANTASTICKS Julie Craig ("Lusia") and Douglas Ullman, Jr. ("Matt") on ABC's "GOOD MORNING AMERICA."


"Soon It's Gonna Rain" is a song from the musical comedy The Fantasticks, with lyrics written by Tom Jones, and music composed by Harvey Schmidt.

The song was first sung by Rita Gardner and Kenneth Nelson in the original Off Broadway production of The Fantasticks. Other performers from the long-running Off-Broadway production of the show to sing the song include Kristin Chenoweth, American Idol finalist Anthony Fedorov and winner of the thirteenth season of The Amazing Race, Nick Spangler.

In the Hallmark Hall of Fame broadcast on October 18, 1964, the song was performed by John Davidson and Susan Watson.[1]

We Five did a version of the song on their 1969 album, The Return of We Five.[2]

In the 1995 film version of The Fantasticks, the song was performed by Joey McIntyre and Jean Louisa Kelly.[3

  • Barbra Streisand recorded the song for her debut solo album The Barbra Streisand Album in 1963...[4]


       Happy Birthday today to   Bobby Callis ('64) of WV!

      Happy Birthday this week to:

    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;
    25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57)
    AND the President of the Class of 1965,   Joe Wingo of NC;

    27 -  Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND   Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND   From My Grandson, Azrae Woods (Pine Forest HS, NC - '24) of NC!

       Many Happy Returns to You All!


    February 20, 1920 - An earthquake killed between 114 and 130 in Georgia and heavily damaged the town of Gori..


    February 20, 1922 - Adolf Hitler secretly met with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party's upcoming election campaign.

    February 20, 1942 - Lieutenant Edward O'Hare became America's first World War II flying ace.

    February 20, 1943 - American movie studio executives agreed to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.

    February 20, 1943 - German General Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps broke through the Allied defensive line at the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, North Africa. It was the site of the first major battle defeat of the war for the United States.

    February 20, 1943 - The Saturday Evening Post published the first of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address theme of Four Freedoms.

    February 20, 1944 - The "Big Week" began as U.S. bombers began raiding German aircraft manufacturing centers. 

    February 20, 1944 - The United States took Eniwetok Island.

    THIS DAY IN 1970:

    February 20, 1970 - Nothing whatsoever happened anywhere in the world.

    From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/17/15:

    “There is no problem which you cannot overcome.”

    - Jeffrey R. Holland
    (b. 03 Dec 1940)

       Thank you, Susan!

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

       Thank you, Joan!

      From Jane Chambers of VA - 02/19/19:

      Thanks, Jane!  

    From My Cousin, Holly, of AK - 02/19/17:

      Thanks, Holly!

    “I don't care if it doesn't make a nickel. I just want every man, woman, and child in America to see it.”

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


    Rainy Day Mobile - "As soon as I saw this picture online, I knew I had to make this adorable amigurumi mobile for my friend's baby!"


    Rainy Day Overcoat

    Four Rainy Day Knitting Projects - "When rain has you trapped inside, it’s a great opportunity to do a one-day knitting project and use some bright colors to add some color to the gray weather. There are a wide variety of things you can make in one-day, some even with just one ball of yarn, or less. So, get your needles and a selection of your favorite bright colored yarns ready and check out these great projects."

    Colleen Barth's Rainy Day Washcloth - "If it's pouring outside, why not take up some needles and yarn and make this lovely Rainy Day Washcloth. If you know how to knit a dishcloth, you'll have no trouble crafting this simple washcloth. With a bumpy texture, this easy washcloth is great for use in the kitchen and is composed entirely of knit and purl stitches."


    Sue's Rainy Day Crock Pot Roast

    Pamela Chester's Rainy Day with the Crock Pot


    From - 02/19/19:

    "Do you love me with all your heart and soul?" asked Becky on Valentine's Day.

    "Mmm hmm," replied Dave.

    "Do you think I'm the most beautiful girl in the world?"

    "Mmm hmm."

    "Do you think my lips are like rose petals?"

    "Mmm hmm."

    "Oh, Dave," gushed Becky, "you say the most beautiful things!"


    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 11, 2020 - 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.

    PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/18/20

    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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    Soon It's Gonna Rain

    From the 1960 musical comedy, The Fantasticks

    Lyrics by Tom Jones (b. 1928); Music by Harvey Schmidt (b.12 Sept 1929)

    Hear how the wind begins to whisper.
    See how the leaves go streaming by.
    Smell how the velvet rain is falling,
    Out where the fields are warm and dry.
    Now is the time to run inside and stay.
    Now is the time to find a hideaway
    Where we can stay.

    Soon it's gonna rain.
    I can see it.
    Soon it's gonna rain.
    I can tell.
    Soon it's gonna rain.
    What are we gonna do?

    Soon it's gonna rain.
    I can feel it.
    Soon it's gonna rain.
    I can tell.
    Soon it's gonna rain.
    What'll we do with you?

    We'll find four limbs of a tree.
    We'll build four walls and a floor.
    We'll bind it over with leaves,
    And run inside to stay.

    Then we'll let it rain.
    We'll not fell it.
    Then we'll let it rain,
    Rain pell-mell.

    And we'll not complain
    If it never stops at all.
    We'll live and love
    Within our own four walls.

    We'll find four limbs of a tree.
    We'll build four walls and a floor.
    We'll bind it over with leaves,
    And run inside to stay.

    Soon it's gonna rain.
    Come run inside to stay!
    Soon it's gonna rain.
    For soon it's gonna rain.
    I can see it.
    I can feel it.
    Run inside and...

    Then we'll let it rain.
    We'll not feel it.
    Then we'll let it rain.
    Ran pell-mell.

    And we'll not complain
    - Happy ending...
    If it never stops at all.
    Then we'll let it rain.
    Why complain?

    We'll live and love within our walls.
    Happily we'll live and love,
    No cares at all.
    Happily we'll live and love
    Within our castle walls.

    "Soon It's Gonna Rain" midi (sequenced by Gene Confrey) courtesy of - 11/12/09

    "Soon It's Gonna Rain" lyrics courtesy of - 02/20/10

    Image of Rain courtesy of - 10/26/09

    Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/07

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

    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!

    Pine Forest High School (NC) Trojans Logo clip art courtesy of - 05/19/07

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

    Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
    Thanks, Janice!

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

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