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02/21/22 - NNHS Newsletter - Precious Memories

“Savor and taste each moment in life - for it soon shall be a memory.”

- Shana Wiersum

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I thought the theme of today's Newsletter might bring back a few - oh, I dunno - precious memories.

BONUS #1 - Precious Memories - Tennessee Ernie Ford

BONUS #2 - Precious Memories - Dolly Parton

BONUS #3 - Precious Memories - Alan Jackson


Precious Memories is a traditional gospel hymn credited to J.B.F. Wright in 1925. J. B. F. Wright was born in Tennessee, February 21, 1877. It has been performed by a wide variety of famous recording artists including Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Daniel O'Donnell, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, and Bob Dylan. It was also the last song on the soundtrack of the 1979 film Hardcore, then performed by Susan Raye at the film's opening and closing credits.

Aretha Franklin recorded the song for her album "Amazing Grace" (1972) and Ronnie Milsap for his album "Then Sings My Soul" (2009).


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ronald Bass ('57) AND Janice Clark Palmer ('63) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

24 - The late Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) (d. 02 July 2019) 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 (Penn Foster HS, AZ - '23) of NC;

28 - The late Wayne Agee ('58) (d. 21 Dec 2021)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


February 21, 1945 - During the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japanese kamikaze planes sank the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea and damaged the USS Saratoga.

February 21, 1945 - The Brazilian Expeditionary Force defeated the German forces in the Battle of Monte Castello on the Italian front.


February 21, 1972 - United States President Richard Nixon visited China to normalize Sino-American relations.

February 21, 1972 - The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 landed on the Moon.

February 21, 1972 - Singer-songwriter Seo Taiji (서태지) was born Jeong Hyeon-Cheol (정현철) in Seoul, South Korea.

From My Friend, Dennis, of AZ - 02/20/15:

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

- Ernest Hemingway
(21 July 1899 - 02 July 1961)

   Thank you, Dennis!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/21/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 02/20/22, 4:19 PM:

   TRUTH! Thank you, Jean!

 From The Best Student in the Class of 1960, Pete Hoyle of VA - 02/20/22, 10:37 PM:

    Thanks, Pete!

 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/20/19:

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Jean!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 02/20/19:

    EXACTAMUNDO! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

“A bachelor's life is no life for a single man.”

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


Stephanie Erin's Precious Petal Shawl - "I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love big triangle shawls that I can wrap around my neck..."


Belinda Harris-Reid's Precious Shawl or Baby Blanket - "Precious is a celebration of all things quintessentially British; a new baby Royal needs to be swaddled in our luxury British alpaca and silk yarn manufactured exclusively in Britain from the fleece of alpacas farmed in the UK. PRECIOUS is so comfortable and soft, light and airy but incredibly warm. Pure heaven to touch and wear. This gentle and delicate shawl can be for a small person (a special baby) or to wrap your shoulders when the twilight visits, just a little something to wear when the darkness descends and the air becomes chilly. Uncomplicated and effortless to make – a rhythmic pattern repeat that is soothing to work; cables, garter-stitch borders and an intricate lacy motif makes up the design. Just a simple rectangle; with no seams and two threads to sew in - one at the beginning and one at the end..." - This pattern costs $5.30 to download, but it's just so - well, precious!


Deborah Mann Lake's Heirloom recipes season family holidays with precious memories


From - 02/20/19:

A group at a MENSA (IQ 150+) meeting were having lunch at a local restaurant when one noticed that the salt shaker was filled with pepper and the pepper shaker was filled with salt.

After a lengthy discussion they determined that they could swap the contents to match the correct shakers. All they needed was a straw and an empty saucer.

They called over their waitress (IQ much less than 150) and pointed out their concerns. Without hesitation she switched the lids, said "problem solved", and walked away from the now shocked and silenced Mensa table.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/16/21

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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Precious Memories

- Music and Lyrics by J. B. F. Wright (21 Feb 1877 - ???), 1925

Precious memories, unseen angels
Sent from somewhere to my soul
How they linger, ever near me
And the sacred scenes unfold.

Precious memories, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul
In the stillness of the midnight
Precious, sacred scenes unfold.

Precious father, loving mother
Fly across the lonely years
And old home scenes of my childhood
In fond memory appear.

In the stillness of the midnight
Echoes from the past I hear
Old-time singing, gladness bringing
From that lovely land somewhere.

I remember mother praying
Father, too, on bended knee
Sun is sinking, shadows falling
But their prayers still follow me.

As I travel on life's pathway
Know not what the years may hold
As I ponder, hope grows fonder
Precious memories flood my soul.

"Precious Memories" midi (sequenced by Frank W. “Grandpa” Schober) courtesy of - 01/24/06
at the request of Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/06
Thanks, Jean! 

 "Precious Memories" lyrics courtesy of - 01/24/06
also at the request of Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/06
Thanks again, Jean! 

"Bunny Love" clip art courtesy of - 08/18/05 

 Heart Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/30/06

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

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!

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 Energizer Bunny courtesy of - 07/09/12

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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

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