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02/23/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
I Dreamed a Dream

Dreams can disappear - poof, just like that. Where do those dreams go?
Are they floating out there with no place to land - songs not sung,
dances not danced, all those dreams that will never come true?

- Marjorie Klein, Test Pattern, 2000, p. 204

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is one of my favorite songs. Yes, I know I say that all the time, but that's only because... it's so true. And this really is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite musicals, "Les Miz."

BONUS #1 - I Dreamed a Dream - Ruthie Henshall - (10th Anniversary), 1995

BONUS #2 - I Dreamed a Dream - Susan Boyle - Official Britain's Got Talent 2009

BONUS #3 - I Dreamed a Dream -  Anne Hathaway

   Of course it makes me cry and sob and weep and wail, but isn't that the true test of whether or not a song has touched your heart??

   Oh no, wait a minute. I forgot. I never cry; everybody knows that.....


"I Dreamed a Dream" is a solo sung by Fantine during the first act and the play's most famous number. Most of the music is soft and melancholy, but towards the end becomes louder and taut with frustration and anguish; as she cries aloud about the wretched state of her life and her unfair mistreatment.

Some notable musical connections with this song include:

  • "I Dreamed a Dream" starts in E Major, then E Minor, then F Major — "On My Own" starts in D Major, moving to B Major, and ending in F Major.
  • "I Dreamed a Dream,” outlines unfairness and woe in Fantine's life, the second half dedicated to her former male partner, who deserted her after the conception of Cosette. In "On My Own," Éponine outlines her desire to be with the character Marius, and (similarly to Fantine), dreams and imagines him by her side.
  • Near the one-minute mark (slightly after in "I Dreamed a Dream"), the final key signature change is made and the music and singing grows louder and more intense, as is done in "On My Own.


"I Dreamed a Dream" is a song from the musical Les Misérables.[1] It is a solo that is sung by the character Fantine during the first act. The music is by Claude-Michel Schönberg, with orchestrations by John Cameron. The English lyrics are by Herbert Kretzmer, based on the original French libretto by Alain Boublil from the original French production.

The song is a lament, sung by the anguished, dying Fantine, who has just been fired from her job at the factory and thrown onto the streets. She thinks back to happier days and wonders at all that has gone wrong in her life.

In the original Musical, the song occurs after Fantine has been fired, and before Lovely Ladies. In the film adaptation, these two musical numbers were swapped around, to place dramatic emphasis on Fantine's depressing descent into prostitution.


   Happy Birthday today to Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND   Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:
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 My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;

28 - Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;

29 - Happy (Un)Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;

01 - Alan Cohen ('57)

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 23, 1941 - Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.

February 23, 1942 - Japanese submarines fired artillery shells at the California coastline near Santa Barbara.

February 23, 1943 - Greek Resistance: The United Panhellenic Organization of Youth was founded is Greece.

February 23, 1944 - The Soviet Union began the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.

February 23, 1945 - During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a commonly forgotten U.S. Navy Corpsman, reached the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and were photographed raising the American flag.

February 23, 1945 - The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, freed the captives of the Los Baños internment camp.

February 23, 1945 - The capital of the Philippines, Manila, was liberated by combined Filipino and American forces. 

February 23, 1945 - Capitulation of German garrison in Poznań: The city was liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.

February 23, 1945 - The German town of Pforzheim was completely destroyed in a raid by 379 British bombers.


Friday, February 23, 1968 - Not one single noteworthy thing occurred anywhere in the world on this day. Right. I am so sure.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/22/15:

“Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where God's Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns and peace dwells.”

- Thomas S. Monson
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)

   Thank you, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/23/18:

   Thank you, Joan!


From Linda DeShazo Hatchett ('65) of VA - 02/22/18:

     EXCELLENT! Thank you, Linda! That's good news to me, because I've been treating myself to quite a few of those "mental health days" lately!

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 02/22/18:

  Thanks, Cheryl!

 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 02/22/17:

  AMEN! Thank you, Jerry!

“Let's have some new clichés.”

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

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/12/18 - "ONE WORD ESSAYS ... Beautiful!" (#5 in a Series of 26):

  May your troubles be less...

May your blessings be more...

May nothing but happiness come through your door.

   Thank you, Wayne!



Trish Kristoffersen's Dreamy Throw - "This classically designed throw is crocheted in panels so it’s easy to take with you and keep your fingers busy wherever you may go. The interesting shell stitch patterning forms lacy elegant diamonds."

Katherine Eng's Dreamy Quilt Throw


Stacey Winklepleck's Dreamy Waves Scarf - "Increases and decreases give a gentle wave design to this simple scarf. Using 2 different multicolored yarns and alternating the skeins create a beautifully gradient piece you'll never want to take off."

BONUS CREAMY DREAMY DESSERT RECIPES: - "Sometimes you just have to dial up the decadence. This sweets menu takes indulgence to new heights: the creamiest, richest, most velvety desserts of all time."


From - 02/22/17:

Store owner: "Thank you for your patronage. I wish I had twenty customers like you."

Customer: "Gosh, it's nice to hear that, but I'm kind of surprised. You know that I argue over every bill and always pay late."

Store owner: "I'd still like twenty customers like you. The problem is, I have two hundred customers like you."


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 02/21/18

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."


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I Dreamed a Dream

From Les Misérables: Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg (b. 06 July 1944); French libretto by Alain Boublil (b. 1941), 1980
English lyrics by
Herbert Kretzmer (b. 05 Oct 1925), 1985.


There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he'll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.

"I Dreamed a Dream" midi courtesy of - 02/22/08

"I Dreamed a Dream" lyrics courtesy of - 02/22/08

Dreaming Image courtesy of - 03/22/07

Peach Zigzag Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/28/05

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!

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 Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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

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