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02/24/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Tears

Oh, I am very weary,
Though tears no longer flow;
My eyes are tired of weeping,
My heart is sick of woe

- Anne Brontë
(17 Jan 1820 - 28 May 1849)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This lovely song is a bit out of character for Rush.  I really like it, because you know how I love ballads.

BONUS - - Tears - Rush, 1976


..."Tears" would be the first Rush song to feature an outside musician. Hugh Syme, who would play keyboards on a number of Rush songs in the future, (e.g., "Different Strings" on Permanent Waves and "Witch Hunt" on Moving Pictures) contributes a multi-tracked Mellotron string and flute part to the track...


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

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND the President of the Class of 1965,     Joe Wingo of NC!

  Happy Birthday this week to:
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 - What WOULD Be a Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;

01 - Alan Cohen ('57);

03 -   Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND   Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 24, 1920 - The Nazi Party held its first meeting of importance in Munich, Germany.

February 24, 1942 - The U.S. Government stopped shipments of all 12-gauge shotguns for sporting use for the wartime effort.

February 24, 1942 - Battle of Los Angeles: a UFO flying over wartime Los Angeles caused a blackout order at 2:25 a.m. and attracted a barrage of anti-aircraft fire, ultimately killing 3 civilians.

February 24, 1942 - The Voice of America (VOA) aired for the first time.

February 24, 1945 - Merrill's Marauders: The Marauders began their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.

February 24, 1945 - Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha was killed in Parliament after reading a decree that declared war on the Axis powers.

February 24, 1983 - A U.S. congressional commission released a report that condemned the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

TODAY IN 1965:

Wednesday, February 24, 1965 - Actress Kristin Davis was born Kristin Landen Davis in Boulder, Colorado.

Wednesday, February 24, 1965 - Footballer Lloyd McGrath was born in Birmingham, England.

Wednesday, February 24, 1965 - The 69th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Jane Swift, was born Jane Maria Swift in North Adams, Massachusetts.

         From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 02/23/15:

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.”

- Charles Swindoll
(b. 18 Oct 1934)

   Thank you, Cheryl!


  From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 02/14/15 - "Information for the Letter":

Is there any Typhoon alumnus out there that likes to work on classic cars? I have a 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible that needs some engine work. It’s on my bucket list to get it going by June so I can cruise Buckroe Beach in style. If you have the time and knowledge call or text me at 757-788-9713 or email me at Thanks.

Jimmy Walker

NNHS Class of 1962

   COOL! Certainly, Jimmy! I'll keep running this until one of us hears from someone!  

  "Anyone? Anyone?"  

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/23/15 - "Sorry to hear":

Sorry to hear that you are unable to attend your class reunion. We had so much fun a few years ago when you and 
    Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and I all stayed together and went on the Magical Mystery Tour together.....

     Thank you so much, Jean! That is one of my very favorite memories of all time! I wish... I wish..... Sigh.

We have had "in the bleak Midwinter" "snow was falling, snow on snow, snow on snow"...and we are sick of it. But we are going to see our grandson again very soon, which I am living for...

Meanwhile I have finished crocheting one baby blanket and almost finished another and have some pillows to make.

Love and prayers, Jean Burton

   We here in Fayetteville had 2'"or 3" of that lovely snow today - canceling everything - and we're told we can expect 2" to 6" more tomorrow! It's crocheting weather for sure and certain! Enjoy your creativity, and send us pictures of your projects, not to mention your grandson!

    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 02/24/15, 9:06 AM - "obit":


A '63 classmate,
 Brenda Powell Duncan Matthews, passed away on Feb 11, 2015. Her obituary was in the Daily Press last week.

Thank you for all you are doing for the typhoon nation.

Susie (Overton) Jones

   Oh, Susie, I'm so sorry to hear this! Thank you for letting me know; I had overlooked it altogether. You have my sympathies on the passing of your classmate.


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/21/15 - "Cop Talk":

Southern cops have a way with words. These are actual comments made by South Carolina Troopers that were taken off their car videos:

1. "You know, stop lights don't come any redder than the one you just went through."
2. "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while."
3. "If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."
4. "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."
5. "Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you."
6. "You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket, huh?"
7. "Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?"
8. "Warning! You want a warning? OK, I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."
9. "The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"
10. "Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy and corn dogs, and step in monkey poop."
11. "Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."
12. "In God we trust; all others we run through NCIC." (National Crime Information Center)
13. "Just how big were those 'two beers' you say you had?"
14. "No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we can."
15. "I'm glad to hear that the Chief (of Police) is a personal friend of yours. So you know someone who can post your bail."
16. "You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't. Sign here."
        Thanks, Dools!

    From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/15:

     That's just how I feel! Thanks, Joyce!

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 02/23/15:

  OH, SO CUTE!  Thanks, Tina!

“Why did you do that? Every Tom, Dick and Harry is named Sam!” -- When a friend told him he named his son Sam.

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

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/16/15 - "Old Age (#4 in a series of 9)":


Senior Humor - Old age looks like a lot of fun, can hardly wait to get there.... SAID NO ONE EVER!!!!!

  If you know anyone who is old, these would be fun to share. Believe me, I'm not sending them to you because you're old.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thank you, Ruthie!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/14/15 - "This should change your mood ... (#2 in a series of 18)":

  No matter how GRUMPY you may be right now ~ this should change your mood,

Have a great Day. Laugh, and then sing “It's a Beautiful Day" even when it's not.

"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."

      AWW! Thank you, Joan!


BONUS TEARS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Mermaid Tears Purse - "... What a fun crocheted bag for the spring time with a beautiful lace like layering at the bottom. Choose your own colors to customize the look to match your own wardrobe." - Granny Tears Scarf - Sarah London's Apache Tears Afghan - "Beautifully textured, captivating and fascinating! I’m referring to the strikingly mesmerizing Apache Tears crochet pattern..."

BONUS TEARS RECIPES: - Susan Voisin's Swiss Chard with White Beans and Job’s Tears - "I first went in search of Job’s tears a couple of years ago when a reader recommended it as a gluten-free replacement for barley..." - Yelena Malyutin Rennie's Tiger Tears Salad with Seared Tuna


From - 02/23/15:

A squirrel was living in a pine tree, when one day it started to shake and rock.

So he looked outside and he saw a large elephant trying to climb up the tree.

"What the heck!" the squirrel exclaimed. "What do you think you're doing climbing up this tree?!"

The elephant responded. "I'm climbing up here to eat pears."

The squirrel was befuddled. "You moron! This is a pine tree! There are no pears!"

The elephant stared at him for a moment before replying, "I know. I brought my own."


1. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 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 02/18/15

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   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


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Written by Geddy Lee
(b. 29 July 1953)

Recorded by Rush, 1976

All of the seasons and all of the days
All of the reasons why I've felt this way
So long...
So long

Then lost in that feeling I looked in your eyes
I noticed emotion and that you had cried
For me
I can see

What would touch me deeper...
Tears that fall from eyes that only cry?
Would it touch you deeper
Than tears that fall from eyes that know why?

A lifetime of questions, tears on your cheek
I tasted the answers and my body was weak
For you
The truth

What would touch me deeper...
Tears that fall from eyes that only cry?
Would it touch you deeper
Than tears that fall from eyes that know why?

"Tears" midi courtesy of - 02/24/10

"Tears" lyrics courtesy of - 02/19/10

S. L. Stephenson's "Tears" Image courtesy of - 02/24/10

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!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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!

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

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

Animated Energizer Bunny courtesy of - 07/09/12

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