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03/22/16 - NNHS Newsletter - May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You

I found you and I lost you,
All on a golden day,
But when I dream of you, dear,
It is always brimming May.

 - Paul Laurence Dunbar

(27 June 1872 - 09 Feb 1906)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I was needing to hear the soothing sounds of Jim Reeves today.

BONUS - - May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You - Jim Reeves


"May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" is a popular song by Meredith Willson, originally published in 1950.

The song is now considered a standard, recorded by many artists.

It was used as Tallulah Bankhead's theme song for her NBC radio program, "The Big Show." She recited the words in her ultra husky voice. The show featured many of the big stars of the day, and they would join Tallulah in reciting the words, one line per star, which made a memorable ending for the show.

However, it was most popular when it was regularly sung by Kate Smith on her early 50's TV show as the closing song. (Kate Smith enjoyed her own personal renaissance in the 70's when the Philadelphia Flyers (Pro Hockey Team) asked her to sing God Bless America at their most important games.)

A recording with Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plough Boys and his Guitar was made in New York City on December 13, 1950. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-0425 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number MH 148.


    Happy Birthday today to Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND    Mary Beth Sawyer ('63) AND    Richard Marshall ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 -   Charlie Hilling ('56) of FL AND a Beary Happy Birthday to   Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA;

25 -   The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007)  AND    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND   Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA;

26 -    The late Gene Collins Glave ('60) (deceased 07/06/11);

27 - Linda Williams Snelling ('63);

28 -   Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA AND   Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA;

29 -   David Hatchett ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 22, 1916 - The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicated the throne and the Republic of China was restored.


March 22, 1939 - Germany took Memel from Lithuania.

March 22, 1942 - In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronted Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.

March 22, 1942 - Britain's Sir Stafford Cripps arrived in India for talks with Mohandas Gandhi on Indian independence.

March 22, 1943 - The entire population of Khatyn in Belarus was burnt alive by German occupation forces.


Tuesday, March 22, 1966 - Lawyer and politician Pia Cayetano was born Pilar Juliana Schramm Cayetano in Michigan.

Tuesday, March 22, 1966 - Ice hockey player and coach Todd Ewen was born Todd Gordon Ewen in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He died suddenly in Wildwood, Missouri on September 19, 2015 at the age of 49.

Tuesday, March 22, 1966 - Scientist and academic Paul Midgley was born Paul Anthony Midgley in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England.

Tuesday, March 22, 1966 - The 11th Minister for Defence of Latvia, academic and politician Artis Pabriks, was born in Jūrmala, Latvian SSR.

Tuesday, March 22, 1966 - Runner António Pinto was born António Coelho Pinto in Vila Garcia, Amarante, Portugal.

Tuesday, March 22, 1966 - Basketball player and coach Brian Shaw was born Brian Keith Shaw in Oakland, California.

Tuesday, March 22, 1966 - Mountaineer and pilot John Harlin (b. John Elvis Harlin II on June 30, 1935) was killed at the age of 30 while making an ascent of the north face of the Eiger when his rope broke and he fell to his death.

From My Friend, Susan, of UT - 03/21/15:

“A soft heart has nothing to do with being a coward. In fact, the bravest people I've ever known have had the softest hearts.”

- Henry B. Eyring
(b. 31 May 1933)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

From Mike Lindsay (Menchville HS - '83) of Northern VA - 03/21/16, 2:26 PM - "Obit in Daily Press":


Hope you are feeling better and enjoying some spring weather in Fayetteville. We actually had some SNOW Saturday at our home in Winchester.

I thought I’d pass along the attached obituary from the Daily Press. Pat was Warwick ’58 but I thought some of your readers may have known her or her parents. They were the longtime owners of E&E Auto Parts on Warwick Boulevard (near Dean and Don’s Produce). The business was a NN fixture for decades. It always looked forlorn and run down but was actually a very lucrative business—--a regional Motorcraft distributor (the Ford replacement parts).

My lovely wife is from the Roanoke area but has a whole Newport News side of the family of whom Pat is one of the last ones. My small world story is that Pat’s parents lived about a mile away from us in Denbigh and my family knew them or knew of them a good 20 years before I ever knew Becky. AND, my late great aunt and uncle, Atlee and Gracie Harris, lived two blocks away from them and had to have known them.

We went to the funeral Friday—drove down that morning, did the funeral thing, had lunch, and drove back to Winchester. Had something we had to be back for that evening.

Anyway, thought I’d pass it along. Take care and get well.

  Patricia Parker DiCarlo

1940 – 2016


NEWPORT NEWS - Patricia Parker DiCarlo, 75, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016.

She was born on July 22, 1940 in Newport News to the late Edward G. and Edna N. Parker.

As a lifelong resident of the Peninsula she graduated from Warwick High in 1958 and was an owner/operator of E & E Auto Parts.

Pat enjoyed traveling many parts of the world, being on the water, and spending time outdoors.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Terry of Grafton, VA; her son, Douglas DiCarlo of Palm Harbor, FL; one grandson, Zachary Huck; three granddaughters, Josephine Huck, Camille DiCarlo, and Emily DiCarlo; and one great grandson, Enzo Huck.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, VA.

Funeral services will also be at the Amory Funeral Home beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016, followed by a burial at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 9702 Gayton Rd, 110, Richmond, VA 23238,


   Thank you, Mike! While I loved your small world story, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathies.

   I've posted Pat's Memorial Edition now:

    From the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC - 03/21/16 - "The Cousins":


You know all the fun we always have laughing and giggling together when       Cheryl (White Wilson - James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) comes down to visit? You should get well so that we can do that again real soon!

   EXACTAMUNDO! Thank you, Eleanor! This shot says it all! The fact that it is a bit out of focus simply adds to it!  


Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Adrienne, Carol, Eleanor, and Cheryl

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 03/21/16 - "Nathan Mitchell - How Will God Interview Parents?":

Nathan Mitchell ...  makes a valid point. I'm only sending this to ya because it's him, not trying to send some hidden meaning or whatever.

     Thank you so much, Webby! Nathan Mitchell made me cry like a baby, but his sister, Courtenay, is one of my favorite people on earth! I didn't realize he was a counselor as well as an actor.

   And by the way, I do adore all seven of you!    

“I'm conducting slowly because I don't know the tempo.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar


Kim Guzman's Blessed Mother Prayer Shawl

Blessed Event Baby Set Vintage Pattern

BONUS BLESSED RECIPE: - Blessed to Be Alive Juice Recipe


From - 03/21/16:

An MIT linguistics professor was lecturing his class recently.

"In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn't a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."


1. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/09/16

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


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May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You

Words and Music by
Meredith Willson (18 May 1902 – 15 June 1984), 1950

[As recorded by
Jim Reeves (20 Aug 1923 – 31 July 1964) on "Songs to Warm the Heart", 1959)]

May the good Lord bless and keep you, whether near or far away.
May you find that long-awaited golden day today.
May your troubles all be small ones, and your fortune ten times ten.
May the good Lord bless and keep you 'til we meet again.

May you walk with sunlight shining and a bluebird in ev'ry tree.
May there be a silver lining back of ev'ry cloud you see.
Fill your dreams with sweet tomorrow. Never mind what might have been.
May the good Lord bless and keep you 'til we meet again.

May the good Lord bless and keep you 'til we meet ('til we meet),
'Til we meet ('til we meet) again.

"May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" midi courtesy
of - 03/19/06
and extracted with the kind assistance of my #6 son, Dale Harty, then of NC - 03/21/06
Thanks, Dale!

"May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" lyrics courtesy of - 03/19/06

"Golden Day" Image courtesy of - 03/20/06 (re-saved 03/22/09)

Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/21/05 (re-saved 03/22/09)

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

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)

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

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 Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

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