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03/22/18 - 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.


From Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA - 03/21/18, 2:16 PM - "NNHS '65 70th Birthday Celebration":

Dear Classmates:

The class of NNHS 1965 reunion committee is planning a belated "70" birthday celebration. The committee wanted to keep it simple and just provide a time and place to socialize, share old memories and make new ones. We have reserved an area at The Cove Restaurant in City Center in Newport News. The restaurant is located across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel where we held our 50-year reunion. There is a parking garage adjacent to the restaurant.

Our birthday celebration will be held on Saturday, June 9th from 6 to 9 pm. If you would like to order appetizers, dinner or drinks, you will order from their regular menu and run your own tab. There will be no admission cost for you to attend. The only cost would be the food and beverages that you choose to order. The committee needs a RSVP by May 1st in order to notify the restaurant of how large an area we would need to reserve. You can respond to Lynn Walker Brothers at, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at, 757-595-1965.

Let's come together and celebrate yet another milestone. We look forward to seeing everyone on June 9th!

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thank you, Lynn - what wonderful news! From now until then, this information will appear in the DATES TO REMEMBER section at the bottom of every Newsletter, and it will be appearing in all the other usual sections on the site very soon.

   I won't be able to join you, but y'all have fun!


   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, 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.


Thursday, March 22, 1968 - WHAT NADA?!? I guess not.

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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/22/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 03/19/18 - "House Concert - Saturday March 24 - Nashville Icon - Jerry Salley & Friends":

We have ​a ​packed line up of singer / songwriters and artists for this event. Do Not miss this diverse blend of talented performers.....we have Jerry Salley, SESAC Songwriter of the Year who is known for all genres of music; we have "The Lovers" from "The Voice"; we have Lisa Nicole a recording artist from Canada now living in Nashville; and one of my favorite groups....Jeanne Petersen and her bunch of friends that raise the roof every time they perform.


Doors open at 6:00 starts sharply at 7:00 PM......Potluck...BYOB...$20 donation at Z door!

Terry G. Seay
Songwriter House Concerts Since 2009 
Mobile # 703.628.4657


   SUPER! Thank you, Terry! Y'all have fun!

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 03/21/18:

  It's SPRING! Theoretically.

   Thanks, Domi!



From Tracy MacKeown Heath (Warwick HS - '77) of MI - 03/21/18:


  Thanks, Tracy!



 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 03/21/17:


Thank you so very much, Jerry!



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

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

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/09/18 - "I can relate to these! (#2 in a Series of 20)":


Thanks, Wayne!



Kim Guzman's Blessed Mother Prayer Shawl

Blessed Event Baby Set Vintage Pattern


Debbie Macomber's Knit One Bless Two - "It's just so important that every knitter knows that what they are doing is love..."


Blessed to Be Alive Juice Recipe


From - 03/21/18:

Waiter!" shouted the furious diner. "How dare you serve me this! There's a TWIG in my soup!"

"My apologies," said the waiter. "I'll inform the branch manager."


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, May 09, 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.

3. Saturday, June 09, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its Belated 70th Birthday Celebration at The Cove Restaurant in City Center (across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel), Newport News. No admission cost; run your own food and beverage tab. RSVP by May 01 to Lynn Walker Brothers at, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at, 757-595-1965. 

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

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

Animated Tiny Snowmen clip art courtesy of - 12/08/04

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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