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03/24/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Together

They say that time heals all wounds but all its done so far
is give me more time to think about how much I miss you.

 - Ezbeth Wilder

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   My Magic Shower (from whom we have not heard in a while) sang this ballad to me recently. Apparently my Magic Shower is even more of a sucker for sad old songs than I am. I remember this one most clearly as it was featured several times in one of my favorite movies,  (1944):

In the score often, symbolizing the love between Anne and her absent husband Tim
Played by the band at the dance and sung off-screen by an unidentified singer; danced by Joseph Cotten and Claudette Colbert and other couples
Whistled by Joseph Cotten twice
Played also on a music box

   I was surprised how many interpretations of it there were - even in 1928!

BONUS #1 - Together - Cliff Edwards, 1928

BONUS #2 - Together - Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, 1928

BONUS #3 - Together - Frank Ferera's Hawaiians with vocals by Annette Hanshaw, 1928

BONUS #4 - Together - Paul Whiteman Orchestra, probably 1928

BONUS #5 - Together - Connie Francis, 1961

* EXTRA 20-Minute BONUS HOMAGE to Max Steiner's Score for Since You Went Away, 1944


"Together" is a 1928 popular song with music by Ray Henderson and lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown. The most popular 1928 recording of the song, by Paul Whiteman, with Bix Beiderbecke on cornet, was a #1 hit for two weeks.[1]

The song was included in a 1944 movie, Since You Went Away. This gave rise to a revival of the song, and it was recorded by Dick Haymes and Helen Forrest in a duet. Their recording was released by Decca Records as catalog number 23349. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on October 5, 1944 and lasted 10 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3.[2] This recording was paired on a single with "It Had to Be You," a #4 hit, producing a big two-sided hit.

"Together" became a Top Ten hit in the summer of 1961 via a recording by Connie Francis cut in New York City on 3 June 1961 with Cliff Parman acting as arranger and conductor. After focusing on new material for her recent singles releases, Francis with "Together" reverted to the mode of remaking traditional pop songs which had provided her with her biggest hits in the '50s. "Together" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first single release by Francis which could avail itself of the July 1961 inauguration of Billboard's Easy Listening chart where "Together" peaked at #1.[1][3] Francis' "Together" also reached #2 in Australia, #6 in the UK, #7 in Ireland and #6 in New Zealand and was a #1 hit in India.

"Together" was the title cut for a 1964 collaborative album by Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells which - apart from the original songs "Once Upon a Time" and "What's the Matter with You Baby" released as a single- consisted of remakes of traditional pop songs. "Together" was also the title cut of a 1976 Anne Murray album. See Together (Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells album); Together (Anne Murray album).

A recording of "Together" plays in the background on the John Lennon and Yoko Ono album Two Virgins, released in 1968 on Apple Records.


  From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/23/18:

Earlier this week, I received word that Lorena Elder Smith, Class of 1960, passed away on Monday. She was the sister of my late friend,   Shirley Elder Tierney, Class of 1965, and also her brother, Meredith. Love and prayers for her family during this difficult time.

   Oh, NO! I'm so very sorry to hear this, Sandi, but thank you for letting us know. I'll await publication of her obituary, which so far I have not located.


   Happy Birthday today to  Charlie Hilling ('56) of FL AND A Beary Happy Birthday to  Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007) AND    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND  Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

31 - The late Alex Nicol (February '49) (deceased 02/23/12) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND     Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND  Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND  Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


March 24, 1938 - The U.S. asked that all powers help refugees fleeing from the Nazis.

March 24, 1944 - The Ardeatine massacre: German troops murdered 335 Italian civilians in Rome.

March 24, 1944 - In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 Allied prisoners of war began breaking out of the German camp Stalag Luft III.


Saturday, March 24, 1968 - Badminton player Minarti Timur (许一敏) was born in Surabaya, East Java.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/23/15:

The greatest need in the world today is faith in God and courage to do His will.

- David O. McKay
(08 Sept 1873 - 18 Jan 1970)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/24/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 03/23/18:

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Mary!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 03/23/18:

    Thanks, Jean!

From Eleanor's Granddaughter, Ashley, of Northern VA - 02/20/18:


   Thanks, Ashley!



    From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 03/21/18:


  Thanks, Cheryl!



I cannot give it to you, so try to watch me.

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

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/09/18 - "I can relate to these! (#4 in a Series of 20)":


Thanks, Wayne!



Sewing Techniques for Crochet - "When you crochet, you occasionally need to use sewing techniques -- for example, when you stitch a crocheted applique onto another project, or when you sew granny squares together to make an afghan."


How to Knit - Finishing/Sewing Pieces Together - "Once you have your knit pieces finished, assemble them by sewing them together. The seaming technique used depends on the type of stitch used in the piece and whether you are making a vertical or a horizontal seam."


10 Perfect Recipe Pairings
- " 'Like a stamp to a letter; like birds of a feather'oh, you get the idea. Just like those combos, some foods seem destined to be together. Whether its a Southern staple such as ribs and cornbread or a Midwestern favorite like grilled cheese and tomato soup, you cant go wrong with these flavorful twosomes. Read on for a hearty helping of satisfying inspiration, from breakfast to dinner."


From - 03/23/18:

Mr. Jones was sleeping soundly and was awakened by the phone ringing at 2 AM. He answered and the voice on the other end said, "This is your neighbor, Mr. Smith. Your dog's barking is keeping me awake, keep it quiet!"

Then he hung up. At 3 o'clock, Mr. Jones called back Mr. Smith and said, "I don't have a dog." and he hung up.


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

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Music by Ray Henderson (01 Dec 1896 - 31 Dec 1970), 1928

Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva (27 Jan 1895 -11 July 1950) and Lew Brown (10 Dec 1893 05 Feb 1958), 1928

We strolled the lane together
Laughed at the rain together,
Sang love's refrain together
And we'd both pretend it would never end
But one day we cried together
Cast love aside together
You're gone from me,
But in my memory
We always will be together.

Oh darlin' the memory
Of all the happy moments we shared together
Will always remain in my heart
The picnics at the park,
The boat rides on the lake,
The way we danced all night,
The warmth of your kiss,
The way you held me tight
Are all part of a tender love
I'll never, never forget.

You're gone from me
But in my memory,
Darlin', wherever you are,
We'll always be.... together.

"Together" lyrics courtesy of - 03/24/14

"Together" Image courtesy of - 03/24/14

Nerve Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/20/06

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

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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