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03/28/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Only the Lonely

“One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.”

 - Henry Brooks Adams

(16 Feb 1838 - 27 Mar 1919)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   It's time again for the great Roy Orbison.

BONUS - Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison


"Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)" is a 1960 song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson.[1] Produced by Fred Foster for Monument Records it became the first major hit for Orbison. As an operatic rock ballad, it was a sound unheard of at the time except It's Now or Never by Elvis Presley, described by the New York Times as expressing "a clenched, driven urgency".[1] It is seen as a seminal event in the evolution of Rock and Roll. Released as a 45rpm single by Monument Records in May 1960, "Only the Lonely" went to No. 2 on the United States Billboard pop music charts on 25 July 1960 (blocked by Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry") & No. 14 on the Billboard R&B charts.[2] "Only the Lonely" reached Number One in the United Kingdom, a position it achieved on 20 October 1960, staying there for two weeks (out of a total of 24 weeks spent on the UK singles chart from 28 July 1960).[3] the personnel who were featured on the original recording included Orbison's session regulars Buddy Harman on drums, Floyd Cramer on piano and Bob Moore on bass with Hank Garland and Harold Bradley on guitar.

In 1999, "Only the Lonely" was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.[citation needed] In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it No. 232 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time...[citation needed]


   Happy Birthday today to Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA AND   the late Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) (d. 10/30/18)! 

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  David Hatchett ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

31 - The late Alex Nicol (February '49) (d. 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;

01 - Harold Smith ('57) AND  Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA;

04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND  Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of FL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 28, 1933 - In Germany, the Nazis ordered a ban on all Jews in businesses, professions and schools.

March 28, 1939 - Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquered Madrid after a three-year siege.

March 28, 1941 - Battle of Cape Matapan – in the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham led the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian heavy cruisers and two destroyers.

March 28, 1942 -
St Nazaire Raid: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raided the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.

March 28, 1945 - Germany launched the last of the V-2 rockets against England.


March 28, 1969 - Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis made a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.

March 28, 1969 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Rodney Atkins was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.

March 28, 1969 - Director and producer Brett Ratner was born in Miami Beach, Florida.

March 28, 1969 - The 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, (b. Dwight David Eisenhower on 14 Oct 1890 in Denison, Texas) died of congestive heart failure at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. at the age of 78.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/27/15:

“The most important thing is to keep trying.”

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/07/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 03/27/19, 6:16 PM:

  Nighttime will soon call and the darkness will fall. I spent the day on my feet, but the day was kept busy and I'll get a good night's sleep. And if I don't wake tomorrow, there should be no sorrow. For my heart is focused right, and what I'll inherit will be out of sight.
Sunset in the inland coastal waters Sunset in the Big Apple Sunset on the cold waters of Antarctica

Just a thought, I would bet 99% that I'll see you all tomorrow. But we just can never be sure. So have a good night and here are a few pictures of our beautiful world at sunset. KEEP FAITH STRONG AND YOU CAN'T GO WRONG!

     Thank you, Jimmy!

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 03/27/17 - "How to Eat Peeps":
     Oh, Cheryl, NOOO! Peeps are fun AND delicious! Try them again this year! "You'll just LOVE them!"

“The next movement is still in the factory.”

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


Lonely Banana Hammock - "You may have a banana hanger, but let me ask you this: what happens when you’re down to just one banana? Poor little thing sitting all alone on the counter. Make yourself a fruit hammock and give that lonely little banana a place to relax without getting bruised. "


Recipes for Lonely People


From - 03/27/19:

"Bob, why don't you play golf with John anymore?" asked a friend.

"Would you play golf with a guy who moved the ball with his foot when you weren't watching?" Bob asked.

"Well, no," admitted the friend.

"Neither will John," replied Bob.


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

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 -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.

3. Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964
will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:; CONTACT: David Spriggs at

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/19

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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Only the Lonely

Written by Roy Orbison (23 Apr 1936 - 06 Dec 1988) and Joe Melson (b. May 1935), 1960

Only the lonely

Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
Know the way I feel tonight (ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah)
Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
Know this feelin’ ain’t right (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)

There goes my baby
There goes my heart
They’re gone forever
So far apart

But only the lonely
Know why
I cry
Only the lonely

Only the lonely

Only the lonely
Know the heartaches I’ve been through
Only the lonely
Know I cried and cried for you

Maybe tomorrow
A new romance
No more sorrow
But that’s the chance - you gotta take
If your lonely heart breaks
Only the lonely


"Only the Lonely" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Only the Lonely" lyrics courtesy of 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Lonely Man Image courtesy of - 03/28/05

Lonely Woman Image courtesy of - 03/28/05

Tulips and Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/28/05

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!

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 Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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

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