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04/02/17 - NNHS Newsletter -

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”

- Hal Borland
(14 May 1900 - 22 Feb 1978)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There's just something about April.....

BONUS - - Pat Boone - April Love, 1957


"April Love" is a popular song with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. It was written as the theme song for a 1957 film of the same name starring Pat Boone and Shirley Jones and directed by Henry Levin.

In the film, the Pat Boone character, Nick Conover, leaves Chicago after being put on probation for stealing a car. Living and working on the Kentucky farm of his uncle Jed Bruce and his aunt Henrietta, he falls in love with a neighbour's daughter, played by Shirley Jones. In the same way that Boone is often criticised for singing watered-down versions of rhythm and blues songs, the film April Love can be seen as a milder version of James Dean's Rebel Without a Cause (1955) or Marlon Brando's The Wild One (1955).[citation needed]

Helped by the release of the film, "April Love" became a number-one hit in the United States for Pat Boone in December 1957. In 1958, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song.


   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

06 Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);

07 -  Marc Snyder ('65) of NC;

09 - Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


April 02, 1917 - World War I: United States President Woodrow Wilson asked the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.


April 02, 1941 - German Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel, "the Desert Fox," resumed his advance into Cyrenaica. The advance was the beginning of the recapture of Libya by the Axis forces.

April 02, 1944 - The Soviet Union announced that its troops had crossed the Prut River and entered Romania.

April 02, 1945 - Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil were established.


Sunday, April 02, 1967 - Singer-songwriter, and guitarist Greg Camp was born Gregory Dean Camp in West Covina, California.

Sunday, April 02, 1967 - Guitarist and songwriter Phil Demmel was born in the United States. 

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/01/15:

“Now is the best time to start becoming the person we eventually want to be—not only 20 years from now but also for all eternity.”

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

   Thanks so much, Susan!


 From Barry Rew (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA - 04/01/17, 9:23 AM - "Obituary for Anne Marlow Fitzgerald (San Diego Union-Tribune)":

 From Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN - 04/01/17, 10:47 AM - "Obituary for Anne Marlow Fitzgerald (San Diego Union-Tribune)":

AM Fitzgerald's obit was just posted today.

  From Jeanie Scruggs Anderson of VA - 04/01/17, 9:23 AM - "Obituary for Anne Marlow Fitzgerald (San Diego Union-Tribune)":

Anne's obituary, as requested.

Blessings, Jeanie Scruggs Anderson

   Thank you so very much, Barry, Bonnie, and Jeanie!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/01/17 - "Temperature Gauge, Fayetteville, NC, 01/01/17 to 03/25/17:

   As promised, my Temperature Gauge Afghan is showing much more variety in the colors, thanks to Fayetteville's ever changing weather.

91-100+ Cherry Red
81-90 Pumpkin
71-80 Cornmeal
61-70 Pale Yellow

51-60 Paddy Green
41-50 Honeydew
31-40 Royal Blue
21-30 Baby Blue
0-20 Lilac

      Behold the first twelve weeks of 2017 in Fayetteville!

   The most interesting aspect to me of this period is the week of 03/19 to 03/18, which brought us not only another rare snow on 03/12/17 (as evidenced by the initial round of white within that day's motif), but the fact that the first six days of that eleventh week all had high temperatures falling in the honeydew and paddy green ranges - as though even the weather was celebrating St. Patrick's Day!

   Isn't that simply fascinating? I know!


   From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 03/31/16:

  Thanks, Mark!

“Even when you are not playing you are holding me back.”

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

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/15/17 - "Do you think GOD will ever run out of ideas? NOT! (#13 in a Series of 19)":

OOH, WOW! Thank you, Wayne!


BONUS APRIL CROCHET PATTERNS: - Mia's African Flower / Paperweight Granny - "...I love the colors Mia used, as sweet as a pretty girl!" - Alice's Tea Cozy - "... the cutest free crochet pattern for a tea cozy! I love the flower top detail..."

BONUS APRIL RECIPES: - 30 Delicious Things to Cook in April


From - 04/01/17:

Q. How many mystery writers does it take to change a light bulb?

A. Two, one to put it almost all the way in and the other to give it a surprising twist at the end.


1. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 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, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: and CONTACT:

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/11/17

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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April Love

Words by Paul Francis Webster (20 Dec 1907 – 18 Mar 1984)
Music by
Sammy Fain (17 June 1902 – 06 Dec 1989)

Recorded by Pat Boone (b. 01 June 1934), 1957

April love is for the very young
Every star's a wishing star that shines for you
April love is all the seven wonders
One little kiss can tell you this is true

Sometimes an April day will suddenly bring showers
Rain to grow the flowers for her first bouquet
But April love can slip right through your fingers
So if she's the one don't let her run away

[Instrumental Interlude]

Sometimes an April day will suddenly bring showers
Rain to grow the flowers for her first bouquet
But April love can slip right through your fingers
So if she's the one don't let her run away

"April Love" midi courtesy of - 04/01/08

  "April Love" lyrics courtesy of - 04/01/08

Hummel's "April Showers" Image courtesy of - 04/01/08

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/07

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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

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