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04/08/21 - NNHS Newsletter -
This Nearly Was Mine

“For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: 'It might have been.'”

- John Greenleaf Whittier
(17 Dec 1807 - 07 Sept 1892)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   It's time again for one of my favorite songs.  

BONUS #1 - This Nearly Was Mine - South Pacific (1958) - acted by Rossano Brazzi; sung by Giorgio Tozzi

BONUS #2 - This Nearly Was Mine - José Carreras

BONUS #3 - This Nearly Was Mine - Howard Keel

BONUS #4 - This Nearly Was Mine - Paolo Szot

BONUS #5 - This Nearly Was Mine - Frank Sinatra, 1963 - my fave!


South Pacific is a 1949 musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The story draws from James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific, weaving together characters and elements from several of its stories into a single plotline. The musical won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950. The issue of racial prejudice was sensitively and candidly explored at a time when few musicals engaged in serious social commentary.

South Pacific is considered by some to be one of the greatest Broadway musicals.[1][2] Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Happy Talk", "Younger than Springtime", and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", have become worldwide standards. The Broadway production was nominated for and won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Libretto. It is the only musical production ever to have won all four Tony Awards for acting. The show was a critical and box office hit and has since enjoyed many successful revivals and tours and spawned a 1958 film and other adaptations...


South Pacific is a 1958 film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, and based on James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. The film was directed by Joshua Logan and starred Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr and Ray Walston in the leading roles with Juanita Hall as Bloody Mary, the part that she had played in the original stage production...

Metropolitan Opera star Giorgio Tozzi provided the singing voice for the role of Emile de Becque in the film...


   Happy Birthday today to Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

 10 -   The late Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) (d. 07 Sept 2016) AND   Skip Wood ('65) of NC;

11 -   Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND  Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND   Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA;

12 - Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND  Richard Rawls ('71) of VA;

13 -  Gil Hughes ('64);

14 -  Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;

15 -    George Helliesen ('61) of VA AND  Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 08, 1271 - In Syria, sultan Baibars conquersed the Krak des Chevaliers.

April 08, 1940 - The United Kingdom and France announced that they had mined Norwegian territorial waters to prevent their use by German supply ships.

April 08, 1942 - Siege of Leningrad Soviet forces opened a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.

April 08, 1942 -The Japanese took Bataan in the Philippines

April 08, 1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, froze wages and prices, prohibited workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and barred rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.

April 08, 1943 - Otto and Elise Hampel were executed in Berlin for their anti-Nazi activities.

April 08, 1945- After an air raid accidentally destroyed a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors were massacred by Nazis.


April 08, 1971 - Singer-songwriter and drummer Darren Jessee was born Darren Michael Jessee in Houston, Texas.

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882)

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

   Thank you, Joan!

From My Friend, Jim, of IL - 04/06/19, 9:47 AM:

  TRUE! Thank you, Jim!

From MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 04/06/19, 6:40 PM:

   Thanks, MaeLea!

“It is not together, but the ensemble is perfect.”

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

BONUS FLY AWAY CROCHET PATTERN (GET IT? "Only to fly away..." ):

Heart in Flight Swablu - "Cute little swablu pattern, you can make this in an afternoon if you're dedicated!"

BONUS FLY AWAY KNIT PATTERN (GET IT? "Only to fly away..." ):

Fly Away Hand Knit "Quilt" - "No matter how tiny they are now, one day they will grow up and fly away! Inspired by flying geese quilt motifs, this modern geometric blankie is perfect for a new addition or a grown baby flying off to college."

BONUS DIDN'T FLY AWAY RECIPES (GET IT? "Only to fly away..." ):

Recipes for the Ducks That Didn’t ‘Fly Away’ - "...This is my favorite way to cook and eat duck...."


From - 04/07/19:

Irritated Boss: "Can't you hear that the phone is ringing? You must answer the telephone!"

New Secretary: "All right, but it seems so silly. Nine times out of ten, it's for you."

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/20/20

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  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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This Nearly Was Mine

Music by Richard Rodgers
(28 June 1902 - 30 Dec 1979)

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(12 July 1895 - 23 Aug 1960)

From South Pacific, 1949

One dream in my heart,
One love to be livin' for,
One love to be livin' for
This nearly was mine.

One girl for my dream,
One partner in paradise,
This promise of paradise
This nearly was mine.

Close to my heart she came
Only to fly away,
Only to fly as day flies from moonlight
Now, now I'm alone,
Still dreamin' of paradise,
Still sayin' that paradise
Once nearly was mine.

I'll keep rememberin' kisses
From lips I've never owned,
And all that lovely adventures
That we have never known.

One dream in my heart,
One love to be livin' for,
One love to be livin' for
This nearly was mine.

Close to my heart she came
Only to fly away,
Only to fly as day flies from moonlight.

Now, now I'm alone,
Still a-dreamin' of paradise,
Still sayin' that paradise
Once nearly was mine!

"This Nearly Was Mine" midi courtesy of - 04/07/09

"This Nearly Was Mine" lyrics courtesy of - 04/08/09

Pink Roses Bouquet clip art courtesy of - 04/04/05

Pink Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/04/05

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

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

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

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