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04/09/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Long Lonely Nights

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

- Ezbeth Wilder

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  Though I somehow still do not remember this song at all, I thought I'd use it again today.

BONUS #1 - Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & the Hearts, 1957

BONUS #2 - Long Lonely Nights - Clyde McPhatter


Lee Andrews & the Hearts was a doo-wop quintet from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, formed in 1953. They recorded on the Gotham, Rainbow, Mainline, Chess, United Artists, Grand and Gowen labels. Managed by Kae Williams, in 1957 and 1958 they had their three biggest hits, "Teardrops", "Long Lonely Nights" and "Try the Impossible". The group consisted of Lee Andrews (lead), Roy Calhoun (first tenor), Tammey Currey (second tenor), Ted Weems (baritone) and Wendell Calhoun (bass).[1]

Lee Andrews was born (1938) Arthur Lee Andrews Thompson, at Goldsboro, North Carolina. Questlove, drummer and producer for the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots, is Lee Andrews' son, and cites growing up with doo-wop as a major influence in his music.[2]


     Happy Birthday today to   The late Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) (d. 07 Sept 2016) AND   Skip Wood ('65) of NC!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

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 09, 1940 - Operation Weserübung Germany invaded Denmark and Norway

April 09, 1940 - Vidkun Quisling seized power in Norway.

April 09, 1942 - The Battle of Bataan/Bataan Death March United States forces surrendered on the Bataan Peninsula. The Japanese Navy launched an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire were sunk off the island's east coast.

April 09, 1945 - The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer was sunk.

April 09, 1945- The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ended.


April 09, 1969 - Actor Barnaby Kay was born in St Pancras, London, England.

April 09, 1969 - Runner Linda Kisabaka was born in Wuppertal, West Germany.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/08/15:

“As you keep moving forward, you can stay upright even when outside forces try to pull you down.”

- Bonnie L. Oscarson
(b. Oct 1950)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/25/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 04/09/19, 5:47 AM:

  Good morning on Tuesday. A little rain today then clearing, upper 70's. I'll take it and I hope wherever you are the skies will be bright and that you have fair winds and following seas. Remember, we're alive and that's something to start your day with in a thankful mode.

So, say a morning prayer of praise and thanks and get your smile on, that way you will be off to a great start for a great day. Know that you are blessed this day for we all are. Cheers.

     Thank you, Jimmy!

From My Friend, Sarah, of NC - 04/07/18:  

  SO CRITICALLY TRUE! Thank you, Sarah!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 04/09/19, 5:30 AM:  

  Congratulations to the University of Virginia, Mr. Jefferson's University, for a great victory in the national college basketball finals last night. The Cavaliers proved they deserved the prize and this Old Dominion native is proud of them as are all Virginians wherever they roam. I'll bet Monticello Mountain was rocking last night.

     NO DOUBT! Thank you again, Jimmy!


From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 04/08/19, 8:35 PM:

    Thanks, Carlene!

   From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 04/08/19, 1:44 PM:


   OOH! Thank you, Alice! I think I'm in love! Of course you wouldn't use this technique on fine collectible glass pieces, but what a spectacular way to transform dollar store finds!


“Someone came too sooner.”

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/19/19, 10:31 AM - "Flowers (#9 in a Series of 21)":
Happy Spring!

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."
~ Luther Burbank

   OOH, PRETTY! Thank you, Shari!



Several Strange and Cute Designs


Long Nights - "Knitted DROPS jacket in garter stitch with shawl collar in 'Lima'. Size: S - XXXL."


Cooking for One


From - 04/08/18:

The children were all lined up for their first confession when Little Johnny’s turn came. The priest asked him to confess his sins, and the boy promptly replied, “Father, I threw a stone at Jimmy.”

“That was a very misguided thing to do, my son,” said the priest patiently.

“It wasn’t misguided at all,” said Little Johnny. “I hit him.”


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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Long Lonely Nights

Recorded by Lee Andrews & the Hearts, 1958

Long, long and lonely nights
I cry my eyes out over you
Wond'ring if I did right
And why you left me with a broken heart

Oh, long, long and lonely nights
Oh, how I miss you, my dear
Please, please, come back to me
How I wish you were here

As I go along my lonely way I visualize your face
When I pass through (yeah!) my doorway
What's left for me to face?

Oh, long, long and lonely nights
I guess you're never coming home
Long, long and lonely nights
Ever since you've been gone

As I go along my lonely way I visualize your face
When I pass through (yeah!) my doorway
What's left for me to face?

Oh, oh, oh, long, long and lonely nights
I guess you're never coming home
Long, long and lonely nights
Ever since you've been gone

Please, please, come back to me
You've been gone too long


"Long Lonely Nights" midi (sequenced by RedSal) courtesy of - 04/09/10

"Long Lonely Nights" lyrics courtesy of - 04/08/10

Image of Broken Heart courtesy of - 04/08/10

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!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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

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