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04/10/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dreaming of You
Dreams can disappear - poof, just like that.  Where do those dreams go? Are they floating out there
with no place to land - songs not sung, dances not danced, all those dreams that will never come true?

Marjorie Klein, Test Pattern, 2000, p. 204

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Nothing like sad ol' love songs.....

BONUS - - Dreaming of You - Selena, 1995


"Dreaming of You" is the name of a Selena love song written by Franne Golde and Tom Snow. It was Selena's biggest single, peaking at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was released at the end of the first quarter of 1995, after Selena's murder. It appeared on the album of the same name, which was released posthumously.

Robert Johnson of Planet Music, a record chain in Houston, told New York Times that people in Houston were buying copies of the album Dreaming of You because of the single "Dreaming of You".[1] 15 years after her death, Teresa Jusino of Popmatters wrote: "Even the most sheltered English-speaking music fan might not know Selena's name, but if you mention her hit singles, "Dreaming of You", or "I Could Fall in Love," they'll likely respond with 'I remember that song!', or 'I love that one!'."[2]

Peter Watrous of The New York Times wrote: "It's not that she didn't sing well in English; she spoke English substantially better than she did Spanish. It's that the English song writers didn't step up to the bar with their best material. The music is faceless commerce. That she sings it so well on the album suggests that she had a good chance of success, working lush ballads in an anonymous pop style that Disney has mastered..."[3]


     Happy Birthday today to     Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND    Skip Wood ('65) of NC!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND   Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND    Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 MI (soon to be VA) AND    Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA;

17 - David Jones ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



April 10, 1815 - The Mount Tambora volcano began a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately killed 71,000 people and affected Earth's climate for the next two year



April 10, 1865 - American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addressed his troops for the last time.



April 10, 1940 - Katyn massacre: The mass execution of 40 thousands Polish officers and intelligentsia was approved and signed by USSR leader Joseph Stalin

April 10, 1941 - The Axis Powers in Europe established the Independent State of Croatia from occupied Yugoslavia with Ante Pavelić's Ustaše fascist insurgents in power.

April 10, 1944 - Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from the Birkenau death camp.


Saturday, April 10, 1965 - Drummer Tim Alexander (Primus and Major Lingo) was born in Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Saturday, April 10, 1965 - Race car driver Lloyd Casner (b. 30 Aug 1928 in Miami, Florida) was killed in Le Mans, France when he crashed a new Maserati during testing for the upcoming 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was 36 years old.

Saturday, April 10, 1965 - Actress Linda Darnell (b. Monetta Eloyse Darnell on 16 Oct 1923 in Dallas, Texas) died at the age of 41 in Chicago, Illinois from burns she received in a house fire in Glenview, Illinois the day before.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/09/15:

“Never feel you are too unworthy to pray.”

- Richard G. Scott
(b. 07 Nov 1928)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

        From Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL - 04/08/15 - "Our Government":

Hello Friends,

The attached 90 second video is one that we simply must figure out a way to share with as many people as we know. Simple, straightforward, and our future! Please feel free to pass on as you wish.


'In God We Trust'

Harvard Professor: 90 seconds you won't regret seeing! Now here is something that absolutely everyone should see -- often!! This could be used in so many ways, in so many places ... it is stunningly simple, and so totally profound ...! Note that at the bottom of the clip it gives permission to use this clip, provided it is not altered. Harvard Professor: 90 seconds you won't regret seeing!

Thank you so much, Don!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/08/15 - "How Much Sugar?, The Blessing & A Very Serious Warning To Pass On!":


(from Clean Laughs and Daily Groaner...)

Noren Eron, the great Norse comic decided to bring his act to America. He booked several shows in the northern states and did well. He then took his act down south, but he realized that the farther south he went, the less the crowd appreciated his act which had the poor guy miffed. When he got to the Deep South, no one got his act at all. After many disappointing sets, he just quit one night and returned to Norway.

This goes to show you...

You should never book a miffed Norse in the south.


An American scientist once visited the offices of the great Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Neils Bohr, in Copenhagen, and was amazed to find that over his desk a horseshoe was nailed to the wall.

The American said with a nervous laugh, "Surely you don't believe that horseshoe will bring you good luck, do you, Professor Bohr?"

Bohr chuckled. "I believe no such thing, my good friend. Not at all. I am scarcely likely to believe in such foolish nonsense. However, I am told that a horseshoe will bring you good luck whether you believe in it or not!"


"In some good-luck news, a man coming out of surgery has won $7 million on a lottery ticket that was tucked in his get-well card. And after paying his hospital bills, he still has $900 left."

-Seth Meyers


*-- Lettuce --*

A man goes to the Doctor with a piece of lettuce hanging out of his ear.

"That looks nasty," says the doctor.

"Nasty?" replies the man, "This is just the tip of the iceberg!"

*-- Q and A Quickies --*

Q: What did the judge say when the skunk walked in the court room?

A: Odor in the court.


Nice Quote

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa



* There is nothing evil about bottled water. Sometimes it is just more convenient to buy a bottle of water than spend time looking for a water fountain. But do you really have to buy two or three brand new individual bottles a day? Whenever I buy a bottle of water I try to save the bottle, if it is convenient, and re-fill it with tap water. I almost always have a few bottles of ice cold water in my fridge that I haven't paid a cent for, and it's just as easy to bring one with me in the car in the morning or to the gym at night as it is to buy a bottle while I'm out.

* Tap water tastes funny to you? Install a water filter on your sink at home. A faucet mounted water filter can be as cheap as $40 and will remove 96-99 percent of chlorine, 92-99 percent of lead, and between 95-99 percent of at least a half dozen other chemicals and impurities from your tap water. And you will be paying pennies for a bottle versus a dollar-fifty or two dollars at the store!


From Bizarre News...

*-- Chinese man's 17 girlfriends discover each other during hospital visit --*

CHANGSHA, China (UPI) - A philandering Chinese man who secretly had 17 girlfriends was exposed when all of his paramours arrived at the same time to visit him in the hospital. The Changsha man, identified by the surname Yuan, was hospitalized March 24 with non-life-threatening injuries from a car accident and doctors got into contact with a number of people they believed to be family members. However, the 17 people who turned up at the hospital were revealed to be Yuan's girlfriends, who were unaware of each others' existence until they all arrived at the hospital at the same time. A girlfriend who identified herself as Xiao Li said she has spoken with several of the other women and discovered many of them had been regularly giving him money. She said one of the women  had been supporting him financially for nine years. Yuan, who also allegedly fabricated his education background to get a job with a large company, is  facing a fraud charge after he allegedly bilked his ex-wife of more than $40,000.



New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville. At first, the community was nothing more than a trading camp on the curving east bank of the Mississippi River. Later, the city was organized into a rectangular, fortified community, which still exists today as the French Quarter. The original streets, laid out in a grid, were named for French royalty and nobility.

Canal Street, once the widest street in the world, was named for a canal that was planned for, but never built, on the street's dividing median. For decades, the median's only use was public transportation, mostly by the Canal Street streetcars.

The first New Orleans "skyscraper" was built in 1807. It was the first four-story building in the city, and is still in use, standing on the corner of Royal Street and St. Peter Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans also boasted the first opera house in America.

The monument to General Andrew Jackson at Jackson Square was the world's first equestrian statue in which the horse had more than one foot off the base.

In 1872, the official colors of Mardi Gras were chosen based on an honored visitor to New Orleans: Russian Grand Duke Alexis Romanoff. The purple stands for justice, the green for faith, and the gold for power.

Established as the capital of the French colony of Louisiana, New Orleans was actually twice named the state capital. The title of capital city was moved from New Orleans to Donaldsonville in 1825, to Baton Rouge in 1846, to New Orleans in 1864 (during the Reconstruction period), and then again to Baton Rouge in 1879.


A MountainWings Moment

The Sweet Truth

If you want to know how much sugar you are eating in foods that you buy use this formula.


For example, 40 grams of sugar equals 10 teaspoons of sugar.

Teaspoons are easier to understand and visualize. This will help give you a better idea of exactly how much sugar you are eating.

It makes a difference if you understand that the 44 grams of sugar in that soda is 11 teaspoons of sugar.

It's the sweet truth.

~A MountainWings Original~


The Blessing Too & A comment on the issue: The Blessing

The issue entitled "The Blessing" caused me to think about something that happened during my drive into work today. I was listening to an intriguing song. The singer was asking God to let his spirit flow and grow thru him that others that come in contact with him would be blessed by his healing power.

It caused me to ponder my own walk with God. I asked if one of the reasons God blessed me to be born is so others can see and feel His living presence on the earth. I was then reminded of something my former pastor used to say: "I would rather see a sermon than hear one any day." That quote has stuck with me for 30 years.

When I come into the office each day, I make it a point of saying hello to my co-workers and calling their names. I try to compliment them on something good that I see in them. However, that song made me more aware of the power of our influence.

While riding in my car this morning, I began to think about Christ's walk on the earth. The people around him did not know that he was God's son or that he had a vast amount of wealth in heaven. Instead, they wanted to be in his presence as an ordinary man because there was something different about him.

He made each person feel good about themselves. When he walked in a room, all eyes were on him because no one ever spoke as he spoke, loved as he loved, cared as he cared, helped as he helped or was a "Blessing" in the way that he was able to bless.

Always remember, to whom much is given, much is required (even if you don't receive an outward display of thanksgiving now). The older I grow, I realize like never before that it is more of a blessing to be in the position to help than to be the one that needs to be helped.

When Christ healed the 10 lepers, only one came back to say thanks. Why did only one come back? Did he suffer longer than the others? I don't think so. I think his mature awareness kicked in and it didn't take him long to realize his life was changed and he had to go back to the one that brought about that change.

One day you will do something for someone and the blessing for you will be in knowing that you gave them their start but a greater blessing will come when they do come back to say thanks.

~A MountainWings Original by Wendy Eason~

The Blessing

   Thank you, Shari!

“Start beforty-two.”

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

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/24/15 - "Taken At Just The Right Moment" (#29 in a Series of 31):
  February was a stressful month for many of us… take the time to relax and check out these!

     Thank you, Dearest Judy!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/16/15 - "Some very funny, some thought provoking - Surely Worth a Look" (#23 in a Series of 28):
  GOOD ONE! Thanks, Dearest Judy!

BONUS DREAMING CROCHET PATTERNS: - I Dream of Crochet Blog - Although, technically, this looks more like cross-stitching and sewing to me, but..... and - Marianne Forrestal's Field of Dreams Afghan



From - 04/09/15:

A Highway Patrolman started creeping up on a highway speeder when it was evident that the individual being pursued realized there was a Highway Patrolman behind him and he stepped on the gas to out run the cruiser.

The trooper turned on his beacons and siren and after a brief chase, the individual realized that he could not outrun the cruiser and decided it would be best if he just pulled over to the side and just gave up.

The Trooper pulled up behind the speeder and then walked up to the driver's side window. He said, "Sir, why were you trying to out-run me? You knew it would end this way."

The speeder said, "Officer, please understand, I meant you no disrespect, but my wife ran off with a Highway Patrolman last month and I thought you were bringing her back."


1. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 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, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @ 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/20/15

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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Dreaming of You

Written by
Franne Golde and Tom Snow (b. 1947)

Posthumously recorded by Selena (16 April 1971 – 31 Mar 1995), 14 Aug 1995

Late at night, when all the world is sleeping
I stay up and think of you
And I wish on a star that, somewhere, you are
Thinking of me, too

'Cause I'm dreaming of you tonight
'Til tomorrow, I'll be holding you tight
And there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be
Than here in my room, dreaming about you and me

Wonder if you ever see me, and I
Wonder if you know I'm there
If you looked in my eyes, would you see what's inside?
Would you even care?

I just wanna hold you close; but, so far
All I have are dreams of you
So I wait for the day and the courage to say
How much I love you
Yes, I do

I'll be dreaming of you tonight
'Til tomorrow, I'll be holding you tight
And there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be
Than here in my room, dreaming about you and me

Ah, ah
I can't stop dreaming of you
(No puedo dejar de pensar en ti)
I can't stop dreaming
(Cómo te necesito)
I can't stop dreaming of you
(Mi amor, cómo te extraño)

Late at night, when all the world is sleeping
I stay up and think of you
And I still can't believe that you came up to me
And said, "I love you."
I love you, too

Now, I'm dreaming with you tonight
'Til tomorrow and for all of my life
And there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be
Than here in my room, dreaming with you endlessly

Dreaming with you tonight
(With you tonight)
'Til tomorrow, I'll be holding you tight
And there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be
(Rather be)
Than here in my room, dreaming with you endlessly
(I'll be dreaming)

(Of you tonight)
(And I'll be holding you tight tonight)
(With you tonight)



"Dreaming of You" midi courtesy of - 10/02/04

"Dreaming of You" lyrics courtesy of - 04/10/07

"Dreaming of You" Image courtesy of - 04/10/07

Test Pattern ordering information available
at;jsessionid=bact6qxLCMBvofnHicE_q?s=localinterest&page=287084 - 04/09/07

String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/19/05

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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