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04/16/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Since I Met You, Baby

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone
can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person,
no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day,
like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness,
so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts.
Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain...”

- Neil Gaiman
(b. 10 Nov 1960)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Remember this 1956 Golden Oldie?

BONUS - - Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter


"Since I Met You Baby" is an American rhythm and blues song written and recorded by pianist Ivory Joe Hunter. The song, which Hunter recorded in 1956, became an American standard, and saw renewed popularity in 1969 when country music artist Sonny James released his hit version.

Hunter had already tasted major success with popular and rhythm and blues audiences with songs such as "I Almost Lost My Mind". He moved to Atlantic Records by 1954, and around that time wrote "Since I Met You Baby."

The song, a 12-bar blues, was described by Allmusic critic Steve Huey as "a masterpiece of smooth, bluesy elegance" and "decidedly removed from the tide of raucous rock & roll sweeping the country." In fact, compared to many of the other uptempo, rock-beat songs of the period, the song was "augmented by a wordless vocal choir (supervised by Ray Ellis who also did the orchestral arrangement) that's strongly reminiscent of traditional pop recordings of the period," wrote Huey. Saxophonist Jesse Powell provided the harmony on the second verse.[1][2]

"Since I Met You Baby" topped the Billboard magazine Rhythm and Blues Records chart for three weeks in 1956, and became Hunter's only Billboard Hot 100 entry, stopping at No. 12...


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to David Jones ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

18 -      The late Monty Phillips ('62) (deceased 15 Apr 2011) AND    Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA;

21 -   Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND           My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL;

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND      Gene Shelton ('64) of VA;

23 -   Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



April 16, 1941 - The Italian convoy Duisburg, directed to Tunisia, was attacked and destroyed by British ships.

April 16, 1941 - The Ustaše, a Croatian far-right organization was put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis Powers after the Axis Operation 25 invasion.

April 16, 1944 - Allied forces started bombing of Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.

April 16, 1945 - The Red Army began the final assault on German forces around Berlin, with nearly one million troops fighting in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.

April 16, 1945 - The United States Army liberated the Nazi Sonderlager (high security) prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C (better known as Colditz).

April 16, 1945 - More than 7,000 died when the German refugee ship Goya was sunk by a Soviet submarine torpedo.  


Saturday, April 16, 1966 - Drummer (Farmers Market) Jarle Vespestad was born in Kirkenes, Finnmark, Norway.

Saturday, April 16, 1966 - Author Eric Lambert (b. Eric Frank Lambert on 19 Jan 1918 in London, England) died of acute hypertensive heart failure (due to alcoholism) in Little Maplestead, Essex, England at the age of 48.

“All of us experience various kinds of opposition that test us. Some of these tests are temptations to sin. Some are mortal challenges apart from personal sin. Some are very great. Some are minor. Some are continuous, and some are mere episodes. None of us is exempt. Opposition permits us to grow toward what our Heavenly Father would have us become.”

- Dallin H. Oaks, April 03, 2016
(b. 12 Aug 1932)

    From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 04/14/16:

  From the peak of our bear skinning days in 1982

"Now boy, are you sure that you can skin griz?"

   GIGGLES - LOVE THIS! Thanks, Cousin Jim! Actually, you and your wife are the only two people I personally know who can skin griz!


        From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 04/13/16 - "New Composition":

Before I moved to this farm I had the idyllic notion of cows gamboling in the pasture and farm hands dancing in the barn at sunset. Both were wrong. But you can enjoy my piece for piano and cello, anyway, "Barn Dance, Late at Night, When All the Work is Done".

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Charis!

    From Nancy Winall ('70) of VA - 04/12/16:

  EXACTAMUNDO! Thanks, Nancy!

“How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.”

- Soren Kierkegaard
(05 May 1813 - 11 Nov

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/01/16 - "Senior Mugs" (#16 in a Series of 16):

  GOOD ONE! Thanks, Billy! These have been brilliant!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/10/16 - "Garage Door Art" (#6 in a Series of 22):

  WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!

BONUS BABY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Baby Hat Patterns Ideal for Beginners - "Even I (a beginner at crochet) had no trouble whipping this gorgeous homemade baby crochet hat up in less than 2 hours! I love the fact that these kids free baby crochet hat patterns are so quick and easy to make, they can be made in less than the time it takes to watch a good movie..." and Sandford's Simple Sweet Baby Sweater - "It won’t take long to crochet this huggable sweater. Pattern includes 5 sizes so you can make it in each size and have a rainbow of sweaters to fit a growing baby." - Baby Booties - "These baby booties are just too cute! Crochet one of these free crochet patterns for baby booties for a gift or for your own little one."

BONUS BABY FOOD RECIPES: - Easy Homemade Baby Food - "Making Baby Food has never been so easy. Try our Nutritious Baby Food Recipes - Simple, Delicious & Full of Love for your Baby"


From - 04/15/16:
The old pastor made it a practice to visit the parish school one day a week. He walked into the 4th grade class, where the children were studying the states, and asked them how many states they could name.

They came up with about 40 names. He jokingly told them that in his day students knew the names of all the states.

One lad raised his hand and said, "Yes, but in those days there were only 13."


1. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 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, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/05/16

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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Since I Met You, Baby

Written and Recorded by Ivory Joe Hunter, 1956
(10 Oct 1914 – 08 Nov 1974)

Since I met you baby
My whole life has changed
Since I met you baby
My whole life has changed
And everybody tells me
That I am not the same

I don't need nobody
To tell my troubles to
I don't need nobody
To tell my troubles to
'Cause since I met you baby
All I need is you

[Instrumental Interlude]

Since I met you baby
I'm a happy man
Since I met you baby
I'm a happy man
I'm gonna try to please you
In every way I can


"Since I Met You Baby" midi courtesy of - 04/16/11

"Since I Met You Baby" lyrics courtesy of - 04/16/11

"Ever Since I Met You" animated title clip art courtesy of - 04/16/11

Animated Divider Line 63 clip art courtesy of - 02/11/10

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's (MD) Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08 

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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

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