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04/17/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Don't Get Around Much Anymore

“Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.”

- Paul Tournier
(12 May 1898 - 7 Oct 1986)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    Today's song is basically my theme song.....

BONUS #1 - - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Lina Romay, early 1940's - not to be missed!

BONUS #2 - - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Nat King Cole (no video)

BONUS #3 - - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Ella Fitzgerald, 1956

BONUS #4 - - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Woody Herman Orchestra on the S/S Norway, 1985

BONUS #5 - - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Paul McCartney, 1987


"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" is a jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Bob Russell. The tune was originally called "Never No Lament" and was first recorded by Ellington in 1940 as a big-band instrumental. Russell's lyrics and the new title were added in 1942.

Two different recordings of "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", one by The Ink Spots and the other by Ellington's own band, reached #1 on the R&B chart in the US in 1943. Both were top-ten pop records, along with a version by Glen Gray. The Duke Ellington version reached #8 on the pop chart.[1]


   My computer - or rather my FTP - is having problems uploading items to the internet. It will do it; it just requires eight times longer to accomplish it. Something about too many files...

   At nearly the same moment, my daughter's actual computer began experiencing REAL problems - such as its imminent demise. We are therefore splitting computer time on my PC until some other arrangement can be made.

   Even without a crystal ball, I can foresee some serious delays in our future.

   No, wait a minute, this is happening in real time. Sigh.

   "Hold your hats, boys, here we go again!"


     Happy Birthday today to David Jones ('57)!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to      The late Monty Phillips ('62) (d. 15 Apr 2011) AND    Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

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

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND   My Grandson, Christopher Huber of Alberta!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 17, 1941
- The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany.

April 17, 1942 - French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapeed from his castle prison in Festung Königstein.

April 17, 1944 - Forces of the Communist-controlled Greek People's Liberation Army attacked the smaller National and Social Liberation resistance group, which surrendered. Its leader Dimitrios Psarros was murdered.

April 17, 1945 - Brazilian forces liberated the town of Montese, Italy, from German Nazi forces.


Saturday, April 17, 1965 - Actor William Mapother was born in Louisville, Kentucky.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/16/15:

We should learn to be patient with ourselves. Recognizing our strengths and our weaknesses, we should strive to use good judgment in all of our choices and decisions, make good use of every opportunity, and do our best in every task we undertake. We should not be unduly discouraged nor in despair at any time when we are doing the best we can. Rather, we should be satisfied with our progress even though it may come slowly at times.

- Joseph B. Wirthlin, April 1987
(11 June 1917 - 01 Dec 2008)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

      From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 04/16/15:

  Fayettevillians! I'm coming to town! Come to this concert and say hi! I want to see you! Plus I composed a rather interesting piece...

      WHOO-HOO! Thank you, Charis! We are so looking forward to seeing you again!  


  From Margaret Elmore Tolly ('58) of VA - 04/16/15:

  MOST CERTAINLY! Thanks, Margaret!

    From My Sister, Eleanor's (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) Granddaughter, Ashley, of Northern VA - 04/16/15:

   I consider it a talent.

      Oh, yes - it's one that runs deep among the women in our family for at least five generations! Thanks, Ashley!


    From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/16/15:

  AMEN! Thank you, Joyce!

“That's the way it was every time I studied it.”

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

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/26/15 - "Happy Pictures (#7 in a Series of 32)":

  Some are old and some are new, but will make you smile.
This should brighten your day and put a smile on your face!  

   Thank you, Dearest Judy!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/04/15 - "Adorable Cats (#7 in a Series of 20)":

  For the web page ... maybe?

20 adorable photos proving your kids need a cat

   BUT OF COURSE! Thanks, Joan!


BONUS RETRO CROCHET PATTERNS: - Brighter Days Pillows - "Modern day retro crochet pillows look great in these bright colors or in any colors that will complement your room and express your personality! Use them on a chair, bed, sofa or bench for great hand-crafted style."


Molly Stevens' Why Recipes Don't Work (at least sometimes)


From - 04/15/14:

John: Where did you get that gold watch, Tom?

Tom: I won it in a race.

John: How many people participated in it?

Tom: Three, a policeman, the owner of the watch, and me!!


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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Don't Get Around Much Any More

Words by Bob Russell (25 Apr 1914 - Feb 1970), 1942
Music by
Duke Ellington (29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974), 1940

Missed the Saturday dance
Heard they crowded the floor
Couldn't bear it without you
Don't get around much anymore

Thought I'd visit the club
Got as far as the door
They'd have asked me about you
Don't get around much anymore

Oh, Darling, I guess my mind's more at ease
But nevertheless, why stir up memories?

Been invited on dates
Might have gone, but what for?
Awfully different without you
Don't get around much anymore

"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" midi (sequenced by Gecadero) courtesy of - 04/16/08

"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" lyrics courtesy of't-Get-Around-Much-Anymore-lyrics-Nat-King-Cole/3647FD955C6D4CC048256AF1000B10B7 - 04/16/008

"Lonely Without You" Card courtesy of - 04/16/08

Brown Star Divider Line clip art courtesy o
f - 08/14/04

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!

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

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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