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04/17/20 - 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 has basically been my theme song, for four or five years now. Now, regrettably, it's become your as well.....

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


"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]


     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 - Boy with Best Personality in the Class of 1990) of OK;

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, Chris Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Overhills HS, NC - '19) of OK!

   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 escaped 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.


April 17, 1970 - Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returned to Earth safely.

April 17, 1970 - Rapper, producer, and actor Redman was born Reginald Noble in Newark, New Jersey.

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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/17/20:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 04/16/16:

  MOST CERTAINLY! Thank you so much, Carlene!

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

  Thanks, Joyce!

From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 04/16/19, 1:07 PM:

  EXACTLY! Thank you, Carlene!

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

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/14/20, 12:01 AM - "Aww, a miracle, a needlepoint hack & HOPE." (#2 in a Series of 15):


I heard something I found heartwarming and thought I would pass on. People keep stating this is the beginning of a new way of life.

I do not know who to credit it to, but a female voice replied "No, this is just a bad period of time. God will not leave us in a diseased, poor and frightened state."  <3 That! 

I am hoping this will be it for me for a week or so. The good things we are all seeing, increased humor, kindness, and sweet and encouraging thoughts, to uplift. Let's hope these aspects won't be forgotten, amidst this horrible pandemic.  

   AWW! Thank you, Shari!


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 - 04/16/16:

There were three men on a hill with their watches. The first man threw his watch down the hill and it broke. The second man threw his watch down the hill and it broke.

The third man threw his watch down the hill, walked all the way to the bottom, and caught it. The other two men were puzzled and asked the third man how he did it.

The third man said, "Easy. My watch is 5 minutes slow."

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/11/20

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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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!

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

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

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of - 08/28/08

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

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