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04/24/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Let It Be Me

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”

- Sir Peter Ustinov
(16 Apr 1921 – 28 Mar 2004)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Ahhh - such a dreamy ol' Golden Oldie! 

BONUS #1 - Let It Be Me - The Everly Brothers, 1964

BONUS #2 - - Let It Be Me - The Everly Brothers, umm, later...

BONUS #3 - - Let It Be Me - Elvis, February 19, 1970


"Let It Be Me" is a popular song originally published in 1955 as "Je t'appartiens". The score was written and first recorded by Gilbert Bécaud. The lyrics were penned in French by Pierre Delanoë. The English language version used lyrics by Mann Curtis and was performed in 1957 by Jill Corey in the television series Climax!. Corey's version, with orchestration by Jimmy Carroll, was released as a single and was moderately successful. The most popular version of "Let It Be Me" was released in 1960 by The Everly Brothers. It reached 7th position on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The harmony arrangement of this version was often emulated in subsequent remakes.


  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - RE:   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA - 04/23/15, 5:53 PM:

Carol, update on my friend, Cheryl Pless Ramsey. She is in Room 506 at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Va. She and her husband have decided that Cheryl will remain there. They offer Comfort Care which will be better for both of them because of her daily needs. Her cancer has progressed very rapidly and surgery is not an option. I would like to ask that cards be sent to her there and that a prayer be said for her comfort and that of her husband, Pat. 
Thank you.

   Ohhh. Thank you so much, Dee! We will certainly keep Cheryl and Pat in our hearts and prayers.


1.   Carter Ficklen (Warwick HS - '60) and 2.   Carol Lipscomb Ficklen (Warwick HS - '62) of VA - 04/23/15 - "Start NNHS Emails":


Please add me to your NNHS65 email list: ________@_____.___.

Thanks much for all you do to keep the word out on Newport News, Hampton, and Warwick High Schools.

Thank you,

Carter Ficklen, Warwick High School 1960
Carol (Lipscomb) Ficklen, Warwick High School 1962

   Well, Carter, I thought y'all had been on my mailing list foe the last year-and-a-half! I don't know how you "fell off" but I've added you again. Welcome back!


   Again, you and your family have my sincerest sympathies on     Kenny's (Lipscomb - '63) passing.


   Happy Birthday today to Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND    My Grandson, Christopher Huber of Alberta!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) AND   Bobbie Smith Horwitz of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND Vickie Bonday Goodhart ('63) of VA  AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR;

27 -     Bill Campbell ('54) of VA AND Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) AND Barbara Jones ('54);

28 - Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA;

29 -
  Jesse Miller ('63) of VA 
AND   Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS  AND   Mike Sagman ('66) of VA;

30 -
  The Head Cheerleader of 1963, Judy Horton Lindstrom of FL;

01 -    The Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 24, 1915 - The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marked the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.


April 24, 1933 - Nazi Germany began its persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses by shutting down the Watch Tower Society office in Magdeburg.


Saturday, April 24, 1965 - Civil war broke out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamaño, overthrew the triumvirate that had been in power since the coup d'état against Juan Bosch.

Saturday, April 24, 1965 - Ice hockey player and manager Jeff Jackson was born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada.

Saturday, April 24, 1965 - Actor Son Chang-min (손창민) was born in Busan, South Korea.

Saturday, April 24, 1965 - Actress Louise Dresser (b. Louise Josephine Kerlin on 17 Oct 1878 in Evansville, Indiana) died at the age of 85 in Woodland Hills, California, after surgery for an intestinal ailment.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/23/15:

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

- Carlos Castaneda
(25 Dec 1925 - 27  April 1998)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

From June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA - 04/23/15:

My husband and I enjoy your site so much - thank you!

   Thank you, June!

     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 04/23/15 - "Did you know?": 

Did you know?

During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, "We the People of the U.S.A." produced the following:

22 aircraft carriers
8 battleships
48 cruisers
349 destroyers
420 destroyer escorts
203 submarines
34 million tons of merchant ships
100,000 fighter aircraft
98,000 bombers
24,000 transport aircraft
58,000 training aircraft
93,000 tanks
257,000 artillery pieces
105,000 mortars
3,000,000 machine guns
2,500,000 military trucks

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb, and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany....

   Thank you, Sarah Sugah! It's good to remind ourselves of these facts from time to time, lest we forget.

“It's so legato it's difficult to splice. Sibelius was famous for that.

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

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/26/15 - "Happy Pictures (#14 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 (#14 in a Series of 20)":

  For the web page ... maybe?

20 adorable photos proving your kids need a cat

   BUT OF COURSE! Thanks, Joan!


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/09/15 - "Grin Stuff (#2 in a series of 16)":

  Thanks, Billy!

BONUS CROCHET ME PATTERNS: - Free Crochet Me Patterns - a plethora!

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Mr. Food's Stylish Beef Stroganoff - "Lately our eating styles are saying "back to basics". What's more basic than a good old-fashioned beef stroganoff?"

Mr. Food's Chicken Potpie Crocks - "What's the shortcut to our mini Chicken Potpie crocks? A homey layer of mashed potatoes takes the place of traditional potpie crust to add novelty and comfort to every bite."

Mr. Food's Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits - "Incredibly light and fluffy, Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits will simply melt in your mouth, just like Grandma's biscuits always did!"


From - 04/23/15:

A very loud Texan Engineer was visiting Australia, and talking big about all of the large civil works in the USA that he was involved in. To be polite his Australian counterpart took him on a tour of some of Sydney's larger constructions.

First he took him to Gladesville Bridge. The Texan exclaimed, "What's that?"

In reply the Australian said, "That's the Gladesville Bridge".

"Hmmph," said the Texan. "How long and how many men did it take to build?"

The Australian replied, "About 5 years with 1000 men."

The Texan replied, "Well in Texas we would've done it in 2 years with 500 men."

Next they went to the Sydney Opera House. "What's that?" asked the Texan.

"That's the Sydney Opera House," was the reply.

"Hmmph," said the Texan, "How long and how many men did it take to build?"

The Australian replied, "About 10 years with 200 men."

The Texan replied "Well in Texas we would've done it in 4 years with 200 men."

By this stage the Australian was a little put out by the Texan's attitude so he decided to get some revenge. They walked around the Sydney Opera House and as they did the Sydney Harbor Bridge came into view.

Immediately the Texan exclaimed, "Wow! What's that?"

The Australian Engineer replied, "I don't know, it wasn't there yesterday."


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 @ 

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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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Je T'appartiens

Assise à ta place
Dans cette maison de glace
Je compte un à un mes torts
Je vois ces carafes
Remplies du vide
Qui transperce mon corps
Et toutes mes nuits se fondent
Jamais tes yeux ne tombent
De mon coeur qui succombe
à ton départ, mais...
Je t'appartiens
Comme l'orque et la mer ne font qu'un
Elles n'aiment qu'une seule fois
Puis s'échouent comme on se noie

Des projets, des ríves
S'arrachent et j'en crève
Je ne vis plus, je meurs
Míme en surface
Te voir, me glace
Et m'éventre le coeur
Et toutes les nuits se fondent
Dans tes bras une autre tombe
Je méprise míme son ombre
Et ton départ, mais...


Elles n'aiment qu'une seule fois

(poème 2)

Let It Be Me (Je T'appartiens)

Written by Gilbert Bécaud,
(24 Oct 1927 – 18 Dec 2001)

Mann Curtis,

and Pierre Delanoë
(16 Dec 1918 - 27 Dec 2006)

(The Everly Brothers, 1960)

God bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you
Let it be me

Don't take this heaven from one
If you must cling to someone
Now and forever
Let it be me

Each time we meet, love,
I find complete love
Without your sweet love
Tell me, what would life be?

So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always
Let it be me


Je T'appartiens (Translation)

I belong to you
I sit where you stood
Into these empty rooms
I wonder where we went wrong
I try to forget
Drink you out of my head
Still I can hear the sound
Here comes the dawn again
I lie awake in bed
This heart of mine has come undone
Because you're gone, still...
I belong to you
Like the sea and orca are one
They love only once
And then succumb on the shore

The dreams that we planned
Suddenly just end
How do I stay alive ?
I freeze in place
At the sight of your face
It's killing me inside
Here comes the dawn again
In your arms, another flame
I despise her every part of her
And your betrayal, still...


They love only once

(2nd poem)

"Let It Be Me" midi courtesy of - 04/23/09

"Let It Be Me" lyrics courtesy of - 04/23/09

"Je T'appartiens" lyrics and translation courtesy of - 04/24/09

"All My Love Now and Forever" Poster courtesy of - 04/23/09

Multi-Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/24/09 Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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

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!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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