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04/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter - César Franck's Symphony in D Minor

“There are so many wonders in this world. However, sometimes when we have them constantly before our eyes,
we take them for granted. We look, but we don’t really see; we hear, but we don’t really listen.”

 - Gérald Caussé
(b. 20 May 1963)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

           My Daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960) died 55 years ago today, four months before my thirteenth birthday. I miss him. He left me with many truths and fond memories. He had a deep love of classical music, especially the works of Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, which he always played at full volume. I enjoyed sitting at his feet and listening to it with him. Of all the music he shared with me, this was my very favorite. It seemed to me to be a metaphor of life and death and eternity, all the highs and lows and back again. I hope you enjoy it for a radical change of pace.

BONUS - - César Franck's Symphony in D Minor


The Symphony in D minor is the most famous orchestral work and the only mature symphony written by the 19th-century Belgian composer Cesar Franck. After two years of work, the symphony was completed 22 August 1888. It was premiered at the Paris Conservatory on 17 February 1889 under the direction of Jules Garcin. Franck dedicated it to his pupil Henri Duparc...

César Franck's fame and reputation rest largely upon a small number of compositions, most of them composed toward the end of his life. Of these, the Symphony in D minor was one of his last works. It was first performed only a year before Franck died.

The fact that Franck finally chose to write a symphony is itself unusual, given the rarity of the form in 19th-century France, which considered the symphony a mainstay of German music. It is likely that the genesis of the Symphony in D minor followed upon the success of his influential Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra composed in 1885...


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND The late Linda Decell Sorrell ('63) (deceased 08/13/14) AND   Leslie Decell ('63) of VA AND Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND Vickie Bonday Goodhart ('63) of VA AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

02 -   Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND        My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 25, 1915 - World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli began—The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by Australian, British, French and New Zealand troops began with landings at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles.


April 25, 1943
- The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket was instituted.

April 25, 1945 - Elbe Day: United States and Soviet troops met in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two, a milestone in the approaching end of World War II in Europe.

April 25, 1945 - Liberation Day (Italy): The Nazi occupation army surrendered and left Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet fascist regime dissolved and Benito Mussolini was captured after trying to escape. This day was set as a public holiday to celebrate the Liberation of Italy.

April 25, 1945 - The last German troops retreated from Finland's soil in Lapland, ending the Lapland War. Military acts of Second World War ended in Finland.


Sunday, April 25, 1965 - Teenage sniper Michael Andrew Clark killed three and wounded six others shooting from a hilltop along Highway 101 just south of Santa Maria, California.

Sunday, April 25, 1965 - Bass player and songwriter (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, and Polar Bear) Eric Avery was born Eric Adam Avery in Los Angeles, California.

Sunday, April 25, 1965 - Basketball player Mark Bryant was born Mark Craig Bryant in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

Sunday, April 25, 1965 - Singer and guitarist (Ocean Colour Scene and Merrymouth) Simon Fowler was born Simon Geoffrey Fowler in Meriden, Warwickshire, England.

Sunday, April 25, 1965 - Puppeteer and voice actor John Henson was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. He died on 14 Feb 2014 in Saugerties, New York of a heart attack at the age of 48.

Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. The desires we act on determine our changing, our achieving, and our becoming.

- Dallin H. Oaks, April 2011
(b. 12 Aug 1932)

    From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 04/21/15 - "Mourning My Father’s Death":

     I am so very sorry to hear this sad news, Mayim! I wish I could tell you that it becomes easier with the passage of time, but I can't. Not really. After 55 years my heart still aches for my father, too. You and your family have my deepest condolences, and are in my thoughts and prayers.

I can see none of you are smugglers; that's why it's so loud.

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

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/26/15 - "Happy Pictures (#15 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 (#15 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 (#3 in a series of 16)":

  Thanks, Billy!

BONUS CROCHET AFGHAN PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):

Wheel Stitch Afghan - "Make a Wheel Stitch Afghan for your next crochet project. This crocheted pattern is fun and functional. Although it is worked in the round, this free crochet afghan pattern is actually rectangular in shape. It is recommended that you have some basic crochet knowledge before starting this free pattern because you will need to know how to change colors in crochet, as well as how to crochet the slip stitch, treble stitch, and back post treble crochet. The finished size is up to you because you will simply just keep crocheting until it's the right size."

Marianne Forrestal's Little Bit of Everything Afghan - "Can't decide on a crochet afghan pattern? You don't have to with the Little Bit of Everything Afghan! With 12 different designs, this is one of the most diverse crochet blanket patterns out there. This afghan sampler combines an endless variety of stitches and patterns, so you'll never get bored making it! A patch-work of art, this crochet afghan has a homemade appeal that will give a warm, comforting glow to any home."

Ridiculously Quick and Easy Crochet Afghan - "Looking for the ultimate lounge blanket? We've found it! Whip up the Ridiculously Quick and Easy Crochet Afghan and prepare to cozy up on the couch. As one of the cuddliest crochet afghan patterns around, the real difficulty with this throw won't be in creating it, but in resisting the urge to lounge around with it all day long. Crocheting four strands of yarn together as one, you'll be snuggling up on your couch in no time!"

BONUS SOUTHERN RECIPES (Sorry; not especially theme-related:


From - 04/24/15:

An elderly couple was in bed one night and the woman woke up from a bad dream. She was scared and panicking.

Her husband awoke and turned the light on to calm her. He asked what was wrong.

She said, "I had a dream that I died and you got remarried." She asked him, "If I died tomorrow, would you get remarried?"

He said, "Sure, I don’t want to spend the rest of my life lonely."

Then she asked, "Well, would you two live in this house?"

He replied, "Sure, we just got finished paying off our mortgage."

She asked again, angry now, "Well, would she sleep in this bed?"

He snickered and said, "Yes, of course, this bed is brand new and expensive, there's no reason to rid of it."

She asked irately, "Well, would she use my golf clubs?!"

He replied with a straight, serious face, "No. She's left handed."


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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César Franck's Symphony in D Minor


Recording Image courtesy of - 04/25/15

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/06/09

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 - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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

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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