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04/30/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Crying in the Rain

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall
in misery the time when we were happy.”

- Dante Alighieri
(May/June c. 1265 - 14 Sept 1321)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  
 
   Even fully realizing what a tremendous blessing moisture from the sky is to us all, it still generally leaves me crying in the rain. Those of you in the Midwest who are experiencing flooding right now particularly have our prayers.

BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_6qQEyCSv8 - Crying in the Rain - Everly Brothers, 1962

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOoyr02vFSs - Crying in the Rain - A-ha, 1990


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to  The Head Cheerleader of 1963, Judy Horton Lindstrom of FL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  The Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

02 -   Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND   My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL (currently serving an eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Yakima, Washington);

03 - Jimmy Lamb ('63) of VA AND   Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA;

04 - Wanda Hodge Underwood ('57) AND Charlie Snead ('64) of NC;

05 - Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of VA;

06 - Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND (according to Plaxo)  Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL AND    Van Rowell ('65) of NC;

07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 30, 1943 - Operation Mincemeat: The submarine HMS Seraph surfaced in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain to deposit 'the man who never was,' a dead man planted with false invasion plans and dressed as a British military intelligence officer.

April 30, 1945 - Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. They had been married for one day. Soviet soldiers raised the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building. One week later Germany surrendered unconditionally.

April 30, 1945 - Stalag Luft I prisoner-of-war camp near Barth, Germany was liberated by Soviet soldiers, freeing nearly 9000 American and British airmen.

April 30, 1981 - U.S. President Reagan participated in a ceremony at the White House for the first annual commemoration of "Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust". The event was sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.


THIS DAY IN 1967:

Sunday, April 30, 1967 - Apparently nothing noteworthy happened on this day anywhere in the world.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/29/15:

“Although the Lord reassures us again and again that we “need not fear,” keeping a clear perspective and seeing beyond this world is not always easy when we are in the midst of trials.”

- Neil L. Andersen
(b. 09 Aug 1951)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Bob Hines ('66) of VA - 04/28/17 - " Allen Groshong ('66) (11 Feb 1948 - 08 Apr 1968)":

Carol,

Last weekend (April 22-23) THE VIETNAM TRAVELING MEMORIAL WALL was in downtown Norfolk, VA. I went over to look up a few names. There were some displays. On one of the display boards was a picture of a group about 8 to 10 men in uniform. I was never in the military, so I hope I say this correctly. It looked like a casual group picture of guys in combat fatigues. There was a hand printed caption on the picture that made reference to one of the men as "DOC" GROSHONG. It referenced him as being from Newport News, VA.

I asked one of the persons in charge what was the source of the display items.The items are from items left at the permanent wall in D.C.

Bob Hines
1966

   Thank you, Bob! I'm so glad you were able to see this very moving exhibit! About 20 years ago our family was asked to help guard this display as it came through Litchfield, IL, which was a great honor, and left a lasting impression on us all.

   Allen was indeed a Navy medic, and was referred to by the men as "Doc". Here are some more of the several items attached to his listing on the In Memoriam page for your class:

http://articles.dailypress.com/1995-01-06/news/9501060126_1_vietnam-veterans-memorial-national-museum-american-history

I had heard some time ago that Allen had been killed in Vietnam but only recently learned the particulars.  He was a Navy medic assigned to a Company of U. S. Marines.  Medics were not doctors but were usually called "Doc."  The Marines called him Doc Allen.  One of them told him he had to be called Doc Allen rather than Doc Groshong because they had to be able to scream it easily if they needed him in a hurry.  He arrived in Vietnam in February of 1968 just after his 20th birthday.  He was killed in action on April 8, 1968 when he exposed himself to hostile fire to save the life of a young Marine private.  He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the third highest award given for valor in the face of the enemy. Note: thanks to the USMC Together We Served website for this information.

- Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 05/11/08
Thanks, Sydney.


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 04/28/17 - "The artwork of the Japanese puffer fish---unbelievable--you will love it":

The artwork of the Japanese puffer fish---unbelievable--you will love it

This little Puffer (Fuku) fish is the world's first conceptual art mathematician. Puffers are found all over the world, not just Japan; when I lived in Elbow Key, Bahamas, I used to swim every day in front of the beach house. I made friends with a little puffer who would swim with me and sometime puff himself up .. I suppose just to show me how large he could be. I had no idea that they were amazing artists ....

http://inspirationbygod.net/3550/an-unbelievable-artist-in-the-ocean/

    WOWZERS! Thank you, Wayne! That really is utterly amazing!


“I know this music from memory, not from the music.

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar
1985)


  From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 04/16/17 - "25 Actual Predictions That Were Absolutely Wrong!" (#10 in a Series of 25):

  WOWZERONI! Thanks, George!
 
 


BONUS RAINY DAY CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/rainy-day-ripple-throw and http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2243.pdf - Mary Ann Frits' Rainy Day Ripple Throw

http://www.walkerwhimsy.com/2012/09/the-rainy-day-scarf.html - Caitlin Walker's Rainy Day Scarf - "...Here's the crochet pattern for my Rainy Day Scarf. It's great for using up leftover yarn from other projects. Plus, it's adorable. And colorful. And also, adorable. Need I say more?"


BONUS RAINY DAY RECIPES:

http://americanfood.about.com/od/resourcesadditionalinfo/tp/Rainy_Day_Recipes.htm - Rainy Day Recipes - "When the weather outside is wet and nasty, stay in and make one of these classic American rainy day recipes. One thing these delicious recipes have in common is their ability to give you that warm, cozy feeling inside, no mater how badly it's pouring outside."

http://www.yumsugar.com/Rainy-Day-Recipe-Ideas-21769284 - Rainy Day Recipes - "April may be almost over, but we have a funny feeling that we haven't seen the last of those pesky Spring showers. Don't let the rain get you down; instead, channel all of that energy into some culinary projects and challenges. We've got eight ideas for recipes to make while it's coming down outside. Some of them may take a bit of extra effort, but it will be worth it when you can cuddle up in front of a good movie with some delicious eats while you wait for the sun to come out again."


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/29/17:

My husband and I attended a bridal fair trying to drum up work for his fledgling wedding photography business. One vendor assumed we were engaged and asked when the big day was.

"Oh, we’ve been married ten years," I said.

"Really?" she asked. "But you look so happy?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 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, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: brendawilliams64.wixsite.com/nnhs1962 and CONTACT: brendawilliams64@gmail.com

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/11/17

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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Crying in the Rain

Written by Howard Greenfield (15 Mar 1936 – 04 Mar 1986) and Carole King (b. 09 Feb 1942)

Recorded by The Everly Brothers, 1962

Recorded by a-ha, 1990
 

I'll never let you see
The way this broken heart is hurting me
I've got my pride
And I know how to hide
All the sorrow and pain
I'll do my crying in the rain

If I wait for cloudy skies
You won't know the rain from the tears in my eyes
You'll never know
That I still love you so
Though the heartaches remain
I'll do my crying in the rain

Raindrops falling from Heaven
Could never wash away my misery
Since we're not together
I pray for stormy weather
Raindrops falling from Heaven
Could never wash away my misery
Since we're not together
I pray for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you never see

Some day when my crying's done
I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool
But 'til then darling you'll
Never see me complain
I'll do my crying in the rain
To hide these tears I hope you never see

Some day when my crying's done
I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool
But 'til then darling you'll
Never see me complain
I'll do my crying in the rain

Raindrops falling from Heaven
Could never wash away my misery
Since we're not together
I pray for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you never see

Some day when my crying's done
I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool
But 'til then darling you'll
Never see me complain
I'll do my crying in the rain
I'll do my crying in the rain


"Crying in the Rain" midi courtesy of http://www.bobnholli.com/Stuff/midi/general_a_d.htm
located through the genius of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/28/07
Thanks so much, Dave!

"Crying in the Rain" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdownload.com/everly-brothers-crying-in-the-rain-lyrics.html,
also located through the genius of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/28/07
Again, thank you so much, Dave!

"Crying in the Rain" Image courtesy of http://www.branaghcompendium.com/archive3.htm - 04/28/07

Sad Face clip art courtesy of http://www.designstop.com/free_stuff/clipart/smiles/smiles1.htm - 08/03/08 (re-saved 02/16/09)

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/31502/Rain_line/ - 03/30/07

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


Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket  - 05/23/16

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