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04/30/18 - 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. The weather this year has been completely wacky, no matter where in the world you live.

BONUS #1 - Crying in the Rain - Everly Brothers, 1962

BONUS #2 - Crying in the Rain - A-ha, 1990


   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 attending BYU in UT);

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  Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL AND   Van Rowell ('65) of NC;

07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


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.


Monday, April 30, 1968 - 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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/30/18:

  Thank you, Joan!


From Allan Hanrahan ('55) of VA - repeated from 04/05/18:


I appreciate your Editions, and have even made a couple of modest contributions in the past.

May I place an ad on NNHS65? I would expect to pay for it, of course. It would be for a book of mine that has been selling for a few years now. Its title is "Times & Places: A Glimpse of Life on the Virginia Peninsula."

Allan Hanrahan

   WOWZERONI! Certainly, Allan, I'd be delighted to promote your book!


   It's now appearing in TYPHOONMART, and all advertising is free.

"A charming compilation of work from this keen observer of the Virginia Peninsula scene includes his line-drawings as well as his accompanying historical and local narrative. This is a must-have for the student of Virginia architecture and Virginia byways as these structures give way, one by one, to the wrecking ball." - Google Books

"If you want to learn more about the Peninsula’s history, this book, which costs $12.95, is a quick and easy way to appreciate your surroundings. It can be purchased on Locally, it is available at Anderson's Home & Garden Showplace,11250 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, at all Barnes & Noble bookstores, and from the author at" - Daily Press, January 7, 2014

      What a great gift this would make for Mother's Day or Father's Day!

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 04/29/18 - "Just Saying.....":

Am I getting to that age?

I found this timely, because today I was in a store that sells sunglasses, and only sunglasses. A young lady walked over to me and asked, "What brings you in today? I looked at her and said, "I'm interested in buying a refrigerator." She didn't quite know how to respond.

I was thinking about old age and decided that old age is when you still have something on the ball, but you are just too tired to bounce it.

When people see a cat's litter box they always say, "Oh, do you have a cat?" Just once I want to say, "No, it's for company!"

Employment application blanks always ask who is to be called in case of an emergency. I think you should write, "An ambulance.”

The older you get the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

Did you ever notice that when you put the 2 words "The" and "IRS" together it spells "Theirs?"

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Some people try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way and a lot of the roads were not paved.

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Ah! Being young is beautiful but being old is comfortable.

Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

May you always have:

Love to share,
Cash to spare,
And friends who care.

    GIGGLES! Thanks, Wayne!

From Drusilla West Groce ('56) of VA - 04/29/18:

  Thank you, Drusilla!

From My Friend, Kristi, of NC - 04/29/18:

  Thanks, Kristi, that explains everything!

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

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


Mary Ann Frits' Rainy Day Ripple Throw  

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?"


Button-top Ribbed Hand Towel by  - "My First Published Knitting Pattern!"


Rainy Day Recipes by - "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."

Rainy Day Recipes by - "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."


From - 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?"


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, May 09, 2018 -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.

3. Saturday, June 09, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its Belated 70th Birthday Celebration at The Cove Restaurant in City Center (across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel), Newport News. No admission cost; run your own food and beverage tab. RSVP by May 01 to Lynn Walker Brothers at, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at, 757-595-1965.

4. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Contact  

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/19/18

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Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
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                          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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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
located through the genius of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/28/07
Thanks so much, Dave!

"Crying in the Rain" lyrics courtesy of,
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 - 04/28/07

Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 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 - 09/22/07

Animated Laughing Mouse clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

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

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