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05/02/17 - NNHS Newsletter

Mama exhorted her children at every
opportunity to 'jump at the sun.'
We might not land on the sun, but
at least we would get off the ground.”

- Zora Neale Hurston
(07 Jan 1891 - 28 Jan 1960 )

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Van Halen?!?  Okay.....  

BONUS - Jump - Van Halen, 1984


"Jump" is a song released on December 21, 1983 by the American rock group Van Halen. It is the only single the group released in their career to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[1] It was released in 1984 as the second track on the album 1984. The song breaks the mold of earlier Van Halen songs, mainly in its rolling synth line (played on an Oberheim OB-Xa), although the song contains the standard Eddie Van Halen guitar solo, which Eddie claims as his favorite solo he never wrote. This refers to the fact that the producer spliced parts of two different takes to create the one heard in the song.

"Jump" may be Van Halen's most popular and instantly recognizable composition, perhaps because its sound embodies the key aspects of both of the two genres of popular music most associated with the 1980s in America: synth-driven pop and "arena"-style metal. It was inspired by famed martial artist Benny Urquidez, of whom David Lee Roth was a student. The song changed the future and style of Van Halen from being a predominantly hard rock band to one of more radio-oriented popular music...


   Happy Birthday today to   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)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jimmy Lamb ('63) of VA AND   Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

08 -  Frank Gibson ('63) of VA;

09 -  Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 02, 1933 - Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler banned trade unions.

May 02, 1941 - Following the coup d'état against Iraq Crown Prince 'Abd al-Ilah earlier that year, the United Kingdom launched the Anglo-Iraqi War to restore him to power.

May 02, 1945 - Fall of Berlin: The Soviet Union announced the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoisted their red flag over the Reichstag building.

May 02, 1945 - Italian Campaign – General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signed the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy.

May 02, 1945 - The US 82nd Airborne Division liberated Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.


Tuesday, April 02, 1967 - Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu were married in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, April 02, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and actor Tim McGraw was born Samuel Timothy McGraw in Delhi, Louisiana.

From My Friend, Laura, of NC - 05/01/15:

“Selfless acts of service and consecration refine our spirits, remove the scales from our spiritual eyes, and open the windows of heaven. By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer, we often find the answer to our own.”

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

    Thanks so much, Laura!

 From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 05/01/17 - " House Concert - Saturday May 6th - 'Hits and Grins' ":

  We are so glad to get these guys back to Z Music Room - A Crowd Pleaser....Musically Fun and Funny...lots of big hits!!

Doors open at 6:00 PM - Music Starts at 7:30 PM - Featured Event is at 9:00 PM
Potluck - BYOB - Donate $15 @ Z Door!!

Terry G. Seay
Songwriter House Concerts Since 2009

Steve Dean Bill Whyte Victoria Venier  

Steve Dean wrote “Fast Lanes and Country Roads” (Barbara Mandrell), “Honky Tonk Girl” (Joe Nichols), “It Takes a Little Rain” (Oak Ridge Boys), “Round About Way” (George Strait), “Shadow of a Distant Friend” (Waylon Jennings), “Walk On” (Reba McEntire), and "Watching You” (Rodney Atkins).

Bill Whyte wrote “Crickets” (Joe Nichols), “I’m Going Ugly Early Tonight” (Cledus T. Judd), “Retired” (Ray Stevens), and “Safe Haven” (Hillary Scott & the Scott Family). Whyte has also worked in radio since he was a teenager and is a member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame.​

Victoria Venier is a multi-talented singer/songwriter and dynamic performer. As a songwriter she recently landed on the Grammy nominated CD “The Standard” by Take Six with her single “Back To You”. And she is also a featured singer/songwriter on the critically acclaimed project “This Is My America” with three song contributions.

Born and raised in Illinois corn country, Victoria now lives in Nashville but has toured nationally and internationally. She has performed on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry numerous times and has been a featured entertainer in Ireland at the Belfast/Nashville Songwriters Exchange where she “wowed” the international crowd.

Victoria is a multi-instrumentalist high energy contagious stage performer; and as a vocalist, she has backed up greats like Brenda Lee, Joe Diffie, Linda Davis, Sandi Patti and BeBe Winans. She also stays in high demand as a Nashville session singer, recording demos, soundtracks and commercials.
    WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Terry! Y'all have fun!

 From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ - 05/01/17 - "Zucchini Snacks":

  Zucchini Snacks

Cut a zucchini into thin slices and toss in 1 Tbsp. olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with paprika and bake at 450°F for 25 to 30 minutes.

Using paprika will not only flavor this healthy snack, but will also boost your metabolism, reduce your appetite, and lower your blood pressure.

   YUMMY! Thank you, Mary!


“Beauty is less important than quality.

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

  From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 04/16/17 - "25 Actual Predictions That Were Absolutely Wrong!" (#12 in a Series of 25):

  WOWZERONI! Thanks, George!

BONUS JUMPSUIT CROCHET PATTERN: - Deborah Kitts' Long Preemie Jumpsuit - Debbie Murray's Baby Jumpsuits - plus more! - Ayarina's Lollipop Romper




From - 05/01/17:

As my sister relaxed on the couch, her head comfortably leaning against the crook of her husband’s arm, her cell phone beeped.

She looked at her phone. It was a text message from her husband.

The message: "Please Move."


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: and CONTACT:

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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/11/17

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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Written by Eddie Van Halen (b. 26 Jan 1955), Alex Van Halen (b. 08 May 1953),
Michael Anthony
(b. 20 June 1954), and David Lee Roth (b. 10 Oct 1954)

Recorded by Van Halen, 1983

I get up, and nothin' gets me down
You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around
And I know, baby, just how you feel
You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real

Ah, can't ya see me standin' here
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Ah, can't ya see what I mean?

Ah, might as well jump. Jump!
Might as well jump
Go ahead an' jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump

Ow-oh! Hey, you! Who said that? Baby, how you been?
You say you don't know, you won't know until you begin

So can't ya see me standing here
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Ah, can't ya see what I mean?

Ah, might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump
Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump

(Guitar Solo)

Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump
Get it in, jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump

Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump! "Jump" midi courtesy of - 05/02/06

"Jump" lyrics courtesy of - 05/02/06

Animated Jump Shot Image courtesy of - 05/02/06

Animated Blue Arrows Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/02/06

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

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

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