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05/06/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Till the End of Time

“If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.

- Mohandas Gandhi
(02 Oct 1869 - 30 Jan 1948)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ahh - one of my very favorite songs by one of my very favorite singers from one of my very favorite movies, Till the End of Time (1946).

BONUS #1 - - Till the End of Time - Perry Como, 1945

BONUS #2 - - Till the End of Time - Nelson Eddy - contains the seldom heard opening lines

BONUS #3 - - Till the End of Time - The Lennon Sisters, 1958


"Till the End of Time" is a popular song written by lyricist Buddy Kaye and composer Ted Mossman and published in 1945. The melody is based on Frédéric Chopin's Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53, the "Polonaise héroique".

A number of recordings of the song were made in 1945. The biggest hit was by Perry Como; another version by Dick Haymes also charted; the Les Brown orchestra, with vocalist Doris Day, and Ginny Simms also made a recording of the song. It featured prominently in the 1946 film of the same name.

The Perry Como recording was recorded on July 3, 1945, and released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1709. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on August 9, 1945, and lasted 17 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1. This was Como's first #1 hit song. [1]

The Dick Haymes recording was recorded on July 2, 1945, and released by Decca Records as catalog number 18699. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on September 13, 1945 and lasted 8 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3. [1]

The Les Brown/Doris Day recording was recorded on May 17, 1945, and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 36828. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard magazine pop chart. [1]

The Ginny Simms recording was recorded on July 15, 1945, and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 36849. It did not chart on Billboard.


   Happy Birthday today to Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND  Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL AND   Van Rowell ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Judy Abbott Copes ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

08 -  Frank Gibson ('63) of VA;

09 -  Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA;

10 -  The late Mrs. Helen Hardy Shelton (deceased 19 Mar 2011) AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57) AND   My Cousin, the late Clarke Booth (Wakefield HS - '57) (deceased 30 Aug 2015);

12 - Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 06, 1941 - At California's March Field, Bob Hope performed his first USO show.

May 06, 1941 - The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

May 06, 1942 - On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrendered to the Japanese.

May 06, 1945 - Axis Sally delivered her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.

May 06, 1945 - The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, began.


Saturday, May 06, 1967 - Author and translator Zhou Zuoren (周作人) (b. 16 Jan 1885 in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, Qing Empire) died in Beijing, People's Republic of China at the age of 82.

“I would be my brother's keeper;
I would learn the healer's art.
To the wounded and the weary
I would show a gentle heart.”

- Susan Evans McCloud, 1985
(b. 28 July 1945)

   From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 04/25/17 (which appeared, disappeared, and then reappeared in my email inbox ) - "CHAOS BECOMING THE LANDSCAPE":

The Road to Bigger and More Catastrophic Things

By Harry M. Covert

Let’s talk about chaos. No, not the James Bond movie but the mobocracy, or bedlam, or pandemonium, or unruliness underway throughout the land. Add to these ill-manners, no etiquette and plain and simple indiscriminate crime.

The above is a mouthful. Who can deny chaos and meanness have become confused? It’s on purpose, too.

The tragedies resulting from indiscriminate talk, street violence, the widespread murders and shootings are now at extreme proportions. It’s the landscape.

The tragic Easter weekend murders around the nation have added to the growing chaos. It’s easy to blame social media and the Internet for the breakdown of law and order. Not so.

It’s easy to say election of a non-politician as president is to blame. How dumb.

While elections always show differences, there is no rule that only professional politicians, political hacks (meaning public relations sycophants and vassals) can obfuscate the rights of citizens.

The above meaning is that everybody – red, yellow, black, brown and white – has a right in this Republic to choose leaders. These people can be eastern elites, Okies from Muskogee, old time farmers, good old boys and girls from wherever, or from any segment. There are plenty more unusual constituents not known but who abide by traditions. They count.

Where am I heading with this?

Free speech gives everybody rights to stand on a corner and espouse opinions, even idiocies so prevalent today.

Locales are affected by current lawlessness and chaos. As communities prepare more rounds of elections, do disputes need to become criminal? Well, they probably will unless wild talk isn’t curbed.

Since “experts” abound in our media outlets, when does civility return to normalcy? Can they lead? Varieties of opinion are always welcome and interesting. When these differences lead to shootings and knifings and made up consternations it’s time for alarm.

The supposed public airways and printed publications have become cesspools of images, talk and bad conduct. Dare anyone call down producers of such rot, they are demeaned as intolerant, racists, rubes, closed-minded and violators of constitutional freedoms.

It’s no wonder lots of innocents succumb to ills promoted in popular television programs or movies. Too many don’t know the difference between fiction and reality. Another tragedy in this is many so-called leaders are confused by truth and lies, manners, good taste, bluster, and make believe.

Chaos is not limited to life of today. But, the ongoing chaos is on the road to bigger and more catastrophic things. The joy of political competition may be fun, but it’s bitter and hateful.

The way it looks is “fight fire with fire.” On second thought its use a blow torch, keep your head down and your powder dry, “fire when you are ready.”
   Thank you so much, Harry!

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 05/02/17 - "Vietnam Wall Facts ....":

Read and pass on!

Vietnam Wall Facts!

A little history most people will never know. Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010.

The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized.

It is hard to believe it is 61 years since the first casualty.

The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth, Mass.

Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956.

His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.

There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.

39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.

8,283 were just 19 years old.

The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old.

2 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.

5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.

One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.

997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam.

1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam.

31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.

Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.

54 soldiers attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia. I wonder why so many from one school.

8 Women are on the Wall, Nursing the wounded.

244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall.

Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons.

West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.

The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest. And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home.

The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam. In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed. LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 ~ 245 deaths.

The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 - 2,415 casualties were incurred.

For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created.

To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created.

We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers, Husbands, wives, sons and daughters.

There are no noble wars, just noble warriors.


     Thank you so much, Wayne!

“Why do you always start after my beat then rush to catch up? Do you want us to stay behind?

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

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

  WOWZERONI! Thanks, George!


Timeless Tunisian Crochet Afghan Pattern

BONUS TIMELESS RECIPES: - Timeless Natural Food - "Influenced by the Mediterranean background of my many childhood friends and our family’s Spanish and Italian heritage, I began concocting adventurous fusions and incorporating new elements as I journeyed from Miami to Montana...":


From - 05/05/17:

Famed composer Johann Strauss was an avid mountain climber who once waltzed himself into deep trouble. He lost his footing and found himself hanging by his fingertips over a bottomless gorge.

Another climber heroically came to his rescue and just managed to grab Johann by a strap of his backpack to save the Maestro's life.

Since then, the act of trying to get out of a seemingly hopeless situation has come to be known as grasping at Strauss.


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.

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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

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


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Till the End of Time

Words by Buddy Kaye; Music by Ted Mossman
(melody based on Frédéric Chopin's Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53, the "Polonaise héroique"), 1945

Recorded by Perry Como
(18 May 1912 - 12 May 2001)

Till the end of time, long as stars are in the blue
Long as there's a Spring of birds to sing I'll go on loving you
Till the end of time, long as roses bloom in May
My love for you will grow deeper with every passing day

Till the wells run dry and each mountain disappears
I'll be there for you to care for you through laughter and through tears
So take my heart in sweet surrender and tenderly say that I'm
The one you love and live for till the end of time

Till the wells run dry and each mountain disappears
I'll be there for you to care for you through laughter and through tears
So take my heart in sweet surrender and tenderly say that I'm
The one you love and live for till the end of time

"Till the End of Time" midi courtesy of - 05/05/08

"Till the End of Time" lyrics courtesy of - 05/05/08

Image of Hemipode Chronograph courtesy of - 05/06/08

Golden Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/30/10

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

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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