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05/21/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Fats Waller's 113th Birthday

“If you don't know what it is, don't mess with it.”

- Thomas Wright Fats Waller
(21 May 1904 - 15 Dec 1943)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I think if you remembered today's birthday of the "Clown Prince of Jazz", you're either a major jazz fan or an awesome trivia buff!

BONUS - Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehavin' - clip from Stormy Weather (1943) (Yes, that IS Lena Horne.)



"Ain't Misbehavin'" is a 1929 song written by Fats Waller, Harry Brooks (music) and Andy Razaf (lyrics).[1] Waller recorded the original version that year for Victor Records and also later performed the song in the 1943 film Stormy Weather. In a 1941 interview with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Fats claimed the song was written while "lodging" in alimony prison, and that is why he was not "misbehaving"...

The original 1929 recording of "Ain't Misbehavin'" by Fats Waller received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1984, and it was one of fifty recordings selected for inclusion in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2004.

In 2001, it was one of 365 Songs of the Century selected by the RIAA.


   Happy Birthday today to  Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 - Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57);

25 - The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009);

26 -  Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 21, 1917 - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was established through royal charter to mark, record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth of Nations military forces.

May 21, 1917 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 caused $5.5 million in damages, destroying some 300 acres including 2,000 homes, businesses and churches, displacing about 10,000 people, but leading to only one fatality (due to heart attack).


May 21, 1939 -The Canadian National War Memorial was unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa.

May 21, 1940 - A Nazi "special unit" began murdering more than 1,500 hospital patients in East Prussia. The operation of killing the "unfit" mentally ill patients took 18 days.

May 21, 1941 - The first U.S. ship, the SS Robin Moor, was sunk by a U-boat.

May 21, 1942 - 4,300 Jews were deported from Chelm, Poland, to the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor.
May 21, 1942 - The German company IG Farben set up a factory just outside of Auschwitz, in order to take advantage of Jewish slave laborers.


Sunday, May 21, 1967 - Professional wrestler Chris Benoit was born Christopher Michael Benoit in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. At the age of 40, he murdered his wife and son on June 22, 2007, and hanged himself two days later in Fayetteville, Georgia.[12][13] Research suggests depression and brain damage from numerous concussions are likely contributing factors leading to the crime.[14][15][16].

Sunday, May 21, 1967 - Singer and guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach was born Alexander Blake Schwarzenbach in Berkeley, California.

From My Friend, Christine, of NC - 04/20/15:

“How we live our religion is far more important than what we may say about our religion.

- Robert D. Hales
(b. 24 Aug 1932)

    Thanks so much, Christine!

From My Granddaughter, Becca Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '17) of IL - 05/09/17:




Congratulations, Becca!



     From My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL - 05/20/17 - " Becca's Graduation":

  Thank you so much, Lewis!

   From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA -  05/20/17:

  OH, WOW! Thank you, Santa Jim!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/20/17 - "Temperature Gauge Afghan, Fayetteville, NC, 01/01/17 to 05/20/17":

   As promised, here's another update on my temperature gauge afghan. Using a size H hook, making the popcorn center polka-dots with a size B hook, and breaking the colors down into 10-degree increments:

101 + Burgundy
91-100 Cherry Red

81-90 Pumpkin
71-80 Cornmeal
61-70 Pale Yellow

51-60 Paddy Green
41-50 Honeydew
31-40 Royal Blue
21-30 Baby Blue
0-20 Lilac


     Behold the first twenty weeks of 2017 in Fayetteville!

   Looky-looky at all those pretty Cherry Red blocks!

   "The Heat Is On!" 


“Please follow me because I have to follow him and he isn't here.

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


Pillowcase Dress from 3 Fat Quarters by Caroline Critchfield - "There are a ton of pillowcase dress patterns on the web (even some that cost money) but I wanted to use up some coordinating fat quarters I had left over from a quilting project. They worked perfectly because the shape is almost like a pillowcase already! One fat quarter makes the front, one makes the back, and a third is turned into bias trim (for the arm holes and ties) and a little coordinating band at the bottom. There are almost no scraps left over at all! Of course, if you want to use more fabric, you could add a ruffle or make the dress longer."



Mr. Food's Spaghetti Squash Alfredo - "Too many people pass right by the spaghetti squash in the supermarket produce section simply because they don't know what it is or how to prepare it. Well, not only is it a fun dish to serve, but it's a fresh-tasting, low-fat, low-calorie option for combining with flavorful toppings. C'mon, give spaghetti squash a chance!"

From - 05/20/17:

I used to work in a superstore. One day a sparrow flew in and perched itself by the ceiling. Management wondered how to catch it.

I suggested that we keep a computer terminal unoccupied.

"You can catch it when it stops by to tweet."

1. 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:

2. Wednesday, July 12, 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.

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

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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Ain't Misbehavin'

Written by
Fats Waller, Harry Brooks (music) and Andy Razaf (lyrics), 1929[1]

No one to talk with; all by myself,
No one to walk with, but I'm happy on the shelf.
Ain't misbehavin', I'm savin' my love for you.

I know for certain, the one I love,
I'm through with flirtin', it's just you I'm thinkin' of.
Ain't misbehavin', I'm savin' my love for you.

Like Jack Horner, in the corner
Don't go nowhere, what do I care?
Your kisses are worth waitin' for ....
... Believe me ...

I don't stay out late, don't care to go,
I'm home about eight; just me and my radio,
Ain't misbehavin', I'm savin' my love for you!

"Ain't Misbehavin'" midi (sequenced by Sal Grippaldi ) courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Ain't Misbehavin'" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks again, Dave!

First Image of Fats Waller courtesy of - 05/20/08

Second Image of Fats Waller courtesy of - 05/20/08

Animated Keyboard clip art courtesy of - 01/23/05  

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

Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of - 09/20/13

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Disgustedly Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of Northern VA - 03/11/17
Thanks, Janice!

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

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