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05/21/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Diana

"Enjoy the Spring of Love and Youth, to some good angel leave the rest;
For Time will teach thee soon the truth, there are no birds in last year's nest!"

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 (27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The music for today's theme was located for us a dozen years ago by the Wizard of Wonderment,    Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA.

     Thanks, David!

BONUS - Diana - Paul Anka


"Diana" is a song written and made famous by Paul Anka in 1957,[1] recorded in May 1957 at Don Costa studio in New York City. Anka stated in his autobiography that the song was inspired by a girl named Diana Ayoub, whom he had met at his church and community events, and had developed a crush on.[2] Session musicians on the record included Bucky Pizzarelli on Guitar, Irving Wexler on piano, Jerry Bruno on bass, and Panama Francis on drums. The song was recorded in May 1957 at RCA studios.[3] Backup singers included Artie Ripp.[4]

Paul Anka's original 1957 recording reached number 1 on the Billboard "Best Sellers In Stores" chart[5] (although it climbed no higher than number 2 on Billboard′s composite "Top 100" chart) and has reportedly sold over nine million copies.[6] "Diana" also hit number one on the R&B Best Sellers chart.[7] It also reached number 1 on the UK's New Musical Express chart, staying there for nine weeks,[8] and sold 1.25 million copies in the UK.[9][10]

After signing with RCA Records, Anka re-recorded "Diana", along with many other hits in 1963, for the album Paul Anka's 21 Golden Hits.[11]


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

   Happy National Maritime Day Birthday tomorrow to Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57) AND Wayne Boger ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

26 -  Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All


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.


May 21, 1969 - Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, known as Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.

May 21, 1969 - Footballer Pierluigi Brivio was born in Milan, Italy.

May 21, 1969 - Journalist and director Georgiy Gongadze (გიორგი ღონღაძე) was born in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union (present-day Georgia). On 17 Sept 2000 at the age of 31, he was murdered in Tarashcha Woods, Tarashcha Raion, Ukraine.

May 21, 1969 - Voice actress and singer Masayo Kurata (倉田雅世) was born in Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan.

May 21, 1969 - Lawyer and politician George LeMieux was born George Stephen LeMieux in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

May 21, 1969 - Drummer Pete Sandoval was born Pedro Rigoberto Sandoval in Santa Ana, El Salvador.

May 21, 1969 - Footballer Brian Statham was born in Harare, Rhodesia.

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
(24 Aug 1932 - 01 Oct 2017)

    Thanks so much, Christine!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/21/18:
  Thank you, Joan!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/21/19:

  Look who stopped by our back yard for a visit last night at 6:30!

From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 05/19/19, 7:24 PM:
  Thanks, Carlene!

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 05/20/19, 6:20 PM:

  Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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


Roseanna Beck's Princess Diana Vintage Crochet Shawl - "For a shawl that embodies so much grace and beauty, you will want to work up the Princess Diana Vintage Crochet Shawl Pattern. Whether you make it as a fashion statement for a night out or as a prayer shawl for a strong woman you're thinking about, this shawl is a gorgeous find..."


Liudmyla Babintseva's Lady Diana Sweater - "Lady Diana is a light weight and comfortable seamless cardigan for summer or spring day. Is worked as a top down raglan and it is completely seamless." - not free, but gorgeous, and downloadable for $6.00

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits - "These copycat biscuits are so easy to make in just 20 minutes, and they taste a million times better!"

Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf Recipe - "This Cracker Barrel meatloaf is incredibly easy to make and should be added to everyone's go-to weeknight dinner list. It is as simple as combining all of the ingredients and baking! This traditional meatloaf is great for family dinners and will have the kids begging for meatloaf every week. This is a budget-friendly recipe that will be more than worth the price you pay."


From - 05/20/19:

Two kids were deciding what game to play.

One said, “Let’s play doctor!”

“Good idea,” said the other. “You be the doctor who operates, and I’ll be the patient who sues.”

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

2. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 -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.
3. Friday, August 02, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at    

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/26/19

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 and recorded by Paul Anka (b. 30 July 1941), 1957

I'm so young and you're so old
This, my darling I've been told
I don't care just what they say
'Cause forever I will pray
You and I will be as free
As the birds up in the trees
Oh, please, stay by me, Diana

Thrills I get when you hold me close
Oh, my darling, you're the most
I love you but do you love me
Oh Diana, can't you see
I love you with all my heart
And I hope we will never part
Oh, please, stay with me, Diana

Oh my darlin', oh my lover
Tell me that there is no other
I love you with my heart
Oh-oh, oh-oh
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Only you can take my heart
Only you can tear it apart
When you hold me in your loving arms
I can feel you giving all your charms
Hold me darling, ho-ho-hold me tight
Squeeze me baby with a-all your might
Oh, please, stay by me Diana
Oh, please, Diana
Oh, please, Diana
Oh, please, Diana

"Diana" midi courtesy of
with the kind assistance of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/17/07
Thanks, Dave!

"Diana" lyrics courtesy of 
also with the kind assistance of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/17/07
Thanks again, Dave!

Image of Antique Watercolor Chinese Woodcut of Bluebirds courtesy
of - 05/18/07

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Blue Arrow Divider Line clip art courtesy of  - 08/12/04

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Laughing Dentures clip art courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/31/18
Thanks, Paul!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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

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