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05/27/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Hello Darlin'

“A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later,
when you see that special guy in an elevator and he is fat
and smoking and saying 'Long time no see'.”

- Phyllis Batelle
(b. 1922)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   "It's been a long time" since I was caught up on back Newsletters, too (not to mention the odious announcements)..... 

BONUS - - Hello Darlin' - Conway Twitty


"Hello Darlin'" is an American country music song written and recorded by Conway Twitty.

Originally released in 1970, the song became Twitty's fourth No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart that summer, and soon became one of his signature songs...

While recording the song in 1969, Twitty sang the opening lines, but for some reason it didn't work. Record producer Owen Bradley suggested speaking the lines: "Hello darlin', nice to see you." The result was a hook that made the song instantly recognizable to fans.[1]

"Hello Darlin'" is about a man who runs into an old flame and, after acknowledging she's "just as lovely as you used to be," tries to put up his bravado by saying he's getting along fine, "except I can't sleep, and I cry all night 'til dawn." He then admits his deep sorrow for his mistakes that led to the breakup of their relationship, then - after sharing an embrace "just for old time's sake" - bids her well. Before the two part, he says that if she would forgive him, he'll be waiting for her.

The song spent four weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, and was named the No. 1 song of 1970. Aside from being Twitty's standard concert opener, the song became a country standard.


   Happy Birthday today to Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -   Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND    Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;

30 -    Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND    Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA;

31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND    JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND  Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND   Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72);

01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;

02 -     Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA AND AND    Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA AND    Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA;

03 - Bill Combs ('63) AND      Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 27, 1940 - In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit were shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survived.

May 27, 1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency" amid rising world tension.

May 27, 1941 - The German battleship Bismarck was sunk in the North Atlantic by British naval and air forces, killing almost 2,100 men.

May 27, 1942 - German General Erwin Rommel began a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.

May 27, 1942 - In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in Prague.

May 27, 1944 - U.S. General MacArthur landed on Biak Island in New Guinea.

TODAY IN 1965:

Thursday, May 27, 1965 - Vietnam War: American warships began the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.

Thursday, May 27, 1965 - Actor, director, and producer Todd Bridges was born Todd Anthony Bridges in San Francisco, California.

Thursday, May 27, 1965 - Tennis player Pat Cash was born Patrick Hart Cash in Melbourne, Australia.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/23/15:

“Ego trips are almost always made on someone else's expense account.”

- Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

  From Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA - 05/26/15 - "My grandson leading the Fife and Drum!!":

  I am a thankful grandmom. Alana and Ron's son, Landon, has for years been involved in Fife and Drum; it has been so good for him, Carter, and now Hayden!!

   COOL BEANS! Thank you for sharing this with us, Helen! A mighty fine looking man he is, too!


    From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of LA (soon to be TX) - 05/23/15 - "           Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) and   Jacob Harty (Pitkin HS, LA - '15)":

  Here is a pic I took of Brent and Jacob... My handsome Brent wanted to buy Jake his own copy of what he calls 'the best album ever, anywhere by anyone'... Master of Puppets. The poster is one that he has had since he first became a Metallica fan in 1988.

   OH YES! Thank you, Laura! I well remember that poster - AND that album! Brent was of the very strong opinion that anyone who did not like Metallica simply had not listened to enough Metallica, so he played it again. And again. And again and again and again, all the while carefully explaining the classical training and technical prowess and awesome talent of each individual member of the band.

   And as usual, Brent was right. I am now a reluctant Metallica fan.


    From Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 05/26/15 - "Pigs ON a Blanket":

  AWW! Thanks, Bobby!

  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 05/26/15 - "Fitness":

  Thanks, Elizabeth!

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 05/26/15 - "Emoticons for Knitters":

  Could be those who crochet, too?

    ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Tina!


“It's all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.”

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

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Phenomenal Photos (#12 in a series of 16)":

  How in the world do they get these photos? The patience must be incredible.....

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!



Hello Kitty Hat Pattern


Hello Dollies


From - 05/26/15:

A man appeared before St. Peter at the pearly gates. "Have you ever done anything of particular merit?" St. Peter asked.

"Well, I can think of one thing," the man offered. "On a trip to the Black Hills out in South Dakota, I came upon a gang of high-testosterone bikers, who were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn't listen. So, I approached the largest and most heavily tattooed biker and smacked him on the head, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring, and threw it on the ground." I yelled, "Now, back off!! Or you'll answer to me!"

St. Peter was impressed: "When did this happen?"

"Just a couple of minutes ago."


1. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 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, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @ 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/21/15

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


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Hello Darlin'

Written and recorded by Conway Twitty (01 Sept 1933 - 05 June 1993), 1970

Hello, darlin', nice to see ya
It's been a long time
You're just as lovely as you used to be

How's your new love? Are you happy?
Hope you're doin' fine
Just to know means so much to me

What's that, darlin? "How'm I doin'?"
Guess I'm doin' all right
Except I can't sleep and I cry all night till dawn
What I'm trying to say is "I love you and I miss you"
"And I'm so sorry that I did you wrong"

Look up, darlin', let me kiss ya
Just for old time's sake
Let me hold you in my arms one more time

Thank ya, darlin', may God bless you
And may each step you take
Bring you closer to the thing you seek to find

Goodbye, darlin', gotta go now
Gotta try to find a way
To lose these mem'ries of a love so warm and true
And if you should ever find it in your heart to forgive me
Come back, darlin', I'll be waiting for you

"Hello Darlin'" midi courtesy of - 05/29/10

"Hello Darlin'" lyrics courtesy of - 05/29/10

"Long Time, No See" Image of courtesy
of - 05/29/10

Blue Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

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 Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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