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05/28/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Stairway to Heaven

“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ahh - classic Led Zeppelin!

BONUS - - Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin


"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the British rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band's untitled fourth studio album (usually referred to as Led Zeppelin IV). The song, running eight minutes and two seconds, is composed of several sections, which increase in tempo and volume as the song progresses. The song begins as a slow acoustic-based folk song accompanied by recorders before electric instrumentation is introduced. The final section is a high-tempo hard rock section highlighted by an intricate guitar solo by Page.

The song, often considered one of the greatest rock songs of all-time,[2][3][4] was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs,[5] and was placed at number 31 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s, despite never having been officially released as a single there.[6] In November 2007, through download sales promoting Led Zeppelin's Mothership release, "Stairway to Heaven" hit #37 on the UK Singles Chart...[7]


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND   Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

04 -        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of GA AND      Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 28, 1940 - Belgium surrendered unconditionally to Germany.

May 28, 1940 - Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recaptured Narvik in Norway. This was the first allied infantry victory of the War.

May 28, 1941 - The Allies began their evacuation of Crete.

May 28, 1942 - In retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia killed over 1,800 people.


Saturday, May 28, 1966 - Director, screenwriter, and playwright Roger Kumble was born in Harrison, New York.

Saturday, May 28, 1966 - Novelist and journalist Miljenko Jergović was born in Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia.

Saturday, May 28, 1966 - Cricketer Gavin Robertson was born Gavin Ron Robertson in St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/27/15:

“Courage becomes a living and an attractive virtue when it is regarded not only as a willingness to die manfully, but also as a determination to live decently. A moral coward is one who is afraid to do what he thinks is right because others will disapprove or laugh. Remember that all men have their fears, but those who face their fears with dignity have courage as well.

-  Thomas S. Monson, April 2004
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 05/25/16 - "Memorial Day":

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Phil!

From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 05/27/16 - "My Terrible Accident":

Just wanted to let you know that I had a terrible accident yesterday, but I am doing better now.

I decided to go horseback riding which I haven't done in years.

Well, I got on the horse and started out slow, and then we went a little faster and then we were going as fast as the horse could do.

All of a sudden I fell off and caught my foot in the stirrup and the horse was dragging me around in a circle. It wouldn't stop, just going around and around in a circle.

If it weren't for a quick thinking man (I owe my life to) I would probably not have made it.

Thank goodness the store manager at Walmart came out and unplugged the machine.

     Thank you, John! So glad to know you survived your dreadful ordeal unscathed!

From My Daughter of Other Parents, Ashley, of AZ - 05/27/16:

    Thanks, Ashley!

“I mean what I meant.

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

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/29/16 - "Photos Without Words" (#28 in a Series of 30):

  Sometimes Photos Need No Words

     INDEED! Thanks, Haul Party!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/22/16 - "GOD'S POST-IT NOTES (#2 in a Series of 17)":

  The real secret of happiness is not what you give or what you receive;
it's what you share.

     GIGGLES! Thank you, Dearest Judy!



BONUS HEAVENLY RECIPES: - Heavenly Homemakers - "Making our homes heavenly... Striving toward our heavenly home"


From - 05/27/16:

A man parked his bicycle nearby the Parliament house and walked on.

A police constable stopped him and asked, "Why did you park your bicycle here? Don't you know it is a VIP road and all parliamentarians and senators pass from here?"

The man replied, "Don't you worry about it, I locked my bicycle!"


1. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 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, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/27/16

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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Stairway to Heaven

Composed by guitarist Jimmy Page (b. 09 Jan 1944) and vocalist Robert Plant (b. 20 Aug1948)

Recorded by Led Zeppelin, 1971

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

"Stairway to Heaven" midi courtesy of - 05/28/09

"Stairway to Heaven" lyrics courtesy of - 05/28/09

"Stairway to Heaven" Image courtesy of - 05/28/13

Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/21/05 (re-saved 03/22/09)

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!

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 Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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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