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06/04/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
For the Good Times

“Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.”

- Doug Larson

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   YEA - good times.....

BONUS #1 - - For the Good Times - Kris Kristofferson, 1970

BONUS #2 - For the Good Times - Ray Price, 1978


"For the Good Times" is a 1970 song penned by Kris Kristofferson that appeared on his debut album Kristofferson.

Later that year, Ray Price recorded a version of the song which topped the U.S. country music charts[1] and was awarded "Song of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music. "For the Good Times" was Price's fifth #1 single and spent a total of nineteen weeks on the country chart.[2] "For the Good Times" crossed over onto the pop chart peaking at number eleven, becoming Ray Price's only release to hit the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.[3]


   Happy Birthday today to        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of GA AND     Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of UT!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

06 - Robert Hemintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57) AND        My Granddaughter, Eve Harty of CA;


07 -    Fred Field ('45) of CA AND   Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA;

10 -         Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND    the late Eileen Casey Sparkman  (Ferguson HS - '68) (deceased 08/16/11);

11 - Joan Warren Smith ('63) AND    Butch Corson ('63) of Northern VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


June 04, 1916 - World War I: Russia opened the Brusilov Offensive with an artillery barrage of Austro-Hungarian lines in Galicia.


June 04, 1939 - Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, was denied permission to land in Florida after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, many of its passengers later died in Nazi concentration camps.

June 04, 1940 - The Dunkirk evacuation ended – British forces completed evacuation of 300,000 troops from Dunkirk in France.

June 04, 1942 - The Battle of Midway began. Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo ordered a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese navy.

June 04, 1943 - A military coup in Argentina ousted Ramón Castillo.

June 04, 1944 - A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captured the German submarine U-505 – the first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.

June 04, 1944 - Rome fell to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.


Saturday, June 04, 1966 - Soprano and actress Cecilia Bartoli was born in Rome, Italy.

Saturday, June 04, 1966 - Mathematician and academic Vladimir Voevodsky (Владимир Александрович Воеводский) was born in Moscow, Soviet Union.

Saturday, June 04, 1966 - The Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Bill Wiggin, was born William David Wiggin in London, England.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/03/15:

“One of the greatest weaknesses in most of us is our lack of faith in ourselves. One of our common failings is to depreciate our tremendous worth.”

-  L. Tom Perry
(05 Aug 1922 - 30 May 2015

    Thanks so much, Susan!

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 06/03/16 - "ETYMOLOGISTS AND EXPLETIVES DELETED?":

Today’s Language of Politics

By Harry M. Covert

I’m not quite certain but the use of vain and profane babblings has sure become prevalent on every venue these days. This has been brought on by the political vernacular in use on all levels. Now, no one even flinches.

Seems like the dominant figure on the national scene has made modern use of “hell”, not hades, proper and accepted. I could not get the full count since the other seekers like the h-word too. Okay, it’s for emphasis.

Nowhere are etymologists jumping up and down highlighting “expletives deleted.” As I’ve heard many times, “hellfire and damnation.”


These modern times of openness and transparency and “speaking from the heart” have gained popularity. Boys and girls, men and women, commentators of all sexes – male, female, transgender and whatever – use scatological terms and good old cuss words that generally were muted. Not so any more.

Recently a mother in a Maryland grocery store corrected her son for pulling down some canned foods, causing a mess. The boy said “FY” (expletive deleted) whereupon mama smacked the little tyke. Other shoppers just grinned. I wanted to give the mama a good thwack.

Us news junkies can flip our remote controls, turn off the radio. The talk shows of all subjects including the sports gabbers local and national aren’t shielded from spouting damns, hells, p-o’d, screwed, crap, heck. They dare not bellow “whistling dixie” any more.

The commonplace becomes embarrassing to some. Call the sports broadcasters and complain. They think complainers are “numb n**s” and “ignernt.” Instead of using doppelgangers — durn, heck, ticked off and others. It’s more cogent and popular to use real Anglo-Saxon terms for attention.

There was a president known for profanity-laced meetings in the Oval Office. I won’t name him. Actually there are several who enjoyed language freedom. The nation’s major newspapers and wire service edited the commander-in-chief’s comments with “expletive deleted” in almost every paragraph every day. Lots of diligence was required for readers to figure out the indignities of speech. Well, it wasn’t difficult. For true political lovers completing the words tapes are available on C-SPAN. Listening to the Texan president put the arm on congressional leaders was full with delight. He spoke often about peckerwoods in the south, pecksniffs, too.

Today words like mad dog killers and thugs are looked upon like f-words, n-words, b-words associated with S-O-B, *itch, *astards” or m-effers. Too many have become accustomed to such conversational expletives. As Lt. Joe Kenda says, “My, My, My.”


Us good people have become immune to the names of “sporting houses” legal in various places. Sounds a bit better than “brothels”, “Houses of Ill Repute” and “bawdy houses.” This scribe is unfamiliar with such. I have heard such accommodations are known. I guess I’ve been living in a dream world too long.

Admittedly the bull-shooting is rampant on the campaign trail from all partisans. Placards at protests around the nation are also descriptive and ugly. Local “peacemakers” have a tough time rounding up the troublemakers and escorting them to the sheriff’s “hotels.”

Will the feds now try to figure a way to house transgenders? Most of the time jailers, turnkeys and professional corrections officers attempt to provide some security for “peculiar” types lest some form of a bawdy house take hold.

It is amazing in these modern days of new thought that the “educated” broadcasters enjoy polluting the American language.

In my day b-western movie lovers never heard the good guys or the bad ones cussing. I did learn about the Three Rs from Hoppy’s sidekick – “readin’, ritin’ and raisin’ a ruckus”. We also knew the good guys from the bad ones. It’s rather difficult to pick ‘em in today’s climate. They don’t seem to know “evil” from “live.”

Maybe the PC crowd, as revolting as they are, could discover ED – expletive deleted.” ◄◄◄◄◄

   Thank you so very much, Harry! Sadly we are witnessing the downfall of civilization as we knew it.

    From Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 06/03/16:

  WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Bobby!

“Those girls are sin twisters.

- Attributed to the Reverend William Archibald Spooner
22 July 1844 – 29 Aug 1930)

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/22/16 - "GOD'S POST-IT NOTES (#9 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!


       From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 05/30/16 - "AND THE YEARS GO BY... (#4 in a Series of 11)":

  And the years go by

Life is short... so smile!
This getting old thing is starting to suck!!!

     WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, George!

Sleeping Beauty is still asleep...

BONUS GOOD DAY CROCHET BLOG: - Crochetville Blog Tour - "...I've been crocheting since I was 5 years old, when my grandmother taught me. And there have been very few times since then when I wasn't crocheting. I remember good times and sad times when crochet helped me cope. I remember times when I really wanted to crochet, but I had no time. And I remember times when I forced myself to make the time to crochet - even just a row or two...."

BONUS GOOD TIME RECIPE: - Good Time Casserole


From - 06/03/15:

A guy called an airline and asked, "How long does it take to get from Boston to New York?"

The rep said, “One minute, please.”

So the guy said, “Okay. Thank you for your help.”


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

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the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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For the Good Times

Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson (b. 22 June 1936)

Recorded by Kris Kristofferson (b. 22 June 1936), 1970

Recorded by Ray Price (b. 12 Jan 1926), 1970

Don't look so sad
I know it's over
But life goes on
And this old world
Will keep on turning
Let's just be glad
We had some time to spend together
There's no need to watch the bridges
That we're burning

Lay your head,
Upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body
Close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowing soft, against the window
And make believe you love me,
One more time,
For the good times

I'll get along
You'll find another
And I'll be here
If you should find,
You ever need me
Don't say a word
About tomorrow, or forever
There'll be time enough for sadness
When you leave me

Lay your head
Upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body
Close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowing soft against the window
And make believe you love me
One more time
For the good times

"For the Good Times" midi (sequenced by Harry Todd) courtesy of - 06/04/10

"For the Good Times" lyrics courtesy of - 06/04/10

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

Nostalgic Chicken Cartoon courtesy of - 06/04/10

Animated Divider Line Bar  59 clip art courtesy of - 06/05/10

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

Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of - 02/05/08

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

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!

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!!

 Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

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