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06/05/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Didn't We Almost Have It All?

“Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither
to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
”

-
Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859
(20 Apr 1826 - 12 Oct 1887)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Remember this one? 

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_4PlM85NJo - Whitney Houston - Didn't We Almost Have It All?


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didn%27t_We_Almost_Have_It_All

"Didn't We Almost Have It All" is the second single from Whitney Houston's second album Whitney. The song was written by Michael Masser and Will Jennings and was released in August 1987. It received a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year.

Originally, another song was to be released as the second single, "For the Love of You", but Arista Records decided to release "Didn't We Almost Have It All" instead because all Houston's singles had to be original material at this point of her career.[1]

The single was number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 even though there was not a video for the song. A live performance of the song recorded during Houston's successful 1987–1988 Moment of Truth World Tour was played on MTV, VH1, and BET. The performance is from a Saratoga Springs, New York date. It was widely speculated that the song is about Houston's relationship with then NFL star Randall Cunningham.

It debuted at number forty one on the Hot 100 the week of August 22, 1987 and six weeks later reached number one. "Didn't We Almost Have It All" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, from September 26 to October 3, 1987, where the song became her fifth consecutive number one.[2] The song also topped both component charts, the Hot 100 Singles Sales and Hot 100 Airplay, Houston's fourth song (and fourth consecutive release) to do so. It has sold over one million copies World Wide.

The single stayed in the Top 40 for 13 weeks, and topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts for three weeks.[3]

Internationally, the song hit the top ten in several markets, and reached the top 20 in the United Kingdom (#14); Switzerland (#18); and Germany (#20).

"Didn't We Almost Have It All" was ranked 22nd on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end charts (1987), and remained in the Billboard Hot 100 for 17 weeks. It was her fifth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, her fourth on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales, her fourth on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, and her fifth on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts...


PRAYER ROLL:

   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 06/03/16, 1:34 PM:

Another day of shots, shots, and more shots. More blood draws and more lab tests! Endless cycle anymore! Hope you folks are having a great day! God Bless Each of you!

   Oh, Butch, we're sorry to hear this! We're keeping your and yours in our prayers!

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Robert Hemintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57) AND        My Granddaughter, Eve Harty of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

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;

12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


THIS DAY IN WWII:

June 05, 1940 - After a brief lull in the Battle of France, the Germans renewed the offensive against the remaining French divisions south of the River Somme in Operation Fall Rot ("Case Red").

June 05, 1941 - Four thousand Chongqing residents were asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.

June 05, 1942 - The United States declared war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.

June 05, 1944 - More than 1000 British bombers dropped 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.

June 04, 1945 - The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally took power.


THIS DAY IN 1966:

Sunday, June 05, 1966 - Actor, singer, and producer Michael McCarthy was born in Turners Cross, Cork, Ireland


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/04/15:

“If you don't raise the bar, how will you ever know your potential?”

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

    Thanks so much, Susan!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 06/04/16 - "  Kathy Reece Burke (NNHS / Warwick HS - '72)":

  I thought I would send you a picture of my sister Kathy Reece Burke when she was a JV flag twirler for NNHS before they closed the school and forced her to go to Warwick High, plus another photo of the JV Band.

Kathy, being short, is the first girl in the line.

   Thanks so much, Ruthie! I had forgotten I'd  recently acquired a 1970 Anchor on eBay in time to include Kathy's sophomore portrait to her May 31 Birthday Wishes, but I'll add it next year!

Junior Varsity Cheerleaders, 1970 Anchor, p. 64 Junior Varsity Band, 1970 Anchor, p. 65
   


        From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 06/03/16:

  SADLY TRUE! Thank you, Jerry!
 
 


    From Marc Snyder ('65) of NC AND     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/04/16:    

  VERY TRUE! Thank you, Marc and Sarah Sugah!
 
 


  From Jay Gunter (Ferguson HS - '66) of VA - 06/05/16:

   EXACTAMUNDO! Thanks, Jay!
 
 


“Is the bean dizzy?”

- 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 (#10 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... (#5 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!

The Little Mermaid has met a sad fate...
 


BEST OF CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://bestofcrochet.com/tag/pattern/ - Crochet - "Sharing the Most Awesome Crochet Ideas!" - "Didn't we have the best of times?"


BONUS BEST OF TIMES RECIPES:

http://www.midwestliving.com/food/best-recipes-midwest-living/ - Midwest Living's 20 Best Recipes of All Time - "Selecting the 20 best recipes from the decades of Midwest Living was an undertaking fraught with calories, memories and fun. Get set to savor the fruits of our labors: delectable soups, tarts, cookies and more. We think they have a pretty good chance of becoming your all-time favorites as well." - "Didn't we have the best of times?"


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/04/16:

When I went to the automobile dealership to pick up my car, I was told the keys had been locked in it. I went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver's side door.

As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. "Hey," I said to the technician, "this side is open!"

He replied, "I know. I already did that side."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

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:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/05/16

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    


Didn't We Almost Have It All

Written by Michael Masser (b. 24 Mar 1941) and Will Jennings (b. 27 June 1944)

Recorded by Whitney Houston, August, 1987
(09 Aug 1963 - 11 Feb 2012)


Remember when we held on in the rain
The night we almost lost it
Once again we can take the night into tomorrow
Living on feelings
Touching you I feel it all again

Chorus:
Didn't we almost have it all
When love was all we had worth giving?
The ride with you was worth the fall my friend
Loving you makes life worth living
Didn't we almost have it all
The night we held on till the morning
You know you'll never love that way again
Didn't we almost have it all

The way you used to touch me felt so fine
We kept our hearts together down the line
A moment in the soul can last forever
Comfort and keep us
Help me bring the feeling back again

Chorus

Didn't we have the best of times
When love was young and new?
Couldn't we reach inside and find
The world of me and you?
We'll never lose it again
Cause once you know what love is
You never let it end

Chorus


 "Didn't We Almost Have It All" midi courtesy of http://midiplayer.freehomepage.com/index.html - 06/05/08

"Didn't We Almost Have It All" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.lyrics007.com/Whitney%20Houston%20Lyrics/Didn't%20We%20Almost%20Have%20It%20All%20Lyrics.html - 06/05/08

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

Pink Roses Bouquet clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/flowers.msnw - 04/04/05

Pinky Rose Squiggle Hearts divider clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 03/24/05

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 http://www.ccsd.net/schools/cheyenne/sports.htm - 02/05/08

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 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 http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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