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06/05/18 - 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 from 1987?

BONUS - Didn't We Almost Have It All? - Whitney Houston


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...


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 (June '45) of CA AND  the late Al Simms ('60) (deceased 08/11/16) 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 1958:

Thursday, June 05, 1958 - The Newport News High School Class of 1958 was graduated.
 
- Courtesy of Colin Faison ('58) of  VA - 01/06/07
Thanks, Colin!


THIS DAY IN 1968:
 
Tuesday, June 05, 1968 - The Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey, was born Edward Henry Butler Vaizey in Camden, London, England[1].



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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/04/18:

  Thank you, Joan!
 
 


From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA - 06/02/15 - "Apparently...":

    GO FIGURE! Thanks, LaMerle!
 
 


  From Chuck Jones ('66) of FL - 06/04/18:

    WHO KNEW? Thanks, Chuck!
 
 


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 06/03/18:

    GIGGLES! Thanks, Domi!
 
 


“Is the bean dizzy?”

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


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/20/18 - "Good and Beautiful Flowers" (#16 in a Series of 19):
 
  Turn off your t.v.
Turn off your cell phone.
Power down your computer.
Turn off your mind chatter.
Sit still and connect to the divine.
Do this for at least ten minutes a day.
You'll be surprised at the guidance that comes through.
--A student of life

     Thank you, Shari!

 
 


BONUS BEST OF CROCHET PATTERNS:

100 Best Crochet Patterns of 2016 - "Didn't we have the best of times?"
 

BONUS BEST OF KNIT PATTERNS:

Best of 2017: 100 Free Knitting Patterns You Loved This Year - "Didn't we have the best of times?"
 

BONUS BEST OF TIMES RECIPES:

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 - 06/04/17:

To keep their active two-year-old from roaming onto the busy street in front of their home, my sister and brother-in-law decided to put a gate across the driveway.

After working over two weekends on the project, Robert was ready to attach the lock to complete the job. He was working on the yard side of the gate, with his daughter nearby, when he dropped the screwdriver he was using and it rolled under the gate, out of his reach.

"I’ll get it, Daddy," Lauren called, nimbly crawling under the newly erected barrier.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

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

2. Wednesday, May 09, 2018 -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.

3. Saturday, June 09, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its Belated 70th Birthday Celebration at The Cove Restaurant in City Center (across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel), Newport News. No admission cost; run your own food and beverage tab. RSVPs should have been made by May 01 to Lynn Walker Brothers at brothersbc@msn.com, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at pcshofner@verizon.net, 757-595-1965.

4. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Contact lindameredith@verizon.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/26/18

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."

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

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

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

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Bronze Star clip art courtesy of http://www.wpclipart.com/armed_services/ - 05/09/08 

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! 

 Graduation clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/graduation/default.htm - 07/20/06

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

Animated Hillbilly clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 01/20/10
Thanks, Al!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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

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