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06/07/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
When You Say Nothing at All

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you,
say what you've got to say, and say it hot.”

- D. H. Lawrence

 (11 Sept 1885 - 02 Mar 1930)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme has three primary versions - all of which I've saved for your viewing - but my own favorite is Alison's:

BONUS #1 - - When You Say Nothing At All - Keith Whitley, 1988

BONUS #2 - - When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss, 1995

BONUS #3 - - When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating, 1999 


"When You Say Nothing at All" is a country song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz. It is among the best-known hit songs for three different performers: Keith Whitley, who took it to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart on December 24, 1988; Alison Krauss, whose version became her first solo top-10 country hit in 1995; and Irish pop singer Ronan Keating, whose version was his first solo single and a chart-topper in the United Kingdom in 1999.

Overstreet and Schlitz came up with "When You Say Nothing at All" at the end of an otherwise unproductive day. Strumming a guitar, trying to write their next song, they were coming up empty. "As we tried to find another way to say nothing, we came up with the song," Overstreet later told author Ace Collins. They thought the song was OK, but nothing special.[1] When Keith Whitley heard it, he loved it, and was not going to let it get away.[1] Earlier, he had recorded another Overstreet-Schlitz composition that became a No. 1 hit for another artist - Randy Travis' "On the Other Hand." Whitley did not plan to let "When You Say Nothing at All" meet the same fate.[1][2]

RCA released "When You Say Nothing at All" as the follow-up single to the title song of Whitley's Don't Close Your Eyes album. The former song already had hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, his first chart-topper after three prior singles made the top 10.[3] "When You Say Nothing at All" entered the Hot Country Singles chart on September 17, 1988, at No. 61, and gradually rose to the top, where it stayed for two weeks at the end of the year.[1][2] It was the second of five consecutive chart-topping singles for Whitley, who did not live to see the last two, as he died on May 9, 1989 of alcohol poisoning.[3] "Keith did a great job singin' that song," co-composer Schlitz told author Tom Roland. "He truly sang it from the heart."[2] In 2004, Whitley's original was ranked 12th among CMT's 100 Greatest Love Songs.[4] It was sung by Sara Evans on the show.


    Happy Birthday today to     Fred Field ('45) of CA AND   Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND   the late Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) (d. 20 July 2013) AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (Wife of   George Konstant - '65 of VA) AND    Linda McKenna Sivilich of PA AND        My Grandson, Buckley Harty of CA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 07, 1942
- The Battle of Midway ended in American victory.

June 07, 1942 - Aleutian Islands Campaign: Imperial Japanese soldiers began occupying the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.

June 07, 1944 - The steamer Danae, carrying 350 Cretan Jews and 250 Cretan partisans, was sunk without survivors off the shore of Santorini.

June 07, 1944 - Battle of Normandy – At Abbey Ardennes, members of the SS Division Hitlerjugend massacred 23 Canadian prisoners of war.


Sunday, June 07, 1964 - The Newport News High School Class of 1964 was graduated.

Sunday, June 07, 1964 - Actress Judie Aronson was born in Los Angeles, California.

Sunday, June 04, 1964 - Actress Gia Carides was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Sunday, June 04, 1964 - Lawyer Geir Lippestad was born in Hønefoss, in the Ringerike district in Buskerud county, Norway.

  From Thelma Baker ('65) of VA - 05/06/14 - "FYI":

  Not sure if you know about George (Themides - Class of 1955)

   Thank you, Thelma! Yes, I do; it's just been difficult for me to convey the Newsletters through my mailing list due to the new DMARC anti-spam measures.

   I appreciate your sending me this copy of George's obituary. You have my sincerest condolences on the passing of your brother-in-law; he was a fine man.


From My Friend, Sherri, of UT - 05/06/14 - "D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together ":

Today marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. I cannot imagine the bravery and courage it took to storm those beaches.

To all those who fought for us then, and to all those fighting for us now: Thank You.

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

   WOWZERS! Thank you so very much for sharing these stunning images with us, Sherri! I have ever and always been curious about this, and it certainly is in keeping with our Then and Now focus here!

From My Friend, Jessica, of UT - 05/06/14 - "D-Day Timeline Photos":

Remembering D-Day!

D-Day Timeline Photos

   MORE WOWZERS! It's even more of the same! Thank you, Jessica!

From My Friend, Adrienne, of UT - 05/06/14 - "D-Day Landings":

D-Day Landings

A view from inside one of the landing craft after US troops hit the water during the Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. The US troops on the shore are lying flat under German machine gun resistance. (Photo by Robert F Sargent/Getty Images)

   OH, WOW! Thank you, Adrienne!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 06/06/14 - "Elvis at his Best!":

When you have a quiet moment... click on and ENJOY!!!!! or One Pair of Hands

This song was written by Carroll Roberson, and is sung by Elvis Presley.

This song was recently found in the Elvis Presley archives. Please listen - it's beautiful, and I am sure you will pass it on. Even if you are not a fan of his, the song definitely is worth listening to..........

     Ya got me, Jimmy! Thank you so much - that's lovely!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 05/24/14 - "INTERESTING FACTS (#7 in a Series of 27)":

  INTERESTING FACTS  ~  ~  really amazing... ~ ~ ~

   WOWZERS-YOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS NEXT TO NOTHING CROCHET PATTERN: - Hinzpired's Crocheted Heart - "...I know next to nothing about crochet and have been attempting to teach myself. You directions are great and I just may give these a try!" - with tutorial!

BONUS DO NOTHING RECIPE: - Do Nothing Cake - "When a friend brought this to a church supper, EVERYONE insisted on getting the recipe. Very moist and delicious."


     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!

3) NNHS Typhoon logo visors for only $6.00!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: or with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - - and snag yours today!


 Only $12.95!
Only $3.89! Only $6.00!



From - 06/06/14:

A pilot landed a plane with a rather bumpy landing. As part of his job he was required to stand by the terminal door and say goodbye to the passengers as they exited the airplane.

He was afraid that someone might say something about his rather less than perfect landing, but everyone left without saying a word except for one passenger, an elderly lady, she slowly approached the pilot after most passengers had exited the plane and asked, "Did we land? Or were we shot down?" 



1. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/02/14

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


Y'all take 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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When You Say Nothing at All

Written by
Paul Overstreet (b. 17 Mar 1955) and Don Schlitz
(b. 29 Aug 1952), 1988

Recorded by Alison Krauss(b. 23 July 1971), 1995

It's amazing how you can speak right through my heart
Without saying a word, you can light up the dark
Try as I may I can never explain
Why I hear when you don't say a thing

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
A touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best, when you say nothing at all

All day long I can hear people talking 'bout loud
But when you hold me near, you drown out the crowd
Try as I may they can never define
What's being said between your heart and mine

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
A touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best, when you say nothing at all

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
A touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best, when you say nothing at all

 "When You Say Nothing at All" midi (sequenced by Jack Hall) and lyrics courtesy of - 06/07/09

Stained Glass clip art courtesy of - 04/28/06

Pink Squiggle Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/01/09

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

NNHS 1964 Graduation Program Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/20/06
Thanks, Dave!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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