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06/12/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Rose Garden

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming
of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead
of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”

- Dale Carnegie
(24 Nov 1888 - 01 Nov 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   It's true.....

BONUS - Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson, 1973


"(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden" was the title of a song written by Joe South, that is best known as recorded by country singer Lynn Anderson. Her late 1970 release topped the U.S. country chart, reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and remained the biggest selling recording by a female country artist until 1997.[citation needed]

... In the song, initially recorded by South himself, the narrator explains to his/her lover that though their relationship is not perfect, they should be grateful for the good and accept the bad along with it (as the chorus of the song repeats, "I beg your pardon; I never promised you a rose garden").


   Happy Birthday today to Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND  Kay Walker Gray ('57) of VA AND    Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX;

17 - Dino Vretos ('57) AND Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA;  

18 - The late Mimi Weger Green (February '40) (d. 15 Mar 2010) AND  Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND  Mike Leonard ('68) of VA AND   the late Mark Wilson ('68) (d. 04/19/11) AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71);

19 - Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) AND Doris Landon Lewis ('57)!   

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


June 12, 1418 - Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War: Parisians slaughtered Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac and his suspected sympathizers, along with all prisoners, foreign bankers, and students and faculty of the College of Navarre.


June 12, 1929 - Anne Frank was born in Germany. She wrote in her diary about growing up in occupied Amsterdam during World War II. She died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945.

June 12, 1940 - 13,000 (some sources say 54,000 ?!?) British and French troops surrendered to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux, on the northern Channel border.

June 12, 1942 - Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday and made her first entry. The diary documented her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II.

June 12, 1943 - Germany liquidated the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. 1,180 Jews were led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.

June 12, 1987 - Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.


Sunday, June 12, 1966 - The Newport News High School Class of 1966 was graduated.
Courtesy of Chip Clark ('65) of  Northern VA - 06/05/02 and 11/07/05
Thanks, Chip!


Tuesday, June 12, 1968 - Baseball player and coach Scott Aldred was born Scott Phillip Aldred in Flint, Michigan.

Tuesday, June 12, 1968 - Activist Htay Kywe was born in Yangon (Rangoon), Burma.

Tuesday, June 12, 1968 - Bass player and songwriter Bobby Sheehan was born Robert Vaughan Sheehan in Summit, New Jersey. On 20 Aug 1999 at the age of 31, he died of an accidental overdose of heroin, cocaine, and Valium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tuesday, June 12, 1968 - Poet and critic Herbert Read (b. Herbert Edward Read on 04 Dec 1893 in Muscoates, North Riding of Yorkshire, England) died in Stonegrave, North Riding of Yorkshire, England at the age of 74.

Faith and hope will open your eyes to the happiness that is placed before you.

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
 (b. 06 Nov 1940)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/12/18:

  Thank you, Joan!

From Wayne Vest ('67) of GA - 06/07/18:

  Thank you so much, Wayne!

 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 06/11/18:

  Thanks, Jerry!

Just because you're beautiful and perfect, it's made you conceited.

- William Goldman, The Princess Bride
 (b. 12 Aug 1931)

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/31/18 - "Beautiful Flowers" (#2 in a Series of 16):
  If anyone has noticed, I gather pictures to send out yearly of flowers. There may be other people who love flowers as much as I do, but my guess is no one loves flowers any more than I do. lol

Hope you enjoy them!

     Thank you, Shari!



Penny Davis' Dedri's Rose Garden Square

Granny Rose Afghan Square - "I never promised you a rose garden but I did promise you a rose crochet-a-long. Tee, hee. :-)"

Rose Garden Granny Afghan - "Take some time to stop and smell the roses with a Rose Garden Granny Afghan. This crochet afghan pattern requires you to create squares and roses that are ultimately joined together. Experienced crocheters will love this cool pattern."


Elaine Phillips' Lush Rose Garden Lace Shawl
- "For lovers of delicate knit patterns, the Lush Rose Garden Lace Scarf certainly fits the bill. This beautifully dainty knit scarf is the perfect accent to any feminine outfit and features a wonderful doily effect. This pattern works well with self-striping yarn that has long color changes. The pink and beige colors of this intermediate knitting pattern create a simply stunning scarf you will want to wear again and again. This pattern also makes a great gift for anyone in your life who loves lace."


Chicken Rose Garden Recipe - "Chicken Rose Garden is a mouth-watering Indian Cuisine made especially for Chinese Style Food Lovers. Can be eaten with and without Chapati. Loved by all, especially children and youngsters. Win the heart of your husband with this lovely dish. Roses have always been a sign of love."

From - 06/11/18:

Little Anne came running into the house after the school one day, shouting, "Daddy! Daddy! I got 100 in school today!"

"That's great sweetheart!" said her daddy.

"Come into the living room and tell me about it," daddy continued.

Little Anne said, "Well, I got 50 in spelling, 30 in math and 20 in science."


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

2. Wednesday, July 11, 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. 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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/11/18

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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(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden

Words and Music by Joe South (b. 28 Feb 1940)

Performed by Lynn Anderson (b. 26 Sept 1946), 1970

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There's gotta be a little rain sometimes.
When you take, you gotta give, so live and let live,
Or let go.
I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.

I could promise you things like big diamond rings,
But you don't find roses growin' on stalks of clover.
So you better think it over.
Well, if sweet-talkin' you could make it come true,
I would give you the world right now on a silver platter,
But what would it matter?
So smile for a while and let's be jolly:
Love shouldn't be so melancholy.
Come along and share the good times while we can.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There's gotta be a little rain sometimes.

Instrumental break.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.

I could sing you a tune or promise you the moon,
But if that's what it takes to hold you,
I'd just as soon let you go, but there's one thing I want you to know.
You better look before you leap, still waters run deep,
And there won't always be someone there to pull you out,
And you know what I'm talkin' about.
So smile for a while and let's be jolly:
Love shouldn't be so melancholy.
Come along and share the good times while we can.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There's gotta be a little rain sometimes.

"Rose Garden" midi courtesy of - 06/14/10 (sic)

"Rose Garden" lyrics courtesy of - 06/14/10 (sic)

Image of Rose Garden courtesy of - 06/14/10 (sic)

Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot find that information now, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05

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

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 Army Flag clip art courtesy of  - 06/18/03

 Graduation clip art courtesy of - 07/20/06

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

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

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