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06/19/16 - NNHS Newsletter -

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”

- Jim Valvano
(10 Mar 1946 – 28 Apr 1993)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   A very Happy Father's Day to all the daddies and granddaddies in our midst - and indeed to us all, as we remember our own fathers!

BONUS #1 - Oh Mein Papa - Eddie Calvert, 1954

BONUS #2 -  Oh My Papa - Eddie Fisher, 1954

BONUS #3 - - Oh My Papa - The Everly Brothers

BONUS #4 - - Oh My Papa - Lena Zavaroni, 1974

BONUS #5 - - Oh Mein Papa - Lys Assia

BONUS #6 - - Oh Mein Papa - Freddy Quinn



"O mein Papa" is a German song, as related by a young woman remembering her beloved, once-famous clown father. It was written by Swiss composer Paul Burkhard in 1939 for the musical Der Schwarze Hecht (The Black Pike), reproduced in 1950 as Feuerwerk (Fireworks) to a libretto by Erik Charell, Jürg Amstein, and Robert Gilbert. In 1954, that musical was turned into the film Feuerwerk with Lilli Palmer.

Under the original German title, an instrumental version by trumpeter Eddie Calvert topped the UK Singles Chart in 1954,[1] and was also a Top 10 hit in the U.S.

It was adapted into English by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons under the title "Oh! My Pa-Pa".[2] A recording by Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter's orchestra & chorus was made at Webster Hall, New York City, on December 12, 1953. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-5552 (in USA)[3] and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10614.

Fisher's recording became a #1 hit on the U.S. Billboard charts in 1954. Fisher's version also made the UK Top 10; thus, in the UK, Calvert's version was number one while Fisher's made the top 10, but missed the top spot, and in the U.S., the opposite occurred. Calvert's version has a further claim to fame as the first UK number one to be recorded at the most successful of all British recording studios, Abbey Road.[1] The song returned to Abbey Road when Brian Fahey conducted an instrumental version in the summer of 1960 to be used as a backing track for Connie Francis' English-Yiddish recording for her album Connie Francis Sings Jewish Favorites. Francis overdubbed her vocals in Hollywood. In June 1966, Francis overdubbed the same the playback once more, this time with the original German lyrics for her German concept album Melodien, die die Welt erobern...



    Happy Father's Day Birthday today to Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) AND Doris Landon Lewis ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 - Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND    Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND   Terry Haney ('66) of VA;

22 -     Jim Cobb ('66) of VA;

23 -   Bobby Ball ('63) AND Faye Pearce Nalls ('63);

24 -       My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA;

25 - David Lundquist ('57) AND the late   Glenn Dye ('60) (deceased 11 June 2016) AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI;

26 -  Fred Eubank ('64) of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



June 21, 1942 - Tobruk fell to Italian and German forces.

June 21, 1942 - A Japanese submarine surfaced near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby attacks by the Japanese against the United States mainland.

June 21, 1945 - The Battle of Okinawa officially ended after 81 days.



Sunday, June 21, 1966 - It was Father's Day then, too!

Sunday, June 21, 1966Shiv Sena, a political party in India, was founded in Mumbai.

Sunday, June 21, 1966 - Basketball player Michalis Romanidis (Μιχάλης Ρωμανίδης) was born in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Sunday, June 21, 1966 - Actor and director Samuel West was born Samuel Alexander Joseph West in London, England.

Sunday, June 21, 1966 - Actor and singer Ed Wynn (born  Isaiah Edwin Leopold on 09 Nov 1886 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) died in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 79.


“Can you think of anything as magnificent as being a father?

- George D. Durrant, Love at Home ~ Starring Father, 1976
b. 20 Oct 1931)



     From Me ('65) of NC - 06/19/16- "My Favorite Father's Day":

     This photograph was taken on the morning of our most memorable Father's Day. It was actually the last one with all seven of our children at home; Lewis was married four-and-a-half months later.

   Our family was asked to give all the talks in church that morning. As a surprise gift to Paul, I arranged to have the children sing the interlude hymn, "
Love Is Spoken Here" (push here to listen and see the lyrics). It is a lovely song, sung first through in unison, then splitting into two-part counterpoint. They started off beautifully, with Lewis' rich baritone voice leading Brent and Randolph on one part, the three youngest boys on the other part, and Adrienne looking adorable, snuggling in Lewis' arms.

   As the song progressed, Lewis began to choke up. One by one, remarkably in descending age order, each boy followed suit (along with most of the congregation). If there was a dry eye left in the chapel, it surely fell victim as well, when at the song's end, sweet little Adrienne, as if on cue, leaned over and kissed Lewis gently on the cheek. It was a beautiful, spiritual moment ~ the best present we could have given their father.
Father's Day, June 17, 1990 - Taylor Springs, IL
Brent - age 18; Paul - almost 47; Adrienne - almost 3;
Randolph - age 16; Nathaniel - age 10;
Joshua - age 13; Dale - age 6; Lewis - age 19


     From Me ('65) of NC - 06/19/16- "Another Great Father's Day":

  Father's Day Family Reunion

Four Generations, Two Different Ways

Father's Day, June 13, 1993 - Advance, MO
Carol - almost 46; Andrew - almost 2; Lewis - age 22;
Maxine Elizabeth Frix Buckley - age 85
(b. 19 May 1908 - Charlotte, NC;
d. 15 Feb 1999 - Richmond, VA)
Lewis - age 22; Andrew - almost 2; Paul - almost 50
Paul Hampton Harty, Sr. - age 71
(b. 20 Mar 1922 - near Bloomfield, MO;
d. 18 Nov 1998 - Dexter, MO)


“The future ain't what it used to be.

- Yogi Berra
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)


BONUS FATHER'S DAY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Patricia Hewitt's Golf Tee Keeper - Crochet Entrelac Socks


BONUS FATHER'S DAY CROSS STITCH PATTERNS: - Thank You, Dad - Father's Day Cross Stitch Charts - several designs


Celebration-Recipes/Father-s-Day-Recipes - "Looking for a Father's Day menu? Pick Father's Day recipes and create your own menu featuring appetizers, salads, side dishes, main dishes and dessert recipes, and decorating and entertaining ideas for your Father's Day party."



From - 06/20/15:

A dog went to a telegram office, took out a blank form and wrote:

"Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof."

The clerk examined the paper and politely told the dog, "There are only nine words here. You could send another 'Woof' for the same price."

The dog replied, "But that would make no sense at all!"



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 06/17/16

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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


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Oh My Pa-Pa

Music by Paul Burkhard for a 1939 musical called Der Schwarze Hecht  - Reproduced in 1950 as Feuerwerk (Fireworks)
Lyrics by Erik Charell, Jürg Amstein, and
Robert Gilbert

Recorded by Eddie Fisher, 1954
Oh Mein Papa Oh My Pa-pa

Papa wie ein Pfeil
sprang hinauf auf die Seil,
eh la hopp, eh la hopp, eh la hopp.
Er spreizte die Beine
ganz breit auseinand’,
sprang hoch in die Luft
und steht auf die Hand
Eh la hopp, eh la hopp, eh la hopp.

Oh, mein Papa war eine wunderbare Clown.
Oh, mein Papa war eine große Kinstler.
Hoch auf die Seil, wie war er herrlich anzuschau'n!
Oh, mein Papa war eine schöne Mann.

Er lachte: “Haha, haha”
und machte: Haha haha.
Dann sagt’ er: “Haha haha”
und rief: “Eh la hopp, eh la hopp
eh la hopp, eh la hopp
eh la hopp, eh la hopp
eh la hopp, eh la hopp.”

Ei, wie er lacht, sein Mund, sie sein so breit und rot
Und seine Aug' wie Diamanten strahlen.
Oh mein Papa war eine wunderbare Clown.
Oh mein Papa, war eine schöne Mann.

Er ritt auf die Seil
und rief er mir zu
“eh la hopp, eh la hopp, eh la hopp.”
Das konnte er machen
zwölfmal in ohne mieh;
er lachte dazu
und fürchte sich nie.
Eh la hopp, eh la hopp

Oh, my Papa, to me he was so wonderful,
Oh, my Papa, to me he was so good.
No one could be so gentle and so lovable,
Oh, my Papa, he always understood.

Gone are the days when he could take me on his knee
And with a smile he'd change my tears to laughter.

Oh, my Papa, so funny, so adorable,
Always the clown so funny in his way.
Oh, my Papa, to me he was so wonderful,
Deep in my heart I miss him so today.


"Oh My Papa" midi courtesy of - 06/12/08

"Oh My Papa" German and English lyrics courtesy of - 06/12/08

"Happy Father's Day" title and Red Divider Line clip art courtesy of http:/// - 06/12/08

"Happy Father's Day" Glitter Image courtesy
of - 06/21/10

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

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

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