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06/27/18 - NNHS Newsletter
Bang Bang

Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented.
But they can be taken out of the gun.

- Martin Amis
(b. 25 Aug 1949)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I'm having a molasses day - you know, plodding along as fast as I can but seeming to get only about as far as I would if I were wading through a foot of molasses. Maybe a bullet could cut through some of the molasses.....

BONUS #1 - Bang Bang - Cher, 1966

BONUS #2 - Bang Bang - Nancy Sinatra


"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" is the second single by singer-actress Cher from her second studio album The Sonny Side of Chér. The song was written by Sonny Bono and released in 1966. The song reached number three in the UK Singles Chart and number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The same year, the song was covered by Nancy Sinatra.

The single proved successful, charting high on many national charts worldwide. In the United States, it was Cher's biggest solo hit of the 1960s, peaking at #2. The single sold over 3 million copies, in the US alone, by 1984. In 1987, Cher released this song as a single again from her nineteenth album Cher. However, that time, it failed to chart. This was Cher's first top-three hit in the UK, charting at #3. It would be her last top-three hit, until The Shoop-Shoop Song, twenty-two years later. The 1987 version was performed on both Cher's Heart of Stone and Farewell tours.

Also in 1966, Nancy Sinatra released her version of the song on her album How Does That Grab You?. It featured tremolo effect guitar (played by Billy Strange [1]) and melancholy singing. This version remained relatively obscure until it was used in the opening scenes of the 2003 movie Kill Bill Volume 1. This exposure caused Sinatra's version to be the one chosen by Audio Bullys when, in 2005, they used a sample of the song for their top ten UK hit "Shot You Down", credited officially to Audio Bullys featuring Nancy Sinatra. Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall also sampled this version for his single "Bang Bang", which appeared on his mixtape Kill Bloodclott Bill in 2004. Rapper Young Buck sampled Sinatra's version on his song "Bang Bang" from his album Straight Outta Cashville...


         My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC has been suffering from dehydration, way-too-rapid weight loss (dropping from 240 to 216 in just a few weeks), and finally developed such a severe case of stasis dermatitis, celluitis, and gout that he couldn't arise from a seated position by himself. He had to be transported by ambulance this afternoon at 3:33 to the hospital. Your fervent prayers are requested.


        My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89), his wife,    Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89), and their three daughters, Elizabeth (Collinsville HS, IL - '12),   Rachel (Collinsville HS, IL - '14), and Becca Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '17), are coming for a very quick visit tomorrow from Collinsville, IL. We were "posta" be having great and glorious fun, seeing them all again before Becca leaves on July 17 to serve an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Germany Alpine Mission. Although they had been planning their trip since early February, we just learned of it. Obviously, it will have a distinctively different flavor to it now...


   Happy Birthday today to  Gene Duncan ('60) of VA AND Eddie Mirmelstein ('62) AND Richard Honeycutt ('63) AND   Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND   My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Andrew Puckett ('57) AND   Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

29 - Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND   Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA AND Bobby Allen ('64) of MS AND  Patricia Eken Miller ('66) of VA;

30 - Blaine Crum ('57) AND   Chuck Jones ('66) of FL;

01 -   The late Julius Benton ('58) (d. 20 Nov 2008) AND  Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX;

02 -   Fred Mays ('60) of VA;

04 -  Fred Hayman ('57) AND    Forrest Powell ('63) of VA!  

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 27, 1941 - Romanian authorities launched one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iași, resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.

June 27, 1941 - German troops captured the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.


Wednesday, June 27, 1968 - Hmm. Not a single thing happened anywhere in the world, I suppose.

“The best is yet to be.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

  From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/27/18:
  Thank you, Joan!

 From Peyton Clark ('68) of NC - 06/26/18 - "Wrong obit":

Hi Carol.

Hope all is well with you and the family.

I was going through the In Memoriam pages and found an error. Class of 1968,
Jon Schwab. The brief obit next to his name is actually for his older sister Joan ('62). The link on the far right is correct for Jon's obit. I'm sure this will be an easy fix.

Thanks for all the work you do on the website. It is my only source for updates on people I knew in multiple graduating years. Of course, the update is that they have passed away.

A couple of years ago I tracked down a girl from Denbigh HS, whom I had dated briefly, and found out she had passed away 20 years earlier, at age 45. What a shock. There are so many who died so young. And yet here we are, still going strong.


and for fun:

   Thank you so much, Peyton! It's good to hear from you!

   When I was about six years old, and my sister  Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzy, the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959) was about 12, I used to do crazy improvisational "dances" in the living room, which usually ended with my spinning wildly around in a circle like a whirling dervish. Unlike the skilled dervishes, however, I had not been trained how to spin with becoming disoriented, losing my balance, and falling down in a heap, which I always did. This would inevitably cause Eleanor to chant delightedly, "Ha-ha! You fell down!"

   I would then arise with all the dignity I could muster and haughtily reply, "I meant to do that!" - which was of course a big ol' whopper.

   In this case, I really DID mean to do that, placing siblings, parents, and other relatives with the recently departed schoolmate, but probably only in the strange workings of my OCD brain does it make sense. It's actually a reuniting of families for easy reference. I'm amending these entries for clarification with the word, "RELATED LINKS" - pun intended. Thank you for the nudge. I've begun going through the In Memoriam pages to address this issue, and will continue as time permits, but as you've learned, reading about all these deaths at once is akin to inflicting a fresh wound in the heart.

   As I mentioned above, things are sadly not at all well with my family at the moment, but we hope they will improve.

   Oh, LOVE your Facebook page, Peyton!

 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 06/26/18 - "Friends":


A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a hot, humid day, sipping iced tea with his father.

As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities, and obligations, the father thoughtfully stirred the ice cubes in his glass and cast a clear, sober look on his son.

"Never forget your friends," he advised, "they will become more important as you get older."

"Regardless of how much you love your family and the children you happen to have, you will always need friends. Remember to go out with them occasionally, do activities with them, call them."

"What strange advice!" Thought the young man. "I just entered the married world, I am an adult and surely my wife and the family that we will start will be everything I need to make sense of my life."

Yet he obeyed his father. He kept in touch with his friends, and annually increased their number.

Over the years, he became aware that his father knew what he was talking about. Inasmuch as time and nature carry out their designs and mysteries on a man, friends were the bulwarks of his life.

After 77 years of life, here is what he learned:

1. Time passes.

2. Life goes on.

3. Distance separates.

4. Children grow up and become independent.

5. It breaks the parents' hearts, but the children become separated from the parents.

6. Jobs come and go.

7. Illusions, desires, attraction, sex ... weaken.

8. People do not do what they should do.

9. The heart breaks.

10. The parents die.

11. Colleagues forget the favors.

12. The races are over.

13. But true friends are always there, no matter how many miles away they are or for how long. A friend is never more distant than the reach of a need, intervening in your favor, waiting for you with open arms or blessing your life.

When we started this adventure called LIFE, We did not know of the incredible joys or sorrows that were ahead. We did not know how much we would need from each other. Love your parents, take care of your children, and keep a group of good friends too.

   ABSOLUTELY TRUE! Thank you so much, Billy!

From My Friend, April, of NC - 06/27/18:

  Thanks, April!

  From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of CA - 06/26/18:

  Thanks, Adrienne!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 06/26/18:  


Absurdity is one of the most human things about us: a manifestation of our most advanced and interesting characteristics.”

- Thomas Nagel
b. 04 July 1937)


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Copy Cat Bang Bang Shrimp - "Just like the appetizer at Bonefish Grill®!"


From - 06/26/18:

My doctor told me to avoid any unnecessary stress...

To comply, I did not open his bill.

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. Visit, and contact

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/27/18

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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Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Words and Music by Sonny Bono
(16 Feb 1935 - 05 Jan 1998)

Recorded by Cher (b. 20 May 1946), 1966

Recorded by Nancy Sinatra (b. 08 June 1940), 1966

Bang bang you shot me down
Bang bang I hit the ground
Bang bang that awful sound
Bang bang my baby shot me down

I was five and you were six
We rose on horses made of sticks
I wore black you wore white
You would always win the fight

Bang bang you shot me down
Bang bang I hit the ground
Bang bang that awful sound
Bang bang my baby shot me down

Seasons came and changed the time
I grew up I called you mine
You would always laugh and say
Remember when we used to play

Bang bang you shot me down
Bang bang I hit the ground
Bang bang that awful sound
Bang bang my baby shot me down

Music played and people sang
Just for me the church bells rang
After echoes from a gun
We both vowed that we'd be one

Now he's gone I don't know why
Sometimes I cry
You didn't say good bye
You didn't take the time to lie

Bang bang you shot me down
Bang bang I hit the ground
Bang bang that awful sound
Bang bang my baby shot me down


""Bang Bang" midi courtesy of - 06/26/06

"Bang Bang" lyrics courtesy of - 05/21/06

Image of Cowboy with Gun courtesy of - 06/26/06

Image of Cowgirl LoriDee with Horsie courtesy of - 06/26/06

Animated Bullet Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/26/06

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

Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of - 09/20/13

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06 

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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

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