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06/29/20 - NNHS Newsletter
Summer Rain

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head
with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

- Langston Hughes
(01 Feb 1902 - 22 May 1967)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I think there's a good chance that wherever you are today, it's misting, dripping, sprinkling, pouring, or storming. Of course, that might just be my goofy perception.

BONUS - Summer Rain - Johnny Rivers, 1968


"Summer Rain" is a song written by James Hendricks and performed by Johnny Rivers on his 1968 LP Realization. Of his several dozen releases, it is considered his sixth greatest hit internationally.[1]

The song reached No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, No. 10 on the U.S. Cash Box Top 100, and No. 10 in Canada in early January, 1968.

"Summer Rain" is a song about lifelong love during "the summer of love." It was released in the winter, remembering the previous summer. The song twice references Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Beatles album which was released during the middle of that year.


   Happy Birthday today to Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND   Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA AND Bobby Allen ('64) of MS AND  Patricia Eken Miller ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Blaine Crum ('57) AND   Chuck Jones ('66) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 -   The late Julius Benton ('58) (d. 20 Nov 2008) AND  the late Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) (d. 2019);

02 -   Fred Mays ('60) of VA;

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

05 - Doug Johnson ('57) of VA;

06 -   The late Gene Ellis ('61) (d. 05/02/11)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 29, 1941 - Germany invaded and occupied Lvov, in eastern Galicia, in Ukraine. Thousands of people were slaughtered. 

June 29, 1945 - Carpathian Ruthenia was annexed by the Soviet Union.


June 29, 1970 - Sprinter Melanie Paschke was born in Braunschweig, West Germany.

June 29, 1970 - Actress and singer Emily Skinner was born Emily Scott?? in Richmond, Virginia.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/29/15:

“The thing about the truth is that it exists outside of belief. Even if nobody believes it, that thing is still true.”

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

   Thanks so much, Susan!

  From Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA - 06/29/19:
   Thank you, Susan!

From Fred (Craig) Eubank ('64) of TX - 06/28/20, 3:43 PM - "Prayers for     Husband of   Carol Buckley Harty":


Sorry to hear of your husband's medical issues.  My wife and I will send many prayers your way in hopes his health improves soon. 

Thank you for the 20 years you've devoted to preserving our memories through the NNHS65 website.  May God bless your family.

Frederick Craig Eubank
San Antonio TX

   Thank you so much, Fred, I deeply appreciate that! As of yet, there's been no improvement, nor any explanation of what triggered Paul's radical overnight decline between June 20 and 21, but he's receiving excellent medical attention, and we hope to learn more soon.

  From Me ('65) of NC - 06/28/18:


 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 06/27/17:

  Thanks, Cousin Jim!

From MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 06/28/19, 11:53 AM:

  Thank you, MaeLea!

“I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.”

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


Mary Ann Frits' Rainy Day Ripple Throw - "This is so pretty and sure would be cheering on a rainy dark day..."

Jen's Rainy Day Knit Patterns


Rainy Day Recipes - "When the weather outside is wet and nasty, stay in and make one of these classic American rainy day recipes. One thing these delicious recipes have in common is their ability to give you that warm, cozy feeling inside, no mater how badly it's pouring outside."


From - 06/28/15:

Lead me not into temptation

I can find the way myself.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/20/20

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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Summer Rain

Written by Jim Hendricks (b. 10 Feb 1940)

Recorded by Johnny Rivers (b. 07 Nov 1942), 1967

Summer rain taps at my window
West wind soft as a sweet dream
My love warm as the sunshine
Sittin' here by me,
she is here by me

She stepped out of the rainbow
Golden hair shinin' like moonglow
Warm lips soft as a soul
Sittin' here by me,
she's here by me

All summer long we spent
dancin' in the sand
And the jukebox kept on playin'
Sergeant Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band

We sailed into the sunset
Drifted home caught by a gulf stream
Never gave a thought for tomorrow
Just let tomorrow be, now,
let tomorrow be

She wants to live in the Rockies
She says that's where we'll find peace
Settle down, raise up a family
To call our own, yeah,
we'll have a home

All summer long
we spent groovin' in the sand
Everybody kept on playin'
Sergeant Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band

The snow drifts by my window
North wind blowin' like thunder
Our love's burnin' like fire
And she's here by me, yeah,
she is here with me
Let tomorrow be

Tom Karlo's Image, "Summer Rain", courtesy of - 06/29/07

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/07

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!

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

Sad Face clip art courtesy of - 08/03/08 (re-saved 02/16/09)

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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

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