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07/02/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin;
what else does a man need to be happy?”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   As we're approaching one of those great "food" holidays, I thought you might enjoy this song from 1967.

BONUS - - Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie - Jay & The Techniques


Jay & the Techniques was an inter-racial pop group, which was formed in Allentown, Pennsylvania during the mid 1960s. A group whose sound and songs were more pop than soul, Jay & the Techniques earned some points for the playful, joyous "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie," which was their lone Top 10 R&B and pop hit in 1967 on Smash.[1]

The band was best known for its Top 10 debut single, "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie", which was released in 1967 and reached #6 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2] The track was arranged by Joe Renzetti, and written by Maurice Irby, Jr. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[3] Although this song served as the band's primary hit, the group also captured various chart positions with "Keep the Ball Rolling" (#14) and "Strawberry Shortcake". "Keep the Ball Rolling" also notched up sales in excess of a million copies, to secure a second gold disc for this group.[3] However, its position on the 1960s pop charts declined after "Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music" was released. Jay & the Techniques made their final effort with its R&B hit, "Number Onderful", but after that, the group disbanded.


  From Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC - 06/25/16 and 06/28/16 - "  Barbara Hedrick ('66) of WV":

Just to let Barbara Hedrick's friends know... I just talked with her and she is okay. No power or water, but she and her cats are okay. Water did come up in her house, but has drained back out. So she does have a huge mess to clean up, but thankfully not everything was ruined. She will have to get a new sofa and recliner. She's only about a mile from the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs. Please pray for her as she goes through the cleanup process.

Together, we can make a difference! If you'd like to help Barbara this is her address:
Barbara Hedrick
41 Patterson Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

   Oh, Donna, thank you so much for telling us how we can help! Of course, I've placed Barbara's name on the Prayer Roll, and we'll be keeping her in our hearts and prayers.

   Happy Birthday today to       Fred Mays ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

05 - Doug Johnson ('57) of VA;

06 -    The late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11);

07 -    Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND      Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC;

09 -  The late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND    Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 02, 1816 - The French frigate Méduse struck the Bank of Arguin and 151 people on board had to be evacuated on an improvised raft, a case immortalised by Géricault's painting The Raft of the Medusa.


July 02, 1934 - The Night of the Long Knives ended with the death of Ernst Röhm.

July 02, 1944 - American bombers, as part of Operation Gardening, dropped land mines, leaflets and bombs on German-occupied Budapest.


Saturday, July 02, 1966 - The French military exploded a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Moruroa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.

Saturday, July 02, 1966 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Jean-François Richet was born in Paris, France.

Saturday, July 02, 1966 - Poet and author Jan Brzechwa (b.  Jan Wiktor Lesman on 15 Aug 1898 in Żmerynka, Podolia) died in Warsaw, Poland at the age of 67.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/01/15:

“Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.”

- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

  From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 07/01/16:

  UNDOUBTEDLY! Thank you, Brenda!

  From Wayne Vest ('67) of GA - 06/30/16:

  MY FAVE! Thanks, Wayne!

“Deja Vu All Over Again.

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)

BONUS APPLES, PEACHES, AND PUMPKIN PIE CROSS STITCH PATTERNS: - A Red Small Apple Cross Stitch - Plus several extras! and - Connie Barwick's Peach-y Keen Cross Stitch - Time for Pumpkin Pie Cross Stitch


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/02/13 - "Apple Angel Food Delight":

You're going to just DIE over this recipe!
  Apple Angel Food Delight

2 SIMPLE ingredients: 1- 21oz. can of apple (or fruit of your choice) pie filling and 1 box of angel food cake mix.....that's it!

NOTE: you MUST use the ONE-STEP (the kind that only requires water) cake mix for this to work....but DO NOT add the water!

Mix the 2 ingredients together (the dry packet of cake mix and the undrained can of fruit/filling), pour in a greased 9x13 pan or dish, and bake for about 20 minutes at 350 (or according to baking directions on the box). can't get ANY easier than this! A dollop or 3 of ice cream finishes it off perfectly.

   OH, YES! Thanks so much, Susan! - Award Winning Peaches and Cream Pie Recipe - "This recipe yields a fabulous 10-inch deep-dish pie with an unusual crust made with vanilla pudding, flour, milk, butter, and a bit of baking powder."

     From Me ('65) of NC - 07/02/13 - "Sensational Double Layer Pumpkin Pie (PLUS Bonus Rice in Cream Pudding!)":



From - 07/01/15:

There was a student who was desirous of taking admission for a study course.

He was smart enough to get through the written test, a GD, and was to appear for the personal interview. Later, as the interview progressed, the interviewer found this boy to be bright as he could answer all the questions correctly. The interviewer became impatient and decided to corner the boy.

"Tell me your choice;" said he to the boy, "What's your choice: I shall either ask you ten easy questions or ONE real difficult. Think well before you make up your mind."

The boy thought for a while and said, "My choice is ONE real difficult question."

"Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice!" said the man on the opposite side. "Tell me: Which comes first, Day or Night?"

The boy was jolted first but he waited for a while and said, "It's the DAY, sir."

"How???????" the interviewer was smiling. ("At last, I got you!" he said to himself.)

"Sorry, sir, you promised me that you would not ask me a SECOND difficult question!"

Admission for the course was thus secured.


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 07/02/16

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

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the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

Recorded by Jay & the Techniques, 1967

Ready or not here I come
Gee that used to be such fun

Apples peaches pumpkin pie
Who's afraid to holler I?
That's a game we used to play.
Hide and seek was its name.
Oh ready or not, hear I come,
Gee that used to be such fun.
I always used to find a hiding place,
Times have changed.
Well I'm one step behind you, but still I can't find you.
Apple peaches pumpkin pie,
You were young and so was I.
Now that we've grown up it seems
You just keep ignoring me.
I'll find you anywhere you go,
I'll follow you high and low.
You can't escape this love of mine anytime.
Well, I'll sneak up behind you,
Be careful where I find you.
Apple peaches pumpkin pie,
Soon your love will be all mine.
Then I'm gonna take you home,
Marry you so you won't roam.
Marry you so you won't roam. Right now
I'll find you anywhere you go,
I'm gonna look high and low.
You can't escape this love of mine anytime.
Well, I'll sneak up behind you,
Be careful where I find you.
Ready or not here I come,
Gee that used to be such fun

“Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/01/10

Image of Peaches courtesy of - 07/01/10

Pie Line clip art courtesy of Gathered Gifs at - 12/03/03

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05

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 Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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