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URGENT PLEA: Following Paul's latest health scare, my two youngest children in California are desperately trying
to find a way to get home to see their father one last time before it grows too late.
They have raised over half the cost, but are falling short and time is of the essence.
If you are able to contribute any amount, no matter how great or small, our family would be eternally grateful. Thank you so much.

07/05/18 - NNHS Newsletter - I Believe

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality. This is why right,
temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(15 Jan 1929 - 04 Apr 1968)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I believe I've always loved this song.

BONUS #1 - I Believe - Frankie Laine

BONUS #2 - I Believe - Tom Jones (The video is grainy, but it's Tom Jones! )

BONUS #3 - I Believe - Engelbert Humperdinck

BONUS #4 - I Believe - Robson & Jerome


"I Believe" is the name of a popular song written by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman in 1953.

I Believe was commissioned and introduced by Jane Froman on her television show, and became the first hit song ever introduced on TV. Froman, troubled by the uprising of the Korean conflict in 1952 so soon after World War II, asked Drake, Graham, Shirl and Stillman to compose a song that would offer hope and faith to the populace. In addition to Froman, "I Believe" has been recorded by many others, and has become both a popular and religious standard.

Frankie Laine had the big hit version of the song, which still holds the record for the most weeks spent at number one in the UK Singles Chart.[1] However, that total of 18 weeks was not consecutive, as the hit had three separate periods at number one in the UK.[1] For comparison the longest consecutive period at number one in the UK was 16 weeks by Bryan Adams with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (1991), whilst Wet Wet Wet spent 15 consecutive weeks there in 1994 with "Love Is All Around".[2]

During Laine's single's stay at number one, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned, Mount Everest was climbed and the England cricket team won back The Ashes after 19 years.[1]

   Happy Birthday today to Doug Johnson ('57) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  the late Gene Ellis ('61) (d. 05/02/11)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

10 -  Nancy Gordon Schreier ('60) of VA AND  Bill Wynne ('63) of MD;

11 -  Bobby Maddy ('57) AND    Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN;

12 -   Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 05, 1940 - The United Kingdom and the Vichy France government broke off diplomatic relations.

July 05, 1940 - Romania allied itself with Nazi Germany. Germany invaded Romania on October 7, 1940, as part of Hitler's strategy of a single eastern front against the Soviet Union.

July 05, 1941 - German troops reached the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.

July 05, 1943 - The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history (which would include the world largest tank battle at Prokhorovka village on July 12.) began as German tanks attack the Soviet salient.

July 05, 1943 - An Allied invasion fleet sailed for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).

July 05, 1943 - Liberation of the Philippines was declared.

July 05, 2002 - Former Nazi SS officer Friedrich Engel was convicted of 59 counts of murder stemming from massacre of Italian resistance fighters on May 19, 1944.


Thursday, July 05, 1968 - Illustrator Ken Akamatsu (赤松 健), was born in Higashikurume, Tokyo, Japan.

Thursday, July 05, 1968 - Pianist and composer Kenji Ito (伊藤 賢治), was born in Tokyo, Japan.

Thursday, July 05, 1968 - Singer-songwriter and keyboard player Nardwuar the Human Serviette, was born John Ruskin in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Thursday, July 05, 1968 - Fashion designer and photographer Hedi Slimane, was born in Paris, France.

Thursday, July 05, 1968 - Cyclist Alex Zülle was born in Wil, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Thursday, July 05, 1968 - The CEO of YouTube. Susan Wojcicki, was born Susan Diane Wojcicki in Santa Clara County, California.

We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see.”

- Boyd K. Packer   
(10 Sept 1924 - 03 July 2015)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/05/17:

  Thank you, Joan!

 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 07/01/18, 7:53 PM - "How is your husband doing?":

I have not checked in in a long time.

   Thank you, Jean! That's certainly understandable, given what your family has endured recently!

   I wish I knew the answer to your question, Lady. Paul's decidedly better in some ways, and decidedly worse in others, so I suppose it will be yet a few more days before we have any clear cut answers.

From Fred Eubank ('64) of TX - 07/04/18, 10:52 AM:

Carol, hope everything is going well.

Craig Eubank

   Thank you, Craig! I THINK it is; it seems to change radically from hour to hour, though.

From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 07/04/18, 11:00 AM:

Thinking of you


   Thank you, Rochelle! I am blessed in that I am usually able to remain happy no matter what the circumstances - usually.....

From Joey Fink ('70) of GA - 07/04/18, 4:54 PM:

Sorry to hear about your husband. G-d is the Ultimate doctor, may Paul be healed speedily.

   Thank you very much, Joey! I really appreciate that!

 From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 07/03/18 - "Next House Concert - Saturday July 21st - James Slater & Friends!":


James Slater will headline our next event...and will rock Z Music Room with hits like:

Tim McGraw "Mexicoma"
Martina McBride's - Grammy Nominated "In My Daughter's Eye"
Jamey Johnson - "High Cost of Living"
and songs by Rascal Flatts, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Alabama, Reba and more
He is the unofficial mayor of Key West having had his song "Key West Address" proclaimed as the island's official theme song and received the "keys to the city"

There is also a full slate of opening rounds including
Alejandro Sierra who James is showcasing for this event.

Also being featured are:

7:00 PM - Jennifer Vazquez - 16 time ASCAPlus$ Award Winner
7:30 PM - Tyller Gummersal - Colorado-born country artist and songwriter preserving the traditional country sound
8:00 PM - Twin Kennedy - Carli & Julie Kennedy - Canadian Born Artist and songwriters...buckle Up !
8:30 PM - Alejandro Sierra - Ecuadorian-born pop singer/songwriter
9:00 PM - James Slater - BMG artist and songwriter

Doors open at 6:00 PM - Music starts sharply at 7:00 PM - Potluck - BYOB - Donate $20 at Z door!

Terry G. Seay
Songwriter House Concerts Since 2009 
Mobile # 703.628.4657


   SUPER! Thank you, Terry! Y'all have fun!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/02/18:

  Thank you, Jean! I needed that!

  From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of CA - 07/04/18:

  Happy Birthday, Merica!

   Thank you, Adrienne! I miss you!


   From My Friend, Daniel Pratt (Foothills Composite HS, Alberta - '02) of Alberta, Canada - 07/04/18:

  An oldie but a goodie.

       Thanks, Daniel!


From My Friend, Jessica, of NC - 07/04/18:

   Thanks, Jessica! This MAY have been me yesterday, but I admit nothing!

“We're lost, but we're making good time.”

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)

   From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/30/18 - "Some Great Ones (#5 in a Series of 16)":

     Thank you, Shari!


Believe in the Word - $5.00


I Believe in Angels - beautiful designs for babies for downloadable purchase


I Can't Believe You Made That Cake - "This cake is made with chocolate cigarillos, but if you can't get them, use chocolate rolled wafers instead."


From - 07/05/15:

A New Yorker was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summons. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard.

When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned for the rest of the afternoon and he would have to return the next day.

"What for?!?!?" he snapped at the judge.

His honor, equally irked by a tedious day and sharp query, roared out loud: "Twenty dollars contempt of court! That's why!"

Then, noticing the man checking his wallet, the judge relented, "That's all right. You don't have to pay now."

The young man replied, "I know. But I'm just seeing if I have enough for two more words."

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. Wednesday, September 12, 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.

4. 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 07/01/18

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 Believe

Written by Ervin Drake (b. April 3, 1919), Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl,
Al Stillman (26 June 1906 – 1979), 1953

I believe, for every drop of rain that falls,
A flower grows.
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night,
A candle glows.

I believe for everyone who goes astray,
Someone will come, to show the way,
I believe, I believe.
I believe, above the storm the smallest prayer,
Will still be heard.

I believe, that someone in the great somewhere,
Hears every word.
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry,
Or touch a leaf, or see the sky,
Then I know why, I believe!

"“I Believe" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 06/28/10

"I Believe" Image courtesy of - 07/04/10

Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

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 Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of - 06/02/10

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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06 

Foothills Composite High School Provincials' logo courtesy of - 05/34/13

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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

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