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07/09/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
For Your Precious Love

“Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling
as any other fragile and precious thing.”

- Randolph Bourne
(30 May 1886 - 22 Dec 1918)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I think it's time for a sad old love song - but then, I almost always think it's time for a sad old love song.

BONUS - - For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler and the Inspirations, back then


"For Your Precious Love" is a song written by Arthur Brooks, Richard Brooks and Jerry Butler, and performed by Butlers' group The Impressions in 1958. It was released as a single on Vee-Jay Records and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Best Sellers in Stores and Top 100 charts. The song was ranked as the 327th greatest song of all-time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2004.

The song has been covered numerous times with many versions reaching the US charts as well, including a new version by Butler himself, who peaked at number 99 on the Hot 100 chart in March 1966.

The 1968 version in South Africa by Durban group, The Flames, reached the top spot on the local charts[1] and has been considered a classic in the country ever since.


   Happy Birthday today to  the late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND    Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Nancy Gordon Schreier ('60) of VA AND    Bill Wynne ('63) of MD!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

12 -     Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA;

13 - James Stidham ('57) AND  Bobby Jeffries ('63);

15 - Carol Smith Saunders ('63) AND Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA;

16 -   Dianne Adams Puckette ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 09, 1815 -  Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord became the first Prime Minister of France.


July 09, 1903 - Future Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was exiled to Siberia for three years.

July 09, 1943 - Operation Husky Allied forces performed an amphibious invasion of Sicily.

July 09, 1944 - Battle of Normandy British and Canadian forces captured Caen, France.

July 09, 1944 - Battle of Saipan Americans took Saipan.

July 09, 1944 - Battle of Tali-Ihantala – Finland won the Battle of Tali-Ihantala, which is to date largest battle of north Europe. The Red Army withdrew its troops from Ihantala and dug into defensive position, which ended the Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive.

July 09, 1951 - U.S. President Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany.

July 09, 2005 - Queen Elizabeth II unveiled a memorial to women who served in World War II. The event was part of the Britain's commemorations of the 60th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe and the Pacific.


Friday, July 09, 1965 - Bass player (Anthrax and Helmet) Frank Bello was born Frank Joseph Bello.

Friday, July 09, 1965 - Director and screenwriter Thomas Jahn was born in Hückelhoven, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Friday, July 09, 1965 - Sculptor Jason Rhoades was born in Newcastle, California. He was taken from his home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early on the morning of August 1, 2006, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was thought to be heart failure. According to the Los Angeles County coroner's office Rhoades' death was caused by accidental drug intoxication and heart disease. He was 41.

Friday, July 09, 1965 - Footballer Michael Spies was born in Stuttgart, West Germany.


“Mature love has a bliss not even imagined by newlyweds.”

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


         From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 07/08/15 - "  Janet Lee Peebles (Host - HHS / NNHS - June '47) trivia":

  FYI, in 1942 she christened one of the Landing Ship, Tanks built at NNS. There were eighteen of these vessels built - six at a time. They were all christened by daughters of shipyard officials.

The LST she christened - LST-385 - was in the first group of six of these sea-going amphibious craft; all of them were christened and floated out of their common building dock on September 28, 1942. In the attached image, Janet Lee Peebles is shown alongside her father, in company with the other young ladies (and their proud poppas) who shared that honor of being a sponsor of a NNS-built ship with her.
Monday, September 28, 1942

Kenneth Peebles,
the s/y's purchasing agent during WW II and his daughter Janet are the third couple from the left.
Bill Lee

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much for this valuable piece of information, Bill! I've added it to her Memorial Edition:

From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA - 07/08/15 - "Happiness":

   Thank you, LaMerle!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 07/08/15 - "Oh, Good!":


I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”

- Yogi Berra
b. 12 May 1925)

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#25 in a series of 33)":

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!


Precious Newborn Fall Baby Booties - with tutorial!

BONUS PRECIOUS LOVE RECIPES: - Mormon Muffins and Honey Butter

From - 07/08/15:

The drill sergeant making his morning announcements to a group of newcomers in a training camp, stated: "Today, gentlemen, I have some good news and some bad news. First, the good news. Private Peters will be setting the pace on our morning run.”

With this the platoon was overjoyed, as Private Peters was overweight and terribly slow. But then the drill sergeant finished his statement: "Now for the bad news. Private Peters will be driving a truck."


1. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 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 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @ 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/03/15

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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For Your Precious Love

Written by Jerry Butler (b. 08 Dec 1939), 1958

Recorded by Jerry Butler and The Impressions, 1958

Your precious love means more to me
Than any love could ever be.
For when I wanted you,
I was so lonely and blue,
For That's what love will do
And darling, I'm so surprised,
Oh, When I first realized
That you were fooling me.

And darling, they say that our love won't grow.
But I just want to tell them they don't know.
For as long as you're in love with me,
Our love will grow wider,
Deeper than any sea.

And of all the things that I want,
In this whole wide world, is
Just for you to say that you'll be my girl.
Wanting you, I'm so lonely and blue.
That's what love will do.

"For Your Precious Love" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/08/10

Flavia Barbieri's Photoart Image "Precious Love" courtesy of - 07/08/10

Pink Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/29/04

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

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