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07/10/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
Have You Ever Been Lonely?

“It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.”

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

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I think this hot, muggy, rainy, stormy weather, combined with my husband's recent health problems, has finally put me into a bit of a melancholy mood. Sigh....

BONUS #1 - Have You Ever Been Lonely? - Teresa Brewer, 1960

BONUS #2 - Have You Ever Been Lonely? - Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves


"Have You Ever Been Lonely?" is a popular song with music by Peter De Rose and lyrics by Billy Hill (writing under the name of George Brown), published in 1932. It has been recorded by many singers, becoming a standard.

Ted Lewis and Ray Noble with vocalist Al Bowlly [1] had successful records in 1933. A small cover war emerged between Jaye P. Morgan and Karen Chandler in 1955. The song was a pop chart entry by the Caravelles, a British girl group, in 1964. An electronically edited duet featuring Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline, who never recorded together while alive, became a top 10 country-western hit in the early 1980s.

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Bobby Maddy ('57) AND    Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

12 -   Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA;

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

15 - The late Carol Smith Saunders ('63) (d. 08/04/17) AND Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA;

16 -  the Cutest Girl in the Class of '65, Dianne Adams Puckette of VA;

17 - Barbara Hinson Ellis ('63) AND Stevie Gordon Watson ('66) AND Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of FL AND  My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of UT!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 10, 1940 - The Vichy government was established in France.

July 10, 1940 - Battle of Britain – The German Luftwaffe began attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though).

July 10, 1941 - Jedwabne Pogrom: the massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland began.

July 10, 1942 - Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union were established.

July 10, 1942 - An American pilot spotted a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the "Akutan Zero") that the US Navy used to learn the aircraft's flight characteristics.

July 10, 1943 - The launching of Operation Husky began the Italian Campaign.


July 10, 1970 - Singer-songwriter Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts) was born Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. in Columbus, Ohio.

July 10, 1970 - Singer-songwriter and dancer Jason Orange was born Jason Thomas Orange in Crumpsall, Manchester, England.

July 10, 1970 - Actor John Simm was born John Ronald Simm in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

July 10, 1970 - The 13th Prime Minister of Iceland, Bjarni Benediktsson (b. 30 Apr 1908 in Reykjavík, Iceland), was killed (along with his wife and grandson) in a fire at a government summer house at Þingvellir, Iceland. He was 62 years old.

Our lives are made up of thousands of everyday choices. Over the years these little choices will be bundled together and show clearly what we value.

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

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/10/17:

  Thank you, Joan!

From Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA - 07/09/19, 4:35 PM:

  Best idea in a long time...will reveal the REAL person.

   BOY HOWDY! Thank you, Patty! I think I'd add to that observe how they react to lost luggage, changes in plans, and especially how they treat waiters and other service personnel.


From My Friend, April, of NC - 07/05/18:

  Thank you so much, April!

From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 07/09/18:

    Thanks, Carlene!

     From Gene Moore ('67) of CA - 07/09/16:

  Use a Pillow Case to Keep Sheets Organized

   EXCELLENT! Thank you, Gene!


“If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer.

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)


Blue Line Police Flag Bracelet, Dog Collar and Headband


Pat Sciancalepore's Cat Tea Cozy - "Your teapot get lonely sometimes, so give it a cozy for company. This free crochet pattern is a fun way to jazz up your kitchen. This tea cozy certainly is the cats meow! Give this as a gift to someone with cats, or maybe to your veterinarian as a cute homemade holiday gift. You could even keep it for yourself because it's just so darn cute. This is a great kitchen decor item that serves a useful purpose, too."

Dottie Angel's Crocheted Wooden Coat Hanger Covers - so your coat hangers won't be lonely


The Lonely Tree Shawl - "...The Lonely Tree Shawl is a lovely Fall weather leaves shawl knit in tweedy worsted weight Loden yarn. A perfect edition to any autumn wardrobe. It’s a simple lace knit that would be good for intermediate level knitters who are comfortable with knitting, purling, and working yarn overs. The name of this shawl has many meanings. I think of it like, when the trees lose their leaves, they are lonely. The shawl also looks like leaves, so in theory you could have stolen the leaves from the tree, making it a lonely tree. OR when the tree loses its leaves, you could knit it a Lonely Tree shawl to make it feel better..." - downloadable pattern is $5.56


Chris Williams' Cooking For One: Recipes For Lonely People

From - 07/09/16:
Father: What do you see in that boyfriend of yours?

Teen daughter: Well... he’s reliable.

Father: He’s always late picking you up!

Teen daughter: I know and I can always count on it. Remember when you had to sit in the front room with my dates until I was ready?

Father: Now that you mention it, I’m beginning to like this guy!

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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Have You Ever Been Lonely?

Music by Peter De Rose (10 Mar 1900 - 23 Apr 1953), 1932 or 1934

Lyrics by Billy Hill (writing under the name of George Brown) (14 Jan 1899 - 24 Dec 1940)

Originally a hit for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, it was recorded
Teresa Brewer in 1960, Patsy Cline in 1961, and Jim Reeves in 1962.


Have you ever been lonely?
Have you ever been blue?
Have you ever loved someone,
Just as I love you?

Can't you see that I'm sorry,
For each mistake I've made?
Can't you see I've changed dear?
Can't you see that I've paid?

Oh, be a little forgiving.
Take me back in your heart.
How can I go on living,
Now that we're apart?

If you knew what I'd been through,
You'd know why I ask you:
Have you ever been lonely?
Have you ever been blue?

Be a little forgiving.
Take me back in your heart.
How can I go on living,
Now that we're apart?

If you knew what I'd been through,
You'd know why I ask you:
Have you ever been lonely?
Have you ever been blue?

"Have You Ever Been Lonely?" midi courtesy of - 07/10/10

"Have You Ever Been Lonely?" lyrics courtesy of - 07/10/10

Lonely Gal Image courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at this time.

Lonely Guy Image courtesy of - hmmm, I cannot seem to locate that information either.

Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/09/05

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

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

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

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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