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07/11/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Red Rain

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain
or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

- Rabindranath Tagore
(07 May 1861 - 07 Aug1941)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I hope you're not having red rain where you are.....

BONUS - Red Rain - Peter Gabriel - Live in Concert, 2006


"Red Rain" is the first track on Peter Gabriel's 1986 solo album So. In the USA, it was the second single from the album and reached #3 on Billboard magazine's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the fall of 1986, receiving strong radio airplay and MTV rotation; in the rest of the world it was not released until 1987 and received minor airplay and poor sales.[1] Stewart Copeland from The Police played the hi-hat for the rain-like background sound; the rest of the drumming was handled by Jerry Marotta. A live version also charted in the US and the UK in 1994.

The song is a combination of several inspirations. The lyrics directly reference a recurring dream Gabriel was having where he swam in his pool drinking cold red wine. Another version of the dream had bottles falling from a cliff, and the bottles were in the shape of people. When they were smashed on the ground, the people-shaped bottles had red liquid coming out, and then it began to rain the same red liquid.

Earlier in his solo career, Gabriel had an idea for a movie, Mozo. In it, villagers were punished for their sins with a blood red rain. "Red Rain" was to be the theme song. This idea was eventually scrapped, although there was a mention of Mozo in the song "On the Air" in Peter Gabriel (II). "Down The Dolce Vita", "Here Comes The Flood", and "Exposure" also reference the Mozo story, as well.

According to the sleeve notes from the remastered version of So, it is also a reference to acid rain. Based on one interpretation of some of the lyrics it is also thought to refer to nuclear fallout.[citation needed]

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



July 11, 1920 - In the East Prussian plebiscite, the local populace decided to remain with Weimar Germany.



July 11, 1940 - The Vichy France regime was formally established. Henri Philippe Pétain became Prime Minister of France.

July 11, 1943 - The Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peaked.

July 11, 1943 - The Allied invasion of Sicily German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.

July 11, 1944 - Count Claus von Stauffenberg, a German army officer, transported a bomb to Adolf Hitler's headquarters in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria. The assassination attempt was delayed and was postponed until July 20 at Rastenburg.


July 11, 1970 - Actor Justin Chambers was born Justin Willman Chambers in Springfield, Ohio.

July 11, 1970 - Lawyer and politician Sajjad Karim was born Sajjad  Haider Karim in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.

July 11, 1970 - Opera singer Eric Owens was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 07/11/15:


“By and large I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/23/18:

  Thank you, Joan!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 07/10/19, 9:10 PM:  

     AMEN TO THAT! Thank you, Sarah Sugah! By the same token, I would add show your children and grandchildren that same respect, and speak kindly and lovingly to them as well! I have often been dismayed, astonished, and heartbroken to hear how some parents address their children, even in public. As my maternal grandfather often said: 

"There is never any justification for rudeness."

~ James Brownlee Frix
(17 Apr 1877 - 09 Nov 1950)

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."

~ Eric Hoffer, 1954
July 1898 - 21 May 1983)


From My Cousin, Alton Frix (Thomas Jefferson HS - '57) of NY - 07/10/19, 6:13 PM:

  Thanks, Alton!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/09/18:

  Thanks, Domi!

From My Friend, Tina, (then) of SC - 07/10/18:

  Thanks, Tina!

“It's getting late early.”

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)


Alli Hyer's Red Baby Hairband - "A free crochet pattern baby headband like this one is great for a young baby. The yarn is soft enough but it's also thin enough for baby to wear without getting in the way. It's an easy crochet pattern that uses single crochet and double crochet."

Lorna Miser's Ladybug Baby Cocoon - "Baby will be snug as a bug in this sweet cocoon. Crocheted in soft yarn it’s perfect for photo moments and keeping baby feeling secure and cozy."


Rebecca J. Venton's Red Cabled Heart Hat - "These clever knit cables form hearts on a hat you'll love wearing or giving to someone special. It's perfect for Valentine's gifting or anytime you'd like to express your love."

Julie Farmer's Heartwarming Red Knit Scarf - "Looking for a scarf that you can knit wherever you go? This pretty stitch pattern is easy to remember and it has graceful good looks, too."


18 Red Food Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Cocktail Hour

From - 07/10/18:
As he was standing in line at the grocery store checkout counter, a friend of John's noticed he was purchasing a dozen roses and a card.

"You in trouble with Jill?" the friend asked John.

"Nope!" was John's reply. "Preventive maintenance."

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   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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Red Rain

Written by
Peter Gabriel, 1986
(b. 13 Feb 1950)

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream
I cannot make a single sound as you scream
It can't be that cold, the ground is still warm to touch
This place is so quiet, sensing that storm

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

Well I've seen them buried in a sheltered place in this town
They tell you that this rain can sting, and look down
There is no blood around see no sign of pain
Hay ay ay no pain
Seeing no red at all, see no rain

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

Red rain-
Putting the pressure on much harder now
To return again and again
Just let the red rain splash you
Let the rain fall on your skin
I come to you defenses down
With the trust of a child

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me
And I cant watch any more
No more denial
It's so hard to lay down in all of this
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is pouring down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I see it
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is pouring down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I'm bathing in it
Red rain coming down
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I'm begging you
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Over me in the red red sea
Over me
Over me
Red rain

"Red Rain" midi courtesy of - 07/11/09

"Red Rain" lyrics courtesy of - 07/11/09

Image of "Red Rain" courtesy of - 07/11/09

Animated Red Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/11/09

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

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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

Animated Dancing Oldsters clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 09/09/06
Thanks, Al!

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

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