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07/12/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Catch a Falling Star

“Go, and catch a falling star, Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me, where all past years are, Or who cleft the Devil's foot.”

-
John Donne, “Song: Go And Catch A Falling Star”, collected in Songs and Sonnets, 1633
(21 Jan 1572 - 31 Mar 1631)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I love Perry Como. I've always loved Perry Como.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXdjzFnabV4 - Catch a Falling Star - Perry Como, 1957


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_a_Falling_Star:

Catch a Falling Star, written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, is a song made famous by Perry Como's hit version, released in 1957. It was Como's last #1 hit, [1] reaching #1 in the Billboard "Most Played By Jockeys" chart but not in the overall top-100, where it reached #2. [citation needed] It was the first single to receive a gold record, on March 14, 1958.[2] The single won Como the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male.

The song has been featured in several films, including The Princess Diaries, Love Actually, Everybody's Fine and Never Been Kissed. It has often been featured in the tv series Lost; it is most often associated with Claire Littleton and could be considered her theme in the series.

From http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Catch_a_Falling_Star:

"Catch a Falling Star" is a song composed by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance, and recorded in 1957 by Perry Como. It became the first R.I.A.A.-certified "Gold Record" in 1958 and won Perry Como the award for "Best Vocal Performance, Male" at the first annual Grammy Awards in 1959.


SAD NEWS:

 From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 07/11/17, 2:44 PM - "Death of Steve Thomas, class of 1961":

Hi Carol:

Perhaps you already know that Steve Thomas of the class of 1961 passed away on the 9th of July. His obituary is in the Daily Press today.

The funeral is tomorrow, 07/12/17 at First Baptist Church, here in Newport News. A reception will follow at the church.

Steve and his high school sweetheart,
Nancy Staton, were King and Queen of the Hall of Fame and graduated in 1961 with my wife Patty Andrews.

As I recall his was a good athlete in both baseball and basketball.

Hope you are doing well.

Best Regards, Fred Mays, class of ’60.

   Thank you so much, Fred! Yes, I did see Steve's obituary in Tuesday's paper and spent the entire morning on it. Even though I have added to it since then, it needs quite a bit more updating, as Steve was so loved by so many.

http://www.nnhs65.com/07-11-17-NNHS-Steve-Thomas.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to James Stidham ('57) AND  Bobby Jeffries ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

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

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

19 - Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA AND  Mannie Smith ('57) AND   Sylvia Midgett Mullins Brown ('70) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html
 

 


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

July 12, 1917 - The Bisbee Deportation occured as vigilantes kidnapped and deported nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.

 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

July 12, 1941 - Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time.

July 12, 1943 - The Battle of Prokhorovka German and Soviet forces engaged in the largest tank engagement of all time.

 


THIS DAY IN 1967:

Wednesday, July 12, 1967 - Riots began in Newark, New Jersey.

Wednesday, July 12, 1967 - Comedian and screenwriter Richard Herring was born Richard Keith Herring in Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Wednesday, July 12, 1967 - Singer and guitarist Mac McCaughan was born Ralph Lee McCaughan in the USA, possibly in North Carolina.

Wednesday, July 12, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist John Petrucci was born John Peter Petrucci in Kings Park, Long Island, New York.

Wednesday, July 12, 1967 - Sprinter Bruny Surin was born in Cap-Haïtien, Haïti.

 



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

You have not failed until you quit trying.”

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


    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/12/17:
 

  Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/10/17 - "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LdIL5WCso8
Gordon MacRae - OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING from the film Oklahoma ! (HD)

  My grandmother Baba (Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999) used to sing this happy song. :)))

Wishing you a day filled with happy thoughts and happenings!!!

   Thank you so much, Shari - for everything! I'm having an exceptionally rough time six ways from Tuesday right now, and I'm claiming this as one of those Heavenly Whispers via my mama that all will be well!


 From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 07/10/17 - "House Concert THIS Saturday night - July 15th - A Fantastic Round of Music to be had!":
 

  Another great house concert coming up this Saturday Night - July 15th - Doors at 6:00 PM - Music at 7:00 - Potluck - BYOB. Rick Huckaby, always a crowd favorite is bringing his buddies, Lance Miller (Lee Brice's - Parking Lot Party) and Rick Monroe (Seven Time Jagermeister Country Brand Ambassador). They are preceded by Maggie Baugh from South Florida. She is making a return visit to Z Music Room and bringing her Nashville based band. Also playing is Michael Lesousky.

Terry G. Seay
Songwriter House Concerts Since 2009
www.itsallaboutZmusic.com
Mobile # 703.628.4657
Terry.Seay@itsallaboutZmusic.com

Please RSZP to me at: Terry.Seay@itsallaboutZmusic.com

 
 

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


   From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 07/11/16:
 

  Let's try it and see what happens.

    GREAT IDEA! Thank you, Santa Jim! Please make mine a Mounds, though; I'm more of a dark chocolate, more coconut, fewer peanuts kinda gal! Of course, being Santa, you already knew that!

 
 

 


“It's getting late early.”

- Yogi Berra
(
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)

 


BONUS FALLING STAR CROCHET PATTERN:

http://mocrochet.blogspot.com/2009/12/falling-star-12-square.html - Melinda Miller's Falling Star - 12" Square - "...The center star was originally going to be a flower, but it turned out to be a star instead. Oh well, I like it this way..."

 


BONUS STAR RECIPES:

http://starsrecipes.com/ - Star's Recipes - "This site is an ongoing project. It contains a link to The Country Bunny Cookbook, some nice glossaries, and links to other online sites. We will continue to add local recipes to Star’s Favorites, Tips & Hints and more links as we find them. Please leave your favorite recipes, cooking Tips & Hints and glossary additions on the Message Page."

 


FINALLY:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/11/17:

I told my boss that three companies were after me, so I needed a raise in pay to stay with the current job.

He asked which companies.

I told him gas, electric, and cable.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 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. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 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. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE: http://www.nnhsclassof67.myevent.com/ 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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Catch a Falling Star

Written by Paul Vance (b. 04 Nov 1929) and Lee Pockriss, 1957

Recorded by Perry Como (18 May 1912 – 12 May 2001), 1957
 

Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
Never let it fade away!
Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
Save it for a rainy day!

For love may come an' tap you on the shoulder,
Some star-less night!
Just in case you feel you wanna’ hold her,
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight!

Catch a falling star an’ ( Catch a falling . . . ) put it in your pocket,
Never let it fade away! ( Never let it fade away! )
Catch a falling star an’ ( Catch a falling . . . ) put it in your pocket,
Save it for a rainy day! ( Save it for a rainy day! )

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder,
Some star-less night!
An’ just in case you feel you wanta’ hold her,
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight!

( . . . pocketful of starlight! ) [ hum in time ]

Catch a falling star an’ ( Catch a falling . . . ) put it in your pocket,
Never let it fade away! ( Never let it fade away! )
Catch a falling star an’ ( Catch a falling . . . ) put it in your pocket,
Save it for a rainy day! ( Save it for a rainy . . . Save it for a rainy, rainy rainy day! )

For when your troubles startn’ multiplyin’,
An' they just might!
It’s easy to forget them without tryin’,
With just a pocketful of starlight!

Catch a falling star an’ ( Catch a falling . . . ) put it in your pocket,
Never let it fade away! ( Never let it fade away! )
Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
Save it for a rainy day!

( Save it for rainy day! ) Save it for a rainy day!


"Catch a Falling Star" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.busyhands.co.za/midis_a_to_d.htm#cc - 07/12/10

"Catch a Falling Star" Image courtesy of  http://sleeplessrou.wordpress.com/2008/07/01/ - 07/11/10

Purple Squiggle Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, um, I cannot seem to find 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!

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07

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!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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