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07/12/18 - 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 - 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.


REUNION NEWS:

From Linda White Meredith ('68) of VA - 07/11/18 - "NNHS CLASS OF 1968 50-YEAR":

I AM TRYING TO POST INFORMATION ABOUT OUR 50-YEAR CLASS REUNION, CLASS OF 1968.

AS OF TODAY WE HAVE A CONTRACT FOR THE PLACE WE WILL HAVE THE REUNION. IT WILL BE HELD AT THE MULBERRY INN OFF WARWICK BOULEVARD NEAR FORT EUSTIS, THE LAST WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 28 AND SATURDAY 29.

WE NEED UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION AT YOUR SITE. WE HAVE A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE WHO IS ILL, AND IT STILL HAS HER INFORMATION. CAN YOU CHANGE THAT CONTACT PERSON TO LINDAMEREDITH@VERIZON.NET?

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,
LINDA MEREDITH
 

HI, CAROL,

 I HAVE NEW INFORMATION TO ADD TO OUR 50-YEAR CLASS REUNION. THE SEPTEMBER 28TH FRIDAY EVENT WILL BE AT THE (COVE TAVERN), NEWPORT NEWS CITY CENTER, 711 LAKEFRONT COMMONS, NEWPORT NEWS, VA. THE EVENT WILL BE HELD FROM 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM.

ALL FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PAID BY EACH CLASSMATE.

THE ATTIRE WILL BE CASUAL, PLUS THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL NNHS GRADUATES.

THANKS SO VERY MUCH, CAROL, FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

 LINDA MEREDITH

   Thanks so much, Linda! With my husband's illness, I'm actually even more dazed and confused than usual, but I've checked and re-checked the three places where I carry such information, the Title Page, the Reunion Page (top AND bottom), and at the bottom of each Newsletter. I've added the new Friday night information to all three, but to save my poor soul, I cannot find anywhere that Elizabeth's name is still appearing. If you can tell me what's appearing in the URL bar of the page with erroneous information, I'll be able to track it down much faster.

   Due to my own health issues, I won't be able to join you, but y'all have fun!


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 - The late Carol Smith Saunders ('63) (d. 08/04/17) 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, 1918 - The Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Kawachi blew up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.


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 1968:

Thursday, July 12, 1968 - Swimmer Catherine Plewinski was born in Courričres, Pas-de-Calais, France.



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 Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/11/18:
 

  BRILLIANT (a.k.a. very smart)! Thank you so much, Jean!
 
 


 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 07/10/18 - "Final answer to the proverbial question":
 

 

Thanks, Billy!

 
 


   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)


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/30/18 - "Some Great Ones (#12 in a Series of 16)":  

  Thank you, Shari!
 
 


BONUS FALLING STAR CROCHET PATTERN:

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 FALLING STAR KNIT PATTERN:

Falling Stars Hat by Melissa Schaschwary "It’s coming on the time of year where I start bringing hot cocoa and hot cider to the bonfires I enjoy with my husband, my sister, brothers and our friends. It’s become a tradition to get together once a month, to listen to the music we love while laughing with each other under the night time, country sky until we each see a shooting star. The stitch pattern on the brim of this hat reminds me of those stars. This is a mega quick knit and great stash buster project!" - $2.96


BONUS STAR RECIPES:

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. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Cove Tavern, Newport News City Center, 711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA. All food and beverages will be paid by each participant. The attire will be casual, and is OPEN to all NNHS graduates.
SATURDAY: Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Visit http://nnhs68.myevent.com, and contact lindameredith@verizon.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/01/18

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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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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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."

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


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 Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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

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!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 08/28/08

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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