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07/18/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Yesterday

A feeling of sadness and longing,
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
As the mist resembles the rain.”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(27 Feb 1807 – 24 Mar 1882)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I've loved this song ever since I first heard it over fifty years ago.

BONUS - - Yesterday - Paul McCartney and The Beatles, 1965, live


"Yesterday" is a song originally recorded by The Beatles for their 1965 album Help!. According to Guinness World Records, "Yesterday" has the most cover versions of any song ever written. The song remains popular today with more than 3,000 recorded cover versions, the first hitting the United Kingdom top 10 three months after the release of Help!. Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) asserts that it was performed over seven million times in the 20th century alone. The song was not released as a single in the UK at the time of the US release, and thus never gained number 1 single status in that country. However, "Yesterday" was voted the best song of the 20th century in a 1999 BBC Radio 2 poll of music experts and listeners. In 2000, "Yesterday" was voted the #1 Pop song of all time by MTV and Rolling Stone Magazine. In 1997, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

"Yesterday" takes the form of a melancholic acoustic guitar ballad about a breakup. It was the first official recording by The Beatles that relied upon a performance by a single member of the band, namely, Paul McCartney. He was accompanied solely by a string quartet. The final recording differed so greatly from other works by The Beatles that the other three members of the band vetoed the release of the song as a single in the United Kingdom (however, in 1976 it was eventually issued as a single there). Although credited to "Lennon/McCartney", the song was written solely by McCartney. In 2002, McCartney asked Yoko Ono if she would consider reversing the songwriting credits on the song to read "McCartney/Lennon". Ono refused.[1]


BBC News named his song "Yesterday" the most covered song in history—by over 2,200 artists[4]—and, according to the BBC has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio.[5]


 From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 07/17/17, 9:17 PM - " Bill Chambers, N.N.H.S. Basketball Coach Dies":


I regret to inform you that Basketball Coach Bill Chambers passed away on July 11, 2017. The obituary was in the Daily Press on Sunday, July 16th.

He was coach when I entered N.N.H.S. in the 8th grade. He led the team to State Championships for two years, I know. These years were 1957 and 1958. He was followed by Coach Lefty Driesell, who again led the team to the State Championship.

I do not know who wrote the obituary; however, it is incorrect as it says that he coached at WARWICK High School. Never did he. The wording of that sentence is off by more than the high school name. It mentions the Funeral Home as Radney Funeral Home and a Willow Point Country Club, where the Celebration of Life will take place. It does not say where these are located. The obituary says: William (Bill) Benjamin Chambers, Jr….1930-2017. The obituary also says: Newport News, like both of these places are here and they are not.

He was a great coach, though I never played for him or did much of anything in high school….too shy and small. I was most insecure. My, have I changed. Coach Chambers was liked by all who knew him……He left N.N.H.S. to go to William and Mary, his Alma Mater. He did well in life.

Additionally, there is another obituary in Sunday’s Daily Press for a Brantley Carson Young, Jr. There was a
Carson Young in my class (1960) who was with us up until his senior year. It says he was 74 and I just turned 75 this month. I have a feeling this may have been our classmate, am unsure however.

Keep up the good work, Carol. You are the best.

Best Regards, Fred Mays, class of 1960

   Thank you so much, Fred!   I read this in Sunday's paper at 6:30 AM and posted a link to it on the 2017 Newsletter page, but didn't have time to complete it before leaving for church. Once I returned home, I went directly to bed, and largely stayed there until this morning, so I only finished it today. Thinking he may have coached at both Warwick High AND NNHS, I rewrote that sentence to imply that, but with your information, I adapted it once more.

   Radney Funeral Home and Willow Point Country Club are both in Alexander City, Alabama where Coach made his home. His obituary was obviously written for the local paper, and those facts not adequately identified when it was sent to the Daily Press.

   As for Carson "Sonny" Young, let's claim him as "ours" for now, and if we find we were in error, we'll change it later.

   Thanks again, Fred!


   Happy Birthday today to Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!

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

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX;

21 -  Gail Lucado Phelps ('68) of VA and her twin brother, the late Dale Lucado ('68) (deceased 20 Feb 2012);

22 - Jerry Saunders ('57) AND    Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA AND   Bryce Bartel (Brighton High , UT - '04) of UT;

23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57);

25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



July 18, 1925 - Adolf Hitler published his personal manifesto Mein Kampf.

July 18, 1942 - During the Beisfjord massacre in Norway, 15 Norwegian paramilitary guards helped members of the SS kill 288 political prisoners from Yugoslavia.

July 18, 1942 - The German Messerschmitt Me-262 flew using only its jet engines for the first time. It was the first jet-propelled aircraft ever to fly in combat.

July 18, 1943 -
The United States lost a blimp, the K-74, for the first and last time during World War II.

July 18, 1944 -
U.S. troops captured Saint-Lo, France, ending the battle of the hedgerows.

July 18, 1944 -
Hideki Tojo resigned as Prime Minister of Japan due to numerous setbacks in the war effort.


Tuesday, July 18, 1967 - Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 07/16/15:

Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows... Our realization of what is most important in life goes hand in hand with gratitude for our blessings... Despite the changes which come into our lives and with gratitude in our hearts, may we fill our days—as much as we can—with those things which matter most. May we cherish those we hold dear and express our love to them in word and in deed.”

- Thomas S. Monson, October 2008
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/18/17:

  Thank you, Joan!

 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 07/18/17:

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!

  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 07/17/16:

      INDEED! Thank you, Jane!

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.”

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 1915)

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/10/17 - "Some Blooming Flowers To Brighten Your Day (#6 in a Series of 11)":

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

      OOH! Thank you, Shari!


h - Yesterday Crochet

BONUS YESTERDAY'S RECIPES: - Yesterday's Pasta Recipes


From - 07/17/16:

I got a dog and named it "Twenty Miles". This way I can tell people that I walk twenty miles everyday.

1. 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE: 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/10/17

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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Words and Music by Paul McCartney (b. 18 June 1942) (though credited to Lennon/McCartney), 1965

Recorded by The Beatles, 1965

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away!
Now it looks as though they're here to stay,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be!
There's a shadow hanging over me,
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

Why she had to go I don't know; she wouldn't say,
I said something wrong now I long, for yesterday.

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play!
Now I need a place to hide away,
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Why she had to go I don't know; she wouldn't say,
I said something wrong now I long, for yesterday-ay-ay-ay.

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play,
Now I need a place to hide away,
Oh, I believe in yesterday!

"Yesterday" midi courtesy of - 10/03/04

"Yesterday" lyrics courtesy of - 10/03/04

History (by John T. Marck) of "Yesterday" courtesy of - 07/17/06

Image courtesy of - 07/17/06

Animated Two Blue Arrows Divider Line clip art courtesy of -04/20/06

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

Brighton High School (UT) Logo courtesy of - 08/02/07

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

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

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