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07/23/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Red Roses for a Blue Lady

“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”

Eleanor Roosevelt
(11 Oct  1884 – 07 Nov 1962)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I am inexplicably in a rather blue mood, so I suppose this is a great song for today.

BONUS #1 - - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Vic Dana, 1965

BONUS #2 - - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Dean Martin - with a pretty slide show


"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" is a 1948 popular song by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett (alias Roy Brodsky). It has been recorded by a number of performers. The best-selling recording was made by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra Vocalists: Vaughn Monroe and The Moon Men on December 15, 1948. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3319 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue numbers BD 1247, HN 3014, HQ 3071, IM 13425 and GY 478. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on January 14, 1949 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #4.[1]

Another recording was made by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians on December 22, 1948. It was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24549. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on February 4, 1949 and lasted 13 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10.[1]

The song was revived in 1965 by vocalists Vic Dana and Wayne Newton and instrumentalist Bert Kaempfert; Dana's version was the most successful, peaking at #10 on the pop chart and #2 on the Easy Listening chart.[2] Kaempfert's peaked at #11 on the same chart. Wayne Newton's version reached #23. All were listed on Billboard's Easy listening (later Adult Contemporary) survey. Andy Williams released a version in 1965 as the B-side to his hit song "...and Roses and Roses"...


   Happy Birthday today to Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND     Bill Roady ('60) of VA AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA;

27 - Raymond Ellenson ('63) AND   Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents),      Katelyn Mansfield of TX;

30 -   Don Chaney ('66) of FL AND          My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC AND     My Granddaughter, Claire Harty, of CA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 23, 1940 - United States' Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles's declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic StatesEstonia, Latvia and Lithuania was issued.

July 23, 1942 -
The Holocaust: The Treblinka extermination camp was opened.

July 23, 1942 - Operation Edelweiss began.

July 23, 1942 - Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov was executed by firing squad.

July 23, 1943 - The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sank the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoed the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.

July 23, 1945 - The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain began.

July 23, 1951 - General Henri-Philippe Pétain died at age 95. Petain had been convicted of collaboration with German occupiers of his country during World War II and was sentenced to life in prison.


Friday, July 23, 1965 - Guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Hollywood Rose, and Road Crew) Slash was born Saul Hudson in Hampstead, London, England.

Friday, July 23, 1965 - Billiards player Dick Jaspers was born Dingeman Jacobus Johannes Jaspers in Sint Willebrord, The Netherlands.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 07/22/15:
“Be grateful for people in your lives who love you enough to correct you.”

- Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 07/22/15 - "Good Test for every American... see how you do!":

This test is interesting and informative.

Answer 15 correctly to pass.

   Thanks, Wayne! Amazingly, I answered all 25 questions correctly.

        From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 07/22/15 - "Back when music was music!": - Moonlight Serenade - The Glenn Miller Orchestra ("In The Digital Mood" version) (in HD)


   OOOH! Thank you so much, John Darlin'!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 07/22/15 - "Your Excuse Is Invalid...":

Anyone think they might be having a bad day? This Marine should inspire everyone to be thankful for all their blessings. How can one not admire this man?

   Thanks so much, Billy! What a truly remarkable young man!

“Ninety percent of all mental errors are in your head.

- Yogi Berra
b. 12 May 1925)

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC -  07/18/15 - "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs (#6 in a series of 8)":

  Thanks, Dools!



BONUS RED ROSES CROCHET PATTERNS: - How to Crochet Valentine's Day Roses - "...Follow this easy tutorial to make crochet roses in various stages and sizes. This versatile pattern allows you to create numerous projects, such as a bouquet, hairpiece, brooch, scarf tie or decoration and many more..." - 's Red Valentine Roses - "Using this Valentine crochet pattern you can make many sizes of Red Valentine Roses. Give the roses as a big bouquet, turn it into a brooch or wear it as a headpiece. This project is versatile allowing you to make what you want with it." - Stop and Crochet the Roses: Free Pattern Round-Up - "In our busy lives, it can be hard to take time to crochet. But if you have a moment to crochet, I highly recommend working up a rose pattern. Roses tend to pop up in crochet all the time and not just for Valentine’s day. Roses can be a symbol of love, thoughtfulness, and beauty. Crochet one of these rose patterns today and give someone warm fuzzies this season."

BONUS RED ROSES RECIPES: - Quick and Easy Red Rose Recipes - "Choose from over 740 Red Rose recipes from sites like Epicurious and Allrecipes."

From - 07/22/15:

A woman was walking on the road and a voice shouted out, "Don't take a step further!"

She obeyed and suddenly a ton of bricks fell on the place where she would have otherwise been.

She thought she imagined it and kept walking until suddenly the voice called out again, "Don't take a step further!"

She stopped and a car skid past.

Then suddenly she heard the voice saying, "I am your guardian angel, and I will warn you before something bad happens to you. Now do you have any questions to ask me?"

"Yes!" shouted the woman. "Just where were you on my wedding day?"


1. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 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 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.

CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @

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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


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Red Roses for a Blue Lady

Written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, 1948

Recorded by Vaughn Monroe, 1949
(07 Oct 1911 - 21 May 1973)

Recorded by Vic Dana, 1965
(b. 26 Aug 1942)

I want some red roses for a blue lady
Mister florist take my order please
We had a silly quarrel the other day
I hope these pretty flowers chase her blues away

I want some red roses for a blue lady
Send them to the sweetest gal in town
And if they do the trick, I'll hurry back to pick
Your best white orchid for her wedding gown

(I want some red roses for a blue lady)

We had a silly quarrel the other day
I hope these pretty flowers chase her blues away

I want some red roses for a blue, blue lady
Send them to the sweetest gal in town
And if they do the trick, I'll hurry back to pick
Your best white orchid for her wedding gown

Your best white orchid for her wedding gown

"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" midi courtesy of - 07/06/09

"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" lyrics (sequenced by Ronald E. Hontz) courtesy of - 07/23/09

Image of Red Rose Remembrance courtesy of - 07/04/07

Red Heart and Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I don't really know where - 03/13/06

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

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!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

Top and Bottom Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/09/08

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