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07/23/19 - 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'm in a rather blue mood myself, 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    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 CA  My Granddaughter, Claire Harty, of CA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



July 23, 1319 - A Knights Hospitaller fleet scored a crushing victory over an Aydinid fleet off Chios.


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.


July 23, 1969 - Ice hockey player and coach Andrew Cassels was born Andrew William Cassels in Bramalea, Ontario, Canada.

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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/23/17:
  Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 07/23/19, early AM:

  Good morning on a Tuesday. Well, we made it past Monday but I must admit this is not one of my best mornings. I had one of those visits from my not-so-good friends Arth(ur) Ritis and Neur Opathy last night and didn't get too much sleep so I might be delayed on many more posts this day. But, you know what? I am still truly blessed for a little pain and inconvenience comes with getting older but it has its purpose... So, I want to wish you all a most happy and prosperous day with God at your side and don't worry, I'll be fine. After all, I'm alive and I still can write and do the things I love. Be blessed and enjoy your day. I'll see you all a little later, alligators. Isn't that a great sunrise by Jim Feaster of Planet Rodanthe? And that gator is one of our neighborhood friends.

   Thank you, Jimmy! That Arth(ur) is a busy fellow! OUCH!


 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 07/23/17:

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!

 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 07/22/17:

  WOWZERS! Thank you for clearing up that mystery for me, Jerry!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/22/18:

  Thank you so much, Domi!

From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 07/22/19:

  Thanks, Carlene!

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

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)


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..."

Red Valentine Roses by - "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."

How to Knit Rose Flower Pattern with Video Tutorial - "Knit Rose Flowers! This quick knit project is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and all year round. They make great embellishments on fashions and home décor."


Quick and Easy Red Rose Recipes - "Choose from over 740 Red Rose recipes from sites like Epicurious and Allrecipes."

From - 07/22/18:
I went for an interview at a big IT company today for the position of Computer Hacking Investigator.

The boss asked me, "So, what makes you suitable for this job?"

"Well," I replied, "I hacked into your computer and invited myself to this interview!"

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

2. Friday, August 02, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at for registration forms.

3. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -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.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at    

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/16/19

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/16/18

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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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

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

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

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

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