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07/25/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
A Little Less Talk

Action may not always bring happiness,
but there is no happiness without action.”

- Benjamin Disraeli
(21 Dec 1804 - 19 Apr 1881)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

     It's time once more for some Toby Keith.

BONUS - - A Little Less Talk - Toby Keith


  From Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA - 06/15/15 AND 07/24/16 - "MSA - Multiple System Atrophy":

I've been diagnosed with MSA - Multiple System Atrophy.

This disease is very rare with no medications available and always fatal. Life expectancy after diagnosis is 7.9 years but little to no research is presently being done. But the doctors have no idea when my start date is. If interested, just look up MSA online.

Please keep me in your prayers. Thank you!!

   WHAT?!? Eddie Darlin', how on earth did I miss this before? I have absolutely no idea, but I am so very sorry to learn of it now! We'll certainly keep you in our hearts, thoughts and prayers!


   Happy Birthday today to Janey Roane Harper ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND     Bill Roady ('60) of VA AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

31 -   Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND    Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA;

01 -      The late Bette Lee Heath ('57) (deceased 08/01/12) AND     My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC AND    Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA AND     My Granddaughter, Ashlee Huber, of Alberta!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 25, 1866 - The United States Congress passed legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant became the first to be promoted to this rank.


July 25, 1934 - The Nazis assassinated Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.

July 25, 1940 - General Guisan ordered the Swiss Army to resist German invasion and made surrender illegal.

July 25, 1942 - The Norwegian Manifesto called for nonviolent resistance to the Nazis.
July 25, 1943 -
Benito Mussolini was forced out of office by his own Italian Grand Council and was replaced by Pietro Badoglio.

July 25, 1944 - Operation Spring – one of the bloodiest days for the First Canadian Army during the war: 1,500 casualties, including 500 killed.


Monday, July 25, 1966 - Rugby player and sportscaster Daryl Halligan was born Daryl John Halligan in Waikato, New Zealand.

Monday, July 25, 1966 - Bass player (Babes in Toyland) Maureen Herman was born in Libertyville, Illinois.

Monday, July 25, 1966 - Politician Diana Johnson was born Diana Ruth Johnson in in Northwich, Cheshire, England.

Monday, July 25, 1966 - Singer-songwriter Lynda Lemay was born in Portneuf, Quebec, Canada.

Monday, July 25, 1966 - Politician Christine Quinn was born Christine Callaghan Quinn in Glen Cove, New York.

Monday, July 25, 1965 - Poet and critic Frank O'Hara (b. Francis Russell O'Hara on 27 June 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland) died of a ruptured liver in Long Island, New York less than a month after his 40th birthday, having been struck by a jeep on the Fire Island beach in the early morning hours of July 24, 1966, after the beach taxi in which he had been riding with a group of friends broke down in the dark. .

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/23/15:

“The first, the middle, and the last thing to do is to pray.”

- Henry B. Eyring, April 2004
(b. 31 May 1933)

Thanks so much, Susan!

From My Daughter of Other Parents, Andi Loa, of NC - 07/24/16:

  Here's that picture I took of y'all last Sunday!

    Thank you, Andi Loa! Even though I was so sick with thyroid issues (notice the ridiculously puffy eyes!) and intense arthritis pain we were forced to come home early that day, that's still the best picture of the two us together in quite some time.

   Besides, we were wearing matching clothes!


Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Fayetteville, NC
Paul and Carol

  From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/24/16:

    Thanks, Jean!

“Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore because it's too crowded.

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 12 May 1925)

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/09/16 - "How to know when it's really HOT!! (#15 in a series of 17)":

  Climate Change! . . . is a new phenomenon on Earth!


     Thanks, Dearest Judy!

You know it’s hot outside when…

BONUS GUITAR CROCHET PATTERN: - Guitar Strap - "...Beginners would love this DIY Crochet Guitar Strap because it's easy and the pattern is flexible. You can experiment on the length, color and style. You can also use crochet threads or yarn..." - "...over a screaming guitar..."

BONUS MAIN ATTRACTION RECIPE: -  Taco Night Main Attraction - "Whether you serve it with homemade baked tortilla chips or over salad greens, this is yummy, spicy and won't make you feel deprived!" - "...Let's get on down to the main attraction..."

From - 07/24/16:
Finding one of her students making faces at others on the playground, Ms. Smith stopped to gently reprove the child.

Smiling sweetly, the teacher said, "Bobby, when I was a child, I was told that if I made ugly faces, it would freeze and I would stay like that."

Bobby looked up and replied, "Well, Ms. Smith, you can't say you weren't warned."

1. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 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 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/25/16

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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A Little Less Talk

Words and Music by Toby Keith and Jim Femino

Recorded by Toby Keith (b. 08 July 1961), 1993

I was getting kinda tired of her endless chatter
Nothing I could say ever seemed to matter
So I took a little drive just to clear my head
I saw a flashing neon up ahead
It looked like a place to find some satisfaction
With a little less talk and a lot more action

I paid the man at the door and pushed my way to the bar
Shouted for a drink over a screaming guitar
A drunk on a stool tried to mess with my head
But I didn't even listen to a word he said
I knew somewhere amid all this distraction
Was a little less talk and a lot more action

A little less talk if you please
A lot more loving is what I need
Let's get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action

Well she was fighting them off at a corner table
She had a longneck bottle she was peeling the label
The look on her face it was perfectly clear
She said somebody please get me out of here
The look she shot me through the glass refraction
Said a little less talk and a lot more action

A little less talk if you please
A lot more loving is what I need
Let's get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action

A little less talk
A lot more loving
Let's get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action
Get on down to the main attraction
With a little less talk and a lot more action

"A Little Less Talk" midi courtesy of - 07/27/06

"A Little Less Talk" lyrics courtesy of - 07/27/06

"Less Talk: More Action" Drawing courtesy of - 07/27/06

Animated Cowgirl Linda Singing clip art (designed by Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 09/01/05

Peach Zigzag Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/28/05

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

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

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

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 LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

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

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