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08/05/18 - NNHS Newsletter
I've Got the World on a String

“I think, I first fell in love when I was in fifth grade with this boy who kept
his glass ruler in the sunlight and made rainbows on my desk with it.”

- Saiber, Stardust and Sheets

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    This isn't actually one of my favorite Sinatra tunes. I'm really a sucker for his love ballads, but hey, it's Frank, soooo... 

BONUS - I've Got the World on a String - Frank Sinatra


"I've Got The World on a String" is a 1932 popular jazz song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ted Koehler. It was written for the twenty-first edition of the Cotton Club series which opened on October 23, 1932, the first of the Cotton Club Parades.[1]

The song was introduced and recorded by Cab Calloway. Bing Crosby recorded the song on January 26, 1933 with the Dorsey Brothers and their Orchestra[2] The song was one of the first recorded by Frank Sinatra when he transferred to Capitol Records in 1953. His recording on April 30, 1953 with an orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle[3] reached #14 on Billboard's most played list...[4]


   Happy Birthday today to  The late Barbara Kemp Bostwick ( (d. 04/22/12) AND the late Frank Friedland ('60) (d. 09/07/16)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 - Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND  Kenny Branch ('62) of VA AND  Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA AND Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND The late Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) (d. 02/08/13);

08 -  Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA;

09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND    Hunter Todd  ('57) of TX;

10 - The late Marshall Conley ('63) (d. 06/21/18);

12 - Lois Marie King Earwood ('57) AND   the late Dave Arnold ('65) (d. 21 July 2012) AND  Linwood Wright ('65) of VA AND    My Grandson, Joe Harty (Overhills HS, NC / Elgin HS, OK - '22), of OK!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 05, 1940 - The Soviet Union formally annexed Latvia.

August 05, 1941 - The Battle of Smolensk concluded with Germany capturing about 300,000 Soviet Red Army prisoners.

August 05, 1943 - Anti-Nazi resistance fighter Eva-Maria Buch guillotined at Plötzensee Prison, Berlin.

August 05, 1944 - Possibly the biggest prison breakout in history occurred as 545 Japanese POWs attempted to escape outside the town of Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.

August 05, 1944 - Polish insurgents liberated a German labor camp (Gęsiówka) in Warsaw, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners.

August 05, 1944 - The Nazis begin a week-long massacre of anywhere between 40,000 and 100,000 civilians and prisoners of war in Wola, Poland.

August 05, 1999 -
Music written by Johann Sebastian Bach was found in the Ukraine. The music was thought to have been destroyed over 50 years before during World War II. The material was found in the musical estate of Carl Phillipp Emanuel Bach, who was one of J.S. Bach's children.


August 05, 1969 - Politician Jackie Doyle-Price was born Jacqueline Doyle-Price in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

August 05, 1969 - Cricketer Vasbert Drakes was born Vasbert Conniel Drakes in Springhead, Saint Andrew, Barbados.

August 05, 1969 - Cricketer and coach Venkatesh Prasad was born Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad in Bangalore, Mysore State, India.

August 05, 1969 - Rower Robert Scott was born Robert Geoffrey Scott in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/05/15:
“Sometimes in life we become so focused on the finish line that we fail to find joy in the journey.”

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf, October 2012  
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/05/18:
  Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 08/05/19, 9:00 AM:

  On a peaceful early morning on the beach, I always feel very close to God for his evidence is so obvious in His Creation. Sometimes, however, when the water is calm enough and the elements in the atmosphere are just right, His sunrise even gives us a heavenly delight and a reminder of why our faith is so important.

      Thank you, Jimmy!


    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 07/25/19, 7:35 AM:
  Thank you, Santa Jim!

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 08/05/19, 10:34 AM:

  Thank you, Cheryl! I

  From Me ('65) of NC - 08/04/19:

  That would be me!

 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 08/05/17:

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!

From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 08/02/18:

   Thanks, Carlene!

I think there's nothing better than laughing in life, so that's nice, to be thought of as someone who can make someone laugh. It's 'cause I think life is hard. You know, my dad was a really silly man. A great Irish silly man. And that's fine.

- Joan Cusack
11 Oct 1962)


Amy Solovay's Free Crochet Thread Patterns - "This is the ultimate collection of free patterns for thread crochet. Find thread crochet patterns for bedspreads, doilies, bookmarks, scarves, edgings, and more."


Sarah White's Free Patterns for String Bags - "I love a good market bag... They’re the perfect thing to tote groceries in throughout the year, but they’re particularly great during farmer’s market season because you can just toss it in your purse and bring it out when you need it, and they usually hold a surprising amount of stuff.
Here’s a look at some great string bags you can knit in time for your next shopping trip..."


5 Kitchen Hacks for String Cheese

From - 08/04/19:

A young salesperson peeped into the office of someone who looked like a sales manager, muttered something, then started walking away. After retreating a little he seemed to change his mind and headed back to the door -- where after some hesitation, he started to back away again. The sales manager, feeling sorry for the young man, and surprised that he was so badly trained, called him in.

"You're a salesperson aren't you? What are you selling?"

"Sir ... uh ... yes ... I'm a salesman. I'm sorry to bother you. I was selling insurance, but I'm sure you don't want any. Sorry to have wasted your time."

Feeling sorry for the young bungler, the sales manager bought two policies to give the young salesman some confidence and then started teaching him about selling. He said: "You should have different pre-planned approaches for different kinds of—"

"But I do, sir,” the young salesman interrupted, “the one I just used is my planned approach for sales managers. It always works. Thank you!"

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 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.

3. 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

   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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I've Got the World on a String

Music by Harold Arlen (15 Feb 1905 - 23 Apr 1986), 1932

Lyrics by Ted Koehler (14 July 1894 - 17 Jan 1973)

I've got the world on a string
I'm sitting on a rainbow
Got the string around my finger
What a world, what a life - I'm in love

I've got a song that I sing
I can make the rain go
Any time I move my finger
Lucky me, can't you see - I'm in love

Life is a beautiful thing
As long as I hold the string
I'd be a silly so-and-so
If I should ever let it go

I've got the world on a string
I'm sitting on a rainbow
Got the string around my finger
What a world, what a life - I'm in love

Life is a beautiful thing
As long as I hold the string
I'd be a silly so-and-so
If I should ever let it go

I've got the world on a string
I'm sitting on a rainbow
Got the string around my finger
What a world,
Man, this is the life
Hey now, I'm so in love


"I've Got the World on a String" lyrics courtesy of - 08/05/18

"I've Got the World on a String" title art Original Design by Gabrielle Powell of WI courtesy of
- 08/05/18

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

Bar 48 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I dunno, but it's been in my files since 11/03/10

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

Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03 

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Elgin High School (OK) logo courtesy of - 08/05/19

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!

Animated Waving Santa Smiley courtesy of Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/25/17
Thanks, Ruthie!

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!

Witch clip art courtesy of Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/31/08
Thanks, Joan!

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

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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

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