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08/07/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
 Once There Were Greenfields

“Come back to me in dreams; that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low,
As long ago, my love, how long ago.”

- Christina Rossetti
(05 Dec 1830 - 29 Dec 1894)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 
   If I were one of those people who cried at hearing sad old songs, this one would probably take me down. Oh, wait. I am one of those people..... 

BONUS - Greenfields - The Brothers Four ("Sing Along with Mitch")


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brothers_Four:

The Brothers Four are an American folk singing group, founded in 1957 in Seattle, Washington, known for their 1960 hit song "Greenfields".

Bob Flick, John Paine, Mike Kirkland, and Dick Foley met at the University of Washington, where they were members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity in 1956 (hence the "Brothers" appellation). Their first professional performances were the result of a prank played on them in 1958 by a rival fraternity, who had arranged for someone to call them, pretend to be from Seattle's Colony Club, and invite them to come down to audition for a gig. Even though they were not expected at the club, they were allowed to sing a few songs, and were subsequently hired. Flick recalls them being paid "mostly in beer..."


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to  Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND  Kenny Branch ('62) of AR 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)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

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. 07/21/12) AND  Linwood Wright ('65) of VA AND   My Grandson, Joseph Harty of NC;

14 - Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


THIS DAY IN WWII:

August 07, 1938 - The Holocaust: The building of Mauthausen concentration camp began.

August 07, 1940 -
Alsace-Lorraine was annexed by the Third Reich.

August 07, 1942 - T
he Battle of Guadalcanal began – United States Marines initiated the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.


THIS DAY IN 1968:

Tuesday, August 07, 1968 - Director and screenwriter Francesca Gregorini was born Francesca McKnight Donatella Romana Gregorini di Savignano di Romagna in Rome, Italy.

Tuesday, August 07, 1968 - Surfer and coach Trevor Hendy was born Trevor Ronald Hendy in Australia.

Tuesday, August 07, 1968 - Actress and author Sophie Lee was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, August 07, 1968 - Race car driver Giovanni Bracco (b. 06 June 1908 in Biella, Italy) died in Biella, Italy at the age of 60.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/06/15:

“We know that there are times when we experience heartbreaking sorrow, when we will grieve, and when we may be tested to our limits. However, such difficulties allow us to change for the better, to rebuild our lives in the way our Heavenly Father teaches us, and to become something different from what we were—better than we were, more understanding than we were, more empathetic than we were, with stronger testimonies than we had before.”

- Thomas S. Monson, October 2013
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/07/17:
 
  Thank you, Joan!
 
 


My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 08/07/17:
 

  Monday challenges

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!

 
 


NEWS FLASH:

   From Me ('65) of NC - 08/07/18:

   Thanks only to the incredible outreach of sacrifice and support from many of y'all,     my #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02),   my Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) and my Granddaughter, Hannah Harty, of CA were able to fly in yesterday for a five day visit with us. As we were somehow able to keep it a secret from their dad,     Paul (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) was completely surprised!

   Thank you all so very, very much - and thank you to    my #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - Most Popular Boy in the Class of 1990) for driving to Raleigh to pick them up at the airport, and to my Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) for buying and delivering groceries to us so they wouldn't arrive to a house with an empty kitchen!      


    From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 08/06/18 - "My Name Is Rose":


My Name Is Rose


The first day of school our professor introduced himself to our chemistry class and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.
She said, “Hi, handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, have a couple children, and then retire and travel.”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the school year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet and I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three-by-five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a bit embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.” As we laughed she cleared her throat and began:

“We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy and achieving success.

“You have to laugh and find humor each and every day.

“You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and they don’t even know it!

There is a giant difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.

“Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.” She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end, Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be. These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get. We make a Life by what we give.

    Thanks, Haul Party! For those of y'all who worry about the veracity of such passages, I did look it up and found it to be of undetermined origin, but that hardly diminishes the impact of the story.

UNDETERMINED

ORIGINS:   This story about Rose, the 87-year-old college student who returned to school to fulfill her dream of finishing her degree (and died a week after graduating), is typically credited to motivational speaker Dan Clark, who published it under the title “Never Too Old to Live Your Dream” in the 1999 book Chicken Soup for the College Soul: Inspiring and Humorous Stories About College. We have not yet been able to verify whether this story is a real-life tale or a work of fiction.
 


 


“I only sing in the shower. I would join a choir, but I don’t think my bathtub can hold that many people.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982
)



BONUS GO GREEN CROCHET PATTERNS:

Go Green Eco Friendly Crochet Patterns - "Resuable bags are great for taking with you to the grocery store or farmer's market. Each one of these free crochet patterns would make an excellent choice..." (Scroll down a bit)


BONUS GREEN KNIT PATTERN:

Caron Leafy Green Knit Afghan - (For Experienced Knitters) - "This beautiful leaf inspired knit lace panel is a great way to build on your knitting skills!"


BONUS GREEN RECIPES:


Greens Recipes - "Looking for recipes for your greens? Allrecipes has more than 1,840 trusted recipes for greens complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/06/13:

A family of skunks was trapped in a thicket, surrounded by a pack of hungry wolves that were edging even closer.

The mother skunk calmly instructed her young: "Quickly children, let's put our heads together!"

After they obeyed, forming a circle, she continued, "Now—Let us spray!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
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 12, 2018 -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.

3. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Cove Tavern, Newport News City Center, 711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA. All food and beverages will be paid by each participant. The attire will be casual, and is OPEN to all NNHS graduates.
SATURDAY: Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Visit http://nnhs68.myevent.com, and contact lindameredith@verizon.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/18

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



   Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


Once There Were Greenfields

- Gilkyson, Dehr, Miller

Recorded by The Brothers Four, 1960
 

Once there were greenfields, kissed by the sun
Once there were valleys, where river used to run
Once there were blue skies with white clouds high above
Once they were part of an everlasting love
We were the lovers who strolled thru greenfields

Greenfields are gone now, parched by the sun
Gone from the valleys were rivers used to run
Gone with the cold wind that swept into my heart
Gone with the lovers who let their love depart
Where are the greenfields that we used to roam

I'll never know what made you run away
How can I keep searching when dark clouds hide the way
I only know there's nothing here for me
Nothing in this wide world left for me to see
But I'll keep on waiting until you return
I'll keep on waiting until the day you learn
You can't be happy when your heart's on the roam
You can't be happy until you bring it home
Home to the greenfields and me once again


"Once There Were Greenfields" midi courtesy of http://www.jhegarty.com/sounds/greenfie.mid - 08/06/07 
at the suggestion of Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 08/06/06
Thanks, Chris!

 "Once There Were Greenfields" lyrics courtesy of http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiGREENFLD.html - 08/06/07
also at the suggestion of Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 08/06/06
Thanks again, Chris!

Terragen Image of Green Fields courtesy of http://www.epicureansdelight.stocktonet.com/Terragen_Originals.htm - 08/06/07

Gentoo Penguin's Image of Parched Fields between Hospital del Orbigo and Astorga courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/35998493@N00/340401734/ - 08/06/07

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Green Divider Line clip art probably courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars.html - 04/01/05 (but at the moment, I can't find which page...)

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of https://www.harnett.k12.nc.us/ohhs - 09/11/17

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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 Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16 

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