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08/13/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Am I That Easy to Forget?

“It's so easy to forget the things that happen
to you because it all happens so fast.
Sometimes I'll just remember weird things.”

Macaulay Culkin
(b. 26 Aug 1980)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 
 Good ol' sad love songs!  Who could sing them more sweetly than Jim Reeves??

BONUS - - Am I That Easy to Forget? - Jim Reeves


"Am I That Easy to Forget" is the title of a popular song written by country music singer Carl Belew and W.S. Stevenson and published in 1958. Belew recorded his song in Nashville on December 17, 1958, and released the single in March 1959, where it reached number nine on the U.S. country music chart. Other country music artists who have recorded cover versions of the song include: Skeeter Davis (#11 country, 1960); Ernest Tubb (1960); Gene Vincent (1966); George Jones (1967); Patti Page (1968); Jim Reeves (#12 country, 1973); and Prairie Oyster (1991).

In 1960, singer and actress Debbie Reynolds recorded a version of "Am I That Easy to Forget" that reached number 25 on the U.S. pop chart. The highest charting version of the song on the U.S. pop chart was recorded by singer Engelbert Humperdinck on August 11, 1967. Released as a single in late 1967[1] from his album The Last Waltz,[2] it reached number 18 on the Hot 100 and number one on the Easy Listening chart in early 1968.[3] Humperdinck's version was also a big hit in England, where it spent two weeks at number three on the UK Singles Chart,[4] as well as in Ireland, where it spent three weeks at number one on the Irish Singles Chart. Humperdinck himself recorded a special version for Italy, in the local language, entitled "Dimenticarti non potrei" ("I couldn't forget you").


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

15 -  Peggy Johnson ('60) of VA;

17 - Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene Chapman ('57) AND  Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL;

18 - Etta L. Baker ('57) AND  Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA;

19 -   Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND   Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND   Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Alton Jones ('66) of FL and NC;

20 -    The late Chip Clark ('65) (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit #163,500 was made by an unknown user sometime in early August 2017 when I was not paying attention.


August 13, 1937 - The Battle of Shanghai began.

August 13, 1942 - Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized the construction of facilities that would house the "Development of Substitute Materials" project, better known as the Manhattan Project.


Sunday, August 13, 1967 - Basketball player Dave Jamerson was born John David Jamerson in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Sunday, August 13, 1967 - Tennis player Digna Ketelaar was born in Bosschenhoofd, Netherlands.

“Acceptance of what happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune.”

- William James
(11 Jan 1842 - 26 Aug 1910)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/13/17:

  Thank you, Joan!


 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 08/13/17:

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!


From Alton Jones ('66) of FL and NC - 08/12/17:

My birthday is 08/19/1948. I joined the Navy in '70 after college - had an accident before active duty - never served. It's okay to post my email.

   Thanks, Alton! I now have you added to three pages in our Archive:

   Your friends can now contact you and wish you Happy Birthday through this site as well as through Facebook!


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC - 08/09/17 - "Deceased Typhoons; Class of 1957":

Hi, Patsy:

I found the data on Woody Hudson and others...

Still no "Official" date of death for Captain Frank Ferguson on any records. He was Navigator on an AWAX which was a Boeing Constellation with a radar dome mounted on top, and a radar disc mounted on the underside of the craft. They patrolled the east coast during the "Cold War" period. The catastrophic failure of the aircraft was sudden, with no "May Day" radio signal from the crew. When it did not return to base in MA they knew it was lost, for radio communications were lost before it became obvious. The date is uncertain for the search too place for days, with no part of the plane found, and it appeared no one of the crew survived, but that was not conclusive and they may have placed the plane on the water and tried to survive with onboard equipment, and then died at sea, hence the reason the Air Force could not determine an exact date of death for Frank and the crew.

Fred Hayman ('57) of VA and I drove to the Air Force base in MA for the Memorial Service for the crew, and drove back for the service at Frank's church to deliver a eulogy to remember our close buddy.

NNHS Class of 1957 Classmates:
Woodrow Weston Hudson Born 8 Nov 1938 Died 19 Sept 2014
Gerald Francis Grogan Born 9 Sept 1939 Died
9 Aug 1967
Captain Frank R. Ferguson, Jr. United States Air Force, Born 24 June 1939 Died April 1967. Exact Date not determined, Aircraft in which Captain Ferguson was Navigator was never recovered. The Plane was on East Coast of USA Patrol Duty at the time of failure, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of MA. All Crew members perished in this crash.
Jane Stedman Wheeler Born 27 Jan 1939 Died 2 Jul 2002
Lois Marie King Earwood Born 12 Aug 1937 Died 5 Dec 2016
Durwood B. Adams III Born 19 Dec 1939 Died 11 Aug 2013
Gail Robins Morrison Brooks
Born 6 Feb 1939 Died 3 Nov 1988
Christine Wright Ezzell
Pate Born 4 Sept 1936 Died 31 Jul 1994
Margaret Ann Stanfield Flynn
Born 28 Nov 1938 Died 16 Oct 1993
Judith Beach Glover
Born 28 Mar 1938 Died 3 Dec 2003
Robert Frasia Johnson
Born 22 Nov 1938 Died 9 Nov 1982
Bobby Arthur Jones
Born 20 Oct 1938 Died 9 Feb 1989
Lucy Ann Kinlock
Born 18 Jul 1939 Died 2 Aug 1999
Steven Paul Parianous
Born 1939 No death record located
Margo White Parker Born 1938 No death record located, marriage and divorce records found
Sarah Frances Reese
Born 5 Apr 1939 Died 23 Feb 1985
Clyde Wesley Smith
Born 6 Oct 1936 Died 13 Dec 1997
Robert Lee Stoops
Born 14 Jul 1938 Died 15 Aug 1993
Julia Morris Wolf
Born 10 Jun 1940 Died 25 Jul 1974


   Thank you so much for supplying this information for our Archive, Major Madagan! All the information I've highlighted in red is new to us. It seems some scanning is in my near future!

“I can tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue. Now, if only I could do the same with my shoelaces, I wouldn’t have to banana pudding my way to success.”

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982

BONUS EASY TO MAKE, HARD TO FORGET CROCHET PATTERN: - Melissa Connor's 332 Easy Crochet Patterns: The Ultimate Crochet Guide - "This is the ultimate crochet guide to some of our best crochet patterns. With these 332 Easy Crochet Patterns, you'll be ready to make whatever you'd like! From scarves to hats, dishcloths to sweaters, this guide has it all. We were sure to include lots of easy crochet patterns that are great for those just starting to crochet. There are also some more advanced patterns for those who have been "hooked" on crochet for a while! This is a great guide to turn to when you need inspiration for a new crochet project. There are lots of fun crochet afghan patterns, sweaters, and accessories to make, so grab a hook and your favorite yarn and get to work making one of these 332 easy crochet patterns!"

BONUS EASY TO MAKE, HARD TO FORGET RECIPES: - Easy to Make, Hard to Forget Recipes - "Easy to Make, Hard to Forget is a whole new cooking concept to show you how to gain maximum flavor with minimum effort."


From - 08/12/17:

Susie: My husband is a great handyman. He can repair almost anything.

Jane: My mother always taught me to beware of the man who can fix everything. You'll never get anything new.

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 13, 2017 - 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 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE: 

4. Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/10/17

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Y'all take 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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Am I That Easy to Forget

Words and Music by Carl Belew and W.S. Stevenson, 1958
Recorded by
Jim Reeves, 1973

They say you've found somebody new,
But that won't stop my loving you.
I just can't let you walk away,
Forget the love I had for you.

Guess I could find somebody, too,
But I don't want no one but you.
How could you leave without regret?
Am I that easy to forget?

Before you leave be sure you find
You want your new love much more than mine.
'Cause I'll just say we've never met,
If I'm that easy to forget?
If I'm that easy to forget?

"Am I That Easy to Forget?" midi (sequenced by Peter Wolmarans) courtesy of – 11/14/05

"Am I That Easy to Forget?" lyrics courtesy of - 08/12/06

Title Image courtesy of - 08/12/06

Flowering Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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
- 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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!

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

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