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08/15/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Bésame Mucho

“Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score;
Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more;
A thousand to that hundred; so kisse on,
To make that thousand up a million;
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kisse afresh, as when we first begun.”

Robert Herrick, "To Anthea (III)" 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 
 YEA - a song about kisses - LOTSA kisses!

BONUS #1 - - Bésame Mucho - Dean Martin

BONUS #2 - - Bésame Mucho - Diana Krall, 2001

BONUS #3 - - Bésame Mucho - Andrea Bocelli, 2006


"Bésame Mucho" (Kiss me a lot) is a song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez.[1]

It is one of the most famous boleros, and was recognized in 1999 as the most sung and recorded Mexican song in the world.

According to Velázquez herself, she wrote this song even though she had never been kissed yet at the time, and kissing as she heard was considered a sin.[2][3]

She was inspired by the piano piece "Quejas, o la Maja y el Ruiseńor" from the 1911 suite Goyescas by Spanish composer Enrique Granados, which he later also included as Aria of the Nightingale in his 1916 opera of the same name.[1]

There are slight differences in the wording at the end of the chorus, regarding the words perderte después meaning "to lose you afterwards". Considering that Velázquez may have been fifteen years old when she wrote the song, this sentence reflects inexperience and innocence. Indeed, a video from "TV Mexicana"[4] shows Consuelo Velázquez playing the piano while the singer sings perderte después. Many interpretations use perderte otra vez ("lose you once again") instead of the original perderte después ("lose you afterwards").

The line "Besame mucho, que tengo miedo a perderte después" means "Kiss me a lot, as I am afraid of losing you afterwards." The word "mucho" may suggest a desire for the kiss to linger, as it may be the couple's last time being together.

An English-language version of the song was written by Sunny Skylar. The lyrics are different from the direct English translation of the original, but retain the Spanish Bésame mucho.

"Bésame Mucho" is also known by translated names such as "Kiss Me Much," "Kiss Me a Lot," "Kiss Me Again and Again," "Embrasse-moi fort," "Stale Ma Bozkavaj," "Suutele minua", "Szeretlek én" and "Mara beboos"...


   Happy Birthday today to    Peggy Johnson ('60) of OH!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
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;

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

21 -   Bob Buchan ('61) of VA AND     Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA;

22 - Suzanne Morris Oberlander ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 15, 1915 - A story in New York World newspaper revealed that the Imperial German government had purchased excess phenol from Thomas Edison that could be used to make explosives for the war effort and diverted it to Bayer for aspirin production.


August 15, 1939 - Thirteen Stukas dived into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. There were no survivors.

August 15, 1940 - An Italian submarine torpedoed and sank the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbor during peacetime, marking the most serious Italian provocation prior to the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in October.

August 15, 1941 - Corporal Josef Jakobs (b. 30 June 1898) was executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 7:12 am, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for treason.

August 15, 1942 - Operation Pedestal – The SS Ohio reached the island of Malta barely afloat carrying vital fuel supplies for the island's defenses.

August 15, 1944 - Operation Dragoon – Allied forces landed in southern France.

August 15, 1945 - Korean Liberation Day.

August 15, 1945 - Victory over Japan Day Japan surrendered to end the war.


Sunday, August 15, 1965 - The Beatles played to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, an event later regarded as the birth of stadium rock.

Sunday, August 15, 1965 - Television personality Mark Labbett was born in Tiverton, Devon, England.

Sunday, August 15, 1965 - Author, screenwriter, and producer Rob Thomas was born Robert James Thomas in Sunnyside, Washington.

“It is selfishness which is the cause of most of our misery.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley, October, 1988
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

  From Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA - 08/12/15 - "How to access a certain page?":

Hi Carol,

Wondering how to access the page that has what has happened to classmates?

Linda Sivilich

   Linda, I've been depleting my little grey cells trying to think of what you are seeking (mitigated by what I've forgotten over the past 14 years), but I think I've failed you completely.

   Back when we first began on July 13, 2000, when the site was limited to members of the Class of 1965, we had but six sections on the site: Contact Page, In Memoriam Page, Teachers, Yearbook Pictures/Where We Are Now, News, and Odds and Ends.

   As we kept expanding,  those first two sections separated and expanded into classes accordingly, and some of the sections morphed into other things. The News Pages, while still available, have not been updated since 2006; they have been replaced by the Newsletters themselves (which began as a weekly feature, but have now become daily).

   Sadly, I never completed the Yearbook Section (which probably comes closest to what you are describing), and with rare exceptions, it remains embarrassingly just as it was in 2000, but it never was intended to include any other classes.

   All of the literally hundreds of pages (to which I now refer as the Archive) can be found on the Site Map:

   I hope this answers your question, but I rather believe it does not.

   From My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX - 08/14/15:

  18 months old today! 

   18 MONTHS?!? How can Bekah be that old already, and we've never even met her? Thank you, Megan!


“Let us embrace each other like we have the arms of two chairs. Let us dance like our legs are those of a table. We should do dinner sometime.”

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/23/15 - "These Will Make You Smile (#21 in a series of 25)":

  Thanks, Haul Party!
Twins in the womb and twins in the room.

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC -  07/26/15 - "Smile Propensities (#15 in a series of 28)":
  "Blessed are the cracked….   
For they are the ones who let in the light."

     Thank you, Dools!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/22/15 - "Clever drawings. How does he earn his living? (#5 in a series of 33)":

    I love these!

   This guy has a great sense of his creativity. Here is a guy with talent who is having a good time for all to enjoy.

   David Zinn is an artist from Michigan. He runs around all day in the streets of Ann Arbor, with street construction, cracks, etc. on the road with chalk to create a lot of street fairy tales.  

           Thanks, Dearest Judy!



BONUS KISS RECIPES: - Kiss Recipes - "Keep it simple recipes and more free recipes in the simple section of kiss recipes..."


From - 08/14/15:

One afternoon in the Arctic, a father polar bear and his son polar bear were sitting in the snow. The son polar bear turned to his father and asked, "Dad, am I 100% polar bear?"

The father polar bear replied, "Of course, son, you're 100% polar bear. Why do you ask?"

"I’m Freezing!!" replied his son.



   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


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Lyrics by Pascal Sevran, Serge Lebrail
Original music by Consuelo Velázquez Torres Ortiz
Original lyrics by Enrique Granados,
Consuelo Velázquez Torres Ortiz

Sung by Dean Martin (07 June1917 - 25 Dec 1995)

Besame, besame mucho.
Each time I cling to your kiss I hear music divine.
Besame, besame mucho.
Hold me, my darling, and say that you'll always be mine.

This joy is something new, my arms enfolding you.
Never knew this thrill before.
Whoever thought I'd be holding you close to me
Whispering, "It's you I adore"?

Dearest one, if you should leave me,
Each little dream would take wings and my life would be through.
Besame, besame mucho.
Love me forever and make all my dreams come true.

Besame, besame mucho.
Love me forever and make all my dreams come true

"Besame Mucho" midi courtesy of - 06/07/06

"Besame Mucho" lyrics courtesy of - 06/07/06

Smacking Lips clip art courtesy of - 04/10/03

String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/19/05

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

Animated Kissing Sailor and Girl courtesy of - 10/19/05

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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