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08/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter
When I Grow Too Old to Dream

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more
credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those
occurring in dreams.... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.”

- André Breton,
Manifesto of Surrealism,” 1924
(09 Feb 1896 - 28 Sept 1966)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    This is one of my favorite old, old songs!

BONUS #1 - - When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Vera Lynn

BONUS #2 - - When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Nat King Cole

BONUS #3 - - When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Linda Ronstadt with Kermit the Frog


"When I Grow Too Old to Dream" is a popular song with music by Sigmund Romberg and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, published in 1934. The song has become a pop standard, recorded by many artists, most notably Gracie Fields.


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Michele Shelton Sokol ('66) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

27 - Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND      My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ;

28 -  the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09);

29 -    Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND    the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) (deceased 09/17/08);

30 -      Me ('65) of NC AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA;

31 -      Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND      Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND    Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND    My Grandson, Jacob Harty (Pitkin HS, LA - '15) of TX;

01 -   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA!    

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 25, 1939 - Britain and Poland signed a Mutual Assistance Treaty.

August 25, 1940 - British air raids on Berlin began.

August 25, 1941 - Allied forces invaded Iran. Within four days the Soviet Union and Great Britain controlled Iran.

August 25, 1942 - Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea

August 25, 1942 - Second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons: A Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal was turned-back by an Allied air attack, losing one destroyer, sinking one transport, and leaving one light cruiser heavily damaged.

August 25, 1943 - U.S. forces overran New Georgia in the Solomon Islands.

August 25, 1944 - Paris was liberated by the Allied, ending four years of German occupation.

August 25, 1944 - Romania declared war on Germany.

August 25, 1967 - George Lincoln Rockwell, founder and leader of the American Nazi party, was assassinated by John Patler, who was born Yanacki Christos Patsalos.


Wednesday, August 25, 1965 - Football player Cornelius Bennett was born Cornelius O'Landa Bennett in Birmingham, Alabama.

Wednesday, August 25, 1965 - Cricketer and coach Sanjeev Sharma was born Sanjeev Kumar Sharma in Delhi, India.

Wednesday, August 25, 1965 - Singer-songwriter (The Gits) Mia Zapata was born Mia Katherine Zapata in Louisville, Kentucky. She was murdered on 07 July 1993 in Seattle, Washington when she was only 27 years old.

Wednesday, August 25, 1965 - Baseball player and physician Moonlight Graham (b. Archibald Wright Graham on 28 Dec 1879 in Fayetteville, North Carolina) died in Chisholm, Minnesota at the age of 85.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/24/15:
“You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others...”

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

    Thanks so much, Susan!

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 08/24/15 - "CHANGING THE POLITICAL, PUBLIC VERNACULAR ":

Stupid Is as Stupid Does

By Harry M. Covert

There was a time believe it or not when the political correctness fad didn’t exist. People of all ages didn’t run around being offended by this and that and elected officials were never called stupid, even though it was often talked about in closed door meetings.  In the journalistic battleground reporters always knew off-the-wall combatants and refrained from printing stories without attribution.

Once in my early days on the police beat looking for a weekend feature I thought it’d be fun to entertain readers with a story on citizen arrests. A police chief almost had a stroke at the suggestion, “please don’t do that. Every nut in the city will be banging on my door.”

I took the late Chief L. H Nicholson’s plea to heart. To this day 43 years later I am a proud holder of an official “police reporter” badge with city and state seal.

Then I visited the city jail looking for a story that would tickle readers. The sheriff, then called City Sergeant, was always a pleasant news source and welcomed certain members of the Fourth Estate for Wednesday lunches. Inmate cooks were fantastic, home cooking of all sorts, fresh rolls; warm memories.

The three top deputies were named Hunt, Ketcham and Law, no kidding.

Finding the Good Stories

On the hunt for another screed, I suggested a story on “jail house” religious conversions. A. A. Anderson, the good Methodist city sergeant thought I’d lost my youthful mind. Hearing the story request a visiting chaplain gave me a lecture on the ill effects of such a story. The sheriff pointed out church services and bible studies kept inmate conduct on an even keel, prevented lots of fighting and all sorts of other nefarious misconduct.

At this point we well know it’s too bad youth is wasted on the young.

Reporters enjoy going on raids of all sorts with law enforcement. Usually grand stories result, especially when the big-time gamblers, bootleggers and, today of course, successful drug raids.

Let’s get back to the word “stupid” which is gaining popularity on the national scale. Broadcast journalists love the clips when big name candidates spout off. The modern reporters truly don’t know how to handle such comments. In public, lots of people act offended but in reality agree and pollsters don’t know how to handle it. Who said “stupid is as stupid does?”
You’re Kidding, A Pistol-Whipped Detective?

It was astonishing to see reports of the Birmingham police detective who was pistol-whipped and seriously hurt by a felon truck driver. Well now, that certainly sent alarms throughout law enforcement. No talks of stupid but they are thinking it’s stupid and dangerous.

Today all the talking heads sort of ignore the incident. It’s a good thing such conduct didn’t happen some years ago. The attacker would have been on the ground, bleeding and probably out cold. This is not being insensitive. I don’t think deputies and police officers will be afraid of doing their jobs any more.

It is nice to have National Nights Out, visiting communities and seeing deputies and police delivering school supplies for the less fortunate. The latter is out of the goodness of the hearts of the uniformed. Not part of official police duty.

Cops as Social Workers

The obligation of sworn officers is to keep the peace and not running around as social workers.

It’s time to stop all of the foo-foo. Yes local and state agencies on all levels must get back to policing properly. It’s also time for citizens, no matter what strata, to get back to following the laws.

Unruly citizens who like to sneak up and snatch pocketbooks, kidnap and grab ATM users, must learn some manners – and get to reality – quickly to put it mildly.

Political leaders who want to water down the work of law enforcement need to visit local jails and state and federal prisons. All of the do-gooders who think all of the inmates are misunderstood and nice need a lesson in uncontrolled human nature.

And, the institutions are not “Corrections” facilities or hotels either. How often are prisons described as “country club?” Sounds agreeable but check it out with current and former inmates.

Why are so many, who describe themselves as progressives, willing to chance a lack of peace and tranquility?

Helping unfortunates at home and around the world is important for givers and receivers. Every now and then a smack in the nose and telling the facts is more than appropriate. Robbing and looting and shootings and murders must not be the politically correct things of the day; nor ignored.

Following a bootlegging raid police seized several cases of unlicensed white lightning. I reported the “police, under Captain J. Rideout Lewis’ command, were working on the case.”

A week later on a major thoroughfare a state trooper pulled over this driver. He smiled at the police reporter badge and did his duty, issued a speeding ticket. My traveling companion that day was the off-duty Chief of Detectives, the above mentioned Captain Lewis. He grinned and kept quiet. I paid the fine.

I was not offended. The trooper was not stupid.

    Thank you so much, Harry!

I always wear roller skates when I ride my bicycle. The more wheels the better, and that's what makes me a better lover. You know you want to go for a spin. I'll bring the record player, if you bring 1982 and her little sister, Elton John.”

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/26/15 - "Smile Propensities (#25 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? (#15 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 DREAM RECIPE: - Dream Recipes - "This dessert is no dream..."


From - 08/24/15:

A magician was facing an unruly crowd as his tricks failed to impress them.

To cheer them up, the magician said, "Could someone please give me an egg, for I shall show you a marvelous trick."

A man in the last row shouted, "If anyone had had an egg along, it would have reached you long before."


1. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 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 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.

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                                 Love to all, Carol





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


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When I Grow Too Old to Dream

Lyrics by
Oscar Hammerstein II (12 July 1895 – 23 Aug 1960)

Music by Sigmund Romberg (29 July 1887 – 09 Nov 1951), 1934
From the 1935 movie 'The Night Is Young'

We have been gay, going our way
Life has been beautiful, we have been young
After you've gone, life will go on
Like an old song we have sung

When I grow too old to dream
I'll have you to remember
When I grow too old to dream
Your love will live in my heart

So, kiss me my sweet
And so let us part
And when I grow too old to dream
That kiss will live in my heart

And when I grow too old to dream
Your love will live in my heart

"When I Grow Too Old to Dream" midi (sequenced by Grandpa Frank Schober) and lyrics courtesy
of - 08/18/05

"Bunny Love" clip art courtesy of - 08/18/05

Lacy Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/04/04

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

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

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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