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08/25/19 - 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) (d. 06/18/09);

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

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

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 UT;

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, 1945 - Ten days after World War II ended with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Chinese Communist Party killed U.S. intelligence officer John Birch, regarded by some of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.

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.


August 25, 1969 - Pianist and composer Olga Konkova was born in Moscow, Russia.

August 25, 1969 - Actor and television personality Cameron Mathison was born Cameron Arthur Mathison in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

August 25, 1969 - Golfer Catriona Matthew was born Catriona Isobel Matthew in Edinburgh, Scotland.

August 25, 1969 - Cricketer, coach, and sportscaster Vivek Razdan was born in Delhi, India.

August 25, 1969 -  The 30th Premier of Tasmania, Robert Cosgrove (b. 28 Dec 1884 in Tea Tree, near Brighton, Tasmania, Australia), died in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia at the age of 84.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/21/15:
“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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/25/18:

  Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 08/25/19, 9:15 AM:


Many of us think of real wisdom as being the product of a good education and the experience we have gained with that education to make us wise in the things we do and how we do them. And there is some truth to that, but if we leave it to mere earthly things we are only getting a small part of it, for real wisdom takes earthly wisdom and adds to it spiritual wisdom which can only be gained through our fellowship with our Lord. To gain that fellowship we must believe in Him by faith and listen to what he tells us, for since He is all wise, all powerful and all knowing, he adds real truth on a heavenly scale to the much lesser wisdom of man.

If we limit ourselves to the influence of man, we are limiting ourselves to knowledge that is not all knowing and is highly inferior. For example, take an engineer who has studied extensively and has great earthly experience and uses it to build grand and large buildings that he knows in his earthly experience to be indestructible. Yet, like the story of the Titanic which sank, his building has huge shortfalls in grand disasters which always strike this earth, often with no knowledge they are coming. Had he gained God's wisdom to go with his earthly knowledge first, he likely would have constructed a grand and indestructible building that met God's specifications, not the specifications of mortal man who wanted to make not just a fair profit, but gotten rich from that one project. When we see ourselves equal to or even wiser than God, bad things happen.

Being a mere mortal myself, I know the weaknesses that I hold just like that engineer, but I do try to open myself to God in a conversation of what I should do in all things. The more we do that, the better we become for we are gaining from His eternal wisdom that will never fail us. And I also know that there is no better place to seek His guidance and direction on such matters than by taking a long walk at sunrise along the Atlantic shore. Try it, you might be amazed at how wise over time you can become.

     Thank you, Jimmy!

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 08/24/18:

  Thanks, Cheryl!

From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 08/24/17:

    Thanks, Carlene!

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 the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 08/08/19, 12:57 PM - "Millenials have now entered the workforce...." (#15 in a series of 16):

  Here is clear evidence that millennials have now entered the work force. Alas, the world will never be the same again...

  Thanks, Janice, though I personally think that this type of "brilliance" is hardly limited to Millenials!



January Dream MiniSampler by  


Doris Lucas' Light Dreams Recipe - "Crispy Swedish cookies -- you can make these either almond or lemon flavored, depending on which kind of extract you use."


From - 08/24/17:

I went to my bank's ATM to check my balance...

It printed me out a coupon for Ramen Noodles.

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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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

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!

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!

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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

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