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08/26/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
For Once in My Life

“Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall
madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.”

- Lucille Ball
(06 Aug 1911 - 26 Apr 1989)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   Today's Newsletter is a rerun... but then again this year they are almost all reruns!

BONUS - - For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder, @ 1968


"For Once in My Life" is a swing song written by Ron Miller and Orlando Murden for Motown Records' Jobete publishing company in 1967 (see 1967 in music). The composition was originally recorded by Jean DuShon, while other artists, such as Tony Bennett and The Temptations, recorded slow ballad versions of the song. Jack Soo was the first male artist to record a version of the song—it never made it to any public market and the recording was permanently shelved in the Motown Records archives.[1][2]

The most familiar and successful version of "For Once in My Life" is an uptempo arrangement by Stevie Wonder, recorded immediately after DuShon's original.[citation needed] Wonder's version (issued on Motown's Tamla label) was a top-three hit in the United States in late 1968 and early 1969...


   Happy Birthday today to Michele Shelton Sokol ('66) of CA!
   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND     My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 of LA;

01 -   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;
02 - Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND   
Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

August 26, 1934 - Adolf Hitler demanded that France turn over their Saar region to Germany.

August 26, 1940 - Chad became the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.

August 26, 1942 - Holocaust in Chortkiv, western Ukraine: At 2.30 am the German Schutzpolizei started driving Jews out of their houses, divided them into groups of 120, packed them in freight cars and deported 2000 to Belzec death camp. 500 of the sick and children were murdered on the spot.

August 26, 1944 - Charles de Gaulle entered Paris.

August 26, 1945 - The Japanese were given surrender instructions on the U.S. battleship Missouri.

August 26, 1961 - All crossing points into East Germany were closed for West Berlin citizens.

TODAY IN 1965:

Thursday, August 26, 1965 - Actress Carolina Arregui was born María Carolina Arregui Vuskovic in Santiago, Chile.

Thursday, August 26, 1965 - Actor and singer Chris Burke was born Christopher Joseph Burke in Point Lookout, New York.

Thursday, August 26, 1965 - Wrestler Bobby Duncum, Jr. was born Bobby Edward Duncum, Jr. in Amarillo, Texas. At the age of 34, he died in Austin, Texas of an accidental overdose of a prescription painkiller prescribed by his doctor on January 24, 2000. He was recovering from reconstructive rotator cuff surgery.

Thursday, August 26, 1965 - M
athematician and academic Marcus du Sautoy was born Marcus Peter Francis du Sautoy in London, England.

Thursday, August 26, 1965 - Actor and sing
er Jon Hensley was born in Browns Mills, New Jersey.

“How much pressure is too much pressure to remain true? How much disappointment is too much disappointment to stand firm? How far is too far to walk with a discouraged friend, or a struggling spouse, or a troubled child? When the opposition heats up and the going gets tough, how much of what we thought was important to us will we defend and how much, in that inevitable tug and pull of life, will we find it convenient to give away?”

- Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 08/25/15 - "Hellmann's Mayonnaise":

MAYONNAISE (a "groan"er)

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's Mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.

But as we all know, the great ship did not make it to New York, but hit an iceberg and sank.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, had been eagerly awaiting its delivery and became devastated at the loss. As a matter of fact, their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5, and, of course, is known as...

"Sinko De Mayo."

(Please accept my apology. You know I know better.)

      Thanks, Haul Party!

Love is the only gift that’s acceptable to give away as soon as you get it.”

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/26/15 - "Smile Propensities (#26 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? (#16 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 CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - Lauren's Fall Crochet Patterns - "Fall is right around the corner, friends! I couldn’t be more excited. This roundup of 15 fall crochet patterns is right up my alley, and makes me very excited about the coming of my favorite season. I love apple cider, driving through the mountains looking at leaves, and everything else that goes with autumn. Unfortunately, summer and fall aren’t that much different here in Central Florida. Instead of crisp, cool air we’ll be enjoying hot, humid afternoons. Thankfully, crochet patterns like this can help me feel like it’s fall even when it’s toasty outside."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not particularly theme-related): - Happy Hubby Ground Beef Casserole - "This is one of those casserole recipes that will stay in the family for years, and everyone will request it often. Happy Hubby Ground Beef Casserole is a recipe with ground beef, egg noodles, and three kinds of cheese! It's flavored with tomato sauce and sour cream, which make it creamy and delicious. This easy ground beef casserole recipe is hearty enough to fill up the whole family." - Hubby's Loaded Ham, Cheese, and Bisquick Bake - "Make another meal with your baked ham leftovers. Loaded Ham and Cheese Casserole is a hearty simple dish that will satisfy your family's hunger. Loaded with cheese and broccoli this ham casserole recipe will be a hit."


From - 08/25/15:

The world’s worst conductor was directing his band during a practice for an upcoming concert.

Halfway through the first act, he was directing with wild abandon when, out of his hand, his baton flew and impaled itself in the eye of a flute player, instantly killing her.

The police arrived shortly after and ruled the case as an accident.

The following week at practice, he again was caught up in the music of the second act and out of his hand flew the baton, which this time struck another flute player in the eye, killing her instantly.

The police arrived and after consideration ruled the case an accident.

The following week at practice the conductor again got lost in the moment of the music of the third act, and out of his hand flew the baton this time hitting a trumpet player in the eye, killing him instantly.

After the police arrived they could not believe that this third death was an accident, and the conductor was arrested.

He was tried and sentenced to death in the electric chair.

After strapping him in the chair, the operator threw the switch, but nothing happened.

Again he threw the switch and nothing happened.

The warden was frustrated by this time and demanded that the chair operator explain what the problem was, to which the chair operator explained, "Well, everyone knows he's a bad conductor".


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.

CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 08/20/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


  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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For Once in My Life

Written by Ron Miller (c. 1933 - July 23, 2007) and Orlando Murden, 1967

Recorded by Stevie Wonder, 1968
(b. 13 May 1950)

For once in my life I have someone who needs me
Someone I've needed so long
For once, unafraid, I can go where life leads me
And somehow I know I'll be strong

For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of
Long before I knew
Someone warm like you
Would make my dreams come true

For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me
Not like it's hurt me before
For once, I have something I know won't desert me
I'm not alone anymore

For once, I can say, this is mine, you can't take it
As long as I know I have love, I can make it
For once in my life, I have someone who needs me

"For Once in My Life" midi courtesy of - 08/26/12
"For Once in My Life" lyrics courtesy of - 08/26/12

"For Once in My Life" image courtesy of - 08/26/12

Blue Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/20/11

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!!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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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