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08/30/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Close Every Door

“There's more to be feared from closed minds than from closed doors.”

Frank Tyger
(24 Dec 1929 - 02 May 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 Today's song - and the show itself - was introduced to me by        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL.

   Thanks, Faniel!

BONUS - - Close Every Door - Donny Osmond


"Close Every Door" is a song from the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is the penultimate song of the first act of the musical, sung by Joseph while imprisoned for his supposed relationship with Potiphar's wife.

In addition to voicing Joseph's despair at being jailed for a crime he did not commit, the song appears to contain oblique references to the Jewish Holocaust of World War II. Lyrics such as "Just give me a number/Instead of my name ... Destroy me completely/Then throw me away" reflect the well-documented Nazi practices of tattooing numbers on imprisoned Jews and working them to death (or gassing them) in concentration camps, then burning the bodies or burying them in mass graves. The lyrics have even been incorporated into a Seder service for educators in New South Wales...[1]


   Happy Birthday today to        Me ('65) of NC AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     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 TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 - Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;

02 - Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND     Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA;

03 - Morton Binder ('57);

05 -   Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),   Jonathan Mansfield of MD;

06 -  Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

August 29, 1941 - Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia was occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.

August 29, 1943 - German-occupied Denmark scuttled most of its navy; Germany dissolved the Danish government.

August 25, 1944 - The Slovak National Uprising took place as 60,000 Slovak troops turned against the Nazis.

August 30, 1940 - The Second Vienna Award re-assigned the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.

August 30, 1942 - The Battle of Alam Halfa began.

August 30, 1945 - Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.

August 30, 1945 - The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur landed at Atsugi Air Force Base.

August 30, 1945 - The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, came into being.


Wednesday, August 29, 1962 - Video game composer and game designer Hiroki Kikuta (菊田 裕樹) was born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Wednesday, August 29, 1962 - Football player Carl Banks was born in Flint, Michigan.

Wednesday, August 29, 1962 - Voice actor, writer, and singer Ian James Corlett was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.


Thursday, August 30, 1962 - Japan conducted a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.

Thursday, August 30, 1962 - KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko (Алекса́ндр Ва́льтерович Литвине́нко) was born in Russia.  On 01 Nov 2006 Litvinenko suddenly fell ill and was hospitalised in what was established as a case of poisoning by radioactive polonium-210 which resulted in his death on 23 Nov 2006. The events leading up to this are a matter of controversy, spawning numerous theories relating to his poisoning and death. The British investigation into his death resulted in a failed request to Russia for the extradition of Andrey Lugovoy whom they accused of Litvinenko's murder, contributing to the further cooling of Russia–United Kingdom relations.



  From Randy Tate ('66) of DE - 08/28/12 - "Happy Birthday!":

Dear Carol,

The world is a much better place with you in it.

Happy Birthday!

NNHS '66
Thank you so much, Randy! You brought a big ol' smile to my face!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/28/12 - "~For the 30th~":

Hi Carol,
              Hoping you have a very happy birthday!!


   Thank you so much, Shari!

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - currently serving an eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington - 08/28/12 - "Happy Birthday!"

Dear Mama,

Happy Birthday!
Thank you, Sister Baby Girl!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/28/12 - "Shirley & Jenny (Touching)":

   AWWW! Thanks again, Shari!

BONUS RECIPES: - Wendy's Frosty - "Most fast food joints have burgers and fries, but only Wendy's has the frosty. Make this copycat recipe either as a dessert or a dip for fries. Copycat recipes let you enjoy classic restaurant recipes without ever leaving your home." - Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo - "Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic Italian dish and a popular restaurant offering. Now you can recreate the Olive Garden's famous version with this restaurant copycat recipe."

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#29 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  



From - 08/10/12:

Through the pitch-black night, the captain sees a light dead ahead on a collision course with his ship. He sends a signal: “Change your course 10 degree east.”

The light signals back: “Change yours, 10 degrees west.”

Angry, the captain sends: “I’m a navy captain! Change your course, sir!”

“I’m a seaman, second class,” comes the reply. “Change your course, sir.”

Now the captain is furious. “I’m a battleship! I’m not changing course!”

There is one last reply. “I’m a lighthouse. Your call.”

1. Thursday, September 6, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at 

3. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 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 02/20/12

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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Close Every Door

- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 1968/1969

Lyrics by Tim Rice (b. 10 Nov 1944)
Music by
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(b. 22 Mar 1948)

Close every door to me,
Hide all the world from me
Bar all the windows
And shut out the light
Do what you want with me,
Hate me and laugh at me
Darken my daytime
And torture my night

If my life were important I
Would ask will I live or die
But I know the answers lie
Far from this world

Close every door to me,
Keep those I love from me
Children of Israel
Are never alone
For I know I shall find
My own peace of mind
For I have been promised
A land of my own

Close every door to me,
Hide all the world from me
Bar all the windows
And shut out the light

Just give me a number
Instead of my name
Forget all about me
And let me decay
I do not matter,
I'm only one person
Destroy me completely
Then throw me away

If my life were important I
Would ask will I live or die
But I know the answers lie
Far from this world

Close every door to me,
Keep those I love from me
Children of Israel
Are never alone
For we know we shall find
Our own peace of mind
For we have been promised
A land of our own

"Close Every Door" midi courtesy of - 08/29/12

"Close Every Door" lyrics courtesy of - 08/29/12

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Vined Door clip art courtesy of - 01/08/05

Animated Celtic Panel Design divider line clip art, copyright Bradley W. Schenck, 1997 & 1998,
courtesy of - 01/08/05

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

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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