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08/30/19 - 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 seven years ago by        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) (now) of MO.

   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 FL!

   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 (Pitkin HS, LA - '15) of UT!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

03 - Morton Binder ('57);

04 -  Marilyn Moren ('63) of VA;

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 TX;

06 - Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA AND My First Granddaughter-in-Law, Micaela Gunn Harty (O'Fallon Township HS, IL - '13), of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

August 30, 1940 - The Second Vienna Award, giving back to Hungary part of Transsylvania, ceded after the First World War.

August 30, 1941 - The Nazis severed the last railroad link between Leningrad and the rest of the Soviet Union.

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

August 30, 1945 - The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong came to an end.

August 30, 1945 - The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur, landed at Atsugi Air Force Base and set up Allied occupation headquarters in Japan.

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

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



August 30, 1969 - Bobby Tanner ('65) and Sharon Chaffin ('66) were married in Newport News, Virginia.

August 30, 1969 - Paul and Carol Buckley ('65) Harty held their wedding reception in Norfolk Virginia.

August 30, 1969 - Footballer Vladimir Jugović (Владимир Југовић) was born in MilutovacSFR Yugoslavia.

August 30, 1969 - Pianist and composer Dimitris Sgouros (Δημήτρης Σγούρος) was born in Athens, Greece.

“If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland, The Inconvenient Messiah, BYU Speeches, Feb 15, 1982
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

  From Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA - 08/30/19:

  Thank you, Susan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 08/30/19, @ 8:30 AM:


Dorian is ever so slowly beginning her turn toward Florida and now has sustained winds over 100. She will slow down as she nears the coast which will cause the direct arrival at Florida to be somewhat questionable right up until landfill. It will likely be on Monday, but could be later depending on forward speed. What we do know for sure is it will be packing winds of 140 sustained with gusts to over 160, so it's no laughing matter nor is it time for a hurricane party. Nearly all of the state will be impacted and expect extensive damage, major property damage, thousand of trees down and millions of acres flooded, both on the beach and inland.

The good news is once the storm comes ashore, winds will back off quickly and within twelve hours it will be down to sustained at 75 (minimal hurricane) with gusts to 90. The bad news is the steering currents will weaken and it could meander for several days over Florida dumping extensive rain until finally moving north as a wet tropical system. That's it for now; I'll be back again at 5 pm for an update. Have a blessed day and I hope you have fair winds and following seas where you are.

   YOWZERONI! Thank you, Jimmy!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 08/25/19, 8:52 PM:

  Norman Rockwell painting I love. Reminds me of my family--Daddy with cigar, "Nanny" Smith in back seat, dog, 2 girls & 2 boys, black car. But we never had a boat! Expressions GOING and then RETURNING are priceless! 

      WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Jane! This magazine cover is just what I need for my baby album, as it appeared on the very day I was born! I have plenty of high grade photo paper for my printer; now if only it were not broken!


“The whole order of things is as outrageous as any miracle which could presume to violate it.

- G. K. Chesterton
(29 May 1854
- 14 June 1936)


Donna Collinsworth's Loop Door Curtain Free Crochet Pattern - "Jazz up your windows with this crochet pattern for curtains. The loop door curtain is both stylish and functional, letting in just enough light and adding a splash of color to your home.!"


Lizzyastra's Knit Leggo Doorstop - "If you've been trying to find a unique way to prop open doors, considering this free knitting pattern for a Knit Leggo Doorstop. Made with a brick and a few bottle caps, knitting up a cozy for this project is super fun and easy to do. Use up your yarn scraps and make something practical (and adorable) for the house at the same time. If you worried about stubbing your toe on the brick inside, consider stuffing your leggo with Poly-fill and make an equally cute knit pillow.."


Golden Door Recipes

From - 08/29/19:

My history teacher gave me an “F” for a final grade.

When I asked her why she failed me she said, “I didn’t fail you. You failed yourself.”

I said, “In that case, I think I’m going to change my grade.”

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

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the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Close Every Door

From Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , 1972

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!

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!

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

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