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09/12/20 - NNHS Newsletter
Try to Remember

When I was younger I could remember anything,
whether it happened or not.”

Mark Twain
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's Newsletter theme song has always been a great personal favorite of mine.

BONUS #1 - Try to Remember - Jerry Orbach, 1962

BONUS #2 - Try to Remember - Jerry Orbach, 1982

BONUS #3 - Try to Remember - "Law And Order" Actor Jerry Orbach Dead At 69, December 29, 2004


"Try to Remember" is a song from the musical comedy The Fantasticks. It is the first song sung in the show, to get the audience to imagine what the sparse set suggests. Its lyrics, written by Tom Jones, famously rhyme "remember" with "September", "so tender", and "December", and repeat the sequence llow throughout the song: verse 1 contains "mellow", "yellow", and "callow fellow"; verse 2 contains "willow", "pillow", "billow"; verse 3 contains "follow", "hollow", "mellow"; and all verses end with "follow". Harvey Schmidt composed the music.

"Try to Remember" was originally sung by Jerry Orbach in the Original Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. "Try To Remember" made the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart three times in 1965 in versions by Ed Ames, Roger Williams and The Brothers Four.....


   Happy Birthday today to  My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents), James Mansfield of TX!  

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Louis "Fuzzy" Turner ('63) (d. 09/15/12)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

14 -  The late Bill Brewer ('57) (d. 08/30/12) AND Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND   Rick Harman ('65) of VA;

16 -   The late Tena Goodson Hensel (June '39) (d. 06/09/15) AND The late Mr. John Huller (February '43) (d. 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC;

17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (d. 05/04/05) AND the late Hugh McLawhorn ('57) (d. 09/03/20) AND  Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA;

18 - Bobby Bell ('57) AND     Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL AND The United States Air Force - 1947!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



September 12, 1919 - Adolf Hitler joined the German Workers' Party (later the Nazi Party).

September 12, 1938 - Adolf Hitler demanded autonomy and self-determination for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.

September 12, 1942 - RMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian POWs, was torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sank with a heavy loss of life.

September 12, 1942 - First day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge during the Guadalcanal campaign: U.S. Marines protecting Henderson Field on Guadalcanal were attacked by Imperial Japanese Army forces.

September 12, 1943 - Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy, was rescued from house arrest on the Gran Sasso in Abruzzi, by German commando forces led by Otto Skorzeny.

September 12, 1944 - The liberation of Serbia from Nazi Germany and the Chetniks continued. Bajina Bašta in western Serbia was among those liberated cities. Near Trier, American troops entered Germany for the first time.


September 12, 1970 - Dawson's Field hijackings: Palestinian terrorists blew up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.

September 12, 1970 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Nathan Larson was born Nathan Peter Larson in Maryland.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/11/15:

“Just because we have taken one step down the wrong road is no reason why we have to take two.”

- Richard L. Evans
(23 Mar 1906 - 01 Nov 1971)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/12/19:

  Thank you, Joan!

 From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 09/11/19, 2:54 PM:

  Thanks, Jane!

“I rolled up to his house, rolled up my sleeves, ate a Fruit Roll-Up, and left. Ah, but that’s life, no?

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982


Green Grass Rug - "Loop stitches give a fun, shaggy look to this bright green rug adorned with large, cheerful daisies..." - "... When grass was green..."


Long Grain Yellow Rice Recipes - "... and grain was yellow..."


From - 09/11/17:

I never made a mistake in my life!

I thought I did once, but I was wrong.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/20/20

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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Try to Remember

Music by
Harvey Schmidt (b. 12 Sept 1929)

Lyrics by Tom Jones (b. 1928)

- The Fantasticks, 1960

Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow.

Try to remember and if you remember, then follow,
(echo) Follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow, follow, follow, follow.

Try to remember when life was so tender
That no one wept except the willow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That dreams were kept beside your pillow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That love was an ember about to billow.

Try to remember and if you remember, then follow,
(echo) Follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow, follow, follow, follow.

Deep in December it's nice to remember it's nice
To remember altho' you know the snow will follow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember it's nice
To remember without a hurt the heart is hollow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember
The fire of September that made use mellow.

Try to remember and if you remember, then follow,
(echo) Follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow, follow, follow, follow.

Thanks to T. Roberts (

"Try to Remember" midi courtesy of - 09/13/04

"Try to Remember" lyrics courtesy of - 09/13/04

Ian Britton's Green Grass image courtesy of - 09/13/04

Ian Britton's Wheat image courtesy of - 09/13/04

Jack Dykinga's Yellow Barley image courtesy of - 09/13/04

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

Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

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

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