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09/17/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
Wind Beneath My Wings

“A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries
to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone
who saves people and who really deeply cares.”

- Debi Mazar
(b. 13 Aug 1964)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We all need heroes in our lives.....

BONUS - Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler


"Wind Beneath My Wings" (sometimes titled "The Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Hero") is the title of a song written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley.[1] They recorded a demo of the song, which they gave to musician Bob Montgomery. Montgomery then recorded his own demo version of the song, changing it from the mid-tempo version he was given to a ballad. Silbar and Henley then shopped the song to many artists, eventually resulting in Roger Whittaker becoming the first to release the song commercially. It appeared on his 1982 studio album, also titled Wind Beneath My Wings.

Following Whittaker's recording, many other artists recorded the song, including Sheena Easton (who also recorded it in 1982). Easton's version appeared on her 1982 studio album Madness, Money & Music, though it was not released as a single by her record company. She did, however, perform it on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Merv Griffin Show, her HBO live concert special, as well as her NBC television special.

1983 was the first year "Wind Beneath My Wings" appeared on music industry trade publication charts in the United States. Singer Lou Rawls was the first to score a major hit with the song, as his version peaked at #10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, as well as #60 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart and #65 on the main Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[2] Gladys Knight & The Pips also released a recording of the song in 1983 under the title "Hero", and their version peaked at #64 on Billboard' Hot Black Singles chart[3] while also reaching #23 on Billboard' Adult Contemporary chart. Singer Gary Morris released a country version of the song in 1983 that charted highest on any of the Billboard music charts that year. Morris's version of the song peaked at #4 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, and also later won both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association awards for Song Of The Year.

But the highest-charting version of the song to date was recorded in 1988 by singer and actress Bette Midler for the soundtrack to the film Beaches. This version of "Wind Beneath My Wings" was released as a single in early 1989, spent one week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in June 1989, and won Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year in February 1990. On October 24, 1991, Midler's single was also certitifed Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of one million copies in the United States...


   Happy Birthday today to 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!

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

September 18, 1947 - The United States Air Force became an independent branch of the United States armed forces.

  Happy Birthday this week to:  

20 - Barry Stutt ('57);

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);

22 - The late Curt Overman ('59) (d. 11/05/16) AND   Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC;

23 - Fred Fox ('63) AND     My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL;

24 -  Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 17, 1620 -  Polish–Ottoman War: The Ottoman Empire defeats the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Battle of Cecora.


September 17, 1939 - The Soviet Union joined Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland during the Polish Defensive War of 1939. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

September 17, 1939 - A German U-boat U 29 sank the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous.

September 17, 1940 - Following the German defeat in the Battle of Britain, Hitler postponed Operation Sea Lion indefinitely.

September 17, 1941 - A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, was issued.

September 17, 1941 - Soviet forces entered Teheran marking the end of the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran.

September 17, 1943 - The Russian city of Bryansk was liberated from Nazis.

September 17, 1944 - Allied Airborne troops parachuted into the Netherlands behind German lines as the "Market" half of Operation Market Garden.

September 17, 1944 - Soviet troops launched the Tallinn Offensive against Germany and pro-independence Estonian units.

September 17, 1944 - German forces were attacked by the Allies in the Battle of San Marino.

 THIS DAY IN 1970:
September 17, 1970 - Apparently, it was a very boring day worldwide.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/16/15:

“If you don't want temptation to follow you, don't act as if you are interested.”

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

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/17/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 09/17/20, 4:14 AM:

  Okay, folks, Thursday morning, or Friday Eve if that sounds better, is now coming fast and it's time to get ready to get going again. The sooner we start the downward trek toward 5 o'clock Friday, the sooner we get there and begin having some fun. I have it on good authority that if you get there early and the old taskmaster boss sees you've made it and your work products are top notch, he or she will actually show a smile and let you go early. Let's do this folks, but do it right. And come Friday along with the Good Lord's help, we'll start a weekend that is just out of sight. Be blessed this day, don't forget to say a prayer for those of us who are in Pensacola or surrounding areas who were besieged by Hurricane Sally, and let's "GITTERDONE." God bless you all.

      Thank you, Jimmy!


  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 09/15/19, 11:53 PM:

  INDEED! Thank you, Cheryl!

From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 09/16/19, 8:58 PM: 

  Thanks, Carlene!

“She wasn’t much for words, but she told me she loved me in other ways, like showing me her main superpower—invisibility. I often wouldn’t see her for weeks straight, and for her to show me the unshowable showed a lot of trust in our relationship.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982


Crochet Angel Wings Patterns


Baked Chicken Wings


From - 09/16/19:

A small boy was looking at the red ripe tomatoes growing in the farmer's garden. "I'll give you my two pennies for that tomato," said the boy pointing to a beautiful, large, ripe fruit hanging on the vine.

"No," said the farmer, "I get a dime for a tomato like that one."

The small boy pointed to a smaller green one, "Will you take two pennies for that one?"

"Yes," replied the farmer, "I'll give you that one for two cents."

"Okay," said the lad, sealing the deal by putting the coins in the farmer's hand, "I'll pick it up in about a week."

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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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Wind Beneath My Wings

Written by
Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley (b. 30 June 1941), 1982

Recorded by Bette Midler (b. 01 Dec 1945), 1988

It must have been cold there in my shadow,
to never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way,
you always walked a step behind.

So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name -- for so long,
a beautiful smile to hide the pain.

Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and ev'rything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it,
I would be nothing with out you.


Fly, fly, fly away,
you let me fly so high.
Oh, fly, fly,
so high against the sky, so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you, thank God for you,
the wind beneath my wings.

"Wind Beneath My Wings" midi courtesy of - 09/19/11 (sic)

"Wind Beneath My Wings" lyrics courtesy of - 09/19/11 (sic)

"You're My Hero" clip art courtesy of - 09/19/11 (sic)

Divider Line 256 courtesy of - 09/19/11 (sic)

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
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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 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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