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09/20/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Pretend

“Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.”

Kurt Vonnegut
(11 Nov 1922 - 11 Apr 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I love this 1952 Nat King Cole classic. It's, well, lovely!

BONUS - Pretend - Nat King Cole


"Pretend" is a popular song, written in 1952 by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman, and Frank Levere.

The best-known recording, by Nat King Cole was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2346. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on January 31, 1953 and lasted 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3. [1]


   Happy Birthday today to Barry Stutt ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Maxine Petty Ramey ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

25 - Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND James Comer ('57) AND Robert Coffee ('63) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND  Jerry Allen ('65) of VA;

26 -   The late Tommy Scott ('61) (d. 01/05/10);

27 - Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 20, 1870 - The Bersaglieri corps entered Rome through the Porta Pia, and completed the unification of Italy.


September 20, 1941 - The Holocaust in Lithuania: Lithuanian Nazis and local police murdered 403 Jews in Nemenčinė.

September 20, 1942 - The Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days German SS murdered at least 3,000 Jews.

September 20, 1943 - Operation Source began when British submarines attempted to sink the German battleship Tirpitz as it sat in Norwegian waters. The six submarines involved did enough damage to cripple the battleship for 6 months. 

September 20, 1946 - The first Cannes Film Festival  premiered. The original premier was delayed in 1939 due to World War II. 


September 20, 1970 - Actress and dancer N'Bushe Wright was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York

September 20, 1970 - The 126h Prime Minister of Greece, Alexandros Othonaios (Αλέξανδρος Οθωναίος) (b. 1879 in Gytheion, Greece), died 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
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/20/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 09/14/18:


  INDEED! Thank you, Alice! I daresay that except for #8 (and possibly #5 which could get you murdered under certain circumstances), these still apply to adults as well!  


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 09/14/18:

  PRECISELY! Thank you, Jean!

From Alton Jones ('66) of FL and NC - 09/19/20:

  Boy, and I thought some of my pun posts were old ...

     Thanks, Alton!


  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 09/19/17:

  Yeah they will...

     Thanks, Mark!


Just picked up a black pair of scissors thinking they were my glasses. That definitely wouldn't have enhanced my eyesight.

- Phil Lester
(b. 30 Jan 1987)


Shellie Wilson's Pretend Play Strawberries - "This Amigurumi crochet pattern shows you how to make strawberries for pretend play and other fun embellishments."

Knit and Crochet Food - "Crafting is fun for all ages and interests. This blog evolved from researching resources for friends and articles I write as a freelance writer. It is a place to share the information I discovered. Please feel free to leave comments and questions. I am always looking at new projects ideas for family and friends in areas of my own abilities and theirs."

Pretend Soup

From - 09/19/18:

My eleven month old was sitting in her high chair, twisting and moving all over the place. My wife said to me, “Straighten her up.”

I looked at my daughter and said, “Young lady, what are you doing with your life? Do you want to be this way forever? It’s time to grow up.”

My wife didn't find it as amusing as I did.

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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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Written by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman, and Frank Levere, 1952 

Recorded by Nat King Cole (17 Mar 1919 – 15 Feb 1965)

Pretend you're happy when you're blue
  It isn't very hard to do
  And you'll find happiness without an end
  Whenever you pretend
  Remember anyone can dream
  And nothing's bad as it may seem
  The little things you haven't got
  Could be a lot if you pretend
  You'll find a love you can share
  One you can call all your own
  Just close your eyes, she'll be there
  You'll never be alone
  And if you sing this melody
  You'll be pretending just like me
  The world is mine, it can be yours, my friend
  So why don't you pretend?
  <instrumental interlude>
  And if you sing this melody
  You'll be pretending just like me
  The world is mine, it can be yours, my friend
  So why don't you pretend?

"Pretend" midi (sequenced by Deb Ackley) and lyrics courtesy of - 09/02/10

"Pretend" Image courtesy of - 09/02/10

Pink String of Hearts Divider Line clip art - 11/17/05

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

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!

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!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06 

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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