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09/22/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Autumn Leaves

“No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face.”

John Donne
(21 Jan 1572 - 31 Mar 1631)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   At 4:02 PM EDT today, Fall will officially begin. And because this is one of my favorite songs, it repeats every year as well:

BONUS #1 - - Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole

BONUS #2 - - Autumn Leaves - Frank Sinatra

BONUS #3 - - Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) - Edith Piaf


"Autumn Leaves" is a popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song, "fr:Les feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves"), with music by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert. The Hungarian title is "Hulló levelek" (Falling Leaves). Yves Montand (with Irène Joachim) introduced "Les feuilles mortes" in the film Les Portes de la nuit (1946).[1]


   Happy Birthday today to The late Curt Overman ('59) (deceased 11/05/16) AND   Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Fred Fox ('63) AND     My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL!

  Happy Birthday this week to:  

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) (deceased 01/05/10);

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

28 -  Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND    My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL;

29 - Bill Shaw ('63) of VA AND   the late Bill Weaver ('63) (deceased 05/20/16)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 22, 1939 - There was a joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.

September 22, 1941 - On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murdered 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Those were the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.

September 22, 1944 - The Red Army entered Tallinn.

September 22, 1945 - General George S. Patton told reporters that he did not see the need for "this denazification thing." He compared the controversy over Nazism to a "Democrat and Republican election fight." The comments led to Supreme Commander Eisenhower's removing him as U.S. commander in Bavaria.

September 22, 1988 -
Canada's government apologized for the internment of Japanese-Canadian's during World War II. They also promised compensation.


Friday, September 22, 1967 - Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Matt Besser was born Matthew Gregory Besser in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Friday, September 22, 1967 - Wrestler Super Delfin was born Hiroto Wakita (脇田 洋人) in Izumi, Osaka, Japan.

Friday, September 22, 1967 - Novelist Brian Keene was born in the USA.

Friday, September 22, 1967 - Historian and novelist Ian Mortimer was born Ian James Forrester Mortimer in Petts Wood, England.

Friday, September 22, 1967 - Race car driver Rickard Rydell was born in Vallentuna, Stockholm, Sweden.

Friday, September 22, 1967 - Boxer Félix Savón was born Félix Savón Fabre in San Vicente, Guantánamo Province, Cuba.

“The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.”

- George Bernard Shaw
(26 July 1856 – 02 Nov 1950)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/22/17:

   Thank you, Joan!


From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA - 09/21/17:

... My cousin, Joyce Bulifant, will be in Newport News for a reading and signing of her book, My Four Hollywood Husbands, at Barnes and Noble, 12170 Jefferson Avenue, in Newport News. The event will take place on Thursday, November 9th at 6:30. Proceeds from her book will be going towards the Tidewater Autism Society.

For more information about Joyce's tour, go to her website,

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Pauline! That's fabulous! I've added this to our Dates to Remember; it will appear at the end of each Newsletter until then.

From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 09/20/17 - "Updates from Class of 67":

I... forgot to tell you Mike Barber is not deceased - he is coming to our 50th.

Phillip Allred is deceased since 2006.

Thanks for all you do to keep us informed. :-)


   Thank you so much for the good news and bad news, Marty! I didn't know Phillip, but Mike was a friend of mine; I'm delighted to hear he's doing well! Please give him my regards!

   I still haven't scanned and added the ten missing images, but I have amended the In Memoriam page for your class:

   Y'all have fun this weekend! 

  From Nancy Winall ('70) of VA - 09/21/16:

  Way to go...

   BOY HOWDY! Thank you, Nancy!


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH -  09/21/17:                                   

  It's easy to miss the "s" at the end sometimes.

      Thanks, Domi!


From My Friend, Hank, of TX -  09/21/17:                                   


       Thanks, Hank!


  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 09/21/16 - "Salt Dough Hand Print Keepsake":                   

  SALT DOUGH HANDPRINT KEEPSAKE...this is sooooo cute!

Recipe: 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, cold water.

Mix until it has the consistency of play dough.

Imprint and bake at 250 for 2 hours, then cool and paint.

    AWW! Thank you, Elizabeth!


“It's weird that apples bruise like humans. I'm glad they don't scream when you bite into them.

- Phil Lester
(b. 30 Jan 1987)

BONUS AUTUMN CROCHET PATTERNS: - 13 Crochet Fall Ideas and Free Patterns - "13 Crochet Fall Ideas and Free Patterns. 12 lovely and unique crocheted items for fall. Ideas and free patterns to create autumn themed crochet items."

BONUS AUTUMN CROSS STITCH PATTERNS: - Falling Leaves: Leaf Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns - "The trees are giving us the last display of colorful beauty before the late fall and winter season kick in. Vibrant reds, orange, and yellows dot landscapes and remind us that indeed, fall is equally as stunning as any other season. Once the trees put on this spectacular display, it is time for them to get some rest and shed their fall fashion. Below are just a few samples of the what the cross stitch community has to offer for falling leaves."

BONUS AUTUMN RECIPES: - Autumn Recipes - "Keep warm as the weather turns cooler with these easy fall recipes. You'll find pumpkin recipes, squash recipes and soup recipes, along with apple pies and more fall dessert recipes."

From - 09/21/17:

At a boat rental concession, the manager went to the lake's edge and yelled through his megaphone, "Number 99, come in, please. Your time is up."

Several minutes passed, but the boat didn't return. "Boat number 99," he again hollered, "return to the dock immediately or I'll have to charge you overtime."

"Something is wrong here, boss," his assistant said. "We only have 75 boats. There is no number 99."

The manager thought for a moment and then raised his mega-phone.

"Boat number 66!" he yelled. "Are you having trouble out there?"

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE: 

3. Saturday, October 07, 2017 - The Warwick HS Class of 1957 will hold their 60-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht and Country Club. 400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News. Cash bar at 6:00 PM, Buffet Dinner at 7:00 PM, Evening of friendship, memories, music and dancing from 8:30 till whenever. Cost $60.00 per person. Dress smart casual (no ties for the guys).

4. Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 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.

5. Thursday, November 09, 2017, 6:30 PM - Joyce Bulifant's book signing (My Four Hollywood Husbands), Barnes and Noble, 12170 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602, 757-249-2488.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/10/17

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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 Autumn Leaves

Music by Joseph Kosma, 1945
(22 Oct 1905 – 07 Aug 1969)

French lyrics by
Jacques Prévert, 1945
(04 Feb 1900 - 11 Apr 1977)

English lyrics by
Johnny Mercer, 1947
(18 Nov 1909 – 25 June 1976)

The falling leaves drift by the window,
The autumn leaves of red and gold.
I see your lips, the summer kisses,
The sun-burned hands I used to hold.

Since you went away the days grow long,
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song,
But I miss you most of all, my darling,
When autumn leaves start to fall.

C’est une chanson, qui nous ressemble
Toi tu m’aimais et je t’aimais
Nous vivions tous, les deux ensemble
Toi que m’aimais moi qui t’aimais
Mais la vie sépare ceux qui s’aiment
Tout doucement sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable les pas des amants désunis

 "Autumn Leaves" midi courtesy of
and with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL
- 09/20/04
Thanks, Nathaniel!

 "Autumn Leaves" lyrics courtesy of - 09/20/04

"It's Autumn" Title clip art courtesy of - 09/21/09

Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/21/05

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 Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03    

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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

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