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09/22/20 - 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 9:30 AM EDT today, Fall officially began. 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) (d. 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) (d. 01/05/10);

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

28 -  Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND    My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty (Pine Forest HS, NC - '24) of NC;

29 - Bill Shaw ('63) of VA AND   the late Bill Weaver ('63) (d. 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 - The Holocaust in Ukraine: 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, 1948 -
Gail Halvorsen officially started parachuting candy to children as part of the Berlin Air lift.

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


September 22, 1970 - The 45th Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, was born in Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

September 22, 1970 - Baseball player and manager Mike Matheny was born Michael Scott Matheny in Columbus, Ohio.

September 22, 1970 - Rapper and actor Mystikal was born Michael Lawrence Tyler, possibly in New Orleans, Louisiana.

September 22, 1970 - Rugby player and coach Hitro Okesene was born John Haitrosene Okesene in Auckland, New Zealand.

September 22, 1970 - Actor Rupert Penry-Jones was born Rupert William Penry-Jones in London, England.

September 22, 1970 - Footballer Emmanuel Petit was born Emmanuel Laurent Petit in Dieppe, Normandy, France.

“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 My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of CA - 09/21/20:

     Thank you so much for this valuable data, Adrienne! Some many people (out of wishful thinking, perhaps) tend to dismiss these clues.

   I had a friend back who back in the fall of 1967 systematically - and smilingly - went around and visited all his friends. When I told my mama (an extremely knowledgeable and perceptive woman) that he'd come by to see me at work that day, she told me it sounded to her as though he was saying goodbye. Sure enough, we received word that night that he had ended his life - which haunts me to this day.


From My Friend, Mariel, of NC - 09/18/18:                       

EXACTAMUNDO! Thank you, Mariel!



   From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 09/20/18:


 MAYBE! Thanks, Santa Jim!



“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)


12 Crochet Fall Ideas and Free Patterns - "12 lovely and unique crocheted items for fall. Ideas and free patterns to create autumn themed crochet items."


Tina Hilton's How to Knit Everlasting Autumn Leaves: No Raking Required - "...Whip up one or a pile of these fun leaves to dress up your seasonal wardrobe. Dig into your scrap pile for bits and pieces of autumn colors to knit up one in every color..."

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."


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 - 09/21/18:

One friend said to another, "Did you know that the shortest sentence in the English language is 'I am'?"

"Really?" replied the other. "What’s the longest sentence?"

“I do.”

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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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 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

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

Pine Forest High School (NC) Trojans Logo clip art courtesy of - 05/19/07

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    

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06 

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

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

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