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09/23/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Heartaches by the Number

“Walking, working, barely breathing
My thoughts, far away
Heart aching, mind racing
Sleep does not come easily, nor last long....”

- Peter Winstanley

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I heard this oldie on an infomercial the other day, and thought I'd share it with you!

BONUS #1 - - Heartaches by the Number - Guy Mitchell, 1959

BONUS #2 - - Heartaches by the Number - Ray Price, 1959

BONUS #3 - - Heartaches by the Number - Kitty Wells


"Heartaches by the Number" is a popular and country song written by Harlan Howard and published in 1959.

The biggest hit version was recorded by Guy Mitchell on August 24, 1959. It reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the weeks of December 14 and December 21, 1959.[1] The recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 41476. His recording of the song is featured in the videogame Fallout: New Vegas.[2]

Earlier in the year, the song also made the country music charts in a version by Ray Price (Columbia 41374).[3] Price's version reached number two and spent 40 weeks on the Billboard Hot C&W Sides chart.

Sheet music for the song was a best seller in both the US and Britain in January 1960.[3]

In 1961, a George Jones version of the song was included on the Mercury label album George Jones Sings Country and Western Hits (MG 20624/SR 60624).[4]

Mercury also included a version of the song by Leroy Van Dyke on the album Walk on By (MG 20682/SR 60682).[5]

A later version by Jack Reno reached #26 on the same chart in 1972.[6]

Other artists who have covered this song include: Johnny Tillotson in 1965, Willie Nelson in 1966, Waylon Jennings in 1967, Jerry Lee Lewis in 1969, Dwight Yoakam in 1986, Martina McBride (featuring Dwight Yoakam) in 2005, Connie Francis, and Buck Owens.


1.   From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 09/08/12, 10:46 PM - "NNHS Class of 1962 50th Reunion":

Dear Classmates of NNHS
The Class of 1962 will be having their '50'-year Reunion on Oct. 5/6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Marina in Hampton, Va.

We are inviting members of other classes from NNHS to our Friday nite social. It will start at 6pm. If you know of anyone from other NNHS Classes that would be interested please tell them. There will be food and beverages and lots of other NNHS Classmates to see and gossip with, (Ha. Ha.) We are really excited about this event and it will be a Great One!!

Hoping to see you there. Casual dress and come prepared to have a great time!!


Brenda Amos Williams
NNHS Class of 1962 Reunion Committee

       Thanks so much, Brenda! See you there (I hope...)!

2.     From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 09/21/12, 12:13 PM:

Hi Carol,
Just to inform you, the Class of '57 is celebrating its 55-Year Reunion at the Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News on October 9, 10 and 11, 2012. 
Thanks for all you do.
Typhoon regards,
Pat Beck Letzinger 

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thank you, Pat! Y'all have fun!


   Happy Birthday today to         My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

25 - Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND James Comer ('57) 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!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 23, 1938 - The mobilization of the Czechoslovak army in response to the Munich Crisis.

September 23, 1941 - The first gas chamber experiments were conducted at Auschwitz.

September 23, 1942 - First day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces attacked Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.

September 23, 1943 - In northern Italy, Benito Mussolini re-established a new fascist republic, the so-called Salò Republic, a puppet state of Nazi Germany.

TODAY IN 1962:

Sunday, September 23, 1962 - The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened in New York City.



     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 09/22/12, 3:29 PM - "Terry & Wanda Seay - Update":

  Carol...always enjoy getting online and catching up on your newsletters...thanks for doing them...what a labor of love... I appreciate the effort.

We have our 45th reunion next weekend Sept 28-29 (Sept 28th being our 10th wedding anniversary).

I do not send in very many updates on what I have been up I thought I would update everyone ahead of the reunion next week. I am doing everything except retiring. We moved to Nashville in 2006...built a custom home and then in 2009 started house concerts for songwriters...decided to built another house more suited for these events. We kept that house and built another house in 2010. Our songwriter musical journey has been rolling right along ever since.

Music Publishing Company - "ZmusicPublishing"

 Software Consulting Company - "ConZult LLC"

 - Supporters of Nashville Songwriters and the Songwriting Community Since 2006

 ·         Website dedicated to songwriter house events

·         Nashville-Based Music Publishing Company to open in the Fall of 2012 visit: for more information.

·         Host / Coordinate a weekly radio program that originates from Calgary AB Canada every Wednesday morning called Nashville Connection”.  Program features discussions of music and songwriter events and on alternate weeks features hit songwriters telling the stories behind their songs.

·         Host and Subsidize Two to Three Private Songwriter House Concerts a month since 2009 where average attendance is 20 songwriters and 40 – 60 paying guest. Crowds have exceeded 100 guests for some events. Format includes two hours of open mic performances followed by two hours of featured songwriters. Songwriters say they feel like family at our events. We Love Songwriters!

·         Our house concerts have been featured on “Headline|Country with Storme Warren.  We were featured on GACTV in January 2011.  Here is link to the video on YouTube

·         Private email list that includes over 2,000 contacts of which over 900 are songwriters. Frequently distribute information regarding songwriting & events.

·         Financial Supporter of Tin Pan North 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 (NSAI-Toronto).

·         Early Adopter of Bluebird Café “Adopt-a-Chair” Program. Received Original Bluebird Chair in Appreciation of Songwriter Support.

·         Host Annual Songwriter Christmas Open House Benefits. We have raised over $10,000 for various local charities in the last two years

·         Journalist for American Media Distribution – Special Event Reporting


Terry Seay                     703.628.4657

Wanda Seay            757.513.4040

106 Clyde Circle Nashville, Tennessee 37064

FACEBOOK       Twitter   @TerrySeayZmusic

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Terry - and Wanda! Y'all have fun - and Happy Anniversary!

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 09/22/12, 12:42 PM - "TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS AND GET THE GOOSEBUMPS":


 I never thought I would forward our National Anthem being sung by a "hard-rock" group. 
This band sings a version that will knock your socks off ... a Navy vet sings the lead. - Madison Rising

   MORE WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Jay Sweetie!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 09/22/12, 9:35 AM - "BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY":

Monday night 11/14/2011 at Lambeau Field


Those who attended the game said it was extremely emotional to see the entire bowl of the stadium turn red, white and blue. It took 90 workers two weeks to get all of the colored card boards mounted under each seat. Each piece of card board had eye slits in them so the fans could hold up the colored sheet and still see through the eye slits. Every seat had to have the proper card, with no mistakes, to make this happen.

This is what ESPN failed to show you Monday night, 11/14/2011.
Apparently, they thought their dumb commercials were more important than showing this scene for about 5 seconds.


Your Freedom Wasn't & Still Isn't Free!

Forward this to as many people as you can so that they can see this incredible display!

   ABSOLUTELY! Thanks so much, Wayne Honey! We just sent this to over 650 of our favorite people!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN: - Beautiful Scarf with Fringe - with Caron International's Fabulous

BONUS RECIPES: - Very Ritzy Italian Chicken - "Very Ritzy Italian Chicken is fancy enough for company, but easy enough to add excitement to any weeknight meal. Our creamy-cheesy topping for chicken breasts taste luxurious. -  Beef with Barley - "Our beef with barley recipe is a great make ahead meal that offers old-fashioned long cooking tasty comfort! Welcome your gang home to this hearty one pot, for a dinner that satisfies long after they're done eating it!" - White Texas Sheet Cake - "Vanilla rules big-time in our recipe for White Texas Sheet Cake! This moist and melt-in-your-mouth sweet cake is perfect for feeding a crowd!"

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/17/12, 6:59 AM - "Pay It Forward (#5 in a Series of 12)":

Always trusting in Jesus my Lord,
 If you never learn the language of gratitude, you will never be on speaking terms with happiness.
  One of the pictures reminded me of a very dear friend who is so utterly faithful to her son.



    OH, WOW! Thanks, Bill!  



From - 07/22/12:

Bill, Jim, and Scott were at a convention together and were sharing a large suite on the top of a 75-story skyscraper. After a long day of meetings they were shocked to hear that the elevators in their hotel were broken and they would have to climb 75 flights of stairs to get to their room.

Bill said to Jim and Scott, "Let's break the monotony of this unpleasant task by concentrating on something interesting. I'll tell jokes for 25 flights, and Jim can sing songs for 25 flights, and Scott can tell sad stories the rest of the way."

At the 26th floor Bill stopped telling jokes and Jim began to sing.

At the 51st floor Jim stopped singing and Scott began to tell sad stories. "I will tell my saddest story first," he said. "I left the room key in the car!"

1. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2012 - Class of 1967 - 45-Year Reunion. CONTACT: Marty Whitmore McCoy at

2. Thursday, October 4, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at  

4. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 9,10, and 11, 2012 - Class of  1957 - 55-Year Reunion - Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News. CONTACT: Pat Beck Letzinger at

5. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/20/12

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


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Heartaches By The Number

Written by
Harlan Howard (08 Sept 1927 – 03 Mar 2002)

Recorded by Guy Mitchell (27 Feb 1927 – 01 July 1999), 1959

Heartaches by the number
Troubles by the score
Everyday you love me less
Each day I love you more
Yes, I've got heartaches by the number
A love that I can't win
But the day that I stop counting
That's the day my world will end

Heartache number one was when you left me
I never knew that I could hurt this way
And heartache number two
Was when you *come* back again
You came back but never meant to stay

Yes, I've got
Heartaches by the number
Troubles by the score
Everyday you love me less
Each day I love you more
Yes, I've got heartaches by the number
A love that I can't win
But the day that I stop counting
That's the day my world will end

Heartache number three
was when you called me
And said that you were comin' back to stay
With hopeful heart
I waited for your knock on the door
I waited but you must have lost your way

Yes, I've got
Heartaches by the number
Troubles by the score
Everyday you love me less
Each day I love you more
Yes, I've got heartaches by the number
A love that I can't win
But the day that I stop counting
That's the day my world will end

"Heartaches by the Number" midi courtesy of - 09/22/12

"Heartaches by the Number" lyrics courtesy of - 09/22/12

"Heartache" Image courtesy of - 09/22/12

Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/16/06

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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!

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

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