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10/20/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Whispering Grass

“That we may mark with wonder and chaste dread
At hour of noon, when, with our limbs outspread
Lazily in the whispering grass, we lie
To gaze out fully upon the windy sky-
Far, far away, and kindly, friend with friend
To talk the old, old talk that has no end,
Roaming-without a name-without a chart
The unknown garden of another's heart.”

- C. S. Lewis
(29 Nov 1898 – 22 Nov 1963)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's time again for a Golden Oldie, this one from 1940.

BONUS - Whispering Grass - The Ink Spots


   Happy Birthday today to Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND   John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  The late Mr. Julius Conn (d. Sept 1983) AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND     Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND   Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

22 -   The late Herb Hice (d. 18 Apr 2008) AND the late Allen Hall ('61) (d. 17 Feb 2013) AND  the late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (d. 22 Sept 2007) AND  the late Annette Funicello (d. 08 Apr 2013) AND  the late Craig Miller ('63) (d. 28 Apr 2019) Al Farber ('64) of VA AND  the late Joe Mooney ('65) (d. 30 Oct 2001);

23 -    Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA;

24 -   Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Susan Perkins Best ('63) AND  Mark Friedman ('65) of VA;

25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND  Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA AND Owen Smith ('63);

26 -  Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND  Randy Tate ('66) of DE;

27 -  Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND the late Kermit Whiteside ('57) (d. 13 Mar 2014) AND     Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND  Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA AND Fred Shelton ('63) AND  Eddie Perry ('65) of TN!

 Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 20, 1941 - Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia were killed in the Kragujevac massacre.

October 20, 1943 - The cargo vessel Sinfra was attacked by Allied aircraft at Suda Bay, Crete. It sank, and 2,098 Italian prisoners of war drowned with it.

October 20, 1944 - The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberated Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia.

October 20, 1944 - General Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his promise to return to the Philippines when he commanded an Allied assault on the islands, reclaiming them from the Japanese.


October 20, 1970 - Footballer Sander Boschker was born Sander Bernard Jozef Boschker in Lichtenvoorde, Oost Gelre, Gelderland, the Netherlands.

October 20, 1970 - Businessman Neil Heywood was born in Kensington, London, England. He was murdered and found dead under mysterious circumstances in a hotel room in Chongqing, China on 14 Nov 2011 at the age of 41.

October 20, 1970 - Poet and illustrator Aapo Ilves was born in Räpina, Põlva County, Estonia.

October 20, 1970 - Blogger and author Michelle Malkin was born Michelle Maglalang in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.

- Andre Gide
(22 Nov 1869 - 19 Feb 1951)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/20/17:
   Thank you, Joan!

From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 10/19/20, 8:00 PM:

Sure did miss ya!!!

   Thanks so much, Rochelle! You've no idea just how much I've missed doing what I've been doing for the last 20 years!

From the Cutest Boy in the Class of 1965, HP Lucas of NC - 10/19/20, 5:27 PM - "New Email Addy":
Thank you for contacting me.

My email address is changing to To ensure the best service, please update our contact information with our new email address.

In the meantime, your email has been forwarded to my new email address. We will respond to your message very soon...

    Thank you, H.P.! I have you all switched on my mailing list now. Let me know if you'd like that address published here. Otherwise, mum's the word.

   From Nuel Quisenberry ('58) of VA - 10/19/20, 6:33 PM - " Passing of Hugh McLawhorn, Class of 1957":


Writing to inform you of the passing of Hugh Mclawhorn NNHS 1957, who passed away on September 3, 2020 in Wilmington, NC. He was born on September 17, 1939.

Nuel Quisenberry NNHS 1958
2215 Dartford Rd, Henrico,Va.

   Thank you so much, Nuel; I would never have found this. You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your good friend and schoolmate.

    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 10/20/20, 8:44 PM:

Yes...and I hope all is well with you and yours...
Thank you, Santa Jim! By and large, yes, it is!

  From John Murden ('60) of VA - 10/20/20, 9:29 PM: 


I was just going back thru the years and had a problem getting lower that 12/12/2017. Database issues?

Thanks for ALL you do to keep us Typhoon up on the goings-on involving our beloved high school.

Looking forward with hope to when classes can meet in groups of more than 10 again!

John Murden

   AHA! Thank you, John! I discovered that to my horror back  in July, and wondered who would be the next to spot it!

   The orderly display of that page (though blessedly not its contents) was lost during a computer switching operation, probably in July/August 2019. It would've been an easy fix had I caught it in time, but I did not. I had dim hopes that when     my #5 Son, Nathaniel (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) visited me from MO in August/September of this year, he would have some magical cure, but unfortunately that was not to be.

   The good news is, I can do it manually, bit by bit, and so I shall.

   Let us begin:

NNHS Newsletters - 2017:

12/19/17 Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
12/18/17 Ave Maria
12/17/17 Joy to the World (Third Sunday in Advent)
12/16/17 O Little Town of Bethlehem
12/15/17 Angels We Have Heard on High
12/14/17 Second Day of Hanukkah
12/13/17 First Day of Hanukkah

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. - Douglas Adams
(11 Mar 1952 - 11 May 2001)

Grass Rug - YOWZERONI! The pattern is free, and it works up quite quickly, but the yarns will set you back almost $50.00!!!

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related):

Mr. Food's Country Ham with Red Eye Gravy - "This truck-stop down-home southern recipe for Country Ham with Red Eye Gravy is comfort at its best. Our 4 ingredient version of this classic can be on your table in no time."

Mr. Food's Refrigerator Spoon Rolls - "These are a real Southern favorite 'cause the dough can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for weeks. That makes it easy to bake up some fresh rolls anytime we get drop-ins!"

Mr. Food's Butter Bean and Ham Soup - "Wanna get everyone's attention? Top each bowlful of this with crispy homemade croutons. And to be real Southern, make croutons with cubes of leftover corn bread that you toss with butter and toast in the oven. Oh, what a classic!"


From - 10/19/17:

The Law of Equality states: "The time taken by a wife when she says, 'I'll be ready in 5 minutes' is exactly equal to the time taken by a husband when he says, 'I'll call you in 5 minutes.'"

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/20/20

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good 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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Whispering Grass

Written by Fred Fisher (30 Sept 1875 - 14 Jan 1942) and his daughter Doris Fisher (1915 –2003)

Recorded by
The Ink Spots, 1940

Why do you whisper, green grass
Why tell the trees what ain't so?
Whispering grass
The trees don't have to know
Why tell them all your secrets
Who kissed there long ago?
Whispering grass
The trees don't need to know
Now don't you tell it to the breeze
'Cause she will tell it to the trees
And everyone will know
Because you told them once before
Yes, you told them once before
It's no secret anymore
Why tell them all the old things
They're buried under the snow
Whispering grass don't tell the trees
'Cause the trees don't need to know
Why tell them all your secrets
Who kissed there long ago?
Whispering grass
The trees don't need to know
Now don't you tell it to the breeze
'Cause she will run and tell it to the trees
And everyone will know
'Cause you told them once before
Yes, you told them once before
That's no, no secret anymore
Why tell them all the old things
They're buried under the snow
Whispering grass don't tell the trees
'Cause the trees don't need to know

"Whispering Grass" midi courtesy of
extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 10/21/10 (sic)
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Whispering Grass" lyrics courtesy of - 10/21/10 (sic)

"Whispering Grass" Image courtesy of - 10/21/10 (sic)

Pulsing Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!

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

Animated Waving Santa Smiley courtesy of Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/25/17
Thanks, Ruthie!

"You Win an Award" Image courtesy of - 11/04/12 - INVISIBLE!

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

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

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