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10/22/17 - NNHS Newsletter - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome.
One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say -- and to feel --
'Yes, that's the way it is, or at least that's the way I feel it. You're not as alone as you thought.'”

- John Steinbeck
(27 Feb 1902 - 20 Dec 1968)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   OOOH, a nice sad old song from 1949; you know how much I love sad old songs.  

BONUS - - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams, 1949


"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1949. The song about loneliness was largely inspired by his troubled relationship with wife Audrey Sheppard. With evocative lyrics, such as the opening lines "Hear that lonesome whip-poor-will/He sounds too blue to fly," the song has been covered by a wide range of musicians.

Rolling Stone ranked it #111 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It's the second oldest song on the list, and one of only two from the 1940s.


   Happy Birthday today to  The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND  the late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) AND the late  Annette Funicello (deceased 08 Apr 2013) AND  Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND   Al Farber ('64) of GA AND  the late Joe Mooney ('65) (deceased 10/30/01)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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 Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND     Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA AND Fred Shelton ('63) AND  Eddie Perry ('65) of TN;

28 - Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND  Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA;

29 -   Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 22, 1941 - French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages were executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.

October 22, 1943 - In the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducted an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.


Sunday, October 22, 1967 - Composer and conductor Salvatore Di Vittorio was born in Palermo, Italy.

Sunday, October 22, 1967 - Singer Rita Guerra was born Rita Maria de Azevedo Mafra Guerra in Lisbon, Portugal.

Sunday, October 22, 1967 - Oona King, Baroness King of Bow, was born Oona Tamsyn King in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Sunday, October 22, 1967 - Skier Ulrike Maier was born in Rauris, Salzburg, Austria. On 29 Jan 1994 at the age of 26, she was killed in a skiing accident in Murnau, Bavaria, Germany.

Sunday, October 22, 1967 - Comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter Carlos Mencia was born Ned Arnel Mencia in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the seventeenth of eighteen children.

Sunday, October 22, 1967 - Ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster Ron Tugnutt was born Ronald Frederick Bradley Tugnutt in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.  

“Spiritual experiences have less to do with what is happening around us and everything to do with what is happening within our hearts.”

 - , October 2016
05 Sept 1951)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/22/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

   From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 10/20/17 - "HOW TO IDENTIFY ‘CRAZIES?":

The Las Vegas Tragedy, How to Combat Evil?

By Harry M. Covert

While chaos from the Las Vegas catastrophe still looms large, safety and security remains first and foremost on the minds and duties of all public officials.

This is not over speak or extra alert. It’s reality. Normal living requires added attention for suspicious people and objects everywhere.

It’s easy to regard – or say a person is – crazy or nuts. It’s virtually impossible to see an individual and report them mentally ill. After the fact of a horrible act, everybody is an expert with 20/20 vision.

One of the best sworn officers I’ve known is now retired is Sherman, a sweet and brilliant Labrador retriever. This magnificent animal was and still is sidekick to retired Alexandria, VA., deputy sheriff John O’Hara. What a team they were. Sherman could sense drugs and bombs almost instantly. He did, too, and was rewarded with a nice treat.

Sherman never forgot people.

There are many other sworn men and women who daily come face-to-face with deficient individuals. This is a tough job and dangerous, too.

How to identify those dangerous people is beyond simple and easy.

An umpire friend was working an American Legion baseball doubleheader. After the first game, the ump was changing equipment at his car. Suddenly a man with a rifle cocked, threatening to kill him.

Fans and parents saw the incident and managed to subdue the angry drunken man.

Police arrived quickly. The problem was this individual learned his catcher son missed out on a Virginia athletic scholarship for failing high school exams. Broken hearted.

Fortunately no shot was fired. The father was sentenced to mental health hospitalization.

Sadly, the Mandalay Bay horror was not caught in advance. Who could have predicted a multi-millionaire’s massive shootings?

All the psychics, palm readers and magic makers did not and could not make an advance warning.

However, to the present, let’s hope and pray that copy cats and those with mental problems will be found before other tragedies occur.

With high school football games in heavy season, collegiate teams and even the Sunday proceedings drawing crowds, alertness is vital.

It’s not merely popular sporting events or concerts that must be protected. Everyday shoppers at the malls, grocery stores, gas stations, and popular restaurants must be prepared, just in case.

Not everyone who shoots, stabs or kills is crazy. Others are extremely mean and angry.

All peace officers at every level, criminal lawyers and judges know there are crazies and vicious people. Men and women of the cloth know, too.

How to combat evil? Real answers, please.

    I certainly have no answers, but thank you for your insights, Harry!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 10/21/17:

   Thank you, Jean!

“Do goofy stories make people nice? What if, in their goofiness, these stories somehow inspire that in the right way. Is that a social good?

- Matt Stone
(b. 26 May 1971

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related): -  Bonnie Barker's Yule Tree Throw & Pillow - "This elegant design will add a note of comfort to any style of decorating and will be enjoyed whenever the weather is cold. The cable patterns are beautifully designed, featuring fir trees along the centers of both throw and pillow."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - Country-Bumpkin Fried Steak - "Country-Bumpkin Fried Steak is a down-home old-fashioned favorite in the South, Midwest, and Southwest. No matter where you live, this easy skillet meal has an extra-special country-fried topping that's sure to win raves at your dinner table!" - Real Butter Cookies - "Crisp butter cookies like Mama used to make. Mmm, they melt in your mouth. Make sure you take a bite of these homemade cookies fresh out of the oven for the ultimate comfort dessert." - Hot Tomato Grits - "No true Southern breakfast would be complete without a helping of grits! And with bacon, cheese and tomatoes, you can't go wrong!"


From - 10/21/17:

Myra was going to the office party but needed a new party dress.

In the clothing store she asked, "May I try on that dress in the window, please?"

"Certainly not, madam,'" responded the salesgirl. "You'll have to use the fitting room like everyone else."

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

2. 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.

3. 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

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   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

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Written and recorded by Hank Williams (17 Sept 1923 – 01 Jan 1953), 1949

 Hear that lonesome whippoorwill,
He sounds too blue to fly.
The midnight train is whining low,
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

I've never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by.
The moon just went behind a cloud
To hide its face and cry.

Did you ever see a robin weep,
When leaves began to die?
That means he's lost the will to live,
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple sky.
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" midi courtesy of - 10/28/11 (sic)

"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" lyrics courtesy
of - 10/28/11 (sic)

Falling Star Image courtesy of - 10/28/11 (sic)

Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 09/05/05

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

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

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!

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

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