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10/23/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Keep on the Sunny Side

“The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad,
like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.”

- Henry Adams
(16 Feb 1838 - 27 Mar 1918)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Do you have "comfort movies" that you just like to watch again and again? I have several.  This song is featured in one of them - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). 

BONUS - Keep on the Sunny Side - The Whites - This slide show is hysterical!


Keep On the Sunny Side is a popular American song originally written in 1899 by Ada Blenkhorn (1858–1927) with music by J. Howard Entwisle (1866–1903). The song was popularized in a 1928 recording by the Carter Family. A recording of the song with The Whites was featured in the 2000 movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

In 1899 Ada Blenkhorn was inspired to write the Christian hymn by a phrase used by her nephew. Blenkhorn's nephew was disabled and always wanted his wheelchair pushed down "the sunny side" of the street. The Carter Family learned of the song from A. P. Carter's uncle who was a music teacher, and they recorded the song in Camden, New Jersey in 1928. "Keep on the Sunny Side" became their theme song on the radio in later years. A.P. Carter's tombstone has a gold record of the song embedded in it.[1][2]


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Susan Perkins Best ('63) AND  Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

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

29 - The late Ray Barnes ('65) (d. 04 July 2019) AND   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;

30 -   Virginia Gall (February '48) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

October 23, 1941 - Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov took command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.

October 23, 1942 - The Battle for Henderson Field began during the Guadalcanal Campaign; it ended on October 26.

October 23, 1942 - Second Battle of El Alamein: At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery began a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt.

October 23, 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf – The largest naval battle in history began in the Philippines.

October 23, 1944 - The Soviet Red Army entered Hungary.

October 23, 1998 - Japan nationalized its first bank since World War II.  

October 23, 1969 - Author and illustrator Trudi Canavan was born in Kew, Melbourne, Australia.

October 23, 1969 - Football player and coach Bill O'Brien was born William James O'Brien in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

October 23, 1969 - Actress Brooke Theiss was born in Palos Verdes, California.

“The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.” 

- Duguet

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/23/17:
   Thank you, Joan!

  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 10/22/19, 4:56 PM:
    ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Mark!

From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 10/22/19, 1:37 PM:


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/22/19:


“Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.” 

-  Dave Barry
(b. 03 July 1947)

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry, not theme related):
Midnight Rainbow Crochet Phone Cover - "This crochet cell phone cover with detachable strap is not only pretty, but also very practical! Use it without strap to protect your cell phone worn in the bag or attach the strap and hang it around your neck, for example, to have your hands free at the playground or hearing music while driving a bike, etc."

Beverly Mewhorter's Boo Ghosts - "This trio will surely scare up a giggle from all trick or treaters!"

Giant Spiderweb Decor - "This GIANT Spiderweb will give your house the perfect SPOOKY look for Halloween! It is very fast & easy to work up! You can make them in all different sizes & put them all over your house - outside & in!":

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related):
Homestyle One Pot Goulash - "Enjoy the comforts of home-cooking just like grandma used to make with this super simple recipe for Homestyle One Pot Goulash. With a medley of delicious flavors like ground beef, onion, green pepper, mushroom, tomato and more, it's easy to see why this goulash is a crowd pleaser every time it's served. Best of all, this one pot recipe minimizes the cleanup you'll have to do after you're done enjoying your meal, because let's face it: no one wants to do a ton of dishes after eating a delicious dinner like this one!"

Farm Stand One Pot Wonder - "This Farm Stand One Pot Wonder is the perfect easy weeknight dinner solution because it cuts down on preparation and clean-up time! Ham, potatoes, onion, green beans and corn are all cooked together in one pot to create a complete meal. This one pot wonder is perfect for lazy nights when you don't want to fuss over a difficult dinner. Just place all the ingredients in a pot and let it cook! The combined foods add flavor to each other to create a delicious meal in no time."

Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini - "Remember that chicken tetrazzini recipe that your mom used to make when you were a kid? Well, Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini is even better! Just throw the ingredients together and let it simmer in the slow cooker. You only need to spend ten minutes in the kitchen to prepare this delectable dish. The combination of pasta, chicken, and cheese makes this slow cooker chicken recipe a hearty must-have meal. Your family will beg for this amazing dinner recipe week after week."


From - 10/22/19:

Mr. Smith who was out of work met Mr. Jones at the local coffee shop.

Mr. Jones: "I heard you were offered a job and turned it down?"

Mr. Smith: "Yes, it was to be the President/CEO of a new communications company. I turned it down as there was no room for advancement."


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 13, 2019 -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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/16/19

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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Keep On the Sunny Side

Words by Ada Blenkhorn (1858–1927), 1899

Music by J. Howard Entwisle (1866–1903), before 1902

Recorded by The Whites, before 2000

 There's a dark and a troubled side of life;
There's a bright and a sunny side, too;
Tho' we meet with the darkness and strife,
The sunny side we also may view.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life;
It will help us ev'ry day, it will brighten all the way,
If we keep on the sunny side of life.

Tho' the storm in its fury break today,
Crushing hopes that we cherished so dear,
Storm and cloud will in time pass away,
The sun again will shine bright and clear.

Let us greet with a song of hope each day,
Tho' the moments be cloudy or fair;
Let us trust in our Savior alway,
Who keepeth everyone in His care.


"Keep on the Sunny Side" midi courtesy of - 10/09/11

"Keep on the Sunny Side" lyrics courtesy of - 10/09/11

Sunny Face Image courtesy of - 10/09/11

Rising Sun Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/11/05

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

Animated USAF Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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

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