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11/09/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dear Hearts and Gentle People

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means
being able to say to him, 'What are you going through?''

- Simone Weil
(03 Feb 1909 - 24 Aug 1943)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I think we could all use a little gentleness right about now.....

BONUS #1 - Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Dinah Shore, 1949

BONUS #2 - Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Bing Crosby

BONUS #3 - Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Jim Reeves


"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" is a popular song published in 1949 with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Bob Hilliard. They were inspired to write the song based on a scrap of paper with the words "Dear friends and gentle hearts" written on it that was found on the body of Stephen Foster when he was discovered in a New York hotel room in January 1864.

Popular versions were recorded in 1949 by Dinah Shore, Gordon MacRae, Bing Crosby and Dennis Day.[1] In the United Kingdom, the song was recorded by Doreen Lundy. Later recordings were made by Perry Como in 1959 and again in 1980. The song references the singer's hometown, and different versions allude to a range of U.S. states.

The Dinah Shore recording was recorded on September 9, 1949, and released by Columbia Records (as catalog number 38605). This version alludes to Tennessee, Shore's home state. The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on November 18, 1949, lasting 16 weeks and peaking at position number seven.[1]

The Gordon MacRae recording was recorded on October 21, 1949, and released by Capitol Records (as catalog number 777). It peaked at number 19 on the Billboard charts. The flip side was "Mule Train," which MacRae recorded October 1, 1949.[1]

The Bing Crosby recording was recorded on October 26, 1949, and released by Decca Records (as catalog number 24798). This version mentions Idaho, close to Crosby's home state of Washington. The flip side was "Mule Train". The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on November 25, 1949, lasting 16 weeks and peaking at number two.[1]

The Dennis Day recording was released by RCA Victor Records as a 78rpm single (catalog number 20-3596), and as a 45rpm single (catalog number 47-3102). The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on January 13, 1950, lasting three weeks and peaking at number 19.[1]

The Doreen Lundy recording was recorded on February 22, 1950, and released by EMI's UK Columbia Records label (as catalog number DB 2649).

The song was performed by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in the 1950 Columbia Pictures film Beyond the Purple Hills.

The Perry Como recording of April 23, 1959, was released as a track on the album Como Swings (catalog number LSP-2010). The Como recording of July 1980, from a live performance, was released on the album Perry Como Live on Tour in 1981 (catalog number AQL1-3826).

A version of the song was also recorded by The Springfields, featuring Dusty Springfield on vocals.

A recording of the song by Bob Crosby and the Bobcats was featured in the trailer for the 2008 retro-futuristic video game Fallout 3.[2], as well as being one of the songs on the in-game radio.


   Happy Birthday today to Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),  Jacob Mansfield of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The United States Marine Corps - 1775 AND Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57) AND David Wittan ('57)AND  Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA AND the late Steve Pullen ('65) (d. 22 Apr 2012)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

11 -  David Bell ('64) of NJ;

12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND  Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL;

14 -  Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND   Timothy of DC (son of   Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA);

15 -   The late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) (d. 11/16/07) AND   My Niece, Shari, of VA;

16 - The late George-Morewitz ('57) (d. 06/09/08)!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 09, 1918 - World War I: Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany abdicated after the German Revolution, and Germany was proclaimed a Republic.


November 09, 1921 - The Partito Nazionale Fascista (PNF), National Fascist Party, came into existence.

November 09, 1923 - In Munich, Germany, police and government troops loyal to the democratic government crushed the Beer Hall Putsch in Bavaria. The failed coup was the work of the Nazis. The event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took control of a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders at gunpoint.

November 09, 1938 - Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath died from the fatal gunshot wounds of Jewish resistance fighter Herschel Grynszpan, an act which the Nazis used as an excuse to instigate the 1938 national pogrom, also known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass." Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men.

November 09, 1940 - Warsaw was awarded the Virtuti Militari, Poland's highest military decoration for courage in the face of the enemy.

November 09, 1989 - The Berlin Wall was opened. 


Friday, November 09, 1968 - Pianist and educator Nazzareno Carusi was born in Celano, Abruzzo, Italy.

Friday, November 09, 1968 - Political scientist, author, and academic Colin Hay was born in the UK.

Friday, November 09, 1968 - Pianist Jan Johansson (b. 16 Sept 1931 in Söderhamn, Hälsingland, Sweden) died in a car crash on his way to a concert in a church in Jönköping, Stockholm County, Sweden at the age of 37.

“Getting other people to like you is simply the other side of liking other people.”

- Norman Vincent Peale
May 1898 - 24 Dec 1993)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/09/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 11/08/18, 6:04 AM:

  So, the election hype is over, the day after cheers or jeers (depending on whether our favorites won or lost) are done and now it's time to get back to what's really important: our family, our jobs, our future and our lives. Whatever might follow in the political world, remember we are still the primary movers of our own destiny. And when we add the power of the Living God at center stage in our life, it becomes so much more doable. So, let's change our focus and direction and turn to peace, lower volume and less animosity and begin getting ready for joyous occasions, for Thanksgiving and then Christmas are on the way. Be upbeat, be positive and be filled with love for "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" will soon be here. Have a blessed Thursday and God bless.

    Thank you so much, Jimmy!



Bernice Hurwitz Adelson

NEWPORT NEWS — Bernice Hurwitz Adelson, the only daughter of Charles and Sadie Hurwitz born in Boston Massachusetts died on Thursday, November 8th at the age of 94.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years, Samuel Adelson, and her elder son, Stanley Adelson.

She is survived by her son, Corey Adelson, his wife, Susan Nachman and their son, Michael.

Bernice loved her country and was proud of serving in the Department of the Air Force for twenty years. She was a member of Rodof Shalom Temple.

A graveside service will be held at noon at the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula on Kecoughtan Road by Rabbi Gilah Dror.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/9/2018.
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   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 11/07/16:

    EXACTAMUNDO! Thanks, Jean!

    From Me ('65) of NC - 11/08/18:

  I've no idea who the genius was behind this, but I think it's the cleverest thing I've seen lately! I only wish I'd seen it forty-eleven years ago!

The text doesn't mention three other things I noticed: the nose appears to be a real carrot (presumably to offset all those treats, whether homemade or bought); the hats could be crocheted, knit, or purchased; plus a quantity of plain white wrapping paper combined with black duct tape will suffice for all. 



“A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it.

- Bob Hope
(29 May 1903 -
27 July 2003)

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/31/18 - "Statistics (#9 in a series of 18)":

  These numbers are based on a single day. The one that may not be clear is the 5000 - an estimate of how many steps the average person takes in a day. I don't know if anyone else will find these of interest, or as much as I do, but one thing that stood out to me is the imbalance in the numbers. Our dependence on technology is clear. It is certainly a blessing in many ways; just hope it does not make life more isolating.

   WOW! Thank you, Shari!




Harvest Decoration Ideas For Thanksgiving - "We all know that Thanksgiving was originally celebrated to thank for the harvest given to live during winter. So, let’s have a look how to use the harvest itself to decorate your Thanksgiving Table and make it colorful, bright and raising your mood. First of all, remember where you put pumpkins after Halloween because it’s a native vegetable for America, it’s bright and there are plenty of ideas how to use it. Cape gooseberry is also fantastic for making some beautiful compositions and decorating your table. Don’t forget the rosehips, paradise apples and chestnuts. These fruit are colorful and reflect the autumn’s spirit very well. Use any berries you want to decorate your celebration; the only point is to make the Thanksgiving Day bright and memorable."


 Maria's Harvest Gold Chameleon Hat - "The November crochet Chameleon Hat is rich with the colors of Fall and holds the promise of a plentiful harvest. Harvest Gold is a return to the simple silhouette and clean lines of the original Chameleon Hat. I’ve added a pretty sunflower, simply because I like them! I hope you enjoy this one."

Fall Motifs

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Kevin's Sweet Potato Casserole - "For a more traditional take on one of the most classic holiday recipes, try out Kevin's Sweet Potato Casserole recipe. This sweet potato recipe from Kevin of Closet Cooking ( only uses real, wholesome ingredients."

Mr. Food's Scalloped Potatoes - "Scalloped? Au gratin? Creamed? Whatever you call them, everyone will say 'OOH it's so GOOD!!' about this Scalloped Potatoes recipe."

Mr. Food's Taco 'Tatoes - "We all love tacos, and we all love baked potatoes. It's only natural to combine these two favorites to get a dish worthy of a grand 'Ole!'"


From - 11/08/16:

Did you hear about the professional golfer who got arrested for assaulting his chauffeur?

All he did was take out his driver.


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 14, 2018 - 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.

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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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in the bucket."


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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Words by Bob Hilliard (28 Jan 1918 – 01 Feb 1971);

Music by Sammy Fain (17 June 1902 – 06 Dec 1989), 1949

I love those dear hearts and gentle people,
Who live in my home town.
Because those dear hearts and gentle people
Will never ever let you down.

They read the good Book from Fri' till Monday,
That's how the weekend goes.
I've got a dream house I'll build there one day,
With picket fence and ramblin' rose.

I feel so welcome each time that I return
That my happy heart keeps laughin' like a clown.
I love the dear hearts and gentle people,
Who live and love in my home town.

There's a place I'd like to go and it's Batten, Idaho,
Where your friendly neighbors smile and say "Hello."
It's a pleasure and a treat to meander down the street,
That's why I want the whole wide world to know.

I love those dear hearts and gentle people,
Who live in my home town.
Because those dear hearts and gentle people
Will never ever let you down

"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" midi courtesy of - 11/07/07

"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" lyrics courtesy of - 11/09/07

"Heart's Delight" Quilt Block courtesy of - 11/09/07

"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" Guitar Tabs available at - 11/09/07

Fence with Pink Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/29/05

Rose Covered Fence clip art courtesy of - 06/14/06

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

Animated USMC and 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!

Gold Star of David clip art courtesy of - 12/26/05

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!

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

Tiny Animated Snowman clip art courtesy of - 12/08/04

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

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

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