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11/12/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Things We Did Last Summer

“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.”

- Celia Thaxter
(29 June 1835 - 25 Aug 1894)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's time for another visit to this classic love song from 1946 - and wouldn't you know  it?!?  One of the best-known recordings was by Frank Sinatra!

   I located five great versions for you.  Pick your favorite; you already know mine!

BONUS #1 - - The Things We Did Last Summer - Frank Sinatra

BONUS #2 - - The Things We Did Last Summer - Dean Martin

BONUS #3 - - The Things We Did Last Summer - Jo Stafford, 1946

BONUS #4 - - The Things We Did Last Summer - Edie Gorme

BONUS #5 - - The Things We Did Last Summer - The Lettermen


"The Things We Did Last Summer" is a popular song from 1946. The words were written by Sammy Cahn, with the composition by Jule Styne. Several recordings have been made, the most well known of which include versions by Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford and Vaughn Monroe. Dean Martin recorded different versions in his 1959 and 1966 Christmas LPs.....

"The Things We Did Last Summer" was a hit song by Jo Stafford released in 1946 on the Capital label. Stafford's version of the song peaked at #10 in the United States.....


   Happy Birthday today to Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA;

16 -    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);

17 - Ronald Creech ('57);

18 -   Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 12, 1942 - The naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a major victory.

November 12, 1944 - The German battleship "Tirpitz" was sunk off the coast of Norway.

November 12, 1948 - The war crimes tribunal sentenced Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo and six other World War II Japanese leaders to death.


Monday, November 12, 1962 - Journalist and television presenter Mariella Frostrup was born Laura Elizabeth Mariella Frostrup in Oslo, Norway.

Monday, November 12, 1962 - Ice hockey player Mark Hunter was born Mark William Hunter in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada.

Monday, November 12, 1962 - Writer Neal Shusterman was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, November 12, 1962 - Singer and guitarist Brix Smith (The Fall, The Adult Net) was born Laura Elisse Salenger in Los Angeles, California.

Monday, November 12, 1962 - Author and feminist Naomi Wolf was born in San Francisco, California.




      - brand new page with three images!

From Ron Smith ('65) of VA - 11/11/12, 9:20 AM:

Check out this morning's Daily Press obits.       Mrs. Cash died. 


   Oh, Ron, thank you so much for letting me know!  Mrs. Cash was such a sweet woman and always so kind and helpful to everyone.

     From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of VA - 11/11/12, 9:41 AM - RE: 07/24/12 -     Dave Arnold - Class of 1965 :


Thanks for doing this special edition. I had never been able to bring myself to look at all the notes. I am glad that so many people knew the Dave that I knew and loved, and they appreciated him. You have lifted my spirits.

Love, Pam

   Thank you so much, Cousin Pam! I'm so glad that I was finally able to at least start it, and that you were finally able to read it. You and Dave are very special to me. I hope to be able to finish it in the coming days.

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/11/12 - "Nashville News!":

If you would be so good as to tell that guy in Nashville --      Russell Eugene Collins -- aka, my good and cherished friend and fraternity brother--Rip-- that not only do I remember things that we did together, I am still smart enough not to share them!!
I am pleased that he has managed to learn to read and has grown to such an advanced age without someone shooting him! There's something to be said for dumb luck.
Thanks for thinking of me, dear friend--health and happiness to ya--now and forever!! Keep those cuts coming!!
Robert Wayne Stokes (the first of three!!) Dare I say "Senior"??
R. Wayne Stokes - #1
Robert W. Stokes, Jr.- #2
Robert W. ("Trey") Stokes - #3
That explains it all!! Yep, Rip, we're still multiplying!!
PS.      Pam, it is great that you were able to take your grandson to ride the same Merry-Go-Round as you once did--a treat for the both of ya. I'm sure you enjoyed it more than your grandson--but in a different way. When you can remember events of 50 or so years ago as if they were just a few weeks ago-- sometimes doesn't match the reality that we have grandchildren--but we do love them beyond words. With Rip's "dumb luck" and God's will, I hope to see the day that I can do the same!

   Ahh, Wayne Honey! It's so good to have you and Rip Precious back at each other's throats where you belong! How I've missed your delightful repartee! Thank you, Gentlemen!

From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 11/11/12:

As I sit cozy and safe in my apartment today, I'm thinking of all you veterans who have given so much to a world that largely doesn't appreciate it. Thank you for all you do, all you've given, and your continued service. This video tribute was put together by my brother -         Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - an active-duty soldier.

   Thank you so much, Dale - and Brent!

       From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC - 11/11/12 - "One Singular Sensation":

Hello Friends! I have a new blog for you today on Last Tango with Charis. This one is a tribute to Elliott Carter while solving the lawyer problem (Yes, Virginia, there is a lawyer problem!). Enjoy!

   I always enjoy your blogs, Charis! Thanks so much!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Rena Stevens' Neapolitan Throw - Katherine Eng's Christmas Granny Afghan - Lisa James' Oreo Cookie Afghan - Katherine Eng's Crimson Tree Skirt

BONUS RECIPES: - Autumn Sweet Potatoes - "Layers of sweet potatoes, pineapple, and carrots come together in a casserole that you and your family just won't be able to resist! Try this delicacy tonight." - "Bag 'n' Bake" - "Bag 'n' Bake is a potato recipe that'll have the kids begging to help you. This easy side dish recipe is fun and yummy, too!"

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#17 in a Series of 22)":



     AWWWWW! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!

Who says "three's a crowd"??

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/24/12, 12:32 PM - "More Really Cool Ideas (#9 in a Series of 18)":

Some of these are really great ideas.
Had 2 Share

     WOWZERS! Thanks, Ruthie!  



From - 11/11/12:

After 17 years of marriage, a man dumped his wife for a younger woman. The downtown luxury apartment was in his name and he wanted to remain there with his new love so he asked the wife to move out and then he would buy her another place. The wife agreed to this, but asked that she be given 3 days on her own there to pack up her things.

While he was gone the first day, she lovingly put her personal belongings into boxes and crates and suitcases. On the second day she had the movers come and collect her things. On the third day she sat down for the last time at their candlelit dining table, soft music playing in the background, and feasted on a pound of shrimp and a bottle of chardonnay. When she had finished, she went into each room and deposited a few of the resulting shrimp shells into the hollow of the curtain rods. She then cleaned up the kitchen and left.

The husband came back with his new girl and all was bliss for the first few days. Then it started, slowly but surely. Clueless, the man could not explain why the place smelled so bad. They tried everything; cleaned and mopped and aired the place out. Vents were checked for dead rodents, carpets were steam cleaned, air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in, the carpets were replaced, and on it went.

Finally, they could take it no more and decided to move. The moving company arrived and did a very professional packing job, taking everything to their new home...including the curtain rods.

1. Thursday, December 6, 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. Wednesday, December 12, 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 11/09/12

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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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The Things We Did Last Summer

Words by
Sammy Cahn, Music by Jule Styne, 1946

The boat rides we would take, the moonlight on the lake
The way we danced and hummed our fav'rite song
The things we did last summer I'll remember all winter long

The midway and the fun, the kewpie dolls we won
The bell I rang to prove that I was strong
The things we did last summer I'll remember all winter long

The early morning hike, the rented tandem bike
The lunches that we used to pack
We never could explain that sudden summer rain
The looks we got when we got back

The leaves began to fade like promises we made
How could a love that seemed so right go wrong?
The things we did last summer I'll remember all winter long

<brief instrumental>

I've tried so to forget, at times I do, and yet
The mem'ry of you lingers like our song
The things we did last summer, I'll remember all winter long

"The Things We Did Last Summer" midi (sequenced by Gene Confrey) courtesy of - 11/12/09

"The Things We Did Last Summer" lyrics courtesy of - 11/12/09

 "homigl14's" Image, "Summer Love" courtesy of - 11/12/09

Green Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/15/05

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

Animated Coast Guard and Air Force Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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!

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08 

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