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11/12/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Handle with Care

“I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”

Marilyn Monroe
(01 June 1926 - o5 Aug 1962)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's theme returns to us again at the suggestion of  Charles Schneider ('60) of TX on 10/20/15: "See if you can use these for one of your newsletters."

BONUS - - Handle with Care - The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1

   Here ya go, Charles - thanks again!


The Traveling Wilburys (sometimes shortened to the Wilburys) were an English-American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. The band recorded two albums in 1988 and 1990, though Orbison died before the second was recorded...


"Handle with Care" is the first track from the Traveling Wilburys 1988 album, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, and the group's most successful single. Writing credits are shared by all five band members, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan.

The single reached #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, #21 on the UK singles chart[2] and #3 on the ARIA Chart.[3]

The song received a highly positive retrospective review from Allmusic journalist Matthew Greenwald, who described the song as "one of the most memorable records of the 1980s." Greenwald wrote: "Musically, the song is built around a descending, folk-rock chord pattern and some fine major-key chorus movements. George Harrison handles the verses, and there are also two excellent bridges featuring Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. Orbison's section capitalizes on his awesome, operatic vocal pipes, and the effect is wonderful."[4] The opening chords are reminiscent of Jeff Lynne's "10538 Overture", the ELO single from 1972 and Paul Weller's, "The Changing Man".

The song was originally intended as the B-side of Harrison's "This Is Love". Harrison had not yet written a song for the B-side when an impromptu gathering of the musicians who became the Wilburys turned into an informal songwriting and jam session. Casting about for a song idea while relaxing in a garden near Bob Dylan's recording studio, Harrison was inspired when he noticed a box in Dylan's garage that was labelled "Handle with Care". The box also inspired the opening line: "been beat up and battered around." The complete song quickly followed, with different members of the gathering contributing various lines. The group moved to a recording studio and quickly laid down the basic tracks which were later polished by eventual Wilburys producer Jeff Lynne. The song depicts a conversation between a man and his new found love wherein he is recounting life's experiences which have affected him, contributed to his loneliness, and his plea to his love to "handle me with care" because of all the things he had been through.

Harrison's record company decided that the song was too good to be released as "filler." Encouraged by this response and the enjoyable experience of recording together, the group re-convened to record the first Wilburys album, which featured "Handle With Care" as the lead track.

The music video for the song features all the group members performing the song in an abandoned building while standing around an old-fashioned boom microphone, with drummer Jim Keltner in the background. There are brief cutaways to show still photos of the singers as children or young teens.

The song was the last release and video for group member Roy Orbison prior to his death on December 6, 1988...


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

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

17 - Ronald Creech ('57) AND Wayne Gaskill ('63);

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, 1940 - The Battle of Gabon ended as Free French Forces took Libreville, Gabon, and all of French Equatorial Africa from Vichy French forces.

November 12, 1940 - Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov arrived in Berlin to discuss the possibility of the Soviet Union joining the Axis Powers.

November 12, 1941 - Temperatures around Moscow dropped to -12 °C as the Soviet Union launched ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.

November 12, 1941 - The Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina was destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol.

November 12, 1942 - The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces began near Guadalcanal. The battle lasted for three days and ended with an American victory.

November 12, 1944 - The Royal Air Force launched 29 Avro Lancaster bombers, which sank the German battleship Tirpitz, with 12,000 lb. Tallboy bombs off Tromsø, Norway.

November 12, 1948 - In Tokyo, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East sentenced seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, to death for their roles in World War II.

Sunday, November 12, 1967 - Wrestler and manager Disco Inferno was born Glenn Gilbertti in Brooklyn, New York City, New York.

Sunday, November 12, 1967 - Journalist Iryna Khalip (Iрына Халiп) was born in Minsk, Belorussian SSR, Soviet Union.

Sunday, November 12, 1967 - Boxer Michael Moorer was born Michael Lee Moorer in Brooklyn, New York City, New York.

“Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.”

- Orson Scott Card
(b. 24 Aug 1951)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/12/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 11/11/17:

   Thanks, Linda May!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 11/11/16:

  Thanks, Jean! The very same thing happened to ME! 

“A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often.

- Oliver Herford
(1863 -
05 July 1935)


Thanksgiving Décor Ideas In Dramatic Purple - "Purple is a spectacular color, and some of its dark shades can be really cozy for fall décor. A total purple table setting would be abundant but if you combine purple with burgundy, gold, chocolate, copper and orange – you’ll get a beautiful Thanksgiving table setting. There are so many various shades to choose from: from light pale purples to deeper shades. Find a purple table runner, napkins, tablecloth and some purple flowers for the centerpiece. Or maybe you’ll mix purple tableware with napkins of different shade. Purple veggies, flowers and candles would add a rustic feeling and highlight that it’s Thanksgiving. Enjoy some pretty purple décor ideas below and Happy Thanksgiving! "

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - Rena Stevens' Neapolitan Throw - Katherine Eng's Christmas Granny Afghan - Lisa James' Oreo Cookie Afghan - Katherine Eng's Crimson Tree Skirt

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related): - 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 - 11/11/16:

A woman went to her dentist to have her dentures adjusted for the fifth time. She said they still didn’t fit.

“Well,” said the dentist, “I’ll do it again this time, but no more. There’s no reason why these shouldn’t fit your mouth easily.”

“Who said anything about my mouth?” the woman answered. “They don’t fit in the glass!”


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

2. Wednesday, January 10, 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/10/17

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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Handle With Care

Written and Recorded by The Traveling Wilburys, 1988

Been beat up and battered 'round
Been sent up, and I've been shot down
You're the best thing that I've ever found

Handle me with care
Reputations changeable
Situations tolerable
But baby, you're adorable
Handle me with care
I'm so tired of being lonely
I still have some love to give
Won't you show me that you really care

Everybody's got somebody to lean on
Put your body next to mine, and dream on

I've been fobbed off, and I've been fooled
I've been robbed and ridiculed
In day care centers and night schools
Handle me with care

[Guitar Solo]

Been stuck in airports, terrorized
Sent to meetings, hypnotized
Overexposed, commercialized
Handle me with care

I'm so tired of being lonely
I still have some love to give
Won't you show me that you really care

Everybody's got somebody to lean on
Put your body next to mine, and dream on

I've been uptight and made a mess
But I'll clean it up myself, I guess
Oh, the sweet smell of success
Handle me with care


"Handle With Care" lyrics courtesy of - 12/15/15 (sic)

Handle With Care Image courtesy of - 12/15/15 (sic)

Animated Red Wiggly Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/24/05

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

Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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 Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Twirling Dollar Bill clip art courtesy of - 09/01/05

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

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