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11/20/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
You've Changed

“It really changed my life. When we split up, something changed, permanently,
in me. My heart sort of broke that day, and it will never be the same.”

- Gwyneth Paltrow
(b. 27 Sept 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

  You can't appreciate the happy moments if you don't know the sad..... 

BONUS #1 - - You've Changed - Billie Holiday

BONUS #2 - - You've Changed - Sarah Vaughan, 1960

BONUS #3 - - You've Changed - Ligia Piro - Hmmm - she could have a bit of a problem here; she's singing, "No need to tell me that we're through, It's all over now," and she appears to be rather preggers.....  It reminds me of a cartoon I saw in a magazine at least 50 years ago of an obviously pregnant Juliet standing on her balcony, and mournfully pleading, "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?"

BONUS #4 - - You've Changed - George Michael - My Favorite Version! 


"You've Changed" is a popular song originally written by Bill Carey and Carl Fischer in 1941. It has been covered by many singers...

   Happy Birthday today to  Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND   Timothy of DC (son of   Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND     Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA AND  the late Rose Woodard Groff ('65) (deceased 10/14/84)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

23 -  Sandra Ray ('61) of VA AND  John Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND the late Fayetta Covert Stansbury (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72) (deceased 06/03/10);

24 -  Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA;

25 - The late Donnie Satisky ('56) (deceased 11/24/15) AND   Michael Sisk ('63) of CA;

26 -  The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (deceased 01/28/15) AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV AND   Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC;

27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND   Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND  Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;

28 - Jennings Bryan (June '42) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 20, 1917 - World War I: Battle of Cambrai began: British forces made early progress in an attack on German positions but were later pushed back.


November 20, 1940 - Hungary became a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.

November 20, 1943 - The Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) began – United States Marines landed on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffered heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns.

November 20, 1945 - Nuremberg Trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals started at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.

November 20, 2002 - The German film "Goebbels and Geduldig" aired on national television in Germany. It was the first German made satirical film on the Nazis.


Monday, November 20, 1967 - Basketball player Chris Childs was born in Bakersfield, California.

Monday, November 20, 1967 - Businessman and politician Tarique Rahman was born in Karachi, Pakistan.

Monday, November 20, 1967 - Singer and songwriter Martin Walkyier was born in England.

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”

- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
(02 Oct 1869 - 30 Jan 1948)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/20/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 11/18/17 - "James River Bridge":


When it opened on Nov. 17, 1928, the James River Bridge ranked as the world's longest

By Mark St. John Erickson, | 757-247-4783

NOVEMBER 17, 2017, 9:36 AM



When it opened on Nov. 17, 1928, the James River Bridge ranked as the world's longest. This 1948 photo shows the original James River Bridge on its 20th anniversary. (FILE / Daily Press)

Eighty-nine years ago this week, the world's longest bridge opened on the lower James River.

Measuring nearly 5 miles in length, the first fixed link across Hampton Roads not only tied the Peninsula to the rest of the region but also connected it to an important national north-south route known as the Atlantic Coast or Ocean Highway.

Some 30,000 people turned out to witness its formal dedication on Nov. 17, which included a 2-mile-long "monster parade," a pyrotechnic recreation of the Civil War battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac and an electrical connection with the White House office of President Calvin Coolidge, who pressed the button that activated the bridge's gigantic lift span and lowered it into position over the 2-lane highway.

"The entire project, including the bridges over the Nansemond River and Chuckatuck Creek, cost about 7 millions," wrote the editorial page of the Daily Press, describing a project that was genuinely regional in character.

"And in our opinion (it) will do more to unite the people of the various Tidewater communities than any other undertaking of the past decade."

Much of the credit for the privately funded bridge went to prominent Newport News businessman and city mayor Philip W. Hiden, whose daughter -- taking a role as the state of Virginia --cut the ribbon opening the span with an immense pair of scissors.

Standing by her side in blue frocks and golden hats was an escort of 23 "fair maidens," each one representing a Hampton Roads city, town or county.

Another key investor was Daily Press Editor W. Scott Copeland, who joined with Hiden to convince the nationally known Boston investment firm of Paine Webber to arrange bond financing for the innovative bridge.

In addition to the record-breaking 4.8-mile span, the crossing boasted a world-leading 300-foot-long lift-span that could rise 147 feet above the James. The one-way toll for driving across this pioneering engineering feat was $1.20."

The historic waters of the James River in Virginia have been conquered by the hands of modern constructive genius inspired by the necessities of 20th-century automobile transportation," wrote Daily Press reporter Heywood Bell in a front-page story emblazoned with numerous deck headlines, including "New Epoch in the History of Virginia."

When the parade started, a "rude cart, drawn by a stolid ox" led a lengthy collection of period vehicles that underscored the bridge's importance as an unprecedented connection with the future.

It was accompanied by a line of marching military units measuring more than a mile in length, while a long series of nearly 100 lavish historical floats entertained the crowd with such prize-winning entries as the "Capture of Blackbeard," which was acted out enthusiastically by the members of the Women's Club of Hampton.

Nine airplanes and two blimps from Langley Field added to the martial pageantry of the affair, as did the presence of the USS Marblehead and numerous other Navy vessels.

Still, less than a year after the James River Bridge opened, the stock market crashed and the bonds issued to pay for the span lost most of their value.

The state of Virginia took it over during World War II and made it part of the commonwealth's highway system.

Despite its initial financial failure, the bridge quickly changed the traditional pattern of life on both sides of the river, encouraging thousands of commuters to look for new jobs and places to live.

Passenger ferries and cargo vessels were soon made obsolete by cars and trucks.

By the mid-1970s, traffic had grown so much that the span had to be replaced by a still larger though not higher 4-lane bridge costing $75 million.

All that remained of the original crossing was a fishing pier on the Newport News side of the river, but that, too eventually was replaced with a new structure.

-- Mark St. John Erickson

    WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Bill! I've added this to our permanent Archive:


“Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?

- Phyllis Diller
(17 July 1917 - 20 Aug 2012

    From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/10/17 - "THE WIT OF WILL ROGERS - STILL APPROPRIATE AFTER 80 YEARS (#9 in a Series of 15)":


SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!



Last Minute Thanksgiving Decorations – Happy Thanksgiving! - "Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at DigsDigs! We hope your day is full of good food, good company, and good memories."

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related): - Mary Jane Protus' One Skein Throw


  From Me ('65) of NC - 11/19/17 - Sensational Double Layer Pumpkin Pie PLUS Rice in Cream Pudding:

  We're planning to make both of these recipes this year! - Slow Cooker Baked Ham with Mustard Glaze


From - 11/20/17:

Because I had forgotten the dates for a number of my friends and relatives' birthdays and anniversaries, I decided to compile a list on the computer and have the dates highlighted on screen when the machine was turned on.

I went to a number of computer stores to find a software program that would do the job, but had no luck at the first few. I finally found one where the clerk seemed experienced.

"Can you recommend something that will remind me of birthdays and anniversaries?" I asked.

"Have you tried a wife?" he replied.


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

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You've Changed

Written and Composed by Carl Fischer (1912 - 27 Mar 1954) and Bill Carey, 1941

I've an awful feeling
That this thought that's been a stealing
Through my brain
Is not to be ignored
But to really tell the truth
Though I'm not a well known sleuth
I honestly believe that you are bored
You've changed
That sparkle in your eyes is gone
Your smile is just a careless yawn
You're breaking my heart
You've changed

You've changed
Your kisses now are so blasé
You're bored with me in every way
I can't understand
You've changed
You've forgotten the words, "I love you"
Each memory that we've shared
You ignore every star above you
I can't realize you've ever cared
You've changed

You're not the angel I once knew
No need to tell me that we're through
It's all over now
You've changed

"You've Changed" midi (sequenced by Gene Confrey) courtesy of - 11/12/09

"You've Changed" lyrics courtesy of - 11/20/09

Animated Broken Heart clip art courtesy of - well, I just do not know.....

Animated Dripping Blood Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/11/09

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

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

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

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