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11/24/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
I Won't Last a Day Without You

“What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing,
is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those
who fight on in the face of discouragement.”

- Napoleon Hill
(26 Oct 1883 - 08 Nov 1970)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   This song's been running through my head again.  In fact, it runs through my head a good portion of the time.....

BONUS #1 - - I Won't Last a Day Without You - The Carpenters

BONUS #2 - - I Won't Last a Day Without You - Diana Ross

BONUS #3 - - I Won't Last a Day Without You - Barbra Streisand

BONUS #4 - - I Won't Last a Day Without You - Mel Torme and Buddy Rich


"I Won't Last a Day Without You" is a song composed by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols. Williams released his version as a single in 1973, but garnered only minor success. Maureen McGovern recorded the song and also released it as a single in 1973 (and included on her album The Morning After), with results similar to those of Williams. It became a hit single for The Carpenters in 1974, reaching number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the easy listening chart,[1] becoming their ninth number one on the chart.

In 1972, Richard Carpenter had learned of a new song from his partners, Paul Williams and Roger Nichols (composers of the famous Carpenters singles "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays"), and he put it on their A Song for You album. Shortly after, Diana Ross heard it and put it on her album Touch Me in the Morning the following year. In 1974, Barbra Streisand included the song on her album ButterFly. Mel Torme also sang a version of the song, culminating in holding one of the longest last notes in showbiz history, with a full six and a half four-counts.[citation needed]


   Happy Birthday today to     Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Donnie Satisky ('56) of Northern VA AND    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -   Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND   Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV;

27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;

29 -     The late Jimmy Key ('57) (deceased 03/21/12)  AND    Randy Bearor ('64) of VA;

30 -      Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;

01 -    My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of MD! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 24, 1940 - Slovakia became a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.

November 24, 1940 - Nazis closed off the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Over the next three years the population dropped from 350,000 to 70,000 due to starvation, disease and deportations to concentration camps.

November 24, 1941 - The United States granted Lend-Lease to the Free French.

November 24, 1943 - The USS Liscome Bay was torpedoed near Tarawa and sank with nearly 650 men killed.

November 24, 1944 - Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land was carried out by 88 American aircraft.


Saturday, November 24, 1962 - The West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany formed a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin.

Saturday, November 24, 1962 - The influential British satirical television programme That Was The Week That Was is first broadcast.

Saturday, November 24, 1962 - Cartoonist John Kovalic was born Robert John Kovalic, Jr. in Manchester, England.

Saturday, November 24, 1962 - Guitarist John Squire (The Stone Roses) was born John Thomas Squire in Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, England.

Saturday, November 24, 1962 - Footballer Ioannis Topalidis (Ιωάννης Τοπαλίδης) was born in Mavrodendri, Greece.

Saturday, November 24, 1962 - Swimmer Tracey Wickham was born in Rosebud, Victoria, Australia.

    From Peyton Clark ('68) of NC - 11/23/12 - "Photos of Elliott":

Hi Carol,

Here are some more recent photos of
Elliott, along with an obit (don't know if this will be the one that will be in the DP Sunday, but it certainly looks like one):
  Elliott Lee Torn
Newport News

(Obituary by Bud Ramey)

Elliott Torn, 64, noted local photographer and musician, departed this life on November 13, 2012 in his home. His death from heart attack was unexpected.
Elliott was born, raised, educated and spent his entire life in Newport News, a city he loved.

This gifted man embodied the word creativity.

Thousands of us had the privilege of having Elliott take our photograph. We saw the cheerful man with the camera but did not see the hours spent editing to make the picture perfect, removing flaws, making us all look better than life.


Thousands more marveled at his saxophone solos. He was often joining in dozens of local bands throughout Tidewater, bringing impressive solos to these groups on hundreds of nights.

For those of us who extended the hand of friendship to this man, we have been rewarded with his unconditional and steadfast loyalty and his special brand of humor.

Elliott is survived by his son, Sam Torn; his best friends, Mojo and PNut; and other relatives.

Join us for a celebration of his creative life on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the Riverside Foundation Make a Difference Fund honoring the caregivers at Riverside at

   WOW. Thank you so much, Peyton! This is just so sad. What a great guy Elliott was!

    From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 11/23/12, 12:41 PM:

So how are all of my favorite Cuzz and extended Cuzz (removed, etc.) doing? Can hardly keep up with all of your various moves out to the Middle East and back to the EAST. We're still in the same place and loving life right now. Both of us are still working full time for the Fed and our schedules are full. Boys are both away at college (Tim at ASU and Joe at Yavapai). Only have 12 snakes and two dogs at the moment but the number of snakes changes every September when hatchlings are about. Any of you ever skinned a bear or an elk? Oh well, I love you all anyway. Watch yer topnots in these precarious times.

Jim Atkinson

   Thanks, Cousin Jim - it's good to hear from you! We are loving being here in Fayetteville again. We are celebrating this holiday in the traditional family way: we're SICK!

   And no, Sweetie, to my knowledge you and Jody are the only big game skinners in the family, but I do have a black bear story for you. This June, our neighbor spotted baby black bear tracks in our extended back yard - which is right on Highway 401 - and then he spotted the little critter himself! This simply reaffirmed my deepest love for The Great Indoors, where I try to spend as much time as possible.

   Love and miss you!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 11/23/12 - "genes":

Hey Carol,

Sitting here, working on my family tree, thinking about what, exactly, I've learned. Background: Both my parents were married before, so when they met and married they moved to Virginia to start again. We were kept close to home, were allowed one friend each, and nobody came over. Like being poor, we did not know we were different from anybody else until we grew up. We grew up with only our grandmother as extended family, no aunts, uncles, nieces or nephews, and certainly, no cousins.

I've always wanted to know family and since I've started my search have come to realize my family has always been all around me.

Would it have changed who I am today to have known that? O el, YES!

There are some very important people in my line. Doctors, lawyers and Indian Chiefs (literally). Most are super smart. All have been kind and well liked. I am proud of my family and that is something I thought I would never be able to say.

In conclusion I'd like to sum up the three things I've learned:

1. Everybody is the same height lying down

2. Everybody looks the same in the dark.

3. There is no such thing as love at first sight, you are only recognizing a family member!

For those that have done family tree climbing and digging, you understand what I'm saying. For those who have not, get busy, you'll love it! It can be very surprising to those of us with our noses in the air and equally so for those who hump over and keep their eyes down cast.

I married a man who was not rich. He never thought anyone was above him nor anyone beneath him. He taught me a lot. He was my best friend.

Linda May '66

   Thank you so much, Linda May! I have enjoyed searching my family history since I was three years old - literally. I began recording it all when I turned 15, and have always found it to be the most rewarding of pursuits.

   I learned two things while doing it: 1) I myself am the black sheep of the family; and 2) - well, I cannot seem to remember this one because I am too sick and my mind won't function, but when I do, I will let you know.....

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 11/23/12:

Hi, Lady!

A lovely Black Friday to you! We are / were at (my in-laws') house, and they invited some friends over for dinner.           Buckley got all excited when he answered the door for Sis. Thacker and said, "Are you my Grammy?"

It was quite adorable.  By the way, Sis. Thacker is about 40 years old, so it was an understandable mistake.  Love ya, Lady!

   AWWW! That is so sweet! Kiss him for me!

   Hey, wait a minute! How can Buckley be almost 4-1/2 when you yourself are only 3-1/2 years old?!? 

   That's just one of life's mysteries, I suppose.

     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/24/12 - "Sixty-Three Years Ago Today":


 There are those who might consider my thorough labeling of this photograph to be obsessively compulsive and bordering on demented.

   I prefer to view it as careful attention to detail and setting the bar for excellence.

Thanksgiving Dinner - Thursday, November 24, 1949 - 
2206 Fourth Avenue, Highland Park, Richmond, Virginia

Photo by Robert Buckley, M.D. (JMHS - '25)
(19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960)

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Beryl Buckley White (JMHS - '35) (01 Dec 1916 - 12 Sept 2007); Millard Buckley (11 Nov 1879 - 04 Oct 1951); Walter White (03 Jan 1916 - 17 Feb 2009); Virginia Buckley (JMHS - '27) (01 Apr 1909 - 05 May 1984); Neville Tuck (19 May 1903 - 21 Jan 1977); Mark Tuck (29 Aug 1889 - 02 Sep 1958); Ursula Tuck Buckley (19 Sept 1885 - 31 Dec 1975); Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC (b. 26 July 1941); Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC (b. 30 Aug 1947); Maxine Frix Buckley (JMHS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999); and Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA (b. 23 Aug 1946)

From - 11/12/12 - "Getting Unstuck":

Stuck In A Rut? Six Ways To Jumpstart Your Life Right Now

By Guerline Ridore

You know how it feels to be stuck in a rut. You're doing the same activities over and over, and you're not happy. Maybe you feel bored with your life or burnt out on the job. Perhaps you know what would make you happy, such as a new career or increased responsibility at work, but making that goal a reality seems insurmountable and not even worth trying. So you stay in the same situation you're currently in, hoping that someday something will change, but it never does. Face're in a rut!

Being stuck in a rut is never fun. Aside from being bored with your situation, being in a rut also makes you more prone to depression and negative thinking--the two things that will keep you in your rut for even longer. So if you want your situation to change, you must change. Instead of complaining that there's nothing you can do to make your life better, realize that there's actually a lot you can do. You just have to get out there, take a risk, and do something.

When you are not making any progress toward a particular goal and feel completely stuck, the key to making a big change is to make little changes. Use the following six guidelines to jumpstart your life out of a rut right now.

1. Think Big...and Small
You need motivation to change. Therefore, think of the new circumstances you want in your life. Envision the new job, the new office, or the new career. Now you have the motivation to actually do something. But don't stop there. Once you decide what you want, you then need to make a plan to get there. Create a list of action steps that will move you closer to the vision you have for yourself. Realize that your action steps don't have to be big or monumental leaps. They can be small baby steps that lead you to your goal. Always remember that small steps, done consistently, will get you where you want to go.

2. Be 100% Responsible
To get unstuck, you have to be 100% responsible for your actions. After all, you are the only person with the power to change your situation. Despite what you may think, your company, the marketplace, and even your family do not have the power to make changes for you. You are in control of your life and must be responsible for making changes. Therefore, don't complain about your current situation. Sure, your complaints helped you realize that you were dissatisfied with something, but now that you're aware of what you want or don't want in life, stop complaining. Your constant negativity will only further drain you and won't change your situation. For example, if you're experiencing a bad situation, such as a job loss, instead of concentrating on the job loss and complaining about it, embrace the change and think how you can upgrade your resume or whom you can contact for new job opportunities.

3. Express, Don't Repress
As you work your way through your rut, don't suppress your emotions. Instead, experience them fully. Going back to our example of a job loss, perhaps you're very sad that you lost your job. Maybe you loved that job and wanted to stay with the company for the rest of your working career. Rather than be depressed for weeks or even months, express the emotion you're feeling. If you feel you need to cry or yell out in rage, then do so. After you've let the emotion out, let it be. Don't dwell on it forever. Experience the emotion and then move on. Remember, each event we experience in our life is a learning opportunity. Find the lesson that's hidden in your current situation so you can move on.

4. Take Inventory
Schedule time each day to review your past successes. Many times when people get stuck in a rut, they forget about all the great things they did in the past. They are concentrating on the present, which is not so good right now, and they can't figure out how they'll get past their current circumstance. However, when you look back at your past successes, you start building your confidence and your inner strength. You are reminded of all your wonderful capabilities and that you can be successful again, if only work toward your goal.

5. Expand Your Focus
It's easy to want something, whether it's a new career, a promotion, or even to lose weight. The work happens when you're making that want a reality. This is when you need to shift your thinking from "wanting" to "having." Why is a "having mindset" so important? Because when you focus on something in terms of "having," your subconscious mind will go to work immediately to come up with a number of ways to get the item or circumstance. Therefore, create a picture or scrapbook representing your successful life. Cut out pictures and words from magazines that represent what you want. This step is important, because once you create your vision on paper, it'll be reinforced in your mind. You can then go through that scrapbook every day to remind yourself of the kind of life you want. Additionally, write down what you want seven times per day. When doing so, be sure to write in the present tense, as if you already have the circumstance. For example, you could write, "I am the best salesperson in the company." Or, "I have a new 2008 Mercedes Benz."

6. Do Something
Many people who are stuck in a rut reply to every suggestion or request with the same answer: "Well...I'll try." It's time to reject that answer. You need to either accept, decline, or counter the suggestion. The words "I'll try" are not motivating and contain the seeds of defeat. The fact is that trying and thinking about doing something are a waste of time and energy. To get out of a rut, you must do something. For example, you can take a different road to and from work. Take a walk during your lunch hour. Meditate fifteen minutes a day. Doing something, whether big or small, will revitalize your life and make you more attune to opportunities. Ultimately, the decision is up to you. So if you really want a change, do something today. No matter what the outcome is of your activity, you're going to learn something. So take a step toward getting out of the place you don't want to be anymore.

Escape the Rut for Good

Yes, there is hope for you, no matter how long you've been in your current rut. And while change can be scary, the secret is to work through the fear. That's the only way you're going to make progress and increase your self-confidence. So take 100% responsibility for your life today. Learn from the lessons you uncover, and move forward with passion. Whether your action step is large or small, implement it today. By doing something--anything--you create the needed momentum to drive yourself out of that rut and full speed into the life you've always dreamed about.

About the Author:

Guerline Jasmin is president of Success Strategies Unlimited, a consultancy in Orlando, Fla., helping individuals and organizations achieve their highest potential. A passionate leader who helps others overcome adversity, Jasmin has a master's degree in human resource development and is pursuing a Ph.D. in education and leadership. She is also author of the forthcoming book, "How to Keep Your Past from Invading Your Present and Destroying Your Future." To sign up for her 12 week mentoring program, send a quick email to

     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/24/12:




BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Santa Claus Doll - This free pattern was originally published by The American Thread Company in Star Christmas Book, No. 94, in 1952. -
Chenille Christmas Heart Decoration -
Holiday Wreath - no photo; use your imagination to picture it, or just crochet it and wait for the big surprise! 

BONUS LEFTOVERS RECIPES: - Turkey Pot Pie - "The ultimate comfort food has to be a bubblin' hot Turkey Pot Pie. One forkful and you'll know we're right. Plus, a turkey pot pie is a great way to put all of those Thanksgiving leftovers to good use!": - Ham and Bean One Pot - "A vegetable trinity of chopped onion, celery, and peppers is the crunchy, tasty start to this hearty Ham and Bean One Pot. If you've got a hungry bunch, this one is sure to stick to their ribs." - Turkey Buffet  - "Leftover turkey? Turkey Buffet is the easiest way to turn leftovers into something special. Everyone will love it. Try it -- you'll see! This is exactly the kind of recipe you've been looking for to make good use out of those Thanksgiving leftovers."

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#7 in a Series of 36)":

  Some fun pics. Enjoy

   AWW! How precious - thanks, Joan!


From - 11/23/12:
Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, showed up at the Country Club with a breathtakingly beautiful and very sexy 25-year-old blonde-haired woman who knocked everyone's socks off with her youthful sex appeal and charm, and who hung over Bob's arm and listened intently to his every word.

His buddies at the club were all aghast. At the very first chance, they cornered him and asked, "Bob, how'd you get the trophy girlfriend?"

Bob replied, "Girlfriend? She's my wife!"

They were knocked over, but continued to ask. "So, how'd you persuade her to marry you?'"

"I lied about my age", Bob replied.

"What, did you tell her you were only 50?"

Bob smiled and said, "No, I told her I was 90."

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/09/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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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I Won't Last a Day Without You

Composed by Paul Williams (b. 19 Sept 1940) and Roger Nichols, 1972/3

Recorded by The Carpenters, 1974

Day after day, I must face a world of strangers
Where I don't belong, I'm not that strong
It's nice to know that there's someone I can turn to
Who will always care, you're always there

When there's no gettin' over that rainbow
When my smallest of dreams won't come true
I can take all the madness the world has to give
But I won't last a day without you

So many times when the city seems to be
Without a friendly face, a lonely place
It's nice to know that you'll be there if I need you
And you'll always smile, it's all worthwhile

When there's no gettin' over that rainbow
When my smallest of dreams won't come true
I can take all the madness the world has to give
But I won't last a day without you

Touch me and I end up singing
Trouble seems to up and disappear
You touch me with the love you're bringing
I can't really lose when you're near
When you're near, my love

If all my friends have forgotten half their promises
They're not unkind, just hard to find
One look at you and I know
That I must learn to live without the rest
I've found the best

When there's no gettin' over that rainbow
When my smallest of dreams won't come true
I can take all the madness the world has to give
But I won't last a day without you

When there's no gettin' over that rainbow
When my smallest of dreams won't come true
I can take all the madness the world has to give
But I won't last a day .............................without you


"I Won't Last a Day Without You" midi courtesy of - 11/23/07

"I Won't Last a Day Without You" lyrics courtesy of - 11/23/07

Image of Country Rainbow courtesy of - 11/24/07

Black Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - ummm, I dunno.....

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

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!

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!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Animated Sick Smiley courtesy of - 05/04/09

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

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

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