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11/27/12 - NNHS Newsletter - I Hear You Knocking

“It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear
the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.

- K. T. Jong

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Here's another great golden oldie.                            

BONUS - - I Hear You Knocking - Smiley Lewis, 1955


"I Hear You Knocking" (sometimes spelled "I Hear You Knockin'") is a popular rhythm and blues song with emphatic syncopation, written by Dave Bartholomew and Pearl King and published in 1955. The original recording was made by Smiley Lewis, reaching #2 on the Billboard R&B singles chart in 1955.

The lyrics concern a former lover whose knocking at the door will not be answered. A similar lyrical theme appears in the earlier songs "Keep A-Knockin'" (1935) and "Open the Door, Richard" (1947), to which "I Hear You Knocking" may be considered an answer song.

The song was popularized in 1955 in a cover version by Gale Storm in a recording on Dot Records catalog number 15412, reaching #2 on the Billboard charts. The song reached #3 on the Cash Box Best-Selling Record chart...


   Happy Birthday today to Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH!!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

02 -   Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA;

03 -  The late  Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) ;

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND    Howard Williamson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 27, 1940 - In Romania, the ruling party Iron Guard arrested and executed over 60 of exiled King Carol II of Romania's aides, including former minister Nicolae Iorga.

November 27, 1940 - At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engaged the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.

November 27, 1942 - At Toulon, the French navy scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.

November 27, 1944 - An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump at Fauld, Staffordshire killed seventy people.

November 27, 1944 - The Battle of Peleliu ended. The battle had begun on September 15. The Battle of Peleliu, when considering the number of men involved, had the highest casualty rate of any battle in the Pacific.

November 27, 1944 - United States Secretary of State Cordell Hull retired from office due to poor health. He was replaced by Edward R. Stettinius. The next year Hull won the Nobel Peace Prize.


Tuesday, November 27, 1962 - Drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax and Stormtroopers of Death) was born in The Bronx, New York.

Tuesday, November 27, 1962 - Drummer Mike Bordin (Faith No More and EZ-Street) was born in San Francisco, California.

Tuesday, November 27, 1962 - Wrestler Davey Boy Smith was born in Golborne in North West England, United Kingdom. He died on May 18, 2002, after suffering a heart attack while on vacation in Invermere, British Columbia with his girlfriend, Andrea Hart. He was 39 years old. An autopsy revealed that past anabolic steroid use may have played a part in his death; however, no certain reason was found. Bruce Hart claimed "Davey paid the price with steroid cocktails and human-growth hormones."[33

From The Daily Press - 11/26/12 - "Holiday concert by the US Army TRADOC Band at Ferguson Center":

Fort Eustis, Virginia
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command presents the
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band

Ferguson Center for the Arts
Newport News, VA
December 13th & 14th
7:30 pm

Doors open at 6pm prior to the concert.

Free tickets are available at the Ferguson Center Box Office.

For more information call the TRADOC Band at 757-501-6944 or visit our website at

We can also be found on Facebook; search "TRADOC Band"!

As always our concerts are free and open to the public.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/26/12 - "Suggested theme for Newsletter.":

Hi, Carol:

How about a theme that will honor
        Capt. Brent Harty USA (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of TX)..."Burning Heart" by Survivor (Theme song for the movie Rocky iV). The line in that song causes me to think of him..."In the warriors code there is no surrender, though the body says stop, and spirit says never (paraphrased)."
Surely someday he will be a Professor of History at Virginia Military Institute!!!

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Dear Sweet Adonis, as you may have noticed I've spent more time this week sick in bed than working at my keyboard, but even in my weakened, medicated condition, you still seem to be able to read my mind. Somewhere in mid-November I determined that if I revisited as many old Newsletter themes from previous years as I could, I could speed up production and possibly catch up. The problem was I had nothing for November 29 - and you just solved that problem! Thanks so much!

   Thank you for your nice thoughts about Brent, too!
He left on Monday for a three-week training of some kind or other, so your prayers on his family's behalf would be greatly appreciated. I know he will feel as honored by your suggestion as I do; I'll tell him when next he calls.

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 11/26/12 - "This tugs the heart strings":

This tugs the heart strings

   Thank you so much, Jay Sweetie! With the memory of a military funeral for a friend of mine who gave his life protecting his men still fresh in my mind, this really touched me.

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 11/26/12 - "SNOW GLOBE":

This is really cool !!!!!  Type in your address and you can see your house in a snow globe !!!!  Neat !  You do have to type the entire address with zip code.
See your house in a Snow Globe...

   WOWZERS! This is so cool! Thanks, Ruthie!

   From My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of MD - 11/26/12:
     OOOH - pretty!  Thanks, Megan!

   Hmmm - that tree skirt looks familiar... The similar one I crocheted myself last year is still hiding in the "safe place" where I so lovingly placed it it January. If I don't find it soon, I'm-a gonna hafta crochet myself another one. That's okay, because I'll have two trees. It's just not how I had chosen to spend my time. I had planned to be all finished with my Christmas decorating by now, but of course I hadn't planned to spend this week sick in bed, either. At least I can crochet in bed!

   Kiss all your pretty babies for me!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Suzetta Williams' Paperclip Ice Skate Ornament -
3 Gift Tags -
Stocking -
Noel Ornament

BONUS RECIPES: - Italian Sunday Dinner - "You don't have to be Italian to enjoy this traditional Italian Sunday Dinner. It's a hearty spaghetti and meat sauce dinner that'll have the whole gang saying "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!" - Meat Loaf and Potato Casserole - "Here's a great meat-and-potatoes combination that's sure to be a hit with your gang! There's no need to make a separate mashed potato side dish... you can have an all-in-one dinner with this reader-favorite casserole." - Chuck Wagon Buns - "Food tastes special when we're camping out under the stars. But even if we're indoors, we can still capture some of that wonderful open air-flavor with these tasty beefy Chuck Wagon Buns."

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#10 in a Series of 36)":

  Some fun pics. Enjoy

   AWW! How precious - thanks, Joan!



From - 11/26/12:

A pipe burst in a doctor's house. He called a plumber. The plumber arrived, unpacked his tools, did mysterious plumber-type things for a while, and handed the doctor a bill for $600.

The doctor exclaimed, "This is ridiculous! I don't even make that much as a doctor!."

The plumber quietly answered, "Neither did I when I was a doctor."

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
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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 I Hear You Knocking

Written by
Dave Bartholomew (b. 24 Dec 1920) and Pearl King, 1955

Recorded by Smiley Lewis (05 July 5 1913 – 07 Oct 1966), 1955

You went away and left me long time ago
And now you're knocking on my door

I hear you knocking
But you can't come in

I hear you knocking
Go back where you've been

I begged you not to go but you said goodbye
And now you're telling me all your lies

I hear you knocking
But you can't come in

I hear you knocking
Go back where you've been

You better get back to your use-to-be
'cause your kind of love ain't good to me

I hear you knocking
But you can't come in

I hear you knocking
Go back where you've been

I told you way back in 52
That I would never go with you

I hear you knocking
But you can't come in

I hear you knocking
Go back where you've been

"I Hear You Knocking" midi and lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!  I do love this MIDI!

Vined Door clip art courtesy of - 01/08/05

Animated Celtic Panel Design divider line clip art, copyright Bradley W. Schenck, 1997 & 1998,
courtesy of - 01/08/05

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

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!

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!

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

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

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