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11/27/18 - 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,  

   It's time for 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   Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND  Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH!

   Happy 93rd Birthday tomorrow to Jennings Bryan (June '42) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -  The late Jimmy Key ('57) (d. 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 TX;

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

03 -  Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND the late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (d. 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR;

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND Howard Williamson (HHS - '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.

November 27, 1945 - CARE (then the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) was founded to a send CARE Packages of food relief to Europe after World War II.


Tuesday, November 27, 1968 - Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball, for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.

Tuesday, November 27, 1968 - Actor Michael Vartan was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Tuesday, November 27, 1968 - Bass guitarist (Magnum) Al Barrow was born in Wolverhampton, England.

“It is sometimes difficult to view the problems and permissiveness around us and not become discouraged. I have found that, rather than dwelling on the negative, if we will take a step back and consider the blessings in our lives, including seemingly small, sometimes overlooked blessings, we can find greater happiness.”

- Thomas S. Monson, October 2015
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/27/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 11/26/18:

  A beautiful sunset on a cold November night, a sign of the weather to come. But also coming soon is the light, the joy and the warmth of Christmas, blessed Christmas. It is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Even the horses love it. Be blessed, my friends, for it is rapidly coming our way.

   Thank you, Jimmy!


 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/26/18:

   GREAT PLAN! Thanks, Jean!

From My Friend, April, of NC - 11/26/17:

  BOY HOWDY! Thanks, April!

From Karen Brown Sale ('68) of VA - 11/24/18:
  SO CUTE! Thank you, Karen!

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.

- Erma Bombeck
(21 Feb 1927 - 22 Apr 1996

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Noel Ornament

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
Mr. Food's 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!!"

Mr. Food's 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."

Mr. Food's 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 - 11/26/18:

My neighbor, a tailor, has a new job. I asked him how he was enjoying it.

He replied, "It's Sew-Sew."


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 09, 2019 -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 11/10/17

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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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 did love this MIDI! It breaks my heart I can no longer hear it.

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!

John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of - 04/26/13

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

Animated Waving Santa Smiley courtesy of Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/25/17
Thanks, Ruthie!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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

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