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11/29/17 - NNHS Newsletter
Stand By Me

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great
make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

Mark Twain
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   This song is a real "pick-me-up" when you're down!

BONUS - - Stand By Me - Ben E. King


"Stand by Me" is the title of a song originally performed by Ben E. King and written by King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller, based on the spiritual "Lord Stand by Me,",[1] plus two lines rooted in Psalms 46:2-3. There have been over 400 recorded versions of "Stand by Me", including versions by John Lennon, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, U2, and Elton John.

According to the documentary History of Rock 'n' Roll, Ben E. King had no intention of recording the song himself when he wrote it.[2] King had written the song for The Drifters, who passed on the chance to record it. It was not until after the "Spanish Harlem" recording session that he had some studio time left over. The session's producers, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, asked if he had any more songs and King played "Stand by Me" on the piano for them. They liked it and called the studio musicians back in to record it.

Mike Stoller recalls it differently: "I remember arriving at our office as Jerry and Ben were working on lyrics for a new song. King had the beginnings of a melody that he was singing a capella. I went to the piano and worked up the harmonies, developing a bass pattern that became the signature of the song. Ben and Jerry quickly finished the lyrics…"[3] The fact that arranger Stan Applebaum could not possibly have dashed off an entire string chart at the end of a session, much less copied and distributed all the parts, supports this less dramatic version of the events.

Either way, King's record went to #1 on the R&B charts[4] and was a Top Ten hit on the U.S. charts twice—in its original release in 1961, when it peaked at #4, and a 1986 re-release coinciding with its use as the theme song for the movie of the same name following its appearance in the film, when it peaked at #9, and also in an advertisement for Levi Jeans. It also reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart in 1987 after its re-release, mostly because of the jeans spot, originally reaching #27 on its first release.

The song was not released on an album until it had been out as a single for two years. After those two years the song appeared as track seven on King's Don't Play That Song album.

"Stand by Me" was ranked number 121 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 1999, BMI named it as the fourth most-performed song of the 20th century, with about 7 million performances.[5]

The song uses a version of the common chord progression now called the 50s progression, which have been called the "'Stand by Me' changes"[6] after the song.


   Happy Birthday today to   The late Jimmy Key ('57) (deceased 03/21/12) AND  Randy Bearor ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND    Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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) (deceased 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR;

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA;

05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND    Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA;

06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 29, 1942 - Americans received news from the Office of Price Administration (OPA) that coffee would be rationed.

November 29, 1943 - The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), held to determine the post-war ordering of the country, concluded in Jajce in what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina.

November 29, 1944 - Albania was liberated by the Albanian partisans.

November 29, 1945 -
The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia was declared.


Wednesday, November 29, 1967 - Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announced his resignation.

Wednesday, November 29, 1967 - The 47th Prime Minister of Hungary, Ferenc Münnich, (b. 18 Nov 1886 in Seregélyes, Austria-Hungary) died in Budapest, Hungary eleven days after his 81st birthday.

“A life can never be happy that is focused inward. So if you are miserable now, forget your troubles. March right out your door, and find someone who needs you.”

- Robert L. Backman, November, 1985
(b. 22 Mar 1922)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/29/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/26/17 - "Worth a look... Robin Williams as 'Flag' ":

Our flag has been in the news a lot lately. Please watch this amazing video of Robin Williams impersonating it. The man was a genius and he was just 31 when he made this video. It's about 3 minutes long, but I don't think you will ever see anything like this or as creative as this again. His presentation and comments are particularly germane today and I hope you'll enjoy and appreciate HIS perspective on our flag. - 31 Mar 1982

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Billy!

From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/28/15 - "31 Day Scripture Writing Plan for Christmas":

   BRILLIANT! Thank you, Kathy! What a terrific idea


  From Me ('65) of NC - 11/28/17:


“There is nothing so annoying as to have two people go right on talking when you’re interrupting.”

- Mark Twain
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)


Festive Step Ladder Throw - "Get ready for the holidays with the Festive Step Ladder Throw! If you're looking for a totally unique throw to snuggle up with this holiday season, then this pattern is definitely for you. Using a classic holiday color scheme of green, red, white, and gold, this crochet afghan creates the unique step ladder design. With each step a different color, it turns into a colorful crochet afghan full of modern flair. This is one crochet afghan pattern you don't want to miss!"

Christmas Wave Afghan - "Celebrate the holiday season with the festive Christmas Wave Afghan. This red, green, and white afghan would make a great meaningful gift for anyone on your "nice" list this year. A homemade blanket crocheted with love is the perfect Christmas gift! With a classic ripple crochet pattern as its design, just about anyone can make this easy crochet pattern. Use a size K hook to complete this free crochet afghan. Holiday family time will be better spent with this Christmas crochet afghan."

Christmas Spirit Mile a Minute Afghan - "Are you itching to prepare for the winter holidays? The Christmas Spirit Mile a Minute Afghan is the perfect crochet blanket to work up as a decoration in your home or as a Christmas gift for someone special. This holly jolly afghan is worked in panels of red and green and features the cross stitch as the special crochet stitch. Even if you start this when you're panicking about gifts and decorations in the beginning of December, you'll be able to finish it because it's a fast mile a minute pattern."

BONUS CASSEROLE RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
Eula's Sunday Casserole - "Tired of making the same old chicken casserole for dinner every week? Switch things up by trying Sunday Casserole. It is much richer in flavor than your average chicken casserole recipe, due to a delicious combination of mayonnaise and cream of chicken soup. The broccoli florets and lemon juice add a refreshingly healthy twist, which typically isn't found in most creamy casseroles. This dish would taste great with a slice of crispy garlic bread on the side, and makes an excellent Sunday night dinner option that will satisfy your whole family."

Christin's Old-Fashioned Beef Stroganoff Casserole - "If you like vintage dinner recipes, you will want to try this Old-Fashioned Beef Stroganoff Casserole. This recipe features creamy egg noodles, sirloin steak, and mushrooms, so it is hearty and full of flavor. As this casserole bakes in the oven, you will feel like you're back in your grandmother's kitchen. If you're looking for a great recipe for a special Sunday dinner, this is the perfect meal! You can't go wrong with a classic like Beef Stroganoff and you can't beat the convenience of a casserole. Really, it's a win-win. Enjoy this blast-from-the-past recipe tonight!"

Judith's Southern Biscuits and Gravy Pot Pie - "Biscuits and Gravy Pot Pie may sound complicated to make, but it's really quite easy. Made with 5 simple ingredients, breakfast will be done in no time at all. The sausage and gravy filling rests underneath a layer of delightful biscuits. It's a dinner dish made with breakfast ingredients, so you can eat it for breakfast or dinner. It will be tasty anytime..."


From - 11/28/17:

Teacher: "Name the nation that people dislike the most?"

Little Johnny: "That's easy, it's the 'Exami-nation'!"


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.

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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
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                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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Stand by Me

Written by Ben E. King (b. 28 Sept 1938), Jerry Leiber (25 Apr 1933 – 22 Aug 2011), and Mike Stoller  (b. 13 Mar 1933)

Recorded by Ben E. King  (b. 28 Sept 1938), 1960; Released 1961

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh, now now stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
And the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me-e, yeah

Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

Darlin', darlin', stand by me-e, stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me


"Stand by Me" midi courtesy of - 11/29/04

"Stand by Me" lyrics courtesy of - 11/29/04

Victorian Souvenir of Friendship clip art courtesy of - 11/12/04

Blue Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/30/11 (sic)

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

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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