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01/03/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Forgotten Dreams

“There are many ways of breaking a heart.
Stories were full of hearts being broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away
its dream - whatever that dream might be.” 

- Pearl S. Buck
(26 June 1892 - 06 Mar 1973)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

    True dreams should never be forgotten, not really.....

BONUS - - Forgotten Dreams - Leroy Anderson - gorgeous video!


...In 2006, one of his piano works, "Forgotten Dreams", written in 1954, became the background for a British TV advertisement for mobile phone company '3'. Previously, Los Angeles station KABC-TV used the song as its sign-off theme at the end of broadcast days in the 1980s, and Mantovani's recording of the song had been the closing theme for WABC-TV's "Eyewitness News" for much of the 1970s...


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/02/16:

Update: Yesterday I made big improvements, so much so that I will graduate to the step down ICU this afternoon. I am grateful for all the love, prayers and support from all my friends and my family. Truly the Lord has been mindful of the prayers and pleas in my behalf. I believe He has heard them all.

They started me on a new medication today and if all goes well I hope to be able to go home in a couple more days. Thank you all so much! These words have played in my mind this morning, "I feel my Savior's Love, in all the world around me. His Spirit warms my soul..."

    Thank you, Susan! So glad you're feeling better!


    Happy Birthday today to Carl Rossman of PA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND    Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND Randy Tosh ('63) of VA AND           My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late     Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 24 Apr 2010) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA;

06 -     Harry Covert ('57) of MD AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;

07 -     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57) AND     My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of TX;

08 -      Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57) AND Bill Collins ('63) AND   Ruth Thom Chapman ('63);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND   Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND   Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND    the late Bob Parrish ('68) (deceased 12 Jan 2013)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 03, 1944 - Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington was shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.

January 03, 1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur was placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and U.S. Admiral Chester W Nimitz was placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima and Okinawa in Japan. This event effectively ended the concept of unified commands.


Monday, January 03, 1966 - Apparently, nothing at all happened anywhere in the world today.....

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”

- James Lane Allen
(21 Dec 1849 - 18 Feb 1923)

  From Michael Jeffers ('60) of VA - 01/01/16:

Dear Carol,

compromise sounds good to me. See you in your next Newsletter!


   Thanks, Michael Darlin'! I'll try to abide by it better in the future than I did yesterday! 

“All of our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them.

- Walt Disney
(05 Dec 1901 - 15 Dec 1966)

From John ('59) and     Aretie Gallins ('59) Patterson of TN - 01/02/16 - "Just Stay":

This has been around before but the message should be reviewed and remembered. We will not know until we meet our Creator how much we helped others and how much more we could have helped others by simply doing what is right when called upon to do so.


Just Stay

A nurse took the tired, anxious uniformed serviceman to the bedside.

"Your son is here," she said to the old man.

She had to repeat her words several times before the patient's eyes opened.

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, the old man dimly saw the Marine standing outside of his oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.

The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lit room, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength. After a couple hours, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.

He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the room, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - - the clanking of moving equipment, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the occasional cries and moans of the other patients.

Now and then the nurse heard him say a few gentle words. The old man said nothing, just held tightly to his son's hand all through the night.

At dawn the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to the the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.

Finally she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.

"Who was that man?", he asked.

The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.

"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my life."

"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"

"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son and his son just wasn't there. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed his son, I stayed."

"I came here last night to find a Mr. William Grey. His son was killed in Iraq two days ago, and I was sent to notify him."

"What was the gentleman's name who just passed away?"

The nurse, with tears in her eyes, answered, "William Gray."


We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience.

     AMEN! Thank you so much, John and Aretie!

“In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.”

- Janos Arany
(02 Mar 1817 - 22 Oct 1882)

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 01/01/16:


  Thanks, Jean!



“Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.

- Belva Davis
(b. 13 Oct 1932)

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (To warm your grandchildren in January):

Kinga Erdem's Tiptoe Slippers - "These little booties are the perfect slippers for toddler feet. Soft and comfy, these Tiptoe Slippers feature three colors. The combination on the example (white, green, and pink) looks adorable, but they could be worked up in any colors. They would be charming in holiday hues or in three shades of the same color. If you plan on having your little one run around the house in these, add some grip to the bottom with puffy paint or dots of hot glue. Yarn can be super slippery."

Kinga Erdem's Gumdrop Kids Hat - "Just because the winter months mean grey and dreary weather doesn't mean we can't add a splash of color to the world. This Gumdrop Kids Hat looks amazing with a medley of bright colors, especially pinks and yellows. Any little girl or boy would be thrilled to show this hat off on the playground at school. Although this free crochet pattern is a little more involved than other crochet hat patterns, it is well worth the extra work. Tight stitches make for a thicker, warmer hat. Plus, the comfy ear flaps protect little ears from the wind.":

Stacey Lynn's Pancake Scarf - "Are you a breakfast person, and don't care who knows it? Then this Pancake Scarf pattern is perfect for you! Made with honey brown yarn, this silly scarf works up quickly, and will make an amazing conversation piece. The yellow butter circles added to every other pancake really make the scarf, transforming it from a brown scarf to a pancake lanyard. This free crochet pattern can be worked up to any length; just keep crocheting pancakes until you hit the desired length. This scarf makes a really unique gift. Consider giving it with a brunch gift certificate or pancake mix."

“In your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go and sheltered so may thrive and grow.”

- Louise Driscoll
(1875 - 1957)

BONUS CASSEROLE RECIPES (To warm you in January): - Loaded Ham and Cheese Casserole - "Make another meal with your baked ham leftovers. Loaded Ham and Cheese Casserole is a hearty simple dish that will satisfy your family's hunger. Loaded with cheese and broccoli this ham casserole recipe will be a hit." - Hamburger and Cheese Casserole - "There's nothing more satisfying than enjoying delicious casserole recipes while saving a buck or two. Hamburger Cheese Casserole is a wonderful home-style casserole that will become a family favorite. Easy to make with a wonderful flavor, you won't be able to put the fork down. Cheesy and creamy, it's comfort food at its finest." - Easy Weekday Pizza Pasta Casserole - "Some of the best casserole recipes out there are also some of the easiest. Easy Weekday Pizza Pasta Casserole is a family favorite and a good example of quick, home-style cooking. Add in your favorite pizza toppings to make it just the way that you like it. Add your favorite vegetables, meats and cheeses. There's no limit to what you can do to this fun casserole recipe."


From - 01/01/16:

A cop pulled over a guy and said, "Your eyes are awfully red. Have you been drinking?"

"Gee, officer," the man replied. "Your eyes are awfully glazed -- have you been eating doughnuts?"


1. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 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! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol






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


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Forgotten Dreams

Recorded by Leroy Anderson (29 June 1908 – 18 May 1975), 1954


"Forgotten Dreams" midi Recorded by Leroy Anderson) (sequenced by Ted Keener)
courtesy of
(2001) - 12/22/04

"Fly Baby and Bunny" and "Fairy with Gold Bar" clip art courtesy of - 12/31/04

Mauve Flower Line clip art courtesy of - 10/04/04

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

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 USMC and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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