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01/10/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Linger

So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves,
so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories.”

- John Williams
(b. 09 Feb 1932)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme is courtesy of an oblique suggestion made by
  my #2 daughter-in-law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX.

   Thanks, Bethany!

BONUS - - Linger - The Cranberries, 1993


"Linger" is a song composed by Irish musicians Dolores O'Riordan and Noel Hogan of the rock band The Cranberries, released in 1993. The song, which has an acoustic arrangement featuring a string section, became the band's first major hit, peaking at #3 in the Republic of Ireland, #8[1] in the United States and #14 in the UK.

In the documentary '99 Love Life & Rock 'n' Roll, O'Riordan says that the song is about her first serious kiss.

"Linger" was listed as #86 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.[2]


    Happy Birthday today to Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND Suzanne Mason Haff (NNHS / Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND     Bob Parrish ('68) of Northern VA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to My Brother-in-Law, the late   Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50)(d. 07 May 2005) AND     Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND   Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND   Ron Smith ('65) of VA  AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA  AND  FlyLady of NC!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

15 - The late   Skippy Weitz ('57) (deceased 22 Nov 2012) AND   Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;

16 -    Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;

17 -   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC!  

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January10, 1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Lend-Lease program was brought before the U.S. Congress for consideration. The program was aimed at aiding the Britain in its war effort against Germany. 

January 10, 1941 - The < Greek army captured Kleisoura.

January 10, 1942 - Japanese troops invaded the Dutch East Indies.

January 10, 1946 - The first General Assembly of the United Nations opened in London. Fifty-one nations were represented.


Thursday, January 10, 1963 - Footballer Malcolm Dunford was born in Wellington, New Zealand.

Thursday, January 10, 1963 - Figure skater Kira Ivanova was born Kira Valentinovna Ivanova (Кира Валентиновна Иванова) in the former Soviet Union. She died on thr outskirts of Moscow near the Otradnoye Metro on 18 December 2001 at the age of 38, a victim of foul play.

Thursday, January 10, 1963 - Convicted murderer David Dewayne Johnson was born. He was executed by lethal injection for the September 2, 1989 murder of Leon Brown, 67, in Little Rock, Arkansas on 19 Dec 2000.

Thursday, January 10, 1963 - Politician Mark Pryor, senior United States Senator from Arkansas, was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/09/13 - "My friend's Error":

In the 1/3/13 newsletter my friend,      Joe Wingo ('65 - of NC),-- among other truths-- states that our friendship is stronger now than ever--at least in his opinion. Well, he could have stopped at "..stronger now..", because I feel exactly the same as Joe. Our reconnection has been one of the most valuable things that the "web" has ever brought my way!
Of course, he is absolutely right about our quickly approaching 50-year reunion--the years are passing by at a rate I never imagined they could and there is no time to waste. I am proud to call Joe my friend and like him, I too would like to see others from the days of our youth at NNHS. I'm equally as proud to have Joe call me friend! 
All of us from '65 are now old enough to truly understand the value of friendship--it is a most precious asset. We must take the opportunity of a 50-year reunion to let others know that those friendships of so many years ago--remain--they have withstood the test of time and beg to be remembered.

   AMEN! Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Joe Sweetie!

      From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC - 01/09/12, 9:50 AM - "good morning!":

Hi Carol,

Sorry you weren't feeling well yesterday and I hope today finds you much better.

I have a new blog post, just wanted to let you know.

Have a nice day.


   Thank you so much, dear Charis!  I'm feeling a bit better - as long as I totally behave myself (What are the chances there??)

Your blog is delightful as always - particularly so to me as
      my daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960) was such a Tchaikovsky fan.  I cannot believe I never heard that wonderfully jazzy version Les Brown and his Band of Renown made of The Nutcracker before! Thanks for that, too! 

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/09/13 - "Hilarious Product Reviews on":

You think you've got problems--click on "laugh" and read the nine product reviews. And some of these folks were allowed to have children!!
R. Wayne Stokes--The first of three!!

1. Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer saves marriage - "What can I say about the 571B Banana Slicer that hasn't already been said about the wheel, penicillin, or the iPhone? This is one of the greatest inventions of all time. My husband and I would argue constantly over who had to cut the day's banana slices. It's one of those chores NO ONE wants to do! You know, the old ‘I spent the entire day rearing OUR children, maybe YOU can pitch in a little and cut these bananas?’ These are the things that can destroy an entire relationship. It got to the point where our children could sense the tension. That's when I found the 571B Banana Slicer. Our marriage has never been healthier. Thanks 571B Banana Slicer" - user Mrs Toledo

2. White Face Paint brings joy - "My kids didn't want to clean and I needed a quick solution. I bought this face paint and applied it exactly as in the example photo on the package. Then I grabbed a pitchfork and dashed into my kids' rooms yelling 'CLEAN THE HOUSE CLEAN THE HOUSE CLEAN THE HOUSE!' It worked." - user Lisa Krause

3. Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk improves student’s grades - "My 16 year old daughter just got her license a few weeks ago. Since then, she's been going out for drives a lot after school. Unfortunately, all the time spent in the car for her has meant less time for homework. Her grades have noticeably slipped, but instead of taking away her car privileges, I bought this steering wheel desk. It's perfect for young drivers with heavy academic loads! Now she can work on her homework and still be out driving, improving her road skills and staying on top of her grades. I couldn't be prouder and would encourage all parents with new drivers to set their kids up with this super-portable work station!" - user K. Ernst

4. BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen is a favorite - "Finally! For years I've had to rely on pencils to write down recipes (the only thing a lady should be writing, ever). I had despaired of ever being able to write down said recipes in a permanent manner, though my men-folk assured me that I 'shouldn't worry yer pretty little head.' But, AT LAST! BIC, the great liberator, has released a womanly pen that my gentle baby hands can use without fear of unlady-like callouses and bruises. Thank you, BIC!” – user breemeup

5. Inflatable Unicorn Horn helps cats achieve their dreams - “My cat loves this. She has long dreamed of being a single-horned wonder of story and song, and with this product, her dream becomes reality. Now, whenever she runs across the room, rainbows shoot forth from behind her. And watching her catch a mouse, and eviscerating it in front of the family? Priceless. This may have been the best thing I've ever bought. You'd be wise not to share in the pure, unadulterated joy that is having a cat with a unicorn horn.” – user Adam Lynch

6. Philadelphia Mint Jefferson Nickel from 2003 is a handy purchase - “A nickel for $4.55 seems a bit excessive, don't you think? Pretty sure I can get this for something like 9100% less elsewhere. But I want to emphasize that this is a great product. I own several nickels myself, and find that they constantly come in handy.” – user Joshua D. Nathan

7. Canned Unicorn Meat isn't ethical - “Don't order this product if you have a conscience. The unicorns in the industrial unicorn farms live in appalling conditions, in many cases worse than those of the pegasus ranches. All that awaits these poor creatures is the rainbow factory. Be ethical and buy (kosher) dragon meat instead.” – user V. Zhironovsky

8. "How to Avoid Huge Ships" an inspirational read - “I bought How to Avoid Huge Ships as a companion to Captain Trimmer's other excellent titles: How to Avoid a Train, and How to Avoid the Empire State Building. These books are fast-paced, well written and the hard-won knowledge found in them is as inspirational as it is informational. After reading them I haven't been hit by anything bigger than a diesel bus. Thanks, captain!” – user CitizenFitz

9. UFO-02 Detector a scam - “I don't know if this is a scam or if mine was broken, but it doesn't work and I am still getting abducted by UFOs on a regular basis.” user Cypus

     Thanks so much, Wayne Honey! I seriously think I ruptured something laughing!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Megan Mill's Reversible Brioche Hat - "Before you can make this beautiful Reversible Crochet Brioche Hat you need to learn the special turn, which is provided in the crochet instructions. Your head will love this hat when the temperature drops." - Sapphire Satin Sparkle Shawl - "You need to add this Sapphire Satin Sparkle Shawl to your list of items to crochet. Not only is it a beautiful crochet shawl pattern, but it's an easy one too. The cluster stitch is worked in rows making this a great design to flaunt in. This beautiful shawl would make a great addition to any fashionista's wardrobe. The subtle sparkle makes it the perfect item to wear during the holiday season." - Elizabeth Spivey's Universal Slouchy Hat - "This Universal Slouchy Hat is a great crochet hat pattern that the whole family will love. It's generic enough for both boys and girls, and will pair nicely with practically any winter outfit. Use different colored yarn to personalize the look of this hat. You'll find sizing instructions included in this pattern for ages 3-10 years (18-20 inches), and pre-teen to Adult (20 -22 inches).

BONUS RECIPES: - Bacon Wrapped Smokies - "Time consuming but it is well worth it! The brown sugar and bacon grease combine beautifully and give such a great taste." - Bill's Sausage Gravy - "This is my version of sausage gravy...the best! Pour over hot biscuits (I use store bought.) Follow these directions and you won't be disappointed! Very fattening and Umm Umm Good!" - Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup - "This is a great recipe that you can fix to your taste! The longer it simmers the better. Top with crushed tortilla chips and shredded cheese. Enjoy


From - 01/09/12:
New customer to Tech Support: “It says, hit any key and when I do that nothing happens.”

Tech Support: “Can you try again and tell me what happens?”

Customer: “Tried but nothing”

Tech Support: “What key did you hit?”

After a moment and some chick ling sound the customer replied: “Well, first I tried my car key and just now my office key.”

1.Thursday, February 7, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 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 01/04/13

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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Written by Dolores O'Riordan (b. 06 Sept 1971) and Noel Hogan (b. 25 Dec 1971)

Recorded by The Cranberries, 1993

If you, if you could return
Don't let it burn, don't let it fade
I'm sure I'm not being rude
But it's just your attitude
It's tearing me apart
It's ruining everything

I swore, I swore I would be true
And honey so did you
So why you were you holding her hand
Is that the way we stand
Were you lying all the time
Was it just a game to you

But I'm in so deep, you know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to, do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

Oh, I thought the world of you
I thought nothing could go wrong
But I was wrong, I was wrong

If you, if you could get by
Trying not to lie
Things wouldn't be so confused
And I wouldn't feel so used
But you always really knew
I just wanna be with you

And I'm in so deep, you know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to, do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

And I'm in so deep, you know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to, do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to, do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

"Linger" midi courtesy of - 01/12/13 (sic)

  "Linger" lyrics courtesy of - 01/12/13 (sic)

Doves and Roses Clip art courtesy of - 02/12/05

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/09

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08

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 Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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