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01/11/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Chapel of Love

“Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him
a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.

- H. L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques, 1916
(12 Sept 1880 - 29 Jan 1956)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   For some reason I always imagine that today's theme song was written about eight years earlier than it was. My mind plays funny tricks on me from time to time!

BONUS - - Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups, 1964



"Chapel of Love" is a song written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector, and made famous by The Dixie Cups in 1964, spending three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. There have also been many other versions of this song. This was also the debut release of the new Red Bird Records run by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller along with George Goldner.

The song tells of the happiness and excitement the narrator feels on her wedding day, for she and her love are going to the "chapel of love", and "we'll never be lonely anymore." Previously recorded by The Ronettes and The Blossoms, the definitive version of the song was recorded by The Dixie Cups in 1964. The first recorded version was done by Darlene Love in April 1963.

The song was ranked #279 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, being the group's only song on the list.


   Happy Birthday today to My Brother-in-Law, the late    Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (deceased 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 tomorrow to My Grandson,   Hunter Huber of Alberta!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 - Ronnie Todd ('63);

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

16 -   Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND   Howard Smith ('63) of VA AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;

17 -   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;

18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND    F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 



January 11, 1866 - SS London, an English steamship, sank in the Bay of Biscay.


January 11, 1942 - Japan declared war on the Netherlands and invaded the Netherlands East Indies.

January 11, 1942 - The Japanese captured
Kuala Lumpur.

January 11, 1943 - The United States and United Kingdom gave up territorial rights in China.

January 11, 1944 - Galeazzo Ciano was executed on Benito Mussolini's orders. Ciano was the son-in-law of Mussolini.

January 11, 1945
- Greek Civil War: Last day of the Dekemvriana clashes in Athens, Greece: the British-backed Democratic National Army and the communist rebel National Liberation Front signed a truce.


Tuesday, January 11, 1966 - Author and screenwriter Marc Acito was born in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Tuesday, January 11, 1966 - Curler Kelley Law was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Tuesday, January 11, 1966 - Footballer and sportscaster Tao Wei (陶偉) was born in Beijing, China. On 27 Aug 2012 at the age of 46 he was found dead in a hotel in Jinan, Shandong, China due to sudden cardiac death.

Tuesday, January 11, 1966 - Sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti (b. 10 Oct 1901 in Borgonovo, Stampa, Graubünden, Switzerland) died of heart disease (pericarditis) and chronic bronchitis at the Kantonsspital in Chur, Graubünden, Switzerland at the age of 64.

Tuesday, January 11, 1966 - Runner Hannes Kolehmainen (b. Juho Pietari Kolehmainen on 09 Dec 1889 in Kuopio, Northern Savonia, Finland) died in Helsinki, Finland at the age of 76.

Tuesday, January 11, 1966 - The 2nd Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, (b. 02 Oct 1904 in Varanasi, United Provinces, British Raj) died suddenly under mysterious circumstances in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union at the age of 61


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/10/16: 

“Don't you quit. You keep walking, you keep trying, there is help and happiness ahead... You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come... Some blessings come soon. Some come late. Some don't come until heaven...”

- Jeffrey R. Holland, October 1999
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 01/10/16 - "Wildlife Video":

My gosh. Watch; it is remarkable either lived.

Wild animals are TOUGH!

Talk about a wild video!


Amazing that this could be captured on film.

   YOWZERONI! Thanks, Wayne!

From My Friend, Kristi, of NC - 01/10/15:

     Thanks, Kristi! Better safe than sorry!


“We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.”

- Sir Boyle Roche
(Oct 1736 – 05 June 1807)


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#1 in a series of 60)":

  I think you will enjoy this!

   OOH! Thanks, Dools!



BONUS LOVE KNOT CROCHET PATTERN: - Emily Chappelle's Solomon’s Knot Shawl - "The Solomon’s Knot Shawl is definitely my most popular pattern. There aren’t that many patterns out there that use this stitch, but it’s a shame… the Solomon’s Knot stitch (aka True Lover’s Knot Stitch, Hail Stone Stitch, or Love Knot Stitch) is beautiful and a great way to show off special yarn."


BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Dump and Go Cowboy Chicken - "This recipe for Dump and Go Cowboy Chicken couldn't be easier to make. All you need are a few basic, Southwestern-inspired ingredients like black beans, corn and tomatoes and you're ready to start cooking! Mix everything together and cook it for six hours on low in your trusty slow cooker and then enjoy a delicious chicken dinner. Effortless suppers don't get much better than this. You get a ton of flavor for not a lot of work, making this one of the best slow cooker chicken recipes we've ever found!"

Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak - "Served with mashed potatoes and gravy, there's nothing that says comfort food and home cooking like a delicious Salisbury steak recipe. Coming from Tina at Mommy's Kitchen, Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak is just like the kind Ma used to make. The meat is drenched in a French onion soup/brown gravy mixture, which is delicious. Gather the family around the table and enjoy a tasty, home-cooked meal this week."

Great Depression Casserole - "During the Great Depression, bologna became a staple in the diets of many who couldn't afford other types of meat. This Great Depression Casserole is a budget-friendly recipe that still tastes great today! With bacon, pork and beans, bologna, Cheddar cheese and more, this deliciously-easy casserole is full of savor and delicious flavors the whole family will love. Just because it doesn't cost a lot to make, doesn't make this casserole any less tasty! This is definitely an old-fashioned recipe that should stick around for a while."


From - 01/10/16:
One day at the end of class, little Johnny's teacher asked the class to go home and think of a story to be concluded with the moral of that story. The following day the teacher asked for the first volunteer to tell their story.

Little Suzy raised her hand. "My dad owns a farm and every Sunday we load the chicken eggs on the truck and drive into town to sell them at the market. Well, one Sunday we hit a big bump and all the eggs flew out of the basket and onto the road."

When the teacher asked for the moral of the story, Suzy replied, "Don't keep all your eggs in one basket."

Little Lucy went next. "My dad owns a farm too. Every weekend we take the chicken eggs and put them in the incubator. Last weekend only eight of the 12 eggs hatched."

Again, the teacher asked for the moral of the story. Lucy replied, "Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

Next up was little Johnny. "My uncle Ted fought in the Vietnam war, and his plane was shot down over enemy territory. He jumped out before it crashed but could only take a case of beer, a machine gun and a machete. On the way down, he drank the case of beer. Then he landed right in the middle of 100 Vietnamese soldiers. He shot 70 with his machine gun, but then he ran out of bullets! So he pulled out his machete and killed 20 more. Then the blade on his machete broke, so he killed the last ten with his bare hands."

The teacher looked a little shocked. After clearing her throat, she asked what possible moral there could be to this story.

"Well," Johnny replied, "Don't mess with Uncle Ted when he's been drinking."


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


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Chapel of Love

Music and lyrics by
Jeff Barry
(b. 03 Apr 1938), Ellie Greenwich (23 Oct 1940 – 26 Aug 2009) and Phil Spector (b. 26 Dec 1939)

Recorded by
The Dixie Cups, 1964

Spring is here
The sky is blue
Birds all sing
As if they knew
Today's the day
We'll say I do
And we'll never be lonely anymore
Because we're

Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love

Bells will ring
The sun will shine
I'll be his and
He'll be mine
We'll love until
The end of time
And we'll never be lonely anymore
Because we're

Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love

"Chapel of Love" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Chapel of Love" lyrics courtesy of 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Chapel of Love clip art courtesy of - 01/08/06 (don't ask....)

Animated Pulsing Hearts clip art courtesy of - 05/03/03

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

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

FlyLady Logo courtesy of - 10/13/11

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

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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

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