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01/15/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Martin Luther King's 79th Birthday

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality. That is why right,
temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(15 Jan 1929 - 4 Apr 1968)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This year the Martin Luther King holiday falls on the 21st, which is reserved for another annual observance, so we'll use this day for this.  We celebrate it every year: - (576 KB WAV version)

HOMEWORK (repeated from last year):,_Jr.

   We have a Happy Birthday Two-fer today: Skippy Weitz ('57) AND   Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA are both celebrating!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND President of the Class of 1966, Steve Kiger of VA, and to   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC on the 17th, and to Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) on the 18th!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/13/08 - "Puzzle explanation Houdini puzzle from last fall":

Dear Carol and Typhoon Family,

Remember that puzzle thingy you ran and no one knew how it was done ?  Well, for those of you who are is the answer !  A friend of mine in Texas has a husband and brother-in-law that are so far up on the math scale they would scare Einstein.  Roberta's husband, Mike, is Head of the Head of the Math Department at the University or Texas in Austin.  I have no idea what Tom does except that it involves math.  I still don't really understand it, but it was so sweet of her to assume that I would !   Actually reading it made me a little dizzy and I had visions of Herman Levy floating in front of my eyes for a short while.  For those of you that spent the best years of high school in eighth grade math like I did, hold on to both arms of your chair before reading this.  For those of you that write back and say..."Oh, I knew that !"  Just let me say.......Oh yeah ! why didn't we hear from you ?

I had to know !

Sepi aka Dimples

From Sepi's Friend, Roberta, of TX - 01/13/08:

Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you about that puzzle, but I did get the answer.  I remembered (finally) to show it to my husband (Mike) and his brother (Tom) just before we left California (where Tom and his family lives).  I showed the trick all the way through, and Tom INSTANTLY said, "Oh, it must be some multiple of 9 thing."  Then he thinks for about 20 seconds, and added, "Yeah, it's a multiple of nine."  I knew between the two of them, at least one would figure it out.  I just didn't expect it to happen quite so quickly. 
Anyway, here is the explanation of why it works as clearly as I can write it.  Hope it makes sense enough.  I've tried to write it in English, but (as it turns out) it is pretty hard to write these math things in English. 
1.  When you do as the trick says (that is, take a number, rearrange the digits to make a new number, and then subtract one number from the other) you end up with a number that is a multiple of 9.  I try to explain this a little better below, but the explanation involves something called "modular arithmetic" and I can't think of any way to explain it that doesn't use modular arithmetic, so the explanation may not be too clear.  But you can take a few examples and see that it is true: 
    934 -349 = 585;  585 = 9 X 65
    6738 - 3876 = 2862;  2862 = 9 X 318
    9932 - 3299 = 6633;  6633 = 9 X 737
2.  As you may remember from grade school, numbers that are divisible by 9 have a nifty property:  if you add up all their digits, they add up to 9 or a multiple of 9.  For example,  take the number 1215.  This is equal to 9 X 135, so it is a multiple of 9.  Sum the digits and you get 1 + 2 + 1 + 5 = 9.  Another example is 8073.  Again, this is a multiple of 9 (8073 = 9 X 897).  Add the digits and you get 8 + 7 + 3 + 0 = 18. 
3.  When doing the trick, since the number you got after subtracting was a multiple of 9, the digits must add up to a multiple of 9.  So when you tell the magician the other digits in you number, he can figure out the missing digit because it has to make the total of the digits add up to 9 (or 18 or 27). 
Here's an example doing the trick.  Let's say you picked the number 4337.  You rearrange the digits and get a new number, say 3473.  Following the steps of the trick, you subtract the 2nd number from the first and get:  4337 - 3473 = 864.  (By the way, you can see that this new number is indeed a multiple of 9: 864 = 96 X 9.)  Let's say you circle the digit 6 and tell Houdini that the remaining digits are 8 and 4.  The all-seeing Houdini knows that the sum of the digits must add up to a multiple of nine.  He sees that 8 + 4 = 12.  Since the total must be 18, he concludes that the circled number is 6 since 18 - 12 = 6.  So *presto* he tells you that the missing number is 6.  Cool, huh?  (Of course, it may have seemed much cooler when it seemed like magic...)
FURTHER EXPLANATION:  Here is a brief explanation of why the number you get after subtracting is a multiple of 9.
First of all, each number has associated with it a something called a "great number" which you get by adding all of its digits together.  If that sum is a 2 or 3 digit number, add those digits together, until you end up with a single digit number.  So, for example, the "great" number of 123 is 6 since:  1 + 2 + 3 = 6.   The great number of 512 is 8 since: 5 + 1 + 2 = 8.  The great number of 987 is 6:  9 + 8 + 7 = 24; 2 + 4 = 6.  This great number is a number that is modular 9; that is, there are only 9 choices, and 0 is equivalent to 9.  It is pretty easy to see that there are only 9 choices because any non-zero number will have a positive, one digit great number, and there are only 9 choices:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9. 
Also notice that a number that has a great number of 9 is a multiple of 9. 
Next, if you take the difference of two numbers, the great number of the result is the equal to the difference of the great number's of the original numbers.  That sentence is completely unclear, but let me give an example.  Take two numbers, 621 and 320.  621 has great number of 9; 321 has great number of 5.  621 - 320 = 301.  301 has great number of 4 which equals 9 - 5.  (This is so hard to express using English sentences, but pretty easy using equations, so let me restate it mathematically:
    Let n and m be positive integers with n>m
    Let g(n) = the great number of n and g(m) = the great number of m.
        g(n-m) = g(n) - g(m)
(This last is actually pretty easy for a person with math inclination to prove if you just sit down and write all the digits and see what happens.) 
Doing the puzzle, you have two numbers, both created using the same digits.  Since you get the great number by adding the digits, clearly these two numbers have the same great number.  So when you take the difference of the numbers, that difference must have a great number of 0.  Since great numbers are modular 9, 0 is equivalent to 9, and therefore the resulting difference is a multiple of 9. 
Sepi, I know this last explanation is completely unclear unless you first sit down and understand modular math (which I KNOW you don't want to do.  I'm sure you have a list of a thousand things, including visiting the dentist, that would come before learning modular arithmetic.)  Anyway, I tried to write something that makes a little sense, so I hope it's clear enough. 
And wasn't my brother-in-law impressive to figure it out so quickly???
Hope you a wonderful Christmas, and that your new year is a real treat! 

   Thanks, Dimples - and Roberta, Mike, and Tom!

   This is so far over my head that I not only do not understand the answer or its progressions, I cannot even recall the PUZZLE!!! My only consolation is that I do recall being able to understand things of this nature forty-eleven years ago.....

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 01/14/08 - "secrets some men keep":

11 "Don't-Tell-the-Wife" Secrets SOME Men Keep

Secret #1: Yes, we fall in lust 10 times a day -- but it doesn't mean we want to leave you.

If the oldest question in history is "What's for dinner?" the second oldest is "Were you looking at her?" The answer: Yes -- yes, we were. If you're sure your man doesn't look, it only means he possesses acute peripheral vision.

"When a woman walks by, even if I'm with my girlfriend, my vision picks it up," says Doug LaFlamme, 28, of Laguna Hills, California. "I fight the urge to look, but I just have to. I'm really in trouble if the woman walking by has a low-cut top on."

Granted, we men are well aware that our sizing up the produce doesn't sit well with you, given that we've already gone through the checkout line together. But our passing glances pose no threat.

"It's not that I want to make a move on her," says LaFlamme. "Looking at other women is like a radar that just won't turn off."

Secret #2: We actually do play golf to get away from you.  

More than 21 million American men play at least one round of golf a year; of those, an astounding 75 percent regularly shoot worse than 90 strokes a round. In other words, they stink. The point is this: "Going golfing" is not really about golf. It's about you, the house, the kids -- and the absence thereof.

"I certainly don't play because I find it relaxing and enjoyable," admits Roland Buckingham, 32, of Lewes, Delaware, whose usual golf score of 105 is a far-from-soothing figure. "As a matter of fact, sometimes by the fourth hole I wish I were back at the house with the kids screaming. But any time I leave the house and don't invite my wife or kids -- whether it's for golf or bowling or picking up roadkill -- I'm just getting away."

Secret #3: We're unnerved by the notion of commitment, even after we've made one to you.

This is a dicey one, so first things first: We love you to death. We think you're fantastic. Most of the time we're absolutely thrilled that we've made a lifelong vow of fidelity to you in front of our families, our friends and an expensive videographer.

But most of us didn't spend our formative years thinking, "Gosh, I just can't wait to settle down with a nice girl so we can grow old together." Instead we were obsessed with how many women who resembled Britney Spears we could have sex with before we turned 30. Generally it takes us a few years (or decades) to fully perish that thought.

Secret #4: Earning money makes us feel important.

In more than 7.4 million U.S. marriages, the wife earns more than the husband -- almost double the number in 1981. This of course is a terrific development for women in the workplace and warmly embraced by all American men, right? Right?

Yeah, well, that's what we tell you. But we're shallow, competitive egomaniacs. You don't think it gets under our skin if our woman's bringing home more bacon than we are -- and frying it up in a pan?

"My wife and I are both reporters at the same newspaper," says Jeffrey Newton, 33, of Fayetteville, South Carolina. "Five years into our marriage I still check her pay stub to see how much more an hour I make than she does. And because she works harder, she keeps closing the gap."

Secret #5: Though we often protest, we actually enjoy fixing things around the house.

I risk being shunned at the local bar if this magazine finds its way there, because few charades are as beloved by guys as this one. To hear us talk, the Bataan Death March beats grouting that bathroom shower. And, as 30-year-old Ed Powers of Chicago admits, it's a shameless lie. "In truth, it's rewarding to tinker with and fix something that, without us, would remain broken forever," he says. Plus we get to use tools.

"The reason we don't share this information," Powers adds, "is that most women don't differentiate between taking out the trash and fixing that broken hinge; to them, both are tasks we need to get done over the weekend, preferably during the Bears game. But we want the use-your-hands, think-about-the-steps-in-the-process, home-repair opportunity, not the repetitive, no-possibility-of-a-compliment, mind-dulling, purely physical task." There. Secret's out.

Secret #6: We like it when you mother us, but we're terrified that you'll become your mother.

With apologies to Sigmund Freud, Gloria Steinem -- and my mother-in-law.

Secret #7: Every year we love you more.

Sure, we look like adults. We own a few suits. We can probably order wine without giggling. But although we resemble our father when he was our age, we still feel like that 4-year-old clutching his pant leg.

With that much room left on our emotional-growth charts, we sense we've only begun to admire you in the ways we will when we're 40, 50 and -- God forbid -- 60. We can't explain this to you, because it would probably come out sounding like we don't love you now.

"It took at least a year before I really started to appreciate my wife for something other than just great sex; and I didn't discover her mind fully until the third year we were married," says Newton. "But the older and wiser I get, the more I love my wife." Adds J.P. Neal, 32, of Potomac, Maryland: "The for-richer-or-poorer, for-better-or-worse aspects of marriage don't hit you right away. It's only during those rare times when we take stock of our life that it starts to sink in."

Secret #8: We don't really understand what you're talking about.

You know how, during the day, you sometimes think about certain deep, complex "issues" in your relationship? Then when you get home, you want to "discuss" these issues? And during these "discussions," your man sits there nodding and saying things like, "Sure, I understand," "That makes perfect sense" and "I'll do better next time"?

Well, we don't understand. It doesn't make any sense to us at all. And although we'd like to do better next time, we could only do so if, in fact, we had an idea of what you're talking about.

We do care. Just be aware that the part of our brain that processes this stuff is where we store sports trivia.

Secret #9: We are terrified when you drive.

Want to know how to reduce your big, tough guy to a quivering mass of fear? Ask him for the car keys.

"I am scared to death when she drives," says LaFlamme. Every time I ride with her, I fully accept that I may die at any moment," says Buckingham.

"My wife has about one 'car panic' story a week -- and it's never her fault. All these horrible things just keep happening -- it must be her bad luck," says Andy Beshuk, 31, of Jefferson City, Missouri.

Even if your man is too diplomatic to tell you, he is terrified that you will turn him into a crash-test dummy.

Secret #10: We'll always wish we were 25 again.

Granted, when I was 25 I was working 16-hour days and eating shrimp-flavored Ramen noodles six times a week. But as much as we love being with you now, we will always look back fondly on the malnourished freedom of our misguided youth. "Springsteen concerts, the '91 Mets, the Clinton presidency -- most guys reminisce about the days when life was good, easy and free of responsibility," says Rob Aronson, 41, of Livingston, New Jersey, who's been married for 11 years. "At 25 you can get away with things you just can't get away with at 40."

While it doesn't mean we're leaving you to join a rock band, it does explain why we occasionally come home from Pep Boys with a leather steering-wheel cover and a Born to Run CD.

Secret #11: Give us an inch and we'll give you a lifetime.

I was on a trip to Mexico, standing on a beach, waxing my surfboard and admiring the glistening 10-foot waves, when I decided to marry the woman who is now my wife. Sure, this was three years before I got around to popping the question. But that was when I knew.

Why? Because she'd let me go on vacation alone. Hell, she made me go. This is the most important thing a man never told you: If you let us be dumb guys, if you embrace our stupid poker night, if you encourage us to go surfing -- by ourselves -- our silly little hearts, with their manly warts and all, will embrace you forever for it.

And that's the truth..
Typhoons Forever   al

   There's some fascinating information here, Al - thanks so much!

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 01/14/08 - "Paul Newman":


Paul Newman

Only women of a certain era
will fully appreciate this true story.  

(if you don't understand this, tell your mother, she'll get it.)


A Michigan woman and her family were vacationing in a small new England town where Paul Newman and his family often visited.

One Sunday morning, the woman got up early to take a long walk.  After a brisk five-mile hike, she decided to treat herself to a double-dip chocolate ice cream cone.

She hopped in the car, drove to the center of the village and went straight to the combination bakery/ice cream parlor.

There was only one other patron in the store.

Paul Newman, sitting at the counter having a doughnut and coffee.

The woman's heart skipped a beat as her eyes made contact with those famous baby-blue eyes.

The actor nodded graciously and the star struck woman smiled demurely.

Pull yourself together!  She chides herself. You're a happily married woman with three children, you're forty-five years old, not a teenager!

The clerk filled her order and she took the double-dip chocolate ice cream cone in one hand and her change in the other. Then she went out the door, avoiding even a glance in Paul Newman's direction.

When she reached her car, she realized that she had a handful of change but her other hand was empty.

Where's my ice cream cone? Did I leave it in the store? Back into the shop she went, expecting to see the cone still in the clerk's hand or in a holder on the counter or something.  No ice cream cone was in sight.

With that, she happened to look over at Paul Newman.

His face broke into his familiar warm friendly grin and he said to the woman,

"You put it in your purse."

   What a delightful story - thanks, Evelyn! But is an explanation of the Paul Newman's incredible magnetism really necessary?!? I should think all that's needful would be the viewing of a couple of great "old" films!

  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 01/14/08 - "Newsletters":

Hi Carol,

I am not getting any music now from your newsletters...and do look forward to it. I have a new computer with

Have you had any other Typhoons with this problem?
Blessing and Favor, Cheryl

   (Hours later...)

Boo hoo...still no music...Cheryl

   AWW, I'm so sorry, Cheryl! :o( As I've mentioned many times, my knowledge of computers and their delicate workings is extremely limited, but this one is probably a very simple matter for you to correct. It lies either with the sound card on your new computer (doubtful), or with the media program you have installed. At the moment I personally am using Winamp, but there are several great programs from which you could choose. Check with a tech reppie - and when you're fully equipped once more, click back on the Newsletters to see what you've missed:

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 01/14/08:


Glanced at the newsletter.  There are Paynes in my family, too.  Lawrences, Goodsons, Sneads, Paynes, Gillispies, and who know what else.  I am a mixed breed for sure.

   GIGGLES - as are we all! Technically, I have a Goodson who married the sister of one of my ancestors in about 1850 or before, but as I think they never had children, I'd never mentioned it before. Now I cannot seem to find it, as though I imagined the whole thing (which I assure you, I did not).  I'll look for that information again when my brain resumes functioning properly....

   Thanks, Frances!

    From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 01/14/08 - "Songs from the Juke Box":

Not sure if I ever sent this to you or maybe it came from you but ran across it again and thought I would forward

   We have run this before, F.A., but it's so cool that we'll run it again - thanks!

    From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 01/14/08:

Hi Carol -
In response, someone else, other than   Steve (Kiger) was 8th grade class President of the 1966 grad class... 

Oh and by the way, right after I wrote you 'go TrailBlazers', they unfortunately lost by double OT to the Toronto Raptors....:(  my but what a hot young team this year...even without our Greg Oden  :)       

Gail (Kiger) Bonsey   FHS '73

   EEK!!! Well, of course, you're right!  It was    Pam Weaver!  My apologies to all!

   Sorry about your team's loss, too, Gail! Thanks for the correction!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/15/08 - "The Blonde and The Lord":


A blonde wanted to go ice fishing.  She had read many books on the subject and finally getting all the necessary tools together, she made for the ice!

After positioning her comfy footstool, she started to make a circular cut in the ice.  Suddenly, from the sky, a voice boomed, "THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE..."

Startled, the blonde moved further down the ice, poured a cup of cappuccino from her thermos, and began to cut yet another hole.  Again from the heavens the voice bellowed, "THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE..." 

The blonde, now worried, moved away..... clear down to the opposite end of the ice.  She set up her stool once more and tried again to cut her hole in the ice. 

The voice came once more, "THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.." 

She stopped, looked skyward, and said, "IS THAT YOU LORD?" 


   Thanks, Joyce!

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII  01/15/08 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Question ??? What is a Grandparent?":

(taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds)

Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of her own. They like other people's.

A grandfather is a man & a grandmother is a lady!

Grandparents don't have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money. 

When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.

They show us and talk to us about the color of the flowers and also why we shouldn't step on "cracks."

They don't say, "Hurry up." 

Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.

They wear glasses and funny underwear. 

They can take their teeth and gums out.

Grandparents don't have to be smart.

They have to answer questions like "why isn't God married?" and "How come dogs chase cats?".

When they read to us, they don't skip. They don't mind if we ask for the same story over again.

Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television because they are the only grown ups who like to spend time with us. 

They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time and kiss us even when we've acted bad.



   These are lovely, Herbie Darlin' - thanks!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/15/08:

Hello Carol,
I just read Melba Deas Graveley's death announcement.  Melba and I were friends in high school, we doubled dated, went to the same church and were engaged at the same time.  She broke up with her fellow and I broke up with my fellow and then I landed up dating and marrying her fellow.  What a shock!  I'm wondering if anyone knows any more details about her death, if so could you please let me know.  It must be very hard for you  to make these memorial pages, especially when you knew and were close to these people.  Thank you for all you do!

 Joyce Cahoon

   Thank you so much, Joyce! It's true; the Memorial Editions nearly always exact an emotional toll from me.  The ones I prepare for close friends obviously take a great deal more, but I still feel they are one of the most important contributions I make in life, and it is a deep honor for me to be able to create them. 

   I didn't know Melba anywhere near as well as you did, but I saw her again at the 40-Year Reunion for the Class of 1964, and was struck by how well and vibrant she looked.  My sincerest sympathies on the loss of your friend.

   I've added this comment to Melba's Memorial Newsletter:

  From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 01/15/08 - "New Phrase.....":

Electile Dysfunction : the inability to become aroused over any of the choices for president put forth by either party in the 2008 election year.

Thanks, Cookie!

From Ronnie Glasofer Margolis ('63) of CA - 01/15/08 - "Our new email address":

Hey y'all,

Please make note in your internet address book of our new email address.  It's


Take care.

Sy and Ronnie Margolis

   Thanks, Ronnie! I have you all switched in my address book! Let me know if you'd like it posted.

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/15/08 - "Idiot Sighting":

Hello Carol,
On the lighter side, here are some new funnies.  I hope everyone enjoys them.
We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us one of our problems was that we did not have a "large" enough motor on  the opener. I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one  Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said,  "Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower." I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, "NO, it's not. Four is larger than two."  We haven't used Sears repair since.

My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter.  She said, "You gave me too much money." I said, "Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back."  She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said "We're sorry but they could not do that kind of thing." The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change. Do not confuse the clerks at McD's.
I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: "Too many deer are being hit by cars out here!   I don't think this is a good place for  them to be crossing anymore."  From Kingman, KS
My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.  From Kansas City
I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,  "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?  "To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?  "He smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask."  Happened in Birmingham, Ala.

The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, "What on earth are blind people doing driving?!"  She was a probation officer in Wichita, KS

At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker. She was leaving the company due to "downsizing." Our manager commented cheerfully, "This is fun. We should do this more often." Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.  This was a lunch at Texas Instruments.

I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.  A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriffs office, no less.

When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver's side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.  "Hey," I announced to the technician, "its open!" His reply, "I know. I already got that side."  This was at the Ford dealership in Canton, Mississippi


They walk among us... and the scary part is that they VOTE and they REPRODUCE !

   YOWZERONI-RINI - what a chilling thought! Thanks again, Joyce!


1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

We Shall Overcome

Lyrics derived from Charles Tindley's gospel song "I'll Overcome Some Day" (1900), and opening and closing melody from the
19th-century spiritual "No More Auction Block for Me" (a song that dates to before the Civil War). According to Professor Donnell King of Pellissippi State Technical Community College (in Knoxville, Tenn.), "We Shall Overcome" was adapted from these gospel songs by "Guy Carawan, Candy Carawan, and a couple of other people associated with the Highlander Research and Education Center, currently located near Knoxville, Tennessee. I have in my possession copies of the lyrics that include a brief history of the song, and a notation that royalties from the song go to support the Highlander Center."


We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day


Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome some day

We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand some day

We shall all be free
We shall all be free
We shall all be free some day

We are not afraid
We are not afraid
We are not afraid some day

We are not alone
We are not alone
We are not alone some day

The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around some day

We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day

"We Shall Overcome" midi courtesy of - 01/12/07

"We Shall Overcome" lyrics and history courtesy of - 01/14/06

Image of Martin Luther King courtesy of
- 01/12/07

 Chain Link divider line clip art courtesy of - 01/16/05

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Applause and Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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