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01/18/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
In the Still of the Night

Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there
to be yours because everyone else is asleep.”

- Catherine O'Hara
(b. 04 Mar 1954)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   What a great old dance tune!

BONUS - In the Still of the Night - Fred Parris and The Satins


"In the Still of the Night" is a song written by Fred Parris and recorded by his Five Satins.

The song was recorded in the Saint Bernadette Catholic School basement in New Haven, Connecticut, in February, 1956. Marty Kugell produced the song. The saxophone solo was played by Vinny Mazzetta, of New Haven. The rhythm section was Doug Murray, bass, Bobby Mapp, drums and Curlee Glover, piano. It was originally released as a B-side (to "The Jones Girl", a play on the Mills Brothers' 1954 hit, "The Jones Boy") on Kugell's Standard Records label. Although the single was only a moderate hit (after it was reissued on the Ember label), peaking at #24 on the national pop charts and #3 on the R&B "race" charts (Billboard's chart designation for R&B during that time), its reputation came to surpass its original chart placement. For three decades, the single almost always topped the influential Top 500 Songs countdown on oldies radio station WCBS-FM. The track sold over 10 million copies in 1987 and 1988 as part of the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. It is ranked #90 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". (The song was included on the highly influential 1959 LP Oldies But Goodies on Original Sound.)

"In the Still of the Night" is the only song to have charted on the Billboard Hot 100 three separate times, by the same artist with the same version each time. After initially reaching #24 in 1956, it was released again in 1960 and reached #81. Then more than a year later in 1961 it reached #99.

"In the Still of the Night" is one of two songs that may lay claim to being the origin of the term doo-wop. The plaintive doo wop, doo wah refrain in the bridge has often been suggested as the origin of the term to describe that musical genre. (The other contender for the honor is "When You Dance" by The Turbans, in which the chant "doo-wop" can be heard.)


1.   Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 01/17/16 - She was admitted into Mary Immaculate Hospital (Room 337) on January 14 with some issues they are hoping to solve. She will be there for the better part of a week if not longer, depending on what they find. She continues to have a battery of tests and consultations with various doctors. Please add your prayers.

2.  From Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA - 01/18/16 - Please pray for my grandson's wife! She had a baby girl on the 7th, and has been in the hospital ever since. They took her to MCV last night to operate in her for blood clots. She has been really sick and has not been able to be with her sweet little Gracie!! Send prayers her way. Through God all things are possible. Thank all of you.



    Happy Birthday today to Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND    F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Ware Morrison ('63) of VA;

21 - Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA;

22 -   Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND the late     Norman Dick ('60) (deceased 26 Nov 2015) AND    Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY;

23 -     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD;

25 -     Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 18, 1866 - Wesley College, Melbourne, was established.


January 18, 1916 - A 611-gram chondrite type meteorite struck a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.


January 18, 1941 - British troops launched a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.

January 18, 1943 -Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

January 18, 1944 -Soviet forces liberated Leningrad, effectively ending a three year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.

January 18, 1945 - Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.

January 18, 1945 - Liberation of Krakow, Poland by the Red Army


Tuesday, January 18, 1966 - Chess player Alexander Khalifman was born Alexander Valeryevich Khalifman (Алекса́ндр Вале́рьевич Халифма́н) in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

Tuesday, January 18, 1966 - Singer (The Boom) Kazufumi Miyazawa (宮沢和史 ) was born in Japan.

Tuesday, January 18, 1966 - Race car driver André Ribeiro was born in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Tuesday, January 18, 1966 - Journalist and author Kathleen Norris (b. Kathleen Thompson on 16 July 1880 in San Francisco, California) died in San Francisco, California at the age of 85.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/17/15:

“God, as a loving Father, will stretch our souls at times. The soul is like a violin string: it makes music only when it is stretched.”

- Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 01/17/16:

  AMEN! Thank you, Tina!

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/17/16:

     YUMMY! Thanks, Susan! I've been making this for fifty years, minus the maraschino cherries. They do add a festive touch!  

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 01/17/16:

  Temperature awesome is that?! 

From The Crochet Crowd - "If you have never heard of a Temperature Afghan, it’s pretty straight forward. You commit to crocheting 1 – 3 rows / rounds of your work using the temperature gauge as your colour choice each day. So you can either check your temperature outside of your home or refer to the weather network each day and crochet accordingly. If you think you are not going to crochet for a day, just take the temperature and write it down so when you pick up your project, you have that information handy. The temperature gauge is showing 8 colours using the Bernat Satin Yarn. Once you know the temperature, look at your gauge and crochet the colour that falls within the temperature readings. The trick is not to cheat the system by falsifying a temperature because you think the colour shouldn’t go where it does. The whole point is capturing the temperature as it happens making the afghan a true representation of the season you are crocheting in."

      SO COOL! Thanks again, Tina!


“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” - 1895

“No balloon and no aeroplane will ever be practically successful.” - 1902

- Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society
26 June 1824 - 17 Dec 1907)

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#8 in a series of 60)":

  I think you will enjoy this!

   OOH! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS STILL OF THE NIGHT CROCHET PATTERN: - Still of the Night Collared Capelet - "Inspired by cool nights and the first days of Autumn. A little bit of a 50's goes architectural modern vibe. The perfect, flattering length. Warms your shoulders just enough." - Not free, but only $3.50 for the pattern!

BONUS STILL NIGHT RECIPES: - 20 Winning Recipes for a Romantic Date Night at Home - "...Whether you've got a new special someone that you're trying to impress or you're sharing a romantic evening with your longtime love, here are 10 winning date night recipes."

From - 01/17/16:
New way of writing answers in exams:

If you don’t know the answer, then put lines like this:


and write below: “Scratch here for ANSWERS”.

1. Wednesday, March 9, 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/18/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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


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 In the Still of the Night

Recorded by
Five Satins, 1956

In the still of the night
I held you Held you tight
'Cause I love
Love you so
Promise I'll never
Let you go
In the still of the night

I remember
That night in May
The stars were bright above
I'll hope and I'll pray
To keep
Your precious love
Well before the light
Hold me again
With all of your might
In the still of the night

So before the light
Hold me again
With all of your might
In the still of the night
In the still of the night

"In the Still of the Night" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/09/05
Thanks, Dave!

"In the Still of the Night" lyrics courtesy of - 01/10/05

First Image courtesy of - 01/17/07

Second Image courtesy of Cal's Gallery,, located by my niece, Shari, of VA - 01/10/04
What a great site! Thanks, Shari!

Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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!

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

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