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01/22/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time there was what there was, and if nothing
had happened there would be nothing to tell.”

Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot, 1993
(b. 22 Dec 1951)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There was a time, I suppose, when this song didn't reduce me to tears, but that was - well, you know.....

BONUS #1 - Once Upon a Time - John Gary

BONUS #2 - Once Upon a Time - Frank Sinatra


"Once Upon a Time" is a song with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams from the 1962 musical All American. [1]

In the musical, the song was performed by Ray Bolger and Eileen Herlie, and their version appears on the Broadway Cast recording. It has been sung by Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Tony Bennett among others.


    Happy Birthday today to   Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND    Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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

26 -   Sharon Weaver Knowles ('63) of VA AND       Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA;

28 - Courtney Russ ('57) AND      Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND    Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND       My Granddaughter, Becca Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '17) of IL;

29 -    Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND     HP Lucas ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 22, 1941 - British and Commonwealth troops captured Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.

January 22, 1944 - The Allies commenced Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.


Saturday, January 22, 1966 - Rugby player and coach Craig Salvatori was born in Australia.

Saturday, January 22, 1966 - Actor and singer Herbert Marshall (b. Herbert Brough Falcon Marshall on 23 May 1890 in London, England) died of heart failure in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 75.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/21/15:

“Rather than being judgmental and critical of each other, may we have the pure love of Christ for our fellow travelers in this journey through life.”

- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 01/18/16 - "Beautiful and peaceful, short video. ENJOY!":

Take time to enjoy.

Relaxing to the body.
Soothing to the mind and spirit.
Enjoy The Nature of God - The Nature of God is a beautiful look at wildlife and nature that anyone who enjoys the great outdoors should enjoy watching.

   Thank you, Dearest Judy! That is indeed a very comforting video, and it allowed me to enjoy the beauty of The Great Outdoors in my very favorite way - from the comfort of The Great Indoors!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/18/16 - "Stump Removal":

A great alternative to stump removal. - On Site with Lueb Popoff

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Bill! That is unbelievably cool! What a gifted artist that man is!

“It's just my same normal life, but now I get to go to movie premieres and to parties.”

- Bridget Hall, model
(b. 12 Dec

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#12 in a series of 60)":


I think you will enjoy this!

   OOH! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS ONCE UPON A TIME CROSS STITCH PATTERN: - Once Upon a Time Cross Stitched Bookmark - "I know reading a book on an iPad or Kindle is in vogue right now, but call me old-fashioned – I like to read a book in print. I love to hear the creak when I first crack open a good hardbound book and smell the ink from the pages. What better way to savor the experience than to cross-stitch your own bookmark?... For this bookmark, instead of buying a pre-made bookmark from the craft store, I used 18-count aida fabric and for the floss — 3 strands for the type and 1 strand for all of the back stitching. To cover the stitches in the back, I cut out a strip of felt (2” x 6-3/4”) and stitched it to the front with an embroidery needle, using half stitches. Finished size, including fringe is 2-3/4” wide x 7-1/2” long." - Technically, I was unable to locate the actual chart for this, but if you're an experienced cross-stitcher, you can chart it yourself. It was just too special not to share with y'all!

BONUS ONCE UPON A TIME RECIPES: - Claire Gallam’s Once Upon A Time: Enchantingly Inspired Recipes - “When I was a little girl, I would close my eyes and wish that the fairy tales my mother told me before bed would come true. I'd wish that a prince on a giant white stallion would rescue me from my second floor bedroom and whisk me away into a magical forest. Although I've grown up some, the idea of living in a modern day fairy tale, like Emma Swan in ABC's Once Upon a Time, is very enticing. Since the probability of me being rescued from corporate America by a tall, dark and handsome prince is quite low, I'll create my own wonderland with these fairy tale foods!”

From - 01/21/14:
What did the polar bear say when they saw tourists in sleeping bags?

“Mmmm, sandwiches!”

1. Wednesday, March 09, 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 01/20/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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


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Once Upon a Time

Words by Lee Adams (b. 14 Aug 1924)
Music by
Charles Strouse (b. 07 June 1928), for All American, 1962

Once upon a time
A girl with moonlight in her eyes
Put her hand in mine
And said she loved me so
But that was once upon a time
Very long ago

Once upon a hill
We sat beneath a willow tree
Counting all the stars and waiting for the dawn
But that was once upon a time
Now the tree is gone

How the breeze ruffled through her hair
How we always laughed as though tomorrow wasn't there
We were young and didn't have a care
Where did it go

Once upon a time
The world was sweeter than we knew
Everything was ours
How happy we were then
But somehow once upon a time
Never comes again

Once upon a time
Never comes again

"Once Upon a Time" midi (sequenced by Peter Mooney) courtesy of - umm, sometime in 2002...

"Once Upon a Time" lyric courtesy
of - 01/23/14 (sic)

"Once Upon a Time" Image courtesy of - 01/23/14 (sic)

 Brown Leaf  Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/21/07

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!!

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07 

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

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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