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01/23/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Till We Meet Again

Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

- William Shakespeare,
Romeo And Juliet Act 2, scene 2, 176–185

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   My mama             the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25), used to sing this song from her own childhood to me as a lullaby.

BONUS - Till We Meet Again - Doris Day



"Till We Meet Again" is an American popular song. The music was written by Richard A. Whiting, the lyrics by Raymond B. Egan in 1918. Written during the Great War, the song tells of the parting of a soldier and his sweetheart. The title comes from the final line of the chorus:
Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu,
When the clouds roll by I'll come to you,
Then the skies will see more blue,
Down in lovers lane my dearie,
Wedding bells will ring so merrily,
Every tear will be a memory,
So wait and pray each night for me,
Till we meet again.

As Whiting's daughter Margaret tells it, the song was intended for a 1918 contest at a Detroit theater. Dissatisfied with the result, Whiting threw the manuscript in the trash. His secretary retrieved it and showed it to their boss, publisher Jerome Remick, who submitted it in the contest, where it won top honors.

This song has been commonly used as the anthem of Huddersfield Town FC since the early 20's but with the following lyrics:- SMILE AWHILE

There’s a team that is dear to its followers, They play in the bright blue and white, They’re a team of renown, they’re the pride of the town, And the game of football is their delight, So all the while upon the field of play, Thousands gladly cheer them on their way, Often you can hear them say, Who can beat the Town today? Then the bells will ring so merrily, Every goal will be a memory, So Town play up and bring the cup, Back to Huddersfield.

In 1919, it was the number 1 song of the year as recorded by Henry Burr and Albert Campbell.



   Happy Birthday today to the ever gorgeous      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;

30 -   Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND
 Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!  



January 23, 1941 - Charles Lindbergh testified before the U.S. Congress and recommended that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.

January 23, 1942 - The Battle of Rabaul began, the first fighting of the New Guinea campaign.

January 23, 1943 - Troops of Montgomery's 8th Army captured Tripoli in Libya from the German-Italian Panzer Army.

January 23, 1943 - Australian and American forces finally defeated the Japanese army in Papua.

January 23, 1943 - The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse on Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign ended.

January 23, 1943 - Australian and American forces defeated Japanese army and navy units in the bitterly-fought Battle of Buna–Gona.

January 23, 1945 - German naval commander, Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz launched Operation Hannibal.

 January 23, 1945 -   Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) was born on the coolest birthday ever - 01/23/45!


Sunday, January 23, 1966 - Surfer Damien Hardman was born in Warriewood, New South Wales, Australia.

Sunday, January 23, 1966 - Triple jumper Oleg Sakirkin was born Oleg Evgenevich Sakirkin (Олег Евгеневич Сакиркин) in Shymkent, Ongutsik Qazaqstan. He died on March 18, 2015. He was 49.

Sunday, January 23, 1966 - Basketball player and referee Haywoode Workman was born Haywoode Wilvon Workman in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sunday, January 23, 1966 - Lawyer and politician T. M. Sabaratnam (b. Thambaiyah Mudaliyar Sabaratnam [தம்பையா முதலியார் சபாரத்தினம்] on 16 Jan 1895 in Mullaitivu, Ceylon) died in Mullaitivu one week after his 71st birthday.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/22/15:

“The great test of life is to see whether we will hearken to and obey God's commands in the midst of the storms of life. It is not to endure storms, but to choose the right while they rage.”

- Henry B. Eyring
(b. 31 May 1933)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 01/22/16 -  "This is just fun . . .":


   GIGGLES! Thanks, Wayne!


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 01/20/16 - "Beware old women with guns":

Bad girl, badddddd !

Florida woman stops alligator attack with a small Beretta pistol.

This is a story of self-control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator.

She was asked, "What is the smallest caliber that you would trust to protect yourself?"

"A Beretta Jetfire," she answered! [A nice testimonial for the Baretta Jetfire]

Here is her story in her own words:

"While out walking along the edge of a pond just outside of The Villages with my soon-to-be ex-husband discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-ft. alligator which suddenly emerged from the murky water and began charging us with its large jaws wide open. She must have been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive. If I had not had my little Beretta Jetfire .25 caliber pistol with me, I would not be here today! Just one shot to my estranged husband's knee cap was all it took. The 'gator got him easily and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace. It's one of the best pistols in my collection! Plus the amount I saved in lawyer's fees was really incredible!"

     Thanks again, Wayne!


From My Friend, Chloe, of KY - 01/22/16:

     BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Chloe!



From Jim Rohn's Newsletter - 01/11/16 - "4 Reasons You Should Think Like an Ant":

4 Reasons You Should Think Like an Ant

When was the last time you saw ants reach an obstacle and give up with their heads down and head back to the ant hole to relax? Never.

Here’s another question. How much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for winter? All that it possibly can.

Imagine what you could accomplish if you never quit and always did all that you could do.

I think everybody should study ants and their philosophy—it’s simple, but it’s powerful:

1. Ants never quit.
That's a good philosophy. If ants are headed somewhere and you try to stop them; they'll look for another way. They'll climb over, they'll climb under and they'll climb around. They keep looking for another way. What a neat philosophy, to never quit looking for a way to get where you're supposed to go.

2. Ants think winter all summer.
That's an important perspective. You can't be so naive as to think summer will last forever. So ants are gathering their winter food in the middle of summer.

An ancient story says, "Don't build your house on the sand in the summer." Why do we need that advice? Because it’s important to be realistic. In the summer, you've got to think storm. Think ahead.

3. Ants think summer all winter.
That is so important. During the winter, ants remind themselves, "This won't last long; we'll soon be out of here." And the first warm day, the ants are out. If it turns cold again, they'll dive back down, but then they come out the first warm day. They can't wait to get out.

4. Ants think “all-you-possibly-can.”
How much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter? All he possibly can. Ants don't have quotas or "good enough" philosophies. They don't gather a certain amount and then head back to the hole to hang out. If an ant can do more, it does. What an incredible philosophy, the "all-you-possibly-can" philosophy.

Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can.


“Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.”

- Brooke Shields, model/actress
(b. 31 May


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#13 in a series of 60)":


I think you will enjoy this!

   OOH! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS TILL WE MEET AGAIN CROSS STITCH PATTERN: - Jenny Rasmussen's Bluebird Friendship Card - Click on first image to find printable chart; ADDED BONUS: More patterns included!

BONUS MEET AGAIN RECIPE: - Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies - “Mint and chocolate meet again in everyone's favorite chocolate cookie.”

From - 01/22/16:
A person went to an interview of a healthcare organization. After the first question he was disqualified.

Interview Board: Why do people have different kind of blood groups?

Applicant: Because mosquitoes love to enjoy different kind of flavors.

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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Till We Meet Again

Words by Raymond B. Egan (14 Nov 1890 - 13 Oct 1952)
Music by
Richard A. Whiting (12 Nov 1891 - 10 Feb 1938),1918

There's a song in the land of the lily
Each sweetheart has heard with a sigh
Over high garden walls
This sweet echo falls
As a soldier boy whispers goodbye.

Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu
When the clouds roll by I'll come to you
Then the skies will seem more blue
Down in lover's lane, my dearie
Wedding bells will ring so merrily
Every tear will be a memory
So wait and pray each night for me
Till we meet again.

Tho' goodbye means the birth of a tear drop
Hello means the birth of a smile
And the smile will erase
The tear blighting trace
When we meet in the after awhile.

Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu
When the clouds roll by I'll come to you
Then the skies will seem more blue
Down in lover's lane, my dearie
Wedding bells will ring so merrily
Every tear will be a memory
So wait and pray each night for me
Till we meet again.


"Till We Meet Again" midi, lyrics, and Image of Sheet Music courtesy of - 01/09/08

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Aqua Flake Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/22/08

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!

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

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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

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