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01/26/13 - NNHS Newsletter - This Magic Moment

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets
are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”

- Roald Dahl
(13 Sept 1916 - 23 Nov 1990)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We first used this song eight years ago today.

BONUS - - This Magic Moment - The Drifters, 1960



"This Magic Moment" is the title of a song composed by lyricist Doc Pomus and pianist Mort Shuman. It is one of their best known successes.[1] It was recorded first by Ben E. King with The Drifters and scored #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1960. It was recorded by Jay and the Americans during 1969 and went to #6, earning gold record status. The song is used in David M. Evans' The Sandlot.

The song was recorded as a cover version by Lou Reed on a Doc Pomus tribute album entitled Till the Night is Gone and later featured in David Lynch's Lost Highway. It was also covered by horror punk music band the Misfits for the album Project 1950 and by indie rock band The Mountain Goats for their first cassette release Taboo VI: The Homecoming.



    Happy Birthday today to      Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

30 -  Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN;

31 - Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;

01 -     Paul Dobie ('66) of CO;

02 - Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late    Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05)  AND   John Patterson ('59) of TN AND    Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 26, 1942 - The first United States forces arrived in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.

January 26, 1945 - The Red Army began encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which would end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.

January 26, 1945 - Audie Murphy saw in action that would later win him the Medal of Honor.


Saturday, January 26, 1963 - Politician Riddell Akua was born in Nauru.

Saturday, January 26, 1963 - Football manager José Mourinho was born José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix in Setúbal, Portugal

Saturday, January 26, 1963 - Musician Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!) was born Andrew John Ridgeley in Windlesham, Surrey, England

Saturday, January 26, 1963 - Hostess Gisela Valcarcel was born Sonia Mercedes Gisela Valcárcel Álvarez in La Victoria District, Lima, Peru

Saturday, January 26, 1963 - Dog breeder H. S. Lloyd (b. Herbert Summers Lloyd on 01 Apr 1887 in England) died at "Ware Cottage", in Maple Cross, Hertfordshire near Rickmansworth, England at the age of 75.

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 01/25/13 - "Party Harty #4 - Blanket": 

  For everyone who liked my previous comics - a new issue of Party Harty... finally

Like all of these comics this one is based on actual events -- except in real life she was caught on a step stool. I think my amendment was funnier.

     Great job, Dale! You have funny baby chicks! Give them some hugs and kisses for me!    


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/24/13 - "IT HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS":

  I Just Realized Something

It just hit me!
My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day.
He has his food prepared for him.
His meals are provided at no cost to him.
He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup, and again during the year, if any medical needs arise.
For this he pays nothing, and nothing is required of him.
He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep.
If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up.
He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep.
He receives these accommodations absolutely free.
He is living like a king, and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever.
All of his costs are picked up by others who earn a living.
I was just thinking about all this and suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks ~
My dog is a CONGRESSMAN!!!

      Thanks, Dools!

From - 01/21/13 - "9 Keys to Creating Abundance":

9 Perceptions for Creating Abundance

By Roberta A. Swartz

While much information has been written about the steps for participating in successful manifestation, some key elements that are less explored have to do with our attitudes, our beliefs and our perceptions. These unmeasurable, intangible parts of the human experience are the very ones that affect our relationship with the universal intelligence.

9 Perceptions for Creating Abundance

1. Focus on what is good.

Learning to live in this way can be challenging, but with desire, awareness and practice we can each learn how to create a life of greater peace. First we must choose to live in trust rather than in fear. Then, when we become aware of those moments when fear takes its grip, we can remind our self that we have a choice. Rather than focusing on what is "bad" or "wrong" or "unfair" we can change how we think. I have lived a lifetime of creating meaningful outcomes with successful results even when all odds seemed to be against me by focusing on what is good. My husband and I trust that we are well supported and that everything turns out fine even when life throws us a curve ball.

2. Take action and let go with trust.
The best approach for successful manifestation occurs when we have both faith in the life force to do its part AND we are willing to take action and do our part too. Much like a bird in flight, we must find a working balance between flapping our wings and knowing when to rest. This ebb and flow between taking action and letting go is founded in trust; trust in our self to do our best and trust in the life force to support our goal. This is similar to when we are young and we instinctively trust our parents to do what they say they will do. This intrinsic knowing demonstrates a different attitude of "Thanks for your help. I feel peaceful and I trust that my needs are met."

Although many people struggle to live in this way, the life force hasn't any ego interference and easily creates congruent responses that support the continuum of life. Just as we are more inclined to give to others when we know our efforts are received with joy and appreciation, the same holds true for the creative life force. An "attitude of gratitude" works to our advantage because it is a respectful and humble way to live.

3. There is always enough.
Everything that is needed for our survival, for our happiness and for our desired experiences already exists. There is plenty for everyone. If you think about an apple, it contains many seeds within its core. Each one of these seeds can produce another apple tree. Apple trees grow and give forth a great many apples each year. This cycle of giving goes on and on.

Instead of living with fear and believing that there is not enough, our job is to receive and enjoy only as much as is needed. Rather than living excessively, the universe serves all of life with a natural flow of abundance that is just right.

4. Fear and worry block results.
Fear and worry tend to evoke the "prove it to me attitude." What relationship can function smoothly under this kind of disrespectful pressure? Rather than needing proof, when we are grateful for what we already have, it opens the door for more to come. Keep in mind that the universal energy supports all of life. A deer doesn't worry about growing more fur for the winter. When we trust that the universe supports all of her creatures, including us, and we are humble and grateful for what we have then this opens the door for greater possibilities.

5. The universal intelligence is always ready to help.
The natural connection that permeates all of life presents us with opportunities or answers, often in subtle, or disguised ways. We often refer to these moments as "coincidental." Our part is to be present, aware, and willing to listen or to step through the doors when these are presented. If you miss the chance, don't worry, it will be provided for you again.

6. Have kind intentions for the common good of all.
The universal energy is happy to support you and your desires as long as these serve to make the world a better place. Even if you are seeking something for yourself, there is always some kind of impact that affects others. When you focus on creating common good with appreciation and humility and you are willing to do your part, you are more apt to influence the universal energy to support your cause and create a balanced relationship that supports positive results.

7. Universal time and ego time.
Universal time is measured by our heartbeat. Ego time is measured by our logical mind. Perceptions of time can be tricky and tend to be based on how we feel in our current environment. The process of manifestation works best when we let go of ego time constraints and allow the magic to unfold. Heartfelt time is "the very best time for everyone involved." This is often different from what our ego mind wants. The same amount of universal time passes whether we trust and feel peaceful or whether we get trapped in feeling impatient and frustrated. Feeling peaceful supports health and vibrant life. Letting go of attachments to outcome including time-lines, demonstrates complete trust and confidence in knowing that our desires are realized. Again, we must be willing to participate in this dance and to do our part.

8. Nothing is ever as it appears to be.
We are taught to believe that "seeing is believing" yet in truth we have it backwards. "What I believe creates how I see" is a much more accurate interpretation. Most people can relate to an experience when things appeared to be a certain way, yet with more time or information we learn that our perceptions were inaccurate. This has to do with focusing on the tangible world of effect rather than the unseen world of causation. It also reflects back to our own insecurities and subconscious patterns. Whenever you are in a moment of being judgmental or fearful, remind yourself that "Nothing is ever as it appears to be." You may be surprised at how different you feel. It can alter your responses as well as influence what happens next. One thing always leads to another.

9. Let go of judgments and find acceptance.
Judgments are a man-made perspective. Many of our judgments come from past experiences and tend to be founded in whether or not we feel safe, accepted or validated. Perceived judgments can be mistaken for our intuitions which provide inner awareness for our survival. Remember that in the eyes of the universal energy, we are all the same and everything just is. Acceptance is a wonderful gift. When we live with love in our heart and we free our self of judgments, we open our self for receiving what is positive and uplifting.
In closing, I strongly believe that a new consciousness, one that is more evolved and constructive is emerging. When we make the choice to live with compassion, trust, love and appreciation for life and all that is, then we create increased good in our mind and body, in our life and ultimately in the world.

About the Author:
Roberta Swartz has been teaching people how to lead healthier, happier lives for more than 3o years. Her evidence based skills are easy to learn and they are life affirming.

Roberta is available for hire for business presentations and workshops. Her audiences are easy engaged, delighted and empowered with knowledge and skills for their personal and professional success.


BONUS MAGIC CROCHET PATTERNS: - Magic Circle - "This tutorial will show how to make the magic crochet loop." - Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet - Great for using the teeniest-tiniest scraps of yarn, as the knots all end up on the inside of the potholder, actually providing more insulation

BONUS MAGIC RECIPES: - Rosmerta's Recipes - Shepherd's Pie by Sabrina - "Harry ate his Shepherd's Pie without much of an appetite in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as he had to spend time in detention with Professor Lockhart and answer his fan mail." - Rosmerta's Recipes - Toad in the Hole - "Toad in the Hole is a traditional English dish consisting of sausages in a Yorkshire pudding batter. But where did the name 'Toad in the Hole' come from? Some say it's because the sausages stick up out of the batter and resemble a toad poking it's head out of it's hole. It doesn't, but oh well." - Rosmerta's Recipes - Rock Cakes by Melinda - "This recipe from Melinda will not have you breaking your teeth like Hagrid's rock cakes." - Rosmerta's Recipes - Hagrid's Dirty Cakes - "Hagrid's meals are not usually chosen over Mrs. Weasley's. But Jessica Kathryn submitted Hagrid's recipe for Dirty Cakes, which are an absolute favorite made with love. " - Rosmerta's Recipes - Love Potion by Alison - "Ron Weasley declares his feelings for Romilda Vane to Harry Potter while under the effect of the Love Potion in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."


From - 01/25/13:

Q. What do you call a polar bear with ear muffs?

A. Anything you want, he can’t hear you!



1.Thursday, February 7, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 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. 

3. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/24/13

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


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

                                 Love to all, Carol




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


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This Magic Moment

Music by Mort Shuman (12 Nov 1936 - 02 Nov 1991); Words by Doc Pomus (27 June 1925 - 14 Mar 1991)

Recorded by Ben E. King (b. 28 Sept 1938) with The Drifters, 1960

This magic moment
So different and so new
Was like any other
Until I met you
And then it happened
It took me by surprise
I knew that you felt it too
I could see it by the look in your eyes

Sweeter than wine
Softer than a summer's night
Everything I want, I have
Whenever I hold you tight

This magic moment,
While your lips are close to mine,
Will last forever,
Forever, 'til the end of time

So why won't you dance with me?
Why won't you dance with me?

This magic moment
So different and so new
Was like any other
Until I met you

And then it happened
It took me by surprise
I knew that you felt it too
I could see it by the look in your eyes

Sweeter than wine
Softer than a summer's night
Everything I want, I have
Whenever I hold you tight

My dear
My heart's all aglow
Could this be magic
Loving you so.
Could this be magic
My dear
Having your love
My prayers were answered
So far from above.
I thought it would be
Just a memory
To linger my heart in pain
But too much pride
I opened up my eyes
And I'm with you dear once again
Could this be magic
My dear
Having your love
If this is magic
Then magic is mine.
Could this be magic
Then magic is mine.

"This Magic Moment" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/21/05
Thanks, Dave!

"This Magic Moment" lyrics courtesy of 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/21/05
Thanks again, Dave!

"It’s Magic" Animated Hands clip art courtesy of - 01/20/05

Bunny in Hat and Magic Wand Images courtesy of - 01/20/05

Magic Blue divider line clip art courtesy of - 01/20/05

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

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

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!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

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