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01/26/14 - 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,

   I think we could all use a little magic in our lives right about now.....

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

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

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 action that would later win him the Medal of Honor.


Sunday, January 26, 1964 - Journalist Peter Braunstein was born in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York.

Sunday, January 26, 1964 - Actor Paul Johansson was born Paul Joseph Otto Johansson in Spokane, Washington

   From My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX - 01/24/14 - "RE: "           Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of AL)":


I'm glad Brent is doing better. I had no idea what was going on! My phone is crazy and I do not get a lot of texts people send to me. So if you have texted me, I'm not ignoring you, I just haven't gotten them!

Hopefully the next time you hear from us we will have another little one here!


   Thanks, Megan! Even though he's vastly improved, on Friday, Brent was in a lot of pain along his incision, more than he had been lately (which is normal), so he asked that we keep the prayers coming.

   We are so excited about your new little baby girl!  Two more weeks, right? Counting this fifth one of yours, that will give us 23 "grandchildren", 11 boys and 12 girls!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/25/14 - "FEB. BIRTHDAYS FOR CLASS OF 63' "










   Thanks so much, Jimmy! I already had Phyllis and Terry listed, but I added the names of the other four:

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 01/25/14 - "    Yogi Berra":

Lawrence Peter Berra was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 12, 1925. He played Major League Baseball for 19 years for the New York Yankees.

He played on 10 World Series Championship teams, is a MLB Hall of Famer and has some awe-inspiring stats. His name is consistently brought up as one of the best catchers in baseball history, and he was voted to the Team of the Century in 1999.

Amazing accomplishments aside, they probably aren't how you know Lawrence. You know him as Yogi, a nickname given to him by a friend who likened his cross-legged sitting to a yogi.

Yogi is famous for his fractured English, and sometimes nonsensical quotes, but there seems to be no end to his fan's love for him.

Here are 25 Yogi Berra quotes that will make you shake your head and smile.

1. "It's like deja vu all over again."

2. "We made too many wrong mistakes."

3. "You can observe a lot just by watching."

4. "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."

5. "He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious."

6. "If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be."

7. "If you don't know where you're going, you might end up some place else."

8. Responding to a question about remarks attributed to him that he did not think were his: "I really didn't say everything I said."

9. "The future ain't what it use to be."

10. "I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house."

11. On why he no longer went to Ruggeri's, a St. Louis restaurant: "Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded."

12. "I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."

13. "We have deep depth."

14. "All pitchers are liars or crybabies."

15. When giving directions to Joe Garagiola to his New Jersey home, which is accessible by two routes: "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

16. "Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."

17. "Never answer anonymous letters."

18. On being the guest of honor at an awards banquet: "Thank you for making this day necessary."

19. "The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase."

20. "Half the lies they tell about me aren't true."

21. As a general comment on baseball: "90% of the game is half mental."

22. "I don't know (if they were men or women running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads."

23. "It gets late early out there."

24. Carmen Berra, Yogi's wife asked: "Yogi, you are from St. Louis, we live in New Jersey, and you played ball in New York. If you go before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?" Yogi's answer: "Surprise me."

25. "It ain't over till it's over."

Love that Yogi! Thanks, George!

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 - 01/25/14:

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed at home. He wanted her to see what he went through each day, so he prayed, "Dear Lord, I go to work every day and put in eight hours of hard work, while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please create a trade in our bodies".

God, in His infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish.

The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman. He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home ..... picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to draw money to pay the electricity and telephone bills.

He drove to the electricity company and the phone company and paid the bills, went grocery shopping, came home and put away the groceries. He cleaned the
cat's litter box and bathed the dog. By then it was already 1:00 pm, so he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the kitchen floor.

He rushed to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home which he had to sort out in a gentle 'motherly' fashion. He set out cookies and milk and got the kids organized to do their homework, then set up the ironing board and was able to watch a bit of TV while he did the ironing. By then it was 4:30 pm, so he began peeling potatoes and washed greens for salads. He prepared the chops and fresh vegetables and got everything ready in time for an early dinner.

After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed. At 9:00 pm he was exhausted and although his chores weren't finished for the day, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaining.

The next morning he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said, "Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, O please, let us trade back!"

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied, "My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were. You'll just have to wait 9 months though, because you got pregnant last night!!!"


1. Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 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 12, 2014 - 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.  

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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!

"Its 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!

John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of - 04/26/13

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

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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

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