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02/08/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Hazy Shade of Winter

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that
those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.”

 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(28 Aug 1749 - 22 Mar 1832)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Here in Fayetteville, yesterday was rather horrendous, but today we're having a beautiful day. I think it's likely that there's a good chance that wherever you might be, it feels rather like a winter day today.

BONUS - - Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon and Garfunkel


"A Hazy Shade of Winter" is a song written by Paul Simon, recorded and released by Simon & Garfunkel in 1966, and then included on their 1968 album, Bookends (although it also appeared on their Live from New York City, 1967). It peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] making it the second highest-charting song on the album after "Mrs. Robinson", which reached #1[2] when it was released on the back of its inclusion on the soundtrack of The Graduate.

Critic Richie Unterberer described the song as "one of [Simon and Garfunkel's] best songs, and certainly one of the toughest and more rock-oriented".[3]

The lyrics evoke the passage of the seasons, but (as the title suggests) focusing on the gloominess of winter...


     Happy Birthday today to   Bob Hines ('66) of VA!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Janice McCain Rose ('65) of Northern VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND    Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;

10 - The late   Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) (deceased - 03/14/15) AND     Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late  Bobby Helmer ('61) (deceased 02/26/11) AND the late    Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND   Mike Miller ('65) of NC AND   Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;

11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA AND Terry Smith ('63);

12 - Jon Pearl ('57);

13 -    Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia;

14 -      Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND         My Niece,  Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents),     Bekah Mansfield of TX!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 8, 1942 - Japan invaded Singapore.

February 8, 1943 - Britain's 77th Indian Brigade began launching guerrilla raids behind Japanese lines in Burma. The forces were under the command of Major General Orde Wingate.

February 8, 1945 - The United Kingdom and Canada commenced Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.


Tuesday, February 08, 1966 - Actor Sean Harris was born in Bethnal Green, London, England.

Tuesday, February 08, 1966 - Footballer and manager Bruno Labbadia was born in Darmstadt, West Germany.

Tuesday, February 08, 1966 - Journalist and radio host Sarah Montague was born Sarah Anne Louise Montague on Guernsey, a British Crown Dependency and one of the Channel Islands.

Tuesday, February 08, 1966 - Ice hockey player and coach Kirk Muller was born Kirk Christopher Muller in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday, February 08, 1966 - Footballer and manager Hristo Stoichkov (Христо Стоичков Стоичков) was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/07/15:

“His mercy is the mighty healer, even to the wounded innocent.”

- Boyd K. Packer
(b. 10 Sept

    Thanks so much, Susan!

  • What: Super Bowl 50
  • Where: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
  • Kickoff Time: Sunday, February 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Final Score: Carolina Panthers (NFC) - 10; Denver Broncos (AFC) - 24
  • Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analysis)
  • MVP: Von Miller

  • “You fail to overlook the crucial point.”

    - Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
    (17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan

            From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#29 in a series of 60)":


    I think you will enjoy this!

       OOH! Thanks, Dools!


    BONUS WINTER DAY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Priscilla Hewitt's Cable Cap - Doris' Raspberry Sherbet Round Ripple Afghan - Deliciously fun, the Raspberry Sherbet Round Ripple will have you grinning from ear to ear. Round crochet afghans look terrific and this pattern is for those already familiar with the round ripple technique. This pattern also teaches you how to crochet a flower and add it to the afghan. Make this ripple pattern for Valentine's day or for a girl's room."

    BONUS WINTER DAY RECIPES: - Winter Day Dinner - "In the middle of winter, I often rely on this recipe to warm us up! My husband doesn't care for noodles, so I look for different ways to serve potatoes." - Most Popular Winter Recipes


    From - 02/07/15:

    A 20-something year-old girl finally decided to introduce her boyfriend to her parents. She hid him from them because she was afraid of how they'd react because he was very religious, but now that they were engaged she couldn't hide it anymore.

    The boy shook the father's hand firmly and sat down for a talk.

    "So I understand that you want to marry my daughter. Do you have a job to support her?"

    "With God's help, sir, someday soon I'll find a job."

    "Are you planning on having children?"

    "With God's help, sir, someday, yes."

    "I understand that you're a student. How are you going to pay your tuition and afford a baby?"

    "With God's help, sir, I'm very certain both of these are possible goals."

    The conversation went pleasantly and politely. After the boy left, the mother asked the father, "Well? What do you think of the young lad?"

    The father replied, "He seems pretty nice; the only problem is that he seems to believe that I'm God." 


    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

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

                                     Love to all, Carol

       Y'all take good 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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    A Hazy Shade of Winter

    Written by Paul Simon
    (b. 13 Oct 1941)

    Recorded by Simon & Garfunkel, 1966

    Time, time, time, see what's become of me
    While I looked around
    For my possibilities
    I was so hard to please
    But look around, leaves are brown
    And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

    Hear the salvation army band
    Down by the riverside, it's bound to be a better ride
    Than what you've got planned
    Carry your cup in your hand
    And look around, leaves are brown now
    And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

    Hang on to your hopes, my friend
    That's an easy thing to say, but if your hope should pass away
    It's simply pretend
    That you can build them again
    Look around, the grass is high
    The fields are ripe, it's the springtime of my life

    Ahhh, seasons change with the scenery
    Weaving time in a tapestry
    Won't you stop and remember me
    At any convenient time
    Funny how my memory slips while looking over manuscripts
    Of unpublished rhyme
    Drinking my vodka and lime

    Look around, leaves are brown now
    And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

    Look around, leaves are brown
    There's a patch of snow on the ground...

    Look around, leaves are brown
    There's a patch of snow on the ground...

    Look around, leaves are brown
    There's a patch of snow on the ground...

    "Hazy Shade of Winter" midi (sequenced by Phil Smith) courtesy of - 02/08/10

    "Hazy Shade of Winter" lyrics courtesy of - 02/08/10

    "Hazy Shade of Winter" image courtesy of - 02/08/10

    Twig Flower Bar # 17  Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/08/10

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

    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 Military Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

    Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

    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!!

    Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of - 09/25/07

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

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