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02/10/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
I Can't Stop Loving You

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you
have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.

- Erich Fried (06 May 1921 – 22 Nov1988), translated by Roy Croft

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I neglected to mention yesterday that it was Mardi Gras and that today is therefore Ash Wednesday.

   Good ol' Ray Charles.....

BONUS #1 - - I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles, 1962

BONUS #2 - - I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles and The Raylettes, September 18, 1972

BONUS #3 - - I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles, later


"I Can't Stop Loving You" is a popular song written and composed by country singer, songwriter and musician Don Gibson, who first recorded it on December 30, 1957, for RCA Victor Records. It was released in 1958 as the B-side of "Oh, Lonesome Me", becoming a double-sided country hit single.

The song was covered by Ray Charles in 1962, featured on Charles' Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, and released as a single. Charles' version reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962, for Five Weeks, as well as the U.S. R&B and Adult Contemporary charts. The Ray Charles version is noted for his saying the words before the last five lines of the song on the final Chorus: "Sing the Song, Children". It was also a country No. 1 for Conway Twitty. It was ranked #161 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and #49 on CMT's 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.


  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 02/09/16 - "Class of 1966 50-Year Reunion":

Class of 1966 50-Year Reunion - save the date notice - September 16 and 17, 2016.

Friday night Meet and Greet will be at The Cove Restaurant. Saturday night will be at the Marriott Hotel.

Both are located at City Center in Newport News. We are still working on room rates and the reunion cost. It will be open to all classes. Stay tuned!

   WHOO-HOO! Thanks so much, Dee!


     Happy Birthday today to  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!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA AND Terry Smith ('63)!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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 10, 1940 - The Soviet Union began mass deportations of Polish citizens from occupied eastern Poland to Siberia.

February 10, 1942 - The Imperial Japanese Army captured Banjarmasin, capital of Borneo in Dutch East Indies.

February 10, 1942 - A Japanese submarine bombarded Midway Atoll.

February 10, 1943 - Attempting to completely lift the Siege of Leningrad, the Soviet Red Army engaged German troops and Spanish volunteers in the Battle of Krasny Bor.


Thursday, February 10, 1966 - Journalist and actor politician Natalie Bennett was born Natalie Louise Bennett in Eastwood, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Thursday, February 10, 1966 - Football player and sportscaster Daryl Johnston was born Daryl Peter Johnston in Youngstown, New York.

Thursday, February 10, 1966 - Comedian, actor, and singer Ji Suk-jin was born Jee Seok-jin (지석진) in Jungseon, Gangwon, South Korea.

Thursday, February 10, 1966 - Composer and songwriter Billy Rose (b. William Samuel Rosenberg on 06 Sept 1899 in New York City, New York) died in New York City, New York at the age of 66.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/08/15:

“God knows of your successes; though they may seem small to you, He acknowledges and cherishes each one of them.”

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/09/16 - "One World Observatory Tour":

Amazing views of New York City from the top of the new One World Tower.

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Dools!

    From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 10/23/13 - "Icy Steps":

  For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dish washing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways.

They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks

    Thanks again for this valuable reminder, Evelyn!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/09/16 - "What a grand surprise!!":

... Part of what is considered by many to be the greatest symphony ever written.... - A Little Girl Gives Coins To A Street Musician And Gets The Best Surprise In Return

   MORE WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Haul Party! That illustrates very well why this is known as the Ode to Joy!

From - 02/09/15 - "Gratitude":

Gratitude: The Key to a Happy Valentine's Day
by Melonie Dodaro

Valentine's Day is so filled with pseudo-romantic fluff that its true meaning easily gets lost: Gratitude and appreciation for that special someone in your life.

There's nothing wrong with flowers and pink hearts; of course, as long as you also take some time to reflect on all the things you're grateful for. These could include people and things in your own life, and of course your partner if you have one. It also includes the other important people in your life, family, friends, colleagues, and beyond.

Take some time to thank them for being in your life, and then add something specific about them that you're grateful for. Whether it's something they have done for you, or something about them that makes you happy to be in their company, figure out what it is and share it with them.

Expressing gratitude has been shown to give people a big emotional lift. It does the same for relationships. Gratitude and resentment or anger cannot reside in the same place at the same time. So once you fill your heart with gratitude, the negative emotions won't have a place to settle in and will evaporate.

Not that this is a new and revolutionary concept. Quotes and writings about gratitude have been plentiful for centuries.

Melodie Beattie wrote:

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion into clarity... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."

And Wikipedia has a solid grip on the benefits of gratitude as well:

"Grateful people are happier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives and social relationships. A large body of recent work has suggested that people who are more grateful have higher levels of well-being. Grateful people also have higher levels of control of their environments, personal growth, purpose in life, and self-acceptance."

The more grateful we are, the happier we are, and the more effectively we're able to cope with life's challenges. We even sleep better when we're grateful.

Clearly, gratitude is something we could use more of, and the best part is that we are able to enjoy as much of it as we like. It's completely in our control -- and it's completely free! So find ways to add a good dose of gratitude into your daily life.

And don't worry. You won't have to wait to be grateful until you win the lottery. Appreciate the little things, or the things that are really quite big but that you take for granted.

Whatever it is that you're grateful for, make a note of it. Write it down. In fact, make a gratitude list. Simply write down all the events, things and people for which you are thankful. Expressing gratitude and appreciation for people in your life brings joy to both of you.

In fact, you could make a gratitude list for your Valentine! Take some time to write down everything you appreciate about your partner and then share it with him or her on Valentine's Day!

But don't stop there. Continue to find things you're grateful for every single day. Make it into a regular practice.

You could begin the morning by making a list of the things for which you are grateful. It may be your health and wellness, it may be the love you share or abundance of finances, or perhaps it’s your home or the motor home that takes you on many adventures! It can also be the simple things like a bed to sleep in and clean water to be able to bathe in. By seeking to find all the positive pieces in your life, you begin the day with a positive attitude. What a wonderful way to get started!

Or you may prefer to give thanks for your blessings at the end of the day, just before drifting off to sleep, by reflecting on a wonderful day and the many things for which to be grateful. It could be the nice person who served the coffee, not running out of gas, being acknowledged for a job well done, having the finances to pay for a car repair, or simply being grateful for the food you had for dinner. Gratitude comes in many shapes and sizes, but it always makes you feel good.

A "Gratitude Journal" is another awesome way to keep track of the things you are grateful for in your life. There are different journals on the market, some very elaborate and others simple, but the important thing is to start one! Like anything in your life that you wish to change, it takes practice and repetition. It’s said that it takes 21 days to change a habit or create a new one. Gratitude journaling is definitely a good habit to start!

Here's one of my favorite quotes: "Yesterday is gone, tomorrow isn’t all we have is today and that is why it’s called the present!"

Think about it: How grateful are you for your present...for today and every day of your life? Be sure to let your Valentine and everyone around you know how much you appreciate them. And spend some time appreciating yourself as well.

Author's Bio:

Melonie Dodaro, of Top Dog Social Media, is passionate about social media and helps business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals to use social media marketing to boost their visibility, attract new customers and increase their revenue. Dubbed by the media as Canada’s #1 LinkedIn expert and social media strategist, she’s also a regular contributor to several social media and business magazines and is a highly sought after speaker and trainer. To learn more about Melonie visit her web site at

“It's absolutely impossible, but it has possibilities.”

- 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 (#31 in a series of 60)":


I think you will enjoy this!

   OOH! Thanks, Dools!



Hookers Don't Bite - Crochet Encounters with Yarn and a Hook


Easy Made from Scratch You Can't Stop Eating It Chocolate Cake


From - 02/09/16:

Did you hear about the new restaurant called Karma?

There is no menu - you get what you deserve!


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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/20/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


   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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I Can't Stop Loving You

Written and recorded by Don Gibson, 1957
(03 Apr 1928 – 17 Nov 2003)

Recorded by Ray Charles, 1962
(17 Feb 1940 - 05 Apr 2006)

(I can't stop loving you)
I've made up my mind
To live in memory
Of the lonesome times
(I can't stop wanting you)
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life
In dreams of yesterday

Those happy hours
That we once knew
Tho' long ago
They still make me blue

They say that time
Heals a broken heart
But time has stood still
Since we've been apart

(I can't stop loving you)
I've made up my mind
To live in memory
Of the lonesome times
(I can't stop wanting you)
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life
In dreams of yesterday

(Those happy hours)
Those happy hours
(That we once knew)
That we once knew
(Tho' long ago)
Tho' long ago
(Still make me blue)
Still make me blue

(They say that time)
They say that time
(Heals a broken heart)
Heals a broken heart
(But time has stood still)
Time has stood still
(Since we've been apart)
Since we've been apart

(I can't stop loving you)
I said I made up my mind
To live in memory
Of the lonesome times......

"I Can't Stop Loving You" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 02/11/10 (sic)

Nicko real's 2007 Image, "Can't Stop Loving You", courtesy of - 02/11/10 (sic)

Black Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/12/08

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 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

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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