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03/10/16 - NNHS Newsletter
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-
confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.”

 - Douglas MacArthur
(26 Jan 1880 - 05 Apr 1964)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   All this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day, we'll be celebrating with Irish songs.

BONUS #1 - - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - Sean McLarsen

BONUS #2 - - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - A Capella Women's Choir

BONUS #3 - - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - John McDermott


"The song Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms is often used in a famous gag in a number of Warner Brothers cartoons, usually involving a piano or Xylophone rigged to explode when a certain note is played. The hero, typically Bugs Bunny, tries to play the melody line of the song, but always misses the rigged note (C above middle C). The villain or rival, finally exasperated, pushes the hero aside and plays the song himself, striking the correct note and blowing himself up. In one instance, however, the protagonist plays the melody on a xylophone and, upon striking the rigged note, the antagonist explodes in an 'old gag, new twist.' "


   Happy Birthday today to  Patrick Burke ('57) AND   Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND    Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND   Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA AND  Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

13 -   Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law,       Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL;

14 -   Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA;

15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;

16 -    The late Bill Gross (deceased 22 Mar 2014) AND     Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND    Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC;

17 -   Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


March 10, 1816 - Crossing of the Andes: A group of royalist scouts was captured during the Action of Juncalito.


March 10, 1944 - Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation was established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.

March 10, 1945 - The U.S. Army Air Force firebombed Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm killed more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.


Thursday, March 10, 1966 - Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyễn Cao Kỳ sacked rival General Nguyễn Chánh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.

Thursday, March 10, 1966 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Heavy Circles and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians) Edie Brickell was born Edie Arlisa Brickell in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas.

Thursday, March 10, 1966 - Actor Stephen Mailer was born Stephen McLeod Mailer in New York City, New York, the son of novelist Norman Mailer and stage actress Beverly Bentley. 

Thursday, March 10, 1966 - Baseball player Mike Timlin was born Michael August Timlin in Midland, Texas.

Thursday, March 10, 1966 - Tennis player Andres Vősand was born in Rakvere, Estonia.

Thursday, March 10, 1966 - Guitarist Phil X (Triumph) was born Theofilis Xenidis in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Thursday, March 10, 1966 - Physicist, academic, and Nobel Prize laureate Frits Zernike (b. 16 July 1888 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands) died in Amersfoort, The Netherlands at the age of 77.

“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life - happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else.”

- Peyton Conway March
(27 Dec 1864 - 13 Apr 19

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/09/16 - "Putting On The Ritz.. Enjoy!":

Put on your tennis shoes for this one!

Putting on the Ritz ..... in Moscow, done as flashdance, tremendous, enjoy, enjoy!!!!!

This is a bit different and surprising - taking place in Russia. Enjoy !

This dancing was filmed (26 Feb 2012) on Moscow's "overlook" in Sparrow Hills. Looking down from the "overlook" you see the largest stadium in Russia (140K capacity). The ski jump is for practice and training - if you make a mistake, you end up in the river below. The church at the end opposite to the ski jump is Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, and it's beautiful. The large building on the opposite side of the road beside the overlook is the Moscow State University, and the top of the tall center tower has one of the Kremlin stars. Try to not smile as you watch this - you will. It is a nice, gentle clip. "Putting on the Ritz," in Moscow, no less! What a crazy, delightful, ever changing world! Who could have thought that in 2012 young people in Moscow would put on a "flash mob" happening, dancing to an 83-year-old American song, written by a Russian born American Jew. (Irving Berlin) Sound ON! Enjoy.

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Wayne! How delightful - and endearing!

    From Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 03/09/16:


Thanks, Bobby!


From My Friend, Holly, of MO - 03/08/15 - "Rice Crispy Treats":

I made the best rice crispy treats:

1. Melt 1-1/2 sticks of butter in large pan.
2. Add 2 bags of marshmallows (mini or regular).
3. When the mixture is melted and well mixed, add 10 cups of cereal and mix together.
4. Add 1 bag of mini marshmallows, mix until evenly distributed, not melted down all of the way.
5. Press into a well greased 13x9 pan and let cool.

Makes 12 huge servings or 24 normal servings
These are so good. They are thick, chewy, and have lots of marshmallowy goodness.

   YUMMY! Thank you, Holly!

“Modern dancing is old fashioned.”

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


I think you will enjoy this!

  OOH! Thanks, Dools! I have really enjoyed these gorgeous images!



The Crochet Charm - Spiral Flower Pattern


Charming Chocolate Cupcakes



From - 03/09/16:

How many telemarketers does it take to change a lightbulb?

One, but they have to do it while you're eating dinner!


1. Wednesday, May 11, 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 03/09/16

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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Believe Me If All Those Enduring Young Charms

Words by Thomas Moore
(28 May 1779 - 25 Feb 1852)
Melody: Traditional

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms
Which I gaze on so fondly today
Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms
Like fairy gifts fading away.
Thou wouldst still be adored as this moment thou art
Let thy loveliness fade as it will
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.

It is not while beauty and youth are thine own
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known
To which time will but make thee more dear.
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets
But as truly loves on to the close
the sunflower turns to her God when he sets
The same look which she turned when she rose.

"Believe Me If All Those Enduring Young Charms" midi and lyrics
courtesy of - 03/10/08

Sunflower Image courtesy of - 03/10/08

Sunflower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/10/08

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

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

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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