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04/08/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
This Nearly Was Mine

“For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: 'It might have been.'”

- John Greenleaf Whittier
(17 Dec 1807 - 07 Sept 1892)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   It's time again for one of my favorite songs.  

BONUS #1 - - This Nearly Was Mine - South Pacific (1958) - acted by Rossano Brazzi; sung by Giorgio Tozzi

BONUS #2 - - This Nearly Was Mine - José Carreras

BONUS #3 - - This Nearly Was Mine - Howard Keel

BONUS #4 - - This Nearly Was Mine - Paolo Szot

BONUS #5 - - This Nearly Was Mine - Frank Sinatra, 1963 - my fave!


South Pacific is a 1949 musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The story draws from James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific, weaving together characters and elements from several of its stories into a single plotline. The musical won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950. The issue of racial prejudice was sensitively and candidly explored at a time when few musicals engaged in serious social commentary.

South Pacific is considered by some to be one of the greatest Broadway musicals.[1][2] Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Happy Talk", "Younger than Springtime", and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", have become worldwide standards. The Broadway production was nominated for and won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Libretto. It is the only musical production ever to have won all four Tony Awards for acting. The show was a critical and box office hit and has since enjoyed many successful revivals and tours and spawned a 1958 film and other adaptations...


South Pacific is a 1958 film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, and based on James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. The film was directed by Joshua Logan and starred Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr and Ray Walston in the leading roles with Juanita Hall as Bloody Mary, the part that she had played in the original stage production...

Metropolitan Opera star Giorgio Tozzi provided the singing voice for the role of Emile de Becque in the film...


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -      Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND    Skip Wood ('65) of NC;

11 -     Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND   Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND    Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA;

12 - Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND   Richard Rawls ('71) of VA;

13 -   Gil Hughes ('64);

14 -   Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;

15 -        George Helliesen ('61) of VA AND    Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 08, 1916 - In Corona, California, race car driver Bob Burman crashed, killing three (including himself), and badly injuring five spectators.


April 08, 1940 - The United Kingdom and France announced that they had mined Norwegian territorial waters to prevent their use by German supply ships.     

April 08, 1942 - Siege of Leningrad Soviet forces opened a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.

April 08, 1942 -The Japanese took Bataan in the Philippines

April 08, 1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, froze wages and prices, prohibited workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and barred rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.

April 08, 1945- After an air raid accidentally destroyed a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors were massacred by Nazis.


Friday, April 08, 1966 - Singer and actress Iveta Bartošová was born in Čeladná, Czechoslovakia. On 29 Apr 2014, eleven days after her 48th birthday, she committed suicide by throwing herself under a train in Uhříněves-Prague 22, Czech Republic.

Friday, April 08, 1966 - Race car driver Mark Blundell was born in Barnet, London, England.

Friday, April 08, 1966 - Rugby league player Andy Currier was born Andrew S. Currier in the United Kingdom Manila.

Friday, April 08, 1966 - Television host Charlotte Dawson was born in Auckland, New Zealand. On 22 Feb 2014, at the age of 47, she committed suicide by overdosing on the drug Baclofen in her home in Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia.

Friday, April 08, 1966 - High jumper Dalton Grant was born in Hackney, London, England.

Friday, April 08, 1966 - Footballer, coach, and manager Mazinho was born Iomar do Nascimento in Santa Rita, Paraíba, Brazil.

Friday, April 08, 1966 - Race car driver Harri Rovanperä was born in Jyväskylä, Finland.

Friday, April 08, 1966 - The Greek Minister for the Interior, Evripidis Stylianidis (Ευριπίδης Στυλιανίδης), was born in Maroneia, near Komotini in the Rhodope regional unit of Thrace, Greece.

Friday, April 08, 1966 - Actress, director, and producer Robin Wright was born Robin Gayle Wright in Dallas, Texas.

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882)

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 07/07/16 - "Important Information":

This was sent to Harry's work and is for real.

National Cyber Awareness System:
FTC Releases Alert on Tech-Support Scams
04/06/2016 06:34 PM EDT

Original release date: April 06, 2016
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on tech-support themed telephone scams. In these schemes, fraudulent callers claim to be from legitimate technical support organizations and offer to fix computer problems that don't exist. Users should not give control of their computers to anyone who calls offering to "fix" a problem.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to refer to the
FTC Scam Alert and the US-CERT Security Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.

   Thank you so much, Ruthie! Y'all be careful!

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 04/07/15:

   Thank you, Tina!

“It is not together, but the ensemble is perfect.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/01/16 - "Senior Mugs" (#8 in a Series of 16):
  GOOD ONE! Thanks, Billy!

BONUS FLY AWAY CROCHET PATTERN (GET IT? "Only to fly away..." ):

Heart in Flight Swablu - "Cute little swablu pattern, you can make this in an afternoon if you're dedicated!"

BONUS DIDN'T FLY AWAY RECIPES (GET IT? "Only to fly away..." ): - Recipes for the Ducks That Didn’t ‘Fly Away’


From - 04/07/16:

Q. Why did Gus drive his pickup truck over the side of the cliff?

A. He wanted to test his new air brakes.


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 04/04/16

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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This Nearly Was Mine

Music by Richard Rodgers
(28 June 1902 - 30 Dec 1979)

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(12 July 1895 - 23 Aug 1960)

From South Pacific, 1949

One dream in my heart,
One love to be livin' for,
One love to be livin' for
This nearly was mine.

One girl for my dream,
One partner in paradise,
This promise of paradise
This nearly was mine.

Close to my heart she came
Only to fly away,
Only to fly as day flies from moonlight
Now, now I'm alone,
Still dreamin' of paradise,
Still sayin' that paradise
Once nearly was mine.

I'll keep rememberin' kisses
From lips I've never owned,
And all that lovely adventures
That we have never known.

One dream in my heart,
One love to be livin' for,
One love to be livin' for
This nearly was mine.

Close to my heart she came
Only to fly away,
Only to fly as day flies from moonlight.

Now, now I'm alone,
Still a-dreamin' of paradise,
Still sayin' that paradise
Once nearly was mine!

"This Nearly Was Mine" midi courtesy of - 04/07/09

"This Nearly Was Mine" lyrics courtesy of - 04/08/09

Pink Roses Bouquet clip art courtesy of - 04/04/05

Pink Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/04/05

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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!!

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

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

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