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04/15/16 - NNHS Newsletter -

"I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though
some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past.
Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now."

- Sophia Loren
(b. 20 Sept 1934)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Nat King Cole was singing to me again last night. As always, he made it seem so very effortless - just like this.

BONUS - - Stardust - Nat King Cole


"Stardust" is an American popular song composed in 1927 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics added in 1929 by Mitchell Parish. Carmichael first recorded the song, originally titled "Star Dust", at the Gennett Records studio in Richmond, Indiana. The song, "a song about a song about love",[1] played in an idiosyncratic melody in medium tempo, became an American standard, and is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, with over 1,500 total recordings.[2] In 2004, Carmichael's original 1927 recording of the song was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. "Stardust" is considered by many the finest song ever written.

According to Carmichael, the inspiration for "Stardust" (the song's original title was "Star Dust", which has long been compounded into "Stardust")[3] came to him while he was on the campus of his alma mater, Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. He began whistling the tune, then rushed to the Book Nook, a popular student hangout, and started composing. He worked to refine the melody over the course of the next several months, likely in Bloomington or Indianapolis (sources cite various locations, and Carmichael himself liked to embellish the facts about the song's origins).[4] "Stardust" was first recorded in Richmond, Indiana, for Gennett Records (Gennett 6311) by Carmichael, with Emil Seidel and his Orchestra and the Dorsey brothers as "Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals," on October 31, 1927, as a peppy (but mid-tempo) jazz instrumental. Carmichael said he was inspired by the types of improvisations made by Bix Beiderbecke.[5] The tune at first attracted only moderate attention, mostly from fellow musicians, a few of whom (including Don Redman) recorded their own versions of Carmichael's tune. (The Redman arrangement was issued on OKeh as by The Chocolate Dandies, but was in reality the moonlighting McKinney's Cotton Pickers who were exclusive Victor recording artists.)

Mitchell Parish wrote lyrics for the song, based on his own and Carmichael's ideas, which were published in 1929. A slower version had been recorded in October 1928, but the real transformation came on May 16, 1930, when bandleader Isham Jones recorded it as a sentimental ballad.[6] “Stardust” is a 32-bar melody with a slightly unusual ABAC structure. It is preceded by a 16-bar verse (which some performers omit). The verse and chorus have the same final cadence, though other than that they are musically distinct...


   Happy Birthday today to      George Helliesen ('61) of VA AND   Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - David Jones ('57); 

18 -        The late Monty Phillips ('62) (d. 15 Apr 2011) AND    Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA;

21 -   Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND           My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX!;

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND     Gene Shelton ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 15, 1940 - The Allies began their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which was occupied by Nazi Germany.

April 15, 1941 - In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attacked Belfast, Northern Ireland killing one thousand people.

April 15, 1942 - The George Cross was awarded to "to the island fortress of Malta – its people and defenders". It was given by King George VI himself and is now an emblem on the Maltese national flag.

April 15, 1945 - British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

April 15, 1945 - The Dutch town of Arnhem was liberated.


Friday, April 15, 1966 - Singer-songwriter and actress Samantha Fox was born Samantha Karen Fox in Mile End, London, England.

Friday, April 15, 1966 - Businessman Mott Green was born David Lawrence Friedman in Washington, D.C.. On 01 June 2013 at the age of 47 he was electrocuted while working on solar-powered machinery for cooling chocolate during overseas transport.[1][2] in Grenada.

“Broken minds can be healed just the way broken bones and broken hearts are healed. While God is at work making those repairs, the rest of us can help by being merciful, nonjudgmental, and kind.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland, October 2013
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

  From Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 04/12/16, 8:02 PM (but not discovered until 04/14/16)- "     Wayne Lambert":


This is Wayne Lambert's obituary. He graduated in the NNHS class of 1968.

I hope you and your family are doing well.


   Thank you so much, Mikey! Not knowing Wayne, I had missed the NNHS connection. You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend and classmate.

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/13/16 - "Truth, Justice, and the American Way":

     INDEED! Thanks, Billy!

       From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 04/13/16:

  TRUTH! Thanks, Cheryl!

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

- Oscar Wilde
(16 Oct 1854 - 30 Nov

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/01/16 - "Senior Mugs" (#15 in a Series of 16):

  GOOD ONE! Thanks, Billy!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/10/16 - "Garage Door Art" (#5 in a Series of 22):

  WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!

BONUS STARDUST CROCHET PATTERN: - Stardust Filet Doily - "Make this oval doily with a metallic thread for extra sparkle in your home. Size: 13" wide x 18" long."

BONUS STARDUST RECIPE: - Stardust Chocolate Pancakes - "These are just heavenly!"  


From - 04/14/16:

Teacher: Joey, how do you spell 'crocodile'?

Joey: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L'

Teacher: No, that's wrong.

Joey: Maybe it is wrong, but you did ask me how I spelled it."


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 04/05/16

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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Words by Mitchell Parish (10 July 1900 - 31 Mar 1993)
Music by
Hoagy Carmichael (22 Nov 1899 - 27 Dec 1981), 1929

Recorded by Nat King Cole (17 Mar 1919 - 15 Feb 1965), 1957

And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that were apart

You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday
The music of the years gone by

Sometimes I wonder why I spend
The lonely night dreaming of a song
The melody haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you
When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
But that was long ago
Now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song

Beside a garden wall
When stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale tells his fairy tale
A paradise where roses bloom
Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain

"Stardust" midi courtesy of - 04/15/08

"Stardust" lyrics courtesy of - 04/15/08

"Stardust Confetti" Image courtesy of - 04/15/08

Fancy Purple Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 08/12/04

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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!

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

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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