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04/24/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Let It Be Me

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”

- Sir Peter Ustinov
(16 Apr 1921 – 28 Mar 2004)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Ahhh - such a dreamy ol' Golden Oldie! 

BONUS #1 - - Let It Be Me - The Everly Brothers, 1964

BONUS #2 - - Let It Be Me - The Everly Brothers, umm, later...

BONUS #3 - - Let It Be Me - Elvis, February 19, 1970


"Let It Be Me" is a popular song originally published in 1955 as "Je t'appartiens". The score was written and first recorded by Gilbert Bécaud. The lyrics were penned in French by Pierre Delanoë. The English language version used lyrics by Mann Curtis and was performed in 1957 by Jill Corey in the television series Climax!. Corey's version, with orchestration by Jimmy Carroll, was released as a single and was moderately successful. The most popular version of "Let It Be Me" was released in 1960 by The Everly Brothers. It reached 7th position on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The harmony arrangement of this version was often emulated in subsequent remakes.


    From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 04/18/13, 10:05 AM - "Sock Hop":

Hi Carol,

I hope it's not too late to put a blurb in your newsletter about this Sock Hop. Wish I had thought of it sooner.

"Hey, any Typhooners in the Sarasota-Florida West Coast area, there will be a Sock Hop organized by Karen Weinstein, NNHS '60, with her brother
       Raoul Weinstein, NNHS '57 as the DJ, actually spinning his old 45's from the 50's and 60's. The Sock Hop is on Saturday, April 27th in Sarasota. For information and reservations, contact Karen at 941-343-2900 or

Thanks so much, Carol. Take care.
Karen Weinstein Witte
  OH, WOW! That sounds like fun! Thanks, Karen! Y'all have a great time!


   Happy Birthday today to Donald Smith ('57) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) AND   Bobbie Smith Horwitz of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR;

27 -      Bill Campbell ('54) of VA AND Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) of VA AND Barbara Jones ('54);

28 - Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA;

29 -   Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS AND    Mike Sagman ('66) of VA;

01 -    The Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 23, 1941 -
The Greek government and King George II evacuated Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.

April 23, 1942 - Baedeker BlitzGerman bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck.

April 23, 1945 - Adolf Hitler's designated successor Hermann Göring sent him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which caused Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz.


April 24, 1933 - Nazi Germany began its persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses by shutting down the Watch Tower Society office in Magdeburg.


Tuesday, April 23, 1963 - Actor and race car driver Paul Belmondo was born Paul Alexandre Belmondo in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Tuesday, April 23, 1963 - Powerlifter Magnús Ver Magnússon was born in Egilsstađir, Iceland.


Wednesday, April 24, 1963 - Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon. Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.

Wednesday, April 24, 1963 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Paula Frazer (Tarnation and Faith No More) was born in Georgia, Arkansas.

Wednesday, April 24, 1963 - Musician, songwriter, and producer Billy Gould (Faith No More, Harmful, Fear and the Nervous System, and Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine) was born William David Gould in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, April 24, 1963 - Singer Mano Solo was born Emmanuel Cabut in Châlons-sur-Marne, France. Solo, who suffered from HIV/AIDS, was rushed to a hospital after a concert in Paris on 12 Nov 2009. There he died at the age of 46 on 10 Jan 2010. His death came after a series of aneurisms.

Wednesday, April 24, 1963 - Musician Tőnu Trubetsky was born in Tallinn, Estonia.

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 02/22/13 - "Salute to our military":

If this story doesn't get to ya, nothing will.  This story is also not about the one, but of the TWO.

This is so moving...WOW

There’s a story after the pictures. Please view the whole thing.


If he is a hero...........She is an angel.
"I could hardly keep the tears from falling!!!"
God has blessed us all, for he has put soldiers here to protect what we believe in!

It's the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us the Freedom of the Press.
It's the Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us the Freedom of Speech.
It's the Soldier, not the politicians
That ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness..
It's the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag.

If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military,
Please pass this on and pray for our men and women
Who have served and are currently serving our country
And pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

     Thanks so much, Jay!

    From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/24/13 - "Over N. Vietnam - F-4 Phantom Pardo's Push":

Over N. Vietnam - F-4 Phantom Pardo's Push

Very, very cool true story. Sound up.

   WOWZERONI-RINI! What a story! Thank you so much, Billy!

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/23/13 - "No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies":

  No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups sugar
Dash of salt
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
Waxed paper

In a large saucepan bring to a boil the sugar, salt, butter and milk. Boil mixture over medium heat for 1 full minute. Remove from heat immediately.

Add peanut butter and vanilla; stir well. Add oatmeal and stir until thoroughly incorporated. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls. Drizzle with a mixture of cocoa, powdered sugar and water if desired. Cool until set and firm.

  OOH! Thanks, Susan - what a great variation on the original (which mixes the cocoa in on the first step)!

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC (temporarily of MA) - 04/23/13 - "Pizza Casserole":

  Pizza Casserole

1 (16 ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta
1 lb ground Italian sausage
1 (24 ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 (16 ounce) container cottage cheese
1 (2 1/4 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained (optional)
1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
2 (3 ounce) packages sliced pepperoni

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9" X 13" casserole dish.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until evenly brown, drain grease. Mix in the cooked pasta and pasta sauce. Pour into prepared casserole dish.

In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese, olives, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese.

Spoon the cheese mixture over the sausage and pasta mixture. Top with pepperoni slices.
Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.
   OOH! Thanks, Webby - that looks delicious!

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/23/13 - "Normal People Don't":

     AMEN! Thanks again, Susan!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 04/23/13 - "Life Is Too Short":


From - 04/22/13 - "Make Your Own Luck":

How to Make Your Own Luck

By Rob White

If you're looking for a guaranteed way to win the lottery (other than purchasing every ticket available), you won't find it here or anywhere else. But there's another kind of luck, and it's not the "luck of the Irish." You have it within your power to create your own luck.  Real luck is about taking control of your life and being receptive to opportunities that come your way. And it's about recognizing that there's far more in life that is for you than against you. By being receptive to things that are for you and allowing them to enter your life, you'll be able to achieve more of your aspirations and dreams.

"Lucky" people look outside the box of their daily routine; they believe that good luck is predictable if they take more chances and adopt a receptive/optimistic point of view. They understand that the more focused they are on accomplishing things that excite them, the more luck comes their way. Some would call it Providence moving in their favor. It doesn't matter what you label it; what matters is that you embrace the concept that if it is to be, it is up to me.

Here are five tips for making your life a lucky one:

1. Be unreasonable in your thinking.
What, be unreasonable? Yes. Toss away your old "book of reasons" about why life isn't working out as you hoped. This means seeing yourself differently, rather than looking at life in your usual way. Orville and Wilbur Wright were unreasonable when they decided to invent a heavier-than-air flying machine. Everyone laughed at their attempts to fly, but you have your frequent-flyer miles today because of these two lucky brothers. History is filled with great ideas that we initially scoffed at because they were unreasonable. Don't buy into that thinking!

2. Look for the opportunity in adversity.
You make your own luck when you look at adversity as a source of opportunity. In this world of polarity -- of complementary opposites -- life cannot hand you a negative moment without a positive lesson hidden deep inside. This isn't to say that you should be in denial when negative moments happen. Denial isn't bliss! But when you can look beyond the negative and see the positive, that's the beginning of a lucky moment.

3. Turn whining into winning.
When you catch yourself whining, it's time to make a U-turn. Whining about an aspect of your life moves you to the world of "WOE" ("What on Earth"), where you see the world as largely working against you. The opposite of WOE is "WOW" ("Wonderfully Obsessed with Winning"), a world in which whining is out of the range of human hearing. When you're Wonderfully Obsessed with Winning, luck happens because you're motivated to take the necessary steps to succeed. Think about the old maxim, "A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins." How about this paraphrased version: "A winner never whines and a whiner never wins!"

4. Become a luck magnet.
When you think and act in optimistic and receptive ways, you attract lady luck into your life. You're looking at your future with an attitude of WOW, which alerts you to the many opportunities that are always right there in front of you. If you think of yourself as a winner, you become a winner. Again, it's not about waving a magic a wand and becoming the CEO of a global enterprise or the virtuoso you've always wanted to be. Both entail hard work and talent. But they also entail adopting the mindset of a winner. People who succeed think of themselves as winners long before they achieve their goals. That mindset is a critical element of luck!

5. Pay attention to your intuition.
When you have a hunch, pause and listen to your inner voice. Intuition is keyed into aspects of the world that are off-limits to your rational mind. Often, intuition tells the rational mind where to look next for answers. You have to leave the security of your comfort zone and feel safe in the wilderness of your intuitive self. The odds are that it will guide you to a lucky circumstance.

If you follow these tips, you will find yourself loving life. When you love life, you boldly step forward with an attitude and mood that makes you feel energetic and ambitious. Things then begin to pan out as you hoped. Is that luck or what?

About the Author:

Rob White, the Official Guide to Success Principles, is an author, storyteller & motivational coach. Rob created as a way to provide individuals with all the resources they need to wake up to the power of WOW (Wonderfully Obsessed with Winning). Rob has dedicated his life to inspire individuals to realize and accomplish their own life goals by providing seminars, workshops, videos, articles, blogs, books and original animation shorts.

Rob is the author of 180, a guide to achieving "inner strength and outer freedom", and A Second Chance at Success: Remarkably Simple Ways to Open Your life to Opportunities and Turn Past Mistakes Into Lasting Confidence, Happiness and Success. Rob is regularly featured on the Huffington Post and his original articles are published in dozens of print and online publications.

From his modest beginnings in a small town in Western Massachusetts, he has built a multi-million dollar bi-coastal real estate business, and is an expert in the fields of personal and professional growth. Drawing on 30 years of experience researching and testing myriad methods and tools for success, he has developed a concise and enriching program that unlocks the true power of human potential.

Go here to learn more: 

  From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#10 of 36)":

  To make you smile.....

Happy Pet Day!!!

   AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!


BONUS CROCHET ME PATTERNS: - Free Crochet Me Patterns - a plethora!


From - 04/23/13:

Two strands of DNA were walking down the street. One said to the other, "Do these genes make me look fat?"  


1. Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Hey, any Typhooners in the Sarasota-Florida West Coast area, there will be a Sock Hop organized by Karen Weinstein, NNHS '60, with her brother Raoul Weinstein, NNHS '57 as the DJ, actually spinning his old 45's from the 50's and 60's. The Sock Hop is on Saturday, April 27th in Sarasota. For information and reservations, contact Karen at 941-343-2900 or

2. Thursday, May 2, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 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.

4. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/20/13

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take 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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Je T'appartiens

Assise ŕ ta place
Dans cette maison de glace
Je compte un ŕ un mes torts
Je vois ces carafes
Remplies du vide
Qui transperce mon corps
Et toutes mes nuits se fondent
Jamais tes yeux ne tombent
De mon coeur qui succombe
à ton départ, mais...
Je t'appartiens
Comme l'orque et la mer ne font qu'un
Elles n'aiment qu'une seule fois
Puis s'échouent comme on se noie

Des projets, des ríves
S'arrachent et j'en crčve
Je ne vis plus, je meurs
Míme en surface
Te voir, me glace
Et m'éventre le coeur
Et toutes les nuits se fondent
Dans tes bras une autre tombe
Je méprise míme son ombre
Et ton départ, mais...


Elles n'aiment qu'une seule fois

(počme 2)

Let It Be Me (Je T'appartiens)

Written by Gilbert Bécaud,
(24 Oct 1927 – 18 Dec 2001)

Mann Curtis,

and Pierre Delanoë
(16 Dec 1918 - 27 Dec 2006)

(The Everly Brothers, 1960)

God bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you
Let it be me

Don't take this heaven from one
If you must cling to someone
Now and forever
Let it be me

Each time we meet, love,
I find complete love
Without your sweet love
Tell me, what would life be?

So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always
Let it be me


Je T'appartiens (Translation)

I belong to you
I sit where you stood
Into these empty rooms
I wonder where we went wrong
I try to forget
Drink you out of my head
Still I can hear the sound
Here comes the dawn again
I lie awake in bed
This heart of mine has come undone
Because you're gone, still...
I belong to you
Like the sea and orca are one
They love only once
And then succumb on the shore

The dreams that we planned
Suddenly just end
How do I stay alive ?
I freeze in place
At the sight of your face
It's killing me inside
Here comes the dawn again
In your arms, another flame
I despise her every part of her
And your betrayal, still...


They love only once

(2nd poem)

"Let It Be Me" midi courtesy of - 04/23/09

"Let It Be Me" lyrics courtesy of - 04/23/09

"Je T'appartiens" lyrics and translation courtesy of - 04/24/09

"All My Love Now and Forever" Poster courtesy of - 04/23/09

Multi-Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/24/09

Animated Dancers clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 01/08/05

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of - 08/28/08

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
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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