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04/24/16 - 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.


   Happy Birthday today to Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND    My Grandson, Christopher Huber of Alberta!

   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 Vickie Bonday Goodhart ('63) of VA  AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR;

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

28 - Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA;

29 -
The late   Jesse Miller ('63)
(d. 28 Jan 2016) AND    Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS  AND   Mike Sagman ('66) of VA;

30 -
  The Head Cheerleader of 1963, Judy Horton Lindstrom of FL;

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

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 24, 1916 - Easter Rising: Irish republicans, led by Patrick Pearse and James Connolly, launched an uprising against British rule in Ireland, and proclaimed an Irish Republic. It was the first armed action of the Irish revolutionary period.

April 24, 1916 - Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launched a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organize a rescue for the crew of the sunken Endurance.


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

April 24, 1944 - The SBS launched a raid against the garrison of Santorini in Greece.


Sunday, April 24, 1966 - Comedian and actor Pierre Brassard was born, probably in Canada.

Sunday, April 24, 1966 - Footballer, coach, and manager Alessandro Costacurta was born in Orago, Italy.

Sunday, April 24, 1966 - Singer-songwriter (Moist) David Usher was born in Oxford, England.

Sunday, April 24, 1966 - Poet and author Simon Chikovani (სიმონ ჩიქოვანი) (b. 27 Dec 1902 near the town Abasha, Georgia) died at the age of 63.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/23/15:

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

- Carlos Castaneda
(25 Dec 1925 - 27  April 1998)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

     From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of CA - 04/20/16 - "Review":

Cuz Carol,

My buddy,
      Bobby Hatten (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65 - of VA), read my book and wrote this review which he published on Amazon. He suggested that I send it to you and ask that you include it in a newsletter. He thinks a lot of people would enjoy the book. I appreciate his idea and review and think he is so sweet to suggest this.
What follows is what he wrote. Thanks.

Cuz Pam

                 From Bobby Hatten (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA - 04/20/16:

By R. Hatten on April 20, 2016
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

All of us who were born before 1950 and grew up in the early 1950s remember and cherish the vignettes of our own childhood that Pam Arnold brings vividly back to our minds in this retreat to the sweetness, safety and simplicity of those long ago days. Days before divorce was commonplace – when being the child of a single mother was uniquely painful and created insecurities, loneliness and separateness from other children. Days when having the security of a single friend in the first grade became a substitute for security of a complete family. Days when life itself was so safe that 6 year olds could walk to school and explore a creek on the walk home with no worries or danger from attack. Days when childhood games were jump rope, when Santa really came but only brought one or two presents, where families ate dinner together, and where young children were totally safe outside and alone. To millennials, the world of the 1950’s must seem like a different planet, but for those of us who lived it and cherish those memories, Arnold’s autobiographical trip down memory lane is a delicious treat.

“Growing up in the 50s” begins in Miami, Florida where pre-school age Pam begins to become aware of the world around her and the limitations of being the only child of a divorced mother who made “bad choices”. Pam and her divorced mother, Waller, soon leave their comfortable home with Pam’s grandparents and migrate to the shipyard community of Newport News, VA for “independence”, where an extended family of cousins welcome them to a blue collar town.

Waller, a young nurse, must soon abandon her low paying career to work as a secretary. Pam learns to adapt to a friendless and challenging lifestyle. But none of these challenges daunt the spirit of Pam, who cheerfully charges forth into every minute of her new life with the determination of Lewis and Clark, finding pleasure in the simplest of new experiences, fantasies and even temporary setbacks.

Arnold’s conversational dialogue – with her family and friends – is so real that you might think she actually had a recorder, and to those of us who grew up in Newport News, the landmarks and vivid descriptions of our home town consistently bring a smile of recognition and nostalgia. But the most real part of her very personal book, written primarily for children, is the emotion she shares about her first and lifelong friend, Patsy, the love that she receives from her extended family, her raucous sense of humor at a mock funeral for a rat, and the joy of life as a six year old that she infectiously spreads onto every chapter of this lovely life story. For those of you who may have forgotten life as a child in the 1950s this is a must read; for those of you born into the age of McDonald’s, iPhones and computer games, this will be very foreign, but you will be jealous. Well done Pam.

Best Friends Forever: Growing Up in the '50s - Available on Amazon in paper and for reader devices.

   EXCELLENT! Thank you, Cousin Pam - and Bobby! I have added this to TYPHOONMART as well for easy reference:

“It's so legato it's difficult to splice. Sibelius was famous for that.

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

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/10/16 - "Garage Door Art" (#14 in a Series of 22):

  WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!

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

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Mr. Food's Stylish Beef Stroganoff - "Lately our eating styles are saying "back to basics". What's more basic than a good old-fashioned beef stroganoff?"

Mr. Food's Chicken Potpie Crocks - "What's the shortcut to our mini Chicken Potpie crocks? A homey layer of mashed potatoes takes the place of traditional potpie crust to add novelty and comfort to every bite."

Mr. Food's Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits - "Incredibly light and fluffy, Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits will simply melt in your mouth, just like Grandma's biscuits always did!"


From - 04/23/16:

A wife came downstairs and asked her husband, who was lying on a sofa, "What have you been doing?"

He replied, "Killing flies."

"How many you have killed so far?"

"Five, three males and two females."

"How did you figure that out?"

"Well, three were sitting on the remote and two were sitting on the phone."


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 04/19/16

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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Je T'appartiens

Assise à ta place
Dans cette maison de glace
Je compte un à 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 crève
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

(poème 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 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 USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Virginia State Police Patch courtesy of - 04/13/16

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

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