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05/31/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Sea of Love

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes.
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
a choking gall and a preserving sweet.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(28 Aug 1749 – 22 Mar 1832)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This golden oldie from 1959 always makes me smile!
 I think it's because I always associate it with my beautiful cousin        Cheryl (White Wilson - James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) (because we spent a lot of time together that summer and we sang it all the time!), and she always makes me smile, too!

BONUS - - Sea of Love - Phil Phillips, 1959


"Sea of Love" is a song written by John Phillip Baptiste (aka Phil Phillips) and George Khoury. Phillips' 1959 recording of the song peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] In the UK, Marty Wilde covered the song, and Phillips' version failed to chart there. It was the only top 40 chart song for Phillips, who never recorded another hit.[2]

The song has been covered by a number of artists since then, most notably by The Honeydrippers, whose version (from the album The Honeydrippers: Volume One) reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1985[3] and #1 on the adult contemporary chart in 1984.[4] "Sea of Love" made the Top 40 one other time, when Del Shannon took it to #33 in 1981. Tom Waits gave the song a darker twist for the soundtrack to the 1989 Harold Becker film Sea of Love starring Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin, and Waits included it on his 2006 collection Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards.

Baptiste, who was working as a bellboy in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, wrote "Sea of Love" for a love interest. He was introduced to local record producer George Khoury, who brought Baptiste into his studio to record the song. At Khoury's request, Baptiste took the stage name of Phil Phillips. The song, originally credited to Phil Phillips with The Twilights, was released on a small record label owned by Khoury, but due to its success was eventually leased to Mercury Records. Despite the song's success, Phillips claims that he has only ever received US$6,800 for recording it...[2]


   Happy Birthday today to Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND    JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND  Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND   Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Dawn _____ Yevak of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

02 -        Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA AND AND    Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA AND    Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA;

03 - Bill Combs ('63) AND      Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR;

04 -        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of GA AND      Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA!

05 -     Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of UT;

06 - Robert Hemintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57) AND        My Granddaughter, Eve Harty of CA;

07 -    Fred Field ('45) of CA AND   Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


 May 31, 1866 - In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O'Neill led 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the United Kingdom. Canadian militia and British regulars repulsed the invaders over the next three days, at a cost of nine dead and 38 wounded to the Fenian's 19 dead and about 17 wounded.


May 31, 1941 - Germany conquered Crete after beginning their invasion on May 20.

May 31, 1941 - Anglo-Iraqi War: The United Kingdom surrounded Baghdad, and completed the re-occupation of Iraq, returning 'Abd al-Ilah to power as regent for Faisal II.

May 31, 1941 - A Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, Ireland claimed 38 lives.

May 31, 1942 - Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines began a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.

May 31, 1962 - Adolf Eichmann, "the architect of the Holocaust", was hanged in Israel, the only person to have been executed in Israel on conviction by a civilian court.


Tuesday, May 31, 1966 - Comedian and actor Jeremy Hotz was born.

Tuesday, May 31, 1966 - Cricketer and referee Roshan Mahanama was born Roshan Siriwardene Mahanama in Colombo, Dominion of Ceylon.

Tuesday, May 31, 1966 - Model, actor, and singer Nick Scotti was born Domenico Nicola Aniello Scotti in Queens, New York.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/29/15:

“A good character is something you must make for yourself. It is the reward that comes from living good principles and manifesting a virtuous and honorable life.

- L. Tom Perry
(05 Aug 1922 -
30 May 2015)

Thanks so much, Susan!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/24/15 - Courtesy of   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - "Brand New Page: Launchings - 1964":

p. 30 p. 31 p. 32 p. 33
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      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 05/30/16, 7:02 AM - "Weekend for Heroes":

Remembering the Brave - Veterans’ Issues Must Be Solved Quickly

By Harry M. Covert

The coming weekend will be bright and fair, perfect for the fun and sun beach enthusiasts and those enjoying backyard grilling or other restful pursuits.

Purpose of the time off is the nationwide honoring of those who serve and have served in the military of all time. I received my draft card classified as 1-A, which meant I was available to learn the intricacies of service. Somehow, the draft board forgot my name. I’ve been able to serve vicariously through the efforts of family members and friends and neighbors who were called upon in World War I, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada and other peace producing endeavors.

A couple of Maryland’s own, and there are many, didn’t hesitate and participated in the European theater. I’ll proudly name drop here about the late Maury Hassett of Frederick. A gentle man who died in January at 96. He was a tail gunner and saw lots of action out of England and North Africa with the 358th Bomber Squadron and the 303rd Bomb Group (H) of the Army Air Corps.

Another hero is 91-year-old Norman E. Waltz, better known as Bob Waltz, a distinguished Frederick businessman, churchman and also a gentle man.

Another is 85-year-old Russell Delauter of Thurmont. An army veteran of the Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War, not a police action even though some like to describe it that way, Delauter was a 19-year-old in the Third Infantry Division during that 17-day siege from November 27 to December 13, 1950. Some 120,000 Chinese troops encircled the Americans but the 30,000 fought back inflicting massive crippling losses on the enemy. There’s no simpler adjective to use than calling Delauter and his comrades champions.

My family members have distinguished themselves. A Merchant Marine uncle survived two Deutschland U-boat attacks in the North Atlantic; another lived through the despicable Bataan death march; another in the navy; a brother in the Vietnam-era army; a son on the scene in Iraq in the army. One childhood friend became an air force wartime jet pilot and another used his talents in the army and then the marines.


Let’s avoid any platitudes or clichés paying homage to those veterans. It’s grand to recall them all for their service. One of the sad things to remember today is the shabby treatment vets receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The day will come and I hope not too far away that will be solved. Somehow VA bureaucrats deserve big kicks in the tochus and lessons how to eliminate red tape. I knew a four-star general whose nameplate was “Do It Now.” Yes, instead of his name it was “Do it Now.” He meant it and accomplished it.

During my world-wide travels in 80s and 90s, I visited Zaire, the former Belgian Congo, and today the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I was there so often I was familiar with President Mobutu Sese Seko. He died from cancer in 1997. He also treated me and colleagues well, enabling humanitarian supplies to arrive without difficulty.

A year before his death I was invited to breakfast at his home in Gbadolite, a gargantuan palatial home now destroyed. Breakfast was provided by Mobutu’s French chef, not southern style but tasty. During small talk they asked if I needed anything to make efforts easy. Feeling a bit comfortable and at ease, I said “I’d like to be an admiral in the Zairian navy”, figuring a chuckle. Discussions then turned to distribution of food, flour, corn and various other needs.

Back in Kinshasa in mid-afternoon Mobutu’s ambassador/brother-in-law arrived to report the President agreed to my promotion to admiral without portfolio but there was a problem. There was only a presidential yacht on the River Zaire and no navy and no remuneration. I appreciated the effort. I managed to explain I was being a bit cute.

I missed out on the joys of boot camps, jumping out of airplanes, swimming in the oceans, flying in rigid dirigibles, storming the beaches and possibly allowed into the military academies. I never forget, though, the millions who suffered and died. The world is a fortunate place and Americans should never forget the costs of the past and present.

Serving in the U.S. military is not a joke by any means. On this weekend, while everybody enjoys time in the slow lane, think about all the heroes still alive and those heroes forever.◄◄◄◄◄

   Thank you so much, Harry!

    From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA (soon to be FL) - 05/30/16:

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jane!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/22/16 - "GOD'S POST-IT NOTES (#5 in a Series of 17)":

  The real secret of happiness is not what you give or what you receive;
it's what you share.

     GIGGLES! Thank you, Dearest Judy!


BONUS SEA CROCHET PATTERNS: and - Little Blue Lobster - Sea Shell Applique - $3.00

BONUS SEAFOOD RECIPES: - "I like seafood first of all because it is simply delicious. It is also very versatile and seafood recipes are easy to prepare and usually not so much time-consuming. Besides of that seafood is still very healthy..."



From - 05/30/16:

One Spring afternoon, I came home to find two little girls on the steps of my building. Both were crying hard, shedding big tears. Thinking they might be hurt, I dropped my briefcase and quickly went over to them. "Are you all right?" I asked.

Still sobbing, one held up her doll. "My baby's arm came off," she said.

I took the doll and its disjointed arm. After a little effort and luck, the doll was again whole.

"Thank you," came a whisper from the girl as I handed her the doll back.

Next, looking into the tearful eyes of her friend, I asked, "And what's the matter with you, young lady?"

She wiped her cheeks and said, "Oh, I'm okay, I was just helping her cry."


1. Wednesday, July 13, 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, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/27/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
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                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Sea of Love

Written by Philipe Baptiste [aka Phil Phillips] (b. 14 Mar 1926) and George Khoury

Recorded by Philipe Baptiste
[aka Phil Phillips] (b. 14 Mar 1926), 1959

Come with me my love to the sea
The sea of love
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm drowning in a sea of love

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm drowning in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I just knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I just knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I just knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down here in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea

Come with me my love to the sea
The sea of love
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm down here in a sea of love

Come with me to the sea


"Sea of Love" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Sea of Love" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Glorious Under Sea Images off the Coast of Belize (May 2006) courtesy of the late Chip Clark ('65) - 06/01/06
Thanks again, Chippy Darlin'!

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!

Aquarium Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/01/05

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

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

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

Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of - 02/05/08

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!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/30/16:

  Thanks, Joan!

“I don't mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.

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