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06/24/14 - NNHS Newsletter
Things We Said Today

If I go away
What would still remain of me?
The ghost within your eyes?
The whisper in your sighs?
You see...Believe
And I'm always there.”

- Jon Oliva
(b. 22 July 1960)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I can't even remember the things I said today.....

BONUS #1 - - Things We Said Today - The Beatles

BONUS #2 - - Things We Said Today - The Beatles, Live at Indiana State Fair, September 3, 1964


"Things We Said Today" is a song by The Beatles written by Paul McCartney[1] and credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was composed for the film A Hard Day's Night and appears on the soundtrack album. It was also released as the B-side of the "A Hard Day's Night" single in the UK.

McCartney wrote the song in May 1964 while cruising the Caribbean aboard a yacht called Happy Days with his then-girlfriend Jane Asher.[2] Music critic Ian MacDonald said, "The sombre lyric—provoked by the frustrating interruptions of a relationship between two career people—matches the lowering gloom of the music."[1]

The song is one of three main compositions (along with "And I Love Her" and "Can't Buy Me Love") that Paul McCartney wrote for The Beatles' film. Recorded in advance of film production for lip-synching reasons, "Things We Said Today" has a reverse nostalgia premise. McCartney said, "I wrote this on acoustic. It was a slightly nostalgic thing already, a future nostalgia. We’ll remember the things we said today, sometime in the future, so the song projects itself into the future."[3]

McCartney was particularly satisfied with his chord change, F major to B flat major—instead of the more obvious F minor—which first occurs beneath "…wishing you weren't so far away" in the song.[4] John Lennon accentuates McCartney's strident acoustic guitar strumming by triple hitting a low A note on a piano. The tempo of the song moves from ballad to rock and back with a minor to major key change during its middle eight section.

   Happy Birthday today to       My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to David Lundquist ('57) AND      Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 - Fred Eubank ('64) of TX;

27 -    Gene Duncan ('60) of VA AND Eddie Mirmelstein ('62) AND  Richard Honeycutt ('63) AND   Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND     My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL;

28 - Andrew Puckett ('57) AND    Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA;

29 -   Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA AND    Patricia Eken Miller ('66) of VA;

30 - Blaine Crum ('57)
AND Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA

01 -     the late Julius Benton ('58) (deceased 20 Nov 2008) AND    Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 24, 1940 - France signed an armistice with Italy.

June 24, 1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledged all possible support to the Soviet Union.

June 24, 1945 - The Moscow Victory Parade took place as Soviet troops paraded past Red Square in celebration of their victory over Germany.

June 24, 1945 - British bombers destroyed the "Bridge Over the River Kwai." The bridge had been built by thousands of British and Allied prisoners of war.

June 24, 1948 - Start of the Berlin Blockade: the Soviet Union made overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.


Wednesday, June 24, 1964 - Television host and producer Jean-Luc Delarue was born in Paris, France. He died of stomach cancer in Paris, France on August 23, 2012, two months before his 48th birthday.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964 - Kathryn Jane Parminter, Baroness Parminter was born in England.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964 - Ice hockey player Gary Suter was born Gary Lee Suter in Madison, Wisconsin.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/23/14 - " 'It Aint Your Mountain' and More":


At our local funeral home families are given the chance to chose the music they would like to enter the service to.

One family asked to enter to Elvis Presley's hit, "Love me Tender."

The day of the funeral arrived and the music was started ready for the family to walk in to the service.

Unfortunately the wrong track number was entered into the CD player, and the family found themselves walking in to, "Return to Sender."


I came down with laryngitis last week. This was the day our fifth grade class was going on a field trip to the zoo and I did not want to miss it, so
I went to school in spite of having lost my voice.

The highlight of the visit to the zoo was the time we spent in the petting zoo.

While I was petting a baby Shetland Pony, my teacher asked, "How are you feeling today?"

I responded, "Oh, I'm feeling a little horse."



"Anyone with needs to be prayed over, come forward, to the front at the altar," the Preacher says.

Leroy gets in line, and when it's his turn, the preacher asks: "Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you?"

Leroy replies: "Preacher, I need you to pray for my hearing."

The preacher puts one finger in Leroy's ear, and he places the other hand on top of Leroy's head and prays and prays and prays, he prays a blue streak for Leroy.

After a few minutes, the Preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks, "Leroy, how is your hearing now?"

Leroy says, "I don't know, Reverend, it ain't 'til next Wednesday!"


A man learned shortly before quitting time that he had to attend a meeting. He tried unsuccessfully to locate his car-pool members to let them know that he would not be leaving with them.

Hastily he scribbled a message to one fellow and left it on his desk: "I have a last-minute meeting. Leave without me. Dave."

At 7:00 p.m., the man stopped at his desk and found this note: "Meet us at the bar and grill across the street. You drove, you idiot."


*-- Q and A Quickies --*

Q: Why are cakes similar to baseball teams?

A: They both need good batters!

Q: What did the rope say after it got tangled?

A: Oh, no, knot again!



Both Chevy Chase and Michael Keaton turned down the role of Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray's character).

Bill Murray's role was originally written for John Belushi, but he died while the script was being written.

Ray Parker Jr.'s theme song for the film was a No. 1 hit for three weeks. Huey Lewis later sued Ray Parker Jr. for plagiarism, due to similarities between the Ghostbusters theme song and Lewis' "I Want a New Drug."

The original trailer featured a 1-800 number, not a 555 number, which led to a prerecording of Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. They got 1,000 calls per hour, 24 hours a day, for six weeks.

The marshmallow goo that explodes onto William Atherton is actually 50 pounds of shaving cream.

The guns for the proton packs were originally wands. The wands were changed to laser guns to make it more believable that the Ghostbusters created their gear from practical equipment.



Words of wisdom

"Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you."

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


From Mountain Wings

Been Making Bad Decisions - Go To The Gym

A Purdue University study found that executives who work out regularly are better decision makers. The study tested the decision-making capabilities of 80 people over a nine-month period. Results showed that the exercisers' ability to make complex decisions had increased 70% over the non-exercisers.

from The Mountain:

Have you been beating yourself over the head because you've made a few bad decisions lately? The Perdue study shows that bad decisions are actually related to being out of shape. If your body is not in shape, then your mind MAY be out of shape too.

So take the advice of the Perdue researchers and workout and feel better and THINK better.

There is a FREE workout course called RinGO MaXX at


It Ain't Your Mountain

MountainWings often gets responses from subscribers saying they just don't understand an issue or the issue just wasn't good.

The same issue produces responses saying it was exactly what they needed or that it was one of the best issues they've read.

Why the difference?

Sometimes, it's just not your mountain.

We all deal with different things. We have different backgrounds and experiences. looked at an oak tree and saw its beauty and strength.
...another looked at the same tree and recoiled in horror.

Why in horror? Their father was hung from an oak tree.

Same tree, different viewpoints, different experiences.

If we or someone we know isn't dealing with a particular problem, the solution to that problem is just not that relevant to us.

It's the front door syndrome.

Whenever something is at your front door, it's far more relevant and important.

When was the last time you thought about how resistant your house is to an earthquake?

If you live in a city that has never had an earthquake, you've probably never thought about it.

Let an earthquake hit two miles from your house.

You'll think about it.

The front door syndrome.

If there was a MountainWings issue on earthquakes, how much you thought of it would largely depend on how close an earthquake had ever been to you.

Some issues you just may not be facing right now.

It ain't your mountain, and you don't have to get over it.

~A MountainWings Original~

   Thank you, Shari!

BONUS CROCHET TIPS TO REMEMBER: - Seven Important Crocheting Tips to Remember by "Then we will remember... "

BONUS RECIPES WORTH REMEMBERING: - Remember Recipes - "Over 29 remember recipes from Recipeland." - "Then we will remember... "

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 05/24/14 - "INTERESTING FACTS (#23 in a Series of 27)":
  INTERESTING FACTS  ~  ~  really amazing... ~ ~ ~

   WOWZERS-YOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!



   From Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

  1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)
2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!
3) NNHS Typhoon logo visors for only $6.00!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: or with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - - and snag yours today!


 Only $12.95!
Only $3.89! Only $6.00!


From - 06/23/14:

60 above - Floridians wear coats, gloves, and wooly hats.

Chicago people sunbathe.

50 above - New Yorkers try to turn on the heat.

Chicago people plant gardens.

40 above - Italian cars won't start.

Chicago people drive with the windows down.

32 above - Distilled water freezes.

Lake Michigan's water gets thicker.

20 above - Californians shiver uncontrollably.

Chicago people have the last cookout before it gets cold.

15 above - New York landlords finally turn up the heat.

Chicago people throw on a sweatshirt.

0 degrees - Californians fly away to Mexico.

Chicago people lick the flagpole and throw on a light jacket over the sweatshirt.

20 below - People in Miami cease to exist.

Chicago people get out their winter coats.

40 below - Hollywood disintegrates.

Chicago's Girl Scouts begin selling cookies door to door.

60 below - Polar bears begin to evacuate Antarctica.

Chicago's Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.

80 below - Mount St. Helen's freezes.

Chicago people rent some videos.

100 below - Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.

Chicago people get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.

297 below - Microbial life survives on dairy products.

Illinois cows complain of farmers with cold hands.

460 below - ALL atomic motion stops.

Chicago people start saying. . ."Cold 'nuff for ya??"

500 below - Hell freezes over.

The Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

1. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/24/14

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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Things We Said Today

Written by Paul McCartney (b. 18 June 1942) and credited to Lennon/McCartney.

Recorded by The Beatles, 1964

You say you will love me
If I have to go
You'll be thinking of me
somehow I will know
Someday when I'm lonely
wishing you weren't so far away
Then I will remember
Things we said today

You said you'll be mine, girl
'til the end of time
These days such a kind girl
seems so hard to find
Someday when we're dreaming
deep in love, not a lot to say
Then we will remember
Things we said today

Me I'm just the lucky kind
Love to hear you say that love is love
And though we may be blind
Love is here to stay and that's enough

To make you mine, girl
be the only one
loves me all the time, girl
we'll go on and on

Some day when we're dreaming
deep in love not a lot to say
Then we will remember
Things we said today

Me I'm just the lucky kind
Love to hear you say that love is love
And though we may be blind
Love is here to stay and that's enough

To make you mine, girl
believe only one
loves me all the time, girl
we'll go on and on

Some day when we're dreaming
deep in love not a lot to say
Then we will remember
Things we said today

"Things We Said Today" midi courtesy of - 06/22/06
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Things We Said Today" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!

NOTE: This page was unavailable at press time, so the lyrics are actually courtesy
of - 06/22/06

Three Pinkish Hearts clip art courtesy of - 10/21/04

Hearts Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/30/06

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

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!

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!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

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