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06/27/16 - NNHS Newsletter
Bang Bang

Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented.
But they can be taken out of the gun.

- Martin Amis
(b. 25 Aug 1949)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I'm having a molasses day - you know, plodding along as fast as I can but seeming to get only about as far as I would if I were wading through a foot of molasses. Maybe a bullet could cut through some of the molasses.....

BONUS #1 - - Bang Bang - Cher, 1966

BONUS #2 - - Bang Bang - Nancy Sinatra


"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" is the second single by singer-actress Cher from her second studio album The Sonny Side of Chér. The song was written by Sonny Bono and released in 1966. The song reached number three in the UK Singles Chart and number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The same year, the song was covered by Nancy Sinatra.

The single proved successful, charting high on many national charts worldwide. In the United States, it was Cher's biggest solo hit of the 1960s, peaking at #2. The single sold over 3 million copies, in the US alone, by 1984. In 1987, Cher released this song as a single again from her nineteenth album Cher. However, that time, it failed to chart. This was Cher's first top-three hit in the UK, charting at #3. It would be her last top-three hit, until The Shoop-Shoop Song, twenty-two years later. The 1987 version was performed on both Cher's Heart of Stone and Farewell tours.

Also in 1966, Nancy Sinatra released her version of the song on her album How Does That Grab You?. It featured tremolo effect guitar (played by Billy Strange [1]) and melancholy singing. This version remained relatively obscure until it was used in the opening scenes of the 2003 movie Kill Bill Volume 1. This exposure caused Sinatra's version to be the one chosen by Audio Bullys when, in 2005, they used a sample of the song for their top ten UK hit "Shot You Down", credited officially to Audio Bullys featuring Nancy Sinatra. Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall also sampled this version for his single "Bang Bang", which appeared on his mixtape Kill Bloodclott Bill in 2004. Rapper Young Buck sampled Sinatra's version on his song "Bang Bang" from his album Straight Outta Cashville...


    From Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 06/26/16:

Well, pretty much the entire downstairs is gone...

   Oh, Bobby, NO!   We're so thankful y'all are all safe, and are keeping you and your family in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.

   Happy Birthday today to   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!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Andrew Puckett ('57) AND    Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

02 -    Fred Mays ('60) of VA;

04 -  Fred Hayman ('57) AND     Forrest Powell ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 27, 1941 - Romanian authorities launched one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iași, resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.

June 27, 1941 - German troops captured the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.


Monday, June 27, 1966 - Director, producer, and screenwriter J. J. Abrams was born Jeffrey Jacob Abrams in New York City, New York.

Monday, June 27, 1966 - Footballer Jörg Bergen was born in Marbach am Neckar, West Germany.

Monday, June 27, 1966 - The former Prime Minister of Latvia, Aigars Kalvītis, was born in Riga, Latvia.

“The best is yet to be.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

     From Me ('65) of NC - 06/27/16 - "The Third Commandment":

   Hearing this never fails to make me cringe. For one thing, it's such a simple thing to NOT do.


“Absurdity is one of the most human things about us: a manifestation of our most advanced and interesting characteristics.

- Thomas Nagel
(b. 04 July 1937)


Shellie Wilson's Big Bang Theory Dolls - "Shocked aren’t you? Can’t quite believe it? It’s OK, don’t worry, it’s true. ALL of the patterns for these characters are available and are FREE. The hardest thing you are going to have to do is decide which character to make first..."


Copy Cat Bang Bang Shrimp - "Just like the appetizer at Bonefish Grill®!"


From - 06/26/11:

At a bar, one patron to another: “Excuse me but I think you owe me a drink.”


“You’re so ugly that I dropped mine when I saw you.”

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 06/27/16

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

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


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Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Words and Music by Sonny Bono
(16 Feb 1935 - 05 Jan 1998)

Recorded by Cher (b. 20 May 1946), 1966

Recorded by Nancy Sinatra (b. 08 June 1940), 1966

Bang bang you shot me down
Bang bang I hit the ground
Bang bang that awful sound
Bang bang my baby shot me down

I was five and you were six
We rose on horses made of sticks
I wore black you wore white
You would always win the fight

Bang bang you shot me down
Bang bang I hit the ground
Bang bang that awful sound
Bang bang my baby shot me down

Seasons came and changed the time
I grew up I called you mine
You would always laugh and say
Remember when we used to play

Bang bang you shot me down
Bang bang I hit the ground
Bang bang that awful sound
Bang bang my baby shot me down

Music played and people sang
Just for me the church bells rang
After echoes from a gun
We both vowed that we'd be one

Now he's gone I don't know why
Sometimes I cry
You didn't say good bye
You didn't take the time to lie

Bang bang you shot me down
Bang bang I hit the ground
Bang bang that awful sound
Bang bang my baby shot me down


"Bang Bang" midi courtesy of - 06/26/06

"Bang Bang" lyrics courtesy of - 05/21/06

Image of Cowboy with Gun courtesy of - 06/26/06

Image of Cowgirl LoriDee with Horsie courtesy of - 06/26/06

Animated Bullet Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/26/06

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

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

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

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

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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