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07/05/13 - NNHS Newsletter - I Believe

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality. This is why right,
temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(15 Jan 1929 - 04 Apr 1968)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I've always loved this song. 

BONUS #1 - - I Believe - Frankie Laine

BONUS #2 - - I Believe - Tom Jones - PLUS In Dreams - beautiful video (A BONUS BONUS...)

BONUS #3 - - I Believe - Engelbert Humperdinck

BONUS #4 - - I Believe - Robson & Jerome


"I Believe" is the name of a popular song written by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman in 1953.

I Believe was commissioned and introduced by Jane Froman on her television show, and became the first hit song ever introduced on TV. Froman, troubled by the uprising of the Korean conflict in 1952 so soon after World War II, asked Drake, Graham, Shirl and Stillman to compose a song that would offer hope and faith to the populace. In addition to Froman, "I Believe" has been recorded by many others, and has become both a popular and religious standard.

Frankie Laine had the big hit version of the song, which still holds the record for the most weeks spent at number one in the UK Singles Chart.[1] However, that total of 18 weeks was not consecutive, as the hit had three separate periods at number one in the UK.[1] For comparison the longest consecutive period at number one in the UK was 16 weeks by Bryan Adams with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (1991), whilst Wet Wet Wet spent 15 consecutive weeks there in 1994 with "Love Is All Around".[2]

During Laine's single's stay at number one, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned, Mount Everest was climbed and the England cricket team won back The Ashes after 19 years.[1]


   Happy Birthday today to Doug Johnson ('57) of VA!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to   the late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11);

    Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -    Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND    Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC;

09 -   the late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND    Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL;

10 -   Nancy Gordon Schreier ('60) of VA;

11 -    Bobby Maddy ('57) AND       Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN;

12 -     Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Page Hit # 128,000 was made on Thursday, July 04, 2013 by an unidentified user.


July 05, 1940 - The United Kingdom and the Vichy France government broke off diplomatic relations.

July 05, 1940 - Romania allied itself with Nazi Germany. Germany invaded Romania on October 7, 1940, as part of Hitler's strategy of a single eastern front against the Soviet Union.

July 05, 1941 - German troops reached the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.

July 05, 1943 - The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history (which would include the world largest tank battle at Prokhorovka village on July 12.) began as German tanks attack the Soviet salient.

July 05, 1943 - An Allied invasion fleet sailed for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).

July 05, 1943 - Liberation of the Philippines was declared.

July 05, 2002 - Former Nazi SS officer Friedrich Engel was convicted of 59 counts of murder stemming from massacre of Italian resistance fighters on May 19, 1944.


Friday, July 05, 1963 - Actress Edie Falco was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, July 05, 1963 - Singer and actor Russ Lorenson was born Russ Gangloff in Upland, Pennsylvania.

Friday, July 05, 1963 - Swimmer Mark Stockwell was born in Queensland, Australia.

Friday, July 05, 1963 - Actor Dorien Wilson was born in Lompoc, California.

  From Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 07/04/13, 7:15 PM - "Re: Happy Independence Day":

I'm having difficulty accessing the July 4 Happy Independence Day edition. I keep getting the following error message:

"The page cannot be found!

The page you have requested cannot be found on this server.

HTTP 404 - File Not Found"

   See, Shirley?? That's the sort of nonsensical File Transfer Protocol computer issue I mentioned: "Transfer aborted. Link to file server lost."

   No, actually, you don't see - 'cause it's discussed inside that edition!  ARGHHH!    Oh, well, try again - it seems to be working again - after sixteen fresh attempts: :

   Thanks for letting me know!

Thanks for fixing it so quickly!  I feel left out if there's a problem and I can't get to an edition.  Thanks again.

   No, thank you, Shirley!  I thought it was all fine and dandy, but when I went back to correct an error after proofreading it once more, I broke it.  Rats.

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/04/13, 9:37 PM - "Happy 4th of July":

  I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!!

   OH, HOW PRETTY! Thanks, Joyce! I hope they did, too!

   I myself celebrated in the usual fashion - I'm sick again!  That's right. I only got well on May 24th, but one must do what one can to preserve revered family holiday traditions....



      - brand new page!

      - brand new page!

BONUS BELIEVE CROSS STITCH PATTERN: - Believe - This could also be used as a Filet Crochet chart!

BONUS I CAN'T BELIEVE RECIPE: - I Can't Believe You Made That Cake - "This cake is made with chocolate cigarillos, but if you can't get them, use chocolate rolled wafers instead."


From - 07/04/13:

An example of the new America: A brother and sister were driving to a couple stores and the conversation of buying things they needed came up.

As they were talking, the sister mentioned that she needed to get a new car.

The brother said, Well, you have a college degree now, so you can go get the job that pays you more."

The sister, who made between 10 and 11 dollars an hour said, I already got the job that my college degree will get me. Now what?  

1. Thursday, August 1, 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.

2. Wednesday, August 14, 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.

3. 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. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/03/13

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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I Believe

Written by Ervin Drake (b. April 3, 1919), Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl,
Al Stillman
(26 June 1906 1979), 1953

I believe, for every drop of rain that falls,
A flower grows.
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night,
A candle glows.

I believe for everyone who goes astray,
Someone will come, to show the way,
I believe, I believe.
I believe, above the storm the smallest prayer,
Will still be heard.

I believe, that someone in the great somewhere,
Hears every word.
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry,
Or touch a leaf, or see the sky,
Then I know why, I believe!

I Believe" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 06/28/10

"I Believe" Image courtesy of - 07/04/10

Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

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!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

Animated Head-Banging Smiley courtesy of - 07/0/09

Animated Sick Smiley courtesy of - 05/04/09

Animated Head-Bonking Smiley courtesy of - 02/20/09

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