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07/08/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
A Blossom Fell

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes
incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap
into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.

- Les Brown
(b. 1945)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Nat King Cole keeps singing this old song to me.

BONUS - - A Blossom Fell - Nat King Cole


"A Blossom Fell" is a popular song.

It was written by Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius, and Dominic John and published in 1954.

The best-known version was recorded by Nat King Cole. The recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 3095. The B-side was "If I May." The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on April 27, 1955 and lasted 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.[1] (Note that in this era, Billboard combined data for both sides of two-sided hits, so the #2 status applies to the combination of "A Blossom Fell" and "If I May").


   Happy Birthday tomorrow  the late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND    Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

12 -     Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA;

13 - James Stidham ('57);

15 - Carol Smith Saunders ('63) AND Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 08, 1941 - German General Franz Halder recorded in his diary Adolf Hitler's plans for Moscow and Leningrad. He wrote, "To dispose fully of their population, which otherwise we shall have to feed during the winter."


Monday, July 08, 1963 - Director Mark Christopher was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Monday, July 08, 1963 - Comic book writer and artist Whilce Portacio was born in Sangley Point, Cavite City, Philippines.


      - brand new page! I cannot recall ever even hearing of this before! Can anyone tell me anything in connection with it??

  From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA- 07/07/13:

Heyyyyyyyyyy, CAROL!
... I opened the Mahler letter, and just kept goin'. I got to play in a performance of his Resurrection Symphony with the Washington Choral Society a bunch of years back-10 trumpets!

... I hope you and your'n are well...


    Thank you so much, Jimmy! Isn't it delightful how music can instantly bring back such special memories to warm our hearts?? I'm glad that Newsletter caused that to happen for you!  

   We are making the rounds of doctors again this week. I'll keep y'all posted.....

   From Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 07/07/13 - "RE: Happy Birthday!":


Thank you very much for the kind wishes.

I really am not counting much at all these days. My mother-in-law is 95, came for dinner tonight, and reminded me that there is a lot ahead.

Take care of yourself. Be well.

   WOWZERONI! Now that's impressive! Thank you, Frank! I'm a-working on that "well" part..... ()

      From Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL - 07/07/13 - "Live life to the fullest daily":

This is why we should ALL live our lives to the fullest each and every day....... - The Last Wishes of Alexander the Great

Thank you so much, Don! If the story is not true, perhaps it should have been, as the lessons surely are.

From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 07/07/13 - "PC file problems?":

Wonderful service provided by YOUR federal government!
        Thank you, John! This actually made me laugh out loud!

EDITOR'S NOTE: I realize this probably flies in the face of my decision to avoid printing items of a political nature, but I just decided to elevate John to the ranks of those (through their outstanding military or other service to our nation) who have earned the right to say anything they want - inflammatory or not - and have it printed here.  Three of them have since passed away, but there are still several of y'all out there, and you may or may not know who you are. 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 07/07/13 - "Mensa Question AND Confucius did not say":

Mensa Question >> >> Brain teaser - >> >> >> >>

You are on a horse galloping at a constant speed. On your right side is a sharp drop off. On your left side is an elephant traveling at the same speed as you. Directly in front of you is another galloping horse but your horse is unable to overtake it. Behind you is a lion running at the same speed as you and the horse in front of you. What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

See answer below.....






Get your drunken rump off the merry-go-round. 


  These are actually very clever. What Confucius did not say...


Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.

Man who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion.

Man who runs in front of car gets tired. Man who runs behind car gets exhausted.

Man who eats many prunes get good run for money.

War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.

Man who drives like hell is bound to get there.

Man who stands on toilet is high on pot.

Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.


"A lion will not cheat on his wife, but a Tiger Wood!"

     Thanks, Jimmy!

From My Friend, Roshana, of NC - 07/07/13 - "Sweet Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken": 

  Sweet Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken

1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup light soy sauce
2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins.

Add all ingredients to the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hrs. and they should just fall apart. Enjoy!

   Easy and delicious - gotta love it! Thanks, Roshana!


From My Friend, Roshana, of NC - 07/07/13 - "Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes": 


1 muffin pan (12 muffins)
1 box vanilla wafers OR you can choose to make the traditional 2 cups crushed grahams to 2 tbsp. melted butter and pack into liner.
2-3 Key Limes
2-8 oz. packages
softened cream cheese
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1-8 oz. tub Cool Whip
1 can Reddi-wip
12 muffin pan liners

(This recipe can make more than 12 so the extra you can continue until you have no more cheesecake mix.)
Prep Muffin pan by placing 1 liner in each muffin cup and then add 1 vanilla wafer. OR graham crust. Set aside.
Squeeze the juice from 2 KEY limes.
Mix softened cream cheese, sugar and fresh key lime together with hand mixer on low, until well blended. (Taste the mixture to determine if there is enough lime flavor to your liking; you may need to add 1 tsp. more of fresh key lime juice.)
Gently with a cake spatula fold in the 8-oz. tub of Cool Whip until all mixed in.
Fill the lined muffin pans to the top.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Remove from fridge and remove cheesecakes from pan you can repeat if you have leftover mix.
Remove liners from the cakes and place on serving dish add dollop of Reddi-wip and thin slice of the key lime. I usually cut key lime in half; it looks better. Then serve!
If you aren't ready to serve you can still remove cheesecake from pan leaving liners on and wait until serving to remove liners and decorate!
   OOOH! Beautiful and yummy! Thanks again, Roshana!

BONUS BLOSSOM CROCHET PATTERNS: - Cindy's 10 Beautiful Ways to Crochet a Flower - With tutorials!

BONUS BLOSSOM RECIPES: - Blossom Recipes - "Over 21 blossom recipes from Recipeland. From Orange Blossom Jello Cake to Namurrah."


The Hasty Heart (1949) - Starring , , - and as Blossom, the African


From - 07/07/13:

A teacher in a political science class asked the students, "Who is the most powerful person in the US?"

A student answered, "The First Pet?"

The teacher then asked, "Why?"

The student explained, "Because, the president kneels before him, talks to him, listens to him, follows him, prefers him to office staff, looks after his wellbeing before the voters', cancels/defers official duties in favor of him, and lets him board Air Force One first."

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

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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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A Blossom Fell

Written by Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius, and Dominic John, 1954

Recorded by Nat King Cole (17 Mar 1919 - 15 Feb 1965), 1955

A blossom fell... from off a tree.
It settled softly on the lips you turned to me.
The gypsies say, and I know why
"A falling blossom only touches lips that lie."

A blossom fell... and very soon
I saw you kissing someone new beneath the moon.
I thought you loved me, you said you loved me.
We planned together to dream forever.
The dream has ended, for true love died,
The night a blossom fell, and touched two lips that lied.


A blossom fell... and very soon
I saw you kissing someone new beneath the moon.
I thought you loved me, you said you loved me.
We planned together to dream forever.
The dream has ended, for true love died,
The night a blossom fell, and touched two lips that lied.

"A Blossom Fell" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 06/28/10

Mang Maning's 2009 Image "A Blossom Fell" courtesy of - 07/08/10

Flower Line 63 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/02/10

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

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!!

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

Kilroy Face courtesy of 5kidz2many of MO - 01/24/10
Thanks, Rhonda!

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 Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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