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07/11/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Red Rain

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain
or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

- Rabindranath Tagore
(07 May 1861 - 07 Aug1941)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We're not having red rain here yet in Fayetteville (I hope!), but it would hardly surprise me by now.....

BONUS - - Red Rain - Peter Gabriel - Live in Concert, 2006


"Red Rain" is the first track on Peter Gabriel's 1986 solo album So. In the USA, it was the second single from the album and reached #3 on Billboard magazine's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the fall of 1986, receiving strong radio airplay and MTV rotation; in the rest of the world it was not released until 1987 and received minor airplay and poor sales.[1] Stewart Copeland from The Police played the hi-hat for the rain-like background sound; the rest of the drumming was handled by Jerry Marotta. A live version also charted in the US and the UK in 1994.

The song is a combination of several inspirations. The lyrics directly reference a recurring dream Gabriel was having where he swam in his pool drinking cold red wine. Another version of the dream had bottles falling from a cliff, and the bottles were in the shape of people. When they were smashed on the ground, the people-shaped bottles had red liquid coming out, and then it began to rain the same red liquid.

Earlier in his solo career, Gabriel had an idea for a movie, Mozo. In it, villagers were punished for their sins with a blood red rain. "Red Rain" was to be the theme song. This idea was eventually scrapped, although there was a mention of Mozo in the song "On the Air" in Peter Gabriel (II). "Down The Dolce Vita", "Here Comes The Flood", and "Exposure" also reference the Mozo story, as well.

According to the sleeve notes from the remastered version of So, it is also a reference to acid rain. Based on one interpretation of some of the lyrics it is also thought to refer to nuclear fallout.[citation needed]


   From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/10/16 - " Jimmy Peters, Class of 1966":

A life long friend of mine - and I mean life long - and a friend to many of you has died. Jimmy Peters died of a heart attack this afternoon around 3:30-4pm.

It is a tremendous loss that I can not put into words. God bless his family. This hurts.

  OH, NO! Wayne Honey, I'm so sorry to learn this sad news! I'm preparing for Jimmy's Memorial Newsletter now. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your friend.


   Happy Birthday today to   Bobby Maddy ('57) AND     Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

13 - James Stidham ('57) AND  Bobby Jeffries ('63);

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

16 -   Dianne Adams Puckette ('65) of VA;

17 - Barbara Hinson Ellis ('63) AND Stevie Gordon Watson ('66) AND Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND  My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL;

18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 11, 1616 - Samuel de Champlain returned to Quebec.


July 11, 1940 - The Vichy France regime was formally established. Henri Philippe Pétain became Prime Minister of France.

July 11, 1943 - The Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peaked.

July 11, 1943 - The Allied invasion of Sicily German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.

July 11, 1944 - Count Claus von Stauffenberg, a German army officer, transported a bomb to Adolf Hitler's headquarters in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria. The assassination attempt was delayed and was postponed until July 20 at Rastenburg.


Monday, July 11, 1966 - Author Nadeem Aslam was born in Gujranwala, Pakistan.

Monday, July 11, 1966 - Actress Debbe Dunning was born Debra Dunning in Burbank, California.

Monday, July 11, 1966 - Actor and producer Greg Grunberg was born Gregory Phillip Grunberg in Los Angeles, California.

Monday, July 11, 1966 - Author and illustrator Kentaro Miura (三浦 建太郎) was born in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Monday, July 11, 1966 - Actor, producer, and screenwriter Mick Molloy was born Michael Molloy in Canberra, Australia.

Monday, July 11, 1966 - Minister and author Bo Sanchez was born Eugenio Isabelo Tomas Reyes Sanchez, Jr. in Caloocan City, Philippines.

Monday, July 11, 1966 - Basketball player and coach Rod Strickland was born Rodney Strickland in The Bronx, New York.

Monday, July 11, 1966 - Musician (The Almighty and Black Star Riders) Ricky Warwick was born in Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland.

Monday, July 11, 1966 - Poet Delmore Schwartz (b. 08 Dec 1913 in Brooklyn, New York) died in New York City, New York of a heart attack at the age of 52.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 07/11/15:

“By and large I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA - 07/10/15:

  I think this speaks for itself.

        BOY HOWDY! Thank you so much, Dale! I really appreciate this!

   Without even touching on the line heard repeatedly in our own household for years and years ("I'm sick; he's faking"), I can think of one or two more squares to add to this cartoon, but I won't say them!

   As said in McLintock! (1963): "I won't! I won't!....."


   From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 07/10/16:

     Thanks, Carlene!

“It's getting late early.”

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/09/16 - "How to know when it's really HOT!! (#1 in a series of 17)":

  Climate Change! . . . is a new phenomenon on Earth!


     Thanks, Dearest Judy!

You know it’s hot outside when…
All of the ice in your cup melts, then the cup melts.

BONUS RED BABY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Alli Hyer's Red Baby Hairband - "A free crochet pattern baby headband like this one is great for a young baby. The yarn is soft enough but it's also thin enough for baby to wear without getting in the way. It's an easy crochet pattern that uses single crochet and double crochet. " and - Lorna Miser's Ladybug Baby Cocoon - "Baby will be snug as a bug in this sweet cocoon. Crocheted in soft yarn it’s perfect for photo moments and keeping baby feeling secure and cozy."

BONUS RED FOOD RECIPES: - 18 Red Food Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Cocktail Hour

From - 07/10/15:

Q. What's the difference between a cat and a comma?

A. A cat has its claws at the end of its paws; a comma is a pause at the end of a clause.

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 07/07/16

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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Red Rain

Written by
Peter Gabriel, 1986
(b. 13 Feb 1950)

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream
I cannot make a single sound as you scream
It can't be that cold, the ground is still warm to touch
This place is so quiet, sensing that storm

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

Well I've seen them buried in a sheltered place in this town
They tell you that this rain can sting, and look down
There is no blood around see no sign of pain
Hay ay ay no pain
Seeing no red at all, see no rain

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

Red rain-
Putting the pressure on much harder now
To return again and again
Just let the red rain splash you
Let the rain fall on your skin
I come to you defenses down
With the trust of a child

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me
And I cant watch any more
No more denial
It's so hard to lay down in all of this
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is pouring down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I see it
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is pouring down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I'm bathing in it
Red rain coming down
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I'm begging you
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Over me in the red red sea
Over me
Over me
Red rain

"Red Rain" midi courtesy of - 07/11/09

"Red Rain" lyrics courtesy of - 07/11/09

Image of "Red Rain" courtesy of - 07/11/09

Animated Red Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/11/09

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!!

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

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

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