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07/23/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Red Roses for a Blue Lady

“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”

Eleanor Roosevelt
(11 Oct  1884 – 07 Nov 1962)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I am in a rather blue mood, so I suppose this is a great song for today.

BONUS #1 - - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Vic Dana, 1965

BONUS #2 - - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Dean Martin - with a pretty slide show


"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" is a 1948 popular song by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett (alias Roy Brodsky). It has been recorded by a number of performers. The best-selling recording was made by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra Vocalists: Vaughn Monroe and The Moon Men on December 15, 1948. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3319 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue numbers BD 1247, HN 3014, HQ 3071, IM 13425 and GY 478. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on January 14, 1949 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #4.[1]

Another recording was made by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians on December 22, 1948. It was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24549. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on February 4, 1949 and lasted 13 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10.[1]

The song was revived in 1965 by vocalists Vic Dana and Wayne Newton and instrumentalist Bert Kaempfert; Dana's version was the most successful, peaking at #10 on the pop chart and #2 on the Easy Listening chart.[2] Kaempfert's peaked at #11 on the same chart. Wayne Newton's version reached #23. All were listed on Billboard's Easy listening (later Adult Contemporary) survey. Andy Williams released a version in 1965 as the B-side to his hit song "...and Roses and Roses"...


   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 07/22/16:

Hi folks; just got back from a great morning ride with the sun out bright and a nice little breeze to help cool down our current 86 degree temperatures!

First off, I want to take a moment to thank each of you for your prayers over my Carotid Artery Blockage Problem! And to further state that those Prayers appear to be working!

While I was sitting in front of our local Safeway drinking a diet soda, my Vascular Surgeon called to advised when she compared my Ultrasounds from 2014 and 2015 with yesterday's, she felt that there was NO appreciable change and felt it was safe to give me another 6 month reprieve on surgery! Unless I start having neck pains, vision changes or suffer a mini stroke, I should be OK for awhile!

Thanks again to each of you for your thoughts and prayers! This old man doesn't allow many things to scare him; but this surgery is one that does! I realize it is a fairly common and simple operation from what it was 20+ years ago; but it still scares me to think of any more surgeries!

     SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks so much for letting us know, Butch! We'll keep those prayers coming on your behalf!


   Happy Birthday today to Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND     Bill Roady ('60) of VA AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA;

27 - Raymond Ellenson ('63) AND   Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents),      Katelyn Mansfield of TX;

30 -   Don Chaney ('66) of FL AND   My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC AND     My Granddaughter, Claire Harty, of CA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 23, 1940 - United States' Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles's declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic StatesEstonia, Latvia and Lithuania was issued.

July 23, 1942 -
The Holocaust: The Treblinka extermination camp was opened.

July 23, 1942 - Operation Edelweiss began.

July 23, 1942 - Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov was executed by firing squad.

July 23, 1943 - The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sank the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoed the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.

July 23, 1945 - The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain began.

July 23, 1951 - General Henri-Philippe Pétain died at age 95. Petain had been convicted of collaboration with German occupiers of his country during World War II and was sentenced to life in prison.


Saturday, July 23, 1966 - Actor and screenwriter Montgomery Clift (b. Edward Montgomery Clift on 17 Oct 1920 in Oakland, California) died at the age of 45 in New York City, New York of a heart attack brought on by occlusive coronary artery disease.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 07/22/15:
“Be grateful for people in your lives who love you enough to correct you.”

- Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


      - This page has been unavailable since mid-2009. When I was repairing the link, I gussied up the page.

       From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 07/18/16 - "Saudi Arabia Now Allowing Women To Drive":

  Thanks, George!

  From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 07/22/16:

  TRUE! Thank you, Brenda!

       From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 07/20/16 - "What is globalization?":

A definition of globalization that I can understand and to which I now can relate:

Question: What is the truest definition of globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana's death.

Question: Why?

Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whiskey, followed closely by Italian paparazzi on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by an American, using Bill Gates' technology and you are probably reading this on your computer, that uses Taiwanese chips and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant; transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen and trucked to you by illegal Mexican workers¦

And that is what globalization is :)

     Thanks again, George! Now I understand!

From My Friend, Katie, of KS - 07/22/16:

   Just a thought...

    AMEN! Thank you, Katie Darlin'!


    From Me ('65) of NC - 07/22/16:


Ninety percent of all mental errors are in your head.”

- 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!! (#13 in a series of 17)":

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


     Thanks, Dearest Judy!

You know it’s hot outside when…
When cats sleep in front of the air conditioner.

BONUS RED ROSES CROCHET PATTERNS: - How to Crochet Valentine's Day Roses - "...Follow this easy tutorial to make crochet roses in various stages and sizes. This versatile pattern allows you to create numerous projects, such as a bouquet, hairpiece, brooch, scarf tie or decoration and many more..." - 's Red Valentine Roses - "Using this Valentine crochet pattern you can make many sizes of Red Valentine Roses. Give the roses as a big bouquet, turn it into a brooch or wear it as a headpiece. This project is versatile allowing you to make what you want with it." - Stop and Crochet the Roses: Free Pattern Round-Up - "In our busy lives, it can be hard to take time to crochet. But if you have a moment to crochet, I highly recommend working up a rose pattern. Roses tend to pop up in crochet all the time and not just for Valentine’s day. Roses can be a symbol of love, thoughtfulness, and beauty. Crochet one of these rose patterns today and give someone warm fuzzies this season."

BONUS RED ROSES RECIPES: - Quick and Easy Red Rose Recipes - "Choose from over 740 Red Rose recipes from sites like Epicurious and Allrecipes."


From - 07/22/16:
Billy always had problems with math so he used his fingers and toes for adding and subtracting.

One day he didn't have enough fingers or toes to figure out the problem. His best friend took off his shoes and held up his fingers so Billy could figure it out.

The moral of the story is that in times of need, you can always 'count on' your best friend! 

1. Wednesday, September 14, 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 07/23/16

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 Roses for a Blue Lady

Written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, 1948

Recorded by Vaughn Monroe, 1949
(07 Oct 1911 - 21 May 1973)

Recorded by Vic Dana, 1965
(b. 26 Aug 1942)

I want some red roses for a blue lady
Mister florist take my order please
We had a silly quarrel the other day
I hope these pretty flowers chase her blues away

I want some red roses for a blue lady
Send them to the sweetest gal in town
And if they do the trick, I'll hurry back to pick
Your best white orchid for her wedding gown

(I want some red roses for a blue lady)

We had a silly quarrel the other day
I hope these pretty flowers chase her blues away

I want some red roses for a blue, blue lady
Send them to the sweetest gal in town
And if they do the trick, I'll hurry back to pick
Your best white orchid for her wedding gown

Your best white orchid for her wedding gown

"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" midi courtesy of - 07/06/09

"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" lyrics (sequenced by Ronald E. Hontz) courtesy of - 07/23/09

Image of Red Rose Remembrance courtesy of - 07/04/07

Red Heart and Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I don't really know where - 03/13/06

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herb Hice, one of my Famous Marines who served in WWII
Thanks, Herbie!

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

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!

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

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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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