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08/07/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
 Once There Were Greenfields

“Come back to me in dreams; that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low,
As long ago, my love, how long ago.”

- Christina Rossetti
(05 Dec 1830 - 29 Dec 1894)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 
   If I were one of those people who cried at hearing sad old songs, this one would probably take me down.  Oh, wait.  I am one of those people..... 

BONUS - - Greenfields - The Brothers Four ("Sing Along with Mitch")


The Brothers Four are an American folk singing group, founded in 1957 in Seattle, Washington, known for their 1960 hit song "Greenfields".

Bob Flick, John Paine, Mike Kirkland, and Dick Foley met at the University of Washington, where they were members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity in 1956 (hence the "Brothers" appellation). Their first professional performances were the result of a prank played on them in 1958 by a rival fraternity, who had arranged for someone to call them, pretend to be from Seattle's Colony Club, and invite them to come down to audition for a gig. Even though they were not expected at the club, they were allowed to sing a few songs, and were subsequently hired. Flick recalls them being paid "mostly in beer..."


   Happy Birthday today to  Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND    Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND The late Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) (deceased 02/08/13)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND      Hunter Todd  ('57) of TX;

10 - Marshall Conley ('63) of VA;

12 - Lois Marie King Earwood ('57) AND       the late Dave Arnold ('65) (d. 21 July 2012) AND      Linwood Wright ('65) of VA AND      My Grandson, Joseph Harty of TX;

14 -   Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



August 07, 1938 - The Holocaust: The building of Mauthausen concentration camp began.

August 07, 1940 -
Alsace-Lorraine was annexed by the Third Reich.

August 07, 1942 - T
he Battle of Guadalcanal began – United States Marines initiated the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.



Friday, August 07, 1964 - Vietnam War: the U.S. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.

Friday, August 07, 1964 - Author John Birmingham was born in Liverpool, England.

Friday, August 07, 1964 - Television host Michael Weishan was born in in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  From Terry Haney ('66) of VA - 08/06/14 - "Feuding Banjos":

Interesting read on the song Dueling Banjos which was stolen by the movie company and made the title track of the the movie Deliverance.  One correction I would like to make to what appears in Wikipedia.  The song was co-composed and performed Don Reno and Arthur Smith.  Arthur just happened to be the one who sued since he had the financial resources to do so from his TV show that appeared back in the 50's. 

Born in Buffalo, South Carolina, Don Reno grew up on a farm in Haywood County, North Carolina.  In 1950 with Red Smiley, he formed Reno and Smiley and the Tennessee Cutups, a partnership that lasted fourteen years. Among their hits were "I'm Using My Bible For A Road Map", "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" and "Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die". Reno & Smiley performed a regular gig on WRVA's Old Dominion Barn Dance Richmond, VA).

Don Reno was my dad's cousin (his grandmother was a Haney).  They grew up together on the same mountain in Haywood County, NC.

   YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Terry! I vaguely recall hearing a fraction of that story before; I appreciate your setting the record straight for us. I have amended that Newsletter:


   On a side note, Haywood County was also the home of my friend and favorite author, the late      Lewis W. Green (21 Mar 1932 - 24 Oct 2008). I can't help but wonder if all their paths ever crossed?

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/06/14 - "Lunch Bunch 55":


Try to get in contact with one of the Lunch Bunch Class of 55 group.  The Steve and John restaurant has closed and was refurbished as a Mexican Restaurant.  I don’t know if they are still meeting in the same location but it does need updating.

As always, thank you, thank you, thank you.


   WELL, CRUMBALINI! Sigh. Thanks, Joan! I'll see what I can learn!

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 08/06/14 - "Newsletters":

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/06/14 - "NN/Hampton web site":

I don't know it you have ever seen this.  My step-sister sent it to me. 
Some of these pictures really bring back memories.

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Ruthie! I was unaware of this site. They do indeed have some great images posted there, so I've linked it to Our Old Stomping Grounds.

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/06/14 - "The Human Condition: See What a Crowd Does to Help Man who got His Leg Stuck in Train [VIDEO]":

This would not have happened in Northern Virginia during rush hour-I promise you!

Editor’s Note: In a truly spectacular display of concern, these passers-by band together to get this man out of danger. Shrimp on the barbie for everyone!

A man got his leg stuck while boarding a train in Perth, Australia today – and passengers helped to free him.

Video released by the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia shows the man’s leg becoming wedged between the train and platform at the city’s Stirling Station. Workers were alerted and spent the next 10 minutes trying to free the man.

   YOWZERS-WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy! You're right. Sadly I cannot imagine a scenario such as that taking place up there...

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 08/06/14 - "Nearer My God to Thee":

Have you seen this yet?

Nearer My God to Thee - BYU Men's Chorus and Vocal Point

   No. No, I must confess I had not. Thanks so much for sending it to me, Adrienne! It's a lovely rendition!

  From My Daughter of Other Parents, Ashley Johnson of AZ - 08/06/14:

  Here are the dragonfly pics!

   OOOH! Thanks, Ashley! Though this dragonfly (or some of it's friends) comes to visit us (especially Paul!) often, it was really fun for one to appear on your last day with us!


"The dragonfly has been a subject of intrigue in every single continent it is found in, and with each civilization, has developed a unique meaning to it, its behavior and its lifestyle... The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life...In many regions and as a norm of this day, the dragonfly is considered to be an agent of change and presumably symbolic of a sense of self realization. Self realization from how the dragonfly uses its power to control its movements and so elegantly. And change and evolution is all about the dragonfly’s ability to fly and the way it can be comfortable on water, land as well as the air."

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - Fayetteville, NC

   Well, that's not exactly what I thought their appearance signified, but I suppose it'll have to do.....

   Okay, Lady, you've been back in Arizona for a few hours now. When are you coming back home to North Carolina?

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/01/14 - "Funnies (#5 in a series of 13)":

     Thanks, Dearest Judy!

BONUS GO GREEN CROCHET PATTERNS: - The Green Dragonfly Crochet Patterns - A plethora of fun designs!

BONUS GREEN RECIPES: - Green Recipes for Your Health and Taste


From - 08/06/14:

The teacher wrote on the blackboard, “I ain’t had no fun all summer.”

“Now Paul,” she said. “What shall I do to correct this?”

“Get a boy friend.” Paul replied.

1. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 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, October 10 and 11, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold a 45-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive.  For further information, contact Jean Baker Howell at

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/17/14

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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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Once There Were Greenfields

- Gilkyson, Dehr, Miller

Recorded by The Brothers Four, 1960

Once there were greenfields, kissed by the sun
Once there were valleys, where river used to run
Once there were blue skies with white clouds high above
Once they were part of an everlasting love
We were the lovers who strolled thru greenfields

Greenfields are gone now, parched by the sun
Gone from the valleys were rivers used to run
Gone with the cold wind that swept into my heart
Gone with the lovers who let their love depart
Where are the greenfields that we used to roam

I'll never know what made you run away
How can I keep searching when dark clouds hide the way
I only know there's nothing here for me
Nothing in this wide world left for me to see
But I'll keep on waiting until you return
I'll keep on waiting until the day you learn
You can't be happy when your heart's on the roam
You can't be happy until you bring it home
Home to the greenfields and me once again

"Once There Were Greenfields" midi courtesy of - 08/06/07
at the suggestion of Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 08/06/06
Thanks, Chris!

"Once There Were Greenfields" lyrics courtesy of - 08/06/07
also at the suggestion of Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 08/06/06
Thanks again, Chris!

Terragen Image of Green Fields courtesy of - 08/06/07

Gentoo Penguin's Image of Parched Fields between Hospital del Orbigo and Astorga courtesy of - 08/06/07

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Green Divider Line clip art probably courtesy of - 04/01/05 (but at the moment, I can't find which page...)

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!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated Air Force, USMC, and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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

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