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08/11/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Truly Madly Deeply

At this point in my life I'd like to live
as if only love mattered.

- Tracy Chapman
(b. 30 Mar 1964)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   This song originally came to me while I was listening to my radio in my sleep.  I thought we could enjoy it together again.

BONUS - - Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden


"Truly Madly Deeply" is a song by Australian pop band Savage Garden, released as a single in March 1997. Written by band-mates Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones, the song is a reworking of a song called "Magical Kisses" that the pair wrote together long before recording began on their debut album. "Truly Madly Deeply" was released as the third single from their self-titled debut album. In 1998, it became the main theme from the soundtrack of the movie Music from Another Room, starring Jude Law and Gretchen Mol.[2]

There are two distinct versions of the song. The first was made available on the Australian version of the group's album, whereas the second version appears on the release of the album in Europe and America. This version was composed in 1996, and features a drum-machine track instead of the more acoustic-sounding music featured on the Australian version. The European version also features on the group's greatest hits compilation, Truly Madly Completely...

The song was a major and sustained success in the U.S. beginning in 1997. Entering the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at #26 on 6 December 1997,[4] it peaked at #1 for two weeks in January 1998 and lingered for a full year on the chart.[4] The song spent half a year in the top ten alone. It hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart and #2 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart. It also went Top 10 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart. On the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream chart the song hit number one for one week on 31 January before dropping to number two as Celine Dion assumed the top spot with the theme to the hit film Titanic, "My Heart Will Go On". Savage Garden's single held at #2 for ten weeks, before returning to the number one spot again the week of 18 April.[5]

The song eventually set a record for the most weeks of any single in history on the U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary chart. In 1998 the song logged eleven weeks at number one on this chart, but its full chart span lasted 123 weeks...


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

14 -   Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA;

15 -   Peggy Johnson ('60) of OH;

17 - Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene Chapman ('57) AND   Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL;

18 - Etta L. Baker ('57)  AND   Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 11, 1945 - Soviet troops occupied Sakhalin.

August 11, 1945 - The Allies replied to the Japanese surrender offer by saying that Emperor Hirohito would be subject to the authority of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces.

August 11, 1945 - Poles in Krakw engaged in a pogrom against Jews in the city, killing one and wounding five.



Tuesday, August 11, 1964 - Author and illustrator Jim Lee (이용철) was born in Seoul, South Korea.

Tuesday, August 11, 1964 - Television journalist James Mates was born in London, England.

Tuesday, August 11, 1964 - Actor, producer, and screenwriter Miguel A. Nez, Jr. was born in New York City, New York.

From    Jim and   Jerry Baker Cobb (both '66 of VA) - 08/10/14 - "Change of email":

We have moved to Mechanicsville, VA - new email: ________@_____.___

Jim & Jerry Cobb - Class of 66

   COOL! Thanks, Jim and Jerry! Best wishes on your move! Let me know if y'all want it posted; otherwise I'll keep it private.

    From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 08/10/14 - " 'The Sound of the Birth of Rock and Roll' ":

The Drewrys (Alex, Letia & JWD) took in the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" on a rainy Monday afternoon. Chadwick Boseman did an amazing job duplicating the original moves of "the Godfather of Soul". Mick Jaggar was the music producer and did an excellent job syncing the original JB music so that there was no evidence that Boseman was lip-syncing. I didn't realize that "Please, Please, Please", Brown's 1st crossover hit (1956) was the song that brought Funk/Soul to the mainstream.

Many following R&R greats (Mick Jagger et al) give enormous credit to James Brown for their musical approach and personal stage moves. Of course, Brown (although a true creative genius) picked up much of his style from Little Richard. It was Little Richard's breakthrough hit "Tutti Fruiti" in 1955, that was recently hailed as "the sound of the birth of rock and roll" (by a panel of renowned recording artists). In 2010, the US Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music ". In April 2012, Rolling Stone magazine declared that the song "still contains what has to be considered the most inspired rock lyric ever recorded: ""A-wop-bom-a-loo-mop-a-lomp-bom-bom!!".

The version of "Tutti Fruiti" that we old R&R aficionados know and love was derived from ribald song that Little Richard had written and composed, and which he had been performing live for a few years. The original lyrics:

"Tutti Frutti, good booty
If it don't fit, don't force it
You can grease it, make it easy"

were replaced with:

"Tutti Frutti, aw rooty
Tutti Frutti, aw rooty."

The first time I heard Little Richard sing the song was on WRAP (850AM) and it is one of those "watershed" moments that I will never forget. WRAP was the favorite radio music station of most NNHS students who wanted to hear the real R&R, as WGH only played music by "white" recording artists (except for a late Saturday night program of "Baron BePop" aka Bob Calvert). During normal programming hours, WGH only played the Pat Boone covers of the "real" music of Little Richard, Fats Domino, Little Willie John, et. al.

But back to the complex person who was James Brown. I think one reviewer summed it up well: "A monumental egotist, perfectionist and harsh taskmaster with a streak of paranoia, Brown reigned as the absolute monarch of his personal kingdom, answering to no one but himself." That was the James Brown as portrayed in "Get On Up"

The signature song of the "Godfather of Soul"
James Brown - Please, Please, Please

Many may not remember that James Brown was an enthusiastic American Patriot. He lobbied the Defense Dept. long and hard to let him do a tour for the troops in Vietnam and turned it into a grand success that was covered well in the movie. His 1986 release "Living in America" was his personal tribute to the country he loved. The following You Tube original version is accompanied by an excellent slide show that highlights the America he is singing about.

James Brown - Living in America

And now enjoy Little Richard's "sound of the birth of rock and roll"
Little Richard - Tutti Fruiti


   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Joe - good to hear from you again!

    From My Granddaughter, Becca Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '17) of IL - 08/10/14 - "The Lewis Family Reunion":
    Thank you, Becca! Glad y'all had so much fun; sorry we couldn't make it out this year!
Sunday, August 10, 2014 - Cape Girardeau, MO
Lewis, Becca, Mary, Elizabeth, and Andrew Harty

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 08/10/14 - "The Piano Guys":

I thought you'd like this. - Over the Rainbow - The Piano Guys

   Thanks, Adrienne! I do!

From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 08/10/14 - "Perhaps...":

  I certainly hope so! Thanks, Tina!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/01/14 - "Funnies (#9 in a series of 13)":

     Thanks, Dearest Judy!

BONUS MOUNTAIN CROCHET PATTERN: - Mountain Mist Afghan - "Using double crochet and the cluster stitch you can make this beautiful free crochet afghan. Five different colors are used for a nice contrasting look. This Mountain Mist Afghan will really remind you of the mountains."  - "...I want to stand with you on a mountain..."

BONUS MOUNTAIN RECIPES: - Recipes from the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains - "...I want to stand with you on a mountain..."



From - 08/10/14:

An elderly man, 82, just returned from the doctors only to find he didn't have long to live. So he summoned the three most important people in his life to tell them of his fate:

1. His Doctor

2. His Priest

3. His Lawyer.

He said, "Well, today I found out I don't have long to live. So, I have summoned you three here, because you are the most important people in my life, and I need to ask a favor. Today, I am going to give each of you an envelope with $50,000 dollars inside. When I die, I would ask that all three of you throw the money into my grave."

After the man passed on, the three people happened to run into each other.

The doctor said, "I have to admit I kept $10,000 dollars of his money. He owed me from lots of medical bills. But, I threw the other $40,000 in like he requested.

"The Priest said, "I have to admit also, I kept $25,000 dollars for the church. Its all going to a good cause. I did, however, throw the other $25,000 in the grave."

Well, the Lawyer just couldn't believe what he was hearing! "I am surprised at you two for taking advantage of him like that. I wrote a check for the full amount and threw it all in!!!"

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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Truly Madly Deeply

Written by Darren Hayes (b. 08 May 1972) and Daniel Jones (b. 22 July 1973)

Recorded by Savage Garden, 1997

I'll be your dream
I'll be your wish
I'll be your fantasy.
I'll be your hope
I'll be your love
Be everything that you need.
I love you more with every breath
Truly madly deeply do..
I will be strong I will be faithful
'Cause I'm counting on a new beginning.
A reason for living.
A deeper meaning.

I want to stand with you on a mountain.
I want to bathe with you in the sea.
I want to lay like this forever.
Until the sky falls down on me...

And when the stars are shining brightly
In the velvet sky,
I'll make a wish
Send it to heaven
Then make you want to cry..
The tears of joy
For all the pleasure and the certainty.
That we're surrounded
By the comfort and protection of..
The highest power.
In lonely hours.
The tears devour you..
I want to stand with you on a mountain,
I want to bathe with you in the sea.
I want to lay like this forever,
Until the sky falls down on me...

Oh can't you see it baby?
You don't have to close your eyes
'Cause it's standing right before you.
All that you need will surely come...

I'll be your dream
I'll be your wish
I'll be your fantasy.
I'll be your hope
I'll be your love
Be everything that you need.
I'll love you more with every breath
Truly madly deeply do...

"Truly Madly Deeply" midi courtesy of - 08/09/06

"Truly Madly Deeply" lyrics courtesy
of - 08/09/06

Image of Couple on Mountain courtesy of - 08/09/06

Golden Flower Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/21/04

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

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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

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

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

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