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08/14/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Green Leaves of Summer
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time
to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep,
and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; ..... A time to love, and a time
to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4, 8 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 
 I love this song! How can you not love a song that makes you cry as hard as this one does?!?

BONUS #1 -  - Scenes from The Alamo (1960)

BONUS #2 - - Green Leaves of Summer - The Brothers Four

BONUS #3 - - Green Leaves of Summer - Ennio Morricone - The inimitable sounds of Morricone paired with a gorgeous video!  


The Green Leaves of Summer is a musical composition by Dimitri Tiomkin (featuring vocals by The Brothers Four and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster) for the 1960 film The Alamo.[1] In 1961 the song was nominated for an Academy Award: also its parent soundtrack, that for the film The Alamo, was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.[2]

The song has been remade by a number of musicians including Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Michčle Arnaud (as "Le Bleu De L'été"), Frankie Avalon, Kenny Ball, Maya Casabianca (fr) (as "Le Bleu De L'été"), Ken Dodd, Eino Grön (fi) (as "Kesän Vihreät Lehvät"), Anita Harris, Hampton Hawes, Mahalia Jackson, Vieno Kekkonen (fi) (as "Kesän Vihreät Lehvät"), Patti Page, Peter and Gordon and The Ventures plus Nick Perito whose version was featured in the title sequence of the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, directed by Quentin Tarantino.[3]


From The Best Student in the Class of 1960, Pete Hoyle of VA - 08/13/16, 10:55 PM - "     Albert Simms NNHS '60":

HI Carol--

I just sent the following email to
 Karen Weinstein Witte ('60 - of GA)...

Hi Karen--

I just saw this on Facebook.... As best I can tell, it was posted Friday afternoon by Martha Simms Mikell.

Just wanted to let everyone know that our father, Al Simms, passed away at 6:00 yesterday evening. We are grateful for your thoughts and prayers in the past days and the days to come.

There will be a visitation at Covenant Funeral Service in Fredericksburg, VA on Sunday, August 14 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. The funeral will be at Fredericksburg Baptist Church at noon on Monday, August 15. A brief reception at the church will follow the service with entombment at 2:30 PM at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fredericksburg, VA.

Martha Simms Mikell Amy Simms Easterling Rick Simms — with Amy Simms Easterling and Rick Simms.

-- Pete

   Oh, Pete, I am so very sorry to learn this, but thank you so much for letting me know!

   I attended your 45-Year Reunion in 2005, and spent quite some time talking to Al and perusing the memorabilia he had brought with him. He made many valuable contributions to our Archive over the years, including Famous Soldiers, Christmases in Viet Nam, and the page for Calvary Baptist Church, for which he even sequenced the midi file.

   You have my sincerest condolences at the loss of your friend.


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

15 -   Peggy Johnson ('60) of VA;

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;

19 -     Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND   Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA;

20 -      The late Chip Clark ('65) (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA!

21 -   Bob Buchan ('61) of VA AND     Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 14, 1916 - Romania declared war on Austria-Hungary, joining the Entente in World War I.


August 14, 1937 - Chinese Air Force Day: The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when six Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers were shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases.

August 14, 1941 Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.

August 14, 1945 - Japan accepted the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor recorded the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan Standard Time).

August 14, 1945 - The Viet Minh launched August Revolution amid the political confusion and power vacuum engulfing Vietnam.


Sunday, August 14, 1966 - Model, actress, producer, and  Miss World United States 1986, Halle Berry, was born Maria Halle Berry in Cleveland, Ohio.

Sunday, August 14, 1966 - Footballer and sportscaster Karl Petter Lřken was born Karl Petter Löken in Karlskoga, Sweden.

Sunday, August 14, 1966 - Journalist and politician Tuncay Özkan was born Ahmet Tuncay Özkan in Ankara, Turkey.

Sunday, August 14, 1966 - Cricketer Tip Snooke (b. Sibley John Snooke on 01 Feb 1881 in St Mark's, Tembuland, South Africa) died in Port Elizabeth, South Africa at the age of 85.

“Nothing significant has ever been achieved by men who let apprehension corrode their principles.”

- Jeff Cooper
(10 May 1920 - 25 Sept 2006)

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/13/14 - "Ripple Effect":

  AMEN! Thank you, Susan!  

“I am in a ridiculous humour,' quoth Eugene; 'I am a ridiculous fellow. Everything is ridiculous. Come along!”

- Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend, 1865
(07 Feb 1812 - 09 June 1870

BONUS GREEN LEAVES CROCHET PATTERN: - Green Leaf Doily - Jennifer Dickerson's Green Leaf Scarf - "Less than one skein of sock yarn is needed to complete this Green Leaf Scarf, so it's a quick and easy crochet design to complete. This lightweight crochet scarf pattern is a great accessory for any season and girls of any age will love wearing this stylish scarf. Fingerling yarn is used with a slightly larger hook, which creates beautiful ruffles to give it a fun, feminine look. The lacy ruffles of this free crochet scarf pattern will definitely remind you of leafy greens."

BONUS GREEN LEAVES RECIPES: - Green Leaf Recipes - "Leaf for Life helps improve family health with innovative ways to eat more green leafy vegetables."


From - 08/12/15:

A man bought a real fast sports car and was flying down the road at about 80 mph. After a couple miles a police officer pulled out on to the road and turned on his siren. The man pulled over and waited for the officer to give him a ticket.

The officer came up to his car and said, "I have been waiting for you all day."

The man said, "Well, I got here as fast I could."

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 08/13/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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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The Green Leaves of Summer

- Theme from the film The Alamo (1960)

Written by
Paul Francis Webster (20 Dec 1907 – 18 Mar 1984) and Dimitri Tiomkin (10 May 1894 – 11 Nov 1979)

Recorded by
The Brothers Four

A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin'.
The green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.
'Twas so good to be young then, in a season of plenty,
When the catfish were jumpin' as high as the sky.

A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin'.
A time to be courtin' a girl of your own.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
And to stand by your wife at the moment of birth.

A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin'.
The green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.
'Twas so good to be young then, with the sweet smell of apples,
And the owl in the pine tree a-winkin' his eye.

A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin'.
A time just for livin', a place for to die.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.

'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.

"Green Leaves of Summer" midi courtesy of - 08/14/07
and extracted with the kind assistance of my #5 son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 08/14/07
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Green Leaves of Summer" lyrics courtesy of - 08/07/07

Image of Green Leaves courtesy of - 08/14/07

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

Green Ivy Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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

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

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