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08/24/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Barbara Ann

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you,
not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet
somewhere. They're in each other all along.”

Maulana Jalalu'ddin Rumi
(30 Sept 1207 - 17 Dec 1273)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Summer's winding down, but there's still time for some good ol' summer dance music!

BONUS - - Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys, 1965



"Barbara Ann" is a song written by Fred Fassert and performed (as "Barbara Anne") by The Regents in 1961. The recording reached a peak position of #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart.

The most famous cover version is by the American rock band The Beach Boys. The song was released as a single on December 20, 1965, with the B-side "Girl Don't Tell Me". The song peaked at #2 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (#1 in Cash Box and Record World) and at #3 in the U.K. It also topped the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Norway. It was The Beach Boys' biggest hit in Italy, reaching #4. The song was also released on the 1965 album Beach Boys' Party!. Brian Wilson and Dean Torrence, who had previously recorded the song as one half of Jan and Dean, are featured on lead vocals. Dean is not credited on the album jacket but "Thanks, Dean" is said by Carl at the end of the track...[1]



     My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC, is having another bout with his congestive heart failure, complicated by stasis dermatitis and celluitis of his lower extremities, as well as third stage renal failure. He saw his primary physician yesterday, who ordered an EKG, a chest X-ray, a breathing test with a pulse spirometer, and blood work. These results will be given to us at our next appointment on 08/30/16. Meanwhile, he has as an appointment with a cardiologist on 09/06/16, and will soon have one with his nephrologist. These delightful episodes invariably occur two weeks before payday when we have zero funds available. All prayers are greatly appreciated.


   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 - Michele Shelton Sokol ('66) of CA;

27 - Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND  My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ;

28 -  the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09);

29 -    Richard Coltrane ('57) AND    the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) (deceased 09/17/08);

30 -   Me ('65) of NC AND   Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA;

31 -     Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND    Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND   Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND   My Grandson, Jacob Harty (Pitkin HS, LA - '15) of NC!  

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



August 24, 1516 - The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeated the Mamluk Sultanate and captured present-day Syria at the Battle of Marj Dabiq.



August 24, 1816 - The Treaty of St. Louis was signed in St. Louis, Missouri.



August 24, 1941 - Adolf Hitler ordered the cessation of Nazi Germany's systematic T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests, although killings continued for the remainder of the war.

August 24, 1942 - The Battle of the Eastern Solomons: U.S. forces sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō, and US carrier USS Enterprise was heavily damaged. During this battle the "coastwatchers," volunteers that reported on Japanese ship and aircraft movement, were a key to American success.

August 24, 1944 - Allied troops began the attack on Paris.

August 24, 1949 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) went into effect. The agreement was that an attack against on one of the parties would be considered "an attack against them all."



Wednesday, August 24, 1966 - Journalist, businessman, and founder of Gawker Media, Nick Denton, was born in Hampstead, London, England.

Wednesday, August 24, 1966 - Swimmer Jon Sieben was born Jonathan Scott Sieben in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/22/15:
“Self-pity, personal withdrawal, or deep despair will not bring the peace, the assurance, or help which are needed. Rather, we must go forward, look upward, move onward, and rise heavenward.”

- Thomas S. Monson, October, 1992
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


  From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 08/23/16:

  Basically just text me or message me on Facebook. That's it. lol I hate phone calls.

OOOH! You could do a Google hangout with me, if I'm lookin' decent. lol

     Thanks, Webby! You do take after your mama, doncha??


From My Friend, Liam, of NC - 08/21/16:

   EXACTLY! Thank you, Liam!

I measured the length of my hand today, and just as I thought, it’s exactly as long as my other hand. I was so excited I started clapping.”

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982


BONUS DANCE CROCHET PATTERN: and - Ann Regis' Ripple Flash Dance Throw - "Modern colors update the forever loved crochet ripple pattern. This soft yarn will make this throw the one you go to whenever you have time to relax!" - "...I went to a dance, looking for romance..."


BONUS DANCE RECIPE: - Dance Recipes - "These recipes are designed to be easy to prepare and provide a good balance of nutrients for the healthier dancer." - "...I went to a dance, looking for romance..."



From - 08/23/15:

A fellow bought a new Mercedes and was out on the interstate for a nice evening drive. The top was down, the breeze was blowing through what was left of his hair and he decided to open her up.

As the needle jumped up to 80 mph, he suddenly saw flashing red and blue lights behind him.

"There's no way they can catch a Mercedes," he thought to himself and opened her up further. The needle hit 90, 100.... Then the reality of the situation hit him. "What am I doing?" he thought and pulled over.

The cop came up to him, took his license without a word and examined it and the car.

"It's been a long day, this is the end of my shift and it's Friday the 13th. I don't feel like more paperwork, so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I haven't heard before, you can go."

The guy thought for a second and said, "Last week my wife ran off with a cop. I was afraid you were trying to give her back!"

"Have a nice weekend," said the officer.



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 08/24/16

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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Barbara Ann

Written by
Fred Fassert (b. 1935), © 1961

Recorded by The Regents, 1961

Recorded by The Beach Boys, 1965

(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Oh Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Come take my hand
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

I went to a dance, looking for romance,
Saw Barbara Ann so I thought I'd take a chance

On Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Come take my hand
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Oh Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Come take my hand
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Tried Betty Lou
Tried Peggy, too
Tried Mary Lou
But I knew they wouldn't do

Like Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Come take my hand
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

"Barbara Ann" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Barbara Ann" lyrics courtesy of 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks again, Dave!

 Barbara Ann Images Concept courtesy of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 08/08/05
Thanks, Nathaniel!

 Image of Barbara Bush courtesy of - 08/09/05

Image of Ann Landers courtesy of - 08/09/05

Image of Barbara Walters courtesy of - 08/09/05

Image of Raggedy Ann courtesy of - 08/09/05

Red Petunia Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/14/05

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

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

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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

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