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08/26/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
For Once in My Life

“Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall
madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.”

- Lucille Ball
(06 Aug 1911 - 26 Apr 1989)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   Today's Newsletter is a rerun... but then again this year they are almost all reruns!

BONUS - - For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder, @ 1968


"For Once in My Life" is a swing song written by Ron Miller and Orlando Murden for Motown Records' Jobete publishing company in 1967 (see 1967 in music). The composition was originally recorded by Jean DuShon, while other artists, such as Tony Bennett and The Temptations, recorded slow ballad versions of the song. Jack Soo was the first male artist to record a version of the song—it never made it to any public market and the recording was permanently shelved in the Motown Records archives.[1][2]

The most familiar and successful version of "For Once in My Life" is an uptempo arrangement by Stevie Wonder, recorded immediately after DuShon's original.[citation needed] Wonder's version (issued on Motown's Tamla label) was a top-three hit in the United States in late 1968 and early 1969...


   Happy Birthday today to Michele Shelton Sokol ('66) of CA!
   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND  My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 of NC;

01 -   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;
02 - Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND   
Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

August 26, 1466 - A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, was discovered.


August 26, 1934 - Adolf Hitler demanded that France turn over their Saar region to Germany.

August 26, 1940 - Chad became the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.

August 26, 1942 - Holocaust in Chortkiv, western Ukraine: At 2.30 am the German Schutzpolizei started driving Jews out of their houses, divided them into groups of 120, packed them in freight cars and deported 2000 to Belzec death camp. 500 of the sick and children were murdered on the spot.

August 26, 1944 - Charles de Gaulle entered Paris.

August 26, 1945 - The Japanese were given surrender instructions on the U.S. battleship Missouri.

August 26, 1961 - All crossing points into East Germany were closed for West Berlin citizens.

TODAY IN 1966:

Friday, August 26, 1966 - The Namibian War of Independence started with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.

Friday, August 26, 1966 - Field hockey player and coach Jacques Brinkman was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Friday, August 26, 1966 - Singer-songwriter, and actress (Garbage) Shirley Manson was born Shirley Ann Manson in Edinburgh, Scotland.

“How much pressure is too much pressure to remain true? How much disappointment is too much disappointment to stand firm? How far is too far to walk with a discouraged friend, or a struggling spouse, or a troubled child? When the opposition heats up and the going gets tough, how much of what we thought was important to us will we defend and how much, in that inevitable tug and pull of life, will we find it convenient to give away?”

- Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

  From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 08/25/16:

    Thanks, Carlene!

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 08/25/16:
  This is not my Bella, but she could be the model! Same look!

       Thanks, Cheryl!


Love is the only gift that’s acceptable to give away as soon as you get it.”

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - Lauren's Fall Crochet Patterns - "Fall is right around the corner, friends! I couldn’t be more excited. This roundup of 15 fall crochet patterns is right up my alley, and makes me very excited about the coming of my favorite season. I love apple cider, driving through the mountains looking at leaves, and everything else that goes with autumn. Unfortunately, summer and fall aren’t that much different here in Central Florida. Instead of crisp, cool air we’ll be enjoying hot, humid afternoons. Thankfully, crochet patterns like this can help me feel like it’s fall even when it’s toasty outside."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not particularly theme-related): - Happy Hubby Ground Beef Casserole - "This is one of those casserole recipes that will stay in the family for years, and everyone will request it often. Happy Hubby Ground Beef Casserole is a recipe with ground beef, egg noodles, and three kinds of cheese! It's flavored with tomato sauce and sour cream, which make it creamy and delicious. This easy ground beef casserole recipe is hearty enough to fill up the whole family." - Hubby's Loaded Ham, Cheese, and Bisquick Bake - "Make another meal with your baked ham leftovers. Loaded Ham and Cheese Casserole is a hearty simple dish that will satisfy your family's hunger. Loaded with cheese and broccoli this ham casserole recipe will be a hit."


From - 08/25/16:

Q: Why are kindergarten teachers so optimistic?

A: Because every day they try to make the little things count.


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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For Once in My Life

Written by Ron Miller (c. 1933 - July 23, 2007) and Orlando Murden, 1967

Recorded by Stevie Wonder, 1968
(b. 13 May 1950)

For once in my life I have someone who needs me
Someone I've needed so long
For once, unafraid, I can go where life leads me
And somehow I know I'll be strong

For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of
Long before I knew
Someone warm like you
Would make my dreams come true

For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me
Not like it's hurt me before
For once, I have something I know won't desert me
I'm not alone anymore

For once, I can say, this is mine, you can't take it
As long as I know I have love, I can make it
For once in my life, I have someone who needs me

"For Once in My Life" midi courtesy of - 08/26/12
"For Once in My Life" lyrics courtesy of - 08/26/12

"For Once in My Life" image courtesy of - 08/26/12

Blue Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/20/11

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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

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