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08/29/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dream a Little Dream of Me

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're
in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.”

- Bill Watterson
(b. 05 July 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I think I must have dreamed the theme of today's Newsletter.....

BONUS #1 - - Dream a Little Dream of Me - Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

BONUS #2 - - Dream a Little Dream of Me - Doris Day, 1957

BONUS #3 - - Dream a Little Dream of Me - Cass Elliott - sing-along version

BONUS #4 - - Dream a Little Dream of Me - Michael Buble

BONUS #5 - - Dream a Little Dream of Me - Zooey Deschanel 


"Dream a Little Dream of Me" is a song with music by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt [1] and lyrics by Gus Kahn.

"Dream a Little Dream of Me" was recorded by Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra with vocal by Nelson on February 16, 1931 for Brunswick Records. That February 18, Wayne King and His Orchestra with vocal by Ernie Birchill recorded the song for Victor Records. "Dream a Little Dream of Me" was also an early signature tune of Kate Smith.

A top 20 success for Frankie Laine, "Dream a Little Dream" was also recorded by traditional popular music singers of the 1940s and 1950s including Doris Day (who during 1957 was the first latter day singer to record it at the slow tempo in which it had been written), Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Carroll, the Nat King Cole trio, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Joni James on her 1962 jazz influenced album I'm Your Girl, Dean Martin, Vaughn Monroe, Jack Owens, and Dinah Shore.


   Happy Birthday today to    Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND    the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) (deceased 09/17/08)  !

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Me ('65) of NC AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

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 LA;

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;

03 - Morton Binder ('57)

04 -   Marilyn Moren ('63) of VA;

05 -   Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),    Jonathan Mansfield of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 29, 1914 - World War I: The start of the Battle of St. Quentin in which the French Fifth Army counter-attacked the invading Germans at Saint-Quentin, Aisne.


August 29, 1941 - Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia was occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.

August 29, 1943 - German-occupied Denmark scuttled most of its navy; Germany dissolved the Danish government.

August 29, 1944 - The Slovak National Uprising took place as 60,000 Slovak troops turned against the Nazis.

August 29, 1944 - During the continuing celebration of the liberation of France from the Nazis, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris.

August 29, 1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur left for Japan to officially accept the surrender of the Japanese.  


Saturday, August 29, 1964 - Footballer Zisis Tsekos (Ζήσης Τσέκος) was born in Greece.

   From Malcolm ('65) and  Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA - via snail mail of 08/28/14:

  Hi, Carol,

Hope you and your beautiful family are doing well!! I wanted to thank you for all the work that you did on compiling info on the ALS challenge and Martha Blevins (d. 21 Jan 2007).

Martha is missed so much by Parkview members and especially Anson. They had fun together traveling and going to church.

Anson took care of her at home. They helped each other through this awful disease with God's amazing love.

Thanks again!

We love you!
Polly and Malcolm


   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies!

   I actually felt quite badly about the way I handled that!  You had sent me a video which did not survive the transit though cyber space. When I tried to locate a probable match on YouTube I found many, but the one I considered the most representative of them was also inappropriate, so I chose to omit a video altogether.

   Then I tried to secure a photograph of Martha, but never having had the privilege of meeting her, I couldn't pick one of those images either.

   I love you, too! Y'all continue to blow me away with your thoughtfulness and concern for others. You set a wonderful example of Christ-like living!

   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 08/28/14 - "Happy Birthday!":

Good Morning, Carol!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you a Happy Birthday this week!

I am really happy to see you are able to continue with the Newsletter. In addition, if sales pick up again on the few remaining NNHS items I have, I will see that you get a portion of the sales.

Hope Paul and the rest of your family are all well! I keep tabs on you and your family - plus most of our classmates that are on Facebook. As I get older I find I don't get myself involved in activities outside the house as much as I use to, but am finding my physical limitations do not cause me as much a problem as they did in the first few months.

Does it seem to you that this year has been passing by faster than those of the past. Of course, I guess that could just be a part of getting older! As we slow down in our aging years it seems like time begins flying by.

Well, that is about all I have this time around; everything here with me and the family has been fairly stable. We spend as much time as possible watching the grandkids grow up; and I did enjoy a fishing trip with Travis and Charley recently. Other than that I am actively planning our visit to Virginia and Nags Head, NC (OBX) for next year; with hopes of making a Trans-Canada Train Trip after our OBX visit. But that is about it here with us for now!

Keep up the good work of keeping our
NNHS family together! The newsletter has always been a great asset to our NNHS/Newport News, VA, family and classmates.

God Bless,

Butch Ragland

      Thank you so much, Butch! I really appreciate your kind words!

   Of course there never was any break in the Newsletters themselves; it was only that some silly anti-spam measures suddenly and without warning left me unable to initiate any emails through gmail.

"Message rejected due to DMARC"

   Despite the fact that I was unable to send out the daily announcements, they kept rolling merrily along. Here are some representative editions from that time period:

  I hope if you haven't read them before, that you'll enjoy them now!


   From Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:
  1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)
2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!
3) NNHS Typhoon logo visors for only $6.00!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: or with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - - and snag yours today!


 Only $12.95!
Only $3.89! Only $6.00!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/28/14 - "Hoping you have a ...":

blessed birthday and a happy and healthy year!


   OH, how pretty! Thanks so much, Shari!




        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 08/28/14 - "The Greatest Play in Baseball":

The Greatest Play in Baseball

Great moment in History.  Even if you are not a baseball fan, you will love this.  Especially if you are a veteran or a person that loves the USA. Great memory! Enjoy!

   YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI! What a magnificent act! Thank you, Paul!

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 08/28/14 - "RE: The Greatest Play in Baseball": 

Of this we are certain, it's definitely the best play ever made by a Cub.

     Spoken like a true Cardinal fan! Thanks, Nathaniel!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/28/14 - " 'There's Hope', Cancer Fighting Cookies & More":
Cookies Can Help Fight Cancer With This Ingredient. The article has some great recipes too.


Carly Simon-Coming Around Again
Ariana Grande - Problem ft. Iggy Azalea
Carole King-Tapestry



My son had absentmindedly left his sneakers on our kitchen table. "That's disgusting," my husband yelled. "Doesn't he realize that we eat off that table?"

Then he went back to work on the car. I cleaned the table and left to do my grocery shopping. When I came home, I couldn't set my bags down anywhere. Sitting in the middle of the kitchen table was a carburetor.


It was very windy, and this particular little girl was only six years old and small for her age. When her mother asked her to clean off the front sidewalk, the wind nearly blew her away. She picked up the broom countless times, but each time, the wind got the best of her and knocked her over.

Her mother came out a few minutes later to see how she was doing and found her stuffing rocks in her pocket. "I thought you were cleaning off the sidewalk," her mother said. "What in the world are you doing?"

The little girl replied: "Now? I weigh me down to sweep."


Our first day at a resort, my wife and I decided to hit the beach. When I went back to our room to get something to drink, one of the hotel maids was making our bed. I grabbed my cooler, but not being sure of the hotel rules I stopped at the door and asked the maid, "Can we drink beer on the beach?"

"Sure," the maid replied, "but I have to finish the rest of the rooms first."


Great Quotes

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."
- Audre Lorde

"Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar."
- Theodor Adorno

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view."
- Harper Lee

"Share our similarities, celebrate our differences."
- M. Scott Peck

"As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others."
- Robert H. Schuller

"The essence of compassion is accepting others as unique individuals, without believing that they are less good for not being carbon copies of ourselves."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we have expectations (demands), we think we know how people SHOULD behave, and we can have no compassion. Only after we accept that another person's uniquely "right" path does not follow our own preconceptions, we can be compassionate.


Living Green-Health Tips:

Good morning,

It's true. A lot of people are overweight. This is certainly one of the reasons for the proliferation of gyms, health clubs and fitness facilities in every city, town and suburb. But do you really need to burn the gas to drive back and forth to a health club four days a week just to run on a tread mill?

Scroll down for some blindingly simple ideas for exercising greener.

Thanks for reading,

Your Living Green editor

* You probably know people who drive two miles to a health club and two miles back just so they can run on a tread mill for four miles. It just doesn't make sense. Try running around your neighborhood. You never know, you might even meet some neighbors.

* Does the stationary bicycle at the health club have a programmable routine that shows you exactly how many calories you are burning? Does it also show you how much money you spent in gas driving to the gym? Invest in an actual bicycle. You can even get one with a basket and bike to the grocery store, killing two birds with one stone.

* Do you want to burn some real calories? Get yourself a push lawn mower. You won't burn gas driving to the gym, you won't burn gas in a smelly, power mower, and you want to talk about a full body work out?



For a product to be labeled "Made in the USA" the Federal Trace Commission requires that at least 70 % of the parts and labor come from the United States.

The FBI's fingerprint database is the largest in the world. It receives 34,000 new fingerprint cards a day.

On its first night of operation in 1982, the UPS Worldport facility processed 2,000 packages. It now handles that number in 30 seconds.

On June 19th, 1885, the French frigate "Isere" delivered the Statue of Liberty to the United States. For transit, it was broken down into 350 pieces and packed into 214 crates.

In the 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California, officials were unsure if a skier had missed a gate in the men's slalom. They asked a broadcaster if they could review the videotape and the "instant replay" was born.

The tuna's ultra efficient swimming ability has inspired the U.S. Navy to commission construction of a robotic tuna for surveillance missions.


India Arie-There's Hope

"There's Hope"

[Verse 1:]
Back when I had a little
I thought that I needed a lot
A little was over rated,
but a lot was a little too complicated
You see-Zero didn't satisfy me
A million didn't make me happy
That's when I learned a lesson
That it's all about your perception
Hey-are you a pauper or a superstar
So you act, so you feel, so you are
It ain't about the size of your car
It's about the size of the faith in your heart

There's hope
It doesn't cost a thing to smile
You don't have to pay to laugh
You better thank God for that

There's hope

[Verse 2:]
Off in the back country of Brazil
A met a young brother that made me feel
That I could accomplish anything.
You see just like me he wanted to sing
He had no windows and no doors
He lived a simple life and was extremely poor
On top of all of that he had no eye sight,
but that didn't keep him from seein' the light
He said, what's it like in the USA,
and all I did was complain
He said-livin' here is paradise
He taught me paradise is in your mind
You know that


Every time I turn on the T.V. (There's Hope)
Somebody's acting crazy (There's Hope)
If you let it, it will drive you crazy (There's Hope)
but I'm takin' back my power today (There's Hope)
Gas prices they just keep on rising (There's Hope)
The government they keep on lying
but we gotta keep on surviving
Keep living our truth and do the best we can do


Stand up for your rights [echo]
Keep shining your light [echo]
And show the world your smile [echo]

   Thanks again, Shari!

    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 08/28/14:

  Thanks, Jimmy!

From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 08/28/14 - "Watch That Punctuation!":

  Thanks, Tina!

From My Friend, Katie, of KS - 08/28/14:

  AMEN! Thank you, Katie Darlin'!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/15/14 - "Cool Signs (#14 in a series of 26)":

Need a chuckle today, read these!

 Thanks, Ruthie!


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 08/17/14 - "I'll bet you didn't know all this...HINTS (#12 in a series of 26)":

  I'm certainly going to try some of these!

   Thanks, Jimmy!


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 08/19/14 - "WE ALL NEED HUMOR (#10 in a series of 11)":

  Those evil seniors!

         Thanks, George!


BONUS SWEET DREAMS CROCHET PATTERNS: and - Nanette M. Seale's Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket Crochet - "Baby (and mommy) will love having a blanket that is handy for comforting and warmth, and playtime fun. This pretty striped pattern is finished with a dainty picot edging." - Katherine Eng's Sweet Dreams Crochet Blanket - "Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite! Make a bedtime sweet dreams blanket using this free crochet pattern. Your little girl will love snuggling up in it!"

BONUS SWEET DREAMS RECIPES: - Gary Goss' Sweet Dreams Soup (Cream of Carrot Soup with Ginger) - "Hot carrot soup in your belly at night feels good and soothing... Sweet dreams!" - Max Brenner's Sweet Dreams Chocolate Fudge Candy Recipe


From - 08/28/14:

A pickpocket was pronounced guilty and sentenced by the judge to eight months in jail with the option of a $200.00 fine.

His defense lawyer, knowing that his client could not pay the fine, pleaded with the judge asking, “Your honor, my client can only afford $50.00, but if you allow him a few minutes in the crowd..."

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

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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Dream a Little Dream of Me

 Music by Fabian Andre (08 Jan 1910 – 30 Mar 1960) and Wilbur Schwandt [1] (28 June 1904 – 23 July 1998)

Lyrics by Gus Kahn (06 Nov 1886 – 08 Oct 1941), 1931

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper, "I love you"
Birds singin’ in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me

Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me
While I’m alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I’m longin’ to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

(instrumental break)

Stars shining up above you
Night breezes seem to whisper "i love you"
Birds singin’ in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

Yes, dream a little dream of me

"Dream a Little Dream of Me" midi and lyrics courtesy of midi and lyrics courtesy of - 08/28/10

Dream / Reality Image courtesy of - 08/28/10

Animated Divider Bar 116 clip art courtesy of - 01/25/10

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

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

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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 Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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