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08/30/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Memory

No matter what accomplishments you make,
somebody helps you.”

- Althea Gibson
(25 Aug 1927 - 28 Sept 2003)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I have now reached that stage of life where I can almost remember my memories.....

BONUS #1 - - Memory - Cats

BONUS #2 - - Memory - Barbra Streisand, September, 1981


"Memory", often incorrectly referred to as "Memories", is a show tune from the 1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats[1] sung by the character Grizabella, a one-time glamour cat who is now a shell of her former self. The song is a nostalgic remembrance of her glorious past and a declaration of her wishes to start a new life. Sung briefly in the first act and in full near the end of the show, "Memory" is the climax of the musical, and by far its most popular and well-known song.

The lyric, written by Cats director Trevor Nunn, was based on T. S. Eliot's poems "Preludes" and "Rhapsody on a Windy Night". Lloyd Webber's former writing partner, Tim Rice and contemporary collaborator Don Black submitted a lyric to the show's producers for consideration, although Nunn's version was favoured. Elaine Paige has said that she sang a different lyric to the tune of Memory for the first 10 previews of Cats.

Lloyd Webber, fearing that the tune sounded too similar to a work of Puccini, and the opening - the haunting main theme - also resembles the flute solo in The Mamas & the Papas' 1965 song "California Dreamin'", asked his father's opinion. According to Lloyd Webber, his father responded, "It sounds like a million dollars!"[2] So he based the haunting opening bars of the tune on Ravel's Bolero.[citation needed]

Prior to its inclusion in Cats, the tune was ear-marked for earlier Lloyd Webber projects, including a ballad for Perón in Evita and as a song for Max in his original 1970s draft of Sunset Boulevard.

In its original orchestration, the song's climax is in the key of D-flat major, the composer's favourite.

The arrangement of the lyrics in the show were changed after the initial recordings of the track, with the first verse beginning,"Midnight, not a sound from the pavement..." being used in only the brief, Act I rendition of the song and a new verse, "Memory, turn your face to the moonlight...'" in its place for the Act II performance. Furthermore, the original second bridge section became the first and a new second bridge instated. Consequently, the arrangement of the lyric for a recording usually depends on whether the artist has played the role on stage.


From Nancy Hott Terrell of VA - 08/15/13 - "  Harlan Hott" (SEE: 08/16/13 for Full Details):
   Send your memories of Coach Hott to his daughter, Nancy, by September 1.

"Please send any letters/cards to Nancy Terrell, 823 Thames Drive, Hampton, VA 23666 or you can send an email to and I can print it out."

   His children are preparing a book of memories for his SURPRISE 80th Birthday Party!


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     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 TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

01 - 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 MD;

06 -    Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 30, 1940 - The Second Vienna Award, giving back to Hungary part of Transsylvania, ceded after the First World War.

August 30, 1941 - The Nazis severed the last railroad link between Leningrad and the rest of the Soviet Union.

August 30, 1942 - The Battle of Alam Halfa began.

August 30, 1945 - The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur, landed at Atsugi Air Force Base and set up Allied occupation headquarters in Japan.

August 30, 1945 - Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.  

August 30, 1945 - The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, came into being.


Friday, August 30, 1963 - The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union went into operation.

Friday, August 30, 1963 - Actor Michael Chiklis was born Michael Charles Chiklis in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Friday, August 30, 1963 - DJ and producer (Elementfour, Planet Perfecto, and Electra) Paul Oakenfold was born Paul Mark Oakenfold in London, England.

Friday, August 30, 1963 - Actor Mark Strong was born in London, England.

Friday, August 30, 1963 - Singer and bass player (GWAR, X-Cops, Death Piggy, and Dave Brockie Experience) Oderus Urungus was born Dave Brockie in Ottawa, Canada.

Friday, August 30, 1963 - English-Soviet spy Guy Burgess (b. Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess on 16 Apr 1911 in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England) died in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union at the age of 52.



      -  brand new page!

1961 Anchor, p. 182

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/29/13:


I have been unable to read a lot of the newsletters posted. Everything freezes and I keep getting a notice that Quick Time Plug-in is busy or needs to stop. Then I get a request to update it, but it sends me to a list of updates and add-ons with no indication what is needed.

I just can't make it work and am worried about a virus or something. I have run a full computer scan with Norton 360 and come up with nothing.

I am going to try to just go to the website and read them there, if it will let me.

Is anyone else having this problem?

Thank you for all you do in keeping us in touch with each other.

Love ya,

   OH, NO! Thank you, Ruthie! I thought it was just me experiencing such nonsense, but I'm not sure what's causing it or who is to blame. I rather think it is virus "protection" services and their constant "updating" which have done this, but I don't know. I switched from Avast to Avira several weeks ago. Now I have to keep both Mozilla AND Google Chrome browsers ready and waiting, because I must do some things from one and some things from another, as neither will now serve all my needs.

   I haven't been able to hear ANY midis playing in months. My sons tell me that midi files are obsolete, and browsers find them difficult to support. We're planning to switch to streaming audio soon, but I know nothing of such matters myself.

   Does anyone out there have any clear answers?

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 08/29/13 - "Circling the World in Prayer":

This may be of interest, the vigil part.

It would be amazing to be even a small part of prayers encircling the world.
I hate to think of war in Syria, for instance.

Happy Almost Fall,

From Living Contemplatively:


Circling the World in Prayer

by stephburgevin

By Leah Rampy, executive director, Shalem Institute

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Shalem Institute.  How amazing and wonderful!  We have chosen to express our gratitude for these 40 years by holding a 40-hour contemplative prayer vigil on October 13-15.

As we began to discuss this vigil, I was struck by the power and possibility of thousands of people virtually joining hands to circle the world in prayer.  Joining together in such a circle of prayer offers a glimpse of spiritual community that supports and enriches our efforts to live into God’s invitation.

Sitting vigil is considered a time of intentional wakefulness.  While we might first think of simply “not sleeping,” I love the idea of us being together fully AWAKE to the Spirit!  As we meditate or pray, we can be open, present, alert, listening together for what is being invited in our world, for what is being invited for each of us.

The entire vigil goes from 7pm EDT on October 13 through 11am EDT on October 15. You don’t personally have to sit in silence for the entire 40 hours.  Yet you will know that during that time, someone somewhere will be in silent prayer on behalf of all of us.

What will you DO during the time?  You might find that a walking meditation is what seems invited, or perhaps softly chanting, a centering prayer, or simple stillness.  Listen to what calls you.

As I approach the Vigil, I imagine a cycle of gratitude for what has been given, openness to what is invited, and recommitment to what is asked of me.  I sense that I am called to hold our Earth in prayer.

Will you join in circling the world with prayer?  What prayers are being given to you?

   WOW! That is exciting! Thank you for letting us know, Frances!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/23/13 - "For the dog lovers" (#6 in a Series of 18):


     AWW!  Thanks, Joyce!


BONUS MEMORY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Cylinda Mathews' Crochet Memories- "A large variety of crochet patterns for every occasion and holiday including free crochet patterns, and free crochet newsletter"

BONUS MEMORY RECIPES: - Memory-Boosting Recipes - "Memory-boosting foods include antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and anything containing brain-friendly omega-3 fatty acids. These foods and the recipes below may slow memory decline, improve memory recall, and even reverse memory loss."


From ArcaMax
Jokes - 08/29/10:


A mother firefly was taking her children for a walk near dusk, and they came to a dark woods. "All right, kids," she ordered, "line up, and whatever happens, don't shine your light. There are owls in the forest and they might fly down and eat you!"

The small fireflies did as they were told, with the youngest firefly at the end of the line. As they were moving carefully along, suddenly the mother saw a light far back.

"Stop!" she whispered. "Who lit the light back there?"

"I did," admitted the youngster.

"You heard what I told you," scolded the mother. "Why did you disobey?"

"Well," said the little one, "when you gotta glow, you gotta glow."

1. Thursday, September 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

3. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 08/27/13

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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- From the 1981 Broadway Musical,

Music by
Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 22 Mar 1948);
Lyrics by
Trevor Nunn (b. 14 Jan 1940), based on poems by T. S. Eliot (26 Sept 1888 – 04 Jan 1965)

Midnight. Not a sound from the pavement.
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone.
In the lamplight
the withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan.

Memory. All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days,
I was beautiful then.
I remember the time I knew what happiness was,
Let the memory live again.

Every street lamp seems to beat a fatalistic warning.
Someone mutters and a street lamp gutters
and soon it will be morning.

Daylight. I must wait for the sunrise,
I must think of a new life
And I mustn't give in.
When the dawn comes tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin.

Burnt out ends of smoky days,
the stale cold smell of morning.
The street lamp dies,
another night is over, another day is dawning.

Touch me. It's so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun.

If you touch me you'll understand what happiness is.
Look, a new day has begun.

"Memory" midi courtesy of - 08/22/05

"Memory" lyrics courtesy of - 08/22/05

"Moonlight in Ghost City" by Angelo Ventura Image courtesy of - 08/23/05

Black Flower Vine 6
Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot locate that information at the moment...

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!

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