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08/30/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
If Tomorrow Never Comes

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose
which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.”

- Groucho Marx
(2 Oct 1890  - 19 Aug 1977)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We haven't used this theme in eight years.

BONUS #1 - - If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brooks

BONUS #2 - - If Tomorrow Never Comes - Ronan Keating


"If Tomorrow Never Comes" is a song recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks. Written by Brooks and Kent Blazy, it was released in August 1989 as the second single from his album Garth Brooks and also appears on The Hits, The Limited Series and Double Live. This was his first #1 single on the Billboard Country Singles chart. It is also sometimes referred to as his signature song. "If Tomorrow Never Comes" was named Favorite Country Single in the American Music Awards of 1991. It has subsequently become one of Brooks' most popular songs for other artists to perform. The song has been covered by several artists, including Ronan Keating, who took it to Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in May 2002.

This is the first country love song released by Brooks. A man lies awake at night, thinking what would happen in his love's mind if he were to die the next day. The first line in the chorus reads: "If tomorrow never comes, will she know how much I love her?" He goes on to compare this situation with his own lost loved ones, and how he made a promise to say each day how much she means to him. The song begins with a soft guitar solo and gradually builds up to a more orchestrated accompaniment. Brooks has written many love songs since...


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

   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 NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

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.


Tuesday, August 30, 1966 - Singer-songwriter and producer (D Ream) Peter Cunnah was born in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Tuesday, August 30, 1966 - Historian and academic Joann Fletcher was born in Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

“If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland, The Inconvenient Messiah, BYU Speeches, Feb 15, 1982
(b. 03 Dec 1940)




Coaches - Jack Powers and Pete Robinson;
Captain - ('56);
Managers - R. Bass and Bill Saunders ('56)
1956 Anchor - p. 92 1956 Anchor - p. 93 1956 Anchor - p. 94

    From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA - 08/29/16 - "   Buckley's Baptism":

  Our Saturday was pretty awesome.

I love the way (my father-in-law, Jon) caught Willow mid-yawn!

   OHHH! Thank you, Dale! My cute little red-headed boy is getting to be so old! I'm delighted to see that Claire still has her own unique fashion sense! Little Evey is so big! And a new baby girl due any day now!

     We were so sorry to have missed spending this special day with y'all, but you were in our thoughts and prayers!     Pass out the hugs and kisses!  


     From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 08/29/16:

Happy Birthday, sweetie. I have a good feeling about Paul's emerging from his health challenges much improved and so much more comfortable.
And you: You are to release your anxiety to God.
You are just experience a temp 'down' cycle - it comes back around to good news and improved circumstances (soon),
Someone said: "Don't sweat the small stuff".
"It's ALL small stuff".
Stay strong - John 'darlin'

   OHH! Thank you so much, John Darlin'! I really appreciate your kind words of encouragement, and I know you are absolutely correct!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 08/29/16:

    Thanks, Jean!

“The whole order of things is as outrageous as any miracle which could presume to violate it.

- G. K. Chesterton
(29 May 1854
- 14 June 1936)

BONUS TOMORROW NEVER COMES CROCHET PATTERNS: - Mama in a Stitch Crochet Patterns - "...I think by the time that I finish most of my blog posts it’s past my bed time, so I just say to myself, “I’ll add it to the page tomorrow”. Well, tomorrow never comes – until TODAY!..."

BONUS TOMORROW NEVER COMES RECIPES: - Cooking with Springtrap - "And DONE. Here you go guys. Also, the recipe is real, and the cupcake is delicious."


From - 08/29/16:

I was checking out at the busy super market, and the cashier was having problems. The register ran out of paper, the scanner malfunctioned, and finally the cashier spilled a handful of coins. When she totaled my order, it came to exactly $22.

Trying to soothe her nerves, I said, "That's a nice round figure."

Still frazzled, she glared at me and said, "You're no bean pole yourself."


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 08/29/16

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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If Tomorrow Never Comes

Written by
Garth Brooks (b. 07 Feb 1962) and Kent Blazy, 1989

Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She's lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lie there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes
'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

"If Tomorrow Never Comes" midi courtesy of - 07/18/08

"If Tomorrow Never Comes" lyrics courtesy of - 07/18/08

White Rose clip art courtesy of - 10/15/05

Animated Waving Piggie courtesy of the late Herbert Hice - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII - 01/05/07
Thanks again, Herbie!

White Roses Image courtesy of - 03/22/06

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

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

Baseball Image courtesy of - uh, well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 10/30/04

Baseball Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/14/03

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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 Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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

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