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08/31/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Up on the Roof

How often have I lain beneath rain
on a strange roof, thinking of home.”

- William Faulkner
(25 Sept 1897 - 06 July 1962)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's Newsletter theme is a Golden Oldie from 1962. Wasn't that only yesterday??

BONUS #1 - - Up on the Roof - The Drifters

BONUS #2 - - Up on the Roof - James Taylor, January 25, 1971

BONUS #3 - - Up on the Roof - James Taylor, 1979 - Sesame Street

BONUS #4 - - Up on the Roof - Neil Diamond

BONUS #5 - - Up on the Roof - Carole King and James Taylor


"Up on the Roof" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and recorded in 1962 by The Drifters. Released at the tail end of that year, the song became a big hit, reaching number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart and number 4 on the U.S. R&B singles chart.

In addition to the hit appeal of the "second Drifters" lineup, "Up on the Roof" epitomized the urban romantic dream as presented by New York City Brill Building writers...


   Happy Birthday today 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 tomorrow to  Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
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;

07 - The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (deceased - 03/08/06)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

August 31, 1939 - Nazi Germany mounted a staged attack on the Gleiwitz radio station, creating an excuse to attack Poland the following day thus starting World War II in Europe.

August 31, 1939 - The British fleet was mobilized.

August 31, 1939 - In London, civilian evacuations began.

August 31, 1941 - Serbian paramilitary forces defeatd Germans in the Battle of Loznica.

August 31, 1943 - The USS Harmon, the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after a black person, was commissioned.

August 31, 1944 - The British 8th Army broke through the German's "Gothic Line." The defensive line was drawn across northern Italy.


Wednesday, August 31, 1966 - WHAT? Nuffin'? I suppose not...

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/30/16:

“All of us will be tested. And all of us need true friends to love us, to listen to us, to show us the way, and to testify of truth to us.”

- Henry B. Eyring
(b. 31 May 1933)

    Thanks so much, Susan!




Coaches - Jack Powers and Pete Robinson;
Captain - Bobby Jones ('57);
Managers - George Morewitz ('57), Johnny Kirby ('58), and Mike Klesmer ('59)
1957 Anchor - p. 137 1957 Anchor - p. 138 1957 Anchor - p. 139

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/29/16 - "Rip Gene Wilder":

Enjoyed his acting, very much, in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.

Hoping he is hanging out with his fellow loved ones/friends and fellow comedians Gilda Radner and Richard Pryor and that they are sharing lots of laughs.

   Thank you, Shari! Gene Wilder was always one of my favorites!

From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 08/30/16:

  Thank you, Catherine!

From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA -  08/30/16:

  So true!

    ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Kathy!


“Outrageous behavior, also known as the lunatic fringe, is the seed bed of innovation and creativity.

- Joel Salatin
(b. 24 Feb 1957

BONUS ROOF CROCHET PATTERNS: - Amanda's Crocheted Roofs - Crocheted Victorian Dollhouse

BONUS ROOF RECIPE: - Tin Roof Sundae Pie


From - 08/30/16:

My three hundred plus pound of a grandfather loves to do karaoke. One night he was really into some heavy metal rock and roll song, even doing an air guitar routine.

After he was done, a young fellow came up to him and said, "You are a hip old dude!"

My grandfather snapped back, "Who you callin' a hippo, Dude?!?!"


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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Up on the Roof

Written by Gerry Goffin (b. 11 Feb 1939) and Carole King (b. 09 Feb 1942)

Recorded by The Drifters, 1962 (Peaked at # 5 in 1963)

Later covered as minor Top 100 singles by The Cryan' Shames in 1968, by Laura Nyro in 1970,
and by James Taylor as a slower-paced Top 30 pop version in 1979.
Also covered as album tracks by co-songwriter Carole King in 1970 [Carole King Writer CD]
and by Neil Diamond in 1993 [Neil Diamond Up on the Roof CD].

When this old world starts getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space
On the roof, it's peaceful as can be
And there the world below can't bother me
Let me tell you now

When I come home feelin' tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet (up on the roof)
I get away from the hustling crowd
And all that rat-race noise down in the street (up on the roof)
On the roof, the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Let's go up on the roof (up on the roof)

brief instrumental-chiefly strings

At night the stars put on a show for free
And, darling, you can share it all with me

I keep a-tellin' you

Right smack dab in the middle of town
I've found a paradise that's trouble proof (up on the roof)
And if this world starts getting you down
There's room enough for two
Up on the roof (up on the roof)
Up on the roo-oo-oof (up on the roof)
Oh, come on, baby (up on the roof)
Oh, come on, honey (up on the roof)

Everything is all right (up on the roof)


"Up on the Roof" midi (sequenced by: Don Carroll) courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/27/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Up on the Roof" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/27/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Roof Images courtesy of
and - 08/27/05

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

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

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

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