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09/02/11 - NNHS Newsletter - September Song

“Sorrow and scarlet leaf,
Sad thoughts and sunny weather.
Ah me, this glory and this grief
Agree not well together!”

- Thomas Parsons, 1880, A Song For September

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This Newsletter theme frequently repeats about this time each year because I do so love this 1938 classic! (Actually, it always make me break down and sob like a baby, but a good cry every now and then is very healing, right?)

BONUS #1 - - September Song - Jimmy Durante, 1955

BONUS #2 - - September Song - Lotte Lenya - Austrian singer, actress, and wife of this song's German composer, Kurt Weill; also widely remembered for her performance as Rosa Klebb in From Russia with Love.

BONUS #3 - - September Song - Jackie Gleason's Orchestra

BONUS #4 - - September Song - Frank Sinatra (who else??), 1965


"September Song" is an American pop standard composed by Kurt Weill, with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. It was introduced by Walter Huston in the 1938 Broadway musical Knickerbocker Holiday, which enjoyed only moderate success and closed after six months. The song has since been recorded by numerous singers and instrumentalists. It was used in the 1950 film September Affair, and the popularity of the film caused Huston's recording to hit the top of the 1950 hit parade.[1] It was used as the music for the credits in the television series May to December (a quote from the opening line of the song).

It originated from Walter Huston's request that he should have one solo song in Knickerbocker Holiday, if he was going to play the role of the aged dictator Peter Stuyvesant. Anderson and Weill wrote the song specifically for Huston's gruff voice and limited vocal range, in a couple of hours.[2] The musical closed in April 1939 after six months, but the song quickly became established as a modern standard.....


  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 09/02/11, 10:46 PM - "FYI":

Hi Carol,

Just wanted to let my classmates know that I was in the hospital for 17 days. I went in for chest pains on the 16th; nothing but a high blood pressure (232/165) was found. By the next day my pressure was back to normal. The nite of the 17th I woke up with chest pains at 2:30 AM. Pain was not gone for 5 hours. It turned out to be a heart attack. After a heart cath was done it was determined that I needed triple bypass. The surgeons were all booked last week and I had to wait til last Friday to have it done. Things went well but it was also determined that I had a slow irregular heartbeat so I was back in surgery Monday for a pacemaker. I got out late yesterday. I have been pain free since the attack and have lost 27 pounds so far. My goal is at least 50-70 more. It will be a slow process getting back on my feet. Exercise will be the key.  

Ivan `67

   YIKESARONI-RINI! I'm so sorry to hear of your pain and suffering, but certainly glad to know that you're recovering nicely, Ivan!  I passed your note on to   Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA, who immediately shared it with your classmates (Thanks, Marty! ).

  You take extra good care of yourself, Ivan, and know that many people are thinking of you today!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 09/02/11 - "Travel Time Again":

   Just a reminder that I'll be leaving to go to Illinois and Missouri on Wednesday, September 7 and returning sometime after Friday, September 16.  Any access to the internet during that time will be purely accidental - and any work I accomplish prior to that time will be purely amazing!


1. Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach.
   For details, contact 
   the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX at

2.   From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 08/24/11, 10:04 AM - "    Typhoon Tailgate - Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Christopher Newport University":

Hi Carol,

Is there any way your can post the tailgate map on the website?
... Thanks for everything you are doing for the alumni.


   Wal, certainly, Chuck!  

3.     From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 08/25/11 - "BRUNCH INVITATION":


Hope all’s well with you and yours and yawl (southern) are enjoying Carolina living. Following you’ll see a Brunch Invitation that might cause you to make a “road trip”. Everyone there, your fans, would love to see you.

Also, please include the invitation in your newsletter’s “save the date” section.


Bill Roady


The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606 at 11am on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Please come join us for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of “War Stories” and maybe a lie or two.  Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose.

Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call me at 757-595-0716 so we have a head count.

Bill Roady

   Thanks so much, Bill - see you there!


   Happy Birthday today to Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND     Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Morton Binder ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 NC;

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

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

08 - Carroll Elliott ('57) AND   Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND   Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA;

09 -   Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit # 108,500 was made sometime on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 when the webmistress was celebrating her 64th birthday and paying even less attention than before.



Saturday, Aug. 31, 1861

The War of American Independence--the Revolution--was fought with only one man holding the rank of full, or four-star, General: George Washington. The War for Southern Independence--the Civil War--was barely underway and this number had quintupled. Richmond announced today that no less than five men were being named as full generals, the promotions being effective on different dates so that these five would know who was superior to each other. In order they were: Samuel Cooper, Albert Sidney Johnston, Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, and Pierre Gustav Toutant Beauregard. The only full General the North would name wouldn’t get the job for almost three years: U.S. Grant.

Sunday, Aug. 31, 1862

The Tennessee River was supposed to be fairly safe territory for Union shipping and soldiers, but this proved not the case today. The Federal transport ship W. B. Terry was going about her business, hauling a few soldiers, some civilian passengers, and a load of coal. She might have been just a teensy bit overloaded in fact because she ran aground at Duck River Sucks. A force of Confederates was conveniently nearby and promptly attacked. The soldiers aboard attempted to mount a defense but were overwhelmed in short order. In Virginia the cleanup began of the devastation after Second Bull Run.

Monday, Aug. 31, 1863

Very few battles come about as complete surprises, and the one which effectively began today was no exception. The Federal Army of the Cumberland, Gen. William Starke Rosecrans commanding, was currently in the area of Shellmouth, in eastern Alabama. Facing him was the Army of Tennessee, Gen. Braxton Bragg commanding. (This force should not be confused with the Union army of THE Tennessee, named for the river in Union custom rather than the state as the South did). Bragg’s force in east Tennessee was roughly centered around a small (pop. 2546, including 451 Negroes) river town formerly known as Ross’s Landing. A town meeting to pick a jazzier name had decided on a variation of the old Creek Indian name of the place, Chatto-to-noo-gee, or Chattanooga. Rosecrans sent the first soldiers on an expedition in their direction today.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1864

The Democratic National Convention wrapped up in Chicago today with more decorum than would be the case in later years. The nominee for President of the United States in the Year of Our Lord 1864 would be...George McClellan, formerly Major General in the Federal Army, formerly rather lethargic leader of the Army of the Potomac. His nomination was made by acclamation at the proposal of one Charles Vallandigham, former member of the US House of Representatives from Ohio and dedicated opponent of the war. These views had got him exiled from the United States to the Confederacy, which didn’t want him either. He spent most of the war years in Canada. As this convention was made up of Peace Democrats, nobody there cared.



Sunday, September 1, 1861

The biggest event to previously hit Cape Girardeau, Missouri had been the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12. Things had been relatively dull since then, but that was not going to continue. Newly-minted Brig. Gen. U. S. Grant arrived to take charge of the Union garrison in the river town today. This left him facing a state whose condition of loyalty to the Federal government was exceedingly dubious and the Mississippi River to his back. It was perhaps hoped that his status as a son-in-law of a slaveholding but firmly Unionist family would be of some help in this assignment.

Monday, September 1, 1862

It was technically the last gasp of the Second Battle of Bull Run, but the conflict was violent to earn it a separate designation, either as the Battle of Chantilly or Ox Hill. Jackson's flank attack on the Union right was fierce enough to carry on through a driving rain and occasional violent thunderstorm into the night. The Union lines held, but at the cost of two commanders of whom much had been expected in the future: Isaac I. Stevens and Philip Kearny. Overall commander John Pope withdrew slightly during the night but the defenses of Washington were holding firm.

Tuesday, September 1, 1863

Gen. William S. Rosecrans was the shining star of the Union war effort during the late summer of 1863, even if his efforts at securing the vital agricultural center of the Confederacy were overshadowed by more dramatic actions at Gettysburg in the East and Vicksburg further west. Today Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland continued the crossing of the river from which they took their name. Before them the troops laboring under command of Braxton Bragg continued to retreat, and the Army of Tennessee was looking at being forced out of the state whose name they bore. The immediate target was the river town of Chattanooga.

Thursday, September 1, 1864

Sherman's assault on Atlanta continued and Hood could no longer hope to hold. The last defense was going on in a separate fight known as the Battle of Jonesborough, where Confederate generals S. D. Lee and William Hardee struggled to hold off Union troops under George Thomas and John Schofield. The threat of being flanked and attacked from the side always loomed. Hood began the evacuation of Atlanta, destroying what his men could not carry to deny it to the enemy. Flames roared in the railroad yards and explosions were constant as munitions were blown up in the town.



Monday, Sept. 2, 1861

Maj. Gen. John Fremont, in command of Union forces in Missouri, had done a bad, bad thing a couple of days ago: he announced his own little Emancipation Proclamation for the area under his control, and as a side note promised death and property confiscation for Southern sympathizers. Lincoln was working frantically to get these measures rescinded. His motive was not any concern for Show-me State secessionists, but rather the effect this would have on Kentucky. Lincoln’s birth state was still officially neutral, and in the Union. The legislature voted today to fly the Stars and Stripes over the State House, and Lincoln had high hopes as well as great fears for the state.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1862

The logic at the time had seemed impeccable: create a new Union army, the Army of Virginia, and bring John Pope in from the west, where he had won important battles and otherwise shown promise, to command it. Its job was to fight Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, while the Army of the Potomac guarded Washington and attacked Richmond. Pope had fought so well that the Army of Virginia was now skirmishing in the suburbs of Washington, Falls Church and Vienna. Somehow George McClellan had converted seven losses on the Peninsula into a victory, while Pope’s three days of 2nd Bull Run were a blatant defeat. Pope was therefore relieved of command and both armies were now under McClellan.

Thursday, Sept. 2, 1863

Union Gen. A. E. Burnside’s men occupied Knoxville, Tennessee today There wasn’t even a battle first, as the city had been essentially conceded to the opposition, and Burnside’s men just walked in. The major military consequence of this was the fact that Knoxville held the connection for the railroad link from Virginia to points further West, principally Chattanooga. Henceforth when supplies, troops, or even communications were to be sent to Gen. Braxton Bragg, a roundabout route would have to be used from Virginia, down the Atlantic coast into Atlanta, then into Tennessee. Union Gen. William Rosecrans, Bragg’s opposition, was the major beneficiary of today’s move.

Saturday, Sept. 2, 1864

The first part of a song began to come together today as the armies of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman moved into Atlanta, Ga. on the heels of the retreating Hood. Yesterday had been the climactic battle, with actions at Jonesborough, Rough and Ready, and Lovejoy’s Station. Unfortunately, Hood had delayed the inevitable so long that today large amounts of stores had to be abandoned to the enemy, and even more destroyed to prevent capture. Huge fires and explosions testified to the quantities of ammunition as well as railroad equipment lost to all. Hood’s only hope at this point was to save his army for another day. He was allowed to do this as Sherman halted pursuit to consolidate his hold on the city as well as rest his hard-fought troopers.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/30/11 - "Reunion of Marines of the 97th Rifle Company USMCR":

Hi, Carol:

  Gary Fitzgerald ('61 - of VA) arranged lunch for a bunch of old Marines at Mike's Irish Pub in Newport News, but that lady known as Hurricane Irene came a calling on the Virginia Peninsula and brought a halt our plans. Since Marines do not surrender in Combat, and are never deterred by obstacles, we are going to schedule it again.

Mike O'Neill served in the 97th Rifle Company and that is the reason we have selected his restaurant to hold our Reunion. Mike has a large banner made up for our Reunion, and we will soon put it to use. Maybe you and
      Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) can join us???

Here is the message sent to the Marines we have located:

Greetings from Tampa Bay:
Hurricane Irene may have changed our plans, so we shall proceed to make a new plan to meet at Mike's Irish Pub in Newport News. Most know that Mike served in the 97th Rifle Company, and if you served with Mike, you would never forget him. He did not forget us, and made up a large banner for our Reunion.

Some have expressed October as a better month to reschedule the Reunion. For sure it will NOT be 22-24 October 2011 since that is the College of William and Mary Homecoming weekend.

If you are in touch with Marines from the 97th Rifle, please let them know of the plans.
Please give me dates that are preferred so we can reduce the number of possible conflicts.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Semper Fidelis,
Joe Madagan

     SO glad to hear this, Joe! Thank you for the kind invitation; if we are able to join you for the fun, we most certainly will (I personally would vote for Saturday, October 15)!

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL 08/31/11 - "Happy birthday, albeit belated":

I meant to call you on the way to the bus yesterday, but it somehow slipped my mind.  Love ya, and will talk to ya soon.

   That's okay, I had planned to call you late last night after you got off work (11:00 PM Eastern) but fell asleep before I did it! Thanks, Faniel - love you, too!

     From Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR - 08/31/11:

Happy Belated Birthday and have many more. Thanks, again, for all you do for us.

Bridget (Whitt) Jones

   Thanks so much, Bridget!

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 09/01/11 - "Happy Birthday":

Sorry I forgot, we had power outage for 26 hours and cleaning up yard...hope it was a good day!

   YIKES! Thank you, Jean! I'm sure that my day was much better than yours with all the "fun and excitement" you've been having there in Louisa County!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/31/11 - "South African Handshake": - South African Handshake

      Norris, you goofbutton, I think I hurt myself laughing at this - so I watched it twice more and the very same thing happened!  Thanks so much, Sweetie!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/01/11 - "Want to go for a ride?":

WOW!!! Maybe this has been around before and I don't remember if Avion is on the Med., but if so you guys can now get to RAPTURE much faster!! Yep. The brakes must be powerful too, or all would have to drag their feet to slow this thing down. Ha Ha

Best regards and talk soon, Bill

Read the "lead-in" below, then (watch the video).
Want to go for a ride?

Here's the deal: You have to appreciate the speed from the shot taken from the bridge. You thought the train from Paris to Avion was fast at
300 km/h but this is something else. I wonder how far back it has to begin slowing down for the station. Imagine going through a station at full speed!

This is a high speed train built by the Alstom rail group in Belfort, France. They share manufacturing facilities with the GE Energy Products Europe (EPE) Gas Turbine group. The video was provided by the GE EPE Chief Engineer in Belfort.

The train hit
574.8 Km/h which works out to 357.2 MPH or Mach 0.482! In particular, watch the train going under a bridge with people watching. This is FAST!!

And it is powered by electricity. Now, watch:

    WOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks, Bill!

   Wait a minute - did someone mention trains?!?

From My Friend Cheryl of NC - 08/30/11 - "This is beautiful!!":

God has blessed these men with beautiful voices that they use to sing praises to His name. - Il Divo

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Cheryl! (Why don't I have any animated clip art showing goose bumps?!?)

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/30/11 - "Great Video Clip - NOT Little Richard as a Young Child":

AWESOME! - Old school talent.


... I recently received an email along similar lines that piqued my musicological interest.  It was an email forward containing a link to a video claiming to feature a rare film appearance by Little Richard as a child.

Click through and take a look:

Talented kid, no doubt.  But Little Richard it ain’t.   As indicated by the link at the bottom of the page on which this video appears, the clip is from a 1946 film titled No Leave, No Love staring Van Johnson.  Little Richard (aka Richard Wayne Penniman) was born in 1932, which would have made him about 12 at the time.  The pianist in this clip looks a bit younger.  Some Googling reveals that I haven’t been the only one to question the identity of this performer.

It turns out that this is Frank “Sugar Chile” Robinson (b. 1938) a little-known boogie-woogie pianist who was only 8 when he appeared in No Leave, No Love. He was dubbed a prodigy at an early age, which earned him the opportunity to perform with legends such as Lionel Hampton and Count Basie.  He left show business at the age of 14 to pursue his education, an intriguing choice given his talent and popularity. He went on to earn a PhD in psychology.  He is still alive, resides in Detroit, and plays the piano publicly from time to time.

The song featured in this supposed Little Richard video–“Caldonia”–was first recorded by the esteemed Louis Jordan in 1945.  It is about a girl with “big feet” who is “long, lean, and lanky,” thereby not conforming to expected standards of beauty.  Nonetheless, we are informed: “She’s my baby and I love her just the same.”  “Suger Chile” Robinson’s filmic performance closely replicates Jordan’s recording, right down to a spoken dialogue interlude.  In both we learn that Caldonia doesn’t meet his mother’s approval to which he not-so-subtly retorts: “But momma didn’t know what Caldonia was puttin’ down.” Although it isn’t Little Richard, it is easy to imagine him offering a similar performance.

And that is the allure of this video.  Little Richard remains a well-known figure, a household name, whose fame derives from his on-stage persona, frenetic piano playing, and high-energy vocal performances of draws.  This video reveals such qualities in their supposed infancy: banging out boogie-woogie figures with fingers, fists, and elbows; delivering dialogue direct to the (white) audience while riffing through a chorus; there is even a punctuated, high-pitched “woo!”

Because of the star power of Little Richard’s name and public expectations of what he sounded like in his youth, this video has gone viral.   From what I can surmise, Richard’s name was attached to this video in late May (though it has been online for several years).  Doubtless, the clip would not have circulated as widely recently without such association.  I don’t know how many times the video has been accessed via the email circulating link.  But it has nearly 800,000 facebook “likes,” suggesting the likelihood of several million views.

Academics constantly lament misinformation.  As we (and our students) become ever more tethered to the internet, we must find ways to deal with misinformation beyond just pointing it out or complaining.  I think it is interesting to consider why such misinformation is so appealing, why it persists.  Furthermore, in a world where a new multimillion-hit recording “artist” emerges every “Friday” it seems more urgent than ever to think about how the history of music is being represented and written online.

Though I’m a bit tired of the term, this “Sugar Chile” Robinson video provides a “teachable moment.”  Here we have a document that brings an obscure figure to light, even if under false pretenses.  We have the opportunity to correct the record and bring forward more information about Robinson.  As I mentioned, he is still alive.  As a result of this new-found publicity, it would be nice if someone would the time to do a formal interview with him.  I’m looking to you, musicological friends at the University of Michigan...

   WOWZERS AND YOWZERS! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 08/27/11 - "Bran Flakes":


Tony and Yvonne were 85 years old and had been married for sixty years. Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they carefully watched their pennies. Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to Yvonne's insistence on healthy foods and exercise for the last decade.

One day, their good health didn't help when they went on yet another holiday vacation and their plane crashed, sending them off to Heaven.

They reached the pearly gates, and St. Peter escorted them inside. He took them to a beautiful mansion, furnished in gold and fine silks, with a fully stocked kitchen and a waterfall in the master bath. A maid could be seen hanging their favorite clothes in the closet. They gasped in astonishment when he said, 'Welcome to Heaven. This will be your home now.'

Tony asked St. Peter how much all this was going to cost.

'Why, nothing,' St. Peter replied, 'remember, this is your reward in Heaven.'

Tony looked out the window and right there he saw a championship golf course, finer and more beautiful than any ever built on Earth. 'What are the greens fees?' grumbled Tony.

'This is heaven,' St. Peter replied. 'You can play for free, every day.'

Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch.

'Don't even ask,' said St. Peter to Tony. This is Heaven, it is all free for you to enjoy.'

Tony looked around and nervously asked Yvonne, 'Well, where are the low fat and low cholesterol foods and the decaffeinated tea?'

'That's the best part,' St. Peter replied. 'You can eat and drink as much as you like and you will never get fat or sick. This is Heaven!'

'No gym to work out at?' asked Tony.

'Not unless you want to,' was the answer.

'No testing my sugar or blood pressure or...'

'Never again.'

Tony glared at Yvonne and said, 'You and your Bran Flakes. We could have been here ten years ago!'

Have A Happy Life And Give Someone A Smile.

     Thanks, Dools!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/04/11 - "Some Thought Provoking Signs (#16 in a Series of 16)":

     Thanks, Glenn - I have really enjoyed these! There's far too little blatant goofiness in the world! 


From - 09/01/11:

The only person in our town who can afford to go on a jaguar is a zoo-keeper.

1. Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 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. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

3.     Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Typhoon Tailgate at CNU - 4:00 PM - TIL. For details, contact Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA at 703-474-1389 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!

4. Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

5. Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 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.

6. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 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.

7. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/02/11

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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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September Song

Music by Kurt Weill, 1938
(02 Mar 1900 - 03 Apr 1950)

Lyrics by
Maxwell Anderson
(15 Dec 1888 - 28 Feb 1959)

Recorded by Frank Sinatra (12 Dec 1915 – 14 May 1998), April 13, 1965

When I was a young man courting the girls
I played me a waiting game
If a maid refused me with tossing curls
I'd let the old Earth make a couple of whirls
While I plied her with tears in lieu of pearls
And as time came around she came my way
As time came around, she came

When you meet with the young girls early in the Spring
You court them in song and rhyme
They answer with words and a clover ring
But if you could examine the goods they bring
They have little to offer but the songs they sing
And the plentiful waste of time of day
A plentiful waste of time

Oh, it's a long, long while
From May to December
But the days grow short
When you reach September
When the autumn weather
Turns the leaves to flame
One hasn't got time
For the waiting game

Oh, the days dwindle down
To a precious few
September, November
And these few precious days
I'll spend with you
These precious days
I'll spend with you

 "September Song" midi courtesy of

"September Song" lyrics courtesy of - 09/02/08

 Image of Yellow Leaves courtesy of - 09/01/08

Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/23/05

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!

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!!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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!

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
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 Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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

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

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