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09/08/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Rainy Days and Mondays

“The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.”

- Lucretius
(c. 99-55 BC)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

rainy Monday. That's a double-whammy. I suppose that explains a lot.....

   BONUS - - Rainy Days and Mondays - The Carpenters, 1971


"Rainy Days and Mondays" is a 1971 song by The Carpenters that went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and it was the duo's fourth #1 song on the Adult Contemporary singles chart.[1] However, the song failed to chart in the United Kingdom until it went to #63 in a reissue there in 1993. "Rainy Days and Mondays" was certified Gold by the RIAA

The song was composed in 1971 by then fairly unknown composers Roger Nichols and Paul Williams. It was released as the first track on the album Carpenters. The B-side on the single is "Saturday"...


    Happy Birthday today to Carroll Elliott ('57) AND   Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND   Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -    The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased 12/23/03);

11 -        The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND   J. Harrison ('58) of GA AND    My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of TX;

14 -   The late Bill Brewer ('57) (deceased 08/30/12)  AND   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND    Rick Harman ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 08, 1514 - Battle of Orsha: In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeated the Russian army.


September 08, 1914 - World War I: Private Thomas Highgate became the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.


September 08, 1941 - The Siege of Leningrad began: German forces began a siege against the Soviet Union's second-largest city, Leningrad.

September 08, 1943 - The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) in Frascati was bombed by USAAF.

September 08, 1943 - United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announced the surrender of Italy to the Allies and the Allied armistice with Italy.

September 08, 1944 - London was hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.

September 08, 1944 - Menton, a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, was liberated from Germany.


Tuesday, September 08, 1964 - Wrestler and actor Raven was born Scott Anthony Levy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[1]

Tuesday, September 08, 1964 - Businessman and journalist Michael Johns was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania,[14]

Tuesday, September 08, 1964 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jokke & Valentinerne) Joachim Nielsen was born in Norway. He died suddenly of a drug overdose on October 17, 2000 at the age of  36.

Tuesday, September 08, 1964 - Rugby player Victor Ubogu was born Victor Eriakpo Ubogu in Nigeria.


    It would seem that the dipwellian who runs this site became distracted over SEVEN years ago and never finished most of the Football Sections at all, so (at long last) they're being completed now:


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    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/07/14, 6:16 PM - "Death of Gertrude Wilson":

Mother of    Lowell Philbeck.  It was in Friday's Daily Press.  She was a very special friend to our family.

   Thank you so much, Jean! When I first read this obituary, I thought that you yourself must certainly have known Mrs. Wilson, but I missed the NNHS connection. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear friend.


From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA and NC - 09/06/14 - "Spiders":

   Most spiders won't bite unless they feel threatened, but it helps to know which ones are really dangerous.

     Thank you, LaMerle, for this valuable information!


From My Friend, Rob, of NC - 09/07/14 - "WALK NAKED IN AMERICA DAY":



Don't forget to mark your calendars.

As you may already know, it is a sin for a Muslim male to see any woman other than his wife naked and if he does, he must commit suicide.

So on September 11th, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time, all American women are asked to walk out of their house completely naked to help weed out any neighborhood terrorists.

Circling your block for one hour is recommended for this anti-terrorist effort.

All patriotic men are to position themselves in lawn chairs in front of their houses to demonstrate their support for the women and to prove that they are not Muslim terrorist sympathizers. Since Islam also does not approve of alcohol, a cold 6-pack at your side is further proof of your patriotism.

The American government appreciates your efforts to root out terrorists and applauds your participation in this anti-terrorist activity.

If you don't send this to at least 1 person, you're a terrorist-sympathizing, lily-livered coward and are possibly aiding and abetting terrorists.

     Thank you, Rob! This, ahh, certainly sounds like, um, a plan..... I myself shall courteously refrain from participating for several reasons, most of which would become all too obvious.

From My Friend, Jim, of NV - 09/06/14 - "Slow Cooker Pot Roast":

  Slow Cooker Pot Roast

3 pound beef roast such as a chuck roast
1 envelope of dry Italian salad dressing mix
1 envelope of dry Ranch salad dressing mix
1 envelope of dry brown gravy mix
2 cups water

Put the water in a measuring cup that is larger then the amount of water you are using. Now add and mix all three envelopes to the water. Mix until blended completely. 

Brown the roast (if desired) Add the meat to your cooker. Pour the water, salad dressing mixture over the roast. In the slow cooker, cook it on high for about 4 hours, on low about 8 hours.

   YUMMY! Thanks so much, Jim!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/15/14 - "Cool Signs (#24 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 (#22 in a series of 26)":

  I'm certainly going to try some of these!

        Thanks, Jimmy!


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/29/14 - "Messages (#10 in a series of 17)":

     Thank you, Wayne Honey!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/04/14 - "Ways to decorate using old items... (#2 in a series of 18)":  

  Love some of these ideas. The show Flea Market Flip, with Lara Spencer, is another source to get great ideas...

        COOL BEANS! Thanks, Shari!


BONUS RAINY DAY CROCHET PATTERN: - Mary Ann Frits' Rainy Day Ripple Throw

BONUS RAINY DAY RECIPES: - 77 Rainy Day Recipes - "With the bad weather dampening our spirits, we're all in the mood for a belly-warming dinner..."


From - 09/07/14:

Notice to Employees (Includes Part Time Workers)


We will no longer accept your doctors' statements as proof.

We believe if you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to work.


We are no longer allowing this practice. As long as you are employed here, you will need all of whatever you have and should not consider having anything removed. We hired you as you are, and to have anything removed would certainly make you less than we bargained for. Anyone having operations will be FIRED immediately.


In the event of extreme pregnancy, you will be allowed to go to the first aid room when the pains are FIVE MINUTES apart. If it is false labor, you will have to take an hour's leave without pay.


This will be accepted as an excuse, BUT we would like two weeks notice, as we feel it is your duty to teach someone your job prior to . . . or after death.

This new benefit program started yesterday.

The Management

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 good 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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Words and Music by Paul Williams (b. 19 Sept 1940) and Roger Nichols

Recorded by The Carpenters, 1971

Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
Sometimes I'd like to quit
Nothing ever seems to fit
Hangin' around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

What I've got they used to call the blues
Nothin' is really wrong
Feelin' like I don't belong
Walkin' around
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

Funny but it seems I always wind up here with you
Nice to know somebody loves me
Funny but it seems that it's the only thing to do
Run and find the one who loves me.

What I feel has come and gone before
No need to talk it out
We know what it's all about
Hangin' around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

"Rainy Days and Mondays" midi courtesy of - 11/25/07

"Rainy Days and Mondays" lyrics courtesy of - 11/25/07

"Mondays" Image courtesy of - 11/26/07

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/07

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 Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!! 

Animated USMC and Air Force Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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 Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

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