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09/09/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Take These Chains from My Heart

“You mean the world to me,
And I can't get you out of my mind

- Jeffrey Campbell

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    This song seems to replay in my head on a regular basis...

BONUS #1 - - Take These Chains from My Heart - Hank Williams, about 1953

BONUS #2 - - Take These Chains from My Heart - Ray Charles, about 1963


"Take These Chains from My Heart" is a 1953 single by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys, written by Fred Rose and Hy Heath. The song was the last of Hank Williams' country number-one hits. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart.[1]

Cover versions of "Take These Chains from My Heart" were recorded by numerous artists. Most notably:


     From Me ('65) of NC - 09/09/13:

   I awoke yesterday morning even shorter of breath than I am on a normal bad day (is that an oxymoron??).  Staying home was not an option, but I wondered how I was ever going to lead the music in church - and I had chosen four of my favorite hymns, including "Onward, Christian Soldiers".  I made my way up to the stand, panting and gasping and looking far more haggard than usual.          Paul (who had arrived earlier for an extra set of meetings that don't concern me) took one look at me and decided that at any minute he was going to have to dart up to the stand and catch me when I fell.

   Then the strangest thing happened. When I stood up (admittedly a bit shakily the first couple of times) and started to sing, my voice sounded better and stronger than it had in months, probably years!

   Now I ask you, "Whaddup wit dat?!?"


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

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to      The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased 12/23/03)!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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

13 - The late     Louis "Fuzzy" Turner ('63) (deceased 09/15/12);

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

16 -   Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND    The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 09, 1939 - The Battle of Hel began, the longest-defended pocket of Polish Army resistance during the German invasion of Poland.

September 09, 1940 - Treznea Massacre: The Hungarian Army, supported by local Hungarians killed 93 Romanian civilians in Treznea, Sălaj, a village in Northern Transylvania, as part of attempts to ethnic cleansing

September 09, 1942 - A Japanese floatplane dropped an incendiary bomb over Oregon in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite.

September 09, 1943 - The Allies landed at Salerno and Taranto, Italy.

September 09, 1944 - The Fatherland Front took power in Bulgaria through a military coup in the capital and armed rebellion in the country. A new pro-Soviet government was established.

September 09, 1945 - Second Sino-Japanese War: Japan formally surrendered to China.


Monday, September 09, 1963 - Politician Chris Coons was born Christopher Andrew Coons in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Monday, September 09, 1963 - Football player and manager Roberto Donadoni was born in Cisano Bergamasco, Italy.


      From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/08/13 - "Famous Marine":



Hi, Carol:

Noticed that you have not included Brian Keith in your Famous Marine pages on your fine website.
Here is a photo...rare that you find one in USMC Uniform.
He was born in 1921, Died 24 June 1997 in Westwood, California.
He served in the USMC from 1941 to 1945 and attained the rank of Sergeant. He was attached to fixed wing aircraft unit VMSB-243 in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He was awarded Combat Air Crew Wings, Air Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, World War II Medal.

He was a fine actor. I still remember "Uncle Bill" when Buffy called him on their TV Show.

Hope this helps with your Famous Marine page.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

Brian Keith, USMC


   Thank you so much, Joe! I'm absolutely appalled that Brian Keith had not been included on our Famous Marines pages before; the image you found is a real treasure, so this is our New on Site entry of the day! 

   From My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of MD - 09/07/13 - "   Jonathan's Baptism":

Here are some pictures from Jonathan's baptism:
Saturday, September 07, 2013

   BAPTISM?!? How'd he get to be eight? We were thinking he was only turning SEVEN! How can this BE?!? We never were much good at math...

...I'm pretty sure he's eight, but I'm not too good at math either...

   Yes, it's all coming back to me now. Obviously our mental health has not been much better than our physical health - which is crummy. We're so sorry we missed Jonathan's Big Day! Give them all hugs and kisses for us!    

   Thank you for the beautiful images, Megan!


    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 09/08/13:

Hi Carol,
I sure hope you and
        Paul are on the mend. I'm giving you permission to decrease the number of newsletters week to no more than three...

   Thanks, Linda-Linda! I'll take that under advisement and attempt it whenever possible! As strange as it may sound, sometimes two are easier than one (I know, it makes no sense to me either...)!

   I hope we're on the mend, too; we're certainly giving it our best shot! We're beginning to feel like old cars: we fix one thing and something else breaks...

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 09/08/13 - "Coincidence?":

     Thanks, Adrienne!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/05/13 - "Shirley and Marcy":

Shirley and Marcy

A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn't want her to walk with him, and she wanted to give him a feeling of independence. But she also wanted know that he was safe.

When she expressed her concern to her neighbor, Shirley offered to follow him to school in the mornings for a while, staying at a distance so he wouldn't notice. Shirley said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise.

All week long, Shirley and her daughter followed Timmy as he walked to school with another neighborhood girl.

As the two children walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's friend said, 'Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?'

Timmy replied, 'Yes, I know who she is. That's my mom's friend Shirley Goodnest and her little girl Marcy'.

'Shirley Goodnest? Why is she following us?'

'Well,' Timmy explained, 'every night my mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life'. I guess I'll just have to get used to it!'

       Thanks, Dools!

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 09/08/13 - "Conclusion":

    Thanks again, Webby!

From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/23/13 - "For the dog lovers" (#15 in a Series of 18):

     AWW!  Thanks, Joyce!


BONUS CHAIN OF HEARTS CROCHET PATTERN: - Moira's Chain of Hearts Bracelet - "Two interlaced chains of adorable little hearts results into this chunky but dainty crocheted bracelet. It's easy to make and can be worked in any yarn..."

BONUS CHAIN OF HEARTS RECIPE: - Chain of Hearts Cookie Necklaces - "These are a great substitute for children to take to school in lieu of Valentine's Day cards! Use a drinking straw to cut the holes in the pastry."

- 09/08/13:

A farmer walked into a lawyer's office and said, "I'd like to get one of them-thar day-vorce-ees"

"Yes sir, I believe I can help you" replied the lawyer. "Do you have any grounds?"

"Oh, shore do!", exclaimed the farmer, "Got me 'bout a 140 acres out back a the house thar."

"No no..., I mean do you have a case?" asked the lawyer.

"No sur," replied the farmer, "I drive one of them John Deere's."

"You don't understand," said the lawyer, "You need something like a grudge."

"Oh!!" said the farmer, "I got me one of those! That's what I park muh Deere in!"

The lawyer, a bit frustrated responded, "Sir, you've got to have a reason to divorce your wife. Does she beat you up or anything?"

"No sur", replied the farmer, "I purt near get outta bed afore her ever mornin'."

Finally the exasperated lawyer shouted, "WHY do you want a divorce?"

"Oh, well..." replied the farmer, "She says we jus' can't communicate!!" 

1.Thursday, October 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 08/20/13

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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Take These Chains from My Heart

Written by Fred Rose and Hy Heath

Recorded by Hank Williams, 1953

Recorded by Ray Charles, 1963

(Take these chains from my heart and set me free)

Take these chains from my heart and set me free
You've grown cold and no longer care for me
All my faith in you is gone but the heartaches linger on
Take these chains from my heart and set me free

Take these tears from my eyes and let me see
Just a spark of the love that used to be
If you love somebody new, let me find a new love, too
Take these chains from my heart and set me free

<instrumental interlude-one full verse>

Give my heart just a word of sympathy (sympathy)
Be as fair to my heart as you can be (you can be)
Then if you no longer care for the love that's beating there
Take these chains from my heart and set me free

Take these chains from my heart and set me free (set me free)

"Take These Chains from My Heart" midi courtesy of midi courtesy of - 09/09/10

"Take These Chains from My Hearts" lyrics courtesy of - 09/09/10

Heart in Chains clip art courtesy of - 09/09/10

Chain Link Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/08/03Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

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

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

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!!

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!

John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of - 04/26/13

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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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