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09/09/16 - 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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/08/16, 2:44 PM - "Passing of  Frank Friedland - Class of 1960":


Thought you might like to know this. Class of 1960. I will watch for the OB notice.

Joan Krause

From Steve Veazey ('60) to  Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 09/08/16, 9:02 AM - "Passing of  Frank Friedland - Class of 1960":


Frank passed away last night and his wife Marsha asked me to let his friends know.

So sorry.


 From Kenny Branch ('62) of AR - 09/08/16, 10:21 PM - " Carolyn McPherson Gregory (Mac) - Class of 1962":


You probably already have word about this; but just in case you haven't, I'm forwarding this memo that I got from Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA.


From Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - 09/05/16, 4:15 PM - " Carolyn McPherson Gregory (Mac) - Class of 1962":

Dear Classmates,

I had prayed that this email would not need to be sent;  however, God has his plans. Mac has just passed away at 4:00 p.m. She was in the hospital and all of her children were here with her. Obviously, arrangements have not been made. They shall be forthcoming, as soon as I am notified.
Love to all,

   OH, NO! Such sadness! Thanks so much, Joan, Steve, Karen, Kenny, and Fran, for letting me know! Their obituaries have not yet appeared, but I'm watching for them.



    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 -     The late Tena Goodson Hensel (June '39) (deceased 06/09/15) 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.


Friday, September 09, 1966 - The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act was signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Friday, September 09, 1966 - Luger and coach Georg Hackl was born in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, West Germany.

Friday, September 09, 1966 - Ice hockey player Kevin Hatcher was born Kevin John Hatcher in Detroit, Michigan.

Friday, September 09, 1966 - Actor, screenwriter, and producer Adam Sandler was born Adam Richard Sandler in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, September 09, 1966 - Rugby player and coach Brian Smith was born in St George, Queensland, Australia.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/08/15:

“We need to be more grateful. I think there is no true character without gratitude. It is one of the marks of a real strong character to have a feeling of thanksgiving and gratitude for blessings.”

- Ezra Taft Benson
(04 Aug 1899 - 30 May 1994)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

As a balloon expands, so too does my love for you with each passing day. To know how I truly feel about you, look no further than the balloon giraffe.”

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982

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."


From - 09/08/16:

A  boy and his mother stood in the dentist's office, looking at a display case.

"If I had to have false teeth, Mother, I'd take that pair there," said the small boy, pointing.

"Hush, Willie," interrupted the mother quickly. "Haven't I told you it's bad manners to pick your teeth in public?"


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. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 -1:00 PM - Schooner's Grill, 12567 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606, (757) 599-4144 - All alumni are invited and with your significant other. Everyone pays for their own meal.

3. 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.

4. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/02/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

    Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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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 - 08/08/03

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

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

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

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