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09/17/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Angels

“The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand;
the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.”

- George Eliot
 (22 Nov 1819 - 22 Dec 1880)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   We all have more
angels walking among us than we realize.  We generally call them friends.

BONUS - -  Angels - Robbie Williams



"Angels" is a song originally part written by uncredited Irish songwriter, Ray Heffernan and covered by Robbie Williams. Williams and Guy Chambers were subsequently credited as "joint co-writers" and the song was released as a single in December 1997.[1] It became the singer's biggest selling single and has been voted the best song of the past 25 years at the BRIT Awards. "Angels" has since been covered by many artists including Jessica Simpson, Beverley Knight, in Spanish (as Ángel) by Mexican singers Yuridia and Marco Moré, in Italian (as Un Angelo) by Patrizio Buanne, All Angels, singer Declan Galbraith as well as Verena Von Strenge's latest group, Moon Dust, and American Idol series 7 runner-up David Archuleta.

"Angels" was the fourth single from Williams' debut album, Life Thru a Lens. It has been credited with saving the singer's floundering solo career, and is used to conclude almost all of his concerts. The song was the 38th best selling of 1997 in the UK, and the 26th of 1998. It was the 34th best selling single of the decade. Despite only reaching a peak of No.4, it is Williams' biggest selling UK single and according to Official UK Charts Company figures passed the million sales mark in June 2009, with a combination of both physical and download sales. It was released in 1999 in the U.S., after his debut of "Millennium." The U.S. released video has Williams atop a roof, watching the city below.

"Angels" re entered the ARIA Top 100 at 91, on 5 May 2008.[2] Due to download sales, the song has re-entered the UK Charts on a number of occasions in recent years.

The writing credits attributed to the song were Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. However, it later emerged that an unknown Irish songwriter, Ray Heffernan actually composed much of the song a year earlier.[3] In an interview with RTE, Heffernan said that he met Williams in a Dublin pub and brought him back to his home where they embarked on a songwriting session. Heffernan played him the basis of what would become "Angels" and they recorded an early version of it. Heffernan acknowledges however that Guy Chambers later added the chorus. Heffernan was paid £7,500 for the use of the song, relinquishing any rights to royalties. He was uncredited as a songwriter but received a cryptic message on the CD, saying: "Even fallen angels laugh last, thanks to Ray Heffernan".

Robbie Williams has said that he wrote the song with Guy Chambers in 25 minutes and the song is about his aunt and uncle. Williams and Chambers were sitting outside a cafe watching a water fountain, this is what inspired them for the chorus...[4]



Today is Constitution Day. Did you remember?



   Happy Birthday today to The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND   Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bobby Bell ('57) AND       Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL  AND  The United States Air Force - 1947!

September 18, 1947 - The United States Air Force became an independent branch of the United States armed forces.

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Barry Stutt ('57);

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);

22 -   Curt Overman ('59) of VA;

23 -         My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL;

24 -   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



September 16, 1934 - In Munich, Lutherans marched to anti-Nazi songs.

September 16, 1940 -
Italian troops conquered Sidi Barrani.

September 16, 1940 - The Burke-Wadsworth Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. The acted imposed the first peacetime draft in the history of the United States. The event was the beginning of Selective Service.

September 16, 1941 - Concerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia was about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invaded Iran on August 25, 1941. On this day, they forced the Shah to abdicate in favor of his 23-year-old son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

September 16, 1943 -
The Allied invasion of Italy concluded when Heinrich von Vietinghoff, commander of the German Tenth Army, ordered his troops to withdraw from Salerno

September 16, 1945 - The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong. The surrender is accepted by the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.



Monday, September 16, 1963 - Malaysia was formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon left this new country.

Monday, September 16, 1963 - Singer-songwriter and producer Richard Marx was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Monday, September 16, 1963 - Empress Nam Phuong, wife of Vietnamese Emperor Bảo Đại (b. Marie-Thérèse Nguyễn Hữu Thị Lan on 14 Dec 1914 in Gò Công, Cochin-China), died in Chabrignac, Corrèze, France from a heart attack at the age of 49.



September 17, 1939 - The Soviet Union joined Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland during the Polish Defensive War of 1939. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

September 17, 1939 - A German U-boat U 29 sank the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous.

September 17, 1940 - Following the German defeat in the Battle of Britain, Hitler postponed Operation Sea Lion indefinitely.

September 17, 1941 - A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, was issued.

September 17, 1943 - The Russian city of Bryansk was liberated from Nazis.

September 17, 1944 - Allied Airborne troops parachuted into the Netherlands behind German lines as the "Market" half of Operation Market Garden.



Tuesday, September 17, 1963 - Wrestler Masahiro Chono (蝶野 正洋) was born in Seattle, Washington.

Tuesday, September 17, 1963 - Author Wendy Northcutt was born.

Tuesday, September 17, 1963 - Poet and translator Rami Saari (רמי סערי‎) was born in Petah Tikva, Israel.

Tuesday, September 17, 1963 - Actor William Shockley was born in Lawrence, Kansas.

Tuesday, September 17, 1963 - Actor James Urbaniak was born in Bayonne, New Jersey.





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     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 09/16/13 - "September House Concerts - Hope to see you there!":

  COOL BEANS! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun!


From Anna Boyer to          Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/16/13 - "   Gilmore Kirby":
Today would have been my dad's (Gilmore H. Kirby, Jr.) birthday. In Googling him I found your site looking for his cause of death and asking if anyone knew. He died of throat cancer after about a six year battle. Just thought I'd pass that along.


Hi Anna,

Thanks for the information. Carol will ensure that it is entered on her (not my) web site.


   Thank you so much, Anna - and David! I do have it posted now:


    From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/15/13 - "The Real Syria":
The Real Syria - Very interesting. - The Syria You Don't Know

   Thank you so much, Billy! This is a fascinating look inside a different world!


From My Friend, Adrienne, of UT - 09/16/13 - "Exercise Routine":
  Thanks, Adrienne! I myself follow this regimen daily, and find it exhilarating!


BONUS ANGEL CROCHET PATTERNS: - Angels - a plethora of patterns!


RECIPES: - Angel Recipes - "Heavenly fare that will have you dining with the angels!"


- 09/16/13:

A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband.

Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen. "Careful," he said, "CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my gosh! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my gosh! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful. CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"

The wife stared at him. "What in the world is wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?"

The husband calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm driving."


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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Originally part written by uncredited Irish songwriter, Ray Heffernan and covered by Robbie Williams (b. 13 Feb 1974).
Williams and
Guy Chambers were subsequently credited as "joint co-writers".

Recorded by Robbie Williams, 1997

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
'Cause I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold

So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead


And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead


And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

Repeat chorus


"Angels" midi courtesy of - 09/13/12

"Angels" lyrics courtesy of - 09/13/12

Image of Baby Angels Kissing courtesy of - 06/18/09

Animated Smiley Angel courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/05/07
Thanks, Al!

Animated Tiny Angel clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/20/07
Thanks, Judy!

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

Animated Navy and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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