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09/17/15 - 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 our dear 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? I knew that you would - September 17, 1787!



   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!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Barry Stutt ('57);

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);

22 -   Curt Overman ('59) of VA  AND    Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC;

23 - Fred Fox ('63) AND        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 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, 1941 - Soviet forces entered Teheran marking the end of the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran.

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.

September 17, 1944 - Soviet troops launched the Tallinn Offensive against Germany and pro-independence Estonian units.

September 17, 1944 - German forces were attacked by the Allies in the Battle of San Marino.



Friday, September 17, 1965 - The Battle of Chawinda was fought between Pakistan and India.

Friday, September 17, 1965 - Actor and producer Kyle Chandler was born Kyle Martin Chandler in Buffalo, New York.

Friday, September 17, 1965 - The county clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, Kim Davis, was born Kimberly Jean Bailey in Morehead, Kentucky.

Friday, September 17, 1965 - Video game designer and creator of Sonic the Hedgehog Yuji Naka (中 裕司) was born in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

Friday, September 17, 1965 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Rites of Spring, Fugazi, Happy Go Licky, and One Last Wish) Guy Picciotto was born in Washington, D.C..

Friday, September 17, 1965 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Bryan Singer was born Bryan Jay Singer in New York City, New York.

Friday, September 17, 1965 - Poet and playwright Alejandro Casona (b. Alejandro Rodríguez Álvarez on 03 Mar 1903 in Besullo, Spain) died in Madrid, Spain at the age of 62.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/16/15:

“If you don't want temptation to follow you, don't act as if you are interested.”

- Richard L. Evans
(23 Mar 1906 - 01 Nov 1971)

    Thanks so much, Susan!



   We have received word that  Linda Hobbs Lazet ('67) of CA, sister of Sandy Hobbs Harris ('65) of AL and Billy Hobbs ('70) of VA, and of the late David Page, is in critical condition in a hospital in CA. Her diagnosis unknown; your prayers are requested.


   From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 09/15/15 - "Jubilee Steeple Movie - YouTube":

We just replaced our church steeple but this video is a tribute to the original one.
Take a look.

     What a remarkable video! Thank you so much, Malcolm!


    From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of TX - 09/16/15:  

   Thanks, Laura! I feel your pain!


“She wasn’t much for words, but she told me she loved me in other ways, like showing me her main superpower—invisibility. I often wouldn’t see her for weeks straight, and for her to show me the unshowable showed a lot of trust in our relationship.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982)


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/06/15 - "Surprising Facts You May Have Never Heard (#7 in a series of 21)":

            No matter how old you are, or where you are from, people simply can’t know everything.

However, if you have an inquisitive mind, you probably love learning new things.

If this is the case, then these 21 facts will give your mind a good workout. (Plus, you can impress others with this exotic knowledge.)

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!




BONUS ANGEL RECIPES: - Angel Lush - "This angel cake with fresh, ripe strawberries is not only delectable, it's better for you, too, so you can feel heavenly even while enjoying it." - Angel Food Cake - "Some people like to make an angel food cake as a birthday cake. I have made this one before, and it was great. I made a butter icing, and just tinted the color I wanted. I put in those little dragees you see in the store inside the batter."



From - 09/16/15:

I was driving down the road when I saw a lady standing by her car. When I pulled over to see if I could help she turned around holding a rabbit.

She explained that she had run over the rabbit and she thought it was going to die.

I so wanted to help her, I went back to my car and came back with a can of spray. I sprayed some in the rabbit's mouth and it twitched its head a little.

I waited a little while and sprayed some more in its mouth and it twitched its head a couple of times.

Not much later I sprayed more in its mouth and the rabbit sprang from her arms and ran to the fence by the field, stopped, turned around and waived its paw at us. We watched it run 50 feet, stop, turn and wave its paw at us.

The lady looked at me in amazement and asked, "WHAT WAS THAT YOU GAVE THAT RABBIT?"

I replied, "Oh, just a little hair rejuvenator with permanent wave."


1. Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

2. Friday and Saturday, October 9, 10 and 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. CONTACT: Karen Weinstein Witte at

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.

CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @

4. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 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 09/17/15

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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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 Flag 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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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

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