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10/02/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Golden Earrings

As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold,
so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.”

- Proverbs 25:12

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This song is the same age as I am.  I can scarcely believe we've never used it before.  Golden Earrings is one of my all-time favorite films - and why not?  It has everything - spies, intrigue, romance, costumes, jewelry, singing, dancing - and gypsies!  What's not to love? 

BONUS #1 - - Golden Earrings - Murvyn Vye in film clip, 1947

BONUS #2 - - Golden Earrings - Peggy Lee, 1947


Golden Earrings is a 1947 romantic spy film made by Paramount Pictures and starring Ray Milland and Marlene Dietrich. It was directed by Mitchell Leisen and produced by Harry Tugend from a screenplay by Frank Butler, Helen Deutsch and Abraham Polonsky, based on a novel by Jolán Földes. The music score was by Victor Young and the cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.

The film's haunting song, "Golden Earrings", sung in the movie by Murvyn Vye, was a hit recording in 1947-48 by Peggy Lee.


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

   Y'all have fun!


   Happy Birthday today to Stuart Nachman ('63) of VA AND    Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer;

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND   Mary Megann Peters ('57) AND   Larry Moran ('65) of ID AND      Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -       My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND  Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;

05 - George Pipkin ('57) AND    Butch Ragland ('63) of CO;

06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND   Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;

07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale Parsons ('69) of HA;

08 - Tippy Rowe ('57) AND           Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND    Richard Cantor ('65) of KY;

09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND    Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND    Marsha Leak Garrett ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


  From Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 10/01/13 - "130,500":

Hi, Carol,

Looks like I won, again! Since I am "involuntarily retired", I have more time to check out the Newsletters.

I hope all in your household are feeling better. We depend on you.


Shirley Eanes Matthews _'66

  WHOO-HOO! Thanks, Shirley! I've only recently been able to check on the Page Hits again, after that information mysteriously vanished from my screen.

   It's just a hunch, but I think we all seem to be feeling "worserer and worserer". Maybe it's just my imagination. Maybe it's all in my head. We'll be going to see the doctor (again!) today. Maybe it's all in HIS head...


   Hit # 130,500 was made on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at 2:19 PM by Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA.

   Thanks, Shirley!


October 02, 1941 - In Operation Typhoon, Germany began an all-out offensive against Moscow.

October 02, 1944 - German troops ended the Warsaw Uprising.


Wednesday, October 02, 1963 - It was a very boring day.....

   From J. Harrison ('58) of GA - 10/01/13:

Hope you two are improving. Thanks for all you do.

Love, J

Thank you so very much, J!
  ...I'm not sure whether we're getting better or worse, but as
Mr. Loving used to say, we're "still vertical!"

   Love you, too!

    From Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA - 10/01/13:

Hi Carol,

I'll be away from my computer for six weeks, starting on 3 Oct - I'm having total knee replacement, going to rehab.

Please hold all email until 15 Nov.

Thanks! ev

   YOWZERS-WOWZERS! That's exciting news, though probably not painless! Soon, though, you'll have a brand new knee, and should be feeling much better! Thanks for letting us know, Evelyn!

   I'm adding you to our Prayer Roll:

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 10/01/13 - "  Reflex hammer":

Just scanned through your recently released newsletters.

      your father's (the late Robert Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960) reflex hammer's head is cracked from age. The pointed edge has eroded fairly significantly. The handle is indeed not corroded but has some knicks and a slight bend. I did notice the handle on this one is longer than the one pictured, too.

   AH, I do have that tendency to remember things as they once were, don't I?

Also, I read that
          Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) and     Diana (Lyons Harty - Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS CA - '05) et al are moving down there? That's awesome. They gonna be living there with y'all for a time? Just curious.

   That IS awesome! It's been 4-1/2 years since we've seen them! Now we'll get to see them live and in person (rather than just over Skype), and finally meet our two youngest granddaughters! They'll be visiting with us just for a bit until they can find their own place. Meanwhile, we are frantically child-proofing our home, which has primarily become a museum to house my seemingly endless collections of glass memorabilia!

Love ya, and talk to ya later. Gonna go try that 
  apple-cinnamon water I think.

   Thank you, Nathaniel! I love you, too - wish you could be here with us all!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 10/01/13 - "GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT":

Glenn Dye presents an evening of Gospel Music Thursday, Oct. 24th 7:00PM at Victory Fellowship Church, 518 Davis Street, Grand Prairie, TX.

Featuring MARK BLACKWOOD and THE BLACKWOOD QUARTET. Mark is the son of Mr. Cecil Blackwood, who was part of The Blackwood Brothers quartet.

The Blackwood name is legendary in the Gospel Music field, having won many awards in The Gospel Music circuit.

Free admission call 972-602-8844 for more information. Tell your friends and be sure to attend this special concert.

   WOWZERONI! That's fabulous! Best wishes on this exciting upcoming event! Thank you for letting us know, Glenn!

  From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of AL - 10/01/13 - "TIPS FOR A WORN-OUT MOM":

Haha. This was funny.

1. Lower your standards for cleanliness and order.
2. Did that? Lower them even more.
3. Your house will never look like a magazine spread, period. Embrace that.
4. No matter how many baskets you buy to contain toys, they will always be visible. Embrace the Toys ‘R Us / frat house-chic decor.
5. You can never have too many Popsicles in the freezer. How many bad moods have been fixed by a simple Popsicle?
6. If you can’t change them, change your perspective. For example I read recently – probably on Satan’s website Pinterest – that toothpaste is great for cleaning things like faucets. So now when I go into the bathroom every day and see toothpaste splatter all over the bathroom faucet I think about how my children have done half the chore of cleaning for me. How considerate of them! Then I wipe it off while cursing.
7. Those chores that no one ever wants to do. Decide if you would rather do it yourself, badger your child to it, or let it go. If you are confused about what to do, see Number 1 on this list.
8. No one cares what is stuffed under your child’s bed, why should you? Unless it is old food. In that case, you should get a dog.
9. If you have boys, your bathroom will always faintly stink like pee. Invest in some Febreeze and count down the days until they move out and you can go visit them and pee on their bathroom floor.
10. Don’t buy white furniture. Unless you enjoy screaming at your children every time they go near it.
11. However bad a situation might seem, one day it will be funny. I have a few for which I am eagerly awaiting for the funny to kick in. Any time now….
12. When your child is a young teen there will be nothing more embarrassing than your very existence. Use this to your advantage. Start planning early.
13. Do not paint any walls in your house with flat paint.
14. Be okay with letting your kids stumble sometimes. Whether that is turning in an assignment late because they didn’t do it or wearing an outfit so hideous you have trouble looking at them without laughing.
15. Noise cancelling headphones are great for blocking out whining, bickering and the endless episodes of Sponge Bob.
16. Socks do not have to match. Every day is Crazy Sock Day at my house, which is infinitely better than Crazy Mom Day.
17. The crayons will break and it is okay to throw them away rather then save them to make some sort of craft that involves the hair dryer. In fact, I give you permission to not feel guilty about all the crafts you know you will never do.
18. Your children will not die from eating the occasional hot dog or frozen pizza. And by occasional I mean more than you are really willing to admit.
19. If your children are driving you crazy arguing with each other, start an argument with them. Then your children will bond over their mutual hatred of you and be quiet.
20. Children do not appreciate top sheets or high thread counts. Buy neither.
21. Homework time is the worst time of the day. Help your kids and yourself by having a designated time and a quiet place to do homework. Preferably in a neighbor’s home.
22. Just say No to ironing.
23. Last, but not least, some chocolate and some really bad TV makes everything seem a little better.

     Thanks, Laura! Now that these days are behind me, I found this highly amusing! I did have some thoughts, though:

7. The MOST important thing is to have peace and harmony in your home. If a situation becomes a problem, look for solutions that will avoid bickering, badgering, nagging, and unpleasantness - even if if means ignoring the problem for a short time (by this I do not mean five minutes, or in some cases even five days).

13. Absolutely true! Semi-gloss and high gloss paints are more attractive anyway.

16. Only purchase identical socks made by the same company (one size fits all) in black and white. Problem solved forever.

22. If you've chosen your fabrics carefully, almost anything can be "ironed" by tossing it into the dryer with a wet washcloth for five minutes.

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Your Laugh for Today (#3 in a series of 15)":
  Enjoy, Carol!

      Oh, I am! Thanks, Joan!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/13 - "Life Advice (#3 in a series of 28)":

  Very nice! Thank you, Shari!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Some Funnies - Enjoy (#3 in a series of 20)":

  Thanks, Jimmy!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/25/13 - "Popular American Cities 100 Years Ago (#3 in a series of 28)":

  Great and interesting, Carol, to look at that time verses the cities of today......


These are really professional photographers who took these pictures... Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a 100 years old. There aren't many old photos as good.

American Cities more than a Century ago

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!

1910 - the Main Street of Memphis, TN,
North of Avenue Gayoso

BONUS GOLDEN EARRINGS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Lots of ideas here; I didn't really see any instructions, so you'll just have to wing it...

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme-related): - Soft Peanut Butter Cookies - "Our melt-in-your-mouth recipe for Soft Peanut Butter Cookies will satisfy all your peanut butter lovers, for sure. Serve these homemade peanutty tasting cookies with a cold glass of milk and watch them disappear from your cookie jar." - Easy Egg Rolls - "Can't believe we can make our own egg rolls at home? It's a cinch - without a deep-fryer! And for seafood lovers, these are filled with mini shrimp! But cooked shredded chicken or beef works great, too." - Amish Bakery Custard Pie - "This Amish bakery classic has all the hallmarks of homemade goodness, but our Amish Bakery Custard Pie can be made with a flaky-as-can-be store-bought crust, if we're looking for an easy shortcut."

From - 09/30/13:

Embarrassing Situations!

A very shy guy went into a bar and saw a beautiful woman sitting at the other end. After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally went over to her and asked, tentatively, "Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for a while?"

She responded by yelling, at the top of her lungs, "No, I won't sleep with you tonight!"

By now, the entire bar was staring at them. Naturally, the guy was hopelessly and completely embarrassed and he slinked back to his table.

After a few minutes, the woman walked over to him and apologized. She smiled at him and said, "I'm sorry if I embarrassed you. You see, I'm a graduate student in psychology and I'm studying how people respond to embarrassing situations."

He responded, at the top of his lungs, "What do you mean $200?!?"

1.Thursday, October 3, 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 10/02/13

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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Golden Earrings

Music by Victor Young
(08 Aug 1900 – 10 Nov 1956)

Words by Jay Livingston (28 Mar 1915 – 17 Oct 2001)
Ray Evans (04 Feb 1915 – 15 Feb 2007), 1947

There's a story the gypsies know is true
That when your love wears golden earrings,
She (he) belongs to you.
An old love story that's known to very few,
But if you wear those golden earrings,
Love will come to you.
By the burning fire, they will glow with ev'ry coal.
You will hear desire whisper low inside your soul.
So be my gypsy;
Make love your guiding light,
And let that pair of golden earrings
Cast their spell tonight.

"Golden Earrings" midi (second option; sequenced by Phil Hall) courtesy of - 10/01/12

"Golden Earrings" lyrics courtesy of - 10/01/12

First Golden Earrings image courtesy of - 10/01/12

Second Golden Earrings image courtesy of - 10/01/12

Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/17/08

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

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

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!!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

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

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 Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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