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10/03/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Butterfly

“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small
but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.
And everyone deserves a little sunshine.”

- Jeffrey Glassberg

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter's butterfly theme tends to repeat every year in one form or another.

BONUS - - Butterfly - Mariah Carey



"Butterfly" is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff for Carey's seventh album, Butterfly (1997). It is a ballad combining elements of pop and gospel, but Carey had originally conceived it as a house record with David Morales titled "Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)". After realizing how personal the lyrics were and how they could be applied to Butterfly, she wrote "Butterfly" with Afanasieff.[1] On the song's lyrics, Carey comments "It was '97 and I was leaving my marriage [to Tommy Mottola] which encompassed my life. I was writing the song 'Butterfly' wishing that that's what he would say to me."[2]

It was released as the album's second single in 1997. It did not appear on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart because it was not issued as a commercial single in the United States; Billboard magazine rules at the time stipulated that a commercial release was required for a song to enter the Hot 100. It was a moderate success on charts that airplay-only singles were allowed to enter, such as the Rhythmic Airplay Chart, Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and Top 40 Mainstream charts, and it reached number 7 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart. "Butterfly" was not a substantial hit outside the U.S.: it reached number 22 in the UK after 5 years of 12 consecutive Top-10 singles and number 27 in Australia, failing to match the success of "Honey", the album's first single. In France and Germany the single did not reach the top forty.

"Butterfly" was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, which it lost to Sarah McLachlan's "Building a Mystery". In honor of Mariah's 20th Anniversary in music, "Butterfly" was chosen as her #1 song by fans.



   Happy Birthday today 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 tomorrow to     My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND  Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND Donna Rountree Holburn ('63) AND   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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 -   Bunny Spiers ('54) of VA AND  Tippy Rowe ('57) AND      Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND   Richard Cantor ('65) of KY AND  Tazewell Whitley (NNHS / HHS - '65) of VA AND  My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber of TX;

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

10 -  Harry Seay ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



October 03, 1941 - Adolf Hitler stated in a speech that Russia was "broken" and they "would never rise again."

October 03, 1942 - Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. It was the first man-made object to reach space.

October 03, 1942 - The Office of Economic Stabilization was established by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He also authorized controls on rents, wages, salaries and farm prices.

October 03, 1944 - U.S. troops broke through the Siegfried Line.

October 03, 1990 - Re-unification of Germany: After 45 years of division, the Berlin Wall was dismantled - eleven months after the borders between East and West Germany were dissolved. The German Democratic Republic ceased to exist and its territory became part of the Federal Republic of Germany. East German citizens became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. This day is now celebrated as German Unity Day.



Monday, October 03, 1966 - Baseball player and sportscaster Darrin Fletcher was born Darrin Glen Fletcher in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Monday, October 03, 1966 - Physicist and academic Rolf Maximilian Sievert (b. 06 May 1896 in Stockholm, Sweden) died in Stockholm, Sweden at the age of 70.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 10/02/15:

“One place where we best seek to be filled with light and truth is in our own homes…Families are the Lord’s workshop on earth.”

 - Cheryl A. Esplin
b. 03 Oct 1944)

    Thanks so much, Susan!






Coaches - Jack Powers and Pete Robinson;
Captain - Randolph Dale;
Managers - David Joye ('53), Franklin Smith ('53), and Joe Wise ('54)
1952 Anchor - p. 122 1952 Anchor - p. 123

From My Son's Mother-in-Law, Cheryl, of FL - 09/30/16:
            Thanks, Cheryl!

“Love is an award you win by losing—or giving it away. Trophies collect dust, but love is the ultimate prize.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982)

BONUS BUTTERFLY CROCHET PATTERNS: - especially for lefties!

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme-related): - Onion Strings - "Our crunchy 5-ingredient recipe for easy homemade Onion Strings will make you feel like a restaurant chef. Whether you make 'em for tasty nibbling or as a main dish topper, they're always a hit." - Five Star Chicken - "This chicken dish with mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions is tasty enough to be found at the finest restaurants, and easy enough to make at home!" - Country Pork Chops - "No need to tie up your oven to cook these homey Country Pork Chops. They'll simmer just fine on the stovetop in this rich tomato sauce that's chock-full of healthy fresh veggies. Talk about a speedy skillet supper they'll love!"

From - 10/02/16:

“Hello, police department? I've lost my cat and..."

“I'm sorry lady, but this is not a police job, you can try calling..."

“But you don't understand, this is a very intelligent cat. He is almost human. He can practically talk.”

“Well, in that case ma'am, you'd better hang up. He may be trying to call you right now.”


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

2. Wednesday, November 09, 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.


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





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

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


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Written by Mariah Carey (b. 27 Mar 1970), Walter Afanasieff (b. 10 Feb 1958), and Dan Shea

Recorded by Mariah Carey (b. 27 Mar 1970), 1997

When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It's easy to succumb to overwhelming fears inside
Blindly I imaged I could
Keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you
I must open my hands
And watch you rise

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly

I have learned that beauty
Has to flourish in the light
Wild horses run unbridled
Or their spirit dies
You have given me the courage
To be all that I can
And truly feel your heart will
Lead you back to me when you're
Ready to land


I can't pretend these tears
Aren't overflowing steadily
I can't prevent this hurt from
Almost overtaking me
But I will stand and say goodbye
For you'll never be mine
Until you know the way it feels to fly


So flutter through the sky
Spread your wings and fly

 "Butterfly" midi courtesy of - 10/03/07

 "Butterfly" lyrics courtesy of - 10/03/07

Butterfly Image courtesy of - 10/03/07

Animated Monarch Butterfly courtesy of ??? - 09/01/05

Butterfly Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/08/04

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

Animated Red Flames courtesy of - ???

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

Baseball Image courtesy of - uh, well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 10/30/04

Baseball Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/14/03

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

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

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