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10/18/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Sweetest Sounds

“Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

-  Percy Bysshe Shelley
(04 Aug 1792 - 08 July 1822)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme is a sentimental favorite of mine - and it's all about me, right?

BONUS - - The Sweetest Sounds - Perry Como, 1962


"The Sweetest Sounds" is a popular song, with words and music written by Richard Rodgers for the 1962 musical No Strings. The song opens and closes the show for characters Barbara Woodruff and David Jordan, performed by Diahann Carroll and Richard Kiley in the original Broadway theatre production and subsequent cast recording.

The song is featured in the 1997 adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, performed as a duet by Brandy and Paolo Montalbán. Barbra Streisand featured the song in the 1973 broadcast Barbra Streisand...And Other Musical Instruments...

The melodic theme appears to have been inspired by an orchestral figure in the final movement of Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 (Brahms) (measures 64-80).


   Happy Birthday today to Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND  Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA AND Libby Whitcomb Ellis ('63) of FL AND the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64(deceased 06/03/06)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Danny Coleman ('63) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND   John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;

21 -
 The late Mr. Julius Conn (deceased - Sept 1983)  AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND     Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND   Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA;

22 -   The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND  the late Allen Hall ('61) (deceased 02/17/13) AND  the late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) AND the late  Annette Funicello (deceased 08 Apr 2013) AND   Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND Al Farber ('64) of GA AND  the late Joe Mooney ('65) (deceased 10/30/01);

23 -    Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA;

24 -  Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Susan Perkins Best ('63) AND  Mark Friedman ('65) of VA;

25 -  Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND    Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA AND  Owen Smith ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 18, 1016 - The Danes defeated the English in the Battle of Assandun.


October 18, 1936 - Adolf Hitler announced the Four Year Economic Plan to the German people. The plan detailed the rebuilding of the German military from 1936 to 1940.

October 18, 1944 - Adolf Hitler ordered the establishment of a German national militia.

October 18, 1944 - The Soviet Union began the liberation of Czechoslovakia from Nazi Germany.

October 18, 1944 - The state funeral of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took place in Ulm, Germany.


Tuesday, October 18, 1966 - Journalist Dave Price was born David M. Price in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Tuesday, October 18, 1966 - Miss Universe 1989, Angela Visser, was born in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Netherlands.

Tuesday, October 18, 1966 - Businesswoman and founder of Elizabeth Arden, Inc., Elizabeth Arden (b. Florence Nightingale Graham on 31 Dec 1878 in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada), died in Manhattan, New York City, New York at the age of 87.

Tuesday, October 18, 1966 - Businessman and founder of Kmart, S. S. Kresge (b. Sebastian Spering Kresge on 31 July 1867 in Bald Mountain [near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania]) died in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania at the age of 99.

“One's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into action . . . which bring results.”

- Florence Nightingale
(12 May 1820 - 13 Aug 1910)

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/16/16 - "Lightening in a jar":

Lightening in a jar.

This illustrates how truly fortunate we are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After you're done with the first picture click on it and it will go to the next, and so on.

So click here and enjoy!

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Wayne! There are some sobering thoughts included there! Plus I must say I like that lightening in a jar far better than I do having it hitting my home as it did recently! 

 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 10/17/16 - "Crocheted Baby Blanket":

  For my knitting and crocheting peeps. Crocheted blanket I just finished for a friend's grand baby to come!

    OOH! Thank you, Jean! It's lovely - and oh, so sweet


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/16/16 - "Crocheted Purse":

       I finished this small purse of my own design shortly before Hurricane Matthew hit. It's made in single crochet using Red Heart Paddy Green and Hunter Green yarns held together, and edged with metallic gold crochet thread. A vintage gold brooch insures that the flap stays shut!

BONUS SWEETEST CROCHET PATTERN: - Tamara's Sweetest Baby Blanket - "It’s a baby crazy time for our extended family, with one set of twins recently arrived and another on the way! So as you can imagine, I have baby things on the brain again. The set that were just born are a boy and a girl, so I wanted to make them a pair of blankets that were soft, cozy, and coordinate well together without being exactly the same. The result was the Sweetest Baby Blanket!"
BONUS SWEETEST RECIPE: - Sweetest Southern Sweet Potato Pie - "This is a very unique sweet potato pie recipe, given to me by my mother. It's quite sweet, with a lighter texture than your typical sweet potato pie. If you like sweet potatoes and you have a sweet tooth, this one's for you!"

My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.”

- Dave Barry
(b. 03 July 1947)

From - 10/17/16:

A wealthy ninety year old tycoon was meeting with is financial advisor. The advisor was very excited and told the old man, “ I just found out about an investment I can make for you which will double your money in just five years!”

“Five years? Are you kidding?” exclaimed the old man. “At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas!”



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 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

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


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The Sweetest Sounds

Words and music by Richard Rodgers (28 June 1902 – 31 Dec 1979)

for "
No Strings", 1962

What do I really hear?
What is in the ear of my mind?
Which sounds are true and clear?
And which will never be defined?

The sweetest sounds I'll ever hear
Are still inside my head
The kindest words I'll ever know
Are waiting to be said
The most and entrancing side of all [should be sight, not side]
Is yet for me to see
And the dearest love in all the world
Is waiting somewhere for me
Is waiting somewhere, somewhere for me

"The Sweetest Sounds" midi courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since the summer of 2002.

"The Sweetest Sounds" lyrics courtesy
of - 10/15/11

Nature's Sweetest Sounds Image courtesy of - 10/18/16

Brown Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/21/07

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

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!

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

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