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10/22/16 - NNHS Newsletter - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome.
One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say -- and to feel --
'Yes, that's the way it is, or at least that's the way I feel it. You're not as alone as you thought.'”

- John Steinbeck
(27 Feb 1902 - 20 Dec 1968)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   OOOH, a nice sad old song from 1949; you know how much I love sad old songs.  

BONUS - - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams, 1949


"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1949. The song about loneliness was largely inspired by his troubled relationship with wife Audrey Sheppard. With evocative lyrics, such as the opening lines "Hear that lonesome whip-poor-will/He sounds too blue to fly," the song has been covered by a wide range of musicians.

Rolling Stone ranked it #111 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It's the second oldest song on the list, and one of only two from the 1940s.


   Happy Birthday today to  The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) 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)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

26 -   Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND   Randy Tate ('66) of DE;

27 -  Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND     Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA AND Fred Shelton ('63);

28 - Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND  Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA;

29 -    Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND  Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 22, 1941 - French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages were executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.

October 22, 1943 - In the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducted an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.


Saturday, October 22, 1966 - The Supremes became the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).

Saturday, October 22, 1966 - The Soviet Union launched Luna 12.

Saturday, October 22, 1966 - Boxer Yuri Arbachakov was born in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.  

“Spiritual experiences have less to do with what is happening around us and everything to do with what is happening within our hearts.”

 - , October 2016
05 Sept 1951)

   From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/20/16 - "NNHS Class of 1961 Reunion":

Hi, Carol:

  Eva and I thought of you and your family as we had to exit I-95 due to closure caused by Hurricane Matthew, since Fayetteville and Fort Bragg were detoured when we passed by; wondering if you all were spared from the storm. We look forward to a Newsletter letting us know how it went in Fayetteville.

The Reunion was very special, because we had time to catch up and enjoy memories in the residence of
Buddy and Libby Blechman David and Bob and Carol Saunders where we were served wonderful meals. Many expressed their friendship with my late sister, Nancy Ellen Madagan Van Orden and my late brother-in-law John Eugene Ellis both of Class of 1961.

James Elliott of Alaska recalled how “Gene” had formed a Shot for Shot Put practice by melting lead fishing sinkers. Fred Sage spoke about the late Coach J.C. Range and his father Leo Frederick Sage, Jr. and their long friendship, allowing me to connect my grandson, John Carmack Hubble with the family of Jacob Carmack Range.

Bob Saunders kept many of us in stitches as he recounted his service as an Officer in the United States Navy, serving in the USS Willard Keith (DE-241) an Escort Destroyer, which was Nicknamed “The Willie Boat” sailing the North Atlantic.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan (1957 of FL)

   Wal, Major Madagan, as I live and breathe! It's so good to hear from you! I'm delighted y'all were able to attend Eva's Reunion; sounds like fun! 

    No, Sir, we here in Fayetteville were not spared by Hurricane Matthew or the earlier flooding on 09/28 at all! Cleanup is ongoing and will be for some time. Thank you so much for your concern!

    I posted some of our own personal news here:

          09/30/16 - It Won't Be Long
          10/01/16 Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo 

    Then our power went out on Saturday, 10/08 at 3:30 PM and was restored 47 hours later, on Monday, 10/10 at 2:30 PM.

    A lightening bolt zapped our water heater, and we were without hot water for a week; blessedly, a new water heater was installed last Saturday, 10/15.

    When driving home from church the next day, we found one of our normal back roads near Ft. Bragg was still closed, which was a BIG surprise, as so much more of the damage was in a different section of town.

    Later in the week it was determined that that same lightening bolt had also eliminated our heat pump (BOO!), and that remains to be fixed.

    Outside repairs began today (YAY!), so with our bedroom furniture piled in the hearth room, it's rather chaotic here, but it could have been so very much worse. We are extremely thankful that we had no injuries or more significant damage than we did! We lost our king-sized mattress plus some food, but that's all.

   Thanks again, Adonis!

    From Me ('65) of NC - 10/22/16 - "Season Premiere":


   Don't forget: Season Seven of The Walking Dead premieres tomorrow, October 23, at 9:00/8:00 on AMC!

   Be there.



“Do goofy stories make people nice? What if, in their goofiness, these stories somehow inspire that in the right way. Is that a social good?

- Matt Stone
(b. 26 May 1971

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related): -  Bonnie Barker's Yule Tree Throw & Pillow - "This elegant design will add a note of comfort to any style of decorating and will be enjoyed whenever the weather is cold. The cable patterns are beautifully designed, featuring fir trees along the centers of both throw and pillow."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - Country-Bumpkin Fried Steak - "Country-Bumpkin Fried Steak is a down-home old-fashioned favorite in the South, Midwest, and Southwest. No matter where you live, this easy skillet meal has an extra-special country-fried topping that's sure to win raves at your dinner table!" - Real Butter Cookies - "Crisp butter cookies like Mama used to make. Mmm, they melt in your mouth. Make sure you take a bite of these homemade cookies fresh out of the oven for the ultimate comfort dessert." - Hot Tomato Grits - "No true Southern breakfast would be complete without a helping of grits! And with bacon, cheese and tomatoes, you can't go wrong!"


From - 10/21/14:

A woman was arrested for shop lifting. When she went before the judge he asked her, “What did you steal?”

She replied, “A can of peaches.”

The judge asked her why she had stolen them and she replied that she was hungry. The judge then asked her how many peaches were in the can. She replied 5.

The judge then said, “I will give you 5 days in jail.”

Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment, the woman’s husband spoke up and asked the judge if he could say something.

The judge said, “What is it?”

The husband said, “She also stole a can of peas.”


1. 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

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the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Written and recorded by
Hank Williams (17 Sept 1923 – 01 Jan 1953), 1949  

Hear that lonesome whippoorwill,
He sounds too blue to fly.
The midnight train is whining low,
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

I've never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by.
The moon just went behind a cloud
To hide its face and cry.

Did you ever see a robin weep,
When leaves began to die?
That means he's lost the will to live,
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple sky.
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" midi courtesy of - 10/28/11 (sic)

"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" lyrics courtesy
of - 10/28/11 (sic)

Falling Star Image courtesy of - 10/28/11 (sic)

Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 09/05/05

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

Animated USMC Flag 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!

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

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

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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

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