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10/23/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Keep on the Sunny Side

The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad,
like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.”

- Henry Adams
(16 Feb 1838 - 27 Mar 1918)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Do you have "comfort movies" that you just like to watch again and again?  I have several.  This song is featured in one of them - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). 

BONUS - - Keep on the Sunny Side - The Whites - This slide show is hysterical!


Keep On the Sunny Side is a popular American song originally written in 1899 by Ada Blenkhorn (1858–1927) with music by J. Howard Entwisle (1866–1903). The song was popularized in a 1928 recording by the Carter Family. A recording of the song with The Whites was featured in the 2000 movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

In 1899 Ada Blenkhorn was inspired to write the Christian hymn by a phrase used by her nephew. Blenkhorn's nephew was disabled and always wanted his wheelchair pushed down "the sunny side" of the street. The Carter Family learned of the song from A. P. Carter's uncle who was a music teacher, and they recorded the song in Camden, New Jersey in 1928. "Keep on the Sunny Side" became their theme song on the radio in later years. A.P. Carter's tombstone has a gold record of the song embedded in it.[1][2]


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Susan Perkins Best ('63) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

30 -   Virginia Gall (February '48) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

October 23, 1941 - Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov took command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.

October 23, 1942 - The Battle for Henderson Field began during the Guadalcanal Campaign; it ended on October 26.

October 23, 1942 - Second Battle of El Alamein: At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery began a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt.

October 23, 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf – The largest naval battle in history began in the Philippines.

October 23, 1944 - The Soviet Red Army entered Hungary.

October 23, 1998 - Japan nationalized its first bank since World War II.  

Friday, October 23, 1964 - Bass player and songwriter (Metallica, Black Label Society, Suicidal Tendencies, and Infectious Grooves) Robert Trujillo was born Roberto Agustin Trujillo in Santa Monica, California.

Friday, October 23, 1964 - Historian and journalist Frank Luther Mott, winner of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book, A History of American Magazines (born on 04 Apr 1886 in Rose Hill, Iowa), died in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 78.

      From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 10/21/14 - "To Be Beautiful Is Human; To Be Unique, Divine":
   Thank you so much, Charis! Once again you (perhaps assisted this time by Prokofiev) have reduced me to tears! 

     From Me ('65) of NC - 10/22/14 - "12-Year-Old Girl (Taylor Ware) Impresses The Judges With Her Yodeling": 

    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 10/22/14 - "Be a Reflection":

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jimmy!

From My Friend, April, of NC - 10/22/14 - "Just Stop":

  Thanks, April!

From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA and NC - 10/22/14 - "Holiday Salads":

  WOW! Thanks, LaMerle!
Thanksgiving Salad Christmas Salad

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/23/14 - "A little food for the soul (#22 in a series of 28)":

  INDEED! Thank you, Joan!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry, not theme related): - Midnight Rainbow Crochet Phone Cover - "This crochet cell phone cover with detachable strap is not only pretty, but also very practical! Use it without strap to protect your cell phone worn in the bag or attach the strap and hang it around your neck, for example, to have your hands free at the playground or hearing music while driving a bike, etc." - Beverly Mewhorter's Boo Ghosts - "This trio will surely scare up a giggle from all trick or treaters!" - Giant Spiderweb Decor - "This GIANT Spiderweb will give your house the perfect SPOOKY look for Halloween! It is very fast & easy to work up! You can make them in all different sizes & put them all over your house - outside & in!":

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - Homestyle One Pot Goulash - "Enjoy the comforts of home-cooking just like grandma used to make with this super simple recipe for Homestyle One Pot Goulash. With a medley of delicious flavors like ground beef, onion, green pepper, mushroom, tomato and more, it's easy to see why this goulash is a crowd pleaser every time it's served. Best of all, this one pot recipe minimizes the cleanup you'll have to do after you're done enjoying your meal, because let's face it: no one wants to do a ton of dishes after eating a delicious dinner like this one!" - Farm Stand One Pot Wonder - "This Farm Stand One Pot Wonder is the perfect easy weeknight dinner solution because it cuts down on preparation and clean-up time! Ham, potatoes, onion, green beans and corn are all cooked together in one pot to create a complete meal. This one pot wonder is perfect for lazy nights when you don't want to fuss over a difficult dinner. Just place all the ingredients in a pot and let it cook! The combined foods add flavor to each other to create a delicious meal in no time." - Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini - "Remember that chicken tetrazzini recipe that your mom used to make when you were a kid? Well, Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini is even better! Just throw the ingredients together and let it simmer in the slow cooker. You only need to spend ten minutes in the kitchen to prepare this delectable dish. The combination of pasta, chicken, and cheese makes this slow cooker chicken recipe a hearty must-have meal. Your family will beg for this amazing dinner recipe week after week."


From - 10/22/14:

A hysterical call came to the fire department, and it went like this: "Help me, please help me; there is a cat meowing and yowling with frequency and urgency. It is going to hurt me, it's going to kill me; can you please help me, and send the fire squad right away?"

"Take it easy, cats don’t hurt us, just relax wait until he leaves."

"You don’t understand! It is going to bite me, it is going to kill me, it is going to be fatal!"

"Cats aren’t like snakes or spiders that are poisonous. By the way, who is calling?"

"I’m Josephine’s parrot, you jerk! Help me! Please, please help!"

1. Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 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 10/17/14

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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Keep On the Sunny Side

Words by Ada Blenkhorn (1858–1927), 1899

Music by J. Howard Entwisle (1866–1903), before 1902

Recorded by The Whites, before 2000

 There's a dark and a troubled side of life;
There's a bright and a sunny side, too;
Tho' we meet with the darkness and strife,
The sunny side we also may view.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life;
It will help us ev'ry day, it will brighten all the way,
If we keep on the sunny side of life.

Tho' the storm in its fury break today,
Crushing hopes that we cherished so dear,
Storm and cloud will in time pass away,
The sun again will shine bright and clear.

Let us greet with a song of hope each day,
Tho' the moments be cloudy or fair;
Let us trust in our Savior alway,
Who keepeth everyone in His care.

"Keep on the Sunny Side" midi courtesy of - 10/09/11

"Keep on the Sunny Side" lyrics courtesy of - 10/09/11

Sunny Face Image courtesy of - 10/09/11

Rising Sun Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/11/05

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

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

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08 

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

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

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

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