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10/24/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Sunny

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on,
and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.”

- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(04 July 1804 - 19 May 1864)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    If there's no sun where you are today, then just shine yourself.  

BONUS #1 - - Sunny - Marvin Gaye, 1966

BONUS #2 - - Sunny - Stevie Wonder, 1968

BONUS #3 - - Sunny - Boney M, 2006


"Sunny" is the name of a song written by Bobby Hebb. It is one of the most covered popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".

Hebb wrote the song after 22 November 1963, the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Hebb's older brother Harold was killed in a knife fight outside a Nashville nightclub. Hebb was devastated by both events and many critics say that those events inspired the tune. According to Hebb, he wrote the song as an expression of a preference for a "sunny" disposition over a "lousy" disposition.[1] Certainly, events influenced Bobby's songwriting, but his timeless melody, crossing over into R&B (#3 on U.S. R&B chart) Country and Pop (#2 on U.S. Pop chart), together with the optimistic lyrics, came from the artist's desire to express that one should always "look at the bright side" - a direct quote from the author. Hebb has said about "Sunny":

"All my intentions were just to think of happier times – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low tide. After I wrote it, I thought "Sunny" just might be a different approach to what Johnny Bragg was talking about in 'Just Walkin' in the Rain'"... 


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND  Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA AND   Owen Smith ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

October 24, 1795 - Partitions of Poland: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia.

October 24, 1943 - The Provisional Government of Free India formally declared war on Britain and the United States of America.

October 24, 1944 -The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, and the battleship Musashi were sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

October 24, 1945 - The United Nations (UN) was formally established less than a month after the end of World War II.

October 24, 1945 - Vidkun Quisling of Norway, one of the most prominent collaborators of the Nazis, was executed.

Saturday, October 24, 1964 - Northern Rhodesia gained independence from the United Kingdom and became the Republic of Zambia (Southern Rhodesia remained a colony until the next year, with the Unilateral Declaration of Independence).

Saturday, October 24, 1964 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Rosana Arbelo was born Rosana Arbelo Gopar on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

Saturday, October 24, 1964 - Politician Paul Bonwick was born in Canada.

Saturday, October 24, 1964 - Ice hockey player Ray LeBlanc was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Saturday, October 24, 1964 - Basketball player Doug Lee was born Douglas Edward Lee in Washington, Illinois.

Saturday, October 24, 1964 - Footballer and manager Dmitri Gorkov was born Dmitri Anatolyevich Gorkov (Дмитрий Анатольевич Горьков) in Russia.

Saturday, October 24, 1964 - Lawyer and politician Janele Hyer-Spencer was born, probably in Illinois.

Saturday, October 24, 1964 - Computer programmer Paul Vigay was born in Croydon, England. On 20 Feb 2009 in Portsmouth, England. Vigay's body was found off Portsmouth beach  after being reported missing the previous evening.[4] Police said that it remained unclear whether he committed suicide or died accidentally. Vigay was 44 years old.

Saturday, October 24, 1964 - Mountaineer Toni Kinshofer (born on 16 Feb 1931 in Germany), died died in a fall in the climbing area of Battert near Baden-Baden in the Black Forest at the age of 33.

     From Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/23/14 - "Error":

In one of your inserts yesterday, your contributor wrote, "There is a reason that our national motto is, IN GOD WE TRUST."

Actually, our national motto is "E Pluribus Unum" (From Many One, which presumably includes those who trust God and those who don't). The statement about God (cited above) was added to money in our lifetimes.

   Thank you, Frank! It would seem that we're both correct this time.


"In God we trust" was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956 as an alternative or replacement to the unofficial motto of E pluribus unum, which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted in 1782...[1][2]

"In God we trust" first appeared on U.S. coins in 1864[3] and has appeared on paper currency since 1957.[4] Some secularists object to its use...[5]

The phrase appears to have originated in "The Star-Spangled Banner", written during the War of 1812. The fourth stanza includes the phrase, "And this be our motto: 'In God is our Trust...'" 


...A law passed by the 84th Congress (P.L. 84-140) and approved by the President on July 30, 1956, the President approved a Joint Resolution of the 84th Congress, declaring IN GOD WE TRUST the national motto of the United States. IN GOD WE TRUST was first used on paper money in 1957, when it appeared on the one-dollar silver certificate. The first paper currency bearing the motto entered circulation on October 1, 1957...

    So, July 30, 1956, hmm? That was 23 days after your ninth birthday, and exactly one month before mine. Let's see, that was a Monday, Eisenhower was still in his first term, so the real question is, what was I wearing? And the answer is... the answer is..... "I DON'T KNOW!"

   Thanks again, Frank! It's always a good idea to keep me on my toes!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 10/23/14 - "Class of '64 reunion photos":

   Thanks so much, Jean! I'll be sharing a few of these great images on each Newsletter starting very soon!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 10/22/14 - "Beer":

This is alarming and scary stuff!

Beer contains female hormones! Yes, that's right, FEMALE hormones!

Last month, Montreal University scientists released the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer.

Men should take a concerned look at their beer consumption. The theory is that beer contains female hormones (hops contain Phytoestrogens) and that by drinking enough beer, men turn into women.

To test the theory, 100 men each drank eight large drafts of beer within a one hour period.

It was then observed that 100% of the test subjects, yes, 100% of all these men:

1) Argued over nothing.
2) Refused to apologize when obviously wrong.
3) Gained weight.
4) Talked excessively without making sense.
5) Became overly emotional.
6) Couldn't drive.
7) Failed to think rationally, and
8) Had to sit down while urinating.

No further testing was considered necessary!!

     Thanks, Jimmy!

  From My Former Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona McAllister (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of UT - 10/23/14 - "What You Need to Know About 6-Foot Trick-or-Treaters":

What You Need to Know About 6-Foot Trick-or-Treaters

   Thank you, Bethany! This selection rang a particularly poignant chord with me!

     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 10/23/14 - "Mercury Glass Tree Project": 

Mercury Glass Tree Project

   Thanks, Sarah Sugah! These are gorgeous!


    From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 10/23/14 - "Don't Give Up!":

  AMEN! Thank you, Catherine!

From My Friend, Cheryl, of TX - 10/23/14 - "Calories":

  So THAT'S why my clothes don't fit!!!

        Thanks, Cheryl! That explains everything!  


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

  INDEED! Thank you, Joan!

BONUS CROCHET SUN PATTERNS: - Kristine's Little Sunshine Appliqué - Rachel Choi's Sun Appliqué - Debbie Williams' Sun Motif

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - Slow Cooker Pork 'n' Beans - "The tastes of long cooking don't always require us to be tied to the kitchen. That's why we know you'll love our version of Slow Cooker Pork'n'Beans, 'cause our cooker does all the work!" - Banana Pudding Cake - "Make sure to loosen your belt buckle because you'll certainly wanna save room for this moist Banana Pudding Cake." - Pickled Sausage Rolls - "Mr. Food first had Pickled Sausage Rolls when he was in the Carolinas on a road trip from New York to Florida. The only difference in those was that the dough was made from scratch. Honestly, you won't be able to tell the difference!"


From - 10/23/14:

One of the courses I taught when I was a college professor was Freshman English.

To my first class of students I described the basic parts of an essay: "Remember, the three parts of an essay are the Introduction, the Body, and the Confusion". 

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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 Written by Bobby Hebb,1963
(26 July 1938 – 03 Aug 2010)

Recorded by Marvin Gaye, 1966
(02 Apr 1939 – 01 Apr 1984)

Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain.
Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain.
The dark days are gone, and the bright days are here,
My Sunny one shines so sincere.
Sunny one so true, I love you.

Sunny, thank you for the sunshine bouquet.
Sunny, thank you for the love you brought my way.
You gave to me your all and all.
Now I feel ten feet tall.
Sunny one so true, I love you.

Sunny, thank you for the truth you let me see.
Sunny, thank you for the facts from A to C.
My life was torn like a wind-blown sand,
And the rock was formed when you held my hand.
Sunny one so true, I love you.

Sunny, thank you for the smile upon your face.
Sunny, thank you for the gleam that shows its grace.
You're my spark of nature's fire,
You're my sweet complete desire.
Sunny one so true, I love you.

Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain...

"Sunny" midi courtesy of -10/24/10

"Sunny" lyrics courtesy of - 10/24/10

Sun Title clip art courtesy of -10/24/10

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

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

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 Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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