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10/24/16 - 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 - Stevie Wonder

BONUS #2 - - 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'"... 

   The Jewish holiday of Shmini Atzeret began last evening and will end tonight at sundown:


   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.

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.


Monday, October 24, 1966 - Businessman and politician Roman Abramovich was born Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (Рома́н Арка́дьевич Абрамо́вичin) in Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Monday, October 24, 1966 - Academic and politician Simon Danczuk was born Simon Christopher Danczuk in Rochdale, Lancashire, England.

Monday, October 24, 1966 - Mathematician and historian Sofya Yanovskaya (b. Sofya Aleksandrovna Yanovskaya [Софья Александровна Яновская] on 31 Jan 1896 in Pruzhany, a town near Brest) died from diabetes in Moscow Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 10/23/15:

“There are … so many kinds of voices in the world. We are surrounded by persuasive voices, beguiling voices, belittling voices, sophisticated voices, and confusing voices. I might add that these are loud voices. I admonish you to turn the volume down and to be influenced instead by that still, small voice which will guide you to safety.” 

- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

   From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/23/16 - "Hurricane Matthew":

Hi, Carol:

Well, you all did get hammered by the storm. My sister Sally ('63) had a large limb crash through the roof of the house in Annandale, VA just before they moved to Hampton, so I can visualize the damage you all sustained. The electrical damage sounds severe, and it seems to affect all appliances in failure or lack of efficiency.

It is so good to hear from you. I place a limit on the time I spend on the Internet or using the computer, which explains my absence on Facebook and little appearance at your website. Trying to spend more time in the Word and become a better student of God’s Word. I found that when we lived in Newport News, VA that I was a terrible teacher in our Bible Study Group, and while having no desire to ever again teach, I want to absorb the Precepts that I failed to recognize when I had that responsibility.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe NNHS 1957 - Florida.

   Thank you, Adonis, that's a very worthy goal! It's interesting to me how my own perspectives and priorities change every few years, and it's good to know that I'm not unique in that! 

 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 10/22/16:


SO TRUE! Thank you, Jerry!



  From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 10/23/16:

EXACTLY! Thanks, Carlene!



“If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research.

Wilson Mizner
(19 May 1876 - 03 Apr 1933

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 - 10/23/16:

The owner of a aircraft manufacturing company stopped by the aircraft testing airfield to check on the newest test pilot.

He asked the supervisor how the new guy was doing.

"Terrible! He has already crashed four planes this week!"

The owner exclaimed, "How is this possible? Where did he work before coming here?"

The supervisor replied, "He designed Windows software for Microsoft."


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

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


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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

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

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 Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

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

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

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