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11/04/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Man That Got Away

To find yourself jilted is a blow to your pride. Do your best
to forget it and if you don't succeed, at least pretend to.”

(15 Jan 1622 - 17 Feb 1673)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Did you ever notice how sometimes a song gets into your head and just won't go away?  As it did last year, this one has been playing reruns in my head for several days now.  Maybe it's a seasonal thing ....

BONUS #1 - - The Man That Got Away - clip of Judy Garland from "A Star Is Born" (1954)

BONUS #2 - - The Man That Got Away - Judy Garland, London Palladium, 1964

BONUS #3 - - The Man That Got Away - Barbra Streisand


"The Man that Got Away" is a popular song, published in 1953 and was written for the 1954 version of the movie A Star Is Born. The music was written by Harold Arlen, and the lyrics by Ira Gershwin. In 1955 it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1]

Arlen had originally collaborated with Johnny Mercer, who wrote lyrics that began "I've seen Sequoia, it's really very pretty, the art of Goya, and Rockefeller City, but since I saw you, I can't believe my eyes."[2] The Gershwin Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin contains a typescript draft of the lyrics with Ira Gershwin's handwritten changes.

The best-known recording of this song was made by Judy Garland with the Warner Bros. orchestra under the direction of Ray Heindorf using an arrangement by Skip Martin. Judy's performance of the song in A Star is Born is unusual for being filmed in one continuous shot. In the finished take, Garland (as Esther Blodgett) performs the song during an after hours rehearsal session in a smoky nightclub.

"The Man That Got Away" is arguably the most important single musical sequence in the entire film. As one of the first things filmed for the movie, it was photographed in three different costumes on three different occasions, in over forty different partial or complete takes. Judy Garland prerecorded the song on September 3, 1953 and the number was first filmed on Wednesday, October 21, 1953...


   Happy Birthday today to the ever gorgeous    Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND     My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of MD AND My Grandson,   Thomas Harty of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57)
AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA;

07 -     Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;

08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA;

09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),     Jacob Mansfield of MD;

10 - The United States Marine Corps - 1775, Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57),  David Wittan ('57),    Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND  the late   Steve Pullen ('65) (deceased 22 Apr 2012);

11 -    David Bell ('64) of NJ!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 4, 1939 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons by belligerents.

November 4, 1942 - Second Battle of El Alamein – Disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel led his forces on a five-month retreat. It was a major victory for the British.

November 4, 1944 - Bitola Liberation Day

November 4, 1955 - After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopened with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.


Monday, November 4, 1963 - Singer and guitarist (Zébulon) Marc Déry was born in Mascouche, Quebec, Canada.

Monday, November 4, 1963 - Singer and actress Rosario Flores was born in Madrid, Spain.

Monday, November 4, 1963 - Ice hockey coach Michel Therrien was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Monday, November 4, 1963 - Singer Lena Zavaroni was born Lena Hilda Zavaroni in Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland. From the age of 13 she suffered from anorexia nervosa which became clinical depression two years later at the age of 15. Lena died on 01 Oct 1999 at the age of 35 from pneumonia.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/03/13 - "Looking Good Tips and Little Red Corvette": (Preview) Grandpa Bill's Train Town--Awesome.
Aww, sweet! (Preview) Why Pilots Love What The Do.


My mom has a lead foot, so I was not surprised when a state trooper pulled us over as we were driving through Georgia. Hoping to get off with a warning, Mom tried to appear shocked when he walked up to the car.

"I have never been stopped like this before," she said to the officer.

"What do they usually do, ma'am," he asked, "shoot the tires out?"


Even though my Ecuadorian son-in-law is fluent in English, he translates some figures of speech too literally. When I commented that he and my daughter are about the same age, but she looks much younger, he agreed.

"Yes," he said. "A lot of people think I stole the crib."


Word Origination

As a young boy, I used to climb out my bedroom window and walk across the roof to a place where my father mounted a Weather Vane. The old fashioned provincial one. The Rooster with the arrow on the front and feather on the back. I would imagine that wind came from somewhere far away, was now here and going somewhere else. The I noticed the wind direction markers North East West South. I realized that spelled NEWS. That was when I understood and discovered that words origin.

~ Dr. Ron Grassi


Gratitude Quotes

"The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have."
- Yiddish Proverb

"Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough."
- Garrison Keillor

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."
- Frederick Koenig

"Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted."
- Denis Waitley

"Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are."
- Marianne Williamson

"With gratitude, all life appears as a blessing - without gratitude, all of life is perceived as a burden."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


From Looking Good:

How to Choose the Best Fitting Jeans

By far, blue jeans are the most important clothing in today's wardrobe. Because they are durable and can be worn with just about anything, they are universal.

Why is it that you have one or two favorite pairs that you wear most of the time? It's probably because you have found a style and color that looks best on your shape. Unfortunately, they eventually wear out, you gain or lose a few pounds, or you throw them out for a new trend.

If you would rather go to the dentist then shop for new jeans, you're not alone. Just the thought of trying on multiple pairs of jeans in the fitting rooms can make the strongest of us cringe in fear. We've got some shopping tips to help you find a pair that will flatter your figure and cut down on the stress involved when you find a pair that looks great on the rack -- but not so good on you.

Plan Ahead

Set aside plenty of time when you begin your quest for a good pair of jeans. If you're in a hurry, you'll probably make some bad decisions and end up returning the jeans to the store.

Choose a Good Fit

Don't buy jeans because you like the size on the label. Sizes and cuts vary widely by the brand, so start with your general size range and don't be reluctant to choose a size larger than what you usually get. A comfortable pair of jeans that fit well will look the best on you.

The Darker the Color, the Better

If you're concerned about extra weight, stay away from light-colored or stonewashed jeans. Dark (indigo) blue and black denim jeans with some added Lycra will make you look slimmer and will go with just about anything. Choose angled back pockets to help minimize your backside and stay away from jeans that have no pockets at all.

Look for a Long Hem

When you go shopping, wear a pair of shoes with heels that are similar to what you usually wear with jeans. For thinner-looking legs, the hem of the jeans should cover a good part of your shoes and almost reach the floor. Keep in mind that when jeans shrink, so can the length -- so it's better to go with the longer pair.

Go with the Boot Cut

Stay away from large flare legs that will add bulk or skinny legs that look silly. Boot cut jeans have just the right amount of curve at the bottom of the legs to look stylish and make your legs appear longer.

Trends are Ok

If you've been dying to try a pair of low-rise hipsters, go ahead. Just make sure that you're comfortable wearing them and they aren't so low that you've got too much showing. Wear a pair of bikini panties underneath so you don't have "granny panties" ruining your fashionable look.

Get a Second Opinion

Take along a friend who is also shopping for jeans. Sometimes a different perspective is all you need to point you in the right direction. If you both like how a pair looks on you, chances are, it's a good choice.

Reduce Fading

To minimize fading, wash your jeans inside-out, in cold water with a mild detergent.


Little Red Corvette

It was a 1979 Red Corvette.

It was used when I bought it but it held up well. Corvettes weren't the best-built cars in the world but before I married, I liked fast, sleek cars.

The Corvette taught me a lasting lesson when the driver's outside door handle broke.

The Vette didn't have a regular door handle. It was actually a plate that was flush with the top of the door that you pushed in. One day the mechanism on the inside of the door broke and when you pushed down to open the door, nothing happened.

The Vette was also expensive to work on. Parts were high and you usually had to take it to a Vette specialist to get it fixed. I was on a budget and I was pretty good at fixing things, so I decided I would do it myself. I already had a mechanics repair manual for the Vette.

As I read the steps to fix the door mechanism, I saw that it was an all-day job so I decided to wait until I had all day.

It was two months before I had a free day to work on the Vette.

During those two months, each time I got into the Vette, I had to open the passenger door, crawl over the console, and open the driver's door.

"So what?" you ask.

I never took a door handle for granted again.

It became another of life's little things that I was thankful for.

We have so many things that we take for granted.
We are never thankful for them.
They are just there.
We use them daily,
some hourly,
some every minute,
some every second.

We don't miss it unless it breaks and it's no longer there or it is threatened. Then it becomes important.

It has been over ten years since the broken handle on the Vette, but each time I get in my car and the handle works, I'm thankful.

It's just one more handle on life that I am thankful for.

~A MountainWings Original~

   Thank you, Shari!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - Anna's Autumn Garland - Lianka Azulay's Princess Crocodile Stitch Baby Blanket - "Make a little one feel like royalty with the Princess Crocodile Stitch Baby Blanket. Learn how to crochet the crocodile stitch with this lovely pattern. Making a crochet baby blanket using different crochet stitches doesn't have to be difficult. This intermediate crocodile stitch blanket is great for crocheters looking to try something new."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

From the Pioneer Woman: - Pork Roast with Apples and Onions - with tutorial!



2 pkgs. yeast
1 1/2 c. boiling water
1/3 c. shortening
3 tsp. salt
5 1/2 c. sifted flour
1/2 c. warm water
1 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. honey
2 unbeaten eggs

Soften yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. In separate bowl combine 1 1/2 cups boiling water, oatmeal, shortening, honey and salt. Cool to lukewarm. Add softened yeast; mix well. Blend in eggs. Add flour, mix thoroughly until dough is blended. Place in a large greased bowl, turn once to grease surface; cover. Store in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Shape in 2 loaves on floured surface. Place in greased loaf pans, cover. Let rise in warm place until double, about 2 hours. Bake 1 hour at 375 degrees.

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/28/12 - "Christian cartoons" (#4 in a Series of 10):
  Christian cartoons for a change !!

  Have a great day, Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death...

   GREAT! Thanks, Joan!



From - 11/03/13:

Q: What do you call a midget fortuneteller on the run from the law?

A: A small medium at large.


1. Thursday, November 7, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 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 10/02/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take 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 Man That Got Away

Music by Harold Arlen (15 Feb 1905 – 23 Apr 1986) for A Star Is Born (1954)

Lyrics by Ira Gershwin (06 Dec 1896 – 17 Aug 1983)

Recorded by Judy Garland (10 June 1922 – 22 June 1969), 1953

The night is bitter,
The stars have lost their glitter;
The winds grow colder
And suddenly you're older -
And all because of the man that got away.

No more his eager call,
The writing's on the wall;
The dreams you dreamed have all
Gone astray.

The man that won you
Has gone off and undone you.
That great beginning
Has seen the final inning.
Don't know what happened. It's all a crazy game!

No more that all-time thrill,
For you've been through the mill -
And never a new love will
Be the same.

Good riddance, good-bye!
Ev'ry trick of his you're on to.
But, fools will be fools -
And where's he gone to?

The road gets rougher,
It's lonelier and tougher.
With hope you burn up -
Tomorrow he may turn up.
There's just no letup the live-long night and day!

Ever since this world began
There is nothing sadder than
A one-man woman looking for
The man that got away...
The man that got away.

"The Man That Got Away" midi courtesy of midi courtesy of - 11/03/11

The Man That Got Away
" lyrics courtesy of - 11/04/11

Image of Open Locket courtesy of - 11/03/11

 Hearts and Bows Divider Line clip art courtesy of – 02/05/08

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

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of - 08/01/10

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!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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