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11/07/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
November Rain

“May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.”

- Irish Blessing

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Our weather here in Fayetteville has been absolutely gorgeous lately, rain or no rain.  I trust whatever weather you happen to be experiencing today wherever you are will bring you joy for one reason or another.

BONUS - - November Rain - Guns N' Roses


"November Rain" is a power ballad by American rock band Guns N' Roses, written by lead singer Axl Rose and released as a single in June 1992. It appears on the album Use Your Illusion I. It features a sweeping orchestral backing and is one of Guns N' Roses' longest songs.

"November Rain" peaked at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the longest song in history to enter the top ten of that chart.

The song is composed in the key of C major aside from the coda, which is in C minor, but since the guitars, basses and piano are tuned a half step down, the song sounds as if it is in B major and B minor.

At 8:57, it is the second-longest song on the album, the longest being the 10:16 "Coma." It is the third-longest song by Guns N' Roses, behind the 9:24 "Estranged" from Use Your Illusion II.

Its distinct symphonic overtone owes to a sweeping string arrangement, orchestrated by Rose.[1][2]:318 Most live performances during the Use Your Illusion tour lacked the orchestral backing of the song (the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards being the best-known exception).

It is the longest song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.[3] The song peaked at #3 on the chart, becoming the band's sixth and last Top 10 hit, and eighth Top 40 hit. On the radio, "November Rain" is sometimes played in a shortened version of approximately six minutes, but many classic rock stations continue to play the full version. At around seven minutes in, the song fades and then builds into a two-minute coda featuring lead guitar by lead guitarist Slash, accompanied by vocal chants. This song is listed at number six in the The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos list by Guitar World.[4] This song is also rated #9 in the Richter Scale best songs of all time. "November Rain" was voted #1 on the Rock 1000 2006, an annual countdown of the top 1,000 rock songs by New Zealand radio listeners. It was voted #2 on the Rock 1000 2007, being beaten out by "Back in Black" by AC/DC.[5] The song was placed at #140 on Pitchfork Media's Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.[6] In Chile, The song was placed at #73 on Chilean radio Rock & Pop Rock&Pop 20 Años 200 Canciones...[7]


    Happy Birthday today to    Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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;

12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL;

14 -   Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA)!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 07, 1914 - The first issue of The New Republic magazine was published.

November 07, 1914 - The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao were captured by Japanese forces.



November 07, 1941 - World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addressed the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule (the first time was earlier that year on July 2). He stated that even though 350,000 troops had been killed in German attacks so far, that the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers (a gross exaggeration) and that Soviet victory was near. - Stalin's speech - November 7, 1941 - English subtitles

His speech was followed by a military parade in Moscow, when marching through Red Square, Soviet soldiers went straight on the front line: - Soviet Military Parade at the Red Square of Moscow, November 07, 1941

November 07, 1941 - World War II: The Soviet hospital Ship Armenia was sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees, wounded military and the staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.

November 07, 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the opening of a second front in French North and West Africa.

November 07, 1944 - Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, was hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring.

November 07, 1944 -Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.


Saturday, November 7, 1964 - Actress, director, and screenwriter Troy Beyer was born Troy Yvette Beyer in New York City, New York.

Saturday, November 7, 1964 - Actor and producer Gill Holland was born John Gill Holland, Jr. in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Saturday, November 7, 1964 - Soldier and politician Philip Hollobone was born Philip Thomas Hollobone in Bromley, Kent, England.

Saturday, November 7, 1964 - Actor Li Nanxing was born Jonathan Lee Nam Chey, probably in Singapore.

Saturday, November 7, 1964 - Keyboard player and songwriter (Hothouse Flowers) Liam Ó Maonlaí was born in Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland.

Saturday, November 6, 1964 - Actress Dana Plato was born Dana Michelle Plato in Maywood, California. She committed suicide on 08 May 1999 at the age of 34 in Moore, Oklahoma.

Saturday, November 7, 1964 - Skier Bonnie St. John was born.

 From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 11/05/14 - "The Florida Code 2.0":

This one, sooooo very true.......  :)
The Florida Code

When giving directions in Florida, you must always start with the words, "take I-75," "take I-4" or "take I-95."

When crossing the border into Florida forget all driving rules you ever knew.

If you're a snowbird or a non-working retiree, you absolutely cannot drive between the hours of 6 A.M. to 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. This is considered to be RUSH HOUR and you are not in any rush. NO EXCEPTIONS. But you will drive anyway.

Freeways can only go north and south ... Not east and west except Alligator Alley.

Tolls are a fact of life, the state has to make money, so deal with it!

I-275 (Tampa area) will always be under construction ...that's the law and there is nothing anyone can do about it, period!

'A1A' and 'Alt. A1A' are the same road.

Traffic lights are not timed and never will be.

We measure the distance we travel in time - not miles.

If you travel more than 5-10 miles on any road in any part of Florida without seeing an orange barricade, you're lost!

If you miss your exit on I-75, I-4 or I-275, its perfectly acceptable to BACK UP!

Every street in Florida has both a name and a number (i.e. Adamo = Rt .60) just for the heck of it -- and also for the pleasure we get from reaction of visitors when we give them directions.

Once the light turns green, only 3 cars can go through the intersection eight more go through on yellow, and 4 more on red.

Know the difference between SunPass , SunFest , Sun-Sentinel and SunTrust.

Flip flops, tank tops and baggy shorts are also known as business casual. Plaids and stripes of different colors at the same time are the norm.

Your car's signal blinker means nothing. It should be left on at all times.

English is our first and second language.

It is perfectly acceptable to brag about the size of your emergency generator.

We have alligators here in Florida and they WILL bite you. Don't be stupid and try to feed or pet one.

When a hurricane is headed our way, even though you have advance warning and you are told to be prepared, you're not a true Floridian unless you wait until the absolute last minute to go to Home Depot to pick up plywood or to Publix to stock up water, ice, and potato chips.

You know how to spell Okeechobee. There is an Okeechobee Lake, Town, County, Boulevard, Street, and Avenue.

A true Floridian does NOT own a boat. They make friends with someone who already owns one. That way you don't have to deal with any of the headaches.

You weren't born here. If you were, you're angry that anyone else has moved here.

There's always a Walgreen's across the street from a CVS on nearly every corner - with more being built every day.

When picking up a woman on South Beach, always check for an Adams apple.

It's normal to sweat when you are putting up your holiday decorations.

In south Florida the four seasons are summer.

There is a city called 'The Villages' where over 100,000 old people live that all drive golf carts and dance in the streets. 65% of these people are swingers; the rest just got too old to care about it. (They have the highest number of cases of VD/STD in the state!) Sex Scandal Erupts in Florida Senior Citizen Community, The Villages

Jupiter is a city, not a planet.

Seniors have to do their errands during the weekdays... not weeknights or weekends... that's for the working folks.

There are three types of dolphins: Mahi-mahi, Flipper, and also a football team.

You can't say, 'this is how we did it up north'. If you think that way, then go back up north and do it that way. Just remember, I-95 and I-75 run both ways.

No matter what they decide in Tallahassee you will never, ever be able to figure out your property taxes.

Learn how to dress in layers. It will be 95 degrees outside. But inside any restaurant or business it's 65 degrees.

With the slightest hint of a hurricane your house insurance will be canceled.

The biggest Asian pythons are in the Everglades.

You want to live on a lake? Dig a hole.

Early bird dinner starts at 4 but be there at 3. Always have plastic bags in your purse or pocket for the packets of sugar, Splenda, additional servings from the buffet, etc.

True Floridians rarely go to the local beach except Miami. These are recognized by the tobacco-colored leather skin.

Don't think of going to Boca unless you are wearing at least once piece of gold lame'.

Always be observant of cars backing through store windows or into canals and swimming pools.

Note that most cars are driven by headless drivers. When seen the head always has white hair and over-sized, black wrap-around sunglasses.

This would be even funnier if it weren't so true!

     Thanks, Wayne!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/06/14 - "Eisenhower's Plane":

Eisenhower's Plane

Please give it as much coverage as you can....

Think you will find this very interesting. Hope the plane can be saved!!
Very interesting piece of American history ...

   Thank you, Dearest Judy! I hope so, too!

     From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 11/06/14 - "People Who Make Me Laugh":

  I agree...

   Oh, so do I! Thank you, Mark!


From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 11/06/14 - "Thankfulness":

  ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Catherine!

(November-related): - Lee Mathewson's Ornamental Corn Door Ornament (scroll down a bit) - Indian Corn Cone

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not particularly theme-related): - Engagement Chicken - "Want a rock? If you're looking to get married, try this recipe for Engagement Chicken. It has been proven to help you get your man to propose! Glamour Magazine has proven that this classic chicken recipe really works." - Lemon Afternoon Delight - "Indulge in easy to make dessert recipes like this heavenly Lemon Afternoon Delight. The lemon Jell-O, Cool Whip and cream cheese make a to-die-for combination." - Iris' Mashed Potato Stuffing - "Take the two best side dishes from your Thanksgiving dinner table and combine them with Mashed Potato Stuffing. This savory dish has the creamy consistency of mashed potatoes while maintaining the intricate textures that make every bite of stuffing interesting. Pump up this potato casserole with plenty of ingredients so you can have your potatoes, and eat them too."

 From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/03/14 - "Have a nice day (#14 in a series of 18)":
Six Truths in Life
1. You cannot stick your tongue out and look up at the ceiling at the same time, a physical impossibility.
2. All idiots, after reading #1 will try it.
3. And discover #1 is a lie.
4. You are smiling now because you are an idiot.
5. You soon will forward this to another idiot.
6. There is still a stupid smile on your face.
I sincerely apologize about this but I'm an idiot and I needed company... Have a bright sunny day!

    GIGGLES! Thanks, Wayne!


    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 10/27/14 - "They had only one simple job to do and still fouled it up" (#10 in a series of 19):
  They had one job to do...

   OH, NOOO! Thanks, Janice!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/01/14 - "All you animal lovers (#5 in a series of 26)":

Some of these pictures might come in handy for the newsletter. If you have used them before, it's OK not to use them. When things like this come to me I always think about you and your wonderful newsletter. Blessings.


    AWW! Thank you, Joan!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/01/14 - "Funny Stuff (#3 in a series of 20)":

I hope this starts your week with some smiles.

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!



From - 11/06/14:

Jeb and Jethro lived in the hills about 5 miles outside of town. Jeb asked Jethro to go in to town to pick up some lumber. Jethro walked the 5 miles to town to the local lumberyard.

"Jeb says we're gonna need some 4 x 2's," Jethro told the yardman.

"Do you mean 2 x 4's?" asked the yardman.

"Well, I don't rightly know, I better go ask Jeb," said Jethro and walked the 10 miles to the hills and back to town.

"Jeb says we're gonna need 2 x 4's," Jethro told the yardman.

"Now, how many 2 x 4's will you need?" asked the yardman.

"Well, I don't rightly know, I better go ask Jeb." said Jethro, and again walked the 10 miles to the hills and back to town.

"Jeb said we're gonna need about 40 of 'em," Jethro told the yardman.

"Now, how long will you need them?" asked the yardman.

"Well, I don't rightly know, I better go ask Jeb," said Jethro and yet again walked the 10 miles to the hills and back to town.

Upon returning Jethro said to the yardman, "Jeb says you better give 'em to us for a while . . . we're gonna build a barn."

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.

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   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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 November Rain

Written by Axl Rose (b. 06 Feb 1962)

Recorded by  Guns N' Roses, 1992

When I look into your eyes I can see a love restrained
But darlin' when I hold you, don't you know I feel the same? yeah
Nothin' lasts forever and we both know hearts can change
And it's hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain

We've been through this such a long long time
Just tryin' to kill the pain, ooh yeah
But lovers always come and lovers always go
An' no one's really sure who's lettin' go today, walking away

And if we take the time to lay it on the line
I could rest my head just knowin' that you were mine, all mine
So if you want to love me then darlin' don't refrain
Or I'll just end up walkin' in the cold November rain

Do you need some time on your own?
Do you need some time all alone?
Everybody needs some time on their own
Don't you know you need some time all alone?

I know it's hard to keep an open heart
When even friends seem out to harm you
But if you could heal the broken heart
Wouldn't time be out to charm you?

Sometimes I need some time on my own
Sometimes I need some time all alone
Everybody needs some time on their own
Don't you know you need some time all alone

And when your fears subside and shadows still remain, oh yeah
I know that you can love me when there's no one left to blame
So never mind the darkness we still can find a way
Nothin' lasts forever even cold November rain

Don't you think that you need somebody?
Don't you think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't you think that you need somebody?
Don't you think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't ya think that you need somebody?
Don't ya think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't ya think that you need somebody?
Don't ya think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody

"November Rain" lyrics courtesy of - 11/06/13
at the suggestion of Dale Harty of NC - 11/06/13

Image of Rain courtesy of - 10/26/09

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

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!!

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

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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

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

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