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11/08/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?

“When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am
with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you
can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand
between us. It means that if we meet again, you will know me.”

Frederick Buechner
(b. 11 July 1926)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Does Ray Charles ever sing to you, or is it just me? There's no midi today, so just let him sing to you, too.

BONUS - - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? - Ray Charles


     From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 11/06/15, 7:39 AM:

Requesting prayers for my husband, Dale (Chestnut - Nakina HS, NC - '54 - of VA), who's having a catherization for possible blockage in his leg.

   YOWZERS! Certainly, Sandi! We're praying for both of you!

    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 11/07/15, 10:33 PM:

Thanks, everyone, for your prayers! Dale was discharged from the hospital today! He's still very sore, not in much pain and has to take it easy for a couple weeks. Our friends that really know him, will realize it's going to be difficult to keep him off the golf course. Plus his blood pressure is under control. Just very glad to be Home, Sweet Home! Love you all!

   WHOO-HOO! Great news, Sandi - thanks!


    Happy Birthday today 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 tomorrow to Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),     Jacob Mansfield of TX

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

15 -    the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 08, 1923 - Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler led the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government, his first attempt at seizing power.

November 08, 1937 - The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opened in Munich.

November 08, 1939 - Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS were captured by the Germans.

November 08, 1939 - In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escaped the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.

November 08, 1940 - Greco-Italian War: The Italian invasion of Greece failed as outnumbered Greek units repulsed the Italians in the Battle of Elaia–Kalamas.

November 08, 1942 - Operation Torch United States and United Kingdom forces landed in French North Africa.

November 08, 1942 - French resistance coup in Algiers, in which 400 civilian French patriots neutralized Vichyist XIXth Army Corps after 15 hours of fighting, and arrest several Vichyst generals, allowing the immediate success of Operation Torch in Algiers.

November 08, 1986 - Vyacheslav M. Molotov died at age 96. During World War II, Molotov ordered the mass production of bottles filled with flammable liquid later called the "Molotov cocktail."


Monday, November 08, 1965 - The British Indian Ocean Territory was created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.

Monday, November 08, 1965 - The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 was given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.

Monday, November 08, 1965 - The 173rd Airborne was ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War, while the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fought one of the first set-piece engagements of the war between Australian forces and the Viet Cong at the Battle of Gang Toi.

Monday, November 08, 1965 - Baseball player and manager Jeff Blauser was born Jeffrey Michael Blauser in Los Gatos, California.

Monday, November 08, 1965 - Actor and screenwriter Craig Chester was born in West Covina, California.

Monday, November 08, 1965 - Bodybuilder and boxer Mike Matarazzo was born Michael Richard Matarazzo in Boston, Massachusetts. On 16 Aug 2014 he died in the ICU at Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, California while awaiting a heart transplant. He was 47 years old.

Monday, November 08, 1965 - Journalist and actress Dorothy Kilgallen (b. Dorothy Mae Kilgallen on 03 July 1913 in New York, New York) died apparently of a fatal combination of alcohol and barbiturates, possibly concurrent with a heart attack, in Manhattan, New York at the age of 52.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 11/07/15:

“The spirit of gratitude is always pleasant and satisfying because it carries with it a sense of helpfulness to others; it begets love and friendship, and engenders divine influence. Gratitude is said to be the memory of the heart.”

- Joseph F. Smith
Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1918)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

     From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 11/07/15 - "Two Deaths to Report":

Hello Miss Carol:

Hope this finds you well and having no problems physically as you recently experienced.

You may know of these two deaths of family members of classmates of the N.N.H.S. class of 1957.

1. William “Billy” Murray Dick, Class of 1953. Billy was 81. He was a resident of Newport News, VA, Jacksonville, FL and Richmond, VA. He passed away on October 28, 2015. His funeral was held on November 4 at Peninsula Funeral Home. He was the brother of
Agnes Mae Dick Kump, Class of 1957.

 Robert D. Burns, Sr., 77, husband of Gloria Claudine Hand, Class of 1957. He passed away on November 5, 2015. The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home on Sunday, November 8, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. ….. a graveside service will be held on Monday, Nov. 9th at 11:00 am. In Peninsula Memorial Park in N.N..……The obituary is in the paper on Saturday, November 7th. I had the opportunity to meet Gloria’s family when they came in to the Funeral Home on Friday. What delightful people they are. We had great conversation. Gloria’s sister, Nancy, graduated in 1961 with my wife, Patty Andrews Mays, and has passed away. I know her older sister, Lib Hand Howard, as her family lived behind my late in-laws home in Glendale.

My sincere condolences go to each of these families. Agnes Mae Dick Kump’s husband, Bill, formerly worked part time at the funeral home. He was an Attorney and ordained Episcopal minister. All of these are really great people and I consider it a privilege to be acquainted in some fashion with each.

Take care and my best regards to you for all you do.

Fred Mays, class of 1960

   Thanks so much, Fred! I have made the corrections and additions to those Memorial Newsletters. I was saddened to hear about Nancy. I have not been able to find any record of her death anywhere, but I will be adding her to the Memorial page for her class soon.

   As for my health, I fear my attempts to downplay everything have led to a serious miscommunication. Whereas I have better days than others, I have osteoarthritis in both knees and both hips. It is degenerative and progressive. That progress doesn't include getting better. The pain is constant, and runs from bad to excruciating. On October 7 I switched from using one cane to two, much like a skier. For reasons I've mentioned several times before, surgery is not an option for me. I really can't complain, as many, many people suffer constant pain far worse than mine, but it is what it is. Thank you for your concern!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/07/15 - "Sweet Mama Dog":

God don't make mistakes.

     Thank you so much, Billy!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/07/15:

     SO VERY, VERY TRUE! This one, for instance: - Polly Plum's Blizzard Warning

   I'm expecting out of state company on Wednesday, I have a bazillion things to do, I have zero time and even less energy, and even though I have completed several projects lately, I still have a few Works in Progress, and yet... and yet (yes, I KNOW that's redundant; just humor me here!)... and YET this pattern keeps wafting through my mind, coupled with the taunt, "You EVEN have all the yarn (well, MOST of it, anyway )!"


Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and just give her a house.”

- Rod Stewart
(b. 10 Jan

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/25/15 - "Cruel and Funny Lies Parents Told Their Children (#8 in a series of 17)":

  Thanks, Haul Party!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/28/15 - "Redneck Technology (#8 in a series of 19)":


    Thanks, Ruthie!


BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Fall-related): - Mary Jane Protus' One Skein Throw

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related): - Lazy Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken - "This recipe for Lazy Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken takes almost all the work out of making a tasty lemon-flavored chicken dinner. Toss the ingredients together in your slow cooker and after just four hours, you'll have a flavorful meal ready to go! Made with a mixture of frozen lemonade, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar, this lemon chicken recipe has a tasty twist unlike any other citrus-y chicken dish." - Unbeatable Mississippi Mud Bars - "You've probably heard of Mississippi Mud cakes and Mississippi Mud pies, but what about a dessert bar recipe variation? Follow this easy recipe for Unbeatable Mississippi Mud Bars and learn how to make an easy-to-share version of this delicious dessert. Your friends and family will be begging you for the recipe once they try a piece." - Bree's Garlic Green Beans - "Dress up any dinner spread with these easy Fancy Green Beans. Sautéed, crispy prosciutto gives these green beans a wonderful salty flavor and a delicious crunch. Garlic and olive oil really bring out the veggies' natural tastes while Parmesan cheese adds a subtle nuttiness to the whole dish. You can pair this with your favorite meatloaf or chicken dishes. Since these are so full of flavor, you will be able to convince your kids to eat their vegetables without much trouble."



From - 11/07/15:

Q: How many data base people does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Three: One to write the light bulb removal program, one to write the light bulb insertion program, and one to act as a light bulb administrator to make sure that nobody else tries to change the bulb at the same time.

1. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 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 11/08/15

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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Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?

Recorded by
Ray Charles (23 Sept 1930 - 10 June 2004), 1984

Do I ever cross your mind
Darlin' do you ever see
Some situation somewhere, somehow
Triggers your memory
And do you ever wonder
What became of all the time
And darlin' do I ever, ever cross your mind

Do you ever want to know
If all dreams go on endlessly
Or do they just run down
Somehow and gradually become
The custody of that melancholy jailer father time
And darlin' do I ever, ever cross your mind
Do I ever cross your mind
uninvited - when you're lonely
Or does that only, only happen to me
And don't you ever wonder
What became of all the time
And darlin' do I ever, ever cross your mind

Do I ever cross your mind
Uninvited when you're lonely
Or does that only, only happen to me
And don't you ever wonder
What became of all the time
And darlin' do I ever, ever cross your mind
And darlin' do I ever, ever cross your mind

"Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?" lyrics courtesy
of - 11/08/10

Question Mark Title clip art courtesy of - 11/08/10

Animated Pastel Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/17/05

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

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

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

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

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

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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