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11/28/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
You've Made Me So Very Happy

ďIt isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing
that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.Ē

Dale Carnegie
(24 Nov 1888 - 01 Nov 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Soooo, are you feeling happy today??

BONUS #1 - - You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat & Tears

BONUS #2 - - You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat & Tears, 1993


"You've Made Me So Very Happy" is a song written by Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Frank Wilson and Berry Gordy, and was released first as a single in 1967 by Holloway on the Tamla label. The song was later a huge hit for jazz-rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1969...


  From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 11/27/16, @ 2:00 PM - "Jimmy Lane":

Jimmy is making progress and will move from ICU today. He had wonderful nurses, Mia and Elizabeth; I would trust them with my life and Jimmy's. Hopefully, he will come home tomorrow.

Brinkley is missing him for the long walks they take several times a day. He carries a piece of clothing belonging to Jimmy all over the house.

Jay (Lane -'68 - of VA) and Patrick have been with us during the entire time. Thank you for all the love and prayers. How could we live without prayer?  

   FABULOUS NEWS! Thank you, Linda-Linda!


   A BIG Happy Birthday today to Jennings Bryan (June '42) of VA, who is turning 91!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  The late Jimmy Key ('57) (deceased 03/21/12) AND   Randy Bearor ('64) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -   Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND    Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;

01 - My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (John Marshall HS, TX - '02 of TX

02 -   Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND   George Konstant ('65) of VA:

03 -  Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND the late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR;

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND  Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA;

05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late    Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND        Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 28, 1666 - At least 3,000 men of the Royal Scots Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns defeated about 900 Covenanter rebels in the Battle of Rullion Green.


November 28, 1943 - Tehran Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin met in Tehran, Iran, to discuss war strategy.

Monday, November 28, 1966 - Michel Micombero overthrew the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the first president.

ďAfter all is said and done, more is said than done.Ē

- Aesop
(620 B.C. - 564 B.C.)

   From My Children of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - '02) AND   Megan Fulmer Mansfield (John Marshall HS, TX - '02) of TX - 11/27/16:

     AWW! What a beautiful family! Thank you so much, Sweet Chickadees! Pass out those hugs and kisses!     

    From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 11/26/16:

So many things are a mystery to me - one example is folks taking pictures with their phone - so I endeavored to see if I could do it too.
Doing pretty well with it; so far I got the following...
4 pictures of the inside of my pocket.
3 pictures of my hand reaching for my phone
2 pictures of my nose
1 picture of the sky (nice one too).
and 1 picture of the cops as they took me away for obstructing traffic on interstate 64.

  Thanks, John Darlin'!

   From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 11/24/16 - "THE DOLLAR A YEAR MAN":

Example for all Public Servants? The Answer is . . .

By Harry M. Covert

Once we recover from those wonderful dinners, itís an exciting time to decorate for the Christmas holidays, indoor and outdoor lights, beautiful ornaments on the trees, and then the shopping thrills and bills for the season. While the season is unveiling all sorts of fun-filled activities, maybe all of the political conversations can slow down.

Several things come to light these days to warrant interesting talk during wassailing, standing under  mistletoes, Christmas caroling, and most importantly, for traditionalists praying for a white Christmas. The almanac, Google, and the National Weather Service are being ignored for the purpose of this writing. Currier and Ives paintings for the period are fantastic and cozy as we enjoy the eggnog and other beverages or even send and receive seasonal cards.

A present for all taxpayers is on the horizon. The newly elected president of these United States is setting a good example for all public servants. Heís only going to accept a salary of one dollar per year and donate the rest, $399,999, to a charity to be named. Letís all get on the list.

Again, he will join another elite group who declined presidential salaries. Herbert Hoover, the 31st president, a mining millionaire, split his pay with several charities and to his staff.

John F. Kennedy, the 35th chief executive, donated his pay to charities as he did as a senator. His daddy was a prolific money maker.

Without question these leaders earned their private wealth outside of government.

Think for a moment. How many public servants on state and local levels ever considered foregoing salaries? Of course, those who devote themselves to public service usually donít have the resources of financial independence.

How many would agree to manage cities and counties without remunerations? This is not a suggestion that they do, but it was General George Washington, a wealthy landowner in Virginia, who didnít take the money, even while he was leading the Revolutionary War. According to history, he only took expenses for his military service and was reimbursed by Congress for financing the war. His ledger is in our national archives.

Mr. Washington did turn down being king. He didnít believe in a monarchy as suggested by Alexander Hamilton.

The first president is one of two American military people to be ranked as General of the Armies. He got it posthumously.

As we get through the celebration season, maybe a campaign should get under way that governors, county executives and mayors (and those with similar titles) should be officers without pay. Then there would have to be full-fledged ethics rules and regulations not seen before. How many bankers, certified public accountants, doctors and lawyers, Indian chiefs, real estate professionals, sports coaches and players to name a few, would give up pay for public service?

Perusing such suggestion, quite naturally, isnít feasible to get such talent in the public arena. Itís a nice thought, but not pragmatic.

Well, a dollar a year is worth a lot. The new recipient has the benefit of the federal treasury, government airplanes, all kinds of chefs and food tasters. The next occupant probably wonít want to hang around Camp David more than once. His resorts and assets, like his marble and golden New York palace, may have to be consecrated for historical purposes.

Will anyone dare to temporarily rename the Blair House in honor of the new president? All right. Enough.

Please pass the ham and turkey, gravy, yeast rolls and the rest of the trimmings.

   Thank you, Harry!

  From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 11/27/15 - "Giant Ornament":

  COOL! Thank you, Tina!

ďI told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender.Ē

- Rodney Dangerfield
(22 Nov 1921 - 05 Oct 2004

 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/08/16 - "Spectacular Pictures (#28 in a series of 40)":

  Here are several really nice photos to enjoy.

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Billy!


  From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 11/20/16 - "Four Legged Soldiers (#8 in a series of 30)":

  MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, George!

Christmas Stocking -
Candy Cane Steering Wheel Cover

BONUS HAM RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related - unless ham makes you happy! ): - Ham and Bean One Pot - "A vegetable trinity of chopped onion, celery, and peppers is the crunchy, tasty start to this hearty Ham and Bean One Pot. If you've got a hungry bunch, this one is sure to stick to their ribs." -
Hearty Ham Bake - "The magic ingredient in this hearty leftover ham recipe is right in our supermarket refrigerator case. Simply bring home some refrigerated pizza crust and you'll easily make a Hearty Ham Bake that tastes sensational." -
Creamy Ham Casserole - "You'll save the day with this simple Creamy Ham Casserole. This is comfort food at its best, and it couldn't be easier to throw together even on a busy weeknight."

From - 11/26/16:

On the first day of Spring Training, a baseball scout brought a race horse with him to add to the starting line-up.

The coach asked, "What did you bring that horse here for?"

The scout replied, "Wait until you see him bat."

All the players were laughing, until the horse came to bat. At this point, the horse grabbed the bat, and everyone quieted down. They stared at the horse. The pitcher just shrugged his shoulders, and threw the ball toward home plate when astonishingly the horse hit the ball deep in the outfield.

The horse just stood there and didn't not move.

The manager yelled at the baseball scout to tell the horse to run to first base.

The scout looked back at the manager and yelled back, "If he could run, he'd be at Belmont!"


1. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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! 
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                          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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You've Made Me So Very Happy

Written by Brenda Holloway (b. 21 June 1946), Patrice Holloway (23 Mar 1951 - 03 Oct 2006),
Frank Wilson (05 Dec 1940 Ė 27 Sept 2012), and Berry Gordy Jr. (b. 28 Nov 1929), 1967

Recorded by Blood, Sweat & Tears, 1969

I lost at love before
Got mad and closed the door
But you said "Try, just once more"

I chose you for the one
Now we're having so much fun
You treated me so kind
I'm about to lose my mind
You made me so very happy
I'm so glad you came into my life

The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you

'Cause you came and you took control
You touched my very soul
You always showed me that
Loving you is where it's at
You made me so very happy
I'm so glad you came into my life
Thank you, babe
Yeah, yeah

I love you so much you see
You're even in my dreams
I can hear you
I can hear you callin' me
I'm so in love with you
All I ever want to do is
Thank you babe, thank you babe

[Instrumental Interlude]

You made me so very happy
I'm so glad you came into my life
You made me so very happy
You made me so so, so very happy, babe
I'm so glad you came
Into my life

I want to thank you, girl
Every day of my life
I want to thank you
You made me so very happy...


"You've Made Me So Very Happy" midi courtesy of - 11/27/09

"You've Made Me So Very Happy" lyrics courtesy of  - 11/27/09

"Happy on Beach" Image courtesy of - 11/27/09

Smiley Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 10/12/05

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

Animated Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Gathered Gifs at - 04/15/04

John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of - 04/26/13

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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!

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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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