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01/01/16 - NNHS Newsletter
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

- Benjamin Franklin
(17 Jan 1706 - 17 Apr 1790)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Here we are - a brand new year! 

BONUS #1 - - Lead, Kindly Light - Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 2009

BONUS #2 - - Lead, Kindly Light - with a little vintage gift book from 1902

BONUS #3 - - Lead, Kindly Light - St. Cecilia Parish Choir, Boston

BONUS #4 - - Lead, Kindly Light - Amelita Galli-Curci, December 22, 1925.

BONUS #5 - - Lead, Kindly Light - Brigham City. Utah Priesthood Choir

BONUS #6 - - Lead, Kindly Light - Instrumental, 2012

BONUS #7 - - Lead, Kindly Light - A Combined Choir from the Provo LDS Missionary Training Center, 2012


Lead, Kindly Light is a hymn with words written in 1833 by John Henry Newman as a poem titled "the Pillar of Cloud". In some hymnals, one may find a fourth verse added by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr. It is usually sung to the tune Lux Benigna, composed by John Bacchus Dykes in 1865; or to Alberta, by William H Harris. Libera, a London-based boys choir, released a new interpretation of the song with an original composition and additional Latin lyrics by their musical director, Robert Prizeman, as track 10 in their album Peace (March 2010).[1][2]

As a young priest, John Newman became sick while in Italy and was unable to travel for almost three weeks. In his own words:

Before starting from my inn, I sat down on my bed and began to sob bitterly. My servant, who had acted as my nurse, asked what ailed me. I could only answer, "I have a work to do in England." I was aching to get home, yet for want of a vessel I was kept at Palermo for three weeks. I began to visit the churches, and they calmed my impatience, though I did not attend any services. At last I got off in an orange boat, bound for Marseilles. We were becalmed for whole week in the Straits of Bonifacio, and it was there that I wrote the lines, Lead, Kindly Light, which have since become so well known.

Lead, Kindly Light was sung by a soloist on the RMS Titanic during a hymn-singing gathering led by Rev. Ernest C. Carter, shortly before the ocean liner struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912.[3]



New Year's Day falls on January 1 and marks the start of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar. It marks the end of New Year's Eve celebrations in the United States and gives many Americans a chance to remember the previous year.

What do people do?

The start of New Year's Day, at midnight, is heralded by fireworks, parties and special events, which are often televised. Very few people have to work on the day itself. For many it is a day of recovery from the New Year's Eve celebrations the previous night. In some towns and cities, parades are held and special football games are played. The birth of the first baby in the New Year is often celebrated with gifts to his or her parents and appearances in local newspapers and on local news shows. Many people make New Year's resolutions. These are usually promises to themselves that they will improve something in their own lives. Common New Year's resolutions are to stop smoking or drinking alcohol, to lose weight, exercise more or to live a healthier lifestyle.

Public life

Government offices, organizations, schools and many businesses are closed in the USA on New Year's Day. Public transit systems do not run on their regular schedules. Where large public celebrations have been held, traffic may be disrupted by the clean-up operation. In general, public life is completely closed down.


The Gregorian calendar is widely used in many countries such as the United States. This was introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. The Julian calendar that had been in use until then was slightly inaccurate, causing the vernal equinox to move backwards in the calendar year. The Gregorian calendar was not accepted everywhere and some churches, particularly with origins in Eastern Europe, still use other calendars. According to the Gregorian calendar, the first day of the year is January 1.


A common symbol of New Year's Day is Baby New Year. This is often a white male baby dressed in a diaper, a hat and a sash. The year he represents is printed on his sash. He is rarely a newborn baby, as many pictures show him sitting up or even standing alone. According to mythology, Baby New Year grows up and ages in a single year. At the end of the year he is an old man and hands his role over to the next Baby New Year. Other symbols of New Year's Day are spectacular fireworks exploding over landmarks and clocks striking midnight as the year begins.


   My Friend, Susan, of NC - She was admitted into the ICU for the 5th time this year with high sodium levels. So far, no answers have been found to help her. Your prayers on her behalf and that of her physicians would be appreciated.


    Happy Birthday today to Gloria Hand Burns ('57) AND   Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday this week to:

03 - Carl Rossman of PA;

04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND    Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND Randy Tosh ('63) of VA AND           My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA;

05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late      Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 24 Apr 2010) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA;

06 -       Harry Covert ('57) of MD AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;

07 -     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57) AND     My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of TX;

08 -      Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57) AND Bill Collins ('63) AND   Ruth Thom Chapman ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 01, 1916 - German troops abandoned Yaoundé and their Kamerun colony to British forces and began the long march to Spanish Guinea.


January 01, 1934 - Nazi Germany passed the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring".

January 01, 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued a declaration called the "United Nations." It was signed by 26 countries that vowed to create an international postwar World War II peacekeeping organization.

January 01, 1945 - In retaliation for the Malmedy massacre, U.S. troops massacred 30 SS prisoners at Chenogne.

January 01, 1945 - The German Luftwaffe launched Unternehmen Bodenplatte, a massive, but failed attempt to knock out Allied air power in northern Europe in a single blow.

January 01, 1946 - About 20 Japanese soldiers surrendered to an American soldier after they read in the newspaper that the war was over.


Saturday, January 01, 1966 - A twelve-day New York City transit strike began.

Saturday, January 01, 1966 - After a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa assumed power as president of the Central African Republic.

Saturday, January 01, 1966 - The 28th Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives, Anna Burke, was born Anna Elizabeth Burke in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Saturday, January 01, 1966 - The 95th Prime Minister of Serbia, Ivica Dačić (Ивица Дачић), was born in Prizren, Yugoslavia.

Saturday, January 01, 1966 - The 16th President of the French Republic, Vincent Auriol, (b. 27 Aug 1884 in Revel, Haute-Garonne, France) died in Paris, France at the age of 81.

“Be the kind of person you'd like to come home to every day.”

- Dr. Laura Schlessinger
(b. 16 July 1947)

  From Michael Jeffers ('60) of VA - 12/05/15 (but only just discovered - ?!?):

Dear Sweet Carol,

You need to take care of yourself and not feel like you have to publish the NNHS news every day. We both come from a time when daily life was much slower and easier to keep up with. So, coming from someone 5 years your senior, I feel you should limit your updates to once a week or maybe every other week. (That's the pace I go today and I hope it doesn't wear me out.)
We always listened to our elders.


   GIGGLES! Thank you so much, Michael Darlin'! I really appreciate your concern, and I always try to listen to my elders.

   As strange as it may seem, it's actually harder on me to limit the number of issues. I become confused, disoriented, and discombobulated, and that's never a good thing. I think it will be quite unnoticeable to the average reader, but in just a few days (barring any necessary strenuous thinking or flare-ups in the html code), I think I will have reached a point where each regular Newsletter will only require 45 to 90 minutes to produce, and that's a marked improvement!

   Now as for the announcements? Even with the simplified methods I have recently implemented, they still have the power to throw me into a tizzy and make me a nervous wreck, so I'll propose a compromise. Suppose I continue with daily Newsletters, but only bi-weekly announcements - say on Tuesdays and Fridays?

   Happy New Year, Gorgeous!

        From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/30/15 - "Frank and Tony Keller":


I was pleased to hear that a change in meds made such a positive effect on your ability to freely move around!! I have 5 surgeries that need to be done before it won't make any difference, but I keep being able to fool myself that in time the problems will pass--knowing that isn't true!! I've run out of time and must bite the bullet and get on with them this upcoming year!! I have been young and old--I like young much more!!

When I was a wee lad not yet old enough to attend school I lived at 803 32nd Street and around the corner on Marshall Avenue lived the Keller family--being a child that knew no strangers I got to know Frank and Tony as well as Bucky. I noted in their sister's obituary (
  Kathleen Keller Hollowell) that all the boys have previously passed away--I knew about  Bucky ('58) (23 Mar 1939 - 31 Aug 1977)--but not Frank or Tony. I know that I am grasping at the thinnest of straws in asking, do you know when Frank and Tony passed away??

Yes--I would like to know--just to know.....

I have tons of other useless information that I will pass on later!!


   Wayne Honey! So good to hear from you! If truth be known, the meds haven't completely regulated my systems yet, and I have it on good authority it may be some time before they do! My renewed mobility was directly produced by completely avoiding sugar for four days before seeing my physician, and then I "celebrated", sooo..... Still, I do at last have hope and validation!

   I hope you find relief from your own situation soon - with or without surgery! I much preferred being younger myself!

   I wish I could tell you more about the Keller siblings. They've been driving nutsy since
  Dot Keller O'Connor (27 May 1935 - 08 July 2015) died. I'm pretty sure they all attended NNHS, whether they graduated or not, but I suppose it was during the years for which I have no yearbooks. I have searched for the obituaries of the deceased Kellers for quite some time to no avail; I'm so sorry!

   Please send me any "useless" information you have anytime. I'm always delighted to hear from you!
Happy New Year!

      From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 12/31/15:


Happy New Year to you and your family!


   Thanks so much, Santa Jim - to you and yours as well! Oh, by the way, you did a great job last week with all your deliveries!

  From Margaret Elmore Tolly ('58) of VA - 12/31/15:


ONLY SOMETIMES?!? Thanks, Margaret! Happy New Year!



“I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.”

- Jack Benny
(14 Jan 1894 - 26 Dec 1974)


BONUS CROCHET SCARF PATTERNS (Sorry; not particularly theme-related): - Allen Williams' Striped Scarf with Railroad Border (Unisex) - "Using a solid colored yarn along with a variegated yarn you can make this Crocheted Striped Scarf with Railroad Border. Alternate between the solid color and a stripe of variegated yarn. Double crochet is used for this free crochet scarf pattern. Allen also gives crochet instructions for one of his other scarves, which is what this one is based off of." - Allen Williams' Vertical Stripe Scarf (Unisex) - "Make a Vertical Stripe Scarf using this free crochet scarf pattern. It's a unisex design so you can make it for any man or woman. Single crochet is alternated with a single chain making this an easy crochet scarf. Matching fringe added at the end gives this free crochet scarf pattern the perfect finishing touch. Wear this homemade scarf all winter long to stay warm and stylish."

Heidi Hengel's Infinity Broomstick Lace Scarf - "Your wardrobe is begging you for an Infinity Broomstick Lace Scarf like this one. This cowl is great to sport during the fall and winter seasons. Broomstick crochet is a beautiful design that looks amazing in this color. The crochet instructions and chart help you create the perfect design."


BONUS NEW YEAR'S DAY RECIPES: - New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas - " 'Remember, black-eyed peas on New Year's Day brings good luck for the entire year!' - ",1648,153178-255196,00.html - New Year's Day (Gone All Afternoon) Stew,1848,159162-224192,00.html - New Year's Day Good Luck Soup



From - 12/31/15:

One day the teacher asked Johnny if his father helped him with his homework.

Johnny replied simply, “No, he did it all by himself!"


1. Wednesday, January 13, 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 01/01/16

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


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Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by
John Henry Newman, 1833
(21 Feb 1801 – 11 Aug 1890)

Fourth Verse written by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr.

Music by John B. Dykes, 1865
(10 Mar 1823 – 22 Jan 1876)

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.


"Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright © 2002 Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 12/20/04

Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at - 01/01/04

"Happy New Year" title image courtesy of My Friend, Tina of NC - 12/30/1_

Thanks, Tina!

"Happy New Year" title courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files for many years now...

Poinsettia Divider Line clip art courtesy of - umm, I cannot seem to locate that information
at the moment, but it seems to have been in my files since at least 12/12/09....

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

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 Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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

Animated Red Flames courtesy of - ???

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