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01/02/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Lest We Forget

“The start of a new year is the traditional time
to take stock of our lives and see where
we are going, measured against the
backdrop of where we have been.” 

- Jeffrey R. Holland, January 13, 2009
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

    Today's theme comes naturally to my mind every year at this time.

BONUS #1 - - Recessional - Leonard Warren

BONUS #2 - - Recessional - Nan Merriman - from "Smilin' Through", 1941

BONUS #3 - - Anzac Song - Kipling Recessional - Lest We Forget - Narelle Worboys


"Recessional" is a poem by Rudyard Kipling, which he composed on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The poem, on the one hand, expresses pride in the British Empire, but, on the other, expresses an underlying sadness that the Empire might go the way of all previous empires. Kipling recognizes that boasting and jingoism – faults of which he was often accused – were inappropriate and vain in light of God's dominion over the world.

Kipling had previously composed his more famous poem "The White Man's Burden" for Victoria's jubilee, but replaced it with "Recessional". "Burden" was published two years later, altered to fit the theme of the American imperialist expansion after the Spanish-American War.[1]

In Australia[2] and New Zealand[3] "Recessional" is sung as a hymn on Anzac Day, to the tune "Melita" ("Eternal Father, Strong to Save").

The Anglican Church of Canada adopted "Recessional" as a hymn[4] and a unique musical version of the hymn is included in the 1985 hymnal of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[5]

SEE: - ON THE TOP RIGHT, CHOOSE "Words and Music" and push PLAY.

The words "Lest We Forget" form the refrain of "Recessional". The phrase offers a warning about the perils of hubris and the inevitable decline of imperial power.

The phrase later passed into common usage after World War I across the British Commonwealth especially, becoming linked with Remembrance Day observations; it came to be a plea not to forget past sacrifices, and was often found as the only wording on war memorials, or used as an epitaph.


    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Carl Rossman of PA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND   Joe Dickson ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 02, 366 - The Alemanni crossed the frozen Rhine in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire.


January 02, 1941 - German bombing severely damaged the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales

January 02, 1942 - The Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces.

January 02, 1942 - The Navy Airship Patrol Group 1 and Air Ship Squadron 12 were established in Lakehurst, NJ.

January 02, 1942 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicted 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history -- the Duquesne Spy Ring.

January 02, 1945 - Nuremberg (in German, Nürnberg) was severely bombed by Allied forces.


Sunday, January 02, 1966 - Baseball player and coach Greg Swindell was born Forest Gregory Swindell in Fort Worth, Texas.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/01/16:

“No man know how much he can endure until he must.”

- Richard L. Evans
(23 Mar 1906 - 01 Nov 1971)

    Thanks so much, Susan! Hope you're feeling better!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/01/16 - "Happy New Year!!! & 6 month old pix of me":

Pictures of me from six months and a week ago. Sorry so big of me, but I cropped the other people out for their privacy...

Anyway, hoping we all have a great 2016!

   Thanks so much, Shari! I thought at first you meant one of the images was taken when you were six months old!

   I like both of these, but I think I prefer the one over the other, so I picked it for the new one I'll be using for your entries. Happy New Year to you, too!

  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 12/31/15:

     TRUE! Thank you, Jane! Happy New Year!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/01/16:

     Thanks, Joyce! Doncha hate it when that happens?? Happy New Year!

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 01/01/16:


SAD, BUT TRUE! Thanks, Jean! Happy New Year!



“A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven.”

- Jean Chrétien
(b. 11 Jan 1934)


   If one of your resolutions is to create more needlework projects [and really, if not, why not?!?], here are four links to free patterns of all sorts, plus one outrageous crochet pattern I simply could not resist:






BONUS SOUP RECIPES (To warm you in January): - Christy's 5 Star Creamy Ham & Potato Soup - "Loaded with delicious ingredients like diced potatoes, celery, carrots, onion and ham, this is one hearty and satisfying dish. Perfect to enjoy when the weather gets cooler, this 5 Star Creamy Ham & Potato Soup will fill you up and make your taste buds as happy as can be. If all potato soup recipes were as easy to make as this one, we'd be in soup heaven!" - Christy's Cheesiest Broccoli Cheese Soup - "Broccoli cheese soup is one of those comforting dishes that always seem to make the day a little brighter and better. That's why this recipe for The Cheesiest Broccoli Cheese Soup is one of our favorite easy soup recipes of all time. Made with cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, butter and chicken broth, this soup is ultra thick and creamy, not to mention cheesy! You won't be able to resist getting a second helping of this awesome broccoli cheese soup." - Simply Slow Cooked Chicken Soup - "Slow cooker soup recipes are fantastic during the cold winter months, especially chicken soup recipes. This recipe for Simply Slow Cooked Chicken Soup has all the basics that make chicken soup so comforting."


From - 01/01/15:

Sign on company bulletin board: “This firm requires no physical-fitness program. Everyone gets enough exercise jumping to conclusions, flying off the handle, running down the boss, flogging dead horses, knifing friend in the back, dodging responsibility, and pushing their luck.”

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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God of Our Fathers, Known of Old

Lyrics by Rudyard Kipling (30 Dec 1865 - 18 Jan 1936), 1897
Music -
"Folkingham" - by Nahum Tate (1652 - 12 Aug 1715) and Nicholas Brady (25 Oct 1659 - 20 May 1726), 1700 or 1708

The words were originally written as the poem “Recessional,” and published in the London Times during Queen Victoria’s
Jubilee celebration. They were also sung at Kipling’s funeral.

That poem gave me more trouble than anything I ever wrote. I had promised the Times a poem on the Jubilee, and when it became due I had written nothing that satisfied me. The Times began to want that poem badly, and sent letter after letter ask­ing for it. I made more attempts, but no further progress. Finally the Times began sending telegrams. So I shut myself in a room with the determination to stay there until I had writ­ten a Jubilee poem. Sitting down with all my previous attempts before me, I searched through the dozens of sketches till at last I found just one line I liked. That was ‘Lest we forget.’ Round these words ‘The Recessional’ was written.

Price, p. 34

God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far flung battle line,
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies;
The captains and the kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Far called, our navies melt away;
On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the Law—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard,
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding, calls not Thee to guard,
For frantic boast and foolish word—
Thy mercy on Thy people, Lord!

"God of Our Fathers, Known of Old" (Folkingham) midi courtesy of - 01/01/07

"God of Our Fathers, Known of Old" lyrics and history courtesy of - 01/01/08

Interactive Music Player featuring Music by Latter-day Saint Composer Leroy J. Robertson (1896-1971), 1948 courtesy
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"Lest We Forget" Image courtesy of  - 01/01/14

Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

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

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 Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

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