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02/12/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Abraham Lincoln's 206th Birthday

“Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.”

“I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.”

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right,
what's said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.

- Abraham Lincoln
(12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme is supposed to repeat every year, barring technical difficulties.....

BONUS #1 - - Battle Hymn of the Republic - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Touched By An Angel - WOWZERONI-RINI!

BONUS #2 - - Battle Hymn of the Republic - The (full) Mormon Tabernacle Choir

BONUS #3 - - Battle Hymn of the Republic - As much as a thrill it is to hear that version, I must tell you it's an even bigger thrill to sing it in a choir of near size as     The Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, My Sister, Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky of NC),        My #5 Son, Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL),           My #6 Son, Dale (Harty - (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02 - of CA) and      I ('65 - of NC) did in Raleigh on Sunday, September 15, 2002. There's regrettably no audio, but scroll halfway down for the exciting images.



My Friend, Susan, of NC, a frequent contributor to our Newsletters, is quite ill. On 02/10/14 she was on her third day of "feeling sick." Things quickly escalated, and she found herself in the ICU with dangerously high blood pressure (on the second day of hospitalization "down" to 183/90), dangerously low potassium, and critically low sodium levels. Your prayers will be appreciated.


     Happy Birthday today to  Jon Pearl ('57)!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -      Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND         My Niece,  Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents),     Rebekah Mansfield of TX;

18 - The late Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND  Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC;

19 -     Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND      Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND        Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 12, 1946 - Operation Deadlight ended after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.


Friday, February 12, 1965 - It was Lincoln's birthday then, too (his 156th). Otherwise, nothing much seems to have happened...

“It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us....If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley, 01 Mar 1997
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 02/11/15 - "Paper Boy":


I would love to see the article in the Daily Press. I also delivered papers on my bike on 15th, 16th and 17th Streets in
Stuart Gardens. I remember on Sunday mornings we would meet at  Steve Sparkman's ('63) (01 Feb 1944 - 04 Feb 1999) house and go to Krispy Kreme for fresh hot donuts and coffee. Lehman Smith ('61) was also there. Paper cost 45 cents a week. Collecting every week was the worst, especially when customers would say, "I paid you last week"! I will never forget my dog Tippy followed me every where. One day she took off after a cat across 16th Street during rush hour and ran under a truck. I ran and picked her up and put her in my basket. She was fine after a few days. Thanks for the memories.


   Certainly, Phil! The full article can be found here:

   Before we moved to the Stuart Gardens Apartments in the summer of 1960, we lived in the larger Stuart Homes. Our paper boy there was  ('61) Jimmy Moody (d. 08 June 2001). One day when we were embarrassed for not having any change to pay him (probably for the second week in a row), I broke into my nearly complete collection of Buffalo nickels. Somehow I never recovered them all...

From My Friend, Roshana, of NC - 02/11/15:

  EXACTLY! Thanks, Roshana!

From My Friend, Debbie, of NC - 02/11/15:
  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Debbie!

“A hospital is no place to be sick.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/23/15 - "20 Weird Facts I'll Bet You Didn't Know (#12 in a series of 20)":


Believe it or not, I actually knew some of these facts!

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Haul Party!


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI (soon to be VA) - 01/30/15 - "Priceless Pets (#12 in a series of 22)":


She’s discovered a comfy blanket.

     AWW! Thanks, George! That cat is definitely smiling!


VALENTINE CROCHET BONUS:!&utm_content=Lovey+Hat+for+Baby - Lovey Hat for Baby


What Abraham Lincoln Ate – Apple Bread Pudding  

Abraham Lincoln's Favorite Foods 

Lincoln's Favorite Foods


From - 02/11/15:

Our generation never got a break. When we were young they taught us to respect our elders. Now that we are older, they tell us to listen to the youth of the country.


1. Wednesday, March 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 02/12/15

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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The Battle Hymn of the Republic

- Julia Ward Howe

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He has loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible swift sword
His truth is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps
His day is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnish`d rows of steel,
"As ye deal with my contemners, So with you my grace shall deal;"
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel
Since God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

"Battle Hymn of the Republic" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thank you so much, Dave!  This rendition has exactly the period flavor I had hoped against hope to capture.

"Battle Hymn of the Republic" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!

First Lincoln Image courtesy of - 02/12/09

Second Lincoln Image courtesy of - 02/12/09

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 02/09/05 and re-saved 02/12/09

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

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

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!!

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of - 09/25/07

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

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!

Eagle Scout clip art courtesy of ??? - 06/18/03

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

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