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02/12/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Abraham Lincoln's 207th 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.



     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), Bekah 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 Sandra Smith Overby ('63) AND      Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND        Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 12, 1816 - The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, was destroyed by fire.


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


Saturday, February 12, 1966 - It was Lincoln's birthday then, too (his 157th). 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 Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 02/12/16, 7:12 AM - "Obit  Roy Lee Fox NNHS58":

Roy Lee Fox


SPRING CITY - Roy Lee Fox 76, of Spring City, TN died October 13th, 2015 at home. He served faithfully in the US Marine Corp and was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding in the nuclear field before he retired. He was a member of Orcutt Baptist Church. Roy was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Taylor Fox, his mother and father, Mary and James Fox, Sr., his brothers, James Jr. and Joseph Fox, and sister Charlotte Heath. He is survived by his wife, Rita Ann Fox, sister Goldie Williamson and his children; Scott and Douglas Fox, and Pam Valle, all of Florida. Also, several nieces and nephews.

   Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this, Joe! Thank you for letting me know. You have my sincerest condolences on the passing of your classmate.

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/11/16 - "Drone view of Africa":

Drone view of Africa

These appear to be mostly in South Africa and the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Wayne!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/11/16 - "A bit of our history":

The 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, moved into the White House in 1945. To his surprise and dismay, the house had serious problems. Read - and SEE - all about it:

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Bill! I particularly appreciate the specific dates which accompany most of these remarkable images!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/10/16 - "The Next Bus...":



A man stops by a cafe for breakfast. After paying the tab, he checks his pockets and leaves his tip--three pennies.

As he strides toward the door, his waitress muses, only half to herself: 'You know, you can tell a lot about a man by the tip he leaves.'

The man turns around, curiosity getting the better of him. 'Oh, really? Tell me, what does my tip say?'

'Well, this penny tells me you're a thrifty man.' Barely able to conceal his pride, the man utters 'Hmm, true enough.'

'And this penny, it tells me you're a bachelor.' Surprised at her perception, he says, 'Well, that's true, too.'

'And the third penny tells me that your father was one, too.'


At the wedding reception someone yelled...

"Would all the married men, please stand next to the one person who has made their life worth living."

The bartender was almost crushed to death.


Q: What is the most dangerous part of a car?

A: The nut that holds the steering wheel.


From Bizarre News

Out of Control Car Lands on Roof of California Home

PALOS VERDES, Calif. - A California driver's car landed on a roof after spinning out of control near a residential area in Palos Verdes. Los Angeles County Fire reported to the scene shortly after the incident occurred at 4 p.m. and shared photos of the vehicle on the roof. Firefighters say the driver suffered from a medical condition that caused him to lose control of the car, hitting two parked vehicles before landing on the roof of the two-story home. Only the driver was believed to be injured in the crash. A woman was home when the accident occurred, but did not sustain any injuries and was not aware of the car's presence until she was shown by a neighbor. "You can't believe how dumb it is," she said. "Awful!" The woman's home sits below the busy Palos Verders Drive and a neighbor said cars have crashed into homes in the area before.

*------ An Amazing One-In-a-Million Birth ------*

If you're white and your partner is black and you have a baby, that baby will be a mix of black and white. In some very rare circumstances, the baby will have either predominantly black or predominantly white characteristics, making the baby effectively black OR white. But say you had twins. Last year Hannah Yarker gave birth to twin girls. Hannah is white and her partner, Kyle Armstrong, is mixed-race. The twin girls; one black and one white. What are the chances one twin would be black and the other white? About a million to one. The stunned mom claimed, "I can't believe I have one of each."



"Can you imagine a life with no fear? What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?"
- Max Lucado

"I will gather myself around my faith. Light does the darkness most fear."
- Jewel

"One who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever."
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

"Fear clogs; faith liberates."
- Elbert Hubbard

"With complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death."
- Jacqueline Cochran



At the end of 2015, Facebook released some impressive statistics about how many people use the site. On average, there were 1.04 billion daily active users on the site, according to the December 2015 statistics. The number of average mobile users was nearly as high, at 934 million a day.

With its acquisition of Oculus VR in 2014, Facebook signaled that virtual reality content would play a big part in its future. In September 2015, Facebook introduced immersive 360-degree videos to users' News Feeds.

The original "face" that appeared on the site belonged to none other than Oscar-winner Al Pacino. In the original homepage design for the site, there was a pixelated, blue-and-white male face that appeared at the top of the site. In his book, "The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World," author David Kirkpatrick reported the image was of a young Pacino from his "Godfather" days. reports that the person who has allegedly received the most pokes on Facebook is Yan D. from Singapore. The record-keeping site vets entries -- users have to present video proof of their supposed records form their public Facebook accounts. Right now, Yan D. has received 1,000,069 pokes on the site.

After winning re-election in 2012, a photo of President Barack Obama and the First Lady embracing with the caption "Four more years" generated the most likes of any photo in Facebook history. As of now, the image has garnered 4,410,548 likes.

In the site's exhaustive language drop-down menu, Facebook has an "English (Pirate)" option. In "Pirate," for instance, your News Feed becomes "Home
Port." Facebook itself is now "Ye olde Facebook." Looking at your activity log now becomes "Scour the Ship's Records."



Fridge-freshening baking soda.

When that box of baking soda has absorbed as many fridge odors as it can, save it for bathroom cleanups. the Granules still have scrubbing power that  you can use to make your porcelain shine.

Empty tissue boxes.

Stash plastic grocery bags in a tissue box! The empty pop-up container makes a convenient storage solution that'll have you doing double recycling duty.


Why pay for cleaning rags? That's one concept I've never grasped! All you need to do is cut up old t-shirts into rags. The soft material is great for cleaning any surface! It even works on glass. This is one way to reuse household items that can really pay off since cleaning rags wear out so quickly.

Empty Dish Soap Squeeze Bottles

Here is a tip for reusing a household item I was dubious about until I tried it. When you use all your dish soap, wash out the bottle and save it. You'll be surprised at the uses for squeeze bottles! They are so convenient for watering house plants. If you have ever spilled water all over the place trying to water a potted plant with a cup you know what I mean.

Plus, I didn't think this one would work but, fill one with pancake batter! Use a kitchen funnel to fill the bottle and you will have one perfectly shaped pancake after another!


The Next Bus

You know, love is just like someone waiting for a bus. When the bus comes, you look at it and you say to yourself, " full...cannot sit down, I'll wait for the next one."

So you let that bus go and wait for the second bus. Then the second bus comes, you look at it and you say, "eeee...this bus is so shabby!" So you let that bus go and again, decide to wait for the next bus.

After a while another bus comes, it's not crowded, not old, but you say, "eeee... not air-conditioned ...better wait for the next one."

So again you let the bus go and decide to wait for the next bus. Then the sky starts to get dark as it is getting late. You panic and jump immediately inside the next bus. It is not until much later that you found out that you had boarded the wrong bus!

So you wasted your time and money waiting for what you wanted! Even if an air-conditioned bus comes, you can't ensure that the air-conditioned bus won't break down or whether or not the air conditioner will be too cold for you.

So people... wanting to get what you want is not wrong. But it wouldn't hurt to give other people a chance, right? If you find that the "bus" doesn't suit you, just press the red button and off the bus (as simple as that).

Hey who said life is fair??? The best thing to do is be observant and open while you scrutinize the bus. If it doesn't suit you, get off. But you must always have an extra something which you could use for the next bus that comes.

But wait... I'm sure you've had this experience before. You saw a bus coming (the bus you want, of course), you flagged it, but the driver acted as if he did not see you and zoomed past you! It just wasn't meant for you!

The bottom line is, being loved is like waiting for a bus you want. Getting on the bus and appreciating the bus by giving it a chance depends totally on you. If you haven't made a choice, WALK! Walking is like being out of love. The good side of it is you can still choose any bus you want... the rest who couldn't afford another ride would just have to be content with the bus they rode on.

One more thing.... sometimes it's better to choose a bus you are already familiar with rather than gamble with a bus that is unfamiliar to you. But then again, life wouldn't be complete without the risks involved.

But there's one bus that I forgot to tell you about - the bus that you don't have to wait for. It will just stop on its own and will ask you to come inside and take a free ride for the rest of your life.

You Never Lose By Loving
You Always Lose By Holding Back

~Author Unknown~

   Thank you, Shari!

“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 - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#33 in a series of 60)":


I think you will enjoy this!

   OOH! Thanks, Dools!


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 09, 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/20/16

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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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!

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 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

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

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