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02/29/16 - NNHS Newsletter
Happy Leap Year Day

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.'
We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.

- Zora Neale Hurston

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   YAY! Another Leap Year Day!

BONUS - - Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love)


"Jump (For My Love)" was the opening track (and third single) of the Pointer Sisters' 1983 album, Break Out.

Released prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics games, the song's video featured footage of athletes competing in track and field events. The song was the second of four Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles in a row for the sisters in 1984; it peaked at #3 in July. It also appeared on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and reached the Top 10 in the UK, peaking at number six.

The original title given to the song simply was "Jump". The title was modified to "Jump (For My Love)" prior to its release to avoid confusion with the Van Halen song "Jump", which was released earlier the same year.

The song netted the group a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1985...

"Jump (for My Love) became a huge hit for the Pointer Sisters, reaching #3, behind "Dancing in the Dark" by Bruce Springsteen and "When Doves Cry" by Prince.



February 29, also known as leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are divisible by 4, such as 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, and 2024. Years that are divisible by 100, but not by 400, do not contain a leap day. Thus, 1700, 1800, and 1900 did not contain a leap day, 2100, 2200, and 2300 will not contain a leap day, while 1600 and 2000 did, and 2400 will. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of the year. In the Chinese calendar, this day will only occur in years of the monkey, dragon, and rat.


It's a Leap Year......which means that February 2016 will have an extra day: February 29.

Why Add Leap Years?

Leap years are needed to keep our modern day Gregorian calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun.

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This is called a tropical year, and is measured from the March equinox.

However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn't add a leap day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by around 24 days!

Exactly Which Years Are Leap Years?

We add a Leap Day on February 29, almost every four years. The leap day is an extra, or intercalary, day and we add it to the shortest month of the year, February.

In the Gregorian calendar three criteria must be taken into account to identify leap years:

  • The year can be evenly divided by 4;
  • If the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is NOT a leap year, unless;
  • The year is also evenly divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year.

This means that in the Gregorian calendar, the years 2000 and 2400 are leap years, while 1800, 1900210022002300 and 2500 are NOT leap years...

Leap Years take place almost every 4 years and they are a way to synchronize our modern-day calendar with the Solar Year.

Did you know that in North America, September 1752 had only 19 days, and in some countries, February 30 was once a real date?

In some cultures, February 29 is the only day of the year when it is appropriate for women to propose marriage...

     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/29/16:




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     Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to  Bob Schweida ('54) of NH!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to Alan Cohen ('57)!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

03 -   Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND   Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;

04 -   The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) (deceased - 04/19/05) AND The late       Roland McCoy (June '45) (deceased - 09 Jan 2015);

05 -   Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND   Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND   Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA;

07 -   Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 29, 1916 - Tokelau was annexed by the United Kingdom.

February 29, 1916 - Child labor: In South Carolina, the minimum working age for factory, mill, and mine workers was raised from twelve to fourteen years old.


February 29, 1944 - The Admiralty Islands were invaded in Operation Brewer led by American General Douglas MacArthur.


February 29, 1966 - Actually, this date didn't exist!

“Today is an ephemeral ghost...A strange amazing day that comes only once every four years. For the rest of the time it does not 'exist.' In mundane terms, it marks a 'leap' in time, when the calendar is adjusted to make up for extra seconds accumulated over the preceding three years due to the rotation of the earth. A day of temporal tune up! But this day holds another secret — it contains one of those truly rare moments of delightful transience and light uncertainty that only exist on the razor edge of things, along a buzzing plane of quantum probability...A day of unlocked potential. Will you or won't you? Should you or shouldn't you? Use this day to do something daring, extraordinary and unlike yourself. Take a chance and shape a different pattern in your personal cloud of probability!”

- Vera Nazarian
(b. 25 May 1966)

  From the Cutest Girl in the Class of 1970, Kathy Cooper of VA - 02/28/16:

Oh my goodness, Carol.  Glad your husband         (Paul Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61) is doing better.

   Thank you so much, Kathy! It was a very scary time as he was so very ill, but he is getting better now!

      From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 02/28/16:  

Carol, I hope         Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61) is better, and that you are ok, too!


   Thanks so much, Santa Jim! Paul said to tell you it must have been your special Santa prayers which helped him on the road to recovery!

       From My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of UT - 02/28/16:

After many obstacles and setbacks and much sweat and tears, I have finally submitted my (LDS) mission papers. It's official they are in and I should get my call in the next few weeks.

   Thank you, Rachel! I can scarcely express how proud I am of you! You'll make a wonderful missionary!

     From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 02/28/16:


Just mounted and hung.

  VERY NICE! Thank you, Mark - and thank you, too, for your service!



     From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/28/16:


  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Joan!



“Every leap year I like to jump. It’s a good way to get my daily exercise in every four years.”

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#50 in a series of 60)":


I think you will enjoy this!

  OOH! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS LEAP YEAR DAY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Snowflake Monday - "When I discovered Leap Year Day would be on a Monday, I thought I should design something epic because the next Leap Year Snowflake Monday won't occur for 28 more years. Not likely happen again! At least not here." - crafting with grandma . . . Leap Day, Leap Frog Hats! - "...These hats would be quick and easy to make and could be a fun addition to celebrating Leap Year Day with your grandkids!"

CRAFT BONUS (Sorry; not theme-related):

BONUS LEAP YEAR DAY RECIPES: - Leap Day Recipes - "From a wedding cake that takes all day to bake, to creative ways to celebrate the number four, we've gathered some fun (and funny) ways to celebrate Leap Day."

RECIPE BONUS (Sorry; not theme-related): - Cola Pot Roast - "What's the secret to this hearty Cola Pot Roast? The cola, of course! It adds richness to the sauce. This tender, flavorful pot roast will impress your gang time after time!"


From - 02/28/16:

Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken."

She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, because everyone else laughed. My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA. He said they love animals very much. I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef.

Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's office. I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.

The next day in class, my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was. I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, so I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken. She sent me back to the principal's office. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.

I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am. Today, my teacher asked me to tell her what famous person I admired most.

I told her, "Colonel Sanders."

Guess where I am now ...


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 02/28/16

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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Jump (for My Love)

Written by Steve Mitchell, Marti Sharron, and Gary Skardina

Recorded by The Pointer Sisters, 1983 (released in 1984)

Your eyes tell me how you love me
Can feel it in your heart beat
I know you like what you see
Hold me, I'll give that you need
Wrap your love around me
You're so excited, I can feel you
Getting hotter, oh baby
I'll take you down, I'll take you down
Where no one's ever gone before
And if you want more, if you want more
More, more, more

Jump for my love
Jump in and feel my touch
Jump you want to taste my kisses
In the night then

Jump, jump for my love
Jump, I know my heart can make you happy
Jump in, you know these arms
Can feel you up
Jump, you want to taste my kisses
In the night then
Jump, jump for my love

You told me, I'm the only woman for you
Nobody does you like I do
Then make a move before you try and
Go much farther, oh baby
You're the one, you, you are the one
And heaven waits here at my door
And if you want more,
If you want more, more, more then
When you are next to me, oh I come alive

Your love burns inside
Feels so right
Come to me if you want me tonight jump
Jump if you want to taste my kisses
In the night then
Jump, jump, jump
Jump, you know my heart can
Make you happy
Jump, you know these arms can feel you up
Jump in, you want to taste my kisses
In the night then
Jump, jump for my lov

"Jump (for My Love)" midi (sequenced by  Heinz Kannengiesser) courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/25/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Jump (for My Love)" lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/25/08
Thanks again, Dave!

Image of Flying Running Girl courtesy of - 09/05/05

World of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/05/05

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

Happy Leap Day Birthday Card courtesy of - 02/29/16

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!!

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 Navy Flag courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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