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03/11/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Bonnie Kellswater

The English language brings out the best in the Irish. They court it like a beautiful woman. They make it bray
with donkey laughter. They hurl it at the sky like a paint pot full of rainbows, and then make it chant a dirge
for man's fate and man's follies that is as mournful as misty spring rain crying over the fallow earth.

- T. E. Kalem on Brendan Behan's 1958 play, Borstal Boy

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   All this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day, we'll be celebrating with Irish songs.

BONUS #1 - - Kellswater - Loreena McKennitt  

BONUS #2 - - Kellswater - Andy Irvine

BONUS #3 - - Bonnie Kellswater - Irish Rovers

HOMEWORK: - How's that for a short assignment?


   Happy Birthday today to Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND    Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND   Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA AND  Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

13 -   Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law,       Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL;

14 -   Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA;

15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;

16 -    The late Bill Gross (deceased 22 Mar 2014) AND     Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND    Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC;

17 -   Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA;

18 -   Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND   Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND Linda Coates Jones ('63) of VA AND Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND      Wade Scott ('66) of MO!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


March 11, 1916 - USS Nevada (BB-36) was commissioned as the first US Navy "super-dreadnought".


March 11, 1935 - The German Air Force became an official organ of the Reich.

March 11, 1941 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.

March 11, 1942 - General Douglas MacArthur abandoned Corregidor for Australia. He vowed, "I shall return."

March 11, 1945 - The Imperial Japanese Navy attempted a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.

March 11, 1945 - The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, was established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.

March 11, 1946 - Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, was captured by British troops.


Friday, March 11, 1966 - Wrestler and trainer Robbie Brookside was born Robert Edward Brooks in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

Friday, March 11, 1966 - Poker player Joe Hachem (جوزف هاشم) was born in Lebanon.

Friday, March 11, 1966 - Basketball player and coach John Thompson III was born John Robert Thompson III in Boston, Massachusetts.

Friday, March 11, 1966 - Basketball player and coach Ilias Zouros (Ηλίας Ζούρος) was born in Greece.

From My Friend, Katie, of NC - 03/10/15:

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.”

- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    Thanks so much, Katie!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/09/16 - "DEER CROSSING":


Anyone out there know her?

     OH, MY! I'm speechless! Thanks, Haul Party!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/10/16 - "The Cicret":

The Cicret

This blows my mind, and it’s only a hint of what might be coming in the future

Now this is simply amazing. This is the coolest bracelet going and will be very marketable soon. Are you ready for this? And it's waterproof too.

Look what they have developed in Israel. Forget everything you think technology can do. This goes beyond that!! This will be available next year.

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Wayne!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/10/16 - "Two Classics - And One's A Packard":

What a great pair of treasures...


She will not buy a new car until she has worn her old one out and it is still in new condition - after all it is only 84 years old (the car that is, oh the lady... she's 101!!! at the time video was filmed in 2011).

Take notice in the video that she lays a shop rag on the running board to step onto when she gets in the car. After she is in the car, she leans all the way down to the running board to get the rag. She is in great physical and mental shape for her age. The car is not bad either!

Click on the link below to view this beautiful car and listen to this wonderful, seemingly ageless lady.

   MORE WOWZERONI! Thanks again, Wayne!

    From Marc Snyder ('65) of NC - 03/10/16:

    Thanks, Marc! That makes much more sense!

From My Daughter of Other Parents, Ashley, of AZ - 03/09/16:

  This was literally me today!!

     Thanks, Ashley! I strongly identify with that problem myself.....  


“This makes me so sore it gets my dandruff up.”

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

BONUS IRISH COASTER CROCHET PATTERNS: - Lucky Shamrock Coaster - "Use this Lucky Shamrock Coaster pattern to bring some St. Patrick's Day charm to your table. This crochet coaster pattern is easy and you'll be able to work some up in no time. It's a practical and cute decoration for your holiday party!"
- Pot-O-Gold Coaster - "Taste the rainbow with some colorful yarn. Crochet a bright pot o' gold coaster. These would be fun to have laying out when you have company over. Set your drink of choice on your gold."

BONUS IRISH RECIPES: - Irish Recipes - "Looking for Irish recipes? Allrecipes has more than 180 trusted Irish recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."


From - 03/10/16:

Recently a large seminar was held for ministers in training. Among the guests were many well-known motivational speakers.

One of these speakers boldly approached the pulpit and, gathering the entire crowd’s attention, said, “The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman that wasn’t my wife!”

The crowd was shocked! He followed up by saying, “And that woman was my mother!” The crowd burst into laughter and he gave his speech, which went over well.

About a week later one of the ministers who had attended the seminar decided to use that joke in his sermon. As he shyly approached the pulpit one sunny Sunday, he tried to rehearse the joke in his head. It seemed a bit foggy to him that morning.

Getting to the microphone he said loudly, “The greatest years of my life were spent in the arms of another woman that was not my wife!”

His congregation sat shocked. After standing there for almost 10 seconds trying to recall the second half of the joke, the pastor finally blurted out, “…and I can’t remember who she was!”


1. Wednesday, May 11, 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 03/09/16

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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Bonnie Kellswater

Here's a health to you, bonnie Kellswater
For it's there you'll find the pleasures of life
And it's there you'll find fishing and farming
And a bonnie wee girl for your wife.

On the hills and the glens and the valleys
Grows the softest of women so fine
And the flowers are all dripping with honey
There lives Martha, a true love of mine.

Bonnie Martha, you're the first girl I courted
You're the one put my heart in a snare
And if ever I should lose you to another
I will leave my Kellswater so fair.

For this one and that one may court her
But no other can take her from me
For I love her as I love my Kellswater
Like the primrose is loved by the bee.

Here's a health to you, bonnie Kellswater
For it's there you'll find the pleasures of life
And it's there you'll find fishing and farming
And a bonnie wee girl for your wife.

"Bonnie Kellswater" midi (sequenced by Barry Taylor) and lyrics courtesy of - 03/10/09

Irish Lass Vintage Postcard courtesy of - 03/10/09

Small Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/10/09

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

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!

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

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

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Large Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/10/09

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