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03/13/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Bonnie Woodgreen

There are in every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are in every generation
those who make it with joy and laughter and these are the salt of the generations."

- Patrick Pearse, a.k.a. Padraig Pearse - a leader of the 1916 Rebellion
(10 Nov 1879 - 03 May 1916)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We're still celebrating this week with Irish songs.

BONUS #1 - - Bonnie Woodgreen

BONUS #2 - - Bonny Wood Green - Gretchen Eichberger, 2009

BONUS #3 - - Bonnie Woodgreen - John Fisher School Choir - BBC Choir Of the Year, 2008 - Due to the amateur quality of the recordings, rarely do I carry school choirs, but this is an absolutely flawless performance.



From - 03/12/09:

"'Bonny Wood Green' is a ballad from World War I, still sung in Irish pubs today. The Irish were unenthusiastic about entering the war on the British side, but once the decision had been made there were surprisingly large numbers of volunteers. The divided loyalties of the Irish soldiers cannot have made their ordeal in the trenches any easier."


  Happy Birthday today to   Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Newest Daughter-in-Law,      Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

16 -     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  Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND     Wade Scott ('66) of MO;

19 -    Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA;

20 -     My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) of VA AND  Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND   Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA AND My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 13, 1940 - The Russo-Finnish Winter War ended. Finland signed the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population are immediately evacuated.

March 13, 1943 - In Bougainville, Japanese troops ended their assault on American forces at Hill 700.

March 13, 1943 - The Holocaust: German forces liquidated the Jewish ghetto in Kraków. Hans Finke arrived in Auschwitz with 963 other prisoners. 473 are put to death in the gas chambers. 491 are assigned to slave labor.

March 13, 1944 - Britain announced that all travel between Ireland and the U.K. was suspended because the Irish government would not expel Axis-power diplomats within its borders.


Wednesday, March 13, 1963 - Musician and song writer Fito Páez was born Rodolfo Páez Ávalos in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina.

Wednesday, March 13, 1963 - Racing driver Austin Dobson (b. 12 Aug 1912 in Lodsworth, Sussex, England) died in Cuckfield, Sussex, England at the age of 50.

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 03/13/13, 12:20 AM - "birthday":


There it is! MY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This year I am ignoring it because even I can not say the number. I've been quite down about the whole thing, then there it was, in the newsletter, for God and every one to see-MY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Well, you've just made my day, my birthday!

Thank you, sweet Carol,
Linda May '66

   Ahh, you're welcome, dear Linda May! Yes, you're hitting that Magic Number this year, and even though it does come with a few advantages of its own, the full import of it all tends to linger in our minds and bring us down. Take solace in the knowledge that I'm EVEN older than you are! I'd tell you it's all fine and dandy, but the simple truth is, I haven't really made peace with it myself yet!

   Hang in there, Buttercup, and just remember --- it beats the alternative!

     From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 03/12/13 - "Exciting News from the 46th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival":


  The 46th Annual WorldFest-Houston - Fiercely Independent!  
  Howdy from Houston!
We just wanted you to see our brilliant new Landing Page,
created by the amazing talents of Tippit & Moo, our premiere ad agency for
the 46th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival! Killer Flicks to die for!
Entries are closed for the 2013 WorldFest, but if you have an entry in the 100 or 200 categories that is ready to mail right now, shoot us an email to see if your jury is still hard at work and perhaps we can squeeze it in! All other cats are closed! Late Fees are waived, but the end is very much in sight! 
Some wonderful entries from 33 nations this year! 155+ New International Indie Films! Special Kreative Kudos to our brilliant Webmaster, Thom Stark!
The 46th WorldFest-Houston - April 12-21, 2013 -

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so very much, Hunter!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/12/13 - "Tough airplane & tough men": 

   OH, WOW! Thanks so much, Haul Party!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 03/12/13 - "We Are Not Perfect":


From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 03/12/13 - "Favorite TV Show":

  Thanks, Tina!



  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/11/13 - "Happy St. Patrick's Day! (#4 to 6 in a series of 15)":

I love Maxine!! She always makes me laugh!!

        Thanks, Joyce!

BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERNS: - Eva Ferrebee's Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover - "Learn how to make a Crochet Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover this St. Patrick's Day. Crochet shamrock patterns are easy to make especially when you follow this quick video tutorial. Decorate your home with garland, make a barrette or embellish a hat. It's the luck o' the Irish!" - Sarah's Shamrock Garland - "Bring some luck into your home with this Crocheted Shamrock Garland Pattern. This free crochet shamrock pattern can easily be varied with different shades of green yarn. Show a little bit of Irish love this St. Patrick's day with this simple decoration." -
Itty Bitty Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover - "This Itty Bitty Shamrock (
and Four Leaf Clover) is the perfect St. Patrick's Day crochet project. Use it to embellish sweaters or pants for a cute holiday touch to any outfit."

BONUS IRISH RECIPES: - Elizabeth McNally's Irish Recipes - "Elizabeth McNally is a Virginia (USA) based author, photographer and creator of Wee Kitchen. A second generation Irish-American, Elizabeth has traveled to Ireland more than thirty times over the past twenty years. On her website, Elizabeth shares photographs, recipes and stories inspired by her travels to visit loved ones in Ireland. A self-trained lover of baking from the age of twelve, Elizabeth enjoys looking for ways to bring a new twist to traditional Irish recipes while maintaining their heritage. Elizabeth's photographs and recipes have been featured on Cooking Club of America, and "

  From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 03/01/13 - "If Dogs Worked in Offices... (#12 in a Series of 17)":

      These are hysterical, Bill - thanks!


From - 03/12/13:

A man moved to a mountain top to get rid of the hustle and be alone. One day he heard a knock at the door and no one was there, but then he looked down and there sat a snail and it said, "It is quite cold out here. Can I come in?"

The man shouted, "NO! Why don’t you all understand I want to be alone?" and he kicked the snail down the mountain.

One year later there was a knock at the door and no one was there, and then he looked down and there again sat a snail and it said, "What did you do that for?"  


1. Thursday, April 4, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/02/13

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Y'all take 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 Woodgreen

Down by the green bushes of Bonnie Woodgreen
Where me and my true love so oftimes have been
As the days they rolled onward so happy were we
Ah, but never she thought that a soldier I'd be.

It was early one morning as the lambs they did play
'Twas off to Kells Barracks, I there made my way
To enlist in the army and fight for my King
And I bid my farewell to Bonnie Woodgreen.

Our ship at Larne Harbour sat ready to sail
And mothers were weeping and sisters looked pale
There was singing and dancing all happy and gay
Ah, but little they thought of the lads far away.

It was 'way out in Flanders at the back of the line
They were talking of sweethearts they all left behind
When one Irish soldier says, "I have a queen,
And she works in John Ross' of Bonnie Woodgreen."

It was early one morning while facing the foe
A shot from the enemy this young lad laid low
He called for his comrades, it was a sad scene
"Say good-bye to my Nellie and Bonnie Woodgreen."

So if ever to Ulster you chance for to stray
There's a neat little fact'ry near Ballynafeigh(?)
Where there's weavers and winders all rosy and clean
And they all wear white aprons in Bonnie Woodgreen. .

"Bonnie Woodgreen" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 03/10/09

Image of Irish Prayer courtesy of - 03/12/09

Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/12/09

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!

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

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!!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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

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