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03/26/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Holy Saturday

I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light. Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day. My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones. He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail. He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old. He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy. Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

 - Lamentations 3: 1-9 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We don't seem to manage to celebrate this day here together every year as we should...

BONUS - Palestrina's Lamentations



Many Christians in the United States observe Holy Saturday, which falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It commemorates the day when Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is also known as Easter Eve and is the last day of Lent.

Many Christians in the United States attend an Easter vigil service on Holy Saturday. They remember Holy Saturday as the day when Jesus lay in his tomb. An Easter candle is lit in some homes, particularly among families who cannot attend the Easter vigil services. Easter vigil prayers are also made on this day. Baptisms are held during some church services on Holy Saturday.

Many American families prepare for Easter Sunday celebrations on the Saturday before Easter. Children decorate eggs with paint, crayon, water colors, stickers and other material. These eggs are often placed in Easter baskets. Some people buy chocolate eggs to eat around this time of the year. Many people of Mexican descent who live in Los Angeles in California celebrate Holy Saturday with a colorful ceremony known as the Blessing of the Animals.

...Congregation members are sprinkled with blessed water in some churches in the United States. This blessed water symbolizes purification and baptism. Candles that are used for Easter vigil services represent the light of Jesus Christ, and that he brings light into darkness.


   Happy Birthday today to   Charlie Hilling ('56) of FL AND Beary Happy Birthday to   Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007)  AND    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND   Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -    The late Gene Collins Glave ('60) (deceased 07/06/11);

27 - Linda Williams Snelling ('63);

28 -   Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA AND   Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA;

29 -   David Hatchett ('65) of VA;

31 - The late  Alex Nicol (February '49) (deceased 02/23/12) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND         Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND    Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND    Ivan Anker ('67) of VA;

01 - Harold Smith ('57) AND   Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 26, 1939 - Spanish Civil War: Nationalists began their final offensive of the war.

March 26, 1942 - The first female prisoners arrived at Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.

March 26, 1945 - The Battle of Iwo Jima ended as the island was officially secured by American forces.


Saturday, March 26, 1966 - Politician Lilian Greenwood was born Lilian Rachel Greenwood in Bolton, England.

Saturday, March 26, 1966 - Actor and screenwriter Michael Imperioli was born James Michael Imperioli in Mount Vernon, New York.

Saturday, March 26, 1966 - Engineer and founder of Wirth Research, Nick Wirth, was born Nicholas John Peter Wirth in England.

Saturday, March 26, 1966 - Swimmer Victor Hochepied (b. Victor Fernand Hochepied on 29 Oct 1883 in Lille, France) died in Lille, France at the age of 82.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/25/15:

“The battle for self-discipline may leave you a bit bruised and battered but always a better person. Self-discipline is a rigorous process at best; too many of us want it to be effortless and painless. Should temporary setbacks afflict us, a very significant part of our struggle for self-discipline is the determination and the courage to try again.....”

- Thomas S. Monson, April 2002
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/25/16 - "SOME POINTS TO PONDER":


As we grow older, and hence wiser, (hopefully) we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or a $30.00 watch doesn't really matter as they both tell the same time...

Whether we carry a $300 or a $30.00 wallet or handbag, the money contained within is the same.

Whether we eat a $500 dollar dinner or a $5.00 Happy Meal, food poisoning is the same;

Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 square feet. loneliness is the same.

Whether we own a 100,000 masterpiece or a $10.00 print, a sudden loss is the same.

Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down, you go down with it!

When we are young, we want the world and the best that it has to offer, but time, the master teacher, teaches us that true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.

Therefore... I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies, old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth, .... That is true happiness!!

Five Undeniable Facts of Life:

1. Don't educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.

2. Best awarded words in London ... "Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food."

3. The One who loves you will never leave you because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on.

4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand the difference.

5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, you have to manage!

If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!

Six Best medicines in the World:

1. Sunlight, 2. Rest, 3. Exercise, 4. Diet, 5. Self Confidence and 6. Friends!

Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy a healthy life.

   Thanks, Haul Party!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/25/16 - "Really Sweet Bizarre News Story, Color Your Mood & Much More":

Anna Nalick - Breathe (2am) BEST SOUND
Sarah McLachlan - Angel [Official Music Video]


Jokes & Funny Quotes

Gullibility Virus - with real links to real info


Gullibility Virus Spreading over the Internet!


WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Institute for the Investigation of Irregular Internet Phenomena announced today that many Internet users are becoming infected by a new virus that causes them to believe without question every groundless story, legend, and dire warning that shows up in their inbox or on their browser. The Gullibility Virus, as it is called, apparently makes people believe and forward copies of silly hoaxes relating to cookie recipes, email viruses, taxes on modems, and get-rich-quick schemes.

"These are not just readers of tabloids or people who buy lottery tickets based on fortune cookie numbers," a spokesman said. "Most are otherwise normal people, who would laugh at the same stories if told to them by a stranger on a street corner." However, once these same people become infected with the Gullibility Virus, they believe anything they read on the Internet.

"My immunity to tall tales and bizarre claims is all gone," reported one weeping victim. "I believe every warning message and sick child story my friends forward to me, even though most of the messages are anonymous."

Another victim, now in remission, added, "When I first heard about Good Times, I just accepted it without question. After all, there were dozens of other recipients on the mail header, so I thought the virus must be true." It was a long time, the victim said, before she could stand up at a Hoaxees Anonymous meeting and state, "My name is Jane, and I've been hoaxed." Now, however, she is spreading the word. "Challenge and check whatever you read," she says.

Internet users are urged to examine themselves for symptoms of the virus, which include the following:

* the willingness to believe improbable stories without thinking
* the urge to forward multiple copies of such stories to others
* a lack of desire to take three minutes to check to see if a story is true

T. C. is an example of someone recently infected. He told one reporter, "I read on the Net that the major ingredient in almost all shampoos makes your hair fall out, so I've stopped using shampoo."

When told about the Gullibility Virus, T. C. said he would stop reading email, so that he would not become infected.

Anyone with symptoms like these is urged to seek help immediately. Experts recommend that at the first feelings of gullibility, Internet users rush to their favorite search engine and look up the item tempting them to thoughtless credence. Most hoaxes, legends, and tall tales have been widely discussed and exposed by the Internet community.

Courses in critical thinking are also widely available, and there is online help from many sources, including:

Department of Energy Computer Incident Advisory Capability at

Symantec Anti Virus Research Center at

McAfee Associates Virus Hoax List at

Dr. Solomons Hoax Page at

The Urban Legends Web Site at

Urban Legends Reference Pages at

Datafellows Hoax Warnings at

Those people who are still symptom free can help inoculate themselves against the Gullibility Virus by reading some good material on evaluating sources, such as:

Evaluating Internet Research Sources at

Evaluation of Information Sources at

Lastly, as a public service, Internet users can help stamp out the Gullibility Virus by sending copies of this message to anyone who forwards them a hoax.

This message is so important, we're sending it anonymously! Forward it to all your friends right away! Don't think about it! This is not a chain letter! This story is true! Don't check it out! This story is so timely, there is no date on it! This story is so important, we're using lots of exclamation points! For every message you forward to some unsuspecting person, the Home for the Hopelessly Gullible will donate ten cents to itself. (If you wonder how the Home will know you are forwarding these messages all over creation, you're obviously thinking too much.)


(A repeat, but true.)

Four All Who Reed and Right

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.

One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;
yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet,
and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
yet hat in the plural would never be hose, and the plural of cat
is cats, not cose.

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
but though we say mother, we never say methren.

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.

Let's face it,
English is a crazy language.

There is no egg in eggplant,
nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England.

We take English for granted.
But if we explore its paradoxes,
we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square
and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea, nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing,
grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends,
but not one amend?

If you have a bunch of odds and ends
and get rid of all but one of them,
what do you call it?

If teachers taught,
why didn't preachers praught?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
what does a humanitarian eat?

Sometimes, I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what other language do people recite at a play
and play at a recital?

Ship by truck and send cargo by ship?

Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which
your house can burn up as it burns down;
in which you fill in a form by filling it out
and in which an alarm goes off by going on.
~Author Unknown~


Funny Quotes

"According to the Annual World Happiness Report, the United States is the 13th happiest country in the world. You know what the happiest country in the world is? Denmark. Danish people are the happiest. Of course they're happy, they have a pastry named after them."

- Jimmy Kimmel


"Amazon's got this new voice-activated home assistant gadget called the Echo. You just talk to the Echo, and it tells you the weather or sports scores or controls the lighting or climate in your house. Now, the Echo is always listening, but it only activates when you say its name: Alexa. It's a pretty name, much prettier than the earlier name, the privacy-destroyer spy-mic 5000."

- Stephen Colbert


*-- Q and A Quickies --*

Q: Who are some of the werewolves' cousins?

A: The whatwolves and the whenwolves.

Q: Why are Venetian blinds the greatest invention in the history of mankind?

A: If it wasn't for Venetian blinds, it would have been curtains for all of us.


A Positive Bizarre News Story

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

There are so many depressing and stupid bizarre stories, it is nice to hear a positive one every now and then. Like this story of two young men who showed up to congratulate a couple of strangers on the birth of their baby.

Lindsey and Mark Knox of Georgia, said that they are touched by the kindness of strangers who brought them gifts to the hospital.

Dennis Williams, 21, received a text, informing him that the couple was having a baby. "We are in the hospital. Having a baby today," the text read, followed by "She has dilated to 5-6."

Williams replied: "Congratulations, but I think someone has the wrong number."

The text message came from Teresa Lashley. She did not realize that she was texting a stranger as part of her family group when her daughter-in-law Lindsey, 26, was in labor.

However, he soon received a picture of the newborn baby named Cason Knox. He then replied: "Well, I do not know you, but me and the boys will be there to take pictures with the baby."

That is when the new parents and the other family members realized the mistake and apologized, but Williams came over to the hospital in Bainbridge, along with his brother Deorick and gifts.

Lashley thanked the Williams brothers via Facebook and wrote: "What a blessing these two guys were to our family. They were so sweet and kind to do this! You two are great guys and thank you for giving to someone you didn't know! If we all only had this kind of a heart."



Wisdom Tip

Color Your Mood

Research confirms that changing your mood may be as simple as changing the colors around you. Clothing, room decors, even a small colors object like accessories or a handbag will give you benefits. For example:

Blue. Any shade can have a calming effect and creates feeling of serenity.

Green. Brings balance to your mind and smoothes out your hectic day-to-day routine.

Orange. Makes you feel more optimistic. A pick-me-up when you’re sluggish.

Red. Increases your energy level and stimulates your heart rate.

Purple. Shades of lilac and violet generate creativity


A MountainWings Moment- I'll Keep My Rock

I am 18 weeks pregnant with my third child. My first is three, my youngest. one. I have had "all day sickness" for the last 17 weeks. I run a small business and spent the last six hours with both my children as we ran errands for the business.

My one-year-old lost his one and only pacifier two hours into our day. I spent the rest of the day with a very cranky, teething baby and no pacifier. My three-year-old, who has been potty-trained for almost a year decided to poop his pants while we were in the car. I had to ask a client if I could use her bathroom to clean him. It was all over his pants, so he spent the rest of the day in a blanket.

At the end of the day I came home, gave the children cold cereal for dinner, because that was all the energy I had. I didn't even make enough money today to pay one of the mounting bills laying on my table, most of which are in collections.

I sat down at the computer feeling exhausted, sick, hopeless, depressed, wondering how I had failed so badly in life. I sat here trying to tell myself that I am so blessed. After all I could feed my children, give them clothes and shelter. We had heat, electricity, they had toys to play with. I was able to be home with them 24 hours a day, but I couldn't shake my mood.

I remembered I hadn't yet read my MountainWings yet so I logged on and read P.U.S.H. I had read this story once before somewhere so I was about to delete when I felt very strongly that I should read it.

Now I sit here with tears in my eyes no longer from exhaustion, depression, etc. but because of God's love for me. The rock became all my troubles, never seeming to move, and dare I say getting bigger everyday.

I saw myself pushing that rock and feeling the same feelings of failure. Going to the Lord in prayer asking how I could fail so badly, and His telling me I haven't. To look at myself and see how much I have grown.

To be honest, I wouldn't want my life any other way then it is now. I would rather go through the trials and learn the wisdom, understanding, love, and humility that I have learned from my trials, then to be ignorant of them.

My family likes to joke that when God handed out trials to everyone in Heaven, we were the last in line and He had extras so He gave them all to us. :)

Even so, I have people tell me all the time, even people I have never met before, that there is a strength about me that is different. If my past is any indicator of my future I'll be pushing even bigger rocks then the one I am pushing now.

But God puts people like you into my life to help carry the burden, by reminding me how blessed I truly am. After all today was hardly anything, it just happened to tip the scale the wrong way, but your message helped even me out again. Thank you so much. God bless.

~A MountainWings Original by subscriber Jennie Fleischmann, Utah~

A comment from the issue P.U.S.H.

   Thank you, Shari!

“I am thinking it right but beating it wrong.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar




From - 03/26/16:

Little Johnny ran to his dad and said, "Dad, there's water in the carburetor of the car!"

"How can you be so sure?" the father asked.

"I just know there is," replied Little Johnny.

"Do you even know what a carburetor is?"

"No," said Little Johnny.

"OK, where is the car?"

"In the lake."

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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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Stained Glass Window Image courtesy of - 04/21/14

Easter Egg Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/21/14

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

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)

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

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!

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