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04/08/07 - NNHS Newsletter

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
  And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?"

- John 11: 25-26 (KJV)  

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    Two years ago at Easter time, we celebrated the secular holiday together:

   Last year at Easter time, I thought it would be interesting to examine the religious Easter:

   This year I thought we'd try one of each.

   Accordingly, I split the Easter mail as I thought it best fit a particular theme.  NOTE: These two Easter pages do NOT contain the same material.  Other than the Birthdays and Dates to Remember, they are entirely different.

   And yes, I'm aware that if your attitude is perfect enough, all things secular can be considered spiritual (and probably vice versa, if the obverse is true!), but just humor me here for the sake of simplicity.  Thanks!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/16/06:

   There are so many different ways in which this most sacred of all Christian holidays, celebrating as it does the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and his victory over the grave, is observed, I thought it might require a complete textbook to do so herein.  I decided instead simply to wish each of you a beautiful, blessed Easter, however you may - or may not - be celebrating it.  We're observing it here together as we try to do all holidays because we are one big family, and we love each other, and that is what families do.


10 -   Skip Wood ('65) of NC - 1947
11 -
  Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA - 1944
11 - Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA - 1948
11 - Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/20/07 - "A scripture a day..........":

     What a great reminder, Shari!  Thanks!!!

  From Me ('65) - of NC - 04/08/07:

   This reminds me of a site I think I'll just toss out there (because it's Easter, after all!).  It was devised especially for Latter-day Saints to help them to remember to read their scriptures on a daily basis.  You have the option of listening to them as well as reading along with the text, and you can set your own pace, and chart your progress each time.  At the end you're rewarded with a spiritual thought - okay, they're really geared for Latter-day Saint, but that's just a happy bonus.

   At the beginning of the year, I elected to read a chapter a day of the New Testament in this fashion, and as familiar as I am with it, I'm often astonished by the wording in certain of the less frequently quoted text.  I can only imagine that as I've read it before, my eyes naturally jump to the more treasured verses at the expense of the surrounding passages.  Whatever the case, it's been quite an adventure for me.  Last year I read The Book of Mormon, which as you might imagine, is also available.

   Both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible are available, but only in the King James version.

   My #2 daughter-in-law,   Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of IL, alerted me to this site last year.  That's just one of the many reasons I love her!  Thanks again, Bethany!

   (And, oh yes, lest there be any doubt, I love and adore both of my other daughters-in-law as well!  And also my seven children!!  And my nine grandchildren!!!)

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/22/07 - "God's Yellow Pages":

This is absolutely fabulous!!!!!!

 This Really Took Some Doing To Set Up
It's a great reference don't you think?

... just click here for: God's Yellow Pages

   This is a really helpful reference, Shari, and we've used it before, and we'll use it again, from time to time.  Thanks so much!

  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/24/07 - "The Second Coming ":

The Second Coming
You have got to see this ... it's so awesome ... you can't help but to be inspired by this... "The Second Coming".

(Click on Every Eye) below...

Every Eye

   WOWZERONI!!!  This presentation gave me chills - repeatedly!  Thank you so very much, Glenn!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/29/07 - "Spiritual Messages":

Wishing you all a very nice weekend,

Do You Know Bailey's Jesus?

God recently allowed me to see Jesus through the eyes of someone seeing Him for the first time. Having the advantage of knowing how the story ends, we can easily forget the cost of our redemption and the love of our Savior.

Every year we attend a local church pageant at Christmas time, which tells the story of Jesus from His birth through His resurrection. It is a spectacular event, with live animals and hundreds of cast members in realistic costumes. The magi enter the huge auditorium on llamas from the rear, descending the steps in pomp and majesty. Roman soldiers look huge and menacing in their costumes and makeup.

Of all the years we have attended, one stands out indelibly in my heart. It was the year we took our then three-year-old granddaughter, Bailey, who loves Jesus. She was mesmerized throughout the entire play, not just watching, but involved as if she were a player. She watches as Joseph and Mary travel to the Inn and is thrilled when she sees the baby Jesus in His mother's arms.

When Jesus, on a young donkey, descends the steps from the back of the auditorium, depicting His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Bailey was ecstatic. As he neared our aisle, Bailey began jumping up and down, screaming, "Jesus, Jesus! There's Jesus!" Not just saying the words but exclaiming them with every fiber of her being. She alternated between screaming his name and hugging us. "It's Jesus. Look!" I thought she might actually pass out.

Tears filled my eyes as I looked at Jesus through the eyes of a child in love with Him, seeing Him for the first time. How like the blind beggar screaming out in reckless abandon, "Jesus, Jesus!", afraid he might miss Him, not caring what others thought. This was so much fun.

Then came the arrest scene. On stage, the soldiers shoved and slapped Jesus as they moved Him from the Garden of Gethsemane to Pilate. Bailey responded as if she were in the crowd of women, with terror and anger. "Stop it!" she screamed. "Bad soldiers, stop it!" As I watched her reaction, I wished we had talked to her before the play. "Bailey it's OK. They are just pretending." "They are hurting Jesus! Stop it!"

She stood in her seat reacting to each and every move. People around us at first smiled at her reaction, thinking "How cute!". Then they quit smiling and began watching her watch Him. In a most powerful scene, the soldiers lead Jesus carrying the cross down the steps of the auditorium from the back. They were yelling, whipping, and cursing at Jesus, who was bloodied and beaten. Bailey was now hysterical. "Stop it! Soldiers! Stop it," she screamed. She must have been wondering why all these people did nothing. She then began to cry instead of scream. "Jesus, Oh, Jesus!" People all around us began to weep as we all watch this devoted little disciple see her Jesus beaten and killed as those first century disciples had.

Going back and forth between her mother's lap and mine for comfort, she was distraught. I kept saying, "Bailey, it's OK. Jesus is going to be OK. These are just people pretending to be soldiers. She looked at me like I was crazy. In my lap, we talked through the cross and burial. "Watch, Bailey, watch for Jesus!"

The tomb began to tremble and lightening flashed as the stone rolled away. A super bowl touchdown cheer couldn't come close to matching this little one's reaction to the resurrection. "Jesus! He's OK. Mommy, it's Jesus!"

I prayed that she wasn't going to be traumatized by this event, but that she would remember it. I shall never forget it. I shall never forget seeing Jesus' suffering, crucifixion, and resurrection through the eyes of an innocent child.

Following the pageant the actors all assembled in the foyer to be greeted by the audience. As we passed by some of the soldiers Bailey screamed out, "Bad soldier, don't you hurt Jesus." The actor who portrayed Jesus was some distance away surrounded by well-wishers and friends. Bailey broke away from us and ran toward Him, wrapping herself around His legs, holding on for dear life. He hugged her and said, "Jesus loves you." He patted her to go away.

She wouldn't let go. She kept clinging to Him, laughing and calling His name. She wasn't about to let go of her Jesus.

I think God in heaven stopped what ever was going on that day and made all the angels watch Bailey. "Now, look there! You see what I meant when I said, 'Of such is the kingdom of heaven?'"

[ Source: God@Work, St Mark's United Methodist Church ( -- from 'WIT and WISDOM' ]

 Do You Know Bailey's Jesus?


   MORE WOWZERONIS!!!  This story is one of those that makes you laugh and cry all at once - but above all, it makes you think! 

   Thank you so much, Shari!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/04/07 - "Have a Happy Easter":

Hoping your Easter holiday is blessed with peace as you feel the love from our Saviour,


Hill of crosses.
   Thank you, Shari - you, too!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/06/07:

As Easter time approaches, let me share with you the tender story of an eleven-year-old boy named Philip, a Down’s syndrome child who was in a Sunday School class with eight other children. Easter Sunday, the teacher brought an empty plastic egg for each child. They were instructed to go out of the church building onto the grounds and put into the egg something that would remind them of the meaning of Easter. All returned joyfully. As each egg was opened there were exclamations of delight at a butterfly, a twig, a flower, a blade of grass. Then the last egg was opened. It was Philip’s, and it was empty! Some of the children made fun of Philip. “But, teacher,” he said, “teacher, the tomb was empty.” A newspaper article announcing Philip’s death a few months later noted that at the conclusion of the funeral eight children marched forward and put a large empty egg on the small casket. On it was a banner that said, “The tomb was empty.”

  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/08/07:

Some years ago, President Gordon B. Hinckley told “something of a parable” about “a one room school house in the mountains of Virginia where the boys were so rough no teacher had been able to handle them.

“Then one day an inexperienced young teacher applied. He was told that every teacher had received an awful beating, but the teacher accepted the risk. The first day of school the teacher asked the boys to establish their own rules and the penalty for breaking the rules. The class came up with 10 rules, which were written on the blackboard. Then the teacher asked, ‘What shall we do with one who breaks the rules?’

“ ‘Beat him across the back ten times without his coat on,’ came the response.

“A day or so later, … the lunch of a big student, named Tom, was stolen. ‘The thief was located—a little hungry fellow, about ten years old.’

“As Little Jim came up to take his licking, he pleaded to keep his coat on. ‘Take your coat off,’ the teacher said. ‘You helped make the rules!’

“The boy took off the coat. He had no shirt and revealed a bony little crippled body. As the teacher hesitated with the rod, Big Tom jumped to his feet and volunteered to take the boy’s licking.

“ ‘Very well, there is a certain law that one can become a substitute for another. Are you all agreed?’ the teacher asked.

“After five strokes across Tom’s back, the rod broke. The class was sobbing. ‘Little Jim had reached up and caught Tom with both arms around his neck. “Tom, I’m sorry that I stole your lunch, but I was awful hungry. Tom, I will love you till I die for taking my licking for me! Yes, I will love you forever!” ’ ” 8

President Hinckley then quoted Isaiah:

“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. …

“… He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” 9

- James E. Faust, “The Atonement: Our Greatest Hope,” Ensign, Nov 2001,  18

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“Now, the next thing of which I am certain, and of which I bear witness, is the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. Without it life is meaningless. It is the keystone in the arch of our existence. It affirms that we lived before we were born in mortality. Mortality is but a stepping-stone to a more glorious existence in the future. The sorrow of death is softened with the promise of the Resurrection. There would be no Christmas if there were no Easter.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley, April 1, 2007
(b. 23 June 1910)


1. Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL NNHS CLASSES

2. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21 - 23, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

6. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL

7. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305


  Ave Verum Corpus

Text: William Byrd (1543-1623), 1605
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Ave ave verum Corpus
natum de Maria Virgine;
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine:
cujus latus perforatum
fluxit aqua et sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum
in mortis examine.
in mortis examine.

Jesus, Savior

Text Adapted by Karen Lynn, 1980
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Jesus, Savior Son of the Father,
Word made flesh by God's pow'r divine.
Thou hast suffered to redeem us
To crown salvation's grand design.
Sanctify our spirits, O Savior;
We would thy commandments fulfill.
Lord, Redeemer, Atoning One,
Renew our hearts to do thy will,
Renew, renew our hearts to do thy will.


Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus" midi courtesy of - 04/09/06

History PLUS Midi files of each individual voice part are available here: - 04/09/06

"Ave Verum Corpus" lyrics courtesy
of - 04/09/06

Translation of Latin lyrics available at - 04/09/06

Another Translation of the Latin lyrics may be found here: - 04/09/06

"Jesus, Savior" lyrics transcribed by Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC - 04/09/06

Simon Dewey's Painting, "He Lives" and Harry Anderson's painting, "The Resurrection of Jesus Christ" courtesy
of - 04/09/06

"Happy Easter" Greeting and Lily Divider Lines clip art courtesy of - 04/09/06

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

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