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07/01/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
How Deep Is Your Love?

“When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find
it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see
that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

- Khalil Gibran
(06 Jan 1883 - 06 Apr 1931)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   July 1? Already??

July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of the year. The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year.
It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year's Day in a leap year.

   I like this song.

BONUS - - How Deep Is Your Love? - The Bee Gees


"How Deep Is Your Love" is a song recorded by the Bee Gees in 1977. Originally intended for Yvonne Elliman, it was ultimately used as part of the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever. It was a number three hit in the UK. In the U.S., it topped the Billboard Hot 100 on 24 December 1977 and stayed in the Top 10 for a then-record 17 weeks. The song also spent six weeks atop the U.S. adult contemporary chart. The song was ranked #366 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Along with "Stayin' Alive", it is one of the group's two songs on the list. The song also lists at #20 on Billboard's All Time Top 100.[1] It was famously covered by Take That for their 1996 Greatest Hits album, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks.

   Happy Birthday today to     the late Julius Benton ('58) (deceased 20 Nov 2008) AND    Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Fred Mays ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -   Fred Hayman ('57) AND      Forrest Powell ('63) of VA;

05 - Doug Johnson ('57) of VA;

06 -    The late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11);

07 -    Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND      Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 01, 1916 - First day on the Somme: On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army were killed and 40,000 wounded.

July 01, 1916 - The first attack of the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 occurred.


July 01, 1942 - German troops captured Sevestpol, Crimea, in the Soviet Union.

July 01, 1942 - German U-boats attacked merchant ships in the Atlantic.

July 01, 1942 - The first Battle of El Alamein.

July 01, 1943 - Tokyo City merged with Tokyo Prefecture and was dissolved. Since then, no city in Japan has had the name "Tokyo" (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city).


Friday, July 01, 1966 - The first color television transmission in Canada took place from Toronto.

Friday, July 01, 1966 - Footballer and coach Enrico Annoni was born in Giussano, Italy.

Friday, July 01, 1966 - Ice hockey player Shawn Burr was born Shawn Christopher Burr in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. On 05 Aug 2013 at the age of 47, he died in St. Clair, Michigan, after a fall in his home caused massive brain trauma.

Friday, July 01, 1966 - Runner Frank Verner (b. 24 June 1883) died at the age of 83.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/30/15:

“If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.”

- Marvin J. Ashton
(06 May 1915  - 25 Feb 1994)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 06/30/16 - "VIGILS and the BULLY PULPIT":

The Awful Effects of Continuing Terrorism

By Harry M. Covert

The time has come for a real vigil. Using this bully pulpit something must be done to halt the slide to “Hell in a Handbasket” as a humorist of yore penned a half-century ago.

Were I extolling on a pastoral platform at this very moment I would most certainly disclaim use of the caustic word for the netherworld. Preachers should avoid using such adjectives while representing The Almighty on divine premises. No slips.

Of late lots of well-meaning people have been conducting vigils, carrying lit candles, holding hands and moaning and mooning over the awful murders not just in Florida but throughout the country in Baltimore, Chicago, Texas and other states.

These deaths and injuries are quite awful, terrifying and petrifying for the continuation of society as we know it.

At the risk of appearing cynical or uncaring, which I am not, everybody is missing the cause for the terror, murder and mayhem which seems to be the most popular thing of the present. This is not a joke. All of us are at risk. It’s easy to say if victims had side arms at the ready the results would be different. Not so. I’m a true believer in the right to pack and carry concealed weapons.

It was nice to see Frederick, Maryland citizens congregate for a vigil. Missing from the conversations and speeches and wishing, no talk was made about changing the hearts of the people.

My questions here in a land of lots of churches of all persuasions, where are the pastors and Sunday school teachers emphasizing the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule and Biblical teachings? The time has come for a new Christian Renaissance. The constant barrage to remove public expressions of Christian convictions is the culprit leading to the ruination of a society.

Yes, the state, the county and the nation recognize freedom of religion. But, the current crop of crusaders forgets that the nation was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics. This won’t be popular probably, but the founding principles did not include Islam, Buddha, Hari Krishna, Baha’ or worshipers who use Peyote or medicinal marijuana. The founders wanted tolerance.


It doesn’t take genius to see the many social disruptions destroying individual and family lifestyles. Matters of drug use are no joke. Cocaine is rampant. How often entertainment shows present sniffing the white stuff which really shows young people how to try it. A wag I know once suggested a weekend “sniff-off” so users could load up and spare the community of much criminal activity. It wasn’t funny and didn’t get anywhere.

How many church people are criticized as “Bible Bangers?” Cute. But those using the words are usually bottom feeders, lost in evil activities, problems in themselves and family members. Frankly they are generally ne’er-do-wells. Check out the jails.

To put all this in perspective, evangelical churches now must take the lead in Reforming lifestyles, people and teaching right and wrong. It isn’t difficult. Yes lots of so-called meeting houses are busy ignoring the Gospel message, no longer paying attention to sin. Heavenly days! I used that word. Well, murder is s-i-n, reprobate lifestyles are s-i-n. Those who say they are called to ministry must remind themselves, “woe…unto me if I preach not the Gospel.”

It is indeed sad when innocents are murdered willy-nilly by a knucklehead, terrorist or deranged person of any persuasion. The issue isn’t a hand gun or AR-15 or shiv or switchblade or Molotov cocktail. Bad people must not be able to buy them. While all the hand-wringing gains steam, a silly congressional sit-in won’t change a thing. They can try for a little publicity but most people think they’re out of it and they are.


Pastors have a huge responsibility. As far as I have recounted no evangelicals in Frederick were holding candles, beating their breasts and ignoring the elements of terrorism, murder and religious turmoil. I trust they were preparing for a real vigil, making some elocutions for fire-breathing sermons. Right now, we’re having “h-e-l-l” on earth.

There must be a modern-day Billy Sunday, the former Chicago White Stockings baseball player and evangelist; a neo-Billy Graham; a preacher like E. M. Bounds; or pulpiteer resembling Dwight Moody; or John Wesley or the late great John R. W. Stott. There are others, too.

All right, everybody who wants to go to Heaven raise your hand.



   Thank you so much for your insights, Harry!

  From Margaret Elmore Tolly ('58) of VA - 06/28/16:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Margaret!

  From Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA - 06/29/16:

  INDEED! Thank you, Barbara!

From Mona Carneal Harrison ('66) of VA - 06/26/16:

  Love this sign in beach house. So glad I am a Southern girl.

     Thanks, Mona - so am I!


If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.”

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)

BONUS PATRIOTIC CROCHET PATTERNS: - American Crochet Chameleon Hat - "Work up this American Crochet Chameleon Hat for every member of your family this 4th of July. Not only is this crochet hat pattern quick and easy, but it also comes in sizes all the way from newborn to adult. The ruffle edge looks so adorable on babies but doesn't have to be added for the men who are hoping for a patriotic look, too. Whip up a couple in time for the holiday so that you can stay away from the bugs and nighttime chill with this perfectly patriotic crochet hat."

24 Fourth of July Free Crochet Patterns - "It’s the time of year again to make sure the flag is waving on your front porch and to stock up on sparklers. If you want to spend a little less this summer by having a homemade holiday celebration, try these 24 Fourth of July free crochet patterns. Put out some red, white, and blue decorations for the neighbors to see, don your patriotic apron for cooking, and snuggle up at night under an American striped crochet afghan. It may be hot and humid during the parade, but the fireworks at night can get a little chilly. We’ve got you covered for all of the celebrations of the day, whether you’re watching the parade on TV at home or taking a lawn chair outside to see it go by on the street. Celebrate and have fun at the same time this Fourth of July by putting your crochet skills to good use!" - American Striped Crochet Bag - "Carry around your 4th of July spirit with this American Striped Crochet Bag pattern. It is large enough to fit everything you need for a picnic, but small enough that you don't feel weighed down. The bottom even sits like a cube so you can easily organize things inside of it or set it down without it falling over. Enjoy this crochet tote bag pattern to bring all the best food to the gathering while you enjoy the fireworks on this 4th of July, or show off your spirit for Labor Day later on in the summer as well."

BONUS EASY 4th of JULY SIDE DISH RECIPES: - Coleslaw Just Like KFC - "There's never a bad time for coleslaw. Whether it's the peak of summer or the dead of winter, we can never get enough of that crunchy cabbage texture and creamy dressing flavor. With this recipe for Coleslaw Just Like KFC, now you can make a homemade version of that fan favorite restaurant side dish and serve it at all of your family gatherings. This copycat recipe always earns rave reviews and is so close to the real thing, it's hard to believe it didn't come straight from KFC! Give this recipe for coleslaw a shot and see for yourself how much it tastes like the original." - Mom's 7-Layer Salad - "A big bowl of 7-layer salad is the perfect dish to bring to a potluck or picnic because it's easy to make, keeps well, and can be doubled to feed a large crowd. Mom's 7-Layer Salad is a classic easy salad recipe with layers of lettuce, vegetables, cheese, bacon, and a creamy dressing. After making this easy side dish recipe once, it will be requested at every social gathering! Just layer the ingredients in a bowl and go." - Easy Fruit Salad: Honeydew Blueberry Summer Salad Recipe - "We’ve long been fans of easy fruit salad recipes that make use of in-season fruit. Fresh fruit is a budget-friendly way to eat healthy for anyone with a sweet tooth. While we love strawberries, there are so many other seasonal summer fruits that go neglected. Take melons, for example. June and July produce the juiciest honeydews you’ll ever taste! That’s why we created this Honeydew Blueberry Summer Salad Recipe in our test kitchen..."


From - 06/28/15:

Recently scientists revealed that beer contains small traces of female hormones.

To prove their theory, the scientists fed 100 men 12 pints of beer and observed that 100% of them gained weight, talked excessively without making sense, became emotional, and couldn’t drive.

No further testing is planned.


1. Wednesday, July 13, 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, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/30/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
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                          Love to all, Carol





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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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How Deep is Your Love?

Written by Barry (b. 01 Sept 1946), Robin (b. 22 Dec 1949), and Maurice Gibb (22 Dec 1949 – 12 Jan 2003)

Recorded by The Bee Gees, 1977

I know your eyes in the morning sun
I feel you touch me in the pouring rain
And the moment that you wander far from me
I wanna feel you in my arms again

And you come to me on a summer breeze
Keep me warm in your love
Then you softly leave
And it's me you need to show
How deep is your love?

How deep is your love
How deep is your love
I really need to learn
'Cause we're living in a world of fools
Breakin’ us down
When they all should let us be
We belong to you and me

I believe in you
You know the door to my very soul
You're the light in my deepest, darkest hour
You're my saviour when I fall
And you may not think I care for you
When you know down inside
That I really do

And it's me you need to show
How deep is your love?
How deep is your love
How deep is your love
I really need to learn
'Cause we're living in a world of fools
Breakin’ us down
When they all should let us be
We belong to you and me

And you come to me on a summer breeze,
Keep me warm in your love
Then you softly leave
And it's me you need to show
How deep is your love?

How deep is your love
How deep is your love
I really need to learn
'Cause we're living in a world of fools
Breakin’ us down
When they all should let us be
We belong to you and me

“How Deep Is Your Love" midi (sequenced by gecadero) courtesy of - 06/30/10

“How Deep Is Your Love" lyrics courtesy
of - 07/01/10

"How Deep Is Your Love?" Image courtesy of!E9C40EDB39A87F0B!3540.entry - 07/01/10

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

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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