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07/24/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mormon Pioneer Day

1847 Plus 164 Years

“President Brigham Young entered Salt Lake Valley on 24 July 1847, officially marking the beginning of settlement in the valley of the Great Salt Lake. Those first days in the valley were filled with feverish activities. The pioneers set to work at once: plowing, planting, and watering; setting up a blacksmith shop; and building a grist mill and a pit saw, a storehouse and corrals. At the same time, parties explored nearby mountain canyons and neighboring valleys. On Wednesday, July 28, at five o’clock, President Young and the Apostles met between the two forks of City Creek and designated the site for the temple and gave the details for laying out the city. At eight o’clock, a public meeting was held on the temple site. President Young called on the Saints to express their feelings on the subject of locating there. Howard Egan wrote: 'It was moved and seconded that we should locate in this valley for the present, and lay out a city in this place; which was carried without a dissenting voice.' The company thus unanimously confirmed President Young’s prophetic pronouncement that 'this is the right place.' ”

- S. George Ellsworth, Heeding the Prophet's Call,
Ensign, Oct. 1995

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is our fourth observance of this holiday here together; you'll find your homework assignments plus extra bonus materials on 2008's edition:

BONUS #1 - - Come, Come, Ye Saints - Mormon Tabernacle Choir - 177th Annual General Conference

BONUS #2 - - Come, Come, Ye Saints - Mormon Tabernacle Choir - moving video!

BONUS #3 - - Come, Come, Ye Saints - Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the Nauvoo (Illinois) Temple grounds, 2010


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Janey Roane Harper ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND     Bill Roady ('60) of VA;

27 - Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents),     Katelyn Mansfield of NC;

30 -   Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND        My Daughter, Adrienne Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC  AND   My Granddaughter, Claire;

31 -   Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND    Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA!  

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



Tuesday, July 23, 1861

The Battle of Manassas was a tremendous shock to both sides. While there had been the initial blast of the firing on Ft. Sumter, Bull Run was where American fought American hand to hand. Few had ever thought it would come to outright bloodshed, and even those did, assumed that there would be no more than one battle. Today the command changes started, with John Dix appointed to the Department of Maryland and W.S. Rosecrans getting the huge Department of Ohio.

Wednesday, July 23, 1862

A few days ago Gen. John Pope, head of the newly created Army of Virginia, had showed his disdain for popularity by announcing that the populace of the area would be charged for any damage committed by Confederate agents to railroads or telegraph lines. Today he went even further, announcing that any male who refused to swear loyalty to the Union would be shipped South, and if found to have returned without permission, shot as a spy.

Thursday, July 23, 1863

The plan was straightforward: Gen. Meade assigned Maj. Gen. William French to take his 3rd Corps through Manassas Gap and cut the Army of Northern Virginia in half. Like many of Meade’s plans in the aftermath of Gettysburg, this one just didn’t work out either. Lee knew the passes were there and he had them all guarded. A fierce resistance by a brigade stalled the assault for hours. In those hours, Longstreet and Hill’s corps managed a last burst of speed into the Luray Valley and safety.

Saturday, July 23, 1864

Abraham Lincoln often seemed to have an instinct for what enemy armies were going to do next. This was frequently a better instinct than the commanders in the field had, as was proven by a telegram today to Gen. “Black Dave” Hunter in Harper’s Ferry. “Are you able to take care of the enemy when he turns back on you, as he probably will on finding that Wright has left?” Sure enough, Early turned and headed for Kernstown. Hunter sent Crook out to meet him.



Wednesday, July 24, 1861

Brig. Gen. Henry Wise was at Tyler Mountain near Charleston (the one in western Virginia, not that other one.) He and his Confederate forces would have no problems, if it weren’t for Jacob D. Cox. Cox had led his Federal troops on a miserably difficult march and were now attacking Wise’s rear. Wise, wisely, decided on the better part of valor and pulled out, heading for Gauley Bridge during the night.

Thursday, July 24, 1862

Admiral Farragut had taken his fleet upriver almost as far as Vicksburg, and they had done a remarkable job of cutting off the flow of Confederate supplies across the Mississippi. Only right under the guns of the city was Confederate passage possible. However, another reduced flow was causing trouble: the river level was so low that Farragut’s ships, many originally built for salt-water service, could not navigate. He pulled these ships back to Baton Rouge and left gunboats on patrol.

Sunday, July 24, 1864

Despite all the fighting that had taken place in the vicinity over the last four years, today’s disputation is known only as the Second Battle of Kernstown. Jubal Early, in a virtual recreation of Stonewall Jackson’s actions in Kernstown I, hit George Crook’s defending Federals in the center, after the left had been rolled by Breckinridge and the right hurt by Ramseur. The day ended with the familiar sight of Federals in flight for Winchester.


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/07/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest -   April Ann Stokes" AND    From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 07/09/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest -  Greyson":

   Here's the deal, Chickadees: we'll carry both babies' links here through the end of the month:

Gerber Baby Photo Contest

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/23/11 - "Pack up your troubles":

My late parents (a pilot and a nurse) used to sing this one. He put in a full military career. Thanks for the memories. They taught me some other ones we weren't supposed to sing in polite company.


   GIGGLES! Thanks, Domi - glad you enjoyed it!

 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 07/23/11, 10:02 AM AND     From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 07/23/11, 2:12 PM - "How Hot is it in Virginia...?":


This is Elliot, an English Bulldog, and this is an "un-posed" picture (trust me, you couldn't actually make Elliot do anything)
of said pooch trying to beat the VIRGINIA heat after his owners emptied their cooler in the driveway in Norfolk, Virginia.


One picture is worth a thousand words......

   SAD GIGGLES! Oh, yeah, that's hot! Thank you, Sweetie-Pies! (I'm almost positive that someone else sent this to me also, but I cannot find it, so either I imagined that or I'm every bit as much deranged as I thought I was...)

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/23/11, 12:52 PM - "Only in Iowa":

   MORE SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/23/11 - "Norway":

One of the things I notice in all of the footage out of Norway is the ethnic diversity-- not just the kids at the Labor Party camp, but the rescuers-- police and firefighters and ambulance crews-- of various colors and accents. It wasn't that way when I lived in Europe as a kid. And it's a shame that this diversity, in many places, seems to be accompanied by an increase in some quarters of xenophobia. "They're here, and they are not like us". But they are like us. My ancestors journeyed from place to place looking for a good and peaceful place to live, to raise children, to work, to build a life and be part of a community. Likely so did yours. And when I see the footage, the teen girl with cafe-au-lait skin and the pale blonde one from the camp with identical Norwegian-accented English clutching each other semi-hysterical trying to respond to a reporter's questions; two Black ambulance attendants and two Nordic-looking ones and one who could have been Welsh or Black Irish doing triage at the bombing scene, I am reminded that most people want the same basic things.

We can't let the xenophobes win.

   Thank you so much, Domi!

   We have been sans-television since our move back to North Carolina, so I've been limited to what I decide to watch or read online. I was so horrified after seeing the image of the perpetrator of this monstrous crime that I chose not to watch the videos. What most struck me was the apparent beauty of the killer; he looks like a movie star - only more innocent! I was reminded that if evil wasn't so attractive, we would all be more inclined to shun it. Even knowing that, I - with the world - am still reeling. Every time I (in my Pollyanna mode) feel that surely we have grown and moved past such narrow thinking, I am bitterly jolted back into the reality that we have not.

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 07/23/11, 3:18 PM - "Fender Skirts" AND From Patricia Matthews Sheene of NC - 07/24/11, 10:34 AM - "This is fun--Double-Dog-Dare You!":

I sure remember these things.  Enjoy!!!

How's This for Nostalgia?

Remember When ---

   Thanks, F.A. and Tricia - I remember them all, too!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - "Shadowland":

Interesting......................... - Gruppe Pilobolus

   WOWZERS! That is sooo cool! Thanks, Dools!


From - 07/23/11:

Two men were walking through the woods and came upon a big black, deep hole. One man picked up a rock and tossed it into the hole and stood listening for the rock to hit bottom. There was no sound.

He turned to the other guy and said "that must be a deep hole...let's throw a bigger rock in there and listen for it to hit bottom." The men found a bigger rock and both picked it up and lugged it to the hole and dropped it in.

They listened for some time and never heard a sound. Again, they agreed that this must be one deep hole and maybe they should throw something even bigger into it.

One man spotted a rail-road tie nearby. They picked up the tie, grunting and groaning, and lugged it to the hole. They tossed it in. No sound. All of a sudden, a goat came flying out of the woods, running like the wind, and flew past the men and jumped straight into the hole. The men were amazed.

About that time, an old hayseed farmer came out of the woods and asked the men if they had seen a goat. One man told the farmer of the incredible incident they had just witnessed...they had just seen this goat fly out of the woods and run and leap into the big hole. The man asked the farmer if this could have been his goat.

The old farmer said "Naw, that can't be my goat...he was chained to a railroad tie."

1. Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 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, August 10, 2011 - 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, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pun AND the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  DETAILS:; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at - OPEN REUNION!

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, see: and contact Gary Fitzgerald at or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

5. Saturday, August 27, 2011, NOON - Mike O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Reunion Luncheon for the 97th Rifle Company, USMC

6. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

7. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/05/11

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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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Come, Come, Ye Saints

"This hymn text was written by William Clayton, who was inspired by the existing hymn 'All Is Well' and his experiences traveling to Utah as one of the Mormon Pioneers. They, the early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gathered from around the world and walked across the American plains to find a new home in the West where they could live their religion without persecution. They settled and colonized much of what is now the state of Utah and although the bitter persecution of the past has, for the most part, been replaced with understanding and respect, for members of the Church throughout the world the hymn 'Come, Come Ye Saints' continues to represent their heritage of faith and sacrifice."

Words by William Clayton, April 15, 1846
(1814 - 04 Dec 1879)

Music: English Folk Song

Come, come, ye Saints, no toil or labor fear;
But with joy wend your way.
Though hard to you this journey may appear,
Grace shall be as your day.
'Tis better far for us to strive
Our useless cares from us to drive;
Do this and joy your hearts will swell —
All is well! All is well!

Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?
'Tis not so; all is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins; fresh courage take.
Our God will never us forsake;
And soon we'll have this tale to tell —
All is well! All is well!

We'll find the place which God for us prepared,
Far away in the West.
Where none shall come to hurt or make afraid;
There the Saints will be blessed.
We'll make the air with music ring,
Shout praises to our God and King;
Above the rest these words we'll tell —
All is well! All is well!

And should we die before our journey's through,
Happy day! All is well!
We then are free from toil and sorrow, too;
With the just we shall dwell!
But if our lives are spared again
To see the Saints their rest obtain;
Oh, how we'll make this chorus swell —
All is well! All is well!

"Come, Come, Ye Saints" midi and history courtesy of,_Come_Ye_Saints_(Traditional) - 07/23/08

"Come, Come, Ye Saints" lyrics courtesy of - 07/23/08

Image of Cloy Kent's Painting of a Latter-day Saint handcart family moving west (the original of which hangs in Iowa City 4th Ward meetinghouse)
courtesy of - 07/23/08

Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/23/08

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!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

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