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10/10/14 - NNHS Newsletter - I Love Yarn Day!

“It is pure potential. Every ball or skein of yarn holds something inside it,
and the great mystery of what that might be can be almost spiritual."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks
(b. 14 June 1968)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Seriously, how many of y'all knew what today is? Yes, it's really and truly I Love Yarn Day. I am not making this up.

This news is so exciting, it doesn't even need music, but there's a surprise there for you as well.

BONUS #1 - - I Love Yarn Day - Katherine Cowley, 2011

BONUS #2 - - The Cat's Ball of Yarn - Christopher Joshua Marshall, 2009



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND    Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND        Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

12 - Ann Sears ('63)  AND   Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;

13 - The United States Navy - 1775 AND Kenny Bransford ('63) AND   Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND   Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND

           My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL;

14 -       Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND      Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND     My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of UT;

15 -   Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA!

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 10, 1938 - The Munich Agreement ceded the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.

October 10, 1942 - The Soviet Union established diplomatic relations with Australia.

October 10, 1943 - The Double Tenth Incident in Japanese-controlled Singapore.

October 10, 1944 - Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children were murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp.

October 10, 1945 - The Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China. Later, the pact was commonly referred to as the Double-Ten Agreement.


day, October 10, 1964 - The opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, was broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.

Saturday, October 10, 1964 - Voice actor Quinton Flynn was born Quinton Joseph Flynn in Cleveland, Ohio.

Saturday, October 10, 1964 - Actress Sarah Lancashire was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England.

Saturday, October 10, 1964 - Singer-songwriter Crystal Waters was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, October 10, 1964 - Singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor Eddie Cantor (b. Edward Israel Itzkowitz on 31 Jan 1892 in New York City) died of a heart attack in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 72.

Saturday, October 10, 1964 - Pianist Heinrich Neuhaus  (b. Heinrich Gustavovich Neuhaus [Ге́нрих Густа́вович Нейга́уз] on 12 Apr 1888 in Elisavetgrad, in present-day Ukraine) died in Moscow at the age of 76.

Saturday, October 10, 1964 - Actor, director, and producer Guru Dutt (b. Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone [ವಸಂತ ಕುಮಾರ ಶಿವಶಂಕರ ಪಡುಕೋಣ] on 09 July 1925 in Bangalore, British India) was found dead in his bed in his rented apartment at Pedder Road in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India at the age of 39. He is said to have been mixing alcohol and sleeping pills. His death may have been suicide, or just an accidental overdose. It would have been his third suicide attempt.[16]

        From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/09/14 - "Need a smile?":


1) You are reading this.

2) You are human.

3) You can't say the letter ''P'' without separating your lips.

4) You just attempted to do it.

6) You are laughing at yourself.

7) You have a smile on your face and you skipped No. 5.

8) You just checked to see if there is a No. 5.

9) You laugh at this because you are a fun loving person and everyone does it too.

10) You are probably going to send this to see who else falls for it. You have received this e-mail because I didn't want to be alone in the idiot category.

Have a Great Day. Laugh, and then Laugh and sing It's a Beautiful Morning even when it's not.

"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."

  Thanks so much, Wayne Honey! I DID need that smile today!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 10/09/14 - "The Deaf Wife Problem":

The Deaf Wife Problem

Terry feared his wife Marilyn wasn't hearing as well as she used to, and he thought she might need a hearing aid.

Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem.

The doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.

"Here's what you do," said the doctor, "Stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response."

That evening, the wife was in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the den. He said to himself, 'I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens.' Then in a normal tone he asked, "Honey, what's for dinner?"

No response.

So the husband moved closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeated, "Marilyn, what's for dinner?"

Still no response.

Next he moved into the dining room where he was about 20 feet from his wife and asked, "Honey, what's for dinner?"

Again he got no response.

So, he walked up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. "Honey, what's for dinner?"

Again there was no response.

So he walked right up behind her. "Marilyn, what's for dinner?"

and she said . . . .

"Oh for goodness sake, Terry! For the FIFTH time, it's CHICKEN!"

     Thanks, Jimmy!

From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA -

     YEAH! Thanks, Jimmy!

From My Friend, Ellen, of MO - 10/09/14 - "Road Rage":

    Thanks, Ellen!

From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA and NC - 10/09/14 - "The Biggest Lie":

  BOY HOWDY! Thanks, LaMerle!

From My Friend, Jim, of AZ - 10/08/14 - "Pineapple Dream Dessert":

  Pineapple Dream Dessert

2-1/2 cups graham crumbs (2 sleeves)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
8-oz. container Cool Whip
20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained well

1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
2. Melt butter in the microwave and allow to cool. Combine the crumbs and butter and toss together until incorporated. Press 2 cups of the crumb mixture firmly into an 9×9 square pan and bake for 8-10 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool.
3. Beat the cream cheese and butter together until creamy. Turn the mixer down to low and add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until incorporated. Turn up and beat well for a minute or so. Add a heaping tablespoon of the drained pineapple and stir in with a rubber spatula. Spread the cream cheese and pineapple mixture over the crust.
4. Fold the remaining pineapple into the Cool Whip and spread on top of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle the remaining graham cracker crumb mixture on top. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

   OOH! Thank you, Jim!


     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 10/09/14 - "7-Up Biscuits":

  7-Up Biscuits

4 cups Bisquick
1 cup sour cream
1 cup 7-Up
1/2 cup melted butter

Mix Bisquick, sour cream and 7-Up. Dough will be very soft - don't worry. Knead and fold dough until coated with your baking mix. Pat dough out and cut biscuits using a round biscuit / cookie cutter. Melt butter in bottom of cookie sheet pan or 9x13 casserole dish. Place biscuits on top of melted butter and bake @ 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until brown.

   EXCELLENT! Thanks so much, Sarah Sugah!


        From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 09/18/14 - "So God Made a Dog (#15 in a series of 23)":
  Too precious to miss!

Baby Sitters...

Does it get any better than that ?

        AWW! Thanks, John Darlin'!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/23/14 - "A little food for the soul (#9 in a series of 28)":
  INDEED! Thank you, Joan!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/12/14 - "Autumn Decor (#9 in a series of 17)":

  OH - SOOO PRETTY! Thanks, Shari!

BONUS KNITTING PATTERNS: - Debbie Stoller's Yarn Pride Felted Badge - "I love yarn, but I'll admit: I'm a bit of a yarn snob. I only like to work with all-natural fibers, like wool. I love that wool has so many magical qualities — it absorbs water and keeps you dry, it's lightweight yet extremely warm — those sheep know what they're doing! And I especially love that when you sniff a ball of 100% wool yarn, you can smell the sheep in it. Yum." - Nicky Epstein's Cabbage Rose - "Why do I love yarn?...Because you can’t knit without it! (Only kidding) Seriously…the colors, textures, nuances of different yarns are what gets my creativity flowing—I love the infinite selection that is out there and I try to be innovative with the inspiration that they invoke when I start a new project. They are the paint for my palette." - Heather Lodinsky's Hugs and Kisses Hat - "I smiled when I heard about ‘I Love Yarn Day’, because that is every day of my life! For as long as I can remember, I have played with yarn. My first ‘commission’ was to make Barbie doll dresses made on a circular knitting loom for my 2nd grade teacher. (I was paid 10 cents for each one and then I got to keep the remaining yarn!) I also had a ‘pom-pom pet’ business in 8th grade with 3 school friends taking orders for me. I guess I was destined to always have a life with yarn. I still love to pick up a ball of yarn and ‘play’ (others call it swatching) to see what it will look like when it is knit or crocheted. The hat I have designed is a knitted homage to my love for yarn with knitted cables that become ‘hugs and kisses’ represented in the O's and X's. If you have never tried a cable pattern before, this is a good introduction on how holding your cable needle in the front or the back changes the look of your cables."

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:  - Linda Permann's I Heart Yarn Badge - "I love yarn because it is soft, colorful, and soothing to touch. I love to pore over the colors and fibers, petting each one and determining what it might want to become. To me, a ball of yarn represents endless possibilities, and it's so fulfilling to make exactly what I want from a pretty ball of string." - Ellen Gormley's Icy Day Cowl - "Ellen designed the Icy Day Cowl to join in with I love Yarn Day. It has many of the features Ellen loves about crochet. The cowl allows the Yarn to be the star! When meeting a new luscious yarn, the first thing I want to do is ‘hug’ it. A cowl is perfect for holding yarn near. Yarn allows creativity while making a productive, functional item. Nothing is more satisfying that making a beautiful item that can be used." - Vanna White's Mitered Diamonds Throw - "My love of yarn began when my grandmother taught me to crochet. Crafting was so much more than a hobby to her. It was a way to share her love with everyone around her. As a mother, it was important for me to pass on my love of yarn. Now, my daughter and I love to shop for yarn and crochet together. I’m thrilled to be able to share my affordable, easy-care yarns so that everyone can share their love with the people who matter most."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related): - The Best Mashed Peas - "Believe it or not, peas can be one of the most delicious easy vegetable side dishes you'll ever eat. Following this simple recipe for The Best Mashed Peas, you can make a delectable dinner side in just four easy steps. The addition of sour cream adds a surprising burst of flavor and makes these veggies oh so creamy. Try it out tonight and this may become one of your new favorite simple side dishes!" - Meat Loaf Casserole - "This delicious casserole recipe is one for the ages. Instant mashed potatoes come together with ground beef to make this hearty quick and easy casserole. Meat Loaf Casserole is everything you love about a meat loaf dinner, but made all in one dish. It doesn't get any easier than that." - 5 Minute Fudge - "Make rich chocolate fudge in only five minutes with the help of your microwave. You can customize this recipe by adding your favorite nuts or coconut."


From - 10/09/14:

A famous lawyer, who had been a public defender for years, died. He found himself standing at the back of an enormous line outside the gates of Heaven. The number of people who died in a single day appalled him. He could barely see St. Peter sitting up on a podium outside the gates with a large book.

Every now and then St. Peter glanced down the line to see how it is going. Suddenly he caught the eye of the lawyer. He looked very surprised. He jumped down from the podium and came running along the line until (slightly out of breath) he arrived beside the lawyer. He embraced him. He pulled him out of the line and motioned for him to come to the front of the queue.

Another person questioned what was happening, and another angel spoke to the person. Word is passed along the line, and the lawyer was surprised as people started nodding and clapping.

He became embarrassed by all the attention, and asked St. Peter why he was getting the special attention.

St. Peter stopped suddenly and looked concerned. "You are a lawyer, aren't you?'

"Yes" the lawyer replied. "Does this happen to all lawyers in heaven?"

"Oh, no," said St. Peter. "It's just that you are the first one to ever get here."

Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold a 45-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive.  For further information, contact Jean Baker Howell at

2. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

3. Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/06/14

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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"I Love Yarn Day 2012" Title Image courtesy of ??? - 10/05/14

"I Love Yarn Day" Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/12/12

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

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03     

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!!

Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of - 09/20/13

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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!

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

Animated Energizer Bunny courtesy of - 07/09/12

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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