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10/21/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Whispering Hope

“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”

- Emily Dickinson
(10 Dec 1830 - 15 May 1886)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    The theme of today's Newsletter just seemed a natural choice to me, following as it does Whispering Grass. Then I began listening to the videos, and I realized it went a little deeper than that.  I hope they touch your heart as they did mine.....

BONUS #1 - - Whispering Hope - Bill and Gloria Gaither, featuring Larry Ford (live)

BONUS #2 - - Whispering Hope - Chuck Wagon Gang

BONUS #3 - - Whispering Hope - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae

BONUS #4 - - Whispering Hope - Marty Robbins

BONUS #5 - - Whispering Hope


   Happy Birthday today to   The late Mr. Julius Conn (deceased - Sept 1983)  AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND       Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND    Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND   The late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) AND The late   Annette Funicello of CA (deceased 08 Apr 2013) AND    Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND   Al Farber ('64) of GA AND    The late Joe Mooney ('65) (deceased 10/30/01)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

23 -     Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA;

24 -   Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Susan Perkins Best ('63) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA;

25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND  Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA AND   Owen Smith ('63);

26 -    Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND   Randy Tate ('66) of DE;

27 -   Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND        Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND   Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA AND Fred Shelton ('63);

28 -   Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND   Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 21, 1941 - In Kragujevac, Serbia, German Wehrmacht soldiers butchered about 7,000 citizens, including schoolchildren and professors (see Kragujevac massacre).

October 21, 1942 - The Allies met to discuss Operation Torch. Operation Torch was to be the first Allied amphibious landing of World War II.

October 21, 1944 - The first kamikaze attack: A Japanese plane carrying a 200 kilograms (440 lb) bomb attacked HMAS Australia off Leyte Island, as the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.

October 21, 1944 - The Nemmersdorf massacre against the German civilians took place.

October 21, 1944 - The German city of Aachen was captured by U.S. troops. Hey - my daddy was there! 


Wednesday, October 21, 1964 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Pink Floyd, The Who, and Industry) Jon Carin was born in New York City, New York.

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 10/20/14 - "Class of 1964's 50-Year Reunion Image":

  Thank you so much, Jean!
Friday, October 17, 2014
Norman Olshansky, Joel Lewis, and David Spriggs

     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 10/18/14 - "11 Ingenious Uses for Eggshells": - 11 Ingenious Uses for Eggshells

After your eggs are scrambled, think twice before you toss their shells in the trash.

   Thanks so much, Sarah Sugah!

From My Friend, Mariel, of NC - 10/20/14 - "The Real Parallel Universe Reason Why No One Says Zombie on The Walking Dead":

The Real Parallel Universe Reason Why No One Says Zombie on The Walking Dead

   OHHH! So that's it! Thank you, Mariel!

From My Friend, Parker, of NC - 10/20/14 - "Stones in Your Path":

  The choice is OURS. It's what we make of the hard things we go through.

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Parker!


From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 10/20/14 - "Gameday Meatballs":

  Gameday Meatballs - 3 ingredients and you're more popular than the person with the TV!

1 jar of Grape Jelly
1 bottle Chili Sauce
1 package of Meatballs

Throw it in a Crockpot for 6 hours.

   YUMMY! Thanks, Tina!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/23/14 - "A little food for the soul (#20 in a series of 28)":

  INDEED! Thank you, Joan!

BONUS HOPE CROCHET PATTERN: and - Ann Regis' With Hope Scarf - "Crochet it in Perfect Pink to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - Slow Cooker Roast Beef - "There's nothing easier and more delicious than a great slow cooker recipe. Packed with potatoes, garlic, mushrooms, and loads of beef, this hearty meal is perfect for the family. Slow Cooker Roast Beef will satisfy any big appetite." - Magic Meatloaf in a Slow Cooker - "Everyone loves a good meatloaf, and everyone loves a nice easy slow cooker recipe. This recipe magically combines the two into a simple, tasty dinner for your whole family." - Stupid Pork Chops and Gravy - "Go back to basics with this easy slow cooker pork chops recipe. Enjoy pork chops with gravy like your mom used to make; they're so easy it's stupid. You simply can't go wrong with this penny pinching dish."


From - 10/20/14:

Q. How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb?

A. None. That's a hardware issue.


1. 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.

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   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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Whispering Hope

Words and Music by Alice Hawthorne, 1868
(11 May 1827 - 22 Nov 1902)

"Alice Hawthorne" was really Setimus Winner, one of the most versatile writers of the mid-19th century.
Winner went from the bird calls of "Listen to the Mocking Bird" to the doggerel nonsense of "Oh, Where,
Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" to the gentle and optimistic "Whispering Hope."

Soft as the voice of an angel,
Breathing a lesson unheard,
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word:
Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done,
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Whispering hope, oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.

If, in the dusk of the twilight,
Dim be the region afar,
Will not the deepening darkness
Brighten the glimmering star?
Then when the night is upon us,
Why should the heart sink away?
When the dark midnight is over,
Watch for the breaking of day.

Hope, as an anchor so steadfast,
Rends the dark veil for the soul,
Whither the Master has entered,
Robbing the grave of its goal;
Come then, oh, come, glad fruition,
Come to my sad weary heart;
Come, O Thou blest hope of glory,
Never, oh, never depart.


"Whispering Hope" midi (sequenced by Grandpa Schober) courtesy of - 06/20/07

"Whispering Hope" lyrics courtesy of - 10/21/10

Animated Angel Title clip art courtesy of my niece, Shari, of VA - 06/26/09
Thanks, Shari!

Divider Line 536 clip art courtesy of - 08/06/10

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

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

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!

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

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