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11/01/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
All Saints Day

“A saint is one who makes goodness attractive.

- Laurence Housman
(18 July 1865 - 20 Feb 1959)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme is supposed to repeat every year.  It doesn't, but it's posta...

BONUS - - All Saints' Hymn: "For All The Saints" - Big Sing, October 24, 2004 - sing-along version



All Saints' Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. It is also known as All Hallows Tide, All-Hallomas, or All Hallows' Day.

What do people do?

All Saints' Day is observed by Christians in many countries around the world. In countries such as Spain, Portugal and Mexico, offerings are made on this day. In countries such as Belgium, Hungary and Italy people bring flowers to the graves of dead relatives. In other parts of Europe, such as Austria, Croatia, Poland, and Romania, it is customary to light candles on top of visiting graves of deceased relatives. It is also observed in parts of Asia, such as the Philippines, where people visit graves of deceased relatives and clean or repair them. They also lay flowers on the graves and light candles.

In France church services in memory of all the saints are held on November 1 but by the evening the focus turns towards the dead. Cemeteries everywhere are crowded with people who come to clean and decorate family graves. All Saints' Day is closely tied with All Souls' Day, held on November 2, which is dedicated to prayers of the dead who are not yet glorified.

... It is not a nationwide public holiday in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, or the United States. However, many Christians observe All Saints’ Day in these and other countries.


According to some sources, the idea for All Saints' Day goes back to the fourth century when the Greek Christians kept a festival on the first Sunday after Pentecost (in late May or early June) in honor of all martyrs and saints. Other sources say that a commemoration of “All Martyrs” began to be celebrated as early as 270 CE but no specific month or date is recorded. Pope Gregory IV made All Saints' Day an authorized holiday in 837 CE. It is speculated that the chosen date for the event, November 1, may have been an attempt to supplant the pagan Festival of the Dead (also known as Samhain or the feast of Saman, lord of death).

All Saints' Day is not to be confused with All Souls’ Day, which was first instituted at the monastery in Cluny in 993 CE and quickly spread among Christians.

Symbols commonly associated with All Saints’ Day are:

  • A sheaf of wheat.
  • Rayed Manus Dei (hand of God).
  • The crown.
  • Symbols (including images) of individual saints.

 The liturgical color is white on All Saints' Day...


   Happy Birthday today to   Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND   Colin Faison ('58) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   John Clark ('57) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;

05 -   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND     My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of NC AND My Grandson,   Thomas Harty of TX;

06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57)
AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA;

07 -     Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;

08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 1, 1936 - Benito Mussolini made a speech in Milan, Italy, in which he described the alliance between Italy and Nazi Germany as an "axis" running between Berlin and Rome.

November 1, 1942 - Matanikau Offensive began during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ended on November 4.

November 1, 1943 - The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay - Operation Goodtime: The United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, landed on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.

November 1, 1943 - In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attacked the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.

November 1, 1944 - Units of the British Army landed at Walcheren in the Netherlands.


Friday, November 1, 1963 - The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opened.

Friday, November 1, 1963 - The 1963 South Vietnamese coup began.

Friday, November 1, 1963 - Drummer Rick Allen (Def Leppard) was born Richard John Cyril Allen in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England.

Friday, November 1, 1963 - Footballer Mark Hughes was born Leslie Mark Hughes in Ruabon, Denbighshire, Wales.

Friday, November 1, 1963 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist (Big & Rich) Big Kenny was born William Kenneth Alphin in Culpeper, Virginia.

Friday, November 1, 1963 - Actress Katja Riemann was born Katja Hannchen Leni Riemann in Weyhe-Kirchweyhe, Germany.

       From My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL - 10/31/13:

  I did the mouth area but      Kim (Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL) did the rest. I was pretty happy with it - and the coat and hat were my idea.


   WOWZERS! That's awesome, Joshli - thanks!


     From My Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL - 10/31/13 - "    Kaiya":


   AWW! What a cute little witch! Thank you, Kim!


From My Friend, Jessica, of NC - 10/31/13:

  AMEN! Thanks, Jessica!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 10/31/13:


From - 10/28/13 - "Instant Intuition":

Getting Intuition in an Instant

By Arupa Tesolin

We tend to experience intuition in momentary flashes that arrive from time to time often in circumstances where we don't expect it. That's part of the allure of intuitive experience that it seems to lie beyond our beck and call. But it is possible to summon intuition in the moment when a response is needed. And because intuition contains information and "facts" beyond the thinking mind this could be highly desirable. The goal is insight. The key is preparation.

Even management professor Harry Minzberg has said that if we were all intuitive geniuses our management strategies would be right on. Every entrepreneur knows that often the path to the next decision is paved with insight. For the rest of us, we know from experience that having insight in our pocket is far better than moving ahead without it and likely to save us a lot of energy, money, and heartache if we follow it.

So how can we prepare? As a Speed Intuition expert I have a few things I can share about this.

1. Get beyond the stress response.
Realize that if your mind is full and you are worried or anxious about anything, you're not going to be able to respond to the quieter signals your intuition is sending. So cultivate calmness and learn to de-stress yourself in the moment by instantly being able to calm down both mentally and physically.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to start doing a body relaxation exercise at the end of every day. To do this you start with your feet and work your way up to the top of the head, consciously relaxing and feeling every part of your body losing the muscular tension of stress. After a couple weeks, once you have learned to "feel" what your body feels like without stress, you should be available to do a 5 second countdown and get there.

2. Learn how to position yourself to listen to intuition.
Psychics and intuitives are able to call upon their skills on demand. That comes from having a certain amount of giftedness, but it also comes from experience and practice. Those who are good at it have learned to be able to turn it on at will and tune in to something on that level.

The easiest way I recommend is to develop a Yes/No intuition response, so you can intuitively answer questions with a yes or no answer. It's simple but it's a really good way to start becoming sensitive to intuitive information. You can train your hands to feel if the answer is yes or no. Your hands might heat up or tingle or itch as the intuitive response. For example, you can set it for your Left hand to be associated with a "no" answer, right hand could be "yes", (or reverse if you're a leftie like me). First you need to calibrate your hands, so start by affirming things that are yes, like your name, age, where you live, and then give wrong answers so you can feel what no feels like. Or you can do the same thing with a visual response, like seeing a green light for yes and a red light for no. Once you have practiced enough so that you can perceive your response, then use this during the day for situations when you want to turn on your intuition. Ask the question and see what the response is. It takes practice to be good, and sometimes you will still get a neutral response, which means, there is no yes or no.

3. Pay attention to the way intuition shows up for you.
Intuition is always on as it is your direct connection with the universe. You may experience it mostly visually, through sound, or just knowing. Pay attention to how it shows up, and what your personal recognition preferences are. The more you do this, the more likely you will be to recognize it. It's the same when you buy a new car and suddenly notice all the other cars like yours on the road. In essence you are "priming" yourself to be sensitive to your own intuitive recall.

4. Go deeper.
One of the biggest positive influences of intuition is having some kind of meditation practice that you enjoy. Going deeper is the best way to leverage your intuition talents because the point of greatest power and transformation is within. When we meditate we are literally paving new neural connections that better integrate us with the nature and unity of the universe. That is why we often experience deep insight and revelation between bouts of calmness and peace. Meditation doesn't need to be difficult. The easiest meditation I give my students is this one that I invented. Inhale and sense "I am breathing the universe." Exhale and sense "The Universe is breathing me." Do that for a few minutes and you will easily reach a point of inner calmness where you can just experience and be aware. If you wander, just gently go back to your breath.

5. Recognize intuition as a skill that you can master and learn.
Then you'll be able to apply it in all areas of your life, career or in business. Like any skill, it needs to be practiced, developed and cultivated. You can't do this simply by reading about it. It must be done through experience. So set up some kind of practice regimen and stick with it. You'll see results.

So, yes we can train ourselves to turn on intuition in an instant. It's a skill that, just like anything else, takes a bit of practice to master.

About the Author:

Arupa Tesolin is an intuition and innovation expert, speaker and trainer, author of the on-line training program Speed Intuition,, the book Ting! A Surprising Way to Listen to Intuition & Do Business Better. She also heads the corporate training company Intuita

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry, not theme related): -  Marilyn Losee's One-Skein Wrap - "Use an easy crochet pattern like this one to make a beautiful wrap. It's great because you can use just one skein of yarn to make it from start to finish. The cream color allows you to wear it with any outfit and makes it suitable for any time of year. This crochet shawl pattern looks great with a pair of pants and a nice blouse, or you can wear it to a nice evening out on the town." -
Marianne Forrestal's One Ball Baby Blanket and Hat - "Using one ball of yarn you can make a baby blanket and hat set. This is a free crochet pattern from Red Heart yarn. Have a baby shower coming up? This is the perfect pattern to have in your collection."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - Robin Sue's Mason Jar Self-Buttering Biscuits - "Your mouth will be watering after one smell of these Mason Jar Self-Buttering Biscuits. Recipes in a jar could not get any easier than this. Just butter the insides of the jars and fill them with biscuit batter to make these flaky treats. These biscuits would go great with a delicious brunch spread." -  Robin Sue's Pool of Butter Biscuits - "The thing about biscuits that I do not like is rolling them out- such a big mess- flour everywhere. Although thekitchn rolls theirs out, I figured I could simply spread the dough out in the dish over that big pool of melted butter. You see, in this recipe you do not cut the butter into the biscuit dough, you melt it in the dish then bake the biscuits in that golden pool of goodness." - The Best Apple Dumplings by The Pioneer Woman via Christy - "Have you ever heard of a dessert dumpling made with Mountain Dew? It sounds crazy, we know, but these Easy Apple Dumplings have an unforgettable flavor that say otherwise. Made with cinnamon and sugar, and baked until they are golden brown, you have to try them with vanilla ice cream to get the full experience. Enjoy!"

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/18/13 - "Reflective Moments" (#14 in a series of 16):

   Thanks, Ruthie - I did!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/28/12 - "Christian cartoons" (#1 in a Series of 10):  
  Christian cartoons for a change !!

  Have a great day, Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death...

     GREAT! Thanks, Joan!  



From - 10/31/13:

A guy was walking beside a pond when a frog jumped out and told him that she was really a beautiful princess and if he were to kiss her, she would make him VERY happy! He picked up the frog and put it into his pocket.

A few minutes later, the frog poked her head out and said, "Didn't you hear me?! I'm a beautiful princess and if you kiss me I will stay with you and do ANYTHING you want!"

The guy took the frog out and said, "Look, I understand what you are saying, but I am a computer programmer and right now I don't have time for a girlfriend,........but a talking FROG is REALLY, REALLY COOL!"

1. Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 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.

3. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 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 10/02/13

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   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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For All the Saints

- Lyrics by Anglican Bishop William Walsham How (13 Dec 1823 - 10 Aug 1897), 1864

Music (Sine Nomine - literally, "without name") by
Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 Oct 1872 - 26 Aug 1958), 1906

For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.

Thou wast their Rock,
their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.

O may Thy soldiers,
faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the saints
who nobly fought of old,
And win with them
the victor's crown of gold.

And when the strife is fierce,
the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.

From earth's wide bounds,
from ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,

"For All the Saints" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/17/07

Image of Fra Angelico's Painting, "All Saints", courtesy of - 10/31/05

Multicolored Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/31/05

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

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

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of - 08/01/10

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!

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

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