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11/11/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Veterans Day

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means
a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”

G. K. Chesterton
(29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936)

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

Cynthia Ozick
(b. 17 Apr 1928)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme repeats every year - as well it should.

BONUS - - The Thunderer - US Army Ceremonial Band

      A big Thank You to all you Veterans out there!

          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA - 11/10/12 (sic) - "Veterans Day Tribute":

Here is a tribute to all veterans - but particularly those US Army vets of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. I have the utmost respect and deepest gratitude to those who sacrificed. All who go on deployments sacrifice for the citizens of the United States and even the world. Some sacrifice more - but all who have, do, and will deploy, do indeed sacrifice. And the price cannot be truly understood unless you have paid the price yourself. Here is to our Veterans of the United States Armed Forces....  I spent much of yesterday putting it together. I have wanted to do this for a while, and I finally got around to it. After I re-deployed I had a different perspective on how the world looks at the US Armed Forces. Prior to deploying, this song didn't make me think of service in the Army.

   WOWZERONI! What a fabulous job you did on that video! Thanks, Brent - for everything!

HOMEWORK (required viewing):


ASSIGNMENT #2 - - Veterans Day Tribute, 2009 - Toby Keith - America Soldier

ASSIGNMENT #3 - - Veterans Day Tribute

ASSIGNMENT #4 - - Veterans Day Tribute

(extra credit):


   Happy Veterans Day Birthday today to    David Bell ('64) of NJ!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL! 

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -   Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA);

15 -    the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA;

16 -    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);

17 - Ronald Creech ('57) AND Wayne Gaskill ('63);

18 -   Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of NC! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 11, 1940 - Battle of Taranto – The Royal Navy launched the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.

November 11, 1940 - The German cruiser Atlantis captured top secret British mail, and sent it to Japan.

November 11, 1942 - Nazi Germany completed its occupation of France.

November 11, 1944 - Dr. jur. Erich Göstl, a member of the Waffen SS, was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. It was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery, after losing his face and eyes during the Battle of Normandy.

November 11, 1992 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin told U.S. senators in a letter that Americans had been held in prison camps after World War II. Some were "summarily executed," but others were still living in his country voluntarily.


Wednesday, November 11, 1964 - Actress Anabel Alonso was born Ana Isabel Alonso Gómez in Baracaldo, Vizcaya, Spain.

Wednesday, November 11, 1964 - Model and actress Alison Doody was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Wednesday, November 11, 1964 - Actress Calista Flockhart was born Calista Kay Flockhart in Freeport, Illinois.

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 11/10/14 - "Remembrance":

A Prayer chain for our military... Don't break it! 
Send this on after a  short prayer for our soldiers - Please Don't break  it!


It's the Military, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It's the Military, not the poet, who has
given us the freedom of speech. It's the Military, not the politicians that ensures our right to life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness. It's the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.

If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the military, please pass this on and pray for
our men and women who have served and are currently serving our country and pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

       Thank you so much, George!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/10/14 - "Remember Our Past and Present On This Veterans Day!":

Remember Why We Have ​Veterans Day!

Please take the time to share this with your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and those you love.

Read the attachment "Freedom Is Not Free!" and watch the video: and keep Our Warriors and their families, past and present, in your thoughts and prayers. They pay the price so we can be free. We must continue to fight for the freedoms that we are given by God!

​Some of us have only to vote with wisdom and support the right causes, but we must pray for our country and our military every day. Let's pray for one nation under God once again!​

​And we must pray for Godly leaders to lead.​


     Thanks so much, Dearest Judy!

  From Charles Schneider ('60) of TX - 11/10/14:


Here is a link your readers might like.

Charles Schneider (60)

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Charles! I hope they did; I know I did!

          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA - 11/10/14 - "Cast Iron Pans":

Yea, love cast iron skillets and Dutch oven!

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away

   Thanks again, Brent! This was very informative!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/10/14 - "Topsy Turvy Hamburger Pie":

   Speaking of cast iron skillets, this is my favorite dish to make in one - other than cornbread, of course.
1 ˝ lbs. hamburger                1 ˝ c. flour
1 c. chopped onion                 3 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. butter                        1 tsp. salt
1 can tomato soup                 1 tsp. paprika
1 can peas                            1 tsp. celery salt
1 tsp. basil                            ˝ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder                5 Tbsp. shortening
1 tsp. seasoned salt               ľ c. milk
In an iron skillet, brown onion in butter.  Add hamburger, and cook until brown, but not crumbly. Drain and rinse. Add tomato soup, peas, and seasonings, and simmer until thick. 
Sift together dry ingredients, and cut in shortening. Add milk and stir until blended.  Spread bread mixture over hamburger mixture, and place skillet in oven which has been preheated to 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
Cut in wedges and serve hot. Serves 6 to 8.
~ Carol Buckley Harty, Fayetteville, NC

VARIATIONS: They are myriad, such as: Substitute dry onion soup mix for the chopped onion. Substitute 1 jar of spaghetti sauce for tomato soup. Substitute Bisquik for the longer bread mixture.

  From Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA - 11/10/14 - "Tortellini Soup":

This is a great soup for a cold winter night, especially when you don't have a lot of time to make a "homemade" meal that takes forever. It's also a great way to get some vegetables in your diet, but in a yummy way! Serve with a little buttery toasted bread and you've got yourself a tasty supper. The best part is that it's even better the next day!

  Tortellini Soup


3 T olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
3 stalks, celery, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion diced
10 oz. box frozen spinach (unthawed)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cans water
32 oz. chicken broth
Family size package of cheese or chicken tortellini, half cooked


1) Put olive oil in the bottom of a large soup/stock pan.
2) Sauté garlic, celery, carrots and onions until tender.
3) Add frozen spinach. Break up blocks of spinach as you cook.
4) Continue to sauté until spinach thaws, then heats up.
5) Add cream of chicken soup and water.
6) Add chicken broth, then add tortellini.
7) Heat and serve.

Note: It's better to eat it a few hours after it's made so the broth soaks up into the noodles. Better yet, make it the night before.

   YUMMY! Thank you, Barbara!

BONUS PATRIOTIC CROCHET PATTERNS: - Barbara Roy's Star and Stripes Afghan - "Crochet this patriotic showpiece of bunting stripes and stars to adorn your house with color and display your patriotism all year long. Beginners have the skills to make this afghan and they will achieve stunning results. Bunting stripes and stars add up to a patriotic showpiece." - Patricia Hewitt's Land That I Love Appliqué or Pin



    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 10/27/14 - "They had only one simple job to do and still fouled it up" (#14 in a series of 19):
  They had one job to do...

   OH, NOOO! Thanks, Janice!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/01/14 - "All you animal lovers (#9 in a series of 26)":

Some of these pictures might come in handy for the newsletter. If you have used them before, it's OK not to use them. When things like this come to me I always think about you and your wonderful newsletter. Blessings.


    AWW! Thank you, Joan!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/01/14 - "Funny Stuff (#7 in a series of 20)":

I hope this starts your week with some smiles.

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/09/14 - "Hmmmm.... (#1 in a series of 15)":
       Thanks, Billy!


From - 11/10/14:

Man: What's your name?

Woman: Tammy.

Man: You should change it to Campbell's, cause you're mmm mmm GOOD!

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.

2. Thursday, December 4, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1962 Dinner Get Together - 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. CONTACT: Fran Heath Scott at 757-813-0446 or email:

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/17/14

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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The Thunderer

Composed by
John Philip Sousa, 1889
(06 Nov 1854 - 06 Mar 1932)

"The Thunderer" midi courtesy of - 11/11/09

Veterans Day Title Image courtesy of - 11/11/11

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of - 05/26/06

Golden, Red, and Blue Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/11/09

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

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!!

Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

 Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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