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03/17/19 - NNHS Newsletter

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.

 - Adrienne Cook

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We celebrate this day every year - because it's such fun!

   There must be hundreds of versions of this beautiful song available. As my holiday gift to you, I chose these seven (listed in no particular order) for their variety. Hopefully there's something for everyone to enjoy:

BONUS #1 - Danny Boy - Charlotte Church, 1999
BONUS #2 - Danny Boy - The Muppets
BONUS #3 - Danny Boy - Andy Williams
BONUS #4 - Danny Boy - Liam McNally (age fourteen)
BONUS #5 - Danny Boy - Eva Cassidy
BONUS #6 - Danny Boy - Michael Londra - with breathtaking scenes of Ireland!
BONUS #7 - Danny Boy - Celtic Woman



   Happy St. Patrick's Day Birthday today to   Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND  Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND Linda Coates Jones ('63) of VA AND Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND   Wade Scott ('66) of MO!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

19 - Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA;

20 -   My Late Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) (d. 10 Sept 2013) AND Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND  Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA AND My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC;

21 - Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND     My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL AND   My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents) Jane Mansfield of TX;

22 -   Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA;

23 -  Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND   Mary Beth Sawyer ('63) AND Richard Marshall ('66) of VA;

24 -  Charlie Hilling ('56) of FL AND A Beary Happy Birthday to   Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 17, 1939 - Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and Japan began.

March 17, 1942 - Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lviv Ghetto were gassed at the Belzec death camp in eastern Poland.

March 17, 1945 - The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapsed, ten days after its capture.


March 17, 1969 - It was St. Patrick's Day then, too! 

March 17, 1969 - Golda Meir became the first female Prime Minister of Israel.

March 17, 1969 - Skier Edgar Grospiron was born in France.

March 17, 1969 - Fashion designer and founder of own eponymous brand, Alexander McQueen, was born Lee Alexander McQueen in Lewisham, London, England. At the age of 40, he ended his life by hanging and overdose at his home in Mayfair, London, England on 11 Feb 2010.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/17/15:

“My promise to you who pray and serve the Lord cannot be that you will have every blessing you may wish for yourself and your family. But I can promise you that the Savior will draw close to you and bless you and your family with what is best. You will have the comfort of His love and feel the answer of His drawing closer as you reach out your arms in giving service to others. As you bind up the wounds of those in need and offer the cleansing of His Atonement to those who sorrow in sin, the Lord’s power will sustain you. His arms are outstretched with yours to succor and bless the children of our Heavenly Father, including those in your family.”

- Henry B. Eyring
(b. 31 May 1933)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/17/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 03/17/19, @ 6:30 AM - "A BLESSED SUNDAY AND TOP OF THE IRISH TO YOU THIS LORD'S DAY":
  Well, here we are about to witness another dawn on Sunday, the Lord's Day and this year also St. Patrick's Day. I imagine there will be a lot of green in church this morning. And even though I am of a Scottish background and sometimes the Irish and Scots don't hit it off, I don't have any problems because I know what it's caused by--we are both stubborn and probably too much alike. But take some time to talk with your Maker this morning and it's all the better if you can see Him in His House. The important thing, however, is to just tell Him how much you appreciate Him and love Him, for He has given us everything we are and have. And yes, it's okay later in the day to hoist a cheer to good old St. Patty, just do so with class and grace and realize just how fortunate we are to live in a land where we can have so many different occasions to celebrate. Have a blessed day.

   Thank you, Jimmy! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!  


    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 03/14/19, 7:26 PM:


Thank you, Santa Jim! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!  



From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 03/17/19, 9:03 AM:


Thank you, Janice! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!  



From Cathy Richardson Baab ('68) of VA - 03/15/18:

   Thank you so much, Cathy! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!  

From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 03/17/18:


Happy St. Patrick's Day

   Thank you, Kathy! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!  



  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 03/17/18:


     Thanks, Mark! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!  



From My Friend, Tina, of PA - 03/16/18:

     INDEED! Thanks, Tina!

“Our comedies are not to be laughed at.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/25/19 - "Beautiful Rainbows Of Ireland & Other Irish Themed Things" (#14 in a Series of 19):

  "Seeing a rainbow at any time, either in your waking life or in your dream world is always a wonderful thing. And it means the same thing in both places. A rainbow is a universal symbol of hope, luck, fortune, and wishes coming true."

-Author Unknown

   OOH! Thank you, Shari!



St. Patrick's Day Crochet Patterns ~ Shamrock Patterns Galore! - "I don’t know what it is about St Patrick’s Day. But what a fun holiday! Here are my favorite St Patrick’s Day Crochet projects including some adorable crochet shamrock patterns too!"


Irish Moss Stitch - "This Irish Moss Knit Stitch Pattern is just so pretty!  It is a variation of the Seed Stitch, and has a really great texture… it’s nice and squishy, too!"


Mr. Food's Cranberry Irish Soda Bread - "This berry easy homemade bread is a cinch to make! And whether or not you're Irish, the fruity flavor of cranberries bursting from this bread will make it a favorite standard in your house. Oh - right after it cools, make sure to wrap and hide it well so a leprechaun won't eat it all up!"

Mr. Food's Spuds 'n' Spinach Soup - "There is nothing better than a pot of homemade soup, and this one is no exception. It's highlighted by chunks of tender potatoes and vitamin-packed spinach."

Mr. Food's Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage - "We're never too short on time when we have a slow cooker to turn to in our kitchen. This version of Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage literally cooks itself, and we come home to one of our favorite Irish dishes."


From - 03/16/19:

A policeman stopped a speeding car and told the woman driver, "When I saw you driving down the road, I thought to myself, 'sixty-five at least.'”

"SIXTY-FIVE!" shrieked the woman.

"Yes, sixty-five."

"I don’t think that is quite fair. I think this hat makes me look older."


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, May 08, 2019 -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, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964
will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:; CONTACT: David Spriggs at

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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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Danny Boy

Words by Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929);
Music: The Londonderry Air


Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

"Danny Boy" midi (at the suggestion of my #6 son, Dale Harty - American School, IL - '03 - of MA - 03/16/06)
courtesy of - 08/16/05
Thanks, Dale!

"Danny Boy" lyrics courtesy of - 03/17/06

Animated St. Patrick's Day Elf clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/16/10
Thanks, Shari!

Animated St. Patrick's Day Title clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/15/10
Thanks, Shari!

Small Shamrock Button plucked from Small Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/10/09

Animated Shamrock Divider Line Clip art courtesy of - 03/12/09

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

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)

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!

Tiny Green Heart courtesy of John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/17/13
Thanks, John!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Animated Scottish Piper courtesy of - 03/17/18

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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