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01/17/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Benjamin Franklin's 310th Birthday

If you would not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worth reading,
Or do things worth the writing.

- Benjamin Franklin
(17 Jan 1706 - 17 Apr 1790)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Oh, good - another birthday celebration!

BONUS - - Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John



    Happy Birthday today to   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND    F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Ware Morrison ('63) of VA;

21 - Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA;

22 -   Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND the late     Norman Dick ('60) (deceased 26 Nov 2015) AND    Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY;

23 -     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 17, 1941 - Franco-Thai War: French forces inflicted a decisive defeat over the Royal Thai Navy.

January 17, 1941 -  Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-Shek opened fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.

January 17, 1943 - The Greek submarine Papanikolis captured the 200-ton sailing vessel Agios Stefanos and manned her with part of her crew.

January 17, 1944 - Allied forces launched the first of four assaults on Monte Cassino with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome, an effort that would ultimately take four months and cost 105,000 Allied casualties.

January 17, 1945 - Soviet forces captured the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.

January 17, 1945 - The Nazis began the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces closed in.

January 17, 1945 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg was taken into Soviet custody while in Hungary; he was never publicly seen again.


Monday, January 17, 1966 - Palomares incident: A B-52 bomber collided with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, killing seven airmen, and dropping three 70-kiloton nuclear bombs near the town of Palomares and another one into the sea.

Monday, January 17, 1966 - Actor, producer, and screenwriter Joshua Malina was born Joshua Charles Malina in in New York City, New York.

Monday, January 17, 1966 - Singer Shabba Ranks was born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon in St. Ann, Jamaica.

Monday, January 17, 1966 - Runner António Zeferino was born António Carlos Zeferino Pina in Cape Verde.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/17/15:

“Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal test. The reason for some of these trials cannot be readily understood except on the basis of faith and hope because there is often a larger purpose which we do not always understand. Peace comes through hope.”

- James E. Faust
(31 July 1920 - 10 Aug 2007)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 01/16/16 - "Great video":

I enjoyed this video. If you like wild life videos, you will like this one about elephants.

About 5-6 minutes long - worth it!

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Wayne! That's amazing!

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 01/16/16:


    Thanks, Jean! That's my story!


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 01/16/16 - "Old Barns and People":

The Old Barn!

Watch to the end. May you see yourself and me in the ending.

   Thank you, Wayne!

“As far as sinking a ship with a bomb is concerned, you just can't do it.”

- U. S. Rear Admiral Clark Woodward, 1939
Mar 1877 - 29 May 1967)

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#7 in a series of 60)":

  I think you will enjoy this!

   OOH! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS CROCHET KITE PATTERNS: - Maize Hutton's Crochet Kite - "I'm happy to post my little crochet kite pattern for you today. This is a quick and easy project that has many uses. Make a bunting of kites strung together for your window or a party or use them to decorate a package for that special someone. If you have a major case of spring fevah like I do, these are a perfect way to bring a little happiness to your life until spring actually does arrive!" - Carolyn's Kite Fridgie - Vintage (May 14, 1910) Crochet Kite Stitch - "Suitable for counterspans, cot quilts, and toilet covers"


From - 01/16/16:
An amnesiac walked into a bar. He went up to a beautiful blonde and said, “So, do I come here often?”

1. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 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 01/13/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Philadelphia Freedom

Written by
Elton John (b. 25 Mar 1947)


Bernie Taupin (b. 22 May 1950), 1975

I used to be a rolling stone
You know if the cause was right
I'd leave to find the answer on the road
I used to be a heart beating for someone
But the times have changed
The less I say the more my work gets done

`Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom
From the day that I was born I've waved the flag
Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man
Yeah gave me peace of mind my daddy never had

Oh Philadelphia freedom shine on me, I love you
Shine a light through the eyes of the ones left behind
Shine a light shine a light
Shine a light won't you shine a light
Philadelphia freedom I love you, yes I do

If you choose to you can live your life alone
Some people choose the city
Some others choose the good old family home
I like living easy without family ties
Till the whippoorwill of freedom zapped me
Right between the eyes

"Philadelphia Freedom" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/09/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Philadelphia Freedom" lyrics courtesy of
 also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/09/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Painting of Benjamin Franklin courtesy of - 01/09/06

Etching of Benjamin Franklin courtesy of - 01/09/06

Benjamin Franklin Autograph used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 01/09/06

Quill Pen Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/14/04

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated Army 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!!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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

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

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