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01/28/18 - NNHS Newsletter - The Maelstrom

One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all.”

- Harold Pinter
(10 Oct 1930 - 24 Dec 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I've used this song several times before, and it seems just as appropriate today.

BONUS - - The Maelstrom - composed by Robert W. Smith


Robert W. Smith is an American composer, arranger, and teacher.

Smith was born in the small town of Daleville, Alabama on October 24, 1958.[citation needed] He attended high school in Dadeville, after which he left for Troy State University, where he played lead trumpet in the Sound of the South Marching Band.[citation needed] While at Troy, he studied composition with Dr. Paul Yoder...

Currently, Smith has over 600 published works, including three symphonies...


     Happy Birthday today to Courtney Russ ('57) AND   Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND  Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND  My Granddaughter, Becca Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '17) of IL!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND  HP Lucas ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -  Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND   Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA;

31 -   Bill Black ('66) of GA AND Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of NC AND Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;

01 -    Paul Dobie ('66) of CO;

02 - Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late    Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05)  AND John Patterson ('59) of TN AND   Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC;

03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57) AND  Phyllis Sweeney Snyder ('63) of TN;
04 -     John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND Inez Clemmons Bruce ('63) AND  the late Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06)!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

January 28, 1918 - Finnish Civil War: The Red Guard rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki; members of the Senate of Finland went underground.


January 28, 1945 - Supplies began to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.


Sunday, January 28, 1968 - Singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer Sarah McLachlan was born Sarah Ann McLachlan in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/26/16:

“May we remember that the wisdom of God ofttimes appears as foolishness to men; but the greatest lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and we obey, we will always be right.”

 - Thomas S. Monson
(21 Aug 1927 -
02 Jan 2018)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/28/18:
   Thank you, Joan!

From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 01/27/18:
     Thank you so very much, Kathy! No Gold Star Brownie Points are awarded for toughing it out when you are putting other lives in jeopardy!

   And speaking of the flu...


  From Me ('65) of NC - 01/27/18:
     This wedding portrait of my mother's maternal grandparents was made in Burke Co., NC 151 years ago this month. Perhaps you've correctly deduced by her death date that Annie fell victim to the deadly influenza at the very height of the Flu Epidemic of 1917. She was 69 years old - one year younger than I am now. The epidemic we are currently facing is becoming dangerously reminiscent of that catastrophic event. We have a responsibility to do all that is within our power to ebb its dreadful tide.

   This advice from Glen C. Griffin in August 1989 would certainly aid in that endeavor:

   "...It is not neglecting one’s duty to stay away from others when one has an infectious illness. Rather, it is a kindness... When should people stay home? When they have an infection. Many infections are bacterial or viral. Infections are things like boils, chicken pox, measles, eye infections and influenza. Some symptoms, or signs of infection, are fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea or vomiting. If you have any of these problems, you could make someone else sick..."

 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/25/18:
  And maybe happiness will come to sit on your shoulder...

   INDEED! Thank you, Jean!


“Youth and beauty are not accomplishments, they’re the temporary happy by-products of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either.”

- Carrie Fisher
(21 Oct 1956 - 27 Dec 2016)

Swirling Maelstrom Shawl by Adrienne Lash - "The Swirling Maelstrom Shawl is an asymmetrical triangular shawl, worked at a relaxed gauge for a lacy effect once blocked. Wear it in multiple ways - as a scarf, bandit-style,  euro-style, with a shawl pin, or with the narrow end woven through the lace border for an over-sized cowl that stays put. This pattern works up quickly, using an easy stitch pattern to produce a light and airy finished shawl. Great for a last-minute gift, or a quick and stylish accessory for yourself...." - Not free, but only $4.50


On the Edge of a Maelstrom Socks by Rich Ensor - "Imagine being on the edge of a maelstrom, and what the swirling chaos might do to your socks. The stitches in the ribbing get pulled in different directions. A section of the ribbing forms a band and starts to wrap it's way around the leg. Just remember, there is beauty to be found in chaos." - Not free, but only $5.00

BONUS BISQUICK RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Hurry-Up Chicken Pot Pie - "Even if you've had a busy day, here's still time to make a delicious homemade dinner! This recipe for Hurry-Up Chicken Pot Pie is a Bisquick recipe that's perfect if you have leftover chicken you need to use up. A creamy chicken and vegetable mixture is topped with a soft Bisquick topping, so there's no need to fuss over a pie shell. The homemade chicken pot pie can be thrown together in a hurry for a quick, comforting meal."

Slow Cooker Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings - "Get this easy chicken and dumplings recipe going in the morning and you'll have dinner waiting for you that night. Slow Cooker Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings is a chicken and dumplings recipe that uses Bisquick and a slow cooker, so the work is practically done for you. The creamy chicken mixture is topped with soft biscuits to make the perfect comfort food dish for the whole family. Its a dump and go recipe you'll want to keep forever."


From - 01/27/18:

My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels. She asked, "What's on the TV?"

I answered, "Dust."

And then the fight started.

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

2. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/12/18

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

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


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The Maelstrom

Composed by Robert_W._Smith (b. 24 Oct 1958)

"The Maelstrom" midi (sequenced by Bob Sorem) courtesy of - 01/28/12

Patrick Smith's Image of Kauai, Hawaii Maelstrom courtesy of - 01/28/12

Divider Line 111 clip art courtesy of - 03/28/10

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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

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

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