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02/22/18 - NNHS Newsletter
George Washingto
n's 286th Birthday

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man
that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends

- George Washington
(22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This birthday celebration is one that - naturally - we repeat each year.

BONUS - - Yankee Doodle - Fife and Drum (The Awesome Towpath Volunteers), 2007



   Happy Birthday today to Ronald Bass ('57) AND Janice Clark Palmer ('63) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

24 - Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND   Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA;
25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57)
AND the President of the Class of 1965,   Joe Wingo of NC;

27 -  Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND    Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;

28 - Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;

29 - Happy (Un)Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 22, 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory became inevitable.

February 22, 1943 - Members of White Rose resistance, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst, were executed in Nazi Germany.

February 22, 1944 - American aircraft mistakenly bombed the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.

February 22, 1944 - The Soviet Red Army recaptured Krivoi Rog.


Thursday, February 22, 1968 - The 31st Premier of New Brunswick, Shawn Graham, was born Shawn Michael Graham in Rexton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Thursday, February 22, 1968 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Bradley Nowell was born Bradley James Nowell in Long Beach, California. He died of a heroin overdose at the age of 28 on 25 May 1996 in San Francisco, California.

Thursday, February 22, 1968 - Model and actress Jeri Ryan was born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann in Munich, West Germany.

Thursday, February 22, 1968 - Basketball player and sportscaster Jayson Williams was born in Ritter, South Carolina.

From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 02/20/15:

“Prayer is the pulsation of a yearning, loving heart in tune with the Infinite. It is a message of the soul sent directly to a loving Father. The language is not mere words.”

- David O. McKay
(08 Sept 1873 - 18 Jan 1970)

   Thank you, Daniel!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/22/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

From Mark Van Noy ('61 /'62) of TX - 02/20/18 - "Two Teachers to Add to the NNHS Teachers Page":
  Here are two teachers to add to the NNHS Teachers page, please. These pictures are from the 1962 Anchor.

Miss Mary Elizabeth Sexton was my Homeroom Teacher in HR 306 for all my high school years. I absolutely loved her. She had this lovely southern drawl, and was one of the sweetest people you ever met. In fact, after I graduated and joined the Marines, I stopped by NNHS several times when I was home on leave, specifically to visit her. I never had her for a class, but she was only a few years older than we were, and by the time I graduated, she was almost like a sister to me. I would love to know what happened to her.

This is Miss Belle B. Fitzgerald. She taught Art. I never took Art, but she was Miss Sexton’s “bestie" and I knew her quite well in that role, as she would usually come to 306 after school while I was chatting with Miss Sexton and we would joke around. She was a very nice person.

1962 Anchor, p. 29 1962 Anchor, p. 25
02/21/18 02/21/18

   Thanks so much, Mark! I'm happy to make these pages! I was unable to find anything really definitive about either of them; maybe no news is good news, but perhaps one of our readers will know more.

    I never really knew Miss Sexton at all.

    I should have known Miss Fitzgerald better than I did for a couple of reasons. I didn't study Art until my Junior and Senior years, but I joined the Art Club during my sophomore year, while she was still the sponsor. Also, she attended the same church as I, Trinity Methodist. At that time she lived on Hampton Roads Avenue in Hampton. I'm sorry I can't be of more assistance.

 - brand new page!

 - brand new page!  

From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 02/21/08, 11:49 AM - "Billy Graham 1918-2018":

Today God welcomed Billy Graham home and said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

    Thank you, John! Mr. Graham was a great man whose exemplary life personified integrity, service, and a love for his fellow man and his Savior. I heard one of my favorite WRAL-TV News Anchors say yesterday, "Everybody has a Billy Graham story." While I'm not prone to sweeping generalities myself, I think this time he may have hit the mark pretty close.

From Paul's Niece, Jackie, of IL - 02/21/18:

     Thank you so much, Jackie! Of all of the many inspiring quotations of Mr. Graham's that I heard yesterday, this was my absolute favorite.

   From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of NC - 02/21/18 - "BSA Court of Honor":

Troop 726 Court of Honor tonight.  Jim (Overhills HS, NC - '24),  Joe (Overhills HS, NC - '22),  Chris (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Overhills HS, NC - '19) and  Hunter (Overhills HS, NC - '21) all got merit badges and rank.

Chris and Hunter got transitioned from Canadian Scouting to BSA and got up through 1st Class. Jim got his 1st Class as well, and Joe got his Life rank! Well done you all... Very proud of all your work and involvement in Scouting, especially since we got to North Carolina back in August/September time frame!

  Well done you all... Very proud of all your work and involvement in Scouting, especially since we got to North Carolina back in August/September time frame!
Jim, Hunter, Chris, Danny, and Brent Fred, Joe, and Brent

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Brent! Congratulations to all of y'all!

From Linda DeShazo Hatchett ('65) of VA -  02/21/18:

  INDEED! Thank you, Linda!

From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 02/21/18:

  BRILLIANT! Thank you, Kathy!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 02/21/18:

  While we're on the subject...

“Can she sing? She's practically a Florence Nightingale.”

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

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/12/18 - "ONE WORD ESSAYS ... Beautiful!" (#4 in a Series of 26):

  May your troubles be less...

May your blessings be more...

May nothing but happiness come through your door.

   Thank you, Wayne!

True Love


George Washington Filet Crochet Chair Back Set - This vintage pattern costs $5.77, and to actually make it you'll need size 50 thread and a No. 12 steel hook, which means you'll need a pretty good pair of eyes, too, as that's extraordinarily fine work!


George Washington Doll Clothes Pattern - "George Washington represents the Father of the United States in his military days. From the top of his tricorn hat, to the tips of his boots, he is ready to take command of his troops and fight for independence. George Washington is knitted on size 6 knitting needles, with largely seamless construction, with the exception of shoulder seams and very many buttons. Instead of a full shirt, he had a cravat and cuffs, to create less bulk under his layers of uniform. The button closure on the vest allows your favorite young patriot to dress and undress the doll. Male dolls of this size being more difficult to find that female dolls, it may be helpful to know that this design was modeled on the “My Life As” doll available at Walmart." - This pattern isn't free either; it costs $5.00.


George Washington Commander-in-Chief Doll Clothes Pattern - "...This pattern is a faithful reproduction of George Washington's iconic three-piece uniform. It includes a fully lined long frock coat with fashionable curved lapels, functional pockets, split and pleated back, and button-down collar. The waistcoat has two functional pockets and is fitted in the back with ties or lacing. Traditional drop-front knee-length breeches complete this historic ensemble..." - Once again, this pattern isn't free; it costs $10.99.


Martha Washington’s Great Cake - "...Martha Washington’s Great Cake is one of the few surviving recipes directly associated with her, so well liked that she had Martha Parke Custis, one of her granddaughters, copy it for members of the family. That original recipe is now part of the Mount Vernon collections. It is a cake that more than likely would have been served during the Christmas season as part of a grand Christmas dinner or Twelfth-Night party. It might also have been served at tea...."


From - 02/21/18:

A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft's electronic navigation and communications equipment.

Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter's position. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, and held up a handwritten sign that said "WHERE AM I?" in large letters. People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign, and held it in a building window. Their sign said "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER."

The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the course to steer to SEATAC airport, and landed safely. After they were on the ground, the copilot asked the pilot how he had done it.

"I knew it had to be the Microsoft Building because they gave me a technically correct but completely useless answer."


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 reservations.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/21/18

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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Yankee Doodle

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.

Yankee doodle, keep it up
Yankee doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.


And then the feathers on his hat
They looked so' tarnal fin-a
I wanted pockily to get
To give to my Jemima.


And then we saw a swamping gun
Large as a log of maple
Upon a deuced little cart
A load for father's cattle.


And every time they shoot it off
It takes a horn of powder
It makes a noise like father's gun
Only a nation louder.


I went as nigh to one myself
As' Siah's underpinning
And father went as nigh agin
I thought the deuce was in him.
We saw a little barrel, too
The heads were made of leather
They knocked upon it with little clubs
And called the folks together.


And there they'd fife away like fun
And play on cornstalk fiddles
And some had ribbons red as blood
All bound around their middles.
The troopers, too, would gallop up
And fire right in our faces
It scared me almost to death
To see them run such races.


Uncle Sam came there to change
Some pancakes and some onions
For' lasses cake to carry home
To give his wife and young ones.


But I can't tell half I see
They kept up such a smother
So I took my hat off, made a bow
And scampered home to mother.


Cousin Simon grew so bold
I thought he would have cocked it
It scared me so I streaked it off
And hung by father's pocket.


And there I saw a pumpkin shell
As big as mother's basin
And every time they touched it off
They scampered like the nation.

Other Verses:

And there was Captain Washington,
With gentlefolks about him,
They say he's gown so 'tarnal proud
He will not ride without them.


There came Gen'ral Washington
Upon a snow-white charger
He looked as big as all outdoors
And thought that he was larger.


"Yankee Doodle/Yankee Doodle Dandy Medley" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks, Dave! 

"Yankee Doodle" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Charles Willson Peale 1772 Portrait of Washington courtesy of - 02/22/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/21/09

Gilbert Stuart Portrait of Washington courtesy of - 02/22/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)

Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 02/09/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)

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

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!

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

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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

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