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02/24/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Tears

Oh, I am very weary,
Though tears no longer flow;
My eyes are tired of weeping,
My heart is sick of woe

- Anne Brontë
(17 Jan 1820 - 28 May 1849)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This lovely song is a bit out of character for Rush. I really like it, because you know how I love ballads.

BONUS - - Tears - Rush, 1976


..."Tears" would be the first Rush song to feature an outside musician. Hugh Syme, who would play keyboards on a number of Rush songs in the future, (e.g., "Different Strings" on Permanent Waves and "Witch Hunt" on Moving Pictures) contributes a multi-tracked Mellotron string and flute part to the track...


   Happy Birthday today to Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND   Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND the President of the Class of 1965,   Joe Wingo of NC!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

01 - Alan Cohen ('57);

03 -   Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND   Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 24, 1917 - World War I: The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom Walter Hines Page was given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledged to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declared war on the United States.


February 24, 1920 - The Nazi Party held its first meeting of importance in Munich, Germany.

February 24, 1942 - The U.S. Government stopped shipments of all 12-gauge shotguns for sporting use for the wartime effort.

February 24, 1942 - Battle of Los Angeles: a UFO flying over wartime Los Angeles caused a blackout order at 2:25 a.m. and attracted a barrage of anti-aircraft fire, ultimately killing 3 civilians.

February 24, 1942 - The Voice of America (VOA) aired for the first time.

February 24, 1945 - Merrill's Marauders: The Marauders began their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.

February 24, 1945 - Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha was killed in Parliament after reading a decree that declared war on the Axis powers.

February 24, 1983 - A U.S. congressional commission released a report that condemned the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

TODAY IN 1967:

Friday, February 24, 1967 - Astrophysicist, academic, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University, and Nobel Prize laureate Brian Schmidt was born Brian Paul Schmidt in Missoula, Montana.

         From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 02/23/15:

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.”

- Charles Swindoll
(b. 18 Oct 1934)

   Thank you, Cheryl!

From David Garcia - 02/23/17 - "Support for our veterans":


The challenges American veterans face are complex and varied, whether it’s readjusting to civilian life after serving, buying their very first home, or saying goodbye to a fallen comrade.


And while hundreds of thousands of veterans seek mental health support each year, it is only half — half — of those afflicted. Those who suffer in silence may feel too embarrassed or ashamed to pursue the help they need. As someone who’s battled anxiety and depression for years, I can’t stand that thought.


In an effort to show my support for the courageous men and women who fought for our freedom, I’d like to offer these resources in the hopes you’ll consider posting them here:


Veterans Crisis Line - Call, Text, or Chat


Female Veterans and Drug Addiction: 15 Ways to Support their Ongoing Battle


Coming Home From Deployment: The New “Normal”


The Veteran’s Complete Guide to Relocation


Surviving PTSD: Helping Your Military Loved Ones Get the Help They Need


How and When to Hang the American Flag

Depression and Military Families

I think these resources could be really helpful to a lot of veterans, so I hope you’ll consider sharing them with your audience. I’d even be happy to write you a (no-cost) guest article if you think it would be a better fit for your site — I’m passionate and driven to do whatever I can to provide support!

Thanks in advance,

David Garcia

Thank you so much, David! We do indeed have many veterans in our reading audience!

     From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/23/17 - "The Penguin and the Fisherman - A TRULY Wonderful Story":

This will start your day off with a smile and a light heart! Enjoy.

A feel good story…

   AWW! Thanks, Haul Party!

   From Gene Moore ('67) of CA - 02/23/16:

  Thanks, Gene! Good plan!

“Why did you do that? Every Tom, Dick and Harry is named Sam!” -- When a friend told him he named his son Sam.

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

BONUS TEARS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Mermaid Tears Purse - "... What a fun crocheted bag for the spring time with a beautiful lace like layering at the bottom. Choose your own colors to customize the look to match your own wardrobe." - Granny Tears Scarf - Sarah London's Apache Tears Afghan - "Beautifully textured, captivating and fascinating! I’m referring to the strikingly mesmerizing Apache Tears crochet pattern..."

BONUS TEARS RECIPE: - Susan Voisin's Swiss Chard with White Beans and Job’s Tears - "I first went in search of Job’s tears a couple of years ago when a reader recommended it as a gluten-free replacement for barley..."


From - 02/23/17:

A mother and son were washing dishes while the father and daughter were watching TV in the family room.

Suddenly, there was a crash of breaking dishes, then complete silence.

The girl looked at her dad and said, "It was Mom."

"How do you know?"

"She didn't say anything."


1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: and CONTACT:

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/19/17

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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Written by Geddy Lee
(b. 29 July 1953)

Recorded by Rush, 1976

All of the seasons and all of the days
All of the reasons why I've felt this way
So long...
So long

Then lost in that feeling I looked in your eyes
I noticed emotion and that you had cried
For me
I can see

What would touch me deeper...
Tears that fall from eyes that only cry?
Would it touch you deeper
Than tears that fall from eyes that know why?

A lifetime of questions, tears on your cheek
I tasted the answers and my body was weak
For you
The truth

What would touch me deeper...
Tears that fall from eyes that only cry?
Would it touch you deeper
Than tears that fall from eyes that know why?

"Tears" midi courtesy of - 02/24/10

"Tears" lyrics courtesy of - 02/19/10

S. L. Stephenson's "Tears" Image courtesy of - 02/24/10

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!

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!

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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

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