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03/04/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
March Forth on the Fourth

“March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.

- Kahlil Gibran
(06 Jan 1883 - 10 Apr 1931)


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Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today is the only day of the year which when spoken in English forms a sentence. And that, of course, is cause enough for celebration.

BONUS - - Radetzky March - Johann Strauss Sr. "Radetzky March", the last piece at the New Year's Concert Vienna 1987, with Herbert Von Karajan conducting the Vienna Philharmonic AND THE AUDIENCE!


Radetzky March, Op. 228, is a march composed by Johann Strauss Sr. in 1848. It was dedicated to the Austrian Field Marshal Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, and became quite a popular march among soldiers. It has been remarked that its tone is more celebratory than martial-- Strauss was commissioned to write the piece for a celebration of Radetsky's victory at the Battle of Custoza.

For the Trio Strauss used an older folk melody called „Alter Tanz aus Wien“ or „Tinerl-Lied“ in 3/4 time signature (named after a then popular singer). When Radetzky came back to Vienna after winning the battle of Custoza (1848), his soldiers were singing the then popular song. Allegedly Strauss heard this singing and included the melody, this time in 2/4 time signature, into the Radetzky march. [1]

When it was first played in front of Austrian officers they spontaneously clapped and stamped their feet when they heard the chorus. This tradition is kept alive today when the march is played in classical music venues in Vienna, among members of the audience who are familiar with the tradition. It is almost always played as the last piece at the Neujahrskonzert, the Vienna New Year Concert...


   Happy Birthday today to    The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) (deceased - 04/19/05) AND        The late Roland McCoy (June '45) (deceased - 09 Jan 2015);

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND   Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND   Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA;

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -
  Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA

08 -      The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38) (deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of          Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of    Steve Burns ('65) of MN;

09 - Patrick Burke ('57) AND       Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND   Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA;

10 -   Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA;

11  - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND  Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL  AND   Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA AND Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

March 04, 1941 - The United Kingdom launched Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands.

March 04, 1943 - The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the South West Pacific came to an end.

March 04, 1944 - After the success of Big Week, the USAAF began a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin.

March 04, 1945 - Lapland War: Finland declared war on Nazi Germany.


Friday, March 04, 1966 - A Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 exploded on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people.

Friday, March 04, 1966 - Actor Steve Bastoni was born in Rome, Italy.

Friday, March 04, 1966 - Speed skater Emese Hunyady was born in Budapest, Hungary.

Friday, March 04, 1966 - Basketball player, politician, and the 55th Mayor of Sacramento, Kevin Johnson, was born Kevin Maurice Johnson in Sacramento, California.

Friday, March 04, 1966 - Accountant and politician Fiona Ma (馬世雲) was born in New York.

Friday, March 04, 1966 - Author and illustrator Dav Pilkey was born David Murray Pilkey, Jr. in Cleveland, Ohio.

Friday, March 04, 1966 - Rapper (Brand Nubian) Grand Puba was born Maxwell Dixon, possibly in New York.

Friday, March 04, 1965 - Golfer and coach Mike Small was born in Aurora, Illinois.

Real joy does not come from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.”

- Wilfred Grenfell
(28 Feb 1865 - 09 Oct 1940)

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 03/02/16 - "Quips":  

"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not using it in a fruit salad."

"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.' "
- Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)

"I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.' "
- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement."
- Mark Twain

"The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible."
- George Burns

"Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year."
- Victor Borge

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
- Mark Twain

"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
- Socrates

"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury."
- Groucho Marx

"My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe."
- Jimmy Durante

"I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back."
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat."
- Alex Levine

"My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying."
- Rodney Dangerfield

Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery."
- Spike Milligan

"Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP."
- Joe Namath

"I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."
- Bob Hope

"I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it."
- W. C. Fields

"We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress."
- Will Rogers

"Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you."
- Winston Churchill

"Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out."
- Phyllis Diller

"By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere."
- Billy Crystal

And the cardiologist's diet: if it tastes good spit it out.


May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door.

Thanks, Tina!

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American S...chool, IL) of NC - 03/03/16 - "Piece by Piece":

I sent you a Kelly Clarkson video, Mama.

     Thank you, Webby! This one's good for the tear ducts! 

... Clarkson was the performer and guest judge on the February 25th episode on the fifteenth season of American Idol.[120] Clarkson's emotional performance of "Piece by Piece" on American Idol garnered rave reviews and the song instantly charted at number 1 on the iTunes chart following the show. [121] On February 26, 2016, Piece by Piece was certified Gold by RIAA...[122]

  From My Friend, Anica, of NC - 02/28/15 - "Outdoor Planter":

  LOVE THIS! Thank you, Anica!

“I want to make a picture about the Russian secret police -- the GOP.”

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

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#54 in a series of 60)":


I think you will enjoy this!

  OOH! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS BACK AND FORTH CROCHET TUTORIAL: - How to Crochet with Two Colors Back and Forth

BONUS MARCH RECIPES: - Food Network's What to Cook in March


From - 03/03/16:

Q: What did the fish say when he swam into a cement wall?

A: "Dam."


1. Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 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, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/28/16

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


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Radetzky March

- Johann Strauss I
(14 Mar 1804 - 25 Sept 1849)

"Radetzky March" midi courtesy of - 03/04/09

March 2016 Calendar courtesy of - 03/04/16

Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/03/09 (but probably used previously as well.....)

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

Animated Navy Flag courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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!!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

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

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