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03/04/17 - 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 -  The late Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) (deceased - 26 May 2016);

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 - Pat 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.


Saturday, March 04, 1967 - Cricketer and coach Daryll Cullinan was born Daryll John Cullinan in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa.

Saturday, March 04, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Evan Dando was born Evan Griffith Dando in Essex, Massachusetts.

Saturday, March 04, 1967 - The Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Ivan Lewis, was born in Prestwich, England.

Saturday, March 04, 1967 - Rugby league player and coach Terry Matterson was born in Auburn, New South Wales, Australia.

Saturday, March 04, 1967 - Cyclist Dave Rayner was born David John Rayner in Shipley, West Yorkshire, England. On 16 Nov 1994 at the age of 27, he died after an incident outside the Maestro nightclub, in Manningham Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

Saturday, March 04, 1967 - Footballer Kubilay Türkyilmaz was born in Bellinzona, Switzerland.

Saturday, March 04, 1967 - Comedian, actor, and author Tim Vine was born Timothy Mark Vine in Cheam, London, England.

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 June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA - 03/03/17 - "Old Picture of Veneris Plumbing Heating Roofing":

  Hi, Carol,

My sister,
Jackie Veneris Nelms (Hampton HS - '59) of FL, found this picture of our grandfather’s plumbing, heating business probably taken in 1930’s or 1940’s. Our father ran the business after our grandfather died in 1956. It was torn down many years ago. I thought you would like to add it to the site your created in Our Old Stomping Grounds” “Nick Veneris Plumbing Heating Roofing page.

Thank you, June

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, June - and Jackie! One hardly dares to hope of finding such a treasure after so many years!

1930’s or 1940’s

  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 Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/27/17 - "Good Stuff (#4 in a Series of 19)":


GOOD STUFF, INDEED! Thank you, Shari!


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

BONUS MARCH RECIPES: - 31 Delicious Things To Cook In March


From - 03/03/17:

While attending a marriage seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other."

He addressed the men, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?"

Tom, smiling but looking a little nervous, leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "It's self-rising flour, right?"


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

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the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Radetzky March

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

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

March 2017 Calendar courtesy of - 03/04/17

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 clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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

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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