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03/05/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Mardi Gras

“It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he
has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has
not seen the United States until he as seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans.

- Mark Twain, Letter to Pamela Moffett, March 1859
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

If I'm not mistaken, I think this is but our fifth observance of Mardi Gras; it usually creeps up on me.

BONUS - Jambalaya - Hank Williams



   Happy Birthday today 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) (d. 05/26/16);

08 -    The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38) (d. 07/04/07) - also Mother of   Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND the late Doris Harris Burns ('38) (d. 08/14/18) - 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 05, 1933 - Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party received 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allowed the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.

March 05, 1940 - Members of Soviet politburo signed an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.

March 05, 1942 - The United States Navy Seabees were established.

March 05, 1942 - Japanese forces captured Batavia, capital of Dutch East Indies, which left undefended after the withdrawal of KNIL garrison and Australian Blackforce battalion to Buitenzorg and Bandung.

March 05, 1943 - The first flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.

March 05, 1943 - Germany called fifteen and sixteen year olds for military service due to war losses.

March 05, 1944 - The Red Army began the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.


March 05, 1969 - Actor and producer Paul Blackthorne was born in Wellington, Shropshire, England.

March 05, 1969 - Author and playwright Danny King was born Daniel Michael King in Slough, Berkshire, England.

March 05, 1969 - Footballer and manager Moussa Saïb was born in Théniet El Had, Algeria.

March 05, 1969 - Rapper M.C. Solaar was born Claude M'Barali MC Solaar in Dakar, Senegal.

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/27/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 03/04/19, 7:41 PM:


I hope you feel better quickly...


   Thank you so very much, Santa Jim! The past few weeks have been rougher than I'd prefer, but I think I'm finally returning to my version of "normal".

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/04/19, 8:38 PM - "Nola & Old Mardi Gras Stuff":

  It is too cold for much of the normal Mardi Gras fun, but thought some may like this 1985 wall decor. The one to the far right is hand painted, in the pic with 3.
Yep I know, not Spring, but I am going to delete these from my phone and computer, as they go in a space tomorrow.
Kid Rock - Rock and Roll Jesus
This song is not sacrilegious, so idk why the title is such.

(Not NOLA related.)
Actually this song shows Kid Rock seems to be a man of faith, most likely just like us all having a human experience and doing the best we can. A work in progress. I do like how this song changes style, for a minute.

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Shari!


  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 02/09/18:

    WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Mark!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 03/05/19, @ 5:30 AM - "Tuesday":

  Good morning on a Tuesday, the in-between day. Just make it to noon tomorrow and the downhill weekly slide begins, kind of like the picture only not so cold, I hope. Bur when you are retired, any day can be whatever you want except for Sunday, that one stands out as special, at least for me. The good thing about having a love and avocation for writing, any time, 24/7 is a good time to write and it's a great way to get lost in the story you are writing, forgetting any trouble or issues you face for at least a while. So, what will you do today? Think about it, look outside as the morning dawns and tell yourself today you will make a memorable one. Life is too short and precious to waste. If you have questions about that, just call on The Master. He'll give you an idea or two. Be blessed.

     Thank you, Jimmy!

Hang in there, little fellow. This week will pass.

“Let's bring it up to date with some snappy nineteenth century dialogue.”

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/25/19 - "Beautiful Rainbows Of Ireland & Other Irish Themed Things" (#2 in a Series of 19):

  "Seeing a rainbow at any time, either in your waking life or in your dream world is always a wonderful thing. And it means the same thing in both places. A rainbow is a universal symbol of hope, luck, fortune, and wishes coming true."

-Author Unknown

   OOH! Thank you, Shari!


Get in the Spirit for Mardi Gras! - A plethora of yarn/color suggestions plus hidden patterns

Haley Wishon's Mardi Gras Masks - "Add a bit of mystery to your look with a beautifully crocheted Masquerade Fancy Mask. Each of these three masks is made with the same pattern using different embellishments to complete their allure."

Sara Sachs' Mardi Gras Cowl with Fleur de Lis Pin - "I totally love how this Cowl Pattern turned out. I love the deep shades of the yarn, and the texture of the yarn as well. I used Red Heart With Love to design the Mardi Gras Cowl with Fleur de Lis Pin. The yarn is soft, but has enough texture to hold it's shape."

Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and the colors that mark Fat Tuesday are starting to pop up everywhere. If you still want to show off some Mardi Gras spirit, there is plenty of time for quick-to-knit or crochet projects, striped with some of these great color combinations below: - See more at:

Knits for Mardi Gras - "I guess Mardi Gras isn’t really a big crafting holiday, but at this point I’ll take just about any excuse for a party. I’ve knit a couple of Mardi Gras-themed projects in the past..."



From - 03/04/19 - A Two-Fer:

Q. Why is girlfriend one word but best friend is two words?

A. Because your best friend gives you space when you need it.


My significant other and I were discussing mistakes we have made in our relationship.

I suggested she should embrace her mistakes.

She then hugged me.

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 13, 2019 -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.

3. Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/19

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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Jambalaya (On the Bayou)

Written and recorded by Hank Williams
(17 Sept 1923 - I Jan 1953)

Goodbye Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh
Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou
My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, we'll have good fun on the bayou

Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma chez amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

Instrumental Verse (Country Fiddle solo)

Thibodeaux, Fontainbleau, the place is buzzin'
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen
Dress in style, go hog wild, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.


Instrumental Verse (Country Fiddle solo)

Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma chez amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

"Jambalaya" midi courtesy of - 02/24/09

"Jambalaya" lyrics courtesy of - 02/24/09

Mardi Gras clip art courtesy of - 02/24/09

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

Mardi Gras Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/24/08

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

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

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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!

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

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