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03/06/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Ash Wednesday

Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
And rend your heart, and not your garments, band turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger,
and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him;
even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the Lord your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts:
let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord,
weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach,
that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?”

- Joel 2: 12-17 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have somehow never observed this day here together before. That's incredible, isn't it, considering we celebrate everything?

BONUS - Here, O My Lord, I See Thee - Chris Fleischer, 2009 - Love his beautiful old upright piano!


HOMEWORK:

From https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/ash-wednesday:

What Do People Do?

Some Christians in the United States attend special Ash Wednesday church services. This includes students who attend Catholic and other church schools. Priests usually place blessed ashes in form of the cross on individuals’ foreheads to remind them of mortality, sorrow for sins, change, and forgiveness.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lenten discipline for observant Christians. It is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for receiving or reaffirming baptism at Easter. For some Christians, Lent is a time to think about one’s life choices and mortality, as well as reflect on life directions. It serves as a wakeup call for some Christians. There are also those who choose this time of the year to donate to charities or take part in charity events as a way to get close to God.

Public Life

Ash Wednesday is an observance and not a federal public holiday in the United States.

Background and Symbols

The practice of marking foreheads with ashes is common among Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans and Episcopalians in the United States. However some Methodist and Presbyterian churches adopted this custom in recent times, especially around the 1990s...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  The late Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) (d. 05/26/16)! 

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

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;

13 -  Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND    My Former Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS,, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of FL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 06, 1945 - Cologne was captured by American Troops.

March 06, 1945 - Operation Spring Awakening, the last major German offensive of the war, began.


THIS DAY IN 1969:

March 06, 1969 - Apparently, nothing whatsoever happened on the day anywhere in the world. Right.


From My Friend, Roshana, of NC (now of TX) - 03/06/15:

“Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God's purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable.”

- Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004
)

   Thanks so much, Roshana!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/06/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/03/19:  

   

Thank you, Jean!

 
 


    From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 03/02/19:

  EXACTLY! Thank you, Jamey!
 
 


 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 03/05/19:

  Thanks, Mark!
 
 


“There is a statue of limitation.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan 1974)


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/25/19 - "Beautiful Rainbows Of Ireland & Other Irish Themed Things" (#3 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!

 
 


BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry; not theme related):
Tracie Barrett's Delicate Stained Glass Crochet Throw - "The beautiful blending of seven colors makes this afghan from Red Heart Yarn resemble softly tinted stained glass. Crocheted in squares, the edges of this throw give it an artistic feel. This is a fabulous free crochet pattern."
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: http://www.lionbrand.com/blog/get-in-the-spirit-for-mardi-gras/#sthash.rjwi0HOk.dpuf


BONUS KNIT PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme related):
Edie Eckman's Earth Tone Knit Afghan - "This Earth-tone knitting afghan pattern is great for those who love the environment. This pattern uses a circular knitting needle. This makes for a great gift."


BONUS ASH WEDNESDAY AND LENTEN RECIPES:

7 Mexican Meatless Recipes for Ash Wednesday and Lent


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/05/19:

The newly-married husband came home from the office to find his young wife in floods of tears. "Darling, whatever is the matter?" he asked.

"Sweetheart," she sobbed, "the most terrible thing has happened! I cooked my very first Beef Bourguignon for you, and I got it out of the oven to season it, and the phone rang. When I came back from answering the phone, I found that the cat had eaten it!"

"Don't worry, darling," said her husband. "Don't cry. We can get a new cat tomorrow."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
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 hokie13mom@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/19

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


Here, O My Lord, I See Thee

Words by Horatius Bonar
(19 Dec 1808 – 31 May 1889), 1855

Music ("PENITENTIA") by
Edward Dearle
(02 Mar 1806 -
20 Mar 1891), 1874


Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face;
here would I touch and handle things unseen;
here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace,
and all my weariness upon thee lean.

This is the hour of banquet and of song;
this is the heavenly table spread for me;
here let me feast, and feasting, still prolong
the hallowed hour of fellowship with thee.

Here would I feed upon the bread of God,
here drink with thee the royal wine of heaven;
here would I lay aside each earthly load,
here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.

Too soon we rise; the symbols disappear;
the feast, though not the love, is past and gone.
The bread and wine remove; but thou art here,
nearer than ever, still my shield and sun.

Feast after feast thus comes and passes by;
yet, passing, points to the glad feast above,
giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
the Lamb's great bridal feast of bliss and love.



"Here, O My Lord, I See Thee" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh623.sht - 04/02/12

Ash Wednesday Image courtesy of http://comments.funmunch.com/ash-wednesday-1.html - 04/02/12

Black Celtic Bar 4 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

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 http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Dancing Oldsters clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 09/09/06
Thanks, Al!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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