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03/11/19 - NNHS Newsletter
The Cliffs of Doneen

“When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees.
Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.”


 - Edna O'Brien
(b. 15 Dec 1930)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   All this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day, we'll be celebrating with Irish songs.

BONUS #1 - Cliffs Of Doneen - Quadriga Consort

BONUS #2 - Cliffs Of Doneen - Paddy Reilly

BONUS #3 - Cliffs of Dooneen - James Levy, keyboards; Doug Deitemyer, recorder


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

  Happy Birthday today to 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!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

14 -  Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA;

15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;

16 -  The late Bill Gross (d. 22 Mar 2014) AND  Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC;

17 -   Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA;

18 -  Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND  Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA AND Linda Coates Jones ('63) of VA AND Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND    Wade Scott ('66) of MO!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 11, 1935 - The German Air Force became an official organ of the Reich.

March 11, 1941 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.

March 11, 1942 - General Douglas MacArthur abandoned Corregidor for Australia. He vowed, "I shall return."

March 11, 1945 - The Imperial Japanese Navy attempted a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.

March 11, 1945 - The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, was established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.

March 11, 1946 - Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, was captured by British troops.


THIS DAY IN 1969:

March 11, 1969 - Actor and producer Terrence Howard was born Terrence Dashon Howard in Chicago, Illinois.

March 11, 1969 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer Soraya was born Soraya Raquel Lamilla Cuevas in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. She died of breast cancer at the age of 37 on 10 May 2006 in Miami, Florida.

March 11, 1969 - Runner John Daly (b. John Joseph Daly on 22 Feb 1880 in Ballgluin, Galway, Ireland) died in New York City, New York at the age of 89.

March 11, 1969 - Soldier and author John Wyndham (b. John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris on 10 July 1903 in Dorridge, near Knowle, Warwickshire [now West Midlands], England) died at his home in Petersfield, Hampshire, England at the age of 65.


From My Friend, Katie, of NC - 03/10/15:

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.”

- Thomas S. Monson
(21 Aug 1927 - 03 Jan 2018)

    Thanks so much, Katie!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/11/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 03/09/19, 11:18 AM:

  BRILLIANT! Thank you, Carlene!
 
 


  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 03/10/19:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Mark!
 
 


  From My #2 Son, Brent Harty ( Hillsboro HS, IL - Boy with Best Personality in the Class of 1990) of NC - 03/09/19, 11:59 PM - "  Emeline Harty (Maple Mountain High School, UT - '20) of UT":

  Very proud of my Eme. She took first place in 2 events at the Utah State Science Olympiad today. Outstanding!

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Brent! Way to go, Eme!

 
 


From MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 03/10/19, 11:45 AM:

  SO TRUE! Thank you for this important reminder, MaeLea!
 
 


  From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of CA - 03/10/19:

  I think you'll enjoy this one. Lol

     WILDEST GIGGLES! Thanks, Adrienne!

   For those of you who didn't catch it, this is an allusion to my favorite joke:

Q. Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?

A. Because he was dead.


  
You can tell this joke to 500 people, and only 2 will laugh, but they'll still be laughing two weeks from now.

 
 


“This makes me so sore it gets my dandruff up.”

- 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" (#8 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 IRISH CROCHET PATTERNS:

Lucky Shamrock Coaster - "Use this Lucky Shamrock Coaster pattern to bring some St. Patrick's Day charm to your table. This crochet coaster pattern is easy and you'll be able to work some up in no time. It's a practical and cute decoration for your holiday party!"

Amber's Pot-O-Gold Coaster - "Taste the rainbow with some colorful yarn. Crochet a bright pot o' gold coaster. These would be fun to have laying out when you have company over. Set your drink of choice on your gold."


BONUS IRISH KNIT PATTERN:

Heather Lodinsky's Garter Stitch Baby Booties - "Keep toes warm in boot-style knit footwear that will stay on baby’s feet. It only takes one ball of this highest quality easy-care yarn that has been tested for harmful substances."


BONUS IRISH RECIPES:

Irish Recipes - "Looking for Irish recipes? Allrecipes has more than 180 trusted Irish recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/10/19:

"Hello! Is this Gordon's Pizza?"
"No sir, it's Google's Pizza."

"Did I dial the wrong number?
"No sir, Google bought the pizza store."

"Oh, alright then. I’d like to place an order please."
"Okay sir, do you want the usual?"

"The usual? You know what my usual is?"
"According to the caller ID, the last 15 times you’ve ordered a 12-slice with double-cheese, sausage, and thick crust."

"Okay, that’s what I want this time too."
"May I suggest that this time you order an 8-slice with ricotta, arugula, and tomato instead?"

"No, I hate vegetables."
"But your cholesterol is not good."

"How do you know?"
"Through the subscribers guide. We have the results of your blood tests for the last 7 years."

"You know what, I'm sick of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and everyone else having all my information! I'm going to an island without internet, where there’s no cellphone line, and no one to spy on me!"

"I understand sir. But you may want to renew your passport... it expired 5 weeks ago."


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. Wednesday, May 08, 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.

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


The Cliffs of Doneen
 

You may travel far far from your own native land
Far away o'er the mountains, far away o'er the foam
But of all the fine places that I've ever been
Sure there's none can compare with the cliffs of Doneen.

Take a view o'er the mountains, fine sights you'll see there
You'll see the high rocky mountains o'er the west coast of Clare
Oh the town of Kilkee and Kilrush can be seen
From the high rocky slopes round the cliffs of Doneen.

It's a nice place to be on a fine summer's day
Watching all the wild flowers that ne'er do decay
Oh the hares and lofty pheasants are plain to be seen
Making homes for their young round the cliffs of Doneen.

Fare thee well to Doneen, fare thee well for a while
And to all the kind people I'm leaving behind
To the streams and the meadows where late I have been
And the high rocky slopes round the cliffs of Doneen.


"The Cliffs of Doneen" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland.htm - 03/10/08

Irish Musician Images courtesy of http://www.irishpage.com/music.htm - 03/10/08

Small Shamrock Button plucked from Small Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 03/10/09

Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://webster.commnet.edu/gif/dividers.htm - 03/16/05

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

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 Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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!

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!

Maple Mountain High School (UT) logo courtesy of http://mmhsgoldeneagles.com/ - 09/11/17

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06 

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

Tiny Green Heart courtesy of John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/17/13
Thanks, John!

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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