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03/12/17 - NNHS Newsletter
Red Is the Rose

“Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm,
but willing to draw blood in its defense.”

 - Mark Overby

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We're continuing with our pre-St. Patrick's Day themes.

BONUS #1 - - Red Is the Rose - Makem and Clancy, 1981

BONUS #2 - - Anjana and the Celtic band Espíritu Celta form Bogotá, Colombia (the lighting is abysmal, but the clarity of her tone makes it all worthwhile)

BONUS #3 - - Red Is the Rose - Liam Clancy (02 Sept 1935 - 04 Dec 2009)


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

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

16 -  The late Bill Gross (deceased 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 Linda Coates Jones ('63) of VA AND Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND    Wade Scott ('66) of MO;

19 - Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


March 12, 1933 - President Paul von Hindenburg dropped the flag of the German Republic and ordered that the swastika and empire banner be flown side by side.

March 12, 1933 - Outside Berlin, the first concentration camp opened at Oranienburg.

March 12, 1938 - The "Anschluss" took place as German troops entered Austria.

March 12, 1940 - Winter War: Finland signed the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population were immediately evacuated.

March 12, 1942 - Pacific War: The Battle of Java ended with an Allied surrender to the Japanese Empire.

March 12, 1947 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman established the Truman Doctrine to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.


Sunday, March 12, 1967 - Suharto took power from Sukarno when the MPRS inaugurated him as Acting President of Indonesia.

Sunday, March 12, 1967 - Footballer and manager Jorge Dely Valdés was born Jorge Luis Dely Valdés in Colón, Panama, Panama.

Sunday, March 12, 1967 - Footballer and manager Julio Dely Valdés was born Julio César Dely Valdés in Colón, Panama, Panama.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/11/15:

“If you are lonely, please know you can find comfort. If you are discouraged, please know you can find hope. If you are poor in spirit, please know you can be strengthened. If you feel you are broken, please know you can be mended.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland, April 2006
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From My Friend, David, of NC - 03/11/17, 5:04 PM:

  This is why I love North Carolina. It's March, the flowers are blooming, and it's supposed to snow tonight.

    Thank you, David! It's always beautiful and exciting here, n'est pas?

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Raleigh LDS Temple, Apex, NC

From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 03/11/17, 8:55 PM:

  Oh, great --- possibly 7 inches of snow Monday Night and Tuesday --- and my azaleas are showing their pink buds!

  Thank you, Janice! It's always beautiful and even more exciting up there, right?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

  From Me ('65) of NC - 03/11/17 - "Play Time!":

    Here we are, together again! Run back up to the sacred soil before the snow hits. You'll be back again next month, right, Cheryl?!?    
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Fayetteville, NC
Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC, and Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC, Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC, and Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC

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

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


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Red Is the Rose

Come over the hills, my bonnie Irish lass
Come over the hills to your darling
You choose the rose, love, and I'll make the vow
And I'll be your true love forever.

Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows
Fair is the lily of the valley
Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne
But my love is fairer than any.

'Twas down by Killarney's green woods that we strayed
When the moon and the stars they were shining
The moon shone its rays on her locks of golden hair
And she swore she'd be my love forever.


It's not for the parting that my sister pains
It's not for the grief of my mother
'Tis all for the loss of my bonny Irish lass
That my heart is breaking forever.


"Red Is the Rose" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 03/10/08

Image of Red "Olympiad" Rose courtesy of - 03/11/08

Red Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of well, I just don't know - but it's been in my files since 02/01/05

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 - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Disgustedly Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of Northern VA - 03/11/17
Thanks, Janice!

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

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

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!

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

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   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 03/11/17:

    Thank you, Jean! It's always beautiful and even more exciting up there, n'est pas?

“Why is everything so dirty here?” Goldwyn once asked of a film director.

When told it was supposed to be a slum, Goldwyn responded, “Well, this slum cost a lot of money. It should look better than an ordinary slum.”

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/27/17 - "Good Stuff (#12 in a Series of 19)":


GOOD STUFF, INDEED! Thank you, Shari!


BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERN: - Beaded Shamrock Doily - "This Beaded Shamrock Doily has vintage style with its delicate form and beading. This free crochet doily pattern will bring a bit of elegance to your table this St. Patrick's Day. It could also be a beautiful heirloom or gift."

BONUS IRISH RECIPES: - Margaret Johnson's Irish Recipes - "Margaret Johnson is perhaps the most prolific Irish-American writer of topics dealing with Irish food and drink. Holding dual citizenship in the US and Ireland, Margaret is the author of five Irish Cookbooks, An Afternoon Tea cookbook titled 'Tea and Crumpets', and has authored more than 200 food and travel articles in a number of publications, including the "Irish Echo," "Irish America Magazine," the "Los Angeles Times Syndicate," "Newsday," and Dublin's "Food and Wine" magazine."


From - 03/11/17:

A good time to keep your mouth shut... is when you're in deep water!


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 03/11/17

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                          Love to all, Carol