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03/13/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Bonnie Woodgreen

There are in every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are in every generation
those who make it with joy and laughter and these are the salt of the generations."

- Patrick Pearse, a.k.a. Padraig Pearse - a leader of the 1916 Rebellion
(10 Nov 1879 - 03 May 1916)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We're still celebrating this week with Irish songs.

BONUS #1 - Bonnie Woodgreen

BONUS #2 - Bonnie Woodgreen - John Fisher School Choir - BBC Choir Of the Year, 2008 - Due to the amateur quality of the recordings, rarely do I carry school choirs, but this is an absolutely flawless performance.



From - 03/12/09:

"'Bonny Wood Green' is a ballad from World War I, still sung in Irish pubs today. The Irish were unenthusiastic about entering the war on the British side, but once the decision had been made there were surprisingly large numbers of volunteers. The divided loyalties of the Irish soldiers cannot have made their ordeal in the trenches any easier."


   Happy Birthday today 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 tomorrow to  Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

20 -   My Late Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) (d. 10 Sept 2013) AND Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND  Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA AND My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 12, 1918 - Moscow became the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.


March 13, 1940 - The Russo-Finnish Winter War ended. 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 13, 1943 - In Bougainville, Japanese troops ended their assault on American forces at Hill 700.

March 13, 1943 - The Holocaust: German forces liquidated the Jewish ghetto in Kraków. Hans Finke arrived in Auschwitz with 963 other prisoners. 473 are put to death in the gas chambers. 491 are assigned to slave labor.

March 13, 1944 - Britain announced that all travel between Ireland and the U.K. was suspended because the Irish government would not expel Axis-power diplomats within its borders.


Tuesday, March 13, 1968 - Apparently, absolutely nothing noteworthy happened on this day anywhere in the world.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/12/15:

“None of us is perfect. I know of no one who would profess to be so. And yet for some reason, despite our own imperfections, we have a tendency to point out those of others. We make judgments concerning their actions or inactions. There is really no way we can know the heart, the intentions, or the circumstances of someone who might say or do something we find reason to criticize. Thus the commandment: 'Judge not.'”

- Thomas S. Monson, October 2010
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/13/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Rick Harman ('65) of VA - 03/12/18, 6:26 PM - " Mamie Wilkins (Rooksby - Class of 1967)":

Hi, Carol,

I hope this finds you well. There was an obituary for Mamie in the local papers here on Sunday, March 11th, and I thought you would like to know. I knew her; she was a sweet girl. So sad.

Thank you for all you have done and are doing for us.


   Thank you, Rick! I knew her, too, and sweet she was! We must have shared a class or two, probably P.E., but all I can remember is Mamie's sweet face and spirit.

   This is a little strange, even for me. I must have read the Sunday morning obituaries too soon, before they were all posted. I didn't learn of Mamie's passing until late that night, and I became so upset by the news, I couldn't seem to finish making her Memorial Newsletter until about 2:00 PM yesterday. I'm not sure even now why her death upset me to that extent, but it did.

   Thanks again for keeping me posted!  

From Allan Hanrahan ('55) of VA - 03/13/18, 12:19 AM:

Hello, Carol,

Thanks for all of your efforts!

"Bobby" Wright, NNHS Class of 1952, was preceded in death by his sister, Jacqueline "Jackie" Wright, NNHS Class of 1956. She died a few years ago in Greensboro, NC. I do not know why the obituary did not state that. ( "Bobby" was also preceded in death by two older half-sisters.)

"Jackie" was a good friend of my wife, and was a good friend of mine.

Allan Hanrahan, NNHS Class of 1955

   Thank you so much, Allen! I'm always grateful when someone can supply me with missing information for the Memorial Newsletters. I'm not sure why what I consider to be vital information is so often omitted from obituaries. Often it's a matter of cost, as they are priced by the word, but we had a rather lengthy one earlier this week that included everything up to and including the name of his Sunday School teacher, but didn't mention his middle name or his birthday.

   At any rate, I've added that information to Bobby's Newsletter, and Jackie's somewhat sketchy entry to the Memorial Page for the Class of 1956. Perhaps someone will be able to fill in more of those blanks for us.

   You and your wife have my deepest condolences on the loss of your friend.

   From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 03/12/18:

Just a note from Santa. The snow is because Elsa is mad.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks for that insight, Santa Jim!

From Barbara Yost Hughes ('63) of VA - 03/12/18:

  Thank you, Barbara!

  From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 03/12/18:

  Thank you, Pat!

  From John Murden ('60) of VA - 03/12/18:

  This is my motto!!

 Thanks, John! That works for me!


From Randy Bearor ('64) of VA - 03/12/18:

  Thanks, Randy!

From Paul's Niece, Jackie, of IL - 03/12/18:


 Thank you, Jackie!


  From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 03/12/18:

  This worked well for (Kim Desmuke of North TX)  for many years - it's a simple, weed-free way to grow lettuce, spinach and even radishes.

Take a 2 cubic feet bag of potting soil (I used Miracle Grow), rumple it around quite a bit to loosen the soil, poke quite a few holes in the back side for drainage, then lay the bag on a smooth surface that will allow drainage and not get too hot, and cut out the top, leaving about a 4 or 5 inch border all around.

Lightly rake through the soil to even it out and loosen it even more, then carefully, and evenly sprinkle the seeds around.

I put my salad green seeds in an old spice bottle with large shaker holes, added some cornmeal, shook it all up to mix well and sprinkled them out of it. I put the cornmeal in there to allow me to see that I had covered the soil evenly.


If doing radish seeds or spinach, just make lines the depth mentioned on the seed pack, plant the seeds and cover appropriately. For salad greens I sprinkled a light covering of soil over the cornmeal and seeds and then spray-misted to water them in.

I put my bags on metal sawhorses and grates to make them waist level. This kept the bags off the hot concrete and I didn't have to bend over when cutting my salad. When harvesting, just use a pair of scissors and cut what you need - don't pull the plants out. Same goes for spinach - they will grow back almost magically overnight, and you can't tell where you cut.

Spray mist the seeds and plantlings at first when watering, until they are established, then you can water more vigorously as the plants mature. You will probably need to water more often, since the depth of the bags are not as deep as a regular in-ground garden. I just kept mine moist, but not sopping wet.

   BRILLIANT! Thank you, Alice - and Kim!

“Keep a stiff upper chin.”

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/10/18 - "Wishing you a happy Saint Patrick's Day" (#3 in a Series of 8):

   Thank you, Shari! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL -
02/12/18 - "ONE WORD ESSAYS ... Beautiful!" (#23 in a Series of 26):


  May your troubles be less...

May your blessings be more...

May nothing but happiness come through your door.

   Thank you, Wayne!



Eva Ferrebee's Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover - "Learn how to make a Crochet Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover this St. Patrick's Day. Crochet shamrock patterns are easy to make especially when you follow this quick video tutorial. Decorate your home with garland, make a barrette or embellish a hat. It's the luck o' the Irish!"

Sarah's Shamrock Garland - "Bring some luck into your home with this Crocheted Shamrock Garland Pattern. This free crochet shamrock pattern can easily be varied with different shades of green yarn. Show a little bit of Irish love this St. Patrick's day with this simple decoration."

Itty Bitty Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover - "This Itty Bitty Shamrock (
and Four Leaf Clover) is the perfect St. Patrick's Day crochet project. Use it to embellish sweaters or pants for a cute holiday touch to any outfit."


Aran Sweater Market's Clan Knitting Patterns and Kits - "Now you can enjoy the deep satisfaction of knitting your very own Clan Sweater for all the family with our ClanAran knitting patterns. Each knitting pattern comes in a word document complete with the meaning of the Aran stitches, stitch glossary and instructions. Enjoy the art of knitting your own unique family garment, in your own home and carry on the tradition of passing on the pattern to the next generation." - Not even close to free, but WOWZERONI!


Elizabeth McNally's Irish Recipes - "Elizabeth McNally is a Virginia (USA) based author, photographer and creator of Wee Kitchen. A second generation Irish-American, Elizabeth has traveled to Ireland more than thirty times over the past twenty years. On her website, Elizabeth shares photographs, recipes and stories inspired by her travels to visit loved ones in Ireland. A self-trained lover of baking from the age of twelve, Elizabeth enjoys looking for ways to bring a new twist to traditional Irish recipes while maintaining their heritage. Elizabeth's photographs and recipes have been featured on Cooking Club of America, and"


From - 03/12/18:

A dad grew increasingly displeased as his teenage daughter and her boyfriend studied in her room late one evening. Finally losing his patience, he knocked sharply on her door. Her boyfriend immediately opened it and asked if something was wrong.

"I have to ask you to move your car," the father exclaimed.

"Oh, sure. Is it in someone's way?"

"No," the dad replied, "it's at the wrong address."


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 14, 2018 -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 09, 2018 -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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/21/18

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

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


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Bonnie Woodgreen

Down by the green bushes of Bonnie Woodgreen
Where me and my true love so oftimes have been
As the days they rolled onward so happy were we
Ah, but never she thought that a soldier I'd be.

It was early one morning as the lambs they did play
'Twas off to Kells Barracks, I there made my way
To enlist in the army and fight for my King
And I bid my farewell to Bonnie Woodgreen.

Our ship at Larne Harbour sat ready to sail
And mothers were weeping and sisters looked pale
There was singing and dancing all happy and gay
Ah, but little they thought of the lads far away.

It was 'way out in Flanders at the back of the line
They were talking of sweethearts they all left behind
When one Irish soldier says, "I have a queen,
And she works in John Ross' of Bonnie Woodgreen."

It was early one morning while facing the foe
A shot from the enemy this young lad laid low
He called for his comrades, it was a sad scene
"Say good-bye to my Nellie and Bonnie Woodgreen."

So if ever to Ulster you chance for to stray
There's a neat little fact'ry near Ballynafeigh(?)
Where there's weavers and winders all rosy and clean
And they all wear white aprons in Bonnie Woodgreen.

"Bonnie Woodgreen" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 03/10/09

Image of Irish Prayer courtesy of - 03/12/09

Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/12/09

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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   05/23/16
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