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03/17/08 - NNHS Newsletter

“St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.”

 - Adrienne Cook

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We celebrate this day every year - because it's such fun!

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   There must be hundreds of versions of this beautiful song available. As my gift to you, I chose these seven (listed in no particular order) for their variety.  Hopefully there's something for everyone to enjoy:

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sj8DskmVJo - Amy Walker (a cappella)

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbuRA_D3KU - The Muppets

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujr8dQJgQUU - Andy Williams

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h03iH-Bsvj8  - Declan Galbraith (young Irish boy with a powerful voice)

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaPFCvzzcFM - Celtic Woman - WOWZERONI!!!

BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jgma--0WYU - Michael Londra - with breathtaking scenes of Ireland!

BONUS #7 -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEYdoNRWw9I - The King's Sisters (a cappella male sextet) (My Fave!)


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick's_Day

http://www.history.com/minisites/stpatricksday/

http://www.entourages.com/barbs/stpatrick.htm

http://www.st-patricks-day.com/index.asp

http://wilstar.com/holidays/patrick.htm


BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:

   Happy St. Patrick's Day Birthday to    Barbara Brewer ('69) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to our Three-Fer:    Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND    Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA  AND    Wade Scott ('66) of MO!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
19 -
   Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA;

20 - My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) of VA  AND   Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND    Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA  AND    My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC;
21 - Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND
     My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL;
22 -
  Cookie Phillips ('64) of VA;
23 -   Richard Marshall ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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HEALTH UPDATES:

1.       Herb Hice of MI:

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/17/08 - "Our Herbie":

Dear Carol and Typhoon Family,

This morning when I called   Heidi (Hice MacKay - of MI), she didn't have much to report.  Herbie has not had much improvement this past week, but he has not regressed either.  Everything is still about the same.  Herbie's vital signs are stable and good, but he is still showing anxiety when he is off the ventilator for too long. 

Heidi says he is alert on and off, and that is when she shows him his cards.  Herbie and his beloved family still need our prayers probably more than ever, frustration and worry were in Heidi's voice when I spoke with her this morning, so a prayer just for her for the heavy burden on her heart would be much appreciated! 

Thank you for your continued prayers.

Sepi aka Dimples

   Thanks so much, Dimples!


 2. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA:

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/17/08 - "Pam Pennington Cherry":

Carol and Typhoon Family,

Pam is still having trouble with her heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest. She called me this morning and we had a lengthy conversation.  If she has to have the ablation procedure repeated, she says it will be done in the hospital in Norfolk rather than MCV.  Her doctor has told her to rest as much as possible, but for those of us that know Pam, also know that she will need prayer to accomplish this order from her doctor.  She was told before the first procedure that it may take two times to correct the problem.  Let us pray that prayer will  make the second procedure unnecessary !

Dimples aka Sepi 

   Thanks again, Dimples!



     From Me ('65) of NC - 03/17/08 - "I hope you didn't forget to search for the leprechauns this morning!":

http://www.chiff.com/a/leprechaun.htm

   I must confess that I myself did not venture out at daybreak.  I thought about it, really I did, but it was cold (comparatively speaking) and I'm such a weenie.  I couldn't even bring myself into going outside at all until 9:00 AM.  By then I found no evidence of the leprechauns, not even tiny little  footprints.  I was further hindered by the fact that I've badly neglected my moss garden this year, and my moss pot was destroyed in a freak accident several months ago.  Sigh.

   Wait a minute! Maybe there ARE no accidents!  Maybe the leprechauns sabotaged my moss pot!  No.  No, that makes no sense; why would they want to do that?!?

    I know!  Maybe the Evil Daylight Savings Time which so disturbs all my morning routines was a Leprechaun Protection Plot!  YEAH! That's gotta be it! That makes a LOT more sense!  


       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) - 03/14/08 - "Help someone serve the United States":

Hey all,

This isn't some hoax email.  I've "known" this guy for several years via our use of the America's Army video game website.  He's a British subject, and wants to serve in the U.S. Army Special Forces.  Unfortunately, he cannot gain citizenship.  His efforts have been in vain so far.  After hearing of his last failed attempt, I thought it might be worthwhile if we started a letter-writing campaign on his behalf to our respective representatives in the House and the Senate. 

I asked him to write a synopsis of his situation suitable for this purpose so that people can begin to understand his motives and what is necessary to help him.  If you know anyone that finds service to the United States as an honorable goal, then please pass this information along to them.  Maybe our letters to our representatives can help him achieve citizenship, or maybe someone knows someone, who knows someone, who knows someone that can help more directly.  We won't know till we try.  Hopefully we can help him with his goal, and in a larger sense help to remedy the fiasco that is the immigration process.  This man wants no handouts or free rides, but merely wants to put his life on the line for a nation he feels shares his ideologies.

Enough of my rambling, here is his story:

Dear Americans,

I am trying to serve your country by joining the U.S. Army. So many people here have asked me why. "Why America? Why not fight for 'your own' country?" I should ask them what it is that they consider to be 'their' country. Just because one may have been born by luck in this or that country, that doesn't mean that that's the country one identifies with. Even though that is the case for most people, as it is human nature to identify with the culture you've been brought up in. I guess I was a little different... I've lived in two European countries. I like both of the countries' cultures, but for some reason neither of them ever clicked with me. Maybe if I'd have spent all my life in just one of these countries, I'd have felt something stronger for either one of them.

But that's not what happened. I grew up around Americans (including family members), and thus American culture. Later in life, recently, my appreciation of American culture expanded past the usual superficial stuff. I realized that American politics, policies, ideals, and many other important subjects were also things with which I most strongly identified with. These things only exist as long as men are willing to defend them. Participating in them isn't something I can do from Europe. Nor can I defend them from here. So there you have the "why" to why I decided that I want to join the U.S. Army.

Unfortunately, I believe there is an oversight in the immigration process that doesn't give a chance to those who want to legally serve America. Usually one would immigrate by having an employer sponsor him for a job in a field that's in-demand, but the U.S. Military doesn't sponsor foreigners for permanent residency (AKA the Green Card). I believe this is an honest mistake, an oversight if you will, as it probably wasn't expected that people outside the country would have an interest in serving the U.S. Army. I admit that my case is, indeed, quite rare, because I have a special bond with America that I formed outside the country itself.

After having researched this issue for roughly 6 months, I believe that I'm all out of options. My last chance is for a member of Congress to use his powers to pass a "private bill*" for the purpose of my immigration, and for that to happen, at least one of them needs to know about me. My only hope is if American citizens write to Senators in Congress and convince them this is the right thing to do. As I said, I believe my case is rare enough for it to qualify for such attention (mostly because of the unjust oversight which means I can't do this on my own). I need your help so that I can serve America. That is all I want to do. Serve America. I don't want people to think I'm some kind of hero, and I don't want fame or fortune; I just want to render a selfless service to America.

* http://www.visalaw.com/00dec3/12dec300.html

"During the past year, Congress passed 17 private immigration bills granting permanent residency to a small number of individuals."

If you would be willing to take a little time to help me by writing to Senators in Congress, it would be appreciated beyond whatever words I could find. If you are willing to help me help America (and thus help America yourself), then there are a few things about me which I've written below to help you make your case for me. So, please, pick up a pen (or open up your email client), find their contact information; and write to a Senator who you think is favorable to Military service members and legal immigration. You'd be doing something immeasurably important for me, and I couldn't thank you enough. I think that the most important things to mention would be:

- my utter commitment to America. Though I've never lived there, I have American family members across the pond, and I also have American friends here in Britain/Europe. I grew up around Americans and American culture, so that's to whom I now feel committed.

- the fact that, despite all this, I have no family members who can sponsor me to become a permanent resident, as none are "direct" enough (I 'only' have an uncle, aunt, and cousin left). In short, there are no other immigration options available to me that are compatible with my wish to join the U.S. Army. Coming in on a student visa doesn't work, and neither will a work visa (you need proper, permanent residency -- AKA the green card -- to be allowed to join the Military). I'm already 21, so I don't think that spending five to ten years getting a PhD in some kind of field that's in demand in America is a very good idea. By that time, I would be out of my physical prime.

- I believe there is an oversight in the immigration system. I fully understand that only those who are likely to give something back to America, or at the very least not become a burden on it, are allowed to become permanent residents. But someone who wants to give something back to America by serving the country doesn't have an immigration path to follow (unlike those who want to give something back by doing important civilian jobs, such as in medicine and health care).

As the Military doesn't sponsor people for a green card, even though all other employers can, it makes it nearly impossible for someone who 'only' has his service to give to the country (which I think is something that's already pretty good). If you aren't literally a genius in your field of work, or you don't have American family members like a father/mother or brother/sister, or you don't have a million dollars or so to invest in the country, then your chances are practically nil to get a Green Card and then serve in the Military. So, yes, 'all' I can offer is my life for the defense of the United States of America, which, unfortunately, doesn't count for the purpose of immigration as the law currently stands.

- I am a British citizen, and there is of course a history of strong relations between our two countries. However, I can't bring myself to serve a country different to the one which I feel loyal to (which is America, not Great Britain).

- I am completely serious about this. This isn't some silly dream or something; this is what I want to do with my life. This is what I would give my life for.


- there are quite a few people who support me (namely a lot of American military members), and none who wouldn't want me to serve their country. I believe that the actions by the people and politicians who'd help me to serve would be seen in very good light by practically any American.

- my personal information, which is at the bottom of this message.


* All this brings up two major arguments:

1) I genuinely want to serve America to my highest capacity (the Army Special Forces, once I'd be eligible). My allegiance lies in the United States of America. This is a very strong feeling I have, so I must try whatever I can to succeed.

2) I cannot currently join the Army, because there is no immigration procedure that is realistically viable for someone who wants to serve America by defending it. My last chance lies with an appeal to the government, and as I believe my case is unique enough, I think that this wouldn't be a waste of their time. It is not a case that can be dealt with by the default system, as as I have argued, I believe that there is an oversight in the system.

In essence, I just wish for a little help of your help so that I can do all I can to help America myself.

Thank you very much if you're willing to help me. Though I wish for a favorable outcome, what's most important is that you're willing to try for me. If you think you have any friends or family members who would feel the same, I'd be greatly indebted if they could get their opinion out too.....

He has asked that his personal contact information be respected.  In other words, please don't post it on the net.  Instead, pass the information along to those interested in helping via email or post. 

To send an email to your representative, go to https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml

It will help you find your representative, and will allow you to type out a message to them.

I just wrote Shimkus with the following.  Feel free to use it as a template, and make any necessary changes:

I am writing to you, my representative in Congress, on behalf of a young man who simply has the desire to serve the United States in the U.S. Army.  He has exhausted his options in pursuit of citizenship, and I am asking you to help him in his desire to serve America by introducing a bill that would grant him permanent residency.

He has not asked me to contact you, but rather I feel compelled to aid anyone who wishes to serve the United States in so honorable a fashion.  As such, I asked him if it would be acceptable for me to contact you on his behalf.  We both appreciate any service you can render in this matter.

To get a better understanding of his situation, I offer you these statements he has made on the matter:

"I think that the most important things to mention would be:

- my utter commitment to America. Though I've never lived there, I have American family members across the pond, and I also have American friends here in Britain/Europe. I grew up around Americans and American culture, so that's to whom I now feel committed.

- the fact that, despite all this, I have no family members who can sponsor me to become a permanent resident, as none are "direct" enough (I 'only' have an uncle, aunt, and cousin left). In short, there are no other immigration options available to me that are compatible with my wish to join the U.S. Army. Coming in on a student visa doesn't work, and neither will a work visa (you need proper, permanent residency -- AKA the green card -- to be allowed to join the Military). I'm already 21, so I don't think that spending five to ten years getting a PhD in some kind of field that's in demand in America is a very good idea. By that time, I would be out of my physical prime.

- I am a British citizen, and there is of course a history of strong relations between our two countries. However, I can't bring myself to serve a country different to the one which I feel loyal to (which is America, not Great Britain).

- I am completely serious about this. This isn't some silly dream or something; this is what I want to do with my life. This is what I would give my life for.

I genuinely want to serve America to my highest capacity (the Army Special Forces, once I'd be eligible). My allegiance lies in the United States of America. This is a very strong feeling I have, so I must try whatever I can to succeed.

I cannot currently join the Army, because there is no immigration procedure that is realistically viable for someone who wants to serve America by defending it. My last chance lies with an appeal to the government, and as I believe my case is unique enough, I think that this wouldn't be a waste of their time. It is not a case that can be dealt with by the default system, as as I have argued, I believe that there is an oversight in the system.

In essence, I just wish for a little help of your help so that I can do all I can to help America myself."

Here is the contact information for the aforementioned:

(available upon request from Nathaniel at westudi@gmail.com)

Surely something can and should be done to help this man.  I urge you to do all that you can to help him, and I appreciate the time and efforts required for such help by you and your staff.  Please feel free to contact me if further information or help is required.

Your senator can be found here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

I apologize for such a long discourse, but I do feel strongly that every effort should be made for this man to realize his goal of U.S. citizenship so that he can fight on OUR behalf.  He may not be doing this for the praise, but there are few, if any, things more noble than willingly putting your life on the line for others.  Please help if you can.

Sincerely,
Nathaniel Harty

   Thank you, Nathaniel! I for one certainly wish you - and your friend - much success!


  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 03/14/08 - "WISHING YOU ALL AN EARLY HAPPY EASTER":

THE STORY OF EDITH BURNS...
 
Happy Easter!
 
Edith Burns was a wonderful Christian who lived in San Antonio, Texas. She was the patient of a doctor by the name of Will Phillips. Dr. Phillips was a gentle doctor who saw patients as people. His favorite patient was Edith Burns.
 
One morning he went to his office with a heavy heart and it was because of Edith Burns. When he walked into that waiting room, there sat Edith with her big black Bible in her lap earnestly talking to a young mother sitting beside her.
 
Edith Burns had a habit of introducing herself in this way: "Hello, my name is Edith Burns. Do you believe in Easter?" Then she would explain the meaning of Easter, and many times people would be saved.
 
Dr. Phillips walked into that office and there he saw the head nurse, Beverly. Beverly had first met Edith when she was taking her blood pressure. Edith began by saying, "My name is Edith Burns. Do you believe in Easter?"
 
Beverly said, "Why, yes I do."
 
Edith said, "Well, what do you believe about Easter?"
 
Beverly said, "Well, it's all about egg hunts, going to church, and dressing up."

Edith kept pressing her about the real meaning of Easter, and finally led her to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

 
Dr. Phillips said, "Beverly, don't call Edith into the office quite yet. I believe there is another delivery taking place in the waiting room.
 
After being called back in the doctor's office, Edith sat down and when she took a look at the doctor she said, "Dr. Will, why are you so sad? Are you reading your Bible? Are you praying?"
 
Dr. Phillips said gently, "Edith, I'm the doctor and you're the patient." With a heavy heart he said, "Your lab report came back and it says you have cancer, and Edith, you're not going to live very long."
 
Edith said, "Why, Will Phillips, shame on you. Why are you so sad? Do you think God makes mistakes? You have just told me I'm going to see my precious Lord Jesus, my husband, and my friends. You have just told me that I am going to celebrate Easter forever, and here you are having difficulty giving me my ticket!"
 
Dr. Phillips thought to himself, "What a magnificent woman this Edith Burns is!"
 
Edith continued coming to Dr. Phillips. Christmas came and the office was closed through January 3rd. On the day the office opened, Edith did not show up. Later that afternoon, Edith called Dr. Phillips and said she would have to be moving her story to the hospital and said, "Will, I'm very near home, so would you make sure that they put women in here next to me in my room who need to know about Easter."
 
Well, they did just that and women began to come in and share that room with Edith. Many women were saved. Everybody on that floor from staff to patients were so excited about Edith, that they started calling her Edith Easter; that is everyone except Phyllis Cross, the head nurse.
 
Phyllis made it plain that she wanted nothing to do with Edith because she was a "religious nut". She had been a nurse in an army hospital. She had seen it all and heard it all. She was the original G.I. Jane. She had been married three times, she was hard, cold, and did everything by the book.
 
One morning the two nurses who were to attend to Edith were sick.
 
Edith had the flu and Phyllis Cross had to go in and give her a shot. When she walked in, Edith had a big smile on her face and said, "Phyllis, God loves you and I love you, and I have been praying for you."
 
Phyllis Cross said, "Well, you can quit praying for me, it won't work. I'm not interested."
 
Edith said, "Well, I will pray and I have asked God not to let me go home until you come into the family."
 
Phyllis Cross said, "Then you will never die because that will never happen," and curtly walked out of the room.
 
Every day Phyllis Cross would walk into the room and Edith would say, "God loves you, Phyllis, and I love you, and I'm praying for you."
 
One day Phyllis Cross said she was literally drawn to Edith's room like a magnet would draw iron. She sat down on the bed and Edith said, "I'm so glad you have come, because God told me that today is your special day"
 
Phyllis Cross said, "Edith, you have asked everybody here the question, "Do you believe in Easter but you have never asked me."
 
Edith said, "Phyllis, I wanted to many times, but God told me to wait until you asked, and now that you have asked." Edith Burns took her Bible and shared with Phyllis Cross the Easter Story of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Edith said, "Phyllis, do you believe in Easter? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is alive and that He wants to live in your heart?"
 
Phyllis Cross said, "Oh, I want to believe that with all of my heart, and I do want Jesus in my life."

Right there, Phyllis Cross prayed and invited Jesus Christ into her heart. For the first time, Phyllis Cross did not walk out of a hospital room, she was carried out on the wings of angels.

 
Two days later, Phyllis Cross came in and Edith said, "Do you know what day it is?" Phyllis Cross said, "Why Edith, it's Good Friday."
 
Edith said, "Oh, no, for you every day is Easter. Happy Easter Phyllis!"
 
Two days later, on Easter Sunday, Phyllis Cross came into work, did some of her duties and then went down to the flower shop and got some Easter lilies because she wanted to go up to see Edith and give her some Easter lilies and wish her a Happy Easter.
 
When she walked into Edith's room, Edith was in bed. That big black Bible was on her lap. Her hands were in that Bible. There was a sweet smile on her face. When Phyllis Cross went to pick up Edith's hand, she realized Edith was dead. Her left hand was on John 14: "In my Father's house are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also." Her right hand was on Revelation 21:4, "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."
 
Phyllis Cross took one look at that dead body, and then lifted her face toward heaven, and with tears streaming down here cheeks, said, "Happy Easter, Edith - Happy Easter!"
 
Phyllis Cross left Edith's body, walked out of the room, and over to a table where two student nurses were sitting. She said, "My name is Phyllis Cross. Do you believe in Easter?"

   OOOH - Thanks, Renee, what a beautiful story!


     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/15/08 - "ST. PATTY'S DAY":

----- : "HELLO HELLOOOOOOOOO"
 

   Thanks, Janice!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/15/08 AND    From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/15/08 - "Awesome testimony from a sweet little lady - Must see":

Please watch this. I hope if I ever get in a situation like this I can be as brave as this little old lady.
She should be an inspiration to us all.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fDmp967UMds

   WOWZERONI - That's amazing! Thanks, Glenn - and Joyce!


        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of OH - 03/15/08 - "GITCHA MOMMA":

GITCHA MOMMA

A redneck family from the hills was visiting the city and they were in a mall for the first time in their lives. The father and son were strolling around while the wife shopped. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again.

The boy asked, "Paw, what's at?"

The father (never having seen an elevator) responded, "Son, I dunno. I ain't never seen anything like that in my entire life, I ain't got no idea'r what it is."

While the boy and his father were watching with amazement, a fat old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room.

The walls closed and the boy and his father watched the small circular number above the walls light up sequentially.

They continued to watch until it reached the last number and then the numbers began to light in the reverse order.

Then the walls opened up again and a gorgeous, voluptuous 24 year-old blonde woman stepped out.

The father, not taking his eyes off the young woman, said quietly to his son, "Boy.................go gitcha momma..............."

   Thanks, Brent!


  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen  of VA - 03/16/08 - "Ink Bottles, Thoughts on Friendship, and I Was There...":

I liked this and thought I would share it.
 
JA

http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=ZS43976949

Then click on one of the ink bottles and watch what happens just for you from me.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~

I've read many of these before, but NOT with these great pictures.  I had to share.

JA 

http://www.dobhran.com/greetings/GRfriend48.htm

~*~*~*~*~*~*~

I know you all will like this.

This is awesome !!!

http://www.passionup.com/fun/fun4528.htm?e=louiseungro@hotmail.com&f=froggiemad1@cox.net&h=bb08c6204ace9eec&mp=1&confirm=1 

   Thanks so much, Jerry and Judy!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/16/08 - "BEACON - 22 OCT 63 (Part One of Two)":

D
 

Friday, October 22, 1963 Friday, October 22, 1963 Friday, October 22, 1963 Friday, October 22, 1963
Page One - TOP Page One - BOTTOM Page Two - TOP Page Two - BOTTOM

   OH, SUPER GOODY - another new set! Thank you, Brown Eyes!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Beacons.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Beacons-63-64.html

   WOWZERONI!!! Didja catch that article in the second column on page one about the National Merit Scholarship Finalists? That's YOU, Domi (O'Brien - '64 - of NH)!!! I realized long ago that you were one of the National Smart People to whom Ernie used to refer so frequently on Sesame Street, but I had forgotten THAT tidbit! Brilliance always impresses me as nothing else can, and I'll admit - I'm impressed!


  From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 03/16/08 - "The Beacon":

Hi Carol,

Hope you are felling better.  I also want to thank you for adding the pictures to the Utah site and on my birthday too!

   Thanks, Phil! Ja, years from now, if my revisionist history plans succeed, no one will ever know that those updates didn't actually occur on your birthday as I had so carefully planned!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Park-City-UT.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/NNHS-Newsletters-2008.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/02-27-08-NNHS-A-Love-So-Beautiful.html

Please tell         that the Beacon excerpts are great.  They really bring back old memories.  The one of   Jane (Coltrain Leonard - '64 - of VA) and    Dennis (Holbrook - '64) (18 May 1946 - 23 Jan 2003) was especially good to see.  It brought back many good memories of the days!

Thanks again,

Phil

Phil Hammond

   That picture really pops off the page, doesn't it?? It has an eerie ageless appearance to it - as though it was only taken yesterday. I stared at it a good long while myself.

   Thanks again, Phil!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html 

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Beacons.html 

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Beacons-63-64.html 

   
Friday, October 4, 1963
Page Three - TOP


   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 03/16/08 - "RE: 03/12/08 - Red Is the Rose":

Thanks Carol.  Love it!!!!  Winking smiley emoticon

   Thank you, Ev, I'm glad you did!


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/17/08 - "I love your Irish music...":

There is a huge Irish Catholic population here and St. Patrick's is a BIG DEAL.  The Parade in Newport was on Saturday.  When the kids were growing up we never missed the parade.  I have Clancy and Makem and the Irish Rovers...also Tony Kenny...Gentle Annie is a beautiful song...also the Dutchman, so many that I cannot name them all...there is a saying that the Irish are only happy when they are sad!  I am actually of English, Norwegian and German descent but my heart is Italian and Irish!!!

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Jean!


REUNION ALERTS:

1.

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion for
Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering

CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/11/08:
nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1958.html


2. From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 03/16/08 - "1968 Reunion - NNHS":

Carol,

The Reunion Committee for the NNHS Class of 1968 is currently working on its 40 Year Reunion.  Plans are presently for the last weekend of September (26, 27, 28).  We plan a get-together on Friday evening, a Dinner-Dance for Saturday, and Brunch for Sunday.

Also, a tour of NNHS (now Huntington Hall) has already been set in motion for Saturday.  ANYONE who ever went to NNHS in any class is WELCOME to join us as we go "down memory lane".

Class members need to forward any new addresses to me ASAP at ENunnally@cox.net .

Thanks for all the GREAT work you do to keep NNHS "alive and kicking"!  What would we do without you!!!

Thanks,  Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68)

   SUPER-DE-DUPER!!! Thanks so much, Elizabeth! I've posted this announcement on the main page, about 1/3 of the way down:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/

   I'll be making you your own Reunion Page soon, Lady - especially if you'll tell me your class colors, flowers, motto, sponsors, etc.
   You know by now what a lovely case of OCD I have, doncha?!?


3.   From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 03/17/08:

Hi Carol..
 
I would like to post the following Class of 63 Reunion Save the Date notice on your wonderful website asap. Also, can it be a reoccurring item for awhile to allow maximum exposure?
 
Thanks your all of your hard work and commitment to the site.  Please plan to join us!
 
NNHS Class of 63 graduates.  SAVE THE DATE & mark your calendar for the weekend of October 17th, 18th & 19th to celebrate our 45-year class reunion. Location and details to follow.  Please provide your current email & mailing address to barbaralbarnes@verizon.net to receive YOUR reunion registration info. 
 
Thanks, Carol.  Please let me know if I need to do anything else and how long this announcement can remain on the site.
 
Regards,
bb

   DOUBLE SUPER-DE-DUPER!!! Thanks so much, Barbara! I've posted this announcement on the main page, also about 1/3 of the way down:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/ 

   I'll be updating your Reunion Page soon. Meanwhile, this will stay on the main page and be repeated in each Newsletter until - let's see, October 19.


PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape.

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"

3. My Friend Judy of IL -  shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08

4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

5.      Me ('65) of NC - recent escalation of shortness of breath, heart and blood pressure problems plus the usual .....; update of 03/12/08: not a great deal of change; still ups and downs

6.   Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA - gallbladder surgery on 03/12/08

7. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever

8. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08

9.         My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - slight brain concussion - 03/09/08 - update of 03/14/08: still taking it easy, but probably progressing as well as can be expected

10. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08

11.   Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008; update of 03/17/08: still needing our prayers

12.       Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08; update of 03/10/08: still being sedated while not on the ventilator, but made it for nine hours on 03/09/08; "holding his own"; update of 03/17/08: not much progress, but no regression, either

13. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA? - recovering from surgery on her ankle

14. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain; update of 03/13/08: "better, but still a bit away from 'good'"

15. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08; update of 03/13/08: "is doing very well.  She is taking some kind of cardio rehab therapy and she is feeling well enough that she has gone back to work.  She's only working 1/2 days..."

16.       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08

17. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!

18.   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - recent surgery on right knee

19.     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08

20. All of Us


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958



   Y'all have a good weekend - and take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Danny Boy

Words by Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929);
Music: The Londonderry Air

History: http://www.standingstones.com/dannyboy.html

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.


"Danny Boy" midi (at the suggestion of my #6 son, Dale Harty - American School, IL - '03 - of NC - 03/16/06)
courtesy of http://www.barefootsworld.net/midijamboree.html - 08/16/05
Thanks, Dale!

"Danny Boy" lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland/dannyboy.htm - 03/17/06

St. Patrick's Day Puppy Dog clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII - 03/16/07
Thanks, Herbie!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day title clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/StPatricks2.html - 03/14/08

Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.ireland-information.com/celticclipart/celticclipart.htm - 03/13/08

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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!

Fiddling Leprechaun clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/StPatricks.html - 03/17/06

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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