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03/17/20 - 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!

   There must be hundreds of versions of this beautiful song available. As my holiday 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 - Danny Boy - Charlotte Church, 1999
BONUS #2 - Danny Boy - The Muppets
BONUS #3 - Danny Boy - Andy Williams
BONUS #4 - Danny Boy - Liam McNally (age fourteen)
BONUS #5 - Danny Boy - Eva Cassidy
BONUS #6 - Danny Boy - Michael Londra - with breathtaking scenes of Ireland!
BONUS #7 - Danny Boy - Celtic Woman



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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  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!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

21 - Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND     My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of NC AND   My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents) Jane Mansfield of TX;

22 -   Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA;

23 -  Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND   Mary Beth Sawyer ('63) AND Richard Marshall ('66) of VA;

24 -  Charlie Hilling ('56) of FL AND A Beary Happy Birthday to   Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 17, 1939 - Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and Japan began.

March 17, 1942 - Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lviv Ghetto were gassed at the Belzec death camp in eastern Poland.

March 17, 1945 - The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapsed, ten days after its capture.


March 17, 1970 - It was St. Patrick's Day then, too! 

March 17, 1970 - Ice hockey player Patrick Lebeau was born Patrick Mikael Lebeau in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada.

March 17, 1970 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Gene Ween was born Aaron Freeman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/16/20:

“As we face this worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, we are all washing our hands a lot. The best practice for hand washing is to spend plenty of time washing with water and soap. Similarly, the simplest protection from spiritual viruses in our lives comes from plenty of time with the Living Water, our Savior Jesus Christ, and from the soap of repentance. May I invite you, each time you wash your hands in the coming days and weeks, to consider what the Savior has done for you and how you can be better.”

- Dale G. Renlund, March 12, 2020
(b. 13 Nov 1952)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/17/20:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 03/17/20, @ 6:45 AM:
  Happy St. Patty's Day, everyone, and may the luck of the Irish be with all of us.

So, where can I get a good green beer with all the bars closed today? Guess I'll just have to make my own.

Have you own celebration, for if this old Scotsman can celebrate this day, shame on you if you don't. Be safe out there.

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


    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 03/14/19, 7:26 PM AND 03/16/20, @ 7:17 AM:

      Thank you so much, Santa Jim, both for the blessing and the valuable information! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!  



From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/17/19, 9:03 AM:


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



From Cathy Richardson Baab ('68) of VA - 03/15/18:

   Thank you so much, Cathy! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!  

From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 03/17/20, @ 6:30 AM:


Happy St. Patrick's Day

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



  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 03/17/20, 8:58 AM:



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



From My Friend, Ann, of MO - 03/17/20, @ 4:30 AM:


Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

   INDUBITABLY!  Thanks, Ann! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!  


From My Friend, Tina, of PA - 03/16/18:

     INDEED! Thanks, Tina!

“Our comedies are not to be laughed at.”

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:32 AM - "Saint Patrick's Day" (#17 in a Series of 17):

  Wishing you all a happy Saint Patrick's Day.

Don't forget to wear

   OOH! Thank you for all these delights, Shari!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!  


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:12 AM - "Funny Dogs" (#17 in a Series of 22):

  ~ I hope these pictures make you smile. ~

   BAH-HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Shari!


St. Patrick's Day Crochet Patterns ~ Shamrock Patterns Galore! - "I don’t know what it is about St Patrick’s Day. But what a fun holiday! Here are my favorite St Patrick’s Day Crochet projects including some adorable crochet shamrock patterns too!"


Irish Moss Stitch - "This Irish Moss Knit Stitch Pattern is just so pretty!  It is a variation of the Seed Stitch, and has a really great texture… it’s nice and squishy, too!"


Mr. Food's Cranberry Irish Soda Bread - "This berry easy homemade bread is a cinch to make! And whether or not you're Irish, the fruity flavor of cranberries bursting from this bread will make it a favorite standard in your house. Oh - right after it cools, make sure to wrap and hide it well so a leprechaun won't eat it all up!"

Mr. Food's Spuds 'n' Spinach Soup - "There is nothing better than a pot of homemade soup, and this one is no exception. It's highlighted by chunks of tender potatoes and vitamin-packed spinach."

Mr. Food's Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage - "We're never too short on time when we have a slow cooker to turn to in our kitchen. This version of Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage literally cooks itself, and we come home to one of our favorite Irish dishes."


From - 03/16/19:

A policeman stopped a speeding car and told the woman driver, "When I saw you driving down the road, I thought to myself, 'sixty-five at least.'”

"SIXTY-FIVE!" shrieked the woman.

"Yes, sixty-five."

"I don’t think that is quite fair. I think this hat makes me look older."


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 -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.

3. Friday, May 15, 2020 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Burger Theory Restaurant in the Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Boulevard, Newport News. CONTACT:

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/08/20

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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Danny Boy

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


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 MA - 03/16/06)
courtesy of - 08/16/05
Thanks, Dale!

"Danny Boy" lyrics courtesy of - 03/17/06

Animated St. Patrick's Day Elf clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/16/10
Thanks, Shari!

Animated St. Patrick's Day Title clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/15/10
Thanks, Shari!

Small Shamrock Button plucked from Small Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/10/09

Animated Shamrock 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!

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

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)

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!

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

Animated Scottish Piper courtesy of - 03/17/18

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

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