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03/20/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Mean Earrach
(Pronounced Mun Eric)

“As the Earth prepares for Spring,
Wise women gather in circles to await the promise of new life
And to sing praises for the green earth.
And so do we, here now,
This year, and every year,

Welcome Imbolc.”


 - Jill Yarnall

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today is the first day of Spring! While this is in and of itself cause for celebration for all of us, some of us observe it more carefully than others.  For those of you just joining us (or who just really, really haven't been paying attention), I'll tell you that   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH is a Druid Priestess.  We here like to celebrate and educate (or at least take notice) of all our varied celebrations and observances like the Big Happy Family that we have become.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKthRw4KjEg - Vivaldi's Spring - Itzhak Perlman

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsikfCqiUUs - Etno Classic Band

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XhZh1BwXNc - Skateboarding Dog, Vivaldi's Spring Flavour


HOMEWORK:

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 03/18/08 (sic):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox
 
For some of us, this is the time Tre-fuilnguid Tre-eochair manifests
http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/celtic/ctexts/tara.html
 
whether he is a foreteller of Christianity, or the ancient god and patron of Vannin (Isle of Mann), Mannanan mac Lir, coming through the fogs and mists of March bearing green and telling of the season of fertility to come, is debatable.. but I've surely seen him!
 
Mean Earrach (Spring Equinox), Full Worm Moon, and Easter all run together this year (2008).
 
On Saturday here there will be a feast, and two of our members formally pledging to this path; if the three realms accept them, they will wear the copper bracelet, and study as the High Ones ordain.
 
There will be breads baked with intention Friday night, and salmon of wisdom, flesh and fowl, and fresh greens served on Saturday.  
 
May your spring omens be full of positive growth; may you gather with friends and family, and feast according to your own traditions; may you ever have food enough to share freely, and may the coming season show you the way to your heart's desire.
Domi

   Thanks for helping our understanding, Domi!


EXTRA CREDIT HOMEWORK:

http://vxnightingalexv.livejournal.com/14584.html - written by Domi's daughter,   Avens


HEALTH UPDATE:

POST-STROKE UPDATE on Bobby Johnson ('66 /'67) of VA: Bobby was sent to Riverside Rehab Center on 03/19/13 to start his recovery, and will be there for 4 to 6 weeks. His blood pressure is normal and he is expecting a complete recovery. He said to tell everyone thanks for the well wishes. If you would like to send him a card his address is: Bobby Johnson, 200 Lumar Road, Room 37 Bed A, Smithfield, VA 757-357-3282.


ANNOUNCEMENT:

        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/20/13, 4:46 PM - "     Dave Arnold's ('65) (12 Aug 1947 - 21 July 2012) Final Resting Place":

Carol,

Please post this in an upcoming newsletter.

Dave Arnold’s Ashes to be Distributed by Civil War Cannon at Fort Shenandoah on April 13th

My good friend, Dave Arnold (NNHS ’65), died tragically on 21 July 2012, as a result of an automobile accident. In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated.

It was also his wish that his ashes be distributed in the Shenandoah Valley. Dave loved "the Valley" (as he called it) of Virginia. He grew up in the Tidewater area, but his heart remained in the Valley area of Virginia. It is only fitting that his ashes should find their final home there.

It is also only fitting that his ashes should be distributed by being fired from his very own cannon, which he was having fabricated, so that he could more fully participate with the 1st Virginia, his skirmish group, which is a part of the North-South Skirmish Association.

His final wish will now be fulfilled, thanks to the efforts of his fellow Civil War skirmishers.

On April 13 at 12:00 noon, this ceremony will take place at Ft. Shenandoah at the primary range where the skirmish events are held. Attendees will enter and pass the range keeper's house, and there are signs to the main range.

All are welcome to attend. Dave would have been thrilled to have you watch his cannon being fired on the skirmish field. I can think of no greater way in which to honor his memory.

Fort Shenandoah is owned and operated by the North-South Skirmish Association and is located near Winchester VA.

You can learn more at their web site: http://www.n-ssa.org/

Directions are here: http://www.n-ssa.org/NATIONAL/maps.html

For GPS users, the street address is “480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester VA, 22603”.

   Oh, WOW! I had no idea! We wish we could make it ourselves, but I think the chances of that are infinitesimally small.....

  Thank you so much for letting me know, David!

April 13, 1861 American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrendered to Southern forces.
 


REMINDER:

     From Me ('65) of IL - 03/15/13 - "Upcoming Two-Week Hiatus - Plan 42":

   If all goes well,          Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) and I are planning to leave here Thursday night (March 21) to drive out to Missouri to pick up        our daughter, Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC) who will be completing her eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington.  She will be flying into St. Louis on Tuesday, March 26.

   We'll visit some with family in Missouri and Illinois, and at the moment we're thinking of returning home by Friday, April 5.

   My access to the internet will probably be non-existent during this time, so we will miss celebrating the First day of Passover, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, and the Last day of Passover together this year.

   If y'all could watch the obituaries on the Daily Press for those two weeks and send any relevant obituaries to me, I'd really appreciate it, as I doubt I'll be able to locate them upon my return.  Any volunteers??

   Thanks so much!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to     My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) of CO AND  Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND   Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA AND My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND        My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL AND     My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents) Jane Mansfield of MD!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 - A Beary Happy Birthday to   Olivia House Bricky ('65) of VA!

 

25 -   The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007)  AND    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND   Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA;

26 -    The late Gene Collins Glave ('60) (deceased 07/06/11)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.htm


THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 20, 1933 - Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler ordered the creation of Dachau Concentration Camp as Chief of Police of Munich and appointed Theodor Eicke as the camp commandant.

March 20, 1942 - General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, made his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he said: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Wednesday, March 20, 1963 - Tennis player Paul Annacone was born in Southampton, New York.

Wednesday, March 20, 1963 - Actress Anouk Grinberg was born in Uccle, Belgium,

Wednesday, March 20, 1963 - Athlete Yelena Romanova (Елена Николаевна Романова) was born Yelena Nikolaevna Romanova in Russia. She was found dead at age 43 in her flat in Volgorad on 28 Jan 2007. The cause of death has not yet been given.

Wednesday, March 20, 1963 - Actor David Thewlis was born David Wheeler in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

Wednesday, March 20, 1963 - Model, actress, entrepreneur, and designer Kathy Ireland was born Kathleen Marie Ireland in Glendale, California.

 Wednesday, March 20, 1963 - Actor Gregg Binkley was born in Topeka, Kansas.


    From Ray Barnes ('65) of VA to     Mr. James P. Wilson, Jr. of VA - 03/19/13:

Hello Mr. Wilson,

I wanted to drop you a line to tell you what wonderful memories I have of being involved with the mighty Marching Typhoons. I was in the color guard from 1962 to 1965, along with
 Joe Laws ('65) (d. 04 Oct 2003) and    Dennis Ivey ('65). I can almost see all of us practicing in that huge parking lot across from the stadium (next to Sears, wasn't it?). Who could forget our winning streak at the Winchester Apple Blossom Parade? I still believe that you were at your peak during that era, both physically and musically. You really motivated us. I bet more than a few members recall how one year the color guard had double timed the pace trying to keep up with the very fast band in front of us. Problem was: we outran our own band and ended up marching in review all by ourselves. I believe it was     Janice McCain ('65) who came up to us at the end, red-faced and pretty upset, wondering what the heck was wrong with us. The long bus rides and the the victory lap of the Luray Caverns were just great.

Thank you, Mr. Wilson, Ray Barnes NNHS class of '65

   Thank you, Ray! I forwarded your note to Stephanie Wilson Vassar so she could read it to her dad!


       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - currently serving an eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington - 03/19/13:

.....This is most likely my last email as a full time missionary. Pretty nuts....in 7 days I'll go back to being called Webby.

Ugh...I've been crying all day. Today was my last Temple trip as a missionary...everyday will be another "last" of something. Pft...

.....My mission is certainly ending on a good note. I can't say much else...I will most assuredly start bawling again. I do love all of you and await the time when I can see you all again.

Love,
Sister Harty

   As do we, Sister Webby, as do we!


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/19/13 - "ACTS 2:38 - CONCEALED/CARRY":

This is so funny!!!
I love compassionate Christian Seniors..

A woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services, when she was startled by an intruder.

She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled: 'Stop! Acts 2:38!' (Repent and be Baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins may be forgiven.)

The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar: 'Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you.'

'Scripture?' replied the burglar. 'She said she had an Ax and Two 38's!'

Send this to someone who needs a laugh today and remember. Knowing scripture can save your life - in more ways than one!

     Thanks, Billy!


From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 03/19/13 - "If You Haven't Grown Up...":

    Thank you, Tina! There's one less thing I have to worry about!
 
 


BONUS SPRING CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://crochet.about.com/od/freecrochetpatterns/tp/free-spring-crochet-patterns.htm - Spring Crochet Patterns - "Spring is a delightful time to be a crochet enthusiast; there's inspiration everywhere! If you'd like to work on a new springtime project, please help yourself to any of our free crochet patterns. The following list is a selection of patterns you might enjoy crocheting at this time of year."


BONUS SPRING RECIPES:

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/everyday-cooking/seasonal/spring/  - Spring Recipes - "Looking for springtime recipes? Allrecipes has more than 240 trusted spring recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 03/19/13:

A  teacher asked little Johnny if he knows his 1 to 10 well.

"Yes! Of course! My pop taught me...even more than 10."

"Good. What comes after three?”

"Four," answers the boy.

"What comes after six?"

"Seven."

"Very good," says the teacher. "Your um...dad did a good job. Now...so what comes after...let's say ten?"

"A jack."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, April 4, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 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. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/17/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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


Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring) - First Movement

- Antonio Vivaldi
(04 Mar 1678 - 28 July 1741)


Vivaldi's "Spring" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/missionpraise_scotland/vivaldi-spring.mid - 03/19/08

Image of British artist William Worthington's Painting, "The Druid" courtesy of http://www.mythinglinks.org/ct~trees.html - 03/19/08

Celtic Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 10/05/05

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

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

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!

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

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

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

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of http://www.resourcesforbears.com/CLIPART/pix/bearb.gif - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)

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

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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

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