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03/20/15 - 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 UPDATES:

1.   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64), Husband of         My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA, was supposed to have begun undergoing chemo for esophageal cancer on Tuesday, March 17, but he required more testing first. Now the chemo is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 23. Combined treatments are estimated to last for five more months.

2.         My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC had another   squamous cell carcinoma removed from his face, also on Tuesday, March 17. This time it was not so deep nor so close to his eye that it required hospitalization, as before. Our dermatologist, the delightful    Dr. Manfred S. Rothstein, was able to    remove it cryogenically in his office as my sister      Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC, the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, and I watched. The prognosis is excellent; he'll return again on May 19 to have it checked.

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to       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!

   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 TX!

   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 -   Charlie Hilling ('56) of FL AND a Beary Happy Birthday to   Olivia House Brickey ('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);

27 - Linda Williams Snelling ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


200 YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 20, 1815 - After escaping from Elba, Napoleon entered Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.


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 1965:

Saturday, March 20, 1965 - Historian and author William Dalrymple was born William Hamilton-Dalrymple in Scotland.

Saturday, March 20, 1965 - Guitarist Adrian Oxaal (James and Sharkboy) was born in California.

Saturday, March 20, 1965 - Long jumper Daniel Frank (b. 1882 in America) died in America.


From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 03/19/15:

“It is truly good to ... hear the word of the Lord, and it is truly a good thing to believe in it, but it is still better to practice it.”

- Wilford Woodruff
(01 Mar 1807 - 02 Sept 1898)

   Thanks so much, Daniel!


From My Friend, Kristi, of NC - 03/19/15:

   EXACTLY! Thanks, Kristi!
 
 


From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA - 03/19/15:

  AMEN! Thanks, LaMerle!
 
 


“Thank you for your cooperation and vice versa.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar
1985)


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/24/15 - "Taken At Just The Right Moment" (#8 in a Series of 31):
 
  February was a stressful month for many of us… take the time to relax and check out these!

     Thank you, Dearest Judy!

 
 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/16/15 - "Some very funny, some thought provoking - surely Worth a Look" (#2 in a Series of 28):
 
  GOOD ONE! Thanks, Dearest Judy!
 
 


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 http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/19/15:

These are from a book called Disorder in the Court, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters - who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July 15th.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.


Q: How old is your son, the one living with you?
A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
Q: How long has he lived with you?
A: Forty-five years.


Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that morning?
A: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Q: And why did that upset you?
A: My name is Susan.


Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
A: By death.


Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.


Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for breathing?
A: No.
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
A: No.
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 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:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/20/15

BLOG:

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



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

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
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910-584-8802
 


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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

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!

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

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!!

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!

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

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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