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03/20/20 - 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,

   Yesterday 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 - Vivaldi's Spring - Itzhak Perlman

BONUS #2 - Vivaldi's Spring - Etno Classic Band

BONUS #3 - Vivaldi's Spring Flavour - Skateboarding Dog


HOMEWORK:

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

 
For some of us, this is the time Tre-fuilnguid Tre-eochair manifests
 
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:

1.    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 03/19/20, 12:09 PM - "   Harry Covert ('57) of MD":
 
Brother Harry had a good session with the nephrology/hypertension doctor this morning. Finally a doctor addressing his low BP. Johns Hopkins docs and others have scoffed at the notion of his blood pressure and related dizziness issues, plus potassium retention in kidneys. She listened, stopped three meds and predicted a better quality of life in the coming days. Meds are sometimes two-edged swords. Optimistic.

    GOOD TO HEAR! Thank you, Norm - keep us posted!  


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday 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 NC 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)(d. 06 July 2011);

27 - Linda Williams Snelling ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


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 1970:

March 20, 1970 - Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Edoardo Ballerini was born in Los Angeles, California.

March 20, 1970 - Paralympic table tennis player Josephine Medina was born  Josephine Rebeta Medina in the Philippines.

March 20, 1970 - Academic, public speaker, and social justice activist sj Miller was born in the USA.

March 20, 1970 - Actor, podcast host, and director Michael Rapaport was born Michael David Rapaport in New York City, New York.


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)

     Thank you, Daniel!


 


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/20/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 03/18/20, 9:22 AM:

     SCARY SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Jane!
 
 


“Thank you for your cooperation and vice versa.”

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


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

  ~ I hope these pictures make you smile. ~

   BAH-HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Shari!
 
 



BONUS SPRING CROCHET PATTERNS:

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 KNIT PATTERNS:
Spring Knitting Patterns - "Get ready for the sunny days of spring with this collection of seasonal spring knitting patterns."


BONUS SPRING RECIPES:

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 - 03/19/18:

I’ve decided I’ll never get down to my original weight and I’m okay with that...

After all, 6 lbs., 11 oz. is just not realistic.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

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:

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

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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

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

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (ailto:nnhs65@gmail.com">nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

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

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!

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 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)

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

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket - 05/23/16

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