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04/04/20 - NNHS Newsletter - April Come She Will

“Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;”

Geoffrey Chaucer

(c. 1343 – 25 Oct 1400?)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    April, I suppose, is like everything else - it just does what it will when it will.....

BONUS - April Come She Will - Simon and Garfunkel


1.    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 04/03/20, 8:01 PM - "   Harry Covert ('57) of MD":
Brother Harry needs our prayers tonight and tomorrow. I am concerned, but trusting in The Lord for healing, comfort.

    YIKES! Thank you, Norm, we'll redouble our efforts! Give Harry our love, and keep us in the loop, please!  


From Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA - 04/01/20, 12:57 PM - "55-Year Class Reunion for the Class of 1965":

March 31, 2020

Dear Classmates,

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, it is necessary to cancel our 55-Year Class Reunion.

We plan on rescheduling this event in the fall. We will keep you posted.

I heard this quote today which seemed so appropriate for the time,“What you focus on, you create more of,” so instead of focusing on the negative, find positive ways of dealing with the anxiety created by this virus, that we are all experiencing, and stay safe. Hope to see everyone in the fall.

Your Reunion Committee

   QUITE UNDERSTANDABLE! Thank you so much, Lynn!


   Happy Birthday this week to:

 06 Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);

07 -  Marc Snyder ('65) of NC;

09 - Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA;

10 -   The late Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) (d. 07 Sept 2016) AND   Skip Wood ('65) of NC;

11 -   Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND  Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND   Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA!!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 04, 1944 - The first bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces killed 3000 civilians.

April 04, 1945 - American troops liberated Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.

April 04, 1945 - American troops captured Kassel.

April 04, 1945 - Soviet troops liberated Hungary from German occupation and occupied the country itself.


April 04, 1970 - Footballer and manager Georgios Amanatidis (Γεώργιος Αμανατίδης) was born in Mesopotamia, West Macedonia, Greece.

April 04, 1970 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Greg Garcia was born Gregory Thomas Garcia in Arlington County, Virginia.

April 04, 1970 - Actor and producer Barry Pepper was born  Barry Robert Pepper in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada.

April 04, 1970 - Tennis player Jason Stoltenberg was born in Narrabri, Australia.

April 04, 1970 - Singer-songwriter and actor Josh Todd was born Joshua Todd Gruber in Los Angeles, California.

April 04, 1970 - High jumper Yelena Yelesina was born Yelena Borisovna Yelesina (Елена Борисовна Елесина) in Russia.

“The great thing about the gospel is we get credit for trying, even if we don't always succeed.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland, April 03, 2016
(b. 03 Dec

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/04/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 04/02/19, 6:59 PM:

   OOH! Thank you, Alice!

  From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 04/02/18:


YOWZERS! Thank you, Mary!


From My Friend, Tina, of PA - 04/02/19, 12:46 PM:

   Thanks, Tina!

From - 03/25/13 - "How to Create 'Quiet Time' ":

Quiet, Please...

By Carol Look

When was the last time you were quiet enough to really feel your pulse, to notice the rhythm of your body, and hear your heart's messages?
For most of us, it's been a long time, much longer in fact than is good for us. And as a result of not being quiet enough to pay attention to our inner world, we lose touch with the inner messages, both simple and profound, about what decisions are really good for our lives.
Unfortunately, the excuses for not taking the time to be quiet are many. Personally, my primary excuse is that I have too much to do... I'm too busy, there's too much on my plate. But I have recently made a new commitment (I had to re-commit to this one!) to take the time every day to stop, be quiet, and listen to my inner voice.
Which excuses do you use? Below are some typical "yes, buts that I and my workshop participants use to avoid or "forget" to be quiet during the day:

(1) I'm too busy to take time to be quiet, I can't afford the extra time.
Actually, you can't afford *not* to take the extra time. It will save you so much time later if you are still and quiet for a few minutes a day and if you listen to what is right for you.

(2) I don't know how to really be quiet and make it useful.
This is a common complaint - we weren't taught how to make "being quiet" useful for us, so we don't know "how" to be quiet and improve our lives. Sometimes we just need to practice being quiet, and notice the benefits later. In other words, be quiet every day, and don't focus on "usefulness" yet.

(3) It doesn't feel safe to be quiet, I don't like what I hear.
This is a wonderful "tappable" issue of course with EFT, because it means that at least one time in your life, when you were quiet, you were very uncomfortable with the "messages" you received. Tapping on this fear of not being safe will move you forward dramatically.

(4) I get bored being quiet. I need to be doing something more "productive."

Yes, this represents our societal value system to be "productive." If we could only realize how "productive" we could be by being quiet and still in our lives. Getting bored? No worries, that's a "tappable" issue as well.

(5) What's the point of being quiet -- I don't see the value.

There are so many "points" of being quiet, the main one being that it's good for your body and soul. Isn't that valuable enough?

(6) It seems like a waste of time, I don't expect it to help me be more successful in my business.

Again, this reflects the hurrying mode we are all in... so we feel compelled not to "waste" any time, and need every minute to be "productive" for our businesses. Nothing could be further from the truth - slowing down and being still and quiet couldn't be a better use of your time, regardless of the business you own.
What if we could actually feel inspired to take time to be quiet and listen to our heart every day?
What if we could start to look forward to these "quiet times" in our day, to cherish and protect these times of stillness and self-reflection.
What if we committed to ourselves that we would take a few minutes every day to listen to our heart... I wonder how much would improve in our lives...
Why aren't you already taking time to be still and quiet every day to listen and respect what your heart is telling you?
In spite of my sporadic commitment to "being quiet" -- I really have found so many benefits of being quiet and listening to my heart's wisdom. Here is my "top ten" list of benefits of being quiet and listening to what's going on inside...

(1) Being quiet allows you to access your heart's wisdom.
We all have incredible wisdom available to us, but we can't access what we don't take time to hear.

(2) Being quiet slows down your racing energy from the tasks of the day.
We all need a rest, a break from the high intensity pace we move at during the day.

(3) Being quiet actually helps you solve the problems that are taking up so much of your energy.
If we don't listen to our inner wisdom, we can't solve the problems of our lives.

(4) Allowing yourself time to be quiet slows down your reactivity... helps you be more measured when there are crisis situations.

Wouldn't it be nice to be less reactive in your life? Wouldn't it be a relief to be more useful in a crisis situation?

(5) Taking time to be still and quiet gets your body's rhythms back in sync... you'll feel more calm, centered and strong.

Stress from all parts of our lives creates tension and we tend to override the messages we should be paying attention to. Taking the time to be still and quiet slows this process down so you can feel more centered physically and emotionally.

(6) Taking time to be quiet and listen to your internal wisdom raises your vibration immediately.

Remember, that's the name of the game -- we want to find new ways to raise our vibration so the Universe "notices" that we are joyful and can interpret what we want.

(7) Being quiet allows you to be able to access your creative voice which is good for your business and personal life.

I love being creative because it helps me personally and professionally. When I take the time to be quiet, I seem to "hear" better ideas, execute them more elegantly, and overall, feel more peaceful about my life.

(8) Being quiet helps you focus on what you do want, not what you don't want.

Sometimes in the busy day, we are more focused on what we are trying to fix rather than on what we want to manifest. Being quiet helps us remember what we do want.

(9) Allowing yourself time to be quiet gives you emotional relief from the daily static and stress of your life.

Any time we are adding "relief" to our day, we are raising our vibration and allowing ourselves to manifest more abundance.

(10) Being quiet... is, well, quiet and restful, and being quiet and restful is good for all the systems in your body and your mind.

When you take care of your immune system, your body/mind connection and the balance in your life, you will be more successful in every part of your life.
The important question is: Are you worth it?

This "habit" of taking time to be quiet should be right up there with sleeping and brushing your teeth... so why isn't it on your daily schedule?

About the Author:

Carol Look, the Official Guide to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), is a success and abundance coach in the energy psychology field. Her specialty is inspiring clients to attract abundance into their lives by using EFT and the Law of Attraction to clear limiting beliefs, release resistance and build "prosperity consciousness." Before becoming an EFT Master, Carol was trained as a Clinical Social Worker and earned her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy.

“It is not as difficult as I thought it was, but it is harder than it is.”

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/20/20, 3:03 PM - "Real Easter Bunnies" (#13-15 in a Series of 21):

  Wishing you a beautiful and healthy Easter season.

   AWW! Thank you, Shari!


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/19/20, 4:22 AM - "Beautiful Peacocks" (#4 in a Series of 15):

Here are some beautiful sights, especially for those feeling trapped and or isolated. 

   OOH, GORGEOUS! Thank you, Shari!



Rachel Choi's Super Fluffy Bath Puff - "There isn’t a store bought bath puff that can compare to my super fluffy version." AND Dishcloth - "I always wondered what the big hype about crocheted dishcloths was and now I know!"


April Knit Patterns - "With this group of free knitting patterns, we're covering a few of your favorites from April. From decorative afghans (for babies and adults), to colorful scarves that are fit for a fun day out in the summer sunshine, this article has a pattern for everyone to enjoy and make. As you read through this list of popular patterns chosen by our readers, make sure to bookmark it for easy access. This collection of patterns features designs that you'll want to return to for inspiration. Whether you're looking for easy homemade baby shower gifts, Father's Day gifts, or new hat patterns for the fall, you'll find ideas in this collection!"



From - 04/03/19:

The internet connection at my farm is really sketchy...

So I moved the modem to the barn.

Now I have stable WiFi!


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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/04/20

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

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April Come She Will

Words and Music by
Paul Simon (b. 13 Oct 1941) and Art Garfunkel (b. 05 Nov 1941)

Recorded by Simon and Garfunkel, 1965

April come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain;
May, she will stay,
Resting in my arms again

June, she'll change her tune,
In restless walks she'll prowl the night;
July, she will fly
And give no warning to her flight.

August, die she must,
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold;
September I'll remember.
A love once new has now grown old.

"April Come She Will" midi courtesy of - 04/03/08
at the suggestion of Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 04/03/08
Thanks, Chris!

"April Come She Will" lyrics courtesy
of - 04/03/08

Tapestry Depicting Chaucer Canterbury Tales which hangs in St. Bartholomew's Church, Failand,
 courtesy of - 04/03/08

 Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files for a number of years...

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!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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

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

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