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04/11/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Holy Saturday

I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light. Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day. My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones. He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail. He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old. He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy. Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

 - Lamentations 3: 1-9 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We're getting better at celebrating this day here together every year...

BONUS - Palestrina's Lamentations



Many Christians in the United States observe Holy Saturday, which falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It commemorates the day when Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is also known as Easter Eve and is the last day of Lent.

Many Christians in the United States attend an Easter vigil service on Holy Saturday. They remember Holy Saturday as the day when Jesus lay in his tomb. An Easter candle is lit in some homes, particularly among families who cannot attend the Easter vigil services. Easter vigil prayers are also made on this day. Baptisms are held during some church services on Holy Saturday.

Many American families prepare for Easter Sunday celebrations on the Saturday before Easter. Children decorate eggs with paint, crayon, water colors, stickers and other material. These eggs are often placed in Easter baskets. Some people buy chocolate eggs to eat around this time of the year. Many people of Mexican descent who live in Los Angeles in California celebrate Holy Saturday with a colorful ceremony known as the Blessing of the Animals.

...Congregation members are sprinkled with blessed water in some churches in the United States. This blessed water symbolizes purification and baptism. Candles that are used for Easter vigil services represent the light of Jesus Christ, and that he brings light into darkness.



1.    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 04/10/20, @ 6:51 PM - "   Harry Covert ('57) of MD":
A full day in service to Brother Harry. His release from hospital was an ordeal due to delays I won’t specify. I had to get a jump start on the Murano. Harry’s Xray showed an abscess - like he needs that too, a tooth extraction scheduled Monday. Dr. Harvey Levy’s team with Dr. Patel was marvelous, gentle, understanding. Meds were a fiscal challenge, got him home, Nicholas my chauffeur, lived with the delays, I got Harry situated, bed and room squared away, meds taken and tuna on Italian bread with pickles, sent him to sleep. Will see him in the morning unless something intervenes.

    WOW! Thank you, Norm, we're still praying! Thank you for the update. Give Harry our love!  



   Happy Holy Saturday Birthday to   Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND  Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND   Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA!

   Happy Passover / Easter Birthday tomorrow to Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND  Richard Rawls ('71) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

13 -  Gil Hughes ('64);

14 -   Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;

15 -    George Helliesen ('61) of VA AND   Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA;

17 - David Jones ('57);

18 -    The late Monty Phillips ('62) (d. 15 Apr 2011) AND    Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!



April 11, 1941 - Germany bombers blitzed Coventry, England.

April 11, 1945 - U.S. troops reached the Elbe River in Germany.

April 11, 1945 - American forces liberated the
Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.

April 11, 1961 - Israel began the trial of
Adolf Eichmann, accused of World War II war crimes, in Jerusalem.

April 11, 1985 - The White House announced that President Reagan would visit the Nazi cemetery at Bitbur.



April 11, 1970 - Apollo 13 was launched.

April 11, 1970 - Ice hockey player and manager Trevor Linden was born Trevor John Linden in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

April 11, 1970 - Singer-songwriter and producer Delroy Pearson was born in Islington, London, England.

April 11, 1970 - Actress Cathy O'Donnell (b. Ann Steely on 06 July 1923 in Siluria, Shelby County, Alabama) died at the age of 46 in Los Angeles, California of a cancer-related cerebral hemorrhage following a long illness.

April 11, 1970 - Novelist and short story writer John O'Hara (b. John Henry O'Hara on 31 Jan 1905 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania) died in Princeton, New Jersey from cardiovascular disease at the age of 65.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/10/15:

“Desires dictate our priorities, priorities, shape our choices and choices determine our actions.”

- Dallin H. Oaks
(b. 12 Aug 1932)

   Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/11/18:

   Thank you, Joan!


  From Drusilla West Groce ('56) of VA AND  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/10/20:

   BRILLIANT! Thank you, Dru and Joyce!


From My Friend, Mariel, of NC - 04/10/15 - "No Problem?":

A Case Against The Phrase 'No Problem'

   Thanks very much, Mariel! This is a pet peeve of mine, too - for the very reason expressed here!


From  Karen Brown Sale ('68) of VA - 04/10/20:

    Thanks, Jean!


“Start three bars before something.”

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


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/19/20, 4:22 AM - "Beautiful Peacocks" (#11 in a Series of 15):

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

   OOH, GORGEOUS! Thank you, Shari!





Holy Saturday Recipes


From - 04/19/17:

Grandfather: Son, you've got your shoes on the wrong feet.

Grandson: But these are the only feet I have.

Grandfather: Fair enough.

Conversation between a guy and a salesperson during the new Tesla roadster drive test...

"Excuse me, sir, I see on the specs that the new Tesla roadster comes standard with a defibrillator?"

"Are you ready to hear the price?"

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/11/20

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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- Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 – 02 Feb 1594)

Stained Glass Window Image courtesy of - 04/21/14

Easter Egg Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/21/14

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

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!

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

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