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04/20/19 - 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 don't seem to manage to celebrate this day here together every year as we should...

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.



   Happy Easter Birthday tomorrow to  Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND   From My #2 Son, Brent Harty ( Hillsboro HS, IL - Boy with Best Personality in the Class of 1990) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND    Gene Shelton ('64) of VA;

23 -  Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND   My Grandson, Chris Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Overhills HS, NC - '19) of NC;

25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) of Northern VA AND  Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX;

26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND the late Linda Decell Sorrell ('63) (d. 08/13/14) AND  Leslie Decell ('63) of VA AND Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND Vicki Bonday Goodhart ('63) of VA AND  Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR;

27 -   Bill Campbell ('54) of VA AND Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) of VA AND Barbara Jones ('54)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



April 20, 1939 - Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday was celebrated as a national holiday in Nazi Germany.

April 20, 1945 - US troops captured Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.

April 20, 1945 - Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler made his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.

April 20, 1945 - Twenty Jewish children used in medical experiments at Neuengamme were killed in the basement of the Bullenhuser Damm school.


April 20, 1969 - Skydiver and BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner was born a twin in Salzburg, Austria.

April 20, 1969 - The 45th Premier of Tasmania, Will Hodgman, was born William Edward Felix Hodgman in Tasmania.

April 20, 1969 - War criminal and Porajmos perpetrator Vjekoslav Luburić (b. 06 Mar 1914 in Humac, Ljubuški, Austria-Hungary) was found murdered in his home in Carcaixent, Spain. He was 55.  

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/19/15:

There is no conflict between science and religion. Conflict only arises from an incomplete knowledge of either science or religion, or both.

- Russell M. Nelson, M.D.
(b. 09 Sept 1924)

  Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/20/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

From Diane Sandler Marcus Marks ('69) of MD - 04/19/19, 9:32 AM:

  To all my family and friends this holiday season!

    Thank you, Diane! Happy Passover to you!  


 From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 04/19/19, 8:15 PM - "Your Lent e-Devotional is here!":

I thought this was one of the best LENT produced from one of our Palms Presbyterian Church ministers this week. I hope you see the significance.

Phil Hammond


Lent 2019

April 19, 2019
By Rev. Dr. Holly Inglis


John 20:1-1-2

The Resurrection of Jesus

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 
While it was still dark.
While it was still night.
While she could not see.
While she thought death held sway.
While she grieved.
While she wept.
While it was still dark, resurrection began.           
© Jan Richardson from Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons

Mary Magdalene comes to the tomb while it is still dark – the wee hours of the morning. Perhaps she was unable to sleep. Perhaps her grief at the death of Jesus was so great that she was compelled to go to his final resting place. Even in the early morning shadows, she was able to see that the massive stone had been moved. Rather than waiting until the light of day could illumine the situation, she runs back to Simon Peter and John and makes a declarative judgment that “they” have taken Jesus and “we” don’t know where.

While it was still dark, while Mary Magdalene was not able to see clearly, resurrection had begun but she couldn’t see it. In the darkest moments of our life, we are often unable to see clearly. In the midst of grief, loss, depression, sorrow, pain, we can lose our ability to focus, to reflect on ourselves and on our situation. We are prone to project our anxiety and our emotions onto others. “They” become our focus. We lose sight of hope.

I have great sympathy for Mary Magdalene. In the darker moments of life, I too can lose sight of the possibility of new life. I can become anxious and fixated on the negative, even when resurrection is right in front of me. It’s so easy to miss that God has already been at work…even in my darkest night.

Prayer: Re-kindle the light of hope within my heart, O God. Amen.

   Thank you so much, Phil!


 From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/19/19:

  What a piece of preciousness!!

     AWW! Thank you, Joyce! I do so love cute little baby bunny rabbits!



“It has no rhythm, but it will because it's so much faster.”

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/19/19, 10:31 AM - "Flowers (#20 in a Series of 21)":

Happy Spring!

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."
~ Luther Burbank

   OOH, PRETTY! 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.

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 -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, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/19/18

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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- 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

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 - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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!

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

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

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