lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

The Child Health Site   Provide free mammograms!   The Hunger Site    
05/05/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Ascension Day

“And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud
received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up,
behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee,
why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven

- Acts 1: 9-11 (King James Version)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is a Christian holiday (though not necessarily observed by all Christians), celebrated on the 40th day after Easter Sunday. It marks the day when Jesus Christ ascended up into Heaven, 40 days after His resurrection from the dead. We are celebrating it together here today as the big Typhoon family that we are.

BONUS - - Ascension Day explained with LEGO



   Happy Birthday today to Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND    Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL AND     Van Rowell ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);

08 -   Frank Gibson ('63) of VA;

09 -   Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA;

10 - The late    Mrs. Helen Hardy Shelton (deceased 19 Mar 2011) AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57) AND My Cousin, the late     Clarke Booth (Wakefield HS - '57) (deceased 30 Aug 2015);

12 -  Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

May 05, 1866 - According to Yankees, Memorial Day was first celebrated in the United States at Waterloo, New York.


May 05, 1936 - Italian troops occupied Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

May 05, 1940 - Norwegian refugees formed a government-in-exile in London.

May 05, 1940 - Norwegian Campaign – Norwegian squads in Hegra Fortress and Vinjesvingen capitulated to the Nazis after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.

May 05, 1941 - Emperor Haile Selassie returned to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorated the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.

May 05, 1944 - German troops executed 216 civilians in the village of Kleisoura in Greece.

May 05, 1945 - Canadian and UK troops liberated the Netherlands and Denmark from Nazi occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulated.

May 05, 1945 - The Prague Uprising began as an attempt by the Czech resistance to free the city from Nazi occupation.

May 05, 1946 - The International Military Tribunal for the Far East began in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.


Thursday, May 05, 1966 - Drummer (Megadeth, Eidolon, and Act of Defiance) Shawn Drover was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Thursday, May 05, 1966 - The 46th Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Sergei Stanishev, was born Sergei Dmitrievich Stanishev (Сергей Дмитриевич Станишев) in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

Thursday, May 05, 1966 - Screenwriter and producer Josh Weinstein was born in Washington, D.C..

“We are not defined by the things that make us separate and distinct but by the moments we share and the memories we make, and we're shaped by the hands we hold in ours, and cherish, and gently let go.”

- Jennifer Worth
(25 Sept 1935 - 31 May 2011)

    From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of TX - 05/01/16 - "After Church Today":

     OOH! Thank you, Laura! Y'all ALL look gorgeous!
Sunday, May 01, 2016 - El Paso, TX
Laura and Brent Laura and Alexandria

        From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 05/04/16:

  Thanks, Jerry! Fortunately for me, I DID!

“Yes, the mutes are already on. You took them off in the beginning.

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

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/29/16 - "Photos Without Words" (#5 in a Series of 30):

  Sometimes Photos Need No Words

     INDEED! Thanks, Haul Party!


BONUS OLD FRIENDS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - Pansy Doily - "This pansy doily was originally published in the 1940s..." - Remember this old friend? - Teddy Bears - "... Teddy is a lifetime friend!..."  - Not free, but $5.00

BONUS ASCENSION DAY PICNIC IDEA SUGGESTIONS: - Feast of the Ascension - "...What would the menu for an Ascension picnic include? There is not a set menu, but it is traditional to eat a bird of some sort (pigeon, pheasant, duck) since Jesus "flew" to heaven. In our culture chicken or turkey might be more common and available even though they are not know for their flight abilities. Also any fruits as they represent Christ, the first fruit of all men. The Italians specifically brought beans and grapes to church on the feast of the Ascension. The grapes and beans were supposed to be used as a feast for the dead in heaven..."

From - 05/04/16:

Our pastor, an avid golfer, was once taking part in a local tournament. As he was preparing to tee off, the organizer of the tournament approached him and pointed to the dark, threatening storm clouds, which were gathering around.

"Preacher," the organizer said, "I trust you'll see to it that the weather won't turn bad on us?"

Our pastor shook his head. "Sorry," he replied. "I'm sales, not management!"


1. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/03/16

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


1. Visit the main page (, scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (;

2. Go to, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    

O Christ, Thou Hast Ascended

Music - Greenland

Words by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr., 1872
(25 Jan 1825 -16 May 1906)

O Christ, thou hast ascended
triumphantly on high,
by cherub guards attended
and armies of the sky:
let earth tell forth the story:
our very flesh and bone,
Emmanuel, in glory,
ascends his Father's throne.

Heaven's gates unfold above thee,
but canst thou, Lord, forget
the little band who love thee
and gaze from Olivet?
Nay, on thy breast engraven
thou bearest every name,
our Priest in earth and heaven
eternally the same.

There, there thou standest pleading
the virtue of thy blood,
for sinners interceding,
our Advocate with God;
and every changeful fashion
of our brief joys and cares
finds thought in thy compassion
and echo in thy prayers.

O for the priceless merit
of thy redeeming cross!
Vouchsafe thy sevenfold Spirit
and turn to gain our loss;
till we by strong endeavor
in heart and mind ascend,
and dwell with thee for ever
in glories without end.

"O Christ, Thou Hast Ascended" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 05/21/09

Image of Ascension Painting courtesy of - 05/21/09

Grey Track clip art courtesy of - 05/21/09

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2016

Return to NNHS Class of 1965