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05/26/17 - NNHS Newsletter - John Wayne's 110th Birthday

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean.
It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.”

“I never have really become accustomed to the 'John.' Nobody ever really calls me John... I've always been Duke
or Marion or John Wayne. It's a name that goes well together, and it's like one word - John Wayne.”

- John Wayne
(26 May 1907 - 11 June 1979)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's always a good thing to remember John Wayne.

BONUS #1 - - John Wayne - Introduction to Gunsmoke, 1955

BONUS #2 - - John Wayne IS The Last Shootist, 1975

BONUS #3 - - John Wayne - America: Why I Love Her

BONUS #4 - - John Wayne's 100th Birthday Celebration at the Newport Beach Film Festival, 2007



   Happy Birthday today to  Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -  Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND  Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;

30 -  Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND  Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA;

31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND  JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND  Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND   Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72);

01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;

02 -      Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA AND AND   Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA AND  Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 26, AD 17 - Germanicus returned to Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrated a triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti and other German tribes west of the Elbe.


May 26, 1940 - U.S. President Roosevelt made a radio appeal to the Red Cross due to the dire straits of Belgian and French civilians.

May 26, 1940 - Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces began a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France. The evacuation was known as Operation Dynamo.

May 26, 1940 - The Siege of Calais ended with the surrender of the British and French garrison.

May 26, 1942 - The Battle of Bir Hakeim (also known as the Battle of Gazala) began.

May 26, 1952 - The borders between East and West Germany and between East Germany and West Berlin were closed. The border between East and West Berlin remained open. 


May 26, 1917 - Several powerful tornadoes ripped through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon, killing 101 people and injuring 689.


Friday, May 26, 1967 - Milliner, hat designer Philip Treacy was born in Ahascragh, County Galway, Ireland.

Friday, May 26, 1967 - Journalist Mika Yamamoto was born in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. On 20 Aug 2012 at the age of 45, she was killed in Aleppo, Syria.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/23/15:

“What matters most is what lasts longest.

- M. Russell Ballard
(b. 08 Oct 1928)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 05/22/17:


Thank you, Catherine! I like this!



From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/25/17 - "Seven Keys to Life":


 Thank you so much, Susan!


“Serkin was so sick he almost died for three days.

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

BONUS JOHN WAYNE CROCHET PATTERN: - John Wayne Graph Pattern - not free, but $9.99

BONUS JOHN WAYNE RECIPES: - John Wayne's Casserole Recipe - "This recipe was contributed by the American actor John Wayne in his last year, 1979, to a cookbook raising money for cancer. There has since emerged another casserole named 'John Wayne', but this is the original recipe, without beef in it. (See encyclopedia page on the casserole for the history of both versions.)" - John Wayne Beef and Biscuit Casserole - TWO John Wayne Recipes: Casserole PLUS Green Chilie Squares!

From - 05/25/17:

A grandmother overheard her 5-year-old granddaughter "playing wedding."

The wedding vows went like this:

"You have the right to remain silent, anything you say may be held against you, you have the right to have an attorney present. You may kiss the bride."

1. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: and CONTACT:

2. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE:

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/23/17

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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Ballad of the Green Berets

Written and Performed by Sgt. Barry Sadler

Fighting soldiers from the sky
Fearless men who jump and die
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Trained to live, off nature's land
Trained in combat, hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage deep, from the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her this last request

Put silver wings on my son's chest
Make him one of America's best
He'll be a man they'll test one day
Have him win the Green Beret

"Ballad of the Green Berets" midi courtesy of - 05/26/07

"Ballad of the Green Berets" lyrics courtesy of - 05/26/07

First John Wayne Image courtesy of - 05/26/07

Second John Wayne Image courtesy of - 05/26/07

Gold Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/26/07

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

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

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