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07/01/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Canada Day Plus 150 Years

“Canada has always been there to help people who need it.”

- Justin Trudeau
(b. 25 Dec 1971)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We've never observed Canada Day here together before, but as we like to celebrate everything together, how could we resist their Big Day?

   Didn't we learn their national anthem in elementary school? I know we sang it in Mrs. Gladys Curry's fourth grade at Magruder School. Remember,   Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA,   Russell Collins ('65) of TN,   Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia,    Bobby Hatten (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA,    Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of CA, and    Bridget Whitt Jones of AR?

   Besides, my daughter-in-law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of TX (soon to be NC!) is from Alberta!

BONUS #1 - - O Canada

BONUS #2 - - O Canada

BONUS #3 - - O Canada, Sarah McLachlan, Heritage Classic 2014


   Happy Birthday today to   The late Julius Benton ('58) (deceased 20 Nov 2008) AND  Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Fred Mays ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -  Fred Hayman ('57) AND    Forrest Powell ('63) of VA;

05 - Doug Johnson ('57) of VA;

06 -   The late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11);

07 -   Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND   Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


July 01, 1867 - The British North America Act of 1867 took effect as the Province of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia joined into confederation to create the modern nation of Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald was sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada. This date is commemorated annually in Canada as Canada Day, a national holiday.


July 01, 1942 - German troops captured Sevestpol, Crimea, in the Soviet Union.

July 01, 1942 - German U-boats attacked merchant ships in the Atlantic.

July 01, 1942 - The first Battle of El Alamein.

July 01, 1943 - Tokyo City merged with Tokyo Prefecture and was dissolved. Since then, no city in Japan has had the name "Tokyo" (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city).

Saturday, July 01, 1967 - Linda DeShazo ('65) and David Hatchett ('65) were married in Newport News. Happy 50th Anniversary!

Saturday, July 01, 1967 - Merger Treaty: The European Community was formally created out of a merger with the Common Market, the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Commission.

Saturday, July 01, 1967 - Model and actress Pamela Anderson was born Pamela Denise Anderson in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada.

Saturday, July 01, 1967 - Composer and academic Sansan Chien was born in Changhua, Taiwan. She died at the age of 44 on 24 Oct 2011 in Chang Geng Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan after a difficult battle with cancer.

Saturday, July 01, 1967 - Historian and academic Gerhard Ritter (b. Gerhard Georg Bernhard Ritter on 06 Apr 1888 in Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Hesse, Germany) died in Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany at the age of 79.

My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/30/15:

“If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.”

- Marvin J. Ashton
(06 May 1915  - 25 Feb 1994)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/30/17, 1:08 PM:

Thank you so much for the post about Jeff Burton...he is distantly related to my husband, John (Burton - Hampton HS - '58).

We have not made the direct connection but John's grandfather (Fred Burton) used to go over to South Hill "to see the boys". They were his cousins. My husband thinks that his grandfather and Jeff's great grandfather may have been brothers. Since I know that you are into genealogy as well maybe you can shed some light on this for us..... My hub is off at BS camp, but his grandfather married a Davis.

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Jean! John is much more closely related to Jeff than I am! In fact, as Burton is not THAT uncommon a surname, I had never supposed any relationship between any of us at all until I read the Wikipedia article about Jeff on Thursday.
      My favorite story about this line is that back in the early 1700's (see Chart #40) two Burton brothers, the sons of Robert Burton (1654-1724/27), married two Allen sisters, the daughters of Samuel Allen (b. abt. 1669), and from then on, bestowing the Allen surname as a middle name was THE thing to do, hence Frances Allen Burton (b. 1804), born three generations later.

   Tell Cousin John "Hi" for me when he returns home from camp!

Chart #1 Chart #5 Chart #40
See Person #11 - Virginia Susan Fitts See Person #7 - Frances Allen Burton See Persons #4 and #5 - Hutchins Burton
and Susannah Allen

From Wayne Boger ('64) of VA - 06/30/17:


One year ago I had 17 screws put in my spine. Last month I had knee surgery. Pain, pain, but doing great.

I served with the US Army 82nd Airborne in Vietnam; was wounded twice but the a@@ that shot me has no head now.

I was honored to lay a wreath at the grave of the unknown soldier. I will never forget it.

Giving out my email is okay:  

   WOWZERONI! Thank you for these images, and for your service as well, Wayne!

Friday, July 01, 2016
Arlington National Cemetery

 From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 06/27/17 - "House Concert - July 8th - Nashville Songwriter Hall of Famer - Tom Douglas":

Hope you can join us for what promises to be a very special night of Music...

******* A SOLO PERFORMANCE *******
Grammy Nominated - Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee

******* Tom Douglas *******

Triple Play Award Winner – 3 #1s in a single year
“Little Rock” – Collin Raye
“The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
“Southern Voice” – Tim McGraw
“I Run to You” & “Hello World” – Lady Antebellum
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” – Tim McGraw
“Raise’em Up” – Keith Urban w/Eric Church
And so many more……..
  Come see and hear Tom tell his his own words
"From Texas to Nashville to the Songwriter Hall of Fame"

A Masterful Piano Player, Songwriter and a Compelling Storyteller.....we are honored to have Tom come and spend an intimate evening with us. We are also excited to hear Tom's daughter Claire Douglas in an opening round. We heard Claire playing at the World Famous Bluebird Cafe a while back and you will be trilled as we were to hear her music. Also in the opening rounds will be Dave Brainard and Jenny Tolman. They are making a return visit to our home. Dave has produced songs / albums for both Kacey Musgraves and Brandy Clark and is currently working on a long awaited project by Jenny Tolman, a rare Nashville native!

This is a potluck - BYOB event. Donations are $20 at Z door

6:00 PM - Door opens
7:00 PM - Dave Brainard & Jenny Tolman
8:00 PM - Claire Douglas
8:30 PM - Tom Douglas

Please RSZP to me at:

   COOL BEANS! Thank you, Terry! Y'all have fun!

If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.”

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - "21 Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand (#11 in a Series of 21)":

  21 Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand 

#11: Grandma Let Us Do Everything. Well, maybe that hasn't changed so much, but we LOVED eating off the beaters!

   Thank you, Sarah Sugah!


BONUS CANADA DAY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Canada Day Maple Leaf - Canada Day Patterns - a plethora of designs!

BONUS CANADA DAY RECIPES:!Caprese-Skewers - 50 Fantastic Canada Day Potluck Recipes - Canada Day Recipes

From - 06/30/17:

Q. What kind of exercise do lazy people do?

A. Diddly-squats.

1. 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.

2. Wednesday, September 13, 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 06/10/17

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

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O Canada

"...the national anthem of Canada. The song was originally commissioned by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Théodore Robitaille for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony; 
Calixa Lavallée composed the music, after which, words were written by the poet and judge Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier.

The lyrics were originally in French; an English version was created in 1906.[1] 

Robert Stanley Weir wrote in 1908 another English version, which is the official and most popular version, one that is not a literal translation of the French.
Weir's lyrics have been revised twice, taking their present form in 1980, but the French lyrics remain unaltered.

'O Canada' had served as a de facto national anthem since 1939, officially becoming Canada's national anthem in 1980 when the Act of Parliament making it so received royal assent 
and became effective on July 1 as part of that year's 
Dominion Day (now known as Canada Day) celebrations.[1][2]"

O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

The words of the original poem of 1908 by Stanley Weir are as follows:

O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love thou dost in us command.
We see thee rising fair, dear land,
The True North, strong and free;
And stand on guard, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.

O Canada! O Canada!
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.

O Canada! Where pines and maples grow.
Great prairies spread and lordly rivers flow.
How dear to us thy broad domain,
From East to Western Sea,
Thou land of hope for all who toil!
Thou True North, strong and free!


O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies
May stalwart sons and gentle maidens rise,
To keep thee steadfast through the years
From East to Western Sea,
Our own beloved native land!
Our True North, strong and free!


Ruler supreme, who hearest humble prayer,
Hold our dominion within thy loving care;
Help us to find, O God, in thee
A lasting, rich reward,
As waiting for the Better Day,
We ever stand on guard.



"O Canada" history courtesy of - 07/02/17

"O Canada" lyrics courtesy of 07/02/27

Celebrate Canada 150 Title Banner courtesy of - 07/01/17

April 1957 Image of Mrs. Gladys Curry's Fourth Grade Class courtesy of Bobby Hatten of VA - 09/23/15 (see:
Thanks, Bobby!

Red and White Ribbon Divider line clip art courtesy of - 03/01/09

 Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve! 

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

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

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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!

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

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

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