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  07/04/15 - NNHS Newsletter

In a chariot of light from the region of the day,
The Goddess of Liberty came
She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love,
the plant she named Liberty Tree.”

- Thomas Paine
(29 Jan 1737 - 08 June 1809)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This theme repeats every year that we're able. Happy Independence Day!

   Skip the above homework (you should know it by heart twelve times over by now anyway) if you really must, but please watch the following seven videos:

BONUS #1 - - The Star Spangled Banner - sing-along

BONUS #2 - - The Star Spangled Banner - Josh Groban, Concert for America

BONUS #3 - - The Star Spangled Banner - The Cactus Cuties

BONUS #4 - - The Star Spangled Banner - RhemaMarvanne - age 7

BONUS #5 - - The Star Spangled Banner - Jordin Sparks - Super Bowl XLII (2008)

BONUS #6 - - The Star Spangled Banner - Kol Ish

BONUS #7 - - The Star Spangled Banner - The Combined Choirs of the US Military Academies accompanied by the United States Army Herald Trumpets - Super Bowl XXXIX

   Happy Independence Day Birthday today to    Fred Hayman ('57) AND      Forrest Powell ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Doug Johnson ('57) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

09 -  The late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND    Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL;

10 -   Nancy Gordon Schreier ('60) of VA AND    Bill Wynne ('63) of MD;

11 -    Bobby Maddy ('57) AND     Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 04, 1865 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was published.


July 04, 1941 - Nazi Germans massacred Polish scientists and writers in the captured Polish city of Lwów.

July 04, 1941 - The Burning of the Riga synagogues: The Great Choral Synagogue in German occupied Riga was burned with 300 Jews locked in the basement.

July 04, 1942 - The 250 day Siege of Sevastopol in the Crimea ended when the city fell to Axis forces.

July 04, 1943 - The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history and the world's largest tank battle, began in Prokhorovka village.

July 04, 1943 - In Gibraltar, a Royal Air Force B-24 Liberator bomber crashed into the sea in an apparent accident moments after takeoff, killing sixteen passengers on board; only the pilot survived.

July 04, 1946 - The Kielce pogrom against Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland transpired.


Sunday, July 04, 1965 - Basketball player and coach Harvey Grant was born in Augusta, Georgia.

Sunday, July 04, 1965 - Basketball player and coach Horace Grant was born Horace Junior Grant in Augusta, Georgia.


“Learn to pray. Pray often. Pray in your mind, in your heart. Pray on your knees. Prayer is your personal key to heaven.”

- Boyd K. Packer   
(10 Sept 1924
- 03 July 2015)


  From Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 07/03/15:

Missed you, Carol.

Bill Turner
Ovilla, TX

   Billy TURNER! Thanks! I've missed you, too!

    From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/03/15 - "Friends":

     Thanks, Joyce!

“You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.”

- Yogi Berra
b. 12 May 1925)

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#20 in a series of 33)":

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!

BONUS ALL-AMERICAN CROCHET PATTERNS: - Red, White, and Blue Bunting - "Celebrate America with this patriotic pattern! Hang this Red, White, and Blue Bunting outside your home for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or even year-round. Use Red Heart Super Saver Solids to complete this free crochet pattern." - Stars and Stripes Cushions - "Our free crochet patterns are a perfect way to get into the 4th of July spirit. These stars and stripes cushions are a great way to decorate your living room for your 4th cookout. People will be asking you where you got them!" and - A July Fourth Crochet Afghan - "Support that red, white and blue by crocheting this fabulous 4th of July afghan. Bring it with you to the parade so you can display your patriotism." of July Coaster - "Set your drink down in style! Make this free crochet pattern for your next 4th of July party. All the guests will want a coaster for themselves, so make more than 1." - Meridel Abrams's Fourth of July Bookmark - "If you read, you simply must have a bookmark to mark your place. You can create your very own 4th of July bookmark using this free crochet pattern. Celebrate your book as you would the holiday!"

BONUS JULY 4th RECIPES: - Bacon Burgers - "Move over, fast food burgers! We can make these homemade bacon burgers right on our grills in no time. And since the bacon is mixed right into the ground beef, we get great flavor through and through!" - Firecracker Slaw - "We eat with our eyes, so why not add flavor and eye appeal to your coleslaw? It’s easy to do just by adding colorful bell peppers, celery and brown sugar." - All-American Pudding Cake  - "Hooray for the red, white, and blue! Our All-American Pudding Cake will surely earn you your baking stars and stripes! This scrumptious homemade poke cake, filled with creamy pudding, is a delight for your senses!"


From - 07/03/15:

Mother mouse and a baby mouse were walking along, when all of a sudden, a cat attacked them.

The mother mouse went, "BARK!" and the cat ran away.

"See?" said the mother mouse to her baby. "Now do you see why it's important to learn a foreign language?"


1. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 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 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @ 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/03/15

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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The Star-Spangled Banner

Lyrics by Francis Scott Key (01 Aug 1779 - 11 Jan 1843), 1814

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

"The Star Spangled Banner" midi courtesy of - 03/02/06

"The Star Spangled Banner" lyrics courtesy of - 03/02/06

"Happy Independence Day" Title clip art courtesy
of - 06/29/06

Animated Liberty Bell clip art courtesy of - 06/29/06

Quill Pen Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/14/04

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

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

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