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  07/04/20 - 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) (d. 05/02/11);

07 -  the boy Most Likely to Succeed in the Class of '65, Frank Blechman of Northern VAAND    Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC;

09 - The late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (d. 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, 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.


July 04, 1970 - It was Independence Day then, too!

July 04, 1970 - Painter and illustrator Barnett Newman (b. 29 Jan 1905 in New York City) died there of a heart attack at the age of 65.

July 04, 1970 -Sailor and businessman Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (b. 06 July 1884 in Oakdale, New York) died in Newport, Rhode Island two days before his 86th birthday.

From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 07/03/16:

“I am convinced that if we are to continue to have the freedoms which came of the inspiration of the almighty to our founding fathers, we must return to the god who is their true author. We need to worship Him in spirit and in truth. We need to acknowledge His all-powerful hand. We need to humble ourselves before Him and seek His guidance in all that concerns matters of state.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

  From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/04/18:
  OOH! Thank you, Joan!

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/30/18 - "*** Wishing you a Happy & Safe July 4th. ***":

    WOWZERS! Thank you, Shari!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/04/18:

  Thanks so much, Domi!

  From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/03/17:

  "Land of the free because of the brave!"

   BRILLIANT! Thank you, Linda May!


  From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 07/03/16:

  Thank you so much, Catherine!

From Alton Jones ('66) of FL and NC - 07/02/20, 10:10 PM:

  Just sayin’ ...

       Thanks, Alton!


From Linda DeShazo Hatchett ('65) of VA - 07/03/17:

  Thank you, Linda!

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

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)


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."

Meridel Abrams' 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!"


24 Summer Knitting Patterns: The Red, White, and Blue - "Americans love the 4th of July. Whether your favorite part is the fireworks, the food, or the friends, everyone will be out celebrating the birth of our great nation. Of course, you’ll want to pull out something patriotic to show your support. You don’t have to go gaudy to spell out your feelings about the good ol’ USA though, a few tactful pieces can say just as much as a sweater emblazoned with a flag. This collection of patterns for summer follows a red, white, and blue theme so that you can pick and choose how to best display your patriotic spirit..."


Mr. Food's 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!"

Mr. Food's 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."

Mr. Food's 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 - 07/01/18:

A land surveyor was tasked with mapping a golf course that was expanding from 9 holes to 18 holes. He needed a stout machete to clear thick brush as he went on. Along the way, he came upon a golf club that an irate player must have hurled into the woods. It was in good condition, so he picked it up and continued on.

When he broke out of the brush onto a putting green, two golfers stared at him in awe. After all, he had a machete in one hand, a golf club in the other, and behind him was a clear-cut swath leading out of the woods.

"There," said one of the golfers, "is a guy who really hates to lose a ball!"

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                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
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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

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!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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

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