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07/07/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
More I Cannot Wish You

“What do most people say on their deathbed? They don't say, 'I wish I'd made more money.'
They say, 'I wish I'd spent more time with my family and done more for society or my community.”

- David Rubenstein
(b. 11 Aug

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today is 07/07/17. I've already tried to write that as many times today as I could find appropriate; I just wanted to do it one more time.

I wanted a new theme for today, and my "radio on television" thoughtfully suggested this one.

BONUS #1 - - More I Cannot Wish You - Bing Crosby

BONUS #2 - - More I Cannot Wish You - Jesse L. Martin, Victor Garber, and John Barrowman

BONUS #3 - - More I Cannot Wish You - Liz Callaway

   Happy BIG Birthday today to     Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND also to    Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

12 -   Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA;;

13 - James Stidham ('57) AND  Bobby Jeffries ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 07, 1941 - The American occupation of Iceland replaced the British occupation.

July 07, 1941 - Beirut was occupied by Free France and British troops.

July 07, 1944 - Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.


Friday, July 07, 1967 - Race car driver Tom Kristensen was born in Hobro, Denmark.

“If you stumble, rise up, go on.”

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

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 07/06/17 - "4th of July":

Freedom Speaks.....

4th of July

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well-educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: freedom is never free! We thank these early patriots, as well as those patriots now fighting to KEEP our freedom!

I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you can, please. It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more MEANING to it than beer, fireworks, HOT DOGS, and picnics......

   Thank you so much, Wayne! The Fourth was a few days ago, but it never hurts to remember the many sacrifices which were made on our behalf!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/07/17:

  Thank you, Joan!    

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/06/16:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jean!

 From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 07/06/17:

  BRILLIANT! Thank you, Mary!    

From My Cousin Jean's Daughter, Samantha, of VA - 07/06/17:

    This was me the other day!!

         Thanks, Samantha!    


 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 07/06/17:

  Thanks, Cousin Jim!    

From Jim Rohn's Newsletter - 07/06/15 - "4 Things You Can Learn from Your Child":
4 Things You Can Learn from Your Child

Refresh your perspective on life and practice being child-like.
by Jim Rohn

Remember the master teacher once said 2,000 years ago, “Unless you can become like little children, your chances are zero; you haven’t got a prayer.” This is a major consideration for adults.

Be like children, and remember there are four ways to be more like a child no matter how old you get…

1. Curiosity

Be curious; embrace childish curiosity. What will kids do if they want to know something bad enough? You’re right. They will bug you. Kids can ask a million questions. You think they’re through, then they’ve got another million. They will keep plaguing you. They can drive you right to the brink.

Kids use their curiosity to learn. Have you ever noticed that while adults are stepping on ants, children are studying them? A child’s curiosity is what helps them to reach, learn and grow.

2. Excitement

Learn to get excited like a child. There is nothing that has more magic than childish excitement. So excited that you hate to go to bed at night… that you can’t wait to get up in the morning… that you’re about to explode. How can anyone resist that kind of childish magic?

Now, once in a while I meet someone who says, “Well, I’m a little too mature for all that childish excitement.” Isn’t that pitiful? You’ve got to weep for these kinds of people. All I’ve got to say is, “If you’re too old to get excited, you’re old.” Don’t get that old.

3. Faith

Faith is childish. How else would you describe it? Some people say, “Let’s be adult about it.” Oh, no. No. Adults too often have a tendency to be overly skeptical. Some adults even have a tendency to be cynical.

Adults say, “Yeah. I’ve heard that old positive line before. It will be a long day in June before I fall for that positive line. You’ve got to prove to me it’s any good.” See, that’s adult, but kids aren’t that way.

Kids think you can get anything. They are really funny. You tell them, “We’re going to have three swimming pools.” And they say, “Yeah. Three. One each. Stay out of my swimming pool.” See, they start dividing them up right away, but adults are not like that. Adults say, “Three swimming pools? You’re out of your mind. Most people don’t even have one swimming pool. You’ll be lucky to get a tub in the backyard.”

You notice the difference? No wonder the master teacher said, “Unless you can become like little children, your chances, they’re skinny.”

4. Trust

Trust is a childish virtue, but it has great merit. Have you heard the expression “Sleep like a baby”? That’s it. Childish trust. After you’ve gotten an A+ for the day, leave it in somebody else’s hands.

Curiosity, excitement, faith and trust. That is a powerful combination to bring (back) into our lives.

It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - "21 Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand (#17 in a Series of 21)":

  21 Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand 

#17: TV Had "Sign Off" Messages. Remember these? TV would go off at midnight and sometimes even go as far as playing the National Anthem all night.

   Thank you, Sarah Sugah!


BONUS WISH CROCHET PATTERN: - Wedding Wish Jars Crochet Pattern

BONUS FOOD WISHES® RECIPES: - Food Wishes® Recipes - "Chef John’s tips, tricks, and puns are addictive, and so are his dishes. Try making them yourself."


From - 07/04/17:

A wealthy woman was giving a garden party, and several well-to-do guests attended. While the party ensued, two gardeners were out on the back lawn working. One guest was watching the gardeners do their thing, and while one gardener was busy weeding, the other jumped up and did graceful swirling dance movements.

Taken by his grace, the guest remarked to the host, "That man is such a talented dancer, that I would pay him a hundred dollars to demonstrate his dancing before my aerobics class!"

When the host asked the first gardener about such an arrangement, he yelled, "Hey Fred! Do you think for a hundred dollars you could step on that rake again?"

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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More I Cannot Wish You

Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (29 June 1910 - 28 July 1969), for the film version of Guys and Dolls, 1955

Velvet I can wish you
For the collar of your coat
And fortune smiling all along your way
But more I cannot wish you
Than to wish you find your love
Your own true love this day

Mansions I can wish you
Seven footmen all in red
And calling cards upon a silver tray.
But more I cannot wish you
Than to wish you find your love
Your own true love this day

Standing there
Gazing at you
Full of the bloom of youth

Standing there
Gazing at you
With a sheep's eye
And a licorice tooth.

Music I can wish you
Merry music while you're young
And wisdom when your hair has turned to gray.
But more I cannot wish you
Than to wish you find your love
Your own true love this day
With a sheep's eye
And a licorice tooth
And the strong arms
To carry you away.

"More I Cannot Wish You" lyrics courtesy of - 07/07/17

Title Image courtesy of - 07/06/17

Red and Blue Diamond Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/05/07

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

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

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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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