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07/24/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mormon Pioneer Day

1847 Plus 161 Years

“One hundred and fifty years ago our people were leaving Nauvoo and threading their way across the prairies of Iowa.
None of us, I am confident, can appreciate the measure of sacrifice which they made in leaving their comfortable homes
to brave the tempests of the wilderness on a journey that would not end until they reached this valley of the Great Salt Lake.
Their suffering was immeasurable. They died by the hundreds for this cause of which each one of us is a part.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley, Fifteenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, November 1996
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

  As you know, we're all about celebrating our various holidays and religious observances together here as the big happy family that we've all become.  By my most recent calculations, more than 5% of those on our regular mailing list of 525 - plus people are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so it's time again that we share one of our favorite holidays with the rest of y'all.  The last one I remember (and it wasn't really a holiday) was nearly three years ago:

   As I mentioned at that time, should you choose to read why I left the beloved Methodist Church in which I was raised and adopted this faith as my own, I'll offer you this story once more which I wrote for my children and grandchildren:

   And, oh, yes, there was some other discussion here as well:

BONUS #1 - - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Come, Come, Ye Saints - Re-Dedication of the Tabernacle at Temple Square - 177th Annual General Conference, 2007

BONUS #2 - - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Come, Come, Ye Saints - arranged by Mack Wilberg

BONUS #3 - - Pioneer Handcart Trek, June 21 - 23, 2007 - "The Shaw Butte Ward and the Phoenix, AZ North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reenact a portion of a Mormon pioneer handcart trek.

"In fleeing persecution in order to freely practice their constitutional rights, Mormon pioneers migrated to what is now Salt Lake City, UT. Many of these immigrants could not afford wagons and livestock so they walked pulling what little belongings they had in handcarts.

"Many Stakes reenact this trek with their young men and women to help them better appreciate the faith and sacrifices of the early Mormon settlers. Many of the youth find the trek to be a life changing event. They Return home with a greater respect for early Saints and stronger faith in Jesus Christ's restored gospel. This trek was no exception . . ."



     And speaking of Latter-day Saints, Happy Birthday today to one of the biggest Sweetie-Pies in the whole wide world, the Fayetteville North Carolina Stake President, Joseph N. Catlett!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC;

Sunday, December 11, 2005,
8:34 PM
Marie Catlett and Fayetteville NC Stake President Joseph N. Catlett

30 -     Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND         My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, American School, IL) of NC;

31 -
  Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND    Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/23/08 - "Stonewall Jackson School":


Having several verified photos of Stonewall Jackson School to view, ranging from its original design to its final configuration, I can only conclude that this image IS NOT Stonewall Jackson School. The school in this image has glaring architectural differences from the verified images. It is possible that the publishers cleverly added the school name above the entrance, but there is no evidence that the real Jackson School ever had such an entrance with those types of columns. Further, the window design and placement does not match any verified image, and there is no verified image ever showing a cupola.  There are other differences, but I think I have made my point.


   Oh. OH. OHHHHH!!!!  I thought you meant that the original school shown in the postcard either grew or burned and Robinson remodeled it or something or - oh, "nevermind".

   How's this? Two total page redesigns and better links:

   Thanks for clarifying that for me, David!

 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 07/22/08 - "Color is Good!":

My kind of diet, COUNTRY GIRL! 









Yesterday I went to the doctor for my yearly physical.
My blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was high,
I'd gained some weight, and I
didn't  feel so hot.

My doctor said eating right doesn't  have to
be complicated and it would solve my physical problems.

He said just think in colors...

Fill your plate with bright colors... greens,
yellows, reds, etc.

 I went right home and ate an entire bowl of



And sure enough, I felt better immediately.
I never knew eating right could be so easy ! 

   Thanks, Mark!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/23/08 - "TO A KEEPER; former classmates, friends & loved ones!":


... __/ /\____
, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
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,.- ,.-~~-., `-. :

One day someone's loved one died.
And on that clear, cold morning,
in the warmth of their bedroom,

they were struck with the pain of learning that sometimes
There isn't any more.

No more hugs,
no more lucky moments to celebrate together,
no more phone calls just to chat,
no more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most goes away.
never to return before we can say good-bye,
Say "I Love You."

... __/ /\____
, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
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,.- ,.-~~-., `-. :

So while we have it . . it's best we love it . .
And care for it and fix it when it's broken.
and take good care of it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage.... and friendships.

And children with bad report cards;
And dogs with bad hips;

And aging parents and grandparents.
We keep them because they are worth it,

Because we cherish them!

.... __/ /\____
, o` ,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
```)( | | [1] | | [1]| | |[1] || |l
,.- ,.-~ ~-., `-. :

Some things we keep --
like a best friend who moved away or a classmate we grew up with.
There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

.. __/ /\____
, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
```)( | | [1] | | [1]| | |[1] || |l
,.- ,.-~~-., `-. :

Life is important,
and so are the people we know . .
And so, we keep them close!

.. __/ /\____
, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
```)( | | [1] | | [1]| | |[1] || |l
,.- ,.-~~-., `- :

I received this from someone today who thought I was a 'KEEPER'!

Then I sent it to the people
I Think of in the same way!

Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life! 

... __/ /\____
, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
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,.- ,.-~~-., ` -. :

Thank you very much
for being a special part of MY Life!

... __/ /\____
, o`,/__/ _/\_ //____/\
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,.- ,.-~~-., `-. :

 are a Keeper!

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."

   Thank you so much, Joyce!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/23/08 - "Globalization":

Finally, here is a definition of globalization I can understand and to which I can relate! 

  Question:  What is the truest definition of Globalization?
Answer: Princess Diana's death.
Question: How come?   

An English princess
with an Egyptian boyfriend
 crashes in a French tunnel,

driving in a German car
with a Dutch engine,
driven by a Belgian
who was drunk on Scottish whisky,
(check the bottle before you change the spelling),

followed closely by Italian Paparazzi,
on Japanese motorcycles; 
treated by an American doctor,  
using Brazilian medicines.

This originated with an Irishman,
using Bill Gates' technology,
and you're probably reading this on your computer,
that uses Taiwanese chips,

and a Korean monitor,
assembled by Bangladeshi workers 
in a Singapore plant,
transported by Indian lorry-drivers,
hijacked by Indonesians,
unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen,
and trucked to you by Mexican illegals.....
That, my friends, is Globalization!

Have a great day!

   PRICELESS - Thanks, Adonis!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/23/08 - "CBS News Articles and Features from Wayne":

Read and learn!

Cancer Docs Warn Staff Of Cell Phone Risks

CBS News Online

   YOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Wayne Honey!

From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 07/23/08 - "Things To Remember":

1. Faith is the ability to not panic.

2. If you worry, you didn't pray. If you prayed, don't worry.

3. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home every day.

4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.

6. Do the math. Count your blessings.

7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

8. Dear God: I have a problem. It's me.

9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.

10. Laugh every day -- it's like inner jogging.

11 The most important things in your home are the people.

12. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.

13. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open. Come on in.

14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.

15. He who dies with the most toys is STILL DEAD.

16. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments.

17. Nothing is real to you until you experience it; otherwise it's just hear say.

18. It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.

19. Surviving and living your life successfully requires courage. The goals and dreams you're seeking require courage and risk-taking. Learn from the turtle, it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.

20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is... Merely what Others think you are.

No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting. Leave gentle fingerprints on the soul of another for the angels to read. I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.


   Thank you so much, Eva!

  From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 07/23/08 - "RE: 07/21/08 - See You in September":

What a beautiful song, Carol.  Thanks!!!

Kathy Cooper
Class of 1970

   Thank you, Kathy! I'm glad you liked it!

  From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 07/23/08 - "Class of 1963 Reunion Items":

I have a few requests regarding NNHS website updates :
1.  Class of 63 Missing List.  Please remove Marsha Solomon Weinstein and Carolyn Reynolds from the Class of 1963 missing list. 


 Also is it possible to update that list to remove those found or decreased?


2.  Class of 63 Reunion Registration Brochure...I am attaching a copy of our reunion registration brochure hoping that you can add it to our reunion notice. 

     YIKES!!! Awwww - we were on a roll there, too. I was not even able to open it, much less post it. I've never seen a .pub file, and my computer pretended it hadn't, either.  I'll see if my tech-reppies can help.....

It would be great if you could mention the reunion brochure on the home page too if possible.



3.  Class of 63 Reunion Info.....Please remove the statement regarding closure of our reunion to other classes...we are rethinking one function and I will provide an update as soon as details are finalized.

        Done! Four out of five - not too bad, considering how often I still don't know what I'm doing!

Thanks for all you do to keep everyone connected!
Barbara L. Barnes

   Thank you, Barbara!

  From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 07/23/08 - "pictures":

Thanks for posting the moose.  It always amazes me to see wild life up close.  Would you like me to send pictures as a jpeg file? 

   Oh, yes, Phil! That would be far better, thank you! And I really haven't forgotten the batch of images you sent on May 6, either. They're right here on my "to-do" list.....

Your wedding picture was awesome.  You always were hot!  Take care and look forward to your letters.


Phil Hammond

   OH, WOW!!! That's the nicest thing anyone's said to me lately! Thanks, Phillip! 

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 07/23/08 - "Mathematical Stuff!":

Carol -- I ran across this mathematical "poser" again after it had been in my "pile of schtuff" for several years. I have to wonder what    Miss Todd or  Mr. Levy would have thought of the following:
There were three Indian squaws. One slept on a deer skin, one slept on an elk skin, and the third slept on a hippopotamus skin. All three became pregnant, and the first two each had a baby boy. The one who slept on the hippopotamus skin had twin boys. This goes to prove that the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides.

   Thanks, Ronnie - that's a lovely one! I'm sure that my math skills will improve tremendously now, just knowing that!

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Julius Benton ('58) of VA - diagnosed years ago with Pick's Disease; update of 07/18/08 - SEE: 07/19/08

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE: 04/28/08; update of 06/23/08 - surgery on right eye -  07/01/08; surgery on left eye to follow several weeks later as financial goals are met

Connie Bloxom Thompson
2237 Hunter Chase
Bel Air, M
D 21015

3.   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA - broken hip - early this year; still recovering and in pain; update of 06/17/08 - SEE: 06/18/08

4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

5. Emily (daughter of        My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"; update of 05/13/08 - has had a setback; going to see the surgeon in Richmond on 05/15/08; update of 06/15/08 - SEE: 06/17/08

6.       My Niece, Shari, of VA - hospitalized 07/19/08

7.     Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA - stroke on 06/17/08; update of 06/25/08 - SEE: 06/26/08; update of 07/02/08 - SEE: 07/03/08

8.   Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - knee surgery with complications on 07/01/08 - update of 07/10/08 - SEE: 07/12/08; update of 07/20/08 - SEE: 07/21/08

9. My second granddaughter,     Rachel Harty of IL - broke her ankle/leg in 3 places on 05/17/08; clean breaks, no surgery required, but located in a tricky place for a growing girl, so proper healing is essential; update of 05/30/08 - "healing nicely. They put her in a cast below the knee. She still can't put any weight on it for 2 more weeks. Then she will be in a walking cast for 3 weeks after that"; update of 06/14/08 - Her leg is healing much faster than the doctor had expected. She is in a waterproof walking cast now for 3 weeks, then this cast will come off and she will have physical therapy; update of 07/06/08: SEE: 07/07/08

10. Bitsy Heath ('57) of VA - 07/02/08 - abdominal aneurysm requiring surgery; also having other issues with breathing and pulmonary output;  SEE: 07/03/08

11. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08; 
update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

12.   Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"; update of 05/10/08: "continues to do well since the surgery for pancreatic cancer and will now begin the follow-up treatment to be decided upon following the consultation and evaluation at MD Anderson (Houston).

13. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!;  update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "

14. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

    Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - "I WENT BACK INTO THE HOSPITAL TUESDAY (07/15/08)"

16. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late    Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks"; update of 07/19/08 - finished her radiation treatments and is now cancer free !!!!!  - will be having reconstructive surgery in August.

17. Jim Wilson ('58) of VA recovering from prostate surgery on 06/02/08

18. All of Us


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:

     Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND PERHAPS OTHERS:  - 07/23/08

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                             Love to all, Carol




Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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Come, Come, Ye Saints

"This hymn text was written by William Clayton, who was inspired by the existing hymn 'All Is Well' and his experiences traveling to Utah as one of the Mormon Pioneers. They, the early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gathered from around the world and walked across the American plains to find a new home in the West where they could live their religion without persecution. They settled and colonized much of what is now the state of Utah and although the bitter persecution of the past has, for the most part, been replaced with understanding and respect, for members of the Church throughout the world the hymn 'Come, Come Ye Saints' continues to represent their heritage of faith and sacrifice."

Words by William Clayton, April 15, 1846
(1814 - 4 Dec 1879)

Music: English Folk Song

Come, come, ye Saints, no toil or labor fear;
But with joy wend your way.
Though hard to you this journey may appear,
Grace shall be as your day.
'Tis better far for us to strive
Our useless cares from us to drive;
Do this and joy your hearts will swell —
All is well! All is well!

Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?
'Tis not so; all is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins; fresh courage take.
Our God will never us forsake;
And soon we'll have this tale to tell —
All is well! All is well!

We'll find the place which God for us prepared,
Far away in the West.
Where none shall come to hurt or make afraid;
There the Saints will be blessed.
We'll make the air with music ring,
Shout praises to our God and King;
Above the rest these words we'll tell —
All is well! All is well!

And should we die before our journey's through,
Happy day! All is well!
We then are free from toil and sorrow, too;
With the just we shall dwell!
But if our lives are spared again
To see the Saints their rest obtain;
Oh, how we'll make this chorus swell —
All is well! All is well!

"Come, Come, Ye Saints" midi and history courtesy of,_Come_Ye_Saints_(Traditional) - 07/23/08

"Come, Come, Ye Saints" lyrics courtesy of - 07/23/08

Image of Cloy Kent's Painting of a Latter-day Saint handcart family moving west (the original of which hangs in Iowa City 4th Ward meetinghouse)
courtesy of - 07/23/08

Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/23/08

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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

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!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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